Thursday, August 29, 2013

Title: Temporary Bliss (Bliss # 1, New Erotic Romance Series)
Author: BJ Harvey
Release Date: August 29, 2013
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17670591-temporary-bliss

Synopsis:

Makenna Lewis cringes at any mention of the word commitment. She doesn’t want or need a relationship, but she does like sex (who doesn't).

That explains Noah, Sean, and Zander, her three 'friends with benefits'. They know the score, they know they're not the only one, and each of them provide her with a different physical need that she craves and enjoys.

Until a late night encounter with the delicious Daniel Winters turns her preconceived notion of no-commitment completely on its head. Soon she finds herself feeling things she vowed never to feel again, and when Daniel pushes for more than she’s willing to give, she falters.

What do you do when something that you’ve known to be so wrong in the past feels so damn right?

If you’re Mac, you run and hide.

But is Daniel the type of man who takes no for an answer?

Excerpt:

We reach the park about fifteen minutes later, our progress hindered by my sky high boots that my feet are now complaining to me about...a lot! Pier Park closed early for the night, scuttling our plans to take a few rides on the Ferris wheel. “Are your feet sore? Do you want to just take a slow walk around the pier?”

“Sounds good, but I’m gonna take these torture devices off my feet,” I say as I find a park bench and sit down, bending over to pull them off.

“Let me.”

He gets down on one knee and holds my ankle, unzipping the boots and sliding the first one off. He then starts rubbing his hands into my feet, kneading them firmly. I can’t stifle the moan that escapes me as I lean back against the bench and enjoy the blissful foot rub I’m currently being given.

“That feels so good,” I groan as he continues his massage. He then turns his attention to my other foot, his touch on my skin so light, yet his heat burns through me in a direct line to my now aching core. This is the most drawn out foreplay I’ve ever experienced, and I almost don’t want it to end.

Once he’s finished, he stands back on his feet, my super pretty boots in one hand while he pulls me up with the other. “Better?” he asks, kissing my temple.

“Much. You better watch out, though. I might have to keep you stashed in the corner of my bedroom as my personal foot massage slave,” I say with a laugh.

His eyes grow dark, full of hunger and desire. “You wouldn’t have to force me to stay in your bedroom, Mac.”

“The idea of it makes me hot,” I reply with a wink.

Author Bio:

I’m 31 years old and live in New Zealand, the most beautiful country in the world. I love reading, and started writing my first novel, Lost in Distraction in December 2012. Before that I’d written business and website articles professionally but never fiction. I love the indie community, authors, bloggers and readers alike and have met so many awesome people that I now call dear friends.

I’m a huge music lover as well. I REALLY love music. If there isn't music playing, something is wrong. And it’s a wide range of music too, I might surprise you with my eclectic tastes.

I'm also a wife, mother of two gorgeous girls and currently working for myself as well as studying full time to become an accountant of all things. I also have a Bachelor of Communications. My author inspirations are Michelle Leighton, Barbara Elsborg and Kristen Ashley.

Author Links:

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/BJ-Harvey/e/B00C7DWYH0/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
GR Author Profile: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6886702.B_J_Harvey
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/bjharveyauthor
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Purchase Links:

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/350886
Amazon: Temporary Bliss

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Release Day Blitz and Giveaway - Two Roads by L.M. Augustine

18071872TITLE: Two Roads
AUTHOR: L.M. Augustine
GENRE: Young Adult
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AMAZON: Two Roads
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SYNOPSIS:

The only person poetry-loving Cali Monroe hates more than herself is Logan Waters, the geeky kid who lives in the dorm building next to hers.

Ever since Cali's parents told her she would amount to nothing, she has felt entirely inadequate. Friendless and alone, she takes on the mean girl role in hopes it will make her feel better--and Logan serves as the perfect target. He infuriates her with his obnoxiously long lashes, his all too perfect dimpled smile, and his complete lack of personality outside of his intelligence. It doesn't hurt that he's part of the reason her brother is dead, either. So Cali hates him, and he returns the favor. Thus, their prank-filled, insult-driven rivalry is born, and torturing Logan quickly becomes the highlight of her life.

But when Cali's parents set them up on a blind date, she begins to realize Logan might not be as boring as she always thought. He shares her love of poetry, takes a sadistic pleasure in making fun of crepes, and he makes her blush when he calls her smile pretty.

And hey, maybe those long lashes of his aren't that obnoxious after all…

Two Roads is New Adult Romance about finding love, standing out, and learning to embrace who you are. It contains some language and mild sexual content.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

L.M. Augustine is a YA romance author who is obsessed with writing about dorky teenagers, love, and happy endings. He currently lives in New England, where he spends far too much time reading books and screaming at his computer, and he believes that the solution to the world’s problems can be found in chocolate cake.

AUTHOR LINKS:

Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAugustineYA
Twitter - https://twitter.com/AuthorAugustine
Goodreads author page - http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6906110.L_M_Augustine
Website - http://authoraugustine.blogspot.com/2013/07/cover-reveal-two-roads-by-me.html

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway - Truth by Aleatha Romig


Synopsis:

Claire Nichols endured the CONSEQUENCES of Anthony Rawlings’ vendetta.

When she first arrived to his home, her goal was survival. Through strength and compartmentalization Claire captivated her captor. Her resilience in the face of his rule threatened Anthony’s well developed plan. Domination became desire and power turned to love.

Their passion and adoration in a world of opulence appeared perfect. Yet, reality was a roller coaster of emotion. Claire’s world teetered on the edge of sanity as Anthony monitored her every move. When given the opportunity to flee, Claire drove away. A fateful decision which set a well laid plan into motion.

However, unbeknownst to either of them, there were others who saw past the perfect facade of Anthony Rawlings. There were others who saw the TRUTH.

Conspiracy and unfulfilled promises result in an early prison release for Claire. Not just a release – a pardon. According to the law, her crime never happened!

Will it be that easy? Faced with freedom from her past... can Claire seize it? Can she build a new life, mend her broken spirit, become the woman she once was, and seek her own revenge? Or is it all a game? And does the game master have different plans?

How does Sophia Burke fit into the puzzle that is Tony and Claire? Will her presence affect the future of this well esteemed man? Can he dominate twice? Is that his goal?

TRUTH continues the tumultuous saga of CONSEQUENCES, introduces new players, and uncovers more intrigue. Aleatha Romig skillfully weaves past transgressions through current deception to create a fervent world of obsessed desire. In this reality can an all-consuming relationship survive?
When buried sins are discovered they threaten not only Tony and Claire’s future -- but their very lives! Will the TRUTH be revealed in time?

Buy Links:

Amazon: Truth (Consequences)

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/truth-aleatha-romig/1113690384?ean=2940015928396

My Two Cents:

5+ Significant Mind-Blowing OOOOO’s

You want the Truth, you know you do!

Desperately seeking the Truth myself, the very second I finished devouring Consequences, I immediately began consuming Truth. Yes, CONSUMED, GULPED, WOLFED DOWN! I was a glutton! But HOLY MINDF*#K! Truth begins with an emotional roller coaster ride that doesn’t ever seem to end. The inevitable twists & turns and additional deceptions will once again keep you wavering on the edge of sanity.

Always expect the unexpected. That pretty much sums up this storyline. You’re already aware that every action has a CONSEQUENCE. Anthony Rawlings has made that perfectly clear!
“In their figurative game of chess, Anthony Rawlings had Claire in check. Every move she made, he countered.”
There are events taking place in this story that you truly don’t see coming! It’s an endless mind trip that leaves your head reeling and spinning in ways you never believed possible.

After completing Consequences, I hated Tony, despised the man with my whole being. There has been no fictional character I could recall up to this point that I’ve loathed as much as him! The despondence I felt for Claire was nearly palpable. The truly talented author manages to evoke reactions so passionately embedded within the reader. Using her gift for incredible storytelling, she reaches from within the book pages and grabs hold of our entire being, arousing our emotions with her carefully chosen words and consistently keeping us on our toes.  I am in awe of Aleatha Romig’s extraordinary writing and her ability to essentially take a man who seemed so inconceivably unredeemable and somewhat turn the tables on us as readers. Could we possibly feel sorry for him?  No, No, that’s just not right!
Not wanting to provide any spoilers, I will leave you to form your own conclusions and let you figure that one out on your own.

I so admired Claire’s new-found strength. While seeking to re-establish her newly gained independence she managed to develop such a fresh sense of confidence and was determined to beat Tony at his own twisted games, even while constantly looking over her shoulder. She forms unexpected alliances and definitively takes matters into her own hands. I couldn’t help but shout out, “YOU GO, CLAIRE! YOU GO, GIRL!”
“Mr. Anthony Rawlings had a lesson to learn and Claire claimed the role as teacher.”
New characters are introduced and to make matters even more interesting, a love triangle develops. Just wait until you meet Harry, so caring and handsome and smart and sexy and…well, you’ll just need to experience him for yourself. Sigh…

To relieve some of the emotional intensity, humorous moments appeared to give us a giggle, which were quite frantically needed.
“I know you enjoy coffee, I´d offer you some. But, the last time I got you coffee, it didn't work out so well for me." Tony smirked, "God, Claire you're something else. I can´t imagine anyone else joking about that." "Well, see, you misinterpreted. I wasn´t joking. I´m actually still pissed as hell.”
Tony poured wine into each glass and handed one to Claire. “Do you remember when we had wine at the Red Wing?” Claire closed her eyes, recalling the scene from a lifetime ago, and nodded. “I do.” “I’d been watching you for years. I was so nervous that night. I thought I was planning your acquisition.” He looked into his red liquid. Her stance straightened, “If you’re using business metaphors, may I suggest hostile takeover. It’s more appropriate.”
Having read this series a few months ago, I’ve been touting its brilliance to any of my friends who will listen and anyone else who asks for a book recommendation. Simply stating I LOVE this series just doesn’t even begin to explain how I feel about it. I’m impatiently waiting for the third and final installment, Convicted to be released this October. If you enjoy adventurous reads; mystery mixed with romance; books that will truly make your heart race, your body tense, your mind reel, then this is the perfect series for you. It will leave you experiencing a wide array of emotions from happy to confused to angry to sad and once again desperately wanting, needing even more. I promise you these characters and their unique story will remain with you for a very long time.

See my review of Consequences here.

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About the Author:

Aleatha Romig is a bestselling author, who has been voted #1 "New Author to Read" on Goodreads July 2012 - Present! She was also #9 most followed author on Goodreads - July/August 2013.

Aleatha has lived most of her life in Indiana growing-up in Mishawaka, graduating from Indiana University, and currently living south of Indianapolis. Together with her high-school sweetheart and husband of twenty six years, they've raised three children. She works days as a dental hygienist but enjoys spending her nights writing. When not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend time with her family and friends. Her pastimes include exercising, reading and creating heros/ anti-heros who haunt your dreams!

Aleatha enjoys traveling, especially when there is a beach involved. In 2011 she had the opportunity to visit Sydney, Australia to visit her daughter studying at the University of Wollongong. Her dream is to travel to places in her novels and around the world.

CONSEQUENCES, her first novel, was released August 2011 by Xlibris Publishing. October 2012 Ms. Romig rereleased CONSEQUENCES as an Indie author. TRUTH, the sequel, was released October 30, 2012 and CONVICTED, the final installment of the Consequences Series, is scheduled for release in October of 2013!

Author Links:

Twitter: @AleathaRomig
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AleathaRomig
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5131072.Aleatha_Romig?auto_login_attempted=true
Website: http://www.consequencesbyromig.com

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Cover Re-Reveal - Precise by Rebecca Berto

Title: Precise
Author: Rebecca Berto
Series: Pulling Me Under #0.5 (prequel novella)
Published | Updated version: November 27, 2012 | August 19, 2013
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Age Group: Adult
Cover Designed by: Berto Designs
Pages: 96 (Now 30% longer!)

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Book description:

Katie is a wife, a caring best friend, and the one person her mother, Rochelle, hates more than anyone. No one sees the darkness lurking just under the surface of their mother-daughter relationship, instead viewing Rochelle as misunderstood. That she has so much love for her daughter that she may seem harsh.

Wrong. So wrong.

Katie grew up taught that she was the cause of Rochelle’s miscarriages. She grew up with the belief she shouldn’t be happy knowing she’d caused her mom so much pain and suffering. Now Katie is pregnant and Rochelle is out to stop Katie from ruining her baby’s life—just like Katie ruined her own.

Still, Katie can’t imagine killing the life growing inside her. Hell hath no fury like Rochelle with a vengeance to make Katie pay for ruining her life.

In Rochelle’s quest for power, Katie’s baby is the pawn.

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Author, Rebecca BertoAbout the Author:

Rebecca Berto is the Amazon bestselling author of Drowning in You. She writes stories about love and relationships. She gets a thrill when her readers are emotional reading her books, and gets even more of a kick when they tell her so. She's strangely imaginative, spends too much time on her computer, and is certifiably crazy when she works on her fiction.

Rebecca Berto lives in Melbourne, Australia with her boyfriend and their doggy.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Release Day Blitz - Bring Me Home by Cassia Leo



Synopsis:

The breath-taking conclusion to the New York Times and USA Today bestselling series is expected to be released August 6, 2013.

Claire Nixon is a college student with a past full of secrets and heartbreak. She was saved once by her first love, and rock star, Chris Knight. But when she encouraged Chris to leave town to pursue his dreams, both Claire and Chris didn’t realize it would be the biggest mistake of their lives.

After a devastating year apart and thousands of miles of distance between them, Claire met sexy surfer Adam Parker. With his awful jokes and profound patience, he helped Claire pick up the shattered pieces of her broken heart for the second time.

But now Chris has returned and he is willing and determined to make Claire’s dreams come true—the same way she did for him when she let him go.

With Adam’s former girlfriend in the picture, Claire finds herself torn between the new, passionate love she shares with Adam and the love and family she shares with Chris

Bio:

USA Today bestselling author Cassia Leo loves her coffee, chocolate, and margaritas with salt. When she's not writing, she spends way too much time watching old reruns of Friends and Sex and the City. When she's not watching reruns, she's usually enjoying the California sunshine or reading--sometimes both.


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/authorcassialeo?fref=ts
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Author Website: http://cassialeo.com
Goodreads Author Link: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6521131.Cassia_Leo
Goodreads Book Link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17884886-bring-me-home

Giveaway:

Author is giving away:
  • 2 SETS of signed paperbacks of Relentless, Pieces of You and Bring Me Home
  • 1 $25 Gift Card (winners choice of Amazon, Barnes and Noble or iTunes)

BRING ME HOME – RELEASE BLITZ

TEASER #9

“Shit. I wish I would have known she was going to ambush you. I wouldn’t have left.”

I don’t say anything because I’m actually glad he’s not here. I’ve only seen Chris once since the night I found out that Abigail’s parents don’t want us in her life; the night I lost her for the second time.

“I’m fine. Are you on your way home?”

He’s silent for a moment. “Xander and I have one more conference call in a few minutes then I’ll be on my way. Are you going to be there?”

“No. I’m going out to dinner with your mom then I’m heading back to the dorm.”

The silence between us is filled with all the things we haven’t said to each other since the night I rejected his marriage proposal five weeks ago.

“Are you coming over for Thanksgiving next week?”

There’s a note of desperation in his voice that makes me want to forget my Thanksgiving plans to be with him. “I can’t. I already promised Senia I’d go to her parents’ house.”

I want to add that I will definitely be there for Christmas next month, but December 25th seems so far away and insignificant right now.

“Tell Senia I said hi.”

“I will.”

There’s a brief pause where I feel like both of us are holding our breath, trying not to blurt out something we’ll regret.

“Have fun at dinner. I guess we’ll talk later.”

I end the call and finally notice Jackie. She’s staring at me with that knowing look; the look of a mother who, without a single word spoken, can see and feel her child’s pain. I bite my lip as I try not to let her see what is so plainly obvious.


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