June Favorites

How the heck is it already July? Jeez. Anyways I had a great reading month, I read 32 books (go me!) and here are the stand outs...

1. Everything that is Mariana Zapata
So I went on a bit of a binge when I discovered this author and read all (7) of her books and found a new auto-buy author! If you're a fan of the slow-burn character building stories then definitely check her out!

2. Night Huntress and Night Prince series by Jeaniene Frost
I read Halfway to the Grave years ago but never read the rest of the series and I was going through my TBR and saw that I had Once Burned and ended up reading the Night Prince series first and then went back and read the Night Huntress series. Really really enjoyed! I <3 p="" vampires="">

3. God's Eye by Susan Fanetti
One word–VIKINGS! I really enjoyed this book and the world Susan Fanetti created, it's the first in the series and I will definitely be reading the rest of the books ASAP.

4. The Bird and the Sword by Amy Harmon
This was my first Amy Harmon book but it definitely won't be my last. Extremely well written and loved the world this author created!

Release Day & Excerpt: Wicked Favor by Sawyer Bennett



New York Times bestselling author, Sawyer Bennett, is happy to introduce a new Wicked Horse club in Las Vegas and you’re cordially invited to attend the grand opening... 

As the owner of The Wicked Horse, an elite sex club located along the Vegas Strip, Jerico Jameson never spends the night alone. Gorgeous, ripped, and totally alpha, Jerico doesn’t grant favors and will rarely give you the time of day—unless he wants you in his bed. So when the sister of his sworn enemy shows up asking for help, saying no should be easy. But when Jerico takes one look at her and sees an opportunity to help this beautiful woman while exacting revenge on her brother, he’s not about to pass that up. 

Beaten and bruised, Trista Barnes is running out of options, and Jerico is her last chance to get out of the mess she’s in. She doesn’t know why Jerico despises her brother so much, but as long as he can help her, she doesn’t care. Jerico offers her safety while opening her up to a sinful world she never knew existed. 

As she succumbs to Jerico’s erotic charm, Trista lets herself fall into the wicked world of guilt free pleasure with no regrets. Under his strong alpha hand, she blooms, and so does Jerico’s possessiveness. But what happens when Trista finds out she was a pawn in Jerico’s game all along, and that the price for his favor was steeper than she ever imagined – her heart.



Excerpt
Jerico 

For three nights, I’ve watched her. 

By any definition, I’d totally be considered a stalker. 

But from the comfort of my office, I can pull up the security feeds on my monitor and take note of the subtle changes in Trista as she works the condiment tray. Truth be told, I don’t need her working that job and have a much greater need for her to go back to cleaning, but fuck if she doesn’t look a hell of a lot sexier in a thong than a turtleneck and pants. 

Part of my training in the military was gathering intelligence, so I can pick up on the slightest of details that could tell me a very important story, and there were a lot of changes I noticed over the last three days with Trista as she settled into her job routine. 

The most important and pleasing thing was that Trista’s stopped hiding her sexual curiosity. When she first started working here, she looked around a room in a vague way, not taking in too many details. I think she was afraid to watch. 

Afraid of what it would do to her body. 

But that has definitely changed. 

Now, Trista watches what the patrons are doing. Sometimes, she stares for long moments and much to my delight, the kinkier the acts, the longer she stares. My trained eyes take in her chest rising and falling to keep up with what I’m sure was a racing pulse. She’d adjust the straps covering her breasts in a very minute way either because the pressure on her nipples was too much, or because she wanted to create some friction. 

Naughty, naughty girl. 

My favorite though was when she would cross one long leg over the other and squeeze her thighs together as she watched, and I had no doubt her clit was probably pulsing with desire. 

Trista was getting braver too. She never once took any man up on an offer to join, and there had been some I’d seen. I had told her she could if business was slow, but I also made a spectacle in front of Willis that she was off limits. Perhaps Trista thinks she’s off limits to everyone, and it’s fine by me if she wants to think that.
 

Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released more than 30 books and has been featured on both the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists on multiple occasions. 

A reformed trial lawyer from North Carolina, Sawyer uses real life experience to create relatable, sexy stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From new adult to erotic contemporary romance, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone. 

Sawyer likes her Bloody Marys strong, her martinis dirty, and her heroes a combination of the two. When not bringing fictional romance to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to a very active toddler, as well as full-time servant to two adorably naughty dogs. She believes in the good of others, and that a bad day can be cured with a great work-out, cake, or a combination of the two.

ARC Review: Silver Silence by Nalini Singh


New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh returns to herextraordinary Psy-Changeling world with a story of wild passion and darkest betrayal... 

Control. Precision. Family. These are the principles that drive Silver Mercant. At a time when the fledgling Trinity Accord seeks to unite a divided world, with Silver playing a crucial role as director of a worldwide emergency response network, wildness and chaos are the last things she needs in her life. But that's exactly what Valentin Nikolaev, alpha of the StoneWater bears, brings with him. 


Valentin has never met a more fascinating woman. Though Silver is ruled by Silence--her mind clear of all emotion--Valentin senses a whisper of fire around her. That's what keeps him climbing apartment buildings to be near her. But when a shadow assassin almost succeeds in poisoning Silver, the stakes become deadly serious...and Silver finds herself in the heart of a powerful bear clan. 


Her would-be assassin has no idea what their poison has unleashed...


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My Review
"To be a Merchant is to be a shadow that moves with will, with intelligence, with pitiless precision.
—Ena Mercant (circa 2057)"

Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series only rivals her Guild Hunter series as my favorite PNR series. Maybe my all-time favorite series. Her world building is second to none and considering this is the 16th book in her series, the fact that I'm still completely hooked says it all. I will read everything she writes—anything she writes. 

Silver Silence starts a new story arc and we're introduced to new changelings. Bears! Valentine is alpha of the StoneWater clan, Russian and seriously sweet. He ticks all of my boxes. We've met Silver in previous books—Kaleb's assistant, director of the EmNet and part of the Mercant family—and I know I'm not the only one who has been dying to read her story. 

Silver is resistant of Valentin's courting and we find out for good reason. My favorite part may have been learning about the ins and outs of the clan and getting to meet a whole new cast of characters. I look forward to whoever Nalini decides to write about next because I know I'm going to love it. I will definitely be re-reading this one again in the near future.

"Do you know what he said? A chuisle mo chroí?"
"A pulse of my heart, I think." Cuddling her in a possessive hold, Valentin added, "Leo drove us crazy repeating the Gaelic over and over when he was trying to learn it so he could shout it up to Moira's balcony on the second floor of a college hostel." A pause, "I climbed up a building for you," he said pointedly. "That's better than shouting love words from the street."
"Bears." The words came out shaky.

* I was provided an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Release Day Blitz: The Foxe & the Hound by R.S. Grey

 

R.S. Grey's THE FOXE & THE HOUND is available today! You don't want to miss getting your hands on this sexy and hilarious new read from R.S. Grey. Find out more about THE FOXE & THE HOUND below and grab your copy today!

 About THE FOXE & THE HOUND

When your life is a hot mess at twenty, it’s cute. At twenty-seven…well, not so much.

It’s just that my lofty dreams—making it as a real estate agent, paying rent on time, showering daily—have stayed just that: dreams. Oh, and love? I’ve decided love might be a little ambitious for me at the moment. Instead, I’ve settled for the two guys who will never leave me: Ben & Jerry.

That is, until Dr. Adam Foxe takes up residence as the town’s new vet.

With his strong jaw, easy confidence, and form-fitting scrubs, it’s not long before every housewife in Hamilton is dragging neglected tomcats in for weekly checkups.

Like everyone else, I’m intrigued. Even after I spoil my chance at a good first impression, he still offers me a proposition I can’t refuse: play his girlfriend at a family function and he’ll hire me as his real estate agent. Welcome to love in the 21st century.

It’s too bad I underestimated Adam’s irresistible charm and the undeniable attraction that burns between us. The day he pins me to the wall and silences me with a kiss, the line between reality and ruse begins to blur. Every teasing touch brings me to my knees. Every kiss promises more. 

It looks like my hot mess of a life is about to get a little hotter.

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I follow his gaze to where my dress has ridden up. When I’m standing, it’s a modest length, but the leather seats in his Audi have hiked up the skirt and a few inches of my thighs are now on perfect display.
His gaze drags down, pausing on my lips for a moment before he trails down my neck and chest. He’s studying my dress—no, he’s studying my body beneath the fabric. His smile is slow to spread, a little haunting…sexual.

About R.S. Grey
R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com