Review & Excerpt Tour: Too Close to Call by Tessa Bailey

Welcome to today’s stop on the Review & Excerpt Tour for Too Close to Call by Tessa Bailey!

Too Close to Call by Tessa Bailey
Series: Romancing the Clarksons #3.5 (full reading order below)
Publication Date: June 13th 2017
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All-American wide receiver Kyler Tate’s life is about to change. A fairytale college career skyrocketed him to the NFL draft. Adoration and opportunity are thrown in his direction wherever he goes, thanks to being chosen in the first round by the Los Angeles Rage.

None of the accolades mean anything, though, without his high school sweetheart, Bree Justice, by his side. Four years ago, she walked away from Kyler, choosing a quiet life over the flash and notoriety his career would someday bring.

Now he’s back in their Indiana hometown, refusing to leave for Los Angeles without her. Demanding she give their life together a shot. Her heart never stopped bleeding for the love of her life, but Bree’s decision was final. Too bad their wild attraction has only been amplified by their separation, and Kyler won’t quit until Bree is wearing his ring.

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Have I ever NOT enjoyed a Tessa Bailey book? She has yet to disappoint, and her latest novella in the Romancing the Clarksons series is another winner. It’s a second chance romance between an NFL draft pick and his high school sweetheart – need I say more!? We first met Kyler Tate in Too Hard to Forget, an All-American whose family farm was almost taken away. The excitement was real when I heard he would be getting his own story told, with his high school sweetheart. Can you tell I’m fixated on the whole high school sweetheart thing? I’m a complete sucker for second chance romances, and since this is Tessa Bailey, I KNEW she wouldn’t let me down with this trope (her other second chance romance, Thrown Down, was FABULOUS). Kyler and Bree totally stole my heart with their story – it’s sweet, heartwarming, and soso sexy. I loved it!

“I need her. I love her. She’s mine and I’m hers. Her stubbornness is why I love her most of all, so I’m going about this in a language only she and I know.”

If there’s one thing that Kyler Tate regrets in his life, it’s the fact that he let the love of his life go when he went to go play ball in college. Bree and Kyler were IT for each other, and despite them only being in high school, they knew it was forever. But Kyler’s upcoming fame and fortune didn’t mesh with Bree’s desire for a quiet life as a small-town vet. Their breakup tore both their hearts and they have yet to recover. Four broken yet faithful years later, during which not a day went by that he never thought of her, Kyler is back in his hometown… and ready to win back Bree’s heart. He knows he’s not leaving for the NFL without Bree by his side this time.

Their need went both ways. it was solid, immeasurable, and couldn’t be weakened by absence or the passage of time.

Too Close to Call had all. the. swoons!! When I think of Kyler, I literally just think of the heart-eyes emoji, because that’s how that man made me feel. His utter devotion and love for Bree had me smiling and clutching my heart. And let’s not forget about his dirty mouth – it’s not a Tessa Bailey romance without some delicious dirt talk. Bree and Kyler’s chemistry is on fire, but it was the love that never wavered even after four years apart that had me head over heels for this story. If you love second chance romances and a hero who’s desperate to win back his love, then you absolutely must read this novella!

“I’ve loved you as far back as my memory reaches. I will never fucking stop. I came to town for one damn reason, Bree. So I could leave here with my wife. You.”


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Now here’s an excerpt from Too Close to Call! ❤

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“Bree.” Her blood snapped with electricity at the sound of her name, said in that low drawl. Kyler stepped to the forefront of the crowd. The green eyes that still graced her dreams zeroed in, raking over her like they couldn’t help it.

Heaven above, four years looked incredible on him. Extra inches had been added everywhere. His height. The athletic breadth of his shoulders. The corded biceps that tested the stitching of his T-shirt sleeves. Even his thighs, which were wrapped up in faded denim, were exploding with muscle; thighs she’d spent a good portion of her youth perched on since Kyler never allowed her to sit anywhere but his lap, no matter where they were or whether it was appropriate. “Hello.”

“Hello,” she whispered. “You’re in town.”

His slow nod was so familiar a ripple moved through her. “Here for the week. Can I get you that coffee?”

“No.” She flushed over her own abruptness. “I meant to say, I can’t stay. I’m going to be late for an appointment.”

“Fine. I’ll walk you out.”

His expression dared her to say no. Challenged her. And for the first time since Kyler left, sexual awareness danced in her middle, sending a swift tremble down the length of her legs. Because her body hadn’t forgotten what often lay on the other side of those challenges. “Fine,” she breathed. “Suit yourself.”

For all his sexual energy, Kyler was a gentleman, straight down to the soles of his feet. So Bree wasn’t one bit surprised when his long gait ate up the distance between them. He reached over her head to push open the glass door, sending his scent crashing into her senses, the combination so familiar, Bree’s nipples tightened until she winced. Grassy fields and Nautica Blue aftershave.

Their gazes clashed, but Bree couldn’t decide if he’d worn the scent on purpose. His steady eyes gave nothing away. Before hers could betray her curiosity, Bree turned and passed through the door Kyler held open. And hell if it wasn’t the longest walk in history, his presence behind her looming larger than a mountain. Every eyeball in the diner was sure to be on them and the attention made Bree twitchy, her fingers yanking on the strings of her hoodie.

She needed to get this reunion over with as soon as possible. Being around Kyler would only make her wonder what might have been. That kind of thinking was pointless. Destructive.

Back in high school, the writing had been on the wall when it came to Kyler. Everyone knew he’d been destined for greatness. That he would shake off Bloomfield and put his name in the history books. She’d been selfish to stay with him for so long, absorbing his love and attention, all the while knowing she’d wave good-bye to him someday. The decision was a painful one, but it had been made and now she would stick to it.

Reading Order: Romancing the Clarksons series

 
  

#1 ~ Too Hot to Handle: My Review • EbookPaperback • Audible • Goodreads
#2 ~ Too Wild to Tame: My Review • EbookPaperback • Audible • Goodreads
#3 ~ Too Hard to Forget: My Review • EbookPaperback • Audible • Goodreads
#3.5 ~ Too Close to Call: EbookPaperback • Goodreads
#4 ~ Too Beautiful to Break: EbookPaperback • Goodreads (Sept. 5, 2017)

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Tessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans and laptop, driving cross-country to New York City in under four days.

Her most valuable life experiences were learned thereafter while waitressing at K-Dees, a Manhattan pub owned by her uncle. Inside those four walls, she met her husband, best friend and discovered the magic of classic rock, managing to put herself through Kingsborough Community College and the English program at Pace University at the same time. Several stunted attempts to enter the work force as a journalist followed, but romance writing continued to demand her attention.

She now lives in Long Island, New York with her husband of eight years and four-year-old daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in love.

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June 14th
All Romance Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Booked All Night – Review & Excerpt
For the Love of Bookends – Review
Gi’s Spot Reviews – Review & Excerpt
My Book Filled Life – Review & Excerpt
Naughty Girls and Their Books – Review & Excerpt
That’s What I’m Talking About – Review & Excerpt
Whatever You Can Still Betray – Excerpt

June 15th
Booknerd1107 – Review & Excerpt
Happily Ever After Book Reviews – Review
I Love Romance – Review & Excerpt
JordansBookReviews – Excerpt
Literary Misfit – Excerpt
Mama Likes to Read Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Read-Love-Blog – Excerpt
The Readdicts – Review & Excerpt

June 16th
Books,Dreams,Life – Excerpt
Four Chicks Flipping Pages – Review
Lightning City Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
My Girlfriends Couch – Review & Excerpt
Ramblings From This Chick – Review & Excerpt
Reese’s Reviews – Review & Excerpt
TBQ’s Book Palace – Review
Wickedcoolflight – Review & Excerpt

June 17th
Book Angel Booktopia – Review & Excerpt
Booklovers For Life – Review & Excerpt
Caroline Jane Reads – Excerpt
Dog-Eared Daydreams – Review
Mary @ USA Today’s Happy Ever After – Review
Nicole’s Book Musings – Excerpt
Reading Between the Wines Book Club – Excerpt

June 18th
A crazy vermonters book reviews – Review
Bad boys and bedtime stories book blog – Review
Bridget’s Book Bungalow – Review
Drunk On a Book – Review & Excerpt
Love Notes Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Readers Retreats – Excerpt

June19th
A Taste of Sin – Excerpt
Bobo’s Book Bank – Review & Excerpt
Bookishly Yours – Review
Coffee Books Life – Review & Excerpt
I’m A Book Shark – Excerpt
JOJO THE BOOKAHOLIC – Review & Excerpt
Novel Addiction – Review
Oh My Growing TBR – Review & Excerpt
Romance Reviews and More – Review & Excerpt

June 20th
Becky on Books – Review & Excerpt
Book Reader Chronicles – Review & Excerpt
Dirty Girl Romance – Review
Nice Ladies, Naughty Books – Review
Pardon My Blurb – Review & Excerpt
Total Book Geek – Review & Excerpt
Vi3tbabe – Review & Excerpt

June 21st
Alpha Book Club – Review
Bookaliciousbabes blog – Review & Excerpt
Crystal’s Chaotic Confessions – Excerpt
Feel the Book – Review & Excerpt
Jax’s Book Magic – Excerpt
Kimmy Loves to Read – Review & Excerpt
Literary Gossip – Review & Excerpt
Nose Stuck in a Book – Review & Excerpt
The Romance Reviews – Review

June 22nd
A small girl, her man and her books – Review & Excerpt
kimberlyfaye reads – Review
Lover of Big Books Cannot Lie – Review & Excerpt
Nightbird Novels – Review
OMGReads – Review & Excerpt
Pretty Sassy Cool – Review & Excerpt
Sweet Red Reads – Review & Excerpt
The BookWhisperer – Review

June 23rd
ageordielass honest blog on reviews – Review
Brittany’s Book Blog – Excerpt
G & T’s Indie Café – Excerpt
Kris & Vik Book Therapy Cafe – Review & Excerpt
Pink Lace & Silver Buckles Book Blog – Review
Those Crazy Book Chicks – Excerpt
What Is That Book About – Excerpt


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Blog Tour + ARC Review & Excerpt: Razr by Larissa Ione

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Larissa Ione, comes RAZR, a passionate and spellbinding novella from the Demonica Underworld Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure you grab your copy today!

Razr by Larissa Ione
Series: Demonica #11.8 (full reading order below)
Publication Date: April 11th 2017
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A fallen angel with a secret.

An otherworldly elf with an insatiable hunger she doesn’t understand.

An enchanted gem.

Meet mortal enemies Razr and Jedda…and the priceless diamond that threatens to destroy them both even as it bonds them together with sizzling passion.

Welcome back to the Demonica Underworld, where enemies find love…if they’re strong enough to survive.

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It never fails to amaze me how easy it is to get sucked back into Larissa Ione’s Demonica world. Even though the last time I read one of her books was a year ago, the second I opened up Razr, it took me no time at all to dive back into this incredible world. I love these gems of novellas that Larissa gifts us with – they’re the perfect sized stories that leave me satisfied yet aching for more. Razr was another fantastic addition to the series. It’s fast-paced, action-packed, sexy, and pure fun to read. If you love Demonica, you’ll want to read this one!

Razr was kicked out of Heaven for a mistake that cost him everything, and now he’s desperate to do what he can to get back into Heaven’s graces. He’s been working for Azagoth in the underworld, biding his time to find his salvation… which comes in the form of a gem elf named Jedda. Jedda is his one link to fixing the mistake in his past and granting his wings back to him. But it seems as if Jedda is hiding even more secrets than Razr himself. Even while he tries to convince her to help him, Razr becomes undeniably attracted to Jedda. Could Jedda offer more than just a way back to Heaven for Razr?

As usual, this was another steamy, hilarious, thrilling installment to one of my favorite series. Razr is full of fun banter and sexy times, and it was such an enjoyable read. The Demonica series is one of my favorite PNR series ever, and Razr just added to my love for the series. Larissa Ione writes every Demonica book with the perfect amount of humor, action, intensity, and sexiness. If you love the series, you’ll no doubt have fun with Razr and Jedda!


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Now here’s an excerpt from Razr! ❤

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“What’s your name? And what is your business with Azagoth?” Stepping closer, he lowered his voice and looked down at her from his extra foot of height. “And keep in mind that I’m his gatekeeper. You will tell me or you won’t get off this platform.”

She coyly fingered the plunging neckline of her top and batted her jewel-toned eyes. “I’m Vex, and I have a proposition for your boss.”

“I’m Zhubaal, and I need a little more than that.” He narrowed his eyes, refusing to be charmed or seduced. But damn, she really did have nice breasts. “What kind of proposition?”

For a long moment she stared up at him, her ruby lips pressed together in a stubborn line of silence. Just as he was about to send her back to whatever realm she’d come from, she gave up the seductress BS and held out her right arm.

“See these glyphs?” She traced the outline of one of five squiggly black circles with the tip of one amethyst-painted fingernail. “Touch one.”

“If this is a trick––”

“How stupid do you think I am?” she snapped. “If Azagoth is really the Grim Reaper, he’s one of the most powerful beings in the universe. Do you honestly think I’m here to piss him off by screwing with one of his griminions?”

Well, that was insulting. “I’m not a griminion,” he ground out. “Griminions are ugly little freaks who collect souls when a demon or evil human dies. I’m just your standard everyday minion.”

She rolled her eyes. “I know. I was being funny. You’re the Grim Reaper’s minion. Griminion.” She nudged him with her arm. “Come on. Touch me.”

Anxious to be rid of this obnoxious female, he gripped her wrist and pressed his fingers against two––or maybe three––of the circles.

He had no idea how many of the things he touched because the moment his skin came into contact with them, the powerful burn of sheer evil shot through him and knocked the breath from his lungs. Holy hell, what were those glyphs? Malevolence seared his skin and forced superheated blood to flow like lava through his veins as he released her and stumbled backward, his head spinning.

“They’re souls,” Vex said, her voice cutting through his agony. “That’s what you’re feeling. They attached themselves to me, and I think Azagoth might want to take them off my hands.”

Reading Order: Demonica series

   
 Eternal Rider by Larissa Ione Immortal Rider by Larissa Ione Lethal Rider by Larissa Ione
Rogue Rider by Larissa Ione Reaver by Larissa Ione Azagoth by Larissa Ione Revenant by Larissa Ione
Hades by Larisas Ione   

#1 ~ Pleasure Unbound: EbookPaperback • AudibleGoodreads
#2 ~ Desire Unchained: EbookPaperback • Audible • Goodreads
#3 ~ Passioned Unleashed: EbookPaperback • Audible • Goodreads
#4 ~ Ecstasy Unveiled: EbookPaperback • AudibleGoodreads
#5 ~ Sin Undone: Ebook • Paperback • AudibleGoodreads
#6 ~ Eternal Rider: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#7 ~ Immortal Rider: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#8 ~ Lethal Rider: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#9 ~ Rogue Rider: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#10 ~ Reaver: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#10.5 ~ Azagoth: EbookPaperbackGoodreads
#11 ~ Revenant: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#11.5 ~ Hades: My Review • EbookPaperbackGoodreads
#11.6 ~ Base Instincts: Ebook • PaperbackAudible • Goodreads
#11.7 ~ Z: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
#11.8 ~ Razr: Ebook • PaperbackGoodreads

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Larissa IoneLarissa Ione is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. An Air Force veteran, she traded in a career as a meteorologist to pursue her passion of writing. She now spends her days in pajamas with her computer, strong coffee, and supernatural worlds. She believes in celebrating everything, and would never be caught without a bottle of Champagne chilling in the fridge…just in case. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her U.S. Coast Guard husband, her teenage son, a rescue cat named Vegas, and her very own hellhound, a King Shepherd named Hexe.

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April 12th
A Fortress of Books – Review
Booklovers For Life – Review
Reads All the Books – Review & Excerpt
The Romance Rebels – Review & Excerpt

April 13th
Abigail Books Addiction – Review
Calling All Bookaholics – Review & Excerpt
GraveTells – Excerpt
Smut Book Jukie Reviews – Review & Excerpt

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A Woman and Her Books – Review
Milky Way of Books – Review
Read-Love-Blog – Excerpt
The Ordinary Housewife Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

April 15th
danielriding.com – Excerpt
Deluged with Books Cafe – Review & Excerpt
Reading Between the Wines Book Club – Excerpt
Shayna Renee’s Spicy Reads – Review & Excerpt

April 16th
Abibliophobia Anonymous Book Reviews – Excerpt
I Smell Sheep – Review & Excerpt
Shelf_life – Review & Excerpt
The Escapist Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

April 17th
Bobo’s Book Bank – Review & Excerpt
Oh My Growing TBR – Review & Excerpt
Romancing the Readers – Review
That’s What I’m Talking About – Review

April 18th
Books, Baking and Other Objects of Beauty – Review & Excerpt
Feeling Fictional – Review & Excerpt
I’m A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore – Review & Excerpt
Under the Covers – Review & Excerpt

April 19th
A Hopeless Romantic’s Booklandia – Review & Excerpt
Dirty Girl Romance – Review
Rambling Reads – Review & Excerpt
Somewhere Lost in Books – Review & Excerpt

April 20th
Adria’s Romance Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Loves Great Reads Blog – Review & Excerpt
Rantings of a Reading Addict – Review & Excerpt
Reese’s Reviews – Review & Excerpt

April 21st
Evermore Books – Review & Excerpt
Jax’s Book Magic – Excerpt
The Romance Reviews – Review
Wicked Faerie’s Tales and Reviews – Excerpt


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Blog Tour + ARC Review & Excerpt: Rough Rhythm by Tessa Bailey

Rough Rhythm Tour

Welcome to today’s stop on the blog tour for Rough Rhythm by Tessa Bailey!

Rough Rhythm by Tessa Bailey

Rough Rhythm by Tessa Bailey
Series: Made in Jersey #1.5 (full reading order below)
Publication Date: March 8th 2016
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God help the woman I take home tonight.

Band manager James Brandon never expected to find the elusive satisfaction he’d been chasing, let alone stumble upon it in some sleezy Hollywood meat market. Yet the girl’s quiet pride spoke to him from across the bar, louder than a shout. Troubled, hungry and homeless, she’d placed her trust in him. But after losing the grip on his dark desires that one fateful night, James has spent the last four years atoning for letting her down.

This time I’ll finally crack him.

Rock band drummer Lita Regina has had enough of James’s guilt. She wants the explosive man she met that night in Hollywood. The man who held nothing back and took no prisoners—save Lita. And she’ll stop at nothing to revive him. Even if it means throwing herself into peril at every turn, just to get a reaction from her stoic manager. But when Lita takes her quest one step too far, James disappears from her life, thinking his absence will keep her safe.

Now it’s up to Lita to bring James back…and ignite an inferno of passion in the process.

Reader Advisory: ROUGH RHYTHM contains fantasies of nonconsensual sex, acted upon by consenting characters. Readers with sensitivity to portrayals of nonconsensual sex should be advised.

Buy Links:
Amazon Ebook • Amazon Paperback

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Holy WOW. Tessa Bailey sure knows how to pack a punch in a novella. I’d been dying to read Lita and James’ story after meeting them in Crashed Out, and boy did they not disappoint. This novella is hot, hot, hot! In typical Tessa Bailey fashion, Rough Rhythm is a dirty, passionate, exhilarating read. It’s got characters that are raw, gritty, and a little rough around the edges, but you love them anyway. I honestly wish this could have been longer, because I never wanted to stop reading about Lita and James. If you’re looking for a fast-paced, sexy AF read, Rough Rhythm is definitely for you.

“All this time, you’ve treated me like a protector.” He pushed her thighs open. “But I was the one you should have been afraid of.”

For the past four years, rock band drummer Lita has been trying to release the passion and control her band manager James has been holding within him and unleash the the dark side of him that gave her the best night of her life the night they met. But even though Lita wants him to do all the filthy things he did to her during that one night stand, James can’t help but regret the way he lost control over her. He would never want to taint Lita with his darkness, but that doesn’t stop him wanting her more and more each day that passes. Their hearts linked because of that night, and you can feel the longing and love they have between them, they way they belong to and with each other. Can James accept Lita in his bed again when she already resides in his heart? Or will he forever be on the sidelines, always looking but not touching?

How could he feel such protectiveness for Lita and want to dominate her in such a way? It was a though his two urges went hand in hand. Protect and punish. Cherish and… imprison. Keep her still and make her take.

Emotionally-charged, tension-filled, angsty, and downright dirty, Rough Rhythm is another winner from one of my all-time favorite authors. Tessa Bailey is the queen of dirty talk – somehow she manages never to make her heroes repetitive and their dirty talk is new and erotic as ever with every new read. Rough Rhythm is a little darker than your typical Tessa book but it totally WORKS, and I was fanning myself more than I usually need to when I read her books. I utterly adored James and Lita, and I loved the way their romance played out. I was hooked onto this novella from beginning to end, and I can’t recommend it enough for those who love their sexy reads!

“I live for you. You’re not just in my thoughts, you are my thoughts. Every single one. And somehow, I lived for you all wrong. I should have been living with you. Not only for.”

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Now here’s an excerpt from Rough Rhythm! ❤

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“You came along at an unfortunate time, Lita.” His head gave a tight jerk, jaw clenching. “I haven’t been feeling like myself.”

“Really.” She set the donut down, her stomach executing a series of flips. Nervous ones, but not the type that made her want to run. Not the type she’d experienced before. These were hotter, fuller, curious. “How do you feel…instead?”

“I have hunger.” His dark gaze swung up, gluing her to the plush, leather seat. “I don’t know if it can be fed like yours.”

What was going on here? Lita felt almost hypnotized, lured in by his rasping, cultured voice. She recognized interest and arousal in men, had it directed at her often, but this? This was utter famishment. He reminded her of a vampire who’d been in hiding from the sun, unable to hunt. And now a deer lay before him, vital and tempting, life flowing through its veins. She was the deer.

Man. How crazy were her thoughts right now? The lack of food must have gone to her head. After the trouble she’d just escaped, she shouldn’t care what went on under another man’s surface. Shouldn’t allow this odd, instantaneous attachment to take hold.

The fuller her stomach became, though, the more her thoughts cleared. The more of James she saw. His interest in her, as he watched her mouth chew, was almost as thick as the leash around his neck, keeping him in place. If the lights in the room weren’t so dim, she could probably make it out. Strain bracketed his masculine mouth and he appeared to be swallowing golf balls down the column of his powerful throat. One…after…another.

“How did you get so hungry?” James asked, his tone suggesting he was reclining back onto a bed of nails.

Lita rejected the outside ugliness from entering the room. “I could ask you the same thing.” Her legs were steady as she stood and rounded the table, compelled by some force she couldn’t deny. Maybe it was his clear attempt to restrain himself, to fight the attraction so obvious between them. She stopped beside James, but he stayed still as stone. “I’m full. What happens now?”

His eyelids drooped, fist mashing against his forehead. “Go.”

That single, tortured word caught her in the chest. God, he was holding back so much. What would happen when it roared out?

Why was she trembling with the need to find out?

There was danger lurking beneath this man’s surface. Also known as the last thing a homeless girl wanting to turn her luck around needed.

Too bad danger was the only thing that had ever made her feel alive.

Lita walked past James to the lamp and flipped off the gentle light, before returning to his tense figure, sliding between his outstretched legs…and opening the robe. “Feed yourself.”

The air crackled as James stood slowly, so slowly, rising to his full height. When Lita glimpsed his changed expression, she realized that—at her invitation—a change had snapped through him like a cracking whip, despite the way he rose without hurry. The vampire’s dirt nap had officially ended and the invisible leash was no more. Power rippled over his beautiful body as it pressed close, a hand finding her hip inside the robe, squeezing, his mouth sliding against her ear.

His breath went choppy after issuing a single unexpected command.

“Crawl.”

Reading Order: Made in Jersey series

Crashed Out by Tessa Bailey Rough Rhythm by Tessa Bailey Thrown Down by Tessa Bailey 

#1 ~ Crashed Out: My Review • Ebook • PaperbackGoodreads
#1.5 ~ Rough Rhythm: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
#2 ~ Thrown Down: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
#3 ~ Worked Up: My Review • Ebook • PaperbackGoodreads
#4 ~ Wound Tight: Goodreads (Dec. 5, 2016)

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Tessa BaileyTessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans and laptop, driving cross-country to New York City in under four days. Her most valuable life experiences were learned thereafter while waitressing at K-Dees, a Manhattan pub owned by her uncle. Inside those four walls, she met her husband, best friend and discovered the magic of classic rock, managing to put herself through Kingsborough Community College and the English program at Pace University at the same time. Several stunted attempts to enter the work force as a journalist followed, but romance writing continued to demand her attention. She now lives in Long Island, New York with her husband of eight years and four-year-old daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in love.

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Blog Tour + ARC Review & Giveaway: Searching for Mine by Jennifer Probst

Searching for Mine Tour

Welcome to today’s stop on the blog tour for Searching for Mine by Jennifer Probst!

Searching for Mine by Jennifer Probst

Searching for Mine by Jennifer Probst
Series: Searching For #4.5 (full reading order below)
Publication Date: February 9th 2016
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The Ultimate Anti-Hero Meets His Match…

Connor Dunkle knows what he wants in a woman, and it’s the three B’s. Beauty. Body. Boobs. Other women need not apply. With his good looks and easygoing charm, he’s used to getting what he wants—and who. Until he comes face to face with the one woman who’s slowly making his life hell…and enjoying every moment…

Ella Blake is a single mom and a professor at the local Verily college who’s climbed up the ranks the hard way. Her ten-year-old son is a constant challenge, and her students are driving her crazy—namely Connor Dunkle, who’s failing her class and trying to charm his way into a better grade. Fuming at his chauvinistic tendencies, Ella teaches him the ultimate lesson by giving him a special project to help his grade. When sparks fly, neither of them are ready to face their true feelings, but will love teach them the ultimate lesson of all?

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The Searching For series is a series that I adore, and when I heard that Nate’s brother Connor would be getting his own story, I couldn’t wait to read it! Searching for Mine is the perfect blend of sexy and sweet. Even though it’s a novella, it’s a fully satisfying story that will have you smiling throughout it. I love when former manwhores get smacked by love and fall head over heels for their women, and Connor does exactly that. If you’re a fan of the series, this latest installment doesn’t disappoint!

In Nate’s book, we saw Connor as that womanizer who never took relationships or women seriously, but he’s made a big change in his novella. At 38, he’s no longer satisfied with his usual hook-ups. He’s enrolled in college, taking his career seriously… except there’s only one thing getting in the way of his degree, and that’s Professor Ella Blake’s class.

Ella is a recently-divorced mom whose main focus is her young son and her job at the local Verity College. She has no patience for students who don’t do their assigned reading and try to charm their way in class, so when Connor tries to butter her up for a better grade, she shoots him down, no matter that he’s as sexy and good-looking as he is.

It turns out that the two of them are new next door neighbors, and when Connor helps Ella’s son out with some bullies, he finds himself wanting to help Ella and Luke out more and more. And becoming more attracted to the gorgeous single mother. As the three of them spend more quality time together, Ella finds herself seeing Connor in a new light. He’s a man who’s hard-working, dedicated, and sacrificed his younger years to support his younger brother. The two of them discover each other in new ways, but is it possible for a relationship to work between them when Connor has been anti-relationship for so long?

“You’re an incredible woman,” he said softly. “You deserve… everything.”

Searching for Mine is another sweet, charming addition to a series a love. It’s a quick read, but it packs a punch with the wonderful writing and characters. Jennifer Probst writes the best contemporary romances – I can’t wait to read more from her!

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Reading Order: Searching For series

Searching for Someday by Jennifer Probst Searching for Perfect by Jennifer Probst 
Searching for Beautiful by Jennifer Probst Searching for Always by Jennifer Probst Searching for Mine by Jennifer Probst 

#1 ~ Searching for Someday: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#2 ~ Searching for Perfect: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#2.5 ~ Searching for You: EbookGoodreads
#3 ~ Searching for Beautiful: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#4 ~ Searching for Always: EbookPaperbackAudible • Goodreads
#4.5 ~ Searching for Mine: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
#4.6 ~ Searching for Disaster: EbookGoodreads (Oct. 10, 2016)

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Jennifer ProbstJennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.

She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon’s Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at www.jenniferprobst.com.

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Blog Tour + Early Review & Excerpt: Hades by Larissa Ione

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Hades by Larisas Ione

Hades by Larissa Ione
Series: Demonica #11.5 (full reading order below)
Publication Date: May 26th 2015
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A fallen angel with a mean streak and a mohawk, Hades has spent thousands of years serving as Jailor of the Underworld. The souls he guards are as evil as they come, but few dare to cross him. All of that changes when a sexy fallen angel infiltrates his prison and unintentionally starts a riot. It’s easy enough to quell an uprising, but for the first time, Hades is torn between delivering justice — or bestowing mercy — on the beautiful female who could be his salvation…or his undoing.

Thanks to her unwitting participation in another angel’s plot to start Armageddon, Cataclysm was kicked out of Heaven and is now a fallen angel in service of Hades’s boss, Azagoth. All she wants is to redeem herself and get back where she belongs. But when she gets trapped in Hades’s prison domain with only the cocky but irresistible Hades to help her, Cat finds that where she belongs might be in the place she least expected…

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The Demonica series is one of my top favorite PNR series ever! I know that every time I pick up a Larissa Ione book, I’m going to enjoy myself. And Hades absolutely didn’t let me down. I loved being back in the Demonica world, and I had so much fun reading the Jailor of the Underworld’s story. Infused with the perfect amount of humor, action, intensity, and sexiness, Hades is a must read for fans of Larissa Ione!

Cataclysm, a fallen angel booted out of Heaven, is working for Azagoth in the Underworld. She’s trying to get back into Heaven’s good graces, but in the meantime, she’s found a good place for herself in Azagoth’s realm. Cat also has a crush on a certain Jailor of the Underworld, He doesn’t seem to notice her, but when she accidentally starts a riot in his prison, she gets his attention – as well as the attention of some evil creatures. I adored Cat’s character. She’s so heartfelt and genuine, and her awkwardness and clumsiness made her that much more endearing. I thought that she was a perfect match to Hades.

I’d been curious about Hades ever since he first appeared in the series, so I was so happy to know that he would be getting his own story. I really liked Hades’s character – he’s such a flippant person, but he’s got a hidden depth to him that no one sees except Cat. He’s lived thousands of years in loneliness, but the moment he lays eyes on Cat, things start to change for him… excerpt Azagoth has forbidden him to have anything to do with her.

I want you, Cat. I want you more than I’ve wanted anything since I fell.”

But some things are worth the Grim Reaper’s wrath, right? As Hades fights the rioters to gain back control over his domain, he can’t get Cat out of his mind. He tries to resist temptation (I loved seeing Cat try to seduce Hades), but he soon comes to realize that Cat is the best thing to ever happen to him. And holy wow, Hades and Cat together are HOT!

“I don’t know what I did to deserve you, but I hope you know that I’d do it all over again to be with you. Thousands of years of loneliness was worth every second you’ve been in my life.”

I wish there was a bit more romance – I’m such a sap for love, and Hades and Cat were so perfect together. I wish they had a longer book! Still, Hades was a highly entertaining read – once I picked it up I couldn’t put it down. It’s a short, sexy, sweet novel that paranormal fans and fans of the author shouldn’t miss!

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“And what does good and evil feel like?” he rasped. “On your skin, I mean?”

“I’ll show you.” She moved toward him, every step popping out her hips and making her breasts bounce in a smooth, seductive rhythm. His mouth went dry again, but then it began to water as she reached out and placed her palm in the center of his chest.

Very slowly, she dragged her hand along the contours of his pecs, her touch so featherlike that he barely felt it, and yet, he was hyper-aware of every move her hand made, every centimeter of skin her palm passed over.

“Goodness and light,” she said softly, “is like bathing in Champagne. It’s tingly and effervescent. It wakes you up even as it relaxes you.”

“Like sex,” he murmured. “With someone you like.”

“With someone you like?” She blinked. “Why would you have sex with someone you didn’t like?”

A rumbling purr vibrated his chest. “Baby, it’s like fighting, but with orgasms.”

“And less blood, I suppose.”

“Not if you’re doing it right.” He waggled his brows, and she rolled her eyes. “So what does evil feel like to you? If good feels good, then does evil feel bad?”

“That’s the funny thing.” She inched closer, adding another palm to his chest, and he gripped the cup so hard he heard it crack. More. He needed more. And damn her for making him crave it when he’d been perfectly fine being alone for all these years. “It’s as seductive as good, but in a different way.” She shivered delicately. “It’s hot. If good is like bathing in Champagne, evil is like bathing in whiskey. There’s a burn, but it’s almost always a lovely burn.”

Yeah, he felt that lovely burn where she was touching him. As she talked, it spread across his chest and into his abdomen, then lower, to his pelvis and groin. Everything tightened and grew feverish with lust.

“Seems to me,” he said in a humiliatingly rough voice, “that bumping up against evil would be an incredible temptation for angels like you.”

“It is,” she purred. “Which is why we aren’t allowed to leave Heaven except under certain circumstances, and even then, we must have an escort. It’s one of the reasons I know I can’t ever enter Sheoul. To become a True Fallen would be to have my full powers of detection restored, and I’d be skewed toward evil. The few Seraphim who have become fallen angels are like drug addicts, seeking out the most evil beings they can find, to serve them, to just be near them.”

He wondered how having a Seraphim fallen angel as a warden in the Inner Sanctum would play out. Then Cat dragged her palms down his chest to his abs, and he forgot all about everything except what was happening right now, right here in his home.

Reading Order: Demonica series

  
  Eternal Rider by Larissa Ione
Immortal Rider by Larissa Ione Lethal Rider by Larissa Ione Rogue Rider by Larissa Ione
Reaver by Larissa Ione Azagoth by Larissa Ione Revenant by Larissa Ione Hades by Larisas Ione

#1 ~ Pleasure Unbound: EbookPaperback • AudibleGoodreads
#2 ~ Desire Unchained: EbookPaperback • Audible • Goodreads
#3 ~ Passioned Unleashed: EbookPaperback • Audible • Goodreads
#4 ~ Ecstasy Unveiled: EbookPaperback • AudibleGoodreads
#5 ~ Sin Undone: Ebook • Paperback • AudibleGoodreads
#6 ~ Eternal Rider: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#7 ~ Immortal Rider: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#8 ~ Lethal Rider: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#9 ~ Rogue Rider: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#10 ~ Reaver: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#10.5 ~ Azagoth: EbookPaperbackGoodreads
#11 ~ Revenant: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#11.5 ~ Hades: EbookPaperbackGoodreads

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Larissa IoneLarissa Ione is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. An Air Force veteran, she traded in a career as a meteorologist to pursue her passion of writing. She now spends her days in pajamas with her computer, strong coffee, and supernatural worlds. She believes in celebrating everything, and would never be caught without a bottle of Champagne chilling in the fridge…just in case. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her U.S. Coast Guard husband, her teenage son, a rescue cat named Vegas, and her very own hellhound, a King Shepherd named Hexe.

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