Wednesday, November 22, 2017

BLOG TOUR - Bodyguard by CD Reiss

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Bodyguard, the highly anticipated new standalone from New York Times bestselling author CD Reiss is available NOW!

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Bodyguard by CD Reiss

Release Date: November 14th, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Protecting a celebrity in Hollywood isn’t easy, but protecting Emily could break his heart.
As a world-class dancer at the height of her career, Emily enjoys all the perks of fame—the parties, the glamour, the tours—but they’ve also attracted the attention of a dangerous ex-boyfriend hell-bent on getting her back.
Enter Carter Kincaid, a bodyguard so crushingly sexy he takes her breath away.
Carter’s the best in the business, and Emily is—professionally speaking—off-limits. But when it comes to stirring his desires, she’s making all the right moves. What’s happening between them is so hot it could get both of them burned. As Emily’s past gets closer, Carter is willing to break every rule of the job to save her. But letting Emily into his life also means letting her in on the secrets of his own past. For these two, falling in love could be the greatest risk of all.

Excerpt:

"Are we going to have another 'about last night' conversation?" I asked. "If you want to." What did I want to say? Everything. but mostly, I wanted to tell him how much I liked kissing him and how conflicted I was. I wanted to demand answers immediately and give him space at the same time. All the words tried to jump forward, but when he stopped at a light, our eyes met in the rear view. The words landed in a tangle, unsaid. He tapped the steering wheel when he turned it, using both hands for the first time since I'd gotten in. "Hey," I said. "Yeah?" He briefly looked at me in the mirror. "What happened to your hand?" "Burn." he brushed his left hand over the bandage at the top of his palm, right where you'd burn it if you were picking up a hot pot handle. He caught my eye in the rearview again. I didn't know if I believed him. "What were you cooking?" "Breakfast." "And you still went to get a Danish?" He rubbed his upper lip with his left hand and tapped the wheel with the bandaged one. "I burned my eggs." Right. Hot pot. Burned hand. Smoke-filled kitchen. "You know what's funny?" I said. "The Three Stooges." "I don't know anything about you. You could live in your mother's basement." "That's just where I bury the bodies." Blatant avoidance. It had been cute before; now it was getting on my nerves. "Are you married?" "No!" He could have been lying, buy lying liars always lied. There wasn't a thing I could do about that except make sure I asked. Something was wrong. We'd kissed twice, and twice he'd shut down. I should have been the one shutting down. I was the one with all the ex-boyfriend baggage. Why was I the one who was always so willing? But there he was in the front seat, driving with both hands on the wheel, glancing at me once in a while to make sure I wasn't choking on my tongue in the back seat. Discomfort radiated out of him. Here I was with my hands in my lap thinking about ways to kiss him again. He pulled into the little lot and wedged into a space. He turned off the car, popped his seat belt, and stared at the wheel for a split second too long. I was about to open the car door myself when he turned all the way around, arm over the back of his seat, bandaged hand on the back of the passenger side. "Kissing you..." He stopped and looked at my lips so intensely I folded them back and bit them. "You're dangerous. I can't even see your lips, but I can taste them. I couldn't brush the taste of you out of my mouth this morning. Right now. The honey. I can taste it but not enough. I want to kiss you again, and I can't. I lose my shit around you. I can't do it. My job is control. Do you understand what I'm saying?" My jaw loosened, and I let my lips go. "No, I don't. I've met bodyguards before. You're a stoic bunch, but you're not all celibate. And if you think this is easy for me, you're wrong. I'm afraid too. I'm afraid you're going to get hurt because of me. last night..." I put my fingertips to my lips as if that would keep the choking sob from coming. I kept it back. "Last night he showed me he's back, and if he'll hurt me, he'll hurt you." If I thought seats would be a barrier between us, I was wrong. He launched himself between them and placed his lips on mine. Our third kiss was unexpected, uncomfortable with him stretched between front and back. I wove my fingers in his hair, giving him my mouth, and taking his. I wanted that kiss to tell him it was all right. He could lose control. He could be more than a protector. He was as safe with me as I was with him. But I couldn't without lying to both of us. He yanked his lips away. "Trust me." He leaned his forehead against mine. 

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About the Author

CD Reiss is a New York Times bestseller. She still has to chop wood and carry water, which was buried in the fine print. Her lawyer is working it out with God but in the meantime, if you call and she doesn't pick up she's at the well hauling buckets. Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master's degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that went nowhere but it did give her a big enough ego to write novels. She's frequently referred to as the Shakespeare of Smut which is flattering but hasn't ever gotten her out of chopping that cord of wood. If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.

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Reviewed by Sue

5 Sexy Heels



Bodyguard by CD Reiss is the second book the Hollywood A-List series. It most definitely can be read as a standalone as there is very little mention of any of the characters included in Bombshell, the first book. 

Emily loves to dance and sing. Together with her best friend Darlene, they were set for superstardom. But circumstances for Emily changed. She gave it up for what she thought was a loving relationship only to find out she was wrong. Now she lives the life though more in the background as a choreographer for Darlene who has most definitely hit it big. She does love the job but feels constantly a burden and a victim since her ex is an absolute stalker. 

Carter Kincaid is a bodyguard and is completely serious about his job. His only goal is to protect his principals and his family and absolutely nothing will deter him from protecting those he loves. Until he meets Emily. Now there are shades of grey all over the place and Carter doesn't know if he is coming or going and if he can continue to protect everyone the way he should. 
There is steam aplenty for lovers of CD Reiss and there is so much intrigue, suspense, secrets and most of all love. The heart is large enough to allow us to love so much and Carter learns this in many different ways. I loved the authors use of the "smell" of 5th of July. I could so "smell" that whenever Emily described Carter as having that scent. There are plenty of characters you will fall in love with including Phin, who I'd love to read about later as an adult. 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

RELEASE BLITZ/REVIW - ON THE WAY TO YOU by Kandi Steiner

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On the Way to You, an all-new emotional standalone from Kandi Steiner is LIVE!  

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On the Way to You by Kandi Steiner

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publishing Date: November 16th, 2017

What makes you happy?
That was the question Emery Reed asked me the day we met, and I couldn’t give him a single answer. I could have said my dog, or my books, or yoga — but I just stared.
And then, I got in his car.
It was crazy to take a road trip with a stranger, but after years of standing still, he was my one-way ticket to a new life, and I wasn’t going to miss it.
We shared the same space, the same car, the same hotel room — and still, we were strangers.
One day we’d be laughing, the next, we wouldn’t speak. Emery was surrounded by impenetrable walls, but I wanted in.
Discovering his journal changed everything.
I read his thoughts, words not meant for anyone’s eyes, and the more I learned about him, the harder I fell. It turned out nothing made Emery Reed happy, and I wanted to change that.
I earned his trust by violating his privacy, and as wrong as it was, it worked — until one entry revealed a darkness I never knew existed, a timer I never knew was ticking.
Suddenly, what made me happy was saving Emery from himself. I just didn’t know if I could.

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About the Author:

Kandi Steiner is a Creative Writing and Advertising/Public Relations graduate from the University of Central Florida living in Tampa. Kandi works full time as a social media specialist, but also works part time as a Zumba fitness instructor and blackjack dealer. Kandi started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic (like most girls brought up on Disney movies). When Kandi isn’t working or writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys beach days, movie marathons, live music, craft beer and sweet wine – not necessarily in that order.
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Reviewed by Annie

5 Sexy Heels


 This was my second Kandi Steiner book and I should have known that it was going to be an emotional ride from cover to cover. So, if this is your first one, then you are in for a real treat. Kandi will take you on an emotional roller coaster that will leave you breathless with tears in your eyes. 

I am not one for reading the blurb before I read a book and sometimes I regret it, but not this time. I was able to be complete surprised and let this story unfold and take me on a journey I didn't know I need until I read this book. So, for people like me, I am writing this review so that you too can be surprised. 

This book takes you through a journey that intertwines to people who didn't know that they needed each other. Two broken souls taking the journey of a lifetime cross-country heading toward two very different goals, but somehow bonding and making a connection that just might change everything. There will be tears while reading this book...some more than others depending on how close to home this hits. Your heart will break and there will be moments where you will smile and hope. Take a chance, read this book, it will most definitely leave its mark on your heart and maybe even your soul. Find out how Cooper and Emery's journey begins, how it unfolds and find out if through it all they can find a HEA.


Reviewed by Sue

5 Sexy Heels

What makes you happy? The first words of this book are really the most important ones. Depending on who you talk to and where they are in their lives, the responses for this question can vary greatly. How does one answer this when it seems like everything in their lives is upside down? Or if you can't see the light through all the darkness that invades your brain?

Two people who probably should never have met come together to try and beat their demons and make their lives into something special. Cooper has been dealt a pretty crappy hand in life with parents who just couldn't care less about her, an accident that changed her forever and a life in a small backwoods that she just can't wait to escape. Despite all this, she sees the beauty in life and the sunshine in the sky always.

Emery, on the other hand, seems to have it all. But all is not as it seems for him. He lives in a world of darkness that few can understand. Bumping into Cooper at the diner in Alabama gives him a traveling buddy. But it is a trip that these two never expected.

Can Cooper bring Emery to the light? Or will he drag her down into the darkness? This is a journey of self-discovery for both of these people and whether or not they have a future will be discovered through hope, betrayal, love and pain. Kandi Steiner has this ability to draw emotion out of even the coldest of people and this look into depression and those who love people who suffer from depression is truly spot on. It IS difficult to love someone who sometimes slips into a darkness that you can't understand and I believe Kandi tackles this subject remarkably!

COVER REVEAL - Hunt Me Down by AL Jackson

Hunt Me Down

A stand-alone novella in A.L. Jackson's brand-new Fight for Me series...

Coming December 1st


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I'm so excited to reveal the HUNT ME DOWN cover! HUNT ME DOWN was originally a part of the GLAMOUR Anthology, and now is coming to you as its own novella! I had so much fun writing this little story - it's an uber-sexy introduction into the world of Gingham Lakes, Alabama. So be sure to get this on your TBR - Broderick Wolfe is coming for you December 1, 2017!
Never underestimate a man who knows what he wants . . .
Broderick Wolfe is a man accustomed to getting what he wants. He will hunt it, fight for it, and make it his own.
Lillith Redd is a straight-laced attorney who’s dedicated her life to serving the people of her hometown of Gingham Lakes.
When Wolfe Industries sets its sights on leveling the old part of town and building a high-rise hotel in its place, Lillith steps up to go toe-to-toe to with its owner.
Little do either of them know, they’ve just met their match.
Hunt Me Down is a modern-day reboot of Little Red Riding Hood set in the world of A.L. Jackson’s bestselling FIGHT FOR ME series, originally a part of the Glamour Anthology and previously titled Red Hot Pursuit. This novella is a fun, flirty, uber sexy contemporary romance. The only fantasy happening here is in the bedroom. So hold on—you’re getting ready to sink your teeth into something hot and sweet. 
Disclaimer: This book was originally titled Red Hot Pursuit in the Glamour anthology. It has not been changed or added to in any way. This novella does not need to be read before Show Me the Way and does not give away any spoilers for other Fight for Me novels.
   


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A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.
Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, and BLEEDING STARS novels. Watch for A.L. Jackson’s upcoming novel, FOLLOW ME BACK, the second stand-alone novel in her brand-new FIGHT FOR ME SERIES.
If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

RELEASE BLITZ/REVIEW = BODYGUARD BY CD Reiss

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Bodyguard, the highly anticipated new standalone from New York Times bestselling author CD Reiss is LIVE!

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Bodyguard by CD Reiss

Release Date: November 14th, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Protecting a celebrity in Hollywood isn’t easy, but protecting Emily could break his heart.
As a world-class dancer at the height of her career, Emily enjoys all the perks of fame—the parties, the glamour, the tours—but they’ve also attracted the attention of a dangerous ex-boyfriend hell-bent on getting her back.
Enter Carter Kincaid, a bodyguard so crushingly sexy he takes her breath away.
Carter’s the best in the business, and Emily is—professionally speaking—off-limits. But when it comes to stirring his desires, she’s making all the right moves. What’s happening between them is so hot it could get both of them burned. As Emily’s past gets closer, Carter is willing to break every rule of the job to save her. But letting Emily into his life also means letting her in on the secrets of his own past. For these two, falling in love could be the greatest risk of all.

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Read today!

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Bombshell
(Free in Kindle Unlimited)
Amazon Print: http://amzn.to/2xhwnUq
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About the Author

CD Reiss is a New York Times bestseller. She still has to chop wood and carry water, which was buried in the fine print. Her lawyer is working it out with God but in the meantime, if you call and she doesn't pick up she's at the well hauling buckets. Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master's degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that went nowhere but it did give her a big enough ego to write novels. She's frequently referred to as the Shakespeare of Smut which is flattering but hasn't ever gotten her out of chopping that cord of wood. If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.

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Reviewed by Sue

5 Sexy Heels



Bodyguard by CD Reiss is the second book the Hollywood A-List series. It most definitely can be read as a standalone as there is very little mention of any of the characters included in Bombshell, the first book. 

Emily loves to dance and sing. Together with her best friend Darlene, they were set for superstardom. But circumstances for Emily changed. She gave it up for what she thought was a loving relationship only to find out she was wrong. Now she lives the life though more in the background as a choreographer for Darlene who has most definitely hit it big. She does love the job but feels constantly a burden and a victim since her ex is an absolute stalker. 

Carter Kincaid is a bodyguard and is completely serious about his job. His only goal is to protect his principals and his family and absolutely nothing will deter him from protecting those he loves. Until he meets Emily. Now there are shades of grey all over the place and Carter doesn't know if he is coming or going and if he can continue to protect everyone the way he should. 
There is steam aplenty for lovers of CD Reiss and there is so much intrigue, suspense, secrets and most of all love. The heart is large enough to allow us to love so much and Carter learns this in many different ways. I loved the authors use of the "smell" of 5th of July. I could so "smell" that whenever Emily described Carter as having that scent. There are plenty of characters you will fall in love with including Phin, who I'd love to read about later as an adult.