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New Release & #giveaway – Grind by Sybil Bartel @sybilbartel @xpressotours @xpressoreads

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BOOK & AUTHOR INFO:

Grind by Sybil Bartel
(Thrust, #3)
Publication date: June 27th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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I’m silent. I’m trained. I’m lethal.

My hand skimming down your thigh, my gaze a weapon—I know more ways to kill you than please you.

But you’re not paying for my aim. You’re paying for my control. Bringing you a breath away from ecstasy, watching you beg as I hold back your release, I’ll show you exactly what you’ve been missing. Your hunger is my currency and five thousand is my price. I only have one rule—no repeats, because I’m not for keeps. I’m for sale.

One slow grind and I’ll give you exactly what you paid for.

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About the author

SybilSybil Bartel grew up in Northern California with her head in a book and her feet in the sand. She dreamt of becoming a painter but the heady scent of libraries with their shelves full of books drew her into the world of storytelling. She loves the New Adult genre, but any story about a love so desperately wrong and impossibly beautiful makes her swoon.
Sybil now resides in Southern Florida and while she doesn’t get to read as much as she likes, she still buries her toes in the sand. If she isn’t writing or fighting to contain the banana plantation in her backyard, you can find her spending time with her handsomely tattooed husband, her brilliantly practical son and a mischievous miniature boxer…

But Seriously?

Here are ten things you probably really want to know about Sybil.

She grew up a faculty brat. She can swear like a sailor. She loves men in uniform. She hates being told what to do. She can do your taxes (but don’t ask). The Bird Market in Hong Kong freaks her out. Her favorite word is desperate…or dirty, or both—she can’t decide. She has a thing for muscle cars. But never reply on her for driving directions, ever. And she has a new book boyfriend every week—don’t tell her husband.

To find out more about Sybil Bartel, be sure to follow her on Twitter (she loves to hear about your favorite book boyfriend!), visit her website, like her on Facebook or join her Facebook group Book Boyfriend Heroes for exclusive excerpts and giveaways.

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Review & #giveaway – Counting on You by JC Reed & Jackie Steele @JCReedAuthor @AuthorJSsteele

Book & Author Details:

Counting on You by J C Reed & Jackie Steele
Publication date: June 5th 2017
Genres: Contemporary

Counting.jpgI have everything I want. Success. Wealth. Women…and make that plenty of those. As a filthy-rich CEO, I would say I’m pretty much close to perfection. Except for that one weakness: I’m cocky as hell, and an irresistible magnet for women.

So when one tiny mistake lands me in hot waters with the investors, I have one hell of a choice to make:
Restore my reputation…
Or risk losing my company.

I’m a man of my word and failure is not an option. Not now. Not ever. I fully intend to uphold my responsibilities.

Sharing an apartment should be easy, right? And it’s only for six weeks.
That’s what I thought before I found out that my new roommate is female.
And wow.
Vicky Sullivan is unlike any woman I’ve ever met.
She’s hot as sin, and crazy.
Definitely not my kind of crazy, but too hot to pass up.
There’s something about her that makes me rage with want.
I don’t like her, but obviously my dick does. And what he wants, he gets.

Six weeks…
Living together shouldn’t be too hard…
Until my best friend challenges me to a bet…
I make it my mission to make her mine.

There’s only one problem.
I have to break…Every. Single. Rule.
And did I mention she’s completely off-limits?

It’s too late to say no.

COUNTING ON YOU is a standalone rom-com with no cliffhanger.

review

This book was so much more than originally billed, in my view.  Whilst I completely expected to get a spicy romance, I really didn’t expect the emotional element which unravelled with the story.

Kade is thoroughly dislikeable.  A completely arrogant tool with a god’s gift to women complex.  Vicky is completely in denial about her “boyfriend”.  So much so, that you might be forgiven for shouting at her (in your head of course) with frustration.

Their time in rehab is told with liberal amounts of humour and sexual tension.  Told in dual POV, I found that worked really well in helping to get a more rounded view of the overall story.

A pleasant surprise.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.

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About the author

Meet J.C. Reed

J.C. Reed is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She writes steamy contemporary romance with a touch of mystery and suspense. When she’s not typing away on her keyboard, forgetting the world around her, you can find her chatting with her readers on Facebook.

Meet Jackie Steele

J.C. Reed is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She writes steamy contemporary romance with a touch of mystery and suspense. When she’s not typing away on her keyboard, forgetting the world around her, you can find her chatting with her readers on Facebook.

 

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New Release & Review – Shadow (Bridge & Sword: Awakenings #4) by J. C Andrijeski @jcandrijeski

Book & Author Details:

Shadow (Bridge & Sword: Awakenings #4) by J C Andrijeski
Publication date: 9th June 2017
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Adult

Shadow.jpgFrom USA TODAY bestselling author, a psychic warfare alternative history set in a gritty version of Earth. Contains strong romantic elements – a book in the Bridge & Sword World. Apocalyptic. Psychic Romance.

“All what he has done, he has done for the greater good…”

Following the disappearance of the infamous “Sword” and leader of the anti-human rebellion, Allie finds herself despised by every free seer in the western world, and most in the East. Hiding in an underground cell to stay alive, she struggles with yet another visage of Revik, who turns into a feral animal once free of his dark masters.

She only has one shot at saving him, and it means learning more about his past than she ever wanted to know. It also means re-earning his trust, a near-impossible task given what she had to do to get him free.

Meanwhile, a mysterious force rises, known only as “Shadow,” boasting an army of powerful and ancient seers–seers with a darker agenda than even the Rooks.

NOTE: An alternate version of this book was previously published as part of the “ALLIE’S WAR” series (this version has been revised/edited prior to re-release).

Standalone novel. No cliffhanger.

*Warning: this book contains graphic language, sex, and violence. Mature readers only. Not intended for young readers.*

SHADOW is book 4 in the Bridge & Sword: Awakenings series – a series set in the Bridge & Sword World. It is also related to the Quentin Black World, and takes place in the wider history/world of the seers.

Next in the Bridge & Sword world: KNIGHT (Bridge & Sword: Apocalypse #1) – coming soon! Or if you’d like to read more about seers, check out BLACK IN WHITE (Quentin Black Mystery #1), which occurs in a version of Earth much closer to our own.

THE BRIDGE & SWORD WORLD encompasses a number of dark, gritty science fiction and apocalyptic story arcs with romantic (and sexy) elements, starring Alyson Taylor and her partner, dark and dangerous infiltrator, Dehgoies Revik. For fans of gritty, character-driven science fiction and fantasy worlds, filled with twists and turns and backstabbing betrayals, with heroes and villains who can be equally relatable (and sometimes the same people). The Bridge & Sword books span continents and historical periods as Allie and Revik try to save the human and seer races from destroying one another, and keep their friends and loved ones alive in the process.

BRIDGE & SWORD WORLD Reading Order:
Rook (Bridge & Sword: Awakenings #1)
Shield (Bridge & Sword: Awakenings #2)
Sword (Bridge & Sword: Awakenings #3)
Shadow (Bridge & Sword: Awakenings #4)

Knight (Bridge & Sword: Apocalypse #1) – Coming Soon!
War (Bridge & Sword: Apocalypse #2) – Coming Soon!
Bridge (Bridge & Sword: Apocalypse #3) – Coming Soon!

review

What can I say about this series that I haven’t said already?

I know I have mentioned in previous reviews that reading Allie and Revik’s story is exquisite torture.  And that remains my view.  With this addition to the series however, that is really ratcheted up.

My emotional connection with these characters was put to the test.  With each revelation, each disclosure my heart broke for them just a little more.  But Allie’s response really resonated.

This is not an easy read.  Don’t expect hearts and flowers.  You just won’t get them.  What you will get is a tumultuous and emotional read.  With just a touch of hope.

 

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.

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About the author

I’m a USA Today bestselling author of sexy, apocalyptic and cyberpunk-y paranormal mystery, alternate history, urban fantasy & supernatural suspense, often with a metaphysical bent.

While it might seem like I have a (perhaps overly?) friendly relationship with my dark side, if you read my stuff, you’ll discover pretty quick that, at base and in my heart, I’m a big, sappy, pie in the sky idealist, and that I always want the light to win, love to win, the good guys to win, compassion to win, the bad guys to be redeemed or at least to find love…even if they have to crawl through mud and blood and crazy sex and betrayal and broken fingernails to get there.

Of course, not all of them make it…but I always hope that they will.

Other stuff: I have a background in journalism and political history, and a Master’s degree in the latter. I love to travel and to interact with different cultures and histories and I’ve traveled a fair bit (although never enough – there are always new places to see!).  I’ve also lived a lot of different places, including all over the United States where I was born, as well as stints in Europe, Australia and now Asia, including a few years in India and now a few in Thailand.

Currently, I live and work full-time as a writer in Bangkok, Thailand, where I have a beautiful view of a Buddhist wat right out the window while I write.

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