Thursday, December 1, 2016

Shaded With Love: Coloring Book for CHARITY featuring Blogs and Authors!

🌟🌟🌟 C O V E R • R E V E A L 🌟🌟🌟
We are so excited to show you the cover of Shaded With Love: A Coloring Book for a Cause!

This coloring book, featuring 75 designs inspired by your favorite authors & bloggers, will release on DECEMBER 14th, just in time for the holidays and all proceeds will benefit FREE2LUV, an anti-bullying non-profit. So get your one-click finger ready!

Illustrator: Jessica Hildreth
Find out more about Free2Luv here: http://free2luv.org/

Participating Authors/Bloggers:
Jessica Hildreth, Vicki Green, Katharina LeBoeuf, Beantown Bitches Book Page, A.L. Wood, Noelle Bodhaine, Angela Coffey,Amy Briggs, Little Shop of Readers, Gillian Jones, Avelyn Paige, GM Scherbert, Jennifer L. Armentrout, also known as J. Lynn,Charlotte Fallowfield, Geri Glenn, Janine Infante Bosco, Christine Hughes,Cecilia London, T.K. Leigh, Jen Luerssen,Tiffani Lynn, Sister Spot Book Blog, MJ Fields, Jenika Snow, Jennifers Taking A Break, Reading After Dark, J.C. Valentine, Alyvia Paige, Maria DeSouza, Rhonda James, Mary Elizabeth, JL Long, J.L. Beck, Brooke May, Emery Jacobs, Amelia Sue, J.M. Walker, Annelise Reynolds, Harlow Stone, Katie Fox, Mary B Moore, Read and Share Book Reviews, Len Webster, Cat Mason, Elizabeth York, HJ BELLUS, Stacey Lewis, J. A. O'Donoghue, JL Long, MariaLisa deMora, Alphas Do It Better Book Blog, Evan Grace, Niquel, Xana Jordan, K. Renee, Anna Paige, Elizabeth Princeton, Cory Cyr, N. E. Henderson, L.J. Shen, Kennedy Fox, K.L. Kreig, Ginger Ring, Relentless Book Chics Ramblings & Reviews, Leisa Rayven, Alyson Raynes, Emerson Rose, FG Adams, Stevie J. Cole, Gemma James, M. Robinson, A. Zavarelli, Books and Boys Book Blog, Heather Carver, HEA BOOKSHELF, Kim Jones, Rachel Robinson, R+M Photography, Angie Brashears


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

DARK DESIRES by Claire Marta @ClaireMBooks #NewRelease

DARK DESIRES by Claire Marta
The Hunter Chronicles, Book #2
Genre: Paranormal Romance
— SYNOPSIS 
Jasmine Hunter finds herself knee deep in a decadent vampire nest in Prague. A killer lurks the medieval city and is preying on blood donors who frequent the home of the local Vampire Mistress.

With her teammates from Scotland Yard in tow Jasmine, must attempt to discover the murderer's identity.

But will things go to plan? Sex dungeons, submissive human pets, and sexy dominant males are a lot for a rookie to cope with.

Especially when Eric is the last person she expects to see…

Requested to assist with the hunt for a vicious serial killer by an old friend, Eric is left speechless to find Jasmine offering herself up as food. The attraction between them is burning as red hot as before, and his lust for the feisty female is just as deep.

More disturbing, his emotions which he normally has leashed, once more slip in her presence. Yet this time they feel different. Darker, primal, and savage yet Eric cannot explain why. The insidious pull of the other predators around him is also more than a sweet temptation he finds himself unable to resist.

Combining forces, Jasmine and Eric must play the parts of Master and submissive.

But nothing is as it seems.

Can they work out who the killer is in a household full of deception and secrets before it is too late? Or will a price be paid in blood….

*** 18 & over only. Contains sexual scenes, light BDSM, sex and some violence. ***

— PURCHASE —

— THE HUNTER CHRONICLES — 
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— ABOUT THE AUTHOR: CLAIRE MARTA —
A native Brit, I live in Italy with my husband and daughter. When I am not writing and drinking copious amounts of tea, I enjoys taking photos of my adoptive country, trying to stay fit with running, reading amazing books and being a stay at home mother.


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

WIDOWER'S AURA by AJ Renee @ajreneeauthor #BookReview

WIDOWER'S AURA by AJ Renee
Series: St. Fleur, Book #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance with some Suspense
Release Date: August 18, 2016
— SYNOPSIS —
Living in a world full of colors, Sofia Brazier escapes a career gone south as a juvenile probation officer in New Orleans. After moving to the small town of St. Fleur, Sofia opens a photography business in hopes of ridding her life of all the dark auras surrounding the damaged souls she once tried helping. Her comfortable new life is upended when widower, and ex-security-forces-turned-handyman hunk, Noah Tyler enters the local pub.

Noah attempts to avoid the voluptuous beauty who has captivated his every thought. That is, until his daughter vandalizes Sofia’s building and effectively seals their fate. After cutting his daughter a break, Sofia begins tearing down the walls he built after his wife’s death.

Just when life finally seems worth living for Noah, Sofia finds herself the victim of a string of crimes. Can he protect Sofia when he failed to protect his own wife?


— PURCHASE 

— REVIEW: 4.5 STARS 
There is absolutely nothing I love more than reading a book by a down-to-earth and friendly author. To add to AJ Renee's awesomeness, she knows how to write a great book! Widower's Aura was a treat for me in many, many ways. Not only was the story line right up my alley (hello, a Romantic Suspense? YES, PLEASE!), but I loved ALL, yes ALL, the characters. Also, the small town environment was perfectly described/developed and had me feeling likelived in St. Fleur. If these aspects weren't enough, that little something AJ threw into the mix regarding Sofia, made this book refreshingly different. In fact, I don't think I've ever read a book where a character has that quality. A sure bonus!

Despite Noah's efforts, the man could not stay away from Sofia. Holy sexual tension, Batman! It truly sizzled and then some... Thank gosh for Lexi and her teenage ways!! I'm sure that otherwise, Sofia and Noah would have exploded from that pent-up energy! And then...*fireworks*!! Man, talk about PASSION. That build-up was worth it. Noah and Sofia had a deeply rooted connection that I had no problem whatsoever in feeling as a reader. 

Things definitely got better and better as I kept on reading. I was completely enthralled and wanted to know how everything would come full-circle. AJ Renee did NOT disappoint at all! This book made my heart very happy and I could not have read it at a more perfect time, seeing as I needed a happy ending after my last bookish heartbreak!

This was hands-down a great debut!! I will certainly be reading the next installment, which I'm VERY excited about!! 


— ABOUT THE AUTHOR: AJ RENEE 
I’m a military wife and mother to three young girls. Prior to these roles I lived in Florida where I attended the University of Central Florida. I received my Bachelors of Science in Psychology and a Masters of Science in Criminal Justice. Almost a decade later and I haven’t used either.

Writing a book was never a goal of mine, funny how life works out sometimes. I thought I would work for one of the many agencies that specialize in justice. Instead I decided to focus on a family once we married.

I’ve worked at a movie theater, with copy machines and printers, recruited for educational institutions, in a library and I even did some time in retail. Now I’m in the most amazing and endless world of weaving stories while I juggle our family schedule.

When I’m not shuttling my daughter’s to school or dance, you can find me at my laptop. I hope you enjoy my books as much as I enjoyed writing them.


Friday, November 25, 2016

Black Friday Sales!


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KINDLE FIRE TABLETS ARE ON SALE!!


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Friday, November 18, 2016

DANCER by @SchlosserJamie #CoverReveal #PreOrder

DANCER by Jamie Schlosser
Series: The Good Guys; Book 2
Genre: New Adult | Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Star Bound Books
Release Date: December 8th, 2016
— SYNOPSIS —
BRIELLE

Technically, I’m not a stripper. As a cage dancer, I don’t take all my clothes off and no one gets to touch me. I’m just the eye-candy.

And I can feel their eyes on me. I know they’re watching, but I don’t do this for them.

This is my time.

My life may not have turned out the way I thought it would, but I’m not complaining. From 9pm to 1am several days a week I get paid to feel sexy, to feel desired, to do what I love.

I always knew I wanted to be a dancer—I just didn’t realize I’d be doing it in a cage.

COLTON
Erectile dysfunction—two words that can cause a collective cringe from men everywhere. The doctors can call it ‘performance anxiety’ all they want, but that’s just a fancy way of saying my dick doesn’t work.

Just when I start to think there’s no hope for me, I see her. She’s gorgeous, sexy, and goofy as f*ck. She also looks really familiar but I can’t put my finger on it.

When I find out who she really is, my world is turned upside-down and everything seems to fall into place.

She’s not gonna make it easy for me, but I’ve never been one to back down from a challenge. She’s convinced I won’t stick around.

I’ll prove her wrong.
I’ll show her I’m one of the good guys.

*Although Dancer is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone.




— PRE-ORDER —

— THE GOOD GUYS SERIES 
TRUCKER, BOOK #1: http://amzn.to/2f4LhTi
A TRUCKER CHRISTMAS, A Romantic Short Story: http://amzn.to/2fhgOPi


— ABOUT THE AUTHOR —
Jamie Schlosser grew up on a farm in Illinois surrounded by cornfields. Although she no longer lives in the country, her dream is to return to rural living someday. As a stay-at-home mom, she spends most of her days running back and forth between her two wonderful kids and her laptop. She loves her family, iced coffee, and happily-everafters. 

— CONNECT WITH THE AUTHOR —

Thursday, November 17, 2016

THE SPIRIT TRILOGY by d. Nichole King: SERIES REVIEW

THE SPIRIT by d.Nichole King
The Spirit Trilogy #1
Paranormal Romance
— SYNOPSIS 
While seventeen year-old Carrie Reese’s parents were working out the details of their divorce, she headed to Villisca, Iowa to stay with her grandparents.

Villisca was home to the infamous Axe Murder House…

It’s known to be haunted by the ghosts of the victims and their killer. Carrie doesn’t believe in ghosts, but the moving curtains and red flashes of light in the windows of Lot 310 were starting to give her reason to watch her back.

Then in walked Lucas…

Within days, Carrie knew she was in love. But Lucas seemed strange: his hands were cool and hollow, he barely touched his food, and there was sadness behind his brilliant green eyes.

Lucas was falling for Carrie but knowing that loving her puts her in grave danger, he reluctantly slips out of her life….

He struggles between staying away and telling Carrie his darkest secret. Unable to stand being apart from her any longer, he decides she must know.



— PURCHASE 

THE BODY by d. Nichole King
The Spirit Trilogy #2
Paranormal Romance
— SYNOPSIS —

They vowed to never return.
Their lives depend on it. With last summer behind them, Lucas and Carrie think they’re safe.

Only the Moore House isn’t through with them.

When Lucas receives bad news, the search for the elusive half-demon who holds the key to Lucas’s death becomes first priority. The creature might be Lucas’s only shot at finding his soul. Problem is he doesn’t want to be found.

Dead ends and blocked attempts leave them wary.

Lucas seems to be fading away. His eyes no longer glow, his skin pales. Exhaustion consumes him, leaving him distant when he’s with Carrie. Not knowing what’s happening to him kills her.

From all around, shadows creep in, and there’s nowhere to hide.

Then, a mysterious stranger suddenly appears in town and unlocks a deadly secret from Lucas’s past. When the Moore House becomes their only escape—
No one is safe.
— PURCHASE —

THE SOUL by d. Nichole King
The Spirit Trilogy #3
Paranormal Romance
— SYNOPSIS —
A soul is not meant to be severed from its spirit.

Neither is it meant to be ripped in two.

Half of Lucas’s soul is lost, and the rest he forfeited to save Carrie’s life. Now, the piece residing in her calls out for unity, and the cry is too much for her to bear. Her spirit suffers, and Lucas fears for her life.

The connection between the couple grows, but so does the evil pursuing them.

When Carrie falls into the clutches of a demon, she and Lucas realize Hell is invested in their search for his soul. Demons know Villisca is without a necromancer, and that Carrie sees the auras of supernaturals. So they offer Carrie a deal.

A prophecy is given. A choice is made.

Love is supposed to conquer all, but the closer Lucas and Carrie come to merging his soul, the more ephemeral their future together appears. When the price is finally revealed—
More than one life is at stake.

— SERIES REVIEW: 5 STARS —
* *PLEASE NOTE: All three books HAVE TO BE READ IN ORDER. They are NOT standalone novels.

"With him, time ceased to exist. We were one. 
One spirit. One body. One soul.
Whole. Complete."

THIS SERIES. 
Wow.
What. A. Journey.
An emotional journey at that.

I'm left suffering from one of the biggest book-hangovers this year. I'm also feeling very conflicted and I'm unsure as how to even type out this review. 

One thing I know for sure....
My feelings are very much raw right now...
I feel like sitting in a corner and crying the day away. 

Now, going in, I thought these books were Paranormal, not Paranormal Romance, so I was very much pleased with the surprise that they were, in fact, very romantic. (I only read blurbs ONCE so by the time I go to read the actual book, I've most likely forgotten what it's even about—which I love doing and was clearly the case here.) That said, the series was also very paranormal to the point where I've found myself feeling creeped out and even scared.

D. Nichole King's writing was flawless. I had no problem picturing each and every single scene unfold before me. I mostly read during the night, so suffice it to say, I had been sleeping with a nightlight, especially while reading book 1: The Spirit.

As I swiped the pages, I got more and more emotionally invested in Carrie and Lucas and their journey. I NEEDED them to get their HEA. I need it just as much as they wanted it. If I'm 500% honest, I was terrified—no, more like petrified—that their journey wouldn't end well come book 3, The Soul. From the very beginning something pulled at my heart and had me very nervous, but I kept on reading. I kept falling in love with Lucas. 

Lucas was the definition of an epic book boyfriend and his relationship with Carrie was one full of true love and passion. Their relationship was one that I know I will always cherish and hold close to my heart.

The secondary characters in this trilogy brought the general storyline to life. They made it feel complete and I loved them just as much as I loved Lucas and Carrie. Reid was one of my favorites, I must admit. He was intriguing, funny, and damn sexy. Mike...well, I liked him A LOT from the very beginning, and until Lucas showed up, I wanted him to end up with Carrie. But like I said, until Lucas showed up. Megan, Jess, and Stacey were the type of friends every girl wants to have in her life. Truthfully, they were just what Carrie needed. They each had a different role in Carrie's life, but at the end of it all, they each provided an important piece to the puzzle that was Carrie's emotional journey.

As the trilogy progressed, a TON of twists and turns, ups and downs came along with its development. I was hooked. As terrified as I was to continue reading, I couldn't stop! I need to find out what was going to happen next. I was captivated. 

D. Nichole is an author you need to stop and check out. These books will FOREVER stay with me, and because of all the EMOTIONS they provoked from me, I must give all three books a FIVE-STAR RATING. This trilogy has made my TOP 2016 FAVORITES LIST. 

P.S.
I sure do hope there are more books to this series!! Reid should get a book and....Mike too! πŸ˜‰

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*** STOP READING HERE IF YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE ENDING. WHILE I WON'T GIVE IT AWAY, THIS IS A BIT SPOILERY. I WILL ONLY DISCUSS MY FEELINGS ABOUT THE ENDING, NOT THE ACTUAL ENDING, BUT SOME MIGHT FEEL IT'S A SPOILER. 

As I continued to read book 3, The Soul, my heart started to ache. 
Then...it started to really hurt. 
Then....it broke
More like, it got shattered into a thousand pieces. 

As revelations happened, everything started to make sense. The story was coming full circle. 
As the ending approached, I understood why it all happened the way it did. 
Did it make it any easier? No. 
Did I cry? No. I SOBBED. 

However, as I reached the final pages of The Soul, I felt my heart healing.
Did it mean I was happy with the ending? No. 
Is there a happy ending? Yes, in many ways there is and a lot of people might answer this question with a "yes, hands-down". Is it one I'm happy with? No. To me, it's not fully a HEA.
Do I understand it, however? Yes. 

Would I recommend this trilogy? YES. 
I feel like Lucas is a book boyfriend you all should meet and fall in love with. 
Now, excuse me while I go and think about Carrie and Lucas and their epic love story. 

— ABOUT THE AUTHOR 
d. Nichole King was born with a book in her hand. During her school years, she’d hide books inside textbooks, read during recess, changing classes, and while walking home from school. She wrote her first book at the age of 11, and the re-worked version of that book is her debut novel, LOVE ALWAYS, KATE.

Her YA urban fantasy series, THE SPIRIT TRILOGY, along with her NA contemporary series, LOVE ALWAYS, was acquired by Limitless Publishing and includes a total of six books. BREAKING THROUGH, an NA science-fiction romance, is her first self-published novel.

d. Nichole King currently resides in a small town in Iowa with her supportive husband, four amazing kids, a dog, a cat, a fish, and a turtle.

EGO MANIAC by @ViKeeland #CoverReveal

EGO MANIAC by Vi Keeland
— SYNOPSIS —
The night I met Drew Jagger, he’d just broken into my new Park Avenue office.
I dialed 9-1-1 before proceeding to attack him with my fancy new Krav Maga skills.
He quickly restrained me, then chuckled, finding my attempted assault amusing.

Of course, my intruder had to be arrogant.
Only, turned out, he wasn’t an intruder at all.

Drew was the rightful occupant of my new office. He’d been on vacation while his posh space was renovated.
Which was how a scammer got away with leasing me office space that wasn’t really available for rent.
I was swindled out of ten grand.

The next day, after hours at the police station, Drew took pity on me and made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. In exchange for answering his phones while his secretary was out, he’d let me stay until I found a new place.
I probably should have acted grateful and kept my mouth shut when I overheard the advice he was spewing to his clients. But I couldn’t help giving him a piece of my mind.
I never expected my body to react every time we argued. Especially when that was all we seemed to be able to do.

The two of us were complete opposites. Drew was a bitter, angry, gorgeous-as-all-hell, destroyer of relationships. And my job was to help people save their marriages.
The only thing the two of us had in common was the space we were sharing.
And an attraction that was getting harder to deny by the day.
— COVER INFORMATION 
Cover designer: Sommer Stein, Perfect Pear
Model: ClΓ©ment Becq 
Photograhper: Fred Goudon - www.fredgoudon.com

— PRE-ORDER 
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— ABOUT THE AUTHOR — 
Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. With more than a million books sold, her titles have appeared in over fifty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in ten languages. She lives in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.