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Title: Stay Until We Break

Author: Mercy Brown

Series: Hub City Romance #2

Genre: New Adult

Release date: 21st June, 2016

Published and sold by: Penguin Group USA ~ Intermix


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Twenty-one-year-old Sonia Grant, a business major, has big plans for a career in the music industry. So when she’s offered the job of tour manager for her best friend’s band, she jumps at the chance for some real life experience. When her number one crush, bassist Cole McCormack, jumps her the first night on tour, she hopes she’s in for three weeks of some hot backstage action, too. But Cole turns out to have more up his sleeve than she or anyone realized.

Nobody knows that Cole is on the road to party like a rock star one last time before quitting his dream to take a more practical job and settle down. What he hadn’t planned was to fall in love with a girl he believes is out of his league. Will Cole play out the rock star fantasy he thinks Sonia wants from him, or tell her the truth and take the chance that she’ll either break his heart or make an even bigger dream come true?




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She’s sunshine all right. Brightest light of my days.

I was so thrilled when this book landed on my Kindle! To say I was counting down the months since I read the first instalment in this series, ‘Loud is How I Love You’, would be an understatement. There is just something really authentic about this author’s writing which I’m sure is down to the fact she is a musician herself so rightly so, she conveys the ins and outs of band life perfectly. I’ve read countless books in this genre before, but this one hit the spot perfectly. Like the first book in the series, this is also written in first person but we also get dual point of view which for me is perfection! Hearing both sides gives a better understanding of the story which I can connect to much better with.

“What happens on the road stays on the road….”
“… Okay, deal. We lock all unseemly tour incidents in the Soft vault….”

This story circles around the bassist, Cole from Stars on the Floor (Soft) and Sonia (Sunny) Emmy – Lou’s best friend. Cole is such a talented guy but is hiding a secret from his band members which could ultimately change their musical future. He’s not had the best start in life, abusive father and an alcoholic mother. Yes, the band is a hobby for Cole; however, he sees his band mates more like family, but he has a responsibility he simply cannot ignore. Cole is very aware how hard it is to get a deal with a record company, he’s under no illusion at all. He’s all set to go out on a high on this summer’s tour but he doesn’t quite count on the attention Sunny brings to their group and also the incredible attraction he has for her. Well, that’s just brings a whole load of chemistry into the mix which somewhat complicates things for him. My heart broke for him on several occasions. He just didn’t feel worthy of Sunny. If there was ever a case of two people brought up on different sides of the track them this would be it.

“It’s never going to be enough, Cole. You’re just going to have to fuck me like this forever.”
“I can do that.”

Ahhh Sunny! What a star she was. I loved her. Spirited, sassy, incredibly loyal and determined to help out her friends for their three-week road trip, Sunny goes all out! She offered to assist ‘Soft’ in their upcoming tour as Tour Manager and she doesn’t want to let them down. Sunny has always had a crush on Cole and when things start to happen between them, she just can’t quite believe her luck! Sadly, her experience with men hasn’t been the best. Cole on the other hand is quite the ladies’ man, so she doesn’t expect anything to happen when the tour is over. Unlike Cole, Sunny’s had a very privileged upbringing and been given every opportunity to excel and shine. She’s a very talented musician herself but due to severe case of stage fright, she’s not able to continue in her chosen career.

“You don’t look better through beer goggles. The problem is you look way too fine without them. You’re like a damn demigod.”
“Wait, just a demigod? I was shooting for Zeus.”

Stay Until I Break is an excellent continuation of the first book in the series. The story is very well written and brilliantly constructed. You also get more Travis and Emmy – Lou and also Joey, the fourth band member. This can be read as a standalone but I would highly recommend you read them in order to get the full ‘Soft’ effect. I don’t think I’ve ever highlighted as many quotes and lines as much as I did in a long time. Again Ms Brown excels in her witty and razor sharp prose. All of the characters not only had me swooning, cringing at some of their ‘on the road’ antics, but also had me laughing out loud! At times I felt like I was actually on the tour with them. It was sensory overload! It felt like I could actually hear their music and smell the back seat of Steady Beth! I’m not sure if there is another book in this series but I really hope Joey gets his own story. There’s a character we get a small glimpse of towards the end and I would dearly love to see how they would interact with each other. No pressure, Ms Brown!

“I’m sorry, Sonia. I’m not the guy you thought I was.”
“No, you really aren’t.”
“You’re so much more than that.”





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I’m the author of LOUD IS HOW I LOVE YOU, a New Adult novel about two indie rock kids falling in love in the 90s. And doing it. A bunch of times. Since there’s some question or debate these days about whether sex is a requirement for a book to be considered NA, I’m just going to put that right out there. There’s sex in this book. That’s what makes it sexy! That and guitars. Guitars are always sexy. So are amps. And guys who carry amps for their girlfriends are extra sexy.

LOUD is based very (very, very) loosely on my experiences fronting bands in the 90s New Brunswick, NJ music scene. It’s not actually about me or my band, but let’s just say, if I hadn’t cut my teeth playing clubs from Baltimore to Boston in my youth, I don’t know that I could have written this book in quite this way.

LOUD was published by Intermix/Penguin in January 2016! And hey you can actually buy it from Amazon! The follow-up, Stay Until We Break is now live and available on all platforms.

My agent is the ever-patient and sharp-dressing wizard chess aficionado, Brooks Sherman at The Bent Agency in Brooklyn. I am so very lucky to have him in my corner.

I also write YA and other romance. I have a picture book sitting in a drawer and four different ideas for middle grade novels. I write a lot, is basically what I’m trying to say, when I’m not otherwise working or wrangling children.

I studied English Literature at UMASS, Amherst a long, long time ago and I was a total Arthurian Legends dork. I once wrote a 5 page poem about a llama and King Arthur for my friend’s birthday. I wanted to be a novelist way back then but I was too young. (I’m not saying there’s an age requirement or anything, I’m just saying that I wasn’t very good at writing books when I was 19 or 22.) I didn’t want to teach English (why not? I really don’t know, it was just a feeling), so after I graduated I went and did a lot of other unrelated things instead, some of them terribly interesting and others not.




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                            RELEASE DAY BLITZ              PLEASURE PAIN or PURPOSE by AL DALTRY

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A story about life, loss and love.

Title ~ Pleasure Pain or Purpose: Book Two – Pain

Series ~ Pleasure Pain or Purpose

Author ~ Al Daltrey

Genre ~ Erotic Romance

Release Date ~ June 23rd, 2016









“That’s the thing about sex. It can mean the world

to one person and nothing to the other.”

-Biljana Stevens

Billie continued her trek to exotic countries with the hope of healing from the loss of her one true love. Her journey takes her to a lesbian bar in Chile, a Shibari Master in Japan, and a tantric sex guru in India.
But does it help?

Jasmin is torn between two men. A heavily connected mobster, fresh out of prison, and her mild mannered boss, the consummate professional. What will win out, the desire for insatiable pleasure or true love?
Will she even have a choice?

Vicky had it all. The perfect husband, a great job, and beauty. Until cracks in the foundation appear. Mistrust, betrayal, twists in the road.
Could it get any worse?

Life goes on for the three best friends as they navigate incredible highs and crippling lows.
There is pleasure, at times very kinky pleasure, and there is pain.

The only constant is their undying friendship.


Tracey Lou Parker’s review coming on Blog Tour


Title ~ Pleasure Pain or Purpose: Book One- Pleasure






My day job requires a fair amount of writing. Therefore, I never really had an interest to write for pleasure. When you do it all day, the last thing you want to do when you get home, is more writing. Meanwhile, as my business career progressed, so did my involvement in the BDSM lifestyle.

This interest in kinky sex started in my University years. Like most men, I loved meeting women, and especially the occasional one who didn’t mind being tied up, or blindfolded, or spanked. I’ve always loved vanilla sex too – but BDSM became the icing on the cake.

During my lifetime I was lucky enough to meet my fair share of submissive women. And don’t for a minute think these women were weak. Outside the bedroom they were confident, opinionated, gregarious and self-assured. However, inside the bedroom (so to speak) they wanted to feel the strong firm hand of a dominant man taking complete control.

Eventually I found the perfect partner, and am happily married.

One day, I flipped my laptop open, and to my surprise – I had an urge to write a BDSM story. Soon I had 20 pages, then 40, then 60. The novel that resulted was ‘Testing the Submissive’. The response was very positive including excellent reviews. That motivated me to keep writing, and ‘A Condo With Two Views’ became my second full-length novel. A few other projects are also in the works.

If you decide to read my book(s), I truly hope you enjoy it.









                                    RELEASE DAY                                      GOING DOWN by KATHERINE STEVENS



Author: Katherine Stevens

Title: Going Down

Release Date: 20th June, 2016

Series: The Elevator Series #1

Genre: Romantic Comedy


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The plan for Cici Carrington was to steadily climb UP the corporate ladder, and hopefully do so without her skirt tucked into the back of her underpants. Unfortunately, there was no contingency plan for the aftermath of spending a night trapped in an elevator with a suit-wearing Elevator Sex God named Cole Danvers. A one…or two-time dalliance wouldn’t normally throw off the course of someone’s life…unless you find out you have to work together the next day.

To further complicate matters, Cici’s best friend is also her Human Resources Director. She has to hide her secret from every person she knows. Her only confidant is her one-eyed cat, and his loyalty is tenuous at best. Toss in an accidental mugging, a bungled disguise, secret meetings, and unintentional arson, and Cici’s beautiful, careful plan has fallen by the wayside.

Perhaps there aren’t any hard and fast rules in life. Sometimes you can have your cake and eat it too. Sometimes following the rules doesn’t get you ahead.

And perhaps sometimes you can get off between floors…


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Kindle Friends Forever 4  Review by Rachel & Sharon Thérèse


First of all, we have to say how well timed reading this debut novel of Katherine Steven’s was! We really are mood readers and our previous book was a real tearjerker so this was a welcome change. Some of the scenes in this book gave us full on belly laughs! In fact, nearly every page had a witty line or three. The banter in this book was nothing short of hilarious and definitely fed our appetite for dry, sarcastic humour. We loved the Stars Wars/Star Trek innuendo which for us was the icing on the cake making this book one of the funniest reads of the year!

“Hey, big boy, how about you let me awaken your force? …… How about you show me your lightsabre, and I’ll let you go where no man has gone before?”
“Chewbacca doesn’t have a lightsabre and that’s Star Trek.”

Told entirely from Cici’s point of view in first person, we enjoyed her personality immensely regardless of her foot in mouth syndrome. She’s hardworking, just a tad clumsy and extremely career oriented. Her employer is currently undergoing a major restructure which results in promotion and alongside that, there’s an added bonus of a gorgeous new assistant. Now, Cici isn’t exactly introduced to her new subordinate under traditional circumstances. Let us give you a little spoiler free clue with this quote that made us laugh out loud.

“Are you going down on mewith me? Down. Are you going down? To the first floor, I mean. First floor, I mean. I didn’t mean anything else.”

Unpretentious, smart and controlled, it was easy for us to imagine not only how well Cole wore his suit, but just how well he owned it. Meeting his new boss was to be a revelation; however, not for him. After a ‘sexcapade’ occurred, an awkward introduction made us cringe and giggle in equal measure. On the verge of a comedy sketch, we couldn’t believe that the woman he’d be working with would go so far to hide her identity.

“Is that a new outfit? No wait. Is that your Herve Leger skirt? What happened?”
“There was an incident.”
“Any chance you’ll elaborate?”
“None whatsoever.”
“I figured as much……”

The character development in this book was second to none and we can’t not mention one of our favourites, Maggie, who is Cici’s best friend and co-worker. She steals the show in some of the scenes in this book so it would be a crime not to share her personality with you. Maggie was simply a breath of fresh air! Her sass and quirkiness made us crack up with her shenanigans in trying to get a man! One of the funniest moments was her dragging Cici on a road trip to ensnare a trucker! Yes, you read that correctly.

“Don’t forget to call me Maggie May. I don’t want them to think I’m some yuppie city girl.”
“Maggie, you are some yuppie city girl. You have lived in the Upper East Side all your life. You’ve never even set foot inside a public school. You might have forgotten, but your picture was actually on Urban dictionary for two whole days next to ‘Rich White Girl’.”

Even though this book is an absolute hoot to read, it still didn’t leave much to the imagination in terms of the most sensual scenes one could ever wish for! At certain points, we had to stop and take a breather or two. Yes Ms Stevens, you certainly did deliver in convincing us that Cole and Cici experienced some amazing sexual chemistry. For the most part, they literally had difficulty keeping their hands off each other which lead to even more hilarity!

“I want to be spontaneous and sexy, but I just finished reorganizing these files before I left yesterday. Do you think we could be spontaneous on the credenza instead?”

If you need cheering up, or perhaps want a light and humorous read with a touch of emotion, this book is for you. Why not take a chance on this brilliant debut novel by Katherine Stevens? The only reason this book was not a 5 star read for us was because we missed hearing Cole’s thoughts. We are huge fans of dual point of views and thought we were a little short changed or maybe just a little greedy for more Cole Danvers. Nevertheless, this is just a personal opinion and understand this may not bother other readers. Overall this is a very well-constructed and balanced read with just the right amount of comedy, silliness and of course, romance. 10 – 4. Over and out! (Pun intended).

“What on earth made you think I’d want to wear this?”
“You said you wanted to take things to the next level, so I assumed that meant role play. We crossed just about everything else off the list.”


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About Katherine

When Katherine Stevens isn’t writing, she can usually be found opening juice boxes and looking for lost shoes. Her kids keep her quite busy and always zig-zagging across the line of sanity. She is a lifelong Texan with a terrible sense of direction and even worse memory. She thinks life is entirely too hard if you don’t laugh your way through it.

As a child, she dreamed of being the most sarcastic astronaut in history, but her poor math skills and aversion to dehydrated food kept her out of the space program. Now she writes to pass the time until NASA lowers their standards. Your move, NASA.

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