Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!!!

Hey Sexy Readers!  Hope you have had a 2013 full of amazing books.  I'd love to hear what your favorite books of 2013 were.

I've read a lot of great books in a lot of genres this year, and it is hard to list favorites, partially because my memory is a little shifty and I know I'll be forgetting to list some of the great books I've read.  Well, I'll give it a shot anyway.  Here are some of the great books I've read this year. 

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill- Fantastic story-telling! Creepy and awesome.  I also recommend Horns and Heart-Shaped Box by the same author.  

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein- A book I'm guessing will stay on my "favorite books of all time" list.  As the list would suggest, for all time.  It was incredibly great.  

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt- Witty, great story, really interesting use of language suited to the period.  Loved it! 

Winter Blues by Jade Goodmore- No good guys, no bad guys.  Real people dealing with tough situations, attraction, disconnection, re-connection. and the messiness that is live and love.  

Unbound by Cara McKenna- A female character who has been through and continues going through some pretty amazing changes in her life.  A unique male lead.  A pretty spectacular connection for both of them.  

Only for You by Genna Rulon- A book that does a great job of integrating witty, sexy, funny with some pretty serious and important topics.  Addresses the culture of violence and the important role of the bystander, and challenges victims face in a way I found completely refreshing.  

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris- Love him.  Love everything he writes.  This is no exception.  

Exposure by Iris Blaire- My only problem with this awesome piece of sexual-tension-laced goodness is that it wasn't longer.  


Friday, December 27, 2013

Hard Rock Improv by Ava Lore- Cover Reveal



Rose Alton had her future all planned out: excel at her career, find love, make a family and get rich. Then she got fired. Now after years of 90-hour work weeks she’s living out of her car and struggling to hold it together. Convinced she’ll turn it around any day now, keeping up appearances is her highest priority, but when Manny Reyes, her sister’s friend and drummer of the band The Lonely Kings, discovers her deception her secret is out… or so she thinks. To her surprise, Manny offers to keep her secret and invites her to Hawaii where the band is shooting their latest video. Rose hates to be anyone’s charity case, but with nowhere else to go and needing a vacation she reluctantly accepts and is whisked away to the island paradise. Rose soon discovers Manny isn’t like anyone she has ever met, rock star or not, Instead of lavish hotels, fine dining, and parties until the break of dawn, when not on the set Manny prefers illegal camping, playing for change, and smoking out with the local hobos on the beach, and as Manny’s guest Rose is stuck tagging along. But as Manny teaches Rose how to slow down and break some rules, she realizes she can’t control everything…least of all her heart.
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Hard Rock Arrangement (The Lonely Kings #1)
Hard Rock Remix (The Lonely Kings #2)
Hard Rock Improv (The Lonely Kings #3), cover designed by Cover It! Designs

About the Author

Ava Lore was raised by hadrosaurs and lives to corrupt the innocent. When not writing erotic romance, she spends her time thinking about writing erotic romance and drinking enough iced coffee to kill a musk ox. She lives in Texas and is the curator of one kid, one husband, one dog, one garden, and a million knitting and spinning projects. Ava yearns for you tragically. Please email her at authoravalore@gmail.com and let her know what’s on your mind!

Heights of Desire by Mara White- Book Blitz

Title: Heights of Desire (Heightsbound Series #1)
Author: Mara White
Genre: Erotic 18+
Publication Date: December 24, 2013
Cover Designed By:Daniela Medina
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.

A woman who has everything meets a man who can offer her nothing but trouble. They bring each other to a height of desire neither thought possible, but is it enough to overcome the differences that tear them apart?
Kate Champion, a forty-two-year-old, married mother of two, leads an enviable upper class life of luxury. Her comfortable path takes an unexpected detour after a chance encounter at a neighborhood playground.
Jaylee Inoa is a twenty-two-year-old, second generation New York Dominican with close ties to the Heights and the gangs that run them.
Her life of privilege is no match for the code of the streets he navigates with ease. When a crime of the heart leads to a crime in the flesh, how far will she go to redeem him? Can she risk all in her life that is golden for the love of her golden-eyed man?
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About the Author
I’m a reader, a writer, and a lover of all things romantic. I’m also a coffee, hot sauce, ink, telenovela and Bikram Yoga enthusiast. I live in New York City with my husband and two children, and I spend a lot of time on the playground.
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Que Sera Sera by Katija O- Book Blitz

Title: Que Sera Sera
Author: Katija O
Hosted by: Forever Me Romance

After spending her whole eleventh grade in love with Dean, without as much as a goodbye he leaves for a new life overseas.  Breaking Kaylah’s heart.
Believing that a fresh start would be the best remedy to cure her heartbreak she enrols at her local community College where she’d hoped to move forward from her old life and have a fresh start with new surroundings and new people.
When the first day of school arrived all of her plans came to a halt when Dean walked back into her life without warning.  Was this what she wanted?  Could she go through this again and lose another year?
Enter Josh … he seemed to be everything that she had dreamed of and more, could he be the one to fill the void that Dean had left, helping her move on?
Or could she rekindle what she had with Dean … maybe taking things further this time?


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Not to stray from the common Author cliché, I loved to read as a child – I actually excelled in reading from a young age.  This was definitely to my advantage.  In saying that I only enjoyed reading “happily ever after stories.”
As I grew older my pleasures turned to “teen romance stories” with the obvious transition being heavy love stories and of course Jackie Collins’ novels.
Then due to relationship and work commitments my reading all but ceased until my children were at an age where I could steal and hour or two (which then became and hour or four). 
A few years ago I discovered the Twilight Saga, this kept my thoroughly entertained for years as I read and re-read numerous times… Enter 50 Shades.
Whilst I was a little fearful to read this erotic tale, something tugged at my inner thoughts and I succumbed, like everyone around me falling for the likes of one Christian Grey. 
I continued from that moment reading many many stories and getting involved with Indie Authors from around the globe – something then happened to me.  I awoke one Saturday morning with a whole story fixed in my mind.  This had happened to me a lot over the years but this story was so clear and concise and I acted on in with the inspiration of the Indie Authors.
That’s when my first novel Majestic Pearls was born – it has grown from there and is a beautifully work in progress.  In the interim, I wrote my current story, a novella entitled Que Sera Sera.
When I'm not at my desk, I'm reading – beta reading, or just plain reading.  As a full time mother and wife my life is very full.  My other passion, other than writing and family is Music … music from yesteryear is my genre.


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