~*~ Blog Tour ~*~ Stroked By Meghan Quinn



We’re celebrating the release of STROKED by Meghan Quinn! 

STROKED by Meghan Quinn
Scheduled to release: July 20, 2016
NA Romantic Comedy

BLURB:
Reese King: Olympic medalist, underwear model, Greek god.

His body is chiseled from rock, sculpted by the weight room, and refined by water.

On a daily basis his skin is completely bare for everyone to see, tan and defined, only covered up by a minuscule piece of spandex. There is no denying his sex appeal.

I hate to admit it, but I’m head over heels infatuated with him.

There is one HUGE problem though. His achingly gorgeous abs, inked up arm, and cocky swagger belong to my boss, the high-profile, reality star bitch from hell and certified heinous human being, Bellini Chambers.

What I think is going to be an easy job assisting a glorified wench turns into a cluster f*ck of epic proportions.

My Review:

OH my word….absolutely howling with laughter whilst reading this book

Seriously I don’t know how, scrap that, I know how Quinn does it, she has a knack at doing it, pulls the reader in and absolutely annihilates anything they guess is going to happen.

Told in three different POV’s “Stroked” is a great read with, lets say, some extremely “different” characters.

Bellini Chambers – A spoiled brat, severely overconfident, a rude reality star who thinks everyone wants to be her and worship the ground she walks on.

 Reese King – Olympic swimming, silver winning, model who consequently is fake dating Bellini for a TV show to get good ratings for his life “after” swimming.

Paisley “Mauve” – Desperate for work, having to be a PA to Bellini and her wickedness ways. She’s drawn to Reese for more than just his “in-the-water” abilities.

After losing her job Paisley was trying to get her foot back in the door of Production. Unfortunately for her she landed an assistant job with the train wreck Bellini. That’s when she meets Reese. Paisley wants to stay professional but can she resist the handsome Olympian?

This Olympic games is his last and Reese is hoping to chase the elusive gold medal. He can’t afford to be distracted from his intense training. Well, no such luck!

In all honesty I absolutely FLOVED the character of Bellini, she was absolutely hilarious! Haha! Some of the things she came up, yes was vile, but out of this world funny as s**t.

The relationship between Paisley and Reese is sweet, it was refreshing.

Paisley was funny and spunky while Reese was nothing like I expected, he was sexy as sin but down to earth and not full of himself, as you would expect someone of his stature to be.

Their three worlds collide, lines begin to blur between work relationships and lustful stares.

Can things remain friendly or will feelings, emotions, and hands start to get in the way?

 

 

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About the Author:
Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.
Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.
Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!
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~*~ New Release & Review ~*~ November Snow (Bad Bloods #2) by Shannon A. Thompson

November Snow (Bad Bloods #2)

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When Daniel and Serena unite, their accidental relationship becomes the catalyst for a twelve-year war to continue. Exposing the twisted past of a corrupt city, Daniel, Serena, and everyone they know will come together to fight. But Serena has another battle.

After a political rumor threatens their lives, Serena must leave her family and join the political front against her will. To survive apart, Daniel has to separate his love from his hatred and join forces with his worst memory to secure Vendona’s war. But very few of them will survive to see the last day. Bad blood or human, a city will burn, snow will fall, and all will be united by catastrophic secrets and irrevocable tragedy.

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My Review:
Well I’m trying to type up my review for November Rain, feeling all kinds of emotions and I can’t seem to string a bleeding sentence together.
I literally have tears streaming down my face and they won’t damn stop!!!!
Talk about unimaginable pain, death, torture and tragedy….seriously I have goosebumps after reading this book. I WARN you,  you will need an abundance of tissues at your disposal, you may even need to put this book down several times to get your head around things and to calm your nerves down, and most importantly, you will DEFINITELY need an ALCOHOLIC drink when you’ve finished – I know I did.
“I truly loved her for the short period of time we had together. I felt as if she was part of my destiny.
To see that destiny leave was the most unexplainable feeling. It was also the worst” 
November Snow takes off from where book one,  November Rain, ended.
And what an ending that was, leaving us all hanging by a thread on the end of that chuffing cliff eh?
The fate of the bad bloods lie in the hands of the voters of the public and the up and coming elections.
Will they thrive as a community or will they have to cower and hide in the shadows, running for their lives, their futures?
In November Snow, we find out more and more secrets, and things are turning, will it be for the better or the worse?
With every new page you read, you get a taste of everything that left you with questions in the first place…and a whole boat load more…
“He told her about her soul, and she told him about her dreams and stories.
And everything began to unravel from there.” 
The characters developed beautifully and even though I wished I could’ve known more about their endings I am happy I got to spend time in their world, as cruel as it sounded in the beginning.
Such a fantastic and mind-blowing book, heck a series so far (I’m hoping for more)
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~*~ New Release ~*~ Stroked By Meghan Quinn



We’re celebrating the release of STROKED by Meghan Quinn! 

STROKED by Meghan Quinn
Scheduled to release: July 20, 2016
NA Romantic Comedy

BLURB:
Reese King: Olympic medalist, underwear model, Greek god.

His body is chiseled from rock, sculpted by the weight room, and refined by water.

On a daily basis his skin is completely bare for everyone to see, tan and defined, only covered up by a minuscule piece of spandex. There is no denying his sex appeal.

I hate to admit it, but I’m head over heels infatuated with him.

There is one HUGE problem though. His achingly gorgeous abs, inked up arm, and cocky swagger belong to my boss, the high-profile, reality star bitch from hell and certified heinous human being, Bellini Chambers.

What I think is going to be an easy job assisting a glorified wench turns into a cluster f*ck of epic proportions.

 

 

 

 

GIVEAWAY:

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About the Author:
Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.
Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.
Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!
Find me on Goodreads:

~*~ New Release & Review ~*~ November Rain (Bad Bloods, #1) by Shannon A. Thompson

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Bad Bloods Book Release!

Letter from the author:

Publishing is quite the journey! As some of you know, Bad Bloods was my first published book—originally released when I was only 16 in 2007—but now that I’m older, I am beyond ecstatic that Bad Bloods is getting a second chance almost a decade later. Special thanks goes out to my publisher, Clean Teen Publishing, for believing in this story, and of course, an extra thanks goes out to all the book bloggers reading and reviewing it. You all are my stars.

Bad Bloods in 35 words or less: 17-year-old Serena is the only bad blood to escape execution. Now symbolized for an election, she must prove her people are human despite hindering abilities before everyone is killed and a city is destroyed.

November Rain, Part One, released TODAY

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November Snow, Part Two, releases July 25, 2016

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Series Synopsis:

Seventeen-year-old Serena isn’t human. She is a bad blood, and in the city of Vendona, bad bloods are executed. In the last moments before she faces imminent death, a prison guard aids her escape and sparks a revolt. Back on the streets determined to destroy her kind, Serena is spared by a fellow bad blood named Daniel. His past tragedies are as equally mysterious as her connection to them. Unbeknownst to the two, this connection is the key to winning an election for bad bloods’ rights to be seen as human again. But Serena is the only one who can secure Vendona’s vote.

When the two unite, their accidental relationship becomes the catalyst for a twelve-year war to continue. Exposing the twisted past of a corrupt city, Daniel, Serena, and every bad blood they know will come together to fight and win, but very few of them will survive to see the day. Bad blood or human, a city will burn, and all will be united by catastrophic secrets and irrevocable tragedy.

What are readers already saying?

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“The best duology I’ve ever read! Action packed. Fast paced. Heartbreaking. The ending brought me to tears and made my heart melt.”Crazy Beautiful Reads

“A fast paced fantasy, sci-fi story full of exciting characters with their own fascinating abilities and background stories. Didn’t disappoint one bit! For fans of Red Queen and Shatter Me: this one is definitely something you should check out!” The Book Prints

“Fresh and alluring. November Rain is an amazing treat. I loved it and can’t wait to be an avid fan of the series. The series is definitely going to be worth drooling over.” – Read, Watch, and Think 

“I recommend November Rain for EVERYONE but especially fans of dystopian and SCIFI. A great novel… It was full of strong characters each with their own background and an interesting world.”The Book Forums

My Review:

Firstly I want to begin by saying a HUGE thank you to Shannon for giving me a copy of this amazing book and being so incredibly awesome!

Set in a distant future, November Rain takes place in a city called Vendona. A city that is divided between humans and Bad Bloods -I believe the bad bloods to be sort of human/hybrid as they each seem to posses a different set of powers.

We meet a young teen named Serena, and the opening few pages show Serena’s battle of trying to escape imprisonment from a camp she’s currently in. A camp where terrible things happen to young bad Bloods. Having been helped by someone within the camp Serena does what she knows best – she runs.

Running on the streets, with fear in her heart,  and for her life Serena becomes involved in another sticky situation where she is saved by a dark and handsome male – Daniel. She desperately need to get back to her family, her flock, but Daniel takes her somewhere else to recuperate and recover.

With the elections at their door, everyone is even more tense and colder than they used to be.

Is this what humans have turned like?

Can Serena and her flock figure out what is going on?

Can they trust a human to win the elections to save their bad blood civilisations?

What will happen when Serena & Daniel can’t deny their feelings for one another any longer?

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Excerpt:

“I’m here to say goodbye,” I blurted out, speaking over my deafening thoughts.

He blinked, startled, and I knew I had yelled it at him, but his expression softened as he stepped closer to me. He took another step, and I couldn’t move. He even reached out and touched my hand, wrapping his fingers around the flower until it was in his grasp instead of mine. “You keep saying goodbye,” he said, “yet you keep coming back.” He tucked the white flower behind my ear.

“I know.”

November Rain, Part One, released TODAY

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November Snow, Part Two, releases July 25, 2016

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~*~ Review Blitz ~*~ Defiance (The Reaper Series #1) R.S. Broadhead

Defiance (The Reaper Series, #1)

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I. Am. Death.

His only job? To watch.

Watch the family Fate branded for death be butchered by a random drunk.

Cadeus Reaper was created by Grim for reaping souls. So why can’t he do the one thing he was made for?

Cadeus always knew he was different from other Reapers. Still – he struggled to fit in, to follow orders, and earn his way to the top spot of Demoral as he was intended for, that is until he reaps a soul for the first time.

He defied Death’s law by attempting to stop a human from being executed.

He failed.

Or so he thought.
His crime would not go unpunished or unnoticed.
Trapped. In a cell. For over twenty years as mental and physical abuse haunted him–only to discover that the girl he tried to save is very much alive–but will soon be dead.

With no other choice, Cadeus has to do the impossible. Escape an inescapable prison. With the help of a newfound friend, he manages to reach freedom, only to find the world he once knew is gone. Grim has disappeared, leaving utter chaos. Fate, along with other Reapers, have taken over his home, the realm of Nekroun Earth.

Along with Demons and Angels, Fate has demanded the girl that Cadeus saved be found. Can Cadeus get to her first? Or will she end up in the hands of a fate she’s been running from?

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My Review:

WOW!
Firsltly I would like to give a huge thanks to the lovely R.S. Broadhead for kindly providing me with a copy of “Defiance” to read and review.
This is my first time reading anything written by her BUT I without a doubt will be stalking her social media waiting for new books to be released……Another author to add to my top list and another one to stalk 🙂
From the very first chapter this book blows you away….and I mean literally.
The characters jump out at you, begging you to like them, Ryker is a funny onion and I do hope we get to see more of him.
Cade is different from other Reapers.
He feels when he shouldn’t. He doesn’t understand why he does where no one else does.
Going against the order and trying to save a family that was destined to die lands him in a lifetime of imprisonment and from there everything changes for him.
I loved the whole concept with reapers, Fate, Grim and the Angels and Demons.
Their enemies are powerful, but with some unimaginable help they get set on the right path at learning how to defeat them. When they find one piece of this freak show of a puzzle they have to put together, all hell breaks loose, keeping you enthralled. It was one helluva page turner, leaving me wanting more.
This book leaves you literally screaming for more!
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~*~ Release Day Blitz ~*~ Defiance (The Reaper Series #1) R.S. Broadhead

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Defiance (The Reaper Series Book 1) by @RS Broadhead is now live!

I. Am. Death.

His only job? To watch.

Watch the family Fate branded for death be butchered by a random drunk.

Cadeus Reaper was created by Grim for reaping souls. So why can’t he do the one thing he was made for?

Cadeus always knew he was different from other Reapers. Still – he struggled to fit in, to follow orders, and earn his way to the top spot of Demoral as he was intended for, that is until he reaps a soul for the first time.

He defied Death’s law by attempting to stop a human from being executed.

He failed.

Or so he thought.
His crime would not go unpunished or unnoticed.
Trapped. In a cell. For over twenty years as mental and physical abuse haunted him–only to discover that the girl he tried to save is very much alive–but will soon be dead.

With no other choice, Cadeus has to do the impossible. Escape an inescapable prison. With the help of a newfound friend, he manages to reach freedom, only to find the world he once knew is gone. Grim has disappeared, leaving utter chaos. Fate, along with other Reapers, have taken over his home, the realm of Nekroun Earth.

Along with Demons and Angels, Fate has demanded the girl that Cadeus saved be found. Can Cadeus get to her first? Or will she end up in the hands of a fate she’s been running from?

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Excerpt:

I tried to block the portal, but was hit in the jaw with the wood from another sickle. A blade whizzed past me so fast it practically hummed through the air. I heard a thud, and Izzy screamed before it closed. The pain in my jaw was nothing compared to the heavy feeling my heart felt at that moment. Sophia lay in front of me, gasping for breath. Her chest moved up and down in a rapid motion.

I ran a hand over her hair, pushing it away from her face. “I’m so sorry.” I had never meant the words more. It was my fault she was dying. Tears spilled out of my eyes. “Just get away from me,” she screamed. Her sobs turned into choked gasps. “I don’t want to die,” she whispered before she quit breathing.

“Get him up. You’ve got to be the stupidest sack of shit Grim’s ever made,” Paradan, Grim’s first sergeant, said. His voice was so harsh. The harshest I had ever heard it, but I didn’t care. Two Demorals snatched me from the ground. My jaw pounded. I winced as I tried to move it.

Their grip was solid around my arms. They thought I would fight them, but there was no fight left in me. I did what I thought was right. Those little girls’ blood would forever stain me and haunt my dreams. I deserved whatever punishment Grim had in store for me.

Whatever it may be.

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~*~ Cover Reveal ~*~ Haunted by the King of Death (Eternal Mates #11) by Felicity Heaton

It’s time for the cover reveal of the next Eternal Mates series book, Haunted by the King of Death. I’m sure everyone has been curious about the savage, merciless vampire Lord Van der Garde since he prowled onto the scene in the second book in the series, Claimed by a Demon King, and now it’s time to find out why this dangerous and deadly alpha male is just so damned distant and untrusting of females.

If you haven’t had a chance to step into this passionate and action-packed world of dark elves, fae, demons, vampires, shifters and hunters, then you can take the leap with the first book in the series, Kissed by a Dark Prince, which is only 99c / 99p right now. Find the links to your favourite retailers at: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/kissed-by-a-dark-prince-paranormal-romance-novel.php

Here’s more about the next book in the series, due for release on July 30th!

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Haunted by the King of Death (Eternal Mates Romance Series Book 11)

Felicity Heaton

A ruthless vampire warrior, Grave Van der Garde rules the mercenary Preux Chevaliers with an iron fist, determined to retain his hard-won position as one of the most powerful men in Hell and his reputation as the heartless King of Death. But beneath the cold façade beats the heart of a vampire torn between love and hate, ripped in two directions by a single ethereally beautiful female—his fated phantom mate.

Driven by her phantom instincts, Isla used a spell to make her solid in order to deceive the vampire who killed her sister’s demon mate and have revenge on him, condemning him with a single kiss to become a phantom too. But her plan took an unexpected turn when she fell in love with him, and with her new life, and the night she betrayed him shattered both of their hearts. Now, he lives to make her suffer through their connection, one that is fading with them as they begin to slip into the phantom world, and she must face the monster she created if she is to save herself and the vampire she still loves.

With a demon from Grave’s past determined to destroy him and everything he holds dear, and the clock ticking down to their inevitable doom, can he and Isla overcome their past and their pride to work together to claim the future they both desire deep in their hearts? Or will death finally catch up with the vampire king and his phantom mate?

Pre-order your copy of Haunted by the King of Death today at: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/haunted-by-the-king-of-death-paranormal-romance-novel.php

Haunted by the King of Death is due for release in ebook and paperback on July 30th 2016 and will be available from all major online book retailers on that day, including Barnes and Noble Nook.

Join Felicity’s mailing list to receive a notification when Haunted by the King of Death is released, PLUS a sneak preview of the first 5 chapters of the book and chances to win a signed paperback copy: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/newsletter.php

Add the book to your Goodreads shelf at: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28524677-haunted-by-the-king-of-death

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About Felicity Heaton:

Felicity Heaton is a New York Times and USA Today international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books, she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons! If you’re a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.

If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. If you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling Vampire Erotic Theatre series. Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at the new Eternal Mates series.

If you want to know more about Felicity, or want to get in touch, you can find her at the following places: