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New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh kicks off her new Hard Play contemporary romance series with a sizzling story that’ll leave you smiling…

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CHERISH HARD

A Hard Play Novel by Nalini Singh

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh kicks off her new Hard Play contemporary romance series with a sizzling story that’ll leave you smiling…

Sailor Bishop has only one goal for his future – to create a successful landscaping business. No distractions allowed. Then he comes face-to-face and lips-to-lips with a woman who blushes like an innocent… and kisses like pure sin.

Ísa Rain craves a man who will cherish her, aches to create a loving family of her own. Trading steamy kisses with a hot gardener in a parking lot? Not the way to true love. Then a deal with the devil (aka her CEO-mother) makes Ísa a corporate VP for the summer. Her main task? Working closely with a certain hot gardener.

And Sailor Bishop has wickedness on his mind.

As Ísa starts to fall for a man who makes her want to throttle and pounce on him at the same time, she knows she has to choose – play it safe and steady, or risk all her dreams and hope Sailor doesn’t destroy her heart.

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Fuming, Ísa made sure to set the alarm system and lock up. Everyone else was already well into their summer vacation—the sole reason Ísa was here was because she hadn’t been able to work on her lesson plans at home.

Her upstairs neighbor was having repairs done to her bathroom that required banging and hammering.

Not all of it involved nails and wood.

Hopefully the repairs would be finished by now. There was only so much ecstatic orgasmic screaming that a single woman in online-dating purgatory could stand without being driven to violence.

She spotted the tan-colored gardening truck the instant she came down the front steps of the school’s imposing redbrick main building and turned left to head toward her car. The hot gardener had parked it right next to her zippy blue compact. The front of the truck had four doors with tinted windows while the large bed was piled with shovels and other manly tools as well as a huge sack of clippings.

His light brown T-shirt was hanging over the top of the tailgate.

Which meant he was still walking around topless somewhere around here.

“Get in your car, Ísa,” she muttered to herself, well aware what would happen if she came face-to-face with that delicious hunk of manhood. Because while she might’ve conquered her shyness, she knew her limits.

Confronted by a bare-chested man who made her ovaries explode, she’d turn bright pink, lose her ability to form speech, and end of story. “Oh—”

She would’ve bounced off that sculpted chest if he hadn’t grabbed her by the hips.

“Hey, sorry,” he said with a startled smile that lit up the dazzling blue of his eyes. “I didn’t see you.”

“No, um, my fault.” It looked as if he’d crouched down to check one of his tires or something else but had risen to his feet right when she swung around to get into her car. And God, his skin was so hot and smooth and he was so tall and his shoulders were so broad and her mouth was drying up. The stuttering would begin at any moment.

The same stuttering Suzanne had mocked relentlessly when they were fourteen. Until Ísa had gone silent around everyone except the few friends she trusted. And now that horrible, ugly-hearted girl was getting married, having a baby, getting a happily-ever-after. Added to which, Ísa’s mother was jerking her on a string like she was a marionette, and her last “date” had asked her to call him Woofy and reward him with doggy biscuits.

The blue of the gardener’s eyes flickered with a hot flame.

And she thought… I know him. But before she could follow that faint thread, all the fury and hurt and frustration and sheer aggravation in Ísa ignited into an incandescent inferno.

She went mad.

Grabbing the hot gardener’s beautiful face in her hands, she said, “I want to kiss you.”

A wicked grin. “Go on ahead.”

And Ísa pressed her lips to his.

Copyright © 2017 by Nalini Singh

Meet the Author

Nalini Singh is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Psy-Changeling, Guild Hunter, and Rock Kiss series. She lives and works in beautiful New Zealand, and is passionate about writing.

If you’d like to explore her other books, you can find lots of excerpts and free short stories on her website. Slave to Sensation is the first book in the Psy-Changeling series, while Angels’ Blood is the first book in the Guild Hunter series. The Rock Kiss books are all stand alone and can be read in any order.

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Nine candles by Matthew S. Cox

 

Nine Candles of Deepest Black
Matthew S. Cox
Published by: Curiosity Quills Press
Publication date: September 15th 2016
Genres: Horror, Paranormal, Young Adult

She saw it coming. She knew it would happen―but no one believed her.

Almost a year after tragedy shattered her family, sixteen-year-old Paige Thomas can’t break free from her guilt. Her mother ignores her, doting on her annoying little sister, while her father is a barely-functioning shell. He hopes a move to the quiet little town of Shadesboro PA will help them heal, but Paige doesn’t believe in happiness anymore.

On her first day at school, a chance encounter with a bullied eighth grader reawakens a gift Paige had forgotten, and ingratiates her into a pack of local outcasts. For weeks, they’ve been trying to cast a ritual to fulfill their innermost desires, but all they’ve done is waste time. After witnessing Paige touch the Ouija board and trigger a paranormal event, the girls are convinced another try with their new fifth member will finally work.

Once the darkness is unleashed, it’s not long before they learn it will give them exactly what they asked for―whether they want it or not.

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Born in a little town known as South Amboy NJ in 1973, Matthew has been creating science fiction and fantasy worlds for most of his reasoning life. Somewhere between fifteen to eighteen of them spent developing the world in which Division Zero, Virtual Immortality, and The Awakened Series take place. He has several other projects in the works as well as a collaborative science fiction endeavor with author Tony Healey.

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Matthew is an avid gamer, a recovered WoW addict, Gamemaster for two custom systems (Chronicles of Eldrinaath [Fantasy] and Divergent Fates [Sci Fi], and a fan of anime, British humour (

He is also fond of cats.

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My review for Five stars for On size fits all, an anthology by multiple authors
Authors: Gina Whitney, Shari J. Ryan, Courtney Cole, Danielle Jamie, Isabelle Richards, Misha Elliott, Gia Riley, Meghan Quinn, M.C. Cerny, Alexis Noelle, BL Berry, A.M. Willard, and TJ Burton
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Audience: Adults
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Conclusion: This is a collection of stories by 13 bestselling authors. It’s many hours of reading for a low price, with 100% going to charity. I love when authors comes together to support an important charity. This one won’t disappoint you. There are stories for many different tastes, so I am sure you can find something you like. I laughed and cried when I read some of the stories, and was amazed by the thrill and action of others. This is an anthology I would warmly recommend for you all to buy and read.

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About CRASHING TIDES

You can predict the tides but not the changes they make. Gunnison Del Valle was the current in the tide that was about to change my life.

Crash one we met.

Crash two we fell in love.

Crash three changed our perfectly planned lives forever.

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As we approach, I realize it’s a private celebration of some sort, and I pray we won’t be noticed. As the music gets louder and the flame rises higher, we ease our way into the crowd and take a seat on a piece of driftwood facing each other.

As sparks fly into the night sky, I notice Marleigh watching them.

“What are you thinking about?” I ask.

“Have you ever thought about what happens to those embers?”

“They burn out?” I say unsure of where this is going.

“Yeah, but I can’t help but feel like that roaring fire when I’m with you. You probably think I’m crazy since it’s only been a week,” she says while covering her face with her hands as if she’s embarrassed.

Taking her face in my hands, I raise her eyes to mine. “Mar, I don’t think you’re crazy. In fact, I feel the same way.”

“You do?”

“Yes, but we aren’t like the embers. When this week ends, it will be a beginning for us.”

“How can you say that? You’re going to be like twenty hours away or somethin’.”

“More like nine, but who’s counting.” As a smile crosses her face, I’m happily caught off guard when she crashes her lips into mine. Our kiss heats up like the fire beside us and my heart soars like the sparks into the sky.

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Casey Peeler grew up in North Carolina and still lives there with her husband and daughter.

Growing up Casey wasn’t an avid reader or writer, but after reading Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston during her senior year of high school, and multiple Nicholas Sparks’ novels, she found a hidden love and appreciation for reading. That love ignited the passion for writing several years later, and her writing style combines real life scenarios with morals and values teenagers need in their daily lives.

When Casey isn’t writing, you can find her near a body of water listening to country music with a cold beverage and a great book.

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5 Stars for One for the Money by Jeaniene Frost
Genre: Paranormal, Vampires, Romance, Suspence, Drama, Action
Series: Red Reaper/night Huntress series
Audience: NA, Adults, Vampire fans

Synopsis:
Cat and Bones take a job of guarding am heiress after a request from Cats uncle Don. They were really on vacation, but since it’s for Don and only a few days they say yes. As usual it turns out not to be as easy as it looks.

Conclusion:
This is a nice Novella in the Night hunter series. It’s a standalone but the story will make more sense if you read the other books first. I really love the relationship between Bones and Cat. It’s hot, it’s action packed with a good dose of Sass. It’s all the things that makes this series one of the best.

4 ? For How he really feels

How he really feels
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4 Stars for How he really feels (he feels trilogy #1) by Lisa Suzanne

Categories: Romantic comedy, Contemporary Romance

Audience: New Adults, Mature Adults, Contemporary Romance

Synopsis:
Julianne works in a marketing company. When she gets a new boss she is chocked over how attractive he is. Nick is smart, rich and on the fast track in any company. He is instantly attracted to Julianne. Both fight their attraction especially since dating a coworker are grounds for being fired. After a long time they still start dating but tries to keep it a secret. Will they be able to stay together?

Conclusion:
It’s a sweet story about juggling work and a relationship in a modern day fast paced society. It’s a well written story about the conflicts such a relationship brings, with hot scenes sprinkled in. The story has a fine character development.

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3 stars for Ride by AC James
Genre: Curvy Girls, Romance, Erotic, shifters, paranormal
Series: Puca Mates book one out of eight
Audience: 18+
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Synopsis:
Felicity Forrest has the perfect job as an investigative blogger for Everyday Supernatural. This curvy girl gets sent to the Aran Islands in Ireland, to find out whether a púca shape shifter is responsible for the strange accidents haunting a construction site.
Niall O’Leary is tall, broody, and totally alpha. His mission is to discover why the veil between the human world and the Realm has lifted. And as the Chieftain’s son he must find a mate or his twin will be promised to a stallion he despises. He has a duty to his family, his clan, and a need for offspring. Otherwise the púca could become nothing more than folklore.

Conclusion:
This is a short Novella and the first book in the series Puca Mates. This is not a standalone book, it ends in a cliffhanger.
The story is well written with nicely defined and developing characters. This was my first book with horse shifters and I have to admit I was skeptical to begin with. It does work though, a lot better than I thought. I just wish this wasn’t a serial because I really don’t like cliffhangers, but at least the rest of it is out already for sale at Amazon. It will be nice to see how the series develops.

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5 stars for Hearts in darkness by Laura Kaye (Hearts of darkness duet book one)
Genre: Erotica, Romance, Contemporary
Series: Heart of Darkness duet
Audience: 18+

Synopsis
Makenna and Caden gets stuck in an elevator. Caden has claustrophobia and Makenna helps him deal with it by talking. As time goes by and they get to know each other sparks fly. Now the question is, will they continue after leaving the elevator or is this a start of something new and beautiful? Read the book to find out.

Conclusion:

I loved this storyline. It made the characters so real to me. Part of the story made me cry and other parts made me hot, because ladies get out your fans. This is a hot, hot story too. I warmly recommend it to all of you erotica lovers. This is a good one.

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5++ Stars for Fire (The Elementals book one) by L. B. Gilbert
Genre: Paranormal, vampires, witches, Elementals, Romance, Suspence
Audience: YA, NA, Adults. Fans of Kim Harrison will love this book
Series: The Elementals
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Synopsis:
Diana has been a Fire elemental for about a decade when she meets Alec on a case. Children are missing and it looks like black magic is involved. Trusting is not easy for Diana, but she quickly realizes that Alec are just at eager to find the kidnapper as she is, so she accepts his help. Together they hunt, and learn to trust.

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This is the perfect book for audio. It has so many details that often get lost when you rush through reading it. With the audio you get to slow down for a bit and this book are perfect as a slow read. Tanya Eby has done an amazing job bringing the story to life. She was able to change her voice in small ways so the different characters stayed recognizable. It can be difficult narrating dialogue between male and female characters in a natural way, but Tanya Eby did a great job portraying them both.

Conclusion:
First, the book is a standalone and can be read as such, but are also part of a series. This is probably one of the best paranormal stories I have read since Kim Harrison’s Hallow series. It has an awesome kick ass heroin and a sweet determined hero. In some ways the hero reminded me of a character from a reversed fan girl anime. In a totally charming way he comes of as a huge fan of the Heroin. He even admit it in the book. It was really fun reading a book where the normal roles of conduct was reversed. Here the hero is the support and the heroin is the one who saves everyone. I totally adore this. All in all I loved everything about the book and can’t wait to read the next book in the series.

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