Thursday, April 24, 2014

NEW COVERS ~ The Regret Series by AL Jackson

Check out the stunning new covers to the New York Times bestselling novels, The Regret Series by A.L. Jackson. Regina Wamba of Mae I Design has given them a fresh new look and to celebrate, the entire series is now available as a bundled set for a limited-time sale of $1.99! Grab your copies now or gift them to a 
friend!


Lost to You - NEW

Lost to You

The prequel to the bestselling romance, Take This Regret. People come into our lives. Some stay, and many go. Some build us up, while most tear us down. They become our friends, our enemies, our lovers, our tormentors. Christian Davison came into mine, and I knew I’d never be the same. To Elizabeth Ayers, New York City had always been a dream. She’s worked her entire young life to make it here. Groomed to one day take over his father’s law firm, attending Columbia University was Christian Davison’s only option. Neither wanted anything more until they sat across from each other at a cafĂ© table after being paired as study partners. Christian wants her, but Elizabeth knows better than to give into their intense attraction. Yet there is little she can do to stay away.


Take This Regret - NEW

Take This Regret

There are some mistakes we make that we will regret for the rest of our lives. For Christian Davison, it was the day he betrayed Elizabeth Ayers. For five years, Christian has regretted the day he walked away from his family and will do anything to win them back. Can Elizabeth forgive someone who has committed the unforgiveable? Or are there some wounds that go so deep they can never heal?


If Forever Comes - NEW

If Forever Comes

If Forever Comes, the final chapter in the New York Times Bestselling novels, The Regret Series. Christian Davison’s life is complete. With a ring on Elizabeth’s finger and his daughter at his side, he’s ready to run headlong into their future. Elizabeth Ayers never believed she would again find this kind of joy—the joy of a family and the wholeness found in the touch of the man she’s always loved. Their love is intense and their passion only grows as they set out to rediscover each other. But life is never easy. Rocked by the unforeseen, Christian and Elizabeth will find themselves fighting for the one thing they hold most important—family.


Reading Order and Purchase Links
Lost to You - NEW Take This Regret - NEW If Forever Comes - NEW
regret series sale
Lost to You: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes 
Take This Regret: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes 
If Forever Comes: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes 
NEW Bundled Set ($1.99): Amazon



About A.L. Jackson

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A.L. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of Take This Regret and Lost to You, as well as other contemporary romance titles, including Pulled and When We Collide. She first found a love for writing during her days as a young mother and college student. She filled the journals she carried with short stories and poems used as an emotional outlet for the difficulties and joys she found in day-to-day life. Years later, she shared a short story she’d been working on with her two closest friends and, with their encouragement, this story became her first full length novel. A.L. now spends her days writing in Southern Arizona where she lives with her husband and three children. Her favorite pastime is spending time with the ones she loves.





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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

BLOG TOUR: HEART IN WIRE by RL GRIFFIN



This book has spoilers in it if you haven't read the By A Thread series yet, you may not want to read the synopsis. This is a companion book to that series and I highly suggest reading it first. 

Have you ever been involved in an epic love story where you wound up alone? Have you devoted yourself so completely to someone that you lost yourself in their abyss?

Patrick Greer spent the past five years revolving around El. He fought like hell to not feel the emotions for her that were hidden deep in his gut, until he couldn't anymore. He was so sure of them, of her, of what they were to each other, until he wasn't.

Patrick couldn't even imagine the things he'd done for her, with her and to her. El broke him.

He was a liar, a friend, a lover, a fixer, a runner and a killer.

Now he had to figure out who he was without her.

*There are adult situations, tons of cussing and you may enjoy this book with an adult beverage.



Review: 


“You’re holding her hand because you want to; she’s holding yours because she needs to.”
This is a companion book to the By A Thread Series (By a Thread, Tension, Seamless) so in order to understand what takes place in this book, it is highly recommended that you read those books before you read this one.

I went into this book not liking Patrick at all. I despised him. Better yet, I hated him for taking advantage of Stella during one of the weakest times in her life.  I didn’t always hate him. There was a time where I liked him, I honestly did. But I made RL aware of my feelings towards him and she tried to reassure me that my feelings for him would change drastically after I read this book. I didn’t believe her. There was no way she would be able to change my mind. OMS! She proved me wrong! Completely wrong!

We get to see what went on in Patrick’s head from the very beginning of By A Thread as he tells the story from his POV. He goes as far back as how he became friends with Jaimie and how he told him not to do it. The more I read the book, the more I understood Patrick’s actions and why he did what he did. Yes, he hurt people, created years’ worth of lies, did a lot of fucked up things that will probably haunt him forever,  but one would do everything in their power to protect who they love and that’s exactly what Patrick did for Stella. He truly loved her unconditionally.
“I wanted to believe that you and I could figure out a way for us to be together, but now I know that’s impossible. Can we love each other and not be with each other?”
“I need you to let me go.”
Millie got the shitty end of the stick in this situation. She loved Patrick while his heart truly belonged to another. I felt bad for her. I really wanted him to just let her go instead of leading her on. Thank goodness Patrick had Billie and Jesse there to keep his head on straight for him. Stella chose George and Patrick needed to realize he needed to move on. Stella would only bring him down. Patrick just pours out his emotions and doesn’t know how to move on since he’s only ever loved Stella all those years. He did everything for her and because of her. My heart can’t just help but break for him. This is where I start disliking Stella for hurting Patrick after all that he’s ever done for her. He did everything because he loved her and she didn’t even chose him.
“She’s the wire and you are the bolt cutters I needed.”
I told RL that Patrick needed to find himself his own girl that isn’t Stella. Thank goodness he got his HEA! After all that poor guy he went through, I’m glad he found happiness in the end; someone who truly understands him. I just wish I had more about their love story though..yes, I’m greedy, I want more. Another fantastic job by RL. You did a great job making me fall in love with Patrick just like you said I would. Although this seemed a little tougher for me to read because he had to endure more secrets than anyone. I need to get some musubis to you some day as well. Maybe that will convince you to write Billy’s story a little faster….

The funny thing about endings is that they’re always the beginning of something…

I received a copy for my honest review.
This review was done by Jenn.




Excerpt 1
"Stop, man," Jesse said as he parked the car in front of Patrick's new place.
"What?"
"I've only lived with you for a few months, but even I know that look."
"What look?"
"The look like someone kicked you in the fucking ribs," Jesse answered and punched Patrick in the arm.
"I look like someone just kicked me in the ribs?"
"Pretty much." Jesse walked in the propped open door. "Nice place, man."
"Thanks. I don't need much."
"I know you wanted to get out on your own, but you could've stayed with me for awhile."
"I appreciate that, but I've imposed for too long."
"No imposition, man. I had fun having you around. Didn't cramp my style at all."
Patrick laughed, they'd had fun everywhere they'd gone for the past couple of months. "Glad I didn't cramp your style."
“No, really,” Jesse said seriously. “I need a good wingman that’s not a football player.  We’ll definitely have to hang out after you move.”
“Well, you are my only friend here so far, so I guess you’ll do.”  Patrick laughed. He was glad he had someone he could count on in Atlanta, who knew everything and he didn’t have to be too open with.  He wasn’t good at sharing and stayed to himself mostly.  Patrick had plenty of acquaintances, but he could count people he considered friends on one hand.  He felt lucky.  Jamie had no friends.  Patrick put that thought away immediately. Jamie managed to invade his thoughts when he was least expecting it these days.
They shook hands and Jesse pulled him in for a one-arm hug. "Yo, you need to let all this stuff with Stella go."
"I know." He nodded. "I just can't seem to get past it. I'm so mad at her."
"You need to choose forgiveness,” Jesse instructed solemnly.  “You both did what you did.  It's in the past. You staying mad at her is your way of hanging on to something that isn't worth hanging on to."
"She's worth it," he almost whispered.
"Yeah, for George, not you,” Jesse said firmly.  “She's not yours to hang on to, man."
"But that's the part that—"

"I know." Jesse slapped Patrick’s back. "That's the part you need to let go. Y'all fucked, it was good. You loved her, she loves you in her own way, and it’s fucking tragic. It's not going to happen. She's having George's baby, they’re married. It's done. Nothing else for you to do." 

Buy links: 

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Mending: http://amzn.to/1eStU19


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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

COVER REVEAL and CHAPTER ONE ~ ABOVE THE NOISE by Michelle Kemper Brownlow


RELEASE DATE: JUNE 10, 2014


SYNOPSIS:

Becki Mowry’s journalism expertise keeps her busy as she spends her waking hours filling a calendar with gigs and public appearances for her boyfriend’s up and coming band, Alternate Tragedy. Radio interviews and TV spots result in sold out concerts and rowdy groupies hot for her guy; lead singer, Calon Ridge. But, as fame would have it, their time in the limelight also brings sabotage, rumors and false accusations. Becki and Calon try to stay steadfast on a personal journey that takes them to the depths of fear and uncertainty. And finally, the rug is pulled out from under the band when they must make a transition they never dreamed they’d be faced with.

In this third book of the In Too Deep series, Becki and Calon struggle to find balance as they navigate their new relationship while living amid the rock world’s nocturnal chaos. But when life’s unexpected obstacles come out of nowhere, they focus on finding their own private solace Above the Noise.


CHECK OUT CHAPTER ONE OF ABOVE THE NOISE ON
MICHELLE'S BLOG BY CLICKING HERE !!!



My debut New Adult romance, IN TOO DEEP, and its sequel, ON SOLID GROUND, were released in 2013 and have spent time on 3 of Amazon's Top 100 lists!
  

AUTHOR BIO:

Michelle Kemper Brownlow has been a storyteller her entire life. Her debut was on the high school cheerleading bus granting requests to re-tell her most embarrassing moments for a gaggle of hysterical squadmates.

Earning her Bachelor’s degree from Penn State University in Art Education and then marrying her very own “Jake,” she moved to Binghamton, NY where she taught high school. After having two children she quit work and finished her Master’s degree in Elementary Education at Binghamton University.

The Brownlow family of four moved to Michelle’s hometown of Morgantown, PA while the children were still quite young. A few years after moving, her family grew by one when they welcomed a baby into their home through the gift of adoption. The family still resides in PA, just miles from where that high school cheer bus was parked.

Michelle has been an artist for as long as she can remember, always choosing pencils and crayons over toys and puzzles. As a freelance illustrator, her simple characters play the starring roles in numerous emergent reader books published by Reading Reading Books.


Stay connected with Michelle:

Visit my Author blog: MICHELLE KEMPER BROWNLOW

Follow me on Twitter: @MK_Brownlow

"Like" me on facebook: Michelle Kemper Brownlow/ Author


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RELEASE LAUNCH ~ FINDING US by Megan Smith






SYNOPSIS:

Jasmine Jennings is running from her past, something she never wants to deal with again. Starting out fresh in a new city, life is finally looking up.

That is until she meets him — Knox Mitchell. She tries to elude him, but he’s everywhere. When she finally gives in, he begins to avoid her.

One tragic night, Knox’s future was ripped away. His body and soul crave revenge from the man who took everything away from him, but when Jasmine crashes into Knox’s muddled life, he’s torn. What is he supposed to do about falling for the girl who was to be part of his plan for retaliation?

When all secrets are revealed can they move forward without the past destroying any hopes of having a future?

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EXCERPT:

Knox reaches over and pushes the braid that’s lying over my shoulder to my back and leans over to kiss my exposed shoulder. My eyes close and I want to wrap our time up here in a jar and carry it with me everywhere I go. Everything in this moment is perfect. I’m happy and content which hasn’t happened in some time. I’m always so guarded around everyone except Summer. The reason behind my wing tattoos is because when I finally decided to get out from under Mom and Dad I wanted to find my wings and be my own person. I wanted to grow, change and find my way in life.


“Jas,” Knox says so low it was barely audible.


I open my eyes to the sound of his voice only to feel a tickle on my right shoulder. I don’t move an inch because I know what it is. Out of the corner of my eye I can see a beautiful black butterfly with four spots, white and then blending into purple, on each side of the wings. The end of the wings are all jagged but the intensity of the colors draw away from them.


Knox is able to slip away as the butterfly just sits perched on my shoulder, lightly fluttering her wings. I hear the sound of Knox’s camera snapping pictures as he walks around capturing different angles. I turn my head inch by inch so I can get a better look at the beauty sitting on my shoulder.


A lady who’s wearing a uniform with a patch that shows that she works here comes over to my other side and wipes something cool on the top of my left hand which is resting on my thigh. When she’s finishes she simply walks away. What the hell was that about?


Minutes later the butterfly sitting on my shoulder flies away and another tiny white butterfly lands on the top of my right hand in the exact spot that the employee rubbed whatever it was on my skin.


Knox takes his seat beside me again. “It’s sugar water. The butterflies love it.” He nods to the sign in front of the waterfall. “I read it on that.” Knox adds after I give him a look of disbelief that he would know such a fact.


I lift my hand in the air and the butterfly takes off to a nearby flower. I place my hand on Knox’s leg and give it a little squeeze. “Thank you for bringing me here.”


He places his large hand on top of mine, “You’re welcome, Beautiful. I’m glad you like it.”




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.

Megan 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.



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Website: www.authormegansmith.com


Facebook: www.facebook.com/authormegansmith


Twitter @AuthorMSmith





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Monday, April 21, 2014

PROMO BLITZ ~ Broken Wings by Erika Ashby


Title: Broken Wings
Author: Erika Ashby
Publication Date: March 9, 2014


Lynsie Fox has what she considers to be a perfect life. Married to Lincoln, a military pilot, she's living the Army life she's always loved. Being a sucker for great love stories, Lynsie makes it her mission to find Lincoln's best friend and co-pilot, Dax Adams, a good woman.



Losing the one woman he's ever loved, Dax attempts to be a good sport by playing along in Lynsie's match-making scheme. However, Dax is certain he will never get the woman of his dreams.



But life doesn't always fly smoothly. When turbulence strikes, Lynsie watches her world crash and burn around her, leaving her empty with broken wings. Despite her grief, can she mend the pieces back together and learn to fly again?












**Brokenness is a companion novel to Broken Wings** 

TEN YEARS AGO, I fell in love with a boy.
In the blink of an eye, the boy I loved was ripped from me.
TEN YEARS LATER, I ran into the boy I had lost.
Yet, he's no longer a boy.
He's a man.
A deeply wounded man.
 

Dustin Adams was once known for his down to earth, care free spirit. He was the well rounded kid with a promising future. 

Until the girl he loved was yanked from his life. 

Now, Dustin is known for his distance and the coldness he radiates. He is simply a shell of the boy he once was.

Living the Army life, the close calls he's surrounded by daily have done nothing but further harden his heart.

Until the girl he once loved reappears in his life. 

Can what they shared so long ago be restored? Or is Dustin fated to live a life of brokenness?






Being born an "Army Brat", Erika Ashby has been residing in Oklahoma the last 10 years finally putting an end to the nomad tendencies she had grown accustomed to. She's a happily married woman who has 5 kids between her and her husband. She has an insane passion for music and embraces her Inner Groupie any chance she has. It wasn't until the age of 29 that she realized she also had a hidden passion for reading; before then she claimed to have hated it. Six months after unlocking that deep desire she never knew she held, she turned the key to another chapter of her life which has become the desire to write. And the rest is still history in the making.



Pre - Release Blitz ~ FLAME by Clarissa Wild




Title: Flame
Series: Fierce # 2
Author: Clarissa Wild
Release Date: May 8, 2014

When trust is challenged and desire takes control, is love enough to conquer fear?

When geeky book nerd Autumn Blakewood falls for the cocky, confident fighter Hunter Bane she knows she’s in for life. Their undeniable connection, fueled by the desire to protect, grows stronger every passing second. However, the need to feel cherished threatens her college graduation, family bonds, and future, tearing her apart, but she won’t give up on Hunter so easily …

After he was abandoned by his family, Hunter Bane struggles to cope with daily life. Having a learning disability turns every task into a challenge. With his brother now free, Hunter feels the pressure to succeed and take care of the people he loves, forcing him to choose between college and a job. Hunter’s devotion to Autumn keeps him on the right path. His infatuation with her turns lust into passion, drawing out his alpha tendencies. But with affection comes admission, putting a strain on their relationship as secrets are exposed and unforeseen circumstances spiral out of control.

Being complete opposites, their love is flaming hot, but it burns away all inhibitions, unveiling the fears that were locked deep inside. As past and present collide, difficult choices must be made. Can Autumn and Hunter’s love survive this ultimate test?





Available now in the Fierce Series



Mocked. Scolded. Smeared. Betrayed.

From an early age, shy nerd girl Autumn Blakewood didn't know how to fend for herself. Teased and bullied her whole life, she's withdrawing more and more. Not even her broken family can help her get through high school.


Her only friends, Brody and Evie, are both social recluses too, and they seek comfort in each other's support. However, Autumn's friends can't always protect her from her malicious classmates who seem set on destroying what's left of her heart.

When Autumn thinks her life can't get any worse, devastating news rips her family apart. It's up to her to pick up the pieces of her life and find a way to fix everything. Will she find the courage to fight?

Fight is a short story prelude to the Fierce series and contains about 8500 words.

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Fight for your dreams. Fight for your life. Fight for love.
Nerdy girl Autumn Blakewood is the prime example of a goody two-shoes. She studies every night, is never late for class, and always follows the rules. She has never felt the need to step out of her comfort zone. That is, until she meets Hunter.

Hunter Bane is a cocky, confident bad-boy, who's nothing but trouble. He’s a dangerous distraction to everyone around him. Sexy and strong, Hunter enjoys the swooning effect he has on women. Especially those who aren't used to attention, like Autumn.

Autumn finds it hard not to give into Hunter’s advances, even though it all seems like a game to him. Trying to understand him is impossible, because he shrouds himself in mystery.

What she doesn't know is that Hunter has more baggage than anyone should have to carry. When she discovers he's in an illegal frat club to save the one person that matters to him, Autumn realizes this could mean the end of her undeniable connection to him. Even their lives are at risk.

But it's too late to turn back now ...

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Would you risk everything for love?

Life has held nothing but hardships for Hunter Bane. Growing up with a learning disability wasn’t easy, especially when you’re poor. With only his brother to support him, Hunter clings to the short moments of happiness in life. Like when he meets Autumn Blakewood.

Autumn Blakewood is a geek at heart. Reading is her passion, and she can’t spend one day without her books. She’s always locked up in her room studying, trying to avoid trouble. Until Hunter comes into her life.

Hunter can’t resist the temptation to get closer to Autumn. She is his complete opposite, and yet he’s drawn to her in ways he can’t explain. But when his brother is caught dealing drugs and sent to prison, Hunter’s world shatters.
To save his brother, Hunter has to join the gang he’s feared his entire life. Now he’s forced to choose between his family and the one girl he loves. Fighting for both, his fury is all he needs…



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Clarissa Wild is the Amazon Bestselling Romance author of FIERCE, a top 200 and top 15 New Adult Romance novel. She is also a writer of erotic romance such as the Blissful Series, The Billionaire's Bet series, the Doing It Series and the Enflamed Series. She is an avid reader and writer of sexy stories about hot men and feisty women. Her other loves include her furry cat friend and learning about different cultures. In her free time she enjoys watching all sorts of movies, reading tons of books and cooking her favorite meals.