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Friday, August 1, 2014

Nero Blog Tour : Review & Giveaway

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

Nero
Made Men #1
By: Sarah Brianne
Released June 27th, 2014

Blurb
Nero is the king of Legacy Prep, living a life of power.
Elle is the school’s punching bag, living a life of fear.
The only good girls Nero knows jump in his bed when he tells them to.
The closest Elle has come to a bad boy like him is in the cafeteria line.
The mob boss gave him orders to find out what she knows.
Her mouth is sealed.

I just want to be a fucking made man.

I’m just a fucking waitress.


My Review 
Nero is the bad boy know one is school messes with. He is from an important family and he finally gets the chance to become more in it. His first job is to find out what a girl knows and has seen. Should be easy when he can get any girl he wants. Elle gets good grades, works hard and just tries to survive high school with her life. She has her goals and those don't include Nero. He does give her the chance to be able to walk the halls and feel safe the first time in a long time. She has trouble trusting him even as she falls for him. Nero didn't expect to fall for Elle but it seems he has. He has a job to finish and it may just finish what they have growing between them.

Nero is tough and not someone you want to mess with. He is used to people doing what he says and he takes control even when you don't want him to. He is also very protective, caring and do anything if he cares for you. He is the bad boy you should be afraid of and if your one of the select few a guy who you would love to have care about you. Elle has had it very rough. She doesn't seem to care what happens to her as long as you don't mess with her friend. She is very loyal and to her friend she is very sweet. She is used to fending for herself and doesn't want anyone butting in on her business. She works hard at work and school and only wants to make it through high school alive. She is used to keeping her mouth shut and it's not easy for her to let people in.

Wow the horror that Elle faces every day is enough to make you cringe for her every day when she has to walk the halls. This goes beyond normal bullying and I felt so sorry for her. However I also had to be proud of her in some ways. She keeps going when most would give u and quit. I like how she doesn't jump into Nero's arms when she gets the offer. She keeps him at a distance and really only begins to let him in when she sees he can protect her and her friend. Nero at first I figured would be a huge jerk. While at times he can be I ended up loving him. He is rough but you soon see it is the way he has to be. As he falls for Elle you see little changes in him. Both change for the better by the end of this book. They both learn to let others in and what it means to really care for someone. They have a long hard road for them. This book was so phenomenal. I loved everything about it. The characters seemed so real you feel as if you are following someones life. I eagerly look forward to more by this author.

5 out of 5 Stars


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Author Bio
Hey! My name is Sarah Brianne and after living for twenty-two years the characters in my head told me enough was enough and I have finally put pen to paper (or is it finger to keyboard?) to tell their stories. Since I was a little girl I have watched every chick flick I could get my hands on, then when I became older I discovered a whole new world of romance novels. To me there is nothing better then a tale of true love and those are the stories that have inspired me to write. Like everything else in my life I have put my own spin on two lovers destined to be together. 

Next to my books my prized possession are my two beautiful fur babies, Kalypso and Khaleesi. I know what you’re thinking, do you pack them in your purse? Yep, right next to my kindle. 

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Jilted Cover Reveal

Hi everyone! I have the cover reveal for Jilted today. I love it and can't wait for you all to see it. First here is some about the book.

Jilted
By: Rachael Johns
Releasing Sept 30th, 2014
Harlequin

Blurb
She'd left him at the altar, but her heart was always his……

After more than ten years away, Australian soap opera star Ellie Hughes returns to the small town of Hope Junction, determined to fly under the radar while caring for her injured godmother, Matilda.

But word spreads fast in the tight-knit community. It isn't long before the people of Hope Junction are gossiping about the real reason for Ellie's visit and why she broke the heart of golden boy Flynn Quartermaine all those years ago.

Soon Ellie and Flynn are thrown back together, forced to deal with the unresolved emotions between them. Because Ellie is not the only one with secrets. Flynn has his own demons to battle, and Matilda is hiding something from her much-loved goddaughter.

When all is uncovered, can the ill-fated lovers overcome the wounds of their past? Or is Flynn destined to be jilted again?


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Author Info
Rachael Johns is an English teacher by trade, a mum 24/7, a supermarket owner, a chronic arachnophobic, and a writer the rest of the time. She rarely sleeps and never irons. She writes contemporary romance for HQN and Carina Press and lives in rural Western Australia with her hyperactive husband and three mostly-gorgeous heroes-in-training. Rachael loves to hear from readers and can be contacted through her website at www.rachaeljohns.com.

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sinful Rewards 1 Blog Tour : Review & Giveaway

Hi everyone! I have a stop on the Sinful Rewards 1 blog tour. There is a review of the book and a giveaway for you all.

Sinful Rewards 1
By: Cynthia Sax
Releasing July 15th, 2014

Blurb 
Belinda “Bee” Carter is a good girl; at least, that’s what she tells herself. And a good girl deserves a nice guy—just like the gorgeous and moody billionaire Nicolas Rainer. He is everything she wants in a man.

Or so she thinks, until she takes a look through her telescope and sees a naked, tattooed man on the balcony across the courtyard. Hawke is mysterious, the bad boy she knows will bring only heartbreak. He has been watching her, and that makes him all the more enticing.

But when a mysterious and anonymous text message dares her to do something bad, she must decide if she is really the good girl she has always claimed to be, or if she’s willing to risk everything for her secret fantasy of being watched.

Is her mystery man the reclusive billionaire with a wild side or the darkly dangerous bad boy?

My Review
Belinda follows the rules and always does the right thing. She wants to land the great job she is applying for and meet a great man. She has her eye on Nicolas Rainer and thinks he is the perfect man for her. That is until she sees her sexy bad boy neighbor naked. Now she is getting text asking her to be naughty and she has to decide if she is going to stay the good girl forever or be the bad girl. She also has to figure who is sending the text Rainer or Hawke.

Belinda doesn't want to end up like her mother. She has big plans and will do anything to stay on the right path. She has the hots for Rainer and wants to be his wife. She isn't looking for a bad buy but mister right. However she has a naughty side no one knows about. She has fantasies she would love to come true but is afraid to let them out.

Having just finished this I so can't wait to read the next part. Things are starting to get good. I liked Hawke more than I did Rainer but that may change in the next book. I love how Belinda seems like the perfect sweet girl but has an inner sexy side she is just learning to let out. She won't do anything to get the job she wants but she does work hard to get it. She goes from no man to having two interested in her and a secret admirer. She has to figure out which one is the secret one and who sent her a gift. This looks to be the start of a great hot series that I look forward to reading. I can't wait to see what all Belinda gets into and how far she lets go.

4 out of 5 Stars


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Author Info
Cynthia Sax lives in a world filled with magic and romance. Although her heroes may not always say, “I love you”, they will do anything for the women they adore. They live passionately. They play hard. They love the same women forever.

Cynthia has loved the same wonderful man forever. Her supportive hubby offers himself up to the joys and pains of research, while they travel the world together, meeting fascinating people and finding inspiration in exotic places such as Istanbul, Bali, and Chicago.Please visit her on the web at www.CynthiaSax.com

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bad Taste In Men Blog Tour : Review & Giveaway

Hi everyone! I have a stop on the Bad Taste In Men blog tour today. There is a review of the book and a giveaway for you all.

Bad Taste in Men
Book Three Clover Park Series
By: Kylie Gilmore
Releasing July 14th, 2014

Blurb
Something's Brewing Between Friends…

Rachel Miller knows opening a café with coffee and pastries will make her struggling bookstore the place to hang out. But when the bank turns her down and her best friend Shane steps in, she vows business will never ruin their friendship.

Gourmet ice-cream maker Shane O’Hare knows food, not women. To sweep Rachel off her feet, he secretly sells his beloved ’67 Shelby Mustang and becomes a partner in her café. And then she sets him up with a friend.

As they build the café together, and Rachel learns what Shane has sacrificed for her, she finds herself falling for him. Now way too much is riding on the success of this business venture—her career, her best friend, and her heart. 

My Review
Rachel knows her bookstore isn't doing to good and she just knows adding a cafe connecting to the bookstore will help it and make her a success. The only problem is the bank has turned her down for a loan. Just when it looks like her dreams are shot her best friend Shane offers to help her by becoming her partner. Shane is in love with Rachel and doesn't think she will ever overcome the just friends. Having a partnership will have them close together and Shane hope to help her get over that and become more. Rachel has had bad taste in men before and not looking to ruin what they have she tries to push him off on others. When she sees what all Shane has done for her and given up she may change her mind.

Rachel is very, very stubborn. She doesn't like to listen to others even when they know best. She has ave her heart away before and they all turned out bad. She is a great friend and will help in any way she can. She is just afraid of love. Shane is sweet, caring and also very stubborn. He will move mountains to give Rachel what she wants. They both are great friends and you can tell they clearly belong together.

This is the second book in this series I have read and I enjoyed it so much. I really enjoyed seeing Rachel and Shane butt heads. Both want things t be a success but Rachel thinks she can do everything herself. Shane tries not to push her but he thinks he knows what is best. Both should take the time to listen to each other but it wouldn't be as entertaining as it was. I liked seeing all the characters I already knew and seeing new ones. Some I liked and some I have to say seemed a little off to me. This is a book that is a page turner and leaves you wanting more. It has friendship, family, love and even some steaminess that made it a joy to read!

4 out of 5 Stars


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Author Info
Kylie Gilmore was lucky enough to discover romance novels at a young age as they were strewn all over the house (thanks, Mom!). She writes quirky, tender romance with a solid dose of humor. Her Clover Park series features the O’Hare brothers, three guys you’d definitely have a drink with and maybe a little more.

Kylie lives in New York with her family, two cats, and a nutso dog. When she’s not writing, wrangling kids, or dutifully taking notes at writing conferences, you can find her flexing her muscles all the way to the high cabinet for her secret chocolate stash.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Happy Pants Cafe Blog Tour : Review & Giveaway

Hi everyone!  I have a stop on the Happy Pants Cafe blog tour today; There is a review of the book and a giveaway.

Happy Pants Cafe
By: Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
Releasing July 2014

Blurb
Do YOU Believe in the Pants?

Each summer, thousands secretly flock to a tiny yet charming hole-in-the-wall known as The Happy Pants Café. And what are they searching for? It’s not coffee. And it’s not pants. It’s true love, and they find it!

So what’s with the quirky name and what, exactly, is the café’s big secret? Harper Branton, a columnist for the San Francisco Tribune, who’d sooner believe in unicorns than in true love, is about to find out. And it’s the perfect story to save her train wreck of a career.

Too bad she’s got competition. He’s sexy, he’s arrogant, and he thinks she’s crazy.(Perhaps a little dangerous, too.) What kind of person doesn’t believe in love? And this coming from a dude!

When these two rivals go head to head, it's more like a WWF smackdown. A shared history binds them in wonderful, terrible ways quickly making their duel about more than just a news story. Will they tear each other apart for the win or end up as two new satisfied Happy Pants customers?

My Review
Harper doesn't believe in true love. She only believes in getting the story she is after. As a columnist her job is on the line if she doesn't get the story behind Happy Pants Cafe. She isn't alone in the hunt for the story another columnist is also trying to get the scoop and he has already almost cost her her job. Austin wants the scoop but he wants Harper more. They have a history and he has never forgot what she did years ago. She left without saying goodbye. Now years later they keep butting heads. The Happy Pants Cafe seems to bring true loves together but these two may be more than even a special cookie can handle.

Austin is a very sexy man. He has plans for his future and he doesn't want to be stuck doing this type of columns. He can be very stubborn, jealous at times and can make you laugh as well. Harper is a facts person. She doesn't believe in nonsense like love. She wants to keep her job. She has a sense of humor some don't get. She can also be very stubborn and has been jealous of Austin for a while.

Whether in anger or lust there always seems to be some kind of heat coming from Harper and Austin. Usually couples in books are opposites or have some in common. Not these two at all. They both seem just a like. What sets one off will set the other off as well. They have the same jobs and while they both want each other something keeps coming between them. There is tons of hilarity in this book. Harper had me laughing several times from pigs to spiders to a whole lot more. I liked the plot of this and all the characters I met while reading it. The back story to the cafe was a very sweet touching one. I look forward to more books in this series as this one makes an amazing start.

4 out of 5 Stars 


Author Info
When San Francisco native, Mimi Jean, went on an adventure as an exchange student to Mexico City, she never imagined the journey would lead to writing Romance. But one Mexican MBA, one sexy Mexican husband, and two rowdy kids later, Mimi would trade in corporate life for vampires, deities, and snarky humor. She continues to hope that her books will inspire a leather pants comeback (for men) and that she might make you laugh when you need it most. She also enjoys interacting with her fans (especially if they’re batshit crazy). You can always find her chatting away on Facebook, Twitter, or saying many naughty words on her show MAN CANDY on Radioslot.com 

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Savannah Sacrifice Blog Tour : Review & Giveaway

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

Savannah Sacrifice
Nymph Series #4
By: Danica Winters
Released June 9th, 2014
Crimson Romance

Blurb
Answers that she must find… A truth that he can’t escape… And ghosts up to no good…

Being a demi-god has its privileges. For the young nymph, Starling Jackson, it means the gift of seduction and more than that—near immortality. Yet, when her life is filled with spirits, immortality may not be all it’s cracked up to be.

With the help of her bodyguard, Jasper Gray, and secret books left to her by her late-mother’s friend, she may have found the answer to all of her problems. First, they must find a way to locate the books in their enemy’s hotbed all while staying safe and most importantly—without falling in love.

In the battles between the head and the heart and enemies and friends, tough decisions must be faced—and sacrifices made.

My Review
Starling is trying her best to get rid of the spirits who haunt her. She is a young nymph who has lost her mother and has to find 3 books that will help her send the ghost away. However to get the books she has to go to a dangerous area with shifters who are out to capture her. the same kind of shifters who killed her mother.  She isn't alone as Jasper has followed her to be her bodyguard. Beside the ghost, shifters a body guard she has feelings for she also has a voodoo queen to deal with.

Starling doesn't ask for help and wants to do this on her own. She is very stubborn. She has a great talent but she lets the spirits following her bother her. I liked her as she isn't one to stand by waiting for someone to save her. Jasper is a very amazing guy. I liked him right away. He cares for Starling but tries to hide it. He has a job to do and he doesn't plan to fail at it. He will do anything to protect Starling.

I enjoyed many parts of this book. I love Starling and Jasper together. Starling even friends a child who is a ghost and while at first I was on the fence on liking her or not that changed my mind. The idea of all the different shifters, plus mythology and ghost plus more had this book packed full of fascinating characters. At first I was a little confused on what was going on but the more I read the more I got what was going on. There is plenty of action and danger. There is also love in this book as well. I would tell anyone who is a paranormal fan looking for a different type of book to try this one.

4 out of 5 Stars

Excerpt
Chapter One

It was a strange feeling to know that she was probably going to die and to not really care. The last year of Starling Jackson’s life had been filled with ghosts, lies, her mother’s murder, and the death of an enemy—a death fraught with dangerous threats. Finally, the time had come to make her stand against her world and the ghosts and enemies who inhabited it, even if that stand cost her the only thing she had left to give: her life.

She walked through the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport and to the baggage claim area where a cluster of people moved in a precarious dance of personalities, the boldest of which pushed to the front of the group while the rest escaped to the far recesses of the room. Starling stood in the middle, pushed back by those struggling for a place at the front and nudged forward to stand as a barrier from the melee by those who hated the entire situation.

Don’t let them push you. You are stronger than this … take control, the familiar voice of the ghost Asclepius echoed in her mind.

“Oh, I’ll take control.” Reaching into her bag, Starling took out her pills and swallowed down a tablet. That made six. Or was it seven pills today? Regardless, it was a new record. There was no doubt the medicine was losing its effect in keeping the spirits at bay. If she didn’t find the Libros Umbrarum books soon, there wouldn’t be any break from the endless whispers and threats of the ghosts that invaded her reality.

I’ll be back … You will have to listen to me soon enough … Asclepius quieted.

“Not if I have my way.”


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Author Info
Danica Winters is a bestselling author of over ten books. She has won multiple awards and is known for writing books that grip readers with their ability to drive emotion through suspense and occasionally a touch of magic. Most recently, Danica was the winner of the 2013 Paranormal Romance Guild’s Book of the Year Award and currently a finalist in the Chanticleer Reviews and Media Paranormal Book of the Year competition for her paranormal romantic suspense novel, Montana Mustangs. 

When she’s not working, she can be found in the wilds of Montana testing her patience while she tries to understand the allure of various crafts (quilting, pottery, and painting are not her thing). She always believes the cup is neither half full nor half empty, but it better be filled with wine.

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My Viking Vampire Cover Reveal


Hi everyone I have the cover reveal for My Viking Vampire today. Before we get to the cover here is some about the book.

My Viking Vampire
Sanctuary, Texas
by Krystal Shannan

Blurb
Bailey Ross’ world is crumbling around her. Her abusive ex, a human, is closing in on her again, and to make matters worse, a new enemy, a djinn, is stalking her. This supernatural being takes great pleasure in human pain, something Bailey has in excess thanks to her ex. If she’s caught by either, she’s as good as dead.

Backed into a corner and desperate to escape, she does something she swore wouldn’t ever be possible again –trusting a man. And he’s a vampire. 

Protection via the sexy vampire Erick Thorson may prove to be a little more than she bargained for. Sparks fly between them and she finds herself agreeing to more than just protection. Though he has promised not to let anyone harm her, the small west Texas town is more than it seems and he may not be able to make good on his vow no matter how hard he tries.

Will Sanctuary be the home Bailey longs for or will she have to die to find out? 


COMING AUGUST 25th!

Meet the Author:
Krystal Shannan goes to sleep every night dreaming of mythical realms with werewolves, vampires, fae, and dragons. Occasional a fabulous, completely human story slips into the mix, but powers and abilities usually crop up without fail, twisting reality into whatever her mind can conceive. 

As a child, her parents encouraged her interests in Ancient Greek and Roman mythology and all things historical and magickal. As an adult the interests only grew. She is a child of Neverland and refuses to ever stop believing in fairies. 

She is guilty of indulging and being a Buffy the Vampire Slayer groupie as well as an Angel fan. For those of you unfamiliar with the world of Joss Whedon, you are missing out! She also makes sure to watch as many action and adventure movies as possible. The more exciting the better. Yippee-Ki-Yay..... If you don't know the end of that phrase, then you probably don't like the same movies. 

She writes stories full of action, snark, magick, and heart-felt emotion. If you are looking for leisurely paced sweet romance, her books are probably not for you. But, for those looking for a magical ride, filled with adventure, passion, and just a hint of humor. Welcome home. 

Krystal Shannan
Putting Magick in Romance one Soul Mate at a Time.
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