Κυριακή, 31 Μαΐου 2015

Happily Ever Never by Jennifer Foor **Release Day Launch**






I was about to marry the man of my dreams.
We had it all; a life that most could only wish for. I felt like the luckiest woman in the world.
Then, in the blink of an eye, it was taken from me.
Now I can’t grasp how to move forward.
I don’t even think I want to.
Whether I’m dead or alive, my happily ever after is NEVER going to happen.

Jennifer Foor is an award winning Contemporary Romance Author. She's best known for the Mitchell Family Series, which includes ten books.
She is married with two children and spends most of her time behind a keyboard, writing stories that come from her heart. 





Σάββατο, 30 Μαΐου 2015

The Consequence of Revenge (Consequence #2) by Rachel Van Dyken **Review**




After losing his best friend to another guy, the notoriously too-confident Max Emory suddenly feels lost. He may have devastatingly good looks, an abundance of charm, and a claim to one of the biggest hotel empires around, but he has no ambition anymore. So when his fed-up friends decide they’ve had enough of his moping, they sign him up to be the next bachelor on the reality series Love Island. And between his pride and his forged signature on an ironclad contract, Max just can’t say no.

Now he’s stranded in paradise with twenty-four women, one terrifying goat, and Becca, the breathtaking barista who already turned him down back home. The closer Max gets to Becca, the more determined he becomes to win her over. As she gets to know him better, things start heating up. But is Becca really after Max’s heart—or is she after the cash prize she could claim once the cameras stop rolling?





**3 Mighty Max stars**


If you have read the The Consequence of Loving Colton Then you probably have met and remember Max. In the first book Max pretended to be his best friend's boyfriend. After many shenanigans, his friends planned a revenge and applied for him to be the next Bachelor on the reality show "Love Island- Sink or Swim: Season Five".

Max got qualified being not only handsome, but also a millionaire. He's now forced to spend the next weeks in an island with 25 women , hungry for him, willing to be the winner and not only win his 'love', but also the financial reward. Becca is one of the contestants and she aims for the money, because she needs them for her college. She's not interested in him, especially since she was a local, who had met and rejected him before the game. Maybe an alliance between them could work, but what happens when her insecurities get in the way?


Max is a unique character. Completely funny, flirty and definitely over the top with his ridiculous words and actions. The whole book is like his character. Full of shenanigans and over the top scenes. For those who have read the first book, yes Jason was still a walking accident. I rolled my eyes several times, but I can't hide the fact that I also laughed and enjoyed Max's book, more than the first one. My biggest complaint though, was about the events that happened at the last part of the book. I was really disappointed by the turn of events at the final act at the island.. I'm not sure if I'm going to continue the rest of the series, but I'm definitely curious to read something different by Rachel. I think her Eagle Elite series will work for me, more than the Consequences.

Arc provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

Παρασκευή, 29 Μαΐου 2015

Lust (The Allure Chronicles #2) by Alyssa Rose Ivy **Cover Reveal & Giveaway**


We are so excited for this Cover Reveal (and the book!) for Alyssa Rose Ivy's LUST!! LUST is a New Adult Paranormal Romance releasing July 16, 2015 and the second novel in her The Allure Chronicles Series!

 
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Lust (The Allure Chronicles #2)

After years of searching Daisy and Owen have finally found each other, only to face the threat of being forced apart. If they are unable to stop Daisy from becoming an Allure, she will forever lose the ability to love.

Desperate to stop the change before time runs out, they must decide what price they are willing to pay to save their love.

  And don't miss LURE, the first book in The Allure Chronicles and SEDUCTION'S KISS, a prequel novella:    LURE

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About LURE: There's danger in the beauty... Two years, six months, and twenty-five days. That's how long it had been since I'd seen my winged hero— not that I'd been counting. I'd suffered through years of counseling just to convince my friends and family that I wasn't crazy and knew he didn't exist. But he did. And I was done waiting. Days after college graduation I headed back down to New Orleans to retrace my steps and find Owen again only to find my life was about to get even crazier... thanks to the most beautiful and dangerous of all paranormal creatures, the Allures.  
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About SEDUCTION’S KISS: *Prequel novella to Lure (The Allure Chronicles #1)* Never agree to a road trip to New Orleans with your roommate. At least not when your roommate is dragging you along while she reconnects with an ex-boyfriend. Possible consequences of failing to take my advice: 1) Unknowingly going out with a vampire stripper 2) Getting kidnapped by said vampire's nest mates 3) Falling head over heels for your winged hero Believe it or not number 3 is the worst one, especially when no one believes you that he exists. 


  
Alyssa Rose Ivy- Author PhotoAlyssa Rose Ivy Bio: Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.           

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Dare To Run (The Sons of Steel Row #1) by Jen McLaughlin **Cover Reveal & Giveaway**


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Today we are celebrating the release of the DARE TO RUN cover! DARE TO RUN is a gritty, super sexy, adult title coming out on February 2, 2016 from Jen McLaughlin and published by Penguin (NAL Signet). To celebrate, we are having a scavenger hunt! There are 8 clues scattered around groups of bloggers hosting this feature. All you have to do is find all 8 clues and figure out the scrambled word.

To make it easy for you, we will tell you where you can find Clue #1.

Just go to this article on DARE TO RUN, found at USA Today HEA!

In order to find the groups of bloggers posting, go to Jen McLaughlin's blog and she will have the lists so you can check out each group and find the remaining 7 clues.

 

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DARE TO RUN Summary:

The New York times bestselling author of the Out of Line Novels takes readers to Boston where one gang of criminals knows how being bad can be so good…

She knows what he’s like on Boston’s mean streets. Now she’s going to find out if he’s got some heart.

Lucas Donahue is not ashamed of his criminal past, but after a brief stint in prison, he’s ready to go legit and live a normal life. The problem is, no one leaves the gang without permission—even if he is one of the boss’s top men. Plus someone’s placed a hit on him. And then there’s that feisty little bartender who’s going to cause him even more trouble.

Heidi Greene knows to keep her distance from a ladies’ man like Lucas—even if she can’t keep her eyes off him. When he rescues her from an attack in the alley outside her bar, she’s forced to stay by his side for safety. But the longer she spends time with him, the greater her chances are for getting hurt in more ways than one.

 

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Jen McLaughlin is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of sexy New Adult books. Under her pen name Diane Alberts, she is a multi-published, bestselling author of Contemporary Romance with Entangled Publishing. Her first release as Jen McLaughlin, Out of Line, released September 6 2013, and hit the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal lists. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. She is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal-clear water. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal-clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, and a cat. Her goal is to write so many well-crafted romance books that even a non-romance reader will know her name.

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Πέμπτη, 28 Μαΐου 2015

Behind Your Back (Behind Your Back #1) by Chelsea M. Cameron **Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway**








To get to him, I need to use her.
I’ll play her like a violin and have her falling in love with me before she even knows what’s happening.
It will be easy. I’ve done it before and I’ll do it again.
She’s just a girl.
A tool to get what I want.
When I’m done with her I won’t think twice about walking away.
At least, that was what I thought.
Until I met her.






3.5 "I knew you were trouble" stars


Quinn Brand is a successful businessman, working in finance and helping rich people with their investments. Or maybe not? Maybe his real name is Sylas, he's a simple boy who enjoys beer and hamburgers and hanging out with his cat, instead of hiding his tattooed body under expensive suits. He pretends to be someone else. He wears his facade and the only way to move on with the plan is to get under her skin. If only she knew that he's using her to get to her father..

Saige is fierce, passionate, a redhead rebel with a tattoo and piercings. She is a spitfire and for the first time ever his mark is a challenge. But what should be an easy mission, seems to get complicated when he realizes that this girl is trouble and he becomes obsessed with her, when this wasn't supposed to happen. Is he really going to follow the plan and break her heart in the process?


I always struggle when it comes to putting my thoughts into words. There's not much I can say about this book. I enjoyed the writing and the characters seemed to have many layers. I think this book could give a new meaning to the quote "looks are deceiving". I liked Cash's character and his friendship with the guys was really wonderful. I do hope we get to see more of them and his 'mystery' past in the next book.

However, I have to admit that it was very predictable to me and I always appreciate the element of surprise, something that didn't meet my expectations here. It was so obvious that I hoped the so called cliffhanger wouldn't be what I thought to be. I was disappointed because I had seen that coming from miles away and I got bummed because of it.

I still enjoyed the story though and I'm curious to see how it's going to continue in the next book. It was also quite steamy and I enjoyed their dates and conversations about life, movies and books. The hero is swoon worthy, so if you're into tattooed guys with suits and a cat as a pet and heroines with an attitude, then you'll definitely like this one ;)

Arc was kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.




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Chelsea M. Cameron's Bio:
Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA New York Times/USA Today Best Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world's worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting (this one time, she was tweeted by Neil Gaiman). She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.



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Τετάρτη, 27 Μαΐου 2015

Conviction (Consolation Duet #2) by Corinne Michaels **Release Blitz, Excerpt & Giveaway**





Liam and Natalie’s return in Conviction by Corinne Michaels!
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Blurb
Book Two in the Consolation Duet

I fell in love with Liam only to be left shattered into a million pieces. Again. The idea of being without him cripples me but the reality is, he’s gone. 
He doesn’t understand and I can’t make him. 
If only he’d see the conviction behind my words—then he’d still be here.
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Excerpt
His voice is thick and husky as he refuses to break from my eyes. “Tell me you’re real.”
“I’m real.”
“Tell me you’re really here.”
“I’m here with you.” My hand rises, and I press my thumb to his lips. “I’m here for you. I’m here with only you. I need you so much.”
His eyes close as I rub my thumb, savoring the rough feel on my skin.
“Stay with me,” he pleads.
Liam’s hands rest on each side of my face as I drag him down further. “There’s nowhere else I want to be.” Our lips meet, and I lose myself.  



Consolation (Book One)

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Blurb
Liam wasn’t supposed to be my happily ever after.
He wasn’t even on my radar.
He was my husband’s best friend—forbidden.

But my husband is dead and I’m alone. I ache for him and I reach for Liam.

One night with Liam changed everything. Now I have to decide if I truly love him or if he’s just the consolation prize.

About the Author


Corinne Michaels is an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. She’s happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife. After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness.

Both her maternal and paternal grandmothers were librarians, which only intensified her love of reading. After years of writing short stories, she couldn’t ignore the call to finish her debut novel, Beloved. Her alpha Navy SEALs are broken, beautiful, and will steal your heart.

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Getting Played by Mia Storm **Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway**













Rules of the game:
1) Never underestimate your opponent
2) Avoid personal fouls
3) Score early and often
4) Play or get played

Coach Marcus Leon has always played by the rules…until he meets Addaline Grace, the seventeen-year-old senior transfer on his Oak Crest High water polo team. Addie changes all the rules, mostly because she doesn’t play any games. But as off limits as she is, the more Marcus discovers about Addie, the more he finds himself…and the more he questions whether Addie might just be worth risking everything for.

For Addie, water polo is anger management. She’s driven and focused because it keeps her mind off other things…like the fact she destroyed her family. Her game plan is to keep her head down and graduate so she can leave her father and the crappy town he dragged her to in her wake. But when what starts as friendly completion with Marcus turns into more than a game, Addie has to decide if she’s willing to face down her demons…and possibly ruin the man she may or may not be falling in love with in the process.



What happens when the only thing you need is the one thing you can’t have?

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**4 Hot Coach stars**


Marcus is still struggling to accept his sister's new husband. They had met when his sister was still underage and he was older than her, plus one of her professor's assistants and he can't swallow that pill. 

Meanwhile, he's back to his hometown, coach of the swimming team and he's also working as a personal trainer at a gym. But it's not what he really wanted. He expected to get hired as PE teacher, but another colleague of his got the position. Marcus had always been fan of the 'no strings attached' policy and he's never been interested in relationships, until he meets Addie. 
"You don't get to choose who you fall in love with. That's why it's called falling. It's out of anyone's control."


Addie happens to be a new resident in Oak Crest, after an incident that changed her life. She struggles with her own demons, therefore she just wants to be invisible and that's why she keeps her distance and avoids making friendships, becoming the quiet one. But what happens when she meets Marcus and he doesn't remember that she's part of the swimming team he coaches? 

Will Marcus keeps his distance, since he is opposed to be in any kind of relationship with a student? And if he doesn't is he going to have the same problems his brother-in-law had dealt with?
"I have to rein this back. Whatever I'm feeling can't happen. It's wrong on so many levels."


I really enjoyed this book. If I have to be honest, I liked it even more than Getting Dirty. Maybe because I liked the heroine more. Her background, her struggle and pain made her more real to me. Also, Marcus tried to hold himself away from her, trying not to repeat history, like Blaire with Caiden. 
"I don't know what the hell I'm doing anymore. All I know for sure is I was crazy to think that any of this is in my control."


I really loved their journey and the secondary characters, like Addie's father really made the book a biggest pleasure. Love it when I can watch some character development and I wish we could have seen more from Addie, but I'm not going to complain because everything rolled rightfully, even when I stressed that this was indeed a repeat of the first book. (view spoiler). I wish we had seen more of what happened to Nate.I wouldn't mind watching Marcus & Caiden 'working' together against him. You get what I mean ;) However, I'm still pleased with the turn of events & I would recommend this book. 

Arc kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.






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?





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 with her online at MiaStormAuthor.blogspot.com , on Twitter at @MiaStormAuthor, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MiaStormAuthor

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