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WWW Wednesday | February 22nd

Hello loves! Welcome to another WWW Wednesday post hosted by the lovely Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. This week hasn’t been over productive for me as far as reading goes, but thats okay we can’t win every week right? Anyway, hopefully next week will be a little bit better because I have a couple books I need to get read.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

 

 



 

What are you currently reading?

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What did you recently finish reading?

 

 



 

 

What do you think you’ll read next?

 

 



 

 

What are you guys reading this week? Have you read any of these books?  What did you think? Let’s chat!

Until next time…

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Salvation’s Inferno by Kat Mizera | Cover Reveal

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Take a look at this HOT cover for Salvation’s Inferno!
Releasing on March 21st, you don’t want to miss this amazing book!

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Blurb:

Baseball superstar Dante Lamonte is a broken man. Reeling from the horrific double murder that took the lives of his pregnant fiancée as well as his best friend, he turns to alcohol and kinky sex for solace. But there is no relief for him.

Becca Hernandez is a sweet, professional young woman who’s never had much luck with men—or sex. She treasures memories of a one-night stand with the mesmerizing baseball player who rocked her world physically and emotionally. If only he wasn’t way out of her league.

When their paths cross again, the sparks of passion burn hotter than ever, and this time it’s Dante who needs Becca. She’s just not sure she can live with his unorthodox sexual activities. When details of their night of kinky fun are leaked to the press, Becca stands to lose everything—her job, her reputation, and the man she loves. Dante has to battle both inner demons and real-life foes to save the woman he loves, but time may be running out.

THIS IS A STANDALONE.

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About the Author:

Kat Mizera is a South Florida native. Born in Miami Beach with a healthy dose of wanderlust, she’s called Los Angeles, Long Island, upstate New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Atlanta home. She’s never been able to pick which locale is her favorite, but if pressed, she’d probably choose the west coast.

Kat’s a typical PTA mom with a wonderful and supportive husband (Kevin) and two amazing boys (Nick and Max). When she’s not writing, she’s either scrapbooking or indulging in her second love (after writing) – traveling. Greece is one of her favorite places in the world. She loves that Athens is a big city with a small-town feel. The food, beaches and culture keep her going back as often as possible. She hopes to retire there one day so she can spend her days writing books on the beach.

Kat has been a working freelance writer for nearly 30 years. She sold her first article–a review of a rock concert–for $10 in 1985. Since then she’s been an entertainment journalist, waitress, bartender, legal assistant, food critic, magazine editor, substitute teacher, and sports writer. She also spent some time working at A & M Records in Los Angeles.

As you can guess from her series, the Las Vegas Sidewinders, Kat loves hockey. She is also a freelance hockey writer, covering her favorite team, the Florida Panthers, and any other teams that have an interesting story. The rest of the time, she writes novels: sexy, romantic fiction that she hopes makes you as happy as it makes her. There’s something enticing about hockey players and romance…

Connect with Kat:

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Lucky by Carina Adams | Cover Reveal

 
Publication Date: March 1, 2017
 
Cover Design: Melody Simmons

Blurb

Everyone loves Lucky # 7.
He’s the whole package – smart, athletic, and sexy as sin.
A filthy talking bad boy, he can have any woman he wants.
Except me.
A chance encounter. One unforgettable night.
That’s all we could ever have. At least, that’s what we tell ourselves.
Fate has other plans.
If anyone found out, I would lose my job.
He could lose his scholarship.
Some things are worth the risk.
Sometimes, you have to cross your fingers,
Roll the dice, and hope lady luck is on your side.

About Carina Adams

 

Carina Adams has been writing and creating characters for as long as she can remember, allowing her to fall in love with the next man of her dreams with every new story.

Thankfully, fate stepped in and granted her the ultimate wish – a life full of men. Carina lives in a picturesque New England town with her husband, the man who ruined the thought of all others, and two amazing sons who always keep her on her toes.

Carina received her MBA in May, but would much rather play with her imaginary friends (the voices in her head) than work her 8 to 5. When she isn’t trying to juggle being a working mom with karate and football practices, surprising her children with her sci-fi movie knowledge, or writing, you can find her with her nose pressed against her kindle, laughing with friends, or living life vicariously as her Derby Girl persona, Writers Block. 

Carina is the author the of Bastards MC series and best selling Forever Red. She is currently writing Out of The Blue, the follow up to Forever Red. She loves to hear feedback from her readers, no matter what type. You can email her at: carinaadamswrites@gmail.com

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Going Down Hard by Carly Phillips | Release Blitz

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Going Down Hard, a sexy new standalone from Carly Phillips is now LIVE!!!

Going Down Hard
by Carly Phillips
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Billionaire Bad Boys: Rich, Powerful and sexy as hell.

Derek West rose from poverty to take the tech world by storm. He’s sexy, confident and gets any woman he wants. And who he wants is Cassie Storm, the rich girl he’s never been good enough for.

She’s desperate to save her family’s company and there’s only one man who can help. But Derek isn’t interested in helping. He wants to possess both the company and the woman he’s never been able to forget.

His plan? To seduce her out of his head. Except once he’s had a taste of Cassie, he doesn’t want to let her go. Her family remembers where he came from, and they won’t allow it. When the truth about their pasts comes to light, though, it may be Cassie who’s going down hard.

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Meet Carly Phillips:

Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels, including the Indie published, Dare to Love Series. She is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers.

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Damage Control by Lisa Renne Jones| Release Blitz

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Damage Control (Dirty Money Book 2) by Lisa Renee Jones
Release Date: February 21st
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Wall Street meets the Sons of Anarchy in Damage Control, the smoldering, scorching next novel in the explosively sexy Dirty Money series.

The only thing more dangerous than a dark secret is a damaged heart…

Shane Brandon has been pushed to the brink, torn between his corrupt family and his explosive, all-consuming desire for Emily Stevens, who he now knows is not who, and what, she seems. Has he trusted the wrong person? Will she, not his brother Derek, be the ultimate destruction of his family Empire?

Emily tries to run from Shane, but he will stop her, confront her, force her to reveal all — one hot touch and kiss at a time, under every intimate detail of who this woman is, and what she wants, is exposed. But as he tears away the dangers of the unknowns with the woman in his bed, and in his heart, The Martina Cartel has set their sights on his company, his family, and the one piece of leverage they believe he won’t gamble with: Emily.

Excerpt:

“You make me remember I need to be good and right in my choices.”

“Do you ever question doing what is good and right?”

“There have been times when I felt like my hand was forced.”

“When you were a lawyer?”

“No,” I say. “I manipulated the law, as does every attorney, but I never broke it. I’m talking about when I’m with my family.”

“Did you go where they lead?”

“Not so far.”

“That sounds like you might.”

“I don’t want to be them.”

“You aren’t them. You don’t have to be them.”

“I know that,” I say. “But you just keep telling me so I don’t forget.” Her legs hit the bed frame and she grips my arms.

I lean into a kiss and she pulls back, her hand pressing on my chest. “Wait. Now it’s my turn to say talk to me. Are you okay?”

“Death happened. The one thing I can’t control. It’s not the night to push me to stop protecting you. Not tonight. Can you do that?”

“Yes. We can.”

“We,” I repeat, “and that word sounds as good on my tongue as I know you’re going to taste. I’m going to make love to you properly. The way I plan to many times in our future.” I reach down and untie her robe, letting it fall open; my fingers sliding underneath just far enough to tease her nipples. They pucker beneath my touch, and her lashes flutter, settling on her cheeks. “But when it’s over, I’m going to fuck you hard and fast again.”

I tug gently on her nipples and she bites her lips. “Look at me,” I order gently.

She opens her eyes, and there is desire in their depths, but there are shadows there too,. I do not think she intends for me to see doubt or uncertainty that wasn’t there before. That I do not like or wish to know ever again. I want it gone. Now. Tomorrow. Forever. I reach up and rip the silk tie from her robe, wrapping it around my hand, before I reach up and caress the robe off her shoulder, letting it tumble to the ground.

“Give me your hands,” I order, but it’s really a question: Does she still trust me?

She studies me for several beats, her eyes narrowing ever so slightly, and I do not know what she sees in mine, but she offers me her hands. I wrap the silk around her wrists then lean in close to her, my cheek against her cheek, my body touching her nowhere else. “Now you’re at my mercy.”

“Yes,” she agrees. “I am.”

“How do you feel about that?”

“Warm.”

My lips curve with the answer that is every bit the combination of sweet sexy honesty I’ve come to expect from her. “I’m going to make you warmer.”

“Promise?”

I go still with that question, which on the surface is innocent, but I wonder if it truly is or if it’s about those shadows in her eyes. “I promise,” I say. “And you know, I never—”

“Make a promise you don’t keep.”

“Exactly,” I say, and her reference to my previous words tells me that I am not the only one on a mission of trust, and I intend to deserve hers.

I bring my hands to just above her shoulders, letting them lightly touch her before beginning a slow caress downward. She makes a soft little sound that has my cock thickening and my blood running hot, but I won’t rush this. My lips follow, tracing a line down one of her arms, then the other. I lean and caress my lips over hers, a feather light touch that teases me, if not her.

I take her hands in mine, pressing them behind her head. “Hold them there, for me, so I can see all of you. Understand?”

“You intend to tease me incessantly,” she says, without so much as a hint of hesitation. “Yes. I understand.”

I wrap my arm around her waist and pull her naked body against me, my free hand on hers above her head, our mouths a breath apart. “I intend to lick every part of you, and then do it again, so yes. If that’s the definition of incessant teasing, then yes. I am going to tease you incessantly.” I close my mouth down on hers, my tongue licking into her mouth, a deep, hungry tasting I force myself to end far too quickly. “That was the beginning. Should I could continue?”

“Yes. Please.”

“Please,” I say. “I like that.”

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Hard Rules (Dirty Money 1)

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About the Author:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series. Suzanne Todd (producer of Alice in Wonderland) on the INSIDE OUT series: Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. Sara’s character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy – a modern girl we all can identify with.

In addition to the success of Lisa’s INSIDE OUT series, Lisa has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists. Lisa is presently working on a dark, edgy new series, Dirty Money, for St. Martin’s Press.

Prior to publishing Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by the Dallas Women’s Magazine. In 1998 Lisa was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at www.lisareneejones.com and she is active on Twitter and Facebook daily.

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Connect with the Author:

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Reviews

Parker by Jillian Quinn | Review

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Title: Parker

Author: Jillian Quinn

Series: #1 in the Face-Off Series

Goodreads Synopsis:

I’m Alex Parker, the best defenseman in the NHL, heartbreaker, and troublemaker. My team had the best penalty kill record in the league, thanks to me. I was on a winning team and so close to the Stanley Cup before I hooked up with the wrong puck bunny—the team owner’s granddaughter. Oops! So, they shipped me off to Philadelphia to play for the Flyers, one of the worst teams in the league.

My agent thinks I need to clean up my act. I drink too much. I sleep around too much. He assigns Charlotte Coachman, aka Coach, to whip me into shape. Coach is a sexy as hell sports agent that challenges me, and every time we’re around each other it’s as if we’re having our own face-off. I want her but she has strict rules about dating clients. And I like breaking them

 

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Okay, so I admit I might not be a big sports viewer, however, I am a HUGE fan of sports romance, especially hockey. I also enjoyed Jillian Quinn’s first novel Corrupt Me so I just knew I would enjoy Parker, and I did! It was steamy and sexy and right up my alley!

Alex Parker is the bad boy of hockey. He has found himself on a path of self destruction, his poison of choice? Drinking and women. Parker is good at what he does, but his bad boy ways get him into too much trouble and he gets traded to one of the worst teams in the league. I LOVED Alex, not going to lie. You guys know I’m a sucker for a bad boy that has a big heart, and Alex was the perfect combination. Yes he is a total manwhore and an egotistical ass, however, he is such a sweet flirt and has such a big heart! Especially with kids and his younger fans, I mean come on that is swoon worthy in it’s own right. He is also struggling with the passing of his dad, he can’t seem to find his way until the hard ass Coach puts him back on track.

Charlotte Coachman is one of the best sports agents there is, she is tough and ruthless, and she doesn’t take any shit from the men she works with. She has worked hard to get where she is, in the midst of a male dominated career. I loved Coach as a female lead as well. I always love a female lead that has a backbone, and let me tell you she is VERY hard on Parker. But let’s be honest she is a badass, and it’s what he needed so it is totally okay! But Coach has another side to her, Charlotte, and while Coach is a badass, Charlotte, is still a little broken from the things that happened in the past. I think that writing a character like Charlotte really added an extra level to this book. It gave her character more depth and appeal.

Parker had the same kind of writing style that I enjoyed from Quinn in Corrupt Me. And if you have read Corrupt Me, then you will see some nods to that book in Parker. However, I do think I enjoyed the overall writing in this book a little bit more. The flow and timing of this book was well done. It was what I expected going in, and I wasn’t disappointed. I think for me the only thing that could have taken this book up one level would be a little bit of sexual tension between Coach and Jamie, her best friend, but even without that I still enjoyed this book thoroughly. I would highly recommend tis for anyone who likes a hot romance within the sports world. I can’t wait for the next one in this series from Quinn!

Also, let’s all just take a moment to appreciate the hockey references thrown in during the sex scenes! I think that was a first and man was it H-O-T!!

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Overall Rating: 4/5 Stars
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So Right by Darcy Burke | Blog Tour & Review with Giveaway

Meet Darcy:

Darcy Burke is the USA Today Bestselling Author of hot, action-packed historical and sexy, emotional contemporary romance. A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her guitar-strumming husband, their two hilarious kids who seem to have inherited the writing gene, and three Bengal cats. Visit Darcy online at www.darcyburke.com and sign up for her newsletter, follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/darcyburke, or like her Facebook page, www.facebook.com/DarcyBurkeFans.
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About the Book:

Kelsey McDade realizes that her love life is one and done. Her last—and only—relationship left her broken and afraid and more than ready to be alone for the long haul. But sexy-charming vineyard manager Luke Westcott pushes all of her buttons in the right way and makes her wonder if she ought to try again.
In nearly twenty-eight years, Luke’s most successful romance has been with the outdoors. Currently single, he’s happy to pour all of his energy into his new winery until Kelsey provokes feelings he didn’t know he was capable of. He can envision their future together—if she’ll let down her guard.
When the ghost of Kelsey’s past causes her to slam on the brakes, Luke is ready to fight for her, even if it means sacrificing himself in the process. Convinced she’s only made wrong choices in the past, Kelsey must decide if Luke—and their love—is worth the greatest risk of all.
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Review:

 
So Right is the second book in the Love On The Vine Series by Darcy Burke. However I read this one as a standalone as this is the first book I have read from Burke. So Right follows Kelsey as she is still struggling to overcome her abusive ex. She puts all she has into her work, and is very proud of it. Luke is one of the owners of the vineyard in town, and runs in the same circle as Kelsey. He is a loner and has problems with sharing his personal life as well as space. This is a slow burning, extremely sweet romance. 

For me this book was only okay. I like a good sweet simple romance every once in a while, but this one was just a little too sweet for my liking. I really enjoyed Luke’s character the most, he is your typical guy next door. He is sweet and caring and has a big heart. He also owns a vineyard… I mean come on that’s my dream guy! He is patient with Kelsey as she is trying to get her life together, and wants nothing more than to be the person that is there for her. Kelsey’s character on the other hand, I did not feel as much love towards. I just found Kelsey’s character super indecisive and kind of annoying at some points. I understand that she is dealing with the aftermath of her abuse, however, I just really didn’t like the way she was written. 

Pretty much 90% of the storyline is what you would expect of your typical romance novel, there is nothing special about it necessarily, and then you get to the last like 3 chapters and get an interesting turn of events. I’m sitting there thinking, well where was this the whole book? Overall it wasn’t a bad book, and it probably is a great book for someone other than me. There just wasn’t anything super exciting that grabbed me and pulled me in for this one. 

Overall rating: 3/5 stars 




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