Saturday, September 14, 2013

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Crashed by Danielle A. Elwood

~ Synopsis ~
Emily Taylor is a twenty-six year old event planner who has made a career out of dating; with the majority of it ending up as a complete nightmare. She is driven, motivated, and rising to the top in her career…but not in her love life. However, a random car accident will change her life forever.

Avery Martin is a country boy stuck in the city working his dream job of being a fire fighter. Over the years he has given up a lot, including dating, to focus on his career. Responding to a car accident one day he becomes overly involved with the woman he is rescuing.

Will these two find love, or will amnesia cost them the future they might have had?
~ Our Review ~
4 Star Review by Heather
This book is a sweet love story with a little suspense mixed in.
Emily is not really good at relationships. She is always falling into sex and then the relationship is over.  So when she gets in a car accident and meets the HOT SEXY firefighter, Avery Martin, she wants to take things slow.  Can she take it slow and get to know him?  Will they even have a chance?
Avery is a firefighter who loves his job.  He doesn't have a lot of time to date so he doesn't.  He is instantly attracted to Emily when he sees her laying in her unconscious.  He goes to visit her in the hospital and it is like love at first sight.  How does he pursue Emily without scaring her away? 
This book was good.  I think it needed a lot more angst.  It just seemed to all fall together too easily for me, but it is definitely worth the read.
~ About The Author ~
Danielle A. Elwood is a blogger by trade who started writing her first romance novel Take Me Out as a hobby in 2012. She is a avid romance novel lover herself,  which inspired her to take the leap into writing her own. Recently releasing Crashed.
She was born and raised in Connecticut and relocated to Florida in April of 2013.
Danielle is a mother of three – Camden (5), Benjamin (4), and Addison(2) and has written for various popular publications such as Disney owned, as well as the Online Woman’s Magazine The Broad Side where she is also the managing editor, and her own website Danielle Elwood Dot Com, which is a parenting based Mom blog.
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Friday, September 13, 2013

Release Event & Giveaway: Man of My Dreams by Faith Andrews

~ Synopsis ~

Mia Murphy may be married to the man of her dreams. But the man in her dreams is the one that got away—her high school crush.

Mia’s stuck in a rut, just like every other stay-at-home mom, and the only thing saving her from her monotonous routine is her perfect husband, Declan. He’s gorgeous, he adores her, and the man stole her heart with his sexy singing voice. Mia feels like the luckiest girl in the world, until she discovers that Mr. Perfect is not Mr. Faithful. Mia is devastated. Everything she once believed about Declan and their marriage is now covered in a big cloud of doubt and regret. On impulse, she kicks the cheating bastard out, pushing them into a separation that could mean the end of the picture-perfect couple.

But when Mia receives an invitation to her high school reunion, she finds herself abandoning the present for the oh-so alluring pull of the past. Although her heart still belongs to her husband, inescapable thoughts of her crush, Noah, resurface. And ten years later, Noah isn’t afraid to make his move. When the build-up of fantasies and ‘what ifs' comes to a head, sparks fly and it’s Mia’s turn to question if her marriage is everything she wants out of life. Searching for answers, Mia dives head first into dating Noah, falling further away from her husband and closer to her old flame.

But Declan’s not giving up so easily. Mia is his one and only and he’s not about to let another man win her heart.

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~ Man of My Dreams ~
Chapter 1 (Excerpt #2)

With reluctance, I flutter my eyes open slowly and come face to face with a blond haired, blue-eyed angel.

“Mommy, me and Charlie want waffles and she needs you to wipe her butt. She just did poo.”

And there it is…hello reality. Little girls, ass wiping and breakfast at… six forty five! “Girls, are you joking? We need to go back to bed for a little while, Mommy’s tired.” And she was just about to get off to her high school crush.

 “No! We not tired anymore,” yells Charlie from the bathroom.

“Well I am! Cara, go wipe your sister’s butt, please, please, please, do Mommy this favor?” Great, I’ve resorted to begging. I pull the covers over my head and let out an exaggerated, frustrated huff of air. I hear giggling on the outside of my cocoon. I peek out unwillingly.

“You like a cranky bear, Mommy. Like in the Goldilocks book.”

“Yeah, well, bears are cranky when they’re woken up from their hibernation.” And even more cranky when woken up from a steamy sex dream.

“I done, I done, I done!” Charlie chants impatiently.

I curse Declan and his business trip as I drag myself out of the bed, hobble into the bathroom, and complete the first ass-wiping of the day. After washing my hands and splashing some water on my face, I look at my daughters and am taken aback by the looks on their faces.

“What? What are you looking at?”

The little devils eye me with identical dancing, glacier-blue-eyes.

Charlie just points, giggling, while Cara rolls her eyes and says, “Your hair!”

I turn to the mirror and gasp at my reflection. “Wow, I really do look like a bear. Sorry girls, crazy dream.” Yeah, crazy and wonderful, and you pains in the asses woke me from it.

“You’re still beautiful, Mommy, don’t worry.” Cara hugs my leg.

“Yeah, you bo-oo-ful,” Charlie agrees, hugging my other leg.

“Not quite as beautiful as either of you angels. Now, let me brush up and then we’ll go down for breakfast. Meet ya down in five?”  I tap them on their freshly wiped butts and nudge them off.

“Okay,” their voices already trailing off, “we set the table.”

“Okay, girls, thanks lots.”

I grab my phone, ignoring the early hour. Grace insisted I text her the next time I had the dream. So I do.

Again! 2 in 1 month. What the hell is wrong with me?

What the hell is wrong with me? For the past ten years, at least once every few months, I have dreamt about hot, steamy, glorious sex with Noah. Where our hands roam each other’s bodies, leaving no flesh untouched. Where he claims me as his own and I let him wrap his arms around me and tell me how much he loves me.

But I digress.

 ~ About the author ~

Faith Andrews lives in New York where she is happily married to her high school sweetheart. They have two beautiful daughters and a furry Yorkie son, Rocco. If she isn’t listening to Mumford and Sons or busy being a Dance Mom, her nose is in a book or her laptop. She’s a sucker for a happily ever after and believes her characters are out there living one somewhere . . .  
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Promo Post & Giveaway: The Last Gentle Dentist by Oliver Pearl

The Last Gentle Dentist
By Oliver Pearl
ISBN-10: 0988887703
ISBN-13: 978-0988887701
Print Length: 200 pages
Publisher: Suggestive Books
Published: February 14, 2013
Genre: Literary Fiction
Format: Print & Digital
Based on actual events, spanning continents from San Francisco to Paris, from Amsterdam to Odessa, from New York to Siberia, The Last Gentle Dentist is a novel about a modern age Casanova, a romantic-vigilante, who is fond of pain medications and elective plastic surgery, whose life is a tumultuous river running with the speed of a putrid pond, which makes an unexpected turn when he goes on the run from the law due to charges of medical fraud.

“The narrator finds himself a wanted man and begins his odyssey through Europe and America, a fast-paced and often sexually explicit journey from one stranger’s bed, couch, bathroom and bungalow to the next.”-Kirkus Reviews

The novel has received honorary mention at the 2013 South West Book Festival and 2013 San Francisco Book Festival.

~ Oliver Pearl’s Bio ~

Age: Early Forties

Place Of Birth: At Sea

Physical Description: Reclusive, yet to be seen

Residence: South of France
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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Cover Reveal: FOUR SECONDS TO LOSE by K.A. Tucker


Owning a strip club isn’t the fantasy most guys expect it to be. With long hours, a staff with enough issues to keep a psych ward in business, and the police regularly on his case, twenty-nine year old Cain is starting to second guess his unspoken mission to save the women he employs. And then blond, brown-eyed Charlie Rourke walks through his door, and things get really complicated. Cain abides by a strict “no sleeping with the staff” rule. But being around Charlie challenges Cain’s self-control…and it’s been a long time since any woman has done that.

Twenty-two-year old Charlie Rourke needs a lot of money, really fast, in order to vanish before it’s too late. Taking her clothes off for men makes her stomach curl but Charlie tells herself that at least she’s putting her acting and dancing skills to good use. And though her fellow dancers seem eager to nab their sexy, sophisticated, and genuinely caring boss, she’s not interested. After all, Charlie Rourke doesn’t really exist—and the girl pretending to be her doesn’t need to complicate her life with romance.

Unfortunately, Charlie soon discovers that developing feelings for Cain is inevitable, that those feelings may not be unrequited—but losing him when he finds out what she’s involved with will be more painful than any other sentence awaiting her.
FOUR SECONDS TO LOSE is due to be released November 4, 2013. 

Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She is a voracious reader and the farthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit. Kathleen currently resides in a quaint small town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: For Everly by Raine Thomas

 ~ Synopsis ~
Determined to overcome a dark and tragic past, college student Everly Wallace is only months away from earning her degree in physical therapy. She’s consumed with school, caring for her ailing grandfather, and figuring out how to pay the next bill. The last thing she wants is a relationship, but it just might be the one thing she needs.
Major League pitcher Cole Parker hasn’t fought for anything in his life. He went from a privileged upbringing to a multimillion dollar All-Star career. But when his pitching shoulder starts to give him trouble at only twenty-four years old, he faces the possibility of his injury becoming public knowledge and costing him everything.
In a desperate bid to save his career, Cole decides to hire someone to treat his injury, someone who will keep things off the record and out of the media. He finds the perfect solution in Everly. As mysterious as she is beautiful, she provides an enticing distraction from his pain. Soon, physical therapy is the last thing on his mind.
When an act of betrayal brings the truths they both fear to light, Cole will have to fight for the first time in his life…not just for his career, but for Everly’s love.

For Everly Book Trailer Link:

~ Our Review ~
4 Star Review by Heather
This book is good.  I think it was a little slow at the beginning, but half way through it picked up. 
Everly is a Physical Therapist student.  She has a year left until so graduates.   She doesn't have a social life.  She goes to school, volunteers at sports rehab clinics, works and does some things for her mentor Dr. Wyatt Parker.  So when Wyatt asks her to work with his brother Cole, so his injury would go unreported and possibly leaked to the media,  she can’t turn them down.  She owes Wyatt, because he is always helping her out.  Can she work with Cole without losing her heart? 
Cole is an all-star pitcher.  He has messed up his shoulder, but knows with the right treatment he can be on top of his game again.  He doesn't want his team to know about it because his contract is up this year and he doesn't want to be traded.  Can he convince Everly to help him out?  Will he end up falling for Everly or breaking her heart?
I feel this story had the potential to be an amazing book, but it just fell short.  I am not sure why exactly, but it was slow in places and I think it needed more "IT" factor.  With that being said I would still recommend this book.

~ About the Author ~
Raine Thomas is the award-winning author of a series of YA Fantasy/Romance novels about the Estilorian plane, including the Daughters of Saraqael Trilogy and the Firstborn Trilogy, and a New Adult Contemporary Romance, For Everly. She is a proud member of Romance Writers of America and is a contributing blogger to The Writer's Voice. When she isn’t planning weddings, writing, or glued to social networking sites, she can usually be found on one of Florida’s beautiful beaches with her husband and daughter or crossing the border to visit with her Canadian friends and relatives.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Blog Tour: Breaking Through The Wall by Ashley Piscitelli

~ Synopsis ~

Jason Smith hated the whole idea of relationships and commitment. He got what he needed from girls but that's where it ended.  At least that was how it was suppose to be.  After a traumatic event he gets involved with the one girl who could force him to change his ways.  Will he be able to commit to her though?  Or will he drive her away before he ever has the chance to have her?

 Madison and Carter finally found happiness but their lives have just been turned upside  down, by someone who refuses to go away.  Can their relationship survive the tragedy and pain that he has caused?  What if justice doesn't always win, and the bad guys get away?

**Breaking Through the Wall is for mature audiences only--strong language, and explicit sexual content are apparent.**

 ~ Our Review ~
5 Star Review by Heather
OMG I loved this book.  It was ah-mazing.  It wasn't what I was thinking when I saw it was a trilogy.  I loved book one Playing With Fire.  So I assumed book two was going to be about Maddie, Carter and Chris.  Well I got a lovely surprise and it was about Jason and Nicole.  Yes, we get a lot of Maddie and Carter also.

Nicole has wanted Jason from the moment she met him.  Finally on New Year’s Eve when they were both drunk they hooked up.  She never expected him to treat her like crap afterwards.   She tried to get him to talk, but he wouldn't.  She didn't know what to think because he would say he needed her and then he just fucked her and left.  She knows he has commitment issues.  Can she  finally break down his walls?  Or does she finally move on?

Jason is a womanizer.  He loves 'em and leaves 'em.  He doesn't want to get attached, because that means if they leave he will be heartbroken.  He tries to stay away from Nicole, because he knows she is the type of girl who deserves a man who wants a relationship.  After one night with her, he knows that his feelings have changed.  He knows after their first time together he is in trouble so he decides to just leave her while she sleeps.  He tries to forget her with other chicks, but he always comes back.  Will he eventually push her away for good? Or will he learn to trust she won't leave him?

Maddie and Carter deal with the abduction of Maddie by her ex Chris. The hardest part is not knowing if he will be convicted of kidnapping, because his dad has money and power.  He is fighting the charges and major things are disappearing.  Will Maddie and Chris deal with the stress and work through it together? Or will Maddie close back up again?

This book leaves you wanting more.  You feel like you are right there with each and every character in the story.  You will want to smack some sense into some of these guys and you will want to offer comfort to the ladies.  I definitely recommend this series.  If you haven't read Playing With Fire you need to go now and buy it.  Then read this book.  It will give you a book hangover big time, but so worth it!!!  Ashley Piscitelli great job with entertaining us and keeping us captivated throughout this whole book!!!
~ About The Author ~

My name is Ashley Piscitelli. I live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with my husband, two kids, and two dogs. On top of starting a writing career, I am a full-time student and a full-time mom. I love spending time with my kids, although I have to hide away with the computer from them when I am writing! I love being active and being outdoors.
I have always been passionate about writing. I wrote this book in about three months. I love reading romance books! I feel like being able to lose yourself in a book is one of the more exciting aspects. The books I love to read and write will be ones that make you feel for the characters. You should have an opinion on every character in a book whether you love them, hate them, or think they are up to something.

I have always thought that the most important critic is your reader, so I would love to hear from you. If you read the book and loved it or hated it, tell me. As long as it is in a constructive way, I will always answer and interact with you. I want my fans to be open & talk to me what they want for the characters in the story, and what they would  like to see happen.
I hope you all enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Shine Not Burn by Elle Casey

~ Synopsis ~

I can't be held responsible. Things that happen there are supposed to stay there, right? Right? Yeeeah. Not so much. 

Andie's just days away from tying the knot, but there's just ooooone little glitch. Apparently, she's already married. Or someone with her name is married to a guy out in Oregon of all places, and the courthouse won't issue her a marriage license until it's all cleared up. Tripping her way through cow pies and country songs to meet up with a man who gets around places on horseback is her very last idea of how to have a good time, but if she's going to get married, make partner at the firm, and have two point five kids before she's thirty-five, she needs to get to the bottom of this snafu and fix it quick ... before her fiance finds out and everything she's been working toward goes up in flames.
~ Our Review ~
4 Star Review by Heather
Wow this book really blew me away.  It was Ah-Mazing.  This book keeps you going from page one until the end.  I had tears in my eyes from laughing so hard in parts. I had tears in my eyes because I was sad.  It made me happy.  I felt like I was living this story.
Andie has her life planned out and doesn't want to venture away form that plan.  All Andie does is work work work.  She doesn't want to go to Vegas for her best friend’s bachelorette party, but gets guilted into going.  There she meets this sexy cowboy, Mack, who she can't get enough of.  Is it true What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas?
A couple years later Andie is thrown off guard when she realizes she can’t marry her fiancĂ© because she is already married.  So she hunts down Mack so she can get a divorce.  She feels this connection with him, but tries to hide it so she can stick to her life-plan.  Can Andie really give up a chance at love to stick to her life-plan that won't bring her life happiness?
Mack was an upright guy who didn't like to go out.  He didn't want to go to Vegas for his brother’s bachelor party, but he couldn't ditch his brother.  He decided to go play blackjack while waiting for his brother and friends.  The last thing he expected was to end up wearing this hot ladies drink.  They laughed and enjoyed each other’s company while playing.  He knew instantly that he wanted to be with her.  He never did understand how she could just walk away from what they shared.  So when she showed up asking for a divorce he refused.  Can he prove that he really loves her? Or will she walk away because of her life-plan? Is he willing to let her walk away again?
This book is filled with so much emotion.  It will leave you wanting more.  I was hoping there would be books on Mack's brother Ian and Andie's best friend Candice.  Let me say that this is A MUST READ!!! It is definitely a top 10 read of the year for me.  :) 
~ About The Author ~
Elle Casey is a full-time writer of New Adult and Young Adult titles in several genres, including romance, urban fantasy, sci-fi dystopian, and action-adventure. She's an American girl who's been living in southern France with her husband and three children since 2010. She loves chatting with her readers, so feel free to drop her a line.

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Temporary Bliss by BJ Harvey

~ Synopsis ~
Makenna Lewis cringes at any mention of the word commitment. She doesn’t want or need a relationship, but she does like sex (who doesn't). 
That explains Noah, Sean, and Zander, her three 'friends with benefits'.
They know the score, they know they're not the only one, and each of them provide her with a different physical need that she craves and enjoys.  
Until a late night encounter with the delicious Daniel Winters turns her preconceived notion of no-commitment completely on its head.  
Soon she finds herself feeling things she vowed never to feel again, and when Daniel pushes for more than she’s willing to give, she falters.
What do you do when something that you’ve known to be so wrong in the past feels so damn right?
If you’re Mac, you run and hide.
But is Daniel the type of man who takes no for an answer?

~ Our Review ~
5 Star Review by Annie

What do you get when you mix Sex and The City, Superman and a hot x rated movie?

You get an amazing sexy read filled with different guys to satisfy all of your needs and then some! What else do you need? As if the hot guys weren't enough, this book was full of angst, comedy and self discovery. Plus it has a strong lead female, which is rare to find in books!

After finally escaping an unhealthy overbearing relationship, Mac had decided to swear them off. She would never be controlled. So to fill her needs she just uses guys for sex, and nothing else. She has three different guys "a penis harem" that brings different things to the table... bed... or even a wall. That is until she met Delicious Daniel, and he makes her start feeling things she has never felt. And it literally scares the shit out of her. Can Mac get over her past and give relationships a try? Or does she just add another man to her little black book?

Daniel is a smooth talking southern gentleman. He wants nothing more than to please Mac and give her everything she needs. The problem is no matter how hard he tries, she keeps putting up more walls and obstacles for him to overcome. There is only so much a man can take. Does Daniel finally get Mac to give a relationship a shot? Or does he finally reach his breaking point and just walk away?

This book was definitely a must read. I loved all the different flavors the guys brought into the mix. I felt like a kid in the candy store. How could you just pick one? I loved how Mac was taking one for the team, and finally doing what men have been doing for years. This book was amazing and I give it 5 stars.

** Due to all the sexiness, this book should not be read unless you have a stockpile full of batteries. You will defiantly need a quick release of temporary bliss after reading this book!

~ Character Bios ~
Makenna Lewis (Mac) – 24 years old, working as nurse a North Western hospital in Chicago. Lives with her best friend Kate in an inner city apartment. Born and bred in Chicago, no brothers and sisters. Lived in Dalton, Ohio for six months when she was 20. She loves shopping, clothes, the Chicago Bears, and dancing. Also has an addiction to reality television shows and the Vampire Diaries. Oh, and she believes that Superman is real.
Daniel Winters (Superman, DD, Delicious Daniel) – 28 years old, stockbroker. Went to college in New York before returning to Chicago when he got an internship a few years ago. Hails from Louisiana but moved to Chicago when he was eight years old. Has a brother and two sisters. Is a devout Chicago Bears’ fan who loves Thai food, working out at the gym, sex on the beach, and a nice cold bottle of Millers on a hot summer’s day.

Kate McGuiness – 24 years old, works as a hairdresser. Lives with Mac. A serial dater that is on the search for her happily ever after. A hopeless romantic who dreams of being swept off her feet and being wooed. Has two older brothers who are married with children who she tries to visit regularly. Primary instigator and a firm believer of the three date ‘no sex’ rule. 
Sean Miller (Mr Dom) -   Corporate attorney. Mid thirties. Part owner of High Jinx, a high class nightclub and after-hours VIP sex club in Chicago. Met Mac at the club a year ago. Has piercing blue eyes and likes to wear tailored suits. Frequently out of town and likes to dominate in the bedroom. Commanding, intimidating, and very protective.

Dr Noah Taylor (aka Walking Dildo) – Aged 28, General Surgeon at North Western Hospital. Met Mac when she started a surgical rotation two years ago. The first of Mac’s “friends with benefits”. Tall, cocky, and in your face. Has one brother called Matt who is four years younger than him. Is known around the hospital as the Walking Dildo for nine envious inches of reasons.
Zander Roberts – 23 year old police academy recruit and part time male stripper. Protective and caring by nature, he has a penchant for spontaneous sex in public places and is known for being very energetic and playful. He met Mac six months ago at a friend’s bachelorette party. Has three younger sisters and a solo mother who now live in Indiana. He’s also known as the Energizer Bunny because once he gets started, he’s hard to stop, over and over again.

~ Excerpt ~
The dress I had been wearing had not allowed panties, so my lower body was exposed, leaving me standing before him in only my corset and black stilettos. The way he looked at me scorched my skin and left me breathless. Hearing his breath hitch as the last inch of my body was shown to him just spurred me on. I pulled my hands up off the door, forgetting his command to leave them there, and wrapped my arms around his shoulders, urging him closer to me. Moving in, his mouth found my neck while his hand trailed down the side of my body, caressing my hip before moving inward, his fingers between my parted legs.
“Oh, baby doll, you’re so wet for me. Such a shame that you disobeyed,” he said dangerously. “My hand is going to warm your ass until you’re begging me to be inside you.”
Not leaving me anytime to absorb what he’d just promised to do to me, he grabbed my hand, leading me over to a black leather one-seater chair and sitting down, leaving me standing naked in front of him, between his open legs. I admired the large bulge straining against his dark grey pants, unconsciously licking my lips at the sight. The ache between my legs intensified, and I remember thinking that I would die if he wasn’t inside me soon. Clearing his throat, my eyes snapped back to his face. He flashed a knowing grin back at me.
“Now would be the time to change your mind, Mac. Otherwise, in less than thirty seconds I’m going to have your bare ass lying across my lap, and my hand stinging from the hard spanking I intend to give you,” he stated with a quirked brow, like he was laying down the gauntlet for me.
~ About The Author ~
I’m 31 years old and live in New Zealand, the most beautiful country in the world.
I love reading, and started writing my first novel, Lost in Distraction in December 2012. Before that I’d written business and website articles professionally but never fiction. I love the indie community, authors, bloggers and readers alike and have met so many awesome people that I now call dear friends.
I’m a huge music lover as well. I REALLY love music. If there isn't music playing, something is wrong. And it’s a wide range of music too, I might surprise you with my eclectic tastes.
I'm also a wife, mother of two gorgeous girls and currently working for myself as well as studying full time to become an accountant of all things. I also have a Bachelor of Communications.
My author inspirations are: Michelle Leighton, Barbara Elsborg and Kristen Ashley.

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