Friday, April 17, 2015

BLOG TOUR ~ WAIT FOR MORNING by Nicole Edwards




Welcome to Sniper 1 Security.  Wait for Morning is the first in a new series called Sniper 1 Security. This series will focus around two families that are in the private security business. This book is different for Nicole as it’s the first for her in the romantic suspense genre. For readers, they will find the normal Nicole Edwards style of writing, with a nice mixture of excitement, suspense and her erotic touches where needed. For the die-hard Nicole Edwards fans, they will see a bit less of the erotic, but when it's present it will set your e-reader on fire!









Trace Kogan will go to any length to protect those who need protecting. That is the business he is in; the business his father, Casper Kogan, started with Bryce Trexler more than thirty-five years ago. Trace spends day and night eliminating threats to clients, so when the danger hits too close to home, he won’t let anything come between him and the woman who desperately needs his help.


His fear… the physical reaction he has to Marissa may pose a bigger danger than the ghost that they find themselves up against.


Marissa Trexler has spent the last twelve months of her life in hiding, tucked away in one safe house after another for her own protection. The threat to her is real even if the reason is still unknown. Strangely, whoever is after her seems to find her no matter where she goes, leading her family to believe it’s an inside job.


So when the decision is made that Trace will provide personal protection, she can’t say no, even if being close to him adds another level of danger… and this one is to her heart.









REVIEW:


I freaking LOVE Nicole Edwards.  

I will forever scream that I LOVE Nicole Edwards from the rooftops.  Here we go again, Nicole has created another cast of characters that I am dying to get to know, not to mention we get a little surprise at the end.   Possibly a cross over novel with other characters... (WINK: You will have to read Wait for Morning to find out what I am talking about.)

In Wait for Morning we are introduced to the Trexler and Kogan families.  The two families are VERY close and have formed Sniper 1 Securities.  The families are not only business parties but best of friends.  The Trexler and Kogan children have grown up together. Most of them very close in age.  They are more like siblings rather than friends.  The only problem is, Marissa Trexler has been in love with Trace Kogan since was fourteen years old.  

Trace Krogan is Marissa's older brother, Clay's best friend who is two years older than her. Marissa has been crushing on Trace for as long as she can remember.  Her teenage crush has turned into so much more.  She refused to be rejected by Trace, yet she is pulled to him.  She wants him.. she needs him.  Little did she know the feelings were mutual.

For years, Trace has been keeping Marissa at a distance.  At first, he looked at her as a little sister, until his feelings for her changed.  He no longer looked at her as a sibling, rather he looked at her as the beautiful woman she was.  Trace has been struggling with his feelings for Marissa for years.  He built a wall of armor around him trying to resist her, trying to avoid being alone with her.  

When Marissa's life is in danger, Trace demands to be the one to protect her.  He knows that her brothers are perfectly capable of doing the job, but his heart won't allow that to happen. The Trexler and Kogan siblings' have known that Trace and Marissa have feelings for each other for years.  It was evident. The way the two of them avoided each other, avoided contact with each other.  The chemistry was off the charts with these to.  It was only a matter of time before Trace would pull his head out of his ass and follow his heart.  Marissa brings out something fierce in Trace.  Feelings that he is determined to keep at bay.  Her life is in danger and there is no time for him to fall victim to his desire for Marissa.

Marissa was going to be the death of Trace.  Trace has always managed to keep a wall up between the two of them.  Little by little, Marissa is removing that wall brick by brick. Marissa was everything Trace wanted and everything he had denied himself.  Sometimes life has a way of playing tricks on us, throwing the ones we love right at our feet.  When Marissa's life was threatened once again, Trace can't handle not being the one to protect her. She isn't just an assignment, she is so much more.
Somehow, Marissa Trexler had managed to sneak her way into his heart, into his soul, and he'd welcomed her with open arms, ignoring everything else. ~ Trace Kogan 
The question was, how long was Trace going to be able to hold out?  How long would Trace be able to avoid Marissa?  How long would he be able to fight his feelings for her?  Was he strong enough to continue to fight his feelings for her, or would be lose that battle?

When Marissa agrees to have Trace protect her, she knows things are going to change.  She welcomes it.  She is tired of fighting her feelings for Trace.  Marissa is hoping that Trace will open up to her and not be so closed off.  Marissa sees the effects she has on Trace, and takes advantage of every opportunity she is given.  Will she use this to her advantage? After everything Marissa has been through, will she trust Trace to keep her safe?  Can Trace keep Marissa safe?  Will Marissa get her life back, or will she forever fear for her life?

I absolutely LOVED the connection between Trace and Marissa.  I loved seeing him struggle with his feelings.  Of course, Trace is an alpha male, I would expect nothing less from Nicole. In Wait for Morning, Nicole introduces us to a ton of new characters, which we know we will definitely get more off.  She lined it up perfectly for how each one will get their own novel. My only complaint is, I WANT THE NOVELS NOW !!!!  I am dying to see where each of their story lines go.

Wait for Morning will have you turning the pages quickly, as you will be dying to know what happens next.  Readers, play close attention to detail in this book.  Nicole gives us a lot of new characters in this book.  The Trexler and Kogan families are BIG.  There are a lot of them, not to mention the HOTTIE Trace's close friend, Zachariah Tavoularis better known as "Z". Talk about WHOAZERS !!!!  

Wait for Morning is a definite 5 star rating for me!!!!

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.  I also purchased my own copy from Amazon as well!!!













New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nicole Edwards lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, their three kids, and four rambunctious dogs. When she’s not writing about sexy alpha males, Nicole can often be found with her Kindle in hand or making an attempt to keep the dogs happy. You can find her hanging out on Facebook and interacting with her readers - even when she’s supposed to be writing.

Nicole also writes contemporary/new adult romance as Timberlyn Scott.

Find out more about Nicole on her website: www.NicoleEdwardsAuthor.com





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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

BLOG TOUR ~ CONTRITE by Kathy Coopmans

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**RELEASE AND BLOG TOUR**
CONTRITE by Kathy Coopmans
Release Date- April 6th
Blog Tour - April 6th-15th

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April 6th-8th


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Blurb:

“Clove?”
I jump, catching sight of Zack out of my peripheral vision.
“Christ, you scared the shit out of me!”
I sit back in my chair with a smile on my face, placing my hand over my heart as I slump back in my seat. I laugh, finding the situation funny. Pulling my ear buds out, I watch my brother as he strolls in and sits across from me at my desk. But he’s not laughing or smiling.
“There’s something wrong,” I say in a strangled voice.
“Yeah, there is.”
“Is . . .?”
I start crying and can’t seem to get any words to come out. My chest starts heaving and I hold onto the edge of my desk, my knuckles snow white from my tight grip.
“Is he cheating on me?”
“It’s worse, Clove. Much worse.”
The way he looks at me tells me whatever his news is, it’s going to rip me to shreds.
“Wha-what is it?” I can barely choke the words out.

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Author Bio:

Kathy is a Michigan native where she lives with her husband Tony. They have two son's Aaron and Shane.
She is a sports nut. Her favorite sports include NASCAR, Baseball and Football.
By day she is a hairstylist and loves her job.
She has always been an avid reader and at the young age of 50 decided she wanted to write. She claims she can do several things at once and still stay on task. Her favorite quote is "I got this."



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Monday, April 13, 2015

BLOG TOUR ~ WHEN I'M GONE by Abbi Glines





WHEN I’M GONE by Abbi Glines

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines comes the next new adult novel in the Rosemary Beach series, in which we meet Mase, a Texas heartthrob first introduced in Take a Chance who comes to Rosemary Beach to stir things up.

I had an urge to fix all her problems. Which was stupid. She was doing fine without me. But something about those big eyes…

Mase Colt-Manning has always preferred his humble life as a Texas rancher to his birthright as the son of a legendary rock star. In fact, he rarely visits his father’s rarefied world in Rosemary Beach, especially if it means bunking at his vile half-sister Nan’s house—until one visit leads to a chance encounter with a young, gorgeous house maid who awakens him with her off-key but spirited imitation of a country music star…

Reese Ellis finally has her freedom. After escaping a lifetime of abuse from her parents and classmates for an undiagnosed learning disorder, she seizes the opportunity to be a house maid to some of the richest families in Rosemary Beach. But her job is in jeopardy when she causes an accident at the home of her most important client, Nan Dillon. When a hot, half-naked stranger with a cowboy’s swagger comes to her rescue, she’s intrigued—then afraid once he shows his own interest. Reese has never met a trustworthy man in her life. Will 
Mase be any different?



Review: 

“Every step I’ve taken in life has led me to you. And because I’m here now I don’t regret one thing. For every bad thing that happened, I’ve been rewarded something beautiful than all of the bad in return. You made it worth it. You’re my gift in life. I’ve lived through the bad and survived. My reward was that God gave me you.” 
I have read the entire Rosemary Series each, twice. When Mase was introduced I got a little excited and I knew I had to know more about his story. So when there was talk about a Mase book coming out, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. Abbi did not disappoint with this book. Like all her books, she makes you feel what the characters are feeling. But this one was much different. I felt really connected to Reese from the moment the book started, my heart broke for her. She wanted to be normal, I wanted that for her so bad. But watching her overcome that and watching her grow was satisfying. And just seeing the instant attraction between Mase and Reese, it goes deeper than physical.
“There was a worshipful look on his face that made me feel cherished. Important. Protected. Those were three things I had never felt.” ~ Reese
Reese Ellis grew up with such a bad childhood. She didn’t know her father, was abused by stepfather abused, was pretty much ignored by a mother who hated her and was bullied by all the kids around. Even though she was surrounded by people, she felt alone. When the time finally came she became free and started a new life alone. Her childhood had caused her such a terrifying experience that she put up such a strong wall to guard not only her heart but herself. Her travels brought her to Rosemary Beach, where she is a very strong willed, hard working woman who depends on no one but herself to survive. She doesn’t complain about her hardships or about being alone. She takes it all in strides, as if it makes her stronger. It’s one of the many things I love about her, along with her strength and determination.
“No one can help me. You can’t fix what isn’t there. And my brain just isn’t all there.” ~ Reese
Although Mase Manning is the son of the famous rocker Kiro Manning, he is the complete opposite of his father. Mase prefers living the simple life living running a business on the ranch in Texas with his mother and stepfather. He is very similar to his sister Harlow; hardworking, dedicated, loyal, caring, kind hearted and easy to love.  Mase will put your needs before his own and he will do everything in his power to make you happy. It was so easy to fall in love with him, not because of his charm, but because of how thoughtful and caring he was to a complete stranger. It does help that he is a gorgeous hunk.
“I didn’t let men touch me. But something about the concerned way he was studying my palm made me trust him.” ~ Reese
“Why do you want to help me?”“Because you’re worth helping.”
“But there’s something about you, Reese, that makes me want to erase that lost look in your eyes.” ~ Mase
Reese and Mase’s world’s collide when she embarrasses herself while working at Nan’s house. He is staying there while he is visiting Harlow. When Reese gets injured he gets all protective and takes it upon himself to make sure she is taken care of. Her first instinct is to retreat from him because she is fine and that she can take care of herself and she’s nervous because she could be fired but Mase will not take no for an answer. He is determined to care for her. He just met her, but there’s something about her that draws him to her; something about her that makes his body tingle and his chest ache, and makes him want to look out for her.  
“You’re really a nice man, Mase Manning. I don’t normally like men. They…make me nervous. But you, you’re different.” ~Reese
This is pretty much where their relationship starts. Mase senses her nervousness and finds a way to ease her into talking, to get to know a little more about her. The very little she gives away, upsets him, makes him very protective over her. Thinking he would never see her again, he tries to ignore the feeling his gut gives him, but he’s wrong when he sees her again and again. He realizes that she is not like any ordinary girl and to get to know her better he needs to slowly ease her into it. She has had a bad past and is extremely insecure about things and people, which would explain why she is alone and has no friends. When he figures out she has a disability, he doesn’t treat her differently, and he really goes above and beyond to help her. And even when he goes back to Texas, it tests their limits, but yet, he doesn’t let it affect what they have. Miles away, he still does everything he possibly can to keep her safe and not alone.
“I am not less than. I have nothing to be ashamed of. I am a smart, capable person.” ~ Reese“When you hurt, it rips me apart. When you’re happy, I feel like I own the fucking world.” ~ Mase
I love what Abbi did with this book. You have Reese, who had such a bad childhood, overcome it all and survived it. If only half of us had the strength and determination that she has, even with the undiagnosed disability didn’t hold her back from living her life. I fell in love with Mase in Harlow’s book, but seeing him here, I fell harder. The way he just cares for her instantly and takes it upon himself to keep her well just melted my heart. This book wasn’t really about getting into the girls pants, like any other book. Reese is completely inexperienced in the love department and she doesn’t know how to react when men are involved. Mase doesn’t pressure her into anything of that nature. He focuses on her well-being first and foremost and her feelings before any of that. He wants her trust before they get into that phase. And when they get there, you really see the true connection they have. Mase helped Reese grow in this book; both as an individual and grow along with Mase. It’s a beautiful thing to see. You will fall in love will Mase Manning, not just for his looks, but with all that he has to offer.
“My best present was you.”
When things are not as they seem, decisions have to be made and someone has to fight for their relationship in order for it to survive. Who will fight for whom? And will they be victorious? When changes have to happen, will they go through smoothly? When the past comes back to haunt you, will everyone be able to survive?
“He makes everything right when it all seems wrong.” ~ Reese

It’s always fun to see the entire gang and how things are changing for each of them. They’re like one big family. You can’t mess with just one of them, without messing with them all. I’ve read about them all from the beginning so seeing them all grow is like watching your kids grow up. I definitely can’t wait for the second part in this book because she left us hanging just a tad. I mean, she left us at a good spot don’t get me wrong. But I kept swiping yelling OMG hoping there would be more. My mind is wondering where the story is going to take us next. I can’t wait to see what happens next with Mase and Reese!! 

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




About the Author:

Abbi Glines is the New York TimesUSA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Field Party, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. A devoted book lover, Abbi lives with her family in Alabama. She maintains a Twitter addiction at @AbbiGlines and can also be found at Facebook.com/AbbiGlinesAuthor andAbbiGlines.com.








WHEN I’M GONE by Abbi Glines


Atria Books | Paperback | On-Sale: 04/07/15 | 272 pages
Paperback ISBN: 9781476776095, $15.00 | eBook ISBN: 9781476776101, $7.99 Audio ISBN: 9781442376670, $17.99


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The Interim by S. Walden




~A lot can change in the space between devising a plan and carrying it out. That space is called the Interim.~


High school seniors Jeremy Stahl and Regan Walters aren’t friends. Not even close. He’s a picked-on, picked-apart loser outcast. She’s a cool kid running with the popular crowd. It’s unlikely they’d ever speak to one another. Too bad he’s madly in love with her. But what does it matter, anyway? He’s got no time for love. Only revenge.

Meticulously detailed in the pages of his battered red notebook is his master plan: April 14, 9:30 A.M., two guns, eighty rounds of ammo, backup knives, eleven victims. He’s finally ready to answer every single taunt, jeer, and flying fist—unwarranted abuse that’s spanned six years of his lonely life. He’s justified. He’s ready. But he never readied himself for her.

Regan finds his journal. She reads it, and when he discovers her intrusion, he has to switch tactics. She’s a liability now.

Better fix that.


(WARNING: This is a New Adult standalone that contains graphic language and violence, including gun violence. If school shootings are an especially sensitive subject for you, then I urge you to refrain from reading this book.)


Excerpt:

His heart plummeted when their eyes met that morning. And then the anger bubbled up in his chest almost immediately. The things she must know! He knew she read it. A girl would have read it. Fucking girls. It was written all over her guilty face, her deer-in-headlights eyes. Her body language. He saw the imperceptible tightening of his words against her chest—her biceps flexing as she secured his notebook to her body. Like she owned it. Like she owned him.

The hell you do, he thought.




Letter to the Reader:

Dear Reader,

Not many authors will discourage you from reading their work. After all, the goal of our stories is to grow our readership, not diminish it. I’m well aware of that, but when I first became inspired with Jeremy’s story, I knew I would have to go about promoting it in an entirely different way—something far removed from my past marketing campaigns. I knew I would have to hide the book, stamp disclaimers all over it, plant seeds of doubt in your minds, decline requests for advanced reviews—in essence, all the things an author SHOULD NOT do when marketing her book. That’s why it took me so long to write the damn thing—over a year of worrying, second-guessing, flip-flopping, arguing. Jeremy sat waiting patiently, and I stared back at him wondering just how much he would destroy my career.

Then I remembered that his story is exactly the type of controversial social issue I enjoy tackling. I knew I had to write it because I could. I could be sensitive to the subject matter without being PC. I could leave my political and moral opinions out of it. I could make it a human story, not a gun story. I could do all these things if I worked very hard—if I was diligent and faithful to my characters and their experiences. Once I realized these things, I stopped fretting and just started writing, careful to keep all the details private and sacred. That’s how writing should be: private and sacred.

Now Jeremy’s story is no longer private, but I hope you will find it sacred. I hope you will throw off your preconceptions and bury your social and political views, your moral judgments. It’s too easy to go into a story like this already angry, especially if you or someone you love has experienced gun violence. I urge you to think long and hard before starting Interim if you are especially sensitive to the topic of school shootings. There are extremely violent, descriptive scenes, and I do not wish for my book to be a trigger for you.

I am well aware of the social debate a book like this may provoke. I did not write it for debate. I did not write it to make a statement about guns, gun control, gun access, Constitutional rights, etc. I am not interested in comparing my story to the horrific school shootings that have taken place in the United States. I have no motive other than to tell a story about an abused boy who felt he deserved justice. What you take away from the novel is entirely up to you.

Love,
Summer




S. Walden used to teach English before making the best decision of her life by becoming a full-time writer. She lives in Georgia with her very supportive husband who prefers physics textbooks over fiction and has a difficult time understanding why her characters must have personality flaws. She is wary of small children, so she has a Westie instead. She is the USA Today bestselling author of Going Under. When she's not writing, she's thinking about it.

She loves her fans and loves to hear from them. Email her at swaldenauthor@hotmail.com and follow her twitter feed at @swaldenauthor.




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Thursday, April 9, 2015

COVER REVEAL ~ BEAT by VI Keeland


Beat
(A standalone novel)
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Vi Keeland







Genre: A contemporary romance novel

Add Beat to your TBR list on Goodreads!  

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RELEASE DATE: June 15, 2015

Cover
Cover designer: Sommer Stein, Perfect Pear Creative 
Model: Nicolas Simoes 
Stalk  Model Nicolas Simoes on Instagram

Photographer: Brice Hardelin 







Blurb
Dimpled smile of a boy
Hard body of a man
Sings like an angel
Fucks like the devil

I was stuck between a rock(star) and a hard place.

At fifteen, his poster hung on my bedroom wall.  At twenty-five his body hovered over mine.  Every girl’s fantasy became my reality.  I was dating a rockstar.  Yet I was slowly falling for another man.  The problem was—the two men—they shared a tour bus.    

Flynn Beckham was the opening act.
Dylan Ryder was the headliner.

What happens when the opening act begins to shine so bright, it seems to dim everything else in its wake?

I’ll tell you what happens.  Things get ugly. 







Additional Books by Vi Keeland

Throb
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1zk882K

Worth the Fight (MMA Fighter Series, Book One)
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1alpVES
Smashwords - http://bit.ly/1is0zNX

Worth The Chance (MMA Fighter Series, Book Two)

Worth Forgiving (MMA Fighter Series, Book Three)

Belong to You (A Cole Novel, Book One)

Made For You (A Cole Novel, Book Two)

First Thing I See (Stand Alone)

Left Behind (Stand Alone)
Amazon US:
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About the Author:

Vi Keeland




Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn't change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work.  She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!



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