Friday, August 29, 2014

Kristen Callihan is releasing her debut New Adult Novel!

The Hook Up by Kristen Callihan is releasing on 
September 8th, and it looks fantastic. Love a good swoony
book boyfriend- and he is a football player! 

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The rules: no kissing on the mouth, no staying the night, no telling anyone, and above all… No falling in love

Anna Jones just wants to finish college and figure out her life. Falling for star quarterback Drew Baylor is certainly not on her to do list. Confident and charming, he lives in the limelight and is way too gorgeous for his own good. If only she could ignore his heated stares and stop thinking about doing hot and dirty things with him. Easy right?

Too bad he’s committed to making her break every rule…

Football has been good to Drew. It’s given him recognition, two National Championships, and the Heisman. But what he really craves is sexy yet prickly Anna Jones. Her cutting humor and blatant disregard for his fame turns him on like nothing else. But there’s one problem: she's shut him down. Completely.

That is until a chance encounter leads to the hottest sex of their lives, along with the possibility of something great. Unfortunately, Anna wants it to remain a hook up. Now it’s up to Drew to tempt her with more: more sex, more satisfaction, more time with him. Until she’s truly hooked. It's a good thing Drew knows all about winning.

All’s fair in love and football…Game on


My mother once told me that the most important moment in my life wouldn’t be when I won the National Championship or even the Super Bowl. It would be when I fell in love.

Life, she insisted, is how you live it and who you live it with, not what you do to make a living. Given that she told me this when I was sixteen, I basically rolled my eyes and worked on practicing my pass fakes.

But my mother was insistent.

“You’ll see, Drew. One day, love will creep up and smack you upside the head. Then you’ll understand.”

My mom, it turns out, was wrong in one regard. Love, when it came for me, did not creep. No, it walked up to me, bold as you please, you know, just in case I wasn’t paying attention. It did, however, slap me upside my head.

And while I’d be happy to tell my mom that she was right about that, she’s dead. A fact that hurts even more now that I’ve been struck down. More like shot down. Cut off at the knees. Totally fucked. Whatever you want to call this disaster. Because the object of my affection hates me.

I am man enough to acknowledge that the cluster fuck that is my current love life is entirely my fault. I wasn’t prepared for Anna Jones.

I still cringe at the memory of when I first laid eyes on her at the beginning of the semester. Being late for class, I’d rushed to a seat in the back row, and was trying to remain unnoticed. I can’t go anywhere on campus without getting attention. And though it sounds like an awesome thing, it gets tiring.

When the roll call reached the back row, a soft voice, rich and thick as maple syrup, slid over me.

“Anna Jones.”

Just her name. That was all she’d said. It was like a hot finger stroking down my spine. My head snapped up. And there she was, so fucking pretty that I couldn’t think straight. I might as well have been sacked.

Breathless, my head ringing, I could only gape. I’m not going to say it was love at first sight. No, it was more like oh, hell-yes-please, I’ll have that. With a helping of right-the-fuck-now on the side.

Thinking maybe I was overtired and simply overreacting to something that wasn’t really there, I stared at Anna Jones and tried to make sense of my extreme reaction.

As if feeling my gaze, she’d turned, and fucking hell… Her eyes were wide, almost cat-like, with the corners tilting up just a bit. At first, those eyes appeared brown, but they were really bottle green. And so clear. And annoyed. She glared at me. I didn’t care. One word was playing a loop in my head: mine.

I don’t remember the rest of the class. I watched Anna Jones like a condemned man getting his last view of the setting sun. While she tried to ignore me. Admirably.

The second class ended I shot up, and so did she. We nearly collided in the middle of the aisle. And then it all fell to shit.

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Author Biography

Kristen Callihan is an author because there is nothing else she’d rather do. She is a three-time RITA nominee, and winner of two RT Reviewer’s Choice awards. Her novels have garnered starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and the Library Journal, as well as being awarded top picks by many reviewers. Her debut book FIRELIGHT received RT Magazine’s Seal of Excellence, was named a best book of the year by Library Journal, best book of Spring 2012 by Publisher’s Weekly, and was named the best romance book of 2012 by ALA RUSA. When she is not writing, she is reading.

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Happy Release Day Ginger Scott!

This is Falling by Ginger Scott is LIVE. 

And it will probably make my top list of 2014. i just loved it! 

This book was absolutely fabulous, now don't make a fussy fuss- and go out and buy it! 


 First, I had to remember how to breathe. Then, I had to learn how to survive. Two years, three months and sixteen days had passed since I was the Rowe Stanton from before, since tragedy stole my youth and my heart went along with it.

When I left for college, I put a thousand miles between my future and my past. I’d made a choice—I was going to cross back to the other side, tolive with the living. I just didn’t know how.

And then I met Nate Preeter.

An All-American baseball player, Nate wasn’t supposed to notice a ghost-of-a-girl like me. But he did. He shouldn’t want to know my name. But he did. And when he learned my secret and saw the scars it left behind, he was supposed to run. But he didn’t.

My heart was dead, and I was never supposed to belong to anyone. But Nate Preeter had me feeling, and he made me want to be his. He showed me everything I was missing.

And then he showed me how to fall
 My 5 star review:

Another Ginger Scott book that has WOWED me. Seriously. I didn’t think that I could love one of her books more than How We Deal With Gravity, I was wrong. I super duper love this new book from her, This is Falling. The plot was amazing, the characters were quirky and I wanted to know more about each and every one of them- including the secondary characters, and that doesn’t happen often. 
They also developed and grew over the course of this book, especially the heroine. I am so glad I got to read another fantastic story by the amazing Ginger Scott.

Strong as hell Rowe- had been put through the ringer. After a shocking event happens to her in high school, she spends two years compartmentalizing all the emotions that she should feel. She keeps everything inside and is a hollow shell of a girl when she heads off from Arizona to Oklahoma for college. She was quite literally dead inside, her heart belonging to someone who couldn’t give her what she so desperately needed in return, love. Until she met Nate.

Nate Preeter loves baseball- and he is really good at it. it’s a love that was shared by his brother- until he was paralyzed from the waist down, and ultimately- Nate felt like he had to continue with baseball for his brothers sake. He is not the typical NA novel bad boy of the campus, strutting and preening for all the sorority girls, he is basically a one woman kind of man and after bumping into Rowe late one night in the showers (don’t worry they were clothed) he knew that she was the one for him. But how could he convince someone who is so shut off from the world, that he wanted to be with her. Slowly.

“I will wait for you,” I say and her breath catches quickly, her eyes watering almost instantly. “Do you hear me?”

Their banter and sense of humor with one another- was my favorite. They were always trying to on up each other and prank each other- and I think it was good that Rowe got that bit of friendship at the beginning of their relationship. And thank God Nate was understanding and willing to move slow.
It all came to a head with a Facebook message- and that is where the story ran straight uphill, without looking back. So of course I knew something was going to happen to mess it up- and I was right. But not for long- Rowe and Nate belong together!

I absolutely cannot wait for the next installment with Nate’s brother, Ty and Rowe’s roommate, Cass- You and Everything After - it looks to be absolutely fantastic! I mean, hello, Ginger Scott is phenomenal!

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

My 5 “keep sweet” stars review of Wife Number Seven by Melissa Brown

One clicking Melissa Brown’s book is kind of like auto pilot to me. I don’t even have to read the synopsis to know I am going to enjoy the heck out of it. That said, I beta read for her- and when she pitched this book, I was all over it. She posted the synopsis and my brain went into hyper drive. I was ecstatic to the say the least. Never had I read a book synopsis like it and I was super fascinated. Then she started flying through the chapters- and I craved them; like I’m assuming a drug addict would do- I went through withdrawals, I needed those characters. I needed the plot and to find out what was happening! And when it was over- I was so sad. I pictured them as very real people- and now that they are gone, I am left wanting to know more! 

That’s a good writer. No, that’s a great writer. This book will be on my top list this year hands down.

A polygamist compound. Might not sound too interesting to you, but it intrigues me for sure. How they can live the way they do, follow the rules like they do, and most of all share their husband. One woman married to a man seems like enough of a challenge- seven women, seems like too many hens in the chicken coop. not to mention, if you are very young how frightening it might be to go and l live with a bunch of women and children- and your sole purpose is to cook, clean, and provide more children for his family. Such is the case of poor Brinley.

"Our duty is to produce children our husband for Heavenly Father. It is not to fornicate or indulge our desires."

Brinley is a wickedly strong young woman. And has no choice but to follow the word, and marry Lehi. Going in knowing you had to share your husband has to be something so heartbreaking, and not loving him- would be hard for any one person to do. But she did it. She was born into the lifestyle and she had no choice in the matter. She is dying to live the life she wants to life- and the screams inside only get louder with each passing moment.

“The voices in my head started as disjointed whispers, so unconnected that they didn't make any sense. But, those whispers were coming together, becoming more cohesive, clearer and louder in my head than ever before. From a whisper to a scream... I was waiting for the scream.”

Then there’s Porter- the man that is shunned from the polygamist lifestyle by his parents. He is out in the real world when he spots Brin and steals her backpack- but she needs that backpack- quite like a man dying of thirst in the desert- it holds secrets, that if exposed could ruin her very existence. Because while she wants to leave the life she’s know all these years, she is so very scared.

 “There is more to this world than life in a compound Brinley.”

The relationship that begins as curiosity turns into something much more dangerous- Brinley builds courage. And while she is scared of life beyond the wall, sometimes it can be so great- it’s perfect.

“I told you, you’re my heaven. If I burn when I die, that’s fine. I’m a selfish man and I want my heaven now.” 

This story proves my theory that Melissa can do no wrong, she can write romance and dramatic flair- and now we can say she writes provocative, thought provoking, devastatingly beautiful works of art. She has definitely done the research on this lifestyle and gives readers a breath of fresh air- as I can guarantee I have never read anything like it. The secondary characters are well developed- even though there are those that I hate- ::cough Lehi cough:: and those that I love {Aspen}.

"You're here on this earth to be you. That's all." 

And that my friends, is a lesson we all need to learn. Bravo, Brownie- be extra proud of what you have written. 

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Arielle Abbott has the world at her fingertips but soon loses her way. As a young Navy wife, she thought she was headed for a life of adventure, but instead found herself in an unhappy marriage to a controlling man. In a chance meeting with a handsome stranger named Mick, Arielle begins to envision a way out. She soon finds out that Mick is a Navy JAG officer. He is the person best in a position to help her. However, she begins to fall for him and learns that their relationship is taboo. With just a pet tortoise and her new friend Macy to keep her sane, Arielle embarks on a journey to find self-fulfillment and love.
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Excerpt 1: 
Arielle, reaches over to me and gently massages my ear as she searches my face- for what, I’m not certain. Then, she leans into me and kisses me delicately.

I love all of her kisses; they all speak different words and sometimes even different languages, but I understand each and every one.
We hold hands as we get up from the table and walk into the grass, which is cool and soft.
We sit next to one another, she lays her head on my shoulder, and we look out onto the moon reflecting off the water. I hear Arielle taking in controlled and deliberate breaths as if she’s gearing up to say something. I wait patiently for her to say what she needs to say.

Upon completion of a few more deep breathing exercises, she keeps her head on my shoulder, looking out onto the water, and says hesitantly, “Show me the way.”
Not sure that I heard her correctly, I ask to clarify. “What?”
She keeps staring at the water, but grips my hand tighter. “Show me the way. I trust you to light the way, so lead the way, and I am right there behind you.” She lifts her head, searching my face in the darkness.

“I'd rather you be beside me,” I say as I take in her soft and lovely features.
Her eyes show a degree of uncertainty.

I smile in response and brush her wavy hair behind her ear. “I will hold your hand the entire way.”

Arielle’s face is illuminated by the moonlight, and I can see signs of both worry and hope in it. Her expression is earnest as she asks, “Promise?”
“Scout’s honor.”

I kiss her knuckles one by one as she nestles her head and body deeper into my shoulder.

I am both thrilled and fearful of her trusting me so unconditionally. The gift of holding someone’s heart is a monumental responsibility with the potential for very grave and detrimental consequences. It is not a decision to be taken lightly, but Arielle trusts me enough to give it to me, and I will prove to her that I am worthy of her tribute. I need to show her what she means to me and how seriously I feel about her. I need her to know, without a doubt, that she too holds my heart, and together we are complete. I will protect her and devote myself to her happiness, because from this moment forward, my life and future is no longer I or me- only us.
I run my hand over her soft hair and inhale her. I brush my thumb behind her ear and move it down her cheek, across her jaw, and to her chin. I gently pull away, leaving her chin resting in my hand, and lower my head so that my eyes are level with hers.

I look into her uncertain, yet trusting eyes.

“Let’s wrap the moon around us and feel what it is for me to worship you.” Excerpt
Excerpt 2: 
“What are you afraid of?” he asks, still kissing me lightly.
“I'm afraid that if I take the leap, you will watch me fall and then tell me how stupid I was for leaping in the first place. Against all of my rationale and efforts otherwise, I have fallen for you. You have my heart, which means you control it. My poor heart is just pieced together with duct tape around it. I'm afraid if I allow you to keep it that when you return it, because I am certain you will, it will be beyond repair.”

I turn my body into his and worry he’s going to tell me I’m right.

He looks down at me, water rolling off the ends of his hair. “If you give me your heart, I will gently remove the duct tape as you let go of your fears and painstakingly sew it together piece by piece, stitch by stitch. I will fill any gaps or missing pieces with my love and ensure that it will be nothing but whole and delicate and beautiful ever again, just like you. I believe in you. I believe in us. If you'll let me, I will show you how far a little faith can take you.”

His words make my legs feel as if they could just melt into the ground, my heart race, my stomach drop, and send electrical pulses coursing throughout my appendages. I’m not sure that I am what he needs or if I am even right for him, but I do know he is what I need. I need him like I need air in my lungs and blood in my veins. The same sense of urgency I felt the first time I told him to kiss me returns, but this time, I need more than just his kisses. I need all of him.

I kiss his mouth and whisper in his ear, “When we get back, we’re going to shower, and then you’re going to make love to me like you never made love to anyone before. But first, we have to get there.”

I feel his excitement through his shorts and his breathing deepens.

“And McCrary…”
He takes a deep swallow and whispers out, “Yes?”
I brush my lips against his earlobe and feel the hair on the back of his neck stand up. “Tag! “You’re it!” I take off running.

From behind me, I hear him yell, “You’re evil!”

Karina Sharp is a former Navy spouse and former Navy Command Family Ombudsman. Karina is passionate about creating stories about relationships with strong female characters who not only find romance, but also learn about themselves in the process.

Karina Sharp was born in Southeast Texas, but has lived all over the country. Karina holds a Master’s of Education in Counseling Psychology from the University of Louisville and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from Chaminade University of Honolulu.

She has worked with a diverse population of clients- from convicted felons to the severely mentally ill to adolescents who have been placed in the care of the Child and Family Services, and she uses her experiences as inspiration to help give others a voice. 

When she is not writing, Karina teaches aerobics, and runs races. She has also danced burlesque. 

Karina lives in Louisville, KY with her husband, their two children, two chocolate labs, and two turtles.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Own is LIVE!!

I loved this Erotica Novel, with BDSM elements from Katie Porter- and guess what? It's LIVE today!!!

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Summary of Own-

When a mission against the Russian mafia goes south, Colonel Stafford, head of a deep-cover ops team, wrests a hospital-bed promise from his protégé. Although eager to return to the field, Evan Sommers swears to keep the colonel’s daughter, Katsu, safe from retaliation.

The task isn’t simple for the battle-tested Marine Corps captain. Four years have passed since his secret affair with sweet, compliant Katsu. Now she’s a streetwise pool shark who refuses to obey any command.

Kat resists the need for Evan’s protective shadow, until deadly threats expose her vulnerability. Her future depends on this hardened soldier, and their sizzling dynamic reveals what Kat’s bland college dating life lacked—a man with the will and desire to tame her.

Danger creates potent, unexpected scenarios that test their sexual limits, yet a real relationship is impossible. Evan is the warrior who could be her Master, but how can she fully submit? The next mission—even the next knock on the door—could rob Kat of the man she loves.

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One day he’d find peace here.


Like the kind he’d found, so briefly, when Katsu had knelt before him. When she’d bowed her head. When she’d obeyed his commands—not just to the letter, but with such calm, orderly precision. Watching had been hypnotic…and so sexy that had she defied him, stood up and stripped naked, he would've been turned on. Sure. Of course he would've. But he also would've been disappointed. He admired her strength, lived with equal parts admiration and frustration when it came to her stubborn streak, and knew she was one of the whip-crack smartest people he’d ever met. To have that strength humbled was not about bringing her down, but about giving them both a moment of tranquility.

Control and obedience.

Dominance and submission.


Katie Porter is the award-winning co-writing team of Lorelie Brown and Carrie Lofty, friends of nearly seven years. After wishing, scheming and planning, they finally share an office in the Chicago area.

Both are multi-published in several romance genres. Carrie holds an MA in history, loves movies, and has no fear of gross things like dissecting formaldehyde sharks. Her two daughters aren’t appreciative. Lorelie is a US Army veteran and true-crime devotee, whose three boys love when she screams like a little girl around spiders.

Monday, August 25, 2014

My 5 star review of The Real Thing

So, gasp, this is my first Cassie Mae novel- but it will not be the last. That is for sure! I enjoyed every bit of this book. From the plot development, the best friends as lovers (where they have both been in love with each other but are too scared to tell each other), the character development from start to finish, and the social media aspect of it. I won’t soon forget Eric and Em’s story.

 Emilia Johnson loves social networking. She tweets, updates her statuses, reads on her Kindle, and emails her various friends. She is obsessed with it- and part of that is her childhood crush- and best friend Eric. When Mia needs to a place to stay for the summer- Eric jumps at the chance to let Mia share his apartment- because he too harbors a crush on him- but thinks he isn’t good enough. I always find it laughable how the main characters are in love, and no one knows but the reader. And when they finally figure it out, I usually want to jump in the book and smack them both!

I loved that the hero was the one with insecurities; typically he is all alpha and full of himself- but not in this case. Eric had issues with weight in high school- especially when he dated someone who basically verbally abused him the entire time, and left him prone to panic attacks. I felt so bad for Eric, because panic attacks are no joke- especially when something happens to trigger them; it is really hard to get yourself calmed down.

I hope this story reaches out to people who have a social media addiction too, and helps them check out their relationships. I find myself gravitating towards social media, my Kindle all the time- and reading that book had me hanging my head in shame. I was doing the SAME thing Mia was doing to Eric, only I was doing it to my husband, and I’m 32! We are all guilty of it and it just goes to show- the Real thing is SO much better than the internet! This book was absolutely true to life, and it really hit home. Which is why I think I enjoyed it so much.

I love all the quirks too- the Dr. Seuss, yellow is a flavor- and a ton more. Needless to say I read from start to finish without stopping and I can’t wait for much, much more from Cassie Mae!

**ARC was provided by NetGalley for an honest review!**

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Facade Cover Reveal!

*So excited 
to participate in this cover reveal! 
Ker Dukey and D.H. Sidebottom colloborate on this book to bring you something that sounds absolutely delish- I cannot wait!

***And thank you to Keelie and Judi for letting me participate!!
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Title: Facade
Author: Ker Dukey & D.H. Sidebottom
Genre: Erotic Thriller
Release Day: Coming Soon

- Synopsis -

You meet someone. You date. You fall in love. You marry.
The four simple rules of love….
Wrong! I’m getting married but I’d never met him before now, never dated him, never fell in love. I have no access to the memories of the most magical time of anyone’s life.
My mind won’t allow me to evoke the past, I can’t remember those simple stages to lead me to the fourth .
I can’t comprehend why I would have ever wanted to marry someone like Dante. I should never have passed the first stage, although, I may have seen him through the eyes of the woman I once was, this me that lives, breathes here now, can’t understand how we made it to the next stage.
I’m not sure, without memories, how I know that this voice inside me, telling me I would never have chosen him, speaks some truth, I just know. He’s controlling, arrogant, callous and violent, and utterly hell bent on humiliating and degrading me – Like watching me falter, watching me struggle to comply and be the woman he asked to marry, powers him- as though he wants to break me piece by piece. Fiber by fiber. Until all that’s here is the shell he created from a soul that I once owned.
Now my memories are slowly returning. And they show me a completely different side to meeting him. Our dates, falling in love. The Dante haunting me in the shadows of my mind is loving, gentle and utterly enamored with me, nothing like the man with me now.
And this is what taunts me. My tender lover turned into a debauched, cruel sadist who is determined to consume my life, destroy my mind and murder my spirit.
I am, Star, and just like with some stars in the sky, the light you see is an echo, a façade, I am already gone
I am a no one.
Especially to him. To him I am the dark in his desires, the corrupt in his depravity.
The sin in his immorality

- About The Authors -

Ker Dukey

I have always had a passion for storytelling, whether it be through lyrics or bed time stories with my sisters. I wanted to be an actress growing up so I could live many roles but I learned early on that my mind was too active, I would want to change the script haha! I would watch films and think of ways they could of improved the story if they took another direction.

My mum would always have a book in her hand when I was young and passed on her love for reading, inspiring me to venture into writing my own. I tend to have a darker edge to my writing. Not all love stories are made from light, some are created in darkness but are just as powerful and worth telling too
When I’m not lost in the world of characters I love spending time with my family. I’m a mum and that comes first in my life but when I do get down time I love attending music concerts with my younger sister, who shares my soul, we are two peas in a pod!

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D.H.. Sidebottom

Author of The Heart of Stone, Room 103 and Shadows of Sin series, and the new Blue Butterfly series.
D H Sidebottom is a fulltime mum/author. She lives in Derbyshire, England with her children and two dogs.
She is an avid reader and her tastes range from horror to erotic, but she loves to help new authors get into the 'scene'. She loves rock music and tattooed guys, and has a weakness for coffee, wine and Belgian buns

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