Tuesday, 31 May 2016

✪ The Darkest Torment (Lords of the Underworld #12) ✪ Gena Showalter ✪ Release Blitz & Giveaway ✪

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 The Queen of Paranormal Romance, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Gena Showalter, returns with THE DARKEST TORMENT, the eagerly anticipated twelfth novel in her Lords of the Underworld series, available now! Grab your copy today!

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New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter returns with her most explosive Lords of the Underworld tale to date, about a fierce warrior on the brink of sanity who will stop at nothing to claim the exquisite human with the power to soothe the beast inside him…

Driven to his death by the demon of Distrust, Baden spent centuries in purgatory. Now he’s back, but at what cost? Bound to the king of the underworld, an even darker force, he’s unable to withstand the touch of another…and he’s quickly devolving into a heartless assassin with an uncontrollable temper. Things only get worse when a mission goes awry and he finds himself saddled with a bride—just not his own.

Famed dog trainer Katarina Joelle is forced to marry a monster to protect her loved ones. When she’s taken hostage by the ruthless, beautiful Baden immediately after the ceremony, she’s plunged into a war between two evils—with a protector more dangerous than the monsters he hunts. They are meant to be enemies, but neither can resist the passion burning between them…and all too soon the biggest threat is to her heart.

But as Baden slips deeper into the abyss, she’ll have to teach him to love…or lose him forever.

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Katarina wasnt afraid of Baden. Not anymore. 

He took a step to the side, intending to move around her. Oh, no. She flattened her hands on his shoulders, keeping him in place. 

I want to know whats wrong with you. She said. Tell me.
He snapped his teeth at her in a show of dominance. You think you want to know my problem. Youre wrong.
Her tone dry, she said, Im so glad you know my mind better than I do.
Very well. I need sex. He threw the words at her as if they were weapons. Badly.
Whoa. Blindside! 

Heart pounding, she jerked her hands away from him. Sex...from me?
Yesss. A hiss. Only from you.
Only. Amazing how one little word could send pleasure soaring through her, warming her. You told me never to touch you. Which shed just done, she realized. My bad. 

Ive changed my mind. His gaze dropped, lingered on her lips.
Burning her... But you and I...were a different species. As if that mattered to her body. Gimme!

He took a step closer, invading her personal space.  Well fit, I promise you.

Tristo hrmenych! The raspy quality of his voice, all smoke and gravel...she shivered with longing. Must resist his allure. 

But...but...why? Before shed committed to Peter, shed dated around, had made out in movie theaters, cars and on couches. Shed liked kissing and touching and riding the belt buckle, as her friends had called it. Then, after committing to Peter, shed gifted him with her virginity. At first, he hadnt known what to do with herhed been just as inexperiencedand shed left each encounter disappointed. When finally shed gathered the courage to tell him what she wanted, hed satisfied her well. 

She missed sex. But connection...intimacy...she thought she missed those more

The dogs barked, jolting her from her thoughts. Theyd cleaned their food bowls, and now wanted to play. She clasped Badens hand to lead him out of the kennel. He jerked away, severing contact. 

One action. Tons of hurt. 

Im allowed to touch you and you want to have sex with me, but youre still disgusted by me. She stomped outside the kennel, done with him. Well, Im leaving. Good riddance! Your do-what-I-say-or-else attitude was annoying, anyway.
He darted in front of her, stopping her. Breath caught in her throat as sunlight streamed over him, paying his chiseled features absolute tribute, making his bronzed skin glimmer. 

So beautiful. Too beautiful. 

Im not disgusted by you. You need me. Ive come to accept it, he admitted, looking away from her. But being skin-to-skin with another is painful for me. Well have to proceed carefully. And youll get over your annoyance.
Another order!  She would show him the error of his ways.

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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/genashowalterfan

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✤ Demand ✤ Lisa Renee Jones ✤ Careless Whispers #2 ✤ Giveaway & Excerpt ✤

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• 31 May 2016
Careless Whispers
(Inside Out Spin-Off)
• #3 SURRENDER - coming January 2017

Before you start reading this review and the Careless Whispers Series - you might want to read the whole
! Ella's books can totally be read as standalones, BUT you don't really wanna miss reading about Sara, Chris & Mark!!! Plus, Ella's story begins in the Inside Out series!
Also, this 2nd book is NOT a standalone - you have to read DENIAL first!

5 Stars

The sexy, breathtaking mystery continues in New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones’s stunning second novel in the suspenseful Careless Whispers serieswhere shocking revelations will reveal themselves and nothing, and no one, will ever be the same.

Still struggling with amnesia, Ella questions everything she
s known about Kayden Wilkensthe alluring stranger who claims to have found her unconscious in an alleyway a month earlier. But was he truly a strangeror did Kayden know her before his supposed rescue? Tormented by the potential betrayal he denies, with fleeting memories of a bombshell in her recent past, Ella must face a hard reality. Every action has consequences . . . and trusting Kayden, the one thing she most desires, might result in the direst consequences of all.

Ok - we all remember what happened in the first book, right?
I did a quick re-read because of my #Bookalzheimers, but I didn't really need it - LRJ does a short summary of book #1 at beginning of book #2! I loved that - I wish all authors would do that with their series. Because - BOOKALZHEIMERS SUCKS!!!!!

Ella woke up in the hospital with no memory and with hottie Kayden at her bedside!
Lots of exciting and sexy stuff happens until we end up with Ella pointing a gun at Kayden at the end of book #1.
And now at the beginning of book #2 we're right back at that gun-moment.
But of course she doesn't shoot him. She's 99% in love with him already. She just wants to know the truth. Why does Kayden have a picture of the butterfly necklace in a file? Did he lie to her and he really does know her? Or of her or whatever? But no, he says he only knows of the butterfly thing, but not that she had anything to do with it. And she believes him.
But there are still too many unanswered questions running amok in Ella's head.
And that persistent cop Gallo is not giving up either - he's constantly showing up at Kayden's castle.

This second book has lots of dangerous problems and lots of sexy moments with Ella & Kayden for us!

We have a really long way still to go until Ella and Kayden might be able to catch sight of a Happily Ever After on the horizon.... there's another book left after this one... so ... probably no Happy End yet ☺

What will happen to Ella & Kayden?
How did she end up in that alley?
Will she ever remember?
Will everybody survive???
Or will there be a horrible Cliffhanger again?

I'm not telling you that of course ☺

This is only book #2 in the trilogy ☺

Phew - such a great second book in this trilogy!
I was afraid that it's been too long since book #1, but I was right back in the story with them.
And we just love them - we soo want Ella to find her Happy End with Kayden, but we still don't know what happened to her ... ugh - totally frustrating!
And we also still don't know all the things Kayden is keeping from Ella and we just want him to be the good guy. He is the good guy - but still - lots of secrets are flying around!
I loved this book....
It gets a bit frustrating here and there because we just want to fast forward to their Happy End - but Ella is still missing huge parts of her past and all the present problems added to that...the cop, the mafia guy, Kayden's dangerous job, Ella's past ... grrr ☺
I can't wait to read book #3 - I need them to get their Happy End!!!

DEMAND was another very sexy & mysterious & exciting & adorable Romance in this amazing trilogy! #UnPutDownable

And now please hurry book #3 - I neeeeed to know how this story ends...
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ARC received for an honest review

I have this terrible disease called Booksalzheimer's, and I can forget about a book before I have even put it back on the shelf!

I was certain that I was going to go into Demand completely clueless as to what happened in Denial, but Ms Jones has given us a pretty thorough recap at the beginning of this book.

Ella and Kayden's story continues on where we left of in Denial, and there are as many twists and turns as ever.  We are still trying to find out who Ella is, what she knows, why she is on the radar.  Her amnesia is as frustrating for the reader as it is for Ella herself - but we know that we won't find out until Ms Jones is ready to reveal.
I adore Kayden - even through all the times you wonder if he is as good as he seems.  He is still hiding some things from Ella and it does plant that seed of doubt.
But we do start to get some answers in Demand - but for every question we get answers for, we get more questions.  Gah!  I need to know these things.
I loved that we had a a reunion of sorts and it did bring a big old smile to my dial.
But just as we start to settle again, we are left wanting more.
Please can it be December yet, I need to know these things!!    


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Crossing behind the couch toward the kitchen, I find myself remembering those naked, intimate moments with Kayden only a short time ago. The passion. The trust I’d felt for him. And then his words: “We both want more. Until we don’t.” The words send a surge of adrenaline and nerves through my body.
The scent of freshly brewed coffee teases my nostrils as I reach the kitchen, where I immediately find Kayden standing behind the island. But it’s not him that makes my heart lurch, as usual. It’s my gun that’s lying on the counter between us.
And when I should perhaps step backward I find myself charging forward to claim the other side of the counter.
“What is that for?”
“You thought you needed it earlier,” he says. “I want you to have it now.”
My fingers curl on the tiled counter. “Do I need it?”
“That’s for you to decide.”
“That isn’t the answer I want.”
His jaw sets hard. “If you’re expecting an answer you’ll want, you’d better pick up that gun.”
We stare at each other, a push and pull between us that has nothing to do with fear or intimidation, and everything to do with a bond we both know is being tested. “I know what you’re doing.”
“What am I doing?”
“The same thing you did outside that church, when you helped me hold the gun to your chest.”
“Which is what?”
“Offering me the façade of control.”
“You holding a loaded gun on me in no way equals a façade.”
“I know you now,” I counter. “You don’t give up control, even when you say you are.”
He rests his hands on the counter, one turned just enough for me to catch a glimpse of the hawk inked on his wrist, its wings spread, the mark of a man whose rules of many must dictate his actions. “There are two sides to this coin,” he says, his words drawing my attention, his pale blue eyes piercing mine. “The me with you, and the me with everyone else.”
“We barely knew each other at the church.”
“I’d already decided you were mine. You just didn’t know it yet.”


Book #1 DENIAL:

#3 - SURRENDER - coming 6 December


New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT TRILOGY which has sold to more than ten countries for translation with negotiations in process for more, and has now been optioned by STARZ Network for a cable television show, to be produced by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland).

Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 30 books with publishers such as Simon and Schuster, Avon, Kensington, Harlequin, NAL, Berkley and Elloras Cave, as well as crafting a successful indie career. Booklist says that Jones suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann.

Prior to publishing, Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at www.lisareneejones.com and she is active on twitter and facebook daily.