Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Blog Tour Review - Can’t Get Enough by Gena Showalter

   

From New York Times Bestselling author Gena Showalter, comes the next standalone romance in the Original Heartbreakers Series—CAN’T GET ENOUGH!

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CAN’T GET ENOUGH Synopsis:

New York Times best selling author Gena Showalter returns with a sizzling Original Heartbreakers tale, featuring a rough, tough bad boy brought to his knees by... a kindergarten teacher? The king of one-night stands... To inherit--and destroy--his father’s business at long last, Brock Hudson needs a temporary wife. The ruthless ex-military heartthrob has always avoided romantic entanglements. Women are sweet, but vengeance will be sweeter. Or so he thinks. Only one woman will do, but the vulnerable beauty is more than he bargained for—sexier, wittier, and utterly irresistible.

The queen of the deep freeze… After an abusive first marriage, Lyndie Scott has sworn off relationships. But still she longs for a child of her own. Turns out, the brawler who used to frighten her with only a glance is the answer to her problems. She agrees to his proposal, with a caveat: spend every night in bed with her, then walk away for good when it’s time to divorce. Even if she’s pregnant.

A marriage of breathtaking inconvenience... As the days pass too quickly and the nights heat up, Brock battles a sense of possession and obsession. Will the former commitment-phobe convince his wife they’re better off together, or will she pack her bags and go?

   

Review

I’ve been waiting on this book since I first learned of both Brock and Lyndie. Lyndie is the shy one, who doesn’t trust men due to being abused most of her life. By the hand of her father and her husband. Men like Brock scare her but Brock has a gentleness to him that Lyndie can feel and see. He would never hurt her. 

While Brock would never hurt Lyndie, he does have a darkness in him that stems from childhood. Not only that, but he has PTSD from being in military. All that doesn’t ever stop him from treating Lyndie with all the respect and love she deserves. 

The best part about the book for me was the marriage of convenience trope. I can’t help it, that’s one of my favorites. Another trope I love is when the heroine is looking for a donor. A sperm donor that is. Lyndie doesn’t feel complete without a baby in her arms. Brock never wanted kids or a relationship; so while he’s getting married for convenience, he doesn’t want it to last. 

Will the two be able to get what they want without falling in love? I for one can’t tell you how much I enjoyed this story. Lyndie and Brock are perfect for each other in every way that counts. The appearances of the other characters made me so giddy. I love them. Overall, while this can technically can be read as a standalone, I absolutely recommend reading all the other books first! Starting with the very first one, The Closer You Come, where it all started. 

*Thank you to the author for providing a copy for an unbiased and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 


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Gena Showalter’s CAN’T GET ENOUGH – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:
December 6th
Angelically Devilish Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Booknerd1107 – Review & Excerpt
Kayns Book – Review
Literary Misfit – Review & Excerpt
NallaReads – Review & Excerpt
Rainy Thursdays – Excerpt
December 7th
I Love Romance – Review & Excerpt
Read. Eat. Love. – Review & Excerpt
Romancing the Laser Pistol – Review & Excerpt
Under the Covers – Review & Excerpt
December 8th
Book Lovers 4Ever – Excerpt
Lover of Big Books Cannot Lie – Review & Excerpt
Novel Addiction – Review & Excerpt
Reese's Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Under The Covers Book Lovers – Review & Excerpt
December 9th
Binding Addiction – Excerpt
E-Romance News – Excerpt
KDRBCK – Review
The Romance Rebels – Review & Excerpt
December 10th
Crazii Bitches Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Francoise's Reading Corner – Review & Excerpt
Jen's Reading Obsession – Review & Excerpt
Nicole's Book Musings – Review & Excerpt
Polished Bookworm – Review & Excerpt
Somewhere Lost in Books – Review & Excerpt
The Vagaries of Us – Review & Excerpt
December 11th
Melissa's Bookworld – Review & Excerpt
Moonlight Rendezvous – Review & Excerpt
Sweet Red Reads – Review & Excerpt
December 12th
All Things Dark & Dirty – Review & Excerpt
Bobo's Book Bank – Excerpt
Loves Great Reads Blog – Review & Excerpt
Read-Love-Blog – Review & Excerpt
The Lovely Books – Review & Excerpt
December 13th
Book Angel Booktopia – Review & Excerpt
Jax's Book Magic – Excerpt
Milky Way of Books – Review
Never without a book in hand – Review & Excerpt
The Book Addict's Reviews – Review & Excerpt
The Readdicts – Review & Excerpt
December 14th
Dirty Girl Romance – Review
Evermore Books – Review & Excerpt
PBC – Excerpt
One-Click Chocolate Chick – Review & Excerpt
The Book Lover – Review
December 15th
BJ's Book Blog – Review
G & T's Indie Café – Excerpt
Wrapped Up In Reading – Review & Excerpt
      About Gena Showalter: Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the spellbinding Lords of the Underworld and Angels of the Dark series, two young adult series--Everlife and the White Rabbit Chronicles--and the highly addictive Original Heartbreakers series. In addition to being a National Reader's Choice and two time RITA nominee, her romance novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan (Red Hot Read) and Seventeen magazine, she's appeared on Nightline and been mentioned in Orange is the New Black--if you ask her about it, she'll talk for hours…hours! Her books have been translated in multiple languages. She’s hard at work on her next novel, a tale featuring an alpha male with a dark side and the strong woman who brings him to his knees. You can learn more about Gena, her menagerie of rescue dogs, and all her upcoming books at genashowalter.com or Facebook.com/genashowalterfans    

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Entangled Presents- Holiday Affair



Entangled Publishing is celebrating the holidays with 25 Days of Holiday Steals. They will be spotlighting a special steal of a deal each day from December 1st through December 25th. So be sure to check back each day to see what special offer is up for grabs that day!

Today's Steal is... 

Holiday Affair by Annie Seaton is just 99¢!

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Unadventurous Lissy McIntyre believes choosing the right man should be based on common sense. She would never pick a rolling stone like Nick Richards for long-term love. But a red-hot, tropical romance? Yes, please. He's got a swoon-worthy body and his kisses leave her senseless. A tropical holiday romance might be what she needs…

When Nick moves to his new job in a small country town, he's stunned to discover that his no-nonsense neighbor and co-worker is the beautiful woman he spent a memorable night with on a tropical island. He's unaccustomed to staying in one place for long, but he just can't seem to stay away from the intriguing woman. Nick doesn't do forever but having Lissy around has him thinking maybe he could...  

Holiday Affair by Annie Seaton Excerpt

She put her tea on the windowsill and looked outside for a long moment. The sun was dropping behind the trees and the late afternoon sunlight darkened the room, making it difficult to see his expression.

“Why…why? I came to you last Saturday and you threw my feelings back in my face.”

“I was ashamed of my behavior all week. I was scared you would take it as a commitment if I responded to you.”

“Did I ask you for commitment?” she asked, her voice frosty. “Me. This is me. Remember, I don’t do commitment, Nick. You know how I feel about that. I don’t believe in the sort of physical attraction we seem to have for each other ending up in any long lasting relationship.”

“I know,” he replied. “But I didn’t trust you. I thought I could avoid hurting you, but I think I did the opposite.”

He watched as she wrapped her arms around her chest and appeared to go into self-preservation mode.

“Not at all. I barely gave you a thought. I was busy all week with the research. It’s not long till we go the Cook Islands and I have a heap of writing up to do. I will admit I was a little embarrassed about my behavior at the restaurant, so I kept a bit of a low profile at the university.”

He knew she was not being honest with him and it amazed him how well he could read her, but he didn’t want to push his luck and upset her even more. She turned away from him and looked out the window, her arms still crossed in front of her. There was also no way he was going to let her know that all he wanted to do was come over and hold her. Not sex, just comfort.

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Entangled Presents: Christmas with the Sheriff




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Christmas with the Sheriff by Victoria James is just 99¢!

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After fleeing her beloved small town five years ago, Julia Bailey is back to spend Christmas with her family. Returning is hard, but keeping the devastating secret about her late husband is even harder. Her place isn’t in Big Sky Country any longer…but the more time she spends with the irresistible Sheriff who saved her once before, and his adorable little daughter, the more Julia starts wishing she could let go of the past and start a new life. 

Single dad and county Sheriff Chase Donovan had been secretly in love with his best friend’s wife for years. But after her traumatic loss he knew Julia needed to get away from Shadow Creek, even though helping her leave was the last thing he wanted to do. Now she’s home and he doesn’t intend to lose her a second time. Chase is going to prove to Julia just how good they can be together this Christmas…and forever.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Review + Excerpt - Unknown Trilogy by Wendy Higgins



 

From New York Times and USA Today bestseller Wendy Higgins comes a frighteningly realistic apocalyptic America brought to life and entwined with searing romantic tension that will leave you eager for more. UNDONE, the stunning conclusion in the Unknown Trilogy is now available! Grab your copies of the Unknown Trilogy today!




About UNKNOWN (Unknown Trilogy #1):


Amber Tate believes the worst thing she’ll suffer in life is dealing with the unrequited love she feels for her brother’s best friend, Rylen Fite. She also believes war is something unfortunate that happens places far, far away fro

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 her rural Nevada town. She’s wrong on both counts.

When an unknown organization meticulously bombs major cities in the United States and across the globe, a trickle-down effect spreads to remaining towns at an alarming speed—everything from food and water sources to technology and communications are compromised. Without leadership, the nation is split between paralysis and panic, but Amber isn’t one to hide or watch helplessly. She’s determined to put her nursing skills to use, despite the danger, even if it means working alongside the man she can never have.

In this first installment of NY Times bestselling author, Wendy Higgins’s debut New Adult series, a frighteningly realistic apocalyptic America is brought to life, entwined with searing romantic tension that will leave you eager for more.


Excerpt from UNKNOWN, book 1: Amber and Rylen
I sat outside on the old tire swing, lost in thought until late in the night, determined to see them come home. At nearly two my eyes were drooping from boredom. I was just about to go inside when I saw headlights crest over the hill at the top of our street. My stomach wobbled and I held the tire tighter. I’d probably be covered in dirt and black marks, but I didn’t care.
I didn’t recognize the sporty coup that pulled up or the girl in the driver’s seat. I stayed very still until I realized it was Tater in the front with her, and Rylen in the back. Rylen got out and Tater proceeded to swallow the girl’s face. Actually, I couldn’t really tell, but that’s what it looked like from far away. Rylen came straight toward me.
“Saw you when we pulled up,” he said, leaning against the tree. I could smell beer on him. “What are you doing out here in the dark all by yourself?”
“Waiting for you,” I said. The words sent a tremor of nerves through me like roller skates on rough pavement.
A sly grin pulled the side of his mouth upward and he shoved his hands in his pockets. “We’re big boys. You don’t need to wait up for us.”
“Maybe I just wanted to see you again.”
He cocked his head at me, as if trying to study my face in the dark.
The door of the car closed and tires crunched in the driveway as the girl reversed. Tater came loping over and I gritted my teeth in irritation. 
“What are you still doing up?” he slurred. “Dontcha got school ‘omorrow?”
“It’s summer, duh,” I said. “And you’re trashed. You should go drink some water and go to bed.”
Imma eat everything in the fridge first,” Tater said with a big smile. He patted both of my cheeks and squeezed them in his fingers, pinching me. I could smell hard liquor on his breath. “Aw, my wittle sissy.”
“Stop it.” I pulled back, laughing at his stupidness. He grabbed the tire and gave me a hard swing, making me squeal as I flew high. And to my joy he walked toward the house, and Rylen stayed.
When I started to slow, Rylen pushed off from the tree and his hot hands touched my back, gently pushing me. I swung like that for five minutes in the silence of night, looking forward to each downward swoop when his hands would touch me to push me upward again. Then he grasped the tire with a jolt to stop it, and spun it so that I was facing him. He stood close. His eyes glistened in the moonlight, slightly unfocused. I wondered how much he’d had to drink. 
“It’s weird to see you all grown up,” he said softly. 
My stomach did that truffle-shuffle thing as my brain searched for a response and found nothing.
“You know,” he said, “when you were little I used to pretend you were Krystal.” Oh my God…his little sister who he lost. I held my breath as he kept talking. “I used to get mad at my mom for making me take Krystal everywhere I went, like I was her constant babysitter or something. I’d get mad at my mom and take it out on Krystal. I was mean as shit to her.”
“Rylen…” He’d definitely had a lot to drink. He never let himself talk about his past or his feelings. “You were just a boy.”
He shook his head. “Doesn’t matter. And no matter how mean I was, she still stuck to me like a puppy. Loyal.”
I swallowed hard. “I’m sure she knew you loved her.”
He didn’t say anything for a minute, just stared off toward his darkened house. “I just always wanted to do right by you.”
“You have,” I whispered. But I’m not your sister, I wanted to say.
He stepped even closer, enough for us to really see each other’s eyes in the starlight. “There’s so much shit out there in the world. So much fucking evil. There’s times where I’m submersed in it and I start to wonder what the point is—of life—of everything. And then I get a letter from you and it’s like…you’re this beam of light shining from across the world. Like a piece of gold, making me remember the good that’s out there. The things that are worth fighting for.”
He thinks of me like gold? Swallow. Breathe. Do not cry. What do I even say to that? 
“If I’m gold, Ry, you’re like…titanium. Stronger than you think.”
My words made him rock back slightly on his heels and he grasped the tire to pull himself forward and study my eyes. When I kept my gaze steadily on his, letting him know I was completely serious, he shook his head in wonder and let out a huff of disbelief. I reached out and touched his chest, gently at first, and then fisting his shirt in my palm, pulling him gently toward me. He stared into my eyes as I urged him closer. He wet his lips and my heart pounded a steady rhythm, chanting finally, finally, finally.

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About UNREST (Unknown Trilogy #2):

Being on the run in the desert means food and sanctuary are hard to come by, but Amber Tate and her crew are not about to give up. Not after having so many of the things they love brutally ripped from them by an unknown enemy who sent their world into the apocalypse.

Survival takes precedence, but once safe shelter is found, their guards fall and the emotions they’ve been holding in are finally released. Anger, insecurities...lust. In their tight quarters, Amber, Rylen, Tater, and Remy can't escape it. The past must be faced, and passions run even stronger in the darkest of times.

In the midst of unrest, their worlds are rocked again when they discover the

 truth about the war that’s ruined their lives. They thought finding out the enemy's identity would give them the edge; instead it’s revealed terrifying dangers they never thought possible.

 Unrest Review:

‘Unrest’ starts off where ‘Unknown’ ended. The whole book sort of The Host by Stephenie Meyer. The pack trek the backroads on their way to Utah where they find a group that’s basically a resistance group. It’s there that they are all given jobs, shelter, and food. After being on the verge of starvation and grief, Amber and the gang quickly become adapted to life underground.

I will say this, this was so much more romantic than the first book. Ry is probably the most clueless man to ever walk the freaking planet. Besides that, I enjoyed watching the tension grow between Ry and Amber. Unrest delves so much deeper in who is attacking and why. It’s so scary to think about. Wendy brings a new take on alien invasion and to be honest, after we finally learn more about the attacks, I fell a little more in love with the story.

It has my mind racing with so many questions. Most importantly though, how in the world will they win? I need my questions answered. I need more of these group of people who I’ve come to care for. Not just Amber but everyone. Now onto what happens in the next book!

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About UNDONE (Unknown Trilogy #3):

Amber Tate never dreamed their heart-wrenching escape from the enemy’s attack would lead them to the most beautiful place she’s ever seen. Like everywhere else in the world, Elmendorf military base in Alaska has been taken over, but it’s time to take it back—all of it—one base, one city at a time. After losing so much, Amber clings to the one precious person she has left, and vows to sacrifice everything to help save the Earth.

Remy Haines is a lover, not a fighter, so when she finds herself in enemy territory, expected to feign allegiance while gathering intel for the rebel cause, she’s never been more out of her element. Tensions only increase when her feelings for Jacob “Tater” Tate won’t go away, and the enemy’s leader takes an interest in her. She’s torn between what her heart wants, and what she knows she should do. As for what her body needs…well, it’s always had a mind of its own.

Undone Review:
After the ending to Unrest, I anxiously dove into the next book. With the way it ended, you can’t help but have your heart in your throat. Terrified. That’s one word that comes to mind when I think of the ending. In Undone, we actually start having the point of view from both Amber and Remy. I thought that was genius. I really love Remy and it was awesome being inside her head.
So Remy, Tater, and Lisette have been taken by the Baelese, the aliens sent to wipe out humanity and make earth their own. It’s there we find out who their leader is and let’s just say, it’s pretty obvious from earlier books who it is. I wasn’t surprised in the least. Remy grew a lot as a character since the first book. She has to play the game in order to beat the Baelese. Even if that involves seducing their leader...maybe.
Amber and Ry are in Alaska at another military base. The two must stop at nothing to get back what was taken from them. This thrilling conclusion with leave you absolutely breathless. The writing is perfection, the characters are better than ever, and the everlasting message of love and hope. My happy tears are streaming down my face. Well done, Wendy!
*Thank you to the author for providing a copy for an unbiased and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Wendy Higgins’s Unknown Trilogy Series Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:
December 6th
Candace Reads – Review & Excerpt
Literary Dust – Review
Once Upon a Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
The Lovely Books – Review & Excerpt
December 7th
By Valia Lind – Review & Excerpt
Ficwishes – Excerpt
Mes Livres – Review
YA Fantasy Worlds – Review & Excerpt
December 8th
Nice Ladies, Naughty Books – Review & Excerpt
Sister Sister Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Taylor Fenner’s Bookish World – Review & Excerpt
December 9th
Amy’s Review Obsession – Review & Excerpt
KDRBCK – Review & Excerpt
Rad Babes Read – Review
December 10th
Ceres Books World – Review
Julalicious Book Paradise – Review & Excerpt
December 11th
Lovely reads publishing – Review & Excerpt
Nerdy Soul – Review & Excerpt
Two Chicks on Books – Excerpt
Words We Love By – Excerpt
December 12th
Binding Addiction – Excerpt
For The Love of Fictional Worlds – Review & Excerpt
Moonlighting Scrivener – Review & Excerpt
Reese's Reviews – Review & Excerpt
December 13th
Book Reader Chronicles – Review & Excerpt
Jen in Bookland – Excerpt
Milky Way of Books – Review
The Book Maven – Review
December 14th
Books Make Me Happy – Excerpt
Ms. Me28 – Review & Excerpt
December 15th
Novelgrounds – Review
PBC – Excerpt
Sharing Inspired Kreations – Review & Excerpt
The Butterfly Reader – Review & Excerpt



About Wendy Higgins:
Wendy Higgins is a soccer mom and backstage drama mama. Most people in her tiny bayside town don’t know she’s a USA Today and NYT bestselling author of paranormal, fantasy, and science-fiction romances. Wendy is a former high school English teacher who now writes full time in her pajamas, and lives on the Eastern Shore of Virginia with her veterinarian husband, daughter, son, and little doggie Rue.
Wendy earned a bachelor’s in Creative Writing from George Mason University and a master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford University.




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Entangled Presents - Seven Day Fiancé by Rachel Harris



Entangled Publishing is celebrating the holidays with 25 Days of Holiday Steals. They will be spotlighting a special steal of a deal each day from December 1st through December 25th. So be sure to check back each day to see what special offer is up for grabs that day!

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Seven Day Fiance by Rachel Harris is just 99¢!

 

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One bad boy. One good girl. One unforgettable week…

 Angelle Prejean is in a pickle. Her family is expecting her to come home with a fiancé—a fiancé who doesn’t exist. Well, he exists, but he definitely has no idea Angelle told her mama they were engaged. Tattooed, muscled, and hotter than sin, Cane can reduce Angelle to a hot mess with one look—and leave her heart a mess if she falls for him. But when she ends up winning Cane at a charity bachelor auction, she knows just how to solve her fiancé problem.

Cane Robicheaux is no one’s prince. He doesn’t do relationships and he doesn’t fall in love. When sweet, sultry-voiced Angelle propositions him, he hopes their little game can finally get her out of his head. He doesn’t expect her to break through all his barriers. But even as Angelle burrows deeper into his heart, he knows once their seven days are up, so is their ruse.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Blog Tour Excerpt ft Giveaway - The Splendid Baron Submarine by Eric Bower


ABOUT THE BOOK
The Splendid Baron Submarine
Written by Eric Bower
Illustrated by Agnieszka Grochalska

Publisher’s Synopsis: Waldo “W.B.” Baron is back with another amazing adventure in another incredible invention! Pirate treasure? A clandestine meeting? A terribly rude monkey with personal boundary and hygiene issues? Two of those things sound like a dream come true to W.B, whose clever inventor parents are hired―by the Vice President!―to go on a super secret and intensely important treasure hunt to repay a national debt. If only it weren’t for that lousy, rude monkey, it would be the beginning of a perfect adventure. But at least it isn’t squirrels…
The treasure hunt gives the Baron family the opportunity to use their exceptional steam-powered submarine, freshly biggened and ready for adventure! But things are seldom straightforward for the eccentric Baron family, and this treasure hunt is no exception. W.B.’s trademark bad luck has him suffering monstrous marine misfortune and marauding monkey misery.
Can the Baron family embark on their newest adventure without the eggy and depressing Aunt Dorcas? Will the Barons find the treasure they seek? Will they save the country from financial ruin? Where does the monkey fit in, anyway? Do we like asking questions? Not really, but inside you’ll meet someone who likes asking questions and then answering them (despite his claims to the contrary, he really does like it).

Oh, did we mention the pirate’s curse?
Ages 9-12 | Publisher: Amberjack Publishing | November 14, 2017 | ISBN-13: 978-1944995256
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Eric Bower is the author of The Bizarre Baron Inventions series. He was born in Denville, New Jersey, an event of which he has little recollection, yet the people who were there have repeatedly assured him that it happened. He currently lives in Pasadena, California. His favorite type of pasta is cavatappi, his favorite movie is The Palm Beach Story, and he is the proud recipient of a “Beanology Degree” from Jelly Belly University in Fairfield, California. His wife and family have told him that the degree is nothing to be proud of, since “It’s not a real degree. You know that . . . Right?” and “Eric, they literally give them to everyone who visits the Jelly Belly factory,” but he knows that they’re all just jealous.

Excerpt 2, Chapter 2, pages 17 – 20
 When Mongo and Knuckles finally woke up, we agreed to go along with them. We were dying to know what the Vice President of the United States could want with us. And we were also quite curious why he would choose to send two hairy-knuckled goons like Mongo and Knuckles to find us. Surely, the Vice President of the United States could have sent some of his more respectable employees to our home, but, then again, we didn’t know a whole lot about politics. Maybe politicians just preferred to work with goons. Goons were quite good at gooning, and sometimes you just needed a good gooning goon in order to get some good goonery done.
                  “You need to stop making up stupid words,” Rose told me when I explained that to her.
We decided to trick Mongo and Knuckles (who seemed as though they had brains the size of red bopple nuts) into giving us some information about our secret invitation to see the Vice President.
                  “We’ve decided to go along with you without asking any questions,” M told them.
                  “Good,” said Knuckles. “Because we wouldn’t have answered any.”
                  “Well, we wouldn’t want you to,” I retorted.
                  “Yes, you would,” said Mongo. “If you knew what this was about, you’d want to ask us at least one hundred and seven different questions. Maybe even one hundred and eight.”
                  “I doubt that,” Rose said. “I bet it’s something really boring.”
                  “Yes, you probably just want us to come over and give you gardening tips,” my mother added.
                  “You couldn’t be more wrong,” said Knuckles.
                  “I actually wouldn’t mind some gardening tips,” Mongo said hopefully. “My tomato plants keep dying before they sprout. What am I doing wrong? Should I use fertilizer? What is fertilizer? Someone told me that it’s just cow plop, but I think they was funnin’ me.”
                  “Be quiet, Mongo,” Knuckles told him.
                  “You weren’t supposed to let them know our names, Knuckles,” Mongo pointed out.
                  “Then why did you just say my name, Mongo?” Knuckles asked through gritted teeth.
                  I yawned as loudly as I could, as we walked outside and stepped into the large horse drawn carriage parked in front of our white picket fence. Once we were inside the carriage, Mongo and Knuckles tied blindfolds over our eyes.
                  “This is going to be the dullest afternoon ever,” I said as they finished tying my blindfold.
                  “No, it ain’t,” said Mongo. “It’s going to be exciting.”
                  “It’ll be about as exciting as watching paint dry.”
                  “This is ten times more exciting than that! Maybe even more! Don’t make me do the math!”
 “Excuse me while I take a nap,” I said. “Wake me up when we get to Dullsville, which is obviously where we’re headed. Dull, dull, dull . . .”
                  “There ain’t nothing dull about meeting the Vice President!” Mongo snapped.
                  Knuckles knuckled Mongo over the head.
                  “You weren’t supposed to tell them about the Vice President!” Knuckles screamed. “Remember, you blockhead? He told us not to mention that, or the part about him needing the Barons to invent something for him.”
                  Mongo mongoed Knuckles over the head.
                  “You weren’t supposed to say that he needs them to invent something for him!” Mongo shouted. “Vice President Morton told us that after he told us about the island!”
                  “YOU WEREN’T SUPPOSED TO MENTION THE ISLAND!” Knuckles roared. “YOU’VE RUINED EVERYTHING!”
                  And, because goons can only scream at each other for so long before their fists become antsy and anxious to join the disagreement, Mongo and Knuckles began to fight one another. They punched each another with powerful hands the size of honey-baked hams, though nowhere near as tasty. Even though my parents hate it when people fight, they were smart enough not to get between the two men, who, as I mentioned before, really did seem more like gorillas than humans, both in appearance and in smell.
                  By the time the carriage had reached its destination, Mongo and Knuckles had beaten each other black and blue, and a little bit orange as well. They grumbled at one another as they led us out of the carriage and took off our blindfolds. a Rafflecopter giveaway
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On Her Guard by Skyla Madi




Title: On Her Guard
Series: Protecting Her #1
Author: Skyla Madi
Publisher: Crave Publishing
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Organized Crime
Release Date: December 5, 2017



Blurb

I don’t know how my life got so twisted.

One day, I’m working as a cash guard, shooting the tires off a stolen vehicle, and the next I’m a guard for the only daughter of high-profile mob boss, Marco Ventilli.

The twist?

I’ve already met the five-foot-four, one-hundred-and-ten-pound bombshell that is Sera Ventilli. 
In fact, I’ve had her every way a man can have a woman, and if her father ever finds out, he’ll skin me alive and bury me six feet under the hot sands of Las Vegas. 

knew Sera looked like the worst kind of trouble—my gut told me she was—but she swore otherwise, and I lapped up every single lie she fed me, like a Goddamn idiot.

All I had to do was keep the promise I made to my mother on her deathbed. Leave the Army, find a normal job and a good woman, and get on with my life.

Yeah. So much for that. 






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Author Bio

SKYLA MADI is an International bestselling romance novelist from Brisbane, Australia.

Skyla started her writing career fresh out of high school and at 24 she is a giver of both real and fictional life.

She is an aquarian, lover of the written word and author of the #1 BESTSELLING Consumed trilogy.



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