Cover Reveal: Black Hat Hacker by Soraya Naomi

 

 

 

Title: Black Hat Hacker
Series: Chicago Syndicate #6
Author: Soraya Naomi
Genre: New Adult Mafia Romance
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Release Date: March 28, 2017
Blurb

You don’t know me.

But that’s only because I don’t want you to.I have the most lucrative job in the country as a hacker in the notorious underworld. I’ve built entire systems and destroyed evidence for career advancement while stealing and exploiting data for personal gain.

I’m the black hat hacker for the Chicago Syndicate and hold all the dirty secrets of the most powerful men in the U.S. in the palm of my hands, just a keystroke away from mass ruination.However, no one knows my dirty secret, a decision from my past that’s just aching to blow up in my face and shatter my future. Especially when a certain wavy haired brunette begins to demand my attention with her odd ways and her carefree attitude.

She’s a woman who makes me go against everything I’ve ever believed.

A woman whom I’m forbidden from having my usual one-night stand with, even if she was available.
A woman whom I have to keep from getting herself killed, whether she likes it or not.You don’t know me, but neither does she…yet.

A standalone novel from the Chicago Syndicate world.

From Soraya Naomi, International Bestselling Author of For Fallon and For Luca. Novel Grounds Semi Annual Literary Awards 2014 winner of Best Breakout Novel For Fallon (Chicago Syndicate, #1).
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I read many genres but favor intense, seductive, and provocative novels where the male character loves fiercely, without remorse or boundaries. I also adore forbidden love tales and have an odd fascination with kidnapping romances. No, I don’t secretly want to be kidnapped, though!

I have a passionate obsession with the written word and indulge in chocolate pastries much too often.

My debut novel For Fallon (Chicago Syndicate, #1) was released on July 26, 2014. I’m honored that For Fallon won “Best Breakout Novel 2014” in the Novel Grounds Semi Annual Literary Awards.

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Release Tour: 5 Stars for Pucked Off by Helena Hunt

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Pucked Off, an all-new emotional and sexy STANDALONE from Helena Hunting is LIVE!!

Pucked Off by Helena Hunting
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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***A Standalone novel in The Pucked Series***

I’m NHL defenseman Lance Romero, AKA Lance “Romance.”

I’m notorious for parties and excess. I have the most penalty minutes in the league. I get into the most fights. I take the most hits. I’m a player on and off the ice. I’m the one women with no inhibitions want.

Not because I like the notoriety, but because I don’t know how to be any other way.

I have secrets. Ones I shared with the wrong person, and she used them against me. Sometimes she still does. I should cut ties. But she makes it difficult, because she’s the kind of bad I deserve.

At least that’s what I believed until someone from my past gets caught up in my present. She’s all the good things in this world. She lights up my dark.

I shouldn’t want her.

But I do.

I should leave her alone.

But I won’t.

My Review:

5 Stars!!

You know, I think I always knew that Lance would end of my favorite. His crazy bad boy antics were kind of endearing in previous books and he was always just there like an old friend. Well, let me tell you, once you read this story, I dare you to tell me you didn’t love Lance “Romance” Romero!

The long and short of it is, Lance has issues. Issues I will not go into so as not to spoil the awesomeness of the story. But, suffice it to say, Lance may be a bad boy, but underneath all that bad boy exterior is a guy who just wants to deserve to be loved. He wants to be someone’s one and only. It was actually sort of heart-breaking to read at times. He was like a sweet, sad, little boy. Then, he meets a girl who changes everything for him.

This book is truly amazing. That is not an exaggeration. Helena Hunting has written Lance in such an honest and raw way. I have loved the whole series, but this is by far my favorite!

Excerpt:

Armed with my clipboard, I walk down the hall to the waiting room. Lance is impossible to miss. Despite the fact that he’s wearing a sweatshirt and the hood is covering half of his face, he’s more than six feet of broad, hockey-playing man.

He’s so wide his shoulders encroach on the chairs on either side, which would explain why no one is sitting next to him. He’s slouched down so his head rests on the back of the chair, and his hands are clasped in his lap, a baseball cap hanging off one knee. His lips, plush and soft—I know since I’ve had them on mine; it might have been a decade ago, but I remember it clearly—are parted. He looks like he’s asleep.

I clear my throat. “Lance Romero?”

He doesn’t move.

Bernadette, the receptionist, gives me a meaningful look.

I clear my throat again and call his name a second time. He jolts awake and the hood falls back, exposing his face. It’s not in good shape. He has a black eye and bruises on his left cheek. There’s a fly bandage across one eyebrow.

Sadly, he’s still hot.

He blinks a few times, yawns, and smacks his lips, his tongue touching the split in the bottom one. His gaze sweeps the room and finally lands on me. Heat explodes in my cheeks and courses through my limbs, warming me from the inside out as he starts at my sneaker-clad feet and roams up over my yoga pants to my company-issued T-shirt before stopping at my face. I can’t look directly at him for more than a couple of seconds. I sincerely hope he doesn’t remember me. I cannot go there and also be professional.

I’m sure the smile he gives me has melted many a panty off a slutty bunny. Mine stay right where they’re supposed to, wedged up my ass.

I force a polite, professional veneer. “I’m ready for you now.”

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NYT and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She’s writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.

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Cover Reveal: Dishonorable by Natasha

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Title: Dishonorable
Author: Natasha Knight
Release Date: March 14th
Cover Designer: Shanoff Formats

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Blurb:

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I knew little of Raphael Amado’s history with my family, but when he turned up on our doorstep demanding restitution, my grandfather quickly conceded.

That restitution? Me.

Six months later, on my eighteenth birthday, Raphael came for me. He took me from my home to his Tuscan estate where from the crumbling chapel to the burnt-down vineyard, to the cellar that haunted him, the past followed him like a shadow. It waited for him, hid behind corners for him, and trapped him at every turn.

As much as Raphael’s cruelty terrified me, his darkness seduced me.
But in the end, it was his tenderness that devastated me.

Raphael

Sofia came to me like an offering. Like a virgin to be sacrificed at the altar. But truth was, her grandfather betrayed her. I guess we had that in common. He’d fucked me too.

I knew hate. I’d vowed vengeance. This was never supposed to be about anything else.

But in the end, her innocence broke me.
The very thing I would destroy, destroyed me.

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About the Author:

USA Today Bestselling author Natasha Knight writes dark romance as well as spanking romance in a variety of genres including contemporary, paranormal, post-apocalyptic, science-fiction and fantasy. She is a #1 Amazon Bestseller in multiple categories forever searching in every story for that single most important element of love. All of her stories contain at least one kinky Alpha male, lots of dirty talk and a well deserved happily ever after.

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Blog Tour: 4.5 Stars for Silver Edge by Ciara Knight!

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Sometimes all a girl needs is the right touch.

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Silver Edge
A Straight Edge Novel
By: Ciara Knight
Releasing February 20,2017
Entangled Embrace

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All I’ve ever wanted is to fit in.

But no one can ever see past how weird I am. Bright lights? Can’t stand them. Loud noises? Definitely sends me over the edge. And touching? Forget about it.

At least, until I met Drake.

From the moment I walked into that nightclub, I finally felt like I belonged somewhere. And when Drake touched me, it didn’t send me into a tailspin of sensations that I couldn’t stand. It actually felt…nice. Like something I could get used to. And it doesn’t hurt that he’s probably the hottest guy I’ve ever seen.

But now someone wants to close the club down. And since I promised Drake that I’d help him keep it open, I’m going to have to find a way to tap into whatever that inner strength thing is that everyone always talks about. And fast. But what happens if I can’t?

 

My Review:

4.5 Stars!

Guys…this was an amazing book!

Scarlet has led a difficult life. No family, no one who cares about her except one Straight Edge leader named Ton. She is truly on her own in a world that doesn’t understand her and a world she doesn’t understand. She takes off on her own and meets a man who changes everything.

This was really emotional and at times difficult to read. Scarlet has some real issues and Ciara Knight has done a wonderful job at paying careful attention to details and writing Scarlet in an honest way. Drake is almost too good to be true. He just has all the right moves and words to put Scarlet at ease.

The story itself was good. A little bit of growing up, a little bit of letting people in and a lot of finding oneself all mix together with characters you root for to create this endearing story.

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Ciara Knight is a USA Today and Amazon Bestselling author who writes ‘A Little Edge and A Lot of Heart’ that spans the heat scales. With almost twenty-five full-length stories, she has crossed mountains, blown up spaceships, vacationed in exotic islands, and snuggled up in a mountain cabin with that special someone. For more on Ciara Knight, please visit her website at http://www.ciaraknight.com

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Blog Tour: Knockout & Tapout by J. C. Valentine!

KNOCKOUT, New Adult Fighter Romance

by J.C. Valentine
Wayward Fighters #1
Publication Date: April 6, 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, MMA, Sports Romance

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From the wrong side of the tracks…

Alyson Blake had learned early on that the only one she could depend on was herself. The only light in her life was a boy whom everyone agreed was destined for prison; but with his first kiss, he had set her soul on fire. Since the day the police dragged him away in handcuffs, she had managed to lead a quiet life, but when she attends an event fraught with mayhem, trouble resurfaces.

The one person she can’t forget…

Jamison Weston is the kind of guy dads load their shotguns for; endowed with a hot temper and a rap sheet as long as both tattooed arms. Known as “The Judge,” Jami’s hot temper, lethal fists, and cocky attitude have earned him respect and admiration both in and out of the ring. But just when he thinks he’s pummeled his past to death, Alyson Blake reenters his life.

Two paths collide…

After years of separation, Alyson is eager to reexplore the man who’s never left her thoughts, but for Jamison, she’s both the distraction he wants, but doesn’t need. As the two embark on a relationship that neither of them expected or bargained for, an outside threat closes in. When Alyson crosses the line of professionalism and takes her work home with her, her life is put in danger, leaving Jamison with no choice but to once again step in and become her protector.

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My Review:

4 Stars

I have some mixed feelings on this book.  There were some things I loved and other things I did not love.  However, overall, it was a good book that kept me interested with some good characters and a little mystery.

In a nutshell, Alyson goes to an MMA fight with her BFF, locks eyes with a hot fighter who turns out to be her childhood neighbor who just happened to “save” her.  She and BFF get invited to post-bout party in his suite, they realize they know each other, talk and nothing else.  She leaves.  He finds her.  They get close, but no sex because he doesn’t do relationships and she only wants a relationship.  She has loved him since they were kids.  He loves her but is apparently not wired to notice he loves her.  She’s gotten herself in a mess and he harbors deep-seated anger issues.

What I Liked:

Jami.  I liked Jami.  He was unapologetic and honest about what he could give Alyson.  He eventually figured his stuff out.  He is protective, bordering on overprotective, but in my opinion did not cross the line.  He has an honest to goodness internal conflict going on.  I liked the second chance romance trope.  It worked well in this book.  I loved the descriptive MMA fight scenes.  The one at the end of the book kept me turning pages so fast I almost got a paper cute.

What I Liked Less:

Alyson.  Poor Alyson-that is the message I got from the book about our heroine.  She had a really bad childhood and I get that.  She rose from the ashes of said childhood and is doing well for herself, helping others in her former situation.  However, Alyson is dumber than a box of rocks.  She repeatedly puts herself in bad situations out a misguided sense of heroism.  She pushes Jami away several times then huffs because he doesn’t come back and grovel at her feet.  Oh, and for a girl so in love with Jami, she sure does have a wandering eye.

I also felt that the book went in too many different directions at times and I got a bit lost trying to keep up with the third person omniscient POV.  Personally, I think alternating POVs would have worked better here because there was so much internal conflict that I think we missed out on.

Overall, I liked.  I was invested enough to keep turning pages.  It does end on a cliffhanger and Jami and Alyson’s story picks up in the next book (see below).  If you enjoy MMA romances you will like this.

TAPOUT, New Adult Fighter Romance

by J.C. Valentine
Wayward Fighters #2
Publication Date: July 8, 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, MMA, Sports Romance

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History brought them together. Circumstances may keep them apart.

Alyson Blake’s past left her with scars. Scars that she tried to fix the only way she knew how—by helping others. But actions have consequences, and Alyson is about to find out that being naïve is no excuse.

Fighting is Jamison Weston’s passion. Alyson is his obsession. Despite the past and a few lingering concerns, their relationship is as solid as ever. Until a shocking lie is uncovered and all of his plans begin to unravel. Now, Jami is rushing to pick up the pieces, but as relationships are put to the test, will he be strong enough to keep it together, or will it all just fall apart?

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My Review:

4 Stars!

I gotta tell you, if you thought you loved Jami before, just wait.  He is grittier, dirtier and more fiercely protectively of Alyson than ever.

In a nutshell:  Our second chance couple is back and their happily ever after is hanging in the balance.  Jami and Alyson are still happy but that lingering doubt still remains for both of them.  There seems to be something to threaten their happy around every corner and when the twist of all twists happens, you will never see it coming.

What I liked:

Jami!  Still like Jami.  He is even more protective and we get to see a more vulnerable side to him.  He goes off the rails a little and it works.

I was frustrated with the mystery in book one, because I felt it was almost distracting, but it plays a much bigger role in this book and it gets its due.  And that darn twist.  Phew.

The sexiness ratchets up about fifty notches.

The epilogue is perfection!

What I didn’t like:

I still had issues with Alyson, but I liked her more in this book.  She still has a misguided sense of heroism and puts herself in dumb situations.  However, this time, she only has eyes for Jami.  She is still a stubborn PIA.

The secondary characters, specifically Liv (Alyson’s BFF) and Spencer (Jami’s friend).  They had very little to add in the first book and Liv still is just background.  Spencer, well I don’t like him.  That’s it.  I just don’t like him.

As with all books, happiness is fleeting at times for our couple.  With outside interference and Alyson propensity to screw things up, I wanted to throw the book across the room at times, but Jami saves it all (literally and figuratively).  Tense moments, sexy times and one heck of a twist I didn’t see coming, Tapout was a good read.

ABOUT J.C. VALENTINE

J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Trilogy. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn’t sorry.

Living in the Northwest, she has three amazing children and far too many pets. Among the many hats she wears, J.C. is an entrepreneur. Having graduated with honors, she holds a Bachelor’s in English and when she isn’t writing, you can find her editing for fellow authors.

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Releasing on March 21st, you don’t want to miss this amazing book!

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Blurb:

Baseball superstar Dante Lamonte is a broken man. Reeling from the horrific double murder that took the lives of his pregnant fiancée as well as his best friend, he drowns in alcohol and sex, but never finds relief.

Becca Hernandez is a sweet girl with terrible luck with men—and worse luck with sex. Her one-night stand with a man who is way out of her league was also totally out of her character. Dante took her out of her comfort zone… she loved everything he did to her, but she knows nothing can come of it.

When their paths cross again, they can’t resist each other. One night of passion turns into much more, but they struggle to get through the bases of this new relationship. Dante’s demons may destroy him, and when details of their less than vanilla night are leaked to the press, Becca stands to lose everything—her job, her reputation and Dante. Love may be their only salvation.

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Kat Mizera is a South Florida native. Born in Miami Beach with a healthy dose of wanderlust, she’s called Los Angeles, Long Island, upstate New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Atlanta home. She’s never been able to pick which locale is her favorite, but if pressed, she’d probably choose the west coast.

Kat’s a typical PTA mom with a wonderful and supportive husband (Kevin) and two amazing boys (Nick and Max). When she’s not writing, she’s either scrapbooking or indulging in her second love (after writing) – traveling. Greece is one of her favorite places in the world. She loves that Athens is a big city with a small-town feel. The food, beaches and culture keep her going back as often as possible. She hopes to retire there one day so she can spend her days writing books on the beach.

Kat has been a working freelance writer for nearly 30 years. She sold her first article–a review of a rock concert–for $10 in 1985. Since then she’s been an entertainment journalist, waitress, bartender, legal assistant, food critic, magazine editor, substitute teacher, and sports writer. She also spent some time working at A & M Records in Los Angeles.

As you can guess from her series, the Las Vegas Sidewinders, Kat loves hockey. She is also a freelance hockey writer, covering her favorite team, the Florida Panthers, and any other teams that have an interesting story. The rest of the time, she writes novels: sexy, romantic fiction that she hopes makes you as happy as it makes her. There’s something enticing about hockey players and romance…

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Teaser Blitz! Blackbird by Molly McAdams is coming next week!

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Title: Blackbird
Author: Molly McAdams
Series: A Redemption Novel
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Releasing February 28th, 2017

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“Consuming. Enthralling. Sexy. MIND-BLOWING. From the very first line to the very last page, Blackbird sank into me and didn’t let me go. This is Molly McAdams at her best! A must-read that will have you questioning all your emotions as you fall in love with this unforgettable story.” – New York Times bestselling author, AL Jackson

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From New York Times bestselling author Molly McAdams comes a powerhouse romantic suspense that will have you questioning your morals and second guessing your view on love.

I live in a world few know exist. I’ve trained for this. I know what to say, what to do, and how to act. I’ve perfected the lethal calm required for this life.

Now it’s time to buy my first girl. But all it takes is one look at the brave girl who starts singing mid-auction for that calm to slip.

Briar Chapman is going to be the death of me, and I don’t care. I’ll take every day with her until that death comes, and I’ll welcome it when it does.

On the outside, Lucas Holt is what nightmares are made of. A man cloaked in darkness, with sin-filled eyes and an enticing grin. A devil so devastatingly beautiful and cruel that his very presence instills fear.

But beneath his terrifying, ever-calm exterior is an affectionate man haunted by a past that refuses to stay buried. And Lucas looks at me as though he’s finally found the only person who can make it all go away.

We’re a battle of the brightest day and the darkest night—and I want to lie in the wake of our war.

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Molly grew up in California but now lives in the oh-so-amazing state of Texas with her husband, daughter, and fur babies. When she’s not diving into the world of her characters, some of her hobbies include hiking, snowboarding, traveling, and long walks on the beach … which roughly translates to being a homebody with her hubby and dishing out movie quotes. She has a weakness for crude-humored movies and fried pickles, and loves curling up in a fluffy comforter during a thunderstorm … or under one in a bathtub if there are tornados. That way she can pretend they aren’t really happening.

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