BLOG TOUR ~ HARD LINE by A.D. Justice

Today we are thrilled to be on tour with A. D Justice’s all-new contemporary romance in the Crossing Lines stand-alone series,
HARD LINE 

 

My rule: Never let an old flame burn you twice.

Other people gave second chances—I didn’t. My modus operandi was to move on to the next girl in line and forget the previous one.

So when Tawnee Milano said she needed her space, I let her go. Then I left our mutual employer for a new job with the CIA and didn’t look back.

But a coded distress message from her sends me right back to where I was when we first split up. The possibility of losing her forever forces me to relax my rigid stance. With her life in danger, I’m finally facing my true feelings for her.

Mottos are all fine and good in theory. Not so much in practice.

Now my hard line policy is to get her back—and keep her this time.

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Three years and then a coded SOS message propel Roman across the map and into hot water, forgive the pun; this book does take place in Dubai, well for the most part.

When relationships end both parties, most often forever; not the case this time, however.
Kidnapping and murder attempts put Tawnee and Roman back on the same path. Their history is complex and difficult. Mistakes were made and now they are being forced to endure them daily.

Roman is a real piece of work when he wants to be. I’m not saying he’s a bad guy, he’s just a man who has been seeing the world upside down. The antics that ensure once he has his head put back on straight is well worth the read.

What I loved the most about Tawnee was her attitude and personality. She’s a no-nonsense woman who takes charge. She asks nothing but honesty and loyalty from those around her.

There are plenty of twists and turns in this fast-paced book. Chock full of action and romance. Often times I felt as if I were being pulled through the mystery and intrigue.

This is the third book in the series and doesn’t need to be read after the first two. I read this as a standalone and this did not impact on how I could follow the story. Thank you, Ms. Justice, for a wonderful foray into spies and danger.

EXCERPT

© 2019 A.D. Justice
All rights reserved. 

“I’ve missed you so fucking much, sweets.” He leans his forehead against mine and closes his eyes. “Now that I have you back in my arms, don’t expect me to let you go ever again.”

There’s so much regret in his voice and so much tenderness in his touch. Is it too much to hope the childish man I knew before has matured since we’ve been apart? Honestly, I don’t want him to change everything about himself. He’s still the man I fell in love with long ago. Our problems weren’t all his fault. He owned up to his shortcomings… I owe it to him to do the same.

“Roman, I…” His lips are back on mine before I can say another word.

“Unless you’re about to talk dirty to me, and I mean filthy, nasty, dirty talk, whatever else you want to tell me can wait. But my balls are bluer than the water out there in the gulf. They can’t wait one minute longer.”

Leave it to Roman to make me laugh and put our current situation into perspective with only a few well-chosen words. “Yep, it can wait. Absolutely.”

“Can’t tell you how glad I am to hear you say that. I was about to strip those pants off you, bend you backward over the couch, and feast on you instead of the tacos still on the table.”

 

Meet the Author

A.D. Justice is the USA Today bestselling author of the Steele Security Series, the Crossing Lines series, the Vault series, the Crazy Series, the Dominic Powers series, the Immortal Obsessions series (Immortal Envy, and Immortal Love is coming!), and several stand-alone romance novels.

When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with her own alpha male character in their north Georgia mountain home. She is also an avid reader of romance novels, a master at procrastination, a chocolate sommelier, a twister of words, and speaks fluent sarcasm. An avid animal lover, A.D. Justice has two horses, three cats, and two very spoiled dogs.

While the primary focus of her books have been romantic suspense, she has plans to expand into different sub-genres of romance. Stay tuned to read what she has in store for you!

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BODYGUARD TO THE BILLIONAIRE by Nana Malone is LIVE!

Today we are thrilled to be sharing Nana Malone’s all-new contemporary billionaire romance, BODYGUARD TO THE BILLIONAIRE

 

Derrick Arlington is one of the world’s most eligible billionaires. Voted Sexiest Man Alive—two years running.

‪And I just so happen to look exactly like him. 

‪It’s never came in handy until I get offered an actual job out of it.

‪It was supposed to be so simple.

‪Go to the Winston Isles, stand in as his body double for a few weeks, go back to my life.

‪But when our carefully constructed plan goes awry and the billionaire goes missing, I have no choice but to take his place and hire a bodyguard. The best in the business: a smart-mouthed, tight-assed, lady bodyguard.

‪Zia Barnes is the LAST thing I want, even if I need her. She’s determined, smart, and has no idea I’m a total imposter.

‪Good thing I have no intention on falling for her, or I’d be royally screwed.

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I always hoped that Zia would get a story of her own. The woman has been kicking butt and taking names since the opening of Royal Elite. She’s as straight as an arrow and as confident of her own abilities as anyone in her position should be. Then along comes her next assignment and that smashes everything out of the water.

Theo is one of those characters you love pretty much from the start. He’s a man just trying to do what is right for those he loves and by doing that, he has parked himself right in the middle of the bull eyes of the dartboard.

There was always a question lingering in the back of my mind when it came to Theo and his situation. None of it was exactly as straightforward as he first believed it to be. Nobody is just much alike that they can hide in plain sight as he does. Adding the powder keg that things go sideways pretty much from the get-go and he’s scrambling for most of the book on why, how, what, and how do I get out of this?

Zia and Theo are fighting their attraction for a lot of the book, will or won’t they is sometimes one of my favourite parts of reading a good book.

Zia has been hurt before and the last thing she wants to do is fall back down the rabbit hole and break her again. I would be totally remiss if I forego mentioning Tamsin, Zia’s best friend and partner in crime at Royal Elite. These two are ride or die and have some of the funniest scenes I have read in a good long while.

As is always the case with a Malone book, there are so many questions that are left unanswered by the end of it. Waiting for the next one will be a constant niggling pain in the back of my mind until I get my hands on the next instalment, The Billionaire’s Secret, which is due out in September of this year.

Will we find out what is really going on with Arlington Tech and how much of all this is the former CEO really in the know about. I’m betting he’ll surpass even my expectations of his level of evil.

Bravo Ms Malone for once again pitching the ball out of the park and doing what you do best, keeping me on tenterhooks and full of anguish.

EXCERPT

© 2019 Nana Malone
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“Get rid of her, or she comes with us.”
“I’m not going anywhere, buddy.” I jabbed him in the chest in an attempt to create more space. In close combat with this guy, I’d lose. Sure, I was faster and nimbler. But one good hit and I’d be down.
His sharp, slashing brows drew down. “Suit yourself. I know what to do with someone like you.”
I’d bet he did. And none of those things included me sleeping in my warm cozy bed tonight. “Babe, come on the royal family wants a photo.”
Gray Eyes arched a brow. “Darling, you go ahead I’ll meet you there.” His voice was sin and bad decisions mixed together.
I stood my ground. Now was no time for him to be noble. “Oh, I know King Sebastian insists.”
“I’ll have to pass, love.”
“Yeah, you heard him, he’ll have to —”
He was talking and also raising his right arm. All I saw was the black gleam, and I acted, launching myself in the air and slamming against Gray Eyes. Toppling him over and covering his body with mine, tranq gun raised.
Wasting no time, I squeezed twice. The asshole about to shoot at us was big. Who knew if two doses would be enough? But I was prepared to run.
The muscle-bound brute fell to his knees. I rolled on my back, ready for anything.
But I didn’t need to worry. Two hits with the tranq had done the job.
I sucked in a shuddering breath.
When I turned to my bed of muscles, he was glaring at me. “Do you have a bloody death wish?”
His voice had lost some of the sin quality. It was colder, like he was pissed.
I pushed to my feet. “What? You wanted me to let you go with that asshole? He was going to kill you.”
“I promise you, I’m quite capable.”
Unbelievable. “You could have fooled me. Men wielding weapons and shoving you into a car are generally bad news.”
His gaze narrowed as he glowered at me. “I had it under control.”
I crossed my arms. “Oh, so you’re delusional. Okay then. Goodbye, crazy. And P.S. You’re welcome.”
“You generally only say thank you when you’re glad someone did something.”
I shook my head. “For fuck’s sake. Next time I’ll let you die then. Pity. You look expensive, like someone would miss you, but it’s no skin off my back. I’ll just let the homicidal asshole kill you when he wakes up.”
“You could have been hurt. Did you pay attention to what just happened?”
“You mean besides me putting on a display of badassery the likes of which you’ve never seen? I also made this couture look damn good. Oh yes… and saved your ass.”
“My ass didn’t need saving, princess.”
“I’m not a princess, asshole. I’m a King’s Knight. I don’t need anybody to save me. Have a nice life.” As I strutted off, I flipped him the bird.
 

 
 

 

 
#2 The Billionaire’s Secret releases 17th September

It was supposed to be a simple job. Go to the Winston Isles, stand in for my billionaire double for a few weeks.

But between the kidnapping attempt and accidentally falling in love with my bodyguard, things have been far from simple.

The good news, at least now the woman I love knows who I really am. The bad news is, no one else knows and someone is still trying to kill me.

I came to the Winston Isles to save my mother’s life, now I’ve got so much more than I bargained for. The trick will be to hold on to my brand new life and not get killed in the process.

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USA Today Bestselling Author, NANA MALONE’s love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she borrowed from her cousin on a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana at a precocious thirteen. She’s been in love with kick butt heroines ever since.

With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters. Waiting for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana, meantime works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is.

The books in her series have been on multiple Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble bestseller lists as well as the iTunes Breakout Books list and most notably the USA Today Bestseller list.

Until that ninja job comes through, you’ll find Nana working hard on additional books for her series as well as other fun, sassy romances for characters that won’t leave her alone. And if she’s not working or hiding in the closet reading, she’s acting out scenes for her husband, daughter and puppy in sunny San Diego.

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OPERATION BAILEY WEDDING by Piper Rayne is LIVE!

Today we are delighted to be sharing Piper Rayne’s all-new novella in the Bailey series, OPERATION BAILEY WEDDING

No one could have guessed a marriage could sprout from a one-night stand, but Holly Radcliffe and Austin Bailey appear to be written in the stars. From the backseat of Austin’s Jeep to the altar they come. The town of Lake Starlight along with the Bailey’s are prepping for the event of the year, but as usual things never go smoothly with these nine siblings and let’s not forget Grandma Dori! 

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Oh, sweet mercy!

What has the Bailey clan gone and got themselves into? No reader of this series would want to miss the first wedding of a Bailey. Add to it that it’s Austin and Holly from book one and I was sold even before I read the blurb, all I needed was the title and I was off on one.

Of course, without the rest of the clan, there is no story. Grandma Dori has always been my favourite, she is such a force to be reckoned with, she loves her family like no other and is the true cornerstone of this series.

The good thing about this book is that not only do we get to see Austin and Holly, we also get to see the other couples from books two and three. Plus of course whose book is coming out in September? Oh yeah; Savannah and Liam’s, those two are gonna cause major fireworks.

Rome was always my favourite but after seeing Denver’s point on view in this novella, I feel so bad for him that he has been left behind by his twin. Brooklyn and Wyatt have some really sweet moments; I always loved reading about them. There is something about these two that just lights up my little old heart.

Thank you, ladies, for once again doing what you do best; whet my appetite and provide me with a whole new drug fix.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have “Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle” (okay…you caught us, that’s our tagline). A little about us… We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We’re both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We’re both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.

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DIRTY FLIRTY ENEMY by Piper Rayne is LIVE!

Today we are delighted to be bringing you the second book
in Piper Rayne’s enemies-to-lovers stand-alone 

White Collar Brother series,  DIRTY FLIRTY ENEMY.

 

He’s the arrogant Manhattan realtor with billboards advertising his six-pack more than his expertise in negotiations.

I’m the competing broker who stupidly moved across the hall from his office.

From day one, I’ve been his sworn enemy. Okay, so I might have accidentally stolen one of his clients. Well, is it stealing if the client comes to me?

Even our vicious banter and loathing gazes can’t hide the chemistry between us. Who can blame me? He has enough charisma to make every hot-blooded woman in the city melt with a single word.

Just when I think a mutual respect could be born between us, the biggest developer in the city offers us an opportunity that pits us against each other.

Time to forget Carmelo Mancini’s dreamy eyes and tight abs.

Game on.

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Just when you come to believe that these amazing authors cannot top their last release, they bring out a book so full of feels that it blew this readers mind.

The first White Collar Brothers book featuring Enzo and Annie had my heart rate rising and my insides all gooey and warm. I didn’t think for one nanosecond that anybody could top these two…hold the phone and his beer, along came Carm and shook my world up.

The devil may care brother who didn’t want anything other than a random warm body in his bed whenever the mood arose. What started as enemies attempting to out-do each other ends up as something else entirely, far more fun if you ask me.

Bella fell from grace, picked herself back up and changed the direction of her life. Some would call it hiding, I call it adapting to her new reality.

Both Carm and Bella are complicated people who battle with bleak points in their histories. Neither was looking for flowers and chocolates, the journey they travelled together was full of so many ups and downs that I couldn’t help but be dragged away by their story.

‘He’s all I see, feel, hear, taste, and smell. His muscles contract as he thrusts deeper, draws out, and grinds into me again.’ 

Carm is the typical Italian son, fully reliant on his family and supportive of them no matter what they need. His brothers Enzo and Dom are fully front and centre in Carm’s book, as Carm and Dom were in Enzo’s book.

I’m a self-confessed addicted reader of these two glorious authors and I can’t see that ever changing. Their books just keep getting better and have the ability to suck me in.

Thank you, ladies, for giving me somewhere to hide, smile and laugh when life is tough.

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He’s the sexy alpha male in the corner office who goes through assistants faster than free donuts in the breakroom.

I’m the assistant who was chosen to cover for his last fire.

The owner of the company is clear—hook the biggest client in our firm’s history and there’s a partnership for him and a promotion for me. Stipulation—we do it together.

It doesn’t take a tarot card-reading psychic to figure out where our story is headed… late nights, trips out of town, and more than a few awkward moments filled with sexual tension.

No worries though. I pride myself on my willpower. I can totally ignore his sexy grin, his rock-hard body and his dreamy brown eyes. I will not become the woman other women hate.

But it turns out that Enzo Mancini has a lot of layers and if I don’t stop peeling, I’m going to lose everything, including my dignity.

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Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have “Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle” (okay…you caught us, that’s our tagline). A little about us… We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We’re both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We’re both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.

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NEVER FALL IN LOVE WITH A ROCKSTAR by Rachel Higginson is available now!

Today we’re delighted to be sharing bestselling author Rachel Higginson’s all-new second chance contemporary romance,
NEVER FALL IN LOVE WITH A ROCKSTAR

My name is Clover Calloway and I’ve lived two separate lives.

The first, I like to call “my past.” I never talk about it. I try not to think about it. My rockstar days of playing in one of the hottest bands on the planet are over. Along with the most volatile, beautiful, tragic love story of all time.

Over the past five years, I’ve settled into my second life. My “normal life.” The one where I work a normal job, hang out with normal people and fall in love with a normal, but wonderful guy. The life where I’m admittedly a little bored, but also safe.

My past wasn’t boring. But my past broke my heart into a million, unfixable pieces. So, I’m determined to keep it where it belongs—behind me.

And the man responsible for the shattering of me? Malachi Porter, lead singer and mastermind of Bright Tragedy, should stay there too. Far away from me and this idyllic life I’ve carved out for myself.

But what happens when my two lives collide?

When Malachi comes crashing into my perfectly normal world, he threatens to destroy it, promises to annihilate everything I’ve replaced him with.

He upends everything I thought I wanted and forces me to question the reasons I left Bright Tragedy all those years ago.

But I didn’t walk away five years ago, I ran. As fast as I could go. And while my heart is whispering that it’s different this time—that he’s different—my brain is screaming for me to run again.

Malachi Porter isn’t a normal guy. And he doesn’t belong in my “normal life.” But, nevertheless, he’s bound and determined to make a place for himself here.

I just hope my heart can survive him, that we don’t burn into another bright tragedy.

Never Fall in Love with a Rockstar is live!

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The author’s mind and magic are not new to this reader. She has the cunning ability to spin a story with all the real world feelings anybody else could see themselves experiencing.

The story of Clover and Malachai is a tough one to endure at times. Throughout their long relationship, they have overcome so many insurmountable issues. Clover felt the way she did and made choices because of problems she couldn’t find a way out of. Watching someone who means the world to you self destruct is harder than anything else to endure. I may not have completely agreed with the way she did it, but I see why it was her only recourse.

Malachai is a troubled soul. Reading about his past and his family brought me to tears. He had very few choices growing up and when he finally could make his own choices he chose wrong; of course, this impacted both Clover and himself.

Their relationship often reminded me of a stove top teapot. Slowly rising in temperature and just as it hits boiling point, the almighty whistle blows like the high crescendo of cymbals during a classical music piece.

“You know your music, Malachai. You do. Not them. Don’t let them get to you. Believe in yourself. Believe in the magic you create. Believe that you’re stronger and tougher and smarter than those two and anyone or anything else that would try to destroy your beauty.” 

Music was their world, taking it away from either one of them would leave them a fractured, broken mess. The band is a family and Bright Tragedy is together in everything, battling any and all comers. Friends for years, family just as long. They have each other’s back even when their self-destructing and bleeding out.

Clover is very much the mother of the band, and not in an icky way. She sees all and knows all, and fights to get the band where they want to be and who they want to be. Her unending love and support of Malachai and the rest of the band is what I found the most humbling and respectful about her.

‘“Clover.” The world was held in that one word. It was created and destroyed in just the simplicity of my name on his lips. And my soul? Utterly upended.’ 

When the chips are down, both Clover and Malachai just want the simple life. She never saw her life returning to him and the band that does not mean that she will turn her back on them or her heart.

‘I didn’t want the big, publicized rock star romance.
I just wanted normal.
Simple. A love so deep I could feel with every breath. A love so long and endless and consuming there were not words accurate enough to describe it. A love that would heal me. Hold me. Help me.’
 

The subject matters within this book are not pretty. They are the simple facts of where people go when they feel they have no place else to escape to. Thank you, Ms Higginson, for once again doing second chance romance in the only way you know how. Splendidly.

EXCERPT

© Rachel Higginson 2019
All rights reserved.

Admittedly starting this song with him had been rough, but once we’d found our rhythm, we couldn’t seem to slow down.“That’s so good,” he murmured, pressing heavier on me so I felt the warmth of him everywhere.“This hope,” I continued, not knowing where I was going, but unable to stop. “This hope. It’s in my head. It’s in our bed. It’s in all the words we’ve
left unsaid.”His sharp intake of breath chased a shiver down my spine. “Fucking hell, Clover.”I smiled at the keys, picking my way through the part again to see if I could get it right. My fingers were clumsy, my breath quick and uneven. I hadn’t planned that; it had just happened.

“This love,” he murmured to the tune I was trying to recreate. “This love. It’s in my soul. It’s making me whole. It’s better than it’s ever been before.”

My fingers stilled, pausing in the middle of the note he was holding. The words seemed ripped from the center of him, raw and rigid and still bleeding.

He picked it up with his guitar, his head bent over the instrument as if he were praying. “And I know… I know… if we let it breathe, it will take us to places we’ve never been before.” The crescendo, cracking of his voice—but just barely—as emotion joined the words that stole my heart all over again. “My joy. Oh, be my joy… Let me love you like I never have before. Let me love you… forevermore.” He chuckled as his perfect, talented fingers continued to pluck the strings. “Or something like that.”

 

 

MEET RACHEL

Rachel Higginson is the best-selling author of The Opposite of You, The Five Stages of Falling in Love, Every Wrong Reason, Bet on Us and The Star-Crossed Series.

She was born and raised in Nebraska, and spent her college years traveling the world. She fell in love with Eastern Europe, Paris, Indian Food and the beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka, but came back home to marry her high school sweetheart. Now she spends  her days writing stories and raising five amazing kids.

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SEXY FILTHY BOSS by Piper Rayne is available now!

Today we are thrilled to be sharing Piper Rayne’s all-new contemporary romance, SEXY FILTHY BOSS: White Collar Workers – Book 1

 

He’s the sexy alpha male in the corner office who goes through assistants faster than free donuts in the breakroom.

I’m the assistant who was chosen to cover for his last fire.

The owner of the company is clear—hook the biggest client in our firm’s history and there’s a partnership for him and a promotion for me. Stipulation—we do it together.

It doesn’t take a tarot card-reading psychic to figure out where our story is headed… late nights, trips out of town, and more than a few awkward moments filled with sexual tension.

No worries though. I pride myself on my willpower. I can totally ignore his sexy grin, his rock-hard body and his dreamy brown eyes. I will not become the woman other women hate.

But it turns out that Enzo Mancini has a lot of layers and if I don’t stop peeling, I’m going to lose everything, including my dignity.

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I’ll be the first to admit that when it comes to a new release from these two beautiful ladies, I can’t help but gorge myself silly. The only downside is the wait for the next release to hit my kindle.

The Bianco brothers rocked my world in the Blue Collar Brothers series, I never assumed for a single hot minute that anybody else could knock them off the top spot for my affections; then I found Enzo Mancini and all my preconceptions were blown out the window. Only, it wasn’t just Enzo that stole my heart, if only. Annie was such a large piece of this book and Enzo morphed from one form to the other. The scenes where they are together and he’s affectionate always left me a hot gooey mess inside, but I’ll get to the romance side in just a bit.

Annie has a chip, just like most young women who have survived the bitterness of careless parenting. Trusts no one with her heart when it comes to romance and as she even said: she’s happy to be single and focus on her career. Shame she couldn’t have started her career for a less misogynistic sexist pig, but I digress.

New York runs at its own pace and that pace can sweep some people away and carry them far out to sea. Not Annie though, she’s tough and determined. Shrouding her heart and her emotions behind a suit of armour, what started off as harmless flirting with the Senior Ad Exec ends up in some very compromising situations, and of course, this leads to some of the funniest scenes I have ever read. Like why is it that ad agencies when they create an ad for ladies sanitary products always have a woman in white and someone out partying or having fun. I’m sorry people but us women know the only thing we want that time of the month is a hot water bottle, pain meds and to eat our weight in chocolate or ice cream; at home in our pyjamas and binge fest on Netflix. Again, I digress but this will make sense if you read this book.

Enzo wears his heart on his sleeve at times, leaving me pleading for Annie to see the wood through the trees. He’s sweet, he’s funny and he just wants what is best for her; if only she would get over herself and see the light. Frustration and laughter at the same time, not a fun combination, they heated their scenes up to dangerous levels and kept me so engrossed I lost all concept of time.

Both characters have a huge sense of family and their families really are what anchor them in this crazy world they live in. Being the middle son of three, of course, his brothers Dom and Carm give him a hard time but the crux of it is that no matter what they always have their brothers back and they will always do whatever they can to help. Just don’t ask them to let him win at rock paper scissors. I blame the coffee I snorted up my nose entirely on these wonderful ladies and FYI, coffee up your nose does not feel good, I can state that as fact.

There is something about this enigmatic duo of writers, they hit all the buttons and tick all the boxes, but don’t take my word for it; give them a go and you will not be disappointed, I can guarantee you that.

EXCERPT

© Piper Rayne 2019
All rights reserved.

“Good morning Mr. Mancini,” I answer.

“Enzo.”

“Okay.”

“Let’s practice. Repeat after me. Good morning, Enzo.” He puts a lilt in his voice that makes me smile.

“Good morning, Lorenzo.” I turn on my computer and turn my back to his office door, hoping to hide my smile.

He huffs. “Try that again.”

“What’s wrong with Lorenzo? It’s your proper name, isn’t it?”

“Yes, but it’s generally only used when I do something bad. Did I do something bad, Miss Stewart?”

His voice is full of innuendo, and a rocket from nowhere shoots right between my thighs. The ache grows the more his words repeat in my head. Bad. Miss Stewart. Bad.

I snap back to reality when I see his dry cleaning slip on my desk. “Totally inappropriate.”

“Noted. But it’s Enzo, and we’re going to get very little work done until you call me that.”

“Noted,” I mimic his answer.

 

Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have “Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle” (okay…you caught us, that’s our tagline). A little about us… We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We’re both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We’re both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.

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BLOG TOUR ~ SLAY: RIVALRY (Slay Quartet #1) by Laurelin Paige

Today we’re thrilled to be on tour with Laurelin Paige’s all-new dark romance, SLAY: RIVALRY (Slay Quartet #1)

 

Edward Fasbender is a devil.

He’s my father’s business rival, a powerful, vicious man who takes what he wants and bows to no one. I only took the meeting because I was curious. I thought he was going to offer me a job.

But that’s not what he’s after at all. His proposal is much more intriguing, and I see an opportunity. An opportunity to turn the tables and bring down the devil.

I’ve gotten in trouble playing these games before. I know when the risk is too great, when the stakes are too high. I know how to be cold and strong-willed and destructive. I know how to withstand dominant men with arrogant charm and rugged features.

Yet I can’t resist taking on Edward.

And I can’t resist the pull he has on me.

Soon I’m not so sure which side of the battle I’m standing on–if I’m the warrior meant to slay,

Or the one who will be slain.

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Apart from loving the cover of this sensational read, I was grabbed by the throat with the introduction. It starts dark and depraved. Full of isolation and nothingness, I sat and read it to my mum and even she was caught up in the darkness of it.

Having not yet read any of the Fixed universe books, Celia is a character I am not familiar with. Having said that, I didn’t feel that it impacted my experience. If anything, I had a more open mind about her than someone who had read her exploits in the previous books.

Along comes Edward. I didn’t know half the time whether I wanted to throttle him or kiss him. The man is a walking dichotomy. He pushes and he pulls and even at times twists arms. He would do anything, and I mean anything to get what he wants.

When it comes to the elite of this book, there are multiple belief systems implemented that are dated circa 1950s, and we all know what they represent.

Though my mind bounced back and forth between Celia and Edward; about who was worse than the other, and I still even at the end of the book still have yet to come to a definitive answer. They are fighting battles neither of them can really win and yet they can’t seem to take a step back and just breathe. High intensity, high voltage; Edward and Celia both have ideals of what they want and of how to get it, I just don’t think they have any idea how much impact damage the other can create. Burning heat and enough tension to uncoil a spring, Edward and Celia come to blows fantastically. Leaving both themselves and the reader fully charged with the potential to shoot thunderbolts.

Nothing can ever beat the end to this dark gem. I was left breathless and agape. How in the world can anything overshadow that ending? Roll on October for the second instalment. Well done Ms Paige for excelling in what you do well, darkness, heat, passion and betrayal.

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© Laurelin Paige 2019
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Sitting like this, on the arm of the chair, his back straight, we were practically the same height. It occurred to me that this was the closest we’d ever been to having equal footing, and somehow that made me both heady and encouraged.I reached out to rub the collar of his shirt between my thumb and forefinger, my breath stuttering under the thick weight of apprehension, my mouth watering from how close I was to touching his skin. This close, I could smell the liquor on his breath and the musky scent of his cologne and the fainter scent underneath of pure man.

“Tell me your requests.” Was it my imagination or did his voice suddenly seem darker? Less steady?

“There’s only one.” I leaned in until my lips were near his ear. “I want to add sex to the deal.”

He made a sound low in his throat, half like a laugh, half like a moan. “What, now?”

He turned his face toward mine, and now our mouths were only inches away from touching. I could feel the warmth of his exhale on my skin, sending a trail of goosebumps down my arms.

“Now, sure.” Fuck, I was wet already. “But I meant in the marriage, too.”

His lips danced around mine. “You don’t know what you’re asking for. You want to be humiliated, degraded, and hurt?”

Yes.

Because that was the goal of The Game.

But, also, YES!

Because, in that moment, there was nothing more I could imagine wanting than to be all those things, to be humiliated and degraded and hurt, by him. I wanted it so much I ached. Ached in places I hadn’t known could feel.

I reached my neck forward, pushing my mouth toward his.

Just when I thought the kiss was inevitable, he leaned back. “You couldn’t handle it.”

 

 
 

 

Meet Laurelin

With over 1.5 million books sold worldwide, Laurelin Paige is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author. She is a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however. When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead, or dreaming of Michael Fassbender. She’s also a proud member of Mensa International though she doesn’t do anything with the organization except use it as material for her bio. She is represented by Rebecca Friedman.

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