Saturday, August 10, 2013

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Love Me Back by Michelle Lynn

~ Synopsis ~

Growing up in small town Belcrest, Maddy Jennings thought she was destined to be with her childhood love Trent Basso. Their friendship blossomed into love as they weaved in and out of each other’s lives, from school aged to young adulthood. During her complicated path with Trent, another love interest seems to be her constant. The problem is the other love interest is Trent’s older brother. Trent’s brother is bound to keep a promise to him even if it means keeping his distance from Maddy, but it doesn’t stop him from being a friend she can count on.

When Maddy returns to her hometown after two years for her brother’s wedding, she will have to face not only Trent but his brother as well. As the two Basso brothers fight to win her heart, she struggles to forgive her mom and accept her apology, in order to mend their relationship?

She must decide to either forfeit her happiness or tear a family apart.

~ Our Review ~
5 Star Review by Annie
Love Me Back will have you holding your breath in anticipation. Never knowing what is going to happen from one page to the next. This is not your average love triangle. This is the story of a girl whose heart is being pulled in two different directions. The twist is the boys doing the pulling are….brothers!
Maddy and Trent have always been best friends. The only problem is Maddy has always wanted more.  For as long as she can remember she has been in love with Trent. She just knew they would always be together. So when their relationship finally turns into a romance Maddy falls head over heels fast. The only problem is Trent flip flops and strings Maddy along. They constantly are going from friends to lovers and then back to friends again. The cycle just continues over and over.  That is until life gets complicated, and Trent decides to bail on Maddy when she needs him most.

Gabe, Trent’s brother, steps up and befriends Maddy. He will be there to support her when his brother cannot. Gabe and Maddy started to develop a friendship and pretty soon the lines started to get blurred. Gabe knows that no matter what happens Maddy will always choose Trent. So he backs away, but it is already too late. Feelings have already been established.

What do you do when your heart is torn in two? Do you go for the one who you always picture yourself with or do you go with the one who you can’t seem to live without? Fate is a funny thing. Sometimes life is already planned out for you; you just have to open your eyes and your heart to accept it.

Love Me Back kept me intrigued the whole way through. This book had the power to draw you in and not let you go until the very last sentence of the book. I loved the relationships and friendships throughout this book, whether it was the major or minor characters or the bigs and the littles.

I normally do not like books that flash from past to present, but Michelle Lynn made it work. The flow was perfect. The storyline was perfect. Everything was perfect. Even though there was an epilogue, I would still love a follow up book! This book was amazing and it will definitely be added to my top books of 2013.


~ About The Author ~

Michelle Lynn has always been a reader, but her passion has become a full-blown addiction since her husband bought her a Kindle for Mother's Day. She's pretty sure that he regrets this on a regular basis. Especially when she has it propped up next to the stove while she cooks, which often results in a burnt dinner. Or when he loses sleep because the glow from the screen wakes him up when he rolls over at three in the morning. He does agree, however, that she uses this gift more than any other he has ever gotten her. She joking counters that, because of some of the steamy novels she reads, he also benefits more from this gift than any other he has gotten her. ;)

Michelle moved around the Midwest most of her life, transferring from school to school before settling down in the outskirts of Chicago ten years ago, where she now resides with her husband and two kids. She developed a love of reading at a young age, which helped lay the foundation for her passion to write. With the encouragement of her family, she finally sat down and wrote one of the many stories that have been floating around in her head. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found playing with her kids, talking to her mom on the phone, or hanging out with her family and friends. But after chasing around twin preschoolers all day, she always cherishes her relaxation time after putting the kids to bed.



Friday, August 9, 2013

Blog Tour: Landslide by N.J. Cole

~ Synopsis ~
Senator Maxwell Joseph has it all—money, power and good looks—the trifecta when it comes to attracting the ladies. He even has women willing to be tied up, spanked and fucked all while calling him Daddy, fulfilling his secret fantasy. On the night of his thirty-fifth birthday he finds a goddess waiting for him in his hotel room. She is beautiful, sexy and very willing, yet the fruit she offers is very forbidden. Not only at nineteen is she barely legal, but she is the daughter of his best friend and political advisor.

Mackenzie Wade has had a crush on the senator for years, and when an overheard phone call affords her the opportunity she needs to make her fantasies a reality, she jumps on the chance offering herself as a birthday gift.

Throwing caution to the wind, Max gives in to temptation and gives them both what they have been yearning for—a night filled with ropes, floggers and toe-curling sex. Although satiated, one night of passion wasn’t enough for either of them, and they began a clandestine affair.

The solid ground on which he’d built his career now began to shift as his wants and dreams for the future began to change. In what he can only describe as a landslide, Max hold on tight to the only thing that he can, Kenzie, and goes on the ride of his life, knowing all along that in the end, he may have to make a choice between the woman of his fantasies and his career.
~ Our Review ~
4 Star Review by Heather 
This book is a fast steamy read.  There is a lot of sex in it :)
Mackenzie is a nineteen year old who is attracted to the thirty five year old senator, Max.  She knows that he will never look at her that way, but it hasn't stopped her feelings for him.  She overhears a conversation between her dad and Max and sets a plan into motion to get him to notice her.  Can she get him to notice her without losing her heart? 
Max is a Senator that has to hide his sexual exploits. He likes to tie women up and spank them.  He knows it can ruin his career so he only hires the best.  So on his birthday he is shocked to find Mackenzie in his hotel suite.  Will he finally succumb to her?  Will he fall in love with her?  Can they survive a scandal?
This book is really good.  I liked how it had a whole lot of sex, but it also had a good plot to go along with it.  I was a little disappointed with the ending though.  I really think it needed an epilogue. 
~ Interview With Max & Mackenzie ~
Hello Senator Joseph and Mackenzie!  May I call you Max and Kenzie?
Kenzie: Sure, any friend of NJ’s is a friend of mine
I am so excited to sit down and chat with the two of you.
Senator when did you first start to notice Mackenzie?
Max: Honestly, I didn’t notice her until the night of my birthday party. As much as it might sound like I’m into little girls, I wouldn’t have been interested in her when she was an actual little girl. But that night, when she was in my hotel room, oh the things I wanted to do to her.
Mackenzie I know that you have noticed the Senator for a long time.  Why did you take your own virginity instead of finding a guy to help you?
Kenzie: Well, there really wasn’t a guy I was interested in other than Max. I hadn’t really thought of it as taking my virginity at the time. I just wanted to feel good. It really didn’t hurt and there was only the smallest amount of blood.
What was your favorite part about your trip to Paris?
Max: Go ahead honey.
Kenzie: Well, I loved the kiss at the top of the Eifel Tower. It was so passionate. I knew then that I loved him so much.
Max: I just loved that I could be myself with her. Walking around the streets holding her hand was amazing.
Kenzie: That was not your favorite part and you know it.
Max: *grins* Well, maybe I did like that fact that we made love without a condom. It was the best feeling ever.
If you could take Mackenzie anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Max: I’d really like to take her to Amsterdam. There are some BDSM clubs there that I know she would love. *wink*
How many kids do you want?  Do you have any names you want?
Kenzie: We haven’t really talked about kids. It’s uh, something we need to sort out.
Max: I’d like kids though.
Kenzie: *smiles* Me too.
This is for Max!  I know that if I was Kenzie I would want to beat the shit outta Tiffany.  If you could, would you have dealt with Tiffany differently when she threatened you?
Max: Had I known Kenzie was willing to go public with our relationship or if I’d had more time to process it, I’d have told Tiffany to go fuck herself when she showed me the pics.
Do you have a short engagement  or long engagement in mind?
Big wedding or small wedding? Eloping?
Max: I’d love to stop in Vegas on the way home and make this official, but that’s not fair to Kenzie, and my mother would kill me. I have a feeling that it will be a big wedding and that takes time.
Is there anything about the other you would change?
Kenzie: I wouldn’t change a thing.
Max: Me either.
Kenzie do you head back to finish school or do you  stay and help with the campaign?
Kenzie: I’m going to finish school. My career is important to me, but I do plan on helping with the campaign where I can, and of course after I graduate in a few years.
What is one thing you wish you could change about yourself?
Kenzie: I’d like to be older.
Max: Funny, I’d like to be younger.
Do you continue on to the White House Senator Max?
Max: Time will tell on that one. I need to win this race for the Governor first. But honestly, if it’s not in the cards for me, as long as I have Kenzie, I’ll be fine.
I would love to thank you both for you time today.  It was a lot of fun getting to the both of you a little better. 
Kenzie: It was nice getting to know you too.
~ About The Author ~

NJ Cole is a witty, mid-western girl with a kinky side. She works by day and writes by night, all while being a mother to her wonderful boys and serving her Sir. Unlike many of today’s authors, she chooses to write in first person, allowing the readers to experience life through the eyes of the unique characters that live in her head. Her love of those characters and respect for their stories come through loud and clear in her writing. With over two million reads of her online work in the past six months, NJ Cole is clearly an up and coming author.



Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Bring Me Home by Cassia Leo

~ Synopsis ~
The breath-taking conclusion to the New York Times and USA Today bestselling series is expected to be released August 6, 2013.

Claire Nixon is a college student with a past full of secrets and heartbreak. She was saved once by her first love, and rock star, Chris Knight. But when she encouraged Chris to leave town to pursue his dreams, both Claire and Chris didn’t realize it would be the biggest mistake of their lives.

After a devastating year apart and thousands of miles of distance between them, Claire met sexy surfer Adam Parker. With his awful jokes and profound patience, he helped Claire pick up the shattered pieces of her broken heart for the second time.

But now Chris has returned and he is willing and determined to make Claire’s dreams come true—the same way she did for him when she let him go.

With Adam’s former girlfriend in the picture, Claire finds herself torn between the new, passionate love she shares with Adam and the love and family she shares with Chris

 ~ Our Review ~
5 Star Review by Heather
OMG! What  a great ending to this series.  I love how each chapter alternates POV's. 
“I think you needed Adam to show you how much you still love Chris.”
Claire is trying to heal her broken heart.  She was always in love with Chris.  She set him free so he could pursue music.  He left and it broke her heart.  She hides her pregnancy and gives the baby, Abby, up for adaption.  She eventually moves on from Chris and meets a guy named Adam.  She falls in love with Adam only to have Chris come back into her life.  She needs to decide which man is the best for her.  Will she go with Chris, the guy who taught her how to live and love?  Or will she go with Adam, the guy who helped he heal her broken heart after losing Chris and Abby?
“It’s not our mistakes that define us.  It’s the lessons we learn that show our true character.”
Chris always loved Claire even when he was manwhoring it up and when she let him go.  His biggest regret was leaving without her.  He doesn't know how to feel about the fact that she hid her pregnancy from everyone.  He wished she would have called him to tell him, but knows she was trying to let him live his dream.  Will he make her see that she belongs with him?  That he is willing to give everything up to be with her?
“Thank you for treating me like the person I’m trying to be instead of the person I was.”
Adam was just as heartbroken as Claire was when they met.  His ex cheated on him and he got in trouble with the law for beating the guy up. He also wasn't sure of who was the father of the baby his ex, Lindsay, was carrying.  He pushed Claire away while he was in Hawaii. Can he make her see he is the man for her?  Or will he realize that he still loves his ex?
“You are more than my soul mate.  You are me.”
This book was ah-mazing!  It was a lot better than I thought it was going to be.  Only because I thought my guy was going to get his heart crushed!  Cassia Leo did an amazing job making me fall in love with all the characters of this book.  Well done!!

~ About Cassia Leo ~
USA Today bestselling author Cassia Leo loves her coffee, chocolate, and margaritas with salt. When she's not writing, she spends way too much time watching old reruns of Friends and Sex and the City. When she's not watching reruns, she's usually enjoying the California sunshine or reading--sometimes both.


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Blog Tour and Giveaway: If You Leave by Courtney Cole

~ Synopsis ~
26-year old Gabriel Vincent is a badass hero. Or he used to be, anyway. As an ex-Army Ranger, Gabe never thought he needed anyone. But after one horrible night in Afghanistan scars him in a way that he can't get past, he needs someone who can help him heal...even if he doesn't realize it.

25-year old Madison Hill doesn't need anybody...or so she thinks. She grew up watching her parents' messed-up abusive relationship and she knows there's no way in hell that she's ever letting that happen to her.

They don't know it in the beginning, but Gabriel and Madison will soon develop a weakness: Each other.

But Gabriel's got a secret, a hidden monster that he's afraid Maddy could never overcome... And Maddy's got issues that she's afraid Gabe will never understand. They quickly realize that they need each other to be whole, but at the same time they know that they've got demons to fight.

And the problem with demons is that they never die quietly.

~ Our Review ~
5 Star Review by Heather
OMG I loved this story.  This story takes you on an emotional roller coaster ride.  It deals with PTSD and the heartache it causes.   

"Even the strongest cry. A smart person told me that once."
Maddy is still hiding behind the walls she built after her parent's death.  All her family and friends complain that she is boring and isn't living her life. She uses the excuse she had to grow up too fast. She took over the family restaurant and looked out for her younger sister, Mila.  She goes out to a club one night to let loose and meets this hot, sexy guy. She decided to throw caution to the wind and go home with him.   Is this a big mistake?  Or will he be the guy to finally break down all her walls?

"You're a piece of me. A big piece of me. And when you're gone, I can't function right. I'm only half a person."

Gabe is just home from Afghanistan. He is suffering from PTSD, but doesn't want to get help.  He thinks it will make him look weak.  He tries to hide all his issues, but when he finally hurts the girl he loves will he finally get help?  Or will he leave her to protect her?
"Well, I'm sure you're fluent in asshole-speak."

This book truly was amazing.  It makes you really step back and think about all these Soldiers who are overseas fighting for us.  They risk a lot and then come home felling weak and alone.  This book will take you on an emotional roller coaster, but it is so worth it in the end.  Amazing job Courtney Cole!!!


 ~ Courtney Cole Bio ~
 Courtney Cole is a novelist who would eat mythology for breakfast if she could. She has a degree in Business, but has since discovered that corporate America is not nearly as fun to live in as fictional worlds. She loves chocolate and roller coasters and hates waiting and rude people.
Courtney lives in quiet suburbia, close to Lake Michigan, with her real-life Prince Charming, her ornery kids (there is a small chance that they get their orneriness from their mother) and a small domestic zoo.

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Monday, August 5, 2013

Blog Tour and Giveaway: I Breathe You by Lori L. Clark

~ Synopsis ~

When a tragic accident leaves Rhane Evans -- lead vocalist for the rock band Fate's Crazy -- permanently unable to speak above a whisper and kills the love of her life, she moves across the state to pick up the pieces. Shattered, Rhane struggles to understand what happened the night of the accident, an accident everyone blames her for, even though she wasn't driving the car.

Enter Ian Callahan. He's the one person who may have a more tumultuous past than Rhane. Though they try hard to deny the sizzling attraction between them, it proves nearly impossible. When Ian's troubled past threatens to tear them apart, they begin to believe happiness isn't in their cards.

~ Our Review ~
4 Star Review by Annie

I Breathe You is a tragically beautiful story of survival and learning how to accept the fate life hands you. It was a sweet romantic read.  
One Minute Rhaney has everything she could dream of. She has found her one true love and now her band getting to go on tour with a famous band, but just like that it is all gone. After a horrible accident that has left her voiceless, Rhaney is left trying to figure out her life. Rhaney ends up moving away to a fixer upper by a lake and slowly learns how to deal with her emotions and pent up aggression.  
Ian is used to everything turning to crap. His whole life has been one disappointment after another. Ian takes a construction job and meets Rhaney. He tries to stay away from her, but something keeps drawing him to her.

The characters and love story is what made this book. Rhaney was going through a rough time and she will have you rooting for her the whole time. PTSD is no joke. I liked how we saw a side of it that we rarely get to see. I loved how Ian was there for Rhaney. He didn’t run when things got bad, instead he handled them head on.
This book was somewhat PG 13, but sometimes you don’t need spicy sex scenes to make a story sexy. I really enjoyed reading this book and give it 4 stars.

 ~ Ten Facts About The Author ~
1. I'm an only child.
2. I love dogs!
3. I was born in Iowa City, Iowa and lived in Iowa until January 2007. 
4. I worked as a professional psychic reader for 2 years. 
5. I'm a Pisces Sun, Leo Moon with Aquarius rising. 
6. I've written 6 books and am in the process of brainstorming a 7th. 
7. I don't look or act my age! 
8. I ran my first 1/2 marathon at age 50. 
9. I love 80's hair band music. 
10. I'm a claims payment analyst for one of Fortune 500 Magazine's "Top 100 places in America to work.

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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Sizzle by Lexi Buchanan

~ Synopsis ~

Thalia is twenty-one and has just finished her sophomore year of college.  Her new boyfriend, Liam, invites her to spend the summer with him and his family, so as she’s been unable to find a local job to keep her at college, Thalia jumps at the chance.  Liam tells her that she can be his guest at his brother, Jack’s, wedding at the end of the summer.

Jack is twenty-five and feels as though he’s drowning. He’s engaged to Mia, against his will, because it’s always been drilled into him, family comes first.  Jack’s studying for a law degree, and wants to go out on his own once he graduates, specializing in criminal law. His father wants him to accept a junior partnership in the law firm owned jointly by him and Lewis, his fiancées father, to practice family law.

Then he meets his brother’s girlfriend, Thalia, and he can’t get her out of his head.  He needs her to keep her distance, because every time she smiles in his direction, he wants to carry her to his room and do really naughty things to her.

Then Saturday night arrives and Liam takes Thalia to a new bar that has opened where she discovers Jack’s big secret.  By day he’s the good looking, slightly older brother with a chip on his shoulder, who gives her hot looks, and by night he’s Phoenix, singer/guitar player for bad boy group ‘Deception’, who makes her sizzle to the core!

He has muscle. He has tattoos. He has piercings. He has a mouth that makes her panties wet every time he opens it. He is supposed to be getting married.  He is also her boyfriend’s brother...


~ Our Review ~
5 Star review by Heather

OMG this book has a little bit of everything.  It has a lot of really hot, steamy scenes.  Beware you might need a change of panties reading some of them ;)
“Don’t be shy with me, not me.”
Thalia is trying to decide where to go for the summer.  She doesn't want to go home to her controlling parents so she decides to go home with Liam, her friend.  She goes to Liam's for the summer pretending to be his girlfriend to keep his mom from throwing women at him.  Little did she know that she would fall for his brother, Jack. 
“This thing between us isn’t going to just disappear.”
Jack is a rock star in his free time and going to school to become a lawyer.  He is in a tough spot when he meets Thalia.  He is engaged to Mia, who is the daughter of his dad’s business partner. Neither of them wants to get married, but their parents are forcing them.  Can they stand up to their parents so they can be happy?
“I don’t want to let you go…but I don’t have any choice.”
This book was amazing!!  I didn't want to put it down.  I love how we got a side story on the secondary characters also. I cannot wait for book two. 
~ Author Bio ~
I was born in Bolton, Lancashire within the United Kingdom, where I lived, and worked at the University of Bolton. In 2010, I moved to Ireland with my husband, four kids and pack of animals.
We are now settled in a lovely town, in County Cavan. The kids love their schools, once they get there that is.
My eldest daughter, is on the Irish Junior Archery Team, and spends her time training. At least she does when her dad can get her off her ipad, reading or listening to music.
I have recently joined the book review blog, Book Addict Mumma and made a wonderful new friend in Kristy Louise Garbutt, my new boss!
My kindle is loaded with too many books to mention, as I absolutely love to read when I have the chance.
My all time high would be to stand at the foot of Mount Everest in the Himalayas.
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