Friday, 24 March 2017

New Release and Giveaway | Con Man by T Torrest | #NEW #RomanticComedy #Giveaway


Title: Con Man
Author: T. Torrest
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Release Date: 24 March 2017


Blurb


Lucas Taggart is the best con man in the business, so to speak.

A former-geek-turned-hottie, Luke is now an image consultant and life coach to the rich and privileged in New York City. His eight-week program is designed to transform ugly ducklings into swans by instilling some much-needed confidence, and hey, a makeover never hurts.

But when Ainsley Carrington signs up as a client, Luke's world is thrown into a tailspin. Ainsley doesn't need an image consultant; her image is already perfect just the way it is. Luke immediately finds himself grappling with his attraction to the introverted beauty as all his old insecurities come bubbling back to the surface.

Thankfully, his new friend Mia is around to help him out. Soon enough, the teacher becomes the student as lines get blurred and professionalism gets thrown out the window.



The thing is, Luke doesn't date his clients. Ever. But fighting his desire is proving more difficult than he ever imagined. Especially since the cocky and arrogant "confidence man" has just completely lost his cool. 

***CON MAN is a romantic comedy novel intended for ages 18+ due to some offensive language and graphic sex/sexual situations.***


READ WHEN YOU'RE IN THE MOOD FOR: cocky, fun, dramatic, insightful, relatable.






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Excerpt

CHAPTER ONE


The gorgeous redhead leaned forward across my favorite table at my favorite restaurant, and from the look in her eyes, I already knew what was coming next. 

“So, what do you think?” she asked. “Should we take this conversation back to my hotel room?” 

The two of us were seated at a prime patio table at Ocean, a fairly classy restaurant bordering the south end of Central Park. We’d been having a pleasant conversation from our outdoor post, enjoying the mid-summer breeze which was made blessedly cooler from the shade of our umbrella. We’d been planning to indulge in a leisurely meal as we talked, but Charise’s question ensured that this little luncheon was going to be cut rather short. 

I eased back in my chair and assessed the fiery-haired bombshell seated across from me. Her invitation was unmistakable, and I found myself letting out with an exasperated breath. “I think there’s been a misunderstanding.” 

“Well, maybe I should have been a little clearer,” she purred, sliding a finger to trace along the swell of her ample breast. “I’m hoping you’ll be able to, ah, teach me a thing or two about what a man really wants.” 

“That’s not what I do.” I’d encountered this scenario a time or two, and I’d learned it was best to just confront the situation head-on, without mincing words. “Look, Charise, I think you’ve been misinformed about what kind of service I provide. I’m not a sex therapist; I’m an image consultant.” 

I’m the founder and CEO of Swan, Inc., New York City’s preeminent makeover service. People who felt stuck in the “ugly duckling” stage of their lives came to me for transformation. My services provided much more than a simple makeover, though. Aside from helping these ladies out with a new hairdo and some clothes, I also offered some intensive remodeling of a client’s self-esteem. Reputedly, these methods helped to unleash a woman’s inner sexpot. 

It kinda went with the territory. The sex appeal was simply a happily unexpected side effect of the confidence training I provided. 

Charise blinked a few times in my direction, clearly confused. “I was told that you teach women to be absolute maneaters. And after I saw the change in Darla Haagen… I mean, she was positively glowing by the time you got through with her. She said you were a godsend. She said she never experienced a better eight weeks in her entire life. I’m sorry. I guess I just assumed…” 

“Sometimes people do. I’m not offended.” 

Most of the time, a new client and I will have engaged in a series of emails prior to our first meeting. Even if we haven’t, it was easy enough for them to do their homework on their own; my website clearly lays out what it is that I do. But sometimes, like in the case with Charise, here, people jumped to their own conclusions and thought they were merely hiring a high-priced escort. Hell, even if I was in the sex therapy business, actual sex isn’t a part of the therapy provided. 

I gave Charise a smile, trying to put her at ease regarding the mixup. Essentially, the woman had just offered herself up on a silver platter only for me to turn her down. Rather than dwell on her undoubtedly bruised ego, I decided to point her in the right direction. “In fact, if you’re looking for a sex therapist, I can recommend someone for you. I have a friend out in Arizona—his name is Justice Drake and he’s the best at what he does. But he and I don’t work in the same field, understand?” 

Charise tipped her head to the side and eyed me curiously. “No. I guess I don’t understand. I thought I was hiring you to teach me how to please a man.” 

“Yes, to a point. Essentially what I do is teach you how to please yourself.” Charise’s lip curled, confirming that her mind was spinning all over again. Before she could jump to another conclusion, I added, “I teach confidence. That’s it. When you think about it, that’s the sexiest trait of all, wouldn’t you agree?” 

I could see the shift in her posture as my words finally sunk in. “But I already have confidence.” 

“Yes, you certainly do. Rightfully so.” 

She gave me a flattered smile for that. “So, I guess this isn’t going to be a good fit, is it?” 

“I’m sorry, no, it’s not.” 

There was an awkward pause between us as the situation sank in, until finally, she let out with a resigned sigh. “Well,” she said agreeably as she rose from her chair. “It looks like my little sex-school adventure is going to turn into a shopping marathon instead.” She gave me a smile and held out her hand. “It was a pleasure to meet you, Luke.” 

I came around to her side of the table to give her a hug. “You too, Charise.” 

When we pulled away from each other, there was a devilish twinkle in her eye as she purred, “You know, Luke… Just because I’m not hiring you for sex, that doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun off the clock. Armed with nothing but false information and your photograph, I flew all the way out here from Houston, and I have to say, you’re even more delicious than your picture. I’d hate to think the sexy vacation I was planning is actually going to be a complete letdown. I could use some company over the next couple of months while I’m here.” 

I couldn’t contain my smirk as I answered, “That is one tempting offer, Charise. Truly. But I’m going to have to respectfully decline your generous proposition. Something tells me you’re going to have one hell of a vacation without me. Here,” I added, pulling out my wallet and digging around for my friend’s business card. “Maybe after you’ve torn up New York for a few days, you’ll decide to reroute to Sedona. Give Drake a call. He really knows his stuff.” 

She took the card from my hand, flicking it around her fingers as she said, “I will. I promise.” 

One of my brows raised as I added, “Although you strike me as someone who’s already well-schooled in this area.” 

Charise grinned as she gave me a last peck on the cheek before jaunting across the patio and into the park. 

My morning appointment was a bust, and my afternoon appointment wasn’t scheduled to be here for another two hours. Since now I had some time to kill, I decided to take a walk to clear my head. I asked Fernando to hold my table, then slipped out of the gated patio and into the courtyard. 

There were a few high-end boutiques that bordered this end of the park, so I did a little window shopping. Eyed up a new suit in the display at Brooks Brothers; checked out a new watch in the front case of Tiffany’s. When my stomach started growling, I became aware of my abandoned lunch, and stopped off at a corner pushcart to get a dirty-water dog with the works. 

I loved the city. New York was the best place in the world to test a person’s mettle. You could live out your every dream or disappear into a sea of faces. Do whatever you wanted to do; be whoever you wanted to be. 

I headed back to Ocean and hit the men’s room to clean up before my next appointment, throwing a couple bucks in the attendant’s tray and giving a quick glance in the mirror as I ran a hand through my hair. 

I wasn’t always this good-looking. 

Before you can accuse me of being an arrogant, conceited jerk, I’ll tell you that the personal assessment of my handsomeness is mentioned without spectacle or vanity of any kind. 

Well, maybe a little pride, but that’s it. And I’m only proud because it took a ton of hard work to get myself looking this way. Countless hours at the gym, consultations with fashion gurus, and a whole helluva lot of mental reprogramming all combined to create the man you see standing before you today. 

Fact is, before I was one of the “beautiful people,” I used to view an attractive person with the same sort of indifference as I would an air balloon. 

Pretty to look at, but there’s no substance to it. 

Strange that I should’ve made my living as an image consultant, right? If I had such disregard for external beauty, then why did I make it my mission to help women achieve the height of theirs? 

And no. Before you can ask, I’ll tell you emphatically that I did not start this whole venture as some elaborate scheme to pick up chicks. I’m not looking to hit on them. I’m looking to help them. 

Unfortunately, the sad fact is this: I’ve been where these women are now. I know from firsthand experience what it’s like to be ignored or downright snubbed for not looking like those people you see on your television screens. Society as a whole has always been impressed with such superficial qualities in a person. Looking good is the easiest way to catch a guy’s eye, and if a woman is coming to me to help her land a man, she’s going to have to understand that men appreciate external beauty above all else. 

At least they think they do. 

That’s why the second part of my service is even more important than the first. Yes, I’ll whip your body into shape. Yes, I’ll hook you up with hair and makeup professionals. But while all that is happening, I’ll be working on your internal assets. Pointing out your positive attributes, trying to teach you how to use them to your advantage. Building your confidence in little baby steps until you’re ready to do it on your own.

At the end of it all, you’ll have reached a point where you don’t even need that spa-day makeover, but you’ll get it just the same. Although by then, it’ll merely be icing on an already delicious cake.



Author Bio


T. Torrest is a fiction writer from the U.S. She has written many books, but prays that only a handful of them will ever see the light of day. Her stories are geared toward readers of any age that know how to enjoy a good laugh and a dreamy romance.

Ms. Torrest was a child of the eighties, but has since traded in her Rubik's cube for a laptop and her Catholic school uniform for a comfy pair of yoga pants. She's a pop-culture junkie, a movie aficionado, and an enthusiast of talking about herself in the third person. A lifelong Jersey girl, she currently resides there with her husband and two sons.

She also really digs it when she hears from readers, and is known to use words like "dig" in a non-sarcastic way. You can find out more about her books at her website. She also LOVES to get friend requests on Goodreads and Facebook, and personal messages from readers via email: ttorrest@optonline.net





Giveaway

New Release | The Perfect Catch by Alix Nichols | #NEW #SportsRomance #HEA


Title: The Perfect Catch
Series: The Darcy Brothers #3
Author: Alix Nichols
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: 24 March 2017



Blurb


NOAH 
As a goalkeeper, I am trained to catch the ball, not a spirited bombshell called Sophie.


This year is about righting the wrong Papa did to Maman. 
It’s also about proving my worth to Coach and helping my team win gold at the French Water Polo Championship. 
With an unruly mutt for company and a part-time gig to pay rent, I’m one hundred percent focused on my objectives. 
That is, until I catch an intruder poking around my kitchen. 
Sophie Bander turns my world upside down.
My new landlord’s daughter isn’t just the hottest woman alive—she’s the stuff of dreams, the object of my deepest, wildest fantasies. But no matter. Nothing—not even Sophie—can make me abandon my goals. 
Except… I want her to distraction. 
And that’s the understatement of the century. 


SOPHIE


As a realtor, my job is to let properties to tenants, not let one into my heart.

This year is about proving to Dad I can be a first-class realtor and a worthy associate.
That’s why I’m in Paris, learning the ropes at a large agency. When I’m done, I’ll go back to Key West, join the family business, and then marry the man of Dad’s dreams.
I don’t need to be attracted to the guy—I’m incapable of sexual attraction, anyway. 
That is, until a hunk of a tenant mistakes me for a thief and presses me against the wall in his kitchen. 
Noah Masson turns my life into a mess.
He makes me blush and laugh, and fantasize about him all the damn time. He awakens my body. And yet, not even dreamboat Noah can get me sidetracked from my goals.
Or can he? 

THE PERFECT CATCH is a full-length standalone sports romance filled with humor and heat. Guaranteed HEA, no cliffhanger, intended for adult audiences.



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Excerpt


If I were a true gentleman, noble in my heart and not just on paper, I’d let her off the hook at this point. I’d make suggestions and ask her to respond with a yes or no. But I’m too keen on hearing her talk dirty. 

“Come on, Sophie,” I encourage her. “You can do it.” 

She grimaces. “Do I really have to spell it out?” 

“I’m afraid you do.” 

“Oral sex,” she mutters under her breath. 

I cup my ear. “Beg your pardon? Did you say something?” 

She chews on her lower lip, looking utterly miserable. 

I can’t believe how much fun it is to tease her.

“Oral sex,” she repeats louder. “I’d like some oral sex, please. If that’s OK with you.”



Author Bio


Alix Nichols is an unapologetic caffeine addict and a longtime fan of Mr. Darcy, especially in his Colin Firth incarnation. She is a Kindle Scout and Dante Rossetti Award winning author of critically acclaimed romantic comedies. 

At the age of six, she released her first rom com. It featured highly creative spelling on a dozen pages stitched together and bound in velvet paper. Decades later, she still loves the romance genre. Her spelling has improved (somewhat), and her books have topped the Amazon charts around the world. She lives in France with her family and their almost-human dog.

Available Now | Say it Again by S Moose | #NEW #NA #Romance


Title: Say It Again
Series: Say It #1
Author: S. Moose
Genre: New Adult Romance
 Release Date: 24 March 2017


Blurb

People always leave.

After graduating from college, Cameron Pratt’s spending the summer with her best friend, Grace Shea. There’s only one problem. Her brother, Jacob, will be there too.

Jacob Shea. Only one word describes him. Douchebag.

His touch doesn’t make her body tremble.

His eyes don’t see her heart.

He’s nothing to her and she wants nothing to do with him.

When Jacob finds out Cameron’s in town, he’s doing everything he can to win back her trust and make her see how good they’ll be together.

Will Jacob be able to open Cameron's eyes, or will the walls around her heart be too high and unbreakable?





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Author Bio



S. Moose is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of new adult romance. She writes emotional and romantic stories that will make you swoon, cry, yell, laugh, and love.

She is living her own happily ever after with a man who loves her with his whole heart. She is a proud mother to their beautiful son, and adorable puppy. 

When she is not writing you can find her hanging out with her family, and friends, getting lost in romantic books, and indulging on Starbuck lattes. 

To keep up with the latest from S. Moose be sure to visit her social media sites:

Giveaway

Cover Reveal | Until I Fall by Claudia Burgoa | #CoverReveal #Contemporary #TBR


Title: Until I Fall
Author: Claudia Burgoa
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 3 April 2017

Cover Design: Hang Le

Blurb
ER doctor, Aspen Zimmerman is no stranger to pain and loss. The tragic death of her fiancé catapults her life into a promise of healing--of being the best damn ER doctor her hospital has ever encountered. After all, it makes her feel like she's making a difference when she couldn't so long ago. And when her most beloved patient suffers horrifically, all Aspen cares about is healing her--even though her son has a special way of igniting a fire she thought fizzled out long ago.

As a private security officer, Anderson Hawkins puts everyone's life before his own. With his mother fighting for her life in the hospital, Anderson is hellbent on finding a way to save her. On the plus side, he gets to spend his time with a sexy and fiery ER doctor who would do anything for his mother. Though Aspen seems to be pulling back—away from any feelings she may have for him. Now, it's up to Anderson to prove that they can build a future together if they both let go of the past. Can Aspen trust her heart with someone when she already feels "dead on arrival?"




Author Bio


Born on the mystical day of October 30th in the not so
mystical lands of Mexico City, Claudia grew up with a childhood that resembled a caffeine-injected soap opera. Seventeen years ago she ventured to the lands of her techie husband—a.k.a. the U.S.—with their offspring to start a new adventure. 



She now lives in Colorado working for a small IT company,
managing her household filled with three confused dogs, said nerd husband, two daughters wrought with fandoms and a son who thinks he’s the boss of the house.

To survive she works continually to find purpose for the voices flitting
through her head, plus she consumes high quantities of chocolate to keep the last threads of sanity intact.







Giveaway

Cover Reveal and Giveaway | The Banker (Modern Love #3) by Piper Rayne | #Cover #TBR #RomanticComedy


Title: The Banker
Series: Modern Love #3
Author: Piper Rayne
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: 5 April 2017


Cover Design: Djordje Grbic


Blurb



Who knew my brother’s friend could be Mr.
Right, and not just Mr. Right Now? 


My brother refused to introduce me, so I blame him. If he’d just
caved, and introduced me to Jasper, I wouldn’t be in this mess. I mean, really,
what’s the big deal? I’m not interested in the guy’s looks. 


Oh no, I want his cold hard cash. (Be honest, you were expecting
that other four letter ‘c’ word weren’t you?) 


Now, before you go getting all judgy, I’m not a gold digger. I
have a legitimate business opportunity for Jasper to invest in. The problem is
that my stick-up-his-ass brother is embarrassed that his twin sister invents
kick ass sex toys. His problem, not mine. 


So, I took matters into my own hands. Defeat isn’t a word in
Lennon Hart’s dictionary. 


Using my stealthy P.I. moves, I narrowed my search to a time and
place where I knew I could find him. It was completely innocent. A chance
meeting that would give me the opportunity to pitch my business. 


It wasn’t until I sat down across from the gorgeous panty soaking
man in front of me, that I realized I wanted so much more than just his money.
I could very well want his heart if I wasn’t careful. 


Apparently my P.I. skills aren’t as stellar as I thought because
Jasper had his own secret—and it changed EVERYTHING. 




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Author Bio
Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two established authors for the price of one. You might be wondering if you know us? Maybe you’ll read our books and figure it out. Maybe you won’t. Does it really matter?



We aren’t trying to stamp ourselves with a top-secret label. We wanted to write without apology. We wanted to not be pigeon holed into a specific outline. We wanted to give readers a story without them assuming how the story will flow. Everyone has their favorite authors, right? And when you pick up their books, you expect something from them. Whether it’s an alpha male, heavy angst, a happily ever after, there’s something you are absolutely certain the book will contain. Heck, we’re readers, too, we get it. 

What can we tell you about ourselves? We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We're both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We're both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.

Pre-Order Available | Harmless (Pier 70 #4) by Nicole Edwards | #PreOrder #MMRomance #Review #Sports #Hockey


Title: Harmless
Series: Pier 70 #4
Author: Nicole Edwards
Genre: M/M Sports Romance
Release Date: 28 March 2017



He’s got a secret...

Roan Gregory, one of the four owners of Pier 70 Marina, has managed to paint himself as a loner in recent months. There’s a reason for that. And he’s got every intention of keeping that reason a secret. That is, until he no longer has the option.

He’s got a secret, too...

Colton Seguine, defenseman for the Austin Arrows, has gotten good at keeping the world from finding out that he’s gay. He knows exactly what he can and cannot do. And with whom. That is, until he sees Roan for the first time and all bets are off.

Some secrets are too big to keep.

Temperatures soar when this brooding bad boy gets his first taste of this smoking hot hockey player.

Can Roan and Seg push past each other’s defenses? Or -- thanks to the way the cards have been dealt -- will the time they spent together prove to be just a harmless one night stand?





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This is the fourth and final book in the Pier 70 series, which has definitely been one of my most favourites by Nicole Edwards. It also has a mini crossover with the Austin Arrows series (Seg!) but can be read as a standalone. Having read all the books in both series I would recommend you read them too though.

Roan Gregory has been a bit of an enigma lately and you just knew he was running away or hiding from something, well here we finally find out what has been going on. I wasn’t sure if it was to do with his embarrassment of declaring his undying love for Cam but it was so far from that it was jaw dropping.

Colton Seguine (Seg) is one of the hot hockey stars for the Austin Arrows and well known for his charming ways with the ladies. However one night at a bar he spies Roan sitting by himself and is compelled to go and speak with him. Over the course of the evening the standoffish man relaxes and the pair try to hide their hidden attraction to the other. When the end of the night comes it turns into a harmless (but extremely hot!) one night stand. Nothing else can become of this though due to the secrets they are both keeping. Roan and his troubles with his drug addicted sister and Seg with him being firmly in the closet.

Over a year later they both come into contact again and the merry dance of will they or won’t they begins but the odds are firmly stacked against them being that they are both holding tight to their secrets still. The only thing with secrets though is that they eventually find an out. This attraction is about to get serious.

I loved the slow build and the naturalness of how Roan and Seg come to be. It didn’t feel over complicated or forced as the storyline just flowed and kept you engaged and invested in this explosive union. The attraction was an instant winner and the way Roan tried to fight it made it all the more enticing. I loved how they both (in the end) became the catalyst for each other in making a stand for themselves and not giving in to outside influences.

There were some really heartfelt messages within the storyline that at times were very emotive and tentative. However as in all Ms Edwards’ books there was also a whole lot of hot passionate loving going on. These two were extremely steamy and raunchy between the sheets.

It was great getting to see the secondary characters who have appeared in both series and fantastic to touch base with them again. With there now being a connection to Austin Arrows I hope we continue to see the Pier 70 guys as I will surely miss them. A wonderful ending to a fabulous series.

ARC kindly provided by Nicole Edwards Limited to Foxylutely Books blog in exchange for an honest review



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