Hard to Serve by Laura Kaye ~ Review + Excerpt #HardInk

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We hope you're ready to heat things up with Laura Kaye’s HARD TO SERVE. Brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights, HARD TO SERVE is a standalone novella in her Hard Ink Series that also introduces her upcoming Blasphemy Series.

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About HARD TO SERVE: A Hard Ink Novella
To protect and serve is all Detective Kyler Vance ever wanted to do, so when Internal Affairs investigates him as part of the new police commissioner’s bid to oust corruption, everything is on the line. Which makes meeting a smart, gorgeous submissive at an exclusive play club the perfect distraction…
The director of the city’s hottest art gallery, Mia Breslin’s career is golden. Now if only she could find a man to dominate her nights and set her body—and her heart—on fire. When a scorching scene with a hard-bodied, brooding Dom at Blasphemy promises just that, Mia is lured to serve Kyler again and again.
As their relationship burns hotter, Kyler runs into Mia at work and learns that he’s been dominating the daughter of the hard-ass boss who has it in for him. Now Kyler must choose between life-long duty and forbidden desire before Mia finds another who’s not so hard to serve.

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Source: Publisher
This is my honest review.
Rating: 5 Stars ~ Excellent

HOT Dom Cop Alert!!!

So, Detective Kyler Vance was introduced sometime towards the end of Laura Kaye’s Hard Ink series, and…oh my word…he has a whole other side of him that’s secret, dirty and absolutely delicious! I never would have known that Detective Vance is known as Master Kyler at an exclusive BDSM club called Blasphemy if it weren’t for this awesome little novella. He knows what he likes and has very specific tastes in kink. Master Kyler also got his sights on the new little submissive that just walked into the club ready to play.

I loved several parts of this story. After a discussion on hard and soft limits, Kyler and Mia quickly find out that they’re compatible, and yet they’re both willing to experiment. The scenes they play out are extremely erotic and exciting as Kyler pushes the edge a little, but all done with Mia’s consent, of course. Hard to Serve is Laura Kaye’s most sinful work yet! It’s positively naughty and sensual, too. For a short story, this also has a whole lot of heart as Mia and Kyler find their way around the fact she’s his boss’s daughter.

Hard to Serve serves as an enticing prequel to Ms. Kaye’s upcoming erotic romance series, Blasphemy. We get a glimpse of the Masters who work at this particular BDSM club in this story. They’re all interesting, and they’re all HOT! You’re going to want to get to know each and every one of them!


So many readers asked for more stories in my bestselling Hard Ink series, and I’m so excited to be able to give you just that in my new, super sexy HARD TO SERVE! HARD TO SERVE is an edgy stand-alone love story about a Baltimore police detective whose red-hot BDSM relationship with a new submissive seems like the perfect distraction from a trumped-up investigation against him until he learns that the woman is his boss’s daughter. Talk about sparks flying! I had so much fun writing this book, and I can’t wait for everyone to read it! And if you enjoy it, you might like to check out the whole Hard Ink series, now complete! Happy reading!

Kyler had tried to stay away from Mia. When he’d seen her across the club, he’d walked away and stayed away. Despite the fact that her dress made him want to unwrap her, that the updo of her lovely brown hair bared that beautiful throat, that his body was making demands of him that his brain didn’t want to answer.

And then she’d made it worse. First, by walking away from the Dom who was clearly interested in her. Second, by waiting at the bar—for him—Kyler had no doubt that’s what she’d been doing. And third by not only giving up on Kyler, but finding a possible replacement in Master Quinton.

And when Quinton had taken her hand—had touched what Kyler’s body screamed was his—Kyler hadn’t been able to stay away anymore.

And now, here they were. Kyler in a dark mood. And Mia seemingly all the more turned on for it. It was almost like she knew what he needed her to be, or do, to ease him. And that felt like a really fucking dangerous thing.

That danger didn’t have him walking out of the room though, did it?

No, instead, he was tying her to the cot-style bed in the basement-themed room. She was kneeling with her legs spread wide, which allowed Kyler to secure her hands and ankles behind her using rope tied to the iron. She could only lean so far forward before the rope would catch her. He tied another rope around her waist, with loops around each of her upper thighs, and attached that one to the almost equally high footboard—this rope would not only keep her from leaning back, but it would keep her from being able to sag down onto her calves. The two sets of ropes largely immobilized her so that she had to take whatever he did. After he arranged everything else he needed, he turned to her.

“What are your safewords?” he asked. She gave him the right answers. “And if you’re gagged?”

Mia shook her head three times while humming, “Mmm, mmm, mmm.”

“Very good, Mia. Are there any words or names you don’t like to be called while role-playing?”

“No, Sir,” she said, her voice so aroused that he could’ve thrown her down and skipped all the build up.

But she deserved better than that. He nailed her with a long look, giving her—and himself—one last chance. But they were doing this. “Scene.” Grabbing the medical scissors and a strap, he approached her, his persona shifting to fit the dark role he had in mind. “Well, what do we have here?”

Announcing a New Erotic Romance Series from Laura Kaye…

BLASPHEMY – the club first introduced in Hard to Serve

From the ruins of an abandoned church comes Baltimore’s hottest and most exclusive BDSM club. Twelve Masters. Infinite fantasies. Welcome to Blasphemy…

Bound to Submit is coming September 13, 2016


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About Laura Kaye:
Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty-five books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense, including the Hard Ink and Raven Riders series. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.      

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The Billionaire Bachelor by Jessica Lemmon ~ Top 5

Indecent Proposal

Manwhore. That's what the board of directors-and the tabloids-thinks of billionaire bachelor Reese Crane. Ordinarily he couldn't care less, but his playboy past is preventing the board from naming him CEO of Crane Hotels. Nothing-and no one-will keep him from his life's legacy. They want a settled man to lead the company? Then that's exactly what he'll give them.

Merina Van Heusen will do anything to get her parents' funky boutique hotel back-even marry cold-as-ice-but-sexy-as-hell Reese Crane. It's a simple business contract-six months of marriage, absolute secrecy, and the Van Heusen is all hers again. But when sparks fly between them, their passion quickly moves from the boardroom to the bedroom. And soon Merina is living her worst nightmare: falling in love with her husband . . .


By Jessica Lemmon

Curious about what makes Reese Crane, billionaire bachelor, the man? Lucky for us, I was able to get my latest (stubborn) hero to open up about 5 things that make him, well, him.

#5 ~ Beard trimmer. Reese is never without a sexy amount of stubble on his jaw and chin (see book cover) and this bit of dishevelment throws our heroine, Merina right off course. Reese maintains his look, never clean-faced, and never too beardy. Can you say control?

#4 ~ Scotch. Reese prefers it on the rocks, and as he tells Merina on their date one evening, “It’s always what I expect.”

#3 ~ Yacht. In case of temporary nuptials, climb aboard and hide out! But not for long. Sunrise on the deck isn’t optional for Reese—he and Merina need reporters to see them together after the wedding.

#2 ~ Sharp wit. I’m not sure whose banter is more infectious, Merina’s or Reese’s. But I promise you this: when they’re together, they are on fire!

#1 ~ The tie. Merina becomes obsessed with loosening Reese’s ever-present tie, much to the reader’s delight. As she puts it, she likes to see him come undone.

As do I, Mer. As do I. ;-)

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A former job-hopper, Jessica Lemmon resides in Ohio with her husband and rescue dog. She holds a degree in graphic design currently gathering dust in an impressive frame. When she’s not writing super-sexy heroes, she can be found cooking, drawing, drinking coffee (okay, wine), and eating potato chips. She firmly believes God gifts us with talents for a purpose, and with His help, you can create the life you want.

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Into the Light by Aleatha Romig ~ Review

Into the Light
Aleatha Romig
Series: The Light #1
Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
Release Date: June 14, 2016

Sara Adams awakes blind, unable to remember the most basic details of her life, but her darkness seems a blessing when she discovers the terrors of The Light.

Stella Montgomery investigates the news on the mean streets of Detroit, where she’s noticed a disturbing trend: young women are vanishing. When her best friend disappears, Stella investigates—despite warnings from her police detective boyfriend—following a twisted trail that leads her through the city’s most dangerous and forsaken precincts. There she uncovers something more sinister than she could have imagined: a shadowy organization known as The Light, led by the enigmatic Father Gabriel.

As Sara struggles to understand her place in the strange world she’s awakened to—an oppressive cult demanding unquestioning obedience—and her feelings for Jacob, the husband she can’t recall and whose harsh and tender attentions confuse and beguile her, Stella risks all to discover the truth. But enlightenment always comes with a price…

Source: Publisher
This is my honest review.
Rating: 5 Stars ~ Excellent

A dark mystery-thriller that will leave you craving for more!

Into the Light will mess with your mind. Into the Light will leave your brain screwed. What's Into the Light? It’s the first book in Aleatha Romig’s The Light series, and it left me craving for more!

I wasn’t sure what I was getting into when I started reading this dark mystery thriller. Questions immediately started to arise right from the beginning. Imagine waking up and realizing that you’ve been injured. You can’t remember anything. This is what happens to Sara Adams. She wakes up to an unfamiliar way of life, a cult really, filled people who say they know her but also seem to have suspicious intentions. Who exactly does she trust when she can’t remember what her life was like before it got turned upside-down?

Then there’s Stella Montgomery. She’s a journalist who is determined to find out what happened to her good friend. As her investigation gradually unfolds, she discovers something incredibly alarming that quite possibly could lead her down a dangerous and dark road.

I’ve read Ms. Romig’s Consequences series. I know she can write a wicked and complex storyline. While Into the Light is different from what I’m used to reading from her, she still showcases her talent to weave a story into shocking, twisted turns. I was kept guessing pretty much all throughout this story. I’m still guessing at the end and also amazed and stunned! I’m yearning for the next book now, please!

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HOT AS HELL by Julie Ann Walker FREE Book Blitz


Deep Six #0.5
Julie Ann Walker
Released June 1st, 2016
Sourcebooks Casablanca

An exciting prequel novella to New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie Ann Walker's thrilling new Deep Six series
Harper Searcy didn't want to fall for a soldier, but she couldn't forget her hot Navy SEAL friend or their one night stand. When the U.S. Embassy in Pakistan where she works comes under attack by terrorists, there is only one man she knows who would move heaven and earth to rescue her: Michael "Mad Dog" Wainwright.
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Deep Six #2
Julie Ann Walker
Releasing July 5th, 2016
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The former SEALs of The Deep Six return in a sizzling series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie Ann Walker.

Maddy Powers's life revolves around cocktail parties, political fundraisers, and charity events - but she can't forget the daring former SEAL who appropriated her father's yacht a few months ago ... or the scorching kiss they shared before he disappeared into the deep blue sea.

Bran Pallidino carries a dark secret behind his lady-killer eyes - one that keeps him from pursuing a serious relationship with Maddy. But when she's taken hostage during a trip to the Dry Tortugas, the men of Deep Six Salvage drop their treasure hunt for a sunken galleon and embark on a dangerous mission to save Maddy.

As they fight her merciless kidnappers, they discover this isn't a simple hostage situation, but something far more sinister. Passion boils between Bran and Maddy, but what good is putting their hearts on the line if they don't survive the dawn?


Julie Ann Walker is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of award-winning romantic suspense. She has won the Book Buyers Best Award, been nominated for the National Readers Choice Award, the Bookseller's Best Award, the Australian Romance Reader Awards, and the Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA award. Her books have been described as "alpha, edgy, and downright hot." Most days you can find Julie on her bicycle along the lake shore in Chicago or blasting away at her keyboard, trying to wrangle her capricious imagination into submission.
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Chasing I Do (The Eastons 1) by Marina Adair ~ Meet the Eastons + Review

Today I have the pleasure of having Marina Adair here to introduce you to the Easton brothers! There's a GIVEAWAY!

Five New Bachelors ~ Five Potential Book Boyfriends

New series are so exciting because we get to disappear into a new world, a new family, and a new set of characters all working towards finding their HEA. But the best part of a new series, is the men! And my new Eastons series has—count them with me—five alpha-brothers to fall in love with.

The first book in the series, Chasing I Do, releases today, and follows a once runaway bride who becomes one of Portland’s most sought after wedding planners. But when her former fiancée’s brother crashes one of her weddings, she discovers that sometimes it takes the Best Man to capture the runaway bride.

And who is this Best Man?

Gage Easton
Age: 29
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Dirty Blonde
Job: Sports & Celebrity Agent

This notorious sports and celebrity agent rocks his slacks and tie in that GQ way that says Wall Street badass. But his leather jacket adds a touch of bad boy to the businessman.
Gage has a serious thing for single mom, and runaway bride, Darcy Kincaid. And even though he is the Best Man to catch this sexy wedding planner—the groom she jilted once upon a time was his twin brother. Making him choose between loyalty and love…

Rhett Easton
Age: 31
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Dark brown
Job: Guitar prodigy

Rhett Easton isn’t just the greatest guitar player of this generation, he’s also People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive.  He’s strictly a new town, new woman kind of guy—happy to keep his life on the road—until he meets the one woman who makes him want to come home.

Josh Easton
Age: 35
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown
Job: Deputy assistant to the Mayor

Josh loves to work hard and play risky. Being the straight shooter of the family, doesn’t mean he doesn’t know how to have some fun—but he’s learned the hard way, never to mix business and pleasure.
With elections right around the corner, he is determined to take his career to the next level by promoting a campaign to improve police/civilian relations. Too bad the only relations he finds himself interested in, is a pint-sized trouble maker with a bombshell body and a habit of breaking all the rules.

Clay Easton
Age: 27
Eyes: Blue
Hair: dirty blonde
Job: NFL Star

Clay might be the youngest Easton, but this Baby Einstein is also the most level-headed. His ability to keep focus while in the storm, and think himself out of any situation, makes him one of the best running backs in the NFL. His moves on—and off—the field are legendary.
He likes his women young, his whisky aged, and his life uncomplicated. Until he meets the owner of the Air B&B he rents for the summer. She’s sexy, single, and—hot damn—she’ a cougar.
The best part? She doesn’t know who he is.

Owen Easton
Age: 33
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown
Job: Craft beer expert and bar owner

The hot head of the family, Owen knows his way around bar fights, bikes, and women. He also knows that his temper could be the one thing that is holding the family bar back from expansion. What he needs is a good girl to ground him—like his brothers have all found.
Too bad he finds himself falling for one who is trouble with a capital T. She even has it tattooed on her lower back.

For all of the Easton brothers, family comes first, business moves fast, and life is nothing more than a game of risk. They don’t mind breaking the rules or testing the limits, but when it comes to matters of the heart … they play for keeps.
And ladies, trust me, you’d want to be kept by any of these sought after bachelors.
~Marina Adair

Chasing I Do
Marina Adair
Series: The Eastons #1
Release Date: June 7, 2016

Darcy Kincaid might be a runaway bride, but she still believes in happily ever after, which is why she’s devoted to helping couples orchestrate their perfect I do. Even though her fiancée turned out to be unfaithful and a big disappointment, Darcy walked away from her wedding fully committed—to her unborn daughter. Now, a single mom, it’s up to Darcy to secure her daughter’s future, which is why she’s invested her life savings into renovating Belle Mont Manor, Portland’s oldest, and nearly forgotten, wedding venue. So when Wedding Magazine offers her the cover for their June issue, in exchange for planning the wedding of a high-profile couple, Darcy thanks her lucky stars. Until the star’s best man turns out to be her ex’s brother…
The last time Gage Easton saw Darcy, she was sneaking out the back door of her own wedding—destroying his brother’s life. No way is he going to entrust the gorgeous jilter with his biggest client’s special day, no matter how much in love with her he secretly was. Determined to take his client’s wedding elsewhere, he confronts Darcy, only to meet a toddler with Darcy’s blonde curls and the Easton blue eyes that has him renegotiating—the wedding for a chance to know his niece. But when a fun day in the park leads to warm family dinners, Gage finds himself stuck between his loyalty to his brother—and the two women who have stolen his heart.

Source: Review copy from author
This is my honest review.
Rating: 4.5 Stars-LOVED

The Eastons! This is a whole new set of brothers!

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from reading Marina Adair’s books, it’s that she does an awesome job at writing small town romances, one of my guilty reading pleasures! Chasing I Do is the first story in her brand new series set in Portland, Oregon and features a whole new set of brothers, The Eastons! Believe me when I say that you’re going to want to get to know each and every one of the five Easton brothers!

First up in Chasing I Do is Gage Easton. Gage and Darcy Kincaid have known each other for years. I liked that they’ve been friends for a while; however, their past took a tragic turn, and let’s just say that it’s been a few years since they’ve seen each other. Darcy has had to make some tough choices in life and work hard to where she is as wedding planner and owner of Belle Mont Manor. She does it all for her little girl. I absolutely adore her determination and mama-bear attitude! When Gage unexpectedly enters her life again in a huge way, she’s got to set some ground rules or risk getting hurt all over again.

I must say that I loved Chasing I Do! I thought the wedding theme is perfect for this particular story. Gage and Darcy are well-matched, and several scenes made me both tear up a bit and smile. This story was a wonderful introduction to the Easton brothers! I found getting to know this new set of characters delightfully refreshing. Although the ending wrapped some things up pretty quick, I was left wanting more, more, more!

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Marina Adair is a #1 National best-selling author of romance novels and holds a Master of Fine arts in creative writing. Along with the St. Helena Vineyard series, she is also the author of the Sugar, Georgia series, the Heroes of St Helena series and the upcoming Destiny Bay series. She currently lives with her husband, daughter, and two neurotic cats in Northern California.

As a writer, Marina is devoted to giving her readers contemporary romance where the towns are small, the personalities large, and the romance explosive. She also loves to interact with readers and you can catch her on Twitter or visit her on Facebook.