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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway: The Sinner's Bargain [Contracts & Deceptions 02] by Claire Contreras!

 
Being pulled in different directions, Amara must choose what she wants to believe and whom she'll trust.
 
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Claire Contreras graduated with her BA in Psychology from Florida International University. She was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Miami, Fl, where she currently resides with her husband, two boys, and two American Bulldogs.

Life is short, and it’s more bitter than sweet, so she tries to smile as often as her face allows. She enjoys stories with happy endings, because life is full of way too many unhappy ones.


Monday, 29 September 2014

Promo Tour & Giveaway: Wrecked [Stories of Serendipity 08] by Anne Conley!



Welcome to Serendipity, Texas, where the days are hot and the nights are steamy. Meet real people with real problems, as they live life and find love in a small town.

 One moment of distraction, and Renae causes Jason to wreck his motorcycle, setting into motion a love affair that could be her undoing.

 She has big plans for her empty nest, but one night of passion changes everything. He's perfect. Too perfect, but her own stupidity entwines their lives together forever. What if she finds out he's gassy, doesn’t like kittens, has a terminal illness, or…hates babies?

 Jason is just visiting his dad in Serendipity, not staying. But his plans change when things with his dad are worse than he thought. Renae is a pleasant distraction, and the more he gets to know her, the more she becomes another reason to stay.

 When their lives entwine, they both have choices to make, hurts to get over, and ideals to let go of. Is it possible for them to do it, in order to get their happily ever after? Or will things be wrecked?
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Anne has written her entire life and has the boxes of angst-filled journals and poetry to prove it. She's been writing for public consumption for the last four years. Currently she is writing two romance series. In Stories of Serendipity, she explores real people living real lives in small town Texas in a contemporary romance setting. In The Four Winds, she chronicles God's four closest archangels, Uriel, Gabriel, Raphael, and Michael, falling in love and becoming human. She lives in rural East Texas with her husband and children in her own private oasis, where she prides herself in her complete lack of social skills, choosing instead to live with the people inside her head.  
 

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Sunday, 28 September 2014

Review: ARV-3 [After Light 01] by Cameo Renae!


Publication date: 26th November 2013
Paperback edition: -
Source: Kindle
Rating: 5 stars
Synopsis: The beginning of the end. The Apocalypse.

A nuclear fallout wiped out every living thing on the planet, except for a few thousand of us who took shelter in underground bunkers across the globe. Now, after thirteen long years, we were finally able to return to the topside to begin to rebuild.

We thought we were alone. We were never more wrong.

Before the fallout, scientists had worked on creating an anti-radiation vaccine (ARV). The first two attempts failed, but despite the incomplete tests and results, the government approved and distributed the third serum to the masses in an effort to aid those who had no shelter.

It worked, keeping those who remained on the topside alive, but it also altered and mutated them. This new and infectious threat had completely outnumbered us. Now, we not only had to rebuild our planet. We would have to fight for it.

My name is Abigail Park. I’m seventeen, and this is my story.


I had been desperate to read this book! I'm a huge fan of dystopian, apocalyptic books, so I knew that I was going to love this one! And love it I did! This book was amazing! It was really unique as well! I haven't read anything quite like it! The plot of this book was insane! There was so much going on and there was never a dull moment that would ever make you want to put the book down! Like, ever! I loved that there was also plenty of background in this book about what made the world come to an end and how people survived! The aspect of the mutants was also pretty original, as they were kind of like zombies, but they weren't because the mutants were still human in a way! And also, their bites could turn you and they had to survive by eating human flesh! The mutants were a fresh idea and a new take on a dystopian, apocalyptic book! The plot also went in a different direction to what I was expecting, but I really, really enjoyed it! I was expecting the plot to go in a way of the characters trying to survive in the outside world with the mutants, and they did for some of the book, but then a lot of the plot was based in a compound of sort, which, if I'm honest, I was kinda expecting to happen in the next book lol! I did enjoy where the overall plot went though and I did think that this book was a standalone to start with, so it would have been perfect if it had been! I'm so happy it's a series though! The characters were amazing! Abigail was the main character and this book was written from her point of view! I loved Abi! There were some times in this book where I thought she maybe overreacted a little and she just had to listen, but apart from that, she was a genuine person who was having to adjust to living in a dangerous world! Abi was also such a such a fighter! She was always willing to risk her own life in order to save someone else's and that's something I strongly admired about her! I hope she stays like this in the next book! She was also acted just like a normal girl, but I loved that she had a bit of a rebelious streak to her too! She was willing to go to all lengths to find out the truth, which I loved! Finn was the love interest of Abi and I have to admit that I wasn't sure if there was going to be a romance in this book, but I'm so happy there was! Finn was such a sweetheart! He was there for Abi from page one and I loved how protective he was of her as well! Plus, he was so hot! My heart was in my mouth for Finn at the end of this book! I had no idea what was going to happen to him! The secondary characters in this book also added so much to the plot! I can't wait to see them develop in the next book! As I said, I thought that this book was a standalone when I first heard about it, but I'm really happy to discover that it's actually the beginning of a series! I cannot wait to read the next book in this series and see what's going to happen next! Plus, the ending of this book left it at a great place, but I did think it was slightly rushed! The cover for this book is absolutely perfect! It represents what happened in the book brilliantly as well! I love it! Big thank you to Cameo for a copy of ARV-3!

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Made For You by Melissa Marr!

 
Publication date: 16th September 2014
Paperback edition: 368 pages
Source: Kindle
Rating: 4.5 stars
Synopsis: Bestselling author of the Wicked Lovely books Melissa Marr’s first contemporary YA novel is a twisted southern gothic tale of obsession, romance, and murder. A killer is obsessed with Eva Tilling. Can she stop him, or will he claim her?

When Eva Tilling wakes up in the hospital, she’s confused—who in her sleepy little North Carolina town could have hit her with their car? And why? But before she can consider the question, she finds that she’s awoken with a strange new skill: the ability to foresee people’s deaths when they touch her. While she is recovering from the hit-and-run, Nate, an old flame, reappears, and the two must traverse their rocky past as they figure out how to use Eva’s power to keep her friends—and themselves—alive. But while Eva and Nate grow closer, the killer grows increasingly frantic in his attempt to get to Eva.

For the first time, New York Times bestselling author Melissa Marr has applied her extraordinary talent to contemporary realism. Chilling twists, unrequited obsession, and high-stakes romance drive this Gothic, racy thriller—a story of small-town oppression and
salvation. Melissa’s fans, and every YA reader, will find its wild ride enthralling.

I was so, so excited about this book when I heard about it! It sounded amazing and my kind of book! So when I got an email about Blog Tour sign-ups, I quickly signed up and sent a silent prayer that I would get on it lol! I'd also heard a lot about this author, but I'd yet to read any of her books until this one! This book was so freaking good! I devoured it in one day in one sitting! I just couldn't put it down! The plot was amazing! It was chilling, mysterious, suspenseful, and had a dash of romance in it! It was everything I hoped it would be! There were also a few twist and turns to keep things progressing and that could have ultimately changed the outcome of the book! The mystery aspect of the plot was also done brilliantly! I had my suspicions as to who the killer could be, but it was sort of hard to say for sure because there were quite a few secondary characters! A few people raised suspicion with me, but I had two main suspects! I can say that the killer was one of the suspects I guessed, so I was majorly happy that my suspicions were correct lol! The characters were amazing! Eva was the main character and she was sort of the 'it girl' at the beginning of this book and she still sort of was for the remainder of the book, but I felt like Eva didn't really act like she was the 'it girl' as the book progressed and she just wanted to find out who was killing everyone and had tried to kill her! I liked Eva's character, but there were some times where I didn't like her as much! She acted sort of stuck-up, which is why I didn't like her at times! She was fierce at the big action scene at the end of this book though! Nate was the main love interest of Eva! I loved Nate! I wasn't sure if he was going to be in this book a lot when he was first introduced, but the synopsis made it sound like Nate was going to play a big part, and he did, which I was happy about! Nate was so sweet with Eva too and I could see that he had strong feelings for her! He also brought out a playful, laidback side to Eva and he really helped her with finding out who the killer was! I loved that he was there for Eva for almost the whole of this book too! I'd also like to say that Eva had a boyfriend in this book for some of it, but there wasn't a love triangle or anything like that! I loved that there wasn't a love triangle because there was already a lot going on in the plot and a love triangle would have been too much! This book was written mainly from Eva's point of view, but there were several chapters written from the killer, 'Judge's', point of view and a few chapters were written from Eva's best friend, Grace's, point of view! This added a lot of mystery to the book and getting to go inside the killer's head was really creepy and gave you more insight into why he was doing what he was doing! I can completely understand why this book is a standalone! The plot was wrapped up and all the questions and mystery were answered! The cover for this book is absolutely stunning! It really intrigued me and drew me in, so I couldn't wait to read the story behind it! Big thank you to Melissa and HarperCollins for an e-ARC of Made For You and to Xpresso Book Tours for having me on the Blog Tour!


 
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Hmm, I’m never good at the bio bit. I used to teach college & bartend, now I write novels. I love to meet new people, to hear their stories, to walk through new streets and see new vistas. I enjoy art in all its guises–graffiti, surrealist paintings, classic sculptures, tattoos, interesting buildings, Renoir, photography . . . Art & nature, they feed my soul & thus my muse.
 
 
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Friday, 26 September 2014

Cover Reveals & Giveaway: Fix Up [Patch Up 02] and Change Up [Patch Up 03] by Stephanie Witter!

Fix Up [Patch Up 02]!






Saying “I love you'' doesn’t erase the old scars and fears.

"I love you to insanity. I'm not even sure if it's a good thing.'' — Duke

Skye is trying to overcome what happened with Sean. Now that she’s slowly healing, both physically and mentally, she’s determined to do something she should have done sooner.

She’s meeting twice a week with a new, very young therapist, Dr. Marshall.

There, she’s able to talk freely, unwind, and question things. Most of the sessions she talks about herself and her hangups, along with her relationship with Duke, which is still on rocky ground.

"I want to taste his sweat. I want to hear his groans. I want to feel him inside of me.'' — Skye

But while Skye is slowly getting back on her feet, Duke feels like he's drowning. He’s afraid of pushing her too much, of initiating intimacy, and it’s weighing between them. Moreover, knowing that he's not the one she’s talking to anymore is making him feel things he never thought possible.

"It’s a matter of when I’ll stop fighting." — Duke

As days pass, Duke is showing over and over how vulnerable he truly is and how Skye has more power over him than she ever imagined.

When Skye sees how they keep hurting each other, she’s determined to do everything in her power to make things right, no matter what the cost. But one thing is still sure; she can count on Duke whenever she needs him, even if they disagree and fight. When Duke loves, he loves with everything he’s made of, the good and the bad.

"Loving her is confusing, making me afraid of myself and what I can do ... because I can break us both." — Duke


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Change Up [Patch Up 03]!






In Patch Up and Fix Up you had Skye and Duke’s story. Now, it’s time for Derek and Kate to find their path.

He fights for the people he loves.
She fights against love.

Kate Andrews is starting her second year of college in Seattle. She is happy to leave Chicago and her dysfunctional family behind to be with her friends again. Growing up she thought that her parents' loveless marriage was all her father’s fault, but that summer she discovered that things are so much more complicated in life and love.

Her mother is bipolar. That doesn’t mean her father isn’t unfaithful, nor does he support her and her choices. Additionally, he isn't a great father or husband, but it brings a new perspective in her life; the way she envisions love.

Derek Williams graduated college a few months ago, and while he moved back in again with his single mother and teenage brother, he never thought that he would be struggling with two crappy jobs. He is not succeeding in either of his jobs or in his countless plans for the future.

Instead, he’s trying to bring back his brother and set him on a straight path, while trying to avoid the wrong crowd hounding him, thanks to his brother. Together with fighting his mother on her lack of support in their family, this all has caused chaos.

“Yes, my life is a fucking mess. I have nothing for that girl who deserves everything, and yet I still can’t just sit on my ass and wait for the next asshole to pursue her.‘' — DEREK

Both of them are very different. Their upbringing is opposite; their vision of love and life contrast, and yet …

“I want to open up to it, open up to the possibility of heartbreak even if I’m scared to death. I’m ready to change up.'' — KATE

They’re both still hung up on each other.

They can’t forget that one night they shared months ago, can’t ignore their attraction and quickly maturing love. They match in every way that matters, but time and time again their respective families are getting in the way.

"He’s the commitment kind while I’m anti-commitment." — KATE

Are they willing to fight for each other? Is Kate ready to risk her comfort and everything else for love? Is Derek prepared to chose which battles are worth fighting for?

“It’s never been friendship, and it’ll never be.’’ — DEREK


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Stephanie Witter is a French dreamer. She started learning English at three, and fell in love with the language. Always with a book, or two close by, she started reading in English when she couldn't wait any longer for Harry Potter to be translated in French. After a while, reading wasn't enough. She started writing Young Adult and New Adult Contemporary novels and PATCH UP is her first New Adult Contemporary novel.

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Thursday, 25 September 2014

Book Blitz & Giveaway: Garret [Jade Series Companion] by Allie Everhart!



This full-length novel is Garret’s point of view from CHOOSING YOU (The Jade Series #1)

My life is nothing but rules. Rules for how I act. How I dress. Who I date. Who my friends are. I hate the rules and yet I keep following them. Until I met Jade. Being with her is forbidden. She’s not one of us. She’s not allowed in my world. But I don’t care. She’s different and I like her and I want her. And the fact that she wants nothing to do with me makes me want her even more.

But my father won’t allow it. Neither will the people around me. Being with Jade means making deals, blackmail, bribes--whatever it takes to keep my relationship with her a secret.

Jade has no idea what my life is like. She doesn’t know the rules. She doesn’t know about my family and what they’re involved in. And although I can’t tell her all my secrets, there’s one rule she must know: Never ask questions. It’s a rule that I live by. Because in my world, knowing the answers can get you killed.




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When Jade is given a scholarship to an elite private college in Connecticut, she sees it as a chance to finally escape her painful past and get a fresh start. She’s determined to succeed and that means keeping her focus on school and not guys. But her plan falls apart her first day on campus when Garret, a rich prep school boy with swimmer abs and a perfect smile, offers to help her move in.

Jade tries to push him away, but she can’t deny her attraction to him and Garret won’t let her. Things quickly heat up between them, but then come to a sudden halt when reality hits and Jade realizes that a relationship with Garret may never be possible. He comes from a world of wealth where there are rules, including rules about who he can date. And not following those rules has consequences.

As the two of them try to overcome the obstacles working to keep them apart, Jade is confronted with another challenge. On her 19th birthday, she receives a letter that her now deceased mother wrote years ago. In it are revelations that explain her traumatic childhood but also make her question the past she’s been running from.




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Allie Everhart writes books about dating, love, and romance. She’s also a freelance health writer for magazines and websites. She loves to read as much as she loves to write. And when she’s not reading or writing, she’s outside running, which is when she gets her best book ideas.



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Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Promo Event & Giveaway: Again by Lisa Burstein!



How far would you go for a second chance?

Eleven years after flunking out of college, Kate has finally hit rock-bottom. Losing her job and boyfriend in one drunken night, she’s determined to fix her life by going back to the moment when she let partying and sex take over and do things right. At twenty-nine, she heads back to freshman year of college, with a catch.

Pretending she's nineteen with a new roommate and full class schedule is easy. When she meets her shy, sexy and seven-years-younger RA Carter, following her self-imposed sobriety and celibacy rules is proving to be anything but.

A senior enduring years of regret, Carter is more than ready to graduate. He’s anxious to move on from the party his freshman year where he witnessed his frat brothers about to commit a sexual assault. Instead of doing the right thing and stepping in, he looked the other way and left. His guilt has made for a lonely four years.

When he meets the new freshman on his floor, spunky and confident Kate, he wonders if his time as an outcast has finally come to an end.

Kate and Carter’s growing friendship and undeniable attraction make it harder to hide the demons from their respective pasts. But when their secrets are finally revealed, will their chance at starting over together still be there?
  

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Lisa Burstein is the author of the Young Adult Novels: Pretty Amy and Dear Cassie, and the New Adult Novels & Novellas: Sneaking Candy, The Next Forever & The Possibility of Us. She is also a contributor to the essay collection, Break These Rules: 35 Young Adult Authors On Speaking Up, Standing Out, and Being Yourself. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her very patient husband, a neurotic dog and two cats. Again is her self-publishing debut.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Saving Tatum [Trace + Olivia 04] by Micalea Smeltzer!


Publication date: 18th September 2014
Paperback edition: 208 pages
Source: Kindle
Rating: 5 stars
Synopsis: Even tough girls need saving.

Jude Brooks is bad news. He’s the kind of guy that leaves behind a string of broken hearts and Tatum O’Connor is not about to be one of those girls, despite all of Jude’s advances. They have a past, and Tatum’s determined to make sure they don’t have a future.

Unfortunately for her, “no” isn’t a word in Jude’s vocabulary.

The more she backs away, the more he pushes.

But what if he pushes too far?

Tatum’s hiding a pain that no one sees and holding on to a hurt that may never heal. Letting Jude into her heart could shatter her completely—and what if she opens up to Jude and he can’t handle her baggage?

Love is never easy—especially when the person you’re falling for is the person you blame for the worst event in your life.

Love, heartache, and despair.

That’s the name of the game when you’re Saving Tatum.

Favourite quote: I hadn’t been looking for the one, or anyone for that matter, but love doesn’t wait till you think you’re ready. It comes along when you least expect it and turns your life upside down. It sends you on a journey of epic proportions and changes the course of your life. It completes you.

I was really, really excited when I heard about this book from the author! I then got the opportunity to beta read it, and of course, I said yes! I've beta read a few of this author's other books and couldn't wait to sink my teeth into this one! This book really was amazing! I just loved everything about it! I beta read it over several months, but the author wrote this book super fast, so I was never begging her for more lol! The plot of this book had beautiful moments, sad moments and moments of realisation for the main character! There was so much emotion in it too! My emotions were all over the place too when I was reading it lol! The plot developed at the perfect pace and I was always desperate to read on and see how things were going to progress! I just loved everything about the plot of this book, and I loved that it wasn't straightforward and had some twist and turns! I was hooked by it! The characters were amazing! Tatum was the main female character and she had been through, and then went through, so much in this book! She was such a confused character at the beginning of this book and she was dealing with a lot of family issues! I felt so sorry for her! She became a much stronger character as this book progressed though, which made me really happy! I also loved that Tatum didn't give up on her parents, but that she stood up to them in this book when she needed too! She came a long way in this book! Jude was the love interest of Tatum and he was so freaking hot! Jude was just the sweetest and most persistent guy ever! He though of everything and he was always so sweet and gentle with Tatum! He was also very witty, so some of the things he said made me laugh! Jude had been through a lot as well, which made me heart go out to him! He and Tatum were both kind of broken, but together they made each other whole, which is how I would describe their relationship! I have to admit that I was kinda expecting this book to be written from both Tatum and Jude's point of view, but it was actually only written from Tatum's! This made me a little upset, but I'm hoping the author will reveal a few chapters from Jude's point of views as extras or something like that! I loved that characters from the other books in this series made appearances in this book too! It was amazing to see how their relationships had progressed! The ending of this book was so beautiful! I smiled like an idiot while reading it! I'm really sad that this book is the last book in this series! I've loved this series so much, so I'm sad to see it come to an end! The cover for this book is absolutely stunning! I started beta reading it when it didn't have a cover, so I had my own idea about how the cover could possibly look! I have to say that the cover is even better than what I imagined! The models are perfect for the characters of Jude and Tatum and I love everything about the design! Big thank you to Micalea for allowing me to beta read Saving Tatum and to Stephanie's Book Reports for having me on the Blog Tour!

 
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Micalea Smeltzer is a bestselling Young and New Adult author from Winchester, Virginia. She’s always working on her next book, and when she has spare time she loves to read and spend time with her family.


 
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Monday, 22 September 2014

Release Week Event & Review: Unforgiven [Unbreakable 03] by Rebecca Shea!


Publication date: 16th September 2014
Paperback edition: -
Source: Kindle
Rating: 5 stars
Synopsis: A companion novel to "Unbreakable" & "Undone" and is the final book in the Unbreakable series -- This is Lindsay and Matt's story.

Lindsay Christianson seemingly has it all—the perfect career, the perfect boyfriend, and the best-laid plans for a perfect life—until one phone call changes everything.

With a moments notice, Lindsay must choose between her perfect life and her professional dreams. The choice momentarily seems clear when the opportunity to propel her career abruptly sends her across the country, leaving everything she loves behind in North Carolina.

Navigating a new city with a broken heart and a job where her colleagues will do anything to sabotage her success, the pressure quickly becomes too great. When old habits resurface, Lindsay finds herself chasing demons she thought were long since buried.

With pain and destruction left in her wake, will Lindsay find a way to erase the damage she’s done, or will her sins remain unforgiven?


I couldn't wait to read this book! I just loved the other books in the series, and although I knew this book was going to be about other characters in the series, I still couldn't wait to read it! This book really was amazing! There was so much in it and the characters went on a whirlwind journey, both separately and together! The plot of this book dealt with love, forgiveness and redemption! There was also drug use and anorexia in the plot too, which played a pretty big part! The plot just had so much light in it with the main characters relationship, but there were really dark phases too! It also progressed at the perfect pace and I zoomed through this book so fast! I would have read it in one sitting if I hadn't forced myself to leave the last 20% until I had started writing my review lol! I just couldn't get enough of it! The characters were amazing! Lindsay was the main female character and she went through so much in this book! My heart just went out to her! I was silently begging Lindsay in my head to stay herself and not listen to any of the people being nasty to her, but Lindsay bent under the pressure and she turned to drugs, which lead to her becoming anorexic! She came such a long way in this book though and she grew so much! I just loved her! Lindsay also appeared in another book in this series, so I knew who she was before reading this book, but she was a secondary character in the other book! Matt was the main male character and love interest of Lindsay! Matt was seriously hot, but I felt really sorry for him in this book! I saw him deliriously happy at the beginning, but then it sort of all came crashing down, which made Matt sort of kept himself to himself! He had such a hard time dealing with losing the woman he loved too! Matt came a long way in this book too though! He experienced life without the woman he loved, which showed him how strong his feelings for her were! I have to say that I loved that Matt didn't rush back into a relationship with Lindsay and that they gradually grew back into a relationship! It definitely worked out better for them! Matt also appeared in another book in this series, but I loved getting to read his story! I loved that this book was written from both Lindsay and Matt's point of views! I wasn't sure if it was going to be, but I'm really happy it was! It made the plot even better and it really helped me connect even more with the two characters! I also loved that characters from the other books in the series made appearances in this book! It was amazing to see how their relationships had progressed! This book is last book in this series, which makes me really sad! I just loved reading this series so much! The ending of this book was beautiful though and summed up the Matt and Lindsay's story perfectly! I can't wait to read more from this author too! The cover for this book is stunning! I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it and I love how well it suits the other covers in the series! Big thank you to Rebecca for an ARC of Unforgiven and to Shh Moms Reading for having me on the  Release Week Event!

 
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Author bio:

Rebecca Shea is the USA Today Bestselling author of Unbreakable and Undone. 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.

 

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Book Blitz: Club Luxe 1: The Private Room [Billionaires Underground 01] by Olivia Noble!

 
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Angrily, she reached for the bottle of shampoo and squeezed a liberal amount into her hand. She set it back on the shower caddy and lathered her hair with the softly scented gel. Almost instantly, she began to feel better. The sweat that had collected throughout the night was washing away along with some of her bitterness. The soothing feeling of her hair becoming clean was only surpassed by the feeling of her fingers kneading her scalp. She sighed a little at the feeling and her mind drifted to Malcolm’s touch.
   “Stupid, selfish man!” she muttered to herself as she rinsed her hair.
   “I resemble that remark,” a dark voice said from behind her.
   Victoria spun around to face the intruder and her eyes narrowed at the sight of Malcolm holding open the glass door to the shower. His chest and face were partly obscured by the steamy fog from the hot water, and he looked unearthly. “What are you doing here?” she asked with a hint of dread in her voice.
   “I couldn’t stay away from you,” he said as he took a step closer to her.
   She gulped down some air and crossed her arms over her breasts unconsciously. His naked muscles rippled as he stepped forward, and her body quivered at the sight of him. She could feel his eyes wandering over her and she felt hot under his gaze. “Malcolm,” she whispered.
   He didn’t give her much chance to speak as his arms quickly wrapped around her waist. His lips crashed into hers like a tidal wave, and she was so caught up in it that she couldn’t breathe. She was drowning in his kiss and loved every moment of it. His passion inundated her with more force than the expensive shower jets, and bathed her far more thoroughly. Her arms pulled him closer to her and she slowly traced her fingers up his back.
   “Victoria,” he groaned in agony. “I need to have more of you.”
   His words sent shivers up her spine. Tears pricked the back of her eyes as she began to feel the tiniest twinge of hope. “I need you too,” she whispered, clinging to his neck.
 
Victoria Chase is Chicago’s hottest new reporter, looking to make the scoop of the century. Rumor has it that in the bowels of the city lies a private sex club for the wealthy elite. Willing to do anything for a story, she infiltrates the club, determined to uncover this urban legend. She didn’t expect to run into him:

Malcolm Cage.

The famous billionaire bad boy is the king of Club Luxe. Every Friday night, he reigns supreme over untold sinful pleasures in his underground kingdom. His one rule? He never participates and only watches—until he sees Victoria.
She sets his body and soul on fire, and Malcolm does not plan on letting her go. Can Victoria keep it professional and get her story? Or will her heart betray her under Malcolm’s smoldering gaze?
 
 
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Olivia Noble is a romance writer who likes to keep things steamy and sweet. Check out her first book, Just a Fling, featuring a handsome billionaire and a tropical island.
 

Friday, 19 September 2014

Book Blitz & Giveaway: Worlds Collide [Sunset Rising 02] by S.M. McEachern!



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   His hand gently wrapped around my arm and I resisted the urge to yank away from his touch. I was angry, but I was conscious of the fact that we promised each other before setting out for dinner that we were just playing our roles. It was necessary for our survival. I wasn’t a stranger to being a slave. I was born one. Yet being Jack’s slave had been humiliating. He was my partner, my almost-lover and my friend. It made hearing his role in the sterilization program that much harder to take. I thought I knew him, but he was still a stranger.
   He turned me around to face him, his expression sad and apologetic. “Sunny…I’m sorry.”
   I could tell he was struggling and a part of me was grateful that he might be feeling some remorse. “The sterilization program?”
   My voice broke around the lump in my throat. For once I was glad my emotions had stolen my ability to speak. I didn’t want to talk. I just wanted to shut down.
   “I was a little kid when my parents campaigned for that program,” Jack said, his voice cracking with emotion. “They pushed it through as an alternative to lowering the age of the Cull. They saved thousands in the Pit from being rounded up and killed.”
    I opened my mouth to speak, challenging that lump, but my tears decided it was a good time to show up. I jerked my arm out of his grasp and started toward the bedroom.
   “Don’t walk away from me.”
   I stopped and turned to look at him. “Was that an order, sir?”
   We glared at each other from across the room. Jack was the first to look away. “No, it wasn’t,” he said. He rubbed a hand across his eyes.
   I continued to glare at him. “Is that why you were acting so jumpy earlier tonight? You were afraid I’d find out what you’re really like?”
   “I’ll admit it was one of the reasons.”
   My eyes widened in shock at his honesty.
   “Don’t look so surprised, Sunny. I was the presidential heir! You think I didn’t do anything to earn that title?” He stared at me, waiting for my reply.
   I didn’t have one. Maybe because at some point during our association I had convinced myself that the presidential heir I had seen on TV so many times didn’t actually exist. That man was just an image and not the same person I had lived with in the Pit.
   “I told you before we left the Dome, you changed me,” he said, breaking the silence that had grown between us. “I had my eyes opened during my time down there.”
 
In a desperate attempt to escape execution, Sunny O’Donnell and Jack Kenner find a way out of the Pit and into a world still believed to be toxic with radiation. Under the brilliant sun for the first time in their lives, they not only discover that the earth has healed from nuclear war, but there are people outside the Dome.

In Worlds Collide, the second book of the Sunset Rising trilogy, Sunny and Jack must continue a life of subterfuge in order to stay alive and find a way to free the Pit. But in their attempt to save the urchins, they uncover the horrifying truth about President Holt and the evil he could unleash on the world.

 
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Author bio:
 
S.M. McEachern was born in Nova Scotia, Canada. She attended Dalhousie University in the 1990s where she earned an Honours Degree in International Development Studies. She worked in the field of International Development for several years, specializing in ocean development.

"Sunset Rising" is S.M. McEachern's first novel. She says the idea for the story first came to her in the 1990s when she researched a Bio-Dome experiment in Arizona for an academic paper. The thought that the world might one day need a Bio-Dome to escape a global catastrophe set her imagination into overdrive. And the ethics behind such an idea formed the backdrop for Sunset Rising.

Her goal in writing
the novel is to entertain the reader with an interesting plot and colourful characters.
 

 
 
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Thursday, 18 September 2014

Book Blitz & Giveaway: A Vault of Sins [Chaos Theory 02] by Sarah Harian!


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   In my dream, I’m alone.
   The forest swells up all around me, warm and dark and moist. It’s a cocoon of comfort, if I didn’t know better. This is always the worst part of the dream—the feeling of entrapment, of loneliness. I’m lying on the ground, the underbrush of the woods spidering over my body, and I smell the Compass Room again. The wood fire, the soil, the sweat—and the blood, permeating above all the other odors.
   It’s always night in the dream-Compass Room. Fog rolls through the air, thick enough to taste.
   I hear the other candidates. Tanner and Jace scream the loudest. Shrieks of anguish, like their flesh is slowly being ripped from their bones. I shut my eyes to wait it out because I know that I can’t save them.
   But then I hear Casey.
   The underbrush ropes me to the ground, growing tighter as I twist and writhe, trying to free myself to get to him. His voice rips the night in half, and I scream to match his, back arching off the earth, the entire forest shattering into a thousand sharp pieces.
   I jerk awake, lying on my back with my hand pressed to my chest, waiting for my heart to stop pounding. I inhale the cold air of my living room and hold it in my lungs as the terror dissipates. It’s like waiting for a brain freeze to end. I get up, flipping on all the light switches in the silent house, checking the shadowy corners for dream monsters.
   Not dream monsters. Illusions. Nick or Meghan, a Compass Room test crawling from the darkness. There’s nothing in the house, but of course there wouldn’t be.
   I peel back the curtain in the living room. Fingers of the dark trees sway back and forth with the wind and I want to throw up my heart. I let the curtain fall back into place, rush to the kitchen, and take a long pull from the tequila bottle. The good tequila bottle.
   Returning to the living room, I flop back onto the bed.
   The woods in my dreams are thick, always lurking with Compass Room devils. The woods around my home are nothing more than a scattering of sad little trees, but my mind doesn’t care.
   Gemma and the division thought they erased Compass Room C from existence, but they can’t. It’s everywhere.

In her stunning New Adult debut, The Wicked We Have Done, Sarah Harian introduced readers to the Compass Room: a twisted experimental jail where the guilty and the innocent suffer alike. But breaking out was only the beginning…

Even though she’s escaped, twenty-two-year-old Evalyn Ibarra is anything but free. She’s desperate to return to a life that no longer exists, but prying reporters continually draw her back into nightmarish memories, using the tabloids to vilify her. Bad press is the last thing she needs during the trial of the year: the case that she and her fellow survivors staked against the Compass Room engineers. A case that could terminate the use of the inhumane system forever...

But in her dreams, she is still locked in that terrifying jail.

When she wakes, someone is trying to communicate with her in secret, through strange and intricate clues. As Evalyn follows their signs, she uncovers a conspiracy that goes so much deeper than her own ordeal. A dangerous intrigue that only she can bring to light. One that will force her to work with the one person she doesn’t want to see.

The person who owns her heart...


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Sarah Harian grew up in the foothills of Yosemite and received her B.A. and M.F.A. from Fresno State University. When not writing, she is usually hiking some mountain or another in the Sierras, playing video games with her husband, or rough-housing with her dog.



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