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New Release/Review: Run to You by Rachel Lacey

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New Release/Review: Run to You by Rachel LaceyRun to You by Rachel Lacey
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Published by Forever on August 30th 2016
Pages: 368
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Moments after meeting the most gorgeous guy ever, Gabby Winters promptly gets stung by a zillion yellowjackets and falls-not gracefully-into a stream. Yup, Ethan Hunter is trouble with a capital "hot," and Gabby definitely needs to keep her distance. Except in the small town of Haven, there's nowhere to hide from Ethan's sexy, infectious grin . . . and all the residents are conspiring against her.
At the center of the town's matchmaking is Ethan's grandmother, who's convinced their relationship is a done deal. Rather than break her heart, Gabby and Ethan find themselves cornered into pretending to be falling in love. The problem: there's serious sizzling attraction between them. And if this charade continues, they won't fool just the entire town - they might fool themselves too . . .


Gabby moves to the small town of Haven after getting out of a bad relationship and to get away from her overbearing parents.

Ethan is trying to open a business called Of the Grid with his two friends. Ethan doesn’t do relationships due to what happened to his parents, he’s afraid he’ll be like his father which was abusive to his mother.

Gabby and Ethan meet while Gabby is sitting on a rock on his property. Gabby gets stung by some hornets and Ethan takes care of her. There’s an attraction by both of them but neither wants a relationship.

When Ethan grandmother meets Gabby she knows that Gabby and Ethan would be great together. Grandma is dying and wants Ethan to find a good woman to settle down with.

Ethan and Gabby start a fake relationship for grandma. With the chemistry between Ethan and Gabby can the relationship stay fake or will they fall in love?

I fell in love with all the characters and most of all grandma, she was funny and sweet. The story was everything you would want. It’s funny, sweet, adventurous, and hot. I can wait to read the next couple in this series. This book can be read as a standalone. – Reviewed by Catherine Coffman

Review: The Sweet Temptation of Whiskey by Charlene M. Martin

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Review: The Sweet Temptation of Whiskey by Charlene M. MartinThe Sweet Temptation of WHISKEY by Charlene M. Martin
on January 30, 2015
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Stone Black is a successful business man who has demons in his closet. He is broken-maybe even beyond repair. He has never been in a successful relationship, because he doesn’t let anyone get close enough.
Anaya Cole has recently come into money and she is looking to invest. Mr. Black offers to help Anaya invest her inheritance so that she can open her abuse center.
There attraction is overwhelming, but Anaya doesn’t want to want him. After all he is a man-whore.
Ms. Cole has penetrated my mind and I just can’t seem to get her out of it. I have to have her, so have her I will. If it’s the last Goddamn thing I do. I will screw her until she can’t walk and then I will move on with my life just like I have always done.
Once Anaya tastes the whiskey on his breath, she can’t stop. She craves more, and when her head and her heart collide, she is left with an important decision-Walk away or risk being burned?
After all, Whiskey never felt so good.
***********WARNING: This book has adult situations, including abuse. (Possible triggers) This book is a DARK EROTIC read not intended for the faint hearted. Due to content and situations this book is NOT intended for anyone under the age of 18.***************


Holy smokes what a prologue this book has!! I was hooked from then on!! Loved the authors warning about the book in the blurb!

Anaya was thirty minutes late to see Mr. Stone Black who owns an investment firm called Standbridge and Black Wealth Management Group. She wants to open a non profit organization for child abuse awareness. Her grandmother left Anaya money with instructions on how she wanted Anaya to use the money. Her grandmother knew that Anaya wanted to open a non-profit organization and there were to be two uses for her inheritance…1) to help with the start-up of her organization and 2) to ensure her happiness by doing whatever her heart desired. Mr. Black is totally upset with her for being late and ignores her when she comes in to teach her to be prompt. Of course, Anaya is mad because he’s ignoring her. But, he’s so gorgeous, her girlie parts are talking to her!!

Mr. Stone Black had a messed up childhood…BIG TIME!! He mother apparently had a pimp and she often got drunk and would bring men home that would beat her and torture her, yet her body would eventually given in to the sexuality of it! Each time this happened Stone witnessed it! He couldn’t move to stop it since he was just a child and didn’t understand, at first. He began to have dreams about him being with his mother (eww). As an adult he thinks all women are like his mother and are trash. So, he uses women for one encounter and throws them out. Until one day, at his office when he meets Anaya. There’s something thing there, could it be more than just a hit it and quit it?

Stone and Anaya’s relationship was very sexual and she was fine with that and so was he. They decided to be friends with benefits, with no love involved. Yea well, what happens when one of them grows feelings for the other? What will happen with Anaya when she finds out what a totally messed up childhood Stone had?

I loved this book! Like I said at the beginning of this review, I was captivated from the beginning. It was sexy, hot, dark and a little humor thrown in for good measure! Although Stone was messed up, I still loved his character. You understand why he was like he was, but what a man tramp he was! I LOVED IT! Anaya was a likable character, but I got kinda ticked at her when she blew up in therapy when she discovered what Stone went through as a child. Given the profession she was going into, she handled that very badly! But, it added depth to the story!

Teaser Blitz: Bound to Submit by Laura Kaye

by Laura Kaye

Decadent… Sensual… Forbidden…

12 Masters. 12 Desires. 12 Fantasies Come to Life.
Meet the Masters of Blasphemy…

 Releasing September 13, 2016, BOUND TO SUBMIT is the first full-length novel in Laura Kaye’s erotic new Blasphemy Series, and today we have a teaser excerpt just for you! Check it out below!


About Bound to Submit:

From the ruins of an abandoned church comes Baltimore’s hottest and most exclusive BDSM club. Twelve Masters. Infinite fantasies. Welcome to Blasphemy…

He thinks he caused her pain, but she knows he’s the only one who can heal her…

Kenna Sloane lost her career and her arm in the Marines, and now she feels like she’s losing herself. Submission is the only thing that ever freed her from pain and made her feel secure, and Kenna needs to serve again. Bad. The only problem is the Dom she wants once refused her submission and broke her heart, but, scarred on the inside and out, she’s not looking for love this time. She’s not even sure she’s capable.

Griffin Hudson is haunted by the mistakes that cost him the only woman he ever loved. Now she’s back at his BDSM club, Blasphemy, and more beautiful than ever, and she’s asking for his help with the pain he knows he caused. Even though he’s scared to hurt her again, he can’t refuse her, because he’d give anything to earn a second chance. And this time, he’ll hold on forever.

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Up on the raised stage was a naked woman bound in dark orange ropes that matched her braided hair so beautifully that it stole Kenna’s breath. She knew that rope work immediately. Intimately. Remembered its feel around her body. Remembered the hands responsible for the rigging moving against her skin.

And then Kenna let her eyes move to the tall, beautifully built, black-haired Dom wearing a pair of black jeans and nothing else. Griffin Hudson. He stood behind the bent-over woman and held a vibrating wand between her spread thighs. A small moan escaped Kenna’s throat unbidden at seeing him again after all this time. Her heart tripped into a sprint. Heat ripped over her body, even as he teased and tormented another woman, another submissive. God, he was just as gorgeous as he’d ever been, muscular and strong, his rugged face now serious but capable of tenderness and playfulness, too. Every part of Kenna remembered that man—his face, his hands, his mouth, his cock.

And probably would until the day she died.

Just as fast, she locked all those feelings and memories down. She needed to remember why she was here—and why she wasn’t.

“A searingly sexy story with some of the hottest scenes I’ve read in a long, long time. Laura Kaye shows her mastery of the BDSM world. I’m eagerly anticipating more in this bold new series!

~ Cherise Sinclair, NYT Bestselling Author of the Masters of the Shadowlands Series

“Smoldering and sexy, Laura Kaye’s Blasphemy series is everything I look for in a romance. Haunted heroes and strong heroines populate this one of a kind club and I can’t wait to see the big bad Doms fall one by one.”

~ Lexi Blake, NYT Bestselling Author of the Masters and Mercenaries Series

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Meet the Masters of Blasphemy in Hard to Serve, now available

Amazon exclusive until September 2016 in paperback and ebook

 About Laura Kaye:

Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty-five books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense, including the Hard Ink and Raven Riders series. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

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