Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Dare to Desire

Dare to Desire is the 2nd book in the Dare to Love series from USA Today and New York Times Best Selling author Carly Phillips. The release date was April 10, 2014 and the publisher is CP Publishing. From the back cover.~

Quarterback Alex Dare, had it all -- an all-star football career and his choice of willing women -- until a severe injury forces him into early retirement. Social worker Madison Evans grew up in foster homes and knows what it means to have-not. She isn't impressed by Alex Dare’s wealth or charm. Not since she fell hard for him once before, only to discover she was just one of his too-easy conquests.

This time around Madison refuses to succumb to Alex so easily. But Alex wants Madison. And if there is one thing Alex does well, it’s to get what he wants. Can he convince Madison to take a risk and dare to love?

I’m a huge fan of Carly Phillips and have loved her books since I read The Bachelor. I personally feel like her books just get better and better. Dare to Desire is my new favorite book by Carly.

I loved both Alex and Madison as individuals, and loved them even more as a couple. I felt the chemistry between them when they first met in Riley’s hospital room.  I loved that Madison made Alex work hard at their relationship after he was such a jerk to her after his injury.

I got Madison and her hesitancy to believe Alex was all in after he blew her off so easily when they first dated. I especially understood her based upon her history in foster care taking longer to trust someone, even when she knew she still loved Alex.  Alex realized he had messed up and really did work hard to prove he had changed.

The chemistry between Alex and Madison was off the charts hot. The love scenes between Alex and Madison steamed up my kindle screen. I’ve always felt the emotion in Carly’s love scenes, but the added heat takes the chemistry up a level.

I love the Dare to Love series from Carly Phillips, and Dare to Desire was another winner in this series. I’m already counting down until the release of the next book in the series in July.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Burn For You (Boys of the South #5) Promo Event

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Welcome to the promotional event for Burn For You by Marquita Valentine.

Title: Burn For You (Boys of the South #5)
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 21, 2014
Cover Designer: Sarah Hansen at Okay Creations
Hosted by: Wordsmith Publicity

Book Description:

Beau Montgomery is not the typical single dad for three reasons:

1.      He’s rich and famous.

2.      He needs a nanny, like yesterday.

3.      He has no idea if eight month old, Mia, is actually his daughter.

Only, number three doesn’t matter to him at all, because he’s determined to give up everything to be a standup dad, including racing, partying, and his very favorite vice, women. Until that is, he’s invited to race at Monaco—a dream he’s always had. Now, all those things he’d sworn to give up are at his fingertips, including the very inconveniently hot nanny, Landry Basnight, who’s travelling with him

Landry Basnight is the typical college graduate for three reasons:

1.      She’s broke and in debt up to her eyeballs.

2.      She needs a job, like yesterday.

3.      Nothing exciting ever happens in her life.

Only, number three is about to change, because she’s been hired by Beau Montgomery, son of NASCAR Racing Royalty. Landry’s parents are big fans of the Montgomerys, while she couldn’t care less—all she wants to do is make a dent in her student loan bill. However, that doesn’t stop her from falling in love with her little charge, nor does it make it easier to resist Beau’s charms.  In fact , she doesn’t resist at all.

Lines are crossed and then forgotten as Beau and Landry grow closer, but when Beau’s ex-girlfriend, the woman he’s loved since high school, and Mia’s mother shows up, everything starts to fall apart for the new couple.

Will their love weather the storm, or will Beau abandon Landry for the family he’s always wanted?

 ** Burn For You can be read as a stand-alone**

Mad Libs with Landry ~ “My Dream Man” – We got Landry to play a game of Mad Libs. Check out what happened!
ADJECTIVE amazing                           
ADJECTIVE smart                                 
CELEBRITY  Chris Hemsworth                        
CELEBRITY  Cam Gigandet                               
ANIMAL tiger                       
VERB       lick         
NOUN    house   
NOUN    desk      
PART OF BODY    mouth  
ADVERB lightly                    
ADJECTIVE sweet                                
ADVERB slowly                   
ADJECTIVE hot                     
ADJECTIVE muscular                         
PART OF BODY    knee      
ADJECTIVE fast                    
NOUN    table     
NOUN    sofa       

My "Dream Man" should, first of all be very amazing and smart. He should have a physique like Chris Hemsworth, a profile like Cam Gigandet, and the intelligence of a/an tiger. He must be polite and must always remember to lick my house , to tip his desk and to take my mouth when crossing the street. He should move lightly, have a/an sweet voice, and should always dress slowly. I would also like him to be a/an hot dancer, and when we are alone he should whisper muscular nothings into my knee and hold my fast table. I know a/an sofa is hard to find. In fact the only one I can think of is Beau.

Mad Libs with Beau ~ “Driver’s Manual” – We got Beau to play a game of Mad Libs. Check out what happened!
NOUN (PLURAL) engines                                  
NOUN (PLURAL) helmets                                 
ADJECTIVE slow                  
NOUN    chair     
NOUN    table     
NOUN    counter                 
ADVERB sexily                     
VERB       smack  
VERB       drive     
NOUN (PLURAL) tires                        
ADJECTIVE blurry                                 
VERB ENDING IN "ING"    thrusting              
VERB       run         
NUMBER 1                             
ADJECTIVE fast                    
VERB ENDING IN "ING"    bending                
NOUN    track     
NOUN    drive shaft
ADJECTIVE tight                                    
ADVERB hotly                      
NOUN (PLURAL) fingers                   
VERB ENDING IN "S" holds                               
SHAPE    curve    
NOUN    woman

Traffic engines, signals, and pavement helmets do not always resolve traffic conflicts. A/An slow light, for example, does not resolve the conflict between a/an chair turning left at a/an table while an oncoming chair is going straight through. The right-of-counter rules help resolve these kinds of conflicts. They tell drivers who goes sexily and who must smack in different situations.

- A driver approaching a/an table must drive the right-of-counter to towers already lawfully using the table.

- If drivers approaching from blurry directions reach a/an table at about the same time, a driver thrusting must run to approaching towers going straight or thrusting.

- At a/an table not controlled by engines or signals, or where one or more drivers stop at STOP engines at the same time and they are at fast angles to one another, the driver on the left must drive the right-of-counter to the driver on the right.

- A vehicle bending a/an track from a driveway, drive shaft, tight road, or any other place that is not a/an track, must stop and run the right-of-counter to towers on the track, and to pedestrians.

- Drivers must drive to pedestrians hotly using marked or unmarked fingers.

- You may not enter a/an table if towers are backed up on the other side and you cannot get all the way through the table. Wait until towers ahead holds, so you do not block the table.

- A driver entering a traffic curve, sometimes called a/an woman, must run the right-of-counter to drivers already in the curve.


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April 23, 2014 - Marquita  Valentine and Sawyer Bennett are co-hosting
Marquita and Sawyer’s Double Release Celebration on Facebook. There will be fun
discussions, they will be answering your questions, and there will be prizes!
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About the author 

Marquita ValentineNew York Times Bestselling Author, Marquita Valentine, writes sexy heroes that make you swoon and sassy heroines that make you laugh. She’s the author of the bestselling contemporary romance series, Holland Springs, and the new adult romance series, Boys of the South.

 Marquita met her husband aka Hot Builder at Sonic when they were in high school. She suggests this location to all of her single friends in search of a good man—and if that doesn't work, they can console themselves with cheesy tater tots. She lives in North Carolina in a very, very small town with Hot Builder and their two children.

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