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Friday, April 18, 2014

Big Fat Disaster Book Blast & Giveaway

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Hi everyone! I have the book blast for Big Fat Disaster today. There is info on the book and a giveaway for you all.



Synopsis
Insecure, shy, and way overweight, Colby hates the limelight as much as her pageant-pretty mom and sisters love it. It's her life: Dad's a superstar, running for office on a family values platform. Then suddenly, he ditches his marriage for a younger woman and gets caught stealing money from the campaign. Everyone hates Colby for finding out and blowing the whistle on him. From a mansion, they end up in a poor relative's trailer, where her mom's contempt swells right along with Colby's supersized jeans. Then, a cruel video of Colby half-dressed, made by her cousin Ryan, finds its way onto the internet. Colby plans her own death. A tragic family accident intervenes, and Colby's role in it seems to paint her as a hero, but she's only a fraud. Finally, threatened with exposure, Colby must face facts about her selfish mother and her own shame. Harrowing and hopeful, proof that the truth that saves us can come with a fierce and terrible price, Big Fat Disaster is that rare thing, a story that is authentically new.

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/big-fat-disaster-beth-fehlbaum/1116741609?ean=9781440570483
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Big-Fat-Disaster-Beth-Fehlbaum/dp/1440570485/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396962078&sr=8-1&keywords=big+fat+disaster
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18442147-big-fat-disaster?from_search=trueg

Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6-vhZE3Fg0

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
In addition to writing Young Adult Contemporary Fiction, Beth Fehlbaum is an experienced English teacher who frequently draws on her experience as an educator to write her books. She has a B.A. in English, Minor in Secondary Education, and an M.Ed. in Reading. She is currently a Library Science student at Sam Houston State University.Beth is the author of Big Fat Disaster (Merit Press/F+W Media, March 2014); Courage in Patience (Kunati Books, 2008); and Hope in Patience(WestSide Books, 2010). Hope in Patience was named a 2011 YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers. Truth in Patience, which rounds outThe Patience Trilogy, is as yet unpublished. The Patience Trilogy has been revised and is available for acquisition!

Beth has a following in the young adult literature world and also among survivors of sexual abuse because of her work with victims’ advocacy groups. She has been the keynote speaker at the National Crime Victims’ Week Commemoration Ceremony at the Hall of State in Dallas, Texas and a presenter for Greater Texas Community Partners, where she addressed a group of social workers and foster children on the subject of “Hope”.

Beth is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, like Ashley in The Patience Trilogy, and the day-to-day manager of an eating disorder much like Colby’s in Big Fat Disaster. These life experiences give her a unique perspective, and she writes her characters’ stories in a way meant to inspire hope.

Beth lives with her family in the woods of East Texas.
You can find Beth online at http:www.bethfehlbaumbooks.comon Facebook, and on https://twitter.com/bethfehlbaum


Giveaway
http://www.booknerdtours.com/2014/nerd-blast-big-fat-disaster.html

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Risk of a Lifetime : Review

Risk of a Lifetime
by Claudia Shelton
Blurb 
Three years ago, Marcy Bradley let the man she loved go so he could follow his career dream of being an FBI agent. She sent divorce papers. He signed. She never filed them. Injured during his last assignment, FBI Special Agent Jean Bernard—JB—Bradley questions the integrity of his fellow agents. A few days recuperation back in his hometown will give him the perspective he needs. The added bonus is it’ll give him time to convince his ex-wife to come back to him, despite his life of risk. But when Marcy experiences a slew of unexplained accidents, JB realizes he brought the danger to her doorstep. With a killer after them, Marcy and JB run for their lives, escaping to a lakeside cabin. Their love is rekindled, and JB realizes they’re still married, but will there be time for their passion amidst the explosions and gunshots?

Marcy gave up the man she loves so he could live his dream of being a FBI agent. She filed for divorce he signed the papers but she never finished filing them. Recently being hurt JB goes back home for a few days after three years. He is here to figure things out about some of his fellow agents and to see if Marcy will give him another chance. However it seems trouble has followed him and Marcy may be in danger. Someone wants JD to pay and it may be with both their lives. As they try to stay alive they both see they still love each other. The just have to get past this to see if they can have a future.

Packed full of danger and a past love this was a joy to read. Marcy never wanted to be married to a cop as she lost her father in the line of duty. She tried everything thing to get JB to do something else and when that failed she told him she wanted a divorce. She kept a secret from him and worries about the truth when it comes out. Even when she is in danger she still doesn't want someone to control her actions. She will do anything to try thins again with JB. She just has to clear her past out of her head. JB is a great agent and cop. He believes in doing tings the right way and hates crooked agents. He loves Marcy and wants her back. He worries he will scare her off. I love how he kept tabs on her over the years. There is danger all around and I think the author done great job with the who it is and why. I never saw it coming and liked the twist the book took. If you like a story of rekindled love, action and a mystery be sure to check this one out.

4 out of 5 Stars

Her Desert Treasure : Review

Her Desert Treasure
by Larie Brannick
Blurb 
Inheriting her grandfather’s ranch is the perfect opportunity for Meg Reynolds to begin again. The land is her only chance to hold onto the last bit of family she had. But Jake Matthews has other plans. He says her grandfather wanted a horse refuge on the land, and despite the heat blazing between them, Jake will do whatever it takes to get what he wants.

What Jake realizes he wants is Meg, but someone’s threatening her and seems willing to kill her for her land. Meg doesn’t know who she can trust. When she’s kidnapped, it’s up to Jake to help rescue her before he loses the chance to tell her that he cares more for her than the land that stands between them…

Meg has returned home after her grandfather died. She is ready to stat her life over and this is the perfect place to do so. She wants to do what her grandfather always wanted and to make something of her self. She has a problem when someone else claims to have been granted the land and now that person doesn't seem to be willing to take no for an answer. She meets Jake and while she doesn't trust him at first she can't help but fall for the handsome vet. Someone is after Meg and it may take Jake's help to put a stop to them. They have to figure out who it is and fast. They also have to deal with a woman who wants Jake for her own and jus when their relationship is getting started.

I have to say I love Jake from the start. Even when he seemed all moody at first I couldn't wait to find out more about him. Meg has had a lot of problems and a bad relationship in the past. She doesn't want any man to tell her what to do and at times she lets it go to far being independent. I love Jake's family and how the interact with him even if his mom wants him settled down quickly. Meg and Jake do fall quickly for each other but they make a great couple. While I didn't know why the land was so important I did have a guess on who the bad guy was. I just didn't see how far he was willing to go and all he had done. This was a thrilling read that had some hot scenes, love, danger and even a few laughs.

4 out of 5 Stars

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Forever Blog Tour : Review & Giveaway

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

Forever
Time for Love #1
By: Miranda P. Charles

Blurb
Rebecca Andrews knew she was lucky to be hired as a private nurse for an elderly lady who was going on a one-month trip aboard a luxury cruise ship. But there was one big problem. The client was the grandmother of her ex-boyfriend--the guy she was still in love with; the guy who didn't love her back.

Zach Carmichael couldn't say no to his grandmother's plea to join her on a month-long cruise for her eightieth birthday. But he didn't expect his spritely gran to bring two private nurses with her. One of them happened to be the woman who broke his heart--the one he believed lied to him about her feelings.

Aboard a luxury liner, their passion for each other flared again. Was it just a temporary flame brought about by the romance of being in a cruise? How could they give love another chance when they were both afraid to put their hearts back on the line?

My Review
Rebecca wants to go on the cruise with one of her elderly clients to help her out but she isn't looking forward to seeing the man who broke her heart. Rebecca and Zach dated in secret months ago and now she will have to see him as he is the clients grandson. She decides it will do her god to get him out of her head so she agrees to go. Zach loved Rebecca but couldn't trust her enough tot tell her. He then hears stories about her and now he doesn't know whether to believe she did love him or if she is a gold digger. On the cruise they begin to work some things out but some people can't stop telling lies. Can they move past what others are saying, get to the bottom of the truth and learn to trust and love each other again.

 really liked this story as right away you see the bond Rebecca has with her friends and the pact they all made. She is a very caring person and would risk getting her heart broke again to help a client she loves. She gave her heart to Zach and he broke it months ago. She is afraid he will break her heart but she is willing to give him another chance. Zach is a hard working guy who loves his grandmother and cares for Rebecca. He has issues trusting and believing her. At times he pulls her to him then he is pushing her away. While I can understand why he would have those thoughts he did at times get on my nerves. I wanted him to quit listening to others and open his eyes. It was nice to see him get jealous a few times. The story has several very hot scenes and I enjoyed most of the characters except Phillip he just gave me the creeps. I look forward to reading more about Sarah and more books by this author.

4 out of 5 Stars

Buy Links
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J4S6YWC

B&N Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/forever-miranda-p-charles/1118942235?ean=2940149538980&itm=1&usri=miranda+p+charles

Apple iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id840129965

GooglePlay: http://play.google.com/store/books/details/Miranda_P_Charles_Forever?id=wckeAwAAQBAJ

All Romance Ebooks: http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-forever-1457721-149.html

Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/421239


Author Info
Ever since I was a young teenager, I have loved reading romance novels. My auntie used to send me boxes of her books and I would devour them one after another.

Every so often, I would read a mystery or a suspense or a paranormal novel as I love those genres too. But romance is still my favourite. :)

For many years, I wrote technical and non-fiction materials for professional use and had only dreamt about writing a novel. Then, one day, after a period of binge-reading sexy romances, I decided to sit in front of my computer and start writing my first fiction book. The result? My debut novel Will To Love, the first in the hot and sexy Lifestyle by Design series. After that, I knew that I would love to tell more beautiful love stories through my books.

I live in Sydney, Australia with my amazing husband who lovingly cheers me on in my journey as a novelist.

Author Links
Website: http://mirandapcharles.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/MirandaPCharles
Twitter: http://twitter.com/MirandaPCharles
 
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Stroke of Love Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway

Hi everyone! I have a stop on the Stroke of Love blog tour today. There is a review of the book and a giveaway for you all.
 
Stroke of Love
The Remington’s Series Book Two
By: Melissa Foster

Blurb
Kate Parello runs a volunteer program in Belize for Artists for International Aid, where she deals with self-centered artists who use the program as a means to repair their marred reputations. She loves the country, the people, and what AIA stands for, but too many diva volunteers have turned her off to press-seeking celebrities altogether and left her questioning the value of the volunteer program. When she meets incredibly handsome and charming Sage, he stirs emotions she hasn’t felt for ages, even though he represents the things she despises.

Laid-back artist Sage Remington escapes his wealthy lifestyle in the Big Apple for a two-week journey of self-discovery to figure out how a guy who has so much can feel so empty. When he meets ultra-organized Kate, who lives her life the way he's always dreamed of living his, the attraction is too hot to ignore, but Sage is there to figure out what’s missing in his life, not to find a woman.

Every look, and every late-night chat in the romantic jungle brings them closer together, but Sage can barely think past stripping away Kate’s misconceptions about him. Kate fights him every step of the way—even though she finds it hard to ignore the strikingly handsome, generous-to-a-fault artist who wants to do nothing more than right the wrongs of the world—and love her to the ends of the earth.
 
My Review
 Sage is tired of donating money to causes and really wants to do some hands on work and not just signing a check. He is a wonderful artist but he is tired of living in New York. He feels like his life is missing something and it is only after he goes to Belize and meets Kate that he knows what is missing. Kate works hard and loves to help others. While she loves helping people she is tired of celebrities just coming in to get publicity. She has a hard time trusting them and Sage makes her see they aren't all like that. While they work together and she listens to Sage's ideas she just has to learn to open up her heart and learn to take a chance.
 
Sage is a sweet caring guy who is very talented. He wants to do good for people and not to gain publicity. He actually wants to help. He works hard and if he had a downfall I would say it's that he gets so involved in his own world other people disappear, but he does try to change that. Kate has trouble with some changes and she has trouble trusting some people. She is very passionate about helping others who are less fortunate and she really believes in giving people joy. She is smart and at times can be afraid to take chances. I liked both of these character very much.
 
I believe I could read any book by this author and love it. She has a way of making her characters seem so real you feel as if you really know them and you can't wait to read more about them. Sage's story is simply amazing as you get to see just what a fantastic guy he is. Not only does he want to do good he also knows when to admit he has faults. He is attracted to Kate from the start but doesn't try to take advantage and is more about showing her he isn't like others. They both clearly fall for each other quickly. This book to me was more about Kate learning to take chances and take help where she can. For Sage it is about showing him how he can do good. I love the setting of this book and seeing more of some of the characters I already know and love. The only ones I didn't like where the celebs and how they acted. I also have to say I love Lucy and hope he author considers making her her own happily ever after.
 
4 out of 5 Stars
 
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Author Info
"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.

Author Links
Twitter: @Melissa_Foster
My social network for women: http://www.TheWomensNest.com
World Literary Café: http://www.worldliterarycafe.com
Facebook Melissa Foster: http://www.facebook.com/MelissaFosterAuthor (Fanpage)

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Opposites/ The Library Blog Tour : Reviews & Giveaway

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Hi everyone! I have a stop on the Opposites/ The Library blog tour today. There is a review of both books and a giveaway for you all.
 
Blurb
OPPOSITES:
In the year 2081 our planet survived global warming of an apocalyptic scale. When the dust settled and the water receded Dr. Anthony Smith, one of only a few hundred survivors of GWI, started society anew. Having come to the conclusion that injudicious breeding played a huge role in the destruction of Earth as we knew it in the twenty first century, he worked closely with other survivors to isolate the Dionysus gene. This gene has the ability to manipulate human DNA to ensure that all male children be born gay, and all female children be born lesbians. A new society is born.

In the year 2300 Dr. Smith’s descendants are ushering in the twenty fourth century having maintained control of the government that still rules society. Twins Aiya and Aiyan are preparing to meet their matches and take control of House Gaeland, the current ruling House. But not everything is as it seems.

Love is Love.. it knows no gender and doesn’t conform to restrictions and boundaries. Aiyan has found his soul mate in Kaden, the prince of House Devi that he is matched with and eventually marries. But when the person Aiya falls in love with tests the boundaries put in place after GWI, all hell breaks loose. And in the midst of one secret unraveling, another will emerge. There is a growing anomaly that threatens to destroy over two hundred years of progression. This anomaly is known as Opposites.

*WARNING* Opposites is a majorly M/M New Adult novel that contains explicit sexual content and relationships between gay, lesbian and straight couples.
 
My Review
 In this new world everyone is married to someone of the same sex. Oppossite pairings are forbidden and against the law. Aiya an Aiyan are set to marry their matches and for Aiyan he is set with his dream match. For Aiya she doesn't feel the same way. She likes her match but not in that way. Sawyer a new guy makes her heart race and even when she knows it is forbidden she still wants him. Besides trying to hide their feelings a new danger has rose up and all may be in danger of losing their lives.

I lve the concept of this story. veryone being with someone of the same sex and everyone being testing to see who would make the best children is just so different. There is lots of characters to get to know as you read this book and at first I was a little confused by them all but once I got it all sorted out I was ready to see more of all of them. Aiya and Aiyan have a special connection and that is a connection they share with the ones they love. While Aiya tries to hide her feelings for Sawyer Aiyan is falling more in love with his husband. However not everyone is happy with the way things are going. They plan to tear apart the happy couples and change how the world is run. There is plenty of love scenes in this book so if same sex scenes disturb you this book may not be the book for you. There is plenty of action as well as they have to fight to protect those they love. Jealousy, love and so much more make up this fascinating world and I look forward to reading more about all the couples. If I would change anything it would be to concentrate more on just a few couples but this book was introducing all the characters so it was understandable.

3 out of 5 Stars
 
Blurb
THE LIBRARY (An Opposites Novella)
The Library, an Opposites Novella, by TM Smith
Three gay couples run amuck in this short story where clothing, beds, even four walls are all optional!

Want to know what happened that night in the library?
Cirian and Rian had a fight in the library and Rian ends up naked on the desk, on his back, at Cirian's mercy.

Want to know how far things went with ice cream?
A romantic evening by the fire feeding his husband ice cream leads to a lot more than heavy petting for Aiyan and Kaden.

Want to know what was going on when those birds fled?
Travelling hundreds of miles, battling the rebels and then travelling back to House Gaeland will take it out of you. But when Tanis wants something, he takes it. Raven is about to be bent over a tree!

A Note from the Author: I've taken three scenes from Opposites that were cut short and elaborated on the shenanigans that ensued. I also focused more in the beginning on the relationship between Cirian and Rian, to give readers a chance to know them and their inner workings better.

**Warning, The Library is a novella set in the same world as Opposites. It's an adult dystopian M/M novella that includes consenting and explicit sexual relationships between gay couples**

My Review
This short gives you the insight on the some of the couple you only gets pieces of in Opposites. You get to see just what all went on in the library, how Rian calms Cirian down, a look back to how they became married, fun with ice cream and another special couple shares there love as well.

I really liked this insight to how Rian and Cirian got together and how much they really care for each. I love getting to know Cirian more as in the first book I wasn't sure if I was going to like him much. He never seemed to have a soft side but in The Library you see what really makes him tic. He is a really caring guy and you even get  to see a funny side to him as well. Raven and Tanis shouldn't be together but Tanis will not take no for an answer. Raven can't help but want him back even when he knows it can't be. You really get lots of hot M/M action in this one and it only makes you want more of these characters.

3 Out of 5 Stars

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Author bio:
A military brat born and raised at Ft. Benning Georgia; Smith is an avid reader, reviewer and writer. She now calls Texas home from her small town on the outskirts of the DFW Metroplex. Most days you can find her curled up with her kindle and a good book alongside a glass of something aged and red or a steaming cup of coffee!

At 42 years young, she's decided to enter the next phase of her life by adding the title of "author" to her list of accomplishments that includes single mom of three disturbingly outspoken and decidedly different kids, one of which is Autistic. Smith is and outspoken advocate for Autism and equal rights for the LGBTQ community.

Her Opposites series is based outside the normal parameters of social acceptability, examining a 'what if'... What If to be gay or lesbian were the norm? What if to be straight labeled you as an Opposite and made YOU the Outkast?

Author website: www.ttcbooksandmore.com
 
Giveaway
Terms:
Must be 18 + to Enter

Prizes:
1 winner (International) ~ $20 giftcard winners choice (Amazon or B&N) to be delivered electronically at the time the giveaway ends
1 winner (US only) ~ ebook copies of Opposites and The Library, 2 bookmarks, Opposites book thong and spiral key chain
1 winner (US only) ~ NOH8 tote bag, Celtic Cross necklace, 2 bookmarks and The Library key chain
1 winner (International) ~ ebook copy winners choice Opposites OR The Library, 2 bookmarks
 

 
I Would like to than Book Nerd Tours and T.M. Smith for letting me be part of the tour.

Ignite Blast & Giveaway



Set fire to your passions with heart stopping suspense, adventure, and intrigue from Ignite. Each Ignite title features to-die-for heroes and kick-butt heroines on an emotional roller coaster ride toward love. With new books and new passions exploding every month, every Ignite novel is one you can’t put down until the last page is turned. To find out more about their titles, chat with authors, participate in special events, and to find out what books are coming next, visit the Entangled website, follow them on Twitter, and like their Facebook page.

Today I'm happy to be featuring Ignite's April 14th Releases!!




Her Desert Treasure by Larie Brannick

Special $0.99 Introductory Price!
 

Inheriting her grandfather’s ranch is the perfect opportunity for Meg Reynolds to begin again. The land is her only chance to hold onto the last bit of family she had. But Jake Matthews has other plans. He says her grandfather wanted a horse refuge on the land, and despite the heat blazing between them, Jake will do whatever it takes to get what he wants. What Jake realizes he wants is Meg, but someone’s threatening her and seems willing to kill her for her land. Meg doesn’t know who she can trust. When she’s kidnapped, it’s up to Jake to help rescue her before he loses the chance to tell her that he cares more for her than the land that stands between them…




Risk of a Lifetime by Claudia Shelton

Special $0.99 Introductory Price!

Three years ago, Marcy Bradley let the man she loved go so he could follow his career dream of being an FBI agent. She sent divorce papers. He signed. She never filed them. When a disgruntled client threatens her life, her ex, JB, is all that stands between her and an early grave.

With a killer after them, Marcy and JB run for their lives, escaping to a lakeside cabin. Their love is rekindled, and JB realizes they’re still married, but will there be time for their passion amidst the explosions and gunshots?



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