New Release & Review -Acquisition by Chelle Bliss



NOW AVAILABLE from USA Today bestselling author, Chelle Bliss, comes the Takeover Duet.


A ONE-NIGHT STAND WITH A HANDSOME STRANGER WASN’T A PROBLEM—UNTIL HE TRIED TO STEAL MY COMPANY.

ACQUISITION by Chelle Bliss
Takeover Duet Book #1

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A ONE-NIGHT STAND with a handsome stranger wasn’t a problem–until he tried to STEAL her company.
Ambitious, high-powered CEO Lauren Bradley is one press release away from catapulting her company to new heights.
Rival CEO, Antonio Forte is arrogant, controlling, and sexy.
She should know, since Antonio’s a one-night stand she thought she’d never see again.
Antonio wants to takeover more than her company, he wants her as part of the Acquisition.
Let the games begin…

Acquisition is the first book in the Takeover Duet.

MY REVIEW

Acquisition: Takeover Duet, Book 1 by Chelle Bliss
Lauren & Antonio
WOW, THIS IS SUPER HOT!
5 Stars

I thoroughly enjoyed my time with this book. It kept me on my toes most of the time and filled my heart with hope! It was riveting, thought provoking, and it gives a girl confidence. At least it did for me!

Lauren Bradley is a very accomplished young woman, but even with her success she has never lost sight of where she came from or where she’s headed. She is a well-rounded character with smarts, sex appeal, and grit. No doubt she’s facing an uphill battle in the next installment yet to come, but I have no reservation that she’ll meet this dilemma and others head on and with determination.

Antonio is all kinds of alpha with a badass persona. At first he rubbed me a little bit the wrong way, but slowly won my heart over. I believe his intentions are sincere and his heart is in the right place, but I’m not so sure he knows the correct path to lead him the right way. Time will tell!

The supporting character cast isn’t really all that big, but one that bares mentioning is Tara, Lauren’s friend. This girl cracked me right the hell up. She has a good head on her shoulders, but seems to be able to let loose and go with the flow. Everyone needs a friend like this to keep us from becoming too serious and stuffy. Another supporting character that I’ll mention is this Trent that works for Lauren. I’m not so sure about this dude just yet and I’m sure we’ll see more of him in the next book. I’m kind of hoping he ends up the recipient of a major ass beating.

Sorry peeps, but this is a cliffy. I know, I know, this is unusual for a Chelle Bliss book, but rest assured, there’s more to come. This one was funny, suspenseful, and sexy as fuck! The dialogue flows and the storyline compelling. Acquisition was effortless to read with many twists and turns that the tension was so thick you could cut it with a knife. Great read!

 


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Chelle Bliss is the USA Today bestselling author of the Men of Inked and ALFA P.I. series. She hails from the Midwest, but currently lives near the beach even though she hates sand. She’s a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, coffee fiend, and ex high school history teacher. She loves spending time with her two cats, alpha boyfriend, and chatting with readers.


Review: The Last Hour of Gann by R. Lee Smith

It was her last chance:

Amber Bierce had nothing left except her sister and two tickets on Earth’s first colony-ship. She entered her Sleeper with a five-year contract and the promise of a better life, but awakened in wreckage on an unknown world. For the survivors, there is no rescue, no way home and no hope until they are found by Meoraq—a holy warrior more deadly than any hungering beast on this hostile new world…but whose eyes show a different sort of hunger when he looks at her.

It was his last year of freedom:

Uyane Meoraq is a Sword of Sheul, God’s own instrument of judgment, victor of hundreds of trials, with a conqueror’s rights over all men. Or at least he was until his father’s death. Now, without divine intervention, he will be forced to assume stewardship over House Uyane and lose the life he has always known. At the legendary temple of Xi’Matezh, Meoraq hopes to find the deliverance he seeks, but the humans he encounters on his pilgrimage may prove too great a test even for him…especially the one called Amber, behind whose monstrous appearance burns a woman’s heart unlike any he has ever known.

MY REVIEW

The Last Hour of Gann by R. Lee Smith
Amber & Meoraq
I’M BLOWN AWAY
5 Stars

I read this on the recommendation of a good friend. She told me it’ll take me 40+ hours to read it and she wasn’t kidding. In fact I think it took me longer than that… but… I’m here to tell you it was so damn worth it! This book is unlike any other I’ve read in an uber long time and I absolutely loved it.

Amber is me, she’s us, she represents the human race in a hostile environment and I’m not just talking about aggressive aliens. The other humans are a challenge of epic proportions. Amber not only has to contend with the voice in her head always telling her she’s not good enough or tough enough or thin enough, but these damn humans she’s so unfortunate to be stuck with on this foreign plant could turn Cinderella in to Cruella Deville.

Meoraq, the “Lizardman” is chilling, ferocious, and sometime hilarious! I loved how he singled out Amber and decided she was the one to learn from, train, and support. He’s on his own journey which seems to change as the trek goes along. According to his God, or Gann everything happens for a reason. People and things are put in his path because God/Gann put them there. He meditates a lot about what to do, where to go, and how to cope with his predicament.

In a way, this story is about us, our Earth, and OURpredicament. We follow blindly and without proof. We are slowly killing our Earth and each other and instead of putting on the breaks, we pray (meditate) and yell full speed ahead. God will save us. God will tell us what to do. God must be telling us something. Scary!

This story is long and thought provoking. The characters are extremely powerful and persuasive. The dialogue is somewhat hard to follow, but once the language barrier is lifted, it gets easier. Most books create tension that leads to a huge climax. I found this one was constant tension and more than one climax. I loved just about every aspect of it and will never forget how it made me feel.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

R. Lee Smith is an author of epic-length sci-fi/horror erotica. If you purchase one of these books, expect to be sucked into a fascinating and long story.

Author’s pet phrase:
“Help! I’m writing, and I can’t shut up!”

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Review & SALE – When Life Happened by Jewel E. Ann

When Life Happened
by Jewel E. Ann

FOR SOME REASON THE KINDLE PRICE IS $1.20
I don’t know how long this will be this cheap, but this
book is priceless so pick up your copy NOW!!!

Parker Cruse despises cheaters. It might have something to do with her boyfriend sleeping with her twin sister. After a wedding day prank involving a strong laxative, that ends the already severed relationship between the twins, Parker decides to grow up and act twenty-six.

Step One: Move out of her parents’ house.

Step Two: Find a job. Opportunity strikes when she meets her new neighbor, Gus Westman. He’s an electrician with Iowa farm-boy values and a gift for saying her name like it’s a dirty word. He also has a wife. Sabrina Westman, head of a successful engineering firm, hires Parker as her personal assistant. Driven to be the best assistant ever, Parker vows to stay focused, walk the dog, go to the dry cleaners, and not kiss Gus-again.

Step Three: Don’t judge.

Step Four: Remember- when life happens, it does it in a heartbeat.

MY REVIEW

When Life Happened by Jewel E. Ann
This is the section where I put the H/h names, but I really can’t… I can’t explain it either. All I can say is PARKER!!!
5 Stars all the way!!!

Step One: Buy e-book because Pam Godwin recommended it to me and told me NOT to read any of the reviews… apparently there are still DICKS out there who put spoilers in their reviews without any warning! Incidentally, Pam was freaking way the fuck out about this book and she was only 40% into it.

Step Two: Find out Jewel E. Ann is at the same signing we’re at (Penned Con 2017) and I make my way over to her table to buy a signed copy of said book. Did I mention I went back a second time to buy another copy to give away on Rough Draft Book Blog?

Step Three: Sit my ass in a comfy chair and get down to the nitty gritty of reading this wild book… Holy shit! Can’t peel face away from book…

Step Four: Read said book in one day because I couldn’t freakin’ put the damn thing down. And now I completely appreciate Pam’s fangirling over Ms. Ann and this fanfuckingtastic tale!

I am in love with this book, this story, and all its characters! When I finished reading it I was satisfyingly content. Ms. Ann brought these characters to life in a way that connected directly to my heart from the very beginning.

Parker is a conundrum of emotions. She’s fucked up from the past and the future’s not looking too bright at the moment. I get now why when I asked Pam to describe this book, she kinda stuttered a bit and shrugged her shoulders. There’s not much I can say without giving too much away.

This is definitely not a light hearted read. It’s not dark either. Shit, what the hell am I trying to say? It’s very serious and penetrating yet laced with enough humor to put an occasional smile on your face. The storyline is so enthralling that by the time you reach the inevitable plot twist, you’ll be too captivated to turn back. At least I was. And it doesn’t stop there! Sit down, strap in, and get ready for a bumpy ride.

This is my first Jewel E. Ann book, but it won’t be my last. I love the way she throws down the words and makes them all dance across my heart! Fantastic read!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jewel is a free-spirited romance junkie with a quirky sense of humor.

With 10 years of flossing lectures under her belt, she took early retirement from her dental hygiene career to stay home with her three awesome boys and manage the family business.

After her best friend of nearly 30 years suggested a few books from the Contemporary Romance genre, Jewel was hooked. Devouring two and three books a week but still craving more, she decided to practice sustainable reading, AKA writing.

When she’s not donning her cape and saving the planet one tree at a time, she enjoys yoga with friends, good food with family, rock climbing with her kids, watching How I Met Your Mother reruns, and of course…heart-wrenching, tear-jerking, panty-scorching novels.

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Hell Yeah! RELEASE

Hell Yeah! Kindle World

Presented by Sable Hunter

Connected by blood ties and bonds of friendship, the Hell Yeah! world chronicles the lives and loves of a family of Texas men and women, the McCoys, who live by the code of the cowboy. Adventure, unabashed sexual tension and tender intimacy plays out in a saga of stories that offer action and humor, all set in scenic locales from the Hill Country of Texas to the mysterious bayous of Louisiana. The plots of the tales are as varied as our own lives can be, but the world is one where right prevails, love conquers all, and holding out for a hero is not an impossible dream.

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Cowgirl Craze

“Who needs Prince Charming when you can have a man with tattoos, a big heart, and a big…
They don’t call him tall, tattooed, and tempting for nothing.”
By Jennifer Labelle

Becca Everett is successful in life, but not in love. She got used to putting others before herself. After her parents passed away she was left to raise her younger brother on her own. Now that he’s out of the house she can finally take care of her own needs. She’s got a secret, and it’s called Cowgirl Crazy. A popular website she created for like minded individuals like herself, a little lonely but wild deep down. There she’s able to open up through the stories she shares and the sexual experiences she desires. Without anyone knowing who she actually is. It’s perfect. Who needs a man when you have a chest full of toys to satisfy you?

Fate has a different plan when it throws a motorcycle riding tattooed temptation her way. Their chemistry ignites, and they seem to have a lot in common but she’s wary.

Brody Mace, just Mace to his friends needed a change, so on a whim he moved to Kerrville to help out a close friend at her tattoo shop. What he didn’t count on was running into a brunette vixen the moment he hit town. Becca’s shy at first, unlike anyone woman he’s ever met, and for the first time in his life he wants more than one night. He’ll take as many as she’ll give him.
Cowgirl Craze by Jennifer Labelle

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Hurricane Season

Two souls on fire. An ancient legend freed. The perfect storm of passion is about to hit Evermore plantation this HURRICANE SEASON!
By Amanda McIntyre
Dr. Gavin Beauregard lost the only love he’d ever known to Katrina. Now more than a decade later, he’s drawn by his past to Evermore plantation and the blistering desire of an ancient legend freed by the melding of a perfect storm.
Caroline Richardson plans to spend a girl’s weekend with a friend, but fate, fueled by a passionate legend has other plans as she and a handsome stranger get caught in a whirlwind of desire!
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Old Dog, New Trixie

In the Ignition Infantry…
Love comes FAST!
Love comes HARD!
Love comes KINKY!
And, so do these bikers.
by Sidda Lee Rain
Dog has no family left…except for the IGNITION INFANTRY. He has no designs on trying to change that either.Who would have thought that a trip to the local baby supply store would possibly change that?Trixie hadn’t had a picturesque childhood. Left by her mother at the Shady Lady Brothel to be raised by the ladies of the night was quite an interesting way to grow-up. But, they’d done right by her. Hell, they’d done so well that not only had she finished high school early but she’d walked across that college auditorium stage with a degree in her hand by the time she was twenty-three.Now, here she was stocking shelves of diapers and breast pumps when he walked in and flipped her entire world upside down.Dog took a helluva lot more than the few baby gifts he’d purchased for the Isaac and Avery McCoy’s baby that day.Could he really fall for a woman who owns a million pastel teddybears and seems to be obsessed with The Golden Girls?And, could Trixie convince Dog that age is nothing but a number, and that everyone needs a little Sofia, Dorothy, Blanche and Rose in their life?

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The Long Shot

Only one woman can make Gavin risk it all for love.
by Kandi Silvers
When did she become so bold?
Regina Perkins played by the rules. She did what was expected of her and lived life between the lines. No one would ever accuse her of taking chances. Being a risk-taker was not in her DNA. But, the first time she saw Gavin Carpenter, all those things went out the window. Dating the father of a student wasn’t strictly forbidden and to Regina’s mind, that meant she had permission.

When did he decide to believe in love again?

Gavin Carpenter spent years shielding his heart from women who weren’t any good for him, or his son Riley. After a betrayal at the hands of his son’s mother, he swore off women, and relationships and was just fine with his life. Until she strolled into his life with her soft smile beguiling eyes. Regina Perkins was the one woman who made him willing to risk it all for one chance to hold her in his arms.
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Cowboy, Take Me Away

by Wren McCabe
Matheau ‘Junior’ Mullin suffered an injury when he falls off a bull. Once recovered, and not ready to go home to Winslow, Texas, he joins his uncle’s motorcycle club, Steel MC and finds his one purpose in life.
A trip to Hardbodies and a meeting with Isaac McCoy, Junior inadvertently finds the help he needs to complete the healing process, Cady McCoy.
Stronger and healed enough to face the unfinished business he left behind in Winslow, he heads home. What he finds when he arrives— is his past love, Dr. Sarah Moore had been keeping a secret from him.
Will Sarah’s transgression be the end of their long-term love affair? Or will Junior find he is unable to move past Sarah’s deceitfulness?

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Saving Cicely

by Kate Richards
Corbin MacKay has entered into an online relationship with a woman who lives in the Texas Hill Country After they make plans to get together in the near future and meet “face to face,” she suddenly goes “dark.” Panicked, the trail-riding fireman and former rodeo cowboy, flies to San Antonio to find out what happened to the mysterious blonde who made him willing to take a chance again. As he tries to find her, he learns the woman is not who he thought she was.
Cicely Shoemaker’s always been just on this side of the law. However, not all members of her family have been. And, for that, she’s paying the price. A rival of her father’s makes outrageous demands to which she balks. No way will she marry that man’s odious son.
With only one chance to get hold of the man she’s fallen in love with, she sets in motion a chain of events that will send her and Corbin into the heart of evil.
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Princess of the Plains

One Jersey girl, two Texas brothers, and three hearts, about to be shattered.
by Katherine Rhodes
One Jersey girl, trying to find her own path.
Two Texas brothers, different as night and day.
Three hearts, about to be shattered.
Fatima da Silva—princess and veterinary student—followed
her sister to Texas on business. Tate and Caldwell Verhoven weren’t part of the
deal. There was no denying she was attracted to both brothers, but Tate, the
sweet, nerdy IT guy, won her heart.
Or did he.
Despite trying her very best, she can’t seem to
keep the guitar-shredding punk rocker Caldwell out of her mind. Plagued by
guilt, she sticks firmly by Tate’s side.
Nothing is ever easy for the Verhoven brothers,
though. Tate has demons too, but it’s a spiteful rival family that causes the
most damage.
And Fatima will be left with a heart-rending
decision.
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In Deep

by
Deelylah Mullin
Leona Adieux wandered the streets of the French Quarter wondering what she would do with her life—what her next step would be. As a voodoo practitioner, she found a home in the accepting city. But she still felt unsettled—like something more was out there.
As he safety checked the last diving apparatus of the batch, Alphonse Rousseau wondered when he’d find the help he desperately needed to keep Rousseau Dive, on Bayou Teche, afloat. He couldn’t run it alone, and while he believed in all things supernatural, the odd feeling he had of being watched in the dive shop couldn’t be mere coincidence. Especially after the latest bout of rearranged product in the store. Maybe he should get someone over to check things out.
When Leona met Alphie the first time, she knew there was something special about him. Besides the physical attraction, there was a spiritual one, as well. He connected with her inner witch in a way no man ever had—even La Vendeuse Macabre owner and voodoo queen, Geneve Gabon didn’t reach her in the primal and powerful way Alphie did. But the dark presence in his shop—connected to the property, best she could tell—sets her on edge.
When the sun goes down over the bayou, critters aren’t the only thing stirring.
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Desperate Measures

by
Dawn Montgomery
They wanted her dead. He would do anything to keep her alive. Dive into the world of the Equalizers in Sable Hunter’s Hell Yeah! universe.
Eva Jimenez faced betrayal and survived when she was kidnapped and held ransom by men who wanted to silence her cousin’s testimony. Now she’s a pawn in a deadly game as the largest human trafficking kingpin has been taken down.
Trapped against her will and desperate to survive in a country not her own, she can’t trust anyone. Until Travis. There’s an answering darkness inside him that she can’t ignore, and she’s not sure she wants to.
When Travis Callaghan sees the wild look in Eva’s eyes, something awakens inside him. It’s a hunger for life and her that he can’t suppress. She shatters the quiet of his life and leaves him begging for more. As the bad guys close in, he realizes how much he’s willing to sacrifice to ensure her freedom.
Travis must get Eva to the trial. Alive. Against all odds, they’ll have to survive.