Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Review: Alouette's Song by Andrew Fine

Alouette's Song by Andrew Fine

Link to buy Alouette's Song (Alouette's Wings Book 1)

Rating: 2.5 out of 5

Review:

Alouette’s Song isn’t a typical New Adult novel. Unlike most NA books, this one has a bunch of main characters who range in age from their mid-teens through their fifties. They all tell their own parts of the story in first person, which is a bit disconcerting because it causes the reader to flip backward sometimes to figure out who’s talking. Also unlike most NA books, this isn’t just about the angsty or sexy world of the 18 to 25 year old. This one has all sorts of things going on, including math and science and national security issues.

So, since Alouette’s Song defies New Adult norms, here’s a review that defies the norms of reviews: A hiaku review! If you’d like to play along at home, read the book and craft your own hiaku for it. You’ll no doubt do far better than what you see below. Even though I told my mom that I woke up every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning to attend that 8 a.m. poetry class in college, that was a lie. Poetry of any sort isn’t in my wheelhouse. Although wheelhouse might make a good word to put in some poetry. Or maybe not. I wouldn’t know because in college I never rolled out of bed until All My Children came on.

Alouette’s Song hiaku review:

An unlikely crew
Seeks science fiction or fact
And a candlestick.

Reviewed by Amanda

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Get Real by Tellulah Darling book tour and contest

Get Real by Tellulah Darling
(Get Real, #1)

Synopsis:

Magic and Mayhem in Manhattan
Francesca Bellafiore comes from a nice Jewish family — one that happens to have magical powers. Underneath her good-girl exterior, though, she’s a wannabe badass with dreams of becoming a paranormal detective.
Party boy Rafael Muñoz does everything possible to publicly disappoint his high profile father. Privately, it’s a different story. His carefully crafted bad boy reputation masks the fact he’s a master illusionist, forced into solo covert ops. The role is wearing thin and Rafael longs to be part of a team.
When Francesca and Rafael meet, it’s love at first sight… For about five minutes. Rafael is spectacularly attractive—and, Francesca discovers, fully aware of the fact. Rafael knows from experience that girls like Francesca are more trouble than they’re worth.
So it sucks big time when they’re caught in a web of magic, minions, secrets, and enough sexual tension to power NYC. Their only chance to save the city and survive is to team up, trust each other–and maybe even fall in love.
Provided they don’t kill each other first.
Get Real is a romantic comedy, urban fantasy whirlwind with sass, sex, and swoon.


Purchase:
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The Clairvoyant's Glasses by Helen Goltz book tour

The Clairvoyant’s Glasses by Helen Goltz 
Synopsis:
When Sophie Carell was eight-years-old, her eccentric, clairvoyant great aunt, Daphne, predicted Sophie would be one of the greatest clairvoyants of her time. Sophie wanted to be a movie star. Her mother said not to worry about it—Aunt Daphne was daffy.
When Sophie is called to the reading of Daphne’s Will, she is given a pair of glasses that will change her life. But that’s not all she acquires. Along with the glasses, Sophie ‘inherits’ a protector—the handsome and powerful Lukas Lens; plus brooding Detective Murdoch Ashcroft who is keen for Sophie to fill her aunt’s shoes and put her talents to work for him.
Sophie has to decide if she will focus on her acting career or explore her new-found clairvoyant skills. But danger lurks around the corner…


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AUTHOR BIO:  

After studying English Literature and Communications at universities in Queensland, Australia, Helen Goltz has worked as a journalist and marketer in print, TV, radio and public relations. Helen is the author of seven books and is published by Clan Destine Press and Atlas Productions.

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Publisher – Atlas Productions:
Website:          www.atlasproductions.com.au
Facebook:        https://www.facebook.com/AtlasProductionsBooks
Twitter:           @atlasloveswords

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Naked and Far From Home by J.P. Grider cover reveal

Naked and Far from Home by J.P. Grider 
Synopsis:

Tia Mercury was a freshman in high school and had her first serious crush – on a senior who wouldn’t touch her. At least not until she turned eighteen.
Clinton Daniels was not your everyday teenage boy, and because his tougher-than-nails father wouldn’t let him forget it, Clinton became a loner. And learned to distrust everyone.
Until he met Tia.
She was sweet, she was funny, and she knew nothing about good music. It was the nineteen-eighties for goodness sake – time to turn off that AM radio crap. So, while Tia drooled over Clinton, he was busy making her mix-tapes.
She was falling in love. He was ignoring his heart.
See, Clinton had a secret. But sharing it could cost him their friendship, and he was not willing to risk losing the only person he ever loved.
Naked and Far From Home is a serious story that spans a decade. A tale about unconditional love and what two people are willing to look past to prove that love.


AUTHOR BIOS:

J.P. Grider is a New Adult and Young Adult author. She is the author of eight novels. Her young adult series The Honor Trilogy consists of A Touch of Honor, A Man of Honor, and A Heart of Honor, while her first two novels - Unplugged (A Portrait of a Rock Star) and Maybe This Life - are standalone adult contemporary novels. Her most recent release is the new adult romance Reaching Rose, which is the third in her Hunter Hill University series. All the books in the Hunter Hill University series are standalone books and can be read in any order. Currently, J.P. is working on two standalone novels that are not related to the Hunter Hill University series. They will be released in February, 2016.

You can follow J.P. on Facebook at J.P. Grider, Author, on Instagram and Twitter @JPGrider1, and on her blog at jpgrider.com

Wrong by Jana Aston cover reveal and a contest

Wrong by Jana Aston

Synopsis:

I have a history of picking the wrong guy. Gay? Player? Momma’s boy? Check, check and check.

Now I can’t stop fantasizing about one of the customers at the coffee shop I work at between classes. It’s just a harmless crush, right? It’s not like I ever see this guy outside of the coffee shop. It’s not like I’m going to see him while attempting to get birth control at the student clinic. While wearing a paper gown. While sitting on an exam table. Because he’s the doctor.  Shoot. Me.

But what if, for once, the man I’ve had the dirtiest, most scandalous fantasies about turned out to be everything but wrong?

Wrong is a full-length, standalone novel by Jana Aston


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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Finale by KaSonndra Leigh cover reveal

The Finale by KaSonndra Leigh 

(A Musical Interlude #4)
Synopsis:

After surviving a brutal spider attack, Erin Angelo finds herself questioning the life she’s about to embark on with her fiance, Alek Dostov, a child prodigy and former Russian gang member. Yet, there’s no denying she’s completely and totally in love with Alek and will do whatever she can to help him finally escape his past misgivings.
From the moment fate brought Erin Angelo into his life on one painful day in her hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana, Alek has been haunted by and maybe even obsessed with the girl with the sad brown eyes, the woman who has finally managed to turn him away from a life of violence and organized crime.
Yet the man known as the Widow and his sidekick the Phoenix, the men responsible for recruiting Alek, have kidnapped his mother. And there’s only one way to get her back. Alek must return to the Siberian crime scene and call on some of the darkest people from his past, dragging Erin deeper into the shadowy world he left behind and testing the love they share as never before.
Will Alek be able to resist the pull of his past and move on with Erin? Or will returning to the Siberian crime scene destroy everything the couple has fought to overcome?
The Finale is the explosive conclusion to the Internationally Bestselling Musical Interlude Series.


AUTHOR BIOS:

KaSonndra Leigh was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. She now lives in the City of Alchemy and Medicine, North Carolina. She likes to write about people of all ages doing fantastical things in magical worlds.

She loves to play CLUE, Monopoly (the Indiana Jones version), and Pandora's Box (good writer's block therapy). She lives in an L-shaped house with a garden dedicated to her grandmother. It has a secret library complete with fairies, Venetian plastered walls, and a desk made out of clear blue glass.

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Author Interview with Carrie Thomas

Please start by telling us a little about yourself (education, jobs, significant other, children, pets, etc.)
I am married for 17 years to my wonderful husband, who works in law enforcement. That’s a job in itself. We have two boys, fifteen and eleven. They make the world awesome. I went to college right out of high school and worked in the medical field for two years. I was a stay at home mom for eight years, with no ambitions to write. I started reading everyday for an outlet about 7 years ago and the rest is history. Reading was so enjoyable once I found books that I loved to read. A couple of years after that, I really started thinking about why I hadn’t read when I was a teenager and how many good books I’d missed out on. I decided to write a book that I would’ve read when I was fifteen. Eight weeks later, I had Hooked. 


Tell us about your latest New Adult book and what inspired you to write it.
My latest is a series called, Dream Girls. I’ve always had good girlfriends. We’ve had so much fun hanging out, going to concerts, etc. I wanted to have a series about three friends that take a journey together, one where they had to grow up. Some of the best years of one’s life are those years right after high school. I’m also a firm believer in a great female lead. I wanted to show great friendships and good times that would take the reader back to that time in their lives where they are just trying to find their place in the world, or make a younger girl look forward to it. Of course, I can’t write anything without romance, so hot, funny men are involved too.

The New Adult genre is fairly new. What's your definition of it? How does it differ from Young Adult or just regular Adult books? 
To me, it’s that sweet spot between being a teen with zero accountability where you have an idea of who you want to become, and actually becoming that person who has to be responsible for all your actions and being accountable for your own life and how it turns out. YA books tend to be more innocent. They are about first experiences, which is cool to write. The first cut is the deepest, so expanding on that can make for a really good story. To see how characters fight out of tough spots, fall in love for the first time, or get betrayed by a friend is exciting for a reader.  New Adult books to me, are less about the outside influences and more about the main character finding their way and the decisions they make while getting there. It’s sort of the first few years of really being able to do whatever you want, which makes for a good story because some people just don’t know what to do with that much freedom.

Do you belong to any critique groups and/or do you have other people read your work as you're writing it? Who's brutally honest and who's a cheerleader? Which do you prefer? 
Okay. I’m probably the outsider with this one. I’m not involved in any groups, which to be perfectly honest, was solely because I didn’t know of any in the beginning. But, I’ve found my own groove with my sisters and a couple of reader friends of mine. Both of my sisters are completely honest with me (probably because they don’t want to be embarrassed) and they are my biggest cheerleaders. All. Day. Long. They are literally the reason I ever had the courage to self pub or take the first steps to get published.

What are your all-time favorite authors/books?  
Geez, there are so many. I read a lot. Jay Crownover, Kristen Ashley, Penelope Douglas, Abbi Glines, Sherrilyn Kenyon, SC Stephens, Kirsty Mosely. There are really too many to name. I could go on and on. My favorite books change all the time. Right now, Bully is at the top of the list. And Chaos series by Kristen Ashley.

Do you outline before you write or just dive head-first into a manuscript? Do you maintain a schedule for writing, or is it more haphazard? 
I usually start off with an idea and just take off. That ends up being an outline. It’s not how I plan it necessarily, but I normally end up with somewhere around 55,000 words on my first drafts.  Once I know where I’m going with it, I just go back and plug in scenes here and there.

Where do you do your best writing? (Ex: desk in your office, public library, under a tree in the park, in front of a Real Housewives TV marathon, etc.)
Do you like music or some other background noise, or do you need quiet? I write all of my books from my recliner. Most of it done late at night after my family is in bed. 

What are the best and worst parts of writing a book? 
The best parts are being creative, completing it, and having someone relate to it, love it and voice that to you. The worst parts for me are the frustrations during the process. Edits, proofreads, and trying to get the word out about your books. I’ve said it before—you need a degree to be a blogger. That job is—it just blows my mind how much time and effort it takes. I’ll never forget the feeling I had after I wrote my first book. I was shocked that writing the book was actually the easy part.

When you're driving and you have a sudden, brilliant idea for the new manuscript you're working on, what do you do? (Ex: pull over and fire up the laptop, keep driving while scribbling on a McDonald's bag, tell Siri, etc.)
I usually yell out to my kids or whoever is in the car with me, “Don’t let me forget this!” If I’m alone, I scribble it down on whatever I can find. I’m not good with technology, so the note thing on my phone is out.

Imagine you have a whole day free for shopping. Where do you go? (Mall, unique boutiques, flea market, antique shops, bookstore, home improvement store, etc.) 
Unfortunately, or fortunately, however you want to look at it, I am not a shopper. In fact, I really dread it. But, I can browse a bookstore for hours. I love finding new authors and books.

Do you prefer to read ebooks or print? 
It changes. I go back and forth all the time.

Where is your favorite place in the world?
New York City. I try to go every year. I love museums and anything involving art. Music is everything to me too! And of course, Jimmy Fallon is there too. I went to one of his shows and got to dance behind the band New Order once!

Do you have any advice for people who want to write a book?
Just Do It! Write everything you can even if you don’t think it is a good idea. I’m my worst critic, like most people, and some of the things I thought wouldn’t work in a book are the things that people loved the most. Finish the book and get, steal, BUY a great editor. Edits are important. Edit your work 3 times, then go back and have it proofread.


Monday, September 21, 2015

Recap of the Decatur Book Festival

Labor Day weekend brought the annual Decatur Book Festival to the Atlanta area. Lots of authors, lots of books, lots of food and drink. A great time was had by all. One of the Sunday afternoon panels was called New Adult: Fast, Thrilling, and Sexy with best-selling NA authors Jay Crownover and Christina Lauren. It was a rollicking good time before a large audience, many of whom were fans of one or both authors. There were also plenty of attendees who became fans after hearing about the fun and exciting stories that Crownover and Lauren have written. 

Jay Crownover is the author of a number of NA books, including the Marked Men and Welcome to the Point series. Her most recent release is Better When He's Brave: A Welcome to the Point Novel. During the panel she said that she started her writing career by self-publishing a book on Kindle, and the next day was shocked to see that it was on their bestseller list. Crownover has a number of tattoos and reported having a special affinity for writing about handsome heroes with plenty of ink of their own.
Christina Lauren is actually two authors writing under one name. They are Christina Hobbes and Lauren Billings, and together they're responsible for the wildly popular Beautiful and Wild Seasons series. Their Amazon author page warns "Some of the books have kissing. Some of the books have A LOT of kissing." Indeed. Kissing aside, the books certainly have enticing titles, including Beautiful Bastard and Wicked Sexy Liar. Oddly enough, the pair began their journey to publishing success with Twilight fan fiction.
In addition to talking about their books and their writing process, the panelists discussed what makes NA its own unique genre. Common characteristics of these books include young main characters – maybe 18-22 years old, maybe a little older, depending on which panelist was asked – often they have a first person perspective, there are frequent contemporary references to TV, movies, music, along with a lot of angst. And of course, there's sex. They joked that if characters in NA books aren't having sex within the first six chapters, readers start wondering what's wrong with them.
The Decatur Book Festival was a great opportunity to plug into the local literary scene and discover some excellent authors. There was also a terrific Thai restaurant down there with a yummy Nam Sod that they made with chicken instead of pork. Hey, you've got to keep up your strength if you're hauling around all those autographed books. Next year, if you can make the trek to this Festival, you won't regret it. And whether you can come or not, be sure to check out some of the outstanding NA books that Crownover and Lauren have to offer.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

The Edge of Something More by Andi Loveall book tour

The Edge Of Something More by Andi Loveall 

Synopsis:

After a nasty breakup, twenty-two-year-old Devin Ashford is on a mission to travel the world one random excursion at a time. He wants to forget his ex, discover new experiences and end up with some awesome stories to tell. If it takes spending all of his savings to do it, he is ready.
His first stop is a communal homestead in the Appalachians of North Carolina, which turns out to be a bohemian paradise. The weed is plentiful, the owners adore him, and the very sight of Cora, their nineteen-year-old goddaughter, makes him want to set up a permanent camp.
Cora warns that she isn’t ready for a serious relationship, but Devin is falling hard. Playful kisses turn into passionate sex, and each day is spent connecting and enjoying the mind-numbing awesomeness—until he makes the mistake of saying “I love you.” Discussing the future kills the good vibes, and Cora pushes him away.
Pissed off and rejected, Devin begins preparing for his next excursion: backpacking India. But just when it’s time to go, the death of one of the homestead’s beloved animals leaves Cora upset and in need of a friend. Devin’s kindness wins him another shot at romance.
With a plane ticket in hand and his pride on the line, Devin and Cora find themselves teetering on the edge of something more.


AUTHOR BIO: 

Andi Loveall grew up in the blistering heat of California’s Central Valley and has since traveled far and wide in search of adventure and romance. From the steamy streets of Bangkok to the dancing fireflies of the Appalachians, the places, people and things she has seen have convinced her of two things: Life hurts no matter where you go, and the world is a crazy-beautiful place.

A freelance writer by day and storyteller by night, Andi is on a mission to create characters that come alive in worlds she can’t quite reach. When she’s not writing, she’s usually hula hooping, dying her hair bright colors or making delicious home-cooked meals for herself and the people that she loves.

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Friday, September 18, 2015

Ringside by Tracey Ward book tour and contest

Ringside by Tracey Ward
(North Star #3) 

Synopsis:

In life and in the ring, you never dish out pain you’re not willing to take.
Kellen and Jenna have been friends for years. A boxer with a shattered past and an artist with a wealthy family, they found each other against all odds. Ever in each other’s corner, they grew up together, watched relationships rise and crumble, and the only one that’s always left standing is their own.
Bound to each other by an unwavering friendship, undeniable love, and a growing desire, timing has never been on their side. Not until now.
Now they’ll find that falling in love was the easy part. That happily ever after doesn’t come softly, and the end of their story is only the beginning.


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AUTHOR BIO: 

"I don't write romances, I write relationships. One is pretty and perfect and all consuming. The other is real."

I was born in Eugene, Oregon and studied English Literature at the University of Oregon (Go Ducks!) I love writing all kinds of genres from YA Dystopian to New Adult Romance, the common themes between them all being strong character development and a good dose of humor.

My husband, son, and snuggly pitbull are my world.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Adrenaline Crush by Sunniva Dee cover reveal

Adrenaline Crush by Sunniva Dee 
Synopsis:


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Life’s the shit!
Chicks squeal over how wild and yummy I am, play their silly games trying to tie me down. But I’m free as a bird, doing what makes life life: kicking extreme-sport-ass!

I base jump, snowboard, bungee jump. I do anything for the rush.
Then, Ingela blows into town for college—a cool Swedish blast of trouble. Foulmouthed and runway-gorgeous, the girl seeps in like poison and melts the freaking brain.
To Ingela I am what chicks were to me: pastime, leisure, entertainment, pleasure. She’s killing me, and I’m digging it. There’s a new rush in town! Yeah, I hunt down my highs, and now the chase is on. I’ll catch her soon enough, just, what’s the deal with her ex?
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With Ingela, sex is a dance. A slow tango where skin flows over skin. It is slick readiness, a quiet welcome. It’s smooth, warm, right, and all wrong.
On and off. On and off. Again, she’s wrecked with grief. It’s a reminder of how I destroy her, how crushed relationships shouldn’t be revived.
We’ve done this for years, now, but clearly we’re in for more.


AUTHOR BIOS: 

Originally from Norway, I moved to the United States twelve years ago. I hold a Master’s degree in languages and taught Spanish at college level before settling in at the Savannah College of Art and Design as an adviser.

I write New Adult fiction, sometimes with a paranormal twist—like in “Shattering Halos,” published by The Wild Rose Press in February 24th 2014 and in “Stargazer,” released November 2014. The first book I’ve self-published was the New Adult Contemporary novel “Pandora Wild Child,” which made me a proud indie author in October 28th 2014.

I specialize in impulsive heroines, bad-boys, and good-boys running amok. Then, there’s the intense love, physical and emotional attraction beyond reason—sensory overload for the reader as well as for the characters. Like in real life, I hope you’re unable to predict what comes next in my stories.

Yes, so I write what I love to read, and depending on the reader, you’ll find my books to be a fast-paced emotional rollercoaster—or disturbing because the struggles of love aren’t your thing. Here’s to hoping you have the same reading vice as me!

Website : http://www.sunnivadee.com/
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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Girl Wife Prisoner by Hanna Peach book tour

Girl Wife Prisoner by Hanna Peach 

(A Good Wife, #1)
Synopsis:

How far would you go to set yourself free?
Drake Blackwell is successful, controlling, and hiding a violent family past. He just made his latest investment: Noriko.
Imported from Japan and wed to a stranger, Noriko struggles to stick to the rules of a Good Wife. Drake can’t seem to love her, not the way she wants to be loved. She dreams of freedom beyond the gates of Blackwell Manor.
She meets Keir, a passionate young gardener who shares her desire to break free. He gets under her skin and ignites a fire in her she can’t ignore. In the midst of her quiet desperation she thinks she has found happiness. And a glimpse of hope.
But this affair can’t last…can it?
There is a darkness lingering, but not how you’d expect. There are monsters, but not as you usually know them. The truth is, in this story, no one is completely innocent. And it’s always darkest before the dawn.
Although part of a series, this is a standalone novel with no cliffhanger.
WARNING: For ages 18+. There are scenes in this novel that infer or allude to physical violence


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AUTHOR BIO: 

Hanna is the bestselling author of the Bound romantic suspense series and the Dark Angel fantasy series. Although she writes in more than one genre she can't write a book without weaving together a complicated plot and filling it with twists. She writes what she believes: good people can do bad things, ordinary people can do great things and choose love above everything.

Eternally restless, Hanna has lived in Indonesia, Australia, Germany, Scotland, England, Croatia and Ireland - everything she owns fits into one suitcase. She's planning her next move with her gorgeous (and understanding) partner right now. If not writing, she can be found wandering a dusty market in Marrakesh or trekking a mountain in Peru, often using her travels as settings in her novels.

To WIN a copy of her next release go to www.hannapeach.com.

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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Sugar Skull by Glenn Dallas & Lisa Mantchev cover reveal

Sugar Skull by Glenn Dallas & Lisa Mantchev 


Synopsis:
Welcome to Cyrene, a city where energy is currency and music is the lifeblood of its young citizens. Everyone lives on the grid, and the residents of the world’s largest playground are encouraged to pursue every physical and emotional pleasure imaginable.

Vee is the lead singer of the Sugar Skulls, an all-girl band that is Corporate’s newest pet project. Micah haunts the city like a ghost after an overdose of a deadly illegal street drug knocks him off the grid. When Micah and Vee forge an immediate, undeniable connection, their troubled worlds collide.
Trading concert stages for Cyrene’s rooftops and back alleys, they have to evade vicious thugs and Vee’s possessive manager as they unravel the mysteries connected to their dark pasts. And before the curtain falls, Micah and Vee will bring the city to its knees in their desperate bid for love, home, and a future together.



AUTHOR BIOS:

When not working on puzzles for Penny Press or writing about them for PuzzleNation, Glenn Dallas is an author of short stories and at least half of one novel. After appearing in the acknowledgments of several outstanding novels, he looks forward to returning the favor in the future.

Lisa Mantchev is the acclaimed author of Ticker and the Théâtre Illuminata series, which includes Eyes Like Stars, nominated for a Mythopoeic Award and the Andre Norton Award. She has also published numerous short stories in magazines, including Strange Horizons, Clarkesworld, Weird Tales, and Fantasy. She lives on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State with her husband, children, and horde of furry animals. Visit her online at www.lisamantchev.com.

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Stupid Love by Cindy Miles book tour and contest

Stupid Love by Cindy Miles
(Stupid in Love #3)

Synopsis:

Bestselling new adult author Cindy Miles is set to capture the hearts of STUPID GIRL fans again with the grand finale of the Stupid in Love series, featuring Memory and Jace.
MEMORY
Casualties.
That’s how I refer to the guys who’ve had the bad fortune to fall for me. They only see long legs that they wish were wrapped around them, a cat-like smile, and the reckless abandon to take on any wild dare. It’s all a game to me. Show me a bridge, and I’ll leap over the side. Give me a car, and I’ll race it. Give me a heart, and I’ll break it. I always win. I even showed Death who was boss a long time ago.
Or so I thought.
Now, time is running out, and I’m losing fast…and big. I met someone. Jace Beaumont. He’s smart, and good, and I dream about spending days exploring the summit of his perfect lips. But, I’m a grenade. I know I should leave him be. I can’t.
JACE
Study, class, work, repeat. That’s all I have time for. At twenty-five years old, I have a bit more mileage on me than the average college freshman. But, that’s what happens when you spend your youth drinking, partying, and bagging girls like it’s a full-time job. Now, I have goals. There’s just one kink in my plans. Her name is Memory. She’s every guy’s dream girl. She’s intoxicating. She’s trouble. I want to stay away. I can’t.


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AUTHOR BIO: 

National bestselling author Cindy Miles writes edgy romance, ranging from contemporary love stories to sexy paranormals. A native of southern coastal Georgia, she loves reading (naturally), baking swoon-worthy desserts, traveling abroad, yoga, and classic rock. The cover for her debut New Adult romance, STUPID GIRL, was featured on USA Today's Happily Ever After blog. In the novel, a volatile mix of bad boys, sassy smart girls, dark secrets, and red-hot romance add up to one wild ride through college. The second book in her Stupid in Love series, STUPID BOY, features a wickedly handsome law-breaker who falls for a beautiful, straight-A college student with an ugly past of her own.

Hang out with Cindy on her Facebook fan page at https://www.facebook.com/officialcindymilesfanpage,  on Twitter@CindyMilesBooks, or check out her website: http://www.cindy-miles.com/!

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Review: The Hierarchy of Needs by Rebecca Grace Allen

The Hierarchy of Needs by Rebecca Grace Allen


Story Rating: 4

Blurb:

Once you figure out what you want, it’s impossible to ignore what you need.


Portland Rebels, Book 2

Jamie Matthews is stuck in a rut. After hitting a wall with her dream career, she’s back in her hometown, living a life as monotonous as swimming laps in the neighborhood pool.

Being surrounded by her perfect brothers is a painful reminder of her failure to launch. The last bonfire of the summer is an ideal way to let off steam, especially when she runs into Dean Trescott, the playboy friend she had one hot-as-hell night with back in high school.

Since the day Dean met Jamie, he’s loved her beauty, talent, and smile that lit up the whole damn block. But dating isn’t an option. She has a bright future ahead of her, and he refuses to chain her to his—helping run the family business that’s barely staying afloat.

A “what-happens-in-Vegas” weekend was supposed to get their craving for each other out of their systems. But neither counted on the past repeating itself, drawing them together in even hotter and dirtier ways and dangling the possibility they might both be able to get exactly what they need…


Warning: A friends-to-lovers twice over story that contains some hot ’n’ heavy kissing in the waves, hair pulling, and a man who knows how to use his hands. It may also feature a few practical jokes—only the fun kind, of course.

Review:

I thoroughly enjoyed this short story. It is a light hearted romance with hot steamy sex and a happy ending which is one of my favorite formulas. The chemistry between Jamie and Dean is undeniable and no matter how hard they fight it their passion ignites every time they meet. To have that one lover who does it for you every time is a dream come true. But following their dreams seems to come hard for both of them. I like how everything is intertwined along with the solution to their situation. This is a story one can truly relate to.

Reviewed by Foxy Loxy

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

There We'll Be by Alla Kar cover reveal

There We’ll Be by Alla Kar  

(Together #3)

Synopsis:


Respect your elders.
 
Stay off Sawyer property.
 
And don’t even think about that Sawyer girl…

Boone Cross was raised with three simple rules, and falling for Josie Sawyer broke every one of them. That is, until a year ago, when he ​did the unthinkable and she moved away.

Josie Sawyer never thought she’d be on a plane, flying back to Arkansas for the summer, only a year after her heart was crushed into a thousand pieces by the boy her parents forbade her to love. But ​her father is dying, and being stubborn isn’t an option.

In a town this small, it’s only a matter of time before she runs into Boone Cross.
A lot’s changed since she last laid eyes on him, but some things have remained exactly the same. Boone’s got designs on her and he won’t give up until he gets what he wants.

​But as they give in to the need to be together once more, ​secrets ​come to light ​revealing​ a ​history of a hatred between their families that runs ​so ​deep that even the strongest love may not be able to survive.


AUTHOR BIO:

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My name is Alla Kar. I live in the deep south with my fiancé and Chihuahua. I love to write about alpha males, southern gentlemen and swoon-worthy men! :)

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Follow me: @allkar1

Friday, September 4, 2015

Lucid Dreaming by Cassandra Page cover reveal

Lucid Dreaming by Cassandra Page 
Synopsis:

Who would have thought your dreams could kill you?
Melaina makes the best of her peculiar heritage: half human and half Oneiroi, or dream spirit, she can manipulate others’ dreams. At least working out the back of a new age store as a ‘dream therapist’ pays the bills. Barely.
But when Melaina treats a client for possession by a nightmare creature, she unleashes the murderous wrath of the creature’s master. He could be anywhere, inside anyone: a complete stranger or her dearest friend. Melaina must figure out who this hidden adversary is and what he’s planning – before the nightmares come for her.


AUTHOR BIO:

Cassandra Page is a mother, author, editor and geek. She lives in Canberra, Australia's bush capital, with her son and two Cairn Terriers. She has a serious coffee addiction and a tattoo of a cat -- despite being allergic to cats. She has loved to read since primary school, when the library was her refuge, and loves many genres -- although urban fantasy is her favourite. When she's not reading or writing, she engages in geekery, from Doctor Who to AD&D. Because who said you need to grow up?

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Up For Forever by Heather Young-Nichols book tour and a contest

Up For Forever by Heather Young-Nichols
(Up For Grabs #2)

Synopsis:

For Kendra Roberts, love is for fairy tale princesses who don’t live in the real world. Mr. Right? What a joke. It’s more like Mr. Right Now.
But imagine her surprise when she realizes it’s been two whole years, and Mr. Right Now has become something more. How the hell did that happen?
Panic sets in when Kendra finds out that Adam Burger might be planning a future for them and making her his “Mrs.” Mrs. Burger.
Not. So. Fast.
Kendra ends things with Adam, feeling bad for letting things go this far.
After months of trying to convince herself she made the right decision, a mutual friend’s wedding throws them back together again.
In one mind-blowing moment, Kendra comes to the crushing realization that she’s been in love with Adam all along.
But when Adam seems to have already moved on, will Kendra fight for their forever after? Or will she let her once Mr. Right Now go and become someone else’s Mr. Right?


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AUTHOR BIO: 

I  have been writing since I was a kid when I wrote short stories for my mom and gave them to her as gifts. She loved it. Then I wrote my first novel length story in 2009 and have been going strong since then.

So I love coffee (usually the cold kind), I love books (usually the hot kind). If I’m not writing (which I do a lot of) and I’m not spending time with my family, you can find me with a book or my Kindle. I still prefer print and buy my favorites even when I already have them digitally but I do use my Kindle relentlessly.

September 2013 was the month things got real. I signed my very first book deal with Swoon Romance that I am totally hand flapping and nerdy dancing over.

All author photos by Autumn Zolton Reyes
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