Friday, February 28, 2014

EXCERPT BLAST: "Recklessly Royal" by Nichole Chase



We are pleased to participate in the Excerpt Blast for RECKLESSLY ROYAL by Nichole Chase. RECKLESSLY ROYAL is a New Adult contemporary romance novel being published by HarperCollins Avon imprint and is a part of Nichole Chase’s Suddenly Series.



Be sure to Pre-Order your copy now so you will be the first to Catherine & david in your hand!

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Synopsis:

Catherine has spent her life being the perfect princess. She’s kept her hands clean, her head down, and most importantly—men at arm’s length. After all, most men are after only one thing, and for Cathy there’s a lot more at stake than her bed; she has to worry about the fate of an entire nation. But at the rate she’s going, Cathy is afraid she’ll give the Virgin Queen a run for her money. She is tired of waiting for someone good enough to come along. She has a plan, and it all hinges on seducing the one man who seems utterly unimpressed by all things royal. The one man she is tempted by more than any other . . .

When David arrives at the royal wedding of his friend, the newly ordained Duchess Samantha Rousseau, he expected to feel uncomfortable and out of his element, but he wasn’t prepared to be targeted by Prince Alex’s gorgeous younger sister. With Cathy’s giant blue eyes, killer figure, and sense of humor, it won’t take long before he gives in. But when he finds out just how innocent the crown princess really is, will he play the part of knight in shining armor or the dashing rogue?


Excerpt:




Nichole Chase Bio:




Nichole Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Suddenly Royal, Flukes, The Dark Betrayal Trilogy, and several short stories. She is also the instructor of Say What? a dialogue class at the Romance Academy.

Nichole lives in Georgia with her husband, energetic daughter, superhero dog, Sulcata tortoise, and two cats. When not writing, you may find her reading, painting, crafting, or chasing her daughter around the house while making monster noises. 



Thursday, February 27, 2014

COVER REVEAL: "Rush Too Far" by Abbi Glines

It’s time to fall all over again…
 
Note from Abbi: Rush Finlay won readers hearts in Fallen Too Far. However, his side of the story was never told… until now.
RUSH TOO FAR is coming May 6, 2014
If you thought Rush was hot before, you’ve not seen nothing yet.




Summary
Everyone in Rosemary Beach thinks they know how Rush Finlay and Blaire Wynn fell in love. But Rush is back to tell his side of the story...
 
Rush has earned every bit of his bad-boy reputation. The three-story beach house, luxury car, and line of girls begging for time between his sheets are the envy of every guy in Rosemary Beach, and Rush handles it all with the laid-back cool of a rock star’s son. All he needs are his best friend, Grant, and his sister, Nan.
 
Until Blaire Wynn drives into town in her beat-up pickup truck with a pistol under her seat. The Alabama farm girl instantly captures Rush’s attention once he discovers that the angelic beauty is his new stepsister, but he vows to keep his distance. Even if she needs his help. Even if he craves her.
 
Because Rush knows why Blaire is all alone in the world, forced to ask for help from the father who abandoned her three years ago. And he knows if he gets too close it will destroy Nan, who has a secret connection to Blaire.
 
He has every reason in the world to stay away from her. Find out why he doesn’t.
 
Preorder links:


About Abbi:


Abbi Glines is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. A devoted booklover, Abbi lives with her family in Alabama. She can often be found hiding in her office pretending to write while actually watching episodes of Buffy on Netflix. If she’s not in a Vampire Slayer mood she can be found watching Friday Night Lights. But please do not tell her husband. He has no idea she isn’t always hard at work.
 
 
Follow Abbi
Twitter: @abbiglines
Instagram: @abbiglines

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

BLOG BLITZ: "Hard as You Can" (Hard Ink #2) by Laura Kaye

We are excited to participate in this Release Day Blog Blitz for Hard as You Can by Laura Kaye. It is book #2 in the Hard Ink Series. See all the book & author info, excerpt, my review, author Q&A and then enter the rafflecopter giveaway for your chance to win one of five $10 Gift Cards. Good Luck & Happy Reading!

Title: Hard as You Can
Author: Laura Kaye
Release: February 25, 2014 by HarperCollins Publishers
Buy Links:  Amazon | B&N | iTunes | Kobo


Join the fun as Laura Kaye hosts a Facebook party for HARD AS YOU CAN on 2/25 from 12-9pm EST with lots of prizes, excerpts, teasers, Q&As and some awesome guest authors:  https://www.facebook.com/events/416084181828110



Blurb:

Five dishonored soldiers.
Former Special Forces.
One last mission.
These are the men of Hard Ink. 


Ever since hard-bodied, drop-dead-charming Shane McCallan strolled into the dance club where Crystal Dean works, he’s shown a knack for getting beneath her defenses. For her little sister’s sake, Crystal can’t get too close. Until her job and Shane’s mission intersect, and he reveals talents that go deeper than she could have guessed.

Shane would never turn his back on a friend in need, especially a former Special Forces teammate running a dangerous, off-the-books operation. Nor can he walk away from Crystal. The gorgeous waitress is hiding secrets she doesn't want him to uncover. Too bad. He’s exactly the man she needs to protect her sister, her life, and her heart. All he has to do is convince her that when something feels this good, you hold on as hard as you can—and never let go.
Excerpt:
“Tell me not to,” Shane said, his voice a raw scrape.

“I can’t,” Crystal whispered in a shaky voice. “I don’t want to.”

Shane’s body took over then, all urgent need and basic instinct. The rest of the world be damned. He pulled her in and kissed her, his lips devouring, his tongue exploring deep. Nothing held back. Nothing denied. Not even as her lips reawakened the sting from the cut on his lip. Totally worth it.

Crystal’s arms came up around him. She trembled against him, and Shane wasn’t sure if it was caused by adrenaline or fear. Unable to tolerate the thought that she might feel forced, he eased off.

She moaned and held him tighter, like his retreat had made something snap within her. Their kisses deepened, and her body moved against his, sinuously, maddeningly, desperately.

They tasted one another again and again, giving in to the heat that had sparked between them from the moment Crystal had collided with him at Confessions. Little nips and bites of lips and teeth warred with long, sensual strokes of tongue that stole his breath and made him instantly hard. The sting in his lip, the throb of his GSW, the aches from Nick’s asskicking, every bit of it faded away—no, her touch made it all go away.

The few times they’d spoken, Crystal had most often been guarded, tentative, fearful. Just as she’d been when he first kissed her. But, now, she was revealing a passionate woman who could be fearless, giving and receiving openly and without hesitation. Christ, the thought that this fierceness was the real Crystal slayed him because it meant she was burying and denying her true self, not because she wanted to, but because she had to.

No, because someone forced her to.

The thought reminded him of the bruises on her arm. Shane had known this woman for three days, and twice in that time she’d been hurt by another man. And both as a consequence for things Shane had done.

A crack of thunder echoed from the heavens, making Crystal jump and gasp into his mouth.

“I’ve got you,” he rasped around a kiss.

Part of him wanted to say more, to tell her he had her and he’d keep her safe. But he couldn’t make himself give up her heat, her sweetness, her obvious hunger—for him.

So he made her a silent promise instead.
Never again, Crystal. He’ll never hurt you again. Not on my watch.

Because Shane McCallan had made a mistake like that once. And, as bad as his sister’s disappearance had been, something’s happening to Crystal would actually be worse because Shane knew it was coming. The one break he’d ever given himself over Molly was that he’d had no way to know she’d be abducted. Didn’t excuse the role he played in allowing it to happen, but he couldn’t have known. But with Crystal, while he might not know when or how this Bruno asshole would strike out to do the ultimate damage, it was all but a done deal at this point. Always was with guys like him. And Shane would go to the grave before he let it happen, before he failed another female for whom he cared.

Because he did care. Made no damn sense given how long he’d known her. And the timing was beyond piss-poor. But there it was all the same.

My Review:

Rating: 4 Star ****

I love a hot military man and this book is loaded with them. Mix that with tattoo artists, motorcycle clubs, gang-bangers and strip club employees and you have a recipe for knee deep shit. This book surprised me. I excepted a hot little read about an overprotective Special Forces officer and a strip club waitress and you do get that with a side of mystery and a little intrigue thrown in. I was completely absorbed by the back story of this group of SFOs who were betrayed by their leader (or were they?) and dishonorably dismantled by the Army. They are brothers by honor not blood and the the love they have for one another is obvious. 

Crystal was a fascinating character as well. Wise beyond her years. She held such composure faced with paying back a massive debt left by her father and caring for her special needs sister. She had the weight of the world and a whole lot of danger piled on her shoulders. It was a delicate balancing act and she had it completely under control until Shane McCallan literally walked right into her and threw her life into a tailspin. Theirs is a complicated love story. One that doesn't really have a chance... but then again stubborn army men don't really give a crap about the odds. 

This series is about many broken souls who come together to form a whole. Broken by betrayals of people they loved and trusted, broken by illness, broken by loss, and broken by abuse. Each one has a cross to bear but through their loyalty and love for one another they find healing and hopefully together they will be able to solve the mystery behind what happened all those years ago that changed their lives. One clue at a time.... 

I can't wait for the next installment!



About the Author:


Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.
                                                                                                                               
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Author Q & A:

HARD AS YOU CAN is your second book in the “Hard Ink” series (after USA Today bestseller, HARD AS IT GETS). What can readers look forward to?

Readers can look forward to tons of sexy alpha male goodness, awesome bromance between the Hard Ink men, more antics from the Hard Ink puppy, and another great love story between Shane and Crystal. But readers should also be ready for a book that is darker, more intense, and more emotional. This book pushed me to emotional places that were tough as a writer, and might be tough for readers, too. But I think that just makes the payoff at the end so much sweeter!

Describe Shane and Crystal. What are their best traits? What are their weaknesses?

Shane and Crystal are such an amazing couple to me. They’re each exactly what the other needs. Shane’s best traits are his protectiveness, his fundamental kindness, and his soul-deep loyalty (his southern accent and humor are also right up there!). His biggest weakness for sure is a tragedy from the past for which he blames himself—and it’s something that continues to motivate him in Hard As You Can. Crystal’s best traits are her courage, protectiveness, and selflessness—she’s willing to do anything to keep her younger sister safe. Her biggest weakness is also that selflessness, because the sacrifices she’s required to make are getting bigger and bigger and bigger.

If you could describe your book in a 140 character tweet, what would it be?

When a woman in trouble assists an ex-soldier's covert mission to regain his team's stolen honor, he finds a new mission to save her, too

What are you most excited about with this second book release?

I’m really excited to take readers deeper into these awesome characters and into the mystery behind the Hard Ink team’s ambush and discharge!

What books are you reading right now?

I’m almost done with Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander (yes, I’m very late to the party but OMG JAMIE FRASER!!!). And I’ve recently devoured and loved Juliana Stone’s Offsides and Shelly Thacker’s time-travel historical romance, Forever His.

What can fans of your “Hard Ink” series look forward to next?

There will be two more Hard Ink books in 2014!

Hard to Hold on To – August 2014
Hard to Come By – November 2014


Giveaway:


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Monday, February 24, 2014

BLOG TOUR STOP: "Taking Something" by Elizabeth Lee





We are so excited to be a stop on Elizabeth Lee's TAKING SOMETHING Blog Tour! TAKING SOMETHING is a New Adult contemporary romance and is the 2nd book in the Give Me Something Series, and seriously hot!! Check out all the book & author info, my review, and buy links below then enter the rafflecopter giveaway. Good Luck & Happy Reading!

   Taking Something -Front Cover
Blub:

I know what you're thinking. “You were such a jerk, Nick!” Believe me, I know I screwed up the best thing I had going in my life, but that was kind of my thing. I’d learned how to run cons before I could even form complete sentences, and I'd always been selfish. But I changed. Lila forgave me, my brother and I were getting along, and I was trying to make a name for myself in the music world. At least that was what I was trying to do when I negotiated my way into the recording studio with pop superstar Sadie Sinclair. I thought it would be a piece of cake—charm my way into her heart and into her record label's good graces. Just when I thought I had it all figured out, I got mixed up in a web of lies, manipulation, and deception. A web that had me questioning my motives and desires altogether. Was the fame and fortune really worth the price?

Novel Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18463336-taking-something


Buy Links:

Amazon:  http://amzn.to/1cjhn5Z

B&N:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/taking-something-elizabeth-lee/1118635190?ean=2940148137665



Excerpt:

“Look, I totally get your reservations about me,” I placated her, even though I knew I was more than qualified to produce her album. It was cookie cutter pop music. Anyone with half a brain could do it. “I may not have much experience with actual singers, but I've been mixing music since I was a kid.” “You're just a deejay, Nick. And no offense, but that is not the same as a music producer.” “You're right. Spinning records is about playing to a crowd. Finding that perfect rhythm for any circumstance. Sometimes they want a carefree club mix to dance around to. Other times they want a slow, sensual song to grind up on someone to. I know how to read people and that's beneficial in both cases. I'm a people pleaser, but I'm also an artist.” “How so?” “Well, for one I can read you. I know that you want people to hear a new side of you. To hear the grown-up version of Sadie Sinclair.” “That's not reading me, Nick. I told you that yesterday,” she replied, crossing her arms over her chest. “Yes, you did,” I conceded with a nod. “But it's not always about what you say. I can tell by the way you walk—the commanding click of your heels across the floor and the sway of your tight little ass. You want to sing the kind of music that causes a stir. You're tired of singing songs about people falling in love and teeny-bopper breakups. You want to sing songs about people making love. About passion and desire. About longing and fulfillment.” Her eyes glazed over as she stared into mine. Her lips parted as she let out a slow, steady breath. I stepped closer to her and reached out, brushing my hand down her arm. “You want to sing songs that get under people's skin. Leaves them wanting more. You want to seduce them with your sound.” “I do,” she answered mindlessly, watching my hand stroke up and down her arm. “You don't want to just sing songs, Sadie Sinclair. You want to sing... sex.” Her eyes fell shut as she thought about what I was saying. I was going out on a limb with my assumption. For all I knew, she wanted to sing gospel hymns to a reggae beat. Lucky for me, the way she looked at me—like she wanted to eat me alive—was a proper assessment of exactly the kind of person she was. She finally opened her eyes and when she did, I knew I had her on the hook. “Okay then, let's hear it,” she insisted, pointing at the computer I was holding in my hand. “I want to see if you're any good.” “Oh, I assure you that I'm more than just good.” She was trying to play hardball, but if she thought for one second I didn't see the glimmer of lust in her eyes, she was crazy. “Take a seat, Miss Sinclair.” I pulled back one of the chairs for her. She hesitated, like she didn't want to seem too anxious to comply. I fired up my computer and pulled up a folder of tracks I'd been working on. Careful not to mess up her hair, I slipped a pair of headphones over her ears. She started to protest. “What are you doing? We can listen to it—” “In order to get the full Nick Kline experience, I need to get completely”—I paused leaning in inches from her face—“and totally in your head.” She breathed me in and relaxed into her chair. I was one song away from convincing Sadie Sinclair that I was the perfect choice for her. Musically and more.


My Review:

Rating: 5 Star *****

Nick Nick Nick that jackhole is back and in fine form. I know what you are all thinking… it’s going to be hard to get me to forgive that scoundrel. Trust me I was in the same boat as you guys. I mean what a jerk he was in Give Me Something right??? I decided to go into this book with an open mind because I figured he had to have something worth loving in him for Lila to care so deeply for him plus there is nothing I like more than a redeemable asshole. Did he redeem himself? Well…. Nick is Nick after all. He is a schemer and a con. Just because he has decided to give the straight and narrow a try doesn’t mean he can be successful at it. Going legit is going to be a little hard for him and he’s not above using a few of his old tricks to get where he wants to be and that is on top. He plans to parlay his DJing career into a successful turn at producing. Getting his foot into the competitive music world will be tough so he jumps at the chance to work for a major record label producing the next album of their “problem child” pop star Sadie Sinclair. Ugh she is a cookie cutter brat with very little talent and a huge fan base… but she’s hot and totally manageable… at least that’s what Nick and the label are banking on. Nick knows he got this gig by default because no one else could handle Sadie so that’s exactly what he plans to do. Handle her and prove that he is a talented producer in the process. It’s not going to be that hard, she’s a brat, but she is easy on the eyes and he can keep her happy and persuade her to do the album the label’s way instead of her way using his “many” talents. This job is right up his alley!

A cake walk for a con like him right? Cue the curveball… Gia. Sadie’s beautiful but no nonsense assistant. She is the wild card Nick isn’t prepared for. She’s smart and sexy and she handles Sadie better than anyone. She also sees right through Nick and his BS. Hmmmm… what is he thinking getting close to her? She could ruin everything. He is just too intrigued by her. She is a mystery and she has secrets that he is dying to figure out.

What will our handsome bad boy do when faced with getting everything he ever wanted or sacrificing his dreams for love? Well it’s Nick… a tiger doesn’t change his stripes over night… so… who knows! What I do know is that I loved that the author kept him true to his nature. There is no magical 360 degree change in our man. He is as deplorable and choke worthy as he was in Give Me Something but he grows and his self awareness and character are built at a believable pace. You will fall a little less in hate and a little more in love with him as you go. The story grabs you and keeps you invest from page one. It’s not a typical love story. It’s Nick finding out who Nick wants to be. I really liked some of the secondary characters introduced in this book (there is one particular little lady that will grab your heart and melt some big boys into puddles) and of course our favorites from the first book are back. Tucker & Lila are as snarky and awesome as ever.  Nobody puts Nick in his place like his Rae can after all. ;)

Favorite Quotes:

"There are two things I know inside, outside and upside down, sir. Music and women. There is not a doubt in my mind that I cannot only please Miss Sinclair, but you also. I just need a shot."


"I moved down just so I could move my mouth back up. I wanted to savor every minute with her. To taste every inch of her."


About the Author:

    Author Photo

When I'm not writing or playing the part of wife and mother, you can find me dancing back-up for Beyonce, singing back-up for Miranda, or sunning myself on the beach with a drink in hand. Here's the thing about being born and raised in a small town—you have a very vivid imagination! Now, I channel it all to create stories where the girl always ends up with the right guy, first kisses are magical, and a happy ending is just that!

Links:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/elizabethleewrites
Twitter: www.twitter.com/elwrites
Website: http://elizabethleewrites.blogspot.com
Author Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6542627.Elizabeth_Lee
Novel Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18463336-taking-something


Giveaway:

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

RELEASE DAY BLITZ: "Undone" by Rebecca Shea




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Happy Release Day to Rebecca Shea and book 2 in the Unbreakable Series - UNDONE! This is Landon's story!


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BUY LINKS
Amazon † B&N † 

Synopsis
**This book is New Adult and contains mature subject matter. It is not intended for those under 17 years of age.**
I’ve found it’s easier to share my body but not my soul. I need no one, yet I crave her. Self-assured and independent, she doesn’t need me—but she wants me, and undeniably I want her too. At war with myself as I battle the secrets of my past, I don’t know if I can allow her to see the darkest parts of me, the parts I’ve left untouched—undone. As she chips away at the walls I’ve built for years, I fear those secrets will hold me hostage from love—forever.


  undone teaser


Trailer 



AboutTheAuthor

Rebecca Shea

Rebecca Shea is the USA Today Bestselling author of Unbreakable. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her family and her beagle, Miles. From the time Rebecca could read she has had a passion for books. Rebecca spends her days working full-time and her nights writing, bringing stories to life. Born and raised in Minnesota, Rebecca moved to Arizona in 1999 to escape the bitter winters. When not working or writing, she can be found on the sidelines of her sons football games, or watching her daughter at ballet class. Rebecca is fueled by insane amounts of coffee, margaritas, Laffy Taffy (except the banana ones), and happily ever afters.


Monday, February 17, 2014

RELEASE DAY LAUNCH & GIVEAWAY: "Taking Something" by Elizabeth Lee


We are so excited that Elizabeth Lee's TAKING SOMETHING has been released! TAKING SOMETHING is a New Adult contemporary romance and is the 2nd book in the Give Me Something Series, and seriously hot!! This book is a must read!

   Taking Something -Front Cover
Blub:

I know what you're thinking. “You were such a jerk, Nick!” Believe me, I know I screwed up the best thing I had going in my life, but that was kind of my thing. I’d learned how to run cons before I could even form complete sentences, and I'd always been selfish. But I changed. Lila forgave me, my brother and I were getting along, and I was trying to make a name for myself in the music world. At least that was what I was trying to do when I negotiated my way into the recording studio with pop superstar Sadie Sinclair. I thought it would be a piece of cake—charm my way into her heart and into her record label's good graces. Just when I thought I had it all figured out, I got mixed up in a web of lies, manipulation, and deception. A web that had me questioning my motives and desires altogether. Was the fame and fortune really worth the price?

Novel Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18463336-taking-something


Buy Links:

Amazon:  http://amzn.to/1cjhn5Z

B&N:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/taking-something-elizabeth-lee/1118635190?ean=2940148137665



Excerpt:

“Look, I totally get your reservations about me,” I placated her, even though I knew I was more than qualified to produce her album. It was cookie cutter pop music. Anyone with half a brain could do it. “I may not have much experience with actual singers, but I've been mixing music since I was a kid.” “You're just a deejay, Nick. And no offense, but that is not the same as a music producer.” “You're right. Spinning records is about playing to a crowd. Finding that perfect rhythm for any circumstance. Sometimes they want a carefree club mix to dance around to. Other times they want a slow, sensual song to grind up on someone to. I know how to read people and that's beneficial in both cases. I'm a people pleaser, but I'm also an artist.” “How so?” “Well, for one I can read you. I know that you want people to hear a new side of you. To hear the grown-up version of Sadie Sinclair.” “That's not reading me, Nick. I told you that yesterday,” she replied, crossing her arms over her chest. “Yes, you did,” I conceded with a nod. “But it's not always about what you say. I can tell by the way you walk—the commanding click of your heels across the floor and the sway of your tight little ass. You want to sing the kind of music that causes a stir. You're tired of singing songs about people falling in love and teeny-bopper breakups. You want to sing songs about people making love. About passion and desire. About longing and fulfillment.” Her eyes glazed over as she stared into mine. Her lips parted as she let out a slow, steady breath. I stepped closer to her and reached out, brushing my hand down her arm. “You want to sing songs that get under people's skin. Leaves them wanting more. You want to seduce them with your sound.” “I do,” she answered mindlessly, watching my hand stroke up and down her arm. “You don't want to just sing songs, Sadie Sinclair. You want to sing... sex.” Her eyes fell shut as she thought about what I was saying. I was going out on a limb with my assumption. For all I knew, she wanted to sing gospel hymns to a reggae beat. Lucky for me, the way she looked at me—like she wanted to eat me alive—was a proper assessment of exactly the kind of person she was. She finally opened her eyes and when she did, I knew I had her on the hook. “Okay then, let's hear it,” she insisted, pointing at the computer I was holding in my hand. “I want to see if you're any good.” “Oh, I assure you that I'm more than just good.” She was trying to play hardball, but if she thought for one second I didn't see the glimmer of lust in her eyes, she was crazy. “Take a seat, Miss Sinclair.” I pulled back one of the chairs for her. She hesitated, like she didn't want to seem too anxious to comply. I fired up my computer and pulled up a folder of tracks I'd been working on. Careful not to mess up her hair, I slipped a pair of headphones over her ears. She started to protest. “What are you doing? We can listen to it—” “In order to get the full Nick Kline experience, I need to get completely”—I paused leaning in inches from her face—“and totally in your head.” She breathed me in and relaxed into her chair. I was one song away from convincing Sadie Sinclair that I was the perfect choice for her. Musically and more.


About the Author:

    Author Photo

When I'm not writing or playing the part of wife and mother, you can find me dancing back-up for Beyonce, singing back-up for Miranda, or sunning myself on the beach with a drink in hand. Here's the thing about being born and raised in a small town—you have a very vivid imagination! Now, I channel it all to create stories where the girl always ends up with the right guy, first kisses are magical, and a happy ending is just that!

Links:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/elizabethleewrites
Twitter: www.twitter.com/elwrites
Website: http://elizabethleewrites.blogspot.com
Author Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6542627.Elizabeth_Lee
Novel Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18463336-taking-something


Giveaway:

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Friday, February 14, 2014

COVER REVEAL & GIVEAWAY: "Dear Tabitha" by Trudy Stiles

Along with Trudy Stiles, we are very excited to share with you the Cover to Dear Tabitha, the 2nd book in The Forever Family Series. If you have not read Dear Emily (Book #1) yet, now is the time to grab it while it is on sale for ONLY $.99 in celebration of the Cover Reveal.

Make sure to check out the beautiful cover, add to your Goodreads, join the Facebook Release and Tour Event and enter the GIVEAWAY below!


Release date: Expected March 30, 2014

Author: Trudy Stiles

Book Title: Dear Tabitha ~ Series: Forever Family #1

Genre: New Adult/Romance

Cover Designer: Steph’s Cover Design

Photographer: Toski Covey Photography-Custom Design


You know me. You know who I am. What I am.
Damaged. Confused. Alone.
You feel sorry for me. You pity me.
You know what I’ve done. What I’ve given up. Who I’ve given up.
You try to understand what I’ve been through and how I can possibly go on with my life. But you can’t possibly understand.
I’ve lost too much. Sacrificed too much. Given up everything so that I can find myself.
Well I’m done.
I’m done walking away from everything that matters.
It’s time for me to heal.
It’s MY TURN to earn…
Redemption.
Love.
Family.
“Dear Tabitha” is the second book in the “Forever Family” series.





Dear Emily is ON SALE for only $0.99... run and get it. Links below!

Amazon - Smashwords - Kobo


Two women. Carly & Tabitha. Both have suffered life-altering events that have left them both traumatically damaged.
Carly Sloan’s life was perfect until the night her security and innocence was torn from her. The vast repercussions from that horrific night threaten to destroy her stability and her chances for a happily ever after. Kyle Finnegan comes into Carly’s life at the height of her turmoil. Can he help her find what she desires most?
Tabitha Fletcher, on the other hand, has suffered from a very young age. She has been hiding from her past, which was full of abuse, loss and turmoil. She has been so brutally damaged that she has very little hope of redemption. The revolving door of men only leads her deeper into misery.
What circumstance brings these two women together unexpectedly and can they help each other heal? And will they each find what they need?
Redemption.
Love.
Family.
This book is not suitable for young readers. It is intended for mature adults only (18+). It contains strong language, adult/sexual situations, non-consensual sex and some violence.





Trudy Stiles is a New Adult au
thor, mom to two beautiful children, and married to the love of her life. She is the author of the Forever Family series including “Dear Emily” and “Dear Tabitha”. There will be many more stories from this series and you never know who may have a standalone or novella written for them. Stay tuned!
Trudy is a music junkie and you’ll know that she’s writing when you see her plugged into her laptop with her earbuds in. Her playlist is unique and is a must for her writing sprints.
When she’s not writing, she’s carting her children to their various activities while avoiding any kind of laundry or housework. She also loves to run along the boardwalk of the beautiful New Jersey shore.
She’s always been an avid reader and frequently escapes into the fictional worlds of the many characters that she has come to love. Well, now there are some fictional characters in her head dying to get out!
This first story is called “Dear Emily” and was released in December 2013. “Dear Tabitha” will be released in March 2014. The Forever Family series will continue with several companion/stand alone novels.
Email: authortrudystiles@gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/authortrudystiles
Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/trudy_stiles
Twitter: @trudystiles







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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Release Day Launch: "Party Girl" by Rachel Hollis



Title: Party Girl
Author: Rachel Hollis
Release: February 14, 2014, Chic Publishing


Blurb:

Landon Brinkley is making her dreams come true. After years of poring over glossy photos of celebrity parties in People and US Weekly, she’s landed her Holy Grail: an internship with the fabulous Selah Smith, event planner to the Hollywood elite. Moving from small town Texas to Los Angeles, Landon finds herself in a world in which spending a million dollars on an event – even for kids’ birthdays – is de rigueur. The thrill of working on A-list parties and celeb weddings is enough to get her through the 75-hour workweeks, the nightmare of a multi-day film festival, and abuse at the hands of a mercurial boss. But confronted with the seamy realities of the business, she is forced to make a choice: do whatever it takes to get ahead, or stay true to herself.

A roman a clef in the vein of The Devil Wears Prada, PARTY GIRL draws on the author’s real life experience for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the celebrity-obsessed world of event planning. From the party habits of America’s favorite underage singer to the worst Bridezilla of all (the kind that graces the cover of your favorite magazine), PARTY GIRL reveals the ugly side of Hollywood’s prettiest parties.

Purchase Link:

AMAZON


About the Author:



Rachel Hollis is the founder of the popular lifestyle blog www.thechicsite.com and Los Angeles-based event planning firm, Chic Events. At 27, she was named by Inc. Magazine as one of the “Top 30 Entrepreneurs under 30.” She has designed and produced fabulous parties for many of Hollywood’s elite, including Bradley Cooper, Rashida Jones, Al Gore, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ivanka Trump, Jamie King, and Cuba Gooding Jr. (just to name a few). Most recently, she planned the nuptials of actress Sara Rue’s wedding, which garnered national coverage in magazines such as People and US Weekly.

In 2010, Rachel appeared as the wedding planner on the WE Network show “Jilted?” This six-part relationship series followed potential brides as they gave their suitors ultimatums to see if they would get the wedding of their dreams or get “jilted.”

In addition, Rachel is a lifestyle expert for The Talk, EXTRA, The Nate Berkus Show, The Steve Harvey Show, KTLA Morning News, Fox 5, Better TV and a regular contributor on PopSugar TV and Celebrations.com. She has been featured in People, InStyle, OK! Weekly, Entertainment Weekly, Better Homes and Garden, Traditional Home, Entrepreneur, Grace Ormand and the TV shows “Jilted” and “I Do Over” for the WE Network, “The Traveler’s Guide to Life” on the Travel Channel” and “Self Made.”

Links:

Blog: http://www.thechicsite.com/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/msrachelhollis

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RachelEHollis?fref=ts

Author Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7578129.Rachel_Hollis

Party Girl Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19545780-party-girl?from_search=true


GIVEAWAY:

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Bite Beauty Cashmere Lip Cream
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Nicole by OPI Nail Polish
Big Sexy Hair Styling Product
Acure Leave-In Conditioner
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Friday, February 7, 2014

BLOG TOUR STOP: "Take Two" by Laurelin Paige



We are pleased to be a stop today on Laurelin Paige's Blog Tour for "Take Two". Please see all the book & author info, my review, links, and then enter the giveway. Good Luck and Happy Reading!



Book Title: Take Two
Author: Laurelin Paige
Release DateFebruary 4, 2014
Publisher: Samhain Publishing


Book Summary

He’s ready for his close up, but she’s the one calling the shots.

On the night of her graduation from film school, straight-laced Maddie Bauers fell completely out of character for an oh-my-god make-out session with a perfect stranger. Complete with the big O.

Seven years later, that romantic interlude is still fresh in her mind. That stranger is now a rich and famous actor. And she’s one very distracted camera assistant working on his latest production. She might consider another tryst…if he even remembers her.

Micah Preston does indeed remember Maddie. Too bad he’s sworn off Hollywood relationships. He allows himself as much sex as he likes—and oh, he does like—but anything more is asking for trouble. For the woman, not for him. Yet knowing Maddie could want more than a movie-set fling doesn’t stop him from pursuing her like a moth drawn to hot stage lights.

But as the shoot nears its end, it’s decision time. Is it time to call, “Cut!” on their affair, or is there enough material for a sequel?

Warning: Contains a dreamy movie star hero, a focus-pulling heroine, off-the-charts instant chemistry, steamy sex in near-public locations, and a new use for lip gloss.

Amazon Linkhttp://amzn.to/1eMTAsm


My Review:

Rating: 4 Stars

Micah and Maddie meet one night at a party where she and her friend are celebrating graduating film school and he and his crew are celebrating a indie movie wrap. They have a brief yet memorable encounter and then go on with life. Micah signs with a bigtime agent and becomes the next big Hollywood heartthrob and Maddie persues her dreams of becoming a director where she is pigeon holed and blacklisted by a venedictive hotshot director, so she settles into the comfortable life as a top sought camera assistant.

Micah is a playboy. Uber famous. Uber hot. He beds costars, models, random fans, anyone who catches his fancy. He doesn't do commitment and he doesn't have any regrets about how he lives his life. It's not like his fast paced, on location for months, tabloid filled life really constitutes a healthy enviroment for relationships anyway. He lives his life by the one-night stand rule and thats that. Maddie is the opposite of a one-night stand girl. She is his "Maddie from the party". The girl who responded to him before he was Hollywood Micah. She is beautiful and smart and talented. When she ends up working on Micah's current movie it's kind of a battle of wills. They are both drawn to each other and they both try to fight it, but the memory of that first interlude and the painful attraction they share is throwing them both off their game. Maybe they should just get it out of their system right??? 

Okay so this was a sweet little story about fighting falling in love, and chasing your dreams, and not letting other people dictate your life. It a sexy read with a drop dead gorgeous actor and a sexy but doesn't know she's sexy female MC. There aren't any real twists or turns and you pretty much know the direction the story is going from page one, but it is still a fun read. A hot read. It kept my attention and I enjoyed the ride. However, I think the story would have benefited from an epilogue. Something to show a little more closure for these characters... a glimpse into their future. 



About the Author




Laurelin Paige is the NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Fixed Trilogy. She's a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there's kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn't seem to complain, however. When she isn't reading or writing sexy stories, she's probably singing, watching Mad Men and the Walking Dead, or dreaming of Adam Levine.

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

BLOG TOUR STOP: "Temporarily Yours" by Diane Alberts

We are pleased to be one of today's stops on Diane Albert's "Temporarily Yours" Blog Tour. Check out all the book & author info, our review, buy links and giveaway below. Happy Reading! 




Temporarily Yours by Diane Alberts
Entangled Publishing - January 2014
BRAZEN IMPRINT - ADULT NOVEL



BOOK SUMMARY:
                  
This soldier’s the perfect hoax…if she doesn’t fall for him first.
Stats whiz Kayla Moriarity knows her way around numbers and algorithms. Men, on the other hand, are unsolvable equations. Now Kayla’s en route to her sister’s wedding—without the fictional boyfriend she invented for her family. Fortunately, her plane comes complete with complimentary cocktails and a ridiculously hot ex-marine in the seat beside her. And that’s all it takes for Kayla’s inhibitions to go sailing out the airlock...
Cooper Shillings has soft spot for people in trouble, but he certainly wasn’t expecting to land in it himself—and definitely not while getting naughty mid-air with a sexy southern belle. When he hears Kayla’s predicament, however, he offers his services as a stand-in boyfriend. After all, he’s heading overseas soon...and how could he refuse a little no-strings wickedness?
It’s the perfect plan. And all Kayla has to do is ensure her family falls for the ultimate bluff, without falling for it—and Cooper—in the process...




Review:  

Rating:  4 Stars****


This is my first Diane Albert and Brazen read.  I will definitely be reading more from them.  This was so stinking cute, sweet, and HAWT.  It was absolutely one of my favorites of the year.   It’s a story of a sweet southern belle and a vet who meet in an airport and have one hell of a plane ride.  I fell in love with both of them in the very first chapter.  If you want a quick paced, funny, hot and steamy read you HAVE to read this one.

Kayla Moriarty is an actuary (yep I Googled that) who is flying home to North Carolina for her sister’s wedding.  She knows all the statistics about a plane possibly crashing to a fatal and fiery end so she is so terribly afraid of flying. She has been lying to her family for months about a fake boyfriend so they’d get off her ass about her love life b/c they’re an old southern traditional family who thinks a woman should be married by a certain age or she’s headed for spinsterhood.

Cooper Shillings is a former marine who, instead of taking a job at his father’s firm, is flying to NC to begin a new job in private security that will take him overseas. He is also dealing with guilt over something that happened while he was still with the Marines. He sees Kayla and is very interested but before he can even talk to her he’s stabbed by a candy cane wielding child. After seeing the mishap Kayla offers him help and a seat. 

Since she knows all the statistics she’s terrified of flying so when she tells Cooper how afraid she is, he offers to keep her distracted for the whole flight.  She takes him up on his offer of distraction (and damn he has some sexy ass ways of distracting someone). After all the wonderful distractions and conversations he learns of her fake boyfriend who cannot make it to the wedding where he was supposed to meet her family.  He realizes how intrigued he is with her and before he can stop himself he offers himself up to portray her fake boyfriend for the wedding festivities.

So, what happens when the fake relationship starts to feel very real and feelings and emotions end up surfacing for both of them? Cooper doesn’t want to get in a relationship since he’s heading overseas which will cause more stress for Kayla and she doesn’t think you have to be in a relationship to be happy.

What will happen when the wedding is over and it’s time for Cooper to go overseas? Will the fake love emerge to become a real love? A real relationship?  True love?  You will have to read to find out!  

~ Shannon D.






Book Purchase Links:

Barnes & Noble:  http://bit.ly/1ffhbp2


Author Information


Diane Alberts is a multi-published, bestselling contemporary romance author with Entangled Publishing. She also writes New York Times and USA Today bestselling new adult books under the name Jen McLaughlin. ON ONE CONDITION hit #18 on the Barnes and Noble bestseller list, and TRY ME hit #76 on Amazon. CAPTIVATED BY YOU hit #31 on the Barnes and Noble bestseller list. Diane is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency. Her goal is to write so many fantastic stories that even a non-romance reader will know her name.
Diane has always been a dreamer with a vivid imagination, but it wasn’t until 2011 that she put her pen where her brain was, and became a published author.  Since receiving her first contract offer, she has yet to stop writing. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, a cat, and a Senegal parrot. In the rare moments when she’s not writing, she can usually be found hunched over one knitting project or another.

Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5081315.Diane_Alberts


FACEBOOK PARTY: 

Jen is having a PAR-TAY! You can stop by on Monday, the 3rd from 6-9:30PM ET and join in! Please RSVP at the link below and help us spread the word. There will be several other authors stopping by to chat and some wonderful prizes to win! 

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Win a beautiful TEMPORARILY YOURS necklace and a $20 Amazon Gift Card. 
This contest is international. 

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