Archive | August 12, 2015

Stepbrother Mine 3 by Opal Carew Book Blitz & Rafflecopter giveaway 8/12/15

stepbrotherminebookblitz.2

Book Blitz

StepbrotherMine-3_HR

Book Title: Stepbrother, Mine 3
Author: Opal Carew
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: August 11, 20014
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions

Goodreads Button with Shadow

Book Blurb

Unable to let Dana slip away again, Mason bids on the one thing he’s always wanted–even if it is completely forbidden. He’s fantasied about having Dana to himself for years, touching her smooth skin, tasting her sweet lips. But Dana is off-limits…or is she? All it takes is just one kiss to find out…

excerpt

“We’re here, miss.”

The driver stopped the car and got out, then opened her door and helped her from the car. They stood in front of a tall, elegant looking building. It didn’t look like a hotel. More like a luxury apartment building. The driver rolled her overnight bag to the front door and the doorman opened the door for her. The driver led her across the impressive lobby, with marble floors, tall pillars, and huge floral arrangements, to an elevator.

“This is a private elevator.” He slid a card into a slot and the door opened. “It will take you to the penthouse.” Then he handed her the card and walked away.

The door closed and her stomach fluttered as the elevator started moving upward.

When the door opened, she stepped into a huge apartment with windows overlooking the city. She stepped onto the gleaming, dark hardwood floor of the foyer as she stepped from the elevator and glanced around, expecting her benefactor to be waiting for her. But there was no one in sight.

She glanced around at the elegantly furnished penthouse, with light walls and leather couches and chairs. The wood furniture had clean lines and large pieces of abstract art hung on the walls. The whole look was balanced by the softness of the plush carpets and cushions.

She walked across the floor and stared out at the city below. The sun was setting and the windows of the other buildings were bathed in orange light.

“Like the view?” a male voice asked behind her.

A prickle started along the back of her neck, then down her spine.

It wasn’t the voice of a stranger.

It was him.

She turned slowly, her heart pounding in her chest.

“Mason?” Astounded, she stared at the man she hadn’t seen in eight years.

“Hello, Dana.”

The shock at seeing him had sent her totally off balance, but now she remembered the situation.

“Oh my God, you’re the one? But… you can’t…” she sputtered.

He raised his eyebrow in that way she remembered. “Can’t what? Be the one who takes your virginity?”

Her eyes widened. “That’s right. We just… I mean…”

She stared at him, the man who had left when she was eighteen. The man who’d made her feel special and cared for in a time when she had felt like nothing.

A man who haunted her hottest and most forbidden dreams.

She sucked in a breath of air and tried again. “You’re my stepbrother, for God’s sake.”

Teaser

Meet the Author

As a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of erotic contemporary romance, Opal Carew writes about passion, love, and taking risks. Her heroines follow their hearts and push past the fear that stops them from realizing their dreams… to the excitement and love of happily-ever-after.

Opal loves nail polish, crystals, dragons, feathers, cats, pink hair, the occult, Manga artwork, Zentangle, and all that glitters. She earned a degree in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, and spent 15 years as a software analyst before turning to her passion as a writer. She grew up in Toronto, and now lives in Ottawa with her husband, and three cats. One of her sons just finished a Masters degree at Sussex University in the UK and is now pursuing a second Masters at Carleton University in Ottawa. The other son is working on his undergraduate degree at Carleton University. Yes, mom is proud!

Social Media

websiteblognewsletter signuptwitterFacebookpinterestGoodreads

Buy the Book

stepbrothertrio

amazon usamazon UKB&Nkobo

Giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway

BEPRectangle

The Weight of Guilt by Jon Ripslinger Blog Tour 8/12/15

The Weight of Guilt
by Jon Ripslinger
Genre: Young Adult Mystery/Romance
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing
Release Date: February 24, 2015

Driving home from a bonfire party, eighteen-year-old John Hawk crashes, killing his girlfriend, Riley. Bullied and tormented at school, and crushed by his guilty conscience, John transfers to a school on the banks of the Mississippi River, where he attracts the eye of the principal’s daughter, Megan. Though he’s reluctant, she convinces him to be her prom date. The morning after prom, Principal Jones reports Megan missing. Four days later, her body is recovered from the river, and John becomes the prime suspect in her death.

Charley Cotton, Megan’s best friend, knows that Megan had a secret, but she doesn’t trust John because of his past. John is desperate to avoid adding to the shame he carries for Riley’s death, though—it’s destroying his life. With Charley’s help, he learns that others in Megan’s life had a motive to keep her quiet. But every effort they make to uncover the truth edges them closer to a desperate murderer with everything to lose.

THE WEIGHT OF GUILT
ONE
John Hawk

Riley’s drunk, and it’s all my fault. Swaying near the blazing bonfire with a dozen other kids, she’s guzzling beer from a red Solo cup. They laugh, jostle, and slop beer over themselves.

Damn! I should have been paying more attention to her. I should have kept better track of time. You idiot, John! I need to get her home and tuck her into bed—now—or we’ll both be in deep crap. I step up behind her in the brilliant firelight. The heat feels good on my face and arms, but the smoke curls into my nostrils, and I cough. Someone must have piled wet logs onto the blaze.

I touch Riley’s shoulder. “We better go.”

She whirls. “Where have you been?”

“Checking out Brian’s weightlifting equipment. I forgot the time. Sorry.”

Flames leap and crackle into the crisp night air, casting flickering shadows across Riley’s face. Her eyes glitter like stars in the inferno. A few kids rotate, trying to keep all sides warm. Earlier, we roasted hot dogs, bratwurst, and marshmallows over the oak blaze.

“What time is it?” she asks, her words slurred a little.

“Midnight.” I’d promised her folks I’d have her home already. I don’t need them yelling at me again. Or breaking us up. That thought jars me. I’d rather lose an arm and a leg than lose Riley. She’s the only thing good in my life, except wrestling.

“They never come home before two or three,” she says and gulps her beer.

“Let’s throw that away. You’ve had enough to drink.”

She smiles, her mouth crooked. “Look who’s talking.”

“I haven’t had a sip.” True statement. I never drink the night before a wrestling tournament. I dump Riley’s beer but hang on to the cup—I don’t litter. I also help little old ladies cross the street. “I can do without your folks being pissed at me. They already don’t trust me.”

“Yes, they do.” Riley grabs my free hand and squeezes.

After planting a kiss on her forehead, I say, “C’mon, pretty lady. Home we go.” I guide her by the elbow away from the fire.

The party was a spring break bash at Brian Holdorf’s parents’ farm pond. Dense woods block out half the sky, and a breeze ripples the treetops. My arm around her waist, I guide Riley across the pasture to my car, which is parked by the farmhouse. A squatty barn and a tall silo loom close by. Brilliant stars and a huge moon light our way. Laughter drifts up from the pond, and the scent of pigs floats in the air.

Opening the car’s passenger door, I toss Riley’s cup in the back. Then I slip her into the seat and close the door. After I climb in, I close my door and poke the lock button to make sure we’re secured. “Buckle up.”

Rather than take Interstate 80, I drive a ribbon of country blacktop that twists through hilly farmland. I think I can drive the blacktop faster than the highway—hardly any traffic and less chance of the cops picking me up for speeding. I don’t need another face-off with them.

“I’ll bet my parents aren’t home,” Riley says after we’ve been on the road a minute or two. She leans over and kisses my cheek. “Let’s park somewhere. This road’s dark.” Her hair smells of wood smoke, her breath of stale beer.

I smile. I wouldn’t mind parking for an hour or so and making out. “We need to get you home and into bed.”

Wisps of fog curl in my headlights. I’m zooming downhill toward the Des Moines River, and the curtain of fog thickens quickly. I cut my speed from seventy to fifty, then to thirty. I don’t want to be going too fast if a deer darts into the road. Fifteen…

The fog turns dense—a gray, billowing wall that reflects the glow of my headlights back into my eyes. I squint and dim the car lights. I swallow and slow the vehicle to a crawl: ten miles per hour. I glue my eyes to the yellow center line and guide the car’s left fender along the line.

“Why are you slowing down?” Riley asks.

“Can’t you see how soupy it is out there?”

I’m not sure when I cross the bridge over the river. The fog is too thick to see even the side rails. But when I head uphill, my grip on the wheel eases. I fill my lungs and exhale slowly. I’ve escaped the danger. The moment I can see ahead of me though—still going ten miles an hour—I spot headlights racing toward me. They blind me. I barely have time to swear.

This can’t be!

Even Riley sees the headlights. She screams, and the next sound is the wail of my horn and the hideous grinding shriek of brakes as I try to swerve and evade the headlights.

After Jon retired as a public high school English teacher, he began a career as a young adult author. His credits include eight published YA novels, including Red Adept’s The Weight of Guilt. His wife and he live in Davenport, IA, where their six children and their families also live. Jon and Colette are the proud grandparents of twelve granddaughters, a grandson, and three great grandchildren. When not working on the computer, crafting his next YA novel, Jon enjoys playing pool and spending time with his family.

LEDGER By Kemmie Michaels Sale Blitz 8/12/15

 photo FB COVER-ledgersale_zpso4njc9wk.jpg

Purchase Links

Amazon UK
Amazon USA

Book: LEDGER
Series: A Second Chance Novel
Author: Kemmie Michaels
Hosted By: Francessca’s Romance Reviews

Synopsis:

 photo LEDGER_zpshslpd97x.jpg

Ledger sees the defeat in her eyes the moment she sits at the bar, devastated and beautiful. The emptiness in her gaze he understands to his core, and he’s instantly compelled to help this brown-haired beauty fight the source of her pain. Determined and intense, he needs to use his strength to help her find her own. Cam Foster, in that instant, becomes the dove he wants to free from her cage. From the first night, he needs her.

Cruelly, the past refuses to let her go. The lingering manipulation holds her in that cage as the control she lived under continues to crush the woman she wants to become. Even though Ledger offers her heated passion and a safe haven, she can’t find her way out.

Desire and danger fight to pull her life in two directions…but those forces may crumble as Ledger fights harder than any barrier he and his dove face.

Add To Goodreads

 photo ledger2_zpsi9zoaq79.jpg

What Others Are Saying

This was a fantastic story. Very well-written and emotional. Wonderful characters in a book that captivated me from page one! ~ Goodreads Review

This was the first time I had heard of the author Kemmie Michaels, and I REGRET not having heard of her earlier!
I LOVED this book! I fell in love with Cam (“dove”) and wanted to know where I could find a Ledger of my very own. ~ Goodreads Review

This book was dramatic, fun and steamy. Sometimes it was a little too hot for my taste, but once I got into the plot it was really good. There were a few times I read quickly, because I needed to know what was going to happen next. And the end….WOW ~ Read & Share Reviews

I loved this book. It is a sweet and sexy romance with a quite a bit of intense drama. The characters in this book are pretty awesome especially Ledger. ~Crazy Daisy Book Whore

My first read by Kemmie Michaels and I was definitely pleased and thoroughly sexed after !! ~ We Stole Your Book Boyfriend

 photo LEDGERad 1_zpsphi1adrj.jpeg

About The Author

 photo Kemmi-Author_zpsqgozej21.jpg

Mother of Two Boys…
My husband and I have been married for 18 years and are blessed with two amazing young men. They are 11 and 13 right now, and both are on very different parts of the autism spectrum. I’ve learned so much being their mom and I feel pretty lucky to have become part of a community of loving, understanding people.

Romance Novelist…
I’ve always loved to write. I’ve written for newspapers and magazines, also a host of personal projects. Then in December of 2012 I was reading on my first Kindle, gobbling up romances left and right. That’s when I fell in love with Raine Miller’s Ethan Blackstone, by the way.

I was inspired to sit down and write. Three years later, I’ve published eight books, written another, and started on two more. Another series popped into my head, as well. Now as of July of 2015, Since I’m sure I won’t update this bio for a long time, you’ll have to rely on my Facebook updates to know what’s going on with Kemmie Michaels romances.

Stalk Kemmie

Facebook
Facebook
Goodreads
Website

Other Books In The Series

MASON

Amazon UK
Amazon USA

CALLEN

Amazon USA
Amazon UK

SHELBY

Amazon USA
Amazon UK

 photo seriescomplete_zpsiibjgzxj.jpeg