Friday, February 28, 2014

Review & Giveaway -- WHAT GOES AROUND by Anne Bikov

 
 
 
 
Book Description
 
What if your loved ones kept ending up hurt, in danger, or even dead?

After Randie Duncan’s brother is killed in a suspicious industrial accident, leaving behind a pregnant fiancée, Randie leaves her dream life in NYC and comes home to Cullville, WA to mourn and heal with her sister, but has no intention of staying there permanently.

Following a painful break-up, Joe Baxter guards his heart carefully, but when well meaning friends match him up with Randie, he can’t fight his immediate attraction to her. As they grow closer, Randie finds herself debating the idea of returning to NYC, but Joe isn’t the only one who finds her magnetic. When a suspected stalker attacks her, things heat up. Joe believes the attacker may be the town’s troublemaker and mill owner’s son, Jared, who is paying too much attention to his late friend’s fiancée, but will he be able to prove it before someone else gets hurt?
 
Overview
 
     This book has a little bit of everything: heartache, loss, romance, suspense and my favorite part, a HEA.  The story centers around two characters death and how their family/friends lives are affected.   It is told in several different POV’s in order to show how everyone is dealing with the sudden loss of their loved ones. 
      Randie moved back to town and in with her sister after her brother and brother-in-law died in an accident at work.   In the beginning she struggles with accepting the changes in her life.  She was living in NYC working as a waitress enjoying the city life and now is back home to help her sister run her restaurant and raise her three children. 
     Joe feels guilty because he could not do anything to help his best friend, Randie’s brother, survive the accident at work.  He also has no desire to begin any relationship with someone after he has been burned in the past.   
     Kay feels guilty that her sister has uprooted her life in order to help her take care of her family and business.  She wants Randie to be happy and find someone to spend her life with.
      Penny feels lost without Tyler, Randie and Kay’s brother, and is not sure how to move on with her life.  She has a difficult home life and is not sure how much she can handle without cracking.  After receiving an unexpected gift, her life is turned around and she has hope for the future. 
      Mary and Al, Joe’s best friend and his wife, are struggling like everyone else in trying to make sense of the recent tragedy.   They are soon blessed with news that they are expecting another child and couldn’t be happier.
      Questions arise at the mill where the men work as to what caused the accident that cost of lives of two men and how it could have been prevented.  The owner’s son, Jared, is determined to not cost his dad any more money than is necessary for the accident.  
     Soon Randie and Joe start to become closer and just as their relationship is taking off, a stalker sets his sights on Randie.  Penny gets a break and begins to pick up the pieces of her life after Tyler’s death.  Mary and Al are hit with a tragedy and that only strengthens their love for each other.  Jared will go to extreme measures to protect his father’s company, but soon comes to a startling realization that will change his life.
 
Review
 
**Provided ARC For Review**
 
     Once I started this book I could not put it down.  I was hit hard with the loss everyone felt and I wanted to know that everyone would be ok.  There were several parts in this book that I was screaming NOOOOO as it was killing me what was happening.  I really wasn’t sure how much tragedy I could take.  I fell for each of the characters and each time something happened, I wanted to reach out to them and tell them to keep their head up.  Yes, I know that is crazy, but that is how I felt.  
     I don’t want to give you the wrong impression, this book is not all sadness.  There are plenty of happy times for everyone.  I loved how the community seemed to be one big extended family.  No matter what anyone was facing, there was always someone around to help.
     I liked that the story kept you guessing as to what was going to happen next.  There never seemed to be a dull moment. I was happy that in the end, everyone got their HEA.  No, it wasn’t perfect as the only way to make it perfect would have been to have Tyler and Ricky alive; however, it was a good conclusion to a difficult situation.  I would highly recommend this book. 

 
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Author Bio
 
Anne lives in the wilds of Northwest Ohio splitting her time between writing and her evil night job (no, it's not what you think). When she's not writing, she's finding new TV shows to add to her already time-consuming line-up, exploring her newly discovered love of blended coffee drinks, and trying to coax her substantially less that vicious dog out from under the bed.
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Review & Giveaway - TRAGIC DESIRES by A.M. Hargrove

TRAGIC DESIRES
by
A.M. Hargrove
 
 
 

SYNOPSIS:

My name is Gemini Sheridan. At least that’s what I thought it was for 23 years. Then one day a slight adjustment on the wheel of my mountain bike set into motion a series of catastrophic events that changed my life forever. Now I’m running from the headaches that threaten to destroy me… from the assassins that threaten to kill me… from the truth that exposes who I really am… and from the man that wants to save me. Because he now owns my heart and I fear him above all others.
 
My name is Drexel Wolfe and I’m a private investigator. Nothing ever stands in the way of what I want because when I see something I just take it. All of that changed the night my life collided with Gemini Sheridan’s and now everything is one hot damn mess. And the worst part of it all is that I’m trying to save her ass and I don’t know why the hell I’m even bothering. Well, that’s not exactly true. Fact is, I can’t stop thinking about her. She’s crawled into every thought I own, asleep or awake. I have serious plans for her that include making her mine. What she doesn’t know is that when I play, I play for keeps. Nothing and no one will get in my way or stop me… not even Gemini Sheridan herself.
 
REVIEW:
 
 
**Provided ARC for Review**

      Umm, I really don’t know where to start with this one.  This book hooked me in right from the start and didn’t let go until the very last page.  Even then I was wanting more.  The book starts with Gemini doing what she loves to do, mountain biking, when disaster strikes.  She is left with a head injury that causes so much pain she begins seeking relief with illegal drugs.  When Drexel first sees Gemini his whole life changes.  He can’t explain why he is drawn to her, but knows he has to protect her.  When she is almost abducted he comes to her rescue and learns there is more than what meets the eye.  They soon come to learn that a terrorist group as well as the CIA are after Gemini for information they think she has. 

     We follow them through twist and turns as they try to uncover the mystery of why so many people want her.  During the course of the story both come to realize they love each other and would do anything to protect the other.

      I love the funny banter between Gemini and Drexel, to me it personalizes the book.  For instance, I could really picture the follow as it was taking place:     

 
“Have you ever worn night-vision goggles?” I ask.
“Sure. I wear them all the time.”
“Okay, smart-ass.” 
“Seriously? Drexel, where in the world would I wear
night-vision goggles?” 
“I don’t know. Hunting?”  She shakes her head.
“Yeah, my mom and I used to hunt big game in our backyard when I was a kid. 
Lions and tigers.  Once I even shot a wildebeest.”

 
     I love a book that can weave in suspense, mystery, love, humorous banter and a HEA altogether.  Since I don’t believe in giving out any spoilers, you will not find any of that here.  Go get your copy today, I promise you will not be disappointed!
 

Quotes:

 “Gemini, you can’t mend my broken soul.” ~ Drex

“You make me forget about the bad.” ~Gemini

 “…I want to hear you tell me you’ll love me until your heart stops beating and the sun doesn’t rise anymore, because that’s how I feel about you.” ~ Drex

“Life isn’t one-dimensional. Gem, it’s three. It’s physical, spiritual, and emotional.  I didn’t simply fall in love with you.  I fell into you and you breathed your life into me.” ~ Dex


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Review & Teaser - HARPER'S LITTLE SPITFIRE by Angel Steel


~Harper’s Little Spitfire~
Release date:
E book: March 2, 2014
 ~Synopsis~



     For the last 15 years, Sage Mathews has had her eye on one of the Harper brothers. Each time she came even remotely close to catching his eye, he ruined it by taking advantage of the closest woman around. Despite her many attempts of capturing his attention, she repeatedly ended up suffering from the pain yet again. Having been hurt for the last time, Sage decides to pull herself away from the bad boys of Laker.

   Fate had a different plan for her… Certain surprises have drawn Sage back into the path of the Harper brothers once again, this time exposing her to their interesting...predilections. Possessing secrets of her own, she is thrown into a world she never thought possible.
   One woman holds the Harper brothers' hearts in the palm of her hands, but the true bad boy for her won't allow her into his heart. Will he ever drop his guard down and finally feel the true love from a woman? Will she allow one of the Harper brothers into her heart? Or will he demolish her entirely for anyone else?

 
 
                                ~Review~
 
**Provided ARC for Review**

     Sage Mathews has been in love with the Harper brothers for 10 years.  She talks or sees them daily as they are friends, but she longs for the day that she can have what she really wishes for.  She doesn’t think they see her as anything other than a friend/little sister, until one day her eyes are opened and she gets to experience her deepest fantasies. 

     Logan, Caleb and Zeb are tired of waiting to make Sage theirs.  They only want their other brother, Mac, to come to terms with what they have always known…Sage belongs to them.  The three brothers decide it is time to show Sage how they feel and only hope she feels the same. 

     Sage can hardly believe here dreams are coming true and she only wishes the one she longed for the most would come around.  However, things don’t go as planned and Mac takes what he wants from her, leaving her broken.  It is up to the rest of the brothers to put her back together and show her how much she means to them. 

     This book is a journey to find and accept love.  I enjoyed the book and reading about the journeys each were going through in their quest to find happiness.  The story was told in the POVs of each person which I love!  While I was upset with Mac and the things he did, by the end of the book I kinda had a soft spot for him.  I hope that eventually he finds what he needs and gets his own HEA.  I loved how the Logan, Caleb and Zeb continued to show Sage how much she meant to them and how much they loved her.

      One of my favorite parts of any book is the epilogue.  That is no different here.  It gives us a look at the next book about Sage’s sister Skilyr.  I look forward to reading that book as I want her to get a HEA too!  I hope we also get additional books for Sage’s friends Brianna, Lilly and Kaidence.

     If you are looking for a book with sexy, smokin’ hot brothers and one lucky girl, you will not be disappointed in this book.  The sex scenes are flippin’ hot and make you wish you were Sage! 

 
                                ~Teaser~
 ~About Author~



She was born and bred in Australia and has lived there all her life with her wonderful husband and 4 children. She loves reading any kind of books and loves to write. She is currently writing her second book in the 'Sweet Series' and loves it.
 

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Blog Tour - TOO CONSUMED by Skyla Madi

Too Consumed
 
He wants to be with me forever… I love Seth and I can’t really picture my life without him, and he loves me too, God knows he says it enough, but I didn’t know he’s actually thinking about forever…is he even capable of forever?
 
Cover- Too Consumed
 
"Too Consumed" is book #2 of the Consumed Series.
"Consumed" is book #1 of the Consumed Series.
**Mature Content Warning** Recommended for ages 17+ due to language and sexual content. Olivia did the impossible... She tamed the over-confident Casanova, Seth Marc, turning him into a one woman Romeo. With Seth's first professional fight coming up, she does her best to keep him focused and driven...even if that means withholding sex from him. As sexual tensions rise, so do past discrepancies the couple thought buried, putting extra stress on both their romantic and professional lives. Stuck in the center of the action, Olivia and Seth fight for air as they collide face first with the tough world of professional MMA.

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Also Available, Consumed (Book #1)...
 
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Friday, February 21, 2014

Cover Reveal - WHAT IF by Bayli Lane







WHAT IF
by: Bayli Lane

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Synopsis:
For some people falling in love was a happy, glowing experience. For Briar Kelly and Arrow Donovan it was more like getting hit by a freight train.

Caring for one another was never an easy feat. They constantly fought to hold their feelings inside, not wanting to jeopardize their friendship. Then, Arrow left for the Marines, and everything changed. Briar was shattered. Arrow was hurt.

While Briar told herself she’d never let another man affect her in such a way, Arrow still remained in the forefront of her mind. For Arrow, his memories of Briar kept him alive in both of his near death experiences. When Arrow’s demons threatened to drag him under, Briar was there, pulling him from the darkness.

"What ifs" keep piling up while resentment and redemption battles continue; will Briar and Arrow be able to find their happily ever after, or will this be one war that Arrow can't win?



Release Date: MARCH 2014


Cover Desinger: Eden Crane Design

Photographer: ©MaeIDesign 

Cover Models: Ripp Baker and Laurel Marie





About the author:
Bayli Lane

Bayli Lane didn’t realize how much she loved creating a world from nothing until college. She went to Marian University where she majored in Communications but in her spare time wrote and read. Her love for reading is what really brought out her desire to create her own novel. After starting loads of stories and not finishing them, she finally decided it was time to put her passion to work. Bayli lives with her husband, Tim, in Indiana where she is probably sitting with a large cup of coffee and her computer working on her next book.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Release Day for TRAGIC DESIRES by A.M. Hargrove

     Today is the release day for A.M. Hargrove's new book, TRAGIC DESIRES.  Make sure you pick up your copy today!!



TRAGIC DESIRES Synopsis:

My name is Gemini Sheridan. At least that’s what I thought it was for 23 years. Then one day a slight adjustment on the wheel of my mountain bike set into motion a series of catastrophic events that changed my life forever. Now I’m running from the headaches that threaten to destroy me… from the assassins that threaten to kill me… from the truth that exposes who I really am… and from the man that wants to save me. Because he now owns my heart and I fear him above all others.

My name is Drexel Wolfe and I’m a private investigator. Nothing ever stands in the way of what I want because when I see something I just take it. All of that changed the night my life collided with Gemini Sheridan’s and now everything is one hot damn mess. And the worst part of it all is that I’m trying to save her ass and I don’t know why the hell I’m even bothering. Well, that’s not exactly true. Fact is, I can’t stop thinking about her. She’s crawled into every thought I own, asleep or awake. I have serious plans for her that include making her mine. What she doesn’t know is that when I play, I play for keeps. Nothing and no one will get in my way or stop me… not even Gemini Sheridan herself.

**This book is NOT part of a series, but Drexel Wolfe, the main character, was first introduced in Tragically Flawed



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A.M. Hargrove's Bio:
One day, on her way home from work as a sales manager, A. M. Hargrove, realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn't do something soon, it would quickly be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life.  So, she rolled down the passenger window of her fabulous (not) company car and tossed out her leather briefcase.  Luckily, the pedestrian in the direct line of fire was a dodge ball pro and had über quick reflexes enabling him to avoid getting bashed in the head.  Feeling a tad guilty about the near miss, A. M. made a speedy turn down a deserted side street before tossing her crummy, outdated piece-of-you-know-what laptop out the window.  She breathed a liberating sigh of relief, picked up her cell phone, called her boss and quit her job.  Grinning, she made another call to her hubs and told him of her new adventure (after making sure his heart was beating properly again).

So began A. M. Hargrove's career as a YA/NA and Adult Romance writer. Her books include the following: Edge of Disaster, Shattered Edge and Kissing Fire (The Edge Series); The Guardians of Vesturon series (Survival, Resurrection, Determinant, reEmergent and Beginnings); Dark Waltz and Tragically Flawed.

Other than being in love with writing about being in love, she loves chocolate, ice cream and coffee and is positive they should be added as part of the USDA food groups.
 
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Monday, February 17, 2014

**SALE ALERT** Room For You by Beth Ehemann is on sale for $.99!! Get your copy today!

**SALE** Room For You by Beth Ehemann is on sale for $.99!! Get your copy today!


Overview:

Four years ago, my dreams were shattered in an instant.

I tried to pick up the pieces and glue them back together the best I knew how, but something was always missing.

A father for my two girls.

But then, Brody Murphy landed on my doorstep, literally. He was a carefree, playful hockey player who barged into my life and messed with my head. He left me more confused than I had ever been.

What if the one thing I thought I needed was the only thing holding me back?

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Cover Reveal -- FOREVER CONSUMED by Skyla Madi

Coming 2014…


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SYNOPSIS

This is it.

My revenge.

I can taste it on my tongue, it's sweet and it's addictive.

I've worked way too hard to settle for second best and I will come out on top.

Seth Marc is back and training harder than ever before to redeem his loss to Don Russell. Tensions are high but stakes are higher as MMAC founder, Matt Somers, forces Seth and Don to train under the same roof.

Though Matt Somers believes it's only good fun to provoke the two for publicity, he doesn't realize just how serious the situation is.

With Olivia by his side, Seth Marc pushes himself to his limits and struggles to keep opponent, Don Russell, out of his head as they fight it out one last time.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Skyla Madi was born in the small town of Port Maquarie, New South Wales in 1993. She spent half her life growing up in Wauchope, a thriving rural town at the heart of the Hastings River Valley before making the leap to the busy city of Brisbane.

Whenever this young Australian writer isn’t changing diapers, watching cartoons, cooking for her husband or doing other motherly-wife things she is actively working on her writing and improving her writing skills.

Skyla loves to read just as much as she loves to write and since discovering that YA/paranormal romance/urban fantasy/ are her favourite genres, she has embarked on her own writing journey and is currently working on a YA series titled ‘Your Guardian Angel’.

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Cover Reveal of Cora Carmack's ALL LINED UP

     ALL LINED UP is a New Adult Contemporary Romance and is the 1st book in the Rusk University Series.  It is due to be released on May 13th, 2014 and is published by William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins 
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ABOUT ALL LINED UP:

In Texas, two things are cherished above all else—football and gossip. My life has always been ruled by both.

      Dallas Cole loathes football. That's what happens when you spend your whole childhood coming in second to a sport. College is her time to step out of the bleachers, and put the playing field (and the players) in her past.
 
But life doesn't always go as planned. As if going to the same college as her football star ex wasn’tbad enough, her father, a Texas high school coaching phenom, has decided to make the jump to college ball… as the new head coach at Rusk University. Dallas finds herself in the shadows of her father and football all over again.
Carson McClain is determined to go from second-string quarterback to the starting line-up. He needs the scholarship and the future that football provides. But when a beautiful redhead literally falls into his life, his focus is more than tested. It's obliterated.
Dallas doesn't know Carson is on the team. Carson doesn't know that Dallas is his new coach's daughter.
And neither of them knows how to walk away from the attraction they feel.
 
“Laughter + heartache + hot sexual tension = the perfect Cora Carmack book.”
—Monica Murphy
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 About Cora Carmack:
Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She's done a multitude of things in her life-- boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.


 

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Review -- The Tycoon's Revenge (Baby for the Billionaire Book One) by Melody Anne

      I fell in love with Melody Anne’s writing while reading the Surrender Series so I decided to read another one of her books.  I am not disappointed in my decision in doing so.  In The Tycoon’s Revenge we meet a wealthy Jasmine and a poor Derek as they discuss their plans to run away together and live happily ever after.  They are madly in love and want nothing else than to spend the rest of their lives together.  However, nothing is ever that simple. 
     Fast forward 10 years later and they meet once again and their roles are reversed.  Derek is now a wealthy Tycoon and Jasmine is struggling to get by.  Both are bitter with each other for the hurt they believed the other one caused and want to move on with their lives.  What Derek doesn’t know is that Jasmine is keeping a very big secret.  Once the secret is revealed, Derek demands they move in together and get married.  Jasmine agrees, although reluctantly, and does as he says. 
     Prior to their wedding they realize they still have feelings for each other, but cannot forgive the past betrayals.  Once the truth about their past is revealed, they finally get their HEA.  This is a book about true love and how nothing can break that bond.  Even when they felt they were wronged by the other, they still loved each other.  I really enjoyed Jasmine and Derek and was relieved when the truth was exposed and they got their HEA.  Now, I have to read The Tycoon’s Vacation to see if Drew gets his HEA! 


Make sure to get your copy while it's FREE:  Amazon

**Teaser Time** Finding Us by Megan Smith

    Finding Us by Author Megan Smith will release March 3rd! This is a standalone, not part of a new series.

Friday, February 7, 2014

CREE (My Way Series #1) by HJ Bellus is now LIVE!!!

     CREE was previously published as My Now & Forever, but has been picked up by Limitless Publishing and received a makeover.  It has a new cover and new title, but it is still the same GREAT story!!  I have read this book and you will not be disappointed!  It is a must read!
 
 
 
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Cover Reveal -- UNCONDITIONAL by Melody Grace

     I am pleased to bring you the cover for Melody Grace's UNCONDITIONAL!!  UNCONDITIONAL is the next Contemporary Romance novel in the Beachwood Bay Series! It is due to be released on March 18, 2014.


ABOUT UNCONDITIONAL:

Fall in love with Beachwood Bay in Melody Grace’s USA Today and internationally bestselling series!

"I’ve spent my whole life chasing perfection: perfect looks, perfect man, perfect home. But in one brutal moment, I realized it was all just a beautiful lie…"

Carina MacKenzie is fleeing from her past. Picking up the wreckage of her shattered dreams, she seeks comfort in the only place she’s ever felt safe: Beachwood Bay.

Garrett Sawyer isn’t looking to be anyone’s savior. Scarred by old betrayals, he’s sworn never to put his heart on the line again -- especially not for a damaged, high-maintenance girl like Carina. But passion knows no logic, and soon, their reckless chemistry is making him forget his bitter vows.

Two damaged hearts. The hope of true love. As their passion blazes out of control, Carina and Garrett struggle to escape their legacies of hurt. But can you ever outrun the past? And when everything is on the line, can they trust enough to build a love that's unconditional?

*This book contains adult situations and explicit content. 17+*
 
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THE BEACHWOOD BAY SERIES:

BOOK 1: UNTOUCHED (Emerson & Juliet’s story begins - free novella)
BOOK 2: UNBROKEN (Emerson & Juliet’s story continues)
BOOK 3: UNTAMED HEARTS (Brit & Hunter’s story begins - free novella)
BOOK 4: UNAFRAID (Brit & Hunter’s story continues)
BOOK 5: UNWRAPPED (Lacey & Daniel’s holiday novella)
BOOK 6: UNCONDITIONAL (Garret & Carina)

Author’s note: UNCONDITIONAL can be read as a stand-alone story, but you'll enjoy reading the other Beachwood Bay books, too.

PRAISE FOR MELODY GRACE:

"Melody Grace created fascinating characters that are simply I-R-R-E-S-I-S-T-I-B-L-E ! Her stories leave you with a big smile on your face and a heart bursting with love." - A Bookish Escape Blog

"Sizzling hot and super emotional - the perfect combo!" - NYT and USA Today bestselling Lauren Blakely

"A roller coaster ride of pure emotion... beautifully written." Blame it on the Rain Reviews

"Sexy, sweet, and swoon-worthy." - NYT Bestselling Emily Snow, author of the Devoured series.
 
ABOUT MELODY GRACE:

Melody Grace is the USA Today bestselling author of UNBROKEN and UNTOUCHED. A small-town girl turned SoCal beach-lover, she spent years with her nose in a book before deciding it was time to write them for herself. She loves bad boys, good books, and pistachio-flavored ice-cream.