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Δευτέρα, 22 Ιανουαρίου 2018

Review: The Last Virgin Standing by Tiffany ( @laughterandjynx)

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Charlotte Summers is the last virgin in her school; a school where taking virginity is a sport. The sport has five main contenders: Tyler Bradshaw, the mysterious bad boy; Alec Jennings, the all-star athlete; Ian Jameson, the cocky rich guy; Beckett Cartwright, the renowned genius; and Lucas Chandler, her best friend. With all these guys determined to win the title of the Virginator, will Charlotte make it out alive with her virginity?

                                 My opinion:
Charlotte was the last virgin in her high school. There was a competition between the guys, whoever slept with the most virgins he won the title of the virginator. So that made her a target of the top four guys since whoever slept with her would be the winner. Charlotte had a crush on her best friend Lucas so she decided to use the guys to make him jealous. What started as a game grew into something more, she liked at least two of the guys and Lucas confessed his feelings. Her plan had officially backfired on her, the man she wanted, rejected her and the man who loved her wasn't good enough for her anymore. Her life had changed so much. The final blow came much later, it was the one that would set everything in place.
It's a romantic teenage love story. It starts really light and funny but towards the end gets very emotional. It has some very smart and cheesy lines. The characters are different from each other and change a lot during the story. It concentrates more on the relationship Charlotte has with the five boys and the secrets each one of them hides. My favorite part was the beginning and the funny ways she used to avoid the top four. I will rate it with 4 stars.

My favorite lines:
1)"I lost my virginity. Can I have yours?" he asked, his eyebrows crunched up, as if he was actually looking for a missing object.

2)"You're so full of yourself." 
 "You could be full of me too. All you had to do was ask, babe."

3)He...he was following me? Does anyone know the number to 9-1-1?

4)"So how about lunch?" 
"It's in between breakfast and dinner." 
 "Okay, how about lunch with me?" 
 "It's between never and in your dreams."

 You can read it on wattpad: https://www.wattpad.com/story/1706371-the-last-virgin-standing

TOUR: BURN SO BAD BY J.H. CROIX

Burn So Bad

by J.H. Croix Publication Date: January 18, 2018 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Firefighter, Standalone
EXCERPT #1

Lucy

What the hell? Levi has a hamster? Wow.
The incongruity of it made me burst out laughing. I leaned down to stroke my fingers over its fur. The little hamster wiggled under my touch and looked up.
“Ah, I see you’ve met Ham.”
Levi’s voice was low and gravelly, roughened from sleep. The sound of it sent a prickle down my spine. I stood quickly and spun to find him rounding the corner of the balcony.
Sweet hell.
The moment I saw him, heat unfurled in a wave through my body. Did I mention he was calendar material? I knew he was handsome, but my imagination had not done him justice. He wore nothing more than a pair of navy blue cut off sweatpants that hung low on his hips. His chest might as well have been carved from stone. Every muscle was delineated. He was so fit, it should’ve been illegal. My eyes soaked him in. I couldn’t look away. My mouth went dry, and my pulse took off like a rocket.
All the while, I stood there with a hamster who decided to climb on my foot. I was so discombobulated, I’d forgotten I was wearing nothing other than a t-shirt. It hung just past my hips. When this fact occurred to me, I flushed straight through. I realized Levi probably had a perfect view of my bottom when I bent over to pet the hamster who was apparently named Ham. I was all kinds of hot and bothered. This ranked up there with one of the most mortifying moments I’d experienced. Ever.
I couldn’t seem to snap out of it, just staring at him while heat bloomed in my center and radiated outward. If Levi noticed anything amiss, I couldn’t tell. He closed the distance between us until he was right in front of me. Only inches away.
I wanted to touch him. Desperately.
My hand apparently had a mind of its own. Because I touched him without even thinking, reaching out and sliding my palm down his chest. His skin was warm, lightly dusted with hair. His rich blue gaze locked to mine. The air around us felt alive, shimmering and pulsing with need.

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Lucy
Levi drives me crazy, and not the good kind of crazy. He’s smoldering hot and so d*mn sexy, it’s dangerous. He’s a hotshot firefighter and nearly sets me on fire whenever he’s around. Perhaps it’s an occupational hazard. He teases me every chance he gets and tempts me to let down my guard. I certainly don’t need a man. But Levi’s more than a man. He’s a man on octane fuel—pure, raw, primal masculinity practically oozes from his pores. One night of weakness, and I tumble into the flames. It’s more than lust. It’s how I feel when I’m with him—safe and protected. I never want to let go. I might get burned if I’m not careful.
Levi
Where there’s smoke there’s fire, and hate can always turn into love. Or at least lust. Lucy hates me. She especially hates how much I want her. And sweet h*ll do I want her. But she can’t be bothered to even give me the time of day. I should give up the chase, but I can’t. It’s more than a spark between us, it’s a bonfire. Fate rolls the dice and lands Lucy right where I want her. She needs my help, and I need her, every inch of her lush curves. One taste, and I’m lost. I’ll do anything to have her and to hold her. To make her mine.
*This is a steamy, full-length standalone romance with a guaranteed happily-ever-after. No cliffhangers. Nothing but steamy romance & HEA!
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ABOUT J.H. CROIX

USA Today Bestselling Author J. H. Croix lives in a small town in the historical farmlands of Maine with her husband and two spoiled dogs. Croix writes steamy contemporary romance with strong independent women and rugged alpha men who aren’t afraid to show some emotion. Her love for quirky small-towns and the characters that inhabit them shines through in her writing. Take a walk on the wild side of romance with her bestselling novels!

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Blog Tour Materials: BOLD by Jennifer Michael

Bold

by Jennifer Michael Publication Date: January 17, 2018 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
EXCERPT #1
The moment of truth isn’t far away as I pull into my parking spot. I envision her desk empty and what that’ll mean.
Will I chase her?
Yes. Unequivocally, yes.
Would she want me to?
I don’t know. I hope so.
However, there will be no chasing today. Noah is standing right in the entryway, as if she’s waiting for me. A tiny bit of the pressure on my gut subsides. Her hands fidget at her sides. Her face is free from makeup, and worry lines frame her profile.
So, when I reach her, the first thing I do is hug her. I pull her toward me and wrap my arms around her tightly.
“I’m so sorry, Brazen,” she whispers.
I don’t respond. I know she’s sorry, and I don’t want to make her feel worse about having assumed the worst about me. This bright, optimistic girl I’m getting to know jumped to the conclusion that I was a monster.
It doesn’t feel good.
My arms stay tightly wrapped around her, so she can’t see t

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Are you living your life to the fullest? Do you have regrets?
Noah Mackenzie knows what abandonment feels like, but she’s the girl who dreams big. Nothing will stand in her way. Her new world is exciting, and exploring it is the adventure she’s always wished for.
How far would you go for the people you love? Do you protect the important things in your life with all you’ve got?
Brazen Hale is all heart. Hard work has gotten him to where he is today, and loyalty runs deep within him. He’s the perfect catch, but of course, there’s an obstacle for these two . . .
The timing for Noah and Brazen is all wrong. She’s a temptation that he must find a way to resist. Will circumstance stand in the way of love, or will these two boldly find their way into one another’s hearts?
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ABOUT JENNIFER MICHAEL


As a child, Jennifer Michael dreamed of being an author. Life and adulting pushed that dream down to a mere fantasy. Then, as a reader, she found the indie romance world, and the dream that had been long ago deemed unattainable became a reality.
Writing fulfills pieces of Jennifer she lost. She writes stories that range from sweet and sultry to dark and daring. Behind her computer, she’s constantly dreaming up where she’ll go next, not wanting to be put in a specific romance genre box. Pushing limits and striving to conquer wherever the characters take her is the ultimate methods to her madness.
Jennifer resides in southwest Florida where she wishes she spent much more time at the beach. She’s an avid reader of gritty books with deep emotion or dark, twisty plots and fond of more than a few guilty-pleasure television shows. She gets sucked into the world of characters from all mediums.

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Release Blitz Materials: The Wild Irish Girl by C.B. Halverson

The Wild Irish Girl

by C.B. Halverson The Wild Romantics #1 Publication Date: January 22, 2017 Genres: Adult, Historical, Romance, Regency, Erotic

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Audrey Byrnes doesn’t mind playing the wild Irish princess for London’s elite aristocracy—as long as they buy her novels. With her father’s Dublin theater in ruins and her sister’s illness growing worse, she’s the only person who can save her family from the gutter. As much as she enjoys the occasional passing dalliance, being the primary breadwinner of her Irish family means either marrying well or not at all.
Dr. Joseph Moorland knows it’s wrong to dress in disguise to hobnob with London’s high society, but he figures one night would do no harm—until he meets the charming and mysterious novelist, Audrey Byrnes. Too poor to marry, he hides his real identity until an accident reveals the truth, and what started as a mild flirtation turns to a complex game of secrets, passion, and desire.
Thrown together by circumstance, Audrey and Joseph find themselves in a tense alliance as they try to crawl their way up from their humble beginnings and into the highest echelons of the ton. But when one of the most formidable political players in London sets his sights on having Audrey for himself, she has to choose between saving her family from charges of treason or losing the man she loves forever.
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EXCERPT

He took hold of his silk cravat and unwound it, its silver silk fibers glinting in the firelight. “I want to tie you up.” I shrank away from him, my mouth gaping open. “Tie me up? Are you mad?” His face remained stern, his jaw set in harsh relief like when he had stitched my wound. “I cannot have your hands in the way. I cannot have you trying to take control.” He fumbled in his coat pocket and took out a handkerchief. “I should probably blindfold you, too.” “Blindfold?” The words choked in my throat. “Audrey.” He pressed toward me until my knees buckled against the mattress, forcing me to sit. “Do you remember the Gathering? Do you remember how they tied up the initiate?” I nodded, my blood running icy cold even as my cheeks burned with fire. The space between my thighs swelled with heat, and I clenched them together to try to dispel the ache. I didn’t know what had come over me, revulsion and desire warring in my body as memories of the initiate bound to the platform flashed in my mind. It had awakened both of our desires, driving us to rub against each other like animals. My throat went dry at the thought of taking the initiate’s place, and I couldn’t imagine ever giving up complete control to another person like that. “I’m not sure if I want to…” “Do you know why they tied her up, Audrey?” I shook my head, but a hundred reasons races through my head. To beat her. To humiliate her. To torture her. But then I remembered the initiate’s mouth contorted with an orgasm, how slick her sex became before the bull took her, and I looked away. Joseph took hold of my chin and forced me to look up at him. “The initiate comes to the ceremony willingly,” he said in a thick voice. “They tie her up so she can submit completely to the pleasure…and the pain.” “But I don’t want the pain.” Did I? My thoughts returned to the flogger bouncing off the initiate’s skin, and my body yearned for that sensation. I wanted it to be Joseph. Joseph to dominate me. Joseph to punish me. But for what? I had no idea. I only knew I needed it. He made a soothing sound in the back of his throat. “No pain tonight, Audrey. Not unless you want it.” I swallowed the lump rising in my throat. “Tonight,” he continued, “I want to teach you how to pleasure a woman, and for that, I require your full concentration.” His eyes bore into me, and he raised the cravat and the handkerchief up to me as if in offering. My nipples swelled beneath my nightdress, and I threw my shoulders back as I let out a long exhale. “Well, I suppose you are the expert,” I said, scooching back on the mattress, flinging my wrapper to the side. “So how does this work, anyway? You tie me up, and—” He pressed a finger to my lips. “Shh...let me take care of everything. I want you to concentrate. Pay attention to what you feel. Can you do that?” “I…suppose.” My voice faltered as he grabbed hold of my wrists and began winding the cravat around them. “Where did you learn to do this?” “Are you always this chatty in bed?” He pulled the silk fabric tight, and I let out a small gasp. I frowned and stared at him from beneath my hooded lids. He smiled and laughed beneath his breath. “Audrey, if you hang around Lord Weston long enough, you learn a great many things.” Pulling the cravat tight, he wound it around one of the bed posts, loose enough so I could lie straight. But it wasn’t enough to stop him from taking over my body and doing whatever he wanted with it. A flutter of panic rose in my belly, and I began to tremble. His lips found mine, and he smothered me, pulling my mouth to his and letting his tongue dart inside. I melted beneath him, my hips jerking with each swipe of his tongue across my teeth. The anxiousness faded away, and all that remained was a soft hum in my core. He broke off the kiss and raised the handkerchief to my face. “I’m going to blindfold you now,” he said. “But if you become frightened or want to stop, you need to say a word. A special word.” I raised an eyebrow. “Like what?” “Anything you like,” he replied. “But it cannot be ‘no.’” “Why not?” Joseph sighed. “What?” I pressed. “I’m new at this. You just tied me up, so the least you can do is answer my questions.” “It cannot be no because sometimes saying ‘no’ is a part of the game.” I laughed, tugging on my bonds and shaking my head. “Believe me, if I say no, Joseph, I’m going to mean it.” “Just give me a word.” “Roger.” “Roger?” He shook his head. “Forgive me, but don’t you think it would be bad form to call out another man’s name in bed?” I shrugged. “It was my dog’s name.” He let out a long exhale. “Very well.” “Do you have a word?” He paused and looked up at the ceiling, a thoughtful expression on his face. “I suppose I don’t. But I doubt I shall need one.” “You might.” “I don’t think so.” “I want a word.” “You are in no place to make demands.” “A word.” “Hippocrates.” I giggled. “Do no harm?” He bowed his head and smiled. “It was the first thing I could think of.” Leaning closer, he pressed a soft kiss on my cheek. A tingling sensation flooded my body, and I raised my gaze to meet his. A lock of dark hair fell in his eyes, and my hands strained with the desire to brush it back behind his ear. “Do you believe in that as a doctor?” I asked. “Do no harm?” “I try my best.” He looked down, his face falling. “I fail sometimes.” “Like in the Gathering when you beat up that satyr?” His head snapped up. “That was different.” I frowned. “How so?” “That man had pushed you. Hurt you.” He brushed his lips against the cut on my forehead, and my entire body shivered. “He deserved it, and I would do it again.” My heart swelled. I may have been tied up, exposed and vulnerable, and yet, I had never felt safer in my whole life. Dr. Moorland, the healer, the protector. Whatever he was about to do to my body, I embraced it completely. “Are you ready for the blindfold?” he asked. I nodded. His silk handkerchief pressed against my eyelids and darkness filled my sight. I nestled into the pillows, and Joseph’s hands passed down across my neck and between my breasts. With my vision gone, all I could feel were the smooth pads of his fingertips as they lingered on the lace of my nightshirt. My heart raced, my breathing too loud in my ears. He pulled on the drawstring and loosened the top, and a cool draft brushed against my nipples. They hardened, and my cheeks burned beneath the blindfold from being so exposed. “The key to pleasuring any woman, really, is to excite her whole body.” “The whole body?” “Do I need to gag you, too, Audrey?” I suppressed a smirk. “I didn’t realize I was in a lecture hall.” “My lesson. My rules.” “Fair enough.” The mattress shifted, and I breathed in the familiar smell of clove and cardamom. His lips brushed against my ear, and a shudder ran straight to my sex. “You might want to start with kissing the tendons along her neck.” His full lips brushed against my skin, and my breath hitched. I couldn’t see his hands, but my body tensed with anticipation, bracing for his next move. “Then,” he continued. “You might want to run your tongue ever so slightly along her earlobe.” He did the same. The lightest touch, warm and enticing. My back arched, the silk straining against my arms, the need to take control filling my limbs. “Relax, Audrey,” he whispered in my ear. “Give yourself to me.” I sank into the dark, and his hand pressed against my breast, pushing me down into the mattress before releasing me. The movement hypnotized me, my body rising and falling with his palm. He rubbed his thumb against my nipple, and a low moan escaped my lips. “Yes,” Joseph said in response. “Stimulation with a light touch is the key before moving on.” He planted a kiss on the tip of my nipple, and I let out gasp. With the blindfold on, everything felt amplified, intense. Joseph let out a low laugh, husky and dangerous. His lips clamped over my breast, and he twirled his tongue against my flesh. He pulled his mouth away, creating a suction that filled my body with bolts of pleasure. He rubbed my other nipple and sucked harder, my core pulsing with each touch, each slip of his tongue. “Oh, Joseph,” I whispered. “Oh…”

ABOUT C.B. HALVERSON

As a child, Colleen Halverson used to play in the woods imagining worlds and telling stories to herself. Growing up on military bases, she found solace in her local library and later decided to make a living sharing the wonders of literature to poor, unsuspecting college freshmen. After backpacking through Ireland and singing in a traditional Irish music band, she earned a PhD in English with a specialization in Irish literature. When she’s not making up stories or teaching, she can be found hiking the rolling hills of the Driftless area of Wisconsin with her husband and two children. She also writes as C.B. Halverson.

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Release Blitz UNDER THE STARS by Tia Louise

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Under the Stars, the stunning conclusion of the thrilling, white-hot second-chance Bright Lights Duet from USA Today bestselling author Tia Louise is LIVE!

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Under the Stars
All around us was darkness and night…
I’m not a hero. I’m a survivor.
I had one way out, and I took it.
Now all I want is peace,
A place to pick up the pieces and start over.
But she wants justice.
Names on a list, faces in the crowd.
I vowed to help her, but it’s taking us back to the demons.
Until he appeared.
I thought he died in the fight.
I was wrong.
He’s here.
Stronger, more powerful… Sexier.
And dangerous.
The boy I loved is now the one man we have to fear most.
When he tried to save me, he had no power.
Now everything has changed, and he’ll never stop until I’m his.
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