Sunday, March 30, 2014

PROMO & GIVEAWAY: Squeeze Play by Nicolette Pierce

Nadia is faced with the hardest decision of her life and she’s hiding like a coward. Since the decision is choosing between the two men she loves, hiding seems like a reasonable option. That is until things start going terribly wrong. Caleb’s money has been stolen and the likely suspect is none other than his PR manager Jessica. And Greyson has embarked on a project that lures a killer.

While attempting to help both men, Nadia dates them simultaneously in order to figure out which man she loves more. It has nothing to do with the fact that they are both sinfully handsome. That’s a bonus. Unfortunately, things never go as smoothly as Nadia plans. Not only does she anger the men she loves, but the killer sets her as the target.

Nadia’s not the only one having relationship problems. Mya and David are at a standoff. Mya’s determined to stand her ground, even if it means sleeping on an air mattress far away from her beloved clothes. Mark wants more from content bachelor Frankie. Neither of them are willing to talk, and Mark’s ready to leave Las Vegas for good. Muffin finds she’s married to a man who actually stands up to her. And, Lord, they aren’t shy about letting everyone hear their arguments, nor their . . . other activities. Her husband has a reason for sticking around, and if Muffin isn’t careful, it could mean her downfall. And Remy, well, he’s gone and kissed someone, adding confusion to an already messy situation.

In the end, it all comes down to Nadia and the love of her life. She’ll choose the right man. Sadly, it might be too late.

Yesterday was the release day for Squeeze Play! Squeeze Play is the fourth and final book in the Nadia Wolf series. I have read the other three books and am eager to read this one as well. Nicolette Pierce has said that “all is revealed” in this latest installment so I am hoping that all my questions are answered and we finally find out who Nadia will end up with (the sexy casino owner or the equally sexy famous poker player). I have enjoyed watching Nadia deal with each guy in the first three books. If you like Janet Evanovich, you will enjoy this series (as well as Pierce's other series, Mars Cannon, and have reviewed two of those books - Deadly Dancing and Predator Patrol). Enter the Rafflecopter drawing for your chance to win one of two eBook copies of Squeeze Play! ~Amber

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Fire (Northwest Passage #4) by John A. Heldt

I have loved every one of John Heldts books, but The Fire has by far been my favorite. It had humor, romance, suspense, sadness, sacrifice, and love. I also love how it unexpectedly tied together all of the characters from the past books in the Northwest Passage series.

Kevin Johnson went on an adventure of a lifetime in the summer following his college graduation. He traveled 103 years into the past, made many good friends, and met the love of his life along the way.  His plan was to convince Sarah to come back to his time and marry him in present day. But, as you can imagine, time travel has a way of messing with the past as well as the present, and things don't always end up working out the way you hope.

I can not wait to dig into The Mirror, the last book in this series. I just hope Mr. Heldt continues writing. His books are not only entertaining, but also extremely well written. I almost think that he is secretly a time traveler himself and these are his stories simply because they seem so real! Do yourself a favor, and add this entire series to your TBR list! It has quickly become one of my favorites!

Review by Jillian

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

COVER REVEAL: Make it a Double (Last Call #2) by Sawyer Bennett

 Brody Markham has endured a nightmare, spending the last five years in prison and losing everything that was dear to him. Now he’s back home, trying to survive in a world he doesn’t recognize anymore. While his family and friends desperately try to reach through to him, he shelters himself further and further away from their love.

Alyssa Myers has worked her entire life to distance herself from the luxurious and privileged lifestyle in which she was raised. Running her non-profit agency, The Haven, she is content to spend her days helping abused animals find sanctuary, which fulfills her in a way that money just can’t buy.

Maybe it’s that she recognizes in Brody some of the same characteristics she sees in her homeless wards, but Alyssa is powerless to stop her personal quest to make Brody whole again.

While Brody struggles to surface from the darkness, Alyssa tries to protect her heart in case he’s not willing to accept the light that she offers him.

*MAKE IT A DOUBLE can be read as a stand-alone*
Releasing April 21, 2014
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About the Author

USA Today Best-Selling author, Sawyer Bennett, is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. She is married to a mobster (well, a market researcher) and they have two big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn’t have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Welcome to the Poughkeepsie Enhanced Collector’s Edition App Tour!

Immerse yourself in the world of Debra Anastasia’s Poughkeepsie.

Experience this bestselling novel for the first time…again as you break all the rules about books with Omnific Publishing and Debra Anastasia. In this enhanced version of the novel, you’ll enjoy insights from the author, music by Ron Pope and other artists to set the mood, and images and video that bring the scenes to life as you read. You’ll delve deeper into the world of Poughkeepsie through nearly 50,000 words of added scenes (more love, more drama, more romance!) and informative insights into how this marvelous story and its characters came to be. 

Self-contained in this app (no wifi needed after downloading):
•complete novel Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia
•author/director’s pop-up commentary
•music by Ron Pope, Rustic Overtones, Monoxide G, Violet Winter, Bo Heart, and Jeff Epstein and the City Line Singers
•more than 100 images to enhance the story
•videos of your favorite characters in action
•special animation
•sound effects
•interviews with the characters, author, and more
•interactive games
•trailers for the Poughkeepsie Brotherhood series
•how-to knitting instructions
•how-to instructions for making a paper rose
•recipe for the dinner Livia makes for Blake

Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia has been a cult hit bestseller since 2011. A homeless guy counting the smiles of a kind train commuter spiraled into a novel that was nominated by the Rockstars of Romance as one of the most romantic stories ever and won 2nd place!   It was a story that deserved getting a jumbo-sized enhancement. Extra scenes out the ying yang was, of course, a huge part of the fun. Getting to spend some of those previously undiscovered first moments with Blake and Livia or the moment he proposed was worth exploring. In Debra’s wildest dreams she imagined Poughkeepsie with its own soundtrack, anchored by her favorite musicians. When blockbuster talent Ron Pope signed on with fourteen songs and then Rustic Overtones agreed as well, she knew things were going to get crazy cool.

After almost two full years of development, the Enhanced Poughkeepsie is ready.  Debra lost count of the hours spent, as did the developer poured into this. It was beast, and more amazing than she could have ever imagined. This app became the most exceptional reading experience Debra could devise for her readers.

Check out what’s in store for you:

This app is available for all kinds of devices!

Enhanced Poughkeepsie for iPad
Enhanced Poughkeepsie for iPhone (link to come)
Enhanced Poughkeepsie for Android (link to come)
Enhanced Poughkeepsie for ePub (on your computer) (link to come)


I was first introduced to Debra Anastasia through her Seraphim series (if you haven’t read it, go read it!! After Poughkeepsie, of course). I heard of Poughkeepsie from other readers and had it in my to-be-read list forever. I was told it was kind of a serious book, and at the time I was looking for light, funny reads. However, when I finally took a chance on Poughkeepsie, I was fell in love. Blake is an awesome guy. Have you ever had someone count your smiles before?Someone who can remember each and every smile and recall his favorite ones? Blake counts Livia’s whenever she enters the train station… his home.  Blake’s homeless and has his own challenges from his past he must conquer. But what gets him through the day is her smile. Sigh. I love how Blake interacts with Livia. I love how Livia interacts with Blake. Their energy is so palatable. You feel for these characters and you root for them to have their HEA. But it’s definitely not easy for them. Lots of obstacles… well, you will have to read it. I also love Blake’s brothers: Cole and Beckett. Their past binds them and yet, they live three very different lives. But the love for each other is very evident. You don’t mess with one and not expect retaliation from the others. I can’t keep writing or else I will give something away. Just… just read it and experience the world of Poughkeepsie. You will not be disappointed.
Review by Amber


We were blessed to be able to sit down with Debra AND Blake and get them to answer a few questions for us!


Books and Motherhood: What inspired you to write Poughkeepsie?

Debra: I was excited about the possibility of showing people that real love could be a fairy tale. The grandest gestures are the tiny ones --like a smile!

Books and Motherhood: Blake is an awesome guy... does he take after anyone you know? 

Debra: Of all my characters, he is the most like my husband, who’s the nicest human on the planet aside from my two kids.

Books and Motherhood: Why did you choose to set Poughkeepsie in Poughkeepsie, NY?

Debra: It was actually a very technical reason. The Metro North train Livia takes each morning only goes so far on the tracks. Poughkeepsie is the last stop before you have to switch over to Amtrak to go North. So Poughkeepsie became her home station. It’s super gorgeous too.

Books and Motherhood: What was your inspiration for the Enhanced Collectors Edition?  How long did it take to launch from conception to release day?

Debra: It took about two years from the first phone call from my Publisher to looking at the app on my iPad. They offered me the opportunity to pretty much create my own dream template of extras and I took it from there. I wanted to incorporate the Internet experience of finding outtakes, songs, videos and images in the app for the reader during the story. I wanted to break every rule there was for reading a book.

Books and Motherhood: Do you still get star struck when you meet authors and if so, who was the most recent one?

Debra: I suck at getting star struck. I’m sort of like a cocker spaniel that thinks everyone is her friend. I think my entire follow list on Facebook is a little insane. So many talented, well know people on there. I should have some sense and go all fangirl, but I just crack jokes instead.


Books and Motherhood: What were the funniest and scariest things you observed during your time at the Poughkeepsie train station?  

Blake: The scariest thing for sure had to be Livia standing up to the jerks that wanted to start with me. And not because I was afraid for her, I’ll always keep her safe, but because we spoke. She was such a dream for me, to make a connection with her was very scary. I didn’t want to say anything that would make the smiles stop. The funniest had to be the day my brother Beckett came by to get me. He’s so loud and rude, but there was a heard of little kids waiting for their train. It was great watching him try to control himself and invent fake curses.

Books and Motherhood:  After all this time, do you still count Livie’s smiles?

Blake: Of course. If I stop counting then I might have stopped trying to make her happy. And that’s unacceptable.

Books and Motherhood: If you could make a piano arrangement for a song and perform it live for the artist, what song would it be and why? 

Blake: That’s a great question. I think it would be fun to work with Ron Pope. He could add guitar. There is already piano on that track, but the song reminds me of Livia so much, I’d have to go with that one. And Ron is very talented.

Books and Motherhood: What is your favorite memory of you and your brothers together?

Blake: Just the other day we had a few drinks together. It wasn’t anything special, except that it’s exactly what we all dreamed of as kids. Just a nice, quiet moment together as a family. No danger, just laughing. We don’t take a second for granted when we get that luxury.

Books and Motherhood: Tell us a story about Mouse.

Blake: Mouse! Wow. He was a favorite friend for sure. I think I loved walking in on him trying to teach Beckett to Knit. It was hilarious. Beck had lost a bet and that was his punishment. I’ve never seen something so peaceful be so violent and filled with curses. 

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BOOK TRAILER: FURY by Fisher Amalie

We are dying to share the trailer for Fisher Amelie's FURY! FURY is a Mature Young Adult/New Adult contemporary romance novel and is a part of Fisher Amelie’s Seven Deadly Series. Watch the trailer below, then make sure to add it to your TBR pile!!


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Blurb: This is Ethan Moonsong's book. Synopsis to be revealed at a later date. 
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Author Photo2Fisher Amelie Bio: Fisher Amelie is the author of The Leaving Series, Callum& Harper and Thomas & January. She began her writing career as a copywriter for an internet marketing company wherein one of their client's said, 'Hey! You're funny. You should write books'. Which in turn she said, 'Hey, get out of here! This is the lady's restroom.' While washing her hands and the embarrassment from her face, she thought they may have had a valid point. So, she took the thousands of hours of writing stories growing up, tucked them into her pocket and began writing and writing and writing.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Exciting news from KA Tucker - author of Ten Tiny Breaths!

Fans of K.A. Tucker's Ten Tiny Breaths, we have a SUPER exciting announcement: On September 1, 2014, Atria is releasing a PREQUEL NOVELLA to Ten Tiny Breaths that tells the story from Trent's point of view! It's called IN HER WAKE, and we cannot wait one more breath to read it!
  In Her Wake 
About IN HER WAKE: Cole Reynolds had it all. And then one night he makes a bad choice... and loses everything. When a drunken night out at a Michigan State college party results in the death of six people, Cole must come to terms with his part in the tragedy. Normally, he'd be able to lean on his best friends. The best friends that have been in his life since he could barely walk. Only, they're gone. Worse, there's the shattered body of a sixteen-year-old girl lying somewhere in a hospital bed, her entire life ripped from her because of a case of beer and a set of keys. Everyone assures him that they know it wasn't intentional and yet he can't ignore the weight of their gazes, the whispers behind his back. The all-consuming guilt he feels every time he thinks of that girl who won't so much as allow him near her hospital room to apologize. As the months go by and the shame and loneliness festers, Cole begins to lose his grip of what once was important-college, his girlfriend, his future. His life. It's not until Cole hits rock-bottom that he can begin to see another way out of his personal hell: forgiveness. And there's only one person who can give that to him... Are you as excited about this as we are?? And...this is going to be available at the great price of $.99!!
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And while you're at it, pre-order the gorgeous paperback of FOUR SECONDS TO LOSE, hitting bookstores on 4/1!

About FOUR SECONDS TO LOSE: Owning a strip club isn’t the fantasy most guys expect it to be. With long hours, a staff with enough issues to keep a psych ward in business, and the police regularly on his case, twenty-nine year old Cain is starting to second guess his unspoken mission to save the women he employs. And then blond, brown-eyed Charlie Rourke walks through his door, and things get really complicated. Cain abides by a strict “no sleeping with the staff” rule. But being around Charlie challenges Cain’s self-control…and it’s been a long time since any woman has done that. Twenty-two-year old Charlie Rourke needs a lot of money, really fast, in order to vanish before it’s too late. Taking her clothes off for men makes her stomach curl but Charlie tells herself that at least she’s putting her acting anddancing skills to good use. And though her fellow dancers seem eager to nab their sexy, sophisticated, and genuinely caring boss, she’s not interested. After all, Charlie Rourke doesn’t really exist—and the girl pretending to be her doesn’t need to complicate her life with romance. Unfortunately, Charlie soon discovers that developing feelings for Cain is inevitable, that those feelings may not be unrequited—but losing him when he finds out what she’s involved with will be more painful than any other sentence awaiting her.

Author Photo ABOUT K.A. TUCKER: Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She is a voracious reader and the farthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit. Kathleen currently resides in a quaint small town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Fan Girl by Brandace Morrow

What a book! This is a debut novel by Brandace Morrow and it rocks! You have a lead female who is not the typical character you would normally meet in books nowadays. Ali’s an overweight teenager who doesn’t really get a lot of attention from guys, family drama, but there’s little teen angst (some books lay it on thick… but not here). She finds a garage band that allows her to escape her reality on the weekends and she has remained loyal to them, as they have now become famous. One of the main attractions of this band – aside from their music – is the lead singer, Deklan (boom chicka bow wow), Ali’s first love, although he doesn’t notice. He is a rocker who is not only hot with tattoos, but is also extremely sweet and dedicated to his fans. The characters were really easy to relate to, which allowed me to take my own liberties with placing actual faces to them. I was a huge Incubus fan in high school and college (well, still am) and so Deklan quickly became Brandon Boyd (tats and all… well, with a little more meat added to him). Which was pretty awesome in my head.

*Note to the author: I’m sorry, Brandace! My brain took over and wouldn’t let me have it any other way, especially when you described other members of the band… similar to Incubus, just different instruments*

Okay, back to the review. Ali’s all grown up now, sporting tattoos and piercings, and has worked hard to overcome life’s challenges. I’d totally hang out with this chick. Ali grabbed life by the horns and made something of herself. Loyal to her favorite band after all these years, Ali still goes to their concerts whenever they tour. This book felt like a modern day fairy tale for the most part. However, many situations in this  story seemed a little too ideal, with only minor bumps in the road (well, until you get to the end… it was a nail biter!), and would have liked to have seen a little bit more action/drama in the middle of the book. But with that said, I couldn't put it down and finished it in almost one sitting (seriously, I got nothing done that day). I loved this book. This is a great first novel and I invite everyone to read this incredible story about not giving up and making dreams come true.
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Monday, March 10, 2014


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ABOUT EPIC LOVE Box Set: Eight novels of hot, sweet, sexy, and true love in one limited edition boxed set, brought to you by eight of today’s hottest bestselling contemporary romance authors.

Off Chance by USA Today Bestselling Author Sawyer Bennett
He is seeking absolution. Flynn Caldwell has spent his entire firefighting career trying to atone for that one person he failed to save. She is seeking escape. Rowan Page is determined to overcome the hard years she spent living on the streets of New York. Together, they have the chance to become complete…when what starts as a tiny spark between them flares into a fire so hot, it refuses to be extinguished.  

Trophy Husband by NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author Lauren Blakely Sometimes you can't help falling in love, even when you try to do the opposite... McKenna embarks on a quest for a trophy husband after her ex has ditched her, but along the way she meets someone who rocks her world, so she'll have to choose between protecting her heart from hurt, or letting go of her fears of a new beginning.

Finding the Right Girl by NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author Violet Duke Tessa Daniels has no idea why she told her friend’s brother that she was a fling expert. She's never been flung before and she sure as heck doesn't know where or how to begin flinging a guy like Brian Sullivan. The man has as many demons and skeletons in the closet as she does; and worse, he’s got her thinking of the one thing she stopped letting herself hope for years ago. A happily-ever-after.  

Indulgent Pleasures by USA Today Bestselling Author Karen Erickson Stephanie Shaw is having a sizzling hot affair with former pro baseball player Justin Hawkins--and writing all about it for the magazine she works at. When media shy Justin finally finds out, he's angry. Hurt. Can their relationship survive Stephanie's betrayal?  

Keeping You by iBooks and International Bestselling Author Jessie Evans Aria March and Nash Geary haven't spoken a civil word to each other since the summer their teen fling ended. Badly. Twelve years later, Aria is fighting for custody of her little girl, and it wouldn't hurt her case to be in a committed relationship. Fresh from a nasty breakup, Nash will do anything to one-up his ex, even agree to a marriage of inconvenience to Aria.

With Every Heartbeat by USA Today Bestselling Author Melody Grace Passion. Ambition. Desire. Which would you choose? I thought I knew what I wanted in life. My destiny was set. Then I met him, and everything changed. Raphael is bold and passionate. He sees something in me I never dreamed possible, and now he's determined to show me a world without limits. I want to trust him, but I'm scared. Once I fall, there'll be no going back.  

Unravel Me by NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author Kendall Ryan Psychology student Ashlyn Drake’s neat, orderly life takes a turn for the crazy when she finds the perfect subject for her amnesia thesis – a young man without any memory of his previous life, including the murder he’s accused of committing. Against all common sense, Ashlyn’s drawn to him like a moth to a flame and becomes determined to help him unravel his past.  

Text Appeal by NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author Lexi Ryan When hotel heiress Riley Carter discovers the naughty messages on her new cell haven’t been coming from “Mr. Right” but from Charlie 'The Devil' Singleton, she falls into a hot affair with the last man she expected. But consorting with the notorious bad boy puts her hard-won reputation on the line, and Riley must decide if the poker player is more to her than a little Text Appeal.

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About the authors

Sawyer Bennett Author PicUSA Today Bestselling Author Sawyer Bennett is the pen name for a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. She is married to a mobster (well, a market researcher) and they have three big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn’t have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.  

Lauren Blakely Author PicNYT and USA Today Bestselling Author Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. Her novels include Caught Up InUs, Pretending He’s Mine, Playing With Her Heart, and Trophy Husband. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.

Violet Duke Author PicNYT and 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. When she's not arguing with her story characters or feeding her book-a-day reading addiction, she enjoys tackling reno projects with her power tools while trying pretty much anything without reading the directions first and cooking 'special edition' dishes that laugh in the face of recipes. Violet lives in Hawai'i with her two cute kids and similarly adorable husband.

Karen Erickson Author PicUSA Today Bestselling Author Karen Erickson lives in central California with her husband, three kids, one dog and too many cats. Being a romance writer and bringing her characters to life is her greatest dream come true.She also writes new adult romance as NYT & USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy.

Jessie Evans Author PiciBooks and International Bestselling Author Jessie Evans gave up a career as an international woman of mystery to write the sassy, Southern romances she always wanted to read. She's married to the man of her dreams, and together they're raising a few adorable, mischievous children in a tree house in the boonies. She grew up in rural Arkansas, spending summers running wild, being chewed by chiggers, and now appreciates her home in a chigger-free part of the world even more. When she's not writing, Jessie enjoys playing her dulcimer (badly), sewing the worlds ugliest quilts to give to her friends, going for bike rides with her house full of boys, and wandering the woods, glass of wine and camera both in hand, on the lookout for Bigfoot. A southern girl, born and bred, Jessie loves writing Southern romances with just the right amount of sizzle, and hopes you'll enjoy her stories set in the fictional town of Summerville, Georgia. Especially the "Always a Bridesmaid" series!

Melody Grace Author PicUSA Today Bestselling Author Melody Grace is the USA Today bestselling author of UNBROKEN and UNTOUCHED. A small-town girl turned SoCal beach-lover, she spent years with her nose in a book before deciding it was time to write them for herself. She loves bad boys, good books, and pistachio-flavored ice-cream.    

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NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance novels. She's a sassy, yet polite Midwestern girl with a deep love of books, and a slight addiction to lip gloss! She lives in Minneapolis with an adorable husband, two naughty puppies, and a brand new son. She enjoys hiking, being active, reading, and anything girly.

Lexi RyanAuthor PicNYT and USA Today Bestselling Author Lexi Ryan was once a college English professor, and now writes full time. She lives in rural Indiana, where, when she’s not writing, she gets to hang out with her husband and two kids--a six-year-old boy and a two-year-old hellion, er, girl. Not surprisingly, reading and writing remain her favorite activities, though both come in bits and pieces these days, not the big hunks of time she enjoyed before she had children. When she’s feeling virtuous, she likes to go running (She uses that word liberally. She’s really, really slow) or do yoga. Don't worry, she’s always careful to balance out such activities with a hearty serving of ice cream or a chocolate martini.

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Saturday, March 8, 2014

BLOG TOUR & GIVEAWAY: Control You by Jennifer Snyder

Kind hearted and naive, Paige Jacobs wants what every girl craves…to be loved. She uses this need to make excuses when her current boyfriend goes from being a tad jealous and slightly overprotective to stalker-ish. She isn’t that girl and Craig isn’t one of those guys. Things are fine. Perfectly fine. Until the moment a dark-haired, tattooed hottie with a snarky mouth walks into her life and tells her she deserves better.

Confident and boldly spoken, Cameron Green has always been the guy bad girls can’t get enough of and all the good girls want to tame. He’s lived a lavish lifestyle filled with drugs, women, and alcohol up until his destructive path finally caught up with him. Now Cameron isn’t sure what to do with himself or how to dampen the longing for something more festering inside of him since coming out of his drug-induced haze. But when he meets a doe-eyed girl who gets past his walls like no other, everything about him clicks into place.

Together the two learn there are emotions that hold within them all the power to control you…

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I narrowed my eyes at him and smiled. “Show-off. I thought you were supposed to show me how to use my core.”
“I am. Grab your ball.” He leaned against the computer and smirked at me.
Rubbing my hands down my pant legs, I retrieved my ball and started to the lane. Cameron followed behind me, causing an uncomfortable dry sensation to build in the back of my throat. I tucked my elbows in at my sides, placed my feet together, and held my ball with both hands.
“The trick is in the arm flow. You can’t hesitate in your motion. Some people do so without realizing, because they are worried they might smack the ball into the back of their knee.” One of his hands gripped my left hip while the other touched my elbow. I licked at my bottom lip, fighting the moan that had built at the base of my throat from his nearness. “Then you need to focus on your step. When you lunge forward, you also need to bend your knees. Follow this motion.” He moved my arm back and pressed on my hip so that I would dip at the right time.
“Like that?” My voice was soft as my nerve endings continued to short out and tingle.
“Exactly.” His warm breath grazed against my ear, and I prayed he’d press his lips there for a moment, maybe even take a little nibble. “Now you try it alone.”
I felt it the second he stepped away from me, taking all of his warmth and sexy guy-smell with him. Doing as Cameron had instructed, I launched the ball down the center of the lane and managed to wipe out nearly half of the pins.
“Not a strike, but still pretty good if I do say so myself.” I smiled and turned back around to wait for my ball.
“Oh yes.” His voice was low when he spoke, as though we were talking about two separate things.
My cheeks warmed, and I watched the machine as it spit out my ball. Hurrying, I lined up my body like the previous time and watched as the ball spiraled down the lane, taking down three more pins.
“You’re a really good teacher,” I said as I walked back toward my seat, grinning from ear to ear.
An impish grin twisted his lips as he walked past me, brushing his body against mine, to retrieve his ball. “Just imagine all theother things I could teach you.”

About the author

 Jennifer Snyder lives in North Carolina were she spends most of her time writing New Adult and Young Adult Fiction, reading, and struggling to stay on top of housework. She is a tea lover with an obsession for Post-it notes and smooth writing pens. Jennifer lives with her husband and two children, who endure listening to songs that spur inspiration on repeat and tolerate her love for all paranormal, teenage-targeted TV shows.


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Thursday, March 6, 2014

I found my heart in West Virginia by Chelsea Falin and Cory Hammond

The story line of “I Found My Heart in West Virginia ” was very good, and it could have been a GREAT book. However, it fell a little flat for me in a number of ways.

I think my main issue with this book was the writing style. It was a book set in the American South, and I would have been fine with that, however, the author went a bit too far trying to write with a Southern drawl. It was distracting for me and felt a little forced at times. The dialogue between the characters didn’t flow well and I couldn’t tell if it was because of the accent, or something else.

My second issue with this book was that everything was so ‘nice’. Almost too nice…without any drama. Not that every book needs to have death, heartache or be a thriller, but I felt like it was all just very even and didn’t invoke ANY emotion from me. There were too many details in places that weren’t necessary and not enough in places that would have helped the story line a bit. There were two key points in this story that could have helped create the emotional connection I needed. One was a car crash that could have been built up so much more and another was the birth of a premature baby. However, both scenes tied up nice and neatly with little to no drama or emotion at all. They lacked the story arc that I’ve come to expect when I’m reading.

I really wanted to like this book, but I almost didn't finish it. I kept reading in hopes that I would feel that connection to the characters that I always feel with a good story. Unfortunately that didn’t happen this time.

Review by Jillian

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Can't Go Without (Oasis Waterfal #2) by Angelisa Stone

After reading Can't Go Home (Book 1 in the Oasis Waterfall Series) I never in a million years thought I could or would ever like Tristan.  There have been characters in the past who I didn't like that were redeemed to me, but none of them started off in my head as horribly as Tristan had.  I'm happy to say, he well and truly surprised me.  Apparently all Tristan needed was some time to grow up.

There wasn't much I didn't love about Leah (except for the horrendous lie she told, obviously).  She struck me as a truly down to earth girl who is desperately trying to get everything she wanted out of life.  She is sweet and spunky, and just a little bit lost.

I love seeing everyone from Can't Go Home pop back up and meeting new characters.  It was awesome seeing how everyone's lives moved on and evolved all while Tristan and Leah figured their stuff out.  For me that gave this book sense of  "real life" that can sometimes be lacking in a series like this.

I know I'll be looking for Book 3 in the Oasis Waterfall series!
Review by Danielle

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

BLOG TOUR AND GIVEAWAY: Can't Go Withouth (Oasis Waterfall #2) by Angelisa Stone

“What’s the one thing you can’t go without?”

Tristan O'Donnell has money, women, and all the luxuries that cold hard cash can buy. Tristan's been sucking sunshine right from the monogrammed silver spoon his life was served up on since the day he was born. And quite frankly, he wouldn't want it any other way. He's his mother's pride and joy, his father's right-hand-man, and the envy of every guy around. All Tristan has to do is flash his million dollar smile, give his trademark wink, and he gets what he wants, when he wants, anytime he wants.

Leah Franchetti grinds her fingers to the bone; sculpting, painting, recreating treasures from trash—the very sentiment that defines her life. Her inventive, vindictive, lucrative, and seemingly unforgivable plan allowed her to shortcut her way into the life she always imagined, owning an art gallery, surrounding herself in the comfort of her passion and dreams.

When circumstances force Leah and Tristan to come face-to-face with the past and with Leah’s devious manipulation, truths come flooding forth, destroying those in the present and possibly jeopardizing both of their highly anticipated futures.

Can Tristan overcome Leah’s slander and deception—despite how dangerously close he comes to losing the one thing he can’t go without—money? Will Leah be forced to come clean, knowing she’ll have to live her life with the one thing she can’t go without—her dignity?

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After reading Can't Go Home (Book 1 in the Oasis Waterfall Series) I never in a million years thought I could or would ever like Tristan.  There have been characters in the past who I didn't like that were redeemed to me, but none of them started off in my head as horribly as Tristan had.  I'm happy to say, he well and truly surprised me.  Apparently all Tristan needed was some time to grow up.

There wasn't much I didn't love about Leah (except for the horrendous lie she told, obviously).  She struck me as a truly down to earth girl who is desperately trying to get everything she wanted out of life.  She is sweet and spunky, and just a little bit lost.

I love seeing everyone from Can't Go Home pop back up and meeting new characters.  It was awesome seeing how everyone's lives moved on and evolved all while Tristan and Leah figured their stuff out.  For me that gave this book sense of  "real life" that can sometimes be lacking in a series like this.

I know I'll be looking for Book 3 in the Oasis Waterfall series!
Review by Danielle

About the author

Who is Angelisa Stone?

Angelisa Stone is a typical Midwestern wife and mom, frazzled by parenting and housework, and overwhelmed with sports schedules, doctor appointments, and three-dimensional creative projects due “tomorrow morning.” Stone dreams of white sandy beaches, clear-blue waters, and Midori coladas in hand, but realizes that her loving husband and four not-so-perfect children are her real dreams-come-true. Writing and reading are her passions, and she hopes (and prays with her fingers tightly crossed) that readers will find enjoyment and escape through her words and characters. Stone's first novel, Can't Go Home, is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble now.

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