SCANDALOUS BOOK BLOG #CausingAScandal: December 2016

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

{{RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW}} CHECKMATE - This is Love by Kennedy Fox

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Title: Checkmate: This Is Love
Series: Checkmate Duet #2
Author: Kennedy Fox
Genre: Enemies to Lovers Romance
Release Date: December 13
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Synopsis
The anticipated conclusion of The Checkmate Duet from a secret duo of bestselling authors! Checkmate: This is War is an enemies to lovers romance that will have you crying with laughter one moment and screaming in frustration the next... but you'll be begging to play the game with The King. 
Game on.

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Viola Fisher is the epitome of perfection.
She despises my one-night stands and mocks my less-than-classy habits.
She’s smart, beautiful, and too good to be true.
And I want her.
If she were anyone else, I’d have made my move years ago, but considering she’s my best friend’s little sister, she’s always been off-limits. Not to mention how much she loathes my very existence.
Hating me is her religion, but needing her is mine. Her sexy curves and filthy smart mouth make me want her even more, and I’m more determined than ever to change her mind.
I’ll prove I’m done playing games.
But until then, we’ll continue to play by her rules.
Viola Fisher may have won the battle, but the war isn’t over yet.
Checkmate, princess.

*Recommend for ages 18+ due to sexual content and adult language.*
**This is Love is book in the Checkmate Duet. You must read This is War first.**

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***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review - Naomi / Scandalous Book Blog***

I am completely in love with Viola and Travis.

This is book 2 of the duo and we pick up exactly where book 1 ended. I loved this couple as much as they loved one another. I was hooked from beginning to end!!!

Questions need to be answered...

Why was Travis with Mia and can Viola really trust Travis when he he asks her too?

How will Drew react when he finds out his best friend and little sister have been carrying on behind his back all this time?

This book duo is a mix bag of emotions that left my head spinning and made my heart beat faster.

Kennedy Fox bought a whole new meaning to the word anticipation. I was on the edge of my seat throughout.



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About the Author
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Kennedy Fox is a duo of bestselling authors who share a love of You've Got Mail and The Holiday. When they aren't bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate together under a pseudonym and have some fun creating new characters that'll make your lady bits tingle and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you!


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{{ RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW}} HIT THE SPOT by J.Daniels



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Is this love or just a game? Tori Rivera thinks Jamie McCade is rude, arrogant, and worst of all . . . the sexiest man she's ever laid eyes on. His reputation as a player is almost as legendary as his surfing skills. No matter how her body heats up when he's around, she's determined not to be another meaningless hookup. Jamie McCade always gets what he wants. The sickest wave. The hottest women. And Tori, with her long legs and smart mouth, is definitely the hottest one. He knows Tori wants him-hell, most women do-but she won't admit it. After months of chasing and one unforgettable kiss, it's time for Jamie to raise the stakes. Jamie promises that soon Tori won't just want him in her bed, she'll be begging for it-and he might be right. Somehow he's found the spot in her heart that makes her open up like never before. But with all she knows about his past, can she really trust what's happening between them? Is Jamie playing for keeps or just playing to win? This book can be read as a stand-alone. Book 1--Four Letter Word



     




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  Hammerjacks was dimly lit and packed with bodies, some dancing together and others crowding the bar, waiting to get served. I started scanning the room as I came up beside Tori, who was doing the same even though she had no idea who she was looking for. I saw Quinn almost instantly. She wasn’t hard to spot. The bright pink spiked-out hair helped with that. “There,” I said, pointing in the direction of the bar where my sister was sitting on a stool, head turned away from the group of shitheads swarming her. She was alone. That pissed me off. She was here, in town visiting, and she was looking for ass. That pissed me off, too. Not much I could do about the second thing, I understood it, but she was gonna hear my feelings toward the other whether she wanted to hear them or not. “What’s her name again?” Tori asked as we made our way over. “Quinn,” I said. She nodded, face serious. Then she tucked stray pieces of hair behind her ears and smoothed out the rest of her pony, pulled the one sleeve of her shirt down so it exposed her shoulder and bra strap, straightened her spine, tipped her chin up, and put on a smile before rushing ahead. “Hey, sweetie. Sorry I’m late,” Tori chirped, squeezing in between my sister and the shitheads as if they weren’t standing there. She grabbed Quinn’s face, bent down, and kissed her cheek. “I missed you. Did you miss me?” she asked, bringing both hands to Quinn’s neck and holding there while standing between her bent knees. Tori was smiling and playing the part, leaning close and making it seem like they were really together, or at least really feeling each other. My sister was blinking up at Tori, looking baffled but also looking like she was wanting to buy everything Legs was selling. I wasn’t surprised. Quinn shared my taste in women. And I definitely had a taste for Legs. “Whoa, are you two…damn. Is this your girl?” one of the shitheads asked from behind Tori, pointing at the back of her. “Jesus,” another one chimed in, looking his fill. “What are the chances of me watchin’ you two go at it? This is fuckin’ hot.” I stepped up then, not liking the tone of this guy and the shit coming out of his mouth, and wanting to make my presence known. He saw me approach and shot me a hard look, asking, “You gotta problem?” “Jamie.” Teeth clenched and fists forming, I looked to Quinn, not taking the bait he was throwing out. She was watching me, eyes serious and mouth tight, subtly shaking her head in warning ’cause she knew I couldn’t be fighting or doing anything that could draw negative attention. Then she turned her attention onto Tori when she twisted and slid into Quinn’s lap. “Fishing in the wrong pond, boys,” Tori informed them, sweeping her gaze over the three while putting her arm around Quinn’s shoulders and pressing close. “Get lost. We’re not interested.” Then she turned all of her attention onto my sister and amped up her game, giggling as she kept her face close to hers and running her fingers through her hair, smiling, whispering, really flirting and looking into it, all while blocking the view of the shitheads so they couldn’t watch. And everything Legs was doing, my sister was eating up. Wrapping her arms around Tori and holding on to her, smiling back, laughing, looking like she was falling in love and thinking this was real and something sustainable. I was starting to regret incorporating Tori into this plan. She was a little too good at her game. Straight up. Maybe the best at it. I was also starting to get mildly jealous watching my sister getting attention from the one woman who was hell-bent on ignoring my ass. “Man, whatever,” the one guy said, grabbing his beer and looking to his friends. “Come on. I’m not wastin’ my time on lesbian pussy.” His friends murmured their agreement, mentioned something about hitting up Roy’s, a bar down the street, then grabbed their beers and stepped away. When they were out of earshot, I shifted my eyes to Legs, telling her, “Think you sold it. You can get off my sister now.” Tori smiled proudly, lifting her shoulders with a little dance. Then she looked to Quinn, keeping the smile, and said, “Hey, I’m Tori. Your brother dragged me here, so I figured I’d offer my assistance instead of letting him handle it, since he can’t fight and all.” “Can fight, just shouldn’t,” I corrected her. I jerked my chin. “Hop off.” Quinn moved her hands up Tori’s back and licked her lips. “Wicked plan,” my sister told her. “I was totally into that.” “I think it got the point across,” Tori replied. “I really like your hair, by the way.” She ran her fingers through it again. “The color looks great on you.” “Really?” “Absolutely. It really makes your eyes pop.” “I was thinking about going purple…” “Have you tried bleaching the roots and just painting the color on the ends? I think that would look amazing with purple.” Jesus. “Legs,” I barked. Both of their heads whipped around and faced my direction. “You feelin’ like gettin’ up so we can get the fuck outta here?” I asked, thinking only about the food back at her place I was wanting to eat and not about how comfortable my sister’s hands looked gripping on to Tori’s body. “She’s fine,” Quinn offered, keeping her hands locked around Legs. “Really. She doesn’t have to move.” I shot a glare at Quinn, communicating how I felt about that suggestion, then shifted that glare to Tori. “I was getting up. Relax. We were just talking,” she huffed, moving off Quinn’s lap and coming to stand beside me. “You’re welcome, by the way,” she murmured. 
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NAOMI'S REVIEW
4*****
***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review - Naomi / Scandalous Book Blog***

I couldnt wait to get my hands on Jamie and Tori's story. After meeting them in Four letter word I knew we were in for a treat.
This book was a rollercoaster of emotions that had me hooked.

Tori is just out of a relationship with a guy who forgot to mention he was married. All her walls are up, how did she not see it and she is also nursing her broken heart. 

Jamie is a man on a mission he wants Tori but the more she says NO the more he feels the need to make her his.

9 months Jamie has pursued Tori and 9 months she has stayed away but something changes and Tori takes a leap. 
This couple both bought so much to the relationship, Tori is stubborn, fierce but easy to love and Jamie is your typical alpha male and his dirty mouth is exceptional. Together they set fires, however their love doesnt come easy. 2 people, so passionate and head strong that when they come together are a force to be reckoned with  

This is a tale of a LOVE/HATE relationship that will have your head spinning. But will it all be worth it in the end?

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J.Daniels is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Sweet Addiction series, the Alabama Summer series, and the Dirty Deeds series. She would rather bake than cook, she listens to music entirely too loud, and loves writing stories her children will never read. Her husband and children are her greatest loves, with cupcakes coming in at a close second. J grew up in Baltimore and resides in Maryland with her family. Sign up to receive her newsletter and get special offers and exclusive release info: http://authorjdaniels.com/newsletter/ Twitter | Instagram | Website | Facebook | Amazon Author Page |Goodreads | Reader’s Group    

Friday, 9 December 2016

{{BLOG TOUR & REVIEW}} FOREVER TATTOOED by Alicia Rae


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Raelyn Jennings survived the unthinkable. She has been given a second chance at life and a happily ever after with the man who owns her heart and soul. But surviving a brain tumor comes with a price—change—and it becomes Raelyn’s worst fear.
Damien Heathman—the tattooed, sexy, dominant CEO—isn’t one to let challenges stand in his way. Ever. Especially when it comes to his forever with Raelyn. His undying love for her is strong enough to see them through any darkness in their path, and he’ll obliterate anyone and anything that tries to stand in his way.
But, as Raelyn struggles to find her new place in life, the truth behind Damien’s jagged scars begins to unravel, layer after layer, and they reveal a deep hatred and rage toward those from his past.
Tears will be shed.
Relationships will be broken.
Can Damien and Raelyn’s love bear the inevitable storm? Or will heartbreak and devastation shatter their dreams of forever?

Did you miss the first two books in the series? Make sure to catch up now!
***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review - Naomi / Scandalous Book Blog***

Alicia has done it once again...This is the 3rd book of the series and it exceeded all my expectations. 
Alicia had set the bar high so going into the 3rd and final book I didn't know what to expect. I was already in love with this couple, I loved their relationship, the connection between them was strong. They had lost their hearts to one another but never really lost themselves. Their story was filled with ups and downs and I couldn't wait to see what emotional roller coaster I was jumping on starting this book. I was hooked from the first page. Alicia's words consumed me!

We start where book 2 ends. 

Damien pushed Raelyn to make a life changing decision. One that would give them a chance of a forever love. Forced to realise what was staring her in the face Realyn knew that she had to take a leap of faith to get her HEA and she has been given another chance. She is alive and with the man she loves everything she stumbles upon in her recovery make her stronger and more determined to live her life to the full.

This was Raelyn secret and now its out there in the open she wants to know Damien's. She wand him to trust her with his past, however Damien believes that his past should stay exactly where it is. He is scared of telling Raelyn all the ugly and loosing her. He asks for time...

Time is running out and his past is set to crash into his future but will their be anything worth fighting for left?

Raelyn knows she loves this man fiercely but with no trust they cant move forward. Annabelle and Drake are on a mission to out Damien and bring him down but will it be Damien himself that pushes Raelyn too far??


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About TATTOOED EMOTIONS

Raelyn Jennings has survived the unthinkable. She’s been given a second chance to live, to breathe, to feel. Her ability to overcome such a traumatic hurdle has created armor around her heart. But beyond her shield is fear, a consuming deep one, of the unknown. Raelyn vows to herself that she’ll solely focus on the one constant in her life, her career as the CEO for a prestigious accounting firm. Damien Heathman’s unrelenting determination has made him a powerful, respected man. He’s sexy and confident and utterly breathtaking. His dominance and strength is evident in every purposeful stride, every meaningful look, and every soft caress. Raelyn has worked with Damien’s company, Heathman Enterprises, for many years, but they’ve never crossed paths—until now. Damien’s presence fills a room. He steals Raelyn’s breath and sparks her broken heart back to life. Once Damien sets eyes on Raelyn, there is no turning back. He wants her, and he’ll stop at nothing to have her. Not even the dark secrets hidden behind his tattoos will stand in his way. The chemistry is undeniable. The passion is palpable. Can Damien convince Raelyn that he is worth the risk? Or will Raelyn allow her past to control her future, feeling the chance of another heartache is too great to bear?
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Raelyn Jennings knows one thing for certain. She loves Damien Heathman with every fiber of her being. A life without him wouldn’t be one worth living. Damien has never loved a single soul—until Raelyn. She heals the pain that has tainted the deepest part of his heart. She is his everything, his single reason for breathing. Damien’s relentless determination refuses to let anyone or anything stand in his way of being with her. But soon, Damien’s and Raelyn’s pasts begin to collide with their future in ways they never thought possible, testing their undying love for one another. Damien’s dark secrets from the scars hidden beneath his tattoos threaten to reveal themselves while Raelyn is faced with impossible decisions that need to be made. Can Damien convince Raelyn to take a risk in hopes of securing the longevity of their future? Or will Raelyn choose the safe path that also comes with a limit? There isn’t any time to waste, for the clock never stops ticking.
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Alicia Rae is a Contemporary Romance Author who lives in Dekalb, Illinois, with her husband and three beautiful boys. Alicia has a passion for reading all types of romance, writing to bring a story to life, and wedding photography.
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Wednesday, 7 December 2016

{{RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW}} THE PAWN by Skye Warren

pawn_releaseblitzbanner THE PAWN by Skye Warren is now available EVERYWHERE! “Positively sinful, and outrageously sexy! Emotions run high and readers will be left gasping.” – New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones
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"Sinfully sexy and darkly beautiful, The Pawn will play games with your heart and leave you craving more!" - Laura Kaye, New York Times bestselling author
The price of survival... Gabriel Miller swept into my life like a storm. He tore down my father with cold retribution, leaving him penniless in a hospital bed. I quit my private all-girl's college to take care of the only family I have left. There's one way to save our house, one thing I have left of value. My virginity. A forbidden auction... Gabriel appears at every turn. He seems to take pleasure in watching me fall. Other times he's the only kindness in a brutal underworld. Except he's playing a deeper game than I know. Every move brings us together, every secret rips us apart. And when the final piece is played, only one of us can be left standing. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * THE PAWN is a full-length contemporary novel from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren about revenge and seduction in the game of love. It's the first book in the brand new ENDGAME series.
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***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review - Naomi / Scandalous Book Blog***

Hooked from beginning to end. Skye has once again provided us with a story to loose yourself in.
Dark, sexy and captivating are just a few words I would use to describe this book!!!

Gabriel and Avery were amazing characters, and it was easy to connect with them.

This story packs a punch, full of drama, suspense, mystery and lots of secrets...there was nothing not to like.

Avery had it all, great childhood, she was a student at the most sought after college and she was engaged to a man who screamed power and wold one day become Senator. 

But all is not as it seems, When Avery's father is arrested and charged they looses everything.

Avery does what she needs to do, she stands beside her father no matter the cost.

Gabriel was the victim of Avery fathers deceit., When he comes face to face with Avery...The game begins but who will win???

I can not wait for the next installment to this series...Is it January yet???


THE KNIGHT is now available for preorder!
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Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance such as the Chicago Underground series. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, two sweet dogs, and one evil cat.


Tuesday, 6 December 2016

RELEASE DAY BLITZ - CLOSER BY MARY ELIZABETH





Title: Closer
Series: Closer #1
Author: Mary Elizabeth
Genre: Contemporary Romance/New Adult 

 Release Date: December 6, 2016


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Gabriella Mason is damaged.



Teller Reddy is wrecked.



Misery loves company, and that’s exactly what Ella gets the afternoon her path crosses with Teller’s: the misunderstood premed student who instantly becomes her lifeline when she moves to Los Angeles, an attempt at escaping her heartbreaking past. 



In the beginning, Lonely and Defensive complete each other. But in the end, their relationship is like broken glass—cutthroat and jagged. 



Calling it off before they kill each other, Ella and Teller decide to “just be friends” despite the intensity that binds them together. It’s a delicate foundation rocked by tragedy, effectively destroying the illusion they’ve so carefully built. 



Unable to deny what’s between them any longer, this is what happens when wrecked and damaged collide and close is still not close enough.







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Michelle's review

This was a new author for me so went in with an open mind and all I can say is this book blew my mind, right from the off there was action and drama that traps you instantly.

Teller and Ella best friend relationship went to the extremes. They each were in a relationship when a tragic accident puts them right where they wanted to be. They were close to begin with but this took them so much closer the intensity between them was dangerous ! 

Their close and friends worried about them and knew by previous experience that they could cause chaos and hurt to them selves and others around them.  They were a couple who literally couldn't live without each other but were so destructible when together you couldn't see how they were going to make it. 

I was addicted to their story, the love , danger ,lust and intensity between them was enthralling !! The other characters in the book really made it feel like one bog family and I'm hoping they all have their own story to tell.

This is book 1 and I'm so excited for the next book, Mary Elizabeth has set high expectations for the next one but I'm sure I wont be disappointed.

Author Bio


Mary Elizabeth is an up and coming author who finds words in chaos, writing stories about the skeletons hanging in your closets. 



Known as The Realist, Mary was born and raised in Southern California. She is a wife, mother of four beautiful children, and dog tamer to one enthusiastic Pit Bull and a prissy Chihuahua. She's a hairstylist by day but contemporary fiction, new adult author by night. Mary can often be found finger twirling her hair and chewing on a stick of licorice while writing and rewriting a sentence over and over until it's perfect. She discovered her talent for tale-telling accidentally, but literature is in her chokehold. And she's not letting go until every story is told.



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