Tuesday, February 23, 2016

London with a Dare by Angela Ford & Jennifer Conner

Title: London with a Dare
Authors: Angela Ford & Jennifer Conner
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance
Release Date: January 25, 2016
Chapple Palmer is the captain of one of the top soccer teams in the world, the London Lions. He should get more respect, but due to bad press he has a bad boy reputation in the British tabloids that he can’t seem to shake. In fact, he's even beginning to believe the things they say about him. Chapple knows his playing days are numbered and the last thing he needs is to be stuck babysitting an American billionaire, Ian Dare and his wife, who are there to promote Dare's American football team's exhibition game in London.

Elisha Sheppard is fairly new at being the Dare's scheduling assistant. She knows how important it is to stay professional and detail oriented at every moment. So why is Elisha letting herself be distracted by Chapple Palmer who she can guess is nothing but trouble, not to mention a heart-breaker? Why is she finding it so easy to say yes to his every invitation when her brain is screaming no?

After a disastrous sexual encounter with Elisha, Chapple realizes that he's proved the truth in all the tabloid rumors. Why would Elisha even talk to him? How can he make it up to her? Chapple feels a connection with Elisha he hasn’t felt with a woman in a long time. If she’ll give him another chance, he'll prove to her that he's the lover she's only dreamed of. But can he also trust her with his heart?

In London with a Dare, their first sexual encounter is disastrous...Chapple wants to prove he can be the lover Elisha’s dreamed about. But this time, Elisha draws up a contract with the hot soccer player...

“There’s much you owe me. You must pay the consequence of your behavior,” she said in a tone that demanded he follow her lead. “I’m all yours.” He took one step back and met her eyes. He extended his arms to surrender. “Good.” She smiled. “Now that we have an understanding, you need to cure my ache. Slowly, this time, the way I like it,” she added after a quick intake of air. “All right.” His low hearty chuckle told her he was game. Elisha lifted her hands to his rock-hard chest. She slightly dug her claws inward. Her tongue peeked out to wet her lips and she raised her eyes to meet his. She felt his hard swallow beneath her hands. “Any foul play, Mr. Palmer, will result in penalty. Or worse; suspension and it wouldn’t be for one game. Do you agree to abide by my contract and regulations?” His lips curved into a sexy smile. “Where do I sign?” “Right here” She reached for his hand and led his finger to graze along her lips. He moved forward. His lips met hers. She remembered the taste of him. He began with a soft tease against her mouth and then opened them with the tip of his tongue. Once his tongue had entry she moved her hands into that sexy mess of hair and pulled him closer to deepen the kiss. Her action created a deep moan. She took that as a signed deal.... .... Chapple kissed a trail down her neck, across her shoulders, breast, and then lower. She felt every hot inch of his heated skin, as he slid his hands and tongue over her. Elisha could barely pull in a shaky breath when he cradled himself between her thighs. “I’m liking these contract negotiations.” He pressed her legs apart and slid a skilled finger over her wetness. “Especially the way I can sign my signature. I’ve signed many autographs and contracts, but never one I’ve enjoyed this much.” He trailed his wet finger in swooping loops over her thigh as if to sign his name.

What Others Are Saying:
Chappell is a soccer player in England who is showing Ian and Riley Dare around and Elisha is their activity director. When chapel first sees Elisha he realizes that he wants to get to know her. They do get to know each other and have great chemistry. Will they be able to make it work even though they live away from each other. This was a great quick read. Another great addition to the dare to love kindle world Carly Phillips world. Also these are two more new to me authors. By theresa on January 26, 2016 (Verified Purchase)

So I started this book, and didn't get too far in to it before deciding I couldn't stand the hero. Like, wanted to strangle him. But Chapple had just enough appeal to make me continue reading to see if he could redeem himself, and I am so glad I didn't give up on him (even when he pulled his BS, you could feel his remorse). Elisha is a fantastic heroine, who doesn't put up with anyone's crap. I love how she didn't give in immediately when Chapple was an @$. The chemistry between the 2 was crazy, and the sex scenes?? Omg. A fantastic read, by 2 new to me authors that I will definitely be checking out more of. By sferguson105 on January 27, 2016 (Verified Purchase)

Author Bios:
Angela Ford
Angela Ford originates from Nova Scotia…Canada’s Ocean Playground!

Her love of the ocean and sunsets are always in her heart and give her inspiration. Her love for words keeps her turning the page. She is never without a book, whether she’s reading or writing. Now residing in Ontario, Angela works in Finance – numbers by day – words by night. Her dedication to volunteer and involvement with cyber safety seminars gave her an Award of Distinction and sparked the idea for her first book Closure – suspense with a dash of romance that hit the best- selling Action/Adventure and Women’s Fiction. Angela continued this FBI suspense with Forbidden and will deliver the final of the series in 2015. She also writes contemporary romance, sometimes sweet…sometimes spicy and sometimes with a dash of suspense. Unforgettable Kiss delivers a spicy romance with a dash of suspense. Blind Tasting of The Love List series and The Christmas Wreath of the Forever Christmas series are sweet reads. 2015 kicked off with a new Romantic Suspense Surrender .

Between two jobs, being a mom with a home always filled with young adults and rather interesting stories; she is lucky to have one very patient and understanding man. But it is the furry family members who rule the house – a Puggle (Pug/Beagle), a new Chug puppy (Pug/Chihuahua) and two loveable cats. Every possible quiet moment she finds, she treasures and just writes about the moments to come. Angela is an avid reader of romance, a member of the RWA, KOD (Kiss of Death – Suspense Chapter) and Mississauga Writers Group. You can follow her at BTGN or visit her website/blog Romantic Escapes click below to connect with her on her social network sites. She loves to hear from her readers – they keep her smiling!

Jennifer Connor
Best-selling Northwest author who has over sixty short stories and books in ebook, print, and audiobooks. She writes in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Paranormal Romance, Historical Romance, and Erotica.

She lives in a hundred year old house that she grew up in. Her semi-small town holds an interesting mix of resident hillbillies, yuppies and Navy Seals. And of course Seattle, only a few miles away, is the birthplace of Starbucks so coffee is always on the check list. She blows glass beads with a blow torch, (which relieves a lot of stress and people don't bother you) and is a huge fan of musicals.

Angela Ford

Jennifer Conner

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Release Day Blitz: Deep by Skye Warren

Title: Deep
Author: Skye Warren
Series: Chicago Underground #7
Genre: Adult Romance
Release Date: February 23, 2016
Dark. Powerful. Dangerous.

Philip Mason has all of Chicago under his thumb. Except me.

We met in a perfect storm of violence and lust. He saved me and then disappeared from my life. Now I pretend I never knew that kind of darkness. I focus on midterms and campus parties, as if they can wipe the slate clean.

Then he turns up outside my dorm room—wounded and barely conscious. He’s the head of a crime syndicate, a powerful man, but he needs me now. There are traitors in his midst.

I can help him, but I can’t fall for him.

Not again.

It was dark outside, grown late, and I hadn’t eaten dinner yet. Somewhere out there, Philip was probably dining with crystal and expensive wine. Meanwhile I’d probably order a pizza with one of those coupons by the door.

A low sound raised the hair on my neck.

Oh God, I’m not alone.

My gaze swept over the small dorm room. From here I could see the tiny bedroom area and the kitchenette. I could see almost the entire space. Empty.

Maybe it was just one of my neighbors getting busy and—

The sound came again, louder. A shiver ran through me. It was coming from outside the room, but not from either side. It was coming from the door.

I crept over and looked out the peephole. An empty hallway bulged in the distorted lens.

Now I was doubting myself. Had I actually heard something? Maybe it had come from the dorm room across the hall. When I first moved here, it had been shortly after my “ordeal,” as my adoptive mother called it. I had jumped at every sound, both real and imagined, more traumatized by my brush with danger than I’d wanted to admit.

My gaze snapped to my phone.

I could call my adoptive mother right now, but I knew she wouldn’t want to be bothered. I could call the building management, but I knew what would happen. The same thing that had happened last time I called them. They’d send my floor advisor to check on me. If there was anything scary in this hallway, she’d have to face it first.

And if there wasn’t anything scary, if it was my imagination again, the PTSD I didn’t want to acknowledge, well then everyone would know how fucked up I was inside.

No, I had to be overreacting. This was nothing. There was no one in the hallway. And even if there was, it would be some drunk guy, passed out on the wrong floor.

I’m a normal college student, I reminded myself. I’m not afraid of anything.

Both of those things were lies, I was neither normal nor brave, but at least I could send a drunk frat boy on his way.

I opened the door a crack. Nothing.

Relief filled me, and I opened the door wider.

A body slid inside, slumped over without the door to support him. A short scream escaped me before I caught myself.

He was wearing a three-piece suit stained with blood, his expression slack, eyes glassy with pain and delirium. Philip.

Oh God, he was hurt. Really badly hurt if he couldn’t stand up. Horribly hurt if he’d ever have come to me of all people. I didn’t have time to process the shock of it, of seeing him again. I had to get him out of sight. If he’d been injured like this, someone was after him. Someone would want to finish the job.

Author Bio:
Skye Warren is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of dark romantic fiction. Her books are raw, sexual and perversely romantic.


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Never and Always by Emily Mims

Title: Never and Always
Author: Emily Mims
Series: Texas Hill #6
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: August 4, 2015
Publihsher: Boroughs Publishing Group
Deputy sheriff Russ Riley, the player of Verde County, carries a terrible secret that stands in the way of a happy life with Angie Baxter, the spirited victim of a rash of violent crimes, whom he will protect, serve…and worship.


Angie Baxter is strong, sweet, and fiercely independent.  She not only divorced her violent husband but rescued and raised his abused son, and she fulfilled a dream of running her own handmade soap and cosmetics shop.  No man will ever again rule her existence or hold sway over the people she loves-no matter if he’s brave, handsome, and all that stands between her and a band of ruthless criminals.


Russ got a beer out of the refrigerator, wandered into the living room and plopped down, sandy shorts and all, on the old leather sofa.

Thankfully he wasn’t scheduled to work tomorrow-it was already after two and after his evening with Angie, he was seriously going to want to sleep in.  They had used the rest of the condoms and played in the shallows and eaten the rest of the cookies and, true to her word, Angie made no pretense that the evening was any more than another one-night stand with him.

She thanked him for the evening and disappeared into her little house without looking back, as though she had already filed the night away under ‘a good time was had by all’.  Which is exactly what he wanted her to do, he reminded himself when Louie jumped up on his lap and stuck his face in Russ’s gritty chest hair.

So why did the situation irritate the hell out of him?

Because you’re hung up on the woman, he admitted to himself as the cold beer washed down the back of his throat.  Because you can’t get her out of your mind and you don’t like that.  Because you could get serious about her and there is no way you will ever be able to give her what she wants most in this life.

So there would be no repeat of tonight.  It didn’t matter how attracted he was to her or how good the sex was, he needed to stay as far away from Angie Baxter as he possibly could.

Author Bio:
The author of twenty romance novels, Emily Mims combined her writing career with a career in public education until leaving the classroom to write full time.  The mother of two sons, she and her husband split their time between central Texas and eastern Tennessee.  For relaxation she plays the piano, organ, dulcimer and ukulele.  She says, “I love to write romances because I believe in them.  Romance happened to me and it can happen to any woman-if she’ll just let it.”



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