Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Fixed On You by Laurelin Paige



Title: Fixed on You
Author: Laurelin Paige
Release date: June 2013
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Book Description:
Stalking and restraining orders are a thing of Alayna Pierce’s past. With her MBA newly in hand, she has her future figured out – move up at the nightclub she works at and marry the manager, David. He’s perfect for her because, although he’s attractive, he doesn’t get her all turned inside out and upside down like some other men have. It’s a safe plan, one that assures she’ll remain in control of her obsessive love disorder. 

But what Alayna didn’t figure on is Hudson Pierce, the new owner of the nightclub. He’s smart, rich, and gorgeous – the kind of guy Alayna knows to stay away from if she wants to keep her past tendencies in check. Except, Hudson’s fixed his sights on her. He wants her in his bed and makes no secret of his plans to seduce her. Avoiding him becomes impossible after he offers a business proposition Alayna can’t turn down and she’s drawn further into his universe, unable to resist his gravitational pull. 

Soon Alayna’s charmed by Hudson in every way possible and the control over her old behaviors slip. When she learns Hudson has a dark history of his own, she realizes too late that she’s fallen for the worst man she could possibly get involved with. Or maybe their less than ideal pasts give them an opportunity to heal each other and finally find the love their lives have been missing.

4.5 hot steamy and sexy stars

Alayna has had issues in the past that she is still struggling with, but she has an underlying strength that shines through in her thoughts and actions from the very beginning of this story. She is an intelligent woman graduating with an MBA from NYU and she has business sense- I enjoyed her as a heroine. She has vulnerable moments, but you can see her mentally slap herself and pull it back together, seeking help when she needs it. She knows her triggers, and she tries her best to live within her limits which has led her to only enter into “safe” relationships over the past few years where she knows she will not be tempted to get too attached if she really doesn’t have strong feelings for the guy. 

But Hudson is a force to be reckoned with, and Alayna really wants to take the chance on getting to know him. Hudson is a rich businessman and a hot, dominant alpha male on top of it all. He believes that he is incapable of love and lives his life devoted primarily to his work with casual sexual relationships worked on the side as a convenience. He also has a difficult past and believes that a casual relationship is the best that he can expect. He is immediately drawn to Alayna, and as they spend time together, he helps her see that they can actually help each other with their past experiences providing a common ground for understanding each other.

After meeting Hudson’s mother Sophia and Alayna’s brother Brian, I would like to drop them both off on a deserted island to see who would emerge victorious- or maybe they could both stay there permanently, that would work for me too! Seriously, what a b*tch and an a**hole! There were some great scenes between Alayna and Sophia- Alayna’s first encounter with her set the tone of their relationship, and it was fantastic! Things didn’t get any better between them as the story progressed, and after one particular scene around the 90% mark, I wanted to high five Alayna and buy her a drink. I am hoping that we will get to see a similar scene between her and Brian down the road.

Throughout all this, Hudson’s “friend” Celia is lurking on the sidelines. I am still not sure what I think of her character; right now I am leaning toward her having an ulterior motive that has not yet shown itself but we will have to wait for the 2nd book to find out for sure.

The only thing that annoyed me a little with this story is Hudson’s endearment for Alayna when they are alone. He calls her “precious”- for some reason all I could think of is a certain movie about a particular ring with a creepy little character saying “my precious”- AACKK!! That was an unwanted visual while reading their scenes, but that’s what I get for being a movie and classics geek- yikes!

They definitely have much more to their story that is waiting to be told, but this book leaves off in a good place where I am ok with waiting for the next one to be released sometime this fall. I have found a new book boyfriend and his name is Hudson- go grab a copy and meet him yourselves ladies!

A few of my favorite quotes from the book:

“God, I was already in trouble. He didn’t make it into the Oh, fuck category of attractive men for nothing.” - Alayna

“I apologize for overwhelming you. That wasn’t my intent. But I want you to know that whether or not you decide to help with my situation, I will continue to seduce you. I’m a man who gets what he wants. And I want you.” - Hudson

“I’m drawn to you, Alayna. Not because I want to hurt you or make you feel a certain way, but because you’re beautiful and sexy and smart and, yes, a little crazy, maybe, but you’re not broken. And that makes me hopeful. For me.” - Hudson

“I hurt people. Deeply. But that was before. Less than ideal pasts, remember? It doesn’t mean it defines our future. Or even our now.”- Alayna



About the Author

Laurelin Paige is a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however. When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Mad Men and the Walking Dead, or dreaming of Adam Levine. She is represented by Bob Diforio of D4EO Literary Agency.



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Twitter: @laurelinpaige, 

Tour Giveaway: $50 Gift Card to Amazon or Barnes and Noble 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Cover Reveal The Secrets That We Keep by Isabel Lucero



The Secrets Thank We Keep
Author: Isabel Lucero
Release Date: August 2013


Julian and Annabella Rivera have been married for three years. To anybody who knows them they are the perfect couple; happily in love and made for each other, but Annabella has been keeping a secret. A secret she wants to keep from everybody, especially her husband. 

When Julian, a FBI Investigative Specialist, begins working late nights, receiving mysterious phone calls and cryptic messages, Annabella worries she may not be the only one keeping secrets. 

With her husband’s sudden change in behavior, the feeling that she’s being watched and the unexpected arrival of someone from her past, Annabella decides she needs to do some investigating of her own. 

When secrets begin to emerge, will she be able to handle them? Will she be able to finally confide in someone about what happened all those years ago? Or will the ugly truth be too much to handle?
“I think somebody was following and watching me,” I say to him quietly.

Julian’s face instantly changes, he no longer has the look of concern and love but instead his face is hardened and he looks pissed. “What do you mean, somebody was following you? How do you know? Did they approach you at all?” The more he asks, the more I can tell he’s having a harder time controlling himself.

“No, nobody approached me, but there was this car that was tailing me when I was driving to meet my clients. I’m pretty sure I saw them hanging around at the park where I was taking pictures, too. They might actually be in some of my pictures!” I practically yell the last part because I had forgotten about those pictures; maybe we’ll be able to see who they are. “Oh and when I met with Jade in the city I saw the same car outside the coffee shop we met at, a little down the block, but it was two guys again and they were wearing baseball caps.”

Julian looks agitated and his legs are bouncing up and down, he’s chewing on his bottom lip as if he’s in deep thought. “What did the car look like?” he asks.

“Umm, it was a dark SUV. That’s all I know.”

“You’re gonna have to show me those pictures, Annabella. I’m not gonna have some assholes following you around. Just know, I’m going to find out who these bastards are and I’ll make sure they never come around you again,” he says vehemently.

His sudden anger and seriousness makes me nervous. “Babe, maybe it’s just a coincidence, maybe I’m just being paranoid. Who would want to follow me around anyway? I’m boring,” I say with a forced laugh, trying to joke and make light of the situation. It doesn’t seem to work.

“Yeah well, we’ll just see about that,” he says as he gets up and stalks off towards the backyard. “Get me those pictures Annabella,” he demands as he pulls his phone from his pocket and slips out the back door.

Well, maybe he’ll figure out it’s nobody. Maybe they were just some bored teenagers with nothing better to do. Then again, maybe he’ll find out something I may not want him to. I knew I shouldn’t have said anything. Dammit! 




Monday, July 29, 2013

Blog Tour & Guest Spotlight with Author Kay Dee Royal



Savage Smoke
Lycan International Investigation Agency Series (LIIA)
Book Two
Kay Dee Royal
Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance
Publisher: Muse It Hot Publishing
Date of Publication: June 21, 2013
Number of pages: 223
Word Count: 58,000
Cover Artist: Suzannah Safi

Book Description:
Chance and his LIIA pack of agents search for rogue Lycan mastermind, Smoke, kidnapper of Lindsey and fifteen other human women he plans to use for procreating his own army.

Trevor, Chance’s right-hand Lycan, wants his mate back, but believes she’s fallen for her captor. Lindsey loves Trevor but believes he’s given up on her. 

Will Trevor come around in time to rescue Lindsey and save her from shifting into Smoke’s pack, and will she even want back with Trevor after spending so long apart?

Warning: Sizzling HOT! Lots of two-somes, three-somes, even more-somes, stimulating, arousing, and positively natural…or supernatural.


Hello everyone;) Hi Jamie and Jen, thanks so much for having me at your place today :) I appreciate you both for letting me share a bit about Savage Smoke and the beings who roam the pages…

Lycan, Vampire, Kodiac-were, and what next?

So, if you’ve read the first book in the Lycan International Investigation Agency series (Staring Into the Eyes of Chance) you have met Chance Grayton’s pack of werewolves or Lycan who shift into wolves;) You’re familiar with Chance, the Alpha, and his usual wolf-shifter abilities like boosted strength, enhanced senses, running like the wind, jumping almost as high as two men, the heightened sexual appetite, plus talking within the pack telepathically. He deals with another gift…premonitions, which he considers more of a curse than an ability;)

Olivia, his primal-mate, possesses an extra sensitive psyche ability for reading any wildlife/animals and it comes in pretty handy when dealing with Chance’s pack or any being outside the pack.

Smoke, the rogue wolf-shifter, carries an extra psychic ability to read minds, and it comes in pretty handy with him being the villain of the series.

There’s more to Chance’s pack than what I’ve given you here…but I wanted to move on to the new species introduced in Book 2 – Savage Smoke. 

You’ll meet a female half-breed (half Lycan wolf and half vampire). Both species have shunned her off and on throughout her life. And bigger yet, no one can mark her after mating…she’s more like a black widow in that respect.

There’s much more to the story of a sensual female vampire…she’s got an insatiable thirst for werewolf blood, the same blood that would normally kill a vampire if ingested. She rocks somebody’s world…until?

And, my favorite new Lycan species…a couple male Kodiak-weres – yes, gentle giants who’d rather make love than war…it’s their unique tools (body parts) and pheromones they scatter helter-skelter. They always draws a sexually stimulated crowd. Talk about ‘love-ins’ – Whew…this species can outperform any beings stamina.

I’ve already got some other Lycan beings cooking inside my boiling pot of a mind…and they’ll be making a grand entrance in Book 3 – Smoke -n- Bliss. 

What kind of Lycan would you want me to introduce (not including those mentioned here)? 




Staring Into the Eyes of Chance

Lycan International Investigation Agency (LIIA) Series Book One
Kay Dee Royal

Genre: Paranormal erotic romance- featuring Werewolves, Paranormal Abilities, Explicit Love Scenes

Book Description:

Olivia swears off men until she meets Chance, a Lycan alpha. He ignites an undeniable hunger they can only sate together.

Olivia endures a thirty-four year passionless marriage, discovering her dead husband’s philandering history at his funeral. She devotes her energy and life-long sensitivity with animals to her wildlife refuge and preserve.

Chance, a Lycan alpha and leader of the Lycan International Investigation Agency (LIIA) throws himself into his investigations. He chooses to neglect his duty of finding a primal-mate after watching his father become an empty shell over the loss of his.

A murderous rogue pack draws Chance onto Olivia’s wildlife preserve, sending Olivia’s animal sensitivities into overdrive. Chance and Olivia discover a sizzling force driving them together.

Will they succumb to its enticing tether, or fight to resume their loveless lives apart?




About the Author:
Kay Dee Royal writes paranormal, fantasy, and contemporary erotic romance—maybe because it's also her favorite genres to read! She pens tales with wild, rugged heroes and strong, intelligent heroines. She'll give them both a few shadowy secrets, making her stories intriguing and fun. She resides in Southern Michigan with her family (her dogs, her cats, her caged husband... you get the idea). You can reach her at her blog and find the latest on her titles from her publisher, MuseItHot.





Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Inky by J.B. Hartnett




Blurb
Anika “Inky” Redding is passionate about two things; her love of painting and her fiancĂ© Evan. While working as a bartender to pay her bills, she meets Cole, a sexy divorcee. She denies their mutual attraction and tries to put him out of her mind.

When an abusive person from her childhood makes an unexpected visit, Inky’s world is turned upside down. Secrets are revealed and truths are exposed leaving Inky devastated and questioning what she thought was love. As she picks up the pieces and tries to move on, she finds her path crosses with Cole once again and this time, she cannot deny the passion between them.

Once she opens her heart again, will she be able to move forward or will her past find a way to stop her?

Teaser:
“Please…” I begged. The way he spoke and the words he used, I wanted him more than ever. I felt him move to my feet, straddling the end of the chaise. He was stroking his cock harder and hissing between his teeth. “Come for me. Come for me so I can put my cock in you and fuck you hard and finally make you scream, Anika. Come for me.” His words were like fire igniting my flesh. I came at his urging and as soon as the first shudders of my orgasm began, he thrust himself into me, hard and deep. “Ah, Cole, yes…please, please.” I felt the second wave begin as he rammed against me, his sweat dripping onto my face as we came together. He cried out my name, almost a roar and I’d never heard anything more erotic and sexy in my life. I wasn’t sure if I did indeed scream but it was beyond amazing. He collapsed against me, panting and breathless. “God, what you to do me. How did you know I’d like that?” “Lucky guess?” I replied trying to catch my breath.


Julie is a Southern California native, a fan of a really good story (preferably romance with a happily ever after), really good pie (preferably pumpkin) and copious amounts of coffee (preferably Folgers). 

She has always enjoyed writing and at one time thought she could be a singer songwriter...the 'writer' part is the one that stuck. 

Julie is obsessed with pi...the equation(and the food). She's allergic to cats and cantaloupe and hates mushrooms...so if you ever want to give her a gift, those are out for sure.She currently lives with her own romance hero husband and two boys in Melbourne, Australia. 



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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Blog Tour, Author Interview & Giveaway: In Spades by K. Pinson


Title: In Spades (Mirrored #1) 
Author: K. Pinson 
Genre: New Adult 


BOOK DESCRIPTION 
Avalynn has been running from her past for a couple of years now....never very far but always extremely fast. With an alcoholic father, a void of a mother and a town full of gossip, she struggles to find her place in the world.The only thing that saved her on her path of self destruction is her beautiful little sister, her miracle. Desperately trying to save Abby from a life that Avalynn has been trying so hard to escape from, she plots to take Abby away.The plan going dangerously astray, leaving Avalynn beaten and broken in what once was the hallway mirror in her childhood home. Avalynn finally comes to in the hospital after nearly being beaten to death. Father-Dead, Mother-Missing, Abby-In foster care--Everything changing in the blink of an eye. 

Avalynn immediately sets to work to get her life in order , receive custody of precious Abby and focusing every ounce of attention, giving Abby the the life she deserves. Avalynn, now a 22 year old Elementary School Teacher and New Mommy, struggling to raise a beautiful and feisty five year old whom was just diagnosed with Mild Autism Disorder. Lots of challenges for her to face in the midst. Avalynn is ready to go at them all head on if it means Abby is raised in a happy and healthy home. Abby is the only thing she cares about...not even caring about herself or her life...that is...until she meets him. The man that can shatter her entire world with one glance. Their relationship a roller coaster ride from start to finish. One that Avalynn never wants to get off of..but she may not have a choice. Her happily ever after coming to a screeching halt yet again. Heartbreak, love, loss and hope--This story has it all, In Spades. 

Okay. The prologue to this book sucked me in. It was intense and of course left me with questions that I needed the answers to.
In Spades is a lot shorter than I expected it to be. There were many things I liked about this book and a few things I didn't care much for. As a narrator/protagonist/heroine, I loved how driven Ava was. She didn't let her past hold her back from achieving what she wanted. But she was also in no way perfect, and considering what she had been through, I appreciated the author's attempts to show her brokenness. The story has a great flow. I did have a few issues with pacing - simply because it seemed we went from day to day life events and then suddenly fast forwarded months ahead. Once she meets Daxton, her entire outlook on life changes. They have quite a quick courtship and he sticks with her even after he sees her in a moment of weakness.
The events from her past always seemed to be unfinished. I was expecting the big twist that happened near the end. And also, the OTHER event that occurs. Even though I wasn't shocked, I liked both. Warning: THIS BOOK CONTAINS A HUGE CLIFFHANGER.
Overall, I'd say I enjoyed In Spades. It's a very quick read and you'll grow attached to Abby - she's one of the best parts of the story. I'd like to read the second book to get some closure of the final "bombs" that were dropped. :)
Welcome K. Pinson to Alphas Authors & Books Oh My. Thank you so much for sitting down for an interview with us. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? 
Thank you all for having me! :) I'm a big fan of the blog and honored to be interviewed by y'all.
Well, let's see. For starters, I'm a big book nerd. I love to read. That is what started this whole crazy journey. I'm 22 years old and live in a small farm town in Michigan where everybody knows everybody. I'm a manager for an assisted living program working with mentally challenged adults. I work crazy hours and love my clients. I have every intention on becoming a music therapist.

Can you describe the In Spades in 30 words or less?
Hot rockstar with multiple personalities :p enter in heroine who has a lot to overcome but strength to get there, cue in amazing little girl with autism...all coming together to create a beautiful mess of hope.

Is it a standalone, duologue, a part of a series?
Part of a series...two of which will be these characters as main roles.

Where do you drawl inspiration for this story? A previous experience? Something else?
Life. It happens. It hit me and many others full force in the face and I wanted to get it into words and hopefully inspire others as well.

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer and what inspired your first book? 
I have always enjoyed putting pen to paper, but as far as actually publishing a novel...not until about a year ago. The inspiration comes from personal experiences,friends, family and just life in general.

You have some amazing characters in your books, who was your favorite and/or most difficult character to write?
My favorite is probably Daxton..I love him..Haha..and as far as most difficult..they are all difficult in their own rite. Male pov isn't a strong suit for me. Avalynn makes me wanna slap her and hug her in the same breath..she is the most like me. Abby I struggle with getting her mannerisms and speech down..but it is so important to me to make this little girl heard.

How long on average does it take you to write a book and what is the hardest part about writing?
With my work schedule...several months..but I can bust out an outline like nobody's business..it's just finding time to actually hear my characters speak. I would say the hardest part is just letting go...not overthinking what you want to say or how people will like what you're saying. Learning to write what's meant to be heard.

Do you have any favorite authors or favorite books? 
I have so many. I think if we are going back I would say Fahrenheit 451, the great Gatsby, perks of being a wallflower...now a day novels are the opportunist, thoughtless series, and the edge of never.I think in every interview I do, I choose new favorites because it's impossible for me to choose.

Do you have a favorite chapter, scene or part that you wrote and if so why?
My favorite scene was the prologue...I felt it...I cried over it. It will always be with me.

What do you do while you write? Do you listen to music, watch TV, eat snacks, etc.?
I definitely listen to music. Spotify playlists are my best friends. I drink a lot of Soda..haha

What is up next from K. Pinson?
House of cards is on its way mid August and between the raindrops which is a standalone will be following shortly behind.

Now for some fun questions, name 3 things you never leave home without? (apart from keys & phone)
Lip gloss, my kindle fire and a hair tie.

If you where stranded on a Deserted Island and had a choice of one person to be stranded with who would it be and why?
Oh Lord...Haha I feel sorry for anyone that's stranded on a desert island with me. I guess I'd have to go with my dax....although we definitely would kill each other. Haha. This question is hard!

Butt, eyes or chest?
Ohhhh!! Eyes. I think butts are ugly haha.

Night Owl or Morning Person?
Night owl. Practically have to pull me outta bed in the a.m.

Do you have a favorite BBF (book boyfriend) and if so then who?
It's hard for me to not choose my own characters...my favorite of all time bbf...is kellan kyle. Love of my life haha

Thank you so much for letting us interview you. Do you have anything you want to say to your fans?
I have such a hard time considering the readers fans..I am fans of you all! You make me smile, laugh and just encourage me to keep going on the daily! Thank you for all that you do. Be yourselves...love yourselves...you all are inspirations to me.




22 years old. Lives in a small farm town. Work full times as a Manager for an assisted living program for mentally challenged adults. I love my job. :) Getting my degree in music therapy. 

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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Promo Tour: This Time Around by Ellie Grace


Title: This Time Around
Author: Ellie Grace
Release date: July 15, 2013
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary romance
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours


Book Description:
Nora Montgomery left home and heartbreak behind in South Carolina when she moved to New York City after her high school graduation. Now, four years later, she returns home and is forced to confront the past she left behind and the reckless boy who broke her heart. It’s not long before the pieces of her past begin to blur with the present and she realizes that the feelings she had for her first love never really went away. As old dreams resurface and new truths come to light, she begins to question the future she's always planned on.

Jake Harris has spent four years regretting the night he let her get away. When she finally reappears in his life, he is determined to win her back and prove how much he’s changed. She might never forgive him for that night, but if he tells her the truth about what really happened it will shatter the world she thought she knew. If he doesn’t, he might not get a second chance. He’s already lost her once and he won’t lose her again.

They come from two different worlds that are threatening to tear them apart…can they make it this time around?


About the Author
Ellie Grace is an avid reader, chocolate lover and caffeine addict. When a story popped into her head that she couldn’t seem to shake, she decided to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a writer. When she’s not writing, she’s usually curled up with a book by one of her many, many favorite authors.

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Undescribable by Shantel Tessier



Book Synopsis:
Samantha Hall needs a fresh start
Broken hearted and alone in a new city, Samantha begins to build a new life for herself while working as a bartender. Focusing on her new friends and rebuilding her broken life, Samantha is content. 

Until she meets him – attorney by day and a cocky, foul mouth playboy by night. 

All girls want Slade Long, but not one has ever been able to keep his attention for long. Having a different woman in his bed every night is how he prefers it-no emotion, no connection. 

Until he meets her - an angel with the sweetest voice he has ever heard and the most enticing green eyes. Samantha makes him second guess his actions and has him wanting something he didn’t know existed. How can a man who has never been in love, be so sure? Can real love happen this fast? 

Burned by her past, Samantha struggles to keep up with the overwhelming passion she feels for Slade. She knows that he will be nothing but trouble to her already fragile heart, but how long can she continue to deny the love that she feels for him? 

Will Samantha let Slade prove his love is real, or will she push him away? 

She thought she knew love……

He thought he never wanted love…..

Together they will show each other what they can’t live without.
Rating – 5 Stars!!
WOW Factor - 4.5 stars
Steam Factor – 5 stars 
Ending – 4

The story starts showing just what kind of guy Slade is, and needless to say, he isn’t the kind of guy you bring home (or the guy to be brought anywhere honestly). Honestly the best description of him is to call him a “man-whore”. Slade is a man’s man and is controlling. “I like knowing I have control of all situations. That’s also the reason I have stayed single all this time.” While he isn’t dominant in bed, something in him changes with Sam 
“Nothing is hotter then Angel letting me have complete control if her” “I never thought she would get so turned on from it. In the process it made me want to control her every move”

Sam (referred to as Angel by Slade) was only with her ex Jax, and has not had an easy life. She is genuine, and is someone you would want to spend your time with. “She actually cares for people and their feelings. And she doesn’t do second chances...” The best part about Sam, is she doesn’t let what happened to her in the past dictate the rest of her life.

The story is told from both of their POV, and goes back and forth between these two. Their story is filled with twists and turns. Parts made me laugh so hard I got some strange looks while reading at work while on lunch. Other parts made me cry so hard that I couldn’t see the pages anymore.

Personally, I am hoping and praying for more from this author! I can only hope that there is more about the other characters that come out in this book!!









Shantel is a Texas born girl who now lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her high school sweetheart, and their three year old little princess. She considers herself extremely lucky to be a stay at home wife and mother. When she's not reading or writing, she spends her time with family and friends.
 



Twitter: @Shantel_Tessier


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Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Speak Easy by Melanie Harlow



Title: Speak Easy
Author: Melanie Harlow
Release date: July 22, 2013
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Historical

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Book Description:
July, 1923. The ‘20s are roaring, and twenty-year-old Tiny O’Mara is desperate for a little anything-goes excitement. But when her father is kidnapped by a mobster in Detroit's exploding organized crime scene, she’s shocked to find herself caught up in the bootlegging wars of Prohibition—and torn between two gorgeous gangsters on opposite sides.

To save her father’s life, she’ll have to choose between them. But deciding whom to trust isn’t easy in a world where everyone wants something—be it booze, money, power, or sex—and no one cares what it takes to get it.

Temptation is everywhere.

Rating – 4 Stars!!
Cover – 4.5 Stars - Perfect for this book!!
Unique Factor - 4.5 stars
Steam Factor – 4 stars 
Ending –  left me wanting more!!

Wow where to start. This book was unique and original. It is a New Adultish book set in the 1920's that is full of lust, intrigue, gangsters, drama, danger and bootlegging. I loved the atmosphere of the book. It was all flappers, gangster & booze. It was fast paced full of mystery and sexual tension that would melt your sheets because not only was there a sexy Alpha Male to drool over but there where two!! Melanie does an amazing job of getting your full attention because the characters where real and you could connect and relate with them. The writing flowed seamlessly and kept me engaged and on the edge of my seat wondering what the hell was going to happen next. I don't want to say much about the story because there was so much going on and I don't want to give anything away. The ONLY thing I could complain about would be that the book was to short and ended with a lot of questions. I can't wait to see what happens next and where that leaves Tiny, Enzo & Joey!! 


Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her lipstick red, and her history with the naughty bits left in. SPEAK EASY was inspired by her cocktail culture obsession, her affection for good gin, and the view from the end of her street. She lifts her glass to NA readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI.

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