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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Three of Hearts & Three of Spades Blog Tour!


Three of Hearts Review by Nicole T 4Stars




Mae was not your average beauty, she liked to refer to herself as pleasantly plump with emphasis on the plump. When Mae goes to look at an apartment, because she is sick of living with others, she finds the owner of the apartment Seth, who she believes maybe the biggest man (in the brawny kinda way)she's ever seen. When Seth first lays eyes on Mae he sees a woman who jiggles in all the right places, and whose whips held a hypnotic sway. Seth is a single father of 3 kids with a housekeeper and Mae feels welcomed by them all. But we'll let's just say Seth isn't all too happy with his attraction to Mae. But when the time comes its electric! The heat between these to was oh my! This story was also touching, funny and emotional. Ferraro takes us on a beautiful journey of five people becoming a family. Now the most important thing I can say when reading a book is if I would read something else written by this author? And the answer is yes. I will be reading three of Spades very soon.. 








Three of Spades Review by Nicole D. 4Stars

Okay, when I initially started reading, I was sort of bothered by everything going on in the heroine's life. Really, I couldn't wrap my mind around why the author would give me so much to deal with early on, without first making me care about the heroine  I felt that if I were to just judge the book off of just the beginning  it would be a solid 3 Stars, for me. But, as the story progressed I grew to care about Natalie very much. I rooted for her, I raged for her, I smiled when she did and I even blushed when she did.  At some point I clicked with Natalie  I also couldn't stop myself from having heart palpitations over Dylan Cross either *swoons.* Therefore by the time I finished reading the last sentence I knew this story would stay with me. I also knew it was worthy of a 4 star review. If your looking for a sweet contemporary romance and some parts that have a historical vibe (Dylan's actions and reactions) then this is the story for you. 
I'll be thinking of Dylan Cross later.
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Author Bio

I live in New England with my young family. I'm a stay at home mom to two very active children. For all of you who are familiar with the stress of this job, I decided to complete an item on my bucket list and write a book. When I'm not writing, you will find me cooking, reading, shopping or being silly with the kids. 


I wish you all happy reading and hope you fall in love with the men of Hamden.



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Friday, June 28, 2013

We are Stardust Launch!!


Synopsis
**She's a sassy bookstore manager, he's a famous actor. This Notting Hill-inspired New Adult romance is outrageous, funny, and full of SEX, SEX, SEX.**

Peaches Monroe, age 22, is a plus-sized beauty who spends quiet days with books, in the small town of Beaverdale, Washington.

One Saturday afternoon, she's balancing precariously on a chair, in a bridesmaid dress, when a handsome dark-haired man comes running into the bookstore. He knocks Peaches over, she lands in his muscular arms. They lock gazes, and ...

She recognizes him.

As the sexy vampire heartthrob she watches on TV once a week.

Peaches and Dalton Deangelo are completely wrong for each other. He's only in town temporarily, working on an indie movie. She should stay away. He should stay away, too.

But they're drawn to each other. Dalton claims it's because they're made from the same stardust. He says a lot of dramatic things, but it's his carbohydrate-free perfect body and sexy touch that turns Peaches to Jell-O.

Genre: NEW ADULT ROMANCE / Contemporary Romance / Erotic Romance

Review
5 out of stars


I don't even know where to begin, the ending of this book has left me reeling and seething mad not at the author but at Dalton.  Wow this book made me laugh, wiggle uncomfortably and flat out fall in love with Peaches. now mind you I'm straight up straight so I love her as a person lol. But she was just so real like everything she felt was something I would feel or how I would react which I find doesn't always happen in books. Dalton I could never figure out where his head was, Strong keeps us guessing which is why I guess I found the ending (cliffhanger) so devastating because. I don't know what to believe. Adrien I think Peaches has her thinking all wrong when it comes to him, and if she just really went and kept her "eyes wide open" she'd see something she didn't see before.  Strong has such a great ability to give us this witty back and forth between the characters that you might even forget your reading because it plays out so smoothly in your head. I absolutely positively can not wait for book 2! So I suggest you sit back and relax and join me in my love for We are Stardust. 



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Every Rose Book Feature!

Book: Every Rose
Author: Lynetta Halat


Special Epilogue & bonus scene Now added in an update for those of you who purchased on Smashwords or Amazon.  It will also be available on Lynettas Website

Synopsis:
What do you do when you realize you were foolish enough to throw away true, unconditional love?
Lorraina Dabney turns her back on her creativity and tumultuous upbringing to embark on a college career that will lead her to law school and to becoming what she values most in life—a controlled, powerful, respected woman. When she stumbles upon her childhood friend's artwork, she feels inspired to reconnect with him and her former self.  This onslaught of emotion will send Lorraina into a tale-spin to figure out exactly why she abandoned all that she was, all that she could've been.

Coming from his own chaotic upbringing, Michael falls quickly and deeply in love with Lorraina at a tender age. Even her rejection can't stand in the way of his obsession. When she starts to date other boys, however, Michael finally relents, causing him to spiral further into a world filled with violence, drugs, alcohol, and women. Realizing his lifestyle will only lead to his further estrangement from Lorraina, Michael sets about to turn himself around before going to get his girl.
Michael Bang will have Lorraina questioning everything.

Author Bio:
For as long as she can remember, Lynetta Halat has lived to read and has written countless stories and plays since she was a young girl. A teacher by day and an avid reader and closet writer by night, she has always dreamt of penning books that people could connect with and remember; and her first novel, Every Rose, is the perfect catalyst to launch her into the world of publishing. Her love of the English language prompted her to pursue a master's degree in English from Old Dominion University in Virginia. A self-proclaimed "Coast Girl," she lives in Mississippi with her adorable husband, two amazing sons, and two loveable dogs. She is currently at work on her second book.

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EXCERPT:
Michael shakes his head and grins at me. I fight the sudden urge to run my hands through that silky midnight hair of his. “Always so quick to label and categorize.  I guess that’s what will make you an excellent attorney. Assess. Label. Categorize. Add up the W’s. ” He leans in a little and whispers, “How about we just go with the flow? See where it leads us. Label later?” He raises his brows, offering my type-A dominant personality a direct challenge.

Caution to the wind, very atypical for me, I reply, “OK. I’m up for it.” Challenge accepted. “You?” Challenge returned.

“You bet, Lorraina,” he rasps softly.

He leans into my door and places his hands on top of mine. I’m suddenly quite anxious and ever so grateful for the door between us. My hands get clammy and my heart races. Blood races and pounds in my ears, making me feel very much awake now. One hand moves up to brush my hair from my forehead and moves down feather light until his knuckles brush across my cheekbone and lips. He pulls his thumb slowly across my lips. It’s excruciating. It’s exquisite.

Both of his hands come forward to frame my face gently, and he pulls me in for a kiss. A too quick kiss. It’s over before I realize it’s even begun. He gives me a half smile and turns and walks away.
“Michael!” My voice barely sounds human. More animal in nature. It’s raw with ache.

He turns and takes two long strides back to me. This time when he grasps my head it’s anything but gentle. He pulls my lip in and nudges my lips open with his. All rational thought escapes me. I mirror his grasp and enjoy the fullness I feel with him in my mouth. I give as good as I get. This kiss is nothing like our two before. I savor it.

When he turns to walk away, I release a long pent up breath. If he would’ve looked back, he would’ve seen that I was the one on my knees now.


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I Breathe You Cover reveal



I Breathe You by Lori L. Clark 
Publication date:  July 2013 
Genre: NA contemporary romance

Synopsis:
When a tragic accident leaves Rhane Evans -- lead vocalist for the rock band Fate's Crazy -- permanently unable to speak above a whisper and kills the love of her life, she moves across the state to pick up the pieces. Shattered, Rhane struggles to understand what happened the night of the accident, an accident everyone blames her for, even though she wasn't driving the car.

Enter Ian Callahan. He's the one person who may have a more tumultuous past than Rhane. Though they try hard to deny the sizzling attraction between them, it proves nearly impossible. When Ian's troubled past threatens to tear them apart, they begin to believe happiness isn't in their cards.

Because Fate's Crazy that way...


AUTHOR BIO

I read, I write, I run 1/2 marathons for fun. Ten things about me: 

1. I'm an only child. 
2. I love dogs! 
3. I was born in Iowa City, Iowa and lived in Iowa my whole life until January 2007. 
4. I worked as a professional psychic reader for 2 years. 
5. I'm a Pisces Sun, Leo Moon with Aquarius rising. 
6. I've written 5 books and am in the process of brainstorming a 6th. 
7. I don't look or act my age! 
8. I ran my first 1/2 marathon at age 50. 
9. I love 80's hair band music. 
10. My day job is as a claims payment analyst for one of Fortune 500 Magazine's "Top 100 places in America to work."

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Mangled Hearts Cover reveal

*Francesca and Cade*
Can two loves find their way back to each other despite an addiction and a hardened heart? Will their love overcome it all?
Francesca Taymon is young, successful, and broken. A tragic accident years ago haunts her to this day, and she blames only one person--the one that holds her heart. When she finally gets her first case, will she be able to handle seeing him again? Can she do her job and keep her heart intact?
Cade Kelling doesn’t take life seriously. He’s reckless and irresponsible, drinking all his problems away. When his parents bail him out for the last time, will he be able to handle seeing Francesca after all of these years? Will he be able to tell her what really happened that night 5 years ago or will he lose her forever?
And the most important question….
Can these mangled hearts be mended?



Cover by Samantha Bagood at Cover Pub 
Release Date: July 12, 2013


Felicia Tatum was born and raised in Tennessee. She always loved reading, and at the age of twelve began writing. Her passion for creating stories grew and in May 2012, she finally wrote her first novel, The White Aura.


She still lives in Tennessee with her daughter and her kitty. She loves cooking and books. Animals are some of her best friends. She watches a lot of Disney channel and often dreams up new book ideas. She's currently writing the second book in series, as well as a romance novel. Her dream is to write as many books as possible while entertaining as many people as possible.



Thursday, June 27, 2013

Bad Things Blog Tour


Synopsis
Danika hasn’t had an easy life. Being insanely attracted to bad boys has never helped make it easier.

One look at Tristan, and every brain cell she possessed went up in smoke. This man was trouble with a capital T. It was a given.

She knew better. Bad boys were bad. Especially for her. Considering her history, it was crazy to think otherwise. So why did crazy have to feel so damn fine?

For as long as she could remember, Danika had been focused on the future with single-minded purpose. Tristan came along and taught her everything there was to know about letting go, and living in the present. She fell, hard and deep. Of course, that only made her impact with the ground that much more devastating.


Review 
5 out of 5 Stars
So when I got the email asking to be apart of the Bad Things tour  I was ll like
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I mean I had been dying to get to know what had happened between Tristan and Danika since I first met the in the Up In the Air series. I mean it was apparent that some bad shit had gone done,and this book doesn't even get to it all so I can only imagine what is to come and I am beyond excited to see how its all going to play out. Did you love James and Bianca? I did... but I LOVE Tristan and Danika so much more!!

Tristan I just want to eat you up!


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dont judge me he is delectable. HOT HOT HOT, charming, sweet AND HE CAN COOK!

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Ok ok Danika did not have an easy upbringing (Hopefully we will get to see more of her family in the future? maybe? hint hint RK). She has what her friend/therapist calls an "Addiction to love" where Tristan more has an "allergy to love". So they decide friends is all they will ever be... 

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Can you say?



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Lets just say Tristan takes A LOT OF SHOWERS!

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(In case you didn;t catch my drift haha)

And then finally BAM WE GET WHAT WE HAVE BEEN WANTING!!!

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SEXY TIME! 
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Nothing is ever easy tho, and a few harsh words can destroy a friendship that means so much to both of them. Sometimes a lack of words can have the same effect as well. When things get bad sometimes the only way for them to go is down.  Can they work through all the things they have working against them? Well you need to get Bad Things and find out for yourself! 
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And for those of you who have read the Up In the Air series I'll let you know the point we see Tristan and Danika at there? Bad Things doesn't even hit the tip of the ice burg. 
But in the end Bad Things left me going

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R.K. Lilley lives in Colorado with her husband and their two beautiful sons. She's had a lot of interesting jobs, from being a first class flight attendant, to being a stablehand, but swears she never knew what hard work was until she had children. She's been addicted to both reading and writing fiction since she can remember. She loves to travel, read, hike, paint, game, watch anime, and make the most of every single day. She is the author of the erotic romance novels In Flight, Mile High, Grounded, and the novella, Lana.






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Lovely Cover reveal

COVER REVEAL: LOVELY by Beth Michele

Title: Lovely

Author: Beth Michele

Expected Release Date: September 2013

Genre: New Adult Romance

Cover Design by: E.M. Tippetts Book Designs



Synopsis:

A moment can change everything… 


Ashton Taylor.  Six foot one, Dark hair, chiseled jaw, riveting hazel eyes, and a body cut in all the right places.  He’s a natural.  Things just come easy to him. He’s used to getting everything he wants, excelling at everything he does.  The grades, the recognition, the beautiful women.



His path was set.  A girl, a full scholarship to UCLA, and a bright future.  To others, his life seemed perfect.  But, things are never what they seem, and life, well, at any moment, something or someone can come along and turn it upside down. 



That something…the death of his father.



That someone… Cara Hayward.  The girl with the hypnotic eyes, melodic voice, enchanting smile, and lips sent straight from heaven.



The girl who doesn’t want to be seen.



So what happens when a guy who everything comes easy to, meets a girl who doesn’t come easy?  Can he crawl through all the broken glass to find her?  Will the girl he discovers deep down be able to see past his perfect exterior?



Together, do they have the power to heal one another?  Or, could the very thing that brings them together, be the one thing that tears them apart?



**Lovely is a New Adult Romance with strong language and mature sexual content.


Author Bio:

Beth Michele is a wife, a mom, an author and a lover of all things chocolate, well, anything sweet really. While stuffing chocolate in her face, she enjoys reading young adult and new adult novels furiously, and spending time with her husband and two adorable children who keep her on her painted toes. Those same children who inspire her to tell silly stories that cause hysterical giggles to tumble from their bellies. Beth is a hopeless romantic and a happily ever after fanatic who loves to write about love.

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Genre: Contemporary New Adult
The first time I ever saw Caden Harper I’m pretty sure I fell in love.
All that golden hair and pale blue eyes. He was mysterious and covered
in paint. I found it endearing and wanted nothing more than to find
out all his secrets. I gave that man things I would never give anyone
else. He blew it though. Which I shouldn’t be surprised considering he
is a womanizer.
So I moved on, well kind of. Jaden Harper wasn’t what I expected. I
found myself drawn to him all most as much as his brother. Maybe it’s
the fact they are twins or maybe it was the fact I wanted to live on
the wrong side for once in my life.
Now I’ve found myself dug deep in this game. Theres no end in sight
and I wonder when all the lies I have told will come back to haunt me.
Neither man should know the things I’ve gone through. Neither should
trust me. I’m not who I say I am. My past is full of things I won’t
ever share.
But where will that lead me when Caden wants nothing more than to
consume me? He won’t wake up to see he has the wrong kind of love.
My Name is Grace BreadField and this is my story.
  


Where can I buy the book? AMAZON! (insert buy link when it goes live please)
You can also check it out here on GOODREADS.

TEASER:
*18 + warning for mature content. Unedited

"I don't know why I let Teagan talk me into coming to this club/bar/whatever. I hate crowds and being surrounded by a lot of sweaty people. I fight way through them looking for her and Declan on the dance floor.
Until this song came on.
You ever had that happened to you? One second you're minding your own business and a song comes on and changes your life. It says whatever you're thinking and feeling even if you didnt know thats what you were feeling.
My hips start to sway to the beat of the music. My hands go straight up in the air. My head rocking, my hair going everywhere.
"Cause you are the piece of me, I wish I didn’t need
Chasing relentlessly, still fight and I don’t know why..." comes Clarity by Zedd over this places speaker system.
I feel him with me. His body pressed to me, his arms around my hips. His lips whispering things in my ear, naughty dirty things. Things only Caden would say to me.
"If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy?
If our love’s insanity, why are you my clarity?..." Who ever wrote this song gets it. They get what I'm going through.
I'm lost in this sea of people, none of them I know. I still feel the ghost of Caden with me. Its how I know what I'm doing. What pain I'm causing him. What pain I'm causing myself.
I feel like I need him every time I'm no where near him. I wish I didn't. I'm fighting him every time I see him. I don't know why. Our entire relationship was doomed from the beginning yet it fixes me. We are insanity, the way we are together. We shouldn't work but we do. And I see the clearest when hes around.
I feel tears falling down my face as I continue to dance. I sing the lyrics at the top of my lungs. I dont care who hears or sees. I need this right now.
And just like that I feel him. I stop moving and look up. My face is damp and pulled tight. I dont care who sees, I dont care who knows. Its like I finally opened my eyes. I've wasted hours, days, months, years...
I run through the crowd to him. My Caden. I'm about a foot from touching distance, reaching for his hand when Jaden steps in front of me."-Grace, Wrong Kind of Love

About the author
Amanda lives in southern Arkansas with her husband and young child.  She enjoys reading, writing, and drinking tons of Dr. Pepper.  You can find her sitting on the couch with either her head in a book or typing on her laptop.
Amanda is the author of This Beautiful Thing, Fire In Her Eyes, Angel Cuffs, and Norma Jean. Wrong Kind of Love will be released this June.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

VOTE AIDEN IN THE YASISTERHOOD TOURNEY!!!!

TEAM AIDEN
Aiden Arrington from Jillian Dodd's The Keatyn Chronicles, is competing in the YA Crush Tourney hosted by the awesome YA Sisterhood and he needs your vote.  If you are familiar with The Keatyn Chronicles and with Aiden, then I know you're already cheering him on, because let's face it girls, once you meet him, he owns you.  If not............then get ready to get up close and personal with "The God of all Hotties." Special Bonus:  If Aiden wins the tournament, Jillian has agreed to post a very long sneak peek for LOVE ME.  That is 5 full days, 34,000 words, about the first quarter of the book!!!
About Aiden Arrington
Also known as:  The God of all Hotties. 
Drives:  White Maserati GS.
Kissing him:  He always leaves you wanting more.
How he picks up a girl:  He doesn’t.  They come to him.  He just chooses. 
Height:  6’2”  Weight:  190  Grade:  Junior
Eye color:  Emerald green with flecks of blue and rim of golden. 
Hair color:  Dark blonde.
Positive aspects of personality/best qualities: Strong, outspoken, blunt, confident, smart, southern gentleman, passionate about life, fun, humble, driven, well-adjusted, intense, honest, mannered.
He has a deep sexy laugh, great legs, and a lean, athletic body.   
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Want to know more about Aiden? Well, there is no one better to tell us than Keatyn herself.  Let's see what she thinks about one of Aiden's best attributes...one of his very special talents......kissing.  
Pretty soon we are stuck at the very top of the Ferris wheel, looking down at the pretty lights.  He says, “Boots.” I raise my head up, and that’s when he kisses me.  A slow, perfect, time-stood-still, fireworks-in-my-eyes kind of kiss. And it was just a little kiss. No open mouths, no tongues; just a kiss.  A little teeny kiss.  Holy shit.  I’m in love with him...Stalk Me by Jillian Dodd.  
He leads me out of the party and across the hall, opens the door to an empty dorm room, turns on a lamp, then gently pushes me up again the door and kisses me.  Again, it's a slow, soft, amazing kiss that makes me feel like he's kissing my soul.  Kiss Me by Jillian Dodd
“Don’t fight me anymore.”  I don’t get to reply. His lips quickly close the gap between his and mine.  All of a sudden, there is a huge clap of thunder and a bolt of lightening hits a tree not far from us. Rain starts coming down in buckets.  Aiden pulls me up off the ground and we laugh at how soaked we both instantly are.  And there in the pouring rain, I get The. Best. Kiss. Of. My. Entire. Life.  And I’m pretty sure with this kiss, he branded me. Seared his initials into my skin.  Like bite marks from a vampire. I'm his.  Love Me by Jillian Dodd.   
If you are not already convinced, get ready to swoon, because the Hottie God himself is going to tell us his idea of the perfect date with Keatyn:
If I could take her anywhere on a date, I'd take her to our house in Napa Valley. We'd eat dinner outside, watch the sunset, drink a little wine. Then I'd take her down to the gazebo that is lit with twinkle lights and dance with her. When we dance it's like the rest of the world ceases to exist. My arms wrapped around her. Her body pressed against mine. The way her hair always smells like cotton candy. Whispering in her ear. And, of course, kissing. Lots of kissing.
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