Mar 27, 2015

{Review + Guest Post} of Legally Undead by Margo Bond Collins

Legally Undead by Margo Bond Collins
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

GENRE: Urban Fantasy
THEME: Vampires, Humor, Paranormal
RECEIVED: Author

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A reluctant vampire hunter, stalking New York City as only a scorned bride can.

Elle Dupree has her life all figured out: first a wedding, then her Ph.D., then swank faculty parties where she’ll serve wine and cheese and introduce people to her husband the lawyer.

But those plans disintegrate when she walks in on a vampire sucking the blood from her fiancé, Greg. Horrified, she screams and runs—not away from the vampire, but toward it, brandishing a wooden letter opener.

As she slams the improvised stake into the vampire’s heart, a team of black-clad men bursts into the apartment. Turning to face them, Elle realizes Greg’s body is gone—and her perfect life falls apart.

REVIEW:

This was a fun and one of a kind Urban Fantasy on vampires, I love that this isnt the romantic sexy vampire story. No this is about an average girl who learns the ins and outs of kicking butt and killing some seriously bad and creepy vampires.

Legally Undead follows Elle Dupree who has just walked in on her fiancé being drained by a vampire… yep that’s what she sees. And unlike like any other person who might freak out when witnessing this, Elle does the opposite. She runs straight at the vampire in full rage. Once she “kills” it, she is surrounded by a group of men who hunt vampires. Elle is soon drawn into the world of vampires, learning how to kill, hunt and live among the dead. But she’s on a mission to find out why her now vampire ex-fiancé is after her and how to stop a nest full of vampires from expanding.

Elle is a quirky woman who learns about the existence of vampires in a not so fun way, but she also learns she very good at killing them. She’s really smart and has a ton of attitude even when she’s face to face with some major baddies. What I liked the most is that she isnt anything special, she’s not the “chosen one” she’s just an average Jane wanting to kill some vamps after ruining her normal life. I really enjoyed that she becomes one of the guys, joining the kick butt group of men lead by Nick. He teaches her about the vamp world and how to defend herself, even though her rage moments totally need no help. Elle also meets and gets help from Malcolm (a human), who gets caught up in the mix and she has to get all buffy mode to rescue him.

Overall I loved the fact that the vampires are deadly and not at all romantic, they are truly bad. My only issue was the romance, I love my romance and always need my romance, but it was so forced that is actually bothered me. Plus I’m a fan of Nick and would of rather have Elle with the kick but vampire hunter. The pace was great its full of action, so its consistent and always kept my attention. There is some humor too, the snarky attitude that Elle give her ex Greg is so funny, she despises him and make sure that in the end he fear her. She’s so awesome! Lastly the end! Oh boy! I loved the twist and wasn’t expecting it but I think I like where this is heading. It’s not a cliffhanger per say but an exciting continuation to seeing Elle get more involved in the vampire world.


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Character Profile from Legally Undead, by Margo Bond Collins

Greg Parham Age: 25
Physical description from the book: Greg’s eyes were open, but not seeing anything. There was blood everywhere--on the front of the man’s suit, smeared across his face, trickling down Greg’s side, dripping onto the carpet below the spot where Greg’s feet barely brushed back and forth as he swung from the man’s grip.

Quote that fits his personality: “Did you think I wouldn’t recognize you? You might look different, but you smell exactly the same.”

Best quality: He’s committed to his career as an attorney.
Worst quality: He thinks that the best way to get ahead in his career is to become a bloodsucking fiend of a vampire.
Legally Undead
A reluctant vampire hunter, stalking New York City as only a scorned bride can.
Elle Dupree has her life all figured out: first a wedding, then her Ph.D., then swank faculty parties where she’ll serve wine and cheese and introduce people to her husband the lawyer.
But those plans disintegrate when she walks in on a vampire draining the blood from her fiancé Greg. Horrified, she screams and runs--not away from the vampire, but toward it, brandishing a wooden letter opener.
As she slams the improvised stake into the vampire’s heart, a team of black-clad men bursts into the apartment. Turning around to face them, Elle discovers that Greg’s body is gone—and her perfect life falls apart.



About the Author
Margo Bond Collins is the author of a number of novels, including Waking Up Dead, Fairy, Texas, and Legally Undead (forthcoming May 27, 2014). She lives in Texas with her husband, their daughter, and several spoiled pets. She teaches college-level English courses online, though writing fiction is her first love. She enjoys reading urban fantasy and paranormal fiction of any genre and spends most of her free time daydreaming about vampires, ghosts, zombies, werewolves, and other monsters.

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Mar 26, 2015

{Review} of Manwhore by Katy Evans

Manwhore by Katy Evans
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

GENRE: Contemporary
THEME: Romance, Erotica, Writing
RECEIVED: Publisher

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Is it possible to expose Chicago’s hottest player—without getting played?

This is the story I've been waiting for all my life, and its name is Malcolm Kyle Preston Logan Saint. Don’t be fooled by that last name though. There’s nothing holy about the man except the hell his parties raise. The hottest entrepreneur Chicago has ever known, he’s a man’s man with too much money to spend and too many women vying for his attention.

Mysterious. Privileged. Legendary. His entire life he’s been surrounded by the press as they dig for tidbits to see if his fairytale life is for real or all mirrors and social media lies. Since he hit the scene, his secrets have been his and his alone to keep. And that’s where I come in.

Assigned to investigate Saint and reveal his elusive personality, I’m determined to make him the story that will change my career.

But I never imagined he would change my life. Bit by bit, I start to wonder if I'm the one discovering him...or if he's uncovering me.

What happens when the man they call Saint, makes you want to sin?

REVIEW:

What can I say… but this story wrecked me… but in a good way. I remember the first time I watched the movie Never Been Kissed, I was so worried about the main character being discovered and the ending when she confessed all but crushed me because I felt so much for her. Just like that movie Evans created Rachel who reminded me so much of the Never Been Kissed character and I knew that this girl was putting herself in a sticky situation with the playboy heartthrob. Evans I applaud you once again for hitting all my emotions and totally making me root for the underdog.

Manwhore follows Rachel Livingston a young writer for a small magazine called Edge. Sadly she knows her magazine company is not fairing so well against the world of bloggers and social media, so they need a story and a good one. Rachel is tasked with digging deep in the life of playboy millionaire Malcolm Saint. Shel cant wait for her big chance to show her boss that she can write an awesome story. But when Rachel discovers Saint isn’t exactly what she’s read about, she is stuck between being faithful to her career or listening to her heart.

Rachel is a sweet and very dedicated writer; she has always loved it and wants the best career in writing. She has the support of her loving but ill mother and her two besties Wynn and Gina. They always have her back in her career but are a bit concerned about how deep she gets in with Saint. I liked Rachel because she was “real” she told Saint from the beginning that she didn’t want him like he wanted her, but he’s a determined guy. I knew when Saint started opening up to her and not acting as much like a “manwhore” as he’s been painted out to be that Rachel was in serious trouble. Was she going to fall for the guy and risk her career, or was she going to out the so-called playboy? But I also know what is feels like when you are torn between love and a career, what do you choose and if someone can get hurt is it worth it to come out with the truth?

Malcolm Saint is no actual saint, he is an alpha male with a ton of power and money. Since he was young he’s been in the spotlight and has even established himself outside of his fathers company. He meets Rachel who is determined to interview him about his new social media site that is becoming a huge success. I enjoyed seeing a man like Saint be confused and intrigued by a women who really wanted nothing to do with him at the beginning. Yes, it was like a challenge for him but Rachel opened up something in him that showed he wasn’t a manwhore. However he does have some bad influences like his friends Tahoe and Callan who are constantly partying. I’m curious to see how he handles everything after the fact of what happens in the end.

Overall I loved the intimate tone of this whole story, the desirable man meeting a desirable woman but cant quite grasp her. The romance was hot and heavy, but it started out slow and kept building and building until, like Rachel, it had to give in to Saint eventually. My only sadness was that this is no standalone, even though I’m glad their story isnt over the end had me gasping and squeezing the life out of my book. I have so many questions, concerns and I’m rooting so much for my girl Rachel. I need my HEA and I hope I get it but I know there is going to be one heck of a journey in the next book.


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Mar 25, 2015

{Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway} of The Frenchman by Lesley Young


The Frenchman by Lesley Young
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Series: Crime Royalty Romance Book #1
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GENRE: Contemporary
THEME: Romance, Crime,Sports
RECEIVED: Tour

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Fleur Smithers rarely veers off the straight and (excruciatingly) narrow. So moving to the seaport town of Toulon to live with her newfound biological mother—an inspector with the French National Police—for one year is a pretty major detour.

Son of France’s crime royalty family and international rugby star, Louis Messette, is devoted to his sport, famille and nothing else. But the saucy American he meets one night changes everything. She sparks a desire in him like no other. Possession takes root. She will do as he commands.

Bit by bit Fleur slips into the Frenchman’s realm of wanton pleasure agreeing to his one condition: that she keep their affair secret. She serves up her heart without reservation in the hub of the glittering Côte d’Azur, and the along the soulful Seine in Paris, unaware of the danger she is in. For her new lover’s “family business” will pit her against her mother, the police woman sworn to bring down the Messettes. And by then, far more than Fleur’s heart will be on the line.

REVIEW:

Rugby Hottie…check, sweet innocent heroine…check, crime family…check, momma cop and criminal daddy…check check! Bah! I’m such a hot mess after this book and it’s a good mess, I love the combo of crime and romance, especially with two totally opposite protagonist who fall head over heels for each other. Bravo Lesley Young, you totally one me over with this one, hands down!

The Frenchman follows sweet Fleur Smithers who has decided to take a year a get to know her biological mother in France. She is excited to know more about her unknown family as well as her kick butt mom who is a French inspector. While getting comfortable with her temporary home she meets and is baffled by the alpha male rugby star Louis Messette. Their first meeting doesn’t end well, but Louis sees that Fleur is someone he wants and must have. The bad thing is Louis’ family is known for their criminal background and Fleurs mother is doing everything she can to take down as many criminals as she can, including Louis’ family.

Fleur is a brave girl, leaving her Texas home to try and fit in and live in France. I’m not sure how some people can do it, but it would be such a culture shock to me, especially with the language and some people aren’t too kind when it comes to language barriers. But Fleur is determined to learn, live and love in France, as well as continue with her passion for food and blogging. She’s an easy character to adore, anyone would root for her to find happiness in connecting with her mother who in the end didn’t want to let her go. But the best tidbits are with Louis, their tension, and passion with so much angst is intense in every scene their together. My only issue is the “virgin” storyline is always used and I kind of wished it wasn’t in this book. However Young did a great job making it impactful but not dragging it on and having it be the big focus. The focus was on the romance, the mother daughter relationship and the criminal world that existed.

Louis was a force to be reckoned with, he was all alpha and all-powerful. He knew he had something special when he met Fleur and he went all in a charging to claim her. He was a bit of a mystery and made some big bad man mistakes but he just didn’t know how to handle what he was feeling with Fleur. He also has to deal with the fact his brothers don’t have the best reputation. But his love for rugby and his protectiveness of Fleur make him a good hearted man in the end.

Overall I could eat this book up, I love it so much, despite the virgin overuse in the romance world, I loved the characters, the connection of good and bad in law enforcement, and the family aspect all pulled into one. The pace was in full force from beginning to end, I never put the book down and when it was done I wanted to start all over again. I’m so excited for the second book and see what criminal royalty were going to get into next!


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Lesley Young is an award-winning Canadian journalist by day, and obsessive novelist by night. Her debut novel, Sky’s End (Soulmate Publishing, 2013) hit #9 on Amazon’s sci-fi romance paid best-seller list in its first three months of release.

Not too long after that, she started dreaming up quirky heroines who lose their hearts to extremely powerful, flawed heroes, only to find out what love really is while on a dangerous adventure abroad. She called it the Crime Royalty Romance series, and landed herself a pretty big agent at Spencerhill Associates. Never one to take the obvious path, Lesley ultimately decided to self-publish. She’s never sure who or what will pop up in her imagination next. The Irishman? The Spaniard? The Hawaiian? Anything’s possible, and she loves suggestions (or recommendations of really hot, er, talented, actors to work as a muses).

Stay in touch with her and feel free to forward on decent options at Facebook.com/LesleyYoungBooks and @LesleyYoungBks (note: Charlie Hunnam’s already taken the lead role of The American—#3 Crime Royalty Romance...coming soon!).

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Tour Schedule

Monday, March 9th - BOOKS REVIEWS ETC & Lite-rate-ture
Tuesday, March 10th - Living In Our Own Story
Wednesday, March 11th - Book Swoon
Thursday, March 12th - Pretty Sassy Cool
Friday, March 13th - Curling Up With A Good Book

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Monday, March 16th - Total Book Geek & Obsessed by Books
Tuesday, March 17th - Mythical Books
Wednesday, March 18th - My Favorite Things & Books and Things
Thursday, March 19th - Margay Leah Justice
Friday, March 20th - A Lick Of Romance

Monday, March 23rd - The Golden Mantle & Bewitched Bookworms
Tuesday, March 24th - Books Glorious Books
Wednesday, March 25th - Seeing Night Reviews
Thursday, March 26th - The Mama Games
Friday, March 27th - Sultry, Steamy Reading

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Mar 24, 2015

{Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway} of Part Time Cowboy by Maisey Yates


Part Time Cowboy by Maisey Yates
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

GENRE: Contemporary
THEME: Romance, Country, Chick Lit
RECEIVED: Tour
Published by: Harlequin
Publication date: March 31st 2015

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A one-time bad girl comes home to small-town Oregon in the first in a sexy, heartfelt new series from USA TODAY bestselling author Maisey Yates…

Sadie Miller isn’t expecting any welcome-home parades on her return to Copper Ridge. Least of all from part-time rancher, full-time lawman Eli Garrett. The straight-laced, impossibly hot deputy sheriff glares at her like she’s the same teenage hoodlum who fled town ten years ago. But running from her demons has brought Sadie full circle, ready to make a commitment at last. Not to a man, but to a B and B. On Garrett land. Okay, so her plan has a tiny flaw…

Eli works too hard to let a blonde ball of trouble mess up his town. But keeping an eye on Sadie makes it tough to keep his hands off her. And if she’s so wrong for him, why does being with her feel so right?

REVIEW:

Heartstrings are definitely being pulled right about now. After finishing Part Time Cowboy I’m not sure what I need more, a hug or a glass of wine and snuggle with my man. The first in the Copper Ridge series introduces the Garrett family and the folks who live in the small town of Copper Ridge. There was so much angst, romance and heartbreaking moments, but all in all some wonderful characters who really pull you into their world.

Part Time Cowboy follows Sadie Miller who is moving back to her hometown after many years of moving around. Leaving her job as a therapist back in San Diego she has decided to come home to run a B and B and start a permanent life. But her first few minutes back bring her face to face with her past, the man who arrested her, which lead to many terrible events. Eli Garrett remembers Sadie for causing lots of trouble, but he soon realizes her spunk and chaos is hard to resist. Together they try to beat the attraction but when the past bring bad memories back they both open up and find out there is much more to their story.

Sadie is a sweet and sassy girl who has some bad memories of her hometown. But she’s ready to settle down for good and even decided to lease a B and B on enemy land. Sadie knew she was going to deal with her past especially the Garrett’s whose land she’s living on, but Eli Garrett just brings out the mean in her. She also cant help but notices that Eli as always is a mans man, and it spark a little heat inside her. I loved the angst and major tension between Eli and Sadie, she’s always snarky with a good remark or turning their conversation into something dirty, I was laughing at all her awkward moments. She also was able to bring back some life into the Garrett’s, Conner was living in a shell, Eli always needing to be perfect, and Kate having to deal with her brooding brothers. Sadie was a fund but chaotic touch to the Garrett household.

Eli wasn’t happy to see Sadie back in town and knew trouble was following. What he didn’t know was how much she had changed and that her past wasn’t exactly what he thought it was. Eli is the soon to be sheriff and likes things to be a certain way, Sadie kind of interrupts his life and distracts him from his normal routine. I liked how this big alpha male slowly started to give in, realizing his connection to Sadie and that he was all-wrong about miss trouble. The sparks are there from the moment they meet and boy do they catch fire through out the rest of the book.

Overall I really enjoyed this first look into Copper Ridge, Yates has a great way of introducing characters and making them very memorable. I loved the small town vibe and community of friends and family that can be brought together easily. Sadie and Eli are very different but also have the undeniable connection that I adored, especially the cute awkward moments. I cant wait to learn more about Conner the eldest bother, he’s had it tough and I really want the poor guy to have some happiness again.


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AUTHOR BIO:
USA Today Bestselling author Maisey Yates lives in rural Oregon with her three children and her husband, whose chiseled jaw and arresting features continue to make her swoon. She feels the epic trek she takes several times a day from her office to her coffee maker is a true example of her pioneer spirit.

In 2009, at the age of twenty-three Maisey sold her first book. Since then it’s been a whirlwind of sexy alpha males and happily ever afters, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Maisey divides her writing time between dark, passionate category romances set just about everywhere on earth and light sexy contemporary romances set practically in her back yard. She believes that she clearly has the best job in the world.

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Mar 23, 2015

{Spotlight: Excerpt + Giveaway} of A Fistful of Evil by Rebecca Chastain

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Madison Fox just learned that her ability to see souls is more than a sight: It’s a weapon for fighting evil. The only problem is she doesn’t have a clue what she’s doing.

On the positive side, her money problems are over, she’s possibly discovered her purpose in life, and her coworker is smoking hot. On the negative side, evil creatures now actively hunt her, and deadly experiences are becoming the norm.

When she thinks it couldn’t get worse, a powerful evil sets up shop at a local hotel’s video game convention, and it’s got its eye on more than the gaming geeks: it is hungry for Madison’s soul. Madison needs to become an expert illuminant enforcer overnight to save her job, her region . . . and her life.

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Author Bio:
Rebecca Chastain is the author of MAGIC OF THE GARGOYLES, a fantasy novella, and A FISTFUL OF EVIL, an Amazon Top 100 Fantasy Bestseller in the United States, Australia, and Canada. She has found seven four-leaf clovers to date, won a purebred Arabian horse in a drawing, and once tamed a blackbird for a day. Dreaming up the absurd and writing stories designed to amuse and entertain has been her passion since she was eleven years old. She lives in northern California with her wonderful husband and two bossy cats.

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Excerpt:

“I can’t look around in soul—in Primordium while driving! I would crash.”

“You’re definitely going to have to get over that, Madison,” Rose said with absolutely no compassion. “Not while I’m in the car, though. Pull over here. You look for evil, I’ll look for firemen.”

“That’s hardly fair,” I grumbled. I pulled over in a turn-around space near a fire station. We both got out. I studied the scenery. A few homes across the road. A lot of BMWs, Corvettes, and Cadillacs zooming past on Auburn-Folsom Boulevard. A field behind the fire station with a couple of hedges and a patch of blackberry brambles. I did my own quick search for firemen. I could really do with a dose of handsome.

“Is there some evil, maybe over there?” Rose gestured to the fire station. “Maybe we should take a closer look.”

“What would we tell them we’re doing?”

“I think your car was sounding funny.”

“No, it wasn’t—oh. I see where you’re going with that.”

“You’re a quick one.” She rolled her eyes at me.

I blinked. Primordium replaced color, daylight, and familiarity. I braced my hands on my knees and stared at the gray dirt at my feet until gravity rebalanced itself. I took a quick peek at the sky. The cerulean cloudless expanse had been swapped with black—solid, unrelieved black. I could still feel the sun on my face, though I couldn’t see it in the sky. For all I knew, I was looking straight at it.

I shuddered and made a point not to look up again. Instead, I scanned the fire house. There were people upstairs and something small and white just inside the bay doors. A cat? I turned to look at Rose. She glowed a pretty, opaque white. It was nice to know that not everyone who worked for the CIA looked like they had a sun stuck up their butt. Unlike Kyle, Rose’s features looked like they were cast out of pure white marble, not radiating light. She was also in possession of one of the cleanest souls I’d seen in a long time, aside from my own and Kyle’s. Even if I was dangerously deep in a world I knew nothing about, it was reassuring that I was on the good side.

Now why hadn’t I thought to look at Mr. Pitt’s soul?

Because you’re trying not to use this sight, remember?

Too late for that.

I scanned the field. Only the blackberry brambles glowed. They were bright white, a mound of light with tendrils stretching across the dead field. Normally blackberry bushes tended to look sinister with all their thorns and the tenacious, mindless way they choked out other plant life. Now they looked like a beautiful oasis in a field of death.

I knew there had to be wildlife moving among the dead grasses, but the dark stalks were too dense for the small white bodies of rodents and birds to be visible from a distance.

I was about to switch back to normal vision when I saw it. Close to the edge of the fire station, hopping along unaware of my presence, was an imp. It was a little field mouse of an imp; I would have missed it if I hadn’t been looking so hard.

“There’s an imp over there.” I pointed.

“Oh, goodie. Maybe I can peek in a window. And maybe they’ll be having a naked wrestling contest.”

Rose sashayed across the gravel, heading straight for the imp.

“You can’t see it, right?”

“Nope. Take your time.”

I trailed after her. In its own dark and sinister way, the imp was remarkably cute. The ones in the restaurant had looked like chinchillas, and this one was a baby one. Adorable. I flashed back on the prominent memory of the creatures jumping at Kyle. Maybe I’d overreacted. He hadn’t seem the least bit frightened. Maybe they were just cute. All I would have to do was . . . whatever it was that Kyle had done. Squint or something. Instincts would kick in, and poof, no more imp.

Unfortunately, the only instincts babbling in my head were the ones telling me I needed to go the other way, not toward the harmless-looking fluff of evil. Don’t quit before you try, I scolded. You got this job because people knew you could do it. Get busy proving them right. I tiptoed closer.

Rose was oblivious in her hunt for more tangible prey. I was starting to believe my own hype, too. It’s so small. How bad can it be?

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{Release Day: Teasers + Giveaway} Pitching for Amalie by Hayley Faiman

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Pitching-AmazonWhen tragedy ruins her life, Amalie Aagaard cuts ties with her family and moves to Boston, leaving her past behind. Even in another city, far away from the man who loves her, memories plague her mind.

Then, one night at a club, her life takes a turn during a sensual encounter with a stranger. Jarrod Harrison is determined to discover more about Amalie, but she wears a mask, shielding herself from him. With a bit of persistence, eventually, Jarrod dominates his way into her heart. Amalie lets go a little at a time, on her way to finding happiness with this man.

When the past rears its ugly head, can their newfound relationship survive? Or will it shatter their future together?

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31 years young... born and raised in California, did a stint in Oregon only to return to the Golden State. Lived that life a while until the Lone Star State called to us, Texas is where we call home, where our boots rest and loving that country life. Living the life with one bearded power pole climbing husband, two little boys that are full of energy and drive us crazy plus a chocolate lab named Optimus Prime.

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Mar 22, 2015

{Cover Reveal} Title: Free to Trust (Free Series Novel)

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Title: Free to Trust (Free Series Novel)
Author: C.W. Nightly
Release Date: May 1, 2015

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Some pain is felt on the surface others are felt on the soul. Kate knows the sting of deception all too well. Though she bears no physical scars-her ability to trust has been shattered. When her work has her spending time with New York's most notorious bachelor she finds herself fighting her attraction- that is until he stops fighting fair. But Cole's high flying lifestyle has made him some powerful enemies. Enemies that want to extract revenge on the irreverent playboy where it hurts the most. Will Kate find the pleasure that eluded her until now only to have it ripped away? Or will she face her past and allow herself the chance to be Free To Trust?

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Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada I still call Montreal home. Surrounded by my husband, five children and my Siamese cat. I love reading, the smell of spring rain and walking in the first snowfalls of December when the snow is crunchy, especially at night.

I enjoy curling up with a book and losing myself in the characters. I turned that love towards writing to create stories I hope you love too.
I believe everyone is entitled to their own personal happily ever after :)

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Mar 20, 2015

{Release Day} Turtle Bay by Tiffany King

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If you're a teenager in a small, rural area, how do you exist when your eccentric, free-spirited parents are the town freaks everyone laughs at?

For sixteen-year-old Rainbow Honeywell—or Rain, as she insists on being called—the answer was to become the queen of all pranks. She never wanted to be a troublemaker, but the label quickly stuck when everyone in Huntsville, Kansas, became a target. All she wanted was to deflect the negative attention off her parents, but Rain's plan backfired to the max, landing her in a heap of trouble with the local authorities and expelled from high school.

An unexpected inheritance offers Rain an opportunity for a new beginning when she and her family move across the country to the quaint beach community of Turtle Bay, Florida.

Determined to make the best of her second chance, Rain vows to walk the straight and narrow, hoping her parents will fly under the radar while she soaks up some fun in the sun, sandy beaches, and hot, tanned guys. Unfortunately, she picks the wrong new friends, and a late night party lands her back in the kind of trouble she had been hoping to avoid. As the newbie in town with a record, Rain takes the brunt of the punishment when an unforgiving judge chooses to make an example out of her and slaps her with enough community service hours to keep her busy until she is old and gray.

Facing the harsh reality of paying for the actions of others while atoning for her own past sins, Rain is paired up with Josh Shaw, a judgmental local lifeguard whose love for the beach and the environment is eclipsed only by his distaste for those who trash it. As far as Josh is concerned, Rain is guilty and got what she deserved, regardless of her side of the story. To make matters worse, a tropical storm sits in the Atlantic, threatening to wreak havoc on the small beach community.

Things slowly change as Rain begins to appreciate her surroundings through Josh's eyes, proving she is not the person he thinks she is. Their feelings for one another blossom as the tropical storm grows into a hurricane and bears down on Turtle Bay. With impending danger looming, the small beach community must come together in order to ride out the storm.

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Mar 19, 2015

{Release Day} Getting Dirty by Mia Snow


Dirty
A poem by Blaire Leon
If sex is dirty, why would I do it with someone I love?
If sex is dirty, then didn’t we all come from the dirt?
What if I like the dirt?
What if I want to get dirty?
What if I want to roll in the mud until I’m so fucking filthy that I’ll never be clean again?

When twenty-five-year-old graduate assistant Caiden Brenner asked Blaire Leon how old she was, she said she was a senior. He chose to believe she meant in college. They connect over Lord Byron’s Don Juan and, as their conversations become increasingly thicker with sexual innuendo, Caiden finds himself obsessing over a totally off-limits undergrad who’s bold, beautiful, brilliant, and one of the most passionate poets he’s ever met.

But it turns out Blaire hasn't been totally honest. She's the

seventeen-year-old valedictorian of her high school class, taking courses at Sierra State while awaiting her acceptance to Stanford.

Will Caiden get too deeply into Blaire to back away before he finds out the truth? Or will their connection be enough to seduce him into risking his entire future on Jail Bait?

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"A thousand and one feels....Getting Dirty is a thrilling, tantalizing forbidden romance you do not want to miss! I not only devoured this book, it devoured me right back!"
--Katy Evans, New York Times Bestselling author of REAL


EXCERPT
Without realizing I’m doing it, I find I’m leaning toward her. I catch myself and stop. But before I can pull back, she closes the rest of the distance and presses her lips hard against mine.
Any thought that I shouldn’t be doing this evaporates like fog in a stiff breeze at the taste of her mouth, moving hungrily on mine. She’s scotch and fire on my tongue as she devours me. Right or wrong, I’m powerless to stop her.
Her fingers run down my face to my chest as she opens her mouth wider, inviting me deeper inside. I take the invitation, tasting as much of her as she’ll give me. Her hands tug at the hem of my shirt and my breath catches when cold fingers meet my warm abs.
I press harder against her, drawing her closer, and fire rips through my veins as our tongues and hands explore the new landscapes of each other’s mouths and bodies.
But a shard of coherent thought finally manages to pierce the bubble I’ve constructed to justify what I’m doing. “You’re a student,” I say against her mouth.
Her lips skim to my ear. “I like you, Caiden,” she whispers, and her saying my name with that hot breath, that wet mouth, is nearly enough to break my resolve. “I like you a lot.”
I take her by the shoulders and gently peel her away, my heart hammering out African drumbeats against my ribcage. “You’re so damn incredible, but I can’t do this. It’s totally against university rules. I’m sorry.”
“You’re not my professor,” she says, her expression wounded. “If we like each other, I don’t see why it should matter.”
“I’m Dr. Duncan’s graduate assistant. My boss is your professor. It’s a conflict of interest, since I do most of his grading.”
“So you are conflicted.” It’s clear from the predatory shift her expression takes that she hears that I’m trying to convince myself as much as her.
I drop my head against the headrest. “I am.”
She leans closer again, her breast pressing against my arm through the thin cotton of her top. “I’ll never say anything. No one needs to know,” she whispers, her breath feathering over my neck.

About the Author:
Mia Storm is a hopeless romantic who is always searching for
her happy ending. Sometimes she’s forced to make one up. When that happens,
she’s thrilled to be able to share those stories with her readers. She lives in
California and spends much of her time in the sun with a book in one hand and a
mug of black coffee in the other, or hiking the trails in Yosemite. Connect
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