Wednesday, December 31, 2014

**SPOTLIGHT, EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY** An Affair Downstairs by Sherri Browning

 
 
 
 
 
An Affair Downstairs
Author: Sherri Browning
Series: Thornbrook Park
ISBN: 978-1-4022-8682-7
Pubdate: 1/6/2015
 
The attraction of the forbidden cannot be suppressed…
Lady Alice Emerson is entirely unsatisfied with the endless stream of boring suitors her family finds appropriate. She wants something more. Something daring. Something real. Each tiresome new suitor only serves to further inflame Lady Alice’s combustible attraction to Thornbrook Park’s rugged, manly estate manager, Logan Winthrop. Despite Logan’s stubborn attempts to avoid her, Lady Alice is irresistible, and so is the forbidden desire exploding between them…
If you’re a fan of Downton Abbey, don’t miss the fascinating Edwardian world of Thornbrook Park.


 
Sherri Browning writes historical and contemporary romance fiction, sometimes with a paranormal twist. She is the author of critically acclaimed classic mash-ups Jane Slayreand Grave Expectations. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, Sherri has lived in western Massachusetts and Greater Detroit Michigan, but is now settled with her family in Simsbury, Connecticut. Find her online at www.sherribrowningerwin.com.
 
 
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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

**RELEASE DAY** Acquiesce by Cory Cyr




 

 Acquiesce
Author: Cory Cyr
Release Date: December 30, 2014


****18+ due to adult language and explicit sexual content*****
 
Caspian Vance~former child prodigy, now an accomplished professor of human sexuality at twenty-six has it all—an IQ that's off the charts, a stellar career at which he excels, and the drop-dead looks and body that make women spontaneously combust with lust.
 
He's been studying sex and women's behavior since he was sixteen. When it comes to the science of human lust and the rewards of sexual pursuits, he has all the answers.
 
There's one thing he knows for sure: "love" has nothing to do with it.
Sex is a basic, primal human need—love is an unstable, emotional complication. Both are present in a person, but completely unrelated. His own world of logic and fact accepts this truth and now. . .
 
He's going to prove it.
 
When Cass takes a sabbatical to research his theory in order to write his third book, he enlists the help of a former lover and now owner of the world's most exotic and secretive male brothel catering strictly to wealthy older women. On this remote Caribbean island, he uses his keen sense of observation and research to prove "love" is merely a series of chemical reactions in the human brain—nothing more.
 
Nicola Barrington~ had the perfect life, married to her soul mate.Ten years into her one and only relationship, her idyllic world is shattered by the death of her beloved husband. The loss of her "one true love" sends her into seclusion where she spends the next eleven years pining for the man she still loves.
 
The beautiful heiress, stays hidden away, her only connection to the outside world being being the hired help and her two close friends. Her friends know Nic has much to live for and are eager to see her find love again. . . and if not love, they would settle for her rediscovering the throes of lust.
 
As her 40th birthday approaches, her two friends succeed in coaxing her out of her emotionally safe haven to celebrate with a trip to an exclusive resort known for "restoring an older woman's brilliant, inner glow."
 
Caspian’s superiority and logic combined with Nic's innocence and melancholy are on an imminent collision course. Sometimes even a genius has a hard time figuring out a woman.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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**SPOTLIGHT, EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY** Hungry like the Wolf by Paige Tyler



 
 
Hungry Like the Wolf
 (SWAT, #1)
Author: Paige Tyler
ISBN: 9781492608479
Pubdate: January 6th, 2015
INTRODUCING SWAT: SPECIAL WOLF ALPHA TEAM
 
 
They’re tight
They’re on target
They’re as alpha as men can get
 
The Dallas SWAT team is hiding one helluva secret…they’re a pack of wolf shifters.
The team of elite sharpshooters is ultra-secretive—and also the darlings of Dallas. This doesn’t sit well with investigative journalist Mackenzie Stone. They must be hiding something…and she’s determined to find out what.
Keeping Mac at a distance proves impossible for SWAT team commander Gage Dixon. She’s smart, sexy, and makes him feel alive for the first time in years. But she’s getting dangerously close to the truth—and perilously close to his heart...
Paige Tyler is the USA Today bestselling author of sexy, romantic fiction. Paige writes books about hunky alpha males and the kickbutt heroines who fall in love with them. Visit www.paigetylertheauthor.com. She and her very own military hero (aka her husband) live on the Florida coast with their adorable dog.
 
 
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Monday, December 29, 2014

**SPOTLIGHT, EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY** Secrets of a Scandalous Heiress by Theresa Romain

 
 
 
 
 
Secrets of a Scandalous Heiress
(The Matchmaker Trilogy, #3)
Author: Theresa Romain
ISBN: 978-1-4022-8405-2
Pubdate: January 6th, 2015
 
 
One good proposition deserves another…
 
Heiress Augusta Meredith can’t help herself—she stirs up gossip wherever she goes. A stranger to Bath society, she pretends to be a charming young widow, until sardonic, darkly handsome Joss Everett arrives from London and uncovers her charade.
Augusta persuades Joss to keep her secret in exchange for a secret of his own. Weaving their way through the treacherous pitfalls of a polite world only too eager to expose and condemn them, they begin to see that being true to themselves is not so bad…as long as they’re true to each other…

 
Historical romance author Theresa Romain pursued an impractical education that allowed her to read everything she could get her hands on. She then worked for universities and libraries, where she got to read even more. Eventually she started writing, too. She lives with her family in the Midwest.
 
 
 
 
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Saturday, December 27, 2014

**AUTHOR INTERVIEW** Ryan Mark - Tremor

 
 
 
Hey all, hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and got spoilt rotten with books! ^_^
Today we have author Ryan Mark on the blog. He was kind enough to answer a few questions and share with us his book, Tremor. So after checking out the post make sure to add this one to your TBR list on goodreads.
 
A review will be coming in the next few weeks so keep an eye out for that. ^_^
 
 
 
 
 
Tremor
By Ryan Mark
 
ISBN-1906954836
 
 
The life William knew has gone. His world has been left devastated by the Fossil War. All major governments have been wiped out and the land is now under the control of the company Terrafall. Although Terrafall's intentions seem honest, William wonders if the company will live up to its promises and stop the tremors, which have been plaguing the Earth since the end of the war. And can Terrafall really find out who is behind the recent wave of abductions?
 
When someone close to William disappears, he decides it's time to take matters into his own hands. But in a land that is on the verge of tearing itself apart, is it a life worth fighting for? If your world was falling apart, how far would YOU go to save it?
 
 
 
 
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Wolf's Capture by Eve Langlais



Wolf's Capture
By Eve Langlais


She might think she’s captured the wolf, but in the end, he’ll take her heart.
 
Brody is a soldier who misses the excitement of the military and its missions. He retired to work as clan beta in Kodiak Point. Talk about boring, until he’s captured by a foreign enemy.
 
Him, a prisoner?
 
Not for long. This wolf will do anything in order to get away–even if it involves seduction.
 
First step in plotting his escape: pretend interest in a woman. But Layla isn’t just any woman. She’s special.
 
Not human. Not shifter. He doesn’t know what this exotic lady is other than his.
 
A prisoner for years, Layla isn’t sure what to make of the enemy who shares a cell with her. He promises her hope, but that would involve trust. Despite her doubts, she can’t help but be drawn to him. Unacceptable which means she does her best to drive him nuts.
 
Working together, can they escape the clutches of the enemy?
 
And do they dare fall in love?
 
Welcome to Kodiak Point, where the wildlife might wear clothes, but animal instinct rules the heart.
 

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Friday, December 26, 2014

**NERD BOOK BLAST** Angel Burn by L.A. Weatherly

 
 
 
Angel Burn
By L.A. Weatherly
 
 
They're out for your soul.
And they don't have heaven in mind...
Willow knows she's different from other girls, and not just because she loves tinkering with cars. Willow has a gift. She can look into the future and know people's dreams and hopes, their sorrows and regrets, just by touching them. She has no idea where this power comes from.
But the assassin, Alex, does. Gorgeous, mysterious Alex knows more about Willow than Willow herself does. He knows that her powers link to dark and dangerous forces and that he's one of the few humans left who can fight them. When Alex finds himself falling in love with his sworn enemy, he discovers that nothing is as it seems; least of all good and evil.

 


 

 
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lee Weatherly was born in 1967 and grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. She lives with her husband in Hampshire, England, where she writes, goes on walks, tries out new recipes and has a cat named Bernard.

L.A. Weatherly is the pseudonym for Lee Weatherly. You can follow her on Twitter at @LA_Weatherly
 
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Thursday, December 25, 2014

OUR TOP 5 FAVOURITE BOOKS OF 2014

 
 
Hey Book Lovers, today Renee and I are sharing with you our top 5 favourite books of 2014. Each one has left it's mark on us and we'd love for you all to discover what we have. ^_^
 
 
 
 
 
Stacey's top 5 6
 
These were hard choices, there have been so many amazing books this year. After lots of deliberation, here's my top 5, I mean 6. ^_^
 
 
6. Seeress (Runes, #3) by Ednah Walters
 
 
I love Torin St. James...
I need his strength…
But someone from his past wants me dead.


Raine Cooper is certain of two things: her love for Torin St. James and her destiny to be a powerful seeress. But when she starts having premonitions, they are unclear and disturbing. Worse, they involve Torin. With her mother gone, her father dying, and her best friend in Hel, she is not sure who to talk to.

But when the visions become more personal and she foresees her future with Torin threatened by someone from his past, Raine becomes desperate for answers. Just her luck two new students arrive at her school and they seem to have answers. When with them, her powers are enhanced and her visions become clear. There is only one problem: Torin forbids Raine to see the two girls.

Can their love survive without trust?
 
 
 
 
 
 
5. First Debt (Indebted, #2) by Pepper Winters
 
 
“You say I’ll never own you. If I win—you willingly give me that right. You sign not only the debt agreement, but another—one that makes me your master until your last breath is taken. You do that, and I’ll give you this.”

Nila Weaver’s family is indebted. Stolen, taken, and bound not by monsters but by an agreement written over six hundred years ago, she has no way out.

She belongs to Jethro as much as she denies it.

Jethro Hawk’s patience is running out. His inheritance gift tests, challenges, and surprises him—and not in good ways. He hasn’t leashed her but he thinks he might’ve found a way to bind her forever.

Debts are mounting. Payment waiting.
 
 

 

 *REVIEW IN PROGRESS**
 
 
 
4. A Little Faith (Ocean Beach, #1) by Emma James
 
 
Faith was nearly fifteen when her life was torn apart, she sheltered herself from knowing anything about that fateful day.

Six years later she is older and stronger and has decided to confront this sexy brotherhood of hot men she ignored for her own survival.

Harley, Keanu, Text, Levi and Retro will reveal to Faith all is not what it seems and she will discover the level of strength these friends possess.

She will come to realize the secrets they have all been shielding her from in humorous and emotional ways.

Faith isn’t going back to Dallas in a hurry, not until she can help those that need her the most.

This is a story of new beginnings, a strong brotherhood of sexy guys and a love that has been lost along the way. It is a story with twists and surprises that will tug at your heart as well as make you laugh.

Humor is a weapon that can only last so long until life peels the layers back and what is underneath and hurting shows through.

Faith wasn’t there for them when they needed her, but she damn well will make sure she is now.

Welcome to Ocean Beach.

Sometimes you just have to have A Little Faith.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3. Demons at Deadnight (Divinicus Nex Chronicles, #1)
by A&E Kirk
 
 
For seventeen-year-old Aurora Lahey, survival is a lifestyle.

DEMONIC DESTINY
Aurora has the crappiest superpower on the planet. And it's just unleashed a hit squad from hell. Demons are on the hunt, salivating to carve her carcass into confetti.

CHARISMATIC KILLERS
The Hex Boys--mysterious, hunky, and notorious for their trails of destruction--have the answers Aurora needs to survive. But their overload of deadly secrets and suspicious motives makes trusting them a potentially fatal move.

LETHAL ALLIES
The battle to save her family, herself, and stop demonic domination may cost Aurora everything worth living for, and force her to reveal her own dark secrets. But no worries. She needs the Hex Boys to pull this off, and, chances are, teaming up with these guys will get her killed anyway.
 


 
 
 
2. The One (The Selection, #3) By Kiera Cass
 
 
The time has come for one winner to be crowned.

When she was chosen to compete in the Selection, America never dreamed she would find herself anywhere close to the crown—or to Prince Maxon's heart. But as the end of the competition approaches, and the threats outside the palace walls grow more vicious, America realizes just how much she stands to lose—and how hard she'll have to fight for the future she wants.
 
 
 
 
I was so emotional about this book that the only thing I wrote down for review was...What a perfect ending to an amazing series! I'm gonna wake up with puffy eyes lol they haven't stopped leaking for about 5 chapters. :-)

 
 
1. Talon (Talon, #1) By Julie Kagawa
 
 
Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they're positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.

Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.

Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon's newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey: and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember's bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him: and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.
 
 
 
 

 
Well, that's my top 5 favourite reads of 2014. Each one had me completely hooked. I recommend adding each one to your TBR lists, trust me, it'll be so worth it!! I look forward to discovering more new and exciting books in 2015. ^_^
 
 
 
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Renee's Top 5

 
In no particular order...
 


 5. Barely Undercover (Legal Heat, #2)
by Sarah Castille
 
 
"With passion at full throttle, there's no turning back."

When private investigator Lana Parker follows a dangerous biker into an underground sex club, James Hunter is the last man she expects to see. But there he is, all dark looks and chiseled charms, ready to break her heart all over again.

Danger is the name of the game for an undercover cop. And the last thing James wants is for the fiery beauty to come anywhere near the notorious biker gang he's trying to take down. Yet Lana has no intention of giving up her case, which means he'll have to keep her close to keep her safe. A risky proposition-especially when their blazing sexual chemistry reignites an unforgettable passion.

But when a dark terror emerges from the past, Lana goes on the run...and James gives up everything to save her. Backed into a corner, Lana must face her fears, including the one thing that frightens her most...her overwhelming feelings for the man whose searing glance sparks her most hidden desires, the man she should not trust, but cannot resist.

Warning: The book contains violence, explicit sex, light bondage, heavy swearing, motorcycle sexytimes, bad-ass biker naughtytimes, and an exceptionally hot hero who will get down and dirty anywhere but under the covers.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4. Beautiful Oblivion (The Maddox Brothers, #1)
by Jamie McGuire
 
 
Fiercely independent Camille "Cami" Camlin gladly moved on from her childhood before it was over. She has held down a job since before she could drive, and moved into her own apartment after her freshman year of college. Now tending bar at The Red Door, Cami doesn’t have time for much else besides work and classes, until a trip to see her boyfriend is cancelled, leaving her with a first weekend off in almost a year.

Trenton Maddox was the king of Eastern State University, dating co-eds before he even graduated high school. His friends wanted to be him, and women wanted to tame him, but after a tragic accident turned his world upside down, Trenton leaves campus to come to grips with the crushing guilt.

Eighteen months later, Trenton is living at home with his widower father, and works full-time at a local tattoo parlor to help with the bills. Just when he thinks his life is returning to normal, he notices Cami sitting alone at a table at The Red.

As the baby sister of four rowdy brothers, Cami believes she’ll have no problem keeping her new friendship with Trenton Maddox strictly platonic. But when a Maddox boy falls in love, he loves forever—even if she is the only reason their already broken family could fall apart.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3. In Your Corner (Redemption, #2)
by Sarah Castille
 
 
He rules in the ring

Two years ago, Jake and Amanda were going hot and heavy. But when Jake wanted more, Amanda walked away. Jake immersed himself in mixed martial arts, living life on the edge. But that didn't dull the pain of Amanda's rejection-until a chance encounter throws them together.

A high-powered lawyer, Amanda was a no-strings-attached kind of girl. But two years after her breakup with Jake, she still hasn't found anyone who gets her heart pumping the way he did. And then he shows up in her boardroom, hot as sin and needing help...

But can he rule her heart?

Jake is darker, sexier, and impossible to resist. As their chemistry builds, Amanda's not sure if she can stay in control, or if she's finally willing to let him claim her body and soul.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
 
 
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife's head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media--as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents--the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter--but is he really a killer?
As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn't do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. The Playboys Princess by Joy Fulcher
 
 
What do a Hollywood playboy and a Disney Princess have in common? Not a lot, but they can fake it.

Jade Pratt is living a tough life, surviving paycheck to paycheck by working at Disneyland. She'd like nothing more than to be swept off her feet by her own Prince Charming.

Drew Malik is living what appears to be a charmed life: He’s the son of a famous actor and has money, women…anything he could want. But he's burning out in a life filled with booze and one night stands. When he finds out his trust fund is blocked until he either turns thirty or gets married, his friends plot to rescue him by placing an ad in the paper to find him a bride -- fast.

When Jade answers the ad, the pair meet up and agree to an arrangement that will solve both their problems. But when their fake marriage elicits real feelings and real problems, they're both forced to re-evaluate their deal.

Happily ever after was never the intention...but what if it's their destiny?
 
 

 

So that's our favourite books of 2014. What are your fave reads for this year? We'd love for you to tell us. ^_^


Merry Christmas from us here at Sassy Book Lovers, we hope you all have a fantastic Christmas and that Santa brings you all loads and loads of new books!
We look forward to sharing more amazing books with you in 2015. ^_^
 
 
Happy Reading!!
 
 
 
MERRY CHRISTMAS


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

OUR TOP 5 FAVOURITE BOOK COVERS OF 2014



Hey Book Lovers, today Renee and I are sharing our top 5 favourite book covers of 2014. There have been so many amazing covers this year, so there were alot to choose from.
 
 
 
 
Stacey's Top 5 6
 
This was really hard, but after alot of thought here are my choices... oh, I have 6 cause I had to add one more... lol ^_^
 
 
6. Alienated (Alienated, #1)
 by Melissa Landers
 
 
There was just something that captured me about this cover, I had my top 5 and saw this and just had to add it. I seriously just love it!!!!
 
 
 
 
 
5. Captivate (Submerged Sun, #1)
by Vanessa Garden
 
 
This is such a gorgeous under water themed cover. I just fell in love with it straight away and believe me, it's even more beautiful in person. ^_^
 
 
 
 
 
4. Queen of Zombie Hearts
(The White Rabbit Chronicles, #3)
by Gena Showalter
 

 
 
I cannot get enough of the covers in this series, they just keep getting better and better. As you can see there are two simular covers for this book. I ordered my copy from the book depository so I have the one on the left. The right cover is the Australian cover and believe me I was kicking myself that I didn't get that one instead, in person it really pops out at you. But they both a absolutely gorgeous covers, and amazing reads!!
 
 
 
 
 
3. The One (The Selection, #3)
by Kiera Cass
 
 
 
 
There are also two different covers for this book. I love both but I lean more towards the blue background, it just yells buy me! lol. I'm a sucker for a gorgeous dress cover and this whole series has just brilliant ones. Also, a must read series!!
 
 
 
 
 
2. Wicked (A Wicked Saga, #1)
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
 
 
Ever since I first layed eyes on this cover, I've wanted to read this book. I'm hoping Santa will leave this baby under the tree for me. ^_^
 
 
 
 
 
1. Waterfall (Teardrop, #2)
by Lauren Kate
 

 
 
So I just noticed today that they've got another cover for Waterfall. I bought this a few weeks ago and have the cover on the right, it's definitely my favourite from the two. The picture doesn't do it justice (you can click on the picture to enlarge it), it is simply a gorgeous cover and my fave for 2014.
 
 
 
So there's my top 6 favourite covers for this year. I still can't believe we're almost finished 2014, this year has simply flown by.
 
 
 
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Renee's Top 5
 
 In no particular order....
 
 
 
5. The Winners Curse (The Winners Trilogy, #1)
by Marie Rutkoski
 
 
 
 



4. Ignite Me (Shatter Me, #3)
by Tahereh Mafi
 
 
 
 
 
 
3. A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird, #1)
by Claudia Gray
 
 
 
 
 
 
2. Beautiful Oblivion (The Maddox Brothers, #1)
by Jamie McGuire
 
 
 
 
 
 
1. Infinite (Newsoul, #3)
by Jodi Meadows
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Well that's both our fave covers of 2014. What are your top 5 fave covers for 2014, we'd love for you to share with us. ^_^
 
Tomorrow we'll be sharing our top 5 favourite reads for 2014, so if you have a chance pop on over and check them out.  Happy Christmas Eve!
 
 
Happy Reading!!!
 

 

Beautiful Collision Blog Tour - Excerpt & Giveaway




Hey all, welcome to our stop on the Beautiful Collision Review tour. Today we have a promo post, due to a house full of children and Christmas I'm a little behind in my reading. I'll have my review up after Christmas so keep an eye out. ^_^



Beautiful Collision
Author: T.G. Ayer
Release Date: Dec 10, 2014
Published by: Infinite Ink Books
Genre: Contemporary


Eighteen year old Gray McAllister is on the run. Leaving her dangerous past behind her is easier said than done, even when she finds herself at last able to forge a new life for herself.

But then the planets align and Gray finds herself bumping into super-hot Thane Blackwell. Drooling over him from afar is safe but that's only until she is forced to look after Thane while he recovers from surgery.

Being holed up in her apartment is a bad bad idea. Can Gray control the fire that Thane seems light inside her, or will she give in to her deepest desires. Can Thane achieve his goal without hurting Gray in the process?

The stakes are impossibly high, but love and lies don't play nice with each other. Will Gray's past catch up with her first? Or will Thane's own secrets explode and tear them apart?



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