Sinfully Summer is here in paperback!

Sinfully Summer – Aimée Duffy Blog Tour + Giveaway

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Here to put a little sizzling sunshine in your life is the Sinfully Summer Tour!

The smash-hit contemporary romance novel by Aimée Duffy has just been released in paperback so take a look at the details to find out why fans are loving it! There will be reviews and guest posts along the way, plus the chance to win a personalised signed copy of the book.

 
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What they say:

A Summer Bonkbuster perfect for fans of Jackie Collins, Tilly Bagshawe, Jilly Cooper and Victoria Fox!

SUN, SEA AND SEX

FLINGS & FLIRTATIONS

Notorious heiress Alexa Green has certainly been enjoying her most recent girls-holiday in Marbella. Just as we thought, she’s been knocking back the cocktails and showing off her fabulous bikini body on the beach…

SECRETS & SCANDALS

But rumour has it she’s also been spotted sneaking out of Enrique Castillo’s penthouse in the early hours of this morning – in nothing but her underwear! Our question is, doesn’t this fiercely private billionaire know what he’s letting himself in for?
He’s got the millions… and she knows how to spend them! So lie back on your sun lounger and get comfortable, because this summer fling is going to be a sizzler!

 
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Author Bio:

Aimée writes steamy, contemporary romance for the 21st century woman who enjoys the 21st century alpha male. She’s addicted to reading, shopping and can’t go a day without music. When she’s not writing you can find her traipsing up the Ochils (weather permitting of course) or procrastinating on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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***GIVEAWAY***

Enter the giveaway and you could land yourself a personalised signed copy of Sinfully Summer, the book readers have dubbed “Sexy”, “Fun” and a “Must Read!”

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To read my review of Sinfully Summer click HERE

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What’s A Girl To Do

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I am absolutely thrilled to be taking part in this blog tour for the wonderful Aimee Duffy. I loved What’s A Girl To Do and wish Aimee the best of luck with it!

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What’s a Girl to Do?
Indecent Proposals Series Book One
By: Aimee Duffy
Harper Impulse
Releasing August 29th, 2013

What it’s all about…

The first novella in a thrilling, pulse-racing new erotic romance series, Indecent Proposals. Three best friends, Shey, Eloisa and Georgia take on the most powerful and eligible men of the New York dating scene.

Perfect for fans of bestselling erotic romance authors Sylvia Day and E.L. James!

‘I’m not coming over.’ Shey replied confidently.
‘Then maybe you could return the favor now.’
Wait, he didn’t mean…
‘Slide your hand beneath your panties and tell me how ready you are for me.’
Oh my god, he did.

Single Manhattanite Shey Lopez doesn’t do one night stands, or have relationships she can’t control. Especially if giving in to playboy Calvin Jones means losing her heart in the process.

However, Mr Won’t-Take-No-For-An-Answer always gets what he wants and there’s only so many times a girl can resist such an enticing proposal…

What I thought!

What’s a girl to do indeed! Aimée Duffy aims to please, and please she most certainly did. Not that this was ever in question. Aimée never fails to please. Like your favourite pair of jeans, you know just what you are going to get. In this case we got a dose of hot, with a little extra steam. We are used to Ms Duffy’s books having a little bit of the steamier stuff but hell, someone just cranked up the sauna. What’s A Girl To Do is great story, with a delicious leading man. We all need one of those right?

Is there anything hotter than a man determined to get the woman he wants, especially when the woman isn’t interested. Shey makes Calvin work for her affection, and work the man had to do. However, it takes Shey losing her man to see how much she really wanted him and realise just how much she needs him too!

Another must read from Aimee Duffy. Both herself and Harper Impulse are knocking it out of the park lately!

I read this one in a day, being lucky enough to have gotten it early. I do love being a reviewer! A little birdy has also told me that this is just a taster of things to come. Georgia’s story is next and when you read What’s A Girl To Do you may, like me, get the impression that Georgia is a duuuurrrtttyyyyy girl.
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About Aimee

About me (snooze—can you tell I hate the me stuff? Lol)

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a good book in my hands. In primary school I loved Roald Dahl. In high school my English teacher introduced me to Charles Dickens, Stephen King, Jane Austin, Emily Bronte, and Shakespeare. It was then that I discovered my love for romance and I’ve wanted to pen my own imaginary heroes and heroines for others to enjoy ever since. Only in the last few years was I lucky enough to meet some fabulous and encouraging people to help me gain the skills to make that dream possible.

I live in sunny Scotland in a small town near the Ochils and work nine to five in a solicitors office. In my free time, you’ll find me on Facebook, stalking *cough* following friends on Twitter, and may even catch me shoe shopping.

Feel free to follow me on: Twitter/ Blog, Facebook , Goodreads,Pinterest,Google +

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Blackthorn series

Blood Shadows

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Gifted with the ability to read the shadows of ‘third species’ beings, Caitlin Parish is the Vampire Control Unit’s most powerful agent. Despite that, her mission to hunt down Kane Malloy – a master vampire – comes with a death wish. Many have tried but few have survived.
For Caitlin, tracking Kane is about more than just professional reputation. With her parents both mysteriously killed seven years apart to the day, Caitlin knows that without Kane’s help she is next.
She has four days to make a deal with the wicked, the irresistible, the treacherous Kane Malloy.
The vampire who despises everything she stands for.
Or die.

What Aimée thought:

I’m a lover of all things fanged and Kane didn’t disappoint. When the paperback of Blood Shadows arrived I devoured the whole thing in the space of 24 hours. It’s fast paced, has sexual tension that easily beats Fifty Shades and its action packed, suspenseful and has a brilliant twist in the tale I didn’t see coming. The only complaint I had was when it ended because I really didn’t want to say goodbye to Kane, though I hear we’ll see more from the bad ass vamp. The first chapter of Blood Roses is at the end and made me long for more from the sexy, dangerous and irresistible third species men. I’d move to Blackthorn in a heartbeat.
The world Pryor has created is more dark and gritty. Life isn’t all sunshine and the characters make decisions that wouldn’t usually be acceptable or defendable in our time, but that’s what makes this book fantastic, and as the series goes on it only gets darker.

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Blood Roses

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“She was supposed to kill vampires, not save them. Those were the rules. That was the lore.”

A rare and powerful witch whose blood is lethal to vampires, Leila has always viewed her serryn abilities as a curse. After seeing her mother slaughtered as a child, Leila longs for a safe, quiet life.

That wish is shattered by Caleb Dehain – a vampire with a dark past and a darker heart. The most feared serryn hunter of his generation, Caleb now needs the help of one of the witches he despises to save his dying brother.

A serryn who has no reason to help him. Except that he has her sister.

Caleb and Leila are each other’s worst nightmare – but the slow-burning spark of attraction between them is undeniable. Will Leila’s blood be his damnation? Or could her kiss be his salvation?

What Aimée thought;

I feel like I should give this a warning. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the book and the more I visit Blackthorn the more addicted I become, but people this book is dark. I thought Kane was a badass vampire but he’s no Caleb.
Leila and Caleb are the worst kind of enemies. He pretty much kidnaps her after she goes to Blackthorn to save his brother, not trusting that she hasn’t put a holding spell on him fearing as soon as she leaves, his brother will die. She’s torn because her sister is in love with Caleb’s brother, so a holding spell never crosses her mind.
There’s mild torture, on both parts. Huge attraction that only confuses them more, but underneath the dark and gritty, Leila and Caleb are made for each other. Both are vulnerable in their own ways and while Caleb can act horribly, he has his redeeming moments.
Trust is something neither can offer each other, but in the end will they learn to love and believe in each other?
As always, Pryor leaves us with another whopping teaser that will have you anxiously waiting for the next in this series.
Would highly recommend the Blackthorn series to fans of JR Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Kresley Cole, Pamela Palmer and Lara Anderson.

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Lover at Last

In the first of our new Paranormal features Aimée Duffy will review Lover at Last by J.R. Ward.

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Qhuinn, son of no one, is used to being on his own. Disavowed from his bloodline, shunned by the aristocracy, he has finally found an identity as one of the most brutal fighters in the war against the Lessening Society. But his life is not complete. Even as the prospect of having a family of his own seems to be within reach, he is empty on the inside, his heart given to another….

Blay, after years of unrequited love, has moved on from his feelings for Qhuinn. And it’s about time: it seems Qhuinn has found his perfect match in a Chosen female, and they are going to have a young. It’s hard for Blay to see the new couple together, but building your life around a pipe dream is just a heartbreak waiting to happen. And Qhuinn needs to come to terms with some dark things before he can move forward…

Fate seems to have taken these vampire soldiers in different directions… but as the battle over the race’s throne intensifies, and new players on the scene in Caldwell create mortal danger for the Brotherhood, Qhuinn finally learns the true definition of courage, and two hearts who are meant to be together… finally become one.

The title, Lover at Last, is apt for the buzz that has surrounded the release of the newest instalment of the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series. As always, J.R. Ward doesn’t just give you one story, but several all rolled into a massive book I devoured in forty-eight hours. The story follows not only the Quay relationship that has intrigued fans worldwide, but also introduces new characters, follows Wrath’s struggle to keep hold of the throne, delves into the queen’s craving for a child, has an interesting insight to the Shadows, and reveals a new edge to the war between the vampires and the lessers.
I would have preferred the story to focus more on the relationship between Quinn and Blay, but the side stories were fast paced enough that I didn’t want to skip them. At the beginning of the book Quinn has impregnated the chosen, Layla, but there are problems with the pregnancy which were really touching. Not only does J.R. Ward keep the story moving fast, but she also has a skill of using her characters (all of them!) to pull on your heartstrings.
On the other side of the love affair, Blay is splitting from his long term lover, although this is something he neglects to mention to Quinn. He’s under the apprehension that he’d never be more to Quinn than a quick ride, even though the two have been best friends forever. I could accept his anger, and understand the need Blay had to keep his feelings hidden, but…
Personally I felt the conflict between the two as far as Blay being involved with someone else could have been resolved with a simple conversation, and there wouldn’t be much to create tension after that. However, there were some personal issues that came into effect for Quinn about half way through the book that added to the will-they-won’t-they-omg-I-can’t-stand-the-waiting.
The breaking down of Quinn as a character during the last few books in the series was very emotional to me. He’s not only having to deal with worry about his future young, the on-going war with the lesser, a surprise nobody expected (even though re-reading John’s story I can see it was quite clearly hinted at by Lash, but shhh *spoilers*) and another threat against the throne. The fact that Blay was there through it all with him, wanting but knowing he can never have, made Lover at Last one of my favourite in the series. And did I mention hot? And not just in the main plot either.
If you haven’t picked up this series yet I highly recommend that you do. Dark Lover, Wrath’s story, is book 1 and the best place to start IMO :o)

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A new venture for After The Final Chapters

As you know my thing is most definitely ‘Chick Lit’, ‘New Adult’ sometimes even ‘Young Adult and a little dabble into the ‘Erotic’ with series such as Fifty Shades, Crossfire and Sinners on Tour. I am not however oblivious to the fact that paranormal is huge. Its not a genre that I am mad about but I did want to include it in the blog so I decided to do a search for someone to review the paranormal for me. A search that could take a while I thought. I couldn’t have just anyone reviewing books for me. If I am promising reviews I need to deliver on that promise and the reviews that I post have to be first class. I need to trust the person and know that they can write well and be able to make that all important connection with the readers and hopefully bring in a few more.

Imagine how delighted I am that I already have that person, after about 5 minutes of putting up the tweet. None other than Aimée Duffy is going to guest review for After The Final Chapters. I hear you … wow. Aimee is an author and she is signed with Harper Impulse, the romance wing of Harper Collins. Her book Sinfully Summer #2 in the Goodreads summer reads. Its a great day for me, almost like a nod of approval that I am doing something right here!

Aimee’s first review will be coming soon and in the meantime you can find her on Twitter or Facebook

Sinfully Summer

Sinfully Summer

Alexa Green is that girl. She is the trust fund baby splashed across the papers every week in an outrageous display of drunken antics. Flashing her knickers – when she is wearing them, draped around some random guy or falling out of some trendy club or other she has the reputation of a spoiled rich bitch.

While on a ‘last fling’ holiday with her two best friends before they get married things don’t start out much different. Staying in an exclusive hotel in Marbella owned by the delectable Enrique Castillo its champagne and dares all round. What she doesn’t count on is her dare is going to leave her standing in only her underwear in the penthouse occupied by none other than Mr Castillo himself.

Setting off a chain of events that must open old wounds to enable them to heal this is a journey for both of them that will be funny, painful and sexy!

Sun, sea, sand, sex and scandal. What more could a girl want?

It is a well-known fact that I don’t do comedy and while Sinfully Summer by Aimée Duffy isn’t a comedy it had me laughing the whole way through. It was very witty with quite a sarcastic humour – that I can relate to! Both main characters are quick-witted, passionate and firey. From the very first pages you will be enthralled and feel the chemistry cracking from your reader, do not be alarmed it is not short circuiting, these two are just that hot!

A lot of more serious issues come in to play in Sinfully Summer and while as a whole the book is light-hearted Aimée Duffy certainly isn’t afraid to delve into more serious darker waters. A well-balanced entertaining sexy read!