Saturday, July 20, 2013

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Indelible by Bethany Lopez

~ Synopsis ~

After a year of partying, Samantha decides to buckle down and focus on college. Things are going great until a one-night stand leaves her pregnant and alone. Raising a child while going to school isn’t easy, but Sam is determined to be strong for her daughter. She doesn’t have time for guys or relationships, and takes great care to protect her child and her heart.
Judd doesn’t fit the mold of a college ballplayer. His long hair and tattoos may fit the life he’s created for himself, but baseball is the one thing he takes seriously. When he meets Sam, he’s immediately drawn to her curves and refusal to put up with his crap. When Judd learns the truth, can he handle the responsibility that comes with loving a single mother? 
Sam yearns for the fire that Judd fuels in her, but her child’s needs have to come first. Can two people at different stages in their life find a way to make a life together? 
~ Our Review ~
3.5 Review by Annie
Indenible. Unforgettable. Memorable.

One night and one guy changed Samantha’s life. She went from being the average college student to being a single mother working her way through her last year of college. Raising a child all alone has left her with no desire to meet or be sexually intimate with a guy. She vowed to never allow herself to be in that situation again. That is until the night she met Judd. Everything she thought she needed went against everything she wanted. Will she be willing to let him in and put her fears of a relationship aside? Or will she run away from happiness to avoid getting hurt again? 
Judd is a player on and off the baseball field.  He is unsure of what he is going to do after college, and has doubts the big league is in his future. With all the uncertainty in his life he is not looking for anything or anyone to tie him down. That is until he first laid eyes on the fiery haired girl across the bar. Sam kept him on his toes like no other girl has done before, and he just can’t seem to get her off his mind. Can he finally settle down or does his womanizing ways catch up to him?
Judd was the smoking hot motorcycle riding athlete.  He was just as sweet as they can be, and I wanted more of the bad boy you don’t want to bring home to momma. Sam was way too serious of a character. Yes she has a kid, but that doesn’t mean she can’t have a life at all. I did however love how strong of a person Sam was.
This book was an enjoyable fast read. It had its moments where I was not able to put it down, but then other moments I was bored. It needed a little bit more angst and drama for me.  Everything just seemed too perfect. It was an overall good book, and I would recommend reading it.
~ About the Author ~ 
Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. Since then she has published various YA and NA books. She is a lover of romance, family, and friends, and enjoys incorporating those things in what she writes. When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible.
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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Cover Reveal: Torn by Kim Karr

~ Synopsis ~

Rock star River Wilde brought Dahlia London back from the brink of hopelessness with his unwavering love and devotion. But their entwined history is about to test the strength of that love…Dahlia was certain she had found true love and met her ‘Once in a Lifetime’ when she reconnected with River. But Dahlia’s world comes crashing down when someone from her past resurfaces, and all of River’s carefully hidden secrets are exposed.
River wants to show Dahlia that life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass—it’s about dancing in the rain! But how many times can one broken heart be mended?  Will River and Dahlia be able to face the turmoil together or will they be torn apart?

*Release date: October 1, 2013


~ Author Links ~

~ Synopsis ~
Connected (Connections #1)

What if a ‘Once in a Lifetime’ could happen twice? 

Suffering from a past full of tragedy, Dahlia London's soul has been left completely shattered. Happily ever after is a far cry from reality in her world. But, when she is reconnected with her past, the bonds that form are irrefutable.

When River Wilde, lead singer of The Wilde Ones, comes back into Dahlia’s life, the intensity that fires their relationship combined with underlying feelings that have never died lead her to believe she has met her soulmate. 

Struggling with confusion as old connections fade and new ones begin, Dahlia's grief begins to lift--but guilt remains. River wants to be the one to mend all that is torn within her. 

But with a past that is never really gone, can their future survive?


Blog Tour and Giveaway: Inevitable by Angela Graham

~ Synopsis ~

Cassandra Clarke, fresh out of college and living on her own, isolates herself from the humiliation that rocked her world a year earlier.

Everything in her life is simple and easy until Logan West, the single father full of mystery and sex appeal, moves into the empty estate next door. A guy who easily attracts the attention of available women in town with one carefree smile.

Cassandra is not looking for another heartbreak and stands her ground, but finds it impossible to stay away from the charming stranger when his four-year-old son, Oliver, takes an interest in her childhood tree house.

 It is through Oliver where Cassandra’s eyes begin to open to a side of Logan very few people know. The rough edges and arrogant front shed away, leaving the compassionate, yet broken side of him exposed, and finally opening the possibilities to a genuine friendship.

A friendship that is constantly shaken by the undeniable connection building between them.

With temptation arising every time they are near, Cassandra fights to remind herself exactly why Logan isn’t capable of loving her the way she deserves, or is he?
~ Our Review ~
5 Star review by Heather 

All I can say is WOW!!! This book was truly amazing. I couldn't get enough of Logan, Cassandra and Oliver.

Cassandra has been hurt by her first love after being together for five years. She leaves him and decides to give up on men. They aren't worth the heartache. So when she gets a new sexy neighbor Logan, she tries to stay as far away from him as she can. He is known as the town playboy. His son Oliver continues coming into her yard and playing in her tree house from when she was a kid. Oliver and her become really close and Oliver is always asking her to do things with him. Can she be friends with Oliver and resist Logan?

Logan is a playboy. His motto is work hard and fuck  harder. He doesn't see any problem enjoying woman and he never introduces them to his son. He always gets what he wants and he wants Cassandra. He wants a one night stand, but that isn't something she wants. Will he win over Cassandra? Or will he lose his heart to her?

This is an amazing story. I am sad that I don't have book two to read now. I really want to know how their story ends.

~ Author Bio ~
I am happily married to my husband of five years, have three wonderful children and a beautiful feline companion that keeps me company during late night writing binges.

My love of reading has been life long but it was in early 2012 when I was inspired to finally put pen to paper and write my first story. Since then I haven't been able to stop, fueled purely by my passion to write a story and create characters that readers will enjoy.
New Adult romances are my go to books to read as well as to write. They are young, fresh and full of hope. What's not to love!


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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Fallen For You & Taken by You by Carlie Sexton

~ Fallen For You Synopsis ~
If you believe your life is the sum total of your choices, what do you do when things just don’t add up? You are about to find out. It won’t be pretty. It won’t be dull. And surely, it won’t be safe. In fact, making just one wrong choice could put evil at your bedside watching you sleep.
And so it is with Kate Simmons, a young woman who, by choosing to regain her life, actually puts it at risk by the very choices she makes. After unimaginable heartbreak stops her world on a dime, Kate falls into a three-year blackness of self blame that brings her to the edge of life, itself. As time finally brings light back through tiny cracks of renewed desire, Kate moves out of the prison she made for herself in her mother’s home to find a new reality, rooming with her best girlfriend, Charlie.
Yet, to be free is to be vulnerable, and Kate’s choices more than ever mark a splattered line between being happy and being dead.

Care to choose? Here’s your menu:

A strangely alluring building manager so possessed with wanting you for his own, he’ll bury more than the fact he has a girlfriend; a buff college student for whom you are clearly hot, as are all the other girls on campus; a pushy lawyer who is as handsome as he is intoxicated with conquest, who doesn’t take no for an answer, who gets what he wants — always.
Sometimes, it’s whom you choose. Sometimes, it’s who chooses you. If you’re Kate, it’s both, and it puts you on a perilous road where good looks and humor are the thin masks of jealous delusion and utter violence.

You’re in trouble when the sum total of your choices is written in blood red.

~ Our Review ~
5 Star Review by Heather
This books is an amazing read. It leaves you on the edge of your seat wanting to know what is going to happen. I didn't want to put this book down.
Kate is trying to overcome her broken heart. She decides to move out of her moms house and move into an apartment with her best friend Charlie. They finally found the dream apartment. They loved everything about it until the manager Roger started acting possessive of Kate. He was always waiting for her to leave and return from school or work. Kate doesn't know what to do to dissuade him from wanting her.
Mark is the hot sexy classmate of Kate. He shows am interest in Kate, but Kate is leery of him because he always has a harem of girls around him. Last thing she wants is to get involved with a ladies man.
Neil is the hot lawyer who doesn't know how to take "No" for an answer. He is used to getting what he wants and he wants Kate. Can he get Kate to overlook his womanizing ways and be with him? Can he protect her from Roger?
This book left me wanting so much more. I cannot wait for Taken by You! Great job on this amazing book Carlie Sexton.

~ Taken by You Synopsis ~
How tragic it is when a caged spirit finally finds its freedom and — entranced in its ecstasy — is invited by that freedom into a cloaked dance with danger.
In Book One of this three-part epic, Kate Simmons — young and alluring, and finally out of her cage of grief — attracts more than attention. Intoxicated by her newfound independence, a blithe Kate is on her way to finding out that around the corners of life, some life-changing eye-openers await. As the story continues in Book Two and she begins to churn a dangerously turbulent trail, it is Kate who now has to snap to, to react, to outrun, or become yet another tortured victim who vanishes down the path of wrong choice.
Having already roiled the risky waters of jealousy, Kate moves in with Neil while Roger — an enamored oddity — visits his son in Germany. Upon his return and finding Kate gone, Roger’s predator mind becomes unhitched, and then unleashed, on the hunt of a lifetime. But whose life?
Step by creeping step, even as Kate’s future closes in on her, she attends — obliviously — to her new life, working through the challenges of fresh relationships, losing family members both to death and to deceit, questioning the depth of love.
Every path offers a choice. Every choice offers a consequence. And every consequence summons its due. As emotions swirl across fateful days and nights, some in Kate’s life will reach out to touch happiness in warm embraces, others to sever ties in bloody traces.
The stains of passion are frequently mistaken. The question here is who will be taken?
~ Our Review ~
5 Star Review by Heather
OMG I thought Fallen For You left me wanting more. Boy was I wrong. This book leaves you not only wanting, but needing to know what happens! Throughout the whole book I was biting my nails anticipating something big to happen. I absolutely positively loved it.
Kate has recently moved in with her boyfriend Neil, after learning that her landlord Roger, was stalking her and he was the lead suspect in two, possible three murders. She had to quit work and she can't go visit her best friend Charley. She is struggling with having to rearrange her life. Then she finds out that her dad died. So now she has to learn how to cope with her father’s death and having a psychopath stalker.
Neil is madly in love with Kate. He wants to protect her at all costs, but she doesn't want to intrude on him and bring all this drama into his life. He has to convince her that his love for her is real. Challenging himself to prove to her that he will always be there for her.
This book was Ah-Fucking-Mazing! It kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the whole book. I cannot wait for the last book. I need to know what happens to all these characters. This is a MUST READ!! Don't wait.
  ~ Author Bio ~
Carlie Sexton has had a passion for reading her entire life. She loves it so that she dedicated her life to educating children. As a teacher, she has had the profound pleasure of teaching children to read and explore their imaginations through a good book. Just recently she decided to write a story that had been on her mind. Now she has several that she wants to turn into additional books. Writing has become a passion that she dearly loves.
Carlie lives with her handsome husband in Southern California. They enjoy the relaxed lifestyle that California provides. They have two beautiful dogs, but on children.
You can connect with Carlie on Facebook via her author page at email her at, or visit her blog at to see what is next on her horizon. If you enjoyed part 1, then you will be happy to know that part 2, Taken by You is on its way for you to read it. It will be released no later than July 2013. It is the continuation of the story between Neil and Kate with many twists and turns.
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Cover Reveal: Unafraid by Melody Grace

~ Synopsis ~
The first time I saw her, I knew this girl was wilder than any stallion I’d ever trained. She was headstrong, wounded, passionate and free. And I had to have her…”
Brittany Ray doesn’t care about her bad reputation. Growing up in a sleepy beach town with a junkie mom and a runaway dad, Brit’s learned the hard way that the people you love will only let you down. It’s no use hoping for love or happiness. Some dreams aren’t meant for girls like her.

Hunter Covington is one of those dreams.
Gorgeous, charming Hunter is damn near perfect—and it’s killing him. Son of Charleston royalty, he’s been trapped in a gilded cage since the day he was born. Now he’s breaking free. He’s quit law school to restore his grandpa’s old horse ranch, trying to soothe the demons in his soul. But Beachwood Bay is full of old ghosts, like the mysterious girl who spent an unforgettable night with him—and then slipped away before dawn. Brit. 

Everything about her screams danger, but Hunter doesn’t care: he’s never felt a connection so deep. And try as she may, Brit can’t resist the desire consuming her —or the safety she finds in Hunter’s arms.

A reckless passion. An undeniable bond. Scarred by their pasts, Brit and Hunter fight to heal old wounds. But will dark secrets tear apart their new beginning? And when love is the biggest risk of all, can they find the courage to face the future unafraid? 
*Due Out August 27, 2013
~ About Melody Grace ~

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.


Monday, July 15, 2013

Blog Tour and Giveaway: More Than You Know by Alexandria Rhodes

More Than You Know
Alexandria Rhodes
Genre: New Adult Romance
Publication Date:  May 14, 2013
Event organized by: Literati Author Services

~Synopsis ~
After surviving a devastating car accident that took her father's life, Bryn Woods feels like she has nothing left in her hometown of Savannah, GA. Along with losing her father, her boyfriend, Tyler, unexpectedly leaves town the same time of the accident. Feeling alone, broken and confused, Bryn leaves Savannah for college in New York City to escape her heartbreak.

Four years later, Bryn returns to Savannah to live in her childhood home. Slowly, she begins to let the people of her past back into her life. She lets the protective walls she's built to protect herself crash down around her. As she begins to find love again with Tyler, secrets start to unravel themselves about his past. Tyler has secrets of his own. Secrets connected to the death of Bryn's father. Secrets Tyler didn't even know he kept.

 ~ Our Review ~
4 Star review by Heather

This is a fast easy read.  
Bryn is still trying to put her life back together after her father’s death.  She moved to NYC to go to college and is getting ready to graduate.  She needs to decide whether to stay in NYC and sell her father’s house or move back home.  Moving back home will bring a lot of hard feelings to the surface.  Will she run into Tyler, the boy who broke her heart by disappearing on her? 

Tyler is trying to adjust to his new life.  He didn't want to hold Bryn down so he left without giving her a choice. He never quit loving her.  When he moves back to town she is away at college.  He still doesn't think he deserves her so he stays away.  When she comes back to town will he finally tell her why he left all those years ago?  

This is a sweet love story.  We follow the story of Bryn and Tyler. Can they get back the love they had as teenagers?  Will they be able to make it work after all their secrets come out?

~ All About The Author ~
Alexandria Rhodes is a first time novelist from the good old state of Ohio. She is a recent college graduate with a degree in English and Creative Writing. Alexandria has always known she needed to write and has been doing so ever since she bought a typewriter at a garage sale when she was nine. With hundreds of pages of plot ideas, scripts and character descriptions, it is no surprise that she finally came around to writing a book.
Alexandria enjoys reading, writing, reviewing, spending time with family, tweeting (a little too much) and traveling, especially to Savannah, GA and New York City.  Her writing is heavily influenced by her surroundings and the people in her life. She hopes that her stories will touch the hearts of her readers.
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Cover Reveal: Stay With Me by Elyssa Patrick

~ Synopsis ~ 

With one look, I’m his . . .
With one touch, he’s mine . . .
With one kiss, it changes everything between us . . .

I’ve been famous since I can remember. Singing, acting, dancing—I’ve done it all. The tabloids cover my every move, but I don’t want that anymore. I want to be normal, whatever that is.

When I leave Hollywood for college in Vermont, I’m on my own for the first time in my life. This is my chance to figure out who I am and what I want in life.

But it’s a lot harder than I expected. I can’t escape my image. Classes are hard, and I’m struggling. And then there’s Caleb Fox.

Sexy, intriguing Caleb Fox.

Caleb is the one man who doesn’t want to use me. He breaks down my walls. He challenges me. He wants me. And I just don’t know if I can give him the same—or if he’ll stick around when he finds out my shameful secret that the tabloids haven’t managed to uncover.

Dating him is risky enough, but loving him could break me.
I give him a look. “You’re not really expecting me to introduce myself, are you?”

“Why not?”
“Because . . . because . . .” I look up at the sky; no answers are there among the few stars that have now broken free of the clouds. “Because it seems silly. We already know each other’s names.”

“Let’s pretend we don’t. Here. I’ll start.” He holds out his right hand to me. “Hi, I’m Caleb Fox.”

 I stare at his hand. “This is—”
“I’m sorry. I don’t talk to strangers.”

“Funny.” But then I decide to play along—I tell myself that it’s not to feel Caleb’s hand around mine once again. “Hi, Caleb. I’m Hailey Bloom.”

I like saying his name.
“Hi, Hailey.”

I like it even more when he says mine.

His hand grasps mine in a firm, no-nonsense grip. It should be an ordinary handshake. Something brief and impersonal, and something easily forgotten.

This handshake is anything but ordinary, and I don’t think I’ll ever forget it.

His slightly rough skin is still cool against mine, and his thumb sweeps the inside of my wrist. I gasp out loud and his fingers briefly tighten. The handshake should be over by now.

He doesn’t let go. Neither do I.

“Now we’ve met,” he finally says.
“Yes,” My mouth feels dry, and I lick my lips. “We have.”

  ~ About The Author ~

Elyssa Patrick writes sexy, emotional contemporary romances and New Adult. She is currently working on her next novel.   

Twitter: @elyssapatrick