Friday, August 29, 2014

Release Day: Be My December by Rachel Brookes




Title: Be My December 
Author: Rachel Brookes 
Release Date: August 28th 
 Genre: Contemporary Romance






Blurb:


I knew the exact moment I’d become a ‘yes’ girl. 

December 16th, a cold winter’s night, four years ago. 

The night my innocence was stolen, the night I made the mistake of saying no—a mistake I’d never make again. 

The dream of a ‘happily ever after' was now a locked away myth. I promised myself that I’d never return to the place of my worst nightmare, that I’d never let anyone get close, but then again, I never thought I’d meet someone like him. 

The intense, confident and beautiful Ky Crawford.



I had no plans to become someone’s Prince Charming. 

I couldn’t be. I refused to be. My plan was simple—do whatever it takes to correct my biggest mistake, my one regret that now controlled my life. 

I was on track. I had plans, but then everything changed when I saw her—the girl in the red jacket, the girl who I was told couldn’t say no. 

The reserved yet stunning Eden Rivers.

A girl who can’t say no.
A guy who craves redemption.
A chance encounter?

It all comes down to this.
One question.
One month.

Be My December?





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My Review
This book is so different from Ms. Brookes' other books. But I loved it!

Eden had her life and choice ripped away from her. And like some victims it took over her life. Four years gone. Of pretending everything is okay. To agreeing to anything that comes her way. Saying yes is easy. Saying no has consequences. Eden was such an easy character to feel for. All her fears made sense and her actions were odd but also fitting. And once she broke out of her shell she was amazing and full of life. 

Ky was also a pretty easy guy to connect with. He really is a knight in shining armor but he is also real. You can feel all of his emotions come through the pages as you read. His regret, his guilt, and how much he cares for Eden. 

I really loved how easily they connected. And how easily Eden was able to become friends with Ashlyn and Josh. Ky was a sweetheart, too. And what he does for Eden is beautiful. I try not to have spoilers so I will leave it here.  Be My December is not one to be missed.

**Please keep in mind this book deals with issues that some may be uncomfortable with. But Rachel handles it very well.*


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Rachel Brookes lives on the east coast of Australia where beaches, kangaroos and surfers roam free. Writing angst ridden love stories with a pinch of craziness, a dash of drama, a cup of romance, a spoonful of sexiness and delicious men to season is what she loves to do. Rachel sometimes forgets to eat, sometimes forgets to sleep and sometimes can’t remember the last time she cleaned her apartment but that’s because she is in a long term relationship with her laptop.  When she does step away from her laptop, she spends her time with her amazing family or attached to her kindle catching up with all of her favorite book boyfriends.  Books currently available include The Breathe Series – Just Breathe, Breathless and Breathe Again. The standalone, Be My December, will be released August 2014.
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Blog Tour: Summer's Temptation by Ashley Lynn Willis


Title: Summer's Temptation
Author: Ashley Lynn Willis
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Series: Vandeveer University #1

If there are only three truths in life, they are these. Women will always try to change a man. Men will always say anything to get a girl in bed. Tyler Mason will always have a long line of girls trying to domesticate him, and none will succeed. If one of these ceases to be true, the world will cease to exist.

These are the rules as college student Cassie Faye knows them, so when she gives up on dating in favor of a man who can satisfy her without tempting her heart, her next-door neighbor Tyler tops the list. Tyler isn’t the type of boy Cassie would fall for, but he’s the perfect guy to teach her how to claim her sexual independence without losing her heart in the process. Too late, Cassie finds out that under his womanizing exterior is an attentive, considerate lover who brings out passions in her that she'd barely glimpsed before.

What if she’s wrong about the third truth? What if the world as she knows it is about to cease to exist?



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My Review
" You can't get emotionally attached to a dildo.".... "A dildo won't leave you for another vagina either."

To all of us that have ever been screwed over, truer words have never been spoken. Cassie has been screwed over by her now ex Wyatt. She still has needs though and goes to the sex shop to get something to fulfil those needs. I think this was one of the funniest scenes in the book and because of it I was hooked instantly. I was so pulled into this story that I didn't want to put it down. I just have to say I loved the relationship Cassie had with Liz and Hannah.Those girls cracked me up!
Tyler is the guy on campus that all these type of books have. I'm not complaining though. We always fall in love with that guy and I'm pretty sure he had me from Hello. Manwhore. That is the best way to say what Tyler is. Hot. Smart. Playful. Sexy. Those are some other ways to describe him though. My favorite thing about this book is the chemistry between these two wasn't forced or surprising. It had a very natural feel to it. Things progressed in such a real way.
Cassie decides to have a one night stand and Tyler is the perfect person. He's a manwhore and completely opposite of what Cassie is looking for long term. So he has fuck buddy written all over him. There was some little surprises through the book that I liked and then a few that I am sure were supposed to be sweet but almost bordered on creepy. I was happy with the way things turned out though and I didn't want to stop reading about them just yet. . I just hope we get more a look into Tyler's past. With that said I am for sure looking forward to the next book!

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Ashley lives in the Midwest with her husband of twelve years. For eight years, she worked as an engineer in general aviation but quit her job to be a stay at home mom to three precious children. She began writing in September of 2009 and has been penning her imagination ever since.


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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Release Week Blitz: Vanquish by Pam Godwin



Warning: Graphic sex and violence. Age 18+ only
It is recommended to read after Deliver, but it can be read as a stand-alone.

Her life is like a prison cell.
A self-made, to-hell-with-the-free-world existence that locks from the inside.
Stop judging. Her agoraphobia doesn’t define her. It simply keeps her safe.

He belongs in a prison cell.
The 6x8, make-me-your-bitch variety that locks from the outside.
But he’s free. To hunt. To take. To break.
And he just found a sexy new toy.

Capturing her is the easy part. Her fucked-up mind, however, makes him question everything he does next.
But he’s a determined bastard. If all goes his way, this will hurt like hell.


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He stalked toward her, mirroring the tilt of her head, knees and shoulders loose, and his gaze holding her prisoner. A breath away, he paused, soaking in the subtleties of her tipped-up chin, parting lips, and glossy but resolute eyes.

With the next breath, he launched, hands on her jaw, fingers spread around the back of her head.

His elbows dropped, shoulders raised, and he yanked her to him, lifting her on tiptoes, guiding her mouth, taking it. His grip twisted through her hair as he drew in her upper lip and shoved her against the fridge, following her with the weight of his body.

The kiss went fucking wild, their lips mashing in a frantic battle. His tongue plunged her mouth, attacking, thrusting in and out, possessing her movements, owning her. Breath for breath, lick after lick, he ate at her mouth, tasting, devouring.

He dropped his hands to her breasts, squeezing ruthlessly as he rolled his cock against her cunt.

His tongue tingled, his skin burned, and his head swam. God, she was a drug, and he was so fucking high.

She gripped his biceps, bit at his lips, and threw her arms over his shoulders, her fingers scratching the fuck out his back. He shuddered, loving it, but he was in control.

Reaching back, he grabbed her wrists and slammed them above her head. Their bodies ground together, his forearms pressing hers to the fridge, their tongues dancing and clashing. Chest-to-chest, hips fused together, he flexed his ass, dry humping her like a horny teenager.

Jesus, fuck, he didn't care. He wanted her.

He leaned back to study her face and found strong smoldering eyes, sharp breaths, and swollen wet lips. Whatever she saw in his expression made her mouth chase his and her fingers curl around his hands. They kissed endlessly, fueling the fire and pushing his control long past the point of discomfort before pulling back and starting all over again.

When he broke the kiss with a hand on her jaw, they panted as one, mouths open and so close their bottom lips brushed. She peered at him through lowered lashes, and he stared back in awe. What trembled between them wasn't an if? Or even a how hard? Those were foregone. The question they shared was simple.

Ready?



My Review
Well I never thought I would feel any sympathy for Van.. But somehow, unbelievably so I do feel bad for him! Am I going to move him on to my book boyfriend shelf? No. BUT it's because I believe it takes a certain type of person to be the one for him. That brings us to Amber. She is a shut in and has several different mental disorders. Agrophopia, OCD, and bulmia. Even though it's not mentioned I would guess she has a little bit of body dysmorphic disorder. 

I was really shocked at the dynamic between these two. Van evolved from this horrible person that he use to be. I really never thought it was possible. I am still a little disgusted with him but the way he was with Amber changed the way I looked at him. This was nowhere near a sweet story at all but was gritty and erotic. I didn't love it as much as I loved Deliver. But I will continue to read more by Pam Godwin. I like her writing style and the fact that she challenges my beliefs with every story. 


New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.

Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.


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Release Day: Knocked Out by Ty Langston

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Title: Knocked Out
Author: Ty Langston
Expected Publication: August 26th, 2014
  About Knocked Out: Fresh out of Grad School, Hayley Monroe gets the chance of a lifetime when her boss gives her the opportunity to produce and host a reality series on finding MMA’s “Next Great Hope”. Enter former MMA contender Evan Bates. His sudden re-appearance into the sport after a mysterious five year absence not only raises eyebrows, but also temps both in and out of the Octagon. Can Hayley keep everything in check? Or will she be Knocked Out?

 

Available for pre-order: Amazon / B&N / iTunes / Kobo

 
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Excerpt:

Dressed in a pair of black sweats and matching tank, she seemed underdressed as Evan wore only a pair of blue running shorts and sneakers. “Hey.” She shouted as she caught up to him. Annoyed, Evan took out one of his ear pods while he continued to run. “What is it?” he asked. “Just haven’t had a chance to talk to you; wanted to see how you were doing. We’ve never formally met. I’m Hayley.” “I know. Good to meet ya.” He told her. “So, do you usually run with contestants?” he asked. “Only the ones I want to get to know.” She could feel him looking at her. His blue eyes glimmered with devilish intent. “Well, this is a five mile run. Think you can hang, pretty girl?” he mocked. Her eyes grew wide as she watched his shirtless torso. His broad shoulders already had beads of sweat running down his arms and over his six pack abs. “I’ll keep up as best as I can.” she said on an exhale.


My Review
When I first signed up for this book, I wasn't aware it was a novella. I think I read it in about 30 minutes. I was excited because it was about an MMA fighter and what girl doesn't love reading about a hot MMA fighter? I have to say I really loved the idea of this book, but I don't feel like the story was developed enough for me. A lot is crammed into a short amount of pages. Don't get me wrong. I enjoyed it and I think if this was turned into a full blown book then it would be great. But since it wasn't and for the reasons I listed above it was just okay. I think that those of you that really enjoy short stories will love this one. I could go more into the plot for this review but the Blurb really sums it up perfectly. 

                                           
     3 stars! 

About Ty Langston:
Ty LangstonAs a child, multi-published author Ty Langston loved to read about dragons and knights so much that one day, her grandmother told her to "just write about them."
So she did.
 From that day forward, she never left home without her pen, a notebook, and some kind of music playing in the background. Her love of reading expanded from fantasy into science fiction, and eventually into paranormal romance and erotica. She enjoys different works from George Martin, Anne McCaffrey, Stephen King, and Jackie Collins. But some of Ty's favorite writers are from the world of TV and film: namely, Tudors creator Michael Hirst, and the late John Hughes.  
Ty has a certificate in Broadcast Journalism along with a degree in Business Administration. She is single and enjoys spending time with friends and family.
     
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Monday, August 25, 2014

Release Day: Black Lies by Alessandra Torre

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Title: Black Lies
Author: Alessandra Torre
Genre: Erotic Romance
Releasing: August 25th
Cover Photo: Lauren Watson-Perry, Perrywinkle Photography
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Synopsis:

Brant: Became a tech billionaire by his twentieth birthday. Has been in a relationship with me for 3 years. Has proposed 4 times. Been rejected 4 times.

Lee: Cuts grass when he’s not banging housewives. Good with his hands, his mouth, and his cock. Has been pursued relentlessly by me for almost 2 years, whether he knows it or not.

 I love 2 men. I want 2 men. If you think you’ve heard this story before, trust me – you haven’t






My Review

Wow. I think this is my favorite book Alessandra Torre has written. I didn't want it to end. When I first started reading, from the Prologue, part of me wondered if it was going to be similar to Sex.Love.Repeat. But I was way off. Yes, it involves being in love with two men and essentially screwing both. And yes, I found myself loving both. But the similarities end there. The plot of this book was amazing. 

Go ahead. Judge me. You have no idea what my love entails. 

I love two men. 
I fuck two men.

 If you think you've heard this story before, you haven't.


Let me just take a minute to say how much I love Alessandra's writing. I don't know how she does it. But whenever I read one of her books it's like I become part of the story. It doesn't even feel like I am reading it. She has a way of making you feel like you are living it. That you are the one having these thoughts, telling the story. Does that make sense? Or do I sound a little crazy? Either way that's how I felt reading Black Lies.


 This book has more than one or two things that draw you in, it's a multitude of things. Every twist and turn in this book had me on the edge of my seat. Trying to figure out Brant's secret. Dying to learn more about Lee.Trying to see if I could guess who Layana would choose. Then after guessing the secret and then having it confirmed so many more questions arose. Black Lies is so much more than an Erotica book. There is sex. Hot steamy sex.The sex plays an important role in the book. But the story is so much more. This book had so many twists and turns and surprises. This isn't anything you are expecting. Word of advice, if you think this isn't your type of book because of what it entails give it a chance. You may be surprised to see that you love it. 

  True love makes a person reckless, makes them take risks and make sacrifices. True love tests the boundaries of our person, makes us yearn to be better and fight for the ground we stand on. I will fight for this love. Lie for it. Steal for it. It is worthy of that. 





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Alessandra lives in the gulf coast of Florida and is married, with one young child. She enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and playing with her dogs. Her favorite authors include Lisa Gardner, Gillian Flynn, and Jennifer Crusie.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Cover Reveal: The Collectors' Society by Heather Lyons

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Holy moly, y'all! We are so excited to bring you the cover for Heather Lyons' THE COLLECTORS' SERIES! THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY is an Adult Romantic Fairy Tale, full of adventure and fantasy. This is Alice as you have never seen her before... THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY is set to be released on October 23rd!

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THE COLLECTORS’ SOCIETY Synopsis: From the author of the Fate series and The Deep End of the Sea comes a fantastical romantic adventure that has Alice tumbling down the strangest rabbit hole yet. After years in Wonderland, Alice has returned to England as an adult, desperate to reclaim sanity and control over her life. An enigmatic gentleman with an intriguing job offer too tempting to resist changes her plans for a calm existence, though. Soon, she’s whisked to New York and initiated into the Collectors’ Society, a secret organization whose members confirm that famous stories are anything but straightforward and that what she knows about the world is only a fraction of the truth. It’s there she discovers villains are afoot—ones who want to shelve the lives of countless beings. Assigned to work with the mysterious and alluring Finn, Alice and the rest of the Collectors’ Society race against a doomsday clock in order to prevent further destruction . . . but will they make it before all their endings are erased? The Collectors' Society full wrap   Author PhotoAbout Heather Lyons: Heather Lyons has always had a thing for words—She’s been writing stories since she was a kid. In addition to writing, she’s also been an archaeologist and a teacher. Heather is a rabid music fan, as evidenced by her (mostly) music-centric blog, and she’s married to an even larger music snob. They’re happily raising three kids who are mini music fiends who love to read and be read to.        

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Release Blitz: Combust by Tessa Teevan

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Title: Combust (The Wellingtons, #1)
Author: Tessa Teevan
Publication Date: August 19, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis
After years of being called a tease and then being labeled the Virgin Queen, Andi Kane decides that when she goes off to college, she's ready to ditch the labels. She's grabbing the bull by its horns and riding as wild as she can. Fate must be smiling on her the night she meets Cohen Wellington, the cute boy-next-door and fellow music lover. Their connection is instant, and as the night progresses, she knows she's found The One. Only...it doesn't go exactly the way she had planned it. And even though she can't get him off her mind, some humiliations are just too much to overcome. She walks away, never planning to see him again.  Three years and a whole lot of experience later, Andi and Cohen are suddenly drawn together again, and it doesn't take long before it's clear their connection is stronger than ever.  Fate. Destiny. Kismet. Whatever you want to call it, these two fall hard and fall fast. Their love burns hot, but when their plans for the future seem to move in two different directions, will it be enough to sustain the flames, or will the fire consume them, their relationship combusting before their very eyes?  Sometimes love comes quickly without question, without hesitation, and without fear. But this kind of love is once in a lifetime, and sometimes you just have to ask yourself, can it really last?  
Excerpt
      She stands up and begins looking around. “She was actually just here about ten minutes ago, but I told her you weren’t due in until one. She said she’d wait, but I don’t see her.” She continues looking until her eyes light up. “Oh, there she is. I’d spot that beautiful red hair anywhere. She’s at the table in the corner, her back turned to us.”       At the mention of beautiful red hair, my heart nearly skips a beat. I mentally ridicule myself. I have no idea why I still think every single redhead I see is going to be Andi. As I turn to see where Mrs. Marsh is pointing, I easily spot the redhead. I’m about to thank her and head towards the back table when someone across from her nods in my direction. Slowly, she turns her head, and as our eyes meet, I can’t move from my spot.       Less than twenty feet away from me is the girl I’ve been simultaneously looking for and avoiding for the past three years.       The girl whose mixtape has nearly worn out from continuous play.       The girl I’m supposed to tutor and not five minutes ago I made a vow to keep my hands off of.       Less than twenty feet away from me is Andi. For the first time in over three years, I’m face to face with her. Ruby.  


My Review
                      Please forgive me, but... Move over Knox and Kale.. Cohen has arrived!!!! 

"Just get it over with. Rip off the Band-Aid. Straddle the bull. Ride the cock. Feed the python. Get it over with."

Andi is a virgin and looking to finally cash in her v-card. Heading off to college with her best friend she is determined to lose it one night at a frat party. Enter Cohen. Can I gush a little? I loved everything about Cohen. His goofy smile and awkwardness down to his sexy swagger. It pains me to say that he has bumped Knox down to number two on my shelf of Tessa Teevan book boyfriends! I was already half in love with Cohen from his first encounter with Andi. I HAD instalove even if they didn't. 

Fuck me. I'm that guy. The one-pump chump. 

The interactions between Cohen and Andi were never dull. I loved both of these two characters. I love how they connected through music, I love how they were able to laugh at themselves. This is a hilarious and yet sweet book. I thought it had a low angst factor. I never wanted to smack any of them around. I understood all of their choices. I just genuinely loved this book.


"When there's a song in your heart, you can't help but let it out. And, Ruby, you're the lyric to the only song that's been beating within me since the moment I met you."

This is without a doubt one of my favorites. I laughed so hard in some parts that I had tears in my eyes! The steam level is pretty freaking hot, too! Easily a 5 star read for me!  



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      I'm a twenty something book junkie who is also obsessed with sports. Bengals, Buckeyes, Reds are my teams! I work for the government during the day, hang out with Air National Guard on the weekends, and have been married to my own book boyfriend for over seven years. We currently live right outside of Dayton, OH with our two cats.        If I’m not writing or looking through tons of photos of hot men, all in the name of research, then you can probably find me curled up with my Kindle, ignoring the rest of the world. I love my sports almost as much as I love my books. My other obsessions include red wine, hot men, country music, and all things Grace Potter.  
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