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Book Blitz ~ The Future of Sex by Aubrey Parker


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The Future of Sex by Aubrey Parker

(The Future of Sex, #1)

Publication date: May 16th 2017

Genres: Adult, Romance, Science Fiction

Love doesn’t matter. Romance doesn’t exist.

In the year 2060, sex is a game of extremes. No desire is unexplored and even the unimaginable is possible.

Alexa Mathis, head of the monolithic O Corporation, has found a prodigy she believes will drive her sex empire to rapturous new limits: Chloe Shaw, a common girl with uncanny gifts that make her a powerful escort.

Chloe doesn’t believe in love. She believes in ecstasy, and her employer’s newest tool to usher “the future of sex”: an intelligent network known as The Beam.

And so it is until she meets Andrew … and the whole world changes.

The Future of Sex is a 12-part romance/sci-fi series exploring the line between today’s conception of love and the sensations that await us in the future.

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~Excerpt~

“Close your eyes.”

Andrew was startled. He’d been listening to music when Chloe entered, and hadn’t heard her approach. His door was unlatched, without a digital lock. He hadn’t been kidding about being poor. His connection was isolated to the terminal playing the music. He lived like a bohemian, and his apartment was little more than masonry and glass. She felt guilty about using her Beam connection to ferret out Andrew’s address, but once her hands were on his hips, her chest pressing into his back, Chloe no longer cared.

“You surprised me.”

She reached toward the terminal — a simple, no-frills model — and touched his screen to change the music, choosing something soft and lyrical to replace it. Something sappy and lovelorn that her mother would mock.

“Close your eyes,” she repeated.

He hesitated. She couldn’t see his eyes because she was behind him, but Andrew’s body language betrayed a man at attention. His moment of reluctance gave her pause until she realized his doubt was about himself rather than her.

“Chloe …”

“Just do it.”

She sensed his eyes closing. Then she rested her hands on his chest, palm flat. The movement was sensual, but not sexual. Her default would have been to go below the belt, so she kept her hands high.

“What are you doing?” he asked.

“Feeling.”

“I wish I worked out more.”

“Not feeling you. I meant that I’m attempting to feel. To emote.”

“How is it going?”

“I don’t know.”

And she didn’t. Chloe was feeling just fine, but it was like an ingrained response to Andrew’s presence. If he were feeling doubtful or down, her chameleon nature would want her to adapt, to touch him in just the right ways and say just the right things. She wasn’t sure if her genuine reaction — if she’d ever felt such a thing — was the same.

“You don’t know?”

“What do you want me to say, Andrew?”

“I’m not sure what you mean.”

“What do you want from me? How would you have me feel?”

Andrew hesitated. “Is this a test?”

He sounded concerned, or even more doubtful than before — the opposite of his usual carefree, playful self. Something had been wrong at the park, and it had occupied Chloe’s mind, heavy like an anchor, ever since. That same thing was still wrong, but had matured into something else.

“No,” she said. “It’s not a test.”

“I don’t want you to feel anything. You feel what you feel.”

It was such a simple thing to say, yet Chloe didn’t know if her body and mind understood.

“How do you feel?” he asked.

“Nervous.” It was the truth, but she wasn’t sure if it was her base or something more meta. Was she nervous for her own reasons, or because she wasn’t sure how she truly felt?

“Me too,” he said.

With her flat palms, Chloe could feel his heart. “I can tell.”

“I don’t know what to make of you, Chloe.” His words were rushed as if he’d been dying to say them.

“Nobody seems to.”

“I don’t know if I like you for you, or if I like the person you’re becoming so that I will like you.”

Chloe turned Andrew around. She didn’t have to tell him to open his eyes. He did so automatically, those usually-playful orbs suddenly so serious.

“So,” she said, “you can tell.”

“I don’t know what I can tell.”

“You’re conflicted. There’s something wrong.”

“Conflicted,” he echoed. “But nothing’s wrong.” Then: “At least, I hope not.”

“But you don’t know.”

“Honestly? I don’t.”

“My whole life is about feeling, but it’s always as a response.” Chloe swallowed, hesitant to voice what was coming. “But I know how I feel about that — about your hesitation.”

“I think I love you, Chloe.”

“But you don’t know.”

He shook his head.

A tear tickled the corner of her eye.

“And I know how I feel about that, too.” He moved to kiss her.

“Don’t.”

“I want to.”

“Because I want you to?” Chloe asked. “And I want you to because you want to?”

Andrew tipped his head a little; he didn’t have to say that Chloe’s double-talk was confusing them both. He pressed his lips to hers, felt her lack of response, then pulled back. “Does it matter?”

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~Author Bio~

I love to write stories with characters that feel real enough to friend on Facebook, or slap across the face. I write to make you feel, think, and burn with the thrill that can only come from getting lost in the pages. I love to write unforgettable characters who wrestle with life’s largest problems. My books may always end with a Happily Ever After, but there will always be drama on the way there.

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~Giveaway~

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Cover Reveal ~ Rogue in Love: Thea and Lex by Inger Iversen


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Rogue in Love: Thea and Lex by Inger Iversen

Publication date: March 28th 2017

Genres: Adult, Romance, Sports

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~Description~

Missing Teal and Trent from Inevitable: Love & War? Check out Rogue in Love, the beginning of a series of standalones featuring Trent Reed’s new employees!

Ten years ago, Lex made the difficult choice to skip town, abandoning the young girl who’d offered him her innocence and a place in her heart. However, when Lex is called back to Blackwater to say goodbye to his dying confidant, he is confronted by the broken-hearted woman he left behind and given the task of helping her mend the gaping hole his absence created.

When Thea and Lex reunite, sparks fly and secrets are unveiled.

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~Author Bio~

Inger Iversen was born in 1982 to Anne and Kaii Iversen. She lives in Virginia Beach with her overweight lap cat, Max and her tree hugging boyfriend Joshua. She spends 90 percent of her time in Barnes and Noble and the other ten pretending not to want to be in Barnes and Noble.

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Love Shots 1 & 2 by Roxy Callahan


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Love Shots #1 by Roxy Callahan 

Kindle Edition, 21 pages

Published December 16th 2016 by Shirtsleeve Press

~Rating: 3/5 stars~

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~Description~

Annoyance turns to romance turns to passion in this story of a young couple heading to wine country to celebrate their first anniversary.

When her boyfriend Scott doesn’t pack until the last second and then expects to join the mile high club on a full commercial flight, Kerrie is annoyed at the start of their anniversary weekend getaway. But things immediately get better as the two of them take in the romantic scenery of California Wine Country. That just sets the scene, however, and the real togetherness begins when they get back to their room.

Starting with a passionate strip tease, things get interesting as they realize that they were given the squeekiest bed in the bed & breakfast they are staying at. Love, creativity, and passion are all they need, however, as they enjoy an anniversary neither will soon forget.

~Review~

Kerrie and Scott were taking a quick weekend trip to a bed and breakfast in Wine Country for their first anniversary. Scott didn’t pack for their trip, so she had to do it, which only served to tick her off. Then he tries to get handsy with her on the flight, wanting to join the mile-high club, but she turns him down. When he tells her that he was really excited about their weekend and the romance of enjoying their anniversary that he didn’t think about all the mundane things before hand. Short but still good. My only criticism for this book is that it never mentions her name at all. The only way I knew her name was from the blurb.

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Love Shots #2 by Roxy Callahan 

Kindle Edition,39 pages

Published December 26th 2016 by Shirtsleeve Press

~Rating: 3.5/5 stars~

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~Description~

New couple Evan and Sadie take their passion to the next level when they discover that all they need to do is trust each other

Told via alternating points-of-view, this amazing book takes you through the minds of a young couple as they start out concerned over what the other will think, each of them hesitating to ask for what they really want. Readers will recognize the tentativeness, fear, and caution of new love, while enjoying watching it blossom into what we all hope it will become.

This is the story of Evan and Sadie. Evan wants to try new and exciting things in bed but is afraid to ask for them, and Sadie, who faces the same challenge. We watch as the two of them slowly reach a point where they finally trust each other completely, which leads to an amazing experience that takes their relationship to an emotional and physical new level..

~Review~

Sadie and Evan are a fairly new couple – just six weeks into their relationship, and we see both of them having the same kind of thoughts. They are each holding back on what they like because of the fear of losing each other. Short, but good! I did like this one a little better than Love Shots #1.

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~Author Links~

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Happy Reading!

-Ana

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Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver


Before I Fall

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Paperback, 470 pages

Published October 25th 2011 by HarperCollins (first published March 2nd 2010)

~Rating: 4/5 stars~

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~Description~

What if you had only one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life?

Samantha Kingston has it all: the world’s most crush-worthy boyfriend, three amazing best friends, and first pick of everything at Thomas Jefferson High—from the best table in the cafeteria to the choicest parking spot. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life.

Instead, it turns out to be her last.

Then she gets a second chance. Seven chances, in fact. Reliving her last day during one miraculous week, she will untangle the mystery surrounding her death—and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing.

~Review~

I was watching the movie trailer for the new Fifty Shades movie and I saw a trailer for Before I fall, I recognized the title and I knew there was a book by Lauren Oliver.  

This book was such a amazing surprise. I honestly didn’t think that it would be so good and I was amazed that it was. It was so heart breathtakingly beautiful, it was so thought provoking and powerful. I’ve never read a book like this, where the same day plays over and over again, and its different every time. I’ve seen a ton of movies like this but never really read a book like it, It was different, good different. I really enjoyed it. Even though it had elements of supernatural (being brought back to life and all) but this book is so realistic especially how high school is. The book describes the whole high school atmosphere and being a teenager perfectly.

The beginning really drew me in I enjoyed reading about Sam’s day and the events that lead up to her death.  But at some points, I really didn’t like Sam and I just wanted to slap her and say “Don’t you realize what you are doing?” but she didn’t listen to me LOL… What I loved the most about this book is the transformation of Sam from being one of the mean girls to a strong independent individual who really grows up in the 7 days following her death. The character development in this book is so rich. I also really loved the layout of this book, each chapter representing a day in Sam’s life following her death. Each day Sam tried to change what happened to her and her friends and the final chapter, I mean you knew what was going to happen but I didn’t stop me from wishing for a different ending.

I didn’t expect it to turn out the way it did, but I’m sure glad it did. So amazing. Lauren Oliver is an amazing writer, and has managed to make Sam’s story come alive in a way that made me unable to put the book down.

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~Author Bio~

Lauren OliverLauren Oliver is the cofounder of content development company Paper Lantern Lit. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of the YA novels Replica, Vanishing Girls, Panic, and the Delirium trilogy: Delirium, Pandemonium, and Requiem, which have been translated into more than thirty languages. The film rights to both Replica and Lauren’s bestselling first novel, Before I Fall, were acquired by AwesomenessTV; a major motion picture adaptation of Before I Fall was announced by Open Road Films in 2016. Her novels for middle grade readers include The Spindlers, Liesl & Po, and the Curiosity House series, co-written with H. C. Chester. She has written one novel for adults, Rooms.

A graduate of the University of Chicago and NYU’s MFA program, Lauren Oliver divides her time between New York, Connecticut, and a variety of airport lounges.

~Author Links~

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Happy Reading!

-Ana

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Teaser Tuesday (#30)


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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by So Many Books So Little Time. Anyone can do it. All you have to do is: (1): Grab your current read. (2): Open it to a random page. (3): Share 1 or 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!! (4): Make sure you also mention the author and title.

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~Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver~

Paperback, Enhanced Edition, 470 pages

Published October 25th 2010 by HarperCollins (first published March 2nd 2010)

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#1:

“Here’s one of the things I learned that morning: if you cross a line and nothing happens, the line loses meaning. It’s like that old riddle about a tree falling in a forest, and whether it makes a sound if there’s no one around to hear it.
You keep drawing a line farther and farther away, crossing it every time. That’s how people end up stepping off the edge of the earth. You’d be surprised at how easy it is to bust out of orbit, to spin out to a place where no one can touch you. To lose yourself–to get lost.
Or maybe you wouldn’t be surprised. Maybe some of you already know.
To those people, I can only say: I’m sorry.”

#2:

“It amazes me how easy it is for things to change, how easy it is to start off down the same road you always take and wind up somewhere new. Just one false step, one pause, one detour, and you end up with new friends or a bad reputation or a boyfriend or a breakup. It’s never occurred to me before; I’ve never been able to see it. And it makes me feel, weirdly, like maybe all of these different possibilities exist at the same time, like each moment we live has a thousand other moments layered underneath it that look different.”

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Cover Reveal – Entangled Moments by Dori Lavelle


Entangled Moments by Dori Lavelle

(Moments in Time #1)

Publication date: December 31st, 2013

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18680645-entangled-moments?ac=1

~Synopsis~

A deadly accident can take a life in more than one way.

Four years ago Carlene Adams made a mistake. A tragic accident derailed the future she’d hoped for, taking the life of the man she’d planned to spend forever with.

As a self-imposed penance for her solitary sin, Carlene has given up on every dream she ever had. Instead, for whatever is left of her life, she has committed to spend every moment trying to make up for that single instance when everything changed. She’ll settle for the sort of life a person like her deserves, or so she believes.

A second chance.

Then Carlene meets Nick. A single kiss awakens all the desires she has shoved aside for so long. Suddenly she wants more than what she feels she has a right to. With the feeling of his lips still lingering on her own, she wonders if she’ll ever see him again…and if she does, what will that mean for her?

A thing of fate.

Outside of the life she built upon her guilt, she waits for fate to intervene. But just as she begins to believe in her fresh start, she’s forced to realize a horrible truth that has the power to send her second chance crashing before it even begins.

Nick isn’t who she thought he was. She isn’t the girl he believes her to be, either. Their lives have always been intertwined, and to tell him the truth is also to risk tearing them apart for good.

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Dori Lavelle, is a mother, wife, and lover of happy endings and mint chocolate. She thinks love and chocolate make such a perfect pair. Give her a great romance novel with a hint of suspense and a mug of hot chocolate and she’d be one happy woman.

Growing up, Dori read a lot, and when she wasn’t happy with a particular ending, she wrote a different one, just for herself. Before long, she was writing stories when she should have been doing homework. The time has come for her to share the stories she cooks up in her head.

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Website : http://www.dorilavelle.com/

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Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dori-Lavelle/1423314904547560

Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7348559.Dori_Lavelle

Blog: http://dori-lavelle.blogspot.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DoriLavelle

The new cover for Entangled Moments by Dori Lavelle, designed by Najla Qamber Designs 

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Goddess of Love (Goddess Summoning #5) by P.C. Cast


Goddess of Love (Goddess Summoning, #5)

Goddess of Love (Goddess Summoning #5)

Rating: 4/5
Descripton;
With “humor and verve,” (Publishers Weekly) Cast tells the story of the mythical Venus who comes to life to help a nerdy woman find her inner goddess. Pea Chamberlain needs a makeover-shoes, hair, clothes, make-up-if she wants to attract an Ÿbersexy fireman. And who could better coax Pea out of her pod than the Goddess of Love, whom she invokes in a moment of desperation? Venus works her magic on Pea, but who will help her when she falls for that same sexy fireman? Could Venus need a love makeover for herself? Check out the five-alarm heat when the Goddess of Love unexpectedly loses her heart.

 
My thoughts:
“Venus was restless.” This was another great novel in Cast’s Goddess Summoning series. I don’t usually enjoy romance novels that combine two or more love stories. However, the two stories in Goddess of Love compliment each other well. It was also nice to see a goddess getting some love. In the previous books, the story revolves around a mortal woman who summons a goddess to help her in some way and ends up entangled and falling in love with a god or other mythical creature. In this book, something similar happens when Pea, a socially awkward but kind woman, summons the goddess of love for help attracting men. The twist is, though, that when Venus comes to her aide, the goddess find herself falling in love with the guy Pea is crushing on. Don’t worry though, the extremely sexy God of Fire will track down Pea and catch her eye. Both of the romantic relationships worked well and were nice and steamy. However, I also loved the friendship that developed between Pea and Venus. The best part, though, was that when Venus goes online to research modern behavior, she learns quite a bit from my favorite blog – Smart B*tches, Trashy Books. I loved that these awesome reviewers of romance got a cameo and in an awesome book. I can’t wait to get the next in this series. Tone: Feminine, Spunky, Hot 
Setting: Oklahoma, Tulsa, Mount Olympus 
Characters: Gods, Goddesses, College Department Director, Strong Women 
Language: Witty, Upbeat, Inspirational 
Pace: Steady

-Cassie @SoManyBooksSoLittleTime

 

 
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