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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

More Than Friends by Jillian Quinn



Title: More Than Friends
Author: Jillian Quinn
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 4, 201

Blurb


I wasn’t supposed to fall for my best friend… 

Kat was the one girl who I could talk to without thinking of sex.
The one person I could trust.
She was even my teammates' sister.
Until one night of drunken passion changed everything.
One mistake created a divide that lasted for months after the NHL Draft.
But the secret she kept from me could bring us back together.
It's also what had torn us apart.
I just didn't know it.
Until now. 

More than Friends is a second chance friends to lovers standalone romance.




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Author Bio

Jillian Quinn is an international bestselling romance author who likes her females just as alpha as their swoon-worthy male counterparts. Jillian is a writer and sports fanatic, combining her passion for both hobbies into her books.

As a lover of all things bookish, Jillian has a serious book-hoarding problem and runs a blog in her free time. When she's not reading, writing, or blogging, she's obsessively fangirling over hockey players and can be found wherever she can catch the next hockey game.


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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Penalty Play by Jami Davenport

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Opposites attract...are you ready for the heat? Penalty Play by Jami Davenport IS NOW AVAILABLE! Keep reading for an excerpt!!



Single dad and star defenseman Matt LaRue lives for his kids and hockey. He's had one failed marriage and doesn't have any interest in going through that hell again. As conservative as they come, he can't comprehend his unexplainable attraction to a free-spirited female who changes hair color more often than his boys create new excuses to avoid doing their homework. Violet Strider is fleeing the past. She has a new start, new identity, and is hiding a big secret. Matt and Vi are a classic case of opposites attract, but neither expects the attraction to extend beyond a few hot trysts, especially Vi. Only her heart isn't listening, and her head is following her heart down a path of no return. As Vi grows closer to Matt and his boys, she fears her secret could rip them apart. Relationships are built on trust, and Vi's house of cards is about to take a tumble. Can Vi confront her past and finally put it behind her, while earning Matt's forgiveness?

 

EXCERPT:

Matt LaRue had no choice but to make a deal with the devil. A sexy, purple-haired, tattooed devil who could make his life a living hell. Strike could, and insert had and would. Matt lived his life by a few simple principles: Never lie or cheat. Be the best person you can be. And only associate with people of the highest ethical standards. After all, he had his boys to consider. And he had an ex-wife who lacked those basic principles. He should’ve known better, and he swore he’d never make the same mistake twice. The next woman he dated would be beyond reproach, which was why his latest dilemma sucked donkey balls. Yet what choice did he have? Matt would do anything for his boys, including beg Violet Strider to babysit for an evening. After all, it was just an evening. She’d take good care of them, even if she pissed him off with the simple act of being in the same room. Vi did not meet his standards in the appearance department. She had purple or pink hair and more tattoos than the entire Sockeyes team combined. He was conservative and picky, and she had a tendency toward being flighty and a free spirit. What’s more in Matt’s estimation, the free spirit label was an excuse to be irresponsible. Vi was irresponsible— And fucking hot. And incredibly sexy. She brought out the bad boy he’d long ago squelched. And he hated that bad boy. He was a father and a role model, not a man-whore. Not that he’d ever been much of a man-whore, but he’d raised his share of hell in his earlier days. Now he was thirty-four and older and wiser. He needed a wife and a mother for his boys, not a fling. But, damn, he wanted to have one with Vi, which made no sense at all. They’d shared one kiss in his kitchen, one long, hot, deep kiss weeks ago. After that, they’d both pretended it’d never happened, which was fine with him. Except that it had, and he couldn’t forget how her mouth felt against his, all wet and needy and demanding. He wanted to— Fuck. His doorbell rang, and his boys just about knocked him down getting to it. “Vi’s here!” Andy, his oldest at seven, reached the door first and yanked it open, ignoring all the lectures Matt had given them about not opening the door before you know who’s on the other side. He sighed. Sometimes he felt he was beating his head against a brick wall. “Vi! Vi! Vi!” Joey, his youngest at five, jumped up and down with that pure, unadulterated joy only kids could have, and his son’s enthusiasm made Matt smile. There’d been a time when neither boy had behaved that way. In those dark times after their mother deserted them, they’d been quiet and sullen. Thank God, they’d gotten past the stage of missing their mother, and so had he. None of them had seen the woman in close to three years, which was sad and tragic when he allowed himself to think about how callously she’d abandoned them. Matt hung back and swallowed hard as a jolt of uncontrollable lust rushed to his groin. Vi stood in the doorway with a sassy grin on her beautiful face. He attempted to concentrate on how she wore too much makeup for his taste, how her clothes were too tight, and how her body was covered in too much ink. Vi didn’t do classy or toned down. Vi did in your face and take me or leave me, this is who I am. This time her hair was purple, a deep, dark purple like the flowers that grew in his grandmother’s garden in late spring. His gaze dropped from her pouty, bright red lips, to the bouquet of pink and red roses peeking out from her scoop-neck, long-sleeved T-shirt. Her breasts had to be inked, too. In fact, he wondered if her entire body was. Guessing by the few glimpses he’d had of that curvy body, she was inked head to foot. Holy shit. He was getting hard, and in front of his boys. Not that they’d notice. They were inundating Vi with questions. She just smiled down at them nervously as if they were aliens who’d dropped from the sky and didn’t speak the language. Vi out of her comfort zone was incredibly sexy. He ran a hand through his short-cropped hair and bit back a groan. “You’re late,” he growled, masking his lust with irritation. “Not by much.” She grinned, now amused and not even a tiny bit sorry.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

 USA Today Bestselling Author Jami Davenport writes sexy contemporary, sports, and new adult romances, including her two new indie endeavors: the Game On in Seattle series and the Men of Tyee series. Jami lives on a small farm near Puget Sound with her Green Beret-turned-plumber husband, a Newfoundland dog with a tennis-ball fetish, and a prince disguised as an orange tabby cat. She works in computer support in her day job and juggles too many balls, but she wouldn’t have it any other way. Connect with Jami! Subscribe to her newsletter to receive a free novel and be notified of new releases, special sales, and contests: http://eepurl.com/LpfaL 

Website Address: http://www.jamidavenport.com 
Twitter Address: @jamidavenport 
Facebook Address: http://www.facebook.com/jamidavenport 
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/jamidavenport/ 
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1637218.Jami_Davenport

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Stacking the Shelves #166



Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!


For Review:

Breaking the Ice (Juniper Falls #2) by Julie Cross 
Penalty Play (Game On in Seattle #9) by Jami Davenport
Undone By You (Chicago Rebels #3) by Kate Meader 

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Penalty Play by Jami Davenport

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Single dad and star defenseman Matt LaRue lives for his kids and hockey. He's had one failed marriage and doesn't have any interest in going through that hell again. As conservative as they come, he can't comprehend his unexplainable attraction to a free-spirited female who changes hair color more often than his boys create new excuses to avoid doing their homework. Violet Strider is fleeing the past. She has a new start, new identity, and is hiding a big secret. Matt and Vi are a classic case of opposites attract, but neither expects the attraction to extend beyond a few hot trysts, especially Vi. Only her heart isn't listening, and her head is following her heart down a path of no return. As Vi grows closer to Matt and his boys, she fears her secret could rip them apart. Relationships are built on trust, and Vi's house of cards is about to take a tumble. Can Vi confront her past and finally put it behind her, while earning Matt's forgiveness?

   

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

 USA Today Bestselling Author Jami Davenport writes sexy contemporary, sports, and new adult romances, including her two new indie endeavors: the Game On in Seattle series and the Men of Tyee series. Jami lives on a small farm near Puget Sound with her Green Beret-turned-plumber husband, a Newfoundland dog with a tennis-ball fetish, and a prince disguised as an orange tabby cat. She works in computer support in her day job and juggles too many balls, but she wouldn’t have it any other way. Connect with Jami! Subscribe to her newsletter to receive a free novel and be notified of new releases, special sales, and contests: http://eepurl.com/LpfaL 

Website Address: http://www.jamidavenport.com T
witter Address: @jamidavenport 
Facebook Address: http://www.facebook.com/jamidavenport 
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/jamidavenport/ 
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1637218.Jami_Davenport


Penalty Play (Game On in Seattle #9) by Jami Davenport Review

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jami Davenport is on a winning streak with PENALTY PLAY the ninth book in the Game On in Seattle series. NHL defenseman/single dad Matt LaRue is conservative as it gets, but he can’t fight his attraction to tattooed covered Violet Strider. Meanwhile, Vi is worried her past could hurt them. This contemporary sports romance is suitable for adult audiences.

I enjoyed PENALTY PLAY. The story was thought-provoking and clever. Matt and Vi are a classic example of opposites attract, although fundamentally they have similarities. They are both good people that put their loved ones ahead of themselves. Both characters had a lot of depth and grew through the novel. They learned from one another becoming more well-rounded.

My heart went out to Vi and what happened to her in her past. I like that she became a better person for it, instead of a becoming bitter. Matt’s ex-wife is a piece of work, especially where their kids are concerned. I’m glad they found Vi. I like that she was uncomfortable around the kids at the beginning. It was realistic considering her background.

The story was well-written and fits in nicely with the rest of the series. As an animal lover, I appreciated how the story ended. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.

ebook, 191 pages
Expected publication: November 30th 2017 by Cedrona Enterprises
ASIN: B0759TLYZF
Edition Language: English
URL: Http://www.jamidavenport.com/penalty-play
Series: Game On in Seattle #9

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Fallen by Tenaya Jayne: Interview & Giveaway




Fallen
Shadows of Regia
Book One
Tenaya Jayne

Genre: PNR

Publisher: Cold Fire Publishing LLC

Date of Publication: Sep. 29th 2017

ISBN: 978-0998674131
ASIN: B0749YWSSN

Number of pages: 375
Word Count: 72,000

Cover Artist: Tenaya Jayne

Tagline: Destiny is a heartless bitch.

Book Description:

Half vampire and wealthy playboy, Maddox lives his life in the public eye and thoroughly enjoys his bad reputation. But what most people believe of him is not who he really is. Life has always been easy for Maddox, but now a dark figure moves through the shadows slaughtering innocent young women, and the evidence points at him as his exes start turning up dead with his name carved into their skin.
Erin hates everything Maddox stands for and when her best friend becomes the most recent in the line of mysterious killings, she has no doubt the rich lothario is responsible. Torn by grief, Erin decides to take matters into her own hands and she will stop at nothing to make Maddox pay.

But when the two rivals finally come head to head, neither is prepared for the sparks that fly or the eternal bond that destiny weaves between their souls. Maddox is desperate to keep Erin by his side and prove to her his innocence.  Erin would rather die than submit to being his destined life mate… And her death is just what the killer has in mind.



About the Author:

Reading my bio, huh?

Real life sucks. I bet you feel like that sometimes, maybe even right now. That’s why I write fantasy. I need to escape depression, bitterness, bills, illness…I could go on, but you get it. In the pages of fiction, I can slay the dragons, triumph over the bad guys, be immortal, and never struggle with love handles. For a short time, I can let it all go, and be everything I can’t be in real life. Maybe you’re hurting right now. Maybe you’re in the waiting room of the hospital, or just stuck in traffic. I’ve brought a portal. Come with me…Let’s ditch this crappy popsicle stand and go somewhere great, where we can forget all this, at least for a while.

That’s why I write. I’m not an author, I’m an escape artist.





Interview:

Please welcome Fallen author Tenaya Jayne to Diane's Book Blog.

What is your favorite part of the story in Fallen? 

My heroine, Erin has been fighting every element of being paired with Maddox, but in spite of that, he gets her blood heated and she decides one night to just give in. It doesn’t go as she planned. I’ll show you a tiny excerpt.

She marched up to the front door and knocked loudly.
He opened the door, his expression confused.
“What do you want?”
“You. I want you.”
“No,” his voice was ice and he slammed the door in her face.
She stood there and just blinked a few times. Was this a joke? She backed up a step, unsure what to do. She didn’t feel anything yet, she hadn’t processed what just happened. He opened the door again and stepped out shoving his finger in her face.
“I’m sick of being used for sex! I will not be used anymore, and especially not by you of all people. You and I will have something real, or nothing at all!” he backed up and slammed the door again.
Erin wrung her hands, totally discombobulated. Yeah, okay. That just happened.


How long did it take you to write Fallen? 

Exactly one month! It’s the fastest I’ve ever written something full length. That was a crazy month. Maddox just fell into my head and then he wouldn’t shut up. I didn’t sleep much that month because my characters just kept talking and keeping me up. I had to go see my chiropractor a few times after that.


If you could be best friends with one of your characters, who would it be?

Forest. She has grit and spunk …she’s rough around the edges but her heart is true and soft under all of her pain. She actually is one of my best friends even though I made her up. I guess I never grew out of having imaginary friends.


What books have most influenced your life? 

Whew. There are a bunch. Perfume, by Patrick Suskind is one for sure. It’s totally brilliant both in plot and execution. This is an influencer for me because sometimes I have ideas but it feels like writing them out is just beyond me. Those are the moments I remember Perfume. When you look at the plot for Perfume, it amazes because it is so ambitious, so much of it is about smells! When I get locked up, I remember Perfume, and remind myself that all I have to do is slow down and focus on what I want to say. If a moment or a scene feels too difficult, I cannot discard it, I must stretch myself until I can find the right words.     


What book are you reading now? 

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo


What do you prefer paperback, hardcover, or ebooks? 

I like them all, but I prefer paperbacks because they are so handy. I don’t need to worry about the battery, I can just put them in my purse and take them wherever I go.






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Monday, November 27, 2017

BROCK by Kat Mizera

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Brock Lassiter has it all: good looks, good health, and the best job in the world. As a defenseman for the Las Vegas Sidewinders hockey team, he’s the luckiest bastard on earth. If only he could stop getting in trouble. One more screw-up and the team won’t renew his contract. He needs to clean up his act, but he's not interested in a ball and chain—even if it comes in the form of the woman he’s been fantasizing about for years. Hollywood starlet Ashleigh Hunter is living the dream with a role on one of the hottest shows on television. Her life would be complete if only she could adopt the sweet orphan girl she’s fallen in love with, but a single 25-year-old woman who spends the majority of her time in the spotlight may not be able to get custody. When Brock and Ashleigh find themselves accidentally married, they balk. There’s no denying the chemistry between them, but a marriage of convenience? Who does that anymore? Apparently, they do—and it’s not what either of them are expecting. **Brock is a STANDALONE hockey romance, part of the Sidewinders Series*
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About the Author: 

 Kat Mizera is a South Florida native. Born in Miami Beach with a healthy dose of wanderlust, she’s called Los Angeles, Long Island, upstate New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Atlanta home. She’s never been able to pick which locale is her favorite, but if pressed, she’d probably choose the west coast. Kat’s a typical PTA mom with a wonderful and supportive husband (Kevin) and two amazing boys (Nick and Max). When she’s not writing, she’s either scrapbooking or indulging in her second love (after writing) – traveling. Greece is one of her favorite places in the world. She loves that Athens is a big city with a small-town feel. The food, beaches and culture keep her going back as often as possible. She hopes to retire there one day so she can spend her days writing books on the beach. Kat has been a working freelance writer for nearly 30 years. She sold her first article–a review of a rock concert–for $10 in 1985. Since then she’s been an entertainment journalist, waitress, bartender, legal assistant, food critic, magazine editor, substitute teacher, and sports writer. She also spent some time working at A & M Records in Los Angeles. As you can guess from her series, the Las Vegas Sidewinders, Kat loves hockey. She is also a freelance hockey writer, covering her favorite team, the Florida Panthers, and any other teams that have an interesting story. The rest of the time, she writes novels: sexy, romantic fiction that she hopes makes you as happy as it makes her. There’s something enticing about hockey players and romance… Connect with Kat: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorkatmizera/ Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lzRBG6 Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorKatMiz Bookbub: http://bit.ly/2li6zRe Website: http://www.katmizera.com
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