Friday, June 21, 2013

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Sin at Sea by Emma Nichols

~ Synopsis ~

When Alysin decided to surprise her boyfriend at work with dinner, the surprise was on her. Since he was going at it with his secretary on the conference table, she packed a bag and called her BFF. Jolie and Alysin had been traveling the country, working as digital nomads for ten years ever since graduation. Taking this as a sign it was time for a new move, they decided to take a cruise, regroup, and make a plan.

Then she meets Mr. Bedroom Eyes. Following her lead, they pretend to be married so that she can rid herself of the guy who started hitting on her before the boat left the dock. Though it was supposed to be a momentary arrangement, he asks her to take it one step farther. Then another and another. The cruise promises to be memorable in every way that matters.

Along the way, Alysin learns that she won't have to fake an orgasm if she's with someone who knows what to do, that not all men suck, but the best ones suck really well, and that sometimes what starts out as something pretend, can fast become something completely real. Will the woman who lives life with no regrets, regret that she made that stupid rule about not exchanging names and contact info?

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~ Excerpt ~

The new guy sat down.  I stared over at him.  “Hey, don’t mind me.  I just ended up getting drawn into your little charade.  Hope you don’t mind if I enjoy my meal while we keep up appearances?”  He smiled

“Nope.  We’re good,” I replied.

 Though I was smiling at him, I had little to say.  There was so much going on in my mind…and thanks to Jolie, having an orgasm wasn’t part of that.  Still, I wasn’t going to turn down the possibility of some amazing guilt-free sex with a hot guy for anything.   Only I wasn’t sure how to gain his attention.  My smile hadn’t worked.  The kiss hadn’t accomplished anything.  What was it going to take to get a man like that to be interested in spending a few meaningless days on a cruise with me?  Guess I’d simply have to try the direct approach.

 “Are you married?”  If that didn’t break the ice, nothing would.

 “No,” he said, cocking his head.

 I leaned in.  “Really?  Because you look like the marrying kind.”  I took another bite of my potato salad.

 Throwing his head back to laugh, he said, “I run too fast.  No one can catch me, let alone keep up!”

 “Thank you for saving me.  I’m here with my friend.  She is napping right now.  I’m not used to having to fend off guys anymore,” I admitted as I kept on eating.  Isn’t it nice when you don’t want anything from someone and you can just be yourself?  That was the freedom I felt around Mr. Bedroom Eyes.

 He smiled and I saw he started to extend his hand.  I knew he was about to introduce himself, so I stopped him.  “Listen, you can tell me your name, but I’m just going to forget it.  I’m lousy with names.”

 “Okay, so we’re not exchanging names?  Is there anything you would like to exchange?”  He smirked.

 “Yes, as a matter of fact.  How about bodily fluids?”  I smiled and stared at him with a suggestive look.

 He…choked on his Coke.  When he finally stopped coughing, I was about finished eating.  I don’t let much come between my food and me even if I don’t look like it. 

 “Sorry, I’m not used to women being so direct,” he said with a smile as he wiped his face.

 “I don’t play,” I said honestly.  Then I stood.  I am known for my exits.  As I turned, giving him full view of what I considered my best feature, I shot over my shoulder, “Think about it.”  Then I walked away.  Always…and I mean always leave them wanting more.  I didn’t have to look back to know that he was staring at me.  Let him stare.  With my head up and shoulders back, I headed to the elevator.

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~ About Emma Nichols ~

What made her decide to be an erotica author?


How else was she going to parlay her two favorite past times into a career?

Emma is single and loving it. Like her first character, Alysin, Sin for short, she doesn't believe in settling or in settling down. She loves to indulge in her passions whenever the mood strikes and enjoys keeping all of life's cliche moments spicy.

 Known for her sense of humor, Emma surrounds herself with friends whose antics often become the source of book fodder. Her ideal situation would be to explore the Caribbean while writing. She pursues that dream daily.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Impact Of You by Kendall Ryan

~ Synopsis ~
A New Adult Romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kendall Ryan

Needing an escape from her past, Avery chooses a college where no one knows her. Keeping a low profile was the plan, falling for the intense frat boy, Jase wasn’t. Yet she can’t deny how alive she feels when he’s near. Even as common sense implores her to stay away, her body begs her to get closer.

Jase, numb from his own family drama, has grown bored with weekends fueled by nameless girls and countless bottles when he meets Avery. Helping her cope with her past is better than dealing with the bullshit his own life’s served up. Determined to drive away the painful secret she’s guarding, he appoints himself her life coach, and challenges her to new experiences. Getting close to her and being the one to make her smile are simply perks of the job.

But when Avery’s past boldly saunters in, refusing to be forgotten, can Jase live with the truth about the girl he’s fallen for?

Recommended for 17+ due to mature themes and sexual content.
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 ~ Our Review ~
3.5 Star Review by Annie
“How do I put this…… He’s a shark, babe. You need a guppie.”
Running from her past Avery moved far from her home to go off to college leaving behind her two dads that adopted her and the secret that could ruin her. She hides away from everything and everyone secluding herself and not fully getting the college experience. So, when her roommate and friend beg, plead and finally give her no other option she gives in and attends a college party. What she wasn’t expecting is to meet Jase, the playboy of Delta Sig fraternity. Jase challenges her and makes her want to do things she was once afraid to even try. Will this finally help her to escape her past or does she continue to live in her self-made bubble?
“What a pair we make sitting out here alone in the dark. I’m running from my past, and he’s trying to discover his future.”
The whole campus thinks of Jase as the womanizing pretty boy, and at one point they may have been right. He once used sex and partying to cope with all of his family problems, but now Jase is trying to turn a new leaf and be more that what people expect of him. The only problem is he has never met a girl he was willing to open up for. That is until one night at a party he saw a sexy girl who happened to look more damaged then him. Can Jase move on and discover who he is, while helping Avery get over her past?
“You want to be my human sexuality tutor? That’s original. And not douchey at all.”
The Impact of You was a fun, fast read. It had a lot of potential to be the most amazing book ever, but the lead character was just not relatable.  I really loved Jase’s character he was sexy, funny, compassionate and to top it off he has a little bit of cockiness that just made you want to get to know him better. Jase is definitely swoon worthy. On the other side of the spectrum you had Avery, that woman just drove me crazy. I hated how one minute she was one way and then literally the next paragraph she was almost like another person altogether. This made it hard to relate to her because you never felt like you really knew who she was. Her character alone was the reason I gave this book a 3.5 Star Review.' 

~ 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. Visit her at: for the latest books news.

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Destined to Succeed by Lisa M. Harley

~ Synopsis ~

What would you do if what you worked your entire life to build was suddenly destroyed?

Cade Walker is a cowboy Casanova. He’s cocky and he doesn’t care who knows it. He was raised on Walker Ranch and was destined to one day take it over. What he didn’t know was how soon that would happen. After his parents are killed in a car accident he is thrust into becoming a responsible adult. Well, sort of. Cade is always responsible when it comes to business, but pleasure, now that’s a whole other story.
Suzanna Mallory is a red-headed spitfire, who also happens to be Cade’s best friend. She has loved Cade since they met when they were nine years old, but Cade just isn’t the type to get married and settle down. Suzanna finds herself in an abusive marriage and the only thing that keeps her sane is her daughter, Isabella, and working with Cade at Walker Ranch.

When a fire threatens to destroy the future of Walker Ranch, Cade and Suzanna have to work together to save it.

What will this mean for her marriage or to the feelings that she has for Cade?
  And now that Cade thought he found love with Loralei Harper, only to realize she didn’t feel the same way, is he ready to settle down?
  Is Cade Walker Destined to Succeed?
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~ Our Review  ~
4 Star Review by Heather
If you haven't read Destined to Change you need to. This is where we are first introduced to Cade.  I didn’t like Cade that much in that book, but after reading his story I am in love!!
Cade is a sexy womanizing cowboy.  He lost the only girl he would ever love when he was sixteen so he decided that he would just sleep with anyone willing and not build any relationships.  He had his heart broken at the end of Book one, but that wasn't because he was in love. He was heartbroken because he wanted a wife and kids. Can he finally get the family he wants? Can he give up a new women every day to be with the same one for the rest of his life?
Suzanna is a beautiful girl who is in love with Cade. They met when they were nine and have been best friends ever since.  She was in love with Cade, but was afraid to tell him, because she didn't want to ruin their friendship. So she moved on with the town asshole Branch.  He was a womanizer also, but she didn't care because she didn't love him. She ended up marrying him and then realized she made the biggest mistake of her life. Can she get over her past and make her life right? Does she finally find love with Cade?
This is an amazing book. It has a really good story line. Just when you think everything is going perfect there is a twist thrown in. Cade and Suzanna definitely have their work cut out for them to actually make a relationship last. I highly recommend this series to read.
~ Author Bio ~
I grew up in a really small town in Missouri. Very similar to the fictional town I wrote about in my novel. I moved to the big city right after I graduated. I work full-time and I am mom to a beautiful little girl. I started writing in October when a group I am in had a prologue contest. I didn't win the contest, but everyone who read my prologue asked for more of my story. I decided I had to finish it and get these characters that were in my head out on paper. During the writing process it became clear that this was going to be more than one novel. It had to be a series. I have at least 2 more novels planned for the Destined Series. I also have an idea for a YA novel that stems from one of the characters in Destined to Change...hint, hint. When I was asked to write this bio I explained that I am really boring and it would be really, that's about all there is to know about me. I love music and honestly couldn't have written this book without my Spotify playlist. I am kinda obsessed with frogs (not real ones) and office supplies are my downfall! I could spend my whole paycheck at the stationery store...boring, didn't I already say that? lol Also, I am slightly addicted to Facebook and Voxer. Please message me on either one...I would love to hear from all of you.

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Cover Reveal: My Savior Forever by Vicki Green

~ Synopsis ~

‘With all my heart,
With every inch of my Soul,
With every breath I take,
I promise to love you forever’

Cassie can’t remember being loved, being wanted. At a young age she was placed in Foster care that moved her around from one place to the other. Finally being freed at 18, she was left with no money and nowhere to go until she finds a small town in Kansas where she can start over.

Little did she know her life was going to be uprooted again when she is kidnapped and brutally raped.

Jesse is considered HOT in most women’s eyes, but has little time for Romance. While searching for his Mother’s killers, he witnesses a young girl being kidnapped. He now faces decisions that he must make quickly.

Will Jesse rescue Cassie? Will Cassie ever find the happiness she longs for?

*Due to a graphic rape scene, strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
  ~ About Vicki Green ~

Vicki Green grew up in Overland Park, Kansas and currently resides in Olathe, Kansas. Along with her husband and two teenage boys, she shares her home with her cocker spaniel’s Shadow and Mocha. She works full time and has been at the same Company for 35 years. Her life has been filled with the most loving and caring parents who are both in Heaven now but are still in her heart and mind daily.
Vicki enjoys reading, with too many on her Kindle and Nook to count, which is what inspired her to begin writing.
One day she decided to sit down and put to paper a story that has been in her thoughts and dreams for over a year. The next book in the series is already plaguing her thoughts.

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