Wednesday, October 22, 2014

BLOG TOUR ~ UNDONE by Amy Marie






SYNOPSIS:

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

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

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












REVIEW: 


 “Stop holding on to what you think is easy. Love is hard, but so worth it.”

I have been anxiously waiting for this book since Unexpected ended and I am proud to say that Amy did a fantastic job with it. Amy does a great job dealing with this love triangle and the situations she throws in there make it different than any others. There’s enough angst and drama that’s it’s not overdone and will keep you reading till you’re done with it. And the chemistry in the book, holy hot damn..

 I have always been on Team Trent, regardless of how hot headed, short tempered and stubborn he is. But when Trent loves, he loves fiercely. Even when Trent and Noelle were bickering and getting in each other’s faces, I have felt a very strong chemistry between the two of them. The sexual tension between the two of them was hot!
“Are you wearing panties, Noe?” ~ Trent

When Alex left Trent and their son without a word, his life was changed drastically; trying to raise a newborn as well as running his own company. Noelle has been a lifesaver and has helped with Jason from time to time. For several years he has been secretly harboring feelings for her, but has never acted on it. The more he sees her with his son, the more his feelings for her grows. Erin is aware of his feelings for Noelle and is sworn to secrecy even though she is her best friend. But Erin does what she can to secretly push his secret out. Instead of acting on his feelings he filled his life with meaningless women. When Trent finally has the courage to fight for Noelle, it might be too late.
“Noelle holds the key to my happiness and I love her, Erin. I need her to know that.” ~ Trent
Noelle is independent, wild, outgoing, free-spirited, vocal and one of the most loyal friends out there. When it comes to men, she doesn’t do relationships or anything long term. But one meeting with Jace, she is instantly drawn to him. One kiss has her wanting more. And Jace wants it just as much as she does.
“You are both going to have to take the blindfolds off at the same time and see what the hell is in front of you.” ~ Erin
When Noelle realizes that Trent has feelings for her, she is taken back by the news. She’s always felt something for him, but has never wanted to admit anything herself. With two men wanting to be with her and Noelle having two different types of feelings for them, she feels that she needs to give them the equal opportunity to see which one she wants to be with. The men fight to have her attention and do anything possible. She decides she will date both of them to see which path she will choose. Jace is the safe choice for her. A fresh start. But she has always been drawn to Trent. Even when she says no, her body always says yes.
“Him or me, Noe?” “Seems like you need to figure some things out.”~ Jace
Just when we think Noelle has it figured out, someone from the past reappears to throw everyone’s life off kilter. Sacrifices get made, feelings get put aside and lives get changed. What will happen to everyone? Who will Noelle end up choosing? And how will everyone be affected by this decision? Will friendships still remain intact? Will it be too late for everyone to find happiness? 

To find out you’re going to have to read the book. I don' want to spoil it for anyone. I highly recommend this book to everyone. This book can be read as a standalone, but to get a better handle of everyone's back story, you should read Unexpected first. Great job, Amy. I look forward to reading Hadley and Ryder’s story. 

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

EXCERPT:

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

He lets out a full blown laugh but moves back.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Do you want me?”

“I don’t know that either.”

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

But I can’t lose Trent.

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

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

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

The light from my phone blinks with waiting text messages.

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

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






AUTHOR BIO:

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

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

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

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Twitter: @authoramymarie
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

RELEASE LAUNCH ~ HEALED by Rebecca Brooke




Synopsis 
Emily Halliday and Andrew Bentley spent the last few years doing what every couple does. Meet, date, fall in love, and finally getting engaged. Life seemed pretty perfect. So what happens when the unthinkable happens testing their relationship and everything they built together?

The fighter that she is, Emily does everything in her power to save what they once shared, but will it be enough? Can Andrew overcome his fear to love Emily the way he always has?

Can love heal everything?



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REVIEW ~ BATTLE by KJ Bell


SYNOPSIS:

A battle is fought by soldiers on the ground in a time of war. Or at least that’s what I used to think.

I’ve never had to fight for anything in my perfectly planned life, and I certainly never thought I’d have to fight for love.

I was wrong.

One wild, carefree night, and one stupid dare made me realize you can’t appreciate love until you’re forced to fight for it. I want the complex, sexy bull rider who stole my heart in the middle of a deserted wheat field. But Battle McCoy doesn’t believe in love.

What do you do when you aren’t prepared for battle? When someone you care for becomes your greatest enemy? And your surrender is imminent?

I’m going to fight.

There’s a chance he’ll destroy me, but my heart will go to war to make him mine.


Review: 


“Life has a way of working out exactly as it’s supposed to.” “When you find him, Faye, never let him go.” ~ Grammy

 “Love’s an emotion cultivated over time. It grows with trust, with every touch, every stolen glance, and every kiss, until eventually it consumes you.” ~ Faye
Faye Callahan had her entire life mapped out for her and she just went with it. She was miserable but according to her father “a good plan paved the way to a happy future.” She went to the school of his choice, got a job of his liking and she is in line to marry the guy of his choice. Faye has been dating Wyatt for a while and he seems like the perfect husband material, if only he could treat her the way she should be treated. They have been drifting apart over the past few years and seems to be more focused on his needs and himself instead of Faye. But even though he doesn't treasure her, she can’t imagine her life without him. Faye has always put the needs of others before hers, she has finally done with putting her happiness on the back burner. She’s done waiting on the side while he explores his other options. She’s done being the good girl. But is she ready to put the familiar aside for something different?
“I think I’m a good girl. The responsible type. One who makes smart choices and does the right thing.” ~ Faye
Battle McCoy hasn't had an easy life growing up. He keeps to himself as much as possible and lives life on the edge. He doesn't believe in love because love doesn't exist in his world. He is broken. He uses women and tosses them as fast as they come.  As a popular bull rider on tour, he tempts fate every chance he gets in front of the large crowds. The people love it, he feeds off of their adrenaline.
“Love and I aren't on good terms, sweetheart, and we never will be.” ~ Battle
“People don’t come with labels that tell ya what’s inside. We create expectations of who we’re supposed to be, and how we’re supposed to act, but eventually, who we are surfaces. We do somethin’ unexpected, like tonight. These are the moments that make us unique.” ~ Battle
One look out in the crowds and he spots Faye and the chemistry between the two of them is indescribable. It begins the growing and undeniable attraction between the pair. With some liquid courage and a dare, Faye goes up to Battle. This is something Faye never does. But for once she is doing something for herself. He tries to stay away from her as best as he can, ignoring her. She pushes, he pulls away. That is until she starts to dance on the dance floor and one of his friends has his hands on her. That’s his cue to step in. He can’t resist her any longer. They give in to one night in the wheat fields with one another. (One very hot night in the fields I tell you). The sexual tension between the two of them can be felt from a mile away.
“I want the middle” ~ Battle
Battle doesn’t do relationships so Faye will become one of his many women. But to Faye, that one night changed her forever. For once in her life, she felt cherished. She felt something different with Battle. Although he can’t promise her forever, he be her friend and nothing more. As they get to know each other, Battle gets Faye out of her shell, and lets her do things for herself; gives her confidence. Faye shows Battle that he doesn’t need to be afraid to let people in and that love does exist. I loved watching them both grow together, individually and as a couple. They have a long road ahead of them, but they go through it together.
“You’ve already changed me McCoy. You taught me love can be a surprise. You taught me life isn’t planned.” ~ Faye
I love the secondary characters KJ has in the book as well. Battle and Faye are surrounded by a lot of supportive friends and family. I loved seeing Faye stick up to her parents and Wyatt as well, something she couldn’t have done without Battle. The situations that they have to overcome are big, and secrets from the past will come back to haunt them. But can they overcome them together or will this be one battle that will end them? What will happen when things get to be too much to bear?


There is just enough angst in this book to keep you reading till the very end. Thank goodness this is a standalone. I don’t think I could handle this being part of a series. Battle will show you how to love with a broken heart, forgive, and give you the confidence you need to stand up for yourself. You will absolutely fall in love with the characters in this book. KJ does a wonderful job with them, that you will feel like a part of the group yourself.   

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










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ABOUT THE AUTHOR



 K J Bell currently lives in California with her husband and three children. As a mother of three, when she’s not writing, she’s usually carting one of her children to their various activities.

She enjoys reading, and music, and is equally addicted to both.

Writing is a passion she simply can’t live without.

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RELEASE DAY LAUNCH ~ INSIDIOUS by Aleatha Romig

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Book Info

Title: Insidious (Tales From The Dark Side)

Author: Aleatha Romig

Genre: Dark, Erotic Thriller

Cover Design: Melissa Ringuette

Release Date: Oct 21st 2014

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Synopsis

**Due to the dark and explicit nature of this book, it is recommended for mature audiences only. **

Dark desires…Deadly secrets…Devious deceptions…Nothing is exactly as it seems in INSIDIOUS, the new erotic thriller from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author ALEATHA ROMIG!

When a powerful man is willing to risk everything for his own satisfaction, only one woman can beat him at his own game: his wife. Or so she thinks…

“Let’s start with you calling me Stewart. Formalities seem unnecessary.”

Stewart Harrington is rich, gorgeous, and one of the most powerful men in Miami. He always gets what he wants. Anything is available to him for the right price.

Even me.

Being the wife of a mogul comes with all the perks, but being Mrs. Stewart Harrington comes with a few special requirements. I’ve learned to keep a part of myself locked away as my husband watches me submit to his needs. But the more he demands of me, the more beguiled he becomes and that’s to my advantage. So I keep fulfilling his fantasies and following his rules because he doesn’t know that what he’s playing is really my game. And winning is everything, right?

INSIDIOUS is a stand-alone novel and the first Tales from the Dark Side title by ALEATHA ROMIG.

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My Review

in·sid·i·ous adjective \ə̇nˈsidēəs sometimes -ijəs\
1 a :  watching for an opportunity to ensnare
<an insidious tempter>
:  lying in wait :  intended to entrap or trick
<an insidious plot>
b :  enticing and deleterious
<these insidious drugs>
2 a :  acting by imperceptible degrees :  having a gradual, cumulative, and usually hidden effect :  subtle
<insidious charm>
<the insidious pressures of modern life>
<an insidious drink>
b of a disease :  developing so gradually as to be well established before becoming apparent

While Merriam-Webster Dictionary provides the definition of insidious, Aleatha Romig provides the meaning and feeling of what it is to be insidious.

Victoria hasn’t had an easy life in her first eighteen years. When an act of betrayal by her mother and stepfather lead her to the doorstep of Stewart Harrington, Victoria is faced with a life changing decision. Upon her marriage to Stewart, things in Victoria’s life seem to be looking up for the first time. Unfortunately for Victoria, life with Stewart isn’t as it appears. She’s nothing if not adaptable, so Victoria sets out to fulfill ALL of the demands a marriage to someone like Stewart Harrington requires. All the while, planning her revenge.

Insidious starts just as Victoria’s plans are coming to fruition and then seamlessly bounces back and forth between the past and the present, giving the reader just enough information to keep them on the edge of their seat. Truthfully, the reader won’t know until the last page what the fuck is going on and even then it will be up for debate.


I don’t have to have romance in a story for it to be good, but I do require some sort of satisfaction. Aleatha has constructed the story to satisfy the outcome every reader would want, but she does it without pandering. It’s an ending you have to read to believe, and skipping ahead won’t help you one bit. Insidious lives up to its title indeed, for it will creep into your mind and tease the hell out of you each time you put it down.

Reviewed by Liz.

 

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Aleatha Romig is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Together with her high-school sweetheart and husband of twenty-eight years, they've raised three children. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she's not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time with her family and friends. Her pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!

INSIDIOUS is Aleatha's seventh novel. It is her first time to delve into the world of erotic thrillers. The Consequences Series, her first series has been categorized as psychological thriller and dark romance. With INSIDIOUS, Aleatha took the twists and turns of CONSEQUENCES and turned up the heat.

CONSEQUENCES, her first novel, was released August 2011, by Xlibris Publishing. Then in October of 2012, Ms. Romig re-released CONSEQUENCES as an indie author. TRUTH, the sequel, was released October 30, 2012, and CONVICTED, the third in the series, was released October 8, 2013. Unexpectedly, the fourth book of the Consequences series came to life with REVEALED: THE MISSING YEARS. It is the fourth full-length novel in the series. It explores the years in CONVICTED that previously were only mentioned, as well as a complete character glossary and timeline. REVEALED was released May 20, 2014.

INSIDIOUS, the first released book from TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE will be released October 21, 2014. TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE will be a series of standalone, dark, erotic thrillers guaranteed to take you on a wild, hot, and dark ride. Each novel in the series will be independent of the next. The characters from one book will never be revisited. Instead, Aleatha leaves it up to her readers to imagine how each story will end while remembering that it is the journey that is the most fun.

Aleatha is a "Published Author's Network" member of the Romance Writers of America and represented by Danielle Egan-Miller of Brown and Miller Literary Associates.


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RELEASE LAUNCH ~ VANISHING DREAMS (Devil's Bend #2) by Nicole Edwards

Synopsis

Dalton Calhoun hadn’t always planned on a life up on the big stage, beneath the bright lights, but that was where he found himself. A second chance of sorts. An opportunity that had come along after his real dreams vanished when he was eighteen years old. Although country music was more than he could’ve expected, he’d never dismissed the notion that there was still something missing. 

When Dalton followed his buddy Cooper Krenshaw to Devil’s Bend, Texas, it didn’t take long before Dalton realized just what that was. But just because he has topped the country music charts, and made his fair share of women swoon, doesn’t mean that everything comes easy to him. And when he sets his sights on the black-haired, gray-eyed waitress at The Rusty Nail, Dalton realizes he might just have to work for what he wants. 

Katie Clarren’s life has been a series of unfortunate events, starting from the time her mother left on her eighteenth birthday. Not exactly how she had planned to spend one of the major turning points in her young life. Nor had she planned to spend the next five years dealing with the fallout. Somewhere along the way, Katie adapted, doing exactly what she needed to do in order to survive. But Katie has secrets that even her closest friends don’t know. Secrets she has worked hard to protect. 

Although she longs for handsome, charming, country music sensation, Dalton Calhoun, she knows that anything that starts between them can’t last. Too bad her heart doesn’t seem to be on the same page. Katie gives in to her love for Dalton, needing that human connection that has been missing for so long. But when it comes time to make the hard decisions, Katie forces herself to walk away from him. To protect her secrets, and him. The last thing she wants to do is hurt Dalton, no matter how much pain she has to endure in the process. She loves him. 

Can the two of them overcome the secrets and lies? Can they look to the future and stop living in the past? Or will they keep dwelling on the dreams that vanished, not seeing what is right in front of them? Each other.








MeetTheAuthor


New York Times bestselling author Nicole Edwards launched her professional writing career in July of 2012. Having been an avid reader all of her life and a huge fan of creative writing, it seemed the likely path for her to take. Since then, she has released fifteen books and has no plans to stop. As her full-time career/hobby, Nicole writes steamy contemporary and erotic romances.

Nicole is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who was born and raised in Texas. Married with three kids and four dogs, she has plenty of interaction to keep her imagination brewing. Her books have been featured in USA Today’s Happy Ever After segment as well as Indie Reader’s best seller list. She has forged her way as an independent author.

Although she has a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, she prefers to be hiding out in her writing cave, talking to the fictional characters that have built up in her head over the years.

When she isn’t writing or plotting her next book (sometimes translated to “playing on Facebook”), Nicole loves to read and spend time with her family and her dogs.   


 



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