Release Day Blast: Bolt From the Blue by Tania Sparks

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Date Published: February 27, 2015

Series: Oblivion on Tour #2

Nikki’s the flamboyant rhythm guitarist of the hard rock band Oblivion. He’s a sexy rock star man-whore who’s accustomed to a life of music, partying and a constant stream of girls that are ready, willing and able! Trixie’s a feisty party girl who likes to have fun. She makes the most of her single lifestyle and happy-go-lucky attitude. But she’s also a hard-nosed business women who knows what she wants and goes out and gets it. She lives her life by the motto ‘Work hard. Play hard’. Neither of them ‘do relationships’. But when their frequent hook-ups start to develop into something more they realize that the connection and pull between them is undeniable. The prospect of wanting more than just mind-blowing sex from each other is a total shock to both of them and it hits them like a bolt from the blue. Can they change their partying ways and give in to the irresistible chemistry that sizzles between them? Do they even want to? And will their past catch up with them to prevent them from giving the whole relationship thing a proper try? amazon

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Prologue

A few weeks back…it all started at a bar… Nikki Me and the rest of the Oblivion guys are chillin’ in the garden bar down at Ash’s local. The band’s having a few drinks before we go back to his place for a barbecue tonight. We re-join our tour in a few days, so it’s cool to have a bit of R&R before we hit the road again. I’m sipping on my beer when I see her sauntering through the bar. She weaves between the tables confidently and has an air of assertiveness that makes her seem like she owns the place. Her long blonde hair has the bottom half colored bright pink and it falls seductively over her shoulders and down her back. I can imagine that hair splayed out across my bed. Her clothes are tight and cling to every luscious curve and her black fuck-me stiletto boots would feel so freakin’ good with her legs wrapped around my neck. She’s a vision and I can’t take my eyes off of her. I stand up so I can get a better view as I peer around the crowd of people. I say loud enough for everyone else to hear, and more importantly to stake my claim, “Holy fuck, I call dibs on that.” She’s looking around for someone. I feel like yelling out, “Hey baby, I’m right here!” but god-damn it, she won’t even look my way. She gets closer and my body reacts instantly. My dick stands to attention and adrenaline courses through my body. I prepare to give her my best panty-dropping smile. All I need is for her to glance my way. I notice that every other fucker in the bar is sizing her up too. A sudden wave of possessiveness hits me as my over-excited libido screams, “Mine!” She turns a corner and starts to make her way towards us. Her face lights up in a big smile that emphasizes her perfect pink lips. I smile back and start to raise my hand to wave, but she glances at me, then looks straight past me. What the fuck! Am I losing my magic touch? But then she raises her hand and excitedly waves. Yes score! Hold on a sec, why is Ash’s girl Eve waving too? The sexy lady’s wave must have been intended for Eve, not for me! I quickly drop my hand before I look like a complete and utter dickhead. Holy hell, Eve had told us that her best friend was joining us, but I didn’t expect the sex kitten that has just made an appearance. Hell yeah, fucking awesome! Here she comes. Jesus, she’s even more gorgeous up close than from a distance. My night just got so much better! Once she arrives at our table Eve starts to introduce her to everyone, apparently her name is Trixie. I try to nudge my way to the front, but Eve’s introducing her to everyone else first and is completely ignoring me. What the hell! Let me get to her. Eve’s doing this on purpose I can tell. I’ll have to have a chat to Ash later so he can make sure his girl falls into line. There’s a pecking order here and there’s no way I’m fucking last on the list! The sexy lady winks at me. Fucking winks! Hell yeah, this is gonna be fun. Trixie’s definitely into me. I can tell by the way she keeps glancing back to me with that sassy grin on her face. Her eyes feel like they’re undressing me. I know she’s imagining me naked – bring it on baby! Eve finally gets around to me. “Trixie, this is Nikki, Oblivion’s rhythm guitarist. Nikki this is Trixie, my best friend.” Trixie’s eyes seductively peruse my body. She puts her hands on my shoulders and gives me a lingering kiss on my cheek. Her lips burn into my skin. She purrs, “Nice to meet you Nikki”. Her voice is raspy and sounds like sex. Her words ricochet around in my head as I stare unashamedly at her lips. God, I wonder what she could do with that mouth? I give her the same inspection that she’s just given me. Her body rocks and I can tell she’s a little firecracker. I think I’m in for a wild ride tonight! I suddenly realize I haven’t said anything. I silently scold myself. Speak you douchebag! “Hi” I mumble. Hi? Fucking hi! That’s all I can come up with? I have a million smooth pick-up lines in my repertoire, and all as I can say is fucking hi! It’s okay I can recover from my monumental balls-up. I’m way cooler than this. I sit down on a stool and pat the one next to me, “Have a seat Trixie.” She smiles at me sweetly and walks towards the stool. Then she does something really bizarre. She picks up the stool and moves it down a few spaces and places it next to Cody, our drummer. Fucking Sticks! She’s put the stool so close to him she’s practically sitting on his lap. What the hell! The cocky bastard grins at me and shrugs his shoulders. Okay, so this little minx wants to play games huh? I can work with that. I know she wants me. I can see how her body reacts to mine. It’s only a matter of time sweetheart. Only a matter of time…A minute or two ago… Trixie Hell that boy’s got me heated! I need to get some distance between us because at this point I have an over-whelming urge to throw myself at him. When Eve told me that some of Ash’s band mates were hot, she didn’t tell me that the one she introduced as Nikki was off-the-planet scorching! I spotted him before I even spotted her. I could feel his eyes burning into me and as soon as our gazes crossed I swear I felt a jolt of electricity. He makes my body burn and my thoughts are anything but pure. He has the whole rock star thing down pat and looks like he’s made for doing very naughty things. He must be at least six feet tall, I can tell he’s ripped and has a body to die for. His muscled arms are covered in colorful tattoos and he fills out his sleeveless t-shirt perfectly. He has a piercing through his eyebrow and another one in his lip that I’m just dying to suck on. He has small black gauges in his ears and a cheeky self-assured smirk on his face. His black straight hair is flopping over his eyes that are currently covered by his dark sunglasses. I can see he’s interested in me and I’m definitely interested in him. But I think I might make him work for it, it’s more fun that way. He hasn’t said much. Maybe he’s more of a doer than a talker? and I bet he’s an expert at doing! A cocky grin covers his face. He sits down on a stool and pats the one next to him, “Have a seat Trixie” he rumbles. His voice is deep and I can almost feel the vibration tingle through my body. I smile sweetly at him, no way am I going to make it that easy for him! I wander on over to the stool, pick it up and move it a few spaces down to sit next to one of the other guys, I think Eve said his name is Cody. He’s hot too with his red mohawk and cheeky smile. But he’s not the one I want. I want Nikki, but I’m going to make the rock star work for it. I like being chased and I think I’ll have a bit of fun teasing this one.The look on Nikki’s face is so hilarious I almost laugh out loud. His jaw has hit the ground as he registers with shock that I chose not to sit next to him. He smirks and shakes his head in disbelief. The conversations around the table quickly get underway and everyone is joking and chatting. This group of rock stars are really laid back and fun. Being so famous I thought they might be a bit precious, but they’re easy to talk to and treat me like one of the group. I feel like I fit in really well. Over the next hour we drink and joke around. The whole time I can feel Nikki’s eyes on me. One of the guys encourages his girl to dance with him as they stand on the bench seat and grind against each other. Our whole group starts singing along to the words of the Lily Allen song that’s playing, ‘We just wanna dance the night away, we don’t give a damn what people say, we’ve had enough, so turn it up, tonight we’re taking over …’ Everyone’s oblivious to the fact that no one else in the bar is singing or dancing. I guess these guys make their own fun. The next thing I know Cody’s jumped up onto the top of the table. He grabs my hand and pulls me up to dance. I yelp in shock and giggle as we dance erotically on the table. I look down to Nikki and he has an annoyed scowl on his face. He rubs his chin in thought then lifts his sunglasses to the top of his head. With a smug smirk on his face he jumps up, quickly launches himself onto the table and flicks me around so I’m facing him. He assertively grabs my hands and places them around his neck and grasps me firmly on my hips. He’s smiling at me confidently as he growls into my ear, “No more games Trixie, you’re mine and it’s about time you realized that you and me are inevitable”. Holy crap! I guess my teasing has had the desired effect as he stakes his claim. His eyes are hooded and oh so sexy. It’s then that I notice his irises are the color of chocolate. They had previously been covered by his sunglasses but they’re so intense I can feel them burning into me. My insides melt. He pulls me in close so our bodies are touching all the way from our knees to our shoulders. We move together in time to the music and I feel his hard and very large erection pushing into my stomach as we grind provocatively against each other. It’s only then that I notice that Cody is still dancing behind me. His hands are on my waist and his body is moving close to mine. Although it feels great having two sexy rock gods paying me this much attention, I decide it’s time to let Nikki know I’m definitely interested in him. I look over my shoulder to Cody, raise my hand to my mouth and blow him a good bye kiss. Cody shrugs his shoulders and I quickly turn my attention back to Nikki. We continue to move against each other provocatively, I’m sure we’re putting on quite a show, but this boy is making my body sing. I can’t wait for this night to progress…

About the Author:

TaniaThe first thing you need to know about me is that I genuinely believe in true love and soul mates. I met my wonderful husband when we were still at school. I was sixteen, he was seventeen, we are high school sweethearts. Now more than twenty five years later, we are still very much in love and are happily married with two beautiful children. We live in picturesque New Zealand and I consider ourselves lucky to live in this magnificent part of the world. I do have a full time job, but in my spare minutes I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking and reading. I’m an avid reader and tend to chomp through a large volume of books, mainly in the romance genre. And of course my other major ‘hobby’ is writing steamy rock star erotic romances! I started writing in early 2014. After spending many years writing business documentation, and constantly being inspired by numerous romance novels, I decided to try my hand at fictional writing. After penning my first scene I discovered that I enjoyed it immensely and so resolved to continue with the rest of the story that was swirling in my imagination. That story resulted in my first novel, Heaven Sent. My Oblivion on Tour Series follows the five band members of the hard rock group Oblivion. Each book in the series follows a different band member and their quest for love. Book 1 – Heaven Sent – Ash and Eve’s story Book 2 – Bolt From The Blue – Nikki and Trixie’s story Books 3, 4 & 5 will each tell Cody, Scott and Hansen’s stories. I hope you enjoy reading my books as much as I enjoy writing them.

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***Giveaway***

Four Digital Copies of HEAVEN SENT and Two $5.00 Amazon eGift Cards (6 Winners/US&Int). To enter, simply click on the Rafflecopter link below: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/521ac4c8620/

Pre-Order Blast: All of Me by Jennifer Bernard

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As always, What the Cat Read would like to thank Tasty Book Tours for letting us be a host during this event! To see all the blogs involved, please click on the banner above. =^.^=

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Publisher: Avon

Release Date: May 26, 2015

Series: Love Between the Bases #1

Jennifer Bernard, the USA Today bestselling author of the Bachelor Firemen series, scores another homerun with a brand-new series about sexy, single baseball players.

Playing for the Kilby Catfish is hotshot pitcher Caleb Hart’s last chance to salvage his career after a major league meltdown. But the day of his opener with the minor league team, Caleb strikes out with the gorgeous woman who is delivering a petition to run the unruly Catfish out of town. Now to stay in the lineup, Caleb will need to score big with the feisty brunette he can’t keep out of his thoughts.

After the nasty lies Sadie Merritt’s rich ex-boyfriend spread about her all over town, she’s lucky to have a job at all. She can’t afford to screw it up by falling for the player who is supposed to be helping her change the image of the fun-loving Catfish. But that’s easier said than done when Caleb’s voice alone is enough to make her pulse race. And when he surprises her with a mind-blowing kiss, she knows there’s no turning back.

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About the Author:

JenniferJennifer Bernard is the USA Today bestselling author of the Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriels series. She is a graduate of Harvard and a former news promo producer. The child of academics, she confounded her family by preferring romance novels to … well, any other books. She left big city life for true love in Alaska, where she now lives with her husband and stepdaughters. She’s no stranger to book success, as she also writes erotic novellas under a naughty secret name not to be mentioned at family gatherings.

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***Giveaway***

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Besides the above giveaway which will run from February 26th – March 26th, Jennifer is also offering a print copy of All of Me to one lucky winner. To enter this giveaway, simply click on the Rafflecopter link below:

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Kensington Publishing’s Ultimate Hero Search: Round Two Day Four

What the Cat Read is excited to be helping to spread the word about Kensington Publishing’s search for the ultimate hero! On February 9th Kensington started the competition off with 32 heroes from amongst their many titles, and after two weeks of fierce competition and your votes, they are now down to 16 contestants.

Here’s how the event and voting work: In a March Madness style elimination tournament, Kensington will pit their heroes against each other in three remaining successive rounds. Fans will vote in each match for their favorite hero and the winner of each match advances onto the next round until there is only one hero left standing. To place your votes, you can visit Kensington’s TUMBLR or Kensington’s WEBSITE. Remember, each match runs for a full 24 hours!

Why participate? Maybe you’ll discover your new book boyfriend. Maybe you’ll find a new author to add to your auto-buy list. Many of the featuring Kensington’s heroes are on sale, so now if your chance to check out those titles that sound appealing and add them to your reading pile, murr! =^.^=

Here’s today’s competitions:

Match One

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Playing the Game by M.Q. Barber

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Simply Sexual by Kate Pearce

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You’re Not Safe by Mary Burton

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Against the Sky by Kat Martin

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Review: Diary of an Accidental Wallflower by Jennifer McQuiston

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What the Cat Read would like to thank Tasty Book Tours for letting us participate in this event! To see a list of all the blogs involved in the tour, please click on the banner above, murr! =^.^=

DIARY OF AN ACCIDENTAL WALLFLOWERRating: paw4

Publisher: Avon

Date Published: February 24, 2015

Series: Seduction Diaries #1

Goodreads Description:

Pretty and popular, Miss Clare Westmore knows exactly what (or rather, who) she wants: the next Duke of Harrington. But when she twists her ankle on the eve of the Season’s most touted event, Clare is left standing in the wallflower line watching her best friend dance away with her duke.

Dr. Daniel Merial is tempted to deliver more than a diagnosis to London’s most unlikely wallflower, but he doesn’t have time for distractions, even one so delectable. Besides, she’s clearly got her sights on more promising prey. So why can’t he stop thinking about her?

All Clare wants to do is return to the dance floor. But as her former friends try to knock her permanently out of place, she realizes with horror she is falling for her doctor instead her duke. When her ankle finally heals and she faces her old life again, will she throw herself back into the game?

Or will her time in the wallflower line have given her a glimpse of who she was really meant to be?

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Review:

 As the first in a new series by McQuiston, I found this book to be an enjoyable and funny read. There were several moments where I didn’t want to stop reading because I was just having too much fun with the story and its characters. I can’t wait to see what her next book is book is all about. Needless to say, I’ve found a new author to appreciate and I believe fans of historical romance would have a lot of fun this title.

Born amongst London’s Ton, Clare is everything a society lady should be. She knows what she needs to strive for when finding a match and is conscientious of the fact that one false move could destroy her reputation. She knows how to play the game that society requires her to partake in. As a result, I can understand why many people may find her off-putting initially. But Clare is also highly intelligent, unafraid to speak her mind when the topic involves something she is passionate about, and quick to throw out a retort or two for fun. It’s because of these attributes that I instantly liked her despite the fact that there were a couple of times where I wanted to take a swipe at her with my claws because she kept missing the obvious when it was staring her in the face. Likewise I found myself drawn to instantly liking Daniel, but I would find it rather hard to see how anyone wouldn’t like him seeing as he’s a sweetheart who cares about the well-being of his patients. Given how good he is with humans, I must say that I wouldn’t mind a trip to the vet’s if I knew he’d be the one seeing me, murr! Daniel is a driven individual who would rather create something that would help society as a whole rather than make a huge profit for himself, though a steady source of income is appreciated. He’s kind, generous, mischievous in a fashion, and quite charming. Together these two make a perfect pair whose attraction for each other is both believable and enjoyable to watch as it developes within the story.

I also found myself liking a great many of the secondary characters in the story too. Clare’s brother Geoffrey and sister Lucy were wonderful and I truly hope that McQuiston will provide stories for the both of them later in the series. I wanted to applaud Lucy’s desire to not conform to societal demands and I found Geoffrey’s antics to be hysterical and so typical of a young boy. Meanwhile Lady Austerley was fun because she’s both stubborn as hell and not about to let her failing health keep her from enjoying her life. She’s also got some great one liners that left me grinning like crazy. Even though I worried with Daniel that she was pushing herself too far at times, I must admit that there is something to be said about a woman who wants to go out on her terms and not on the terms of someone else. And Mrs. Calbert…oh what can I say about this woman? Well let me just say that as exasperating as she is, she did provide a great deal of comedic relief at times in the book. She’s the typical nosey neighbor, or in this case landlord, who’s both troublesome and a tad lonely.

The only two characters whom I actually had any aversion to were Sophie and Rose. Oh did I want to rake my claws across their perfect snobby noses. Right from the start I could feel my hackles rising in disgust with those two, and I will admit to feeling rather sad about that because of the two, Rose probably could have been a sweet girl, if Sophie hadn’t gotten a hold of her. These two are the perfect societal ladies who are shallow and deserve to be knocked off their high pedestals. And they are why I liked Clare so much, because when compared to these two, she’s not nearly as bad if you understand the game played amongst the Ton.

As for McQuiston’s writing, I easily found myself becoming immersed in the world that she created. Likewise the pacing of the story was fairly smooth and there was only one or two moments where I felt like the story was growing a tad tedious. I would have gladly read this in one sitting if the opportunity was provided. This is one of those books which will pull you in and leave you laughing, sighing, and anxiously waiting for the next in the series to be released.

About the Author:

Jennifer McQuiston PHOTO CMYKA veterinarian and infectious disease researcher by training, Jennifer McQuiston has always preferred reading romance to scientific textbooks. She resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, their two girls, and an odd assortment of pets, including the pony she promised her children if mommy ever got a book deal. Jennifer can be reached via her website at www.jenmcquiston.com or followed on Twitter @jenmcqwrites

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***Giveaway***

Jennifer is offering one lucky winner an exclusive dairy and print book prize pack! To enter, simply click on the Rafflecopter link below:

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Kensington Publishing’s Ultimate Hero Search: Round Two Day Three

What the Cat Read is excited to be helping to spread the word about Kensington Publishing’s search for the ultimate hero! On February 9th Kensington started the competition off with 32 heroes from amongst their many titles, and after two weeks of fierce competition and your votes, they are now down to 16 contestants.

Here’s how the event and voting work: In a March Madness style elimination tournament, Kensington will pit their heroes against each other in three remaining successive rounds. Fans will vote in each match for their favorite hero and the winner of each match advances onto the next round until there is only one hero left standing. To place your votes, you can visit Kensington’s TUMBLR or Kensington’s WEBSITE. Remember, each match runs for a full 24 hours!

Why participate? Maybe you’ll discover your new book boyfriend. Maybe you’ll find a new author to add to your auto-buy list. Many of the featuring Kensington’s heroes are on sale, so now if your chance to check out those titles that sound appealing and add them to your reading pile, murr! =^.^=

Here’s today’s competitions:

Match One

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Alanna by Kathleen Bittner Roth

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Confessions of a Royal Bridegroom by Vanessa Kelly

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Highland Master by Hannah Howell

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Sometimes a Rogue by Mary Jo Putney

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Be sure to get your votes within the next 24 hours by visiting Kensington’s TUMBLR or Kensington’s WEBSITE!

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