Thursday, October 31, 2013

{Blog Tour & Giveaway} Meant For Her by Raine Thomas



Goodreads Description:
Photographer Sierra Stratton views the world through a lens all her own. She has an uncanny sense about people, something that often causes her trouble. When she meets the sexy and brooding Evan Dorsey, her intuition tells her he’s suffering, and she wants to be the one to help him.
Evan isn’t open to help from anyone, however. His focus is on his Major League career and making himself as marketable as possible for his upcoming free agency. He plans to ride out the season in Atlanta and then sign with another team, away from the painful memories that haunt him.
Someone’s eager to send him on his way, too. Between anonymous threats and equipment sabotage, it’s clear he’s earned himself an enemy along the way. To him, it’s one more sign that he’s right to move on.
But Sierra threatens his conviction. Her contagious smile proves hard to resist, as does her kiss. She tempts him in ways he never anticipated, making him question his plans for the first time. If he’s not careful, she might just convince him that he’s meant for her.

Why did I pick this?
First of all, I just have to say that I didn't actually pick this. Raine actually picked me! I read her other book For Everly and reviewed it HERE. I thought that book was adorable so Raine offered me to be on this fabulous blog tour. Of course I accepted. I love Raine and I love this series. So, in a way, the book chose me for once. ;-)

What did I think?
Adorable. Warm. Lovely. Heart-touching. I thought that this book was a very sweet and heart warming book. Raine has a wonderful way with words and this book was really cute.
I'll start off with the characters...like I always do.
You first really get introduced to Evan. At first, you feel his horrible pain. You're not sure what his pain is caused from because he locks it up so deep but you know he has a big portion of it. That comes out across the page right away. As for looks, yeah....he's a hottie. Plus he's an Aussie?! Hel-lo...who doesn't like an Australian accent? C'mon... lol. Overall...he really is a deep character and I liked seeing him become a better person throughout the book.
Now, for Sierra, I liked how she was wise beyond her years. She sees things normal people don't really catch. Instead of seeing the outside when she first meets people, she sees the deeper side. I truly liked that about her. I will say that I did agree with her friends....she's too nice. I did want to shake her and say, "Stand up for yourself!!" But I did understand where she was coming from. She was such a sweet and caring character.
The overall story was very warm. I really enjoyed reading it. It was easy and flowed very nicely. My heart broke for Evan though. Time and time again. I loved him so much though. I liked that Cole and Everly made an appearance too. So very cute.

Favorite Quote:
"Even the stars can't shine without darkness."

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Author Bio: Raine Thomas is the award-winning author of a series of YA fantasy/romance novels about the Estilorian plane, including the Daughters of Saraqael trilogy and the Firstborn trilogy. She is also the author of the bestselling New Adult Contemporary Romance, For Everly, and the much-anticipated spin-off, Meant for Her. She is a proud member of Romance Writers of America and is a contributing blogger to The Writer's Voice. When she isn’t planning weddings, writing, or glued to social media, she can usually be found on one of Florida’s beautiful beaches with her husband and daughter or crossing the border to visit with her Canadian friends and relatives.

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{Cover Reveal} Undone by Teal Haviland


UNDONE by Teal Haviland has a cover and I get to share it with you today! Check out how amazing it is and then look below to read all about the title and Teal Haviland!



Isn't it gorgeous and mysterious?!? UNDONE is a Young Adult Fantasy and is Book 2 in The Reaping Chronicles Series. It is scheduled to be released in February 2014.

About UNDONE:

The best plans come undone. The best angels do, too.
Gabrielle, the Angel of Karma, chose to live in a human body on Earth in hopes of learning what she needed to know to do her job better. She had no idea what she would discover, and she certainly didn’t expect things to go so wrong.
But that was then.
Now, she knows that Ramai and the Fallen have a much stronger hold on humanity than she first believed; that the Book of Barabbadon not only still exists but is now in the hands of the enemy; that demons are becoming more powerful; and that her new love, Lucas, has a terrifying path ahead of him—a path that could make him her worst enemy.
Now, she has to fight through more obstacles than she had before, and she has to do it while watching the clock—constantly reminding her, with each revolution around its face, that time is running out to make things right, to turn the tide toward Light in the Great War.
Gabrielle’s original quest has become more perilous. It’s not just about understanding what motivates humans anymore, she also has to figure out how to keep everything and everyone she loves from coming to an end. Soon.
Other than losing the War, Gabrielle doesn’t think the circumstances that have unfolded since coming to 
Earth could get much worse.
She’s never been more wrong.

ABOUT TEAL HAVILAND:

Teal Haviland lives in Tennessee with her daughter and her four-legged friends. She enjoys photography, travel, reading, music, cooking, daydreaming, writing (of course), and above all spending time with her family and friends.

Teal grew up with a love for anything fantastical or outrageous. After years of dreaming of worlds where fairies, angels, demons, and shape shifters (to name a few) exist, she finally decided to begin writing her stories down. Inception, book one in her series The Reaping Chronicles, is her first published novel.




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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

{Cover Reveal} All The Pretty Lies by M. Leighton


ALL THE PRETTY LIES by M. Leighton has a cover and I get to share it with you today! Check out how pretty it is and then look below to read all about the title and M. Leighton! That's right! M. Leighton is bringing us a new series!




Isn't it gorgeous?!? ALL THE PRETTY LIES is a New Adult Contemporary Romance filled with heat, lies, and romance. It is scheduled to be released November 12, 2013.

About ALL THE PRETTY LIES:

All the Pretty Lies
“Live, no regrets”

Her…
Sloane Locke has led a sheltered life.  However, with a history like hers, she can understand why her brothers and her father want so much to protect her.  She has gone along with it for twenty long years, but those days are over.  For the girl who never makes promises, Sloane has made a pact with herself that things will change on her twenty-first birthday.  So when the clock strikes midnight, Sloane strikes out to spread her wings and break a few rules.

Him…
In addition to inking skin, Hemi Spencer possesses many talents. Controlling himself has never been one of them.  It’s never had to be.  He’s lived a life of indulgence for as long as he can remember.  Right up until tragedy struck.  Now, he’s nothing but controlled. He’s a man on a mission, one who will let nothing and no one stand in his way. 

Them…
Nothing in their lives could’ve prepared Sloane and Hemi for what they’d find in each other—distraction and obsession, love and possession.  But the one thing they can’t find is a future.  Neither one has been totally honest.  And they’ll soon learn that the devil is in the details.  In the details and in the lies.

How far will two people go to live in the now when the now is all they’ve got?

M. Leighton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Wild Ones and The Bad Boys romance trilogies.  She is a native of Ohio, relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she lets her mind wander to 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.  

For more about M. Leighton, visit her website at www.MLeightonBooks.blogspot.com or follow her on Twitter@mleightonbooks.






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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

{Blog Tour} Sentinel by Jennifer L. Armentrout


Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Goodreads Description:
There is need. And then there is Fate...
Being destined to become some kind of supernatural electrical outlet isn't exactly awesome--especially when Alexandria's "other half" is everywhere she goes. Seth's in her training room, outside her classes, and keeps showing up in her bedroom--so not cool. Their connection does have some benefits, like staving off her nightmares of the tragic showdown with her mother, but it has no effect on what Alex feels for the forbidden, pure-blooded Aiden. Or what he will do--and sacrifice--for her.
When daimons infiltrate the Covenants and attack students, the gods send furies--lesser gods determined to eradicate any threat to the Covenants and to the gods, and that includes the Apollyon... and Alex. And if that and hordes of aether-sucking monsters didn't blow bad enough, a mysterious threat seems willing to do anything to neutralize Seth, even if that means forcing Alex into servitude... or killing her.
When the gods are involved, some decisions can never, ever be undone.

My Review:


Why did I pick this?
I love this series. Plain and simple. It's become one of my utmost favorites. I'm lucky (so very lucky) to have a best friend  who is also a blogger that happened to have an ARC of this book. She made one of my dreams come true by sending this to me to read. The day after I received it, I read it......in one sitting. So thank you to my one of my best blogger friend Andrea at The Bookish Babe for loaning it to me. It was so awesome of you to do that. :-) You complete me.
What did I think?
I devoured this book. Seriously. I loved Alex when I first got introduced to her in Daimon and she's wriggled her way into my heart throughout the entire series.
This book picks up right where it left of in Half-Blood and does not stop. Since this book hasn't technically been released yet, I'll try to keep the spoilers to myself ;-)
Now, I'm not sure if you're Team Aiden or Team Seth but you will definately not be disappointed for either. There is plenty of both to keep you satisfied. I, personally, am a Team Aiden kind of gal. What can I say? I'm a sucker for those gray, gray eyes. But after reading this I'm in a tough spot because Seth really does come through in this book. Which is really nice.
Prepare yourself for some action, romance, and yes heartbreak. This was one emotional ride for me. My heart felt so constrcited throughout the entire book. I was sitting on the edge of my seat (or on my bed as it were since I read most of it in bed) the whole time. No joke, I stayed up until 3:40 am finishing it. Yes, I had to work the next day at 8. But is was so worth it.
Everything that you read in Half-Blood is maximized in Pure. Everything is.....MORE. MORE action, MORE suspense, MORE romance, and MORE heartbreak. Deity is seriously going to rock my face off. Jennifer did such an amazing job for this book. She has a fantastic way with words that make you feel. I absolutely adore books that do that to you. No matter if they make you cry or squeel.....I just love to be able to feel it all. Jennifer does that. In spades.
Favorite Quotes: (non-spoilery ones ;-) )
I shot Aiden a defiant look. "Let's go. Come on, Seth.Let's go continue our Lovers' quarrel." Pushing off the wall, Seth arched a brow. "Yes, my love, that sounds absolutely fantastic. Don't forget to grab a dagger so you can poke my eyeball out."
He smiled. "I know I do. I see it quite often. I just prefer your bed. It smells better." I made a face. "It smells better? What does yours smell like? Regrets and bad taste?"

About Jennifer:
# 1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout Lives in West Virginia.

All the rumors you heard about her state aren’t true.

Well, mostly. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write.

She is the author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press), the Lux Series (Entangled Teen), Don't Look Back (Disney/Hyperion) and a yet untitled novel (Disney/Hyperion), and new YA paranormal series with Harlequin Teen.

Jennifer also writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn. The Gamble Brothers Series (Tempting the Best Man/Tempting the Player) and Wait for You. Under her pen name, she is published with Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.


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{Release Day Launch, Excerpt, & Giveaway} GREED by Fisher Amelie

Fisher Amelie's GREED is being released TODAY and we are so excited to join in the release day launch for it. GREED is a mature young adult/new adult contemporary novel and is the second book in The Seven Deadly Series. Check out what we have for you today and then enter to win in the blog tour giveaway! You could win a signed copy of VAIN, Book 1 in the series, or a Kindle Fire! 



ABOUT GREED (Book 2 in the Seven Deadly Series):

Gather ‘round, love, because I want you. I want what you have, I want what you don’t have, I want more of what I already have. I want. But if you so much as ask for something in return, go ahead and walk away. Know if you want to play in my world, it’s every man for themselves and the weak become mine. Leeches will be obliterated because I make it my job to destroy them. I protect what’s mine and I take what’s yours...because that’s what I do. I want.

My story will not endear me to you and, frankly, I could care less if it does because I’m in this for the money and nothing else. There’s nothing redeeming about me. I’m a corrupt, money hungry, immoral asshole from Los Angeles. I’m every man’s worst nightmare and every girl’s fantasy.

I’m Spencer Blackwell...And this is the story about how I went from the world’s most coveted guy to the guy no one wanted around and why I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.

Excerpt:

PrologueGreed is a strange, strange sin.All you want to do is acquire. Acquire money, acquire material, acquire time, acquire energy, acquire attention. The running mantra is “I want, I want, I want” but that quickly turns to “I need, I need, I need.”
Suddenly there just isn’t enough time for friends, for family, for anyone. Your goal is to acquire and to make sure what you acquire stays acquired. Your life depends on it. You don’t see truth because the truth is shadowed by enormous homes, incredibly fast cars, in lavish spending. Your life no longer belongs to you, but you are blind to it all because those around you are seeking the same.So you shuffle along at an impossible rate, and you pass the real world around you.But what you’ll come to realize, altogether too late, is that it’s never enough. It’s simply never enough.Chapter One“It’s confirmed. Peter Knight of Evergreen won’t approve the acquisition. You know what to do,” my snake of a father told me, not two steps into his front door.“I just got off a seven-hour flight. You can’t let me settle in? Possibly say hello?”He stood, watching me, a slight tick in his square jaw. He tucked his hands into his Italian silk pants. His six-foot frame followed the steps up to the foyer and stopped a few inches away from my own. We were face to face. Although I fell an inch shorter, he no longer intimidated me. I knew if I had to, I could kick his ass.“Hello, Spencer,” he said, a serpent’s smile spread wide across his mouth before falling flat. “Get to work. I don’t pay you to sit around. I don’t care if it is your Christmas break.”
We stayed where we were, each waiting on the other to back down. The tension was palpable. In the end, his face relaxed and he began to chuckle, stepping aside and making way for me. I picked up my bags and headed for my room, giving myself plenty of space to pass him without touching him.
When I got to the bottom of the stairs, I changed my mind and threw my bags on the second to last step, intending to pick them up later. I stretched my muscles, loving the feel of my back popping, and started for the kitchen.“Where the hell do you think you’re going?” he asked, still standing in the foyer, watching my every move.“If I don’t say hi to Mom and Bridge, they’ll think something’s up,” I told him and continued on.He didn’t respond, but I felt his stare burning into the back of my head.

About Fisher Amelie:

Fisher Amelie is the author of The Leaving Series, Callum & Harper and Thomas & January. She began her writing career as a copywriter for an internet marketing company wherein one of their client's said, 'Hey! You're funny. You should write books'. Which in turn she said, 'Hey, get out of here! This is the lady's restroom.' While washing her hands and the embarrassment from her face, she thought they may have had a valid point. So, she took the thousands of hours of writing stories growing up, tucked them into her pocket and began writing and writing and writing.



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Monday, October 28, 2013

{Blog Tour & Giveaway} Cross Country Christmas by Tiffany King


Are you ready for Tiffany King's new novella CROSS COUNTRY CHRISTMAS? A part of The Woodfalls Series, this contemporary romance novella is a perfect holiday addition to the series! Releasing November 1, 2013, you aren't going to want to miss getting your hands on this novella. See below for my review and all of the information on CROSS COUNTRY CHRISTMAS and Tiffany King, as well as where to find her. Then make sure to enter the awesome giveaway. You can follow along with the Tour and read all of the reviews being posted below! 

Review Tour Participants


ABOUT CROSS COUNTRY CHRISTMAS:
With the holiday season upon her, Jamie Foster is once again stressed about making her yearly visit back home to Woodfalls, still single. Fate intervenes in the form of Grant Johnson, a boy she grew up with, who catches the same flight while returning home from a business trip.
When a malfunction sends their plane crashing down on the runway upon takeoff, Jamie and Grant decide to rent a car and make the nine-hundred-mile drive home together. Ironically for them, anything that can go wrong does as they face one hysterical hurdle after another.
Christmas may finally bring Jamie the gift of love she has always wanted if she and Grant can manage to overcome a few obstacles along the way. Ho-ho-ho!

What did I think?
I thought this was so freaking adorable! I always love the kind of books where the two main characters have grown up together. Those are my favorite types actually.

I've always been a fan of Tiffany King. She really has a way with words and knows how to tear out your heart or to warm it up.

If you're looking for a quick, warm, fuzzy-feeling type of read, this novella is it! This one is so perfect for the upcoming season. Full of that warm goodness that is the essence of Christmas in my opinion.

Jamie was an adorable character and one I can relate to in some ways. She left her small town to look for her soulmate all the while making a name for herself with her food blog. She knows there is someone out there for her and she wants to have that forever kind of love. It's so innocent and sweet. I loved her.

Grant was hotness in form I swear. I'm a sucker for dark hair and blue eyes. I don't know what it is about that but man oh man does Tiffany work it well. Not only that but he just is adorable anyways.

I truly enjoyed this novella and will be scooping it up on the release day. I loved the cute story and can't wait to see more from Tiffany. She's a talented storyteller. This is certainly going to be a hoilday favorite for me!


About Tiffany King:

USA Today Bestselling author Tiffany King is a lifelong reading fanatic who is now living her dream as a writer, weaving Young Adult and New Adult romance tales for others to enjoy. She has a loving husband and two wonderful kids. (Five, if you count her three spoiled cats). Her addictions include: Her iphone and ipad, chocolate, Diet Coke, chocolate, Harry Potter, chocolate, zombies and her favorite TV shows. Want to know what they are? Just ask.

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{Release Day Launch, Excerpt & Giveaway} Game For Trouble by Karen Erickson

ABOUT GAME FOR TROUBLE:

He’ll play dirty to get what he wants…
Willow Cavanaugh would be happy if she never saw cocky football star Nick Hamilton again. Sure, their fling was the hottest she’d had, but he’s way too much of a playboy to settle down with one woman. Plus, she’s got her heart set on a piece of real estate for her catering business—and Nick owns that property.
Nick may be at the top of his game, but all he wants is a second chance with Willow. When he offers to sell her his commercial space if she agrees to a series of dates with him, their chemistry is so scintillating that jumping back into bed seems like an inevitability. But Willow’s decided all’s fair in sex and blackmail. Little does she know, Nick’s playing to win…and she’s the prize.



Buy Links:


It's here! Karen Erickson's GAME FOR TROUBLE is live and ready for you today! An amazing contemporary romance, GAME FOR TROUBLE is book 2 in the Game For It Series. It's steamy, sexy and a definite must-read! 

And you can get it today!!

I also have an excerpt for you. After reading the excerpt, make sure to go and enter the amazing giveaway below!  

Excerpt:


“Come in here.” She grabbed hold of his hand and yanked him inside, shutting the door behind her and twisting the lock into place. “Let’s stay in tonight. It’s cold out there.”
“But...wherever you wanna go, darlin’, I’m game. My treat. You could order fifty lobsters for dinner, and I won’t protest.”
She grimaced. “I hate lobster.”
“You do not,” he said, frowning. “You grew up here. You can pluck a lobster straight out of the ocean from your dad’s deck.”
“Just because I grew up here doesn’t mean I have to love seafood.” She scrunched her nose. How she hated explaining this. No one ever got it. “I’ve never been a big fan. Lobster’s sorta freaky. Crab is too much work, not enough reward. I don’t mind shrimp, though. You can just pop them in your mouth and eat them.”
“I’ll take you out for all you can eat shrimp, then. You can stuff your face until you wanna burst,” he suggested eagerly.
Laughing, she shook her head. “I don’t think so. I’d rather stay in tonight with you.” She sobered up quick. The more they stayed in the better. This so- called relationship needed to stay quiet. One mention of it to the media, local or bigger, and all hell was going to break loose. As in, her father would have an epic freak-out.
“We always do that, though. Stay in.” He scowled. “Aren’t you getting bored?”
Oh, no. “Are you?” God, he was already tired of her. Really, she shouldn’t care. She should be glad. The faster she got rid of him, the better.Right?
“No. Hell, no. Anytime I’m with you is good, Will.”
He reached for her, settling those big hands on her hips. Dipping his head, he bent his knees a little so he could peer directly into her eyes. “Are you getting sick of me yet?”
She pressed her lips together to keep from saying what she really wanted. I could never get sick of you. You’re the best thing that’s ever happened to me.“No. Well. Your constant sweet talk is getting sort of old.” She rolled her eyes, putting on an act. Nothing Nick did when they were together was getting old.
His mouth curved upward. “What are you talking about?”
“All the darlin’s and the sugars and the princess remarks. I think you say that sort of thing so you never have to worry about the name of the girl you’re with,” she teased.
His face turned frightfully solemn. “You really think that?”
Uh oh. She shrugged. “I’ve wondered.”
“Really.” His fingers bit into her flesh, he held her so tight.
“Maybe?” He had her doubting herself. How did he do that?Dope. He constantly keeps you on edge.
“Trust me, I always know who I’m with when I’m with you.” He kissed her—the softest, sweetest kiss ever. So soft, so sweet, she immediately wanted to weep when he pulled away to murmur against her lips, “Willow.”


About Karen Erickson:

USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson writes what she loves to read - sexy contemporary romance. Digitally published since 2006, she's a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children.
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