Tuesday, June 30, 2015


Title: The Allure of Julian Lefray
Author: R.S. Grey
Release Date: June 29, 2015

From: JosephineKeller@LLDesigns.com
To: LilyNBlack@gmail.com
Subject: Justin Timberlake Nudes!

Lily, you predictable perv. I knew you’d open this email faster if I tempted you with a glimpse of JT's “PP”. Well, put your pants back on and grab some bubbly because I have much better news to share.


As of tomorrow, I’ll be the new executive assistant at Lorena Lefray Designs. I am SO excited, but there’s one itty bitty problem: I won’t be Lorena’s assistant. I’ll be working for her older brother, Julian.

I know what you're thinking- "But Jo, what’s the problem?"

Google him. Now. He’s the man in the fitted navy suit whose face reminds you that there’s hope yet for this cruel, ugly world. Keep scrolling…Do you see those dimples? Yup. That’s the Julian Lefray I will be reporting to tomorrow morning.

Lord, help us all...



R.S. Grey is the go-to author if you like Romance and Comedy! She’s so funny that makes every ordinary situation hilarious!!

I can honestly say that I would not hesitate to buy any novel from this author. In fact, I wouldn’t need to read the blurb. She’s that good! And funny. Did I mention that?

I adore this woman! She has impeccably tasteful humor and she never fails to make me fall in love with her personality, her characters and her entire book.

The Allure of Julian Lefray.


Talk about a title?! Even seeing the title could be the sole reason of buying this book. And the blurb? Her quirky, BFF-ish email? Yeah, that’s what seals the deal!! Other than the author’s name, of course!

I am swooning at the moment, while remembering Julian...He’s just so *alluring*, enthralling and absolutely God-like!! And Josephine? Jeez, that girl is a spitfire! Oops, I forgot...Story Evaluation comes first, characters are next…

The story is beautiful and fairytale-ish but still manages to hold on tight to reality. It’s an inspiring story for me, because we saw a girl from a small town -I’m from a small country- fighting for her dream with all her might, despite the fact that everyone expected her to fail, and she succeeded beyond expectations. It’s a sweet story that makes everyone dream and believe in those dreams.

It’s a hopeful novel that brightened my night and quite a few others, since I will be definitely re-reading it!!

Josephine is my new idol. Really. The way she fought for herself and her dreams...The way she kept on going when things were much harder than hard...A true lady with a heart and a brain! What’s not to love about this woman?

Julian is oh-my-God-why-aren’t-these-men-real kinda guy. He is everything every woman wants. I am in lust and love with him!!

What I loved the most about R.S. Grey’s writing and story, in general, was that she chose Julian not to be an overbearing alpha male. Yeah, he had his tantrums -thank you for that. But he never pressured Josephine, he never lavished her with gifts and threw his money in her life. He knew she needed money, but never crossed that line. He let her be. He let her grow. He let her do this her way. He embraced her independence and never thought to invade it and change it. He was there for her in the way that it mattered. He listened to her, helped her, supported her but never pushed her. I loved this fact and I loved the author even more for writing Julian like this.

The Allure of Julian Lefray will definitely become one of the most re-read books on my kindle and I am proud of it!!!

Thank you, R.S. Grey, for trusting my blog with an ARC!

The Allure of Julian Lefray receives 5 Amazing Stars, because laughter is as important as drama is, as well as the respective authors. Very well done, dear author, who delivered one more great novel!

I am a lover of books, chocolate, reality TV, black labs, and cold weather. Seriously, if I had it my way, I would be curled up on the couch with all of those things... everyday.

I live in Texas where I spend my free time writing and reading. My favorite authors include Mindy Kaling & Jonathan Safran Foer. I'm a comedy geek and love all things "funny". Women like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Mindy Kaling are definitely the biggest inspirations for my writing, though I think my work tends to skew a bit smuttier than theirs.


Title: Dash (The Novel)
Author: Shantel Tessier
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: June 30, 2015

I’ve never been one to follow the rules…or the law, for that matter. But when you find yourself behind bars and being offered the opportunity of a lifetime, you take it. I agreed to race motorcycles for Johnny Knight. A very powerful man who wanted me on his team, even knowing I was a liability. 

But will he still feel that way once he finds out that I had a one-night stand with his daughter? I didn’t mean for it to happen. I didn’t even know who she was until she walked into his office wearing my shirt from the night before. Too bad that was all she wanted—one night. 

It didn’t really matter who she was, I wanted more. So when she ran, I followed. I should have let her go. That would have been best for both of us. But I have never done what was right, so why start now? I’ve always been willing to take a risk, no matter what it would cost me. And I knew she was worth it all.

I’m Erik Dashling; you can call me Dash.

This is my story of how I willingly risked one dream for another. 

But everyone knows that not all dreams come true.

This book killed me in the most beautiful way...

DASH is an amazing book with an indescribably beautiful story and amazing characters that will steal your heart.

It is very well-written and the characters couldn’t be greater than they already are.

Most of the time, when I have high expectations from the books, I end up disappointed or at the very least, the standards are not met.

Not in this case.

Shantel Tessier wrote an incredible book that should put her in the A-List, if she’s not already there! She turned a nice story into a breathtaking journey that readers will never forget. I know that, because I am one of you. I will never forget this book not just because of the excellent craft showed here, but because of its essence. Its core.

DASH is not just a romantic story. And it’s definitely not a regular sexy book. It’s a true novel that incorporates everything: romance, heat, suspense, drama and inspiration.

Finding a novel like this one is so rare. It’s so rare that it makes you question sometimes what we read, what others read and where literature is headed. DASH proves that it’s still here. Literature is still here and quality can be found.

I am telling you...DASH is a book you want to read. Not just as a reader. But as a person.

Shantel Tessier took the hard way in this book, obliterating the norms of today’s It-romance. She broke free and delivered a truly amazing novel that...I have no words.

DASH receives 5 Amazing Stars, because it is what it deserves. I feel honored to be part of this book’s journey to you, the readers, because I am part of an unforgettable story.

"There are some particularly difficult scenes in this book, all I can say is that they were superbly written, poetic even, Shantel outdone herself in the delivery of the climax to the story, shell shocked would be how I felt..." ~ Book Hooked Brit
“Be prepared to fall in love with Dash, to melt when he brings out his cocky smirks and his sexy promises.” ~ Rosarita Reader (iScream Books)
"Such an emotionally heart stopping book. Loved it!" ~ The Smutbrarians

His face starts to harden, and his gray eyes narrow as they search my face. He looks at me as if he just realizes what my night has consisted of. A physical fight with Rodger. Whereas, I’m sure he got drunk and laid.
I actually throw my head back and laugh out loud. I laugh so hard my body shakes, and it feels good. I lift my head and look up at him as he stares at me with those beautiful gray eyes. They look hard as I watch his eyes follow the line of the stitches that are on my face once again.
I throw my hand up as I continue to laugh. He frowns when I snort, and it makes me laugh even harder. “Sorry…” I try to calm my laughter; it makes my aching body hurt, but it feels so good to laugh. “But this is just too funny.”
“Your ex-boyfriend beating the shit out of you is funny?” he questions. “I don’t see how that can be funny.”
My laughter dies immediately. Instead of standing, I lean back against the bench and cross one leg over the other. His eyes quickly scan my bare legs, and I feel my body heat start to rise. No! Don’t go there, Tabatha. You regret ever sleeping with him, remember? “No, the fact that you keep showing up is what I think is funny. The fact that you think I wanna talk to you is funny.” Oh, good one. Make him buy it.
“You wanna talk about funny?” he asks raising his voice. “I have woken up to you running away. Not only once, but twice. What the hell is your problem?” I take a deep breath that makes my chest rise. Is he really gonna do this? “And why was Rodger there after I happen to leave?” Oh, he’s going all the way. “Huh? Did you call him to tell him how bad I hurt you?” My mouth drops open. “Did you ask him to come over and kiss your wounds?” he shouts.
I stand and shove my hands into his chest pushing him backward. “Don’t you dare accuse me of something you know nothing about,” I shout back. “You were the one who had just been drunk and with your ex moments before. And you kissed her.” I do air quotes around kissed. “Who knows what else you did with her.”
“I was just doing what your father told me to do. Get information,” he says matter-of-fact with a wave of his hand.
“Oh? And he told you to stick your tongue down her throat?” I demand.
“No. His exact words were to do whatever I had to do in order to get the information that we needed.”
“Lies.” I spin around giving him back for a second before I turn back to face him with my hands clenched down at my sides. “All you do is lie,” I yell.
“And all you do is run away,” he sneers in my face. “Not all of us are as heartless as you and can just turn our backs on others at any given moment.”
 I feel the tears start to sting my eyes, and I blink them away. He truly hates me now, but this is not the time to fall apart. After everything I’ve been through tonight, I can keep it together for just a little longer. I swallow the knot in my throat and lick my dry lips. “Well, you made it pretty damn easy,” I lie. He hasn’t made anything about us easy. It’s so damn hard to stand here and be a bitch to him. My legs are tired, and I would give anything for him to pick me up and hold me in his arms. But that ship has sailed. “But I sure as hell can’t stand the fact that you keep coming around.” Stay strong, Tabatha. Don’t apologize; you can’t take those words back now no matter how big of a lie it was.
I expect him to yell in my face for what I said. For him to shoot the hurtful words right back. But instead, his hard eyes look me up and down, and he snorts as he shakes his head. That hurts worse than any words could. He looked at me as if I was nothing.
He runs his hand through his shaggy brown hair and speaks. “Well, I’ll make something else easier for you. I quit.”

Shantel is a Texas born girl who now lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her high school sweetheart, who is a wonderful, supportive husband and their four year old little princess. She loves to spend time cuddled up on the couch with a good book

She has published five books in the Undescribable series and 2 books in the DASH series. She considers herself extremely lucky to get to be a stay at home wife and mother. Going to concerts and the movies are just a few of her favorite things to do. She hates coffee, but loves wine. She and her husband are both huge football fans, college and NFL. And she has to feed her high heel addiction by shopping for shoes weekly. 

Although she has a passion to write, her family is most important to her. She loves spending evenings at home with her husband and daughter, along with their two cats and dog.

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