Wednesday 30 September 2015

♂♂ Jesse's Diner ♂♂ Cardeno C ♂♂

Two men with a shared history and a mutual attraction must be honest with themselves and each other so both their dreams come true.

Quiet, unassuming Tanner Sellers spends his time running a diner in
Hope, Arizona. Not particularly social, twenty-two-year-old Tanner keeps to himself and enjoys his simple life, but he longs for someone to call his own. In his most secret fantasy, that someone is sexy Steve Faus. But Steve is his friends father and mentors widower and therefore off-limits.

Despite some challenges, thirty-nine-year-old Steve Faus has had a good life. He
s extremely successful at work, has a great relationship with his college-age son, and lives in a wonderful town. Eighteen months after losing his partner, the one thing Steve lacks is someone to share his life. If Steve is honest with himself, that someone is the young man he has known and cared about for years. Steve and Tanner want one another, all they need is a little push in the right direction to make both their dreams come true.

ARC received from author for an honest review

I love getting an emails from Cardeno C asking if I would like to review a book.

Cardeno C's books are like an addiction.  You know what you are going to get - a little bit of sweet, a whole lotta sexy and a HEA - and I can't get enough.
Tanner and Steve's is kind of a May to December relationship - Steve's not old but there is a significant age difference.

Steve is Tanner's best friends' dad, and he has been crushing on him for years... what he didn't know was what Steve was feeling.

I adored that Tanner and Steve had a non-romantic relationship for a long time before things turned all sexy hot and romantic.  There is such a difference in their experiences - both in life and love.  Tanner is completely clueless to Steve's flirting, which I found just adorable.

There were some things with Steve that I would have liked expanded upon, but know that these things are not possible in a novella length story.

I love love loved Steve's son Mike - the cheeky little devil that he is.  He is a mischief maker - with the greatest of intentions!

I really think that this is my favourite Cardeno C book... to date!

A Cardeno C book is like a catching up with a good friend - and I can't wait to catch up again.


Tuesday 29 September 2015

★ Susan Mallery ★ Marry me at Christmas ★ Fool's Gold #19 ★

© Bianca  


• release date -  29 September 2015
5 Stars
Wish upon a Christmas star with New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery's sparkling Fool's Gold romance!

To bridal boutique owner Madeline Krug, organizing a Christmas wedding sounds like a joy
until she finds out she'll be working closely with the gorgeous brother of the bride, movie star Jonny Blaze. How will a small-town girl like her keep from falling for the world's sexiest guy? Especially with mistletoe lurking around every corner!

Jonny came to Fool's Gold looking for normal, not for love. Happily-ever-after only happens in the movies. Still, nothing about this quirky town is quite what he expected, and "ordinary" Madeline is the most extraordinary woman he's ever met. Refreshingly honest, disarmingly sweet. Achingly beautiful.

Planning the perfect wedding leads to candlelit dinners and strolls through snow-covered streets. And Madeline finds Jonny in real life even more captivating than her celebrity crush. But will the action star be brave enough to risk his heart and step into the role of a lifetime?

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 Book #19

Madeline runs the town's wedding boutique.
She's making sure that every bride finds the perfect dress for the most important day in her life.
She wants to make people happy - and she wants to find this ever after happiness herself one day.
But for now she has a HUGE celebrity crush: Jonny Blaze.
The Hollywood star moved to town a while back - he wanted to get away from crazy Hollywood. What better place to escape to than a ranch outside of crazy Fool's Gold ☺
But he loves it there. He can be himself - nobody cares that he's a huge star.
But now he needs help - he promised his sister (the only family he has left) that he will throw her the perfect wedding at his ranch. Enter: Madeline. Because the town's party planner is fully booked over the holidays, our darling, meddling mayor, asks Madeline to organize the wedding.
Poor Madline with her crush - she starts stuttering when she only sees Jonny from afar. How will she ever plan a wedding with him?

But it works - they like each other and are on their way to planning the perfect little wedding.
But more than liking is not what Jonny wants for Madeline - he doesn't want her in those stupid Hollywood spotlights - and that would be exactly what would happen once they get closer....
But those sparks and the holidays and an orpahned dog and snow and the mayor...
They might not stand a chance against all that ☺

What will happen to Madeline & Jonny?
Will there be a HEA?

Nope - I'm not telling you ☺

Ugh - I just LOVE Fool's Gold and it's people - I would be happy to have a new Fool's Gold book every month for the rest of my life! ☺

Whhhooooppeeeee - a Christmas book - and it's only september ☺
Ugh - I love everything about the holidays - the smells and sounds and decorations and all of that in Fool's Gold - I sooooo want to move and live there!

And now we have a real Hollywood star in town - the only thing better than Christmas and a Hollywood Star would be a Rockstar - but pfff - I'm pretty sure that Susan will have a Fool's Gold rockband for us soon ☺

I loved this story.
Madeline is sooo adorable with her crush. And Jonny - soooo HOT and amazing. The way he wants just the best for his little sister.
And being in this town - he just wants to belong - he wants what everybody wants - a wife, a family. But he thinks he can't have all that with his job :/ Poor guy.

MARRY ME AT CHRISTMAS - another amazing Mallery Holiday Romance that has it all: The town of Fool's Gold with all its amazing inhabitants - a beautiful Romance between two amazing people - moving & adorable moments & SNOW like all of SUSAN'S books = JUST PERFECT



With more than 25 million books sold worldwide, New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery is known for creating characters who feel as real as the folks next door, and for putting them into emotional, often funny situations readers recognize from their own lives. Susan’s books have made Booklist’s Top 10 Romances list in four out of five consecutive years. RT Book Reviews says, “When it comes to heartfelt contemporary romance, Mallery is in a class by herself.” With her popular, ongoing Fool’s Gold series, Susan has reached new heights on the bestsellers lists and has won the hearts of countless new fans.

Susan grew up in southern California, moved so many times that her friends stopped writing her address in pen, and now has settled in Seattle with her husband and the most delightfully spoiled little dog who ever lived. 


Sunday 27 September 2015

♂♀♂ Blog Tour & Giveaway ♂♀♂ Beautifully Loyal (Southern Boy Mafia #2) ♂♀♂ Nicole Edwards ♂♀♂

Now Available: Beautifully Loyal
Author: Nicole Edwards
Published: September 22, 2015
Series: Southern Boy Mafia, Book 2

If you think you know her Youre wrong.

If you think you know her family Wrong again.

If you think you know her story You dont.

Ashlynn Adorite is no stranger to the cruel and unusual world she was born into. In fact, she accepts it, understands it, embraces it. However, in her world, falling in love isnt simply a choice. It causes problems, changes lives, disrupts business.

Sex, pleasure, carnal desires ... those things Ashlynn understands. Love ... not so much. Her world is turned upside down when she starts to feel something for not just  one man, but two. The question is, can she have all that she desires, or will loyalty to  her family interfere.

ARC received for an honest review

You should probably read Beautifully Brutal before starting Beautifully Loyal, just as the story lines to cross over a little.

We met Leyton, Max Adorite's right hand man and second in command in the first  book.  I knew back then that they had a close relationship, but not how it came about.

Leyton has been in love with Max's sister Ashlynn forever. But due to his loyalty to Max, he has never made a move on her.  Oh,so much stubborness in one man!

Ashlynn wants Leyton, but is with Jase - who also wants Leyton.  Oh Ms Edwards really does know how to write an intriguing menage.  The UST between all three is off the charts!  They tease and drive each other to distraction.

You could feel Ash's frustration coming off the page - why doesn't Leyton do anything.  My heart was breaking for both her and Leyton as they tried to keep their distance.

There is so much adoration, devotion, love between our trio, that you just know that when they finally get together it is going to be smoking hot.

And this girl here is still fanning herself!  An ice cold shower just does not do the trick!

I loved that we got more of Max and Courtney, as well as some of the Sniper 1 Security boys.  Ms Edwards just gets that family dynamic right, the love/hate relationship we all have with our siblings.

I really think that the Southern Boy Mafia is becoming my favourite Nicole Edwards series to date, and I can't wait for what happens next.

Excerpt -NSFW  (Not Safe For Work due to the jaw dropping heat level!) * Contains explicit  language

Ashlynn turned to see Jase sauntering down the hall toward her, his thigh muscles  bunching with every step. She loved the way those faded jeans hugged him in all the  right places, accentuating his muscular thighs, fantastic ass, not to mention the giant  bulge he sported between his legs. The man had caught her attention from the very  first day hed stepped into her house five years ago, looking for a job. He was mouth- wateringly good-looking, and that voice of his His words alone made her insides quiver with need.

She was ready for some action of her own, and Jase was just the man to provide that  for her.

When Jases six-foot-two-inch, extremely powerful frame pressed her up against the  wall, Ashlynn clutched his broad shoulders as she peered up into those sexy, crystal-blue eyes. His blond hair was cut short but not so short that she couldnt slide her  fingers through it and pull him down to her.

Jase nuzzled her neck as he slid his big, warm hand beneath her skirt, easing inside her panties and pressing his finger against her clit.

Is this what youve been waiting for? Jases tongue caressed the sensitive skin beneath her ear.

Closing her eyes and enjoying the tingle that ignited in her core, Ashlynn nodded her head.

Youre wet for me, he whispered against her ear. So fucking wet.

Yes, she hissed.

The man knew exactly which of her buttons to push to ratchet up her heart rate, and he didnt have any qualms about giving her what she needed when she needed it.

Were you thinkin about me?

Ashlynn nodded again, her eyes rolling back as the pleasure intensified. Dont stop, she murmured, riding the sensual high her body craved as he teased her clit.

His lips brushed hers lightly. Whatll you do if your brother comes in and sees us?

Ashlynn smiled against his mouth. Ill tell him Im a big girl and I can fuck my head of security if I want to.

I love when you say head, Jase muttered.

You love more when I give it.

No doubt. Jases free hand slid around to cup her ass, squeezing her close as he adjusted their positions so that he could push two fingers inside her. Is that an offer?

That was another thing she liked about Jase. He sated her every craving and wasnt afraid to ask for what he wanted.

She offered another nod.

Yes, it was an offer? Or yes, you want me to make you come with my fingers, right here?

The first, although the seconds not a bad idea, either, she told him breathlessly, hating that his hand was forced to retreat as she slid her back down the wall, her eyes still locked with his.

While she fumbled with his zipper, Jase pressed his fingers against her lips. Suck them clean and Ill give you my dick.

Never looking away, she took his fingers into her mouth, licking them clean while she freed his cock from his jeans. When he removed them, her tongue instantly lapped at the bead of pre-cum pooling on the wide, swollen head. His hands slid into her hair, gripping her firmly while she proceeded to blow him right there, in the hallway of her brothers house.

This was probably one of the more private places she and Jase had gotten down to business in. Theyd become notorious for acting on their urges spontaneously. It kept it interesting, to say the least.

Ashlynn wasnt embarrassed to say that her sex drive was high, significantly higher than most women. Previous lovers hadnt been able to keep up, which was likely the reason she had never settled down long enough to have a real relationship. That and she didnt believe that sex and love had anything to do with one another. But if she was ever going to give in to loveif it even really existedthen she was damn sure going to be certain the man could sate her every physical need first.

Regrettably, finding that man wasnt as easy as she wouldve preferred. Not until Jase, anyway. Not that this thing between them could be categorized as a relationship. But it was the longest amount of time shed been with any one man exclusively. Theyd been fucking like rabbits for about a year, and the frequency hadnt lessened with time. In fact, Ashlynn was inclined to think she wanted him even more now. It was as though he knew her, knew what she liked, what she needed, what she wanted.

It helped that he wanted the same things. Such as Leyton crushed between them.

Jase was openly bisexual, although he hadnt been with a man in all the time theyd been sleeping together. To help alleviate that desperate need that ate at him, theyd started talking about their fantasies while she secretly plotted a way to get Leyton to succumb to his own desires. It was the twenty-first century, after all, and a woman was allowed to ask for what she wanted, to explore her sexuality and admit she had needs. It had been during one of those fantasy discussions that she and Jase had both learned that adding Leyton to the mix would be the cherry topping on a fucking kick-ass sex sundae.

Aww, yeah, Jase moaned, tugging her hair as he pressed his hips forward. Youre so fucking hot like that, Ash. My dick buried in your mouth.

That was another thing she enjoyed about Jase. He was incredibly vocal. There were times when he could almost get her off with little stimulation and a hell of a lot of that dirty talk.

However, as good as he was, no one was perfect. The one thing about Jase shed noticed early on although he was supremely alpha, when it came to sex between them, he had always submitted to her to some degree. Even if he topped from the bottom so to speak, he had always allowed her to maintain the ultimate control. And she knew, deep down, Jase worried she would break if he took that away from her.

Sometimes she feared he might be right about that.

Movement out of the corner of her eye caught Ashlynns attention. While she continued to suck Jase deep into her mouth, using her hand to stroke him simultaneously, she flicked her gaze down the hall. There, in all of his sexy glory, was Leyton.

Watching them.

He looked almost bored, but Ashlynn knew better. He was likely trying to figure out whether or not he should join them. She already knew what his final answer would be, but a girl could definitely hope. 

-Copyright 2015 Nicole Edwards Limited

Friday 25 September 2015

✪ Release Day Sale ✪ Initium (Nocte #2.5) ✪ Courtney Cole ✪

INITIUM Nocte Prequel by Courtney Cole

The end is coming. LUX is almost here. But everything has a beginning. A beginning before the night. Before Finn. Before Calla. Everything starts somewhere.

This is where the darkness is born. ANOTHER STORY.

INITIUM (Nocte #2.5), a Nocte Trilogy between-the-books novella, is now available...and only $0.99 for TODAY ONLY! Includes an exclusive FOUR CHAPTER sneak peek of Lux (Nocte #3)! 

I never knew what the consequences would be.
I say that like its a defense, an excuse.
Its not. Its simply the truth.
I never knew what he would become to me.
Through everything, hes become everything.
My rock, my air, my love.
My everything.
And then.
Things changed.
Because it was wrong.
Because sometimes, our sons must pay for the sins of their fathers.
Or their mothers.
Im afraid that Im lost,
that Im damned.
After you read this, youll probably agree.
Really, it doesnt matter.
All that matters is that I save him.
Because he shouldnt pay for my sin.
Judge me if you like.
But keep reading.
This is our beginning.
This is where the darkness truly starts.

If you haven't read NOCTE yet


#3 LUX - coming 28 October

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Courtney Cole is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling novelist who would eat mythology for breakfast if she could. She has a degree in Business, but has since discovered that corporate America is not nearly as fun to live in as fictional worlds. Courtney was born and raised in rural Kansas, but has since migrated south. She now lives in Florida and writes beneath palm trees.