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review 2018-12-05 11:00
4 STAR Release Week Review! Defending Chloe (Mountain Mercenaries #2) Susan Stoker!

 

 

Love is the best defense in New York Times bestselling author Susan Stoker’s explosive Mountain Mercenaries novel.

 

Gorgeous women don’t just stumble onto Ronan Cross’s remote property. But this one—vulnerable, victimized, and needing the kind of help only Ronan can offer—tells a story that makes his blood boil almost as hot as his need to protect her.

Since her father’s death, Chloe Harris has become a prisoner. Her own brother, a flesh peddler and low-level player in the Denver Mafia, is forcing her to sell her body for an endgame Chloe never saw coming: control over a vast fortune. Her only way out is to run—straight into the arms of the one hard-bodied man she can trust.

 

Defending Chloe could rain punishment down on the Mountain Mercenaries. Her brother has Mob connections and the local police in his pocket. But Ronan still has an edge—the unshakable loyalty of his deadly teammates. As well as an unquenchable thirst for retribution…and Chloe.

 

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This exhilarating read keeps readers glued to the pages with lots of thrilling and gritty suspense. The characters are strong, convincing and easily enthrall readers with every aspect of their story and the hero and heroine both invoke emotions that have readers wanting this couple to get their happily ever after with every word they read. Chloe is a bit of a contradiction as she is strong and feisty but yet at the same vulnerable and skittish due to her situation and Ronan is a sweet, strong, protective and sexy male that readers easily fall for. The author does a great job of portraying the character and their personalities that readers really feel as if they know these characters. The chemistry between Chloe and Ronan sizzles from every page while the romance is sweet and full of passion and emotional angst.

 

The story takes place at a fast pace and just keeps the suspense and thrills building throughout as Roman and the Mountain Mercenaries try to uncover just what Chloe’s brother is up to while keeping her safe. Unexpected twists keeps the characters and the readers on their toes and the mercenaries pull everyone deeper into their fascinating and dangerous world that keeps readers intrigued and wanting more. The author vivid portrayal of this world ensures that readers easily get caught up in all the characters and the dangers they face and really who can resist guys who bad for all the right reasons.

 

 

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Author's Book Page


http://www.stokeraces.com/defending-morgan.html

 



Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40013298-defending-chloe

 

BookLikes - http://booklikes.com/defending-chloe-susan-stoker/book,13993060

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/defending-chloe-mountain-mercenaries-book-2-by-susan-stoker

 

Riffle - https://www.rifflebooks.com/books/1030072

 


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Defending Chloe is the 2nd book in the Mountain Mercenaries series

 

 

Six ex-soldiers. Six perfect strangers. Bound by the things they’ve done, the things they’ve seen, and the turmoil they’ve suffered. Until fate gives them another purpose…

 

When several soldiers find themselves frequenting the same pool hall, it’s more than coincidence. The world sees them as broken, but their singular skills make them perfectly suited for jobs outside the law, beyond it, hunting down criminals with the aid of a mysterious “handler.” Time and again, they’ve proven they have each other’s backs. Loyalty that will be necessary when, one by one, each man must call on his brothers in arms to save the woman he loves.

 

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/226398-mountain-mercenaries

 

Author - http://www.stokeraces.com/mountain-mercenaries.html

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07G5L736B?ref=series_rw_dp_labf

 

 

1 Defending Allye
2 Defending Chloe

 


#3 Defending Morgan (Coming March 5, 2019)
#4 Defending Harlow (Coming June 4, 2019)

 

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AVAILABLE in print or ebook

 

Amazon - https://amzn.to/2yriCjU

 

B&N - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/defending-chloe-susan-stoker/1128883639?ean=9781542040020

 

 

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New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Susan Stoker has a heart as big as the state of Texas where she lives, but this all American girl has also spent the last fourteen years living in Missouri, California, Colorado, and Indiana. She's married to a retired Army man who now gets to follow her around the country.

 

She debuted her first series in 2014 and quickly followed that up with the SEAL of Protection Series, which solidified her love of writing and creating stories readers can get lost in.

 

 


Website - http://stokeraces.com/

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8247140.Susan_Stoker

 

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/authorsstoker

 

http://www.facebook.com/authorsusanstoker

 

Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/Susan_Stoker

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/authors/susan-stoker

 

 


THANKS FOR VISITING!

 

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review 2018-08-16 10:00
Release Day Review! Mercenary Princess (Mercenary Socialites #1) Setta Jay!
Mercenary Princess - Setta Jay

 

 

A crown princess living a dangerous double life and a sinfully sexy Russian billionaire with a ruthless penchant for collecting secrets: a match set for disaster.

 

For years, one man has ruled Sophia’s fantasies. The harmless obsession keeps her warm on the nights her double life starts to take its toll. She, unfortunately, gains his attention at the worst possible moment, when she’s in the middle of a dangerous job. Now, she’ll be forced to protect her heart along with her life of lies.

Viktor has been tempted by the innocent princess’s lust-filled glances for far too long, and he has fought hard to resist her beauty. When her secrets finally draw him in, getting through her royal guard proves a minor inconvenience. But one sexually charged night isn’t enough. He wants more, including whatever she’s hiding beneath that demure façade.

 

As much as Sophia wants Viktor, she can never fully allow him in because her secrets aren’t her own. Viktor is determined to have all of his princess. Will they find a way to be together, or will her dangerous secrets tear them apart?

 

 

Mercenary Princess is a fascinating world that mixes the well to do world with the mercenary, take action world and gives reader a whole new view of socialites and what they can accomplish.

 

The characters of this series are strong, vibrant and easily capture readers’ attention while keeping them on the edge of their seat with an intriguing world that full of suspense, conspiracy, subterfuge and steamy encounters. The plot flows smoothly in a steady pace that ensures that readers are unable to put the book down until they have read every last detail and since there are surprising twists and witty dialogue, the readers are well entertained. The author created this fascinating world with well written words that it makes it easy for the reader to become lost in this world and they can practically feel the energetic undercurrent to each of the scenes, so it is very easy to imagine that the story is really taking place.

 

The electrical attraction between Sophia and Viktor is felt throughout the story while the erotic and blazing hot sex scenes set passions burning throughout the story. The relationship has its share of ups and downs and obstacles that the characters will have to overcome so it entertains readers as well as keeping them in suspense and I must say that the dynamic between these characters is quite fascinating to read as their romance progresses.

 

The suspense and dangers in this story is more on the subtle side than in your face action but it is just as dangerous secrets and hidden agendas are revealed. The drama involving Sophia’s family adds tension to Sophia’s complicated life and eliciting outrage in characters and readers alike. Overall, the story is more and better than I was expecting and I can’t wait to read the next book in this fascinating new series.

 

 

Mercenary Princess

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40520224-mercenary-princess

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/mercenary-princess-mercenary-socialites-book-1-by-setta-jay

 

 

is the 1st book in the Mercenary Socialites series.

 

Author - https://www.settajay.com/mercenary-socialites-series.html

 

 


& is available in ebook at:

 

Amazon - http://smarturl.it/7dw08y

 

A UK - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07GBH1T7G/

 

iBooks - http://bit.ly/mercenaryprincess

 

B&N - http://bit.ly/BandNMercenaryPrincess

 

Kobo - http://bit.ly/2MiAyGj

 

Smashwords - http://bit.ly/SWMercenaryPrincess

 


Setta Jay is the author of the popular Guardians of the Realms Series. She's garnered attention and rave reviews in the paranormal romance world for writing smart, slightly innocent heroines and intense alpha males. She loves creating stories that incorporate a strong plot with a heavy dose of heat.

 

An avid reader her entire life, her love of romance started at a far too early age with the bodice rippers she stole from her older sister. Along with reading, she loves animals, brunch dates, coffee that is really more French vanilla creamer, questionable reality television, English murder mysteries, and has dreams of traveling the world.

Born a California girl, she currently resides in Las Vegas with her husband.

She loves to hear from readers so feel free to reach out anywhere below.

 

NEWSLETTER (RELEASE INFORMATION & GIVEAWAYS):
https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/x5y8l8

 

AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE (FOLLOW FOR RELEASE NOTIFICATIONS):

https://www.amazon.com/Setta-Jay/e/B00I562W52/

 

GOODREADS:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7778856.Setta_Jay

 

​GOODREADS FAN GROUP (ARC GIVEAWAYS):
https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/...

 

FACEBOOK:
https://www.facebook.com/settajayauthor

 

SETTA'S SEXIES FACEBOOK FAN PAGE (ARC GIVEAWAYS):
https://www.facebook.com/groups/15460...

 

TWITTER:
https://twitter.com/SETTAJAY_

 

PINTEREST:
​https://www.pinterest.com/jay0198/


INSTAGRAM:
https://www.instagram.com/settajayauthor/?hl=en

 

BOOKBUB:

https://www.bookbub.com/authors/setta-jay

 

EMAIL:
settajayauthor@gmail.com

 

 

 

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2018-08-13 20:26
Borders of Infinity by Lois McMaster Bujold
Borders of Infinity (Vorkosigan Saga, #5.3) - Lois McMaster Bujold

This is an omnibus edition of Bujold's 3 earlier novellas, framed by Illyan's interrogation of Miles into the enormous bills the Dendarii Mercenaries seem to accumulate under his command. The framing story is set shortly after Brothers in Arms.

 

Mountains of Mourning (5++++++ stars) - set after Miles's graduation from the Imperial Service Academy, just before The Vor Game

 

already reviewed here - still dearly loved.

 

Labyrinth (3 stars) - set after Cetaganda/Ethan of Athos

 

Miles is sent to Jackson's Whole to extract a geneticist - whose terms are that Miles has to kill the last remnant of an experiment into creating super-soldiers, animal genes mixed with human DNA. But Miles doesn't find a monster, but a frightened, disillusioned girl.

 

The weakest of the 3 stories. Not because of the message, but it seems very compressed. Jackson's Whole and Taura would have deserved a longer introduction, especially because both will turn out to be quite important to Miles's growth as commander and human-being. The way the story stands now, Taura latches on too quickly... I don't know... one tumble in the sheets (well, a stone-cold floor) and she's convinced Miles takes her as fully human? And Miles thinks that the body can't lie? I mean, I'm happy Miles thinks for himself (sometimes too much) and doesn't simply follow orders stupidly - and Taura is certainly worth saving... but... still not satisfied with this story.

 

Borders of Infinity (4 stars) - set right before Brothers in Arms

 

Miles is sent to infiltrate a Cetagandan prison camp. Initially set to rescue one person he ends up organizing the whole camp.

 

Again a story that could profit from expansion because again Miles convinced those disillusioned prisoners who are merely existing instead of living, entirely without hope, that there's someting worth living for, a future worth fighting for. Bujold doesn't pull any punches describing the situation there. The Cetagandans are complying with the interplanetary charta to treat PoW... but only literally, reality is quite another thing entirely. You actually feel hope and even sanity leak from you while reading this story. In the end even escape isn't a victory to celebrate.

 

Curiously, this prison escape also marks the beginning of the end of Admiral Naismith - even if Miles only later learns that fact years later (in A Civil Campaign).

 

Overall, 3 stories definitely not to be missed in this saga.

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review 2018-08-10 10:00
Release Week Review! Defending Allye (Mountain Mercenaries #1) Susan Stoker!
Defending Allye (Mountain Mercenaries) - Susan Stoker

 

 

Love is a life-and-death risk for the Mountain Mercenaries in New York Times bestselling author Susan Stoker’s explosive series of alpha heroes, hot action, and hard passion…

 

Ever since his rescue op off the Pacific Coast, Mountain Mercenary Gray Rogers hasn’t been able to forget his latest “job”—Allye Martin. Any other woman would have panicked during a rescue, but the wily dancer kept her cool—even after being kidnapped by an elusive human trafficker. And Gray couldn’t be happier when a grateful Allye follows him home to Colorado Springs…

 

For Allye, finding sanctuary in the arms—and bed—of the former Navy SEAL is only temporary. People are disappearing off the streets of San Francisco, victims of the same underground trade that targeted her, and Allye could be the key to dismantling the entire operation. She’s willing to do anything to bring them down. Gray isn’t—for good reason. But you don’t say no to a tough girl like Allye who refuses to play it safe.

 

Now Gray is risking more than ever before. The Mountain Mercenaries have his back. But is it enough to keep the woman he loves out of harm’s way?

 

 

The first book in Susan Stoker’s new “Mountain Mercenaries” series – “Defending Allye” is an exciting read from start to finish.

 

The characters are strong, easily connected to and have a sizzling chemistry that heats up the pages while singing readers with its intensity. Gray and Allye’s romance is one that starts off in a wrong time, wrong place kind of spot and then really begins to take off when the danger to Allye continues and they can no longer fight their attraction despite the emotional issues and other obstacles that are facing this couple.

 

The fast paced plot is full of thrills, danger and twists that keeps readers glued to the pages with anticipation and suspense while the Mountain Mercenaries search for and try to take down an underground slave trade that has targeted Allye. The story is quite intense, full of emotionally invoking issues and the bad guy is one that readers will love to see him get what he deserves which ensures readers keep turning the pages along with Gray and Allye’s growing romance that just may end up being over before it really gets going.

 

Susan Stoker has created a thrilling new action suspense world that is gritty and satisfying with vivid characters that I want to get to know better. “Defending Allye” kept me enthralled and hanging on the edge of my seat from the very beginning. I love how “real” Gray’s feelings and reactions were and I can’t wait to read the next book in this exciting new series.

 

 

Defending Allye

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37646585-defending-allye

 

Author - http://www.stokeraces.com/defending-allye.html

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/defending-allye-mountain-mercenaries-book-1-by-susan-stoker

 

 

 

is the 1st book in the Mountain Mercenaires series

 

Six ex-soldiers. Six perfect strangers. Bound by the things they’ve done, the things they’ve seen, and the turmoil they’ve suffered. Until fate gives them another purpose…

 

When several soldiers find themselves frequenting the same pool hall, it’s more than coincidence. The world sees them as broken, but their singular skills make them perfectly suited for jobs outside the law, beyond it, hunting down criminals with the aid of a mysterious “handler.” Time and again, they’ve proven they have each other’s backs. Loyalty that will be necessary when, one by one, each man must call on his brothers in arms to save the woman he loves.

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/226398-mountain-mercenaries

 

Author - http://www.stokeraces.com/mountain-mercenaries.html

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07G5L736B?ref=series_rw_dp_labf

 

 

#2 Defending Chloe (coming December 4, 2018)

#3 Defending Morgan (Coming March 5, 2019)

 

 

& is available in print or ebook at

 

Amazon - http://amzn.to/2GahBib

 

A-CA - http://amzn.to/2FbwlR8

 

A-UK - http://amzn.to/2F2Qwxq

 

A-AU - http://amzn.to/2FaYbwX

 

B&N - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/defending-allye-susan-stoker/1127794777?ean=9781503949904

 

Audible - https://adbl.co/2mzG3lb

 

 

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Susan Stoker has a heart as big as the state of Texas where she lives, but this all American girl has also spent the last fourteen years living in Missouri, California, Colorado, and Indiana. She's married to a retired Army man who now gets to follow her around the country.

 

She debuted her first series in 2014 and quickly followed that up with the SEAL of Protection Series, which solidified her love of writing and creating stories readers can get lost in.

 

Website - http://stokeraces.com/

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8247140.Susan_Stoker

 

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/authorsstoker

 

http://www.facebook.com/authorsusanstoker

 

Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/Susan_Stoker

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/authors/susan-stoker

 

 

 

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text 2017-08-30 14:10
Cover Reveal - At Your Service

New York Time bestselling author Lexi Blake brings us the cover for AT YOUR SERVICE, the next book in the Masters and Mercenaries: Topped series releasing on November 14th!

 

   

 

 

 

At Your Service

Masters and Mercenaries~Topped, Book 4

By Lexi Blake

Coming November 14, 2017

 

 

Juliana O’Neil’s promising future was burned away in the heat of battle. She had been an officer with a bright future in the military, but now she is struggling to survive. Her husband gone and her career in shambles, she finds a job at Top as a hostess and tries to put together the pieces of her life. The last thing she needs is any kind of male attention, but she can’t help but be amused at her neighbor and coworker’s lothario antics. Not that she would have anything to do with him, at least not for more than one night.

 

Javier Leones doesn’t understand monogamy. No woman could ever be enough for his endless libido, but he has to admit Juliana has his attention. For reasons he doesn’t fully understand, he can’t seem to get the gorgeous redhead with the sad eyes out of his head. After one scorching night together, he realizes he’ll never be able to get her out of his system. But with his reputation, he fears she’ll never see him as more than a one-night stand.

 

When their passions collide, these new lovers will be forced to confront Juliana’s past and come to terms with Javier’s present. Will they find their way or will this reservation be canceled at the last minute?

 

 

Click to pre-order!

Amazon | iBooks | Google Play | Barnes & Noble

Smashwords and Kobo: Coming Soon!

 

 

       

NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog in the world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance and urban fantasy that she found the stories of her heart. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome, or foursome may seem.

FACEBOOK / TWITTER / WEBSITE / AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE

 

 

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