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Book Review – Dare to Love by Carly Phillips

Published November 25, 2013 by The Book Momster

CarlyPhillips_DareToLove_800x1200Rating – 4.5 of 5 stars

Shew!  It’s hard to write a review with one hand while fanning myself with the other!  Carly has said she wanted to go hotter and steamier with this new series and she has definitely achieved that.  Even better though is along with the steam she has created a fantastic new series that had me sucked in from the very beginning.  Ian Dare is the oldest of 8 Dare siblings.  However, 3 of those siblings are half-siblings because it turned out his dad was living a double life with two families. Ian is estranged from his father and has no interest in a relationship with these siblings.  Problematic since our heroine is best friends with his half-brother Alex.  I love the dynamics of the family relationship and how it shapes the man Ian is.  I love how alpha he is, yet willing to admit when he makes mistakes.

Riley hasn’t had a great childhood and that defines her need for independence.  The struggle she and Ian go through to remain true to themselves, but change in ways to strengthen their relationship is very well written.  I not only enjoyed the romance, but also the interactions with all the various Dare siblings. I can’t wait to get to know all of them.  Alex is next and I have to wait to March to read it – what a great birthday present that will make for me!

I loved this book and I think it’s a fantastic start to this new series.
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Carly Phillips’ Dare To Love Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY!!!

Published November 25, 2013 by The Book Momster

DTL BannerI’m thrilled that I was chosen to take part in Carly Phillips’ blog tour for Dare To Love.  I am a fan of Carly and I adore her Serendipity series (Perfect Fling is my fave – I would love to win an autographed copy in the contest below!!!), so I jumped at the chance to be a part of this tour and help introduce everyone to the Dare family and her brand new series – her first as an indie author!!

I was given the opportunity to ask Carly a question for the blog tour.  My question to her was simply – Coke or Pepsi?

Her response:  Coke.  I think Pepsi gives me a headache but I can’t say for sure.  If I’m dying for a soda and I order Coke and they ask, Pepsi, I drink it anyway.

I am an avid Coke drinker myself – people who know me are snickering because that’s an understatement.  Coke is pretty much the only thing I drink.  I knew I liked Carly!  Good answer!!

Who is Carly Phillips?  (Hint – she’s on the right) —>carly3-200x300

New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips tossed away her legal briefs and a career as an attorney to become a stay at home mom. Within the year, she turned her love of reading into an obsession with writing. Over 30 published novels later, Carly writes sexy contemporary small town romances, striking a balance between entertainment, humor and the emotion her readers have come to expect and enjoy.

Carly is a New York Times bestseller, USA Today Bestseller, Publisher’s Weekly bestseller and as of 2012, a Romance Writer’s of America RITA Nominee. In 2002, Carly’s novel, The Bachelor, became Kelly Ripa’s “Reading with Ripa” pick on Live with Regis and Kelly, making it the first romance ever chosen on a nationally televised book club.

Carly received her undergraduate degree from Brandeis University and is a graduate of Boston University School of Law (J.D.). To date, Carly has over thirty novels to her credit, all available wherever books are sold.

When not writing or playing online, Carly loves to read, occasionally to knit, and to spend time with her family. She lives in Purchase, New York with her husband, two daughters and her dogs, a soft coated wheaten terrier and a Havanese. Her dogs are prominently featured on her website and Facebook page.

Connect With Carly:  Website/Facebook/Twitter

Read About Dare To Love – First in the Dare Series

In her newest sexy and emotional contemporary romance series, New York Times Bestselling Author Carly Phillips introduces you to the Dare family…siblings shaped by a father’s secrets and betrayal. 

Since finding out his father had another family on the side, Ian Dare swore to be the upstanding, responsible man his cheating parent had never been. But after one glimpse of sensual Riley Taylor, with her feminine curves and beguiling eyes and Ian is entranced. He will do anything to possess her … but does that include extending an olive branch to the half-brother who is a constant reminder of pain he’d rather forget? 

Independent and always in control, Riley Taylor makes no apologies for choosing men carefully. Relationships have never been a priority, and she believes herself hardened to domineering men – until she meets charismatic Ian Dare. He manages to turn a simple kiss into an all out assault on her senses. Their affair heats up and they soon realize they complete each other in ways neither ever imagined. But Riley’s family includes a man Ian would rather live without …

As Promised – A Giveaway!

Carly is having an amazing giveaway to celebrate Dare To Love.  The prizes are:

First Place:

iPad Mini 16g – $299

Customized CP iPad Mini Case

Signed copies of:

Dare to Love

Serendipity

Destiny

Karma

Perfect Fit

Perfect Fling

Cross My Heart

Sealed with a Kiss

Seduce Me

Carly Phillips Canvas Tote Bag

Dare to Love Mug

Carly Phillips T-shirt

2nd place:

Carly Phillips Canvas Tote Bag

Dare to Love Mug

Signed Copies:

Dare to Love

Perfect Partners

Solitary Man

The Right Choice

Midnight Angel

3rd place:

Carly Phillips Canvas Tote Bag

Signed copies: Dare to Love

Lucky Charm

Lucky Streak

Lucky Break

Brazen

4th place:

Signed copies:

Dare to Love

The Bachelor

The Playboy

The Heartbreaker

5th place:

Signed copies:
Dare to Love
Kiss Me If You Can
Love Me If You Dare

To Enter:  Click HERE

Thanks for stopping by my blog tour stop for Carly!  Leave a comment below to let me know – What’s your favorite Carly book?  If you’ve never read her before, are you going to check out Dare To Love?  My review of the book will be up today as well.  Here’s a preview – I recommend you read it!

Cover Reveal and Big News from Author Carly Phillips

Published October 15, 2013 by The Book Momster

Hi everyone – I’m happy to say my blog is part of revealing the cover of Carly’s upcoming book and some big news Carly has for all of her readers!  So, without further adieu…COVER REVEAL!

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New York Times Bestselling Author Carly Phillips turns up the heat in her newest sexy contemporary romance series, and introduces you to the Dare family… siblings shaped by a father’s secrets and betrayal. 

Since finding out his father had another family on the side, Ian Dare swore to be the upstanding, responsible man his cheating parent had never been.  When it comes to his relatives, he gives his all but in relationships he offers the bare minimum.  But one glimpse of sensual Riley Taylor arouses his dominant and protective instincts and Ian is entranced.  He will do anything to possess her … and does.  But any future with Riley must include him extending an olive branch to the half-brother who is a constant reminder of the pain he’d rather forget.

Independent and always in control, Riley Taylor makes no apologies for choosing men carefully.  Relationships have never been a priority and she believes herself hardened to domineering men – until she meets charismatic Ian Dare.  He manages to turn a simple kiss into an all out assault on her senses and when he takes control in the bedroom, she’s stunned to discover she likes it. As their affair heats up, they soon realize they complete each other in ways neither imagined.  But Riley’s past is closer than she cares to remember, and her struggles with Ian’s dominance might just cost her everything.

News from Carly:  

Dear Readers,

I know I’ve been teasing everyone for a while now about some exciting news that I have in the works. And I now have the official go-ahead to tell the world what’s coming next for me!   Are you ready? I’m so ready to share. I’ve been DYING to shout from the rooftops and have had a hard time keeping the news to myself. But here you go:

 I’m going Indie.  

That’s right. Instead of publishing my next series of books with a traditional publisher, I’ve decided to self-publish the series.  Don’t worry, I’ll explain what this means for you.  But first …Why am I making the switching to Indie you ask?   Well after a lot of research and many debates with myself, I made the decision to self-publish my next series for one primary reason: YOU, my readers. The rise and success of self-publishing has obviously made a huge impact on the industry, and many of my readers have reached out to me personally, encouraging me to make some changes.

Although my publishers have always been very good to me and I’ve very much enjoyed working with them, there is a good reason for me to make the switch. More control.  Making the move to indie is giving me more control over my books. I’m no longer tied to a specific word count set by a publisher. I have more control over the editing process. I can make the final decisions on covers, release dates, blurbs and content. And the most important factor: I now sets the price points of my books.  Making the switch to self-publishing is giving me total control to make both myself and you, my readers very, very happy. 

Now the answer to WHAT’S NEXT … The first book in my brand new Dare to Love series (also titled Dare to Love) is set to release on November 18th 2013.

Coming soon, you can pre-order DARE TO LOVE exclusively at iTunes. On the day of release, you can find the books on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Kobo. In addition, the book will be available in paperback too! Of course I’ll send a newsletter, but be sure to follow me on social media (links below) in order to get the most up to date information as it happens! For my paperback readers: This bears repeating: YES these books will available in paperback as well as eBook!

A fun note about the story. In the past my books have been sweet and sexy contemporaries with a small town setting, but with Dare to Love I’m turning up the heat. The Dare to Love Series will be steamier, sexier and hotter than anything I’ve ever written. And I can not wait for you to read it!

 Links to social media:

https://twitter.com/carlyphillips

https://www.facebook.com/CarlyPhillipsFanPage

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The Book Momster here – so what do you think about Carly’s cover and big news?  Sound off below!  I for one am excited and can’t wait to read this book!

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