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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Midnight Captive Releasing!~~~ Exclusive excerpt!!


So as you all know we are in the process of closing on our house and moving... as well as having two boys in baseball so my life right now is like BEYOND hectic and i haven't gotten a chance to read Midnight Captive yet (totally bummed about that) so I have included my review of Midnight Action the last book in the series. 


Enjoy! And don't miss out on the awesome series!

This is FOR SURE ON MY VERY SOON TBR!!!




MIDNIGHT CAPTIVE by Elle Kennedy


“Get back in the car,” he said sternly.
Bailey glared at him. “No.” Shoulders rigid, she turned toward the open passenger window and addressed her colleague. “Thanks for the assist today. I owe you one.”
Then, to Sean’s dismay, she tapped the window frame to signal Rafe to drive, and the tight-lipped bastard actually did, leaving the smell of oil and car exhaust in his wake.
“Damn it,” Sean burst out. “Get the fuck out of here, Bailey. I don’t need you.”
“Yes, you do.” She folded her arms, anger coloring her tone. “You’re still playing games, but I know something is wrong. I know you.”
The volatile emotions bubbling inside him spilled over like a volcanic eruption. “What, you think because you’ve had my cock inside you that it means you know me? Think again, luv.”
His crude words brought a flush to her cheeks, and her expression went stricken. He knew she was thinking about their night together. The way he’d filled her. Fucked her. And now he was thinking about it too, the sheer perfection of her hot pussy clamped around him, her nails raking down his back as she moaned in abandon.
Sean’s gaze dropped to her mouth, those pale pink lips that had so eagerly kissed him that night.
But of course she’d been eager. She’d thought she was kissing Oliver, for Christ’s sake. He’d been making love to Bailey that night, but she sure as hell hadn’t been making love to him.
“You don’t know me,” he said flatly. “You were never interested in knowing me, and I don’t want you here.”
“Well, too bad, because I’m not going anywhere.”
Sean struggled to control his frustration. He’d known she was stubborn, but seeing that muleheadedness firsthand made him want to strangle her.
“I’m serious. Starting now, I’m your fucking shadow, Sean. I won’t—”
“He has Ollie.”
Bailey froze. “Rabbit?”
Sean pressed his fists against his sides, pissed off that he’d caved. No, that she’d broken him.



My Review of Midnight Action



She’s got a broken heart...
and a fully loaded arsenal....

Ex–army ranger Jim Morgan leads a team of elite mercenaries, but eighteen years ago in Paris, he was part of a black ops unit whose mission was to hunt down a rogue operative. In order to trap the criminal, Jim seduced Noelle, the man’s daughter—a ruthless act that cost him the love of his life and turned her into a mortal enemy. Now he can’t trust her, but he still desires her. He also needs her help....

Older, wiser, and unwilling to play the fool again, Noelle runs a group of highly skilled assassins. And she’s just been offered the hit of the century: Eliminate Jim Morgan. History gives them no reason to trust each other, but with their lives in jeopardy at the hands of a common enemy, the lines between love and hate are soon blurred. Now Noelle and Jim must face the past if they want to have a future—let alone a future together.



Review
4 Stars

Going into Midnight Action I was a little apprehensive...it was book 5 in a series.. and I hadn't read the other 4 books! This is not something I would normally do.. but Jessica over at Penguin had so much enthusiasm in her email about this book, I really couldn't NOT read it. I don't know how much Noelle and Morgan are featured in previous books, but I truly believe this one can be read as a stand alone (AND SHOULD BE READ). Now if you want to read the whole kit and caboodle feel free and I can say with utmost certainty they are probably all worth the read. Midnight Action has many intricate pieces all woven together so perfectly to create this amazing and heart pounding tale.  I was dying to find out why these previous sweethearts were now tone cold enemies! How do you get from love to hate? And what happens when you have 19 years to let that hate fester? SOOO MUCH GOODNESS!!  There is a lot going on in Midnight Action  so I beg you to pay close attention to you don't miss out on anything! And just a tiny bit of info before I go and leave you to hopefully read Midnight Action for yourself.. there is some SLIGHT M/M  in Midnight Action ( again I don't know if this is a common theme in the series) but it's not in your face and was done really well.. so even if it's not your thing (it's not mine) I still believe you would really enjoy this story.


About the Author

A RITA-award nominated author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.

Elle currently publishes with Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Harlequin Blaze, Samhain Publishing, and NAL. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Asking For It Blog Tour







ASKING FOR IT by Lilah Pace
Blog Tour Information

Book blurb:
“This is who I am. This is what I want. Now I need a man dangerous enough to give it to me.” 


Graduate student Vivienne Charles is afraid of her own desires—ashamed to admit that she fantasizes about being taken by force, by a man who will claim her completely and without mercy. When the magnetic, mysterious Jonah Marks learns her secret, he makes an offer that stuns her: they will remain near-strangers to each other, and meet in secret so that he can fulfill her fantasy.



Their arrangement is twisted. The sex is incredible. And—despite their attempts to stay apart—soon their emotions are bound together as tightly as the rope around Vivienne’s wrists. But the secrets in their pasts threaten to turn their affair even darker...



Reader Advisory: Asking for It deals explicitly with fantasies of non-consensual sex. Readers sensitive to portrayals of non-consensual sex should be advised. 


Buy links:


ASKING FOR IT by Lilah Pace
EXCERPT

It's all delightful fun until you have to explain your life choices to your shrink.
"To say I have mixed feelings about this," Doreen said, "would be putting it lightly."
"You're not supposed to give opinions about my life. That's not what therapists do, right? They listen."
Doreen shoots me a look. "Have we ever had a traditional patient-therapist relationship?"
"No," I admit.
"And I doubt we're going to start now. Besides, I gave you my opinion when you asked whether or not I could 'believe this.' If you weren't uncertain about your decision, you wouldn't have asked."
She just poked through the bubble of giddiness I've floated in since Jonah and I spoke two nights earlier. All the concerns I had – that I still have – become clear once more.
She says, "I have to admit, I feared your meetings with Jonah would prove destructive, and they haven't. The shame you've carried about your rape fantasy has diminished to some degree. Both he and you took precautions to ensure your safety. Best-case scenario, I'd say. But you need to be aware what you're doing now – merging your fantasy life and your emotional life – that's about a thousand times more complicated."
"What's going to be so different?" I snap.
"You tell me."
I hate it when Doreen makes me answer my own questions, mostly because I usually do know the answers. They're just answers I don't like. For a moment I fidget on the couch – pushing up the arms of my white cardigan, curling my feet beneath me. But I can't postpone replying for long. "… I still wonder what kind of a man has such powerful fantasies about rape. When we play our games, he knows exactly what would scare me. He knows how to be cruel. He's thought about that a lot."
"That's a valid consideration."
"How can I judge him for that when I have rape fantasies too?"
"You know why you're so fixated on them. You don't know why he is."
I want to tell Doreen my theories about his family – about his anger with his mother, the way her threats might have taught him about violence. However, I remain quiet. Doreen would simply say that it's only a theory, with absolutely no proof to support it. She would be correct.
More gently, Doreen says, "Have you ever considered telling Jonah the truth about your rape?"
"No." The word comes out more sharply than I intended.
"You've still never told anyone besides your mother and me, have you?"
I shake my head. "Nobody else."
One time, years later, I tried to tell Chloe the truth about that night. But she shut me down before I'd even revealed the whole story, telling me I'd always been jealous of her, asking whether I'd come on to any of her other boyfriends. It wasn't exactly a moment for the Sisterly Bonding Hall of Fame. So Chloe still doesn't know. "Refusing to believe" is the same as "not knowing," right? For my sister, it might as well be.
"It's your secret. A piece of your life that's yours to share or not to share, as you see fit. You never have to tell a soul if you don't want to." Doreen has never tried to make me feel ashamed of my own silence, for which I'm deeply grateful. Sometimes I see courageous rape survivors on television or the internet, braving clueless commentators or vicious trolls to speak out about their experiences, and my admiration of them is mirrored by my own sense of cowardice. She continues, "But keeping this secret from Jonah – giving him that kind of power, without knowing how deep your wounds lie –"
"I've handled it so far," I say. Which is true.
So far, though, Jonah and I have played "softer" games. Ones where I could easily reassert myself at any second. I want more than that from him, though. I want him to tie me up. I want him to fight me, to defeat me.
I want him to own me.

When the sex between Jonah and me turned out to be so freaking amazing, I thought maybe I'd disarmed Anthony's power over me, for good.  What if I only buried the bomb deeper? As Jonah and I dig further into my darkest fantasies, we might be getting closer to the fuse.



Review
4 Stars


Asking For It is definitely out of my comfort zone and the type of
sex depicted in it is totally not my thing. But the characters? The characters
intrigued me beyond belief I HAD to know what was behind the wants they had and
how or if they would ever over come them. Rape is just so traumatic (not that I
could even begin to understand it) and not something I could even try to take
lightly and I was scared going into Asking For it if we hadn't constantly been
in the heroines head it might have ended up being a DNF for me but we know that
while she's enjoying it and wants it she also isn't happy about her enjoyment of
it. Truthfully this book WILL not be for everyone and it it wasn't for all the
other great aspects of it it wouldn't have been for me but finding out the
truths and having to know the outcome kept me hooked and there just wasn't any
possibility of me putting it down




About the author:
Lilah Pace is a pseudonym for a New York Times bestselling YA author. This is her first adult novel.



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Asking For It by Lilah Pace Review



“This is who I am. This is what I want. Now I need a man dangerous enough to give it to me.” 

Graduate student Vivienne Charles is afraid of her own desires—ashamed to admit that she fantasizes about being taken by force, by a man who will claim her completely and without mercy. When the magnetic, mysterious Jonah Marks learns her secret, he makes an offer that stuns her: they will remain near-strangers to each other, and meet in secret so that he can fulfill her fantasy.

Their arrangement is twisted. The sex is incredible. And—despite their attempts to stay apart—soon their emotions are bound together as tightly as the rope around Vivienne’s wrists. But the secrets in their pasts threaten to turn their affair even darker...

Reader Advisory: Asking for It deals explicitly with fantasies of non-consensual sex. Readers sensitive to portrayals of non-consensual sex should be advised. 



Review


4 Stars


Asking For It is definitely out of my comfort zone and the type of
sex depicted in it is totally not my thing. But the characters? The characters
intrigued me beyond belief I HAD to know what was behind the wants they had and
how or if they would ever over come them. Rape is just so traumatic (not that I
could even begin to understand it) and not something I could even try to take
lightly and I was scared going into Asking For it if we hadn't constantly been
in the heroines head it might have ended up being a DNF for me but we know that
while she's enjoying it and wants it she also isn't happy about her enjoyment of
it. Truthfully this book WILL not be for everyone and it it wasn't for all the
other great aspects of it it wouldn't have been for me but finding out the
truths and having to know the outcome kept me hooked and there just wasn't any
possibility of me putting it down. 





Review & Release Suddenly One Summer


From the New York Times bestselling author of It Happened One Wedding comes a novel about a man and a woman whose summer is about to get very, very steamy…

Divorce lawyer Victoria Slade has seen enough unhappy endings to swear off marriage forever. That doesn't mean she's opposed to casual dating—just not with her cocky new neighbor, who is as gorgeous and tempting as he is off-limits. But once she agrees to take on his sister's case, she's as determined to win as ever—even if that means teaming up with Ford…

Investigative journalist Ford Dixon is bent on finding the man who got his sister pregnant and left her high and dry. He's willing to partner with Victoria, despite the fact that the beautiful brunette gets under his skin like no other woman. He might not be looking to settle down, but there's no denying the scorching attraction between them. Still, the more time he spends with Victoria, the more he realizes that the one woman as skeptical about love as he is might be the only woman he could really fall for…



Review
3.5 Stars

Just in time for summer...Totally a perfect title Suddenly One Summer. This is a total beach/pool side read. Light and easy..super quick. With really likable and relate-able characters. It touches lightly on some as the character put it "messed up issues" but nothing that got my eyes watering. Ford is totally drool worthy and dreamy... and Victoria could be one of your best friends.... together they are a great pair. The witty banter and sexual tension is what totally makes this book worth while.




About the Author
New York Times bestselling author Julie James practiced law with one of the nation's largest firms for several years until she began writing screenplays. After Hollywood producers optioned two of her scripts, she decided to leave the practice of law to write full-time. Her books have been translated into sixteen languages and Julie’s next novel, SUDDENLY ONE SUMMER, will be available June 2.

Julie James lives with her husband and two children in Chicago, where she is working on her next novel.

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