Wednesday, September 24, 2014

~Cover Reveal: Filthy Beautiful Lust by Kendall Ryan~





Release Date : NOVEMBER 10, 2014


From New York Times & USA Today bestselling author, Kendall Ryan, comes the third book in the Filthy Beautiful Lies series.

Pace Drake loves sex. He knows where get it, what to say, what to do, and he makes no apologies for satisfying his needs. But when he meets single mom, Kylie Sloan, he's enthralled by her, and begins to question his standard operating procedure. After all, there's no chase, no mystery when banging a woman in a nightclub bathroom. Kylie's depth and determination make the sloppy, drunken hookups that fill his weekends seem empty and shallow. She's the opposite of the desperate, clingy women he's used to. She doesn’t want or need anyone to take care of her and that only makes him want to care for her more.

Kylie's trust in men has vanished. The last guy she was with played ding-dong-ditch-it with her uterus and left her with a baby to raise. Now her infant son is the only man she has time for, even if she misses sex and intimacy more than she'd ever admit. Opening her heart up to a younger man who's best known for no-strings-attached sex and his casual lifestyle is probably the worst idea she's ever had. But Pace wants to prove to her there are still a few good guys left, and watching the sweet way he interacts with her baby makes her want to try…but she can really trust that his days of hitting it and quitting it are in his past?


Filthy Beautiful Lust is the third book in the Filthy Beautiful Lies series, however it can be read as a standalone novel (no cliffhanger). To understand the full growth and development of the characters, it is recommended that you begin with book 1, Filthy Beautiful Lies.


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Pace

I take a sip of the liquor and immediately decide drinking is a bad idea. I'm already on edge and frustrated. The alcohol will only make me obsess more. Abandoning the glass, I sit down in a leather chair across from Colton and let out a heavy sigh. "Tell me about Kylie."
His gaze narrows. "Fuck no. You and Kylie?" He shakes his head, rising to his feet. "No. Abso-fucking-lutely not. If this is what you came here to talk about, you can leave now." He points to the door, his expression unwavering.
Goddamn. "You're no fun." Changing my mind, I stride over to the cabinet, pluck up the glass and down the rest of the drink. It burns like a mother fucker on the way down, but it'll do the trick, numbing whatever this weird sensation is inside my chest.
"I'm serious, Pace. She's a good girl. She doesn't need to get tangled up in your…ways…"
"My ways?" Now I'm getting pissed. He's saying I'm not good enough for her.
"Hit it and quit it. Pump and dump. Whatever you want to call it, it's not happening. Not with Kylie."
"I know that, asshole. I wanted to take her out – like legitimately take her out to dinner. Enjoy her company."
He frowns at me again, that crease in his forehead deepening. "You're telling me you don't want to fuck her?"
"Don't be a dumbfuck. Of course I want to. But I'm just saying that I wouldn’t hit it once and never call her again."
"What would you do, then? Move in? Marry her? Raise her son?" he challenges.
"I haven’t thought that fucking far ahead. Christ." Now I'm suddenly pacing the floor of his office and I have no idea why. This entire exchange is stressing me out. I came here hoping to get her number, and instead I'm getting grilled like a steak. He's pulling the older brother card on me like he does so often. The dick.
"And that's exactly why I don't want you messing around with her. You don't have a plan. Kylie needs a man with a plan. Not one with an agenda that only includes getting his crank yanked."

I sink down into the chair, hating this concerned older brother act.





Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance novels, including Hard to Love, Unravel Me, Resisting Her and When I Break.
She's a sassy, yet polite Midwestern girl with a deep love of books, and a slight addiction to lipgloss. She lives in Minneapolis with her adorable husband and two baby sons, and enjoys hiking, being active, and reading.
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~Cover Reveal: Tempting Fate by Brinda Berry~

Tempting Fate by Brinda Berry 
(A Serendipity Novel #2) 
Publication date: October 1st 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
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When two worlds collide, it can only be fate.
Collin knows trouble when he sees it. A beautiful girl crashing into his car? She should be flashing a neon DANGER sign. He knows better than to get involved with a fresh-faced babe who could break his already-tattered heart. After graduating from college, he’s on track to start over in a new place. He’s discovering what he wants from life, away from the shadow of his overbearing father and the betrayal of his cheating ex-fiancĂ©.
Veronica’s home life morphs from trailer park to homeless after a bloody fight between her brother and her ex. She’s on the run from a situation that promises to be deadly. Without a home, money, or friends, she’s at Collin’s mercy.
Fate brought them together. Will a secret from her past tear them apart?





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Brinda Berry lives in the southern US with her family and two spunky cairn terriers. She's terribly fond of chocolate, coffee, and books that take her away from reality.  She doesn't mind being called a geek or “crazy dog lady”. When she's not working the day job or writing a novel, she's guilty of surfing the internet for no good reason. 




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~Cover Reveal: Stay by Alyssa Rose Ivy~

We are very excited to bring you the cover for Alyssa Rose Ivy's STAY! STAY is a New Adult Paranormal Romance and the third book in Alyssa's The Empire Chronicles Series. STAY will be releasing October 20, 2014!!

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About STAY: Nothing could possibly get worse. Everything and everyone that could be in jeopardy already is, and Jared knows that he is The Society's only hope. If he doesn't find a way to escape he fails everyone including Vera, the bear shifter he can't seem to get out of his head.   Casey and Toby are in love. Head over heels in love, but is their love strong enough to survive a magic so powerful that Casey's mind is no longer in her control? Vera will do anything to help her sister, and unfortunately that means she is well acquainted with Jared, the most frustrating man she has ever met. Now she has to find a way to fight her annoyance and growing attraction long enough to help save Levi and Allie. Racing against the clock, all four must face their greatest fears to save The Society and all the people they love. Alyssa Rose Ivy- Author PhotoAlyssa Rose Ivy Bio: Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.      

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

~Blitz and Giveaway: Orenda by Ruth Silver~


Orenda (Orenda #1)
Release Date: 04/13/14
Patchwork Press

Summary from Goodreads:
Join forces with a parallel universe. 

Dark forces, magical creatures, and the world Lil thought she knew collide when a dream transports her to the strange world of Orenda. Stunned and terrified, Lil comes face to face with her doppelganger, Willow, who possesses the ability to travel between the two worlds. Everything Lil knows logically says that Orenda can’t exist, but a small clue may be proof that it was more than an ordinary dream. With the threat of her sister in danger, Lil crosses dimensions but it may cost her even more than she bargained for. 

A sword wielding girl, the eternal suit, and a parallel universe come together in this action- packed Young Adult fantasy adventure that will keep readers of all ages turning the pages. Orenda is the first novel in the Orenda series.


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Ten things I’ve learned since I started writing by author Ruth Silver

1. Build an author platform
2. Social media is key.
3. Read books daily (especially your genre or target market)
4. Write reviews for other books. Understand what you like and don’t as a writer.
5. Build a website or better yet a book blog
6. Create a Street Team. Recruit your fans
7. Attend author events (UtopYA was AWESOME)
8. Don’t listen to every bit of advice you receive. Write for you. Otherwise you’ll make no one happy.
9.  Keep a notebook handy near my bedside. As I’m tired and start to fall asleep, sometimes I get worthwhile ideas for where to take the next chapter. By morning I’ll forget it if I hadn’t written it down.

10. People will inevitably forget to tell you that they saw you dedicated the book to them.



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Ruth Silver first began writing poetry as a teenager and reading heaps of fan fiction in her free time. She has written under three unique pseudo names and penned well over a hundred stories.

She attended Northern Illinois University in 2001 and graduated with a Bachelor's in Communication. While in college she spent much of her free time writing with friends she met online and penning her first novel, "Deuces are Wild", which she self-published in 2004. Her favorite class was Creative Writing senior year where she often handed in assignments longer than the professor required because she loved to write and always wanted to finish her stories.

Her love of writing, led her on an adventure in 2007 to Melbourne, Australia. Silver enjoys reading YA novels and sharing her favorite books with other readers. She runs her own book blog and also enjoys photography and traveling.

Her favorite YA genre is a mix of Dystopian & Fantasy which is evident in the upcoming release of her latest book, Aberrant. Slated for release April 2013 by Lazy Day Publishing, it is the first in a trilogy.
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~Release Day: Stay With Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout as J. Lynn~

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STAY WITH ME TRAILER: EXCERPT:

As I lay there, trying to swallow a loud, obnoxious yawn, I remembered something he’d said when we first met, about life being too short. I imagined he had firsthand experience with shortened lives while he was serving. That mentality came from experience. I got that now. Could even understand it, but there was something I didn’t understand.

 “Why?” I asked. There was a beat.

 “Why what?”

 Jax sounded tired, and I should shut up or point out that I was now tired and could sleep, so he could leave. But I didn’t. “Why are you here? You don’t know me and . . .” I trailed off, because there really wasn’t anything left to say.

 A minute went by, and he hadn’t answered my question, and then I think another minute ticked on, and I was okay with him not answering because maybe he didn’t even know. Or maybe he was just bored and that was why he was here.

 But then he moved.

 Jax pressed against my back, and the next breath I took got stuck in my throat. My eyes shot open. The sheet and blanket were between us, but they felt like nothing.

 “What are you doing?” I asked.

 “Getting comfortable.” He dropped an arm over my waist, and my entire body jerked against his. “It’s time to sleep I think.

” “But—”

 “You can’t sleep when you talk,” he remarked.

 “You don’t need to be all up on me,” I pointed out.

 His answering chuckle stirred the hair along the back of my neck. “Honey, I’m not all up on you

.” I freaking begged to differ on that point. I started to wiggle away, but the arm around my waist tightened, holding me in place.

 “You’re not going anywhere,” he announced casually, as if he wasn’t holding me prisoner in the bed.

Okay. The whole prisoner thing might be melodramatic, but he wasn’t letting me up. Not when he was getting all kinds of comfy behind me.

 Oh my God, this was spooning. Total spooning. I was spooning with an honorary member of the Hot Guy Brigade. Did I wake up in a parallel universe?

 “Sleep,” he demanded, as if the one word carried that much power. “Go to sleep, Calla.” This time his voice was softer, quieter.

 “Yeah, it doesn’t work that way, Jax. You have a nice voice, but it doesn’t hold the power to make me sleep on your command.

” He chuckled.

 I rolled my eyes, but the most ridiculous thing ever was the fact that after a couple of minutes, my eyes stayed shut. I . . . I actually settled in against him. With his front pressed to my back, his long legs cradling mine, and his arm snug around my waist, I actually did feel safe. More than that, I felt something else—something I hadn’t felt in years.

 I felt cared for . . . cherished. Which was the epitome of dumb, because I barely knew him, but feeling that, recognizing what the warm, buzzing feeling was, I fell right asleep.
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wait for You and Be with Me comes a daring tale that pushes boundaries . . .

 At 21, Calla hasn't done a lot of things. She’s never been kissed, never seen the ocean, never gone to an amusement park. But growing up, she witnessed some things no child ever should. She still carries the physical and emotional scars of living with a strung-out mother, Mona—secrets she keeps from everyone, including her close circle of college friends.

 But the safe cocoon Calla has carefully built is shattered when she discovers her mom has stolen her college money and run up a huge credit card debt in her name. Now, Calla has to go back to the small town she thought she’d left behind and clean up her mom’s mess again. Of course, when she arrives at her mother’s bar, Mona is nowhere to be found. Instead, six feet of hotness named Jackson James is pouring drinks and keeping the place humming.

 Sexy and intense, Jaxis in Calla’s business from the moment they meet, giving her a job and helping her search for Mona. And the way he looks at her makes it clear he wants to get horizontal . . . and maybe something more. Before Calla can let him get close, though, she’s got to deal with the pain of the past—and some very bad guys out to mess her up if she doesn't give them her mom.

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  Author PhotoJennifer L. Armentrout/J.LynnBio: # 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.  

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~Release Day and Giveaway: Falling For Fate by Caisey Quinn~

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While second in the Second Chance series, this novel stands alone.

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Fate Buchanan just wants to escape the constraints of her old life. After checking her mother into rehab and catching her fiancĂ© with her maid of honor the night before their wedding, she ran. Angry and hurt, she’s aching to do something reckless.

Dean Maxwell is having one last summer of freedom before taking over his family’s multi-billion dollar medical conglomerate. When he sees a beautiful woman running down the beach alone after dark, he knows it’s not safe. So he does something impulsive.

When their paths cross unexpectedly after a night of unbridled passion, neither of them can forget the memory of the affair they shared. What began as one night is about to become a whole lot more.*While part of the Second Chance series, this novel is a standalone.  

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“God, you’re so f*cking beautiful.”
Her eyes widened up at him. She could only imagine how she looked. Hair messy and damp, his shirt sliding off one shoulder, eyes glazed over.
“You are.” He shook his head as if searching for the words to explain his attraction to her. “That first night, swear to everything holy, I thought you might be some mythical creature come to steal my soul. But you were so damn beautiful that I would have given it to you.”
She kept quiet, afraid to move or speak and risk breaking the magic that kept him with her, kept him from running. He wasn’t running. He was opening up and being honest.
Dean lowered himself into the bed beside her, propping on one elbow and facing her. Fate mirrored his position and admired the way the moonlight lit his handsome face.
“I asked the universe for a sign. It sent me you.”
Her whispered confession made him smile. But his expression turned serious far too soon for her liking. “I felt it the moment I saw you. A compulsion like I’d never felt before, as if some unseen force propelled me toward you without my consent. I’ve felt it ever since.”
Fate rested her head on her hands and nodded against them. “I feel it too. I’m just…a little afraid of it. Of what it might cost us.”
“My mom used to say that things worth having didn’t come easy and that the kind of girl that was worth waiting for wouldn’t wait on anyone. Those two adages keep coming back to me every time I think of you.”
She inched her hand over toward his. “Do you do that often? Think of me?”
Dean kept eye contact, only breathing and watching her. “Define often.”
Fate grinned. “More than once a week.”
The slight curve of his lips faded and his gaze became a heavy, tangible thing she could feel pressing into her.
“I thought of you every day, Fate. And I didn’t even know your name. Even after I did… I think after that, it was more like several times a day.”
She wanted to keep this moment, to keep him here with her just like this. Both of them exposed and vulnerable. It was real and honest and—despite her exhaustion— exhilarating. But she knew it wouldn’t last forever. Nothing ever did.
“Sleep with me tonight. Don’t leave. Just… Just sleep with me, please.”
He nodded, letting his fingers interlace with hers between them and placing a soft kiss on the top of her hand. “I’m not going anywhere. Goodnight, sweetheart.”
“Goodnight, Dean.”
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CaiseyQuinn Caisey Quinn lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband, daughter, and other assorted animals. She is the bestselling author of the Kylie Ryans series as well as several New Adult Romance novels featuring country girls finding love in unexpected places. You can find her online at www.caiseyquinnwrites.com Connect with Caisey on Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorCaiseyQuinn Twitter: https://twitter.com/CaiseyQuinn
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Monday, September 22, 2014

~Review and Giveaway: Stone of Thieves by Diane J. Reed~

Stone of Thieves (Robbin' Hearts Series #2)
Release Date: 05/08/14
238 pages

Summary from Goodreads:

The Stone of Thieves . . . for centuries its magnetic draw has twisted the hearts of ambitious men and women with the promise of power, passion, and intrigue until it fell into the hands of unlikely thieves Robin and her boyfriend Creek. But can they steal their destiny away from the curse that pursues this magnificent ruby heart? 

As the stone begins to spread its sorcery, Robin races to find her long-lost mother in Italy in the hopes of discovering the truth about her unique gypsy heritage and the ruby heart that is rumored to steal souls. Yet when the desire for this stone by powerful members of her family threatens their very lives, Creek decides to take matters into his own hands to protect Robin, his greatest treasure of all . . .

Stone of Thieves is a sensual, stand-alone new adult novel and the sequel to Robin in the Hood in the Robbin’ Hearts Series. Due to mature themes, readership is advised for ages 17+.


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Robin and Creek have finally pledged their love for each other and are off to Venice to find Robin's mother, who may or may not be alive.  With only the ruby heart to guide their way, they must rely on each other in order to find answers.  They have barely stepped off the airplane when hit men are already on their trail looking for them.  How in the world did anyone know they were coming?  Forced into hiding they take refuge with a band of gypsies hiding in the woods.  Robin finds out more and more secrets about herself.  It seems her father has told a lot of lies along the way to keep both of them safe.  The gypsies give her clues to find her mother but it is all up to Robin to find her.  With her grandfather, the evil, Conte de Bargona looking for her, Robin and Creek must find her mother before her grandfather finds them.  

I have to admit I loved this book just as much as the first one in this series.  This book was set in Italy and had a totally different feel than Robin In The Hood.  This book is more New Adult and creates a darker aspect to the story.  Robin and Creek have been through so much and have grown up a lot during a short time. The chemistry between these two is smoking hot.  Looking for her mother, Robin will not leave Venice until she gets some answers.  She will learn how cruel family can be on her quest.  Having to fight not only her grandfather but also magical forces that want revenge, Robin and Creek are in for the fight of their lives.

Another wonderful book by Diane J. Reed.  I am so glad to be a part of this blog tour, otherwise I would not have got the chance to read these wonderful books.  Thank you to Diane for sending me copies of her books.  I will treasure them.  I impatiently look forward to the third book in this series to see how this amazing story plays out.


Book One:
Robin in the Hood (Robbin' Hearts Series #1)
Release Date: 10/01/12
300 pages

Summary from Goodreads:

“Is it any wonder I became a bank robber?” 
But she never dreamed she’d fall in love…

Wealthy high school student Robin McArthur thinks she has it all figured out when it comes to bilking her wealthy dad for guilt money as a substitute for his genuine affection. Until one day he suffers a stroke, and she learns the brutal truth:
They’re broke.
Her stepmom has skipped the country.
And everyone from bankers to bookies has lined up in her dad's hospital room to collect on the millions he's racked up in debt.

Panicked and desperate, Robin figures she has two choices. Either surrender to the pestering caseworker and live in a skanky foster home, or take a chance and sneak her dad out of the hospital to make a run for it. Little does she know that stealing a car and hitting the road means that before the day is through, she will rob her first bank.

Now an outlaw, Robin finds a backwoods trailer park to hide her dad from authorities. There, she encounters Creek, a local bad boy who also commits crimes to provide for their motley neighbors. Realizing she could use Creek’s help, Robin proposes an ingenious plan—they should team up to rob banks together. But when their partnership leads to a romance that turns Robin’s world upside down, she soon begins to discover that people are more precious than pocketbooks, and real love means opening your heart to the kinds of treasures money can’t buy…


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Robin McArthur has always had the perfect life.  She goes to the best private school, always has plenty of money and can have just about anything she wants.  Except for happiness.  When her father has a sudden stroke, things suddenly start spinning out of control.  Robin learns that they are broke from her father allegedly embezzling money from his company.  Her stepmother is AWOL, taking all of their remaining money with her.  With a threat of going to a foster home as her future, Robin does the only thing she can think of,  she kidnaps her father from the hospital and makes a run for it.

Desperate for cash and a place to hide, Robin turns to bank robbing to keep her and her dad safe from the police.  Looking for a secluded place to hide, they encounter the hidden, backwoods community of Turtle Shores.  Robin has only heard stories of this place but her father seems to know it very well.  It seems that Doyle (Robin's father) has been keeping huge secrets of his own.  A lot of it has to do with Robin's mother whom he will not speak of.  Will this magical secluded place hold the answers that Robin has or will it destroy their relationship forever?

The last thing Robin is hoping to find is love in Turtle Shores but when she meets the dangerous and mysterious Creek she is drawn to him.  Together they will embark on a life of crime to help the people in Bender Lake.  With a colorful group of characters  Robin feels more at home here than she ever did in her mansion on the hill.  Will Robin and Creek find a way to help the people they love most?

Why have I not heard of this book before?  From the very first sentence this book has me mesmerized.  Robin is the spoiled, rich girl who has always gotten what she has wanted.  She has to prove her strength after her dad's stroke and care for the both of them.  Robin also has to come to grips with her father's lies about his past and her mother.  She loves the people at Turtle Shores and will do whatever necessary to keep them safe.  Throw in the incredible sexy bad boy Creek and you have an amazing book with an amazing story line.  

This is the first book in the Robbin' Hearts Series.  There is a cliffhanger at the end of this book that will continue in the second book. Stone Of Thieves.  This story has magic, mystery and love.  It is the perfect combination.  I would recommend everyone to read this book.  It is so good!


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Diane J. Reed has a Ph.D. in English and a lifelong passion for books—both popular, forgotten & literary—as long as they touch her soul & make her want to tuck them under her pillow at night to remember them in her dreams. She writes novels that are infused with enchantment, where characters dare to break through boundaries and believe in true love. She also has a soft spot for artisans & outlaws of the heart, those who burn brightly to live each day as a gift—because it is! She loves to hear from readers, so feel free to visit Diane J. Reed's website at www.banditsranch.com or message her here to share the whispers of your spirit. 

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