Sunday, November 30, 2014

Micah by Jo Raven cover reveal

MICAH (Damage Control #1) by Jo Raven
RELEASE DATE: Dec 16, 2014 in the Red Hot Alphas Boxset

SYNOPSIS:

There’s me: Micah Owens. Tattoo artist at Damage Control. No parents or siblings. A past that still gives me nightmares.

And then there’s her: Evangeline, the girl who saved my life and haunts my more pleasant dreams
Only she doesn’t know who I really am, and telling her might well send her fleeing for the hills. She deserves better than a loser like me. She’s pretty. She’s clever. She’s goddamn sexy and has a heart of gold.

Which is why I can’t tell her. A smile from her and I’ll do all I can to make her mine – including pretending to be someone I’m not, someone worth having.

Isn’t love weird?

This is book 1 in the Damage Control series – a series parallel to Inked Brotherhood, so that you’ll find the boys of Inked Brotherhood making appearances here, too.

MICAH is a stand-alone work. No cliffhanger.

The expected publication date is Dec 16, 2014 in the Red Hot Alphas Boxset, on all of your favorite e-book websites.

EXCERPT:

Quiet.

I ring the bell again, and when nothing happens, I check the piece of paper. I’m at the right place. Maybe Rafe made a mistake? Or maybe Micah is not in.

Just when I’m about to turn and go, I think I hear footsteps and push the paper into the pocket of my jacket. I lick my lips, my nervousness returning.

The lock creaks and the door slides open. “Yeah?” a hoarse male voice says, and I catch a glimpse of a suspicious blue eye through the opening.

“Micah? It’s me, Ev.” Oh God, this sounds so lame. I shift my weight again, my leg twinging. “I, um. I forgot my walking stick at the cafe...” I feel ridiculous addressing his eye and not even seeing his whole face. “I was hoping maybe you noticed and got it for me.”

“Ev?” His voice cracks. He turns away and coughs, and the worry gently gnawing at my insides morphs into a voracious monster.

“Are you all right?” My voice goes high-pitched, and I wince. Calm down, Ev. “That cold still hasn’t cleared up?”

“What?” He pulls the door open and leans against it, bracing one arm on the frame. One bare, muscled arm. Attached to his muscular bare chest. “Oh, the cold, yeah. I’m fine.”

Fine. “Why did you stay home if you’re fine?”

He blinks at me, a slow sweep of long lashes against high cheekbones, and I have a moment of oh-crap-I’ve-gone-too-far panic.

But he doesn’t slam the door in my face as I think he might. “Rough night,” he mutters. “Ocean said he’d cover for me at work, so I stayed home to sleep.”

Straightforward. Honest. A rough night. I want to ask what made it rough, but I think I’ve already overstepped the boundaries of our... friendship? Acquaintance?

I drop my gaze from his face, and that’s a mistake. My mind blanks a little as I realize he’s shirtless and barefoot, lounging in front of me in only a pair of gray low-hung, draw-string pants. My gaze slides back up his long legs to his narrow hipbones and a spectacular set of abs, complete with sexy divots forming a V line.

My mouth is honest-to-god watering. I tear my gaze off those lickable abs only for it to be caught by his defined pecs and then his amused sky-blue eyes.

“Is there anything I can do for ya?” he drawls lazily, and I swear my panties get wet at the raspy sound.

Well, wetter.

Which is kind of alarming. No guy has ever had such an effect on me before.

AUTHOR BIO:

Jo Raven writes New Adult contemporary romance. She loves sexy bad boys and strong-willed heroines, and divides her time between writing and reading. When not cooking up plots, she putters in her cluttered kitchen and dreams of traveling to India and Japan.

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Review: More Than Exes by Elizabeth Briggs

More Than Exes by Elizabeth Briggs

Link to buy More Than Exes (Chasing The Dream)

Story Rating: 5 out of 5

Blurb:

Keyboardist Kyle Cross may look like a bad boy with his tattoos and piercings, but he's really the good guy who's always stuck fixing his band's problems and never gets the girl. His band is competing in a college Battle of the Bands, but when their bassist doesn't show, Kyle must track her down with the help of the person he least expects: his ex-girlfriend Alexis Monroe.

Kyle hasn't seen Alexis since she dumped him in high school, and she's dropped her preppy image for fiery red hair and a bold new attitude to match. With only hours before his band goes on stage, Kyle has to be a little bad if he wants to win both the Battle and the girl he's never gotten over. But when their old problems resurface, the good guy might just get his heart broken all over again.

A stand-alone prequel novella to More Than Music.

*** New Adult romance suitable for 17+ due to mature content. ***

Review:

I loved this story for many reasons and the main reason is the character of Kyle. He is absolutely a hero beyond a shadow of a doubt. He's good looking, smart, kind, talented, and tattooed. And Kyle has a great "voice" in the story. The character of Kyle is written in the first person and it is done exceptionally well. First person is not always the easiest thing to pull off, but Elizabeth Briggs writes first person really well. (And BTW I loved that Kyle knew who Joy Division is!)

Now the story here is not very complicated but it works. These aren't a bunch of college kids trying to save the world. They're trying to survive a battle of the bands with a rogue band member though. But regardless, the story line is entertaining and I was rooting for Kyle and Alexis to get back together because it was very obvious they are hot as hell together.

After reading this I would definitely be interested in reading more from Ms. Briggs and I would recommend this if you're looking for something light and fun and sexy.

Reviewed by Elizabeth

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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Intense 2 anthology cover reveal

Title: Intense 2 ( A Collection of books from some of today's bestselling authors) 

Release Date: December 1st

Synopsis:

One book from one bestselling author is exciting, but when you put ten all together what you get is something more.

Something Intense.

Intense 2 is a collection of stories from ten authors who bring their A game every time they sit down with a blank page. Combined together you get a limited edition read jam-packed with passionate encounters, powerful alphas, and romance that will keep you warm at night.

This is a must read for any romance reading, page turning book addict. Download it now before it’s gone!

This collection includes:

Cambria Hebert - Text (novel)

Julie Richman - Bad Son Rising (novel)

Tijan Meyer - Brady Remington Landed Me In Jail (novel)

Ilsa Madden-Mills - Very Wicked Things (novel)

Eliza Lund - The Agreement (novel) / Drake Restrained (novella)

Liv Morris - Love Handles Club (novella)

J.l. Mac - Reach Me (novella)

Author Kailin Gow - The Blue Room (novella) / Heat (novella)


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Duality Principle by Rebecca Grace Allen book tour and contest

The Duality Principle by Rebecca Grace Allen

Sometimes A + B = O. Yes. Oh, yes. Just like that.

Gabriella Evans’s life exists in terms of logic and definitions. She’s holed up in Portland, Maine, for the summer to work on her PhD thesis, but something is screwing up her concentration: the rumble of a motorcycle every time the embodiment of her rough-and-tumble fantasies rides down her street.

When her best friend talks her into a blind date, she finds herself out with the opposite of her fantasy. He’s polite and well-mannered, yet something behind his crisply tailored shirt doesn’t add up—a rebellious gleam in his eye that piques her curiosity.

Orphaned at fifteen, Connor Starks has finally put the years of failing grades, breaking laws and breaking hearts behind him. The only holdover? His penchant for getting down and dirty in public places. But Gabriella makes him want to prove he’s become a better man.

Nothing intrigues Gabriella more than a problem she can’t solve. But the more Connor tries to bury his past, the more determined she is to uncover it. And what she finds makes all her trusty logic begin to fail her…

Warning: This book contains a summer romance, dirty talk, dockside kissing, motorcycles and tattoos. Features a rebellious nerdy girl with an appetite for outdoor sex and light spanking, and a bad boy who’s turned good…or at least he’s trying.


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Author Interview:

Please start by telling us a little about yourself (education, jobs, significant other, children, pets, etc.)
First of all, thanks so much for inviting me! I’m excited to be here. A little about me: I have a Bachelor of Arts in English with a double concentration in Creative Writing and Literary Comparison, as well as a Master of Science degree in Elementary Education, both of which seemed like good ideas at the time. After stumbling through careers in entertainment, publishing, law and teaching, I’ve returned to my first love: writing. I’m a caffeine addict and a gym rat, and I live in upstate New York with my husband, two parakeets, and a cat with a very unusual foot fetish.

Tell us about your latest New Adult book and what inspired you to write it.
The best description of my debut novella, The Duality Principle, is that it’s about math, sex and motorcycles. It’s about Gabriella Evans, a PhD candidate who is trying to tell herself she can’t be a career-driven, focused mathematician and still long for hot sex with a careless, rough-and-tumble bad boy, and Connor Starks, an orphaned son of two drug addicts who spent years breaking laws and breaking hearts. He’s tried to put his past behind him, the only holdover being his penchant for getting down and dirty in public places, but meeting Gabriella makes him want to prove he’s become a better man.

My inspiration for the book came a few years ago when I was going to a local street fair. I was crossing the street and noticed that a man on a motorcycle very subtly watching me. There was just a hint of his helmet turning as he followed my moves. From there I was imagining a world where a man and woman had an encounter like that – if he followed her back somewhere and took off his helmet, how sweaty his face would be underneath it and what would happen between them. It inspired the first scene in The Duality Principle, and a very smutty one near the end. ;-)

The New Adult genre is fairly new. What's your definition of it? How does it differ from Young Adult or just regular Adult books?
The NA genre actually didn’t even exist yet when I first started this story! I suppose my definition is that it’s a transitional genre wherein the characters are moving into making the first important decisions of their adult lives. One thing I particularly like about this genre is that because the characters are younger, the love story doesn’t have to end in a proposal of marriage, as is the typical in the adult romance novel. In NA, readers are often left with a “happily for now,” which is sometimes a much more satisfying and realistic ending.

Do you belong to any critique groups and/or do you have other people read your work as you're writing it? Who's brutally honest and who's a cheerleader? Which do you prefer?
I spent a year workshopping a different novel with the Writer’s Collective critique group, and found it an incredibly valuable experience. From there I formed a group of friends, both readers and writers, and I absolutely rely on their feedback. To be honest, I need both brutal honesty and cheerleading, especially when both kinds of feedback come together. Sometimes something isn’t working and you need someone to tell you that. Then you need someone to help pick you up off the floor, wipe your tears and get your butt back to the computer!

What are your all-time favorite authors/books?
In regular fiction, some of the stories I have loved are The Distance from the Heart of Things by Ashley Warlick, A Separate Peace by John Knowles, anything Shakespeare and of course Harry Potter. My long time YA favorite author is Maggie Stiefvater, and my favorite NA book is The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay. As for romance, I could go on and on, but I’m a big fan of Charlotte Stein, Ruthie Knox, Katie Porter, and Kit Rocha.

Do you outline before you write or just dive head-first into a manuscript? Do you maintain a schedule for writing, or is it more haphazard?
I love my label maker, so that should tell you how organized I am! I always outline before I start writing. I need to know where I’m going, although I don’t always stay on that path. Sometimes the best ideas come when I veer off what I’ve planned, but I need to know that where Point A and Point B are. My writing schedule is pretty consistent, since I balance it with other things I’m doing part time. It’s like working out – if I only fit it in where I can and don’t make time for it, I won’t do it!

Where do you do your best writing? (Ex: desk in your office, public library, under a tree in the park, in front of a Real Housewives TV marathon, etc.) Do you like music or some other background noise, or do you need quiet?
I have a home office and do most of the work that needs deep concentration in there. It’s got purple walls and a hammock chair, and is generally my happy space! But it is sometimes hard to work in a vacuum, and I’m always surprised at the ideas I get when I venture out. I will people watch when the weather is nice, generally at coffee shops, and will jot it down whenever I get an idea. Sometimes I get the best ideas at the gym though. There’s something about having my mind freed up and my concentration completely in my body that helps some really great little tidbits bubble through.

What are the best and worst parts of writing a book?
For me, the best parts of writing a book are when you get that great idea, and when it’s finally polished and ready to go. The worst, or maybe most difficult part, is when you get stuck. I don’t mean writer’s block. I mean when something is wrong, either the characterization or the plot, and I can’t see my way out of it. I just hit that with my current manuscript, and that’s when it’s great to have critique partners that can look at my work objectively and help me figure out what to do next.

When you're driving and you have a sudden, brilliant idea for the new manuscript you're working on, what do you do? (Ex: pull over and fire up the laptop, keep driving while scribbling on a McDonald's bag, tell Siri, etc.)
I use the Notes app on my phone for that, and I’ll try to pull over or at least wait until a red light. I’d hate to be writing down that amazing idea while I’m driving and end up rear-ending someone in the process!

Imagine you have a whole day free for shopping. Where do you go? (Mall, unique boutiques, flea market, antique shops, bookstore, home improvement store, etc.)
The day might be free, but who is paying for it? Hah! Well, I do have a shoe fetish, so I’d probably head over to the department store and try on a ton of gorgeous shoes. Next would be Barnes and Noble, because there is just something about being surrounded by books and the people who love them that is so inspiring. I’d have to hit Bed, Bath and Beyond on the way home because I always have a gazillion coupons and there’s usually some great knick-knack I didn’t know I needed there. And once I’m home I might spend a little time on TheStockroom.com or DeTailsToys.com to add to hubs’ and my collection. ;-)

What are the top 5 titles in your Netflix queue? (Be honest.) Or if you don't have a Netflix queue, which books are on your bedside table? (Again, be honest.)
I don’t have Netflix! (I know, I’m in the Stone Age.) My nightstand has all the copies of Women’s Health magazine that I haven’t read yet, because they are much more likely to put me to sleep than the latest racy novel I’ve got in my kindle!

Do you prefer to read ebooks or print?
I prefer ebooks because I like the instant gratification of hearing about a book, clicking “buy” and having it appear in my e-reader. That being said, there are times I will buy a book if I know the author, or if it’s a special book that I’d really like to have a hard copy of. I take a lot of notes when I’m reading and it’s much easier to highlight in my kindle than it is to put sticky notes in a regular book. I hate underlining – I like leaving my books pristine!

Where is your favorite place in the world?
I grew up spending my summers on the seashore of southern Maine. There is a spot at the Footbridge Beach in Ogunquit that is my favorite. It’s at the apex of a bridge that crosses the sand dunes, and you can hear the seagulls, the rushing waves and the kids playing as you’re climbing it. As a child, there was so much anticipation in me as I ascended that bridge, knowing how much fun waited on the other side. Now I find the ocean very calming. It centers me, grounds me, and reminds me there is a world out there so much bigger than myself. Whenever I take a trip out there, I make sure to stand in that spot for a few minutes and just breathe. (And then, well, there’s always the sexy lifeguards!)

Do you have any advice for people who want to write a book?
Learn your craft, don’t be afraid of constructive criticism, and don’t give up!

AUTHOR BIO: 

Rebecca Grace holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a double concentration in Creative Writing and Literary Comparison, which seemed like a good idea at the time. After stumbling through careers in entertainment, publishing, law and teaching, she’s returned to her first love: writing. A self-admitted caffeine addict and gym rat, she currently lives in upstate New York with her husband, two parakeets, and a cat with a very unusual foot fetish.

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Faithless by K.B. Nelson cover reveal and a contest

Faithless Serial (Part 1-3) by K.B. Nelson
Publication date: December 2014

Synopsis:

She's a stripper. He's a preacher. Her name's Faith, and he's been faithless since the day she went away. 
Faith Richards knows she'll never be able to outrun her demons, but she's not looking for absolution. She's looking for release. When she's forced to return home by circumstances she'd rather not discuss, she runs straight to Noah. The only boy that could ever make her feel alive. The only boy who ever truly broke her heart. The only boy who could possibly save her from herself.

But Noah isn't a boy anymore... 
Noah Parker is a man torn, fighting to understand his place in this world after his latest run-in with tragedy. Everyone he's ever loved has left him, either on a greyhound bus or in a casket. He no longer believes the words he preaches and his life hangs in the balance of honesty. Reuniting with Faith might be the only thing that can save him, but based on their tumultuous history, it's more than likely it'll destroy him.

Faithless is the story of two broken people searching for the impossible: a love strong enough to put the pieces of their broken hearts back together. Their romance is forbidden. Their love is undeniable. Their lives hang in the balance. And when their world begins to burn to the ground, they'll be faced with one impossible decision: can they live with who they've become? 
Release Dates:
Part One - December 7th - Pre-Order Link - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PXDFU72
Part Two - December 21st
Part Three - January 4th


AUTHOR BIO:

I grew up on a farm in Ohio, but that's not very interesting, is it? When I'm not writing you can find me doing one of two things; getting lost on highways or getting lost in the lives of fictional characters. If my heart had two feet, one foot would be in romance and the other solidly in geekdom. I hope you'll all follow me on my journey through this carnival they call life.I promise there will be a happy ending.

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The Token 8: Kiki by Marata Eros book tour and contest

The Token 8: Kiki by Marata Eros
(The Token #8)

Synopsis:

One Promise.
Kandace “Kiki” King lives a dream life. Rising above the ashes of a neglected childhood, she’s graduated from a prestigious Seattle university to obtain her pre-law degree. Her best friend, Faren, has overcome tragedy and found her happily ever after.
Kiki’s not looking for love.
The Lie.
Love has other plans. After Thorn’s revelation about the ties of their past, Kiki feels as though she’s been set adrift. When Mick McKenna’s billionaire friend shows interest, she dismisses him. Her exotic dancing paid for her lifestyle. What does Chet Sinclair know about sacrifice and hard work?
A Truth.
Until they discover a similar appetite. For the first time in her life, Kiki feels helpless against the pull of a sexuality she doesn’t understand, couldn’t anticipate, yet hungers for. Will she allow herself to succumb to what Chet Sinclair offers?
Or is the oath she made to herself in danger of being broken?


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AUTHOR BIO: 

Marata Eros (a pen name for Tamara Rose Blodgett), is the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author of A Terrible Love. Marata has more than thirty-five titles in multiple genres including Dark Fantasy, Dark Romance as well as her highly successful Dark Erotica series.

Marata lives in South Dakota with her husband, children and fur kids. She is an ardent reader of many genres. Tamara enjoys interacting with her readers via Twitter, blog and newsletter as often as possible. Please stop by and say hi :)

Website: http://marataeroseroticaauthor.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @MarataEros
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Sunday, November 23, 2014

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Accepted by Coleen Lahr book tour and contest

Accepted by Coleen Lahr

Synopsis:

Ashley Smith spent her life being shipped from one family member to the next. When Ashley’s estranged father dies, she finally has the money to go to college and the chance to find a place where she belongs.

Within days, Ashley has found the one thing she’s always longed for – a family. She may have even found love. There’s only one problem. Ashley likes Colin…a lot, but so does Randi, and everyone likes Randi. Randi’s approval is the single easiest way to belong. Falling in love with Randi’s crush is the single easiest way to find oneself on the outside for the next three years.

When Ashley arrived at college, she never dreamed she’d find this kind of happiness. Will she allow herself to hold on to this happiness, and Colin, or will her fear of losing her friends, the only friends she’s ever known, dictate her actions?


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AUTHOR BIO: 


Coleen writes young adult novels, loves running, rock music, the shore, daisies and bread.

When Coleen's not plotting or writing her next book, she can be found making sandwiches in her family's restaurant, running (but mostly walking) Disney marathons, reading any book she can get her hands on and playing with her adorable kid. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, daughter, two dogs and lizard.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Infinity & Infinity Unleashed by Sedona Venez cover reveal

Infinity & Infinity Unleashed by Sedona Venez
(Valkyries: Soaring Raven #1 & 2)

Synopsis Infinity: 


Infinity is a superstar singer, who has always had everything at her fingertips—until her world unravels. Her foretelling dreams have haunted her, and a part of her believes them to be true.

Although a preternatural world filled with vampires, wolves, tiger-shifters, and Valkyries surrounds her, Infinity doesn't know that others are after her or that any of them even exist. They want her for the ultimate power that she can give them, yet she doesn’t realize the extent of the force she holds within herself.

When the truth of her dreams comes to light, Infinity risks losing not only her own life, but also the lives of those she’s always loved.

In a war between the supernatural beings, there is no telling who will survive.

***WARNING: Infinity is intended for mature audiences. Recommended Reading Age 18+***

Synopsis Infinity Unleashed: 


As the war between supernatural beings is brewing, Infinity awakens in the midst of her kidnapping. Instead of facing her captor, she meets someone who takes her into the past where she learns secrets that change everything she’s always known.

After recently discovering that vampires, wolves, tiger-shifters, Valkyries, and otherworldly entities exist around her, Infinity must quickly adapt to her new reality while facing the fact that she no longer knows who she can trust. 

Each species wants her, but there’s only one person she is meant to be with…and he might be the only one she loses forever. 

***WARNING: Infinity Unleashed is intended for mature audiences. Recommended Reading Age 18+***

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AUTHOR BIO: 

Sedona Venez is the New Adult romance author of the following series: Dirty Secrets, Credence Curse, and Valkyries: Soaring Raven. She’s a NYC girl (go Brooklyn!) with a slight obsession with her iPad, Pinterest, Pawn Stars, and Face Off. Her love of music, tattoos, rockers, and alpha men inspires her novels. She also writes as T.L. Clarke. You can find out more about Sedona and her novels by visiting http://www.sedonavenez.com

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Stargazer by Sunniva Dee book tour and a contest

Stargazer by Sunniva Dee
(Halos #2)

Synopsis:

I’m Luna, and I’ve been in the Twilight Zone since I moved in with my sister and her boyfriend.

I sense their secrets in every corner of the house.

Gabriel is eerily beautiful, and his personality disturbingly perfect, while Gaia’s inexplicable PTSD and mood swings bounce her between bliss and despair.

Until Gabriel’s brothers pay a visit.

Cassiel…

He’s the night to his brother’s day. He’s sex personified and the devil in one hell of a stunning package. It’s been years since I last saw him, but this man makes me burn. He hooks me with his touch. Enthralls me with those oddly simmering eyes. He pierces my soul with his knowing smirks, and I am losing myself in him.

Ka…

With pearlescent hair and spring green eyes, he crashes into my world. I thought this crazy, beautiful man could mend my bleeding heart. Make things recognizable again—normal. Instead he pulls me from the embers and feeds me to the open fire.
College life. Is this what everyone goes trough?

AUTHOR BIO: 

I write New Adult fiction with a paranormal twist and don’t shy away from romance and heart-wrenching passion when necessary.

I moved from Norway to the United States in 2001, and the first awesome five years I spent in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles. Then I read “The Book,” aka Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, which spurred my husband and me to move cross country to beautiful Savannah, Georgia.

I’m currently on my seventh year in the Deep South, where I enjoy the heat and the humidity. Besides writing, I spend my time with our “petting zoo” as in an opinionated parrot, a herd of cats that are experts on keyboard shortcuts, and puppies that…uh, bark.

I hold a Master’s degree in languages, with concentrations within literature and linguistics. I taught at college level for a decade before settling in as a graduate adviser at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Writing is my passion, my joy, and my addiction. When I’m not writing, I read.
Shattering Halos is my debut novel, and its standalone sequel, Stargazer, is due out later this year.

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Tryst by Alex Rosa cover reveal and contest

Tryst by Alex Rosa
Publication date: March 17th 2015

Synopsis:

In this sensational New Adult debut by Alex Rosa, boyfriends are too much trouble. So what’s the harm in a little fun?

With an abusive relationship behind her, Skyler moves out of her Orange County apartment, changes her phone number, cuts ties with her friends, and moves in with her brother Josh, a talent agent with a spare room in his incredible house in Hollywood.

Josh is happy to take Skyler under his wing, but he has one rule: she can’t sleep with his roommate, Blake. That’s fine by Skyler. She doesn’t want a man in her life right now—and certainly not cocky Blake who’s with a different girl every night. But his all-American boy charm and his ripped model physique are difficult to refuse. Josh will never know if no one ever tells him. And a little secret now and then never hurt anyone…


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AUTHOR BIO: 


When Alex Rosa isn’t scouring city parks or cafes to write, she is most likely trying to convince her friends to join her on her next adventure. A sufferer of wanderlust, she is always looking for a new mountain to climb, a canyon to hike, or a plane to board. Her résumé consists of coroner, zoo worker, and most recently executive assistant, but she finds her home amongst words, whether it is in books or in film. Her obsessions are on the brink of bizarre, but that’s just the way she likes it. 

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Review: Kitsune: Crimson Moon by Justin Conley and David D. Haynes IV

Kitsune: Crimson Moon by Justin Conley and David D. Haynes IV


Story Rating:  1 out of 5

Kitsune: Crimson Moon is the first novella in a series that follows Detective David Hamada as he investigates the murders of young women in Tokyo's Shinjuku ward. In the course of his investigation, Hamada runs afoul of a number of criminals who run the local strip club. Meanwhile, a sort of shape-shifting avenging angel is busy killing those same criminals, which makes Hamada's job at once both easier and harder.

On its surface, this book should have a great deal to recommend it, including mystery, supernatural elements, and plenty of sex. Unfortunately, it falls down in the execution right from the first page.

Full disclosure: This reviewer is a teacher who frequently reminds her students about the importance of carefully editing assignments before they're turned in. My students sometimes complain that since I don't teach English, I shouldn't deduct points for grammar, spelling, sentence structure, and punctuation mistakes. My reply is that they can have the greatest ideas in the world, but if their readers are distracted by mistakes in the writing, no one will take those ideas seriously. That's true whether you're talking about an English paper or a chemistry lab report – or a crime novella set in Japan.

Parts of Crimson Moon are evocative and engaging, but many more parts are jarring and hard to read because of grammatical errors and overall sloppy editing. This isn't true on just a few pages, either. It persists throughout the entire book. For instance, the second paragraph contains this sentence:
            The killer deemed the Monster had a proclivity to go after young schoolgirls and commit the acts so sick that mind could not conceive.
By page 41, things hadn't improved. The third paragraph reads:
            "You think I'm afraid of dying," Ichiro exploded in laughter?

The errors were distracting and prevented the reader from being able to fully focus on the story. Which brings up concerns with the story itself. It's full of graphic sex and sadistic murders, which aren't everyone's cup of tea. Maybe it should come with a warning label. It's also unclear why this book was sent to a New Adult book review site. Most New Adult books feature main characters between the ages of about 18 to 25 dealing with problems that people that age often address. Things like getting through college, finding that first job, or having to buy an ugly bridesmaid's dress are common themes. In this book, the only people from 18 to 25 appear to be the dead girls, and their problem is that they've been killed by sadistic members of the Japanese mob. Fortunately that's an uncommon experience for most New Adults.


Reviewed by Amanda

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Don't Let Me Fall by Briana Pacheco book tour and a contest

Don’t Let Me Fall by Briana Pacheco

Synopsis:

A New Adult romance stand-alone novel.
I don’t want to be here.
When you lose the one person that was your whole life, you’ll understand. For me, it was my best friend, Alice. We spent every second of every day together. We planned a life. I was actually living. I was happy.
Now, it’s just gone.
And I’m still here. Lonely. A tatted up body with an empty soul.
Getting inside of my head won’t be pretty. I’m warning you now that you won’t like me. I hate people besides my family. I hate everything around me. I just want to be alone. And I HATE how Logan Mercer doesn’t understand that. He’s everywhere; getting inside of my head, kissing me when he shouldn’t be, messing everything up, and trying to get me to open up. He’s making me crazier than I already am. Why do I need to talk about my life? Why does he even care?
Why doesn’t anyone understand that I don’t want to get attached to people? I don’t want to get fixed.
I want to be alone.
I want to be free.
I want to fly.
My name is Rebeckah Lennox and this is my story…of how I fell.

WARNING: Due to heavy subject matter, strong language, possible triggering descriptions of self-harm and some sexual situations this book is not recommended for anyone under the age of 17.


AUTHOR BIO: 

Briana Pacheco hates referring to herself in third person so let’s start off with I’m the author of the Enough Trilogy, Don’t Let Me Fall, and many more books to come in the future. I’m from Boston and a wannabe explorer so one day I’ll travel the world. So far, that’s only happening when I write but I’m not giving up just yet. I love coffee, music and books, and I have an obsession with tattoos and accents. Sadly, I have neither so I make my characters have them instead. I’m an avid reader and if I’m not writing, you’ll find me with a book (or Kindle) in my hands. I love hearing from readers about anything so please don’t be shy and stalk me.

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VIP by Riley Edgewood book tour

VIP by Riley Edgewood
(Rock & Release, Act #1)

Synopsis:

VIP is the first act of Rock & Release, Riley Edgewood's three-part new adult romance serial!

When Cassidy Evans scores VIP tickets to a concert, she decides to use them for one carefree night before beginning a summer internship at her father’s Fortune 500 company. But one carefree night turns into a few too many martinis—with two unexpected twists: A steamy encounter with Gage Logan, sexy singer and guitarist, and a tempting job offer from Gage's boss to work at the concert venue she now knows quite intimately.

She definitely can't take the job. Her internship is an opportunity any business major would kill for. But the thought of working with her father, a man furious with grief over a family tragedy that struck six months ago, fills her with dread.

Then there's Gage. Working with him all summer could be hot. Cassidy can't stop flashing back to their night together. Molten kisses. His hands smoothing across the skin of her belly. The weight of his body above her own…

And suddenly the decision about how to spend her summer is much, much harder to make.
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VIP (Rock & Release, Act I) is out now!! The final two acts of the Rock & Release serial, Starstruck and Show Stopper, launch on December 1 and December 15, respectively. 


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AUTHOR BIO: 

Riley lives in the DC area and spends most of her time with her characters, playing with her toddler and husband, and pretending she knows how to be an adult. Former dancer. Current writer. Lifelong lover of accessories, books, and the beach. And cats. Can't forget the kitties. Of which she has two.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Surviving Us by Erin Noelle book tour and a contest

Surviving Us by Erin Noelle

Surving Us FOR WEBTwo survivors. Two weeks. One awakening. When Bristol Criswell travels to St. Lucia for an Enduring Life retreat, she hopes to discover encouragement and support from like souls. A vacation fling is the furthest thing from her mind, especially not with a cocky-mouthed, arrogant jerk like Davis McKay. But when it becomes evident she can't deny the magnetic attraction between the two, she gives in to her desires, and for the first time in her life, learns the difference between simply living and truly feeling alive. As their time in paradise quickly comes to an end, will her heart be able to withstand another devastating loss when it's time to say goodbye, or will their connection be strong enough to survive the real world? Death brought them together, but love will give them a reason to live. **This book is a full-length, stand alone novel that is not a part of a series**

Excerpt:

IT TAKES EVERYTHING I have not to smile as I watch Bristol throw her little fit. Knowing that she came by my place last night, and she’s jealous because she thinks I was there with another chick, makes my ego swell and my cock hard.

Once she’s finished digging her finger into my stomach and calling me a dick—which I usually am, but surprisingly don’t want to be one around her; I refuse to ask myself why this is—I do exactly what I’ve yearned to do since the moment I laid eyes on her. I claim her perfectly pouty lips with mine in demanding, caveman-esque fashion, hoping every person on this beach understands the statement I’m making.

I’m not sure if her ‘friend’ from last night is even out here, but I hope to God he is, because as a guy, I know with certainty the way he looked at her wasn’t how a big brother should look at his little sister. Ever. The way his eyes roamed up and down her body, how his hand splayed out on her bare back, holding her close to him, and the way he called her ‘baby girl’, all said plenty about his true intentions. I’m not usually one to cock-block, especially knowing the reason he’s even here is because something really fucked up has happened in his life, but I’ll be damned if he’s getting anywhere near Bristol while we’re here. She’s mine.

Her lips part with no resistance as the tip of my tongue requests entrance, finally allowing me to savor the taste of her sugary sweetness. My hands glide around her jaw to the back of her neck, fingers threading through her silky hair as I continue to explore her mouth, our tongues curling around one another’s in an effortless, synchronized movement.

She moans into my mouth, a direct command for my cock to stand at full-attention, and suddenly, I no longer want these other people around us. They’re the only reason I’m not laying her flat on her back in the sand right now and devouring every inch of her body, like I’d promised her I’d do. And based on the way she’s digging her nails into my shoulders and not-so-subtly pressing her body into mine, I’m pretty sure it’s what she wants too.

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Author Bio:
erin noelle

Erin Noelle is a Texas native, where she lives with her husband and two young daughters. While earning her degree in History at the University of Houston, she rediscovered her love for reading that was first instilled by her grandmother when she was a young child. A lover of happily-ever-afters, both historical and current, Erin is an avid reader of all romance novels. In 2013, she published the Book Boyfriend Series, which included books Metamorphosis, Ambrosia, Euphoria, and Timeless, and recently published When the Sun Goes Down, a contemporary romance novel. Her books have been a part of the USA Today Bestselling list and the Amazon and Barnes & Noble overall Top 100.
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Hurricane by R.J. Prescott cover reveal

The Hurricane by R.J. Prescott 

Publication date: February 16th 2015
Synopsis:

Emily McCarthy is living in fear of a dark and dangerous past. A gifted mathematician, she is little more than a hollow, broken shell, trying desperately to make ends meet long enough to finish her degree.

Through an unlikely friendship with the aging, cantankerous owner of an old boxing gym, Em is thrown into the path of the most dangerous man that she has ever met.
Cormac “the Hurricane” O’Connell is cut, tattooed and dangerous. He is a lethal weapon with no safety and everyone is waiting for the mis-fire. He’s never been knocked out before, but when he meet Em he falls, HARD. Unlike any other girl he’s ever met, she doesn’t want anything from him, but just being around her makes him want to be a better person.

They are polar opposites who were never meant to find each other, but some things are just worth the fight.


AUTHOR BIO: 

I was born in Cardiff, South Wales although I left to study law at the University of Bristol, England. Four weeks before graduation I fell in love, and stayed. Ten years later I convinced my crazy, wonderful fire fighter husband to move back to Cardiff with me where we live with our two equally crazy sons. Juggling work, writing and family doesn’t leave a lot of time, but curling up on the sofa with a cup of tea and a bar of chocolate for family movie night is definitely the best part of my week. “The Hurricane” is my debut New Adult Novel.

Chancing on You by Melinda Ellen book tour

Chancing On You by Melinda Ellen

Synopsis:

I had a plan.
It was a good one as far as plans go but like everything in my life, it went to shit.
My name’s Hope Andrews and I’m an orphan.
I’ve been trying to find my place in the world for the past seventeen years but it’s not that easy. Especially when I get homed with scum like my current foster carers who prefer to get high rather than giving a shit about me.
I thought I had my plan all figured out. Sing, earn some money and then high tail it out of there on my eighteenth birthday. Then he waltzed into my life and turned it upside down. I felt things I’d never felt before. He infuriated me, messed with me and yet my body reacted to his presence regardless. But like all things, there’s an ending.

I had a plan.
No relationships. Forget my past.
My name’s Jaxon Broad and my plan went to shit as soon as I laid eyes on her.
She reminded me of everything that I was trying to forget – a past that haunted me. Just when I thought she was the light to my darkness, it was all ripped away. Like all things, there’s an ending.
But with endings, there’s always a new beginning. They just had to discover it.
*Due to sexual content, graphic language and drug references this book is intended for readers 17+*


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AUTHOR BIO:

Melinda Ellen resides in Australia, living out her days by the beach. When she's not reading, she's writing, when really she should be working. It's addictive. It's a passion that has stemmed from her teenage years when she started off writing poetry and short stories. Now she's taken a chance and released her debut novel Chancing On You, and hopefully many more to come.

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Jaded Little Lies by Christina Channelle cover reveal

Jaded Little Lies by Christina Channelle
(Four Letters, #1)

Synopsis:

What do you do when the love of your life is halfway across the world?

If you’re Jade Reamer, you fill that void with writing depressing song lyrics, hanging out with asshole exes, and re-reading your dead best friend’s diary (morbid, anyone?). But she’s got a lot to deal with—getting to know her biological family, for one. Not to mention getting through her first year of university without her best friend, Nina, by her side.

Then there are the men in Jade’s life. Her ex, Connor, has baggage coming out of his ass since the car accident. Her brother, Bryn, thinks stifling who he really is while pretending everything’s okay … is okay. When that’s far from the truth. And Reed? Reed decides the best way for Jade to deal with his absence is to get her a dog. And when he finally comes back?

Well, things aren’t exactly the same.

Deciphering between love and hate is the least of Jade’s problems …those four letter words are getting more and more complicated. Especially when she and Reed are keeping secrets from each other. Because as she forms new relationships and rekindles old ones, an unexpected surprise has got Jade’s mouth spewing lies on top of the usual curse words.
But little white lies won’t hurt anybody, right?

AUTHOR BIO:

A dreamer, Christina Channelle holds two degrees in health sciences but has always had a passion for writing. You will find her reading other young adult novels, or concocting a new story on her computer. A TV junkie, she has a close relationship to many characters, both fictional and real. Christina may or may not have an addiction to sushi and coffee. She resides in Ontario, Canada.
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