Excerpt: My Wild Irish Dragon by Ashlyn Chase [Giveaway]

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(Boston Dragons, #2)
By: Ashlyn Chase
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release Date: Sept. 6, 2016
Genre: Paranormal Romance

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ONE JOB OPENING
TWO SHIFTERS APPLY…
SPARKS FLY
Dragon shifter Chloe Arish is hell-bent on becoming a Boston firefighter. She uses her Irish charm and fake documents to score an interview, knowing she has to work every bit as hard as a man-harder if she wants their respect.

Born into a legendary Boston firefighting family, phoenix shifter Ryan Fiero can’t possibly let someone best him on the training course or the job. He’d never hear the end of it. When a feisty new recruit comes along who’s determined to do just that, Ryan plots to kick her out-until their sizzling chemistry turns explosive…

 

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Review: Midnight Action by Elle Kennedy

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(Killer Instincts #5)
By: Elle Kennedy
Publisher: Signet
Published: Nov. 4, 2014
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Rating:
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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.

 

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Excerpt: There Once Were Stars by Melanie McFarlane [Giveaway]

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By: Melanie McFarlane
Publisher: Month9Books
Published: April 26, 2016
Genre: Dystopian Young Adult

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Peace. Love. Order. Dome. That’s the motto that the Order has given the residents of Dome 1618 to live by. Natalia Greyes is a resident of Dome 1618, a covered city protected from the deadly radiation that has poisoned the world outside for four generations. Nat never questioned the Order, until one day she sees a stranger on the outside of the dome. Now Nat wants answers. Is there life outside the dome and if so, what has the Order been hiding from everyone?

 

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Review: Lick by Kylie Scott

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(Stage Dive, #1)
By: Kylie Scott
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Published: Oct. 11, 2013
Genre: New Adult Romance
Rating:
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Waking up in Vegas was never meant to be like this.

Evelyn Thomas’s plans for celebrating her twenty-first birthday in Las Vegas were big. Huge. But she sure never meant to wake up on the bathroom floor with a hangover to rival the black plague, a very attractive half-naked tattooed man in her room, and a diamond on her finger large enough to scare King Kong. Now if she could just remember how it all happened.

One thing is certain, being married to one of the hottest rock stars on the planet is sure to be a wild ride.

 

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Excerpt: Vial Things by Leah Clifford

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(Resurrectionist #1)
By: Leah Clifford
Publisher: Self-published
Published: Aug. 9, 2016
Genre: Young Adult

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When the resurrectionists of Fissure’s Whipp begin disappearing, eighteen-year-old Allie knows someone is after their blood—or, more accurately, the genetic mutation that allows their blood to heal wounds, save lives and even bring back the recently deceased.

Raised by her aunt after her parents’ deaths, Allie knows staying vigilant means staying alive. She’s trained her whole life to protect herself by any means necessary, from self defense classes to extensive weapons training in knives. Now, she’s gone so far as to befriend a homeless boy named Ploy who unknowingly trades a few nights a week on her couch in exchange for being a human tripwire to those hunting her.

But as Allie and Ploy’s feelings for each other grow, Allie realizes this time, she’ll need more than fighting skills and a sharp blade to beat a villain literally out for blood.

Protecting a girl he shouldn’t love, from a threat he understands too well, Ploy must face his past to save his future in Allie’s world—a world where bringing back the dead can cost you your life.

 

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Excerpt: Mr. Corporate by JA Huss [Giveaway]

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(Mister #3)
By: J.A. Huss
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: Aug. 17, 2016
Genre: Romance

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Weston Conrad is the best headhunter in the business. That handsome smile goes a long way towards convincing most people to trust him with their future.
I’m not most people. I’m his direct competition. And it doesn’t hurt to be just the kind of woman he’s been looking for.
I’m gonna flash you these legs, Weston Conrad.
I’m gonna wear low-cut shirts and micro-mini skirts.
I’m gonna dazzle you with wit and conversation and kiss those lips like they’re exactly what I’ve been waiting for.
So don’t hate me when you figure out my secret.
You understand, right? You’re Mr. Corporate and this is just business.

 

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Excerpt: Sting by Sandra Brown [Giveaway]

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By: Sandra Brown
Publisher: Grand Central
Published: August 16th 2016
Genre: Romantic Suspense

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When Jordie Bennet and Shaw Kinnard lock eyes across a disreputable backwater bar, something definitely sparks. Shaw gives off a dangerous vibe that makes men wary and inspires women to sit up and take notice. None feel that undercurrent more strongly than savvy businesswoman Jordie, who doesn’t belong in a seedy dive on the banks of a bayou. But here she is . . . and Shaw Kinnard is here to kill her.

As Shaw and his partner take aim, Jordie is certain her time has come. But Shaw has other plans and abducts Jordie, hoping to get his hands on the $30 million her brother has stolen and, presumably, hidden. However, Shaw is not the only one looking for the fortune. Her brother’s ruthless boss and the FBI are after it as well. Now on the run from the feds and a notorious criminal, Jordie and Shaw must rely on their wits-and each other-to stay alive.

Miles away from civilization and surrounded by swampland, the two play each other against their common enemies. Jordie’s only chance of survival is to outwit Shaw, but it soon becomes clear to Shaw that Jordie isn’t entirely trustworthy, either. Was she in on her brother’s scam, or is she an innocent pawn in a deadly vendetta? And just how valuable is her life to Shaw, her remorseless and manipulative captor? Burning for answers-and for each other-this unlikely pair ultimately make a desperate move that could be their last.

 

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Sunday Wrap-Up #48

Sunday Wrap-Up is all about sharing the books and book related items that I’ve picked up recently. I also recap what went on last week and let you in on what’s coming up. I link up my post to Sunday Post, and Stacking the Shelves.

 

Last week on BSA:
Blocked by Jennifer Lane (Review)
Sinner’s Revenge by Kim Jones (Review)
Burying Water by K.A. Tucker (Review)

This week on BSA:
Lick by Kylie Scott (Review)
Mr. Corporate by J.A. Huss (Excerpt & Giveaway)
Vial Things by Leah Clifford (Excerpt)

 

 

The move from hell is finally over!

 

Oh, man. I should have known this move was going to be anything but smooth when right out the door we were having problems just getting in to view places. It seemed like the Realtor’s showing the rentals just did not care whether or not they rented out a house. Add onto that a Uhaul truck that didn’t fit all our stuff, one of our larger pieces of furniture getting left behind because it was in a room that I’d closed the door to, and moving into a house that had been closed up for a month and trying to cool it down/air it out during a heat wave… yeah, it was not fun. There’s a lot more to the move but I won’t bore you with my rant. It was just exhausting and after two weeks, we are finally settled into the new place and I’m able to catch up on reading and blogging. I tried to keep things running smoothly while I was gone so that there wasn’t any down time but as many of you noticed, I wasn’t really online chatting with everyone. But, I’m back and ready to get back into the swing of things. First up, the books I got while we moved between houses.

 
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Review: Burying Water by K.A. Tucker

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(Burying Water #1)
By: K.A. Tucker
Publisher: Atria
Published: Oct. 7, 2014
Genre: New Adult Romance
Rating:
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The top-selling, beloved indie author of Ten Tiny Breaths returns with a new romance about a young woman who loses her memory—and the man who knows that the only way to protect her is to stay away.

Left for dead in the fields of rural Oregon, a young woman defies all odds and survives—but she awakens with no idea who she is, or what happened to her. Refusing to answer to “Jane Doe” for another day, the woman renames herself “Water” for the tiny, hidden marking on her body—the only clue to her past. Taken in by old Ginny Fitzgerald, a crotchety but kind lady living on a nearby horse farm, Water slowly begins building a new life. But as she attempts to piece together the fleeting slivers of her memory, more questions emerge: Who is the next-door neighbor, quietly toiling under the hood of his Barracuda? Why won’t Ginny let him step foot on her property? And why does Water feel she recognizes him?

Twenty-four-year-old Jesse Welles doesn’t know how long it will be before Water gets her memory back. For her sake, Jesse hopes the answer is never. He knows that she’ll stay so much safer—and happier—that way. And that’s why, as hard as it is, he needs to keep his distance. Because getting too close could flood her with realities better left buried.

The trouble is, water always seems to find its way to the surface.

 

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Review: Sinner’s Revenge by Kim Jones

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Sinner’s Revenge
(Sinner’s Creed MC #2)
By: Kim Jones
Publisher: Berkley
Published: July 19, 2016
Genre: Romance
Rating:
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Shady has spent the last eight years of his life dedicated to the Sinner’s Creed Motorcycle Club. But after losing the man who was both his brother and his best friend, he has a new purpose—to avenge the death of the greatest nomad in Sinner’s Creed history.

His plan is flawless. His mission is simple: seek and destroy. There is no room for distractions—especially a distraction like Diem.

She’s infuriating. Demanding. Complicated. Impossible. And for some reason, Shady can’t stay away. But he only has space in his heart for one love: Sinner’s Creed. And the club always comes first. Always.

 

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