Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Beyond the Seduction (Reluctance #3) by M.A. Stacie


 Beyond the Seduction
Book 3 of the Reluctance Series
by M. A. Stacie

Beyond-the-Seduction-Hi-Res-Cover

Release Date: April 23 , 2015
Genre: FICTION / Romance/Erotica ISBN e-book:    978-1-61213-379-9
Available from: Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and TWCS PH

 

He held out his hand between them. “Take it. I can be the one. I wasn’t lying when I said I’d catch you. You just have to let me.”


~~SUMMARY~~
Beyond-the-Seduction-3D-Paperback-eReader
For a man who thought he had everything, Trace Jacks sure had nothing now.
After one letter blows his life apart, Trace is clueless how he can move on. He stumbles through the days, never accepting the grief that flows within him, and finding it easier to bury his loss. To him, if he doesn’t think about it, then it never happened. Burying the hurt, he continues with his new life. Hiding from the truth becomes a lot easier after he takes his niece to her dance class, striking up an interesting conversation with her teacher.
Shae Bennett is happy to keep things fun, enjoy-ing Trace’s seduction and his spontaneity. She’s reluctant to get serious with anyone; she has enough going on in her life. With him she can forget about her concerns for her mom, her tumul-tuous relationship with her father, and stress of running the dance studio. With him she can be herself, and it becomes all-consuming.
When the fun begins to slip, when reality starts to encroach in the worst possible way, their relationship unravels at an alarming speed. Neither one is willing to end what they’ve come to need so deeply, but each of them has issues that can only be dealt with alone.
Can Trace and Shae unhook the chains that hold them back? Is their newfound love strong enough to battle back to one another?


~~EXCERPT~~
Beyond-the-Seduction-3D-Paperback
“Shae?” he called out, but his words got lost in the music as he descended the stairs. He didn’t say her name again, because the moment he saw her he was transfixed.

Shae was dancing.

She’d pushed the couch against the far wall, leaving space in the center of the room to move. Instead of yesterday’s clothes, she now wore a pair of tight black shorts and a loose gray tank. Her feet were bare. They hit the floor with a small slap.
Being careful not to disturb her, Trace lowered himself and sat on a stair, still watching her every movement. He doubted she’d hear him even if he did make a noise. Shae was locked in her moment, oblivious to the world around her.

The music was haunting, conveying her sad-ness, and as she pirouetted, he saw it on her face, too. Shae was crying. He expected it, though the fact that she was doing it while dancing made it harder for him to see. Dancing had bonded Lisbeth and Shae, and now it was all she had left of that. Trace couldn’t bring himself to disturb her.

Her arms swirled, her body swayed, each movement graceful and smooth. She covered the floor in three quick steps, followed by a deli-cate jump. It amazed him that she kept her poise during the leap, enough to point her toes. When she repeated the move, he watched her fingers this time, and smiled when she pointed those.




~~ABOUT THE AU-THOR~~

MA Stacie
M. A. Stacie is never without a book or her eReader. A voracious reader, with a love of sexy yet angst-ridden novels, she adores getting lost in new worlds. Her need to write did not grip her until after her second son was born, when her previous rambles became fully fledged stories.
She describes herself as one huge contradiction, and though not the most conventional of hobbies, she counts getting new tattoos as one of hers. Running keeps her sane, along with knitting and listening to loud music.
M. A. Stacie lives in the UK with her husband and three sons.
~~CONNECT WITH THE AUTHOR~~
2010.10.26_Giveaway-01




Praise for Beyond the Seduction
Beyond-the-Seduction-3D-Bookstack
"Trace Jacks we met in book 1 of the Reluc-tance series, he was the brother of Dale and worked at the Metro. In book 3 we find out more about this lovable character other then him being Big brother to Dale, we get to delve deeper into his life and I for one was truly excited!
Trace is having a rough time of it, this is the un-derstatement of the century! He just found out his girlfriend had cheated on him - multiple times!! Not only that but his daughter isn't really his. Needless to say he is one messed up dude and needs to stay as far away from the female population as possible.
Until he meets Shae his niece's dance teacher who for the first time in weeks has made him crack a smile. 

Click to read More... - Melissa


~~OTHER TITLES IN THE SERIES~~
Beneath_the_Surface_Low-Res_Cover Behind_the_Scandal_Low-Res_Cover

978db-2twcs-blog-tour-banner


3 Intensity Stars



This story starts us off with Trace Jacks receiving some bad news, that changes the course of his life forever. News that burn him to the core and breaks his happy life. On the flip side we're given Shae Bennett. A lovely ballerina attempting to keep it all together. Operating a ballet studio while her mother recovers from surgery, Shae is more than happy to take on the responsibility that the studio hands her daily. Teaching classes for little ballerinas, Shae and Trace meet when he drops his niece off for her first class. All Trace's anger over his current situation goes to the wind when he meets Shae. She seems to amuse him, and keep his troubles away. For Shae, there is an instant intensity when she looks into Trace's eyes. It's as if she can see into his soul.


Trace is the lead guitarist for the band, Wasting Light. On a girls' night out, Shae and Trace bounce up and a little sexy luster scene is given. It was cutesy and hot at the same time. I became a little perturbed because Trace never came off as the player, man-whore type he was portrayed as. To me he just seemed to be a sweet boy with the bad boy facade.

Trace and Shae decide to quell the intensity and lust that swirls around them both. One night, no strings attached. Trace is very clear that he isn't looking for more than a  sexual, get lost in the moment type of relationship. And  Shea is more than happy to oblige. She has her own problems she is trying to run from. A sick mother, a mortgage for both her house and the dance studio, and lastly a sperm donor of a father that just puts the final nail in their (her mother and herself) coffin.

As they story progresses, Trace battles with the unveiled secret that continues to emotional tear him apart, while Shae gets more and more bad news concerning her mother's health. They use each other as their own forms of escapism. Trace seems to always be around when "the shit hits the fan" with Shae, she opens up to him, but he isn't quite as willing to reveal his inner demons to Shae. The pain is too much and he feels that if he reveals his demons, he will become even more vulnerable and it will make the truth a reality.

M.A. Stacie gives us differing people, that collide in dance, they teach and learn from the other. A soft ballerina and a bad boy musician. Each gaining strength and learning to persevere with the support of the other. Sometimes, all its takes is one step. This was a really sweet and endearing novel, and I do hope that Shae and Trace get their happy ending. My most awe-inspiring moment in this book, was when Shae grew some balls and stood up to her father.The fact that M.A. Stacie used real life situations, made the dynamics in the book more appealing. 

*ARC provided via NetGalley on behalf of the author for an honest review* Thanks!!



The Gentleman Mentor by Kendall Ryan


The Gentleman Mentor
Author: Kendal Ryan

Release Date: May 5,2015


SYNOPSIS

Fit, masculine, educated male, late-20’s.

Discreet and forthcoming.

Under my direction and guidance women learn seduction techniques, how to achieve climax with and without a partner, explore physical gratification, and more.

Dominant, but don’t be scared, kitten, I’m not into pain.

Do not be misled. I am pure mischief. But I’m the best kind of trouble.

So, what do you say? Do you feel like being naughty?

If you’re ready to reach new levels of pleasure, contact me at @thedominantgentleman Serious inquires only.


Buy Links






About The Author

Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance novels, including Hard to Love, Unravel Me, Resisting Her and When I Break.
She's a sassy, yet polite Midwestern girl with a deep love of books, and a slight addiction to lipgloss. She lives in Minneapolis with her adorable husband and two baby sons, and enjoys hiking, being active, and reading.
Visit her at: www.kendallryanbooks.com for the latest book news, and fun extras

Links




EXCERPTS


A therapist would have a field day analyzing my work mentoring needy women. Yet tonight was something else entirely. What I just shared with Brielle is unlike anything I’ve done before. It wasn’t just mentoring; it was more. I lose myself when I’m with her, and it fucking terrifies me.

As I rise from the bed, awareness burns inside me that I’ve never fallen asleep at a client’s house. Usually I can’t get out of there fast enough, wanting a hot shower and the comfort of my own bed.
Yet right now, I can still smell Brielle’s scent on my fingers, and I don’t even want to wash my damn hands. She’s marked me, and I know it isn’t something I can simply wash away. My hands, hanging limp at my sides, already miss the feel of her, and my mouth yearns for the taste of her. My pulse pounds in my ears as I try to figure out what this all means.





4 'Peaches' Stars

This book is about discipline and control, through light BDSM techniques and the eroticsim of the art, rather than the actual act and the use of hard core fixtures and processes. A hot, sexy and kinky read.


I choose to leave the characters anonymous as their initial emails.




The Gentleman Mentor by night, and senior law associate, working to make partner by day. Membership holder to Crave, a moody, dark and sensual, BDSM Club. A club that plays out every submissive and dominant desires. The GM prefers the use of his own appendages rather than whips and floggers. The feel of flesh connecting with flesh, and the heat that radiates and warms the desire already swirling in the air. He knows his way around a woman's body, and he is more than happy to lend a helping hand or.......


His students tend to fall for his sexual prowess and his cavalier attitude.



An inexperienced young woman is seeking help. She wants to gain the confidence, seduction skills and sexual prowess needed to capture the attention of her long time male friend. Coming across an ad for The Gentleman Mentor, her intrigue is peeked, even though she is concerned about contacting him for more information.



When our lovely, meek and sexually introverted heroine contacts thedominantgentleman, she introduces herself as Bookworm92. After ascertaining all the necessary information required, plus some, she surges forward with this venture.

On their first meeting, The Gentleman Mentor is knocked sideways upon seeing Bookworm92. Not only does he recognize her, but she is also, freaking drop dead gorgeous. He can't imagine how a woman so physically well composed could be so inexperienced and lacking self-confidence. For our heroin, he is scrum didilly umscious. This man is fit, lickable and so mysterious and darkly delicious that she can't keep her gaze on him. He makes her inner wires twisted, and she is oozing for his form of comfort.

The chemistry between them is undeniable, and as their predetermined lessons continue weekly, Bookworm92 has become less inexperienced and more sexually aware of her own body. Bookworm92 has been nicknamed 'Peach'. She finds herself straying from her original intention, and starts falling for Dom. Dom on the other hand, is trying his best to keep his feelings at bay. Yet, subconsciously he hasn't attached himself to any other students, other than Bookworm92. For now, she has his undivided attention.

As The Gentleman Mentor continues, we learn of Dom's past and the connection he has to Bookworm92, before she even hired him. There is utter devastation thrown our way, we feel some anger towards a close friend and, Kendall Ryan shows us the strength and self-confidence that Bookworm92 has garnered over her six week period with Dom. 

This book has the right amount of everything. A light read that will keep you engrossed till the end. Drooling all through, and some may even search for their own Dom.


"The past has no power over the present moment."
"Only the truth of who you are, if realized, will set you free."

*ARC provided by InkSlinger PR on behalf of the author for an honest review* Thanks!!








Black Collar Queen (Black Collar #2) by A.N. Latro




Buy Links:





Black Collar Queen Synopsis:
Claiming the Morgan Syndicate was supposed to be the hardest part—but now they have to keep it.
Seth Morgan has taken his place as the head of the Morgan syndicate, with his cousin Emma by his side. But the change of regime came at a heavy price: Emma’s mother is missing, and the Oliver syndicate wants Emma’s head on a platter.
And there are secrets—skeletons from their parents coming to haunt them. Seth is moving pieces, struggling to keep Emma safe and peace in the city while Emma alienates her lover and grapples with her past.

With threats on every side, and unable to trust their allies, Emma makes a misstep that could cost more than the syndicate is willing to pay: the life of it’s young queen.





Series Buy Links:



Black Collar Empire
 Amazon | BN














Black Collar Beginning: New York
Amazon | BN














Black Collar Beginning: Cuba 
Amazon | BN





AN Latro Bio:
I loathe writing bios. So let’s play a game. One of these three are true…
AN Latro lives in Ireland with her dog and cat and an over abundance of books. She loves solitude and boy bands, and hearing from readers.
AN Latro lives in Florida, where the ocean is her favorite muse. She enjoys wine and tequila, and old movies about the mafia. She loves hearing from readers on Facebook and Twitter.
 AN Latro is the pen name of two friends. They love hearing from readers, and are usually getting into trouble with new ideas for the syndicate.
Links:

Rafflecopter Giveaway





4 Twisted Family Stars

My initial reaction to this book and series, was this is some serious Scarface shit and guess what! I loved every second reading this book. Well written and the plot is progressive, and the characters complement the 
storyline and each other. BC#2 is about how Seth surges to keep the empire after finally becoming King over it. With the help of Emma, they both fight to understand the secrets of their parents, while simultaneously growing the empire and keeping their enemies at bay.

BC#2 is focused on Emma. Emma has grown tremendously since the first book. She is stronger and fiercer than the meek mouse we saw in book 1. Her transition was aptly portrayed, along with the family secrets being revealed, and how well it was handled. Emma proves she can be Queen, and is the Queen of course, even while she fights to stay alive. 

AN Latro showed us how dynamic a relationship can be. Sustainable, with two head strong partners that never allows the other to steamroll them. Sometimes, their was passivity, which, we can all understand in relationships. But Seth and Emma, their family and all the secrets, have seemed to make it work through all the family issues. Seth's dark intensity fits in well with the criminal element of the book and all his quirks, just kept me intrigued.

The attention to detail was spectacular, my only concern was sometimes, I felt a little bored with how the book was drawn out in certain areas. Somethings could have been left out, which would have given some more anonymity to the story. All in all it was an enthralling and exciting read. A total deviation from ny normal Romance love.

*ARC provided by InkSlinger PR on behalf of the author for an honest review* Thanks!!

Teaser Tuesday: Stylo Fantome's MY TIME IN THE AFFAIR






Title:  MY TIME IN THE AFFAIR 
Author: Stylo Fantome
Release Date: May 2nd 2015



Pre-Order Links:









 B&N

Head over to Stylo’s  Facebook page, she will be doing a weekly ebook giveaway for a copy of MTITA (winner will receive ebook on release day)





Synopsis
~Mischa~

I made a conscious decision to cheat on my husband.

Now, before you judge me, hear my story. Hear how much I'm like you, how similar my thoughts are to your own. Yes, I'm a horrible person. Yes, I've done horrible things. Yes, I don't deserve forgiveness. Yes, bad things happened because of my actions.

But I'm willing to bet I've done things that maybe, just maybe, you have thought of doing.

Maybe, just maybe, you're not as innocent as you'd like to think.

Or maybe I'm not so guilty ...


"If you're looking for your next EPIC read, with brilliant FEELS and ANGST, and heat so incendiary you'll need frequent breaks, this is a must read. Confidently and undoubtedly one of the best romances we've read this year," - The Rock Stars of Romance


WARNING: This book involves CHEATING. The word AFFAIR is in the title. The main character has an AFFAIR. In the synopsis (directly above), she states that she intentionally has an AFFAIR. If you don't like CHEATING, then you have been VERY WELL warned. Also, this book is primarily written in the third-person narrative.
 (less)

Teaser Tuesday: Stylo Fantome's MY TIME IN THE AFFAIR





Title:  MY TIME IN THE AFFAIR 
Author: Stylo Fantome
Release Date: May 2nd 2015



Pre-Order Links:









 B&N





Synopsis
~Mischa~

I made a conscious decision to cheat on my husband.

Now, before you judge me, hear my story. Hear how much I'm like you, how similar my thoughts are to your own. Yes, I'm a horrible person. Yes, I've done horrible things. Yes, I don't deserve forgiveness. Yes, bad things happened because of my actions.

But I'm willing to bet I've done things that maybe, just maybe, you have thought of doing.

Maybe, just maybe, you're not as innocent as you'd like to think.

Or maybe I'm not so guilty ...


"If you're looking for your next EPIC read, with brilliant FEELS and ANGST, and heat so incendiary you'll need frequent breaks, this is a must read. Confidently and undoubtedly one of the best romances we've read this year," - The Rock Stars of Romance


WARNING: This book involves CHEATING. The word AFFAIR is in the title. The main character has an AFFAIR. In the synopsis (directly above), she states that she intentionally has an AFFAIR. If you don't like CHEATING, then you have been VERY WELL warned. Also, this book is primarily written in the third-person narrative.
 (less)

Sunday, 26 April 2015

REAPER'S FALL by Joanna Wylde *COVER REVEAL*


Reaper's Fall is the newest standalone in the Reaper's MC Series.
Painter & Melanie's story will be available on November 10th and 
is currently up for Pre-order!

Blurb

He never meant to hurt her.

Levi “Painter” Brooks was nothing before he joined the Reapers motorcycle club. The day he patched in, they became his brothers and his life. All they asked in return was a strong arm and unconditional loyalty—a loyalty that’s tested when he’s caught and sentenced to prison for a crime committed on their behalf.

Melanie Tucker may have had a rough start, but along the way she’s learned to fight for her future. She’s escaped from hell and started a new life, yet every night she dreams of a biker whose touch she can’t forget. It all started out so innocently—just a series of letters to a lonely man in prison. Friendly. Harmless. Safe.

Now Painter Brooks is coming home… and Melanie’s about to learn that there’s no room for innocence in the Reapers MC.


About the Author

Joanna Wylde is a New York Times bestselling author and creator of the Reapers Motorcycle Club series. She currently lives in Idaho.

Stalk Her: Website | Facebook | Twitter |  Goodreads




Friday, 24 April 2015

Silver Bastard (Silver Valley #1) by Joanna Wylde

Blurb
First in the new Silver Valley series from the New York Times bestselling author of the Reapers Motorcycle Club Novels.

Fourteen months. For fourteen months, Puck Redhouse sat in a cell and kept his mouth shut, protecting the Silver Bastards MC from their enemies. Then he was free and it was time for his reward--full membership in the club, along with a party to celebrate. That's when he saw Becca Jones for the first time and set everything in motion. Before the night ended he'd violated his parole and stolen her away from everything she knew.

Five years. It was five years ago that Puck destroyed Becca and saved her all in one night. She's been terrified of him ever since, but she's even more terrified of the monsters he still protects her from... But Becca refuses to let fear control her. She's living her life and moving forward, until she gets a phone call from the past she can't ignore. She has to go back, and there's only one man she can trust to go with her--the ex-con biker who rescued her once before.

Puck will help her again, but this time it'll be on his terms. No more lies, no more tears, and no more holding back what he really wants...



Meet Puck & Becca in SILVER BASTARD!

Amazon UK

Barnes & Noble






Excerpt
Ignoring him, I settled back on my stool and surveyed the room. We sat in Becca’s section, and what I saw wasn’t making me happy. I knew she was a good waitress, but she’d just started here and it showed. Not only had she fucked up several orders, she didn’t quite seem to get the rhythm of the bar. That wasn’t my problem, though.
My problem was that despite these fuckups, nobody seemed to mind. I had a nasty suspicion this was due to her perky tits, friendly smile, and tight little ass that seriously just needed a bite taken right out of it.
She really, really needed to get a new job—every man in the place wanted her. Including me. Especially me. I hated them. All of them. I shifted uncomfortably, because just like every time I shared a room with her, my pants had gotten tight.
Torture. Becca was just so fucking fine on every level, and not just her looks. There was something about the way she carried herself . . . I couldn’t put my finger on it. Like she was dancing through life to some song nobody else could hear. Never met another woman like her—she wasn’t just sexy, she was a survivor and I admired that.
She’d grown up so much since the first time I’d met her. Bigger boobs, a nice fullness to her ass that was nowhere close to fat but would be perfect to hold tight while I fucked her. Her lips had plumped, too, and over the years she’d gained a sparkle in her eyes that turned her from pretty to 100 percent spectacular.
Not to mention how she’d tasted.
Nearly blew in my pants when I’d taken that mouth. Just the memory got me hard. Make that harder. Fucking basket case.
When I’d pulled up to find her sitting outside with Collins, a thousand murder scenarios ran through my mind. And yeah, I know I covered that already, but if anything ever deserved empha- sis, this was it. Collins needed to die. I didn’t care how nice he was. After that I’d throw Becca on the back of my bike and make a run for the hills . . .
Okay, so there were a few problems with the plan, the top one being she hated me. Or she should—I’d certainly given her cause. Boonie nudged me.
“Did I mention you’re pathetic? You want her, take her. Other- wise let it go because you’re an embarrassment to all men in general and to the Silver Bastards in particular.”



About the Author:
Joanna Wylde is a New York Times bestselling author and creator of the Reapers Motorcycle Club series. She currently lives in Idaho.

Stalk Her: Website | Facebook | Twitter |  Goodreads


GIVEAWAY
Signed Paperback of Silver Bastard (3 copies)





5 Stars


Finally being released from jail, after a fourteen month incarceration, Puck Redhouse is looking forward to his freedom and a woman between his legs. In celebration of his release, his club is throwing a party. Being on the inside, all Puck had was his hands and his imagination. But what he really wanted was a supple female to ease away all his stress and give him the long awaited release he has been craving. Seeing Becca for the first time, he knows she, is who he wants. After a night with Becca, things start to heat up. He soon realizes that Becca is a pawn used by her step-father to obtain any end-result he needs. Her mother is a junkie, and can't even be called a mother. She sits ideally by and allows sixteen year old Becca to be physically passed around among and between the club brothers and outsiders. Puck ends up saving Becca from her sordid lifestyle, not by choice, and takes her home with him to Idaho.

I'm not your friend, Becca.
 I've never been your friend and I never will be.

I can be the man that fucks you and owns you, 
or
 I can be the man who keeps an eye on you..."


Five years later, Puck and Becca have rarely seen each other and interacted. In those years, Becca has continued to be great full for the life Puck gave her. Even though Puck saved her from the atrocities of her MC and step father, she is still fearful of him. He is dark, rough and hard, with a persona of steel. But, Becca couldn't stop thinking about him. 


Becca is all grown up. As a teenager she was stunning,  but as a young woman, she is drop dead gorgeous. Getting her life on track, Becca has finished her academics and has enrolled in Beauty School. She wants to be more than what her mother turned out to be. Becca has grown up seeing her mother make mistake after terrible mistake. Her aim in life is to survive, work hard, keep her head down, and without a doubt, NEVER turn out like her mother. Becca made decisions based her past and the mistakes of her mother. Wanting to stay clear of trouble. 

Everyday for the last five years I asked myself the same question 
– what would my mom do? – 
Then I’d do the opposite.

Growing up around and within a motorcycle club, Becca knows the dangerous things that go on. She's more than aware of the lifestyle and the demands it makes on each member. Puck's association to an MC, surfaces memories of her past life, and it's difficult for Becca to succumb to her attraction to him.


Puck has kept his distance for the last five years, only checking in on her ever so often. Always keeping his attraction and his delicious thoughts and imaginations of Becca to himself. As the plot thickens and Pucks past taunts him, he throws caution to the wind and finally decides that Becca is worth the trouble.

“We’ve been in a relationship for five years now,” Puck said, his voice hard. “It wasn’t normal, it wasn’t exclusive . . . Hell, I don’t know what the fuck it was, but we both know that’s the truth. Whatever’s between us, it’s been there since the first night we met.” 



"Let's clear things up," he said, his tone catching me off guard. 

"This isn't a onetime thing. I'm claiming you, Becca. Already talked to the club about it - they know you're mine. That's how it works in my world. End of story."


I always love a story that starts off rocky and isn't a walk in the park. All the complications involved just creates greater intensities and the alpha-male exhibitions, are to die for. I love the way Puck just made demands or rather statements and then he carried out his intentions. Never asking just doing. It gave me the chills. 



I don't say sweet things and make love and all that bullshit.
 I like sex hard and rough, no holding back.

*ARC provided by TRSOR on behalf of the author for an honest review* Thanks!!