Thursday, January 30, 2014

Break by Amanda Stone Cover Reveal

BREAK by USA Today Bestselling author Amanda Stone



Title: BREAK
Author: Amanda Stone
Release: Spring 2014
Genre: New Adult


Cover by Sarah Hansen - Okay Creations
http://www.okaycreations.com




There are paths we take in life that lead us to where we are supposed to be—where we are meant to be all along. I didn’t know that my journey, which had been filled with so much pain and so much all-consuming rage, would lead me to her.

She is my salvation. My undoing. My reason for breaking…



Storm Messer has just graduated college. But instead of spending the summer traveling, like she had intended, she finds herself dumped by her boyfriend and working for her parents at their family’s prestigious restaurant.

Ryker Noakes had every intention of going away to college until he lost the one person who kept him grounded. Now five years later he finds himself spending his days working as a mechanic, and his nights working off his aggression over things he cannot change as an underground MMA fighter.

Neither could have known that a chance meeting would spark up a friendship that would lead to an undeniable romance. But when they find out their pasts collide, it threatens to destroy any future they may have together.



Breaking isn’t always a bad thing. — As long as you have the right person to put you back together.

Break

Amanda Stone is the author of the USA Today Bestselling book, Breathe into Me. She was born and raised in the foothills of eastern Kentucky. She loves being from, and living in, this beautiful state so much that she decided to move to a small little town that is—no pun intended—called, Lovely.

Amanda is currently living out her, happily ever after, with her reformed bad boy hubby, their two wild little kidlets, and a house full of critters. (Technically, its two dogs and a cat, but if it was up to her husband, those numbers would be drastically larger.)










 




Ryker guided me backward, pushing me until my back was flush against the cool wood siding of the house. He leaned in closer, his scent engulfing me—consuming me. “Storm,” he huskily whispered. “Close your eyes.”
As if I had no control over myself, my body did as he commanded and my eyes drifted shut. I heard the creak of wood giving as he placed each of his hands on either side of my head. Even with my eyes closed I knew how close he was to me. His breaths were softly blowing against my lips. Out of habit, my tongue slipped from between my lips, moistening them in anticipation. I heard a low growl rumble up from Ryker’s chest and he placed forehead against mine.
“Ryke…” I began, but he silenced me by gently placing his finger against my lips.
“I don’t know why you fight this, Storm.” He huffed and pulled his face away from mine. “I know you feel it. You feel how right this is.” He tenderly grasped my chin in his hand, turning my head to the side, giving him better access to my neck. He ran his lips over my burning skin before placing a soft kiss where my shoulder and neck meet. My body shivered at his touch and he pulled away again. “You see, your body knows what it wants. Damn, Storm, even your heart knows what it wants. But you let your head get in the way of all that. You let your head lead you, and, baby, its leading you the wrong way.”
He leaned closer to my ear. “Just stop thinking. Stop thinking and feel. Feel how your breathing becomes erratic when I do this.” He ran his tongue along my earlobe. “Feel how your heart speeds up when I tell you how unbelievably sexy you are, and how you have me in pain just thinking about being inside you again.” He paused, and I stayed quiet, listening to his uneven breaths. “Feel how your skin tingles when I touch you.” He ran his hand down my side, his fingers leaving a trail of fire in their wake. “I do that to you. Me. Why fight this? Why fight something that feels so undeniably right? You know you want me,” he growled against my lips. “And deep down, you know you’re already mine.”



*song for the scene*










Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Excerpt blast
The minaldi legacy
Courtney cole
Release date: 2/6/2014


THE MINALDI LEGACY Synopsis:

“I’m a monster, Eva.  There’s no saving a monster.  But I love that you want to try.”

Luca Minaldi is rich, powerful and mesmerizing.  He’s also a reclusive enigma.  He lives in Malta, a fairy-tale place filled with sunshine and sea, beauty and secrets.  And Luca’s darkest of secrets is the best-kept of them all.

Eva Talbot moves to Malta to finish her doctoral dissertation in Psychiatry.  When she meets Luca, there is a very real and instant attraction that she has never felt before. But even still, she senses the darkness that lives within him.  

Eva is hired to care for Luca’s mother, a woman who suffers from dementia.  It is Luca, however, that Eva will eventually risk everything to save… as the legacy that plagues him continues. 

As the darkness swirls ever more tightly around her, Eva realizes that no matter how hard she tries, she might not be able to save Luca without losing herself.

Eva and Luca are thrust into a world where their love is tested and darkness reigns.  Amid chaos and treachery, love and hate, Luca and Eva learn one important thing.

Love is dangerous.

But it also might be the one thing that can save them all.

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The Minaldi Legacy consists of two parts, part one:  Of Blood and Bone and part two:  Of Darkness and Demons.  It contains adult themes and content. 



EXCERPT:
Prologue
Luca is gone.
I know it before I open my eyes.  The weight of his body next to me is absent, the scent of him gone from the air.  I sigh, reluctant to begin this day because I know what it holds for me.  I know that if Luca is truly gone, I will spend every hour frantically searching for him.
Gazing around, I find my large suite empty.  Everything is neat and tidy and exactly in place. Each lavish piece of furniture is polished with lemon oil, each extravagant painting on the wall carefully dusted.  Each expensive vase, each crystal lamp, each woven rug is perfectly aligned and exactly how I left it.  Something is different, though, somehow changed in this room that I fell asleep in last night.
My sleepy eyes do another quick sweep, and this time I notice the balcony doors standing wide open while the bright morning sun streams onto the mahogany floor and the white sheer curtains on either side flutter in the sea breeze. 
This is the difference and it slams into me like a concrete wall.  I didn’t fall asleep with those doors open. I would never do that now, not since I know what dangers lurk in the world, the darkness that can find me.
Immediately after I notice this inconsistency, I also see that across the room, my bedroom door is tightly closed and the bolt is still slid firmly in place.
Just as I left it last night.
My heart stutters as I realize what this means.
While I slept, Luca must have climbed from my balcony ledge to escape.  But the drop is well over thirty feet and there are sharp rocks at the base of the house.  There are gardens directly behind, but beyond that, there is a cliff with a hundred foot drop to the sea below.  
I leap naked from bed and rush to the balcony’s edge.  My bare breasts press against the cold railing as I peer down at both the gardens and what I can see of the pristine sand beyond that.  Luca is not lying broken and bleeding there, so I try to still my racing heart.  I search the beaches and craggy landscape on both sides of my periphery and I still do not see him.
He somehow survived the fall.
A hundred different things run through my mind, but the one that stands out in the forefront is the image, the possibility, that he managed to drag himself, broken and bleeding, to a different location, somewhere where he is even now waiting for me to help him.
Because I promised.
I promised him that I would help him, that I would keep him from the darkness that plagues him, that I would heal him.
That I would save him.
I swallow hard and as I do, I realize that my throat is tender from Luca’s hands last night. I know that if I look into a mirror, there will be a bruise in the perfect formation of his long fingers around my neck.
As I softly touch it, I remember his face from the night before.  It was shadowed in the moonlight and like always, he was beautiful.  Luca is handsome in a very classic and beautiful way, dark hair and cut cheekbones.  His bangs are long and almost hide his magnificent dark eyes until he shakes his hair away.  And when he does, the sadness that dwells there is apparent to anyone who knows him.
But last night, I didn’t need to look into his eyes to see that his darkness had returned.  I knew it from the moment he stepped into my room.
I can always see it.  It changes everything about him, even the way he walks and moves.  The way he stands.  The way he speaks.  The way he feels.
He is an entirely different person when the darkness comes.
These are the moments that he dreads with every breath when he is himself; the moments when he is no longer Luca.  In these moments, he is filled with thoughts that are no longer his own.
He cannot help it, he cannot control it, he cannot stop it.
But I promised him that I would.
And I have failed him.
I scramble to my wardrobe and pull on clothing, choosing a shirt with a collar, hoping to somewhat hide the bruise on my neck.  The only other people here at Chessarae are servants, except for Luca’s mother in her lonely wing.  But she is locked in so she never comes into the main part of the house.  No one will see me but the staff.  And they are used to seeing strange things.
I rush through the house, through the extravagant corridors and over the marble floors, the rich and polished surroundings that I would never have dreamed I would find myself in.  I don’t notice it now though.  It has faded into an insignificant corner of my mind.  All that matters now is Luca.
I make my way out the back of the house, through the gardens, through the English maze that is perfectly manicured and challenging to maneuver.  I manage it with ease, however.  I memorized its twists and turns on a happier day.
The weather is stormy today and the normally cheerful and bright Maltese sky is gray and thunderous. I can feel the electricity in the air, snapping the ends of my long hair with static.  This day looks as foreboding as I feel, which I hope is not a sign.
I search through the maze.  I search the beaches as my feet sink into the cool sand.  I search the gardens with their exotic and sweet-smelling blooms and then I search the garage.  His car, a shiny black Jaguar, is still in its slot and its hood is cool to the touch.  Luca has not driven it today.  I search the front lawns and the back.  And just when I begin to panic, to fear that he has not returned to Chessarae after all, I search the stables.
As I walk through the heavy wooden doors, the smells of the horses and the hay and the saddle-soap and leather assail my nose and I breathe them in.  I’ve always loved this place.  It is peaceful here.  And I suddenly know, because I can feel it, that Luca is here.
I walk quietly down the main corridor, staring into each stall as I pass.
And finally, finally, when I come to the very last stall on the left, Luca is there and my breath hitches in my chest, freezing on my lips.
Luca is slumped on the ground, in the corner, his expression desolate. He is beautiful even here, even in this condition, and I cannot help but stare down at him as tears fill my eyes.   
He is dirty and his clothing is torn.  There are smears of blood on his shirt, dried now to a rusty dark brown.  I swallow hard, trying not to imagine where the blood has come from.
Luca’s face is tortured as he stares up at me, his head in his hands.  There is blood on his fingers.
“It happened again.”
His words are low and husky and rough, yet elegant at the same time.  He is always refined, always perfect, always Luca.
His self-loathe is apparent and it breaks my heart.
I nod mutely because there are no words for this moment.  I bend to help him to his feet.  At 6’3”, he towers above me.  He is slender and strong and masculine.  He is lithe and powerful, beautiful and graceful.
And sometimes, on his very darkest days, he is a depraved killer.
But I have gotten ahead of myself.  I should begin at the beginning.
If I don’t, you will never understand.





ABOUT COURTNEY COLE:
 
Courtney Cole is a novelist who would eat mythology for breakfast if she could. She has a degree in Business, but has since discovered that corporate America is not nearly as fun to live in as fictional worlds. She loves chocolate and roller coasters and hates waiting and rude people.

Courtney lives in quiet suburbia, close to Lake Michigan, with her real-life Prince Charming, her ornery kids (there is a small chance that they get their orneriness from their mother) and a small domestic zoo.

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Tainted by K.A Robinson Blog Tour and Review

Blog tour
Tainted
k.a. robinson




Book description:
Part One: Facing My Demons
Drake lost everything the day Chloe walked away from him. Feeling angry and hurt by her abandonment, he dives deeper into his cocaine use. Each day becomes a struggle for him. After his band is picked up by a recording studio in Los Angeles, things go from bad to worse. What happens to a man who has lost everything he ever truly cared about?

Part Two: Learning to Love Again
When Drake showed up on Chloe’s doorstep, begging for forgiveness, she couldn’t turn him away. To Chloe, loving Drake is like breathing and she couldn’t bring herself to let him go again.
But what happens next? Follow Chloe and Drake as they learn to forgive and heal together.
Will Drake’s fame get in the way of their happily ever after? Or is love enough to keep them together?

The epic conclusion to Drake and Chloe’s story.



Goodreads link: http://bit.ly/19HjXln



Author Bio:

K.A. Robinson is the New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author of The Torn Series and Shattered Ties. She lives in West Virginia with her husband and toddler son. When she isn't writing, she loves to read dystopian, zombie, and New Adult books. She has an addiction to Caribou coffee and Starbucks coffee.

Author Links:
www.facebook.com/karobinson13
@karobinsonautho
authorkarobinson.blogspot.com
Novelisting: http://bit.ly/1fThlls


Buy Links (I'll email you with the Amazon and Nook link once it's live):

iTunes: http://bit.ly/1dwYbzv
Smashwords: http://bit.ly/J80lwA
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1entvpo
Amazon & Nook - will email
Nook - will email

Other books by K.A Robinson

Torn: http://www.amazon.com/Torn-Book-1-Series-ebook/dp/B00CK6KF3Y/ref=as_li_tf_sw?&linkCode=wsw&tag=gcbb-20
Twisted: http://www.amazon.com/Twisted-Book-2-Torn-Series-ebook/dp/B00CK6KFA2/ref=as_li_tf_sw?&linkCode=wsw&tag=gcbb-20

The Ties Series:
Shattered Ties: http://www.amazon.com/Shattered-Ties-The-Series-ebook/dp/B00GM0PF7A/ref=as_li_tf_sw?&linkCode=wsw&tag=gcbb-20


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Georgette’s Review:
I received an arc for a honest review...

Who doesn't love Drake and Chloe? I was so happy to get a little more of them....actually, once I started reading, I was thrilled! We are given the events that were missing from the time Chloe left Drake when she caught him using. It was so good to see everything he went thru!

We also got to see some of their life in LA before the band got popular....that was really cute!

Thank you so much KA Robinson for filling in the blanks we've all been longing for!

I'm giving this book a solid 4 stars and if you haven't started this journey, I highly recommend you do!



Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Hey all, C here! I know, I know..it's been a long while. I have had some personal stuff going on  and time off as a result, so my fabulous blog partner G has been working double time to keep everything going. As always I am grateful for her ♥. 

Today I am letting you know that Reaper's Legacy by author Joanna Wylde is LIVE!!!

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http://www.amazon.com/Reapers-Legacy-Motorcycle-Club-ebook/dp/B00DMCPODG/ref=as_li_tf_sw?&linkCode=wsw&tag=gcbb-20    

And I am also bringing you my review, but first...here is the synopsis:

Eight years ago, Sophie gave her heart—and her virginity—to Zach Barrett on a night that couldn’t have been less romantic or more embarrassing. Zach’s step-brother, a steely-muscled, tattooed biker named Ruger, caught them in the act, getting a peep show of Sophie he’s never forgotten.
She may have lost her dignity that fateful night, but Sophie also gained something precious—her son Noah. Unfortunately, Zach’s a deadbeat dad, leaving Ruger to be Noah’s only male role model. When he discovers Sophie and his nephew living in near poverty, Ruger takes matters into his own hands—with the help of the Reapers Motorcycle Club—to give them a better life.
Living with outlaw bikers wasn’t Sophie’s plan for her son, but Ruger isn’t giving her a choice. He’ll be there for Noah, whether she wants him or not. But Sophie does want him, has always wanted him. Now she’ll learn that taking a biker to bed can get a girl dirty in every way…

And now for my REVIEW.....


Oh how I was waiting for this book to come out. Reaper's Property was the first book in this series and I absolutely loved it! To say that I was jumping up and down when I got Reaper's Legacy is an understatement. I may have had a Do Not Disturb sign plastered across my forehead while reading..Let me start off by saying that this is a solid 4 star read..maybe just over a 4 star. I really really enjoyed this book a lot. I have read many MC type of books from various authors so I do enjoy these kinds of reads, however, I did not once find myself comparing these stories to those others. I kinda just formed an instant love with Horse and now Ruger and never looked back.
What did I love about this book? First, I love the characters down to the kid(s). I find in alot of books, I have trouble with some of the female characters just annoying the crap out of me which yes, let's be honest, can ruin a story. Here along with Ruger, we meet Sophie. Sophie is a single mom and a good one. She is a good example of a smart woman who has made some not so smart decisions, but with the best intentions at heart. We can all relate to that right? She also has a toughness and sass about her that is there, but not overwhelming. I just appreciated her. Her son Noah is just a great kid and he just looks up to Ruger who really is the only father figure he has known. The dynamic between these three is great. And let me just add that Ruger is HOT! Ladies you will not be disappointed, the steam is there and the badass alpha is ever present.I also love the writing and the flow of the story. I never found myself skimming or bored. This story has a lot going on from start to end and is compelling. I also love that all of the characters such as Horse, Marie, Picnic and Em who we met in Reaper's Property, are present throughout this one. They all tie in together nicely and path is paved for one of these characters next story! Excited here!
Why did I rate this book 4 stars instead of 5? Hello..4 stars is a great rating!! I think we can all agree on that. For me, Reaper's Property was a near 5 and although I totally enjoyed this book and HIGHLY recommend it, I didn't have that same 5 star feeling. I think it was a tiny bit tamer. But really that is all. If you enjoy MC stories, you will really enjoy this one..I promise! Miss Wylde, I look forward to your next book...I am a fan for life!


Love's Suicide by Jenn Foor Cover Reveal

Cover reveal
Love’s suicide

Jenn Foor

Coming to you: 

March 2014


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My Sweetest Escape Release Day Blitz and Review

Release Day Blitz
My Sweetest Escape
Chelsea m. Cameron


Synopsis:

The past will always find you.

Jos Archer was the girl with the perfect life; until the night it all came crashing down around her. Now, nine months later, she still hasn't begun to pick up the pieces. Even transferring to a new college and living under the watchful eye of her older sister, Renee, isn't enough to help her feel normal again.

And then she meets Dusty Sharp. For reasons Jos can't begin to fathom, the newly reformed campus bad boy seems determined to draw her out of her shell. And if she's not careful, his knowing green eyes and wicked smile will make her feel things she's no longer sure she deserves.

But even as Dusty coaxes Jos to open up about the past, he's hiding secrets of his own. Secrets about the night her old life fell apart. When the truth is finally revealed, will it bring them closer together; or tear them apart for good?



About the Author :
Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA New York Times/USA Today Best Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world's worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting (this one time, she was tweeted by Neil Gaiman). She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.Her New Adult Contemporary Romance titles include My Favorite Mistake, which has been bought by Harlequin along with a sequel, My Sweetest Escape (January 28, 2014), Deeper We Fall and Faster We Burn and For Real (November 14, 2013) and the novella, Christmas Catch (November 1, 2014).

Her Young Adult books include Nocturnal, Nightmare, Neither and Neverend (The Noctalis Chronicles) and Whisper, the first in The Whisper Trilogy. The second and third books in the series, Silence and Listen, will be out in 2014.

Her Adult Contemporary Romance titles include Sweet Surrendering, and coming soon, Surrendering to Us and Dark Surrendering.


Georgette’s Review:
I received an arc for a honest review...

My Favorite Mistake was one of my favorite books last year so when given the chance to read this second book of the series, I had to snatch it up!

Joscelyn and Dusty have more in common then they ever would have expected.

Everyone screws up once in their life and this book brings that out.

I loved the dynamic of the house!

Renee was a lot to bear but I kind of understand where she was coming from. It was nice to see Taylor and Hunter back from the first book. I also loved Darah and Mase!

Hannah was just the perfect little addition to this book! I adored her attitude and outlook. To me, she was the strongest character out there knowing what she was living with. Her story made me cry when you found out what happened to her.

When you find out the secret both Jos and Dusty were hiding, I was floored!

I gave this book 4 stars and will definitely be recommending it!

Excellent job Chelsea Cameron! I can't wait for more!