Saturday, May 30, 2015

Burn (Brothers of Ink and Steel) by Allie Juliette Mousseau Blog Tour

Title: BURN

Series: Brothers of Ink and Steel

Author: Allie Juliette Mousseau

Genre: New Adult/Sports Romance

Release Date: May 26, 2015

Liam Knight, a sexy panty-melting, hard-bodied streetfighter and renowned tattoo artist, is rising up the ranks of the UFC Middleweight Division, but he’s about to get knocked out by his past.

Quinn Kelley is a semester away from becoming a college graduate when her mother’s death sends her spiraling, forcing her to go back to her hometown and a past she can’t outrun.

Nearly a decade ago, Liam and Quinn fell in love while surviving on the city streets together, but they were torn apart by one irreversible night. Now each has moved forward without the other, but like a tattoo on the heart, absolute love creates a lasting burn.

Quinn has kept a tight rein on her emotions, but with the passing of her mother, the foundation she’s built begins to crack. Will seeing Liam again crumble her fortress to the ground, uncovering the flame that still burns? Or will it extinguish the fire forever?

Liam’s tough exterior and resentful demeanor hides more than a wounded heart. He’s tormented by guilt over what happened to Quinn—and the secret he kept, even from her. But revealing his secrets would require unearthing the all-consuming monster he keeps caged in the darkest part of his soul, the one that threatens to devour him.

When they’re given a second chance, will they let go of their fear and pride and let the flame between them become one?

Or will the heat burn them both?

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One more hour before Josh shows up.

Maybe he’ll get distracted with Sophie and Charlie—his beautiful new family. Then he can call and apologize for missing it, and I can say, Better luck next time.

Damn I hope that happens.

I shade with snow-white opaque, platinum and charcoal and finish off the edges.

I’m actually thankful to Quinn for walking in on me this morning—I could’ve fucked up my hands bad and would’ve had to cancel this session—and doing this is the best therapy I could give myself.

“I think you’re done, man. Why don’t you go take a look?” I tell him.

He slides off the chair and goes up close to the full mirrored wall. “Holy Fuck! It’s incredible!”

“Happy you like it.” I smile and begin cleaning my area.

“Man, it’s a fucking masterpiece.”


“Aren’t you afraid if you continue fighting in the MMA, you could hurt your hand so bad you wouldn’t be able to tat anymore?” he asks.

Wow! That statement hits too close to home.

“I don’t mean nothing by it—you’re a hell of a fighter—could become a world titleholder,” he continues. “But you’ve got an amazing talent right here.”

“Thanks.” It’s just another subject and another question I don’t have an answer for.

After he leaves and my station is all cleaned up, I walk out into the waiting room.

“He was a happy customer,” Adrienne chirps.

Adrienne has been working for me since I opened the place. She and her longtime girlfriend live in the apartment above the shop. They’re great people.

“Josh just called. He’s on his way,” she says.

“Great,” I mutter and then look around at what I’ve built: black walls with red trim and black and red checkered flooring with a Persian area rug welcoming clients to sit on the black leather sofas. My artwork hangs on the walls … they’re good, but these pieces aren’t parts of my soul. Those are colors I’ve only ever let one person see. After her, I pulled the dark shades down over those windows.

“Want to talk about it?” Ade shakes me from my daze.

“No thanks. I definitely do not want to talk about it.”

“Are you going to talk to her about it?”

When I look over at her, she has her arms folded across her chest defiantly. Her spaghetti strapped dress shows off her colorful, flowered arm sleeves.

“You’re going to get on my case too?” I accuse.

“Well, you know there are no secrets here.” When she tilts her head to challenge me, the light reflects off her silver chin post. “I think fate is giving you a lucky draw from the deck, and you need to play your cards right. You’ve been pining after her for as long as I’ve known you.”

“Ade—” I begin.

“I’m not finished speaking. This is do or die, Jack—where you find out if she still has a thing for you or not. Maybe then you can get on or move on.”

“Jesus Christ, I hate all of this free advice!” I sweep my fingers through my hair.

“Free advice just means you have a family that cares about you,” she quips.

At that moment, the buzzer rings, announcing someone has opened the door behind me.


“Welcome to The House of Ink and Steel,” Josh announces.

“Hi there!” Adrienne coos with the biggest smile. “You must be Quinn. I’m so excited to meet you.”

“Thanks.” She sounds unsure and distrustful.

“This is Adrienne, she’s been working here for forever,” Josh says.

“Oh yeah! Since Liam opened the place.”

“It’s impressive, Liam.”

When Quinn says my name, I feel as if I could melt.

“Would you like the tour?” Josh asks her when I don’t answer fast enough.

“I’d love it,” Quinn says. “You know, I’ve watched you on Ink Master.”

She’s still talking to me.

“Really? You watch that show?” I finally turn to face her.

“Well, only when you’ve been a guest judge. Guess I’m partial to your work as an artist.” She bites her lip and her gaze drops to the floor.

It’s her shy look. Her I-want-to-hide look.

“Come on, I’ll show you the alcoves.” Josh takes her arm in his. “Talon and Ryder do quite a lot more work around here than he does.”

As he leads her through the place Adrienne comes close and whispers in my ear, “It’s going to be alright, Liam. The universe has a way of working things through when it’s the right time.”

“At least one of us believes that.”

“Don’t be so cynical,” she scolds. “You just got handed a second chance.”

Before I can shoot her a dirty look, Josh and Quinn come back through the lobby. “Let’s get some lunch,” Josh says. “I’m famished.”

I give Adrienne a kiss on her cheek. Even though she’s just frustrated the living hell out of me, I know she cares.

We step out into the parking lot.

“I like the family SUV look you’ve got going on here,” I razz Josh, who used to drive a sleek Gillette Vertigo around. He still has it, but now he also owns a souped-up (with all the safety features) Chevy Tahoe. It has a pink flowered car seat in the back, which I’m sitting next to, along with the toys I had to push over to make room for my ass. A purple sippy cup sits in the drink holder next to Josh.

“Wouldn’t have it any other way,” he admits with a shit-eating grin.

“I’d love to meet your family.” Quinn smiles over at him from the passenger seat.

“I can make that happen,” he tells her.

Soon, though, Josh drives the scenic route around Lake Calhoun.

“Look!” He indicates the colorful snow kites gliding over the frozen lake. Before anyone protests, he pulls into the recreation area’s parking lot.

“It’s been a long time since I’ve seen those,” Quinn says. “It looks like a kaleidoscope.”

“Good thing we’re all dressed warmly. Let’s get a closer look.” Josh turns off the engine. “I could use the fresh air too.”

This is turning into more than lunch. Before I lose my cool, I try to get back into the state of mind I had when I was tatting the guy’s arm.

“Sounds good,” Quinn says, and that solidifies it.

We all walk out to the lake’s edge. There’s so much going on here, even in the middle of February, and it reminds me why I love this city. Vendors are serving hot cocoa and warm, freshly baked pretzels; kids are running around in full snow gear, and of course, there are the snow kites. A snow kite looks a lot like a windsurfer, only it’s built to stand and sail on ice. The colors remind me of a hot air balloon festival, when hundreds take to the skies.

“There must be close to fifty of them,” I say.

“Have you ever tried it?” Quinn asks, and I realize she’s talking directly to me.

“No. I’d fall flat on my ass.” I smile.

“Yeah, and break it, then I’d be the one carrying you home.” Josh laughs.

“Asshole.” I shove him lightly. “You know, Connor’s into it. Has his own kite and everything. He’s good at it.”

 Josh asks Quinn, “So, where are you living these days?”

“Georgia. I’ve been there the past few years.”

“Do you like it?” he prods.

“It’s hot and humid in the summertime, but the winters aren’t so bad.” She shrugs. “I sort of like the storms that blow through.”

She didn’t really answer his question.

“It’s really cool you two became such close friends.” She stares off dreamily at the kites.

“Yeah, I put up with him,” Josh quips and shoves my shoulder. “You two entertain each other for a second, I need to use the loo.”

I’m going to kill the fucker. I have no idea what to say! And obviously neither does she, as we both just stand there, painfully uncomfortable.

“Adrienne seems sweet,” Quinn finally says.

“Yeah, she’s cool.”

“How long have the two of you known each other?”

“Since I opened shop six years ago.” I watch a novice kiter fall on his ass. I know how you feel, buddy, I think.

“Six years is a long time,” she says.

“I guess.” I just shrug my shoulders. I’m now plotting the ways I’m going to kill Josh. “You never did finish telling Josh if you liked living in Georgia.”

“The people are really nice. I love the southern hospitality and big smiles. The people make you feel really welcome.” She continues, “I’ve made some great friends.”

“But?” I say, while I crane my neck towards the bathrooms.

“But …?”

“It’s an easy question, do you like living in Georgia?” It comes out more rough-edged than I intend it to.

“Yes, I do,” she snaps back at me.

Perfect, I’ve made her angry.

Trying to save this conversation, which is already a train wreck, I try, “I’d miss the winter too much, I think, to live down south.”

“I miss the winter, the smell in the air and the prickly feel of the cold on your face,” she says, then slowly states. “I’ve been thinking for a while now about … maybe … moving back up into this area.”

It’s a big city, but not big enough. “Would your boyfriend go for that?” FUCK! Way to be subtle. And I don’t even want her to answer that! “You know, Josh is taking a long fucking time. I’m going to walk by the bathroom and see what’s taking him so long.”

I walk away fast, hoping she’ll forget that I asked her anything. Now I’m getting pissed off because I’m acting like a fucking teenager!

“Wait, I’ll go with you,” she says, catching up.

Without paying her much mind, I throw open the door of the men’s bathroom and walk inside, calling Josh’s name. When I get no answer, I come back out.

“Did you see him?” I ask.

“No.” She looks at me like I’m nuts. “Maybe he had to go to the car to get something.”

We walk together out into the parking lot, until we’re standing in the empty space Josh’s SUV had been parked in.

“Okay … that’s weird. You know, I’ll just call him.” She fumbles through her coat pockets. “He may have gotten a call from … Sophie … my phone isn’t here. Oh, shit! I just remembered, Josh asked if he could borrow my cell phone when his battery died. He must not have given it back to me.”

“I’ve got mine.” I feel my jacket’s inner lining and find only a piece of paper.

Sorry, Liam. Josh made me do itAdrienne

I close my eyes as the reality of what Josh just pulled off becomes completely clear.

“That asshole!” I look around the lot, hoping it isn’t what I think.

“What is it?”

“He drove us out here, left us on purpose, and stranded us further by confiscating our fucking phones!” I’m fuming.

How the fuck could he do that to me? What the fuck would make him think this was a good idea?

I hear a soft giggle beside me. I peer over to see Quinn trying to stifle her laughter behind her mitten-covered hand.

“It isn’t funny!” I state. “It’s a five mile hike back to my place.”

That doesn’t stop her. Her response grows from a giggle to an all-out laughing fit.

“He didn’t even fucking feed us!” I growl.

But her eyes still sparkle when she laughs, and it sounds so good and beautiful I can’t help but get sucked into it.

“You think it’s funny?” I reluctantly smile at her.

She nods with tears in her eyes.

I have to hand it to him, this is definitely one way to force us together.

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Allie Juliette Mousseau is a USA Today Bestselling author.

She can always be found writing, playing in puddles with her children, hiking with her husband, or adventuring somewhere in the world. Her favorite place to write on warm days is outdoors, but when the weather gets too cold, she'll be inside at her desk inspired by the mountain view from her home office in Montana where she lives with her loving husband, children, and golden retriever. She loves to travel and lived for three years in her RV with her family while visiting the national parks and forests of the U.S. and a couple Canadian provinces. She is excited to add all of Canada and Alaska in the near future!
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Friday, May 29, 2015

Blog Tour The Seduction Factor Series by Scarlett Avery




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This is the ultimate weekend hook-up for Ciara Herrera when a business trip to Toronto, Canada turns into a raunchy weekend of sexual debauchery with Nikolaj von Henningsen—the dirty-talking blue-eyed billionaire with a sexy British accent.

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This fast-paced kinky alpha male billionaire romance series and tumultuous coming of age novel contains themes of domination and submission sure to leave you VERY hot & bothered.
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Love is for pussies—I learned that the hard way.
I like my relationships uncomplicated—make me come and I’ll return the favor.

I don’t need to be your girlfriend—I don’t have time for that.

I follow a very specific set of rules when it comes to men and it’s worked well for me until I met Nikolaj—the tall, dangerously hot, witty, blue-eyed billionaire with a sexy British accent and a bad boy attitude that leaves me panting.

Without warning, the panty-dropping, dirty-talking masterful seducer broke every single one of my dating rules in one weekend of carnal debauchery.

The man is delicious in every sense of the word. If I don’t get away right now, I may not be able to hold it together.

Can I trust a man enough to allow him to dominate me?

I’m Ciara Herrera, but you might know me as Sofia Herrera’s little sister. This is my story.
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This fast-paced kinky alpha male billionaire romance series picks up where the last book ended. The only difference maybe that the themes of domination and submission are sure to leave you EVEN MORE hot & bothered.

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Ciara returns to New York and she's trying her darnedest to put her naughty wanton sex-filled weekend in Toronto behind her by immersing herself back into her safe routine.

Unfortunately for her, the dirty-talking sex of God isn't willing to go out quietly.

Desperate for some advice, she reaches out to her best friend, Harley. After an evening of heart-to-heart chat and a few too many drinks, Ciara wakes up to a brutal reality––Nikolaj has gotten under her skin.

The drop-dead gorgeous billionaire masterminds a clever way to capture her attention and melt her heart.

Unable to withstand the distance between them, Nicolaj offers to fly Ciara to Japan to be with him for a few days.

Alas, while she was in Toronto, Ciara got a surprise visit from a VERY wealthy Spaniards, by the name of Mr. Echev. The tall and debonair Barcelonan is eager to hire her services at what ever cost. The man means business and he insists on whisking Ciara to Barcelona for her to evaluate firsthand how she might be able to put her talent at work.

With Nicolaj in the Far East and Ciara in Spain, will the fifteen-hour distance threaten their hot and steamy affair?
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This fast-paced kinky alpha male billionaire romance series and tumultuous coming of age novel takes a surprising turn just when you least expect it. The men in Ciara Herrera’s life collide in The Seduction Factor Book 3––Broken. With emotions running high, will Ciara and Nikolaj’s relationship flourish or crumble?

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Ciara’s world is turned upside down during a meeting with a potential client in Barcelona.
A sexy and VERY wealthy Spaniard, by the name of Dr. Diego Echevarria shakes her peaceful existence to the core with his unimaginable revelations.

Ciara falls into a spiral of self-doubt reevaluating her entire life.

Dr. Echevarria desperately tries to get in touch with Ciara to smooth things out, but she refuses to listen to his preposterous claims.

But when Ciara’s mom flies to Barcelona to be by the Spaniard’s side, Ciara realizes she needs to get to the bottom of things.

Who is this man and could there be a real connection her mother, Julia Herrera, has hidden from Ciara since birth.

Can this mystery man shed some light as to why Ciara has always felt so different from her father Emilio?

The men in Ciara’s life collide and there’s nothing she can do about it.

With emotions running high, will Ciara and Nikolaj’s relationship flourish or crumble under the weight of these shocking revelations?
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Just when you thought the naughty adventure in this Alpha Male Billionaire Romance couldn’t get steamier, Scarlett Avery raises the heat level to unbearable heights in The Seduction Factor Book 4—Love Tangle. These Two-Hour Short Reads will leave you panting and they’ll keep you on the edge of your seat & begging for more.

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This fast-paced kinky alpha male billionaire romance series picks up where the last erotic romance novella ends.
In The Seduction Factor Book 4––Love Tangle we find out if Ciara and Nikolaj’s relationship is able to withstand the new changes in Ciara’s life.

Ciara’s business continues to flourish and in book 4 she accepts to take on a new wealthy client who coincidentally puts her face-to-face with her biggest fear.
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This Alpha Male Billionaire Romance Ends With A Bang! Caution: Your e-Reader WILL Melt!

Scarlett Avery delivers an epic ending to a naughty, steamy and down right dirty erotic romance novel. The heat between Ciara and Nikolaj intensifies in The Seduction Factor Book 5—Sinful Desires. This last book in the series takes place in five different cities and promises a number of saucy surprises! This erotic romance short-reads will leave you panting and you won’t be able to catch your breath until the very last page.

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Ciara comes unexpectedly face-to-face with her biggest fear. How will she handle this surprise? Can she move on or will this sudden encounter force her to reconsider everything.

Can she handle this dramatic curveball on her own and how will it impact her relationship with Nikolaj?

Nikolaj is the kind of sexy Alpha male who doesn’t take no for an answer. He’s willing to do unpredictable, unexpected and impulsive things to win Ciara’s heart.

Will he succeed?

In The Seduction Factor Book 5—Sinful Desires we find out how love can make people do the craziest things!

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