Saturday 30 May 2020

♥ FORTUITY ♥ Jewel E. Ann ♥ #Transcend3 #Standalone ♥

© Bianca ✰ 

• 29 May 2020
• Book #3 in the #Transcend series
• Can be read as a standalone
5 Stars

Forty-something Gracelyn Glock is living the dream.
No husband.
No retirement plan.
And since her self-imposed man-banno need to shave above her knees.

After a tragic accident, Gracelyn inherits her ten-year-old nephew. She signs a lease on a San Diego beach house and learns their neighbors for the summer are a sexy anatomy professor and his young daughter.

Professor Nathaniel Hunt has spent the last decade being a single dad and not having sex.

So when he discovers Gracelyn has a peculiar outdoor stripping ritual, a million inappropriate thoughts fill his responsible mind.

When kisses are stolen, man-bans are broken, and summer comes to an end, will hearts stay in one piece and hope stay alive? Or will saying goodbye destroy everything?

This is a standalone love story ... BUT ... if you've read Jewel's Transcend duet, you will remember Nathaniel. I suggest you read the other two books first, because Nate played a HUGE part in that story.

And now here he is again ... to maybe finally find his happily ever after?
He's been widowed for ten years now - his wife died giving birth to their daughter Morgan.
He wasn't planning on ever falling in love again and he's leaving in three months to go back home to Wisconsin ... but there's this woman next door ...

Gracelyn is 41 years old. She just inherited her ten year old nephew Gabe - after her brother and sister-in-law passed away.
She's retired from men and she never planned on having kids after one too many failed attempts at a HEA! And now she has a grumpy pre-teen and a new, very interesting and very hot, neighbor to deal with.


What will happen with Gracelyn & Nathaniel?
Will there be a HEA???


This is not the extremely heartbreaking and slightly supernatural story you might be expecting after reading the other two Transcend books. But it's just as beautiful. Only more of an adorable, later-in-life romantic comedy/dramedy. About two people who long ago gave up believing in happily ever afters.
But of course we also have ALL THE FEELS!
Nate and Morgan are not staying in California - and Grace and Gabe are not leaving! How can we get our happily ever after?!?! GRRR! ☺

I just loved reading this!

Gracelyn and Nate are just perfect for each other. And the kids! They're just hilarious - especially Morgan - ten going on a 50 year old Professor. LOL!
I loved the whole San Diego beach house vibe too - and the adorable old landlord.
I just loved it all. Nothing more to say. I don't want to spoil anything.
Beautiful romance!
Wouldn't mind seeing this on Netflix one day soon!

FORTUITY was such a beautiful & adorable & funny love story! All the feels too! ☺
Run to your nearest amazon for your own Nate - this one is MINE! Hashtag Apple Porn! 


Other Books by Jewel




LIFE Duet - Book #1

Book #2

Jewel is a free-spirited romance junkie with a quirky sense of humor.

With 10 years of flossing lectures under her belt, she took early retirement from her dental hygiene career to stay home with her three awesome boys and manage the family business.

After her best friend of nearly 30 years suggested a few books from the Contemporary Romance genre, Jewel was hooked. Devouring two and three books a week but still craving more, she decided to practice sustainable reading, AKA writing.

When she’s not donning her cape and saving the planet one tree at a time, she enjoys yoga with friends, good food with family, rock climbing with her kids, watching How I Met Your Mother reruns, and of course…heart-wrenching, tear-jerking, panty-scorching novels.

Thursday 28 May 2020

✜ J. Kenner ✜ WRECKED WITH YOU ✜ #StarkSecurity4 ✜ #BlogTour #Excerpt ✜

©  ✰ Bianca ✰   

Stark Security Series #4
• 26 May 2020
• The Stark Security Books are Standalone Romantic Suspense Novels slightly connected to the Stark world

New readers should/need to start with Nikki & Damien Stark's very first book #ReleaseMe ☺ 
4.5 Stars
Charismatic. Dangerous. Sexy as hell.
Meet the men of Stark Security.

Stark Security, a high-end, high-tech, no-holds barred security firm founded by billionaire Damien Stark and security specialist Ryan Hunter has one mission: Do whatever it takes to protect the innocent. Only the best in the business are good enough for Stark Security.

Men with dangerous skills.

Men with something to prove.

Brilliant, charismatic, sexy as hell, they have no time for softness—they work hard and they play harder. They’ll take any risk to get the job done.

But what they won’t do is lose their hearts.

He’s spent a decade chasing shadows. Ten long years tracking down the man who kidnapped him as a child and murdered his mother and uncle. And finally, Antonio Santos has found him.

All he needs is access to the exclusive private island. A carnal wonderland that only the elite can enter. But to gain access, Tony needs two things. The significant fee. And a woman.

An experienced operative with deadly skills, Stark Security agent Emma Tucker has no desire to be Tony’s arm candy, especially when she’s still reeling from a breakup. But the more she works with Antonio, the more she admires him. And when the island’s games push them over a sensual cliff, she can’t deny that his skills top the charts in the bedroom, too.

Bit by bit, admiration leads to passion as the mission twists and turns. Soon, they become lost in this island playground full of lust, greed, and danger. Where they could both lose their hearts or their lives.

Antonio and Emma.
We already met both in previous stories...but you can read this one as a complete standalone.
BUT .. as a huge Stark World Fan, I would suggest you start with the very first Damien & Nikki book from what feels like decades ago. LOL → Release Me!

Antonio and Emma are not yet working for the Stark Security Company, but Ryan and Damien want them both. But for now they're on their own for one very sexy and dangerous job.
Tony finally found a trace for this one guy he's been looking for since his family was killed. And the person who has the info will give it to him on a private sex island!
Emma joins Tony because guys can't stay on that island on their own. Plus - Emma is also secretly looking for that same bad guy - also for personal reasons.
Let the fun times begin!

What will happen with Emma & Tony?
Will there be a happily ever after?


This was an adorable and verry erotic fourth book in this series!

Lots of exciting and verry sexy islandy moments.
To not make it all sexy and fun we of course have sad and heartbreaking things in our darlings' past...
And we need to make sure we're all alive to enjoy our happily ever after!

I just wish these books were a tiny little bit longer - with more detail and more falling in love and more Damien - LOL! But I still really enjoy reading this series - can't wait to read the next one - we were already teasered a bit in this one!

WRECKED WITH YOU was an exciting &  verry sexy love story! Run to your nearest amazon for your own Tony - this one is MINE! 



The world is a fucked up place.
That was probably the first lesson I learned in life. A hard-taught lesson when he’d yell at me or slap me. Or worse.
He was supposed to love us. To protect us.
But “supposed to” is only the truth in a fairy tale world. We lived in the real world, my sister and me. And when it got to be too much—when there was nothing and no one we could turn to except each other—that’s when we ran.
I’ve done things I’m ashamed of. Things I had to in order to survive. To keep us safe.
And I learned a long time ago not to trust anyone but myself and my sister. Because the people who are supposed to protect you will fail you. And the people who are supposed to love you can just as easily be monsters.
But lately, things have started to shift. My world is opening, and people are surprising me. I’m letting down my guard; I’m letting people in.
It’s a mistake, and I know it. Because now he’s come into my life.
And though I know I need to keep my distance—though I know damn well that he’s going to hurt my heart—I can’t help but slide down that hill toward him, terrified all the while that he won’t be strong enough to catch me.
And even more scared that he will.


Book #1


Book #2

Book #3




3.5 - TAKE ME

3.55 - TAME ME - Jamie & Ryan 1
3.6 - HAVE ME

3.8 - SEDUCE ME 
3.9 - UNWRAP ME 
3.11 - ENTICE ME
3.12 - TEMPT ME - Jamie & Ryan 2  


4.1 - HOLD ME

6 - DAMIEN - Damien's POV

6.3 - TEASE ME - Jamie & Ryan 3
6.4 - CHERISH ME  - November 2020 

Of course there are a few connected Spin-Off trilogies happening here and there... 
First the Heated, Wanted, Ignited - very slightly connected!
Then it's Jackson Steele's trilogy, very connected:
Say My Name, On My Knees, Under My Skin
And then it's Dallas Sykes with
Dirtiest Secret, Hottest Mess, Sweetest Taboo.
And this year we'll have the Wicked Spin-Off which features a few guys we already met and see again in Anchor Me:
Wicked Grind, Wicked Dirty, Wicked Torture.

J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and International bestselling author of over seventy novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.
Though known primarily for her award-winning and international bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, JK has been writing full time for over a decade in a variety of genres including paranormal and contemporary romance, “chicklit” suspense, urban fantasy, Victorian-era thrillers (coming soon), and paranormal mommy lit.
Her foray into the latter, Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner, has been consistently in development in Hollywood since prior to publication. Most recently, it has been optioned by Warner Brothers Television for development as series on the CW Network with Alloy Entertainment producing.
JK has been praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations” and by RT Bookclub for having “cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swopn for him.” A three time finalist for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award, JK took home the first RITA trophy awarded in the category of erotic romance in 2014 for her novel, Claim Me (book 2 of her Stark Trilogy).
Her books have sold well over a million copies and are published in over over twenty countries.
In her previous career as an attorney, JK worked as a clerk on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and practiced primarily civil, entertainment and First Amendment litigation in Los Angeles and Irvine, California, as well as in Austin, Texas. She currently lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and two rather spastic cats.