Monday, October 29, 2018

[Cover Reveal] AT THE MOUNTAIN'S EDGE by Genevieve Graham


I have something super exciting to share with you all today...it's the cover for Genevieve Graham's next book, AT THE MOUNTAIN'S EDGE, and I also have the link to her fabulous new website!!!

Without further ado, here's the gorgeous cover! Let us know what you think!!! :D

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AT THE MOUNTAIN'S EDGE by Genevieve Graham
Release Date: April 2, 2019
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

SYNOPSIS

From bestselling author Genevieve Graham comes a sweeping new historical novel of love, tragedy, and redemption set during the height of the Klondike Gold Rush.

In 1897, the discovery of gold in the desolate reaches of the Yukon has the world abuzz with excitement, and thousands of prospectors swarm to the north seeking riches the likes of which have never been seen before.

For Liza Peterson and her family, the gold rush is a chance for them to make a fortune by moving their general store business from Vancouver to Dawson City, the only established town in the Yukon. For Constable Ben Turner, a recent recruit of the North-West Mounted Police, upholding the law in a place overrun with guns, liquor, prostitutes, and thieves is an opportunity to escape a dark past and become the man of integrity he has always wanted to be. But the long, difficult journey over icy mountain passes and whitewater rapids is much more treacherous than Liza or Ben imagined, and neither is completely prepared for the forbidding north.

As Liza’s family nears the mountain’s peak, a catastrophe strikes with fatal consequences, and not even the NWMP can help. Alone and desperate, Liza finally reaches Dawson City, only to find herself in a different kind of peril. Meanwhile, Ben, wracked with guilt over the accident on the trail, sees the chance to make things right. But just as love begins to grow, new dangers arise, threatening to separate the couple forever.

Inspired by history as rich as the Klondike’s gold, At the Mountain’s Edge is an epic tale of romance and adventure about two people who must let go of the past not only to be together, but also to survive.
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Check out Genevieve's all new website at www.GenevieveGraham.com!

Her website has been totally redone and as time passes, she plans to add more and more to the "Beyond the Books" page! So far it already has some deleted chapters from her books, but she plans for it include historical information and such, so it's sure to be something extremely fun for historical fiction fans!


About Genevieve Graham

Genevieve Graham graduated from the University of Toronto in 1986 with a degree in music, never planning to write books. She met the love of her life in a chairlift lineup in Banff and subsequently moved to Calgary where the couple lived for 17 years and raised two beautiful daughters. She began writing in 2007, just before the family moved to Nova Scotia. Her first three novels, Under the Same SkySound of the Heart, and Somewhere to Dream, were international bestsellers published by Penguin US. Graham is passionate about historical adventure, runs an editing business, teaches piano, and raises very silly chickens. She lives just outside Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Connect with Genevieve: Goodreads | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Website




Finally, I'll leave you with this wonderful gif for AT THE MOUNTAIN'S EDGE


I don't know about you all...but I can't wait to get my hands on this book! The cover is stunning, and the description has me super excited to see what Genevieve has come up with! ;)

Who else loves Genevieve's new website and can't wait to read AT THE MOUNTAIN'S EDGE?

Friday, October 26, 2018

[CRUSHING ON THE COP Blog Tour] Review + Excerpt


Crushing on the Cop
(Blue Collar Brothers #2)
By Piper Rayne
Release Day: Oct. 25, 2018

DESCRIPTION

Cristian Bianco has two things against him—he’s a police officer and he’s a police officer in the 18th District…meaning my dad is his boss.

Growing up as the Commander’s daughter and having his magnifying glass focused on everything I did was more than I could handle.

Now, I’m out on my own, living by my own rules. Well, mostly. The ‘job’ I created for myself has me in some hot water and my exit strategy isn’t exactly working out how I’d hoped.

Which is why when my best friend bids on Cristian for me at a charity bachelor auction, I’m not having it. A man in blue is only going to be one thing for me—a problem.

Except after his brother starts dating my best friend he becomes harder to ignore. The eight-pack abs. The sense of style only a girl like me can appreciate. The way he puts his family first. It all adds up to make him one irresistible prospect and has me wondering if he knows how to use those handcuffs the right way—by locking my wrists to his headboard.

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REVIEW

I've said it before and I'll keep saying it every single time that I review one of their books, but I absolutely LOVE Piper and Rayne's books! The stories, the characters, the writing...I think everything is fabulous and I always eagerly wait for the release of their books! The Blue Collar Brothers series has probably been my most anticipated out of all their series though! Ever since we met the Bianco brothers back in the Bedrooms Games series I've been super excited and eager to see them all find love! I adored Mauro and Maddie's story in Flirting with Fire...and I was sooooo excited to get Cristian and Vanessa's story next...and let me tell you...it. did. not. disappoint! 

One of my favourite things about Piper Rayne's books is the fact that they always set up trilogies where the characters' stories tie in with each other. I love that I continue to see the characters as their friends (or in the Bianco brothers' case: siblings) also find love...I'm an absolute sucker for cameos and group dynamics in my romance books, so the fact that they do this so well is something that I love every single time. It makes the story even better and it means that I don't have to let the characters go right away, too! I also love that in later series, some of their couples from previous books will make cameos, too. ;) 

So...obviously I loved that I got to see more of Mauro and Maddie in CRUSHING ON THE COP...but let's be real here, I was really the most excited to get to see more of Cristian and Vanessa! I love all of the Bianco brothers, and I really love the three girlfriends in this series, too, but I loved that in CRUSHING ON THE COP we got to see beneath Cristian's stoic and strong front...we got to see him be vulnerable, honest, and open with Vanessa and I loved that! I also loved seeing Vanessa's growth! She was so closed off at the beginning of the story and seeing her open up to Cris was amazing...and we finally learned her secret! It defintely wasn't what I expected, but I loved that Piper and Rayne were able to surprise me...and all of the conflicts in this book were wrapped up in a really realistic way, which I freaking loved! Too often in romance everything is all drama, drama, drama, but in this one the relationship was so real and I genuinely enjoyed seeing Cris and Van challenge each other, and I loved the chemistry between them--it was super sizzling! 

Along with Cristian and Vanessa's fabulous chemistry, I loved all of the other dynamics in this story! The friends and siblings were wonderful together and I loved their interactions! I also loved seeing all of the family dynamics! I love seeing all of the Biancos together...especially all of their scenes with Ma, and I really loved seeing Vanessa's relationship with her dad shift by the end of the story. :) Then of course, I also loved seeing the guys at work! In the first book we got to see the firefighters in action, and in this one we got to see Cris interact with his partner and some of the other cops in the precinct. It was pretty neat to see, and it definitely has me intrigued and hoping that we'll be getting some of the Bianco brothers' coworkers in some of Piper Rayne's future novels. ;)

Overall, I absolutely loved CRUSHING ON THE COP! I loved Cristian and Vanessa so much, and am extremely excited for the final book in this trilogy: ENGAGED TO THE EMT. Lauren and Luca have the whole hate-to-love thing going on and I'm super here for that! I'd highly recommend this series (and any other Piper Rayne book!) to anyone who love rom-coms, especially if you're a fan of steamy stories with a lot of heart! ;)


EXCERPT

     “Not on duty tonight, officer?” I insert sarcasm into my tone because being a bitch will make it easier for him to keep his distance.

     “Well, Miss Flanagan, I’m off for two days if you’re wondering.”

     I step away from the keg allowing the lingering guys who are talking about hockey a chance to fill their cups.

     “That leaves me open for that date.” He cocks an eyebrow.

     My head falls back in defeat. “There is no date. You have a pass. Most guys would love the chance to get out of a date with the person who wins them at an auction.”

     He sips his beer. “I’m not most guys.”

     I sip my beer and don’t respond. He’s right. He’s not most guys. Most guys don’t look like he does. That or I’ve been hanging around the wrong places.

     “Some might say that most women would love to go on a date with a police officer.”

     “I’m not most women.”

     He laughs. One that heats my insides and makes him even more attractive. I know I’m going to be visualizing him the next time I pull out my Unicorn Cock vibrator, but I’ll deal like I always do.

     “I agree,” he says when he finishes laughing.

     “Perfect. Then it’s a deal. No date.” I smile and turn on my heel heading toward the bonfire.

     “Whoa.” His hand gently grabs my arm.

     I spin back around.

     “You know that’s not what I was saying. Come on, Vanessa. I need your dad off my back. One date. It’s not going to kill anyone.”

     I purse my lips, trying to figure out how I’m going to get him to let this topic go. I’ve had one police officer dictating my entire life already, I don’t need another.

     “Just lie,” I say with a shrug.

     His strong shoulders sag a bit and he shoots me a look like ‘give me a break.’ His eyes are those of an innocent man who probably always does the right thing. I’m doing him a favor keeping him at arm’s length.

     “Fine,” I say when the silence stretches out.

     He smiles.

     I hold a finger up into the air. “You do one thing tonight that you’d never normally do and I’ll go out with you.” I smirk. Let’s see Mr. Squeaky Clean take me up on that offer. I’m picturing my victory already.

     “What?” He screws his face up then sips his beer.

     I cross my arms around my middle, waiting for him to say no way so that I can move on. “You heard me. One spontaneous thing. Here. Tonight.”

     “Like what?” he asks, his eyes scanning the area around us that I now realize is quickly emptying out. Half these people probably have babysitters to get home to.

     I shrug. “That’s for you to decide.”

     His forehead bunches. “What do you want me to do? Jump over the fire or some shit like that?”

     “I’d prefer if you didn’t end up in the emergency room, so no, I don’t expect you to jump over a roaring fire. That would ruin Maddie and Mauro’s night.”

     A pissed off look crosses his face and he downs most of his beer.

     “That’s it, let’s go, Cris. It’s two against two and I need a guy.” Luca, Cristian’s little brother, twirls a soccer ball on his finger as he steps up to us. Lauren follows behind with a girl I don’t recognize.

     “What?” Cristian glares over at his brother. “I’m not playing soccer tonight in the pitch dark.”
     He has a point.

     “Come on Cris. Lauren says she can score five goals on me.” Luca glances over to Lauren who has a shit-eating grin on her face, and he rolls his eyes.

     Cristian blows out a breath. Lauren saddles up to my side, kicking the soccer ball from Luca’s hands. She does some fancy footwork then kicks the ball in the air before catching it. That girl has coordination I do not.

     “The answer is no. Find Bentley, he’s over there.” He points toward the bonfire.

     Luca must know his brother never does something he doesn’t want to do because he barrels away from us without a word.

     “What’s going on over here?” Lauren asks, walking backward, twirling the soccer ball on one finger like Luca was moments ago.

     “Nothing,” I say.

     “Lauren, what’s the craziest thing I can do tonight?” Cristian hollers out and Lauren’s feet stop, staring at me over his shoulder.

     She knows this game. We play it often. Well, not since college when guys tend to think they can say hello and you’ll be falling all over them. There’s nothing wrong with making them work to impress you a little. It builds character. LOL.

     Lauren being Lauren pretends to think about it. In the past, we’ve had guys shave their heads or their eyebrows, dress in girl’s clothing, striptease with a pair of girl’s panties on. God knows what Lauren’s going to recommend.

     “You’re a smart boy, Bianco. Turn the tables,” she says. “What’s the worst thing you could do to Vanessa tonight?”

     I flip her off. Nice friend I got there. Who wants her?

     A devilish smile creeps onto Cristian’s lips. “Anyone tell you, you’re a fucking genius, Lauren?”
     She laughs. “All the time. Tell your brother for me though.”

     Luca comes over, stealing the soccer ball from her hands, while a guy tripping over his own feet follows behind. The girl and guy standing on the sidelines watching Lauren and Luca argue about who goes first.

     “So, Officer Bianco, what will it be?” I cock a hip and a brow.

     “Maybe a date with you isn’t worth the embarrassment?” He steps closer and I back up an inch, unease setting in as his demeanor grows more confident and sure.

     I shrug. “That’s fine. I’m happy to split ways now.”

     He takes another giant step forward and sips the remaining beer from his cup, tossing it down to the grass, his gaze intense and set on whatever he’s about to do.

     “What are you doing?” I ask, my voice weaker than I’d prefer.

     We’re chest to chest now because he’s taken me by surprise and I forgot to flee with his approach. Okay and maybe his eyes mesmerized me. A little. Not much.

     “I’m going to do the one thing I didn’t think I’d do tonight.” His voice has dropped an octave and we’re alone in the darkness of the forest now where the warmth of the bonfire has disappeared. A cold chill runs across my cheeks until Cristian’s hands land on either side of my face. “I’m going to kiss you.”

     His lips fall to mine. Did I say it was cold? It’s not. It’s warm. Cristian’s mouth on mine steals the chill from my body. I should knee him in the balls or at least push him away, but I don’t. Instead, my lips betray me and move in time with his. I wrap my arms around his neck and I rise to my tiptoes, kissing him back.

     His arms cradle me flush against his body, his tongue exploring mine and under the canopy of the forest, away from any prying eyes, Cristian Bianco sets my body on fire.

     I love breaking other people’s rules, but I’m not sure about breaking my own.
* I also shared some teaser graphics yesterday for the release day of Crushing on the Cop! You can find them in my post, HERE.*


ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have "Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle" (okay...you caught us, that's our tagline). A little about us... We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We're both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We're both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.

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What do you think?
Does CRUSHING ON THE COP sound like a book you'd enjoy?
At this point, I will read ANYTHING that Piper and Rayne come up with...what about you who are some of your auto-buy authors?

Thursday, October 25, 2018

[Release Day Blitz] CRUSHING ON THE COP (Blue Collar Brothers #2) by Piper Rayne


Woo hoo!!! Exciting news! The second book in Piper Rayne's Blue Collar Brothers series, CRUSHING ON THE COP, is out today!!! 

If you're a fan of sexy, sweet, and funny romance books and you haven't read one of Piper Rayne's books yet then you really do need to check them out! I've absolutely loved every single one of their books that I've read and I think that the first book in this series, FLIRTING WITH FIRE, was probably my top favourite so far! I'm currently reading CRUSHING ON THE COP...and you guys, it is soooooo good!!!! 

Keep on scrolling for the book descriptions, buy links, and some sexy teasers! ;)


CRUSHING ON THE COP
Blue Collar Brothers Book 2
BY: PIPER RAYNE 

Release Date: October 25, 2018!

AVAILABLE NOW!
Cristian Bianco has two things against him—he’s a police officer and he’s a police officer in the 18th District…meaning my dad is his boss.

Growing up as the Commander’s daughter and having his magnifying glass focused on everything I did was more than I could handle.

Now, I’m out on my own, living by my own rules. Well, mostly. The ‘job’ I created for myself has me in some hot water and my exit strategy isn’t exactly working out how I’d hoped.

Which is why when my best friend bids on Cristian for me at a charity bachelor auction, I’m not having it. A man in blue is only going to be one thing for me—a problem.

Except after his brother starts dating my best friend he becomes harder to ignore. The eight-pack abs. The sense of style only a girl like me can appreciate. The way he puts his family first. It all adds up to make him one irresistible prospect and has me wondering if he knows how to use those handcuffs the right way—by locking my wrists to his headboard.

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TEASERS

If that description and sexy cover hasn't sold you yet, check out these fantastic teasers! 

(Hot Tip: If you want to see these teasers even bigger, just present the ctrl/command key (depending on if you're a PC or Mac person, respectively) and right click to open them up in a new tab in all their full size glory! ;D)



ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have "Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle" (okay...you caught us, that's our tagline). A little about us... We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We're both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We're both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.

Connect with Piper Rayne:


Join our newsletter and get 2 FREE BOOKS!
 - http://bit.ly/2tsNcpP 


Be one of our unicorns: http://bit.ly/2snaBtK


What do you think?
Is anyone else a bigtime Piper Rayne fangirl? ;)
Is CRUSHING ON THE COP on your TBR?

Thursday, October 11, 2018

[Release Day Blitz] PLAYER by Staci Hart




Player, an all-new sexy, standalone romantic comedy from Staci Hart, is LIVE!

I should have known it was only a game.


I should have known he was too good to be true.

He’s nothing but a player...

He’s a player.

He plays the bass with expert fingers. He plays women with intoxicating charm. And he’ll play me with the ease of a virtuoso.

Who better to teach me to play than the master himself?

I’m his model student, front row, pencil sharp. Pick up lines? I’ve got them. Free drinks? By the dozen. Kissing? Let me grab my chapstick.

But the most valuable lesson I’ve learned is that there’s so much I don’t know. Like why his touch sets off a chain reaction straight to my nethers. Or how I’m certain each kiss is the best I’ll ever have, until the moment his lips take mine again.

There’s so much I don’t know.

Like the fact that I’m only a bet.

But we are what we are. He’s a player, through and through.

And I’m the fool who fell in love with him.
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About the Author

STACI HART has been a lot of things up to this point in her life -- a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can't forget that. She's also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She's been a wife, though she's certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She's also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she's been drinking whiskey.

From roots in Houston to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she's not writing, she's reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.

Connect with Staci:

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Ever since I caught a glimpse of the cover for Player, I've been eagerly waiting for it to release...and romance fans, the day is here! Player is out now! 

I'm extremely excited for this book. The cover may have lured me in, but that description sounds fantastic!

Who else can't wait to read Player
Are you picking up your copy today? ;)