Thursday, October 31, 2013

BLOG TOUR: Texas Redeemed – Isla Bennet + giveaway & excerpt!

Released: May 2013

Ranch owner Valerie Jordan learned the hard way that people carve out their own destiny. She knows firsthand what can come of one night of unchecked attraction and lost inhibitions. And she also knows there’s only one way to handle guarded missionary doctor Peyton Turner: with caution. Thirteen years ago, they went from being friends to lovers to strangers. To save himself and outrun his past, Peyton disappeared. Now the prodigal son of Night Sky, Texas, is home—though he has no intention of staying. But once the revelation that he and Valerie share a troubled teenage daughter sends him on a hunt for answers, there’s no avoiding one another…no ignoring the undeniable desire that draws them together.

Texas Redeemed is a passionately written and emotionally gripping story of lust and risk, love and forgiveness, of confronting the damaging secrets of the past for a chance at redemption.

★ Goodreads | Amazon ★

A fabulous giveaway is up for grabs!
Valerie could match his stubbornness measure for measure. “I’m not leaving then.”

He swaggered into the bathroom, then came the sounds of a toilet flushing and water running. He appeared in the doorway with a toothbrush sticking out of his mouth. “Still here?”

“I said I’m not leaving.” She emphasized her point by sitting at the foot of the bed.

Peyton said nothing more as he brushed and rinsed, then stalked into the bedroom to grab a pair of crumpled jeans from the floor and yank them on. “You look good in my bed, Val.”

“Seriously, that’s not why I’m here.” She walked to the opposite side of the room. “So what’s with the scar? Did you miss the patient when you were operating?”

The look he gave her was grim. “I was mugged and stabbed while I was on a mission. It happened a long time ago and as you can see, I’m fine. Luckily, all my necessary parts function.”

She mentally cringed when she met his eyes at the words necessary parts. “I don’t believe in luck.”

He ventured closer. “What do you believe?”

“That you have some ridiculous death wish.”

“I’m a doctor, not a stuntman.”

Frustrated, she shoved his shoulder. “Quit brushing off what I say. You’re a doctor who works in the most dangerous places. You’re Anthony Turner’s boy, the rebel—the guy who rode around on a motorcycle at crazy speeds and got into trouble left and right. You never give a damn what happens to you, and you never consider the people who might care.”

“You actually care, Valerie?” His eyes were shuttered, the words a low rumble.

“Force of habit.”

“Why’s that?”

“We—because we’re friends.” At his harsh look, she continued, “Isn’t that what you want? Us to be buddies again?”

“You want to be friends with the guy who hauled ass out of this town thirteen years ago. That’s not me. I’m different, Valerie. I’m not that man, and too much has gone down for me to want to be. And if you don’t realize that, you’re making a mistake.” He brought his lips toward hers, almost touching her. “Get to know me.”

It might as well have been an erotic proposition. Instantly her body reacted—a warm wave passed over her skin, her mouth watered, her thigh muscles clenched. “Peyton …”

“I want to learn you.” This time he did touch her, tracing the scar next to her eye with the tip of his finger before molding both hands to her buttocks and urging her forward.

Instantly she felt his heat … and the need to have his hands right where they were, but with her skirt out of the way. Something in the way he squeezed her flesh and parted her legs with one of his told her he was more than ready to fulfill that need.
Isla Bennet’s first encounter with a smoldering hero was on the junior high school bus—between the pages of a novel. Books have been her constant through growing up in the Midwest, partaking in some wicked travels, and working as a bookseller and nanny while earning two college degrees. She’s studied everything from English to sociology to art, and has figured out that she loves meeting people—particularly the ones she makes up. These days she indulges in her weakness for carpentry and all things retro, and dives into a new love story every day as a writer, freelance editor and RWA member—all while pursuing her wish to become a horseback-riding, volleyball-playing, French-speaking seasoned traveler.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

WoW: Mine - Katy Evans

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine to spotlight releases that we're looking forward to! Here is my choice this week...


Title: Mine
Author: Katy Evans
Is it a sequel? Book #2 of the Real, Raw and Ripped series
Release Date: November 5th, 2013
Synopsis from Goodreads:
He's mine, and I'm his. Our love is all-consuming, powerful, imperfect, and real…

In the international bestseller REAL, the unstoppable bad boy of the Underground fighting circuit finally met his match. Hired to keep him in prime condition, Brooke Dumas unleashed a primal desire in Remington "Riptide" Tate as vital as the air he breathes . . . and now he can't live without her.

Brooke never imagined she would end up with the man who is every woman's dream, but not all dreams end happily ever after, and just when they need each other the most, she is torn away from his side. Now with distance and darkness between them, the only thing left is to fight for the love of the man she calls MINE.


My Comments:
I'VE GOT MY ARC FOR THE TOUR!!! I just started it and oh my God, LET ME LICK YOU REMY. I can't wait to finish this book  and share my thoughts with you guys ;)

What are YOUR choices this week? Let me know in the comments below!

COVER REVEAL: All The Pretty Lies - M. Leighton

Boy, have I got a treat for you guys. I present to you a super smokin' cover for M. Leighton's All The Pretty Lies!

All The Pretty Lies
By M. Leighton
Date to be Published: October 22nd, 2013


Sloane Locke has led a sheltered life.  However, with a history like hers, she can understand why her brothers and her father want so much to protect her.  She has gone along with it for twenty long years, but those days are over.  For the girl who never makes promises, Sloane has made a pact with herself that things will change on her twenty-first birthday.  So when the clock strikes midnight, Sloane strikes out to spread her wings and break a few rules.
In addition to inking skin, Hemi Spencer possesses many talents. Controlling himself has never been one of them.  It’s never had to be.  He’s lived a life of indulgence for as long as he can remember.  Right up until tragedy struck.  Now, he’s nothing but controlled. He’s a man on a mission, one who will let nothing and no one stand in his way.
Nothing in their lives could’ve prepared Sloane and Hemi for what they’d find in each other—distraction and obsession, love and possession.  But the one thing they can’t find is a future.  Neither one has been totally honest.  And they’ll soon learn that the devil is in the details.  In the details and in the lies.
How far will two people go to live in the now when the now is all they’ve got   
★ Goodreads ★

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M. Leighton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Wild Ones and The Bad Boys romance trilogies.  She is a native of Ohio, relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she lets her mind wander to romantic settings with sexy Southern guys much like the one she married and the ones you'll find in her latest books.  When her thoughts aren't roaming in that direction, she'll be riding horses, swimming in ponds and experiencing life on a ranch, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.  

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★ Website | TwitterGoodreadsFacebook 

Without further ado (I think I just pissed my pants looking at the hot cover!), here it is!

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

RELEASE: Someone to Love - Addison Moore + GIVEAWAY!!!

Book: Someone to Love
Author: Addison Moore
Hosted by: InkSlingerPr

Released: October 29th, 2013
“If you don’t give your heart away, you can’t get it broken.” When twenty-year-old Kendall Jordan transfers across the country to Garrison University, the last thing she’s looking for is a one-night stand. Unfortunately that’s exactly what gorgeous Cruise Elton offers. Kendall has long since come to realize that love is an illusion, and Cruise couldn’t agree more—but something deep inside her wants him all for herself. So Kendall devises a plan to “play the player” and proposes that Cruise tutor her in becoming a female version of himself—Garrison University’s own playboy. But as real feelings emerge, the game gets complicated, and Kendall and Cruise will find themselves questioning everything they thought they knew about love.

This book is intended for mature audiences due to strong language and sexual content.

Addison Moore is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author who writes contemporary and paranormal romance. Previously she worked as a therapist on a locked psychiatric unit for nearly a decade. She resides on the West Coast with her husband, four wonderful children, and two dogs where she eats too much chocolate and stays up way too late. When she's not writing, she's reading.

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Let Love Heal (Book #3)

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Monday, October 28, 2013

BLOG TOUR: Fighting Fate - Linda Kage + REVIEW & GIVEAWAY!!!

Released: July 28th, 2013

*New Adult Romance*

Forgiving your brother's murderer may be noble, but falling in love with him borders on betrayal.

When Paige Zukowski enrolls at Granton University in honor of her dead brother, she has no idea fate will land her on the same campus with the very guy who killed him. But Logan Xander isn't quite the murderer she's always believed him to be.

A day hasn't passed since the tragedy that Logan doesn't wish he could go back and undo everything. It doesn't take Paige long to realize he's suffered as much as she has. Forgiving him for ruining her life might not be so impossible after all. But when she actually starts to like him and realizes he likes her in return, their true anguish begins.

"It doesn't matter how wrong it is or how much I fight it, I'm drawn to you. I can't get you out from under my skin."
Fighting Fate was an immensely wonderful read. It was intense and heart-wrenching. The characters were absolutely bewitching and the storyline was just creative and amazingly developed. I fell in love with Logan over and over again and my heart broke for the broken boy.

This book was absolutely amazing. At first, it started out sort of slow and I was a bit too lazy to continue it but as the story unfolded, I fell in love with it over and over. It was so beautiful and just so saddening. The deaths, the characters, what had happened to all of them. Fucking brilliant.

The story starts with Paige Zukowski who enrolled in Granton for her dead brother. Her dead brother whom everyone loved and adored. Her dead brother who she loved and adored. Everyone was devastated over his death. Her mother suicided and her father became an alcoholic. No one was there for her aside from her best friend, Kayla.

When she hears Logan Xander's name in one of her classes, she freaks. Of course she would. I would too if I heard that my brother's murderer entered the same school. She despises, loathes, hates, detests, and any other synonyms you can find in the thesaurus, Logan.

But as she follows his actions throughout campus, she realizes that he wasn't at all what she expects him to be. She imagined this cocky asshole who had a big mouth, spreading shit around campus, but in reality, he was a broken boy who worked his ass off for everything, who was noble, who was willing to give up whatever he was doing to make sure Paige was happy with it.

This book just tore me apart.

Every time Logan tries to do something nice for Paige, she just retaliates. She has all this pent up anger and blame inside of her that she pushes everything towards Logan. She didn't know how much he was suffering as well. So when Logan's being considerate, she's just like:

And I'm just screaming at her: "BECAUSE HE'S SUCH A NICE GUY"

Initially, I was pissed at how rude and stubborn Paige was being. But then every time I got mad, I tried putting myself in her shoes and I realized that I probably would've reacted the same way. Putting my brother's murderer and I in the same room? Not a very good idea.

Mariah: "You're the best looking guy on campus. I'm sure girls throw themselves at you constantly. Why don't you ever take what's offered?"Logan: "Because I don't deserve it."

And ughhh, he just chips me to pieces okay.
"And when he manages to smile, it almost hurts to look at him because he's still so tormented." – Paige
 Do you hear that sound? Yes, that one. It's the sound of my heart exploding.

I cried so many times during this book because I was just so heart-broken over everything. Over Paige and her brother and her family. Over Logan and his suffering. Over the whole story. Over their forbidden love.

But it's such a fantastic read overall.

Oh, and did anyone else notice the reference to Love Me with Lies series by Tarryn Fisher? ;)
"I heard the third one's the best, but I can't imagine why Caleb's the hero in that story, and he's a total tool." 
Minor Faults:
  • Slow start


★ Goodreads | Amazon | B&N ★

EEEEP!!! The author is extremely generous with this giveaway as she is giving you readers a chance to win the items below:
(5) eBooks of Fighting Fate – International
(5) Print copies of Fighting Fate – International
(1) $25 Omnific Publishing Gift Card – International
Linda is a contemporary romance author from the midwestern USA, where she lives with her wonderful husband, daughter, and nine cuckoo clocks. The eighth and final child of dairy farmers, she was forced into having a vivid imagination if she ever wanted to do something one of her siblings hadn't already tried. Feel free to visit her at her website:

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Release: Let Love Heal - Melissa Collins + GIVEAWAY, BOOK TRAILER & EXCERPT!!!

Book: Let Love Heal
Author: Melissa Collins

Released: October 27th, 2013
Perfection. We all strive for it, but what happens when the desire to be perfect consumes you? What happens when the need to bury your mistakes blinds you?
Melanie Crane has always been the perfect daughter, friend, student – she’s been perfect at everything, in fact. But when she lets her insecurities, the ones that she keeps hidden from everyone, get the best of her, she falters in her pursuit of perfection. Melanie crumples under the pressure and buries her pain. Numbed by sadness and guilt, she is determined never to let anyone find out how broken she really is.
Bryan Mahoney may appear to have everything in order. He’s charming, witty and completely swoon-worthy. In short, Bryan has life all figured out, but appearances can be deceiving.  When the landscape of Bryan’s family changes in an instant, he’s left to pick up the pieces.
Not all bruises leave a mark. Now, weary and afraid, Melanie and Bryan must find a way to let love heal their broken and jaded hearts.

I’ve always been an avid reader. Majoring in English Literature was a no brainer. Becoming a teacher and instilling my love for reading into my students was also a no brainer. I’ve spent the last ten years teaching and I’ve loved (mostly) every minute of it. When I was home on maternity leave for my third son, I discovered a new genre that sparked my creativity. My passion for writing sprang from my love of reading and once I knew I had a story to tell, I couldn’t wait to get it out there. I only hope that my readers enjoy reading my story as much as I enjoyed writing it.

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Links to Buy:
Let Love Heal (Book #3)
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Saturday, October 26, 2013

RELEASE: HER - Carey Heywood + GIVEAWAY!!!

Her Release Day Event

Book: HER 
Author: Carey Heywood
Genre: Contemporary Romance 

Her BN Kobo
Released: October 26th, 2013
You know her side of the story, now learn his. "It was useless. I felt branded beneath my skin by a girl who left without even saying goodbye." When Will Price was assigned a partner for a sixth grade class project he had no idea she would become his best friend. After years of friendship, she eventually became so much more. Then, one day she left with no explanation. Will’s life shattered right before his eyes and he was left alone to pick up the pieces. Floundering, Will must figure out a way to carry on, to find a way to exist without her. Seven years later, a chance encounter leaves him desperate to get her back. He has one week to make her his again. Not everyone gets a second chance with the love of their life and Will is determined to never lose her again. 

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author. I make up stuff and write it down. Here are some things that make up who I am, in no particular order; Books, Swedish Fish, Rivers, Kids (I have some), Husband (I have 1), Dog, Wuss, Reader, Elephants, Mermaid Shows, Belgian Chocolate, Plastic Rings, Fizzy Water, Abs (I don't have them...well yes, I have them but they're nothing to look at I meant Abs that I like to look at), Twitter (@careylolo), Making up Words, Chair Dancing, Old Movies, Cartoons, Belgian Waffles, Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, People, Kayaks, Screen Porches, Laughing, Colored Paperclips, Junky Green Laptop, Golden Rule, Falling in Love, Jumping in Puddles, Spellcheck, Windy Days.

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Links to Buy:
HIM (Book #1)

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Friday, October 25, 2013

BOOK BLITZ: Mid Life Love: At Last - Whitney G + GIVEAWAY!!!

Mid Life Love: At Last
By Whitney G.
Contemporary Romance

If you ask me if Jonathan Statham makes me happy, I’ll say ‘Absolutely. He’s the man of my dreams and I can’t wait to marry him.’ If you ask me why my ex-husband Ryan is currently one inch away from me–staring into my eyes and pressing his hand against my cheek, I’ll say, ‘I have no fucking idea…’
Claire Gracen finally has the life she’s always wanted: A career she loves, a man who’s willing to do any and everything for her, and friends that show her the true meaning of the word ‘friendship’.
As she and Jonathan prepare to make the ultimate commitment ot one another and plan the wedding of her dreams, she quickly realizes that the hurtful past she left behind in Pittsburgh is a lot closer than she thought.
Sexy, unpredictable, and as charmingly clever as ‘Mid Life Love’, ‘At Last’ will captivate you from the first page and never let you go.
**This is a companion novel to Mid Life Love**
A self diagnosed candy addict, travel junkie, and hypochondriac, Whitney Gracia Williams LOVES to write about characters that make you laugh, cry, and want to (in the case of Selena Ross) reach through your Kindle and slap them. 

She is the "imaginary bestselling" author of the Jilted Bride Series, Mid Life Love, Wasted Love, and Captain of My Soul. 

When she's not locked inside her room, feverishly typing away on her laptop, she can be found here: 

She also loves getting emails from her readers, so if you want to tell her how much you loved (or hated) her stories, email her at

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