Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Review & Giveaway of FORGIVING REED by C.A. Harms

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Forgiving Reed by C.A. Harms Southern Boys #1 Publication Date: October 13, 2014 


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Synopsis:

Kori suffered a great loss, one that left her feeling so desolate and alone, that she believed nothing would ever fill the void… The only thing that kept her going was the one little piece of joy she still had in her life, her baby boy, Rhett. She had no choice but to move forward and give her son the best life she could. Which meant moving back home. Except there was one problem Home was where Reed would be… The man who once held her heart, then shattered it into a million pieces. Grieving the loss of Rhett's dad, and learning to forgive those who have betrayed her, Kori was battling it all. But will she ever have the strength to forgive Reed?


Review:

Oh, my...where do I even start?  I have been a fan of C.A. Harms for a while, long before I started this blog and I seriously don't see that changing anytime soon.  It seems that with each book, her writing just keeps getting better.  She does a wonderful job of keeping the readers engaged and turning the page to see what is going to happen next.  I honestly don't know how she is going to top this one.

Reed and Kori, where do I even start?  They were high school sweethearts until he let his hormones get the best of him and cheated on her.  When Kori left for college, she never expected to fall in love again, but that is exactly what happened.  She found her HEA only to have it ripped away in one devastating moment.  Whens he moves back home, the last thing she wants is to see Reed again.

Reed knows about heartache all too well.  He knew he made a mistake back in high school and never thought he would get the chance to make it right.  He has always loved Kori, but didn't think he would ever get the chance to win her back.  When she comes back to town, he bides his time until he can see her again.  He longs for her so much he hurts.

I'm not going to lie to you, you will need lots of tissues to read this book.  I cried almost the whole time while reading...sad tears, happy tears, tears of forgiveness, tears of closure, etc.  This is such a wonderful book.  I honestly can't recommend it enough.  I was in love with it from the beginning right to the end.  You will fall in love with Reed and have a heavy heart for Kori.  I loved the ending, I promise it has a HEA, no cliffhanger!!  Don't just take my word for it, make sure to get your copy of this amazing read today, I promise you will not be disappointed!          



Excerpt:

Fourth of July weekend came quickly. I knew that only meant it was time for me to once again climb out of my shell, make an appearance to those who pitied me.
Maria insisted that I take part in the festivities. She was in charge of the food. She was making a big impression in town with her fancy cooking skills. It was her new found hobby and she was really good at it. This was her chance to gather the praise she deserved. She was able to try out some new items and get some real feedback. Oh, how the cowboys loved every little bit. I know her appearance only made it a little better on their behalf. They got to ogle her and devour her food.

I stood under the tent, placing out the new filled dishes, after the current ones were emptied. I heard someone clear their throat and I quickly looked up. Connecting immediately with a man that could still make my knees feel weak. The thought of that seemed to spike my temper and had me wanting to lash out.

“You gonna act like you hate me forever Kori? Or are we gonna move passed the fact that I was a dumb kid that made an even dumber mistake?” He stared at me directly in the eyes, waiting for my response.

I narrowed my eyes and glared, “I think I’ll just stick to hating you forever.”

I heard him chuckle as I continued to busy myself with refilling the food that was running low.

“You don’t hate me Kori…not like you say you do.”

What in the hell did he know? He had no idea how I felt. I leaned forward bracing myself against the table in front of me with both hands. I could see the smile tugging at the corners of his mouth. Cocky arrogant son of bitch thought that he had me in the palm of his hand.

“I can promise you one thing Reed.” I paused to look up over his shoulder. Connecting my vision with none other than the girl he felt was worth throwing away everything we had, all those years ago. “If the last eight months have taught me anything, it would be that life is short. I don’t plan on wasting a moment of my time on those who don’t deserve it.” His smile fell as I continued. “You, Reed, took what we had and threw it away, for a quick roll in the hay with the town slut. That was the moment I started hating you.”

I pushed up off the table causing a few of the dishes to rattle with the force.

I spun around and walked away leaving him staring after me in what I assumed was regret.



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C.A. Harms

C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn't always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict. She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time.
 
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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Cover Reveal of UNMISTAKABLE by Gigi Aceves

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SYNOPSIS:

As a child, Roxy Oliver experienced her first heartache resulting in her trusting only a few…

As a man, Cody Davis experienced many deaths while serving in the Marines; however, his greatest grief was when two of the most important people in his life died, resulting in him needing to be in control….

Both lost the same thing…

Felt the same pain….

Suffered the same fate…

The loss of LOVE.

Finally, destiny’s smiling their way as love blossoms between them. When danger comes knocking, threatening to destroy what they both hold dear, is it an unmistakable love when he’s willing to give up his life for hers, or is that control?
Isn’t it an unmistakable love when protecting him is the only choice she has, or is
that trusting no one, but herself?

So, when everything’s left broken….

Will control prevail over trust, or will forgiveness be the road that leads them to their unmistakable love…

“Love always protects, always trust, always hopes, and always perseveres.”
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Besides the births of my two children, my husband’s successful transplant is one of the most memorable moments of my crazy life! After dealing with two bouts of cancer, my husband served as an inspiration to me and my children. I’m privileged to be married and go on this crazy ride, we call life, with a man who doesn’t know the meaning of giving up.

I’m known as The Crazy Cat Lady, in the Wanted World. Am I crazy? Well, the jury is still out on that one, but I’d like to think I can make one person smile with my craziness.










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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Review of UNDONE by Amy Marie and Giveaway!!



SYNOPSIS:

Trent Decker’s life was turned upside down when Alex, his longtime girlfriend, abandoned him and their newborn son. Trying to put order back in his chaotic life, he never expects to fall for his sister’s best friend, Noelle. When another man seems to be stealing her heart, the years of holding his feelings for her inside come out. He lays it all on the line, hoping she chooses him. Noelle’s indecisiveness and an unanticipated visit from his past, causes him to take a step back and focus on making things right for his son, but can he stay away?

Noelle Grant prides herself on her life being in perfect order: a great job, great friends and the occasional fling to satisfy her needs. When her latest conquest, Jace, crashes into her life, she believes he may be the one to keep for more than just a night or two. That is until Trent, her best friend’s sexy, little brother, makes his feelings known and turns her structured world inside out. Exploring her feelings for both men adds complications and when Trent starts to pull away she believes Jace is what she needs. But is he what she wants?

Will Noelle stay with the safer choice or will she risk everything for the one who makes her come completely undone?


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I loved the first book in this series and absolutely couldn't wait for this one.  We met Noelle and Trent in the first book and could feel the tension coming from them.  Trent has been in love with his sister's best friend for years and can't stand her being with other men.  However, he is scared to take the leap and make his feelings for her know.

Noelle doesn't do relationships.  She was burned in the past and has no desire to go down that road again.  So, she gets her kicks where she can and doesn't worry about anything else.  That is until she starts to realize that Trent is more than just her best friend's brother.  He is sexy, dominant and an amazing father.

Just when Trent decides to make his love for her known, Jace walks into the picture.  Jace moved across the street from Trent and is not ashamed to make his desire for Noelle known.  He wants her and will fight to have her.

Will Trent let go and go after the woman of his dreams?  Will Noelle let go of her past and get her HEA?  Will Jace get the girl?  In order to find out, YOU HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK!!  I can't stress that enough.  Just when you think you know the answer, something happens and you are back at square one.  I couldn't help but root for Trent.  He was so sweet, lovable and vulnerable all at the same time.  The thing that got me was what he did for his ex and the mother of his son.  It goes to show that he will do whatever is necessary to take care of the people he cares about, even if that means putting his own life on hold.

This book truly has it all: angst, heartbreak, sex, hot men, love and a HEA.  Make sure to get your copy today, I promise you will not be disappointed in this book.  The author has a great writing style that sucks you right from the beginning and keeps you hanging on right to the end.  I truly loved it and I hope there are more books in this series.  I fell in love with all of the characters and I seriously need more!!!





EXCERPT:

“You need to move back more. I can only think with my lady parts if you are that close.”

He lets out a full blown laugh but moves back.

“We don’t just have us to think about, Trent. If we get together and something happens it can affect my friendship with Erin, my dinners with your family, time with Jason and your nieces and nephews. What if this doesn’t work out?”

“Noelle, please stop with the ‘what ifs’?” His frustration is starting to surface. “Can you honestly tell me that you would regret it more if we tried and it didn’t work than if we didn’t see this through at all?”

“I don’t know and I think that’s what the problem is. I need to think this through and figure all that out.” Standing up I grab my glass of wine and empty it. “I need to go.”

He follows me towards the door but grabs me just before I reach it. “You promise to think about it? Do that entire ‘pro and con’ list shit that you like to do? Weigh all the options, Noe, because I have. I would rather you and I try it out and promise to stay friends if it doesn’t than the alternative.”

“I promise to give some serious thought to this. You know I don’t do long term and I know you don’t want the short term version so just let me think,” I plead.

“Go on a date with me then. Just one. You gave Jace today, I deserve the same don’t I?” He slides his hand down my arm and clasps my fingers around his.

“Okay. Call me tomorrow and we can make plans.” I agree standing as high as my toes will allow and kiss him on the cheek. “Bye, Trent. We’ll talk tomorrow.”

“Bye, Noe.” He opens the door and grabbing my face he places the gentlest of kisses on my forehead.

Pulling my bag off my shoulder, I dig around for my keys. I don’t notice that Jace is outside leaning on his car.

“You know the window is open?” He calls out pointing towards Trent’s house.
I turn around and find the blinds pushed to the side so you can see directly into the house.

“Listen, Jace. I know what that might have looked like but…”

“You don’t have to explain it to me, Noelle. I saw you push him away.” He shoves off from his car and meets me in the middle of the street. “But I also saw you two kiss and I have to say that hurt. I just don’t understand why I feel so territorial over you. I don’t want him touching you. I should take you inside my house and erase every touch of his.”

Looking down I feel guilty. If he only knew how he touched me earlier in the night.

“Do you want him?” He asks bringing me out of my daze.

“I still don’t know,” I say with conviction looking up because I don’t have a clue.

“Do you want me?”

“I don’t know that either.”

He’s the safer choice. If things don’t work out with Jace, or he is just another notch on my long belt full of notches, there is absolutely no collateral damage. There is no possibility of losing a friend or people that I call family, and I’m attracted to Jace. I normally don’t feel so connected to someone right away besides physically but there is something about him that makes me want to know him better.

But I can’t lose Trent.

There is no denying the sexual chemistry between the two of us, and I know that we would be explosive in the bedroom. Deep down inside I’ve always wanted something with him but until today I didn’t realize it was there.

Two weeks ago I was speed dialing Chase for our monthly screw and today I’m considering changing my casual sex dating life for one of two men who are offering me more.

With a quick goodbye and a promise to call later this week, I head home to try to rid myself of this horrendous headache that has slowly seeped its way in. After I pop some medicine and take a bath I pour myself into bed.

The light from my phone blinks with waiting text messages.

Erin: Lucy, you have some ‘splainin’ to do!
Sexy Jace: Sweet dreams, sweet thing.
Trent: Choose us.

I cry myself to sleep that night knowing that soon I’m going to have to break someone’s heart…and it might be my own.






AUTHOR BIO:

Amy Marie was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago and now resides in Virginia Beach with her fantastically crazy husband and two kids.

As an avid reader, she never dreamed of writing her own novel until the characters started haunting her at night and in the shower.  Wanting to get it down on paper she set off on the journey that is more than she could have ever dreamed. 

When not writing she can be found carting her kids around, breaking up their fights, cleaning up messes, teaching Zumba, or reading. 

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Cover Reveal of SECOND CHRISTMAS: A Second Chances Epilogue by D.L. Roan

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Title: Second Christmas: A Second Chances Epilogue
Author: D.L. Roan
Genre: Erotic Romance, Ménage, Western
Release Date: November 3, 2014
   
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Join your three favorite cowboys for a very special Christmas holiday. Meet the newest members of the McLendon family, catch up with all your favorite characters from DL’s ‘When Seconds Count’ collection, and get a sneak peek at all the fun and excitement in store for their future.

HEAT WARNING: These three sexy cowboys are still very much in love with their wife, love making love with her—together—and spare no details when doing so…every chance they get. Grey McLendon still has a dirty mouth, but thanks to Gabby’s efforts he tries to keep it clean in front of their children. It doesn’t always happen. Recommended for adult readers only.

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HEAT WARNING: Second Chances is an erotic romance and contains sex, ménage, cowboys who like to talk dirty, and some violence. Oh, and absolutely no action between brothers, because that would just be awkward. Six years after the McLendon brothers lost their wife during the birth of their twins they are merely existing. Focused only on running their ranch and raising their boys, finding another woman to share their hearts with isn't even a dot on their map...until Claira Robbins drops into their family like a baby bird falling from its nest. She certainly ruffles more than a few feathers. Matt and Mason believe she is the one who will heal their hearts and their family. Their older brother Grey? He plans to live the rest of his life comfortably numb from the neck down, even if it kills him...and it just might if Claira's lethal past catches up to her. Can they convince Grey to let go of the past and give love a second chance? Or will his own haunting secret destroy what is left of their family for good?

 
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After years of schlepping for the corporate world in an endless rotation of tasteless cube farms and cold coffee, DL Roan decided to give a little attention to the sexy voices inside her head and begin anew. Whether it's ménage, action-adventure, passion-filled suspense, sexy cowboys, assassins or angels, DL's novels are sure to keep you on the edge of the page reading long into the night. She loves to hear from her fans so stop by one of her many hangouts listed here or on her website and say hello. www.dlroan.com  
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Monday, October 20, 2014

Blitz Tour of INTENSITY by C.C. Koen & Swag Pack Giveaway!



INTENSITY
Author: CC KOEN
Series: Can be read as a Standalone, but there will be a sequel
Genre: Contemporary Romance | New Adult

~ SYNOPSIS ~
What would you do to improve your life?

Twenty-one-year-old Serena Thomas is faced with a tough decision. Unable to get ahead of debt and loneliness since her grandmother’s death she finds a new job, placing the sheltered virgin in an underground escort business. She tells herself it’s just a temporary life choice, but destiny has a different plan. She meets a mysterious and gorgeous man, who happens to be her new boss. Will Serena fit in or will she be left all alone again?

Lincoln (aka: Linc) Jefferson has an unusual life. He established The Lounge, an exclusive escort club for very personal reasons. A place where the women say who, when, and what type of sex they’re willing to have. The escorts possess all the power and the money. It’s a business Linc guards at all costs. Trying to maintain the secrecy is a constant challenge and one that’s tested when he enters into a relationship with Serena. She tempts him unlike any woman, even though he’s surrounded by beauty on a daily basis. The more time they spend together the harder it is for him to keep his secrets. Will Serena stand by his side or will she abandon him?

Sparks and passion fly, taking these two on a journey neither could have expected.



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C.C. Koen writes contemporary romance with a twist. An avid reader who enjoys mystery and suspense, her stories will never be what you expect. Determined to find adventure in her dreams and life, she enjoys skydiving, sailing and any activity that challenges her. Teacher by day, romance writer at night produce an active imagination that comes to life in her writing. Intensity is her debut novel.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Blitz Tour of TALK TO ME by Stephanie Reed & Giveaway!





TALK TO ME

Author: Stephanie Reid

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Protector Series, Book #1 
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Emily Simon is a good listener. Maybe a little too good. As a professional counselor who's been unintentionally clocking hours after work with her advice-seeking friends, Emily decides it's time to hang up the counselor hat when she's out of the office and make something happen in her own life. She has just two rules: No men with emotional baggage and no risk takers.

Bryan “Mac” McAvoy is tormented by the death of a teenage boy, shot during a robbery gone wrong, and fellow police officer, Sean Simon, is convinced his sister Emily is just the person to help Mac get back his edge.

With his dangerous vocation and giant suitcase full of guilt, Emily vows to steer clear and guard her heart. But when she receives a death threat from a deranged client, she finds that Mac may be the only man who can guard her life.




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Stephanie Reid
Stephanie Reid writes contemporary romances with heart, humor, and a happily ever after. She holds a master’s degree in Human Development Counseling and enjoys using counseling theories on her fictional characters (and from time to time her husband).

A Chicago Suburbanite by birth, Stephanie now resides with her husband and three children in Central Illinois.

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Cover Reveal BROKEN PROMISES by Kelly Elliott!!



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Pain.
Hurt.
Regret.

All of these are a result from broken promises.

Love.
Joy.
Happiness.

All of these are a result from finding someone’s way.

Love has two paths, happiness and heartbreak. Sometimes those paths intertwine. Sometimes we choose the wrong path. And sometimes we’re given the second chance to pick the right path. 

Which path will Walker and Taylor go down? Only time will tell…





Teaser:

Liza turned around and the smile on her face about dropped me to my knees. Her long light brown hair was pulled up into a bun and she had a bandana wrapped around her head. My eyes traveled up and down her body as I took in the jean shorts, cowboy boots, and light pink T-shirt. Her smile faded briefly when she looked at me before she gave me a weak smile. 

I smiled as I walked up to Liza. I hadn’t felt this happy in a long time. I glanced at something hanging around her neck. When I noticed it was the ring I had given her I immediately looked down to her left hand. That’s when I saw the engagement ring. I stopped dead in my tracks. Liza let out a nervous chuckle and walked up to me and gave me a quick hug. “Hey you. It’s been what, a year?” 

I couldn’t pull my eyes from the ring. Liza was engaged? I slowly looked up into her eyes and that’s when she looked down to her hand. She quickly put her hand in her pocket and smiled. “Um…how have you been, Walker?” 

“You’re engaged?”


About the Author:

Kelly Elliott is married to a wonderful Texas cowboy who has a knack for making her laugh almost daily and supports her crazy ideas and dreams for some unknown reason...he claims it's because he loves her!
She’s also a mom to an amazing daughter who is constantly asking for something to eat while her fingers move like mad on her cell phone sending out what is sure to be another very important text message.
In her spare time she loves to sit in her small corner overlooking the Texas hill country and write.
One of her favorite things to do is go for hikes around her property with Gus....her chocolate lab and the other man in her life, and Rose, her golden retriever. When Kelly is not outside helping the hubby haul brush, move rocks or whatever fun chore he has in store for her that day, you’ll find her inside reading, writing or watching HGTV.


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