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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

✯BLOG TOUR:✯ Lord and Master: The Complete Trilogy by Kait Jagger {REVIEW + GIVEAWAY!}





Lord and Master: The Complete Trilogy by Kait Jagger

Release Date: March 20th 2017
Genres: Erotica, Romance, Suspense

You think you know Luna Gregory?

Maybe you see what her boss, the Marchioness of Lionsbridge, sees: the best PA she’s ever had, a 26-year-old fixer who makes problems disappear with four quiet words—‘Leave it with me.’ Or you see a remote, untouchable Ice Princess who the 500-year-old Arborage Estate’s heir presumptive longs to crush under his heel. Possibly, if you’re looking carefully, you see Luna as her friends see her: the quiet one, touched by childhood tragedy, who laughs at their jokes and has their backs no matter what.

But ultimately it takes charismatic, devastatingly attractive Swedish entrepreneur Stefan Lundgren, third in line to inherit the estate, to glimpse the intelligent, fiercely independent woman under Luna’s calm exterior. And what he sees he wants, this woman in ten thousand who is meant for him, body writhing beneath his in the dark of night, her inner self slowly revealing itself to him. Or so he believes. 

But Luna has built an entire life predicated on concealment, on maintaining control and hiding dark things in drawers. It will take the entirety of the Lord and Master trilogy, from the manicured gardens of Arborage, to the wilds of Shetland, to the streets of Stockholm, for her to step out of the shadows in the face of a new threat to Arborage.

You think you know Luna? You don’t.

The Lord and Master trilogy:
Lord and Master
Her Master’s Servant
The Marchioness


Purchase: Amazon

My Review:

It's always hard for me to rate more than one book in a series/trilogy because there is always a book that stands out more than the rest. However, the whole trilogy was intriguing and captivating from the very beginning to the very end. In the first book (Lord and Master) we get to meet Luna Gregory, she is a twenty-six year old PA who has successfully worked for the Marchioness of Lionsbridge for some time now. She is the best at what she does and doesn't have a problem getting what she wants. Although her job is very demanding, she still manages to catch up with her girlfriends and go on rides on her motorcycle. It is her understanding and reserved personality that has made her very likable among her coworkers and locals. Yet, she wasn't expecting to meet sexy entrepreneur Stefan Lundgren at the Marchioness' house. Their chemistry is instantaneous from the second they met, but now they have to work together and things are about to change for the both of them. The first book pretty much sets the setting of the book and the problems that the two characters are going to face, it does end in a big shocker which had me reading the next book, Her Master's Servant, right away. 

Though we see how the characters struggle to be apart in the second book, we also get to know more about Stefan's family as well. As a Swedish entrepreneur Stefan Lundgren is in third in line to inherit the state, and although he may inherit a title someday, he still manages to keep up with his company. He has traveled around the world and could pretty much get any women he wants, but Luna has proven to be someone he can't seem to forget. Her passion for her job has completely captivated him, but there are problems that not even he could fix. Now he has to find a way to get Luna back before it's too late. 

In the last book, The Marchioness, the characters are put to the test when they have to face their previous problems and their pasts. There is a lot of character development throughout the trilogy, in the end we finally get to see Luna more courageous than ever. The author did a good job describing the story in detail. I loved reading their romantic scenes as well as the interactions that they have with friends and family. It really made the book that much more enjoyable to read. We get to really see when and why things happened to the characters to make them who they are today. For some reason I though this book was going to be more about their sexual chemistry and control over one another, but it's so much more than that. I would highly recommend reading this book, you will not regret it. I will most certainly be reading more from the author in the future. :)

***ARC provided as part of the blog tour in exchange for an honest review.***

My Rating: 


AUTHOR BIO:

I live on a farm in Lancashire, England with my husband, four children, one dog and one cat. Like Luna Gregory, the lead character of the Lord and Master trilogy, I make my living as a personal assistant. 

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

✯BOOK BLITZ:✯ Marked by D. Laine {EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY!}





Marked by D. Laine

Release Date: March 28th 2017
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Post-Apocalyptic

For trained assassin Dylan Romero, business is good. 

As the agency’s top warriors, he and partner Jake Walker are the last two people evil wants to see on the other side of a gun. When a mission takes them to the college town of Bozeman, Montana, they discover that there is more than just another mark in another town to keep them there. With a heavy concentration of vessels doing their demon masters’ dirty work and flesh-craving monsters lurking around every corner, the secluded Midwest town is set to become the first battleground of the apocalypse.

The last thing Dylan needs is a distraction. With the fate of the world at stake, the life of one girl shouldn’t matter – until the day she changes everything.

For mature audiences 18 and over due to violence, language, and graphic sexual situations.


Purchase: Amazon, B&N, iBooks, Kobo


{EXCERPT}

Seconds later, the bartender set two matching drinks on the counter in front of the guy from the parking lot.

He wordlessly slid one of the glasses toward me. My eyes darted to his in surprise, and he shrugged. “You look thirsty.”

I picked up the glass with a grateful smile, and helped myself to a sip of the cool liquid. Jack and Coke—exactly what I wanted. He was observant. “Thank you.”

As he nodded, his eyes moved over my shoulder, in the general vicinity of Vivian. A small grin tugged at the corner of his lips. He glanced up at me briefly before giving undivided attention to his drink. “How’s your boyfriend?”

“Who? You mean the guy from earlier?”

“Well, I’m not talking about him.” His head nodded across the bar, where David was doing his best to catch the waitress’s attention. “That poor fucker doesn’t stand a chance, does he?”

“David is my friend,” I responded defensively. “And Kyle isn’t my boyfriend. You’re wrong on both counts.”

His eyes snapped to mine, then slowly lowered. Heat followed his gaze as it swept across my lips before settling on my neck. I was forced to sweep the hair off my shoulders in an attempt to cool off. It didn’t help.

He squinted at my neck like he considered devouring me right then and there. With the hot ball of lava tumbling through me, and ultimately settling in my core, I considered letting him. One look. That was all it took.

No guy had ever . . .

Oh, God. Vivian was totally right.

His mouth curved like he had read my thoughts. Then his hand shot out to mine as he stated, “Dylan.”

I accepted his hand with a smile. “Thea.”

His head angled closer to mine. “Thea?” When I nodded, he leaned back with a smirk. “Are you a librarian, or something?”

“What?” I demanded, suddenly on edge.

“Hot librarian,” he corrected with a lazy shrug, as if that somehow made his comment less insulting. At my unamused glare, he used his hand to cover the smile spreading across his face, and muttered, “I’m sorry. I don’t think I’ve ever met a Thea before. It’s, uh . . .”

“A librarian’s name, apparently,” I finished for him sourly.

He chuckled. “I like it, alright? I do. In fact, you’ve given me a new standard to associate with the name Thea. Next time I hear it, I won’t imagine a ninety-year-old librarian. I’ll picture you instead.”

He somehow made me like the sound of him thinking about me, despite the example he used. Some small, gullible part of me liked it. The rest of me reared back with revulsion.

“Need to picture me to get you through the night, huh?” I quipped.

His lips pursed as he considered my question. Then a broad grin turned his lips up. “Never really gone for a good girl before. Unless it’s an act . . .” His eyes swept down the length of me with obvious interest, and I folded my arms over my chest to interrupt his uncensored gaze. When he finally made it back to my eyes, he hooked an inquisitive brow.

“It’s not an act,” I stated firmly, “and I don’t play games.”

He shook his head at the counter, and muttered, “I didn’t think so.”

“Not like it would matter anyway.” My eyes lowered to his lap in mock consideration, then to the drink in front of him. “You’ve had so many of those, I doubt you could even play your part at this point.”

Dylan’s head rolled back as a deep laugh rumbled through him. I refused to acknowledge how sexy it sounded.

“First of all . . .” He lifted a finger in the air. “I’m always up to playing my part. Got it?” I kept my arms folded, my face unreadable, as he lifted another finger. “Secondly . . . I find it interesting that you know how much I’ve had to drink tonight.”

My arms slowly uncrossed under his amused and knowing gaze. His eyebrows shot up in silent inquiry, and when I offered no explanation, his grin broadened.

“I thought so.” With a flirty wink, he turned in his seat to face the bar.



AUTHOR BIO:


I write relationships. Whether contemporary or fantasy, they are always real and never easy.

When I'm not writing, you can usually find me with my nose in my Kindle - reading romance of course - or running around after my three little boys, or catching up on an episode of Supernatural or This Is Us. 


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✴ Freebie Tuesday (Edition #164) ✴



🌠 Happy Tuesday! 🌠


Thanks for stopping by! As always I will be tweeting random freebies that I can find on any given day so if you're looking for more free books make sure to follow me on twitter @JackieBookWorld. :)

***Note that there will be some books that will be free for limited time only, so make sure to download them as soon as you can. Also if there is any specific genre that you guys want me to find books of, let me know in the comment section below. (:  Enjoy! 



*Older Editions will be linked on the menu section (above) under Freebie Tuesday:)


Loving Ashe
by Liz Durano
Release Date: October 15th 2015 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Series: Celebrity Series #1Genres: Romance, New Adult
Author's Links: Goodreads, Website, Twitter


A booty call. A stuck elevator. A chance to move on.

Three years after her ex-boyfriend left her to pursue his Hollywood dream, Riley Eames' love life is still on hold, hindered by questions only he can answer. So when he asks to meet her for a booty call while he's in town, she reluctantly agrees, only to find herself stuck in the hotel elevator with charming British actor, Ashe Hunter, who's in town to promote his latest movie.

But even as sparks fly between them, Riley realizes that to fall in love again, she has to move on from the past, even if it means letting go of the questions she's been seeking answers to, and uncovering secrets meant to be hidden.
(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)


       

The Faerie Guardian 
by Rachel Morgan
Release Date: October 27th 2012 by Rachel Morgan
Series: Creepy Hollow #1
Pages: 300
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Author's Links: Goodreads, Website, Twitter, Facebook


Enter a hidden world of magic, mystery, danger and romance in this YA fantasy from Amazon bestselling author, Rachel Morgan...

Protecting humans from dangerous magical creatures is all in a day’s work for a faerie training to be a guardian. Seventeen-year-old Violet Fairdale knows this better than anyone—she’s about to become the best guardian the Guild has seen in years. That is, until a cute human boy who can somehow see through her faerie glamor follows her into the Fae realm. Now she’s broken Guild Law, a crime that could lead to her expulsion.

The last thing Vi wants to do is spend any more time with the boy who got her into this mess, but the Guild requires that she return Nate to his home and make him forget everything he’s discovered of the Fae realm. Easy, right? Not when you factor in evil faeries, long-lost family members, and inconvenient feelings of the romantic kind. Vi is about to find herself tangled up in a dangerous plot—and it’ll take all her training to get out alive.
(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)


      

Love Is Darkness 
by Caroline Hanson
Release Date: August 27th 2011 by Host of the Hills
Series: Valerie Dearborn #1
Pages: 323
Genres: Romance, Paranormal
Author's Links: Goodreads, Website, Twitter


Valerie Dearborn wants a cotton candy life filled with light sweetness, but it’s more like a puffer fish: pointy, unusual, and—if not prepared exactly right—deadly. 

In London for graduate school, Val knows she's finally free. Her father and ex-almost-boyfriend are back in California and she's out of the Vampire hunting biz for good. Or is she? 

She draws the attention of Lucas, a 1600 year old Vampire, and King to his kind. He’s also wicked hot. As golden as Lucifer, and just as tempting, he makes Valerie an offer she can't refuse— help him find out if the Others (Empaths, Fey and Werewolves) still exist or he'll stop protecting those she loves. 

Lucas tells her that Empaths were a Vampire’s biggest weakness before going extinct hundreds of years ago. While the Fey or a Werewolf might kill a Vampire, an Empath could enslave them, seducing or harming with emotions at will. The one detail he leaves out? Valerie is an Empath. 

And after 1600 years of an emotionless existence, Lucas wants Valerie like a recovering alcoholic wants a wine cooler. 

Can she keep those she loves alive, stop Lucas from munching on her, survive a fanged revolution and still find a way to have that boring, normal life she’s always wanted? Probably not, but boy is she gonna try! 
(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)


       

His Flower Queen 
by Lena Hart
Release Date: April 2013
Series: Queen Quartette #1
Genres: Romance
Author's Links: Goodreads, Website, Twitter


the wildflower...

Gullible and trusting, Regina “Nina” Conners can’t get enough of Gabriel Alexander. He’s smart, sexy and lights a fire in her she never knew she had. Unbeknownst to her, however, he arranges to have her work as the new publicist for his young, upscale resort and casino, Royal Courts. Yet when Nina heads out to the City of Sin, she discovers her Gabe has been keeping secrets—and another kind of fire in her ignites…

Gabe is a shrewd businessman who knows what he wants and he wants Nina. There’s only one person keeping him from the woman he’s determined to have—his soon-to-be ex-wife. Caught in a bitter divorce, Gabe finds it hard to put his trust in anyone. Until Nina. Except their relationship is ensnared by lies, which he must quickly untangle them from or risk losing the woman he loves…

As Gabe works to restore her trust in him, Nina suddenly finds herself at the mercy of his manipulative wife. Caught in a dangerous web of jealousy and obsession, Nina soon learns that loving Gabe may just cost them more than they bargained for.
(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)


     

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Monday, March 27, 2017

✯RELEASE DAY BLITZ:✯ Say I'm Yours by Corinne Michaels {TEASER + BOOK TRAILER}





Say I'm Yours by Corinne Michaels

Release Date: March 27th 2017
Genres: Romance

From New York Times Bestseller, Corinne Michaels, comes a new second chance standalone romance.

I spent twenty years waiting for Trent Hennington to open his eyes and see me. But it was all for nothing. He chose to keep himself guarded and let me walk away, proving that my time and efforts were wasted.

I’m done being invisible.
It’s time to move on.

A single dance sets my new reality into motion, and I welcome it. After all, Cooper Townsend is perfect. He’s kind, sexy, and attentive—everything a girl could want.

I thought I got it right this time.
That my heart could mend, and I would be happy.
Apparently, some things really are just too hard to walk away from.


Purchase: iBooks, B&N, Google Play, Kobo











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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Corinne Michaels is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of The Salvation Series (Beloved, Beholden, Consolation, Conviction & Defenseless), Say You'll Stay, Say You Want Me, and Say I'm Yours. She's an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. Corinne is happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife. After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness.

Both her maternal and paternal grandmothers were librarians, which only intensified her love of reading. After years of writing short stories, she couldn't ignore the call to finish her debut novel, Beloved. Her alpha heroes are broken, beautiful, and will steal your heart.

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

✯BOOK BLITZ:✯ Dorian by Carlos Dash {EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY!}





Dorian by Carlos Dash

Release Date: April 3rd 2017 by Carlos Dash
Genres: New Adult, Romance

It was supposed to be a meaningless one-night stand. As a billionaire, I have plenty of those.

But she was different.

How was I supposed to know that I would fall in love with her?

And how was I supposed to know whose daughter she was?

Now I can't stop thinking about her. She's there when I close my eyes. When I get up in the morning. When I try to fall asleep at night.

My entire adult life I was afraid this would happen. Afraid that I would fall in love.

And now it's too late. I have to have her. She has to be mine.


Purchase: Amazon

{EXCERPT}

Making sure the traces of confrontation have left my features, I smoothly meet the girl’s gaze and say, “Are you alright?”

“Yes, I think so,” she replies back to me, her lips pressed so tightly together that they look like one singular line. Despite the strength she showed earlier, she’s obviously having a hard time getting over what just happened. Her heart is probably going a mile a minute.

“Sorry about that.”

“What are you sorry for? You didn’t do anything wrong.”

“I know. I’m just apologizing on behalf of the entire male species.”

Her lips curl into a proper smile. Genuine.

“Well, in that case, on behalf of the entire female species, I accept your apology.” She looks at the empty chair across the table from her and nods at it, her brown locks shifting a little. 

“Would you like to sit down?”

I’d like to do a lot more than that.

“If you don’t mind,” I say innocently. 

“Not at all. Have a seat.”

And so it begins. 

I sit down in the chair and look across at the girl’s face. Our eyes meet—those brown orbs of hers pulling me in. We linger in that fashion for a bit longer than is necessary or normal, and then she looks away and pretends to be checking the time.

I keep staring at her, enjoying watching her squirm under my gaze. 
“I’m Dorian,” I say eventually, offering my hand, which she takes into her own after the slightest bit of hesitation, meeting my eyes once again.

“Nice to meet you, Dorian.” 

And that’s it. She just stops talking as she releases my hand. I expect her to say her own name, but she doesn’t.

AUTHOR BIO:

I'm a guy who likes to cut right to the chase, so here we go: I'm a male author of New Adult Romance whose stories are told entirely from the POV of the male protagonist. If you enjoy happy endings and steamy tales about people falling in love quickly, my books are for you.



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