Friday, April 24, 2015

Contemporary Romance Tour from Kensington Books

New Contemporary Romance Releases from Kensington/Lyrical Press. 
pearls read 2 of the titles and her review are below. 

Title: Reclaiming Her Heart
Author: Allison Merritt
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Genre: Romance
Format: Kindle

When a broken heart heals, love can grow stronger…

Ben Darling is infuriating, arrogant, and though he may look like every woman’s dream, he’s no better than a common thief for stealing Paralee Blake’s childhood home. She stopped trusting Ben the moment he broke her heart, and now nothing and no one is going to sway her opinion of him. Not her father’s defense of Ben, not his mother’s matchmaking attempts—and certainly not the way his kisses make her heart pound.

Paralee is infuriating, short-sighted, and too stubborn to see Ben only wants one thing since his return to Wilson township—her happiness. He never intended to hurt her when he left on a personal mission to right a wrong. The trouble is, there’s no walking back into Paralee’s life. From the moment he sees her again, it’s clear it’s going to take far more than his usual charm to reclaim her heart…

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§  Reclaiming Her Heart is available at Amazon.
      Review by pearls
      Reclaiming Her Heart is a good old fashioned romance that I could share with my mom without blushing.  Set in the 1800s, Ben put honor before love and has regretted it ever since.  Now he's come home hoping  to start things up again.  However his actions have left little for Paralee to trust.  While most of the book is about the courting, there is some sexual tension between the two.  The dialogue is a bit stilted but the narrative runs smoothly for a quick read. 
About the Author
A love of reading inspired Allison Merritt to pursue her dream of becoming an author who writes historical, paranormal and fantasy romances, often combining the sub-genres. She lives in a small town in the Ozark Mountains with her husband and dogs. When she’s not writing or reading, she hikes in national parks and conservation areas.

Allison graduated from College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri with a B.A. in mass communications that’s gathering dust after it was determined that she’s better at writing fluff than hard news.

You can contact her at or find her on FacebookTwitter, Google+TsuGoodreads,Pinterest and Authorgraph too.

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Visit Allisons website.

Title: Reclaimed By Her Master
Author: April Vine
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Genre: Romance
Format: Kindle

He’ll catch her in the act—and never let her go.

No one breaches the defenses of billionaire Dom Stephen Black—until Aria Swift does just that, stealing a priceless painting from his collection—along with his heart. But two can play that game, and soon a treasured necklace that belonged to Aria’s late mother ends up in Stephen’s skilled, waiting hands—along with a dare to retrieve it…

Eight years later, Aria is ready to put closure on her infamous past by meeting Stephen’s challenge. And suddenly, she’s caught in his trap…

There’s only one way to master a woman like Aria—and only one place to do it. Stephen’s luxuriously decadent Gold Room is where he’ll mete out her punishment, stroke by excruciatingly ecstatic stroke. Where Aria will submit to his every desire—and find in his touch, in his control, a frenzied yearning, and the ultimate pleasure of surrender…

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 Reclaimed By Her Master is available at Amazon.


Review by pearls
Fans of dark erotica will love Reclaimed by Her Master.  Stephen claimed her 8 years ago, right before she disappeared from his life.  When he finds her in his home (as a burglar), he strives to ensure she stays where she belongs.  He needs for her to come to this realization on her own: that he is her Master.  But with only 1 night to bring her to his knees, he must pull out all of the stops.  Countless orgasms later, will she agree that only He can master her?  Is calling Him Master a sign of weakness or of coming home?  Is His coldness a sign of anger or self-preservation?   And what would your play room look like if money was no object? 

About the Author
April Vine writes erotic romance by night and is a professional dreamer by day. She has two precious sons who keep her sharp and one very tolerant husband who chivalrously and bravely defends her honor daily.

Title: hot @nd nerdy
Author: Shannyn Schroeder
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Genre: Romance
Format: Kindle

With college graduation looming, three childhood friends vow to make spring break their last blast of pure fun in the sun. But some of their hottest life lessons are yet to come…


 Layla Sharpe is definitely more math ninja than bikini babe. But she’s finally ready let loose over spring break—until her car breaks down, leaving her stranded in Georgia with a mouthwateringly hot pool shark. Layla knows enough about angles to learn the game, but when he offers her a place to stay, she wants him to appreciate her curves…


 Charlie Castle is an expert archer and a fierce warrior—in her favorite video game, anyway. Now she’s entering a “hackfest” over spring break, where she also hopes to meet the sweet gamer who’s been flirting with her online. Instead, she runs into Jonah, the hot guy who walked away years ago. Charlie can’t fight the desire that comes rushing back, and the feeling is more mutual than she suspects…


Chemistry major Felicity Stone knows everything about how chemicals interact, but when it comes to social interaction, she needs schooling. Abandoned by her friends, Felicity is faced with spending spring break alone—unless she accepts a gorgeous stranger’s invitation to pose as his girlfriend at a family wedding. Not one to turn down a research opportunity, Felicity never expected such breathtaking results—ones that could last a lifetime…

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hot @nd nerdy is available at Amazon.

 About the Author
Shannyn is a former English teacher, who now works as a part-time editor while raising her three kids.

 Even though she wrote from high school through college (mostly poetry), she’d never considered a career as an author. Writing fell by the wayside as she focused her energy on creating lesson plans and new and fabulous ways to torment her teen students. One group in particular dubbed her “The Torture Master,” a title she carried into motherhood.

After the birth of baby number two, Shannyn resigned from teaching and fell in love with reading romance novels. She read so many books so quickly that her husband teased, “If you’re going to read so many damn books, why don’t you just write one?”

So she did.

That first book is safely buried on her hard drive, but the process set Shannyn on the path to where she is today—agented with a debut ebook coming out with Kensington in late 2012.

She is recovering from her Diet Coke addiction, fears putting her foot in her mouth on social media, and has a renewed appreciation for the bad girls of the world.

 Shannyn is represented by Frances Black and Jennifer Mishler of Literary Counsel.

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Title: Daisy Chains
Author: Serenity Woods
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Genre: Romance
Format: Kindle
Chase Jackson turned every one of Daisy Summers’ sexual fantasies into scorching reality. But it wasn’t enough. Daisy needed a lover who provided more than just amazing sex. That he turned out to be tall, dark and wealthy didn’t hurt. Problem is, her “perfect” man is now the perfect liar. When his secrets leave Daisy lonely and betrayed, she has nobody to turn to…except Chase.
Letting Daisy walk away was one of Chase’s biggest mistakes. Now that she’s back in his life—and in his arms—he’s bent on keeping her there. But his past and her present are two shapes that don’t fit…yet. Caught up in a triangle, Daisy’s forced to choose between two men who’ve broken her trust before. Only now Chase is determined to prove he’s changed his ways—and the one thing that hasn’t changed is his love for her.

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Daisy Chains is available at Amazon.
About the Author
Serenity Woods lives in the sub-tropical Northland of New Zealand with her wonderful husband and gorgeous teenage son. She writes hot and sultry contemporary romances. She would much rather immerse herself in reading or writing romance than do the dusting and ironing, which is why it’s not a great idea to pop round if you have any allergies.
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 Find out more about these awesome books by following the tour
April 2
Guest blog from April Vine and all books featured at Queen of the Night Reviews
April 3
Books featured at I’m Shelf-ish
April 6
hot @nd nerdy reviewed and all books featured at Romance for Every World
April 7
Books featured at Bent Over Bookwords
April 8
hot @nd nerdy reviewed at My Reading Room
April 9
Books featured at The Literary Nook
April 13
Books featured at First Page to the Last
April 16
Books featured at Review From Here
April 20
Book featured at Voodoo Princess
April 21
Books featured at The Dark Phantom
April 22
Books featured at Literal Exposure
April 24
Reclaimed By Her Master and Reclaiming Her Heart reviewed and Guest blogs from April Vine and Allison Merritt at Inner Goddess
April 27
hot @nd nerdy reviewed at Book Briefs
Reclaimed by Her Master and Daisy Chains reviewed at Crazy Four Books
April 28
Allison Merritt Guest blogging at Chosen By You Book Club
April 29
Books featured at The Revolving Bookshelf
April 30
Books featured at The Book Refuge

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