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30 July, 2014

Book Blast: Semper Mine (Sons of War #1) by Lizzy Ford (@LizzyFord2010)





About the Author:

Lizzy Ford is the author of over thirty books written for young adult and adult romance readers, to include the internationally bestselling “Rhyn Trilogy,” “Witchling Series” and the “War of Gods” series. Lizzy has focused on keeping her readers happy by producing brilliant, gritty romances that remind people why true love is a trial worth enduring. Lizzy’s books can be found on every major ereader library, to include: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Kobo, Sony and Smashwords. She lives in southern Arizona with her husband, three dogs and a cat.

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Excerpt from Semper Mine:

Excerpt 3: Grommets on the Outside

Captain Mathis is across the room, hands on hips, watching. Impossible to read as usual, though one eyebrow is up in either accusation or inquisition. He nods his head to the side in a silent command for me to join him.

I have no idea where this guy gets off thinking he can boss me around. It might work with his men, but not with me.

I go outside instead, feeling claustrophobic.

Maybe being here is a mistake. I want to think it’s for Petr and Mikael – and it is – but there’s another reason I feel compelled to stay. I think there’s a piece of me that needs this,too, though I’m not sure why, when this is totally not my scene.

Tossing my head back, I gaze at the late afternoon sky, so blue and beautiful. The forest calms me, and I shake out my shoulders.

“Is there anyone here you don’t have a problem with?” Captain Mathis asks from behind me.

“We’ll find out, won’t we?”

He’s quiet. I have a feeling he’s not entirely certain what to say in response.

After a minute, he circles and stops in front of me, reaching for my belt. Not expecting the sudden proximity, I freeze where I’d normally move or push him out of my space. He smells lightly of coconuts once more, and I find myself staring at the width of his chest and the shapely arms and shoulders. His brown eyes are the shade of dark chocolate, his skin rendered golden by the sun and his hair kept in a neat high-and-tight. His heated strength is different than that of my brother’s. I notice his body, how close he is to me, the way his roped forearm muscles shift with the movement of the long fingers unsnapping my belt. I’ve never paid any attention to my brothers like this.

“Grommets on the outside,” he instructs me. He steps closer to pull the belt out and twist it before settling it again at my waist. Snapping it into place, he drops his hands but remains a little too close for my comfort.

“Thanks,” I murmur.

In a manner of seconds, I’ve forgotten why I hate him and Brianna. It’s uncanny, as if my senses overtake conscious thought when he’s around.

“Your brother’s old enough to fight his own battles.”

Anger stirs, and I look up at him. “I know that!”

Captain Mathis is calm, always so calm. I wonder what it feels like not to experience emotions the way I do.

“So you’re just picking fights today?” he asks.

“None of your damn business!”

“For this week, it is,” he says firmly. “We’re a team. If you’re going to be picking fights all week, I’d like to know.”

“Why? So you can trade me?” I challenge, crossing my arms. Being so close to him is a little too intense right now. I step back self-consciously.

“So I can make sure I have your back, if it elevates,” he responds. “It’s what teams do. Take care of their own.”

“Except for Mikael.” I can’t help it. I’m feeling furious with the handsome man before me once more. Captain Mathis doesn’t even blink. If anything, he seems to grow colder. “Whatever you think you know about me, I will have your back, because that’s the way this works.” It’s not what I’m expecting to hear. He has a way of either infuriating me or deflating my anger. The weird tension stretches between us, the one that manages to replace thought with a physical awareness of his body.



Semper Mine
Contemporary Military Romance
Published: 29 April 2014 by Guerrilla Wordfare


Award Winning author, Lizzy Ford, gives us an emotional, sexy read with her first Sons of War novel, SEMPER MINE.

A Marine captain tortured by the death of his men in Iraq returns home and falls in love with the sister of one of the slain, who blames him for the massacre that killed her brother. SEMPER MINE, is a standalone novel in the Sons of War contemporary military romance series.


“A freak accident landed both of the Khavalov twins under my command, just before a routine mission turned into a nightmare. I brought home one twin in a coffin and the other in a coma missing his leg. I did everything right – and still people died. I can’t forget that night or how many lives it changed, including mine.

It’s natural for their sister, Katya, to blame me. I made one decision in the middle of a firefight, and it shattered her sheltered world. I’m the ice to her fire, and when we first meet, it’s not pretty. I don’t fear war or death, and I am definitely not going to let a beautiful woman with a quick temper and broken heart scare me off, either. I know she’s hurting, and I’m determined to make sure she’s okay. It’s the least I can do for the twins.

I may have failed them that night, but I won’t fail her. What I’m not counting on: the feelings she ignites within me.”

– Captain Sawyer Mathis

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28 July, 2014

Release Day Tour Book Review: The Tycoon's Convenient Bride...and Baby by Shoshanna Evers





About the Author:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Shoshanna Evers has written dozens of sexy stories, including The Man Who Holds the Whip (part of the bestselling MAKE ME anthology), Overheated, The Enslaved Trilogy, and The Pulse Trilogy (from Simon & Schuster Pocket Star).

Her work has been featured in many anthologies such as Cowboy Heat and Smokin' Hot Firemen, the Penguin/Berkley Heat anthology Agony/Ecstasy, and numerous erotic romance novellas including Bedhead and Ginger Snap from Ellora’s Cave Publishing.

Her two bestselling non-fiction writing anthologies include How To Write Hot Sex: Tips from Multi-Published Erotic Romance Authors, and Successful Self-Publishing: How We Do It (And How You Can Too).

Shoshanna is also the cofounder of SelfPubBookCovers.com, the largest selection of instantly customizable, one-of-a-kind, premade book covers in the world.

Shoshanna Evers has been listed on Amazon as one of the "Most Popular Authors in Romance," as well as on the Contemporary Romance, and Erotica "Most Popular Authors" lists.

Reviewers have called Shoshanna’s writing “sensuous, delightful, and sizzling” with stories where “the plot is fresh and the pacing excellent, the emotions...real and poignant.”

Shoshanna used to work as a syndicated advice columnist and a registered nurse, but now she’s a full-time romance writer and a home-schooling mom. She lives with her family and three big dogs in Northern Idaho, and loves to connect with readers on Twitter @ShoshannaEvers, and Facebook at Shoshanna.Evers.

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My Thoughts:

In The Tycoon's Convenient Bride..., Mack and Lauren, who have known each other since childhood, are thrown into a marriage of convenience when Lauren's brother and his wife go missing and someone needs to take care of their child. Per the stipulations in her brother's will, Mack and Lauren get married to take on the care of her niece. Although the events leading up to this are a little farfetched (I would think the welfare of the child should be considered more when allocating caretakers, as opposed to making sure they are a married couple, but oh well...), I like a good marriage of convenience story as much as the next person. I think what made this story more real is that both Mack and Lauren had some sort of initial attraction to each other, even if it was hidden from the other.

I liked how the author developed the relationship between Mack and Lauren. They definitely could have had better communication, but that made the story more interesting. I kept waiting for the point when the two would figure out and resolve their issues and become a real couple and family.

I'm going to be completely honest, some of the bedroom talk got to me. I just wasn't feeling some of the language and it took away from the story because it stuck with me throughout the book. I've read other novels by Shoshanna Evers and really liked them, so it disappointed me that I wasn't completely in love with The Tycoon's Convenient Bride..., but overall, this is a sweet, romantic story about two people who come together to raise a child and end up becoming a genuine family. If marriage of convenience books are your thing, I would definitely recommend this as a quick read. It's perfect for the beach or to have on hand during a long trip.



The Tycoon’s Convenient Bride…and Baby
Contemporary Romance
Published: 28 July 2014 by Entangled Publishing


After her brother and his wife go missing and are presumed dead, Lauren Peters plans to raise their infant daughter. Her brother's will, however, stipulates that baby Callie can only be raised by a married couple. Lauren’s as single as they come.

Mack Hansen can’t stand idly by while his business partner’s baby is thrown into a foster home. As he sees it, there’s only one solution "he and Lauren will marry for the sake of the baby“and he’ll keep his attraction to her at bay.

Lauren knows that Mack is all about business, including their marriage of convenience. But her unexpected feelings for him have her turned upside down. With passion sizzling between them, can Mack keep Lauren from stealing his heart…and becoming his wife for real?

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Release Day Blitz: Clinging to Rapture by Megan D. Martin and Voracious by Jade Eby





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Jade Eby & Megan D. Martin are celebrating the release their new novels VORACIOUS and CLINGING TO RAPTURE by giving away some sweet ebooks!



About the Author: Jade Eby

Once upon a time there was a little girl who fell in love with books then she grew up to write her own.

Jade has participated in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) six times and enjoys copious amounts of coffee. When she's not writing, she enjoys trashy reality T.V. and reading everything she can get her hands on.

Mommy to two dogs and two naughty kitties, she feels like she might be on her way to having a zoo.

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About the Author: Megan D. Martin:

Megan D. Martin is a multi-published author, mother, student and editor. She writes New Adult Romance with a bloody, sexy twist. Her characters are damaged souls who find each other in the dark and have to fight for a love they may or may not deserve.

In her spare time Megan plays Batman with her incredibly sweet son, watches too many episodes of Vampire Diaries (Ian, call me!), buys fish for her many fish tanks, and has long talks with Gandaldore (the little writing wizard that sits on her desk.) She is well known for losing her keys and has more than one nerdy tattoo.

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Voracious (Back to Bad #2)
New Adult Suspense


Voracious, the action-packed second book in the Back to Bad series follows Lacey as she sinks deeper and deeper into the crime addled world she tried to avoid. She's got blood on her hands and a yearning to be crazy. What's a girl to do when she leaves her innocence at the door? She goes back to being bad, of course.

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Clinging to Rapture (Rapture #2)
New Adult Erotic Romance


“I let you walk away, Julia. I let you go, but I can still take you back if I want.” Four months ago I ran away. I left him behind. The man who stalked me, took control of my body, and claimed he loved me. Now he’s returned. Like dripping razor blades, he has slashed his way back into my life. But everything is different. He doesn’t want me anymore. I expected him to come back, to be sorry. I even planned to forgive him. I should have known that he would discard me like everyone else in my life. But I’m going to change that. My billionaire stalker has come to say goodbye…only this time I plan to keep him.

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