June 30, 2013

SELLING OUT (The Lost Girls 2) by Amber Lin Review

SELLING OUT (The Lost Girls 2) by Amber Lin-Erotic Contemporary Romance
Kindle format given by author for review

Shelly Laurent escapes her life as a high-class escort, but against her better judgment she takes the scared young Ella with her. Framed for murder by her pimp and his dirty cops in retaliation, Shelly turns to the one man who could be her salvation: Detective Luke Cameron. She doesn’t know if she can trust him or if he’s just a mirage, but it's time for her to take a stand. Just one shot, make it count, she’ll fight Ella’s demons—and face her own.

Shelly throws light on the shadows of Chicago’s underworld, challenging everything she knew and the man she’s come to love. Together, a prostitute and a cop fight for truth stronger than secrets, hope deeper than deception, and a bond more enduring than betrayal.

A Week With Autumn 6/30

These are the books and goodies I received in the mail this past week. I may not get to post reviews on the blog for all the books, but this is a great way of getting Authors/books names out there. I've decided to join in on Tynga's Reviews weekly meme called Stacking the Shelves. Make sure to stop by her blog to see the other participants!

June 29, 2013

Sexy Summer Saturdays 6/29: Giving You Forever by Ashley Wilcox Review


Sexy Summer Saturdays is a weekly meme created to spread the word about sizzling summer reads. 

Participating blogs:
The Autumn Review

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Into the Fire (Hot Nights Series 1) by Amanda Usen Review

Into the Fire (Hot Nights Series 1) by Amanda Usen Review-Adult Contemporary Romance
Kindle format given by Entangled: Indulgence for review

Jackson Calabrese has a lot of nerve. He beat Lila Grant in the Culinary Academy competition using her recipes. Now, he’s opening a restaurant and wants her help? Fine, she'll fix his menu, but it's going to cost him.

Heir to the Calabrese restaurant empire, Jackson can buy anything he wants, except creativity, so he buys Lila's instead. He can craft perfect paella, but to take New York by storm he needs her innovative spark.

Skillets aren't the only things hot in the kitchen, and an uneasy truce ignites into passion. They’re great in bed, but Jackson doesn't trust her, and Lila is contemplating revenge. The restaurant opening approaches, the menu is completed, and the tables are set for one final act of betrayal. How can love bloom in the midst of such a hot mess?

June 28, 2013

SIMPLE PERFECTION (Perfection 2) by Abbi Glines Cover Reveal & Teaser

SIMPLE PERFECTION (Perfection 2) by Abbi Glines-NA Contemporary Romance
Scheduled to release: September 23, 2013


Woods had his perfect life mapped out for him. Rise up the ranks of the family business. Marry the rich girl of his parents’ dreams. Pretend that wealth and privilege was all he’d ever wanted. Then a girl named Della breezed into town, a beautifully imperfect stranger who captured his heart and opened his eyes to a new kind of future. Woods is ready and willing to sacrifice everything for her when the sudden death of his father leaves him with his mother to care for and a business to manage.

Della is determined to be strong for Woods, even as she’s quietly falling to pieces. No matter how far from home she’s run, the ghosts of her past have never stopped haunting her. Struggling to hide her true feelings from Woods, Della fears she can’t be his rock without dragging him down into the darkness with her. But is she strong enough to let go of the last thing holding her together?

THIS TIME AROUND by Ellie Grace Sneak Peek!

This Time Around by Ellie Grace-NA Contemporary Romance Contemporary Romance 
Expected release date: July 15, 2013 


Nora Montgomery left home and heartbreak behind in South Carolina when she moved to New York City after her high school graduation. Now, four years later, she returns home and is forced to confront the past she left behind and the reckless boy who broke her heart. It’s not long before the pieces of her past begin to blur with the present and she realizes that the feelings she had for her first love never really went away. As old dreams resurface and new truths come to light, she begins to question the future she's always planned on.

Jake Harris has spent four years regretting the night he let her get away. When she finally reappears in his life, he is determined to win her back and prove how much he’s changed. She might never forgive him for that night, but if he tells her the truth about what really happened it will shatter the world she thought she knew. If he doesn’t, he might not get a second chance. He’s already lost her once and he won’t lose her again.

They come from two different worlds that are threatening to tear them apart…can they make it this time around?


  

FLASHBACK FRIDAYS 6/28: Lords of the Underworld Series by Gena Showalter


Flashback Fridays is a weekly meme that was created by The Autumn Review. If you'd like to participate, please see the guidelines below.
  • You have to have read the book at least one year ago. 
  • You can review or re-review your selection. 
  • You can simply do a book spotlight. (Cover, book description, author info, and buy links)
  • If you'd like to participate, please leave your link in comments. 

June 27, 2013

FAKING IT (Losing It 2) by Cora Carmack Review

FAKING IT (Losing It 2) by Cora Carmack Review-NA Contemporary Romance
Kindle format given by Harper Collins for review

Mackenzie “Max” Miller has a problem. Her parents have arrived in town for a surprise visit, and if they see her dyed hair, tattoos, and piercings, they just might disown her. Even worse, they’re expecting to meet a nice, wholesome boyfriend, not a guy named Mace who has a neck tattoo and plays in a band. All her lies are about to come crashing down around her, but then she meets Cade.

Cade moved to Philadelphia to act and to leave his problems behind in Texas. So far though, he’s kept the problems and had very little opportunity to take the stage. When Max approaches him in a coffee shop with a crazy request to pretend to be her boyfriend, he agrees to play the part. But when Cade plays the role a little too well, they’re forced to keep the ruse going. And the more they fake the relationship, the more real it begins to feel.

SWOON Thursday 6/27: FAKING IT (Losing It 2) by Cora Carmack



SWOON Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by YA Bound.

June 26, 2013

ONCE UPON A DARKNESS by Aria Kane Excerpt & Giveaway

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Once Upon a Darkness by Aria Kane-Paranormal romance/post-apocalyptic 

Publisher and Imprint: Entranced Publishing, Kissed
Release Date: June 17, 2013 
Length: 61 pages



Gretchen and her twin brother, Hank, were abandoned to a zombie horde when they were five years old. Intended to be a sacrifice by their zealot parents, they were instead rescued by The Company. Raised to become soldiers in the war against zombies, they now provide safe passage through danger zones, one contract at a time.

Clint's only skill is war, but he's weary of killing other men. When his contract with the Marines runs out, he takes a job on Gretchen's team, hoping that the search-and-rescue life will suit him better.

On Clint's second day, their four-man team is attacked, drugged, and taken to a prison full of frightened civilians. The only way in or out is by helicopter and, here, their enemies are human. One by one, the captives are culled from the holding area. Rumors say the facility director uses the prisoners as experimental subjects for the testing of a zombie cure.


When Hank is culled, Clint and Gretchen must put aside their personal feelings and find a way out of the prison, surrounded by thousands of starving zombies, before Hank becomes just one more disposable guinea pig in the hands of a twisted mad woman.

A Castle of Sand (Shade of Vampire 3) by Bella Forrest Review

 A Castle of Sand (Shade of Vampire 3) by Bella Forrest-YA Paranormal Romance
Kindle format given by author for review

 

Waiting on Wednesday 6/26: FUELED (The Driven Trilogy 2) by K. Bromberg

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

June 25, 2013

TAINTED LOVE by Erin Cawood Excerpt & Giveaway

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Tainted Love by Erin Cawood-Adult Contemporary Fiction
Published: October 2012

For anyone in a relationship, the words 'we need to talk' can only mean one thing. In the last twenty-two years, the McKenzies have been through it, survived it, learned by it, and grown stronger from it, because life didn't stop for breath when they needed it. Amongst the tears and the tragedies, the hopes and happiness, they've built something amazing: a happy family, a luxury lifestyle and a booming empire. Don't they deserve to have it all? 

But for the perfect wife, those four sinister words mean something entirely different. They're a summons into a private world where what happens behind closed doors stays behind closed doors.

Faith has no doubt in Calvin's undying love for her. It's what kept her sane in the darkest hours. If only she could figure out what it is she does wrong... because it’s rapidly becoming apparent their tainted love is running out of time.

THE GAME CHANGER (The Perfect Game 2) by J. Sterling Review

THE GAME CHANGER (The Perfect Game 2) by J. Sterling-NA Contemporary Romance
Kindle format given by Amazon Publishing for review


Jack & Cassie's story continues in the follow up to the Best Selling book, The Perfect Game.

Thrust into the spotlight, Cassie must learn how to navigate the waters of this sometimes unforgiving and cruel world. It's a lifestyle that makes you question your happiness and sanity as the past is never truly far behind.

How do you stay together when the world's trying to tear you apart?

Teaser Tuesday 6/25: RETURN TO POUGHKEEPSIE by Debra Anastasia

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

June 24, 2013

EMBER (Death Collectors 1) by Jessica Sorensen Review & Giveaway

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EMBER (Death Collectors 1) by Jessica Sorensen-NA Paranormal Romance
Kindle format given by author for review/blog tour


**Mature Content Advisory**
Recommended for readers 17+ due to sexual situations and language

For nineteen-year-old Ember, life has always been about death. With a simple touch, she can see when someone will die. It’s her curse and the reason she secludes herself from the world. The only person that knows her secret is her best friend Raven.

But that changes when she meets Asher Morgan. He’s gorgeous and mysterious and is the only person Ember can't sense death from. The silence he instills in her mind and body allows her to feel things she’s never been able to before, so despite her initial reservations, Ember lets Asher into her life and lets herself to get close to him. But the closer they get, the more Ember realizes that Asher is keeping secrets from her.

When unexplained deaths begin to surface in her town, Ember questions why she can’t see Asher's death and what it is he’s hiding from her.


UNBREAKABLE by Rebecca Shea Cover Reveal

Unbreakable by Rebecca Shea-New Adult/College/Coming of Age 
Expected Release Date: July 30, 2013
Cover Created by: Sarah Hansen Okay Creations
Cover reveal organized by: Shh Moms Reading


Jessica Harper is the epitome of perfection. She’s a good daughter, makes excellent grades, and always strays on the safe side of life. The last thing she thought would ever happen was falling in love with her best friend’s brother. But sometimes fate just has a way of bringing two people together.

Wide receiver for the University of Arizona, Gabe Garcia, seems to have it all. When his feelings for Jessica come to surface, Gabe will give up everything to be with her.


But what happens when a tragedy abruptly changes the course of your life? For Jessica and Gabe, everything they thought they knew about each other will be questioned. Sometimes, there are scars in life that are cut too deep to completely heal.

Will their love prove to be unbreakable, or will it shatter and prove fate is just another lie?

*This book contains mature subject matter and is not intended for those under 17 years of age.*


June 23, 2013

Straightjacket by Meredith Towbin Review

Straightjacket by Meredith Towbin-YA Contemporary Fiction
Kindle format given by author for review

Eighteen-year-old Anna has lived her whole life in shame, losing herself in books to cope with crippling panic attacks triggered by her abusive parents. Forced into a psychiatric hospital, she can’t imagine a future that’s anything but bleak—until she meets Caleb, a gifted, 19-year-old artist who insists he’s an angel.
He swears his mission is to help Anna break free from her parents’ control and fulfill a destiny that she can only dream of. The doctors, however, are convinced that Caleb is delusional.
Anna doesn’t want to be that girl who’s in love with the crazy guy, but when she sees his stunning portraits of her and the way he risks everything to keep her safe, she can’t help but imagine a new future for both of them, filled with hope. But just when it seems they’ve created heaven on earth, Caleb’s past emerges full force, threatening to destroy their tiny, blissful world. And Anna has to decide if she should follow her heart, or if Caleb’s really as troubled as his doctors say…

A Week with Autumn 6/23

These are the books and goodies I received in the mail this past week. I may not get to post reviews on the blog for all the books, but this is a great way of getting Authors/books names out there. I've decided to join in on Tynga's Reviews weekly meme called Stacking the Shelves. Make sure to stop by her blog to see the other participants!

June 22, 2013

BAD THINGS (Tristan & Danika 1) by R.K. Lilley Review & Giveaway

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BAD THINGS (Tristan & Danika 1) by R.K. Lilley-Erotic Romance
Kindle format given by author for review/blog tour

Danika hasn’t had an easy life. Being insanely attracted to bad boys has never helped make it easier.
One look at Tristan, and every brain cell she possessed went up in smoke. This man was trouble with a capital T. It was a given.
She knew better. Bad boys were bad. Especially for her. Considering her history, it was crazy to think otherwise. So why did crazy have to feel so damn fine?
For as long as she could remember, Danika had been focused on the future with single-minded purpose. Tristan came along and taught her everything there was to know about letting go, and living in the present. She fell, hard and deep. Of course, that only made her impact with the ground that much more devastating.

SONS OF WRATH Cover Model Contest! CAST YOUR VOTE!




How often do you get to pick the cover model for a book? 



Now’s your chance.

From a pool of over 200 candidates, I’ve narrowed down a small group of finalists possessing the best attributes for Logan–the dark and dangerous leading male in the next installment of my Sons of Wrath series. These guys not only have a smokin’ hot bod, they’ve got the gorgeous face to go along with it.
"JON"
"AJDIN"
"MICHAEL"
"JULIAN"
"ADRIEL"

Sexy Summer Saturdays 6/22: CLAIM ME (Stark Trilogy 2) by J. Kenner Review


Sexy Summer Saturdays is a weekly meme created to spread the word about sizzling summer reads. 

Participating blogs:
The Autumn Review

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June 21, 2013

PICTURING PERFECT (Love of My Life) by Melissa Brown Review & Giveaway


PICTURING PERFECT (Love of My Life) by Melissa Brown-Adult Contemporary Romance
Kindle format given by author for review/blog tour

Life may not turn out like we planned, but sometimes that’s what makes it perfect…

Hadley Foster has always been a planner. But, since the age of nineteen, things haven’t exactly gone according to plan… not at all. And the changes continue to mount when a trip to Europe with her best friend starts a domino effect in all aspects of her life. Suddenly, the future she had envisioned for herself seems unlikely to happen. It’s time to make a new plan… or accept the dominoes as they fall.

Jason Kelly has a great life. He’s a successful self-published writer who’s living his dreams. But, something is missing. Hadley Foster. Letting her slip through his fingers is one of his biggest regrets. Over time, he had to accept the idea of being without his first love as he watched her fall in love with someone else.

When circumstances bring Jason and Hadley back into one another’s lives, they’re forced to deal with their past, their present and the possibility of a future together.

**Note from the author: You do not need to read either Bouquet Toss or Champagne Toast to follow this story. It is a stand-alone book that connects to Champagne Toast. **

FOLLOWING ME by K.A. Linde Review

FOLLOWING ME by K.A. Linde-NA Contemporary Romance/Suspense
Kindle format given by author for review/beta

“I knew you were running the first time I saw you…"

Devon didn’t have a game plan when she decided to leave St. Louis on a Chicago-bound train for the summer. Just a reason.

One she couldn’t share with anyone. Not Hadley, her best friend from college, who lets her stay in the guest bedroom; no questions asked. Or Brennan, the bartender at the local restaurant they frequent, who she actively tries to avoid. Or Garrett, Hadley’s boyfriend, who befriends her when she has no one else to turn to.

"I just didn’t know what you were running from...."

Desperate to hide at all costs, Devon plunges into her new life in the city. Everyone around her starts to reveal sides of themselves Devon never expected. And just when she starts to get comfortable, her world flips upside down…

"...but I think all along you were running toward me."
4 lives.
All connected.
All with secrets that just keep following them.