The Terms by Ruby Rowe

23 Mar

 Title: The Terms: Part One
Series: The Terms Duet
Author: Ruby Rowe
Genres: Romantic Suspense, Erotica Romance, BDSM
Cover Model: Alfie Gabriel
Cover Design: Jo-Anna at Just write. Creations
Release Date: April 27, 2017

I wanted to hate her. For three years, Camilla withheld the fact that my brother had a son, Liam.

Then, Tony died without ever knowing his kid, and I was going to make sure Ms. Rose paid a price for her deceit. I also wanted Liam to be raised as a Burke. Our family’s legacy was one to carry on, so the terms were straightforward.

Live in my home.

Allow me to help raise Liam.

Oh, and agree to be my submissive.

In return, I agreed not to rip Camilla’s child away from her. I also offered them both financial security and a life of luxury. It seemed generous to me. It might’ve been simple, too, had she not reminded me of the lady in red. The one who haunted my dreams at night. Camilla’s hazel eyes were a mirror image, her sweetness more than an acquaintance to my subconscious.

I was a hacker by trade, and the internet was my best friend, sharing with me every secret I wished to unearth. I believed that until an unfathomable truth revealed itself in a different way.

Some secrets are never whispered, only sensed by the heart, and all along, my soul held the truth. It hid even from me the most important secret of them all.

The Terms ends in a cliffhanger. It contains explicit language and graphic sex, including aspects of BDSM. The second novel in the duet, The Terms: Part Two, will release June 1st.

 

  

 

 

Excerpt from The Terms: Part One (The Terms Duet)
© Ruby Rowe 2017
Pulling on my arm, he signals for me to stand. I’m wobbly until I feel his tongue roll over my nipple. My hands find his shoulders, and I use them to brace myself as he sucks the stiff pebble inside his mouth.“Yes,” I say breathlessly. His fingers thrust inside me, and my legs open to give him room. I’m loving every sensation, from his heated mouth to his thick fingers stretching my walls. “Oh, please don’t stop.” As I pant for air, and dig my nails into his shoulders, his fingers slip from me.

No!

“Stand still.” He moves around me, stirring up a breeze, and it sounds like he’s fastening his pants. Shortly after, he removes the blindfold. My hand shields my eyes as they snap shut from the intrusive light. “Let this serve as a lesson not to lie to me. Open your eyes.” I do, and I’m confronted with his penetrating gaze. He’s fully clothed, holding my blouse in his hand. “You can make our years together easy, or you can make them hard. It’s up to you.”

Grabbing my shirt from him, I hold it over my exposed breasts. “Years…? Do you even hear yourself? You’re a handsome and wealthy man who could have as many women in your bed as you choose, probably at once even, yet you’re trying to play house with me in some twisted way.”

“I’ve already had a plethora of women, and like we’ve discussed repeatedly, I want you and Liam here so he can be raised as a Burke.”

“Now, you’re lying. You didn’t bring us here so you could get close to Liam. You brought us here because of your desire to use me. You said you were pissed I withheld from Tony that he had a son, but I think you’re doing this to feel like you own what was once his, and it’s all because you hated him as much as he hated you.”

Turning beet red with anger, he points his finger in my face. “I have never felt hatred toward my brother, and you’re lying to yourself if you think Tony gave a damn about you. Not once did he breathe your fucking name to me.”

Tears come, but I hold them at bay. I don’t know why his words sting. I learned years ago that Tony didn’t give two shits for me, and Christopher confirmed he didn’t care about Liam, either.

“You’re evil, and although my body may betray me and desire your touch, my heart holds only contempt for you. Get out so I can dress and care for my son.”

“It’s your last night, Camilla. Tomorrow, I’m turning your ass scarlet.”

 

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The Terms: Part Two (The Terms Duet, #2) 

 

COLTON

I tried to keep my distance. I knew how much trouble Summer could cause me once she was, in her words, “legal.” She wouldn’t accept that being my best friend’s sister meant she was governed by another set of laws.

She was the forbidden fruit.

The “off-limits” trophy prize I couldn’t win.

The “don’t look and sure as hell don’t touch” female in my life.

But Summer pushed until I was backed into a corner. My hands and mouth had nowhere to go but on her. That was my story, and I was stickin’ to it.

SUMMER

I’d known Colton Graham all my life, and he was always a pest … until he wasn’t. That handsome face and masculine body he grew into became hard to look away from, and the more he matured and distanced himself from me, the more I wanted him close.

Since I’d grown up with a brother, I knew how college guys operated. Relationships were off the table, and fine by me; I only wanted two adventurous months with Colton. I knew he wouldn’t be my last, but I was hell-bent on making him my first. What was the harm in that? I could do casual … or so I thought.

Summer Trouble is a Ruby Romp Novella, meaning it contains insta-lust, along with an abundance of dirty talk and graphic sex. It can typically be enjoyed in one reading, so get ready for a fast-paced “get your panties wet” ride.

 

  

Ruby Rowe began writing in January of 2013 under the pen name Scarlet Wolfe,

releasing contemporary and young adult. She soon tried her hand at writing erotica

romance and fell in love with the genre.

The pen name Ruby Rowe came about in 2017 when she decided it best to keep her

racier books separate from her young adult romances. She’d like to branch out and

release straight erotica, however, she’s a romantic at heart, and believes it will be

difficult not to include romance in every story.

When not writing, Ruby reads naughty books about possessive, hot alpha males. She has

an addiction to Pinterest, pinning all the sensual photos she can find. She loves bacon,

coffee, and other flavors of ice cream besides vanilla. 😉 She hopes her writing will allow

her readers a reprieve from the real world, giving them an opportunity to live out their

fantasies.

         

        

Review of Beauty of the Beast by Rachel L. Demeter

15 Mar

Beauty of the Beast
Fairy Tale Retellings, Book One
Standalone
Release Date: March 15, 2017
Genres: Historical Romance, Fairy Tale Retellings, Gothic Romance, Adult

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Experience the world’s most enchanting and timeless love story—retold with a dark and realistic twist.

A beast living in the shadow of his past…

Reclusive and severely scarred Prince Adam Delacroix has remained hidden inside a secluded, decrepit castle ever since he witnessed his family’s brutal massacre. Cloaked in shadow, with only the lamentations of past ghosts for company, he has abandoned all hope, allowing the world to believe he died on that tragic eve twenty-five years ago.

A beauty in pursuit of a better future…

Caught in a fierce snowstorm, beautiful and strong-willed Isabelle Rose seeks shelter at a castle—unaware that its beastly and disfigured master is much more than he appears to be. When he imprisons her gravely ill and blind father, she bravely offers herself in his place.

Beauty and the Beast…

Stripped of his emotional defenses, Adam’s humanity reawakens as he encounters a kindred soul in Isabelle. Together they will wade through darkness and discover beauty and passion in the most unlikely of places. But when a monster from Isabelle’s former life threatens their new love, Demrov’s forgotten prince must emerge from his shadows and face the world once more…

Perfect for fans of Beauty and the Beast and The Phantom of the OperaBeauty of the Beast brings a familiar and well-loved fairy tale to life with a rich setting in the kingdom of Demrov and a captivating, Gothic voice.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34098873-beauty-of-the-beast

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MUGRH44

Review

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It’s a retelling of classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast. I think that the author has done justice to the original story, its well-written and captures characters of both ‘Beauty’ and ‘Beast’ wonderfully. I enjoyed reading it and I think anyone who likes fairy tales will love this new version of an old tale. Personally, I’ve always loved Beauty and the Beast. Story has so much depth and it tells us insights about human mind ans soul. On one hand, there is Beast, an outwardly ugly man with a pure heart. On the other hand, there is Raphael, a handsome man who is rotten to the core. Choice is simple, how can Isabella not love the Beast?
Adam has lived in isolation for so long that he has forgotten how to interact with people. You can say that his mannerism is beastly. But as soon as he sees Isabella something changes. He wants to make her comfortable and happy. Soon he starts to love her but fears that she will never love someone like him. Little does he know that Isabella has such a kind and beautiful heart that she can see beyond his outer looks. She knows that Adam is the man for her. May be she will finally find her happiness.

“Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

Definitely a great read. I believe that story has stayed close to the classic version but still there are enough surprises to keep readers on their toes. I’d recommend it to my fellow readers.

Reviewed by Fizza

Cover Reveal of The Pebble Jar by H. A. Robinson

14 Mar
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We’re so excited to finally be able to show you the gorgeous cover for H.A. Robinson’s upcoming novel, The Pebble Jar, designed by the multi-talented L.J. Stock of LJ Designs, releasing April 10th. #ThePebbleJarCover
Only a few more weeks now until the book hits the shelves. If you can’t wait to secure your copy, you can pre-order here:
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**** Synopsis ****
At fifteen years old, Abigail Costa might not know much, but there are three things she’s absolutely certain of:
Her grandmother, Nonna, is a superhero and she wants to be just like her one day.
The world is round and she wants to see absolutely every inch of it.
And she and Elliot Peterson will be best friends for life.
After over a decade of getting up to no good together and spending every possible moment in one another’s company, it seems impossible that anything could ever change.
Enter: the new girl. With perfect blonde hair and a body to die for, she’s everything Abbi never realised she wanted to be. And as she starts to notice that something isn’t right with Nonna, she finds that some of her certainties aren’t quite so certain anymore, and loneliness forces her to dig deep for a strength she never knew she had.
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Summer Trouble by Ruby Rowe

9 Mar

 Title: Summer Trouble
Series: A Ruby Romp Novella
Author: Ruby Rowe
Genre: Erotica Romance
Cover Design: Jo-Anna at Just write. Creations
Release Date: March 9, 2017

COLTON

I tried to keep my distance. I knew how much trouble Summer could cause me once she was, in her words, “legal.” She wouldn’t accept that being my best friend’s sister meant she was governed by another set of laws.

She was the forbidden fruit.

The “off-limits” trophy prize I couldn’t win.

The “don’t look and sure as hell don’t touch” female in my life.

But Summer pushed until I was backed into a corner. My hands and mouth had nowhere to go but on her. That was my story, and I was stickin’ to it.

SUMMER

I’d known Colton Graham all my life, and he was always a pest … until he wasn’t. That handsome face and masculine body he grew into became hard to look away from, and the more he matured and distanced himself from me, the more I wanted him close.

Since I’d grown up with a brother, I knew how college guys operated. Relationships were off the table, and fine by me; I only wanted two adventurous months with Colton. I knew he wouldn’t be my last, but I was hell-bent on making him my first. What was the harm in that? I could do casual … or so I thought.

Summer Trouble is a Ruby Romp Novella, meaning it contains insta-lust, along with an abundance of dirty talk and graphic sex. It can typically be enjoyed in one reading, so get ready for a fast-paced “get your panties wet” ride.

 

 

        

 

 

 

Excerpt from Summer Trouble
© Ruby Rowe 2017
“Why are you doing this? You’ve never liked Zane in that way.”

“I can’t tell you.”

“Why not? Is he forcing you into this?” His protective nature unveils itself through a furrowed brow and clenched jaw. “Is he holding something over your head? What is it? Because I’ll drag him out of that house this instant and kick his ass.” Releasing my chin, he closes his hands into fists.

“Calm down, geez. I want experience, OK?” Averting my gaze to the grass, I pick at the hem of my shorts. “I thought maybe if I wasn’t so innocent, you wouldn’t feel guilty for touching me.”

Seconds pass, and I’m feeling foolish. He turns to walk away, so I cover my face with my palms.

Groaning, he mutters, “Fuck it,” and my hands are jerked down next. “Are you that determined to get with me?”

Biting on my lip, I nod. “I’ve had a crush on you for years, and I’ve been waiting for you to notice me.”

Sighing, he scrubs his face.

“Seriously? Summer, there’s nothin’ harder to do than to not notice you.”

Grabbing one of my hands, he drags me behind him. My feet start to slide as we travel down a small hill, getting closer to my brother with each step. About thirty feet away, he turns to me.

“If you’re so hell-bent on losing your V-card tonight, then you’re losing it to me, but don’t forget for a second that you asked for this. Now, giggle or something. Act like the other drunk fucks around here so your brother will let me drive you home.”

“But we can’t go to my house.”

“We’re not. We’re going to mine.”

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

A full-length #Standalone

Cover Reveal: March 23rd

Release Blitz (with review option): April 27th

Want to participate in the #CoverReveal & #ReleaseBlitz,

with review option, for The Terms?  

It’s open to Bloggers & Readers who are willing to share on social media.

 


About Ruby Rowe

She’s also author Scarlet Wolfe.

She LOVES Pinterest and spends hours on there, scouting inspiration for her stories.

She had never written anything in her life other than school papers when she started her first manuscript.

She loves bacon, and she posts about it so much that her readers send her bacon items. One even sent her bacon-flavored lip balm.

She had never read a romance novel before Fifty Shades of Grey, and it’s what inspired her to write her first novel.

She daydreams so much she often ends up in the men’s room at stores and restaurants.

She’s into BDSM.

She loves the ocean and dreams of living near it.

She was blessed to raise two amazing boys.

She has only read and written HEAs up to this point. She’s a sucker for a fairytale romance.

  

 

Ruby Rowe’s debut novella releases March 9, 2017; however, this is not her first book. She began writing in January of 2013 under the pen name Scarlet Wolfe, releasing contemporary and young adult. She soon tried her hand at writing erotica romance and fell in love with the genre.

The pen name Ruby Rowe came about this year when she decided it best to keep her racier books separate from her young adult romances. She also has plans to branch out and release straight erotica, however, she’s a romantic at heart, and believes it will be difficult not to include it in every story.

When not writing, Ruby reads naughty books about possessive, hot alpha males. She has an addiction to Pinterest, pinning all the sensual photos she can find. She loves bacon, coffee, and other flavors of ice cream besides vanilla. 😉 She hopes her writing will allow her readers a reprieve from the real world, giving them an opportunity to live out their fantasies.

         

        

 

NEW COVER for “ELSIE” Swamp Heads #2

4 Feb

Title: “Elsie” Swamp Heads #2

Series: Swamp Heads

Author: Esther E. Schmidt

Cover Design: Esther E. Schmidt

Photographer/model: Nathan Hainline

Novella, Romance, Standalone, INSTAlove

Buy links to all platforms:

https://books2read.com/Elsie

What The Reviews Have To Say About Elsie:

* This novella was a great fast paced romance.*

* Her run ins with both the alligators and the new hire Dale had me glued to the pages.*

* I find this whole family of characters fascinating, can’t wait for more.*

Blurb:

An unexpected surprise has Elsie wrestling more than just gators in the souvenir shop of Bertie’s Snap and Wrap. Instant attraction causes sparks to fly when Elsie meets Dale, her new co-worker, at the local gator farm. Dale knows the second he meets her that she’s the one for him.

The phrase ‘Once bitten, twice shy’ describes Elsie perfectly and an encounter with something worse than a gator has her running for the hills. Except nothing will stop the new gator hunter who is an expert when it comes to hunting down and capturing anything he sets his mind to.

Will Dale’s instincts lead him in the right direction? Will Elsie be able to wrangle her feelings or be bitten again? There’s only one way to find out; step out of those pumps and prepare to get dirty.

Elsie is the second novella in The Swamp Head Series; a seven book novella series based on a family born and raised in the swamp. Each sibling will get their own love at first sight story told and even though it is a series, each book is a standalone. Come meet Elsie and her six brothers and sister; Chester, Cyrus, Earle & Zeke (twins), Roscoe, Hallie Mae (Elsie’s twin).

Dig into the Swamp Heads series now with Cyrus (book #1)! He’s #FREE on all platforms:

https://books2read.com/Cyrus

Book/TV Blitz of The 100 by Kass Morgan

1 Feb
 
 
I am so excited that THE 100 returns to TV tonight! And to help celebrate the show’s return Little Brown Books For Young Readers and Rockstar Book Tours are giving away 5 Boxed Sets of the Complete series! So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.

 

About The Book:
 
Title: THE 100 Box
Set (Books 1-4)
Author: Kass Morgan
Pub.
Date: 
January 3, 2016
Publisher: Little,
Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 1360
Formats: Paperback
Find it: AmazonGoodreads
All four thrilling novels in The 100 series, now available in a paperback
boxed set! 
Ever since nuclear war destroyed our planet, humanity has been living on
city-like spaceships hovering above the toxic surface. As far as anyone knows,
no one has stepped foot on Earth in centuries–that is, until one hundred
juvenile delinquents are sentenced to return and recolonize the hostile land.
The future of the human race rests in their hands, but nothing can prepare the
100 for what they find on this strange and savage planet. 
Read the series that inspired the hit TV show. The 100, Day 21,
Homecoming, and Rebellion are gathered together for the first time in this
striking box set, perfect for fans and series newcomers alike.



 

About Kass Morgan

Kass Morgan
studied literature at Brown and Oxford, and now resides in Brooklyn, where she
lives in constant fear of her Ikea bookcase collapsing and burying her under a
mound of science fiction and Victorian novels. Kass is currently working on the
sequel to The 100, which she’ll finish as soon as she finds a coffee shop that
allows laptops on the weekend.

Giveaway Details:

 
5 winners will
receive the complete boxed set of THE 100 Series, US Only.
 
Ends on February 8th at Midnight EST!


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When Hunter Meets Seeker by Betty Shreffler

19 Jan
When Hunter Meets Seeker

Synopsis

Trained by the Arcane Society to fulfill her legacy as an Arcane Hunter, Anya Carlisle knows nothing but the loneliness that comes with being a hunter. One evening, in a place she never should’ve been, throws Anya into the heated snare of Dex Grigori. She should’ve seen him as the enemy, but instead her body longs for his touch in ways she’s never experienced. 

From the first moment Dex sets eyes on Anya, he wants her all for himself. After one night of forbidden passion he’s left craving more of her, until he discovers how wrong for him she is. She’s a deadly hunter that kills without question and he’s exactly the kind of demon she’s been trained to eliminate. Yet his fierce desire to have her brings him dangerously close to her heart, where he soon discovers she is far more than the cold killer he anticipated.

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5-Stars Review

This book is simply amazing. There is nothing here that I didn’t love. It has it all, a bad-ass heroine, drool-worthy handsome hero, some drama, lots of romance and action. I loved all the characters, but mostly I loved Awn. 🙂 It’s a story about two people who are trained to hate each other. They know that they shouldn’t trust each other, it goes against everything they know but for some reason they simply can’t stay away…

Anya is a trained hunter, it’s her job to hunt and kill demons. Unfortunately, that makes it difficult for her to have a normal life. Now she wants something more, she wants a normal job and be a normal person.

Dex knows hunters are dangerous. They’re not be trusted and they will kill demons without a second thought. So there is no reason why he should be with Anya. But he finds her captivating and can’t help himself when he is around her. They both just keep falling deeper and deeper. How will it all end for them, that makes this story worth reading. 😉

It’s a classic tale of “should kill not kiss him” and “need to stay away from her not make love to her” kind of story. By the way, that’s my favourite kind of stories so no wonder I’m in love with it. For me it was a very thrilling and exciting read and if you’re a fan of paranormal then I highly recommend it. 🙂

~Review by Fizza

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