Saturday, February 28, 2015

{Cover Reveal} Coming Home by M.D Cruz

Coming Home by M.D Cruz
Publication Date: Summer 2015
Genre: New Adult Romance
 
 
~Summary~
 
Lexie was a teenager who thought she’d found real love in Elijah. Things were perfect until he left for football camp, and never came back. Thinking he’s dumped her she has no choice but to go on with her life. Now six years later they come face to face at a club. Lexie wants to be mad and  hate him for breaking her heart, but Elijah is making it hard for her to hate the now man she’s been in love with since high school.
 
Elijah wasn’t expecting to see Lexie his first night back in town. When he sees her and memories of what used to be come knocking at his heart, he can’t help but follow after her. He comes face to face with a pissed off Lexie, and is set on making sure he does everything in his power to win her back. He has to convince her that what she thinks happened is not the truth.
 
Can they both be together again when trust is an issue? When secrets from the past catch up with both of them in the present, can their love truly conquer all?
 
 
 
 
~About The Author~
 
M.D. Cruz
 


 
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Book Spotlight: Beautiful Surrender (Forever #3) by Priscilla West

Beautiful Surrender (Forever, #3)
Beautiful Surrender (Forever #3) by Priscilla West
Publication Date: November 2nd, 2013
Genre: Adult Erotic Romance
 
 
~Summary~
 
“What gives you a thrill Kristen?”

The conclusion to the Surrender Series by Priscilla West.

No one is who they seem to be.

Kristen let Vincent into her heart because he seemed so different from everyone in her conservative world of wealth management. She thought they shared something special, but when she realizes that Vincent has been playing her the entire time, her heart is crushed.

As Kristen’s relationship with Vincent reaches a crisis point, a man from Kristen’s past returns looking for a second chance. Is her ex-boyfriend really looking for redemption or is his goal something more sinister?

Kristen struggles to hold herself together, until she discovers a revelation that will change everything.
 
 
~Sequel To~
 
Forbidden Surrender (Forever, #1)Secret Surrender (Forever, #2)
 
 
 
 
~About The Author~
 
Priscilla West is a USA Today Bestselling author of the Forever series.

Her next book, Fearless, the sequel to Reckless, will be released on November 17th, 2014

She enjoys: cuddles, men in suits, eskimo kisses, life-sized teddy bears, and eggs over medium.

You can find her at priscillawest.com
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The Forever series currently follows three different couples. You can choose which couple you start reading about, but for each couple there is an order to their story.

Here is how it goes:

Forbidden Surrender (Vincent & Kristen 1)
Secret Surrender (Vincent & Kristen 2)
Beautiful Surrender (Vincent & Kristen 3)

Wrecked (Hunter & Lorrie 1)
Rescued (Hunter & Lorrie 2)

Reckless (Jax & Riley 1)
Fearless (Jax & Riley 2)[Available 11/17/2014]
 
 
 
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Friday, February 27, 2015

{Book Blitz + Giveaway} Senior Year Bites (The Clanless #1) by J.A Campbell

 

Senior Year Bites (The Clanless #1) by J.A. Campbell 
Release Date: 07/07/14
Untold Press
 
 
~Summary~
 
Senior year is supposed to be fun: boys, dances and graduation. It’s significantly harder to enjoy it when you’re dead.

Thanks to an innocent game of Truth or Dare, I wound up sleeping in a graveyard. Probably not the brightest thing I’ve ever done, but thanks to a couple of well-placed fangs, I’m here to tell the tale.

Vampires might stalk pop culture, but they’re just myths, right? Yeah. Not so much…

Everything seems a lot more difficult when you’re a nocturnal creature of the night, especially school. I was managing, but couldn’t keep it hidden from my friends. Steph decided that we should be cool, like superheroes, and fight crime.

I’m a vampire, not a hero. Living in a sleepy New England town, crime is a little harder to come by. At least it is until a serial killer moves into the area. He’s got the authorities stumped, but then again, the cops don’t have a teenage, blood-sucking, non-hero on their team. It doesn’t take long for me to discover the world is full of monsters. I may be one of them…but will I turn out to be the hero, or the killer everyone is looking for.



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~Excerpt~
 
Chapter 1

 

I had plans for my last year of college. I was going to find a boyfriend, go to a few dances, and though I hadn't told my mom yet, take some beginning paramedic courses in the spring. I wasn't entirely sure what I wanted to do with my life–wasn't that what college was for?–but I liked the idea of being a hero, like my dad, saving lives every day. That had been the plan anyway, but a sleepover and a late-night dare had changed everything.

A lot.

"Megan, time for school," Mom called up the stairs.

I peeked out the window, squinting at the sunlight glinting off the windshield of my Jeep. It was too damn sunny for me to get from my house to the Jeep without third degree burns–or worse.

"Honey?"

My newly sensitive ears could hear the soft brush of her socks on the carpet as she walked up the stairs. I crawled back into bed and did my best to look tired and sick. It wasn't hard with my pale skin, and I hadn't been eating well. If I didn't let her get a good look at me, she might buy that I had a cold or something. Another thought tickled at the back of my mind. I could make her think I was sick. I shoved the thought away in disgust. I wasn't going to use mind control on someone I loved.

The door creaked open, and Mom walked in. My heart would have been racing–if it still could.

"Megan?" Mom's voice sounded full of concern.

I groaned and pulled the covers down off my head. "Mmmm?"

"It's time for school. You didn't come down for breakfast." Her flat tone covered her worry with annoyance.

"I don't feel well."

"Honey…."

"I don't." I tried to make myself sound hoarse.

"You've been eating so poorly. Try to eat, and then go to school. I'll write a note for you."

I faked a cough.

Mom sighed. "You've been sick so much recently. Maybe you should go to the doctor."

"No, it's just a cold." I hadn't been "sick" that much. We rarely saw the sun this time of year. As long as I wore sunglasses, a hat, and long sleeves, I didn't burn. It was simply really uncomfortable. I felt horrible for the deception, but what could I do?

"It's beautiful outside for a change. Go outside and get some fresh air."

I panicked at the thought. "No, I just want to sleep." And I did. So very much.

It was hard enough to be awake at all on cloudy days; sunny ones were pure torture.

"Meg."

My stomach sank at the worry in Mom's voice, but I couldn't tell her what was wrong. Not only wouldn't she understand, but I didn't want to end up in the freaking loony bin when I claimed I was something that didn't really exist.

"All right, honey. Sleep well. I'll call in sick for you."

"Thanks." I mentally shrank away from her concern and fought tears of frustration. I didn't want my life to be full of lies, which put distance between us. We had to take care of each other, but I could only hide from her.

She shut my door and left, quiet footsteps strangely loud in my ears. I sighed and pulled the blanket over my head again.

My life changed several weeks earlier at my best friend's ill-fated birthday party. Well, ill-fated for me, anyway. Steph had a great time.

Truth or dare, a stupid game everyone I knew played at least once in their lives. Afraid of the truth, I had chosen the dare–spend the rest of the night in the graveyard near Steph's house. Easy enough, right? Well, it had been up until the point where I was attacked and killed. It wasn't something you normally walked away from, but for better or for worse, I had.

Vampires were in books, movies, and on TV, but I'd never believed they were real. Still, it hadn't been hard to figure out what had happened to me. Dealing with it was another story. It had taken several almost disastrous mishaps–going for a walk in the bright sunshine had been particularly painful–to convince me. Now, the cloudy New England days that had been the bane of my existence provided my only semblance of a normal life.

 
 
~About The Author~

 
Julie has been many things over the last few years, from college student, to bookstore clerk and an over the road trucker. She’s worked as a 911 dispatcher and in computer tech support, but through it all she’s been a writer and when she’s not out riding horses, she can usually be found sitting in front of her computer. She lives in Colorado with her three cats, her vampire-hunting dog Kira, her new horse and Traveler-in training, Triska, and her Irish Sailor. She is the author of many Vampire and Ghost-Hunting Dog stories and the young adult Tales of the Travelers fantasy series. She's the editor for Steampunk Trails and a member of the Horror Writers Association and the Dog Writers Association.

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Review: Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3)
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
Publication Date: August 14th, 2014
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover
Source: Gifted
Read: January 31st to February 9th, 2015
 
 
~Summary~
 
 
Love ignites in the City That Never Sleeps, but can it last?

Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on introspective cartoonist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and Josh are forced to confront the challenges every young couple must face, including family drama, uncertainty about their college futures, and the very real possibility of being apart.

Featuring cameos from fan-favorites Anna, √Čtienne, Lola, and Cricket, this sweet and sexy story of true love—set against the stunning backdrops of New York City, Paris, and Barcelona—is a swoonworthy conclusion to Stephanie Perkins’s beloved series.
 
 
~My Thoughts~
 
I was so excited when I got this as a gift from my dad but as time went on I started to become anxious with wanting to read it. Having high expectations, because I'm so excited to be back in the City of Love, but reading the reviews kind of made me scared. Eventually I told that small voice of fear in the back of my mind to shut up and picked up the book. I mean, who doesn't love to fall in love? I know I fall head over heels for my husband everyday and while he was away this book definitely helped me cope.

Though Isla and the Happily Ever After didn't completely sweep me off my feet I still enjoyed it. It felt a little too perfect, not much was happening and there wasn't any real struggle. It was one of those loves that came unexpected and just felt right. This is the reason why I just couldn't fall head over heels. However, Mrs. Perkins wrote it beautifully and showed a different type of love, it's the kind of love that happened to me.

I think another reason I couldn't fall into this world is because sometimes Isla just rubbed me the wrong way. Especially when she got mad at her best friend Kirk, seriously the girl just needed to chill, but she's young so emotions can be uncontrollable and not handled well. Not wanting to spoil anything but I definitely got mad at her at the end of the book, I was close to throwing the book at a wall, it was emotional and we all have had insecurities so I understand where she's coming from but she should have just talked it out! But when things feel to good to be true little doubts can start to form.

Josh on the other hand was charming as ever! I would seriously love to see this in his point of view! He surely swept me off my feet!

Overall I was glad to be back in Paris! It was one of the things I loved with Anna and the French Kiss! And I honestly don't mind that I was reading about a couple of rich kids making love. When it's right it's right and how they live is their parents doing because it's their parents money.....so I was able to let it go. And yes, they're are a couple sex scenes in this book but Mrs. Perkins did them perfectly! They were appropriate and perfect for older teens. I was actually shocked when I read there were some in here from a review because you don't have a lot of that in young adult, I loved that Mrs. Perkins pushed the boundaries!

Also, once again Anna and Etienne stole the show at the end of the book and in a big way too!! Oh my god, I'm so happy for them!! I was smiling ear to ear!! Anna and the French Kiss is going to be forever my favorite!!

Was Isla and the Happily Ever After worth the wait? Absolutely! Though I may not have been Isla biggest fan I sure loved her and Josh's love story. Sometimes if you're lucky love can just come easy and that's how it was for them. Though I missed the swooning before they got together, there was still enough for me to enjoy their story. The ending killed me with the swooning! 


On a side note- I'm also a nail tech and this cover is absolutely beautiful! It got my creative juices flowing so I created this 3d flower encapsulated look.....

 


 
 
Sweet Readings Everybody!


{Cover Reveal} Dark Secrets: Edge of Evil (Dark Secrets #2) by Shea Berkley

Dark Secrets: Edge of Evil (Dark Secrets #2) by Shea Berkley
Publication Date: March 3rd, 2015
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
 
 
 
~Summary~
 
What if nightmares, best kept in the dark, refuse to stay hidden?
 
Dr. Maya Kelbeck believes no matter how unusual her patients’ delusions, she can help. When billionaire Alden Caldwell seeks her counsel to escape a controlling relationship, she’s intrigued by his unusual diagnosis, lycanthropy—her patient actually believes he is over 400 years old and a werewolf.
 
Alden Caldwell’s life is not his own and hasn’t been since the middle ages, not since he was transformed into a werewolf. The once noble knight now finds himself no more than a slave to a female vampire who is without morals, without conscious, without a soul.
 
Maya promises Alden she can help him, and at first it looks like she can, until the supernatural world in which he lives wants him back. Can Alden convince Maya his delusions are real in time to save her, or has he just sentenced a woman who cares for him despite his past transgressions to a fate worse than death?
 
 
~Sequel To~
 
Dark Secrets: Stone Cold Dead (Dark Secrets, #1)
 
 
~About The Author~
 
Shea Berkley
 
Shea Berkley started out writing nonfiction (not so fun) and quickly moved into fiction (totally fun), and knew she'd found her calling. (Her family was thrilled she'd found friends to play with even if they weren't technically real.) She's still pleasantly surprised people are willing to pay to read her stories. Besides writing, her many diversions include kickboxing, reading awesome books and hanging out with her loud and rambunctious family. With five kids (all girls), her biggest job is to make sure the little darlings don't harass the neighbors and then play dumb when the cops come knocking on her door.
 
 
 
 
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Thursday, February 26, 2015

{Cover Reveal} The Infinite Expanse (The Journals of Krymzyn #2) by B.C Powell

The Infinite Expanse (The Journals of Krymzyn #2) by B.C Powell
Publication Date: March 31st, 2015
Genre: New Adult Science Fiction Fantasy
 
 
~Summary~
 
Evil lurks in the desolate Barrens of Krymzyn. For millions of Eras, predators with insatiable cravings have prowled the wasteland. When a traitor of the Delta enters their realm, the solitary beasts may finally have a leader to unite them.

As a new order emerges in the Barrens, Chase and Sash begin their lives together. While Chase fights to prove he belongs in Krymzyn, the power inside Sash flourishes in ways no one could have imagined. But a vengeance from the wasteland is soon unleashed upon them.

After Chase is trapped deep in the Barrens, his only escape is into the Infinite Expanse. Unaware of the deathly perils that take shape there, he may be lost forever. For Sash to return him from the endless wilderness, she’ll have to harness a mystical energy not seen since the beginning of time.
 
 
~Sequel To~
 
Krymzyn (The Journals of Krymzyn, #1)
 
 
 
~About The Author~
 
B.C. Powell
 
BC Powell is a fantasy author from Los Angeles, CA. "Krymzyn" is his debut science fiction fantasy novel, the first book in a series titled "The Journals of Krymzyn."
 
Powell has a diverse background, having held several creative positions in the entertainment industry, including executive roles at ABC-TV and Technicolor. In recent years, he's authored several non-fiction works, primarily educational books and training programs for trading the financial markets. He dual majored in journalism and philosophy at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

Writing fiction has been his lifelong passion and goal. "Krymzyn" is his first published novel and represents, in his words, "finally finding the story I want to tell with characters that are able to bring that story to life." He's an avid reader and lists Ernest Hemingway, Frank L. Herbert, Stephen King, Jane Austen, and Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. as his favorite authors.

Brad, as he prefers to go by in personal communication, lives with his longtime girlfriend, three sons from a previous marriage, and their rescue dog and cat. He enjoys hiking, ocean kayaking, spending time at Southern California beaches, movies, and reading.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

{Cover Reveal} Belong to Me (A Moore Crossing Novel) by Laura Howard

Belong to Me (A Moore Crossing Novel) by Laura Howard
Publication Date: March 31st, 2015
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
 
 
~Summary~
 
Kate and Noah thought they had the kind of love that could last through anything. Until their world crumbles out from beneath them.
 
After months of separation, the tragic death of Jack, Kate’s twin and Noah’s best friend, throws them back together. As they try to heal from the horrific loss, will they be able to overcome old wounds or are they destined to live separately forever?
 
 
 
~About The Author~
 
Laura   Howard
 
Laura Howard lives in New Hampshire with her husband and four children. Her obsession with books began at the age of 6 when she got her first library card. Nancy Drew, Sweet Valley High and other girly novels were routinely devoured in single sittings. Books took a backseat to diapers when she had her first child. It wasn’t until the release of a little novel called Twilight, 8 years later, that she rediscovered her love of fiction. Soon after, her own characters began to make themselves known. The Forgotten Ones is her first published novel.
 
 
 
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

After Dark Review: Billionaire Kink by Virginia Wade

Billionaire Kink
Billionaire Kink by Virginia Wade
Publication Date: May 21st, 2012
Genre: Adult Erotic Romance
Pages: 50
Format: Kindle
Source: Free on Amazon
Read: February 13th, 2015


~Summary~

When sex becomes an obsession...

Desperate to continue funding her Family Free clinics, Gretchen Fox agrees to an unorthodox business deal with the mysterious and eccentric billionaire, James Gordon. His control over her is established, as he observes and records her in a series of naughty encounters.

Not content to be a billionaire's plaything, Gretchen turns the tables on her employer, chaining him to a bed. He is at her mercy now, helpless, naked, and utterly enraged. Her obsession is about to be realized, and there is nothing he can do to stop her.

This story contains erotic romance, lesbian sex, bondage, threesomes, anal sex, double penetration, rough sex, rimming, forced orgasm, kidnapping, and dominance and submission. All characters are eighteen and above. Adult 18+

 
~My Thoughts~
 
 
A girls got to do what a girls got to do....
 
Gretchen is on a hunt for a new funder to provide for her families non profit Free Clinics. With her last chance meeting with billionaire James Gordon he gives her a proposition, he'll give her the money in return of her becoming his sex plaything. At first she thinks he's insane and it's a no deal but of course something happens and she has no choice but to agree if she wants her families free clinics to survive.
 
I too thought he was insane, like who comes up with these things? And when Gretchen asked him why he choose her his answer was half ass if you ask me. But I guess that's another reason why his character is so mysterious and why Gretchen eventually becomes obsessed with him. I can see why she became obsessed, he gave her nothing so she had to find everything out on her own (it's like when teenage girls are crushing on teen heart throbs, we've all been there). However, I thought her obsession of hers was going to come sooner and maybe me reading this off my phone made me feel like it took forever.
 
Her obsession comes to light at the end of the book and from the summary I thought it was going to be the focal point of the story. However, it's all build up. It wasn't bad, not in the least! I was turning hot page after hot page, I just couldn't put it down cause I just had to know what the billionaire planned to do to her next. But again, from the summary I just thought it was going to be her finally taking control.
 
Overall, I enjoyed this! It's definitely kinky and from the very beginning! I was hooked, couldn't pull my eyes away! Though I enjoyed the steamy scenes I just couldn't connect to James and the relationship that apparently bloomed between Gretchen and him. I honestly don't see what they have is more than just lust. But other than that, it was interesting
 
 

     
 
 
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{Book Blitz + Giveaway} Shh! (Oxley College) by Stacey Nash

 
 
 
Shh! (Oxley College #1)
Shh! (Oxley College) by Stacey Nash
Publication Date: February 23rd, 2015
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
 
 
~Summary~
 
Nineteen-year-old Olivia Dean has the perfect reputation, the perfect boyfriend, and an increasingly perfect CV. She has it all, until Christian breaks up with her in public, calling her out as a self-gratifying sexoholic: the kind that plays solo. But Olivia doesn’t masturbate all night — the only thing she does is sleep … right?
 
Now all the boys on campus seem to want her attention for the absolutely wrong reason — including resident hottie, Logan Hays. He’s pulling out his best moves to gain her attention, so resisting his sexy charm is hard work. With rapidly slipping grades, a disturbingly lurid reputation and demanding parents, Olivia must discover the truth behind her rumoured sleeping problem. If she doesn’t, the perfect life she’s worked so hard for may slip away, including the one person who has Olivia breaking all her rules — Logan.
 
What do you do when you’re asleep?
 
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Shh! is a story about acceptance, learning to trust and in turn love while facing life’s unexpected difficulties.
 
NB: This book is of a mild heat level, and contains no explicit sex scenes.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
~About The Author~
 
Stacey Nash
 
Writing for the young and new adult market, Stacey's books are all adventure filled stories with a lot of adventure, a good dose of danger, a smattering of romance, and plenty of KISSING! Hailing from the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, she loves nothing more than immersing herself in the beauty and culture of the local area.

Author of the Collective Series; Forget Me Not and Remember Me. And Oxley College Saga; Shh! and Wait!
 
 
 
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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Books For Nothing (22) Jenny Pox & Six Moon Summer


Books for Nothing is where I’ll be updating you guys on free Kindle reads.
 
download tons of Freebies weekly and sometimes I’m too lazy to let you guys know about the tons of books I get on I am a Book Hoarder, so I decided to create this! That way you guys can enjoy the awesomeness too as who doesn’t love the word free!
*Note: If some aren't free they became non-free after I scheduled this post


Jenny Pox (The Paranormals, #1)
Jenny Pox (The Paranormals #1) by J.L Bryan
Publication Date: July 22nd, 2010
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance


~Summary~

Eighteen-year-old Jenny Morton has a horrific secret: her touch spreads a deadly supernatural plague, the "Jenny pox." She lives by a single rule: Never touch anyone. A lifetime of avoiding any physical contact with others has made her isolated and painfully lonely in her small rural town.

Then she meets the one boy she can touch. Jenny feels herself falling for Seth...but if she's going to be with him, Jenny must learn to use the deadly pox inside her to confront his ruthless and manipulative girlfriend Ashleigh, who secretly wields the most dangerous power of all.

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Not recommended for readers under eighteen.

BONUS: Includes an excerpt of Glimpse by Stacey Wallace Benefiel.

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Six Moon Summer (Seasons of the Moon, #1)
Six Moon Summer (Seasons of the Moon #1) by SM Reine
Publication Date: April 29th, 2011
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal


~Summary~

Rylie's been bitten.


She's changing.


And now she has three months to find a cure before becoming a werewolf... forever.


Rylie's parents force her to attend summer camp, but she's just as miserable at the girls' camp as she was at home-- there's nothing vegetarian for her to eat at the mess hall, she hates hiking and archery, and the other campers taunt Rylie mercilessly. One night, the bullying goes too far, and Rylie runs away. She doesn't get far. It's a full moon, and she isn't alone in the forest.


She wakes up unharmed in her cabin the next morning with no memory of what happened. The only sign something has changed are the healed scars on her chest, her increasingly keen senses, and her sudden craving for raw, bloody meat.


A boy from the other camp seems to know what's happening to her, but Rylie isn't sure if she can trust herself with Seth. He's way too cute and he knows way too much.


Rylie soon learns that she only has until the end of summer before she becomes just like the monster that attacked her: a man-eating werewolf hungry for human flesh. Unless she can find a cure, she's going to transforming at the end of the summer and lose her life to the hunger. 




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