Thursday, 30 April 2015

Release Launch---Fall for Me by JC Emery @jc_emery

Melanie Kincaid is a trust-fund baby with a knack for sassy comebacks and unnecessarily complicating her privileged life. So, of course she would have to fall in love with a man she can't have. Jameson Hayes is a NYC firefighter for Manhattan’s oldest ladder company with big shoes to fill and a city to protect. He’s strong, sexy, and not looking for the complications Melanie brings. But he can't stay away from her either. The attraction between them is immediate and the pull between them is crazy powerful. But she's only home for the summer and long-distance relationships never work. Unfortunately, Melanie’s beauty and smart mouth are a lethal combination and Jameson isn't the only Hayes who's interested. As if his brother isn't enough to compete with, now the city's most famous arsonist wants to claim her as his next prize. Jameson can't stand to watch Melanie get hurt and she can't seem to keep herself out of trouble.   Fall for Me is the first Ladder Company novel, a stand-alone companion series about New York's most elite firefighting family with hot alpha heroes, snarky heroines, and an arsonist hell-bent on destruction.
“Mom!” I move through the foyer and into the open great room— a large, open living/kitchen combo— where I leave my suitcase and kick off my flats before I hit the carpet. What the hell is she doing with gas? That stuff is toxic. “Well?” Mom says, appearing at the edge of the hall on the other side of the kitchen. She has a hand towel around her neck and one of her many yoga-specific exercise outfits on. This one is a light blue and she’s barefoot. Monica Kincaid is dedicated to many things in life— her husband Christian, her daughters (the youngest, especially), and her charity projects— but yoga is the one out of all of it that I don’t understand. It puts her at peace, she says. “Well?” I ask and drape the dress bag over the island counter top in the kitchen and move around to prop myself up on one of the bar stools. God, that gasoline smell is driving me mad. “Are we planning a spring wedding yet or what?” Mom says with a grin. Her nose wrinkles, catching the scent of the gasoline, I’m sure. “Janet and I have been taking bets.” “God, Mom,” I say and place my head in my hands. “No really,” she says, “Tell me.” “Nothing happened,” I say. Verbalizing it is even more disappointing than it probably should be. Apparently, Mom and Dad were also in on Jameson and Royal’s surprise trip. It took all of an hour after they landed for Janet Hayes to text me telling me she wishes she could have been there. It was sweet, but then she suggested she needed to leave me alone so I could spend as much time as possible with Jameson. And that we shouldn’t be disturbed. While the level of investment our mothers have in our has-yet-to-happen relationship is borderline creepy, the support is pretty awesome. It’s a rarity to find a woman as kind and loving as Janet Hayes is. Even if she doesn’t really know appropriate boundaries and likes to talk about when her sons were starting puberty… in all the gory details. I know more about Jameson’s solo activities when he was a kid more than I care to. “You must be joking,” she says and heads to the fridge where she pulls out a single-serve cup of yogurt. “That man flew down to that god-awful place—,”
As a child, JC was fascinated by things that went bump in the night. As they say, some things never change. Now, as an adult, she divides her time between the sexy law men, mythical creatures, and kick-ass heroines that live inside her head and pursuing her bachelor's degree in English. JC is a San Francisco Bay Area native, but has also called both Texas and Louisiana home. These days she rocks her flip flops year round in Northern California and can't imagine a climate more beautiful. JC writes adult, new adult, and young adult fiction. She dabbles in many different genres including science fiction, horror, chick lit, and murder mysteries, yet she is most enthralled by supernatural stories-- and everything has at least a splash of romance. WEBSITE TWITTER FACEBOOK AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE GOODREADS

RELEASE DAY BLITZ - Ruined by LP Lovell @givemebooksblog @Authorlplovell

Title: Ruined
Series: She Who Dares #4
Author: LP Lovell
 Release Date: April 30, 2015


Ruined is book four in the She Who Dares series, but can be read as a standalone.


I like to fuck. A lot. Anywhere, anyway, as long as I’m shooting my load in or on some pretty young thing I’m good. In fact, scrap that, they don’t even have to be pretty. What can I say? I’m an equal opportunities kind of guy.

I pride myself on being able to turn even the most self-respecting woman into a dirty slut. I make no apologies for my life or my behaviour. I don’t care about anyone really, certainly not women.

Except her. I care about her, which is why I pushed her away.


I suppose I’m what you would call the good girl, the sensible one. I’m that girl, the romanticist. I believe in ‘the one’, in that all-encompassing love that leaves you unable to breathe without it.

The thing is though, love is an uncontrollable animal. The heart often declares war on the mind, and even the most rational being can become completely consumed by love.

Sometimes rational is boring. It’s the taste of the wild side that makes you remember you’re alive. The heart wants what the heart wants, even if you end up completely ruined in the process.

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Lauren Lovell is an indie author from England. She suffers from a total lack of brain to mouth filter and is the friend you have to explain before you introduce her to anyone, and apologise for afterwards.

She's a self-confessed shameless pervert, who may be suffering from slight peen envy.

LP Lovell's She Who Dares series are all international best sellers.

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Release Day Blitz for Fervent by Gemma James @givemebooksblog @gemmajames80

Title: Fervent
Author: Gemma James
Series: Condemned #3
 Release Date: April 30, 2015


I never imagined things could get worse, but they do. The men who took us show no mercy. They won’t stop until they’ve destroyed Rafe for something he has no memory of, and I’m their weapon of choice.
Tortured and defiled, they make me wish I was back in that cabin where death was favorable to drawing another breath, but our captors can’t break what’s already broken.
What scares me is the madness I see festering inside Rafe. I’ve taken his freedom, his career, his reputation, yet despite all I’ve done, he’s determined to fight for me, kill for me, give everything he is for me.
He’ll even die for me.


FERVENT is a new adult dark romance with disturbing themes and explicit content, including sexual scenes and violence that may offend some. Intended for mature audiences. Part three of the CONDEMNED series. This is not a stand-alone read! Please begin with TORRENT and RAMPANT, otherwise, FERVENT might not make much sense.

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Review by Nadia Chief Obsessive Pimpette
~*~ Obsessed by Books copy given in exchange for an honest review ~*~

"My thoughts overflowing with chaos, with bloody water and a bathtub full of dead mothers and lost hope."

Can you break something that has already been shattered? In this penultimate book in the series things really do go from bloody horrific to mind blowing no words to describe how fate really does want to screw them over! The darkness does not bleed into the edges of their love story, it does not stain their hopefully hearts instead the darkness embraces them, becomes them and lurks within their souls. From the previous plot twists we know how the lust and the greed of others has moulded them and yet in this next installment we learn that they have yet to face their worst.

Rafe is still at a loss to the last eight years of his life, trying to make sense of the whispered secrets his mind keeps teasing him with. He does know one thing - Alex is his. Waking up to a living nightmare he doesn't know who to trust and fears he can't even trust himself. He is a tortured soul with dark needs that are slowly awoken through his captivity...fighting himself and the enemy will he ever regain his memories and will he be able to accept the man he has now become?

Alex, once again kidnapped, is floored by the revelations. It seems she was a pawn in a much bigger game than she imagined. Her whole reality shifts as she realises she never had any chance to experience normality, that was never in the cards that fate had dealt her. Throughout their love keeps thems going, their hope just to claim one perfect moment together. Alex is no longer a silent victim, her twisted need to please is now reserved for one man and she is prepared to fight to be with him, I fell in love with her inner strength.

Fervent is an explosive intense read that again will have you squirming with deviant pleasure...Alex is debased, humiliated and used but her longing for Rafe, the depth of their feelings make their forced actions hot hot hot! I loved every page with shocking plot twists that I did not see coming it's an edge of your seat, read between your fingers type read. I am feverishly waiting for Vagrant.

A four and a half star adrenaline rush read!
Review by Ally Obsessive One Clicker
*** ARC provided by Obsessed by Books for an honest review ***

Fervent is book #3 in the Condemned series by Gemma James. These books keep getting better and better with each book. So far Fervent is the best book in the series so far. I really enjoyed reading this dark and sexy thriller. It continues with the love between Alex and Rafe and continues from the previous books it is best to read the first two to fully understand and enjoy the story for what these two have gone through.

Alex and Rafe have gone through some hard times together one was thrown in jail and the other trying to find freedom from a sadistic brother. They have gone through hell to where they are now. These two are strong and better than before. After being kidnap by an enemy Rafe is trying to keep Alex safe. Alex has fallen in love with the man who she ruined and put an innocent man behind bars. Rafe's memories are starting to come back to him. He tries to control his dark side from choking Alex at times.

Fervent is filled with action and suspense that keeps you guessing on what's gonna happen next. Loved the suspense and the darkness of this book. Love Rafe and Alex and their love for each other. This series is a great series to enjoy.

Review by Jeanne Obsessive Pimpette
I received an arc of this book through Obsessed By Books for an honest review. How far can true love be tested? Alex and Rafe have been to hell and back, or so they thought! This book is the best so far. Events that are unforeseen occur. This is truly a nail biter and I couldn't put it down! I wish I didn't have to wait until August for the final installment, Vagrant.

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Review by Mazzy Boss Lady

Read in July, 2014

****I received this arc in exchange to an honest review****

Don't know what it is with this month but I've had the pleasure of reviewing some great books, & this is one of them.

Gemma has truly written one dark & sexy read, wow

Rage omg sexy alpha.

I really did enjoy this dark read, written beautifully, such a fantastic read.

If your in to dark reads then this is for you.

The ending oh do I have to wait for the next book Gemma???

Review by Nadia Chief Obsessive Pimpette

~*~ Obsessed by books copy given in exchange for an honest review ~*~

Torrent - noun - an overwhelming outpouring and oh boy does this live up to it's name.
A story of rape, violence and pain beginning with a forbidden childhood love and brotherly rivalry that spirals into something dark and twisted. Zach was convicted of a crime he did not commit and now wants his pound of flesh. Going go extreme lengths to ensure he gets what he feels is owed. He also seeks the truth and needs answers to quieten some of the demons in his blackened soul.

You will be drawn in to a dark and silence place where no one hears your screams and no one witnesses the lines between pleasure and pain merging into one. The extremes of Alex's punishment, the lengths of Zachs truth seeking will make you squirm and a kinky twisted element deep inside may start to smoulder...despite knowing it's so wrong but it feels so right.

Alex has been moulded by year's of abuse, sculpted by her step brother, manipulated into someone that can't distinguish between pain and pleasure. She is the perfect submissive as she knows no other way. Her captor is her only love and the reason she has allowed herself to be the plaything of her stepbrother. As the story unfolds your heart breaks for the eight wasted years and the slow corruption of one man's soul to the point he can't keep the devil caged any longer. One man's twisted love tainting and withering all that he touches.

The characters don't ask for forgiveness nor do they seek redemption, their course has been set and with each step on the path of pure deviance they shed any hope for a normal existence. The book is beautifully crafted and we delve into a place where there is only pain, need and desire. No excuses. No turning back. Only regrets and untold truths. Sorry it's vague folks but you just need to read it for yourself! The ending...oh no she didn't, well yes I think she did! Glad I have the next book to dive straight into.

A soul twisting 4 star read.
Review by Ally Obsessive One Clicker

*** ARC provided by Obsessed by Books for an honest review ***

Torrent (Condemned, #1) is book in one in a new series by Gemma James. I really enjoyed reading Torrent it was very different read compared to some of the other books I have read before. I liked the characters Alex and Rafe they were a miss matched item. One was put in prison for a crime he didn't commit and the other gets off from being abused sexually. Torrent was a really enjoyable read that kept me on on the edge of my seat.

Rafe is a couple of years older than Alex. He was in prison for a rape charge that he didn't commit in the first place. Alex is stuck in a situation where she can't escape her brother see's her as his and is totally messed up he likes to abuse and rape Alex. When Rafe gets out of prison he goes after Alex and kidnaps her and takes her to an island where she can't escape him and his obsession with her.

I loved these two characters they were something else all together. I liked how Rafe changed and is a stronger person than he was before. Can't wait to read book #2.

Review by Jeanne Obsessive Pimpette

I was gifted this book through Obsessed By Books for and honest review. This is a very dark read with very explicit content. How can someone send an innocent man to prison? I couldn't help but feel Rafe's feelings of betrayal and need for revenge were justified. I had a hard time reading some of his methods, but overall this was a fantastic book! This is the 1st time I read any of Gemma James' work, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. **Reader beware: If you can't handle extremely violent content, don't read this book.** If you can, pick it up and enjoy a great story!


Review by Nadia Chief Obsessive Pimpette

~*~ Obsessed by Books copy given in exchange for an honest review ~*~

"The regret in his eyes that made me want to gouge them out. He had no right to feel regret or pity. If either of those elusive emotions existed inside his cold heart, they were fleeting - like dust obliterated by an unstoppable storm."

Part two in this series opens with Alex kidnapped once again, trapped by her step brother for one more round of deviant sex and torture. Desperate acts of a lost man, a slow unraveling of a twisted soul who believes he is motivated by love unaware that he has no understanding of the concept. Zach takes Alex to an abandoned cabin in the woods where he relinquishes all control of his barely leashed lust and insatiable need to possess her. With everyone believing her to be dead he takes the sexual abuse and physical beatings to a whole new level. He cannot understand why she doesn't love him, why she doesn't want him the way he wants her and this only drives him faster off the precipice of insanity. The scenes in the cabin are dark and erotic, a masterfully crafted sensual yet forbidden read...Alex's body welcomes the sexual deviance as it has been trained from a young age to associate the pain with pleasure. Beaten, drugged and raped her body betrays her but her heart and mind loves Rafe, during her darkest times as always she hugs his memory to protect her battered psyche.

Rafe, upon waking in the hospital, has lost eight years of his life. Blocking out the horror he had endured in prison, the false accusations of rape and the plot for revenge he struggles with the gaps in his memory. Hints tease him in his dreams and flickers taunt his subconscious but the memories elude him. Slowly piecing his past together is painful as he has lost so much and become the devil in disguise can he align the young man that had the world at his feet with the man that is only driven by the need for vengeance and domination? Not able to shake Alex from his thoughts either he is sure she is key to past...

How do you cope when everything you think you know is lie? When everyone who should protect you allows the worst to happen to you? Power, greed and lust over rides all humanity and crushes the innocent. Men drunk on their own power, needing to control, possess and own others purity this story is about survival against all odds. Breaking points and the boundaries that should never be crossed.

It is a dark and twisty read that will creep up on you and make you question your own morals as you squirm with enjoyment...knowing it's wrong but it feels so delicious. Her Brother, her Lover, her Father, her Mother have all systematically let her down and created the fragile creature the hides real strength. Oh how I was screaming at times for them all to pay! And oh boy that ending...yup she did it again (stomps foot in frustration) I need to read the next one now, now, now.

A four star and a half star read!
Review by Ally Obsessive One Clicker

*** ARC provided by Obsessed by Books for an honest review ***

Rampant (Condemned, #2) is the second book in the series. This series keeps getting better and better. I thought the second book was better than the first one. Gemma James did an excellent job on creating a dark thriller that leaves you breathless and craving more and more. Rampant follows up after Torrent and continues where book left off.

The mind games continue with Alex's crazy brother when they are reunited back together. Rafe and Jax are continuing with their bonding time as well.

Rampant is another great book in the series and will leave you hanging until the next one comes out later this month. If you like a dark and twisted book you should try Gemma James The Condemned series these books are so addicting and wonderful to read. Can't wait till book # 3 comes out soon so I can continue reading about Alex and Rafe.
Review by Jeanne Obsessive Pimpette

I was gifted this book by Obsessed By Books for an honest review. WOW! I burned the midnight oil reading this one! I really couldn't put it down! Gemma James' gift of story telling is amazing and out of this world! I can't wait to read Fervent! I won't divulge any of the story. You can read other reviews for that, but I will say if you loved Torrent, you won't want to miss Rampant!


Author Bio

Gemma James is the multi-genre author of several novels and novellas, from new adult suspense to dark erotic romance. She loves to explore the darker side of human nature in her fiction. She’s morbidly curious about anything dark and edgy, from deviant sex to serial killers. Readers have described her stories as being “not for the faint of heart.”

She lives in Oregon with her husband and their four children—three rambunctious UFC/wrestling-loving boys and one girl who steals everyone’s attention.

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MORE THAN SERIES by Jay McLean ~ One Day Sale @jaymcleanauthor

The More Series by Jay Mclean 
April 30 


❤ More Than This (Book One, More Than Series)

*To be read as a duology*
 More Than Her (Book Two, More Than Series) 
❤ More Than Him (Book Three, More Than Series)

❤ More Than Forever (Book Four, More Than Series)

More Than This #1


In one night my fairytale ended. Or it may have begun. This is my story of friendship and love, heartbreak and desire, and the strength to show weakness. 

One night I met a girl. A sad and broken girl, but one more beautiful than any other. She laughed through her sadness, while I loved through her heartbreak. 

*This is our story of a maybe ever after.* 

He was right. It made no difference whether it was 6 months or 6 years. 
I couldn’t undo what had been done. I couldn’t change the future. 
I couldn’t even predict it. 
It was one night. 
One night when everything changed. 
It was so much more than just the betrayal. 
It was the Tragedy. 
The Deaths. 
The Murders. 
But it was also that feeling. 
The feeling of falling.


More Than Her #2

For every action there is an equal or opposite reaction." For every choice you make there are rewards, or there are consequences. It was my choice to walk away the first time. And my choice to chase her the second. But sometimes you don't get a choice, and all you get are the consequences.” "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” Unless that someone is Logan Matthews. Because loving him didn't give me the strength to walk away. It didn't give me the courage to fight for him. And when it was over, all it gave me was a broken heart. 


More Than Him #3

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us." - Marianne Williamson

We live in a world of darkness and shadows,
where monsters hide and aim to ruin.
And they did.
They ruined us and turned our dreams into nightmares.
But now we're back.
And we're fighting.
Not just for us, or for each other, but for our light.



There is a love so fierce it cannot be measured. 
A heart so strong it will never slow. 
There is a promise so sure it can never lie.
He promised me that love forever.
Even when it wasn't enough.

Forever. Everlasting. Eternal.
There is no measure of time. 
No sounds of the ticking of a clock. 
Just the rising and falling of the sun.
And our own sense of forever. 

But our forever isn't always.




Jay McLean is the author of the More Than Series, including More Than This, More Than Her, More Than Him and More Than Forever. She also has a standalone titled Where the Road Takes Me, and serial series titled Boy Toy Chronicles.

Jay is an avid reader, writer, and most of all, procrastinator. When she’s not doing any of those things, she can be found running after her two little boys, or devouring some tacky reality TV show.

She writes what she loves to read, which are books that can make her laugh, make her smile, make her hurt, and make her feel.

You can follow Jay on Instagram and twitter. You can also find her on her blog where you can subscribe to her newsletter and get teasers and updates first hand, her Facebook page or her fan group on Facebook, or you can contact Jay directly at