Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Blind Faith (Sin Brothers, #3)Title:  Blind Faith
Series:  The Sins Brothers, Book 3
Author:  Rebecca Zanetti
Genre:  Paranormal/Romantic Suspense
Rating:  4.5 Sweltering Keys 2K1CH

**Disclaimer:  A copy of this book was provided to me by Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.

A betrayal he couldn't forget . . .

For Nate Dean, love is a four-letter word. As part of a secret black-ops military unit, he and his brothers were genetically engineered by the government to be ruthless soldiers with an expiration date. They were loyal only to one another . . . until Nate laid eyes on the woman who stole his heart and blew his world apart. Now, years later, his family is still paying the price for his mistake. But as time runs out, there's only one person who can save his family: the very woman Nate swore he'd never trust again.

A love she couldn't deny . . .

The moment Audrey Madison spies Nate across a crowded ballroom, she can barely breathe. He's just as undeniably sexy as she remembers, yet there's an edge to him now that's as irresistible as it is dangerous. When he asks for her help, Audrey can't refuse. But she has secrets of her own-secrets that, if Nate ever discovers them, may cost them both their lives . . .

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Worth the Risk (The McKinney Brothers, #2)Title:  Worth the Risk
Series:  The McKinney Brothers, Book 2
Author:  Claudia Connor
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Rating:  5 Sweltering Keys 2K1CH

**Disclaimer:  A copy of this book was provided to me by Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.

Two hearts locked away . . . Hannah Walker spends her days coaching children through injury and trauma, one therapeutic horseback ride at a time. She knows all too well how violence can change a child and leave scars that never heal. It’s easy for her to relate to the kids; what isn’t easy is the thought of facing her own harrowing past.

Millionaire playboy Stephen McKinney could use a little coaching himself. Five years ago he encountered his most horrible nightmare—and the nightmare won. No matter what he achieves, nothing can make up for that awful night . . . or so he believes.

Both desperate for a second chance . . . Stephen is used to getting what he wants. And he wants Hannah. So when she turns him down, he’s intrigued. What he doesn’t know is that her secrets will lead him to a place he never wanted to go again . . . to a side of himself he’s tried to forget . . . a side that would scare Hannah away from ever loving him. Now his only chance to win her trust is to bare his soul, risking everything he tried so hard to protect.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Today is one of those days that I would love to accept this challenge.

Coffee has NOTHING on this! 
Happy Wednesday(In my sarcastic voice)
17285883Title: The Undead Pool
Series: The Hollows, Book 12
Author: Kim Harrison
Genre: Urban Fantasy

Witch and day-walking demon Rachel Morgan has managed to save the demonic ever after from shrinking, but at a high cost. Now strange magic is attacking Cincinnati and the Hollows, causing spells to backfire or go horribly wrong, and the truce between the races, between Inderlander and human, is shattering.

Rachel must stop the occurrences before the undead vampire masters who keep the rest of the undead under control are lost and it becomes all-out supernatural war. However, the only way to do so is through the ancient elven wild magic, which carries its own perils.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Hola Chickies!  Today we welcome Felicity Heaton back to the blog to premier her the latest book.  Hunted by a Jaguar, the fourth book in New York Times best-seller Felicity Heaton’s hot paranormal romance series, Eternal Mates, is now available in ebook and paperback. To celebrate the release, she’s holding a FANTASTIC GIVEAWAY at her website and sharing sneak peeks of the book.

Find out how to enter the Hunted by a Jaguar international giveaway (ends January 18th) and be in with a shot of winning a $75, $50 or $25 gift certificate at her website, where you can also download a 7 chapter sample of the novel: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/hunted-by-a-jaguar-paranormal-romance-novel.php

If you haven’t had a chance to step into this passionate and action-packed world of dark elves, fae, demons, vampires, shifters and hunters, then you can take the leap with the first book in the series, Kissed by a Dark Prince, which is only 99c / 99p until January 15th as part of her fantastic Winter Warmers special deals. Find all the deals and links to your favorite retailers at: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/paranormal-romance-ebook-offers.php.  

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Hola Chickies!  Today we are psyched to host new author Rhenna Morgan on our measly little blog.

Hey, everyone! And thanks to Nettie and Celie for hosting me today!

I have to tell you, when I learned that the “Thick Chicks” were going to host me on my release tour I was pretty stoked. There are just certain people in this world that you know you’ll like/appreciate instantly by the things they hold near and dear. One look at their “Our Favorite Books” page and I thought, “I’m gonna like these women.” I mean, seriously. They’ve got all my favorite Kristen Ashley books listed, so how could I not like them? (Oh, wait. You’re missing Raid and Deacon. Have you read those yet?)

As I’m wont to do when people start talking favorites, I decided it might be fun to do a, “I’ll show you mine since you showed me yours,” kind of post. In the spirit of not getting too far out of control and raving for hours, we’ll call it:

The Top Five Authors/Books I’d Add to The Thick Chick’s 
Already Kick Ass Recommended Reads

Okay, that’s a bit wordy, but I tend to get that way when I go fan-girl on killer books…

Recommendation #5

Kresley Cole – Either her Immortals After Dark books OR her smokin’ hot contemporary erotic Game Maker series. The erotic series in particular is my favorite. I mean, I’ve always respected her Immortals series, but I kid you not, my mouth hung open for the vast majority of The Professional (Book 1, Game Maker). Using the Thick Chick rating scale I’d call it Insane and Sweltering.
We are totally all over the Immortals After Dark series but just haven't had a chance to review any since we started the blog.  The Professional Series is on our "to read" list but based on this comment, I'm bumping them to the top!  

Recommendation #4

Karen Marie Moning – Anything in her Highlander series. They’re a mix of historical, paranormal, and time travel all rolled up into one. And yes, I love the Faefever series too, but for me the Highlander books are just old school, sexy romance. The kind that got me hooked on the whole romance genre in the first place.

Recommendation #3

Kit Rocha – The Beyond Series. Ladies (and gentlemen if you’re brave enough to handle it), brace yourself before reading. It’s a dystopian world and it’s deliciously gritty. On the ratting scale I think it might make sweltering look tame. Definitely not for the faint of heart.  #Blushing** This is sooooo going to have to be on Celie's to read list.  My heart is a bit faint and she gets a kick out of my p-word blush all the time!  This will be going on her list for sure!

Recommendation #2

Joanna Wylde – Reaper’s MC. If you liked Motorcycle Man from Kristen Ashley, you’ll probably like this one too. The tone is a little grittier than Kristen’s, but the heroes are men’s men who plow right into every challenge…particularly when the challenge in question is the woman they want. Alas Celie and I have both confirmed that we are NOT old lady material and so these books just drive us insane.  Celie says she's just too damn nosy not to be able to ask any questions and I for one can't handle the "club side action".  I would have to cut somebody should I walk in the club and see a club skank on my man!

Recommendation #1

Darynda Jones – Charley Davidson Series. I’ve read ‘em all except the most recent one, and I love, love, love Reyes Farrow. If you like funny and steamy all in one place, you’re gonna love Darynda’s series. Well-written, clever, unique, and did I mention Reyes Farrow?  OMG, Darynda is our girl for sure.  We have read ALL of her Charley Davidson Series and have loved every minute of it.  Totally need to update the list.

So, there you go. I’ve shown you mine. Now show me yours in the comments below. I’m always on the look out for great new reads as I’m sure Nettie and Celie are. The best way to show love for an author is to get the word out on the stories you enjoyed.

If you have room on your TBR list and you’re into fantasy romance set in a contemporary world, I hope you’ll give my debut release, Unexpected Eden, a try. It’s the first in a four book series set in the one and only land of creation--Eden.

Well, most of it’s there. Some of it’s here in our own backyard. J

I hope you have a fantastic New Year and much happy reading. Hope to see you in paradise soon!

Love, Rhenna

About the Author:

Rhenna never thought a weird dream, a bucket list, and an addiction to romance novels would lead her into publishing, but that’s exactly how Unexpected Eden came to life. Okay, there might have been a jillion revisions in there somewhere, and a few points where her family thought she’d lost her ever-lovin’ mind, but pretty much everyone’s accepted that this author thing is chronic.

When she’s not working on the rest of the Eden books or her naughty contemporary romances, you’ll find her chasing two precious little girls, batting eyelashes at her indulgent husband, or driving with the top down and the music up loud. Oh, and “researching” on the internet. Those half-naked men she uses for inspiration don’t download themselves.

She’d love to share her “research” with you too and get to know you a little better in the process. Find her blog, Facebook, Pinterest, and other social media links at www.rhennamorgan.com. Be sure to sign up for her newsletter there too for snippets, upcoming releases, and author news.

If you enjoyed Unexpected Eden, Eryx and Lexi would sure appreciate it if you shared your review at Goodreads, Amazon, or other favorite online bookstore. Lexi would make you a mean cyber-cocktail in exchange if she didn’t have her hands full with Eryx, but rumor has it they haven’t left the royal suite in days.

Stalk Rhenna Morgan at the following places:

Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Goodreads  |  Website  |  Pinterest  |  Google +

Unexpected Eden (Eden, #1)Title:  Unexpected Eden
Series:  Eden, Book 1
Author:  Rhenna Morgan
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Rating:  4 Sweltering Keys  2K1CH

** Disclaimer:  A copy of this book was provided to me by Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.
Paradise, love, power…and a prophecy with a price.

Most people believe Eden no longer exists. Lexi Merrill’s about to learn they’re wrong. A hard-working bartender with a self-sufficient backbone and a wary nature, she knows pickup lines like a second language. So, when Eryx Shantos barges into her world with too-smooth words and a body to back it up, she locks up her libido and vows to keep her distance.

Eryx has other ideas. As king of the Myren race, Eryx is duty-bound to enforce the laws preventing exposure of their existence to humans. Yet The Fates have led him through his dreams to Lexi, a temptation he doesn’t want to resist. The question--is she Myren, or human, which makes her forbidden fruit?

When Eryx’s nemesis tags Lexi as his next target, Eryx insists on taking her home where he can keep her safe. Lexi had no idea “home” would mean the one-and-only land of creation…or that she’d trigger a prophecy that could doom her newfound race.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Happy Year News!!!! Diaries of 2 Thick Chicks want to introduce Painted, Lady by Skyler White. SilkWords publishes interactive romance and fiction so you will be able to choose which direction you want your story to go. Don't miss out on your chance to show Skyler the way you want the story developed.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Watch Me (Dark Obsession, #1)Title:  Watch Me
Series:  Dark Obsession, Book 1
Author:  Cynthia Eden
Genre:  Romantic Suspense
Rating:  4 Sweltering Keys 2K1CH

**Disclaimer:  A copy of this book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.

He was hired to protect her.

Watching gorgeous Gwen Hawthorne wasn’t a hard job—but it certainly was tempting. Chance Valentine had tried to keep his distance from the sexy socialite for years, but when her father hired him to keep watch on her—as a twenty-four, seven bodyguard—Chance knew his control was about to be pushed to the limit.

He’d never wanted another woman the way he desired her. Hot. Intense. Consuming. Being so close to Gwen, Chance knew that he wouldn’t be able to resist her. So he gave into his need, her need, and he took them both to the edge of a dark and consuming desire.

But Chance soon realizes that he isn’t the only one watching Gwen. Someone else is out there, a stalker who won’t rest until Gwen is destroyed. Every day, every moment…Gwen is in danger. And Chance knows that if he can’t unmask the stalker, then he may just lose the only woman he has ever loved.

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