Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Teaser Tuesday: Sellling Scarlett by Ella James

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along, just do as following:
·Grab your current read
·Open to a random page
·Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
·Be careful not to include any spoilers so as not to ruin the book for others.

My Teaser this week is from:
Goodreads Description:
Elizabeth DeVille doesn't belong at a party like this—one where the gowns cost more than her Camry and cigars run higher than her grad school utility bills. Dragged out of seclusion by her best friend Suri, Elizabeth is merely playing dress-up, rubbing elbows with a crowd that banished her troubled family years ago.
Hunter West is tired. Tired of parties, tired of pretending, and tired of trying to right a wrong that haunts him every day. Bourbon heir and professional poker player by day, by night Hunter is gambling with his life in a high-stakes game of crime and blackmail.

When Elizabeth stumbles into Hunter's den of vices, she's a light in the darkness, a flame in the void. And, just like everything he touches, Hunter mars her in a record time. To rectify the damage done, Elizabeth needs money she doesn't have, and she's come up with a foolproof way to get it.
Follow Elizabeth—code-named Scarlett—to the lush Nevada brothel where she'll auction her virginity and risk the only thing that's not for sale: her heart. The highest bidder is a familiar face, with wicked hands and the devil's mouth. And a secret so dark that it could cost her life.

My Teaser (Since I have a hard time finding only 2 sentences, I figured I do a couple paragraphs) ;-)

I have no idea what he's talking about anymore, because my brain has turned to soup. I'm all glowing, glittering sensation as his green gaze sweeps me from toes to crown. His brows are slightly gathered, his mouth still tight. Firelight illuminated his face, so I can see the exact moment he realizes what I've been doing. His torso stiffens as his hands, pressed against the mattress, curl into big fists. He makes a low, approving sound and speaks in a voice that sounds like molten lava.
 "That's so sexy."
 I look down at my hand, still tangled in my gown. "It is?" I search his face.
"Oh yeah. Hell yeah."
Do you have a teaser this week? I wanna see it!!! Post in the comments and I'll stop by!!
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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Amazingly Broken by Jordin Williams Spotlight and Giveaway!

I was asked by the lovely Jordin Williams to help promote her new book release Amazingly Broken. I was honored and of course I agreed. I have an excerpt and a giveaway here today to share and I'm excited. 
Here is some info about the book:

Life threw Elana a curveball...
Elana’s mother died in Iowa and she was left to fend for herself with an abusive and drunken father who could care less about her well-being. After years of heartache and pain she graduated from high school and moved to Florida to go to college with her best friend Tiffany.

A new beginning...
That’s where she met Jaxon. He was everything she didn’t need. He was a cocky, tattooed, and a beer drinking musclehead. He was the type of guy that she normally would have avoided given her circumstances but when he offers her a bed to sleep on she can't say no. 
She never thought that she would discover they weren't much different from one another and that he had his own secrets and scars he didn’t want revealed to anyone...



He stepped back pushing my hand away. I leaned against the wall, watching him standing before me, wondering what he was doing. Then he dropped to his knees in front of me. Suddenly, he grabbed my leg and pulled it up over his shoulder. He brought his mouth right to my aching core, something that I never had done to me before.
      Crying out, I slammed the palms of my hands against the wall. It felt incredible, and as he sucked, swirled and stroked the most sensitive part of me, I made noises that I didn’t know were possible.
      Just as I was groaning his name, rocking my hips against him, he separated from me. Stumbling back a step, he brought his mouth back up to mine and shoved his tongue inside. I tangled my fingers in his hair, pulling him flush to my body. I needed him so bad. Groaning, I grabbed his throbbing mass and tried leading him to where I needed him. 
      “I want you inside me,” I breathed into his ear, wrapping my leg around him and pulling myself against his hand. 
      He kissed down my neck, down my collar bone, and down to my breasts again. I swiveled against his hips, desperate for more. I was nearly ready to climax from the anticipation alone. He put one hand on each side of my ass and pulled me up. I wrapped the other leg around his waist as he lowered me down, lifting me slightly, lowering me again. Closing his eyes, he sucked in a quick breath through his teeth and dropped his head back His biceps pulsed against my arms as he supported my entire weight. The water pooled at our feet, and the steam filled the room.
      “Oh my god, Elana. Oh my…”
*Fans self* well that was...ahem....hot lol.

About Jordin:

Jordin Williams is a 26 year old ghostwriter turned author. She lives in Iowa and has always loved to sit down and read a good book. When she started ghostwriting books they would become popular even though she was never given any credit so she decided to write her own book, Amazingly Broken.


Amazingly Broken is LIVE!!! Get it here at any one of these links:

Want to know what Jordin listened to while creating this? Here is the playlist that she used for Amazingly Broken:

My book Amazingly Broken deals with two broken people who learn to love again after everything they have gone through. You can see below the wide range of music genres included. There is rock, pop, country, alternative, R&B, and a few others. The themes they deal with are love, death, abuse, new beginnings, and loss of something other than death.

"Broken Bones" by Rev Theory
“Falling Away From Me” by KoRn
“Falling Into You” by Celine Dion
“I Believe” by Diamond Rio
“Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum
“Better Days” by Goo Goo Dolls
"I'm With You" by Avril Lavigne
"Gorilla" by Bruno Mars
“Is This Love?” by Whitesnake
“End of the Road” by Boyz II Men
“As Long As You Love Me” by Backstreet Boys
"Addicted" by Saving Abel

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Thank you, Jordin for allowing me this peak into your world and I cannot wait to start reading this!
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Review: Reason To Breathe by Rebecca Donovan

{Review} Reason To Breathe by Rebecca Donovan
Goodreads Description:
"No one tried to get involved with me, and I kept to myself. This was the place where everything was supposed to be safe and easy. How could Evan Mathews unravel my constant universe in just one day?" 
He knows there’s something more to the girl sitting in the back of the class the moment he sees her. She’s beautiful, intelligent, and athletic – but she slips quietly through the crowded halls, trying not to exist. Determined to get to know the elusive girl, Evan soon discovers… Emma Thomas is hiding a terrible a secret. Reason to Breathe is an electrifying page turner from start to finish, a unique tale of life-changing love, unspeakable cruelty, and one girl’s fragile grasp of hope.
Why did I pick this up?
Honestly I didn't pick it up myself. I went to a book signing in LA and Rebecca Donovan was there. I saw her book on her table and read the back blurb and thought to myself, "That sounds like a badass book!" So I picked it up, had her sign it and bought the sucker. 
What did I think?
Um.....wow. Where do I even start? 
I'll admit that I was a little wary once I started the book because I thought it would make me cry. It didn't make me cry but it took my breath away. So many emotions ran through me as I kept reading. I was enraptured by Emma's story.
Emma has a pretty hard life at home and does her best to bear through it. I have to hand it to her, because what she takes, most people wouldn't be able to handle. She's counting down the days until she can leave and be free. To breathe. I felt her pain and heartbreak. It was practically dripping from the pages. I couldn't look away. 
Evan is such a great character. I loved him from the start and he will be a favorite character for me for a while. He takes everything in stride and is honest. You don't find too many honest guys out there. Not to mention what a little hottie he is. Ha!
Emma and Evan's love story is timid at first and blossoms into this all-encompassing passion that overtakes them. I think it also takes them by surprise as well. It was really fantastic to read through the book.
I think that the best part about this book is that it is brutally honest. When you read about what Emma goes through, you think to yourself, "Why doesn't she fight back? Or leave? I would." But when you truly think about if you were in that certain situation, would you truly be able to? I was thinking that to myself as I read. I honestly don't know what I would do in that situation. No one really does. 
Rebecca Donovan did an amazing job with this book. I cannot wait to read the next one in this series. This book will be in my brain for quite a while. As well as my heart. 
I highly suggest you pick up a copy soon and start to read! This is one that you do NOT want to pass this one up.

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