Wednesday, 16 August 2017

RELEASE BLITZ - Finding Passion by Tiffani Lynn

Finding Passion

Colorado Veterans #3 

by Tiffani Lynn 

Publication Date: August 16, 2017 

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Military Romance



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Javier Suarez left the Marines four years ago after experiencing the ugliest facets of war. He’s been to hell and back but now he feels that his life is complete. He runs his own private investigative firm, spends time with his family and volunteers for local charities. He doesn’t need anything else. 

 Valerie Larinsky has spent the last 18 years fighting for the lives of her patients as a naval combat surgeon. But now that she’s returned to civilian life she has a new fight on her hands; her husband has left her, taking their only child with him. 

 Javier’s life is turned upside down when he takes Valerie on as a client. He’s drawn to her in ways he doesn’t want to be. The two do their best to ignore the fire igniting between them as they forge a working friendship. 

When Javier’s old issues resurface, it’s Valerie’s turn to figure out how to help him before he loses the battle of life.






MY REVIEW

5 out of 5 stars

Well the book started with an bang and was a none stop mix of action, steam, angst and drama though out. If you're looking for a cliched 'boy meets girl, boy and girl get together, boy and girl split up, boy and girl reunite' book you will be severely disappointed. IF however you are looking for a well written, deep, emotional book with well rounded characters and a gripping story line then look no further than this.

On the day she finally leaves the Navy, Valerie receives some very unexpected, difficult and shocking news. Stuck in an unfamiliar town, far from family and friends we see her struggle with building a life for herself. Javier enters Valerie's life in an unexpected way and the pair have super hot chemistry and form an instant connection. For what he considers to be a good reason, Javier is determined to keep Valerie at arms length, Valerie is trying to sort out her life and isn't looking for a long term commitment either.

Javier is one hot male, with a love of family, a strong work ethic and a deeply caring side. However he keeps sending Valerie some very mixed signals and whilst on the surface he behaves like a jerk, you can understand his twisted logic, so I still loved him as the hero. Valerie is a wonderfully strong character and it was wonderful to see how she grew in this story. At times she lacks confidence (not helped when Javier behaves like a jerk) but it was wonderful to see a mature heroine behaving her age, not always being perfect but feeling very real.

I thoroughly enjoyed this story of two wonderfully human characters, facing adversity and living life. The author's writing style is very easy to read, the prose flows well and is easy to follow. The plot is like nothing you will have found elsewhere - it genuinely feels like you are looking into the lives of real people. There are no easy options here nor cliches, instead you will find a deeply moving and at times difficult (though not dark) story. I also like that there is no insta-love or super quick romance, instead the plot takes place over months into years, with the story developing and progressing in a natural way.





Finding Purpose
Colorado Veterans #1 by Tiffani Lynn
Publication Date: April 4, 2017 
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance



Once upon a time, when Quincy Hannigan needed saving, he was there to hold her hand. Years have passed since she was that weak, broken girl; instead, a strong, intelligent woman stands in her place. She’s making the world a better place one arrest at a time and has everything she’s always wanted—except Judson Rivers.
When Judson’s father died suddenly, he dropped out of college and became a Navy SEAL. He left everything from his old life behind, including the girl he loved, but never told—Quincy. After ten years, Judson’s military career ends abruptly when the vehicle he’s in runs over an IED. He has his hands full learning to live with one leg, PTSD and a civilian life he wasn’t ready to return to. Judson and Quincy are reunited when their mentor dies. Once Quincy realizes the depth of his pain, she knows it’s her turn to be the savior. Years of pent-up passion are unleashed, but it may be too late if Judson can’t crawl out of hell. Quincy has every intention of healing this wounded warrior before his demons are the ones who determine his fate.


Finding Heart

Colorado Veterans #2 by Tiffani Lynn 
Publication Date: June 7, 2017 
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

 

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Marina Rossi is a tornado of personal chaos, always stumbling into trouble no matter how hard she tries not to. After being scarred by her family and placed into foster care as a teenager, she finds solace with Jasen until he’s moved to a new home. Because of all she’s endured, her biggest fear is being alone and her only goal in life is to create a loving family. Jasen “Dex” Dexter aged out of the foster care system and dove straight into a career as a sniper in the Army. After nine years of service his platoon was ambushed, forever changing the course of his life. Now a police officer, Dex is known for being patient, calculated and methodical. He enjoys the solitude his life provides and wants to keep it that way. Dex’s perfectly arranged life is turned on its head when he encounters Marina in a compromising situation. Even after twelve years apart it only takes them seconds to recognize one another. As Marina faces more trouble than one woman should, Dex feels his orderly life slipping away. While he tries to sort out his conflicted feelings, Marina becomes the target of a crazed stalker. If Dex doesn’t make a decision, it might be too late for both of them.

About Tiffani Lynn

Tiffani currently resides in Florida with her husband, three daughters and chunky yellow lab. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in social science and spent five years working for Hospice. When she’s not writing or taxiing her children around she enjoys reading and attending concerts. Tiffani is also a crazed fan of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Rays, and the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs.





REVIEW TOUR ~~~ Juliet by Kailee Reese Samuels


Juliet
by 
Kailee Reese Samuels

Genre: BDSM/Erotic Romance

Published: May 2015








To have and hold, love and cherish, til death do us part…

When an unexpected twist of fate hands Iris her worst nightmare, the world spins out of control. As she falls apart, Iris finds comfort in her unpredictable behaviour. With mysterious clues hidden by her husband, Iris drives away from her life to uncover the world he kept hidden for years. 

Small town Sugargrove, Texas is unlike anything Iris has ever experienced. Foreboding, dark, and sensual, the enchanting Juliet academy lures Iris with hopes of discovering who she really is. Making friends and meeting people, she delves into the treacherous world of her surrender. But when she encounters Salvatore Raniero, the sexy alpha male ignites her in unimaginable ways, haunting her every thought and showing her a new kind of high. 

As she learns Sal is more than the mischievous sexual provocateur of Juliet, revealing a composed and thoughtful side, Iris wonders what else is hiding behind his mesmerising ebony, emerald eyes. Pushing her into an even deeper erotic journey, Iris soars with her new found freedom in the collar.

The secrets unfurl as the web of lies continues to grow, and Iris realises she is not the girl she once was. Trapped between a lonely past and an unknown future, she is left with the daunting task of deciding what she truly desires and who she wants to obey. 

A love story doesn't always go the way it should, sometimes the path to forever is a twisting, spiralling, and flying ride.

JULIET is Kailee Reese Samuels full-length debut novel. 
The Story of Salvatore (SOS Series) is set within the Juliet world and provides further glimpses into Salvatore Raniero’s character and history. 
Kailee Reese Samuels writes romantic suspense with an erotic flair. Let her words whisk you away, escaping with delicious guys, toe-curling kisses, and addictive stories.

WARNING: This book contains graphic BDSM, strong sexual situations, and explicit language. Contents intended for MATURE readers 18+ only.





 


3 out of 5 stars - it's OK

I so wanted to like this book, the blurb ticked so many boxes for me but the execution left so much to be desired. At 26% into the book there had only been 2 significant events (New Orleans and Sal's breakdown at the party) and a vague bit of information linking Chance to Juliet. At this point I didn't know if he'd attended, had worked their, run it or what. I felt that I could have read the blurb, skipped ALL of this part and not have missed much.

Personally I found the author's style of writing incredibly difficult to read/follow and found myself constantly going back over parts of this book.  I found it disjointed and confusing. Iris first meets Sal in a barn at a 'tea party' but his name wasn't mentioned. When she meets him again it took me ages to link the Sal being spoken about to the unnamed guy in the barn - in a book that skipped around as it was, this just threw me out of it.

I didn't connect with Iris either, I found nothing warm, friendly or appealing about her. In fact very few characters appealed to me in this book, which on top of it's length made it very difficult for me to read. I kept skim reading parts, to try and speed things up, and when I did 'delve in' it felt like wading through thick molasses.

My recommendation, if the blurb sounds interesting, is to download a sample of the book and form your own opinion. I wish I could find something positive to say about the book but it just didn't work for me.
















Embracing diversity. Coffee addict. Mango lover. Blueberry fetishist. Sweet peach tea crazy. Red wine devout. Whiskey deviant. Tattooed & pierced. Loves shoes. Collects rosaries. Fanatical organizer/cleaner/list-maker. Never sleeps. Hermit and recluse. Storyteller. KAILEE REESE SAMUELS has been spinning tales since she can remember. Her books are contemporary fiction with a no-holds-barred attitude. She adores listening to her character’s ramble and putting them into situations that push the boundaries. Creativity is the way to change. 




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COVER REVEAL *********** Bound by Vengeance by Ryan Michelle


Bound by Vengeance

Ravage MC Bound #3

by Ryan Michele

Genre: NA Romance/Suspense/MC 

Release Date: September 14, 2017

Cover Design by Cassy Roop at Pink Ink Designs

Photography by Wander Aguiar Photography

Models: Jonny James & Desiree Crossmann





Vengeance: punishment inflicted or retribution exacted for an injury or wrong.


Austyn Cruz’s life has been turned on its axis. She’s done with sitting on the sidelines while those around her deal with her problems. 
Growing up in the Ravage MC, there’s always been someone at her back. Now it’s time for her to deal with her problems on her own. That is, until the guy she’s lusted over and loved for more years than she can count decides to claim her.

Only, it’s too late. He’s too late. Everything has changed.

Ryker James lives by one rule: live free. His past does not define him, but it does decide to give him a wakeup call after years of lying dormant. It’s time to face his demon and make sure, once and for all, it never comes back into his life. All the while protecting the one and only he’s loved for longer than he should.

Two people tied together by their pasts. Two people searching for vengeance. Will the retribution they seek tear them apart, or bring them together? In the end, justice will be served … the Ravage MC way.


** Bound by Vengeance (Ravage MC Bound Series Book Three) is a standalone full-length novel. You do not have to read the Ravage MC series nor Bound Series to follow this book, but if you’d like to see where it all started, you really should. **











©Ryan Michele 2017
Unedited and Subject to Change

Prologue


The gun is steady in my hand, the weight of it not giving me a bit of comfort. The cold of the metal, the unforgiving of its mold matches the way I feel inside. Hardened steel, molded and made by the hands of men, the firearm gives me no fear and only feeds the burning in my soul for retribution.
Aiming it at him, thoughts of how I got to this place rush through me. The choices that were stripped, the consequences of actions and life that was altered and changed forever. All of it weighs heavy on me, but my strong shoulders hold it.
Being a warrior is in my blood carried through me from my parents. Eye for an eye is our motto and they would expect nothing less from me.
The blood pumping through my veins was once a life source. Now, my sole focus, and the fury that courses through me is fueled with every beat of my heart by vengeance. 
He looks up at me, eyes blank.
“Bye, Ryker.”
Without a second thought, or a moment of hesitation, I pull the trigger.







Ryan Michele found her passion in making fictional characters come to life. She loves being in an imaginative world where anything is possible and has a knack for special twists readers don’t see coming.
She writes MC, Contemporary, Erotic, Paranormal, New Adult, Inspirational, and many more romances. And whether it’s bikers, wolf shifters, mafia, or beyond, Ryan spends her time making sure her heroes are strong and her heroines match them at every turn.
When she isn’t writing, Ryan is a mom and wife living in rural Illinois and reading by her pond in the warm sun.
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