Saturday, February 8, 2014

Release Day Blitz and Giveaway: Promiscuous by Missy Johnson






 ~ Synopsis ~


When you're a twenty-year-old triple platinum singer you get an image.

Except mine was all wrong. On drugs; pregnant; fucking my manager. 


But I wasn't; it was all lies. I was a good girl.


But now I'm done being the good girl, because it has gotten me nowhere.


I spent the last year in love with a guy who I was paying to fuck me.


A guy who fell in love with someone else.

But now I’m over it. Now it's about me.

If the world thinks I’m a bad girl, then hell, that’s what I’ll be.

I'll show them bad.

Let's find out how promiscuous I can be.





~ Review ~
4 Star Review

This book was a fast, easy read.  I wasn't expecting some of the thins in this book and it shocked me.

Beth is suffering from not only a traumatic experience, but losing the guy she loved.  She decides that Coop is to blame for her bad experience so she cuts him out of her life.  She turns to alcohol and sex to help her forget.  When she meets Roman she feels a magnetic pull to him, but is scared to get close to him.  Can she open up? Or does she continue her downward spiral?

Roman has a lot of secrets.  He doesn't let anyone in and has no plans of letting Beth in, but he can't resist her.  He knows something has happened to her recently because she had become closed off and partying a lot more.  Can he get her to open up to him?  Or will she push him away?

This is book two in the Tease series. You learn a little about Beth in book one.  You don't have to read Tease, but I would recommend it because you learn about Coop and Beth's relationship.










~ Tease Book One ~









~ Excerpt ~


I was beginning to realize what this was: he wanted more of the party girl. He was here to see the Beth who stayed out all night drinking, and kissing random girls and making out with handsome men.

Not me. Well, not the real me, anyway.

I slipped a finger through the tie of my robe, letting it fall open. I arched my shoulders, letting the material float down my shoulders. Goosebumps hit my arms as I stood there confidently. Inside, I was a screaming mess.

What the hell am I doing? What if he touched me? What if I freaked out?

Sure, I'd had plenty of sex since the rape, but none sober. I hadn't let anyone touch me without being completely smashed first.

He stared at me for a moment, his eyes wandering over my curves as time seemed to freeze. I couldn't read his expression, but the longer he stood there, watching me, the more I began to panic. Without saying a thing, he bent down and retrieved the robe, threading my arms back
into it.

"I'm not here to fuck you, Beth." He spoke softly, his hands running over the soft silk of my robe, down my arms to my fingers. I jumped back, both relieved and confused.

Well, this is embarrassing.

~ Author Bio ~

Missy lives in a small town in Central Victoria with her husband, and her confused pets (a dog who think she's a cat, a cat who thinks he's a dog...you get the picture).

When she's not writing, she can usually be found looking for something to read.




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~ Giveaway ~

Blog Tour and Giveaway: In the Lyrics by Nacole Stayton

~ Synopsis ~

Hensley Bradley is the definition of the girl-next-door. She’s kindhearted, beautiful, and talented. Bored with her mundane life, thoughts of fleeing her small town begin to consume her. With aspiring dreams to use her voice as a one-way ticket, she suddenly discovers that music might not be her only passion.

After a fallout back home, Colby Grant decides to leave his family’s farm, determined to show his father he’s more than just a wanna-be country singer. With his All-American good looks, it doesn’t take long for girls in his new town to focus their eyes on him. But things aren’t what they appear from the outside, and it isn’t long until Colby feels he doesn't fit into the perfect world that so quickly embraced him.

A chance encounter places Hensley in Colby’s path, but it isn’t her natural beauty that first captures his attention – it’s her voice.

When love and music mix, will the combination blossom into a beautiful melody or wither into a heart-wrenching tune?







~ Review ~
5 Star Review

This book was really good.  It was a fast, easy read.  It will have your emotions running though.

Hensley has one goal in mind and that is to get out of her small town. Her and her best friend, Dusty play music and want to make it big.  She stays away from boys, because she has no time for distractions and none have ever caught her eye.  That is until she catches the eye of a guy while setting up for a show on the corner of the street.  She can't keep her eyes off him and he is staring at her also.  She had no clue that he was going to be Dusty's new roommate.  She tries with everything she is to stay away from Colby, but she couldn't.   She doesn't want to be stuck in this town, but she doesn't know that she can leave him of she lets him in.  Will she open her heart to him? Or will she run?

Colby just wants to prove to his family that he can make a life in music.  He doesn't want anything to get in his way.  He needs to do this for someone special to him.  He is instantly drawn to Hensley and wants to get to know her.  She is hard to persuade to give him a chance.  Can he get her to open up?  Or will he realize that she isn't worth the risk of giving up his dreams?

This is an emotional read.  It had me on an emotional roller coaster.  One of the best reads that I have read in a long time.  This is a MUST read book.  Nacole Stayton has again hit it out of the ball park with this amazing story!!





~ Author Bio ~

Nacole Stayton is twenty-something years young and currently resides in the Bluegrass State. She spends her days working at a local hospital in the billing department and nights writing vigorously on her current novel. She has a passion for helping others and wears her University of Kentucky gear proudly. While her husband loves all things outdoors, Nacole enjoys the finer things in life, like getting pedicures while reading on her Kindle Fire. She is passionate about her faith, family, and The Bachelor.





~ Giveaway ~ 

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Release Day Blitz and Giveaway: Broken by K. Webster






~ Synopsis ~

Andi has the perfect life. She is about to graduate with an Architecture degree and marry her-All American baseball star-fiancĂ©. When she catches him in bed with another woman, her world is turned upside down. Left to pick up the pieces of her shattered life, she takes on a new persona—a promiscuous one. This new role protects her heart from ever being broken again. 

 Andi now lives by a set of rules. The game? Sex with a new pawn every weekend.   Every Friday, she sets her sight on a new sexy, successful man to play along--no strings attached, please.  When Monday rolls around, she kicks them to the curb and moves on.  It has helped her get through the pain of her past-- that is, until she meets Jackson. 

 The mysterious Jackson is excited to play the game.  He too has had his heart broken in the past and isn't looking for a repeat.  Eventually, hearts get involved and Andi wonders if the game is still worth playing.  


Will she look for a new pawn or will she break the rules with Jackson? 

 ~ Author Bio ~

I’m a thirty-two-year-old self-proclaimed book nerd.  Married to for nearly eleven years, my husband and I enjoy spending time with our two lovely children.  Writing is a newly acquired fun hobby for me.  In the past, I’ve enjoyed the role as a reader.  However, recently, I learned that I absolutely love taking on the creative role as the writer.  Something about determining how the story will play out intrigues me to no end.  My husband claims that it’s because I like to control things—in a way, he’s right! 
            By day, I run around from appointment to appointment, wearing many hats including, mom, wife, part-time graphic designer, blogger, networker, social media stalker, student, business owner, and book boyfriend hunter.  (It’s actually a thing—complete with pink camo.  I lurk around the internet, “researching” pictures of hot guys who fit the profile of whatever book boyfriend I’m reading or writing about)
            I guess you can blame my obsession with books on my lovely grandmother, who is quite possibly my favorite person on the planet.  At an early age, she took me to the half-priced bookstore each weekend and allowed me to choose a book.  Every single time, she caved when I begged for two.  Without her encouragement, I wouldn’t have been able to cope during some hard times without my beloved books.  
            Currently, I am finishing up my college degree that has taken me forever to complete.  It’s just on the list of my many “bucket-list” goals that I subject myself to.
            Most days, you can find me firmly planted in front of my computer.  It’s my life.  If the world ever loses power, I’d be one of the first to die—of boredom!  But I guess as long as I have books and a light, I might just survive. 
            Looking forward, you can expect to see two more novels in the Breaking the Rules Series.  I’m nearly finished with the third.  Also, I have a standalone novel that will be released soon as well. 
            This writing experience has been a blast, and I’ve met some really fabulous people along the way.  I hope my readers enjoy reading my stories as much as I do writing them.  I look forward to connecting with you all!


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~ Excerpt ~





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Friday, February 7, 2014

Release Day Blitz and Giveaway: In the Lyrics by Nacole Stayton

~ Synopsis ~

Hensley Bradley is the definition of the girl-next-door. She’s kindhearted, beautiful, and talented. Bored with her mundane life, thoughts of fleeing her small town begin to consume her. With aspiring dreams to use her voice as a one-way ticket, she suddenly discovers that music might not be her only passion.

After a fallout back home, Colby Grant decides to leave his family’s farm, determined to show his father he’s more than just a wanna-be country singer. With his All-American good looks, it doesn’t take long for girls in his new town to focus their eyes on him. But things aren’t what they appear from the outside, and it isn’t long until Colby feels he doesn't fit into the perfect world that so quickly embraced him.

A chance encounter places Hensley in Colby’s path, but it isn’t her natural beauty that first captures his attention – it’s her voice.

When love and music mix, will the combination blossom into a beautiful melody or wither into a heart-wrenching tune?







~ Author Bio ~

Nacole Stayton is twenty-something years young and currently resides in the Bluegrass State. She spends her days working at a local hospital in the billing department and nights writing vigorously on her current novel. She has a passion for helping others and wears her University of Kentucky gear proudly. While her husband loves all things outdoors, Nacole enjoys the finer things in life, like getting pedicures while reading on her Kindle Fire. She is passionate about her faith, family, and The Bachelor.





~ Giveaway ~ 

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Blog Tour and Giveaway: Searching for Tomorrow by Kathryn M. Crane


Title: Searching for Tomorrow
Author: Kathryn M. Crane
Genre: Contemporary Romance/ Young Adult
Publication Date: October 21, 2013



~ Synopsis ~


Some people are blessed to find that one certain person who completes them.

Wrynn’s yesterdays were what others only dream of having. She and Tripp were the best of friends before they even thought about love. They had the fairy tale life where ‘like’ turns into ‘love’, and ‘love’ becomes ‘happily ever after’.

What happens when life conspires against you, and snatches your soul mate from your arms?

…only her forever love ended much too soon.

Broken beyond her own ability to repair, Wrynn boxes up her grief and attempts to raise her three girls the best she can on her own. As time slowly passes, Wrynn relives her life with Tripp while struggling most days to get out of bed. She is reminded of him at every turn.

How do you set your grief and anguish aside? How do you pick up the shattered pieces, put those pieces back together again, and try to move on?

Wrynn tries to find the joy in life every single day through her daughters, family, and friends. Her twin brother Liam has dedicated himself to helping Wrynn put her life back together after losing his own love. On the other hand, her mother-in-law lives to torment her at every turn. Wrynn can't even find a chance to breathe, much less a desire to somehow search for her tomorrow.



~ Teasers ~









~ Author Bio ~


Kathryn is a simple country girl who likes to spend time with her hubba, hunka hubby, her three kids and her friends. She loves to cook and really loves to eat! During the spring and summer, you will more than likely find her outside puttering around in her garden. When the veggies start coming in, she will probably be sweating over a hot canner in the kitchen, canning all the goodies she is blessed with. Kathryn likes to hike and go camping, and as a Girl Scout leader, she gets to do this pretty often! On cold winter nights, you will probably find her wrapped in a warm blanket, lost in a good book, while sitting in her rocking chair on the front porch!

Kathryn was born and raised in North Carolina, and while she loves to travel, she can't imagine ever leaving the mountains that she has come to call home. Not a day goes by that Kathryn doesn't thank God for abundantly blessing her. He has been so good to her, and she is very grateful. She holds Jeremiah 29:11 very close to her heart and believes it with every fiber of her being. "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Kathryn loves flip flops, chocolate, sweet tea and dirt between her toes. As far back as she can remember, she's had a book in her hand. Reading has carried her to places she will never go. It has introduced her to people that she will never meet. When life is great and when it is rough, she's always been able to find a book to carry her through. She finally decided to write down some of the stories in her head (yes, be scared) and heart after dawdling around and wasting years dreaming. She hopes you enjoy reading those stories as much as she loves writing them!


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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KathrynMCrane

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KCrane_katiemac

Author Website: http://kmcrane.blogspot.com/

Author GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6966344.Kathryn_M_Crane

Author Amazon Page: http://www.amazon.com/Kathryn-McNeill-Crane/e/B00GAH6DEO/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_2


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~ Giveaway ~

You receive one entry for every book purchase (must forward order confirmation to authorkatiemac@ymail.com

You can also get an entry if you leave a review for the book on Amazon, Goodreads,etc (again must forward proof to authorkatiemac@ymail.com

The grand prize will be a Kindle, however the only way the Kindle will be given away is if there are 100 reviews or purchases sent in.

Blog Tour: Songbird by Lisa Edward



Songbird (Songbird #1)
By Lisa Edward


~ Synopsis ~

Every relationship changes you, some for the better, others can shatter your confidence and almost destroy you.

For the musically talented, twenty-four year old Tara O’Connell, her relationship with Stephen almost broke her, until Tara found the strength to leave.

Now she is on the road to discovering that it is never too late to pursue your dreams and follow your heart.

As Tara’s self-belief grows, she meets two men she is instantly drawn to who will change her life forever.

Corporal Riley Hammond is a soldier in the Australian Military Special Forces. With his smiling sapphire blue eyes, Tara falls for him instantly. He is thoughtful and caring, and gives her the support and love she needs.

While Cole Michaels is the overconfident singer in a popular local band. His charisma, emerald green eyes, tattoos and piercing, have girls falling at his feet. But while Cole pushes
Tara’s buttons, he also pushes her to reach for the stars.

Both men couldn't be more polar opposites, but both offer Tara different qualities that she needs to fulfill her destiny.

As Tara continues her journey, she will discover fate can offer you more than one path. Her fate is in her own hands, and the choices she makes, will shape her life forever.



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~ Review ~
5 Star Review


This book was ah-mazing!!  I didn't want to put it down.  It was a long book, but didn't feel long.  I am happy and sad that this book ended.  Sad because I have to wait for book two and happy that I get more Tara, Riley and Cole.

Tara is trying to find herself after a two year long relationship that didn't go well.  She was always told she wasn't good enough.  She needed to find herself and where she belonged in life.  She was instantly attracted to Cole when she sees him. Though she doesn't know his name her and her best friend Kelli, called him Mr. Hotbod.  She was embarrassed to talk with him after Kelli and her big mouth. She then meets Riley through Kelli and her boyfriend Cooper. She wants him  and feels drawn to him, but doesn't know if she can handle a long distance relationship.  She has issues with trust and doesn't think she can handle constantly wondering what is happening.  Will she give Riley a chance? Or does she open up to Mr. Hotbod?

Riley is content with his life.  He doesn't need a girl since his girlfriend broke him.   He is shocked by the connection he feels for Tara the moment he meets her.  He doesn't want to push her because he feels she is special and wants a chance to get to know her.  He knows it won't be easy having a long distance relationship, but knows it will be worth it.  Can her convince her to give him a shot?

Cole is a manwhore.  Always with a different girl and never gives a girl a second time.  He is happy the way his life is going.  Until he meets Tara and she turns his life upside down.  Making him want things he shouldn't.  Will he have his chance at Tara?  Or does his manwhore ways scare her off?

This is an intense book. It had me on the edge of my seat hoping for things to happen or not to happen.  I really LOVE Riley.  He was so sweet and charming.  Though he wasn't perfect, but who is?
Now I had a lot of issues with Cole, but by the end of the book he had me rooting for him.
I am so torn with who I want Tara to end up with.  I think that I will always be Team Riley.  I cannot wait for book two so I can see what happens between all these people.
I loved all the secondary characters also.  Jason, Marcus, Jay, Kelli and Cooper.  I really would like to see a book on all of them.  This is a definite MUST read book.  I think Lisa Edwards did an amazing job drawing emotions out of me and making me feel like I was in the story.


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~ Author Bio ~


While Lisa Edward has called Melbourne Australia home for her entire life, she has lived and worked in England, and traveled through most parts of Europe and the United States. She loves nothing more than spending time with her husband and beautiful daughter, or curling up into the early hours of the morning with a great novel. By day, Lisa works in the analytical IT field, so relishes the opportunity to foster her creative side through writing. Her deep appreciation for literature was nurtured from a young age, being taught to respect books and get lost in their stories. She enjoys reading honest and realistic novels that are relatable, thought provoking and leave a lasting impression. She can’t write without music playing, using the emotions from different songs to invoke that of her characters. Lisa takes inspiration from her own life experiences, the people around her and those she has met in her travels.







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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Cover Reveal: Unconditional by Melody Grace

Unconditional Cover   


  ~ Synopsis ~

 Fall in love with Beachwood Bay in Melody Grace’s USA Today and internationally bestselling series! "I’ve spent my whole life chasing perfection: perfect looks, perfect man, perfect home. But in one brutal moment, I realized it was all just a beautiful lie…" Carina MacKenzie is fleeing from her past. Picking up the wreckage of her shattered dreams, she seeks comfort in the only place she’s ever felt safe: Beachwood Bay. Garrett Sawyer isn’t looking to be anyone’s savior. Scarred by old betrayals, he’s sworn never to put his heart on the line again -- especially not for a damaged, high-maintenance girl like Carina. But passion knows no logic, and soon, their reckless chemistry is making him forget his bitter vows. Two damaged hearts. The hope of true love. As their passion blazes out of control, Carina and Garrett struggle to escape their legacies of hurt. But can you ever outrun the past? And when everything is on the line, can they trust enough to build a love that's unconditional? *This book contains adult situations and explicit content. 17+*   



~ THE BEACHWOOD BAY SERIES ~

 BOOK 1: UNTOUCHED (Emerson & Juliet’s story begins - free novella) 
BOOK 2: UNBROKEN (Emerson & Juliet’s story continues) 
BOOK 3: UNTAMED HEARTS (Brit & Hunter’s story begins - free novella) 
BOOK 4: UNAFRAID (Brit & Hunter’s story continues) 
BOOK 5: UNWRAPPED (Lacey & Daniel’s holiday novella) 
BOOK 6: UNCONDITIONAL (Garret & Carina) 
 Author’s note: UNCONDITIONAL can be read as a stand-alone story, but you'll enjoy reading the other Beachwood Bay books, too. PRAISE FOR MELODY GRACE: "Melody Grace created fascinating characters that are simply I-R-R-E-S-I-S-T-I-B-L-E ! Her stories leave you with a big smile on your face and a heart bursting with love." - A Bookish Escape Blog "Sizzling hot and super emotional - the perfect combo!" - NYT and USA Today bestselling Lauren Blakely "A roller coaster ride of pure emotion... beautifully written." Blame it on the Rain Reviews "Sexy, sweet, and swoon-worthy." - NYT Bestselling Emily Snow, author of the Devoured series.   



~ ABOUT MELODY GRACE ~

 Melody Grace is the USA Today bestselling author of UNBROKEN and UNTOUCHED. A small-town girl turned SoCal beach-lover, she spent years with her nose in a book before deciding it was time to write them for herself. She loves bad boys, good books, and pistachio-flavored ice-cream.   


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