Emphatic by Kaylee Ryan

Today Emphatic by Kaylee Ryan is released. If you like determined rock gods this one is for you!

Blurb
There comes a point in your life where you have to say enough is enough.

I wasted my college years on a guy who played with my head, played with my heart. I was blinded by the fairytale, the one that didn’t exist.

The day I gave up on the idea of happily ever after, my focus became me. Moving forward and establishing my career.

Until one day…

I didn’t expect him. My new boss, a six foot two, inked rock god. I believed I was working for the record label, I was wrong.

It’s impossible for me to keep my distance, believe me I’ve tried. He’s not who I expected him to be. He’s so much more he’s…Emphatic

Review

I’ve read quite a few Rock Star/Boyband type romances but I have to say I really loved this take on the genre! Logan and her bestfriend Stacy have just graduated and as a present their parents are jetting them off to Hawaii for a week! Things couldn’t be more perfect with each of them securing new jobs to start when they come back. The only dampener on the celebrations is Logan breaking up with her waste of space ex. Fed up of his playboy ways she breaks it off with him and promises to start enjoying her new single girl life, starting with their awesome stay in paradise.

Staying on a private island neither of them expected to have such a drop dead gorgeous neighbour, but one look at Michael leaves Logan breathless. After a week full of romance using her middle name as an alias, Logan is reluctant to leave but this was merely a holiday fling to start her new single life. Leaving Michael on the island and returning home, she’s excited to start her new job working as a PA for a rock band.

On the first day of her new job, her new boss is yet to arrive. Having met the rest of the band things started out great until her new boss arrived – her new boss being Michael, or rather Kacen as he too used his middle name. Now stuck working for her holiday lover she has no choice but to keep it professional for the sake of her job. But how long can they resist one another?

Absolutely loved this story! The chemistry between Logan and Kacen was brilliant and the other boys in the band were just as loveable as Kacen. Loved the plot and the drama, definitely would love to read more about these guys!

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About Kaylee Ryan

Kaylee  Ryan has had a passion for reading since she was a little girl. That passion  has slowly led to spinning romantic tales, and a one-click addiction. When she doesn’t have her nose stuck in her kindle or fingers glued to the keyboard, you  can find Kaylee hanging out with friends and family. She loves all genres of  music, and enjoys scrapbooking. She lives in Ohio with her husband (her real life happily ever after) and their rambunctious little boy.

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Slipperless (Book #5) by Sloan Storm

It’s with bittersweet feelings I’m announcing the release of the last book in the Slipperless serial by Sloan Storm! If you haven’t met Gabe & Fiona yet then what are you waiting for?!

Blurb
Left without a job, without family and without hope, I find myself near a complete breakdown.

My future at Hawkins Biotech now seems impossible, one spent with Gabe even more so. Yet because of my crushing debt, I’m left with little choice but a wary acceptance of his offer to return.

Not long after doing so, I discover that not only have things gotten worse with the Link Protocol, but Gabe had no intention of honoring the terms of our agreement. I should have known better.

Still, with so much at risk, I have no choice but to fight through all of it if I ever hope to have what I want out of life.

Through it all, I can’t help but wonder – will Gabe ever do the same for me?

This is the fifth, and final, book in a Billionaire Romance series presented in serial format. It is not a standalone. All individual entries are currently free with Kindle Unlimited.

 

Review

I can’t believe this serial has ended, I’m both so thrilled to know the ending to Gabe & Fiona’s story but at the same time so sad it’s all over! At the end of book 4 Fiona had reached rock bottom with the passing of her grandmother and Gabe terminating both her job and their relationship. Now seeing the error of his ways Gabe offers Fiona her job back. With no other option, she has to suck it up and accept the job but not before stating he is to never be alone with her again.

Gabe, being the man that he is, has no intention of ever following Fiona’s rules. Having spent time without her he’s now realised he can’t spend his future without her in it. Determined to win her back he starts his elaborate plan to make her his. However, along the way he must contend with not only her initial resentment towards him but also the challenges she must overcome at work. With the presentation looming, her co-workers challenging her daily and Gabe pursuing her with a single-minded determination will Fiona be able to handle the pressure?

But most importantly… Will Gabe be able to win her back?

Absolutely LOVED this book! Hell the whole damn serial! In this the fifth and final book we see a new side to Gabe. He’s still the hot alpha boss we’ve come to know and love but now set in his pursuit to claim Fiona we get to see his softer, more romantic side which is brilliant! And, after everything Fiona has been through, we finally get to see her face it all head on. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading Gabe and Fiona’s journey together – Gabe finding his romantic side and Fiona finally gaining confidence in herself. Seriously in love with this author, can NOT wait for whatever comes next!!

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My mouth watered as I looked at her. Something about her energy seemed electric and wild. Fiona’s eyes sparkled with defiance, and she glared in my direction. I stood from the chair and started to walk towards her.

“I swear to God, Gabe, if you touch me—I’ll scream.”

I licked my lips as I looked at her in silence.

I took another step towards her, close enough to get my first whiff of her perfume. While she stared at me with a look of uncertainty on her face, I relished the feeling of being close to her once again. My cock twitched as I watched her ample breasts heave. In between frenetic gulps of air, her chest moved up and down, tempting my hands to touch them.

“What are you doing, Gabe?” she whispered. “Don’t push me.”

I narrowed my gaze as I looked at her mouth. More than anything, I wanted to press my lips against hers. Fiona continued to fight through labored breath as I moved closer yet again. Her lips parted, and I was almost close enough to feel the heat as it escaped from the between them.

Just then, Fiona broke my gaze and her eyes darted towards the conference room door. Within a fraction of a second, she moved as if she were trying to escape, but as she did, I slammed my hand against the wall, palm flat, blocking her exit. She snapped her head in my direction, and I wasted no more time.

I crushed my mouth into hers, pinning her head against the wall. Right away, Fiona resisted me with everything she had. After a moment or two, she shook her head with a violent thrash, and broke her lips free of mine.

“Stop it, Gabe,” she warned. Lifting her hand, she wiped her mouth with the back of her palm.

I smiled as I looked into her eyes.

“I mean it,” she began. “I’m not kidding around. If you so much as touch me again, I’ll knee you right in the balls.”

But just as she finished speaking, I noticed the tiniest of twitches underneath Fiona’s eye. She didn’t believe her own bluff. I extended my other arm. Now with both palms flat against the wall, I engulfed her with my presence.

Without hesitation, I leaned my entire body into her, pinning her against the wall with my weight. My lips met hers and I drove my tongue inside her mouth. Predictably, Fiona resisted, squealing and moaning and otherwise protesting, until at last, I felt the rigidness fade from her body.

About Sloan Storm

Sloan Storm is a verbally difficult, yet physically generous, writer who pens imaginative yarns based on dominant men and the women who challenge them.

As such, power plays and passion are the heart of each and every story. The writer’s creative tendencies may drift as the mood strikes, but the essence of all tales told wind up back at the same place… the polarizing difference between the sexes.

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Reckless Surrender (Made For Love #2) by R.C. Martin

 Today marks the release of book 2 in the Made For Love series, Reckless Surrender, by R.C. Martin. Check it out!

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[Reckless Surrender is book two in the Made for Love series but can be read as a STAND ALONE novel. Written for audiences 18+ years of age.]

Three and a half years ago, Daphne walked into my shop, kicked open the door to my soul, invited herself inside, and got comfortable. By the time I realized she’d made herself at home, it was too late to kick her out. Now, I’m in love with her. But I’m not her boyfriend. She’s not my lover. We’re just friends…

Trevor’s it for me. I love him so much it drives me crazy. But we’re broken—two battered people whose souls have been ravaged by the world. We decided a long time ago that we wanted to love each other but not attempt to fix one another. Instead, we give each other as much as we can. I’m beginning to wonder if that’s ever going to be enough…

I don’t want to be her bandaid.

I don’t want to be his addiction.

But if we never cross that line, will I lose her?

If I don’t tell him what I want, will I lose myself?

Review

This book follows 4 integral characters; though it mainly focuses on Daphne and Trevor, Daph’s brother Roman and her bestfriend Logan also play a large part in the story. Daphne is from a strong Christian family but at 19 she makes one mistake that will define her for the rest of her life. Abandoned by her parents she lives with her brother Roman, and makes an unlikely friend in Logan. And even though that night broke her, if it hadn’t of happened she may never have met Logan…or Trevor.

Neither Daphne nor Trevor have wanted to ruin their friendship by taking it any further than what they have already, but they each fell in love with the other a long time ago. Fed up with the pair’s reluctance to admit their true feelings Roman and Logan take matters into their own hands. Together they must convince Daph and Trevor how great they could be, and they’ll do so by whatever means necessary…

When I first started this book I’ll admit I was a bit confused as some of the first chapters are from Logan and Roman’s POV, neither of whom are mentioned in the synopsis. But once their characters were explained and the story began to take hold, I actually really enjoyed the book. In fact I loved Logan and Roman; their antics to get Daph and Trevor together were brilliant! Thoroughly enjoyed this book –  a great mix of drama, comedy and emotional scenes. PLUS it’s super long so you will definitely get your money’s worth 1-clicking this one!

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I twist my bangs back away from my face and pin them in place before washing off today’s makeup. I feel completely plain without it, but it’s also refreshing to be rinsed clean and I know present company doesn’t mind. Speaking of which, I’m glad I get to keep him for the night. I love it when that happens. We don’t exactly make a habit of it, but I always sleep better cocooned in his arms. It makes me feel like I’m his. I guess in some ways I am, even though I’m not. I certainly don’t belong to anyone else. I can’t imagine ever being with anyone else—even if being with Trevor without actually being with Trevor one day breaks my heart.

I shake the thought away, aware that I’m starting to think too much. He’s here, now, and that’s what he can give me. Besides that, it’s more than anyone else gets. This is how it is between us. It works.
I stop just inside the doorway of my bedroom, caught off guard by what awaits. Or should I say, who? I have to stifle a small gasp at the sight of him—not because I’m startled by his change in appearance, but because he leaves me breathless. He’s so damn mesmerizing I can’t help but stare. Every. Time.
At this point, I think it’s safe to assume I’ll never get used to the masterpiece that he is, and that’s more than fine.
It’s quite apparent that he has endured the confines of his dress attire for as long as he can stand it. I can’t mourn the lost image of him all spruced up, not when I have the image of him all stripped down to admire. All he has on is a pair of gym shorts. He keeps a pair stowed away in my dresser for nights like these. He’s sitting at the window, which he has opened, with one leg straddling the bench and the other bent in front of him so that he might rest his beer atop his knee.
Trevor isn’t built like an athlete. He isn’t bulky with muscle. He isn’t lanky, like me, either. He’s made up of lean, toned lines that whisper of the physical power that makes him all man. But his inner strength? All the vulnerable and fragile pieces of him that make him so strong, the pieces of him that I love so much, that’s what catches my eye.
He wears his heart on his sleeve. Literally. The world might not know it, but I do. I know that every inch of ink that covers his beautiful skin tells his story. The tattoo on his left arm stretches from his wrist all the way up to his shoulder and spills over his heart. I can’t see it now, because of the way he’s sitting, but I know he’s got script tattooed down his left side across his ribs. Finally, his right arm is adorned in a half sleeve. I say finally not as a way to express finality, but simply the end of his list for now. It wouldn’t surprise me at all to learn that he’s dreaming of more.
“Daph! Your beer’s getting warm!” he yells, his gaze still directed out the window.
I grin, partly because I love how he knows I hate it when my beer gets even the slightest bit warm; partly because he hasn’t noticed me standing here staring at him. “I’m right here,” I say as I continue to make my way into the room. I speak softly, but I startle him just the same.
“Shit, Wings—” he mutters, spitting out his nickname for me as he jumps. He has to snatch up his beer as his leg shoots out in front of him. I laugh and grab my half empty bottle from off of the edge of the bookshelf where he’s lined up our reserve. “How long were you standing there?”
“Not long,” I lie. I sit opposite of him, bending my knees and propping my feet up.
“Sure,” he murmurs, shaking his head at me in disbelief. I smirk in response.
Now this is one of those moments where, if we were in a movie or a romance novel, he’d crawl across the bench and kiss me. But this isn’t a fairy tale and he won’t kiss me because I won’t let him. We can’t go there. What he and I share, it works because we don’t go there. As crazy as it might sound, our restraint excites me. Simply knowing that he feels it, too, makes this moment more intimate than not.
He brings his beer up to his lips and tilts his head back as he empties the remaining contents into his mouth. As he sucks out every last drop, he watches me watch him and I get lost in his oval eyes. His irises are in a glorious state of confusion, unsure of whether or not they are blue or green. His hair struggles with the same color dilemma, his dark blonde locks sometimes appearing light brown, depending on how the light hits them.
For just a second, I imagine running my fingers through his soft, loose, curls. Or, at least, I consider them curls; or they would be—big, beautiful, silky curls—if he grew his hair out longer. I know he won’t. He likes to keep his slightly shaggy, fuck-me-now mane just long enough to entice you to do just that. Except, we won’t be doing that, either.
His gaze is still locked with mine. He’s teasing me. I know it. He knows it—but this is our game. I can’t look away first. If I do, he’s won. So instead, I bring my beer to my lips, tilt my head back, and drink, all the while watching him watch me.
When we’re both finished, he stands and takes my empty bottle before leaning down to kiss my neck, just below my ear. “You win, Wings,” he murmurs. I grin, feeling victorious. “But you left the bottle opener in the kitchen. I’ll be right back.” He kisses me once more as a reward and then turns to leave.

 

About R.C. Martin

R.C. Martin finds it a bit awkward referring to herself in the third person, so she’s only going to do it for this one sentence. (We all know who’s writing this bio anyway!)

I’m a born and bred Coloradan. I will always claim that square state as my home! While I now reside in Virginia, the land of the Rocky Mountains is where I’ve left a piece of my heart and where my characters come to life. I’m a woman in love with love and filled to the brim with compassion for women like me, on a journey to find themselves in today’s society. I aspire to inspire my readers to do more than settle. I hope that my writing will remind everyone that she (or he!) is valuable and worthy of the best kind of love–the kind that is gentle, patient, faithful, passionate, all consuming, never ending, and leaves you breathless.

When I’m not writing I’m reading; when I’m not reading I’m writing…you know how it goes! I also enjoy cooking, baking, crocheting, and jigsaw puzzles. Basically, I’m an old soul with a young heart, nonchalantly waiting for my prince to come.

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Fervent by Gemma James

Book three in the Condemned Series, Fervent is a dark romance with scenes which some may find distressing. Not one for the faint hearted for sure!

Synopsis

I never imagined things could get worse, but they do. The men who took us show no mercy. They won’t stop until they’ve destroyed Rafe for something he has no memory of, and I’m their weapon of choice.

Tortured and defiled, they make me wish I was back in that cabin where death was favorable to drawing another breath, but our captors can’t break what’s already broken.

What scares me is the madness I see festering inside Rafe. I’ve taken his freedom, his career, his reputation, yet despite all I’ve done, he’s determined to fight for me, kill for me, give everything he is for me.

He’ll even die for me.

 

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FERVENT is a new adult dark romance with disturbing themes and explicit content, including sexual scenes and violence that may offend some. Intended for mature audiences. Part three of the CONDEMNED series. This is not a stand-alone read! Please begin with TORRENT and RAMPANT, otherwise, FERVENT might not make much sense.

 

 

Review

The Condemned series is quite a dark read which deals with difficult issues such as kidnap and rape, so if you’re looking for a light hearted romance this isn’t one for you. Rafe has lost his memory after he was shot and now with Alex has been taken from the island by people they’ve never met before. Both of them are suffering from the physical and mental abuse that they’ve been put from, and just when they thought they could start again, their lives are upheaved once again when they’re put in the boot of a car.

After the time she spent with her brother Alex is barely holding on, and with Rafe not remembering his past they’re struggling to keep it together. When they reach their destination and find out who has taken them, more shocks and betrayals are in store. Locked in a dark room together they must face their demons head on and try to stay alive.

This book is very much the dark read the previous two were, perhaps even more so. Both of the characters are so emotionally and physically damaged, you do find yourself thinking will they ever get their HEA. There are definitely a few scenes which some may find difficult to read, and its not a happy go lucky story that’s for sure. Having said that though I think Gemma James has handled each situation very well, and the way she’s written it is brilliant. I’m intrigued to find out what happens in the next book – will these two ever get a break!!

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Gemma James is the multi-genre author of several novels and novellas, from new adult suspense to dark erotic romance. She loves to explore the darker side of human nature in her fiction. She’s morbidly curious about anything dark and edgy, from deviant sex to serial killers. Readers have described her stories as being “not for the faint of heart.”

She lives in Oregon with her husband and their four children—three rambunctious UFC/wrestling-loving boys and one girl who steals everyone’s attention.

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Souls Unfractured by Tillie Cole – Cover!

Today Tillie is finally sharing the absolutely beautiful cover of the next book in the Hades Hangmen series – Souls Unfractured! I’m so excited for Flame and Maddie’s story coming some time soon!

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Unfortunately the blurb isn’t ready just yet but I think we all know that Flame’s story is going to be incredible. If the cover is anything to go by we are in for something truly special!

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Tillie Cole Author PicTillie Cole is a Northern girl through and through. She originates from a place called Teesside on that little but awesomely sunny (okay I exaggerate) Isle called Great Britain. She was brought up surrounded by her English rose mother — a farmer’s daughter, her crazy Scottish father, a sav-agely sarcastic sister and a multitude of rescue animals and horses.

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The Return by Jennifer L. Armentrout

 

The time has finally come!! Jennifer L. Armentrout’s THE RETURN is finally here! THE RETURN is a New Adult Paranormal Romance and is a part of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Titan Series. Seth is looking to be just as dangerously delicious as we all hoped!! I bloody love this series and can’t wait to get some more of Seth!

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The Return - CoverThe Fates are cackling their bony asses off…

It’s been a year since Seth made the deal with the gods that pledged his life to them. And so far, the jobs they’ve given him have been violent and bloody–which is kind of all right with him. But now Apollo has something else in mind for Seth. He’s got to play protector while keeping his hands and fingers off, and for someone who really has a problem with restraint, this new assignment might be the most challenging yet.

Josie has no idea what this crazy hot guy’s deal might be, but it’s a good bet that his arrival means the new life she started after leaving home is about to be thrown into an Olympian-sized blender turned up to puree. Either Josie is going insane or a nightmare straight out of ancient myth is gunning for her.

But it might be the unlikely attraction simmering between her and the golden-eyed, secret-keeping Seth that may prove to be the most dangerous thing of all.

Because history has once again been flipped to repeat.

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I was a half-blood, but I was also the Apollyon, a child of a pure and a half, a union that had been forbidden for thousands of years because an Apollyon was more powerful than any pure or half could ever hope to be.

And I always got to the traitors’ hideouts before they did, so the Sentinels were usually left with the cleanup, which I was sure absolutely thrilled them.

The first to enter was a female half-blood dressed just as I was. Her black hair was pulled back in a neat little knot at the top of her head. She was older, probably in her mid-thirties. It was pretty rare for a Sentinel to live that long. Her dark skin paled as she stopped just inside the entrance. She clenched titanium daggers in her hands like she expected something vicious to pop out from under the bloody mess.

The female Sentinel tipped her chin up, and the overhead light sliced across her broad cheekbones. She bore a jagged scar under her right eye, the skin lighter in tone. She saw me and froze.

My smile widened.

Behind her, another Sentinel rushed in, almost mowing her over. He saw me and whispered, “Seth.”

He’d said my name like I was the monster under his bed, and I sort of liked that. Then another Sentinel and another rolled in. The fifth took one look at my interior design work and keeled over. Slamming his hands on his knees, he hurled up his dinner.

Nice.

Our society existed completely unknown to the average mortal and had operated under what was known as the Breed Order for thousands of years. The Order had been dismantled, which meant halfs were no longer forced to choose between becoming Sentinels—hunting down violent creatures, protecting pures, enforcing laws, and otherwise usually dying pretty damn quickly on the job—or servants, which was a job that really wasn’t a job, but more like slavery. Since then, many pampered pures had signed on to be Sentinels, making up for the loss of the halfs who’d pretty much said “screw this shit, I’m out.”

This wasn’t necessarily a good thing.

For example, the dumbass puking all over my blood-covered floor was a pure. When he straightened, his face a greenish hue, he backed away, shaking his head. “I can’t,” he gasped out. “I can’t do this.”

Then he turned and hauled ass out the doors.
I sighed. This was why we couldn’t have nice things.

 About Jennifer L. Armentrout

Author Photo# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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