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    • For the Love of a Lush Review & Giveaway #Lush2
    • Orion the Hunter: The Complete Anthology by J.D. Chase:  Blog Tour & Giveaway
    • Seven Days by Josie Leigh Release Day Event & Giveaway

 

For the Love of a Lush (Lush No. 2)

Author: Selena Laurence
Genre: Edgy Contemporary Romance
Release Date:  May 29, 2014

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Six months ago, Walsh Clark was the drummer of America’s hottest rock sensation, Lush. Now he’s living at the Double A Ranch in north Texas, home to cows, cowboys, and lushes—like him. He’s survived alcoholism, rehab, and the breakup of his band. But the one thing Walsh might not survive is the return of his ex fiancée Tammy DiLorenzo.


Tammy and Walsh met at fourteen, and she was with him on every step to fame and fortune—until one fateful night when she betrayed him. Now she’s back, begging for forgiveness and ready to fight for her man. But some betrayals are too painful to forget, some mistakes can’t be repaired, and Walsh is certain that he and Tammy can’t ever be together again.


But DiLorenzo women don’t back down, and Tammy always gets what she wants. In the wake of the lies and losses, she’s prepared to do whatever it takes for a second chance. She’ll give it all—for the love of a lush.

When I read began this book, I didn’t think that I would like it better than the first book in the series….but I was wrong.  As much as I loved the first one, this one was even better!

I love Walsh. He is so strong in trying to battle his alcoholism. He just doesn’t realize how his hatred of Joss and the situation is eating away at him. Watching him deal with his feelings for Tammy and trying to keep himself from her was heart wrenching. He is a guy who feels and feels deeply.

I felt sorry for Tammy throughout the book. She was so sorry for her mistake and loved Walsh so much. She wanted to fight for him and his love but didn’t really know how to do it, all the while battling her own demons. I love that she never gave up on Walsh. Her love for him remained strong. Even when she realized that the best thing to do was to let him have his space.

I love how the author handled the subject of alcoholism. She did an excellent job of showing what a person goes through in their constant battle with the illness. Walsh had to hit bottom before he could fully recover. His progress after that was an emotional read for me as I have seen alcoholism many times on a personal level.

Great book! Great story! Great author! Love this book….love this series…love these characters. Five huge stars!

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A Lush Betrayal

(Lush No. 1)

 

Joss Jamison has it all. He’s the lead singer for the world’s hottest rock band, Lush. He’s wealthy, sexy, talented…and miserable. Twelve months ago, Joss lost his finely honed control and made a mistake he can’t undo. A mistake that could end up costing him his best friend, his band, and maybe his heart.

Mel DiLorenzo has it all. She’s been hired to document the world tour of her sister’s fiance’s rock band. She’s gorgeous, talented, loved…and sick of being the little sister. When she agrees to the summer job, Mel has no idea she’s walking into a minefield of friendships lost and hearts destroyed. She also has no idea what it means to be the object of Joss Jamison’s affections.

One hot rock star plus one life-altering mistake, add a dash of sexy younger sister and a handful of broken hearts, and you’ve got a recipe for fire. Life on the road can be hot, but for the boys of Lush, it’s about to get a whole hell of a lot hotter.

 
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Selena Laurence lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and spends a lot of time at soccer games, on her laptop, and reading. She is a full-time romance author who loves nothing more than a good love story, whether it be about rock stars or college kids. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America and the Colorado Romance Writers. Her books have been on Amazon Topselling lists in Military Romance, Contemporary Romance, Hispanic fiction and Multicultural Romance. 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 knows what to do with.


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Book: Orion the Hunter
Author: J D Chase
Genre: Erotic Romance

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Gorgeous Interior Designer, Issy Prince, loves her life in Manhattan with her best friend, Angel. She loves to watch Angel’s boyfriend’s band and is used to getting the attention of any man she wants. She has no plans to settle down – ever – but has regular hot one night stands. Life is good. Former Dominant, Lucas Hunter, has made millions in the construction sector. The handsome, anti-social, alpha male has been celibate for several years, preferring instead to hit the gym and maintain his awesome physique. When he meets Issy, sparks fly. What happens when two strong minded individuals find that they can’t get each other out of their minds? Neither wants to get involved in a relationship but neither can walk away. Dare they embark on a passionate journey into the unknown? Things come to a head when Issy and the mysterious Lucas Hunter give in to their desires for one wild night. But one is unwilling to walk away and isn’t going to give up easily which leads to an inviting proposal. Issy is intrigued by the prospect of a D/s relationship although Lucas is a reluctant Dom.

Meanwhile, the rock band, Denial, find themselves with an unexpected temporary agent who recognizes their potential and who shows them that success is practically theirs for the taking.

But are things as they seem? A malevolent stranger intervenes and turns Issy’s world upside down. But he’s no stranger to Lucas. Events unfold relating to Lucas’ tormented past that could impact massively on his present. His need to hunt down and seek revenge could lead to Lucas losing all that he’s worked for and all that he wants. Has he inadvertently brought about his own destruction? And what about the band?

Can the relationship between Lucas and Issy survive the pressure or is the deep, blood-spilled revenge from the past too strong? That decision may just be taken out of their hands …

Caution: this book contains scenes of a sensual and sexual nature, including mild BDSM


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I am a hopeless, incurable romantic. When I’m not reading it, I’m writing it. I have just written my first serialized novel and published each part with Amazon Kindle and Smashwords. When I am not writing, I am reading. I love lively, believable characters that you can identify with. I hate getting to the end of a good book and will regularly mourn a good book when when I’ve finished it. My own writing is contemporary adult/erotica.My fave romance quote comes from Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City “I am someone who is looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can’t-live-without-each-other love.” – Amen to that sister.

My fave sex quote comes from Oscar Wilde “Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.” – Ain’t that the truth!

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Seven Days Release Day

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Book Title: Seven Days
Author: Josie Leigh
Genre: Dark New Adult Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis

I don’t sleep until my body gives me no choice. I go until the last drop of energy is zapped from my bones and my muscles are too weak to keep my eyes from closing. Only then am I able to achieve true peace: A slumber without dreams, without memories of my real life nightmare. I thought I was escaping my past, finally running toward the future I deserved.

Until I met Ryan. One week with him had me questioning everything I was sure I wanted out of my life. Being with him means I can’t leave my past behind. Being without him might just kill me anyway.

One week destroyed everything.
One week shattered my dreams
One week I lived in the sun
But the darkness never truly fades.

This book is recommended for adult audiences due to depictions of sex, violence and drug use.

Meet the Author

brandon.2Josie Leigh is an independent author who focuses on writing Romance because she loves a story with a happy ending. Writing has been an escape for her from a very young age, and she cherishes the time she gets to spend with her characters. After graduating with a Bachelors degree in Nutrition in 2008, she pursued a challenging career in the field of nutrition insecurity and anti-hunger advocacy. She is grateful to be able to feed hungry families on a daily basis and chase her literary dreams in her off time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Meet me at the diner, 5:30am, Monday. Bring hiking boots and a change of clothes.

For what felt like the one millionth time over the last twenty-four hours, I looked down at the text I sent Ryan in the waning darkness early Sunday morning.

I’ll be there was the only reply I’d gotten.

“Staring at the phone won’t make time move faster,” Britton mumbled as we watched the sun peak over the mountain while we waited for my ride.

“You are going straight to Tildy’s, right? She gave you the key?” I double checked with her, finally relinquishing my death grip on our cell phone and handing it to her as she produced a house key from a chain around her neck. “And I saved Ryan’s number on the phone so if anything happens, you will call me. Understand?”

“Yes, mother,” Britton joked, sarcastically, forcing me to suppress the shudder that wanted to wrack through my body at the comparison. “Oh, shit, Carrie,” she whispered in a pained voice. “I’m sorry.”

“It’s okay,” I waved her off as a large black Dodge Ram quad cab worked its way into the parking lot. Nerves I didn’t feel before started to collide in my stomach as I watched its approach. Was I ready for this? Could I handle it?

“No, it’s not, it’s just that you might only be gone a day, and you’re acting like I’ve never been alone before, and—”

“I get it, Brit,” I stopped her as the truck pulled into the empty spot beside us and Ryan jumped out, looking delicious in a pair of black cargo shorts and black fitted t-shirt. His brown hair looked like he’d just rolled out of bed. I bit my lip at the sudden urge I had to plunge my fingers into it and mess it up even more. Preferably, it would be while he had his tongue down my throat.

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