Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Cover Reveal: Witches Be Burned (Magic & Mayhem #2) by Stacey Kennedy

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Witches Be Burned (Magic & Mayhem #2)

by Stacey Kennedy

  Expected Release Date: May 5, 2015 | Publisher: Loveswept by Random House

 

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Nexi Jones has lost her family, she’s been stripped of her guardian duties, and she’s still learning the ins and outs of white magic. At least she has Kyden, the smoldering hot elite guardian who’s been there for her every step of the way. But just as Nexi completes her training, tragedy strikes the Otherworld when a fellow guardian is murdered by a group of rogue vampires. Ready or not, she and Kyden trek into the Earthworld to hunt down a killer—and Nexi alone will be put to the ultimate test.

Although Kyden knows that Nexi must fight her own battles, his guardian instincts are raging as he struggles to keep her close. The ruthlessness of these vampires is like nothing he’s ever seen. And at their helm is the Black Witch Astoria, a demon with one burning desire: to shed Nexi’s blood in the name of vengeance. What troubles Kyden even more, though, is the warlock who covets Nexi’s heart. Let the devil do his worst . . . all Kyden can do is love and protect Nexi until his last breath.

 

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staceykennedySTACEY KENNEDY is the USA Today bestselling author of the CLUB SIN series. Growing up, Stacey’s mind wandered the path less traveled and that path most often led to love. She has always broken rules and she continues to feed off emotion – staying true to her heart. Those traits are now the bones of her stories. She lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, who puts any of the heroes in her books to shame, and their two young children. If she’s not on mom duty or plugging away at a new story, you’ll find Stacey camping in the summer, hibernating in the winter and obsessing over Penny Dreadful, Game of Thrones and Sons of Anarchy.

 

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Release Day: Hard to Come By (Hard Ink #3) by Laura Kaye + Excerpt and GIVEAWAY

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Hard to Come By (Hard Ink #3) by Laura Kaye

 

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Caught between desire and loyalty…

Derek DiMarzio would do anything for the members of his disgraced Special Forces team—sacrifice his body, help a former teammate with a covert operation to restore their honor, and even go behind enemy lines. He just never expected to want the beautiful woman he found there.

When a sexy stranger asks questions about her brother, Emilie Garza is torn between loyalty to the brother she once idolized and fear of the war-changed man he's become. Derek’s easy smile and quiet strength tempt Emilie to open up, igniting the desire between them and leading Derek to crave a woman he shouldn’t trust.

As the team’s investigation reveals how powerful their enemies are, Derek and Emilie must prove where their loyalties lie before hearts are broken and lives are lost. Because love is too hard to come by to let slip away…

 

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This is officially my favorite Hard Ink story to date! I love all the characters. They are well developed and detailed. I thought there was a great balance between the romance and mystery, love all the interactions with the special forces team and women. You can read my full 5 star review HERE.

 

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Excerpt intended for mature audiences, 18+.

Marz was playing with fire. He damn well knew he was. But that didn’t make him want to pull away.

He just wanted more of the heat.

Marz nuzzled the side of Emilie’s face with his nose, his lips. She turned her face toward him and offered her lips. He couldn’t refuse.

Capturing her mouth on a tortured groan, Marz poured every ounce of his longing and confusion and desire into the kiss. They grasped at each other and Emilie turned in his arms. He pinned her against the railing and planted his hands in her hair. She opened to him and accepted his tongue, sucking him in until Marz’s blood ran hot and his hard-on ached. He ground himself against her and devoured every little moan and whimper and gasp she spilled.

Trailing kisses from her mouth to her jaw to her ear, Marz dragged a hand down her body and grasped her breast in his palm. She cried out and her head dropped back, drawing his mouth to her neck, where he licked and sucked and nipped as he kneaded her soft flesh. “You are so damn sexy.”

Her hand flew to his hair and grasped the back of his head. “Touch me,” she said. “Don’t stop touching me.”

Marz pulled away long enough to do a three-sixty scan. The lighthouse cast a dark shadow over them, and the pier was otherwise empty. His heart raced and his pulse hammered. He dove back in, trailing kisses down her neck to her collarbone, which he traced with his tongue. Her nails scratched deliciously at his scalp and her grip urged him down.

Through the thin material of her blouse and bra, he mouthed and flicked at her nipple. He shifted the deep vee of the neckline to reveal a lacy royal blue bra. He tongued her through the lace until she was panting and moaning and writhing against the railing.

“Oh, my God,” she rasped as he shifted her shirt and moved to her other breast. This time, he tugged the lace down to bare the deep pink of her nipple. She tasted and smelled like something fruity and sweet, and it made Marz hunger for more. “Derek,” she gasped. “Yes, yes, yes.”

Her palm cupped and squeezed the bulge of his erection through his jeans. His hips jerked into the touch, craving more of her, all of her. He groaned and it seemed to egg her on, because she pressed and rubbed her hand against his trapped c*ck until he was panting and imagining taking her down to the ground.

“Jesus, Emilie, you’re driving me f*cking crazy,” he said as he worked kisses back up her body to her mouth.

“I know just what you mean,” she said. Her molten hot gaze met his. Eyes hooded, lips shiny and swollen, cheeks flushed, she was a freaking goddess standing under the moonlit sky. He felt the force of her beauty every bit as much in his chest as in his cock.

“You sure about that, babe?” he asked as he took her mouth in a deep, wet kiss. “Because my imagination has me stripping you of those f*ck-hot jeans.”

“Yeah?” She rubbed his c*ck in a long stroke with the heel of her hand. “Mine has us getting a room at the hotel back there. So I’m sure,” she said with a smile.

Marz’s heart hammered against his breastbone and his c*ck jerked, clearly liking her idea, too. Except, if he took her up on it, he was going to end up buried inside her for as long as she’d have him. And so long as this clusterf*ck of a situation defined their relationship, he couldn’t take things that far. Could he?

 

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Author PhotoLaura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

 

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Review: Hard to Come By (Hard Ink #3) by Laura Kaye

Hard To Come By

Hard to Come By (Hard Ink #3) by Laura Kaye

 

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Caught between desire and loyalty…

Derek DiMarzio would do anything for the members of his disgraced Special Forces team—sacrifice his body, help a former teammate with a covert operation to restore their honor, and even go behind enemy lines. He just never expected to want the beautiful woman he found there.

When a sexy stranger asks questions about her brother, Emilie Garza is torn between loyalty to the brother she once idolized and fear of the war-changed man he's become. Derek’s easy smile and quiet strength tempt Emilie to open up, igniting the desire between them and leading Derek to crave a woman he shouldn’t trust.

As the team’s investigation reveals how powerful their enemies are, Derek and Emilie must prove where their loyalties lie before hearts are broken and lives are lost. Because love is too hard to come by to let slip away…

 

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5 out of 5 stars

This is officially my favorite Hard Ink story to date! I don't even know were to begin, I loved it all. 

I love all the characters. They are well developed and detailed. All these people thrown together in this intense situation and still finding love and hope is fantastic. This book focus’s on Derek DiMarzio and Emilie Garza and I thought they had the best story. It’s told from both their POV’s so we get a really true understanding of who they are. Marz is just fantastic. I just want to hug him. Emilie too, so strong and trying to do the right thing. I've said it before, Laura Kaye writes the best female characters. The story of the two of them coming together was great. There was passion, intensity, humor, acceptance... it had it all. They provided a nice amount of heat too, excellent chemistry! 

About the overall story that has spanned the series: holy intense and awesome! These books seriously need to be made into movies. So much was learned, I was on the edge of my seat. It was really action packed!!!! I cannot believe some of the stuff that happened (and I mean that in a good way!), I got choked up so many times and held my breath. Some of it was devastating and heartbreaking. It was all just super intense and action packed. Loved the ending and the new revelation that was discovered, it made me so happy! For as intense as it was, there were some really emotional moments too. It had everything I could have asked for! Really fantastic, descriptive writing that pulls you in. 

I can't wait for the conclusion with Beckett’s story in Hard To Let Go. He and Katherine Rixy first meeting in this was the best thing ever. She's feisty and I like her. I can’t wait to see what happens with the two of them.

I honestly can't give this book enough praise. I thought there was a great balance between the romance and mystery, love all the interactions with the special forces team and women. The guys together just have this great dynamic and such distinct personalities. It's really wonderful. Fantastic build! Loved it all  - so detailed and well developed - and can't wait for the conclusion. 5 stars all the way!

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Hard As It Gets (#1) | Hard As You Can (#2) | Hard To Hold On To (#2.5)

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Hard As It Gets (#1) | Hard As You Can (#2) | Hard To Hold On To (#2.5)

 

 

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