August 31, 2013

Book Blitz: First Kiss by Cindy M. Hogan


Title: First Kiss 
Author: Cindy M. Hogan 
Series: Confessions of a 16-Year-Old Virgin Lips #1
Publication date: July 3rd 2013 
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult 

VL. Virgin Lips. You may not have heard of it, but where I live, it’s a thing with a card, even if it is a figurative card. I was Brooklyn Hill, certified virgin lips, and I planned on clinging to that figurative card with all I had—while dating as many of the hottest guys at school as I could.

Maybe that’s a bit strange. I mean, what teenage girl isn’t interested in kissing? Locking lips definitely interested me, but the drama that came with it didn’t. No kissing, no drama. Simple.

But on my sixteenth birthday, on my first real date even, the drama found me. His name was Luke Graham—cute, funny, and bad news for the whole female race.

August 29, 2013

Cover Reveal: Reckless Longing by Gina Robinson

Title: Reckless Longing 
Author: Gina Robinson 
Series: Reckless #1
Publication date: September 23rd 2013 
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
Cover Design: The Killion Group


Ellie Martin hates her beautiful, man-crazy mother. Her mother’s wild and wanton behavior has left Ellie with a deep longing. To escape. To belong. To know who her real dad is. To really be loved. Her mother finally crosses a line that sends Ellie running, escaping to college with one, focused goal–to find and confront her bio dad, who doesn’t even know she exists. Then she meets Logan. Hot, charming, and troubled. He turns her world upside down and puts all her plans in jeopardy.

Logan Walker is hiding a shameful and painful secret. One that nearly cost him everything. When he meets the beautiful and mysterious Ellie at a Week of Welcome event, something inside him awakens and he finds himself drawn to her.

But the attraction they both feel for each other is as delicate as the web of secrets they each hide behind. And as the truths are revealed, their reckless longing may not survive the fallout.

Book Blitz: Ruin by C.J. Scott



Title: Ruin 
Author: C.J. Scott 
Series: A Summer in Winter Novel #1
Publication date: August 2013 
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance


Kate Bell isn’t perfect. Not even close. The things she got up to in college would cause her parents to fall off their pedestals in shock. Home for the summer vacation, Kate settles in for a long, boring break in the tiny backwater of Winter with folks who still treat her like she’s twelve.

Then Ben Parker arrives and suddenly Winter gets interesting. He’s hot, mysterious and good with his hands. Kate falls for him instantly, but her cop father warns her to stay away. But how can she stay away from someone as compelling as Ben? Someone who thinks she’s perfect just the way she is?

When Ben’s secrets catch up to him, not only is Kate’s heart in danger of being broken, but Ben’s entire future could be ruined.

August 28, 2013

Blog Tour: Breaking The Reins by Juliana Haygert


Breaking the Reins

Title: Breaking The Reins
Author: Juliana Haygert
Publication Date: August 19th 2013
Rating: 

Horses, mansions, tea parties, and lies are twenty-year-old Hannah Taylor’s life. To others, her family and her relationship with Eric is perfect. But she knows the truth. She lives it.

After a fire takes her grandma's life and kills her horse, Hannah's immaculate life spirals out of control. Her father disapproves of her decision to run her grandma’s ranch instead of focusing solely on learning the family business; Animal Control brings her Argus, a mistreated horse that she can't turn away even though she's not ready for another horse; and her boyfriend, Eric Bennett, a world famous polo player, becomes possessive and authoritarian. Despite her best efforts to disguise it, Hannah grows wary of him.

Then, Leonardo Fernandes struts onto the polo scene. A cocky rookie with a messy life of his own, he’s drawn to Hannah and isn’t afraid of showing it, even when Eric makes it clear she is his and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep it that way. Hannah suffers for Eric’s jealousy. The abuse only gets worse when Leo steals the title of best polo player in the world from Eric.

But the title isn’t enough for Leo. He wants Hannah too, and she can’t deny her attraction to him either. Somehow, she must find a way to break free from abusive Eric before he breaks every bone in her body.

Cover Reveal: Wings of Memory by Anna Kyss


Title: Wings of Memory 
Author: Anna Kyss 
Series: The Underground Trilogy #2
Publication date: September 2013
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Cover Design: Renu Sharma

Kiernan leaves his homeland, hoping to unlock the secrets that could save his people from extinction. But the path to answers is fraught with danger. He never imagines what lay hidden in the Costa Rican rainforest.

Shortly after arriving, Kiernan encounters the human girl that he spent months yearning for. Kiernan must decide between his love for Meghan and his budding loyalty to his brother, Avery. He tries to place his brother first, until faced with an impossible decision.

Kiernan must tap into magic to save his people. The only problem: unleashing his magic involves breaking his vow to his brother. What if the only way to help Avery is to choose Meghan?

Wings of Memory is a young adult, urban fantasy that weaves together supernatural lore, romance, magic, and an interesting take on Mesoamerican history. It is the second novel in The Underground Trilogy.

Book Blitz: Fable by Chanda Hahn



Title: Fable 
Author: Chanda Hahn 
Series: An Unfortunate Fairy Tale #3
Publication date: August 27th, 2013 
Genres: Fairy Tales, Fantasy, Young Adult
All that glitters is not gold.

When something precious is stolen from sixteen-year-old Mina Grime, she will do anything in her power to get it back, even if it means traveling to the dangerous Fae plane and battling one of the strongest fairy-tale villains yet.

However, nothing can prepare Mina for the dangerous obstacles she will face in the Fae world, or the choices she must make when love and life are on the line.

August 27, 2013

Cover Reveal: Through Glass by Rebecca Ethington


Title: Through Glass
Author: Rebecca Ethington
Publication Date: September 20th 2013


Everyone remembers the day the sky went black. They remember the screams as the blackness ate those who were out in the open, those who surrounded themselves by light, and those who made noise. 

Everyone remembers the voice from the sky, the way food disappeared. 

Everyone remembers the day the sky went black, and the sun was wiped from the sky. 

At least that’s what I hope. I hope that there is an ‘everyone’ that will remember. 

I hope that I am not alone. 

Because I remember. 

I remember, because it was the day I became alone. 

It was the day the house went silent, and the birds stopped singing. It was the day when everyone disappeared, everyone except the boy, the only person I have seen in two years. 

The boy I talk to through the glass.

August 26, 2013

Cover Reveal: Death is but a Dream by Erin Hayes


Title: Death is but a Dream 
Author: Erin Hayes 
Publication date: Fall, 2013 
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Mythology
Cover Design: Phatpuppy Art

Caught between life and death, all Callie wants is to live again.

Homicide detective Callie Saunders knows that death isn’t all pearly gates and angels. After being hit by a bus, she finds that it's the ancient gods and goddesses of Greek mythology who are in charge of everything.

So when Hades offers her a deal, she accepts. If she wants to be brought back to life, she’ll have to figure out who is trying to kill his son. But if she fails, both her soul and the world will be destroyed.

With the odds mounting against her, it’ll take everything she has within her to wake up from death. But the rules are constantly changing. And someone wants her to stay dead.

Book Blitz: Captivated by Emily Jane Trent



Title: Captivated 
Author: Emily Jane Trent 
Series: Adam & Ella #1
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Ella Walker, still suffering from issues of mental abuse, turns twenty-one and meets the man of her dreams. Can she break the bonds of her emotional prison and be the woman he desires? As an aspiring romance author, Ella struggles to find passion in her work. When Adam Bianci, the gorgeous Italian billionaire appears in her life, he lights up her drab existence. She’s determined not to let him slip through her grasp. But will his secrets and the tangled web of his own abuse keep them apart?

Book Blitz: Seduce by Missy Johnson



Title: Seduce 
Author: Missy Johnson 
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication Date: August 8th 2013

Twenty-five year old Jack Falcon doesn’t do relationships, and why would he when he has woman after woman literally throwing themselves at him? For Jack, life is perfect just the way it is. He works hard and he plays harder.

Jack’s life changes when he meets Belle. Unlike any woman he’s ever met, there is something about this girl that makes him unable to keep away, something beyond the youthful beauty and her innocent spirit. Belle is strong and independent, a big leap from the usual brainless chicks he tends to attract.

Jack begins a dangerous game. He is determined to seduce Belle, and without realizing it, his feelings for her develop beyond anything he has ever felt before. Things become complicated when he learns there are good reasons as to why he should stay the hell away from her.

How can you stay away from someone you want to spend every waking minute with? And what do you do when you know eventually you will destroy that person?

As their feelings for each other deepen, Jack struggles with his own internal demons which threaten to rip them apart. Jack is torn between following his heart and listening to his head, which keeps telling him he is not good enough for her. She deserves better than what he can give her.

How far will he push before they both fall over the edge?

Book Review: Tears of Tess

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Title: Tears of Tess
Author: Pepper Winters
Expected Publication: September 6th 2013
ISBN13: 9781492103745
Cover Design: Ari at Cover it! Designs
Rating: 
ARC provided by the author

A New Adult Dark Contemporary Romance, not suitable for people sensitive to grief, slavery, and nonconsensual sex. A story about finding love in the strangest of places, a will of iron that grows from necessity, and forgiveness that may not be enough.

“My life was complete. Happy, content, everything neat and perfect.
Then it all changed.
I was sold.”

Tess Snow has everything she ever wanted: one more semester before a career in property development, a loving boyfriend, and a future dazzling bright with possibility. 

For their two year anniversary, Brax surprises Tess with a romantic trip to Mexico. Sandy beaches, delicious cocktails, and soul-connecting sex set the mood for a wonderful holiday. With a full heart, and looking forward to a passion filled week, Tess is on top of the world.

But lusty paradise is shattered.

Kidnapped. Drugged. Stolen. Tess is forced into a world full of darkness and terror. 

Captive and alone with no savior, no lover, no faith, no future, Tess evolves from terrified girl to fierce fighter. But no matter her strength, it can’t save her from the horror of being sold.

Can Brax find Tess before she’s broken and ruined, or will Tess’s new owner change her life forever?

August 25, 2013

Cover Reveal: After The Fall by L.G. Castillo



Title: After the Fall 
Author: L.G. Castillo 
Series: Broken Angel #2
Publication date: September 15th 2013 
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance
There’s a Spanish proverb that says, “From the thorn and the pain, a flower is born.” Naomi Duran never really understood what that meant until she became an archangel.

Finally reunited with the love of her life, Naomi thought she had everlasting love and happiness in Heaven. Even with the rebellious Lash by her side, she learns that life as an archangel isn’t easy.

When secrets of the past are finally revealed, tempers flare, brother is pitted against brother, and Naomi and Lash face the greatest threat to their relationship: choosing among love, family, or duty.

In the end, can this family of broken angels forgive past mistakes, or will they carry the thorn in their hearts forever, ripping their family apart?

Cover Reveal: Speak Low by Melanie Harlow

Title: Speak Low 
Author: Melanie Harlow 
Series: Speak Easy #2
Publication date: November 4th, 2013 
Genres: Historical, New Adult, Romance


We always want what we can’t have.

Tiny O’Mara is tired of living in a world where men make all the rules. After bootlegging enough whiskey to free her father from the DiFiore crime family, twenty-year old Tiny is determined to gain her independence.

But it’s going to cost her.

Her alliance with sultry Enzo DiFiore is based more on their explosive chemistry than loyalty or trust. But she’s promised him some information that will help him take revenge on The River Gang, and when he offers her a job, an apartment, and the prospect of nights spent together where anything goes, she can’t refuse—which only puts her further in his debt.

She needs gorgeous childhood pal Joey Lupo to help her again—when they’re not at each other’s throats, they make a good team, and her attraction for him is becoming impossible to deny. But after she rejects his offer to leave town together, he’s tempted to let her fend for herself.

As Enzo’s need for possession and power escalate and her feelings for Joey deepen, Tiny realizes her mistakes. She just hopes she gets the chance to fix them before it’s too late.

Cover Reveal: Tease by Cambria Herbert

Title: Tease 
Author: Cambria Herbert
Series: Take It Off #2
Release Date: September 16, 2013
Format: Ebook and Paperback
Cover Design: Mae I Design


***This is a New Adult Contemporary novel. It is not intended for Young adult readers and contains sexual content and graphic language.*** 

You can look but you can’t touch… 

Harlow McAlister is a broke college student. When her tuition assistance is taken away she is faced with a choice: admit to her mother she couldn’t hack it on her own or make a lot of money fast. 

So she gets a good paying job. 

As a stripper. 

She thought it would be easy but it turns out being sexy is a lot harder than she thought. When a few mishaps work in her favor she manages to hang on to her job and catch the eye of the Mad Hatter’s best looking bartender, Cam. 

She’s also caught the eye of someone who wants to do more than look, someone who’s decided that she’s nothing but a tease. As the clothes come off, Harlow finds herself caught between lust and murder. The only thing she knows for sure is that her new risqué job is a lot more than she bargained for.