Monday, 9 February 2015

Now Live: Sidney Halston Below the Belt (Worth the Fight #3) @SidneyHalston

Sidney Halston
Below the Belt (Worth the Fight #3)
Release Date: February 10th, 2015


Once one of the most sought-after names on the mixed martial arts circuit, Antonio “Scarface” Marino watched his career go down for the count as he chased skirts and made tabloid headlines. Now he’s finally making a comeback, and it’s all thanks to Francesca Silva, a Brazilian bombshell as tough as any of her fighters. But who’s the real Francesca: the trash-talking trainer who rides him hard, or the vulnerable woman who blushes at his touch?

Francesca went to the mat to sign Tony because she believes he still has the potential to bring big success to her gym—if she can keep his head in the cage and out of her personal life. After a short-lived marriage soured her on love, a one-night stand is all she can handle. Now Tony’s kisses are stirring up complicated feelings—especially when he agrees to face her ex in the ring. Francesca’s used to freezing guys out. But Tony’s tempting her to give in to the heat.


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Review by Emma Mistress of All Dark & Twisted

Below the Belt is book #3 in Sidney Halston's Worth the Fall MMA series and my first book by her and certainly won't be my last. It's a passionate and turbulent romance following MMA fighter Antonio 'Scarface' Marino and his trainer/boss Francesca Silva.

Tony is 34, Cuban and oozes hotness, charm and fun. He is now more renowned for his out of cage antics than inside and this is affecting his performance, after one incident too many he is dropped by many sponsors and his last chance is training in Florida before he looses everything.

The woman risking much in Tony is Francesca 28, Brazilian and a feisty red head. She's taken on her father's gym Worth the Fall and unbeknown to many she's an ex fighter. She hides behind her cold demeanour, power suits and firm words to keep from being hurt by anyone ever again even though she longs to be that carefree tomboy she used to be again, she vows never to let her defended down again. She takes a risk bringing Tony to her gym, but hopes his natural talent will bring much needed funds and interest to the gym. She is attracted to Tony, but has no interest in relationships.

Tony wants France's, he never hides his desires from her and their chemistry hits boiling point at a wedding but Frances wants nothing more than a one night stand but Tony, the notorious playboy, wants more....he's seen the real Francesca and will fight her every step of the way to get her to see the real her should never be kept hidden away.

What follows is a wild ride of bitter words, jealous tempers and page burning passion. When a blast from Francesca's past turns up and is involved in both Francesca's and Tony's professional and personal lives will it mark the return of both their hidden demons and old habits? Can Tony be the man than she needs to give her the strength to be her true self and does Francesca trust Tony enough to be worth the risk of falling in love with?

This is a romance with spark, humour and a great set of added characters. Fast paced, addictive reading and likeable characters and I can't wait for the next book in this series.

** I received and reviewed on behalf of netgallery **

About Author

USA Today bestselling author, Sidney Halston lives her life with one simple rule: “Just Do It” Nike, and that’s exactly what she did. After working hard as an attorney, Sidney picked up a pen for the first time at thirty years old to begin her dream of writing. Having never written anything other than very exciting legal briefs, she found an outlet for her imaginative romantic side and wrote Seeing Red, among four other novels currently in the works, including the sequel to Seeing Red. That first pen stroke sealed the deal and she fell in love with writing.

Sidney lives in South Florida with her husband and children. She loves her family above all else, and reading follows a close second. When she’s not writing you can find her reading and reading and reading… She’s a reader first and a writer second. 

When she’s not writing or reading her life is complete and utter chaos trying to balance family life with work, and writing (and reading). But she wouldn’t have it any other way.

About the Worth The Fight Series

Against the Cage (Worth the Fight #1)

For Chrissy Martin, returning to her Florida hometown always seems to bring bad luck. The day starts with a breakup text, followed by a jailhouse phone call from her troublemaker brother. Now a routine traffic stop has ended with her accidentally punching an officer . . . in a delicate place. Then Chrissy realizes that the hot cop on the receiving end of her right hook is none other than the man from her teenage fantasies.

Jack Daniels knows how to take a hit. After all, when he’s not chasing reckless drivers, he’s kicking ass in a mixed martial arts ring. So what takes his breath away isn’t the low blow, but the woman who dealt it: a gorgeous knockout with legs Jack wouldn’t mind being pinned under—who just so happens to be his best friend’s nerdy little sister, all grown up. Soon their instant chemistry leads to a sizzling affair, but Jack and Chrissy are fighting an uphill battle if they want to make love last beyond the final bell.


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Full Contact (Worth the Fight #2)

How could she have been so stupid? When Jessica Cross decides to give her violently jealous boyfriend—the otherwise influential and charming Dennis Stavros—a second chance, she very nearly becomes a statistic. After weeks of healing from a broken rib and collapsed lung, and with Dennis behind bars, Jessica finally feels ready to come out of hiding. But will she ever be able to take a chance on love again with someone new?
Mixed martial arts fighter Slade Martin knows he has a bad reputation. Hell, he's probably earned it. So it won’t be easy to convince beautiful, vulnerable Jessica that she can trust him—that from the moment she walked into his life, she’s been the only one he’s wanted. Powerful and confident, Slade knows he can honor his vow to protect Jessica body and soul. Winning her heart will be another matter . . . but a woman like Jessica is worth the fight.


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Release Day Blitz for Interference by Dakota Madison @givemebooksblog @karenmbryson

Title: Interference
Author: Dakota Madison
 Release Date: February 9, 2015


USA TODAY Bestselling Author Dakota Madison returns with another spicy sports romance. This story set in the world of college basketball.

Neuroscience student SEDONA MILLER is perfectly imperfect. She’s slightly nerdy and slightly eccentric, but completely brilliant.

When an unfortunate accident leaves SEDONA with an injured arm and she’s fired from her part-time job shelving books at the university library she has to find a new gig fast.

The only job available mid-semester is working as a tutor for the athletic academic center. And the notorious bad boy of the university’s basketball team, JESSE WALKER, is the one and only guy on the new tutor’s roster.

But when SEDONA discovers a secret that could ruin the school’s winning basketball team doing the right thing could mean destroying the only guy she’s ever loved.

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DAKOTA MADISON is a USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR. She has been writing since she learned to read and fell in love with books. When she's not at her computer creating spicy new romances, Dakota is traveling to exotic locales or spending time with her husband and their bloodhounds. Dakota also writes under the pen names Savannah Young, Sierra Avalon and Ren Monterrey.

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Cover Reveal for Swirl by M.L. Spann. @givemebooksblog @authormlspann @SwoonRomance

Title: Swirl
Author: M.L. Spann
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Cover Design: Swoon Romance
 Release Date: March 17, 2015


He needs her help.

She wants his heart.

Both will get more than they bargained for.

SWIRL is a steamy New Adult story about a girl in love with a guy who's off limits at a time in her life where things are very much outside of her control.  

After a handsome jerk publicly humiliates her because of her weight, 24-year-old Brianna “Bri” Davis hits an all-time low. With no career, no place to live, and no self-confidence to speak of, Bri has reached rock bottom.

The only stable thing in her crumbling life is the Drip Drop Coffee Shop, where she drowns her sorrows in danishes and mugs of delicious coffee, served by an equally delicious barista.

28-year-old Jayce offers Bri a job, but it comes with strings attached: Bri must help him recapture the heart of his ex-girlfriend. She will remake him into a most irresistible specimen so that his ex has no choice but to take him back.

Excited to finally have an income, Bri jumps at the opportunity, especially if working next to Jayce all day is part of the deal. Who cares if the man she's been pining away for has the hots for someone else?

And the ex he's trying to win back? She's more interested in what he can buy her than a real relationship. Why can't Jayce see there's a more deserving woman right in front of him? 

Bri can't take any more disappointment. So, going after Jayce is probably a bad idea. But then everything changes, and soon, the steam in Jayce's lingering stare is hotter than the coffee they swirl.

Author Bio

Megan Spann also known as M. L. Spann is an eclectic blend of sex, sarcasm, and a dash of darkness. Her love of books blossomed at an early age and it has developed into a passion for writing as well. She also writes darker fiction under the pen name M. T. Harrte.
She’s definitely one of those people that carries around books in their bag. She adds a touch of sass to her novels by using her southern roots to set the tone. She spent a great deal of her life moving from state to state with her military family, until finally settling down in Mississippi. Despite graduating from Ole Miss with a business degree and going on to gain a Master’s degree, she has decided to truly follow her heart by pursing a writing career.

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Fractured Volume Two Cover Reveal! @_alexisnoelle_

Fractured Volume Two Cover Reveal!

Releases 2/16!!


How can you go on when you have lost everything?

When nothing matters.
No one matters.
Sometimes it takes a push from an unexpected source to help you realize what you’ve become.
Can a happily ever after really happen?
Or will the unexpected shatter everything around you?

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About The Author:
I love reading romance books! I feel like being able to lose yourself in a book in one of the more exciting aspects. The books I love to read and write will be ones that make you feel for the characters. You should have an opinion on every character in a book. Whether you love them, hate them, or think they are up to something.

I live in Philadelphia Pennsylvania with my husband, and three kids. On top of starting a writing career I am a full time student, and a full time mom. I love spending time with my kids, although I have to hide the computer from them when I am writing! I love being active and being able to do any activity outdoors.

I have always thought as an author the most important critic is your reader, so I would love to hear from you. If you read the book and loved it or hated it, tell me. As long as it is in a constructive way I will always answer and interact with you. I want fans to feel free to tell me what they want for the characters in the story and what they want to see happen.

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“You gonna sit down or what?”
I sit down. Arguing with him would be futile. We sit there, side by side, staring off down the arrow-straight road, and for a moment I don’t hate him. He pulls a cell phone out of his pocket and taps something into it, and then he turns to face me, frowning slightly.
“You believe in vengeance?”
“You mean like revenge?”
He shakes his head. “Revenge is a selfish act. Retaliation for something. Vengeance is a different thing altogether. It’s about obtaining justice, usually for someone who can’t claim it for themselves.”
This is an odd line of questioning but I decide I’ll bite. Maybe I wouldn’t if he were being a jerk like he was a couple of hours ago, but that’s not what’s happening. He’s pensive, the live wire that apparently runs through him dulled for the moment. “I don’t know,” I say. “Probably, in that case.”
“What if I simplified the question?
What if I say, do you believe in justice?
“Then, yes, I do believe.”

“You think you use your brain when you’re having sex?”

Rebel’s pen freezes on the paper. He turns, then, towering over me, my face level with his belt buckle. It’s as though I can literally feel the heat rolling off his body. He’s intimidating and overwhelming, his presence a powerful force to be reckoned with.

“Oh, Sophia. I use my brain. Every time I sleep with a woman, I’m using my head to figure out what she likes. How she likes it. What I can do to have her screaming my name until her throat’s raw.”

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“It’s time for you to tell me your name.” She arches an eyebrow at me. I can just imagine her getting them waxed in some fancy fucking boutique beauty parlor in Seattle, run by Asian hipsters with shaved undercuts and thick glasses. She seems like the type. “Why do you want to know?” she asks, cockiness filling her voice.
“I’m asking because I need something to call you. And if you don’t tell me your name, I’m going to be forced to call you One Eighty-One. And I’m guessing you won’t like being called One Eighty-One.”
“Why would you call me that?”
“Because that’s the reference Hector Ramirez gave you when you uploaded your picture onto his skin site. Hector tags his girls chronologically. The first girl he sold was number one. The fifty-third girl he sold was tagged fifty-three. Using that logic, guess how many girls he sold before he tagged you one eight one?”
“So a hundred and eighty other women came before me?” She looks like she’s going to throw up.
“Exactly. And he hasn’t been caught. The police haven’t raided his place out there in the desert. No one has reported his website. No one came to rescue the one hundred and eighty other girls who came before you, and no one is coming for you, either. So if you want reminding of that every single time I call you one eight—“
“Sophia!” She screws her eyes shut, clenching her jaw. “My name is fucking Sophia, motherfucker.” She spits out the words like they’re poison. When she looks at me again, I can see the fury burning in the dark depths of her dark brown eyes. She comes alive when she’s angry. A thrill of adrenalin stabs through me, sending mixed signals to my cock; provoking such a violent reaction from her is provoking an entirely different reaction from me. For the first time, I see her. Fucking Sophia. I don’t see her as a means to an end—a potential way to take down the bastard who killed my uncle. I see her. I see her as a woman, and she is beautiful.
“Alright, Sophia. It’s a pleasure to meet you.”

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Rebel and Sophia's story.
The first of a three part series. This novel contains a small snippet which has already been released in the Owned: An Alpha Anthology, however it is followed by a full story installment.
Sometimes, you don't mean to become another person. Sometimes the choice is made for you, and pretending is the only thing that keeps you going. When Alexis Romera is taken and her kidnappers find her fake ID in her purse, she must become Sophia in order to keep her family safe. Revealing her real identity to the man she's sold to would be easy enough, but can she trust him? Hell bent on revenging the murder of his uncle, Rebel doesn't seem all that interested in playing things safe.
In fact, nothing about the secretive, dark and brooding MC president seems safe at all.
What do you do when the man who raised you is murdered, and the only witness is kidnapped girl who's being sold as a sex slave? You buy her, of course. As president to the most powerful motorcycle club in America, Rebel isn't lacking in power. There are strings the man can pull, and entire criminal organisations and corporate businesses alike would fall to their knees. However, along with such power comes intense interest. The DEA have their eye fixed solely on the MC...and they're just waiting for Rebel to trip up.
Getting Sophia to testify is the only way to bring the Los Oscuros cartel down. The beautiful, dark haired, dark eyed woman is belligerent and uncooperative and unlikely to bend to his will, but Rebel has a few tricks up his sleeve to make her compliant--he'll charm her until she's bending over backwards to please him.
Of course, falling for her might cause a few hiccups along the way...

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Review by Emma Mistress Of All Dark & Twisted

Callie Hart has turned her writing hand to the MC world with Rebel and The Widow Makers of New Mexico. This is book 1 of the Dead Man's Ink series and Rebel is a character who made his first appearance in Burn in the Blood and Roses series. This dark haired, hot, dirty mouthed, bad ass biker peaked my interest then and I'm ecstatic we get a whole new series involving him!!
You need not to have read the aforementioned series by Callie Hart to enjoy this standalone series, but I guarantee you'll want to after reading Rebel!!

On a bleak, snowy evening in Seattle Alexis Romera 21, unknowingly witnesses and becomes embroiled in Cartel, Widow Makers MC and Rebel's affairs whilst walking along a path when she makes one kind gesture. She sees things she should never have seen and gets kidnapped to avoid leaving any loose ends behind by her captors. Her only salvation is the fake ID she has and the parting words of a rugged biker who witnesses the events that occurred. With her identity a secret her family is safe from her dangerous, corrupt and violent captors and she becomes Sophia Marne, her fake ID namesake, willing to do whatever it takes to survive as her life will never be the same again. 

"Things like this don't happen. This is the stuff of nightmares and movies, and horror stories... It was sure as hell never supposed to happen to me." 

Rebel 'saves' Sophia but he is a man with a plan. Sophia can serve a purpose if she complies to his demands. As President of an MC his word is law but Sophia is not one to follow orders easily. She challenges, questions and defies him and in turn opens his eyes to what he wants from his life. We see the man behind the tattoos, dirty deeds and crude words when he's with Sophia, the real man, not the deception he leads everyone to believe is Rebel. 

Rebel has a dark and tragic past. From his childhood to current day he's been involved in many violent and dangerous activities. This is turn has made his MC the most powerful in America and feared by Cartels, rival MC's and notorious people " we're not just a motorcycle club. We're criminals and were really good at not getting caught." But with power comes problems and enemies though: the DEA, gangs and people wanting revenge. So when Sophia can alleviate one personal issue he's hell bent on getting her to comply. 

They have an undeniable chemistry but should they cross that line and give in to it as Sophia has to decide if she can trust Rebel to keep her safe if she helps him when really she's a convenient means to an end or will he see her as much more than a way to resolve a personal vendetta bringing about his own form of Rebel vengeance? "Vengeance is a different thing altogether. It's about obtaining justice, usually for someone who can't claim it for themselves." 

This is a fast paced, seriously addictive read. You'll be left screaming for more after an ending that leaves you open mouthed and your mind reeling as the stakes for both Rebel and Sophia have just got even higher!!

Review by Mazzy Boss Lady

Read in February, 2015

I received a copy via Obsessed by Books in exchange for an honest review

Now I love my biker books and when I heard that Callie was writing one, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it.

I was not disappointed, this was a fantastic read, I was engrossed from page one and I had to read right the way through.

We meet Alexis, minding her own business, walking home to catch the bus, because of the person she is, she tries to help a person in need, but ends up in a situation that she never thought would happen. Alexis is a strong and feisty character and she never loses that throughout the book.

Enter Rebel, we are show this dark sexy man, who I feel has been through alot in his life, but he is strong and the president of the MC that he created. I feel there is alot more to Rebel than meets the eye, and he shows this to Sophie (as she now calls herself). They have a connection and both try to fight it as much as they can.

I loved this book, the only one thing I can say is, Callie why did you leave me hanging like that, the way it ended, I need more Rebel now, I need to know what happens next. I will be on tender hooks waiting for Rebel 2.

About the Author:
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Callie has experienced many changes throughout her life, and gone through many ups and downs that have all worked towards shaping and molding her into the person she is today: fun loving, active, social, and hard working. The only thing that has remained a constant throughout her life is writing. Creating characters who will tear your conscience in two is a favorite pastime of Callie’s. There are few real saints and sinners in her books; more often, the denizens of her stories are all very human. Broken, flawed, and always with the potential for redemption.
Despite the subject matter being markedly hot and heavy in comparison to the stories she wrote in elementary school, there will always be an element of fairytale to her work.

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