Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Literary Nook Presents A Promo Blitz For Boystown By Jake Biondi


Title: Boystown
Author: Jake Biondi
Genre: M/F & M/M Romance


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The Story BOYSTOWN is the continuing story of several couples living in Chicago's famed BOYSTOWN neighborhood (recently named the country's "most incomparable gay neighborhood" by readers of OUT Traveler Magazine and users of its website).

 The Mancini brothers -- as well as their friends and significant others -- are at the core of BOYSTOWN. 

Emmett Mancini, the youngest of the brothers, is a bright, caring guy whose boyfriend Keith Colgan has a past Emmett knows little about...yet.

 Derek Mancini, and his wife Joyelle, are BOYSTOWN's straight couple...but a recent encounter with hunky Cole O'Brien could have life-altering consequences for Derek.

 And Justin Mancini, the oldest brother, arrives in BOYSTOWN in episode 9 and brings with him a family history that both Emmett and Derek were hoping to forget.

 Before long, BOYSTOWN's newest residents Cole O'Brien and Jesse Morgan find themselves at the core of the drama and intrigue that makes up this adult playground.

 The History BOYSTOWN has a very interesting history. 

Late last Spring, I started to toss around in my head the idea of writing a continuing drama that focused on gay characters. 

I considered some ideas for characters and storylines. 

Then I finally began actually writing BOYSTOWN in June of 2013 as an online story and intended to release one "episode" online per month, each ending in a cliffhanger. 

The story became so popular -- and the online reading audience grew so quickly -- that people from all over the country began to email me demanding to know what happened to their favorite characters and wanting the episodes to be released faster. 

They also had suggestions for future storylines! 

I was surprised and excited by the readers' response to BOYSTOWN and began to write and release installments more quickly.

 By November, I had released 10 episodes and the reading audience had expanded well beyond the borders of America.

 Because of BOYSTOWN's huge success online and the serialized nature of my writing, readers from all over the globe have been able to correspond with me and influence the storylines of the BOYSTOWN saga as I write it. 

It's really exciting to interact with fans in this way.

 I think it's something very unique to BOYSTOWN. 

Readers also suggested that I publish the first 10 episodes as a book rather than leaving them online.

 I took their advice -- and “BOYSTOWN Season One” was published in late November.

 The book is selling very well locally and nationally. 

In the meantime, I have continued to write additional episodes.

 Episodes 11 - 20 will be released this Spring as “BOYSTOWN Season Two.” 

The books are available in local bookstores as well as on amazon.com, bn.com, and through my website www.JakeBiondi.com.

 Fans of BOYSTOWN are the best; they are very dedicated.

 One fan from Massachusetts loves the book so much that she organized an "online book tour" with 20 bloggers from all over the country to promote BOYSTOWN -- all on her own.

 Another reader has created social media accounts to help with promotion. I'm really humbled by and grateful for the kindness and generosity of my readers.

 As I have been working on Episodes 11 - 20, I have "leaked" them to some fans of the series to get their responses and input. 

I love this interactive creative process with my fans. 

The Future I think readers really like that BOYSTOWN is written like a TV series.

 It moves quickly and keeps people on the edges of their seats! 

And now the BOYSTOWN team is working to bring BOYSTOWN to television or the internet. 

When my friend Aaron Savvy, who is a model, personal trainer, and actor living in Los Angeles, read the book, he called me right away and said, "We have to get this made into a TV series."

 What's interesting is that I created one of the characters with Aaron in mind, but I didn't tell him which character until after he read the book.

 Luckily, he identified the character right away and has been working ever since to promote the book and bring it to people in the entertainment industry who may be interested in bringing it to television or the internet. 

Aaron appears on the cover of the book.

 Then actor Billy Santoro became interested in the project as well. 

Billy expressed an interest in playing one of the characters and has also been working hard to get the book into the hands of entertainment executives. 

In the process, we have become good friends, which has been great.

 He has been so proactive about giving the book to directors and producers he knows.

 Another actor, Boston Miles, first learned about BOYSTOWN when he saw people talking about it on Twitter and Facebook.

 So he ordered a copy on his own and read it -- and then got in touch with me.

 He immediately recognized the huge potential of the project and offered to assist me in any way he could. 

So he is also promoting the book and interested in appearing in the television version. 

Most recently, I was excited to welcome actor DeMarco Majors onto the BOYSTOWN team. 

DeMarco is a phenomenal guy who also realized the potential for BOYSTOWN and has already been in contact with producers, directors, managers, and other actors to make the dream of turning BOSTOWN into a series a reality. 

He has such a great sense of "vision" and really pushes me to consider things from a variety of points of view.

 Things are moving very quickly and I am really excited.

 All of this has happened in less than 8 months…and the future of BOYSTOWN will surely be a bright one. 


Excerpt:

Ben and Jacqueline

Later that evening, after her shopping spree, Jacqueline was sitting at the bar in the first floor lounge of her hotel. She was having a martini and talking occasionally to the bartender. Mostly, she was just taking in the scene and relaxing after her hectic day. “This one is good,” she told the bartender about her martini. “Like it better than the first one?” he asked. “I thought you might.” “Yes, but they are strong,” she smiled. “Well, you get your money’s worth from me,” he joked. The bartender stepped away for a moment and Jacqueline pulled Max’s business card out of her pocket. 

She stared at it for a while and finally took out her phone. She dialed Max’s cell number, but hesitated before pressing the “call” button. The bartender walked back over. “Not sure if you should call the guy, huh?” Jacqueline smiled. “How did you know?” “Happens often at the bar this time of night,” the bartender smiled. “My advice? If you’re not completely sure, don’t do it.” Jacqueline smiled and then put her phone and Max’s business card into her purse. “You’re probably right. Thanks.” “That’s what bartenders are for.” He smiled and stepped away to greet a man who was sitting down at the bar, several seats away from Jacqueline. It was Ben Donovan, dressed handsomely in a suit and tie. He took his seat and ordered a Cosmopolitan from the bartender. As the bartender prepared the cocktail, Ben made eye contact with Jacqueline. She smiled, then looked away. 

“Thanks,” Ben told the bartender, handing him a credit card. “I’ll start a tab.” The bartender took the card and walked back to his cash register. Then he went back over to Jacqueline. “So you’re in town for a few days?” the bartender asked. “Yes,” Jacqueline replied. “Long weekend with my son. He’s out with a friend tonight. I figured I’d call it an early night. Especially after these martinis you’ve made me.” Ben got up and walked over to Jacqueline. “Not too early, I hope.” Jacqueline smiled. “Mind if I sit down?” “Go right ahead,” Jacqueline said. She was intrigued by the sexy stranger. “I’m Shawn,” Ben lied, as he extended his hand to Jacqueline. “Hello, Shawn. I’m Jacqueline. It’s nice to meet you.” Jacqueline turned on her stool to face Ben, who sat down and faced her. 

“Pleasure’s mine,” Ben said. “Are you visiting from out of town? I overheard you talking to the bartender.” “Yes,” Jacqueline smiled. “I’m in town for the weekend. With my son.” “Excellent. Great time of year to visit Chicago.” Jacqueline finished her drink and Ben signaled to the bartender. “Let me get another for my friend here.” “Oh no, I shouldn’t,” Jacqueline said. “Aw come on. Have a drink with me. I’m enjoying talking to you,” Ben smiled as he indicated to the bartender to bring Jacqueline another drink. “Well, okay. But just one more,” Jacqueline said. “Whatever you say,” Ben smiled. The bartender put Jacqueline’s fresh drink on the bar in front of her. Then Ben and she lifted their glasses and touched them together. 


Author Bio:

Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, Jake Biondi fell in love with "The Windy City" at an early age. He left the Chicago area for four years to attend the University of Notre Dame, from which he graduated with degrees in English and Business. 

He was awarded the university’s prestigious William Mitchell Award for Playwriting. Upon graduating from Notre Dame, Biondi returned to Chicago where he attended and graduated from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law. 

He has been living in Chicago's Boystown neighborhood for over 20 years. While studying literature, Biondi became a huge fan of Charles Dickens whose novels were originally released in installments, each ending in a cliffhanger to keep readers coming back for more. 

Because of his love of those novels as well as television dramas such as Dynasty, Knots Landing, Dallas, and Revenge, Jake Biondi decided to create a serialized saga for contemporary audiences. Thus, BOYSTOWN was born.

 Biondi began BOYSTOWN in June of 2013 as an online story and intended to release one "episode" online per month, each ending in a cliffhanger. The story became so popular -- and the online reading audience grew so quickly -- that people from all over the country began to email him demanding to know what happened to their favorite characters and wanting the episodes to be released faster.

 They also had suggestions for future storylines! Biondi was surprised and excited by the readers' response to BOYSTOWN and began to write and release installments more quickly. By November, Biondi had released 10 episodes and his reading audience had expanded well beyond the borders of America. Because of BOYSTOWN's huge success online and the serialized nature of Biondi's writing, readers from all over the globe have been able to correspond with Biondi and influence the storylines of the BOYSTOWN saga as Biondi writes it.

 Readers also suggested that Biondi publish the first 10 episodes as a book rather than leaving them online. He took their advice -- and “BOYSTOWN Season One” was published in late November. The book is selling very well locally and nationally.

 In the meantime, Biondi has continued to write additional episodes. Episodes 11 - 20 will be released this Spring as “BOYSTOWN Season Two.” Because of the popularity of the book, people have suggested that BOYSTOWN be turned into a television series. Biondi has begun to reach out to television networks and producers -- and their response has been very positive.

 Working with actors and other professionals in the entertainment industry, Biondi hopes to bring BOYSTOWN to television in the near future. 

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Twinsie Talk Book Reviews Presents The Plantation Affair by Gregory Jonathan Scott Blog Tour Stop



Synopsis:

During a time when love between two chaps was not spoken of, Deklan and Logan found a way to bring their affair of the heart to life. One was the white son of a wealthy Plantation owner, and the other a black servant who worked the property to survive. 

This romantic fairytale took place in the deep south of Georgia in the late eighteenth century where horse carriages and kerosene lighted lanterns brought a town to life. Deklan and Logan’s affair was ignited one night with the help of a mysterious man who magically appeared and then disappeared without a trace after leading them into the realms of love.

Love was found, Love was lost and then Love was found again in a spiraling and uplifting fairytale between two lovable beings that were meant to be in love.

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My Review

5 of 5 The Plantation Affair

Deklan & Logan Royal

The Plantation Affair is one of the top ten favorite Gay Romance books I have read this year! I have to say that I am so fan girling Gregory because his writing never ceases to amaze me. I love how he writes with such clarity that as I was reading I could see the plantation and the pear tree and I could picture Deklan and Logan together.

In The Plantation Affair we meet Deklan who comes from a rich family and Logan who is the farm hand and black. Deklan has always known there was something different about himself but he kept it to himself in fear that he would upset his family. Logan lost his father and mother and has no other family so he works on the farm to provide for himself. These two incredible guys could not have come from two different worlds but when they meet sparks fly and the two of them can't deny what they are to each other and how much they need each other.

But in the 1800's men being in love with men was not heard off let alone a white man loving a black man but this is what happened between Deklan and Logan. What is so unique about their story is it had components of the fairy tale Cinderella but so much more. I tell you Gregory has a way of weaving a story and hooking you in and keeping you there and wanting no needing more.

What Deklan and Logan go through is hard on them. They are not supposed to be together and what Deklan is made to do by his family will test their love. Logan will fight like hell to keep his man and Deklan in turn will fight like hell to be with Logan even though he knows they are in for a long and brutal journey. 

But love knows who it wants and the heart will cling to who it wants. This is an amazing story about true love, soul mates, getting through prejudices and learning to live the life you were meant to. Gregory please give me more. I need more romance like this in my life!



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Excerpt:

Logan felt his hands being squeezed by Deklan. “It is you?” Deklan spoke softly. “My striking prince I thought I’d lost. I’ve missed you, Logan.”

Logan looked up at Deklan with a boyish smile that let Deklan know he was the one.

Without losing Logan’s gaze or his grasp, Deklan stood, knocking the chair he was sitting on backward to the floor. It landed with a bang and a chicken balked and flapped away. Deklan stood majestically in front of Logan and asked, “Can I kiss you?”

Logan moved in close and their lips lightly touched. Deklan’s kiss was warm and his touch felt strong. 

Logan was in a place exactly where he wanted to be. The very place he was meant to be.
Deklan pulled Logan closer and the space between them was squeezed away. The hair on Deklan’s chest comforted Logan when pressed up against him

“I’ve missed you so much, Logan.” Deklan quietly whispered in Logan’s ear and his warm breath made him crumble.

The back window was open, the moon was full and a cooling breeze coming in from the river out back softly circled them like a palm frond generates wind. They went on kissing and Deklan drew Logan even closer with clasped hands against his jaw. Deklan’s tongue turned to fire and this time there was nothing hesitant about his enthusiastic quest to take what was his.

There was no holding back.

Logan gave in as Deklan pulled him closer. Both quickly went firm.......




You can find Gregory Jonathan Scott on facebook

Gregory Jonathan Scott was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan where he met and shared a life with Scott that began just out of high school. Meeting by chance in Grand Rapids before relocating to South Florida where they live now with their lovable Shetland sheepdog and a sweet stray cat that showed up one day and decided to make their house a home.

As a child, Gregory was always told he had a creative imagination and the artistic ability to turn a blank canvas into an eye catching work of art. Shortly after high school graduation, and together with his true love Scott, discovered the thrill of pottery and ceramic art. Here is where the two of them opened a business for ceramists that quickly exploded before their eyes as the number one location for any hobbyist, storefront and scholastic industry looking for supplies related to ceramics and pottery. During this time, Gregory was approached by art magazines to write short articles and educational columns pertaining to the ceramic artistry. Captivating readers by his writing style grew fast, which ignited his desire to express himself further. From there, it began. Finding a love for writing, alongside his artistic hand, gave him inspiration to design and write this M/M romance Novel.

Gregory Jonathan Scott mostly enjoys writing M/M suspense novels mixed with bouts of Romance.

Gregory and Scott are still together and are currently enjoying home life in South Florida.

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

The Temptation Series By S.M. Donaldson Interview & Giveaway

S.M. Donaldson has created one of the moist amazing series I have read in a long time. The Temptation Series takes us through the lives of three couples that come together and share their lives with friends and families. They have been through so much together and alone. The discover things they never knew and some will sacrifice a lot to protect the ones they love.

Today we have the gang here for an interview and what an interview it is.

They are also giving away some serious prizes so check out the interview and giveaway!

Today we have some special guests on Kaidans seduction. Boy oh boy calm down boys no rowdy rough housing in here **wink wink** Girls how do you do it? Lord Cade stop horsing around before Daria kicks your ass and the interview has not even started. (Cade laughing and winking at Daria because she is giving him the stink eye) Come on in guy’s thanks for coming on such short notice but your readers – stalkers (me being one of them) has missed you guys so much.

So Gabby & Linc, Anna & Russ, Cade & Daria can you tell us readers what has been going on since we last saw you?

Anna: Just life you know. Kids, work, laundry.

Russ: Amazing sex. (Russ wags his eyebrows)

Cade: Shut it. (With a Stern Look)

Gabby: (Rolling her eyes) Really guys chill out. We obviously have some new additions coming soon. (Patting her belly and looking at Daria)

(Linc and Daria are quiet.)

Gabby how are you and Linc doing? How is married life treating you? Is Linc the perfect husband? (Linc rolling his eyes as if to say HELL YES I am the perfect husband) Gabby: Wow that’s a lot of questions. Linc and I are wonderful. Married life is great Marshall really keeps us on our toes, Linc is a great husband. He, Russ and Cade are going to be coaching the kids T-ball team this year. He helps out a lot around the house so I don’t get overwhelmed. 

Linc how is married life treating you? Can you tell us readers what Gabby means to you? We know you love her but can you share your deepest feelings for her with us? What are your plans for the future with Gabby? Linc: Wow you are really loaded with the questions today huh. Life is good. Gabby is my world along with Marshall and the new baby. It’s weird how your life changes after kids. She is the mother of my children and one of the smartest people I know. I love her with every fiber of my being.

Russ: (Coughing) Pussy. (As Anna slaps his arm.)

Linc: My future plans with her include a long happy life full of orgasms. (Now Gabby pops Linc’s arm.)

Russ (rolling his eyes in anticipation for what I am going to ask him bawhahaha he better be worried because I have been known to put a man on the spot) Russ stop fidgeting I promise to not ask any crazy question because I already know Anna is no joke and she will take you out. But what I really want to know is how hard was it to cash in your player card for Anna and do you miss it? (Russ gets up and says he is not going to answer that. Russ says why can’t you ask something else? I say because we want to know the answer to that question) Russ: (He slumps back down in the chair) Fine. Yes I was a player, but when I laid eyes on Anna for the first time. In her little sweater set and khaki skirt. I knew right then that she could be my undoing. After she treated me like a person and not the way most girls treated me. They say men treat women like a meat market but it’s really girls. I’ve been fondled and groped and had women old enough to be my mother say some of the things to me back then scarred me for life. Anyway. She treated me like I was one of the most important people in her world. It also helps that she started giving me lots of sex and naughty pictures of her. (Anna is slapping at him with a death glare.)

Cade: (Jumping up) Damn it Russ I can’t listen to that shit.

Anna when did you know you could not live without Russ? When did your feelings change for him? What does the future hold for you guys? Anna: I thought Russ was really hot when I first met him. (Russ smiles with a mischievous grin.) But I knew he was a male whore, so I wanted to be his friend. (Snickers around the room) Once I moved in after everything that happened with Jack and started having nightmares. The fact that Russ would just hold me and comfort me meant a lot. I think my feelings changed for him the first time he made me come.

(Mouths drop open around the room and Cade spits water out of his nose. Russ smiles as if to say “That’s right”.)

Anna: Everybody chill out damn. Also, when he went with me to the doctor to get my birth control and be tested since I couldn’t use condoms. That’s a big step for a college guy it really meant a lot and was very sweet. I see us having maybe one or two more kids. Emma needs siblings and we plan on living a long healthy life.

Russ: Because we are going to be those old people who need life alert bracelets for breaking a hip while having sex.

Cade: Really man.

Cade….. Cade….. Cade…. (Cade looking at me with a death glare. I stare back and wink ;) ) Cade how are things for you right now? With the baby on the way and your new found siblings how are you doing with all these new things? Are you letting Daria out the house yet (wining because Cade is VERY protective of HIS Daria) How are things with you and your mom? Have you spoken to your father? Cade: Wow you are loaded with questions. Things are great with the new baby on the way. Madison is excited about being a big sister. Meeting my siblings has been awesome. At first it was weird but they grew on me instantly. Scarlet plans on coming over when we have the baby. Gable is doing a small music tour with his band. I’m trying to not be so over protective of Daria, but it’s hard. My Mom is great she’s engaged to Gabby and Anna’s dad. As far as my father. I haven’t spoken to that sorry asshole since he and my mom divorced and I don’t plan to.

Daria love how are you doing? You look FANTASTIC for getting ready to have a child. How is Cade treating you? How is everything coming along with the preparations for this baby? Are you nervous or is Cade more nervous than you? How do you feel about Cade’s new siblings? What are you and Cade’s future plans? Um okay. (She laughs.) Cade is always more nervous than me. I’ll be surprised if he lets Maddie go to school without him. Everything is ready for this baby. I’m ready for this baby. I’m tired of feeling like I may die from heat exhaustion at any given moment. Cade always treats me good. He can be a typical male ass at times but I can be a real bitch at times so it’s all good. Scarlet and Gable are great, I’m happy for Cade and his family. Our future plans are to take what life gives us and work with it. I don’t make long range plans it’s too crazy. So my plans for today are to go to the grocery store on the way home from here. That’s my plans for today.

Girls this is for you can you tell us one thing you love about your man and wouldn’t change for anything.

Gabby: Linc’s ability to always brighten my day and treat me like a princess. He brought me out of a really bad place I was in when we met. I was heading down a road with a lot of mistakes and he showed me how I should be treated.

Anna: Okay. I’m going to be honest here. I love Russ and he’s an amazing person, but he’s also a VERY generous lover.

Daria: I think I just threw up a little in my mouth Anna. Cade is so protective over the things and people he loves and even though he drives me crazy at times, I love that part about him. 

Guys how about you what is it about the girls that you love?

Linc: The fact that Gabby is stronger and tougher than almost any man I know, but in the same moment she can be the most gentle and loving person I know. Also she has an amazing ass.

Russ: (HE wags his eyebrows) I love the fact that I’ve been Anna’s one and only. The fact that she trusted me with that is awesome and made me feel like I was worthy of her. (He looks at Anna who is tearing up.) Now can I get some nookie before we pick Emma up? (She pops his arm muttering something about Jackass.)

Cade: Daria’s strength amazes me everyday. She has been through so much in her life and survived. She does so much work with the youth in this town, victims of sexual violence and drug addicts. She’s just an amazing woman.

Can you guys tell us one secret about yourselves we haven’t read about? (Everyone is grumbling, I don’t think they liked that question to tough ;) )

Gabby: I eat Dorito and mayo sandwiches.

Linc: I use Gabby’s shaving gel it makes my face so soft. (Laughter from around the room.)

Anna: I used to get Cade and Gabby in trouble when we were little by saying that they wouldn’t let me play with them. Just so we’d all have to go inside.

Russ: I’m not allowed to sample food at Sam’s club after an altercation with the sample guy over sausage.

Daria: My secrets have all been ousted. Sorry guys, what few I have left I can’t say to anyone.

Cade: When the girls made those penis cookies that time. I ate all the left over ones. They were really good.

(The girls laugh and the guys give a disgusted look.”

Guys and Gals thank you for stopping by and sharing your time with us. I hope we get more of you guys soon because I am sure there is more to tell! 

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Lying with Temptation Book Description:

Gabby Lewis is your all American girl, she’s athletic, smart, and gorgeous and doesn’t have a clue that she is. She’s always been a very loyal friend and popular by association, until the end of her high school senior year when her best friend and the guy she thinks she’s in love with betray her. The worse part of it is that her business and embarrassment become the talk of the entire small town she lives in. She takes an early admission to college along with her best guy friend Cade; she’s going to turn over a new leaf in life.

Linc Addison is a star athlete and one of the most sought out quarter backs in the Southeastern United States. He’s the boy next door, who feels like his entire life he’s been used for his talents mainly by his father. The only person he’s ever really been able to count on is his cousin Russ. His high school girlfriend, cheated on him constantly, but wanted to keep him around so she could keep the correct social status. Now that he’s rid his life of her, he’s moved on to welcome the college life.

The day Linc walked in his coed dorm room and saw Gabby unpacking he felt like he’d won the lottery and lost his ability to make complete sentences. She turned around to see one of the most gorgeous creatures she thinks God has ever put on this Earth. Can they break down each others walls, and find the peace they seek with each other; can they take on all of the temptations and obstacles that come their way? This is the first book in the Temptation Series… 

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My Review

5 of 5 Lying With Temptation

Lying With Temptation is an incredible story about love, loss, and growing up. This story had me laughing and crying and screaming at my Kindle like a loony girl because there was so much going on and so much done to a good person that it reminded me of my high school days and how girls can be cruel and back stabbers. You have to be careful who your friends are. They say keep your friends close but your enemies closer but I say keep everyone close because your best friend can destroy you with the secrets you share with them.

In this case we meet strong, funny, sassy, and gorgeous Gabby who is best friends with Elle. Elle is a hot mess because she sleeps with every guy she wants to and she does not care. So Gabby protects Elle from the other girls who want to kick her butt but then Elle breaks the girl code by sleeping with the one guy Gabby has always wanted Reece. Gabby gives Reece her V card and he just blabs to everyone that she was not good and then turns around and starts sleeping with Elle. Elle and Reece decide they are going to have a relationship right under Gabby's nose. But when Gabby finds out she ends her friendship with Elle and decides to start college early because Reece has started rumors about her losing her V card to him. So Gabby and her best friend Cade decide to start college early.

Cade has football practice so he and Gabby are going to hang out and work out. Then Gabby meets her roommates and holy shiz when she sees Linc she is caught off guard by his looks and his personality. To Linc Gabby is his angel but he has been burned to and he is very cautious when it comes to girls but he is at college with his cousin and his best friend Russ who is a man whore so Linc decides he will hang out with Gabby while Russ goes out. Soon Gabby and Linc form a bond that is inseparable. As Gabby and Linc find their way to each other through the pain they find that there is a rainbow at the end of the rain storm.

Come along and read the greatest love story I have ever read! Team Linc all the way!

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Acting on Temptation Book Description:

Anna Lewis is just tired. She’s tired of being predictable. She’s tired of khaki skirts, sweater sets and pearls. She’s tired of her overbearing mother trying to push the Perfect boyfriend on her. She wants to stand up for herself do normal things kids her age do. She’s eighteen not thirty-eight. With her mother still on her case, an ex-boyfriend who’s an ass that won’t leave her alone, it’s not going to be easy.

She was ready to move on with her life, leave the step-ford wife her mother was trying to turn her into behind. The only way she sees of doing that is going off to college. She’s always admired the strength that her sister Gabby radiates and wishes she could be more like her. After Gabby asks her to come to college with her and live in the house with her and her roommates how can she turn it down?

Russ Addison has pretty much always been a football star. Going to college with that status could get him any girl he wants, with no strings attached. That is until he was introduced to her. He was in pure awe over the angel he met last year, Anna Lewis. He was both excited and scared about the possibility of living with her. Her sister and everyone else in the house had threatened him and his balls to stay clear of anything romantic with Anna.

He would just have to stay away from her in the romantic sense and be her friend…Her best damn friend. Because he knows he’ll never be good enough to be anything more to her. After everyone is moved in and ready to start the fall semester, Russ starts to figure out that everything may not be what it seems with Anna. He also realizes that he can’t stay away from her no matter how much he tries.

Anna knows she can’t seem to have enough time with Russ and she can’t help but wonder why he thinks so little of himself. Will they be able to stay away from each other or will they have to act on the temptation of each other. 

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My Review

5 of 5 Acting On Temptation

Acting On Temptation is an amazing follow up to Lying With Temptation. I mean I love sequels because I want to know what is going on but this is an EPIC sequel of Russ and Anna. 

Please do not read this review unless you have read Lying With Temptation. I have to give a few spoilers to make a point and I don't want to ruin it for anyone. 

As we get into Acting On Temptation we start with Russ and Anna's story. Russ was a man whore and hardcore partyer always trying to get his cousin and best friend Linc the golden boy to follow but last year Linc met Gabby who is Anna's sister and fell in love and the two have been inseparable since. As Anna can't wait to be with her sister Gabby and the gang and away from her controlling mother and her controlling ex-boyfriend Jack. Jack still has not gotten it through his thick head that it is over he tries to force Anna into having a relationship and sexual relationship with him and when she fights back Jack is shocked because Anna flees to her sister and Gabby and the gang rescue her.

This is when Anna and Russ really start to develop their friendship and start to fall head over heels with each other. But life has thrown them some curve balls and they are going to have to fight for their relationship because others don't want them together. As they get closer it gets harder for them to be together but at the end of the day Russ and Anna love each other and they know that in order to be together they are going to have to fight like hell to stay together.

Will they be able to keep a relationship once it gets started or is acting on the temptation the wrong thing to do?

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Excerpt: 

It is also intended for mature audiences 17+

Linc I’ve got to get up and go take a freakin cold shower so I can go to sleep…I can hear her breathing . It’s taking everything I have in me not to crawl over there. I get in the shower and I smell her soap, her shampoo, jeez this girl…I think I’m going to have to move out just so I can date her. After a LONG COLD shower I walk back and climb into bed.

The next morning I wake up to a blood curdling scream. I look over and I don’t see Gabby in the bed. I run out in my boxers about that time Cade is coming out of her bedroom in his boxers. Gabby is in the bathroom screaming, we can hear stuff being thrown around in there, I’m scared someone has came in and is hurting her in there. Cade and I try to open the door but it’s locked… Cade yell’s at her, “Gabby what’s wrong open the damn door!” She still screaming, I look at Cade and he looks at me we both throw our shoulders into the door breaking the frame so we can get in.

We both stop suddenly as we bust in. Cade looks at Gabby, “Fuck Really Gabby! A damn mouse you had me and Linc break the door for a fucking mouse!” I was about to be pissed too until I saw her up on the vanity in nothing but a towel. She’s mad, “Cade get it out of here, you know I hate those things.” Cade rubs his head, “I should leave you in here with it Gabby, why didn’t you just run out of the bathroom?” “Well because it was blocking the door.”

Synopsis:

Daria Jones has been trying for almost seven years to get over her past. After starting college, finding an awesome group of friends and falling in love she thinks she has finally accomplished just that. When she’s drug back to face her past and the dangers that it entails, she comes to the realization that she can never have the normal life that others do. That the love of her life and her friends are better off without her.

Cade Johnson has been compared to a God on the football field. He had pretty much always been a player on and off the field. He had been called a man-whore but it never bothered him. Part of his past made him afraid that he could never truly commit to one person. That is until after starting college he meets his best friend Gabby’s roommate. He loves the feisty no holds barred person that is Daria Jones. After a couple of great years together he figures out Daria has some secrets. Secrets are a deal breaker for him. Since she won’t share her past he calls it quits. That is when they are both attacked.

Waking up to a life without Daria isn’t what Cade ever wanted to envision for himself. He has turned into a bitter lonely man. He has come to the conclusion that he’ll never have that kinda love again. Just then Daria shows back up in his life. Can they keeping fighting the temptation of their love and attraction? Can he convince Daria that she deserves love like everyone else?

This is the Third and Final Chapter in the Temptation Series.

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My Review

5 of 5 Fighting Temptation Daria & Cade

Fighting Temptation Lord where to begin..... I LOVED LOVED LOVED Cade and Daria's story. It has been a whirlwind of reading for me in this series. I mean S.M. captures your heart and she never lets it go. I feel so invested in these characters just like they were best friends I hung out with all the time.

Cade has finally opened his heart up to Daria and let her all the way in only for her to disappear and tell him she needs space. He doesn't like it one bit but he is determined to give her her space and in this he will do whatever it takes to get Daria back in his life on a more permanent basis. Cade is determined to have her in his bed in his house and all over him but what can he do to make Daria realize he is for real and he loves her and no matter what the go through he is going to be there for her.

Lord help me Daria my heart breaks for her because lets face it her father is a douche extraordinaire who used his daughter and got her hurt. But Daria took a chance on Cade and gave him her heart but she fears her past may destroy him so she backs off. That is hard to do when the boy won't stay away. Daria knows she wants and needs Cade but fear is a bitch and when it plays out and something happens to her and Cade she knows she is willing to do whatever it takes to keep him safe. Even if it means staying away from him which is proving to be more difficult by the moment.

In this epic conclusion to the series we get to see who stayed together and who parted ways and most importantly we get to see what true love and true friendship is all about. Will Cade and Daria get their HEA......... you will have to read it to find out!

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Cade’s POV

Pulling into to Daria’s parking area, I notice all of the security cameras and a few security guards. I’m glad her dad at least took that into consideration. Considering that, if it wasn’t for his ass, she wouldn’t need all of this. Her life wouldn’t be nearly as complicated as it is. 

I knock on her front door, but she doesn’t answer. Maybe she’s in the bathroom or something. I use her code after I open the door. 

“Daria?”

No answer. I hear the shower running. I should wait out here, but I can’t. I think about her naked body all soapy. 

I slip into her bathroom and quietly pull open the shower door. I get the biggest turn on of my life. She’s standing there with her leg on the bench, rubbing her clit. I can’t help myself 

“Ahem.”

She spins around. “What the hell?”

“Would you like some help?”

*****

After we’ve both gotten off in the shower, we take our time drying each other off. 

I hear a buzzer. “Daria, do you hear that?”

“Oh shit! The pizza. I forgot. It must be my security guy.” 

She steps out into the hall where there is an intercom. “Yes?”

“Ms. Jones, there is a delivery from Jo Jo’s Pizza. Did you want us to send him to your door?”

“Yes. That will be fine. Thank you.”

I pull on my boxers and lounge pants. Looking over at her, I tell her, “I’ll get the door.”

She smiles, towel drying her hair. “Okay, I laid some money with a coupon thing on the counter in there. They owe me a free pizza since mine was cold and turned bottom side up the last time they delivered.”

I shake my head and leave the bathroom, pulling my shirt on at the same time. I answer the door, put the pizza on the counter in the kitchen, and search for plates and cups. I look around her kitchen, I know Daria; those things are normally in close proximity to the microwave. Jackpot. 

I check the fridge to see what she has to drink. Yep just as I suspected a fridge full of Dr. Pepper. I grab a couple and set them on the table. She walks in the kitchen wearing a pair of Betty Boop pajamas. Damn, I want to rip her clothes off again. 

Daria’s POV

By the time we reach the apartment, I know Cade is about to blow, so I stop. I tuck him back in his boxer briefs and smile. Once he stops the car, he’s out and around by the time I’m stepping out. He picks me up and throws me over his shoulder caveman style, running into the apartment. As we make our way through the foyer, he pulls my boots off while I’m still slung over his shoulder. Once we get into the bedroom, he sets me down on my feet. I spin around and grind my hips into his erection.

“Oh, lil girl, you better not start playing these games.”

I work my top over my head, and then I start on the jeans. I bend over in front of him with my best porn star pose, pulling at my ass cheeks. “What games do you mean?”

He smacks me on the ass. “Your little teasing games.” He grabs me from behind, nibbling and biting on my neck. “These are cute. Are they new?”

“Oh, you win the boyfriend award for noticing the new lingerie.”

“What kind of prize do I get?”

“I can come up with a few.” I turn around and face him. “When did you take off your clothes?”

He grins. “You aren’t the only one with stripper skills, baby.”

He flips the clasp on my bra and it comes open. I slide it off my shoulders. He picks me up and tosses me on the bed. I squeal as he settles over me. He kisses me gently, making each one count. 

About the Author: 

S.M. Donaldson is a wife and mother based on the Gulf Coast of the Florida Panhandle. She’s funny, sarcastic and has been known to have a potty mouth. She’s worked in many different fields in her life but, she has always dreamed of writing short stories and books. She recently penned her first series of novels Sam’s Choice and Sam’s Fight for Freedom. She is currently working on The Temptation Series.

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Let In Romance Books Presents Emma's Home (Fairfield Series, Book 1) By Maryann Jordan





Beautiful Emma Dodd has always taken care of everyone. She raised her niece when they were orphaned and she cares for the students that she works with. Deciding to move to Fairfield where her niece now lives, she was hoping to finally find a place to call home.

 Jake Campbell, was gorgeous enough to catch any woman’s eye, but he had a hard time finding the right one for him. A Fairfield detective, he lives with his mother to help care for her since she was diagnosed with a debilitating disease. 

After meeting Emma, he knows he has met the woman of his dreams. Now he just has to convince the independent Emma that it is time someone took care of her. While helping one of her students, Emma becomes suspicious of criminal activity in her new town.

 Will Jake be able to save Emma in time for them to build a life together? "Emma’s eyes shot up to Jake’s face. 

The face that kisses her so sweetly and whispers to her in the night. The face that calls her name when he comes inside of her.

 Now that face is so angry and his rage is focused on her. She could feel her chin begin to wobble, knowing tears were soon to follow. Jake was aware of the change in her, felt her breathing hitch, and some of his ire release. 

Knowing that she needed reassurance he took her face gently in his powerful hands. “Emma girl, I’m not mad at you. I’m mad that someone is fucking with the woman I love.

 Someone has threatened you, scared you, and I didn’t know that was happening. And a man like me, does not like to find out that his woman is being fucked over. 

So baby, we need to know what’s goin’ on.” Emma looked around at the room full of people, people that she knew cared about her. She had wanted to figure things out on her own and as much as she considered herself to be a strong woman, she was afraid. 

And now…. with someone trying to get inside her house, she was even more afraid. Looking down, she realized she was wringing her hands, trying to stop the shaking. “Emma,” Jake said again softly, knowing that she was still in shock.

 “Tell us about the notes.” Emma looked up into the baby blues that contained so much emotion; anger, fear, love. She knew she needed to trust that he would forgive her secretiveness and allow him to take care of her. 

Emma’s eyes shot up to Jake’s face.

 The face that kisses her so sweetly and whispers to her in the night. The face that calls her name when he comes inside of her. Now that face is so angry and his rage is focused on her. 

She could feel her chin begin to wobble, knowing tears were soon to follow. Jake was aware of the change in her, felt her breathing hitch, and some of his ire release. Knowing that she needed reassurance he took her face gently in his powerful hands.

 “Emma girl, I’m not mad at you. I’m mad that someone is fucking with the woman I love. Someone has threatened you, scared you, and I didn’t know that was happening. And a man like me, does not like to find out that his woman is being fucked over. 

So baby, we need to know what’s goin’ on.” Emma looked around at the room full of people, people that she knew cared about her. She had wanted to figure things out on her own and as much as she considered herself to be a strong woman, she was afraid. And now…. with someone trying to get inside her house, she was even more afraid.

 Looking down, she realized she was wringing her hands, trying to stop the shaking. “Emma,” Jake said again softly, knowing that she was still in shock.

 “Tell us about the notes.” Emma looked up into the baby blues that contained so much emotion; anger, fear, love. She knew she needed to trust that he would forgive her secretiveness and allow him to take care of her."

 


**I really enjoyed how she used so many emotions through out the book. I giggled and cried. I fell in love with all the characters. This story is about family, love, and finding your home.

 **This first novel by Maryann Jordan is so refreshing. It combines a passionate love story with a little mystery mixed in! Both of these combined makes for a story you cannot put down!

 **Absolutely LOVED this book! I had the honor to beta read Emma's Home, and I was blown away! This is a very down to earth and realistic story that will touch your heart. Not only is it steamy sexy but the challenges that Emma faces would be completely overwhelming to others. If you are looking for a book that has a very strong female lead, this is the book!!

 **I also love all the surrounding characters in Jake and Emma's lives. They are so supportive and funny. They bring so much life into the book as well. I have to say that I was surprised by the plot twist. I was not expecting anything like that to come into play in this book. However, I LOVED it. It broke this book away from all the other typical romances that are out there. 

**Maryann has done an amazing job with Emma's home. Not only did she give us our love story but she gave us drama suspense and a little mystery. I loved the story from the first chapter. This story makes u smile laugh and hurt with the characters you are pulled into the story and crave to see what happens next. It's truly a must read.

 **I truly LOVED this book. The story of Emma and Jake was super sexy and heart warming. Loved Jake's protectiveness. Loved Emma's independence. And the other characters were awesome as well and can't wait to catch up on them. Ladies, if you wear panties, leave 'em off, Jake will just melt them right off!! 


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I have always been an avid reader.

 Last year I started a blog to showcase wonderful writers.

 In 2014, I finally gave in to the characters in my head pleading for their story to be told.

 Thus, Emma's Home was created. 

I work as a counselor in a high school and have been involved in education for the past 30 years.

 I have been married to a wonderfully patient man for 32 years and have 2 adult, very supportive daughters.

 When writing, my dog or one of my cats will usually be found in my lap! I love to hear from readers, so please email me! 


When We Fall By Kendall Ryan Release Date May 26, 2014


Book Description: 

In this third and final installment of the much loved When I Break series, Knox and McKenna’s relationship has reached a critical impasse. 

The mistakes and secrets of their pasts have caught up to them and threaten their future happiness.

 Can McKenna trust that Knox’s sexual addiction is behind him and make a life with this beautifully troubled man?

 And when Knox reveals the full truth about his past, will McKenna be able to put her own fears aside and accept him?

When We Fall is the conclusion to Knox and McKenna’s story. It will be released May 26, 2014

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What happens when a sex addict falls for a virgin? 

**Warning** 

This book is intended for a mature reading audience and contains adult language and themes. Contains a stubborn alpha male with addiction issues and loads of sexual tension between two damaged characters. Read at your own risk.

Knox Bauer's life has unraveled to the point of no return. Fighting to fill the emptiness inside himself, he seeks solace in unfamiliar beds with unfamiliar women. As guardian to his three younger brothers, he can't seem to do a thing right. But this can't go on...they look up to him in every way and all he’s done lately is prove how messed up he really is. Needing a change, he attends a local Sex Addicts Anonymous meeting, where he finds himself tempted by the alluring instructor, McKenna.

Twenty-one year old McKenna is trying to make amends. After losing her parents in a horrific accident, she knows if she can just be good enough, maybe she can forgive herself for what happened. With her newly acquired degree in counseling, she begins leading a sex addicts group where she meets the troubled Knox and her life takes on complications she never bargained for. She doesn't have time for a bad boy who only wants to take her to bed, even if her body disagrees. The fixer in her wants to help, but trusting Knox's true motivations might take more courage than she has.

When I Break is book 1 in a new series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Kendall Ryan. When I Surrender, book 2, will be available April 7, 2014. Please note this is not a standalone, as the story continues in book 2.

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**Warning**

This book is intended for a mature reading audience and contains adult language and themes. 

Undaunted by Knox’s complicated history with sexual addiction, McKenna pushes forward in her relationship with this deliciously flawed man. She experiences the highest highs as they discover each other, along with the lowest lows, and worries that his past may not be entirely behind him.

But when a complication from her own past demands attention, she's forced to decide where their relationship is headed, and everything she thought she knew is questioned. 

When I Surrender is book 2 in the WHEN I BREAK series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Kendall Ryan. 

Note: Contains a stubborn alpha male with addiction issues and loads of sexual tension between two damaged characters. Read at your own risk.

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