Saturday, November 9, 2013

Back to Reality Blog Tour Schedule

December 1
One Click Bliss ~ Excerpt, Dreamcast, All About a Character
A Readers Point of View ~ Review
Pixie's book review blog ~ Review
December 2
G&C Book Blog ~ Review
All Booked Out ~ Excerpt, Dreamcast, All About a Character, Promo Post
Book Drunk Blog ~ Excerpt, Playlist, Review
Book friends forever ~ Promo Post
Rose's Book Snobs ~ Promo Post 
Sinful Thoughts Book Blog ~ Promo Post
Fike's Book Blog ~ Excerpt, Dreamcast, Promo Post
December 3
 Girl with Books ~ Excerpt, Playlist, Top 10 List, Dreamcast, Review, Author Interview, All About a Character
Book Worms and Couch Potatoes ~ Excerpt, Dreamcast, Review, All About a Character
Once Upon A Crush ~ Excerpt 
The Chronic Romantic ~  Excerpt, Dreamcast, Review, Author Interview, All About a Character
December 4
 Amazeballs Book Addicts ~ Review, All About a Character
Reality Bites! Let's Get Lost! ~ Excerpt, Promo Post Only
 Risque Romance Reads ~ Excerpt, All About a Character
Fairest of All book reviews ~ Review 
Lost In Wonderland ~ Dreamcast, Review, All About a Character
December 5
Hooked on Books ~ Review & Excerpt
ChickLitGurrl: High on LATTES & WRITING ~ Character Interview, Excerpt
Sistascrazybookobsession ~ Excerpt, Review
 Michsfavbooks ~ Character Interview, Excerpt, Playlist, Review, Author Interview
The Biblio-Files: Confessions of a Book Whore ~ Excerpt, Review, Promo Post
The Book Fairy ~ Excerpt, Playlist, Dreamcast, Review, All About a Character
 December 6
Shelly's Book Corner ~  Excerpt, All About a Character
I read books ~ Excerpt, Promo Post Only
Drue's Random Chatter ~  Dreamcast, Review
Beautifully R.E.D ~  Review
Kristen's Book Blog ~ Excerpt, Review
Through the Booking Glass ~ Excerpt, Review
December 7
BookJunkyGirls ~ Review
Knock Your Books Off ~ Review, All About a Character
I am NOT a niche ~ Review, Author Interview 
 Hopelessly Hooked on Books ~ Excerpt, Review, All About a Character
Garside's Book Bets ~ Excerpt, Dreamcast, Review, All About a Character
For The Love of Books ~ Excerpt, Playlist, Dreamcast, Review, All About a Character
December 8
Reviews Unleashed ~ Playlist, Review, Author Interview
The Book Review ~ Promo Post
Di D's Book Blog ~ Excerpt, Review
BLUSHING DIVAS BOOK REVIEWS ~ Excerpt, Dreamcast, Review, All About a Character
Belinda's Book Shelf ~ Review

Friday, November 8, 2013

Review Tour & Giveaway: All The Pretty Lies by M. Leighton

~ Synopsis ~
All the Pretty Lies
“Live, no regrets”
Sloane Locke has led a sheltered life.  However, with a history like hers, she can understand why her brothers and her father want so much to protect her.  She has gone along with it for twenty long years, but those days are over.  For the girl who never makes promises, Sloane has made a pact with herself that things will change on her twenty-first birthday.  So when the clock strikes midnight, Sloane strikes out to spread her wings and break a few rules.
In addition to inking skin, Hemi Spencer possesses many talents. Controlling himself has never been one of them.  It’s never had to be.  He’s lived a life of indulgence for as long as he can remember.  Right up until tragedy struck.  Now, he’s nothing but controlled. He’s a man on a mission, one who will let nothing and no one stand in his way. 
Nothing in their lives could’ve prepared Sloane and Hemi for what they’d find in each other—distraction and obsession, love and possession.  But the one thing they can’t find is a future.  Neither one has been totally honest.  And they’ll soon learn that the devil is in the details.  In the details and in the lies.
How far will two people go to live in the now when the now is all they’ve got?

~ Our Review ~
4.5 Star Review by Annie
M. Leighton is notorious for writing books that make me need hard liquor afterward. All the Pretty Lies isn't any different.  It was a rollercoaster ride of emotions and mindfucks! It was probably by far my favorite book by her so far.
When Sloane’s mom died, her three brothers and dad, who just happen to all be cops,  all but sheltered her from the world. Finally at the age of twenty one, Sloane is ready to break free and live life, with no regrets. So, that is how she ended up in a tattoo shop one fateful night. She was expecting to get a tattoo, what she wasn’t expecting was to meet the most attractive man EVER!  She doesn’t know how to be with a man and has her walls up. Can she finally break free from her family clutches? Does she finally live life to the fullest?
The moment he laid eyes on the girl walking into his shop, Hemi was intrigued. She was pure and innocent, but had a little bite to her. He wasn’t looking for a relationship. He was on a mission. A mission that would come full circle, and slap him in the face. Soon enough Hemi’s demons surface and everyone better run for cover.
HOLY HEMI! He is pure sex on legs. Legs that happen to be attached to a muscular body covered in tattoos… oh yes I just drooled a little! He is the god of all book tattoo artists. Sure he has major issues, but with a bod like that I can overlook anything!
M. Leighton you amaze me again. You never disappoint. This book like all her others, will suck you in. They are what I like to call one-a-day books! That means you will sit down and read it all in one sitting. I give this book 4.5 pretty little stars!

~ About M. Leighton ~

M. Leighton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Wild Ones and The Bad Boys romance trilogies.  She is a native of Ohio, relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she lets her mind wander to romantic settings with sexy Southern guys much like the one she married and the ones you'll find in her latest books.  When her thoughts aren't roaming in that direction, she'll be riding horses, swimming in ponds and experiencing life on a ranch, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.  

For more about M. Leighton, visit her website at or follow her on Twitter@mleightonbooks.


Release Day Blitz: Rapture by Lexi Buchanan

MB 02 - Rapture


~ Synopsis ~

Sebastian has never in his thirty-four years had such a strong attraction to a woman. Oh, he’s felt instant lust before, more times that he cares to remember, but there’s something about Carla that’s different and he finds it difficult to get her out of his head, which is where she needs to be considering she’s dating his brother.

Carla has been pretending to date Ramon for a while now to keep a violent ex of hers away and to keep Ramon’s family off his back. They’ve been friends for a couple of years, so it was only natural that they’d help each other out, except she hasn’t bargained on falling for Ramon’s brother, Sebastian.

Also catch up with the McKenzie family as they welcome the twins to the family.

Each book has a HEA 'Happily Ever After'

~ Purchase Links ~

Amazon UK   |   Amazon US  |   Barnes & Noble   |   Smashwords

Also available on    iTunes   |   Kobo    |   Sony

Book 1 - Seduce is on sale 99c/77p

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Book 1.5 - The Wedding

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~ Our Review ~
3.5 Star Review by Jessica
Rapture is the second book in the McKenzie Brothers series and is Sebastian's story.  I was looking forward to reading this one and getting into Sebastian's head a bit.  Sebastian is sex in a tailored suit and is also a major player.  That is, until he meets Carla.  Problem is, Carla is living with his brother Ramone.  So what's a loyal, lust-driven brother to do??
I've never been interested, until now, and the woman I want is out of reach.
I enjoyed Rapture more than the first book in the series, Seduce.  For some reason, I connected more with Sebastian than I did with his older brother, Michael.  Sebastian just rang more true for me as a leading man.  Although he was somewhat alpha, Sebastian truly wore his heart on his sleeve once he fell for Carla.  He was tender and open about his feelings.  I also liked Carla as a heroine, although she cried way.too.much.  Granted, she had a lot going on in her life, but sometimes I just wanted to hand the girl a tissue and yell at her to pull herself together.
As in the first book, I loved reading the interactions between Sebastian and his brothers.  Poor Sebastian particularly struggles with his loyalty to his brother Ramone since he's involved with the woman Sebastian is so attracted to.
Have I given away my feelings towards Carla?  I refuse to call her his girlfriend. I'm so screwed.
There is more to Ramone and Carla's relationship than meets the eye however, and she and Sebastian can only deny their feelings for so long.  This is when the book gets HOT.  Like, seriously, combustively(Is this even a word??) hot.  The steam factor is high for this one, folks.
Having her wet, moist mouth against mine with her tongue seeking and finding mine has my jeans going from comfortable to uncomfortable in five seconds flat.
I did enjoy all the sexy time in Rapture, although I had a small problem with the fact that Carla and Sebastian were constantly either grinding against each other of Carla was straddling his lap, including at family gatherings.  Can we say inappropriate?
I enjoyed this installment of the McKenzie Brothers series and would recommend it as a fast, hot read.  I'm looking forward to catching up with the brothers again and particularly finding out more about the enigmatic Lucien.

~ Excerpt ~

Carla's POV

What the hell has gotten into Sebastian? He practically dragged me out of Lily’s room and now he’s dragging me down the hallway as though there’s a fire.

He looks through the window to a room. “In here,” he says, pushing the door open before pulling me inside and out of view of the window.


He slams his mouth to mine and pushes me up against the wall, grabbing my thighs he hoists me up so I wrap my legs around him coming into contact with his huge swollen cock, making my eyes open wide. I had no idea he was so aroused.

I shove my fingers into his hair, holding his mouth to me. The things he does with his tongue has me wet and aching.

“I need you babe.”

He lets my feet hit the floor, unzips me, shoving my jeans and thong down my legs before releasing his cock, which is already wet at the tip.

I can’t take my eyes off him as he jerks with arousal and takes hold of himself, pulling back to the root of him and holding there.

“Carla,” he says between gritted teeth, “I’m going to come the minute I get inside you.”

That’s the only warning I get. He spins me around. I place my hands on the wall as he pulls my hips towards him before thrusting inside me.

He feels so good, filling me up, which sets off little electric shocks along my channel.

Letting go of my hips, he wraps me up in his arms and slides his hands up inside my top, shoving my bra above my breasts and starts massaging and pinching my nipples.

“Hmm,” I moan resting my head on his shoulder behind me.

My breath catches as he pulls most of the way out of me, leaving just the tip inside.

“I’m going to fuck your cunt now.”

Oh God!

He starts pumping his hips in and out of me. One hand stays on my nipple while the other moves to my clit. The minute he touches me between my legs, he pinches my nipple and I explode. Seeing stars, I can’t stop climaxing. My channel grips Sebastian’s cock. My muscles rippling up and down the length of him.

Cursing, he pulls out shoving his fingers inside me to ride out my orgasm. I feel his other hand take hold of his cock, which is pressed against my ass before turning my head and watching him ejaculate on the floor.

Unable to catch my breath, I stay resting against the wall as he removes his fingers from inside me. I hear Sebastian putting himself back together before he bends and pulls my thong and jeans back up then he turns me around to fasten them.

He kisses my lips, pulling me back into his arms. “God, did I need you…but shit, it would have been too messy if I came inside you here.”

“I know.”

I love him coming inside me. It makes me feel even more connected to him than just having his dick inside me.

“You like my words, baby?” he whispers into my ear, rubbing my ass and pushing me against him.

“You can’t be ready to go again?”

“I’m always ready with you, and answer the question,” he chuckles.

Why I blush when he uses those naughty words, I don’t know, but I do and now I probably look like a tomato.

“You’re not saying anything, but I’ll let you off the hook for now because I know you find them as hot as I do when I use them and I bet if I touch your pussy it will be wet and not just from the orgasm you’ve just had.”

Breaking away from him, I smack his arm. “Stop embarrassing me.” I try to leave the room, but he catches me around the waist.

“I’ll be using those words again the next time I’m buried deep inside you,” he whispers in my ear. “Your little cunt will tell me how much dirty talk turns you on.”

My body feels alive again. He’s just brought me to orgasm, and I already need him again. His words do turn me on, although I’m not used to hearing them when referring to my body parts. Oh, I’ve seen them in enough books that I’ve read, in fact Bared to You comes to mind, but God, Sebastian is right. Hearing those words turns me on something wicked.

He moves to stand in front of me and smirks when he sees the lust I’m struggling to hide on my face. If we weren’t in an unlocked hospital room, I’d be on him again.

“C’mon, before Mom comes looking for us. I promise to behave in public from now on,” he smirks.

Opening the door for me, we walk out straight into Michael and Lucien.

“Where have you two been?” Lucien pauses, looks between the two of us, and then continues, “Then again never mind. Carla you go back into Lily’s room, while we interrogate Sebastian and don’t worry we’re going to sit right over there by the door.” Lucien points.

~ Book Trailer ~

~ About the Author ~

I was born in Bolton, Lancashire within the United Kingdom, where I lived, and worked at the University of Bolton, until 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.

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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~ Giveaway ~

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Blog Tour and Giveaway: Sweet Surrendering by Chelsea Cameron

~ Synopsis ~

She’s his boss. He doesn’t care. This office isn’t big enough for the two of them…

When Rory Clarke ends up hiring the guy she spent one steamy night with to be her administrative assistant, she's determined to keep things professional.

Lucas Blaine has other plans for her.  He wants Rory, and it's hard to resist his stunning blue eyes, chin dimple and the way he fills out a suit.  Everywhere she looks, there he is, giving her a panty-melting smile and pulling her away from the most amazing (and satisfying) sex she's ever had in her life.
What starts off as one sexual encounter turns into multiple trysts in and out of the office and the lines she’d tried to draw so carefully are blurring. But the closer they get, the more Rory realizes that there are things about Lucas she doesn’t know, things he’s hiding from her. She’ll have to decide if she can surrender to her feelings or get out while she still can.

~ Excerpt ~

I was fuming.  Sitting in my seat with my arms crossed and fuming. All that teasing for nothing. He had to be screwing with me, but I wasn’t going to let him get away with it. I leaned forward to speak to the driver and tell him there was a change of plans before I gave him my address.
“Change your mind?” he said when he heard me tell the driver that I wanted to go to my own place. The driver sighed and looked for a place to make a U turn. This was probably for the best. This guy was not going to get the upper hand. This time I was shutting him down.
This was the last time I was going to see him. I would rip up his résumé. I wouldn’t even have Mrs. Andrews call him to say that he didn’t get the job. It was a bitchy move, but I needed this guy out of my life. He made me feel unstable, and I did not like feeling unstable.
“Yes. This was a mistake. I shouldn’t have even let you buy me a drink, but Sloane made me.”
“Oh, so this is Sloane’s fault. I see.” Now he was mocking me.
“Look, I’m going back to my apartment and you’re going back to yours and I never want to see your face again.” Especially your chin dimple. And your eyes. And your hair.
“Fine, fine with me.”

~ Teaser ~
~ Author Bio ~
Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA New York Times/USA Today Best Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world's worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting (this one time, she was tweeted by Neil Gaiman). She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.

Her New Adult Contemporary Romance titles include My Favorite Mistake, which has been bought by Harlequin along with a sequel, Deeper We Fall and Faster We Burn (April 20, 2013)

Her Young Adult books include Nocturnal, Nightmare and Neither, the first three books in The Noctalis Chronicles. The fourth and final book, Neverend will be out in 2013. Whisper, the first in The Whisper Trilogy is also available, with the second book in the series, Silence and the final book, LIsten coming out in 2014.



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Thursday, November 7, 2013

November Author of the Month: A.m. Hargrove

~Synopsis ~

Adult Contemporary Romance--Not appropriate for younger readers.

Alexia Hammond, broken and destroyed by a tragedy she can’t seem to recover from, is on a downward spiral toward destruction. A life of partying, alcohol, drugs and men has brought her near the edge of disaster. That is until one night while at work as a waitress in an upscale restaurant, she falls under the spell of one of her customers, Pearce Middleton. Once she gazes into his smoky gray eyes, her life takes on new meaning. But can she put her past behind her and allow herself to fall for the exciting and gorgeous Pearce, or will her lewd behavior come back to haunt her and ruin her chances of happiness forever?


~ Synopsis ~

An Edge Novel

Their trial relationship was meant to last six months, but things didn’t quite work out the way they planned...

Justin Middleton, who has left a string of broken hearts across the state of South Carolina, has only one thing on his mind, and that’s winning Terri Mitchell’s heart in six months. That’s all the time she’s given him...six short months. If he can’t do it by then, they’ll go their separate ways.

Terri Mitchell knows she’s lost her mind when she even suggested this harebrained scheme. She finally thinks her heart is on the mend from her past encounter with Justin. However, when he shows up at her house late one night looking deliciously sexy and irresistible, her iron will to fight him vanishes and the words tumble from her lips before she’s barely aware of what she’s done.

Within weeks, both of them find themselves passionately involved, but when Terri’s brother, Preston, shows up, mysterious things begin to happen, turning their blissful world into something dark and dangerous.


~ Synopsis ~

Preston Mitchell, undercover DEA agent, has led a life of danger and obscurity. Knowing his job would never allow a normal relationship, he’s never opened himself up to any woman...that is until the lovely Avery Middleton stumbles into his life.

To the outsider, Avery has it all...wealth, family, connections and a great job. But on the inside, she’s miserable. Her social life is in the dumpster, the kooky gal next door has some zany plans for her and her selfish mother drives Avery to the point of insanity. Her only salvation is to get out of Charleston and start a new life. So that’s precisely what she does. She moves to Seattle and steps right into the path of hot and sexy, Preston.

Unfortunately for both of them, Avery ends up being in the wrong place at the wrong time and is now running for her life. But she’s not alone. She has a gorgeous DEA agent protecting her and suddenly finds herself irresistibly captivated by him. There’s only one problem. Preston carries more than his share of mental baggage, courtesy of his job. His covert missions have put him in places and situations he can barely stand to think about. Avery rocks Preston’s world because she is nothing like anyone he’s ever met and something extraordinary begins to happen between them. But can their love survive in this world, where danger, intrigue and deception lurk on every corner?


~ Synopsis ~

* This is a New Adult Contemporary Romance with Mature content that is not suitable for younger readers.

Riviera Benson’s past has been nothing but horrific. It’s filled with secrets that she intends to keep tightly locked away...terrifying secrets that keep her awake at night...that prevent her from getting close to anyone...anyone that is, until her work as a muralist drives her into the arms of the hot and sexy Shan.

Benjamin Shandon, owner of Shandon Homes, works like a thousand demons are chasing him...because perhaps they are. His business has boomed, ever since the forest fire swept through the canyon and destroyed hundreds of million dollar homes. He demands excellence in everything...from his employees to his women. He slows down for nothing, keeping a schedule that no sane person would want. But Riviera interrupts everything, twisting his guts inside out, and wedging her way into his heart, destroying a promise he made to himself.

Will they let their pasts control their future, or will they decide to let go and allow their hearts to discover each other’s?


~ Upcoming Release ~
~ Synopsis ~
A male Romance Author… a convention in Vegas… a female book blogger… a goal to lose her virginity… what happens when you mix all the above?

Fallon McKinley is headed to Vegas for the Wicked Wenches Romance Con and losing her virginity is only one of her goals. The other is to meet her favorite author of romance novels, R.T. Sinclair. What she doesn’t realize is that the sexy green-eyed god she rams into at the airport is the real R.T. When they keep running into each other, she’s shocked, but excited, because the attraction is irresistible.

Ryland Thomas Sinclair doesn’t want anyone to know his true identity. He’s the author that all women love, but everyone thinks he’s a female. He hides his persona behind the public face of his twin sister, keeping his own a secret. But after meeting the lovely Fallon, his intentions to avoid a relationship come to a screeching halt. She’s put an unwanted kink into his perfectly laid out plans. His unusual reaction surprises him because after a heart-shredding breakup a few years ago, he’s managed to avoid women at all costs.

Resisting Fallon becomes more difficult than he imagines. Soon things are spiraling out of control, until a major miscommunication has Fallon walking out of his home and his life. Will Ryland Thomas succeed in losing the woman he loves? Or can he win her back?

~ A.m. Hargrove's Top 3's ~
Top 3 favorite books-  Totally NOT fair!! Ok...I'm getting around this by doing series, LOL...and I'm not ranking them! So here goes. I absolutely adore the Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning, The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series by JR Ward and The Night Huntress Series by Jeaniene Frost.
 Top 3 favorite movies- Again--NO FAIR! I love Sci-Fi so I'm going with the new Star Treks with Chris Pine. And I love the Star Wars movies...old and new. And then I'm going with the Harry Potter movies. For such in-depth books, particularly the last 2, they did a brilliant job of capturing the true essence of the books. I can watch those movies over and over again. And I'm going to throw in Pride and Prejudice just because it's so romantic. 
 Top 3 sexiest men- Chris Hemsworth, Gerard Butler-- only 3, huh? Dayam! Henry Cavill has to be in there too.
 Top 3 favorite alcohol drinks- VODKA! Martinis, Grey Goose, extra dirty, with extra olives. Lemon drop shooters. Vodka with club soda and double lime.
 Top 3 favorite scenes to write- Hehe... Steamy ones, of course. I love to write the suspenseful ones too that involve the creepy characters. I've always loved that...sort of the psycho characters. And then I love writing humor too. So any scene containing comedy.
 Top 3 favorite foods- Chocolate, coffee, ice cream. In that order.
 Top 3 favorite songs- Nothing Else Matters by Metallica is my number 1. I LOVE Metallica. If you had asked me this 2 weeks ago, my answers would be different but Pearl Jam just released the single Sirens as a sneak to their new album Lightening Bolt that releases later this year. And it's epic. I love Eddie Vedder's voice and this song is damn amazing. And I recently discovered this awesome Indie Alt Rock group called She Said Fire. They've released an EP called Boom and I LOVE all the songs on it. One of them is featured in my next book, Exquisite Betrayal. It's called Better Ways and it's such a cool song. When I first heard it I was blown away because it totally fit into the picture of what I was writing. So, I have to put it in the book. I ended up connecting with Joshua Hawksley, the lead singer, and he's super cool and was great about allowing me to use the lyrics in the book. Anyway, She Said Fire has a diverse sound and I totally fell in love with them. 
 Top 3 favorite couples- Bones and Kat...and I might be spelled Cat now that I'm thinking of it.  Mac and Barrons and I'm going to have to stick with Joss and Braden. They had such amazing chemistry that just hopped right off the pages.

Top 3 steamiest book scenes- Any sex scene--and I mean ANY-- between Bones and Kat. (Night Huntress Series.) The sex scene between Zsadist and Bella when she was in her needing in Lover Awakened; the sex scene between Joss and Braden when they get back together in On Dublin Street.
 Top 3 favorite authors- Seriously, this is NOT a fair question, haha! I have WAY too many to talk about here. Can I take the 5th?
~ Author Bio ~
One day, on her way home from work as a sales manager, A. M. Hargrove, realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn't do something soon, it would quickly be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life. So, she rolled down the passenger window of her fabulous (not) company car and tossed out her leather briefcase. Luckily, the pedestrian in the direct line of fire was a dodge ball pro and had über quick reflexes enabling him to avoid getting bashed in the head. Feeling a tad guilty about the near miss, A. M. made a speedy turn down a deserted side street before tossing her crummy, outdated piece-of-you-know-what lap top out the window. She breathed a liberating sigh of relief, picked up her cell phone, called her boss and quit her job. Grinning, she made another call to her hubs and told him of her new adventure (after making sure his heart was beating properly again).

So began A. M. Hargrove's career as a YA/NA and Adult Romance writer. Her books include Kissing Fire, Edge of Disaster, Shattered Edge, the series the Guardians of Vesturon (Survival, Resurrection, Determinant, Beginnings and reEmergent), Dark Waltz and the upcoming release Tragically Flawed.

Other than being in love with being in love, she loves chocolate, ice cream and coffee and is positive they should be added as part of the USDA food groups.
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Cover Reveal: Perfect Distraction by Melissa Rolka

TITLE - The Perfect Distraction (Book #1)
AUTHOR - Melissa Rolka
GENRE - New Adult
RELEASE DATE - October 1, 2013

~ Synopsis ~
When Katherine “Kate” leaves for her freshmen year at college, a grounded and stable piece of her is missing.  She pushes away the ghosts of her past, determined to start her college life single, carefree and distracted. 

Throughout high school Kate was reserved and shy, with little experience.  Now, on her own, with little holding her back, Kate is ready to branch out.  She bonds with a tight knit group of friends and even starts casually dating.  What starts out as innocent flirting on the tennis courts slowly turns into a friendship and eventually something more complex.  Reed comes into her life giving her the distraction she craves more than anything; but is she ready to give her heart away so easily?

Things get complicated when Kate’s ex-boyfriend and first love continues to pursue her.  Kyle deeply regrets breaking her heart when he left for college the year before and is now on a mission to reclaim her.  Kyle’s persistence and relentlessness is nothing short of obsessive.  He will stop at nothing to win her back and prove his love.

Kate finds herself torn between her past and the unknown of the future.  Her determination to stay distracted may just be her downfall or the beginning of something new and wonderful.  

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1170755_502594919828415_972857835_n~ Author Bio ~

Melissa Rolka grew up in the Chicagoland area all of her childhood and has always had a love of writing. She started by keeping a journal at a young age and then in high school she started writing poetry. A couple poems were published anonymously. Then in college she majored in Philosophy, which required lots and lots of writing. After graduating from Marquette University she traveled west to Los Angeles. There she worked for the Writers Guild of America and found herself submerged in the writers world. She worked on small writings, but never pursued them. On the side she became involved with a small theater group. Eventually she made her way back to the Midwest, where her heart belongs, and worked in business for several years. She found love, got married and has two beautiful children. Being at home has allowed her to keep following her love of reading and writing.The Perfect Distraction is her first full length novel. A second continuation of this story is in the works with hopes for a third. When Melissa is not writing she is caring for, playing with and loving her two kids. In between taking care of her family and writing she almost always has her nose buried in her Kindle.

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