Monday, June 27, 2016

BLOG TOUR~ UP IN FLAMES by Abbi Glines




UP IN FLAMES
A Rosemary Beach Novel
ABBI GLINES
(on sale June 28, 2016)

#1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines returns to Rosemary Beach one last time in this highly-anticipated finale and much beloved series.

Spoiled. Selfish. Rich girl. Villan. Slut.

As the Prada-clad bad girl of Rosemary Beach, Nan Dillon has been called every vile name under the hot summer sun. Some of her reputation is deserved—she’s never had to worry about anything but maintaining her perfect figure and splitting Daddy’s private jet with her brother, Rush.

But Nan is far from happy. Rush has another kid on the way and doesn’t have time to catch up with his sister. Grant, the last guy she truly cared about, chose to be with her half-sister, Harlow, instead of her. And Harlow, who has never gotten over the way Nan treated her when she first moved to town, remains distant.

So when Major asks her out, she jumps at the chance to date the gorgeous charmer. Though she doesn’t know much about the sweet-talking Texan, and though it’s clear he doesn’t want to be exclusive, dating him beats hanging out with vapid socialites or watching Netflix alone at home.

For a while, Nan deals with Major’s playboy ways, but after he burns her one too many times, she takes off for an impromptu wild weekend in Vegas. There, she meets Gannon, a darkly seductive and oh-so-dangerous businessman who knows exactly how to handle her.

With Major asking for a second chance and Gannon haunting her dreams, Nan has to decide who to give her heart to. But what she doesn’t realize is that these players are involved in a much bigger game—and they’re already two moves ahead of her. 


REVIEW:

I honestly don’t know how I feel about this book. This is supposed to be the last book in the series, so I felt that I should have ended up with a better bang than it ended with unfortunately. In her own way Nan did redeem herself in the end, there were some major twists that I did not see coming (like completely didn’t see coming) but I expected more out of it. I mean I love all of Abbi’s books and I felt like this wasn’t one of the best ones.

Nan…. I’ve always hated her, from the very first book in the series, the very first interaction with Blaire. I mean how can we not? She’s very self-centered, snobbish, and stuck up as hell. But in this book we get to know Nan and find out why she is the way she is. It doesn’t excuse her actions though. It took me a while to get to like her. I don’t love her at the end of this book, I warmed up to her. LOL Nan is a different breed of character. She has felt neglected her entire life and she is just trying to feel loved by someone. Rush is getting too busy with his own family that she feels like she needs to find it somewhere else. The guys that she ends up with only see her for one thing. She realizes herself for what she is. She doesn’t want to be lonely so she gives it up to them so easily. But deep down, she wants what everyone has. A part of me kind of feels bad for her, I mean everyone should have that special person in their lives, but she kind of brought it upon herself. If Nan wouldn’t have been so cold hearted to everyone she came in contact with, maybe someone would actually love her? That’s what I think anyway.

But when Major shows interest in her, she’s all for it. She knows he’s the biggest player alive so she can’t be mad at him. He has been upfront with her from day one and has said what it is. He can’t be in a relationship and we see that he really is a big player. When Nan wants to give him a taste of his own medicine, she flies to Vegas to have a little fun of her own. It’s where she meets Gannon. With him, it’s like love at first sight. Nan is so taken by him, she’s never felt this way about anyone before. She forgets about Major instantly. Gannon treats Nan like she has never been treated before, which makes her fall even harder for him. He knows just what to do and just what to say to her. It’s like he was made for him. She practically in love with him and she knows nothing about it. And yet, she does the unthinkable.

Major realizes he messed up and wants a second chance. Nan is realizing that their time is up. But then, she knows everything about Major and nothing about Gannon. She has two men on her hands and doesn’t know what to do with them. Little does she know they know everything about her…. And when the truth finally comes out, all hell breaks loose and chaos lives will be changed forever.

What happens when the truth is unveiled about Gannon? What will Nan do with that information? Will they continue what they started or will that be the end of it all?  What will she do about Major? Will she cut her ties with him? Or is that one worth pursuing?

I surly didn’t agree with some of the things that Nan did in this book, but hey I never did like Nan to begin with. But she did grow on me. Knowing her story kind of helped me like her just a little bit. You will be glued to this book though because Abbi will throw some things at you that you will never expect to see. It defiantly did throw me for a loop there. It was great to see Blaire and Rush in this book, as well as their little guy. Just seeing Nan interact with him made it known that she does have a heart after all haha. I’m kind of sad though that this is the end. 

ABOUT ABBI GLINES:
Abbi Glines is the New York Times, USA 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 and AbbiGlines.com.




FIND ABBI ONLINE:


Twitter: @AbbiGlines
Instagram: @AbbiGlines

UP IN FLAMES by Abbi Glines
Atria Books | 256 pages | ISBN: 9781501115394, $15.00 | June 28, 2016 | eBook ISBN: 9781501115400, $7.99

Order the Paperback:  Amazon |   Barnes & Noble |  Books-a-Million | IndieBound | See more
Order the eBook:  Amazon Kindle |  Apple iBookstore |  Barnes & Noble |  Blio |  Books-a-Million |Google ebookstore |  Kobo

Enter the giveaway!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Review and Excerpt Tour ~ Say You'll Stay by Corinne Michaels






Synopsis



One word.
Stay.


It was all he had to do. Instead, he got on that bus and took my heart with him.


That was seventeen years ago.


I moved on. Marriage. Kids. White picket fence. Everything I ever wanted, but my husband betrayed me and I was left once again.


Alone, penniless, and with two boys, I had no choice but to return to Tennessee. He wasn’t supposed to be there. I should’ve been safe. However, fate has a way of stepping in.


This time around, the tables are turned. It’s my decision. Second chances do exist, but I don’t know if we can repair what’s already been broken . . .


** This book is a STANDALONE **


Add to Goodreads  http://bit.ly/25zfv6k




iBooks http://bit.ly/SYSiBooks
Barnes & Noble http://bit.ly/SYSBN
Kobo http://bit.ly/SYSKobo
Amazon Live Alert Signup http://bit.ly/SYSAmazonAlert

REVIEW:

Huge fan of Corinne Michaels. The emotion put into this story is unbelievable. I cried so many times. I could feel every thing Presley was going through with the way this was written. I was hooked in chapter one and completely addicted until the last page I read. At 18 years old, many of us have made bad decisions. Decisions some of us will regret one day. After her and Zach walked away from each other at 18, him to pursue his baseball career and her to finish school, Presley goes through some tough times. At the time, Presley though she was making the right decision. Then she meets Todd and has the perfect life. Or at least she thought she did.. Until Tragedy strikes her life once again. Her whole world crashes down on her and she and her two boys have no choice but to move back home to her parents house to get back on their feet. Then she runs into Zachary again. Funny how God has a way of taking such a horrible situation and making something good come out of it. But with all their secrets and past, so many years later, they are both different people now. Can they make it work? Get one clicking!! And make sure your have a box of tissues because you'll need one! 

This was a great read! Corinne Michaels I can not wait to see what you put out next! This one sure had me on a roller coaster ride of emotions! 

About the Author


Corinne Michaels is the USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of The Salvation Series (Beloved, Beholden, Consolation, Conviction & Defenseless). She's an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. Corinne is happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife. After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness.

Both her maternal and paternal grandmothers were librarians, which only intensified her love of reading. After years of writing short stories, she couldn't ignore the call to finish her debut novel, Beloved. Her alpha heroes are broken, beautiful, and will steal your heart.

Contact Corinne



Newsletter: http://bit.ly/1Uaqj0Q


EXCERPT:


“Hey.” Zach peers at me as I shake off my thoughts. “I figured you’d be asleep.” He climbs the steps slowly as I get to my feet.
“I figured you’d be gone.”
I walk toward him, unsure of why he’s here. “I left for a bit, but wanted to come check on you.”
“Oh.”
He snickers. “I couldn’t sleep.”
“Me either.” He’s close enough that I can smell his cologne. Even after a long night, being in the woods, he smells like home.
I take another step.
Then another.
I’m so close I have to tilt my head to look into his eyes.
I breathe him in, feel his heat, and I can’t stop myself. I want him. I need him. I grip his neck and yank his mouth to mine. I kiss him. I kiss him and give in to everything I’ve been feeling. He doesn’t waste a second. His arms wrap around me, holding my body against his. My fingers grip his neck, keeping him exactly where I need him. This kiss is frantic, but God it feels good.

Friday, June 24, 2016

A Measure of Love by Sophie Jackson




From award-winning fanfic phenomenon Sophie Jackson, the third novel in the sexy and emotionally intense blockbuster A Pound of Flesh series.

Life in New York for ex-con Riley Moore is pretty damn good, until a call from his mother shatters the calm: his father has suffered his second heart attack in two years and is in a critical condition. Leaving everything behind, Riley flies home to Michigan for the first time in five years to support his mother and do his best to make amends with his father. He also tries not to think about Lexie Pierce, the only girl he ever truly cared about, and who broke his heart.

When they inevitably meet, memories of their love make Riley yearn to reconnect, despite the pain they both suffered. Though she's wary, and has a secret she’s hidden from him for five years, Lexie has little willpower when it comes to Riley and she agrees. Besides, after all that has gone before, she owes it to both of them to find out if they can love each other again.

Can they both overcome their sorrow and secrets and finally share their life together?



REVIEW:


Love Sophie Jackson, huge fan. Another amazing story from her. This is one of the sweetest love stories I have ever read. I am a true believer in soul mates and reading this made me realize yet again why I believe so much. Riley and Lexie are perfect. Meant for each other, soul mates, each other's other half. So many road blocks come into play. I'm not going to lie, I hated Lexie through some of this story. I won't give away why, but I hated her. She grew on me toward the end and everyone makes mistakes but geeze! The mistake she made was almost... Almost unforgivable. In fact, I'm not sure I forgave her yet.. But I'm stubborn. Riley is a good person. He was hurt so so deeply and I was impressed with the way he handled things. This is a must read for 2016. It's so emotional. I felt the pain each character was going through and I cried, wanted to scream, smack Lexie, smack some sense into Riley.. But I also laughed.. A lot. Rileys brothers are hilarious! Take my word and one click! You won't regret it! 


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Release Blitz ~ EASY KISSES by Kristen Proby




ABOUT EASY KISSES:

The Boudreaux Series. Sexy. Intriguing. Easy.

Simon Danbury, an internationally sought after motivational speaker, helps women from all walks of life with love, self-esteem, dating and career building skills. Handsome, witty and wealthy, Simon seemingly has everything a man could want.

But appearances can be deceiving.

While Simon may have the answers for millions of women all over the world, when it comes to his own love life, he’s a giant, sexy mess. Divorced, and convinced that he’ll never love again, the very last thing he expects is one Charly Boudreaux.

Charly doesn’t want to be at this seminar in the middle of nowhere, but her sister made her go. She’s the one who has her life together. Great career, amazing family, nice home, and loyal friends. So what if she doesn’t have a man? She doesn’t need one. If she’s learned anything in her almost thirty years, it’s that men are more trouble than they’re worth.

And they have a nasty habit of breaking your heart into a million tiny pieces.

So she’ll sit through all of Simon’s touchy feely crap and go home and get on with her life. Except Simon isn’t really spouting crap, and when he smiles at her, the butterflies are ridiculous.

Never mixing business with pleasure, Simon finds Charly, a bright spot in a universe that’s been dark for too long. But will he be able to resist her?

And why would he want to?



 BUY LINKS:

Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/28IqAXH

And don’t forget to grab the first three books in the Boudreaux Series on sale for a limited time only!


REVIEW:

Kristen Proby has a way of sucking the readers in from page one. I have loved Charly’s character since she was introduced to us. I love her feisty personality, her smart ass mouth not to mention her take charge attitude. She is a girl that knows what she wants, and is never afraid to speak her mind.  Charly is sent away for a two week retreat, courtesy of her sister Savannah. Her sister thought she needed to get away. The retreat was one that was based around ways to better yourself. The event was being hosted by Simon. A hot British guy, that made Charly’s toes curl just by the way he looked at her. 

Simon has a rule, never mix business with pleasure, but something about Charly makes his throw all his rules out the window.  Can two weeks be enough for these two. When the two weeks come to an end, will they be able to part ways? What happens when one of them wants more? Maybe even both. Will either tell the other, or will they let the best thing that has happened to them walk away?

This book is a quick read. Once you start, you will not want to stop reading it, because you will want to know what happens next. At times I wanted to smack Simon in the back of the head. I wanted to scream, you claim to be an expert on relationship, do something. Fix this.  Stop being an ass. Those are just a few things I yelled at my kindle. 


Well....  I won’t give anything away. I will simply say.... READ EASY KISSES......


EXCERPT:

“Tired?” Simon asks with a knowing smile.
“A bit,” I reply with a nod. “And the view is incredible.”
“No kidding,” Shelly says with an annoying giggle, and I realize she thinks I’m talking about Simon.
For fuck sake.
“Actually, I was talking about the mountains,” I add, stifling a laugh when Heidi knocks her knee against mine. “The views here are unreal. When I saw that the conference was to be held in Montana, I just figured we’d be in the boonies, on a dude ranch or something with no wifi and hunting and gathering our food ourselves. I had no idea that this existed.”
“It’s one of my favorite places in the world,” Simon replies with one of his insane smiles. Seriously, he smiles and the room lights up. He’s changed into a casual blue T-shirt that hugs his shoulders and reveals the sleeve of tattoos down his left arm. In all of his public appearances, he wears long sleeves, covering the ink. It’s sexy as hell, not to mention the lean muscle there. His dark hair is disheveled from pushing his fingers through it all day, and his eyes look a bit tired, too. “Where are you from, Charly? Is that the South I hear in your voice?”
I grin. “Louisiana,” I confirm. “I’m from New Orleans.”
“Another of my favorite places,” he replies with a wink.
“Oh, I love it there too,” Shelly says. “What do you do there?”
“I own a shoe store.” I grin at the waitress as she fills my water glass.
“Well, that wouldn’t suck,” Heidi says and glances down at my feet. “I admired your shoes all day.”
“Thank you.”
“How long have you done that?” Simon asks, listening intently.
“Six years,” I reply. “But I’ve lived there all my life.”
He nods, and I can see in his eyes that he has more questions, but he shifts the focus to someone else, to my relief.
“And where are you from, Heidi?”
“Arizona,” she replies and begins telling us about her business raising assistance dogs. She pulls her phone out to show us photos, and I melt.
“Aww, what a sweet baby,” I croon when she shows me the yellow lab puppy she’s working with now. “Puppies are the best.”
“I think so too,” Heidi agrees. Dinner is surprisingly fun. We spend the next hour chatting about our homes, what we do, and things that interest us. Simon is funny and charming, easily deflecting Shelly’s blatant flirtations.
He’s professional. I assume he comes down and has dinner with a different group of women from the retreat each night. It’s a nice touch.
I wonder how many he sleeps with.



ABOUT KRISTEN PROBY:


New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle and Love Under the Big Sky series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong, humorous characters with a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.

Kristen lives in Montana, where she enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.