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martedì 27 settembre 2016

UN MARINE PER SEMPRE di Silvia Carbone & Michela Marrucci


Due lutti a distanza di pochi giorni distruggono la vita Joesephine, giovane e attraente ufficiale dei marine. La prematura perdita del padre, colonnello dell’aeronautica americana, e il dolore per la morte di Travis, l’amore della sua vita, durante una missione in Afghanistan, la spingono a congedarsi prematuramente e abbandonare la vita militare. Trascorso un anno da quei giorni bui, però Joe riagguanta le redini della propria vita. Riprende gli studi, ma il destino le gioca un brutto scherzo: per conseguire il master è costretta a fare ricerche informatiche all’interno della base militare Miramar di San Diego. Qui conoscerà il capitano Callhan Meyer, e tutta la serenità che Joe credeva di aver ritrovato scoppierà come una bolla di sapone. Tenere lontano Cal e la strana e incontrollabile attrazione che li lega si dimostrerà più arduo del previsto. Chi ha tanto sofferto ha paura di tornare ad amare, ma non si può resistere per sempre al richiamo dei sentimenti, né ai desideri del proprio corpo. 

“Un marine per sempre” è il primo avvincente e piccante volume della serie “Destini Intrecciati”.

venerdì 23 gennaio 2015

Love Survives by Jennifer Foor Cover Reveal





Release Date: March 7th



Imagine being in love with the same girl since you were ten years old, only to have her fall for your twin instead. This story is rocky.
It will rip you apart and possibly put you back together again.
I know this because it's my story.

The pain and anguish experienced in this is what it was like to hold onto hope that some day we'd find each other again.  I won't sugar coat the details of what I went through to have her, nor will I apologize for any actions that led me right back into her life.

Sometimes love isn't enough.
Sometimes it takes a little fate.








Get the beginning of the story with Love Survives



My heart belonged to Branch and Brooks Valentine since we were children, when we were all too naïve to know what that even meant. We didn’t understand that when we became adults, love would change us. I had to make a choice and when I did, it ripped our bond apart. Brooks left town, and he took half of my heart with him. It was difficult, but I coped and planned my future with Branch. I thought I’d made the right decision. I loved him and I always had.

Brooks showed up to be our best man the night before our nuptials. After drinks and too much reminiscing, I ended up in bed with the wrong brother. To avoid the humiliation and the fact that I’d ruined all of our lives, I left Branch and the only family I’d ever known.

That’s where my story should have ended.

Two years, one beautiful little girl and an abusive marriage later, I was standing there staring at the man that would always hold my heart.

The only question was…

Would I give it to him

I’m Katy Michaels and this is my story. 








Jennifer Foor is
an award winning Contemporary Romance Author. She's best known for the Mitchell
Family Series, which includes ten books.
She is married
with two children and spends most of her time behind a keyboard, writing
stories that come from her heart. 





sabato 10 gennaio 2015

TAG - Shari Ryan

Today we have a book blast for Shari Ryan’s Tag!!! And to celebrate the sale she’s running, Shari is sharing an exclusive excerpt and a fantastic giveaway.


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What if your family had a big secret . . . a life changing secret. My dad, the bigwig CIA agent, was always on the run, whether he was being chased or doing the chasing. I missed him. Then my mom passed away, and my sister was murdered. I turned my solitude to strength because the alternative was too bleak.

But my luck seemed to turn: I met Tango. And while I want him more than I’ve ever wanted anything in my twenty-two years, danger lurks around every corner and I simply can’t take the chance of it finding me. But his tattoos, his smell, his darkness, and his body— that marine has taken over my every thought. But, what if he too isn’t what I think? A ticking time bomb isn’t going to leave me much time to waver. Even the bravest person can be in need of a miracle.

Before she was gone, my mom warned me to know everyone and trust no one. But what was I supposed to do when I found out I am the one not to be trusted? Turns out, I was always the bait in this conspiracy.

In author Shari J. Ryan’s gripping novel, TAG, the canyons hold secrets, the waterfalls provide safety, and romance has a pesky way of showing up when you are sweaty and dirty and least expect it.





I've been seated among the dozens of other passengers for the past two hours, watching the gate times change a number of times before I see the plane actually arrive. Just as I'm powering my phone down, preparing to board, an awful stench burns my nose from a few inches away. A middle-aged man with greasy black hair and a thick lip-covering mustache who smells exactly like the inside of a port-a-potty has found a reason to sit directly beside me in a row of empty seats. When my eyes unfortunately meet his, he takes the opportunity to speak to me. "Heading to Boston?" he asks. I raise my eyebrows and force a tightlipped smile. I simply follow that with a nod and give him a no shit look. "I heard winter's coming early this year," he continues.

"Cool," I mumble with a sigh. I pull a magazine out of my bag and open it in front of my face, hoping to block my vision of the man's blackened-stained grin. But it's only seconds before I'm taken back when his finger sweeps down the bare skin of my collarbone.

"What does that mean?" he asks, pointing to my tattoo.

With a smooth motion, I lay my magazine down onto my lap and place my hand over his, giving him the false notion that I'm a gentle person. I take the opportunity to offer him a slight smile before I twist his forefinger backwards as far as it will go before the expectant snap. "I'm sorry," I say sweetly. "Did I tell you it was okay to touch me?" I pull down a little harder, and he smiles in response to the pain. But as I hold my hand there, I see the smile begin to fade.

"It's a free country, chicky," he sputters as his tongue knocks around between his bare gums.

"Why would you think it's okay to touch me?" I ask again, keeping my voice calm, yet stern. He licks his lips and looks me up and down, responding with only a look. "Do you go around touching girls half your age because you feel it's okay?"

He clears his throat and looks around to see who's watching or listening, but I don't move my eyes from his. "Why not?" he says, shrugging his bony shoulders. "Besides, you're definitely asking for it."

He thinks I'm asking for it? I'm wearing a fucking scoop neck, black long sleeve shirt, jeans, and combat boots. "The only reason it's okay, is because no one has ever probably told you no. But it occurs to me that after I snap your finger off your hand, you won't be able to touch people inappropriately anymore, will you?"

He hoots with laughter, dragging in attention he probably shouldn't want. "You think you could break my finger, little chicklette?"

I pull his finger a little further, and his smile grows. "Ow, stop. You're hurting me," he puckers his lips and winks at me.

"Oh, look, it's your right hand. You a righty?" I turn his hand over and see deep callouses bubbling on his palm. "Yes, you are. So, if I rip this thing off, you wouldn't miss it, right?" I turn his hand back over and glare into his beady eyes. He's questioning my words. He's unsure of my capabilities. And that's fine. "Sound okay to you? Or are you going to leave and stop touching people?" His smile fades and his eyes widen. I release his hand and offer him a smart-ass smile. "Oh, and the tattoo means death. It's a Maori Warrior symbol. They used to eat their enemies once they slaughtered them. Cool, huh?"

I see his Adam's apple struggle to move. He lifts his bag from the ground and nearly trips over his own feet, darting away.

I reopen my magazine to the page I was reading and refocus my attention on an article as I hear a soft chuckle coming from the other side of me. I turn to see who was enjoying the free entertainment and I'm faced with a man who looks to be either a wrestler or in the military--black shaven hair, stiff jaw and bulging muscles on every inch of his arms. His eyes are currently focused on a book, and I suppose he could have been laughing at that, rather than me. But as I question it, his large shamrock green eyes lift and look right at me. A slight grin tugs on the corner of his lips, and he winks so quickly I'm questioning whether it was me who might have blinked. Before I can react, he stands up and walks away.

I swallow hard and refocus my attention on the magazine once more. Stupid attractive man causing a moment of feebleness. I didn't react, though. He winked at me. I think. And I didn't make a snide comment or scowl. Weakness.

I let out a few short breaths, regaining my composure. He's gone. It's fine.




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Bestselling author, Shari J. Ryan, hails from Central Massachusetts where she lives with her hubby and two lively little boys. Ryan has published the 3-book Schasm Series for Romantic Suspense/Thriller fans. TAG is her first book written solely for the Romantic Suspense audience, and she is hard at work on Red Nights, a standalone coming this spring. To learn more, visit her at: www.sharijryan.com





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venerdì 21 novembre 2014

Exchange of Fire - P.A. DePaul

Today we're having a book blast for Exchange of Fire by P.A. DePaul. I'm super excited about this blast. We'll be revealing a deleted scene from Exchange of Fire and it's on sale right now as well!! Enjoy and make sure you enter P.A.'s giveaway!!








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Faking her death was easy, living with her past is harder, but nothing is more dangerous than falling in love…

Sandra Walsh was a deadly sniper for the Sweet Briar Group, a covert agency with assassins for hire, until her last mission went horribly wrong, accidentally killing an innocent girl. Knowing she’s a danger to her team, Sandra goes off the grid, becoming a Shade—an agent declared dead but secretly hiding among the living. She intends to honor her vow never to pull another trigger or have contact with the spy world again. Until she meets Casper Grady…

Grady is a former Marine with a troubled past and a debt to pay. His life mission has gone from protecting the nation to helping local children and their families. The moment he meets Sandra, he knows there’s more to her than meets the eye, but he can’t help but be drawn to the mysterious femme fatale. And when Sandra’s past suddenly catches up to her, Grady is determined to protect her at all costs, no matter how dark and dangerous her secrets are.

As the danger increases, so does their intense attraction. But when they’re forced to choose between each other and the people they’ve sworn to protect, their growing love might not be enough to keep them together—or alive…



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Deleted Scene:

Introduction from the author:

Exchange of Fire’s gone through quite a few changes since I typed the first draft. Some of them major. This scene was one of the first ones to be changed. As I wrote it, the storyline started shifting to be more about Cappy and his wound then about an assassin coming after Wraith by invading Grady’s home. Not good and too much time was being wasted trying to bring it back on track. As I brainstormed, I realized this scene could be so much more suspenseful and really dive into both Grady and Wraith’s personal storylines if I didn’t include Cappy and shifted Mars outside, trying to pick them off. Ultimately, this one scene developed into multiple chapters of high action and personal suspense (Chapters 39-41 to be exact). Hope you enjoy a peek at an earlier version!

martedì 14 ottobre 2014

Fractured Lines - Jen McLaughlin #4 Out of Line



Per tutte le lettrici che hanno amato Finn e Carrie, la scrittrice Jen McLaughlin/Diane Alberts  pubblicherà il 14/10/2014 negli Stati Uniti il quarto capitolo della Serie Out of Line, Fractured Lines .
Il primo capitolo di questa serie, Out of Line, verrà pubblicata in italiano a novembre, edito dalla Newton Compton Editori con il titolo Fuori Controllo, spero di darvi presto altre notizie !

The lines we once crossed so easily have widened and torn us apart…

Once upon a time I thought Finn and I would live happily ever after, but real life doesn't always have a happy ending. He's testing my trust, and I'm losing faith in the man I thought I'd spend the rest of my life with, and there’s nothing I can do to stop it. He’s the one I trusted to keep me safe, but now he’s the source of my greatest pain…

Forgiveness is fragile, and some fractures never fully heal...

One mistake—a slip in a moment of weakness—might cost me everything I've worked so hard for. The thing about trust is that it's a lot easier to lose than it is to build. Just as I'm about to give up and surrender to the demons from my past, an unexpected threat reminds me what I'm best at: protecting the woman I love. Whether or not she wants me, I will fight for Carrie and our daughter, and I will keep them safe—no matter the cost.

Even if I have to put my life and my heart on the line.


lunedì 22 settembre 2014

The Vixen and the Vet - Katy Regnery

 ...they were the two unlikely pieces of one whole— two damaged people who’d both run home to hide from the world and somehow found each other.

The Vixen and The Vet di Katy Regnery è stata una lettura molto coinvolgente e deliziosa che non mi ha permesso di arrivare a fine giornata senza sapere come si sarebbe concluso. 

Racconta di Savannah, una giornalista di New York ma nativa di Denvers - Virginia, in seguito al licenziamento per una storia che l'ha infangata, decide di tornare a casa dai suoi genitori. Sconfitta e intenta a leccarsi le ferite, aiuta la sorella ad organizzare il suo matrimonio come damigella d'onore. Ma viene distratta da quel compito quando arriva una telefonata che le da nuova speranza. Il giornale di Phoenix le propone di scrivere un pezzo specifico per il 4 Luglio, se l'articolo piacerà al redattore potrà considerarsi di fatto assunta. La ragazza ha subito un'illuminazione e le viene in mente la storia di Asher Lee, un veterano di guerra tornato a casa in seguito ad un brutto incidente avvenuto in  Afghanistan.

"Some folks call him Hermit Lee. Poor thing. Used to be a big-time football star over at Denvers High. But he got his face and hand blown off in some war, and no one's seen him for a million years. He got real strange when he came home, refusin' to go into town, hirin' Miss Potts to be his maid. No one's seen him in almost a decade. Nobody knows what he does up there, but there's the normal fiddle-faddle about the bogeman and such. Really, it's easier just to forget he's up there. It's just so awkward and sad".

Savannah decide di presentarsi a casa sua in un grazioso abitino a fiori e un vassoio di brownies. La accoglie Miss Potts, la governante, che la scoraggia immediatamente, conoscendo meglio di chiunque altro il padrone di casa, dicendole che sarà molto dura convincerlo a lasciarsi intervistare ma riferirà ugualmente la sua richiesta. 
Asher, rifugiato nella grande casa dei suoi genitori a Denvers, è sorpreso di essere avvicinato da una così bella ragazza. E' certo che la giornalista sia a conoscenza di quello che si dice in città di lui ma tutto questo non è una ragione sufficiente per tirarsi indietro. Decide dunque di accettare ma a determinate condizioni: incontri di un'ora tre volte a settimana a casa sua.
La giornalista si prepara al primo incontro studiando bene il tragico incidente accaduto al veterano, un viso sfregiato e una mano amputata, isolatosi per anni in quella casa senza nessun contatto umano se non quello della sua governante. 
Il primo incontro sorprenderà entrambi. Asher non è più abituato a parlare con la gente ma si sente sereno con lei e Savannah, dopo lo shock iniziale causato dal viso segnato, trova Asher di una compagnia molto gradevole per non parlare poi del fisico allenato e attraente.

She numbly accepted the cup of coffee from Miss Potts, determined not to be distracted by Asher Lee's amazing chest, amazing voice, amazing sense of humor, amazing, amazing, amazing…anymore. No, she'd be the hard-hitting journalist she was trained to be.

martedì 8 aprile 2014

Axel - Harper Sloan

AXEL ( Corps Security #1 ) by Harper Sloan
Note from the author--This book is intended for a mature reading audience and isn't suitable for younger readers. 

I'm not a big fan for eight-pack abdominal cover book , in fact it waited a while in my kindle. Recently I gave it a chance and I read it all in about two days, it's a short novel. Amazon / Smashwords
This is a typical kind of romance:
ex-marine alpha man - very sculputed body - amazing in bed - sweet and caring but possessive and rough
“Get over here and give your man some love.” 

The main characters are Axel ( how cool is this name??) and Izzy.
They were high school sweethearts, young and naive but they wanted to spend their future together. Then....life happended and they spent 12 years apart in anger and pain. Izzy was so lonely she married an abusive man, Axel felt betrayed and heartbroken convinced she abandoned him. Fate decided to let them meet again and give another chance to live the life they dreamed so much.
Even this is a cheesy romance, serious topic as Izzy's abuse is treated with intelligence.
She's a broken woman who accepts to live her life without true love and an everlasting hole in her heart. She has some really good friends though who want to help her and when she starts moving on, her husband doesn't want to let her go and a man she thought was dead appears in front of her.

Axel, a foster kid, chose a marine career in order to give Izzy and their future family all that would be needed. When he came back home Izzy has disappeared. He searched for her everywhere but then he convinced himself that she was not patient enough to wait for him.
When they meet again, they are not the same people they remembered. She's lost and scared, he's way more bigger and possessive.
“Process? What the hell is there to process? Where are you, Izzy? Not asking you again, and I am not fucking doing this text message shit like a goddamn prepubescent little shit.” 
Izzy needs some time to adjust having him in her life again but when she lets him in, hope and a stronger love she ever knew overwhelms her.
“Not one day went by Izzy that my heart didn’t belong to you. To this day there has only been one woman that has and will ever hold it. Fuck, baby but the love I have for you is so fucking strong sometimes, I wonder if it will crush me.” 

This is the first book of the Corps Security Series. During the story every characters we meet, Axel's collegues, have their overture which means there will be a lot of more novels to read! Some of them are already published!!! When the writer keeps the story interesting I don't mind to wait for another book. Need to be worth it though ;-) As I said before, this kind of romance setting is too common for my taste but it was a nice read, not oh-my-god-this-book-is-so-good kind of satisfaction but it is well written in an extra easy english, I am very sure to recommend it to all of you.

“Never again, Izzy West. I will never again let anyone take you from me, or anything from us.” 

There's a pleasant note from the author at the very beginning of the novel, it might be nice to read it because it will give you an idea how the writer inteded to address this book. You also find a complete playlist to listen during the reading!!!
"some songs mean more than others, some just made me smile and some made me feel"
Ed Sheeran - Lego House                    Ben Harper - Walk Away             Rihanna - Stay
Tic McMorris - Overwhelmed              Fall Out Boy - My song know what you did in the dark
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Can't hold us                                              Incubus - I miss you
and much more....