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Launch Day Blitz (+ Giveaway): It’s in His Kiss by Jill Shalvis – Excerpt and Review

Posted August 26, 2014 by Tracy in Promotions, Reviews | 13 Comments

Launch Day Blitz (+ Giveaway): It’s in His Kiss by Jill Shalvis – Excerpt and ReviewReviewer: Tracy
It's In His Kiss by Jill Shalvis
Series: Lucky Harbor #10
Also in this series: Simply Irresistible, Under the Mistletoe (Lucky Harbor, #6.5), Forever and a Day, Once in a Lifetime, He's So Fine, One in a Million, Merry Christmas, Baby, At Last (Lucky Harbor, #5)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication Date: August 26th 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Series Rating: four-stars


Becca Thorpe has uprooted her life and escaped to the beach. Now's her chance to get away from city living, throw caution to the ocean winds, and live in the moment. Especially if the moment includes the deliciously sexy surfer she meets shortly after arriving in Lucky Harbor. Something about the dark intensity of Sam's eyes and the thrill she gets at his touch convinces her to stay awhile.

Boatbuilder and investment genius Sam Brody is a self-made man who knows how dangerous it can be to mix business and pleasure. But he can't resist offering Becca a job just to hear her laugh and have her near. Yet when her brother comes to town asking for help, will he tempt her back to her glamorous life in the city? Or do Sam and little Lucky Harbor have a chance to win Becca's heart?




Tracy’s review of It’s in His Kiss by Jill Shalvis:

Becca Thorpe ends up in Lucky Harbor with no plan to stick around for good. This is more of a pit stop than anything else. She rents an apartment and attempts to get a job at a local bar and grill called the Love Shack but she’s a horrible waitress and it doesn’t work out. When she sees an ad for an admin at Lucky Harbor Charters she knows this is right up her alley. Unfortunately Sam Brody doesn’t want her to work there – for purely selfish reasons.

Sam meets Becca by chance when she seeks his help to locate her new apartment. She interrupts his boatbuilding and he’s not thrilled. Of course that doesn’t stop him from appreciating the view as she walks away.

Becca and Sam keep running into each other and pretty soon they’re in bed together. When Becca comes in for the admin job – at Sam’s business, Lucky Harbor Charters, Sam doesn’t want her there. Not because he doesn’t think she can do a good job but he doesn’t sleep with people he’s working with and he doesn’t want to stop sleeping with Becca. She ends up getting the job anyway and she rocks it. Sam, however, can’t seem to keep his hands off of her and that’s a problem for him. He finds himself wanting Becca more and more and is intrigued by her secretiveness. He wants to know everything about her but due to his childhood he’s not ready to say the “L” word – even though he soon starts to feel it.

This was another wonderful book in the Lucky Harbor series. There was love, humor, family angst and hot men – what’s not to like, right? Lol Shalvis just has a way of bringing out the best in her characters and this book was no different.

Becca was just mysterious enough that it kept me wondering what the deal was with her past and exactly what she was running from. Sam’s past was pretty much an open book and I liked that. It showed us the details about his life that formed him as a man and made me understand his decisions better. I loved Sam and Becca together so much and really liked their love story a lot.

I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book with Olivia and Cole – who were both introduced in this book. Sparks are flying – I can see it now. 🙂

Jill Shalvis is one of my favorite authors and I especially love the Lucky Harbor series. It’s consistently been one wonderful book after another and this one was no different.

Rating: 4 out of 5


Standing up, she moved to the window and took in a most mesmerizing sight.

Not the ocean, though that was pretty damn fine, too.

But Sexy Grumpy Surfer—SGS for short, she’d decided—side by side with one of the other guys from last night, the two of them doing pull-ups on some metal bar. Given their easy, economical speed and the way they kept turning to eyeball each other, they were competing and not for the first time. They were shirtless, their toned bodies gleaming with sweat in the early-morning sun, definitely outshining the Pacific Ocean.

“Wow,” she whispered. She had no idea how long she stood there, or how many impossibly difficult pull-ups the two men did before they both dropped lithely to the ground, straightened, and gave each other a shove.

Their laughter drifted to her ears and she found herself smiling along with them. A sweaty tie then, she decided, and realized she was a little hot herself.

Hot and bothered.

Sexy Grumpy Surfer looked damn good laughing. The other guy moved off, back toward the small building be- tween the street and beach, but SGS remained. Turning only his head, he unerringly met Becca’s gaze.

Crap. She dropped like a stone to the floor and lay flat. He hadn’t seen her, she thought. He totally hadn’t. The glare on the window had blocked his view. Yeah, for sure he’d missed her…

Slowly, she rose up on her knees to take a quick peek and winced.

He was still there, hands on hips, looking right at her.


A clip from the audio edition of IT’S IN HIS KISS can be downloaded here: https://soundcloud.com/hachetteaudio/its-in-his-kiss-jill-shalvis

Giveaway: TODAY ONLY we’re giving away 5 copies of It’s In His Kiss. Use the rafflecopter widget to enter. The contest will last 24 hours only (midnight 8/26-midnight 8/27), so don’t delay!  Winner’s choice of digital or print. Shipping to US addresses only.

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Jill Shalvis author photo_longer lengthJill’s Bio:
New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.



You can learn more about Jill at:
Twitter @jillshalvis

IT’S IN HIS KISS is available in mass market paperback, ebook and audio book formats.


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Book Blitz: RISKY GAME by Tracy Solheim (+Giveaway)

Posted May 6, 2014 by Rowena in Promotions | 1 Comment


TSolheimAuthor Bio:

Author Tracy Solheim has written her share of best sellers and note-worthy books. Unfortunately most of them line the shelves of dusty government offices around the world never to see the light of day. She hopes to change that with her series of contemporary romantic fiction novels published by Berkley Books.

“I guess you could say I’m a frustrated sports writer at heart, but I love writing—and reading—books centered around sports. I can thank my dad for that. He introduced me to Dick Francis novels when I was a teenager and I was hooked. I am also a big fan of the happily ever after endings of romance novels, so it was only natural that I combined the two elements in my fiction debut.”

To find out more about Tracy Solheim, visit her at:

Website: http://www.tracysolheim.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TracySolheimBooks
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TracyKSolheim
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6519003.Tracy_Solheim

RiskyGame_coverReviseAbout RISKY GAME:

Just when he was at the top of his game… She changed the rules.

Baltimore Blaze tight-end Brody Janik is a natural born football star. At twenty-seven, his record-breaking athletic performance and his cover-boy good looks have turned him into a household name. But Brody’s hiding a major secret behind his charming, public persona: a health condition that may cut his career short.

PhD candidate Shannon ‘Shay’ Everett works multiple jobs to put herself through school—including an unpaid internship with the Blaze training department. Strapped for cash, Shay answers the call of a NFL gossip blogger to uncover personal details about the Blaze players. Sneaking into the locker room one night, she gets entangled in Brody’s secret… and swept up by his charm.

Brody isn’t sure what to make of the gawky girl with the whiskey eyes, especially when he discovers she was snooping. His first instinct is to turn her in as a snitch, but she could destroy him by sharing his secret. Instead, he decides to keep her close… perhaps closer than either of them originally intended…

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18667905-risky-game


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Tracy is giving away a $25 Amazon or B&N gift card to one random entrant.

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New Release Blitz: Dare to Desire by Carly Phillips

Posted April 10, 2014 by Rowena in Promotions | 0 Comments


Title: Dare to Desire (Dare to Love #2)

Author: Carly Phillips

Release Date: April 10, 2014

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=275YTkBUOSg




Quarterback Alex Dare, had it all — an all-star football career with the Tampa Breakers and his choice of willing women — until a severe injury forces him into early retirement. When he is offered a ground-breaking position with a rival team, he’s intrigued, but there’s a catch. He’ll be working alongside the same woman he hasn’t been able to get out of his head for too long.

Social worker Madison Evans grew up in foster homes and knows first hand what it means to have-not. She isn’t impressed by Alex Dare’s wealth or charm. Not since she fell hard for him once before, only to discover she was just one of his too-easy conquests. This time around Madison refuses to succumb to Alex so easily.

But Alex wants Madison. And if there is one thing Alex does well, it’s to get what he wants. The playboy athlete must prove he’s got game in more places than on the field. He means to prove that he’s a changed man but no sooner does he begin to break through Madison’s defenses when a new opportunity comes knocking and threatens her new-found trust. Can he make Madison take a risk and dare to love?



Without replying, Ian opened the door. They stepped into the room, and Alex laid eyes on the one woman he hadn’t been expecting to see. The same woman who’d haunted his dreams and sidetracked him from many of his nightmares.

Madison faced him head on. Her shoulders drawn back, golden-blonde hair pulled away from her face, she didn’t back down from his stare. She wore a pair of black slacks that hugged her curves and a white silky-looking top that clung to her generous breasts. And those unusually blue eyes frosted over at the sight of him.

“Alex, I believe you know Madison Evans.”

Blindsided — and his half brother knew it — Alex strode up to her. He inhaled her familiar fruity scent, which only served as a reminder of the hot times he’d spent breathing her in as his cock moved inside her body. Her effect on him was potent, and even the most common expressions failed him.

“Alex,” she said, her cool tone bringing his head out of the desire-filled fog he’d found himself in.

“Hey, Angel,” he said, using the endearment he’d started calling her during their brief time together. Another sign he’d had it bad, whether he’d wanted to admit it or not.

Her head whipped up, her eyes narrowing and settling on Ian. “This won’t work.” She turned to go.

Alex still had excellent reflexes, and he grabbed her arm before she could stride past him.

She glared.

He didn’t look away, determined to win this battle of wills. This potential job, which had interested him on an intellectual and emotional level initially, suddenly felt even more important, and she was the reason.

“We need to talk,” he insisted.

“I have nothing to say.”

“Ian’s proposition said otherwise.”

Madison looked over his shoulder in search of Ian and frowned. “Well, the traitor is gone. No big surprise there.”

Smart man, Alex thought. “If I let you go, will you stay long enough to discuss this position Ian and Riley want me to take?”

She let out a frustrated puff of air.

He took that as a yes and released her.

“Us working together is not a good idea, and somewhere in that thick head of yours, you know that.”

“Because we slept together? More than a couple of times?”

She set her jaw. “That was a mistake.”

Ouch. That hurt, he thought, and filed away the why to deal with later. “I want to know more about this training program and what my role in it would be.”

“Why? You can’t possibly be interested.”

“It sounds more like you don’t want me to be interested.”

She rolled her shoulders back even farther, stiffening her posture. “You’re right. I don’t. This is a serious project that could help a lot of people and have far-reaching positive repercussions for years to come. I need a partner willing to go all in. And let’s face it, I’ve seen your staying power. It’s nonexistent.”


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About the Author


New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips has written over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels that today’s readers identify with and enjoy. After a successful 15 year career with various New York publishing houses, Carly is making the leap to Indie author, with the goal of giving her readers more books at a faster pace at a better price. Her Serendipity books will still finish up in January/February 2014 via Berkley as planned. Carly lives in Purchase, NY with her family, two nearly adult daughters and two crazy dogs who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. She’s a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom. In addition, she’s a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers. You can find all information about Carly at her website and other social media sites …

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