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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Spotlight + Excerpt + Giveaway: Elemental Magic Series by Brynna Curry

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EEEarth Enchanted
Elemental Magic #1

Blurb: 
Writer Liv Corrigan has the worst luck with men -- her telepathy tends to make them run for the hills. When she meets widower and ex-cop Jack Roarke, she decides to keep her talent hidden. Things are looking up until their third date crashes and burns as the man who murdered Jack’s wife turns out to be after him too.

Injured, Jack retreats with Liv to his house under armed guard. But with Liv’s mysteries rapidly coming unraveled, a diamond-thief killer to stop and passion in the air, the safe house is anything but safe for their hearts!

The Confession by Marquita Valentine (Review)

We have arrived to the conclusion of the The Request Trilogy. All is revealed in The Confession.

Now when we last left off, Roman was practically dead. Of course, we were left hanging. How could Marquita do that to use. Fortunately, at the beginning of The Confession we find out Roman is not dead. However, he has a mess to clean up and save the woman he loves.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Mark My Words Release Day: Unstoppable by Melody Grace





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Book Title: Unstoppable
Author: Melody Grace
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: September 19, 2014

“My daddy always told me, you could never run out of second chances…”

Tegan Callahan has sworn off bad boys for good. Growing up on tour with her rock star brother, she knows first-hand the damage they can do. She’s looking for a nice, safe, stable guy – until a chance encounter with a devastatingly sexy stranger makes her question everything she thought she wanted.

A troubled soul…

Ryland James arrives in Beachwood Bay on the run from his mistakes. He knows he’s the last thing Tegan needs, but somehow, he can’t stay away. There’s something about her fierce beauty that draws him in – and makes him vow to protect her, whatever the cost.
A passionate destiny…

Their bond is undeniable; the stakes, higher than ever. But the past won’t stay gone forever, and soon, Ryland must make the ultimate choice: will he risk everything he treasures in the world, or keep Tegan safe – and sacrifice her love forever?


*This book contains adult situations and explicit content. 17+*

Arr, It's Talk Like a Pirate Day: A Swashbuckling List of Reads


Ahoy there mateys, it's talk like a Pirate Day. For the past couple of years I have totally forgotten about this day till it was too late. So, this year I made sure I remember this day. You have to admit that saying some of those are kind of fun. If you would like to know more lingo than arr and avast me matey you can checkout the Pirate Dictionary or look for yourself. Anyway, I guess I should share some swashbuckling tales with you. Here are some pirate reads you might want read on Talk Like a Pirate Day:

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Tasty Book Tour Release Day Book Blast + Giveaway: Misbehavior by Kathryn Kelly


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Matthew “Val” Taylor, the Road Captain in the club, was introduced to sex at an early age. Saved from the streets by the club’s Enforcer and President years ago, Val now lives for women and the open road. Until the night the only woman he’s ever loved is almost killed. Val determines to change his ways and be the man Zoann Donovan should have and the father their son deserves.

Zoann has loved Val for a long time. Violence and bitter betrayal forces her to ignore her feelings and distance herself not only from the sexy RC, but her beloved brother, too. Until she discovers the truth. Can Zoann ever be forgiven for all the pain she’s caused? Will Val overcome his own demons and have a future with her and their son? Who will survive in an MC filled with lust and revenge, love and hate?

Warning: This is a tale of rape, murders, deception, heartache, lies, and infidelity. The road to redemption is a tumultuous struggle where only the strong survive and justice is served…Outlaw-style.


What a Lady Most Desires by Lecia Cornwall (Review)

I got a chance to read What a Lady Most Desires by Lecia Cornwall. This is the third book in Temberlay series, and there are a few characters from the previous books. Of course, I haven't read those books yet. Fortunately, I wasn't lost or confused. However, it might have helped to have read the previous books, but I survive without reading them.

Anyway, the story starts out in Brussels right before the final battle against Napoleon at a ball. Lady Delphine St. James ends up dancing with Major Lord Stephen Ives. However, it's kind of begrudgingly, but he was rescuing her from Captain Lord Rothdale. When Stephen first met Delphine, he was taken by her charm, but that quickly sour when he saw as his vain social climbing lady. So, he steer clear of her. Now Delphine never understood why he couldn't stand her, after all she had thought him to the perfect man for her. Granted he couldn't never help her family aspiration, but that made him perfect for her. The battle ensue and chaos happens and Stephen is severely injured, almost to the point of death.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

InkSlinger PR Cover Reveal + Giveaway: Fractured Lines by Jen McLaughlin

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Today we are revealing the cover for FRACTURED LINES by Jen McLaughlin. This is the highly-anticipated adult standalone novel that is part of the New York Times Bestselling OUT OF LINE series. The book will be released on Tuesday, October 14th.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tasty Book Tours Guest Post (Top 5) + Giveaway: The Governess Club: Louisa & Sara by Ellie MacDonald



Guest Post: 5 Random Facts About Sara

1. Sara is not named after my sister Sarah. They are spelled differently to avoid the weirdness of writing those certain scenes!

2. This was the hardest book of the series for me to write. It was difficult for me to get inside my characters’ heads, meaning I needed more time to figure them out. Subsequently, there are a lot of deleted scenes and moments based on my editor’s advice.

3. This is the longest book of the series. The transformation journeys Sara and Nathan go on are more complex and detailed than the other books, so I needed more pages to make that happen.

4. When Sara says she doesn’t like teaching – that is me saying the same thing. I was going through a rough patch in my day job and was really disillusioned on the teaching profession and it made sense to me to have Sara not like what she was doing.

5. My cousin Liam was really willing to be a dog! I made his character human because to me, Liam isn’t a very good dog name. He was disappointed when he found that out.

Unstoppable by Melody Grace (Review)

I guess I will start with one of my favorite lines from Unstoppable:
But the truth is, there's no ignoring our demons. We're all broken, jaded, worn out by love gone wrong. We all carry the scars of a hundred battles, the mistakes we've made, the regrets we live with, every day. They're part of our stories, the things that make us who we are. 
Those few lines there are pretty much the premise of Unstoppable. No matter what the demons in our lives are what shape us today. It's true that in the story Ryland James Ray and Tegan Callahan are dealing with there own demons. At the same time they are unsure on how to move forward from them.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Tasty Book Tours Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: Romancing My Love by Melissa Foster


Romancing My Love
The Bradens # 9
By: Melissa Foster
Releasing September 15th, 2014



Blurb
After months of caring for her terminally ill mother, Rebecca Rivera is left all alone in a world she doesn’t trust—but she’s determined not to let her mother’s death define her. Losing her job, having to pummel some jerk for being too handsy, and living in her car are just temporary setbacks to an otherwise solid plan in finding her footing. Full of pride and used to being in control of her life, she’s certain she can make it on her own. The last thing Rebecca needs is a man to fix her troubles—even if that man is strikingly handsome, wealthy, and charismatic Pierce Braden.

Pierce is a powerful real estate investor on the verge of a major acquisition. As the eldest of six siblings raised by a single mother, he’s spent his life protecting those he loves. He’s used to being in charge and making things right, and although he’d give his life for his family, he treats the women he dates as expendable—until he meets sexy and stubborn Rebecca Rivera, a woman who is as strong as she is vulnerable.

Passion ignites between them, and the two share their most intimate thoughts and desires. It doesn’t take long for Pierce to realize that Rebecca is as determined not to be saved as he is to find a way into her heart. As their love grows, Rebecca must face fears she didn’t even realize she had—and Pierce must learn the hard truth that sometimes less really is more. Is the power of true love enough for Rebecca and Pierce to learn to give up control and allow their hearts to take over?

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Spotlight Crimson Romance Bundle- Love in a Small Town: Ten Homespun and Heartwarming Contemporary Romances


Love in a Small Town: Ten Homespun and Heartwarming Contemporary Romances (Crimson Romance Bundle)

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Lusting for Covers (37): A Beaumont Christmas Wedding by Sarah M. Anderson


Lusting for Covers is a weekly meme, held on Sunday, that allows bloggers to share their current cover obsession with fellow book lovers.

This meme is hosted by TBQ @ TBQ's Book Palace.


This Weeks Selection: 

A Beaumont Christmas Wedding by Sarah M. Anderson
Publisher: Harlequin (Nov 2014)
Series: The Beaumonts Heirs, 3
Genre: Contemporary 

Blurb:

Naughty and Nice… 

Public relations whiz Matthew Beaumont won't let scandal ruin his brother's Christmas wedding. Yet scandal is Whitney Maddox's middle name. He grudgingly allows the outrageous child star turned horse trainer to stay in the wedding party…as long as she behaves herself. But soon he's the one misbehaving with this irresistible maid of honor. 

Determined to shed her troubled past, Whitney traded parties—and men—for a quiet life years ago. But one tumble into Matthew's strong arms has her thinking a hot night with the best man might be the perfect holiday gift…a gift that could last forever.


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Why?

I love Christmas. I'm excited to see all the Christmas novel cover starting to come out. I know it's a little early to think of Christmas, but I love this cover. When I first saw this cover I absolutely fell in love with it. Seriously, I love the falling snow in the background, granted if you know me at all I HATE SNOW. However, I love it on this cover. Then I love her dress. It's absolutely gorgeous. I personally would love to have her cape. It's just absolutely the perfect cover. Oh I can't wait for this book, because of the cover alone. So, what you lusting for? 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Reluctantly Royal by Nichole Chase (Review)

Okay, I finished Reluctantly Royal by Nichole Chase. Now this is third and final installment in the Suddenly Royal books. We all know that I have this habit of jumping into a series in middle or at the end. So, why would this be any different.

Anyway, Maxwell Jameson Trevor (Max), Prince of Lilaria, who isn't a big fan of being in the limelight, and being a prince doesn't help his cause. Naturally, he tends to shun away from royal duties. However, he is the bearer of bad news to Lady Meredith Thysmer. Now Meredith is in London when she hears the bad news about her grandfather and is called back to Lilaria. Now she's thrown into a pretty bad situation, which happens to be the death of her grandfather, dealing with her drunkard of a father, and keeping her son safe. Yeah, that's a lot on her plate.

Spotlight + Excerpt + Giveaway: Facing the Music by Andrea Laurence

FACING THE MUSIC
Andrea Laurence
Release Date: Sept 15, 2014
Publisher: Pocket Star
Genre: Contemporary Romance


Summary

Five years ago, high school sweethearts Ivy and Blake’s relationship imploded and both their lives were changed forever. Ivy became a rock star and Blake lost not only his dreams of a successful NFL career, but his reputation. Ivy’s angry song about their breakup, called “Size Matters”; hit the top of the charts and Blake became a national laughingstock. He’s salvaged his career and returned to Rosewood to be the high school football coach, regaining his status as town hero and leading the boys to the state championships.

When a tornado whips through town and destroys the high school gymnasium and stadium, a committee is formed to help rebuild and plan some charity fundraisers. Blake’s grandmother requests that Ivy return to Rosewood for the events. Forced back together for the good of their hometown and their careers, Ivy and Blake have no choice but to put aside their differences, stop running from their pasts, and finally face the music.

Friday, September 12, 2014

It's In His Kiss by Jill Shalvis (Review)

I was once told you could never go wrong when you pickup a Jill Shalvis book. I was like, I'll add her to my TBR list. Then I finally got a book and listen to it, and boy were they right. Seriously, you can't go wrong with a Jill book, because you will always find humor with a good story. By the end of the book you always feel good.


Now we head back to Lucky Harbor for Jill's latest release It's In His Kiss. The first thing I think of when I hear this title is the song It's In His Kiss sung by Betty Everett. Sorry about that little detour.  Anyway, we have Becca Thorpe who was escaping from her troubles and found herself in Lucky Harbor. By the way is far from New Orleans. At the beginning she wasn't sure if she was going to stay, and she was lucky to come across Sexy Grumpy Surfer (aka Sam Brody). Now Sam is a total grumpy alpha male, he walls up his emotions tighter than Fort Knox. Somehow Becca seems to worm herself into Sam.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Mark My Words Spotlight: Hope for Her by Sydney Aaliyah Michelle



Hope for Her by Sydney Aaliyah Michelle

Book 1 - Hope Series
New Adult Contemporary Romance

What do you hope for?

No one ever expected much from him.

Joshua Elijah Griffin, IV is on his last chance. A stint in rehab and a transfer to a new school has scared him into putting his life on track. He’s determined to live up to his family’s expectations, but on the first day of class, Josh meets a girl. He knows his father won’t approve, but in Carrington, he sees a kindred spirit. He's willing to give up everything to be with her.