Saturday, June 29, 2013

Twist & Turn (The Twisted Trilogy #2) by Christa Simpson Cover Reveal

Abigail feared that she had given up on the love of her life, until she met the man of her dreams.  

Abigail Jenkins was lucky enough to find one man that met all of her expectations.  Edwin Santora was that man, recklessly handsome and fun-loving, with a body carved from stone.  But it wasn't enough.  Abigail wanted a baby, and that matter was not up for debate.  Edwin, having just scored his first job out of law school, was nowhere near ready to settle down. Abigail was. Relationship over. Or was it? 

Right when Abigail starts to realize that maybe Edwin was her best bet, Cameron Clarke, the man of her dreams, slips into her life, stealing her attention and her heart.  With swoon-worthy sunset-shaped eyes and a smile that lit up the darkest corners of her tragic youth, Abigail knew that he was the one.  Suddenly, Abigail finds that having a baby isn't at the top of her list of things to do. Cameron Clarke is.   

Sparks begin to fly when Abigail gets what she wants and Edwin admits what he thinks about that; but is too little too late?

Twist & Turn will be available for purchase August 1, 2013.


Cover Artist: Kellie Dennis of Book Cover By Design
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Here's a link to Twist & Turn (Book 2) on my website: www.christasimpson.wordpress.com/twist-and-turn

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Brie Discerns Master's Heart (After Graduation #6)




Blurb:
Master has revealed himself in small doses, only hinting about the tragedy in his past. Things are about to shift as Brie comes face to face with Master’s greatest adversary. Huge changes are rushing towards our young submissive. The wolf must be confronted, her documentary is about to discover its fate and Master will bare a part of himself kept hidden until now.


Release date: July 4, 2013









Friday, June 28, 2013

A Lucky Second Chance by Nickie Seidler Blog Tour & Giveaway






Genre: Suspenseful Romance
Release Date: June 25, 2013
Blog Tour Host: Life with Lesley

Synopsis: 

What do you do when life doesn't go as planned?

Nobody plans to be abused. Emma Dunn certainly didn't. When life with her fiance' takes a terrifying turn, she flees to her hometown of Chicago without looking back, and her brother Kevin takes her in. Life is slowly getting better for Emma, thanks in no small part to real-life Prince Charming, Nathan Weber. He sweeps her off her feet, almost literally, and dotes on her from day one.

But when the unexpected happens and their pasts catch up with them, can their fairy tale still have a happy ending?

Even the strongest can break. Love has the power to consume, but also has the power to break.

Review:
Let me start by saying abuse of any kind is nothing anyone should put up with.  If you're in a physically or verbally abusive relationship you are better than what your significant other is telling you and you need to believe in yourself enough to get out and move on.  The abuser needs help.  But like any other individual with issues, unless they're willing to deal with why they're abusive, there's no changing them.  Please know there are people willing to help you when you're ready to help yourself and your children, if you have them.  Links will be posted at the end. 
OK....so...A Lucky Second Chance is the debut book of author Nickie Seidler.  Nickie has done a great job with giving an ugly social issue it's due in this novel.  Emma Dunn, the female lead, came to her senses one day after her, then fiance, beat her within an inch of no returning.  She fled and returned home to live with her brother until she could get her feet "on the ground."  Soon after her move and new job, she meets Nathan (Nate) Weber.  She has such a strong feeling of safety and attraction when she's around Nate. 
Like most individuals, they both have their issues.  Emma struggles with telling or not telling Nate about her ex and the way he treated her.  After a few instances she finds she has to tell Nate in order to keep herself and him safe.  
Nate has some cleaning to do himself.  His ex tries to worm her way back to Nate and it makes Emma doubt his love for her.  
This book has a lot of social no no's....abuse, breaking & entering, fraud, theft, attempted murder.  Can Emma and Nate trust each other and their love  for one another?  Check out A Lucky Second Chance and see!
4 Stars


Excerpt:

“I'm sorry. I had to pinch you and make sure this moment was real.” I smiled up at him. “That was wonderful. I've felt the same way.” I was struck by another daze as his touch sent ripples of sensation down between my legs as he rubbed my back up and down. I ran my hand across his chest, feeling how tight his muscles were through his black dress shirt. “I don't know how to say this, because we don’t even know one another, but please, don't leave me.”

As if he completely understood me, he kissed me again, ever so gently on my lips.

“I won’t go, I want to get to know you, Emma.” He ran his fingers through my hair.
“You may not like what you get to know.” A tear fell down my cheek.

“Let me take that risk,” he whispered. Then tenderly, he kissed my forehead.

“Come on, let’s go get some coffee. You like coffee, right?” He grinned.

“I love coffee. I need coffee.” I chuckled.


About the Author:
Born and raised in the Chicago-land area, Nickie Seidler is a up and coming young author. Her new-found dream of being a writer has led to the completion of her first book "A Lucky Second Chance". Nickie is married, and when not writing, enjoys cooking new recipes for them to try, water aerobics, car racing and spending quality time with family and friends. She is currently writing her second book to be released early 2014.



Author Links

Blog: http://authornickieseidler.blogspot.com/

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7073035.Nickie_Seidler

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Violence and abuse affect women from all kinds of backgrounds every day. Sometimes, women are attacked by strangers, but most often they are hurt by people who are close to them. Violence and abuse can cause terrible physical and emotional pain.   Find hotlines and suggestions that can help.
1-800-994-9662

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Provides support and assistance to anyone involved in a domestic violence situation, including those in same-sex relationships, male survivors, those with disabilities and immigrant victims of domestic violence. All calls to the National Domestic Violence Hotline are anonymous and confidential.  Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 170 languages through interpreter services.
1-800-799-SAFE

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National Dating Abuse Hotline for Teens and Young Adults
A national, 24-hour resource specifically designed for teens and young adults. Accessible by phone or internet, the National Dating Abuse Helpline operates from a call center in Austin, Texas.
Phone: 1-866-331-9474

RAINN - Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network
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Phone: 1-800-656-HOPE

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
Serving the United States, its territories, and Canada, the Hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week who can provide assistance in 170 languages. All calls are anonymous and confidential.
1-800-422-4453

Worldwide – International Directory of Domestic Violence Agencies
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Mangled Hearts Cover Reveal Felicia Tatum


Blurb:
Francesca and Cade
Can two loves find their way back to each other despite an addiction and a hardened heart? Will their love overcome it all?
Francesca Taymon is young, successful, and broken. A tragic accident years ago haunts her to this day, and she blames only one person--the one that holds her heart. When she finally gets her first case, will she be able to handle seeing him again? Can she do her job and keep her heart intact?
Cade Kelling doesn't take life seriously. He’s reckless and irresponsible, drinking all his problems away. When his parents bail him out for the last time, will he be able to handle seeing Francesca after all of these years? Will he be able to tell her what really happened that night 5 years ago or will he lose her forever?
And the most important question….

Can these mangled hearts be mended?
Release Date: July 12, 2013
Cover by Samantha Bagood at Cover Pub

About the Author:


Felicia Tatum was born and raised in Tennessee. She always loved reading, and at the age of twelve began writing. Her passion for creating stories grew and in May 2012, she finally wrote her first novel, The White Aura.

She still lives in Tennessee with her daughter and her kitty. She loves cooking and books. Animals are some of her best friends. She watches a lot of Disney channel and often dreams up new book ideas. She's currently writing the second book in series, as well as a romance novel. Her dream is to write as many books as possible while entertaining as many people as possible.



Thursday, June 27, 2013

Fallen Crest Family by Tijan








Blurb:
Samantha and Mason are together. Everyone knows it. Not everyone is dealing with it. While Mason’s ready to give them the middle finger, there’s one not going away. Her mother. Threats are issued. Ultimatums are given. Even blackmail is used, but only Samantha can put a stop to Analise. However, when a trauma from her past is triggered, she may not have the courage or strength to do what’s needed. If she doesn’t, Mason’s future could be destroyed.


Review:
If you remember your high schools days you might say they were filled with drama. That's certainly true in this case of Fallen Crest Family. However, the drama was brought on by the parents not the high school students themselves. What a switch, huh? If you have not read Fallen Crest High you should read that first as you'll be totally lost reading Falling Crest Family. It is not a stand alone book.


I "stumbled" across FCH (Fallen Crest High) last year and thought I'd check it out. It turned out to be a pretty awesome story. So much so I have been waiting for Fallen Crest Public (FCP) to follow up with FCH. FCF (Fallen Crest Family) would be described as book 1.5 for me. This takes place in the summer months between the school year. Samantha has to decide where she's going to school in the fall. Will she continue at Fallen Crest Academy, where she's been attending, or will she follow her boyfriend, his brother, and friends to Fallen Crest Public?


As mentioned above, the parents of these high schooolers were the ones causing such havoc in this book. Sam's mom to be more specific. Analise didn't like that she didn't have control over Sam anymore and that Sam would rather go to Mason with her problems than her mom. It's no wonder, I wouldn't go to my mom either if she used my issues against me just like Sam's mom does. Analise also thinks she can, and has, picked Sam's friends for her in the past. This is no longer the case.


Analise shows her true colors during this story. I'm hoping James (Mason's dad; Analise's fiance) will get a clue and leave the woman high and dry but it doesn't seem like he will.


I thought this book was great, as usual. Tijan has portrayed the characters well and has even brought crazy into a new light with Analise.


There are sweet moments in this book as well with Mason and Samantha. They are the "perfect couple." Of course it takes a bit for the guys of FCP to accept Samantha, and the girls all hate her. Sam knows if she decides to attend FCP next school year she'll have her work cut out for her since Mason is only attending the fall semester then he graduates.


As you may remember, high school girls are vicious. They're out for blood, and Samantha is the target.


Check the Fallen Crest series out! You will not be disappointed!


5/5 Stars for FCF!
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16134551-fallen-crest-high

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17191012-fallen-crest-family

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18110808-fallen-crest-public


Scorched Treachery by Rebecca Ethington Cover Reveal



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Scorched Treachery - Release Date - July 12th 2013

While Joclyn is trapped in the tormenting hell of Cail’s mind, the battle around her only continues to grow and spread.
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Edmund has infiltrated the underground hallways of Prague, guiding the massacre that would end the lives of the last of the great magical race. In her attempts to stop him, Wynifred has been captured and her magic restrained. Chained up in the ancient dungeons of Prague, her fate is left in the hands of her father, who has tried to kill her before.
With Ryland’s screams and Sain’s fragmented sights as her only company, Wyn must rely on something that has been hidden deep inside of her for centuries to help them break free.
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Ilyan’s whole life has been building up to one purpose. Protect the Silnį»³. He knows what he must do, and he has no doubt in his ability to do so.
But when his father’s magic removes Joclyn’s mind from her body, he is left protecting the shell of the one person he loves. Desperate to find a way to break her free of her prison, he makes a choice. And that one choice changes everything.
Now, Ilyan finds himself bound to Joclyn in a way that he never knew to be possible.
They say that blood is thicker than water, but Black Water burns, and Ilyan’s heart may not be strong enough to keep it pumping through his veins and give the girl he loves back into his brother’s care.
Even if he can, it may not be safe to do so.

Scorched Treachery is the third book in The Imdalind Series
Clean Young-Adult Paranormal Romance
Language: Low
Violence: Moderate
Sexual Content: Low to None

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Vote for the God of All Hotties!!!

TEAM AIDEN
Aiden Arrington from Jillian Dodd's The Keatyn Chronicles, is competing in the YA Crush Tourney hosted by the awesome YA Sisterhood and he needs your vote.  If you are familiar with The Keatyn Chronicles and with Aiden, then I know you're already cheering him on, because let's face it girls, once you meet him, he owns you.  If not............then get ready to get up close and personal with "The God of all Hotties." Special Bonus:  If Aiden wins the tournament, Jillian has agreed to post a very long sneak peek for LOVE ME.  That is 5 full days, 34,000 words, about the first quarter of the book!!!
About Aiden Arrington
Also known as:  The God of all Hotties. 
Drives:  White Maserati GS.
Kissing him:  He always leaves you wanting more.
How he picks up a girl:  He doesn’t.  They come to him.  He just chooses. 
Height:  6’2”  Weight:  190  Grade:  Junior
Eye color:  Emerald green with flecks of blue and rim of golden. 
Hair color:  Dark blonde.
Positive aspects of personality/best qualities: Strong, outspoken, blunt, confident, smart, southern gentleman, passionate about life, fun, humble, driven, well-adjusted, intense, honest, mannered.
He has a deep sexy laugh, great legs, and a lean, athletic body.   
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Want to know more about Aiden? Well, there is no one better to tell us than Keatyn herself.  Let's see what she thinks about one of Aiden's best attributes...one of his very special talents......kissing.  
Pretty soon we are stuck at the very top of the Ferris wheel, looking down at the pretty lights.  He says, “Boots.” I raise my head up, and that’s when he kisses me.  A slow, perfect, time-stood-still, fireworks-in-my-eyes kind of kiss. And it was just a little kiss. No open mouths, no tongues; just a kiss.  A little teeny kiss.  Holy shit.  I’m in love with him...Stalk Me by Jillian Dodd.  
He leads me out of the party and across the hall, opens the door to an empty dorm room, turns on a lamp, then gently pushes me up again the door and kisses me.  Again, it's a slow, soft, amazing kiss that makes me feel like he's kissing my soul.  Kiss Me by Jillian Dodd
“Don’t fight me anymore.”  I don’t get to reply. His lips quickly close the gap between his and mine.  All of a sudden, there is a huge clap of thunder and a bolt of lightening hits a tree not far from us. Rain starts coming down in buckets.  Aiden pulls me up off the ground and we laugh at how soaked we both instantly are.  And there in the pouring rain, I get The. Best. Kiss. Of. My. Entire. Life.  And I’m pretty sure with this kiss, he branded me. Seared his initials into my skin.  Like bite marks from a vampire. I'm his.  Love Me by Jillian Dodd.   
If you are not already convinced, get ready to swoon, because the Hottie God himself is going to tell us his idea of the perfect date with Keatyn:
If I could take her anywhere on a date, I'd take her to our house in Napa Valley. We'd eat dinner outside, watch the sunset, drink a little wine. Then I'd take her down to the gazebo that is lit with twinkle lights and dance with her. When we dance it's like the rest of the world ceases to exist. My arms wrapped around her. Her body pressed against mine. The way her hair always smells like cotton candy. Whispering in her ear. And, of course, kissing. Lots of kissing.
Thanks for supporting Aiden!
Vote for Aiden here.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Choice by Sydney Lane Release Day Review!



Blurb:
Fate brought her here, but will her choices destroy her dreams?

Quincy Priest made all the right choices in her small town, black-and-white life. But being perfect is tiring. So. Very. Tiring.

Wanting desperately to step out of her sister's shadow, Quincy jumps at the opportunity to attend college with her best friend. The quiet bookworm with family secrets comes out of her shell. But when Quincy meets not one, but two perfect guys, she has to make a choice. In doing so, she might forfeit the relationship she secretly longed to find.

Declan. Sweet, handsome, and perfect. He makes her feel cherished for the first time in her life.

Brody. Sexy, hot, and irresistible. He could tear down her carefully built walls.

Before she can become the woman she wants to be, Quincy will make mistakes. And suffer one unimaginable loss

Note from Stephanie:
I started reading this book and my emotions got the better of me so I asked Laura if she would read/review it for me since I couldn't get myself together in time for this review to be due.  I have and interview w/ Sydney below the review though.  

Review by Laura:
 “I know enough to know that I’d like to kiss you right now. To know that if I do, it won’t be nearly enough.”  ~Brody

I like to jump into book blind most of the time.  I usually don’t read the synopsis and with some of them I have an idea of the storyline I may hear from word of mouth or people talking about them being good online.  That was the case with this book.  Stephanie asked me to do the review and told me it was about a girl who meets two boys and has to choose between them.  Well, she was right that is what the book is about and from the beginning I knew which one she was going to choose.  I read along waiting for her to realize herself what she wanted and do the right thing.  I got caught up in her relationships with these guys and how she was finding herself being away from home.  Then I was blindsided by the deeper part of this story and taken into a full on ugly cry.   I had no idea that this was an ugly cry book but after the tears cleared and I was really glad that it was.  The story was good when she was trying to decide between the two but the twist and the pain in the story took it to a whole new level.  I feel it really needed the depth to set it apart from other love triangle books.  This book is romantic, a little steamy, heartbreaking, and inspiring.

4/5 Stars

Excerpt:
Excerpt:

This passage is unedited and subject to change.

I am trying to force my feet to move when someone puts their hands on my shoulders and spins me around. Brody.
“I’m dying inside, Quince. Dying.” He is so close to me, I can feel his breath on my face. “My heart breaks every time you give a piece of yourself to him.”
“Brody, don’t.” I almost shout, desperate to escape his knowing eyes. I try to pull away, but he holds on tighter.
“Please! Please listen to me. You’ve never given me the chance to say anything, and now you are going to listen.” His voice penetrates the fog surrounding me. “Quince, I want to be the person you run to. I want to be the one you trust when the darkness falls. I want to know your dreams, and I want to breathe the air you breathe. I want to be the one who makes you smile. I just want to be with you.” He takes a deep, ragged breath. “Just trust me, Quince! Trust me enough to be with me. Let me love you every day for the rest of your life.”
I back away, shaking my head. “No.” I can’t breathe. My legs are weak. I don’t know if they’ll carry me, but I push away and walk past him. Forcing myself not to run, I panic. What if he follows me?
I don’t hear him, so I look over my shoulder. When my eyes meet his, he begs, “Fate brought us together, but God dammit, Quince! Make me your choice.”


Interview w/ Sydney Lane by Stephanie:

What’s your favorite line from any movie? Ah, yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it. ~ The Lion King

I've faced a lot of adversity in this lifetime, and I have found that you cannot outrun your past. It will always catch up to you. Embrace it, accept it, and you will overcome it.

You've just been hired to a promotions position at Kellog Co. What would you put in a new breakfast cereal box as a gimmick? A podometer - I'm all about getting my 10,000 steps in everyday!

If you could be a pair of jeans what style would you be?  Why? Relaxed fit - I am not stick thin, and I have a huge booty. I can't handle the super tight, form-fitting jeans that make me look like a stripper every time I bend over! And relaxed is something I'm not but wish I was!

You have multiple personalities, describe some of them. The dominating personality is a strict Type A with OCD and a severe case of anal renention. One of my lesser personalities is very funny, finding humor at the oddest times in the most inappropriate places. The last one is a mommy, wife, and daughter who just tries to get by.

What is the best thing you have done in your life? Having my children, of course! They have changed my life in ways I never believed were possible. Best. Thing. Ever.

What are your favorite hobbies? Like most of us, I love to read. Other than that, I love to spend time with my family. We like near a lake, and we can be found boating all summer long. I like to hang out and relax with my friends.

List five adjectives to describe yourself. Hmmmm.... funny, driven, short, talkative, obsessive

Name one of your favorite things about someone in your family. I have this funny little toe trick that I can do. I've never met anyone else who can do it.... until my oldest daughter came along! I love it!

Favorite place to eat? Cherokee Steakhouse in Tennessee

Favorite meal at favorite restaurant? Prime Rib and German potatoes

What's your favorite thing to do in the summer? Fall? Winter? Spring? In the Summer and Spring, my family can be found on our boat in Center Hill Lake. In the Fall, we love going to the pumpkin patch and picking out pumpkins with the kids. They go through the maze, and it is a highlight of the season. In the Winter, we love to play in the snow!

If you could visit any place in the world, where would you choose to go and why? Probably Ireland - I've always been enchanted with the history, architecture, and romanticism of Ireland. Now, the best beta reader ever lives there! I'd love to visit her!

If you could eliminate one thing from your daily schedule, what would it be and why? Shaving! I hate shaving! If I thought noone would care, I'd never shave again!

If you wake up as (name any famous personality), what's the first thing you would do? Prince Harry - WHATEVER I wanted! I love Prince Harry!

Name one funny trait you have, that you would like others to know. I don't know why people would care, but I put on my shoes before I put on my pants. 

Thank you Sydney for stopping by and answering a few questions for our readers! 



Giveaway:





In a Heartbeat by Hilary Storm is Live

Grab your today at:
Amazon US: In A Heartbeat (Rebel Walking #1)
Amazon UK: In A Heartbeat (Rebel Walking #1)
Smashwords: In a Heatbeat (Rebel Walking #1)
Eaven Bennett is a college student with a passion for photography. She has high hopes of completing college and starting a new life as she moves away from her hometown with her best friend, Ivy Adams. Her last boyfriend ruined any chance of her trusting ever again.
Talon Walker is the dark and intriguing drummer for the up and coming band ‘Rebel Walking’. A tragedy in his past has left him empty with no desire for a relationship. That is until he meets Eaven.
One minute your heart is filled with love, the next your entire life comes crashing down. Everything can change in a heartbeat. Can Eaven and Talon overcome the obstacles in their way and find love?

Playing with Fire by Ashley Piscitelli Teaser

I let the reality of what just happened sink in. What was I doing, I needed to be with Carter I should have never left him there tonight. I was weak and scared and I was letting fear run my life. I needed to be stronger, and I knew if I stayed with Chris he would eventually end up killing me. Could I put Carter at risk, though? He told me before he would always protect me I hope he meant it.
Chris was like fire. It was pretty to look at but if you got too close you got burnt, and if it wasn’t controlled it would destroy everything in its path. Doing what I was about to do with Carter was dangerous, but what can I say, I never had parents to warn me not to play with fire.
I waited another ten minutes just to be sure he was passed out then started putting my clothes on. I made my way outside and shut the door. FUCK! I forgot to grab my purse; I had no money, and no way to get to Carter’s house. I didn’t know anyone’s phone number so even if I found a
phone to use, I had no one to call. The only option was to walk and it was about four miles to Carter’s house.
I just prayed that when I got there he was home.
And that he still wanted me.

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Him by Carey Heywood is live

Synopsis:
Sarah Miller hasn’t been home in seven years. She thought she could stay away forever. If it wasn’t for her big brother's wedding, that is. Part of her even feels silly for staying away this long. It's not like anyone even knew what happened. Well, except for him.
That guy. The one she compared all others to. The one who set the bar so high no other guy after him could even compete. The one who made her feel like anything was possible. The one she thought she would never be good enough for. The one she spent the last seven years trying to forget.
All she needs to do is make it through the next week without running into him.

Get it at:
Amazon: Him  Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/328757

About the author:
Here's my bio...
I make up stuff and write it down. Here are some things that make up who I am, in no particular order; Books, Swedish Fish, Rivers, Kids (I have some), Husband (I have 1), Dog, Wuss, Reader, Elephants, Mermaid Shows, Belgian Chocolate, Plastic Rings, Fizzy Water, Abs (I don't have them...well yes, I have them but they're nothing to look at I meant Abs that I like to look at), Twitter (@careylolo), Making up Words, Chair Dancing, Old Movies, Cartoons, Belgian Waffles, Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, People, Kayaks, Screen Porches, Laughing, Colored Paperclips, Junky Green Laptop, Golden Rule, Falling in Love, Jumping in Puddles, Spellcheck, Windy Days
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So Many Reasons Why by Missy Johnson Giveaway


Blurb:
Twenty year old Emma hasn’t left the house since she was attacked as a child. Now, with the impending release of her attacker from prison, Emma knows it’s more important than ever for her to regain control of her life. From her unrelenting nightmares, to her strained relationships, to her crippling agoraphobia, Emma feels as though her life is spiralling out of control.

When her professor, Simon Anderson enters her life, Emma must deal with feelings she has never experienced before.

Though both she and Simon know their relationship is bordering on inappropriate, neither of them are able to ignore the intense chemistry that is quickly developing between them.

What was supposed to keep her mind off the attack has left her more confused than ever. When there are so many reasons why you shouldn’t be together, is simply being in love really enough?

This is book one in a two book series. Book two, Incredible Beauty will release July 2nd, 2013



Excerpt:
“Claire is your ex-wife?” I asked innocently.“Yes.” He chuckled. “I’m sure you have googled her already.”“No, I'm not some crazy woman.” I lied, forcing out a laugh. Unfortunately, my voice came out way higher than I’d have liked. “Besides, why would I Google a professor’s ex-wife?” God I'm such a moron. He laughed again.“Anyway, I better go, I just wanted to say hello. And to reassure you I'm not a psycho.”“You probably think I'm the psycho now.” I moaned, shaking my head. I was going to kill Tom.“You’re not a psycho.” He chuckled. “I think it’s cute. And Emma?”“Yeah?” I squeezed my eyes shut, sure his next comment was going to be another dig.“I like that you have a crush on me.” I groaned again, as his laughter filled my ears. He thought I was cute. Cute was a monkey in a fur coat running around Ikea. I didn't want to be cute. And I was no closer to finding out about him and Claire. He chuckled again before hanging up. I saw Tom peer around the corner.“Come here you bastard!” I growled, stalking toward him.

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Sale & Free Books as on 6/23/2013

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Finally by Scarlett Metal Blog Tour







Blurb:
Lauren broke off an engagement with her old boyfriend because she caught him cheating on her. She's finally ready to move on, but work has been keeping her too busy.

Marcus is a player, never settling down with one girl. No one seems to meet his long list of requirements in a woman.

Marcus and Lauren have worked for the same company for years, but in locations across the country from each other. They've been flirting for months. When they are in the same city for a conference, they spend a few passionate days together, both assuming this is just a fling. Once they each get home though, they realize they want more. Can they make a long distance relationship work? And when Lauren's old boyfriend come back to win her affection, can Marcus compete with their history?

Review:
The one good thing about Lauren finding out her fiance was cheating on her is she was free to act upon the attraction she had with her coworker Marcus.  Though they didn't live in the same state they were working together on project together and would be available to act upon their attraction while he was in the same city.  Marcus could't wait to have Lauren to himself.  He hadn't really liked Kyle and didn't think he was the right man for Lauren.  Thankfully they were going to be able to spend time together without any significant others between them.

I love it when a book has the main characters have instant attraction.  These two had it bad!  It seemed it was all they could do to keep their hands to themselves.  Well...they didn't.  I don't think a more compatible couple was spawned through a work environment.  They had hot sex, hot conversations, and mega attraction.

The question is can their relationship grow into something bigger?  She's in Chicago and he's in Denver.  Who's ever heard of a successful long distance relationship.  Someone would have to move in order to enable them to go further.  Will either of them be willing?

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5/5 stars to Scarlett Metal's Finally.




Author Bio:
Scarlett lives in the Midwest with her family. When she's not busy writing steamy stories, she can be found with her nose in a book, camping, or geocaching with her family. She loves Diet Coke, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and 80's hair bands.

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Playlist:

Finally Playlist

“Sad” – Maroon 5
“I Won’t Give Up” – Jason Mraz
“Need You Now” – Train
“Out of My Head” – Theory of a Deadman
“Breathe” – Faith Hill
“Tangled Up In You” – Staind
“Daylight” – Maroon 5
“Gettin’ You Home” – Chris Young
“Lost In You” – Three Days Grace



Giveaway Code:

·       1 winner will win a $10 Amazon or B&N Gift Card AND a Finally mug with choice of sayings: "My woman in my shirt." OR Marcus's Girl"




Friday, June 21, 2013

Reflect Me by K.B. Webb Cover Reveal



Blurb

If you're looking for a story about a sweet, innocent virgin who rides off into the sunset with a reformed bad boy, then you're looking in the wrong place.

Some people don't get a happily ever after. Molly Scott is one of those people, and she knows it. With the kind of past that she has, and the secrets that she holds, she knows that even if she found Prince Charming, he wouldn't want her. She refuses to dwell on her less than ideal situation though. This is her life, no point in complaining.

Logan Reed had his life planned out, until all his dreams came crashing down around him. Now, hes come back to the town he swore he would never see again to start fresh. He has no plans of ever settling down again, that's how he ended up back here in the first place.

When Molly and Logan meet, they are forced to rethink the lives they thought they knew and the futures they were so sure they wanted. Suddenly, Molly wonders if there is a better life outside of the hell she has built for herself and Logan begins to rethink his resistance towards settling down again.

They say love conquers all, but Molly and Logan are about to find out that sometimes love just isn't enough.


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Shattered Dreams by J. R. Grant Cover Reveal



Synopsis:

Her entire life, Clover has always been a strong-willed girl, determined to make something of herself. When she dreams, she dreams big. And when she loves, she loves fiercely, with her whole heart.
Ben is a stereotypical type guy from the wrong side of the tracks. Growing up, he had to learn to fend for himself which hasn't always been easy.
Together, Ben and Clover make plans for their future. Their love is unbreakable and no one can stop them no matter how hard they try.
But not too long after their big day, lies and secrets are exposed.
The kind of lies that will destroy your life.
The kind of secrets that will rip your heart out and force you to lose all trust and hope with anyone who crosses your path.
But what happens when the love of your life is not who you thought they were?
Do you stay and try to move forward? Or do you let go of everything you thought you once had?
Loving someone is not always easy.
But one thing you will learn in life is 'You can never make someone love you, no matter how hard you try' 


Release Date:
September 2013 



Shattered Dreams written by:
New Adult Romance
Author J.R. Grant
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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Reaching Out For You (Never Letting Go #1) by S. Moose Review



Synopsis:


Adam and Sophia were best friends but when tragedy strikes it's more than Adam can handle and he leaves Sophia alone in the dark.

Four years later, Adam and Sophia are reunited and the sparks between them return but is it too late?

Sophia is happy again and has let go of the darkness. She has great friends and a sweet boyfriend name Kyle. Now that Adam is back how will she be able to balance her boyfriend and her best friend?

The darkness always finds you again but will Adam be able to save her or leave her again?

NOTE: This will be part of the Never Letting Go series


Review:

I think that there is so much more to the story than you get from the synopsis and I enjoyed it.  It was filed with emotion, suspense, drama, and romance.

Adam and Sophia had been best friends from the time they were in diapers until tragedy struck.  Sophia has a personal tragedy and it caused her to spin out of control.  Adam couldn't handle watching her self-destruct so he walked away from her and their friendship. Four years later Sophia is in college and Adam walks into her classroom.  You walk through the fear and anxiety she feels as she reconnects with Adam. 

Along with Adam Sophia reconnects with her other best friends Erin her best friend from college and Connor who is Adams brother.  I love the way Sophia blossoms and gains strength from her friends.  They are a tight group that is always there for her and she needs the support system.  Throughout the book there are many intense situations that test Sophia and her relationship with Adam as well as the rest of the group.  I’m going to leave it at that because I don’t want to give anything away ;)

This book is written from Sophia’s POV and I felt like I was looking into her diary and reading about her life.  At times I feel like she was too much in her head and she was over-thinking everything.  However, I did feel as if I could feel her love, fear, and anxiety as I was reading.  Feeling how she did made me route for her and fear along with her and smile at the romantic moments.

There is sooo much more to this story that I can’t share with you without spoiling it for you.  I say grab it and see if Adam and Sophia can get past their friendship and all of the challenges that keep coming between then and see if they have their happily ever after.

About the author:

I graduated from St. John Fisher College with my BA in 2011. I love writing and it's always been a dream of mine to publish my work. Reading is a passion of mine and the recent self publishing authors have inspired me to do the same.

I want to inspire others the way I've way words have touched my life. I think that everyone has a purpose in life, it just takes time to find it.

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/book/show/17658093-reaching-out-for-you


Amazon: Reaching Out For You (Never Letting Go)