RhiReading News

Dear readers,

How is your TBR pile looking these days? I have a TBR pile that will out live me but right now I have a ton of books on my review pile to tackle. So much good stuff coming out right now I can't even keep up.

I have a Challenge for you guys! All month long you get entries into a giveaway just for the meaningful comments you leave. I'll toss in a few extra entries for other things here and there so keep dropping in all month long and be sure and check the sidebar for the master post with the Rafflecopter form.

Did you drop by to request a review or tour stop? I am currently accepting promotional invitations (blog tours, cover reveals, etc.) for August through early September. I am booked for reviews until August and am accepting August/September/and later titles so please feel free to contact me for those. Please drop me an email for promotional event invites.

♥ -- Rhi


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Release Day: DESIRED by Stacey Kennedy [Excerpt + giveaway!]


Publisher: Loveswept
(Random House Publishing Group)
ISBN: 9780553391183
Release date: July 22, 2014

“Characters you care about in a fast-paced story . . . one heck of a sexy read!”—New York Times bestselling author Shayla Black

Readers of Fifty Shades of Grey are sure to love Desired, Stacey Kennedy’s latest seductive, electrifying novel of Club Sin, where fantasy becomes reality.

Kyler Morgan, Master at the legendary Club Sin in Las Vegas, knows how to give women what they want—too well. He hasn’t had a real challenge in a long time. Then Ella Snow enters his life. Beautiful, inhibited, and innocent in the ways of submission and domination, Ella is the new blood he’s been lusting after. Soon, the thrill of training her to embrace his world brings forth desires Kyler cannot control.

After ending an abusive relationship, Ella makes a promise to herself to start living life to the fullest. It’s one of the reasons she seeks out Club Sin. Here, Kyler’s every touch is a lesson in liberation, stirring passions that have no bounds. But as she falls under Kyler’s command, Ella discovers that some secrets are so dark they must come to light. Submission alone may not be enough to save her, leaving her Master with only one question: How can he help Ella heal while unlocking the deep pleasures she craves?

Desired is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences. 
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EXCERPT:
Forgive me.
Ella’s shoulders slumped and she sighed at her phone. Laughter and joy surrounded her, music and happiness, but her stomach plummeted as she read her husband, Rory Snow’s text. When would he give up? Didn’t a domestic violence protection order say This relationship is over?
As the band played a slow song, she ran her fingers over the scar by her right eye. The mark was a constant reminder of Rory. Every day she looked in the mirror she saw it and thought of him.
All she wanted was to forget. Heck, she’d been doing exactly that. Rory was the jackass who couldn’t let it go. Ella knew she should probably call the Savannah police department to inform them that Rory was contacting her, but she was so damn tired of it all. She had moved on and put Rory into her past of big mistakes.
She’d hoped Rory would do the same.

Spotlight: ENEMIES ON TAP by Avery Flynn [+ giveaway!]



Enemies on Tap
Avery Flynn

BLURB:
Enemies … 
After years away, Miranda Sweet returns to Salvation, Virginia to save her family’s brewery, but her fate is in the hands of her lover-turned-enemy, Logan. What’s a girl to do when the only person who can help her is the man who betrayed her? 
Lovers … 
Logan Martin can’t believe his luck when the woman who smashed his heart to smithereens walks into his bank asking for his help. What she doesn’t know is that he needs the land her brewery is on—and he’ll do whatever it takes to get it.  
An Irresistible Combination … 
Their wager becomes a battle between their attraction and their determination to win. But it’s in each other’s arms that they realize there might be more at stake now than their bet. With the town against the Sweet Salvation Brewery’s success, Logan has to choose between what’s expected of him and what he really wants…


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Author Bio:

Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip.
She fell in love with romance while reading Johanna Lindsey's Mallory books. It wasn't long before Avery had read through all the romance offerings at her local library. Needing a romance fix, she turned to Harlequin's four books a month home delivery service to ease the withdrawal symptoms. That worked for a short time, but it wasn't long before the local book stores' staffs knew her by name.

Avery was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs.


Giveaway Info: 
$50 Amazon GC, I love reading ring, beer lovers coasters 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Blog Tour: OUT OF LINE Series Box Set [Excerpt + giveaway!]



BOOK BLURB:  

All three OUT OF LINE books in one volume. 
PLUS two bonus scenes AND the original ending to OUT OF TIME! 

OUT OF LINE 
I always follow orders. My job, my life, depends on it. I thought this job would be easy, all the rules were made crystal clear, but when I met Carrie Wallington, everything got muddy. She's a rule I know I shouldn't break, but damn if I don't inch closer to the breaking point each time I see her. I'm ready to step out of line. And even worse? I'm living a lie. They say the truth will set you free, but in my case... 
The truth will cost me everything.

OUT OF TIME 
Being Carrie's bodyguard was one thing. Being her boyfriend is another. Every day she's mine is a day the sun shines in my life. Yet our time together is running out. Her father will never think a tattooed Marine will be good enough, so I'll do whatever it takes to be worthy of her love. But the road will take me away from the girl who makes me feel alive--the girl I can't live without. 
Time only gets us so far...

OUT OF MIND 
All I wanted was to be worthy of Carrie. One mission, just one, and I’d be able to give her the future she deserved. Then everything went wrong, leaving me tainted and broken. Carrie wants me to be who I was, but all that’s left is what they made of me. I’m no good for her. No good for anyone like this. I have to figure out how to move forward. Alone.  
Sometimes love isn’t enough…

Grab your copy of OUT OF LINE:
Amazon | B&N | Goodreads

EXCERPT:

I pulled back and studied him. His eyes were shut, and his cheeks flushed. He looked so freaking hot like this. Turned on and ready for me. All mine. “Are you sure you’re ready?”
He smoothed my hair off my face. “Of course I’m sure.”
“Okay.” I reached for the bedside light, but he snatched my hand before I could turn it on. “What? What is it?”
“No lights,” he rasped, his fingers tightening on mine. “I like it like this.”
“Finn...” I swallowed hard. “You don’t need to hide from me.”
“I’m not. I don’t want your dad to know.” He let go of my hand and hauled me closer. “That’s all.”
I wanted to believe him, but I didn’t. He hadn’t let me see him yet. Hadn’t even taken his shirt off in front of me. But I couldn’t push it. Couldn’t push him. “Okay.”
I kissed him, holding myself back again. I wasn’t sure how to be with him when he was being like this. Should I be bold? Or should I let him take the lead? I was out of my league here, and I knew it. He broke off the kiss and cursed under his breath before saying, “If you don’t want this from me anymore, then you can leave. I understand.”
“I want this.” I tried to kiss him again, but he didn’t let me. “Finn, what’s wrong?”
“You’re acting as if you can’t stand the thought of kissing me,” he rasped, his hand flexing on my hip. “I get it. I’m fucked up now and—”
I slammed my mouth down on his, shutting him up before he insulted himself again. It was killing me to act as if he was going to break at any point, and I was done listening to him put himself down. Freaking done. He was gorgeous, injuries and all.
His mouth opened under mine, so I slid my tongue inside, seeking his. As soon as I found it, heat shot through my body, making me tremble. I deepened the kiss, needing more of him. Needing to kiss him, touch him, love him. It had been too long since I’d gotten to kiss him like this. Feel him like this.
His uninjured hand skimmed up my side before running down my arm. I shivered and ran my hands down his pecs, to the waist of his boxers. He arched his hips a little bit, pressing his erection against my core. God, that felt good. So good. For the first time since he’d come home, I wasn’t thinking of him as Finn, injured Marine.
He was my Finn, and I needed him as badly as he needed me. “Fuck,” he moaned, arching into me again. “Lose the clothes.” “Yours first.” I slid down his body, pressing my open mouth against his neck.

Author Information:

Jen McLaughlin is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of sexy New Adult books. Under her pen name Diane Alberts, she is a multi-published, bestselling author of Contemporary Romance with Entangled Publishing. Her first release as Jen McLaughlin, Out of Line, released September 6 2013, and hit the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal lists. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. She is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.  
Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal-clear water. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal-clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, and a cat. Her goal is to write so many well-crafted romance books that even a non-romance reader will know her name.



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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Review: Butterman (Time) Travel, Inc. by P.K. Hrezo

Butterman (Time) Travel, Inc. (Butterman Travel #1) by P.K. Hrezo
Young Adult, Futuristic, Time Travel
Ebook, Paperback, Audio (292 pages, SELF-PUBLISHED)
It’s the year 2069 and even though eighteen-year-old Bianca Butterman is heir to the family biz, she may never see the day her time-craft license becomes official. When a government agent starts nosing around the operation, Butterman Travel, Inc. gets stuck with a full audit—part of a government take-over scheme to shut down all private time travel agencies. Enter former boy band superstar, Tristan Helms, desperate to retrieve a lost item from his past and willing to pay triple fare for a time-trip to get there, and Bianca has to find a way to complete the job and return home before the government gets wind and shuts down the family biz for good. 
Welcome to Butterman Travel, Incorporated 
We are a full service agency designed to meet all your exclusive time travel needs. Family-owned and operated, we offer clients one hundred years of time travel experience. A place where you can rest assured, safety and reliability always come first. 
Anxious to attend a special event from the past? Or for a glimpse of what the future holds? 
You’ve come to the right place. We’re a fully accredited operation, offering an array of services; including, but not limited to: customized travel plans, professionally piloted operations, and personal trip guides. *Terms and conditions do apply 
Conference us directly from our Website. Our frontline reservation specialist, Bianca Butterman, will handle all your inquiries in a professional and efficient manner, offering a tentative itinerary and free fare quote, so you can make the most of your time trip. 
We look forward to serving you at Butterman Travel, Inc., where time is always in your hands. 
Author Site: website

Past & Future Fun for Time Travel Lovers (5 stars)

Awww man, where do I get started with this one? Every once in a while I take a random chance on a book because the premise is just too cool to pass even though I'm completely unfamiliar with the author. BTTI was totally worth the chance I took on it and if you love a good time traveling adventure then you will dig this story. But it's so much more than just a time-travelling caper.

Bianca is on the cusp of becoming a fully licensed time traveler when former boy-bander, Tristan Helms, comes to Butterman Time Travel, Inc. looking to take a trip into his past. He's willing to pay a lot more than the going rate for his trip and with a nosy government auditor hovering over the family business Bianca  has to find a way to get Tristan on his way without any rule breaking. Of course, it's never that easy and with Tristan's recent stint in rehab under his belt trying to keep the pop star out of trouble may prove too much.

I really don't want to give too much away but if you geek on music and musical legends, scifi technology and futuristic imaginings, things like Doctor Who, with splashes of romance you will love What Hrezo has conjured up in BTTI. I wasn't too sure if I was digging it at first because it takes a few chapters to absorb the culture of the future Bianca is in but once the story picks up there are lots of chuckle inducing moments and just the right amount of romantic tension to keep you on the edge of your seat. I actually listened to it in audio instead of reading it and wasn't overly happy with the narration and editing of the audio but either way it's a good read.



Notes: Review copy received via author.

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Weekend Reading [7/18-7/20] :: If no one reads this post, does it actually exist?

Happy Friday dear readers! Gonna keep it short this weekend because I have a LOT to get done today and I don't think anyone will read this post, let alone comment on it.

In addition to the ton of blog tour related giveaways you can find in the sidebar I have a flash giveaway (which no one has entered at almost halfway over) for a $5 Amazon GC going on at the RhiReading FB Page. I guess if no one enters that means I get to buy myself something eh? :P

I'm reading Katee Robert's MEETING HIS MATCH this weekend and trying to get into THE FOREVER SONG by Julie Kagawa... I blame not wanting the trilogy to end on my reluctance there. What are you reading eh? -- Rhi

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