Tuesday, October 20, 2020

EXCERPT: Man in Charge by Laurelin Paige

 

  MAN IN CHARGE (Man in Charge Duet #1) by Laurelin Paige Release Date: October 27th  
 
  PREORDER MAN IN CHARGE #1 https://geni.us/ManinCharge   
  MAN ON TOP #0.5 
AVAILABLE NOW AND FREE!! 

  PREORDER MAN IN LOVE #2 https://geni.us/ManinLove 
     

  Blurb: The Sebastians own this city. Hell, they own the whole world. All I want is one little piece of it, a corner that I can call my own. So when my boss runs away to “find herself”, I seize the opportunity and dive head first into the Sebastian’s glamorous universe. It’s everything I’ve ever wanted—fast paced and high stakes—and, even though I don’t fit in, I’m excellent at faking it. Until I come face to face with the man in charge, Scott Sebastian, the arrogant, playboy heir with the mind of a devil and the body of a god and a mouth I can’t stop thinking about. He’s infuriating. He’s a distraction. He’s the man who wants me in his bed as much as I want to be there. And, if I get too close, he’ll be the one person who could expose me for what I really am—a fraud.   ***************************   Excerpt: “Oh my God, he was a Sebastian,” I repeated to myself.” There are several of them around here,” a voice said at my side. An annoyingly delicious and familiar voice. “Dime a dozen.” I turned to find myself face-to-face with the stupid-hot player, and damn if he wasn’t even hotter close up. “You,” I said, a bit scornfully because I was feeling contemptuous about the way he lit every nerve in my body on fire. “You,” he said in turn. His tone seemed to both appreciate my scorn and know full well the source of it. “I was hoping we’d meet again.” “I was hoping we wouldn’t.” “Funny, I don’t believe you.” He wasn’t an idiot, and the truth was glaringly evident. I couldn’t stop staring. My eyes were magnetically drawn to him. He was so gorgeous, it made me need to take a seat, and I was already sitting. His hair was lighter, I realized, than I’d figured in the dark. Brownish-red with golden hues, so perfectly messy in distribution that it had to be natural. His eyes were a killer blue. I’d always been a sucker for blue eyes. And for stupid-hot player types. It was like he’d been ordered up for me specifically, a Tessa Turani cocktail guaranteed to make me mind-numbingly drunk from just looking at him. “Can I buy you a shot?” he asked, as if I needed alcohol when he was in my system. Somehow I managed to pull my gaze away. “It’s an open bar.” “In that case, I can afford to buy you two.” He summoned the bartender who hadn’t gone far, that nosy little spy. “Four shots of…” Blue Eyes looked at me. “Tequila all right?” How had he known? “The source of many a bad decision.” “Tequila it is.” He was so smooth. Much smoother than the liquor would be, I knew from experience. Yet, I didn’t object when the bartender put the four shots in front of us, along with a shaker of salt and a bowl of limes. Just seeing the setup made me want to take my clothes off. Or maybe it was Blue Eyes that did that. He knew how to fill a tux, and I had a feeling he looked even better with it off. He and the bartender knew exactly where this was going. How dumb was I? I held up a single shot. “A little obvious, don’t you think?” “That I want to be one of your bad decisions?”   

     

  About the Author: With millions of books sold worldwide, Laurelin Paige is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author. She is a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however. When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Killing Eve or Letterkenny, or dreaming of Michael Fassbender. She's also a proud member of Mensa International though she doesn't do anything with the organization except use it as material for her bio. She is represented by Rebecca Friedman.

 

  Connect w/Laurelin: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurelinPaige/ 

Never miss an update! Subscribe to Laurelin’s mailing list: Newsletter: http://bit.ly/LaurelinNews   

The Virgin by Tiffany Reisz

 


I love that this series is a series of frame stories within a frame of the entire series. There's something comforting about picking up a read and knowing a little of what to expect and the thing I've appreciated about this series is that for a while now I've known where the journey ends. I've learned that it's not the SHOCKING! ending that I crave in this series; it's the journey to get to where I know I'm going that holds my attention. 

Don't get me wrong, Nora and King and Soren all have surprises up their sleeves but that's just an added bonus to the storytelling that's happening in this series. In The Virgin, we learn what Nora was up to in the year she lived in her mother's convent and how she became a writer and we learn how Kingsley meets and falls madly in love with Juliette. So much to love about these stories told in a parallel time and universe--all being told to us through the lens of sharing a bedtime story on the cusp of very special wedding. 

I'm racing through these novels. I'm helpless against these characters and their long and storied pasts and I know I'm going to be incredibly sad to get to the last book but I'm planning on enjoying the journey to get there. 

BUY IT HERE: https://amzn.to/3lpV9qW

SYNOPSIS:

For years, Kingsley Edge warned Eleanor the day would come when she, the mistress of a well-respected Catholic priest, would have to run. She always imagined if that day came, she’d be running with Sรธren. Instead, she’s running from him.

Fearing Sรธren and Kingsley will use their power and influence to bring her back, Eleanor takes refuge at the one place the men in her life cannot follow. Behind the cloistered gates of the convent where her mother has taken orders, Eleanor hides from the man she loves and hates in equal measure.

With Eleanor gone, the lights have gone out in Kingsley’s kingdom. When he learns the reason she left, he, too, turns his back on Sรธren and runs. On a beach in Haiti, Kingsley meets Juliette, the one woman who could save him from his sorrows. But only if he can save her first.

Eleanor can hide from Sรธren but she can’t hide from her true nature. A virginal novice at the abbey sends Eleanor down a path of sexual awakening, but to follow this path means leaving her lover behind, a sacrifice Eleanor refuses to make.

The lure of the forbidden, the temptation to sin and the price of passion have never been higher, and Eleanor and Kingsley will have to pay it if they ever want to go home again.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

REVIEW: Snapped by Alexa Martin



I absolutely 1 million percent LOVE this series. Every single one of these books is wonderful. They combine so many things I enjoy: sisterhood and bonding, hilarious characters and scenarios, swoony athletes, heartfelt storylines, and the sense that these stories are rooted in a realistic experience. I will forever be grateful for stumbling upon the first novel in this series, every single novel is a complete delight to delve into. I couldn't possibly pick one as a favorite butttttttttt I will say that Snapped is easily at the top of the stack for me.

This particular novel stands out for all of the things mentioned: the friendship bonds are strong, the comedy hits every time, and the hero is a quiet, strong, disciplined character. It's the main thrust of the plot that really grabbed my attention and kept it: equity in football when it comes to black athletes, coaches, owners, and retired players. I didn't know I was looking for this as a major theme until it appeared and I then I fell even harder for this series than I already had. I appreciated how Alexa Martin approached all of the nuances and also really educated me about some things I hadn't even considered (the retired players and their benefits--I HAD NO IDEA!!). If I have any gripes it's that I wish I had more of this novel to read. 

The Lady Mustangs were in full effect in Snapped and I truly adore them all. Actually, reading this novel has me wanting to reread the entire series all over again. But there was one wife I'm hoping we see more of in a future novel: Vonnie. And if I'm going to be really greedy? I'd love for some of the new secondary characters to have a novel of their own too. I guess what I'm saying is that I would love for this series to never end but if it does, then I hope that Alexa Martin has more things up her writing sleeve because I'm a HUGE fan. 


SYNOPSIS:
Elliot Reed is living her best life—or pretending to. She owes it to her dad’s memory to be happy and make the most of her new job as Strategic Communications Manager for the Denver Mustangs. Things are going well until star quarterback Quinton Howard Jr. decides to use the field as his stage and takes a knee during the national anthem.

As the son of a former professional athlete, Quinton knows the good, the bad, and the ugly about football. He's worked his entire life to gain recognition in the sport, and now that he has it, he’s not about to waste his chance to change the league for better. Not even the brilliant but infuriating Elliot, who the Mustangs assign to manage him, will get Quinton back in line.
 
A rocky initial meeting leads to more tension between Quinton and Elliot. But as her new job forces them to spend time together, Elliot realizes they may have more in common than she could've imagined. With her job and his integrity on the line, this is one coin toss that nobody can win.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

REVIEW: The Bribe by Devney Perry

 


OUR REVIEW:

The Bribe is Devney Perry writing as Willa Nash —a whole new adventure with a writer many already adore. 


The Bribe seems to be laying the foundation for a series of interesting characters, small town romance, and intrigue. In this particular novel, Lucy and Duke’s, we not only get to see the sparks flying between these two wonderfully sweet characters, we also get the lay of the land in Calamaity. We meet characters who just feel destined to have their own novels, and we begin to create a map of back stories and locations that will most likely feel like home by the time the series is finished. 

And while I’m not saying a lot about Lucy and Duke—it’s not for a lack of enjoying the characters. I did. They’re the salt of the earth type people-characters easy to like and root for. Their conflicts are minimal and easy to rectify and their love story is sweet. But I all seriousness, while I enjoyed the escape their novel gave me, I equally enjoyed imagining where the rest of this series will go.

Devney Perry fans are going to have fun with this new thing she’s trying because even under a pen name, it still feels like home.

The Bribe by Willa Nash is now live!

Duke Evans didn't expect to interrupt a beautiful woman in a staring contest with a bison on his favorite hiking trail. He also didn't expect to see her again after rescuing her from the surly beast. As the sheriff in Calamity, Montana, he's had his fair share of surprises but none as pleasant as pulling over a shiny black car and finding his mysterious hiking companion behind the wheel.
Only, she lied to Duke. She gave him a name as fake as her hair color. According to her driver's license, her real name is Lucy Ross, the famous country music singer whose sudden disappearance has been a hot topic in the media over the past two weeks.
He's not sure why Lucy lied about her identity or why she's in Calamity. And she's not talking. Instead, she offers him a bribe to keep her secret.
But Duke doesn't want her money. He wants to know why this woman is on the run. And as long as the star shines on his badge, he's going to find out.

Download today or read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited

Amazon: https://geni.us/57ZWow8

Amazon Worldwide: mybook.to/WNBribe

Goodreads: https://geni.us/9iRO

 

Meet Willa

Willa Nash is USA Today Bestselling Author Devney Perry's alter ego, writing contemporary romance stories for Kindle Unlimited. Lover of Swedish Fish, hater of laundry, she lives in Washington State with her husband and two sons. She was born and raised in Montana and has a passion for writing books in the state she calls home.

Connect with Willa

Website: www.willanash.com

Goodreads: https://geni.us/NAcrC

Amazon: https://geni.us/DiKMbE

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/willanashbooks

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/324585607979213/

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/willanashbooks

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/willanashbooks

Bookbub: https://geni.us/UIET9D

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/authorwillanash

REVIEW: Varsity Rulebreaker by Ginger Scott

 

We're so excited to celebrate the release of ๐•๐š๐ซ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐‘๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ž๐›๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ค๐ž๐ซ (The Varsity Series, Book 3) by Ginger Scott? We are in love with Cannon and have a hard girl crush on Hollis! This is the final book in a mature YA romance series! Check out the excerpt below and one-click yours today!


Varsity Rulebreaker (The Varsity Series Book 3) by Ginger Scott
Cover Designer: Ginger Scott

OUR REVIEW:

Shel: The last installment of this series, might be the best. It's a tough call because I've enjoyed them all but I really really love the story of Hollis and Cannon.

Court: I really think you're right! It is hard, because they were each so good on their own but I am really glad we get this series to really enjoy each couple, get the best of Ginger's writing, and also get a really great friend group that we get to see in various scenes in each book together. I love companion series and this one made me very happy! 

Shel: Ginger Scott digs into the various challenges of being a female athlete trying to break into a male sport, in addition to the challenges it brings to a high schooler, at a new school, with your dad as the coach of the team. WOWZER. Hollis faces an uphill climb from the very beginning of this novel and it's a fairly unrelenting climb at that. Between sexist teammates and a parent who is on the warpath, it felt hopeless at times. It's interesting because at first even Cannon contributed to the strife and conflict that was at the heart of this novel. But it was oh so rewarding to see him quickly see the talent and perseverance Hollis had. Seeing him overcome some of his own personal struggles and really grow into the person who would be a match for Hollis was the perfect ending to this series. He'd been a mysterious guy in the background who was now one of main stars and having him plus our other favorites in the series have some page time made this such a fulfilling end to the series. Plus the series epilogue was just the cherry on top of the most delicious sundae. 

Court: THANK THE LORD we get dual POV! That is what I think made this even better for me. We get in both of their heads, and they're really dealing with some pretty in depth problems...we get to see them navigate things that they go through a gamut of emotions for, and ultimately struggle with doing the right thing sometimes and what that is. It is the ideal coming of age novel, because they're seniors and dealing with some real world things for their lives and how they grow like Shel said and conquer (or don't) certain things is really good for making me think and how I would've responded in the same situation. Also, as usual, Ginger and her epic first kiss scene writing, as well as just how real these two are in their journey...just made me over the moon for this book!

Shel: While I'm sad to see these guys go (and am ever hopeful that we'll see them pop up in an anthology or a short piece), I'm so glad that I got to "meet" them. This series reminds me of some of the first novels of Ginger's that we read and are definitely now going in the "favorite" stack. Court: Yes, this is 100% a favorite! Her writing, as usual, is divine, and I absolutely LOVE this book!  


★☆★Read FREE w/Kindle Unlimited★☆★


Vote for Varsity Rulebreaker on the October 2020 Most-Anticipated Reads list: https://bit.ly/2GY4CFX

Varsity Rulebreaker

Book 3 in The Varsity Series by Ginger Scott

Hollis Taylor is allowed to break the rules. She’s coach’s little girl. And she’s good. If that means she gets to bump one of the guys for the starting catcher’s job on the Public High baseball team, then the others on the squad better suck it up and deal.

But breaking rules has taken Cannon Jennings far in life. One of the nation’s top pitching prospects, he came here to throw to his cousin and show college recruiters everything he could do on the mound. Taking his signs from a girl was not part of his blueprint, especially one that screwed over his favorite relative and best friend.

Too bad he broke the biggest rule of all before he knew exactly who she was.
It was just a New Year’s kiss. Totally forgettable. Especially under the circumstances.
So why can’t he stop thinking about it?

This is book 3 in The Varsity Series by Ginger Scott. You can start this series of stand-alone mature YA sports romances now with Varsity Heartbreaker and Varsity Tiebreaker.

EXCERPT:
“Well?” I lift a brow.

His stare is decisive. No more blinking lashes to lull me into submission. I’m being dissected solely by the dominant glow of his swimming-pool blue eyes. His nose is pink from being out in today’s sun and reflective clouds. His wet hair is drying right before my eyes into touchable waves that I imagine in my fingers. I’m thankful my arms are crossed to hide them because I can feel them twitch.

“Fine.”

I flinch at his sudden answer, most of me prepared for him to bail on this little wager. By the way he rounds the table and motions with his hand for me to step back, I start to tremble at the knees. Cue ball palmed in his left hand, stick grasped in his right, he steps into the space between me and the table and comes close enough that I can feel the warmth of the breath he exhales from his nose.

“Pardon,” he says, and I step back several feet to lean against a pub table.

Cannon positions the ball a little off-center then dabs one more dusting of chalk on the end of his cue, blowing the dust away while he looks at me, his eyes focusing away from the tip of the stick and onto my gaze. His mouth quirks on one side, and it’s in that small look that I know I’m done. I’m so fucking screwed.

He lunges over the table in a smooth pivot, bringing the stick back slowly and getting the feel of the slide before letting it rip, knocking the balls in all directions and quickly sinking one of each—a solid and a stripe. His eyes on the center of the table, he rounds it, his tongue sticking out the way Michael Jordan’s always did when he was deciding whether to put the game away with a dunk or a little fadeaway from the top of the key.

“You got a preference?” he asks.

“I…well…” I stumble on my words, his sudden confidence really nailing me to the floor.

He chuckles then bends down, lining up a shot at a solid.

“It’s alright,” he says, quickly leaning his head to one side to glance up at me and wink. “It won’t matter.”

And it doesn’t. He proceeds to sink his initial target, and then every other solid ball on the table, sometimes two at a time. I’m half expecting him to drain the eight-ball without even looking. He has to work at it a little, though, what with so many of my balls still on the table and in his way. He calls the side pocket and when the ball falls in easily, I breathe out heavily enough to flap my lips, then I drop my stick.

“Two out of three?” I scrunch my lips up with my pathetic attempt to regain my edge.

“You think it will matter?” He lays his stick on the table and saunters toward me.

My nervous knee begins to twitch, and I find myself rocking where I stand to try to keep my legs busy and my blood flowing. Cannon stops about a foot away from me, and he looks down at the floor as he slips his hands into the pockets of his jeans. I draw in his scent, letting it numb my nerves like the venom of a scorpion. I got sloppy, arrogant even. And that trust I felt so sure of is waning a little now that he’s calling in his bet. I gave him a free pass to surprise me, to ask something of me or dare me or…that’s the thing. It’s the unknown. I did that. I did that!

My hands balled into fists at my sides, I roll my shoulders back and lift my chin, determined not to let my worry shine through.

“Bet’s a bet,” I say, shaking my head with tight lips. I had no idea I was going up against a pool shark.

“That it is,” he says, glancing up while keeping his head low. The way he peers at me through the strands of his hair that now shadow his eyes is both ominous and so freaking enticing.

“Five a.m. Saint Peters Gulch. Tomorrow.” He leans in and for a moment I think he’s going to kiss me, but instead he pauses while forward on his toes. “I’ll let you know what you owe there and then.”

I swallow and he sees it, his eyes darting to that place on my neck that betrays my bravado.

“Fine,” I gurgle out.

He laughs lightly and falls back to give me some space.

“Relax, Hollis. I’m sure you’ll be able to handle it.” With one last wink, he brings his hands from his pockets and claps them a few times to remove any leftover chalk. I force myself not to look over my shoulder as he leaves, and I keep that promise to myself, spending the next twenty minutes playing out the rest of the balls on our table and realizing I never even had a chance.

๐Ÿ„ฟ๐Ÿ…„๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ„ฒ๐Ÿ„ท๐Ÿ„ฐ๐Ÿ…‚๐Ÿ„ด ๐Ÿ„ท๐Ÿ„ด๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ„ด
๐•๐š๐ซ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐‡๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐›๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ค๐ž๐ซ
Amazon US —> https://amzn.to/3aSWik0
Amazon UK —> https://amzn.to/2XwPRi4
Amazon AU —> https://amzn.to/2TL6VzP
Amazon CA —> https://amzn.to/2X54ave

๐•๐š๐ซ๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐“๐ข๐ž๐›๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ค๐ž๐ซ
★☆★Read FREE w/Kindle Unlimited★☆★

Join Ginger’s Ninjas:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/GingerScottNinjas/

Ginger's Newsletter: http://www.littlemisswrite.com 

© Must Read Books or Die. Made with love by The Dutch Lady Designs.