Monday, May 1, 2017

Nicole R. Locker's BOSS UNYIELDING Release Day Blitz & Giveaway

Farren Fields shouldn’t be attracted to her hot, older boss… But she is.

By Nicole R. Locker

Publication Date: May 1, 2017
Publisher: Nicole R. Locker | Pronoun
Genre: Contemporary Romance | NA
Print Length: 164 pages

Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Farren Fields shouldn’t be attracted to her hot, older boss… But she is.

She’s brains and beauty, unafraid to go after what she wants – until her sexy, Alpha, playboy boss becomes the object of her innermost desires.

Rogan Rayner knows his new star employee is off limits… But when have limits ever been able to stop him?

“In this world, there is nothing softer or thinner than water. But to compel the hard and unyielding, it has no equal. That the weak overcomes the strong, that the hard gives way to the gentle – this everyone knows. Yet no one asks accordingly.” –Laozi


 Nicole R. Locker is a resident of Lubbock, Texas, USA.
She has a Master of Science in Psychology and a love for pit bulls, Pilates, and romance novels.  (And men with Irish accents!)
By day, Nicole supervises a team of 11 social workers, and by night, she likes to escape reality and write about Alpha men who can handle their business.

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Nicole is giving away
TWO PRINT Copies (US Only)
FIVE eCopies (International)
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Jo Watson's FINDING YOU Release Week Blitz & #Giveaway

Title: Finding You       
Author: Jo Watson
On Sale: May 2, 2017
Series: Destination Love #3
Publisher: Forever
Format: Trade Paperback
Price: $14.99 USD

Being adopted never made Jane Smith feel unloved, just unlike the rest of her family. As her twenty-fifth birthday approaches, she is struck by an overwhelming longing to finally find her place in the world. So, in a very un-Jane-like move, she books a last-minute ticket to Greece to find her birth father and the real Jane. All she knows about him is that he was a tour guide named Dimitri. Armed with this knowledge and several surprise boxes of condoms from her mom (not embarrassing at all), Jane takes off.

Within minutes of landing she makes two important discoveries. First, everyone in Greece is named Dimitri, and second, fate might be playing a sick joke on her when a sexy tour guide called Dimitri comes to fetch her from the airport. After failing to find concrete information about her father, Dimitri offers to help Jane with her search – if she’ll go on an adventure with him. Stable Jane would never risk a steamy vacation romance, but real Jane might finally be ready to listen to her heart. Will Jane find her biological father, or will she end up finding something else entirely?


Jo Watson is an award-winning writer of romantic comedies. Burning Moon won a Watty Award in 2014. Jo is an Adidas addict and a Depeche Mode devotee.



We’re giving away 10 copies of FINDING YOU!

Streets of Glass by Michelle D. Argyle Blitz and #Giveaway

Streets of Glass
Michelle D. Argyle
Publication date: May 1st 2017
Genres: New Adult, Suspense, Thriller
Eighteen year-old Starry is destined to take over her father’s powerful drug syndicate. But when she finds out he has kept her only sister a secret from her, she can’t trust him anymore. Furious, Starry vows to find Emma, even though she knows her defiance could lead to losing the position she’s worked so hard to inherit.But Emma isn’t quite the sister Starry hoped for. She’s a straight-laced good girl who wants nothing more than to take down the syndicate that destroyed her family. Starry, willing to do anything to secure her place in the syndicate, accepts her father’s ultimatum to kill Emma and everyone helping her. But the more Starry gets to know Emma, and the more secrets she uncovers, the more she questions whether the price of saving the syndicate is too high—even for someone as cold-blooded and vicious as Starry.
*Streets of Glass is considered clean New Adult/Upper YA fiction**
“There’s something I have to tell you,” Jack said as they moved forward in the line.
Emma rocked on her feet as she shivered. It was colder out here than she’d thought it would be. “Okay.”
Jack stared at the ground. “Haven’t you wondered what I was really doing in the laundromat yesterday?”
“I guess I haven’t thought much about it since then. We had a whole conversation about it. You said—”
“I lied,” Jack interrupted, his eyes intense as he searched Emma’s face. “I don’t have a job at the drugstore. I needed to clean up, but I could have done that anywhere. I chose the laundromat restroom because you were there. I’m sorry I lied to you.” He looked down at the ground, guilt spreading across his face. “I was tailing you.”
Emma took a step backward, nearly bumping into the person behind her. “T–tailing me?” she whispered, hardly able to get the words out. “Why?”
There was nobody she could trust. Not one person. Maybe the police, but right here, right now, she was not safe.
Jack shoved his hands into his pockets. “My dad asked me to watch you and make sure you were okay. I was supposed to tell him if anything seemed wrong. He wouldn’t tell me why.”
Emma took another step back. The person behind her backed up too and gave her a dirty look. She looked over her shoulder, searching once again for Jack’s mysterious father. She didn’t want to meet him now. She needed to get home. Fast.
“I gotta go,” she mumbled, and turned to leave the line.
Jack grabbed her arm and let her go a second later. She wanted to run, but stopped herself when she caught the desperate pleading in Jack’s eyes. “Hear me out,” he said softly. “Please, just give me a few minutes to explain.”
Emma inched away from him. “You lied to me. After everything I’ve been through. You lied. How long have you been tailing me? What have you seen?” Her mind raced through all the scenarios of someone watching her. Had he been looking into her apartment windows from a telescope across the street? Why would his dad ask him to do something so creepy?
The more questions she came up with, the more hysterical she felt, until she finally realized she was all the way out of the ordering line and people were looking at her like she was nuts.
Jack left the line and walked calmly to her. “Dad asked me on Friday. I’ve only tailed you to the laundromat and kept an eye on your building’s front doors to see when you came and went. That’s it. All my dad said was to make sure you were safe.”
She shook her head. “It still doesn’t make sense,” she said loud and shrill enough to get more weird looks from most everybody in the line. “Why would your dad care about my safety? Did my dad ask him to do this?”
Jack locked eyes with her. “I honestly don’t know. It’s not the first time my dad’s asked me to tail someone for him. Usually it’s just to find out if some guy he’s working with is where he’s supposed to be. I know it sounds crazy I’d do things like that for him, but he’s my dad, and none of it’s been dangerous so far.” He looked down at his feet. “You’re the first girl he’s ever asked me to tail. He seems genuinely concerned for you.”
Emma folded her arms, hysteria giving way to anger. She could run away and tell the cops Jack and his father were drug-dealing stalkers, or she could stay and maybe get some answers about who her father really was and why he’d been living a lie for who knew how long. She looked around the brightly-lit sidewalk full of restaurant patrons and decided to stay.

Author Bio:
Michelle lives and writes in Utah, surrounded by the Rocky Mountains. She's a foodie and also adores anything Star Wars related. She loves to read and write books in the time she grabs between her sword-wielding husband and energetic daughter. She believes a simple life is the best life. Michelle mainly writes contemporary upper YA fiction, but occasionally branches into other genres.


2x print copies of Streets of Glass
3x print copies of The Breakaway (first in a 3 book series)
1x paperback copy of Bonded
2x hardcover copies of Bonded
Ends May 11, 2017


Mason Dixon – Monster Hunter by Eric R. Asher and #Giveaway

Mason Dixon – Monster Hunter Episode 1
Eric R. Asher
Publication date: April 21st 2017
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
They are the first line of defense against the things that go bump in the night.
They are the keepers of a centuries-old legacy of The Church defending the world against the forces of darkness.
They are a bunch of highly armed rednecks, internet video celebrities, soccer moms, and assorted broken nutjobs.
They are the new Templars, and things are about to get weird.
From the pages of Bubba the Monster Hunter comes a new series featuring the Hunters from around the United States hunting down monsters, fighting off supernatural baddies, and making life really, really bad for the things that hunt people.
He’s Mason Dixon, and he’s a bona fide internet celebrity. He has his own video series, a pistol that deserves its own area code, and a high definition video camera, and he’s not afraid to use any of them.
In this introductory urban fantasy novella, we meet Mason, his right hand Emma, his “handler” Noah, his anime-styled hacker friend Himari, and more monsters than you can shake a stick at. Unless it’s a really big stick.
With Mason, it’s always a big stick. This first novella in the series follows Mason through the wilds of Missouri as he hunts down monsters that hunt men, monsters that eat chewing tobacco, and monsters that make pancakes. And there’s moonshine.
And then Bubba the Monster Hunter shows up.
The New Templars novella series is a new series of short novels, similar to BookShots. Mason Dixon – Monster Hunter is the first in the series by popular urban fantasy and steampunk author Eric R. Asher.
“Out,” I said. “Get out of the pit. Safeties off.” I raised the stock to my shoulder and swept the area around us again.
Emma slipped and crashed into the pit, sending a cascade of stained white bones over the edge to clatter down into the limestone depression. We waited, and I could hear my own heartbeat pounding in my ears.
We both froze. I don’t care how many times you’ve encountered something in the wild, you still freeze for a split second.
“Move!” I hissed, backpedaling while keeping my tranquilizer aimed around Emma. She was almost out. We could get back on the ATVs and come back with bigger guns. 10cc darts? I should have brought the 50cc cannon. This was a mistake. The old man wasn’t crazy at all.
Boom. Boom. Boom. BoomBoomBoom.
The gowrow erupted from its lair like it had been spit forth by an angry god. Its stubby, bulbous body might have been humorous paired with its long scaly neck if not for the tusks fit for a mammoth gleaming in the dying sun. It would take that creature zero effort to kill us in one charge.
Its movements seemed awkward, but its attacks were practiced. The gowrow swiped at Emma with a four-toed webbed foot, a lethal claw extending from each digit. She fell backwards and rolled away, barely avoiding the attack.
Any doubt this gowrow was a maneater fled in a heartbeat.
I cranked the air pressure as high as it would go on the tranquilizer gun and fired. The dart rose slightly in a wind disturbance created by the massive creature and pinged harmlessly off the field of spiky scales lining its back. I cursed, flipped the butt of the rifle open, and loaded another dart.

Author Bio:
Eric is a former bookseller, cellist, and comic seller currently living in Saint Louis, Missouri. A lifelong enthusiast of books, music, toys, and games, he discovered a love for the written word after being dragged to the library by his parents at a young age. When he is not writing, you can usually find him reading, gaming, or buried beneath a small avalanche of Transformers.


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Ends May 11, 2017


Boss Unyielding by Nicole R. Locker

Boss Unyielding
by Nicole R. Locker

Publication Date: MAY 1, 2017
Publisher: Nicole R. Locker | Pronoun
Genre: Contemporary Romance |NA
Print Length: 164 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Farren Fields shouldn’t be attracted to her hot, older boss… But she is.

She’s brains and beauty, unafraid to go after what she wants – until her sexy, Alpha, playboy boss becomes the object of her innermost desires.

Rogan Rayner knows his new star employee is off limits… But when have limits ever been able to stop him?

 Boss Unyielding by Nicole R. Locker

Boss UnyieldingA little sweet and a little spicy, Nicole R. Locker’s BOSS UNYIELDING is that and then some!
Farren is after her dream job, as a tech geek for a powerful corporation run by Rogan Rayner, pure alpha male, pure hotness and definitely not willing to hire her. Why not? Farren is young, yes, but highly qualified, willing to do whatever is necessary to get her foot in the door. Rogan is just as determined to slam the door in her face.

Dejected, a night out with a friend becomes an even bigger disaster when her longtime boyfriend says he needs “a break.” (Jerk) Sobbing in the pouring rain, her knight in shining armor was the last person she expected to see, but Rogan has a change of heart and hires her as his personal assistant, soaking wet, mascara running down her face and all.

What Farren sees is the hidden human side to the sexiest man she has ever met! Now all she has to do is keep her tongue in her mouth and the drool off her chin and prove he made the right choice. Meanwhile, Rogan is finding this young little spitfire has more than a great body, her mind is brilliant and for him, that is the total package and a big danger sign goes off in his heart.

It was a business trip to Italy that launched a flaming hot night that would bring them both to their knees as they pretend it meant nothing. *wink* You guessed it, love is in the air and they think they are being soooo sly about it, but are they?

Who says computer nerds can’t be sexy? Nicole R. Locker proves that not only are looks and attitude sexy, but so are brains! Has the big, bad CEO met his match in the package of the fair Ms. Fields? Has Farren’s Dream Job become a dream come true? Get ready to smile all the way through as Ms. Locker takes us on a sweet trip down Lover’s Lane in the age of computers!

I received an ARC edition from Nicole R. Locker in exchange for my honest and voluntary review.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Watcher by Bella Jewel

The Watcher
by Bella Jewel

My rating: 4 stars

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks (May 30, 2017)
Publication Date: May 30, 2017
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Page Count: 320
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Seven years ago, Marlie Jacobson was kidnapped by a serial killer and lived to tell about it. But it was actually her mother who told the story, in a bestselling book that made Marlie famous. Today, she s known as the girl who slayed a killer. The one who got away. Now, there s just one thing Marlie wants to get away from: her past. But when her little sister disappears, her worst fears comes rushing back with a vengeance

Kenai Michelson is a world-renowned investigator. Dark, brooding, and dangerously good-looking, he s the kind of man Marlie would normally avoid at all costs. But Kenai is her only hope in finding her missing sister. Together, Kenai and Marlie follow a trail of clues that leads them toward the truth and into each other s arms. As her trust in Kenai grows, so does their fierce connection. But will their desire turn deadly as they close in on a ruthless enemy who s watching their every move?

The Watcher by Bella Jewel 

The WatcherShe had survived a monster, slayed the beast and tried to pick up the pieces of her life in private. That wasn’t to be as her mother capitalized on her ordeal with a book that made millions and destroyed any sense of privacy Marlie ever thought she had. It may also have brought her demon back to life as her younger sister goes missing and all clues point to the nightmare that Marlie knows too well.

Kenai Michelson is the best of the best, if someone or something needs to be found, he is your man, but he doesn’t come cheap, nor does he take frivolous cases. When Marlie came to him to find her sister, it was her determination steel will that made him take the case. Together they will travel across country in search of her sister, grabbing at the bread crumb clues and learning to trust in one another with more than her sister’s life.

Has sister become the victim of the killer long thought dead? Has she disappeared willingly to get out form the shadows of Marlie’s fame? Has her mother’s greed played a part? So many questions, so little time and only threads to grab at for clues.

As romance blooms, the detritus of the past threatens the present and the future. Hang on tight, this ride is a killer with more twists than a barber’s pole and more danger than a pit of vipers…and the clock keeps ticking down…

Bella Jewel’s THE WATCHER is filled with emotion, edge of your seat suspense and some of the most twisted evil to grace the pages of a great read, because someone has kept their friends close and their enemies closer and no one was the wiser.

I received an ARC edition from St. Martin's Paperbacks in exchange for my honest and voluntary review.

Pagan by Jessica Gadziala (The Henchman MC, #8)

by Jessica Gadziala

Series: The Henchmen - Book 8
Publication Date: May 5, 2017
Publisher: Jessica Gadziala
Genre: Romantic Suspense | MC Romance
Print Length: 228 pages
Available from: Amazon

Fighting. F@cking. F@cking things up. That was my life. That was how I got out of the world I had been raised in. And it was how I intended to keep living my life.

That was, of course, until I came across her. The game changer.


Hard work. That was pretty much all you could say my life consisted of. It was what got me out of a rough childhood. It was what made me get my first taste of success. Before things went to hell, that is. But it was what was going to get me back on my feet too. So I didn’t need any distractions. Certainly not one that came covered in scars, blood, leather, and in a cloud of cigarette smoke.

Yet, there he was.
And I was thinking maybe a distraction wouldn’t be that bad, right?

 Pagan by Jessica Gadziala (The Henchman MC, #8)

Pagan (The Henchmen MC, #8)From the cover that sets the atmosphere to the last page, Jessica Gadziala’s PAGAN is 100% in-your-face, hardcore, tough-as-nails entertainment. In a world where the graduates of the school of hard knocks live, and love and loyalty are at the core of the Henchmen’s souls, Jessica Gadziala sharpens her razor-sharp wit and go-for-broke style with one of her best romances yet.

Pagan has anger management issues which he quenches in the underground fighting rings. A newer Henchman, he can be the voice of reason or an erupting volcano of fury and thanks to a beautiful lady in distress, he can also be a knight in tarnished armor.

Kennedy worked hard to leave behind the nightmares of her youth and she is determined to keep working as hard as she must to make a success of her life and her business. Too bad she has obstacles at every turn in the form of an egotistical landlord who sees her as his next conquest, willing or not.

Then there he was, tall dark and nameless, dangerous, wild and pure alpha male and the sparks that flew were more like Roman candles on steroids and she didn’t even know his name. Come on, all work and no play makes Kennedy a cranky girl, right? She isn’t used to being supported in her dreams, every step of the way has been uphill and her beauty salon has become the world she has given up everything for until Pagan shows her that she is not an island, that he will always have her back, want her body and cherish her. Everyone has a past that makes them the person they are today, but Pagan keeps his past close to the vest, with good reason, but for once, that past will help him express what he has trouble saying to the woman who has cooled his angry fire.

Once again Jessica Gadziala does things her way, changing up the violence and action for a rough-edged romance between a good girl and a very bad boy. Add the Henchmen and their women and I have to say, THIS is what family is about. Yep, I really did see that here. No, Ms. Gadziala is not going soft, she is being real, raw and as passionate as her characters. Feel the sizzle, the heat and experience the need for a swift sniff of smelling salts as Pagan and Kennedy each meet their match in every way! I just love when the tough guy goes all weak-kneed for the beauty who can control his very breath!

I received an ARC edition from Jessica Gadziala in exchange for my honest and voluntary review. If you haven't followed this series...I can only ask why not!

White Hot by Ilona Andrews (Hidden Legacy #2)

White Hot 

My Rating:

Written by: Ilona Andrews
Series: Hidden Legacy
Sequence in Series: Book 2
Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: May 30, 2017
ISBN-10: 006228925X
ISBN-13: 978-0062289254
Genre: Romantic Fantasy
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The Hidden Legacy series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews continues as Nevada and Rogan navigate a world where magic is the norm…and their relationship burns hot

Nevada Baylor has a unique and secret skill—she knows when people are lying—and she's used that magic (along with plain, hard work) to keep her colorful and close-knit family's detective agency afloat. But her new case pits her against the shadowy forces that almost destroyed the city of Houston once before, bringing Nevada back into contact with Connor "Mad" Rogan.

Rogan is a billionaire Prime—the highest rank of magic user—and as unreadable as ever, despite Nevada’s “talent.” But there’s no hiding the sparks between them. Now that the stakes are even higher, both professionally and personally, and their foes are unimaginably powerful, Rogan and Nevada will find that nothing burns like ice …
White Hot (Hidden Legacy, #2)White Hot by Ilona Andrews

Let's face it, if the team of Ilona Andrews writes it, I'm going to read it. Everything that this husband and wife team has produced has been everything an avid reader, such as myself, would love to find in every book they pick up. WHITE HOT is another perfect example of this amazing storytelling by this duo.

I received this ARC copy of White Hot from Avon in exchanged for a honest and voluntary review. This book is set for publication May 30, 2017.