Monday, March 27, 2017

HOT ITEM (HOT ZONE #3)

He'll push all her boundaries and make her realize rules are made to be broken.

Cool, collected Sophie Jordan loves her daily routine running her family's top sports management agency, as long as she gets to stay behind the scenes. But with big sister on maternity leave and little sis on her honeymoon, she's forced to step up to the plate. And a recent media crisis surrounding the disappearance of superagent Spenser Atkins is not going to make the job any easier.

Enter star quarterback and notorious bad boy Riley Nash who, for reasons of his own, needs to track down Atkins. Up until now, Sophie has kept a strict no-dating-clients policy, but each day with Riley makes her rule near impossible to follow. With her job and her heart on the line, Sophie will need to make the toughest choice of her life!

Re-release Date: March 7, 2017
CP Publishing
Contemporary Romance
Hot Zone #3
Review copy provided by publisher

Liza’s Review:

I love each of the Jordan sisters and was so glad to finally see Sophie find happiness. Each of the girls dealt with the death of their parents when they were children in different ways. Sophie analyzes everything and tries to find the best way to handle life without getting hurt. So much so that she tends to run from anything that doesn't fit in her perceived comfort zone. 

Riley Nash is just that sort of man. His life is so outside the box, nothing about it fits into Sophie's comfortable existence. However, there is also just something about him that Sophie is drawn to and attracted to in a way she has never been before. I love Riley and Sophie as a couple. Yes they were pretty different, but they worked for me. Riley was much more laid back than Sophie, and she lived more by the rules, but they totally worked as a couple for me. The fact they had smoking hot chemistry and had trouble keeping their hands off each other added to my love, but I really loved they each could be themselves around the other.

Hot Item is another winner in the Hot Zone series. I loved this series when I read it when it was originally released and loved it every bit as much with the updates. Ms. Phillips new voice totally shines through with this old favorite series.

Rating: 5 Stars (A)

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Friday, March 24, 2017

EXILED RELEASE DAY BLITZ & GIVEAWAY

EXILED
by Amanda Carlson
Book Three in the Phoebe Meadows series

Release Date: March 24, 2017

Blurb:

Phoebe Meadows is on trial for her life.

After freeing her half-brother, Baldur, Phoebe is set to stand before the Council in Asgard to answer for her actions. The threat of exile if she’s found guilty looms, not to mention the added stress of meeting her real father for the first time.

Upon entering Asgard, Phoebe discovers new allies in a half-brother she’s never met as well as an oracle who is in possession of valuable information. A little added help couldn’t have come at a better time, because when Phoebe is tossed into an unknown realm, she’s only armed with Gundren, a jewel, and her wits.

When Loki shows up, all bets are off. The trickster god throws a wrench in Phoebe’s plans and kidnaps Fen, her only ally. And just when she thinks she sees the light at the end of the tunnel, Phoebe finds she has to defeat one last obstacle: The Norns.

And they aren’t planning to go down without a fight…

Author Bio:

Amanda is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, with a BA in both Speech and Hearing Science & Child Development. She went on to get an A.A.S in Sign Language Interpreting and worked as an interpreter until her first child was born. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and three kids.

Website: http://www.amandacarlson.com
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Giveaway:
One $25 Amazon gift card




EXILED: Phoebe Meadows Book Three
 Excerpt
Copyright © 2017 Amanda Carlson. All rights reserved. None of the below can be reprinted without permission from the author


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“Sweet mother of all that’s holy.” Sam coughed violently into the bucket positioned in front of her. “Please tell me we’re here. My body can’t take much more of this.” She lifted her head, dragging the back of her sleeve over her mouth, wheezing. “I’m pretty sure my tank is finally dry, but bile is a tricky thing, as my body is making more of the hot, searing liquid as we speak.” Tyr stood next to her holding a clean pail, his face a mask of concern.
“Aye, we’re here,” Tyr answered solemnly, bending down to place the new container in front of Sam, who was promptly in need of it.
We all stood on the deck of Ringhorn, my half brother Baldur’s boat, which had been gifted to Tyr upon Baldur’s untimely death. We’d arrived in Asgard less than five minutes prior, so I could face the Council and Frigg, Baldur’s powerful goddess mother, to receive punishment for freeing her beloved son.
I’d broken Baldur out of a dark elf prison—the very place his mother had placed him for protection—only to watch him die a short time later at Verdandi’s hand.
It had been awful and heartbreaking.
The boat had just taken us through an insane vortex. One that had hauled us up in the air at breakneck speed, only to drop us the next instant. I’d lost count of how many times my stomach had hit my knees.
But I’d fared better than poor Sam, who was now huddled on the deck spilling her guts.
“Are we really here? In Asgard?” I asked, squinting into the darkness, trying to discern a single shape on the horizon, but coming up empty. The boat had lurched to a full stop in what looked to be a solid void. “I was expecting it to be a little more…vibrant?”
“We’ve landed in a holding bay,” Fen answered, his frame tense beside mine, his arm tight around my waist. This was the first time he’d been back to his home in many years, and he was poised for any threat that might come our way, his nostrils flaring, his sword at the ready.
My mother came up beside us. “There are various ways in, but if you take magical transportation, like Ringhorn, you must wait to be inspected before accessing the city.”
“Yep,” Ingrid added, moving toward a gated opening that would lead us off the boat. “Lots of nooks and crannies on a big boat like this. We might be harboring unknown aliens. We’ll have to wait for the inspectors to clear us.”
“Why is it so dark?” I asked. The only illumination we had came from the boat itself.
Before anyone could answer, a loud grating noise filled the air. All at once, the scene before us began to change as bright light pierced the space like a dazzling spotlight.
We were in a large cylinder of some kind.
As light penetrated the tunnel, my eyes adjusted, and I began to get my first glimpses of Asgard beyond the tunnel. I noticed blue sky right away. It was cobalt, a deep, resplendent tone that seemed impossibly rich for a sky.
“Brace yourself, kiddo,” Ingrid said as she removed her spear from her waistband. “Along with the inspectors, there will be guards.”
“Why are you drawing your weapon?” I asked, alarmed. “Isn’t this your home?”
“Because I’m getting ready to argue, and I do it best with Betsy at the ready.” She shook her trusty spear, and it seamlessly morphed into an eight-foot killer with a razor-sharp edge.
“Betsy?” Ingrid had never shared her weapon’s pet name before. “You named your spear Betsy?”
“Yep, she was christened my ‘Best Bet’ when I first got her. Found her in a pile of discarded old weapons and never looked back. If these guards try to separate us, Betsy will have her say. And I can guaran-damn-tee”—she waved her spear in the air—“there is no argument we can’t win.”


Thursday, March 23, 2017

HOT WITNESS

New York Times bestselling author Lynn Raye Harris adds her unique twist to Liliana Hart’s MacKenzie family with HOT WITNESS... 

The MacKenzies partner with the Hostile Operations Team to protect a woman who witnessed a crime from a notorious mobster.


Eva Gray has a secret. Eight years ago, her sister entered the Brothers of Sin Motorcycle Club and never came back. Seven years ago, she vowed revenge, even if she had to change everything about her life to do it—her look, her name, her face.

Now she’s stalking the Brothers and looking for weakness. She’s close to achieving her goal, so close she can taste it. But a prominent federal judge is now in ICU, and Eva’s the only one who can prove the club hired the hit.

Jake Ryan was once a Brother, but he got his life together when a judge gave him a choice: prison or the military. He took the military and he’s never looked back. Now, as a member of the lethal Hostile Operations Team, he’s accustomed to working on the side of justice.

So when Declan MacKenzie comes to Washington DC and asks him to infiltrate his old gang to protect a witness and get evidence, he doesn’t hesitate to do his duty. But little does he suspect that Eva Gray is a girl he once knew or that she’s on a mission of her own. A mission that could see them both dead before they’re through.

When the warrior meets the vengeful virgin, nothing and no one is safe…

Release Date: March 21, 2017
Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
Hostile Operations Team #9.5
Romantic Suspense
Review copy provided by author

Liza’s Review:

I absolutely adore the Hostile Operations Team from Lynn Raye Harris. While I've not read any of the MacKenzie family books from Liliana Hart, I feel like I need to start the series after meeting some of the characters in HOT Witness.

Jake Ryan was the perfect choice based on his past with the Brothers of Sin to go in as a member again to protect witness Eva Gray. I loved that even though Jake didn't know exactly why Eva looked so familiar to him, he inherently recognized something about her. I absolutely loved their instant connection and loved the journey Jake and Eva took. 

While the chemistry was off the charts hot between Jake and Eva, I found a bit of sweetness to their relationship as well. I loved how each and every member of the HOT team is so protective of the women in their lives pretty much from the moment they find them. Jake was no exception with Eva; in fact he might have even been more protective than any of the others based upon their situation.

HOT Witness had all of the suspense, heat and romance fans of the Hostile Operations Team fans have come to know and love. I have to say after getting this taste of the MacKenzie family stories, I now plan to add those books to my to be read list.

Rating: 4 Stars (B+)