Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Release Blitz & Review: BUCKLED (Trails of Sins #2) by Pam Godwin


Genre → Contemporary Romance
Theme → Dark, brooding, kinky, lawless cowboys
Series → Each book is an HEA with no cliffhanger. Must be read in order.

BUCKLED (Trails of Sins #2) Blurb →
I protect what’s mine.
The ranch, my family, our buried secrets.

Nothing will stop me from reassembling the life that went terribly wrong.
Not the law.
Not our enemies.
Not even Maybe Quinn.

The gorgeous, quarrelsome journalist shouldn’t have meddled.
I shouldn’t have let her stay.
But she’s hiding something in those deceptive blue eyes.
Something deeper than her thirst for a news story.

I make a deal with her to buy time.
To unravel her lies. To play with her. To satisfy my darker appetites.
When she buckles beneath my belt, I’ll send her away.
Unless I buckle first.

Pam once again, made me fall in love with her stories and writing style in BUCKLED! I couldn't get enough of Jarret and Maybe!

BUCKLED is book 2 in Pam Godwin's TRAILS OF SIN series. It picks up right where the first book (BOOTED) left off. This is Jarret Holsten (whom we met in book 1) and Maybelline's (aka Maybe) story (whom we met briefly at the end of book 1). It is an enemies to lovers type of story, with insta-chemistry that was UNDENIABLE. Pam Godwin elegantly wrote the connection between these two characters and made each denied encounter loaded with such powerful s*xual tension that when Jarret and Maybe FINALLY buckled under the pressure of their want for each other, it was like a thunder storm! ELECTRIFYING! The push and pull between them was HOT! Jarret's more kinky needs fueled the hidden desires in Maybe and make for one steamy read. #RopePlay #Flogger 

Told from dual POV's. A story built on distrust and secrets, family bonds and blood shed, Maybe and Jarret had a lot to work through. There was a perfect amount of mystery, angst, and kink *wink* to keep the reader entertained the whole time. The story line was entertaining and had me laughing out loud, swooning, lusting, heartbroken and falling in love right along with the characters. And the continuation of the series makes the reader even more invested in the series and craving to learn how this all ends. I would consider this book more on the "lighter of dark" sides. There is some darker elements still at play in the story line, but it's more geared towards the kink and connection between Maybe and Jarret, but with a continuation of the main story line from book 1 in the background, that was more of the darker stuff.

I do have to say, being a farmer myself, I found some scenes in this book QUITE entertaining and realistic. I especially loved Maybe's calf, Chicken. Oh and I loved that we get glimpses of what Conor and Jake's life is like now. Thus far, this is my favorite in the series. The pace was perfect, I loved reading about the relationship between Jarret and Maybe and how it grew as they worked side by side on the ranch. I simply enjoyed everything about this book! Pam definitely set up even more intrigue with Lorne's character. I am VERY interested to see how his story is going to go. His book will be the conclusion to the TRAILS OF SINS series about corruption, deceit, love and power, so I anticipate LOTS of angst and more blood shed. These 4 will do ANYTHING to protect what and who they love.

5 stars!

TRAILS OF SIN series follows four childhood friends (Jake, Jarret, Lorne, and Conor) who grew up together on their families ranch and made a blood oath to protect each other, no matter what. The series is set to follow all of them and their HEA's.

KNOCKED (Jake & Conor) 
BUCKLED (Jarret & Maybe)
BOOTED (Lorne & ???)

TRAILS OF SIN Series by Pam Godwin

Release Dates →
KNOTTED#1: Available Now
BUCKLED #2: July 10, 2018
BOOTED #3: Sep 18, 2018

Buy links & Blurbs →
KNOTTED (Trails of Sins #1) Blurb →
I try to forget her.
It’s impossible

First love, first kiss, first…
Not all our firsts.

We were sixteen the night she was violently assaulted while I helplessly watched.
I’ll never forget the sounds of her suffering.
Or my inconsolable agony when she left Oklahoma.

Years later, she returns to honor our teenage pact.
Except the boy she loved is gone, replaced by a ruthless cattle rancher knotted with secrets.
She doesn’t know my dark cravings or the trails of sin that lead to her.

I don’t deserve her, but one truth remains.
She’s mine.

(blurb above)

Blurb → Coming soon

Author Bio
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.

Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.

Author links
Email → pamgodwinauthor@gmail.com
Website → www.pamgodwin.com
Goodreads → http://bit.ly/ZKdcgo
Instagram → http://bit.ly/2FUDceR
Facebook → http://bit.ly/2DGabSc
Reader Group → http://bit.ly/2wLB2Jr
Pinterest → https://bit.ly/2qDyuLW
Books2Read → http://bit.ly/2u2Aket

Other books by Pam Godwin:

ONE IS A PROMISE (FREE): https://amzn.to/2xliIHA
THREE IS A WAR: https://amzn.to/2uVdZLO

DELIVER #1 (FREE): https://amzn.to/2qEylc1

HEART OF EVE (FREE): https://amzn.to/2xgpT6U
DEAD OF EVE #1: https://amzn.to/2hLTEET
BLOOD OF EVE #2: https://amzn.to/2hvu7wO
DAWN OF EVE #3: https://amzn.to/2i5PvJR


BENEATH THE BURN: https://amzn.to/2qF7NaK




Friday, June 1, 2018

Release Blitz & Blog Tour: MOGUL by Katy Evans


MOGUL by Katy Evans
Publication Date: May 31, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance

 Read MOGUL Today!


A brand new contemporary romance from New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans is AVAILABLE NOW!

He's my most delicious secret.
The hot Suit I had a one-night stand with one evening.
I didn't know anything about him, not even his name.
Only that we shared a taxi, and he was staying at the hotel where I worked.
We met in room 301. Where he commanded not only my body but my soul.
The next day he was gone and I only had a memory of him.
I could still taste his kisses, feel his demanding touch.
I searched for him for months. Daydreaming about him. Wondering if I'd ever find him.
Until the day I find myself staring face to face with his jeweled black eyes again.
He says lets keep it casual, and my heart knows that falling for this workaholic in a three-thousand-dollar suit is off the table.
Because he has a secret. One that's a deal breaker for me.
My Suit has a name.
Ian Ford.
And this is our story.


"I fucked her --a-one-time thing. But it opened the gaping hole in that makes me crave human touch, human connection. A woman's scent, a woman's voice...This girl may be the key to open me back up." -Ian. 

MOGUL was told from dual POV's (Ian Ford & Sara Davis) and their story paralleled with Katy's other novel TYCOON, which is based in this same book world. At first, I presumed this book was going to take off sorta where TYCOON left us, so it took me a little bit to put two and two together and realize that they're happening at the same time. But again, MOGUL can be read as a stand-alone, but it will contain spoilers from TYCOON if you haven't read it. 

This is a one-night stand with a mixture of mystery...neither of them know each others names after their one shared night. Fast-forward a couple months and *boom* Sara's "workaholic yummy m*therf*cker suit" has a name. Mystery solved. But he has one secret that could be a deal breaker, so Sara has to decide if she can deal with this new discovery. Of course s*xual tension and attraction are high and they're unable to resist each other, so they decide to date "casually" (and monogamous of course), but besides Ian's one hangup (he's the PERFECT man besides this ONE thing), Sara has reservations of her own...personal concerns that hold her back from giving her full heart to Ian. "I'm afraid nothing lasts. Nothing, not even life. I'm afraid of attachment and loss and love and even loss of a love such as dancing. That things that can make me happy will one day be gone." -Sara. But the more and more time spent together, they realize that they both can trust in this...their relationship to last, no matter the trials life throws at them along the way. They've both been tainted by their expectations on what love is supposed to be like, but in the end they help each other find out what true love looks like. 

MOGUL was about learning to trust again. Trust in someone else to not break your heart. Trust in love. 
"I've learned these past months that love can be lost at any moment, but it can also be found. It can change and grow and shine and hurt, the way sometimes beauty hurts. But its mark is permanent.Its power infinite.You just need to open up and let it out, because when you open those doors, love can't help but come in." -Sara. 

I want to start out by saying, I LOVE Katy's stories and her writing and this story was written well, and I was hooked right from the beginning with the steamy first encounter, but then it kinda just tapered off after that. I was left feeling like something was lacking. I cannot deny that they had chemistry in the bedroom *wink* and they had real life struggles outside of the bedroom, but even those were mainly internalized struggles. I guess I was just expecting something different. More depth maybe? More connection between the characters? More angst? There was plenty of sexy time scenes that kept my kindle warm that's for sure, but I found myself at times more intrigued with Bryn and Cristos' story (who were secondary characters in this book, but they're from TYCOON) and Becka's story (whom we met in TYCOON and she will be getting her own book next) than Ian and Sara's story. Ian and Sara just needed more than that insta-lust to love story, I think. 

All in all, the writing was good and I LOVED Ian's charm and his little nick-names for Sara ("Dancer" and "Kitten"). I think that they're are a lot of readers out there that will love this type of story, (one-night stand to love) it just didn't hit the right "buttons" for me this time :( I am interested in Becka's story and plan to read that when it comes out.

3.5 stars

xoxo, VivianπŸ’‹
Books in series are stand-alones:
Book 1: TYCOON http://bit.ly/2GdwvYy
Book 2: MOGUL


Check out my Pinterest Novel Board for MOGUL here: https://bit.ly/2kzSfSb

About the Author:
Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

Connect with the Author:
Email: katyevansauthor@gmail.com
Twitter @authorkatyevans


Saturday, May 26, 2018

Release Blitz: COCKTALES (The Cocky Collection)



COCKTALES, a limited-release anthology of original, never before published material, from some of your favorite bestselling authors is available now!

Each story was specifically written for this anthology.
The goal of the COCKTALES Anthology is to raise funds to fight against obstruction of creative expression. Specifically, what we believe are obstruction attempts through the trademarking of common (single) words for titicular use in books / or as a book series (eBooks, print, and audio).

COCKTALES will only be available May 26th-August 26th.

Download your copy today:
Amazon Universal: http://mybook.to/Cocktales

Add to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/CockTalesGR


Contributing Authors Include:
Nana Malone, USA Today Bestselling author – Foreword
Dylan Allen – 'Cocked and Loaded'
Jana Aston, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Double Cocked'
Whitney Barbetti – 'Cocksure Grin'
Author Sawyer Bennett, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – 'A Wicked, Cocky Plan'
K.f. Breene, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Magical Cock and Bull'
Ruth Clampett, Amazon top 20 Bestselling Author – 'Don’t Get Cocky'
L.H. Cosway, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Illusionist Seeks Neanderthal'
Mariah Dietz – 'Landmines'
Amy Daws, Amazon Top 25 Bestselling author – 'Cock and Balls'
BB Easton, Amazon Top 100 Bestselling author – 'Cocky BB: Two Boys, One Prom.'
Jaymin Eve, USA Today Bestselling author – 'The Cockier the Dragon, the Harder They Fall'
Emma Hart, NYT and USA Today Bestselling author – 'Tricky Bond'
Staci Hart, Amazon Top 10 Bestselling author – 'Cockamamie'
Jessica Hawkins, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Cocky Couture'
Julie Johnson Amazon Top 100 Bestselling author – 'Culinary Cock-Up'
Karpov Kinrade, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Crimson Cocktail'
Adriana Locke, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Swag'
Lex Martin, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Love & Hate at the Stallion Station'
Aly Martinez, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Going Down'
Katyi McGee - USA Today Bestselling author – 'Cocksure Co-Star'
Corinne Michaels, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Cockblocked'
Liv Morris, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Getting It Up'
Red Phoenix, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Her Cocky Russian'
Daisy Prescott, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Confessions of a Cockblocked Wingman'
Jessica Prince – ‘A Cocky Corruption Engagement’
Meghan Quinn, Amazon Top 20 Bestselling Author – 'Fight or Flight'
CD Reiss, NYT and USA Today Bestselling author – 'Cocky Capo'
Penny Reid, WSJ and USA Today Bestselling author – 'Beard and Hen'
Julie Richman, USA Today Bestselling author – 'The Color of Love'
Aleatha Romig, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Aligned'
Kennedy Ryan, Top 40 Amazon Bestselling author – 'All'
Kylie Scott, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Short Story with Mal and Anne from The Stage Dive Series'
Sierra Simone, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Until the Cock Crows'
Tara Sivec, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Chocolate and Cockup'
Kate Stewart, Amazon Top 30 Bestselling author – 'The Golden Sombrero'
Leia Stone, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Cocky Alpha'
Karla Sorensen – 'Tristan & Anna: A Bachelors of the Ridge short story'
Rachel Van Dyken, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – 'Cocky Mafia'
April White, Amazon Top 100 Bestselling author – 'Code of Conduct'


*ALL* net profits will be donated to:
 Authors already impacted by creative-obstruction (10%), and Romance Writers of America (RWA) (90%) as a general donation intended for their Advocacy Fund.

*Disclaimer: This anthology is not being conducted on behalf of RWA, nor does RWA endorse this anthology or effort. They have, however, graciously agreed to accept the funds.

For more information, visit: https://www.cockyauthors.com