terça-feira, 21 de fevereiro de 2017

Release Day Blitz: Blacksmith by Jenika Snow






Steel isn’t the only thing that’s hard.

Maddie

Deacon was older than me, but I wanted him regardless. He had this raw edge to him, this primal aura surrounding him that made me feel wholly feminine. He was the epitome of a man…a real man. Even his profession was masculine: a blacksmith. I had no doubt he knew how to work his hands over a woman, how to use them to make her feel the soft and hard sides of him.

What I wanted was for him to be my first…my only.

 

Deacon

She thought I didn’t see her watching me, that I didn’t know she wanted me.

I knew, and I wanted her with a fierceness that rivaled anything else.

What Maddie didn’t know was I’d already claimed her. There was no other woman for me but her. I was a possessive bastard, territorial when it came to her. The time had finally come to make her mine. I’d show her how primal I really was, how rough I liked it, how much I wanted to make her scream my name. I’d show her how a man took care of his woman in all the ways that counted.

She’d be mine. Only mine.



Warning: You like your heroes with a touch of caveman? Look no further because Deacon has it going on. He’s all man, and then some. Hold on tight because this story packs a punch, being unbelievable in the best of ways and having instal-everything.

Maddie

I had a death grip on my bag, my palms hurting from how strongly I was holding on to the damn strap. But God, I didn’t care. The sight before me had everything else dimming in comparison.

Deacon McKnight.

The only reason I knew his name was because I was nosy as hell, asking about him, my fascination like an obsession. We’d never spoken, and to my knowledge he’d never even noticed me.

But I sure as hell have noticed him.

If ever there was a person who could be the poster boy for what a real man looked like, Deacon would be front and center.

The bay doors to his shop were open, and although it wasn’t hot out, I could see sweat covering his hard, muscular form. I swallowed. If anyone were to see me gawking at Deacon, they’d think I had some issues. I didn’t give one shit. Walking by his shop every day on my way to the community college I attended was the highlight of my damn day. The only downside was when I finally pulled myself away from the perfect male specimen that he was, I was breathless, wet, needy, and wishing I had someone to relieve the pent-up arousal that burned in me.

I want Deacon to be that someone. I want him to show me with those big, strong hands, the ones stained from his work, exactly how he likes it.

And I bet he liked it rough, bet he could really dominate and control a situation, have a woman begging for more.

I might be a virgin, might not be experienced in anything more than a hand job and some oral, but God, I wanted to learn a hell of a lot from Deacon. I wanted him to show me how a real man handled a woman.

And no doubt he could.

Jenika Snow is a USA Today Bestselling Author that lives in the northwest with her husband and their two daughters. Before she started writing full-time she worked as a nurse.

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (145)

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Podemos encontrar esta rubrica no blogue Book Date e, no fundo, consiste num apanhado semanal, não só do que estou a ler e do que li na semana que passou, mas também do que publiquei no blogue nessa semana. É possível também que destaque artigos, sempre que algum me chame a atenção.

Esta semana termineiA Tábua de Flandres de Arturo Pérez-Reverte e li Royal Stripper de Sienna Valentine e One Night with an Earl de Jennifer Haymore. Agora vou começar The Scoundrel's Seduction também de Jennifer Haymore.


E estes foram os posts da semana:

sábado, 18 de fevereiro de 2017

Novidades (50)


Já vem a meio do mês, mas estas são as novidades internacionais de Fevereiro que me despertaram a atenção:


When You Open Your Eyes
Robin Covington
Burning Up the Sheets, LLC.
88 pp.
Publicado a 1 de Fevereiro


War tore Gabe and Ellie apart, shattering their dreams of a future. Three years later, Gabe has almost given up any hope that she will come back to him when Ellie returns just before the holidays. He wants nothing more for the damaged, stubborn woman he loves to stay with him forever but Ellie is ready to run as soon as the gifts are opened. Chased by her nightmares, Gabe’s only hope of keeping Ellie is to convince her that he’ll be there when she opens her eyes.

*Previously published in an anthology*

Li esta novela em 2015, na antologia onde foi inicialmente publicada. Agora é, finalmente, publicada sozinha.


The Burning World
Warm Bodies #2
Isaac Marion
Atria
512 pp.
Publicado a 2 de Fevereiro

R is recovering from death.


He’s learning how to breathe, how to speak, how to be human, one clumsy step at a time. He doesn’t remember his old life and he doesn’t want to. He’s building a new one with Julie.

But his old life remembers him. The plague has another host far more dangerous than the Dead. It’s coming to return the world to the good old days of stability and control and the strong eating the weak, and stopping it will require a frightening journey into the surreal wastelands of America—and the shadowy basement of R’s mind.

Finalmente a continuação de Warm Bodies! Acho que foi a única obra de Zombies de que gostei. Quero muito ler a sequela...


The Rakehell's Seduction
Seduction #2
Lauren Smith
195 pp.
Publicado a 6 de Fevereiro

HE’S MADE A DANGEROUS WAGER


Ambrose Worthing is no gentleman. He’s a proud cold-hearted rake who’s determined to stay a bachelor forever. He enjoys bedding a different woman every night without the risk of falling in love. When he hears about a wager over the seduction and ruination of the daughter of his father’s best friend, he knows he must intervene. Committing himself to the bet, he agrees to seduce Lady Alexandra Rockford—for her own good. He never expected the lady in question to be a beautiful, fiery creature who has passions of her own that call to his guarded heart.

SHE’S VOWED NEVER TO FALL IN LOVE AGAIN

Alexandra Rockford has sworn off men, her heart still broken from the false promises of a childhood sweetheart who left her to marry an heiress. When she stumbles into Ambrose outside of a country ball, she knows the rake his trouble. His smile, his touch, his forbidden kiss are all too tempting but being with him would ruin her. Determined to enjoy herself without falling in love, Alex can’t help but let her defenses down with the too charming rake. But when she discovers Ambrose is seducing her to win a bet, it will take everything Ambrose has to prove to her that he is worthy to love her.

Descobri esta autora no ano passado e agora quero ler todos os seus livros!


Someone to Hold
Westcott #2
Mary Balogh
Jove Books
400 pp.
Publicado a 7 de Fevereiro


Humphrey Wescott, Earl of Riverdale, has died, leaving behind a fortune and a scandalous secret that will forever alter the lives of his family—sending one daughter on a journey of self-discovery...

With her parents’ marriage declared bigamous, Camille Westcott is now illegitimate and without a title. Looking to eschew the trappings of her old life, she leaves London to teach at the Bath orphanage where her newly discovered half-sister lived. But even as she settles in, she must sit for a portrait commissioned by her grandmother and endure an artist who riles her every nerve.

An art teacher at the orphanage that was once his home, Joel Cunningham has been hired to paint the portrait of the haughty new teacher. But as Camille poses for Joel, their mutual contempt soon turns to desire. And it is only the bond between them that will allow them to weather the rough storm that lies ahead...

Outra série que espero ver publicada por cá...


Crossing Hearts
Cross Creek #1
Kimberly Kincaid
Montlake Romance
342 pp.
Publicado a 7 de Fevereiro


Hunter Cross has no regrets. Having left his football prospects behind the day he graduated high school, he’s happy to carry out his legacy on his family’s farm in the foothills of the Shenandoah. But when a shoulder injury puts him face-to-face with the high school sweetheart who abandoned town—and him—twelve years ago, Hunter’s simple life gets a lot more complicated.

Emerson Montgomery has secrets. Refusing to divulge why she left her job as a hotshot physical therapist for a pro football team, she struggles to readjust to life in the hometown she left behind. The more time she spends with Hunter, the more Emerson finds herself wanting to trust him with the diagnosis of MS that has turned her world upside down.

But revealing secrets comes with a price. Can Hunter and Emerson rekindle their past love? Or will the realities of the present—and the trust that goes with them—burn that bridge for good?

Li um conto da autora este Natal e fiquei curiosa para ler mais...


The Orphan's Tale
Pam Jenoff
Mira
368 pp.
Publicado a 21 de Fevereiro

A powerful novel of friendship set in a traveling circus during World War II, The Orphan's Tale introduces two extraordinary women and their harrowing stories of sacrifice and survival.

Sixteen-year-old Noa has been cast out in disgrace after becoming pregnant by a Nazi soldier and being forced to give up her baby. She lives above a small rail station, which she cleans in order to earn her keep… When Noa discovers a boxcar containing dozens of Jewish infants bound for a concentration camp, she is reminded of the child that was taken from her. And in a moment that will change the course of her life, she snatches one of the babies and flees into the snowy night. 

Noa finds refuge with a German circus, but she must learn the flying trapeze act so she can blend in undetected, spurning the resentment of the lead aerialist, Astrid. At first rivals, Noa and Astrid soon forge a powerful bond. But as the facade that protects them proves increasingly tenuous, Noa and Astrid must decide whether their friendship is enough to save one another—or if the secrets that burn between them will destroy everything.

Já li um livro desta autora e já tenho este para ler.


Devil in Spring
The Ravenels #3
Lisa Kleypas
Avon
384 pp.
Publicado a 21 de Fevereiro


An eccentric wallflower…

Most debutantes dream of finding a husband. Lady Pandora Ravenel has different plans. The ambitious young beauty would much rather stay at home and plot out her new board game business than take part in the London Season. But one night at a glittering society ball, she’s ensnared in a scandal with a wickedly handsome stranger.

A cynical rake…

After years of evading marital traps with ease, Gabriel, Lord St. Vincent, has finally been caught-by a rebellious girl who couldn’t be less suitable. In fact, she wants nothing to do with him. But Gabriel finds the high-spirited Pandora irresistible. He’ll do whatever it takes to possess her, even if their marriage of convenience turns out to be the devil’s own bargain.

A perilous plot…

After succumbing to Gabriel’s skilled and sensuous persuasion, Pandora agrees to become his bride. But soon she discovers that her entrepreneurial endeavors have accidentally involved her in a dangerous conspiracy-and only her husband can keep her safe. As Gabriel protects her from their unknown adversaries, they realize their devil’s bargain may just turn out to be a match made in heaven...

Vamos esperar que esta série seja publicada por cá...


In The Name of the Family
Sarah Dunant
Hachette Australia
480 pp.
Publicado a 28 de Fevereiro


1502 and Renaissance Italy is in turmoil. Backed by the money and wily power of his aging father Pope Alexander VI, Cesare Borgia is soaring like a military comet, carving out a state for the Borgia dynasty. From Florence, a young diplomat, one Niccolo Machiavelli, is sent to shadow him to keep track of the danger. While many tremble in the presence of this brilliant unscrupulous man, Machiavelli is entranced and the relationship he forges with Cesare allows him - and us - to witness history in the making.

Meanwhile, the Pope's beloved daughter Lucrezia is on her way to a third dynastic marriage in the state of Ferrara, where if she is to survive she must fast produce an heir for the rival Este family. Cesare holds his sister dear, but striving always for conquest rather than conciliation, he pays little mind to her precarious position. As the Borgia enemies gather, in Rome, the pope grows older and ever more cantankerous.

Drawing us in with her dynamic prose and intimate knowledge of one of the most fascinating periods in Italian history, Sarah Dunant dramatises the rise of one of history's most fascinating characters, Niccolo Machiavelli, during the formative years of his life. In the Name of the Family breathes new life into the daring and corruption of a family that history will never forget. This is a moment from which no one will emerge unscathed.

Ainda só li um livro desta autora, mas adorei.


Puppy Love
Redwood Ridge #1
Kelly Moran 
Kensington Publishing Corporation
Publicado a 28 de Fevereiro

After a passionless marriage under the scrutiny of high society, Avery Stowe is taking back her life. All she wants is a little privacy and a quiet place to raise her autistic daughter, Hailey. Redwood Ridge, Oregon, seems to offer all the right ingredients. Except for the problem of the local sexy veterinarian. The last thing she needs in her life is to fall for his irresistible allure, even if he is a nice guy who keeps doing her favors. But the well-meaning patrons of her new hometown have other ideas, and it appears playing Cupid is one of them.

Cade O’Grady has never met a woman he couldn't handle, but when Avery Stowe walks into his office late one night cradling an injured puppy, he’s struck stupid. Which might explain her total lack of interest in him. But now that she’s working for his family’s clinic, he doesn't have to lust from a distance. He might just have a chance at convincing Avery—and her too-guarded heart—that falling for the right man isn't a mistake . . .

Mais uma nova série...

sexta-feira, 17 de fevereiro de 2017

João Morgado regressa à Leya com o romance DIÁRIO DOS INFIÉIS

Depois de edições esgotadas e da sua adaptação ao teatro, o romance "DIÁRIO DOS INFIÉISde João Morgado, regressa às livrarias numa nova edição da Casa da Letras (Leya). 

Trata-se de uma obra sobre homens e mulheres, casamento e infidelidade, desejo e amor. Um diário de emoções íntimas onde oito personagens, quatro casais, falam na primeira pessoa do que sentem dentro de si e em relação aos outros. Concluem que, cada um à sua maneira, todos foram infiéis: por atos, pensamentos ou omissões. Um pecado que lhes valeu o castigo de não serem felizes para sempre.

Também disponível o romance “DIÁRIO DOS IMPERFEITOS”, que narra uma viagem à intimidade das pessoas. Vítima de um acidente, a Gaivota é uma mulher que precisa de redescobrir todas as emoções sequestradas dentro de si. Ao mesmo tempo, reaprende a conhecer o seu corpo – uma aventura refreada pela moral, pela sombra do pecado e pelo medo que pode levar à própria insanidade. Uma luta interior entre o bem e o mal, que leva a uma inevitável conclusão: todas as pessoas são imperfeitas!

João Morgado (n.1965, Covilhã). Poeta e romancista, trabalhou como jornalista e é actualmente consultor de comunicação nos meios políticos e empresariais. Escreve ainda crónicas, contos e poesia, e publicou recentemente alguns romances históricos. As suas obras já foram distinguidas com os seguintes prémios: Prémio Literário António Serrano 2016, Prémio Nacional de Literatura LIONS 2015, Prémio de Poesia Manuel Neto dos Santos 2015, Prémio Literário Fundação Dr. Luís Rainha / Correntes d’Escritas 2015, Prémio Literário Alçada Baptista 2014, Prémio Literário Vergílio Ferreira 2012.



DIÁRIO DOS INFIÉIS 176 páginas - 18,50€
Quatro casais, oito personagens e a pergunta que nos assalta quando percebemos o fim: ainda me amas? Não sabem o que os faria felizes, nem se lembram do dia em que sentiram o peso da solidão, em que se amaram ou se desejaram. Hoje, não se reconhecem, não têm coragem para mudar de vida, para assumir o fim e procurar noutro amor o caminho de volta para o compromisso maior: ser feliz. Com vidas entrelaçadas, cada um descreve no diário a sua viagem pelo mundo do sexo, do desejo, do pudor, do egoísmo, do amor-próprio, do envelhecimento, do sonho, da morte… Enfim, a matéria-prima da qual é feita a existência de gente vulgar. «Sobre nós ninguém escreverá um romance», diz uma das personagens. Talvez desconhecendo que todos os dias a vida nos ensina o contrário.

Release Day Blitz: Don't Think Twice by Nikky Kaye






WILL
Cassie is more than a friend with benefits, and I love helping her overcome her shyness in the bedroom. Now our teaching assistant has his eye on her too and all my primitive instincts are taking over. Maybe I'm being a bit possessive, but what have I got to lose?

CASSIE
I told Will that once should be enough, but he's determined to make me scream over and over again... I feel truly sexy for the first time in my life, but with a new wager on the line I'd better think twice before falling for my best friend.

This 35,000-word sequel to the hot new adult romance novella ONCE SHOULD BE ENOUGH can be read as a standalone--but you might want to sit down (on a towel). If you like your romance swift, sharp and sizzling, then DON'T THINK TWICE!

“Good job, everyone,” praised Rodney. “Now we’re ready to cool down. Lie down on your mat in corpse pose for Savasana.”
“That won’t be hard,” I muttered.
Cassie chuckled beside me. I flopped onto my back, my arms and legs akimbo. My heart rate slowed with Rodney’s low, musical recommendations to press my spine into the floor and breathe through my eyelids.
Every part of my body felt exhausted but energized at the same time, but he must have been trained in some kind of yoga hypnosis thing, because when I came back to myself, the room was empty and Cassie sat watching me, hugging her knees to her chest.
“You fell asleep.”
“Holy shit.” Really?
“Namaste.” With her palms pressed together at her sternum, she bobbed her chin down and giggled.  Little tendrils of damp hair curled around her pink face, the messy dark knot flagging on top of her head. She hadn’t changed yet, her bare arms now wrapped around her bare legs like an unadorned Cassie pretzel—with salt.
“Okay, you win. Yoga is hard,” I admitted.
“Told ya.” As she unfolded herself to kneel on the mat on her hands and knees, I hardened, too.
“You were right, I was wrong.”
She grinned. “It’s just stretching, right?” She rolled her back like an inchworm, arching and curving sinuously, back and forth. I wanted nothing more than to string up a hammock in the small of her back and spend a summer there.
“Ooof!” She straddled me, catching me by surprise.
She landed right over my waist, the damp vee between her legs pressed into the sliver of skin between where my shirt had ridden up and my sweats hung on my hips. Fucking hell, I could feel how hot and wet she was. Her sweat mixed with her unique, musky scent, and it went straight to my cock like some kind of olfactory Viagra. Damn pheromones.
“Where’d everybody go?” I asked, my hands reflexively going to her hips as she shimmied on top of me.
“Last class in here for the night.” She shivered a little as my thumbs traced along the dent of her hips. “We’re all—oh, I love your hands—alone.”
“Do you remember what happened last time we showered together?”
She bit her lower lip and nodded shyly. My dick was rock hard and aching for her. I fought the urge to pull her down on me hard and grind against her, instead forcing my hands down onto the mat.
I wanted her. I wanted to kiss her until she was breathless. I wanted to see just how strong and flexible yoga had made her. I wanted to find out if her nipples tasted salty from sweat and if her clit had plumped up from those tight little shorts. I wanted to fuck her right into corpse pose.
But I wanted her to make the first move. I knew I’d come on too strong before but as sexy as her self-discovery was, I was just the guide, not the explorer. Fuck, I was happy to be that. I would program the GPS and provide a back-up map and guidebook. I’d even hold up a fucking sign like a dorky walking tour group leader in Europe, but she had to decide which sights to see.
“Will?” She leaned over, her hands pressed against the floor on either side of my head. Heat radiated from her skin, shimmering toward me like a desert oasis.
“Yeah?”
“Wanna get naked with me again?”
Nikky Kaye is almost my real name. I’m a former Film professor who likes more than her movies to be black and white. Sadly, the world doesn’t work that way. I have worked with movie stars, Ivy League brainiacs, and the United Nations—all of which means that I’m familiar with ass-kissing, power struggles, greed and faking it. In my spare time I parent 5 year-old twin boys, serve on the board of an independent cinema, and run a medical consulting company.


Blog Tour: Hunter by A.E. Fisher


Mallory

I spent years running from my past. Then, when my past comes knocking in the form of dark, delicious sin, I find myself caught up in a man I shouldn’t. My son's uncle. A dangerous biker. Not to mention, an overbearing Alpha male.

Hunter is everything I need to escape from, yet I find myself wanting to stay. I know I shouldn't let myself or my son care for him, but I can't help wondering if maybe he's the one who can finally save me from my past.


Hunter

The plan was simple. Find my nephew, bring him home, and raise him in the Black Angels like my brother would have wanted. But things never go as planned, like my nephew’s mother. My brother’s one-night stand.

Mallory is spicy and sweet; one second she is mouthing off to me, and the next, she is moaning my name. The longer I’m with her, the harder she is to ignore. But she is hiding something while desperate to escape me, though I have her in my grasp. I will find out what she is hiding, and when I do, she will have nowhere left to run.




Writing books had been a big part of my life for many years; whether it was writing in secret notebooks during class, writing amateur novels or posting stories online, I surrounded myself with it.

Of course, it has its up and downs, but I've never once thought that writing wasn't for me.

Because of that, I can share the worlds I discover in my head with the outside world, and although that might sound crazy to some, it's fine by me. So long as I can do what I love, I'm happy.

And every person who's happy as a result of my writing is a bonus for which, I'm forever grateful for.