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Release Tour - Accidentally In Love
RELEASE TOUR for Accidentally In Love by Katy Ames
 
 
Arya Winters’ dream job can make you blush, but her life isn’t nearly as exciting as being the voice of your favorite romance audiobooks. For Gavin McCord, it’s all about getting the job done as quick as possible, but suddenly he can’t stop fantasizing about a woman I’ll never meet. The eighth book in the addicting 425 Madison Avenue, is now live. Read Accidentally in Love by Katy Ames today!

 

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About Accidentally in Love:



Arya 

 

I know I can make you blush. 
 
It’s a weird claim to fame, but a perk of my dream job: being the voice of your favorite romance audio books. Laughter, hijinks, adventure. Passion. Sweet heaven, the passion. It’s everything I could ever want. Except… 
The problem with this fabulous life? 
 
It’s all just fantasy. 

 

Picking between Chinese and Thai delivery doesn’t count as adventure. 
The bestie who always makes me laugh is thousands of miles away. 
As for the hunky hero? It’s not like he’s just going to come crashing into my apartment. 

 

Until the night a bearded stranger does exactly that… 

 

 
Gavin 
 
Do the job. Get the bad guy. Go home. 
 
Most importantly, don’t get involved. 
 
Those are the rules. The agency’s and mine. And they work. Even better, they give me the perfect excuse to keep my distance. 
The perfect escape from getting burned again. Except… 

 

Why can’t I stop watching her? 
I shouldn’t care more about what she’s doing than my target. 
I shouldn’t let her distract me from the job. 
And I sure as hell shouldn’t fantasize about a woman I’ll never meet. 

 

That is, until the night I surprise us both by kicking down her apartment door. Rules or no rules, it's true that... 

 

After all, 425 Madison Avenue is the perfect place to fall in love.

*Each story is completely standalone.


Excerpt
Copyright @ 2019 Katy Ames

 

“Number one rule of tailing someone: don’t breathe so loud they can hear you five flights away.”
 
“Hey!” I say, thwacking his chest. “Don’t be a jerk. Besides, I don’t think you’re in the position to give spy tips right now.”
 
One bold eyebrow lifts in question.
 
Pushing out of his grasp, I whip the hat off my head, breathing in relief as cool air hits my skull. “Isn’t the number one rule of spying not to pick up a tail in the first place?”
 
The first eyebrow drops, followed by the other. Green eyes turn sharp, primitive, before brightening. A roar of laughter erupts from his chest. We stand there for who knows how long, me huffing and puffing, and Gavin laughing like I’ve just delivered the funniest one-liner he’s ever heard. When he stops, his chest is heaving as hard as mine. One last chuckle escapes when he clocks my annoyed expression.
 
“Oh, come on. You should be proud. It’s been forever since I laughed that hard. That alone should make up for giving yourself away. Besides, it was a good effort. For a first timer.”
 
“Ugh,” is the only answer that seems fitting. “When did you realize I was there?”
 
“Hmm,” he says, stroking his beard, his lips still twisted in a smirk. “Down in the alley. When you scraped that thing against the wall.” He points at the metal tip on the large umbrella.
 
“You heard that?”
 
“Hmm,” he repeats, head bobbing. “That and a lot more.” Gavin sweeps his eyes down my body, lingering on my boots before pivoting and heading down the hall.
 
“Wait, what else?” Keeping up is impossible, what with my thigh muscles screaming and pain scorching my foot. He slows his pace without glancing back, his strides shortening until I catch up.
Another step and another wince, and Gavin mutters something under his breath before lifting me off my feet. My own smirk turns to a shriek when he throws me over his shoulder and swats my butt before continuing down the hall.
 
“That was completely unnecessary.” My complaint lacks edge, which I blame on the view of his very fine ass.
 
“Quite the opposite, Ms. Winters. Consider it punishment for ignoring my warnings about staying away.”


 

 

About Katy Ames:


 
Katy Ames has spent most of her life on the East Coast and hopes to spend more of it in the UK, primarily so she can indulge in her serious plaid obsession. There isn’t a teenage drama or a period British TV show she hasn’t binge-watched at least twice. And she can be persuaded to do almost anything with the promise of bourbon, chocolate, or a nap (not necessarily in that order).

 

Katy is mom to a small human who has an obscene amount of energy and a blissful ability to ignore swear words, and wife to a man whose reading habits are far too serious. Katy and her family reside in Washington, D.C., a city she where never intended to live and loves so much she’d be happy to talk about it for hours. Just ask.
 



About the 425 Madison Series:

 

 

Welcome to 425 Madison Ave the perfect place to fall in love. Nine delicious romances set in fast-paced & sexy NYC just waiting for you to read.

 

The series features stories from some of your favorite romance authors: Leigh Lennon, MK Moore, Allie York, Aubree Valentine, Kay Gordon, Lauren Helms, Sylvia Kane, Katy Ames, and C. Lesbirel.

 

Join these authors as they come together, each with a standalone romance for you to enjoy.

 

Featuring some of readers' favorite tropes: second-chance romance, best friends sibling romance to a good ol' enemies to lovers romance. We've got you covered with a sports romance, a fake relationship and even an ugly duckling or two. Don't forget a brother's best friend and falling for your soul mate. Maybe a little love triangle as well. Each tale offers you something new, something different. After all, 425 Madison Avenue is the perfect place to fall in love.

 

For more information, visit the series website ➝ www.425madisonseries.com

 

Follow the series on Facebook ➝ https://www.facebook.com/425MadisonSeries

 

Did you miss the first eight books in the series? You can read them here: 

 

 

The final book in the series is coming soon! Add it to your Goodreads shelf today! 

 

Sightseeing in Manhattan by C. Lesbirel
A Soul MateRomance
Release: 7/18/19
 
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review 2018-04-07 12:01
Review Tour - Hot Daddy

 

 

 

 

HOT DADDY (Billionaire Bachelors #2)
By Lila Monroe
Releasing April 2nd – all platforms
Standalone

 

Welcome to the Billionaire Bachelors series, where the sexiest men in the city are about to meet their match…

 

Playboy CEO, Cal McAdams, lives life in the fast lane: hot women, hotter deals, and… a fake fiancee? I signed on to help reform his reckless image and win custody of his god-children, but I wasn’t expecting to come face-to-face (and mouth-to-mouth) with my wild Vegas hook-up from three years ago.

 

AKA, 6”3 of tanned muscle, sharp suits, and ‘undress me’ eyes.

AAKA, the best thigh-clenching, bed-shaking sex of my life.

AAAKA, the man who couldn’t be more off-limits if he had a uranium belt wrapped around his, um, assets.

 

I’ve never been one to break the rules, but Cal has me wanting to rip them up - and roll around naked on the scrap paper. But with just three weeks to turn this bachelor into a DILF, can we keep our crazy chemistry from derailing his plans? Or will gold-digging relatives, rambunctious pre-teens, and a little thing called love leave us both crashed out of the race?

 

Find out in the new sexy, hilarious romantic comedy from Lila Monroe!  

 

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EXCERPT:

 

CAL POV

 

I bring the rest of the dirty dishes over to the sink, and we work in companionable silence for a few minutes, Jules rinsing plates before handing them to me to set in the dishwasher.


See? Nothing sexy about dirty dishes.

 

“Great stacking, Cal,” she says, looking surprised.

 

“What, you think I don’t know how to load a dishwasher?” I make a face. “I’m not completely useless.”

 

“Well, no,” she allows, tilting her head to the side. “Not completely.”

 

“Oh, you think you’re funny,” I say, reaching over to dip my fingers in the suds before flicking them in her direction.

 

“I am,” she says, flicking me back. “And don’t start.”

 

“Start what?” I ask, reaching over and splashing more. But this time, the water hits her square on, soaking her T-shirt so the thin cotton goes translucent. Clinging to her curves, and the outline of her bra.

 

Okay, so apparently dirty dishes can get sexy, after all.

 

Jules clears her throat and grabs a hooded sweatshirt from the back of a chair and pulls it on—zipping all the way to her chin. “You good to finish in here?” she asks, looking flustered.

 

I nod. Down, boy. “You go put your feet up.”

 

“You don’t have to ask twice.”

 

Jules exits the kitchen, fast, and I sigh. Kissing her back at HQ was a massive mistake . . . which left me with a massive hard-on for the rest of the afternoon. I couldn’t help it. Something about Jules is dangerously kissable.

 

And lickable.

 

And definitely fuckable.

 

I scowl at the dishcloths. I’ve never had a problem keeping my hands to myself before, and if I wanted to get a workout, I have plenty of options. I may not be living the wild playboy lifestyle anymore, but that doesn’t mean I’m a monk.

 

But Jules is off limits.

 

Which is probably why I’m going crazy over here trying not to notice the way she bites her lower lip when she’s thinking . . . or how her jeans fit way too well.
And if I even let myself start to remember how she felt in Vegas, bucking against me, begging for more—

 

Fuck, I’m going to need a damn cold shower twice a day at this rate.

  

 

 

 

 

Hot Daddy (Billionaire Bachelors, #2)Hot Daddy by Lila Monroe
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is book #2, in the Billionaire Bachelors series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. to avoid spoilers and to have better understanding of this series, I recommend reading this in order.

Cal and Jules have a secret and sexy history. When they come face to face again it shocks them both. It also ignites the passion they left behind.

Jules wants to help Cal. He is coming to mean a lot to her. Can she risk her heart and use her head at the same time? It could be the future will be worth it.

This sexy story started off with a little unexpected bit of flashbacks. I am not one to usually like them - do not hate on me it is just a personal opinion - and this book just blew me away. I loved the story, the sexy times, the humor, all of it. I found it a book with a story that I could not put down.


***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.

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VERY IRRESISTIBLE PLAYBOY (Billionaire Bachelors #1) – available now.

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About the Author:

 

Combining her passions for books, sex, and well-fitted suits, Lila Monroe wrote her first romantic comedy, The Billionaire Bargain, in 2015 and hasn’t stopped since. She loves writing about smart alpha men, and the strong and sassy women who try to tame them.

 

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review 2018-02-16 07:05
Review Tour - On His Knees

   

Decadent… Sensual… Forbidden…

 

Meet the Masters of Blasphemy…

   

 

About ON HIS KNEES (Blasphemy #5):

 

Getting on his knees makes him question everything…and want even more…

 

Another failed relationship has lawyer Jamie Fielding confronting the truth—he’ll never be satisfied with any woman until he admits what he needs…to submit and to be used—hard. When a friend invites him to the exclusive Blasphemy club, Jamie is stunned to find everything he ever wanted—in the fierce, ruthless hands of a man.

 

Psychiatrist Alex McGarry will play with anyone who craves his rough brand of domination, but what he really wants is to settle down. Which makes the submissive male he meets at his club a bad idea—the man might be hot as hell but he’s also new to everything Alex has to offer. Except that doesn’t keep them from coming together again and again, sating every one of their darkest desires.

 

Master Alex sets Jamie’s whole world on fire and makes him question everything—and that’s good. Because Alex won’t tolerate hiding what they have for long and he wants much more than just having Jamie on his knees...

 

 

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Jamie was done holding back. He was done questioning. He was done feeling like he was on the outside looking in.

 

Now that Master Alex had demonstrated exactly what Jamie required to fully connect with another human being, he needed this to go all the way. More than that, he wanted Alex to be the one to take him there.

 

So he held his breath, held the Dom’s gaze, and held on to the hope that the man would agree.

 

“You want your first time to be non-consensual role-playing,” Master Alex finally said, his voice like it’d been scoured with sandpaper.

 

The tone of it gave Jamie hope. Because he was affected. Jamie wasn’t the only one who needed this, he would’ve put money on it.

 

Nodding, Jamie summoned the courage to say what he wanted, while the Dom was still open to hearing it. Even though, Jesus, the words on the tip of his tongue were seriously twisted. He let them fly anyway. “I want you to force me, use me, hurt me. To show me what it really means to be taken by a…a—”

 

“Say it.”

 

“By a sadist.”

 

Master Alex’s dark eyes flared, and his expression went a little mean. Jamie’s cock hardened, a reaction he couldn’t hide when he knelt there naked. The Dom’s gaze swept downward and settled on his growing erection, and Jamie felt the directness of that perusal as a physical caress.

 

Slowly, Alex rose to his full height, and then his expression went absolutely unforgiving.

 

“Beg.”

 

 

 

 

 

On His Knees (Blasphemy #4)On His Knees by Laura Kaye
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is book #4, in the Blasphemy series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. To avoid spoilers, and to fully understand the series, I recommend reading this series in order.

Alex feels like he is letting down those around him. He used to believe he had his life all planned out - and suddenly it feels lost to him somehow. Then he meets someone who needs him and what he can provide.

Jamie has felt like a failure for some time. He never seems to feel right about relationships. He cannot describe what he needs to someone else, so how could he find it?

This was such a great journey. I like how the MC's went after what they wanted and were unapologetic. Their heat was hot. The slow burn felt almost like a live wire, because when it picked up this book was on fire.


***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review.

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Don’t miss the previous standalone books in the Blasphemy Series!

 

Hard to Serve #.5

Bound to Submit #1 – FREE EVERYWHERE!

Mastering Her Senses #2

Eyes on You #3

Theirs to Take #4

On His Knees #5

   

 

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About Laura Kaye:

 

Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in contemporary and erotic romance and romantic suspense, including the Blasphemy, Hard Ink, and Raven Riders series. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. Laura also writes historical fiction as the NYT bestselling author, Laura Kamoie. She lives in Maryland with her husband and two daughters, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.    

   

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Review and Excerpt Tour for Shades Lady by Joanna Wylde
SHADE'S LADY - Tour banner    

From New York Times Bestselling author Joanna Wylde, comes SHADE’S LADY, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure you grab your copy today!

    SHADE'S LADY - cover

About SHADE’S LADY:

New York Times bestselling author Joanna Wylde returns to the world of the Reapers Motorcycle Club…

Looking back, none of this would’ve happened if I hadn’t dropped my phone in the toilet. I mean, I could’ve walked away from him if I’d had it with me.

Or maybe not.

Maybe it was all over the first time he saw me, and he would’ve found another way. Probably—if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that Shade always gets what he wants, and apparently he wanted me.

Right from the first.

 

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Excerpt
    “You get to travel,” I told him, frustrated. “In a few weeks or a month or whatever you’ll leave this place. You’ll go see things and do things, and for some reason you seem to have enough money to live on without taking a shitty job waiting tables.” 
 
Shade snorted. “Mandy, you don’t wanna know how I get my money.” 
 
“Let me guess—it’s bad?” I asked, rolling my eyes. “I’m starting to think I’m genetically incapable of being attracted to a good guy. No offense.” 
 
“None taken,” he replied, offering a slow smile. “I’m not a good man. But I’m not a man who’ll drag you down into the dirt, either. Or let you get caught up in club business. The Reapers have been around for a long time and we’re real good at taking care of our people. I’m not sayin’ I’ll never need a getaway car, but if I do, I sure as shit won’t trick my woman into driving it.” 
 
God, how was he so sexy when he was saying such terrible things? And that knowing, naughty look in his eyes...it wasn’t fair. 
 
“This is crazy,” I said, trying hard not to smile back at him. “I need to get to work and you need to go do whatever it is that you do that may or may not involve getaway cars"
I have to start off by saying that I love this entire series.I constantly read them over and over again all the time.I have to say Horse,Puck,Painter are some of my favorite MC members in this series.
 
I am always looking for books to come out in my favorite series and I was glad to get a chance to read Shades and Mandy's story.I will say that this story left you wanting more.I hope that this author incorporates more of this couple in future novels.Would love to hear more about them.
 
I loved the story cover to cover.I enjoyed the characters they were fun to read about.I was able to connect with them so I enjoyed that aspect of their characters personalities.I hate when your not able to connect with the characters that you read about but, with this story you had a invested interest in this couples relationship and its outcome from the onset.
 
I alway pick a favorite character in a story and mine this time around is Mandy. She was feisty ,mouthy,funny,outspoken,protective,distrustful and just a love able character all around.I loved her protective nature when It came to her sister and nieces.I loved her taunting interactions with Shade they gave me quite a few chuckles with their way with words.I loved the chemistry she and Shade had.I loved how she tried to fight it as It was like fighting a sinking ship from the very beginning.She didn't have a prayer of fighting off the advances of that bossy biker and his intense possessiveness and sexy dark looks. Sigh....Shades and Mandy's sexual encounters were super hot!
 
I loved the cast of characters all their personalities added to the stories plot to make it and enjoyable read.I love when you start reading a story that you can't put down until it is finished and this story did that for me.
 
Favorite scene would be when Mandy confronts her ex boyfriend and how that scene played out. I laughed so hard at her temper and antics.
 
I love when you read a story when you know in your gut that you should stay far away for that dangerous bad boy and their dangerous aura and dark looks but do the opposite but want nothing more than to jump their bones.That sexual tension makes for an intense read.

Overall just a win for us that goes into the keeper pile to read time and time again.I love reading about these bad boy bikers with their dangerous dark looks,possessive personalities and danger beware signs that they carry around with them so this story did the trick for me and gave me my bad boy fix .I love when a reader like myself falls for the bad boy as easily as the main character does and what an enjoyable fall it was. LOL

Be sure to check out this entire series as well and this current novella you won't be disappointed.I loved the entire series so far and if you are looking for a bad boy fix with those biker bad*sses Ms Wylde books would be for you.

I really enjoyed this couples story and this novella left me wanting more of them.
We are giving this story 4 stars.

Other Book it this series click to go to amazon if your interested.All 5 star reads for us.


 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 

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About Joanna Wylde: Joanna Wylde started her writing career in journalism, working in two daily newspapers as both a reporter and editor. Her career has included many different jobs, from managing a homeless shelter to running her own freelance writing business, where she took on projects ranging from fundraising to ghostwriting for academics. During 2012 she got her first Kindle reader as a gift and discovered the indie writing revolution taking place online. Not long afterward she started cutting back her client list to work on Reaper’s Property, her breakout book. It was published in January 2013, marking the beginning of a new career writing fiction. Joanna lives in the mountains of northern Idaho with her family. Visit Joanna Wylde’s website and follow her on:  

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text 2015-02-15 18:49
Review: Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen (SNEAK PEEK)
Saint Anything - Sarah Dessen

Note: this is a reflection on the excerpt I've read as provided to me from NetGalley. If I get a full galley of the book or if I pre-order the book and end up reading it, I'll add the full review to my reflections. Although I would give the excerpt 3.5 stars for my experience of it, I'm leaving this unrated for the time being.

I think this is the first review/reflection I've written on a book by Sarah Dessen. I know some people who swear by her books. While I'm familiar with them, I'm probably seeing this work through something of novice eyes, so I can't say I have the same familiarity as others may have. This excerpt contained the first three chapters of "Saint Anything" - painting a picture of the troubles that Sydney's family endures as her brother turns into someone that the family doesn't recognize - a boy who gets into trouble with the law despite multiple chances to improve. Sydney's narration depicts the grief shared by her parents at her brother's transformation, as well as her adjustment as she moves to high school and meets a group of people at a pizza place shortly after her first day at a new high school. Dessen's characterization is vivid and I gain an understanding of Sydney's mindset and circumstances from the first page, though there are certain details that are at a distance that I don't quite understand yet, but I imagine they'll be provided as we get to know Sydney through the narrative.

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