Thursday, November 16, 2017

BLOG TOUR with BOOK REVIEW! DEFIANT QUEEN (Mount Trilogy #2) by Meghan March:


"These two were on fire! Their chemistry is off the charts hot ..." - Craves the Angst

TITLE: Defiant Queen
SERIES: Mount Trilogy #2
AUTHOR: Meghan March
AGE GROUP: Adult
GENRE: Romance
RELEASE DATE: November 14, 2017
PUBLISHER: Red Dress Press
TOUR COORDINATED BY:
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COPY PROVIDED BY: Author
MY GOODREADS REVIEW LINK
RATING: 4.5 Stars!
CLIFFHANGER: Yes!

BOOK BLURB:
The Mount Trilogy continues with 
Defiant Queen...

I’m his entertainment. His toy. Payment on a debt.

I tell myself I hate him, but every time he walks into the room, my body betrays me. How can I want him and fear him in the same moment?

They told me he’d mess with my head. Make it go to war with my body.

But I didn’t realize it would be complete anarchy.

I should’ve known better. When Mount’s involved, there are no rules.

I will not surrender. I will not show weakness. I’ll stand my ground and make it out of this bargain with my heart and soul intact.

But he has other plans . . .

Defiant Queen is the second book of the Mount Trilogy. Mount and Keira's story concludes in Sinful Empire.



REVIEWER'S NOTE: I received an eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.


4.5 “My soul is black.” Stars!

The Review: 
Defiant Queen picks up right where Ruthless King left off after that gripping cliffhanger and progresses nicely in this second installment. This time we get a little more intrigue, a lot more steam and a ton more Mount! That man had my mouth watering. He’s just so damn alpha and so outrageously sexy!

The author throws in a little more backstory to Mount and we learn more about the man he truly is, where he came from and how he became the domineering, controlling, absolute in his wrath, ruthless king. And we get to see his vulnerability as he explores his growing feelings for Keira. 

Keira owns her sass and doesn’t back down from Mount, which is why I think I love her so much. She gives as good as she gets, even when others would head that seriously intense look he gives when he thinks she’s crossed a line. You can see that she not only stands her ground with Mount, her views and perceptions start to change as she’s immersed a little more in his world. She’s coming into her own. Of course, she’s not as ruthless in her thinking as Mount, but she’s certainly defiant and a temptation Mount can’t resist.

These two were on fire! Their chemistry is off the charts hot and each scene felt intense, intoxicating and I was riveted to the pages. Their agreement isn’t about a debt to be paid anymore. For Mount, no matter what he says, I don’t think it ever was. We see a new side to Mount in this book and though he’s still that mysterious, brooding, cutthroat he was in the first book, he’s softening just enough to make you fall in love with him all over again.

Secrets are revealed, old enemies resurface, new enemies emerge and all the while, Mount and Keira find their connection solidifying at every turn. Mount really tries to find a way to connect with Keira as he wades through uncharted territory and feelings he’s never had for anyone. He steps out of his domineering, take over attitude and really tries to listen to her and take into account the woman she is and the things she needs instead of being a payment for a debt. 

Gah! Mount just stole the show for me in this installment. Getting inside his head was a real treat.

The writing is fantastic! This is my second book by this author, Ruthless King being the first and I’m salivating for more!

And with that heart-stopping cliffy at the end of this book? It's going to be a sweet, sweet torture waiting for the next book!



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ABOUT THE AUTHOR...

Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She's also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut.

Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she's ever had. She loves hearing from her readers at meghanmarchbooks@gmail.com.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

COVER REVEAL with GIVEAWAY! ICON TRILOGY by Vanessa Fewings!


Check out these gorgeous NEW covers for the
ICON TRILOGY by Vanessa Fewings!
THE CHASE, THE GAME and THE PRIZE are the three books in her new, sexy, erotic romance trilogy. The Chase and The Game are already available.
THE PRIZE will be released in 2018!


THE CHASE (Icon Trilogy #1)

Purchase at Amazon | iBooks | B&N | Kobo | Google Play

BOOK BLURB:
Will she risk it all for a priceless desire?

A rising star in one of London's top art investigation firms, Zara Leighton's talent for seeing deep into paintings is in her blood. She's chosen to help track down Icon, an enigmatic international art thief whose heists are methodical, daring, baffling. To Zara the case is maddening—bordering on an obsession.

She finds distraction in the chiseled form of top-shelf client Tobias Wilder, a magnetic American billionaire who demands her expertise, her discretion—and her secrecy. Wilder doesn't ask questions. He gives orders. His gaze alone ignites her deepest fantasies. And his touch…

The sudden whirl of exclusive exhibitions and decadent parties that Wilder introduces her to is a potent aphrodisiac. But surrender soon becomes tinged with suspicion. Is Zara's tryst with Wilder the real thing…or just a convincing forgery?
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THE GAME (Icon Trilogy #2)

BOOK BLURB:
Can she outwit the ultimate master in a timeless game of seduction? 

Chasing Icon, the world's slickest art thief, was the most seductive thrill of London art investigator Zara Leighton's career…until the clues led her to the man who holds command of her body and heart, Tobias Wilder, an American billionaire with charisma to spare. Her duty to capture him is complicated by the intensity of their passion. Her will to end their connection is tinted with red-hot need to never let him go. 

Tobias's heists are about more than money and ego. His plot to orchestrate the perfect deception in Los Angeles is destiny. No one—not even Zara—knows the depths of his motivation. And no one suspects the truth behind a single artifact that holds the secrets to an entire civilization. Forced to deny one calling to satisfy another, he knows something must be sacrificed: his code of honor or his loyalty to Zara.
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THE PRIZE (Icon Trilogy #3)
Releasing June 26th, 2018
Pre-Order here: Amazon | iBooks | Nook | Harlequin

BOOK BLURB:
A life she never imagined...and a love she can’t deny

Zara Leighton has risked everything to track down the elusive art thief known as Icon, only to discover him already in her arms: the billionaire tech genius—and her lover—Tobias Wilder. Zara wants to resist Tobias, to deny his fiercely sexy smile and their sizzling chemistry. But instead, she agrees to help him one more time.

Tobias will do anything to protect Zara, but he needs her for one last ultimate job: a job that will clear both their names and grant them a future together... if they can pull it off.

The danger is real. The stakes are unbelievably high. But when it comes to love, there’s only one prize that matters...


ABOUT THE AUTHOR...

Vanessa Fewings is the USA TODAY bestselling author of the ENTHRALL SESSIONS.

THE CHASE is the first in her sizzling new romantic trilogy from HQN Books and will be released in June 2017, followed by THE GAME & THE PRIZE.

Vanessa is also the author of The Stone Masters Vampire Series. Prior to publishing, Vanessa worked as a registered nurse and midwife. She holds a Masters Degree in Psychology. She has traveled extensively throughout the world and has lived in Great Britain, Germany, Hong Kong, Cyprus and the USA.

Born and raised in England, Vanessa now proudly calls herself an American and resides in California with her husband.

The Bestselling Enthrall Sessions reading order can be found on VanessaFewings.com.
Instagram: @vanessafewings

The Bestselling Enthrall Sessions - reading order can be found on VanessaFewings.com.

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* THE CHASE paperback
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

GRATITUDE GIVEAWAY HOP!


Welcome to the
GRATITUDE GIVEAWAY HOP!
Hosted by BookHounds

I've been blogging for nearly five years now and every day feels like something new. The excitement has never faded with the many posts I've done over the years and that's all due to you guys - my followers who read, comment and participate in all the shenanigans that goes on here at Craves the Angst.

So this hop is all about YOU! And my gratitude for sticking with me over the years, for helping me grow as a blogger and for being a part of the best community ever - the book community!

For my part in the hop, I'm offering THREE separate giveaways for three separate winners.

ENTER ALL THREE GIVEAWAYS
and make sure to drop a comment just to say hi!
Then check out the linky below for other stops on the hop.


The first giveaway contains signed copies of the first FIVE books with original covers in the "Hellions Ride" series by Chelsea Camaron, a "99 Bobby Pins" makeup tote, plus swag pack (some of the swag is signed, some of it isn't).

Book titles include:
One Ride (Hellions Ride #1), Forever Ride (Hellions Ride #2), Merciless Ride (Hellions Ride #3), Eternal Ride (Hellions Ride #4), Innocent Ride (Hellions Ride #5)

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The second giveaway contains a signed copy of EVEN THE SCORE by Beth Ehemann, an 18x18 "Books and Coffee" pillow case (case only), plus swag pack (some of the swag is signed, some of it isn't).

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The third giveaway contains a signed copy of LOVE IN REWIND by Tali Alexander, an 18x18 "I Have Too Many Books, Said No One Ever" pillow case (case only), plus swag pack (some of the swag is signed, some of it isn't).

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COVER REVEAL with AUTHOR INTERVIEW from Cybill Cain! DELICIOUS is coming soon!


TITLE: DELICIOUS
SERIES: Chimera Club Stories
AUTHOR: Cybill Cain
AGE GROUP: New Adult
GENRE: Holiday Romance
RELEASE DATE: November 30, 2017
PUBLISHER: Alareon Press


BOOK BLURB:
One taste will never be enough.

James Draven is a handsome successful billionaire, and the driving force behind the Chimera Club. He's at the top of his game when he sees the woman he's been waiting for across a crowded restaurant. His plans to seduce and claim her are brought to a screeching halt when he crashes his car, leaving him scarred, angry and alone, surviving on dreams of the woman he almost met in another life.

Della Martin grew up an orphan, and worked her way to the top of New York's gourmet elite. When she's summoned to receive a compliment her first night as head chef she glimpses at a man that takes her breath away, but before she can get to him fate intervenes, and she makes a choice that prevents their meeting.  A year later, still dreaming of the handsome stranger, she meets Thomas Meenan, who tells her that the man she can't stop thinking about is in trouble, and only she can save him.

This Christmas love story is so hot you’ll forget it's cold outside. Grab the cookies and the nog, put the phone on silent and prepare to be seduced by Delicious. 

❤Let Cybill tuck you in tonight. ❤

PRE-ORDER $.99!


!! AUTHOR INTERVIEW with CYBILL CAIN !!
We welcome CYBILL CAIN to our blog today! Along with the stunning cover reveal for DELICIOUS, she agreed to answer some of our questions about herself, her work and what inspires her. Here's what she had to say...

Q) What are your: Top Ten Favorite Things 

CC: Coffee
Tequila
Nachos
Jewelry
Office supplies 
Books
Movies
Boat Rides
Music
Falling in love

CTA: Wow! I love your answers... especially that last one. <3

CTA: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

CC: I’ve always wanted to be a writer.  I’ve had many other jobs in my life, waitress, desk clerk, customer service in a call center and IT manager, but in my heart writing is always what I wanted to be doing.  I used to write in high school, for the school paper and the yearbook, as well as our small town local newspaper, but stopped when I hit my twenties.  I started again in 2013 with fanfiction, using it to have fun and remember the incredible feeling of telling a story that got people excited and involved in the storyline.  Before long, I wanted to build my own worlds, and create my own characters instead of playing with someone else’s. I’m happiest when I am telling a story. I live in Virginia, and have all my life.  I like to travel, and have been all up and down the eastern seaboard, but never west.  I still want to go west someday. 

CTA: What inspired you to write this book?

CC:  Delicious is about a lot things.  It’s about how we see ourselves, and how important other people’s perceptions are to that.  It’s about making tough choices, and fighting for what you believe in. It’s about standing up and believing in yourself when it feels like no one else is on your side.  It’s about love conquering all.  It’s about finding home in your own heart, and in the heart of another.  I was inspired to write this book because I believe all those things are important, and I wanted to share them.

CTA: List (5) things you’ll never do again.

CC: Use a ceramic knife (I’m too clumsy and they are VERY sharp.)
Go to Myrtle Beach, SC. (Worst break-up EVER.)
Be seduced by a fast talking movie line throwing brown eyed sexy man. (See previous)
Drink Jim Beam (See previous again. Too much JB in one sitting = no JB ever again.)
Back up without looking at least three times. (Maybe four)

CTA: laughs. Great answers! ;)

CTA: What project are you working on now?

CC:  Tony’s story, the next in Chimera Club Stories, tentatively planned for January 2018 release.  

CTA: Is anything in your book based on real life experiences or purely all imagination?

CC:  Oh, yeah.  I’m in there. Flashes that spark and fade as the experience of what really happened turns into what I wish had happened.  No character is me, but there is a little me in all of them. 


Thank you, Hazel and Craves the Angst, for letting me spend time with you here today! It’s been wonderful to share with you and your readers! Before I go, there’s just one more thing I’d let to let everyone know about.

A couple of weeks ago, in a FB group that I am part of, I saw a call go out for a solider about to be deployed who was asking for books to take with them.  I thought this was an amazing idea, and I made a page on my website to offer my Chimera Club Stories FREE to any US military personnel who would like to read some sweet steamy romances. If you know a solider about to be deployed, they can contact me here. I can provide any format of e-book and would love to give them my humble thanks and appreciation for their service!

Here’s where you can find out more about Cybill Cain and The Chimera Club Stories:
Amazon Author Page
Goodreads
Website   (Giveaways, Contests, Sign ups, iTunes etc.)
Facebook Page
The Chimera Club Readers Group on Facebook
Twitter
Google+
Instagram
Pinterest
Email: cybillcainauthor@gmail.com

CTA: We were honored to have you with us, Cybill. Thank you for your time and answering our questions.



Here’s where you can find out more about
Cybill Cain and The Chimera Club Stories:
Email: cybillcainauthor@gmail.com
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NEW RELEASE! DEFIANT QUEEN (Mount Troligy #2) by Meghan March is now LIVE!


"Riveting, thrilling and so damn sexy!" - Craves the Angst
Make sure to check back Thursday for my full review!

TITLE: Defiant Queen
SERIES: Mount Trilogy #2
AUTHOR: Meghan March
AGE GROUP: Adult
GENRE: Romance
RELEASE DATE: November 14, 2017
PUBLISHER: Red Dress Press
BLITZ COORDINATED BY:
InkSlinger PR

BOOK BLURB:
The Mount Trilogy continues with 
Defiant Queen... 

I’m his entertainment. His toy. Payment on a debt.

I tell myself I hate him, but every time he walks into the room, my body betrays me. How can I want him and fear him in the same moment?

They told me he’d mess with my head. Make it go to war with my body.

But I didn’t realize it would be complete anarchy.

I should’ve known better. When Mount’s involved, there are no rules.

I will not surrender. I will not show weakness. I’ll stand my ground and make it out of this bargain with my heart and soul intact.

But he has other plans . . .

Defiant Queen is the second book of the Mount Trilogy. Mount and Keira's story concludes in Sinful Empire.


Purchase now at...





RUTHLESS KING (Mount Trilogy bk 1) Now Available!

SINFUL EMPIRE (Mount Troligy bk 3) Coming December 19, 2017!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR...

Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She's also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut.

Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she's ever had. She loves hearing from her readers at meghanmarchbooks@gmail.com.

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NEW RELEASE with BOOK EXCERPT - WICKED TORTURE (Stark World #3) by J. Kenner is LIVE!


TITLE: Wicked Torture
SERIES: Stark World #3
AUTHOR: J. Kenner
AGE GROUP: Adult
GENRE: Romance
RELEASE DATE: November 14, 2017
PUBLISHER: Martini & Olive
PAGES: Approx. 300
BLITZ COORDINATED BY:
InkSlinger PR

BOOK BLURB:
Outwardly, Noah Carter is riding high as the tech world’s hottest new genius. Inside, he’s still reeling from the abduction of his wife and baby daughter eight years ago, and then the devastating discovery of his child’s body. For years, he kept up hope that his wife was alive, but now that she’s been declared legally dead, he’s thrown himself even more deeply into his work, cutting himself off from emotional ties because they just hurt too damn much.

Then he meets Kiki Porter, an eternal optimist with a killer work ethic and dreams of fronting a band. And everything changes. Even though he tries his damnedest to fight it…

Sexually, they are combustible together. But their true fire is emotional, though it is a slow to burn. But once it lights, it is all consuming. The relationship grows emotionally, the sex is hot, things are good.

But just when it’s looking like they might have a real future together, the past comes back to haunt them. And Noah’s going to have to decide what he’s willing to give up for love …

All Wicked Novels Stand Alone


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Amazon | Amazon UK | B&N | iBooks | iBooks UK | Kobo | Kobo UK



EXCERPT

Time to heal.

Somehow, though, he never found the enthusiasm. Or maybe that was just an excuse. Another way of punishing himself for walking away from the woman he loved in favor of the woman he’d owed.

And since he’d never have either of them again, he needed to kick his own ass, pick up the pieces of his life, and start building something real. After all, there wasn’t a tech gadget he couldn’t design, build, or repair. So why was he so clueless when it came to his own damn life?

It was time, and it would be easy. Painless even, because God knew Evie embodied everything he admired in a woman. Strength. Intelligence. Ambition. Humor. Beauty. She was as desirable as Lyle had promised and obviously enthusiastic. 

In other words, he was all out of excuses.

He stood up, intending to tell her to lead the way. But the words that came out of his mouth shocked them both. “I’m sorry, Evie,” he said. “You’ve been wonderful, but I have an early meeting, and I should probably get home.”

“Oh.” He’d surprised her as she was rising, and now she teetered awkwardly on her heels, as if his unexpected words would physically topple her. 

He reached out a hand to steady her, and for the briefest moment, he considered pulling her close and fighting his way past his hesitation. She was everything he should want in a woman—with the unfortunately insurmountable problem that she wasn’t what he wanted at all. Or, rather, she wasn’t who he wanted.

Goddamn him. 
Goddamn his stupid, unrealistic fantasies.
And while he was at it, goddamn Kiki, too.

He was being an idiot and unfair, and he knew it. An idiot, because he’d made his choice to walk away from Kiki long ago, and he knew damn well that he’d shattered her in the process. Even if he could have seen his way clear to look her up after all these years, he’d forfeited his right to come crawling back.

Unfair, because not ten minutes ago he’d been ready to take the plunge with Evie, and yet here he was, dodging and shifting like a damn coward, trying to swim up out of the deep black ocean of loss and pain. A familiar pain that wrapped him like a blanket, so cloying it was almost comfortable. And he knew damn well that there was only one way to fight it—he needed to take the girl to her room and try to fuck the darkness out of him.

The way he’d done with countless other women.

The way that never worked like it should. That only dulled the sharp edges of his pain, but added no light to the darkness.

That wasn’t what he wanted. Not anymore. One of the reasons he’d moved to Austin was to heal, after all. To heal, and to break bad habits.

Still, it was tempting, and it took more strength than he expected to shake his head again and say very gently, “I really am sorry. I’m not … ready.” She’d been polite enough not to mention the tragedy in his past, but he was certain that Lyle must have at least told her that he’d lost his wife and daughter. Hopefully, that softened the blow of rejection.

She’d regained her footing, and now she stepped back, her forehead creased as her eyes flicked over him, expertly assessing him as she would a witness. “It’s been almost nine years, I’m told.” The sharp edge of her voice sliced his heart. So much for softening the blow. “If you don’t get ready soon, I can’t help but think you’re going to end up sad and alone.”

With a thin, sympathetic smile, she turned and walked away, leaving him to watch her go and wonder at her perceptiveness. Because she was right. 

He was going to end up sad and alone.

Hell, he already was.





 Wicked Dirty (Stark World, #2)
Wicked Grind (Stark World #1)
Wicked Dirty (Stark World #2)
All Wicked Novels Stand Alone
Purchase at Amazon | B&NiBooks | Kobo

ABOUT THE AUTHOR...


J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and #1 International bestselling author of over seventy novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.

Known primarily for her award-winning and international bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, JK has been praised by RT Bookclub for having “cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swoon for them.” A five time finalist for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award, JK took home the first RITA trophy awarded in the category of erotic romance for her novel, Claim Me (book 2 of her Stark Trilogy). Her books have sold over three million copies and are published in over twenty languages.

In her previous career as an attorney, JK worked as a clerk on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and practiced primarily civil, entertainment and First Amendment litigation in Los Angeles and Irvine, California, as well as in Austin, Texas. She currently lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and two rather spastic cats.


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Friday, November 10, 2017

COMING SOON!! THUMBELINA'S VIRTUE by Geri Glenn is almost here!


In three more days, Thumbelina's Virtue by Geri Glenn will be live!

TITLE: Thumbelina's Virtue
AUTHOR: Geri Glenn
GENRE: Romance
RELEASE DATE: November 13, 2017
PUBLISHER: Geri Glenn
PAGES: Approx. 101
COVER DESIGN: Cover Crush Designs
EDIT BY: Rebel Edit & Design
FORMATTING BY: Shanoff Design

BOOK BLURB:
It’s Astor Bloom’s eighteenth birthday and things aren’t going her way. Enter the gruff and sexy biker to save the day, dubbing her Thumbelina and getting on her very last nerve. 

Before they really get a chance to know each other, his Thumbelina disappears, snatched from her bed as she sleeps. Now Cory’s on a rampage and will stop at nothing to save his girl from the clutches of the evil men that have taken her. 

A dark and modern twist on the age-old fairytale, complete with bikers and plenty of steam.

* This is a novella that was previously published as part of the Fractured Fairytales Anthology. Some modifications have been made to the story. *


Enter my giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card and a signed copy of Thumbelina's Virtue! https://promosimple.com/ps/c546



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