Release Blitz, Excerpt & Giveaway: Out of Bounds by Lauren Blakely

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OUT OF BOUNDS!

Ready to be swept off your feet? Meet the witty, sexy, dirty-talking quarterback Drew in OUT OF BOUNDS! Grab your copy today!

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“Out of Bounds smolders with heat, desire, and wicked swoon-worthy excitement!” ~Beneath the Covers Book Blog

“So much passion and intensity that you wouldn’t expect in a sports romance, but once again, Lauren Blakely BRINGS IT” ~Shayna Renee Spicy Reads

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The first rule of football–don’t screw with a streak.

My career is finally looking up, and I’m leading a new pro team down the field every Sunday. No way will I mess with that. But when I meet the most stunning and captivating woman I’ve ever seen, I tell myself one night will have to be enough.

But it’s not. And now I can’t get her out of my mind. Even when I’m playing. Even when I need to focus. Even when I’m on the hottest streak of my life.

And it turns out, she’s not just some random woman I met. She works for the team. My team.

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I only have one goal this season–do my part as the team’s lawyer to keep them out of trouble. Help rebuild their reputation on and off the field. There’s no room for error and certainly no room for a secret tryst with a player . . . even if he’s the quarterback.

Right?

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The perfect mix of sexiness, laughter, and sweetness.” ~Two Book Pushers

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Excerpt from OUT OF BOUNDS by Lauren Blakely

“Be on your best behavior, Drew,” he says, a teasing tone in his voice.

“I always am,” I reply, and the fact is, that’s true. Clean-cut is my nickname.

“And text if you’re done early.”

“If I’m done early, I’m having a date with my mattress.”

He groans. “You are the definition of no fun.”

I grin. “That’s me. That’s why Qwench wants me now. Because I know how to get a good night’s sleep and stay out of the line of fire.”

When I hang up, I step out of the car, hand the keys to the valet, and thank him. Then I head inside, where Stuart greets me in the room reserved for the event, claps me on the back, and introduces me to several people. A photographer snaps shots the whole time, and I play the role that’s hardly a role—the outgoing, non-trouble-making, peace-loving quarterback who doesn’t throw punches or raise fists, like others before me have.

Don’t smoke, don’t do drugs, don’t have unprotected sex, and I also don’t speed. Squeaky clean indeed. Not even a traffic ticket on the record, and certainly no knocked-up teenyboppers with mini Drews baking in their bellies.

Stuart introduces me to the red-haired, freckle-faced guy who heads up this charity. “And this is Drew Erickson. He’s our new starter. We’re thrilled to have him on the team, especially since he’s already active with many wonderful charitable endeavors,” Stuart says to the ginger-haired guy.

We exchange small talk for a few minutes, then Stuart drops a hand on my shoulder and tells me there’s someone else he wants me to meet. “I’d love to introduce you to a sharp-as-a-tack woman who makes sure I don’t fumble,” he says, then winks in case I didn’t realize he was making a joke.

I smile to let him know I got it—fumbling humor and all—then my smile turns into a ruler-straight line when I turn on my heels and see my surfer angel.

Holy shit. She’s hot as sin in a red skirt, white blouse, and black heels. She holds a drink. Her blond hair is twisted on her head. Damn. The smoking-hot look is almost enough to make me forget she blew me off. My dick, the traitorous bastard, has already come down with amnesia. The fucker wants her.

“This is Dani Paige. She’s an attorney for the team,” he says, and I attempt to school my expression as I come face-to-face with the woman who ditched me.

And all I want to do is toss her on my shoulder, stalk to the bathroom, slam the door, and ask her why the fuck she didn’t call. Then when she tells me it was because she was too busy getting off to thoughts of me, I’d kiss the hell out of her until she melted in my arms and begged me to take her. I’d happily oblige. Hoist her up, hook her legs around my hips, and fuck her against the wall until she comes harder than she ever has before.

Instead, I shake her free hand. “Pleasure to meet you.” Then I whisper, just for her. “Jaws.”

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Since self-publishing her debut romance novel CAUGHT UP IN US over three years ago, Lauren Blakely has sold more than 1.5 million books. She is known for her sexy contemporary romance style that’s full of heat, heart and humor. A devout fan of cake and canines, Lauren has plotted entire novels while walking her four-legged friends. She lives in California with her family. With twelve New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than seventy times. Her bestselling series include Sinful Nights, Seductive Nights, No Regrets, Caught Up in Love, and Fighting Fire as well as standalone hit romances like BIG ROCK, MISTER O, WELL HUNG, and THE SEXY ONE which were all instant New York Times Bestsellers. In January she’ll release FULL PACKAGE, a standalone romantic comedy. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter.

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Book Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Series: Standalone
Published: April 22nd 2014 by Broadway Books
Language: English
Print Length: 442 pages
Genres: Mystery, Contemporary, Fiction
Target Reader: Adult

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On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?

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REVIEW BY ALEXA

Apa yang akan seorang pria hadapi saat dia merusak kebahagiaan seorang wanita sempurna? Histeria? Teror? Ancaman? Bukan itu yang di hadapi Nick. Dia adalah seorang mantan jurnalis tampan yang dalam kondisi paling terpuruk dalam hidupnya, mengambil jalan keliru dengan berselingkuh dari istrinya yang perfeksionis. Istrinya Amy, membalas perlakuan tak setia suaminya dengan hadiah perayaan ulang tahun perkawinan paling tak terlupakan. Ancaman hukuman mati!

Well ini adalah salah satu buku hebat dengan alur complicated yang sangat sulit di review tanpa spoiler. Tapi aku akan berusaha karena aku ingin kamu mengalami pengalaman yang sama denganku. Ketegangan dan rasa penasaran yang sama saat membalik halaman-halaman buku ini. Ini adalah salah satu buku yang membuatku terpukau pada narasi dan kekuatan dari sederhananya sebuah storyline yang di garap mendetail penuh intrik.

Mulai dari bagaimana Nick dan Amy membuka tiap lapisan perkembangan hubungan dan kehidupan susah senang mereka, bagaimana rollercoster emosi yang mereka hadapi. Semua dapat kita ikuti dari dual POV orang pertama secara bergantian. Sampai dengan bagaimana mereka saling adu strategi dan memanipulasi pasangannya dalam perang tanpa akhir dalam pernikahan mereka yang tampak sempurna. Alurnya yang maju mundur antara flashback dan masa kini memaksamu untuk berkonsentrasi penuh.

Buku ini jelas membuat perasaanku campur aduk. Jujur buku ini membuatku menyukai, kagum sekaligus benci pada kedua karakter utamanya. Ending yang tidak biasa tentu saja di luar dugaan. Tapi ini mungkin hal paling realistis yang coba di gambarkan penulis tentang pasangan sama kuat yang saling melengkapi, sempurna bagi satu sama lain.

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OVERALL RATING

5starshappyreading

Release Blitz & Excerpt: Sweet Cheeks by K. Bromberg

An all new second chance love story by the New York Times Bestselling author of the Driven series.

✨✨ Sweet Cheeks by K. Bromberg is NOW LIVE! ✨✨

Sweet Cheeks by K. Bromberg
Series: Standalone
Published: November 12th 2016 by JKB Publishing, LLC
Language: English
Print Length: 346 pages
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotica
Target Reader: Adult

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An all new second chance love story by the New York Times Bestselling author of the Driven series.

It all started with the invitation. To my ex-fiance’s newwedding.

I should have ignored it. Thrown it away. Set it afire. But I didn’t.I replied.

With a plus one.

And then my assistant accidentally mailed it.

Enter Hayes Whitley. Mega-movie star. The man who has captured the hearts of millions. But I gave him mine years ago. He was my first love. He was my everything. Right until he up and left to chase his dreams without so much as a simple goodbye.

When he showed up out of the blue ten years later, I should have known to steer clear of him. I should have rejected his offer to take me to my ex’s wedding. I should have never let him kiss me.

But I didn’t.

And now we’re left wondering if the pieces of the life we once shared still fit together somehow. First loves are hard to forget. The question is, do we want to forget? Or do we risk the chance and see what happens next?

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Excerpt from SWEET CHEEKS by K. Bromberg

I hear my name. I think I do anyway, and it distracts me enough momentarily that Hayes is able to grab and pull me tighter into him, the cupcake now inches from my face.

We stare at each other in a silent standoff, hearts racing and eyes daring. His gaze flickers over my shoulder and then back to mine as I prepare myself for the smash.

But it doesn’t come.

Instead he eases up and only dabs the frosting against the tip of my nose.

I sigh in relief.

Then gasp out in shock.

Because Hayes’s lips are on mine.

And not just a friendly peck. Not hardly. The hand that held the cupcake is now empty. Chocolate fallen by the wayside for a kiss. His fingers, sticky with frosting, are on my cheeks directing my face. But there’s no thought of the frosting he’ll get on my face or how funny it’s going to look when we walk back to our villa because all I can think about is Hayes.

I could tell myself I part my lips—grant him access—because I’m winded and need to breathe, but that would be a lie. Because the minute his tongue dances against mine, all I want to do is drown in his kiss. In the familiarity of it. In the difference of it. The unexpectedness of it. The comfort of it. In everything about him.

Hayes Whitley is kissing me. Again.

Finally.

His fingers are possessive—on the underside of my jaw and the small of my back—and the soft groan he emits communicates everything his lips are expressing and more.

His taste consumes me. The chocolate on his tongue. The spark of desire. The lick of lust. The sense of calm riled up by an overload of emotion.

My hands slide up the plane of his back over skin heated by the sun and slick with frosting. His muscles bunch beneath my palms as he shifts the angle of the kiss.

His tongue tantalizes and torments. Begs me to want more with its tender caresses and then switches gear and demands me to keep pace. To allow him to possess and claim.

I feel in droves. Want. Need. Lust. More. Too much. Not enough. Don’t ever stop. What am I doing?

It’s just me.

And Hayes.

And the singular sensation of rightness he is making me feel. A sensation I don’t think I had ever realized was missing since he’d left, but now know I’ll never be able to live without.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines and damaged heroes who we love to hate and hate to love.

She’s a mixture of most of her female characters: sassy, intelligent, stubborn, reserved, outgoing, driven, emotional, strong, and wears her heart on her sleeve. All of which she displays daily with her husband and three children where they live in Southern California.

On a whim, K. Bromberg decided to try her hand at this writing thing. Since then she has written The Driven Series (Driven, Fueled, Crashed, Raced, Aced), the standalone Driven Novels (Slow Burn, Sweet Ache, Hard Beat, and Down Shift (Releasing 10/4/16)), and a short story titled UnRaveled. She is currently finishing up Sweet Cheeks a standalone novel out at the end of 2016.

Her plans for 2017 include a sports romance duet (The Player (#1) and The Catch (#2)) and the Everyday Heroes series (Cuffed (#1), Combust (#2), and Cockpit (#3). She’s also writing a novella for the 1,001 Dark Night series that will be out in February 2017.
She loves to hear from her readers so make sure you check her out on social media.

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Book Review: Cinta Sang Malaikat by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Cinta Sang Malaikat by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Series: Standalone
Published: September 2013 by Dastan Books
Language: Terjemahan (Kiss an Angel – English)
Print Length: 549 pages
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Chick Lit
Target Reader: Adult

Setelah kematian ibunya, Daisy Devreaux dihadapkan pada setumpuk utang. Tanpa pendidikan dan keahlian untuk bertahan hidup, Daisy terpaksa meminta bantuan ayahnya. Akan tetapi, untuk mendapatkan uang yang dibutuhkannya ia harus memenuhi dua syarat: menikah dengan pria pilihan ayahnya dan tinggal bersama pria itu selama enam bulan.

Alex Markov memiliki alasan tersendiri dengan bersedia menikahi Daisy. Dan ia tidak berencana untuk berperan sebagai suami yang penuh cinta bagi Daisy yang manja. Sebaliknya, ia malah ingin membuat segalanya berjalan tidak mudah bagi Daisy dan mendesak wanita itu untuk segera mengakhiri pernikahan mereka.

Daisy tidak pernah menduga kalau Alex akan benar-benar membuat hidupnya sengsara. Namun, sedikit demi sedikit ia berhasil mendapatkan simpati Alex yang tanpa sadar sangat ia inginkan. Dan Alex mendapati bahwa istrinya yang manja dan tidak bisa diatur ternyata merupakan wanita yang tangguh, cerdas, dan penuh cinta. Mampukah Daisy mempertahankan pernikahannya dan meraih cinta yang ia dambakan dari suaminya? Akankah Alex tetap mempertahankan harga dirinya dan melepaskan wanita yang telah mengisi ruang kosong dalam hatinya?

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REVIEW BY ALEXA

Ini adalah buku pertama yang kubaca dari Susan Elizabeth Phillips dan membuatku menyesal karena tidak mencobanya bertahun-tahun lalu. Di saat jenuh membaca genre CR, buku ini bak suntikan segar. Tema yang diangkat sebenarnya sangat pasaran, kawin paksa karena perjodohan dengan pria yang dingin dan tak punya hati. Tapi SEP memberikan beberapa sentuhan pribadi yang membuat tema sejuta umat ini menjadi hal yang sangat menarik. Storyline ini sederhana tapi di penuhi dengan adegan unik yang akan membuat perasaanmu jungkir balik.

Hal utama yang aku suka dari buku ini adalah Daisy si heroine. Dia benar-benar berkembang dari zero menjadi something special. Karakternya tidak selembek yang aku dan Alex duga di awal buku. Dia tipe heroine berlian yang bertambah kuat saat dipojokkan dan terus di tekan. Konflik membuat Daisy bersinar makin cemerlang dan tampil mengejutkan. Gadis ini seperti membalik dan menampar semua dugaan awalku tentang dirinya dengan pembuktian diri tanpa henti. Karakternya sangat konsisten sampai akhir. Dia mengalau dengan wajar dan kegigihannya untuk mempertahankan sumpah perkawinan sangat menggemaskan. Caranya untuk memperbaiki diri sekaligus menyentuh kehidupan di sekelilingnya membuatku ingin menjadi cheerleader pribadi gadis ini.

Alex mungkin hero tipe landak yang susah untuk di cintai. Mulut setajam silet, sikap judes yang selalu meremehkan dan jangan lupakan hati yang sedingin Princess Elsa Frozen. Siapa yang sangka dia menyimpan sisi rapuh dan kekasih yang imajinatif di balik cangkang harga dirinya yang super menyebalkan. Interaksi mereka membuatku ngikik dan baper di saat bersamaan.

Tarik ulur mereka sangat menguras emosi. 50-100 halaman terakhir adalah adegan favoritku, karena tidak ada yang serba instan di sini. Pasangan ini jelas meraih setiap langkah hubungan mereka dengan perjuangan. Selain unsur magical kemampuan Daisy untuk memahami para binatang yang agak aneh kisah ini benar-benar indah dan wajib di baca semua pencinta genre CR.

OVERALL RATING

5stars

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Book Review: Trust by Jana Aston

*** WARNING! This book is for ADULTS only or may be unsuitable for people under 21 years of age due to sexual content, graphic violence, and/or mature themes. Reader discretion is highly advised. If you are easily offended, then this book is not for you and please do not continue. ***


TRUST by Jana Aston

Series: Standalone
Published: November 8th 2016 by Rutherford Press
Language: English
Print Length: 193 pages
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Target Reader: Adult

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“Knock knock!”
“Um… Who’s there?”

Yeah. That was me, on my last date. Before you feel sorry for me
you should know that I was the one telling the jokes. Jokes as in
plural, because I didn’t stop with just one. Of course not.

Hi, I’m Chloe Scott. The most awkward single girl in the city.
But I’m going to get it together. I am.

I’m going to learn how to date like a grown up.
I’m going to have an orgasm not given to myself.
I’m going to fall in love and live happily ever after.

Right after I get out of this interrogation room.

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REVIEW BY ELLE

Jana Aston said this is the last book from WRONG series. I’m quite sad because it’s starting to get better. Everly’s friend, Chloe is the last person on this train who will meet her future someone. Surprisingly, I enjoyed it very much.

Chloe Scott must the most socially awkward person in the Philadelphia. She has numerous unsuccessful date journey. As a teacher for second grade, Chloe didn’t socialize much. Beside Everly, Sandra and Sophie are her friends. Misfortune from the last date, bring Chloe to the FBI agent, Boyd Gallagher whose apparently Sophie’s half-brother. From asking a favor to become his fake date? Why not, Chloe. This could be her dating lesson and she’s eager to learn from Boyd.

I think I’m 99% like Chloe. Awkward, but not adorkable. She is. When her anxiety came, she couldn’t stop talking, especially with her dry jokes. Ha ha ha… I also liked how pervert she is. I mean, she isn’t prude and open-minded with sexuality. Chloe is just a ordinary woman with cop fetish. She really loves crime TV series. And when she found Boyd, oh boy…

“We’re not doing anal,” I inform him. “Not with this,” I add,…
“Wait, was anal on the table?”
“I’m really curious about it,” I admit, “but not with that thing.” I nod at his monster dick.

Is Boyd too-good-to-be-true? Mostly yes. He seems suspicious at first when asked Sophie as his fake date. He’s a stranger to me even he’s close Sophie, I didn’t know much about him. But when Chloe is starting to ask about him, Boyd didn’t hesitant to answer. He’s very open person also cool as a cucumber. Maybe because he’s FBI agent? Even Boyd came from rich family, he isn’t a show-off. He works outside the family because he enjoy it. Another plus for him. There is no dirty laundry about him.

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I enjoyed their chemistry. Honestly, I’m envy them. Maybe Boyd is the only chance for Chloe to get a boyfriend. Their togetherness was delightful. I loved his sudden possessiveness; not as a control freak. It seems Chloe and Boyd is the least aggressive couple. When it came to sex, they’re really HOT. Complementing each other without over-the-top. They’re also like to do ‘sexy experiment’.

What am I doing when you’re thinking about me?”
“Anything. Everything. Sometimes you’re on your knees sucking me off. Sometimes you’re taking a shower while I watch.” Her chest rises. She likes that. “Sometimes I’m pulling your hair”—her eyes widen at that—“and sometimes you’re lying on my bed, asking me to come on your tits.”
“Would you do that?”…
“Do what?”
“Come on me.”
“Is that an invitation?”
“Yes.” She nods. “I want you to. I want to watch.”

The story was told from 2 POVs. I really adored both Chloe and Boyd. There is no drama. Just… let it flow. There is no pressure in their relationship. They’re very cool person. I know the sex came late, but I’m satisfied with the result. They’re need to develop feelings; not insta-everything. To make sure they’re really into each other. Overall, it was a great read and enjoyable until the end.

“Knock, knock.”
“Who’s there?”
“I love.”
“I love who?”
“I love you too.”
“It was pretty bad though.” His grip on me loosens. “Hold on while I text that to myself so I can remember it forever.”

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OVERALL RATING

4stars

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