Tuesday, October 17, 2017

"Hide and Seek" by Desiree Holt

EXCERPT and GIVEAWAY
Hide and Seek
(Vigilance Book 1)
by Desiree Holt

Hide and Seek (Vigilance Book 1) by Desiree Holt

Hide and Seek, the first book in Desiree Holt's new Vigilance series, has just been released. This book blast and giveaway is brought to you by Goddess Fish Promotions. Please be sure to visit the other participating blogs as well.


Description
Anything can happen when you let your guard down ...
After receiving a violent threat on the heels of her father’s disappearance from the town of Arrowhead Bay, Devon Cole fears for her life - until Vigilance, a local private security agency, steps in to shield her from danger. Although she isn’t usually quick to surrender her freedom, she has no problem stripping her defenses for her new sexy bodyguard ...
Tortured by the painful memory of lost love, Logan Malik is determined not to fall for a client again. So when he’s tasked with watching over Devon day and night, he’s focused on doing his job. Day is no problem, but as tensions rise at night, nothing can protect them from giving in to unbridled passion ...


Excerpt
He wasn’t as much shocked by his physical reaction as by the fact that it happened at all. For a long time now, he’d managed to keep a clamp on his sex drive and take it out only when required, like taking aspirin for a headache.
“You’re a smart woman,” he congratulated her. “I didn’t know if you’d play along with me.”
She inhaled an unsteady breath and blew it out. “I took a chance. You could have been worse than they were.”
“Still, that shows brains and quick thinking. Good for you.” He studied the interior of her car. “Wow. They did a number with that window. Don’t move. There’s chunks and pebbles everywhere.”
She stared at him, studying his face. “You promise you aren’t the second wave? You know, like good cop, bad cop? The bad guys threaten me and you come along and win my confidence by helping me?”
“Nope. Scout’s honor.”
“I, uh, saw that you have a gun.”
“So did those jackasses. I wanted them to see it.” He smiled at her. “But I only use it as part of my job.”
She caught her lower lip in her teeth. “They just came at me out of nowhere and ran me off the road. Then they boxed me in and smashed the window.”
“Later I’ll want all the details. Right now let’s get you out of here.”
“Do you know who they are? Those men?”
“No.” His voice hardened. “But I know other garbage like them.”
She swallowed. “So who are you, anyway?”
“Oh. Sorry.” He winked at her, and the tension in her body visibly eased. “Logan Malik. Savior of women in danger.”
“Devon Cole.” She dug up a smile. “Woman in danger who needed saving.”

Praise for the Book
"Hide and Seek combines hot romance and thrilling suspense in Desiree Holt’s new sizzling romantic suspense series." ~ Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author of the Lucy Kincaid series
"Hide And Seek by Desiree Holt is an amazing start to Ms Holt's new series, Vigilance. No wonder I love this author's books. Hide and Seek is a fantastic read. Ms Holt has delivered another well-written book loaded with phenomenal characters that are a perfect fit for this story." ~ Deb Diem
"What can I say but ... wow! Hide and Seek is amazing. It is chock full of mystery that will test you, tension that will have nibbling on your nails or fanning yourself (depending on the type of tension) and a group of people that will give you chills or have you cheering." ~ Annetta Sweetko
"I really enjoy romances that have a bit of extra mystery or drama involved so this was a great book for me and kept me involved so much that it was hard to put the book down!" ~ Miriam Wolfe
"This story has everything drama, action, twist and turns and plenty of hot and steamy scenes, The characters have fab chemistry and I just fell in love with them as I read. I can't wait to read more from this author and in this series in the future. Highly recommended." ~ Emma obsessed book reviews bramley

About the Author
Desiree Holt
USA Today best-selling and award-winning author Desiree Holt writes everything from romantic suspense and paranormal to erotic, a genre in which she is the oldest living author. She has been referred to by USA Today as the Nora Roberts of erotic romance and is a winner of the EPIC E-Book Award, the Holt Medallion and a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice nominee. She has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and in The Village Voice, The Daily Beast, USA Today, The (London) Daily Mail, The New Delhi Times, and numerous other national and international publications.
Desiree loves to hear from readers.



Giveaway
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Monday, October 16, 2017

"Twin Savage" by Sunniva Dee

EXCERPT and GIVEAWAY
Twin Savage
(Porn Star Boyfriend Book 2)
by Sunniva Dee

Twin Savage (Porn Star Boyfriend Book 2) by Sunniva Dee

Twin Savage, the second book in the Porn Star Boyfriend series by Sunniva Dee, has just been released and is available for only $0.99 for a limited time. Also available: The Truth About Porn Star Boyfriends (read my blog post).

The Truth About Porn Star Boyfriends by Sunniva Dee

This book blitz and giveaway is brought to you by Panda and Boodle.


For more books by this author, check out Shattering Halos (read my blog post), Leon's Way (read my blog post), Adrenaline Crush (read my blog post), Cat Love (read my blog post), Walking Heartbreak (read my blog post), Dodging Trains (read my blog post), In the Absence of You (read my blog post), The Fighter and the Baroness (read my blog post), and Path of Thieves (read my blog post).

Description
Grief comes in many forms. There is no right or wrong way to grieve ... Right? Except, what if you douse that grief with sex in ways so culturally unacceptable you leave it to a veritable male harem led by the porn-star brother of your fiancĂ© to decide if you’ll emerge from the jungle intact?
Twin Savage is standalone book #2 in the Porn Star Boyfriend series.
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It wasn't a problem to be the only girl in a house full of guys. Until my fiancé died and his identical twin took over the roost.
Sweet, easygoing Julian passed, while loathsome, bossy Luka, who pays his way through med school by getting his dick wet on film, is still alive.
What kind of twisted reality is this?
Now, Luka’s on a mission to fix both of our grief. Like I’d ever accept anything from him. He doesn’t understand that gorgeous and sexy mean nothing if you’re a promiscuous jerk.
If only the nights didn’t destroy me. They’re painful and long and empty, until, on a Monday night, my insomnia attracts Diego. That Tuesday, it attracts Lenny. Next, it’s Marlon, James, Nathaniel, and on Saturday, it’s Connor.
By Sunday night, I get the picture. This is Luka doing what Luka does: solve problems with sex. His remote-controlled comfort leaves me in our roommates’ arms six of seven nights. On Sunday, there’s only one man left in the house.
There’s no way in hell I’m opening my door - or my heart - to a porn star.


Excerpt
Bed Talk
“I wish he didn’t do that,” I tell Lenny as I relax, cheek on his chest, drawing small circles around his nipple. “Luka thinks he’s the king of this place, in charge of everything that goes on here.”
“He kind of is.” Lenny’s voice is lazy. By now, I know he slides into a euphoric coma after he ejaculates. It’s adorable and a tad hot.
“No, he isn’t. Only about the rent and the utilities.”
“And about you.”
I lift my head and squint at him. “Luka is not in charge of me.”
Lenny narrows his eyes too, an easy feat. I ignore how beautiful he is beneath me. “No, but he’s who came up with our solution.”
“What are you talking about?”
He studies me, eyes widening more than usual after against-the-wall sex. “Hmm, you look like you’re working yourself up.”
“What does it matter? Just give me the lowdown.”
“Well, if you’re gonna go witch-nutty on me, I don’t know if I should.”
I lower my voice. “Witch-nutty? What does that even mean?”
“You know. All...” He lifts his hands in the air and waves them lazily while half-rolling his eyes. Not impressive.
“What solution, Lenny, or your sex life has to fend for itself from now on.”
“As if it doesn’t six days out of the week.”
“What did Luka come up with?”
“We had a house meeting.”
“Without me?”
“It was about you, so yeah. We saw how you were struggling to keep it together after Julian passed away, and Luka came up with what we’re doing now.”
“As in invading my bedroom every night? Taking turns with me?”
“I guess?” He looks at me as if he just realizes how bad it sounds.
“That’s some crazy shit. Only a pervert like Luka could’ve come up with it.”
Lenny’s brows tick in a furrow. “Well, I figured it was too obvious to work on you, but Luka insisted, we gave it a try, and hey, you went along with it. You seem better too.”
My stomach churns. “Who does he think he is? He has no right to set up some get-’er-done plan for me. I’m in charge of my own life, my own future, and…” I sigh. “Luka’s a pig.”
I mean it. Even though I’m disgruntled, I twist my arms around Lenny’s middle needing his nearness. I’m not exactly backing myself up, here, but Lenny doesn’t hold it against me. Instead he wraps me closer and nuzzles against my hair. Murmurs, “Shh, you’re okay, babe.”
“What about the days? Did he assign them too?”
Lenny nods, rocking us with his chin. “Yeah, which made sense.”
“Why, because you didn’t want to deal with me more than once a week?”
He chuckles. “It was more so that we’d all have our turns consoling you.”
“Sleeping with me, you mean,” I say, feeling slutty and berating myself for it in the same thought.
“I’m not gonna lie and say it’s not a pleasure to comfort you.”
I arch an eyebrow. “So I shouldn’t feel bad for you guys?”
“You should.”
I let out a huh?
“Did you see Marlon earlier?”
I bite my lip. “Yes?”
“That’s how most of us feel the rest of the week. Tuesdays are the shit.”
“Even when I go all witch-nutty on you?”
His grin gleams white. “Have you heard me complain? Sparks are the shit too.”


Praise for the Book
"This is really like nothing I've ever read before. It's a girl-power book! I wish more romances were like this one!" ~ Lynn Vroman
"So, I think this is my favorite book of yours. I'm loving it. You've written this so well my heart hurts!" ~ Cheryl McIntyre


About the Author
Sunniva Dee
Sunniva Dee is a reader, a lover of everything beautifully written no matter the genre. As an author, she pens flawed characters and seeks the flip side where the soul hides. Once there, she wants to be pulled out of her comfort zone by stories taking on a life of their own.
Sunniva has written paranormal and young adult. She’s committed contemporary romance verging on erotica, and she’s dabbled in supernatural mystery. But her heart is rooted in new adult of the true kind: young adult all grown up, with conflicts and passions that are familiar to college-aged readers and readers who remember those days like they happened last night.



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Saturday, October 14, 2017

This Week on Books Direct - 14 October 2017

This Week on Books Direct -
14 October 2017

This Week on Books Direct - 14 October 2017

Here's a list of some great articles you may have missed this week. Enjoy!

Young rebel poets are bringing about a power shift in contemporary poetry and drawing a wider audience to the art form.

'Now It’s The Coolest Thing': Rise Of Rupi Kaur Helps Boost Poetry Sales by Rob Walker for The Guardian


"Levar? You think when the cow says 'Moo,' he's really saying, 'Mooon'?"




In the vexatious realm of online opinion, history has begun to be written not so much by the victors as the customer reviewers.

How Amazon Reviews Became The New Battlefield Of US Politics by Rafia Zakaria for The Guardian


Adjustment Day will hit shelves May 2018.

Chuck Palahniuk Has A New Novel Coming Out by Jarry Lee for BuzzFeed


A man has been allowed to return to the Baker County Public Library after being banned for six months.

Man Banned From Oregon Library After Hiding LGBTQ DVDs by Haley Kramer for Katu


Although not quite the sensation of previous Robert Langdon thrillers, The Da Vinci Code author’s latest mystery sold 100,000 copies in its first week.

Dan Brown's Origin Makes A Strong Start InUK Bookshops by Alison Flood for The Guardian


The second-generation Kindle Oasis is now pool- and bathtub-friendly.

Amazon Is Finally Releasing A Waterproof Kindle by Nicole Nguyen for BuzzFeed


Enough said.

Kurt Vonnegut: 8 Rules for Writing Fiction by Flashbytes


The Roaring 20s are alive and well in the nome that inspired The Great Gatsby.

You Can Live In The Long Island Mansion That Inspired The Great Gatsby! by Sasha Carter for Homes.com


To read a John Green novel is to know that you're not going to get a story that is wrapped up in a perfectly tied bow.

How John Green Is Redefining Happily Ever After In YA With Books Like Turtles All The Way Down by Kerri Jarema for Bustle


7 Smart Ways To Handle Negativity On Social Media by Joanna Cutrara for Grammarly
Here are seven smart ways to handle negativity on social media and come out on top.

7 Smart Ways To Handle Negativity On Social Media by Joanna Cutrara for Grammarly


Here are some tips on writing a truly extraordinary sales page.

10 Steal-Worthy Sales Page Strategies For Turning Visitors Into Customers by MeetEdgar


If you enjoyed this blog post, please visit the other This Week posts for links to more great articles.