Review of Skating On Thin Ice by Jami Davenport

Enter to Win
$20 Amazon Gift Card, Swag Pack &
Winner’s Choice Backlist Romance

Jami Davenport presents Game on in Seattle, a new series featuring Seattle sports teams, hot men, and strong women.

He trusts his gut, she trusts her numbers, and neither trusts the other, as a billionaire’s mission to bring hockey to Seattle clashes with his passion for the woman who holds his heart.

Ethan Parker, a billionaire determined to bring a professional hockey to Seattle, will stop at nothing to realize his dream. After signing an agreement to purchase another city’s team, Ethan is anxious to make the move to Seattle, but a gag order by the League forces him to keep the sale a secret until the season ends, leaving him no choice but to go undercover as a consultant to study his team during the playoffs.

Lauren Schneider, Assistant Director of Player Personnel for the Giants hockey team, gets no respect from the team’s testosterone-loaded staff. When Ethan bursts onto the scene, full of charm and genuinely interested in her opinions, she shares the team’s weaknesses and discovers a weakness of her own–for Ethan. But when his true identity is revealed, and he starts cleaning house based on her unwitting input, his betrayal cuts deeply on both a professional and personal level. Bound by an employment contract, Lauren reluctantly moves to Seattle to work for the newly christened Seattle Sockeyes and her sexy, infuriating boss.

Lauren and Ethan must come to terms with their passions–for the team, for hockey, and for each other. Will their situation build a frozen wall between them, or will their love burn hot enough to melt the ice shielding their hearts?



My Review

I am a fan of hockey romance. I do not play or watch hockey but for some reason I enjoy reading about it. I saw that this book was coming out and I was excited! I was not disapointed. Have you ever wanted something so bad in your life that you might agree to just about anything? Ethan has always wanted a professional hockey team to come to Seattle and he finally is able to buy one, the catch is a gag order that the league puts him under. So he decides to travel to FL (I find it amusing that FL would have a hockey team!) to meet the team and staff and use the gag order to his advantage. Once there he meets Lauren, who was raised around hockey, and loves everything hockey, not that her father sees that. In this male dominated world she has fought for her position, and Ethan happily finds that not only is she beautiful but she has more knowledge then most about the inner workings of the team. I enjoy seeing a female character that is sucessful in a male dominate job, and I liked Lauren very much.
As time goes on, Lauren and the team find out that they are being moved, which none of them really wanted, and that some big changes are going to happen in the way that the team is run. Ethan wants to build a sucessful team and wants the best so still under the guise of checking out the team he offers her a job. Of course by now they have started building a relationship and as soon as the gag order is lifted they all know that Ethan is not all he said he was.
The team and Lauren are disgruntled but they move, and Lauren and Ethan are eventually able to work around their differences and come together. Not only that but the move sets up the teams characters for some romance of their own! I can’t wait to get more of this series.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

An advocate of happy endings, Jami Davenport writes sexy contemporary and sports romances, including her two new indie endeavors: the Game On in Seattle Series and the Madrona Island Series. Jami lives on a small farm near Puget Sound with her Green Beret-turned-plumber husband, a Newfoundland cross with a tennis ball fetish, a prince disguised as an orange tabby cat, and an opinionated Hanoverian mare. She works in computer support in her day job and juggles too many balls, but she wouldn’t have it any other way.



WEBSITE  |  FACEBOOK  |  TWITTER  |  GOODREADS



Advertisements

Check out the very Hot – Bound In Blue by Jessica Ingro!!

Synopsis

Strong ties aren’t easily broken…

First loves have the ability to fill us with hope and then shatter us when they end. Some people can pick up the pieces and move on. Others simply learn how to exist as a fragment of the person that they used to be.

Shane “Mack” MacAllister is one of the ones simply existing. His wife Ella died at a young age, leaving him alone and broken. Shane knew he’d never be able to give himself to another, believing there was nothing left to give. That is until a young, feisty doctor blazed into his life and made him rethink letting someone into what’s left of his tattered heart.

Dr. Megan Huntley has devoted her life to taking care of others, ever since her twin sister was brutally murdered. She might not have been able to save her sister, but she has made it her mission to help other victims. Long hours in the Emergency Room and volunteer work at the Rape Crisis Center leave little time for relationships. When Megan meets the rugged and handsome Shane MacAllister, she decides to throw caution to the wind and take the police detective for a ride. Too bad she can’t get him out of her head… or her life.

Will Shane and Megan be bound together by true love? Or will past loves and tragedy tear them apart?

Buy Now

itunes link: http://bit.ly/1wKcdbi

Excerpt

Using

the pearls, I pulled her over to the dining room table. My hands on her waist

helped her up on the table where I positioned her on her knees with her back

facing me. The only thing she wore besides the choker was a sexy pair of heels

that I made her put on before we started. The loop of pearls rested in her ass

crack and the heels of the shoes pressed into the curves of her ass. She was

quite simply perfection. I could have stared at her posed like this for hours.

Pulling

on the pearls her head came back, giving me perfect access to her neck. I ran

my tongue along her skin, feeling goose bumps form on the flesh.

“Do

you like being at my mercy?” My voice was low and full of lust. I loved that she

had this effect on me.

“Yes,”

she whispered.

“Touch

yourself, Megan. Rub that clit for me.”

She

immediately obeyed. Her breath hitched when I pinched her nipples hard at the

same time I bit down on the section of skin where her neck and shoulder met.

“Are

you wet?” I continued to roll her nipples between my thumb and forefinger.

“Yes,”

she answered after several long seconds.

“Show

me how wet. Dip your finger inside and then bring it to my lips.”

She

dutifully obeyed, rubbing her slick digit across my bottom lip before I sucked

it into my mouth. Releasing her finger, I instructed her to go back to touching

herself. Grabbing a bottle of lube from my jacket pocket, I poured it down her

ass crack. Her body trembled as my finger teased her puckered hole before

slipping past the ring of muscles. I moved it in and out at a slow pace.

“You’re

beautiful. Do you know that?”

Her

only answer was for her head to fall forward and a ragged breath to leave her

lungs.

“One

day I’m going to fuck you here. You like that idea. I can tell.”

She

nodded, so I picked up the pace and continued talking low to her. “Tell me how

bad you want my cock right now. How bad you want me to fuck you. Make me crazy,

buttercup. Make me want to tear you in two.”

Jennie’s 5+ Star Review!

Oh wow! Where do I even begin? Jessica Ingro has done it again and this is her best one yet! Bound in Blue is book #3 in the Love Square series, however you can read it as a standalone and you will enjoy it just the same. (But trust me when I say the series is amazing as a whole!) It’s a love story filled with just the right amount of emotion, humor, angst and hotness to make it an incredible read.

One of my favorite things about Jessica Ingro’s writing style is her ability to write detailed descriptions that give readers a clear picture in their head of everything that is happening in a given scene. Whether she is describing the characters, their location or what is going on around them, she allows her readers feel like they are there, like they are a part of the story. I have always loved this trait in all her stories and Bound in Blue is no exception. She is equally gifted when it comes to conveying her characters’ emotions. Shane “Mack” MacAllister and Megan Huntley go through a lot in this story; it is truly an emotional roller coaster from beginning to end. From the very first page, I could feel everything they were going through, and it all felt so real. Their story is quite a ride. At times I wanted to scream at both of them. I may have wanted to scream at Jessica Ingro for putting me through it, but it was so worth every second I spent with these characters. They became a part of me.

Another reason I am such a huge Jessica Ingro fan is that she knows how to write HOT scenes, and Bound in Blue has many of them! Mack is a sexy alpha male who enjoys a bit of kink. These were some of the hottest scenes I’ve read in a while; I think Jessica outdid herself this time around. The chemistry between Mack and Megan is just incredible and again, it’s the writing that makes it all come alive.

Bound in Blue is a story not to be missed. While I am a huge fan of Jessica Ingro and have loved every single one of her books to date, I truly believe this is her best work yet. I highly recommend this book and encourage you all to fall in love (and lust) with Mack! Thank you Jessica for bringing this story to life!

Teaser

Excerpt

Standing

at the bar, I flagged down the bartender and ordered two beers. Waiting for my

change, I jumped when warm breath danced against the skin of my neck. “Tell

your friend you’re leaving. I want

you naked and lying on your bed in exactly thirty minutes.” The word friend was

said like it tasted bad.

“And

if I say no?” The words came out breathlessly as my body tingled with

anticipation.

“Punishment.”

A full body shiver worked through me. One word, highly effective.

“I

can’t waste my beer,” I argued.

Mack

positioned his hands on either side of my body and leaned into my back, getting

as close as he could to me. My belly pressed into the bar, and I thought he

might kiss me, but after several seconds he plucked a bottle from in front of

me. “Now you have no excuse.” I jumped when he landed a smack on my butt, and

then I was watching his back saunter away with my beer.

Still

reeling from what just happened, I shook my head and followed him to the

backroom. The whole way I argued with myself over whether or not I was going to

do as he said. On the one hand, I really wanted my fix of him. It was one of

the reasons I had come out tonight. Okay, it was actually the reason. On the other hand, I hadn’t seen John in a really long

time, and I didn’t like the idea of Mack making me leave when he wanted me to.

And the threat of punishment wasn’t so much of a deterrent, but rather

compelled me to want to disobey him.

Mack

was lowering himself in a seat next to Kara when I hit the room. My heart

skipped a beat at how good he looked. His tight white t-shirt stretched across

his chest, and his long legs were clad with worn blue jeans. He leaned back in

the chair and stretched his leg out in front of him, crossing them at the

ankle. He looked casual and laidback, but his eyes were avidly watching me with

an attentiveness that until that point I’d only seen him use in the bedroom. It

was enough to convince me to leave.

“Didn’t

you get yourself one?” John asked when I handed him his beer.

“Nah.

Got called into work. I’m off on Sunday if you want to come over for dinner.

I’ll make sauce.”

His

grin was infectious and I found myself smiling even though my insides were

knotted after my conversation with Mack. “I could never pass up your sauce.

I’ll bring a bottle of wine.” John leaned in and kissed my cheek. “I’m glad I

ran into you. I was afraid after all this time away you just didn’t want to see

me anymore.” Even though his tone was joking, I knew he meant the words. After

our history, I couldn’t blame him for being concerned.

“Never,”

I said with conviction. “I really have to go. I’ll see you Sunday.”

“Sunday.”

I

turned on my heel and pushed through the crowd towards the exit. Looking over

my shoulder, my eyes met Mack’s and I swear I felt his gaze straight down to my toes.

MeetTheAuthor

Jessica is the author of the Love Square & Concierge series. She grew up in Central New York, where she spends her days as a Security Analyst at an IT consulting company. In her free time, she enjoys reading books and developing ideas for her own stories. Writing is her secret passion that she’s been fostering since elementary school, when she wrote her first book about a puppy. It has always been a dream of hers to be able to share her stories with the world.

Jessica currently lives in New York with her husband and three dogs.


Hot New Release! Forever & More by Tabetha Thompson

release banner

Title: Forever & More (#2 in the Friend Zone Series)

Author: Tabetha Thompson

Release Date: September 29

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Hosted by Author Liaisons

Add to Goodreads

 

tabby cover

♦Synopsis♦

It’s a time for new beginnings, a time for change, but things don’t always go as planned. How do you pick up the pieces of your heart and move on when you can’t find them all? Chloe recovers from her physical injuries, but does that mean she’s healed? How much longer can Skye sit back and watch the only woman he loves slowly kill herself? Lines are crossed and souls are shattered, but when you have faith in those you love, nothing is completely lost. Happily ever after’s come to those who work for it. It’s not something that is handed out freely. For it to be worth something, you have to earn it.

 

release teaser 3

 

♦About the Author♦

tabby pic

About me? Huh well what can I say. I’m a twenty-nine-year-old stay at home mother of two beautiful girls and I have the opportunity to share my stories with you… My children are amazing. There isn’t a day that goes by that they don’t challenge my husband and I or make us laugh and feel loved. Growing up the way I did, I never wanted kids, but they’re here and I wouldn’t trade them for anything in the world for. God has truly blessed my family and me. My husband Bill is the levelheaded one; he’s always so calm and logical, whereas I’m the loud-mouthed spaz that doesn’t know when to shut up. He was my saving grace in a time when I really needed one. I honestly believe he is my gift from God. He’s everything I’ve ever wanted: smart, kind, loving, PATIENT, (lord knows he needs it living with me) and so very supportive! I’m a firm believer in going through life’s tragedies and blessings so that you can become the person you were meant to be. Writing has always been a hidden passion of mine and I am so thankful that I finally have the opportunity to share my stories with you.

 

♦Social Media Links♦

FaceBook TwitterWebsiteInstagramGoodreads

Purchase More Than Friends (Friend Zone Book 1)

more than friends cover

Amazon USAmazon UK

Author liaisons promo pic

Cover reveal! Heart On Fire by Brandy L. Rivers

COVER REVEAL IN

3

2

1

.

.

.
HEART ON FIRE

Author: Brandy L Rivers

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Standalone novel
~ SYNOPSIS ~

One night to be someone else.
Mila Day had plans. When her lover demands she give up her dreams to be a trophy wife, she leaves. Wanting to forget the wasted years, she ends up at a party in the next state, craving one wild night of abandon. It was exactly what she wanted.
No strings.
No names.
But it’s not exactly what she gets. Six years later, she’s a happy high school teacher with a beautiful daughter she will always Cherish.
No regrets.
Kyle Blake is a fireman who has been burned. He’s happy alone until he hears joyous laughter next door. He finds it hard to resist Mila, and her little girl, who steal his heart.
When pieces of her past surface, she’ll question everything.
Can they survive the truth?
~ PRE-ORDER ~ 
On #Sale for $2.99 until Oct. 24th!
~ RELEASE DATE ~
October 20th!!!


~ TEASERS ~


~ ABOUT THE AUTHOR ~
Brandy L Rivers
I’ve always loved books, especially about monsters and magic, so I started writing. I’m working on a prequel and the next few books in the Others of Edenton series, and I have a head full of stories to share.
I’m a stay at home mother with a wonderful husband who lets me write and write to my hearts content.
Social media links:







Cover: Forever and More by Tabetha Thompson

Get ready for the awesome conclusion of More Than Friends. I have had a chance a time or two to take a peak at the authors thoughts as she wrote this book and man is it going to be good! This is definitely on my must read list for 2014, add it to yours as well!!
If you haven’t read More Than Friends I highly suggest you pick it up, it’s a great book!

tabby cover

Title: Forever & More (book 2 in the Friend Zone Series)

Author: Tabetha Thompson

Release Date: September 29

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Hosted by Author Liaisons

Add to Goodreads

♦Synopsis♦

It’s a time for new beginnings, a time for change, but things don’t always go as planned. How do you pick up the pieces of your heart and move on when you can’t find them all? Chloe recovers from her physical injuries, but does that mean she’s healed? How much longer can Skye sit back and watch the only woman he loves slowly kill herself? Lines are crossed and souls are shattered, but when you have faith in those you love, nothing is completely lost. Happily ever after’s come to those who work for it. It’s not something that is handed out freely. For it to be worth something, you have to earn it.

tabby teaser4

 

tabby teaser2

♦About the Author♦

tabby pic

About me? Huh well what can I say. I’m a twenty-nine-year-old stay at home mother of two beautiful girls and I have the opportunity to share my stories with you…

My children are amazing. There isn’t a day that goes by that they don’t challenge my husband and I or make us laugh and feel loved. Growing up the way I did, I never wanted kids, but they’re here and I wouldn’t trade them for anything in the world for. God has truly blessed my family and me.

My husband Bill is the levelheaded one; he’s always so calm and logical, whereas I’m the loud-mouthed spaz that doesn’t know when to shut up. He was my saving grace in a time when I really needed one. I honestly believe he is my gift from God. He’s everything I’ve ever wanted: smart, kind, loving, PATIENT, (lord knows he needs it living with me) and so very supportive!

I’m a firm believer in going through life’s tragedies and blessings so that you can become the person you were meant to be. Writing has always been a hidden passion of mine and I am so thankful that I finally have the opportunity to share my stories with you.

 

♦Social Media Links♦

FaceBook TwitterWebsiteInstagramGoodreads

Purchase More Than Friends (Friend Zone Book 1)

more than friends cover

Amazon USAmazon UK

Author liaisons promo pic

Hot new author Anne Jolin’s cover reveal Book 3!!

Have you read any books from Anne Jolin yet? She is an awesome new NA author. Today on the blog we have her cover reveal for her third book Breaking Bennett! I personally love this cover!!

COVER REVEAL

3

2

1

.

.

.

BREAKING BENNETT

Author: Anne Jolin

Genre: Romance/Erotica

Series: Rock Falls Series, Book 3

~ SYNOPSIS ~

Beth Rhodes has always had a game plan. Go to college. Get the perfect job. Get the perfect guy. Get the happily ever after she’s always wanted. It is just her luck that everything falls into its precise place in her life. At least it seems that way until her blueprints go up in smoke. She loses the job she loves and her price charming is turning out to be the villain of her fairytale instead. With failures and mistakes piling up on her doorstep, she knows something has to give—or she could very well end up paying for those mistakes with her life.

Braxton Bennett is lethal, both in the courtroom and in the ring. Two sides of him constantly wage war against one another, and to keep the internal bloodshed at bay, he allows himself to indulge in his violent vice. Suit by day and brawler by night aren’t easy dual lives to manage for a man of his status. The only way to do so is by following a strict set of rules—rules he won’t break for anyone. But what if he already has?

On a summer night in the depths of the city, a chance encounter will turn both of their perfectly constructed worlds upside down.

Will they battle together against all odds to break Bennett’s rules? Or will Rhodes tap out to save herself before the fight is over?


~ COVER INFORMATION ~
Design: 
Melissa Gill – MB Book Covers

Photographer: 
Rodney DeShawn Logan 

Model:
Steve Gehrke 

~ ABOUT THE AUTHOR ~ 
Anne Jolin
I’m twenty four years old. I was born and raised in Ladner, a small farm town just outside of Vancouver, Canada. I grew up riding horses, shooting guns and riding in trucks. I’ve been married to my handsome redneck husband for a year and we are parents to our chocolate fur baby, Bear. No kiddo’s yet! I am completely and utterly obsessed with country music, you will constantly find me stalking iTunes. If you don’t find me on iTunes, you’ll find me on Netflix because I am a self proclaimed movie junkie. Yes, that means that I quote them constantly in daily conversation and my characters do too! You couldn’t keep me away from a good action movie if you tried. I’m also a planning nut. I love to plan parties, events, trips – you name it! I don’t know if that’s considered a real hobby, but it is for me. 
We were fortunate enough to travel a lot as a family growing up, and I think that helped spark my love of reading. I’m half Viking, my mom is Danish, and her entire side of the family still lives in Denmark. We’d visit them almost once a year, every year and it’s a nine hour flight. That’s a lot of uninterrupted time to read (or in my parent’s case, entertain four children – Yikes!). Somewhere along the way my love of reading, became a love of writing. I wrote short stories when I was younger, and although I majored in Business Management at college, I took as many English electives I could get my hands on. 
During the day I work at my family construction company wearing a variety of different hats and at night, I write! I had never thought about writing books before, but after a few suggestions that I should try, I decided to give it a go. I loved it instantly! Having always been a creative person, it felt amazing to harness all that energy and use it to tell a story. Now, quite frankly it’s all I can think about, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m grateful to have developed my love of reading into a passion for writing. You’ll be seeing many more books from me in the future!
Xo.
Social media links:
TOUR HOST:
HEA BOOK TOURS, PR & MORE:

Check It Out!! Release: Love Grows in Alaska by Michelle Lynn

Check out this new release Love Grows in Alaska by Michelle Lynn. I am excited for this one and #OneClicked!!


RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 15th

SYNOPSIS:
Love Grows in Alaska by Michelle Lynn 
Being the oldest
Washington Triplet hasn’t been easy for Marisa Washington. Labeled the “good
one” at a young age embedded the burden she strived to build true. She
graduated at the top of her class, never caused her parents trouble, and even
settled down in their hometown of Chicago with her college boyfriend.

Her life was “perfect”, at least in the eyes of others. But when her mom
unexpectedly dies, Marisa’s eyes open for the first time. She leaves her
boyfriend of four years and takes a job in Alaska to gain the freedom and
individuality she’s craved. After all, what would she gain by sticking around
Chicago? She discovered her perfect family isn’t so perfect, and everyone she
cares for left her.

Starting a new life in Anchorage, Alaska, she’s unable to escape her family’s
hold when her dad’s wedding announcement comes a mere six months after her
mother’s death. Attempts to contact her sisters, in order to face this
together, are unsuccessful, leaving her feeling even more alone.

Her family issues have to be pushed aside when her employer sends her and three
others to a team building retreat in King’s Gate. It’s the last thing Marisa
wants to do, until everywhere she turns, she finds…Zach Greer.




PURCHASE LINKS:




EXCERPT:

A hand wraps gently around my
wrist, stopping me from moving forward. “Marisa Washington?” I freeze at the
deep voice I only heard hours ago. Forcing my eyes to look up, my stomach flips
when they find the gorgeous Zach Greer standing in front of me.

“Zach,” I murmur and then I try to
compose myself as much as possible. As my body thaws slightly from the shock of
seeing him again, I feel his fingertips rubbing back and forth along the inside
of my wrist. It’s calming and comforting instead of creepy like it should be.
I’ve met him twice and his touch doesn’t bother me a bit, whereas if Pete’s
hand brushes along mine, I swipe it back like he’s a mosquito.

He smiles down to me and I notice
there’s no sign of surprise in those blue hues. “Why am I the only one
surprised here?” I ask him, tilting my head to the side and a billowing easy
going laugh erupts from his mouth.

“You caught me. I figured I may
run into you,” he admits and my eyes must give away my hesitation that it
hasn’t been a coincidence running into one another again. “I mean King’s Gate
isn’t huge and I fly a lot of the tour customers to their destinations. Not
that I intentionally followed you here … I didn’t know you’d stay here. I mean
I kind—” he adorably rambles. I could become accustomed to a hot guy being
nervous around me.

“It’s okay. I understand,” I
interrupt and nervously twist a strand of my long dark hair around my finger.

“So, you’re staying here?” he
asks, shoving his hands in his pockets and casually leaning against the wall.

“I’m not so sure I should tell
you,” I kid, and that mouth opens up in the most amazing smile with perfectly
white teeth. Tell me this man has a fault.

“I have ways of finding out.” He
winks and my stomach flutters at the thought that he may be attracted to me
like I am to him.

“Hmm … maybe I should make you use
those ways.” I boldly take a step to him. Not sure why this foreign cat and
prey act is coming out of me. I’ve never been one to make a move on a guy, much
less someone as out of my league as Zach Greer. Pushing off the wall, he takes
a step and my pulse quickens.

“Be careful, before you know it,
I’ll be at your hotel door.” He takes a hold of my finger and releases it from
my hair. We are chest-to-chest and my usual guarded self vanished at some point
during this impromptu meeting, because the only thing I want are his lips on
mine. To feel the warmth of his tongue with mine, his hands on my hips, drawing
me closer.

“Maybe I wouldn’t mind,” I softly
say and one side of his lips turn up as our eyes fixate on one another’s. This
current forms from him to me and I boldly wait for him to push this further. My
heart races, wanting him to entice me to do something I’ve never done, to push
me to give in to my impulses that I always deny.

“Today would be nice, Marisa,” Wes
sneers as he passes us going to the bathroom.

“Boyfriend?” Zach asks, not
stepping back from me.

“Co-worker,” I answer, admiring
those blue eyes that haunt me.

“Go to dinner, Marisa. I’ll be at
the bar when you finish so I can buy you a drink.” Then he turns on his heel
and leaves me standing there with my heart racing and a pool of moisture
between my legs. What the hell?
THE WASHINGTON TRIPLETS SERIES


AUTHOR BIO:
Michelle moved around the Midwest most of her life, transferring from school to school before settling down in the outskirts of Chicago ten years ago, where she now resides with her husband and two kids.  She developed a love of reading at a young age, which helped lay the foundation for her passion to write.   With the encouragement of her family, she finally sat down and wrote one of the many stories that have been floating around in her head. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found playing with her kids, talking to her mom on the phone, or hanging out with her family and friends.  But after chasing around twin preschoolers all day, she always cherishes her relaxation time after putting the kids to bed.


SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

Twitter: @michellelynnbks
RELEASE LAUNCH HOSTED BY:

a Rafflecopter giveaway