Monday, March 31, 2014

Promo Post! "Come Away With Me" by Ruth Cardello

Happy Release Day, Ruth Cardello!!

"Come Away With Me"
(The Andrades #1)
Gio Andrade:
Rich, powerful, sexy. A man who thinks he has everything . . . until he meets Julia.

Julia Bennett:
Sweet, spontaneous, and desperate to sell her jewelry line in New York City. She takes a night job as a security guard to pay the rent.

Sparks fly when she mistakes her boss for an intruder.

He can’t get her out of his head. She can’t find the strength to deny him.

Will lies bring them together, or tear them apart forever?

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About the author:
Ruth Cardello

Ruth Cardello lives on a small farm in Northern Rhode Island with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two horses, and one cat. 
If there is a happier place on Earth, she hasn't found it.

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Cover Reveal: "Indestructible" by Angela Graham








(Harmony Series #3)
Love. Passion. Respect.

Logan West finally has the one thing he believed unattainable: the fiery woman who challenges, protects, and adores him just as much as she does his young son, Oliver.

After having her world shaken yet again, Cassandra Clarke is ready to move forward, eagerly embracing the beautiful man who has laid claim to her heart. With secrets revealed at every turn, she refuses to lose the only man she’s ever loved.

Not every battle is hers to fight, but she’s never been one to back down. Logan and Oliver are part of her now, and together they are…indestructible.

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Harmony Series

(Harmony Series #.05)
Logan West’s life is anything but ideal. 

Mindless sex, tedious business ventures, and the occasional poker game keep him occupied, but he only lives for one thing: fatherhood.

Oliver, Logan’s three-year-old son, is his entire world. Raising him alone, Logan finds his only joy in spending time giving Oliver the childhood he deserves. But every other weekend, he allows himself the chance to live as a man—a man with deeper desires. Logan knows what he likes, what he wants, and what he needs. He has no interest in dating and believes there’s no risk worth taking for romance, but his casual sexual escapes rarely leave him satisfied.

It takes an unexpected decision from his sister Julia and a road trip to the small town of Harmony with his best friend, Caleb, to open Logan’s eyes to new opportunities outside his programmed world. It's not what he expects, but Logan’s always looking to indulge.

**This can be read as the first in the Harmony series or anytime during the series. It is not a mandatory read to enjoy the series, simply a companion read. This novella is Logan's story of how he ended up living in Harmony and right next door to the woman that would forever change his life.**

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(Harmony Series #1)
Cassandra Clarke, fresh out of college and living on her own, isolates herself from the humiliation that rocked her world a year earlier.
Everything in her life is simple and easy until Logan West, the single father full of mystery and sex appeal, moves into the empty estate next door. A guy who easily attracts the attention of available women in town with one carefree smile.

Cassandra is not looking for another heartbreak and stands her ground, but finds it impossible to stay away from the charming stranger when his four-year-old son, Oliver, takes an interest in her childhood tree house.

It is through Oliver where Cassandra’s eyes begin to open to a side of Logan very few people know. The rough edges and arrogant front shed away, leaving the compassionate, yet broken side of him exposed, and finally opening the possibilities to a genuine friendship.

A friendship that is constantly shaken by the undeniable connection building between them.

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(Harmony Series #2)
It wasn’t his fault she lay broken and battered. He wasn’t responsible for the injuries covering her bruised body.

Her heart, however, told a different story. She endured the pain of its jagged edges as it shattered against her chest, ripping through the hope she once held. Her spirit was broken, and only one man was to blame for that.
Cassandra Clarke had known better than to trust her all to a man like Logan West. She’d thought he was different—a better man than he’d portrayed to others. A man worth risking it all for. 

But she was wrong, and would never make that mistake again.
What happens when you question everything you longed to believe—deny all emotions you still hold for a man unworthy of them?

Faced with Logan’s persistence, Cassandra must find the strength to keep her guard up or risk falling again for the one man her body feels…is irreplaceable.

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About the author:
Angela Graham

I am happily married to my husband of five years, have three wonderful children and a beautiful feline companion that keeps me company during late night writing binges.
My love of reading has been life long but it was in early 2012 when I was inspired to finally put pen to paper and write my first story. Since then I haven't been able to stop, fueled purely by my passion to write a story and create characters that readers will enjoy.

New Adult romances are my go to books to read as well as to write. They are young, fresh and full of hope. What's not to love!

"Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong."

- Ella Fitzgerald

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Blog Tour Stop + Giveaway: "Breathe Again" by Rachel Brookes

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Breathe Again 
(Breathe #2)
Genre: Contemporary Romance

For Savannah Rae, the thought of living in her picture-perfect world was almost too much to comprehend. With her dream job, a family she could finally call her own, and the beginnings of the best chapter of her life, she still couldn't shake the unnerving feeling that it was all too good to be true.

The thought of a life without Savannah was incomprehensible to Tate Connors. Never in his wildest dreams did he think he would find his girl in the form of a sassy, stubborn, beautiful Australian. Finally he had the girl and life he so desperately wanted, but he still couldn't ignore the fear that it would crash around him. When Tate’s past becomes his present and Savannah’s present becomes her past, the possibility of a future together collides head-on with reality. In her darkest days, the words Just Breathe provided a peaceful comfort to Savannah from the heavens above. Now as she and Tate go down the path of new beginnings, brutal endings, and the constant craving of a happily ever after, they are anxious to learn how to Breathe Again. 

5 Stars

A beautiful conclusion to a wonderful series!! Rachel, you nailed it!!!! I absolutely LOVED Just Breathe and Breathless, but Breathe Again definitely became my favorite book out of the three. There aren't enough words that can express how much it means to me. It was truly the most wonderful experience seeing Tate and Sav come full circle and get the life they both deserved. Their story was honestly a rollercoaster ride I did not want to get off from.

The books in The Breathe Series MUST be read in order, so if you haven’t read the first two installments, STOP reading here.

“Savannah, I never knew perfection until I met you.”

Things in Breathe Again start off a couple of months after that cliffhanger ending in Breathless. We have a heartbroken Tate trying to keep his life together while missing the one person that completes him…Savannah Rae. To say things are emotional in this book, would be putting it mildly. Sav and Tate don’t have it easy, but in reality, every heartache is worth it. They learn and grow from each experience. They become even stronger.

“Let me pick up your broken pieces, Tate. Let me make you whole again.”

There are quite a few surprises along the way and Tate and Sav’s relationship is tested…a lot. Prepare yourself for one hell of a ride because both Tate and Savannah are forced, in ways, to make very difficult decisions……  And just when things are finally good between them, Rachel pulls the rug from under us!

"You own my heart, Sav. It's yours to break."

There were times in this book where I wanted to hit someone -- hard -- and others that seriously made my heart race and palms sweat.  The things that happen…… Sigh.  Hell, I was basically about to have a total freak out at times. Gosh! This. Book. I’m telling you, Rachel nailed it!!! It’s written very well and has such a smooth and realistic flow, that it’s as if I was right there with Tate and Sav and the rest of the gang. I felt everything……lived it. I absolutely LOVE these characters. They will always hold a special place in my heart.

Overall, Breathe Again is a phenomenal book! Can’t stress this enough. It's got angst, hot and steamy passionate scenes, and a lot of page turning events! It has everything. If you loved Tate Connors before, he will melt your heart completely this time around. I highly recommend this book to everyone that loves a good romance!! I am incredibly proud to call such a talented author my friend.

“Just you and me, Sav. Just us.”

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As a standoff of epic proportions began between Chelsea and me. My hackles rose, and I knew I would never back down from her. I wasn’t a revengeful person, but as soon as someone starts hurting the people I care about and throwing around half-arsed accusations, they will see the wrath of Savannah. This could be the very reason I chose to have limited female friends. It was easier than having to deal with the bullshit games girls were notorious for starting, and clearly this was why I never hid my intentions when it came to men in the past. Be clear as day and no feelings came to the surface. I felt Mr. Davenport sigh beside me and I swallowed hard. Professional, Savannah. For him. I still didn’t back down as I spoke. “So I am assuming the—” “Um, excuse me? I was told that I needed to be here.” Our heads snapped to the door opening slowly, and I couldn’t believe who I was looking at, could this day get any weirder? Blake freaking Ryan had just walked through the door looking all rock star-ish. This was the first time we had seen each other since he had left New York for London. His eyes widened to the size of saucers as he took everything in. Dressed head to toe in black, he was wearing a shirt that sat snug against his body, and his tattoos were glistening under the boardroom lights. He was born to be a rock star. His eyes bounced between Tate and me and dropped to my hand gripped tightly in Tate’s and a smile tugged at his lips. Tate’s body stiffened against mine and his hand squeezed mine to the point of hurt like he was making his claim on me. “Stop it,” I hissed and shot him a pleading look. “Sorry, just habit,” he whispered then peppered my jaw with a kiss. “Thanks for coming in, Blake.” Mr. Davenport shuffled papers on the large conference table and looked towards Blake, holding out a pen and what looked to be a contract. “So you have been booked for the shoot next week and we are now just finalizing details. Savannah will be running the shoot on behalf of Beautify and Chelsea will be the female model for the campaign. If you can just sign here, we are good to go.” Blake shook his head and shot a disgusted look at Chelsea. “Are you serious? I can’t work with her.” “See? I told you, Savannah. Even Blake doesn’t want to work with you in your pathetic little fairytale world you are supposedly living in,” Chelsea spat before she threw her straw-looking hair over her shoulder and strutted towards Blake. I watched Blake closely; the look sweeping over his face was priceless. “I wasn’t talking about Savannah, you idiot. I cannot work with you, Chelsea. I tend to not want to associate with fucked-up, conniving bitches.” I couldn’t hide the smile of victory tugging on my lips. Blake Ryan, you genius. The look of utter devastation Chelsea was wearing made me feel like a million bucks. I still had no clue of the history that Chelsea and Blake shared. “Well isn’t this going to be a fun shoot,” Mr. Davenport mumbled under his breath. 

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Just Breathe
(Breathe #1)


For Savannah Rae, living life without her parents was unimaginable. But being blamed for her first love’s suicide? That destroyed every part of who she was. 

Gone were the days of innocence, happiness, and dreams. Now her days simply meant attempting to survive. In her mind, her only means for that was replacing her grief with men, booze and the fast life. And for five years, it worked.

When an opportunity to leave the nightmares of her past in Australia opens up, she takes it. Los Angeles beckons - with hopes of late nights, new beginnings, and the promise of a string of endless men to distract her, she can’t wait to dive in.

One thing she didn’t count on was meeting her match.

In the eyes of outsiders, Tate Connors has it all; the ultimate LA bachelor who is content with his lifestyle of wild nights, women and one night stands. He's Mr. Unpredictable with looks that could destroy any woman with one glance.

The craziness of Los Angeles throws them into the chaotic path of each other. Savannah becomes the perfect game, and Tate becomes the ultimate prey. Lines are crossed, emotions are smashed, and the idea of who they truly are begins to be tangled.

However, one thing will become clear.

They are more alike than either one could ever have imagined.

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(Breathe #1.5)
One look from Savannah Rae was all it took for Tate Connors to fall.

From the first moment he laid eyes on her, his world was irrevocably shaken. He’s willing to accept that his life will never be the same again, but when she has to leave for New York the distance becomes more than either of them expected.

Tate is left alone with not only an empty bed but also a thousand thoughts running through his head. Insecurities soar as he wonders if he could ever really be the kind of man Savannah deserves.

When the demons of his past continue to threaten the future he so desperately craves, Tate knows he has to make the ultimate choice. Risk destroying his relationship and his family with one life changing decision, or gamble on fate and hope the past stays exactly that…the past.

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About the Author:
Rachel Brookes 

Rachel Brookes is from a coastal town on the east coast of Australia where beaches, kangaroos and surfers roam free. Writing angst ridden love stories with a pinch of craziness, a dash of drama, a cup of romance, a spoonful of sexiness and delicious men to season is what she loves to do. Rachel sometimes forgets to eat, sometimes forgets to sleep and sometimes can’t remember the last time she cleaned her apartment but that’s because she is in a long term relationship with her laptop. When she does step away from her laptop she can be found taking too many photos, making scrumptious cocktails, laughing at Adam Sandler movies and spending her time with her amazing family. Having released Just Breathe and Breathless in 2013, Rachel is looking forward to a busy 2014 with the upcoming release of Breathe Again, the final book in The Breathe Series and many other books planned she can’t wait to continue this crazy ride.

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Blog Tour Stop: "Heels of Love" by Phoenix Rayne

Book: Heels of Love
Author: Phoenix Rayne
Trilogy: From Love to Loathe, Book #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: G Street Chronicles

When Cricket Hooper moves to Seattle she only has a couple of goals—find a job and an apartment near her friend Chelle, and basically to live a quiet, normal life. However, it isn't long before life becomes far from normal.

When a mysterious man helps get her car out of the mud after she makes a wrong turn, she finds herself in his thrall. He wines and dines her, quite literally, and before Cricket can stop it, things are steamy and serious…very serious.

Cricket is thrown aback when Jyme turns out to be more than a simple fisherman, but then she isn't telling all of her story either.

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I woke to an alarm but it wasn't my alarm. I sat up, looked around, and realized it was the hotel's fire alarm going off. I jumped up, ran to Cinnamon’s room, and swung the door open. She was knocked out on her bed half dressed; I shook the shit out of her, and she started yelling. 

“What the hell is that noise?” 

I ran down to Sugar's room, and she was butt naked and so was her company. I screamed at the both of them to get up. They both jumped up disoriented. I ran back to my room. I put my stilettos I'd had on earlier in my big purse and slid into my house shoes. I ran back down the hall, passing Sugar and her company. I ran back into Cinnamon's room, and she was wide-awake at her safe in her closet getting money out. I had forgotten about my safe, so I ran back to my room. I put the code in and yanked the door open; I pulled out the small stack of money and reached in deeper. I got the plastic bag that was balled up in the corner and shoved everything in my purse. I reached deeper, found the last item in the safe, and slid it on my ring finger. I slammed the door and took off towards the living room. Cinnamon was waiting at the door; we clasped hands and ran for the stairs. The hotel was in an uproar. We made it down to the lobby, but it was so congested with customers trying to leave the casino. 

“Basement,” I yelled to Cinnamon. We took the employee stairs and ran down the long concrete hall. There were about a dozen people in front of us, but we finally made it through the door. When we got outside, the back lawn was crammed with people rushing towards the front of the building. Cinnamon and I still held on to each other’s hands. We made it to the front of the building, and everyone was frantic. I pulled out my cell phone to call Sugar, but someone pushed me so hard I dropped the phone. I let go of Cinnamon's hand to retrieve my fallen phone. I found it and stood up straight; a man in all black with a white ski mask stood right in front of me. Before I could even prepare a good scream, someone covered my mouth with a wet bandana, and then I was out. I woke up to soft kisses all over my face, and then I stretched wide. I was sleeping well and I kept my eyes shut. Someone was happy to see me. I have had this dream so many times, and I enjoyed every single one of them. 

“Hi there,” I breathed. 


“Where’ve you been?” 

“Looking for you.” 

“I’ve been right here the whole time.” 


“You used to come and see me all the time, and then you stopped.” I told him. I kissed his neck and pulled him closer. 

“I’ve missed you so much.” 

“Cricket?” He said my name in an odd way. 

“What’s wrong? Do you have to go now? Please, Jyme, just stay a little longer.” 


“Shh, just hold me real tight before you go.” There was a knock at the door, and I freaked. 

“NO…PLEASE…JYME, DON’T LET HIM HURT ME. HE HITS ME SO HARD. PLEASE DON’T LEAVE ME PLEASE.” I screamed at the top of lungs through tears. 

Someone knocked again, louder this time. 

“Wait a minute,” Jyme yelling. I clung to him and wrapped my arms around him tighter. I cried into his chest, and my eyes started stinging. 

“Cricket, I’m right here, and I won’t let anybody hurt you, I swear.” 

“But he’s at the door, and he’ll beat it down. He’s done it before,” I said frantically. 

“Shh, Babe. Are you afraid of me?” he asked softly. 

“No.”I assured him. “Then open your eyes and look at me” I slowly opened my eyes and blinked several times through piercing pain. Then, I saw him, and I slid my fingers through his jet-black hair. 

“Oh it’s you!” 

“It’s me,” he chuckled 

“You know, you with hair; you’ve never come to see me.” 

“Cricket, you're really here, and I’m really here with you. I’m not sure what you’re talking about right now. But I’m not going anywhere, and neither are you.” 

“Huh” I asked him. I couldn’t help it but I pinched myself. I felt the pain but I didn’t wake up. There was another knock at the door, and Jyme got up from the bed. I really saw him this time. His hair was loose and shoulder length. He wore jeans and a t-shirt, and his feet were bare. I looked around and recognized everything. We were in our room, and nothing had changed. The bedding was the same, and so was the furniture. I looked out the window, and there were the boats all in the water. 


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Phoenix Rayne

Phoenix Rayne was born in Federal Way Washington in a small community. Currently she resides in Nashville Tennessee where she is a student as well as a full time author… Phoenix is a published author that has several novels under her belt that she has penned with G-Street Chronicles. When not writing you can find her in a shoe store shopping or catching a good movie.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Release Week Blog Tour Stop + Giveaway: "Touched" by Vicki Green

(Touched #1)
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Jade Morley was not your average stripper. Her rules. Her way. No sex. Touching only. 

D.J. Sexy Lady by day, Stripper Angel by night, her life became one with no emotions, no heart and no soul until one night he walked in.

Knox Dunway has one thing. Money. Women throw themselves at him every day and he takes what he wants, when he wants but there’s no feeling, no love and no commitment. He wants more. Growing tired of trying to find ‘the one’ he walks into a strip club one night and everything changes.

Will Jade ever give in to her heart or will her survivor instincts always win?

*Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

4.5 Stars

 This was my first book by Vicki Green and it certainly won’t be my last! She sure knows how to create a dreamy and swoon-worthy male lead character, let me tell you! Knox Dunway was yu-mmy! In addition, the story line kept me entertained from beginning to end, wondering what might happen next. A LOT happened throughout this book, but to keep it spoiler-free, I will discuss it generally and won’t go into any of the details.

“Jade, you’re a survivor and the most determined person I know.”

I agree. Jade was a very strong heroine. She had been through SO much since a very young age and yet she kept her head held high and did what she needed to do to live her life. She was currently working as a stripper, but not just any stripper. She had her rules, and her clients either followed them or went nowhere near her. Jade was also very independent and I loved that about her. She was down to earth and a genuinely nice person. So basically, right from the get-go, I rooted for her to get a happily ever after. I felt like she truly deserved it.

This is where Knox comes in. Mr. Yummy Pants was a very rich business owner, and of course, with money, came the drama. Like Jade, Knox had his share of troubles. On top of this, he was still emotionally haunted by his past.

“I want it all. I want her.”

For the first time, Knox wanted more with a woman. He yearned it. He needed it. So, he made it happened. He pursued Jade until she realized how amazing he was. Which happened really quickly, but to be honest, if a man like Knox pursued ME? HA! I probably would’ve fallen in love even quicker. *giggles* So honestly, their fast-paced relationship was not a turn-off for me. Knox was THAT dreamy and their connection was really THAT deep. Essentially, fate was on their side. You’ll see what I mean once you read this book.

“Jade. Let me take care of you, let me be your everything.”

Suffice it to say, Jade no longer continued her job at the club. Knox treated her like a princess. He truly cherished her and had no limits when it came down to protecting her. She was his #1 priority in life. His alpha side had me fanning myself more than once… Like I said, he was yu-mmy!!

“I’m nothing without you. Nothing.”

All in all, this was a great read. It had passionate and HOT scenes, drama, a beautiful romance, and an interesting plot. Vicki Green even threw in quite a few twists and turns along the way that kept me wondering what might unfold next. So really, if you are ever looking for a book to read during the weekend, this would be perfect!

“My heart is yours forever.”

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Vicki Green

Vicki Green grew up in Overland Park, Kansas and currently resides in Olathe, Kansas. Along with her husband and two teenage boys, she shares her home with her cocker spaniel's Shadow and Mocha. She has been working full time at the same Company for 35 years. Her life has been filled with the most loving and caring parents, who are both gone now but are still in her heart and mind daily.

Vicki enjoys reading Romance books which is what inspired her to begin writing this book. She has always admired Author's dedication and hard work. She had a dream that played out for over a year, came home one day after work and decided to put it on a word document to see how it read and that became 'My Savior Forever', the beginning of her Forever Series.

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