Sunday, 24 June 2018

BLOG TOUR - REVIEW: TATTERED by DEVNEY PERRY

 

 

Tattered
Lark Cove #1
By Devney Perry
Releasing June 19th, 2018
Self-Published



Thea Landry has always known her place in modern-day society. It’s somewhere just above the trash can her mother dumped her in as a newborn but below the class where much comes easy. With her tattered shoes and bargain-bin clothes, her life has never been full of glamour. So when a rich and charismatic man takes interest, she doesn’t fool herself into thinking their encounter is anything more than a one-night stand. Months later, she’s kicking herself for not getting his phone number. Or his last name. She’s given up hope of seeing him ever again. Until one day, years later, Logan Kendrick waltzes into her life once more and turns everything she’s built upside down. This time around, she won’t make the same mistake. She’s going to fight to keep him in her life—not for herself. But for their daughter.          

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In Tattered (Lake Cove #1) by Devney Perry, Thea Landry spent an incredible night with Logan Kendrick, only to find out a while later she was pregnant. Now years later, she's surprised by Logan's re-appearance in her life and wants him to get to know their daughter. Unfortunately, they're complete opposites and it's hard for Thea to put her trust in just anyone. Will Logan be able to win Thea's heart and prove he'd do anything for her and their daughter or will both be unwilling to compromise in order to have the happy ever after they both deserve?

This is the second book I've read by Ms. Perry and what another fantastic and captivating story this brilliant author has delivered. Really, right from the beginning, I was hooked because Thea and Logan have such a strong connection in the prologue and it's just as strong when they come face-to-face again for the first time in years. However, it was from the moment of their reunion in the first chapter where things get interesting, as Thea's life is turned upside down. How is she going to be able to face Logan when she's hidden something so important from him?

As for the dialogue, it was intense due to the main characters back stories, especially that of the heroine because she hasn't had the easiest life, but she's managed to work hard to get to where she is in her life and I could understand why she was determined to make sure nothing drastic changed for her. Moreover, the heroine is strong, brave and I liked how determined she was to help Logan get to know his daughter, even though it wasn't easy for her to let someone in. I also liked that she wasn't afraid to speak her mind, especially if it came to anything concerning her daughter because Thea is very protective of her girl and won't let anyone hurt her. While the hero, he's confident, hard-working and I liked how determined he was to win the heroine over, even though he knows he has his work cut out for him. I also liked the growing relationship he and his daughter share. Will he end up disappointing his daughter? Will Logan be able to win his daughter over? Yet, what I liked most of all about the hero was the decisions he makes in order to have Thea and their daughter in his life. 

Overall, Ms. Perry has delivered a superb read in this book where emotions run high because Logan and Thea are total opposites and the heroine can't see herself ever fitting in with Logan's world; the chemistry between this couple was powerful and had me loving these two together; the sizzling romance brought plenty of heat to this story; and the ending had me worried for one of the main characters because of what's going on, but had me loving what the hero does to have Thea and his daughter in his life. No way could he let the heroine get away. However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up perfectly, as the hero and heroine have come so far in their relationship and have so much more to look forward to. I would recommend Tattered by Devney Perry, if you enjoy second chance romances, the opposites attract trope or books by authors Kelly Elliott, Melanie Harlow, Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward. 




     




    He stared at me for a long moment. “You’re sure she’s mine?”

“She’s yours.” 

“Then that’s good enough.” 

“I—really?” I blinked. He didn’t want to verify paternity? He just . . . trusted me? 

He nodded. “Really.” 

“I swear, I tried to find you, Logan. On my life, I swear it. But the hotel wouldn’t give me your name no matter how much I begged. And you paid cash for your drinks and never mentioned your last name. I tried, but I just . . . didn’t know where to start.” 

“It’s not your fault. I believe you.” The sincerity in his voice made my throat burn. Goddamn it. I was going to cry. I’d worked so hard not to cry today. I’d fought to keep my emotions in check and my head from spinning out of control. But this was going to make me break. I wanted so badly for Logan to believe that I hadn’t kept Charlie from him intentionally. The fact that a man like him would trust someone like me without proof meant more than he’d ever know.

“Thank you,” I choked out past the lump in my throat. “So, um, is Charlie inside with your husband? Or boyfriend?” 

The urge to cry disappeared and I barked out a laugh. “Smooth.” 

He chuckled. “It’s been a long day for me. Give me a break, will you? This morning I was in New York, then I came to Montana for a business meeting and discovered a daughter. I’m off my game.”   




 






 

Devney is the USA Today bestselling author of the Jamison Valley series. She lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories. Devney loves hearing from readers! Connect with her on social media. 














































Friday, 22 June 2018

BLOG TOUR - REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: IN MY SKIN by SHANNON MCKENNA


NYTimes and USA Today bestselling author Shannon McKenna releases the third, standalone installment of The Obsidian Files! IN MY SKIN, features Luke, a renegade supersoldier with blocked memories that only the fiery beauty Dani can help him restore. Fans of JUST ONE TOUCH by Maya Banks, JR Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood and Cynthia Eden’s Lazarus Rising Series will devour this thrilling tale of deadly danger and burning desire.


In My Skin
Obsidian Files #3
By Shannon McKenna
Releasing June 19th, 2018
Self-Published




Come back to me …


Luke remembers a few things. Just not his last name, or anyone he ever knew. He knows that he’s a supersoldier, genetically enhanced and loaded up with brain implants. He just escaped from a year-long hell of captivity, and to protect his family and friends from his tormentors, he blocked his memories. Now he needs those memories back, fast … or he and those he loves will die agonizing deaths.

Luke’s dangerous plan to reconnect with his past—and stay alive in the present—has drawn his enemies’ attention to the tough and sexy Dani LaSalle. He’s duty bound to protect the luscious beauty from the evil pursuing them, but he can’t control the scorching desire she awakens in him.

Dani’s strict routine has been trashed by Luke’s explosive arrival. This rock-hard slab of valiant, smoldering manhood appears out of nowhere, saves her life, spirits her away to his mountain lair and bewilders her with tales of sadistic researchers, enhanced assassins. Is this gorgeous, problematic sex god just plain crazy—or is she? But Luke can do things with his mind that are just as wild as what he can do with that body … and she can’t say no.

And there’s no time to wonder. As their passion burns hotter, Obsidian moves closer … and Luke and Dani must place their lives and their hearts on the line just to survive …


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In In My Skin (Obsidian Files #3) by Shannon McKenna, Luke is a super-soldier, but he doesn't know much else about his life beyond that. He doesn't know whether he has family or can't remember what his last name is, but if there's one thing he does know it's that he'll do anything to protect the innocent. So, when Dani LaSalle becomes a target of the people he's determined to take down and put a permanent end to, he decides to risk everything to keep her safe. Will Luke be able to protect Dani and put an end to the people he's after once and for all or will the pair lose their shot at happy ever after?

This is the first book I've read by Ms. McKenna, and although I wished I'd read the previous books of this series, this book can be read as a stand-alone. Really, and everything about this book -- the confident and protective super-soldier hero; the feisty and resilient heroine; the thrilling plot that entertained me with it's action-packed suspense; and the riveting dialogue -- made this story an absolute page turner that I found impossible to put down. 

With the dialogue, it was intense due to the main characters back stories, as both have been through tough times. Their childhoods weren't the easiest, but I liked how they've come out the tougher for everything they've been through. Moreover, the heroine is resilient, courageous, has serious trust issues and I could understand why she makes the decisions she does, even if they are reckless. Will she be able to put her trust in Luke? Will she help him with anything he asks of her, especially when she owes him so much? While the hero, he's confident and I liked how determined he was to protect the heroine, even though it seems he should give up on Dani since she doesn't trust him no matter how many times he proves she can trust him. I also liked how determined he was to get his memories back no matter the risk to him. Will he uncover the things he desperately wants to know?

Overall, Ms. McKenna has delivered an incredible read in this book where the chemistry between this couple was off-the-charts; the sizzling romance heated up the pages and showed how good these two are together; and the ending had me on the edge-of-my-seat with worry for the main characters, but had me liking that the heroine finally realized how much Luke meant to her. I would recommend In My Skin by Shannon McKenna, if you enjoy paranormal romance, romantic suspense or books by authors Lara Adrian, Cara Carnes, Cynthia Eden and Rebecca Zanetti.











Copyright © 2018 Shannon McKenna
The room had one queen-sized bed. If he was lying next to her on it, no way was she leaving that guy alone. Not even after violent trauma and the wound still throbbing painfully in her thigh. Crazy, but so what. She was alive and kicking and in one piece, thanks to him. 

She wanted to feel something good and true and excellent. Luke fit the bill.

Bye-bye, cartoon kittens. They could wait for a Netflix and popcorn and sex-with-socks-on night. She was going with the hot red stretch lace. Just as she was. Unretouched. 

And in the mood for some intense sexual healing. 

Dani wriggled into the outfit. Hoisted her boobs up for maximum lift. Hiked the panties up extra high. She pushed the door open, stepped out and struck a pose. 

For nothing. Luke was in a digital trance. One hand manipulated a tablet, the other was tapping madly over the laptop’s keyboard. He’d looped his devices into a chain and his brain was the connector. No attention to spare for sexy lingerie.

But she wasn’t giving up. By no means. “How’s it going?”

“So far so good,” he said. “I’ve pinpointed the location of the second shipment, and the combination for retrieving it. All the backup equipment needed to activate the slave soldier and make it function. Coordinates for the pickup of the wetware are included.”

She tugged at the lacy shoulder strap, adjusting it. Luke still hadn’t noticed what she was wearing. “What the hell is wetware?”

“It’s a Manticore term. It refers to the slave soldier. He could be dormant, possibly suspended in fluid. There’s a file on him. I89VY262. I haven’t gone through that one yet. C drive on the laptop, if you’re interested.”

“I am interested,” she said. “But later.”

“The equipment is in a self-storage unit at an E-Z-U-Store in Serrati Flats, California,” he said. “About a hundred and fifty miles north of here.”

“I suppose you want to get going right away?”

“No, we’ll wait.” 

She was startled. “Why? Aren’t we in a hurry?”

“You went through hell today. You need a decent night’s sleep. In a real bed.”

Well, bless his heart. How sweet. The bed part he’d gotten right.

She walked toward him slowly. Swaying her hips. Still nothing. He was locked and loaded in data processing mode. His eyes reflected squares of blue from the screen. A stream of files rolled constantly down it. Like she was peering directly into the data churn in his brain. 

He was about to get forcibly reminded that he was not a robot. 

She stepped between him and the desk and sat down on his lap.

Luke went rigid. “Holy fuck, Dani.”

She leaned in so her tits were right below the level of his nose. Nipples on red alert from being so close to him. She put her arms around his neck, running her fingers slowly through his hair. Inhaling his hot male scent. “I like the red outfit the best,” she said, her voice low and husky. “Do you?”






Shannon McKenna is the NYT bestselling author of seventeen action packed, turbocharged romantic thrillers, among which are the stories of the wildly popular McCloud series and the brand new romantic suspense series, The Obsidian Files. She loves tough and heroic alpha males, heroines with the brains and guts to match them, villains who challenge them to their utmost, adventure, scorching sensuality, and most of all, the redemptive power of true love. Since she was small she has loved abandoning herself to the magic of a good book, and her fond childhood fantasy was that writing would be just like that, but with the added benefit of being able to take credit for the story at the end. Alas, the alchemy of writing turned out to be messier than she'd ever dreamed. But what the hell, she loves it anyway, and hopes that readers enjoy the results of her alchemical experiments. She loves to hear from her readers.

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Wednesday, 20 June 2018

BLOG TOUR - REVIEW: DOWN DEEP by KIMBERLY KINCAID

   

Are you ready to go deep and feel the burn?

From USA Today bestselling author Kimberly Kincaid comes DOWN DEEP, the next standalone title in the Station Seventeen series, releasing June 18th! Grab you copy today!


     

Down Deep
Station Seventeen #4
By Kimberly Kincaid
Releasing June 18th, 2018
Self-Published




Ian Gamble has a past he’d rather forget—which is exactly what he’s doing at The Crooked Angel Bar and Grill when the place catches fire. Between his active duty in the Marines and his experience as a firefighter, his instincts get him and hot, headstrong bar manager, Kennedy Matthews, to safety. But those same instincts kick into high gear when the fire is ruled an arson, and he discovers Kennedy’s got secrets of her own.


The only thing that matters more to Kennedy than her bar is her brother. When she finds out he’s in over his head with a dangerous arsonist, she’ll do anything to keep him safe—even if it means teaming up with Gamble, who’s too sharp-eyed and hard-bodied for his own good. With every step, their attraction flares hotter and the risks grow more dangerous. Can Gamble and Kennedy face their fears—and their secrets—to catch a terrifying enemy? Or will they go down in flames?
   

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In Down Deep (Station Seventeen #4) by Kimberly Kincaid, Ian Gamble wishes he could forget his past. Too bad a night of drinking at the Crooked Angel Bar won't make that happen. However, it's just lucky that he's at the bar when a fire breaks out and he manages to get Kennedy Matthews, the bar's manager out without any problems. Yet, when the investigation is ruled arson, Ian pushes Kennedy to tell him what she's hiding, especially since he knows she's holding something back to do with the investigation. But when he learns the truth, Ian wonders whether he'll be able to protect Kennedy from what's to come because her brother is in way over his head or will they lose their shot at happy ever after because an arsonist will do anything to put a stop to the people trying to take him down?

What do readers get when Ms. Kincaid pens a story encompassing a strong hero tortured by his past and a resilient and feisty heroine determined to do everything she can to help her brother; highly entertaining dialogue that -- at times -- kept this reader on the edge-of-her-seat; and a fast-paced plot that drew this reader in from the very beginning and made it impossible to put this book down? Well, the answer is an utterly satisfying and mesmerizing read where this couple's chemistry is off-the-charts and their scorching romance does their chemistry justice.

As for the dialogue, it was intense due to the main characters back stories and everything they go through on their journey to happy ever after, as Ian has survivor's guilt due to his time as a marine while Kennedy feels she's let her brother down. Will the pair be able to help her brother? Will Kennedy be able to help Ian heal from his past? Moreover, I loved both the main characters. They were incredible and have such a great support team in the secondary characters who will do anything to take down someone determined to cause so much destruction.

With the heroine, she really impressed me with the way she stands up to Ian when he thinks he knows what's best for her. Certainly, her it's-my-way-or-I-go-it-alone attitude and her determination to help her brother makes things interesting and cause plenty of tension since Ian doesn't like how trusting Kennedy is of her brother. Yet, what I liked most of all about the heroine is the way she helps Ian to work through his past. Things happen for a reason and what happened wasn't his fault. While the hero, he's been through so much in his past and I couldn't help but sympathize with him, as his parents weren't the best of parents and it's understandable why he joined to the marines as a way to escape. However, everything that's happened in his past has made him the resilient and remarkable man he is. I also liked how determined he was to protect Kennedy, even though she's really good at protecting herself.

Overall, this story was a fantastic read, as too, are the other books of this series. As for the ending, it had me worried for the main characters and was a total shock because of what happens, but I loved how things worked out for Ian and Kennedy as they're so good together and for each other. Deep Down by Kimberly Kincaid will appeal to fans of authors Jennifer Bernard, Kate Meader, Shannon Stacey and Jennifer Blackwood, but in my opinion it's a must read just like the first three books of the series are.







Gamble dropped his gaze to his forearm, where Kennedy's fingers still pressed gently over his skin, and her eyes went round as she followed his downward stare.
Oh. I shouldn’t…I mean, I didn’t…ugh, sorry,” she breathed, shifting to pull her hand away. But instinct collided with the desire already pumping through his veins, and he covered her fingers with his free hand, not hard enough to keep her from moving if she wanted to, but with enough intention to let her know he didn’t mind her touch.
In fact, he wanted it. Badly.
“I don’t want you to be sorry,” Gamble said, his heart beating faster as—instead of pulling away—Kennedy leaned in even closer.
Her fingers tightened, her pupils darkening her stare. “Then what do you want?” she whispered.
“This.”
He erased the space between them in one swift movement. But she’d moved, too, pressing forward to meet him at the same time he’d leaned in to slant his mouth over hers. Her lips were soft, yet full of purpose, quickly parting to give him better access, and fuck yeah, he took it. Sliding his tongue along the seam of her lips, Gamble tasted her once, then twice, before deepening the kiss. Kennedy was far from a passive participant—and didn’t that just make his cock stand up and pay all sorts of attention—angling herself closer despite the constraints of the Nissan’s front seat. A low sound rose up from her throat as he swept his tongue further into her mouth to let it tangle with hers. Her moan prompted him to drop the hand that had been covering hers in favor of reaching out to cup the back of her neck, hauling her closer for another hot, deep taste.
Christ, she gave even better than she got, and before Gamble could process the movement, she’d curled her fingers around the front of his T-shirt to grip the cotton by his shoulders and hold his body in place against her chest. His heart slammed against his sternum, each beat sounding off in his ears and daring him to kiss her harder, touch more of her, to not stop until she begged him for unspeakable things with that sharp, sultry mouth. Kennedy edged her teeth over the sensitive skin on the inside of his bottom lip, applying just enough pressure to send a bolt of dark, dirty want all the way through him, and the last of his already shaky common sense snapped.
“Be careful,” Gamble ground out against her mouth, his cock throbbing behind the fly of his jeans. “I bite back.”


          

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Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance that splits the difference between sexy and sweet. When she’s not sitting cross-legged in an ancient desk chair known as “The Pleather Bomber”, she can be found practicing obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up anything from enchiladas to éclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. Kimberly is a USA Today best-selling author and a 2015 RWA RITA® finalist who lives (and writes!) by the mantra that food is love. Kimberly resides in Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.