Thursday, May 29, 2014

Count the Cast: Kat Caruso!!!

About the book:
MAKE IT COUNT by Megan Erickson kicks off the lighthearted, funny, and sexy Bowler University series! Readers will love the fresh new series filled with laughter and lots of fun in this debut novel!
Kat Caruso wishes her brain had a return policy, or at least a complaint hot-line. The defective organ is constantly distracted, terrible at statistics, and absolutely flooded with inappropriate thoughts about her boyfriend's gorgeous best friend, Alec...who just so happens to be her brand new college math tutor. Who knew a nerd could be so hot?
Kat usually goes through tutors like she does boyfriends--both always seem to bail when they realize how hopeless she is. It's safer for her heart to keep everyone at arm's reach. But Alec is always stepping just a little too close.
Alec Stone should not be fantasizing about Kat. She's adorable, unbelievably witty, and completely off limits. He'd never stab his best friend in the back...

But when secrets are revealed, the lines of loyalty are blurred. To
MAKE IT COUNT, Alec must learn messy human emotions can't be solved like a trigonometry function. And Kat has to trust Alec may be the first guy to want her for who she is, and not in spite of it.

Kat Caruso

The Student

“No rush. But by the time I leave tonight, you will give me a kiss, Alec Stone.”

Alec Stone
The Tutor
“Don’t you feel it? All that negative crap I’d been holding inside is gone because of you. And the good I’m filling it with? That’s you.”



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Megan Erickson grew up in a family that averages 5’3” on a good day and started writing to create characters who could reach the top kitchen shelf.

She’s got a couple of tattoos, has a thing for gladiators, and has been called a crazy cat lady. After working as a journalist for years, she decided she liked creating her own endings better and switched back to fiction.

She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids and two cats. And no, she still can’t reach the stupid top shelf.



Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Beautiful Ink by Nicole Reed Shout out!

This novel is not a cliffhanger and can be read as a stand-alone.
WARNING: This book is real, beautifully raw, and not for the faint of heart. It is the story of a young girl's loss of innocence while growing up around a motorcycle club. It is not suitable for children under the age of seventeen due to language, sexual content, and intense subject matter. Based on true events.
I have tattooed that single word on more skin than I care to count. It elicits powerful thoughts and emotions for most people.
Loving. Caring.
Supportive. Togetherness.
But not for me. The word family means so much more.
Vicious. Harmful.
Dangerous. Corrupt.
You can't run forever from the ones who love you.

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Darra's Review:

I thought this book was awesome. I have always loved Nicole Reed's books. I think this may be one of my favorites. The Book Description is very vague so I don't want to give to much away. I did see a few reviews on Amazon and the first one was saying that Hels was so selfish. But what if you were in her place?
I tend to think "what if it were me"? And I don't blame her. That is a rough life and I could not handle it. I would not put her on my annoying main character list. Which 75% of the books I read I want to slap a bitch.
Now about the other guys in this book. Call me emo, but I was heartbroken for one of them. How could I like someone that continues to do the wrong thing but means well? Well it happened. You can't help who you love.

I won't lie, I was stressed reading this. Which also means I could not stop reading the book. Up Way past my mid-life bedtime. Read it in a day and a half. And it was worth all the missed hours of sleep.

Thanks again to Nicole for keeping me captivated in a story till the last sentence!


Promise Me by Kristin Mayer!!!


With her best friend happily married and now pregnant, Sam Matthews should be overjoyed. Instead, she can only see what is missing in her life. Pushing her emotions aside, she retreats to a piece of her past that she’s kept hidden, something that even her best friend knows nothing about.

Taking a step into her future, Sam moves to North Carolina where she once again encounters Mark Robertson. He is persistent and hard to resist, and little by little, he uses his charms to break through Sam’s walls.

As Sam starts to open her heart to Mark, she convinces herself that the past should stay in the past. But when her past creeps into the present, her secrets could cost her every hope and happiness in her future.

Promise Me is the third book in the Trust Series.


Sunny's Review:

I was not really sure about reading this story. I love the series but sometimes I don't like going to different people within the group. Luckily, I was wrong on this one and it was AWESOME! I like Sam a little bit more than Allison after reading this story. I mean what she went through was horrible and the fact that she is surprisingly functional is amazing to me. Of course I love Mark. He is just as awesome as Damien. They are different in a lot of ways so I don't who I like better.
When you see how Sam reacts to Mark you get a little bit annoyed but it all makes sense at the end. The fact that Mark puts up with some of the stuff that Sam throws at him is amazing. There are some really funny parts and it was a good story. I am looking forward to the next book (I can't find a way to say why I am looking forward to it without giving a small spoiler so....).
I am giving this book 4.4 stars out of 5. Read this series!!!!


I received a couple of catcalls as my body moved to the music. I knew the best thing was to always ignore them as I let the music take me over. My hips swayed, and my hands went up in the air. The third song started playing, and a light gleam of sweat coated my skin. Some unwanted bodies had tried to get close to me, but I knew how to keep my distance from strangers without losing my rhythm. It was freeing. I was lost in the beat when familiar hands came around my front. I knew it was Mark.

His mouth came to my ear. “Hey. Wanna dance?”

Mark pulled me to him. Our bodies joined, and we began moving together. His head came down and kissed the exposed part of my neck, and I tilted to the side to give him full access. The crowd had thickened and was pressing in on us. The pulse of the music drove us. We moved until we were both a hot mess, and neither one of us had said a word through multiple songs of the most hip-grinding, dirty dancing I had ever done.

After nibbling on my earlobe, Mark said, “Let’s say bye to the boys, and then I’m taking you home. I think all these assholes got the picture of whose bed you belong in.”

Turning to face him, I kissed him hard as his hands stroked my back. His leg went between my legs, and we started moving again. Our hot tongues danced with each as our bodies moved as one. We were both sweaty and hot. We were about to be a sexual explosion out here if we didn’t leave soon.

Pulling back barely, our lips still touching, I responded, “Now, all the girls who were hanging around, hoping for a shot with you, know who you’re taking to bed tonight.”

He grabbed my ass, bringing me closer to him, and it only increased my sexual need for him.

Mark bit my lip and then said, “I like you a little jealous. Let’s go before I lose my remaining bit of self-control.”

About the Author:

Kristin Mayer is a wife, a proud mother, and a full-time Analyst and Import Manager. Since an early age, she has always enjoyed reading and writing. While visiting her father one weekend, he suggested that she should take up writing again. With family and a career, she didn’t give it a lot of thought, until a story entered her mind and wouldn’t leave. It just kept forming and developing over a couple of months.

At the beginning of 2013, she decided to sit down and write it all down, but she kept it to herself. One sentence developed into two, and before she knew it, she had the makings of a novel.

Kristin tries to live life to the fullest during every moment. She loves to travel and meet new people. She holds a degree in International Business and uses it daily in her job. Kristin now add
s “author” on her list of jobs, and feels very blessed and thankful.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Morning After by Adriane Leigh

Title: The Morning After (Morning #1)
Author: Adriane Leigh
Release Date: May 19, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Georgia Montgomery lives in an ever-present state of denial.
It's the only coping mechanism she's found to overcome the horror that colors her past.
Until one pleasure seeking playboy turns her world on its axis.
Georgia tries to ignore the tornado of emotion that sweeps through her system whenever Tristan is near, but just like an addiction, one look, one taste, one touch is never enough.
And then there's Kyle, the doting boyfriend she's left at home for the summer, the one she gave her heart to when she was twelve, the one that holds her fragile love in his strong and steady hands.
What was once comfortable turns unbearable, and soon Georgia finds herself fantasizing about the forbidden.
The chemistry between Tristan and Georgia is scorching and it isn't long before the slow burn ignites into a full-blown wildfire that threatens to consume anything in its path.
Denial is comfortable.
Love is anything but.
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Light in Morning (Morning #2)
Darra's Review:
I am going to be blunt. I was a little leery reading this book. Books have a tendency to have a very similar storyline to many I have read before. When I looked at the synopsis and the cover it made me think it was. But somewhere between the first word and the last, I could not but help myself from getting attached to the characters. I completely understood why Georgia was conflicted. I think I was feeling the same emotions that were described in the book.
That is when you know you are reading a good book. I got sucked in and when the book ended, I went on Amazon to buy the next book. I want more of Tristan, of Georgia and Kyle. This seems to be a story you know gets even better with the follow up book.
I rate the book a 4.3. And I will continue with light in Mourning. I will let you know what I think. :-)


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About the Author
Adriane Leigh
Adriane Leigh was born and raised in a snowbank in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and now lives among the sand dunes of the Lake Michigan lakeshore.
She graduated with a Literature degree but never particularly enjoyed reading Shakespeare or Chaucer.
She is married to a tall, dark, and handsome guy, and plays mama to two sweet baby girls. She is a voracious reader and wishes she had more time to knit scarves to keep her warm during the arctic Michigan winters.

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Translucent Cover Reveal by Erin Noelle!!!

Releasing June 22, 2014

Sometimes you reach a point where you just can’t take any more – a breaking point some call it. The day I watched my husband murder the woman who was pregnant with his child, my point didn’t just break, it exploded like a magazine firing through the barrel of a fully-automatic AK-47. Literally. I am no longer his American Princess, nor am I his slave. Now, I’m a murderer in hiding. My name was Bryleigh Carter Oliveira and that was my story.

Translucent is one woman's story of breaking free, starting over, and learning to trust again through willful submission.


Meet Madden Decker…

Immediately, she hangs her head to hide the tears and crosses her arms across her chest to cover her boobs. “I’m sorry for this,” she croaks in between her sobs. “I just want to go home.” 

Rushing to her side, I’m hesitant to touch her, not wanting to inflict any additional pain. I lift her chin gently, forcing her to look up at me. “Don’t apologize, sweet girl,” I whisper soothingly. “Let’s get you cleaned up, and then we can talk about it. I didn’t mean to snap at you.” Tenderly, I kiss each of her tear-stained cheeks before leading her by the hand over to the shower. 

“The spray of the shower will sting too badly. It’s better to clean them with a washcloth and then alcohol,” she reasons, obviously having done this before. “I can take care of it, Madden.

I stop mid-stride and turn to her, knowing damn well my eyes are full of pity – I can’t help it. “Okay, but please let me help you.”

With a slight nod of her head, I open the linen closet, pull out a couple of cloths, and guide her back to the sink. Wetting the first washcloth, I drop to my knees in front of her, putting me eyelevel with the lacerations. She keeps her arms tightly wrapped over her chest as I go to work, carefully cleaning up the red streaks from her bony rib cage and concave stomach which I notice aren’t all fresh, thus confirming this is a common occurrence. I bite my tongue to not comment on her frailness, but I don’t want to tear her down any more than she already is at the moment. Instead, I make a mental note to feed her every chance I get. 

After nearly fifteen silent minutes, all of the blood is wiped away and I grab the bottle of rubbing alcohol from the medicine cabinet. Returning to my kneeling position, I peer up at her, making sure she’s ready for the burning sensation I know is about to come. Her eyes are closed tightly and she’s chewing nervously on her bottom lip. Her helplessness and fragility affect me in the most profound way. I want - no scratch that - I need to fix her like I need to take my next breath, and I have no fucking clue why. It scares me shitless.




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Love, Exes, and Ohs (Release Date: July 29th)
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Book Synopsis
He could very well be the perfect ex... Isaac McKnight has had enough loss in his life to know never to take anything for granted. So when the all but perfectly-imperfect-woman-for-him ends things with him out of the blue, it’s Isaac that doesn’t let their friendship get ruined in the process. Now a year later, whether it’s at his gym or her brewpub, or the dog park they visit every weekend—though neither of them own a dog—he and Xoey find themselves together more often than not, with a relationship that’s stronger than ever. The fact that he’s somehow taken a wrong turn and crossed over into ‘buddy zone’ galaxy with its dangerous proximity to watch-me-marry-another-guy abyss, however, doesn’t occur to him until Xoey tells him she’s on the hunt for the perfect man…who’s not him. Oh hell no. Isaac is done waiting for the crazy woman to come to her senses. This time, he’s not letting her just up and run from what’s always been between them. But she’s looking for the perfect oh. History has taught Xoey Kerrigan that sometimes, it’s Prince Charming who vanishes without a trace. And fairy tale love? Highly overrated. But the connection that results in a real and perfect ‘oh?’ That a couple just can’t fake. She’s tried. So when Xoey realizes she’s had waaay more exes than ohs in her love life, she creates a match-finding formula for the perfect man by analyzing the men responsible for her three most epic ohs. They were, after all, her best relationships. Heck, one has become a friendship she’d never jeopardize for anything. Which is precisely why she can’t tell Isaac that one-third of her genius little man-quation is all about him—well, more than a third if Xoey were being honest with herself…which she’s not. Because full honesty would require thinking not just about how perfect Isaac really is, but also about how perfect the fourth epic oh she’s kept buried deep in her past once was. An easy enough thing to keep ignoring…until her past isn’t past tense anymore.    

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Love, Sidelines, and Endzones (Release Date: Sept 30th)

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Grady Donovan is used to folks questioning why he never went pro. Sharing genes with a family of NFL greats, it should’ve been the natural decision. But instead, he chose coaching. Back when he was getting hit with hard life lessons for all his wrong choices, it was the first one he’d made that had felt so right. Moving to the oddball town of Cactus Creek is now officially the second. Here, folks care less about his name and more what the auto shop teacher—daughter of the coach he’s replacing—thinks of him. It’s refreshingly different. She’s refreshingly different. Sienna is nothing like the can-I-meet-your-brothers model wannabes or the delicate wounded birds Grady’s friends say flock to him by his own doing. She’s an opinionated powder keg with mind-melting curves and a garage full of tools he’s sure she’d like to hurl at him half the time. And lately, it seems all their heated debates over her old school defense being no match for his high-scoring offense is starting to mean something a whole lot different in his head… Sienna Whitman is used toher dad keeping her on the sidelines. Being a veritable coaching legend, he could’ve recommended her as an assistant coach to his successor. But no, Sienna’s got that pesky lack of a Y chromosome on her resume. So here she is, back for another year as overqualified team statistician. Secretly feeding field plays to her coaching buddies through her phone. It wouldn’t be half bad if not for the new head coach continuously pushing her buttons at every turn. Mr. All American good looks with that ‘new school offense’ of his—a.k.a. the take-the-sport-out-of-the-game mentality—is driving her crazy. And not just because he’s under the very mistaken notion that she’s a sex addict in rehab, thanks to the opposite-of-quick thinking by her partners in crime on the field—seriously, if only her Bluetooth had a kill function. His genuine concern over her ‘addiction’ is…unexpected, as is the unprecedented realization that just being around Grady makes Sienna want that rehab center’s number for real. On speed dial. Hell, it’s going to be a long season.

  FourCactusCreekNovels_simple_revdate   Violet is also running a sale on Book Two in the Cactus Creek series. The highly anticipated LOVE, TUSSLES, AND TAKEDOWNS (release date: June 13th), is also now available for pre-order at a very special fan appreciation price of just 99 CENTS on iTunes and Amazon.
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About Violet
NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling author Violet Duke is a former professor of English Education who is ecstatic to now be on the other side of the page writing wickedly fun contemporary romance novels. Her books have been Top 10 bestsellers on Amazon, iTunes, and Barnes & Noble, and have been featured on IndieReader and GalleyCat as breakout hits. When she's not writing or feeding her book-a-day reading addiction, Violet enjoys tackling reno projects with her power tools, trying pretty much anything without reading the directions first, and cooking 'special edition' dishes that laugh in the face of recipes. She lives in Hawai'i with her two cute kids (daughter Violet & son Duke) and similarly adorable husband.
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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Lost and Broken by Morgan Kelley. GIVEAWAY!

Lost & Broken

Book Two in the Littlemoon series

They say you don’t pick your cases when you’re a private investigator, they pick you.
Well, that’s exactly what has happened for the Littlemoons. Since closing the biggest case of their careers, in the private sector, the jobs are pouring in.
Now, they just have to pick and choose.
The next case seems easy, almost too good to be true.
All they have to do is find a missing bible with a hidden birth certificate.
How hard can that be? It’s an all-expense paid trip to the Derby, and a once in a lifetime opportunity.
As the team arrives on the scene, of a famous Kentucky farm known for its ghostly haunting, it’s a lot more dangerous than it seems. Someone’s out to make a killing, and they don’t care who gets caught in the crossfire.
Lost books.
Stolen lives. And things that go bump in the night.
It all means one thing.

Julian, Tori, Kane and Christina have to stay one step ahead of the person willing to kill, or the team too will have something in common with the spirit haunting the place.

They’ll find themselves Lost & Broken
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Darra's Review:

I did truly did enjoy that book. I have not read many mystery books like this. So it is refreshing to read something different. At the beginning of the book I was a little lost because the back and forth of the characters. But when I started to get further into the story, it all started to make sense.
I won't lie, I did think this was a cross between Clue and Scooby Doo. I do love both of those by the way. However the story is so much more. Morgan Kelley goes into the missing details you do not get from other books. Each detail counts when it comes to mystery to solve.

I absolutely would promote each one of you to read the book. Great characters, great plot and I enjoyed the depth the story line reaches. The book gives more background on the lives of the four, Julian, Tori, Kane and Christina. In which helps them evolve into a great team.

Great read from front to end. A well written and great story by Morgan Kelley. She has a great series of books. Can't wait to read the rest.

I rate this book a 4.5.


“There are days when you have to play the game, and ones where you just watch. Get ready, because today it looks like we’re about to get dirty.”

~ Julian Littlemoon.

“I feel like Pandora. I found the box, and now I’m wondering how the hell to put it all back.”

~ Julian Littlemoon. 
Giveaway:  3 individual ebooks of Little Moon Investigations Set (Blood Red Rage & Lost & Broken)



Tuesday, May 20, 2014

You Before Me Cover Reveal!!!!

You Before Me by Lindsay Paige

Release Date: June 21, 2014


She’s too young for him.

He’s too good for her.

She seduces him away from the gentleman he tries to be. He leads her to her own hopes and dreams.

Ryan Kavanaugh isn’t the kind of girl guys bring home to their moms. 
She’ll have sex on the first date, she’ll drop the f-bomb without a second thought,
and she’ll answer the door in jeans and a bra.
Gabe O’Connor is exactly the kind of guy girls want.

He’s a police officer and  the classic good guy
who takes his family’s opinions seriously and strives 
to be the best person he can be.

Two people in two different places in their lives,
 both being pulled in directions they don’t want to go. 
Ryan and Gabe both struggle with what they desire in life and in each other 
as well as what their families expect of them.

Sometimes, you have to think of yourself first. *This book is intended for mature audiences.*



Do you want to read the first chapter of You Before Me?  Well just follow the link for your sneak peak.

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Lindsay Paige is a romance author from North Carolina.
She has published five books in her completed Bold as Love series and YA titled Don't Panic. With coauthor Mary Smith, they have published The Penalty Kill Trilogy,
a New Adult Sports Romance.

She has three passions in life: reading, writing, and watching hockey, especially the Pittsburgh Penguins. Among the pile of books to read, books to write, and games to watch, Lindsay is also focused on completing college.

Lindsay is inspired by world around her and the people in it. Many of the aspects in her books stem from her love for hockey and her struggles in life and with anxiety, as evident in Don't Panic.
She is currently working on numerous solo works and a couple
of projects with Mary Smith as well.