Thursday, April 30, 2015

Blog Tour: Playlist and Review for What the Lightning Sees Part 2 by Louise Bay











The second part in Jake and Haven't story is here and it's great to visit with them again and see where the story takes them. Don't forget to check out the playlist!

Release Day Blitz and Giveaway for The Elements of Chemistry: HEAT by Penny Reid

HeatBlitzHappy (official) release day to Penny Reid!  She's been in hiding for a good week or two and for good reason. If you haven't met Kaityln and Martin, you're missing out! Check out The Elements of Chemistry today!
  

Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Finding Me by Mariah Dietz

Are you ready to see the beautiful cover or Mariah Dietz's next book? It's for book #3 in the His Series.  There's also an excerpt and more for your perusal!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Review: Broken Juliet by Leisa Rayven

Rating: ★★★★★ stars
Date published: April 28th, 2015
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin 
Synopsis: How do you fix a love that’s been broken beyond repair?

For years, Cassie Taylor tried to forget about Ethan Holt. He was the one great love of her life, and when he failed to return her love, a part of her died forever. Or so she thought. Now she and Ethan are sharing a Broadway stage, and he’s determined to win her back. Claiming to be a changed man, he’s finally able to say all the things she needed to hear years ago, but can she believe him? What makes this time different from all his other broken promises?

Ethan knows he can’t change their tumultuous past, but if he’s going to have any chance of being with the woman he loves, he’ll need to convince Cassie that her future belongs with him. 

Don’t miss this stunning conclusion to the unforgettable love story that captivated over two million fans online.

Lift: Authors Raising Autism Awareness Week4 Giveaway!

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The last week of LIFT is here! What an amazing ride the last month has been, raising awareness, acceptance and action on behalf of families living with Autism.
And if you missed the LIFT t-shirts, there’s still a chance! Reserve yours in our “round two” LIFT order today! Don’t be left out when we have LIFT selfie day!

Teaser Tuesday: Fair Game by Monica Murphy

My reaction on seeing this teaser? "Oh Shep!" Once you see it, you'll see why.


Monday, April 27, 2015

Blog Tour: Excerpt, Playlist, and Review of Devious Minds by K.F. Germaine


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Looking for a romantic comedy with lots of action? Check out the excerpt and my review for Devious Minds by K.F. Germaine!

Release Day Blitz: Excerpts, Teasers, and Giveaway for Carter Reed 2 by Tijan

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I can't believe the long awaited sequel to Carter Reed is finally here! There are excerpts, teasers, and a giveaway you don't want to miss!

Release Day Event: Excerpt and Teasers from Sweet by Tammara Webber

Join me in celebrating the release of SWEET by Tammara Webber! Check out the excerpt and teasers below!

Cover Reveal and Giveaway: unDefeated by J.C. Valentine

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I love stories featuring second chances and redemption.  We all deserve a second chance! Don't forget to enter the giveaway and one-click on these deals!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Review: The Mistake by Elle Kennedy

Rating: ★★★★★ stars
Date published: April 28th, 2015
Publisher: Elle Kennedy
Synopsis: He’s a player in more ways than one… 
 
College junior John Logan can get any girl he wants. For this hockey star, life is a parade of parties and hook-ups, but behind his killer grins and easygoing charm, he hides growing despair about the dead-end road he’ll be forced to walk after graduation. A sexy encounter with freshman Grace Ivers is just the distraction he needs, but when a thoughtless mistake pushes her away, Logan plans to spend his final year proving to her that he’s worth a second chance.

Now he’s going to need to up his game…
 
After a less than stellar freshman year, Grace is back at Briar University, older, wiser, and so over the arrogant hockey player she nearly handed her V-card to. She’s not a charity case, and she’s not the quiet butterfly she was when they first hooked up. If Logan expects her to roll over and beg like all his other puck bunnies, he can think again. He wants her back? He’ll have to work for it. This time around, she’ll be the one in the driver’s seat…and she plans on driving him wild.
 

Cover Reveal and Excerpt: Forever Branded by Jessa Eden

I have a feeling this story is going to tug on my heart strings. Just take a look at that cover!

Lift: Authors Raising Autism Awareness Week 3 Giveaway!

LIFT banner justifiedWeek 3 of LIFT doesn't let up! We have such incredible donations from amazing authors this week.
If you missed the LIFT t-shirts, there's still a chance! Reserve yours in our "round two" LIFT order today! Don't be left out when we have LIFT selfie day!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Blog Tour: Excerpt, Review, and Giveaway for Third Debt by Pepper Winters


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Cover Reveal, Excerpt, and Trailer: Fury by Fisher Amelie

FURY, the much anticipated third standalone of The Seven Deadly Series by Fisher Amelie, releases May 4th, 2015! As we count down the days, Fisher is teasing us yet again! Here is the highly awaited cover!!

And now, without further ado...

Trailer Reveal and Giveaway: Under the Influence by L.B. Simmons


I'm so excited to share the trailer of this highly anticipated upcoming new release!

Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Anchor by Nicole Blanchard

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Are you ready to see this cover?!

A Call to Arms: "4 Paws for Piper” Charity Book Auction starts tomorrow!


There's so much in this world that needs changing and I love helping to do my part whenever I can. I've register to bid on signed and unsigned books all to help raise the amount of money needed for service animals. Take a look at this letter from the organizers! 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Release Blitz: Review and Giveaway for Aflame by Penelope Douglas

The long wait for Jared and Tate fans is over and the final chapter in their romance is finally here! The only thing sweeter would be to find there will be a print version of this book!

Release Day Blitz: Excerpt and Teasers from Down the Shore by T.Torrest

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Are you ready to take a trip back to the 90s and the Jersey Shore? I can't tell you how excited I am that this long awaited book is finally available! T. Torrest's book are funny and romantic. They're like chips, you can't read just one! I dare you to read the excerpt and not want to read more!

Release Day Blitz: Excerpt and Giveaway for The Consequence of Loving Colton by Rachel Van Dyken

This is a true comedy of errors.  It's engrossing and hilarious and you'll love reading it!

Teaser Tuesday: Sweet by Tammara Webber and Fair Game by Monica Murphy

There's lots of highly anticipated books coming out this season and while Sweet arrives next week, I've got one last teaser to share with you! There's also a teaser from Monica Murphy's upcoming new adult release, Fair Game.  I'm looking forward to reading both of these books!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Book Spotlight: Courtly Love Quiz, Review, and Giveaway for Wolf Bride by Elizabeth Moss

Are you ready to take it back to 1500s and see which member of the court makes your heart go pitter-patter? There's also a review of the book and a chance to win one of two prizes!

Release Blitz: Giveaway for Blue Streak by Jules Barnard

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Happy release day to Jules Barnard on the fourth book in the Blue Series!

Pre-Release Promo Tour: Excerpt from Under the Influence by L.B. Simmons

I'm counting down the days until this book is released!  All you have to do is read the excerpt to see why!

Cover Reveal: Pushing the Limits by Brooke Cumberland

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Are you ready to see the cover of Brooke's next book? It looks like it's going to be hot!

Surprise New Release from Monica Murphy!

SURPRISE SURPRISE!  Are you surprised? I know I am!

Monica Murphy has released FIVE DAYS UNTIL YOU! This is a continuation of Owen & Chelsea's story. We also get to see DREW and FABLE again too! You also get to meet  SHEP from Monica's next release, FAIR GAME! And there's two more bonuses in the form of a holiday story and the first chapter of FAIR GAME! Exclamation marks all around! 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Review: Stained by Elizabeth Marx

18214103Rating: ★★★★★ stars
Date published: August 20th, 2013
Publisher: Elizabeth Marx Books
Synopsis: What happens when your darkest truth is revealed to the world?

Scarlett Marbry was just sixteen when her mother, an acclaimed Sacred Harp singer, committed suicide in front of her, sending her running from rural Alabama and the darkness that pushed her mother over the edge. Now, after five years of building a fragile cage around her heart to protect herself, she must return to Crossroads for her grandparents’ funeral. There, she’ll not only be forced to deal with the reality of her deep Southern roots, but she’ll have to face the one she left behind.

Revell Marshall is used to working with fragile objects. He’s built a life and career around reassembling the delicate stained glass windows that have put Crossroads back on the map. He’s also been pining for Scarlett all these years . . . Determined to win her heart, he helps her piece together the facts of her mother’s past. Except these revelations, once exposed, could set Scarlett on the downward spiral she barely escaped the last time. Especially when the truth that stained the past may be the same one that shatters her faith in the one person she thought she could trust . . .
 

Lift: Authors Raising Autism Awareness Week 2 Giveaway!

LIFT banner justifiedIt's week two of LIFT: Authors Raising Autism Awareness!
More than 50 authors are banding together this month, donating their great work, and increasing awareness and acceptance for those living with Autism.This giveaway ends tonight!

Sales! Sales! Sales!

Here are some books that are on sale this week that I've either read or would love to read and I thought I'd share them with you!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Blog Tour: Excerpt, Review, and Giveaway for The Consequences of Loving Colton by Rachel Van Dyken

Rachel Van Dyken writes amazing stories.  They're funny, emotional, and dramatic. The Consequences of Loving Colton is a hilarious page turner!  Read the excerpt, check out the playlist, and enter the giveaway to win a signed copy of the book!

Author Spotlight: Interview with Meghan Quinn and more!

I'm very happy to spotlight author Meghan Quinn on the blog today.  I was able to ask her some questions in regards to her latest release, The Virgin Romance Novelist, which is a must read for romantic comedy lovers and I think for everyone in general.

Cover Reveal: The Mistake by Elle Kennedy

Excuse me while I go find the rest of my ovaries.  They exploded when I saw the cover of The Mistake By Elle Kennedy.  See for yourself!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Blog Tour: Excerpts and Reviews for High Strung and Crash Ride by T Gephart

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I knew I wanted to read this series, but I had no idea the journey I was in store for!  This series totally rocks!  You can read the excerpts and see the teasers to get a little taste of how much, and also check my review to read my opinions. :)

Excerpt Reveal: Third Debt by Pepper Winters

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Guess what went live a day early?! I hope you're ready to see what happens next with Jethro and Nila, because I know I am! In the meantime check out the excerpt!

Book Highlight and Giveaway: French Kissed by Chanel Cleeton

How can you not want to read a book titled French Kissed?

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Blog Tour: Excerpt and Review for Intercepted by Emma Hart


The final book in the By His Game series is here and Reid finally get his HEA after some serious drama! Check out the excerpt and enter a chance to win a signed set of the series and more!

Chapter Reveal: Binge by Jennifer Foor

bingebannerRELEASE I've never read a book by Jennifer Foor before although I own a number of them.  This book looks especially interesting and I couldn't resist sharing this chapter with you!

Cover Reveal: Twisted Lies 2 by Sedona Venez

The cover for the second book in Sedona Venez's contemporary new adult series is here and I'm really excited and eager to share it with you!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Trailer Reveal: Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry

I am absolutely thrilled to bring you the Trailer Reveal for Katie McGarry's NOWHERE BUT HERE! NOWHERE BUT HERE is a Young Adult Contemporary Romance being published by Harlequin Teen and is a part of Katie McGarry’s Thunder Road Series. It is being released on May 26th, 2015!!

Review: The Virgin Romance Novelist by Meghan Quinn

25113165Rating: ★★★★ 1/2 stars
Date published: April 2nd, 2015
Publisher: Hot-Lanta Publishing, LLC
Synopsis: **WARNING: THE VIRGIN ROMANCE NOVELIST IS A STANDALONE ROMANTIC COMEDY THAT WILL CAUSE YOU TO LAUGH LIKE A HYENA IN PUBLIC. READ IN THE CONFINES OF YOUR OWN HOME. IF YOU ARE ADDICTED TO CLIFFHANGERS, GETTING YOUR HEART RIPPED OUT OF YOUR CHEST AND FEELING LIKE A BULLDOZER JUST PLOWED THROUGH YOUR STOMACH, THEN THIS BOOK IS NOT FOR YOU. IF YOU LIKE PEEING YOUR PANTS AND CRYING FROM LAUGHING SO HARD, THEN PLEASE CONTINUE READING.*** 

Her bosom heaved at an alarming rate as his rough hand found its way down to her soft, yet wiry briar patch... 

Can you say briar patch in a romance novel? What about meat sword? That’s what it is…a meat sword, right, all meaty and sword like, slaying through the inner dungeons of a woman’s dark desires. What about breasts? Do bosoms really heave? 

God, I have no idea what happens when private parts touch. 

I’m a virgin trying to write a romance novel and can’t seem to write past a sex scene thanks to my lack of experience. 

My two best friends encourage me to drop the pen for a while and gain some real life practice through multiple dating facets such as blind dates, online profiles, and random hookups. 

But losing my virginity is proving to be tougher than expected…

Cover Reveal: Getting Played by Mia Storm

I enjoyed Getting Dirty and now I'm looking forward to Getting Played by Mia Storm!  Take a look at that cover!

Blitz and Giveaway: The Diamond Girls Series by Elisa Dane

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Welcome to this week’s
Swoon Romance YA Wednesdays!
This week features
The Diamond Girls series by Elisa Dane
I've had these books on my reading list forever! I can't wait to have free time and read them! Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

Series Cover Reveal: Girlfriends of Gotham by Delancey Stewart


This series looks amazing!  I can't wait to get my hands on it!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Elements of Chemistry: ATTRACTION by Penny Reid Blog Tour- Excerpt, Review, and Giveaway

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I loved this book so much! Penny Reid always manages to find a way to out do herself and she does it big time with Attraction!  There's an excerpt so you can see for yourself and much more!

Cover Reveal: Souls Unfractured by Tillie Cole

I'm a total #FlameWhore and I'm so excited to share the cover of his book with you from the Hades Hangmen series! I know you're going to be blown away by it like I was!

Epic Teaser Tuesday: Teasers from Penelope Douglas, Tammara Webber, and Monica Murphy

There are some FANTASTIC teasers available for this #TeaserTuesday and I'm going to share some for the books I can't wait to read!  Luckily for me, two of these books will be available within the next two weeks and since time flies, May will be here before I know it! Get ready to have your mind blown and pre-order these amazing books!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Blog Tour: Excerpt, Review, and Giveaway for If by N.G. Jones

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All it took for me to want to read this book was the premise.  In case you need more persuasion, there's a review, excerpt, and more!

Blitz: Excerpt from Fools Rush by Ciara Knight

Historical romances were my first love and I love it when I see an unusual romance.  I still read them from time to time and this one caught my eye!  Check out the excerpt and you'll see why!

Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Becoming Countess Dumont by K Webster

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Cover Reveal: #Selfie by Cambria Hebert

Are you ready to see the cover for the next book in the #Hashtag series? It's the lovable Braden's, Romeo's best friend! The cover is so him!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Blog Tour: Excerpt, Review, and Giveaway for Shadows & Lies by Eden Butler

Get ready for a story that that'll grip you from the first page!  There's an excerpt so you can get a little taste and a chance to win some wonderful prizes! Eden does not disappoint! 

Review: Fall With Me by J.Lynn

Rating: ★★★★ 1/2 stars
Date published: March 31st, 2015
Publisher: HarperCollins
Synopsis: Eleven months ago, bartender and weird-shirt-wearing extraordinaire Roxy and Officer Reece Anders had a one night stand. Well, kind of. She’s been in love with him since she was fifteen, and he wishes that night they shared never happened. She’s sworn him off forever, but the past and future collide, forcing her to rely on the one man who broke her heart not once, but twice. 

Her best friend since birth has been in a long-term care facility since he became a victim of a hate crime years ago, and the person who put him in there is out of prison and wanting to make amends with him and Roxy. She’s not sure she has room for forgiveness in her and when she begins to receive frightening messages and is on the receiving end of escalating violence, she thinks she knows who is to blame. The man who already destroyed one life already.

But Reece isn’t convinced. The threats are too personal, and even if Roxy doesn’t believe him, he’s not willing to let anyone hurt her. Including himself. He’s already messed up more than once when it comes to Roxy and he’s not going to let history repeat itself.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Blog Tour: Excerpt, Review, and Giveaway for Perfect Game by Collette West


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Review: Stay With Me by J.Lynn

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Date published:September 23rd, 2014
Publisher:  William Morrow 
Synopsis: At 21, Calla hasn’t done a lot of things. She’s never been kissed, never seen the ocean, never gone to an amusement park. But growing up, she witnessed some things no child ever should. She still carries the physical and emotional scars of living with a strung-out mother, Mona—secrets she keeps from everyone, including her close circle of college friends.

But the safe cocoon Calla has carefully built is shattered when she discovers her mom has stolen her college money and run up a huge credit card debt in her name. Now, Calla has to go back to the small town she thought she'd left behind and clean up her mom’s mess again. Of course, when she arrives at her mother’s bar, Mona is nowhere to be found. Instead, six feet of hotness named Jackson James is pouring drinks and keeping the place humming.

Sexy and intense, Jax is in Calla’s business from the moment they meet, giving her a job and helping her search for Mona. And the way he looks at her makes it clear he wants to get horizontal . . . and maybe something more. Before Calla can let him get close, though, she’s got to deal with the pain of the past—and some very bad guys out to mess her up if she doesn’t give them her mom.
 

Lift: Authors Raising Autism Awareness Week 1 Giveaway!

LIFT banner justifiedApril is Autism Awareness month, and the romance reading community is celebrating! 1 in 68 children is diagnosed with Autism every year, making it the fastest growing and one of the most prevalent developmental disabilities. Authors Ginger Scott and Kennedy Ryan have organized a MegaGiveaway called LIFT featuring more than 50 authors to raise awareness and acceptance! Each Monday in April, a new rafflecopter will go live, loaded with e-books, audio books, swag packs, signed paperbacks and gift cards from these amazing authors doing their part to LIFT4Autism. (scroll down for this week's rafflecopter!)

Friday, April 10, 2015

Review: The Hook Up by Kristen Callihan

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Rating: ★★★★★ stars
Date published: September 7th, 2014
Publisher: Plain Jane books
Synopsis: The rules: no kissing on the mouth, no staying the night, no telling anyone, and above all… 
No falling in love.

Anna Jones just wants to finish college and figure out her life. Falling for star quarterback Drew Baylor is certainly not on her to do list. Confident and charming, he lives in the limelight and is way too gorgeous for his own good. If only she could ignore his heated stares and stop thinking about doing hot and dirty things with him. Easy right?

Too bad he’s committed to making her break every rule…

Football has been good to Drew. It’s given him recognition, two National Championships, and the Heisman. But what he really craves is sexy yet prickly Anna Jones. Her cutting humor and blatant disregard for his fame turns him on like nothing else. But there’s one problem: she's shut him down. Completely.

That is until a chance encounter leads to the hottest sex of their lives, along with the possibility of something great. Unfortunately, Anna wants it to remain a hook up. Now it’s up to Drew to tempt her with more: more sex, more satisfaction, more time with him. Until she’s truly hooked. It's a good thing Drew knows all about winning.

All’s fair in love and football…Game on.

New Adult/Contemporary Romance with a HEA - Recommended for readers 17 and older.
 

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