Thursday, July 31, 2014

COVER REVEAL ~ CAN'T LET GO by Michelle Lynn



Dex is many things, a college senior, the bassist for The Invisibles, a son, a friend, everything but a boyfriend. Everybody knows him as the shallow guy who’s up for a good time anytime. People rarely take the time to see the loyal guy lying just beneath the happy-go-lucky façade.

There are parts of Dex’s life he keeps hidden. Ones he believes no one would understand. Since he gave up on the idea of a dream girl long ago, he thinks he’s finally found the perfect balance of connection without commitment with Sam.

Chrissy used to know everything about Dex. When he left four years ago for college, she was left behind. Four years later, with nowhere else to turn, Chrissy calls the one person she’s always counted on, Dex. One glance at the sad eyes he’s tried to forget and Dex knows it’s out of his control.

With Chrissy's return, lines begin to cross from friendship to something more, but will Dex's secret force them apart forever?

(Can't Let Go is the fourth novel in the Invisibles Series)


Michelle moved around the Midwest most of her life, transferring from school to school before settling down in the outskirts of Chicago ten years ago, where she now resides with her husband and two kids.  She developed a love of reading at a young age, which helped lay the foundation for her passion to write.   With the encouragement of her family, she finally sat down and wrote one of the many stories that have been floating around in her head. 

When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found playing with her kids, talking to her mom on the phone, or hanging out with her family and friends.  But after chasing around twin preschoolers all day, she always cherishes her relaxation time after putting the kids to bed.


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BLOG TOUR ~ Only With You by Lauren Layne


Getting mistaken for a prostitute is not part of Sophie Dalton's life plan. Not that Sophie even has a life plan. She's perfectly happy being everyone's favorite party girl. But then a Las Vegas bachelorette party goes awry, and an uptight businessman gives Sophie a new label: hooker.

Unfortunately, what happens in Vegas doesn't always stay there. When the same jerk who mistook her for a prostitute shows up as Sophie's new boss and her perfect sister's new boyfriend, Sophie's carefree existence is turned upside down. Grayson Wyatt may have infiltrated family dinners and her professional world, but Sophie's not about to let a judgmental prude anywhere near her personal life.

As Gray's icy stares give way to quiet smiles, Sophie realizes that the one man she's been so desperate to get away from just might be the one she wants to keep around forever.

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“Are you sure we should do this?”she asked breathlessly.

“No. I’m never sure of anything with you.”

They stared at each other, both aware that they were on a ledge from which there was no turning back. She willed him to make the first move. Without breaking eye contact, he slid
his hand behind her neck, then his fingers tangled roughly in her hair. He pulled her close but didn’t kiss her again. He seemed to be waiting for her permission. Lost in the storm of his eyes, she felt herself leaning forward slightly, her lips parting.

He needed no further invitation. His arm slid around her lower back, pulling her toward him as his other hand tugged her face roughly down to his. If the kiss in the park today had been unexpectedly steamy, she went into this kiss fully expecting the rush. And it delivered.

The kiss was every bit as hot as the one earlier, but this one had an extra layer of emotion. Somewhere under the burning haze of sexual desire she felt the pull of something else.

This kiss wasn’t just about this moment. It held the promise of something more. Much more.

About Lauren Layne:

Lauren Layne writes contemporary romance for Grand Central Publishing (Forever) and Random House(Loveswept).

After dabbling in an e-commerce career in Seattle and Southern California, Lauren moved to New York City where she now writes full time.

Lauren graduated from Santa Clara University with B.S. in Political Science that she has yet to put to good use. She lives with her husband and plus-sized pomeranian in a tiny Manhattan studio. 

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Dead Heat Ranch Novella, #0.5

Note: This novella was originally featured in the Some Like It Hot Anthology. Although this story has not changed, this novella contains a bonus scene, along with an excerpt from Betting on Grace, DHR #1.

New York Times bestselling author Nicole Edwards is heating things up with Boots Optional, a sexy new ménage novella which is the first book in a hot new series called Dead Heat Ranch. Grace Lambert is familiar with hard work, long days, and handsome cowboys. She’s been working for her family’s dude ranch since she was old enough to ride a horse and she’s not afraid to get her hands dirty. What she is afraid of is the heat that’s been generating between her and not one, but two sexy cowboys who’ve set their sights on her. And each other.

Grant Kingsley and Lane Miller have both had their eyes on Gracie for years, but the feisty cowgirl has managed to keep them at bay. As far as they are concerned, cowboys don’t give up, and neither of them is ready to give up just yet. Not on her and not on the heat that transpires between the two of them.

Find out what happens when the sultry Texas nights get as hot as the fierce Texas days.


Nicole Edwards never lets me down.  With each book that I read, I am captivated and left wanting more.  Boots Optional was a quick read and I am excited to get Betting On Grace on July 29th..  Boots Optional sets up the series by introducing Grace Lambert and her sisters, not to mention to hot cowboys, Grant and Lane. 

Grace is attracted to both Lane and Grant but has been fighting her feelings for years.  Grace always tried to keep her distance from Lane and Grant, but after getting an eyeful one Friday night, she can't look away.   She can't stop thinking about them, she can't get that vision out of her mind.  

Lane and Grant are friends and have been for quite some time.  One night between Lane and Grant changed everything, even for Grace.  Can Lane and Grant have Grace? Will Grace give into her attraction for these two hot cowboys?   

Boots are optional according to Grant.  Grace can either keep them on or take them off, either way, Grant and Lane will do the damnedest to get the rest of Gracie's clothes off.  Will Gracie see where this goes?  Can Lane and Grant convince her that "they" are with the effort?  Things won't be easy for the three of them, but are they all willing to trust each other and take the plunge.

Nicole Edwards never ceases to amaze me.  I am a HUGE fan of her work.  With every book she writes, she delivers yet another STEAMY novel, one that you will not be able to put down. The chemistry between these three is evident.  We can see it, but will Gracie see it?

This review was prepared by Heather.  I received a gifted copy of Boots Optional from the author to participate in the blog tour and provide an HONEST review. 

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NOW THE BIG ONE!!!!   Betting on Grace, A Dead Heat Ranch NOVEL #1 !!!  This is the continuation of Boots Optional!!!  Their complete story!  This book will be $3.99 .  It too is up for pre-order!  See attached cover and synopsis and below for pre order links!!   Actual release date will be July 29th, 2014!   

New York Times bestselling author Nicole Edwards is continuing to heat things up with Betting on Grace, a sexy new ménage novel which is the first book in a hot new series called Dead Heat Ranch.

The tables have turned on Grace Lambert. For a woman familiar with long days and hard work, she just recently discovered just how hot the sultry Texas nights can get. Finding time to spend with her two smoking hot cowboys, Grant and Lane, isn’t exactly easy, but she’s forging ahead with what has turned out to be the hottest relationship she has ever been in. The true test comes in standing up for what she wants.

Grant Kingsley has landed his feisty cowgirl, Gracie, and an equally sexy cowboy, Lane Miller, but everything outside of his romantic life has gone from routine to chaos in a matter of days. Unfortunately, he’s become rather acquainted with Murphy’s Law as he is inundated with a string of bad luck. His mother is missing, his father, a gambling addict, is worried about only one thing these days, and when Grant refuses to give in, all hell breaks loose on the ranch.

Lane Miller will be the first to admit that he falls in love easily. And he’s done so again, with both Gracie and Grant. Only this time around, he’s not giving up or giving in. Cowboys don’t know what it means to back down and Lane will ensure that the two most important people in his life get all of him, no matter what it takes.

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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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Monday, July 28, 2014

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

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

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



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

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

About Monica Murphy: 

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

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Familiar Ground by Michelle Lynn (Review)


ad·dic·tion noun \ə-ˈdik-shən, a-\
: a strong and harmful need to regularly have something or do something
: an unusually great interest in something or a need to do or have something

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

Wednesday, July 23, 2014



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

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

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

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

Can Walker be exactly what Erin needs?

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


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

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

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

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

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

Excerpt #1

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




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

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

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