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April 22, 2015

***COVER REVEAL***With Visions of Red by Trisha Wolfe


TITLE: With Visions of Red (Broken Bonds, #1)
AUTHOR: Trisha Wolfe
RELEASE DATE: May 7, 2015
SYNOPSIS:
Told from multiple points of view, this is a mature dark romance intended for adult readers.


Criminal profiler Sadie Bonds knows blood. Her affair with the gruesome, dark world of killers began long before she started applying her analytical skills to investigate gory crime scenes. She gets inside the killers’ heads, breaks them down, relates to them on an arcane level. She prefers it this way—because it’s safer to ally herself with the villain than the victim. At least, that’s how she’s coped ever since she was abducted and tortured as a teen.
She will never be a victim again.
Now, she’s honed her skills in order to bring justice to these ritualistic offenders. Working alongside her colleagues, armed with sharp wit and a SIG, Sadie always catches her sadist. Until one ruthless serial killer gets inside Sadie’s head, turning the tables. He knows her secrets. Her obsessions. The darkest, most deviant part of her soul.
When she meets Colton Reed, dangerous stakes are raised as he threatens to unravel her control and reveal her darkest fantasies. The sexy-as-sin bondage rigger at an exclusive BDSM club pushes her boundaries, forcing her to acknowledge that side of herself she fears. Plunged into a realm of torture and suffering, pain and pleasure, Sadie balances on the razor-sharp edge of two intersecting worlds threatening to swallow her.
Passion and lust ignite. Dark and light battle. This explosive first installment of the Broken Bonds series sets the exhilarating pace for a cat and mouse game where no one knows who’s really pulling the strings.
ABOUT TRISHA WOLFE:
From an early age, Trisha Wolfe dreamed up fantasy worlds and characters and was accused of talking to herself. Today, she lives in South Carolina with her family and writes full time, using her fantasy worlds as an excuse to continue talking to herself.


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{BLOG TOUR & REVIEW} Without Me by Chelle Bliss

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THE LAST MEN OF INKED BOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE!
Author: Chelle Bliss  
Title: Without Me  
Series: Men of Inked #7
(Final book in the series)
Synopsis
I’d led a selfish existence.
I liked who I was. Hell, I loved myself. Women threw themselves at me and I took what they offered without remorse. I promised them nothing. I sank my teeth into life, holding on to the bitch like my very existence depended on it. Time passed. Women came and went. The second I let my guard down and released the hold I had on life… What was my award for such carelessness? A love so spectacular and heart wrenching that it threw me for a loop. When I was in too deep to escape, my greatest fears became reality. This is my story. My downfall. My salvation.
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My Review

I have been in deep with the Gallo’s since City burst onto the scene, and I have to say reading Without Me was bittersweet for me knowing that this was the last book in the Men of Inked Series.

Anthony Gallo has been an elusive creature, arrogant, self-centered, and a slight man whore, happy to hide in the background for the most part through the whole series until now, and in true Gallo form he did not disappoint!! The oldest of the group he is the rocker and tattoo artist that likes to portray himself as a loner until the night he finds something he wants and has to work his hot behind off to get it!!  Enter Maxine…. She is the perfect heroine!! I loved her take no BS attitude and the way she handles herself with the added issues she has to deal with. Anthony sees her one night at the bar and well his ingrained Gallo instincts kick in. Max gives it right back to Anthony as fast as he throws it at her and I found her attitude to be refreshing. I’m not going to give any details away so to find out exactly what happens please go exercise your one click fingers and grab a copy of this book!!


As always Chelle has written an amazing book that flows perfectly between all the characters, there was just enough tension and unexpected surprises paired along with scenes that had me cracking up. I can’t see what else Chelle has hiding up her sleeves but having been around since the Kayden days, I know that whatever it is will be amazing. 
I am giving Without Me 5 sparkling stars and like all the other books in the series will recommend them to anyone that will listen to me! 

About the Author
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USA Today bestselling author Chelle Bliss is an American author who writes stories about real-life scenarios with fantasy Alpha males. Her works include humor as well as steamy sex. Website | Facebook | Twitter

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{COVER RE-REVEAL}Healing Hearts Series by Renee Dyer



 WAKING UP
RENEE DYER
HEALING HEARTS BOOK 1
MARCH 23, 2014
 SYNOPSIS
For Adriana Monroe life couldn’t get any better.  She has great friends, her photography business is booming and she married Alex, her childhood best friend.  Life is perfect.  It’s a fairy tale really.
But one night changes everything for her.
Suddenly she’s alone.  She’s afraid to trust and afraid to love.  Most of all she’s afraid she’s broken beyond repair.  Nightmares torment and haunt her every time she closes her eyes.
Will she ever be the same?
For Tucker Stavros it looks to the outside world like things come easy for him.  He’s gorgeous, rich, famous, has a hot girlfriend.  Hell, he’s a movie star.  If women aren’t trying to get with him then men are wishing they are him.  What they don’t see is the broken child hiding behind the smiles he fakes for the cameras.  They don’t see the man who wakes up drenched in sweat from his nightmares from a past he can’t escape.
Betrayal sends him running.
A chance encounter throws Tucker and Adriana together.  They try to fight their attraction for each other.  They feel they’re too broken for the other.
Will they continue to suffer in the hell of dreamland separately or will they find that Waking Up to real life together can be so much sweeter?
 
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EYES WIDE OPEN
RENEE DYER
HEALING HEARST SERIES BOOK 2
AUGUST 11, 2014
 
SYNOPSIS
Adriana Monroe had her life planned out.  She was going to marry Alex, have a house full of kids, and spend as much time as possible with their friends.  But, life had other plans.  Life stole Alex from her and Adriana grieved his loss so badly, when she had the chance to love again with Tucker Stavros, she couldn’t do it.  She was broken and felt her love for Alex would break Tucker, too.  So, she walked away.
Now, her heart is shattered and she’s mourning the loss of both men.
Tucker Stavros has lived his life looking for love.  After losing his mom at a young age and being abandoned by his dad, the only love he’s known is from his Grams.  His relationships have been disasters.  He’s never felt that spark… until he met Adriana Monroe.  Everything changed for him the second he saw her smile.  He didn’t care that she was grieving.  He didn’t care that she was broken.  He saw himself in her lost eyes.  He would have done anything to make her his.  Just when he thought they were becoming something special, she walked out of his life, crushing his heart.
Now, he’s alone, afraid he’ll never find anyone that makes him feel the way he felt for her.
Tragedy strikes and Tucker and Adriana find themselves thrown together once more.  Will she continue to protect him by staying away, or will she find that her heart will take what it wants?  Will Tucker shy away from her, or will he run to her and show her why they belong together?  Will they hide from each other, or will they walk into the unknown with their Eyes Wide Open knowing that in order to heal, you have to first be broken?
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 BENEATH HIS DARKNESS
RENEE DYER
HEALING HEARTS SERIES BOOK 3
FEBRUARY 23, 2015
 
SYNOPSIS
If I could describe my world in a color, it would be black.
My heart is black. My mind is black. Everything is black.
I let darkness take over when I was sixteen. That’s when my world fell apart. That’s when I learned Tucker Stavros took my life away from me. I’ve spent years allowing the darkness to comfort me; letting it take my emotions and box them up. Why do I need emotions anyway? They only make me weak. I need to be strong for what needs to be done.
What needs to be done, you ask?
That’s simple. Destroy Tucker. Bring him to his knees. Show him how it feels to lose everything.
Well, that was the plan, until Cammie Richards walked into my life. Now there are gray areas — slight color bleeding through the black. What happens when she looks beneath my darkness and sees the monster lurking there? Will she run away or try to save me?
How do I tell her I can’t be saved?
 
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 AUTHOR INFO
From a young age Renee Dyer had a love of writing, starting with a doodle pad at age four that soon turned into journals and later computer documents.  Poetry became short stories and short stories became a novel.  Although she's surrounded by males all day having three sons, a husband and a hyperactive chocolate lab, she still finds time to be all woman when she escapes into the fantasy of reading and writing romance.  That is, until she needs male perspective and garners eye rolling from her husband.  She's a true New Englander.  You'll find her screaming profanity at her TV while the Pats play and cuddling under blankets during the cold seasons (which is most of them) reading a good book.  To her snow is not a reason to shut things down, only a reason to slow down and admire the beauty.  Ask her questions and she'll answer them.  She's an open book, pun fully intended.

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{*}BLOG TOUR & REVIEW{*} SAIL by M. MABIE



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Sail

Book Two in The Wake Series

by M. Mabie

Blog Tour 13th – 25th April
Synopsis
This isn’t just a two-year long one-night stand. It’s my life.
This is my life. Our life. It isn’t just some careless affair.
I’ve made the worst decisions a woman could, but I’ll earn my second chance.
She can try keeping all the guilt for herself, but I’m just as much to blame.
Loving Casey wasn’t my biggest mistake. Fighting it for so long was.
I’ll show her how fearless our love makes me. I’ll protect her torn heart.
He still has magic in his eyes. He’s the man who makes me happy.
Her voice still brings me to my knees. She says my name like it’s sacred.
I live for the day when I’m his. To take care of him. To love him the way he deserves.
I can’t wait to be all she needs. I can give her a happy life, security and so much love.
Sometimes two ships never meet in the night, but ours did.
Sometimes the water is rough. It beats you all to hell until you have no choice but get stronger.
Our love story reads more like a tragedy, but to me it’s clean and pure.
Let them point their fingers. Without a love like ours, they haven’t really lived. I pity them.
I’m a cheating wife and a villain. I am his honeybee.
I’m a snake in the grass and I sleep best when I’m lying next to his wife.
I want to be his everything.
I’m nothing without her anyway.
This isn’t even close to over.
It’ll never be over.
 
Sail is the second book in the continuing Wake Series. For more information on the first book in the series see the link for Bait below.





Excerpt
The room was dimly lit with the few lights we’d left on. It was late, and even though I was tired from travel and just life in general, I craved the feel of him.
Our suite was warm, void of chill or worry. In the bedroom, we didn’t bother with a light, knowing where everything was by memory.
He guided me to bed. He let my hair down and brushed it off my shoulders, and then he held me close and pressed his lips to mine. Casey laid us down so softly I barely knew we were moving until I felt the fluffy pillow under my head.
I deepened our kiss and moaned when his body pressed against mine.
“We’re not going to have sex tonight, Blake,” he said breathlessly around my lips. Why? I wanted him so badly. Just like that. Slow and easy.
I tried to evict thoughts of uncertainty from my mind, but they snuck in with his words. His behavior was contradictory. He’d shown me nothing but affection and care since we saw each other in the airport.
Why wouldn’t he make love to me?
Old demons felt the need to speak up.
What if he doesn’t want you after the chase? What if he only likes the thrill?
I felt my body begin to tense for the first time since we’d arrived. The hands that had been wandering across his back stilled. The leg I had started to wrap around his waist slowly began falling to the side.
“Hey, where are you going,” he said, as he kissed my neck and ran a hand through my hair to the nape of my neck.
“I don’t understand,” I contested. “I want you.” He shifted his weight and I felt how hard he was against my inner thigh. He was definitely turned on. So what was his deal? “Don’t you want me, too?”
“Mmmm,” he breathed near my ear. “God, I want you.” His big right hand hitched my leg back around his hip and he palmed my ass, bringing my dress up to my waist in the process and exposing my pale pink underwear. “I’ve wanted you day and night for so long now. I don’t know how to not want you.” He spoke between kisses and rubbed his nose along my clavicle. Then he bit me gently at the crook of my neck. “But there’ve been too many times I’ve let that need for you cloud my focus.”
“But I—”
“No, Blake. Not tonight. Tonight, I’m going to make you come and then I’m going to sleep next to you. I’m going to fall asleep with you in my arms. All those nights I missed out on holding you and feeling you next to me. I stole them from both of us being scared and stubborn.
I have to be better this time. I see all that you’re doing and I’m so damn proud of you, honeybee,” he said calmly. “But I want more than just physical things from you. It isn’t that I don’t want you. Fuck, do I want you. But I need all of you. Not just this.” He moved against my center and I knew I had to change his mind. After hearing those sweet
words, I had to have him and I wasn’t going to fight fair.
“Please, Casey. Fuck me.”
He growled and pressed his forehead to my chest. “You’re evil.” He laughed. I wished he sounded defeated, but mostly he sounded amused. “You’re not making it easy for me to be noble.”
“Don’t be noble then,” I said as I wound my arms around him and
pulled him closer to me.
“If you knew what I was thinking about doing to you, you’d know I wasn’t.” He rolled partially over toward the center of the bed and ran his hand under my dress and up to my breast.
“Then tell me,” I shamelessly suggested.
The tips of his fingers roamed down my stomach and my pulse sped up. His fingers slid under the sheer fabric of my underwear and my breaths came in spurts as I mentally begged him to keep going. I was so wound up.
“Don’t worry. I told you I’d take care of you.”

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Sail
M. Mabie
As soon as I finished Bait, I dove into Sail head first. I was still (and am still, truthfully) reeling from Bait. I know I said it in my Bait review BUT it definitely needs to be said again that M. Mabie knows her craft. She pulls no punches delivering all of the feels. Mo has made her way up my list for go to authors and I can’t wait to see what comes from her in the future!
I once again fell into Casey and Blake’s story, feeling every single emotion they both went through. There were times while I was reading Bait that I got so damn frustrated with both of them, wanting to yell to STOP. I was so glad to see growth between both Casey and Blake. Cheering for them to finally find the happiness they both deserved all the way from the beginning I was so, so happy when they were getting to achieve it.
This series is a top recommendation from me. If you have not read Bait, you should bump it up on your TBR, and then follow up with Sail. You won’t regret it.
5+++++ Stars!


Oh I love me some Casey!! I want to pet him and love him and stroke him. Wait. What? No not like that. Well...  Sorry... hazard of a smut reader.  What I even love more is the fact that the basic ingredient of an idea of this story makes my heart swoon HARD. I mean really the subject of wanting to be with someone so badly that all else be damned but is still scared to make the leap strikes a nerve so deeply in me that it makes my over romanticism go to def. con four. But enough about me let’s talk about M. Mabie and her amazing series to date.

Book two to the Wake series, Sail takes place back into the lives of Blake and Casey. Two people who met on the off chance and struggled to be together as their hearts want them to be, only to have life and relationship commitments blocking their path. Sail takes place after events that led to the explosion of truths that came to light in book one Bait, and Casey and Blake try to find their way to be a “real” couple. Even though this is what they wanted for a few years, Casey and Blake still find that their personal hang-ups can break them as well.

M. Mabie has written superbly a story; a series that starts off so dark and deep in Bait that while I was reading from the very first page she had my emotions all over the place. So filled with angst and longing, absolutely coveting one another Bait had me questioning why I continued to torture myself. I later found the answer to that question to be simply because Bait is a great story and needs to be read. When I jumped into Sail, I was scared that I would be on emotional overload. Thanks to all that is filled with chocolate and rainbows, Sail breathed fresh air and bright light into me. I really think M. Mabie took pity on her readers and felt that she needed to give us a break from being in the dark. Well played Mo, well done. HAHA 

While Sail still consumes you as Bait does, Sail is written as if the pressure has been lifted right off your chest and only now can you really appreciate the characters even with all their faults. Completely polar opposites of the sea current. In my opinion it takes a wonderfully well versed writer and storyteller to be able to write a series with the first two books to be completely different in vibe but uniquely the same in relation.

So really what all my mumbo jumbo means is that I would recommend to everyone that Sail needs to be read but only after Bait. Please, PLEASE HURRY so I’m not sitting alone jonesing for more words from whom sure will be your next go to author. 














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Bait

Book One in The Wake Series


Still on Sale for 99¢


Synopsis:


He was trouble from the start, but I couldn't resist.
She was the best kind of trouble. The kind that was so wrong, it felt right.
I’ve tried and failed to stay away from him.
I’ve done everything in my power to make her mine and keep her.
He’s almost impossible to say no to.
She never tells me yes.
We’re always fighting.
When we’re not fighting, we’re… well… making up.
He makes me laugh so hard.
I miss her laugh the most.
I'm a liar.
She knows the truth, but won’t admit it.
Sometimes, I wish I'd never met him.
I wish we could meet all over again. I'd do better.
His sweet girlfriend knows.
The guy she’s with is a fool.
I’ll never love anyone like I love him.
She doesn’t love me enough to choose us.
It was the wrong place.
It was the wrong time.
It should have been him.
It will always be her.

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Bio

M. Mabie lives in Illinois with her husband. She is the author of the steamy comedy Fade In. Her sophomore release, Bait, is the first book in the angst-filled erotic Wake Series. She writes unconventional love stories and tries to embody "real-life romance."
She cares about politics, but will not discuss them in public. She uses the same fork at every meal, watches Wayne's World while cleaning, and lets her dog sleep on her head. She has always been a writer. In fact, she was born with a pen in her hand, which almost never happens. Almost.
M. Mabie usually doesn't speak in third-person either. She promises.
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