Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Release Blitz & Giveaway: An Indecent Proposal (The O'Malley #3) by Katee Robert


When a no strings attached arrangement turns into something more, Cillian O’Malley and Olivia Rashidi must overcome the family ties that bind them. Fans of Jackie Ashenden’s Make You Mine and Kresley Cole’s The Master, will devour the super steamy and fast paced third book, An Indecent Proposal in the wildly popular O’ Malley series by NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author Katee Robert.


Title: An Indecent Proposal 
Series: The O'Malley #3
Author: Katee Robert
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 30th, 2016 
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing - Forever

Synopsis


Greed. Ambition. Violence. Those are the "values" Olivia Rashidi learned from her Russian mob family-and the values she must leave behind for the sake of her daughter. When she meets Cillian O'Malley, she recognizes the red flag of his family name... yet she still can't stop herself from seeing the smoldering, tortured man. To save her family, Olivia sets out to discover Cillian's own secrets, but the real revelation is how fast and how hard she's falling for him.

Plagued by a violent past, Cillian is more vulnerable than anyone realizes. Anyone except Olivia, whose beauty, compassion, and pride have him at "hello," even if she's more inclined to say good-bye to an O'Malley. While his proposal of sex with no strings seems simple, what he feels for her isn't, especially after he learns that she belongs to a rival crime family. Cillian knows that there is no escape from the life, but Olivia may be worth trying and dying for...


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Excerpt:

Which only served to make her feel more awkward. Olivia threw up her hands. “I don’t know how to do this.”

“Do what?”

“This.” She motioned between the two of them. “This isn’t normal.”

He laughed again, quieter this time. “What does normal look like?” When she would have balked, he held out his hand. “Sit down. You’re making me twitchy with all the pacing. I’m not laughing at you. I’m laughing at the absurdity of this entire situation. So humor me and tell me what normal looks like.”

She didn’t know. That was the problem. Olivia wasn’t sure she’d recognize normal if it hit her in the face. But she wasn’t quite willing to share with Cillian exactly how messed up her childhood had been, outstanding chemistry or not. She inched closer to the bed and perched on the edge, but even with three feet between them, she felt like a lightning rod to his storm, full of vibrating energy and impending boom. She pulled at the edge of her T-shirt. “You know—we’d meet somewhere normal.”
“We met at a bar.”

“Most relationships don’t start in a bar.” She realized what she said and shoved to her feet. “Strike that. I didn’t mean relationship. I just…” Not sure what she was trying to say, she charged on. “Maybe a coffee shop. You’d be behind me in line and say something witty, and I’d laugh and you’d spend the next ten minutes charming me until I gave you my number.”

She was almost afraid to look at him and see his expression. His silence said it all. “That’s stupid, isn’t it?”

“No, not at all. It sounds nice.”

Olivia faced him. “You’re humoring me.”

“Sit down.” He waited for her to obey before he spoke again. “I’m not. It does sound nice.” He carefully leaned back against the headboard. “So I charm your number out of you, huh? I must be pretty charming.”

She shot him a look. “In this scenario, yes.”

Cillian laughed. “Then I’d call you.”

She edged over to sit on the other side of the mattress against the headboard. It was such a silly thing they were doing, but after how intense the rest of the night had been, maybe silly was exactly what they both needed. “A call instead of a text? I must have made an impression.”

“More like I was determined to make the right impression. Texts are lazy, and you can’t get a good read on someone that way. So I’d call.”

She hadn’t spent much time dating…well, ever, really…but even she knew that was different from the norm. “I’d think you were a freak for calling, but I’d answer because I was intrigued.”

“We’d talk for a while, feeling each other out.”

“More like me trying to figure out if you’re a psycho.”

He grinned. “Or that. I’d say all the things a normal guy would say. You’d be reassured that I wasn’t likely to chloroform you and chain you up in my torture-slash-sex dungeon.”

“That’s…comforting.”

“It would be, yes.”

She laughed softly. “We’d set up a date at the end of the call.”

“Somewhere nice and public and nonthreatening.”

“Now you’re getting the idea.” She stared at the ceiling, part of her kind of weirded out at how well the conversation was flowing with him playing along. “Dinner, no movie. Movies are for people who are too intimidated by the thought of first-date conversation that they chicken out.”

“The conversation would be titillating.”

“You think so?” She rolled onto her side to face him, finding that he’d done the same. His bandage was a vivid reminder of why they were there in the first place. Olivia frowned. “How’re you feeling?”
“That’s not part of the game.” He yawned. “So we’d drink pretentious wine that neither one of us liked and order things that we could barely pronounce and, at the end of it, we’d sheepishly admit that we didn’t like either the drinks or the food, and we’d go find a food truck and laugh at ourselves.”

It was an attractive picture he painted. Normal and kind of sweet and something she’d never have the option of doing. She made a face. “Instead, you wander into my bar because your family’s territory encompasses it and we have a quick fuck in the alley.” She should regret it. She knew she should. There were thousands of dating books and columns out there advising women to withhold sex until they had some sort of commitment.

Except she didn’t regret a damn thing.

About the Author:

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katee Robert learned to tell her stories at her grandpa’s knee. She found romance novels at age twelve and it changed her life. When not writing sexy contemporary and speculative fiction romance novels, she spends her time playing imaginary games with her wee ones, driving her husband batty with what-if questions, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. 


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Review: An Indecent Proposat (The O’Malley #3) by Katee Robert

When a no strings attached arrangement turns into something more, Cillian O’Malley and Olivia Rashidi must overcome the family ties that bind them. Fans of Jackie Ashenden’s Make You Mine and Kresley Cole’s The Master, will devour the super steamy and fast paced third book, An Indecent Proposal in the wildly popular O’ Malley series by NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author Katee Robert.


Title: An Indecent Proposal 
Series: The O'Malley #3
Author: Katee Robert
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 30th, 2016 
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing - Forever

Synopsis


Greed. Ambition. Violence. Those are the "values" Olivia Rashidi learned from her Russian mob family-and the values she must leave behind for the sake of her daughter. When she meets Cillian O'Malley, she recognizes the red flag of his family name... yet she still can't stop herself from seeing the smoldering, tortured man. To save her family, Olivia sets out to discover Cillian's own secrets, but the real revelation is how fast and how hard she's falling for him.

Plagued by a violent past, Cillian is more vulnerable than anyone realizes. Anyone except Olivia, whose beauty, compassion, and pride have him at "hello," even if she's more inclined to say good-bye to an O'Malley. While his proposal of sex with no strings seems simple, what he feels for her isn't, especially after he learns that she belongs to a rival crime family. Cillian knows that there is no escape from the life, but Olivia may be worth trying and dying for...


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About the Author:

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katee Robert learned to tell her stories at her grandpa’s knee. She found romance novels at age twelve and it changed her life. When not writing sexy contemporary and speculative fiction romance novels, she spends her time playing imaginary games with her wee ones, driving her husband batty with what-if questions, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. 

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Review:
I love Katee Robert and the O'Malley series is definitely one of my favorites :) So of course it is not a surprise that I jumped at the opportunity to review the latest instalment in the series.

Cillian has always been kind of an enigma for me. From being the party boy of the family during the first book (mostly the beginning) he changes to being the brooding and closed off brother that keeps everything inside and carries a lot of pain and blame in his heart. But even that is not something that everyone sees. He hides it well, and for quite a while after the tragedy that changed his life, his family still thinks of him as the irresponsible and care for nothing man that loves to party and flirt (and more) with women. The only person who really sees the shadows under his eyes and the demons that chase him, is the one person that doesn't want to have anything to do with him. Olivia Rashidi, the new employee of the bar Cillian frequents.

Olivia has her own demons chasing her and her own skeletons in her closet. And the last thing she wants in her life is another man connected, whose family is connected to the crime life.

But, as we all know, plans never work out as we want them to be. The connection between Cillian and Olivia is undeniable and sparks fly every single time they are close to each other. With Olivia, Cillian can be himself and show her the real him. The vulnerable soul, that carries the weight of the world and the guilt for his brother's death. It is not easy but these two scarred souls find peace and understanding in each other. And added to their scorching chemistry, it grows into something more. Something worth fighting for.

But as you would expect from a Katee Robert book, danger is not far behind. And it can cost Cillian and Olivia everything they have.

During the whole story, the action is fast paced and intriguing. You never know what will happen next. It really caught me form the first page and it didn't let me go until the end. I enjoyed every single second of it. The characters are complex and very well developed. I was rooting for them from the very start ;)

So, If I have to summarise, I loved this book. It was fast paced, suspenseful, full with danger, heartbreak, healing and romance. Pretty much it had everything that makes a story great. It is definitely a must read. so don't waste even a second and #oneclick this incredible story :)

Excerpt Reveal: An Indecent Proposal (The O'Malleys #3) by Katee Robert



When a no strings attached arrangement turns into something more, Cillian O’Malley and Olivia Rashidi must overcome the family ties that bind them. Fans of Jackie Ashenden’s Make You Mine and Kresley Cole’s The Master, will devour the super steamy and fast paced third book, An Indecent Proposal in the wildly popular O’ Malley series by NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author Katee Robert.


Title: An Indecent Proposal 
Series: The O'Malley #3
Author: Katee Robert
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 30th, 2016 
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing - Forever

Synopsis


Greed. Ambition. Violence. Those are the "values" Olivia Rashidi learned from her Russian mob family-and the values she must leave behind for the sake of her daughter. When she meets Cillian O'Malley, she recognizes the red flag of his family name... yet she still can't stop herself from seeing the smoldering, tortured man. To save her family, Olivia sets out to discover Cillian's own secrets, but the real revelation is how fast and how hard she's falling for him.

Plagued by a violent past, Cillian is more vulnerable than anyone realizes. Anyone except Olivia, whose beauty, compassion, and pride have him at "hello," even if she's more inclined to say good-bye to an O'Malley. While his proposal of sex with no strings seems simple, what he feels for her isn't, especially after he learns that she belongs to a rival crime family. Cillian knows that there is no escape from the life, but Olivia may be worth trying and dying for...


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Excerpt:

“Thanks.” There it was again, that look that threatened to curl her toes. He reached out and took the washcloth from her and tossed it onto the nightstand. “I’m going to kiss you now.”

She should object, move away, do something other than rest her hands on the top of his thighs and tilt her head up. Stupid, stupid, stupid. Didn’t the last few years teach you anything? Apparently not, because she wanted Cillian to kiss her again, and she wanted him to kiss her now.

Truth be told, she wanted him to do a whole lot more than that.

Olivia licked her lips. “Okay.”

His lips quirked up at the edges. “I can see I’m blowing your socks off. Let’s see if I can do better.” He cupped her face with one hand and then his mouth was on hers, soft and teasing, testing—nothing like the forceful kiss that started everything last night. She opened for him immediately, driven by the lightning dancing just beneath her skin. She wished she could blame it on being skin-starved, but the truth was that this man was doing more with a near-innocent kiss than Sergei had ever done with his entire body and hours at his disposal. I am in so much trouble.

Then Cillian’s tongue stroked hers and she was lost. She gripped his thighs as he explored her mouth, giving herself permission to do some exploring of her own. He was all lean muscle, as if he’d been melted down and stuck in a forge, only to come out new. She ran her hands up his legs, stopping just short of his hips.

He took it from there. He ran his fingers through her hair and down her back, inching her closer until there was nothing more than a breath of distance between them. It would have been so damn easy to lean forward and touch him, pressing her body against his, but the separation was almost unbearably erotic. She shivered again, tilting her head back to give him better access.

She’d never been kissed like this, like she was something to be savored…valued. Like he had all the time in the world and he’d still never get enough.

Common sense tried to rear up and remind her that it was a goddamn kiss, not a lifetime commitment, but then his thumb feathered across the underside of her breast, and all rational reasoning flew right out the window.

He rested his forehead against hers, and groaned. “You’re making it hard to be good, sweetheart.”

About the Author:

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katee Robert learned to tell her stories at her grandpa’s knee. She found romance novels at age twelve and it changed her life. When not writing sexy contemporary and speculative fiction romance novels, she spends her time playing imaginary games with her wee ones, driving her husband batty with what-if questions, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. 


Monday, August 22, 2016

LIOOS goes to RARE17- Penny Reid


Title: Neanderthal Seeks Human 
Author: Penny Reid 
Synopsis: There are three things you need to know about Janie Morris: 1) She is incapable of engaging in a conversation without volunteering TMTI (Too Much Trivial Information), especially when she is unnerved, 2) No one unnerves her more than Quinn Sullivan, and 3) She doesn't know how to knit. After losing her boyfriend, apartment, and job in the same day, Janie Morris can't help wondering what new torment fate has in store. To her utter mortification, Quinn Sullivan- aka Sir McHotpants- witnesses it all then keeps turning up like a pair of shoes you lust after but can't afford. The last thing she expects is for Quinn- the focus of her slightly, albeit harmless, stalkerish tendencies- to make her an offer she can't refuse.







I love this book so much that I´ve been non- stop reading the whole weekend all the other books in the series. My eyes feel like gritty sandpaper after the reading marathon but it was so worth it! This is not my first rodeo in Penny Reid´s awesomeness of books but I swear every new book I read from her has me falling in love once again for her writing. I haven´t read anyone with such a unique writing style. It is captivating, witty, heartfelt and hilarious all at the same time.

Neanderthal Seeks Human is the 1st book in the Knitting in the City series and after reading all the available title in this series I can say without a doubt that it is my favourite. The beginning of this book was like landing in the middle of the ocean. It was sudden, unexpected and had me thinking "who the hell is Janie"? But then Sir McHotpants aka Quinn comes in and is like a flying unicorn suddenly appeared, it was something truly magical. All the nerdy things and characters in this book suited perfectly my inner geek because in the end we are all freaks about a certain topic. I proudly consider myself a book nerd, so why not embrace it? That´s what this series of books is about, in accepting your wonderfully unique personality with every quirk and flaw and about making the most of it. It was something truly eye-opening for myself.

I have only praise and admiration for this book and its author, I wouldn´t change anything about it! The main characters are amazingly developed and the secondary characters bring even more live to the whole story. And I can assure you that you won´t be able to stop on the first book, is like and inner compulsion that makes you want more and more! 



Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Living In Our Own Story Goes to RARE17


Hey Everyone!

You all know that we have been loyal fans to the RARE signings from the very beginning. We were there on the first one back in 2014 in the lovely Edinburgh and again this summer in the same lovely city. We, unfortunately, did miss the the one last year in Montreal, Canada but it was slightly too far for us. Anyway, after the blast we had on both signings we attended, we are undoubtedly going to do it again!

Next year RARE17 is going to be on June 17th and take place at the Estrel Convention Hotel in Berlin. We are so excited because we haven´t been to Berlin yet =) And holly cow! the line up is out of this world! Since it is still so far away there will be for sure some changes but so far the authors that have confirmed are amazing! 

That is why we decided to do two authors´spotlights every week! In this spotlights you may find reviews, author's info and maybe some giveaways too. Also Bad Boys Monday is coming back with more mysteriours, sexy and addictive male characters that will leave you breathless and drooling after them. 

Here is the list of the attending authors as of today. We will keep you posted on any change that might occur =D



A.M. Hargrove
A. Zavarelli 
Adriane Leigh
Alexa Riley
Alice Clayton
Amy Plum
Annie Stone 
Audrey Carlan
B.B. Reid 
Bella Jewel
Brenna Aubrey
Carina Adams 
Catherine Bybee
Celia Aaron
Chelle Bliss 
Christina Lauren
Claire C Riley 
Clarissa Wild 
Denise Grover Swank
E.K. Blair
Emma Hart
Emma Scott 
Felicia Lynn
Georgia Cates
Harper Sloan
J.J. McAvoy
Jana Aston
Jenika Snow
Jennifer Probst
Jill Patten
Jo Raven
Jodi Ellen Malpas
Julia Kent
Karina Halle
Katherine Stevens
Katie Ashley
Katie Reus 
Kelly Elliott 
L.A. Casey
L.H. Cosway
L.P. Lovell
Lauren Layne
Lauren Rowe
Lesley Jones 
Liv Morris
Mariana Zapata
Marina Adair 
Meghan March
Molly Harper 
Monica James
Natasha Boyd
Penelope Douglas
Penelope Reid
Poppy J. Anderson 
Portia Moore
Rachel Van Dyken
Raine Miller
Rebecca Donovan
Rhyannon Byrd
Ruth Clampett
Samantha Towle
Sawyer Bennett
Scarlett Cole
Shayla Black 
Skye Jordan 
Sloane Howell
Sophie Jackson
Stacey Marie Brown
Stevie J. Cole 
Suzanne Wright
Terri E Laine
Tillie Cole
Toni Aleo
Zoraida Cordova



So what do you think? It's incredible, right? We so can't wait to meet some of our favorite authors that are coming to Europe for the first time. And of course, we get to say "Hi" who've been here before and we love dearly.

Tell us what you think of the line up. And we won't mind if you share with us your favorites of this incredible list :)
Just leave a comment below ;)

Monday, August 15, 2016

Blog Tour: Kaden (Recherché #2) by Brit Lauren



Title: Kaden (Recherché #2) 
Author: Brit Lauren 
Synopsis: I’m selling your fantasy. Are you buying? My name is Kaden Ryan and I’m a male escort. I never intended to become an escort, but an opportunity fell into my lap and I took it. It was simple: get paid for sex, an orgasm, a night of pleasure. It's certainly an easy way to work my way through medical school. But not everyone's fantasy is as simple as an orgasm. Some women like the game, and one in particular wants to push me to places I never thought I would go, paid or otherwise. She's going to be the one to give me a real education.



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MY REVIEW: 
 Kaden is the second book in The Recherché series but it can be read as a standalone and it is what I did because I haven´t read Thor.

The narrative of this book is addictive, the story is mainly told from Kaden´s POV and his character is as charming, sexy and drop dead gorgeous as you would expect from a high prized male escort.  This book is not your regular romance mainly because there is no love. Kaden is lust, sex, temptation and hotness in a devilish yet sweet package. I am not usually into books that have no romance at all but Kaden was the exception mainly because the only character who may have been Kaden´s love interest wasn´t a match for him from my point of view.

Even though is an erotic book I didn´t feel like it was too much sex, it had the perfect balance between sexy times and regular life. I simply loved this book because it made me have a good time while reading it and because Kaden is one of the best developed male characters I have read in quite some time.

I really recommend this book, it is highly entertaining and Kaden is addiction as its purest form. 




AUTHOR BIO

Lauren Lovell is an indie author from England. 
She suffers from a total lack of brain to mouth filter and is the friend you have to explain before you introduce her to anyone, and apologise for afterwards.
Lauren is a self-confessed shameless pervert, who may be suffering from slight peen envy. 
LP loves to hear from readers so please get in touch.

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

BLOG TOUR: Bending Bethany by Aria Cole



Title: Bending Bethany 
Author: Aria Cole 
Synopsis: When Bethany Howard meets international soccer star Jenson Abbot at a bar one night she never expects it will change her life forever. University classes and late nights spent studying fill her hours, but Jenson is determined to show her what she's been missing. She thinks it's only a one night stand, but Bethany is anything but a fling to Jenson. He's been waiting for someone to make him feel the way she does, her sharp tongue and delicious curves undoing him from the beginning. Jenson is hellbent on proving he is the man for her, the only man that can make her eyes light up when she laughs and her body sing beneath his hands. But can Jenson convince Bethany that there's more to him than meets the eye? Or will his flirty grin and dogged persistence put her off men forever? Jenson is determined to find out, because he's got one last play tucked in his pocket, The Panty Play. Warning: Bending Bethany is a whirlwind week of syrupy sweetness with the nerdy girl next door and the MVP soccer star she can't quite shake. Be prepared to be wooed all over again! ‪#‎Safe‬ ‪#‎SoccerPlayer‬ ‪#‎ComingJuly‬ ‪#‎SportsRomance

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Excerpt
I woke the next morning with a faint pounding in the back of my head. Scrubbing at my face, I glanced down to find myself twisted in the sheets. I sighed and stretched, feeling sore in a wide, new array of places. As my fingers traced circles in the softness of the fabric, the fog lifted and my less than moral actions from last night combusted in my memory. I slowly turned to see the handsome stranger from last night soundly asleep beside me. Well, at least I didn’t have rose-tinted glasses. The man was definitely what my sister, Taylor, would call “fine.” He had a perfectly chiseled face, muscles that were rock hard and well sculpted, and big hands. And I knew their size matched up with another large member on his divine body...
I tore the sheet off me and sat up in bed, startled to find I was wearing nothing but my birthday suit. Here I was in all my naked glory. I looked around for my clothing. To my horror, I saw my dress was on the floor in multiple pieces. Jenson had apparently shredded it. In a frantic panic, I found a large New England Red Bulls jersey and tossed it over my head. I couldn’t wear just this jersey, even though it was longer than that flimsy fabric I was wearing last night.
I needed to get out of there. I quickly went to the bathroom to make sure I didn’t look like a morning after nightmare. I found a new toothbrush tucked in a drawer.
I finished my teeth and ran a brush through my hair, thinking it looked especially wild this morning. I grabbed a lock and pulled it across my nose, taking a whiff and expecting to find the scent of stale cigarette smoke.
Instead, I was hit with a wave of heady arousal.
Notes of leather and spice filled my nostrils. Ice-blue eyes. A reckless mop of dark hair.
Oh God.
“What did I do?” I squeaked before tracing my lips with my fingertips, feeling slightly bruised from too much kissing. I didn't think I'd had that much to drink, but apparently the shots and the music and everything about him had gone to my head. Snapshots of last night flooded me. I didn't do things like this, impersonal sex was never on my agenda, what was I thinking?
“Shit.”
I ran out of there like a bat out of hell, with nothing on but a soccer jersey.
Damn. Shit. Fuck.

MY REVIEW:

I was surprised by this book as a whole. When I first read the synopsis I thought this book was going to go into a certain direction but it didn´t and I do love when a book surprises me.

Bending Bethany starts with a bang and follows a well paced story line taht for my liking could have been more developed because the missing star in my review comes from shortage of words. I felt like there could be more story in this book. Don´t get me wrong, the book is wonderfully narrated and there are no missing plot spot on the story is just that I was waiting for me and it left me hanging.

Both main characters Bethany and Jenson are really lovable and with just a couple of lines the author has been able to describe them so you don´t even have to doubt about their looks or personalities.

 Even though this is my first book by Aria Cole, I can say undoubtedly that it won´t be the last. Bending Bethany is the perfect scape book that you can read either before bed, at the beach or in a cozy day at home. 
About the Author
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Aria Cole is a thirty-something housewife who once felt bad for reading dirty books late at night, until she decided to write her own. Possessive alpha men and the sassy heroines who love them are common, along with a healthy dose of irresistible insta-love and happily ever afters so sweet your teeth may ache.

Aria's new release BLACK is the first in her modern fairy tale series. For a safe, off-the-charts HOT, and always HEA story that doesn't take a lifetime to read, get lost in an Aria Cole book!

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