Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Blog Tour and Review | Maldeamores (Lovesick) by Mara White | #BlogTour #Taboo #Romance #Cousins #Review


Title: Maldeamores (Lovesick)
Author: Mara White
Genre: Taboo Romance
Released: 22 June 2015


Synopsis

Belén: I’ve loved Luciano ever since I can remember, desired him before I even knew what it meant. He’s always been the only man in my life—my constant protector, and his rejection only intensifies my need.

Luciano: I’ve never known a love more fierce than the one I feel for Belén. But I force myself to deny her no matter how much it hurts.

Our love is a sickness and both of us are infected.

Because there’s no cure for being from the same family.


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Review
I knew this was a taboo love story about two cousins who fall in love. Not unheard of but Lucky and Belen were more like brother and sister growing up. Putting that thought to the side I went into the story with an open outlook.

This was extremely well written and the depth and emotions portrayed were heart warming but heart wrenching at the same time. The connection between them was undoubtable and tangible from the onset. The background of their lives and where they lived was very atmospheric and I felt like I was there in the scenes with them. Most of the book was about them both trying to push aside their feelings for each other but a love so intense was undeniable to reject. It was told in differing POV so you could get inside the head of each character and understand the way they were feeling and why they did the things they did. Luciano was extremely hot and macho and very charismatic. I also love Belen and how she overcame her struggles with her feelings and her jealousy.

Overall this was a very intense and emotional read that left me reeling with my thought process after I had read it. However at the end of the day this was a passionate and engaging romance and one I would highly recommend. Love is Love! Four stars.  

Meet The Author

Mara White is a contemporary romance and erotica writer who laces forbidden love stories with hard issues, such as race, gender and inequality. She holds an Ivy League degree but has also worked in more strip clubs than even she can remember. She is not a former Mexican telenovela star contrary to what the tabloids might say, but she is a former ballerina and will always remain one in her heart. She lives in NYC with her husband and two children and yes, when she’s not writing you can find her on the playground.






Release Tour | The Beard Made Me Do It by Lani Lynn Vale | #NEW #MC #Romance


Title: The Beard Made Me Do It
Series: The Dixie Wardens Rejects MC #5
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: 28 June 2017



Cover Mode: Jacob Wilson   Photographer: Furious Fotog


He’s only a friend. 

Those words had haunted him from the moment Jessie James had heard them muttered from the one girl, above all others, that he thought had his back. 

Sixteen years later, he still feels those words like a brand on his soul. 

Lucky for him he has a son to take care of, a full-time job that demands every single second of the day, and not a single moment to spare for the likes of a woman that won’t stand up for him when he needs her the most. 

He’s only a friend. 

The words had slipped out of Ellen’s mouth, and before she could recall them or better yet, explain, Jesse is gone from her life for good, taking her heart with him. 

She tries to find her way out of the pit of despair, but not one single person, no matter how much she tries, can fill the void that he left in his wake. Time heals all wounds. Or at least that is how the saying goes. It’s a crock of crap, though.

Sixteen years pass when Jessie and Ellen see each other again without the influence of the town and bad memories surrounding them, and it’s as if not a single day has passed. 

Ellen knows the instant that her eyes see her old love that she’s still just as much in love with him today as she was all those years ago.

The problem is that Jesse wants nothing to do with her. Or at least that’s what he keeps telling himself.

















I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 5, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.






















New Release | Absolution by Missy Johnson | #NEW #Contemporary #Romance


Title: Absolution
Author: Missy Johnson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 28 June 2017


Blurb

Declan James was the perfect guy.
He was sweet. Charming. Caring. Until he wasn’t.


Fourteen years ago, his actions tore apart my family. He
ruined my sister’s life and nothing was ever the same again. But now, a decade later, he’s back.


When he walks into my office, asking for my help, I’m
shocked, but nothing prepares me for what I’m about to learn. I see how far he’s gone to redeem himself and I know that he’s changed. I also know that, as a priest, he’s more off limits than ever.

If I help him, my family will never forgive me.

If I fall in love with him, I will never forgive myself.






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Excerpt


“You’re not the first person to be shocked by my choice of
calling.”


“Your family?” I guess. He nods. “I’m assuming they probably
had bigger and better things in mind for you, but it’s a step up from rapist
right?” His eyes widen and I cringe. Shit, I can’t believe I just said that.


“I can see why you might think that, but my father is very
anti-religion, so I’m not sure he would agree,” he smirks and rubs his
chiselled jawline, giving me a pointed look. “Are you done now?”


“I’m sorry that was way out of line," I mumble,
admitting I went too far. "Sometimes I say things without thinking.”


“It’s okay,” He shrugs. His dark eyes penetrate mine. I'm
shaking, but I hold his gaze, refusing to look away. “You get a free pass today to say whatever you like to me and then tomorrow you need to start giving me a chance. Is that fair?”


I’m not loving the part where I give him a chance, but I
have so many questions burning inside of me that I’m dying to ask that I sit
forward, and place my hands under my thighs.


“Okay I’ll play,” I say, staring at him. I question
everything he says because it hurts too much to believe him. Why should he get to move on? “Why this?”


“Because it was the only way I could see getting my life
back on track. I was at the point where I had nothing to live for, and God
changed that for me. He gave me hope. I had something that was mine. I was making a difference.”


“How long have you been a Priest for?” I say the word like
it’s dirty but only because he’s makes it that way. It’s like he’s taken one of
the purest professions in the world and tainted it.


“Five years. After I got out of prison, I was in a bad
place. Everything that happened with Cecily really messed me up and then
hearing that she…. His voice trails off like he can’t complete his train of
thought, so I make him, because he doesn’t get to do this. He doesn’t get to make this about him.


“You mean how she killed herself?” I say. I stare at him, my
anger fuelling the strength I’m somehow finding within myself to confront him. This is what I’ve wanted for so long, to be able to face him and show him how much he hurt me. “How she ended her life after what you did to her and the way your family dragged her through the mud. Is that what you mean? You can’t even say it, Declan. Imagine how hard it was for me to live it.”


“I never wanted that all I wanted to do was plead guilty and
move on—”


“Move on?” I whisper, tears spilling down my cheeks. “Like
my sister got to move on? Like my dad moved on by ramming his car into a tree? You ruined our lives. Why should you get to move on?”

“I’m sorry about your father,” he says softly.


“You’re sorry?” I laugh. I throw my hands up in the air.
“Well, so long as you’re sorry.”


“You have every right to be angry at me Hannah, but I’m just
trying to explain it from my point of view. You asked me why I became a priest. This is why. Everything that happened is why.”


“But you don’t get to explain,” I whisper. “Because it’s not
fair. All you get to do is sit there and take whatever I decide I need to say
to you in order for me to get through this. That’s the only thing you need to
do here. You don’t get to justify what you did, or tell me how much you’ve
changed, because I don’t care. All I care about is being able to be in the same room as you without feeling like I’m going to be sick. Is that too much to ask?” 



"No. No it’s not," he mumbles. His eyes cast
downward and I laugh. He can’t even look at me.



Author Bio


Missy lives in a small town in Central Victoria with her
husband, and her confused pets (a dog who think she's a cat, a cat who thinks he's a dog...you get the picture).


When she's not writing, she can usually be found looking for
something to read.