New Release! Talk British To Me by Robin Bielman

Talk British To Me by author Robin Bielman was a read full of emotion, likeable main characters with some laughter added to the mix. Teague and Mateo were perfectly matched in this story and were a joy to read. A great series starter from Ms Bielman.
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About Talk British To Me by Robin Bielman

As the Dating Guy on L.A.’s top morning show, I give the single guy’s perspective on dating, love, and sex—and I give great advice. Everyone’s hooking up…well, except for me. Sure, I can get any woman I want, but I’ve got a “no relationship” clause in my contract and the only woman I want has “relationship” written all over her. Probably stamped on her ass, too. And wouldn’t I like to confirm that.

Unfortunately, she wants nothing to do with me. At all. Something about the next Ice Age might have even come up in her rebuttal. Adorable. Because she’s determined to ignore what one simple kiss proved: she wants me as badly as I want her.

Everything in me is screaming to go after her, but I’ve got a secret that I’m fairly certain will end up with her roasting my nuts over an open fire. So, job on the line? Check. Nuts on the line? Check. Can’t get her out of my head? Nail…meet coffin. But what a way to go…

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New Release! Silver Edge by Ciara Knight

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My fingers settled on the piano keys, my hands arched, and my brain shifted to the slow, sensual sound of Drake’s song.
My eyelids closed, sealing the surrounding room from my consciousness. That inexplicable yearning inside me conjoined with the melody. I surrendered to the sensual soiree, the higher notes promenading with the grace of a champion ballroom dancer. My shoulders rose and fell with the tete-a-tete.
I played as if the piano breathed for me, thought for me, lived for me. Note after note, I felt love, loss, longing. Tears trickled over my cheeks and into my mouth. I tasted the sadness of Drake’s song, the same sadness I had lived.
I slid my hands to the bass keys and pounded the approach of danger. Deep, hollow, broken. I found where Drake had faltered in the song. My breath was shallow, but I played on. The melody crescendoed to a battle cadence.
Da-drum. Da-drum. Da-drum.
Faster, faster, faster.
The song peaked, a high, mountainous peak. Energy faded, and the beats trailed into a sweeping calm. My fingers fell from the keys. I slumped, exhausted.
The floor creaked and I jolted. Drake dropped his bag, a flash of intense emotion. I flinched, waiting for the anger I knew was coming to rule his fists.

 

About Silver Edge by Ciara Knight

SilverEdge_CiaraKnight_entangledpub_bookcoverAll I’ve ever wanted is to fit in.

But no one can ever see past how weird I am. Bright lights? Can’t stand them. Loud noises? Definitely sends me over the edge. And touching? Forget about it.

At least, until I met Drake.

From the moment I walked into that nightclub, I finally felt like I belonged somewhere. And when Drake touched me, it didn’t send me into a tailspin of sensations that I couldn’t stand. It actually felt…nice. Like something I could get used to. And it doesn’t hurt that he’s probably the hottest guy I’ve ever seen.

But now someone wants to close the club down. And since I promised Drake that I’d help him keep it open, I’m going to have to find a way to tap into whatever that inner strength thing is that everyone always talks about. And fast. But what happens if I can’t?

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About The Author

CiaraKnight_authorCiara Knight is a USA Today and Amazon Bestselling author who writes ‘A Little Edge and A Lot of Heart’ that spans the heat scales. With almost twenty-five full-length stories, she has crossed mountains, blown up spaceships, vacationed in exotic islands, and snuggled up in a mountain cabin with that special someone. For more on Ciara Knight, please visit her website at www.ciaraknight.com.

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New Release! Crazy Pucking Love by Cindi Madsen

What’s a little kissing between late night friends?

I just met the girl of my dreams. Megan Davenport is funny and smart, and she’s as much crazypuckinglove_cindimadsen_entangledembraceof an insomniac as I am. She’s also my team captain’s little sister, which I only found out after our passionate kiss. Megan is completely off-limits—her brother makes that very clear—and I know better than to think I can keep a relationship going during hockey season anyway. But that doesn’t mean we can’t be late-night friends, right? The only problem is, love makes you do crazy things, like breaking all the rules.

Title: Crazy Pucking Love
Series: Taking Shots, #3
Author: Cindi Madsen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 365 pages
Release Date: November 7, 2016
Imprint: Embrace

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Taking Shots novels by author Cindi Madsen:

Book one: Getting Lucky Number Seven
Book two: Anatomy of a Player
Book three: Crazy Pucking Love

Each book in the Taking Shots series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.

 

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Q&A With Author Jocelyn Adams!

Today’s feature post is my Q&A with author Jocelyn Adams, author of the new release book Forever Dusk! Forever Dusk is book three in the Mortal Machine Series from
jocelynadamsJocelyn and from this readers perspective, is a book series that is up there with some of the best around 😀 The Mortal Machine series is available from retailers including already released books Darkside Sun, Midnight Dawn and the newly released Forever Dusk.

Welcome to Talking Books Blog Jocelyn!

 

The Mortal Machine book series has been one that has had me on the edge of my seat all the way back since book one – tell us what character was the most complex to write in the series and why?

Wow, thanks! The clear winner of the biggest pain in the but is, of course, Asher. It darksidesunshouldn’t surprise me, I suppose, given his antics in the books. ϑ The hardest part of writing a trilogy is trying to foresee issues that might pop up with books 2 & 3, because once the first book is out there, it’s too late to change anything fundamental. Alas, my foresight isn’t so great. Once I began writing Midnight Dawn, I realized my life would have been much simpler if I’d written the series in 3rd person, switching POVs. With the circumstances in book 2, it was really difficult to endear Asher to readers when they couldn’t get inside his head, and Addison had lost her memory of his tender moments. How could I make him keep his distance from Addison, but still let the reader know it was killing him inside? I had to get creative, but I’m really happy with how Asher turned out in the end.

midnightdawn1What scene was the most challenging to write throughout the series?

Oh gosh, there were so many troublesome bits along the way. I’d go with all of the scenes in Midnight Dawn before Addison discovers the truth, because those nearly ruined me. As I mentioned above, I needed the reader to be sympathetic to him without actions obvious enough for Addison to catch onto his deception right away. Hardest. Book. Ever.

 

Did you have a favourite character in your series?

Aside from the obvious answer of Addison and Asher, it would have to be Addison’s dad, Raymond. He’s modeled very loosely on my own dad, making him a down-to-earth, fiercely kind man who gives without thought of getting anything in return. I adore the way he rolls with the many punches he’s dealt during the series, and how his love for Addison never wavers once during the hell she puts him through. He’s the kind of dad I wish every child could have.

I know as a reader this series had me tied up in knots reading LOL 😛  What emotions did you feel when writing the words THE END for The Mortal Machine series?
Awesome! I’m so glad you love it as much as I do. To be honest, I had mixed emotions foreverduskwhile writing Forever Dusk. On one hand, I’d lived inside this world with these characters for two years, feeling the triumphs and heartaches along with Addison and the gang, and I already miss them terribly. On the other hand, this complicated world that often defied the
laws of time and space, along with the vastness of the story, tested my limits as an author. I thought I’d nailed Forever Dusk, but during edits, I realized it needed to be almost entirely rewritten for several reasons. I had to scrap 70,000 words, and it was mind-numbing to sort out the pieces and put it back together in a different way. It killed the muse for a while, and I’m only now beginning to recover and write again. So, although I’m sad it’s over, I’m also really relieved it’s finished.

What’s next in your writing career?

Oh gosh, I want to do far more than I have time and energy for. ϑ Later this year, I have the first of several contemporary romances coming out with Entangled Publishing. After that, I’m hoping to dedicate myself to a world my heart has never left—the Ironhill Jinn world. I’ll be self-publishing the first three books of this seven book series, hopefully sometime later this year. After that, there’s no telling where my crazy imagination will take me. Wherever it is, I hope you join me there for a bit of romance and adventure.

Thanks for your time Jocelyn and congratulations on an amazing series 🙂 

Thanks so much for chatting with me today, it was great fun.

 

About Author Jocelyn Adams

Jocelyn is an office grunt by day and creator of romance and adventure by night. Born a
farmer’s daughter with a vivid imagination, she spent her childhood dreaming up stories that remained untold until 2010.

With no formal training, she relied on the honest feedback of her writing group to take her from that first short story all the way to THE END of her first novel. She now has eight published novels and has recently signed a 3-book deal with Entangled Publishing.

When she isn’t slinging words, you can find her shooting her bow or enjoying the serenity of family life in her little house in the woods.

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About Forever Dusk

Since their last battle, life for the Mortal Machine—the secret-society that protects Earth foreverduskand its inhabitants from dark outside forces—has become almost…normal. For everyone but Addison. The evil she’s imprisoned in her soul has begun eating away at her sanity, and despite her soul mate Asher’s efforts to hold her together, it’s causing painful and terrifying delusions.

Consequently, nobody believes Addison’s warnings that Marcus, their old enemy, has returned. When Marcus threatens Asher and the Machine, she agrees to find what he seeks—a treasure that, in his hands, could be deadly.

If she relies too much on Asher, she knows he’ll likely imprison her, if only to preserve what’s left of her deteriorating mind. But if she fails this final test, Earth will fall. So Addison is forced to distance herself from her love, to prevent the life she wants with Asher from being over before it truly begins.

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Excerpt – Forever Dusk by Jocelyn Adams

Quick breaths drew Memory-Asher’s gaze left. A form huddled in the midst of torn skirts, her brown hair hanging in messy ringlets around her shoulders, one of which was bare and covered in goose bumps where the sleeve had been torn away. It wasn’t the same Adaline I’d seen in the mirror.
This one was somehow softer, daintier.

“Do you hear that?” she asked in a voice that sounded similar to mine, only the cadence sounded more old-world. She turned to him. Moonlight highlighted her pale face, her eyes showing too much white. She had my eyes, only…they weren’t. It was Adaline, the original, before Izan had set her on the path to becoming me.

Old-World Asher sat up and picked a twig from her hair, using it as an excuse to touch her as he’d been tempted to do all day. It was the first time she had shown an ounce of fright since she’d freed him from the soldiers, her brave face faltering soon after the sun had set that night. It was the first they’d spent out in the open, free of the briar patch.

Desperately needing to give comfort, he said, “Do not fear what you hear, Adaline. That is only the night song. It can only harm you if you listen.”

“But I can hear nothing else. I could see the soldiers, and I do not fear them, but I cannot see where the wolves are. They could be in the shadow of that tree, or there, or there, and we would not know it until it is too late.”

He took hold of her hand, and she resisted. “There is another song I wish for you to hear. Will you trust me?”

Slowly relaxing her arm, she smiled tentatively. “Always.”

My throat locked. That was what he said to me every time I’d asked him that question.

Asher drew her hand to him and placed her palm beneath the loose once-white shirt he wore. “This heart beats because of you, and now it beats for you. Will you listen?” Although he trembled inside, his voice had taken on that smooth cadence that could have me out of my pants in two seconds flat.

Oh, you are smooth, Asher Green. Even in the days of petticoats and leather armor, he’d figured out how to push my buttons.

“Just watch,” he said, his voice echoing all around me. Not amused, but deadly serious.

After eyeing him with suspicion, Adaline leaned in and let him guide her ear against his chest. He tangled his fingers in her hair and held her to him, mesmerized by the softness of her. “This song is for you,” he said. “One touch, and the tempo speeds up.”

Taking the bait, she slipped her fingers inside his shirt and around his side. Even I could hear his pulse take off, and Adaline giggled. “What other tricks does this heart of yours do?”

“For you, many things. If you would let me hold you in my arms so that I might protect you through this night, you will find my heart slows into a contented rhythm. If you should allow me a good-night kiss upon your lips, then it might swell up until it breaks through my chest. Since the moment your vision filled my eyes, you have held me spellbound with your sharp tongue and fierce heart. If it would please you, I would keep you through every night from now until the long road of time comes to an end.”

 

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Getting Lucky Number Seven by Cindi Madsen

What’s your lucky number?

Lyla Wilder is done being the shy, chemistry nerd extraordinaire. While every other college student is out having fun, gettingluckynumbersevenLyla is studying. With her cat. Well, she’s played it “safe” quite enough, thank you. So she creates a “College Bucket List”―with item #7 being a night of uninhibited, mind-blowing sex…

But she needs some help from her man-whore best friend.

Hockey player Beck Davenport thought Lyla’s transformation would be subtle. Man, was he wrong. With every item she ticks off, Beck finds himself growing seriously hot for his sweet, brainiac best friend. And if he’s not careful, he’ll end up risking their friendship in order to convince Lyla that he might just be her lucky #7…

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Lyla and Beckett stole my heart in Getting Lucky Number Seven by Cindi Madsen with their loyal friendship, flirting disasters, hilarious antics and innuendos while making it through their first year of college. Their companionship and unwavering support of each other shines in the story and had this reader cheering throughout the story for the well written, often comical, golden hearted characters.
5 Stars
*ARC received from the publisher via Netgalley

 

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