Insatiable by Michelle Hazen – Blog Tour Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

Insatiable by Michelle Hazen – Blog Tour Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

 

 

Insatiable by Michelle Hazen is the third book in the Sex, Love, and Rock & Roll series.  A backstage pass into the world of the Red Letters, a band with musicians who must overcome obstacles to have it all. Living a life in the public eye is never easy, and it’s even more challenging when you’re trying to overcome an addiction. This is one crazy, wild ride and it’s worth every penny!

Jackson Sterling has a dark past and a powerful addiction to overcome. With the support of his band he’s managed to handle most of the temptations until Ava walked into his life. Will he finally find someone to be himself with and ease his pain? Can he find a way to overcome his new vice? Jax will surprise you and leave you wanting more, so much more.

Both Ava and Jax have a complicated past that could destroy their careers. One night will change everything and force them to finally face the very thing that could change their lives forever. A hot connection doesn’t make for a lasting relationship unless acceptance and forgiveness can be reached. Who will accept and who will forgive?

Trust, addiction, power, control, and the adrenaline rush are just a few things that bring this book on a wild ride through the life of a singer. Are you ready to dive into another wild ride with the Red Letters for their next tour?

Michelle Hazen delivers and emotionally satisfying story of a man who has so much to offer, so much to give, and so much to live for. I am thrilled his story is finally being told. This story is Scorchin hot. Caution, may lead to unexpected need to turn on the A/C.

While this book does contain spoilers to earlier books in the series it can be read as a standalone. If you’re the type of reader who enjoys reading a series from start to finish then I highly recommend reading the first two books to fully enjoy the band and the journey they’re on. Please note that the first book I read was Playing the Pauses and I didn’t feel confused. Instead I found myself needing to add Fill me to my must read list to read. 

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INSATIABLE Excerpt
Copyright © 2018 Michelle Hazen

“Jax, wait!” She grabs my arm.
“Still not ready to sleep?”
Please God, let her ask me to hold her. That happens in Jera’s romance novels all the time. And okay, the heroes never pop inappropriate wood, but that’s just because they’re a bunch of P~$$ies.
Ava nods, and I can’t quite read the look in her eye. Her hand feels soft on my arm and when it drops away, my skin tingles. “If you want to trade in truth or dare for a bedtime story next time, I rock at Dr. Seuss. Jera’s daughter can’t get enough of rhyming.” I half-smile. “Songwriter’s kid, you know.”
“Sorry. You should go catch a nap before the plane lands. I need a new damn boyfriend is all.” Ava sighs. “Hate sleeping alone.”
My heart jolts and I briefly debate the wisdom of jumping up and down, waving my arm in the air. Decide against it on the basis of possible un-coolness points. “You could try your bodyguard. Judging by the look he gave me when I was on my way in here, he’s dying to play Big Spoon.”
Ava laughs. “Yeah, not even a little bit. Plus, his wife is in my knitting group back home.”
“AVA knitting? From the girl who started the skull-with-pink-bow trend, that’s some serious blackmail, so now we’re even.” She still looks glum, so I skim my knuckles down her arm. “Come on, you’re not really alone. You’re on a tiny plane with the world’s most prescient flight attendant, a vampire bat, and a makeup artist whom I suspect of reading the dictionary. For pleasure.”
She laughs, squirming around until she’s straight on the bed again and squinting up at me as a tiny curl falls into her eyes. “You’re crazy weird, you realize that, right?”
“They’re your hand-picked staff, not mine.” I head for the door and pause with my hand on the knob. “I’ll totally stay and cuddle with you, you know. As long as you have sex with me three, maybe four times first.”
“Four?” She pushes her hair out of her face. “Oh, is that all?”
I wink. “‘If you never did, you should. These things are fun, and fun is good.’”
“Oh my God, did you just sex-quote Dr. Seuss at me?” She explodes into my favorite laugh, the gasping snorty one.
I close the door, grinning. Which sucks, because I look like a fool when I realize her bodyguard is still awake, swiveled so he can watch me come out of her airplane’s bedroom.
And he still hasn’t blinked.

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Michelle Hazen is a nomad with a writing problem. Years ago, she and her husband ducked out of the 9 to 5 world and moved into their truck. As a result, she wrote most of her books with solar power in odd places, including a bus in Thailand, a golf cart in a sandstorm, and a beach in Honduras. Currently, she’s addicted to The Walking Dead, hiking, and Tillamook cheese.

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Getting Schooled by Emma Chase – Blog Tour Review and Excerpt

Getting Schooled by Emma Chase – Blog Tour Review and Excerpt

Getting Schooled by Emma Chase is a story of what happens when fate gives you a second chance to find love, with your first love. This slow burn ignites when Garrett Daniels and Callie Carpenter reunite. If you’re looking for a fun escape to read at the pool or beach, or anywhere, one-click now.

When life forces Callie to face unfinished business because of a family accident, suddenly returning home isn’t so terrible. A new job, a few familiar faces and the chance to finally put a few things to rest. Taking care of family won’t be the only thing on Callie’s list, her heart will need a little bit of mending too.

The chemistry is as hot as ever and the feelings resurface forcing two people to decide what matters most, career, family, or friendship. What would you do?

It’s time to go back to high school but this time, its the teachers who will learn a few things from the students. Sometimes being an adult is hard, but when you’re tested and forced to face the past, it’s a life changing moment.

Don’t miss Emma Chase’s latest release that is full of witty dialogue, lots of chemistry, and a few surprises for readers.


Scorchin – Caution, may lead to unexpected need to turn on the A/C.
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High school parking lots are one of the most dangerous places on earth. I don’t have statistics to back that up…but I know it’s true.

I pull into the school parking lot Monday morning in my Dad’s giant, newly repaired mint-green Buick, with Back in Black by AC/DC blasting from the speakers. I feel tough, powerful—like I’m driving a tank.

I’m a badass teacher—I’ll run you down even if you’re a student—I’ve got twenty-nine more in class just like you.

The outfit helps too—leather boots, blue jeans, a starched white blouse and a black leather jacket. It’s my armor. The morning air is cool and crisp today, but I barely feel it. I’m locked and loaded and ready to roll.

As I march towards the main entrance, I spot Garrett and Dean and Alison Bellinger outside the doors. They pause when they see me, waiting.

“Damn,” Dean chuckles. “Callie’s got her shit-kickers on. Did you dig them out of a mosh pit from 1993?”

Garrett crosses his arms. “Somebody’s channeling Michelle Pfiefer in Dangerous Minds.”

He looks fantastic. His hair is tousled from the breeze and kisses his brow, and he’s wearing a dark blue sweater that’s snug around his biceps and soft, worn, light blue jeans. I remember his arms around me yesterday on my parent’s porch. The wonder and exhilaration of the moment.

Of him.

The intensity in his eyes, the desire and possessiveness in the grasp of his hands. The scorching feel of his mouth, his wet talented tongue that made my stomach swirl and my head spin.

So much for not complicating things.

But I’m not going to play head games with myself or Garrett—we’re too old for that s%t.

I have feelings for him—I always have—our break-up had nothing to do with either of us not wanting each other desperately. But these aren’t just leftover echoes of a sweet, first love—this is something new. A throbbing, breathless attraction to the amazing man he’s become. I want to be near him. I want to know him, inside and out, all over again.

And he feels the same way. Garrett wants this version of me as much as he always did—maybe even more. I heard it in his whispered words and felt it in his kiss.

I don’t know if we have a future, if it can go anywhere. We have separate lives on opposite ends of the country. But I’m not going to worry about that—for now, I’m going to take each day as it comes and enjoy every moment we can.

Except for now. Now is not the time for enjoying or worrying or relationship building…now is the time for focusing. Now is the time to be ice and steel—don’t smile, don’t waver.

“Little f#@knutters don’t know who the hell they’re dealing with,” I growl.

Allison pumps her fist. “That’s the spirit.”

Garrett opens the door for me. “Go get ‘em, Gangster’s Paradise.”

 

 

 

 

Emma Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the hot and hilarious Tangled series and The Legal Briefs series. Emma lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children and two naughty (but really cute) dogs. She has a long-standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.

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Bolt 4 & 5 by Angel Payne Blog Tour

Bolt 4 & 5 by Angel Payne Blog Tour

 

Bolt (4 & 5) by USA Today bestselling romance author Angel Payne are here. Each part of the series has approximately 30,000 words and priced around $2.99 per installment.
 



Bolt by Angel Payne is a series in nine installments. As this series is built upon the previous book I recommend reading this series in order. A little tidbit, if you’ve read Misadventures of a Superhero then this character will seem very familiar.
In the Misadventures series his story was short, hot, and full of electrifying moments. Now, Angel Payne delivers Bolt and delves deeper taking us into what happened to Reece, what triggered his dive into an almost unthinkable place, and his journey to turn his life into something positive.

Bolt is a phenomenon, a superhero, a man of intense powers in a world where a living superhero is exciting, erotic, and almost unthinkable. Will he win the woman he desires most despite his abilities?

Fueled by revenge, driven by love, Reece Richards is a powerful businessman who will meet one woman who can defy his odds and prove he isn’t broken. There is only one thing standing in his way, a powerful secret that could destroy everything. Will Emmalina stay with Reece or leave him? If they can uncover who is responsible for Bolt’s existence, they will finally be able to be together. Will they find out who made Reece the man he is? I love reading a story with a suspense element, tons of secrets, and lots of hot chemistry.


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Bolt 5

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Scorchin – Caution, may lead to unexpected need to turn on the A/C.

I received this ARC from Bare Naked Words for a fair and honest review.

Meet the Author
 
 

USA Today bestselling romance author Angel Payne has written for four publishing houses, and is also independently published. She loves to focus on high heat romance with emotional twists. She has numerous book series to her credit, including the Honor Bound series, the Suited for Sin series, the Cimarron Saga, the Temptation Court series, and the Secrets of Stone series (with Victoria Blue).

 
Angel is thrilled to be an author for the bestselling Misadventures series, and looks forward to the launch of the Bolt Saga, featuring her super hero Reece Richards, launching in Summer 2018. Angel lives in Southern California with her soul mate husband and beautiful cosplaying daughter. As an “anime family”, they enjoy attending pop culture cons together.

 

The Distiller’s Darling by Rebecca Norinne and Jamaila Brinkley – Blog Tour Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

The Distiller’s Darling by Rebecca Norinne and Jamaila Brinkley – Blog Tour Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

The Distiller’s Darling by Rebecca Norinne and Jamaila Brinkley is refreshing and delicious. There is nothing sweeter than a collaboration that reads with such fluidity and grace as this does. I tried to figure out which author wrote specific chapters and I was unable to decipher. Ladies, well done.

For those familiar with the River Hill series, this book focuses on Naomi Klein and her crew of friends. New to the series, no problem. I love that this book can stand on its own for those who have not read The Vintner’s Vixen as well as satisfy returning readers with a continuation of beloved characters that brought them back for another bookcation.

Naomi Klein is strong, witty, and knows what she wants. Unafraid to speak her mind despite the potential for alienating herself from her family and friends she’s tired of her meddling mother and town gossip. Naomi is oozing talent and will stop at nothing to achieve her dream, but does she really want a life of one-night stands and no commitments?  Is it possible that she can have an established career without giving up someone special? When she meets a sexy Irish whiskey connoisseur he will leave her panties twisted and her heart ripe for the taking. Will she change her mind regarding marriage and discover it’s possible to have it all?

Iain Brennan wants to to be defined by his work and not constricted to his families expectations or old world ways. Working with his twin sister on a secret project he travels across the pond to make his move. There is only one thing preventing him from achieving his goals, a sexy artist who will become the canvas in this fabulous love story. Will his family be receptive? Will he change his mind on relationships and family?

If you’re looking for something fun this weekend try an adventure with hot chemistry, a solid story built around families, friendships, and a town where everyone knows you. Now is the perfect time to visit River Hill, I hear there’s a great B & B with a few rooms available :)!

I received this ARC from Inkslinger PR and the authors for a fair and honest review. For a book that has love scenes behind the bedroom door this is still a scorching hot read!

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“Thank you for doing this,” Iain said, the pad of his index finger tracing over the design Naomi had created for Whitman’s Revival. “To be honest, I wasn’t sure I’d hear from you again. You kind of ghosted me.”

He glanced up in time to catch her looking away guiltily. “Yeah, about that—”

“I’m not asking you to explain yourself. I get it. We had some fun, and now it’s time to move on.”

Naomi’s eyes came back around, the guilt replaced with what Iain thought looked a whole lot like contemplation. “Funny you should mention that.”

“Funny how?”

“I was thinking,” she said, her finger swirling a pattern on the table that separated them. “You’re leaving in two months, and it would be a shame if we didn’t spend that time … hanging out.” Her eyes bored into his, as if daring him to misunderstand.

His lips quirked up into a smirk. “Why, Miss Klein, are you asking me to fuck you senseless until I board a plane back to Ireland?”

She tossed him a wicked smile full of promise. “You have to admit; we’re pretty damn good at it.”

“The best,” he agreed.

He felt his chest sawing in and out as his breathing became deeper and more labored. Iain couldn’t remember the last time he’d felt such heady anticipation. Oh, wait, yes, he could. It was that night in San Francisco when he and Naomi had practically run from that dive bar to his hotel. He’d been so ready for her that he’d ripped her dress off before the door to his room had locked behind them.

“So, what do you say, Brennan? You want to spend the next sixty days seeing how many orgasms we can give each other?”

That was all the invitation Iain needed. Abruptly, he stood, his chair scraping over the black-and-white-checked linoleum and then crashing to the floor. He stalked around the fifties-style diner table and fisted his hands in Naomi’s hair. He bent at the waist and let his lips hover scant centimeters from her parted ones. He could feel the warmth of her breath mingling with his own. “What do you say we get started on that now?”

She licked her lips. “Yes, let’s.”

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About the Authors

Rebecca Norinne writes sexy romance from the heart. Her heroines are bold and headstrong, and her heroes will do anything for the ones they love.

When not banging away at the keyboard, she is watching rugby, enjoying a pint of craft beer, or traveling the globe in search of inspiration for her next book.

Originally from California, Rebecca currently resides in Dublin, Ireland, with her husband.

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Jamaila Brinkley writes historical romance with a hint of magic. Her Wizards of London series features thieves, duchesses, witches, and more indulging in mayhem and romance in Regency England. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America, and was a finalist in the Romance Through the Ages contest in 2015.

Jamaila came to romance as an avid reader of fantasy and science fiction, and found that her favorite historical romances seemed ripe for an injection of magic. Her favorite historical period is currently the Victorian era, and she’s never happier than when immersed in a multi-book family series.

Jamaila lives outside Baltimore, Maryland in a house that is perpetually under renovation with her husband and twin toddlers. You can find her blogging about romance, writing, parenting, cooking, and more on her website at www.jamailabrinkley.com, and posting pictures of her lunch on Twitter as @jamaila.

 

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Misadventures with a Rock Star by Helen Hardt Blog Tour

 

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What would you do if a sexy rockstar only had eyes for you? Would you believe him? Would you give into your wicked fantasies? 
Heather Myles is about to find out what happens when the concert is over and the party starts. Hanging with musicians isn’t how Heather prefers to unwind. But, when her roommate insists she step out of her comfort zone and attend a party, she reluctantly agrees. What she encounters will set her on a path towards self-discovery and a sexual awakening.

Jett Draconis isn’t usually thinking beyond the one-night fling until he meets a mysterious woman who he can’t resist. One who will turn his world upside down and ultimately force him to confront the one person who is standing in the way of eternal love.  Will he risk it all to release himself from his past? Secrets always have a way of being discovered. This will test Jett’s ability to trust, and confront those who think he’s not willing to sacrifice it all. 
Another standalone read in the misadventure series that’s about letting go of the past, overcoming fears, living in the moment and finding the ability to trust.  

Inferno – Will cause you to turn on the A/C, the fan, and take a cold shower.
Note this book has M/F, M/F/F, and F/F love scenes


I received this ARC from Bare Naked Words for a fair and honest review.

 

 

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Misadventures with a Rock Star live event 4th June

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#1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Helen Hardt’s passion for the written word began with the books her mother read to her at bedtime. She wrote her first story at age six and hasn’t stopped since. In addition to being an award winning author of contemporary and historical romance and erotica, she’s a mother, a black belt in Taekwondo, a grammar geek, an appreciator of fine red wine, and a lover of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. She writes from her home in Colorado, where she lives with her family. Helen loves to hear from readers.

 

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Tie Me Down by Michelle Hazen – Blog Tour Review, Excerpt and Giveaway

Tie Me Down by Michelle Hazen – Blog Tour Review, Excerpt and Giveaway

 

 

Readers if you haven’t read Playing the Pauses (read my review and thoughts here ) I highly recommend reading that first. Tie Me Down by Michelle Hazen is what happens after the last page in that book.

It’s time to see how Danny and Kate are now, will they really have their happy-ever-after? It’s an adventure that shows what we really need isn’t always what we get. Further more, it isn’t always how we planned or what those in our life expect. However, if we don’t ask, then how can we get it? We deserve everything we want and shouldn’t stop until we have it.

Danny O’Neil and Kate have it all, dream jobs, hot chemistry, and they both live hard and play harder. Will their love survive the new challenges with Kate’s job? Will Danny find a way to communicate his feelings when things take an unexpected turn?

Living the life of a rock star has its challenges and managing one requires control, order, and the ability to put others before oneself. Sometimes. Will Kate finally risk it all to save the one thing she can’t live without? Is Danny really ok with all of Kate’s  traveling despite his frequent gifts?

Don’t miss the conclusion – it’s full of heart squeezing moments, life changing decisions and the creative expression we discovered when we saw Danny and Kate last. I have a new appreciation for art and am feeling inspired.

I received this ARC from Barclay for a fair and honest review. I give this book three flames of heat. Spicy  – Best enjoyed with your favorite iced-beverage, a cozy chair, and maybe a fan.

 

 From the Author **This is a sequel to Playing the Pauses, not a standalone. However, you don’t have to read the rest of the series to understand these two.**

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TIE ME DOWN Excerpt

Copyright © 2018 Michelle Hazen

 In my purse, a text message waits on my phone, but I don’t check it.

My assistant needs more supervision than I can afford to give him, the production manager’s blood pressure could really use me running interference between him and the neurotic pyrotechnics specialist, and I should ride the bus tonight to try to repair my working relationship with the backup dancers. I have a hundred places to be and the only one I want to inhabit is Danny’s apartment, in his beautiful silence that always stretches to make me a comfortable part of it.

It’s enough to make me wish Danny said I love you. He thinks it’s absurd to repeat a sentiment I already know is true, but in moments like these where I’m falling a little short in every area of my life, I could really use the simple comfort of those three words. I pull out my phone to check his text, even though I know it won’t say what I need it to.

Sure enough, the screen doesn’t fill with words. Instead, it’s a picture.

I squint in the dim backstage lights, turning up the brightness until I can make out a sketch in the spare, soft lines of his characteristic charcoal.

It’s of me, asleep with my hair pooled beneath my relaxed cheek. The lines of my face are graceful, more beautiful than they ever look in the mirror. The care with which he constructed my image just from memory makes me catch my breath, tears burning at the corners of my eyes.

He misses me. And this is the only way he can say it.

 

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About Michelle Hazen:

Michelle Hazen is a nomad with a writing problem. Years ago, she and her husband ducked out of the 9 to 5 world and moved into their truck. As a result, she wrote most of her books with solar power in odd places, including a bus in Thailand, a golf cart in a sandstorm, and a beach in Honduras. Currently, she’s addicted to The Walking Dead, hiking, and Tillamook cheese.

 

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