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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fated For Love Blog Tour : Review & Giveaway

Hi everyone! I have a top on the Fated For love blog tour today. There is a review of the book and a giveaway for you all.

Fated for Love
The Braden’s Series Book 8
By: Melissa Foster
Releasing July 14th, 2014

Blurb
Librarian Callie Barnes has visions of reading and relaxing—and maybe having a few too many drinks—on her girls’ weekend away. Her hopes are crushed when her friends pull into a dude ranch instead of a spa, and she refuses to stay longer than one night. That is…until she realizes the ranch is owned by sinfully sexy, and dangerously rugged, Wes Braden—the subject of her late-night fantasies.

Fearless rancher Wes Braden thinks he’s the luckiest guy on the planet when the sweet, sexy librarian from his hometown shows up at his ranch. Their connection is white-hot, making it impossible for either to ignore their carnal desires. Wes is more than willing to convert sweet Callie from chick lit to a world of erotic romance, but Callie ties sex to love, and Wes avoids commitment like the plague.

Callie is thrust into physically demanding activities that ignite her deepest fears. Luckily, Wes is as tender as he is strong, and he’s there every step of the way to help her find her inner strength. With Callie’s influence, Wes might even discover that he’s been nursing a few fears of his own. Passion pulls Callie and Wes from their safe, comfortable lives into each other’s arms, and they’re about to find out just how alike they really are.

My Review
Callie is a librarian and doesn't have a wild side. She loves to read and relax. When her friends tell her they are going on a spa weekend she is reading to do the two things she loves. What she gets instead is a trip to a dude ranch. Not just any dude ranch the one run by the man she is crushing on. Wes is not looking forward to the overnight trip with four women guest. He doesn't fool with the ranch guest and has a strict policy on it. However when he sees one of the four women is Callie he begins to rethink his policy. They both aren't looking for love but they soon see they have something more growing between them than just friends.

Callie is quiet, doesn't like adventure and prefers her romance in books. She has fantasies about Wes but never thinks they will go anywhere. She doesn't believe in casual sex and likes to think she has to be in love to have it. Wes loves his ranch and his family. They are his two passions in life. Having seen his brother fall quickly for a woman he doesn't believe it will ever happen to him. He is a sweet, romantic guy that I don't think he even knew how much of one he was.

I always eagerly look forward to the next book in this series as I have fell in love with all the characters I have met so far. The author does a phenomenal job create people you fall in love with easily. I love how romantic Wes turns out to be. he really pulls out all the stops for Callie. Callie also does some changing as she does thing she never thought she would do. She learns to not really get over but overcome some of the fears she has in her life. She really has to open her heart and learn to trust Wes in this book. I like all of Callie's friends and in a way hate that they have husbands as they could have been another bunch of stories to hear.  I din't connect as well to Wes and Callie as I did other stories in this series but I still enjoyed them. If you have never tried one of these books they are a must read.

4 out of 5 Stars

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"Melissa Foster is a wonderful connector of readers and books, a friend of authors, and a tireless advocate for women. She is the real deal"-- Bestselling Author Jennie Shortridge

"What sets Melissa Foster apart are her compelling characters who you care about... desperately. This is psychological suspense at its most chilling. I dare you to read the first chapter and not be hooked." International bestseller, M.J. Rose 

Melissa Foster is an award-winning, International bestselling author. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary Café. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa is also a community builder for the Alliance for Independent Authors. She has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine. 

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Wicked Game : Review & Giveaway

Hi everyone! I have a stop on the A Wicked Game blog tour today. There is a review of the book and a giveaway for you all.

A Wicked Game
An Elite Classified Novel #2
By: Evie Knight

Blurb
Tori is a career woman at the top of her game. She has everything she ever wanted except a happily ever after. She is ready and determined to find it. When her friend Ariana offers her an invitation to an exclusive online dating service, she decides—against her better judgment—to use it.

A blast from her past is not what she expects.

When Jack realizes he’s been set up with the one woman he’s failed to forget, he has two choices: leave or stay. Life doesn’t give second chances this easy, and it isn’t above him to let go of an opportunity such as this. After all, there cannot be a sweeter revenge.

My Review
Tori is ready for her happily ever after. She has everything else in her life but that. When her friend offers her an invitation to use her exclusive online dating membership she takes the chance. She plans on a wild night she just didn't plan on seeing an old face. Jack can't resist the chance to get back at Tori for what she did to him years ago. The two start a game of their own with a fling never thinking it would be more. Now Jack my have went to far and Tori calls Game Over.

Jack is a very sexy man who has never got over what Tori did to him years ago. He has a chance to drive her wild and he does. I love his way of getting her back. He doesn't want to call what develops between them a relationship and is afraid to get to close to her. He is smart, has a sense of humor and at times can seem like a jerk. He does do a few things to make it up. Tori in some ways was a mean girl years ago. She is good at her job and loves it but she doesn't have anyone in her life. She does give Jack another chance and she knows when to let go. She is a very sexy woman who has a wicked sense of humor.

This was a quick hot read. I love all the action between Tori and Jack. I also enjoyed the funny moments it had. I laughed several times while reading it. Tor and Jack have a past they have to get past and they also have to see if they have a future. They are both hard headed at times and I could see they clearly belong together but are afraid to show it. While they have no problems in the bedroom they do have communication problems. If you like a hot story and a great series try this one.

4 out of 5 Stars

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Evie Knight writes wickedly sexy contemporary romances with irresistible bad boys, sassy heroines, a bit of conflict, humor and a dash of spice. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time blogging, reading, listening to music, or looking for a muse.

She lives in sunny Southern California.

Evie loves hearing from her readers. Feel free to drop her a line at evie@evie-knight.com or you can stalk her on Twitter @inlovewromance

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Veiled Target Release Day Blast : Excerpt & Giveaway

Hi everyone! I have the release day blast for Veiled Target today. There is an excerpt from the book and a giveaway for you all.

Veiled Target
Veilers #1
By: Robin Bielman
Releasing July 22nd, 2014

Blurb
Never take Fate along on a date. The kiss goodnight could be deadly.

Tracking down Veilers—non humans—is only a sideline for Tess Damon. Vengeance for her fiancé’s murder is her reason for living. But with two botched jobs on her record, if she fails to eliminate her next mark, she’s dead. She’s not afraid to die, but not before she gets even. Too bad fate has a really bad sense of humor.

Hugh Langston, a wolfen half shifter, lives to keep both humans and his pack safe. But when rogue humans kidnap his apprentice, his rescue mission is compromised by a hot-as-hell, kick-ass woman who makes him think only one thing: mine.

Tess tries to ignore her feelings, but temptation trips her up. Especially when Hugh figures out he’s her next target and forces her into an inconvenient alliance that tests all the laws against their attraction. Now, with the line between good and evil getting blurrier by the minute, it becomes clear Tess’s only hope of living to see another day—and finding a murderer—lies with the one man she’s supposed to kill.

Excerpt
“Cut the crap, Tess. Why were you following me?”

“How do you know I was following you?” Oops. She meant to say, “What makes you think I was following you?”

He gave a knowing smile—that looked ridiculously sexy rather than irritating. “I know you don’t want to insult my intelligence so let’s just say for argument’s sake, if you were following me, why would that be?”

At least she’d gotten him to change his tone.

“Truthfully?” She leaned a little closer to him. She couldn’t help it.

“That would be nice.”

“I’m really not a very nice person,” she announced.

“Neither am I.” He reached out and moved a strand of hair behind her ear.

Was he trying to confuse her? Because it was working. She’d nearly fallen into his hand before he pulled it away. He was indeed a very bad man.

“That’s good. I hate nice guys. So where does that leave us?”

“I haven’t got all night, Tess.” He lowered his chin, indicating—she presumed—he was growing tired of their banter.

She lifted an eyebrow. “No? That’s too bad. I’m a night owl. I can—”

“Answer my question before I haul you to your car over my shoulder.” His tone sent a little zing of pleasure right to the tips of her breasts.

“As if you could—” She was over his shoulder in one second flat. He moved swiftly, quietly and with superhuman strength. Uh oh. “Hey, put me down!”

He started down the alley, seemingly unbothered by her spastic attempts to get him to let her go. “You ready to walk and talk now?”

“Fine,” she conceded, although the view of his backside was pretty damn good.

When both feet securely hit the ground, she tugged down her dress and shifted the V-neck into place. He watched her squirm to put the rest of the material back where it belonged and his roving eyes heated her from the inside out.

“I followed you because I wanted to help.”

He started walking. “Do I look like I need help?” A little gleam—and major interest?—flickered in his sideways glance.

“Well, no. But I’m very capable and I didn’t feel like going home, so I decided there was no harm in making myself available to you should you need me.” She took a deep breath. It was time to put the question out there. “Did you know Dane is a—”

“Wolfen? Yeah I know.”

“How do you—”

He stopped and turned toward her with confusion and passion in his deep blue eyes. For several seconds he stared at her, like he was trying to get inside her head. Guess what she was thinking. “I’m the leader of the Night Runners,” he finally said.

She imagined he’d told her something he’d never told another human being before.

What the hell was she going to do now?


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USA Today Bestselling Author Robin Bielman lives in Southern California with her high school sweetheart husband, two sons, and crazy-cute mini Labradoodle, Harry. When not attached to her laptop, she can almost always be found with her nose in a book. She also likes to run, hike, and dip her toes in the ocean. Filled with wanderlust, she longs to visit many different places and fulfill her curiosity. She wouldn’t mind indulging her sweet tooth in every location either. She’s a lover of sticky notes, cable television shows and coffee drinks. Writing is a dream come true, and she still pinches herself to be sure it’s real.

She writes contemporary and paranormal romance and loves to connect with readers. Learn more and sign up for her newsletter on her website at http://robinbielman.com. She can also be found online here:




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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Night Of The Fallen Blog Tour : Review & Giveaway

Hi everyone! I have a stop on the Night of the Fallen blog tour. There is a review of the book and a giveaway.

Night of the Fallen
Dark Tides #2
By: Diana Bocco

Blurb
Isabelle’s mission seemed so clear: kill the king of the vampires to give humanity a fighting chance. Except she didn’t count on falling in love with him. And she didn't realize he held secrets that could actually end up saving the human race.

As the kingdom falls and Isabelle’s heart is torn between two worlds, everything changes. There’s something more dangerous out there, a plague that might destroy both humans and vampires alike. The only way to survive it might be to find a truce between species. 

Peace will require the ultimate sacrifice.

And change the future of the world forever.

My Review
Belle has returned to the other survivors to share the new facts she has discovered. She wants to convince them they aren't safe and that not all the vampires are bad. She left wanting to kill Marcus the vampire king and returned in love with him. As she tries to get them to understand about the Rabids and that they need to rethink things. Marcus is injured but will stop at nothing to find belle and keep her safe. He has to hurry as he knows she is in danger. They both are in love and now have to show everyone what they feel and that he can be trusted. Will they listen before it's to late?

Picking up where the first book ended you see right Belle and Marcus are of one mind they love each other. The rabids seem to be multiplying and they are a danger to all vampires and humans. Belle is trying her best to show the other human survivrs they can trust the vampires but she isn't having much luck. A few secrets are revealed and it makes you see you never know for sure all you think you do. There is danger, hot scenes and so much more in this story. This review is short as it isn't complete yet. The second part is being released in August and I will just have to wait till then to see what happens. The author has done a great job so far in this series and I am sure many vampire lovers will enjoy this series.

4 out of 5 Stars

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I've been a fan of all kinds of dark creatures since I was a kid (even before I discovered Stephen King at the age of 10). If it crawls in the night and tugs at your covers while you're sleeping, chances are I've written about it. It's probably no surprise that I'm a big fan of old buildings, urban exploring and things that go bump in the night. Oh, and Halloween, of course -- but that should go without saying. 

Growing up, I wanted to be Indiana Jones. I ended up not pursuing a degree in Archaeology (although I toyed with the idea for a while) but I did become a huge lover of travel and history. Aside from traveling to all corners of the world, I've also lived in five countries in three continents -- including three years in Siberia and two in Vietnam. I'm currently living in Thailand. 

I have a soft spot for animals (which is why you can be sure that in my stories, the dog will always make it) and right now have three wonderful -- but slightly crazy -- dogs in my life. And yes, they move with me from country to country. Too bad dogs can't accumulate frequent flyer miles!

In my other life, I also write nonfiction: articles, books, and even quizzes for the Discovery Channel website. I really can't help it -- I'm a nerd at heart and love research and discovering new things. Could be the Indiana Jones in me pushing me along. 

When it comes to life, I'm pretty fearless. I figure life is too short to live it too safely -- so I take risks and I try to have fun, whether that means snowshoeing in the middle of Siberia or going ghost-hunting in an abandoned asylum. And yes, I've done both.

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Something Sweeter Blog Tour : Review & Giveaway

Hi everyone! I have a stop on the Something Sweeter blog tour today. There is a review of the book and a giveaway for you all.

Something Sweeter
Sweet Texas Series #3
By: Candis Terry
Releasing June 24th, 2014

Blurb
The men in Texas are hard to resist . . . Seattle event planner Allison Lane is an expert at delivering the perfect wedding—even if she might not exactly believe in the whole "'til death do us part" thing. When her father decides to tie the knot with a woman he barely knows, Allison heads to Sweet, Texas, to make sure his new honey is the real deal. What she didn't expect to find at the local honky-tonk was a sexy Southern man as bent on charming her pants off as he is on blowing her "true love doesn't exist" theory all to hell. And they always promise . . .

Veterinarian, former Marine, and Sweet's favorite playboy Jesse Wilder takes one look at Allison and knows she's a handful of trouble he can't deny. But even after a sizzling kiss and obvious mutual attraction, it seems Allison has no such problem. When Jesse uncovers her sweet side, can he crush his playboy image, melt her cynical heart, and change her mind about taking a trip down the aisle?

My Review 
Jesse has no plans to find his happiness till all his love ones do first. He has a reputation for being a playboy and he doesn't pay any attention to what others say. When a sexy woman walks in she quickly turns his head. Allison heads to Sweet, Texas to make sure her dad isn't making a mistake marrying a women he barely knows. She has saw first hand that love doesn't work and she doesn't believe in it. Jesse is hard to resist and the more she is around him the more she doesn't want to resist.. He tries showing her love is real and to have hope. Just when she thinks she may be in love something else happens to show her it may not be. Now Jesse will have to prove it to her.

Jesse at first seems just like a sexy cowboy who likes to play the field. When you get to really know him you see he has a very soft caring side. He is a big flirt but big on family. He has some guilt he is carrying around that makes him not think he is worthy of love. Allison wants to be nothing like her mother. She is afraid of love and afraid her dad will get burned again. She has a great business and loves what she does. Other than her sister she really doesn't have a lot of friends. She opens up a lot in this book and sees what it is like to have friends and a family that cares. She isn't afraid to show her sexy side at all.

If Sweet, Texas is a real place and has people like these characters that live there I for sure want to visit it. I love how Jesse and Allison start off with sexual chemistry but they don't jump into bed together. As Allison gets to know her dad's fiance she also gets time to know Jesse and see how great he is. Both of them are stubborn and have different reasons for wanting to stay single. They show in little and sometimes big ways how they care for each other and how they are falling for each other. They teach each other to let go of the past and to move on. I think of the series Jesse has touched me the most for some reason. He brought his oldest brother a lot more closer in mind for me. If you haven't read this story or this series it is a must read, Besides these two great people you get a whole crew of wonderful ones and not to mention some non humans that you will always remember. Want heat, laughter, love and more be sure grab this series.

5 out of 5 Stars

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Candis Terry was born and raised near the sunny beaches of Southern California and now makes her home on an Idaho farm. She’s experienced life in such diverse ways as working in a Hollywood recording studio to chasing down wayward steers. Only one thing has remained the same: her passion for writing stories about relationships, the push and pull in the search for love, and the security one finds in their own happily ever after.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Nothing Compares To You Blog Tour : Review & Giveaway


Hi everyone! I have a stop on the Nothing Compares To You blog tour today. There is a review of the book and a giveaway for you all.

Nothing Compares to You
Pine Lake Series Book Two
By: Tiffany Marie

Blurb
Mitch loves everything about his job as a photojournalist––the excitement, the money, the notoriety––which is why he has no plans for a lengthy stay in his childhood hometown of Pine Lake. But when he meets enigmatic single mother Natalie, he can’t help his attraction, or his overwhelming desire to pursue her. 

The last few years have taught Natalie she’s stronger than she ever thought. She was strong enough to leave her abusive ex-husband, strong enough to endure a year in a women’s shelter, and strong enough to begin rebuilding her life with her young son. She’s going to make sure she’s also strong enough to avoid future heartbreak, which means not getting close to anyone––especially not someone like Mitch, who doesn’t plan on staying in town for more than a few months. Yet the more time Natalie spends with Mitch, the more her resolve crumbles. 

As their tentative friendship develops into a passionate romance, both Mitch and Natalie realize they’re in deeper than they ever intended. When an exciting new job assignment sends Mitch halfway around the world, Natalie is left with the realization that she let the wrong man in once again. And Mitch realizes giving Natalie up for his career was the biggest mistake of his life—and one he might not be able to fix.

My Review
Mitch loves his job. He is a photojournalist who has covered some amazing things. On a break he goes home to Pine Lake. He doesn't' plan on sticking around but his mom  and others think he needs to find love. Natalie is a single mom just trying to get back on her feet and do the right thing. She works hard and doesn't want charity. She left an abusive husband and has no plans to get back in a relationship. When she meets Mitch she knows right away he is not going to stay in town forever. The more they are together the more she falls for him. When Mitch gets called aware he has to decide if his career or Natalie is more important before it's to late.

Natalie is a strong woman. She left a horrible marriage and got back on her feet again trying to make a good life for her and her son. She has some fears left over from her marriage and has self confidence issues. She is a wonderful mother and can be very proud. Mitch is career driven and doesn't like covering happy things but things that make a change in the world. He can be funny at times, very sexy and yet he still shows his romantic side at times with Natalie.  I like seeing him learning to appreciate the small things in life and happy times.

I loved the first book in this series and couldn't wait to read Natalie's story. I love how even when life has gave her a hard time she didn't give up. She is a woman who doesn't want things handed to her but wants to work for them. Mitch and she both don't plan on anything long term but over time they fall for each other even when they don't even realize it. Natalie has to learn not everything is character and to take a chance at love again. Mitch has to see what is really important in life. This is a great story with wonderful characters and really pulls you in. Not just with these characters but all of them. I really hope Becca gets her own story as I am curious about her now. This is a book many will enjoy!

4 out of 5 Stars

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Tiffany Marie grew up in Michigan and currently lives in northern Indiana with her wonderfully supportive husband, rambunctious young son, and two rescued pets. She has worked in an elementary school, a bookstore, and a winery, and now she stays home with her son and writes whenever she has a few minutes to spare. She spends her free time reading too many romance novels, drinking too much Diet Pepsi, and taking too many naps.

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Love By Design Release Day Blast

Hi everyone! I have the release Day Blast for Love By Design today. There is info on the book and a giveaway for you all.

Love by Design
By: Evie Knight
Releasing July 16th, 2014

Blurb
Rules are meant to be broken… only, he chooses which ones to break.

Renowned, self-taught baker Tristan James has everything going for him. Great friends. Women. Business success. His ultimate goal is to host his own TV show. All is perfect… until Mandy walks into his life. Tristan fears she’ll make him unearth the secrets he keeps.

She plays by the rules.

Amanda Roberts dreams of becoming a famous shoe designer, but her insecurities stand between her and her dream. She’s ready to give up when Tristan dares her to pursue her goal. Falling prey to his charms isn’t something she counts on, yet it’s unavoidable.

As their dreams finally become a reality, they must choose between love or the opportunity of a lifetime.


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Evie Knight writes wickedly sexy contemporary romances with irresistible bad boys, sassy heroines, a bit of conflict, humor and a dash of spice. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time blogging, reading, listening to music, or looking for a muse.

She lives in sunny Southern California.

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