Monday, September 30, 2013

Whiskey Lullaby By Dawn Martens and Emily Minton Blitz Tour



Whiskey Lullaby
Authors: Dawn Marten and Emily Minton

Blurb: Julie Walker thought she found true love with Jase. Until he betrayed her in the worst way, with one of her best friends. Devastated and heartbroken she runs away,leaving behind her family and friends. She starts a new life filled with secrets.

When Julie meets Dean, she thinks he is the answer to all her prayers, but Dean isn’t who she thinks he is.

Jase Gibson is a player. Even when he had the girl of his dreams, he still played. When he lost Julie, his life fell apart. He turned to whiskey and women, to fill the void. But, only Julie will ever make him whole.

Nine years later, Julie's back home, but shes not alone. What will happen when all of Julie's secrets are uncovered?
Jase vowed that if he ever got her back, he would do right by her and never let her go. Will he let Julie's secret keep them apart?

When Julie's ex-husband refuses to be her ex, Jase must choose to help her or hang on to his anger.
Jase and Julie have to find a way to give their whiskey lullaby a happy ending.

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 Dawn Martens: I'm Dawn. I co-wrote a two books (Chase and Kade) with fellow author Chantal Fernando, in the Resisting Love. We went solo on three of the books, she wrote Ryder, and she is writing James, and I just finished writing Derek.
I drink too much, Swear too much, and Read too much. Yes I read too much. I don't have a filter, and I tend to speak before I think.
I'm a beta reader for many authors, I'm on a few authors ARC list, because apparently I'm THAT awesome. ;) And I also Edit. Not a professional, but I do help a few with that.
I have two children, 5&2, and have another on the way. They bug the shit outta me, but hey, that's what kids are supposed to do. ;) Married since 2007. He's amazing, but he's also a bigger pain in my ass than my kids are.
I love to read. and I love being able to write stories that *I* want to read!
I couldn't do this without the help of some very special friends!


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I'm Emily.  I am the proud mother of two lovable but irritating teenagers. I have been married for over twenty years, but I would gladly trade my husband for Tatum Jackson any day!
If you are wondering who that is, you need to read Sweet Dreams by KA now. Kristen Ashley is my queen!
I love to read.  I am a complete mommy porn junkie!  I have more books on my kindle than most people could read in a lifetime, but I will get to them all eventually!
I am also an avid blogger.  I love to share my favorite books and pimp my favorite authors.
I just finished writing my first solo book, Windows.  I hope you all enjoy it!


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No Turning Back by Casey Peeler- Release Day Launch and Review!


No Turning Back Synopsis:

After getting involved with Dylan, the bad boy of the Dixon High Swim team, Charley decides to stay close to home for college. It’s just safer that way. Later, she realizes it’s a mistake, just like dating Dylan. She decides to put the past behind her and leave the small hick town of Grassy Pond. There is only one problem; she makes this decision three weeks before the fall semester begins.

Charley packs up her Honda and heads to Southern College. On the morning she’s about to leave, Cash walks back into her life. He has been her best friend since they were four and is the only one who knows the REAL Charley. She leaves her farm in Grassy Pond with all kinds of “what if” questions.

Charley decides to live her college career to the fullest. She finds a great group of friends, joins the swim team, and meets a guy named Joe. He’s got eyes that make ya wanna melt!

At college, she encounters a new problem. Charley has been away from home for only forty-eight hours before she breaks the two promises she made to herself. Will she be able to overcome her past? Find new love? What will happen with Cash now that he is back in her life? Will she find what she is wanting in Jackalope Joe? How will her first semester of college end? Joe, Cash, or alone?


No Turning Back (Full Circle #1)Review of No Turning Back by Casey Peeler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Charley is a country girl about to head to college and attempt to explore her independence and discover herself while not losing sight of her roots. She was involved in a terrible relationship in high school that ended in an awful way, and Charley is determined to move forward in her life and not let that event and relationship hold her back any longer. She goes away to school and meets Joe, who is charismatic and fun. Charley is still emotionally and physically attached to her best friend Cash from back home, and is trying hard to allow herself new experiences while not losing what she already has.

I love how straight forward and honest Charley is. She is completely up front about her feelings and intentions and it made her character completely endearing. I loved how even while she faced strong attraction to both Cash and Joe, she laid it all out there for both of them knowing that being completely honest could cause her to lose one or both of them. I also enjoyed how she was true to herself and held strong to her own needs and beliefs.

Charley's friends are fantastic, and it was nice to see her put a healthy support system in place both at home and school. Cash is obviously a big part of that support system, and he is someone that anyone would love to have in their lives. Doesn't hurt that in addition to being completely supportive and respectful, he is also super hot. A combo to appreciate for sure! Joe is an interesting character, and at times it is a true struggle for the reader to figure out who the better choice for Charley is.

There is an element of mystery to this story and there are a couple things that we are trying to figure out during most of the book. A huge piece of information is revealed to us right as the story ends, and will make it difficult to wait for the next book in the series to come out so that we can see what happens next. At times the dialogue was a little choppy and there were a couple situations where the characters didn't seem completely authentic, but overall I would recommend this book, and I will be continuing with the series as soon as the next book is released.


Casey Peeler Bio:

Casey Peeler grew up and still lives in North Carolina with her husband and daughter. Her first passion is teaching students with special needs. Over the years, she found her way to relax was in a good book.

After reading Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston her senior year of high school and multiple Nicholas Sparks’ novels, she found a hidden love and appreciation for reading.

Casey is an avid reader, blogger (Hardcover Therapy,) and now author. No Turning Back (Full Circle #1) is her debut novel releasing September 30th. Finding Charley (Full Circle #2) will release spring 2014.

Her goal is to one day be an author who is recognized nationwide like Jamie McGuire, Colleen Hoover, Tiffany King, and Amanda Bennett.

When Casey isn’t reading, you can find her listening to country music, spending the day at the lake, being a wife and dance mom, and spending time with friends and family.

Her perfect day consists of water, sand between her toes, a cold beverage, and a great book!

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Prayer for the Dead by Nicki Scalise- Release Day

Prayer for the Dead Release Day.



This is the story about a girl who lived, died, and met a guy… in that order.
Is it possible to find true love and happiness, while condemned to purgatory until the ends of days?
Olivia Brennan wasn’t eager to find out. Working for a division of Purgatory and Associates, her job consisted of one headache after another, caused by the impatient souls waiting to move onto eternal paradise. After a hard day at work, she was most content to stay home, watching reruns or reading a book. Aside from a few friends occasionally forcing socialization, her afterlife was nothing special.
That all changed the moment Drake walked into her life. He was handsome, charming, and had a sadness behind his eyes she could relate to. It seemed that Fate had finally brought her a kindred spirit…
But could Olivia move past her own dark regrets of the life she left behind or would falling for him demand the ultimate sacrifice—herself?


About the author

Nicki Scalise lives in Colorado with her husband, Jon. They share their home with four dogs and a chinchilla. Prayer for the Dead is her first novel.

Other Works

Paranormal Anthology with a Twist featuring the short-
Little Tchochkes

Apocalypse: An Anthology by Authors and Readers featuring the short - Cheyenne Mountain

Stalkers Anthology featuring the short –
 Damaged People

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Teaser

I stole a peek across the desk at the blonde in a cheerleader’s uniform. The young face was scrunched up in an unflattering scowl, sizing me up as she smacked her gum. The behavior was rude but since she’d just been through a major upheaval, I gave Chelsea some leeway. I decided comfort was a better option as opposed to discipline. So I chose to break the ice with the tried and true standbys of compassion and hospitality.

“Hello Chelsea, my name is Olivia and I’m going to be your liaison.”

POP!

Chelsea and I stared at each other in silence. Besides being given the cold shoulder, there was something about this girl rubbing me the wrong way. She reminded me of someone, but I couldn’t place whom.

I forced a smile in her direction. “Did your Reaper explain everything to you?” Receiving nothing more than an eye roll in response, I tried again. “You understand where you are and what’s happened, correct?”

“Yeah, I know where I am. Wanna know why?” I raised my brows, waiting for the smart-mouthed answer that was sure to come, “Because I’m not stupid.”

Oh right… I knew who she reminded me of, every snotty bitch that made my high school experience a living hell. Oh boy, lucky me, I get to put up with her for the next week.

Why can’t I ever just get a nice old lady who’ll sit with her hands folded neatly in her lap and patiently await her turn? Her silver hair would be curled in a halo around a tiny face, she’d call me “dear”, and, when I’d apologize for the wait, she’d pat my hand saying, “It’s all right, honey. I’m in no hurry.” But no, instead I get Chelsea the cheerleader.

I hate cheerleaders. 

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

All of You by Christina Lee- Review

All of YouAll of You by Christina Lee
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Avrey has had a rough family life, and in response has decided that she will take full control of her sex life and will only have no-strings-attached sex with men. Bennett has had a rough family life, and in response has decided that he will not have sex until he is in love. Avery has an instant attraction to Bennett, and decides she would really enjoy a night with him. He ends up moving into her building, and as they get to know each other it becomes clear that their intense chemistry and developing friendship is going to pose serious issues issues and questions for both of them.

This book had an interesting take on two people dealing with similar situations in different ways. It was also exciting to read a book where the typical gender roles of promiscuous person and virgin meet and challenge each other were reversed. It is always exciting when an author mixes things up in a way that helps us think about things in a different way.

I suspect it is impossible to read this book without falling a little bit in love with Bennett. In addition to being hot and creative, he is thoughtful and kind. He takes care of and responsibility for people even when they don't treat him well, and he is very loyal. I loved the building tension as he and Avrey both sought out and fought against their growing feelings for one another. Their chemistry was scorching, and the steamy stuff was fantastic.

I really enjoyed Avrey's character as well. I adored her relationship with Mrs. Jackson. It was really touching to see her getting some much needed support and guidance when she definitely didn't get the support she needed at home. The dedication and responsibility she had for her brother and his happiness and well being was admirable, and really helped me connect with her character. I enjoyed her friendship with Ella, but at times I felt like Rachel's character was a little too over-the-top.

The pacing of the story was good and there was just the right amount of build- up, tension, and angst as Avery and Bennett found their way through their own situations and relationship. Overall, I would highly recommend this book and would gladly read more by this author.

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Get ready people...

Have you read Consequences


If not- get on it.  This book was dark, crazy, and amazing with a great big sucker punch right at the end.  

Lucky, you won't have to wait (like I did) to read 
I loved this one even more than Consequences (and that is saying something).    

Now we are getting ever closer to the release of the 3rd in the series

Seriously people- go read the first 2 if you haven't already.  I'm not going to lie, there is some pretty crazy stuff and you will likely experience a lot of uncomfortable feelings, confusion, and the like.  But if you want a series that will make you think, and make you feel (and feel you will...a whole variety of emotions)- then this is a series to read.  I'm a believer that any book that can get me experiencing strong emotions is a good one.  Even if the emotions are challenging.    

Teasers for the 3rd book will start arriving October 4th and then the big release will be coming October 8th.  This gives everyone plenty of time to read the first 2.  Primarily because after you reach a certain point in the story, you won't be able to stop reading. 

Remember Love by Riley Rhea- Cover Reveal

~Remember Love Synopsis~
They say you can never go home again. Brenna James is about to finish her final year of college when a visit home could change everything. Fate was pushing her towards her childhood best friend, Tucker, leaving Brenna no other option than to remember memories from a time once forgotten. Can Tucker slip himself into her heart? Will he be able to show her his feelings? The biggest question is, can Tucker help Brenna remember love?





Author Bio

Riley Rhea is your typical country girl, born and raised in the Bluegrass. In
the last 30 something years, she has successfully brought into this world 3
children, which may or not be claimed by her, depending on their behavior.
Riley enjoys reading, spending time on the farm and quiet afternoons when
those who call her mom leave the house. Riley also loves country music
and drools over Luke Bryan. Riley’s biggest fears are crickets and banks.
Not just an avid reader, Riley is an active blogger and reviews many books
during the span of a week when she isn’t writing about her loveable and
sexy country boys.
She’s always had a background in writing, her mother being an author, and
one day, out of the blue, 2 characters popped into her head and wouldn’t
shut up. After some advice from a good friend, Remember Love was born.
Thank you all for taking time to get to know Riley a little better. You can
always find her on Facebook if y’all want to chat a little more.
<3 Riley Rhea



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Rose of Thorne by Mia Michelle- Blog Tour



Blurb:

When a drunk driver tragically orphans Skylar Rose at the age of sixteen, she leaves her dreams behind and takes on the daunting task of helping her elderly grandmother raise her young sister. While other girls her age were living a typical carefree life, she was picking up double shifts at a local cafĂ© and struggling to pay the bills. 

Always putting her sister’s needs and school first, Skylar has never had time to date or develop relationships. Now a senior in college, she has her sights set on an amazing internship opportunity. The last thing she needed was for a sexy distraction like Sebastian Thorne to walk into her life. 

Sebastian Thorne had been an entitled and reckless nineteen year old when he got behind the wheel of his new sports car that night. When his night of indulgence goes tragically wrong, Sebastian hesitantly turns to the one person, he knows can make everything go away…the one person he hates ..his father.

Now twenty-six, Sebastian is the young enigmatic and powerful CEO of his late father’s design company, Thorne Enterprises. With both millions in the bank and a new woman on his arm almost every night, the world never knew the dark secret he carried inside. Still plagued with nightmares from the night of that horrific accident and having to leave the beautiful girl behind, Sebastian vows to find the one that haunts his dreams. Sometimes the choice of revisiting our past opens the door to a future that we never thought possible.

Haunted by their past, these two want nothing more than to have their life given back to them. But what do you do when the person who gave you back your life, was the very one that took it from you in the first place?

* BOOK 2 THORNELESS will follow VERY VERY SOON!! Contains sexual content and abusive situations. Recommended for readers 18+ years.


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Bio:

Mia fell in love with the literary world at a very young age and began putting her active imagination to pen and paper by the age of six. Over the years, she has filled up numerous shelves with her notebooks and journals of her favorite stories. Twelve years ago, Mia began drafting The Thorne Series and through encouragement of a close friend, decided to finally take the leap of faith to bring her dream to life. She openly admits to having a hopeless infatuation with her Kindle and suffers from the one-click book addiction (No intervention required). 

Mia is currently a stay at home mom who has mastered the fine art of making a PB&J sandwich in between laundry and shuttling kids to ballet and swimming. In her spare time (“What spare time?” She laughs), she enjoys photography, traveling, and having a girls night out with her pals. She enjoys the simple things in life, such as sleeping more than 3 hours per night and 10 minute showers without being interrupted by children yelling “mommy” from the other side of the bathroom door. 

Mia Michelle resides in Tennessee with her soul mate and husband of 18 years and their 2 beautiful young children. She is currently working on her Masters in Counseling and drafting her new series. 


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Monday, September 23, 2013

Secrets of a Hart by Elizabeth James- Book Blitz


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Blurb:

Five years ago, Kendall Hart’s life changed forever. A tragedy forced her to grow up fast and become a responsible adult overnight while her friends were still enjoying high school. She lives and breathes work leaving no time for a social life and her circle of friends is small. She has no room for complications in her life…then Tristan walks in.

Tristan O’Neal is forced to return home when his father becomes terminally ill. Taking care of his parents, dealing with an irresponsible brother, and starting a new job bring challenges to his life. Starting a relationship is the last thing on his mind but when sees Kendall, he finds himself drawn to her...she is so familiar. 

Tristan is what Kendall has always wanted but life isn’t always fair. Sometimes you have to let go of the one person you’ve always loved in order to protect them. Will Tristan be able to break through the wall she’s built around her heart or will Kendall’s secrets consume her and destroy their chance at a life together?



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Bio:

Elizabeth James is the author of the Design Series. She writes contemporary romance set in her native North Carolina. A life-long reader, she began writing a novel at age fifteen, put it away with no hopes of publication, but now has realized her dream as an adult. Inspired by several bestselling authors she began working as a beta reader and her passion for writing once again surfaced. She embarked on a journey to see if she could complete a novel and Love by Design was born. With warm reception to her first novel she is now making this crazy world a part of her life. Elizabeth believes you're never too late in life to realize your dreams and this has opened up a new world of adventures and meeting new people which she loves to do. Elizabeth lives in North Carolina with her husband and their dogs. She enjoys traveling, exploring North Carolina, and spending time with her friends.





Sunday, September 22, 2013

Trust in Me by J. Lynn- Review

Trust in Me (Wait for You, #1.5)Trust in Me by J. Lynn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Trust in Me should be picked up and read by anyone who enjoyed Wait for You. Here we get the same time frame, and story, but from Cam's perspective. After reading Wait for You, I was more than happy to spend some additional time with these characters. Cameron Hamilton is a great character, and getting to experience everything from his perspective just made me love him more. It was also interesting to experience getting to know Avery without having access to her thoughts and experiences like we did in Wait for You.

This book doesn't stand alone- you need to read Wait for You first. It is a wonderful companion though, and it really got me excited for the next book in the series!

*A digital review copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Skipping Stones by JB McGee


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Blurb:

They say there are five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.

Not everyone will grieve in this order, nor will everyone go through every stage. It’s during the stage of denial when Alex Hart meets Andrew Foster. He takes her one-step closer to acceptance: the stage when new, meaningful relationships are formed. The stage when the realization occurs that this is now the new state of normal.

Just when Alex thinks she is on her way to healing, she enters the bargaining phase. That’s the phase where you wonder what you could have done differently. You wonder “what if?” Specifically, what if the ones you loved hadn’t left you?

Leaving…this is what makes heading off to war so difficult and frightening for Alex. She knows all too well what it’s like to be the one on the losing end of life, which is why she’s made it her personal mission in life to save as many lives as possible. The extreme high she gets from treating trauma victims turns into Alex’s own form of therapy, or so she thinks.

When faced with her world being turned upside down, Alex may just find that her true therapy is in the one who has always saved her.






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Bio:

J.B. McGee was born and raised in Aiken, South Carolina. After graduating from South Aiken High School, she toured Europe as a member of the 1999 International Bands of America Tour, playing the clarinet. While attending Converse College, an all-girls school in Spartanburg, South Carolina, she visited Charleston often. It quickly became one of her favorite vacation spots. She met her husband, Chad, during Christmas break her freshman year, and they married in 2001 and she moved back to her home town. 

In 2005, the couple welcomed their first son, Noah. J.B. finished her Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education at the University of South Carolina-Aiken in 2006. During her time studying children's literature, a professor had encouraged her to become a writer.

In 2007, she welcomed their second child, Jonah, and she became a stay at home mom/entrepreneur. In 2009, the found out their two children and J.B. have Mitochondrial Disease. In 2011, a diagnosis also was given to Chad. Please take a moment and learn more about Mitochondrial Disease. Awareness is key to this disease that has no cure or treatments.

J.B. McGee and her family now reside in Buford, Georgia, to be closer to their children's medical team. After a passion for reading had been re-ignited, J.B. decided to finally give writing a shot. Broken (This Series), is her first book and first series. 


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Monday, September 16, 2013

Catch My Fall (Catch#1) by Ella Fox- Cover Reveal!

Blurb:
Mia Reeve’s faith, trust and sense of security were all taken away in the blink of an eye.  In need of a fresh start, she settles into a new town and begins to make a new life.
Tristan Chamberlain has always kept girls at arms length and he has no intention of changing. He’s caring, smart, handsome, but he’s also dealing with a lifetime of guilt that’s slowly but surely destroying him.
Sometimes the thing that you run from is the one thing that will save you.
Separately, they’re both free-falling. Together, they’re about to find that love can create the strongest safety net of all.

Author Bio:
Ella Fox is a thirty-something (not that far off from forty) author who writes like a woman possessed whenever she gets the chance!  She is the author of The Hart Family Series, The Renegade Saints Series and The Catch Series.
When she’s not writing, Ella indulges the gypsy in her blood and travels the country.  Ella loves reading, movies, music, buying make-up, reading Tmz, Twitter and pedicures… not necessarily in that order. She has a wild sense of humor and loves to laugh.  Her favorite thing in the world is hanging out with her family and watching comedy movies.



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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Wait for You by J.Lynn- Review

Wait for You (Wait for You, #1)Wait for You by J. Lynn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Avery Morgansten has left her family and gone to college far away. She is doing it on her own dime, and is leaving behind a past that has been torturing her for the past 5 years. She feels like she should finally be free of everything that has been holding her back. When Avery meets hot and cocky Cameron Hamilton, she struggles to keep her secrets in place and her protective walls up. Parts of her past begin to pop up in her life now and she begins to realize that running away from her problems doesn't make them go away.

I really liked Avery, even though it was clear she had a whole lot to work through and wasn't always making choices that were helpful to her. She is smart and strong and it was wonderful to watch her develop new friendships, realize who she is and what she wants, and make her life her own. Her friends were a hoot! I love how they were snarky and a little crazy, but at the base of everything was a deep affection for one another.

Cam was just ridiculous. Ridiculously hot, and ridiculously perfect. He's got a touch of cockiness and arrogance, and has obviously been quite popular for most of his life. I loved that even with all that, he was kind to everyone, and didn't ever use that popularity to any negative end. His patience and care with Avery was so touching. Watching Cam's flirting and friendship slowly start to break down some of Avery's walls was a pretty great ride. There was definitely a slow burn going on, and it made everything that much hotter when they finally started moving forward in their relationship.

There were some pretty tough topics covered in here, and I think the author did a good job of covering some of the different emotions, angles, and ways that people can be hurt and hurt again by these things. Avery and Cam have amazing chemistry and they are completely charming together. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes the new adult genre with some emotionally charged aspects, and an exquisite build up of sexual tension between the main characters.

*A digital review copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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