Sunday, 22 April 2018

Cartel Queen - Chelsea Camaron - Release Tour



Title: Cartel Queen
Series: Almanza Duet #2
Author: Chelsea Camaron
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: April 19, 2018











Hardened.
Persistent.
I refuse to break at the hands of a man.
I am Mari Belle Dominguez. 
Strong woman.
My situation made me his.
He’ll never really have me.
I’ll never let him hurt me again.
That is … until he claims more than my house, my body, and my life.
When Javier Almanza claims my heart, I’m no longer his cartel bitch.
No, I am the queen.

I thought she wasn’t ready for my world. I thought she needed my protection. I am Javier Almanza, kingpin with a woman who didn’t need a single thing from me, but my love.

The hardest fought wars are the biggest lessons learned. She was my lesson in forgiveness.

*You must read Cartel Bitch before Cartel Queen in order for this book to make sense. Thank you and happy reading. This is book two in the Almanza Crime Family Duet and a full-length romance. This is a dark, edge of your seat romantic suspense featuring an antihero so there is a level of violence inside that may not be suitable for some readers. This is not meant to be an actual depiction of life inside a Cartel but rather a work of fiction meant to entertain.
















Chelsea Camaron is a small town Carolina girl with a big imagination. She is a wife and mom chasing her dreams. She writes contemporary romance, erotic suspense, and psychological thrillers. She loves to write blue-collar men who have real problems with a fictional twist. From mechanics to bikers to oil riggers to smokejumpers, bar owners, and beyond, she loves a strong hero who works hard and plays harder.








Friday, 20 April 2018

Chaser - Kylie Scott - Review & Excerpt Tour







 


Given his well-earned bad boy reputation, Eric is having a tough time scoring.. When single Jean moves to town, she seems heaven sent by the sex gods. Only problem is, she not only wants nothing to do with him, but it turns out that she’s pregnant.


Starting over in a small town, Jean is determined to turn her wild lifestyle around and be the kind of mother she always wished she’d had. Since local bar owner and all round hottie, Eric Collins, is now determined to steer clear of her pregnant self, it should be easy. When she goes into labour during a snow storm and her car slides on some ice, it’s Eric who comes to the rescue.


There seems to be a bond between them now, but is it enough? And can Eric give up his manwhore ways to be the man Jean needs?





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I’d been tricked. Betrayed.


After Andre and Jean ate their lunch, we headed outside to deal with her stuff. The cold wind suited my mood to perfection.


Talk about disappointed.


“Don’t lift that, it looks heavy,” I snapped.


Jean blinked. “It’s a pillow.”


“The world’s largest pillow ever. You can’t be too careful.” My gaze roamed over her swollen middle. “You’re . . .”


“Pregnant?” she asked with a voice dripping poison and sugar.


“Are you having trouble with the concept?”


“Absolutely not. I was just going to say huge, that’s all.”


She blew out an exasperated breath. “Thanks, Eric. That makes me feel so much better.”


“I just . . .”


“Don’t bother.” The woman turned back to her sensible, medium-sized SUV and got busy riffling through the contents. I was surprised she’d been able to squeeze into the driver’s seat.


Boxes and stuff took up almost every inch inside the vehicle. Each and every box seemed to have been neatly labeled with the contents.


The woman took her organization seriously. She looked over her shoulder. “You know, I can’t help noticing that Eric-the-smooth-moving-flirt has been suddenly replaced by Eric-the-awkward-jerk.”


“Well, you said you were single.” I folded my arms defensively across my chest.


“I am.”


And then there was an awkward silence.


“Yeah, but . . . I mean, in your condition . . .” I fumbled to a halt.


She turned, face all scrunched up. Like I was the one with the problem.


“Just hop out of the way so I can grab some boxes,” I said, voice gruff.


Still nothing from her. “It’s a second-story walk-up and you have a lot of stuff to get up there. You should be taking it easy.” Hands on hips, I tapped my black leather boot against the sidewalk, waiting her out. “Jean, I’m not trying to insult you. It’s the truth.”


She swore quietly, going back to fussing with the contents in the vehicle. I don’t think any woman has ever given me the silent treatment quite this quickly. Usually I’m good for at least a couple of hours after seeing them naked.


Man, I still couldn’t believe this was happening. God hated me or something. Pregnant women and me were enema. Anathema. Whatever. Now that I’d seen her out in the autumn light, however, she looked younger than I’d first guessed. Despite her tired eyes, her skin was smooth, soft looking. She was likely closer to her early twenties than mid.


“How old are you?” I asked.


“Why do you care?”


I shrugged one shoulder. “Just curious.”


“How old are you?”


“Nearly thirty.”


She sniffed. “I’m twenty-two.”


Young, like I’d thought. She was probably too immature for me, anyway.


“Come on, Jean. Let me get some of the boxes.”


Boyd ambled out of the Dive Bar, turning his head this way and that, looking up and down the street. I raised my hand and he started over in our direction. The big cook would make short work out of moving all this stuff. Behind us, Andre and Nell came out of the tenants’ entrance to the Bird Building. The place was a big brick building about a hundred years old. Just past the door was an entryway with stairs leading up to the second floor, followed by two empty shops, their windows covered in flyers about local events. Concerts and parades and shit. They’d been vacant for a while, unfortunately. Andre’s Guitar Den came next, then Pat’s tattoo parlor Inkaho, and the Dive Bar on the corner.


“Everything’s good to go. Alex and I gave it a cleaning last week just to be sure,” said Nell, smacking a kiss on Jean’s cheek.


“You’ll meet Alex later. She’s probably busy working or something now. She’s sort of a shut-in.”


“You two didn’t have to do that,” said Jean. “Thank you.”


“Anytime.”


Andre leaned against the SUV. “Your furniture got delivered yesterday too, so it’s all good to go.”


“Excellent,” said Jean. “I can’t wait to sleep in a decent bed again. Road trips when you’re seven months’ pregnant kind of suck.”


“I bet.”


“Who’s minding the kitchen?” I asked.


“Lydia will text Boyd if they need something,” said Nell.


“We’re only going to be a few feet away from the place.”


I frowned.


“I own the kitchen, Eric. Not you,” she said. “You’re in charge of the bar, that’s all.”


One of Jean’s eyebrows inched up slightly. So I might have implied that I was the sole owner. Shit happened.


I crossed my arms. “Fine. No need to bite my head off.”


“My best online friend just moved to town. We’ve been texting and skyping for months. She’s been an absolute rock for me through all the nerves of being pregnant again,” said Nell. “Stop messing with my happy.”


And then there was an awkward silence. Great. If only there was some way to get out of helping without looking like a raging asshole. The possibility of anything happening between me and Jean had been buried six feet deep, never to be spoken of again.









 4.5 Stars

Chaser is the third title in the Dive Bar series, and is although it can be read as a standalone, each title interconnects so I would highly recommend reading the previous titles Dirty and Twist. Chaser is a heartwarming and humorous friends to lovers story, that is told from the point of view of the male persona.

In the previous title Twist, Eric appeared as a self-centred, immature, bad-boy, womaniser, and I wondered how I would feel about him when it came to his story, as he wasn't all that endearing. I shouldn't have doubted Kylie Scott's ability to weave and amazing tale. Although Eric is far from perfect, and has a tendency to let his responsibilities slide, he redeems himself beautifully in Chaser.

When Jean a heavily pregnant woman, who also happens to be his neighbor enters his life, it's the catalyst for change. The spark between this pair is instantaneous and undeniable. As much as he fights the attraction he feels, it's a loosing battle. With the aid of Jean and her baby, Eric matures, grows and develops into a thoughtful, kind, caring, compassionate and sweet man! He develops into this endearing character, and we get to see what a wonderful man lies beneath his previously shallow exterior.

Whilst I would have loved to have experienced Jean's point of view, I loved the banter this pair shared. It was witty, fun, flirtatious and humorous full of satire and one liners that will have you laughing out loud.

If you've read Kylie's previous work you will notice cameo appearances from past characters within this title, and the previous couples from the Dive Bar series appear quite frequently within the story line.

I was completely captivated and enthralled by this sweet and fun read, and will be eagerly awaiting more of Kylie Scott's work in the future.





 


Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet. You can learn more about Kylie from http://www.kylie-scott.com/