Sunday, October 27, 2013

Review & GIVEAWAY: "Play" by Holly S. Roberts/ Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY: "Shadows of the Past" by Brandy L. Rivers

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When Killian MacGregor, the hottest quarterback in the NFL, eyes the perfect pair of female legs, he spends an hour tracking the gorgeous woman in a room filled with rowdy teammates until one gets out of line.
Rebecca Cavanaugh, a long distance runner for the state team, intimidates boys and men with her quick wit and majestic height. The pre-season jock party isn’t her scene, but she’s roped into attending to provide her sister a sober ride home. Hiding in the kitchen to avoid the athletic sex fest, a drunken thug forces Rebecca to her knees, and waves a giant ding-dong in her face. Before Rebecca can extricate herself from the hairy situation, an unknown champion saves the night. When Killian assists Rebecca off the floor, she’s stunned into silence while staring at the sexiest man alive. Will Killian’s bad boy rep and Rebecca’s need for commitment, make this the most impossible “Play” of the season? Or, will Killian’s haunting past and need for victory destroy the most important game of his life? “Play” is intended for readers 18+. Enjoy with caution… this book contains adult situations, erotic sex, and more balls than a girl knows what to do with.

 Rebecca Cavanaugh is nothing special, at least she isn't in her eyes. She tall and gangly, had only two relationships in college and wound up dumped in the end of both.  In high school, she was the geeky, clumsy girl that others made fun of.  Then, she discovered running and found that she was good at it.

She makes the mistake of going to a party with her slutty sister, but in the end will it be best the mistake she ever made??

Killian, the knife, MacGregor has had a rough life. No one knows all the details and he prefers it that way.  On the night of this party though, he can't help but watch those long legs.  They are gorgeous and the girl is different from the women who fawn over him continually.  When he takes her home to safety, it's all written in stars, or is the Play book?

This was a great and lively book. There is as much humor as mush.  I loved when Rebecca went for her first waxing, that was hilarious!!

"If I wanted a flare, I'd buy one at the local fireworks store and sizzle the damn hair off.  It couldn't hurt anymore."

"Of course, she presented this after she finished torturing me; I had no choice but to accept that I might develop the pussy pox within the next few days."

 The banter amongst the friends is great, but the relationship between Rebecca and Killian is better. I love that these characters seem to be "real" people. Not just another fairy tale romance. They both have had pain in their lives and found the outlet to help them deal with it.  They both have crosses to bear and are still learning to cope, but become stronger through each other.

There's just enough of the million dollar athlete life style to make it dreamy, but real life circumstances to keep it grounded.  Killian is an alpha male to the extreme at first and Rebecca is almost a border line willing sub.  I loved how she got a little edgier though as she became more comfortable with herself.  By the end of the book, she has really grown into her skin.

This book is a perfect length. I had it read in two nights and found myself devouring it at many parts.  It's a hard book to pace yourself with as you get lost in the story, but that's never a bad thing.  I definitely give this book 5 out of 5 stars

*It'll make you want to run to the store and find a purple #20 jersey to sport around yourself.*

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I dissolved into the seat of his amazing car. A low moan escaped my lips but Killian just showed his dimples and buckled me in. I wondered what he’d do if I pulled him tightly against me and sniffed… for an hour or two. He opened his door and folded into the seat with absolute grace regardless of his size. “Ah hell,” he muttered and turned my way. Unlatching my seatbelt, he pulled me in for the most mouthwatering kiss I’d ever had. His lips, soft but firm, molded to mine. His tongue ran over my teeth, tasted, dipped deeper, and then plunged. He effortlessly slid out the elastic holding my hair before spreading his fingers to either side of my scalp. The kiss intensified and Killian made promises for the night ahead with his lips. He tasted so damn good. When he pulled back, I actually whimpered and smiled at the low rumbling growl that came from Killian’s throat. He took my lower lip between his teeth and pulled slightly before letting go. He put distance between us leaving me bereft. “We’ll eat at my house.” He kissed my forehead, reached over, grabbed the seatbelt, and fastened me in again. My hands went to my hair as I looked around for the hair tie. “Leave it.” I stopped my search but couldn’t help running my fingers through the mussed tangles. Killian’s hand captured mine. “No.” He released my fingers just as fast as he verbalized the one word. I wasn’t a pushover, didn’t have much experience with guys, but I had some. I should have argued, straightened my hair anyway, or even voiced some sort of displeasure. An electrically charged pulse shot straight to the junction of my thighs, and there I went and tried to stain his car’s upholstery. I kept my mouth shut.

Meet Holly

Holly Roberts Small pic FACEBOOK / BLOG / GOODREADS Holly S. Roberts is the bestselling author of fourteen novels, and writes under three pen names. A romantic at heart, she fell in love at the age of twelve with a boy she saw across junior high school campus. Four years later, he took notice and she never let go.Her career in law enforcement gives her a reason to want romance, happy endings, and anything that takes her away from real life when she reads and writes. She can shoot a mean game of pool, toss back a straight shot of tequila, and recite the Gettysburg Address.Holly lives high in the mountains in the southwest United States with her husband, Rottweiler and Chihuahua.


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The latest book in the Others of Edenton series is LIVE! Shadows of the Past is the 4th book in this series. 

Shadows of the Past (Others of Edenton #2)
Haunted by memories of her past, Amethyst Lakes left her home to come to Edenton. She was ready to start a new life on her own after being stalked relentlessly. 

Hayden Hunter is too busy being Sheriff to take interest in a woman. That is until his officer drags Amethyst into his life. For the first time he wants to protect and claim. 

There’s instant attraction between the two, but Amethyst isn’t ready for anyone since she found out her ex killed himself after she sent him away for good. 

Preston has always protected Amethyst, and when he finds out something of legend and nightmares is coming for her, he’ll do everything he can to keep her safe. 

Amethyst is either the catalyst to bring nightmares fully into this realm, or the one to end them. Can she find the power to stop the darkness, or will she wind up its prey? 

Pretty little nymph, suspicious but sexy earth fae, cocky mage, and a nightmare of old.

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New Beginnings (Others of Edenton #.5)
Jess knew her life would never move forward if she remained a part of Gregory’s pack. Some Alpha’s just don’t know how to take care of their wolves. She had managed Gregory’s bar for years but she knew he would never sell it to her. 

After one giant mistake, he went from bad to worse. As a psychic, she knew it was a downward spiral. 

Taking her future in her own hands, she contacts the Alpha in Edenton. He is happy to sell the empty bar no one has the time, nor desire to renovate, much less run. 

Their attraction is unexpected and the last thing either want, but they find the only thing they need in each other. 

There is just one problem. Slater’s second in command is plotting against him. Liam will use anything to take over as Alpha. 

Plenty of werewolves, an old vampire flame, plus a paranoid second, and don’t forget the psychic with a whole lot of attitude.

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In Too Deep (Others of Edenton #1)
Brody is a talented motorcycle mechanic and werewolf stuck in his painful past. On yet another depressing night, he is viciously attacked by vampires.

Fallon is a brilliant tattoo artist with inherent magic. Tired of men and their games, she climbs onto her Harley and leaves her old life behind.

Running for his life, Brody crashes into Fallon and sparks fly. She ends up stranded in the Northwest with her ride out of commission.

Stranded with no ride and nowhere to go, Fallon allows her best friend to convince her to stay in Brody’s apartment. He’s determined to claim her heart and keep her safe from the shadows in her past. Fallon prides herself on her independence and would rather keep him safe, even from herself.

With the impending danger from the group of vampires and dark mages, they will have to work together. The closer they get, the harder it is for her to fight her attraction.

Be prepared for monsters, magic and lots of ink.

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Shadows Fall (Others of Edenton #1.5)
Amethyst Lakes is a nymph with a problem. She left her ex-boyfriend when he started to smother her. Nothing she says seems to keep him away.
Carl needs Amethyst more than he needs to breathe, but she just doesn’t get it. He’ll stop at nothing to make her stay.
An old friend and teenage crush will keep her safe until Amethyst can decide how to deal with Carl once and for all.

A pretty little nymph, crazy stalker ex, a cocky mage, and a whole lot of trouble

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