Monday, April 27, 2015

BLOG TOUR STOP & GIVEAWAY: "Diamonds" by KA Linde

We are excited to be today's stop on KA Linde's "Diamonds" Blog Tour. Check out all the book/author info below as well as our review and today's exclusive excerpt. Then be sure to enter the giveaway for your chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card. Good Luck & Happy Reading!

Book: Diamonds
Author: KA Linde
Release: April 21, 2015

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Bryna feels his eyes on her.

Hot, seductive, enticing.

He’s at least ten years older than her seventeen years, and he knows exactly what he’s doing to her with that look.

Walking away would be the smart thing to do…

But she can’t. Not that first night when he takes her home and claims her body. Not when he shows up in her life again with expensive gifts to win her trust. Not even when she’s falling for him, and everything else is falling apart…

Our Review
5 Stars *****

Bryna Turner is a spoiled brat. The daughter of a big time Hollywood director and an actress, she is part of LA’s elite. Top of the food chain at her high school, head cheerleader, and dating one of Hollywood’s hottest up & coming actors Gates Hartman. All the boys want her and all the girls want to be her. She has it all… or so it seems.

Just like ever fairytale… there is usually darkness hiding somewhere in the shadows. Reeling from her parents divorce and her father’s shocking marriage to a woman from *gasp* “The Valley”, Bryna is forced to play house with her new stepmother and stepsiblings that she loathes. Although her stepmom Celia tries to bond with Bryna while daddy is away, stepbrother Pace does all he can to torment her. She is miserable at home and avoids it as much as possible.

So what is a bored little rich girl to do??? Use her status and daddy’s fame to party it up at the hottest nightclubs in town of course. While out one night Bryna meets Jude a mysterious older man with great tastes in all things. He is sexy, high brow and just what she needs to keep her mind off all the trivial nonsense in her life. He is a game she wants to play while Gates and Daddy are away. A hot, sexy, game. That’s all… but soon Bryna finds herself caught in her own web. Wanting more than just a fling… how can she reveal who she really is to Jude without losing him? She just has to make sure she has him fully in her snare before she lets the cat out of the bag… he wont be able to walk away then right?

The question is… is she the one playing the game or the one being played all along?

Diamonds is KA Linde at her best. The characters are cunning, self assured and wise beyond their years while showing their age through their mistakes, their entitlement and longing for more. Capturing the sad but true state of the young adults growing up too fast in today’s culture of excess. She tackles the controversial topic of a forbidden yet consensual May/December romance head on. No holds barred. It may be uncomfortable for some but it sets up perfectly the events that will drive us full speed ahead into this new series. If you like an exciting, angsty and anger spawning wild roller coaster of a read this is just the book for you. Now if we could just get our hands on GOLD… like yesterday.  

Exclusive Excerpt

“What’s going on?” He seemed to be growing more alert.

“I’m breaking it off.”

“You with someone else?”

He didn’t even sound hurt, just curious. She had suspected as much, but it irritated her more than she had thought.


“All right. I’ll see you when I get back to L.A.”

“No,” she said, frustrated. “This is really over.”

He chuckled softly into the phone. “Bri, you want other dick. That’s fine.”

“Why is that fine?”

Gates always brought out the more human side of her that she usually hid behind her hard exterior.

“Because I’m on the other side of the country and not able to give you what you need. When I come back, we’ll figure it out.”

She shook her head. Why does he have to take this so calmly?

Fucking asshole.

“We’re not going to figure it out. I don’t think I should have to dumb it down for you to understand what I’m telling you. I said, it’s over. I mean, it’s over. Good night, Gates.”

She hung up the phone before he could say another word. Well, that was an interesting conversation. Of all the things she had expected from Gates, she hadn’t wagered for disbelief. She was Bryna Turner. She could get any guy she wanted. How could he not believe that I would find someone else? Is he that conceited?

By the time he realized that she was serious, she would be long gone.

“Ready to go?” the man asked, coming up behind her.



He didn’t ask about her conversation, and she was glad. She didn’t want to tell him about it.

“Lead the way,” she told him.

Grabbing her hand, he walked her through the crowded bar and out onto the street. He passed his ticket to the valet. A few minutes later, a shiny Jaguar convertible pulled up in front of Allure.

She raised her eyebrows in appreciation.

Add the Series to your TBR!
Gold (All That Glitters, #2)
July 7, 2015
The prey becomes the predator.

Love. That cursed four-letter word no longer belongs in Bryna’s vocabulary. The only four-letter word she knows now is gold.

…and fuck.

She’s well acquainted with that one. And that’s exactly what she plans to do. She’s no longer the golden girl, and when she meets a businessman who promises everything she could ever want from the arrangement, she intends to get her money’s worth.

Follow the conclusion to Bryna’s gold digging story in this scandalizing, duplicitous second book to the USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde’s All That Glitters series.
Preorder  GOLD!

Platinum (All That Glitters, #3)
Release TBD.
The third stand alone book in the All That Glitters series. Follows Trihn Hamilton, one of Bryna's best friends, in their junior year of college as she navigates her parent's expectations and the heady lifestyle she and her friends have created in fabulous Las Vegas.

Silver (All That Glitters, #4)
Release TBD. The fourth stand alone book in the All That Glitters series. Follows Stacia Daniels, the second of Bryna's best friends, in their senior year of college as she struggles with the consequences of her jersey chasing desires in fabulous Las Vegas.

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde has written the Avoiding series and the Record series as well as the new adult novels Following Me and Take Me for Granted. She grew up as a military brat traveling the United States and Australia. While studying political science and philosophy at the University of Georgia, she founded the Georgia Dance Team, which she still coaches. Post-graduation, she served as the campus campaign director for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An avid traveler, reader, and bargain hunter, K.A. lives in Athens, Georgia, with her fiancé and two puppies, Riker and Lucy.
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

GIVEAWAY: "Lift: Authors Raising Autism Awareness" Week 2

LIFT banner justifiedIt's week two of LIFT: Authors Raising Autism Awareness!
More than 50 authors are banding together this month, donating their great work, and increasing awareness and acceptance for those living with Autism.
This Week's LIFT Authors

The Rafflecopter is loaded with e-books, signed paperbacks, swag and gift cards from these amazing authors! Make sure you enter!

We are highlighting The Autism Society this week. With more than 50 years of service to the autism community, they are one of the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization. Please consider supporting their efforts!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

RELEASE EVENT: "When I'm Gone" by Abbi Gines

We're celebrating the release of WHEN I'M GONE by New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Abbi Glines! 

TitleWhen I'm Gone (Rosemary Beach)
Author: Abbi Glines
Publisher: Atria Books (April 7, 2015)


From #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines comes the next new adult novel in the Rosemary Beach series, in which we meet Mase, a Texas heartthrob first introduced in Take a Chance who comes to Rosemary Beach to stir things up.

I had an urge to fix all her problems. Which was stupid. She was doing fine without me. But something about those big eyes…

Mase Colt-Manning has always preferred his humble life as a Texas rancher to his birthright as the son of a legendary rock star. In fact, he rarely visits his father’s rarefied world in Rosemary Beach, especially if it means bunking at his vile half-sister Nan’s house—until one visit leads to a chance encounter with a young, gorgeous house maid who awakens him with her off-key but spirited imitation of a country music star…

Reese Ellis finally has her freedom. After escaping a lifetime of abuse from her parents and classmates for an undiagnosed learning disorder, she seizes the opportunity to be a house maid to some of the richest families in Rosemary Beach. But her job is in jeopardy when she causes an accident at the home of her most important client, Nan Dillon. When a hot, half-naked stranger with a cowboy’s swagger comes to her rescue, she’s intrigued—then afraid once he shows his own interest. Reese has never met a trustworthy man in her life. Will Mase be any different?

About the Author:

Abbi Glines is a #1 New York TimesUSA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. She has a new YA series coming out in the fall of 2015 titled The Field Party Series . She never cooks unless baking during the Christmas holiday counts. She believes in ghosts and has a habit of asking people if their house is haunted before she goes in it. She drinks afternoon tea because she wants to be British but alas she was born in Alabama. When asked how many books she has written she has to stop and count on her fingers. When she’s not locked away writing, she is reading, shopping (major shoe and purse addiction), sneaking off to the movies alone, and listening to the drama in her teenagers lives while making mental notes on the good stuff to use later. Don’t judge.

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Monday, April 6, 2015

GIVEAWAY: LIFT - Authors Raising Autism Awareness - Week 1

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April is Autism Awareness month, and the romance reading community is celebrating!

1 in 68 children is diagnosed with Autism every year, making it the fastest growing and one of the most prevalent developmental disabilities. Authors Ginger Scott and Kennedy Ryan have organized a MegaGiveaway called LIFT featuring more than 50 authors to raise awareness and acceptance! Each Monday in April, a new rafflecopter will go live, loaded with e-books, audio books, swag packs, signed paperbacks and gift cards from these amazing authors doing their part to LIFT4Autism. (scroll down for this week's rafflecopter!)

And there's LIFTWear - 4 styles to choose from! All proceeds from the LIFT t-shirts will go to a national autism organization. Order t-shirts HERE until MONDAY, APRIL 13!
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Good luck and #LIFTOff!