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Release Blitz and Review: Hard Ever After by Laura Kaye

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We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Release Week Blitz for Laura Kaye’s HARD EVER AFTER, a novella in Laura’s New York Times and USA Today bestselling Hard Ink Series releasing February 2, 2016! Grab your copy of this amazing book in the Hard Ink Series today!



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You Are Invited…

To the Wedding of the Year


About Hard Ever After:

Justice served. Honor restored. Team reunited.

After a long battle to discover the truth, the men and women of Hard Ink have a lot to celebrate, especially the wedding of two of their own—Nick Rixey and Becca Merritt, whose hard-fought love deserves a happy ending.

As Nick and the team shift from crisis mode to building their new security consulting firm, Becca heads back to work at the ER. But amid the everyday chaos of demanding jobs and their upcoming nuptials, an old menace they thought long gone reemerges, threatening the peace they’ve only just found.

Now, for one last time, Nick and Becca must fight for their always and forever, because they know that when true love overcomes all the odds it lasts hard ever after.


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Nick pulled her bra strap off to the side. “Ready?”


“Very,” Becca said, butterflies doing a small loop in her belly.


The tattoo machine came to life on a low buzz. “Just relax and let me know if you need a break, okay?” he said, dipping the tip into a little plastic cup of black ink.


“Okay.” His gloved hands fell against her skin, and then the needles. Almost a scratching feeling, it didn’t hurt nearly as bad as she thought it would. And just like when he’d drawn on her with skin markers, she was already dying to see what it looked like.


“How you doing?” he asked in a voice full of concentration she found utterly sexy. Just the thought that he was permanently altering her skin—just like he’d permanently altered her heart, her life, her very soul—sent a hot thrill through her blood.


“I’m good,” she said, relaxing into the sensation of the bite moving across her skin. “Is it weird that I kinda like how it feels?”


He didn’t answer right away as the needle moved in a long line. He pulled the machine away and wiped at her shoulder. “Not weird at all,” he said, his voice a little gravelly. “Some people like the sensation and even find getting tattoos addictive.”


“I can see that,” she said. He worked without talking for a stretch, and the combination of the quiet intensity radiating off of him, the driving rock beat, and the buzz of the machine was heady and intoxicating. She found herself breathing a little faster and wanting so much more of him to be touching so much more of her. If she thought he was sexy putting ink on someone else, it was nothing compared to how she felt when he was doing it to her.


“What are you thinking about so hard?” Nick asked, his breath caressing her bare shoulder.


“Really want to know?” she asked, already smiling at what his reaction might be.


“Always,” he said, wiping at her skin. He dipped the machine in the ink and leaned in again.


“How turned on this is making me.” She really wanted to turn to see his expression but knew she wasn’t supposed to move.


He pulled the machine away again. “Jesus, Becca. You’re killing me here.”


She grinned. “I asked if you really wanted to know.”


Nick chuffed out a laugh. “Yeah, well, I’ve never had a fucking hard-on the entire time I’ve done a tattoo before, so you’re not the only one.”


Becca unleashed a small moan. “Now you’ve got me thinking about your cock, Nick.” She couldn’t help the hint of a whine in her voice.


“You’ll never convince me that that’s a bad thing, Sunshine.”




4.5 Stars


Live hard, Love harder.
Moving forward from the darkness that has lingered around them for months, Nick and Becca begin to start their forever.  As life returns to normal a black cloud of the past lingers in the present.  Laura Kaye treats her readers with a suspenseful and passion filled ending to the Hard Ink Series. Becca and Nick started the Hard Ink journey, and it more than fitting we get to see their big day.  Intense passion and hair raising mystery grace the pages as readers see why one fights so hard for love.

A huge thank you to Laura Kaye for giving readers a group of broken Heros and made us fall in love over again with each book. An excellent ending to a amazing hot, heartfelt and hopeful series.


Author PhotoAbout Laura Kaye:

Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense, including the Hard Ink and upcoming Raven Riders series. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.




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ARC Review: Protecting the Future by Susan Stoker

futrueProtecting the Future

Susan Stoker

SEAL of Protection Series, Book 8

Kindle Edition, 317 pages
Published January 12th 2016
Wolf and his fellow SEAL team members have saved many lives, and been in even more harrowing situations, but their latest mission might prove the most difficult of all. Charged with rescuing American soldier, Sergeant Penelope Turner, from the clutches of ISIS, the men infiltrate the refugee camp where she’s believed to be held. The conditions are horrific, the search nearly impossible, but Penelope herself could prove the key to their success…if the SEALs can interpret her clues.

An unforgiving desert, perilous mountain terrain, a rising body count and insurgents on the hunt…all of this and more stands between the SEALs completing their mission and returning home to their women, left to bravely deal with fears of their own stateside.

Sometimes a mission is more than one team can handle. With a little help from newfound friends, the SEALS won’t stop until they’ve won the day. Failure is not an option.

** Protecting the Future is the 8th and final book in the Seal of Protection Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings.

4.5 Stars

Susan Stoker overwhelms readers in the best  way with the conclusion to her Seal Of Protection Series, Protecting the Future.
This was a book you didn’t just read, you felt it. Passion, joy, worry, friendship, faith and hope grip your heart as you hold your breath with the turn of the page.  As the Seal Team heads out for their lasted mission Ms. Stoker reminds readers of why all the men fight for what they do and women who stand beside them.
An overwhelming good book. Drama, passion and danger keep the story moving. While love, anticipation and family give the reader all things we love in a romance.  Ms. Stoker’s intricately written words take the reader into the story.  Making it more of an experience than a read.
A copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review.