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Falling For Owen Blog Tour : Review & Giveaway

Hi everyone! I have a stop on the Falling For Owen blog tour today. there is a review of the book and a giveaway.

Falling for Owen
The McBrides Book Two
By: Jennifer Ryan
Releasing April 15th, 2014

Blurb
The McBrides of Fallbrook return with reformed bad boy Owen. He'll do whatever he must to protect the woman who's captured his heart. Attorney by day, rancher by night Owen McBride conquered his dark past and made it his mission to help the innocent—even at the expense of a personal life. But when a client's abusive ex-husband targets Owen and his gorgeous neighbor Claire gets caught in the crossfire, his feelings turn anything but professional. The mysterious beauty awakens something in him, and he'll move heaven and earth to keep her safe. 

Coffee shop owner Claire Walsh learned the hard way that handsome men aren't to be trusted. Owen may be sexy as hell and determined to take care of her, but she's reluctant to put her heart on the line. His presence in her life puts a target on her back, yet the more time she spends with him, the more she finds she can't help falling for Owen.

My Review
Claire finds herself in harms way when a crazy man mistakes her address for another persons. The man is really after Owen for helping his wife get a divorce and for putting him in jail. While Claire hasn't had the best of luck with good looking men. Her ex husband did her bad and she finds it hard to trust. Owen however makes her rethink her thoughts. Owen has always noticed his neighbor and while he wish the reason for them getting to know each was better he jumps at the chance to know her. Even while a crazy person is out to harm Claire they begin to fall in love.

Claire is starting her life over and is doing a good job at it. She has a wonderful shop and is slowly beginning to get her house in shape. She doesn't like to depend on a man to do things for her. While she is slow to trust she does start to let her guard down for Owen. I like how she is a hard worker and she remembers the little things about those around her. Owen is  sexy lawyer who thinks he has done a few bad things in is past. However he is a sweetheart and very protective of those he cares about. If he has a fault I would say it is he is blind sometimes to those close to him and doesn't see the bad in them.

I have to say this book has the perfect title. It isn't hard at all to fall for Owen and anyone who reads this book will do so. With danger, love, caring and so much more I really hated to see it end. Claire and Owen are a perfect match and I love seeing them together. They have a lot to deal with and it could have easily tore them apart but instead it pushes them together. There is the hot scenes that are perfectly placed in the book and only add to the delight that this book is. It is the little things I noticed in this book that made it so great and show the author truly cares about her characters. From the cat that just has to stand around to make sure things are ok to the details about the shop and houses a lot of thought and love went into this book. There is the element of danger and while I did figure out what was going on I was still surprised by how far the bad guy was willing to go. I fell in love with not just Owen but all the characters. I can't wait to see more of these people and I am now a huge fan of this authors.

5 out of 5 Stars

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JENNIFER RYAN, author of The Hunted Series, writes romantic suspense and contemporary small-town romances. 

Jennifer lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three children. When she isn’t writing a book, she’s reading one. Her obsession with both is often revealed in the state of her home, and how late dinner is to the table. When she finally leaves those fictional worlds, you’ll find her in the garden, playing in the dirt and daydreaming about people who live only in her head, until she puts them on paper. 

Please visit her website at www.jennifer-ryan.com for information about upcoming releases.

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Laugh Blog Tour : Review & Giveaway

Hi everyone! I have a stop on the Laugh blog tour today. There is a review and a giveaway for ou all.

Laugh: 
The Burnside Series by Mary Ann Rivers
Loveswept
May 6th, 2014

Blurb
Mary Ann Rivers continues her Burnside family series—perfect for readers of Kristan Higgins, Jill Shalvis, and Ruthie Knox—as two people try to share their hearts without losing their cool.

Dr. Sam Burnside is convinced that volunteering at an urban green-space farm in Lakefield, Ohio, is a waste of time—especially with his new health clinic about to open. He only goes to mollify his partner, suspecting she wants him to lighten up. Then Sam catches sight of Nina Paz, a woman who gives off more heat than a scorcher in July. Her easy smile and flirty, sizzling wit has him forgetting his infamous need for control.

Widowed when her husband was killed in Afghanistan, Nina has learned that life exists to take chances. As the daughter of migrant workers turned organic farmers, she’s built an exciting and successful business by valuing new opportunities and working hard to take care of her own. But when Sam pushes for a relationship that goes beyond their hotter-than-fire escapades, Nina ignores her own hard-won wisdom. She isn’t ready for a man who needs saving—even if her heart compels her to take the greatest risk of all: love.

My Review
Sam doesn't want to but he volunteers at a farm to help him lighten up and release some some stress. He only does it to keep his partner quiet. Once he sets eyes on Nina that all changes. She makes him rethink things and she gets him to let go of his control. He has been hiding problems for years and constantly holding it together for everyone. He finds with Nina he can be his true self. Nina is a widow who has worked hard to get her farm going. She has a few problems of her own in her past and is afraid at times to take another chance. Sam needs her and she needs him they both just have to see they are truly perfect for each other.

I liked the first book n this series but wasn't sure ow I would like Sam. He always seemed to be bossing people around to me in the first book. In this one we see another side of him. A side that needs people but really doesn't know how to say it at times. The man who is sexy but also at times you really just want to hug. He really got my heart when he wrote letters to his sister but was afraid to send them. He would really open up to her. Nina I liked her but I wouldn't say I loved her. She was nice but some reason I just couldn't connect with her. This is a heart wrenching and heartwarming story all in one. Both Nina and Sam have to open up about past losses and learn they really love each other. I love all the side characters and look forward to the next story. I fell for Sam in this one and sure the next family member has a wonderful story as well.

4 out of 5 Stars

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Mary Ann Rivers was an English and music major and went on to earn her MFA in creative writing, publishing poetry in journals and leading creative-writing workshops for at-risk youth. While training for her day job as a nurse practitioner, she rediscovered romance on the bedside tables of her favorite patients. Now she writes smart and emotional contemporary romance, imagining stories featuring the heroes and heroines just ahead of her in the coffee line. Mary Ann Rivers lives in the Midwest with her handsome professor husband and their imaginative school-aged son.

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Secrets of the Unaltered Blog Tour: Promo & Giveaway

Hi everyone! Today I have a stop on the Secrets of the Unaltered. there is a promo and a giveaway for you all.

Secrets of the Unaltered
Confederation Chronicles Book Two
By: Leti Del Mar

Blurb
The fate of the entire Confederation rests on their shoulders. 

Only they have what it takes to uncover the secrets that have imprisoned their land, but can they survive a truth more disturbing than they ever imagined?

Rose and Flynn have left the Land of the Unaltered on a mission to discover the truth behind who created the genetically engineered super army and stop it before the Rebellion is doomed. Time is ticking, but soon capital life begins to pull them in different directions. Flynn struggles to fit in with the self-indulgent and fashion obsessed populous while the expectations of Rose’s influential family tests their fragile and newly formed relationship. Will they let the capital pull them apart? 

Everyone is counting on them, but in this time of discord, can they count on each other?

Secrets of the Unaltered is a Young Adult Dystopian Romance and is the second installment of The Confederation Chronicles.

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Leti Del Mar lives in sunny Southern California with her husband, daughter and abnormally large cat. When she is not writing, reading, or blogging, she teaches Biology and Algebra to teenagers. Leti is also a classic film buff, is passionate about Art History and loves to travel.

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Covet Release Blast & Giveaways


Covets have all the sexiness, emotion, and happily ever after that readers have come to expect and love from Entangled. They are firmly grounded in the contemporary world, but each novel brings in supernatural twists, breaking the contemporary and paranormal rules, alike. To find out more about their titles, chat with authors, participate in special events, and to find out what books you’ll be coveting next, visit the Entangled website, follow them on Twitter, LIKE their Facebook page, and join the Book Club.


Today I'm happy to be featuring Covet's April releases:



Don't Blackmail the Vampire by Tiffany Allee

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Charles Kane has found the perfect way to trap the man threatening his brother's wife: befriend him, get invited along on the skiing trip, and then search for incriminating evidence. How much better that audacious but adorable Rachel has her own vendetta against the bastard, and is just as eager to nail him to the wall. As far as Charles is concerned, there's nothing wrong with a little blackmail between two consenting adults. Especially when it's time for Rachel to pay up.



Stop Dragon My Heart Around by Susannah Scott

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Leo denies his lust for Tee, Vegas’s favorite casino host, because she doesn’t bear his dragon mark and without that true soulmate, he will lose his dragon form. But when Tee's identity is challenged, Leo’s protective instincts kick in. Can he give up his dragon form for the woman he loves—even if it means shortening his life? Or has Tee had enough of having her heart dragged around?



Trusting An Angel

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Isadora secretly longs for her boss Zerach’s attention, but her scarred body and his playboy ways keep her from acting on her feelings. When Zerach helps her fend off an unwanted advance, she sees him in a new light and can't help but wonder if he shares her feelings. When a demon starts stalking Isadora, Zerach, an archangel with a mission to protect humans from demons, will stop at nothing to protect her. Now he risks not only losing the woman he loves, but also losing his wings.

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Edge Release Blast & Giveaways


Edge, a digital-first single-title romance line from Entangled Publishing, takes its lead from their popular Select imprint but gives its novels an edge in the marketplace by bringing great stories to readers at reasonable prices in a quick-and-easy way. Whether sexy or sweet, traditional romance or love and lust with a women’s fiction bent, at the center of every Edge book is heart. From Urban Fantasy to Contemporary Romance to Science Fiction Romance, Edge has a book for all romance readers—and right at their fingertips! As they say, all’s fair in love and war. 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 Edge's April 28th releases!!



Night Child by Lisa Kessler
Night #4

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Issa is one of the original Night Walkers, a proud protector of the mortal world. Now, when the key to the survival of the entire Night Walker race rests on protecting an unborn child, Issa is the only immortal strong enough to defend Muriah and the prophecy. But Muriah’s headstrong spirit and soulful eyes awaken feelings in him that are best left buried. When the Egyptian God of Chaos sstrikes, Muriah and Issa must find the lost scrolls to trap him. But as the battle between love and chaos ensues, sacrifices must be made…


Call of the Siren by Rosalie Lario
Demons of the Infernum #4 

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Siren-demon hybrid bounty hunter Dagan Meyers swore he'd never settle down. Tying himself to one woman is so not his bag. Until he meets the gorgeous angel Lina, and can’t think of being with anybody BUT her. The last thing Lina wants is to develop feelings for the smooth-talking man she knows will eventually leave her. But as they battle a growing darkness—a powerful dark fae who’s harnessed untold power—Dagan and Lina find that love may be their greatest weapon against the evil that threatens to destroy them all.



Angel Kin by Tricia Skinner
Angel Assassins #1

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When a beautiful woman comes to The Bound Ones, half-angel assassin Cain is immediately drawn to her. But when Katie fingers him as the killer, he can come to only one conclusion. His twin, who he thought was dead, is very much alive…and sending him a message. Unfortunately, that message is: “You’re next.” Now, with Katie’s life in his hands, Cain must fight to keep them both alive. But Abel has just one goal: destroy his brother, starting with the woman he’s falling in love with.



Just A Kiss by Ally Broadfield

Novella Only $0.99!


Charlotte Lightwood has one season to find a husband or she'll be forced to marry her guardian's loathsome cousin. With no title or dowry, she doesn't have much hope of making a good match. Sebastian Wilkinson, the Earl of Marley, has been the most eligible bachelor on the marriage mart for more years than he cares to count and is very aware of his duty to marry a woman who will add to the wealth and stature of his title. Sebastian makes Charlotte an offer she can't refuse: he will pretend to court her to help her attract more suitors in exchange for her advice about which ladies he should pursue. As they work together, their mutual attraction grows. When they realize they just might be perfect for one another, they must decide whether to bow to the dictates of society or follow their hearts.



The Demon Lord by Paula Altenburg
Demon Outlaws #2.5

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The Demon Lord has conquered the mortal world and sampled its pleasures. Now all he needs is to conquer the goddess who is meant to complete him. The goddess Allia, however, has other plans. She is sent by her immortal sisters to win the heart of the Demon Lord and make him her slave but soon discovers that the Demon Lord’s heart is not easily given, and that in order to win it, she must sacrifice her own.

Night Child : Review


Night Child (Night #3)
by Lisa Kessler
Blurb
A psychic gift... 

Muriah La Deaux's latest job requires her to locate an ancient codex detailing a prophecy of an immortal birth. But before she can deliver it, her client is brutally murdered. Now a man with chaos in his eyes wants the codex she's hiding.

An immortal child... 

Issa is one of the original Night Walkers, a proud protector of the mortal world. Now, when the survival of his entire race rests on protecting an unborn child, Issa is the only immortal strong enough to protect Muriah on a risky mission--locate the lost scrolls that will trap their foe--but his tenuous grasp on his sanity is slipping. 

The ultimate sacrifice... 

Muriah's headstrong spirit awakens feelings in Issa that are best left buried. But as the battle between love and chaos ensues, sacrifices must be made..

My Review
Muriah knows more is in the world than just humans. She has been hunting for an ancient codex for a client when the client ends up dead. A stranger appears at her door looking for the same thing. Issa is one of the original night walkers and hasn't wanted a woman in a long time. He had his heart broken a long time ago and never thought he would find someone special again. Issa must protect an unborn child and figure the codex out if he is to save the world. Muriah is needed to find missing scrolls and Issa is the only one to protect her. While he never thought to Muriah opens up feelings in him and he will do anything to protect her and save the world.

Issa seems like such a hard person or Night Walker I should say. He doesn't let people get close and everything seems to go to pieces around him. That is just the surface. Issa is a very caring and thoughtful guy when with Muriah. She brings out the best in him. He is also a kick butt guy who isn't afraid to fight. Not to mention sexy and while in another form simply beautiful. Muriah should be scared and while at times she is she still will do anything to help out. She has a gift her self and is very smart. She will do anything she can to help Issa even when it puts her in danger. I have enjoyed all the characters but I really love these two.

This is a wonderful addition to this series. I love how it all ends. From the start Issa had my attention and the more I read the more I fell for him. I love how he is al dark and deadly one minute then thinking about red slippers the next. It really shows all sides to him. He tries his best to do what needs to be done but he also makes sure Muriah has some wonderful memories. If you are a fan of this series you will be delighted by this book. If you haven't read it yet you must try it.

4 out of 5 Stars

East of Ecstasy :Review

East of Ecstasy (Hearts of the Anemoi #4)
by Laura Kaye
Blurb 
Annalise Fallston made peace with postponing her big-city dreams to care for her ill father, but lately she’s been filled with a restlessness not even her beloved painting dispels. Worse, the colors don’t speak to her as they always have, and all her efforts produce dark, foreboding images of a dangerous man and a terrifying future.

Devlin Eston, black-souled son of the evil Anemoi Eurus, is the only one who can thwart his father’s plan to overthrow the Supreme God of Wind and Storms. But first, Dev must master the unstable powers he’s been given. Distrusted and shunned by his own divine family, he never expected to find kindness and passion in the arms of a mortal.

But Devlin’s love puts Annalise in the path of a catastrophic storm, and in the final Armageddon showdown between the Anemoi and Eurus, sacrifices will be made, hearts broken, and lives changed forever…or lost.

My Review
Annalise gave up being a big shot artist to take care of her father. She still pains and lately her paintings have been dark and seem to come to her in strange ways. They show disturbing scenes with a stranger. Devlin is the son of evil Anemoi Eurus an wants to take his father down. He may be the only one who can but he needs help. He has to get his powers under control and convince others he isn't like his father but good. He meets Annalise and the mortal woman awakens thoughts he never thought he would have. She is everything he isn't and he feels he isn't good enough for her. he battle is growing closer and Devlin will need to believe in his self the way Annalise does.

This story was so simply amazing. Annalise is the type who will give up everything for those she loves. She is different and she knows it just not why. She is very gifted and so very sweet at times. Yet she still isn't afraid to jump into danger. Devlin thinks he isn't good enough for anyone a mortal or even immortal people. He has been beaten and treated horrible his whole life. Annalise opens him up to what he really is and what he deserves. I love how great she is for him. Devlin also has to face some of his past actions before he can be trusted. He does so with Annalise at his side. There is a battle coming that Devlin must be center of. The battle is just part of the dark side of this book. I have to say get your tissues ready because one part will break your heart. I didn't see it coming and was shocked. The story has everything you want. A dark broody sexy immortal, a great love, action, heartache and even some wonderful surprises. Fans of the series won't be disappointed. 

4 out of 5 Stars

The Erotic Escapades of a Married Couple Blog Tour : Review & Giveaway

Hi everyone! I have a stop on The Erotic Escapades of a Married Couple blog tor today. There is a review of the book and a giveaway for you all.

The Erotic Escapades of a Married Couple
By: Lynda Bailey

Blurb
Being a settled, married couple doesn’t have to be boring…

Griffin Jensen has it all. He owns a successful advertising agency, has a great kid, beautiful home and the hottest wife known to man. He and Deana make it their mission to fulfill each other’s every erotic fantasy. So why does he feel like something is missing?

Deana Jensen has been head over heels in love with her husband since they first dated in college. Back then, Grif was a player—with both sexes. Deana never considered his bisexual past a threat, but after twelve years of marriage, she fears she’s no longer enough for him. She’ll do whatever it takes to satisfy her husband, but can she share him with another man?

Vance Korbett swore off women years ago when his fiancĂ©e left him at the altar. Now he finds “love” in the arms of different men. It’s simple and easy. Eat. Sleep. Screw. Nothing could be better—other than the marital bliss he sees with his best friends, Deana and Grif. Too 
bad three’s a crowd. Or is it?

Erotic Escapades of a Married Couple is a hot, sexy anthology which includes explicit sex, group sex and M/M sex. It is intended for mature readers only.

My Review
Deana and Grif have a great marriage. They both love each other very much and try their best to keep each other satisfied. Grif has always been a bisexual and that worries Deana that she isn't enough for him. She will do anything to keep him happy. When Vance gets dumped by his boyfriend he thinks it's time to start over somewhere. He is best friends with Grif and Deana. While he swore off women he has always cared for Deana and he has always crushed on Grif. He wants what thy have. When they ask him to join them he faces the chance at a future of happiness, but he has to worry three will be a crowd. The three of them work to figure out a way they can all have a relationship together even when others frown on it.

This is a very hot book with lots of steamy scenes. Some you wouldn't see coming either. Grif and Deana work together to have a great marriage and to keep each ones fantasies alive. They love each other but are very understanding about each ones needs. Vance is already like part of their family and Gif and Deana will do anything to keep from losing him. Even open their bed and home to him. They have wonderful sexual chemistry together but have to work out the other stuff. Jealousy can and does rear it's head a few times as well as people who don't understand or agree with the three having a relationship. They all seem to work together and I think what they have is great. Not just the sexual part but the love part as well. There is a few surprises I wouldn't have saw coming and I liked that. If you like M/M or M/F/M books with great characters you may enjoy this one. It is a quick enjoyable read.

4 out of 5 Stars

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I’ve always loved stories. Especially love stories. Growing up in the Midwest, I’d make up stories to my favorite TV shows – usually westerns.

As I got older, the stories didn’t relent. In fact, they only got stronger, the characters more insistent, until I had no choice but to put it all on paper. It’s become an obsession for me. One that I love.

When not sitting at my computer, I spend my time working as a substitute teacher and fitness instructor. Guess you could say I’m an equal opportunity “persuader” of the young and, ahem, not so young.

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The Resurrection of Aubrey Miller Release Day Blast & Giveaway

Hi everyone! I have the release day blast for The Resurrection of Aubrey Miller today. There is info on the books, teasers and a giveaway for you all.

The Resurrection of Aubrey Miller
By: L.B. Simmons
Releasing April 25th, 2014

Blurb
****NA Contemporary Romance******
Death. 

For some, it’s simply one of life’s certainties, nothing more. For others, it’s merely a fleeting thought, one often overshadowed by the reckless delusion that they have been blessed with the gift of immortality. 

For Aubrey Miller, death is the definition of her very existence. Overcome with the guilt resulting from the loss of her beloved family, she alters her appearance from the once beautiful, blonde-haired, blue-eyed little girl to that of one shrouded in complete darkness, enveloping herself in her own unbreakable fortress of solitude as a form of protection for others.

As she enters her first year of college, her goal is simple: Earn a degree with the least amount of social interaction as possible. What she never anticipates is the formation of very unlikely relationships with two people who will change her life in ways she never believed possible: Quinn Matthews, the boisterous former pageant queen, and Kaeleb McMadden, a childhood friend from her past who never really let her go.

Over the years, as their connections intertwine and grow, a seemingly indestructible bond is formed between the three…

But when death painfully reemerges, Aubrey is lost once again, burying herself deeper than ever before inside the familiar fortification of her fears.

Will the refuge of friendship, the solidarity of life-long bonds, and the power of unconditional love be enough to do the impossible?

Will they be enough to finally bring about…

The Resurrection of Aubrey Miller?

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Excerpt
The memory escapes slowly from its confinement, almost cautiously, before finally freeing itself, rushing my mind so quickly I physically wince in response. The pain it will yield is inevitable and I’m defenseless against it as it begins to replay in my mind:
“I don’t want to go, Kaeleb. I’m scared.” I wipe the endless streams of tears from my cheeks as I search desperately for the relief of comfort from his glistening eyes. But there’s nothing that can help me now. Cold darkness threatens to swallow me as I’m pulled under and barely breathing. I’m dying. Just like my family.
“Bree,” he responds, quickly removing the salty trails of sorrow from his own face. “You have to go. You – ”
“I know. I have no one here.” I sigh. “They’re all…gone.”
Kaeleb nods ever so slightly before pulling me into his arms. Only eight years old, same age as me, yet his hold feels so strong, so secure. I know he doesn’t want to let me go, and as the pretty lady with the rose perfume comes to break us apart, the need for us to grasp onto each other becomes more frantic. She calls for help and as they pry us apart, the tears continue to roll down our cheeks with the knowledge that this will be our last moment together.  We hold as tightly as we can, but are eventually broken apart, our fingers the last to let go as we reach for each other.  
“I love you, Kaeleb,” I whisper to myself as they gently guide me into the back seat of an unknown car. Before they close me in I scream as loudly as I can. “You’re my best friend!”
His eyes meet mine as they shut the door between us. With purpose, he stalks to the car and just as they start the engine, he places his palm flat on the window with his fingers spread as far as they will go. Slamming my hand against the cool glass, I mirror his gesture, knowing this will be the last time I will ever be in the presence of my friend. My best friend.
As we drive away, I watch out the back window as he runs down the street as long as his weary legs can carry him.  They eventually buckle underneath him and his knees hit the ground, unable to keep up any longer.
Throwing my hand against the back window, the car turns the corner and I lose sight of him. Not until he’s gone do I allow myself to surrender to the darkness. I no longer fight for the need to breathe as I let go.  Stepping out of myself, I watch the pretty, blonde-haired, blue-eyed little girl slowly dying as she sinks, spiraling lower and lower, until finally disappearing into the bottomless pit that consumes her.
“Hell-ooooo!” Quinn’s voice filters slowly through the searing pain of my memory, bringing me back into the present where I’m still standing on my bed and the damn poster is still swinging from side-to-side behind me.  But now, instead of the sound barely registering, it’s grating against my eardrums like nails on a chalkboard.

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L.B. Simmons is a graduate of Texas A&M University and holds a degree in Biomedical Science. She has been a practicing Chemist for the last 11 years. She lives with her husband and three daughters in Texas and writes every chance she gets.

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Just One Night Blog Tour Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway

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

JUST ONE NIGHT: Sex, Love and Stiletto Series
Written by Lauren Layne
Published by Loveswept
ISBN: 978-0-34554727-9
On sale: April 22nd, 2014

Blurb
New York’s hottest “sexpert” has been living a lie—and it’s up to one man to keep her honest . . . all night long.

Riley McKenna knows sex – good sex, bad sex, kinky sex…Her articles in Stiletto magazine are consistently the publication’s most scandalous—and the most read. But Riley has a secret…all that sexy talk? Not an ounce of it comes from personal experience. Her own bedroom escapades are more limited than even her best friends know. When her editor requests that all columnists write something more personal for Stiletto’s anniversary issue, Riley turns to the one man she’s always been able to count on and calls in the favor of a lifetime.

Sam Compton would do anything for Riley McKenna. Anything except be her experimental sex toy. He refuses her request. At least until she tells him that it’ll either be him or she’ll go to someone else. And that, Sam can’t accept. Reluctantly he agrees to her terms—one night of completely meaningless sex in the name of research. Riley thinks she’s prepared for what awaits her in Sam’s bed. After ten years of writing about sex, actually doing it shouldn’t be that different, right? So wrong. What starts as “one time only” becomes “just one more time.” And then one more. And before they know it, Riley and Sam learn first-hand that when it comes to love, there’s no such thing as just one night.

My Review
Riley is great at her job. Writing tips for a great sex life. Only problem is she doesn't have a sex life. She has only been with one person and it wasn't anything to write about. Now she has to write a personal article and she knows she needs to have some great sex to write about. She just has to convince the guy she wants to go along with it. Sam has always wanted Riley but never crossed that line. He is like an extra member of her family and doesn't want to ruin that. Plus he doesn't want to be another notch in her bed post. When Riley tells him either he sleeps with her or she finds someone else he steps up. They agree to one night but that may not be enough for two people who have always loved each other.

Riley is a great character. She puts up a good front that she is a sex expert and has guarded her secret closely that she knows nothing about sex. She is a very sexy woman and tries all kinds of tricks to get to Sam. Sam has gave everything up for his dream but is afraid to finish his dream. He is used to being talked down to and is afraid to disappoint the people he caress about. Riley has always been the woman he wants but he made a promise he doesn't like to break.  It shows how much he likes to keep his promises and how much he cares for his friends.

This was a joy to read as Riley and Sam both want each other so bad and Sam keeps fighting it. Riley isn't one to give up and pulls every trick she can to convince him to be with her. Riley's friends are awesome and I loved reading about them as well. Her family is simply amazing. There is tons of sexual tension in this book as one is fighting not to be together and the other is fighting to be together. Even together Riley has to really push Sam to look at what he is doing in his life. She pushes him to do more but for good reasons.I could not stand Sam's mother and hate how she warped him in many ways.  He has to learn to feel better about his self and to really do what he wants. I liked this book and would recommend it to anyone wanting a great story about great people.

4 out of 5 Stars

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Lauren Layne graduated from Santa Clara University with a B.S. in political science that she has yet to put to good use. After dabbling in an e-commerce career in Seattle and Southern California, Layne moved to New York City, where she now writes full-time. She lives with her husband and their plus-size pomeranian in a tiny Manhattan studio.

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Line Drive Blog Tour : Review & Giveaway

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

Line Drive
A Philadelphia Liberty Romance
By: Erin Lindsey Maurer

Blurb
Mattie Duvall is just starting to rediscover his dreams. Signing with the minor league Philadelphia Liberty gives him a second shot at playing professional baseball. What he didn’t expect was to fall for the cider-haired pixie haunting his dreams. Ashlynn Davis isn’t looking for love. She’s busy chasing down her own big dream: finding a way to use her cooking skills to give back to Philadelphia’s less fortunate. The two cannot deny their mutual attraction, or that they’re heading rapidly towards that four letter word they thought they’d never say: LOVE. When secrets from Mattie’s past bubble to the surface, Ashlynn begins to question her position in his life. Can the two put the past behind them in time to race toward a future together? Or is love destined to play second fiddle to big dreams and even bigger secrets?

My Review
Mattie is getting his dream back.He gave up professional baseball years ago to help a sick loved one and to work at the family baker. He loves his job and getting the chance to play baseball again just makes it perfect. He isn't looking for love but he finds he can't resist Ashlynn. Ashlynn isn't looking for love she is living her dream of cooking and hoping to give back to Philadelphia. While they both like each other both have to think about what they want in their future. Mattie has a secret he hasn't revealed and Ashlynn questions whether she can have a future with him.

I really enjoyed this story as Ashlynn seemed like such a sweetheart. She is very thoughtful, can cook and loves thinking of others. Mattie is a great guy as well who has a lot on his shoulders. He cares deeply for Ashlynn but is afraid to tell her his secret/ All the other characters are just as great in this book. This is a wonderful book with love some misunderstandings and two very special people. I love how Ashlynn is willing to walk away to give Mattie what he needs, or at least what she thinks he wants. They have a special bond and I loved reading everything about them. If you like a good romantic story be sure to try this one.

4 out of 5 Stars

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Erin Lindsey Maurer grew up surrounded by stories. She made up stories about well everything and often got caught reading under her covers with a flashlight. Today, she is still cooking up tales, with a spicier spin. Line Drive is the first title in her Philadelphia Liberty series, celebrating the boys of baseball and the women they love. 

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Hold Me In Contempt Blog Tour : Review & Giveaway

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

Hold Me in Contempt
By: Wendy Williams

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Move over 50 Shades, there’s a new romance in town. Superstar Wendy Williams brings on the heat in her first ever, no-holds-barred, down and dirty, romance novel.

Kimberly Kind is trying to get beyond her roots. A successful, beautiful, smart lawyer, she’s finally finding direction in her life and getting out of the streets. But a terrible accident threatens to throw her carefully laid plans off course. Now Kim’s hiding a huge secret… one that could threaten everything.

Enter King. A perfect mix of Justin Timberlake and David Beckham, the man oozes sex and has more swagger than anyone Kim’s ever met. Their chemistry is off the charts. But after passion-filled nights, the intensity of their emotions takes both of them by surprise.

Love was not supposed to be an option. Now it’s the only thing holding them together. When their pasts come back with a vengeance, can love possibly be enough?

My Review
Kimberly Kind is now a smart, successful lawyer who has tried her best to move on from how she grew up and an ex boyfriend. Wile she thinks she has everything going good and is on the right track she is still haunted by her past ans still has problems from an accident. She is trying to hold things together when she meets King. He is unlike any man sh has every been with. They both have secrets and while they seem great for each other they may have trouble come knocking at their doors. Everyone says they shouldn't be together but they seem to love each other even being on opposite sides.

Kimberly at first seems like someone who has it all together. She still deals with what she calls her ghetto family and tries to help out when she thinks she can. The more you read about her and find out you see she has many personal demons that even she doesn't know. I liked her as she is not a perfect character and seemed very real. She does things she never thought she would. King I have to say I did like right away even when he seemed kinda shady. He still treated Kimberly great and did everything he could for her. He is willing to do anything for her no matter what it may cost him.

This is a book you really can't out down because you just have to see what happens next. I loved finding out more about Kimberly and seeing more of her past. Like her you don't see some of the stuff coming and the author is great at slowly revealing things till it all comes out. There is danger and several steamy scenes. It has the perfect combination of everything that makes it a joy to read. I really hope there is a second one as I want more of Kimberly and King.They are really good together even if other people in the book don't think so. The plot and whole story are great and I never had a dull moment reading it. I would recommend to anyone.

4 out of 5 Stars

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Wendy Williams is the host of The Wendy Williams Show and The Wendy Williams Experience, her top-rated daily radio show. Her books include the New York Times bestseller The Wendy Williams Experience, and she writes a weekly column for Life & Style magazine.

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East of Ecstasy Release Blast & Giveaway

We are so excited it's release day for Laura Kaye's EAST OF ECSTASY! EAST OF ECSTASY is the final book in her Hearts of the Anemoi Series. See below for a note from Laura and an excerpt!! East of Ecstasy East of Ecstasy Excerpt: By Laura Kaye You guys! I can’t believe release day for East of Ecstasy is finally here! This is the final book in my Hearts of the Anemoi series, which includes: North of Need, West of Want, and South of Surrender. The Anemoi were wind gods the Greek associated with controlling the wind, weather, and seasons. In East of Ecstasy, hero Devlin Eston is the heir to the East Wind which has long been associated with unluckiness, misfortune, and, thanks to Devlin’s father, even evil. Devlin himself has been the victim of father’s evil, and thereby finds himself an outcast among his own divine family. In this scene, heroine Annalise Fallston—who gets visions that she’s forced to paint in order to quiet them in her mind—sees Devlin for the first time. Here’s what she says: Forcing the chaos in her mind away, Anna dipped her brush into the gray and stepped to the canvas. Motion captured her attention from the corner of her eye. The Dark Man, the subject of her recent paintings, stood in the doorway and leaned against the jamb. Anna jumped and her pulse raced, but this time, anger flooded in instead of fear. “I will deal with you on my own damn terms,” she said, taking a perverse amount of pleasure from putting a figment of her imagination in its place. Because that’s all he was. He didn’t move or speak. Not that he could, since, you know. Figment.Of.Imagination. Anna rolled her eyes, done with being scared and so pissed to have to do this again that she was nearly out of her mind. “I’m doing your damn painting already. So just leave me alone.” She cut her gaze back to the expanse of white, but the desire to see if his image would still be there if she looked again drove her to distraction. Finally, she gave in and…he was still there. Completely still.Blatantly scowling.Totally unfathomable. Was this a vision? Another image she’d have to paint? Her heart tripped into a sprint, and she couldn’t look away from him. Like the compulsion that forced her to paint these images, Anna couldn’t help but return his stare and memorize his masculine features. The sharp angles of his face, the harsh set of his mouth, the dark shadows around his even darker eyes.Black eyes. Blades of black hair hung low over his forehead and just touched the hooded shirt he wore under his short, scuffed leather jacket. He’d crossed his arms over his chest, and the position caused his biceps to bunch up under the worn leather. In fact, everything about him appeared worn—the coat, the threadbare jeans, the scuffed boots. None of it struck her as the kind of shabby chic you could buy in some upscale store for a small fortune, either. The whole effect was rough. Dangerous.Deprived. Deprived? What a strange way of describing him. But as Anna’s gaze swept over him again, the thought stuck. For his height, he seemed thin, with his lean hips, clad in old black jeans, a trim waist, and pronounced cheekbones. Her fingers twitched around the nearly forgotten paintbrush. What would it feel like to cup that harsh face in her hand? Anna gasped and tore her gaze away. She had to blink to pull herself out of the haze of thoughts. Frustration surged through her and tensed the muscles of her shoulders and neck. She didn’t want to be working on another of these paintings as it was, so the last thing she needed was to lose a bunch of time daydreaming. Or would it be daynightmaring? As she stared at the blank canvas, the image of the shackled man behind the prison bars filled her mind’s eye. Definitely the latter. Curiosity pulled her eyes to the left again. The doorway was empty.   So, did you have a favorite line from the excerpt? Thanks for reading! Laura

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About EAST OF ECSTASY: The final chapter in the award-winning and bestselling Hearts of the Anemoi series… She’s the only one who can give him the strength to save them all… Annalise Fallston made peace with postponing her big-city dreams to care for her ill father, but lately she's been filled with a restlessness not even her beloved painting dispels. Worse, the colors don't speak to her as they always have, and all her efforts produce dark, foreboding images of a dangerous man and a terrifying future. Devlin Eston, black-souled son of the evil Anemoi Eurus, is the only one who can thwart his father's plan to overthrow the Supreme God of Wind and Storms. But first, Dev must master the unstable powers he's been given. Distrusted and shunned by his own divine family, he never expected to find kindness and passion in the arms of a mortal. But Devlin's love puts Annalise in the path of a catastrophic storm, and in the final Armageddon showdown between the Anemoi and Eurus, sacrifices will be made, hearts broken, and lives changed forever...or lost.
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  Laura-Kaye-croppedAbout Laura Kaye: Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.
 
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