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Monday, March 31, 2014

WEAK WITHOUT HIM ♥ Release Blitz

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Title: Weak Without Him (Weakness #2)
Author: Lyra Parish
Release Date: March 31, 2014

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"Love is an emotion that will destroy you if you let it. It can ruin your life or create a new one. Jealousy isn't much different."
Jennifer Downs treads in dangerous waters. Finnley Felton is unaware. With the help of Lady Luck, they will make it through. Or will they? Texas is nothing compared to Vegas but among the bright lights and busy streets, Jennifer discovers who she is. Her life has changed, and for better or worse, she continues to live like tomorrow will never come. Sabotage. Hatred. Betrayal. Although love is beautiful and kind, it comes with consequences. Jennifer finds herself fighting. Fighting for her rights, for love, for Finnley, and for her life. Hearts may be broken. Lives will change. But the ultimate question remains: can love win all?  

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Words make the world go round. I love to write, travel, and sing really loud at the top of my lungs in the shower. Sweet love stories (along with the dirty ones) make me gush. I am firm believer that a person can never have too many cats or cups of coffee, and that the F word is necessary. Forget the beach! Give me a gel pen, a stack of blank paper, and beautiful mountains!

 
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Chasing Serenity Synopsis:
Graduate student Autumn McShane has had her share of heartbreak. She's been abandoned and betrayed and she lost her beloved mother in a tragic car accident five months ago. That loss damaged her body and fractured her spirit but she's learning to recover, until her ex-boyfriend returns to town, intent on making her life miserable.
Declan Fraser hates her ex as much as Autumn does, but the last thing she needs is to put her trust in the hands of another man, especially one like Declan: his hard body and lulling Irish accent makes more than a few girls weak-kneed. The talented rugby player is rude and sarcastic, with tattooed, muscular arms and a cocky attitude, but he's the only one who can help Autumn win an ill-advised bet that, if lost, could cost her more than she's willing to pay. The reluctant alliance between Declan and Autumn stirs up cravings she doesn't want to admit, but Declan is a hard man to resist.
Just when Autumn starts letting down her carefully constructed walls to the sexy bad boy, he betrays her when she needs him most. Autumn suspects Declan has secrets, and she is determined to uncover what drove him away from her, even if that means fraternizing with the enemy. But will the truth return Declan to her arms or add to the scars on her heart?

Christina's Review:
This book was beautifully written! From the cover to the the words within the pages, Eden Butler is romantic and knows how to bring every emotion out in her readers. 

Autumn McShane feels like she has lost everything. Her father left when she was 14, her mom left her after they were in a tragic accident, and her body is not the same as it was before the accident and she was once athletic. Her boyfriend of two years just left her, and didn't even return to her when tragedy hit. After that, Autumn put up a solid wall and refused to let anyone else in, except for the few friend's that loved and supported her during her recovery of course.

Declan Fraser is cocky, arrogant,tatted all over, and has an Irish accent that can make panties melt. He is a talented rugby player and hates Autumn's ex maybe more than she does. The last thing Autumn needs is a guy like Declan in her life. However, there is something about him that makes her open up to him like she hasn't to anyone in a long time including her friends. Things get way more carried away than Autumn had planned, but when she decides that she is ok with letting her walls down for Declan, he puts his walls up. This part did get irritating, because their back and forth with each other made me want to shake them! Declan has a secret he clearly doesn't want Autumn to know yet, but rather than leaving her alone he cannot stay away. This obviously confuses her and makes her angry and they fight more than not. Between the ex that wants to claim her because he hates losing, the Irishman that wants her more than his next breath but can't because of the skeletons in his closet, and the father that was absent for the past eight years showing up on her doorstep.....this book is sure to keep you entertained!

I give "Chasing Serenity" 4 stars. I feel that the story was well written and thought out and all of the characters brought a great dynamic. My heart ached, raced, and soared so many times and to me that is what makes a great book. I learned more about rugby that I ever knew, and the Irish background was neat! I hope I get more from these characters in the near future! 


Behind the Pitch Synopsis:
Expat Irish rugby player Declan Fraser only wanted to play the sport he loves. He didn’t want to be stuck in this middle-of-nowhere town at this all too quaint university. He didn’t want his team captain to be an entitled jackass who switched Declan's position on the squad just to make himself look good. And he sure as hell didn’t want to fall in love with graduate student Autumn McShane.
Autumn is stubborn, but gorgeous; she bristles at any hint of dependency on anyone or anything, but she’s also a survivor. She’s everything Declan didn’t know he wanted. When Autumn finds herself in the middle of a challenging bet with her ex-boyfriend - who just happens to be the arrogant team captain that Declan hates - he feels honor bound to help her out. But he didn’t expect to fall for her in the process.
“Behind the Pitch” reveals the most twisted and erotic thoughts in Declan’s head as he navigates through his on again/off again, frustrating and deeply erotic relationship with Autumn McShane.
And lordy, does he have a filthy mind.



Eden Butler Bio:
Eden Butler is an editor and writer of New Adult Romance and SciFi and Fantasy novels and the nine-times great-granddaughter of an honest-to-God English pirate. This could explain her affinity for rule breaking and rum. Her debut novel, a New Adult, Contemporary (no cliffie) Romance, “ChasingSerenity” will launch October 2013.

When she’s not writing or wondering about her possibly Jack Sparrowesque ancestor, Eden edits, reads and spends way too much time watching rugby, Doctor Who and New Orleans Saints football.

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Wrong Blog Tour


Book: Wrong
Author: K Webster
Genre: Contemporary Romance





Pepper learned in high school that you have to protect yourself—a handsome devil taught her that the hard way. And she does that by pushing away suitors. Most of them are lame, completely lacking in the brains department. Dating isn’t something she wants or needs—or is it? Jordan works hard, running his father’s legacy. A legacy that may be quickly crashing to the ground. With his brother, Jackson, together, they work to pump life back into their company. He doesn’t have time for dating, but then he meets Pepper. To Jordan, Pepper is an enigma—a fresh blast of cool air to his stressful life. She’s smart, sassy, and sexy as hell—the perfect distraction. Jordan will stop at nothing to claim her. But will Pepper allow herself to be claimed? With Jordan putting cracks in her icy heart at each encounter, Pepper starts to question who she really is—The Ice Queen or the cliché Damsel in Distress? The adorable man is quickly melting her heart and her panties. One thing’s for certain—with Jordan, Pepper struggles to hold on to the only identity she feels safe with. Will he be the one to free her heart from the icy façade and make things right? Or, will things go terribly wrong?




Christina's Review:

Pepper has refused to date or allow a man to touch her since the horrific day that changed her life in high school. She has built up walls and keeps everyone at arms length from even getting emotionally close to her. Some people think she is a straight up bitch, but deep down Pepper is just a scared girl that has never cared to open up her heart, until Jordan that is.

Jordan is sexy, successful, and smart. He has all of the soft qualities that his brother Jackson is lacking. When he meets Jackson's girlfriends best friend Pepper, he just has to get to know her and will do anything necessary to break that icy exterior of hers. 

When Pepper's past threatens their future, Jordan is her rock and protector and will fight for what they have. With his father's demon's also coming to haunt them and finding out that Pepper's father and Jordan know each other but not in a good way, can love really conquer all? Follow this swoony love story and ask yourself can something so wrong really be so right?

I had enjoyed Jackson's story in book one, but I adored Jordan in this one! Something about the sweet guy doing whatever he can to please a woman and make her his makes my insides melt. Although, I still love my bad boy Jackson. They really bring a great dynamic to this series! This book gets an easy 5 stars, and I cannot wait for what is to come next!









I’m a thirty-two-year-old self-proclaimed book nerd.  Married to for nearly eleven years, my husband and I enjoy spending time with our two lovely children.  Writing is a newly acquired fun hobby for me.  In the past, I’ve enjoyed the role as a reader.  However, recently, I learned that I absolutely love taking on the creative role as the writer.  Something about determining how the story will play out intrigues me to no end.  My husband claims that it’s because I like to control things—in a way, he’s right! 
By day, I run around from appointment to appointment, wearing many hats including, mom, wife, part-time graphic designer, blogger, networker, social media stalker, student, business owner, and book boyfriend hunter.  (It’s actually a thing—complete with pink camo.  I lurk around the internet, “researching” pictures of hot guys who fit the profile of whatever book boyfriend I’m reading or writing about)
I guess you can blame my obsession with books on my lovely grandmother, who is quite possibly my favorite person on the planet.  At an early age, she took me to the half-priced bookstore each weekend and allowed me to choose a book.  Every single time, she caved when I begged for two.  Without her encouragement, I wouldn’t have been able to cope during some hard times without my beloved books. 
Currently, I am finishing up my college degree that has taken me forever to complete.  It’s just on the list of my many “bucket-list” goals that I subject myself to.
Most days, you can find me firmly planted in front of my computer.  It’s my life.  If the world ever loses power, I’d be one of the first to die—of boredom!  But I guess as long as I have books and a light, I might just survive. 
Looking forward, you can expect to see two more novels in the Breaking the Rules Series.  I’m nearly finished with the third.  Also, I have a standalone novel that will be released soon as well. 
This writing experience has been a blast, and I’ve met some really fabulous people along the way.  I hope my readers enjoy reading my stories as much as I do writing them.  I look forward to connecting with you all!





Thursday, March 27, 2014

WITH THIS HEART by R.S. Grey ♥ RELEASE BLITZ

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Title: With This Heart
Author: R.S. Grey
Release Date: March 27, 2014
Genre: New Adult Romance

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If someone had told me a year ago that I was about to fall in love, go on an epic road trip, ride a Triceratops, sing on a bar, and lose my virginity, I would have assumed they were on drugs. Well, that is, until I met Beckham. Beck was mostly to blame for my recklessness. Gorgeous, clever, undeniably charming Beck barreled into my life as if it were his mission to make sure I never took living for granted. He showed me that there were no boundaries, rules were for the spineless, and a kiss was supposed to happen when I least expected. Beck was the plot twist that took me by surprise. Two months before I met him, death was knocking at my door. I’d all but given up my last scrap of hope when suddenly, I was given a second chance at life. This time around, I wasn’t going to let it slip through my fingers. We set out on a road trip with nothing to lose and no guarantees of tomorrow. Our road trip was about young, reckless love. The kind of love that burns bright. The kind of love that no road-map could bring me back from. **Recommended for ages 17+ due to language and sexual situations.**  

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"I grabbed my first bag and opened my front door to find Beck standing a few feet outside. I took in his messy brown hair, white t-shirt, and dark jeans. Why did a white t-shirt look so good on him? Maybe because it was fitted enough to show off his toned body without being obnoxiously tight? I wasn’t quite sure.
He didn’t say anything at first. His hazel eyes scanned down my body, lingering a moment longer on my bare legs, and then he looked back up at me with a wide, perfectly straight smile.
“Is that all you’re bringing?” he asked, pointing at the smallest of my three bags.
“Hah! Yeah right, I have like ten times more stuff.”
He shook his head and narrowed his eyes on me playfully. “I like a girl with baggage, Abby Mae. Keeps things interesting.”
His comment was too much; it stripped away my normal sarcastic responses. I was left with nothing but the bag in my hand, so I tossed it at him. He had to think fast and catch it before it fell to the ground at his feet.
“Good. Help me load it up then,” I smirked, and then turned to collect the rest of my stuff.
“Don’t forget to go to the bathroom! We aren’t stopping until we’re out of hell!” he called behind me.
“You mean Dallas?” I asked over my shoulder.
“Exactly!”
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I was sitting in the passenger seat in Beck’s old, yellow VW Camper. It had been renovated recently, so the inside was all new leather, but it still had a lot of the classic details.
Our stuff fit easily in the back and he wasn’t kidding about there being space to sleep. We’d have to be really close, but there was definitely room. My face reddened at the thought.
I wedged the urn between my feet so that it wouldn’t tip over, and then buckled my seat belt. When I looked up, Beck was watching me with a bemused smile. My hand instinctively slid over my side braid and my face. I didn’t feel anything out of the ordinary.
“What?” I asked.
He shook his head, but his grin never faltered. “Nothing. Just trying to remember this moment.”
I furrowed my brows in wonder and tilted my head. The sun shone through the windshield of the Camper, highlighting the green details in his eyes. Beck wasn’t movie-star good-looking; he was boy-next-door good-looking— the kind of guy that might not know the full extent of his effect on the female population.
“Why?” I asked.
“Because our lives will never be the same.”
A small dimple formed on the corner of his mouth before he turned toward the steering wheel and pulled out of my apartment complex.
That dimple was the first thing I told myself to remember about the road trip.
Just as we turned onto the entrance for the highway, I peered over at Beck. “Just so you know, my faith in humanity is dangling by a few threads. If you murder me, I’ll pretty much lose all hope.”
I couldn’t keep the hint of a smile from my lips.
He nodded. “And if you murder me?”
I shrugged. “That would just be a good plot twist.”

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I am a lover of books, chocolate, reality TV, metaphors and similes, black labs, and cold weather.
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Cover Reveal ♥ LOVE, TUSSLES, and TAKEDOWNS by Violet Duke

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Title: Love, Tussles, and Takedowns (Cactus Creek #2)
Author: Violet Duke
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 30, 2014

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He’s a better fighter...
Hudson Reyes has been a fighter for as long as he can remember, with enough scars to last several lifetimes. After his combat injuries retire him from the life he wasn’t ready to give up yet, Hudson forces himself back on his feet, building a new post-military career as a fight scene and weapons specialist in the film industry, spending his carbon copy days doing what he knows best: surviving. Until he meets her. The one woman that makes him want to live again. The one woman with hidden wounds as deep as his…and a wicked roundhouse kick that almost knocks him out the day he finally learns her name.
…but she has all the weapons.
An antique arms authenticator by day and a self-defense instructor by night, Liana Lin has made a living turning the demons of her past into the passions that fuel—and fill—her life. So when the unjustly handsome man she’s been unable to get out of her head literally takes her to the mat with fighting styles unlike anything she’s ever seen, and pins her with nothing more than a molten hot stare that promises things she won’t even let herself imagine, Lia makes damn sure the barbed wire fence around her heart is closed up tight. Because if one man could find a way to disarm her carefully-built defenses, it’d be him.    

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New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Violet Duke is a former professor of English Education who is ecstatic to now be on the other side of the page writing wickedly fun contemporary romance novels. Her books have been Top 10 bestsellers on Amazon, B&N, and iTunes, and have been featured on USA Today, IndieReader, and GalleyCat as breakout hits. When she’s not arguing with her story characters or feeding her book-a-day reading addiction, Violet enjoys tackling reno projects with her power tools, trying pretty much anything without reading the directions first, and cooking ‘special edition’ dishes that laugh in the face of recipes. She lives in Hawai’I with her two cute kids and similarly adorable husband.  
 
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PLAY by Kylie Scott ♥ RELEASE BLITZ

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Title: Play (Stage Dive, #2)
Author: Kylie Scott
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 25, 2014

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Kylie Scott returns with the highly anticipated follow-up to international bestseller LICK.
 
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Mal Ericson, drummer for the world famous rock band Stage Dive, needs to clean up his image fast—at least for a little while. Having a good girl on his arm should do the job just fine. Mal doesn’t plan on this temporary fix becoming permanent, but he didn’t count on finding the one right girl.
Anne Rollins never thought she’d ever meet the rock god who plastered her teenage bedroom walls—especially not under these circumstances. Anne has money problems. Big ones. But being paid to play the pretend girlfriend to a wild life-of-the-party drummer couldn’t end well. No matter how hot he is. Or could it?  

Christina's Review:

BEST BOOK YET!!! I am so in LOVE with Mal Ericson, that I am pretty sure he has ruined me for all future fictional male characters! I pretty much laughed so hard I had tears for about half of this book!


Mal is the sexy playboy drummer for the smokin hot band Stage Dive. He is the life of the party and never seems to take life too serious. However, something is wrong in his life and nobody can figure out what it is. He keeps his emotions locked up under that humor of his. He meets Anne Rollins at a party and sees that she is different than most of the women he has met. Knowing that he needs to clean up his image fast for personal reasons, he charms her and 2 days later he is moving in with her. The events leading up to how this all plays out is HILARIOUS!!

Anne Rollins has been Mal's biggest fan since she was a teen and had his posters plastered all over her walls! She never thought she would get to meet alone let alone have him move in with her. They were both able to give the other something in their deal so what could it hurt in helping each other out? Little did either know their world's would be rocked and life would never be the same.

Kylie Scott nailed this book! There is so much humor and I was hooked, and yet she put so much passion, sorrow, and pain in it as well that is somehow balanced out perfectly. Anne was an amazing female character for Mal, and rather than being wishy washy and whiny, she is strong and exactly who a man like Mal needs. They both have pain in their lives, Anne's from her past and Mal in his present. Together they get through it and in the end they get their HEA. I seriously so not think their could be a funnier character than Mal, and I am so excited I got to read his story! I give this book and easy 5 stars, and I hope you all enjoy is as much as I did. I read it in one day because I could NOT put this one down!!

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Under the Orange Moon by Adrienne Frances - Release Tour

Adrienne Frances and Bandit Publishing are excited to share with you the RELEASE of “Under the Orange Moon” by Adrienne Frances. Make sure to check out the preview on itunes, add to your Goodreads, pick up your copy and enter the AMAZING GIVEAWAY below for a KINDLE PAPERWHITE, SIGNED PAPERBACKS, Amazon & iTunes GIFT CARDS! Also, don’t forget to join us at the Release Day and Blog Tour Event starting on March 20th – join by clicking the below link.

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Genre: New Adult/Contemporary/Romance

Dylan Mathews grew up in a house that was always filled with good-looking guys. However, with four protective older brothers they never stood a chance.
Except for one.
Dylan knew she loved Ben McKenna from the first time she laid eyes on him. When he started sneaking in her room, she thought he felt the same way.
But just as their passion ignited, he left for college and never came back.
Until now.
Returning home after 5 years, Ben realizes Dylan has always been the one for him.
Can he win back her heart and finally find love under the orange moon?


Christina's Review:

I absolutely LOVED this book! I was hesitant with the name I am not going to lie. Yes, I tend to be a book title snob, but I learned long ago never to judge a book by the cover and that includes the title.

The characters were funny and had great banter between them. There was heavy emotions throughout this story, and at times I laughed, had a few tears, and wanted to tear them apart for being so stupid. This book went deeper than some do, and I enjoyed the emotional roller coaster that Adrienne Frances took me on.

I can go into depth with the details and my feelings, but I feel like I would ruin it. With the synopsis posted, and my rating of 4 out of 5 stars, I think you should just go read it now and let me know what you think! I felt really connected to this story with the loss and pain that the characters experienced. I also felt grateful to have parents that loved me so much and were so involved in my life, that they did not ruin me emotionally and taught me how to love and what it is like to be loved. Man, such a great read and I am so happy I found this gem!

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Adrienne Frances spends her time as a writing consultant at a university near her home. In her spare time, she loves to be with her husband and two sons, who have made her exactly who she is today. Writing is a passion that she has appreciated for as long as she can remember. She believes that a wild imagination is a terrible thing to waste and should be captured and brought to life by all that are blessed to have one. This way of life is what led her to become a writer and later an author under Bandit Publishing. Her first celebrated novel, Under the Orange Moon, is set to release in March.

Website: http://www.adriennefrances.com/
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