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ROCK ADDICTION by Nalini Singh

ROCK ADDICTION by Nalini Singh

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Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh

A bad boy wrapped in a sexy, muscled, grown-up package might be worth a little risk…

Molly Webster has always followed the rules. After an ugly scandal tore apart her childhood and made her the focus of the media’s harsh spotlight, she vowed to live an ordinary life. No fame. No impropriety. No pain. Then she meets Zachary Fox, a tattooed bad boy rocker with a voice like whiskey and sin, and a touch that could become an addiction.

A one-night stand with the hottest rock star on the planet, that’s all it was meant to be…

Fox promises scorching heat and dangerous pleasure, coaxing Molly to extend their one-night stand into a one-month fling. After that, he’ll be gone forever, his life never again intersecting with her own. Sex and sin and sensual indulgence, all with an expiration date. No ties, no regrets. Too late, Molly realizes it isn’t only her body that’s become addicted to Fox, but her heart…

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Excerpt from ROCK ADDICTION by Nalini Singh

Fox hadn’t become the lead singer of one of the best-selling rock bands in history by being a shrinking violet. No, he went after what he wanted, no holds barred. And the raw promise he could feel between him and Molly? He had to know where it would lead, the need so strong he hadn’t felt anything like it since the day he’d figured out that music was his escape, the air in his lungs.

Which was why he was leaning against the wall beside Molly’s apartment at five that afternoon, a guitar by his side.

The elevator doors opened at a quarter after the hour, Molly going motionless two steps outside of it, the doors closing silently at her back. Yeah, she hadn’t expected him, but Fox was ready to work with that. Waiting patiently as she took a deep breath and completed the trek down the corridor, he drew in the scent of her, his gaze lingering on the fluttering pulse in her neck.

“How did you get past security?”

Fox smiled slowly at the blurted-out question, wondering if Molly knew how bad she was at hiding her emotions. He liked it, liked that he saw the real Molly, not an illusion she’d created to tempt him—not that she had to do anything but smile to tempt him. “I told you the security sucks.”

Unable to resist, he reached out to run his finger down one creamy cheek flushed with a mix of surprise, passion, and, he was certain, sweet, hot feminine anger. His guess was borne out when Molly unlocked her door with jittery hands and put down her handbag on one corner of the bench, her fingers trembling before she curled them into her palms. “You’re breaking the rules.”

“What rules?” Closing the door, he leaned back on it and willed her to face him. Much as he loved the shape of her from the back, he liked watching those expressive eyes whisper her mood to him.

Shoulders tight, she turned. “This was supposed to be a one-night stand.”

“Ah.” Folding his arms over the plain black of his T-shirt, he said, “How about a one-month stand instead?” He knew he had to play this exactly right. Molly was wary of him, and yeah, he could understand why. To have her in his life beyond a fleeting instant, he’d have to win her trust.

She jerked up her head. “What?”

“Why not? I like you. You like me.” He smiled—because the reason Molly had needed to jerk up her head was that she’d been staring at his chest. “Admit it.”

Sitting down on the bench, she began to unzip her boots, very obviously not looking at him. “You’re okay for a rock star.”

He wanted to bite her, then pet her until she was limp and languid in his arms. “We burn up together.” Deliberately modulating his voice—his instrument—for maximum effect, low and bedroom rough, he saw her fingers stutter on the zipper. “I’m here for a month. It’s an easy equation.”

When the words “Let me think about it” fell from her mouth, he thought she might’ve been as startled as he was, her lips parting on a slight gasp—as if to call back the declaration.

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Rock Courtship (bk 1.5) A Rock Kiss Novel:

David & Thea’s Story

 What happens when the Gentleman of Rock decides to play dirty?

A drummer for the hottest rock band on the planet, David has a single, powerful weakness: Thea, the band’s publicist and the woman who steals his breath away with her every move.

Only problem is, Thea doesn’t date clients—or musicians. Emotionally scarred by a cheating ex, she’s not about to risk her heart with a man who has groupies buzzing around him like flies. Even if his sexy smile ties her up in knots.

What she doesn’t know is that David is a one-woman man…and he’s madly in love with her. David’s determined to prove he’s worth the risk, and willing to court her, step by exquisite step. Thea’s about to discover just how long and hard this handsome drummer can play.

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NEW YORK TIMES AND USA Today bestselling author of the Psy-Changeling and Guild Hunter series Nalini Singh usually writes about hot shapeshifters and dangerous angels. This time around, she decided to write about a hot and wickedly tempting rock star. If you’re seeing a theme here, you’re not wrong.

Nalini lives and works in beautiful New Zealand, and is passionate about writing. If you’d like to explore her other books, you can find lots of excerpts on her website. Slave to Sensation is the first book in the Psy-Changeling series, while Angels’ Blood is the first book in the Guild Hunter series. Once Rock Addiction is out, swing by the site to check out the special behind-the-scenes page, complete with photos of many of the locations used in the book.

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by Virna DePaul



New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Author Virna DePaul brings her readers the love story they’ve been waiting for! The third book in the brilliant Bedding the Bachelors series, BEDDING THE BILLIONAIRE is out now!  Our favorite characters, Lucy and Jamie are finally getting their romance and you do not want to miss a second of it!

BTBBedding the Billionaire by Virna DePaul

Bedding the Bachelors #3

September 1st, 2014

Free-spirited Lucy Conrad enjoys her friends but keeps others at a distance, especially her affluent and judgmental family…and the billionaire she once dated, Jamie Whitcomb. Despite their explosive chemistry, experience has proven she’ll never fit into his world.

Charismatic Jamie enjoys work, women, and wealth. When duty demands he take over running the family business, he jumps in full-throttle; his only regret is Lucy’s refusal to take the ride with him.

Then tragedy strikes and Lucy realizes that in order to gain custody of her orphaned niece, she must prove she can fit back into the high-society world she once rejected. The solution? Accept Jamie’s make-believe marriage proposal, and be seen as the type of mother her niece deserves. Respectable. Controlled. Willing to play the game.

With her faux-fiancé by her side, Lucy exchanges dirty martinis and leather for champagne and silk. But when the passion between Lucy and Jamie only grows greater, they have to make a choice: back away from each other and not get hurt…or risk everything for the kind of love money can’t buy.


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One night. No strings attached.”

Wait—what had he just said? Was he seriously offering a one-night stand? Offering to give her his entire body—complete with penetration—for a night, and one night only? But he’d held off before, so why now? Had her actions on stage finally convinced him that she’d never fit into his life? Could it have been that easy?

She stared at him in shock but before she could respond, the house lights went out, plunging the theater into complete darkness, and it was too late. Way too late.

The music started and strobe lights started flashing around the space above the seats. Even with Jamie’s shocking words bouncing around in her head, Lucy gasped at the spectacle happening around her. Smoke and mirrors, she reminded herself. Magic was about illusion…misdirection…mystery. The answers were there, just shrouded in optical illusions and brilliant tricks. But she didn’t care about the logic of the moment. No…the magic was in the mystery. Every time a strobe light went off, it illuminated a different woman, suspended directly over the audience. Each woman was writhing, dancing, seemingly flying without ropes or hoops or any other means of holding them in the air.

And their bodies… The women appeared to be wearing nothing but glimmering, shimmering paint in various sensual colors. Lucy gasped when a strobe light illuminated a woman suspended directly in front of her and Jamie. The light flashed again, and the woman maneuvered her body in a way that brought her close enough that either Lucy or Jamie could have reached out and touched her.

For several minutes, the female bodies above them twisted and swayed in mind-boggling, breathtaking positions. At some point, Lucy realized she was breathing hard and that she’d somehow put her hand on Jamie’s knee.

She automatically tried to jerk her hand away.

But before she could, Jamie covered her hand with his.

One night. No strings attached.

His offer was a temptation she couldn’t put from her mind.

It felt so good to be touching him again. He was warm and strong and God she was getting goose bumps all over just thinking about his hand touching other parts of her body…

He rubbed small circles on the back of her hand with his thumb, sending jolts of electricity all the way up her arm and down her spine. The show was enthralling, but doubly so when combined with Jamie’s touch.

He turned his hand over, so his palm was facing up, and before she knew what was happening, she was caressing it with feather light touches of her thumb and fingers. She had the overwhelming urge to pick up his hand and kiss it, to run her tongue along his lifeline…

Instead, she caressed his hand the way she wanted to caress the rest of him. His entire body tensed when she traced between his fingers and she could tell by the way he shifted in his seat that he was as turned on as she was.

She couldn’t stop her mind from replacing the acrobatics of the dancers in the show with those of hers and Jamie’s bodies, bending and twisting and writhing as they kissed and touched one another.

Her breaths quickened and she felt so hot she knew her whole face had to be fire engine red. The more he stroked her palm, and the more forcefully he did it, the hotter she got.

Lucy’s world became focused on Jamie. They were in public but also very much alone.

In the dark.

Surrounded by eroticism. Artistry. Poetry.




virnaauthorpic About Virna

Virna DePaul is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of steamy, suspenseful fiction.  Whether it’s vampires, a Para-Ops team, hot cops or swoon-worthy identical twin brothers, her stories center around complex individuals willing to overcome incredible odds for love.


Bedding The Wrong Brother is a #1 Bestselling Contemporary Romance and USA Today Bestseller, and is followed by Bedding The Bad Boy. Her PNR series with Random House includes Turned and Awakened. She loves to hear from readers at


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Bedding The Wrong Brother by Virna DePaul

Bedding the Bachelors, Book 1 


Melina Parker prides herself on being a lady in public, but after she’s dumped yet again for being a lady in the bedroom, she’s ready to go back to school.


Determined to find her inner sex drive, she enlists her childhood friend Max Dalton, to tutor her after hours.


Instead, she ends up in the wrong bed and gets a message in passion from Max’s twin brother, Rhys Dalton, a man Melina’s always secretly wanted by never thought she could have.


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Bedding the Bachelors #2


This bad boy is ready to work some magic…

Identical twin and Las Vegas performer Max Dalton has always been the number one bad boy in his family, and he’s appreciated the women and fame that comes along with his reputation.

Grace Sinclair is on a mission when she comes to Vegas, one that involves asking Max, her best friend’s brother-in-law, to give her the pleasure no man’s ever been able to. She suspects Max has more layers than he lets people see, but she’s determined to keep her heart safe even as she offers him her body.

What neither of them plan on is love—or the triangle the media stirs up with Max’s blonde bombshell actress friend.

Will Grace see beyond Max’s bad boy façade long enough to trust him with her heart? And will Max figure out what he really wants before he loses the one woman who makes him believe in love again?


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MUSTANG MADDY by Kacey Hammell

MUSTANG MADDY by Kacey Hammell

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MUSTANG MADDY by Kacey Hammell

Revved & Ready #2

Grey Burkhardt is an expert at a lot of things—including keeping his feelings for Madison Evans in check. Sexy as sin and sweet as honey, she’s always revved his engine. But she’s his next door neighbor. No way is he going to muck up friendly neighborhood relations just to satisfy the heat simmering between them.

Madison has never seen anything sexier than the tricked out GT Mustang Grey has been keeping under wraps—other than the glint of danger and intrigue in his eyes when he offers her a ride. Now is her chance to act on the deep passion she’s harbored for him because this might be her one shot at taking control.



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Guest Post & Giveaway! HARD ACT TO FOLLOW by K. Vale

Guest Post & Giveaway! HARD ACT TO FOLLOW
by K. Vale

Joyfully Reviewed Welcomes Author Kimber Vale!

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Shooting Stars #3

Kyrie is an actor with a physical aversion to telling lies, a one-eyed cat, and horrible taste in men. His ex-brother-in-law and best friend, Greg, harbors a secret crush he can’t shake. After denying his feelings for Kyrie for too long, Greg finally gives in to desire one drunken night. Come the morning, the facts get twisted. Kyrie pretends he doesn’t remember a thing—a lie that eats him alive—and Greg can’t stop thinking about how he screwed up the best thing in his life.

Before they can clear the air, Kyrie follows his dreams to New York City, but could he also be running away?

A mistake from Kyrie’s past detonates their silence, and Greg is forced to confront the man he loves. Is their new truth strong enough to support a relationship, or are they doomed to crumble under old fears? Their friendship could evolve into something a million times stronger, but maybe Kyrie’s act is just too hard for Greg to follow.


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Wonder if Greg still has the mug I gave him in return. World’s Okayest Lawyer.
With a sigh, Kyrie dropped the mug back into the box and then turned to Liv. He needed to break the sudden spell of melancholy the memory wove around him.
“Hey, you know what happens when they give lawyers Viagra?”
Liv looked up from her most recent tape catastrophe and tilted her head, unsmiling. “What?”
“They just get taller.” Kyrie snorted at his own joke out of obligation, while Liv wrinkled her face in disgust.
“You’d get taller, too, you dick. You’re both dumb.”
Kyrie grabbed a throw pillow off the couch and bounced it off her head.
“Seriously! You’re gonna move to another state and wash your hands of your best friend?”
“You’re my only best friend now. You should be glad the competition’s been knocked out.”
“Fuck that. With friends like you, Kyrie Li…” She didn’t finish the thought, but walked back to the kitchen. Kyrie followed her, standing in the doorway as she rummaged in the pots and pans cupboard.
“Hey—I’m not the one who started it. He freakin’ insulted me.”
“Yeah? So? You did the same by the sound of it.” Liv didn’t bother to look up at him.
“That’s not how friends are supposed to act!”
She stood holding a stack of cookware and glared at him. “They aren’t supposed to suck each other’s cocks, either, so maybe you need to reevaluate your relationship. You’re acting like a whiny bitch. I’m surprised my tampon stash isn’t shrinking, the way you’ve been lately.”
“Huh!” Kyrie took a step toward her, indignation leaving him without a comeback.
“Is this how friends act? Oh, yeah! They fucking do! They tell each other when they’re being ball sacs. And you, my friend, are the king of testicles!” She dropped the pots into an empty box with a clatter and then straightened with hands on her hips. “As far as I can tell from your play-by-play of the party, Greg was trying to do a nice thing. Yeah, he called you out on some dumb moves you’ve made. I’ve done the same. Hell, isn’t he allowed to, after you dragged him with you to see Spencer? At least he’s being freaking honest, Kyr!”
Kyrie recoiled. He sat with a thump on one of their mix and match country kitchen chairs.
“He said…” Kyrie wiped a hand over his mouth as all the fight instantly drained from him leaving nothing but fatigue. “He said he wanted to forget it all. Move on and not look back.” His hand was cold and he held it against a burning cheek.
“He flat-out said he wants to forget sleeping with you?”
Kyrie sighed, dragged it out hoping to expel the misery that constantly gnawed at him lately. “No. We didn’t mention it, exactly… It’s like we both know, but neither of us wants to say anything.”
“Then you don’t know for sure what he’s thinking. And maybe he does wanna just… move on and get past it. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t still care about you. Are you really willing to erase everything you guys had together because of one night? Because of one stupid argument?” She pulled out a rickety wooden chair at the scarred table and sat down next to him. “I mean, I’d think he’d be the most traumatized by all this. If straight Greg can get over it, can’t you?” Liv reached for Kyrie’s hand and squeezed his fingers. He looked up at her, hating the sheen over his vision.
“I don’t know, Livy.” He shook his head, sniffed, and swiped at a treacherous tear clinging to a lower lash. “What if I can’t get over him getting over it?”

JRGPThe ABCs of Romance: G is for Girls by Kimber Vale

Hi, everyone! Kimber Vale here cranking out my ABCs of Romance. Today, I bring you the glorious letter G, and G is for girls.

Yes, I write MM romance. Yes, I’m here to pimp my latest gay romance of the male variety. Yes, I just said you can’t have a romance without girls.

Say what? Who the hell do I think I am?

Well, for one, I’m a girl. I’m a girl who reads. I read straight romance, and horror, and mysteries, and the occasional book off Oprah’s list when my mom makes me. Mostly, I read MM romance because mostly that’s what I write.

I love it. I love guys falling in love with other guys. I’m not going to analyze why (I also love the word analyze right there); that’s a post of another color. What I don’t love in my MM, though, is women who suck, or the absence of women altogether in a contemporary romance. This is just a wild and wacky estimate on my part, but I’d say the world is made up of about half men and half women. Mind you, I’m not a scientist. Yes, there are people who identify one way or the other or sometimes both ways. All good. Also a post for another time. My point here is, the real world is crawling with chicks. Most of them are pretty cool (again, not a scientific study on my part, just a gross observation). So, when I read a MM book where there are somehow nothing but gay guys and it doesn’t take place in an alternate world, I’m…well…pissed. It’s just not statistically accurate.

And, yeah, there are witchy women out there. We can all name some. Feel free to call them out in the comments. No—I’m just kidding! Okay, if you really want to, but it wasn’t my idea. No. Bad. Bad plan.

Back to my point. Cool chicks are great and I like to read them and write them. I have a cool chick in my new release Hard Act to Follow. Okay, Liv’s a bit cantankerous, but she’s fun and genuinely sweet “under her thick layer of bitch” as my MC Kyrie says. Besides, she only dishes out what her roommate, Kyrie, deserves. Someone needs to tell him to pull his head out of his ass, right?


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PREDATOR’S FIRE by Rosanna Leo

PREDATOR’S FIRE by Rosanna Leo

Joyfully Reviewed welcomes the talented and wildly popular

Gemini Island Shifters Author Rosanna Leo!



When Nina Suzuki discovers the body of her best friend Janine, her world turns upside down. Things go from bad to worse when Janine’s corpse seems to transform into that of a large, brown wolf. For the first time, Nina is faced to confront all the clues indicating her BFF was not what she seemed. A letter from the dead woman opens Nina’s eyes to a strange, new world. The same letter warns of a sinister group called the Alpha Brethren, and urges her to find Killian Moon of the Ursa Fishing Lodge and Resort on Gemini Island.

Killian Moon is a jaguar shifter and teen mentor at the Ursa Lodge in Northern Ontario. He may be a comfort and inspiration to confused teen shifters, but he also has a fiery past. His past comes back to haunt him when human Nina arrives at the resort, demanding to speak with him. Demanding answers. Can he trust her with knowledge that will not only change her life, but possibly endanger those around him?

As Killian begrudgingly tutors Nina on all things shifter, their mutual curiosity flares into passionate need. Once they touch, once they succumb to desire, there is no going back. Killian realizes Nina is his mate and they both begin to comprehend the terror threatening those on their shifter-friendly island. He is forced to confront the tragedy in his family and determines to protect Nina at all costs.

But can they protect everyone they love from a cult of dangerous shifters, intent on horror and destruction?

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Giveaway Blitz! WOUNDED by Shannon Mayer

Giveaway Blitz! WOUNDED by Shannon Mayer

Wounded by Shannon Mayer (A Rylee Adamson Novel, Book 8) Paranormal Romance Date Published: September 9, 2014 “My name is Rylee and I am a Tracker.” When children go missing, and the Humans have no leads, I’m the one they call. I am their last hope in bringing home the lost ones. I salvage whatContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Guest Post! MY HIGHLAND SPY by Victoria Roberts

Guest Post! MY HIGHLAND SPY by Victoria Roberts

We are very excited to have Author Victoria Roberts with us today! I have had the wonderful opportunity to read her latest release MY HIGHLAND SPY and it is FANTASTIC! My Highland Spy By Victoria Roberts Sourcebooks Casablanca Historical Romance September 2, 2014   This Highland Laird won’t bow to the Crown Laird Ruairi SutherlandContinue Reading

PICKS & PUCKS by Teegan Loy

PICKS & PUCKS by Teegan Loy

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Source: Publisher This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.PicksContinue Reading

THE PROTECTOR by Cooper Cross

THE PROTECTOR by Cooper Cross

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Source: Publisher This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.TheContinue Reading

Interview with ROMANCING ROBIN HOOD Author Jenny Kane!

Interview with ROMANCING ROBIN HOOD Author Jenny Kane!

Joyfully Reviewed Welcomes Author Jenny Kane and her latest release ROMANCING ROBIN HOOD!   ROMANCING ROBIN HOOD by Jenny Kane Dr Grace Harper has loved the stories of Robin Hood ever since she first saw them on TV as a girl. Now, with her fortieth birthday just around the corner, she’s a successful academic inContinue ReadingContinue Reading

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