Sunday, November 29, 2015

Spotlight Promo: A CHRISTMAS VOW OF SEDUCTION by Maisey Yates

Harlequin Presents #3377
ISBN: 978-0-373-13383-3
November 2015
Contemporary Series Romance

Country of Petras – Present Day

It’s not every day that a princess is presented as a gift from one country to another, but that is exactly what happens when Princess Zara is given to King Kairos of Petras. However, the king is married, so he “regifts” the princess to his bachelor playboy brother, Prince Andres, and told they’ll marry at Christmas. Zara doesn’t want to marry anyone, let alone a prince, so she plans to make Andres life miserable so that he’ll reject her.

Andres doesn’t want to marry either, but his brother has decreed that he shall give up his debauched lifestyle and settle down. All his life Andres has been the irresponsible one and he doesn’t want marriage to stop his adventures. Zara is young, beautiful and a wild one, as she was raised in the forests after her family was brutally murdered during a takeover. She is not familiar with how to act amongst the rich and cultured society, so Andres takes it upon himself to try and make her presentable. However, he soon discovers a blossoming Zara has him wanting her…very much.

Wild and out of control could be used to described both describe Zara and Andres in A CHRISTMAS VOW OF SEDUCTION. Zara was raised by an isolated band of people in the forests of her country after her family’s deaths and doesn’t know how to act properly in royal surroundings or modern society. Not that she cares, since she doesn’t want anything to do with Andres, yet the man has vowed to seduce her into his bed…by Christmas. For a man who doesn’t value faithfulness, he suddenly wants Zara exclusively.  Andres can’t promise Zara love, but he will promise her a life befitting a princess. But deep down is a man who still can’t forget his mother walking out. Did he cause her to leave? Is he trying to act irresponsibly enough to force Zara to walk out also?

Virginal Zara proves to be a hard one to win over in A CHRISTMAS VOW OF SEDUCTION. But Andres is just too good at wooing and their relationship is passionate—in both their disagreements and kissing—that it doesn’t take long before he has her in his bed. But until Andres gives his heart to Zara, can there be any chance of future happiness for them?

A CHRISTMAS VOW OF SEDUCTION is a passionate tale of honor and responsibility for a couple who soon long discover they want each other. Zara may start out indifferent to Andres, but it doesn’t take long before she wants to fight for him and their love. Discover their passion in this riveting tale.

Patti Fischer

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Spotight Review: A WRONG BED CHRISTMAS by Kimberly Van Meter & Liz Talley

A WRONG BED CHRISTMAS -- Kimberly Van Meter & Liz Talley
Part of the Wrong Bed series
Harlequin Blaze #869
ISBN: 978-0-373-79873-5
November 2015
Contemporary Series Romance

Colorado – Present Day

Ignited – Kimberly Van Meter

Alexis Matheson wakes up in her bed to discover a hot, naked fireman beside her in bed. He’s Layton Davis, her brother Erik’s best friend, and he mistakenly thought she was out of town when he stumbled sleepily into her bed. During the ensuing chaos when Alexis is chasing him out, she sprains her ankle, which means she’ll be unable to drive her best friend Emma to Colorado Springs. Layton, being the gallant man he is, offers to stay behind and watch Alexis while Erik drives Emma.

After a breakup with her last boyfriend, Alexis shouldn’t be ready to hop into a new relationship with another man, but being around the hot fireman has her ready to jump his bones. Layton is there to take care of Alexis, but they’re soon “taking care” of each other. Both are afraid of what will happen if Erik finds out his best friend is boinking his sister, so they decide it will end when Erik returns. Or will it really end?

A sizzling start to this Wrong Bed tale, Ignited has Layton and Alexis getting ready for Christmas while they’re enjoying the pleasurable company of each other. Readers will certainly feel the pleasure as they fall in love.

Where There’s Smoke – Liz Talley

Erik didn’t expect his sister to be there when he arrived home after a late night fighting a fire and certainly didn’t expect to find her best friend Emma Rose Brent sleeping in his bed. Emma has always been the sweet friend of Alexis, so he didn’t look at her much the past few years. But that doesn’t mean he didn’t take a peek or two…

During the snowy drive to Colorado Springs to take Emma to her parents’ house, Erik’s car slides off the road, leaving them stranded on an isolated stretch of highway. They manage to find an abandoned cabin and proceed to make themselves at home. The closeness stirs up the desire between them and soon they’re making love. But once morning arrives, will Emma and Erik call it only a one-night stand?

Emma has been attracted to Erik for several years, but he only has seen her as “little” Emma, his sister’s friend, and as such, off limits. She’s proving to him she’s very much grown up and sexy. Erik is the hot man of her dreams, but is he “commitment” material? With no one else around, they start to get to know each other and it amps up the desire that was bubbling underneath the surface. Erik can’t promise Emma anything more than tonight, but is that enough for her?

Stranded in a snowstorm is one of my favorite themes and in Where There’s Smoke will provide readers with a real treat.

Everyone ends up in the “wrong bed” at first in A WRONG BED CHRISTMAS, but by the end, everyone is exactly where they want to be. A sizzling hot read for the holidays, grab this gem of a book.

Patti Fischer

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Spotlight Review: THE SHEIKH’S CHRISTMAS CONQUEST by Sharon Kendrick

The Bonds of Billionaires, Book 1
Harlequin Presents #3378
ISBN: 978-0-373-13384-0
November 2015
Contemporary Series Romance

England and Jazratian – Present Day

Sheikh Saladin Al Mektala needs Olivia Miller. Rather, he needs her services as a “horse whisperer” to cure his prized mare. Livvy so far has rebuffed his phone and email requests to come to Jazratian to perform her “magic” and he decides to go to her in the remote English countryside…just as a snowstorm hits the area and knocks out the power at the bed and breakfast that she owns. With no other guests—and Saladin there without bodyguards—they’re all alone. Livvy is stubborn, but Saladin knows that soon he’ll have her on a plane to his country—and also in his bed.

After embarrassingly being jilted on the altar years ago, Livvy retired from her job providing special services for horses and retreated to the family home, which she turned into a bed and breakfast. She has no plans to come out of retirement, yet Saladin is persistent in pursuing her and isn’t afraid of using seduction as his weapon of attack.  His plan works, and while he made love to her while they were stranded, once they’re in his country, he cannot touch her without fearing scandal. It’s not like he plans to marry, since his heart still belongs to his late wife…

Saladin is used to people caving in to whatever he wants as he is the ruler and no one says no to him. But Livvy has turned him down repeatedly when he “asked” to hire her to help cure his mare. Years ago she was the famed horse whisperer, but after the scandal where she was jilted on the altar and her fiancĂ© left her for her best friend, she has buried herself in a remote part of England. As Christmas approaches, she expected a full house with holiday vacationers, but with the arrival of Saladin and the snowstorm, everyone cancels, leaving them alone. Saladin uses their isolation to his advantage, making Livvy crave his kisses…and more. But he has an ulterior motive in using sex to be his bargaining chip. It succeeds all too well, but it isn’t until they’re in the air flying to Jazratian that Livvy learns he won’t touch her again for fear of causing a scandal. Yet as much as he tries to keep away from her, his body craves her even more.

Livvy and Saladin are foes in a battle…he wants her for a job and she wants to be left alone in THE SHEIKH’S CHRISTMAS CONQUEST. But the bigger battle between them is the sizzling attraction that heats up the more they’re alone, and really heats up when he tries to keep away from her. Saladin’s late wife died tragically and he blames himself, and as such he has hardened his heart from future involvement with any woman. If he changes his mind about remarriage, it certainly wouldn’t be with a woman from a foreign country. Yet, Livvy’s beauty and innocence snares him. Like a man dying of thirst, she is his oasis.

Saladin is as arrogant as they come in THE SHEIKH’S CHRISTMAS CONQUEST but it takes a special woman like Livvy to open his heart. She’s not afraid to stand up to him, but it is falling in love with him that makes her vulnerable. A sexy, hot tale of a couple finding love after heartbreak, grab a copy of THE SHEIKH’S CHRISTMAS CONQUEST.

Patti Fischer

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Promo Spotlight: LIES by C.A. Harms

Title: Lies
Series: Phoenix Undercover #1
Author: C.A. Harms
Genre: Contemporary Romance Suspense
Release Date: November 24, 2015
FBI Agent Joshua Phoenix goes undercover…Deep. 

Thrust into a world of drugs and criminal activity, integrating himself into the Russian Mafia turned out to be much more than Josh bargained for. 
It’s dark and it’s dangerous. 
The lives they destroy along the way will never be the same. 
The things he is forced to do will haunt him forever. 
Even more importantly, he never planned on meeting her… 
A chance encounter with Real Estate Agent Gabriella Shannon, has Josh questioning his ability to complete his mission. 
And now the dark world may consume them both. 
He’s in too deep. 
Leaving now would only risk the safety of those around him. 
But when his cover’s blown Josh is forced to make a decision that will reroute his future. 
One decision. 
The hardest decision he will ever have to make in his life. 
And those he meant to protect will be the ones who suffer the most…

“There are a few twists that were cleverly placed that even I didn't see coming and the ending WOW that ending will make you want to stalk the authors ass it's a whammy!!”~ ✨✨✨✨ 4 Star Review Kitty Kats Crazy About Books
“This is a great story and one I will continue to anxiously await the next releases. I love some mafia and murder … for sure love me some hot ass FBI agents. I cant wait to read on. There is much more suffering to be dealt out.” ~✨✨✨✨✨ Ramblings From Beneath the Sheets 5 Star Review
“OMG!!!! OMG!!!! OMG!! This was the best book I have ever read in my life!!! CA went out of her comfort zone with this book. And she made a home run, Detective Joshua Phoenix is my frigging hero.”~ ✨✨✨✨✨ Goodreads Reviewer 5 Star Review
Placing my elbows at the edge of the countertop, I collapsed on the barstool, feeling exhausted. I had never been on a date where I felt like I needed a vacation only two hours in.
“What can I get ya?” the young guy behind the bar asked.

“A decoy, maybe a smoke bomb.” He looked at me in confusion. “Date from hell, dude. Ever had one of those moments where you’re wondering how the fuck you got yourself in such a mess?”

He chuckled and looked up over my shoulder.

“Oh.” He smirked and nodded. “Marissa.” 

The fact he knew her name made me cringe. I had a feeling this was worse than I had initially thought. “Oh fuck, what? She’s a stalker or some freaky chick that’s gonna claim we’re engaged? I’ll spend months getting her to leave me the fuck alone, won’t I?”

He handed me a beer and shook his head, chuckling to himself, then poured a shot of tequila and set it on the bar next to my beer. “You’re gonna need that.”

I let my head fall to my hands and grumbled as I mentally cussed out Greyson and myself for even showing up.

“Good luck, man.” 

I didn’t even lift my head. It was pointless; I knew he was eating this up. His laughter faded as he worked his way down the bar, serving others.

“I see you don’t suffer from coulrophobia,” came a soft whisper from my right.

I immediately lifted my head and was taken aback by the girl sitting at my side. How had I missed her?

Oh, I know, I’d had tunnel vision as I ran from Cruella toward my next drink.
“What?” I asked, yet all I could focus on was her piercing blue eyes. I had never seen eyes that blue before. 

“The fear of clowns,” she stated. “Coulrophobia.” 

I remained focused on her beauty, taking the time to look at each feature, wondering why in the hell she couldn’t have been the brunette from the coffee shop. My night would have been a whole hell of a lot better if she was in Marissa’s place.

I knew I was staring, but I couldn’t stop myself. She had mentioned something about clowns, but I was lost. I had no idea what she was talking about. My gaze fell to her plump, full lips, and I smirked. No red lipstick graced them. They held only a sheer film of shiny gloss, and I loved that she preferred the more natural look. When they curved upward in a smile, I didn’t feel even the slightest bit embarrassed that she knew I was checking her out so closely. 

When her eyes met mine, she nudged her head toward Marissa. “I was referring to your date. She kinda resembles a clown.”

I stared at her and could see she was fighting back her laughter. She lifted her drink to her lips and took a small sip before lowering it.

I could no longer hold back my own smile. “I fucking hate clowns.”

C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn't always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.
She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time.