Saturday, October 5, 2013

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Wicked Thing by Angelina Kace

~ Synopsis ~
Carmyn Rafferty witnessed the aftermath of her mother's affair. She learned at a young age not to trust anyone. Especially not your spouse. So she's planned. She's planned every detail of her life: who her husband will be, what their careers will be, what their lives will be like. All to avoid the pain of infidelity.

Dallas Brown lives a life all his own. He doesn't do relationships, he doesn't care what anyone thinks of him, and he doesn't live up to anyone's expectations but his own.

When Carmyn's fiancé cheats on her, it sends her into a whirlwind of one-night stands with the most infamous player on campus. She can't seem to stay away from this tough guy and his dangerous motorcycle. Everything about him is the complete opposite of who she'd planned to fall in love with: tattoos, dark stubble along his jawline, and hair that brushes his shoulders.

As Dallas and Carmyn begin to fall deeper and deeper into each other, they learn that love can truly be a wicked, wicked thing.
**Due to content, this book is not suitable for readers under the age of 18.**
~ Our Review ~
5 Star review by Heather
I loved this book. It did not disappoint. It left me wanting more of all the characters.

Carmyn is happy in her planned relationship with Becker. They are engaged to be engaged. They plan on finishing college together, and then get engaged. She soon discovers that he is a lying cheating dirtbag. She always held back with her heart because of her childhood. She trusted Becker and he threw it out the window. So when her best friend Ava tells her to live a little and have a one night stand with the campus man whore, Dallas, she throws caution out the window and does. The one thing she didn't expect was for him too start having feelings for her. She tries to hide her feelings, because if they aren't in a relationship he can't break her heart. Can she open up to Dallas? Or will she push him back into his manwhoring ways?

Dallas doesn't do relationships. He fucks woman and never goes back for seconds. He lets them know the score up front to prevent the destruction woman cause. When he finds out Carmyn is no longer with loser boy, Becker, he tries to hook up with her. He is actually surprised that once isn't enough for him and he wants more. Can he work through his issues and be with just one woman? Can he break down her walls?

This book is full of heartache. Both Carmyn and Dallas have issues that need worked out. Can they work together and help each other or will they have to do it by themselves? 
This book is a must read and I cannot wait for Denton's book. I really hope he ends with Ava and if not that she gets her own book.

~ Author Bio ~

Angeline is a Scorpio living in the Rocky Mountains with her husband and dogs. She loves all things paranormal, believes ghosts are real, werewolves aren't, and vampires? Definitely real! At least in the Vampire Born world they are. She is currently at work on her first New Adult Romance, Wicked Thing, which releases September 2013.


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Friday, October 4, 2013

Release Day Blitz and Giveaway by Scarlett Jade

Title: Cherry Tart
Author: Scarlett Jade
Expected Release Date: October 1, 2013
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Cherry Kilgore is a plus sized beauty who moonlights at a strip club and goes by the name Tart. She dances to have control over her body and chase away her demons, hiding behind a mask, the only thing that makes her feel free. She loves 'em and leaves 'em, never letting a man get too close. Until she meets a man one night that strips her bare with his electric green eyes.

Kellan Morgan is a playboy with a good heart, who loves a woman with real curves.

When he figures out that the woman hiding under her mask is worth revealing, he decides to play her game... A game that is full of pleasure, pain, going the distance and finally getting the ultimate prize...

Realizing that love can truly be found in the darkest of places.



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Scarlett Jade is just a small town girl with big dreams who loves to write. She has always been found from a young age with her brow furrowed, scribbling words on paper or her nose in a book. Now that she is grown, life isn't much different, she still scribbles words, but mostly on the computer, and her nose is permanently glued to e-books! She is married to the man of her dreams, her real life knight in shining armor and Prince Charming and has one son who is the apple of her eye. You can typically find her playing in the dirt with her son, toying with her indoor vegetable garden, or snuggled on the couch with her dog Peanut Butter and cat Jelly, reading a good book. She loves chocolate, thinks coffee should be a religion, and loves to make people laugh with her quirky sense of humor. She is bold, brazen, and even been told she's ballsy, but she doesn't mind, she takes it in stride. She has a huge passion for all things paranormal and spicy love stories that leave you turning the pages and dying to slide between the sheets of the next book!


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Blog Tour and Giveaway: Found In You (Fixed, #2) by Laurelin Paige

~ Synopsis ~

Alayna Withers has only had one kind of relationship: the obsessive, crazy stalker kind. Now that Hudson Pierce has let her into his heart, she’s determined to stay away from her past tendencies and develop their love into more than just amazing sex. At least Hudson is as dedicated to her as she is to him, though she could do without his new found jealousy and need to control everything. To complicate matters, Hudson has his own baggage including a penchant for mind games and a hateful alcoholic mother who’s set on destroying any happiness he might find with Alayna. 

Needing insight, Alayna turns to an unlikely source—Celia Werner. Celia’s been in love with Hudson herself and knows how to ride the rocky waves of the emotionally closed-off man. But when Celia’s true motivations behind their friendship are revealed, Hudson’s commitment might not be as solid as Alayna thinks, and even their all-consuming passion for each other isn’t enough to fix their mistrusts. This is the first relationship where Alayna hasn’t spiraled out of control. And she might lose Hudson anyway…
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~ Our Review ~
4 Star review by Heather
Wow.  I was really looking forward to this book, but I had a hard time getting into it.  It seemed slow in places.

Alayna is still trying to make sure she doesn't go back to her stalker ways. She knows she loves Hudson, but doesn't want to scare him away.   She also focuses on work and proving to everyone she can put her MBA to good use, even if it is working at a nightclub. She ends up getting promoted to Event and Promotions Manager at the night club she works for.  So, she sets out to make her dreams a reality.  She runs into some issues and is afraid to tell Hudson. She thinks she is protecting him.  Can Hudson and her have a really relationship with all the lies? Will they find happiness after everything is laid out in the open?

Hudson has finally decided he wants to be with Alayna for real.  No more faking it for his mother.  He wants her and he is willing to do anything to get her and keep her.  He still doesn't want to come clean to her about his past and all the terrible things he did.  He is afraid she won't be able to love him after she finds out.  Will he let he all the way in?

Hudson reminded me of Mr. Lord of the Manor Jesse Ward. So if you liked that series I believe you will love these books. This is part of a series. I am thinking trilogy since their will be a book three coming out soon. I really really enjoyed book one Fixed on You.  I would recommend that you read book one and then give Found in You a shot!
~ 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.
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Twitter: @laurelinpaige


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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Release Launch & Giveaway: Worth the Fight by Vi Keeland

~ Synopsis ~
It didn’t matter that the ref called it a clean hit.  Nico Hunter would never be the same. 
Elle has a good life.  A job she loves, a great apartment, and the guy she’s been dating for more than two years is a catch and a half.  But it’s boring…and she strives to keep it that way.  Too many emotions are dangerous.  Her own past is living proof of what can happen when you lose control.
Then Nico walks into Elle’s office and everything changes…for both of them.  But what can the tattooed, hard-bodied MMA fighter and the beautiful and always steady attorney have in common?  A lot more than they bargained for.
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~ Our Review ~
5 Star Review by Natalie
Elle is a lawyer at a small time firm, Milstock and Rowe where they have quite an eclectic group there. Her boyfriend William works for his father’s firm that is well established and caters to the elite advertising industry. Although Elle is very happy where she is, William is always trying to sway her to work for his firm. She has the perfect job, perfect man, perfect body and is very intelligent. She should be happy right?
 William has a client he would like Elle to speak with concerning a case he has with him. He brings his client, Nicolas “The Lady Killer” Hunter in the next morning and as usual Elle is running behind so her secretary and best friend, Regina, tells them she will be with them in a few minutes. She walks them to the conference room to wait for Elle. Elle walks in to welcome them and introduces herself. As she looks up to meet William’s client she has locked eyes with an amazingly handsome man. Feeling like he seems very familiar to her, and she can’t stop staring. With eyes locked they shook hands for a little too long asking her to call him Nico, so William starts to discuss why they are there. She finds out he is an MMA fighter, explains his predicament, and what needs to happen. Why can she not take her eyes off of him?
The following day she gets a visit by Nico and she asks if there is something wrong. Nico walks closer to her and tells her that he forgot to ask her to dinner. She is very unsure, but wants to so bad. She thinks heck, her and William aren’t going anywhere so why waste time. She has a past that no one knows about, except her best friend. Later that evening she figures out where she knows him from, the one and only cage fight she has ever been to. Her father was a police officer and on his off nights he worked security for the MMA events. Her father gave her some free tickets and she brought her little brother. At that fight Nico won in the second round with a TKO, but she saw that the opponent wasn’t getting up. She looked to Nico at that moment and Nico was devastated and you could tell right then that he was broken.
Nico picked her up that next evening and they had a great time but things happened and now she knew she had to make a decision. Elle thinks now this will be one more person she has to share her horrible past with and she just isn't ready yet.
 I loved this book and give it 5 stars!! The characters were so passionate and believable. I am so team Nico!! Once you find out their pasts it explains their relationship. This book has a lot of passion, sex, and angst. I loved it!! I don’t mind a little roller coaster :)

~ About The Author ~
Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn't change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work.  She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting USA Today Best Selling smut author by night!  
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Blog Tour and Giveaway: Embrace by S.E. Hall

~ Synopsis ~

Evan Allen is a handsome, athletic, southern gentleman who now attends Georgia Southern University for no good reason.

After what he expected to be the romantic gesture of the century, Evan is looking at no friends, a year of ineligibility on the football team, and no girl.

He's starting over alone and doesn't know quite how to proceed. Certain members of The Crew refuse to let him face things by himself, taking him under their wing, and it doesn't take the ladies long to notice him, either.

Sometimes life doesn't go as you had planned. Sometimes it goes better.

Embrace it.

Embrace, the second book in the Evolve Series by S.E. Hall, follows the characters from her debut New Adult romance, Emerge.

~ Our Review ~
5 Star review by Heather
This book is amazing! It is book two in the series and you really need to read Emerge first. This book gives you a book hangover. I can't get into another book, because all I can think about is these characters and what is going to happen to them.

Whitley is just trying to live life and not feel like she is intruding on people. She moved to college to be with Dane, so he had someone to help him. She was soon ignored when Dane met Layne. She just wants to find friends that she can be herself with. She doesn't want to hide herself anymore and try to be someone she isn't. So when she meets Evan they are going through the same things. Can they find love with each other? Or is it just a rebound relationship?

Evan is heartbroken after giving up his scholarship to move to the college Layne is going too. He didn't know that she had found a new guy to love. He wants to get away, but is stuck with his choice now. He meets Whitley and they have a connection. He is afraid to move out of the friend zone after what happened with Layne. He doesn't want to lose Whitley so he decided to just be her friend and start dating other girls. Will he realize that he wants Whitley? Or is it really just a rebound for them both?

This book and series is amazing. The characters are so relatable that you feel like you are living their story with them. I cannot wait to get Sawyer's story. That book is going to be fun. He is going to be fun to watch fall under the spell of a woman. This series is a must read and is definitely in my top reads of the year!

~ Author Bio ~

S.E.Hall resides in Arkansas with her husband of 17 years and 3 beautiful daughters. When not in the stands watching her ladies play softball, she enjoys reading YA and NA romance.


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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Jealousy by Jenna Galicki

~ Synopsis ~

When Heather Cooper married Peter, she thought that she had finally found someone who could handle the inseparable bond she shares with her gay best friend, Justin Perrotta. It’s only a matter of time, however, before jealousy rears its ugly head and Peter’s true feelings emerge. He starts drinking and his erratic behavior threatens their marriage.

Burned by an ex-boyfriend, Justin refuses to open his heart to love again. Wild relationships and one night stands leave him lonely and unfulfilled, even though he will not admit it. He finds love when he least expects it, but his fear of commitment threatens to ruin the best thing that has ever happened to him.
In this modern day ‘Will and Grace’ meets ‘Sex and the City’, two best friends, a straight woman and a gay man, struggle to find someone to love as much as they love each other.

~ Our Review ~
4.5 Star review by Jessica

Jealousy is like no other book I have read. The focal point of this emotional story is the intense (and I mean intense) friendship between Heather and Justin. They have known each other practically since birth and have always been the most important person in the other’s life, sometimes to the detriment of their romantic relationships. Justin is gay and when he was tormented by bullies growing up, it was always Heather who defended and comforted him. She was the only one who truly understood and accepted him. Justin was like a brother to Heather and they would do absolutely anything for each other.
She felt his pain as if it was her own, and it crushed her.
She gave him the strength to persevere when society crippled him. He could never go on without her. Never.
Eventually, Heather marries Peter and Justin enters into a long-term relationship with David. At first, Peter seems to accept the unusually close bond between the two friends, but as time goes by he becomes more and more threatened by the other man and his wife’s unwavering devotion to him. Cracks begin to form in their marriage and of course, Heather turns to Justin for solace and support. Justin’s own relationship with David has ended because his partner felt like a third wheel as well. Both friends have been deeply hurt. Neither has given up on love, but will they each be able to find someone who will also accept their love for each other?
 And Justin-I think he’d give her the beating heart right out of his chest if she needed it.”
I’m mindful of giving away spoilers, and Jealousy is a story you will want to sink into and experience on your own. Heather and Justin have such an amazing friendship; they truly understand each other better than anyone else in the world and would do absolutely anything for each other, a fact that becomes integral to the story. The supporting characters are richly written and you will absolutely fall in love with at least a few of them and want to completely bitch slap another. Heather and Justin’s journeys to true love while clinging to each other will alternately cause your heart to clench, a goofy smile to appear on your face, and your Kindle to risk a good toss across the room. You’ll also be fanning yourself, as the steam factor for this book is high, with both m/f and m/m scenes.
So why not 5 stars? While Justin and Heather’s friendship was special indeed, at times their dependence on each other bordered on unhealthy for me and their jealous tendencies were a little too extreme. However, Jealousy is a book I would recommend in a hot second and one I truly enjoyed!

~ Author Bio ~
I am a newly published author of adult contemporary romance, geared toward male/male romance.
My debut novel, Jealousy, is a modern day 'Will & Grace' meets 'Sex & the City' - only hotter. A reviewer recently gave me a a tremendous compliment by comparing it to 'Jane Austen' meets '50 Shades".

 In Jealousy, I am blending genres, in that it has both m/f and m/m romance. I am introducing the reader to m/m romance, in a way that is tender, touching and loving. I want to make m/m romance novels mainstream in the literary industry. I want to take it from the back shelf and put it on the front shelf. I want to walk into a major retail book store and see boy meets boy, right along side boy meets girl.


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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Running on Forever by Ashley Wilcox

~ Synopsis ~
Recent college graduate, Kayla Reynolds was ready to leave the university, sorority life behind. Leaving her boyfriend of over three years, she packed her bags and moved four hours south to the big city…New York City.  Bright lights, streets that never sleep, and a business lifestyle that she yearned to have were all at her fingertips.

Kayla Reynolds was chasing her dream.

Determined and eager to make it in the corporate world, Kayla changed everything- her image, lifestyle, and outlook on life, putting her career first and her personal life second. That was until her first day, the first time she got a glimpse of Miles Blackwell. Corporate CEO and part owner of ETV, and not to mention, incredibly handsome, Miles Blackwell took Kayla by surprise, stealing her heart as he did.
But nothing had ever come that easy for Kayla. Life had always seemed to have a personal vendetta against her, stepping in when everything seemed too good to be true, reminding herself of whom she really was. It wasn’t until she met Merrick Drake that she realized when to stop; when running was no longer an option. For the first time in her life she had someone she could relate to; someone who wouldn’t judge- who saw the person she was inside. She and Merrick connected…on more levels than one. 
When life was too much to handle, they ran. 
But there was only one person that could make Kayla stop for good. Only one man that made her want to stay.
Would Kayla finally stop running or would it all be too much to handle?
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4 Star review by Annie

Welcome to the ride of a lifetime.  This book was like an amusement park rollercoaster that you just couldn't get enough of.  In my mind I saw this book going one way, then halfway through I was slapped in the face with a turn.  Then I thought it was headed another way, then another turn.  I just couldn't figure it out.  This is the first book I have read from this author, and let me tell you I was impressed!
Always running from her problems, Kayla decided she wanted to change her life.  So she leaves her boyfriend of three plus years with nothing but a memory and a goodbye letter.  She lands a job at an entertainment company and leaves for NYC.  Starting fresh, and leaving the old Kayla and all her bad decisions behind her.
What she didn't plan on was running into the man of her dreams on day one.  The problem is he is part owner and CEO of the company she works for.  She tries with all her might to not fall for Miles Blackwell, but her heart has no boundaries.
When the past catches up to her, she does what she knows how to do. Run! She runs right into the arms of the local hot bartender, Merrick.  Can she stop running and face her problems head on? Or does she run away from true love?
Not only do we get the hot CEO, but we also get the sexy Motorcrossing/bartender filled with tattoos and a smoking hot body.  What girl wouldn't be happy?  This book has a lit bit of everything to fulfill every woman's fantasy.
This was an amazing read.  I loved the ending how we get a glimpse of the next book in this stand alone series.  It looks like it is going to be a good one!  I give this book a 4 star!
~ Author Bio ~
Some may consider me a jack of all trades, but I consider myself well rounded.  I've waitressed, styled hair, answered phones and most recently, worked full time as a mom to my two beautiful little boys.  Then there was this book....  Everyone and their brother started talking about this book series titled Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James.  I didn't really pay attention to the craze at first, since I wasn't a big reader- okay, I didn't read at all.  But curiosity got the best of me, so I downloaded it to my kindle.  I was immediately hooked.  I read the whole series in three days.  Yes, three books in three days.  I kept finding all these great books that I HAD to read (just ask my credit card!). Then I started hearing voices.  Voices that turned into stories; stories that were begging to get out of my head.  I started writing them down on scraps of paper.  Then I transferred them to my computer.  Before I knew it, Planning on Forever was born.  The voices in my head are still talking, so I'm still writing.

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Monday, September 30, 2013

Release Day Launch & Giveaway: No Turning Back by Casey Peeler

~ Synopsis ~
After getting involved with Dylan, the bad boy of the Dixon High Swim team, Charley decides to stay close to home for college. It’s just safer that way. Later, she realizes it’s a mistake, just like dating Dylan. She decides to put the past behind her and leave the small hick town of Grassy Pond. There is only one problem; she makes this decision three weeks before the fall semester begins.

Charley packs up her Honda and heads to Southern College. On the morning she’s about to leave, Cash walks back into her life. He has been her best friend since they were four and is the only one who knows the REAL Charley. She leaves her farm in Grassy Pond with all kinds of “what if” questions.

Charley decides to live her college career to the fullest. She finds a great group of friends, joins the swim team, and meets a guy named Joe. He’s got eyes that make ya wanna melt!

At college, she encounters a new problem. Charley has been away from home for only forty-eight hours before she breaks the two promises she made to herself. Will she be able to overcome her past? Find new love? What will happen with Cash now that he is back in her life? Will she find what she is wanting in Jackalope Joe? How will her first semester of college end? Joe, Cash, or alone?
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~ About The Author ~
Casey Peeler grew up and still lives in North Carolina with her husband and daughter. Her first passion is teaching students with special needs. Over the years, she found her way to relax was in a good book.

After reading Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston her senior year of high school and multiple Nicholas Sparks’ novels, she found a hidden love and appreciation for reading.

Casey is an avid reader, blogger (Hardcover Therapy,) and now author. No Turning Back (Full Circle #1) is her debut novel releasing September 30th. Finding Charley (Full Circle #2) will release spring 2014.

Her goal is to one day be an author who is recognized nationwide like Jamie McGuire, Colleen Hoover, Tiffany King, and Amanda Bennett.

When Casey isn’t reading, you can find her listening to country music, spending the day at the lake, being a wife and dance mom, and spending time with friends and family.

Her perfect day consists of water, sand between her toes, a cold beverage, and a great book!
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Blog Tour and Giveaway: Out Of Line by Jen McLaughlin

~ Synopsis ~

Desperate to break free…
I've spent my entire life under my father’s thumb, but now I'm finally free to make my own choices. When my roommate dragged me to my first college party, I met Finn Coram and my life turned inside out. He knows how to break the rules and is everything I never knew I wanted. A Marine by day and surfer by night, he pushes me away even as our attraction brings us closer. Now I am finally free to do whatever I want. I know what I want. I choose Finn. 
Trying to play by the rules...
I always follow orders. My job, my life, depends on it. I thought this job would be easy, all the rules were made crystal clear, but when I met Carrie Wallington, everything got muddy. She's a rule I know I shouldn't break, but damn if I don’t inch closer to the breaking point each time I see her. I’m ready to step out of line. And even worse? I’m living a lie. They say the truth will set you free, but in my case…
The truth will cost me everything.

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5 Star review by Heather
This book draws you in from the beginning.   It leaves you wanting more.  Sad that it is a cliffy and now I have to wait for more.
Carrie just wants to go away to college and live a normal life.  With her dad being a senator she always has a bodyguard and can't do anything without being followed or watched.  She is questioning the intentions of the hot guy, Finn when he starts showing an interest in her.  Is he working for her father or does he really like her?  Will she open her heart and trust him or will she be leery of him?
Finn is hired by the senator to watch his daughter, Carrie while she is across the country going to school.   He finds her attractive so he knows he needs to stay away from her, because he is not allowed to touch her.   He tries to push her away, but it becomes too much.   Will his lies push her away or will she understand why he lied?
This book was really good.   I enjoyed following their story and at times I felt for these characters.  I felt bad for the things Carrie had to deal with from her father.  This book is a definite must read.  I cannot wait till 2014 when book 2 comes out.  Hopefully we can get an early release!!!!

~ Author Bio ~

Jen McLaughlin is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She writes steamy New Adult books for the young and young at heart. Her first release, Out of Line, came out September 2013. She also writes bestselling Contemporary Romance under the pen name Diane Alberts.Since receiving her first contract offer under the pen name Diane Alberts, she has yet to stop writing. She is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.
Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, a cat, and a Senegal parrot. In the rare moments when she’s not writing, she can usually be found hunched over one knitting project or another. Her goal is to write so many well-crafted romance books that even a non-romance reader will know her name.
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