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BLOG TOUR ✮ MIA SOSA ✮ ACTING ON IMPULSE

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Thursday, September 21, 2017






ACTING ON IMPULSE



by

Mia Sosa

















After a very public breakup with a media-hungry politician, fitness trainer Tori Alvarez escapes to Aruba for rest, relaxation, and copious amounts of sex on the beach—the cocktail, that is. She vows to keep her vacation a man-free zone… but when a cute guy is seated next to her on the plane, Tori can’t resist a little harmless flirting.

Hollywood heartthrob Carter Stone underwent a dramatic physical transformation for his latest role and it’s clear his stunning seat mate doesn’t recognize the man beneath the shaggy beard and extra lean frame. Now Carter needs help rebuilding his buff physique and Tori is perfect for the job. It doesn’t hurt that she makes his pulse pound in more ways than one.
Sparks are flying, until a pesky paparazzo reveals Carter’s identity. Tori is hurt and pissed. She wants nothing to do with another man in the limelight, but she’s still got to whip him into shape. Can Carter convince Tori he’s worth the threat to her privacy that comes with dating a famous actor, or will Tori chisel him down to nothing before he even gets the chance?
Grab the popcorn . . .

 


Acting On Impulse
by Mia Sosa


Series
Love On Cue


Genre
Adult
Contemporary Romance


Publisher
Avon Impulse


Publication Date
September 19, 2017




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About Mia Sosa


Mia Sosa is an award-winning contemporary romance writer and 2015 Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® Finalist. Her books have received praise and recognition from Library Journal, The Washington Post, Book Riot, Bustle, The Book List Reader, and more.
A former First Amendment and media lawyer, Mia practiced for more than a decade before trading her suits for loungewear (okay, okay, they’re sweatpants). Now she strives to write fun and flirty stories about imperfect characters finding their perfect match.
Mia lives in Maryland with her husband, their two daughters, and an adorable puppy who finally sleeps through the night. For more information about Mia and her books, visit www.miasosa.com



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As I crawl into the tiny space—it’s been a while since I’ve traveled coach class—I catch a whiff of her scent and close my eyes. Not sure if it’s perfume, body wash, or what, but it smells like vanilla and reminds me of the candles my mother used to buy at the local craft store. That right there is a sign. My mother would most heartily approve of this woman. 
Now to find out her name.
I turn in my seat, prepping myself for a short conversation—too much too soon isn’t part of the playbook—but then I realize she’s not next to me. I raise myself off the cushion and pretend to stretch as I turn my head to scan the back of the plane. She’s a few rows back, standing and chatting with a guy who doesn’t appear to have anyone sitting next to him.
Oh, hell no.
Do I have to go to the restroom? You bet.
Before I stand, a bell rings and a flight attendant announces that there will be a short delay while the ground crew clears debris from the runway. Perfect.
I rise and make my way through the aisle, pushing down the bill of my baseball cap so no one notices me. But, of course, someone does. For all the wrong reasons.
A little girl with huge brown eyes and a mop of bright red hair tugs on her mother’s shirt and says, “Mommy, that man looks like a bear.”
The cutie’s pronouncement is loud enough that several nearby passengers chuckle. Even the object of my fascination turns and laughs. I grin at the kid, and she growls in her best imitation of a bear. So freaking adorable, that girl. Enjoying her fascination with my beard, I channel my inner Leonardo DiCaprio and growl right back.
Now I’ve done it.
The little girl’s eyes go round, and her eyes water. Then she lets out a shriek like the hounds of hell are chasing her. Unfortunately, I’m the hounds, and everyone on the plane, including my future wife, knows it. 
The girl’s mother tries to quiet her, rocking her and telling her everything will be okay. Their seatmate, meanwhile, throws daggers at me with his eyes.
“He’s so scary looking,” the little girl chants over and over into her mother’s chest.
“Sir,” the flight attendant says behind me, “we’re getting ready to take off soon. Could you please return to your seat?”
Bewildered by the past ten minutes of my life, I nod and amble back to my row. How the hell did things go south that quickly? Fantasy woman returns, and my stomach drops when I catch the look of sympathy on her face. I slide down into my seat, give her a pathetic smile, and cover my face with my baseball cap as though I’m settling in for a nap. I need to regroup before I can speak to her. And I refuse to listen to the preflight safety demonstration unless the attendant can teach me how to save me from myself.
So now I know another thing: Whatever I tell my kids about how I met their mother, it’s going to be a lie. A big, fat fucking lie.




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3 STARS ✮ KATHARINE ASHE ✮ THE DUKE

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

THE DUKE


Devil's Duke #3


by

Katharine Ashe



✮✮✮ 3 STARS ✮✮✮



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Six years ago, when Lady Amarantha Vale was an innocent in a foreign land and Gabriel Hume was a young naval officer, they met . . . and played with fire.

Now Gabriel is the dark lord known to society as the Devil’s Duke, a notorious recluse hidden away in a castle in the Highlands. Only Amarantha knows the truth about him, and she won’t be intimidated. He is the one man who can give her the answers she needs.

But Gabriel cannot let her learn his darkest secret. So begins a game of wit and desire that proves seduction is more satisfying—and much more wicked—the second time around…





I used to read a lot of Historical Romance so I have read Katharine Ashe's books before and know they tend to be a bit more angsty than others. She has a beautiful way with words and knows how pull you into the era and place she writes about and makes it feel authentic.

While this is absolutely true for this book I have had a couple of issues with it. This story is about an idealistic, bright-eyed young woman and a charming, gorgeous rogue who meet under adverse circumstances, fall in love and have both of their hearts broken, a circumstance neither of them has a say in. Ms. Ashe sets us up for an epic love story and it would have been that if the story hadn't lacked proper guidance for the reader.

While reading we are introduced to multiple characters and names which we don't get a proper explanation for or introduction to. There are multiple subplots happening at the same time and they got me really confused, especially because I had to go back and look up who the people were who were written about at the time.
I admire Katharine Ashe for picking a topic that didn't shine a bright light on humanity - the slavery in the early 19th century and while it is obvious that the author has vast knowledge about it the confusion overshadowed the theme and I never got really into it. With all the facts, names and omissions I just got lost in the story and didn't know anymore what was relevant and what wasn't.

I have absolutely not complaints about the hero, Gabriel, who was just beautiful. He wore his heart on his sleeve and  his humor cracked me up and his shameless flirting completely charmed me. I loved him fiercely.

“A commander who hordes what his men need to survive has no honor,” he said as though it were the most obvious thing in the world. “But, lass, when he finally takes a cup into his hands and tastes that water . . .”
“I have no idea what you are trying to say to me.”
“Amarantha Vale—”
“Garland.”
“’Tis unconscionably good to see you again.”

The heroine, Amarantha, was endearing although I did get frustrated with her toward the end. She was a free spirit and at some point I shouted "ENOUGH" at my Kindle because she kept running - never in her life she wanted to be under a man's control again, yet, her free spirit is exactly what Gabriel loved about her so much and it was so obvious.

Five and a half years ago the girl straining to be free of her restraints had captivated him. This woman, entirely free of shackles, filled every part of him with truly insane euphoria.


Their banter was a thing of beauty. Especially when Amarantha addressed Gabriel with Shark Bait, referring to his profession as a naval officer, his refusal to address her with her wedded name.

The captain bowed. “Ma’am.” She nodded. “Shark Bait.”

The romance was wonderful and sweet and the author's writing is beautiful and suits the time this story is written. This book could have been easily a five star read - but with all the issues it just fell short. I KNOW that Katharine Ashe can do better.










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COVER REVEAL ✮ JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT ✮ BRAVE

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

We are excited to reveal the cover for


BRAVE


Book #3 in the Wicked Trilogy

by

Jennifer L. Armentrout











Ivy Morgan hasn't been feeling like herself lately. Not like anyone can blame her. After all, being held captive by a psychotic fae prince hell-bent on permanently opening the gates to the Otherworld is bound to leave some mental scars.

It’s more than that, though. Something dark and insidious is spreading throughout Ivy, more powerful than she could ever imagine... and it’s coming between her and the man she’s fallen deeply in love with, elite Order member Ren Owens.

Ren would do anything to keep Ivy safe. Anything. But when he makes a life altering choice for her, the fallout of his act has far reaching consequences that threaten to tear their lives apart.
If Ivy is going to have any hope of surviving this, she must put aside the hurt and betrayal she feels, and work with not only those she loves, but with an enemy she would rather kill than ever trust. War is coming, and it soon becomes clear that what Ivy and Ren thought they knew about the Order, themselves, and even their enemies, has been nothing but a cluster of dangerous, deadly lies. Ivy knows she must be more than just brave to save those she loves--and, ultimately, to save herself.

Because behind ever evil fae Prince, there’s a Queen…




Series: 
The Wicked Trilogy, Book # 3

RELEASE DATE: 
December 11th, 2017

Available Formats: 
Paperback (U.S./Canada) and E-book




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To celebrate the upcoming release of 

BRAVE 


(book 3 in the Wicked Saga)

Jennifer is offering an exclusive virtual signing! 

Through this virtual signing, you will be able to order

SIGNED & PERSONALIZED copies of WICKED, TORN, and BRAVE!

And best of all -- This is OPEN INTERNATIONALLY! 




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Virtual Signing ends 11/17/17
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JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT AUTHOR INFO








# 1 NEW YORK TIMES 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.










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