Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Washington Triplets Blog Tour, Giveaway and Reviews







SYNOPSIS:

The Rebel
Mya Washington is a rebel. Or at least, that’s what her family has always said. As the youngest of a set of triplets, she has always been the more rebellious of the three…even though she never considered herself a rebel.
Outspoken? Yes.
Rule Breaker? Sometimes.
Trouble Maker? Nev—occasionally.
Growing tired of being typecast and misunderstood, Mya moves to New York looking for a fresh start away from the life she grew up in and out of the shadow of her older sisters.  Striking out on her own may have put a strain on the family dynamic, but it's the new beginning Mya was looking for.
But after the unexpected death of her mother, she is blindsided yet again by a wedding invitation she didn’t see coming. Her father’s upcoming marriage only cements the wall she’s put up around her heart. Because if her father could be such an utter disappointment, why should she even attempt to open up to any man?
Enter Colton Davis.

Review of Love Discovered in New York - 

Mya's story was a funny and great one.  I really enjoyed her and the interaction she has with Colton...those two are STEAMY HOT!!  I gave this book 4 stars!! I will definitely be recommending this series! 




SYNOPSIS:

Being the oldest Washington Triplet hasn’t been easy for Marisa Washington. Labeled the “good one” at a young age embedded the burden she strived to build true. She graduated at the top of her class, never caused her parents trouble, and even settled down in their hometown of Chicago with her college boyfriend.

Her life was “perfect”, at least in the eyes of others. But when her mom unexpectedly dies, Marisa’s eyes open for the first time. She leaves her boyfriend of four years and takes a job in Alaska to gain the freedom and individuality she’s craved. After all, what would she gain by sticking around Chicago? She discovered her perfect family isn’t so perfect, and everyone she cares for left her.

Starting a new life in Anchorage, Alaska, she’s unable to escape her family’s hold when her dad’s wedding announcement comes a mere six months after her mother’s death. Attempts to contact her sisters, in order to face this together, are unsuccessful, leaving her feeling even more alone.

Her family issues have to be pushed aside when her employer sends her and three others to a team building retreat in King’s Gate. It’s the last thing Marisa wants to do, until everywhere she turns, she finds…Zach Greer.


Review of Love Grows In Alaska - 
This was Marisa's story.  And another fabulous one!! I really enjoyed Marisa and her interaction with her coworkers...and I really really really LOVED Zach!! He was so good to and for Marisa.  I gave this book 4 stars and will definitely be recommending it! 




SYNOPSIS:

The Quiet One

Mikaela Washington, the middle Triplet, has always been labeled the quiet one. Her parents claim her as the introvert or just shy. Of course she was, what other role could she take? All the others had been fulfilled.

Going away to college with her sisters was always the plan until unforeseen circumstances push Mikaela into a dark corner she can’t get out of. Her sisters think she’s just being more unusual than normal and her dad barely notices. The only person she can trust and confide in is her mom. 

She stays back and lives at home with her parents. These years are difficult, but she manages to find a career and go to therapy. During this time she learns her family home is not what it seems. She sees and hears things that her sisters know nothing about. Then when her mom suddenly dies she’s left to deal with not only her tragedy, but also the secrets of her family. 
Finally Mikaela realizes it’s time… time to move on, live on her own like her sisters and try to start new. When she moves to California she finds the job of her dreams and the man of her dreams attached to it… Ryan Chambers.

To read more about the Washington Triplet's check out Love Discovered in New York and Love Grows in Alaska.
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22889939-love-found-in-california

Review of Love Found in California - 

This one was Mikaela's story.  And although I loved the first two, I wasn't too sure about this last one.  Although it was tried to be a mystery what was going on with her, I figured it out right away.  I knew where the story was going and I'd have rather been surprised.  I'm glad the sisters finally agreed on everything.  I felt really bad for Colton in this book.  I gave this book 3 stars and although I didn't enjoy it as much as the previous ones, I will be recommending this one also.


EXCERPT ~ LOVE DISCOVERED IN NEW YORK 

To: Mom

From: Mya Washington

Subject: RE: Proud

I know you won’t ever get this, but I have so many emotions swirling around in me today and I felt compelled to write you back.

It’s been a month and I’ve re-read your last email every day since I’ve been back from the funeral. Every single day. And each day, I can barely keep it together. Your words have kept me holding on while simultaneously breaking my heart. I didn’t think it was possible for anyone to understand me. I spent my entire life living with the black sheep stigma. Whether it was coming from you, Dad, Marisa or Mikaela, I always had to hear about how rebellious I was being. But when I opened your email and read that you love me and you accept me for exactly who I am, I felt something I’d never felt before.

Mom, I feel like I’ve waited my whole life for you to say those words to me. And as soon as I can wrap my mind around your acceptance, you are taken away from me. I don’t understand. I don’t get it. I don’t know why this happened. But I wish there was more time. I’m beating myself up every day because I didn’t make time. I’m sorry I didn’t utilize the time we had. I should’ve come home for Christmas. I should’ve visited Chicago more. I should’ve visited you more.

I’m so sorry I never wrote you back. I meant to. I got your email before my shift at work. I read it and I meant to call. It was late by the time I got off, so I told myself I would call you the next day. And then Kelsey called me in the morning to ask if I wanted to go shopping. So I put off calling you. And when we got home from shopping, I got the call that changed my life. And it was the first time my best friend—or anyone in New York for that matter—had ever seen me cry.

So now, here I am. A month without you and I think I’m all cried out. Tears don’t even form anymore because I’m so pissed. The anger I feel is consuming me and I don’t know what to do about it. Dad had the audacity to actually propose to some woman. He didn’t even care enough to run anything by us. He actually just popped up with his engagement…right after we lost you! He’s planning on gettingremarried. REMARRIED! Of all the disrespectful things someone could do! You haven’t been gone hardly any time at all and here he is, already moving on. I didn’t think he could stoop any lower. It’s one thing for him to give me shit and be dismissive of me (particularly at your funeral), but it’s a whole other thing for him to do this to you. You were always there for him. You two were MARRIED for crying out loud!  And then he proposes to someone he was obviously involved with WHILE YOU TWO WERE STILL MARRIED! I can’t believe him! This is exactly why I won’t ever put my trust in a man. This is exactly why I won’t ever get into a relationship. This right here. Because if I can’t trust my own father to not be a complete asshole, how can I trust any man?

I love you, Mom. I love you and I miss you. I love you and I’m sorry. You mean the world to me. I know I didn’t say it enough. Or at all. But I will make up for that by honoring you. And I won’t let anyone, ANYONE disrespect your memory. I wasn’t there for you like I should’ve been when you were alive, but I sure as hell will be here for you now.
Love Always

Mya


EXCERPT ~ LOVE GROWS IN ALASKA


July 4, 2014

Oh, Mom. As hard as I try not to write directly to you in my journal, my thoughts are constantly occupied with you. Although, I don’t cry near as often these past weeks, I miss you more everyday. I know, crazy and weird, right? You’d think as time went by that I’d forget the smell of your perfume, or the sound of your voice would fade away. But it’s the opposite. I give every woman wearing Chanel a second glance as they pass me by on the busy street of Chicago on my way to and from work. A small part of me wishing it was you. The other day, I swear I heard you calling me from across the L line while I stood there on the platform for the noisy train to stop. If I’m truthful about my hallucinations, you were waving to me from the window as the train past by. Don’t worry Mom; I’m sane enough to know that didn’t happen. But I can’t say I’ve wished that you faked your death more than one occasion, when I’m really down. That I could see your happiness when I tell you something I think may make you proud.

I left Nate. Yep … took the scissors and cut the string! He’s gone and I can’t believe the weight that’s been lifted from me. That nagging feeling of him being around and what might set off his vomit words toward me. Making me more self-conscious about every decision I’ve ever made. The guilt he gave me of being an identical triplet and how imperfect I am compared to my sisters. Thank you for never insisting that I break-up with him. I fear when you were still on Earth I would’ve purposely tried to prove you wrong in some fashion. Those small comments here and there you gave me through the years worked, and finally clinked together into one SCREW YOU NATE send off.

Now I find myself a little depressed. Chicago isn’t what it used to be. Mya and Mikaela aren’t here. Most of my friends are busy with either boyfriends, or their careers. I’m in a stalled pattern in the moment, but I have a surprise! I made a decision today that will hopefully lift this dark cloud from above me. I’m moving to Alaska!! I know, I know, so far away, but I’m excited for the first time in months Mom. I can’t wait to see what’s up there for me to discover.

Okay, I’m going to go Google some more about my new city! You’re always in my thoughts! I love you … always!


Marisa


EXCERPT ~ LOVE FOUND IN CALIFORNIA


Mikaela’s Diary

March 1, 2014

I think about you everyday, Mom.  The pain still cripples me at times, but I’m trying so hard and it’s because of you.  I’m remembering all the advice you gave me, some of it only a month ago.  Now you’re not here to guide me and it’s scary.

Today I was sitting staring out the big bay window in the front room.  The snow and ice glistened brightly off the braches of the old oak tree.  It was almost blinding me, but I was captivated, lost in my thoughts.  I’ve felt so alone in this house since you’ve been gone.  Dad hasn’t slept here since the funeral.  He doesn’t think I know where he goes, but I do.  I regret so much, Mom.  So, so much.  I should have told you about the things I heard and saw while you were here.  I hate that I kept quiet like I always do.  Dad usually stops by daily, but we don’t really talk.  The hurt in his eyes is there though.  Before he leaves he always kisses my head, tells me he loves me and then leaves me … alone. 

Something bad and something good happened recently and all I’ve thought of is how bad I wish you were here to help and guide me, but you’re not and it’s forcing me to branch out.  The bad is that I saw him the other day.  I still can’t tell you who he is, but he was here.  I saw him as I was staring out the bay window.  My body froze as soon as I saw his dark hair peeking over the hood of his car and as he got out I knew without a doubt it was him.  I ducked, literally hid below the window, peering my eyes out just enough to see.  He ran up the steps to his old home and that was it.  Even though I hyperventilated, panicked and became paralyzed with the pain and memories something changed for me.

This is where my good news comes in… I realize that I need to make things happen for myself.  It’s time to spread my wings a little more.  Things you’ve been telling me this for years now.  Mom, I did something you would be so proud of.  I applied for a job in California.  Guess what?  I have my first interview next week!  The owner even called me to conduct a phone interview.  He loved my portfolio.  I felt like I was bragging about myself, but this is the one area in my life I’m confident about.  I think I’m ready for a change.  I’m using my own money to go out for this interview, but he said if he brings me back for a second the company pays for it.  It’s a bit of a risk, but damn it, I’m ready to take it!

I’m excited.  Really excited, Mom!  I know you may be shaking your finger at me from up above, but I’m not avoiding my problems… I’m making a decision to move forward just like you’ve told me for years.  It’s time for me to do something that makes me happy.  I promise if I do move to California I’ll find a therapist right away.

Even though this is a big step and it’s exciting… all I can do is think of you.  I wish you were coming out with me for the interview.  Hearing you whisper words of encouragement is what I’ll need. 

I love and miss you everyday, Mom.

Love,
Mik


Overall Review of the Washington Triplets -

I really enjoyed this entire series.  It was great to get into each of the girls lives.  I loved the way everything wrapped up into one story and all the ends were brought together for a great conclusion.  I wish we would hear more from the lives these girls lived...like one huge epilogue for all of them!! (hint hint)
I will definitely be recommending this series and hope that everyone enjoys it as much as I did.  Overall, this is a 4 star series!  Get reading people!




DANIELLE ALLEN ~ AUTHOR BIO:

I am a married event planner, life coach and instructor.  Between my awesome friends and family and my amazing husband, I am constantly surrounded by love.  My goal at all times is to love what I’m doing and enjoy life.  I love shopping and football with equal fervor.  I’m an amateur movie critic (i.e. my husband and I watch and critique a lot of movies for fun). I love to read, but since I’ve been writing, I don’t read as much as I used to. I love music. A good lyric with a good melody can paint a vivid picture and invoke such a range of emotions. I have a soft spot for most mediums of creative, artistic expression. But music is probably my favorite.


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MICHELLE LYNN ~ AUTHOR BIO:

Michelle moved around the Midwest most of her life, transferring from school to school before settling down in the outskirts of Chicago ten years ago, where she now resides with her husband and two kids.  She developed a love of reading at a young age, which helped lay the foundation for her passion to write.   With the encouragement of her family, she finally sat down and wrote one of the many stories that have been floating around in her head. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found playing with her kids, talking to her mom on the phone, or hanging out with her family and friends.  But after chasing around twin preschoolers all day, she always cherishes her relaxation time after putting the kids to bed.

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MELISSA ROLKA ~ AUTHOR BIO:

Melissa Rolka grew up in the Chicagoland area all of her childhood and has always had a love of writing. She started by keeping a journal at a young age and in high school she started writing poetry. A couple poems were published anonymously. Then in college she majored in Philosophy, which required lots and lots of writing. After graduating from Marquette University she traveled west to Los Angeles. There she worked for the Writers Guild of America and found herself submerged in the writers world. She worked on small writings, but never pursued them. On the side she became involved with a small theater group. Eventually she made her way back to the Midwest, where her heart belongs, and worked in business for several years. She found love, got married and has two beautiful children. Being at home has allowed her to keep following her love of reading and writing. The Perfect Distraction (The Perfect Series) is her first full-length novel. When Melissa is not writing she is caring for, playing with and loving her two kids. In between taking care of her family and writing she almost always has her nose buried in her Kindle.


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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Cover Reveal.....Furious Fire.....Shiloh Walker

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We are so excited to bring you the cover reveal for Shiloh Walker's FURIOUS FIRE! FURIOUS FIRE is the eighth novel in her Grimm's Circle Series published by Samhain Publishing. What's even more amazing than this cover!? The first 7 books in the series are on sale for $.99 for a limited time to celebrate FURIOUS FIRE's upcoming release on November 11th!

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About FURIOUS FIRE: November 2014 The Grimm are coming to an end…the second to last book He is the love of all her lives…   Grimm’s Circle, Book 8 Thomas Finn, troublemaker, gunslinger, guardian angel…loner. More than a hundred and fifty years ago, he was shot in the back then brought back to life just in time to watch a demon masquerading as his best friend kill the love of his life. Now, as a Grimm, he satisfies his need for vengeance hunting down demons like the ones that took Rebecca from him. His mission: kill as many as he can, then, when the time comes, go down in a blaze of glory. But with each kill, he comes closer to a line no angel should cross. Her name was Rebecca. Then it was Tilly. Then Ada. Now, Kallypso. She’s lived so many lives, she can’t even remember when or why it started. All she knows is, she’s always searching for a man with golden eyes that make her burn. And when she finds him—as she always does—she knows that spark of joy means she’s only seconds away from death…again. This time will be no different…unless something breaks the cycle once and for all. Warning: Contains the Groundhog Day of star-crossed lovers, a pissed-off guardian angel, a demon-hunter with an axe to grind, and the battle to end all battles. Be warned…there’s pain ahead in this book. Oh, and that HEA finally happens. For these two, anyway. This will be the second to the last in the Grimm series…make sure you read it…want to see how it all comes down…
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Author PhotoAbout Shiloh Walker: Shiloh Walker is an award-winning writer…yes, really! She’s also a mom, a wife, a reader and she pretends to be an amateur photographer. She published her first book in 2003. Her newest series, Secrets and Shadows, launched in April 2014. Look for the newest book Deeper than Need, to be followed by Sweeter than Sin and Darker than Desire. She writes romantic suspense, contemporary and paranormal romance, and urban fantasy under the name J.C. Daniels.    

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Cover Reveal....Lost in Us....Heidi McLaughlin

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Today we are revealing the cover of the New Adult novella LOST IN US by New York Times Bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin. The book will be released on Monday, October 13th. This novella is connected to LOST IN YOU, which was just re-released.

 

BOOK SUMMARY: LOST IN US a Lost in You Novella - Life is supposed to be about following your dreams, taking risks and getting lost in love. I have my dream job. Hadley is definitely a risk. Getting lost in love with her is the easiest thing I’ve ever done.

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

HeidiMHeidi is the author of USA Today, Digital Book World, Amazon and Barnes & Noble Bestselling novel, Forever My Girl. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell and two Parakeets. During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she's writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting court-side during either daughter's basketball games. Author Links: Website: http://heidimclaughlin.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeidiMcLaughlinAuthor Twitter: https://twitter.com/HeidiJoVT Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6568302.Heidi_McLaughlin








Friday, September 26, 2014

Rachel Van Dyken...cover reveals!!

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Release date 12/15

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Ember - Winter 2015

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Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor. She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband and their snoring Boxer, Sir Winston Churchill. She loves to hear from readers! You can follow her writing journey at www.rachelvandykenauthor.com
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Today we are revealing the cover of the novel HERE WITH ME by New York Times Bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin. The book will be released on Thursday, October 23rd.

 

Synopsis for HERE WITH ME:

 

Ryley Clarke has grown up with the military in her blood, with both parents serving their country. Ryley knows the risks of being married to the military. But when the unthinkable happens, and her future husband is killed in action, Ryley can barely survive... until Evan's twin brother, Nate, helps her pick up the pieces.

After serving on a special mission with the military for six years, Evan Archer returns home to find the unthinkable - the love of his life, Ryley Clarke - engaged to his brother, Nate. With Nate on deployment, Evan needs to figure out what happened in his absence, and more importantly, how to win Ryley back from the man he once considered his best friend, but now thinks of as his rival.

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Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18948703-here-with-me

 
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HeidiMBIO: Heidi is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell and two Parakeets. During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she's writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting court-side during either daughter's basketball games.   Author Links: Website: http://heidimclaughlin.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeidiMcLaughlinAuthor Twitter: https://twitter.com/HeidiJoVT Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6568302.Heidi_McLaughlin Blogger Button

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Cover Reveal...Unover Me....Chelle Bliss

Uncover Me Cover Reveal ~ Men of Inked #4

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Title: Uncover Me Series: Men of Inked Series Book Number: 4 Author: Chelle Bliss Release Date: TBD (Early November 2014) Photographer: Wainwright Images Model: Shawn Evans

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I lost track of my life.
Spiraling down the rabbit hole, I lost myself and became one of them. Living undercover within the MC, the days bled together as I became absorbed in a life of excess and violence. Becoming consumed was easy. Was I Thomas Gallo, good guy and respected cop or Blue, Sergeant-at-Arms of the Sun Devils MC? Before, I could answer with certainty. But now, there’s a darkness that has settled deep in my soul, fusing with my heart and altering my reality forever. The road I’ve traveled has been paved with danger, death, and deception. Roxanne grew up as part of the MC, a victim of her birth. Her life has been treacherous, setting her on a course of torment and destruction. When our worlds collide, secrets are revealed. Trying to save us from damnation, I fight for redemption and the woman I love.
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Lost In You New Cover Reveal - Heidi McLaughlin

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Today we are revealing the brand new cover of the New Adult novel LOST IN YOU by New York Times Bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin. If you haven't had a chance to read this one, you have to pick it up! The book will be re-released on Tuesday, September 23rd. A novella from the series will be coming out next month so be on the lookout for that!

 

BOOK SUMMARY: Ryan Stone is a less than average teenager. He doesn’t have fancy clothes. He doesn’t carry around the latest smartphone and he definitely doesn’t have an MP3 player. Instead, he goes to school, does his chores and dreams of a new life away from Brookfield where he’s expected to follow in his blue collar family’s footsteps. Hadley Carter is America’s Pop Princess. A successful recording artist living her dream with a sold-out tour and a handful of Grammy’s there isn’t much that she wants for, except love. But finding love on the road is near impossible when all she longs for are romantic dinners, a nighttime stroll on the beach and holding hands with someone who isn’t going to exploit her. When a chance encounter introduces Ryan to Hadley, will he be like her adoring fans looking for a way in, or will it be Hadley who pursues Ryan even though it might cost her the only career she's known. Lost in You is a story about following your dreams, taking risks and getting lost in love. Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17187582-lost-in-you

 

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AUTHOR'S NOTE: Why I changed the cover Since its release, I’ve heard over and over again how much people love the cover, but they’re not fans of “country western” novels. It’s hard to convince people that the novel was about something else. With this story being near and dear to my heart, I went back to Sarah Hansen (months ago) and we started brainstorming. It wasn’t until she found the absolute most fitting image did we start moving forward. Now some of you know I’ve changed a cover before and when I did, I offered new content. This is the same case. I have Lost in Us coming out in October which is the epilogue to Lost in You. I hope you love the new cover as much a I do and love the cover for Lost in Us just as much. Much love, Heidi

 

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BOOK EXCERPT: Excerpt from Lost in You Her body visibly relaxes. I step closer, my body happy being this close to her. Her eyes close as she breathes in. Is she remembering what we had? Are her memories as vivid as mine? My hands cup her cheeks and I can’t resist the temptation to kiss her. The moment our lips touch, I know. The fire is back. The electric energy coursing through our bodies making us one is stronger than anything I’ve ever felt. My tongue seeks out hers and is met with the same heat and emotion that I remember so well. I know without a doubt that she is the one who can ignite desire within me. I slow things down, careful not to open old wounds. I kiss her once more, before resting my forehead against hers. “I’m sorry,” I whisper. I should’ve asked if she had a boyfriend or a husband before I did that. For all I know, she’s taken and I just assaulted her. “I just had to know,” I say, pulling away from her. “Know what?” she asks. I don’t hesitate this time. I’m not taking any chances. “If you’re the one.” A smile breaks out across her freshly kissed lips and I fight every urge to kiss her again. But I hold back. If someone told me that I was going to end up kissing Hadley Carter after running into her, I would’ve laughed. With utter reluctance, I let go of her. The connection is lost and I hate the feeling that I’ve had to suppress for so long. It’s amazing what one person can do to you with just a simple touch. Hadley is my drug and for the past four years I’ve been jonesing for just the smallest taste. “Do you want to come in?” she points to the apartment behind her. “We can talk. I think we should talk. I have so much I need to tell you.” I look at the doorman who’s watching me like a well-paid hawk. The question still plagues my thoughts. “Are you married?” “No.” “Boyfriend?” “No, I’m single.” Those are the answers that I was looking for. “Okay,” I say. “Okay.” She turns and I follow her up the stairs. The doorman opens the door for us and she nods as we pass them. We stand side by side, waiting for the elevator. When we step inside, she presses the button for her floor and we ride in silence.   HeidiMHeidi is the author of USA Today, Digital Book World, Amazon and Barnes & Noble Bestselling novel, Forever My Girl. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell and two Parakeets. During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she's writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting court-side during either daughter's basketball games. Author Links: Website: http://heidimclaughlin.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeidiMcLaughlinAuthor Twitter: https://twitter.com/HeidiJoVT Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6568302.Heidi_McLaughlin Blogger Button

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Seducing Lauren Review and Giveaway


Release Day Launch & Review
Seducing Lauren 
By Kristen Proby
Book 2 in Under the Blue Sky Series


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SEDUCING LAUREN Synopsis:

In the second book in the Love Under the Big Sky series from this NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author of the With Me in Seattle series, life in Montana gets spicy when a woman and her divorce lawyer sign off the papers—and sign on to love. Now that his best friend, Josh, has happily settled down with his true love on a Montana ranch, small-town lawyer Ty Sullivan starts thinking that maybe single life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. And when Lauren Cunningham’s no-good ex-husband comes after her for an unexpected trust fund, Ty steps in to protect her. But soon he can’t help but think of her as more than a client. Lauren’s in no mood to jump into another relationship, so how can Ty convince her that her mistake wasn’t getting married, but marrying the wrong guy?


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 As I approach his house, I see his Jeep parked in the drive, the hood up, and a tight, jean-clad ass bent over the side. Okay, he’s definitely home. I tentatively wander around the other side of the Jeep and lean against the side, looking at the engine. He hasn’t noticed that I’m here yet, and I’m not even sure how he’ll react to seeing me here, but I can’t seem to stay away. His dark head is bent low, his arms buried in the engine, tinkering with something. His arms are bare as he’s pulled off his T-shirt, which is draped over the windshield. A thin sheen of sweat covers his shoulders and back, and his entire sleeve tattoo, which runs from just above his wrist all the way up to the top of his right shoulder, is on full display, making my girlie parts all tingle and come to life. Holy Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. He’s so fucking toned it’s crazy. Jeez, his muscles bunch and stretch as he pulls on the wrench in his hand. “Come on, you motherfucker,” he mutters. I have to bite my lips to keep from laughing out loud. “So, what seems to be the problem?” I finally ask when he doesn’t notice me, keeping my eyes trained on the engine when his head whips up to look at me. I slowly lift my eyes to his and grin. “I didn’t hear your car,” he murmurs with a smile. “I walked.” I shrug and look back down into the bowels of his Jeep. “What’s wrong with your car?” “You walked from your house?” he asks incredulously. “No.” I shake my head and chuckle. “From Sips. I had coffee with Cara this morning.” He stands up straight and leans his palms on the side of the Jeep, watching me. My eyes immediately fall to one drop of sweat slowly making its way down his hard chest. “You had coffee with Cara?” He smiles. “Yeah.” I shrug shyly. “I’m sorry to just stop by like this. I was out for a walk and just sort of found myself here.” I feel my cheeks heat and I back away, but he shakes his head and smiles widely. “I’m glad you came by.” He raises his brows as I continue to stare. I shake my head and raise my eyes to his, then bust out laughing. “Why are you laughing?” he asks with a wide grin. “Because I don’t think I’ve ever seen you without a shirt. I didn’t realize the tats went all the way up your arm. Who would have thought that under it all you’re just a bad boy?” His eyes flash with heat as he narrows them on my face, watching me. He pulls a rag out of his back pocket and begins wiping off his hands, but his gray eyes stay on mine. Did I offend him? “I’m not such a bad boy. Looks can be deceiving, Lauren.” He smirks as he lowers the hood on his Jeep. “But from the look of you right now, you don’t seem to mind the tats.” “I don’t mind.” I shrug nonchalantly and try to ignore the way my heart picks up speed as he slowly saunters around the hood of the vehicle. “Do you have any tats?” “Yeah.” His eyes widen in surprise and then rake over me from head to toe. “Where?” I grin, enjoying this flirtatious banter. “Here and there.” “I have ways of making people talk, you know.” “Bright lights and rubber hoses?” I ask with a raised brow. He tosses his head back and laughs, an all-out belly laugh. “I’m not a cop,” he smirks. “You might get to see them. Someday.” He closes the gap between us and kisses me gently on the forehead, not touching me anywhere else. “I hope someday comes sooner rather than later,” he whispers before pulling back and smiling softly down at me. “I would hug you, but I’m dirty.” I wave him off, as if it’s no biggie, although I don’t mind so much that he’s a bit dirty and sweaty. “What were you doing?” I gesture to the car. “Changing the oil.” “There are places you can go,” I inform him with a perfectly straight face, “where you pull into this big garage, and then you leave your car and go into this small room with five-year-old magazines and stale coffee, and the people there will change your oil for you.” “Or, smart-ass, I can do it myself in my own driveway.” “Suit yourself.” I shrug. “Did you sleep okay on the couch?” he asks, changing the subject. “Yeah, actually, I did. But I could always sleep just about anywhere.” “Hence the chaise in your office.” He chuckles. I nod and stuff my hands in my pockets. “I’m sorry that I interrupted your morning. I was just out for a walk and found myself here.” “I’m glad you did.” He scratches his stomach, and my eyes follow the movement. His abs are just delicious. For being so dark haired, he has little hair on his chest and stomach, but a light trail of hair falls from his navel and disappears into his jeans. He’s also sporting a V in the muscles on his hips that the heroes in my novels would covet. “Lo?” he asks with a wide grin. “Yeah?” I drag my eyes up to his again. “I lost you for a second.” I blink rapidly and feel heat fill my cheeks. Jesus, get a grip! You’ve seen hot men before, Lauren. “Sorry, my mind wandered.”


  Seducing Lauren


And don’t forget to read the first book in the 
Love Under the Big Sky Series…

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About Kristen Proby: 

KristenProby New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong characters who love humor and have a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves. Kristen spends her days with her muse in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.

 Links: 
 Website: http://www.kristenproby.com/ 
 Twitter: @handbagjunkie 
 Facebook: www.facebook.com/booksbykristenproby 
 Author Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/kristenproby

SEDUCING LAUREN Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18123205-seducing-lauren?ac=1 


Georgette's Review:
I received an arc of Seducing Lauren for an honest review.

I really enjoyed the story of Lauren and Ty.
Ty has wanted Lauren for a long time but kept away due to her marriage.  But once that's all over and some time has passed, Ty no longer wants to wait.
Lauren has some pretty big secrets she hides from the world.  She also has a pretty psycho ex-husband who believes he's entitled to everything she has.  Good thing she's kept a huge part of that hidden.
Hearts yearn and bodies want.  This book is HOT!! and will definitely have your panties melting.
I've been a big fan of Kristen Proby for quite a while and this series is definitely NOT a disappointment!! 
I'm giving this book 4 stars and will definitely be recommending it to the readers. 
If you haven't read the first book in this series, the link is above...get to reading people!! You won't be disappointed!





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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Burning Through Gravity by Addison Moore Release Day

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Today is the release day blitz for Addison Moore's newest release BURNING THROUGH GRAVITY. Make sure to check out the blurb and contest details below.

 

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BURNING THROUGH GRAVITY Synopsis:

BURNING THROUGH GRAVITY—they soared so high so fast they never expected the fall. Two beautiful souls. Two seemingly innocent deceptions. Once they meet, Stevie and Ford explode into one another in a ball of lust, hotter than a July moon. Ford is assertive, dominate and in control, that is until Stevie brings him to his knees. He thinks she’s the most beautiful woman he’s ever met both inside and out. Stevie thinks he’s sweet, and sort of goofy—of course it doesn’t hurt that he drips sex like honey. Stevie is starting to fall hard for Ford. And Ford is all in with Stevie. She wonders if he could ever forgive her for what she’s about to do. She wonders if she wants him to. They say love conquers all. But love never met two liars like Stevie and Ford. His lie cost her a few sleepless nights. Her lie will cost him everything.    
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  Addison Moore's Bio:
AddisonMooreAddison Moore is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author who writes contemporary and paranormal romance. Her work has been featured in Cosmopolitan magazine. Previously she worked for nearly a decade as a therapist on a locked psychiatric unit. She resides with her husband, four wonderful children, and two dogs on the West Coast where she eats too much chocolate and stays up way too late. When she's not writing, she's reading.



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Monday, August 11, 2014

American Honey Release Day Blitz

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Today is the release day blitz for AMERICAN HONEY. This is an anthology featuring stories from 10 bestselling authors.

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FULL LIST OF THE STORIES INSIDE THE ANTHOLOGY

WALK ME DOWN by H.J. Bellus The summer that saved Tess. A hot country romance. ----------- DIRT ROAD SUMMER by Ashley Johnson   Unexpected hometown love in the summer.   ---------- BEING NEIGHBORLY by Carey Heywood Southern boy tries not to fall for his city girl neighbor --------- ONE SOUTHERN NIGHT by Marissa Carmel Star quarterback and sassy city girl blow the whistle on the fifty yard line. --------- TANGLED VINES by Melissa Collins A story of twists and turns all tangled together on a vineyard. Owen and Elle learn about each other as they navigate their way through a new business partnership. --------- THE REEDUCATION OF SAVANNAH MCGUIRE by Heidi McLaughlin Southern boy reeducates his childhood best friend on life, love and freedom. --------- FINDING OURS by Megan Smith Two people destined to be in love, forbidden to be together. --------- REMEMBER TONIGHT by Chelsea Landon Farmers daughter shows a champion bull rider the ride of his life --------- PLAY IT AGAIN by Scarlett Metal City girl falls for small town boy. Can their relationship survive their differences? --------- THE STORM by Jennifer Foor One woman One man An empty hotel A summer storm One night they'll never forget. ----------

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Heidi McLaughlin: Website: http://heidimclaughlin.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeidiMcLaughlinAuthor Twitter: https://twitter.com/HeidiJoVT Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6568302.Heidi_McLaughlin Jennifer Foor: Website: http://www.jenniferfoor.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JenniferFoorAuthor Twitter: https://twitter.com/jennyfoor Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5763676.Jennifer_Foor Carey Heywood: Website: http://www.careyheywood.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CareyHeywoodAuthor Twitter: https://twitter.com/Careylolo Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6535777.Carey_Heywood Melissa Collins: Website: http://melissacollinsauthor.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MelissaCollins.Author Twitter: https://twitter.com/MCollinsAuthor Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5023189.Melissa_Collins Chelsea Landon: Website: http://chelsealandon.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chelsealandon13 Twitter: https://twitter.com/chelsea_landon Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7814153.Chelsea_Landon H.J. Bellus: Website: http://hjbellus.blogspot.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorHjBellus Twitter: https://twitter.com/hjbellus Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7079478.H_J_Bellus Scarlett Metal: Website: http://scarlettmetalauthor.blogspot.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scarlettmetalauthor Twitter: https://twitter.com/scarlettmetal Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6983412.Scarlett_Metal Marissa Carmel: Website: http://www.marissacarmel.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authormarissacarmel Twitter: https://twitter.com/marissacarmel Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5211765.Marissa_Carmel Ashley Johnson: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amjohnson84 Twitter: https://twitter.com/ashmarie84 Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6878724.Ashley_Johnson Megan Smith: Website: http://www.authormegansmith.com/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/authormegansmith Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorMSmith Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6959231.Megan_Smith  

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Friday, August 8, 2014

When We Collide by AL Jackson New Cover Reveal

A.L. Jackson's When We Collide has a beautiful new cover to go along with this breathtaking story. 





From the bestselling author of Pulled and Take This Regret comes a gripping new tale of loss and love.

William has spent six years running from his past and the last eight months trying to rid his mind of the dreams that increasingly haunt his nights. Trapped in a world of false ambitions and feigned affections, William knows he’s reached a breaking point and something’s going to give.

Maggie had lived her entire life without hope until one man showed her what it meant to be loved. He’d been her light in a lifetime of darkness. Six years ago, that darkness stole him away. Without him, she’s surrendered herself to an existence she doesn’t know how to escape.

When the family William left behind is struck by tragedy, he is called back to the one place he’s sworn to never return to again. 

In a moment that will change his life forever, William comes face to face with the girl who, with one look, captured his heart. He is unable to ignore the buried desires and the hope for the future they’d once believed they’d have. 

Now William is ready to fight to take back what had been stolen from him six years before.
But he never imagined what that fight might cost him. 

A.L. Jackson gives you an intimate look into the lives of a family bound by an unseen connection in this new contemporary romance.




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A.L. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of Take This Regret and Lost to You, as well as other contemporary romance titles, including If Forever Comes, Pulled and When We Collide, as well as the New Adult Romance Come To Me Quietly due out January 7, 2014. 

She first found a love for writing during her days as a young mother and college student. She filled the journals she carried with short stories and poems used as an emotional outlet for the difficulties and joys she found in day-to-day life.

Years later, she shared a short story she’d been working on with her two closest friends and, with their encouragement, this story became her first full length novel. A.L. now spends her days writing in Southern Arizona where she lives with her husband and three children. Her favorite pastime is spending time with the ones she loves.