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

  • Wilde Forever by Suzanne Halliday: Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway

  • Jamaican Temptation by Afton Locke: Cover Reveal & Giveaway

Title: Wilde Forever
Author: Suzanne Halliday
Series: Wilde Women Book 1
Release Date: 09/15/2014

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Wilde Forever The first book in the WILDE WOMEN series 
an ugly divorce, Brynn Baron-Wilde swore off men and created a new life
in a quaint upstate touristy town where she runs a successful bakery and
tearoom. Brynn has everything mapped out and she’s got no time for
And then along came Jackson Merrill – former Army
medic turned talented renovation specialist. Jax enters Brynn’s
well-ordered life and proceeds to shake up her world. 
He’s a bit
on the dented and dinged side after his military service and she’s
dealing with a stealth attack from her grandmother who’s added
manipulative clauses to her will that threaten Brynn’s hold on her house
and business. 
Sometimes fate and destiny have a sense of humor
along with some questionable timing. Are these two destined to be
together or will her reluctance and his issues keep them apart? When a
stunning turn of events complicates things even more, things sure do get
interesting – meddling parents and all.


Thanks to the author, I was allowed to read an ARC of this book. Let me start by saying that this is one HOT read. Jax is alpha male through and through.

Jax is a war veteran who struggles with PTSD. Brynn is a sassy independent woman who has made her way in the business world after divorcing her husband. When the two meet, sparks fly and the fire burns. As they grow closer, will Jax let his PTSD stand in the way of their relationship?

This is a great read with some very sexy scenes. Jax and Brynn complement each other and have some serious heat between them. Enjoy the read…it is worth it!


Halliday writes what she knows and what she loves – sexy adult
contemporary romance with strong men and spirited women. Her love for
creating short stories for friends and family has developed into a
passion for writing romantic fiction with a sensual edge. She finds the
world of digital, self-publishing to be the perfect platform for sharing
her stories and also for what she enjoys most of all – reading. When
she’s not on a deadline you’ll find her loading up on books to devour.
a wanderer, she and her family divide their time between the east and
west coast, somehow always managing to get the seasons mixed up. When
not digging out from snow or trying to stay cool in the desert, you can
find her in the kitchen, 80’s hair band music playing in the background,
kids running in and out, laptop on with way too many screens open,
something awesome in the oven, and a mug of hot tea clutched in one


Broken Justice
Book 1
Redeeming Jsutice
Book 3

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Cover Reveal


Book Title: Jamaican Temptation
Author: Afton Locke
Release Date: November 6, 2014
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions


Jamaican Temptation – Can you resist!

Shopaholic Kyra Mays decides to shop for a rich man on her Jamaican vacation. Instead, she meets Justin Lance, a white reggae singer who’s nearly as poor as the orphans he devotes his life to helping. Overwhelmed by his magnetism, she decides to have a fling with him.

All that matters to Justin is being a perfect Rastafarian. He vows to avoid succumbing to temptation with the dark beauty at all costs. Unable to keep their hands off each other, they forge a bond that is just as emotional as physical as they explore their differences on the lush island of Jamaica. But Justin’s secret will put their ability to compromise through an impossible test.


Kyra sipped her yellow, frosty drink when it arrived, tasting pineapple, rum, and sugar. “Just what I thought. Lame. I told you we should have gone to Grand Cayman instead.”

“But Jamaica has more beauty,” Latasha insisted. “Did you see those mountains as we flew in? I already have ideas for at least ten paintings.”

“You’re such an artist. Grand Cayman has a zillion banks. That’s my kind of art.”

“Maybe we can tour a coffee plantation tomorrow,” Latasha suggested. “I want to see the island from up high, and you could meet a rich plantation owner.”

Kyra grinned for the first time since she’d strolled into this boring bar. “Me and a white plantation owner? I’m not so sure I like the sound of that.”

So why did her thighs clench under her black-and-gold striped sundress? She’d fantasized about getting intimate with a white man, but could she actually do it for real? As long as his money was green, she wasn’t too particular about her dream man’s skin color. It paid to have an open mind.

Both women focused on the stage when the band launched into the next song. The reggae beat drifted through Kyra’s body, washing away the frantic rhythm of her life and replacing it with something slower, sexier…. She found herself swaying in her seat as if rocked by an invisible tide.

In addition to the male lead singer, the band included a guy each on drums, keyboard, and bass guitar. A teenaged male swished a flag around. No white men there. Each had dreadlocks or braids of varying lengths.

Wait a minute. The lead singer had paler skin than the others. He was either mixed race or a white guy with a tan. He was so slim and lithe as he swayed to the music he appeared pretty young. Condensation dripped over Kyra’s fingers as she clutched her glass.

When the lights rotated and swept the stage, she caught a glimpse of blue. The lead singer had blue eyes. Come to think of it, his dreadlocks were brown instead of black and not quite as puffy as the others’ hair.

“I’ll be damned,” she muttered to herself. “He is white.”

“Huh?” Latasha asked.

“The lead singer is white.”

“So?” Her friend shrugged. “I don’t think there’s any rule against white people playing reggae.”

That’s not the point. The point is…he’s hot. Damn hot.

He wore a worn, light blue shirt with the sleeves rolled up. His faded jeans had holes in them and were one step away from the rag bag. Her gaze continued to his feet, finding a pair of biblical-style sandals.

Hardly the rich man she was looking for.

Meet the Author

Afton Locke is a USA Today Bestselling Author who prefers romantic fantasies to everyday reality. Fantasies take her to different times, races, places, and beyond. She lives with her husband, dog, several unnamed dust bunnies, and a black cat that can be scary or cuddly, depending on the current book. When she’s not writing, Afton enjoys hiking, cooking, crafts, and reading.

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