Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Arrangement 10 by H.M. Ward


The Arrangement 10 (The Arrangement, #10)

Synopsis:

When Avery realizes that her latest client wasn't Sean she doesn't know what to do. This person has invaded her life on a personal level and to make matters worse she doesn't even know who he is. The only good thing that came from it has been seeing Sean again, but now that he's in front of her, she doesn't want to let him go. However, it's time for Avery to stop pretending and move on with her life, and she knows that Sean Ferro will not be part of it.


My rating: 5 of 5 stars (I'd give more if I could, that's for sure)

Another great book to an amazing series. It picks up exactly where 9 ends (but if you have gotten this far in the series, you already know that's what all the books do). I think Avery and Sean's relationship is beginning to change in this book. Sean seems to have developed a protective side, something I wouldn't have expected before. I think his walls are coming down. I certainly hope so, after all they have been through, they deserve their HEA.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Only for You by Marquita Valentine Blog Tour



Synopsis

Loose ends left loose for too long tend to strangle.

Cole
I knew a relationship with Violet Rae Givens aka Country Music Princess Violet Lynn wouldn't be easy. I knew it would take work. But when the press found about me and started digging... my past came to light, exposing all of my family's secrets. Now some of these used-to-be-secrets are wearing on me, on our relationship and there's nothing I can do about it.

Jaxon
Some might call me Country Music's Golden Boy...except for Violet Lynn, the girl that got away. She'd call me a lying, cheating, no good...well, you get the gist of it. But here's the truth: What she saw, she really didn't. What she thought happened, I allowed her to believe for reasons so insane that no one would ever have believed me if I had confessed. But now that everything's out in the open,I'm going to do my damndest to convince her that we belong together.

Violet Rae
I don't want to choose between Cole and Jaxon, because for me the answer is clear. Only Cole's pushing me away and Jaxon's giving me reasons to trust him again. And I'm afraid. I'm scared to death that one of them will make the decision for me.


My Review: 5 of 5 stars

This book picks up right where the first one, Live For You, leaves off. I fell in love with Cole in the first book and just really wanted him to find happiness. Who wouldn't fall in love with him? He's sexy with a rough and tough side, but has a loving and responsible side too. He was really dealt a crappy life, but he did what he needed to do to keep everything together, including taking care of his very little sister. He found his happiness in Violet, that's for sure, but there were so many things that came between them. There were several times I was reaching for the box of Kleenex throughout the book.

While I was reading, I kept thinking that Violet would end up getting back together with her jerk of an ex, Jaxon. I would have thrown my Kindle if that happened. Although he seemed to really want to be with Violet, he allowed things to happen to in the name of his career that he should have. Then to think that forcing her to tour with him and his new "fiance" was just cruel. Thankfully, I never felt that Violet was willing to rekindle things with Jaxon. In the end, he found his happiness...at least I think he did (that part of the story can easily be continued in another book, which I hope is planned).

To say I was on an emotional roller coaster is an understatement, it was maddening. One minute I was crying, but within minutes I was either smiling or yelling "NOOOOO!". Once I started reading this book, I had a hard time putting it down.

And then there are the secrets, so many life altering secrets..... GRRRR! Most of the secrets were family secrets for Cole and Jaxon, but it affected so many people's lives. I was so frustrated by them all. How can people be so selfish and think they can do anything? Those secrets rocked Cole's world and torn he and Violet apart. You'll have to read to find out if love was strong enough to overcome it all before the end of the book.



About the Author





New York Times Bestselling Author, Marquita Valentine, writes sexy heroes that make you swoon and sassy heroines that make you laugh. She’s the author of the bestselling contemporary romance series, Holland Springs, and the new adult romance series, Boys of the South.

Marquita met her husband aka Hot Builder at Sonic when they were in high school. She suggests this location to all of her single friends in search of a good man—and if that doesn’t work, they can console themselves with cheesy tatertots. She lives in North Carolina in a very, very small town with Hot Builder and their two children.

Website: www.marquitavalentine.com
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Friday, September 27, 2013

Just Once by Julianna Keyes Cover Reveal

COVER REVEAL
by Julianna Keyes and Omnific Publishing
Adult Contemporary Romance
Releasing October 29, 13


  Kate Burke is done making bad decisions. Thirty years old and belatedly determined to grow up, the successful travel writer and one-time party girl returns to work at the remote Ponderosa Pines Ranch to reassess her life. Although her kitchen/cabin staff is lacking and the workload never relents, Kate’s main challenge is Shane Maddox, the ruggedly handsome and doggedly stubborn ranch foreman. Instantly at odds, they battle over everything from ceiling fans to bothersome bats—studiously ignoring the sparks they generate with each confrontation. They can’t explain their explosive physical chemistry, but after a few frustrated weeks they can’t deny it either. Their solution? Just once. They’ll get past their inconvenient lust and move on. Kate’s been trying to think with her head instead of her hormones, but is this just another bad decision in a lifetime of careless choices? Has she really changed at all? Set in the striking and serene hills of southern Colorado, Julianna Keyes’ debut novel offers a sizzling and satisfying tale of unexpected chemistry and the power of second chances. Her characters will get under your skin and into your heart. Just once may not be enough for you either.

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  About the Author Julianna Keyes is a Canadian writer who has lived on both coasts and several places in between. She’s been skydiving, bungee jumping, and white water rafting, but nothing thrills—or terrifies—her as much as the blank page. She has volunteered in Zambia, taught English in China, and dreams of seeing pink dolphins in the Amazon. This is her first book.


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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Starfire by Mimi Strong Cover Reveal

Check out the cover for the final installment in Mimi Strong's Peaches Monroe Trilogy. It's scheduled to be out sometime in December.  I don't want to miss this one.


I love this series. Peaches, the heroine, is just a regular girl and she is so funny. You wouldn't believe some of the things that come out of her mouth. Somehow, she turns the head of Dalton Deangelo, a famous TV character Peaches watches every week. They had a whirlwind of a romance.  Everything was absolutely perfect until....



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Book #1, Stardust,is only 99 cents:

AMAZON | KOBO | B&N / Nook | iTunes

Book #2, Starlight, is currently 25% off (2.99 instead of the regular 3.99). 
It WILL be going back up to regular price in a couple of days so get it now

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

L.P. Dover's Trusting You Cover Reveal


Title: Trusting You
By: L.P. Dover
Cover Design: Eden Crane Designs
Release Date: October 2013






Blurb

I trust you …

These are the three words that Melissa Ashford wishes she could say to someone; to the one person she can fully give herself to and not worry about being betrayed. Being twenty-eight years old and divorced from a cheating ex-husband, Melissa enjoys her freedom until one night she finds herself indulging in a one night stand that changes everything.

There’s something about the alluring Brett Walker that has Melissa feeling things she’s never had with any other man; feelings that not only scare her, but push her past her limits. Just when she begins to open her soul to this new love their bond is put to the test when jealousies from the past try to break them apart.

It’s not only Melissa’s trust that’s put on the line, but Brett’s as well. Will their love be strong enough to get them through the lies? Will Melissa finally be able to say those three words she’s been dying to say? 
Teaser

His lazy grin grew wider. “I wondered if I’d ever see you again,” he murmured in his low, sexy voice.

I scoffed and tried to step back, but he moved forward, closing the space. Placing my hands on my hips, I said, “Yeah, I bet. Someone like you probably has a different woman every night. I’m pretty sure you don’t even remember my name.” What’s bad is that I remembered his. I didn’t want to remember it, but I did; it was Brett Walker and he was twenty-eight years old, just like me.

Smirking, he narrowed his eyes. “I could say the same for you. You were the one who left me, remember? Imagine my surprise when I woke up and your side of the bed was cold. You didn’t even say good-bye … Melissa. I must say it was a first for me.”




Author Bio

L.P. Dover lives in the beautiful state of North Carolina with her husband and two wonderful daughters. She's an avid reader that loves her collection of books. Writing has always been her passion and she's delighted to share it with the world. L.P. Dover spent several years in college starting out with a major in Psychology and then switching to dental. She worked in the dental field for eight years and then decided to stay home with her two beautiful girls.

Her works consist of the Forever Fae series, and the Second Chances series. She's really excited to be able to experience writing in the different genres. Her reading used to consist of nothing but suspense thrillers, but now she can't get away from the paranormal/fantasy books. Now that she has started on her passion and began writing, you will not see her go anywhere without a notebook, pen, and her secret energy builder ... chocolate.


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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tell Me by Olivia Cunning Release




Olivia Cunning's newest book in her Sole Regret series is here!!!! You do NOT want to miss this! This is one HOT series with Rockers!  I expect to be suffering from a book hangover tomorrow.

 



Save Me From Me By Erika Ashby Release Day Reveal

♥ COMING DECEMBER 13, 2013♥

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Dani refuses to lose another parent due to her absence from their life. After pulling herself back together following the death of her father, she moves back to her childhood town to live with her mom. She’s slowly pulled back into the lifestyle she worked so hard to get away from ten years ago. She accepts that this is the life she has always been destined to live.

Getting a job at the store down the road and hooking back up with her first love Gage, seems to be the logical way to go…that is until Holden Reynolds shows up in town.

 Now that Holden is finally back home from the Navy he plans on following in his father’s footsteps. Still trying to move on from the one woman who had his heart, he busies himself in work and returning to the country boy lifestyle he’s always loved. The best way to get over someone is to get under someone, right? That’s his mindset as he travels town to town with his job perfectly content with being a rambling man…that is until he meets Danielle Brooks.

 When Dani isn't leaving and Holden isn't staying will they be able to keep themselves from getting too attached? Or will they be just what each other needs to cut all the strings that have them bound? "You can’t save me from me, Holden.” –Dani.”  

 


 

About Erika:

author pic Facebook Twitter Goodreads Being born an "Army Brat", Erika Ashby has been residing in Oklahoma the last 10 years finally putting an end to the nomad tendencies she had grown accustomed to. She's a happily married woman who has 5 kids between her and her husband. She has an insane passion for music and embraces her Inner Groupie any chance she has. It wasn't until the age of 29 that she realized she also had a hidden passion for reading; before then she claimed to have hated it. Six months after unlocking that deep desire she never knew she held, she turned the key to another chapter of her life which has become the desire to write. And the rest is still history in the making.
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Chapter 1:

Dani Who would have thought at twenty-nine years of age this is where I'd be in life? I sure as shit didn't. I didn't expect to lose my dad six months ago and in return lose everything I had going for me. I was a daddy’s girl. The moment he died a piece of me went with him. I was left to pick up the life he had left behind — what little pieces there was left of it. I used that excuse right there to cease what life I had going before to a halt. I left everything to move back into the house my dad left me and my brother TJ — it was a couple towns over from where we grew up; a town he moved to once him and my mom got divorced. Maybe I thought I'd feel closer to him somehow by being surrounded by his stuff. Hell, that's exactly what I thought. But it had the reverse effect. Not only did I feel furthest away from him living in his empty house surrounded by everything him, I felt furthest away from myself. Not only did I lose my dad, I was starting to lose me.

I knew my dad would be pissed that I was drowning in sorrow. If he was here he'd say, "Dani Jo, what the hell baby girl. Don't you dare sit around this house letting your life fall to shit. I damn well raised you better than that! Now get the hell up and go get your life back."

Knowing that my dad would want me to let go of the pieces I lost of him and pick up mine instead, I moved back to the small town I graduated from. The town I love to hate. The town with stupid drama filled bitches and home to some of my bestest friends. The town with guys you'd love to hate and ones you will always love....and hate. The town where lots of hoes hated me because I didn't put up with their shit. I was the girl that could put a tramp in her place in no time. Not trying to say I was a badass, but I was a badass. Hell, I’m still a badass if I do say so myself. Growing up around my rowdy older brothers and sister, I had no choice but to be tough. I was definitely thankful for my Chuck Norris like skills in high school. Being in Oklahoma, we had some tough as shit Indian chicks that all the bitches were scared of. Everyone except me.

Having no job, no money, or a place to stay my only option was going back and living with my mom. Doesn’t sound too bad, right? Wrong, maybe if my mom didn’t let my tweaking ass half-siblings reside there whenever they damn well pleased, then it wouldn’t be a bad set up. Billy and Brandy have always been mooches; must be something they inherited from their own father — maybe the drug habit runs in the blood too. I don’t know if mom is flat out stupid and doesn’t see that they’re doped up, or just turns a blind eye at them afraid to confront the truth. As if hiding the reality of the situation makes it okay. Maybe overlooking that there is an existing problem that needs tending to is much easier than dealing with the repercussion of bringing it up. I hate how they use her, and she just fucking lets them.

You try telling her to kick their asses out and she just says,

“Now Dani, they have nowhere to go. Just like you.” Rub that salt a little deeper. Just like I need another fucking reminder of how my life has gone to shit. But damn, it’s not like I’m trying to suck the life out of my mom by using her. Seeing the way they run all over her, I realize I’m the only one who truly has her back. I wasn’t there for my dad when he needed me most. Not that he would have admitted he needed me, but damn maybe if I wouldn’t have run off. I could have been around more to make sure he kept his health in check at least. Maybe he would have made some appointments to get the slight pains he was having in his chest checked out. But no, I wasn’t around as much as I should have been, and all his damn “friends” just played it off to stress or muscle spasms. Isn’t your heart a fucking muscle? Yah, that’s what I thought.

So, here I am now, living with my mom back in my old room taking a vow to never drop the ball with her as I feel I did with my dad. I’ve accepted the fate that I’m destined to live out — my life in this shitty town. I got to live a good ten years away, and like a vacuum I was sucked back in. I don’t even think about the what if’s anymore. All they do is set you up for failure. They have you always wanting and wishing for more out of life.  If you’re always wanting more, you can never be content with what you have. I gave up the good life when my father lost his. This is what my life is now. I’d like to say that I’m just temporarily putting my desires on the back burner until I get my shit together or I know for a fact that my mom will be fine without me around, but that’s not true. Hell, she’s been fine the whole time I’ve been gone, and while I had my breakdown after dad died, but now that I get a firsthand experience to the shit she deals with on a daily basis I’ll be damned if I leave her to deal with it alone. She won’t speak her mind, so I’ll do it for her even if it means more countless fights with my dope whore of a sister. The sister who runs off for days at a time leaving her kids with us to take care of. I’ve been so close to calling Department of Human Services on her nappy ass, but every time I do, my mom begs me not to. Why the fuck does she care what happens to her, the bitch needs to go to jail before I end up going for beating some sense into her ass. As if that is actually possible; it would have happened already. We literally fight at least once a week. She’s losing her touch I have to say. I’m sure it’s the drugs. All they’re good at is making her run her mouth faster than normal, but her reflexes are sloppy these days.

She’s up to no good tonight bitching at my mom and I can already tell it’s not going to end well. The bitch doesn’t know how to watch her damn mouth. It’s called respect. There was a song about it. She’s yelling, “Why the hell won’t you let me borrow your damn car? I need to go to the store, it’s not like you need it,” to our mother at the top of her lungs.

Nobody yells at my momma…nobody. “You better watch how you talk to mom Brandy. I’m only gonna warn your ass once.”

She walks up to me acting like she’s going to bow up to me, “Oh yah Dani? Whatcha gonna do to me lil sis.” She laughs the words out like she actually thinks I won’t keep my word. Oh boy I’m about to get in a fight I can feel it. When she is like this the only way to shut her up is to put her in her place and the only way to put her in her place is with my fist.

I sigh, “Do you really want to find out? It always ends the same with your bloody ass on the floor crying. Is that the look you’re going for tonight?” I turn to walk away hoping I had made my point which apparently I didn’t because the trick actually pulls me back by my fucking ponytail. When the hell did she become a coward? Oh wait, it’s nothing new. I can’t help but fall to the ground with the sudden yankage of my hair and she is instantly hovering over me yelling and trying to punch me through my arms that I’m using to protect my face.

“Who the hell is on the ground now bitch? It’s not a fucking good look on you either. I don’t know who the fuck you think you are just showing back up here out of the blue thinking you can take over. We’ve been fucking handling shit just fine without your <i>too good</i> ass here.”

That was all the motivation I needed. If she would have been smart she would have sat down on me, but since she didn’t I’m able to hike my leg back as much as possible between us and with all my might I kick the shit out of my evil sister. I can’t help the laugh that escapes my bloody lip as I watch her sail across the living room. “Ha! You didn’t expect that did you bitch? If you ever lay a fucking finger on my again I’ll make sure you die with your trusty needle in your arm. Same goes with the way you talk to our mom. You will treat her with nothing but respect. You know how easy it’d be for me to call up DHS on you? I got that shit on speed dial just for special occasions such as this.”

She grabs her wrist and whines at me, “You broke my damn wrist. I’m calling the cops.”

I laugh as I come out of the bathroom from cleaning my bloodied lip. I grab my purse and keys sitting on the ground next to the couch. “Okay well good luck with that. Go ahead and let them know that you’re coming down and we got into a fight because you didn’t have a ride to go get your next fix. I’m sure they’ll love to hear all about it.” I walk into the kitchen to where mom is making herself a new pot of coffee. She does this at night because being a mother to a bunch of heathens, she likes to make sure she’s up and around if any of them need her in the late hours. Her back is towards me as she just stands there watching the coffee drip into the pot. It smells so good I debate on having a cup with her, but I know I need to get away from this house, from my siblings.

“Mom,” I lightly say as I reach for her shoulder. She jumps. Great, I scared my mom. “Sorry about that. I hate how she treats you. I hate how they both treat you. I can’t just sit around and say nothing.”

She turns around fully to face me, grabbing both of my shoulders, “I know Dani Jo, but you can’t protect me. I understand that losing your dad has made you feel like you have to protect your loved ones, but no matter how hard you try, things happen that you have no control over. I just want you to be happy and get your life back honey.” She raises up to kiss me since I’m a good four inches taller than her.

“I’m gonna go stay the night with TJ.” I give her a weak smile and she just nods. I pay no mind to my crazy ass sister yelling at me on my way out the door. If I let her get to me I’ll end up finishing what she started, and might really end up in jail. Sometimes it’s better to just shut people off even when it’s so damn hard. I jump into my truck that my dad left for me and crank the engine. It’s loud and rumbles to life beneath me. My dad had a lift kit installed knowing that I have always wanted a jacked up truck. I feel so delicate in it; the way I sit so high above everyone else is a feeling that I love.

I pull out my phone and call TJ. Unlike my other two siblings, he’s got his shit together. Hell, unlike me as well. TJ is my go to man whenever I’m down. The only man I can count on now since our dad died. Anytime I need him, he’s by my side no questions asked…and tonight I’m desperate for his company.

“Dannnnnniiiii Jo,” He drags out my name, “What’s happening sister?” I hear the loud music in the background and have a pretty good clue where he is.

“Depending on if you’re back home, I’m heading your way.” He’s got a really good job these days working out of state. I miss having him closer to me, but unlike me, the way he deals with things is by getting away. And since he lives in our dad’s old house, it’s easier for him to travel around. Everyone deals with pain differently. I’m still trying to figure out the best way for me.

“Yeah I’m home. Go ahead and meet us at the bar.”

“Be there in forty-five.” I put my truck in drive and head for tonight’s distraction from reality.

<em><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Holden</span></strong></em>

All I’ve ever wanted is a fucking break. A fucking break from life and all the mundane shit it entails. I’d like to say I’ve been living life for me the last ten years, but I’m the only one who knows that’s the furthest thing from the truth. Maybe I was until my cousin ended up with my best friend who I was secretly in love with. The cousin who pushed me away after graduation because he obviously felt I was a threat. Call it what you will, but that’s when I started pushing my wants to a place of inexistence. What I wanted didn’t matter anymore. Did I want to join the Navy soon after graduation…was that ever a life goal or plan I had had? No flipping way. I was strongly encouraged to book it out of town and I gladly did since I wasn’t too sure how my heart would handle being rubbed in to the joyful couple’s happiness. I had doubts that my cousin would be good enough for Jesika. I had thought no one would be good enough for her…except me that is.

Ten years ago I scrammed and got lost just like I was told to and two years ago I returned. I returned knowing my cousin wasn’t around to keep me from the one woman I had ever loved. It was pretty fucking wrong on my part to think I could come swooping back in after he died and pick up where me and her left off and tell her my feelings, but she had already moved on anyways. <i>Lucky bastard</i>. But honestly I couldn’t be happier with her choice because through all the bull shit, Jesika will always be one of my closest friends and I want what’s best for her even if it isn’t me. But whatever, I’m done living in the past. I’d like to say I’m living for me now, but that’s not the fullest truth either. Working for my dad has never been a dream of mine. It was a dream of his and like a genie his wish was finally granted. Yeah the money’s good and the work is hard, but it’s not me. An oilfield worker/pipeliner or whatever job title I have for the day is not what I want for the rest of my life, even if it’s what my dad wants to leave for me one day. No, this is temporary. This is what I do for now, until I find something else. Until something comes to me that I can’t shake. When that day comes I’ll be screaming Hallelujah and hopefully booking it with the whole father/son relationship still fully intact. <i>Later, Pops.</i>

So here I am now driving me and my new buddy to our next destination…our new home for a while since this is a big job we’re headed to. He’s definitely not the best driving companion to have. He won’t stay up for shit and on top of that he snores. I can’t even drown him out with the damn radio and I sure as hell can’t get much thinking done with the croaking noises coming out of his mouth. It seriously sounds like he inhaled a frog and it’s lodged in his throat. I pull into some dinky Motel 6 and throw the truck in park. It’s not like hotel options are grand in the towns we end up working in and it’s not like our weekly per diem pays us enough to live like rock stars either.

I smack Rusty’s arm startling him awake before I open my door to get out. “Wake up you snorin’ bastard. You’re damn lucky I didn’t have a pillow or anything else to suffocate your ass with.”

“Quit trying to play tough, Holden. You like me too much to kill me.”

“More like I like freedom too much.” I tease.

“Ha! And you call this freedom?”  He’s got me there.

“Close enough. Plus, I don’t have to worry about dropping the soap with you around.” I joke.

“You are damn fucking straight about that brother. Your asshole is safe around me.” You see my buddy here is a bit on the homophobic side. I don’t know why and I don’t really care to know. It’s not like he gets hit on by guys. Hell, I’m better looking than him and I don’t either. The truth is gay guys aren’t just going to walk up to you and try to get you naked. Sometimes small town mentalities make people think all crazy — damn bible-belter’s. But just like I don’t judge gays, I’m not judging my new buddy. It’s much easier to just be easy going. I’m not one to run towards conflict and in fact I usually try to re-direct it. It’s not because I’m a pussy and can’t deal, it’s just because I’ve always tried to be the peacemaker. Which is mostly why I’m even here today.

We make our way into our room and I throw my bag on the floor next to my bed and fall back first onto my bed. It’s stiff as a three day old carcass. What I’d give for a soft damn bed and a non-scratchy comforter. I swear these things feel like a mixture between wool and a brillo pad.

“You’d think these places could at least afford mattresses that don’t feel like they are filled with center blocks and blankets that won’t exfoliate you while you sleep.”

“What I wonder is how do you even know what exfoliate is?” Rusty laughs. “I mean, I have three sisters and had no choice but to learn about all the foo foo shit they do, but you, you’re an only child, right?” He asks.

“Dude, you don’t have to be a fucking chick to know about stuff chicks do. I’m sure plenty of guys actually do exfoliate.”

“Yeah and I’m sure they tan and get pedicures as well while totally defiling their man card.”

“There are plenty of straight guys that care that much about their appearances too, you know?”

“Yeah, I’m starting to think you’re one of those guys.” He teases as he throws his pillow at me.

“Fuck you man.” I toss it back nailing him in the face.

“Nice arm, bro. And you said you never played any sports.”

“Besides in my backyard with my cousin, I never did.” I remember playing catch with Jake when he’d come over. He was desperate for the companionship since he never got it at home. We both got to experience different aspects at each other’s houses growing up. It was kind of like living the best of both worlds. I’d go over to his house and be in video game heaven, and he’d come to mine and be in outdoor country boy heaven. “Anyways, what are we doing tonight?” I ask.

“I guess we can drive around and look for a bar. I wouldn’t mind getting fucking laid tonight.” I really wouldn’t mind either. It’s been a good minute. When I first took off on the road I went a little crazy with it. Trying to get Jesika and the past years outta my mind. Out of sight, out of mind, right? Wrong. I’m slowly realizing sleazing around doesn’t help you get over people or circumstances, it’s time that does. Does that mean I don’t still sleep around and get any when the getting is good? No. I’m a fucking man. And usually a horny one at that. I’m not fucking stupid though and I always play it safe, but it doesn’t’ mean I can’t have fun.

“Okay, get ready and we’ll grab something to eat first and then see what this town has to offer.”

“Now that’s what I’m talking about. Let’s see what kind of pussy this town has to offer.” He waggles his brows at me.

“Dude, I was talking about food and drinks. But you’re a crazy fuck, so pussy probably fits under that category for you.”

“Damn straight. It’s a fucking meal and beverage all in itself.”

Monday, September 16, 2013

Gentling the Cowboy by Ruth Cardello Trailer

Check out this trailer. I haven't read it yet, but I have read many by her and can't wait to read this one too.


 

Only For You (Boys of the South, #2) by Release Promotion Event


Loose ends left loose for too long tend to strangle.
Cole and Violet knew it wouldn’t be easy. They knew their relationship would take work. But when the press finds out about Violet Lynn’s newest boyfriend, they start digging.  And when his past comes to light, exposing all of his family’s secrets, their relationship begins to fray.
Country Music’s Golden Boy, Jaxon Hunter, has it all, except the girl that got away. What she saw, she really didn’t. What she thought happened, he allowed her to believe for reasons so insane that no one would ever have believed him if he had confessed. But now that everything’s out in the open, he’s going to do his damndest to convince her that he’s the only one for her.
Now Violet must choose between Jaxon— her first love and the guy she thought had cheated on her—and Cole—the guy who helped her heal and love again.

 Or will one of them make the decision for her?


That teaser just makes me wonder what the heck he did so wrong. 

About the Author
New York Times Bestselling Author, Marquita Valentine, writes sexy heroes that make you swoon and sassy heroines that make you laugh. She’s the author of the bestselling contemporary romance series, Holland Springs, and the new adult romance series, Boys of the South.

Marquita met her husband aka Hot Builder at Sonic when they were in high school. She suggests this location to all of her single friends in search of a good man—and if that doesn't work, they can console themselves with cheesy tatertots. She lives in North Carolina in a very, very small town with Hot Builder and their two children.

Author social media links:
https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMarquitaValentine

Author’s Favorite Quote from Only For You and Why
By Marquita Valentine
“Instead of crying, I smile wider. Instead of falling to my knees, I dance around on stage while launching into my next set. Instead of living with love, I’m learning to live on my own. Without love.” ~ Violet Rae  


I chose this quote because it pretty much encapsulates the mood of the opening scene in ONLY FOR YOU


~Excerpt~

Cole and Violet Rae love scene

“I’m not ready for this to be over, yet.” Flipping her over, I pin Rae to the bed, fastening my mouth to hers. She’s as hungry for me as I am for her. Our tongues tangle, my hips grinding into hers so hard that I’m sure she’ll have bruises or be sore tomorrow, but she doesn’t stop me, and I’m sure as hell not stopping.
I need this. I need her.
Harder and faster, I pound into her. She widens her thighs, her hands going to my ass. She sinks her nails into my skin and I tear my mouth away, letting out a ragged groan.
She arches her back, her tits thrusting out, and I take one in my mouth, biting the tip of her nipple. She squeals, like I knew she would.
“Oh God, Cole.”
“Not yet, baby.”
“Please.” Her hands slip between us.
I grab her wrist and pin it to the bed, along with the other one, in case she gets any ideas. “Patience.”
I slow my furious pace, rolling my hips, until sweat beads on my upper lip. Her skin is flushed and she is writhing under me, lost in the sensation that only I can do to her.
A dark thought flashes in my brain. “Did Jaxon ever do this to you?”
Her pretty eyes blink up at me, unfocused and full of desire. They sharpen. “Cole, this isn’t the time—”

I stop moving. “Answer me.”

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Broken and Screwed by Tijan


Synopsis:
Alexandra's older brother died the night he graduated. That day changed everything for her. No longer was she the party girl. No longer did she care about being popular and no longer was her family the happy unit she always thought existed. The only person who could help her heal is the same person who loved her brother as much as she did, his best friend. She only hopes to keep her entire heart from breaking when Jesse will move on, and she knows he will. 

After Ethan died, Jesse excelled at basketball, partying, and girls. He used it all to turn his emotions off, but the irony was that Alex was the only person who could do that for him. She helped him forget, but she was the one person he shouldn't be with because the secrets he knows could shatter everything. They could shatter her.



My Review: 5 of 5 stars

I won this e-book during another author's book release party and what a book it is. I read the story in one day and then bought the second one and was almost halfway through it before I finally gave in to exhaustion and fell asleep.

The title grabbed me first. I love broken people, I love the drama when people are screwed. This book did not disappoint. Alex's older brother (Ethan) was killed in an vehicle accident. Since then, her parents act like she doesn't exist (they went on vacation without her, telling her they were going with a note). They will never get the parent of the year award, that's for sure. Alex deals with this alone, never confiding in her so called friends, Marissa and Angie (neither of which treat her like a friend should so I wouldn't have trusted them either).

Then there's Jesse, Ethan's best friend. There is definitely some hot chemistry between the two, but there is something keeping them apart. Something we aren't privy to...yet. Alex and Jesse help each other during the most difficult days (Ethan's birthday, the anniversary of his death). Jesse's father is famous, but hasn't been the best dad either. He actually moved in with Alex and Ethan when his mother died when he was 8 and lived there until Ethan died. After Ethan's death, Alex's parents actually treat him more like their own son than they do their daughter.

There are some question about Ethan's death, little hints here and there that tell you there is something more to the story. Alex begins to get the idea there was more to her brother than she realized.


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Damaged by Shayne McClendon

Damaged
Synopsis

This book is comprised of 3 short novellas.

Dirty Little Secret
A secret affair between Jared and Kendall rapidly becomes the love of a lifetime. When Kendall disappears without a trace, Jared vows to make himself a man she’d be proud of…until one day he’s able to find her again. Then there will be no more secrets.

Let Your Heart Lead
Leo and Amelia know they have an eternal love despite their youthful innocence. When their future is brutally ripped away, the pain threatens to shatter them both. Despite their age they soon come to realize there is no greater miracle than the human heart.

Coming Home
Gage broke Rowan’s young heart and she vowed to never love again. When she finds a man worth making her forget her promise, she barely survives the loss that leaves her alone and filled with guilt. Gage has a second chance to do things right and get Rowan back where she belongs…in his arms.


My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was a freebie I one-clicked a while ago and just finally got around to reading it. Since it was free, I didn't really have too high of hopes for it.  I didn't expect to get as sucked in as I did. Although it is comprised of 3 short stories, the stories are written well enough to feel an attachment to the characters. All the stories had one thing in common, they all deal with young love, that for whatever reason, results in their separation of many years. Eventually, they all get the happily ever after they deserve.

The first story was pretty good, although the constant "I love you"... "I need you"... "I can't live without you" type thing got a little old and I found myself skimming over them. If I based my rating on the first story, it probably would have been given 3 stars.

Once I finished the first story, I almost quit. I am so glad I didn't. The second story was definitely better. Amelia's mother was so over the top she didn't deserve to have children. I kept reading just to find out what her mother would do next. What she did to Leo and Amelia is unforgivable. Leo was perfect. He had so much love and respect for Amelia, he was just what she needed. Luckily for them, their love brings them back together later in life and all is well.

The third story was phenomenal. I just couldn't stop reading. Not only was I emotionally vested enough to cry, I actually bawled like a baby. My kids thought I was nuts. To me, crying is a sign of a great story and this one is definitely a great story. It starts out on Rowan's 18th birthday. The day she has waited for for many years because she can finally be with Gage. She sneaks out of the children's home she is living in and catches him in the act with her only friend. I was so angry at both of them, especially Nina, her friend. No one should be treated the was Rowan was.

In the end. This is a book I would definitely recommend, just have some tissues ready.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Let Love Heal By Melissa Collins Teasers

I can't wait for Let Love Heal to be released. The cover reveal is scheduled for Oct. 1, it's officially release day is Oct. 28. Then there's the blog tour November 4-8.

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Buy the first books in the series here:


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       Let Love Stay (Love, #2)  

Monday, September 9, 2013

Four Letters by Lisa M. Harley Cover Reveal

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SYNOPSIS ~
Four Letters Synopsis
In Four Letters you’ll learn all about three couples...
Sterling and Skye
Skye is a spoiled little rich girl, who has never had to do more than bat her eyelashes at her father to get whatever she wanted. When she received her degree, her plan was to open an art gallery catering to the uber rich. The last thing she needed was a man getting in her way. But, there’s just something about Sterling. He’s an alpha male that gives her what she’s always craved, the ability to let someone else take control. Could Sterling be the man Skye needs to help her relinquish control and change her spoiled ways?
Asher and Lilly
When Lilly was a small child, her parents were killed in a fire. Since the loss of her parents, she’s never truly felt loved or safe. Now that Lilly’s dream of becoming a teacher has come true, she worries that her dream of finding Mr. Right might not. That all changes the day that Asher literally runs into her in the park. Could Asher be the man to make Lilly feel safe and give her the happily ever after she’s always dreamed of?
Tanner and Adlee
To say that Adlee had a rough childhood would be quite the understatement. When she was barely ten years old, her mother killed herself, leaving Adlee in the care of her stepfather, Paul. Paul was not a nice man. When Tanner walked into the café she was working at and witnessed the way Paul treated her, he knew he had to step in. Could Tanner be the man to prove to Adlee that she is worthy of love and help her regain her self respect?
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Read Four Letters to see how all of these lives are intertwined...
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Monday, September 2, 2013

Stripped by H.M. Ward


STRIPPED: A FERRO FAMILY NOVEL
DESCRIPTION: 

BY NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR H.M. WARD 

The V Card. Virgin. Most of us want to punch that sucker ASAP, and hide the fact until then, but not Cassie Hale. Three years ago she frickin' covered hers in glitter and laminated the thing, proudly telling me that she's waiting for the perfect guy.

So when I see her half naked, tangled together, rolling around on the floor with another stripper, I'm kind of shocked. Okay, that's an understatement. I'm enthralled. I have to know what cracked her picture perfect world and landed her here, and I hope it's something horrible-an event that broke her the way she broke me. Because, that's who Cassie Hale is-the woman who stole my heart and crushed it in her hand."

Type: Novel (approx 330 pgs), 1 of 2
Related Works: DAMAGED & THE ARRANGEMENT

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iTunes will be available soon, hopefully within the next few days.

My Review

OMG!!!! What can I say. This book was fan-freaking-tastic. I know I've waited all summer for it to come out and it was worth it. We've had seen bits and pieces of Jonathan through H.M. Ward's other books (The Arrangement and Damaged specifically), and I just needed to find out more about him. He seems like the perfect bad boy/black sheep of the family, but you could just tell there was something more there.  Like he's trying to do something good, but things go all wrong.

Can you imagine being Jonathan? A man used to having women through themselves at you mainly because of your money and good looks. You spend all summer with a girl you're lusting after but she isn't giving it up for you or anyone until she gets married. So you spend everyday with her, just being her friend. You think your're not good enough for her and there is no way she would ever want to be with you, no matter how much you want her. Then, at your brother's bachelor party, she's one of the strippers you hired. A STRIPPER! How can she go from the perfect, innocent girl, to a stripper?  It's a long story. Jonathan just wants to make things better for her, take care of her. But will it mean he will lose everything in the process?

And the ending...UGH! I just gasped and couldn't believe who was there. I'm not telling more than that because you NEED to read this awesome book. There will definitely be another one. There has to be. It stops mid-story.  There is no conclusion and there are so many unanswered questions. I just hope that Jonathan's family can see his good intentions and he gets his HEA with Cassie.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Girl on Tour by Casey Quinn Book Tour


Synopsis:

An up and comer trying to make a name for herself...

KYLIE never expected to be stuck on a tour bus with a pampered princess and her boyfriend’s ex.

A troubled artist struggling to hold onto his career...

TRACE thought he was finally getting to do things his way. Until the label added co-headliner Gretchen Gibson, the only person in country music with more issues than him, to his No Apologies tour.

Surrounded by tabloid rumors and people they can't trust, Kylie and Trace need each other more than ever. But the choices they make will change everything.

Because chasing your dreams and following your heart don’t always lead you to the same place…


My Review:  5 of 5 stars

I bought the first one in the series, Girl With Guitar, and after reading it, I've been not so patiently waiting for this book to be released. I had a hard time putting either of them down once I started them. The characters just drew me in and I became emotionally attached to them. 

In the first book of the series, Kylie Ryans is trying to pick up the pieces of her life and pursue her dreams. She has a ends up singing on an open mike night and gets discovered. She is signed up for a tour with country music superstar Trace Corbin. After some ups and downs, it all works out in the end.

This book picks up after the first. Kylie and Trace are on their own, separate tours. Juggling a new relationship with the demands of performing and being in the public eye take their toll on their relationship.  Trace has the extra stress that this tour is the last straw for him. He either straightens up or the record company shows him the door. And to make it worse, he has to do the entire tour with country music's bad girl who just doesn't seem to care. Kylie doesn't have it easy either, she's stuck on a tour bus with 2 other women, one of whom used to tour with Trace and has something against Kylie (might have something to do with jealously, maybe???).

Throughout the entire story, I was pulling for them, I just wanted them to be happy and for a while I thought it was going to happen. Everything seemed to be working out for them. But all the stress was just too much for Trace. I know an addict has to want to help themselves, but I really thought he could overcome everything and be a better man. 

The ending had me reaching for the Kleenex and full on sobbing (not just those quiet tears rolling down my face). I just have to hold on to the hope the decisions they are making now are being done out of love and it will all be worth it in the end. 

There is another book planned for the series, Girl In Love. This is another book I do NOT want to miss.


Giveaway: 

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About the Author


Caisey Quinn lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband, daughter, and other assorted animals. She is the author of several New Adult Romance novels featuring country girls finding love in unexpected places. She is currently working on Girl in Love, the third and final book in the Kylie Ryans series. You can find her online at www.caiseyquinnwrites.com

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