Jan 23, 2015

Follow Friday {88} Where else do you post reviews?

Question this week from Parajunkee and Allison Can Read.
How does this work? You follow a blog, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!

Q: Do you post your reviews anywhere besides your blog? Where else do you post reviews?

I post on Goodreads and Amazon. Plus I post all my links to my facebook, twitter and Tsu accounts.



What about you any recommendations?

Jan 21, 2015

{Cover Reveal} All Played Out by Cora Carmack

Holy smokes are we excited to bring you the cover for Cora Carmack's ALL PLAYED OUT! ALL PLAYED OUT is a New Adult Contemporary Romance and is the 3rd book in the Rusk University Series, published by William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins. It is due to be released on May 12, 2015!! If you haven't had a chance to read this sexy, fun series yet, be sure to grab ALL LINED UP and ALL BROKE DOWN!

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About ALL PLAYED OUT:

First person in her family to go to college? CHECK.
Straight A’s? CHECK.
On track to graduate early? CHECK.
Social life? …..yeah, about that….

With just a few weeks until she graduates, Antonella DeLuca’s beginning to worry that maybe she hasn’t had the full college experience. (Okay... Scratch that. She knows she hasn't had the full college experience).

So Nell does what a smart, dedicated girl like herself does best. She makes a "to do" list of normal college activities.

Item #1? Hook up with a jock.

Rusk University wide receiver Mateo Torres practically wrote the playbook for normal college living. When he’s not on the field, he excels at partying, girls, and more partying. As long as he keeps things light and easy, it's impossible to get hurt... again. But something about the quiet, shy, sexy-as-hell Nell gets under his skin, and when he learns about her list, he makes it his mission to help her complete it.

Torres is the definition of confident (And sexy. And wild), and he opens up a side of Nell that she's never known. But as they begin to check off each crazy, exciting, normal item, Nell finds that her frivolous list leads to something more serious than she bargained for. And while Torres is used to taking risks on the field, he has to decide if he's willing to take the chance when it's more than just a game.

Together they will have to decide if what they have is just part of the experiment or a chance at something real.

And don’t miss the first two books in the Rusk University Series…

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ALL LINED UP, Book 1

ALL BROKE DOWN, Book 2


HeadshotAbout Cora Carmack:

Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She's done a multitude of things in her life-- boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.

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{Cover Reveal} COMMANDED by STACEY KENNEDY

COMMANDED by STACEY KENNEDY
“Claimed sucked me in! Stacey Kennedy weaves together the intense BDSM lifestyle with the soft touch of a sweeter, more traditional love story in a novel with an engaging heroine at its heart.”—J. Kenner
“Desired is sexy, sensual, and totally seductive. Stacey Kennedy sure knows how to make a girl swoon.”—Tracy Wolff

BLURB:

A dedicated cop, Sawyer Quinn blows off steam by immersing himself in his role as a Master at the hottest club in Las Vegas. But when Sawyer goes after the perp who brutally beat his sister, he teams up with Chloe Nash, a sexy private investigator who awakens a sweet new need: to keep her to himself, away from the dungeon of Club Sin. Chloe is beautiful, smart, and too innocent for the BDSM lifestyle. Sawyer’s never wanted a woman like this before. Is her love worth swearing off the one thing that keeps him sane?

There’s something different about Sawyer: a commanding strength that pulls Chloe into a vortex of heady desire. But when she learns about his double life as a Dom, she’s shocked—and afraid she could never complete him. Then he saves her life, and just like that, Chloe knows she will be able to give him anything he desires. She is his—wherever and however he wants to take her.
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STACEY KENNEDY is the USA Today bestselling author of the CLUB SIN series. Growing up, Stacey’s mind wandered the path less traveled and that path most often led to love. She has always broken rules and she continues to feed off emotion – staying true to her heart. Those traits are now the bones of her stories. She lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, who puts any of the heroes in her books to shame, and their two young children. If she’s not on mom duty or plugging away at a new story, you’ll find Stacey camping in the summer, hibernating in the winter and obsessing over Penny Dreadful, Game of Thrones and Outlander.

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Club Sin comes alive once again in this decadent new erotic romance from USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy, perfect for fans of Fifty Shades of Grey.

Jan 20, 2015

{TOP 5 REASONS} Playing for Keeps by R.L. Mathewson

 Is a feature where I pick a title and give you five reason why you should read this book. Hopefully it will be something to help with recommendations.

I'm always looking for a diamond in the rough, when it comes to authors I've been missing out on. R.L. Mathewson is one of those. I may not be a huge fan of the cover, it doesn't do the story justice and some people may pass on it. But I read the reviews and synopsis, I knew there was something special here.

If your in the mood for romance...and I mean smoking hot romance. But also so much humor and a crazy family, then you'll love this book and series.

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1: The Humor
I love humor with romance stories, for example the laugh out loud writing of Molly Harper. So if your looking for some hilarious and snarky fun moments, then this is totally what your looking for. Lets just say the mail protagonist Jason has one heck of an appetite...and I mean food too. So does his family...mostly the men...and well , they are banned from buffets and seriously dont gain a pound. Its on ongoing and fun side joke that I adored.

2: Romance...Holy Smokes!

The romance is unbelievable, Jason and Haley have such amazing chemistry. But their banter at the beginning is so much fun, I was laughing most of the time with the tension and craziness between the too. Most of all I loved how much Jason loved Haley's cooking...too the extreme.

3: Side Characters!

The secondary characters are mostly the families on both sides. Haley's family is unbearable but Jason family is to die for adorable. The men iN Jason family especially his brother and dad are freaking funny, they both act so crazy when it comes to food.. pretty much like children.

4: Plot

I love the idea that each book is about two neighbors who cant stand each other...mostly the male protagonist being the pain in the butt. The girl being an average woman, not some tall model either. Haley is a cute little brunette who is a teacher, but comes from a family full of snobs who constantly put her down. But she the better person in the family, who has the support of a snarky grandmother.

5: The Writing

I seriously never got bored once, nor did I want to skim through because of any slow spots. It was all faced paced, hook line and sinker addicting. Everything just was so right about this book, as I said the characters were freaking awesome, the romance is off the charts and the humor was the constant pull that kept me hooked every moment.

Jan 19, 2015

{Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway} of The Phoenix Candidate by Heidi Joy Tretheway


The Phoenix Candidate by Heidi Joy Tretheway
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

GENRE: Contemporary
THEME: Romance
RECEIVED: Tour

BLURB:

Fans of Scandal, House of Cards, and The Good Wife will love Grace Colton…

Congresswoman Grace Colton is the most famous woman in politics—and the loneliest—until a drawling, sexy stranger offers her one night, no strings and no regrets.

Grace wakes to an empty hotel room and a phone call: the dark horse for the 2016 presidential election, Senator Shep Conover, is considering her as his vice presidential running mate. But first, Grace must be vetted and coached by Shep’s political consultant, Jared Rankin, who already knows too many intimate details about her. He’s Mr. One-Night Stand.

Grace is torn: Play nice with Jared to join the senator’s ticket, or play hardball and back the slick frontrunner? Grace must decide where her loyalties lie and if she can trust Jared with her future—and her heart.

The Phoenix Candidate is an erotic romance set in the world of presidential election politics. Recommended for mature readers due to sharp dialogue, wickedly hot sex, and a few delicious taboos. This full-length novel is first in a series and can be read as a standalone.

REVIEW:

And to think I thought the TV show Scandal was hot and full of political drama, but Tretheway kicks it up ten notchs with smoking hot romance and political betrayal. I’ve only read a few political based novels, but after being introduced to the character Grace Colton, I’m definitely going to hunt for more tough political woman to read about.

The Phoenix Candidate follows Congresswoman Grace Colton aka code name Phoenix. Grace’s life is about to take an interesting turn when she is put on the short list as a potentially running mate for two sides. Grace is a true to her words woman, she has known great loss after her husband and child were taken from her and she sticks to her guns when it comes to her word and beliefs. But when she meets Senator Shep Conovers consultant Jared, she is shocked to see the face of her one night stand and a man she cant get out of her head.

Grace is a woman to admire; she is strong after the loss of her family and stays true to her voters and thoughts in politics. She also is lonely and when she meets Jared he doesn’t just sweep her off her feet he dominates and controls her in a way she’s always wanted. Grace is a little quirky and unsure of herself when it comes to Jared, he’s a bit of an unknown and surprise. I liked that she became more open and herself with Jared. With so much on her mind, being torn in two directions by two potential presidential candidates, I cant imagine how much my mind would be spinning. As a person she is down to earth and I was able to connect to her innocence and determination to stay true to herself.

Jared is an intense man at the beginning, I was a bit surprised in his controlled demeanor with Grace and wasn’t sure if he was to be trusted. I enjoyed watching his transformation once he meets Grace, her sweetness but also her no bull attitude, woke him up a bit. He deals with a load of political nonsense and works for a truly good candidate that he trusts. Grace is unexpected and he cant seems to keep himself away from her. Their moments are smoking hot and he knows how to push all of Graces’ buttons in all the right and wrong ways.

In the end I totally loved this new series, the romance was unbelievable, the characters have so much depth and emotion, and the political drama is so in your face real that it makes you think what really happens behind the scenes. This was my first by Tretheway and her fantastic hook line and sinker writing, definitely has me wanting to read more of her work. The betrayal and fake people that are introduced, I can tell are going to be a big problem for Grace in the future. She is going to have a lot challenges coming her way in the next book and I cant wait to see what happens next.


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Heidi Joy Tretheway Bio:

Heidi Joy is a sucker for campfires, craft cocktails, and steamy romance in books and real life. She sings along with musicals (badly), craves French carbs, and buys plane tickets the way some women buy shoes.

Her first career as a journalist took Heidi behind the scenes with politicians, rock stars, chefs, and detectives, all of whom inspire her stories. Heidi Joy is currently working on her eighth book from her home in Portland, Oregon. She adores hearing from readers at author.heidi@gmail.com.

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Jan 16, 2015

Follow Friday {86} Do you own any doubles of your books?

Question this week from Parajunkee and Allison Can Read.
How does this work? You follow a blog, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!


Q: Do you own any doubles of your books? What led to getting that second…or third or fourth…copy

Heck yes I do!! I have an ebook and two print, one signed First Edition of 
Kelley Armstrong's BITTEN.


What about you any recommendations?

Jan 15, 2015

{Promo Blitz} Deviation by Heather Hildenbrand

Until a month ago, eighteen-year-old Ven had never set foot outside the windowless warehouse where she was created. An Imitation of Raven Rogen, Ven spent her days confined in the lab, studying videos of her Authentic, all so she could step into Raven’s life at a moment’s notice.

Now, Ven lives in Raven’s penthouse apartment, kisses Raven’s boyfriend, and obeys every order from Raven’s dad, Titus Rogen—the very man who created her. But Ven has a secret plan. She doesn’t want Raven’s life. She wants her own.

In the action-packed sequel of Imitation, Ven wages a dangerous war against Titus. First she’ll free herself, then she’ll free every last Imitation. . . .
Haven't started the Imitation series yet?

 
Everyone is exactly like me. There is no one like me.
Ven wrestles with these contradicting truths every day. A clone of wealthy eighteen-year-old Raven Rogen, Ven knows everything about the girl she was created to serve: the clothes she wears, the boys she loves, the friends she loves to hate. Yet she’s never met the Authentic Raven face-to-face. Imitations like Ven only get to leave the lab when they’re needed—to replace a dead Authentic, donate an organ, or complete a specific mission. And Raven has never needed Ven . . . until now.

When there is an attack on Raven’s life, Ven is thrust into the real world, posing as Raven to draw out the people who tried to harm her. But as Ven dives deeper into Raven’s world, she begins to question everything she was ever told. She exists for Raven, but is she prepared to sacrifice herself for a girl she’s never met?

Fans of Cinder, The Selection and Sara Shepard’s Lying Game series will love Imitation, a thrilling, action-packed novel sure to keep readers guessing until the very last page.

About Heather Hildenbrand
Heather Hildenbrand was born and raised in a small town in northern Virginia where she was homeschooled through high school. (She's only slightly socially awkward as a result.) Since 2011, she's published more than eight YA & NA novels including the bestselling Dirty Blood series. She splits her time between coastal Virginia and the island of Guam and loves having a mobile career and outrageous lifestyle of living in two places. Her most frequent hobbies are riding motorcycles and avoiding killer slugs.
Heather is also a publishing and success coach bent on equipping and educating artists who call themselves authors. She loves teaching fellow writers how to create the same freedom-based lifestyle she enjoys. For more information visit www.phoenixauthorink.com and find out how to create your own OutRAGEous Life.

She is represented by Rebecca Friedman. You can find out more about Heather and her books at www.heatherhildenbrand.blogspot.com

Jan 14, 2015

{Bees Knees: TV Show Coming Soon} Inside Out Series by Lisa Renee Jones


What I think is the Bees Knees! Is a feature that shows book decorations, books blogs, great book articles, book designs, and more. I'll discuss why I like it, don't like it or just ramble away.

Okay so I may be a little late in the game when it comes to the hyped titles, but I'm so glad I discovered Lisa Renee Jones and her Inside Out series. I've devoured the first two books in the series and I know book 6 is the final, which comes out next month. (Lots of people are dying to see how it all ends!). But anyways, what's really exciting as that this series has also been picked up for the small screen! I'm loving all the books to movies/TV that's been happening.

But anyways if your a big fan, you probably already know that LRJ has posted a lot of information about the upcoming show.

Plus you can actually become a VIP insider with the producers of the show. Check out the site here: VIP INSIDER

So enough with my blabbing, but if you haven't tried this adult series, its a must read. The mystery is intense, the romance is freaking hotter than hell and the characters...so damaged but I adore each and every messed up person because no one is perfect.

Since they are still casting I'm sooo looking forward to seeing who they pick for my dominating bad boy Mark and the artistically damaged Chris.


Jan 12, 2015

{Review} of The Pact by Karina Halle

The Pact by Karina Halle
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
GENRE: New Adult Contemporary
THEME: Romance, Humor
RECEIVED: Bought

BLURB:

It all started with a pinky swear…

Linden McGregor is tall, rugged, and gunslinger handsome; a helicopter pilot with a Scottish brogue and charm to spare. He’s also one of Stephanie Robson’s best friends and has fit into that box for as long as she’s known him.

But some relationships can’t be boxed, can’t be classified, can’t be tamed.

Back in their mid-twenties and tired of the competitive hit-or-miss dating scene of San Francisco, Steph and Linden made a pact to marry each other if neither one of them are in a serious relationship by the time they hit thirty.

It sounds like fun and games but as the years to thirty tick past and lovers come and go out of their lives, the pact becomes larger than life.
Sex is inevitable. Friendships are tested. Hearts are on the line.

The pact is about to change everything.

REVIEW:

Karina Halle is seriously knocking her latest books out of the park, they keep getting better and better. The Pact is a fun read that focuses on the friendship of two people who made a pact. I loved the simplicity of the actual pact and the growth through the years for each character.

The Pact follows Stephanie Robson who has a dream to open up her own clothing store one day, while her BFF and major flirt Linden wants to be a helicopter pilot even if its against his fathers wishes. One night at their friend’s bar they make a pact that if by the age of 30 there are not in a serious relationship they’ll marry each other. Over the course of their years reaching 30 the two go through the ups and downs of relationships and their denial of what their hearts really want.

I really enjoyed watching their journey to discover what they already knew. It was interesting too see how Linden dealt with Stephanie being in a relationship and vise versa, because it was so obvious each was jealous of the other. Stephanie’s journey consisted of dealing with starting her own clothing store, her relationship with a guy who just didn’t care and dealing with her friend and ex lover James. Linden is a playboy or he makes it sound that way, he struggles with his family, hurting his friend James and a relationship that he knows is going nowhere.

Overall it was hard to understand why these two couldn’t just be together, they were so good together. It took them forever to finally cave and when they did it opened up old wounds. The major challenge was their friend James, they were a trio and it was actually really interesting that Steph and Linden became best friends even after Steph and James broke up. You would think there would be tension but it was only James’ harboring feeling for Steph in the aftermath.

The best part was seeing the progression of their lives, careers, and in the end the realization that they already had what they wanted. It may frustrate some readers, but when it comes to relationships we all make mistakes and nothing is easy when it comes to the heart.

In the end I adore Halles writing, she knows how create a dramatic and well-paced plot. My only issue was the fact that James was used as the content bump in the road, if he was a true friend he would understand. But it was also hard to see how strong each characters friendship was since the book introduced them after they all became friends. Nonetheless I loved the romance, tension and I mean TENSION! It was smoking hot, Linden is major hotness and Steph was such an awesome woman to be by his side no matter what.

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