SOLD OUT by A.M. Madden is available now!

Today we are delighted to be sharing USA Today bestselling author A.M. Madden’s final novel in The Back-Up Series, SOLD OUT

The Back-Up Series is a bestselling rock star saga that should be read in order: Back-Up, Front & Center, Encore, Backstage, The Devil’s Lair, Backstage Pass, & Sold Out.

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Life as rock stars couldn’t be better for Devil’s Lair.

Wealth, success, love all make for perfect lives.

That is until fate steps in, once again.

There are twists and turns that you’ll never see coming.

Grab some tissues because you’re going to need them.

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Review by Tracey Lou on behalf of KFF

I was so excited to get my hands on this little beauty. Having completely read the entire series by this author, I was looking forward to catching up with the boys. As a reader, I highly recommend that you read this series from the beginning so that you can get to know the characters, take a tour or two, follow their continuous success and the highs and lows of the life of a rock star. Because rock stars are what they are.

On a quick recap, the guys from Devils Lair have gone through many life experiences. We’ve had deaths, births and marriages. And each member of the band is living their happily ever after. Catching up with Jack and Leila is always a pleasure. I know we’re not supposed to have favourites etc etc…. Oh well! Guilty as charged. Haha!

Juggling their passion for music, their passion for each other and adding to their already growing family is proving to be a feat in itself. Leila is about to give birth and still won’t slow down. Jack is being jack and continuously moaning at her about it. Nothing new there then.

The rest of the band Hunter, Scott and Trey are all happy and settled until one unexpected moment in time shatters their happiness forever and totally changes the dynamics of this story. I cried. Of course, I did! The pain is so raw, the angst, the feelings that occur leaves you in total shock. You’ll sit there with tears running down your face. Have I tempted you into reading this book yet? I sincerely hope so.

As I’m writing this review, my sole purpose is not to reveal too much. No spoilers, I hear you cry! I think I’ve done a fairly good job at not giving too much away. The love these guys have for each other is so heartwarming it makes your heart melt. They are family and support each other through thick and thin and will always be there for each other. They say time is a good healer. Not everyone thinks so. We shall see.

I really didn’t want this book to end. The author took you through every emotion known to man. You smiled when they were happy. I cried when they were all sad. And if an author can make you feel all those emotions in one book, you know she’s done a brilliant job and written a great story. The Back-Up series is one of my favourites. I’m always happy to catch up with Devils Lair and I hope to see them again in the not so distant future. Congratulations to A.M Madden author for another beautifully written and enthralling book. #LairLoverForeverAndAlways.

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Purchase the entire series for a special release price of $4.99!

The boxed set includes:

Back-Up, Front & Center, Encore, Backstage, Devil’s Lair, Backstage Pass, and my new release Sold Out.

This $4.99 price is for a very limited time. (Reg. price – $9.99).

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Did you know Jack wrote a song for Leila?

You can download Reason I Am  HERE

Lyrics: A.M. Madden

Music: Mike Martone

Vocals: Tyler Cohen

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About A.M. Madden:

A.M. Madden is a USA Today bestselling published author with Loveswept/Random House as well as Ever After Romance.

A.M. is a wife, a mother, an avid reader of romance novels, and now an author.

“It’s all about the HEA.”

A.M. Madden is the author of the popular Back-Up Series, as well as several other contemporary romances. She is also a published author with Loveswept/Random House.

Her debut novel was Back-up, the first in The Back-Up Series. In Back-Up, A.M.’s main character Jack Lair caused readers to swoon. They call themselves #LairLovers, and have been faithful supporters to Jack, as well to the rest of his band, Devil’s Lair.

A.M. truly believes that true love knows no bounds. In her books, she aspires to create fun, sexy, realistic romances that will stay with you after the last page has been turned. She strives to create characters that the reader can relate to and feel as if they know personally.

A self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, she loves getting lost in a good book. She also uses every free moment of her time writing, while spending quality time with her three handsome men. A.M. is a Gemini and an Italian Jersey girl, but despite her Zodiac sign, nationality, or home state, she is very easy going.

She loves the beach, loves to laugh, and loves the idea of love.

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A SINGLE GLANCE by W. Winters is LIVE!

Today we are thrilled to be sharing W. Winters’ all-new romantic suspense, A SINGLE GLANCE


 
From USA Today bestselling author W Winters comes a heart-wrenching, edge-of-your-seat gripping, romantic suspense.

I saw her from across the bar.
My bar. My city. Everything in that world belonged to me.
She stood out from the crowd like she was looking for someone to blame for her pain.

That night, I felt the depths of my mistakes. I felt my scars. With a single glance, I knew her touch would take it all away. I craved it more than anything.

I knew she would be a tempting, beautiful mistake.
One I would make again and again… even if it cost me everything.
 
 

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Reviewed by Tracey Lou on behalf of KFF

So before I delve into this review, I would just like to point out that this here book did not finish on a cliffy, but more of a continuation. So let’s just agree that this is part one of an ongoing story.

Jase Cross was commanding, austere and somewhat scary. However, look beyond that and you will catch glimpses of something else. What you may ask? Jase and his brothers are not good guys. They are notorious bad boys whose reputation proceeds them and follows them wherever they go. The selling of illegal drugs, killing people or have someone else do that for them. And on top of all that, they have the local law enforcement in their pocket.

Bethany was the youngest of two. She was sad, lonely and in mourning for her sister who was gone forever. Cruelly murdered and no one seems to know why or have any answers. So what do you do when no one has answers? You go looking for them yourself. And this is where this story begins and how the two main protagonists come together.

A single glance was really all it took. As soon as Jase clapped eyes on Bethany, he desired her. Fiercely and passionately. And he always got what he wanted. He had something she wanted and he wanted something only she could give him. She needed answers and he had different ideas; have his wicked way with her. And what he did to her was definitely decadent and extremely wicked. I will let your imagination run with that one *Wink*

Who knew that her treacherous body would betray her. He knew! So while he was giving her answers, at the same time he was looking for answers himself because he knew that neither he nor his brothers had anything to do with her sister’s murder. Without feeling left out, I also had questions of my own. Who killed her sister and why? And where was this relationship going to go?

I really enjoyed this book. The characters were easy going and connected well. It was well-written and flowed easily. As for the *Play* this couple enjoyed, I’ve learnt something new today. Haha! I sincerely hope we don’t have to wait too long for the next instalment of Bethany’s and Jase’s story.

 

Meet Willow

I actually started writing after having my little girl, Evie, December of 2015. All during my pregnancy with her I read. I only wanted to read smut and I read EVERYTHING. I would read a book a day — sometimes two. In January I was staying up late with her and just thinking of all these stories. They came to me constantly. And I finally sat down and just started writing. I always wanted to do it so I figured, why not?

I never thought I would reach this point of success to be honest. It’s insane to me that I have so many fans. And I love each and every one of them for all of their support. I’ll be honest, some days are HARD. I have my two littles (Jax who’s two and a half and Evie who just turned one!) during the day and I write at night. Some days are just simply exhausting and then I hear from a fan and it makes me want to push through and keep writing. And I do. I promise I won’t stop!

If you enjoy sexy as f*ck and dangerous men getting into trouble for the women they fall for, then you’ll love my books. I like my action hot and my bad boys hotter. And I don’t hold back on either one in my writing.

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BLOG TOUR ~ TAKE ME AGAIN by Carly Phillips is now available!

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Take Me Again, an all-new, sexy contemporary standalone from Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips, is available now!

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He’s alpha, he’s sexy, and he’s sure he’s got life in his hands … Until Ashley Easton returns, wanting nothing to do with the playboy who broke her heart.

Sebastian Knight is a closer. Be it a business deal or the woman of his choice, everything he wants is his for the taking. Sexy and irresistible, a wink, a smile, or a handshake always seals the deal. Until Ashley returns at the worst possible time, and everything unravels around him.

The Ashley who returns is sassy and sexy–everything Sebastian craves and he wants a second chance. Despite her reluctance, his sex appeal makes it harder and harder to keep him at arm’s length.

Sebastian might have a talent for sealing the deal, but Ashley is no longer easily charmed. This time he’s going to have to work to win.

A Standalone Romance

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Reviewed by Tracey Lou on behalf of KFF

This book popped my Carly Phillips cherry. Haha! I was so looking forward to reading this story as the blurb totally hooked me from start to finish.

Sebastian Knight… sigh. Even his name conjures up naughty thoughts. Tall, handsome and a ladies man although I will say it’s totally reciprocated. Women love him too. Sebastian doesn’t have a little black book. You will find his list programmed into his phone. Ah…technology!

Ashley Easton is witty and vivacious and fiercely independent. Losing her father at an early age and a mother who went from one husband to another made her that way. Her mother married into the Knight family if only for a short while. It gave her siblings and somewhere she could call home and the feeling like she belonged.

When Sebastian and Ashley first met as teenagers, there was an instant attraction. An attraction that would eventually break them apart. Being sent away as punishment and let down by Sebastian sent Ashley to the other side of the world, where she stayed until a Knight family tragedy called her home.

Over the years, Sebastian had become one of those guys that didn’t want to peruse a relationship, he just wanted to have fun with no complications or commitment. That was until he came face to face with Ashley again.

The feeling wasn’t mutual. She hated him with a passion. She blamed him for the part he had played in her being sent away. She may hate him, but that didn’t stop the feelings or the attraction she still felt towards him when she saw him again. Family business would mean that they would be working in close proximity to each other. Would this playboy be able to keep his hands to himself or would they both succumb to the passion that was brewing between them? Would this second chance romance be the second chance that everyone is hoping for?

This was a quick and easy read. The story flowed well and the characters were likable. A sweet second chance love story, I can’t wait to read more from Carly Phillips.

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Though she and Sebastian had been sharing a suite in California, the fact was, they lived in separate apartments in New York. No matter what she felt for him, London, her job, and her life awaited her. The sooner they got used to being apart the better.“I’m tired,” she said. “I didn’t rest much on the flight, and we have to be up early tomorrow to meet with Ethan.”His grin turned into a frown. “Why do I get the feeling you’re pulling away?”

She rubbed her hands over her arms and turned away, not wanting to face him. It was one thing to pull back, another to look him in the eye while doing it. Not when all she really wanted to do was throw herself into his arms. But she lived in reality. So here they were.

“Hey.” He grasped her and turned her around. “I have a question for you.”

“Okay…” she said warily.

“Why are you still here?”

“What?” She hadn’t anticipated that question.

“Why are you still here, in New York? You said you came for Ethan, but when he sent you away, you came with me. And now we’ve wrapped things up. We’re talking to Ethan in the morning. Is your flight home booked?” As he spoke, his hands on her forearms felt like a brand, a reminder that she belonged here, with him.

And she couldn’t let that sway her. Although she’d put work out of her mind, she had checked in with her bosses while she was away, assured them she was returning. She’d bought herself another week, that was it. They understood her leave of absence but wanted her back as soon as possible.

“I’ll take your silence to be a no,” Sebastian said, releasing her arms. “Which brings me back to why? Do you still want to be here? Or are you avoiding Mr. Perfectly Nice?”

She didn’t want to talk about any of this. She still had a week left, and in that time, Ethan would need her once he found out about Mandy’s cheating. Or was that just an excuse? Because she wasn’t ready to leave Sebastian, her conscience asked her.

She glared at him. “Why are you pushing me so hard just because I said I was tired?” she asked, more annoyed with herself but taking it out on him.

“Because of what we shared in California. Because of what we feel for each other, even if you’re not ready to admit it. And because I want to know.”
 

Meet Carly Phillips

Carly Phillips is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels, including the Indie published, Dare to Love Series. She is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers.

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TAKE ME AGAIN by Carly Phillips is LIVE!

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Take Me Again, an all-new, sexy contemporary standalone from Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips, is available now!

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He’s alpha, he’s sexy, and he’s sure he’s got life in his hands … Until Ashley Easton returns, wanting nothing to do with the playboy who broke her heart.

Sebastian Knight is a closer. Be it a business deal or the woman of his choice, everything he wants is his for the taking. Sexy and irresistible, a wink, a smile, or a handshake always seals the deal. Until Ashley returns at the worst possible time, and everything unravels around him.

The Ashley who returns is sassy and sexy–everything Sebastian craves and he wants a second chance. Despite her reluctance, his sex appeal makes it harder and harder to keep him at arm’s length.

Sebastian might have a talent for sealing the deal, but Ashley is no longer easily charmed. This time he’s going to have to work to win.

A Standalone Romance

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Photographer: Sara Eirew, Sara Eirew Photographer

Reviewed by Tracey Lou on behalf of KFF

This book popped my Carly Phillips cherry. Haha! I was so looking forward to reading this story as the blurb totally hooked me from start to finish.

Sebastian Knight… sigh. Even his name conjures up naughty thoughts. Tall, handsome and a ladies man although I will say it’s totally reciprocated. Women love him too. Sebastian doesn’t have a little black book. You will find his list programmed into his phone. Ah…technology!

Ashley Easton is witty and vivacious and fiercely independent. Losing her father at an early age and a mother who went from one husband to another made her that way. Her mother married into the Knight family if only for a short while. It gave her siblings and somewhere she could call home and the feeling like she belonged.

When Sebastian and Ashley first met as teenagers, there was an instant attraction. An attraction that would eventually break them apart. Being sent away as punishment and let down by Sebastian sent Ashley to the other side of the world, where she stayed until a Knight family tragedy called her home.

Over the years, Sebastian had become one of those guys that didn’t want to peruse a relationship, he just wanted to have fun with no complications or commitment. That was until he came face to face with Ashley again.

The feeling wasn’t mutual. She hated him with a passion. She blamed him for the part he had played in her being sent away. She may hate him, but that didn’t stop the feelings or the attraction she still felt towards him when she saw him again. Family business would mean that they would be working in close proximity to each other. Would this playboy be able to keep his hands to himself or would they both succumb to the passion that was brewing between them? Would this second chance romance be the second chance that everyone is hoping for?

This was a quick and easy read. The story flowed well and the characters were likable. A sweet second chance love story, I can’t wait to read more from Carly Phillips.

Meet Carly Phillips

Carly Phillips is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels, including the Indie published, Dare to Love Series. She is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers.

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BLOG TOUR ~ PROMISES by Aleatha Romig

Today we are thrilled to be on tour with New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig’s epic conclusion in the Web of Sin trilogy, PROMISES

The twisted and intriguing storytelling that you loved in Consequences and Infidelity continues with the epic conclusion of the all-new alpha anti-hero in the dark romance series Web of Sin, by New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig.

Have you been Aleatha’d?

Learn the truth behind the secrets and lies.

Surrounded by secrets and lies, can promises be believed?

Promises is book three—Sterling and Araneae’s epic conclusion—of the acclaimed Web of Sin trilogy.

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Reviewed by Tracey Lou on behalf of KFF

Another big wow from me! The EPIC conclusion has finally arrived. I’ve been Aleath’d and Leath’d, and I can honestly say never have I been so enthralled with a series like this one. I’ve always said, “No, I’m not a big fan of suspense, romantically or otherwise”. But this series has completely changed my point of view. I dare you not to enjoy it as much as I did!

Araneae and Sterling were a couple destined to come together, to be together. They were compatible in every way. However, the secrets that surrounded them both were about to be revealed. A journey which wasn’t easy, the dangers and the dangerous were always on the sidelines, waiting to cause havoc.

Sterling will protect Araneae at any cost even if it meant she wasn’t happy by the method he chose. She wants to live her life with the freedom to roam. Not locked up like a bird in a gilded cage. This certainly made their relationship more interesting and sometimes funny in dialogue.

Sterling and Araneae will take this last step on their journey together, trying to figure out what the secrets were that had been following Araneae all her life. No stone would be left unturned. Questions which we had throughout this series will once and for all be answered.

This was a love story that came with twists and turns, drama and laughter and lots of secrets. But will all be conquered? I loved how the author took this story and gave it so much angst, keeping me hooked right up to the end. I fell in love with Sterling. When he loves, he loves wholeheartedly. His childhood memories weren’t always happy but after meeting Araneae that was all about to change. To have a man love you as much as that warms your heart and gives hope to those ladies who are still looking for “the one” haha!

I know what you’re going to say. “It’s just a book”. But, it was a book that grabs from the first page and takes you on an emotional rollercoaster ride right alongside them. On a serious note, again I urge you to read this series. You won’t be disappointed. Congratulations to the author on another great read. #FANFORLIFE

 

The twisted and intriguing storytelling that you loved in Consequences and Infidelity is coming back at you with an all-new alpha anti-hero in the dark romance series Web of Sin, by New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig.

I’m Sterling Sparrow. You’ve no doubt heard my name or read it on the top of tall buildings. There’s more to my business—my realm—than what is seen above ground.

Within the underbelly of one of America’s largest cities lives a world where a man’s word is either his most valuable tool or his most respected weapon. When my father ruled that world and that city, he promised me someone who would one day make my reign complete.

Since that day, long ago, Araneae McCrie has been mine.

She just didn’t know.

My father is now gone.

The city and the underbelly are now mine.

The time has come for me to collect who was promised to me, to shred her life of secrets, and make her who she’s always been—mine.

Have you been Aleatha’d?

Secrets is book one of the Web of Sin trilogy

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The twisted and intriguing storytelling that you loved in Consequences and Infidelity continues with an all-new alpha anti-hero in the dark romance series Web of Sin, by New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig.

What is real?

What are lies?

Have you been Aleatha’d?

Lies is book two of the Web of Sin trilogy

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Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of over thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams and bring your imagination to life!

Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha’s twisted style with an increase in heat.

In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.

In the spring of 2017, Aleatha released her first stand-alone, fun, and sexy romantic comedy with PLUS ONE, followed by the sweet stand-alone, ONE NIGHT.

Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and PEN America. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

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THE KISS THIEF by L.J. Shen is now LIVE!

Today we are thrilled to be sharing by L.J Shen’s all-new contemporary romance,
THE KISS THIEF

Cover Designer: Letitia Hasser at RBA Designs

 

They say your first kiss should be earned.

Mine was stolen by a devil in a masquerade mask under the black Chicago sky.

They say the vows you take on your wedding day are sacred.

Mine were broken before we left church.

They say your heart only beats for one man.

Mine split and bled for two rivals who fought for it until the bitter end.

I was promised to Angelo Bandini, the heir to one of the most powerful families in the Chicago Outfit.

Then taken by Senator Wolfe Keaton, who held my father’s sins over his head to force me into marriage.

They say that all great love stories have a happy ending.

I, Francesca Rossi, found myself erasing and rewriting mine until the very last chapter.

One kiss.

Two men.

Three lives.

Entwined together.

And somewhere between these two men, I had to find my forever.

 

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Reviewed by Tracey Lou on behalf of KFF

Have you ever read a book that was so so good that when you get to the last word on the last page, you know you need to write the review and you think to yourself, where do I begin!

Francesca Rossi was beautiful, sheltered and protected from the outside world like all good Italian girls. She thought she had her life all mapped out for her. Marry a good Italian boy, have babies and live happily ever after. But that was all about to change…

Wolfe Keaton. Wolf by name, wolf by nature. Commanding, gorgeous and utterly ruthless. I love him already! From an early age, he has been striving for one thing. The downfall of one man. The hatred for this man was buried so deep inside of him that he will use any means to make it happen. Nothing will stand in his way…His name, Arthur Rossi.

He stole her kiss! A kiss that was meant for the man of her dreams, the man she would spend the rest of her life with. Was he sorry? Hell no! It’s all part of his intricate plan to make her his and make those close to her suffer. She was but a pawn in his sadistic game of revenge.

Francesca’s fate was sealed, there was no escape. Her feelings for Wolfe Keaton was of hatred and lust. Yes! Her body betrayed her. Her feelings for him grew as time went on and she could feel his coldness and nonchalant attitude towards her start to thaw. There was so much standing in their way. So many enemies and misunderstandings. Would they get their happy ever after?

I tried to word this review without giving too much away. But I feel like I haven’t even scratched the surface. How could I possibly do this book justice which by the way, had kept me up all night! The story flowed well in all its intricacies. The feelings, the depths of these characters were splayed out on every page. They may not have known it from the start, but they were a perfect match for each other. She had attitude and sass, she wasn’t that meek Italian girl that everyone took her for. Wolfe may have been cold on the outside but you knew that the love of a good woman would change that. It was circumstance that had made him the way he was.

Last but not least a note for the author. I am a big fan of your work and your work just keeps on getting better. Your style of writing and storytelling astounds me every time and leaves me in awe of your talent. This is one book that will stay with me for a very long time. Thank you for sharing. Bravo, congratulations!

 

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“Are you sure you’re on my card?” I turned to the man with a polite yet distant smile. I was still disoriented from the exchange with Angelo when the stranger pulled me against his hard body and pressed a possessive hand lower than socially acceptable on my back, a second from groping my butt.

“Answer me,” I hissed.

“My bid on your card was the highest,” he replied dryly.

“The bids are undisclosed. You don’t know how much other people have paid,” I kept my lips pursed to keep myself from yelling.

“I know it’s nowhere near the realm of what this dance is worth.”

Un-freaking-believable.

We began to waltz around the room as other couples were not only spinning and mingling but also stealing envious glances at us. Naked, raw ogles that told me that whomever the blonde he’d come to the masquerade with was, she wasn’t his wife. And that I might have been all the rage in The Outfit, but the rude man was in high demand, too.

I was stiff and cold in his arms, but he didn’t seem to notice—or mind. He knew how to waltz better than most men, but he was technical, and lacked warmth and Angelo’s playfulness.

“Nemesis.” He took me by surprise, his rapacious gaze stripping me bare. “Distributing glee and dealing misery. Seems at odds with the submissive girl who entertained Bishop and his horsey wife at the table.”

I choked on my own saliva. Did he just call the governor’s wife horsey? And me submissive? I looked away, ignoring the addictive scent of his cologne, and the way his marble body felt against mine.

“Nemesis is my spirit animal. She was the one to lure Narcissus to a pool where he saw his own reflection and died of vanity. Pride is a terrible illness.” I flashed him a taunting smirk.

“Some of us could use catching it.” He bared his straight white teeth.

“Arrogance is a disease. Compassion is the cure. Most gods didn’t like Nemesis, but that’s because she had a backbone.”

“Do you?” He arched a dark eyebrow.

“Do I…?” I blinked, the courteous grin on my face crumpling. He was even ruder when we were alone.

“Have a backbone,” he provided. He stared at me so boldly and intimately, it felt like he breathed fire into my soul. I wanted to step out of his touch and jump into a pool full of ice.

“Of course, I do,” I responded, my spine stiffening. “What’s with the manners? Were you raised by wild coyotes?”

“Give me an example,” he said, ignoring my quip. I was beginning to draw away from him, but he jerked me back into his arms. The glitzy ballroom distorted into a backdrop, and even though I was starting to notice that the man behind the demi-mask was unusually beautiful, the ugliness of his behavior was the only thing that stood out.

I am a warrior and a lady…and a sane person who can deal with this horrid man.

“I really like Angelo Bandini.” I dropped my voice, slicing my gaze from his eyes and toward the table where Angelo’s family had been seated. My father was sitting a few seats away, staring at us coldly, surrounded by Made Men who chatted away.

“And see, in my family, we have a tradition dating back ten generations. Prior to her wedding, a Rossi bride is to open a wooden chest—carved and made by a witch who lived in my ancestors’ Italian village—and read three notes written to her by the last Rossi girl to marry. It’s kind of a good luck charm mixed with a talisman and a bit of fortunetelling. I stole the chest tonight and opened one of the notes, all so I could rush fate. It said that tonight I was going to be kissed by the love of my life, and well…” I drew my lower lip into my mouth and sucked it, peering under my eyelashes at Angelo’s empty seat. The man stared at me stoically, as though I was a foreign film he couldn’t understand. “I’m going to kiss him tonight.”

“That’s your backbone?”

“When I have an ambition, I go for it.”

A conceited frown crinkled his mask, as if to say I was a complete and utter moron. I looked him straight in the eye. My father taught me that the best way to deal with men like him was to confront, not run. Because, this man? He’d chase.

 

 

MEET L.J. SHEN

L.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.

Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets peoples’ birthdays and never sends Christmas cards.

She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.

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BLOG TOUR ~ THE KISS THIEF by L.J. Shen

Today we are thrilled to be on tour with L.J Shen’s all-new enemies-to-lovers romance,
THE KISS THIEF

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They say your first kiss should be earned.

Mine was stolen by a devil in a masquerade mask under the black Chicago sky.

They say the vows you take on your wedding day are sacred.

Mine were broken before we left church.

They say your heart only beats for one man.

Mine split and bled for two rivals who fought for it until the bitter end.

I was promised to Angelo Bandini, the heir to one of the most powerful families in the Chicago Outfit.

Then taken by Senator Wolfe Keaton, who held my father’s sins over his head to force me into marriage.

They say that all great love stories have a happy ending.

I, Francesca Rossi, found myself erasing and rewriting mine until the very last chapter.

One kiss.

Two men.

Three lives.

Entwined together.

And somewhere between these two men, I had to find my forever.

 

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Have you ever read a book that was so so good that when you get to the last word on the last page, you know you need to write the review and you think to yourself, where do I begin!

Francesca Rossi was beautiful, sheltered and protected from the outside world like all good Italian girls. She thought she had her life all mapped out for her. Marry a good Italian boy, have babies and live happily ever after. But that was all about to change…

Wolfe Keaton. Wolf by name, wolf by nature. Commanding, gorgeous and utterly ruthless. I love him already! From an early age, he has been striving for one thing. The downfall of one man. The hatred for this man was buried so deep inside of him that he will use any means to make it happen. Nothing will stand in his way…His name, Arthur Rossi.

He stole her kiss! A kiss that was meant for the man of her dreams, the man she would spend the rest of her life with. Was he sorry? Hell no! It’s all part of his intricate plan to make her his and make those close to her suffer. She was but a pawn in his sadistic game of revenge.

Francesca’s fate was sealed, there was no escape. Her feelings for Wolfe Keaton was of hatred and lust. Yes! Her body betrayed her. Her feelings for him grew as time went on and she could feel his coldness and nonchalant attitude towards her start to thaw. There was so much standing in their way. So many enemies and misunderstandings. Would they get their happy ever after?

I tried to word this review without giving too much away. But I feel like I haven’t even scratched the surface. How could I possibly do this book justice which by the way, had kept me up all night! The story flowed well in all its intricacies. The feelings, the depths of these characters were splayed out on every page. They may not have known it from the start, but they were a perfect match for each other. She had attitude and sass, she wasn’t that meek Italian girl that everyone took her for. Wolfe may have been cold on the outside but you knew that the love of a good woman would change that. It was circumstance that had made him the way he was.

Last but not least a note for the author. I am a big fan of your work and your work just keeps on getting better. Your style of writing and storytelling astounds me every time and leaves me in awe of your talent. This is one book that will stay with me for a very long time. Thank you for sharing. Bravo, congratulations!

 

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“Are you sure you’re on my card?” I turned to the man with a polite yet distant smile. I was still disoriented from the exchange with Angelo when the stranger pulled me against his hard body and pressed a possessive hand lower than socially acceptable on my back, a second from groping my butt.

“Answer me,” I hissed.

“My bid on your card was the highest,” he replied dryly.

“The bids are undisclosed. You don’t know how much other people have paid,” I kept my lips pursed to keep myself from yelling.

“I know it’s nowhere near the realm of what this dance is worth.”

Un-freaking-believable.

We began to waltz around the room as other couples were not only spinning and mingling but also stealing envious glances at us. Naked, raw ogles that told me that whomever the blonde he’d come to the masquerade with was, she wasn’t his wife. And that I might have been all the rage in The Outfit, but the rude man was in high demand, too.

I was stiff and cold in his arms, but he didn’t seem to notice—or mind. He knew how to waltz better than most men, but he was technical, and lacked warmth and Angelo’s playfulness.

“Nemesis.” He took me by surprise, his rapacious gaze stripping me bare. “Distributing glee and dealing misery. Seems at odds with the submissive girl who entertained Bishop and his horsey wife at the table.”

I choked on my own saliva. Did he just call the governor’s wife horsey? And me submissive? I looked away, ignoring the addictive scent of his cologne, and the way his marble body felt against mine.

“Nemesis is my spirit animal. She was the one to lure Narcissus to a pool where he saw his own reflection and died of vanity. Pride is a terrible illness.” I flashed him a taunting smirk.

“Some of us could use catching it.” He bared his straight white teeth.

“Arrogance is a disease. Compassion is the cure. Most gods didn’t like Nemesis, but that’s because she had a backbone.”

“Do you?” He arched a dark eyebrow.

“Do I…?” I blinked, the courteous grin on my face crumpling. He was even ruder when we were alone.

“Have a backbone,” he provided. He stared at me so boldly and intimately, it felt like he breathed fire into my soul. I wanted to step out of his touch and jump into a pool full of ice.

“Of course, I do,” I responded, my spine stiffening. “What’s with the manners? Were you raised by wild coyotes?”

“Give me an example,” he said, ignoring my quip. I was beginning to draw away from him, but he jerked me back into his arms. The glitzy ballroom distorted into a backdrop, and even though I was starting to notice that the man behind the demi-mask was unusually beautiful, the ugliness of his behavior was the only thing that stood out.

I am a warrior and a lady…and a sane person who can deal with this horrid man.

“I really like Angelo Bandini.” I dropped my voice, slicing my gaze from his eyes and toward the table where Angelo’s family had been seated. My father was sitting a few seats away, staring at us coldly, surrounded by Made Men who chatted away.

“And see, in my family, we have a tradition dating back ten generations. Prior to her wedding, a Rossi bride is to open a wooden chest—carved and made by a witch who lived in my ancestors’ Italian village—and read three notes written to her by the last Rossi girl to marry. It’s kind of a good luck charm mixed with a talisman and a bit of fortunetelling. I stole the chest tonight and opened one of the notes, all so I could rush fate. It said that tonight I was going to be kissed by the love of my life, and well…” I drew my lower lip into my mouth and sucked it, peering under my eyelashes at Angelo’s empty seat. The man stared at me stoically, as though I was a foreign film he couldn’t understand. “I’m going to kiss him tonight.”

“That’s your backbone?”

“When I have an ambition, I go for it.”

A conceited frown crinkled his mask, as if to say I was a complete and utter moron. I looked him straight in the eye. My father taught me that the best way to deal with men like him was to confront, not run. Because, this man? He’d chase.

 

 

MEET L.J. SHEN

L.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.

Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets peoples’ birthdays and never sends Christmas cards.

She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.

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