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    I am thrilled that today is the release date for TEMPTING THE BODYGUARD, the third book in the Gamble Brothers series by J. Lynn. I got the chance to read it just a little bit early and it was a steamy, sexy, totally hot romance. It was my first introduction to the series and as Alana and Chandler’s story was so awesome I just had to pick up the other two books and can’t wait to read them.

    Published by Brazen, an Entangled Publishing imprint, Jennifer L. Armentrout, writing as J. Lynn, delivers a story that is smokin’ hot, so easy to get caught up in, and one that you won’t want to put down.

    While I haven’t yet had the chance to get to know Chandler’s brothers very well, I can say for certain that he is and will continue to be my favorite. He’s rough, dangerous, incredibly sexy. And yes, he likes to get his kink on.

    Whether you’ve read the first two books in this series or not, TEMPTING THE BODYGUARD is a great way to meet the characters. And while it may not be necessary to read TEMPTING THE BEST MAN and TEMPTING THE PLAYER first, you’ll definitely want to read all of them to get to know each of the Gamble brothers and choose your favorite.

    If you’d like to know a little bit more about the books in this series, their details are below with links to places you can find them online. And if you haven’t yet had the chance to read a book by Author Jennifer L. Armentrout, be sure to check out her website for details on all the stories and series she’s written.


    About Tempting the Bodyguard

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    Title: TEMPTING THE BODY GUARD (Gamble Brothers #3)
    Release date: May 12, 2014
    Publisher: Entangled: Brazen
    Pages: 211
    Formats: eBook


    A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint…

    He can protect her from everyone except himself.

    Alana Gore is in danger. A take-no-prisoners publicist, her way with people has made her more than a few enemies over the years, but a creepy stalker is an entirely different matter. She needs a bodyguard, and the only man she can ask is not only ridiculously hot, but reputed to have taste for women that goes beyond adventurous.

    Chandler Gamble has one rule: don’t protect anyone you want to screw. But with Alana, he’s caught between his job and his increasingly hard libido. On one hand, Alana needs his help. On the other, Chandler wants nothing more than to take the hot volcano of a woman in hand. To make her writhe in pleasure, until she’s at his complete mercy.

    She needs protection. He needs satisfaction. And the moment the line is crossed, all hell will break loose…



    About J. Lynn

    Armentrout, Jennifer

    # 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

    Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.

    She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.



    Other Books in the Series

    Tempting the Best ManTitle: TEMPTING THE BEST MAN (Gamble Brothers #1)
    Release date: April 23, 2012
    Publisher: Entangled: Brazen
    Pages: 136
    Formats: eBook, audio



    A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint…

    She’ll make him lose control…

    Madison Daniels has worshipped her brother’s best friend since they were kids. Everyone thinks she and Chase Gamble would make the perfect couple, but there are two major flaws in their logic. 1) Chase has sworn off relationships of any kind, and 2) after blurring the line between friends and lovers for one night four years ago, they can’t stop bickering.

    Forced together for her brother’s wedding getaway, Chase and Madison decide to call a truce for the happy couple. Except all bets are off when they’re forced to shack up in a tacky 70’s honeymoon suite and survive a multitude of “accidents” as the family tries to prove their “spark” can be used than for more than fighting. That is, if they don’t strangle each other first…


    Tempting the PlayerTitle: TEMPTING THE PLAYER (Gamble Brothers #2)
    Release date: October 20, 2012
    Publisher: Entangled: Brazen
    Pages: 205
    Formats: eBook, audio



    A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint…

    He’s a player on and off the field…

    Chad Gamble, all-star pitcher for the Nationals, is one of the best players on—and off—the field. And right now, the notorious bad boy wants Bridget Rodgers. But with her lush curves and snappy comebacks, the feisty redhead is the kind of woman a man wants to settle down with…and that’s the last thing Chad needs.

    When the paparazzi catch them in a compromising position, Chad’s manager issues an ultimatum: clean up his act or kiss his multi-million dollar contract goodbye. To save his career, his meddling publicist says he’ll have to convince everyone Bridget isn’t just his flavor of the week, but his girlfriend.

    Being blackmailed into a fake relationship with Chad Gamble isn’t easy, especially when the sizzling physical attraction between them is undeniable. With a month to go on their arranged pretense, it’s going to take every ounce of willpower they have not to fall into bed together…or in love.


    LOVE, LUCY Book Blast, Guest Post + Giveaway

    I am super excited to help spread the word that LOVE, LUCY by April Lindner is now available to pre-order at Amazon and The Book Depository. While I don’t usually participate in blasts, I can’t wait for its release and just had to share the news.

    LOVE, LUCY releases in January 2015, but until then I am thrilled to share an awesome guest post from Lucy Sommersworth on the Top Ten Things she loves about Italy. It sounds like she had an amazing time and I can’t wait to hear all about it in January.

    If you haven’t yet heard about this amazing-sounding book, there’s some information and places to find it online below. And if you haven’t yet met April Lindner, her details follow the guest post.

    This blast also includes a giveaway for an Amazon eGiftcard, so if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.


    About LOVE, LUCY

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    Title: LOVE, LUCY
    Author: April Lindner
    Publisher: Poppy
    Release date: January 27, 2015

    Available to pre-order now at Amazon and The Book Depository


    While backpacking through Florence, Italy, during the summer before she heads off to college, 17-year-old Lucy Sommersworth finds herself falling in love with the culture, the architecture, the food…and Jesse Palladino, a handsome street musician. After a whirlwind romance, Lucy returns home, determined to move on from her “vacation flirtation.” But just because summer is over doesn’t mean Lucy and Jesse are over, too.


    The Guest Post

    Anywhere - Ponte Vecchio, Florence

    The Top Ten Things I Love About Italy

    By Lucy Sommersworth

    10. Termini Station, Rome

    10. Train stations. They make my heart beat a little bit faster. I especially love the departure signs lit up with the names of exotic cities. They make me want to pick a destination at random—Venice or Milan or Naples, basically any place I’ve never been before—and just jump on, trusting that some kind of wonderful adventure will be waiting for me when I hop off. I would do it too except for the fact that Charlene, the friend I’m traveling with, likes schedules and order. I could never talk her into doing something that reckless.

    Anywhere - ponte vecchio at dusk

    9. The language. Italian is so lush and musical. Not that I can speak it, exactly. I took Italian in high school, and I can remember just enough to say basic things like excuse me and I would like the Spaghetti Bolognese, please. But even just reading the street signs out loud makes me feel like a different version of myself—more worldly and glamorous. And even the most ordinary words, the ones that mean ATM or supermarket—sound glorious in Italian.

    8. Italian men. What can I say? I’ve always had a thing for dark brown eyes.


    7. Window shopping. I could do it all day long. Window displays are different in Italy, quirkier and more colorful. I especially love the sparkling little jewelry stores on the Ponte Vecchio, the funky clothing store displays, and store windows full of colorful, exotic treats—marzipan fruit, and candied rose and violet petals.

    6. Sidewalk Cafe

    6. Sidewalk cafes. Nobody minds if you linger forever over a single cappuccino, just soaking in the atmosphere and watching the people pass by.

    5. Gelato. After a few hours, walking around Florence can make a person exhausted. Luckily, wherever you turn, there’s a glass storefront gleaming with refreshing gelato—a miniature rainbow-colored mountain range of it: raspberry, mango, lemon, dark chocolate, hazelnut, pistachio—and all of it amazing.


    4. Street Performers. Though Charlene insists they’re just begging and we shouldn’t give them our money, I can’t help myself. I love them all: street musicians, the people who draw chalk masterpieces in the street, the folks who dress up as statues and pose for tourists. I’ve even got a soft spot for mimes!

    3. motorbikes in Florence

    3. Riding on a Vespa. Please don’t tell my mom, okay? She would have a panic attack if she knew.

    2. Where Audrey Stood_Spanish Steps, Rome

    2. Pretending I’m Audrey Hepburn. Roman Holiday is one of my all-time favorite movies, and the reason I wanted to go to Italy in the first place. Audrey Hepburn plays Princess Ann, who has grown deathly bored with having to give speeches and act stiff and regal. On a stop in Rome she runs away, and wanders through the city pretending to be a commoner. Of course she falls in love with Gregory Peck. Like her, he’s pretending, acting like a nice, ordinary guy who just wants to show her around Rome, when really he’s a reporter with ulterior motives. He recognizes her, and plans to write a tell-all story about her for his newspaper.

    I won’t spoil the ending. I’ll just add that if you’re planning a trip to Rome, you need to see Roman Holiday first. And then, if you happen to meet a gorgeous, dark-eyed stranger, maybe you can get him take you on a Roman Holiday tour, and you can pretend to be Audrey Hepburn the way I did.

    1. The amazing people I met along the way. Swapping stories with other backpackers about our travels and misadventures. Vacation flirtations with dark-eyed strangers. And, just maybe, experiencing a real summer romance.

    Anywhere - Il duomo, Florence


    About April Lindner


    April Lindner is the author of three novels: Catherine, a modernization of Wuthering Heights; Jane, an update of Jane Eyre; and Love, Lucy, due out in January, 2015. She also has published two poetry collections, Skin and This Bed Our Bodies Shaped. She plays acoustic guitar badly, sees more rock concerts than she’d care to admit, travels whenever she can, cooks Italian food, and lavishes attention on her pets—two Labrador retriever mixes and two excitable guinea pigs. A professor of English at Saint Joseph’s University, April lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two sons.


    The Giveaway

    This blast includes a giveaway for a $15 Amazon eGiftcard to ONE winner.

    ++The giveaway is open to anyone who can accept Amazon eGiftcards from the U.S. store.

    ++The giveaway ends on May 26, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.

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    The Immortal Circus: Act Two – Book Blast, Guest Post & Giveaway


    I had the chance to read THE IMMORTAL CIRCUS: ACT TWO just a little bit early and it was amazing. Even darker, more suspenseful, more heartbreaking, with shocks and surprises that you might not see coming.

    Yes, it was that awesome.

    So I just had to take part in the book blast today to help spread the word about its release in Kindle Serial format. Episode One just downloaded to my Kindle and I’m so very tempted to read it right now!

    After being “Team Summer Court” on the blog tour for the first book in this series, I’m so thrilled to have Mab, Ringmaster of the Cirque des Immortels and Queen of the Winter Court, stop by to share a short guest post as part of this book blast.

    Well, I say thrilled… if thrilled actually means terrified. Because the one thing I know about Mab is that she’s terrifying.

    But I’ll say no more about that….

    I also have some information about this second book in the series, THE IMMORTAL CIRCUS: ACT TWO, places where you can find it online and a little bit of information about the author and book one.

    And with its stunning cover, its description which hints at dark things to come in this sequel and the even darker things that Mab alludes to in Vivienne’s past, I am so totally stoked to be able to share this book on my blog on its release day.

    Now let me turn things over to the Ringmaster…


    Guest Post

    Mab – Ringmaster Extraordinaire and Circus Fashionista

    Hello loves,A few months have passed since we did our last tour, and oh, how I’ve missed you all.

    This week, I am pleased to announce the next installment in our little show. Although it pains me to admit that we will not be doing a full blog tour, I am sure the tale ACT TWO weaves will keep you entertained. So many of you were dying to know more about Vivienne’s past. In fact, many people seem to be dying when it comes to Vivienne’s past but…I’d hate to spoil her surprise. Needless to say, this will be a show she will never forget.

    And for those of you who need more than pretty words to tempt them, I am also hosting a giveaway. Five winners will receive Immortal Circus trading cards and a signed bookplate. One lucky winner will also get a signed copy of book one.

    Six prizes, six winners. Six is my favorite number.

    Step right up, loves. ACT TWO is just beginning….



    About the Book


    Title: THE IMMORTAL CIRCUS: ACT TWO (The Immortal Circus #2)
    Author: A.R. Kahler
    Publisher: 47North
    Release date: June 11, 2013
    Format: Kindle serial eBook (current). Paperback edition to be released.

    Vivienne is almost content with her new life in the Cirque des Immortels. She has moved up from selling cotton candy to telling fortunes, she has a gorgeous, magical boyfriend, Kingston…and no one has been murdered since the clash between the otherworldly Courts. Her life under the faerie big top would be perfect, in fact, if not for the nightmares and visions that compel her to seek and confront her half-remembered past. But for Viv, not knowing her past may well be a blessing. There’s a reason she ran away. But can she truly escape herself?

    The second act of the fantastically evocative Cirque des Immortels series, The Immortal Circus: Act Two draws readers further into a world that’s at once wonderful, seductive…and deadly.

    Step right up…



    About the Author

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    About A.R. Kahler

    Most little boys dream of running away to join the circus.

    Alex didn’t just dream it: he did it. But then, he rarely lets a good dream pass him by.

    In the past six years he’s toured and trained across America and Europe. He’s performed in Amsterdam, taught trapeze in Madrid, studied in Glasgow and even had a stint as assistant to Holly Black and Cassandra Clare in New England. He’s constantly on the lookout for new places to explore and new worlds to invent. He’s a Sagittarius fueled by full moons and espresso. The way to his heart is a latte and fan art. Just for the record.

    THE IMMORTAL CIRCUS, book one in his Cirque des Immortels series, is now available from 47North. ACT TWO releases today, June 11, 2013.

    MARTYR, the first book in his post-apocalyptic YA fantasy series, THE HUNTED, is set to be published October 28, 2014 by Spencer Hill Press.



    About Book One


    Title: THE IMMORTAL CIRCUS (The Immortal Circus #1)
    Author: A.R. Kahler
    Publisher: 47North
    Release date: December 4, 2012 (serial eBook); January 29, 2013 (paperback)
    Formats: Kindle eBook, Paperback

    Murdered contortionists aren’t exactly what Vivienne signed up for when she ran away to join the circus. But like most things under the big top, nothing is what it seems. With a past she can’t quite remember, Vivienne finds that running away forever might not be as appealing as it once sounded—especially not when she realizes the devilishly attractive ringleader Mab is the Faerie Queen of legend…and that she and the rest of the troupe are locked in an age-old rivalry between the otherworldly Courts.

    Aided by her friends Kingston—a feisty stage magician whose magic is quickly stealing her heart—and his smart-ass assistant Melody, Vivienne finds herself racing against the clock to discover the culprit behind a series of deaths that should be impossible. However, the answer she seeks might reveal more about her own bloody past—and future—than she bargains for.

    The show’s just beginning.

    Step right up…



    The Giveaways

    Mab’s Giveaways (US ONLY):

    GRAND PRIZE – A signed copy of book one, THE IMMORTAL CIRCUS, The Immortal Circus trading cards and a signed bookplate. (ONE WINNER)

    PRIZES – Trading Cards and a signed bookplate. (FIVE WINNERS)

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    Moonset Book Blast + Giveaway


    With one month to go until MOONEST hits the shelves, we want to make sure you are all ready for it. Be sure to add MOONSET to your TBR piles, and don’t forget to check out the giveaway below for $25.00 gift cards to iTunes and B&N!

    I cannot believe that MOONSET’s release is only a month away. I remember when I heard the author first mention his new series, and the date for its release felt a lifetime away. Now it’s just a month.

    Of course I grabbed it when it was made available on NetGalley. Of course I read it way to early for me to even think about writing my review. Of course I had to read it again just to be sure I didn’t miss anything.


    Of course I just had to take part in this book blast to help spread the word about this super awesome author’s upcoming release. As such a huge fan of his writing, his characters and the worlds he builds, I couldn’t resist. Though I will resist the temptation to reveal just what happens in MOONSET, just what it means to be a member of the Moonset Coven, and just what happens to Justin, Jenna, Cole, Malcom and Bailey after landing in Carrow Mills.

    Even though MOONSET’s release is a month away, I’m already pining for the sequel. But for those who haven’t yet read about MOONSET, be sure to check out the description below to learn more. And be sure to visit the author’s website for all sorts of information about his new book and series.

    As part of this blast there is also a giveaway being shared across all the blogs hosting this post. You can find details on that below.


    Moonset Moonset (Legacy of Moonset #1)

    Author: Scott Tracey
    Release Date: April 8, 2013
    Publisher: Flux
    Pages: 384

    Justin Daggett, his trouble-making sister, and their three orphan-witch friends have gotten themselves kicked out of high school. Again. Now they’ve ended up in Carrow Mills, New York, the town where their parents—members of the terrorist witch organization known as Moonset—began their evil experiments with the dark arts one generation ago.

    When the siblings are accused of unleashing black magic on the town, Justin fights to prove their innocence. But tracking down the true culprit leads him to a terrifying discovery about Moonset’s past . . . and its deadly future.




    About Scott Tracey

    Scott TraceyScott Tracey is a YA author who lived on a Greyhound for a month, wrote his illustrated autobiography at the age of six, and barely survived Catholic school (and definitely not for the reasons you might think).

    He is the author of WITCH EYES, chosen as one of Amazon’s Best LGBT Books of 2011, as well as an ALA Popular Paperback in the Forbidden Romance category. The final book in the WITCH EYES trilogy, PHANTOM EYES, will be released in the fall of 2013.

    He is also the author of MOONSET, a new series which will be released April 8, 2013, as well as a contributor to the SHADOWHUNTERS & DOWNWORLDERS anthology, edited by Cassandra Clare.

    His career highlights include: accidentally tripping a panic alarm which led to nearly being shot by the police; attacked in a drive-thru window by a woman wielding a baked potato, and once moving cross country for a job only to quit on the second day.

    His gifts can be used for good or evil, but rather than picking a side, he strives for BOTH (in alternating capacity) for his own amusement.

    Find him…



    The Giveaway


    The Prizes
    1- $25.00 Barnes & Noble Gift Card
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    A Touch Menacing Book Blast + Giveaway

    It’s nearly time to say good bye to Eden and her friends with the conclusion of the A Touch Trilogy from author Leah Clifford.


    Whether you’ve been there from the beginning when Eden first met Az in A TOUCH MORTAL….

    Oh I was there before it all began. Dying for its release. Breathlessly awaiting – yes I was breathless – the chance to meet Eden and Az.

    …Spent countless hours contemplating with other A Touch Trilogy fans over the fate of the kitten, from A TOUCH MORBID….

    Ahem… I think I might have spent hours contemplating this very topic with the author on one or two of her BlogTV shows. AND I ponder that very question as I drink from my “Kitten Free to a Good Home” coffee mug, that I purchased at The Mortal Portal store, each and every morning.

    …Or are just joining us now, the conclusion to Leah Clifford’s A Touch Trilogy promises to be heart stopping and well worth the wait!

    Of this I have absolutely no doubt. The only questions in my mind are how loudly will I scream when I reach the end. How long will I be able to withstand shouting, “How could you!” at the author. And whether I’ll be able to refrain from asking why couldn’t she have written another book in this series… perhaps one dedicated solely to Luke.

    Pick up whichever novel you need to catch up on before MENACING’S March 5th release date. You don’t want to be the only one not talking about this book!

    That is the truth. Because on March 5th there won’t be a snowball’s chance in the place that Luke’s from that I won’t be talking about this book.


    A Touch Menacing


    A Touch Trilogy #3

    Author: Leah Clifford
    Publisher: Greenwillow Books
    Pages: 320
    Release Date: March 5th

    Eden is dying. For real, this time.

    She is crumbling to ash, and an unnatural plague is ravaging mortals and immortals alike. With both Heaven and Hell out to destroy her, Eden can no longer tell the difference between good and evil.

    Friends become enemies. And enemies are everywhere.

    But don’t underestimate Eden. She’ll fight for her life, for the lives of those she loves, and for every life she has ever touched.

    She’ll fight for revenge. For redemption. For—just maybe—the chance to be mortal again.

    Everything began with forbidden love.

    What will be sacrificed at the bitter end?

    The dramatic conclusion to Leah Clifford’s dark, alluring trilogy of life, death, and epic love.




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    A TOUCH MORTAL (A Touch Trilogy #1)


    A TOUCH MORBID (A Touch Trilogy #2)



    Help us spread the word about the final installment in the A Touch Trilogy, and you could win one of these amazing prizes!

    Grand Prize

    Wins a 30 Minute Skype Chat with Leah Clifford. Talk about writing, talk about THE KITTEN, talk about her books! Talk about almost anything!

    2nd Place

    Gets to name a character in Leah’s next published book!

    2 Lucky Bonus Winners

    Will get 1 Paperback of A TOUCH MORTAL and 1 Hardcover of A TOUCH MORBID signed to the winner!


    • Open Internationally for the Skype Chat and Character Name
    • Books will ONLY be mailed in the US
    • Pre-order for A TOUCH MENACING can be from any date
    • Order for A TOUCH MORTAL or A TOUCH MORBID MUST be dated between 2/1 and 2/22

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    Leah Clifford GR

    Leah Clifford currently lives in Ohio, but frequently dreams of finding an abandoned mansion in the south that she can restore. In her spare time she loves to travel and has been known to drive over two hours to get kickass quesadillas.

    So far for jobs she’s sold corn at a roadside stand, been a pizza delivery girl, a camp counselor, an extreme cave tour guide, a flight attendant, a waitress (x3), a grocery store clerk and a writer. Out of all of them, writing has been the most fun. She’s pretty sure she’s gonna stick with it.


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