Thursday, April 23, 2015

Cover Reveal - The Reckoning by S.L. Scott

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The Reckoning
By S.L. Scott


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Release Date: April 28th


Blurb

Jack Dalton was charismatic.

Johnny Outlaw was irresistible.

Two sides of the same man, passionate about two things—music and Holliday Hughes. With her intoxicating mix of strength and vulnerability, confidence and sex appeal, he couldn’t get enough of her.

Together, love was a storm of chaos and calm. When fame became a force to be reckoned with, could their love hold them together or would their notoriety tear them apart?

“This isn’t how our melody goes. This isn’t how we were supposed to play out.”


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About the Author

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

New York Times and USA Bestselling Author, S. L. Scott, was always interested in the arts. She grew up painting, writing poetry and short stories, and wiling her days away lost in a good book and the movies.

With a degree in Journalism, she continued her love of the written word by reading American authors like Salinger and Fitzgerald. She was intrigued by their flawed characters living in picture perfect worlds, but could still debate that the worlds those characters lived in were actually the flawed ones. This dynamic of leaving the reader invested in the words, inspired Scott to start writing with emotion while interjecting an underlying passion into her own stories.

Living in the capital of Texas with her family, Scott loves traveling and avocados, beaches, and cooking with her kids. She’s obsessed with epic romances and loves a good plot twist. She dreams of seeing one of her own books made into a movie one day as well as returning to Europe. Her favorite color is blue, but she likens it more toward the sky than the emotion. Her home is filled with the welcoming symbol of the pineapple and finds surfing a challenge though she likes to think she’s a pro.


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Monday, April 20, 2015

Release Day Launch - Do Not Disturb by A.R. Torre

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Title: Do Not Disturb (Deanna Madden, #2)
Author: A. R. Torre (Alessandra Torre)
Genre: Erotic Suspense
Releasing: April 21st

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18712934Equal parts Dexter and 50 Shades, this is the eagerly awaited follow-up to the daring erotic thriller, The Girl in 6E, by A.R. Torre.

My rules:


1. Don't leave the apartment.
2. Never let anyone in.
3. Don't kill anyone.

The rules were simple and I broke them.

Now I must face the consequences.

Everyone else must face me.




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03aab49a7bda366db98eddab35b82fd0A New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Alessandra Torre has written nine novels, four of which became #1 Erotic Bestsellers.


Her first book, Blindfolded Innocence, became a breakout hit, rising to the top of the charts on Kindle and Amazon where it attracted the interest of major publishing houses and garnered Torre her first print deal with Harlequin HQN. Less than twelve months later, Torre signed a second print deal, this time with Redhook (Hachette) for her erotic thriller The Girl in 6E.

From her home near the warm waters of the Emerald Coast in Florida, she devotes several hours each day to various writing projects and interacting with her fans on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Happily married and with one son, she loves watching SEC football games, horseback riding, reading and watching movies.

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Blog Tour Stop/Review - True Love Way by Mary Elizabeth


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SYNOPSIS

Some days are brighter than others, but Penelope Finnel has been taught she can be invisible behind the colored lenses of her heart-shaped sunglasses.

Her mind is her worst enemy, and simply waking up in the morning is risky. For a kid like her, staying in bed is easier, especially when the day has come to start school in a new town with new kids who don’t understand that the clouds are not the only reason everything is so gloomy.

Dillon Decker is a typical boy from a typical small town who radiates light and happiness. Under the hovering glare from her father, Dillon leads Penelope around on his bicycle’s handlebars, hoping he is the cure to her madness.

But when friend turns to lover, and lover turns to caretaker, how much can either of them tolerate before they’re swallowed whole?

A story about moving trucks and rollerblades, candy for smiles, and notes across lawns.

First loves and the struggle to keep it sane.

The true love way.


EXCERPTS

My dad stares at me like I just told him there’s a dental theories’ seminar for nerd dentists like himself he wasn’t invited to.

No, better than that.

His face reminds me of that time he realized a grown man had stolen his lucky molar spreader from his office after an extraction and was forced to buy a new, unlucky one.

"Are you sure you’re ready?" Dad clears his throat, shutting the door so that Mom doesn’t hear our conversation.

Sex is natural, it happens, and it’s a part of becoming a man. Dad told me all of this when he was naming parts on a plastic uterus, and now he wants to know if I’m ready. I wasn’t ready for hair to grow on my balls, but that happened.

I wonder how many M&M’s Coach Finnel will give me if I make Pen smile during sex.

Those should count as double.

"Considering Penelope’s condition, Dillon, committing to a physical relationship with her isn’t very wise."

"She’s sad sometimes," I say, swallowing my anger. "Not dying."

Pulling the rolling chair out from behind his desk, he sits and takes his glasses off. Dad pinches the bridge of his nose before continuing. "There’s more to it than that, Dillon. Especially in children, and that’s exactly what the two of you are."

Excerpt Two:

We’re tangled limbs and naked skin, breathing heavily and touching curiously. My bare back stings under the summer sun, and her pale, undressed chest practically glows. A cage of stark white bone, red blood and muscle, and blue veins protect the fragile beating heart beneath. I brush my lips over the diamond-shaped collection of freckles at the base of her throat and push my knees up, opening hers around me.

She’s tired-wild and lifeless-living.

The dense wall of trees around us protects her from being seen, and the blanket over the grass keeps her comfortable. Far enough out into the woods, only the wildlife will hear her screams.

She’s all that matters and safe with me.

Sliding my hands up her thin stomach and over her round chest, my girl tilts her head back, and her brown eyes move under her translucent lids. Chapped lips part, and a sound so small escapes I don’t know if I heard it and question my own sanity.

"Are you sure this is what you want?" I ask, unbuttoning my shorts.

Penelope’s long lashes flutter, and she opens her eyes against sun rays so strong red blotches slowly appear on her outstretched arms. She has green blades of grass in her grip, holding on to Earth so she doesn’t fly away as I slowly push my fingers into her warmest spot.

My girl circles her hips over my hand, and I shove deeper, like either one of us knows what this really means.

Leaning over her small body, I kiss the length of Pen’s neck and pull her earlobe between my teeth.

"We can stop whenever you want," I say, licking the single tear that bleeds from the side of her eye.

"I don’t want to," insistence answers with a breathless voice.


REVIEW

Ah, young love and misunderstandings... That's what ultimately causes most drama growing up.

But that is the least of Penelope's problems. That's some of what Pen deals with, but she also suffers from depression. Like really bad depression. Has manic episodes and everything.

I think I love Penelope, because I can see a little bit of myself in her, and that is why she is such likable character. We can all see ourselves in Pen.

Then, there is the sweet young boy who lives next door.

Dillion wants to help Pen manage her depression so much, he is neglecting his own academics, health, and more importantly, enabling some of Pen's depression, whether he knows it or not.

I love that Dillon brushes Penelope's hair and asks her to be his girl on a piece of paper held against the window!

Mary Elizabeth has a way with telling a story that captivates you, and makes you feel all the emotions of these falling in love teens.

You feel for Dillon trying to help Penelope with her struggles, and you can't help but be mad at Pen, at times.

Especially when Pen starts accepting help from a Rez boy, and it breaks Dillion's heart. So what does he do? He starts smoking with ├╝ber popular Pepper. Tit for tat, right? WRONG!

These lovestruck teens both made me want to pull my hair out at times.

But you know what? That's the sign of a great writer. One who can make you feel.

My two favorite quotes are: "She was born for me to love." and "Love consumes. Love conquers."

I loved True Love Way by Mary Elizabeth and I give it 5-stars!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Mary Elizabeth is an up and coming author who finds words in chaos, writing stories about the skeletons hanging in your closets.

Known as The Realist, Mary was born and raised in Southern California. She is a wife, mother of four beautiful children, and dog tamer to one enthusiastic Pit Bull and a prissy Chihuahua. She's a hairstylist by day but contemporary fiction, new adult author by night. Mary can often be found finger twirling her hair and chewing on a stick of licorice while writing and rewriting a sentence over and over until it's perfect. She discovered her talent for tale-telling accidentally, but literature is in her chokehold. And she's not letting go until every story is told.

"The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure."--Jeremiah 17:9

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Mary-Elizabeth/e/B00MW8Z81Y

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7496678.Mary_Elizabeth

Website: http://www.maryelizabethlit.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mary-Elizabeth-Author/1431640340382

Twitter: https://twitter.com/teamsmella23

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Review - The Mad Hatter by J.M. Darhower


The Mad Tatter
By
USA TODAY Bestselling Author
J.M. Darhower
Release Date: April 13, 2015

Synopsis:
Reece Hatfield has just one rule when it comes to falling in love: don't fucking do it. There's no room in his life for another person. He can barely keep a handle on things as it is. A shadow of the man he used to be, Reece spends his days tattooing, the artist inside of him longing for the chance to do something different. Avery Moore is all dance, all the time. Ballet is all she's ever known, and she's damn good at it. Her body is her art, a living canvas that captivates Reece the first time he lays his eyes on her. He yearns to leave his mark on her body... in more ways than one. The tattooed degenerate with a shady past. The beautiful ballerina with a bright future. They live in different worlds, yet somehow, they fit. But just because they fit doesn't mean they belong together. Cracks sometimes form. Two pieces don't always make a whole. The course of love never did run smoothly. Things get messy. And Reece doesn't do messy. Not anymore.


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My Review:

J.M. Darhower literally blew my mind away with The Mad Tatter.


Man, I love Darhower's writing! She just has a way with words. Her storytelling is very descriptive; like painting a picture in your mind.


She evokes these feelings from you, and takes you on the most incredible emotional journey. There are many emotions covered in the book, such as self-worth, acceptance, and love.


Now let's talk about the book...

I LOVED Reece!! One more book boyfriend to swoon over! *sigh*


I mean, Reece is not perfect. He owns up to his mistakes. He's just trying to be the best that he can be.

You know what was hot about him? As soon as Reece saw Avery, he was attracted to her immediately! There was just something about her that he couldn't shake.

Instant attraction.


And let's not forget him calling his daughter, "Little Miss"... GET OUT!!


Charlie Kellar is truly who I picture as Reece.

*Side note* Have you stalked checked out Charlie's Instagram account? In real life, he posts pictures of him and his "Little Miss" too! *Sighs again*


*Note to self* Do not read books by J.M. Darhower and listen to "Hate Me" by Blue October... SOB CITY!!

J.M. Darhower owes me a hug and some tissues, damn it! I never cried so many times with any other author! And they aren't even sad scenes!! Just emotional.


As much as I LOVE book series, I feel that J.M. Darhower wrapped up The Mad Tatter perfectly and complete, as a standalone. Do yourselves a favor and pick up this up!

I give The Mad Tatter by J.M. Darhower my 6-star rating!


= For those books that were extra special for me. Sometimes they moved me emotionally or made me think deeply about a topic. Sometimes they were beautiful stories. Most of the time they were the books that I need to own and will reread over and over again because I love the characters and story.




About the Author:
J.M. Darhower is a USA Today bestselling author, best known for her Mafia romantic suspense novels. She lives in a tiny town in rural North Carolina, where she churns out more words than will ever see the light of day. She has a deep passion for politics and speaking out against human trafficking, and when she isn't busy writing (or being a fangirl) she's usually ranting about those things.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Jack Hammer by Tabatha Vargo & Melissa Andrea is now STRIPPED BARE!!

Have you heard? Jack Hammer now has a new name and cover! Jack Hammer is now STRIPPED BARE! Same sexy Blaine, just a new name and cover. Check out my review below!


Title: Jack Hammer

Authors: Tabatha Vargo & Melissa Andrea

Genre: New Adult/Romance

Cover Design: Romantic Book Affairs


Jack Hammer Text Synopsis

Blaine Wesley I’m the Jack Hammer. Exotic dancer extraordinaire. The teaser and the pleaser—the paid for penis for play. I have to be all these things to survive. It’s who I became when I lost her. But now she’s back, and I can’t decide who I want to be more. The Jack Hammer or Blaine Wesley. All I know is she’s foreplay at its finest, and it’s my job to get them wet and ready.
Chelsey Ford Liar. That’s what I called him when he walked out of my life. Losing your first love will turn you into someone bitter. Hateful. Angry. But now he’s back, and he’s determined to torture me. The only problem is, I’m enjoying his form of torture too much. And the hatred for him that holds me together is slowly starting to dissolve.

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Wow. When the word 'penis' is the second word in the book, you KNOW it's going to be something special!

Honestly though, Jack Hammer is nothing like what you expect it to be- and that is a good thing!

From the first page, Tabatha and Melissa had me guessing what was going to unfold.

I know some may not prefer stories being told from younger years, but I LOVED IT!!! I love it when you're taken on an emotional journey with the main characters; from their teenage years into adulthood, and this book did not disappoint in any way.

There is sex, love, heartbreak, tragedy, miscommunication, betrayal, and every other emotion you can think of, (not necessarily in that order) and I LOVED it!

I do admit, there were a few times that left me going, "ehh..., I don't know about this..." but after taking time and thinking about what each character goes through emotionally in their individual lives, I GET IT!

Both Blaine and Chelsey are young, stubborn, and doesn't quite know how to react in certain situations. But isn't that what young ansty love is all about?

Overall, I really really loved the book. I had such a book hangover by the time the book was through, I was doing my normal day-to-day routine and I was STILL thinking about these characters!! Great job ladies!

I give Jack Hammer by Tabatha Vargo & Melissa Andrea 4 sexy stars!
Jack Hammer Text Author Bio
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Tabatha Vargo

Tabatha is a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author, but mostly she's a sweet tea sippin', front porch sittin' kind of girl from South Carolina. She loves old, historical anything, wind chimes, and all things romantic. She's the mother of an 9 y/o rockstar/princess and the wife of her very own Prince Charming.
When she isn't writing, she's texting book ideas to herself. Tabatha is represented by Jane Dystel of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management.

Melissa Andrea

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author

I find it hard to sum up my life in a paragraph, but I’ll try.
Reading has always been a passion for me and writing is as instinctive as breathing. Every inhale is an idea; every exhale a creation. Flutter, The Discover Series, was my debut release and since then I have written a contemporary romance duet- The Edge of Darkness and The Grace in Darkness. I also co-wrote Little Black Book and The Wrath Of Sin with Tabatha Vargo.
The only thing I do better than writing? Making beautiful, sassy, and independent girls. My daughter’s will always be my greatest accomplishment, my biggest fans, and my every inspiration. I live, breath, and would die for them! I’ve been married to one of the greatest men in my life for eight years and I love him more than chocolate (you know shit just got real :)), Justin Timberlake and Friday’s. Without him, my website would be a mess and I would probably being paying more taxes than I should be. He’s a jack of many trades, and this is just my opinion, but I like to think besides my daughters, I’m his second biggest accomplishment. (Does anyone else hear a horn tooting?)
I was born in Denver, Colorado, but I grew up in sunny Arizona. I currently live in South Carolina. I don’t have a big family, but I’m close with my sister, brother & mom. My mom is my hero, my reality check, and I couldn’t have asked for a more amazing person to be raised by. She has supported me throughout this crazy adventure and I’m lucky to have her on my side!
6 things you should know about me:
1. I’m a tornado with lipstick! Translation: I’m very girly, but I can get down and dirty with the best of them.
2. I adore the color pink!
3. I love things that sparkle (including vampires!)
4. I like even numbers (hence 6 things about me, not 5)
5. I’m loyal to a fault, but I like to see the good in everybody. Don’t mistake my kindness for weakness though because my bark is not always bigger than my bite :))
6. I don’t like calling readers ‘fans’. When it come down to it, I am all YOUR biggest fan! MWAH!
I will never be able to thank every reader, every blogger, or every author who has helped me in one or a million ways since I published, but I will try every chance I get. Y’all are the reason I’m here and every comment, every message, and every review makes me feel like I have a reason to be. So to the moon and back, THANK YOU! Mwah!
Okay, so this was a little longer than a paragraph.
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