Sunday, 17 June 2018

Book Tour | Beyond The Pain (Beyond #1) by Victoria Renteria | #NEW #Paranormal #Suspense


Title: Beyond The Pain
Series: Beyond #1
Author: Victoria Renteria
Genre: Paranormal Suspense
Publication Date: 5 June 2018



Cover Designer: Designs by Dana




Colton Monroe was born with a gift: the extraordinary ability to bend time. A tragic incident in his youth compelled him into seclusion, forcing him to hide amongst the shadows—an outcast from society. Eventually, a driving need to alleviate his suffering draws him out of his self-imposed isolation. Embracing his unique power, he turns his talent into a profitable business . . . until the day the Chaumont police department recruit him in their search for a missing person.

Colton endeavors to aid the police, scouring the area for clues, searching for any signs of the missing girl, only to continually come up empty handed. With only his gift to guide him, Colton is left to solve the riddle of Lana Turner's disappearance on his own. But when things go awry and she begins to invade Colton’s dreams, an inexplicable sense of urgency pushes him to his limits.


In a deadly race against time, Colton will face challenges from both this life and the next. As the clock winds down, only one question remains: Will he find her in time, or is she destined for the afterlife?














Former Director of a major corporation, Victoria has spent most of her life inside of a book. When she wasn’t reading, she was busy scribbling down stories of her own. Meeting her husband while he was in the United States Army, Victoria quickly adapted and learned the role of the military spouse. 

After finishing her Business Management Degree in college, she spent years working in the corporate world where her writing quickly fell to the wayside. Finally, taking time away from the corporate world, Victoria has been able to dive into her stories and create a whole new world for you to live in. 

She now resides in the sunny Tampa, Florida area with her husband, son, and two amazing boxers. When she isn’t writing, you can find her on the beach or hiking. Maybe even writing on the beach. 






Book Tour | Perfect Mistake (Perfect #1) by Sophia Karlson | #NEW #Contemporary #Romance


Title: Perfect Mistake 
Series: Perfect #1
Author: Sophia Karlson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 6 June 2018




Simone Levin had a dream job as a safari pilot until an unexpected pregnancy clipped her wings. Tired of juggling motherhood with her demanding flight schedule, Simone applies for an office job, unaware that her new boss is Carlo Carlevaro, the man who’d ditched her before finding out he’d knocked her up. Carlo returns to East Africa only to kill another fire—Ivory trafficking from his lodges threatens to destroy his company. Finding Simone back on the payroll comes as a pleasant surprise. As his employee, Simone is off-limits, but she is the only one he trusts to help with his undercover investigation. With time running out, Simone and Carlo strive to expose the trafficking ring, but working together rekindles their mutual desire. When Simone is implicated as a trafficker, revealing her daughter’s existence to Carlo seems inevitable. Acting on her instincts might come too late as the syndicate retaliate and hone in their threat. Will they survive to give their love a chance?



 


Yet here he was. Carlo. The man who’d disappeared from her life four years ago.


Her gaze took in his face, comparing it to the memory that haunted her empty nights. He had a healthy tan, but wrinkles at the corners of his eyes spoke of more than days spent in the sun. Where four years ago the lines that cupped his mouth were often pulled into a laugh, they were now permanently set, like his frown, the lines burrowing deep. He was not to be messed with.



And those eyes, the color of a gray sea with a storm melting into it. Sarah’s eyes. She wanted to drop her gaze, scared of what he might read in her own eyes, but he stared at her blankly, as if he didn’t recognize her.



“Mr. Carlevaro,” Ross said. “This is Simone Levin, your pilot.”



Her tongue stuck to her palate in her suddenly parched mouth. Carlo hadn’t moved. His gaze still rested on her, taking all of her in, in a wordless greeting. A softness had settled around his mouth, but from his gaze…he was trying to conceal that he knew her. Had known her. Intimately.



She sensed he was doing her a favor by not acknowledging her in front of Ross and Michael. It had been the same four years ago…what they’d had, they’d kept to themselves. It had cost her dearly in the end.



Carlo pushed away from the doorframe, took a few steps toward them and stuck out his hand. A sharp pinch from Michael snapped her out of her flustered state, and she offered hers. Carlo’s hand was cool and dry, sending a tremor through her as he wrapped it around hers.



“Simone.”



“Mr…Carlevaro.” She cleared her throat as he let go. She couldn’t help but rub her sweaty palm against her jeans. Touching his cool skin had felt like a disgrace.



“I’m glad you’ve finally arrived.” Carlo’s gaze traveled over her face. It rested on her lips for a moment before it shot back to her eyes. “I want to take off in the next thirty minutes.”



Simone’s heart, which had, for those treacherous few seconds, stood still, started to pound.



“I just landed from a long-haul flight. I’d like to take a quick shower.”



Carlo raised an eyebrow. “A quick shower?” His gaze traveled over her body, mapping the route the water would take.



God, he remembered.



Heat rushed to her cheeks at the potent memories that flooded in her mind. Years ago, they had shared many showers that were everything but quick. She opened her mouth but no words came out.



“We’re waiting in the guest lounge.” With a nod to her companions he turned and strode out of the lounge.



Simone became aware of movement next to her.



“Yeah, he’s bloody intimidating,” said Michael in answer to something Ross had said.



“Snap out of it, Simone, you can’t let the CEO of Carlevaro International wait,” Ross said. “I bet he meets your exacting standards.”



“Go to hell, will you, Ross O’Connor.” Simone strode past him and grabbed her ironed uniform out of her locker with her work shoes. She resisted the temptation to slam the door when she entered the pilots’ restroom.



Sophia Karlson has lived in France, Germany, Tanzania, Madagascar (not the movie, the country!) and now finds herself back on home ground in South Africa. As a teenager, she devoured romances with far flung settings, loving to travel through books. After school her itchy feet took her around the world, but now she doesn’t get much further than the school run and the daily walk with her very demanding beagle, Phoebe. She writes contemporary and erotic romance, wanting to take readers on a journey of their own. She loves hearing from readers, follow her at:-






Saturday, 16 June 2018

Review and Blog Tour | Tied Down (Nailed Down #2) by Chelle Bliss and Eden Butler | #NEW #Review #RomanticSuspense


Title: Tied Down
Series: Nailed Down #2
Authors: Chelle Bliss | Eden Butler
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Released Date: 12 June 2018


Synopsis

Cara Carelli is a silver-tongued mafia princess, master manipulator, and the only woman I’ve ever loved. But she’s also smokin’ hot and my ex-wife.

When Cara led me straight into a trap and pleaded for my help, I couldn’t say no. She thought she had the upper hand, but this time, I was in control and planned to make her beg.

They say all’s fair in love and war and turnabout’s fair play, but what starts out as a wickedly seductive ploy turns into a twisted game of the heart.

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Review

This is the second book in the Nailed Down series but at a pinch could be read as a standalone. The characters from the previous book are involved in this storyline so would be best to read in order.

Tied Down took a different route than that of Nailed Down and was a mafia type romance. Usually this is my least favourite trope but I have to say, even so I did enjoy this book.

Kiel is a journalist and when he was just starting out he met Cara and after a whirlwind romance they got married in secret. However something happened and Kiel returned home to his brother, beaten and bruised in body, heart and mind. Fast forward to the present and Cara has hoodwinked Kiel to return to New York. He finds out when he comes face to face with her once again when he steps off the plane. He is adamant he will not let her get under his skin again but things take a dramatic turn and Kiel’s natural protective nature comes hurtling full force for his wife.

Cara is the typical mafia princess, or should it be said she was as the more Kiel is with her he sees that she has grown in more ways than one and this woman who is his wife has changed. When danger comes lurking Cara turns to her husband to help her but she knows she has a lot of persuading him that they were meant to be together and they both need to fight the threat that has come to destroy them.

I never willingly pick up a mafia romance as I don’t enjoy the trope but although this had the crime family fighting it didn’t take centre stage. The storyline was mostly focused on the change in relationship for Kiel and Cara now that they have both matured and come to understand they were meant to be. It did take me awhile to get into the story but once I got hooked, I read it in more or less one sitting. It also helped that the characters from the first book were part of the main focus of the suspense sub story as a support to Kiel and Cara. I like linked books in a series.


Overall another engaging read from this writing duo and my rating is rounded up to a good four star read. 

*ARC provided by the authors to Foxylutely


The Authors

Chelle Bliss
USA Today bestselling author Chelle Bliss currently lives in a small town near the Gulf of Mexico. She's a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, and coffee fiend. She's written over ten books and has two series available. She loves spending her free time with her boyfriend, 2 cats, and her hamster.

Before becoming a writer, Chelle taught high school history for over ten years. She holds a master's degree in Instructional Technology and a bachelor's in History. Although history is her first love, writing has become her dream job and she can't imagine doing anything else.

Eden Butler

Eden Butler is an editor and writer of Fantasy, Mystery and Contemporary Romance novels and the nine-times great-granddaughter of an honest-to-God English pirate. This could explain her affinity for rule breaking and rum.


When she’s not writing or wondering about her possibly Jack Sparrowesque ancestor, Eden patiently waits for her Hogwarts letter, edits, reads and spends way too much time watching rugby, Doctor Who and New Orleans Saints football.

She is currently living under teenage rule alongside her husband in southeast Louisiana.    Please send help.