Saturday, May 31, 2014

Mini Reviews: The First Time We Met, Because of Luke, The Virgin: Revenge

I really loved and enjoyed these books/chapters.  I would love to read more of series/serials they belong to.  I wasn't sure how to write really lengthy reviews for them. Of course I always think that and then my review ends up being four paragraphs or more. Hopefully I'll be able to avoid that.  If not, then oh well. :)

Promo Post: Fractured by Leanne Pearson

Fractured by Leanne Pearson Publication Date: June 1, 2014 Genres: Contemporary, Romance

Cover Reveal: Wicked Innocence by Missy Johnson

Cover Reveal   Wicked Innocence
Publication Date: June 27, 2014

I'm really excited about this book, especially since the I have the feeling this book is going to blow my mind!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Release Day Blitz: Overexposed by Noelle Adams

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Publication Date: May 30, 2014
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Review: On Dublin Street by Samantha Young

Rating: ★★★★★ stars
Date Published: December 31st, 2012
Synopsis: Jocelyn Butler has been hiding from her past for years. But all her secrets are about to be laid bare…Four years ago, Jocelyn left her tragic past behind in the States and started over in Scotland, burying her grief, ignoring her demons, and forging ahead without attachments. Her solitary life is working well—until she moves into a new apartment on Dublin Street where she meets a man who shakes her carefully guarded world to its core. Braden Carmichael is used to getting what he wants, and he’s determined to get Jocelyn into his bed. Knowing how skittish she is about entering a relationship, Braden proposes an arrangement that will satisfy their intense attraction without any strings attached. But after an intrigued Jocelyn accepts, she realizes that Braden won’t be satisfied with just mind-blowing passion. The stubborn Scotsman is intent on truly knowing her… down to the very soul.

Cover Reveal: Owning Violet by Monica Murphy

We are so excited to share Monica Murphy's cover for her upcoming sexy contemporary romance, OWNING VIOLET, coming from Random House Bantam. Check out how gorgeous it is! I'm blown away by the cover and can't wait to read it!  Don't forget to check out the amazing blurb.

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OWNING VIOLET coming December 2.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Promo Post: Dragon's Lair by Chantal Fernando

I haven't read any of her stand alone novels yet and am really excited to read this one!  I have a feeling it's going to be really good!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Tijan has 20,000 facebook likes and she's giving all of us books!

Now that I have your attention, not everyone will win, but you do need to enter the rafflecopter to win one of the amazing prizes she is giving away.  

You may or may not know how much I love Tijan's books.  She recently hit 20,000 likes on facebook and is giving away some amazing prizes.  Even though I've donated a signed book, I've still entered in the hopes of winning more books.  I know, but when I saw some of the items up for grabs I couldn't help myself.  Stop by and check it out yourself!

Review:Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

Rating: ★★★★ stars
Date published: May 13th, 2014
Synopsis: A twisty story about love, loss, and lies, this contemporary oceanside adventure is tinged with a touch of dark magic as it follows seventeen-year-old Wendy Darling on a search for her missing surfer brothers. Wendy’s journey leads her to a mysterious hidden cove inhabited by a tribe of young renegade surfers, most of them runaways like her brothers. Wendy is instantly drawn to the cove’s charismatic leader, Pete, but her search also points her toward Pete's nemesis, the drug-dealing Jas. Enigmatic, dangerous, and handsome, Jas pulls Wendy in even as she's falling hard for Pete. A radical reinvention of a classic, Second Star is an irresistible summer romance about two young men who have yet to grow up--and the troubled beauty trapped between them.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Release Day Launch: Love on the Line by Pamela Aares

rdl Love on the Line by Pamela Aares Heart of the Game #4 Publication Date: May 27, 2014 Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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Release Day Launch and Giveaway: Breaking Shawn by E.M. Abel

  RDL   Breaking Shawn by E.M. Abel Breaking Free #2 Publication Date: May 27, 2014 Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
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Synopsis: Some men fall in love and hand their balls over to the first woman who keeps them interested—but not me. Surfing and my freedom are the only two things I’ve ever needed. Meaningless one-night stands are fun, but the drama and jealousy that follows them aren’t worth it.
Until I met Natalie, I never realized there were women who thought like me. She enjoys sex with no strings, and with a body like that, there isn’t a man around who doesn’t want a piece of her—including me.

Release Day Blitz and Giveaway: Perfectly Messy by Lizzy Charles

Welcome to the Release Day Blitz for

Perfectly Messy (Effortless With You #2) by Lizzy Charles

presented by Swoon Romance!
Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post! 

Blog Tour: Review, and Giveaway for Take Two by Laurelin Paige

I was so excited when I saw this book was available for review.  I jumped on it and kept my fingers crossed I'd be approved.  I enjoyed this book and hope you will too!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day

For those who don't know, Memorial Day is a national holiday in the United States to honor and remember those who have fallen in its defense.  These days Memorial Day is synonymous with the official start of Summer and the beach/BBQs/pool/parties/etc.  Please take a moment out of your day today and reflect on those who have given their lives so we can enjoy our day off at the beach/pool/parties/BBQs.

Thank you is so insignificant but it's the only place I know where to start.  

Happy Memorial Day!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Review: American Honey by Nancy Scrofano

Rating: 3.5-4 stars
Date published: January 5th, 2014
Synopsis: After graduating high school, Olivia “Ollie” McKenna leaves her small town roots in Summerville, Georgia, to pursue her dream of becoming a professional singer. With her best friend and older sister in tow, wholesome Ollie travels to the big city to compete in singing contest Atlanta Idol. There she meets nineteen-year-old Jack Bradley, a fellow country singer who quickly becomes a close friend. The connection between them is magnetic and an opportunity to sing together could change their lives forever. But what about Ollie's mama's fear of the music business? She's been burned by the lures of the bright lights before and doesn't want Ollie anywhere near that world. And Ollie's growing feelings for Jack as more than just a pal could ruin everything. Despite her own doubts, Ollie is determined to win. Can she make her dream come true or will she return to her hometown empty-handed and brokenhearted?

Leaving The Blog

Hi guys, this is Jackie.

I am sad to say that I am leaving Confessions. There is just a lot going on right now, and I do not have enough time to give to the blog.

I am sad to leave, but hopefully I will be able to come back sometime in the future! 
So, Confessions is now 100% in Chanpreet's hands. She has already done a great job, so I know it will only get better! :)

Bye Guys. ♥

Friday, May 23, 2014

Elevator Heat by B.D. Rowe

New Adult Contemporary Romance

Twenty-year-old Maddie has had a crush on Colin, her studly internship supervisor, for three long months. She struggles focusing on her work, and always finds herself gazing at his wavy brown hair, his chiseled cheekbones, his kissable lips. Little does she know, however, that he has feelings for her, too.

The problem is no matter how much time they spend together in the office, neither one can ever make the first move.

That is, until they both step into the old, rickety elevator late one Friday night.

And things start to get a little steamy...

**Mature Situations and Sexual Content - Recommended for Ages 17+**
My Review
 ★ ★ ☆☆☆
Elevator Heat was not what I was expecting.
I couldn't really get into it. The only reason why I finished this book, is because I actually wanted to know what was going to happen to the characters. While I didn't like it very much, it did keep my attention.
I didn't like how the book went back and forth through the two main characters point of view. They just kept repeating everything, but from each characters point of view. It would have been much better if it was just from one point of view, or if each point of view explained something different.
I think the title of this book is very misleading. The book is called Elevator Heat, but they didn't do anything until the end of the book. The entire time they were stuck in the elevator, they only talked. Yes, every book has to start somewhere, but this book just got worse and worse for me.
I thought it wasn't very realistic. The two characters were in love with each other, but they barely said ten words to each other. Okay maybe it was love at first sight, but there was nothing in the book that led to that.
Over all I really couldn't get into this book. The title and the description is what hooked me, but the book itself did not follow through.

Blog Tour: Review, Playlist, and Giveaway for Of Happiness by Olivia Luck

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Title: Of Happiness
Author: Olivia Luck
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 12, 2014
"Now that I have you, I'm never letting you go.”

Edith Neff relocated to Chicago to capture her own piece of happiness. Now bombarded with more change than she knows how to manage, Eddie struggles to pick of the pieces of her torn heart and decimated friendship.

Standing in the middle of a sidewalk while her (ex?) boyfriend Harris Grant pleads for forgiveness, Eddie's at a loss what to do next. So when her estranged father provides a lifeline - she has no option than to take his offer.

But Harris won't let Eddie go without a fight. He'll use whatever tactics necessary to win back his girl. While Eddie and Harris find their way back together, darkness lurks, unwilling to relent on destroying their relationship. Permanently.

Note: Of Happiness is the sequel to In Pursuit. Content intended for readers 18+.

Review: In Pursuit by Olivia Luck

In Pursuit CoverRating:★★★1/2 stars
Date published: February 11th, 2014
Synopsis: Eddie Neff needs space. Not the type that country stars croon about, but physical distance from her emotionally distant father and the tatters of a broken relationship. So when the opportunity to relocate her life and interior design business arises, the answer comes easily.
Adjusting to life with Claire, her gregarious new roommate, is more than simply testing comfort limits. With just one meeting, Eddie finds herself unable to resist the draw of Harris Grant, Claire’s brooding and overprotective older brother.
Harris doesn’t fit her idea of a safe relationship. He pushes Eddie to face her deepest insecurities and fears of abandonment. And Harris holds on to his own painful loss, unable to overcome personal demons.
Eddie and Harris must learn to conquer their internal struggles. But as they navigate their new love, outside forces fight to drive them apart.

Cover Reveal: This Summer by Katlyn Duncan

I'm really excited about both the cover and the book!  I think this makes for a perfect summer read and I for one can't wait to get my hands on it!  So without any further ado...

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Blog Tour: Review, and Q & A with the author for Spotlight by Krista Richmond

Krista Richmond

“He’s Hollywood premieres, and I’m small-town newspaper. Where can this possibly go?”

Release Date: 22nd May 2014
Genre: Fiction/ Contemporary Romance
Published by: The Writers Coffee Shop
Available from: AmazonKoboBarnes and Noble, and TWCS PH

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Cover Reveal: His Reverie by Monica Murphy

We are so excited to share the cover for Monica Murphy's HIS REVERIE!!! HIS REVERIE is a Young Adult Contemporary Romance novel! ABOUT HIS REVERIE: I knew from the moment I first saw her she was the one. The only girl I could ever want. The only girl I could ever love. She is light. I am darkness. She is innocent. I’ve done too much. She is good. I am bad. She is my every dream. I should be her every nightmare. We come from different worlds. She’s…perfect. And I’m… Not. Somehow she wants me anyway. So we’ll grasp at what we can. We’re going to make this summer count. She’s my secret. And I’m hers. The problem with secrets is they never last for long. And when others discover we’re together, they’ll do whatever it takes to keep us apart. All I know is: I won’t let them. Because Reverie Hale? She’s mine.Add it to your TBR today!!! HIS REVERIE Goodreads

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Blog Tour and Review: Strings of the Heart by Katie Ashley

Rating: ★★★★ stars
Date published: May 12th, 2014
Synopsis: Twenty year old, Allison Slater has been in love with her brother’s bandmate, Rhys McGowan, since she was fifteen years old. But to him, she’ll always be Jake’s little sister and off limits. Now a college sophomore and licking her wounds from a bad breakup, she sets her sights on making Rhys see her as someone he could date…maybe even love. Her opportunity comes when Rhys visits his parents in Savannah where she is attending college. But the night she’s dreamed of turns to heart-break, and she realizes she’ll never be the one for Rhys.

For Rhys McGowan, his nightmare began when he woke up, naked and hung-over, next to his bandmate’s little sister. Unable to remember a thing from the previous night, he only makes matters worse by lying to Allison about not being interested in her. The truth is he’s spent the last year to ignore his body’s reaction whenever Allison is around. His resolve is tested when Allison comes on tour with Runaway Train, as both Jake and Abby’s nanny and to fulfill her fashion design internship. The more time he spends with her in the close quarters of the bus, the harder it is for him to resist.

Will Rhys realize that having a relationship with Allison is worth fighting for even if it means that he has to fight his best friend for a chance?

Monday, May 19, 2014

One Day Blitz Info and Giveaway: Since Forever Ago by Olivia Besse

I absolutely love books with the friends to lovers theme.  I adore the cover of this book and think I'll enjoy the book just as much.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Chosen By You Book Club is having a giveaway to celebrate their blogolversary!

The wonderful bloggers on Chosen By You Book Club are giving away a book of your choice up to $20 or a $20 gift card from Amazon.  Get your wishlists ready! :)

The one thing I love about this blog is how they feature Wattpad authors and stories along with traditionally and indie published authors.  They bring a voice to those who don't have anyone to do it for them.

Check out this giveaway and good luck!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Cover Reveal: Flat-Out Celeste by Jessica Park

We were introduced to Celeste in Flat-Out Love and readers wanted more! Well, more they shall have! Look at this amazing cover and take a peek inside FLAT-OUT CELESTE! I can't wait!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Double Release Launch and a Giveaway: Very Wicked Beginnings and Very Wicked Things by Ilsa Madden-Mills

Because Ilsa Madden-Mills fell in love with her beautifully flawed characters in Very Wicked Things, she penned Very Wicked Beginnings as a prequel novella to the book, featuring the story of football star Cuba Hudson and ballerina Dovey Beckham.

Since May is Mental Health Awareness Month, all May proceeds from the sale of the novella will be donated to The Keith Milano Memorial Fund which benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). 

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Promo and Giveaway: Magic Unfolds by N.L. Greene

Author: N.L.Greene Publication Date: April 18th 2014 Series: Book #2 in MysticSeeker Series



Friday, May 9, 2014

Check out this amazing summer sale going on for two more days!

Ten new adult/contemporary romance authors have gotten together to drop the price of one of their books to 99 cents for three days this weekend - May 9th, 10th, and 11th! They want to help you get load up your e-reader and get ready for an awesome summer of reading!    I've bought 4 of these and am debating whether or not to buy more!

Release Day Blast with Giveaway: Happenstance by Jamie McGuire

HAPPENSTANCE is finally here! Help us celebrate and spread the word! Be sure to check out the giveaway!

Author: Jamie McGuire
Publisher: Jamie McGuire LLC (May 9, 2014)
Print Length: 100 pages


Thursday, May 8, 2014

Release Blitz and Giveaway: Flame by Clarissa Wild

We salivated over the cover and it's finally here! Get ready for excerpts, teasers, giveaways and much more! Are you ready for more Hunter?  I know I am!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Review: The Trap by Beverley Kendall

Rating: ★★★★★ stars
Date published: May 5th, 2014
Synopsis: Looking back, I should have seen it coming. 

Paige didn’t like that I went so far away to university. But it was going to only be for two years. She'd join me after she did her two years at community college. I thought we could swing that no problem. We were solid. 

But she hated the distance. She hated not seeing me every day. She complained that I didn’t come home enough. She hated that for months on end, texting and phone calls were our only form of communication. It wasn’t enough. 

She'd ask about the girls on campus. She’d gotten it into her head that girls were always making a play for me. I laughed and told her, even if that were true, I’d never cheat on her. She didn't seem completely reassured by that. 

The bottom line is, Paige thought she was losing me. She wanted me home with her. But I could never imagine the level she'd sink to—the trap she’d set to make that happen. 

And like an idiot I walked right into it.

And it’s a mistake I'm going to have to pay for the rest of my life.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Release Day blitz and Giveaway: Rush Too Far by Abbi Glines

RUSH is finally here!!!

We're thrilled to celebrate the release of RUSH TOO FAR by Abbi Glines! Take a peek at the excerpt and the delicious teasers below. Don't forget to enter the awesome giveaway! #RUSHCRUSH

Title: RUSH TOO FAR (Rosemary Beach 1.1)
Author: Abbi Glines
Publisher: Atria Books (May 6, 2014)
ISBN 9781476775944

Cover Reveal: Down The Shore by T. Torrest

We are VERY excited to be able to share this cover with you today! I'm a HUGE fans of T. Torrest and the cover reveal today means we're all one step closer to reading Down the Shore! If you haven't read T. Torrest's Remember When trilogy, you have no idea what you're missing out on.  The box set is available for only $9.99 and it's so worth it!  I know this series will be one of my top series this year. Seriously, I have no words to describe how amazing it is.                                    

Monday, May 5, 2014

Ilsa Madden-Mills Big Reveal and a Giveaway! A Prequel Novella to Very Wicked Things coming next week!

Because Ilsa Madden-Mills fell in love with her beautifully flawed characters in Very Wicked Things, she penned Very Wicked Beginnings as a prequel novella to the book, featuring the story of football star Cuba Hudson and ballerina Dovey Beckham.

Since May is Mental Health Awareness Month, all May proceeds from the sale of the novella will be donated to The Keith Milano Memorial Fund which benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). 

Friday, May 2, 2014

Review: Catch a Falling Star by Kim Cutberson

Rating: ★★★★★ stars
Date Published: April 29th, 2014
Synopsis: A deliciously charming novel about finding true love . . . and yourself.

Nothing ever happens in Little, CA. Which is just the way Carter Moon likes it. But when Hollywood arrives to film a movie starring former child star turned PR mess Adam Jakes, everything changes. Carter's town becomes a giant glittery set and, much to her annoyance, everyone is starry-eyed for Adam. Carter seems to be the only girl not falling all over herself to get a glimpse of him. Which apparently makes her perfect for the secret offer of a lifetime: playing the role of Adam's girlfriend while he's in town, to improve his public image, in exchange for a hefty paycheck. Her family really needs the money and so Carters agrees. But it turns out Adam isn't at all who she thought he was. As they grow closer, their relationship walks a blurry line between what's real and what's fake, and Carter must open her eyes to the scariest of unexplored worlds - her future. Can Carter figure out what she wants out of life AND get the guy? Or are there no Hollywood endings in real life?

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Cover Reveal: Breathe With Me by Kristen Proby

We are beyond thrilled to share the cover of Kristen Proby's BREATHE WITH ME!! BREATHE WITH ME is a Contemporary Erotic Romance novel and is the 7th book in the With Me In Seattle Series. It is due to be released on June 24, 2014!!!  This series is amazing and even though I have my favorite characters, I never fail to fall in love with Kristen's characters every time.  So without further ado, I give you this beautiful cover...


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