Happy Release Day Lexi Ryan! Something Reckless is Out Today!

 

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author
 
Lexi
Ryan
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Adult
Contemporary Romance
 
Release:
December 22, 2014
 
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He talks dirty to me, but I don’t know his name.
 
He wants to tie me up, but I don’t know his face.
 
He turns me on, but I couldn’t point him out in a
crowd.
 
I’ve fallen for an anonymous stranger, and tonight the
anonymity ends. Tonight I want more than typed secrets and texted promises. I
want something reckless. Heat. Passion. The thrill of being entirely possessed.
 
Because I suspect this anonymous stranger isn’t a
stranger at all.
Lizzy Thompson met riverrat69 online through Something
Real, a service promising to deliver meaningful relationships by forbidding its
users to share names or photos until they’ve reached a certain benchmark. She
was looking for love. He was researching an investment. They hit it off. Talked
and flirted, hid behind screen names and cartoon avatars.
 
Now they’re breaking the rules and meeting in person.
But Liz is prepared. She’s picked up hints and followed clues.
 
She’s ninety-percent convinced she’s discovered the
identity of her dirty-talking online friend.
 
She wonders if her ex-lover Sam Bradshaw knows her identity
too.
 
When she rolls the dice on one reckless night, her
chance at something real could crumble.
 
My Review
of Something Reckless
To say that I eagerly anticipate a new release from Lexi Ryan is an understatement.  I couldn’t wait for Liz and Sam’s story.  I have become firmly entrenched in New Hope…it kind of reminds me of how I felt about Dawson’s Creek for the first few seasons…addicted…couldn’t get enough.  Yes, that is definitely dating me and giving my age out to the masses but it was a good comparison.  Back to New Hope and more importantly Sam and Liz.  After reading the Here and Now Series, I felt there was more to Liz.  She seemed to be labeled the pretty twin, not really smart, and everything was easy for her.  We all know that is never the case…the grass is always greener on the other side.  Believe me, I felt for Hannah (Liz’s twin) and loved the Here and Now Series but I couldn’t help but wonder what Lexi had in store for Liz.
 
Liz is looking for love and she is trying online dating.  She has always had a thing for Sam Bradshaw but they can’t seem to get on the same page in the relationship department.  Not to mention, Liz makes another mistake that changes the dynamic of not only her friendship with Sam but others as well.  She meets “River” online and secretly hopes it is Sam because they share an insane amount of chemistry.
 
Sam Bradshaw doesn’t do strings and never makes any promises.  He thought he and Liz may could try dating but it wasn’t in the cards.  The problem for Sam is he can’t stay away from Liz.  She has always been there for him but a little out of his reach…never fully trusting him.  
 
Liz believes she wants to engage in something reckless to take the edge of her life that seems to be on a downward spiral.  Truthfully, she wants what her sister and best friends have…something real.  A guy who cares about her, challenges her and she is passionate about.  Because New Hope is a small town and everybody knows everybody, Liz and Sam are being manipulated by family and friends…everyone’s agenda is not in their best interests.  The dynamics are not simple and they both are keeping secrets. Her past keeps jumping out the ruin what her and Sam could possibly have and they both are having a difficult time letting go and living in the here and now.  The ending is a cliffhanger and honestly, I should have seen it coming but I was so caught up in this fast paced read, I didn’t have time to anticipate it!
 
  Lexi Ryan excels at crafting characters that you identify with and can’t help but love.  I became totally invested in Sam and Liz.  Getting to visit New Hope is like visiting home for me.  This group of friends and family are easy to lose yourself in for hours.  Can’t wait for the conclusion to Sam and Liz’s story.

 

Excerpt
from Something Reckless

“You look amazing in this dress. I’ve been pretending
all night that there’s something I want to do more than get you out of it.”
 
“What would you do with me if you got so lucky?”
 
“I’d keep you up all night, for starters.” He slides a
hand into my hair and traces the side of my neck with his thumb. His groan
rumbles through me. “Tell me what you came here for.”
 
I thought that was pretty clear. “I’m wearing extremely
slutty underwear. What do you think?”
 
His nostrils flare and his breathing goes thready. “I
think I’m going to have to up my game, because now I want to see it.”
 
I have to bite back a smile. “Good,” I say. My heart
thumps out a beat, probably Morse code for please and thank you.
 
“How slutty is this underwear of yours?”
 
I lick my lips. “Oh, it’s damn near whorish.”
 
“Let me see it, Liz.”
 
I lift my chin and prop my hands on my hips.
“Seriously? That’s all the seduction I get? Let me see it?”
 
He steps closer until I have to crane my neck to look
at him, and holy hell he smells good. “What game are we playing here, Rowdy?”
he murmurs against my ear. “Is this the one where we pretend we don’t want each
other and sleep alone . . .” His fingers skim down my shoulder and my eyes
float closed. “Or is it the one where I make you come so hard you scream my
name and tomorrow you act like you want nothing to do with me?”
 
“Are those my only choices?” I ask, but I keep my eyes
closed, focusing on the feel of his rough fingers dancing across my skin. The
truth is, I don’t want to play either game. I’m done playing games when it
comes to Sam. I’m done pretending I don’t want him when I do, and I’m done
pretending our annual one-night stand is enough for me.
 
“Tell me you aren’t going to run away in the morning.
Promise me you won’t shut me out again.”
 
I don’t know what that means, and I’m too scared to
analyze it. My eyes are still closed when he takes my chin in his fingers and
tilts my face up to his, still closed when he brushes his lips over mine and
when I open under him because I’m helpless to this man’s kiss.
 
“Promise me,” he repeats.
 
“I won’t run away.” Then I unzip my dress and let it
fall to the floor in a puddle, and my boldness is rewarded. Sam’s lips part and
his breath escapes him in a rush.
 
He steps back and takes me in. The bra is strapless,
black lace demi-cups that lift my breasts until they threaten to spill out. The
panties—what there is of them—are a thong in matching black lace. Their fine
lace straps sit in a sharp V high on
my hipbones.
 
A ringlet of hair escaped my up-do, and he takes it
between his fingers and twirls it around. I deserve a medal for not melting
right here at his feet.
 
He hooks his index finger under the black bow between
my bra cups. “Did you wear this for me?” His voice is a husky whisper that I
can’t deny.
 
“Yes.”
 
His fingers skim my belly, trace over my hip,
following the lace of my thong behind me to where the straps meet at the small
of my back. My breath catches as he takes the fabric path over the curve of my
tailbone and down, his fingers bringing every nerve ending to life as they
pass. Electric pleasure whips through me.
 
“Fourteen months since I’ve touched you,” he says.
“Fourteen months since I’ve gotten to hear the way you breathe when you’re
turned on, since I’ve gotten to listen to you scream as I make you come. Tell
me you haven’t thought about it.”
 
“I’d be lying.”
 
“Don’t lie,” he says, eyes hot and intense. “Just tell
me you want me.”
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“You
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Bradshaw is a man with a reputation—the kind of reputation that should have me
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to his bed. I won’t be the starry-eyed girl who thinks she can change a man
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About
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author Lexi Ryan’s
novels have been described as intense, emotional, and wickedly sexy. A former
college professor, she now writes full-time from her home in Indiana, where she
lives with her husband, two children, and a neurotic dog. Find her on Facebook
or Twitter to chat about books, TV, and her children’s latest antics.
 

 

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ASA by Jay Crownover Cover Reveal

I am so excited about the cover reveal for Jay Crownover’s ASA! ASA is the sixth and final book in Jay’s Marked Men Series, published by HarperCollins. The Marked Men series is one of my all time favorite and this is the last of our beloved Marked Men.  I have a feeling…he may end up being my favorite!  Check out the hot cover and don’t forget to pre-order your copy today!

 

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About ASA:

Starting over in Denver with a whole new circle of friends and family, Asa Cross struggles with being the man he knows everyone wants him to be and the man he knows he really is. A leopard doesn’t it change its spots and Asa has always been a predator. He doesn’t want to hurt those who love and rely on him, especially one stunning arresting cop who suddenly seems to be interested in him for far more than his penchant for breaking the law. But letting go of old habits is hard, and it’s easy to hit bottom when it’s the place you know best.

Royal Hastings is quickly learning what the bottom looks like after a tragic situation at work threatens not only her career but her partner’s life. As a woman who has only ever had a few real friends she’s trying to muddle through her confusion and devastation all alone. Except she can’t stop thinking about the sexy southern bartender she locked up. Crushing on Asa is the last thing she needs but his allure is too strong to resist. His long criminal record can only hurt her already shaky career and chasing after a guy who has no respect for the law or himself can only end in heartbreak.

A longtime criminal and a cop together just seems so wrong . . . but for Asa and Royal, being wrong together is the only right choice to make.

 

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Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men series. She also introduced the dark and sexy world of The Point that started with BETTER WHEN HE’s BAD and is currently working on her newest series The Saint of Denver. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she’ll settle for writing stories with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs.

 

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Inspire by Cora Carmack: Blog Tour and Book Review

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I am so excited to be able to share with you Cora Carmack’s New Adult Paranormal Novel INSPIRE!  There is nothing this lovely lady can not write about….go out and get this one today!

INSPIRE SYNOPSIS:

Kalliope lives with one purpose.

To inspire.

As an immortal muse, she doesn’t have any other choice. It’s part of how she was made. Musicians, artists, actors—they use her to advance their art, and she uses them to survive. She moves from one artist to the next, never staying long enough to get attached. But all she wants is a different life— a normal one. She’s spent thousands of years living lie after lie, and now she’s ready for something real.

Sweet, sexy, and steady, Wilder Bell feels more real than anything else in her long existence. And most importantly… he’s not an artist. He doesn’t want her for her ability. But she can’t turn off the way she influences people, not even to save a man she might love. Because in small doses, she can help make something beautiful, but her ability has just as much capacity to destroy as it does to create. The longer she stays, the more obsessed Wilder will become. It’s happened before, and it never turns out well for the mortal.

Her presence may inspire genius.

But it breeds madness, too.

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MY REVIEW:

I will be surprised if Ms. Carmack ever writes a book that I don’t enjoy.  This was her first foray into New Adult Paranormal and INSPIRE didn’t disappoint.  For all of us that love mythology, I loved that Cora picked the muses to delve into with Kalliope.   Kalliope and her sisters live among the mortals inspiring artists to hone their crafts and be the best they can be; but her inspiration has a price.  Kalli isn’t allowed to fall in love and stay in a relationship.  Her inspiration in large doses can cause madness and destroy a person’s life.

As I was reading I couldn’t help but feel sorry for Kalli.  Yes, she is immortal, beautiful, easy to love and no “real world” worries but she lives her life as if it is the movie Groundhog Day except the faces change.  Same story, same ending, different players.  It would be sad to know that you start a relationship, watch the person become the best version of themselves, and then know you have to leave for fear of destroying a person.  When Kalli decides she wants more, you don’t blame her one bit.

Enter Wilder….Kalli thinks he is a safe bet.  He is the opposite of her normal artist type.  He wears a suit, has a responsible job and takes care of his mom and little sister.  Wilder is easy on the eyes, smart, loyal to his friends and family and is easy to be around.  He is everything a girl would want in a boyfriend but he is hiding parts of himself from Kalli just as she is hiding her true self from him.  Their relationship develops quickly and they both fall for each other but do they really know each other??  I don’t want to give away what happens but the best way I can describe the ending….utterly shocked.  I honestly didn’t see it coming.  I love endings that trip up your heart and give you a moment’s pause and I am a true glutton for punishment…I love books with no endings…these series are my favorite.  Especially when the ending is heart wrenching!  If you enjoy new adult and paranormal, this is a must buy.  Congrats, Cora!  You knocked it out of the park with this one!

 

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ABOUT THE  AUTHOR

Headshot-3Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She’s done a multitude of things in her life– boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.

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