Friday, October 18, 2013

Cover Reveal: Broken by Kelly Elliott

~ Synopsis ~

Layton Morris and his brother Mike grew up not knowing what it would be like to live in a normal home. With no running water or electricity in their home, no parents around to protect them, they quickly learned how to survive and depend only on each other.

When a tragic accident takes Mike away from Layton, and the only other person that he ever let into his heart walked away from him, leaving his heart shattered, Layton focuses all of his time and energy into the ranch he and his brother dreamed of. He makes a vow to himself to never let love in again. The last thing Layton needed or wanted was more heartache.

Whitley Reynolds grew up in a privileged home in upstate New York. When she landed the star football player in high school no one was surprised, not even Whitley. She dreamed of a life with Roger living in New York City and happily followed him there.

The first time Roger hit her for arguing with him about a dinner party, she forgave him. The more it happened, the further Whitley withdrew from her friends and family. One fateful day things go to far. Whitley makes a promise to herself and finds the courage to do the one thing she thought she’d never be able to do.

Fleeing with her best friend Courtney, Whitley was determined to put her past behind her and start a new life in the small town of Llano, Texas, where no one would ever find out about her past.

Will they both ever learn to trust and love again, or will their pasts come back to haunt them, keeping them both alone and…


~ Author Bio ~

Really I'm just a wife to a wonderful Texas cowboy who has a nack for making me laugh almost daily and supports my crazy ideas and dreams for some unknown reason...he claims it's because he loves I'll just go with that one!
I'm also a mom to an amazing daughter who constantly is asking me to make her something to eat while she has her fingers moving like mad on her cell phone sending out what I'm sure is another very important text message!
Oh...and I like to sit down and write in my spare time!
I live in the Texas hill country and one of my favorite things to do is go for hikes around our property with my second favorite man, chocolate lab and my sweet girl Rose, our golden retriever. When I'm not outside helping the hubby haul brush or move rocks or what ever fun chore he has in store for me that day, you will find me inside reading, writing or watching HGTV and soaking in a nice hot bubble bath.....yeah that last one I just made up but it sure does sound nice!!!
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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Falling Behind by Dee Avila

~ Synopsis ~ 

Going into the her second year of high school in the rural town of Laton, Reese was ready to come out of her shell, experience life with her best friends and find a way to tell Titus she wanted to be more than friends. When Josh, the new student, shows up on the first day and a whirlwind relationship starts between him and Reese, she was in her own world and barely noticed her friend spiraling downhill. The night Josh pushed her to far her best friend died, causing her own world to spiral. 
Trying to move on from losing her best friend and ignore what Josh did to her, Reese pulls away from everyone. She had to overcome her fears and face her demons to be able to move forward.

~ Excerpt ~
“Can you believe what a slut Reese is?” The short blonde asked, loudly.

“Right? Who has sex in the orchard when there’s a party going on?”
I clenched my fists, ready to slam them into their faces. I spun toward them, slamming my locker shut. “Listen here” I looked out at the crowd of students scattered throughout the hall. “It’s none of your damn business what happened with Reese after the Formal. Or Candice either, for that matter. The next person I hear talk shit about either of my friends, I will personally kick”—
“Titus, that’s enough.” Mr. Gustin came over and stood next to me. He turned to the rest of the students. “All rumors will stop. Immediately. The events that happened over the weekend are no one’s business. The next student I hear talking about it, will be suspended.” He looked around to everyone. “Any questions?”
Most everyone mumbled no or shook their heads, Josh was the exception. “Since I was involved, that means I can talk about it all I want.” He laughed. The ass laughed. I lunged forward, ready to punch his damn face again, when Mr. Gustin clasped my shoulder and steered me toward his office.  Mr. Gustin opened his door and motioned for me to go in.

~ About The Author ~

I'm a wife and mother of four. I have been writing for as long as I can remember. I use to write fairy tales when I was in grade school, but now I love writing about those tough high school years and how one decision can change the course of your life. Friendships, first loves and over coming the odds all interest me.

Three years ago, I decided life was too short to waste my stories by letting them collect dust on my shelves. I researched querying, took a few writing workshops and wrote the whole time. I first ventured away from what I normally wrote and tried a Paranormal Romance. That novel is tucked safely away. A year ago I chose to go back to my roots and write what I love - friendships, love and choices - how speaking out can save a life, maybe yours or a friends.

I talked to other authors and made wonderful friends. That's when I learned about self-publishing. I'm glad I followed through. I was so nervous to hit publish, but now I am grateful for the encouragement. It was the best decision I've ever made.
I'm usually in front of my laptop. When I'm not writing I am either trying to catch up on a weeks worth of laundry or on Facebook. I am a huge procrastinator. Usually close to a deadline, you can find me actually cleaning house just so I don't have to hit send. I think sending my books out to betas and my editor is the second scariest thing in the world. I love Rockstars and PB&J sandwiches. (Not the healthiest I know but it’s the fastest and it tastes good.)

I love meeting new people, find me on Facebook/deeavilaauthor
or Twitter @deeavilabooks.


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Thursday, October 17, 2013

October Author of the Month: S.E. Hall

~ Emerge ~

Laney Walker is a quick witted, athletic, southern tomboy who lets few get too close, using her sarcastic zingers to deflect. She also has no idea how others view her, Evan having protected and coveted her since they were children. But college puts a gap between Laney and Evan that neither of them were prepared for- old relationships are tested, new ones are formed and nothing will ever be the same.

Especially when in walks one Dane Kendrick, not at all the familiar, southern charmer of home, but an animal all his own.

A story of growing up, friendship, loyalty, first love, primal love...and life.

Mature content.

~ Embrace ~
 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.

~ About Laney ~

Full Name: Laney Jo Walker
Stats: 19, blonde, brown eyes, #17 on Georgia Southern Lady Eagles softball, madly in love with Dane Kendrick, lover of all things Disney
Favorite Music: ALL, ANY....and especially if it's being played/sung by Dane
Favorite Movie: Disney anything

First Kiss: Evan Allen, Parker's bonfire
First Love: Evan Allen
First Heartbreak: Evan Allen

Biggest Fear: being alone
Best Friend: My Daddy & Dane, and always Evan
Wildest Thing You’ve Done: jumping in a limo with an almost stranger and waking up in DisneyWorld
Five Random Facts:
Undefeated at monopoly
Still has first Scooby Doo fishing pole
Sent in application to go to Disney U
Always makes a wish when clock strikes 11:11
Being annual egging prankster of Miss. Kooks (evil math teacher) house every Halloween

~ About Evan ~
Full Name: Evan Mitchell Allen
Stats: 6'1, brown hair, blue eyes, football player for Georgia Southern
Favorite Music: Country
Favorite TV Show: Duck Dynasty
Favorite Movie: Shawshank Redemption

First Love: Laney Jo Walker
First Heartbreak: Laney Jo Walker

Biggest Fear: Rejection
Best Friend: Whitley Thompson, Parker Jones, Sawyer Beckett

Proudest Moment: Winning state football championship in high school
Wildest Thing You’ve Done: first tattoo

Five Random Facts:
Afraid of spiders
Went 4.3 seconds his first time on a bull
Lost football bet and had to shave his head in ninth grade
Knows how to French braid(he braided Laneys hair because she couldn't do it herself)
Wears size 13 shoe

~About Dane ~

Full Name: Michael Dane Kendrick
Born: Bridgeport, CT
Stats: 6'0, brown hair, brown eyes, 22
Favorite Music: I love all types of music, except death metal, and not a lot of country
Favorite TV Show: The Apprentice

First Love: Laney Jo Walker
First Heartbreak: losing my parents
Biggest Fear: losing Laney

Biggest Regret: the entire 6 months after losing my parents
Best Friend: Laney Jo Walker, my brother Tate, Sawyer Beckett
Proudest Moment: when Laney said, "I choose us"

Five Random Facts:
Can speak three languages
Was in a TV commercial 
Was President of high school student council
Been to every U.S state 
Pitched a perfect game in 13 u all stars

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Cover Reveal: Away by B.A. Wolfe

Title: Away
Author: B.A. Wolfe
Release Date: November 20, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Cover by: Cover to Cover Designs
~ Synopsis ~
What good is running AWAY when you only end up lost?
Cassandra Pierce had her whole "perfect" life planned out by her parents. One night of pure weakness and lust has her running away from it all and seeking refuge in Alamosa with her best friend. But it seems life has other plans for her when she finds herself lost in the small town of Keaton.
Jason Bradley is a charming country guy. He lives a simple life that’s nothing like what Cassandra is used to. A single moment in life changed everything he thought he once knew, leaving him with a broken heart and an unplanned future.
What happens in Keaton is nothing Cassandra or her heart could have ever prepared for. The instant connection she shares with Jason is no secret, but what they're keeping hidden from one another is. Will these two be able to find a way to trust each other or will their secrets tear them apart?


~ Teaser ~




B.A. Wolfe is a girl with a passion for reading and writing, and lives in the good ol’ state of Colorado with her husband (her biggest cheerleader), and her two crazy min pin fur babies. These days, her life is anything but calm, and there isn't one thing she’d want to change. B.A. spends all her free time either furiously typing stories on her laptop or happily reading through her endless TBR on her Kindle. Her list of favorites would be long enough to fll a book, but most would likely fall under the romance category. She is a sucker for a good love story that makes her cry, and an amazing book boyfriend who will melt her heart. ‘Away’ is B.A. Wolfe’s debut novel.



Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Only For You by Genna Rulon

~ Synopsis ~

“In its purest form love is self-sacrificing, eternal, selfless, enduring, truthful, forgiving and indulgent.  It also feels an awful lot like a kick to the stomach when you try to fight it!”
All Everleigh Carsen wanted to do was complete her final semester at Hensley University and begin the life she carefully planned.
When a wave of violent crime seizes campus, Everleigh is persuaded by her best friend to attend a school sponsored self-defense seminar, where she meets volunteer instructor, Hunter Charles. After Everleigh’s biting sarcasm induces Hunter to eject her from class, an explosive relationship is born.
Everleigh is determined to forget the striking man, but fate—that fickle shrew—continuously intervenes. Unable to escape him, she declares Hunter an enemy combatant.  The only complication…Hunter is resolutely pursuing vindication…by any means necessary. Verbal warfare ensues, and despite Everleigh’s ingenious efforts, in Hunter, she has finally found her equal.
Only For You is a compelling tale of friendship, desire, and redemption—brimming with intelligent characters, witty dialogue, unexpected twists, profound sorrow, unfettered hope, and love’s unassailable perseverance.
• This story is appropriate for readers 18+
• Though Only For You is a part of the For You Series, the book can be read as a stand-alone.
~ Our Review ~
5 Star Review by Heather

Holy moly this book was awesome. This book had twists and turns that I wasn't expecting.  It will have you sitting on the edge of your seats wondering what is going to happen, laughing out loud and even bring tears to your eyes.

Everleigh is trying to get through these last few months of college.  With all the attacks happening on campus it is scary and has all the girls on high alert.  She doesn't want to transfer, because it will set her back a year.  So her best friend, Sam, and her decide to take self-defense classes that the college is offering for free.  Everleigh is extremely attracted to the instructor Hunter, even though he embarrassed her in front of the whole class the first day. Can she get over him being mean and risk a relationship with him?

Hunter teaches the self-defense class and wants all the woman there to take it serious.  The attacks are brutal and shouldn't be taken lightly. He starts to fall for Everleigh, but knows he can't be in a committed relationship with her at this time so he tries to keep her in the friend only zone.  Can he have her as a friend and not a lover?  Or will he lose her for good?

OMG this book is a MUST read.  I love how this has a lot of suspense and mystery thrown into the romance.  It takes you on an emotional roller coaster ride and has you feeling the characters.  I love when an author can pull these emotions out of me.  Well done on your debut novel Genna Rulon!! I cannot wait for Sam's heartbreaking story. I really need to see her get an HEA!!!!!
~ Excerpt ~ 
As I approached, Hunter rose to greet me, gallantly appropriating my tray to place it on the table.  He dramatically pulled out my chair and assisted me as I sat.  I appreciated gentility as much as the next girl, but the whole scene struck me as abnormal.
“Care to tell me what that was about?” I distrustfully queried.
“I was merely practicing proper etiquette.”  The twinkle in his eyes belied his innocent excuse.
“You were trying to call attention to our matching faux pas, weren’t you?”
“I will neither confirm nor deny.”
“Ass,” I muttered beneath my breath.
“That is the second time you have called me an asshole,” Hunter said sternly.
“I have never called you an asshole—to your face—I simply left a trail of breadcrumbs from which you could deduce my meaning.”
“Ah ha.  You finally admit that our song is ‘Sweet As Hole’.” 
“I will neither confirm nor deny,” I said, mocking his earlier statement.
“It was exceptionally ingenious of you.”
“I know, right?”
I caught his smile and realized my mistake.  He had tricked me, and I confessed the song I had insulted him with.
“Dammit, Hunter.  How do you always outmaneuver me?  They should have you interrogate suspected terrorists.  You would trick them into revealing their evil plot every time.”
“Nah, terrorism isn’t my specialty.”  He winked before suddenly whistling, “That is some lunch you have there.”
“I’m as hungry as the bear I just spent the last hour pretending to be.  A salad was not going to tame my ravenous need.  Besides, who am I trying to impress?”
“Not me, that’s for sure,” he answered quickly with synthetic sorrow.
“Here I thought you were a martial arts instructor.  Are you moonlighting as a comedian?”
“Martial arts is my moonlighting gig,” he paused as if weighing his words.  “Where is Sam?”
“I’m not sure.  She planned to join us.”  I searched the dining room and saw her at the cashier with Robbie beside her.  “There she is, her new guy Robbie is with her.  Don’t ruin it for her by—just try not to be yourself for a little while.”
“You are a cruel woman, Everleigh.”
~ Character Spotlights ~
People have been asking me left and right if I have a dream cast for Only For You. I am not sure about a dream cast, as that would require me to consider acting abilities and such details way beyond my scope of knowledge, but I can give you visuals—who doesn’t love visuals? 

It was tough to find pictures that match the images in my mind, because the character's, while fictional, are vividly real in my head.  I am going on the aesthetics in these specific pictures, because the same people in different photographs may not fit the picture in my head at all. 
~ About Everleigh Carsen ~
Ev is very much the girl next door. She is very pretty, but not over-the-top sexy or seductive.  She would stand out in a crowd, but not necessarily be the most traditionally beautiful woman in the room. It’s Ev’s mouthy sarcasm that always guarantees she is noticed regardless of who else is nearby. Her quick wit is her trademark and she has earned her reputation for sassy and fun. Ev is a ‘tell it like it is’ girl.

~ Everleigh’s life lesson in Only For You ~
Responsibility. One of the defining aspects of adulthood is responsibility. Ev’s story is about her journey as a new adult fully into adulthood. She must learn to take responsibility for her own actions and words, as well as those she loves. She also must take responsibility for her own happiness by communicating her wants and needs, setting boundaries, letting go of what is not right for her, and embracing her chance at happiness.

~ About Hunter Charles ~

Hunter is the epitome of tall, dark, and handsome. He can make a woman stop dead in her tracks and take notice. Let me tell you, his abs (in my mind)… TO. DIE. FOR. More than just gorgeous, he is intelligent, funny, honest, and disciplined. If I had to chose one word to describe Hunter it would be honorable. That is the underlining character trait that influences his choices and actions throughout the story.

~ Hunter’s life lesson in Only For You ~

Honor. Doing the right thing is often the hardest choice one must make. Sacrificing your own wants to make honorable decisions can come at a high price, but in the end, we are defined by our actions and choices when right isn’t easy.

~ About Samantha Whitney ~

Sam is the girl everyone wants as a best friend. She is hysterical, open (perhaps too open at times), loving, generous, determined, and real. Despite the fact that she is comfortable in who she is we see quick glimpse of self-doubt . Where Everleigh is all bite and fight, Sam is more empathetic beneath her humor. The looks for the good in those around her and is trusting. In may ways she is more insightful than Ev because she doesn’t let her assumptions blind her to the truth.

~ Sam’s life lesson in Only For You ~

Life isn’t fair. Sam learns the hardest lessons in this book and is still learning how to process and deal with these tough realities. Being a good person does not prevent bad things from happening. Being a good friend does not prevent betrayal. Making the right decisions does not guarantee a favorable outcome. Loving fully does not ensure equal love in return. These are difficult truths we all have to face, though we rarely want to. The question remains, now that Sam has learned these lessons, how will it shape and define the person she becomes.


~ About Griffin Evensen ~

Griff is the man I want my boys to grow up to be (well, maybe one can grow up to be a Hunter and the other a Griffin, LOL). Griff is strong, caring, fierce, and intelligent. He was/is one of my favorite characters to write because you never know what is going on in his mind, unless he chooses to tell you, which he does…sometimes. He isn’t manipulative, but he will orchestrate an opportunity to support his friends when they need him. His humor is the most subtle of the group, but it is there mixed in with his sage advice.

FYI, Griffin is by far the hardest for me to find a picture for; this was the closest I came, but it’s still the least right.

~ Griffin’s life lesson in Only For You ~

Patience and consistency! With ourselves, with others, with circumstances beyond our control…life is an exercise in patience. At times it may feel that those around us are getting what we so desperately want, and we must choose to support and share in their joy (or in Griffin’s case, be an integral part in facilitating that joy) or become bitter and jaded. It takes patience to wait for your turn or the right time to have your own dreams fulfilled.


~ About Robbie ~

Robbie is…well, I’ll let you read about Robbie and make your own judgments, but this is a very good representation of what he looks like in my imagination.
~ Author Bio ~
Genna Rulon is an up-and-coming contemporary romance author who loves nothing more than a good love story. 
During her 15 years in the corporate world, Genna, inspired by her love of reading, fantasized about penning her own stories.  Encouraged by her favorite authors, many of whom are indie writers and self-published, she committed to pursue her aspirations of writing her own novels.
Genna was raised on Long Island in New York, where she still resides, surrounded by the most amazing family and friends.  Married to a wonderful man who patiently tolerates her ramblings about whichever book she is currently working on, even feigning interest relatively convincingly!  Genna is blessed with two little boys who do their best to thwart mommy's writing time with their hilarious antics and charming extrapolations.
All of Genna’s reviews are brought to you courtesy of copious amounts of coffee and Disney Junior (something has to entertain the boys when mommy is writing).
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Monday, October 14, 2013

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Unexpected by Dulaney-Glen

~ Synopsis ~

Ian wasn't ready to meet Grace Holtsen. In no way was he prepared for her. But can you ever be ready for fate to step in? Can you ever be ready to meet the one person who will change your entire existence? Ian knew that Grace would change everything he was used to, but something about her made it worth it. For the first time somebody seemed worth the risk. Will Ian jump and let fate wait for him at the bottom? Hoping that it can somehow save him...hoping that Grace can somehow save him.

I don't think Grace is like most girls.
Maybe that's the thing that I can't put my finger on.
Maybe for the first time, I've met a girl that's unlike
anyone that I've ever known.

Grace, a single mother and owner of a Nashville recording company, met Ian Paul, a recent college grad and her new employee. The moment he entered her world, it turned upside down. She knew better than anyone that a relationship with Ian would never work. He was never supposed to fit into her life, and she was never supposed to show up in his. But what happened between them was something more than either of them ever anticipated. Grace was unprepared for how bad it would hurt when they were faced with something far more unexpected.

He stole the rest of my heart tonight. I
know that no matter what happens tomorrow, or days from
now, I’ll never want it back.
I could never give it to someone else.
~ Excerpt ~
I whip my car into the station and see one of the attendants standing next to the pumps waiting.

I roll down my window and watch him approach.

Just as he gets there, my cell phone rings. I dig the money out of my wallet and turn to him,

Twenty…premium, please.”

I lift my phone to my ear just as I catch a glimpse of the attendant walking away.

“Hey heart breaker, you there?” Nina chimes.

“Yeah, I’m here. What’s up?” In my rear view mirror, I try to get another look at this guy.  He's

tall and perfectly built with short, dark hair.

He's gorgeous. I get lost in that until Nina asks, “You at The Quickie?

“Um…yeah. Why?”

“Is Weed there?”


“You know, that young college guy that works there weeknights.”

Weed? College guy? I'm not sure who she's talking about until she clarifies with the only way

you can truly describe this man. “You know the guy with the handle bar mustache that wears

the Chicago Bulls jersey all the time.”

“Nina, his name is Reed.”

“To you he’s Reed, to me, his customer, he’s known as Weed.”

“I don’t see Weed-Reed. It’s some new guy.”

“Does he have a mustache? Do you know what he sells?”

“From the looks of him he could sell me anything and I’d buy it.” I look in my side mirror to

sneak another glance at green eyes but I pull away quickly when I see him staring back at me.

“That hot?” she asks.

“Yeah. That hot.”

“I gotta see this for myself.”


“Nina? Hello?”

Next thing I know, I hear the sound of a moped horn and Nina is pulling up next to me.

“What are doing?” I yell out my window at her.

She takes off her turtle shell helmet and smiles over at me, “We are on a dick-free vow

remember? If I can't get any I'll be damned if I'm going to sit by and let you get ya freak on with

some gas attendant,” she hisses. “Oh and I need gas. I had to Flintstone it the last mile here.”

I pull over to the side parking area where I slump down into my seat from embarrassment. I

watch in horror as she practically picks up her moped and settles it next to the attendant. The

look on his face is priceless.

I hear the conversation start, “What’s your name,” she asks. Her voice lowers and I know from

here on out it's going to be a shameless flirt session.

He replies with a deep southern accent, “Ian.”

“Well hello there.” She pauses, “Do you know Weed?”

I've yet to figure out her obsession with this guy. She talks about him constantly.

Ian laughs and shakes his head as Nina crawls off her moped and pulls off her seat, “Put five

regular in it and please be careful putting your nozzle in my small tank. I don’t like drippage,”

she declares.

I see Ian double over laughing. He's a good sport because I hear him say, “How’s this?” As he

slowly places the nozzle in her gas tank.

She puts her hand on his back, “You’re really good at this. How long have you been pumping?”

A slow smile crosses his face, “Actually I don’t work here.”

Well, that's embarrassing. Why the hell was he standing next to the pumps if he doesn't work


“And just where do you work?” Nina prods.

“Willow Tree Records.” It's like he’s speaking in slow motion and I see an evil grin spreading

across Nina's face.

We just let one of my employees pump our gas.

 ~ Author Bio ~

K. Dulaney & J. Glen, sisters & authors.
K. Dulaney was born, raised and still resides in the Mountains of North Carolina.  She is the proud mother to an amazing little boy, and happily married to her high school sweetheart.  Dulaney attended Southern Universities and obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Masters in Family Studies.  Her passion for reading and books began at a very early age, and Dulaney dreamed of one day writing stories of her own.  Partnering with her sister, J. Glen they began a journey that has exceeded their expectations and proven that through hard work and determination, that dream can be a reality.
J. Glen is a North Carolina native currently residing in a small mountainous town.  She attended an East Coast university and obtained a degree in Communication and Journalism.  With an interest in writing at a young age, Glen had one idea of the perfect career and now, along with the help of her sister, she's embarking on a journey to achieve just that.
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