Monday, December 23, 2013

Addicted for Now by Krista Ritchie & Becca Ritchie

Addicted for Now (Addicted #2)
By Krista Ritchie & Becca Ritchie
Published: November 30, 2013
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary-Romance




He's addicted to booze. She's addicted to sex...staying sober is only half the battle.

No. More. Sex. 

Those are the three words Lily Calloway fears the most. But Loren Hale is determined to be with Lily without enabling her dangerous compulsions. With their new living situation—sleeping in the same bed, for real, together—Lily has new battles. Like not jumping Lo’s bones every night. Not being consumed by sex and his body.

Loren plans to stay sober, to right all of his wrongs. So when someone threatens to expose Lily’s secret to her family and the public, he promises that he’ll do anything to protect her. But with old enemies surfacing, Lo has more at stake than his sobriety.

They will torment Lily until Lo breaks. 

And his worst fear isn’t relapsing. He hears the end. He sees it. The one thing that could change everything. Just three words. 

No. More. Us. 

New Adult Romance recommended for readers 18+ for mature content




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J&M's review:
We are blown away by how great this series is! Book two in the Addicted series is written in dual POV following Lo & Lilly. Krista & Becca Ritchie gives us a whole new twist on romance reads. The story-line is very different, unlike anything we have ever read, it is very deep and touches on some very serious topics. This story between two very broken souls Loren (Lo) Hale & Lily Calloway who are both struggling with their addictions. Lo a recovering alcoholic and Lily a struggling sex addict.

Addicted to You starts with Lily seeking help through her sister Rose, her friends, Conner & Ryke, and her sex therapist. Lo finishes his time in rehab and returns home, he moves in with Lily and her sister in their new place.

Lily & Lo are dealing with things like lust, love, self-respect, self-love, addictions & blackmail. The struggle to overcome ones demons all while trying to seek a path to redemption and a healthy relationship.

This book was simply amazing! Krista and Becca did an outstanding job writing a book with such unique characters & story-line. The authors are extremely versatile and dimensional with their writing & each book is a separate masterpiece as they continue to raise the bar with each new release. We are looking forward to Connor & Rose's story and more so with Ryke & Daisy. We can't wait to see what the authors have in store for us, the anticipation!!!






Meet Becca & Krista



Becca Ritchie is a carnivore of pop culture, television, film and of course YA and NA books. While in college, she worked at The CW television network and put her vampiric knowledge to good use, blogging about hit series and swooning over actors’ abs. When she’s not blogging, she writes novels and has teamed up with her twin sister for their New Adult novel ADDICTED TO YOU. Available July of 2013.

Krista Ritchie is the mind behind popular trading website YA Book Exchange and created Nawanda Files, a book blog that also features books into movies news. When not pouring over entertainment news and the newest releases, she spends her time conducting research in a genetics lab. She’s happy to join forces with her sister, harnessing their twin powers to produce the first in a New Adult series.


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Book 1 & 1.5 in the Addicted Series
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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Tainted (Torn #3) *Cover Reveal*

Tainted (Torn #3)
By K.A. Robinson
Release date: January 25, 2014
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary-Romance



Part One: Facing My Demons
Drake lost everything the day Chloe walked away from him. Feeling angry and hurt by her abandonment, he dives deeper into his cocaine use. Each day becomes a struggle for him. After his band is picked up by a recording studio in Los Angeles, things go from bad to worse. What happens to a man who has lost everything he ever truly cared about?

Part Two: Learning to Love Again
When Drake showed up on Chloe’s doorstep, begging for forgiveness, she couldn’t turn him away. To Chloe, loving Drake is like breathing and she couldn’t bring herself to let him go again.

But what happens next? Follow Chloe and Drake as they learn to forgive and heal together.

Will Drake’s fame get in the way of their happily ever after? Or is love enough to keep them together?

The epic conclusion to Drake and Chloe’s story.






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Friday, December 6, 2013

Surrender to Love by J.C. Valentine

Surrender to Love (Night Calls #3)
By J.C. Valentine
Published: November 12, 2013
Genre: Contemporary-Romance, New Adult


After finding herself out of luck and out of love, Patricia Jacobs has written off the male species. No one but her father has ever given her the love and devotion she knows she deserves, and she’s sick and tired of it. Until she collides, literally, with a man whose devastating smile and seductive charm that should be considered illegal, destroys her plans. He’s everything she’s ever dreamed of in a man: handsome, intelligent, successful, they share a love of cars and best of all; he looks at her like she’s his light in the dark. What more could a girl ask for?

Jonathon Bradshaw, destroyed by a past that has haunted his every waking moment for the last five years, isn’t looking for a serious relationship, until he meets Patricia. Sweet, saucy and as hot as the summer is long, Jon can’t deny the draw he has toward her. For the first time, he has hope. Determined to shake the ghosts of his past, Jon focuses on forging a future with Patti, but he’s always been a master at standing in his own way. 

When Jon’s past refuses to be forgotten, will Patti be able to live with the truth about the man who’s stolen her heart?



Excerpt:
The bad thing about summer was how long the sun took to set. Patti didn’t realize how much time had passed until she heard the heavy thud of a car door nearby. She wasn’t given much time to gather her thoughts before she heard the voice that made her tingle all the way down to her toes.
“So you drive a muscle car and you like to get dirty.” His voice was thick with appreciation and held a touch of laughter.
Patti used her feet to propel herself from under the car. Once she was clear, she found herself looking up into Jon’s incredible blue eyes.
“Damn, and I thought you were stunning before.” His eyes skimmed down her body, and Patti became acutely aware of how much skin she was showing. She snapped her legs closed.
“What time is it?” she asked from her prone position.
Jon held out his hand and she took it. Grasping it tightly, he pulled her to her feet. “It’s nearly eight. I’m usually late for everything, but I found myself unable to wait any longer.” He slid his gaze over her again, and Patti felt her cheeks warm. Here he was confessing that he couldn’t wait to see her, and she had lost track of time over a car.
He hadn’t let go of her hand, she realized. Gently slipping her fingers free of his, Patti stepped back. Standing there in her filthy tank top and shorts, grease and oil smudging her exposed skin, while he stood before her looking completely edible in a pair of fitted black slacks and a white button down dress shirt, she couldn’t help feeling self-conscious.
“I’m sorry I’m not ready. I got distracted.” Patti jerked her thumb over her shoulder at the car.
Jon followed with his eyes and nodded. “That’s understandable; having something that beautiful at your disposal is bound to cause some distraction.”
When Patti looked up at him, she found his intense eyes focused on her and she got the distinct impression that he wasn’t referring to the car.
“I can be ready in fifteen minutes, if you still want to go out,” she stammered.
A slow, wolfish smile spread across Jon’s face as he took her in again. “If you look this good dirty...” He cleared his throat and shook his head. “Yeah, I still want to go out, but you’d better make it ten because anything beyond that and I can’t promise I’ll still be a gentleman.”





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Surrender to love is J.C. Valentine's third book to her Night Calls series.

For Patricia Jacobs it seems as though her world is quickly crashing down on her. After walking into her boyfriends home and finding him in bed with a hot woman, she gets fired from her job as an accountant of 5 years. Patti feels like her livelihood has been yanked out from under her. She was a workaholic and she loved her job.

After receiving a call from her best friends Jules they decided to gather their closes girlfriends and go for a night out in town for dinner and drinks. While dancing and enjoying the night out with her friends Patti meets Jonathon Bradshaw at the bar. Jon is handsome with aqua shade eyes framed with thick dark lashes and short black hair. He's also rich, & the player-type.

After an unfortunate run-in where Patti's car accidentally gets rear-ended by Jon, they decided to go on a date. It was instant chemistry that they both were trying to avoid.

Although there wasn't much of that "wow" factor in the book… the relationship and story behind the hero and heroine was interesting. The characters are very likable & like the first two books the story was enjoyable as well. Definitely a great book to pick up if you're looking for a easy, fun, and fast read.




Meet J.C.

J.C. Valentine is the alter-ego of Brandi Salazar, whose enjoyment of erotic tales of romance spurred her to branch out and create her own.

Brandi Salazar lives in the Northwest with her husband, their wild children, and far too many pets. As a university student, she studies literature, which goes well with her dream to become an editor. Brandi entertains a number of hobbies including reading and photography, but her first love is writing fiction-in all its forms.





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Monday, December 2, 2013

Roulette by Kalin Ryann **COVER REVEAL

Roulette
By Kalin Ryann
Release Date: December 2013
Genre: Contemporary-Romance, New Adult



Seven days. Two complete strangers. One chance to fulfill a lifetime of fantasies.
Avery Graham, mother of two, and wife to a philandering husband, felt that life was a stand still. Somewhere along the way, she had lost her sense of self along with her pride and confidence. A weekend getaway with the girls was exactly what she needed. Or so she thought.
Jeremy Elliott made it his mission to live with no strings attached. He worked hard and played harder. Set in his ways, he knew what he wanted out of life and in the women he chose. He was in control in every aspect in his life. From work to sex. He was a force to be reckoned with.

When all is said and done, will they fold or will they call the other’s bluff?
Avery knew the moment she laid eyes on him that her life would be forever changed. Jeremy never saw it coming. The undeniable, heart stopping attraction. He knew her story, yet he still couldn’t walk away. She knew of his womanizing ways, and tried fight the force that pulled her to him. Working to convince Avery that he’s exactly what she needs to take her mind off of things, he realized he couldn’t keep his thoughts from wandering back to her.

A chance encounter led her to him. A calculating move put him in her path. When bodies, minds, and souls collide, the stakes are even higher. The dice have been rolled. Chips have been laid out. It’s a risk Avery was more than willing to take. Jeremy made her an offer she couldn’t refuse. One that would give him complete and absolute control. One that would take her to unimaginable heights.

The bets have been placed. The stakes are high. A gamble worth making.. She knew of his womanizing ways, and tried fight the force that pulled her to him. Working to convince Avery that he’s exactly what she needs to take her mind off of things, he realizes he can’t keep his thoughts from wandering back to her.
A chance encounter led her to him. A calculating move put him in her path. When bodies, minds and souls collide, the stakes are even higher. The dice have been rolled, chips have been laid out. It’s a risk Avery is more than willing to take. Jeremy made her an offer she couldn’t refuse. One that would give him complete and absolute control. One that would take her to unimaginable heights. Seven days, two complete strangers, one chance to fulfill a life time of fantasies. A bet is made, double or nothing.
When all is said and done, will they fold or will they call the other’s bluff?
The bets have been placed. The stakes are high. A gamble worth making.


Kalin Ryann Bio:
Kalin Ryann Is an erotic author from East Texas who not only loves to write dirty words, but loves to read them as well. When she’s not knee deep in smut, you can find her mudding with the guys or tubing on the lake…and if she’s not doing that, she’s munching on Asian food while thinking up her latest idea for a hot, sexy read that will bring you to your knees and prompt you to purchase an extra set of panties.


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