Saturday, January 31, 2015

Spotlight Review on: FONSECA'S FURY by Abby Green

FONSECA’S FURY – Abby Green
Harlequin Presents #3301
ISBN: 978-0-373-133307-9
January 2015
Contemporary Series Romance

Brazil – Present Day

Years ago, Luca Fonseca and Serena DePiero had met in a nefarious Italian nightclub and instantly were attracted to each other. But they’d barely begun to kiss when the place was raided and Luca was arrested for possession of drugs, which he blames Serena for planting on him. He’s spent years repairing the damage to his reputation, but he never forgot that she was responsible. Now, Serena has entered his office in Brazil, supposedly as the coordinator of a charity owned by Luca. As expected, he hates her on sight, fires her and orders her to leave the country. She denies the accusations and refuses to leave the country or her job. Luca will do whatever it takes to hurt her as she has hurt him.

Luca informs Serena that if she is determined to keep her job she must hike with him to a remote rain forest village. The going is tough, but she intends to prove to him she is honorable and worthy. It’s just the two of them and will require that they spend a couple of nights in a tent. The closeness intensifies the sizzling attraction between them and soon leads to heated kisses. Luca then offers a chance to keep her job on a trial basis, but only if she also agrees to be his mistress. She’s afraid where it will lead, yet she can’t resist his passionate kisses. Is Serena in over her head?

Revenge should be sweet for Luca in FONSECA’S FURY, but the more he gets to know Serena, the more she seems unlike what he thought she was years ago. Back then she was the partying heiress with a bad reputation, but he still became instantly attracted to her and it fell apart when he was arrested for drug possession. The billionaire had to repair the damage done to his reputation and thought it was behind him, but here is Serena, again in his life. Despite his proclamation that he hates her, she is still a woman he can’t resist. She’s the apple in his Garden of Eden. Will one taste destroy him?

But what Luca doesn’t realize is that Serena is carrying a horrific secret from her childhood, one that nearly destroyed her. Her father manipulated her and helped create the wild child reputation for her. She has since worked hard to turn her life around, with this job (despite Luca being her employer) being a big step to add to her credibility. He’s a powerful, sensual man—and one she can’t say no to. If she agrees to become his two-week mistress, will she fall in love with him and end up emotionally shattered?

In FONSECA’S FURY, Luca’s past was shaped by his childhood, and he once thought it’d been destroyed by one indiscretion in Italy. Now she’s back to haunt him—and yet he can’t resist her. Watch as his hatred turns to pure hot lust for Serena. Their passionate coming together sears the pages of this tale and finally…finally…they have the chance to find true happiness. Grab this explosive tale for some searing hot reading.

Patti Fischer

Friday, January 30, 2015

Cover Reveal: PROMISE ME by Hilary Wynne

Title: Promise Me
Series: Alexa Reed #3
Author: Hilary Wynne
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance 
Release Date: February 17, 2015
It’s the romance novel you’ve been waiting for: Book three in the Alexa Reed series by Amazon bestselling author Hilary Wynne.

Alexa Reed finally has it all: a new lease on life, a bright future with the man of her dreams, a job she loves, and a great group of friends. She believes in her own happiness again. 

Is it too good to last?

Alexa’s bliss is short-lived when an unexpected situation threatens the love she and Julian share. Suddenly, she has to choose whether to STAY and HOLD ON, or run.

The pain is too much. She runs. She runs away from Julian and from a life she can no longer be a part of.

But love is never that simple and an unusual twist of fate leads them back to each other ... although everything is different. 

They’ve changed. 

Julian struggles to trust Alexa. She has a secret that threatens to ruin their fragile relationship. Alexa knows she has to tell Julian the truth, even if it destroys any chance of happiness. 

They say love conquers all, but can it conquer betrayal from someone who has promised to love you forever?

Praise for Hold On (Book 2 of the Alexa Reed series)

Sometimes you can be so damaged that nothing can heal the destruction that has been caused your soul. But then sometimes if you are really blessed you will be given a second chance and that is what this installment of Alexa’s life is all about. While reading this book your emotions will run rampant with what ifs and why nots! The feelings that you experience as you read this story make an unforgettable impression on your heart and will not be easily forgotten. – Twin Sisters Rockin’ Book Reviews

Hilary Wynne has completely blown me away yet again! This series has quickly become a favorite of mine. I became emotionally attached to these characters in book 1 "Stay". This book was no different. In this book I cried a lot, got so frustrated and then said WTF. Hilary hits you with a twist you don't see coming. – Eye Candy Bookstore
We’re walking to our table in the back when I feel a strong arm reach around my waist and pull me back a little. I know it’s Julian by the way he smells and the feel of his chest against my back. My pulse quickens. I try to turn around, but he holds me tightly against him and whispers in my ear.
“I’m not sure I approve of this dress in my restaurant. I just watched a few men choke on their food when you walked by. Not to mention you’ve made several ladies very unhappy. It doesn’t leave much to the imagination, mi amor. Es un poquito corto, no?”
I can feel the heat from his body against my back. I can also feel him harden. I grab his hand and spin around so I’m facing him. I put my lips to his ear and whisper back. “I guess it wouldn’t be a good idea to tell you I’m not wearing any panties, would it?”

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Have you ever woken up one day and said, “Today’s the day I’m going to do (insert thing here)?” Well, I did, and the result is my first novel, Stay. I always thought of myself as a decent writer, and then a trip down memory lane through my ninth grade book of poetry confirmed it. I realize that I have always had a romantic side and a way with words. With support from my husband and kids (and an unspoken agreement to leave me alone for a few hours every night), I embarked on this incredible writing journey.

I’m originally from sunny Southern California and spent my summers in South Florida. I attended college at FSU and received my Masters in New Mexico. I finally settled in the Washington, DC area. My happy place has always been anywhere near the water.

When I’m not writing, I help run a business with my husband, watch an inordinate amount of sports (my kids play something 365 days a year), indulge my competitive spirit on the tennis court, and spend time with my awesome family and friends.

I am an avid reader, but find my characters feel neglected when I hang out with other author’s characters for too long. When I do read, historical fiction is my favorite genre. I love traveling and experiencing different cultures, places, and times.

I feel so blessed that my love of books inspired me to finally do something that I forgot I had always dreamed about doing.

My someday has arrived!


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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Q&A with Lee Brazil!!

1. Tell us about your newest release.
 
The Ice King is a very short m/m romance. It's an office romance, a boss/secretary sort of thing. 


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2. What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your story?

 
I researched superstitions, because I wanted Rafe to be a little more quirky, a little more likeable. I learned 


3. Do you have any interesting or quirks or rituals?

 
*shifty eyes* no. Not at all. Why, what have you heard? Okay I do. I bake when my characters don't cooperate. It's not really a ritual, just a self -soothing process. 


4.  What authors or friends influenced you in helping you become a writer?


I have to give credit to Havan Fellows here. I may have written some things before her advent into my life, but she is really to credit for the fact that I managed to get published. 


5. What does your family think about your career as a published author?

 
Heh. The ones who know are very supportive. The rest don't matter. 


6. Besides writing, what other interests do you have?


Reading, gardening, Top Chef… trying to discover where socks go when they enter the dryer but don't return.


7. Can you tell us what is coming up next for you?


I'm currently focused on Pulp Friction 2015 with my writing partners, Laura Harner, Havan Fellows, and Will Parkinson. PF is an intricate series of interlinked series of m/m romances.

8.  How can readers connect with you online?


Readers can find me at any of the following links, though I admit to hanging out on Face Book most of the time.
CONTACT LINKS:
FB http://www.facebook.com/lee.brazil
Twitter @leebrazil
Blog http://leebrazilauthor.blogspot.com/
Pinterest  http://pinterest.com/leebrazil/
You Tube http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKmjXLWlO4c2_5ZZQigbeZg?



Blurb:


CPA Rafe Montaigne's day is heading downhill fast and he hasn't even had a decent cup of coffee yet. What could make it worse? A secretary in a snit.


CPA Rafe Montaigne's day is heading downhill fast and he hasn't even had a decent cup of coffee yet. What could make it worse? A secretary in a snit.
Elian is efficient, attractive and cold as ice toward his boss, and he has been since Rafe's ex stopped by the office.
Rafe is a sophisticated player, a businessman who knows how to have fun and he's not particular about whether his playmates are male or female.
It seems Elian isn't quite so indiscriminate… What's a boss to do when his secretary won't play nice?


Excerpt:


The clack of computer keys signaled Elian's return to his desk, and Raphael grimaced as he realized he'd have to pass by that judgmental stare, those assessing eyes, to get to his own desk and the coffee. Should have taken the opportunity while the man talked to his plants to dash to his inner sanctum. He'd planned to be early, but one fiasco followed another, and of course, super secretary beat his ass to the office again. He ran a hand through his curly black hair, trying to make sure it was semi neat. Glanced down to check his clothes before he caught himself. Fuck. He was drenched to the skin. There was no way he looked like anything but a drowned rat. Who was the boss anyway?
He pushed open the heavy wood door that boasted Montaigne and Associates - though really, it was just him and Elian - and breezed through to the inner sanctum. The room was blessedly cool after the humid heat of the outdoors, and Elian had turned on the peaceful music he favored. Rafe made to step past Elian, whose gaze was focused on his computer screen.
Immediately the typing stopped, and the long elegant fingers fell into his lap. Rafe found his gaze locked on those hands, such soft, strong hands. Every nail was buffed to the perfect shine, trimmed to the perfect length, shaped by God into a perfect oval of healthy pink. He swallowed. He could nearly feel those nails digging into his muscles, scraping down his back, leaving fiery trails of sensation to burn their way to his groin.
"Your messages." Elian's icy voice jolted him from his fantasy not a moment too soon. Much longer and he would have been embarrassingly aroused, despite the fiasco of his morning.
More bad luck? In the beginning, Elian had addressed him in a much warmer tone. Once, he'd even had a good morning and a how was your evening for his boss. Since that day, though, it had been nothing but the cold shoulder.


Bio:


Somewhere in a small town in up-state New York are a librarian and a second grade teacher to whom I owe my life. That might be a touch dramatic, but it's nevertheless one hundred percent true.
Because they taught me the joy of reading, of escaping into worlds crafted of words.
Have you ever been nine years old and sure of nothing so much as that you don't belong? Looked at the world from behind glasses, and wondered why you don't fit?
Someone hands you a book, and then you turn the page and see... There you are, running from Injun Joe in a dark graveyard; there you are fencing with Athos; there you are...beneath the deep blue sea- marveling at exotic creatures with Captain Nemo.
I found myself between the pages of books, and that is why I write now. It's why I taught English and literature for so many years, and it's why my house contains more pounds of books than furniture.
If I'd had my way, I'd have been a fencer...or a starship captain, or a lawyer, or a detective solving crimes. But instead, I am a writer, and I've come to realize that's the best thing in the world to be, because as a writer, I can be all those things and more.
If I hadn't learned to value the stories between the pages, who knows what would have happened? Certainly not college...teaching...or writing.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

New Reviews!





New Reviews 1-27-2015                                                               
               
Anthologies
NIGHT SHIFT - Nalini Singh - Ilona Andrews, Lisa Shearin, Milla Vane - 12/2014 - Jennifer - Urban Fantasy -New! 1-12-15

Contemporary Romance
ANGEL IN ARMANI - Melanie Scott - New York Saints Trilogy, Book 2 - 1/2015 - Patti -New! 1-21-15
BACK TO BEFORE - Tracy Solheim - Second Chances, Book 1 - 1/2015 - Jennifer - New! 1-21-15
BRANDED - Colette Auclair - The Aspen Valley Series, Book 3 -12/2014 - Jane - New! 1-12-15
IN THE CARDS - Jamie Beck - 12/2014 - Patti - New! 1-12-15
LAST CALL - Alica Clayton - A Cocktail Series Novella -1/2015 - Carolyn - New! 1-27-15
LOVE ME TENDER - Susan Fox - A Caribou Crossing Romance - 12/2014 - Patti - New! 1-12-15
MAI TAI'D UP - Alice Clayton - Cocktail Series, Book 4 - A Perfect 10 - 12/2014 - Carolyn - New! 1-12-15
OWNING VIOLET - Monica Murphy - The Fowler Sisters, Book 1 - 12/2014 - Robin - Erotic - New! 1-12-15
RAZED - Shiloh Walker - Barnes Brothers, Book 2 - 12/2014 - Jennifer - New! 1-12-15

Fantasy
HOT BLOODED - Donna Grant -Dark Kings, Book 4 - 1/2015 - Robin - New! 1-27-15

Fantasy Romance
DREAMER'S DAUGHTER - Lynn Kurland - A Nine Kingdoms Tale - A Perfect 10 -1/2015- JanI - New! 1-27-15
THE TEARS OF THE ROSE - Jeffe Kennedy -The Twelve Kingdoms, Book 2 - 12/2014 - Jani - New! 1-12-15

Historical Romance
NEVER JUDGE A LADY BY HER COVER - Sarah MacLean - The Fourth Rule of Scoundrels, - A Perfect 10 - 12/2014 - Jane - New! 1-12-15
THE DUKE'S GUIDE TO CORRECT BEHAVIOR - Megan Frampton - A Duke's Behaving Badly Novel, Book 1 - 12/2014 - Jane - New! 1-12-15

Inspirational Fiction
THE FORGIVEN - Marta Perry - Keepers of the Promise, Book 1 - 10/2014 - Diana - New!1-11-15
A SIMPLE CHARITY - Rosalind Lauer - Lancaster Crossroads, Book 3 -11-2014 - Diana - New! 1-11-15

New Adult
LEAD - Kylie Scott - A Stage Diva Novel, Book 3 - 12/2014 - Amanda - New! 1-12-15
WILD - Sophie Jordan - The Ivy Chronicles, Book 3 - 12/2014 - Patti - New!1-12-15

Regency
HOW TO PLAN A WEDDING FOR A ROYAL SPY - Vanessa Kelly -The Renegade Royals - 1/2015 - Jani - New! 1-27-15
A PITIFUL REMNANT - Judith B. Glad - 1/2015 - Jane - New! 1-21-15

Romantic Suspense
DANGEROUS ALLIANCE - Kyra Davis - 1/2015 - Jennifer -New! 1-27-15
IN HIS KEEPING - Maya Banks - Slow Burn, Book 2 - 1/2015 - Jennifer -New! 1-27-15

Series Romance
HER UNFORGETTABLE ROYAL LOVER - Merline Lovelace - Duchess Diaries, Book 3 - HD #2346 - Patti - New! 1-12-15
THE MISSING HEIR - Barbara Dunlop - Billioanires and Babies Series - HD #2343 - 12/2014- Patti - New! 1-12-15
PREGNANT BY THE TEXAN - Sara Orwig- Texas Cattleman's Club: After the Storm, Book 3 - HD# 2342- 12/2014 - Patti - New! 1-12-2015
SCANDALOUSLY EXPECTING HIS CHILD - Olivia Gates - The Billioanires Black Castle, Book 2 - HD #2345 - 12/2014 - Patti - New! 1-15-2015
THE SECRET AFFAIR - Brenda Jackson - Westmoreland Series - HD #2341 - 12/2014 - Patti - New! 1-15-2015