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Dear readers,

Hi Rhireaders! Check out the latest events in the sidebar! It's time for me to do some sprucing up around here. My code got badly damaged when I made the derpy mistake of copying and pasting stuff from a word doc a tour company sent without sticking it into Notepad to clear the crap Word stuff. Very technical and boring but sadly catastrophic. So things are gonna look messy for a while as I try and find the damage and repair it. But yay for starting work on a new layout and graphics!

Did you drop by to request a review or tour stop? I am currently CLOSED for review requests for anything other than Young Adult or Urban Fantasy. I have promotional openings for July and August. Just please drop me an email with a polite request and if I'm interested I will reply.

♥ -- Rhi

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Release Day: WHEN A LIONESS SNARLS by Eve Langlais [Exclusive Excerpt + Giveaway]

Today is the release day of When a Lioness Snarls by Eve Langlais! I’m excited to share this fantastic new paranormal romance with you. Make sure to check out the excerpt Eve is sharing with us and enter her giveaway!

About When a Lioness Snarls:


Stalking is only a crime among humans. In a lioness’s world, it’s called dating.

Jeoff, is a bit of a killjoy, a super cute one who gets furry on full moons.

But so does she.

Luna is everything Jeoff is not. Outrageous, outgoing, and violent. Very violent, and unafraid to go after what she wants—and she wants Jeoff.

Silly man, he thinks he can resist, but once a lioness sets her sights on a man, paws off! And if anyone thinks to try and take him… There’s a reason why the ladies of the pride win the yearly award for Baddest Biatches.

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  Exclusive Excerpt: 

This is the life. Luna didn’t care what anybody said. Nothing could compare to the enjoyment of sunbathing in a warm patch of sunlight while the chill of fall gripped the city outside.
She stretched on the fabric-covered pile of cushions, extending all of her limbs, practically purring in delight as the rays of brilliant sunshine streamed through the large plate-glass window of the condo.
“What the fuck are you doing?” The shocked male voice didn’t startle her. Noisy wolf. She’d heard him coming for a while. He really needed to work on his stealth technique.
Exhibiting a laziness that usually only a male lion could achieve, Luna opened an eye and peered at the man standing, arms folded over his chest, across the room. He glared—how cute. “Hi, Jeoff.”
“Don’t you hi Jeoff me. What the hell are you doing in my apartment? Naked.”

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Blog Tour: Wrong Bed Reunion by Candy Sloane

Dear readers, I absolutely loved the smutty goodness of Best Friends with Benefits when I was working on publicity for it earlier this year. I will never look at a Coke vending machine the same way again! *blush* Valerie and Alec were great but Georgia and Gideon really stood to me. I love it when a geeky guy gets the girl. Be sure and pick up both books if you haven't yet, and be sure you have a cold drink on hand... this series is HOT HOT HOT!!! ♥ -- Rhi

Fake relationship, real temptation.

Georgia Cahill is at her high school reunion to seduce the quarterback boyfriend she left behind ten years ago. Unfortunately, one too many margaritas accidentally land her in bed with Gideon Neill, the class geek, instead. By the time she realizes her mistake, she’s the one being seduced. 

Gideon Neill is a new man—confident, gorgeous, and about to make the biggest business deal of his life. He just needs a girlfriend to land it. Georgia provides the perfect solution—he’ll help her make her ex jealous if she’ll be on his arm for his business deal. But he quickly realizes he likes her in his arms even better!

Who’d have guessed that sleeping with the enemy would be so hot? But it isn’t long before their act becomes all too real. Could this truly be love? Or is it just the best sex they’ve ever had?

His green eyes flashed like exploding planets, and he widened his shoulders. “I’m an asshole?” He laughed. “No, Peach, you’re the one who treated me like shit. You let your boyfriend bully me. You laughed in my face when I tried to help you. …” He paused. She knew what he didn’t say. He was referring to the day he truly saw her and she decided to bury him instead. Guilt slithered through her limbs like a snake. He fixated his eyes further. “And the worst part is that even after all that, I still want to fuck you.” He moved closer, his shadow suffocating her. The sudden darkness forced her to swallow, but her heart was in her throat, blocking whatever words could come. Not that she knew how to respond. Her body did, though; it sputtered to life, purred from the apex of her thighs. “When you’re around, I’m not going to be able to think about anything but sinking my cock in so deep that your eyes roll back, that you wish you never met me. God knows,”
he said, his breath peppering her lips, “I wish I’d never met you.” She was glued to the wall. She was covered in his words. If she didn’t speak, he would keep going. She couldn’t take much more and make it out of the shed with her underwear intact. Considering she’d left her thong in Gideon’s room last night, she needed every pair she had left. “Is that all?” She kept her eyes on his sinful lips, desperate to keep her cool, but the purr in her panties grew to a roar. Her lungs felt like they were filled with bees. “No.” He retained his relentless stance, the broad expanse of his chest obscuring her view like a navy blue shield. “See, the problem is I don’t want to fuck you. I want to forget last night ever happened.” She forced herself to breathe, but the air did nothing for her lightheadedness. “Then forget it.” She tried to remain nonchalant, tried to remind herself it was what she’d demanded, even though she couldn’t forget it, either. He shook his head, the skin around his lips tight. “Considering how you and your group of friends treated me in high school, it should be easy. You guys made me question everything about who I was because I wasn’t just like you.” She looked down as she caught what he’d hurled into the center of her stomach. His experience in high school was what every day in L.A. had been like for her. She forced herself back to his eyes, trying to pull her own words out, but she could never admit her own pain. Not to Gideon. Not to anyone. “You’re not worthy of the plunge of my cock.” He took off his glasses, shoved them in his back pocket, and left barely a breath between their bodies. His erection ground
against her leg. He wasn’t bothering to hide it. She should have pushed him away. She should have done a lot of things, but all she could do was stand there, motionless and waiting to see what he did next. “But you can feel that my cock doesn’t seem to give a shit about that.” His breath blazed on her lips. Her throat turned to dust, dry and betraying. “Say something.” His gaze was as tight as their bodies, as insistent as his sculpted muscles pressing into her breasts. “Tell me to fuck you, or tell me to go to hell.” “Go to hell,” she managed, her heart pumping so fast the room was spinning. He balanced his hands against the wall on either side of her. “I’m there with you. I’m right fucking there, Peach.” She closed her eyes for a moment, but it didn’t ease the dizziness, didn’t soothe the ache in her chest, between her legs. She feared nothing but this man would. “It’s hell wanting you. Hell having tasted you and knowing that I could have had you if I’d just taken what you offered, what you begged for last night. So unless you want to fuck me so I can think straight in your presence, you need to stay the fuck away from me.” Her arms itched at her sides. “What about our deal?”
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Candy Sloane is a pseudonym for a Young Adult & New Adult author who needed to write some naughty books her mother couldn’t read. She lives in Portland, OR and loves Lifetime movies. She would tell you more, but this persona is a secret.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Release Day: TORN by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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The highly anticipated second book in New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Wicked Trilogy is available today! Be sure to grab your copy of TORN!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Release Day: GILT: SIN NEVER SLEEPS by Geneva Lee


Today we are celebrating the release of GILT: SIN NEVER SLEEPS by Geneva Lee. GILT: Sin Never Sleeps is a young adult suspense title, that is the second book in the GILT series. Be sure to check out Geneva Lee's facebook page and the details below for information on an incredible contest you will not want to miss.


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Book Blurb:

On the heels of a brutal attack, Emma Southerly finds herself swept away to Palm Springs, but she can't run from trouble, especially when it has a habit of chasing her down. A mysterious stranger is posting incriminating photos of the less-than-upstanding citizens of Belle Mère, but is it a friendly game or something more sinister? When Jameson West breaks his bail and tracks her down, he delivers more bad news. Emma's landed on the suspect list. No one knows who killed Nathaniel West, but now there are two suspects, two investigations, and two people with every reason to turn on one another. Someone in Belle Mère is a murderer—someone closer to both of them than they could ever imagine—and unless they stick together, they might find themselves falling into a trap instead of falling in love. Because when the cards are dealt, everyone might lose. "Gilt is positively dirty, deadly, and delectable. Romeo and Juliet meets Pretty Little Liars in this unputdownable new series! Must read!" KA Linde, USA Today bestselling author GiltSeriesItsLive  



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Friday, July 15, 2016

Blog Tour: Life After Juliet by Shannon Lee Alexander [Guestpost & Giveaway]

Dear readers, I am so fortunate to have a guest post from author Shannon Lee Alexander today. Knowing what I did about this novel and its companion I asked if she would write about 5 books that helped her cope with grief and/or loss. Please welcome Shannon and be sure and pick up a copy of Life After Juliet today! -- Rhi

There are many kinds of grief and all different types of loss in our lives. Both LOVE AND OTHER UNKNOWN VARIABLES and LIFE AFTER JULIET were fueled by a great loss in my life and my need to make sense of it. Before writing away my grief, I read to try to better understand how it is that we live in a world both great and terrible. Throughout my life, these are five books that have helped me grow and cope with loss of all kinds.
1. CHARLOTTE’S WEB – One of the first books I ever encountered that forced me to learn about grief was E.B. White’s CHARLOTTE’S WEB. I still try not to smash spiders, even thirty years after reading this book!
2. BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA and WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS – I’ve grouped these two classic children’s stories together because I remember reading them at about the same time. Katherine Patterson’s BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA and Wilson Rawls’s WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS were the first two books I remember crying over—and by crying I mean sobbing uncontrollably! Through them I learned about friendship and love and loyalty, and about letting go, too.
3. THE VELVETEEN RABBIT – I’ve always had a soft spot for Margery Williams’s story about a stuffed bunny who is made real by the power of love. I myself had a stuffed bunny growing up (still keep him in my office on my bookshelf, actually). But I didn’t realize what the story meant to me until I had a child of my own with a stuffed bunny of her own. My own childhood was officially over. And that was something I suddenly felt a need to grieve. But that same nursery magic that made the Velveteen Rabbit real all those years ago, was still working to make me into something much more than I’d ever been before—a mother. No matter what happens, how fast my children grow, or where they end up, I’ll always be their mother, just as The Velveteen Rabbit’s heart would always belong to the boy. Sometimes, on the other side of loss, we find beauty.
4. THE DEATHLY HALLOWS – After finishing J.K. Rowling’s beautiful series, having read each book as it was first released, which sometimes meant waiting years between instalments, when I finally turned the last page of the last book, I was consumed with loss. It was the end of a long and wonderful journey in my life, one that had reawakened my love for books for young people.
5. A MONSTER CALLS – I’m a huge Patrick Ness fan, both his writing and his persona in interviews and on social media. When he was entrusted with Siobhan Dowd’s idea for a story about a boy whose mother had cancer, he created the powerful (and for me Earth shattering) story A MONSTER CALLS. I became forever indebted to him after reading this book. I won’t go into details so as not to spoil anything, but the boy is visited by a monster who demands the boy tell the truth, a deep and frightening truth. Let me just say, I was stunned and shaken to discover that Conor’s truth was one I shared, and I bet many who have watched loved ones fight hideous diseases would know this same truth, too.
Honorable mentions: Most of the books on this list are many years old now (some of them are many, many, many years old), so I’d like to add two newer books that have recently helped me understand new and beautiful things about grief and loss.
Middle grade readers should check out THE THING ABOUT JELLYFISH by Ali Benjamin. This story about a girl determined to find the exact cause of her friend’s accidental drowning is as beautiful as the delicate jellies it describes.
Young adults (and adults cool enough to read YA) should read Jeff Zentner’s THE SERPENT KING. I may have (definitely) cried over the pages of this beautiful story about three brave friends seeking their futures.

Becca Hanson was never able to make sense of the real world. When her best friend Charlotte died, she gave up on it altogether. Fortunately, Becca can count on her books to escape—to other times, other places, other people...
Until she meets Max Herrera. He’s experienced loss, too, and his gorgeous, dark eyes see Becca the way no one else in school can.
As it turns out, kissing is a lot better in real life than on a page. But love and life are a lot more complicated in the real world...and happy endings aren't always guaranteed.
The companion novel to Love and Other Unknown Variables is an exploration of loss and regret, of kissing and love, and most importantly, a celebration of hope and discovering a life worth living again.

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Shannon Lee Alexander is a wife and mother (of two kids and one yellow terrier named Harriet Potter). She is passionate about coffee, books, and cancer research. She spent most of her time in high school hiding out in the theater with the drammies and techies. Math still makes her break out in a sweat. She currently lives in Indianapolis with her family.

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Open internationally, but prize packs ship only to US. International winners will receive Amazon gift cards (listed below).*

Grand prize: Hyperboles are the best EVER! tote bag, a 4oz. Novelly Yours Antique Books candle, Toe-meo and Juliet Shakespearean socks, Life after Juliet poison and dagger necklace, Velveteen Rabbit note card, signed Life after Juliet bookmark and bookplate*
1st Runner Up: Hyperboles are the best EVER! tote bag, a 4 oz. Novelly Yours Antique Books candle, Toe-meo and Juliet Shakespearean socks, Life after Juliet dagger earrings, signed Life after Juliet bookmark and bookplate*
2nd Runner Up: 2oz. Novelly Yours Antique Books candle, Life after Juliet dagger earrings, Velveteen Rabbit note card, signed Life after Juliet bookmark and bookplate*
3rd Runner Up: 2oz. Novelly Yours Antique Books candle, Life after Juliet dagger earrings, signed Life after Juliet bookmark and bookplate*

*All contests are open internationally, but international winners will receive the following:
Grand prize: $25 Amazon gift card, signed signed Life after Juliet bookmark and bookplate
1st Runner Up: $20 Amazon gift card, signed Life after Juliet bookmark and bookplate
2nd runner up: $15 Amazon gift card, signed Life after Juliet bookmark and bookplate
3rd runner up: $10 Amazon gift card, signed Life after Juliet bookmark and bookplate

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