Release Day + Giveaway – All Things Pretty (Pretty Series) by M. Leighton

All Things Pretty Release Day Launch

Today is release day for All Things Pretty, the third book in the Pretty Series by New York Times bestselling author, M. Leighton. Be sure to check out her giveaway below.

All Things Pretty (Pretty #3) by M. Leighton

All Things Pretty (Pretty #3) by M. Leighton

About the Book
Title: All Things Pretty
Series: Pretty #3
Author: M. Leighton
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 30, 2014
Links: Goodreads | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Amazon

Synopsis
Pretending to be something they’re not, afraid to trust anyone completely, destined to tear each other apart– this is the story of unlikely love and unbearable consequences.

Sig Locke is a cop. He was raised by a cop and all his brothers are cops. He bleeds blue, believes in right and wrong, and sees in black and white, never in shades of gray.

But that was before he met Tommi.

Tommi, with her long legs and bright green eyes, she captured Sig’s interest from the moment he saw her. Even after he discovered who she was–the girlfriend of a drug dealer, the beauty behind a criminal–he still found her utterly irresistible. What Sig doesn’t know, however, is that she has a secret even a cop can’t uncover.

Tommi Lawrence hasn’t had an easy life, and it only got more complicated the day she met Sig. She learned long ago that she can’t trust anyone. Her gut tells her that Sig is no exception, her heart tells her that he is. But that was before she found out his real identity.

Can love be forged in a fire of lies? Or will the truth destroy them both?

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Excerpt
Her lips are still curved when she turns her attention back to me.  Something about the moment hits me like a punch to the gut.  I think for a second that I could stand here and stare at her, just enjoy her smile and her happiness for hours.  Days, maybe.  But I can’t.   We can’t. So, instead, I brush a clump of mud from the end of her nose. “Have fun?”

“I did. Thank you. This was so good for him.”

“And you.”

“And me,” she concedes.

“You can be the real you around me anytime.  I won’t tell a soul.”

“So you prefer this?”

“Oh, hell yeah!  I don’t need glamorous. Or proper.”

“I’m not proper.”

“You forget that I heard your…expressiveness that day on the side of the road.  And it didn’t consist of ‘darn’ or ‘golly gee’.  But I haven’t heard anything like that come out of your mouth since then.”

“Ladies aren’t supposed to talk that way, according to Lance.”

“I don’t want a lady. I want a woman.  One who knows her own mind. One who wears what she’s comfortable in, one who says what she’s thinking.”  I take a step closer. I can’t help myself. Her scent draws me in.  Even covered in mud, she smells like sexy sunshine.  “I want the woman who kisses like she’s on fire and makes me feel like I’m the only one who can put her out.”

“Sig,” she begins.

I break in to cut her off.  I know her objections.  And I know how much I don’t want to hear them.  “I’m just being honest.  I’m not even touching you.”

Her eyes are glued to mine, a damn near irresistible gravity pulling us together.  “It’s not like you can anyway.  I mean, we’re in public.  With my little brother.  What could you possibly touch?”

I reach down and smear my hand in mud.  With her eyes locked on mine, I reach between us and flatten my palm on her chest, right over her heart.  “This.  I’d touch this.”

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Author M. Leighton

Author M. Leighton

About the Author
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, M. Leighton, is a native of Ohio. She relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she can be near the water all summer and miss the snow all winter. Possessed of an overactive imagination from early in her childhood, M. Leighton finally found an acceptable outlet for her fantastical visions: literary fiction.

Having written over a dozen novels, these days M. Leighton enjoys letting her mind wander to more romantic settings with sexy Southern guys, much like the one she married and the ones you’ll find in her latest books. When her thoughts aren’t roaming in that direction, she’ll be riding horses, swimming in ponds and experiencing life on a ranch, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.

A note from M. Leighton: I love coffee and chocolate, even more so when they are combined. I’m convinced that one day they could be the basis for world peace. I also love the color red and am seriously considering dying my hair.

Where to Find M. Leighton
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Release Day + Giveaway – The Fine Art of Pretending by Rachel Harris

The Fine Art of Pretending Release Day Launch

Today, Rachel Harris releases her latest young adult novel, The Fine Art of Pretending, the first book in The Fine Art of Pretending series.

The Fine Art of Pretending by Rachel Harris

The Fine Art of Pretending by Rachel Harris

About the Book
Title: The Fine Art of Pretending
Series: The Fine Art of Pretending #1
Author: Rachel Harris
Genre: Young Adult Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 30, 2014
Links: Goodreads | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | Kobo | Amazon | Amazon UK |  IndieBound

Synopsis
According to the guys at Fairfield Academy, there are two types of girls: the kind you hook up with, and the kind you’re friends with. Seventeen-year-old Alyssa Reed is the second type. And she hates it. With just one year left to change her rank, she devises a plan to become the first type by homecoming, and she sets her sights on the perfect date—Justin Carter, Fairfield Academy’s biggest hottie and most notorious player.

With 57 days until the dance, Aly launches Operation Sex Appeal and sheds her tomboy image. The only thing left is for Justin actually to notice her. Enter best friend Brandon Taylor, the school’s second biggest hottie, and now Aly’s pretend boyfriend. With his help, elevating from “funny friend” to “tempting vixen” is only a matter of time.

But when everything goes according to plan, the inevitable “break up” leaves their friendship in shambles, and Aly and Brandon with feelings they can’t explain. And the fake couple discovers pretending can sometimes cost you the one thing you never expected to want.

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Excerpt
An exhale of breath leaves Brandon’s lips, almost like a laugh, and he scoots closer to me on the blanket. I twist my legs under myself, sitting tall as I face him. He cups my chin and tilts it toward him, drowning me in the now dark-green depths of his eyes, the cologne I gave him for his birthday filling my head. It’s woodsy and yummy and I always loved how it smelled on the store testers, but on Brandon, it’s even sexier. My eyes flutter closed, and I inhale again, this time slowly. Goose bumps prickle my arms, and my head gets fuzzy.

Brandon slides his hand down the column of my neck and brings the other up, threading his fingers through the hair at my nape. His breath fans across my cheek, and everything south of my bellybutton squeezes tight.

When his mouth first meets mine, it’s hesitant, questioning. But as I move my lips with his, he quickly grows bolder, coaxing them apart.

Desire, pure and raw, electrifies my veins as his tongue sweeps my mouth. A whimpering sound springs from my chest, and instinctively, I wrap my arms around his neck, tugging him closer. Needing more. My teeth graze his full bottom lip, and I pull it, sucking on it gently.

He moans and knots his fingers in my hair, and a thrill dances down my back.

Brandon is an amazing kisser, just as I knew he would be. I have no control over my body’s reactions. I lose myself in his lips, his tongue, and his strong arms, forgetting time and space and even my surroundings—until Gabi’s snicker brings reality crashing around us, reminding me we have an audience.

And that I’m kissing Brandon.

We break apart, out of breath, and stare into each other’s eyes.

That was unexpected. 

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Author Rachel Harris

Author Rachel Harris

About the Author
Award-winning and Bestselling author Rachel Harris writes humorous love stories about sassy girls next door and the hot guys that make them swoon. Emotion, vibrant settings, and strong relationships are a staple in each of her books…and kissing. Lots of kissing.

An admitted Diet Mountain Dew addict and homeschool mom, she gets through each day by laughing at herself, hugging her kids, and watching way too much Food Network with her husband. She writes young adult, new adult, and adult romance, and LOVES talking with readers.

Where to Find Rachel Harris
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Release Day + Giveaway – Contemporary Young Adult – Home is Where You Are by Tessa Marie

Home Is Where You Are Release Day

Today, we celebrate the release of Tessa Marie’s new young adult contemporary romance, Home is Where You Are.

Home is Where You Are by Tessa Marie

Home is Where You Are by Tessa Marie

About the Book
Title:
 Home is Where You Are
Author: Tessa Marie
Release Date: September 30, 2014
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
Anna’s life reads like a check list.
Straight A’s (Check)
Editor of the school paper (Check)
Volunteering time at the local soup kitchen (Check)
Ivy League (So close she can taste it)
Falling in love with a homeless boy (Not on the list)

Dean has a plan too. Survive. After being subjected to his foster father’s violent attacks, Dean made the hard choice to leave. Now he lives on the streets doing everything he can to get by, refusing to let people help him. But when he meets Anna, he realizes not everyone is out to hurt him.

Slowly, Anna and Dean let each other in, blending their two worlds into one. But when a series of events brings Dean’s world into perspective, he pushes Anna away. Not willing to accept the line that divides them, Anna sets out to bring Dean back to her. Her determination and faith in their future puts her on the tracks of danger, and he is the only one who can save her.

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Author Tessa Marie

Author Tessa Marie

About the Author
Tessa Marie lives in the same town she grew up in on Long Island, NY with her long time boyfriend and their fish. Her debut novel (NEVER) AGAIN, a NA romance, released in Fall 2013 with Berkley (Penguin) and (ONCE) AGAIN released this summer under her real name, Theresa Paolo.

She is also the coauthor of the Amazon bestseller KING SIZED BEDS AND HAPPY TRAILS and BEACH SIDE BEDS AND SANDY PATHS, a YA contemporary series. She has a hard time accepting the fact she’s nearing thirty, and uses her characters to relive the best and worst years of her life.

She put her love of writing on hold while she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Dowling College. When she’s not writing, she’s behind a camera, reading, or can be found on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook

Where to Find Tessa Marie
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Excerpt + Giveaway – Fractured Lines (Out of Line Series) by Jen McLaughlin

Fractured Lines by Jen McLaughlin will be releasing October 14th, but first we have some exclusive content to share. Each week, FINNClub team members will be sharing special details from the book, and series, in order to share their excitement for the new novel. Today we have an excerpt from FRACTURED LINES! Watch out, it’s spicy!

Fractured Lines (Out of Line Series) by Jen McLaughlin

Fractured Lines (Out of Line Series) by Jen McLaughlin

About the Book
Title: Fractured Lines
Series: Out of Line #4
Author: Jen McLaughlin
Genre: New Adult Romance (17+)
Release Date: October 14, 2014
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Kobo

Synopsis
The lines we once crossed so easily have widened and torn us apart…

Once upon a time I thought Finn and I would live happily ever after, but real life doesn’t always have a happy ending. He’s testing my trust, and I’m losing faith in the man I thought I’d spend the rest of my life with, and there’s nothing I do can stop it. He’s the one I trusted to keep me safe, but now he’s the source of my greatest pain…

Forgiveness is fragile, and some fractures never fully heal…

One mistake—a slip in a moment of weakness—might cost me everything I’ve worked so hard for. The thing about trust is that it’s a lot easier to lose than it is to build. Just as I’m about to give up and surrender to the demons from my past, an unexpected threat reminds me what I’m best at: protecting the woman I love. Whether or not she wants me, I will fight for Carrie and our daughter, and I will keep them safe—no matter the cost.

Even if I have to put my life and my heart on the line.

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Excerpt
I lowered my face even more. “I need you so damn bad. Let me kiss you. Let me make it better. I know how to make it all better.”

I brushed my lips across hers gently, testing her reaction. She kissed me back. So soft I barely felt it, and yet I somehow felt it down to my soul.

With a small groan, I closed my mouth over hers, crushing her against my chest and holding her so tightly I might have broken a rib. Man, I’d been waiting for this moment. For her to stop shutting me out. For her to want me as much as I needed her.

And now it was happening.

I slanted my mouth over hers, taking full control of the kiss. Backing her up against the wall, my tongue glided inside her mouth at the same time I slipped my leg in between hers. She gasped and opened her mouth wider, granting me full access.

Without hesitation, I took it, and then I took some more.
Like the greedy asshole I really was.
Part of me knew I should stop kissing her until I was better, but the other part of me wanted her too damn badly to give a shit about anything else. When I closed my hands around her hips, my fingers digging into the soft sides of her ass, she broke off the kiss and took a shaky breath.

I latched onto her neck, biting with just enough pressure to sting. It had been too long since I’d had her. Too long since I’d held her. Too long for everything. My injured leg protested against the weight I put on it, but I ignored the cry of protest it gave. Any pain I had to suffer was worth it, as long as Carrie was in my arms again, making those small sounds that drove me fucking insane.

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Author Jen McLaughlin

Author Jen McLaughlin

About the Author
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.

Where to Find Jen McLaughlin
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Release + Giveaway – As Long As You Love Me (2B Trilogy) by Ann Aguirre

As Long as You Love Me Release Day Launch

Today is release day for As Long As You Love Me by Ann Aguirre. As Long As You Love Me is the second book in her new adult contemporary romance series, 2B Trilogy published by Harlequin HQN.

As Long as You Love Me (2B Trilogy #2) by Ann Aguirre

As Long as You Love Me (2B Trilogy #2) by Ann Aguirre

About the Book
Title: As Long As You Love Me
Series: 2B Trilogy #2
Author: Ann Aguirre
Release Date: September 30, 2014
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N BAM | IndieBound | Vroman’s | Book Depository | Powell’siTuness 

Synopsis
Most people dream about getting out of Sharon, Nebraska, but after three years away, Lauren Barrett is coming home. There are the justifications she gives to everyone else—missing her family, losing her college scholarship.

And then there’s the reason Lauren can’t admit to anyone: Rob Conrad, her best friend’s older brother.

Football prowess and jaw-dropping good looks made Rob a star in high school. Out in the real world, his job and his relationships are going nowhere. He can’t pinpoint exactly what’s missing until Lauren comes back to town, bringing old feelings and new dreams with her. But he’s the guy that women love and leave—not the one who makes them think of forever.

Though she’s terrified of opening up, Lauren’s ready to take that chance. Because the only thing more important than figuring out where you truly belong is finding the person you were meant to be with.

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As Long as You Love Me Teaser

Excerpt
Mom was asleep, so I checked my email. I had the usual spam, plus notes from all my former roomies, which made me happy. I missed all of them, even Max, though things were unspeakably awkward between us at the end. I opened Nadia’s first:

LB! You know I miss you like crazy, right? Courtney’s in your bed right now, and she has completely alphabetized my books. I’m pretty sure there will be a lending library program implemented the next time I get home from work. So how’s Nebraska? Did you find a job yet? Have you started applying to any schools? I have like ten more questions but you’ll get grumpy if I dump them on you all at once. Hug and kiss my family for me, okay? Write back soon or I’m sending my brother to track you down.

She didn’t mention the hot single dad she’d broken up with right before I left. Mr. Hot Ginger had dumped Nadia for her own good, which would drive her quietly crazy. I’d felt horrible about the timing, but there was little I could do about it. I hadn’t gotten to know him well before I left, but Ty seemed like a good guy. He was only a few years older than us, but already had a four-year-old. That was the crux of the conflict.

Writing back, I didn’t quite nail the tone, talking about Rob too much and inventing interesting anecdotes because there was so little going on. I could’ve mentioned Krista, but Nadia had never been as close to her, and there was some tension by the time she moved. Mostly I didn’t want Nadia to worry; things would be fine once I got a job and had less time to fret about whether I’d made the right decision.

I opened Angus’s email next:

Hey, you. Got your check. It appears not to be rubber, but I said you didn’t have to pay me back. I hate you for leaving. Come back right now. I’ll wait. This is me, waiting. It’s been at least five minutes. You’re shattering my faith in humanity, Lauren. Take responsibility for it! Not sure what you’ve heard from Nadia, but she’s such a hot mess. I can’t believe you abandoned us. All the light has left my life. All of it! Okay, enough drama. I’m working on getting over Josh. Classes suck but I will survive. (You’re singing it now, aren’t you?)

“Damn you, Angus Starr. You know me too well.” I got up on my bed with a hairbrush and sang two verses before reading on.

In all seriousness, there is a Lauren-sized hole in my life. Please don’t lose touch. Write soon. Love and hugs, Angus.

It was simpler writing back to Angus; our friendship was sweet and uncomplicated. Briefly I considered deleting Max’s email without opening it, but that seemed like an asshole move. In the end, I read it, two lines only:

I’m sorry about everything. Take care of yourself.

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2B Trilogy

I Want It That Way by Ann Aguirre

I Want It That Way by Ann Aguirre

About Book 1
Title: 
I Want it That Way
Series: 2
B Trilogy
Author: 
Ann Aguirre
Release Date: 
August 26, 2014
Genre: 
New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | BAM Indiebound | Vroman’s | Book Depository | Powell’s  

Synopsis

Nadia Conrad has big dreams, and she’s determined to make them come true. But between maintaining her college scholarship and working at the local day care to support herself, dating’s the last thing on her mind. Then she moves into a new apartment and meets the taciturn yet irresistible guy in 1B….

Daniel Tyler has grown up too fast. Becoming a single dad at twenty turned his life upside down—and brought him heartache he can’t risk again. Now, as he raises his four-year-old son while balancing a full-time construction management job and night classes, the last thing he wants is noisy students living in the apartment upstairs. But one night, Nadia’s and Ty’s paths cross, and soon they can’t stay away from each other.

The timing is all wrong—but love happens when it happens. And you can’t know what you truly need until you stand to lose it.

“A tender, sweet, and sexy story about how life—and falling in love—can never be planned.”—Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wait for You

The Shape of My Heart by Ann Aguirre

The Shape of My Heart by Ann Aguirre

About Book 3
Title: The Shape of My Heart (2B Trilogy #3)
Author: Ann Aguirre
Release Date: November 25, 2014
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | BAM Indiebound | Vroman’s | Book Depository | Powell’s 

Synopsis
Some people wait decades to meet their soul mate. Courtney Kaufman suspects she met hers in high school—only to lose him at seventeen. Since then, Courtney’s social life has been a series of meaningless encounters, though she’s made a few close friends along the way. Especially her roommate, Max Cooper, who oozes damaged bad-boy vibes from every pore.

Max knows about feeling lost—he’s been on his own since he was sixteen. Now it’s time to find out if he can ever go home again, and Courtney’s the only one he trusts to go with him. But the trip to Providence could change everything….

It started out so simple. One misfit helping another. Now Max will do anything to show Courtney that for every heart that’s ever been broken, there’s another that can make it complete.

“New Adult storytelling with an elegant and refined voice that is entirely unique in the genre.”
New York Times bestselling author Jay Crownover on I Want It That Way

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Author Ann Aguirre

Author Ann Aguirre

About the Author
Ann Aguirre is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author and RITA winner with a degree in English Literature; before she began writing full time, she was a clown, a clerk, a voice actress, and a savior of stray kittens, not necessarily in that order.

She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in sunny Mexico with her husband, children, and various pets. Ann likes books, emo music, action movies, and she writes all kinds of genre fiction for adults and teens, published with Harlequin, Macmillan, and Penguin, among others.

Where to Find Ann Aguirre
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Book Review – Contemporary Romance – Indiscretion: Volume 4 by Elisabeth Grace

Indiscretion Volume 4 by Elisabeth Grace

Indiscretion Volume 4 by Elisabeth Grace

4 Stars

Synopsis
The image was seared into my mind. Imprinted. Emblazoned. Etched.

Did I blame him for what I saw? Or myself, for allowing him the ability to cause the pain coursing through me?

Betrayal was a weapon that cut to the core—the ‘what ifs’ the infection that festered in the wound.

I’d thought we’d had roadblocks thrown in front of us before. Damn. Those would have seemed like mere speed bumps if I’d seen what was coming…

Little did I know that what was headed our way would prove to be the biggest test of all—putting impossible choices in front of us. None of which seemed to lead to a happy ending in which the two of us were together.

****This is the FINAL volume in Max & Chloe’s story!***

My Review
Volume 4 picks up on the heels of Volume 3 as Chloe and Max deal with the fallout from the charity event. This final installment wraps up loose ends, builds to a dramatic climax, and ends with a satisfying conclusion. At 152 pages, it’s the longest book in the series and it has a lot of ground to cover, and does so while remaining true to the story and to the characters. I felt this book lacked some of the intense heat from the earlier books, but all relationships cool somewhat with time, so it’s probably okay. Plus it’s just less intense, not non-existent. I was thrilled to discover I was dead wrong about who was behind the weird things happening to Chloe, but I found the revelation a flat.

Plot
This volume is more plot-driven than the previous books in the series and a lot takes place. I won’t spoil anything, but we get answers to all of our questions, and new events are introduced that threaten to tear the happy couple apart again. This is by far the most emotional installment and I think everyone will be able to relate in some way to a pivotal event. I will say that I was surprised more than once. I knew something bad was coming, because author Elisabeth Grace foreshadowed it, but I wasn’t prepared for how it evolved, which kept me on my toes and reading until the very end.

Characters
The characters evolve more fully in the final book, growing, changing and becoming the people they need to be in order to be together. We finally learn Max’s secret and find out why he keeps everyone at arms’ length. It’s interesting to examine both Chloe and Max at the end of their story in light of how they originally met.

Bottom Line
A satisfying conclusion to the series that wraps up loose ends and gives us our happily ever after.

Disclaimer
I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

About the Book
Title: Indiscretion: Volume Four
Series: Indiscretion Series #4
Author: Elisabeth Grace
Release Date: September 15, 2014
Pages: 152
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iTunes

Author Elisabeth Grace

Author Elisabeth Grace

About the Author
I have a soft spot for romance novels with happily ever afters and a hot spot for alpha males! I currently live outside Toronto, Canada with my hubby and two small children. Life is busy, but never to busy for a good story and to share my love of reading and writing with others.

I’d been an avid reader my entire life, but when I discovered romance novels during my first pregnancy I was hooked! Not sure if it was the hormones or the lack of a life that was headed my way once my daughter was born, but since then I’ve been devouring several romance books a week. I love nothing more than reading about some serious alpha males and a happily ever after.

Where to Find Elisabeth Grace
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Blog Tour – Excerpt + GIveaway – Ensuing Darkness by Sabrina Giles

Ensuing Darkness Blog Tour

Welcome to the Ensuing Darkness blog tour, Book 1 in the young adult paranormal fantasy Dark Chronicles series by Sabrina Giles

Ensuing Darkness (Dark Chronicles #1) by Sabrina Giles

Ensuing Darkness (Dark Chronicles #1) by Sabrina Giles

About the Book
Title: Ensuing Darkness
Series: Dark Chronicles #1
Author: Sabrina Giles
Release Date: January 15, 2014
Genre: 
Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords

Synopsis
Kota’s hometown is harboring more secrets than she ever imagined.

Hunting, partying, and hanging with the guys has made up the most of her frustratingly simple life, and she’s looking hard for something else. Something new. Unfortunately for her, she gets her wish senior year when a family of dancers comes Waltzing into her life.

Unbeknownst to Kota however, the Peters are hiding dark secrets and a dark past that’s still chasing them. Their dangerous mission needs to go perfectly, but when the twins get mixed up in a taboo romance with Kota and her best friend Sue, things get nasty for everyone.

Driven by her inexhaustible curiosity and the disturbing effect the Peters have on her, Kota starts pushing her way towards the truth without hesitation. All at once, she’s surrounded by everything she never knew existed, and now more than just her life is in danger.

So be careful what you wish for…it might kill you.

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Excerpt
As the rock connected with my head, my vision blurred and blackness threatened to overcome me. I blinked it away temporarily, more tears from the pain sliding down my face, and looked up at him. How could this be happening? I never, in all my life, thought he would… The world was spinning and I was beginning to feel nauseous. He was saying something, but it was like I was under water. I felt bile rising in my throat and started to say I was going to puke when he was suddenly off of me.

I rolled over and wretched. When I looked up, I saw him flying backwards through the air, being carried by something with huge claws. Whatever it was, it was too covered in shadows to make anything out clearly, but I didn’t deliberate on it too much. I wiped the bile from my lips and staggered into a run that steadily increased in speed.

Then out of nowhere, something big slammed into the ground in front of me, and I smacked into it before I could stop. I fell to the ground, my dizziness returning and the corners of my vision became rimmed in blackness. I squinted and forced myself to focus as the mound of billowing smoke moved and grew taller, showing what lay beneath the shroud. I started backpedalling as I took in the sight. Eyes as red as blood stared down at me, while a wide mouth showed sharp teeth and let more smoke fall with every breath. Its body was a dark gray and covered in short fur that still showed all the muscle underneath. The huge wings, which were made of sinew with small hooks at the tips, were open and ready while one of the claw-like hands reached out for me. I’m hallucinating. I’m hallucinating. I have a concussion and I’m hallucinating. I kept repeating in my head, but no matter how many times I thought it, it wasn’t helping me calm down. It seemed too real.

I screamed like I’d never screamed before and turned to run, but the smoke was already too close. I could smell chocolate, vanilla, and peppermint? Then smoke from a campfire and the smell of the forest. I slowed my escape, as the smell of the smoke overtook me. I became light-headed and lethargic. What’s going on? Why am I… why am I moving so slow? What the… hell is that thing? I shook my head, but that just made it worse and I had to lay on the ground to steady myself. “Wha…wha…” I tried to speak, but it was like my mouth wouldn’t work.

The creature walked up to me slowly, looking me over, and I squinted up at it as my vision worsened. I tried to fight whatever was happening to me and shook my head. “Please…” I fought with my mouth to form the word. “Plea… se…” It just looked at me for a minute, and then started reaching for me when everything went black.

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Author Sabrina Giles

Author Sabrina Giles

About the Author
Sabrina Giles was born during a storm, in a room with no windows and no electricity. She used to hate reading fiction so much her mother made it a punishment, and then suddenly something clicked. Now she can’t stop writing it.

Ensuing Darkness is the first in her series The Dark Chronicles. She’s persistently working on its sequel, as well as a couple other projects you might see popping up soon.

When she’s not writing, she can be found spending time with her husband, being crafty or making tasty messes in the kitchen.

She & her husband currently live in Illinois with a boxer, a fat cat, and are expecting their first child.

Where to Find Sabrina Giles
Website | Facebook | Twitter Goodreads | Amazon | Google+ | Tumblr

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YA Book Release – Ending Unusual (Rylee Everley Series) by S.M. Knowles

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Today is release day for Ending Unusual, Book 4 in the Rylee Everly series. See below for more about Book 4, the series, and author, S.M. Knowles

Ending Unusual (Rylee Everley #4) by S.M. Knowles

Ending Unusual (Rylee Everley #4) by S.M. Knowles

About the Book
Title: Ending Unusual
Series: Rylee Everly #4
Author: S.M. Knowles
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Release Date: September 29, 2014
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
Rylee and Brock are finally a couple, but fate may have other plans for them as Chance declares his true feelings for Rylee.

Now she is faced with making a decision she never thought she would need to make while trying to save her friends. In the process, Rylee learns some new tricks and skills she never knew she had, but it comes with a price.

An invisible gelatin wall, a haunting dream about her father, Adysin’s plans, and Rylee’s feelings play against her in this final installment.

As another student disappears, will they be able to find her and finally end the coven?

Or will Rylee end up losing everything by trying to save those she loves?

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Ending Unusual Teaser

 Have’t started the Rylee Everly Series Yet? Check out the first book in the series, Unusual Awakening.

Unusual Awakening (Rylee Everley #1) by S.M. Knowles

Unusual Awakening (Rylee Everley #1) by S.M. Knowles

About Book 1
Title: Unusual Awakening
Series: Rylee Everly #1
Author: S.M. Knowles
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Release Date: November 21, 2013
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
With tears and a tight hug, Rylee Everley’s dad left for Afghanistan with the Army Reserve. Since his deployment, her mom has been distant, her sisters are constantly fighting, and Rylee, at only thirteen years old, has to be the glue to keep them together. While her mother stays locked in her room, Rylee has been forced into the role of parent.

Now, two years later, a freak accident involving a bus at school promises to restore some normality to her family. In spite of not knowing how their father is, her mother is happy and her sisters don’t seem to fight as much as they used to. Rylee herself is seeing more of her friends and is even trying to sort out her own feelings about Brock Parker. However, something dark threatens to disrupt that normality for personal gain, and that darkness is willing to break every rule to get what it wants.

Author S.M. Knowles

Author S.M. Knowles

About the Author
S.M. Knowles was born in Elmira, New York where she was swept away in a whirlwind to the Land of Oz–Independence, Kansas. Her parents were relocating for working opportunities and decided that this would be the perfect place to start new roots. Little did she know that this place would contribute to the inspiration for the first book she wrote in her Rylee Everley Series.

While growing up, S.M. would travel the roads around her house while imagining she was somewhere else. Her imagination would take her everywhere, making the long hot summer days seem shorter throughout her fantasies.

At the age of twelve, she decided to write her first book. Filled mostly with dialog, she filled up one-hundred pages, front and back. After taking the book downstairs to show her mom, and persuading her to buy her more paper, she excitedly ran back to her room. As she barreled through the door, S.M. tripped over items left on her floor, and her papers came raining down in her room. Discouraged, she stood there in tears, picking up her papers and throwing them in the trash. Her work had no organization, no numbers on her pages, just a child fulfilling a joy that she would put down and not pick up again.

When she became older, she joined the military for something different. In that time, she was able to explore many places and even met her husband in Iraq. After coming home, she started her family in Arizona and went back to school, earning a Master’s degree in Adult Education and Training.

Where to Find S.M. Knowles
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter

Cover Reveal + Giveaway – Camryn Cross Series by Brina Courtney

Camryn Cross Cover Reveal

Brina Courtney is revealing the covers to her new Camryn Cross Series. Be sure to read below for the details on all three books and her giveaway.

Runaway (Camryn Cross #1) by Brina Courtney

Runaway (Camryn Cross #1) by Brina Courtney

About Book 1
Title:
 Runaway
Series: Camryn Cross #1
Author: Brina Courtney
Release Date: October 20, 2014
Genre: Paranormal
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
Camryn Cross is not human. But she doesn’t know what she is. Not yet.

The world is falling apart and her only escape is Camp Silverlake where she frequently stayed as a child. But Camryn’s summers weren’t filled with crafting and swimming, they were spent learning combat skills and how to protect herself from the outside world.

Now she must return to Camp Silverlake to learn the truth, about who she is and she’ll discover the secret hidden within her blood. A secret that could save them all.

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No Going Back (Camryn Cross #2) by Brina Courtney

No Going Back (Camryn Cross #2) by Brina Courtney

About Book 2
Title:
 No Going Back
Series: Camryn Cross #2
Author: Brina Courtney
Release Date: November 10, 2014
Genre: Paranormal
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
Camryn Cross is not human. But her best friend Kiley is.

They’re stuck, they can’t leave Silverlake without possibly being killed. Or Kiley could become one of the Sick. She could die. But Silverlake isn’t safe for her either. The Cured don’t want her there. The sickness could use her to mutate the virus again.

She could kill them all.

Camryn could be the key to saving them.

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Fight On (Camryn Cross #3) by Brina Courtney

Fight On (Camryn Cross #3) by Brina Courtney

About Book 3
Title:
 Fight On
Series: Camryn Cross #3
Author: Brina Courtney
Release Date: November 24, 2014
Genre: Paranormal
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
Camryn Cross is not human. But she will fight to protect those who are.

Kiley is her best friend. And now there’s Finn. Finn with his blue eyes, and his long eyelashes. Finn makes Camryn’s heart stop. She has to decide to not stop for him though. The Sick are coming and if they get inside the walls of Silverlake war will be inevitable.

Death is everywhere.

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Author Brina Courtney

Author Brina Courtney

About the Author
Brina Courtney is a young adult author obsessed with chocolate, crime shows, and fantasy movies. She’s spent the last few years as an elementary teacher and a high school cheering coach. She lives in a small town in Pennsylvania with her husband and two very loud, small dogs.

Where to Find Brina Courtney
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon

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Young Adult Book Blitz + Giveaway – Black Atonement (Vulcan Legacies) by Sahsa Hibbs

Welcome to the Black Atonement blitz, the third book in the young adult paranormal series, Vulcan Legacies, by Sasha Hibbs.

Black Atonement (Vulcan Legacies #3) by Sasha Hibbs

Black Atonement (Vulcan Legacies #3) by Sasha Hibbs

About the Book
Title:
 Black Atonement
Series: Vulcan Legacies #3
Author: Sasha Hibbs
Publisher: Evernight Teen
Release Date: September 26, 2014
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
The burden of Dave’s girlfriend’s death pushes Brandi, the Seraph of Love, to abduct David Howels hoping she can protect Dave from his murderous father, Ragnar, and also atone for all her sins.

Leaving a trail of broken hearts, will Brandi be able to show Dave that all in life is not lost in death? Twists and turns abound as Brandi discovers her own shocking revelation: That Dave has been her soul mate all along.

Separating Dave and herself from their allies on the threshold of the apocalypse, Brandi turns to an old friend for help-a witch-to aid her in her quest to prepare Dave to face his worst fears and her own. Filled with curses, secrets that threaten to destroy everything, Brandi must find forgiveness from within before she can find love with a boy she’s forced to hate her.

In the past, healing a broken heart would’ve been easy, but now faced with the task of healing Dave’s broken heart while not exposing her own, Brandi learns why love is truly the greatest gift of all.

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Excerpt:
When that flaming arrow pierced Lucy Nashoba’s heart, Brandi instantly felt the severed connection between Lucy and Dave. It lacerated her own heart, splitting it in two. She would have gladly switched places with Lucy to spare Dave the heartache that currently exhausted his body.

It was all so clear now. Brandi had wallowed in self-loathing for so long, she couldn’t see what had been in front of her, couldn’t identify with what it was like to love anymore. She didn’t know what to do, how to tell him, how to begin. After all her misery, Brandi didn’t feel she deserved a second chance at so heavy a cost. Edgar Byron Warwick, son of Vulcan, was not her soul mate. David Howels, son of Ragnar, fallen pack leader of the Hell Hounds, was.

Brushing a red curl away from his brow, Brandi had one last thought before drifting off into sleep: how would she ever atone for all her sins?

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Black Amaranth (Vulcan Legacies #1) by Sasha Hibbs

Black Amaranth (Vulcan Legacies #1) by Sasha Hibbs

About Book 1
Title:
 Black Amaranth
Series: Vulcan Legacies #1
Author: Sasha Hibbs
Publisher: Evernight Teen
Release Date: August 16, 2013
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
Eighteen-year-old Ally Watson arrives home from high school graduation, more than a little annoyed that her Uncle Argyle-Ally’s legal guardian and only surviving relative-didn’t even bother showing up. But instead of berating him for his forgetfulness, Ally finds him in a life-or-death battle with a monster. Argyle manages to kill the creature, and gives Ally a parcel containing a destiny she never knew existed.

Ally, along with her best friends Michael, Jessica, and David, hurry to Georgia to uncover the truth of Uncle Argyle’s secrets, and the meaning of the mysterious marks that Ally bears. Are the marks related to the blacksmith mythology of her ancestors? Who are these heavenly warriors who show up in the oddest of places? And will an ancient gypsy curse destroy the very things Ally fights to save?

Black Amaranth: a simple flower, a symbol with an ancient legacy, a conduit for prophecy…while faith and hope are essential to the journey, Ally soon discovers that love is the most powerful force of all.

Black Abaddon (Vulcan Legacies #2) by Sasha Hibbs

Black Abaddon (Vulcan Legacies #2) by Sasha Hibbs

About Book 2
Title:
 Black Amaranth
Series: Vulcan Legacies #1
Author: Sasha Hibbs
Publisher: Evernight Teen
Release Date: August 16, 2013
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
Ally Watson struggles to live with the choices she made, the worst of which resulted in her soul mate’s death. Michael’s sacrifice to save the girl he loved may have reversed the Apocalypse, but not the permanent damage inflicted by living with his loss.

Ally begins a journey where she soon discovers that death is not always the end, but sometimes the very beginning. With old friends, she journeys to the Nosferatu Nation where she meets with new alliances willing to help her in her quest to defeat the Devourer. At every turn, Ally unearths secrets that threaten to destroy those she loves.

The second installment of The Vulcan Legacies series will put Ally to the ultimate test, forcing her to face her fears and the true destiny she will fulfill as Azrael, the Seraph of Death.

Author Sasha Hibbs

Author Sasha Hibbs

About the Author
By age 5, Sasha Hibbs’ favorite movie was Gone With the Wind. By age 12, she completed her 7th grade book report on the sequel, Scarlett. By 18, she met and married her very own Mr. Rhett Butler and as it turns out, she never had to worry about going back to Tara to win the love of her life back. Fortunately, he stuck with her.

With a love of all things paranormal, the ambiance of the South with its gigantic antebellum mansions and canopies of Spanish moss, and a love for her husband’s rich storytelling of blacksmiths and the mythology surrounding their origins, it wasn’t long until the world of her debut novel, Black Amaranth, was born.

When not working her day job as a nurse, you can find Sasha dreaming of her next beach trip, reading the latest YA novel, and drinking more white chocolate mocha than she should.

Sasha lives in mountainous West Virginia with her husband, Tim, and their two daughters, Aeliza and Ava. She is currently hard at work on her next novel in The Vulcan Legacies series.

Where to Find Sasha Hibbs
Goodreads │ Website │ Twitter │ Facebook | Amazon

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Blog Tour – Excerpt + Giveaway – Unclaimed (Unclaimed Series) by Laurie Wetzel

Today, I’m thrilled to spotlight Unclaimed, Book 1 in the Unclaimed Series by Laurie Wetzel.

Unclaimed (Unclaimed #1) by Laurie Wetzel

Unclaimed (Unclaimed #1) by Laurie Wetzel

About the Book
Title: Unclaimed
Series: Unclaimed #1
Author: Laurie Wetzel
Publisher: Wise Ink Creative Publishing
Release Date: August 11, 2014
Genre: 
Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Scribd | Copia

Synopsis
Abandoned by her birth parents and ignored by her adoptive family, Maddy Page believes she is unlovable. She only allows herself to dream of falling in love. That changes when she meets MJ; handsome and kind, MJ penetrates Maddy’s defenses.

Maddy soon finds herself confiding in MJ like she has with no one else, revealing secrets even her closest friends don’t know. He makes her feel safe–a feeling she’s never experienced except in her dreams.

When Maddy witnesses MJ disappear and reappear in thin air, she realizes she might have been wrong about him. He could be dangerous–maybe even a killer.

Determined to uncover the truth of who–or what–MJ is, Maddy ignores her instinct to run. But she soon realizes that getting close to MJ could cost more than a broken heart–it could cost Maddy her soul.

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Excerpt 1
My entire body pulses in the wake of his touch. His words “if you were mine” keep circling around in my head, and with each rotation, something inside me grows. He makes me feel happy and less broken. I feel I could take on the world as long as he’s beside me. Whatever he is, I don’t care. I’ve never felt anything like this, and I’ll go to Hell and back to keep it. Regardless of what happens to me, I have to protect him. I have to keep him safe, always.

He grins and squeezes my hand again. My body responds with such intensity, I almost feel as if I were floating. I don’t want it to ever stop. I want to stay strong. I want to be brave. I want to feel safe. He gives me all of that. I want to hold him forever, even if it’s only his hand.

“Tomorrow,” he says, pulling me from my thoughts. “I’ll find a way to see you.”

“Promise?”

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Excerpt 2
All I want now is to be near her—but that could be the very thing that kills her.

“If you care for her, you’ll leave this house and never see her again. If she dies and she’s unknown to Heaven, that’s it. This otherworldly girl will either be sentenced to Hell or

cease to exist. Can you face eternity knowing you brought that fate to her?”

All the air rushes out of my body as the weight of her life once again rests on my soul. I turn back to her, memorizing as much as I can about her—the way her soft arms wrap

around her torso, the color of her eyes that match the emerald gemstone still in my pocket, and soft pink lips I never got to touch.

Goodbye, my Maddy. I stand and find the strength to walk out the door and leave the best thing that has ever happened to me.

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Author Laurie Wetzel

Author Laurie Wetzel

About the Author
Laurie Wetzel has always had a passion for writing, but it wasn’t until a New Years Resolution in 2011 that she finally shared her lifelong dream of being an author with her husband. He read the very first draft of Unclaimed and gave her the words she needed to hear, “This is what you need to be doing.” Three years later the first book in the Unclaimed series was published with the second book expected to be out in 2015.

Laurie lives in Mankato, MN, with her husband and two young sons. When she’s not writing, working, or spending time with her family, she’s either reading, running, or catching up on her favorite shows on Netflix. For updates on the Unclaimed series as well as other works in progress, feel free to check her out online!

Where to Find Laurie Wetzel
Website | Facebook | Twitter Goodreads

Giveaway
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Getting Close – The Union (The Union Series Book 1) Releases November 18

Graphic Artist Mark Sgarbossa

Graphic Artist Mark Sgarbossa

It’s a mad dash to the finish line as I wrap up final edits to get advanced reader copies (ARCs) out by September 30. I hired InkSlingerPR to coordinate a blog tour to unveil the cover. I’m so excited about showing it off.

I’m worked with the uber talented, award-winning graphic artist, and fellow San Diegan, Mark Sgarbossa. As always, his work blew me away. Check out his art on Pinterest. I can’t wait to see The Union’s cover pinned up there with the rest of his creations.

I also put the book up on Goodreads so you can add it to your To Be Read list, if you so wish.

Review – Between the Sheets by Molly O’Keefe

Between the Sheets (The Boys of Bishop Series #3) by Molly O'Keefe

Between the Sheets (The Boys of Bishop Series #3) by Molly O’Keefe

3.5 Stars

Synopsis
After years of running, Wyatt Svenson has now parked himself in Bishop, Arkansas, trying to do the right thing and parent a son he didn’t even know he had until recently. Over six feet tall and packed with muscles and power, Ty likes to get his hands dirty, fixing his motorcycle at night and keeping his mind away from the mistakes he’s made.

Then his pretty neighbor shows up on his driveway, doesn’t bother to introduce herself, and complains about the noise. First impression? She should loosen up. Funny that she turns out to be his son’s elementary school art teacher—and the only one willing to help his troubled boy. Ty needs her. In more ways than one.

Though Shelby Monroe is safe in her structured life, she is drawn to Ty’s bad-boy edge and rugged sexuality. What if she just lets it all go: her worries about her mother, her fear of heartbreak, and her tight self control? What if she grabs Ty and takes a ride on the wild side? “What if” becomes reality—intense, exhilarating . . . and addictive.

But Ty wants more than a secret affair. He wants it all with Shelby. But will she take a chance and open her heart? Ty is determined to convince Shelby to take the biggest risk of her life: on him.

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My Review
Between the Sheets ended up being a little different from what I was expecting. For one, there were no sheets involved. At all. All the steamy sex takes place outside the bedroom. It was good to get back to Bishop and catch up with Sean, Cora, Brody, Ashley, Monica and the gang. I loved getting a glimpse of Ashley and Brody, happily settled down. This time around, we’re introduced to newcomers Tye and Casey, and local art teacher, Shelby.

Ty arrives shortly after discovering he has a ten-year old son when Casey walks away from foster care to find his dad after his mom is incarcerated. I loved watching that relationship evolve, seeing how uncomfortable Ty was in the role of fatherhood, and watching the angsty nervousness of a fifth grader trying to find his place in the world. I also love the alzheimer’s subplot. I thought that was handled so well.

Plot
Between the Sheets covers a lot of territory. With the alzheimer’s thread, school bullying, the evolving relationship of a rebellions man who only recently learned he’s a father, kleptomania, mental abuse, religious zealotry and art therapy. And all of it works really well together. Molly O’Keefe does a masterful job of weaving all the subplots nicely into the story. The push and pull of Ty and Shelby is well done, the writing is strong, and the sex scenes are steamy.

Characters
I don’t like Shelby. There, I said it. And that’s a problem for me, because the heart of the story is the romance. Shelby’s not fluff, she’s certainly developed, I just couldn’t identify with her. I understood some of her issues, but she came across to me as too self-centered, too inwardly focused to really be likeable.

Ty on the other hand, is fabulous. He’s solid, complex, deep, and infinitely likeable. He’s perfectly portrayed as the guilt-ridden new dad trying to navigate fatherhood without a map. Casey is authentic as the kid with the rocky childhood, struggling to find stability and unable to accept happiness as normal.

Bottom Line
I liked Between the Sheets. It’s well-written, has interesting characters, and covers a lot of important topics. I just didn’t love it.

Disclaimer
I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

About the Book
Title: Between the Sheets
Series: Boys of Bishop #3
Author: Molly O’Keefe
Publisher: Bantam
Pages: 370
Release Date: July 29, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

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Author Molly O'Keefe

Author Molly O’Keefe

About the Author

Molly O’Keefe is the RITA Award winning author of over 25 books and novellas.

She lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband, two kids and the largest heap of dirty laundry in North America.

Where to Find Molly O’Keefe
Goodreads | Website | Twitter | Facebook

Young Adult Book Review – Louder Than Words by Iris St. Clair

Louder Than Words by Iris St. Clair

Louder Than Words by Iris St. Clair

4.5 Stars

Synopsis
Disappointment has been on speed dial in Ellen Grayson’s life lately. Her dad died, her mom numbs the grief with drugs and alcohol, and her so-called friends have slowly abandoned her.

Trusting a popular teacher with her troubles should have been safe and should NOT have led to an unwelcome seduction attempt that made her desperate to escape the final moments of Junior year. Lesson learned. Best to keep all the sordid details to herself and trust no one.

Enter Rex Jacobi, a cocky boy, recently transplanted from New York City and fellow summer camp employee. Though his quick wit and confidence draws her in, she can’t let him get too close. And summer is just long enough and hot enough to keep a boy like that at arm’s length.

But by the time Rex’s charm wears down her resistance, it’s too late. He’s put Ellen on the “just friends” shelf and has shifted his romantic attentions to the impossibly annoying and perky anti-Ellen. Even worse, the teacher who tried to get her to sleep with him is still at it, preying on other girls while Ellen struggles to come to terms with what happened.

With her ability to trust as shaky as a chastity vow on prom night, Ellen must decide if she has enough remaining courage to speak up about the well-liked teacher and risk retribution, tell Rex how she really feels about him and risk heartbreak, or hold all her secrets inside. After all, it’s the only safe place she knows when the only thing louder than words is the fear of being rejected.

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My Review
This is one of those young adult novels I didn’t want to end because as soon as I finished it, I missed the characters. Ellen Grayson is so multi-dimensional, she very nearly becomes a living breathing person. There’s a lot going on with her, in addition to longing for new boy, Rex Jacobi, she’s dealing with her father’s death and her mother’s spiral into drug addiction. If it wasn’t for her devoted older brother, she’d be in foster care. She has body image issues, only a handful of friends because she pushed everyone else away, and her favorite teacher put the moves on her. Like many teens in her situation, she harbors guilt, humiliation, and about a dozen other things as a result of her teacher’s behavior and keeps the incident a secret, hoping to put it behind her.

With all of that going, Louder Than Words, at its core is a sweet teen romance. Her relationship with Rex is the best part. I love their playful banter and the way he truly cares about her as a friend first and foremost. It’s painful to watch her feelings develop into something more as Rex turns his romantic attentions to petite, pretty Gracie. The book touches on so many topics, from unrequited love, to family loss, friendship, loyalty, and  bullying, but does all of it really well, never sacrificing one to focus on another.

Plot
Louder than Words has a complex plot with a lot going on, but underlying the subplots is the thread of Ellen and Rex. Watching their friendship flourish is delightful. I could feel Ellen’s angst as she watches the boy she’s fallen for date someone else. She has a lot going on in her life and she doesn’t have a lot of experience with relationships to begin with, but she pegs Rex as a player and doesn’t want to set herself up for heartbreak. The plot unfolds with impeccable pacing, allowing the reader to get sucked into the ebb and flow that is their friendship, feeling Ellen’s longing while also understanding her fears. I cheered for her when she finally digs deep to find the strength to stand up for what she believes is right.

Characters
Iris St. Clair’s characters are solid. Ellen is really well developed. It was easy to understand her motivations even if I didn’t necessarily agree with her. But I can identify with the sixteen-year-old girl hiding out in the bathroom stall to get away from her lecherous teacher. I understand why she didn’t tell anyone, even though the adult in my wanted her to speak up.

Rex is adorable as the New York transplant who befriends Ellen. He clearly wants more than a platonic friendship but doesn’t hesitate to move on when she makes it clear she’s not interested. I love that he pursues a relationship with her outside of romance, showing that he isn’t just into her for physical reasons.

Ellen’s brother, Robbie, is equally well-developed with his own issues. He’s the hero in this story for putting his life on hold to raise Ellen when their mom checks out.

Bottom Line
I love Louder Than Words. It’s one of those books that left me feeling good and wanting to read more by Iris St. Clair.

Disclaimer
I was provided a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.

About the Book
Title: Louder than Words
Author: Iris St. Clair
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Release Date: September 16, 2014
Pages: 240
Genre: 
Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

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Author Iris St. Clair

Author Iris St. Clair

About the Author
Iris St. Clair is the pen name for a long-suffering cubicle worker by day, a Walter Mitty-like dreamer by night. (Her alter ego Tatiana Ivanadance also choreographs gravity-defying routines in those fantasies, but that’s another bio.)

No matter what genre she writes, she prefers witty, insecure heroines and kind, persistent heroes able to break through to the gooey heart inside.
In high school she was voted most likely to win at Monopoly and Clue, but least likely to throw a ball anywhere near a target. Thank goodness writing requires less hand-eye coordination, punctuation errors notwithstanding.

Iris believes in the two-year “fish or cut bait” dating rule and has a 20+ year marriage and two teenaged sons as proof of concept. She lives, writes, dreams and dances in the rainy Portland, OR area.

Where to Find Iris St. Clair
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Cover Reveal + Giveaway – Reluctant Prince (Kingdom of Cymmera) by Dani-Lyn Alexander

Check out the beautiful cover for Dani-Lyn Alexander’s Reluctant Prince from the Kingdom of Cymmera series. Check out the excerpt and giveaway below.

Reluctant Prince (Kingdom of Cymmera #1) by Dani-Lyn Alexander

Reluctant Prince (Kingdom of Cymmera #1) by Dani-Lyn Alexander

About the Book
Title:
 Reluctant Prince
Series: Kingdom of Cymmera #1
Author: Dani-Lyn Alexander
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
Release Date: November 3, 2014
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
Betrayal lies cloaked in shadow.

Seventeen year old Ryleigh Donnovan is certain her life is cursed. Nothing ever goes smoothly, and her first job interview is no exception. An earthquake rocks the building, sending Ryleigh on a frantic search for her younger sister, a search which lands her in the hospital. Terrified they’ll push her for answers she can’t afford to give, Ryleigh flees with a mysterious stranger.

Jackson Maynard is about to be ordained as a Death Dealer, a warrior for the Kingdom of Cymmera, but first he must pass one more test. When he fails to acquire the human girl the prophet has chosen, he’s forced to stand trial for treason. Banished from his realm, he seeks out the girl from the vision, Ryleigh Donnovan, and together they embark on a journey to save his dying kingdom.

Advance Praise for Reluctant Prince
“A gorgeously wrought fantasy realm with a heroine who will make you cheer!” ~Wendy Higgins, NYT and USA Today bestselling author of the Sweet Evil trilogy.

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Excerpt
Jackson clutched the stone wall of his chamber and gasped for air. What had just happened? He had returned to Cymmera, of that he was certain, but how? He hadn’t accessed the gateway. At least he didn’t remember opening it. A vision of her assailed him, beat at him, reminded him that he’d failed.

Oh, man. He was in trouble. He pushed away from the wall.

Images of his target taunted him.

He shoved a chair aside and tore through the pictures scattered across the table in a desperate search for salvation. There. He pulled the shot from the mess but found only condemnation. The long blond hair flowing behind her in the snapshot had not been visible to him, but there was no mistaking the deep blue of her eyes.

The pounding of a fist against the heavy wood door released him from whatever spell she’d cast.

“Jackson.” Another loud thud punctuated his name.

He struggled to get his bearings, tried to slow the racing of his heart. “Yeah, one minute.”

“Now. Your father wants to see you, immediately.”

Kai, his father’s most trusted warrior. He was in more trouble than he’d originally thought. Was it possible the king would sentence him to death for ignoring a direct order? Surely not without offering him a fair trial, or at least granting him the opportunity to explain. But what could he say? What explanation could there be for failing to deliver the girl? None.

“I won’t knock again.” The warrior would soon break down the door and drag him before the throne.

He crumpled the offending photo, the evidence of his disgrace, into a ball. Instead of tossing it in the trash as he’d intended, he shoved it into the small leather satchel he wore at his waist. With a deep breath, he released the latch and pulled open the door.

“Come.” Kai turned his back on him and strode purposefully down the corridor, their footfalls echoing through the silence of accusation.

The thought of escape taunted him, but he would never make it out of the castle. He had only recently completed his warrior training under Kai’s watch and would be no match for the seasoned soldier. Besides, Kai was a stickler for the rules. If he tried to run, the warrior would surely take him down, protégé or not.

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Author Dani-Lynn Alexander

Author Dani-Lynn Alexander

About the Author
Dani-Lyn Alexander lives on Long Island with her husband, three kids and three dogs. She loves spending time with her family, at the beach, the playground, or just about anywhere. In her spare time, which is rare, she enjoys reading and shopping—especially in book stores.

Some of her favorite things include; Bernese Mountain Dogs, musicals, bubble baths and soft blankets. She’s an incurable insomniac and has an addiction to chocolate.

Where to Find Dani-Lyn Alexander
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter 

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Cover Reveal + Giveaway – Here With Me (Archer Brothers) by Heidi McLaughlin

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Heidi McLaughlin, is revealing the cover to her new book, Here With Me, the first in her new Archer Brothers series.

Here With Me (Archer Brothers #2) by Heidi McLaughlin

Here With Me (Archer Brothers #2) by Heidi McLaughlin

About the Book
Title:
 Here With Me
Series: Archer Brothers #1
Author: Heidi McLaughlin
Release Date: October 23, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
Ryley Clarke has grown up with the military in her blood, with both parents serving their country. Ryley knows the risks of being married to the military.

But when the unthinkable happens, and her future husband is killed in action, Ryley can barely survive… until Evan’s twin brother, Nate, helps her pick up the pieces.

After serving on a special mission with the military for six years, Evan Archer returns home to find the unthinkable – the love of his life, Ryley Clarke – engaged to his brother, Nate.

With Nate on deployment, Evan needs to figure out what happened in his absence, and more importantly, how to win Ryley back from the man he once considered his best friend, but now thinks of as his rival.

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Author Heidi McLaughlin

Author Heidi McLaughlin

About the Author

Heidi is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author.

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell and two Parakeets.

During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she’s writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting court-side during either daughter’s basketball games.

Where to Find Heidi McLaughlin
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter

Giveaway
Win a $20 Gift Card and a signed paperback of Here With Me. US only.

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Special Cover Reveal – Dirty Secret (The Burke Brothers) by Emma Hart

New York Times bestselling author, Emma Hart, is releasing a new series, The Burke Brothers. It all kicks off with Dirty Secret which releases on December 1, 2014.

Dirty Secret (Burke Brothers #1) by Emma Hart

Dirty Secret (Burke Brothers #1) by Emma Hart

About the Book
Title:
 Dirty Secret
Series: Burke Brothers #1
Author: Emma Hart
Release Date: December 1, 2014
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | BAM | Google Play | Blio

Synopsis
Conner Burke never expected Sofie Callahan to come back.

Where she’s been for the last two and half years is a mystery, and so is the reason she left in the first place. Now, though, she’s back in their hometown of Shelton Bay, South Carolina, at the same time Conner’s band Dirty B is home on a tour break.

Sofie Callahan has spent the months since her father’s death avoiding anything to do with her home town. But with her brother in Afghanistan, she has no choice but to return and sort out her father’s house, even if it means facing the boy she fell in love with and revealing the reason she left.

Conner has questions, and when his broken heart and her guilty one collide, Sofie has to start answering them. Their present is rocky, their future unknown. Only one thing is certain:

Sofie’s daughter will change everything.

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Excerpt
That kid that could be mine.

I get up and let the empty bottle drop to the floor. The woods are eerily quiet, as if it can sense my anger. As if it knows the bitterness that lingers in my veins, as if it knows the burn of not knowing anything.

Like the woods, I’m left in the dark. Completely.

Branches and twigs crunch under my feet as I increase my pace to a gentle jog. And again, to a slow run. Then to a sprint.

The need to know increases with every footstep, as evenly paced as the ticking of the clock. It doesn’t matter that I’ve probably drunk too much beer to be here or that we’ve only been back for a matter of days.

I can’t be in this shithole full of memories without knowing. I can’t move on until I know. I can’t forgive her for a single fucking thing until I know—and even then, maybe I won’t be able to.

Maybe she’s unforgivable.

Instead of knocking on the back door like I did yesterday, I round the side of the house to the front door. The front room light glows softly through the curtains, but the rest of the house is dark.

My chest heaves with the exertion of my run here and I grab the doorframe to balance myself. I’m definitely too fucking drunk for this conversation, but what the hell.

I bang on the door, once, twice, again and again and again. “Sofie! Open the fuckin’ door!”

“Shut up!” she hisses, yanking it open. “The hell’re you doing here?”

I smirk, leaning against the wall. “Shouldn’t I be askin’ you that, princess?”

“Are you drunk?” Her voice rises a little at the end, and her eyes widen.

Those eyes. Fuck, those baby blues that have always undone me.

“Drunk? No. If I was drunk I’d be sitting at home like a miserable bastard and not here facing the cause of my misery.”

“You’re being an asshole. I don’t have to listen to this.”

She pushes on the door, but I wedge my foot in front of it. I let go of the wall and grab the edge of the door.

“Actually, you do.”

She can’t overpower me, and she knows it, because she lets up and the door swings open. “Why are you here, Conner?”

“You have a kid.”

She smacks her lips together. “Yep.”

“When? When did you have her?”

Sofie takes a deep breath in and presses her hands to her stomach. They’re shaking, even as she links her fingers to hide it. I can see that fucking tremble.

She whispers something but I’m too pre-occupied by her hands to hear it.

“What?”

“August last year,” she repeats, still a whisper.

August. Last year. My stomach clenches as I meet her eyes. “When? When in fuckin’ August, Sofie?”

“August fifteenth.” Her voice hitches halfway through the ‘fifteenth.’

Almost seven months to the day she walked out on me and the rest of Shelton Bay.

Adrenaline hums through my body, and I stare at her. At the tears building in her eyes, the quiver of her lips, the bob of her throat as she swallows harshly.

It’s no different from the burn in my chest, the twisting of my stomach.

“Is she mine?”

She shudders and a tear drips from her eye.

“Sofie. Is. She. Mine?!”

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Author Emma Hart

Author Emma Hart

About the Author
By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies – usually wine – and writes books.

Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.

She likes to be busy – unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.

Where to Find Emma Hart

Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon

Character Blast 3 + Giveaway – Midnight Eclipse (Bonded by Blood Vampire Chronicles) by Arial Burnz

Welcome to the next installment of the  Midnight Eclipse Character Reveal Tour. The Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles by Arial Burnz is the saga of Broderick MacDougal following the soul of his true love through the centuries. There are six books planned for the series and this tour highlights the characters featured in the first three books and in the upcoming release Midnight Eclipse – Book 4 – which features Norse shapeshifting pirates. AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER OCTOBER 8TH for VIP Club members, October 15th worldwide.

Become a VIP Club Member for FREE to get the VIP pre-order pricing of 50¢ for Midnight Eclipse!! You’ll also get Midnight Conquest, Book 1, for FREE if you join. CLICK HERE to read about the other benefits of being a VIP. Click to Tweet and help spread the news!

Rosselyn and Nicabar

Rosselyn and Nicabar

Bio: Rosselyn Buchanan
Born: September 22, 1490
Height: 5’5″
Weight: 145 lbs (10.3 stones)
Role: Handmaid and best friend to Davina Stewart-Russell in Midnight Conquest, Book 1 of the Bonded by Blood Vampire Chronicles.

Destined to be a Gypsy?

Rosselyn Buchanan grew up in the household at Stewart Glen, two years older than her best friend and mistress, Davina Stewart. The girls were more like sisters and Rosselyn has been there for Davina as a playmate and emotional support. And so watching her dear friend be subjected to the abusive relationship of Davina’s arranged marriage was almost more than she could stand. It’s no wonder Rosselyn plays the matchmaker when Broderick MacDougal comes along. Little did Rosselyn know she would end up being swept of her feet by the charming Spanish Gypsy, Nicabar Mendoza.

Most Popular Quote from Rosselyn Buchanan
“My sweet friend, falling in love is allowing yourself to be vulnerable enough to open your heart. Love is taking risks. If you want the love you have been dreaming of for so long, you must be willing to get hurt.” — said to Davina Stewart-Russell in Midnight Conquest, Book 1 of the Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles

Bio: Nicabar Mendoza
Occupation: Gypsy
Age: 26 (estimated since Nicabar never learned his actual birth date)
Height: 5’9″
Weight: 165 lbs (11.7 stones)
Role: Friend to Broderick MacDougal, Amice Cartier & Veronique in Midnight Conquest, Book 1 of the Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles

Charming Spanish Gypsy

Nicabar has been with the Gypsies most of his life, having joined them when he was a wandering pickpocket in Barcelona. He is a passionate man who is devoted to his band of Gypsies, but has a bit of a wild streak and has never been tied down to any one person. However…Rosselyn – the beautiful Scot lady who caught his eye – is woman whose passion matches his own. She just might be the one to win his wild heart.

Most Popular Quote from Nicabar Mendoza
“The giant dukker is a strange man of dark secrets, not someone you should seek.” With a raised eyebrow, the corner of his mouth turned up in a devilish smile. “But my warnings may not deter a woman such as you, with fire in her eyes and passion in her heart.” He closed the distance. “Pursuing a mysterious stranger may be exactly what you seek.” — said to Rosselyn Buchanan in Midnight Conquest, Book 1 of the Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles

Facts About Rosselyn & Nicabar NOT in the Books
Toward the beginning of Midnight Conquest, the Gypsies come to the little village of Stewart Glen and Rosselyn explores the camp and all its festivities with her mistress, Davina. Though hinted at when Davina is older, it’s never shown that during the next few weeks the Gypsies are visiting, Rosselyn and Davina go down several times to the camp to sit with Amice and share tea or break bread together. Even back then, Rosselyn dreamt of being a Gypsy and it was the adventures Amice shared – about the cities to which they traveled across Europe and the people they met – that fueled Rosselyn’s desire to be one of them. Though Rosselyn had thought about running away with them, in the end couldn’t bare to leave knowing she might never see Davina again.

Nicabar was ten years old, a hungry orphan on the streets of Barcelona, when he picked someone’s pocket for the first time. Unfortunately, he was discovered…but not yet caught. The young boy ran for his life, slipping through the vendor carts and passersby in the marketplace. When Nicabar rounded the corner and ducked into an alley, he was sure to escape…but collided with Amice and Monique half-way down the alley. Nicabar felt horrible that he’d knocked down an older woman and, while trying to help her up, the man he’d robbed caught up with him. Monique used her charms to persuade the gentleman into believing the young boy was with them. Amice scolded their new companion while Monique made a promise to meet the man later and to forget about the small pittance of money the boy pilfered. Lucky for Nicabar, the Gypsies were spending their last night in Barcelona They took Nicabar back to their camp where he gorged on a hot meal and their pleasant company. Amice said he could work off the meal if he stayed with them…and could find a home with the Gypsies if he promised to be a hard worker. He would have starved and eventually been hung for stealing if he had not run into Amice and Monique. Nicabar has been with the Gypsies every since.

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Midnight Eclipse (Bonded by Blood Vampire Chronicles #4) by Arial Burnz

Midnight Eclipse (Bonded by Blood Vampire Chronicles #4) by Arial Burnz

About the Book
Title: Midnight Eclipse
Series: Bonded by Blood Vampire Chronicles #4)
Author: Arial Burnz
Release Date: September 15, 2014
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
This paranormal adventure contains a sexy vampire and a kick-ass wolf-shapeshifting heroine. It also contains lots of other sexy shapeshifters, has strong romantic elements with HOT love scenes, and swashbuckling pirate action.

Broderick MacDougal follows the familiar yearning of his soul to a fierce warrior who is as seductive as a siren at sea – and she is just as deadly. The world of the supernatural opens to Broderick as he not only finds himself in the midst of an ancient war of shape shifters, the devious Cordelia Harley has re-entered his life and has a few of her own surprises.

Born into a hated race of Norse werewolves, Celina Hunter knows all too well the dangers of trusting anyone other than her two brothers. And yet the survival of her family hinges on trusting the strangely familiar Broderick MacDougal, a natural enemy of her kind…yet one her tribe’s Shaman advisors confirm is her soul mate. Enemy or not, Celina slips into the spell of this vampire’s promises of eternal love, gambling with all she holds dear.

Broderick and Celina are bound by a curse, but having come this far through the centuries, Broderick is not about to risk his chance at having his soul mate for eternity. The price, however, may be more than Celina is willing to pay as there is more at stake than just her immortal soul.

Learn more about the rest of the Bonded by Blood Series Vampire Chronicles here.

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Author Arial Burnz

Author Arial Burnz

About the Author
Arial Burnz has been an avid reader of paranormal and fantasy for over thirty years. With bedtime stories filled with unicorns, hobbits, dragons and elves, she succumbed to crafting her own tales, penning to life the magical creatures roaming her dreams.

Having a romantic husband who’s taught her the meaning of true love, she’s helpless to weave romance into her tales. Now she shares them with the world. Arial Burnz lives in Southern California, with her husband (a.k.a. her romance novel hero)—who is also, quite coincidentally, a descendant of Clan MacDougal.

Where to Find Arial Burnz
Website | Facebook | Twitter Goodreads | Pinterest | Google + | Arial’s VIP Club

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Giveaway
Arial Burnz is giving away a TON of stuff during this tour! Please use the Giveaway Tools entry widget to be entered into the drawing. Each button will earn you more chances to win and you can keep coming back to earn more entries! All entrants will automatically become members of Arial’s VIP Club, which is free to join and has many more benefits, such as exclusive contests like this one. These are the prizes for the Character Reveal Tour featuring the characters in Midnight Conquest (Book 1) – winners will be chosen on Sep 27, 2014:
– Vampire coaster set
– 1 signed set of Books 1-3
– $10 Amazon, B&N or iTunes gift card (winner’s choice)

Tour Grand Prize
Arial is also giving away a single Grand Prize of…
– A $100 Amazon, B&N or iTunes gift card – winner’s choice
– A signed set of Books 1-4 of the Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles

Winner will be chosen on 11/21/2014. Everyone who participated in any stops on the Midnight Eclipse tours (VIP Club members or not) will be entered for the grand prize drawing. The more you participate, the more chances you have to win. Use the Giveaway Tools buttons below to earn extra chances to win by tweeting, following and liking. For Official Contest Rules, click here.

Cover Reveal + Quiz – Ember and Enforce (Eagle Elite Series) by Rachel Van Dyken

I’m delighted to be able to share the covers for not one but two Rachel Van Dyken books in her Eagle Elite series. The first is Enforce, due out in December, 2014, and the other is Ember.  Be sure to read below for details on a special Eagle Elite quiz Rachel has on her Facebook page.

Enforce (Eagle Elite #1.5) by Rachel Van Dyken

Enforce (Eagle Elite #1.5) by Rachel Van Dyken

About Book 1.5
Title: Enforce
Series: Eagle Elite #1.5
Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Release Date: December, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
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Ember (Eagle Elite #5) by Rachel Van Dyken

Ember (Eagle Elite #5) by Rachel Van Dyken

About Book 5
Title: Enforce
Series: Eagle Elite #5
Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Release Date: December, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
Coming soon…

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Quiz
Take Rachel’s quiz to find out which Eagle Elite Mafia family you belong to.

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Author Rachel Van Dyken

Author Rachel Van Dyken

About the Author
 Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances.

When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband and their snoring Boxer, Sir Winston Churchill. She loves to hear from readers!

You can email her at rachelvandykenauthor@gmail.com

Where to find Rachel Van Dyken
Goodreads Website | Facebook Twitter | Amazon

 

Release + Giveaway – Loving Eden (Sequel to Kissing Eden) by T.A. Foster

Loving Eden Release Day Blitz

Today is release day for Loving Eden, the sequel to Kissing Eden by T.A. Foster. Be sure to check out the contest below for a chance to win some fabulous books.

Loving Eden (Sequel to Kissing Eden) by T.A. Foster

Loving Eden (Sequel to Kissing Eden) by T.A. Foster

About the Book
Title: Loving Eden
Series: Kissing Eden #2
Author: T.A. Foster
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 25, 2014
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords

Synopsis
Have you ever thought of packing up everything you own and moving halfway across the country?

I’m talking about leaving your entire life behind—friends, family, school—with no turning back.

No?

Me either, but that was before a week of spring break changed my life forever.

Before I did something I never thought I’d do at twenty-two.

Before I fell in love with Grey.

Sometimes happily ever after isn’t always what you think it will be

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Author T.A. Foster

Author T.A. Foster

About the Author
T.A. Foster once spent a monthlong spring break on South Padre Island, where she soaked in the Texas sun, beach, and learned what real Texas country music is. Sometimes fiction does spring from reality.

She grew up catching rays and waves along the North Carolina Outer Banks and now resides in the state with her husband, two children, and two canine kiddos.

T.A. has an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a graduate degree in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University. When she’s not chasing her two-legged and four-legged children or trying to escape for date night, you can find her reading, writing, or planning her next beach trip.

Where to Find T.A. Foster
Goodreads | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon

Giveaway
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