Thursday, August 1, 2013

Blog Tour and Givewaway: Unbreakable by Rebecca Shea

~ Synopsis ~
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?

*This book contains mature subject matter and is not intended for those under 17 years of age.*
~ Our Review ~
5 Star Review by Heather
This book is Ah-fucking-mazing!!  I did not want to put this book down. It drew me in from page one and kept me wanting to know what was going to happen next.  It makes you feel like you are in the story.
“Every broken person’s worst fear—that no one will be able to love us in spite of our scars.”
Jess has had a pretty good life. Her dad was never there for her, but she had the Garcia family.  She practically lived with them.  She never meant to fall in love with her best friend’s brother, Gage, but she did.  They finally find a way to be together.  When the unthinkable happens are they able to work through it together?  Or does their relationship crumble?

“I promise you that I love you with everything that I am, and I want you to know that it is only you, it has only ever been you that I love.”
 Gage is a hot football player.  He has always loved Jess, he just didn't know how much until he was away at college and she came to visit.  He decides to move home and pursue becoming a firefighter.  He decides to work  as much as possible so he can provide an amazing life for Jess.  Then one night tragedy hits and he is left trying to pick up the pieces.  Can he convince Jess that they can work through anything?  Or does he lose the only girl he will ever love?
  “For the rest of my life, I will regret not fighting harder for you.  I should have fought harder for us.”
  This book is really good.    Rebecca Shea sure knows how to write a heart warming story filled with love, loss, heart break and healing.  I am hoping for more books about the other Garcia siblings.
~ Character Bio ~
 Landon Michael Christianson
Age: 28
Occupation: Police Officer, Wilmington, NC Police Department
Height: 6’ 3”
Weight: 200
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Light Brown/Sandy Blonde
Nationality: Irish-German 
Religion: N/A
City: Born and raised in Wilmington, NC
Relationship Status: Single
Sibling: Lindsay Christianson
Parents: Father-Deceased, Mother-Left when he was 6, whereabouts unknown
Characteristics: Perfectionist. Competitive. Hates losing. Sexually aggressive. Never had a long-term relationship. 
Tattoos: Nine in various places across his chest and arms.
Piercings: None
Scars: Small barely noticeable near lip and eyebrow
Clothing Style: Modern
Frequently worn jewelry: Watch
Smoker: No
Drinker: Yes, occasional
Drug use: No
Addictions: Debatable (sex)
Personality: Slightly obsessive compulsive. Clean. Does not like to lose, or be told no. Straightforward. Honest, yet discreet.
Likes: Women, motorcycles, cars, exercise
Dislikes: Clingy women, smokers
Fears: Being left. Love.
Favorite Color: Black
Hobbies: Working out
Taste in music: Classic Rock
Emotional traits: Does not believe in love. Does not trust women.
Work Ethic: Hard worker. Always gives 100%
Communication with others: Straightforward, direct, honest.
Goal: Working towards detective in Wilmington PD
Favorite foods: Anything healthy
Favorite drinks: most beer, water and coffee.
Character’s house: Recently remodeled ranch style home. Modern, clean furnishings.   
Level of education: BS in criminology
Occupation: Police Officer 5 years.
Attitude: Sure of himself. Misconstrued as arrogant.
~ Author Bio ~

Rebecca Shea lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her family and her first “kid” her beagle, Miles. From
the time Rebecca could read she has had a passion for reading and books. Rebecca spends her days
working full-time in the financial industry as a marketing manager. 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 boys football games, or watching her daughter at ballet class. Rebecca is fueled by insane amounts of coffee, margarita’s, Laffy Taffy (except the banana ones), and happily ever after’s.




August New Releases

Caught in a Jam (Love and Skate #4) by Lila Felix ~ 8/1/13

Easy to Love by Megan Smith ~ 8/2/13

Ending a Broken Journey by Melissa L. Delgado ~ 8/3/13

Off Course by Sawyer Bennett ~ 8/4/13

Indestructible Desire by Danielle Jamie ~ 8/5/13

Bring Me Home by Cassia Leo ~ 8/6/13

Never Ending (Never Knights Trilogy #3) by Kailin Gow ~ 8/6/13

Burn by Maya Banks ~ 8/6/13

If You Leave by Courtney Cole ~ 8/6/13

Crave by Monica Murphy ~ 8/6/13

Blood Rule by Heather Hildenbrand ~ 8/6/13

A Changed Life by Mary Wasowski ~ 8/7/13

The Dominant by Tara Sue Me ~ 8/6/13

Here Without You by Tammara Webber ~ 8/6/13

Cake by Nicole Reed ~ 8/6/13

Wicked Beat by Olivia Cunning ~ 8/6/13

Present Perfect by Alison G. Bailey ~ 8/6/13

Pitch Perfect by Sierra Dean ~ 8/6/13

A Changed Life by Mary Wasowski ~ 8/7/13

Resist by C.D. Reiss 8/9/13

Love Me by Jillian Dodd ~ 8/11/13

Rock Chick Revolution by Kristen Ashley ~ 8/13/13

Into the Deep by Samantha Young ~ 8/13/13

Smash Into you by Shelly Crane ~ 8/13/13

Vixen in Vegas by Emma Nichols ~ 8/13/13

Freeing Asia by E.M. Abel ~ 8/13/13

Afterburn by Sylvia Day ~ 8/15/13 

Stripped by Jasinda Wilder ~ 8/16/13

Faithful by Kelly Elliott ~ 8/13/13

Wethering the Storm by Samantha Towle ~ 8/20/13

 Shooting Scars by Karina Halle ~ 8/20/13

Feel the Rush by Kelsie Leverich ~ 8/20/13

Playing With Her Heart by Lauren Blakely ~ 8/20/13

Enduring Light by Alyssa Rose Ivy ~ 8/20/13

Taming Cross by Ella James ~ 8/20/13

Two Roads by L.M. Augustine ~ 8/26/13

Jace by T.A. Grey ~ 8/27/13

Unafraid by Melody Grace ~ 8/27/13

Every Shattered Thing by Elora Ramirez ~ 8/27/13

Time Spell by T.A. Foster ~ 8/27/13

Accidental Mistress by Portia Da Costa ~ 8/29/13

Taunting Destiny by Amelia Hutchins ~ August 2013

All Grown Up by Sadie Grubor ~ August 2013

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Fixed on You by Laurelin Paige

Title: Fixed on You
 Author: Laurelin Paige
 Release date: June 2013
 Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
~ Synopsis ~

Stalking and restraining orders are a thing of Alayna Pierce’s past. With her MBA newly in hand, she has her future figured out – move up at the nightclub she works at and marry the manager, David. He’s perfect for her because, although he’s attractive, he doesn’t get her all turned inside out and upside down like some other men have. It’s a safe plan, one that assures she’ll remain in control of her obsessive love disorder.
But what Alayna didn’t figure on is Hudson Pierce, the new owner of the nightclub. He’s smart, rich, and gorgeous – the kind of guy Alayna knows to stay away from if she wants to keep her past tendencies in check. Except, Hudson’s fixed his sights on her. He wants her in his bed and makes no secret of his plans to seduce her. Avoiding him becomes impossible after he offers a business proposition Alayna can’t turn down and she’s drawn further into his universe, unable to resist his gravitational pull.  
Soon Alayna’s charmed by Hudson in every way possible and the control over her old behaviors slip. When she learns Hudson has a dark history of his own, she realizes too late that she’s fallen for the worst man she could possibly get involved with. Or maybe their less than ideal pasts give them an opportunity to heal each other and finally find the love their lives have been missing.


~ Our Review ~
4.5 Star review by Heather

This book is amazing.  Once you start reading it you won't want to put it down.   You will want to know more about Layne and Hudson.

Layne is trying to overcome the issues she has since her parent’s death.  She struggles with commitment.  She is in love with the idea of being in love.  So when she meets Hudson she thinks that playing by his rules she will be safe.  Can she learn to overcome her commitment issues? Can Hudson help her?
Hudson is the sexy rich bachelor who can have any woman he wants.  He has an evil mother who believes he is incapable of loving another person.  He wants to prove to his mother he can.  Will he be able to really love another person or has his mother really made him believe he can't?

This book is an amazing read.  I really want to know more about Layne and Hudson.  I guess that is good since there will be a sequel.  It wasn't really a cliffhanger so that is good!  This is definitely a recommended read.

 ~ Author Bio ~
Laurelin Paige is a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however. When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Mad Men and the Walking Dead, or dreaming of Adam Levine. She is represented by Bob Diforio of D4EO Literary Agency.

Twitter: @laurelinpaige

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Tracks by Sarah Biermann

~ Synopsis ~
When Harvard Law student, Dylan Ackhart, moves to Boston with her best friend- the last thing she expects to find is Jeremy Mason. Jeremy is sexy, smart, and passionate- and currently the most famous rock star in the world.
From the first moment Dylan meets Jeremy, she's attracted to him. But she soon finds the fame and press can wear on you. Plus, Jeremy seems to be hiding things from her- including his relationship with the mysterious blue-haired girl.
Tracks takes you on a ride through the not so glamorous side of dating a rock star- sex, drugs, rock and roll.

~ Our Review ~
4 Star Review by Annie
Tracks starts off like your typical rocker love story filled with sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll, but it becomes so much more than that. It is a story about surviving your demons and learning how to overcome obstacles one at a time all for the sake of love.
After focusing her whole life on getting into Harvard, Dylan’s dreams are finally coming true. Nothing and no one is going to stand in her way. Or at least she wasn’t planning on it. Sometimes when you least expect it love will find you.

Jeremy is used to having the world at his fingertips. Anything he wants, he gets. With and unlimited amount of woman, alcohol and drugs he becomes powerless to the rock and roll lifestyle. That is until he finds something worth more than all of it. Something that makes him want to be a better man. Something in the form of a girl staring at him from the front row of his sold out concert with the most beautiful eyes he has ever seen.
This was an amazing tale of how sometimes love can truly conquer all, or at least you hope it does. This book has an amazing plot, and even more amazing characters that you will grow to love. It will have you rooting for their love to survive the whole way through until the very last page.

I give this book a 4 star review. I really really wanted to give it a higher rating because I liked this book so much, but the major downfall is it didn’t end. Even with an epilogue it just wasn’t fulfilling. I guess on the plus side is there will be a second book in the series. So maybe, just maybe I will get my ending after all.
~ Excerpt ~
I make a disgusted sound in my throat. “I am totally fucked up by what my mother did to me,” I say, still aghast at his reaction to my story.

“Fucked up?” he questions, confused. “Why? Because you’re shy? Because you’re private? Because you don’t like to be vulnerable? Because you strive to achieve great things to prove you’re good enough to be worth something?”

The way he instantly knows me makes me very uncomfortable. I freeze, wide eyed and unable to speak for a moment. How could he see me so clearly? How did this connection between us go so deeply? It was disturbing to me, the understanding between us. It’s deeper than even the physical pull between us, as if the air that separates our bodies is electrically charged. I had worked my whole life to push people away, building up this wall of protection. And yet here is this man, tearing it down and seeing who I am through all the bullshit. Maybe I'm not as good at hiding myself as I thought.
“Yeah,” I finally muttered. “Those reasons are pretty much why.”
“It makes you beautiful. The things you say it created in you... are what attract me to you in this unbelievable way. You’re timid, shy, brilliant, and completely unaware of how amazing you are.”
I go statue still. My heart feels like it’s going to explode at his words. How did our conversation
change course so quickly? I don’t know if I’m prepared for this. “Amazing?” I repeat in disbelief.
He smiles a catlike smile, like he’s hunting again. Immediately, my breathing increases. “Oh yes. When I first saw your eyes from the stage,” he leans closer to me. I want to both back away and lean toward him at the same time. “I wanted to make them roll back into your head. I wanted to grab your round hips and pull you close to me.” He crouches on the couch, one leg on and one leg off, leaning over me. With his face against my cheek again, he whispers in my ear, “You. Are. Breathtaking.”


~ About The Author ~
Sarah Biermann, RN, BSN was born Wilmington, Delaware and grew up in Claymont. She attended Cab Calloway School of the Arts in Wilmington for high school, majoring in creative writing. She went on to Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, PA for her Associates Degree in Nursing. She recently graduated Drexel University with her BSN in nursing and is currently in their Masters program for nursing education. Sarah's nursing specialty is in drugs and alcohol detox and rehab.
Sarah has been married to her husband, Jon, for 8 years. She has two beautiful daughters: Anna, age 7, and Quinn, age 2. They live in Lansdale, Pennsylvania.
She enjoys reading, singing, art, music, television, going to the movies, Hershey Park, and writing. "Tracks"- the first book in the "Rock Bottom" series- is her first book.
 Sarah is currently working on the second book in the "Rock Bottom" series- titled "Trials"- coming soon.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Promotional Event and Giveaway: Love of Truth by CT Oliver

~ Synopsis ~

For the next eleven days all Amelia Adler wants is a nice relaxing vacation on the beach. All she’ll do is drink pineapple margaritas and read sexy steamy romance novels. She doesn’t want to think about the stress of her daily life nor the fact that she doesn’t know what to do with her life.
Craig Patrice just wants to spend his last spring break catching wave after waves during the day in the Pacific Ocean, and relax as much as he can at night. This is his last break before finishing law school and starting at a firm this upcoming summer. He has no desire for a fling or a girlfriend. All he wants is to buckle down and finish this year off right. That is until he gets a glimpse of his vacationing neighbor, and for the life of him, he can’t look away.

Though Craig and Amelia are somewhat reluctant for a relationship, they seem to find comfort in one another and can’t let go of each other. Finding romance on vacation is one thing, but can their relationship withstand the demand of real life and once their past catches up with them will believing in each other’s truth save their future.
~ Excerpt ~

            Sitting back, I try to relax again, but I’m hyped and overly aware of all the sounds around me. Cory comes through the glass sliding doors, and offers me a three finger Macallan then settles down into the lounge chair next to me with a drink of his own. There are some things in this world that you cannot skimp on, and a good scotch is one of them.
“Whoa, whose big ride? Wasn’t there five minutes ago,” Cory states.
“Yeah, seems like we’ll be having a neighbor for a couple of days,” I say nonchalantly.
“Neighbor? As in one?” Cory asks.
“Yeah, she’s a cute lil’ thang,” I drawl, laughing to myself. You can take the boy out of Texas, but you can’t take Texas out of the boy.
“Hmmm, maybe she’ll want to come over later for our get together with the girls from this morning,” Cory grins to himself.
I let out a laugh, dividing my focus between Cory and the house across the drive path. “You trying to woo them with your cooking?”
“Hey! A lady has to appreciate a man who can grill, right?” Cory asks, taking of a sip of his scotch.
“Yes, a lady would, but those girls…” I raise a questioning eyebrow at my brother.
Cory laughs. “Yeah, okay, but that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate what they have to offer me.”
“Okay, just don’t appreciate them so much that you can’t catch some waves tomorrow.” My brother and I have two different ideas of this vacation. Cory wants to meet as many girls as he can, I just want to catch as many waves and adrenaline rushes as I can.
“I won’t,” Cory chuckles and leans back in his chair facing the ocean. “Hey! You okay man? You’ve been quiet, and let me tap into what mom would say, umm, ‘reflective’, lately. What’s going on in that head of ours?”
I laugh at my brother’s concern. Cory and our mom have always been close. Cory is a year younger and is a bigger mama’s boy than I am. Whenever we’re looking out for each other, we always worry through our mom’s eyes, so to speak.
“Yeah, I’m fine, just finishing up school is stressful and then next year, you know.”
“Man, you just need a girl!” Cory states. This is not uncommon for him to say. It’s his answer for everything. Bored? Get with a girl. Going to get food? Get it with a girl. Going to buy toilet paper? Get it with a girl. Some part of Cory just doesn’t want to grow up, it seems.
Twitter: ; @ctoliver503


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