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Sneak Peek Wednesday: Groupie by C.M. Stunich

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(Rock-Hard Beautiful #1)
by C.M. Stunich
Publisher: Sarian Royal
Publication date: March 21, 2017
Genre: New Adult Romance

“Can one of these five rockstars fill the hole in my heart? Or will I stay broken forever?”

Young, dumb, and broke.

That’s what started everything. With five dollars in her pocket, and everything she owns stuffed in the back of her car, Lilith Goode’s life is over. Done. Destroyed.

Ten words. One text. That’s what it took to change the whole world.

A crumpled concert ticket. A chance encounter. That’s what it takes to start all over again.

Five rockstars. One girl. Six dark hearts, six withered souls.
But can one broken person really put another back together again?

 

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Romance is in the Air Giveaway

 

Today I’m taking part in the Romance is in the Air hosted by Bookhounds and giving away a choice of three books.

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Review: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

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(Cruel Beauty Universe, #1)
By: Rosamund Hodge
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Published: Jan. 28 2014
Genre: YA Fantasy
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Based on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Cruel Beauty is a dazzling love story about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny.

Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom-all because of a foolish bargain struck by her father. And since birth, she has been in training to kill him.

With no choice but to fulfill her duty, Nyx resents her family for never trying to save her and hates herself for wanting to escape her fate. Still, on her seventeenth birthday, Nyx abandons everything she’s ever known to marry the all-powerful, immortal Ignifex. Her plan? Seduce him, destroy his enchanted castle, and break the nine-hundred-year-old curse he put on her people.

But Ignifex is not at all what Nyx expected. The strangely charming lord beguiles her, and his castle—a shifting maze of magical rooms—enthralls her.

As Nyx searches for a way to free her homeland by uncovering Ignifex’s secrets, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. Even if she could bring herself to love her sworn enemy, how can she refuse her duty to kill him? With time running out, Nyx must decide what is more important: the future of her kingdom, or the man she was never supposed to love.

 

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February New Release Giveaway Hop

There have been so many amazing releases so far this year. Every time I turn around there’s another book coming out that I have to get my hands on. So, needless to say, I was really happy when I stumbled across Shannon’s “New Release Giveaway Hop.” So, without further ado, let’s get to the good stuff! I will be giving away an ARC of Banished to one lucky US/CA reader.

 

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Entangled Publishing Birthday Bash! [Giveaway]

I’ve got some exciting news for you guys. Entangled is turning 5 years old and they are having an amazing party and sale to celebrate. Trust me, you are not going to want to miss out on this.

 

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We are so excited that we are offering all the books on our latest bestselling imprint, Lovestruck, at a celebratory price of just $.99 each! If you love romantic comedies you won’t want to miss any of these laugh out loud and smexy reads.

AND that’s not all. From 2/1 to 2/21 we are giving away 5 Lovestruck prize packs including 5 different Sephora Minimergency kits, an Amazon gift card and other surprise gift cards. So be sure to stop by each of our amazing blogger hosts and visit the Lovestruck Facebook page to find out about the fun events and giveaways we will be having in the coming weeks. You will also get sneak peeks inside our different releases so you can pick out your must reads.

Don’t miss our Facebook party on Thursday, February 11th from 8­10pm ET where several of our Lovestruck authors will be chatting with readers and offering prizes as well. So join us on the Entangled Publishing Facebook page.

 

Haven’t read a Lovestruck yet? Here’s a sneak peek of The Surrogate Husband

 
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The Surrogate Husband
By: Wynter Daniels
Genre: Romance

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To have and to hoax…

Wild child lingerie store owner Lucy Hamilton is a happily confirmed bachelorette. As far as she’s concerned, men are something best enjoyed in small doses, never to be allowed too close. Then Lucy’s mother tells her Aunt Bev that Lucy has eloped and is married—a tiny lie only meant to appease the dying woman…until Aunt Bev miraculously recovers. Now Lucy needs to find a “husband” for an upcoming family wedding, and fast.

Fortunately, Lucy’s ridiculously hot, ridiculously straitlaced new accountant Dex Levian is willing to be her stand-in spouse for the weekend. And that’s when the trouble really begins. For starters, Dex’s “involvement” with a client―no matter how irresistible―might ruin a merger he hopes will make his career. Worse still, the chemistry between Dex and Lucy is more than convincing―it’s sizzling. But for Lucy, falling for her fake new husband is the most dangerous thing she can do…

 

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Lucy folded her arms over her chest. “We can’t ask him to be my fake husband. First of all, I haven’t agreed to play this game. Secondly, Dex is my accountant, not my boyfriend. I hardly know him outside our professional dealings. And I just met him in person for the first time five minutes ago!”

“Let’s just ask him,” her mom said. “See if he’d even consider it.”

Through the door, Dex coughed loudly, as if to remind them he was still waiting.

Lucy motioned toward the sound. “Come on. We can’t leave him out there. He’s an important, busy man.

I’m sure he has numbers to crunch or something.” Swallowing hard, she pulled the door back open and headed to the sales floor. And found Dex examining a pair of red lacy crotch­less panties. He didn’t look in the least confused by them, which sometimes happened to the more clueless men who came in to buy something for their girlfriends or wives.

His gaze skimmed over her body so fast she wasn’t really sure she’d seen it. Was he imagining her in those panties?

A warm flush started at her ears and worked its way down to her throat and neck.

With a barely concealed amused expression on his face, he returned the underwear to the display table.

“Everything okay?”

Mom went over to him. “I…we…Lucy has a question for you.” Placing a palm in the middle of Lucy’s back, she shoved her forward. Lucy stumbled, righting herself just before she slammed into Dex’s broad chest.

Coward.

A slow, sexy grin settled on his lips. “Something you want to ask me?”

Oh, God. Did he think she was going to ask him out? He did, she could see it in his eyes. No one looked like he did and didn’t get regularly propositioned by clients. Worst of all, the idea her mother wanted her to propose was even more unprofessional than that.

 

 

 

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I’m sharing the love [Giveaway]

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One of the things I love about being a book blogger is that I get to read a lot of books. I get to read books I’ve been dying to read, and sometimes I get sent books I’ve never heard of before. Some bloggers may not care to get unsolicited books but I love it because I am introduced to new authors. Today I’m going to share the love and do a random giveaway for a book I recently received. Taking Fire is part of a series but can be read as a stand-alone. So, do not fear if you haven’t started the series yet. 😉

 

 

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Taking Fire
by Cindy Gerard
Release Date: Feb. 23, 2016
Genre: Romantic Suspense

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Betrayal. Retribution. Redemption?

Six years ago, tough-as-nails military contractor Bobby Taggart met the woman of his dreams in war-torn Kabul—a sexy, whip-smart war correspondent who approached him at a local bar, took him to bed, made him fall in love…and then mysteriously disappeared. In her wake, the terrorist leader he’d been mining for valuable intel was assassinated—then Bobby discovered his phone had been bugged. And he’s pretty damn sure he’s been played for a fool…

 

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Black Friday Book Bonanza Giveaway Hop

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While everyone is out shopping for good deals, stay inside and hop through the blogs participating in the Black Friday Book Bananza to win some awesome books and gift cards!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I’ve been a bit stressed the last few days with prepping and cooking for two separate events this week. The mister had a last minute Thanksgiving feast for lunch that I needed to make a turkey and yam casserole for, and then I had our Thanksgiving meal. Needless to say, I’m all cooked out. You know what I’m thankful for this year? Leftovers! So, if the holidays have you a little stressed out, sit back, relax, and click your way through some awesome giveaways. 😉

 

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Who is your holiday hero? (A Sourcebooks Casablanca Holiday Giveaway)

It’s almost time for Thanksgiving and after that it’s Christmas time! What better to celebrate the upcoming holidays than to share some great books and have an awesome giveaway for a chance to win them?! First up, let’s see which holiday hero is for you.

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Sunday Wrap-Up #44

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.

 

I know I’ve been pretty quiet lately. There’s a reason for that though. I actually flew to New York for a week for my uncle’s wedding aka the RedLuv Wedding. While I balled my eyes out during the gorgeous ceremony, I partied hard with my family during the reception. Which was more of a rock concert reception than a traditional reception. Hobo Graffiti, Ledyard, Brand New Sin, and Bobaflex were in attendance for the wedding and played some amazing sets once the night got underway. It was awesome.

I may have already been a lil drunk by the time the bands came on the stage to play

That would be me with her hands up in the background. LoL

I had planned to have posts go out while I was gone and a few did but I definitely dropped the ball on it. It didn’t help that when I got home from my week long trip, I had a day of rest before I had to attend a ball for my husband’s work. Which turned into more of a two day event since we went out to the venue early and pre-gamed in our hotel room, stayed the night, and wound up not getting home until much later than we’d planned. So, yeah… I’ve been a little busy the last week and a half. However, I am home and ready to play catch-up on all my reading and blogging. I want to say a big thank you to Penguin Random House for sending me all these amazing books for review. I arrived home after a horrible string of flights to find some awesome books waiting for me. So, thank you for cheering up my day.

 

 

Last week on BSA:
Overwhelm by Láyla Messner (Guest post & Giveaway)

This week on BSA:
Casablanca Sourcebooks Holiday Tour Quiz & Giveaway
The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel (Review)
The Striker by Monica McCarty (Review)

 

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May I Suggest… Giveaway Hop

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I don’t take part in hops often but when I saw this one, I knew I had to take part in it. There are so many books out there that I love. Some mainstream and popular and some are hidden gems. Today I would like to give away a book from one of my favorite series from a self published author. It’s not often that I find myself in love with every book from a series. I’m pretty stingy with my ratings but there’s just something about the raw grittiness of these books that has me coming back for more.
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