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4 Stars
Blog Tour w/Review - The Billionaire Next Door






Author: Jessica Lemmon

Series: Billionaire Bad Boys, #2

On Sale: October 25, 2016

Publisher: Forever

Mass Market: $5.99 USD

eBook: $5.99 USD

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It's Tag Crane's job to be the life of the party. Traveling from one exotic locale to another is just part of running the luxurious Crane Hotel empire. But even paradise isn't perfect. Devising a new business strategy is keeping Tag up at night-and so is the Great Dane barking at all hours in the apartment below his. To muzzle the problem, Tag charges downstairs . . . right into the most beautiful, blond distraction he's ever seen.


Dog-sitting by day, bartending by night. It's not exactly the life Rachel Foster dreamed of. But when Tag Crane rushes in, all mountain-man shoulders and obscenely sexy smile, needing her help for the Crane Hotels, it's a fantasy come true. What's the harm in a fun no-strings fling? Only a fool would give her heart to a billionaire player like Tag-until suddenly the one man who can't be caught is the one flirting with forever . . .




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Why is it you look like you’re thinking something sinister?” he asked, that eyebrow arcing higher. “And don’t lie to me, Dimples. I have a sixth sense.” She watched his slow smile, white teeth appearing as his trimmed beard parted. Her nether regions buzzed like she’d sat on a vibrating phone.


I’m surprised . . .” she started, feeling daring. Must be the Kona coffee.




Because I expected you to induct me into the Mile High Club by now. This is my first private flight.” She looked at him through her lashes, her coy smile in place.


Tag wore an all-out grin, which made her inordinately pleased. Where she was concerned, he wasn’t immune. And she liked that. A lot.


Excuse me.” Smoothly, he shut his laptop, stood, and walked from cabin to cockpit.


Okay. That was interesting. She hadn’t expected him to leave. Maybe she didn’t have the same power over him as he had over her.


She turned to look out the window, but the nighttime landscape was nothing but blackness. She imagined a sea of clouds and blue skies once the sun rose, anticipating being someplace where the high was above freezing. She wondered what the temperature was on—


Let’s go.” Her hand was snatched a moment later as Tag pulled her out of her seat and led her to the bedroom.


Wait,” she said through her laughter as she hustled after him. “What are you doing?”


In the bedroom, he released her, closed the door, and whipped off his shirt. She gasped, her eyes eating up his tanned muscles and bulky arms.


Making you a member.” He caught the back of her head in his hand and kissed her. She melted beneath his touch. She was hopelessly attracted to him. Just an absolute goner.


When she caught a breath of air, she said, “Where did you go?”


Told the pilot to take the long way.”


There’s a longer way to Hawaii?”


There is now.”




The Billionaire Next Door (Billionaire Bad Boys #2)The Billionaire Next Door by Jessica Lemmon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the 2nd book in the Billionaire Bad Boys series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. It may contain spoilers for those who have not read this series in order.

Rachel has been hurt by an ex who didn't care enough about her. Tag has no plans to care about anyone. Together, they are so hot they are nearly combustible.

Tag wants someone to care for. Rachel does not want to get involved with an obvious player. She is not ready for the feelings she and Tag are starting to feel.

This series is just amazing. Really... and this book was a perfect addition. The heat nearly seared the pages off - so you have been warned - this book is HOT! I loved the character development we see. I loved the sparks that were flying. This story is a just a great read.

***This ARC copy was given by Netgalley and its publishers in exchange for an honest review.

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The Billionaire Bachelor, #1

The Billionaire Next Door, #2

The Bastard Billionaire, #3


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  1. Can you give us a little insight into Rachel and Tag and what you think are their best qualities?

Oh, I love this question!


Rachel is careful. She’s untrusting thanks to a lying, conniving ex-boyfriend, and, thanks to an outburst at work to confront him, finds herself out of her marketing job and working as a fulltime bartender/part-time pet sitter. Her best quality has to be her friendship. Rachel is a friend you’d want to have—she’s there for you, and she’s incredibly loyal which is why her ex’s manipulation hurt her so deeply.


Tag’s best quality is his laid-back, supportive persona. He comes off as this playful, fun-loving type, which he is, but he’s also a hard worker and knows better than to take himself too seriously. When Rachel and Tag get together, her loyalty and his ability to let her shine combine for some hot fireworks.


  1. What was the most challenging part of writing THE BILLIONAIRE NEXT DOOR?

Letting Rachel say NO to Tag! I mean the guy is a drop-dead gorgeous billionaire who wants to provide anything and everything for Rachel. Who wouldn’t want to be pampered?! Rachel is working hard not to rely on a man, so she continues turning down his money and his offers. He does get her to comply, (finally!). Rachel deserves to be treated well, so it was fun to write the scenes where she lets go—both in the bedroom and out. *saucy wink*


  1. Where can readers find out more about your books and news on what's coming soon?

The best place to learn about my books is my website ( I keep it updated with fun banners, behind the scenes posts and photos, and occasionally do a blog giveaway. My monthly newsletter is also lots of fun. You can see a sample newsletter here [] and you can sign up for the monthly inbox treat here [].


  1. What was your favorite part of the book?

When Tag points out that he knows Rachel is staring at him. He interrupts their discussion with a “Like what you see?” then says my favorite line EVER. “Touch me.” (Le swoon!)


  1. Who was your favorite character to write?

Tag Crane! He was constantly blurting out things I had no idea he’d say, and he was this interesting mix of brash and cocky, playful and fun. He was also adorably clueless at times—ladies, you know what I’m talking about here. You can’t help but like him, and fall for him. Rachel never stood a chance.


  1. Who inspired the characters in this book?

Tag: Brock O’Hurn – if you don’t know him, get to know him. YUM.

Rachel: A mix of a few photos. She was more in my head.

You can check out the pinterest board that inspired my book by clicking here [].


  1. What do you hope readers will take away from reading THE BILLIONAIRE NEXT DOOR?

Laughs and Luxury. Readers can indulge in a much-needed break since this book is the ultimate fantasy: a billionaire bad boy for a date to Hawaii! Early reviewers rave that THE BILLIONAIRE NEXT DOOR is “hilarious” and “laugh out loud funny” which is so awesome to hear. I laughed a lot while I wrote the dialog.


  1. Describe THE BILLIONAIRE NEXT DOOR In 5 words?

  • Fun

  • Sexy

  • Heartwarming

  • Hilarious

  • Indulgent




A former job-hopper, Jessica Lemmon resides in Ohio with her husband and rescue dog. She holds a degree in graphic design currently gathering dust in an impressive frame. When she's not writing super-sexy heroes, she can be found cooking, drawing, drinking coffee (okay, wine), and eating potato chips. She firmly believes God gifts us with talents for a purpose, and with His help, you can create the life you want.


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Release Day Blast - Tempted By A Touch



I am thrilled to be celebrating the release of an amazing romantic suspense read! Tempted by a Touch by Kris Rafferty immediately throws you into the action, and the ride is a total rush. You won't be able to keep yourself from reading from beginning to end in one sitting.

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About Tempted by a Touch:


People keep dying around Harper MacLain. Try as she might, she can’t stop bad things from happening to those she loves. When her closely guarded secret lands her in the middle of her ex-boyfriend’s investigation, she’s in over her head. She hates that Detective Lucas Sullivan is in her life again, tempting her to fall back into bad habits…and his bed.


When Harper left him, Lucas tried not to care, burying himself in his job instead. Then Harper became the job. Now they’re on the run, and all he can think about is keeping her safe…and his hands off her. Lucas knows she's the key to solving his case, if he can keep them alive long enough to do it. And that's the trick...because falling in love can kill you.

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Series Order:

Book #1 Betrayed by a Kiss

Book #2 Tempted by a Touch


About Kris Rafferty:


Kris Rafferty was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After earning a Bachelor’s in Arts from the University of Massachusetts/ Boston, she married her college sweetheart, traveled the country and wrote books.  Three children and a Pomeranian/Shih Tzu mutt later, she spends her days devoting her life to her family and her craft.


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3 Stars
Devil his due
The Devil's Spare Change: Malone Brothers Book 2 (Volume 2) - Samantha A. Cole, Eve Arroyo

This is the 2nd book in the Malone Brothers series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  For reader enjoyment and understanding, I recommend reading this series in order.


Grace & Sean have known one another most of their lives.  Growing up together still never prepares you for that one meeting.  The one where you come back after time apart and get blown away by a sexy hot bod.


Sean's move and vacation plans are blown when he is asked to help with a local case of murder.  He is more than attracted to Grace, and being on this case takes time away from him getting to know her all over again.


One word for this series - explosive!  This book has you on the edge from chapter 1.  So much heat, so much excitement, so much murder, wait... what?  Oh yeah, did I tell you?  There is an actual case being solved here too.  I give this fast paced read a 3/5 Kitty's Paws UP!



***This ARC copy is given in exchange for an honest review.


3 Stars
Final Act (Tool Shed Book 6) - A.R. Steele

This is book # 6 in the Tool Shed series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  It may contain spoilers for those who have not read the rest of the series.


Austin is the protector.  He is also the bouncer.  Who protects him, when his heart is at stake?  He puts himself out there, but he has so many to take care of.


Lev is a player.  Almost too good at how he handles it.  He thinks he has a past with Austin, but he may be wrong.  Can this spark between them ignite a future?


Seriously hot story.  Seriously hot characters.  How I have any fingers left after reading, I am not entirely sure.  This story was so easy to get into and hard to put down!  I give this book a 3/5 Kitty's Paws UP!



***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.

4 Stars
Take me
The Billionaire Next Door (Billionaire Bad Boys) - Jessica Lemmon

This is the 2nd book in the Billionaire Bad Boys series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  It may contain spoilers for those who have not read this series in order.


Rachel has been hurt by an ex who didn't care enough about her.  Tag has no plans to care about anyone.  Together, they are so hot they are nearly combustible.


Tag wants someone to care for.  Rachel does not want to get involved with an obvious player.  She is not ready for the feelings she and Tag are starting to feel.


This series is just amazing.  Really... and this book was a perfect addition.  The heat nearly seared the pages off - so you have been warned - this book is HOT!  I loved the character development we see.  I loved the sparks that were flying.  This story is a just a great read.  I give this book a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!



***This ARC copy was given by Netgalley and its publishers in exchange for an honest review.

Release Tour - Sweet Girl
Title: Sweet Girl
Series: The Sweetest Thing #2
Author: Sierra Hill
Genre: New Adult/College Sports
Published: October 18, 2016
I’ve always lived in the shadows of my athletic older brother and my charismatic twin sister. And that’s okay by me. I don’t mind being known as the shy wallflower. The gawky geek. The sweet, virginal girl. Well, that’s one label I’ve been trying to shed since starting my freshman year in college this year. The thing is, no one’s ever looked twice at me.
Until I met Van Gerard.
He notices me. He looks at me and seems to like what he sees. He understands and listens to me. He’s become a great friend. The problem is, I don’t want him as a friend.
I want more.
But my brother - along with a state line between us, and oh yeah, Van’s long-time girlfriend - are just a few complications getting in the way of what I want.
I thought my senior year in college would be the best time of my life. I’m a starter on a Pac-12 basketball team, set to graduate with a degree in Finance. I have a girlfriend whom I’d planned to start a future with. I thought my life was already mapped out.
But then the bottom dropped out with a confession I never expected to hear, from the girl I thought I knew.
I thought wrong.
Luckily for me, Kylah Griffin was there to break my fall. She’s the best thing this year has given me. She’s helped me through a devastating blow that could have sent me reeling.
I know she wants more, but I’m not sure I can give it. Now that I’ve been burned, I don’t think I can go there again. Kylah’s not a hook-up, and she’s definitely not a rebound. She’s a sweet girl who deserves more than to be friend-zoned.
If only things weren’t so complicated.
Since writing and publishing her first book in 2014, Sierra Hill has found her creative passion in writing about the fictional characters that live in her brain, who are constantly shouting for their own love stories to be told. 
Sierra frequently indulges in what some might consider to be an unhealthy dose of reading, dark chocolate candy, and way too much coffee. She hates cold weather, and frequently finds herself traveling around the country to see her favorite live musicians in concert.
Sierra resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband of twenty years and her long-haired, German Shepherd. She is currently working on her next book.
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But sometimes, Grandma gets boozed up and passes out at the table, your brother gets caught rubbing one out under the fireworks, your kids catch mommy kissing Santa (and not on the lips), your special new toy winds up in the wrong gift bag, a goat steals and wears your sexy new thong and watching the ball drop takes on a whole new meaning. In other words, the holidays can be magical, but sometimes, they're also just f*cking awkward.  


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4 Stars
Blog Tour w/Review - Tempting Tristan
Looking for your next sexy M/M romance?


A M/M Contemporary Romance
Harborside Nights #3
Melissa Foster
Releasing Oct 19th, 2016
World Literary Press


Fresh off the heels of yet another bad relationship, Tristan Brewer is taking a break from men to try and figure out where he keeps going wrong. He knows his biggest fault—he leads with his heart, not his head—and that’s never going to change. But after several introspective weeks, he’s beginning to get a handle on things. That is, until badass heartthrob Alex Wells walks into his bar…
Alex has spent eight years in the Army, months in a hospital bed, and far too long hiding his sexual identity. He’s guilt-ridden, damaged, pissed off, and up for a Silver Star—for the incident that nearly cost him his life, and kept him from his grandmother’s funeral. But all he wants to do is forget his stint with the institution that allows but doesn’t necessarily accept, and live the life he’s always dreamed of.


The chemistry between Tristan and Alex ignites from the moment they meet, and the more time they spend together the hotter the flames become. But the closer Tristan gets, the more Alex’s walls go up, and when the two walk onto a military base, Tristan finds out Alex’s physical scars aren’t the ones that run the deepest.

Can I ask you something? You don’t have to answer.”

Tristan shrugs. “Have at it.”

“Why were you taking a break? I get that your ex was a prick, but is there more to it?”

He looks down the street, across the street, and then his hand cruises through his hair as it has so often that I’ve already come to expect it when he’s nervous.

“Ian was a prick, but the rest is going to make me sound like a pussy,” he admits.

“I’ve only known you a day, and I already know nothing can make you sound like a pussy.”

He meets my gaze, and his jaw tightens. He lifts his chin and I recognize the struggle between feeling proud and worrying about looking weak. I fight that battle on a daily basis.

“I give away my heart too easily, and I end up getting hurt.”

His eyes never leave mine, and that trust, that confidence, is the sexiest thing I’ve ever seen.

“I was right. Nothing can make you sound like a pussy.” I slide my hand to the hard ridge of his jaw and lean in closer. “I’ve never given my heart away. That makes you braver than me.”

Tempting Tristan: Tristan Brewer (Harborside Nights)Tempting Tristan: Tristan Brewer by Melissa Foster
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is book #3 in the Harborside Nights series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. Since it may contain spoilers, I recommend reading the series in order.

Tristan & Alex meet, and it is not by chance. Tristan is taking a break from men, though. He is seriously attracted to Alex, and the feeling it mutual. Will he take a chance?

Alex being just back from the military, trying to start the next part of his life goes looking for Tristan. He has heard so much about him he already knows him. After meeting him, he is convinced it was right.

This series is has such a cast of characters. They are all so amazing. This book was full of several, and it made it just like home. The story is really rich with heart, heat & fun. I was pleased with being able to laugh and cry. I cannot wait to hear about these guys in future books.

***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.

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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance, and women's fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic, perfect beach reads, and always family oriented. 

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Release Day Blast - Three Simple Rules



I am so excited to be celebrating the release of Three Simple Words by A.J. Pine! Three Simple Words is the perfect addition to the Kingston Ale House series, and the perfect nod to romance readers and the community in general! Get your copy of this romantic and sexy read today!






She's holding out for a happy ever after.


Annie I know where to find my happily ever after—between the pages of a romance novel. It’s why I sell books, why I blog about them, and why I’ll never get disappointed by love. So what if my brother’s best friend from high school is now a bestselling author? Or that he just blew back into town on a Harley, filling out a pair of jeans like he never did before? Or that he’s agreed to do a signing at my bookstore on such short notice? Because despite all his adoring female fans, I kind of hated his book.


Wes The last time I saw Annie Denning, she was a senior in high school, three years older than me and way out of my league. Now I’m her last-minute date to a wedding, and what started as a night of pure fun has turned into something more real than either of us anticipated. Annie is my muse. When I’m with her, my writer’s block fades away, and the words finally flow. The only problem? She wants the fairy tale—her very own happily ever after—and anyone who’s read my book knows the truth. I just don’t believe they exist.


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Each book in the Kingston Ale House series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order. 


The Kingston Ale House novels by author A.J. Pine:

Book one: The One That Got Away

Book two: Six Month Rule

Book three: Three Simple Words



About A.J. Pine:


AJ Pine writes stories to break readers’ hearts, but don’t worry—she’ll mend them with a happily ever after. As an English teacher and a librarian, AJ has always surrounded herself with books. All her favorites have one big commonality–romance. Naturally, the books she writes have the same. When she’s not writing, she’s of course reading. Then there’s online shopping (everything from groceries to shoes). And a tiny bit of TV where she nourishes her undying love of vampires, superheroes, and a certain high-functioning sociopath detective. You’ll also find her hanging with her family in the Chicago ‘burbs. AJ Pine is the author of the If Only series, the Only You series, and the current Kingston Ale House series.


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4 Stars
Triple threat
A Sexy SEAL Novella Anthology - Tawny Weber

This book has actually 2 books inside it.  A SEAL's Proposal & A SEAL's Sacrifice.  While they are each a short story, they both pack a punch and are a joy to read.


In A SEAL's Proposal, Sam & Bryanna want a future together.  They have made promises to one another, but Sam has also made another promise.  They must find common ground to see if it can work.  Short story but the feelings are conveyed well.  You can tell these are young kids in love and it makes for a quick read.


With A SEAL's Sacrifice, Noah & Gwen have a history he walked away from.  Now, Gwen has a life with a new man.  Can she forgive and forge a new future with a man she cannot seem to let go?  Seriously sexy and sweet.  You feel the honesty in the characters interactions and it pulls you right in.


Both stories have so much going for them, I wish they had been a bit longer.  They sure did accomplish quite a bit in so few pages.  I give this combo a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

3 Stars
Touchdown - T.S. McKinney

Alexander AKA Alex & Lincoln meet when Alex follows a friend to Lincoln's club.  He is shocked and turned on at what he sees there.  When he gets to meet the owner, his life changes.


Lincoln has waited to have a relationship like this.  Can he count on feelings to be real?  They keep treating it as just a fling.  Feelings are there and are fanning the flames.


Surprised this story had so much emotion to it, I found myself riveted to these pages.  Both men were really not looking to connect at all, but in each other they found so much more.  Sweet and sexy, this story makes you want more.  I give this book a 3/5 Kitty's Paws UP!



***This ARC copy was given by Netgalley and its publishers in exchange for an honest review.

3 Stars
Tropical heat
Hideaway Resort - Peter Styles

Dominic meets Bo after a bad breakup.  They find they have a lot in common and an attraction that only adds to their friendship.  While getting to know one another, Dominic's ex shows up and makes a mess of things.


This book was full of surprises, mishaps, problems, and thrown in the middle was some serious heat.  The electricity between Bo and Dominic is very sexy and sizzles.  Bo is a true friend, maybe even a hero.  I found myself enjoying this story very much.  I give this book a 3/5 Kitty's Paws UP!



***I voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy of this book.

4 Stars
#Holiday: A Hashtag Series Short Story - Cambria Hebert

This is book #6.5, in the fabulous #Hashtag series.  This book really should not be read as a standalone.  It has all the main characters, and we are just checking in to see how they are at the Christmas holiday.


With all of the things that have gone on over the past two years, the friends are hoping to have a special, private, holiday together.  All of your favorites are here.  Following football, getting together at holidays seems mandatory.


After the short story concludes, there are yummy recipes to be tried and eaten.  This series is really magic and gets you ready for the new series that follows, GearShark.  I love this series and this story fits perfect.  The food recipes are the perfect bonus.  Almost like a Christmas gift form the author.  I give this book a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP! 



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4 Stars
Melting ice
All Laced Up - Erin Fletcher

Pierce & Lia have known one another for many years.  Only one of them remembers the other.  Can an unlikely friendship start and actually turn into more?


Lia is rather disgusted that Pierce has forgotten who she is.  If he ever knew, that is.  All of that aside, now they have to work together toward a common goal.


The chemistry is off the charts!  This couple is so meant to be.  I loved reading their story and maybe, just maybe the author will let us visit them again.  The character development was great.  I loved watching the couple get stronger together.  I cannot wait to see what is next in this series!  I give this story a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!



***This ARC was given by Netgalley and its publisher, in exchange for an honest review only.



Preorder Blast - Rule Breaker



We're thrilled to bring you pre-order news of Kat & Stone Bastion's exciting new adult, multicultural, surfing romance RULE BREAKER. PLUS be sure to visit, like, and comment on Mase's Facebook page: Mase on Maui - Stone is posting as Mase and randomly choosing one commenter each week to win a $10 gift card.

RULE BREAKER is set to release November 7, 2016!


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Pre-order Your Copy... $2.99 TodayReleases 11.07.16 at $4.99

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Cover Designer: Sarah Hansen, Okay Creations

Image provided by: Love N. Books

Photographer: Made by MK

Model: Jase Dean

Genre: New Adult Romance / Sports Romance / Multicultural and Interracial


Racial Tensions Flare as Hot as the Passion in RULE BREAKER, a Modern-day Romeo and Juliet Story


Leilani Kealoha wants to be set free. Of family expectations. Of generations of prejudice. Chafing at rules made by the proud Hawaiian men in her family, she yearns to discover herself and hungers to explore the world. Her adventuresome heart? Longs for something even greater, deeper. The last thing she expects is an East Coast haole surfer to hold the key to everything.


Mason Price is done walking his parents’ path. Done with social acceptance—with cold politics. On a surfing quest to reinvent himself, Mase finds an exotic beauty standing on his towel. But it’s her feisty bargaining that catches him off guard. When he challenges her with a “Truth or Shots” drinking game, she unwittingly reveals more than she’d intended about herself…and him. The raw truth stuns him: She’s suffered like he has, is lost like he is—keeps secrets like he does. But will young love and shared situations be enough to conquer racial and cultural divides? Lines in the sand…were meant to be crossed. ***RULE BREAKER is a standalone, full-length new adult romance told in dual POV. Due to mature themes and adult language, this book is for those 18 and older.***



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About Kat & Stone Bastion:


Kat Bastion won several awards for her bestselling debut novel Forged in Dreams and Magick.


Kat and Stone Bastion’s bestselling first novel No Weddings and the No Weddings series were named Best of 2014 by multiple romance review blogs. When not defining love and redemption through scribed words, they enjoy spending their time mountain biking and hiking in the beautiful Sonoran Desert of Arizona.


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Blog Tour - Christmas At Eden Manor


Celebrate the release of Christmas at Eden Manor by Noelle Adams!


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1 grand prize winners will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

1 runner-up will receive an eBook bundle of
Seducing The Enemy and Hired Bride by Noelle Adams!





Title: Christmas at Eden Manor

Author: Noelle Adams

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: October 5, 2016




Brie Graves might be jobless, living with her brother, and recovering from a painful break-up, but she's determined to enjoy the holidays. Until the end of the year, she's going to do anything she wants to do, no matter how crazy it might be. Soon, she discovers exactly what she wants--to spend a week with a fascinating, sophisticated stranger. It doesn't matter that she only knows his first name or that he's more than twenty years older than her. After this one week, she'll never see him again.


Cyrus Damon has spent his life making money and holding himself to impossibly high standards. Pressured into taking a vacation in Savannah, he's alone and at loose ends, so he lets himself do something he never would have considered otherwise. He gives in to his attraction to a beautiful, free-spirited, and much-too-young woman. But, after the week is over, he'll once more be the man he's always been, left with nothing but the memory of a woman who made him happier than he's ever been.


He has no idea that when he visits his nephew in a charming bed and breakfast called Eden Manor, he'll find the woman he thought he'd left for good.



Excerpt from Christmas at Eden Manor:


When they’d finished the last of the wine and the mousse had been licked clean, Brie put down her spoon and collapsed back in her chair. “Wow. That was probably the best dinner—the best meal—I’ve ever had.”


Cyrus smiled at her, almost fondly. “Good. I’ll tell Gordon you appreciated it.”


Who decided on the menu and… ambience?”


He arched his eyebrows in amused irony. “It was Gordon. He was very pleased about this dinner, and he might have gone a bit too far in setting the mood.”


Intrigued, Brie felt a little less boneless, so she managed to lean forward, resting her head on one hand. “Really? Does he do a lot of matchmaking for you?”


He never has before,” Cyrus said with a half shrug. “I was as surprised as you were.”


Were you really? You acted totally suave, like you have romantic dinners like this all the time.”


I doubt you’d believe me if I told you how long it’s been since I’ve had a romantic meal of any kind.”


A surge of curiosity banished a lot of her decadent languor. “How long?” she demanded.


Cyrus’s mouth twisted into what might have been a sheepish smile. “I don’t think I’m going to tell you.”


But I want to know.”


His eyes transformed as he gazed at her. The shift was almost imperceptible, but Brie felt a shudder shape itself in the base of her spine in response to his expression. “Do you always get what you want?” Cyrus continued, his voice throaty, the texture making her shudder even more.


No,” she admitted. “Almost never.”


There’s something wrong with a world where such a thing is true.”


It took her a minute to unravel this comment, but when she did she was moved even more. The man didn’t even seem to be trying, but he had the knack for always saying the right thing, for being kind and romantic and civilized, all at exactly the same time.


She’d never believed it was possible before.


She knew she was treading in dangerous waters here. She was on the verge of being swept away by him completely. She wanted to enjoy herself with him this week, but she didn’t want to do something so foolish it would leave her hurt and lonely next week.


She didn’t know this man. Not really. So she could feel a resistance rising inside her, at the same time as the deep attraction.


She needed to change the mood between them. Quickly.


Let’s walk some more,” she suggested lightly. “I could use it after such a meal.”


He stood up and took her hand to help her out of her seat. Then he didn’t let her hand go as they strolled through the gardens again.


She soon realized her suggestion might have been a mistake. The rich scent of the air, the soft moonlight, and the feel of Cyrus’s warm hand quickly went to her head. She felt unsteady, overly warm, and so fluttery she couldn’t take a deep breath.


God, Cyrus!” she gasped, as an ache of need pulsed through her before she was ready to handle it.


Cyrus had appeared calm, leisurely, at his ease. But he’d evidently been fighting feelings of his own. Her breathless cry seemed to snap his control. He used his clasp on her hand to pivot her around and then slid his free arm around her, pressing her against the length of his body.


His warm, lean strength was exactly what Brie wanted to feel. She freed her hand from his and instinctively twined her arms around his neck. With his hand now free, he used it to cup the back of her head.


You’re so beautiful, Brie,” he murmured thickly. “So beautiful and… and glowing with life.” His eyes like flames, almost fierce in the moonlight, he leaned his head down to claim her lips.



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About Noelle Adams:


Noelle handwrote her first romance novel in a spiral-bound notebook when she was twelve, and she hasn’t stopped writing since. She has lived in eight different states and currently resides in Virginia, where she reads any book she can get her hands on and offers tribute to a very spoiled cocker spaniel.

She loves travel, art, history, and ice cream. After spending far too many years of her life in graduate school, she has decided to reorient her priorities and focus on writing contemporary romances.

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