Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Hearts on the Line Series Blog Tour & Giveaway - Vengeful in Love by Nadia Lee

Join author Nadia Lee on her Virtual Blog Tour for the Hearts on the Line Series, presented by Author’s HQ, from December 26 – January 22, 2014.  Please leave a comment or question for Nadia to let her know you stopped by.  You can enter her tour wide giveaway by filling out the Rafflecopter form below. 
Guest Post - My Plans for 2014 by Nadia Lee

I have two separate themes going on for my 2014 plans. One is personal, and the other is professional.

First theme: put me first --

This is intensely personal to me. I had a son two years ago, and since then I’ve let myself go. Oftentimes I felt so guilty about taking time off to do something nice for myself because it seemed wasteful. Somehow I was supposed to be a Supermom, who cooks every meal--delicious and nutritious and within budget of course!--and keeps the house clean, takes care of my son and husband's needs, and writes, and so on.

By the time I was done doing things for everyone and everything, I was just exhausted. I stopped going to the gym and hanging out with people and be more proactive with my rehab (I have a bad back and it requires weekly therapy in order for me to manage the pain). It's true that women are terrible at taking care of themselves first because so many us have been conditioned to be selfless. But I can see that I'm not a very good mom and wife and friend when I feel stressed out and tired. There's a reason why the airline emergency instructions always state: help yourself first before helping others!

So my personal plan is to do something every day to make myself feel good and/or pampered. It can be something as simple as reading for pleasure while drinking hot chocolate (which I should do more often since I just bought some pure chocolate powder from Belgium!) or something as fancy as getting a massage for half an hour. I also want to start exercising more regularly as well.

I want to try it for a year and see how it affects me and those around me. Hopefully it'll make me become a better mom and wife and friend and writer.

Second theme: professional (basically my publication and writing goals) --

I want to publish the rest of the books from the Hearts on the Line series. This is how the publishing schedule looks right now:

Vengeful in Love -- out in December 2013
Reunited in Love -- out in January 2014
Redemption in Love -- out in February 2014
Sweet in Love -- out in March 2014
Hearts on the Line Book 5 -- out in spring 2014
Hearts on the Line Book 6 -- out in summer 2014
Hearts on the Line Book 7 -- out in fall 2014
Hearts on the Line Book 8 -- out in winter 2014

Just so you know, I'm not writing them ALL right now! I'm finished up to Sweet in Love, and currently working on the fifth book. :)

It'll be challenging to put my health and wellbeing and family first and at the same time make sure not to neglect my career.

What about you? What are your hopes and aspirations for 2014?


Vengeful in Love Hearts on the Line, Book 1 
Publication Date: December 19, 2013 

Revenge is sweet... 

Self-made billionaire Alex Damon wants his pound of flesh from the people who ripped his family apart. When he discovers his enemies' daughter is working at his company -- and most likely spying for them -- he decides to start his revenge by seducing her.  Natalie Hall is stunned at the personal interest from the CEO of her company. Vulnerable, with an already bruised heart, she wants to avoid any involvement -- but she can't deny the desire he arouses in her. ...but love is sweeter...

What should've been a straightforward eye-for-an-eye starts to unravel as Natalie's unflinching loyalty and kindness begin to thaw Alex's cold intent. But caring for her is unthinkable...since he plans to use everything in his power to ruin her family and everyone else she holds dear.




Reunited in Love Hearts on the Line, Book 2
Publication Date: January 9, 2014 

A temporary reunion...

 Newly jobless and adrift, former investment banker Kerri Wilson travels to Virginia to see her best friend and regroup, only to run into billionaire playboy Ethan Lloyd. It's been years since she's snuck out of his bed after the most amazing sex of her life, and he's so not her type -- she likes them tall, dark and manageable. But he's too hot to resist, and she succumbs to another sizzling, no-strings-attached (or so she thinks) night.

Unwilling to let her go this time, Ethan makes a simple proposition: a job, a place to stay, and an exclusive affair that will end when either of them finds someone else. But with her dark, painful past catching up to her, Kerri may have to bolt again -- even though her heart is telling her to stay. And Ethan's not giving her up without fighting to make their "temporary" arrangement something far more permanent...


about author


Bilingual former management consultant Nadia Lee has lived in four different countries and enjoyed many adventures and excellent food around the globe. In the last eight years, she has kissed stingrays, been bitten by a shark, ridden an elephant and petted tigers. She shares an apartment overlooking a river and palm trees in Japan with her husband and son. When she's not writing, she can be found digging through old Asian historical texts or planning another trip.

Mailing List: http://www.nadialee.net 

While we’ve all heard or read the phrase that “revenge is a dish best served cold”, the reality is that revenge is seldom clean and emotionless, something the characters in Nadia Lee’s Vengeful in Love learn firsthand.  Filled with well-developed characters, good dialogue and an intriguing corporate mystery, Ms. Lee grabbed my attention from the first page and kept it throughout her story.  A contemporary romance, set in both Washington D.C. and Hong Kong, Ms. Lee’s new series, Hearts on the Line, is off to a really good start with Vengeful in Love.

A self-made billionaire, Alexander Damon has learned a lot of lessons on the way to success; the most important lessons being those dealing with trust.  Determined to take revenge against Emily Rodale, the woman he holds responsible for his father’s failures, Alex has planned the perfect revenge.   Seduce Natalie Hall, Ms. Rodale’s goddaughter, and use everything he has to destroy anyone who stands in his way.

The adopted daughter of a U.S. Senator, Natalie Hall has learned that when it comes to business and love, it’s better to keep the two things separate.  When her boss at DDE, a defense contractor, is fired and she gets an unexpected promotion, Natalie is surprised and a little bit leery about having to work up close and personal with Alex Damon, the company’s owner.  Determined to ignore her intense attraction to the man, Natalie finds herself between a rock and a hard place when Alex makes it clear he’s deeply attracted to her too.  Even though she knows she shouldn’t give in, she can’t help what her heart and body both want.  

The scenes between Alex and Natalie are well written and enjoyable; they have great verbal and physical chemistry.  While Alex and Natalie both are determined to keep things only “physical” in their “non-relationship”, it soon became apparent to me that they were emotionally involved from the start.   While both Natalie and Alex are well educated, they both had difficult experiences in their childhoods which have left emotional scars.  Natalie has never felt loved by her adopted family, even though they saw to it she was educated and brought up in the best environments, and Alex had to deal with his father’s business failure and emotional problems on top of his mother’s abandonment when their lives changed .  As if the emotional issues they are both dealing with weren’t enough, there’s the added situation that someone at DDE is giving privileged information to the Rodale Company and Natalie is suspected of being a corporate spy.  

Ms. Lee does a wonderful job dealing with the characters ongoing physical attraction, while at the same time developing an emotional connection between them.  Natalie is determined to be loved for who she is and not her social or business connections and Alex is determined to keep his emotional involvement light.  While I was really drawn to Natalie’s character right away, and thought Alex was hot and smart, I do have to warn you that Alex is not your typical hero; his calculated seduction of Natalie, his determination to use Natalie to get revenge and his occasional lack of communication make him difficult to like at times.  In fact there’s a scene where I think I would personally would have assaulted him because of his behavior (no, I’m not giving spoilers – I’ll just say it’s a doozy!).  

The secondary characters, from Natalie’s adopted family to Emily Rodale and her son, Charlie, are well written and contribute a lot to the story.  At first it’s easy to dislike them all, and their behavior towards Natalie when things really start to hit the fan, but Ms. Lee shows that there is always more to the story than everyone thinks they knows.  It’s also clear that none of them really know Natalie and Alex, and that they need to learn that honesty, integrity and loyalty are more than just mere words.  I especially liked Alex and Natalie’s best friends, Ethan Lloyd and Kerri Wilson, who will be the main characters in Reunited in Love, Ms. Lee’s next book in this series.

Will Alex realize he loves Natalie and that she’s the woman he wants to spend the rest of his life with before it’s too late?  Will Natalie forgive Alex for what he’s done?  You’ll have to read Vengeful in Love to find out.  I really enjoyed it and can’t wait to read the next book in this series.

My Rating:  4.5 out of 5 Stars  

FTC Disclosure:  I received a complimentary copy of this book as a part of a book tour in exchange for a fair and honest review. 


Release Day Book Blast & Giveaway for Entangled Moments by Dori Lavelle

Join author Dori Lavelle on her Release Day Book Blast for Entangled Moments, presented by Tasty Book Tours, on December 31, 2013.  Please leave a comment or question for Dori to let her know you stopped by.  You can enter her tour wide giveaway by filling out the Rafflecopter form below. You can also follow the rest of her book blast here, the more stops you visit, the better your odds of winning. 
Entangled Moments
By Dori Lavelle
Moments in Time, Book 1

Publisher: Dori Lavelle
Release Date: December 31, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 70 Pages

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About the book: 

A deadly accident can take a life in more than one way.

Four years ago, Carlene Adams made a deadly mistake. A tragic accident derailed the future she'd hoped for, taking the life of the man she'd planned to spend forever with.

As a self-imposed penance for her solitary sin, Carlene has given up on every dream she ever had. She has committed to spend every remaining moment trying to make up for that one instance when everything changed.  

Then she gets a second chance.

When Carlene meets Nick, the single kiss they share awakens the desires she shoved aside for so long. Suddenly she wants more than what she believe she deserves. Will she ever see him again? And if she does, what will that mean for her?

A thing of fate.

Leaving the life she built on regret, Carlene waits for fate to intervene. But just as she begins to believe in a fresh start, she's forced to realize a horrible truth—one with the power to send her second chance crashing before it even takes off.
Nick isn't who she thought he was. She isn't the girl he believed her to be, either. Their lives were intertwined even before they met, and if Carlene tells him the truth, she’ll risk tearing them apart—for good.

** Due to sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18. **

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Author Info
Dori Lavelle, is a mother, wife, and lover of happy endings and mint chocolate. She thinks love and chocolate make such a perfect pair. Give her a great romance novel with a hint of suspense and a mug of hot chocolate and she'd be one happy woman.

Growing up, Dori read a lot, and when she wasn't happy with a particular ending, she wrote a different one, just for herself. Before long, she was writing stories when she should have been doing homework. The time has come for her to share the stories she cooks up in her head.

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Email: Dori_lavelle@yahoo.com

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Blog Tour & Giveaway for Make Me Yours Evermore by Cari Siilverwood


Join author Cari Silverwood on her Blog Tour for Make Me Yours Evermore, presented by Authors Angels, from December 23 – January 6, 2014.  Please leave a comment or question for Cari to let her know you stopped by.  You can enter her tour wide giveaway by filling out the Rafflecopter form below. 

Make Me Yours Evermore
By Cari Silverwood
Pierced Hearts, Book 3

Publisher: Cari Silverwood
Release Date: December 20, 2013
Genre: Erotica
ISBN: 978-1-311900-23-4

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Taking what you want may come at a terrifying price.

Chris calls his darkest, nastiest fantasy into the light of day when he has to kidnap Kat to save a friend. For years, he’s wanted to bring her to her knees.

But claiming her draws attention. Andreas wants to save Kat, until he sees her response to raw male dominance.

More dangerous are the human traffickers, who regard the acquisition and selling of women as a very high stakes business. And they’re watching. Everything.

Death. The perversion of love. The loss of freedom.
Sometimes there is no choice.

Warning: Capture fantasy; dubious consent; anal play; strap-on; M/f/M and f/f scenes; BDSM themes including caning, spanking, bondage, and piercing, as well as some upside-down naughtiness.

Also contains one Dom gone bad who believes obsession means never having to say you’re sorry.

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The water might be cold but she was warm against my skin. I couldn’t help admiring her curves as I smoothed away the grime of all that had happened to her over the last day. A few times she stirred and pushed at my hand but I persisted. Her skin was pale, accentuating the red of her bra and black of her panties – color coded scraps of cloth that screamed sexual territory. All the best bits were underneath those. Her lips were plump with the promise of kisses. Long legs, female contours…


At last the tape loosened and I gently pulled the bits away from each strand of her hair, revealing her face. What color were her eyes? I turned her face upward and stroked her cheek until she opened them.

Gray. A pretty and liquid light gray.

“Hi,” I said softly.

She only groaned quietly and blinked.

When she turned her cheek away and nestled back into me, curving her back and drawing up her legs so the water swirled, I had to clamp down on a surge of emotion. Her eyelids drifted down again. She clung to my leg with both arms – determined yet weak. Her hair swept in lazy arcs against the masculine heaviness of my thigh.

Beauty personified.

I ached somewhere deep inside. What did Chris want to do to her?

The draw to protect her was so strong. I didn’t care what she might or might not have done. So cute all snuggled around me. I’d never had a woman do this. Ever. Not in such a vulnerable way.

“Hey, baby girl.” I stroked her cheek again. “I’m going to get you out of this.”

She stirred but her eyes stayed shut. “Not a baby. Fugg off.”

I chuckled and smiled. “Not a hope.”

Daylight was fading by the time we had her out of the bath and dried off. 

When Chris wrist and ankle cuffed her and collared her with black leather, I managed to stay quiet. When he attached a metal leash, I fought not to explode.

Maybe part of this was that I also found her disturbingly sexy all collared and leashed. That scared me.


About Cari

Cari Silverwood writes the way the world should be - dangerous and sexy with bullets piercing the darkness and lovers wrenched close by ropes. When you need escape, when you need that rough lover to bring you to your knees, here you will find stories to singe your fingers. The taste of adventure, the tang of BDSM, the burn of fantasy run wild. Brace yourselves, if you dare to read.

And...in this real world, she has a lovely family in Australia, with the prerequisite teenager who dwells in the dark bedroom catacombs…a husband who raises eyebrows when he catches glimpses of what she writes, and a furry menagerie of other animals barking, meowing, and swimming about the place. 

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