Tuesday, May 2, 2017

{New Release} LEARNING TO BREATHE by ELLIE MASTERS

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Learning to Breathe is now LIVE!!!

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Learning to Breathe - A second chance at love story

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WORK. EAT. SLEEP. REPEAT.

Since her husband’s death, Sally Levenson’s life has become dull and monotonous. She’s the county Coroner, and while the dead reveal their secrets on the exam table, she hides from the living. But hiding isn’t working anymore. Sally is trapped in a bland, colorless existence. She can't breathe! She's suffocating and wants more, whatever that might be. When the dark and mysterious Derek Lemark enters her world, he opens doors to new possibilities, reveals dark desires, and challenges her to take a second chance on life. He dares her to breathe again, and promises...more. But what he offers comes at a price. Sally must choose: take the next step, or speak the one word which will end everything before it even begins.

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★☆ What readers are saying ★☆

"You know that book that you are all into and you can't turn the pages fast enough? That is this book." - Amazon Reviewer

"WOW, this story..... I felt my heart pound faster and I couldn't catch my breath throughout the book." - Amazon Reviewer

"Have you ever experienced grief? Grief so tremendous it paralyzed you in fear at the thought of moving on? Living day to day going through the motions but knowing there had to be something more? In Learning to Breathe, Ellie Masters tells the captivating story of Sally, a woman who has suffered great loss and has hidden herself from the world, her feelings, and life – and Derek, a confident, rich man who knows exactly what and who he wants. Derek opens Sally’s eyes to new, exciting, sexy and unconventional things. Their relationship taps into passion and hidden desires deep within Sally that she never knew existed. But it all comes at a cost. Will she choose this new life that brings her great pleasure or retreat once again to the familiar, safe, mundane, and unimaginative life she led before? As part of The Collective, Ellie has written a beautiful story with strong characters. I loved this story –a definite must read." - Amazon reviewer

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The light streaming in from the hallway dimmed and a man’s chuckle drifted to her ears. It did strange things to her insides. Yummy things.
She spun around. “Derek!”
He spread his arms out, welcoming her into his embrace, and his expression was one of wonderment. “My God, you’re stunning.”
Heat filled her cheeks. She was hoping for a good but stunning would do. Then she smiled, shifting her eyes down and to the left. She couldn’t look at him and speak at the same time.
“You look pretty amazing too.” But she did peek, lifting her gaze up to take him in.
Decked out in a tuxedo, the immaculate suit barely contained his muscular frame. Crisp and pressed, the bow tie wrapped snuggly around his neck. He carried himself with ease, as if he’d been born in the elegant attire. Incredibly brilliant blue eyes flashed with mischief.
“You’re staring, Miss Levenson.”
And she was. She couldn’t help herself. He was a magnet, an irresistible force she couldn’t resist, but his words had her lowering her eyes again, as if she didn’t dare stare upon his brilliance.
“Don’t make fun of me,” she said.
He closed the distance, and placed one finger under her chin. Lifting, he forced her to meet his eyes. “I’m not laughing, my dear. I’m simply enjoying the fact I’m not the only one caught breathless. I’ve missed you.”
Derek placed his hands on her bare shoulders, steadying her in the too high heels. Two glasses of wine shouldn’t have her weaving on her feet. Or was that him making her weak in the knees?
He took her lips, smothering her in a kiss, taking her breath, and making it his. Her tiny gasp gave him the opening he needed to slip his tongue inside, and like any other invader, he plundered and ravaged, taking what he desired. She bent before him, conquered by his power and more than willing to sacrifice herself to his need.
Tracing the hardened muscle under his tuxedo became her sole purpose in life. As wonderfully intoxicating as the kiss was, it frightened her because of how uninhibited her response was. It didn’t make sense. While the rational side of her brain said slow down, her hand fluttered, and her fingers gripped the buttons of his shirt, pulling him closer rather than pushing him away.
This was what she wanted. Right? Unrestrained passion? But, she needed to play a little hard to get. Otherwise? How would he ever respect her?
Derek groaned, a deep throaty rumble of desire. The noise made her heart race, or maybe it was the kiss. His tongue darted around her mouth, teasing and tasting. He nibbled her lower lip, eliciting a moan from her, and sucked it into his mouth.
Wine had nothing to do with her knees giving way. Derek wrapped an arm around her waist and held her against him, making her feel safe. He didn’t even break the kiss, continuing the pillage of her mouth. Damn, he had this kissing thing down.

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☆¸.•*¨*★☆Welcome to The Collective ☆¸.•*¨*★☆
Riley Edwards, Erin Trejo, Ellie Masters, Elias Raven, Chris Genovese, Carver Pike
"This crossover series is a huge win for all the authors involved. Don’t miss any of the releases. Each book will pull you in, leave you wanting more while you teeter on the edge of your seat with suspense." AmazonReviewer
We’ve set the stage, created the characters, and fashioned a world full of twists and turns. Now it’s your turn to sit back and immerse yourself in this incredible series. Each episode weaves the characters and storylines of five standalone novels together to give you an epic crossover series. We’ve left you breadcrumbs, tidbits of information intertwined throughout our stories. Can you find them? Can you collect the clues we’ve left behind? Will you become part of The Collective and help solve the case?

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{ New Release, Giveaway & Book Review} ALL ABOUT THE D by LEX MARTIN & LESLIE MCADAM





Title: All About the D
Authors: Lex Martin & Leslie McAdam
Genre: Standalone Romantic Comedy
Release Date: May 2, 2017




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A sexy new romantic comedy from USA Today bestselling author Lex Martin and bestselling author Leslie McAdam…


ALL ABOUT THE D


I'm known for being formal. Meticulous. Professional. 

So you’d never suspect I spend my nights photographing my impressive junk for a NSFW blog. Don’t roll your eyes. I’m not bragging. I have millions of followers who’ll tell you they live for my posts. 

I’m like a superhero, saving humanity one dick pic at a time. 

Except leading a double life means I need someone to help me protect my anonymity, so that no one, especially my family, ever discovers my online celebrity. 

When I call one of the most respected law firms in town, I expect quality legal advice and confidentiality. Not a sinfully sexy attorney whose dangerous curves and soul-piercing gray eyes make me want to personally demonstrate my particular skill set. 

I shouldn’t be tempted. 

Especially when she knows all of my best-kept secrets. But everyone has a breaking point. And I’ve met mine.







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Lex Martin

Lex writes contemporary romance, the sexy kind with lotsa angst, a whole lotta kissing, and the hot happily ever afters. When she's not writing, she lives a parallel life as an English teacher.

She loves printing black and white photos, listening to music on vinyl, and getting lost in a great book. Bitten by wanderlust, she's  lived all over the country but currently resides in the City of Angels with her husband and twin daughters.

Lex is represented by Kimberly Brower of Brower Literary & Management.





Leslie McAdam

Leslie McAdam is a California girl who loves romance, Little Dude, and well-defined abs. She lives in a drafty old farmhouse on a small orange tree farm in Southern California with her husband and two small children. Leslie always encourages her kids to be themselves - even if it means letting her daughter wear leopard print from head to toe. An avid reader from a young age, she will always trade watching TV for reading a book, unless it's Top Gear. Or football. Leslie is employed by day but spends her nights writing about the men you fantasize about. She's unapologetically sarcastic and notoriously terrible at comma placement.

Always up for a laugh, Leslie tries to see humor in all things. When she's not in the writing cave you'll find her fangirling over Beck, camping with her family, or mixing up oil paints to depict her love of outdoors on canvas.


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Evie is an aspiring lawyer trying her darnest to make partner status in the firm she works at. It seems her stars are lining up correctly when she gets a phone call from a potential client looking for representation. This could be the ‘big one’, the client that knocks the socks off the older partners making them realize that Evie knows how to handle big ones!!!

Josh took on a bet from his longtime friend. Never imagining that this bet would start out so small and grow into something so huge!!! Now he’s getting solicited for all kinds of products to go along with his new venture, he finds himself needing an attorney to make sure everything is good.

Evie has a history of being burned with people from the ‘other side of the tracks’, people who really do have greener grass on the other side. When Evie meets Josh in person, he identifies himself in only a way that Evie could correctly identify him. If she did her work, as a lawyer should. Yet Josh is tired of always following the family rules. Being born into this family and carrying on the high profile name, he is ready to just be himself!

“I’ve never seen one this size in real life. I feel like I’m paddling down the Amazon, and I just spotted my first anaconda.”

This is a good laugh out loud book that has more of a story line than a comedy. I enjoyed the banter between these two characters.



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Hundreds, Book Three in the Dollar Series by Pepper Winters, is available now!!


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Hundreds by Pepper Winters


Publication Date: May 2nd, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

“Elder is the most dangerous man I’ve met. Not because he can hurt me but because he has the power to steal my heart.”

Pimlico used silence as her ultimate shield. But then she was stolen by a thief who became her master and almost-friend. Life will never be innocent again, but perhaps the crimes Elder wants to teach her will keep her nightmares at bay.

Elder thought he could take what he wanted and sell Pim once he was through. However, that was before she did the impossible and stole his last thread of affection.

Now, they have a choice—give in to fate’s odd chemistry or forever remain strangers.

Pim wants Elder’s secrets. Elder wants Pim’s past. To earn such gifts, tasks must be completed, and Pim must do what Elder says—become like him, become a thief—only then will she have the money to buy her freedom.

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Pepper Winters is a multiple New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today International Bestseller.

After chasing her dreams to become a full-time writer, Pepper has earned recognition with awards for best Dark Romance, best BDSM Series, and best Hero. She’s an multiple #1 iBooks bestseller, along with #1 in Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, and Erotica Thriller. With 19 books currently published, she has hit the bestseller charts twenty-six times in three years.

Pepper is a Hybrid Author of both Traditional and Self-published work. Her Pure Corruption Series was released by Grand Central, Hachette.

Her books have garnered foreign interest and are currently being translated into numerous languages, including already released titles in Italian and Turkish. Audio Books for her entire back-list will be available in 2017.

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BY SHABBY SHABNAMARORA 



Pimlico has survived, but has she been saved ?
Elder & Pim have a huge gauntlet of unspoken questions and to cross before they can truly find peace and love. 
There's newly found words, but hesitation holds back
There's love but guilt holds back
There's trust and desire but secrets hold back

"It seemed our voices were becoming drowned out by our bodies and their demands. Until we’d satisfied a physical conversation, I doubted we’d be able to have an intellectual one."

They needed a neutral territory to stand as equals to become compatible, but Elder had such dark secrets , that he constantly pushed Pim away , for the fear of destroying her and endangering her. He was a marked man. A ghost . NO ONE abandoned, crucified, stripped of his existance.
Pim was a victim who was rescued. Her body was on the mend, her spirit on the way there and her new found voice empowers her day by day to stand taller, demand answers, assert her self-will.

"I slowly cracked the chrysalis off and spread newly minted wings. Those wings were wet and useless, though, still drying in the sun and not quite ready to fly."

It's a great tale of Human kindness, righteousness and sacrificial love 
We're just midway so it'll be really interesting to see the course chart of this Phantom Voyage.

There are no set boundries. The possibilities are limitless like the ocean and knowing pepper's flair for shocking twists, this story , as of now, is any characters', for the taking. That's the beauty of Pepper's work. It takes a life form of its own. The story is always more powerful than the characters.!!!

Elder has saved not only her life but her soul as well. He provides a safe place for her to nurture back to health , physical & emotional. I loved their nuanced budding "relationship". It couldn't be called love yet , but trusted enabling. She starts to find her feet and stand .....and dictate terms 

"He shattered me but held me together in equal measures. My nemesis and saviour.Elder had scattered all parts of me, ransacked my heart, and decimated my survival mechanisms. But what was left was so much better.I’m beginning to understand you, Elder Prest. He wanted my body. But he wanted something else more. And he couldn’t earn that until I was cured."

It's a game of Dodge and Parry . Elder guiding her but stays hands off. His body tells him otherwise yet head pushes her away .it's a torturous conflict of overpowering desires and the morality of doing right by her, that's tearing them apart. 

"He couldn’t let himself go because he would go past sanity. And I couldn’t let myself go because I honestly didn’t know how to be a woman who wanted a man’s touch and not want to scream and die at the same time. We were fated for disaster before we’d even begun.
Elder was my right, but I was his wrong. As I healed, he succumbed. As I got better, he got worse. We couldn’t survive together because I fed off his charity and protectiveness while he drowned under my fledgling sexuality and hope."

Very deep thoughts find their way on paper. Pepper is a master of passion and turmoil. She brings this part of the story to a conflicted end that will leave you gasping for more. The writing is so philosophical and delves deep into human behaviour, but at times becomes repetitive and the inner monologue seemed endless. There's four and half page to describe one sexual encounter and one line of conversation with four pages of internal musings. 
Don't get me wrong, it was very essential for the story , but few places it strayed. And that’s why I take half a star away.. 
Other than that, nobody beats pepper in creating unbelievable ORIGINAL stories that hook you from the first word ......and never let go 
4.5 Stolen stars
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