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Blog Tour Review | DIRTY THOUGHTS by Megan Erickson

BLURB Some things are sexier the second time around. Cal Payton has gruff and grumbly down to an art…all the better for keeping people away. And it usually works. Until Jenna Macmillan—his biggest mistake—walks into Payton and Sons mechanic shop all grown up, looking like sunshine, and inspiring more than a few dirty thoughts. Jenna was sure she was long over the boy she’d once loved with reckless abandon, but one look at the steel-eyed Cal Payton has her falling apart all over again. Ten years may have passed, but the pull is stronger than ever…and this Cal is all man. Cal may have no intention of letting Jenna in, but she’s always been his light, and it’s getting harder to stay all alone in the dark. When a surprise from the past changes everything, Cal and Jenna must decide if their connection should be left alone, or if it’s…

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Spotlight, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway: Safe At Last (Slow Burn Series, Book #3) by Maya Banks

SAFE AT LAST: A SLOW BURN NOVEL, BOOK #3 They say young love doesn’t last, but a girl from the wrong side of the tracks with unique abilities and the hometown golden boy were determined to defy the odds. For Zack Covington, Anna-Grace—his “Gracie”—was the one. But one night forever altered the course of their future; when a devastated Gracie disappeared without a trace, Zack was left to agonize over what happened to the girl he loved. As the years passed, his desperate efforts to find her uncovered nothing. Now working for Devereaux Security, he stumbles across a painting featuring a special place only he and Gracie would know. The image is too perfectly rendered for it to be coincidence. His Gracie must be alive. When he comes face to face with her, he is shocked—and heartbroken—to discover the wounded shell of the girl he once knew and still loves….

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RELEASE DAY SPOTLIGHT & EXCERPT: Hard To Let Go (Hard Ink #4) by Laura Kaye (@laurakayeauthor , @avonbooks)

Five dishonored soldiers. Former Special Forces. One last mission. These are the men of Hard Ink. Beckett Murda hates to dwell on the past. But his investigation into the ambush that killed half his Special Forces team and ended his Army career gives him little choice. Just when his team learns how powerful their enemies are, hard-ass Beckett encounters his biggest complication yet–a seductive, feisty Katherine Rixey. A tough, stubborn prosecutor, Kat visits her brothers’ Hard Ink Tattoo shop following a bad break-up–and finds herself staring down the barrel of a stranger’s gun. Beckett is hard-bodied and sexy as hell, but he’s also the most infuriating man ever. Worse, Kat’s brothers are at war with the criminals her office is investigating. When Kat joins the fight, she lands straight in Beckett’s sights . . . and in his arms. Not to mention their enemies’ crosshairs. Now Beckett and Kat must…

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EXIT STRATEGY by Lena Diaz: Review & Giveaway

Exit Strategy by Lena Diaz Series: EXIT Inc. #1 Published by Avon Books on June 30th, 2015 Genres: Romantic Suspense Pages: 384 Source: Publisher Format: eARC Goodreads Buy on Amazon~Barnes & Noble~Kobo I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Lena Diaz launches her thrilling new series featuring the undercover vigilantes of EXIT Inc. with a skilled operative putting his life—and his heart—on the line for a woman in trouble… When Sabrina Hightower awakens to the sound of an intruder, she figures he’s there to rob her, murder her— or worse. She doesn’t expect to be carried off by a muscle-bound stud with male-model good looks… or that he came to rescue her. Mason Hunt became an enforcer with EXIT Inc. to eliminate the bad guys—terrorists, militia groups, all…

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Excerpt & Giveaway: Put Up Your Duke by Megan Frampton

Put up Your DukeDukes Behaving Badly #2 By: Megan Frampton Releasing June 30, 2015 Avon Blurb He was once happily bedding and boxing, but in the newest DUKES BEHAVING BADLY novel, Nicholas Smithfield has inherited a title and a bride… To keep his estate afloat, the new Duke of Gage must honor an agreement to marry Lady Isabella. Stunningly beautiful, utterly tempting, she’s also a bag of wedding night nerves, so Nicholas decides to wait to do his duty-even if it means heading to the boxing saloon every day to punch away his frustration. Groomed her whole life to become the perfect duchess Isabella longs for independence, a dream that is gone forever. As her husband, Nicholas can do whatever he likes-but, to Isabella’s surprise the notorious rake instead begins a gentle seduction that is melting every inch of her reserve, night by night… To his utter shock, Nicholas’s discovers…

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Books Ahoy!: Lena Diaz + Giveaway

Books Ahoy! is a feature inspired by Entertainment Weekly‘s “Books of My Life” column. I wanted to go beyond the interview and ask authors (and even readers) about their favorite books. Reading is a personal, but shared experience and what a great way to know someone by asking them about the books that shaped their life. No author or reader was forced to walk the plank. I’m excited to welcome Lena Diaz to Lit, etc.! Exit Strategy is now available and it’s the first book in the Exit Inc. series. I’m a little halfway through it and I’m really enjoying it! Lena was kind enough to agree to a Q&A and I hope you enjoy getting to know her better. Plus, I’m giving you the chance to win a copy of Exit Strategy! Q. Your favorite childhood book?The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Everything in this story was magical….

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To Tempt a SEAL by Sara Jane Stone

    Blurb For the first time in her life, social worker Lucia Lewis is ready to live. And the masquerade ball in Las Vegas is just the place to find a ridiculously hot guy to complete her wicked to-do list. The only rule? Her elegant Venetian mask—which conceals the scars that have always held her back from the life she deserves—stays on. Navy SEAL Cade Daniels heads to Vegas on a mission to keep his best friend’s little sister out of trouble. Except the woman he’s sent to find is all heat and flame…and perfectly capable of handling herself. And him. But the moment Lucia’s mask slips, the need to heal her, body and soul, is complete and absolute temptation. But revealing himself could cost him the one thing he isn’t willing to risk…his heart.  Link to Follow Tour:  http://www.tastybooktours.com/2015/05/to-tempt-seal-sin-city-seals-1-by-sara.html Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25500208-to-tempt-a-seal?from_search=true&search_version=service Goodreads Series Link: https://www.goodreads.com/series/153639-sin-city-seals   My…

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Release Week Blitz: Hard To Let Go by Laura Kaye + Excerpt & Giveaway!

Five dishonored soldiers. Former Special Forces. One last mission. These are the men of Hard Ink. Beckett Murda hates to dwell on the past. But his investigation into the ambush that killed half his Special Forces team and ended his Army career gives him little choice. Just when his team learns how powerful their enemies are, hard-ass Beckett encounters the biggest complication yet—seductive, feisty Katherine Rixey. A tough, stubborn prosecutor, Kat visits her brothers’ Hard Ink Tattoo following a bad break-up—and finds herself staring down the barrel of a stranger’s gun. Beckett is hard-bodied and sexy as hell, but he’s also the most infuriating man ever. Worse, Kat’s brothers are at war with criminals her office is investigating. When Kat joins the fight, she lands straight in Beckett’s sights—and his arms. Not to mention their enemies’ crosshairs. Now Beckett and Kat must set aside their differences to work together, because…

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Release Day Review | HARD TO LET GO (Hard Ink #4) by Laura Kaye

BLURB Beckett Murda hates to dwell on the past. But his investigation into the ambush that killed half his Special Forces team and ended his Army career gives him little choice. Just when his team learns how powerful their enemies are, hard-ass Beckett encounters his biggest complication yet—a seductive, feisty Katherine Rixey. A tough, stubborn prosecutor, Kat visits her brothers’ Hard Ink Tattoo shop following a bad break-up—and finds herself staring down the barrel of a stranger’s gun. Beckett is hard-bodied and sexy as hell, but he’s also the most infuriating man ever. Worse, Kat’s brothers are at war with the criminals her office is investigating. When Kat joins the fight, she lands straight in Beckett’s sights . . . and in his arms. Not to mention their enemies’ crosshairs. Now Beckett and Kat must set aside their differences to work together, because the only thing sweeter than justice is…

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