Monday, January 27, 2014

Cover Reveal + Giveaway! "Hero" by Leighton Del Mia



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Hero
Synopsis

Calvin Parish

They call me Hero. I defend. I protect. I ask for nothing in return, and that makes me good. Doesn’t it? That which makes me the ultimate predator also feeds dark impulses I’ve learned to control—until I bring her too close. For years I’ve watched her from afar, but what started out as duty has become obsession. 

Cataline Ford

I work hard. I play by the rules. I’m content. My scars are quiet and invisible, and that keeps me hidden. Doesn’t it? One fateful walk home, I’m taken by someone I didn’t know I should fear. Captive and afraid, nobody will tell me why I’m confined to this hauntingly beautiful mansion. I’m given everything; I have nothing. He takes what he needs from me, and for that I hate him. But I might have loved him once. And just because you’re reading this doesn’t mean I survive him. 



Expected Release Date
February 27, 2014


Genre: Dark Erotica, Standalone
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Excerpt
Because I’m lost in my thoughts, I don’t hear Cataline enter the room. Her tight black dress cuts across her mid-thighs, and her cleavage teases from a plummeting neckline. She’s done her makeup for probably the second time since arriving at the mansion. “What is this?” I ask, narrowing my eyes. “What?” Jasmine drifts under my nose as she walks away from me to her seat. “I told you not to dress up for dinner.” “I thought you’d like it,” she says, lowering herself gracefully into the chair. Her back is straight as a rod, and her fingers are laced. “You don’t?” Norman decorates the table with food as I stare Cataline down. He clears his throat. “For dinner, we have—” “Leave us.” He pauses. Though my eyes are still fastened on Cataline, I know he’s watching me as he bows his head. “As you wish, sir.” I stand and slowly walk the line of the long table. My footsteps echo through the hall, appropriately menacing. I’ve just come from a burning building but am back in my suit and tie to maintain appearances. And my ridiculous glasses, which I remove and toss aside. She’ll believe I’ve just returned from the office. When I’m standing over her, she tugs up the neckline of the dress and blinks at me. I resist smirking as she tucks hair behind her ear twice. “Well,” she says, “aren’t we going to eat?” “I’m going to eat.” “I’m not?” “As far as I’m concerned, there’s only one meal at this table, and it’s you.” My ears pick up her slow swallow, my eyes the curl of her hands in her lap. “That sounds like a threat,” she says quietly. I bend over, flatten one hand on the table and wrap the other around the arm of her chair. “It’s not. This is a threat: if you’re not naked and spread out on this table in two seconds, I’m going to spank you so hard, you won’t know up from down.”   



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Cover Reveal! "Breathe Again" by Rachel Brookes




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Breathe Again
(Breathe #2)

Synopsis:
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.





Release Date:
March 10, 2014


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Just Breathe
(Breathe #1)

Synopsis:
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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Breathless
(Breathe #1.5)
Synopsis:
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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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Blog Tour Stop! "Goodbye Girl" by Scarlett Metal








Goodbye Girl
(Hidden Lane Ranch #1)

Synopsis

Rachel met Clint in a diner one night while she was on the road trying to escape her past. From the moment they lay their eyes on each other, sparks fly. He offers her a job on his ranch and even though she's a city girl, she accepts.

It's not long before they give into their attraction and settle into life together on the ranch. They find happiness in each other's arms and Clint quickly wonders if Rachel is the girl that can give him his happily ever after.

Rachel's past eventually comes back to haunt her, and threatens her happiness with Clint. Can they work through their demons of the past and find their happily ever after? Or will Rachel leave Clint just like she fled her life before?

**Contains strong language and sexual situations. Intended for adults over 18**





Review:
3 Stars!


Goodbye Girl is a dual POV book…I love seeing both sides to a story. It’s a short book, roughly 153 pages (according to Amazon) and so the story is a very quick, accelerated love story. We don’t get to dive deep into much, and it’s pretty straight forward, but there was some serious love built into this little book. There was some drama that was really quickly resolved, but the tension was there for Clint and his family as well.

The beginning of the book has Rachel running away…..she is running from her past and
needs to get away. Her life depended on it. Rachel ends up in a tiny town in Wyoming and sees Clint sitting in a diner….and boy, was he a sight. He was just gorgeous. They both traded glances back and forth for a bit until Clint was getting ready to leave; that is when he walked over to meet her and invite her out to his ranch for a job. He liked what he saw, something drew him to her. His mom used to tell him he’d know when the right woman came along….he would just “know”. He never believed her, but by the time he was home, he couldn’t get Rachel out of his mind….she consumed his thoughts.

Eventually, the right person would come.
I couldn’t shake the feeling that I’d just run into the right person. ~Clint

When Rachel shows up the next day to accept the job, this is where the intensity heightens. Clint isn’t himself and his family notices how he is with her….and seemingly, her with him. Rachel is openly accepted by Clint’s family: Eliza is his younger sister, Wyatt is his younger brother, and Mary is his mom. By the time Rachel and Clint have been working around each other for a day or two, they end up going out to the bar with some friends and family….out to have a good time. The attraction between Rachel and Clint is undeniable and they finally act on it, with the insistence of Eliza! Mr. Clint is a bit of an alpha….he proves it when he takes her to his room:

I’m going to take off your clothes and do things to you that will make you blush when you think about it tomorrow. I plan to tease you until you beg me to stop but you know what? I’m not going to. I’m going to keep going until I make you pass out with pleasure. ~Clint

Now these two have some feelings running between them and we see this continue to grow. The emotions between them are deep and intense. When they were together intimately, sparks flew! The way he cared for her and the way he made love to her….you just knew that he loved her.

It wasn’t just the physical part though.  When Clint was inside of me, it seemed like he was touching my soul. I’d only known him a short while, but we had this amazing connection. ~Rachel

When Rachel’s past catches up to her, some serious drama unfolds and the sheriff has to get involved. There wasn’t a lot of angst in this book; nothing nail-biting, but it’s a twist in the story that I could see coming…..ONLY because Rachel is STUBBORN.  The fallout and the ending were super sweet and it actually gets you ready for Wyatt’s book that is due out this month, January 2014 (according to the review copy I got).

I rate this book/novella 3 stars.

Love,
Bethany


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Scarlett Metal
Scarlett lives in the Midwest with her sexy husband, two girls, and three furbabies.  She dabbled in writing right after college but it wasn't until she took up blogging eight years ago that she started writing seriously.  After writing a few boring service pieces for some online publications, she went back to her true passion, fiction.  When she’s not busy writing steamy stories, she can be found with her nose in a book, camping, or geocaching with her family.  She loves Diet Coke, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and 80’s hair bands.

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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Release Day Blitz + Giveaway! "Collaboration" by Michelle Lynn and Nevaeh Lee





Collaboration

Synopsis:

This is not your typical rock star romance. For one, the “rock star” is a rapper. And not just any rapper. Trace is the hottest ticket in the music industry right now, regardless of which definition of ‘hot’ you choose.

Taryn Starr is not the girl-next-door who unknowingly meets a celebrity. Known as “America’s Sweetheart,” the reigning country music princess and world-renowned superstar knows exactly who Trace is…or does she?

Their worlds collide when the musicians whose paths were never destined to cross are forced by their joint record label to collaborate on a song. The sparks fly and ignite a fire that blazes hotter with every minute they spend together—for better or worse. One thing’s for certain, the two media magnets can’t deny their explosive chemistry, but will life in the spotlight ultimately bring Trace and Taryn together or force them apart?

***This contemporary romance new adult novel is for mature audiences. The language alone would make a sailor blush (the guy’s a rapper, remember?) so 18+ only, please.




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Speaking of which, we’d better get the fuck out of this car and into her house before one of those tour buses stop by and the lucky bastards end up with photos worth way more than the chump change they paid for the tour.

I reluctantly pull away from her, loving the sound of the whimper I hear before I throw the door open and slam it shut. I run around the car to help her out and lead her toward one of the few places where we will be safe from prying eyes. We both move quickly, ducking our heads in a now natural response, even when there aren’t any cameras around.

Taryn already has her keys in hand and opens the heavy wooden door. Thank the fuck she has an alarm system at least, which she turns off while I close the door behind us. As soon as the door clicks closed, I turn toward her and I have no doubt that the look in my eyes as they meet hers would be described as predatory. But instead of looking like frightened prey, I only see pure lust emanating from those staggeringly beautiful eyes. I’ve always thought Taryn’s eyes changed color depending on her mood and now I’m sure of it. Right now, they look like they’re on fire, with gold flecks bursting through the wild and intense green, a forest on the verge of erupting in uncontrollable flames.
I stalk closer and she backs up against the foyer wall, where I cage her in, my hands beside each of her shoulders. I lean in, bypassing her lips and moving mine toward her ear. Although her eyes are telling me one thing, I need to hear what her mouth says.
“Do you want me?” I whisper. She leans her head back against the wall, further exposing her neck, and I take the opportunity to trail kisses from her ear down to her collarbone. I kiss across the delicate area, which judging by the sounds she’s making, is also an erogenous zone for her.  Then I proceed to kiss my way back up her neck before whispering in her other ear, “Although I like that answer, I need to hear you say it, sweetheart. Do. You. Want. Me?” I ask, nibbling on her earlobe with each word spoken.
“Yes, dammit, I want you,” she says forcefully and reaches down to pull my shirt apart, ripping the buttons, before tearing it off me. That’s all the answer I need.

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About the authors:

Michelle Lynn
Michelle moved around the Midwest most of her life, transferring from school to school before settling down in the outskirts of Chicago ten years ago, where she now resides with her husband and two kids.  She developed a love of reading at a young age, which helped lay the foundation for her passion to write.   With the encouragement of her family, she finally sat down and wrote one of the many stories that have been floating around in her head. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found playing with her kids, talking to her mom on the phone, or hanging out with her family and friends.  But after chasing around twin preschoolers all day, she always cherishes her relaxation time after putting the kids to bed.

Nevaeh Lee:
Nevaeh’s first exposure to writing began in a middle school creative writing class. She was reprimanded for composing a politically incorrect story and forced to re-write about a “safer” topic. Being the writing rebel that she is, Nevaeh always likes to push the envelope a bit and never re-writes, unless her editor insists on it.

When she’s not writing, Nevaeh is a freelance book editor ;). And when she’s not reading, writing, or editing, she can be found spending time with her family and taking road trips, exploring the area around wherever she happens to be living at the time. Even though “home” will always be Texas, she has lived in several different states and countries, but currently resides in the DC metro area.

She also adores her really big dog who frequently takes her for walks while enduring her many story ideas and rambling dialogue, which sometimes occurs in multiple languages. After many years of this, she finally decided to start writing out some of these stories and her first book, a joint effort called Collaboration, will be self-published on January 26, 2014.



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Book Review: "Keep Me" by Faith Andrews






Keep Me

Synopsis:
Sexy, tatted up, underwear model Marcus Grayson is every girl’s dream—or more likely worst nightmare. He’s a player, a self-proclaimed bachelor for life, and he’s got no problem living up to his man-whore status. But when his older sister’s friend comes back from the past, he may just have the chance to turn some of his adolescent fantasies into reality.

Tessa Bradley is a self-sufficient, take-no-bull, single mother—well, now she is. Finally rid of her abusive, alcoholic ex, she’s making a new life for herself and catching up with old friends; the ones she was forced to break ties with because of her controlling husband. When she runs into Marcus, her friend Riley’s once-adorable turned smoking-hot little brother, she has no idea how he’s about to rock her world. 

You wanted me then, now you can have me. Just promise you’ll Keep Me…




Review:
5 Stars!

“I’ve wanted you for as long as I can remember. I finally got you and now…I want to keep you.” I placed my hand over her heart, tapping a finger to show my intentions. “And I want you to keep me here. Please, baby, keep me. I love you…” – Marcus

Oh my goodness. This guy made me swoon…a lot! Marcus Grayson was a hot and cocky, tattooed bad boy with an attitude to boot. Far from being a saint, let me tell you, but he sure had a heart of gold. Being unattached and single was all he wanted...until he came face to face with Tessa, his older sister’s best friend.

Tessa had lost contact with Riley Grayson, all thanks to her very controlling ex-husband, Zach. So basically, the last person Tessa thought she would run into, on her first day at her new job, was ‘little Marcus Grayson’. And boy, he sure wasn’t so ‘little’ anymore. Sparks flew and their chemistry sizzled. Tessa got under Marcus’ skin and for some crazy reason, he could not shake her off.

“I can give you what you need. And you…you’re everything I never knew I wanted.”

What started off as a ‘fun thing’, slowly started turning into more…much more. Marcus and Tessa belonged together. Plain and simple. But Tessa held back. She wasn’t fully over what she had been through with her ex-husband, plus, and she had her very adorable son, Luca, to think of first. Good thing Marcus was a stubborn yet patient man. He didn’t give up on making Tessa his. He waited until she was ready to surrender her heart fully to him. And OMG! He was just WONDERFUL with Luca too!!! Seeing him bond with that baby was just…sigh. Queue melting of panties!

For Tessa, Marcus even put up with his very annoying sister, who was very much against them being together. Riley honestly got on my nerves. The way she treated Marcus and spoke about him made me angry. I understood where she’s coming from, trust me, I got it, and I’d probably be hesitant too, but he was still her brother.  Plus, I was too #TeamMarcus to not want him to get the girl! 

“Forget that jackhole Zach, my annoying sister, and all your qualms. I’m not as bad as everyone make me out to be. Don’t you know that by now? This is different. You make me feel different and I might fuck up and I know for shit sure that I won’t be perfect, but can’t you just give me a shot? All I’m asking for is a chance.” - Marcus

Poor guy. I know he didn’t have the smoothest record when it came to the ladies, but he did mean every single word. He had completely fallen in love with Tessa, he just needed her to trust him...to really believe they could work. I rooted for them so hard! I wanted them to become the happy family they both deserved.

“I don’t want anyone else. I want you and you alone. I need you, Tessa. You make me whole, you make me feel, you make me want to be the type of man my mother would be proud of.” - Marcus

I really, really enjoyed the developments in the plot and characters. I especially loved how Riley’s character grew and stopped getting on my last nerve. In fact, I wanted to read about her ‘situation’ with Beck as much as I wanted to read about Marcus and Tessa. Yes, the book was that good. It kept me intrigued in every way possible. Towards the end, I will admit I had a few freak-outs. Just when I thought Marcus and Tessa’s path towards their happy ending was clear, Tessa’s past came crashing into her present. Ha! There were moments where I felt like I was not reading fast enough!

“I love you and I can’t live without you.”

Overall, this was a great read told in dual point of views. There were emotional, sweet, sexy, and even angst-driven scenes throughout the book that kept me hooked! I loved the ending! Truly beautiful! It was a very happy yet open one, so I’m hoping the author will surprise us with a sequel or even a spin-off? Haha!! A girl can dream, right? ;) 
I recommend you buy this book!! You really need to meet Marcus!

“I’ve always wanted you.”


***An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review. Thanks!!***




Release date:
Jan 28th!


Once the book goes live, I will post the purchase links! 
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About the Author:
Faith Andrews

Faith Andrews lives in New York where she is happily married to her high school sweetheart. They have two beautiful daughters and a furry Yorkie son, Rocco. If she isn’t listening to Mumford and Sons or busy being a Dance Mom, her nose is in a book or her laptop. She’s a sucker for a happily ever after and believes her characters are out there living one somewhere . . .


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Cover Reveal! "Entice" by S.E. Hall




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Entice
(Evolve Series #3)

Synopsis:
Book Three in the Amazon Best Selling Evolve Series by S.E.Hall, Entice can be read following Emerge, Embrace and Entangled (novella) or as a stand-alone.

Sawyer Beckett does everything full throttle— he’s fiercely loyal to his friends, always the life of the party and impossible for the parade of women in and out of his bedroom to forget.
Surrounded by true love and happily ever afters, Sawyer's not sure if he's enhancing the what-ifs in his head, or if the goddess on stage that night really is worth the search and nagging in his chest.
At the most inopportune moment possible, Emmett Young comes "skipping" back into his life...and for the first time, Sawyer is the one left wanting more. But Emmett can't give her heart; it's already committed—for life.
The only one strong enough to bring the elusive playboy to his knees is the one he can't have. Luckily, Sawyer Beckett doesn't give up easily.
Mature subject matter and strong sexual content- mature audiences only recommended.



Release Date:
February 6, 2014


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Emerge
(Evolve #1)
Synopsis:
Laney Walker is a quick witted, athletic, southern tomboy who lets few get too close, using her sarcastic zingers to deflect. She also has no idea how others view her, Evan having protected and coveted her since they were children. But college puts a gap between Laney and Evan that neither of them were prepared for- old relationships are tested, new ones are formed and nothing will ever be the same.

Especially when in walks one Dane Kendrick, not at all the familiar, southern charmer of home, but an animal all his own.
A story of growing up, friendship, loyalty, first love, primal love...and life.



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Embrace
(Evolve, Book 2)
Synopsis:
Evan Allen is a handsome, athletic, southern gentleman who now attends Georgia Southern University for no good reason.

After what he expected to be the romantic gesture of the century, Evan is looking at no friends, a year of ineligibility on the football team, and no girl.

He's starting over alone and doesn't know quite how to proceed. Certain members of The Crew refuse to let him face things by himself, taking him under their wing, and it doesn't take the ladies long to notice him, either.

Sometimes life doesn't go as you had planned. Sometimes it goes better.

Embrace it.

Embrace, the second book in the Evolve Series by S.E. Hall, follows the characters from her debut New Adult romance, Emerge.



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 Entangled
(Evolve, Novella 2.5)
Synopsis:
Things heat up, and not just the Georgia summertime, when Dane and Laney go head to head over plans for her new duplex. But Laney's got his number, and knows just how to coerce her bossy, domineering man. Spend the summer with the gang and find out...just how many is a crowd?


The members of the Evolve Crew are getting older; so is the content. Mature audiences recommended.






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S.E. Hall


S.E.Hall resides in Arkansas with her husband of 17 years and 3 beautiful daughters. When not in the stands watching her ladies play softball, she enjoys reading YA and NA romance.

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