Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Book Blitz: LEARNING TO MOVE FORWARD by Cynthia P O'Neill


LEARNING TO MOVE FORWARD
Author: Cynthia P. O'Neill
Series: A Learning Series #3.5
Genre: Contemporary | Erotic Romance
~ SYNOPSIS ~
Grace Hart was a force to be reckoned with. She’d fought hard in her life to overcome hurt, rejection, and humiliation and won. Her only fear was opening her heart to love. She put up a persona of dominance and kept people at a distance, in order to avoid emotion. But, secretly she craved someone to take control and move her forward in a life she seemed to be stuck in.

Jonathan Waters never believed in love at first site, even scoffed at his brother Garrett, having fallen in love with his wife Laurel at first glance. But, when Grace entered his restaurant, he knew he had to make her his, no matter what it took.

Fate would force them together, but could they overcome issues in the past to secure a future together? They say love can conquer anything, but can it help them Learn to Move Forward?




~ A LEARNING SERIES ~
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Learning to Trust #1 - http://bit.ly/LearningToTrust
Learning to Let Go #2 - http://bit.ly/LearningToLetGoAmzn
Learning to Love Again #3 - http://bit.ly/LearningToLoveAgain

~ Cynthia P. O'Neill ~

I grew up in a small town in South Florida called Clewiston and moved to Central Florida to attend college. I married my friend, love, and soul mate and still reside in the area with our amazing son, and a feisty, four-legged little doggie boy.

In my books, I draw on my background in healthcare, business, and science, along with my husband's engineering and wireless technology knowledge.
I currently write on all levels of Romance. The Learning Series is for those who like a little more steam with their books, falling into the categories of Contemporary and verging on Erotica, with a hint of Suspense. The Remembrance Series encompasses Young Adult, with a touch of Paranormal activity and a hint of Historical romance. A new contemporary romance series is underway, called Need. It will be different than the others, because each book will focus on a new couple, while all of the characters will still have a large presence throughout the series.

I try to make my writing very personal and close to her heart. Regular life is the inspiration for my books, but I'm only limited by imagination taking ideas to new heights, opening up possibilities that would normally not exist.

On a more personal note...I love to cook and create in the kitchen and on the bbq grill. I sometimes lose myself in a song at the piano. I often sing with my son while we are driving or making dinner together. I enjoy crafts (flower arranging, making wreaths, painting pottery, needle point and drawing in pencil and charcoals). My music tastes are eclectic at best, ranging from classical piano to hard rock/heavy metal. It all depends on the song, group, and if it has a good beat or is a soulful ballad.

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Release Day Blitz: Sail by M Mabie


Title: Sail
Series: The Wake Series, Book 2
Author: M Mabie
~ SYNOPSIS ~
This isn’t just a two-year long one-night stand. It’s my life. 
[This is my life. Our life. It isn’t just some careless affair.] 

I’ve made the worst decisions a woman could, but I’ll earn my second chance. 
[She can try keeping all the guilt for herself, but I’m just as much to blame.] 

Loving Casey wasn’t my biggest mistake. Fighting it for so long was. 
[I’ll show her how fearless our love makes me. I’ll protect her torn heart.] 

He still has magic in his eyes. He’s the man who makes me happy. 
[Her voice still brings me to my knees. She says my name like it’s sacred.] 

I live for the day when I’m his. To take care of him. To love him the way he deserves. 
[I can’t wait to be all she needs. I can give her a happy life, security and so much love.] 

Sometimes two ships never meet in the night, but ours did. 
[Sometimes the water is rough. It beats you all to hell, until you have no choice but get stronger.] 

Our love story reads more like a tragedy, but to me it’s clean and pure. 
[Let them point their fingers. Without a love like ours, they haven’t really lived. I pity them.] 

I’m a cheating wife and a villain. I am his honeybee. 
[I’m a snake in the grass and I sleep best when I’m lying next to his wife.] 

I want to be his everything. 
[I’m nothing without her anyway.] 

This isn’t even close to over. 
[It’ll never be over.]










Sail is the second (HIGHLY anticipated by Bethany!!!) book in the continuing Wake Series. For more information on the 
book in the series see the link for Bait below, which is ON SALE for $.99 RIGHT NOW!!!



Title: Bait
Series: The Wake Series, Book 1
Author: M Mabie
~ SYNOPSIS ~
He was trouble from the start, but I couldn't resist. 
[She was the best kind of trouble. The kind that was so wrong, it felt right.] 

I’ve tried and failed to stay away from him. 
[I’ve done everything in my power to make her mine and keep her.] 

He’s almost impossible to say no to. 
[She never tells me yes.] 

We’re always fighting. 
[When we’re not fighting, we’re… well… making up.] 

He makes me laugh so hard. 
[I miss her laugh the most.] 

I'm a liar. 
[She knows the truth, but won’t admit it.] 

Sometimes, I wish I'd never met him. 
[I wish we could meet all over again. I'd do better.] 

His girlfriend knows. 
[The guy she’s with is a fool.] 

I’ll never love anyone like I love him. 
[She doesn’t love me enough to choose us.] 

It was the wrong place. 
[It was the wrong time.] 

It should have been him. 
[It will always be her.]


 
Read my review here: Bait Review
 

~Author M Mabie~
M. Mabie lives in Illinois with her husband. She is the author of the steamy comedy Fade In. Her sophomore release, Bait, is the first book in the angst-filled erotic Wake Series. She writes unconventional love stories and tries to embody "real-life romance."

She cares about politics, but will not discuss them in public. She uses the same fork at every meal, watches Wayne's World while cleaning, and lets her dog sleep on her head. She has always been a writer. In fact, she was born with a pen in her hand, which almost never happens. Almost. 

M. Mabie usually doesn't speak in third-person either. She promises.

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Cover Reveal: Broken Barriers by Sara Shirley


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BROKEN BARRIERS
Author: Sara Shirley
Series: Barriers Series Book #3
~ SYNOPSIS ~
It was just supposed to be a “friends with benefits” type of fling. Feelings were never supposed to get in the way. Drew Daley never thought Courtney Page would be the one to change all that.

He watched her walk away to pursue her own dreams while Drew’s Marine Corps orders sent him packing for a tour of duty in Afghanistan. Something told him to never let her go; to fight for her and his country.

Can a decision from years ago make all the difference in one’s future? 

Time has passed. People have changed. Lives have gone in different directions. Drew returns broken and torn after nearly eighteen months overseas and everything isn’t what it was when he left. Life after deployment isn’t nearly as easy to fit into as he thought. Until new friends and familiar faces enter his life and everything changes.

When his mind is trying to piece together all the puzzles surrounding his life, Cole Porter might just be the one to heal his broken heart and guide him in the right direction. However something about Cole is vaguely familiar to Drew. Despite what his head tells him he begins to get closer to her.

Will Drew finally be able to let his heart heal and move on?

Sometimes you have to face your dreams and fears all at once in order to recover. Otherwise you may never heal the broken pieces inside of you.



~ COVER DESIGNER ~
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~ FROZEN BARRIERS SERIES ~
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~ Sara Shirley ~
I think my love for books started when I was a teenager on summer vacations reading Mary Higgins Clark novels. As I grew older that turned into reading romance novels. Now, that's turned into me writing three romance novels and another on the way in the series. 

In college I actually majored in Geography and concentrated in Travel & Tourism. I still love to travel constantly, but now find myself working in the world of Finance during the day and writing romance novels at night. 

I was born and raised just north of Boston and currently live with my husband and cat. When I'm not running a mile a minute with work and books you can find me at a local wine tasting or out with friends at the pub doing shots of Patron. I have a weak spot for candy, Ghirardelli chocolate to be exact. I am addicted to the three "C"s. Coffee, Cheese and Carbs. I grew up with an Italian family and giving those up will never be an option. 

I typically have a dirty mind and zero filter between my head and my mouth. If you are around me...good luck. I'm obsessed with hockey, Oregon football, beaches, Supernatural, Friends and stupid comedy movies. I've been called a "tall drink of water" due to my height and love for platform heels. Chances are you will not miss me if we are ever in the same room. Just look for the chick laughing hysterically, wearing heels and holding a glass of wine in her hand. That will be me.

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Audio book review: New Beginnings by Brandy L Rivers

NEW BEGINNINGS
Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins 
Series: Others of Edenton, Book 0.5
~ SYNOPSIS ~
Jess knew her life would never move forward if she remained a part of Gregory's pack. Some alphas don't know how to take care of their wolves. She had managed Gregory's bar for years, but she knew he would never sell it to her. After one giant mistake, he went from bad to worse. As a psychic she knew it was a downward spiral.

Taking her future in her own hands, she contacted the alpha in Edenton. He was happy to sell the empty bar that no one had the time or desire to renovate, much less run. Their attraction was unexpected and the last thing either wanted, but they found the only thing they needed in each other. There was just one problem: Slater's second-in-command was plotting against him. Liam would use anything to take over as alpha.

Plenty of werewolves, an old vampire flame, plus a paranoid second, and don't forget the psychic with a whole lot of attitude.

*Currently FREE on Amazon *

~ 5 STARS ~

I am addicted to this series! Totally, completely and irrevocably HOOKED. I’m also in love with the characters and the general story they all create. Brandy L Rivers is an author you simply cannot miss!

While this is book #.5 in the series, I started with In Too Deep which is book #1 and then jumped to book #5, Mending Scars. This back-and-forth thing did NOT affect my connection to the books….at all. However, I’ve now gone back to the beginning and am now reading/listening to them in order, and I must say, my connection is even stronger.

I had the honor of listening to the Audible version of New Beginnings and let me just say – WOW! The narrator did a superb job with all the voices and emotions! The story was literally brought to life and I loved every minute of it. I did not want to stop listening to it! I took my iPad and headphones everywhere and listened to the book every chance I got! AMAZING. Unputdownable!

Now, about this amazing story…

The best thing Jess ever did was moving to Edenton and getting a fresh, new start away from her alpha. She had made the drunken mistake of sleeping with him and his cockiness only got worse. He never really valued her to begin with, he only wanted to own her. Edenton’s alpha, Slater, was a whole different story. While he wasn’t looking to start anything with any of the wolves in his pack, he couldn’t help but feel a very strong connection to Jess from the very beginning.

Despite them both fighting their very strong urges, they were meant to be together…one way or another. Now, you must understand, Jess was also a physic, so while she ‘saw’ Slater in her future, she wasn’t entirely aware of everything that was about to happen. And let me tell you – New Beginnings was action-packed with a perfect balance of drama and hotness! Every scene kept me fully invested, wanting more! And being able to hear the story, made it even more real.

This book, this entire series, is a MUST READ. Top recommendation to any romance reader – whether or not you read Paranormal, you need to check these gems out! FIVE STARS!



OTHERS OF EDENTON SERIES ~

- New Beginnings, #0.5: http://amzn.to/19shmii
- IN TOO DEEP, #1: http://amzn.to/1FsGP7j
- Shadows Fall, A Novellete #1.5: http://amzn.to/1Co7mn5
- Shadows of the Past, #2: http://amzn.to/1CmtcFV
- Fated Love, Novella #2.5: http://amzn.to/1EklEjA
- Falling Into Place, #3: http://amzn.to/1AwCzhw
- Breaking Free, #4: http://amzn.to/1MG5W6U
- Mending Scars, #5: http://amzn.to/1BwVB7T
- Others of Edenton BOXSET
$7.99 ~ Includes: New Beginnings, In Too Deep, Shadows Fall, and Shadows of the Past: http://amzn.to/1MFma1L

Seriously, don't miss out! These books are totally WORTH IT!


~ Brandy L Rivers ~

I've always loved books, especially about monsters and magic, so I started writing. I'm working on a prequel and the next few books in the Others of Edenton series, and I have a head full of stories to share.

I'm a stay at home mother with a wonderful husband who lets me write and write to my hearts content.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Book Review: Shaken, Not Stirred by Sawyer Bennett

Title: Shaken, Not Stirred
Series: Last Call #5
Author: Sawyer Bennett
~ SYNOPSIS ~
She swore she would never fall to any man.

He took one look at her and vowed to bring her down.

Casey Markham is a man-eater in a rut. Swearing off relationships may keep her heart safe, but she's beginning to question if her casual flings will ever leave her satisfied. She's wondering if it's finally time to let go of the past and stop letting history control her future.

Bad boy biker, Tenn Jennings can't get Casey off his mind. A chance encounter with the beautiful blond has left its mark, and now he's determined to prove her wrong about everything she thought she knew about men.

It's safe to say... Casey Markham has met her match.

**Shaken, Not Stirred is the fifth book in the Last Call Series but it is a stand alone novel.



4.5 Stars

This was one of the most beautiful books in this series!! I have read each and every one of these books and this one was highly anticipated. Casey Markham was one that didn't put up with anything, dealt with her men her way and made sure she got what she wanted. She liked her men a certain way and never deviated from that type. They were sexy, rich, powerful and were all about themselves....but that made it easy for her to hit it and quit it. She didn't need a man to cling on to her...she wanted the power in the relationship.

However, upon meeting Tenn Jennings....the switch got flipped on her. Hard.

~ A common man that exudes raw sexuality from his entire being~

The fact that he made her take a second look concerned her....he was definitely NOT her type. And she knew it. He was dangerous to her. Very dangerous. I loved the fact that she couldn't control herself around him and that made this relationship so much more enjoyable to watch as it played out.

~ Definitely not with someone like him...all tall, dark, and so completely far out of my comfort zone that I would be crazy to entertain even the notion of hooking up with this guy. He doesn't look like someone that could be so easily discardable~

I loved that he had to prove everything to her too. He tested her boundaries and made her really come out of her comfort zone and I enjoyed that about him. He was what she needed to come into herself....to grow and to flourish into this loving woman that was capable of more than she ever thought possible.
LOVE
~Yes, he does look dangerous. It's why he's appealing to me so much. He's like forbidden fruit. He's like fire. He's all the things I shouldn't touch but the temptation is too strong to ignore.~

Tenn Jennings had one thing in mind when it came to his cross-country road trip; and meeting the most gorgeous woman was most definitely NOT in that plan. Anywhere.

~A woman like her was created to define the word beautiful~

When these two came together, it was fiery and magical, all combined into one explosive night. I loved their dynamic and the way that he tested her, but the way that she tested him was just as amusing as well. She wasn't the normal run of the mill girl he usually ran into. The fact that they both tested each other and both tried to outdo each other made it comical as well.

~Gonna prove you wrong again.~

Tenn and Casey had something and I loved how they couldn't deny the sexual tension between them, no matter how hard they tried, they couldn't escape the feelings. Casey had never had ANY man put her first and make her break her own rules, and Tenn was doing it.....ONE rule at a time. She was finding herself comparing him to the 'other' guys, and how much better he was. And then she was mad at herself for doing it! Hahaha!! Classic.

I loved this. Absolutely LOVED it. This was Casey's story and it was told so well. We got to see why Casey was the way she was with men, why she had the very strict rules she had and why she refused to change. I thought that Tenn was the most perfect man for her....he put her first. He thought of her and how he could make HER happy, at any expense. He was a true gentleman in every single way.

TENN WAS A DIRTY TALKER!!! He had a mouth that made ME blush....and it was so HOT!

All in all, this was absolutely the most perfect way to tell Casey's story. Perfect!!! I loved it!!! And when the meaning of the title of the story came about....I totally exhaled. It was the most perfect and sexy way to describe Casey. Tenn makes me sigh....so sexy!!

~But the sex alone isn't what has me fully whipped. It's the intrigue~
*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review*



The series:
On The Rocks (#1)

Make It A Double (#2)

Sugar On The Edge (#3)

With A Twist (#4)



~Sawyer Bennett~

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Sawyer Bennett is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. Her husband works for a Fortune 100 company which lets him fly all over the world while she stays at home with their daughter and three big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn't have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.

Sawyer is the author of several contemporary romances including the popular Off Series, the Legal Affairs Series, the Last Call Series and the Carolina Cold Fury Hockey Series.

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Blog Tour: I Need You Always by Cynthia P. O'Neill



 I NEED YOU ALWAYS 
Author: Cynthia P. O'Neill 
Series: Need, Book #1
Genre: Contemporary/Erotic Romance
~ SYNOPSIS ~
Dane Prescott flew all over the world for his family’s business, partying at every turn and avoiding taking the reigns of his father’s company, until tragedy strikes. 

He feels lost until he sees her…

Marissa Lawson couldn’t wait to graduate college, going from intern to employee at the company she works for until one of her peer’s stole her ideas and job offer.

Everything around her begins to unravel until a controlling kiss from a handsome stranger, leaves her breathless and seeking to transform her life. 

Her luck changes when she’s offered a new position to work with the boss’s son; her stranger!

Marissa wants to focus on her career, but Dane wants to dominate her; mixing business with pleasure. Every touch tempts her to submit to his desires. 

Can she hold up to the control he craves in life, especially in love? Can she let go of her own hang-ups and submit to him?

Only time will tell if she can be everything he Needs!




~ 4 STARS ~

Dane was a playboy who had everything he ever wanted at his disposal. He had a job at his father’s very successful company which allowed him to travel to gorgeous locations, and he most certainly had money. He was happy. He had everything he could ever need. And then, tragedy struck him in a way he couldn’t seem to recover from. He had suffered a loss that made him feel incomplete…empty.

Until Marissa.

Marissa was excited to be graduating college. She expected to get a job at the company she interned in, but those plans went downhill when a co-worker stole her ideas. Marissa’s life started to crumble around her… All her plans? Gone out the window. Devastated, heartbroken, and worried, Marissa was not expecting what happened next. One chance encounter changed her life in more ways than she could have ever imagined…or hoped for. A new job offer lead to a completely new life for her.

Life had a funny way of working out. Cynthia P. O’Neill threw in a few surprises and curveballs throughout the storyline. I really enjoyed seeing how all the little details in the book came full circled…how all my questions got answered. And let’s just say, Marissa came out of her shell. She and Dane were just what each other needed. They made each other complete. All in all this was a good book AND there were some very steamy scenes for those of you that love a hot romance! 
4 Stars!






He pulled my underwear aside and slowly wiggled it into the hard nubbin of my clit.  Internally I laughed at the idea of a small piece of rubbery plastic getting me off.  I shouldn’t have laughed, because the next thing I felt was an intense sensation buzzing against my hard nubbin and feeling the onset of a climax beginning to escalate to magnificent proportions.  I started to squirm and moan all over the place, as he pressed one finger just inside my center and curled it toward my g-spot, placing just enough pressure to set me off like a firework ready to explode.  I couldn’t help but scream out, “Oh, Sir.  Oh, Dane!” 
He stopped the vibrator and asked if I’d like him to bring it home with us, since opening it made him purchase it.  “Well, you bought it; you might as well use it.” 
I know my reply was smug, but the look of desire that spread across his face was overwhelming.  He was definitely the predator and I was the prey, ready to learn.  Sir, please lead the way!


~ Cynthia P. O'Neill ~ 

I grew up in a small town in South Florida called Clewiston and moved to Central Florida to attend college. I married my friend, love, and soul mate and still reside in the area with our amazing son, and a feisty, four-legged little doggie boy.

In my books, I draw on my background in healthcare, business, and science, along with my husband's engineering and wireless technology knowledge.
I currently write on all levels of Romance. The Learning Series is for those who like a little more steam with their books, falling into the categories of Contemporary and verging on Erotica, with a hint of Suspense. The Remembrance Series encompasses Young Adult, with a touch of Paranormal activity and a hint of Historical romance. A new contemporary romance series is underway, called Need. It will be different than the others, because each book will focus on a new couple, while all of the characters will still have a large presence throughout the series.

I try to make my writing very personal and close to her heart. Regular life is the inspiration for my books, but I'm only limited by imagination taking ideas to new heights, opening up possibilities that would normally not exist.

On a more personal note...I love to cook and create in the kitchen and on the bbq grill. I sometimes lose myself in a song at the piano. I often sing with my son while we are driving or making dinner together. I enjoy crafts (flower arranging, making wreaths, painting pottery, needle point and drawing in pencil and charcoals). My music tastes are eclectic at best, ranging from classical piano to hard rock/heavy metal. It all depends on the song, group, and if it has a good beat or is a soulful ballad.

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