Friday, 28 February 2014

Book Tour - Parker's Past by Regina Frame



Title: Parker's Past
Author: Regina Frame
Genre: Erotic Romance
Publication Date: November 11, 2013




Parker Beaumont is known for his playboy lifestyle and womanizing ways. After his parent's failed marriage, he vowed never to fall in love. Love destroys people and sometimes they don't recover. Sometimes they don't come back.




My Rating =stars
I liked it

*ARC provided by the author in exchange for my honest review for the book promo tour.

This is the 2nd novella in the Beaumont Trilogy. In the first novella, Saving Chloe, it was the story of the relationship development of Parker and Chloe. Here, as the title states we find out all about Parker’s past, from his childhood to his sexual entanglements and history.

The story reads as a series of Parker’s interactions with the ladies but we are introduced to Emma who has a lasting impact on Parker. Not much was touched on this in the first novella so it will be interesting to see how it will play out for Emma and Chloe with Parker in the third and final novella.

I didn’t really feel the love for Parker in this, however I get that he was a younger man and with a huge chip on his shoulder he had not yet learnt to manage in his behaviours to his sexual partners. It was a shame as I liked him in Saving Chloe. I will reserve any further judgement on his character when all is concluded in the final instalment. 

There were a few inconsistencies in this book in view of what had already been revealed in the first book and a few name changes that was a little confusing.

However, overall it was a quick and spicy read. The next novella is Family Secrets.


I rip her panties from her body and then squeeze her ass and lower a kiss to each cheek, causing her to tremble under my hands. I lightly caress and smooth over the pink skin to soothe the sting away before I land another smack, which catches her off guard. She yelps loudly and pushes her ass out against my hand, just begging for more. "You like that. Don't you, Emma?" I growl and lower my body against her back, kissing her neck and across her shoulder. I'm grinding my cock against her flesh, and I'm sure my jeans are coated with her juices by now. I lift my body, glide both hands down each side of her body and stop just above her ass and pause, letting the anticipation build. Her body tenses, as if she expects me to spank her again, but instead, I caress and kiss each ass cheek. I retrieve a condom from my pocket, tear it open with my teeth, roll it down my length, and stroke it against her entrance a few times before pushing slightly. 


My name is Regina Frame and I live in Alabama with my husband and three dogs. I've always had a love for animals and I work with charities to help raise money for homeless pets. I've been known to carry food in my car and stop on the street to feed an animal. I recently rescued a severely abused dog after trying for two months with no success. He now lives with me and my husband and he is happy and healthy today.

I'm an avid reader of romance and erotica novels, and recently released my own. Saving Chloe is part one of a trilogy which was released September seventeenth. Parker's Past is book two, which was released Nov. 30, 2013. The final book "Family Secrets" will be released early 2014. Thank you for your support, it means the world to me.















Thursday, 27 February 2014

ARC review - Being Chase by J J Scotts


BOOK: Being Chase (Chase series #1)

AUTHOR: J J Scotts

GENRE: Contemporary Romance m/m

RELEASED: 24th February 2014

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Wouldn’t it be nice to be a celebrity?

Liam Collins is desperate for a job. Forced to jump to the big city, he can’t believe his luck when he suddenly gets an offer from a prestigious publishing company. Absolutely ecstatic, Liam doesn’t even bother reading the details. But on his first day of work, he isn’t ushered to a quaint cubicle. Instead, he’s brought to a classy high-rise and told that he’s been hired to be the face of the best-selling author, Chase Preston.

When Liam first meets Chase, he’s so captivated by the mysterious man’s imposing figure and deep-set eyes. Maybe Liam really did get lucky.

All Liam has to do is go to fan meetings and award events as a stand-in for Chase. It actually doesn’t sound bad, but Liam soon realizes that being with Chase is harder than it appears. Despite the challenges of Chase’s arrogant attitude, Liam puts up with it. What he finds difficult to put up with is Chase’s sexy body and brilliant blue eyes.

Even worse, the feeling may be mutual.



REVIEW
My Rating = 3.25 stars

*ARC provided by the author in exchange for my honest review

A good start to a new series. This was a sweet and short introduction to The Chase series.

Liam Collins has recently moved to the city and anxious to land a job before his savings run out. He is shocked therefore to be given an interview and then given the job at a publishing house. The interview was a little obscure and at the end of it Liam is still unaware what his actual duties will be but the pay is good and he can’t believe his luck. He is asked to bring the completed contract questionnaire and turn up at an address the next day.

The building he finds himself standing outside the next day is not what he was expecting but it wasn’t until he was shown to an executive apartment that it was made clear to him. He was to be the public face of Chase Preston, the bestselling author. 

I really like the author’s writing style and it was easy to embrace the storyline. Liam was a likeable and amenable character and an instant hit. Chase on the other hand was standoffish and antagonised Liam. He acted the elder of the pairing although Liam is a good few years older. Liam found himself attracted to Chase and on the two rare occasions they came into contact,they ended with passionate embraces but then Chase returning to his aloof demeanour. 

Although I can appreciate this was told from Liam’s POV the reader doesn’t really have any insights with Chase and is therefore unable to bond with his character. I felt this could have been developed a little further in order to achieve a more satisfactory ending to entice the reader to want to read the next book. 

At the beginning I was thinking Liam might have ended up with Landon, one of the interviewers and the publishing house management. That would have been a great May – December romance!

Overall a good storyline set at a nice pace and if there had been more of Chase’s character and interaction with Liam, this would have been a much higher rating. 

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Promo tour - Harper's Little Spitfire by Angel Steel

~Harper’s Little Spitfire~
Release date:
E book: March 2, 2014


 ~Synopsis~

For the last 15 years, Sage Mathews has had her eye on one of the Harper brothers. Each time she came even remotely close to catching his eye, he ruined it by taking advantage of the closest woman around. Despite her many attempts of capturing his attention, she repeatedly ended up suffering from the pain yet again. Having been hurt for the last time, Sage decides to pull herself away from the bad boys of Laker.


Fate had a different plan for her… Certain surprises have drawn Sage back into the path of the Harper brothers once again, this time exposing her to their interesting...predilections. 

Possessing secrets of her own, she is thrown into a world she never thought possible.

One woman holds the Harper brothers' hearts in the palm of her hands, but the true bad boy for her won't allow her into his heart. Will he ever drop his guard down and finally feel the true love from a woman? Will she allow one of the Harper brothers into her heart? Or will he demolish her entirely for anyone else?

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 ~About Author~
Born and bred in Australia. Have lived here all my life with my wonderful husband and 4 children. Love reading any kind of books and love to write. Currently writing my second book in the 'Sweet Series' and love it.

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Release Day Blitz - Renegade Lady by Emily Minton & Dawn Martens

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When time comes for Ice to take her place in the club, she has two choices, become an old lady or a club whore. Not believing in love and knowing a man can never be faithful, she decides to earn her spot on her back. 

With each passing year, Kidd's feelings for Ice grows and the urge to make her his becomes stronger. Frustrated and jealous, he finally decides it’s time to make her his. 

Will Ice finally thaw out and give love a chance, or is Kidd fighting a losing battle?


















About the Authors:



Emily Minton is a Kentucky native. Raised in Missouri, her family returned to Kentucky when she was a teen. She is proud to call the Bluegrass State home. She claims she bleeds blue--Wildcat Blue!


Emily has been married to her husband, David, for over twenty years. They share two lovable but irritating teenagers, Jess and Bailey. She is also the proud mom of a feisty terrier mix, Rae Rae. 

Emily loves to read and has more books on her kindle than most people could read in a life time, but she intends to read every single one. Nope, no hoarding problem here! Her favorite author is Kristen Ashley, and she swears Kristen’s book Sweet Dreams changed her life. 

Emily has co-authored two books with Dawn Martens, Whiskey Lullaby and Renegade Lady. She has also written one solo book, Windows. Many more are floating around in her head, and she hopes to get them all on paper before long. She loves sharing her dreams with her readers. 

Find out more about Emily on FACEBOOK



Dawn Martens is a young, spunky Canadian Author, who is widely known for her best-selling “Resisting Love” series that she co-authored with Author Chantel Fernando. Being a wife to Colin, and a mother to two (soon to be THREE!) beautiful little girls (Sarah (6), Grace (3), Ava on the way!) hasn’t stopped this Canadian Firecracker from pursuing her dreams of becoming a writer! She has also co-authored “Whiskey Lullaby” (book one in the Love Songs series) with her friend and fellow writer, Author Emily Minton; on top of serving as a mentor and support system for many Authors in the Indie community over the past few years. 2014 is shaping up to be a phenomenal year for Dawn, as the highly anticipated book two in the Love Songs series titled “Broken”. She will also be releasing a brand new gritty MC series, “Renegade Sons MC,” with Emily Minton, that will for sure take their avid readers on yet another mind blowing journey. Dawn’s number one passion in life is the written word, and she’s extremely thankful that she has to ability to share the ramblings from the characters inside of her head with the rest of the world! She also may or may not have the hugest girl crush on Author Kristen Ashley, who is her personal idol and helped inspire Dawn in the beginning of her Indie career. Find out more about Dawn on FACEBOOK.

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Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Release Week Promo Tour - Waiting for Rain by Susan Mac Nicol

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Book: Waiting for Rain
Author: Susan Mac Nicol
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance

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synopsis
The village of Stamford, the quintessential chocolate box English scene, seemed an impossible dream for foster kid Toby Prentiss. Now he’s found a home among the haystacks and village fairs as the General Manager for the Duck and Drake Hotel. With the fears and demons from his youth hidden away in this bucolic oasis, he’s very protective of who he lets in. Until he stumbles across shirtless carpenter Rain Engel building the hotel’s new custom-designed bar.

Working in the countryside, Rain prepared to face his biggest fear: sheep. He didn’t expect to deal with his second biggest fear: commitment. Toby’s controlled, tough guy fa├žade coupled with his “find happiness where you can” optimism calls to Rain like nothing before. While Rain may be an exhibitionist, his romantic history forces him to hold his emotions close. As their relationship develops, secrets from their pasts drive a wedge between them: the ex-boyfriend who tore apart Rain’s trust and Toby's history with the law. But can the secrets hiding among the quirky villagers bring them together? With missing sheep, pole dancing at the winter festival, and a crippling drought, everyone is waiting for Rain.

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about the author
Susan Mac Nicol was born in Leeds, UK, and left for South Africa when she was eight. She returned to the UK thirty years later and now lives in Essex. Her debut novel Cassandra by Starlight, the first in a trilogy, was published earlier this year by Boroughs Publishing Group in the US. Sue’s latest story, Saving Alexander is her second m/m romance.

Sue has written since she was very young, and never thought she would see herself being a Romance writer, being a horror/psychological thriller reader all her life. But the Romance genre is now something very close to her heart and she intends continuing the trend.

Sue is a member of the Romance Writers of America and the Romantic Novelists Association here in the UK.

To learn more, visit Susan on her website and blog on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads and Pinterest.

Susan Mac Nicol is also author of The Magick of Christmas, Confounding Cupid, Cassandra by Starlight , Together in Starlight and the best-selling Stripped Bare.


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