Monday, July 28, 2014

Happy Release Day ~ his REVERIE by Monica Murphy is LIVE !!!!!

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We are so excited to bring you the Release Day Launch for Monica Murphy's HIS REVERIE!! HIS REVERIE is a Young Adult Contemporary Romance you will not want to miss!


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ABOUT HIS REVERIE: 

I knew from the moment I first saw her she was the one. The only girl I could ever want. The only girl I could ever love. She is light. I am darkness. She is innocent. I’ve done too much. She is good. I am bad. She is my every dream. I should be her every nightmare. We come from different worlds. She’s…perfect. And I’m… Not. Somehow she wants me anyway. So we’ll grasp at what we can. We’re going to make this summer count. She’s my secret. And I’m hers. The problem with secrets is they never last for long. And when others discover we’re together, they’ll do whatever it takes to keep us apart. All I know is: I won’t let them. Because Reverie Hale? She’s mine. 

HIS REVERIE 

Excerpt: 

“Thirsty?” I jump at the sound of a soft female voice, my hand jerking so the hose splashes me right in the face. Muttering a curse, I drop the hose and reach out blindly, wrenching the faucet off with one hand as I swipe at my eyes with the back of the other. I hear the girl laugh and I whirl around, fully prepared to find some bratty preteen Hale daughter mocking me. But she’s not a preteen. Not even close. More like around my age.

She’s tall and slender, her long blonde hair falling far past bared tan shoulders. She’s wearing some sort of sundress or whatever you call it and she’s pretty much covered since it hits just above her knees though her arms are exposed since the dress is sleeveless. The sun catches her just right though, shining through the thin fabric of her skirt so I can see through it. My gaze drops and all I can see is long, long legs through the shadowy fabric. Damn. Those sexy legs are endless. She clears her throat, like she knows exactly where I’m looking and what I’m thinking and I jerk my gaze up guiltily to meet hers, feeling like a jackass. That’s when I notice her eyes are blue. As blue as the sky above us, and she’s so damn pretty, with delicate features and pink, pink lips, that I can’t seem to form words. “Who are you?” she asks curiously. Her voice washes over me, sweet and melodic and now it’s my turn to clear my throat to get the lump out so I can freaking speak. “Who are you?” I ask back like an idiot. She smiles shyly and my entire body reacts, a bolt of electricity seeming to go through me. “I asked first.” “Are you Hale’s daughter?” If she is, that sucks because holy hell she’s hot but 
yeah. She’s completely untouchable if she’s a Hale. 



About Monica Murphy: 

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite. A wife and mother of three, she writes New Adult and contemporary romance for Bantam and Avon. She is the author of One Week Girlfriend and Second Chance Boyfriend.      

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Familiar Ground by Michelle Lynn (Review)





SYNOPSIS:

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: a strong and harmful need to regularly have something or do something
: an unusually great interest in something or a need to do or have something


Leah and Adam have never met.
However, they live parallel lives.
Lives plagued by addiction.

When a tragic, but common demon, surfaces between their siblings, Leah and Adam’s worlds collide, never to be the same again.

Adam loses his sister forever.
Leah’s brother returns.
Both gain a niece, neither knew existed.

Now they face an obstacle to raise a niece together while Leah’s brother struggles to free himself from the grip of drug addiction as Adam’s family grieves for the sister and daughter they lost.

A commonality is discovered.
Deep wounds begin to heal.
Lines blur as their lives entwine.



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REVIEW:


This is a story of how two people are brought together because of a little girl, their niece that neither knew existed. They are thrown a curve ball and both Adam and Leah's lives are about to change. When the two families are brought together to help raise a little girl, bonds are formed. Can Adam and Leah raise Dani? Will Adam and Leah find peace with each other knowing that they can relate to each other?  Will Adam and Leah trust each other, knowing what their siblings were?  Will their pasts keep them from possibly having a future together? Will this little girl bring their families together?


This is a great story that everyone must read. There is not a ton of smut in the book, and the story line DID NOT need it.  Michelle brought attention to a problem that has probably affected someone that we know or love at some point.  I loved seeing how some of the relationships formed, how some of them were mended, and and last but not least, how the love of a little girl changed not only her father, but her aunt and uncle as well.

Familiar Ground is a great read and I highly recommend it.

This review was prepared by Heather.  I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.





Wednesday, July 23, 2014

BLOG TOUR ~ UNEXPECTED by Amy Marie




SYNOPSIS:

At twenty-seven Erin Decker has the perfect life; a thriving career, a dream home she shares with her best friend Noelle, and a secure relationship with Robert, her handsome and faithful boyfriend. Or so she thinks.

When her visions of a marriage proposal are met with the ultimate betrayal, Erin finds herself in the arms of sexy and strong-willed distraction, Walker Prescott.

Her summer becomes life changing as she realizes Walker has left her with a tiny piece of himself and no way to find him…until he suddenly shows up and turns her world upside down.

Can she let go of her past to make way for a future she never saw coming?

Can Walker be exactly what Erin needs?

Will he give her the perfect life she so desperately craves in the most unexpected way?




Review: 



“Embrace the Unexpected”
With this being her debut novel, Amy did a fantastic job. The teasers had me waiting impatiently for this book and boy do I have to say this book has lived up to the expectations that I had. She had me captivated from the very first chapter. I was hooked and wasn’t able to put the book down. With Amy’s writing, she was able to place me into the book with the characters and allow me to feel every single emotion that they were feeling. It was as if I was right there with them. I have no doubt you will love it as much it as did. I had such a hangover and was missing them so much I had reread it shortly after.
Erin Decker had her life going on the right track. She had everything she ever wanted, she just was waiting for the long awaited proposal from her longtime boyfriend Robert. She is surrounded by a lot of love; her best friend Noelle and she is very close with her family. When the one thing she least expects happen, her walls of trust go straight up around her heart. Her amazing best friend comes to her rescue and tries to get her back out in the real world again.

“I can’t be held accountable for my actions if you let me get into my room, but I promise it will be a night you won’t ever forget.” ~ Walker

Walker Prescott was living the single life just like the other male species his age. He had no plans for his distant future. Being at the right place at the right time gave him a chance meeting with Erin. It was like instant attraction between the two of them; dancing as if they were one. Erin has never acted this way before, but it’s something that will help her move on with her life.  Walker makes her feel things and it just feels right being with him. She has always been more reserved, but being with Walker she’s more outgoing, more “adventurous”. It’s as if he is secretly letting her out of her shell without her knowing.  With Robert, sex has always been boring and vanilla but with Walker, he’s very alpha in and out of the bedroom that he’s taking Erin to places she has never experienced before and boy are those are some hot places, that even I want to be involved at.
“Some for good, some for bad but all for one purpose; to send you in the direction you are supposed to go. Robert was there for his purpose and though his exit from your life wasn’t ideal, his presence was necessary. Soon you will figure out why.” ~ Erin’s Mom
Walker was supposed to only be a one-time thing, but what happens when she realizes she needs him and can’t find him? Did she make a mistake? After months of searching with no luck, he shows up in front of her.  Did fate bring them back together again? Was it truly meant to be? Will Erin be able to open up to a future with Walker with the past she has? Will Walker be the same as Robert?
“When I’m with you I feel Amazing. You make my heart beat. You make my world turn and fill my lungs with air. I live and die by you Erin.” ~ Walker
I have no doubt that you will fall in love with Walker. He is every woman’s dream. Hell I fell hard. When Erin thought he would run, he did the complete opposite and he planted himself right next to her and never left. Just the way he treats Erin and puts her needs before his. He knows all of her fears, insecurities and he pushes all of her buttons but he still made his way into her heart. He had no future prior to meeting Erin, but now, he has planned a future around her.
“It doesn’t happen that fast Walker. You need to work on love and trust before it can wrap you up for much you can’t see it straight,” ~ Noelle 
“I’m proof that it does, indeed, happen that fucking fast.” ~ Walker 
“I’m falling for you, baby. Hard. Real hard.” ~ Walker 
"I love you too, Walker. Not so much it hurt, because love shouldn’t hurt, but so much that I give myself to you. My love. My all.”~ Erin
But can it last? They don’t know each other well, or too long and their relationship is moving faster than they both expected. Is he with her because of the situation they are in or does he truly love her? What happens when Erin’s past insecurities come back? Or when a part a Walker’s past comes back? Can she fully trust Walker and give him her heart? Will she give up so easily and let him go? When faced with a tragedy, will they both be able to fight through it together or will it be a breaking point in their relationship?


I absolutely LOVED this book. I still has me hanging actually. A part of me still has Walker on my brain and I’m dying to reread it again. Amy has you on your toes the entire time while reading, with just enough drama coming your way. Walker changed his life for Erin and it kept me anticipating all the other things he would do for her. I love them as a couple that I can’t wait to see what’s in store for them to come. Erin is very family oriented and they have welcomed Walker with open arms, Amy made it a very big point to show family being a big key into this book. Her family has supported her and has not judged her no matter what situations she has put herself into, which is what family should be about. I love Noelle. She is the best friend every girl should have. I have an OCD BFF myself and she keeps me in line. Noelle is pretty much Erin’s other half, like they should have been sisters instead. Just a warning…there’s a small part in the book where is slows down a bit, but don’t let it discourage you. Keep on reading, it defiantly picks up shortly after and once you get past it, you won’t be able to put it down. The only thing I didn’t like was the way she ended the book. She wrapped up the book nicely, yes, however, the way she sets you up for the next book just leaves you with your jaw dropping. It leaves you wanting the next book like right now. So, Amy, hurry up and finish the second book pronto!

This review was done by Jenn. I was given an ARC for my honest review. 



Excerpt #1

“You feeling ok, baby? Maybe remembering how I felt inside you? I can make that happen again.” His voice oozes seduction, and though the question pisses me off, the clothes he is wearing are now my focal point. It’s nothing close to the sexed up god look from that night. It’s even better.
The dark forest green polo shirt is slim on his torso, and showcasing the pecs I used for support as I rode him almost three long lonely months ago. The ironed khaki pants are tight and hiding the beast that almost split me in two. My pulse quickens at the thought. Raising my eyes up to his one dimpled smirk, and swallowing the lump in my throat, I know he has caught me. “Like what you see?”
“You are so egotistical, you know that? And didn’t you say you were seeing someone, Walker? Don’t make those kinds of comments to me and then go home to someone else,” I say in a hushed tone, finally breaking my silence.
“I don’t think she would mind, Erin. In fact, it's you that I'm seeing. You’re all I see. All I’ve seen for months now. I can’t get you out of this goddamn head of mine.” He taps the side of his temple to make his point. “Every time I close my eyes I see your beautiful brown eyes, hovering above me, using me for pleasure.” 





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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 a journey that has been 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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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

BLOG TOUR ~ REX by Beth Michele (Review)

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Title: Rex (Finding Love #2)
Author: Beth Michele
Genre: Contemporary Romance


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Synopsis:


It all started with a simple phrase.

Love Sucks

The moment Vanessa Hilliard walked into the tattoo shop uttering those two words was the day my life began its downward spiral.

Or maybe it’s the day my life began.

My name is Rex Grayson.

And this is my story.

***

The day I met Rex Grayson, I got a hell of a lot more than I bargained for. He sparked something inside of me -- possibility. A word that never existed in my world before. He caused me to question who I was and made me want things I never dreamed were possible.

We’ve both got a mountain of shit in our past.

My name is Vanessa Hilliard. I have an affinity for the unusual and seriously twisted.

He thinks this is his story.

But it’s really mine.

**This is a full-length Adult Contemporary Romance that contains mature sexual content and language and is not intended for readers under the age of 18.**


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Review:


This story is of two damaged souls that are both struggling with the pasts.  Both Rex and Vanessa have some serious demons that they are fighting.  Neither one believed in love. They both enjoyed meaningless sex, there weren't any connections involved.  Things begin to change and sparks begin to fly between the two of them.  Something that started out as just sex, quickly turned into something fierce between the two of them.  Both of them were drawn to each other, yet neither one wanted to admit their feelings for the other.  Was this for fear of rejection.  Fear of commitment? Both Rex and Vanessa have a wall built around their hearts.  But little by little, their walls begin to fall and they are both left standing with their hearts in their hands.  Will Rex give his heart to Vanessa?  Will Vanessa give her heart to Rex?  Can the two of them accept each other's past?  Can the two of them let their pasts go in order to move on with the future?

I loved seeing the sparks fly between Vanessa and Rex.  Neither one of them were ever short with words, and they both put up a really good fight to stop themselves from falling for the other.  My heart went out to Rex for the pain that he was carrying from his past.  Rex left few people in, but somehow Vanessa was able to get under his skin.  I loved seeing Vanessa fall for Rex.  The two of them both deserved happiness, they both deserved to be loved.  The last two Chapter was my favorite part of the book.  Who would have thought, a sharpie marker would have such a significant bearing. (lol) 

Beth Michele delivered another great love story that will have you falling for her characters. I highly recommend this book.  I have to say, when I was reading this book, I pictured Rex as Adam Levine.  The hot, built guy covered in tattoos, it just screamed YUMMY!!!!!

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.


Excerpt:

I subtly open my legs, hoping he might take the hint and move his hand where I really need it. Instead, he continues to drive me crazy with his calloused finger circling just above my knee. His warm breath fans my neck, and I bite back the noise that wants to escape when his tongue makes contact with that sensitive spot behind my ear. “You taste so good,” he murmurs, “and I bet you’re already wet for me.” “Beyond wet,” I whisper back, not wanting the taxi driver to hear and think that I’m a sex-crazed freak, even though I feel like one. Rex inhales a jagged breath, his hand finally wandering higher up my thigh. “I can’t wait until my tongue can find out just how much,” he says quietly. And when I glance up at him, his eyes denote a hunger that lights a flame inside of me. One that’s been buried for quite some time. I press my lips together, staring out the window in an attempt to distract myself. My skin tingles with anticipation as I try to rein in my breathing that is currently out of control. But I don’t have to wait too long. Within minutes, the taxi pulls up in front of his building. Rex pays the driver and practically jerks me from the seat, latching onto my hand as we fly into the building like two sex-starved lunatics. He hesitates the moment we enter the glass door, glancing up at the flight of stairs then back to me. With a devious grin, he scoops me up under my knees and I let out a yelp of surprise. “Ahh! What on earth are you doing, Rex?” I laugh, my head dropping back. He continues striding up the stairs with purpose. “What does it look like I’m doing?” “Why are you carrying me? I can walk, you know.” “Blondie, shut up 
and kiss me,” he demands. “I need motivation for climbing.”  


About The Author

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Beth Michele is the author of Love Love, Lovely, Scarred Beautiful, and Finding Autumn. She is a Connecticut native who loves spending time with her husband and two children. If you can’t find her, though, she’s probably hiding out with her laptop or her kindle somewhere quiet, preferably a spot overlooking the ocean. She has an affinity for Twizzlers, is a hopeless romantic, and a happily ever after fanatic.



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Monday, July 21, 2014

RELEASE LAUNCH ~ LET ME LOVE YOU (The Love Series #4) by Megan Smith




RELEASE DATE: JULY 21st

SYNOPSIS:

Jaylinn McCormick is determined to forget that one terrifying night which left her feeling broken and tainted. There is one person who can make her whole again… but he is hell bent on keeping her at arm’s length. She has loved him her entire life but can she wait for him to step up to the plate?

Cooper Cahill has loved Jaylinn for years. He wants nothing more than to put all her pieces back together but he deems himself unworthy. Choosing between his baseball career and Jaylinn has him feeling lost. Does he have what it takes to put Jaylinn’s heart back together again?

When their paths cross will they intersect or blindly pass each other by?

Will their lives take them in different directions?

(Let Me Love You is the fourth novel in the Love Series)

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Excerpt:

Cooper slowly sits up, his eyes holding anger through a strangled truth. “Jay,” His voice cracks when he says my name, as if it pains him to say it. “You are good enough. Don’t you get it?” He says furiously, watching my every reaction to his words. “You’re too good for me! It’s my fucking fault that any of this happened to you in the first place. I should have never brought you to the damn party.”
“And I’ve told you hundred times that it’s not your God damn fault.” I seethe with anger and humiliation, unwilling to let this go. “Did you know what that asshole was going to do to me?”
“No---”
“Exactly, so get the fuck over it.” I’m so pissed I can barely get the words out over my shaking. “Move on like I’m trying to do!”
Cooper just sits there. He doesn't say anything but I can tell by the look on his face that he has more than this to say, yet for some reason he feels a need to hold back.
How dare he? Now isn’t the time.
Damn him.
So I go for what I know will make him see, make him understand what he’s done.
"Babe Ruth was right you know," I stare into his blue eyes, wanting my words to pack a punch. "Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game," I shake my head. "It looks like you struck out, Coop."

I leave the room before he has a chance to say anything.




AUTHOR BIO:

USA TODAY bestselling author Megan Smith is a New Jersey native managing purchasing for an award-winning business IT and software development firm - and by night creating the memorable characters her fans have grown to adore. Smith's The Love Series introduces readers to MacKenzie Cahill - a hopeful young woman who experiences adversity, challenges and the bittersweet triumph of true, authentic love.

Smith is a wife and mother, who makes time for her family, professional life and the creation of the Cahill's world. Fans of The Love Series - Trying Not To Love You, Easy To Love You, Hard To Love You - are captivated by relationships, special bonds and family ties pervasive in Smith's emotional, energized and engaging work. Smith is also the author of the 2014 releases, Let Me Love You - continuations of The Love Series, Finding Us (Finding Series) and a few top secret projects.

Books available now: 
The Love Series
"Trying Not To Love You"
"Easy To Love You"
"Hard To Love You"

Finding Series
"Finding Us"

Coming Soon...
Let Me Love You
Finding Ours
Finding Happiness


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Website: www.authormegansmith.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/authormegansmith

Twitter @AuthorMSmith

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6959231.Megan_Smith?from_search=true




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BLOG TOUR ~ SHARING YOU by Molly McAdams





Synopsis:

Twenty-three year old, Kamryn Cunningham has left all she’s ever known and moved to a small town where no one knows her name, who her parents are, or her social status in the horseracing world. Months after opening her own bakery and evading attempts of being set up by her new best friend, she meets Brody. Kamryn fights the instant pull between them because there’s a detail she can’t dismiss. Brody’s married.

To say that twenty-six year old, Brody Saco has had a rough marriage would be an understatement. After marrying his pregnant girlfriend, he spends the next six years in a relationship filled with hatred, manipulation and guilt involving a tragedy that happened five years earlier. When he keeps running into his sister-in-law’s best friend, Kamryn, he can’t ignore that she makes him feel more with just one look than his wife ever has; and soon he can’t continue fight his feelings for her.

When staying apart proves to be too difficult, Brody and Kamryn enter a relationship full of stolen moments and nights that end too soon while they wait for Brody to file for divorce. But the guilt that comes with their relationship may prove to be too much for Kamryn, and Brody might not be strong enough to face the tragedy from his past in order to leave his conniving wife.


REVIEW:

I loved Brody, KC, Jace and Kinlee! The storyline for Sharing You was great! I am not a fan of some of the decisions Brody and KC made, however I would NEVER pass judgment. To each his own!  

My heart went out to Brody for the situation that he was in. It broke my heart hearing the things that were said to him.. It was like a kick to the stomach seeing how vile people can be and hurtful they are with the words. I wanted to reach into my kindle and kick the shit out of "you know who". Seeing how manipulative she was, made me cringe. 

With regards to KC, I completely understood why she did what she did, and I commend her for it. That took a lot of courage and I was routing for her the entire time. To see the pain that she was going through, was tough to read. You made me love the characters despite their "actions and/or decisions". Brody is no CHASE, but I did fall for him.

I recommend reading Sharing You by Molly McAdams. It was a quick read and I read it in one sitting. As the pages turned, I needed to know what was going to happen next. Making life altering decisions are tough. Brody didn't make any decisions lightly, nor did KC. In life, all we can do is learn from our mistakes, and be happy. We only get one life to live, and Brody and KC took advantage of that. Kudos to Molly for another great novel under her belt.

About Molly:

Molly grew up in California but now lives in the oh-so-amazing state of Texas with her husband and furry four-legged daughters. When she's not diving into the world of her characters, some of her hobbies include hiking, snowboarding, traveling, and long walks on the beach … which roughly translates to being a homebody with her hubby and dishing out movie quotes. She has a weakness for crude-humored movies, fried pickles and loves curling up in a fluffy comforter during a thunderstorm ... or under one in a bathtub if there are tornadoes. That way she can pretend they aren't really happening.

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Twitter: @mollysmcadams


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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

COVER REVEAL ~ ELICIT by Rachel Van Dyken







SYNOPSIS:

Cursed, numb, rejected, scorned, wicked, sinister, dark, twisted...my name is Tex Campisi and this is my legacy. I killed my father in cold blood and lost my soul right along with him. 
I crave war more than peace, and I'm about to take my place in history as the youngest Capo dei Capi in the Cosa Nostra...that is until someone stops me, saves me from myself. 

But the only person able to do that...is my best friends sister, Mo Abandanato, and she just ripped my heart out and asked me to hold it in my hands while she put bullets through it. 

Im cursed so I did it. 
I'm numb so I held it. 
I'm wicked so I liked it.
I used the pain Mo caused as a catalyst to turn into my biggest nightmare--the five families greatest enemy. It's my turn to take a stand, knowing full well I'm going to lose my mind to the madness that is the American Mafia. I've always been told Blood is thicker than life. I wish I would have listened. Because regardless of who you love? You will betray. You will kill.
Blood Always Wins. 
The only way out is death...yours.

Welcome to the Dark Side of the Family



RELEASE DATE:
AUGUST 11, 2014








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About Rachel Van Dyken:


Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.
She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband and their snoring Boxer, Sir Winston Churchill. She loves to hear from readers! You can follow her writing journey at