“Defenseless (Somerton Security Book 1)” by Elizabeth Dyer #BlogTour



Title: Defensless (Somerton Security, Book 1)
Author: Elizabeth Dyer
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: December 1, 2017
Cover Designer: Montlake Romance
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.

When ex-marine Georgia Bennett left the military for high-end private security, it was supposed to soften her snarky attitude. Instead, her short fuse just earned her a punishment of an assignment: protect smart-ass tech genius and Department of Defense contractor Parker Livingston. It should have been easy—only no one warned Georgia that Parker was one seriously drop-dead-gorgeous geek.

The last thing Parker needs is a bodyguard, especially not one with killer curves and a sassy mouth who tempts him to do something incredibly stupid. He’s too busy investigating whoever is turning his technology against him and threatening his team of covert operatives. But when an assassin sends Georgia and Parker running for their lives, it might just be the explosive sexual chemistry and the trust that’s building between them that saves their necks. Because the only thing more dangerous than the combination of Parker’s intellect and Georgia’s aim is their steadfast desire to protect each other, no matter the cost.

“You need stitches,” he said, his voice hoarse. Shaking, he stood, wetting a fresh washcloth from the sink.

“Nah.” She tried on a smile, hoping to cut the odd tension filling the room like a heavy cloud of steam. He was angry, but for the life of her she couldn’t figure out why. “Nothing a Band-Aid or two can’t fix.” She smiled as he turned. “But if you want to kiss it and make it all better, go ahead.”

“It’s not funny, Georgia.”

Well, no, it wasn’t. But she could see he was winding himself into a first-rate fit, and over what? She’d had worse. “It’s just a graze, Parker. A bit of antibiotic ointment and I’ll be fine.” Provided she touched absolutely nothing in this roach motel, anyway.

“Just a graze?” He rounded on her, resuming his position between her legs. “He shot you, Georgia. Shot you.” Agony destroyed his face as he set himself about the task of cleaning up her side. “He came for me, but he hurt you.

“Hey,” she said, laying a palm against his forearm. She tried not to let the way his muscles, bunched and twitching with tension, distract her. “I’m okay. It’s my job to get between you and the bullets.” She stroked a finger along a ridge of muscle and up toward his elbow. “It could have been a lot worse, Parker. We got off easy.”

“I don’t consider this,” he said, carefully dabbing at the cut, “getting off easy. It should have been me.”

Georgia pulled away. Of course it should have been him. God forbid his fragile male pride suffer the indignity of being saved by a woman.

“Your ego will recover. And if it helps, remind yourself a woman didn’t save you; your paid bodyguard did.” She tried to stand, only to have Parker slap a hand on her shoulder and shove her back down.

“You think that’s what this is?” he asked, anger lending a frenzied, jerking motion to his movements as he reached for the alcohol and sterile gauze. “Some antiquated antifeminist bullshit? You think my self-esteem is so low that I can’t admit when a woman can kick my ass—or that I’m such a self-important prick I can’t admit when she’s saved it?”

Well, yeah.

“God, you’re a stubborn creature.” He sighed, letting the righteous indignation he wore so well slip away. “I’m mad because if I’d listened to you, if I hadn’t been so busy thinking things through, analyzing every angle, you might not have been shot at all.”

That was what was bothering him? Guilt? Concern? For her?



Elizabeth Dyer likes her heroines smart and snarky, and her heroes strong and sexy. An attorney and recent coffee devotee, Elizabeth spends the majority of her time tucked into a corner table at Starbucks or pinned beneath her (overly affectionate) bullmastiff. When she isn’t working or wrestling the dog, you can usually find Elizabeth writing the types of sexy, suspenseful books she most loves to read.

A born-and-bred Texan, Elizabeth resides in Dallas, where she indulges in Netflix marathons, Instagramming her dog, and brunch. Definitely brunch. Adorably awkward, Elizabeth hates the phone as much as she loves all the social-media things and hearing from her readers. Follow her on Twitter (@lizdyerwrites) or Instagram (@elizabethdyerwrites).

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“Little Dip (Garoul Series Book 5)” by Gill McKnight #ReleaseBlitz


Title: Little Dip
Author: Gill McKnight
Genre: Paranormal (Werewolves)

Release Date: December 5, 2017
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.

It’s 1979, and Connie Fortune has an easy, freewheeling life as a wildlife photographer and illustrator.

A new contract brings her to the Little Dip valley to track down a rare bird, but a clash with Sylvie Garoul, the valley’s owner, and her daughter, the haughty Marie Garoul, ruins the deal.

The following year Connie tries again, bringing her niece Amy along for a camping trip. Marie Garoul is as cold as ever, but this time, things have changed. The residents of Lost Creek are up in arms about strange goings on in the valley, and Connie is unsure whose side she is on.

Gill McKnight is Irish but spends as much time as possible in Lesbos, Greece, which she considers home. She can often be found traveling back and forth between Greece and Ireland in a rusty old camper van with her rusty wee dog. Gill enjoys writing, roses, and, by necessity, DIY. Learn more about her by visiting her website.

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#Review “Etern1ty (Expire Duet Book 2)” by Erin Noelle

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3.5/5 Stars

After their ordeal abroad, Tavian and Lyra return to the states… and their separate lives.

Lyra wants more, but is afraid to hope. Tavian wants more, but first must do a bit of house-cleaning, i.e. get rid of his ‘girlfriend’—Whack Annie. (My name for her.)

And then there are still the dates.

Of course, things never go as smoothly as planned. Whack Annie tries to push back—and earned my nickname for her, and Tavian and Lyra make a discovery about each other which sends them reeling… but solidifies their relationship at the same time.

But still, there are the dates.

Etern1ty is an enjoyable read. The writing is excellent, and readers are treated to a solid HEA.

I like Tavian. He and his mom are both sweethearts. I get how he ended up with Whack Annie, just not why he stayed all those years. I enjoyed watching him lose it on her. (Is that mean?)

Lyra is sweet and I’m not sure if it’s what she’s been through in her short life or what she’s trying to deal with on a daily basis, but I never got a real bead on her personality. She’s like a blank canvas waiting for the artist (Tavian) to create her.

Whack Annie—oh lord, this woman! Three different kinds of crazy in the same package—and here, crazy equals mean, spiteful and manipulative. She tried WAY too hard… and then went too far… and is a loose end.

This read loses credibility with me, however, because the story didn’t go quite far enough for a read categorized as a fantasy. I read it in one sitting, waiting for answers to three questions I never got.  In the synopsis, Tavian tells us numbers complete him and there are no unknown variables or unsolved formulas. But there are.

This couple has been through a lot–not including the trauma of book 1, and they always prevail – YAAY, team! But from Thanksgiving evening on, it’s all a bit too perfect—and no, I’m not calling a car accident perfect… but the recovery? Well… it was more tell versus show… with loose ends.

Loose ends. They bug me because… the dates.

I would have gladly exchanged some of the sexy scenes for answers. I have NO problem with sexy, even cheesy, intimate scenes, but when it feels forced and substituted for plot, I start skimming to get back to the plot… where I didn’t get the loose ends tied up.

I don’t have to read prior reviews though to know I’m in the minority on this. As stated, it is an enjoyable read and I do recommend it. Just don’t dig too deep looking for answers.


They complete me.
Nothing makes sense without them, the building blocks of logic.
A math teacher by day, a statistics doctorate student at night, my obsession to solve problems is constantly fed.
I’m exactly where I want to be in life, no unknown variables or unsolved formulas.
Until I meet her.
The woman beyond the numbers.
How can I stay away, when everything about her draws me in?
But how can I fall in love, when she won’t promise me eternity?

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Exp1re (Expire Duet Book 1)

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