Friday, October 24, 2014

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Hourglass Squared by K.S. Smith and Megan C. Smith

Title: Hourglass Squared Authors: K.S. Smith & Megan C. Smith Genre: Contemporary Romance Publisher: Blue Tulip Publishing

~ Synopsis ~

After recovering from being scorned by the same man, best friends Brooke and Savannah have not only mended their friendship, but also their hearts. With both girls finally married to the Worthington twins, these women have found it all and are living in pure marital bliss. But not all honeymoons last forever. When Brooke and Josh announce they have a baby on the way, Savannah realizes this is all a bit more than she signed up for. With pressure coming from Jake to start a family, tempers flare and relationships are pushed to the breaking point; driving her to the brink of insanity as she is propelled toward the house in suburbia with the white picket fence. Brooke tries to stand by Savannah, and be the best friend she has always been, but soon the tables turn and Brooke will need everyone's support as her world comes crumbling down atop of her. Join Brooke and Savannah in Hourglass Squared as they fight any obstacle that comes their way, together. Relationships will be tested, friendships strained, causing the course of their lives to be changed, forever.  


~ Review ~
5 Stars

This book was absolutely amazing!!  Just when you think that Brooke and Savannah have been through enough hell they are thrown another curve ball.  But they each other and their hubbies to help them through.   Be warned this book will have you in tears throughout this story.  Although I cried I could totally relate with the situations and put myself in the situation.

Brooke and Savannah have recovered from having Luke break them.  They are both with two of the most eligible bachelors.  They are happy and love their lives.  Everything is going the way they have planned.

Brooke and Josh are excited to finally be pregnant.  They haven't been married long, but are happy to finally start a family.  They cannot wait to tell Savannah and Jake, Josh's twin brother.  Everyone is happy until Jake brings up wanting to have babies also.  Savannah is unwilling to have babies yet. She isn't ready yet.  Brooke understands where she is coming from, but will Jake understand?

This book will take you on an emotional roller coaster ride.  I could relate to all of them in this book.  They each had tough decisions to make and they all had to fight the hard decisions the others made.  There is nothing worse than knowing that there is nothing you can say or do to change the person you loves mind.  That you have to except their choices.  I could relate to how they all felt and why each made the decisions they did.  I can honestly say I know what I would do in that situation.  This was an amazingly well written story and it took me on a journey I was not expecting!! Well done K.S. Smith and Megan C. Smith!!  This is another book that will leave you with a book hanger over!!


~ Excerpt ~    

Unable to take it much longer, I needed to clear my head. I rushed off, passing the restroom in the waiting room and darted into it. I locked the deadbolt behind me, thankful it was a single person restroom. I leaned back against the cold tile wall, and it was as if the walls of the Hoover Dam had come crumbling down. Tears rushed down my cheeks, soaking my face. My body was so heavy that I could hardly stand. I began to slide down the wall until I was sitting on the floor, my arms using every ounce of their might to keep my legs pulled up as they pressed against my huge belly. My body rocked back and forth, each sob ripping through harder than the last. My cell phone began to ring in my purse, but I had no energy to answer it. It continued ringing, but my cries soon drowned out the sound. After what must have been minutes, although it seemed like an eternity, a pounding started on the door of the restroom.

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~ Author Bios~

K.S. Smith

K.S. Smith

K.S. Smith is an aspiring new contemporary romance author. When she is not writing you will most likely find her tanning on the beautiful Florida beaches, spending time with her family and friends or dedicating her time to the military through her favorite non-profit organization. K.S. Smith was born and raised in Tampa, FL and continues to build her life there in her new home with her boyfriend of ten years who will hopefully one day put all book boyfriends to shame with an out of this world proposal.
  Megan C. Smith

Megan C. Smith

Megan Smith was born and raised in beautiful Tampa, Florida where she spent her days falling in love with fictional characters from a very young age. After marrying her best friend she relocated to North Carolina to support her husband’s career as a U.S. Marine. During her time in North Carolina Megan was blessed with 3 beautiful children who have kept her constantly busy chasing after them and enjoying the daily routine of motherhood. Most recently Megan and her family have relocated to St. Petersburg, Florida where she has spent the past few months achieving her lifelong dream of publishing her very first novel; as well as continuing to submerge herself in some of her favorite books while appreciating a glass of wine and her favorite, salted pretzel Milanos.  

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Blog Tour :Shattered Innocence by Alexis Noelle

~ Synopsis ~

Growing up poor and with a set of parents who couldn’t care less about her, Jessica 
Evans was on her own. She knew she wanted better and was determined to make 
it through college. Her only problem was that she was broke, and college was 
expensive. That’s when she was introduced to the world of depravity and scandal 
Damon Shaw has just been assigned to take over the day-to-day operations of the 
escort service where he’s has been working for almost five years. He immediately 
bumps heads with the sexy and stubborn Jessica. Damon is determined to show 
Jessica who is in control and make her follow his every instruction.
When the two get together, sparks begin to fly. Jessica and Damon will challenge and 
enrage each other at every turn. The sting of words and the temptation of seduction 
are ever present between them. Damon is not at all what he seems. When all hell 
breaks loose, will Damon and Jessica make it or will she send him packing?
that she currently resides in.

~ Review ~
4 Stars 

This book was good.  I enjoyed reading it, but it was too much pushing and pulling between the H/h.  It is full of betrayal, lies, hot sexy and a lot of angst.

Jessica is surviving the only way she knows how.  She doesn't like what she does, but it is the only way she can pay her bills and have time for school.  She knows once Damon becomes the boss man she is in trouble.  She is attracted to him and she doesn't want him to know what she does.  Even though he already knows.  How can she ever have a guy like him?

Damon is a jerk.  He is so hot and cold.  He is the cause of all the pushing and pulling in their relationship.  He can't make up his mind what he wants.  He knows he wants Jessica, but he doesn't like what she does.  Can he find a happy medium?  Can they even have a relationship?

This book will take you places you are not prepared for. I was so flustered through this book because of the hot and cold act.  But the ending is all worth it.  Yes it is a cliffy, but you shouldn't have to wait too long for book two!!

~ Excerpt ~

When I hear Lo bang at the door again, I’m ready to kill her. Hoping she will go away I don’t make any moves to get up, then I hear the banging again. I slowly get up, throw on my shorts, and open the door. I’m ready to give her hell. Until I see Damon standing there.
He reaches down and grabs my right hand lifting it toward his face. My legs almost give out as I watch him insert each of my fingers into his mouth and suck on them.
“The phone wasn’t enough for me.” He backs me into my room, closing the door and locking it again. Damon steps forward and I’m now pressed against the door. “I can’t wait too long to bury my aching dick inside you. I do need to taste that beautiful fucking pussy, though.” He drops down in front of me, yanks my shorts down, and I step out of them quickly. His hands skim up my legs hooking his arms around the back of my knees. I almost fall from the lack of balance when he lifts them up and rests my legs on his shoulders.
His nose runs along my inner thigh and my body heats almost to the point of pain. Damon runs his tongue slowly up the length of my pussy stopping at my clit and sucking it into his mouth. I lift my arms above my head and grab onto the doorframe for support. In doing this I thrust myself toward him more and he groans in appreciation. His fingers join his mouth going to town on my already sensitive area. Before I know what hits me, my legs are starting to tremble in anticipation of my impending orgasm. When he pulls away from me, I whine in disappointment.
He untangles my legs from his shoulders, and stands up. As his arms come up, grab the hem of my shirt and lift it over my head. “How is it possible that I missed you so fucking much when I just saw you earlier.”
I smile, not knowing how to respond to his declaration of feelings. Damon takes my hand and leads me over to my bed, stopping just at the edge of it. My back is now to his front and I can feel his erection pressed against my ass through the thin shorts he has on. I reach behind me and hook my thumbs into his waistband and slowly lower them and myself to the floor. When I stand back up I do it slowly making sure to stick my ass out and trail it over his body.
His fingers grip my hips. “I would love to fucking cherish every inch of you but I want you too damn bad.” Before I can even think of a response, he pulls back and slams into me. “God damn perfect.”

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~ Author Bio ~
Alexis Noelle lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her husband, three kids, and a dog. On top a writing career, she is a full-time student and a full-time mom. She loves spending time with her kids, although she has to hide the computer from them when she is writing! She love being active and being outdoors, especially if it involves any kind of shopping.
She has always been passionate about writing. She loves to read romance books and feels like being able to lose yourself in a book is one of the more exciting aspects. The books she loves to read and write will be ones that make you feel for the characters. Ashley believes that you should have an opinion on every character in a book whether you love them, hate them, or think they are up to something.
She also believes that the most important critic is your reader, so she loves to hear from the readers. She want her fans to be open & talk to her about what they want for the characters in the story, and what they would like to see happen.
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Release Day Blitz: Point of Freedom by Stacey Lynn


Title: Point of Freedom (Nordic Lords MC, #3)
Author: Stacey Lynn
Release Date: October 23, 2014


~ Synopsis ~

Hatred. Desire. Broken Dreams. Jules McAllister has loved and lost. She experienced the gut wrenching pain of grief after her boyfriend, Scratch, a member of the Nordic Lords MC, died on the same night that she told him they were going to have a child. Grief stricken and destroyed, she left Jasper Bay, unable to tell anyone the truth of what really happened that fateful night. When her childhood friend, Olivia needs her, Jules realizes it’s time to return home and give her daughter what she wants most – a family. But Jules didn’t count on the tumultuous emotions she would feel around Scratch’s brooding and angry brother, Jaden. Jaden has vowed to never forgive Jules for, what he feels is her role his brother’s death. Being face to face with Jules again, who is now a mother to a young child, he finds that his anger hasn’t waned and swears to have nothing to do with mom or child. But how can he reconcile the burning fury in his soul with the irrational urge to touch her? To taste her? To own her completely? Can wounded hearts that still bleed ever be healed? And can two people broken by their pasts find freedom from their pain in each other? Or will a night of passion destroy them both?  

~ Review ~
5 Stars

I have been waiting for Jaden's book since Point of Return came out.  I thought Ryker and Faith were going to be my favorite couple, but I think Jaden and Jules are my favorite.  Something about them draws me in.

Jules is struggling with the lose of her first love still.  She never planned to come home again, but she got herself into some trouble and her friend needed her.   She tries to stay away from Jaden because she can she the hatred in his eyes.  It doesn't matter what she does it is never good enough for him.  All she wants is for her daughter to know him.  Since she can't know her father she should be able to know her uncle.  Can Jules and Jaden look beyond their past and come together for Sophie?

Jaden is fighting his feelings for Jules.  He has is attracted to her, but he also hates her because of his brother’s death.  He knows the way he treats Sophie isn't right, but he can't help it.  He is an a**.   Can he overcome his differences with Jules and make a better life for Sophie?

This is an amazing story.  Not only do we see Jaden struggle with his feelings with Jules we get to see him connect with a three year old.  Plus Liv, Damien, Faith, Ryker and Finn are all in this book also.  I cannot wait to read Finn's book.

~ Teaser ~

Drool pooled at the edges of my mouth as I stared at him in the early morning daylight. So early that I could tell through the cheap, dusty blinds that the sun was just starting to come up. The small glimpse of light was enough for me to know that he might look like Scratch… But he didn’t. He was hard and defined and rough and angry in a way that was uniquely him. I licked my lips, tried to turn around and search for my damn shoes. I had to get out of there. Quickly. But when I did, my hip bumped his table and I let out a quiet curse, biting my lip to keep from swearing louder. “Your shoes are in the truck.” Crap. I’d woken the beast.   Nordic Lords series

Point of Return (Nordic Lords MC, #1)
Point of Redemption (Nordic Lords MC, #2)
Point of Freedom (Nordic Lords MC, #3)

~ About the Author ~

Stacey Lynn 

Amazon Bestselling Author of the Just One Song series, Don't Lie to Me, Remembering Us and the Nordic Lords MC series. I am a wife, a mom, and a writer. I can often be found curled up on the couch with a good book, or obsessively eating Skittles in a very complicated and organized manner. No joke.
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Release Day Blitz and Giveaway: Rowdy by Jay Crownover

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We are over the moon excited to bring you the Release Day Launch for ROWDY by Jay Crownover!! ROWDY is the fifth novel in her Marked Men Series published by William Morrow, and imprint of HarperCollins and you do NOT want to miss it!


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EXCERPT: WHEN I PUT THE key he had given me in the door to his apartment it felt like the end of a long journey. Really it was only a little over twelve hours and I had stopped to nap once along the way, but it still felt like too long since I had seen his face or been able to touch all that toned and tattooed skin. Jimbo greeted me at the door when I pushed it open. His tongue lolled out of his mouth and he jumped up and put his paws on my legs. He was going to be huge when he finally grew into his fuzzy body and I was overwhelmed at how happy I was to see him. I dropped to my knees and rubbed my face in his neck as he licked me all over my face. I was obviously missed and I had to say it was just one more reason I knew I was finally where I was supposed to be. It was late, so the apartment was dark. I checked the dog’s food and water, trying to be quiet in case Rowdy was already asleep. I was winding my way toward his bedroom when a haphazardly discarded sketch pad lying on the couch caught my eye in the dim light. I paused for a minute to pick it up and felt my heart stop and then start to race as I flipped through the first few pages. There were a couple of drawings that were obviously for clients, tattoos that hadn’t made it from paper to skin yet, but most of the pristine white pages were covered with images wearing my face. There was mermaid me, and naughty- sailor- girl me. There was sassy Indian girl me with long Pocahontas braids and there was sexy devil me standing next to angelic me. There were dozens of them all in different shapes and sizes, but every single image was undoubtedly modeled after my distinct look. I wasn’t sure if he had drawn them all over this last week while I had been gone or over the months we had been chasing each other in circles. Either way it made my heart swell and the full certainty that I was it for him settle deep inside my bones. I set the pad down and tiptoed through the hall. Jimbo took one look at where I was going and huffed out a disgusted- sounding snort. The poor guy had learned early on that he wanted no part of what happened between his humans when they were together in the bedroom. The light was off and Rowdy was sprawled on his stomach across the covers. His blond hair was sticking up every- where and he hand one arm bent up under his head. The only thing that could have made the sight better would have been if he hadn’t bothered with the black boxers before crashing out. Even with them obscuring the view, I couldn’t complain. I let out a breathless sigh and crept closer so that I could lean over and touch my lips to that anchor on the side of his neck. I felt his pulse leap and tasted the salt on his skin as he murmured sleepily and rolled over onto his back. Those infinitely blue eyes glowed at me in the dark as a grin pulled up the corner of his mouth. “Hey.”   Rowdy Teaser 2   About ROWDY: The New York Times and USA Today bestselling Marked Men series continues with this sizzling, sexy story of love, heartbreak, fate, and second chances. After the only girl he ever loved told him that he would never be enough, Rowdy St. James knocked the Texas dust off his boots and set out to live up to his nickname. A good ol’ boy looking for good times and good friends, Rowdy refuses to take anything too seriously, especially when it comes to the opposite sex. Burned by love once, he isn’t going to let himself trust a woman again. But that’s before his new co-worker arrives, a ghost from the past who’s suddenly making him question every lesson he ever learned. Salem Cruz grew up in house with too many rules and too little fun—a world of unhappiness she couldn’t wait to forget. But one nice thing from childhood has stayed with her; the memory of the sweet, blue-eyed boy next door who’d been head over heels in love with her little sister. Now, fate and an old friend have brought her and Rowdy together, and Salem is determined to show him that once upon a time he picked the wrong sister. A mission that is working perfectly—until the one person that ties them together appears, threatening to tear them apart for good.   Sensual portrait of beautiful girl with tattoo lying on bed.   Jay Crownover

About Jay Crownover:   

Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men series. She also introduced the dark and sexy world of The Point in a new series this last summer starting with BETTER WHEN HE's BAD. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she'll settle for writing stories with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs.


Blog Tour and Giveaway: Stay by B.a. Wolfe

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~ Synopsis ~

Fate took Cassandra down a path she never expected. Then a small town in Colorado gave her exactly what she needed—until tragedy left her heartbroken and devastated. Alone with only her child and her memories, Cassie struggled to put her life back together, one day at a time, piece by piece. Finding love again was something she never thought possible. That was, until she ran into an unlikely stranger who flipped her entire world on its axis. Aidan had a secret locked away in his heart; one that would surely send Cassie running the second she discovered it. He held onto her closely and kept his secret guarded, but one careless mistake could reveal all. Their friendship was strong, their moments beautiful, and the love that brewed between them intense—something neither denied. The only problem? Cassie was slowly letting him into her life. Could she let herself get close to the one person she didn’t think she should? Her mind tells her to run, but her heart tells her to stay.  

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~ Review ~
4.5 Stars 

 This book was hard for me to read.  I really loved Jase and didn't want to let him go.  He was it for me.  I knew I needed to let myself fall for Dan!! I did love him, but he didn't take Jase's place!!

Cassie is trying to piece herself back together after being broken.  She has had a very difficult life.  Her parents are worthless pieces of crap.  So when she ran and crash in the middle of nowhere and met Jase she thought she had it made.  Then Jase was taken from her and her life was going downhill.  She has a baby to take care of and her best friend Mel and Moose to help her out.  She doesn't want to find anyone else to replace Jase, but Mel is encouraging her to live again. She has been depressed for a year.  Mel doesn't want her to forget Jase just let him go so she can move on and live again.  But when she keeps having run ins with Aiden she finally wants to open up.  But when she finds out who he is will she still give their relationship a chance? Or is the betrayal too much for her already fragile heart?

Aiden wasn't expecting to ever run into Cassie.  His only goal was to watch her and protect her.  He has been doing that for the last year without any run ins.  But after their first run in he can't stay away and he can no longer watch her for his brother.  He wants to watch her for himself.  He wants her.  He wants to be a man she can be proud of and call hers.  He feels like he has let everyone down and he is scared to let Cassie down.  Can he be the man she needs?  Can he forgive himself so he can move on?

This was a good sequel to Away.  This book will finish up any loose ends you had with Away and it may also kill you slowly ;)   This book is very emotional and will have you in tears.  I couldn't find myself falling in love with Dan like I did Jase.  But Dan is just as sweet as Jase was.  Be prepared with Kleenex before starting this book.

B.a. Wolfe is an amazing author and knows how to draw you in and keep you there.  She writes brilliant stories of love, heartbreak and redemption!  I couldn't have asked for a better story.  Even though it didn't play out the way my mind wanted it too it ended the way it should have!!  I could see myself in a theater watching these movies!!

~ Excerpt ~

Chapter 1 – One Year Ago


My hand shot left and landed on the alarm clock, silencing its incessant beeping. There was no point even setting it. I’d been awake for hours, anyway, but inside my nerves were having a hay day. Heartbeats thudded against my chest as I sucked in deep breaths trying to calm myself. 
“Fuck it,” I muttered, kicking my heavy comforter off.
I swung my legs over the edge of the bed and ran a hand through my messy morning hair. My eyes traveled to the phone on my nightstand. I picked it up, sent a quick message to my brother, then tossed it beside me on the bed and made my way to the kitchen in nothing but my boxers. After dumping coffee grinds into the maker and setting the machine to brew, I braced my arms against the white countertop and stared down mindlessly while I waited. Your brain knew when something was important. It wouldn’t let you think of anything else. It was all-consuming. Today, it might just be the death of me. 
I filled my lucky Denver Bronco’s mug and paced my way through the house. Wearing a path in the floor was the only thing slowing my thoughts. I downed a few sips and stopped in front of a tall bookshelf. A covered box containing all my letters from Jase was nestled there.
It had started out as a joke, but neither of us could stop writing. I told him I had a mailbox at college and then every week I had a letter waiting for me. And every week I’d write him back. I saved them all. His latest had me smiling hard. He was happy. Really happy—thanks to her. I needed to meet that girl. My eyes caught a glimpse of the clock; it was nearly time. 
I took a shower and slipped on a pair of worn jeans, a plain tee, and my Nikes. Sucking in a deep breath, I grabbed my keys and left, bracing myself for the day ahead. 
            I was only an hour into my drive when the red engine light caught my eye. It came on every once in a while, so I pushed it to the back of my mind. My foot pressed a little harder on the gas pedal. As the needle on the speedometer crept higher, a new light on the dashboard lit up. And then it happened—my car started to shut down. “Fuck.” I banged my fist at the wheel as the car slowed. But no amount of banging or cursing helped. I veered to the shoulder of the highway, dodging car after car. Finally, the piece of crap stopped dead. 
“No, no, no. Don’t do this to me now.” I pounded the steering wheel again, ready to beat it to death. “Not today. Damn it!” I reached for my phone in the cup holder, dialed the number for Triple A, and within minutes the rep said a tow truck would be on its way. Estimated time of forty-five minutes. Great.
It was too important of a day to be starting out like this. I only prayed things turned around.

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~ About the Author ~

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 T BR on her Kindle. Her list of favorites would be long enough to fill 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.

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