Sunday, November 19, 2017

#GiveAway #Review #ReadForever TWISTED TRUTHS by Rebecca Zanetti ~ @RebeccaZanetti


TWISTED TRUTHS 
Part of the BLOOD BROTHERS series.
by Rebecca Zanetti

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Review: 
Are you looking for a fabulous romantic suspense that there is no way you are going to be able to put it down? Well then I have a book for you, Twisted Truths by Rebecca Zanetti, will have you clinging to the edge of your seat while you flip those pages just as fast as you can. This is -one page-turner of a story. 

Noni is a very strong, independent lady that stands up for herself and protects her family. She does her best until something drastic happens. Her newborn niece is kidnapped by the no good, rotten, gang banger father. Noni wants her niece back safe and sound. So she lets it be known she is looking for  Denver Jones. 

Denver and his brothers have lived a very rough and tumbled life. They are always on alert for those that wish to harm them. I don't want to tell you too much about that but there are evil people after Denver and his brothers. Even with the danger Denver goes to Noni and gets her to safety. Then he goes on the hunt for her little niece. All the while those strong feelings of attraction between Denver and Noni are growing stronger by the moment. 

There are so many people that Denver, Noni, his brothers, and their significate others are in danger from. Around every corner there is another obstacle that puts them in danger, or changes how they have to deal with each problem. They all work incredibly well together and I loved how Denver's family quickly welcomes Noni and her niece into their family.

There is drama, suspense, mystery, action, a few really hot and steamy scenes, wonderful family interaction, and no good rotten people that just might get what they have coming to them. 

There is plenty going on in this story that I could not put it down. I read it in two sittings because I just had to know what Denver and Noni were going to have to face next and how they were going to get out the dangerous situations they were in. I also had to find out how in the world they were ever going to get Noni's niece back with all the interference that is happening each time they get close to her. 

Overall this is an incredible story that I truly enjoyed. If you enjoy a heart-pounding drama-filled romantic suspense then you really have to grab this one. This is the third book in the series but I think it could be read as a stand-alone. I have read book two and three now and I did OK with missing book one. If you have a chance to grab all three go for it! I think you will enjoy them all. 

I was given the opportunity to read this incredible story and it has been my great pleasure to share my thoughts with you. 

You may find my other review of Rebecca Zanetti's work here

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Q&A with  Rebecca Zanetti:

Crystal: I'm honored to have Rebecca Zanetti do a quick Q&A today. Please don't mind me while I fangirl over here for a few minutes. 

Rebecca: Thanks for having me over today to celebrate the release of Twisted Truths!  

Q: Where did you come up with the idea for TWISTED TRUTHS?

A: Well, in Deadly Silence, Denver was the quiet and wounded brother, so there had to be a reason. It made sense that he’d left the love of his life behind. So, for Twisted Truths, there had to be a really good reason Noni would hunt him down after he’d broken her heart. Her niece was kidnapped, which is a pretty good reason. The rest of the story unfolded from there.

Q: Do you have a favorite snack that you like to munch on while writing? If so would you mind sharing what it is with us?

A: I’m not much of a snacker, but I’ll have coffee or tea with me while writing. And always a glass of water. That doesn’t sound like much fun, but I have a Keurig latte machine, so the coffee is a little fancy.

Q: When you are not busy writing wonderful stories to keep us lucky readers entertained, what do you like to do? Do you have a hobby?

A: Fun question! I have two kids who are involved in several sports, so I’m usually at a game somewhere. Or in the summer, we go to the lake. I write there, but it’s very relaxed. And in the winter, we do go snowmobiling when we get the chance. But I write in the cabin there, too.

Q: Do you have a favorite background noise you like to having going while you write?

A: I have a music playlist for every book. Part of the fun of getting ready to write the next book is to create a new playlist, although I often reuse several songs from the last book. Then I’ll hear something on a television show or the radio and will add that song to the playlist.
(PLAYLIST: https://open.spotify.com/user/foreverromance/playlist/2vYDDAUJzwq0jdoK9vnLqa)

Q: How does it feel to conclude this series and what will you be working on next?

A: I’m a little sad to have concluded this series, to be honest. This world was a fun one to play around in, and I’m going to miss it. As for what’s next? Hmmm. We’ll see about that.

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DESCRIPTION:
One year ago, Denver Jones blew up his life and left everything behind. To stay alive, he had no other choice. But now, when video footage of the woman he could never forget goes viral, begging for his help, he has no choice but to go to her. Her niece has been kidnapped and Denver and his blood brothers are the only people she can trust. 

But Denver isn't the only one watching that video. The deadly forces from his past see it too-and they'll use anything--and anyone--they can to lure Denver out of hiding to exact their revenge. 

November 14, 2017
Trade paperback: $14.99 
eBook: $5.99
ISBN: 978145559431 


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Excerpt: 

Slowly, numbly, she shrugged.  “I knew you were dangerous and relentless in pursuing somebody,” she whispered.  But a killer?   Her search for him had held a romantic element, and she knew it.  This guy was all edge—no romance.  “Am I in danger?”  Her voice quivered, but she had to know.
“Yes.”  He didn’t move.  Didn’t even seem to breathe.
She blinked.  Rapidly.  “From you?”
His eyes darkened.  “No.  The only thing I’m capable of breaking is your heart.”
Cold swam through her.  The arrogance.  “You think you broke my heart?”
His lip twisted.  “I know I did.”  His tone was low with what seemed like self-hatred.  Dark and raw.  “I’m sorry.”
Those words.  She’d needed those words and hadn’t realized how badly.  “Thank you,” she said, going on instinct.  “Then how am I in danger?”
“I’m in danger, and anybody close to me is free game for an enemy who will keep coming until I’m dead.  Until everything I care about, everything I dream about, is taken away and I want death.”  He looked back down at the computer, intensity pouring from him.
Whoa. Okay.  Denver didn’t have one bit of hysteria in him.  His words scared her, but curiosity still rose up.  “Who?”
“Irrelevant.  As soon as we get Talia back, you have to forget me.  Now.  Back to Richie.”
She could live forever, and she’d never forget him.  Not for one second had she been able to pretend he didn’t exist.  But he was right.  They had to find Talia, but he still needed to explain more.  She had a right to know everything.  “I have files on everything.”  She threw her pack at Denver, and he easily caught it before it smashed him in the face. 
He didn’t so much as frown.  “Thank you.”
She swallowed.  They were in the same room.  After a year of hurting for him, he was right there in solid form.  More than solid.  She hadn’t imagined his hard body or intense charisma.  He owned every room he walked into with no effort.  She’d never met anybody like him, and here he was.  Her body tingled, her heart ached, and her mind spun.  Yeah.  Denver was definitely there.  “What now?” she asked, her eyes gritty and her throat scratchy.
“I’ll do some research.”  Slowly, numbly, she shrugged.  “I knew you were dangerous and relentless in pursuing somebody,” she whispered.  But a killer?   Her search for him had held a romantic element, and she knew it.  This guy was all edge—no romance.  “Am I in danger?”  Her voice quivered, but she had to know.
“Yes.”  He didn’t move.  Didn’t even seem to breathe.
She blinked.  Rapidly.  “From you?”
His eyes darkened.  “No.  The only thing I’m capable of breaking is your heart.”
Cold swam through her.  The arrogance.  “You think you broke my heart?”
His lip twisted.  “I know I did.”  His tone was low with what seemed like self-hatred.  Dark and raw.  “I’m sorry.”
Those words.  She’d needed those words and hadn’t realized how badly.  “Thank you,” she said, going on instinct.  “Then how am I in danger?”
“I’m in danger, and anybody close to me is free game for an enemy who will keep coming until I’m dead.  Until everything I care about, everything I dream about, is taken away and I want death.”  He looked back down at the computer, intensity pouring from him.
Whoa. Okay.  Denver didn’t have one bit of hysteria in him.  His words scared her, but curiosity still rose up.  “Who?”
“Irrelevant.  As soon as we get Talia back, you have to forget me.  Now.  Back to Richie.”
She could live forever, and she’d never forget him.  Not for one second had she been able to pretend he didn’t exist.  But he was right.  They had to find Talia, but he still needed to explain more.  She had a right to know everything.  “I have files on everything.”  She threw her pack at Denver, and he easily caught it before it smashed him in the face.
He didn’t so much as frown.  “Thank you.”
She swallowed.  They were in the same room.  After a year of hurting for him, he was right there in solid form.  More than solid.  She hadn’t imagined his hard body or intense charisma.  He owned every room he walked into with no effort.  She’d never met anybody like him, and here he was.  Her body tingled, her heart ached, and her mind spun.  Yeah.  Denver was definitely there.  “What now?” she asked, her eyes gritty and her throat scratchy.
“I’ll do some research.” 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Rebecca Zanetti is the author of over twenty-five romantic suspense, dark paranormal, and contemporary romances, and her books have appeared multiple times on the New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestseller lists. She has received a Publisher's Weekly Starred Review for Wicked Edge, Romantic Times Reviewer Choice Nominations for Forgotten Sins and Sweet Revenge, and RT Top Picks for several of her novels.  She lives in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest with her own alpha hero, two kids, a couple of dogs, a crazy cat...and a huge extended family.  She believes strongly in luck, karma, and working her butt off...and she thinks one of the best things about being an author, unlike the lawyer she used to be, is that she can let the crazy out. Find Rebecca at: www.rebeccazanetti.com

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

#GiveAway ~ Spirited Away By Mary Billiter ~ @hottreepubs, @HotTreePromos,

Spirited Away

About the Book: 

In Mary Billiter’s sexy novel of investigating the unknown and navigating love, a drop-dead gorgeous cop and a fiery redhead are linked by a mysterious haunting and the unsolved crime of passion behind it all.

When a series of mishaps introduces hotel manager Reese Pemberton to the legendary cowboy ghost stalking her hallways, she begins to question the events surrounding his demise.

Reese and hot police detective Cody Pring join forces to put to rest the spirit that haunts the hotel. In the process, they discover long-buried secrets and an attraction worth investigating.

Can the two solve a decades-old mystery or are some things better left with the dead?

Genre: Romantic Mystery
Release Date: October 31, 2017
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
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About the Author: 

Mary Billiter is a weekly newspaper columnist and fiction author. She also has novels published under the pen name, “Pumpkin Spice.”

Mary resides in the Cowboy State with her unabashedly bald husband, her four amazing children, two fantastic step-kids, and their runaway dog. She does her best writing (in her head) on her daily runs in wild, romantic, beautiful Wyoming.



Thursday, November 16, 2017

#giveaway ~ April Swings by Adriana Kraft ~ @AdrianaKraft

Out Now
 April Swings
Series: Meghan’s Playhouse, Book 3
  by Adriana Kraft 

Guest Post from Adriana Kraft:

Behind the Scenes at Meghan’s Playhouse

What’s your favorite erotic fantasy? Does it include ménage – maybe a man sandwich, or making love with a woman and a man at the same time? Have you ever kissed a girl?
We started writing our Meghan’s Playhouse series to deliver some of our favorite fantasies for our readers. When we began book 1, we simply planned to write an erotic romp. We knew we wanted a young “sprite,” a bisexual woman full of energy and inventiveness, as the star in our story. We thought of her as a modern-day Aphrodite, bringing other couples together through sharing sex with both partners.
In the beginning, we didn’t give too much thought to her motivation, or to that of the other major players. Characters have a way of taking over, though, and Meg wasn’t satisfied with just being a piece of fluff having hot sex scenes. Each book in the series is its own love story, stirring up emotions even Meg wasn’t prepared for.
The original five-book series was first released in 2009 by a different e-publisher. It’s been unavailable for over four years, and we’re thrilled Extasy Books has contracted to re-release it, completely revised and re-edited. In the meantime, Meg insisted we write one more adventure. The six books are releasing approximately every ten weeks.
A Ring for Christmas, December 7, 2017
Vegas Gambler, February 23, 2018
Meg’s Folly, May 4, 2018

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Blurb:

Meghan Keenan’s having a blast with her latest squeeze, Clark Hendricks, who writes and directs the shipboard main shows. Should she turn down April’s request to heat up her marriage? And if she accepts, where will Clark fit in?

Derek is stunned by his wife’s brash pursuit of the hot young actress. Must he match her boldness to keep her from leaving him?

Erotic Menage Romance, Erotic Romance, Ménage, Caribbean Cruise

Buy Links: 
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Excerpt: Adult Only from here please :)

“Crap, you haven’t pounded me like this for years,” April panted.
Derek felt her fingers clawing at his back. She hadn’t been a wildcat like this for years, either. He lifted her butt off the bed and continued plowing in and out of her. Her heels pounded his backside.
“I’m coming!” she keened. “Come with me. Do it.”  
Her verbal barrage rattled his brain, and then his cock exploded. He worked his wife’s hips back and forth along his length, spurting and filling her like she’d demanded. Breathing heavily, he flexed his arms and settled April on the bed, then leaned over and kissed her forehead. “I didn’t hurt you, did I?” Her giggles confused his muddled thoughts.
“Good grief.” Grinning broadly, she lolled her head from side to side. “Does this look like a woman in pain?”
He shook his head. “Not really. But let’s roll over so I don’t have to worry about crushing you.” He rolled them easily until April beamed down at him.
She licked perspiration from his chin. “So watching me ride Meg’s fingers must’ve been a turn-on after all.”
He gave her a crooked smile. “That, and imagining her howling into the night.” He ran a finger along her nose. “You didn’t do badly in that department, yourself.”
“I hadn’t realized how silent I’d become over the years until Meg quizzed you about me. I could hardly keep my mouth closed in the lounge.”
“I noticed.”
“So are you ready for Meg to get more involved with us?”
He scowled. “Do we have to? Wasn’t this good enough?”
April shook her head. “Who knows what good enough is? Do you really want to turn your back on Meg? Do you really want me to turn my back on her? We may never have this kind of opportunity again. We’re free to try whatever we want here.” She kissed his mouth and dragged her tongue across his lips. “Don’t you at least want to try? For us. Or at least, for me.”

About the Author:
Winner of the 2014 Bisexual Book Award for erotic fiction, author Adriana Kraft is a husband wife team writing Sizzling Romantic Suspense and Erotic Romance for Two, Three, or More.
Readers can count on our Romantic Suspense line for gutsy characters, hot sex, and breathtaking intimacy as our hero and heroine battle outer threats and inner demons to stay alive and fall in love.
We write our Erotic Romance stories to entertain, of course, but most of all we write them because we believe in happy endings for all who fall in love, whatever their gender, sexual orientation or numerical combination. Here you’ll find multiple partners, three-way, four-way and more, swing lifestyle, lesbian, bisexual, ménage and polyamory, in both contemporary and paranormal settings.
Together we have published more than forty romance novels and novellas to outstanding reviews. We love hearing from readers at adrianakraft99@yahoo.com.

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Giveaway:

Two winners will win their choice of Book 1 or Book 2 in the Meghan’s Playhouse Series:



Seducing Cat (Book 1)
What could college English Professor Caitlin Shanahan ever have in common with the brash carpenter Kurt Davis?  The sexy sprite Meghan Keenan, that's what. 







A Woman for Zachary (Book 2)
It’s New York! Broadway beckons, but Meg has more fun keeping an erotic triangle going with her current flame, Zach Cullen, and her drama coach, Josie Patrice.


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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

#SpotLight ~ Jade’s Redemption By Constance Bretes ~ @ConstanceBretes

Jade’s Redemption
By Constance Bretes
About the Book: 
He's an overworked police chief, and she's a disgraced cop. Can he rescue her from her own depths of hell without losing his heart to her in the process?

Someone is kidnapping newborn infants and selling them to the highest bidder. Police Chief Patrick Carter has his hands full investigating the case. To complicate matters, he's short on staff.

Jade Harlowe has secrets, ones that she vowed no one would ever know. She used to be a police officer, but when a tragedy occurred—one that everyone held her responsible for—she resigned and moved to another state to start over, accepting a job as a dispatcher for the police, fire, and ambulance departments.

When Patrick discovers Jade's past police experience he offers her a job on the force. He needs help working the kidnapping cases, and Jade previously solved a similar case, so she could be a valuable asset. But will they be able to fight the attraction that's sizzling between them? Something that could be very distracting if they can't control it.

The clock is ticking. They have to find those babies and prevent more from being taken. But a very nosy news reporter may compromise everything if she digs deep enough to uncover Jade's past.

Neither Patrick nor Jade thought they had room for each other in their lives, but working so closely together makes it impossible to deny the chemistry. Can Patrick break through the wall Jade has built up around her, or will her past finally catch up with her and she loses everything once again?

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Excerpt:

When Jade arrived at the police station that morning, she saw that Patrick’s vehicle was already there. Why was he in the office so early?
She scanned her ID to get into the communication call room. She acknowledged the two dispatchers still on duty, then grabbed her mug and went to the break room. After pouring herself a cup of coffee, she headed back. On her way, she greeted two officers and walked by Patrick’s opened office door.
“Jade, in my office. I need to talk to you,” Patrick said.
“Okay.” She didn’t report to him, so why did he want to see her? She entered his office.
“Close the door,” he commanded, his voice terse.
She closed the door and sat in the chair in front of his desk.
“There was another kidnapping last night. Here’s the file on both kidnappings and files from other known cases to cross-reference. I need you to investigate the cases and try to get these babies back and prevent another one from being taken. I want you to go out into the street, ask questions, get in people’s faces, and help solve this crime.”
“Um, not an officer, Patrick.”
“You are now. If you’ll stand, I’ll swear you in.” He opened the desk drawer to get the book out.
“You can’t make me an officer, just like that.”
“Yes, I can. I know you were an officer in Oklahoma City, and I know your credentials are up-to-date. You are certified and ready to be an officer. All I need to do is swear you in.”
“You checked up on me?” Jade asked, her voice faltering.
“No, at first, I called the Oklahoma City Police to find out about the kidnapping case you mentioned. In the course of my discussion with the chief, I asked if he knew you, which he said he did.”
“Then you know what happened there.”
“No, they couldn’t tell me due to your non-disclosure stipulation.”
“Then you shouldn’t hire me.”
“I’m giving you an opportunity here. This is your chance to prove yourself. You are given full range to investigate the cases. You’ll report back to me every day as part of your training. I will guide you to where and how to solve this crime and many others. Now, are you up to it and ready to start?”
“But…Patrick…um…Chief. This is so sudden. I...” She was speechless, she didn’t want to do an investigation into a possible kidnapping. She didn’t want to handle cases that involved children. How could she get out of this? Did she really want to get out of this?
“Say yes so we can get started.”
“You sure about this?” She wasn’t, but she couldn’t tell him no. This was the kind of once-in-a-lifetime opportunity you didn’t turn down. It felt strange though; he never talked this fast, and he wanted her decision now.
“Yes, I’m sure. So, what do you say?”
“Chief, I’m not sure this is a good idea.”
“Why not?”
What could she tell him? “I’ve been away from police work a long time, and I’ve never been a detective. I was only in training to be one.”
“Your previous employer said that you were showing signs of being a good detective. Jade, I need a detective. I need fresh eyes, someone quick to analyze the situation and get to the bottom of this. I’m offering you a chance to prove you are the right person to do the job. Anyone else would jump at the opportunity. Why are you hesitating?”
“I…um...” She couldn’t tell him she didn’t want to work baby or children cases. You couldn’t be selective when you were a detective. You took all jobs, no matter how difficult or painful it was.
“Have you talked to the fire chief? Does he know?”
“Yes. I talked to him this morning. He’s going to hire someone to replace you.”
“What about the police commissioners?”
“I’ll deal with them.”
She stared at Patrick and swallowed a big lump in the back of her throat. A detective? Her heart hammered hard in her chest. Could she do it? If he knew her past, why would he even consider her for the job? Talk about a bombshell dropping. Couldn’t she have time to consider it?
But a little glimmer of hope sparked in her heart. So there was a chance for her to redeem herself? She’d be stupid to turn down the opportunity. “Okay. I’ll do the best I can.”
“Good.” Patrick stood up, pulled out a Bible, and said, “Place your hand on this and repeat after me.”
After she was sworn in, they sat back down and Patrick went over the second kidnapping with her and handed her the files.
“I want you to work with Clyde on this, as he’s been doing the legwork. Between this case, the first case, and a murder case, he’s been pulling double duty trying to handle everything. But before you go out anywhere, you check in with me and let me know what you and Clyde are doing.”
She wished she could say she’d do the murder case. “It looks like this second baby was taken the same way. The two cases are likely related. Did you have any evidence that we can use?”
“So far, no. CSI went to the second scene this morning to gather any trace evidence there, but we won’t know anything for a couple of days. When you investigated the case in Oklahoma City, how did you crack it?”
“I posed as a woman wanting to adopt a baby.”
“How did you know who to connect with?”
“It was a long shot. I started with the kidnapped baby’s mother, then it went to a person who knew a person who knew a person. Then I created an identity of a woman desperate to adopt. I made sure I stayed visible and willing to try anything to get a baby.”
“I see.”
Jade rose, walked to the door, and put her hand on the doorknob, but before opening it, she turned to him. “Are you sure you want me to do this?”
Patrick leaned back in his chair and stared at her as if he was reflecting on something. “Yes, I’m sure. There are a lot of things we need to discuss. But right now I need you to get on board with Clyde, quickly, and start working this case while it’s still hot.”
“Okay. Where do you want me to work?”
“The next room down the hall is the detectives’ squad room.” He gestured with his thumb. “Grab whatever desk and computer you want. Stop by the lock-up room and get Mike to assign you a gun.”
The case was the opportunity of a lifetime for her. It gave her the chance to prove to herself, to Patrick, and the whole world, that she could do the job. Would solving this help make up for the child whose life was taken because of what she did?
She took a deep breath, opened the door, and headed to the lock-up room. She had walked into the station today as a nine-one-one dispatcher, and was now walking out as a detective.

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Constance Bretes Bio

I started writing contemporary romance and contemporary romance suspense fifteen years ago, and after multiple rejections, got my first contract for Delayed Justice, released in 2014.
I lives in Basin, Montana, where three feline furballs own me and my husband, and a dog that lives next door named Sara, who thinks she also lives with the Bretes family. I love the mountains that surround my home, I love basket weaving, jewelry making, and just visiting all the folks in the small community we live in.
I currently have seven books published, and a number of other ones in various stages of edits. Right now, I’m working on a new book, called Roadside Love. A murder mystery/romance is a small town in Wyoming. I have two other books that are at the end of their editing days and now at critique partners, the books are Elkhorn In The Moonlight and Rocky River Gold. Both are small town romances.

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