Thursday, May 23, 2013

Blog Tour and Giveaway: This Trust of Mine by Amanda Bennett

"Love cannot be defined by age or time, but by the way that person makes you feel. He made me feel completely vulnerable, but vulnerability I have learned is a gift, one that I will gladly accept from Madison Raine."

Madison had irrevocably changed me. He opened me up to feel things I had never felt, and he never judged me for my past. In the short amount of time I had known him, I had fallen in love with him and everything he encompassed. He showed me how to live, how to enjoy life, but best of all, he showed me how to love. They say bad things happen to good people, well that saying rang truer to me now than ever before. Madison is gone. He is off at school in Arizona, and I just couldn't bring myself to leave with him. That was my first mistake.
See the thing about trouble is, it will always find you. Trouble found me the night he left, and that night forever changed me. Now I am fighting my way back, alone.

Leaving Kayla was one of the hardest things I had ever had to do. To say I regret my decision to leave her behind, would be an understatement. My world shifted when I met her and I would forever be changed. Everything felt different now that I was away, everything with her at least. Something was wrong, I could feel it. I needed to go to her to find out what this feeling was, but would she trust me enough to tell me, and could I trust her to forgive me.
"When life, love and heart breaking circumstances stand to pull apart a bond so strong, what do you do without trust?"
Our Review
4.5 Star Review by Annie

This Trust of Mine is an incredible read filled with raw emotions and an amazing storyline. Amanda Bennett takes us on the journey of a girl trying to forget her past and open her heart to the present and a boy who is trying to win back the girl he walked away from.
"Be mine, forever, for today, for however long you want me. Please just say you’ll be with me."
Kayla is struggling to deal with the pain of what happened to her one month ago. With Madison being away at college she feels alone and scared. So instead of telling Madison what happened that horrible night she keeps it in and pushes him away.
"My world is incomplete without you, Kayla. I can’t be without you. I don’t even know why I tried."
Madison left his family and the one girl he could actually see a future with to follow his dream of playing college baseball. The distance was hard enough, but something just didn’t feel right and Kayla was not acting the same. Madison was left wondering if his dream of playing baseball was worth being away from the one girl he loved.
"I need you like I need air to breath. Without you, I feel incomplete."
Madison and Kayla have to be one of my favorite book couples. It is almost like there is a magnetic pull between the two of them that cannot be ignored. Even when they face all the twist and turns life throws at them the attraction and chemistry is undeniable.
This book will take you on an emotional rollercoaster. Just when you think you can’t handle anymore angst the book ends….with a cliffhanger!  
I loved this story.  I loved this couple. I loved it all.  I cannot wait for This Heart of Mine to come out in July.  I would definitely recommend this book and series.


All About Madison
"Man, he was a beautiful specimen of a man. God broke the mold when he created this one, that's for sure"

Full Name: Madison Leroy Raine

Birthday: June 9

Stats: 6'3" muscular build, size 12 shoe, brown hair, green eyes, full sleeve tattoos on both arms, baseball and music lover, I'd tell you the size of other things, but it's probably not appropriate for this interview..haha.

Favorite Food: A nice prime rib.

Favorite Color: Blue now, for obvious reasons ;)

Favorite TV Shows: Dexter, Sons of Guns, Cops, Law and Order SVU, Duck Dynasty, and too many more to say.
Favorite movie: Jaws.

Craziest Thing You’ve Done: The craziest thing, I can't actually tell y'all that one just yet, Very recently though, I had sex on a moving quad that I was driving. Definitely a crazy thing to do, trust me ;)


Worst Dating Experience: I went on a date with this one girl in my senior year of high school, everything started out normal and fun but quickly turned very weird. She started talking about kids and marriage and after I took her home, she practically said she wanted me to be the father of her future children. Needless to say, we never went on another date. Lol.

So you are finally living your dreams and pursuing music, who’s music career do you look up to? I'd have to say The Rolling Stones! To be able to stay together, still perform and sound the way they did forever ago, and to produce amazing music that I believe to he's a piece of everyone who listens to it, that's something to look up. Hopefully Restless Youth will be around as long as they have.

Random Facts We Don't Know About Madison:
I can throw a 100-mph fastball.
I am deathly afraid of flying.
I am obsessed with salt and vinegar chips.
I rarely wear underwear, but when I do it has to be boxer briefs from Express.
I can write with my toes.


    Wednesday, May 22, 2013

    Cover Reveal: Working It by Kendall Ryan


     Title: Working It
    Author: Kendall Ryan
    Expected Release Date:  August 5, 2013
    Genre: New Adult Romance


    A New Adult Romance from New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Kendall Ryan.

    Straight-laced Emmy Clarke’s assistant job at the modeling agency provides her with one distinct perk – getting to watch pretty mancandy parade around all day. But having to work under the ultra-bitchy, ultra-British Fiona Stone barely makes it worth it. Emmy enjoys looking, but she’s not stupid enough to fall for one of the tempting specimens. Especially not rising star Ben Shaw. 

    Ben is everything Emmy’s not: well-traveled, highly paid and exquisitely gorgeous. He’s also got more issues than Vogue. Against her better judgment to get involved, Emmy’s southern roots kick in, and whenever he’s on set, she makes sure he’s treated well and looked after. But she refuses to become one of the pathetic groupies lusting after him, and soon Ben’s drawn toward her refreshingly real attitude.  

    Against the backdrop of fashion shows in NYC, Paris and Milan, their casual flirting turns into more, and they embark on a journey of sexual discovery. But when Ben’s twisted past is uncovered, it threatens both their relationship and careers as the bitter Fiona digs her claws in, unwilling to let her golden boy go without a catfight.

    Filled with passion, jealousy and heart-thumping sex, Working It is the tale of falling for a supermodel.

    About the Author

    Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the contemporary romance novels HARD TO LOVE, UNRAVEL ME, MAKE ME YOURS and RESISTING HER.  She's a sassy, yet polite Midwestern gal with a deep love of books, and a slight addiction to lipgloss.

    Tuesday, May 21, 2013

    Cover Reveal: Smash Into You by Shelly Crane

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    Title: Smash Into You
    Author: Shelly Crane
    Expected release date: Summer 2013
    Genre: Contemporary
    Age Group: Young Adult
    Cover Designed by: Okay Creations
    Cover reveal organized by: AToMR Tours
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    Jude has spent the whole twenty three years of his life running. From what, he wasn't quite sure. His mother tried to keep him safe; a low profile, a constant move on the horizon, a week's pay always stashed away. She tried to instill in him that he was special somehow, though would never elaborate. He never felt different. He was so completely normal and vanilla that he wondered if it had all been in her head. But then she was murdered and all he saw was a running silhouette of a man as his mother said three final words to him. Three words that changed his whole being.

    Never stop running…

    Now he's semi-settled into a big town. The college is huge and easy to blend into. It's been three months since he had to move because 'Biloxi', as he calls the man who killed his mother, found him once more.

    Then Marley, an eighteen year old girl who is as infuriating as she is blissfully ignorant of her gorgeousness, smashes into his car with hers. Then smashes into his life as he realizes that whatever it is he has that Biloxi wants, she has it, too. And now, they're after them both.

    About the Author
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    Shelly is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author from a small town in Georgia and loves everything about the south. She is wife to a fantastical husband and stay at home mom to two boisterous and mischievous boys who keep her on her toes. They currently reside in everywhere USA as they happily travel all over with her husband's job. She loves to spend time with her family, binge on candy corn, go out to eat at new restaurants, buy paperbacks at little bookstores, site see in the new areas they travel to, listen to music everywhere and also LOVES to read.

    Her own books happen by accident and she revels in the writing and imagination process. She doesn't go anywhere without her notepad for fear of an idea creeping up and not being able to write it down immediately, even in the middle of the night, where her best ideas are born.

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    Monday, May 20, 2013

    Cover Reveal: Undescribable by Shantel Tessier

    Releasing Summer 2013

    Samantha Hall needs a fresh start
    Broken hearted and alone in a new city, Samantha begins to build a new life for herself while working as a bartender. Focusing on her new friends and rebuilding her broken life, Samantha is content.
    Until she meets him – attorney by day and a cocky, foul mouth playboy by night.
    All girls want Slade Long, but not one has ever been able to keep his attention for long. Having a different woman in his bed every night is how he prefers it-no emotion, no connection.
    Until he meets her - an angel with the sweetest voice he has ever heard and the most enticing green eyes. Samantha makes him second guess his actions and has him wanting something he didn’t know existed. How can a man who has never been in love, be so sure? Can real love happen this fast?
    Burned by her past, Samantha struggles to keep up with the overwhelming passion she feels for Slade. She knows that he will be nothing but trouble to her already fragile heart, but how long can she continue to deny the love that she feels for him?
    Will Samantha let Slade prove his love is real, or will she push him away?
    She thought she knew love……
    He thought he never wanted love…..
    Together they will show each other what they can’t live without.
    I’m not supposed to love him. I’m supposed to… hell, I don’t know what I’m supposed to feel. He could never love me the way I could love him. He’ll just leave me alone and heartbroken.
     “Angel?’ I hear him coming up behind me.
     “I don’t want to talk about it, Slade. I just need time to think.” I continue to walk down the hallway, not looking back at him.
    He grabs my arm and spins me around roughly, knocking me up against the wall. Before I can ask what the hell he’s doing, his lips are on mine, and his hands grab my thighs, lifting me up. I don’t hesitate, wrapping my legs around him and kissing him back. He lets go of my legs and fists his hands tightly in my hair as he starts walking us to his bedroom. This is how it needs to be between us. Just sex, no love.
    Samantha, Undescribable

    About The Author

    Shantel is a Texas born girl who now lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her high school sweetheart, and their three year old little princess. She considers herself extremely lucky to be a stay at home wife and mother. When she's not reading or writing, she spends her time with family and friends.