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Monday, 31 March 2014

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: The Art of Keeping Faith [Uni Files 02] by Anna Bloom!


Lilah and Ben. They are meant to be a thing.

Well they were. The best thing ever. That was until Lilah decided to teach herself a lesson, and let go of Ben as she learnt The Art of Letting Go.

Now it’s a new academic year, and Lilah has it all to play for and it all too lose as she battles scary lecturers, evil PR girls and her own inability to make the right decision at the right time.

Life has moved on for Lilah and her friends, and life off campus is more complicated than any of them would have guessed. As the reality of being second year students sets in and the study starts to build up, cracks begin to appear in the very fabric of their friendships. There is a chance that none of them are going to complete Year Two in one piece.

Facing down her worst enemy: herself. Lilah has to try and change her own past mistakes when she realises that the only way she is going to get the future she wants is if she manages to learn The Art of Keeping Faith in herself.

The Art of Keeping Faith is the second year in The Uni File Series and continues Lilah McCannon’s diary as she searches for love, tries to find and earn trust, and ultimately discovers who she is really meant to be.

Sometimes the only way to meet your future is to face your past.

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Author bio:

Anna Bloom is a contemporary romance writer who writes about life as it happens. Combining a busy schedule of looking after two small children whilst working in a local school and completing The Uni Files series. Anna’s main aim in life is to create the perfect book which makes a reader laugh and cry at the same time, hopefully causing a convulsive (impossible to ignore) donkey noise. It’s a work in progress! Anna also spends a lot of time imagining kissing hot guys – all in the name of her art.



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Sunday, 30 March 2014

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Written On Her Heart [Callaway Cove 01] by Paige Ryan!


 
To escape the ensuing media whirlwind after scandalous events in his novels were revealed to be true, big-time author Ford Delaney relocates to Callaway Cove.

When 21-year-old budding writer, Andi Callaway, returns home for college break, she discovers her literary idol - Ford Delaney, a world famous novelist - has taken refuge in her tiny hometown.

Andi determines to win a job as his assistant - but being hired by the handsome, reclusive author means competing with her friends for the job and ignoring the wishes of her longtime boyfriend.

As romantic sparks begin to fly between Andi and Ford, the heat they generate will either forge a powerful, enduring love or threaten everything she holds dear.

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Author bio:
 
This is the part where I’m supposed to tell you about myself. I could tell you that I am a romance writer. Or that I have my first novel coming out in 2014. Sure, I could tell you those kind of things. Like where I’m from, when I was born, etc. etc.  But I’m not particularly fond of traditional bio’s, so I’ll list some fun, or at the very least, interesting, facts about myself instead.
  • I like pumpkin spice lattes in the fall, Halloween, and snowflakes.
  • Early morning is my favorite time of day, and I prefer a good sunrise over a sunset.
  • My mother’s my best friend (and I’m not afraid to admit it)!
  • I’m a chocolate fanatic, coffee fanatic, and wine fanatic — overall fanatic.
  • For me, writing is a process that cannot be rushed.
  • I dream of having a point in my life, where I take three months and do nothing but travel to exotic places.
  • My family is the most important thing to me.
  • I love gardening and tend to have a green thumb outdoors , but will kill any indoor plant almost instantaneously.
  • I used to dream of opening a little bakery/coffee shop, where I’d sell books.
  • I used to be anti-Kindle until I got my first one, then I ate my own words because I could never go without one again.
  • My favorite holiday is Easter. Oh, and I’m a big sucker for Valentines Day. I always have been.
  • My favorite color is that particular light green color used for baby clothes. What is it? Sea-foam?
  • I have an obsessive personality, ( I got it honest. Thanks Mom.) but, thank heavens, it seems to be limited only to my work.
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Saturday, 29 March 2014

Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway: Tempting Rowan [Trace + Olivia 03] by Micalea Smeltzer!

  
 
   “Alright, I’m done,” I forced a small smile for Trent. “Should you go grab that ferret food you need?”
   “Who said anything about ferret food?” He winked, heading towards the checkout.
   I groaned, tilting my head back to look up at the ceiling. “You little liar. Do you even have a ferret?”
   “Yeah, he just doesn’t need any food right now,” Trent shrugged, looking for a line that wasn’t too long.
   “Then why’d you tell me you were here for ferret food?” I continued to fire questions at him.
   “It would be creepy if I said I came here because I saw your car. Ferret food seemed like a safe excuse,” he chuckled.
   “You’re ridiculous,” I shook my head, letting my long hair hide my face.
   “Hey, I got to spend time with you, and you got to spend time with me. So, I’d say it was a win-win situation, wouldn’t you?” He raised a brow as he reached into the cart to begin placing items on the conveyer belt.
   “Who said I ever wanted to spend time with you?” I snapped.
   His eyes flicked up to mine and hurt flashed briefly in the blue depths before being replaced by mischief. “You don’t have to say it, Row. Your body does all the talking, and your body is attracted to my body.”
   “Keep dreaming,” I mumbled, wrapping my arms protectively across my torso.
   “Oh, I don’t have to,” his lips quirked up in a smile, “it won’t be long till you see things my way. I’ve been told that I’m very persuasive.”
   “I’m guessing that you were the kid that was never told ‘no’ as a child,” I quipped.
   “Oh, I was told no plenty of times. Everyone knows my brother is the favorite. Personally, I don’t get it. The guy dresses like he’s going into the woods to cut down some trees, he says the weirdest things, and he’s a pain in the ass.” Shrugging, he added, “Don’t worry though, the lack of attention didn’t ruin my childhood. I’m perfectly okay,” he spread his arms wide. “There’s no need to feel sorry for me, but if you’d like to kiss me and make it all better, I won’t complain.”
   I rolled my eyes. “I’m not kissing you.”
   “You’ve kissed me before, Rowan,” he smirked. Leaning in, so his lips brushed my ear, he whispered, “In fact, we’ve done a lot more than kiss.”
   My cheeks flamed and I put both of my hands against his muscular chest, giving him a shove. He chuckled.
   “You can’t deny the facts, Row.”
   I chose to ignore him, shoving the cart forward so I could start loading the plastic bags. The cashier announced the total, and I reached for my wallet, but Trent was already pulling out a credit card.
   “Nope, no way, put that thing away,” I warned. I was not letting Trent buy my groceries. I didn’t need his charity.
   “Row, don’t be difficult,” he went to swipe his card.
   “Don’t even think about swiping that card, Trenton.” My voice was icy cold. I was pissed.
   “You mean like this?” He blinked his eyes innocently and swiped the card.
   “Cancel that!” I pointed at the cashier. She looked at me like I had lost my mind…maybe I had.
   “Uh…” She looked from me to Trent and back again.
   “Don’t listen to her,” Trent waved a hand dismissively. “My girlfriend likes to assert her independence by buying the groceries. But I’m a man, and that’s my job. She really needs to stop getting her panties in such a bunch.”
   My mouth fell open as the cashier handed him the receipt. “I’m not your girlfriend.” I don’t know why those were the first words to leave my mouth.
   “Oh honey, you always say such hurtful things when you’re on your period. I should’ve gotten you a brownie,” he smirked, throwing a smile over his shoulder at the cashier. We sure were giving her an entertaining evening.
   Trent pushed me aside and rolled the cart out into the night. He headed straight to where my car was parked and I wasn’t surprised to see his shiny black car parked beside it. “Open the trunk,” he demanded, already grabbing up bags.
   “I don’t need your help.”
   He looked at me peculiarly. “I never said you did need my help, but I want to help you, and there’s a big difference. Besides, Row, accepting help doesn’t make you any less of an independent person. I know you’re all for girl power and doing things by yourself, but it’s okay to let someone else step in and take care of you.”
   I swallowed thickly, looking down at the ground so he couldn’t see the tears in my eyes. I opened the trunk and stepped back, hoping he didn’t see how upset I was.
   No one had ever taken care of me. I was raising Ivy, Tristan, and myself.
   Nobody cared about me, and if I let Trent in I’d get spoiled to having him, then he’d leave and I’d be even more shattered than I was now. He got all the groceries in the trunk and reached up to close it.
   My breath fogged the chilly air as I forced myself to thank him. “Thank you,” I finally squeaked after an awkward silence.
   He laughed—and oh my God how I loved his laugh, it was husky and masculine, and perfect like him. “It really killed you to say that, didn’t it?”
   I shrugged. “No one ever helps me, so I’m not used to thanking people.”
   “That’s really sad,” he frowned.
   “It’s the truth,” I pushed my hair out of my eyes, heading for the driver’s door. “I’ll see you…sometime.”
   “Row?”
   “Yeah?” I turned back around and he was right there.
   He reached out, caging me between his arms, his hands resting on the rusted hood of my car.
   “Goodnight,” he whispered huskily, and then he kissed me. It wasn’t really a kiss, more a brush of his lips, but it was enough to ignite a fire in my body. I found myself leaning in, wanting more, but he was already gone.
   I opened my eyes, which I hadn’t realized I closed, and saw him getting into his car wearing a proud smirk.
   He drove away and I still stood there in the cold. I was in a daze, shocked by his brazenness and how much I’d enjoyed the barely there touch of our lips. My heart raced against my ribcage and I reached up to place shaking fingers against my lips. I was so screwed.

I’m drowning in the numbness. It’s pulling me under and I can’t see the surface. It’s easier to pretend I can’t feel. And the longer you pretend, the easier it is to believe. But he wants to save me. Only he can’t. I have to save myself…and I don’t know if I want to.

Rowan Sinclair’s life has been anything but easy. With an alcoholic mother and a sleazy stepfather, it’s been her responsibility to raise her younger siblings. At twenty-one she’s chained to a life she doesn’t want, but sees no other alternative. After all, what would happen to her brother and sister if she were to leave?

Trenton Wentworth sees the pain behind Rowan’s eyes. He wants nothing more than to make it disappear. To hold her. To love her. Except Rowan keeps everyone at a safe distance. But if there’s anyone that can break down the walls she’s built around herself, it’s Trent. So she avoids him at all costs. But Trent isn’t one to be easily evaded. He’s stubborn and determined. He’ll save this girl even if it costs him everything.

Love, lies, and deception.

That’s the name of the game when you’re Tempting Rowan.

 
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Author bio:

Micalea Smeltzer is an author from Virginia. Her name is pronounced Muh-call-e-uh. She is permanently glued to her computer, where she constantly writes. She has to listen to music when she writes and has a playlist for every book she’s ever started. When she’s not writing, she can be found reading a book or playing with her three dogs.


Website: http://micaleasmeltzer.com

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Friday, 28 March 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Resisting Atlantis [Atlantis 01] by Jamie Canosa!


Publication date: 16th March 2014
Paperback edition: -
Source: Kindle
Rating: 4.5 stars
Synopsis: What if everything you think you know . . . is wrong?

Cora is your average college freshman. Battling the evils of boring classes and noisy dorms, her greatest concern is how to attract the attention of the drool-worthy, party-god next door.

That is, until Kaden comes barging into her life, insisting everything she knows is false. The family and friends she grew up with don’t exist. Her entire past a carefully-crafted fabrication, created to replace the truth.

Her name isn’t Cora, it’s Cameron. And she isn’t from New York. She hails from Atlantis. Yeah, that Atlantis. Oh yeah, and she’s psychic.

Crazy, right?

Except, tall, dark, and out-of-his-ever-loving-mind doesn’t come alone. Trouble follows, thrusting Cameron back into a world she can’t remember and a life she must reclaim if they’re going to make it out alive.


I was really excited when the author told me about this book! I'm a big fan of her other books and I was looking forward to reading this one! Plus, I knew I definitely wanted to read this after I read the synopsis! It sounded amazing and so different! This book was so unique and it was written brilliantly! I completely loved it! The plot of Resisting Atlantis had a really unique concept to it, which I loved! I haven't read anything like it before! There was also a bit of a paranormal aspect to the plot, but it wasn't like full on paranormal and it didn't have paranormal creatures in it like vampires or werewolves! The plot also had quite a lot of suspense in it and it had a bit of action in it too, which are two things I love in the plot of a book! The plot kept me wanting to read on and find out what was going to happen next too, but I do have to say that sometimes the action slowed down, which made the plot drag on just a little! I loved it though and I really enjoyed where it went! The characters were amazing! Cameron 'Cora' was the main female character and she was kick-ass in this book! At the beginning of this book, she didn't have any idea of her background and her past, but she soon learns all about it and she takes it all in her stride! She was also determined, loyal and feisty, which are things I loved about her! Cameron did surprise me in this book because she started off being quite quiet and kept to herself and then the next minute she was ready to go into battle lol! I just loved Cameron and her personality! Kaden was the main male character and he was so hot and so protective of Cameron! I just adored him! I could also see that he had really strong feelings for Cameron and that he would do anything to make sure she stayed safe! My heart did go out to Kaden when this book went back and showed you how bad his life had been and how bad the environment he was raised in was! Kaden didn't let it change him though and what he had been through made him even more determined to get rid of the bad guys, who were just a bit too close to home ;) There were also quite a few secondary characters in this book and they all added a lot to the plot! I wasn't really expecting this book to be written from both Cameron and Kaden's point of views, but I really enjoyed it because it added a lot to the plot and I loved getting to see Cameron and Kaden's feelings for each other through both of their eyes! I'm really excited to read the next book in this series! This book exceeded my expectations and I can't wait to see what's going to happen next! The ending of this book also leaves it open for so much to happen in the next book, so I can't wait to see where the author's going to take it! The cover for this book is different to what I was expecting it to be, but I like it! It represents the book really well! Big thank you to Jamie for an ARC of Resisting Atlantis and also for having me on her Blog Tour!


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Author bio:

Jamie Canosa is a full time author of YA/NA literature, which she absolutely loves. When she’s not writing or spending time with her family, she can usually be found with her nose in a book. She currently resides in Upstate NY with her husband, and their three crazy kids . . . plus the cat, the bird, and the rabbit.


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Thursday, 27 March 2014

Cover Re-Reveal: Unbreakable [Unbreakable 01] by Rebecca Shea!

 
 
Jessica Harper is the epitome of perfection. She’s a good daughter, makes excellent grades, and always strays on the safe side of life. The last thing she thought would ever happen was falling in love with her best friend’s brother. But sometimes fate just has a way of bringing two people together.

Wide receiver for the University of Arizona, Gabe Garcia, seems to have it all. When his feelings for Jessica come to surface, Gabe will give up everything to be with her.

But what happens when a tragedy abruptly changes the course of your life? For Jessica and Gabe, everything they thought they knew about each other will be questioned. Sometimes, there are scars in life that are cut too deep to completely heal.

Will their love prove to be unbreakable, or will it shatter and prove fate is just another lie?

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Author bio:

Rebecca Shea is the USA Today Bestselling author of Unbreakable. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her family and her beagle, Miles. From the time Rebecca could read she has had a passion for books. Rebecca spends her days working full-time and her nights writing, bringing stories to life. Born and raised in Minnesota, Rebecca moved to Arizona in 1999 to escape the bitter winters. When not working or writing, she can be found on the sidelines of her sons football games, or watching her daughter at ballet class. Rebecca is fueled by insane amounts of coffee, margaritas, Laffy Taffy (except the banana ones), and happily ever afters.

 

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Take Me for Granted [Take Me 01] by K.A. Linde!

 
 
Grant
Manwhore. Adrenaline junkie. Lead singer of ContraBand. What you see is what you get. I make no apologies for my actions, and by now no one expects any from me. I live my life the way I want and as long as it pushes the demons back, then I'm solid. I've never needed a chick for more than a good lay. Why would I need just one when I can have a different one every night?

Until she walks into my world.

Aribel
Mouthy. Perfectionist. Princeton student. Chemistry major. Yes, that pretty much describes me. Oh, and virgin. But I'm only nineteen, and have more important things to concern myself with. What really matters is finishing my degree and getting a good job. I’ve worked hard for what I want, and do what’s expected of me. I don’t need anyone to get in my way.

Until he opens up my world.

But if I give you my world, whatever you do…don’t TAKE ME for granted.
 
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Author bio:

K.A. Linde graduated with her Masters in political science from the University of Georgia in 2012. She also has a bachelors in political science and philosophy. She wrote her the Avoiding Series while struggling through advanced statistical modeling and writing her thesis. She enjoys dancing and writing novels that keep you guessing until the very end.

She currently resides in Georgia with her boyfriend and two puppies, Lucy and Riker.



 
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Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Promo Blitz & Giveaway: Pretty Little Things by Teresa Mummert!


I was young enough not to understand that my life was different. Colin became the one person that I could count on to protect me. He suffered for the both of us by carrying the burden of our secret. 
We were the lucky few that got a chance to start over. A fake family, a new home and a pretty little life built on lies. But while our lives continued to intertwine, we were put on very different paths. Now it was only a matter of time before they collide and the beast behind the beauty is exposed.


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Author bio:

I was a Russian spy at the ripe age of thirteen, given my uncanny ability to tell if someone was lying ( I also read fortunes on the weekends). By sixteen I had become too much of a handful for the Lethal Intelligence Ensemble (L.I.E.). I was quickly exiled to the south of France where I worked with wayward elephants in the Circus of Roaming Animals and People (C.R.A.P.). I was able to make ends meet by selling my organs on the black market for pocket change and beer money. At the age of twenty three I decided to expand my horizons and become a blackjack dealer in Ireland. I loved the family atmosphere at Barney's Underground Liquor Lounge (B.U.L.L.). People couldn't resist the allure of Liquor up front and poker in the rear. Eventually I became tired of the rear and headed off to the United States to try my hand at tall tales. That is what brings us here today. If you have a moment I'd like to tell you a story. (This bio is not to be taken seriously under any circumstance.)

Teresa Mummert is an army wife and mother whose passion in life is writing. She is the author of the New York Times and USA Todaybestselling novels White Trash Beautiful and Suicide Note. Born in Pennsylvania, she lived a small town life before following her husband's military career to Louisiana and Georgia. Check out her website for samples and updates! TeresaMummert.com


 
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Monday, 24 March 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Fighting Connolly’s Series by Roxie Rivera!


Excerpt from In Jack's Arms [Fighting Connolly's 02]!

   I couldn't stop staring at those big, strong hands of his. He wasn't as stocky as his youngest brother Kelly, but he was taller and leaner than Finn. Jack had an incredible physique with muscular forearms and biceps that stretched the sleeves of his T-shirts. This close to him, I relished the incredible heat and that intoxicating, woodsy scent that followed him everywhere. It had to be his soap. Jack didn't strike me as the type of guy who misted himself with cologne just to hang around his gym.

Our fingers touched every time he handed me a dish to rinse and dry. I tried to ignore the illicit thrill that sparked deep in my core, but it was impossible. My thoughts kept turning back to the way Jack had so tenderly cupped my face and traced my lip. His action left no chance for misinterpretation. Jack wanted me. I didn’t know why or even when that had happened, but it was clear as day.

I practically vibrated with giddiness at the discovery.
   Me. Me. Me. He wants me.

   "Abs?" He waved a plastic tumbler. "You zoned out there for a second."


   "Oh. Sorry." Flushed, I reached for the cup and rinsed it quickly. Trying to get a grip, I searched for a safe discussion topic. My gaze landed on the tattoo marking the underside of his left forearm. It was the first time I had been at the right angle to read the Latin inscription inked on his skin. "Fortune favors the bold, huh?"


   Jack glanced at me with surprise. "You know Latin?"

   
"Catholic school," I explained.


   "Really?" He seemed even more surprised by that.

   
"I went to St. Mary's."

   "The private school?"


   "I was a scholarship kid." The all-girls academy was the best in Houston and had a rigorous curriculum that sent all of its graduates to good colleges. "Actually, I was in the same class as Lena Cruz. Erin Hanson and Cassie Roberts were in the year below us." Knowing that Jack had recently had trouble with Cassie's boyfriend John Hagen, I didn't mention the connection. Instead, I asked, "Do you know Erin?"

   
"Ivan Markovic's new wife?"

   
"Yep."

   
"I know her by sight. She's really pretty—and not at all the type of woman I would ever expect a man like Ivan to marry."

"Their wedding was really beautiful. They seem to be madly in love with each other."


   "She must love him to take on that history," he muttered. Scrubbing a plate, he asked, "What about Bee Langston and her friends?"

   
"You mean like Hadley Rivera?"

   
"The one who draws comics?"

   
"Graphic novels," I corrected. "She was a year under me and in the same class as Vivian Valero. Er—I guess she's Kalasnikov, now. Bee Langston and her bestie Coby, the DJ, were a year behind those two. Caitlin Weston went to school with us for a while, but she graduated really early, even earlier than Bee. Pips Barlow Bennett, the oil heiress who hangs around with Ty Weston, was in the same year as Lena and Erin too."

   
"Jesus," Jack breathed with a tinge of awe. "You've just listed the who's who of Houston."

   
"The program attracts the best. We've all stayed in touch, networked and supported one another."

   
"I guess BeyoncĂ© was right about girls owning the world," he said with a playful wink.

   
I rolled my eyes and flicked suds at him. "I never pegged you as the BeyoncĂ© type."

   
He splashed me back. "What can I say? I'm a well-rounded guy."

   
I giggled and dabbed at my cheek with the dishtowel. Looking at the bold ink on his arm, I asked, "So why that motto?"

   
"It's the way I've lived my life."

   
"Does that mean you like taking risks?"

   
"Calculated risks? Sure."

"Like?"

   
"Like this one."
   With those lighting reflexes of his, Jack swooped down toward me and planted his lips against mine. Shocked by his unexpected kiss, I inhaled a sharp breath. My eyelashes fluttered together and excitement rocked me. The chaste touch of his lips against mine, an innocent, sweet kiss like two teenagers on a first date might exchange, ended much too soon. 

Still reeling from the surprise of it, I blinked and peered up into the grass green eyes that had enthralled me from day one. "Jack?"

   
"Tell me to stop, Abby. If you don't want me, you need to tell me right now."

   
I gulped as his roughened voice sent shivers right through me. "And if I do want you?"

   
His forehead touched mine. "Kiss me, Abby. Show me how much you want me."

   

Gripping his shirt, I rose on tiptoes and captured the mouth of the man who had been starring in my fantasies for ever so long. Though I initiated the kiss, Jack quickly took control. Something told me that he would always be the one in control, the commanding alpha male who protected and supported me—and I wouldn't have it any other way.

He cradled my face in his wet hands and flicked his tongue against the seam of my lips. I clutched at his arms, desperate for something to hold onto, and let him swipe his tongue across mine. Head pounding, I prayed my shaky legs would hold me up as Jack stabbed deeper and kissed me with such passion.

As if reading my mind, Jack crouched down and used those brawny arms of his to lift me right up. He deposited me on the nearest countertop, and I wrapped my legs around his waist, drawing him in and keeping him close. His strong hands gripped the front of my polo shirt, tugging it free from my jeans, and then slid under the fabric to stroke my bare belly. His fingertips were rough and hot, rasping me and setting me on fire.


   "Jack." I breathed his name with such need. I couldn't believe this was happening. It was a million times hotter than I had ever imagined. Nearly delirious with desire, I rocked against Jack and encouraged the exploration of his masterful hands.

He plundered my mouth, taking what he wanted and giving me so much pleasure in return. Clasping my nape, he tilted my head back and gazed down into my eyes. We were both breathing hard now and both desperate for more, so very much more.
   "Abby, I want—"

But he didn't get the rest of that thought finished.

A terrifying crash shattered our beautiful moment. Squealing tires 
and exploding glass could be heard throughout the house.

Jack snatched me right off the counter, dragged me down to the floor and covered my body with his. As if he had never left the battlefield, he shouted orders to Mattie, commanding him to stay put and lock his bedroom door. Pushing me into a corner where I would be well protected, he pinned me with a stern, no-nonsense look as he fished his cell phone from his jeans.
   Shoving it into my hand, he said, "Stay here. Call 9-1-1. Do not come after me. Understand?"

   
"Yes, Jack."

He kissed my forehead and rushed out of the kitchen. Dialing the phone with shaking fingers, I prayed he would come back to me in one piece.
 
In Kelly's Corner [Fighting Connolly's 01]!

After a stalker breaks into her home, internet entrepreneur Bee Langston decides Kelly Connolly is the only man who can help her—but seeking help from the former Marine isn’t easy, especially after she made a spectacular fool of herself trying to kiss the sinfully sexy bodyguard.

When Kelly spots Bee weaving her way through the Houston nightspot where he’s working security, all those feelings he’s desperately tried to deny for his best friend’s sister come flooding to the surface. He’ll do anything to keep her safe, even if means getting up close and personal with the one woman he simply can’t have.

Soon, Bee’s stalker isn’t his only problem. His gambling addict father is tangled in a mess of debts to two of Houston’s toughest loan sharks. With the family gym on the line, there’s only one way for Kelly to make everything right. He agrees to fight for the Albanian mob in an underground bare-knuckle fighting tournament.

But winning the tournament and saving his family’s legacy comes at a high price—one that just might cost Bee her life.



In Jack's Arms [Fighting Connolly's 02]!

When pawn broker Abby Kirkwood discovers the evidence of a chilling drug cartel hit on one of the video cameras hocked in her store, she turns to the only man she can trust—Jack Connolly.

The smolderingly sexy former Marine runs a successful gym down the street and coaches her brother's special needs baseball team. He's the one man who is always there when she needs him. If anyone can protect her family, it's commanding, capable Jack.

The moment he learns someone is threatening Abby and her brother, Jack sees red. To save the woman he's secretly loved for years, he'll do whatever it takes, even if it means facing off with a Mexican drug cartel and making deals with the same Albanian mob outfit that tried to ruin his family.

He finally has sweet, feisty Abby right where she was always meant to be—writhing with pleasure in his bed and safely sheltered in his arms. The vicious cartel assassin hot on her heels has no idea what he's up against.

The Connolly brothers are standing strong together—and no one touches their family.


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In Finn's Heart [Fighting Connolly's 03]!


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Author bio:

I like to write super sexy romances and naughty erotica that make your pulse pound. You can get updates on new releases by visiting my website (
roxierivera.com), signing up for my newsletter (http://eepurl.com/sX-z1) or liking my author page on Facebook.

I also write erotic romances as Lolita Lopez including the red-hot GRABBED series for Ellora’s Cave and the upcoming Dragon Heat series from Forever Yours/Grand Central

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Sunday, 23 March 2014

Release Day Blitz & Review: Broken Wings by Erika Ashby!

 
Publication date: 6th March 2014
Paperback edition: 386 pages
Source: Kindle
Rating: 5 stars
Synopsis Lynsie Fox has what she considers to be a perfect life. Married to Lincoln, a military pilot, she's living the Army life she's always loved. Being a sucker for great love stories, Lynsie makes it her mission to find Lincoln's best friend and co-pilot, Dax Adams, a good woman.

Losing the one woman he's ever loved, Dax attempts to be a good sport by playing along in Lynsie's match-making scheme. However, Dax is certain he will never get the woman of his dreams.

But life doesn't always fly smoothly. When turbulence strikes, Lynsie watches her world crash and burn around her, leaving her empty with broken wings. Despite her grief, can she mend the pieces back together and learn to fly again?


I've read this author's other book, Save Me From Me, and I seriously loved it, so I was looking forward to reading more from her! When I first heard about this book, I knew I was going to need tissues and I was going to have a book hangover after reading it lol! And I can say that I was exactly right lol! This is one of the most emotional books I've ever read! I must have went through an entire box of tissues while reading it! It had the kind of plot that you know what's going to happen, but you don't want it to happen! I feel that these kind of plots make you connect more with the book and the characters, which is probably why I cried so much lol! Who am I kidding! I would have cried just as much as I did if I hadn't know what was going to happen! The synopsis gives you a pretty good idea of what happens in the plot, but I love that it keeps it quite vague as well! I do have to admit that I did kind of guess quite a few things that were going to happen in the plot as it progressed, but the plot was so beautifully written and there were some twits and turns in it too! The characters were amazing! Lynsie was the main female character and my heart completely went out to her in this book! I got to experience her when she was happy and she had everything to look forward too, and then I watched it all be taken away in a second! After what Lynsie goes through, she relies on the main male character in this book, Dax! I could see why Lynsie did that because Dax reminded Lynsie of her husband and that's what Lynsie needed, but as the book progressed, Lynsie started to develop feelings for Dax and she didn't know how to handle them! Lynsie learns how to spread her wings though and learns how to let go and live again! Dax was one of the kinda main male characters in this book! I loved Dax! He was such a sweetheart and my heart went out to him as well because he had just lost one of his best friends! Dax was so brave though because he sort of put his grief to one side and made sure that Lynsie was okay and he tried to ease her suffering! You could easily see that Dax had had feelings for Lynsie for ages before he admitted them to her, but I really admired Dax for keeping his feelings to himself and not trying to cause trouble between Lynsie and her husband and then after for letting her grief! I wasn't expecting this book to be written from both Lynsie and Dax's point of views, so I was pretty surprised when Dax's point of view came up, but it was definitely essential because of what happens in the plot! I also loved this book even more because it was written from both of the main characters point of views! I can completely understand why this book is a standalone! Everything is sort of wrapped up and the characters learn how to live again and how to let go, but still remember! I've just discovered though that there's going to be a companion novel that focuses on Dex's brother, Dustin! I'm so freaking excited to read it and get inside Dustin's head! I was really intrigued by him in this book! The cover for this book is unbelievable! It suits the book 100%! I can't get over how beautiful it is! It's stunning! Big thank you to Erika for an ARC of Broken Wings and to Enticing Journey Book Promotions for having me on the Release Day Blitz!


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Author bio:
 
Being born an "Army Brat", Erika Ashby has been residing in Oklahoma the last 10 years finally putting an end to the nomad tendencies she had grown accustomed to. She's a happily married woman who has 5 kids between her and her husband. She has an insane passion for music and embraces her Inner Groupie any chance she has. It wasn't until the age of 29 that she realized she also had a hidden passion for reading; before then she claimed to have hated it. Six months after unlocking that deep desire she never knew she held, she turned the key to another chapter of her life which has become the desire to write. And the rest is still history in the making.
 
 
 
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Saturday, 22 March 2014

Release Promo & Giveaway: Under the Orange Moon by Adrienne Frances!


Dylan Mathews grew up in a house that was always filled with good-looking guys. However, with four protective older brothers they never stood a chance.

Except for one.

Dylan knew she loved Ben McKenna from the first time she laid eyes on him. When he started sneaking in her room, she thought he felt the same way.

But just as their passion ignited, he left for college and never came back.

Until now.

Returning home after 5 years, Ben realizes Dylan has always been the one for him.

Can he win back her heart and finally find love under the orange moon?


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You can read a sneak peek of the book at iBooks


 

Author bio:

Adrienne Frances spends her time as a writing consultant at a university near her home. In her spare time, she loves to be with her husband and two sons, who have made her exactly who she is today. Writing is a passion that she has appreciated for as long as she can remember. She believes that a wild imagination is a terrible thing to waste and should be captured and brought to life by all that are blessed to have one. This way of life is what led her to become a writer and later an author under Bandit Publishing. Her first celebrated novel, Under the Orange Moon, is set to release in March.

 

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Friday, 21 March 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Unconditional [Beachwood Bay 03] by Melody Grace!


Publication date: 18th March 2014
Paperback edition: -
Source: Kindle
Rating: 5 stars
Synopsis: "I’ve spent my whole life chasing perfection: perfect looks, perfect man, perfect home. But in one brutal moment, I realized it was all just a beautiful lie…"

Carina MacKenzie is fleeing from her past. Picking up the wreckage of her shattered dreams, she seeks comfort in the only place she’s ever felt safe: Beachwood Bay.

Garrett Sawyer isn’t looking to be anyone’s savior. Scarred by old betrayals, he’s sworn never to put his heart on the line again -- especially not for a damaged, high-maintenance girl like Carina. But passion knows no logic, and soon, their reckless chemistry is making him forget his bitter vows.

Two damaged hearts. The hope of true love. As their passion blazes out of control, Carina and Garrett struggle to escape their legacies of hurt. But can you ever outrun the past? And when everything is on the line, can they trust enough to build a love that's unconditional?

Favourite quote: "Every journey begins with a single step. The only thing you have to fear is fear itself."

I just completely adore this series and every book just seems to get better and better, so to say I was excited to read this book was an understatement! This book really was amazing! I wasn't really sure what to expect from it after I read the synopsis, but what I got blew me away! The plot started straight away and went at a pace to keep me desperate to read on and find out what was going to happen next and how things were going to develop! There were also some twists and turns to keep it interesting and I didn't see them coming! The plot was about two characters, who had both been through a lot, sort of reconnecting and realising their true feelings for each other! It was really beautiful and the main characters relationship did develop a lot further then I had expected! I also have to admit that I shed tears while reading this book, but not because it was sad, but because it was just so beautiful! I can't get over how beautiful it was! The character were amazing! Carina was the main female character and she really surprised me in this book! She was described as an ice queen, but she was anything but! She had actually been through a lot and then she went through a lot in this book too! Carina kept her troubles to herself and tried to tell herself that she was happy when she was living a lie! I just adored Carina because she was in such a predicament until she made a decision that changed everything in her life! Carina was also the older sister of the main character in the first book in this series, Juliet! I can honestly say that I didn't make the connection, so I was pretty surprised lol! It was amazing to have Juliet and Emerson back for some of this book though! Garrett was the main male character and the love interest of Carina! I completely loved Garrett! He was so hot and I loved that he taught Carina that no matter how many mistakes you make, there are always ways to come back from them! Garrett had been through a lot as well, but it takes until quite a long time through this book until what he'd been through starts to unravel, but what a secret he was keeping! I wasn't expecting it! It definitely showed why Garrett acted the way he did though and my heart did go out to him! Garrett was a stong character though and he did prove this! I also loved that this book was written from both Carina and Garrett's point of views! I wasn't really expecting it to be, but then I remembered that all the other books in the series are written from dual point of view, if I remember correctly that is lol! The ending of this book showed how far Carina and Garrett had come as a couple and I may or may not have shed some tears lol! It was really beautiful though and I loved that the two of them got their happy ending! I'm really, really excited to read the next book in this series, Uninhibited! I can't wait to read Dex and Alicia's story and I know it's going to be just as amazing as all the other books in this series! I hope Carina and Garrett make some appearances in it too! The cover for this book is absolutely stunning! The models on the front really suit the characters of Carina and Garrett and I love how well it suits the other covers in the series too! Big thank you to Melody for an ARC of Unconditional and to Inkslinger PR for having me on the Blog Tour!



Author bio:

Melody Grace is the USA Today bestselling author of UNBROKEN and UNTOUCHED. A small-town girl turned SoCal beach-lover, she spent years with her nose in a book before deciding it was time to write them for herself. She loves bad boys, good books, and pistachio-flavored ice-cream.


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