Friday, August 29, 2014

Cover + Book Trailer Reveal + #GIVEAWAY: "Every Soul" by LK Collins



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EVERY SOUL
Author: LK Collins
Genre: Erotic Romance
~ SYNOPSIS ~ 
When you lose the one person who grounds your existence, your whole world changes.

In life, it is said that everything happens for a reason. If that’s true, how can you explain death? Especially when it happens to someone so young, so beautiful, and so innocent? My name is Bain Adams, and I struggle with these thoughts every day. I’ve been through hell and back, somehow surviving the unimaginable. My sister took her life six months ago, and now, what’s left is a shell of the man I once was, a shadow of the person I used to be. Do I miss that life? Absolutely. But I miss her more, every day. I pray time will ease the pain and help my suffering while I search for the answers…but so far, nothing.

Happiness is something I knew so long ago, and now it’s nothing but a faint, distant recollection of the life I once had. My name is Arion LaSalle, and seven months ago my life was shredded to pieces when my fiancĂ© disappeared while deployed. He never came home, burning a hindrance of pain and agony within my soul. For so long, I lived my life believing everything happens for a reason, until now. ‘Cause none of it makes any sense. Why Nate? Why only him? Since getting through each breath is a struggle, I put on a fake persona, pretending I’m someone I’m not, living my life recklessly. Because for me, it was all taken far too soon.




~ COVER INFORMATION ~
Cover Designer: B Designs
Model: Andrew England
Photographer: Michael Stokes


~ BOOK TRAILER REVEAL ~
Created by Danielle Torella
Watch here:


~ RELEASE DATE ~
SEPTEMBER 19TH!!!



~ TEASERS ~






 ~ ABOUT THE AUTHOR ~ 
LK Collins

LK Collins is first and foremost a devoted wife and mother. She loves music and has openly admitted that she's addicted to it. Without the strength of the words from some of her favorite artists, what she does...would not be possible. She works the normal 9 to 5 like the rest of the world, but is fortunate that she's allowed to listen to music for eight hours a day. When she gets home, she turns into Superwoman; juggling the crazy world of being an indie author, a mom, and a wife. Both her daughter and her husband share names with famous presidents. Her husband is referred to by her readers as "the Prez", a name well deserved.

LK has had a passion for the worlds created by authors for as long as she can remember and with the support of the Prez, she has successfully self-published three titles in the Life. Destiny. Fate Series. While her books are erotica, they are also known for dramatic storylines that will keep the reader enthralled from page one. Not to mention that while she may write a series, each is a stand-alone novel.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

★★ NEW RELEASE ★★ Be My December by Rachel Brookes is LIVE!


Be My December by Rachel Brookes is LIVE!!




be my december
BE MY DECEMBER
Author: Rachel Brookes
Genre: Contemporary Romance
~ SYNOPSIS ~
I knew the exact moment I’d become a ‘yes’ girl.

December 16th, a cold winter’s night, four years ago.
The night my innocence was stolen, the night I made the mistake of saying no—a mistake I’d never make again.
The dream of a ‘happily ever after' was now a locked away myth. I promised myself that I’d never return to the place of my worst nightmare, that I’d never let anyone get close, but then again, I never thought I’d meet someone like him.
The intense, confident and beautiful Ky Crawford.


I had no plans to become someone’s Prince Charming.

I couldn’t be. I refused to be. My plan was simple—do whatever it takes to correct my biggest mistake, my one regret that now controlled my life.
I was on track. I had plans, but then everything changed when I saw her—the girl in the red jacket, the girl who I was told couldn’t say no.
The reserved yet stunning Eden Rivers.

A girl who can’t say no. A guy who craves redemption. A chance encounter?

It all comes down to this. One question. One month.

Be My December?




~ PURCHASE ~




Read the PROLOGUE ➜ here



~ 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. She writes angsty love stories with a pinch of craziness, a dash of drama, a cup of romance and a spoonful of sexiness… oh and the main ingredient hot guys. 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 and is constantly writing. 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 and friends. With her first novel, Just Breathe, due to be released in July 2013, her dream of releasing a book will become reality. With another three books already taking up her mind, she cannot wait to start this crazy ride.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Cover Reveal + GIVEAWAY: "Sasha" by Rae Matthews


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SASHA
Author: Rae Matthews
Series: Mixed Drinks, Book 1
Genre: Romance | Comedy | Drama
~ SYNOPSIS ~
When it comes to relationships, I have really bad luck. Each time I meet a guy, I cross my fingers and hope he is at least half way normal. I’m so tired of dealing with crybabies and freak shows that I could just scream. At this point, I’m so close to just joining a convent, taking the vow of chastity, and calling it quits with men entirely. Well, I probably don’t need to go to that extreme... I mean who am I kidding? There's no way could I be a nun. But becoming an old crotchety lady with 20 cats lurking around? Now THAT is a definite possibility. That was until I saw him, my brown-eyed stallion man, swooping in to save me from an unforeseen wrinkly old balls attack, and then... he is gone. Well, not gone completely, because I can’t stop fantasizing about him.

I fantasize about him so much that when I finally did see him again, I made a complete and total ass of myself. Several times in fact. How I did not drop dead of embarrassment right then and there is beyond me. 

So, remember I said I have really bad luck? Well, sit back, grab a glass of wine or your favorite mixed drink, and let me tell you how it all started, and how it all ends...




 ~ COVER DESIGNER ~
Wicked by Design Robin Harper


~ RELEASE DATE ~ 
September 25th!




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~ ABOUT THE AUTHOR ~ 
Rae Matthews


Rae Matthews is a Minnesota native who moved to Wisconsin in 2002 for a guy of all things. I mean, who does that and doesn't live to regret it.

Rae is an awesome wife, a cool step-mother, a loyal friend, a super fantastic sister and a huge goofball. She loves to see people smile, laugh and generally enjoy life.

Rae loves to tell stories to friends and loved ones and is finally ready to share her stories with the world.

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~ GIVEAWAY ~

***OPEN TO US MAILING ADDRESSES ONLY***
THREE WINNERS!!

Two Winners get a SIGNED PAPERBACK each

ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER gets:
1 Signed Paperback 
+
SASHA Swag Pack (see pic) which includes:
1) Wine glass 
2) Shaker 
3) Koozie 
4) Mouse Pad 
5) Bottle Opener 
6) Shot Glass 
7) Boot (mini manicure set) 
8) Necklace 
9) 3 Signed Paperback (not shown in pic)


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Prologue Reveal: "Be My December" by Rachel Brookes


BE MY DECEMBER by Rachel Brookes releases in TWO DAYS!!! 

Check out the PROLOGUE! <3



be my december
BE MY DECEMBER
Author: Rachel Brookes
Genre: Contemporary Romance
~ SYNOPSIS ~
I knew the exact moment I’d become a ‘yes’ girl.

December 16th, a cold winter’s night, four years ago.
The night my innocence was stolen, the night I made the mistake of saying no—a mistake I’d never make again.
The dream of a ‘happily ever after' was now a locked away myth. I promised myself that I’d never return to the place of my worst nightmare, that I’d never let anyone get close, but then again, I never thought I’d meet someone like him.
The intense, confident and beautiful Ky Crawford.


I had no plans to become someone’s Prince Charming.

I couldn’t be. I refused to be. My plan was simple—do whatever it takes to correct my biggest mistake, my one regret that now controlled my life.
I was on track. I had plans, but then everything changed when I saw her—the girl in the red jacket, the girl who I was told couldn’t say no.
The reserved yet stunning Eden Rivers.

A girl who can’t say no. A guy who craves redemption. A chance encounter?

It all comes down to this. One question. One month.

Be My December?





~ PROLOGUE ~
© Rachel Brookes 2014

Four Years Earlier
“I said no Jeremy!”
The sound of my weak, pleading voice didn’t offer my shivering body one piece of desperately craved strength. The skin on my arm seared under his dominant grip and I could barely keep up with his broad stride through the empty college grounds. At one point I swear my feet weren’t even touching the graveled ground below.
“Man, where you going?”
A savior’s voice rang out through the freezing air and we stopped moving. Safety was close. A glimmer of hope hit me as my eyes darted around the darkness trying to make out who was coming to my rescue.
“Help,” I choked out, my voice lost in the severe coldness around me.
“Shut the fuck up,” Jeremy Davis snarled at me and his threatening grip tightened on my arm. “Just heading to the dorm to grab some more booze, will be back at the party soon.” He said loudly, his voice calm and way too convincing.
We remained still, waiting for my savior’s next move. I prayed to every god there was that he would offer to help, that he would move closer and be able to make me out but he remained in the shadows, simply a distant voice.
“Please, let me go.” I begged and my heart sunk as my savior disappeared into the pitch black night sky.
The dwindling temperature of December in New York was the least of my worries as the wind swirled around my naked shoulders, fiercely biting my flesh. Every word I spluttered out between clenched teeth was laced with pure fear. Where was the stubborn, strong and highly resilient Eden Rivers who had stepped through the doors of her first keg party only hours ago?
I stumbled on the heel of my boot as possessive hands thrust sharply in my back as we began to move. I went up the stairs toward the dorm rooms with such intensity that my long, dark hair whipped sharply around my face. The moment I was pushed through the door, my eyes desperate to adjust to the darkness of the room, bounced around the four walls around me.
The glow from the street light briefly illuminated the space but I wished there was no light at all. My shallow breathing and the grunts of the man who stalked toward me like a possessed animal broke the silence. A petrified shiver cascaded down my back as reality slammed me squarely in the chest and I was soon backed up against the far wall with no escape. His face was brutal, stone cold and evil. My eyes slammed shut as his hands manhandled me, running over my breasts, down my sides, and soon fumbling in the confines of my panties. I pushed against his broad chest with every ounce of strength I could muster, but it was useless and he barely moved.
“No! No! No!” I screamed over and over again, so loudly that my voice went hoarse and barely audible. Survival instincts kicked in and my nails scratched at his face and my body thrashed in pure fight.
A vicious blow to my left cheek stole the air from my lungs and my mouth was invaded by the metallic taste of blood. My vision instantly went hazy and I swayed on my feet. “That’s going to be the biggest fucking mistake of your life Eden! Big fucking mistake,” Jeremy hissed, his spittle hitting my face and bringing me back to reality.
In the minutes that followed, as the perfect world I knew was destroyed, I ceased to exist as Eden Rivers. With the ruthless tear of my panties clean from my body and the pain of a thousand knives digging into the most sacred part of my body, the one place no one had been before, everything disappeared around me and I vanished into darkness as blow after blow tore within me.
From that moment, I would become a yes girl—as saying no seemed to be the worst decision I ever made.


~ 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. She writes angsty love stories with a pinch of craziness, a dash of drama, a cup of romance and a spoonful of sexiness… oh and the main ingredient hot guys. 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 and is constantly writing. 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 and friends. With her first novel, Just Breathe, due to be released in July 2013, her dream of releasing a book will become reality. With another three books already taking up her mind, she cannot wait to start this crazy ride.

Social media links:
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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Release Day Blitz + Giveaway! "Southern Perfection" by Casey Peeler




SOUTHERN PERFECTION
Author: Casey Peeler
Genre: YA
~ SYNOPSIS ~
Life is full of choices, good, bad, and the ones you can’t control. Raegan is perfect in every way, but what happens when life occurs? By day, Raegan is a typical high school student, but at three o’clock, her real work begins.

Varsity cheerleader, honor student, and proud granddaughter of the Lowery Farm, what happens when appearances are not what they seem?

Will Raegan be able to hold on to her life or will she be left with nothing? All of these thoughts change with one night, one song, one story, and one boy.



~ PURCHASE ~

Watch the book trailer!


~ TEASERS ~




~ EXCERPT ~

“Good evening, Mr. Lowery,” Emmett says calmly, but the expression on his face looks like he’s ready to about-face and run as I peek around the kitchen corner.

“Emmett, come in,” Grandaddy says flatly, and I try to resist the urge to giggle. They make their way into the foyer. “Rae will be out in just a minute, but I wanted to talk to you first.”

“Yes, sir,” Emmett replies.

“I expect you to take care of her, Emmett Bridges. She’s a good girl, and I love her more than life itself. If you hurt her, by God, I’ll make you wish you never stepped foot back into Pleasant Hill. Got it?”

“Yes, sir.”

“A’ight. Now, have her home by eleven.”

“Will do, Mr. Lowery.”

“Sunshine!” Grandaddy hollers. “Emmett’s here.”

On that cue, I walk into the foyer to meet him. When I round the corner, I see him standing there in a pair of jeans and a fitted polo, holding a bouquet of daisies. I feel as if the world stops spinning when I see him. A smile spreads across his face, but I can see he’s trying to refrain from a real reaction with Grandaddy standing there.

“You look gorgeous, Raegan,” Emmett states as his smile continues to grow.



~ ABOUT THE AUTHOR ~ 
Casey Peeler

Casey Peeler grew up and still lives in North Carolina with her husband and daughter. Her first passion is teaching students with special needs. Over the years, she found her way to relax was in a good book.

Her perfect day consists of water, sand between her toes, a cold beverage, and a great book!

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Book Review + GIVEAWAY! "McFarland's Farm" by Cardeno C.


McFARLAND'S FARM
Author: Cardeno C.
Series: Hope, #1
Genre: Contemporary Gay Romance (M/M)
~ SYNOPSIS ~
Wealthy, attractive Lucas Reika treats life like a party, moving from bar to bar and man to man. Thumbing his nose at his restaurateur father's demand that he earn his keep, Lucas instead seduces a valued employee in the kitchen of their flagship restaurant, earning himself an ultimatum: lose access to his father's money or stay in the middle of nowhere with a man he has secretly lusted over from afar.

Quiet, hard-working Jared McFarland loves his farm on the outskirts of Hope, Arizona, but he aches to have someone to come home to at the end of the day. Jared agrees to take in his longtime crush as a favor. But when Lucas invades his heart in addition to his space, Jared has to decide how much of himself he's willing to risk and figure out if he can offer Lucas enough to keep him after his father's punishment is over.



~ REVIEW ~
4.5 Stars!

McFarland’s Farm by Cardeno C. was my second ever gay romance book, and once again I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised.

“Each day’s schedule mimicked the one before – wake up at sunrise, work with the organic produce he grew in greenhouses throughout his property, warm up dinner, eat alone, and go to bed, also alone.”

Right off the bat I connected with Jared. I felt his loneliness, I felt sympathy for him and his situation. Hands down, my heart ached for him. He craved what every hopeless romantic has ever wanted….a happily ever after. He wanted someone to come home to after working long hours on the farm, someone to share meals with, someone to love… Unfortunately, living a small town didn’t make that easy for him. Not that the people there didn’t accept him, but he wanted to avoid unnecessary drama in case the relationship didn’t work out. I mean, there are only so many places you can go in a small town and not run into someone you know. And so, he stayed single…and alone.

Enter Lucas.

Lucas was Susan’s half-brother and Susan was Jared’s ex-wife. Yes, you read that right. Jared and Susan were high school sweethearts that married young, but then they both realized that while they loved each other, their love wasn’t one meant to be shared between a married couple. So they got divorced, but that didn’t mean they stopped being friends. Susan wanted the best for Jared and she wanted him to finally get his happy ending. So, she asked him for a favor….

“…spending time away from his friends and the whole LA scene is the best chance Lucas has of getting his head on straight.”

Lucas kept screwing his life up, so his dad gave him an ultimatum: spend time at Jared’s farm or get financially cut off. To say Lucas was less than thrilled would be an understatement. When he arrived at Hope, he acted like a spoiled brat. He was rude beyond belief and downright snobbish. Jared was a patient saint, let me tell you. I would not have put up with Lucas’ crap. Thankfully, Lucas started seeing things differently and everything started changing…..

“…he sat in his kitchen, holding Lucas’ hand, talking about the most difficult moments in his life, and feeling safety and peace instead of panic and nerves.”

Lucas and Jared both started sharing a strong connection with each other. They both started developing strong feelings for each other, but one thing remained – Lucas was there temporarily. Or was he?

Luckily, Jared and Lucas made a brave decision. They had both suffered enough pain and loss and so they didn’t allow their fears to keep them from being happy….together. HELL YEAH!! I was a happy reader with that ending! Did I wish the story was longer? Yes. I would have loved to see their relationship progress more into the future, but overall, it was a great and happy ending. I absolutely loved Jared and Lucas!!! If you’re in the mood for a short, loving, and hot romance, one-click McFarland’s Farm. 

4.5 stars!




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~ ABOUT THE AUTHOR ~
Cardeno C.

Cardeno C. - CC to friends - is a hopeless romantic who wants to add a lot of happiness and a few "awwws" into a reader's day. Writing is a nice break from real life as a corporate type and volunteer work with gay rights organizations. Cardeno's stories range from sweet to intense, contemporary to paranormal, long to short, but they always include strong relationships and walks into the happily-ever-after sunset. 

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ONE winner gets to pick an ebook by Cardeno C from this list:

Family
Something in the Way He Needs
Strong Enough
More Than Everything

Mates
In Your Eyes
Until Forever Comes
Wake Me Up Inside

Home
He Completes Me Home Again
Just What the Truth Is
Love at First Sight
The One Who Saves Me
Where He Ends and I Begin
Walk With Me
Marriage: A Home Series Celebration

Novels
Perfect Imperfections
Control

Novellas
A Shot at Forgiveness
In Another Life
Eight Days
Places in Time

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Blitz Tour: " A Voice in the Dark" by Isla Grey





A VOICE IN THE DARK
Series:  The Dark Plots, #1
Author:  Isla Grey
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
~ SYNOPSIS ~
Death Never Takes A Holiday...

Abigail Farmer knows one thing, the funeral home business…

By day, she works at her family’s funeral home. By night, she lives alone on its upper floor. With her stepfather, Sam, about to retire, Abigail is convinced there is only one person who can run the business effectively, her.

However, her life at the funeral home changes when Hasten Holmes arrives.

Ready for his first day on the job Hasten is met by a reluctant Abigail who hopes Sam sends him packing after they exchange unpleasantries.

Reluctant to get too close to anyone, especially someone who’s associated with Stu—Sam’s lowlife friend and wannabe business partner—Abigail deliberately keeps things strictly professional between them.

Then something unexpected happens…

Abigail’s plans to take charge of the family business take a drastic turn when she finds the mutilated body of one of their clients, and it becomes apparent that there’s more going on in the funeral home as a sinister plot begins to reveal itself.



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~ EXCERPT ~

Abigail puckered her lips and applied a light coating of peach flavored lip gloss. She cringed at the sight of her tired reflection staring back at her in the mirror. Picking up a tortoiseshell compact, she dabbed a bit of concealer on the circles under here steel-gray eyes. There was nothing worse than visitations and the constant barrage of people who came out for them. 

Just as she reached the bottom step, a swift tug at her arm threw her off balance. Her left knee buckled, but the firmness of the grip refused to let her fall.

“Make sure no one goes on a sight-seeing tour tonight,” Stu growled in her ear.

“Why on earth would you care what people do?” Abigail sneered through gritted teeth while trying to pry her arm away.

“They come in the door, down the hall, look at the dead guy, tell the old crone they’re sorry, then leave. We don’t want anyone staying longer than they need to.”



~ ABOUT THE AUTHOR ~
Isla Grey

Isla Grey grew up in a small town in central Virginia. From the time that she won an elementary school writing competition, Isla has always seemed to have a pen and paper handy and a story in her head. She likes to write a variety of stories especially those that bring out the darker side of things. 

When she’s not being called Mom, Mama, Mommy (you get the picture) by her daughter who constantly keeps her on her toes, she’s the pet human to a plethora of cats that have taken up residence at her home that is in the same small town that she grew up in. 

Isla likes traveling but for her there’s “no place like home”. She enjoys good music played loud, walking and reading. She also inherited her grandmother’ love of movies and writes movie mistakes articles for one of the top women's sites on the web.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Cover Reveal + Pre-Order: "TKO" by Ana Layne



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TKO
Author: Ana Layne
Publisher:  Limitless Publishing
~ SYNOPSIS ~
Samantha Montgomery's life changed in an instant…

One minute you think you know someone and the next minute they’re a stranger. When Sam was forced to make a decision, she ended up alone. All. Alone. 

One step inside a gym was all it took. 

The ring became her escape. She was more determined than ever to move on and forget her old life. That was, until she saw those blue eyes.

Cole Johnson wants nothing more than to spend his time training and dominating in the ring.

It's what he's good at. 

It's what he does. 

He has no time, or desire, to be entangled in a relationship. But after one look at Sam, his whole world shifted. He needs her, he needs to know her, only its not so easy. This may be a fight he can’t win. 

Will he be able to win Sam over? Or will it end in a total knock out?



~ COVER INFORMATION ~
Robin Harper from Wicked by Design


~ RELEASE DATE ~
September 2nd!


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~ TEASERS ~





~ ABOUT THE AUTHOR ~
Ana Layne

Ana Layne was born and raised in south Louisiana where she still resides with her family. She owns more books than she will probably ever read, but can't resist a good story. When she's not reading or writing she loves to relax and enjoy life.

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