Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway
{The Point Series}
Olivia Luck

~ Synopsis ~
All my life I followed the rules. I lived under the iron rule of my father and did what was expected of me. Until now. I want to live in the big city. Make new friends. Get a great job. Meet a man that makes me swoon. Fall in love. Sounds straightforward enough, but making my way in a city of six million isn’t as seamless as I'd hoped. And the man is more sour than sweet. Something’s got to give. And this time it won’t be me.

~ Excerpt ~
A piercing cry echoed through the delivery room as the baby came into the world. “It’s a girl,” a nurse cried exuberantly. Exhausted, the child’s mother collapsed onto the stiff white sheets of the hospital mattress while the father watched on in dismay. Despite the joyous occasion, the father’s mood was remarkably dour. Another one? he thought grimly. Neither of his daughters would be able to take his place at the head of his Baptist congregation. There was nothing to it. They would have to have another child. The plan began forming in his mind even as he went through the motions of drumming up a pleased expression. Father had his attention wrapped so tightly around how to get a male heir to carry on his lineage that he almost didn’t notice the flurry of activity teeming around his wife. Something was terribly wrong. His eyes darted to where a nurse placed his daughter in a clear-sided case as activity swarmed around him. Another nurse hooked her arm around his elbow to lead him out of the delivery room and into the hallway. Dimly, he acknowledged her words – bleeding, emergency, infection, surgery. In the waiting area, his escort gently deposited him in a hard plastic chair and then scurried off, promising to return with news. Closing in on two in the morning, he realized the room was nearly empty. His other daughter was at home with one of the parishioners from his church, unbeknownst to the struggle her mother faced. Slumping forward, Father rested his elbows on his knees, dropped his head into his outstretched palms, and waited, silently praying for the life of his wife. Later – he wasn’t sure how much time had passed – the grim-face doctor strode into the waiting room and called his name. “My wife?” he choked to the man clad in dark blue surgical scrubs. “She’s resting comfortably in the recovery room.” “What happened?” Father wasn’t one to tremble, but at this moment, his voice shook. He couldn’t lose her. No other woman was worthy to fulfill the role of his wife. The doctor began a lengthy medical discussion of what had occurred. Most of the terminology passed outside his understanding of medicine, but he was too proud to ask the doctor to explain. He understood one word. “Unfortunately, we had to perform a hysterectomy,” the doctor said gently. “She will never be able to have children again.” A silent fury crept through him at the injustice of the situation. But he could not reveal the full depth of his emotion. He was a respected member of the community; as the pastor, the community called upon him for weddings, funerals, counseling … No, he could not scream at the doctor for butchering his wife’s body. He could not wail because he would never have the son that he’d dreamed of his entire adult life. “Come back and see your wife. We’ll bring your daughter in. She’s doing beautifully. Do you have a name picked out?” the doctor said, reading the pastor’s silence as shock. The pastor cleared his throat. His lips pressed into a taut line. “My wife selects the names for the girls.” He kept his voice to a murmur; afraid any inflection would betray his disbelief and disdain for another girl. Was it so much for a man of faith to want a son to carry on his family name and heritage? He was a pastor, his father was a pastor, his father’s father was a pastor, and so forth. The only way to control who would take over his congregation would be by selecting a husband for one of his daughters. He wasn’t opposed to the notion, but he would prefer to have a son to mold into the ideal successor. Fighting a sigh, the pastor dutifully entered the hospital room where his fatigued wife lay with a bundle of pink blanket on her breast. He moved to her side, making the appropriate cooing noises, and stroked his hand over the child’s wispy blond strands of hair. It wasn’t as if he had no feelings at all for the baby girl. She evoked a sense of pride and a corner of softness in his heart, but she wasn’t what he truly wanted. “What would you like to call her?” His voice sounded rough like sandpaper when he spoke. Thankfully, none of the nurses in the room or his wife took notice, likely assuming his wife’s near-death experience had left him tired and shaken. “Iris,” his wife said resolutely. “My baby girls are my flowers. I already have a Violet and now an Iris.” She gazed at the child with such love and affection, the pastor momentarily wondered if he was looking at this scenario backward. His wife survived the traumatic birth and held their healthy daughter in their arms. What more could he ask for? A son.
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~ About the Author ~
Olivia Luck calls Chicago home. She loves traveling with her husband, baking for her parents, and taking walks with her dog. Olivia started writing when she was eight and paused to dabble in various other pursuits like dance and piano. In the end, she always came back to her pen and notebook. Get in touch with Olivia, she adores emails:

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Release Day Blitz
Epic Lies
{Epic Fail #2}
Trudy Stiles
Release Date: June 29, 2016
DAX ANDERSON has always been the one to keep it all together.
~ His family~
~ His friends~
~ His band~
His heart is huge, but guarded. He’s the best friend. The protector. The shoulder to cry on. But he’s never been able to protect his own heart or himself. Lies from his not-so-distant past have destroyed his outlook on love - until he meets her.
GISELLE ANDREWS is confident and happy, but guarded. She’s learned to overcome many obstacles despite her past. She’s fiercely loyal and loves beyond measure. When she’s reminded of her past and the pain that she lived through, will her perfect world begin to crumble?
What connects Dax and Giselle?
 And will EPIC LIES destroy their future?
EPIC LIES is the second book in the EPIC FAIL series and can be read as a standalone novel.
This series is a spinoff of the FOREVER FAMILY series.
Epic Sins (#1) – November 4, 2015
Garrett Armstrong, the lead guitarist of Epic Fail, womanizer and not so nice guy, leaves a trail of women in his wake. A recent one-night stand wreaks havoc, and turns his present completely upside down. He’s faced with a reality that he never expected. Never wanted.

Samantha Weston can’t escape the black cloud that follows her. She suffered an unspeakable loss as a teenager and has been climbing uphill ever since. As soon as her life starts to become manageable she’s slammed with another tragic event, forcing her to abandon the only thing in life that she cherishes.

A heartbreaking situation throws this unlikely pair together. They’re forced to face things that seem impossible. Can Sam get past the demons that haunt her? Can Garrett accept a fate he swore to avoid at all costs?

Can they conquer the sins that are poised to destroy them or will they become an Epic Fail?

Epic Sins is the first book of the Epic Fail series, a spinoff of The Forever Family series.

Reading The Forever Family series is not required as these are all spin-off/standalone novels, but it may enhance your experience.
Trudy Stiles is a USA Today Bestselling Author, writer of New Adult Romance, mom to two beautiful children, and married to the love of her life. She’s the author of the bestselling Forever Family series including Dear Emily, Dear Tabitha, and Dear Juliet. Epic Sins and Epic Lies are the first books in the Epic Fail series and will continue with at least two more standalone novels, Epic Love and Epic Holiday. She plans to write many more stories about some of the characters you’ve already met, and maybe a few new ones. Emily will get her own story, Sincerely, Emily, to be released in 2017.

She’s also a contributing author to the USA Today Bestselling anthology, F*cking Awkward, a hilarious group of short stories sure to make you cringe, laugh and everything in between. All proceeds from this project benefited The Bookworm Box and its charities.

Trudy is a music junkie and you’ll know that she’s writing when you see her plugged into her laptop with her earbuds in. Her playlist is unique and is a must for her writing sprints.

When she’s not writing, she’s carting her children to their various activities while avoiding any kind of laundry or housework. She also loves to run along the boardwalk of the beautiful New Jersey shore.

She celebrates Wine Wednesday almost every day.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Series Cover Re-Reveals & New Name
Briarwood Academy
Ilsa Madden-Mills

Welcome to Briarwood Academy where love can be a little bad, a lot wicked, and sometimes twisted.

 FOUR RED-HOT BOOKS about the BAD, WICKED and TWISTED characters of Briarwood Academy, featuring a dirty-talking gym owner, a football player, a sexy rock star, and a British bad boy.

ALL BOOKS ARE ON SALE FOR $0.99 and FREE ON Kindle Unlimited!

Very Bad Things (Book #1)
~ Synopsis ~
Leaving behind her mansion and Jimmy Choos, Nora Blakely becomes a girl hell-bent on pushing the limits with alcohol, drugs, and meaningless sex.

Then she meets her soulmate, but he doesn’t want her.

Sexy gym owner Leo Tate has one rule: never fall in love…until Nora shows up with her list of bad things. He resists the pull of their sizzling connection, hung up on their age difference.

Very Wicked Beginnings
(Dovey and Cuba--prequel novella)
~ Synopsis ~
When wicked ballerina Dovey Beckham meets football star Cuba Hudson, she didn’t plan on having her heart shattered into a million pieces. He’s the bad boy with a dark past, and when he falls for Dovey, he knows she can’t be part of his future.

Very Wicked Things
(Dovey and Cuba)  
~ Synopsis ~

Dovey Beckham is a ballerina from the wrong side of the tracks. Cuba "Hollywood" Hudson is a wealthy football player with fast cars and even faster girlfriends.

Their passion is electric, their connection deep, but once in a lifetime kind of love doesn't come easy, especially when dirty money, past sins, and old flames come calling.

Very Twisted Things
(Standalone- Violet and Sebastian)

~ Synopsis ~
Violet St. Johns is a talented violinist hiding out in a Hollywood mansion, struggling to forget the devastation of her parent’s sudden death.

Vital Rejects front man Sebastian Tate sees the elusive girl in the mansion next door playing her violin nude, and they begin an erotic game of spying.

When they finally come face-to-face, sparks fly and clothes comes off. But giving his heart to a girl isn’t Sebastian’s plan; falling for a guy who craves attention isn’t Violet’s.

~ About the Author ~
Wall Street Journal best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap.

She's addicted to all things fantasy, including unicorns and sword-wielding heroes in books. Other fascinations include frothy coffee beverages, dark chocolate, and Instagram.

She has a degree in English and a Master's in Education.

When she's not pecking away on her computer, she shops for cool magnets, paints old furniture, and eats her weight in sushi.
~ Connect with Ilsa ~ 

Find & Order Ilsa’s books on her
 Amazon Author Page here

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The British are HERE!  

Are you ready for Filthy English?

Add to your TBR for a July 11th release here

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Release Day Blitz
Beautifully Decadent
L.A. Fiore 
~ Synopsis ~

Avery Collins has just landed her dream job, pastry chef for the posh-Manhattan restaurant, Clover. Her new boss, Trace Montgomery, even helped with securing her an affordable place to live: a beautifully restored carriage house owned by his friend, Rafe McKenzie—a man that makes her catch her breath and stirs her imagination. Trouble is, he's involved with someone, his father is being released after 25 years in prison and Avery is just his tenant. Exploring the attraction that sizzles whenever they're together would be the icing on the cake, but Avery knows all too well that you can't have everything. Of course, what's cake without icing?

Rafe McKenzie's world shattered at nine when his father Liam—the only parent he knew—was arrested and convicted for armed robbery. Growing up in the system, Rafe managed to survive his childhood and now has a job he enjoys, a house he's restoring and a tight circle of friends. He's even working on reconciling with his dad, both eager to put the past in the past.

Happy for the income a tenant would bring, Rafe agrees to rent his carriage house to Clover's new pastry chef. When Avery Collins pulls up his drive, she's not at all what he's expecting. Funny, sexy and as sweet as her desserts, it doesn't take long for things between them to heat up. Just when it seems as if they'll have their cake and eat it too, the past comes back with deadly intent leaving Rafe to figure out who's pulling the strings before his world shatters again.


~ Links to Buy ~
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~ About the Author ~
L.A. Fiore is the author of several books including: Beautifully Damaged, Waiting for the One and A Glimpse of the Dream. She's also the social secretary for her two children, a tamer of ill-mannered cats, the companion to one awesome dog and married to her best friend. She likes her wine red, her shrimp chilled and her social gatherings small and intimate.

~ Connec with L.A. Fiore ~
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Monday, June 27, 2016

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway
Reckless Hearts
Oak Harbor #2
Melody Grace
Genre: Contemporary RomanceRelease Date: June 27, 2016
~ Synopsis ~
“When you’re ready for a real man to show you what it feels like, you just let me know.”

It should be the offer of a lifetime: sexy craftsman Will Montgomery wants to rock my world, and boy, does he know what to do with his hands – and that filthy, delicious mouth of his…

Only problem is, I don’t believe in relationships. And Will has ‘boyfriend material’ written all over his chiseled, hunky abs. He was supposed to be an impulse fling, but now he’s shown up in Oak Harbor, NC, to put down roots, and he’s determined to make me com…mit.

I’ve been hurt before. Love always ends in tears and tequila, but Will seems different. He’s charming and funny, and did I mention that miraculous mouth of his? Despite all my better judgment, I’m falling. Hard. But can something this good turn out to be true? Or will old scars keep us from building a future together? For the first time ever, maybe I want to be proven wrong...

A sexy, heart-felt stand-alone with a guaranteed happy ending from New York Times bestselling author, Melody Grace!

 ~ Links to Buy ~
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~ Review ~

Another amazing read from Melody Grace! I have fallen in love with an other beachfront town called Oak Harbor and yes the men here are just as hot as the ones from Beachwood Bay.

We met Delilah in Heartbreaker and I was looking forward to her story. Who would have thought that getting locked out of your car could end with you finding the man of your dreams. Strong willed, independent and career driven, that about sums of Delilah until she meets Will and realizes that she may want more.

I must say I did find Will a bit intriguing. I mean who just leaves the life you built behind and starts over in a small town by the coast without even a second thought. Sexy, alluring and patient. He was so amazing with Delilah. He took all of her relationship fears and dispelled them one by one. Melted....I think I did especially after the resurrection of the boat. {You will need to read it to get the meaning}.

I am a huge fan of Melody's writing. It's vivid, inviting and super sexy. This is the 2nd installment in the Oak Harbor Series. You could probably read it as a standalone but then you would be missing out on Finn. {I don't recommend that for one second}. If you small town romances with lots of feels than you should definitely #1click this book.

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"Reckless Hearts is sexy, sweet, and the perfect summer read! Melody Grace has outdone herself!” - Corinne Michaels, USA Today bestselling author

"Sweet, sexy deliciousness. Reckless Hearts had me in a constant swoon! This is a summer must read!" A.L. Jackson, NYT Bestselling Author

See Where it all Began…….

# 0.5 Heartbeats – A Heartbreaker Prequel Story

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~ About the Author ~ 
Melody Grace is the New York Times bestselling author of the Beachwood Bay series. A small-town girl turned SoCal beach lover, after spending her life with her nose in a book, she decided it was time she wrote one herself. She loves steamy romance novels, happily-ever-afters, and lusting after fictional menfolk. She lives in LA with her two kittens, Bucky Barnes and Steve Rogers.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

 Blog Tour Review

Say You'll Stay
Corinne Michaels

Genre: Contemporary Romance
~ Synopsis ~
One word.

It was all he had to do. Instead, he got on that bus and took my heart with him.

That was seventeen years ago.

I moved on. Marriage. Kids. White picket fence. Everything I ever wanted, but my husband betrayed me and I was left once again.

Alone, penniless, and with two boys, I had no choice but to return to Tennessee. He wasn’t supposed to be there. I should’ve been safe. However, fate has a way of stepping in.

This time around, the tables are turned. It’s my decision. Second chances do exist, but I don’t know if we can repair what’s already been broken . . .

** This book is a STANDALONE ** 

 ~ Links to Buy ~
Barnes & Noble

~ Review ~

 I was so looking forward to a new read from Corinne and this book was everything I could have hoped for it to be and more.  Relateable, real and heartfelt.   I am not one who looks at the blurbs before picking up a book.  The cover and the authors name in itself is sometimes enough.  I had no idea what to expect but I can tell you that I was pulled into the story from the beginning and felt all of Presley's heartache, fear and protectiveness for her boys.  A good writer and book will give you the "feels" and never let you go.

Leaving one place where your heart, hopes and dreams were shattered to return to the place where you first had your heart broken isn't something anyone wants to do.  But when circumstances force Presley and the boys to return to the small country town she left 17 years ago she will find that somethings and nothing change.

Upon her return the one person she doesn't expect to find is Zach Hennington.  Can you say smokin' cowboy?  Yes Please!  The whirlwind of emotion that transpires between these to is consuming.  They have a lot of unresolved feelings, baggage and a past to sort out.  Will Presley & Zach sort it all out and find that they should have been all along?  Will a second chance at love be just what they need?  Grab your copy of Say You'll Stay and find out.  You won't be sorry.  This may now be my favorite read from Corinne.

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~ About the Author ~

Corinne Michaels is the USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of The Salvation Series (Beloved, Beholden, Consolation, Conviction & Defenseless). She's an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. Corinne is happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife. After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness.
Both her maternal and paternal grandmothers were librarians, which only intensified her love of reading. After years of writing short stories, she couldn't ignore the call to finish her debut novel, Beloved. Her alpha heroes are broken, beautiful, and will steal your heart.

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