Books, Photos & a little bit of everything else: Mar. 25

  • The Reality O by Candy Sloane: Blog Tour

  • Author Ruth Cardello’s Interview on Huffington Post




Fifteen Contestants, Twelve Episodes & One Very Big O
When my best friend Allie posted about my need for an inaugural O on a prominent dating website it was meant to be a joke.
A joke she was supposed to delete.
But her post started an internet and media frenzy and, when I was offered fifty thousand dollars to star in my own reality competition show, I had no choice but to say yes.
The Orgasm Virgin was supposed to help me meet a carnal companion who could finally bring me to climax.
Unfortunately, the one person I want to win the undying allegiance of my, well, you know, can’t be in the running at all.
Now in an L.A. mansion with fifteen very persuasive contestants vying for my attention and one undeniably sexy Production Assistant secretly getting it all the word ACTION has a whole new meaning…
Candy Sloane is an erotica author and the fictional creation of Lisa Burstein from the New Adult novel Sneaking Candy. The Orgasm Virgin is her debut novel.
Author’s Note: This book is about sex. There are men kissing women, women kissing women, and men kissing lady parts. It is not meant for readers under eighteen, or my mother.



In my room later, soaking in a much-needed silky vanilla bubble bath and relishing the one area besides the toilet that was camera and microphone free on this reality show, I lay back. The bubbles in the bath covering my ears, soft popping noises enveloped me as I closed my eyes and breathed out.
At least there was always a bath to escape to.
I exhaled again and sunk my head lower, so the water danced against my lips. The cordless phone hanging on the wall beside the bathtub rang.
You’ve got to be kidding me.
I ignored it, exhaling louder, trying to counteract its insistent bell.
It stopped and my body relaxed, just the sound of water tinkling all around me, but in seconds it started ringing again. I ducked my head all the way under, anything to shut it up. It was muffled by the bath, but I could still hear it.
I jumped out of the tub, attempting not to kill myself by slipping on the marble floor. I wrenched it from the wall.
“The question is who?”
“Hi, V,” he said.
“Hi,” I replied, dripping wet. I reached for a soft white towel and wrapped myself up.
“I know we have some unfinished business,” he said, “and since I can’t come over I thought I’d call.”
“Talking isn’t really what I had in mind,” I said, my voice going low and husky.
“I know, but you’d be amazed what the right words can do.”
Didn’t I know that.
“Aren’t the lines tapped?”
He laughed. “No, that would be illegal.”
At least I hadn’t signed away that small bit of privacy in my contract for the show.
“How’s your bath?” he asked.
“Excuse me?” My eyes darted everywhere, looking for cameras.
“I could tell from the motion detectors in your room that you were in the bath,” he said. “Camera, mic free, and naked, it was hard to resist giving you a call.”
Heat overwhelmed me, so severe it stopped my breath. If it were anyone else it would have been creepy, but Scott made it seem sweet and outrageously sexy. As a production assistant on the show there were probably millions of other things he needed to be doing, but he’d decided instead to check up on me. By calling, he’d chosen the only way he could really talk to me in this insane asylum of a reality show I’d checked myself into.
“It was pretty nice until I got interrupted,” I smiled.
“I guess I need to make that interruption worth your while. Is your bathroom door closed?”
“You mean you can’t tell?” I asked, gently gliding my fingers along my collarbone.
“Smart-ass,” he replied. “Get back in the bath.”
“With the phone?”
“Live a little,” he chuckled. “Slide your sexy body back into that bathtub.”
I did as he said. His voice was suddenly hotter than any touch.
“Cradle the phone on your shoulder. I want to have you able to use both your hands.”
I obeyed.
“Caress yourself slowly, starting at your tits, playing with your nipples and tracing down.”
“You’re not wasting any time,” I said, my hands becoming his. The heat of the water was nothing compared to the lava running through my bloodstream as I teased my breasts. “Can I go lower?” I managed to whisper.
“One direction at a time,” he said. “I want those nipples so hard they are shrieking.”
“Okay,” I swirled my middle finger in blindingly burning circles around each nipple until they were throbbing.
“Slip your hands down to your stomach,” he said, “and don’t you dare go any lower. I’ll know from your breathing.”
“I’m there,” I said, pressing my fingers into my pubic bone like I was slamming the brakes on a car.
“How badly do you want to touch yourself?”
My fingers quivered. “So, so badly.”
“You need to wait.”
“I can’t,” I begged, “I can’t wait anymore.” Those were the words I had been keeping inside, and I was sharing them with Scott. Telling him I needed it, wanted it. Was going to do whatever I had to do to get it.
He smacked his lips together in satisfaction. “Just another second—get drunk on that anticipation, V.”
I dug my fingernails into my skin so hard I could feel welts starting to form.
“Please, Scott,” I said.
“Those are the magic words,” he sighed. “Now you can play with yourself.”
I eased my fingers down. I was sopping wet even in the water.
“Take one hand and spread until you can get right at your clit.”
I moaned.
“Slick your pointer finger against it, slowly, very slowly,” he instructed.
I moaned again.
“Slowly, I said.”
I managed to measure my movements, but I couldn’t keep myself from whimpering in delight again.
“Slower, V, this is my movie. Your pleasure escalates at my pace. I control when you come.”
“Okay,” I breathed, slowing slightly.
“Stick one of your fingers inside, but keep rubbing yourself.”
“Only one?”
“Make it two,” he bargained, “I want you to fuck yourself good and hard.”
I arched my back involuntarily, pressing against my hand as I slid two fingers in.
“Now a little faster. You’re going to come like my mouth is on you.”
I could feel the pressure building, the tightness inside me about to go. I’d masturbated before, but never like this. Never with a man’s voice guiding me—Scott’s voice guiding me. Scott’s words making me frantic to fuck myself good and hard.
“Thrust those fingers in deeper and keep rubbing that clit.”
My body was on fire. My breathing so erratic I felt faint. Pleasure slipped up from my toes to the tips of my hair, again and again. It almost felt like being electrocuted, my body trembling involuntarily with each shock. I wailed and collapsed against the back of the tub, every part of me tingling as I came.
“Sounds like I did my job.”
“Oh yeah,” I replied, barely able to breathe. “You deserve a raise.”
“Does that make up for the other night?”
“For now,” I said, forcing my hand against my pubic bone until it ached.
“Okay,” he said. “Even though my cock is throbbing, I didn’t touch myself at all. I only focused on you. Now we’re even.”
“Let me help you take care of that, then we’ll really be even,” I said, noticing that the bath water had grown cold.
“I want to hold off until it’s your hands on me, my hands on you, my cock tearing you in two.”
“Come over,” I said.
“Soon,” he replied. “And V, if you liked that—just wait.”
Even though it was only eight more days, eight more episodes we had to film before he and I could really be together, I didn’t think I could.


Bio: Naughty Author of Naughty Books. My debut novel The Reality O is out NOW & it’s NAUGHTY. I heart hot guys and making my readers blush!
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Books, Photos & a little bit of everything else: Mar. 24

  • Manwhore by Katy Evans: Release Day & Review

  • Undeniable Attraction by JB Heller: Re-Release & Giveaway

  • The Vigilante’s Lover by Annie Winters & Tony West: Release Day & Review

Manwhore (Manwhore, #1)

Book: Manwhore

Series: Manwhore #1

Author: Katy Evans

Publication Date: March 24, 2015


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Is it possible to expose Chicago’s hottest player—without getting played?

This is the story I’ve been waiting for all my life, and its name is Malcolm Kyle Preston Logan Saint. Don’t be fooled by that last name though. There’s nothing holy about the man except the hell his parties raise. The hottest entrepreneur Chicago has ever known, he’s a man’s man with too much money to spend and too many women vying for his attention.

Mysterious. Privileged. Legendary. His entire life he’s been surrounded by the press as they dig for tidbits to see if his fairytale life is for real or all mirrors and social media lies. Since he hit the scene, his secrets have been his and his alone to keep. And that’s where I come in.

Assigned to investigate Saint and reveal his elusive personality, I’m determined to make him the story that will change my career.

But I never imagined he would change my life. Bit by bit, I start to wonder if I’m the one discovering him…or if he’s uncovering me.

What happens when the man they call Saint, makes you want to sin?

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Thanks to the author I was allowed to read an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was excited because I loved Katy Evans’ REAL series. This book did not disappoint. It was awesome. It was sizzling hot! I enjoyed the relationship between Malcolm and Rachel. Their chemistry was amazing but the fact that they could open up to each other was more than the heat to me. I also enjoyed the friendship between Rachel, Gina and Wynn even though there were moments I wanted to smack Gina. This is a great read and I can’t wait for Manwhore +1. This one left us hanging. I need the next one soon!!! Great job Katy Evans on this book.

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Book: Undeniable Attraction
Author: J B Heller
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Ivy is straight-laced, orderly and responsible. She’s also in love with her boss, Gabe. When Ivy started working for him at his private investigation firm three years ago she was instantly drawn to him. He’s everything she’s not and everything she wants— rough, gritty, sexy and impulsive.
When Ivy accidentally draws the eye of an unwanted admirer, Gabe is forced to take her and her rambunctious cousin Tessa into his home for their protection. But with Ivy in such close quarters Gabe’s resolve to stay away from the once shy beauty begins to dissolve at a rapid pace.
Things aren’t all sunshine and lolly pops for Ivy though, her stalker will not easily be deterred. His military background only makes him more determined and dangerous, the only thing that can save Ivy now… is Gabe.

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J B Heller is an average Aussie housewife with a wicked sexy imagination. She and her super sexy husband are the parents of three little minions.
She spends her days running around after her raucous children and jotting down stories in her flower embossed leather notebook (She is very particular about her stationary.). But the kids often run off with said stationary so she is forced to use her iPhone, iPad or whatever she can get her hands on (Darn kids!).
When the kids are taking their nap, nine times out of ten, J B can be found sitting at her computer typing as fast as she can, while she can, usually with her phone wedged between her shoulder and ear bouncing ideas off her sister.
Want to know more about J B? Check her out, you’ll be guaranteed a good laugh if nothing else.
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 The Vigilante's Lover IV (The Vigilantes, #4)
Book: The Vigilante’s Lover
Series: The Vigilante’s Lover #4
Authors: Annie Winters & Tony West
Publication Date: March 24, 2015
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If it’s time to die, Mia and Jax want to make their final days count.

The fourth and final volume of the addictive romantic suspense series from the desk of USA Today bestselling author Deanna Roy / JJ Knight

Separated. Unsure if the other one is alive. Desperate.

Jax’s ex-lover has captured Mia, and Jovana isn’t playing by anyone’s rules but her own.

Jax is in the hands of the Vigilantes, where in-fighting, suspicion and lies are destroying the order of the world’s most powerful organization of mercenaries and spies.

In this final installment of The Vigilante’s Lover, Jax must find his way to Mia before time runs out on them both.

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Thanks to author, I was allowed to read an ARC of this book. This is the final installment in the series and it was quite an ending! This entire series will keep you on your toes wondering what could possibly happen next. I enjoyed seeing the changes in Jax as he realized just how much he loved Mia. Mia showed just how strong she was in this book. She came through when she needed to and definitely got the feel of being a Vigilante.

This was a great book and a great series. The ending leaves it open to having a possible follow-up story at some point. I certainly hope the authors decide to write more of Jax & Mia. A must read series.

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Books, Photos & a little bit of everything else: Mar. 23

  • Distance and Time by Mel Henry: Blog Tour & Giveaway

  • The CEO by Niquel: Release Day Blitz & Giveaway

  • Pax #5 by Selena Laurence: Release Day Blitz

Book: Distance and Time
Author: Mel Henry
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Carlene Cooper was your average teenager. Average, that is, except for her relationship with Josh McCarthy, member of teen mega-group, South Station Boyz. Young love blossomed at a chance meeting when Carly was a senior in high school and Josh was just discovering what stardom really meant. Despite their chemistry, it was no surprise to anyone when their very different lives took very different paths a few months down the road.
Years later, their paths cross again, and they must decide if the spark they felt back then is strong enough to rekindle. Josh has built a name for himself in show business, but Carly, too, has planted roots as a journalist in New York City. Will they be able to successfully merge their lives and overcome the obstacles that drove them apart a decade earlier?
Just as she comes to the decision that will change their lives one way or the other, tragedy strikes and Detective Trey Foster enters her life unexpectedly. Now, Carly is faced with another choice. Will she choose the man she’s spent her whole life loving, or will she push it aside for a chance at happiness out of the spotlight?
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Mel Henry has been an avid reader since stealing her first Harlequin from her mom’s nightstand in second grade. Because some words were too big for her seven-year-old vocabulary, she took to writing her own stories (much to the relief of her teacher) and has been doing so ever since.
After having held various jobs in her life that brought her no satisfaction and only a piddly income, she decided to publish her first book. She figured being a starving artist instead of just starving sounded much more interesting. Being able to do it in her pajamas and no make-up are just perks to the job.
Living in Iowa with her husband and a couple of teenaged kids, Mel’s an avid cook (sometimes by choice), traveler (always by choice), and a hardcore warrior against chronic Lyme disease (definitely not by choice). She loves concerts, thunderstorms, and good coffee. She loathes conspiracy theories, egotistical people, and sushi.
She is currently collaborating with three other authors on a project, and has the foundation in place for her next series. In the meantime, you can find her current works on Amazon and other online booksellers.

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Still reeling from a break-up with his first love, Carly, Josh McCarthy is replanting his roots in Los Angeles in an attempt to start over. Once part of South Station Boyz (a teen super-group in the ‘90s), and a lengthy stint with a Broadway theater company, success is something that has always come easily to Josh—at least where his career is concerned. Love, on the other hand, has been a struggle.
With a new role on a hit TV show and a change of scenery, Josh is hoping to get  back on track in every aspect of his life, with or without Carly. Meeting model-turned-agent, Abby Levy, should be the answer to his “without Carly” equation. So why do his thoughts keep driving back to her? Every day, to his own detriment, he finds new ways to compare his new love to his old one. He just wants to move on and not feel her absence anymore.
Now faced with another major life decision, Josh decides to take a trip back to the Big Apple—back to Carly—to either reclaim his lost love or to finally gain the closure he needs to move on. What will he decide, and can everything really get Better in Time?

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Title: The CEO
Author: Niquel
 Release Date: March 23, 2015



I will RIP your heart out…

Don’t let the dress fool you. I am the CEO of a billion dollar corporation named Quinn National. I set my own rules and do what I want, WHEN I want. I’ve devoured any male or female that has crossed my path and I refuse to FAIL.

I wasn’t always this hard, so shut off from the world. I actually loved a man once, but I quickly realized that love makes you weak and I don’t DO weak—anymore. I’ve learned three cardinal rules to be successful in life.

Number one: Do NOT get attached to ANYONE.

Number two: Lock up my heart and throw away the key.

And number three: SEX is power. To keep the power, you do things you’re not always proud of.

I’m Sheila Quinn and I’ll show you what it takes to be the BOSS.

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Niquel is the author of The Forbidden Series, The Teacher’s Pet Series, and her newest project, The CEO will be out this spring. Boston born and raised, she’s attended two colleges for 3D Animation and Graphic Design. She’s been independently published for over a year now and has no intention on slowing down anytime soon. When she’s not busy entertaining her two daughters and supportive significant other, you can find her sipping
her double cup of coffee, writing, or chatting with friends online.
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The Bittersweet Chronicles:  

Pax Volume 5

by Selena Laurence

Genre:  New Adult, Romantic Suspense


The Bittersweet Chronicles:  Pax is a six installment series.

Pax Clark is rock and roll royalty. The son of one of rock’s most famous drummers, he wants nothing more than a career in music. But sometimes family can be a burden, and Pax is committed making it on his own. After legally changing his name, and taking off for a new town, he sets out to prove that he can be his own man.

Carly Nelson is eighteen and in trouble. Her father died leaving her a hundred thousand dollars in debt to a loan shark, and she’s the collateral. When she meets her cousin’s good friend Pax, the attraction is undeniable, but can he save her without risking everything?

The Bittersweet Chronicles 
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Pax 3
Pax 4
About Selena Laurence

Selena Laurence is the Barnes and Noble Bestselling author of what she likes to call Edgy Contemporary Romance. Her books have been Amazon Top 10 bestsellers in multiple categories including Multicultural Romance, Hispanic Fiction, Urban Fiction, Military Romance, and Romantic Suspense. Her New Adult romance, Hidden, won the 2014 Reader’s Crown Award for Contemporary Romance of the year.Selena lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and spends a hell of a lot of time at soccer games, on her laptop, and reading. She requires a Mocha Latte every day to function, keeps a goldendoodle at her feet most of the time, and has more kids than she or Mr. Laurence know what to do with.


Books, Photos & a little bit of everything else: Mar. 21

  • Finding Sadie Box Set by Brandace Morrow: Book Blitz & Giveaway

  • Killshot by Aria Michaels: Spotlight Tour

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Book Title: Finding Sadie Box Set
Author: Brandace Morrow
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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At fifteen, I took on the role of Popper out of necessity, forgetting the person I was. That’s when I became the lead singer of a grunge metal band.

Now at twenty-two I’m cocky, a pessimist, and violent. My shrink is even fed up with me, suggesting I try something radical to appreciate the value of life.

She gives me a card that leads me to him, and ultimately I find . . . me.





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Brandace Morrow is a full time mom of four, and currently stationed overseas with her sexy soldier. Her recent obsessions are Maroon 5, rum and coke, and reading in no particular order. Despite being terribly awkward with social media, she’s everywhere. Frequently subjecting the public to pictures of her minion’s messes, and everything that is Momdom in the Morrow house.

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(Icarus Series)
by Aria Michaels


When seventeen year old Liv Larson and her brother are sent to separate foster homes, she gives up on her old life, her old friends, and her faith in God. The only bright spot in Liv’s new life is her energetic and obnoxious foster-sister, Riley. When Riley convinces her to come to the rooftop party to view Icarus, the up-coming solar flare, Liv meets Zander. For the first time in months her troubles take a back seat…that is until what should have been a small flare, erupts into a full blown solar storm.

Now, Liv and her rag-tag group of not-quite friends must find a way to survive the sweltering heat, lingering radiation, and the mysterious virus that appears to have found an ideal host among their ranks. Alliances will be formed, and battle lines will be drawn as Liv and her new friends set out on a perilous journey to save their loved ones, find answers, and reach salvation.

But, something sinister awaits them in the dark—and it’s undeniably connected to Liv.

Will Liv be able to keep her promise and reunite with her brother? Will her brave determination be enough to save them all from a rogue government, a terrifying virus, and the things that go bump in the night?

…Or was Icarus, indeed, the KILLSHOT.







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Aria Michaels lives in a small town in Illinois with her loving, patient, husband and her six (yes, SIX) energetic boys. Always the creative type, Aria fed off the encouragement of her mother, and started writing and illustrating her own stories at a very young age. Aria’s passion for creation and love of the human spirit followed her to the university level where she graduated with an Associates Degree in Fine Arts, and a Bachelors Degree in Communications, with a minor in psychology.

After years of juggling parenthood with her a career in higher education, the universe finally called Aria back to her original passion…writing. When she isn’t glued to her computer, or painting her next masterpiece, Aria can be found playing in the dirt with her kids, snuggling up to a good zombie flick with her husband, or sipping a glass of wine by the fire with friends.


Books, Photos & a little bit of everything else: Mar. 20

  • The Sextape by Peprah Boasiako: Blog Tour & Giveaway

  • The Trouble With Eden by Leslie Pike: Release Blitz & Giveaway

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The Sextape is a collection of very detailed and highly explicit erotic short stories. The seven independent stories that make up The Sextape are written from both male and female points of view, bringing variety to adult readers. Each scene is set in a different environment, with different characters and scenarios.

With scenes featuring two strangers on vacation, to your everyday lovers, to a fancy cougar/cub fling, to an unexpected ex-lovers’ meet-up, to a night-to-remember threesome, The Sextape is filled with enough detail to easily stimulate your senses. Take a ride on the wild side, an unforgettable ride you will not regret.



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BLISS NOVAK has a great life. She’s happy, beautiful and financially secure. What more could she want?


Fortune has smiled on STEVEN FRENCH too. Handsome, talented and sexy, the stuntman has it all. At least that’s what he
believes until he meets Bliss.


When a movie production comes to Pacific Grove, these two are drawn together in a passionate romance. Their love creates their
personal Garden of Eden.


But there’s only one thing wrong with the Garden of Eden….there’s always a snake.





I feel like I’m on a magical mystery tour of sexual desire.  Every land I visit is my new favorite.  His cock was made for my
mouth, a perfectly designed coupling.
I take him all the way, and that’s saying a lot.  I didn’t realize I had such a big mouth.  Licking, sucking, running my tongue about the top, savoring the journey.  It’s pleasure for us both.
It’s in no way a job.
But I want to feel him inside of me, in whatever way he chooses.  I look up at his face, and he somehow understands.
He sits up, flips me over and kneels behind me.  I support myself on my forearms.  He puts his hand on my ass, grabs his cock
and guides it like a divining rod, until he finds the sweet spot.  He rubs the tip against my lips, and gently works to part them.  My wetness invites him in He enters me from behind,
I am aware of nothing else.  Nothing but this sensation, and the mastery of his rhythm.
For the next two hours we quench every thirst.  He is… Once again I find it hard to describe because what he is, is so unique.  He’s untamed in his lovemaking and at the same time controlled.
He is mindful of my needs, and yet a glutton for his own pleasure.
He doesn’t slight either of us.
And there’s a smell that rises and settles on the sheets.  Our sweat, my perfume and the sweet unmistakable scent that comes when pussy meets cock.  There’s nothing like it.  Nothing.
Sounds, smells, sights, raw and uncontrived.  All music for lovemaking our bodies have scored.
I come multiple times, and more miraculously so does he.  Few men have this ability.  We’ve turned on this sexual spigot, and we’re drenched.  It feels like rain from heaven.  We fall asleep, completely spend of energy and reserve.  And sore, we’re both
actually sore.
Morning comes too soon.  I’m entangled in his arms and legs.  His right arm wraps around my waist, and holds me close.  I can see the beauty of his Phoenix Rising tattoo.  It starts on his back, wings spread, and ascends over his shoulder.  The long feathered tail curves around to this right side.  I study the detail.


Leslie Pike lives in Laguna Niguel, California, with her husband Don, and Pom-Poo Mr. Big. Before writing her novel, Leslie worked as a screenwriter on episodic television. She has traveled the world with her Stuntman/Stunt Coordinator/Director husband, on movie sets from Africa to Israel, from New York to Los Angeles. Some of her favorite things include calligraphy, long walks with her friends, and enjoying delicious food that other people have cooked!

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Books, Photos & a little bit of everything else: Mar. 19

  • Sinful Rewards by Cynthia Sax: Blog tour & Giveaway

  • An Ordinary Me by Brooklyn Taylor: Release Day Blitz

Sinful Rewards 9 by Cynthia Sax
Avon Impulse / ISBN: 9780062354266
On Sale March 17th, 2015

No longer torn between the billionaire and the biker, Bee has claimed her man, branding his skin with her scent, his soul with her care. He’s her ideal choice, building passion within her she didn’t know existed, supporting her dreams, and willing to do anything for her.But is she the ideal choice for him?An early-morning surprise attack and the arrival of a beautiful, witty, and regrettably nice rival make Bee question her decision. Does she step aside, forgoing her forever to ensure her man’s survival, or does she risk his life and her heart on love?

Releases: March 17th

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I limp toward Dawg. “Here.” I hand him the phone. “Next time you tattle on me, I’d appreciate it if you didn’t share every little detail.”
“He asked, miss.” Dawg doesn’t appear at all contrite.
“A distracted marine is a dead marine.” I quote Mack, one of Hawke’s men. “Whether Hawke asks or not, you’re not to call him with trivial concerns while he’s on an assignment. Got it?”
The older man maintains my gaze. “Got it.” He doesn’t look away, his lips silently moving as though he’s debating with himself.
I raise an eyebrow.
“He wants you to talk to Hawke, to tell him I’m ready to lead the high-profile assignments.” Ellen’s eyes glitter with excitement.
“That is Organization business,” Dawg barks. “He wouldn’t appreciate us discussing it.”
She shrugs.
Hawke knows she can lead the high-profile assignments, but I don’t relay this because Dawg’s right. My military man won’t appreciate them discussing Organization business, not with me, an outsider.
Plus I’m not certain he will ever delegate this responsibility. I won’t raise my new friend’s hopes.
“Do you really want to lead those assignments?” I gaze at her. How crazy is she? “They’re extremely dangerous.”
“They’re challenging, not extremely dangerous.” Ellen rolls her eyes. “The team is thorough. We reduce the risk of assignments to almost nothing.”
They reduce the risk of assignments to almost nothing. My lips flatten. There’s still a chance that Hawke could die, could leave me forever.
If Ellen was his girl, our relationship would end, but he might live.
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CYNTHIA SAX lives in a world filled with magic and romance. Although her heroes may not always say “I love you,” they will do anything for the women they adore. They live passionately. They play hard. They love the same women forever.


Cynthia has loved the same wonderful man forever. Her supportive hubby offers himself up to the joys and pains of research, while they travel the world together, meeting fascinating people and finding inspiration in exotic places such as Istanbul, Bali, and Chicago.


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From the outside looking in Garrison Davis seems like every other senior in high school. On the inside though, he’s an emotional wreck promising to not love anyone. He chooses to protect himself by vowing solitude. His dad is in prison for dealing drugs; his mother is a recovering addict and an emotional mess. The only thing that brings him joy is playing the drums and that feeling of being needed by his band. It is his escape, his passion. No one gets hurt or disappointed.  That is until he lays his eyes on Reese at school. She is the exact example of what he cannot let himself get involved in. He would do nothing but drag her down with him.
“I want to tell her and show her how much I love her. I had loved her from the first time I spotted her in that courtyard smiling but I can’t, I won’t. She deserves so much more than I can offer. I’m the spawn of a drug dealer and an addict. I have never let myself love another person and now…  I love her so much it hurts.”
Reese Owens is the exact opposite of Garrison. Inside she’s beaming; growing up in a happy home and on the outside she was a duck out of water. Her parents are the over protective set but are finally loosening the jail bars. Sophomore year in high school, she has never dated a boy and is envious of the social life her best friend Autumn Welch has. She meets Garrison and is instantly attracted to him. He pulls away when she pushes in. A whole new world opens up to Reese and she finds herself falling into situations she can’t get herself out of. Making bad decision after bad decision, she finds out the hard way on how life is full of choices.  The one thing she wants more than anything is Garrison’s attention which she doesn’t get in return.
“How is it possible to love someone and keep it quiet? Never to utter those very words knowing he doesn’t feel the same way. I finally fall in love and he only wants to be friends. He is everything I have always wanted and he keeps me at a distance making sure we don’t get too close. How can I ignore my feelings and act like I don’t have them when we are around each other? How do I resist the urge to move my lips towards his when he is talking to me?”
Garrison realizes he has to be honest with Reese and tell her how he really feels before he loses her for good. Just maybe, he will get love in return for the first time in his life. When he finally convinces himself to come forth, a life changing event occurs that
could take away the only person in his life that truly loves him.
Is it too late? Does he get the chance to tell her? And when he confesses does it matter?





Morning after morning, I wake myself up. I don’t have the normal mother or father to tell me to have a good day or make me breakfast. Sure I’m a senior in high school, but I’ve never had that. Even in elementary I took care of myself. My dad was dealing heavy drugs at the time and when he wasn’t dealing he was high or sleeping. Mom had tried several times to stay drug free but wasn’t successful with it. My dad wanted her just like him, destroyed. I have never really known what it was like to have parents
that care. They didn’t understand why I hated the life we lived. More times than not they voiced their frustration that I thought I was better than them.
I listened to people talk about how their parents were annoying and watched them like hawks. They had to lie to do things they wanted to do when caring parents would try to provide them a net, so they wouldn’t get hurt, something that was only a dream for me. I yearned for that and knew I was never going to get it. I saw things I shouldn’t have seen but all it did was make me want to strive even more to make it, to get away from it. I was going to make it, and I was going to be nothing like my parents.
My evenings were pretty identical to my mornings. I did my homework, drummed with the band and then made myself something to eat. Mom worked at a hotel in housekeeping and when she was home she was either sleeping or sitting in her room in silence. I don’t know if she knew if I was dead or alive half the time nor would she have cared. Well that’s not true. If I was dead Aunt Ellen wouldn’t be paying our bills.
This is my senior year and all of my friends were going to be hanging out, partying, and having a good time, while I was just going to be living my life. It was a vicious cycle, and I was willing to do it because I knew I would survive it all. I was going to go to college and do the one thing that would piss my parents off the most and I would have full satisfaction in doing just that. It was going to make me happy to put people away that made and sold drugs and destroyed lives just like mine was.




Brooklyn Taylor Bio:

I am a Texas girl, mother of 2 amazing kiddos and married to my gorgeous soulmate for almost 20 years. I have a full time job in the medical field but hope one day to strictly write. I love to spend my free time reading, being outside and playing with my family and 4 fur babies. I am blessed to have
very supportive friends and family that make my life worth living! I started to write at the instinct of “hey maybe I can do that!” and here I am. I have enjoyed every step of the journey. Every single person I hear from about my stories touches me and confirms the reason why I ventured into this
insane dream of mine.
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