Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A Rose is a Rose is a Rose...

Came across this on another blog yesterday & found it quite interesting!

Cover Reveal - Beauty From Surrender by Georgia Cates

Title: Beauty from Surrender (Beauty #2)
Author: Georgia Cates
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group:  Adult
Cover Designer: Georgia Cates
Expected release: May 30, 2013
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17314410-beauty-from-surrender

Book Description:

The story of Jack Henry and Laurelyn continues...

How do you move on when he’s every song you sing?

After Laurelyn Prescott walks away from the love of her life, she returns to Nashville to pursue the only dream she has left. Determined to find a distraction from the pain of losing Jack Henry, she immerses herself in her music. But with her old life comes old acquaintances and new expectations. When Laurelyn refuses her record producer’s outrageous demands, she finds herself without a career—until an unforeseen opportunity presents itself. From there it’s a rocket ride straight to the top where Laurelyn finds the success she’s always dreamed of. Will it be enough to bring her the happiness she so deserves, or will the absence of Jack Henry leave her wanting more?

Jack Henry McLachlan never expected to fall in love with Laurelyn Prescott—but he did. After he foolishly let her slip through his fingers, he spends three months searching for her, but their reunion doesn’t come easy. The woman he finds isn’t the same one who drifted away without a goodbye. No longer an insecure girl on an Australian adventure, this Laurelyn is a successful musician with a promising career. Her dreams are becoming a reality, and Jack is terrified his American girl won’t have a place for him in her new life. With only a month to convince her otherwise, will it be enough time to make her visualize a life beyond the glitz and glamour, a life that includes him?

About the Author:

Georgia resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent fourteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before deciding to pursue her dream of becoming an author. Despite the struggle, she has no regrets in her decision to try this crazy life. She can honestly say that she’s living the dream.

Author social media links:

Georgia Cates Blog
Georgia Cates on Facebook
Georgia Cates on Twitter

Monday, April 29, 2013

Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway - Arouse by Nina Lane

Title: AROUSE (Spiral of Bliss #1)
Author: Nina Lane
Genre: Contemporary Romance with a very sexy married couple.
Publication Date:  January 2, 2013
Event organized by: Literati Literature Lovers

Purchase Links:

AMAZON: Arouse: A Spiral of Bliss Novel (Book One)  
BARNES & NOBLE available after May 1stGOODREADS: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17204350-arouse 

"One day I'm going to touch you in a thousand different ways and show you how to touch me," he said. 

And he did.

Struggling with a tormented past, undergraduate Olivia Winter once led a practical but isolated life. Then she met Professor Dean West, a brilliant scholar of medieval history who melted Liv's inhibitions and taught her the meaning of both love and erotic pleasure. But after three years of a blissful, lusty marriage, Liv and Dean now face a crisis that threatens everything they believe about each other...and sex might not be enough to save them.

About the Author:

Nina Lane is a multi-published author of elegant, romantic and often raunchy erotica. Her recent release AROUSE is the first book in the Spiral of Bliss series, and her novel THE EROTIC DARK is a #1 Amazon erotica bestseller.

Nina used to write novels under the name Natasha Rostova and has published stories in anthologies such as Best Womens Erotica and Erotic Travel Tales. Her work has been translated into both German and Japanese. In addition to writing, she's an avid reader who loves popcorn and has recently joined a workout boot-camp that is kicking her rear end.

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

My view:

5+ OOOOO-OMG!!!!!

You. Don't. Want. To. Miss. This. Book.

Especially if you're married. Or thinking about getting married. Or never want to get married. Or are just simply curious.

Luckily, I found this book by chance. And it was a delicious accident waiting to happen! I fell head over heels in love with this book and the characters, down to every minute detail. Every spec of happiness, every twinge of sadness, every heartfelt pain, every tear, every smile, and especially every time he called her, “Beauty.”

“Hey beauty.”
“Come here, beauty”, he says. “You need to be kissed.”
Move over Gabriel Emerson. There's a new Professor Hottie in town!
Dean’s seamless combination of Brilliant Professor and Hot Hunk never fails to quicken my blood.
Arouse is a thoughtfully written poignant love story that gives us a peek into what was once a seemingly perfect marriage that is now on the road to falling apart. It’s quite a bit different from the books I’ve been reading lately and maybe that’s just one of the many significant reasons I enjoyed it so much. This story begins a few years into a marriage instead of at the beginning of a courtship. First told from Olivia’s point of view, then later from Dean’s, we journey through the trials and tribulations of their marriage while also being treated to their intimate backstory, brilliantly presented via flashbacks.

It is without a doubt one of my new top favorite books of all time. The writing was contemplative, introspective and emotionally powerful. The characters were genuine and relatable. There were times I wanted to smack Olivia upside the head and scream at Dean, “You idiot! You fool!”

Then there were the times I could literally experience their excruciatingly intense connection. The sincere passion and love Dean had for his wife worked its way right off the page. Olivia’s inner turmoil and confusion was unfeigned as she discovered what Dean withheld from her.

Kelsey was an added bonus. She's exactly the kind of friend Dean and Olivia both needed. No nonsense, tells it like it is, get your s*#t together kind of friend. And I had a feeling she was going to do what she did and I was so happy she did it and that she got the response she was after! Now, aren’t you curious?

And Tyler, well, I wouldn’t mind taking a cooking class with him, but I was a bit annoyed at him because he knew Liv was married. I’ll leave it at that.

Nina Lane wrote the perfectly imperfect love story. He’s her knight in shining armor. She’s his damsel in distress.
“I don’t want you to walk away,” I said.
“Good.” The lines between his eyes eased with relief.
I gripped his wrists, a knot of fear binding my throat. “But you…you might want to go,” I warned.
Darkness flashed in his expression. “Why?”
My eyes stung. I swallowed hard.
“Here be monsters,” I whispered.
A heartbeat of silence, brewing with danger, filled the space between us. Then Dean tightened his hold on me and, with his thumbs, brushed away the tears that spilled down my cheeks.
“Liv,” he said, his voice rough with tenderness, “you don’t have to be afraid.”
“Why not?”
“Because I’ll slay monsters for you.”
I couldn’t put down my Kindle. I stole a glance every chance I could. I couldn’t get enough of Dean and Olivia’s story. And I was rooting for them through it all. The sequel is due to be released very soon and I can’t wait to get my greedy little hands on it. While it didn’t end on an “oh my” cliffhanger, it certainly made me gasp and left me wanting much more. If you’re ready for a read that’s less new adult and more mature adult, then I highly recommend this heartfelt work of art.

(Reviewers Note: I went to three different colleges and teach in a fourth, and NONE of the professors look like this. NONE! If anyone knows where to find one, please let me know.)

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Cover Reveal - Until I Break by M. Leighton

Title: Until I Break
Author: M. Leighton
Publisher: M. Leighton
Release date: May 14, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: Adult
Cover reveal organized by: AToMR Tours
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17667913-until-i-break

Book Description:

Laura Drake is an author.  She writes bestselling paranormal romances that continue to top the charts.  She is sharp.  She is confident.  She is in control.
And she doesn’t exist.

Samantha Jansen is the woman behind the wig, the woman most of the world doesn’t know exists.  She is shy.  She is insecure.  She is nothing like her main character or her alter ego.  She is scarred—deeply scarred—by a past she can’t let go of and a present she can’t make peace with.

Samantha’s dreams are consumed by one man, the broken hero from her books.  Mason Strait is both her wildest fantasy and her most terrifying nightmare.
When Samantha meets Alec Brand, a corporate consultant, it is as though Mason has come to life.  Alec is handsome to a fault, as elegant as he is arrogant, and more intense than any man has a right to be.

Samantha is soon sucked into a world that mirrors the fiction she writes.  Just like her main character, Daire Kirby, Samantha finds herself unable to resist the forbidden lure of Alec.  And just like Daire, she also finds that she is faced with taking a chance on a man who could either set her free or destroy her.

The scale tilts toward destruction when Samantha finds out that Alec is as much a work of fiction as Mason.  And he has scars of his own, scars that could ruin them both.

About the Author:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, M. Leighton, is a native of Ohio. She relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she can be near the water all summer and miss the snow all winter. Possessed of an overactive imagination from early in her childhood, Michelle finally found an acceptable outlet for her fantastical visions: literary fiction. Having written over a dozen novels, these days Michelle enjoys letting her mind wander to more romantic settings with sexy Southern guys, much like the one she married and the ones you'll find in her latest books. When her thoughts aren't roaming in that direction, she'll be riding wild horses, skiing the slopes of Aspen or scuba diving with a hot rock star, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.

Author social media links:

Blog: http://mleightonbooks.blogspot.com
FB: http://www.facebook.com/pages/M-Leighton/189192087759491#!/pages/M-Leighton/189192087759491
GR: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1152263.M_Leighton
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/mleightonbooks
EM: m.leighton.books@gmail.com
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/M.-Leighton/e/B004LL0TAU/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/m-leighton?r=1

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Blog Tour Schedule - Arouse by Nina Lane

Stop by tomorrow at Reading DelightZ to meet and enter the giveaway for Arouse by Nina Lane. Then follow the tour bus as it stops at all of these fabulous blogs.

Tour Schedule

Monday 4/29/13
Scandalicious Book Reviews
Kricket's Chirps
Cruising Susan Reviews
Novel Grounds
The Risque Redhead Reads
Reading DelightZ
Book Reader Chronicles
Tuesday 4/30/13
Island Lovelies
Pezz Rambles
Novel Seduction
Bridger Bitches Book Blog
Mistress of Thickness
Martini Times
Falling in Fall
Tiffany Talks Books

Wednesday 5/1/13
Sugar and Spice Book Reviews
The Little Black Book Blog
Book Boyfriend Reviews
Martini Times Romance Book Reviews
Rude Girl Book Blog
A Bookish Escape
Jessy's Book Club

Thursday 5/2/13
Toot's Book Reviews
Shh Moms Reading
If These Boobs Could Talk
Book Sojourner
CSI: Creative Scene Investigations
As the Pages Turn
Brittany and Bianca Blab Books

Friday 5/3/13
Angie's Dreamy Reads
Wolfel's World of Books
Mary Elizabeth's Crazy Book Obsession
Book Bitches Blog
Reviews by Tammy & Kim

Saturday 5/4/13
Book Crush
Book Fanatic
Vilma's Book Blog
Book Bitches Blog
A Novel Affair [book blog]
A Love Affair With Books
Reality Bites! Let's Get Lost!!

Sunday 5/5/13 
Cocktails and Books
My Secret Romance
So Many Books So Little Time
The Book Bellas
Love Between the Sheets

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Blog Tour Schedule - A Terrible Love by Marata Eros

I'm so excited to be a part of the blog tour for A Terrible Love by Marata Eros.  The tour kicks off on Sunday, April 28, 2013. Be sure to visit these fabulous blogs to find out more about A Terrible Love as well as enter the giveaway!


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Friday, April 26, 2013

Fabulous Friday Finds

Some fabulous Friday finds for your weekend reads. Enjoy!


Ember X (Death Collectors) (Jessica Sorensen)

Love's Second Chance (Second Chances Series) (L.P. Dover)

Shattered Grace (Fallen from Grace) (K Anne Raines)

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A Beautiful Lie (Playing with Fire, #1) (T.E. Sivec)

A Moment (Moments Series, New Adult Romance: Book 1 Marie Hall) (Marie Hall)

The Bet (Rachel Van Dyken)

Broken (This) (J.B. McGee)

Connected (Connections #1) (Kim Karr)

Consequences (Aleatha Romig)

Conspiring (This #2.5) (J.B. McGee)

Damaged (H.M. Ward)

The Final Piece (Maggi Myers)

Game For Love (A Bad Boys of Football Contemporary Romance) (Bella Andre)

Going Under (S. Walden)

iFeel (The Vis Vires Trilogy) (Marissa Carmel)

Locked (The Alpha Group Book One) (Maya Cross)

The Love Game (The Game) (Emma Hart)

Mending (This) (J.B. McGee)

Playing For Keeps (A Neighbor From Hell Series) (R.L. Mathewson)

Promise Me Darkness (Paige Weaver)

Relentless (Shattered Hearts) (Cassia Leo)

Rock the Band (Michelle Valentine)

Rock the Heart (Michelle Valentine)

Seduction and Snacks (Chocolate Lovers #1) (Tara Sivec)

Stuck On You (Cheryl Harper)

That Boy (Jillian Dodd)

Beautiful Bargains

In the Air (The City #1) (Crystal Serowka)

New Releases

Breach (K.I. Lynn)

Breathe Into Me (Amanda Stone)

Crush (Crash) (Nicole Williams)

Dark Endings (Dark Brother Series Book Three) (Bec Botefuhr)

Here With You (A Laurel Heights Novel) (Kate Perry)

Losing Me, Finding You (A New Adult Biker Erotic Romance) (C.M. Stunich)

Love in All the Wrong Places (Love in LA) (Audrey Harte)

The Pearl Trilogy (Arianne Richmonde)

Rock My Bed (Michelle A. Valentine)

Set On Fire  (Yezall Strongheart)

Strings (Hard Rock Harlots) (Kendall Grey)

Twisted Perfection (Abbi Glines)

Waiting on Forever (The Forever Series) (Ashley Wilcox)


Because of You (Playing with Fire, #2) (T.E. Sivec)

Consumed: A Devoured Novel (Emily Snow)

Down London Road (On Dublin Street) (Samantha Young)

The Edge of Always (J.A. Redmerski)

Entwined with You (A CROSSFIRE NOVEL) (Sylvia Day)

Epilogue (The Dark Duet: Book 3) (C.J. Roberts)

Fire Inside: A Chaos Novel (Kristen Ashley)

The Forever of Ella and Micha (Jessica Sorensen)

Gabriel's Redemption (GABRIEL'S INFERNO TRILOGY) (Sylvain Reynard)

The Game Changer: A Novel (J. Sterling)

Losing Hope: A Novel (Colleen Hoover)

One Tiny Lie: A Novel (K.A. Tucker)

The Redemption of Callie & Kayden (Jessica Sorensen)

The Temptation of Lila and Ethan (Ella and Micha) (Jessica Sorensen)

This Girl: A Novel (Colleen Hoover)

Wethering the Storm (Samantha Towle)