Cover Reveal: Two Roads by L.M. Augustine


Title: Two Roads
Author: L.M. Augustine
Expected Release Date: August 26, 2013
Genre: Romance/New Adult
Cover designed by: E.M. Tippetts Book Designs


Book description:

The only person poetry-loving Cali Monroe hates more than herself is Logan Waters, the geeky kid who lives in the dorm building next to hers.

Ever since Cali’s parents told her she would amount to nothing, she has felt entirely inadequate. Friendless and alone, she takes on the mean girl role in hopes it will make her feel better–and Logan serves as the perfect target. He infuriates her with his obnoxiously long lashes, his all too perfect dimpled smile, and his complete lack of personality outside of his intelligence. It doesn’t hurt that he’s part of the reason her brother is dead, either. So Cali hates him, and he returns the favor. Thus, their prank-filled, insult-driven rivalry is born, and torturing Logan quickly becomes the highlight of her life.

But when Cali’s parents set them up on a blind date, she begins to realize Logan might not be as boring as she always thought. He shares her love of poetry, takes a sadistic pleasure in making fun of crepes, and he makes her blush when he calls her smile pretty.
And hey, maybe those long lashes of his aren’t that obnoxious after all...

About L.M Augustine:

L.M. Augustine is a YA romance author who is obsessed with writing about dorky teenagers, love, and happy endings. He currently lives in New England, where he spends far too much time reading books and screaming at his computer, and he believes that the solution to the world’s problems can be found in chocolate cake. Click To Subscribe is his first novel, but it won’t be his last.

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HEY everyone! :)

I wanted to take a moment and say THANK YOU! Thank you for being a part of such a wonderful time in my life! After a lot of thought and love, I’ll no longer be blogging for LLL. I’m SOOOO grateful for the amazing opportunities I’ve had working with this incredible group of girls! I couldn’t have asked for a better group of friends to begin sharing my love of books with. :) I hope you’ll continue to think of me and follow me in my new venture!

Amanda, Elizabeth and I have created a new blog: The Novel Tease. You can follow us on Twitter (@TheNovelTease) and “Like” us on Facebook (! We have so many great things coming up, we hope you stop by! :)

Once again, THANK YOU for all the love this past year! It means the WORLD to me! Best wishes for you all! :)


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Review: Let Love In by Melissa Collins

let love in coverTitle: Let Love In
Author: Melissa Collins
Genre: Contemporary Romance/New Adult
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Book description:

What would happen if you lost everything? If the people who were supposed to love you unconditionally were no longer there for you, how would your world change?

Madeleine Becker lost everything when her parents died when she was ten years old. Ripped from her home and everything that she has ever loved, she is forced to start all over again. The only way for her to move on is to build walls around her heart and keep everyone at a safe distance. Her logic: she can’t get hurt if she doesn’t fall in love.

That theory is blown to pieces when she meets Reid Connely during her freshman year at college. He is gorgeous and darkly mysterious. He understands Maddy’s pain all too well, but sharing his pain would mean breaking down the walls he put up around his own heart. Conflicted between loving Maddy and hiding his dark past, Reid starts to reevaluate his world. Maddy’s inner strength, snarky personality and breath taking beauty help Reid to make peace with his past.

Together they find out what happens when they let love in.

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I’m so impressed and SHOCKED that this is Melissa’s first book. It’s a wonderful debut and great first installment to Reid and Maddy’s story! I’m very eager to read the next book because I have a gut feeling that I’ll love it just as much as the first…if not, MORE! <- and that’s saying a lot! Bravo Melissa! :)

Maddy is one of those people you admire for their will to keep going. She’s lost her parents at a very young age and most recently, her grandmother. She feels like she’s a burden to her best friend and her mother as they take her into their home, with open arms. Maddy is excited, nervous and scared to move away for college, but she knows it’s what she needs to grow. Once she’s there and makes new friends, she begins to break those walls she’s put up. Even her ex-boyfriend, who loved her more than she could’ve ever hope for, wasn’t enough for her. With a new change of scenery, Maddy is finally open to letting love in, and that’s exactly what she does when Reid storms into her life.

Reid has a past that scares him too, and he doesn’t want to share it with anyone. He shares a bond with Maddy: he doesn’t have a family either. Actually, he does but they don’t speak, and you’ll just have to find out why by reading the book! ;) #PlotTwist! He’s moody, a womanizer, and not looking for something serious. However, after seeing Maddy for the beautiful person she is (inside and out), he knows she’s trustworthy. They both fall madly in love and struggle to not let their pasts dictate their future.

This was a beautifully told story about a hopeful, young couple that learns to appreciate life. They both have tragic pasts, but together they’ll find a way to work through their difficulties of believing in people and what it means to love. Reid is that bad boy we all adore and hate. The first encounter will make your blood boil and then your heart stop!  You’ll want to slap him and then kiss him with the things that he says. He’s that rebel turned good! All thanks to meeting his perfect match: Maddy! ;)

melissa collinsAbout Melissa Collins:

I am an independent author / self-publisher in the Contemporary Romance / New Adult genre. I hope that you love reading my stories as much as I love writing them.

My other job is teaching high school English. I’m passionate about reading and love getting lost in a good book, especially when it’s the one that comes from my own mind.

I’m a wife, mother of 3 beautiful boys and lover of all things romance.

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Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book directly from the author or publisher I was not paid to read or review this book. All opinions are my own, and I was never influenced by anything or anyone.


Review: Marilyn’s Red Diary by E.Z. Friedel

MARILYN_Title: Marilyn’s Red Diary
Author: E.Z. Friedel
Genre: Historical Fiction
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Book description:

Marilyn’s Red Diary is shocking, funny, scandalous and sad but always brutally honest. Marilyn Monroe is caught between intellectual giants – her award-winning playwright husband Arthur Miller and her dashing politician boyfriend Jack. Then along comes Jack’s fiery brother Bobby. The world’s dream girl relates her intimate adventures with many of the era’s who’s who. Marilyn’s Red Diary is a touching portrait of a hard-working, extremely bright woman, trapped in her own sensuality and, tragically, born far ahead of her time

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An exclusive excerpt from Marilyn’s Red Diary:

…So I break down and start crying again, because I’ve messed it all up. ‘I believed in love and all I got were lies. So I chose to believe them.’

‘My God, child.’ At this point Dr. Greenson is almost pleading, ‘There is the adult Marilyn, who very much believes in herself. A very hard working, bright person who forges ahead. This woman is a role model to millions, including me. You became a major success completely on your own. No one gave you one damn thing and you’ve already given back so much.’

I stop crying, shocked by his last statement. ‘I still feel no one wants me as a wife. Which makes me think I’m such a failure.’

‘Now that’s truly nuts,’ Dr. Greenson comes over and hugs me. ‘You are one of a kind, which makes you feel lonely right now.’ He pushes me slightly away so he can look at me, so caring. ‘But you are a marvel who shows it’s as important to give as to take. With real beliefs you stand up for. My kids are crazy about you. And as for your suitors, you have two or three extremely suitable men just dying to get closer.’


First off, I have to say how very impressed I was with the amount of research and dedication it took to write this. Great job E.Z.!  I’m a huge Old Hollywood fan, and was very intrigued when I found out about this book. It’s a very interesting read, and it will make you empathize even more with Marilyn Monroe and her struggles.

Marilyn’s Red Diary made me think twice about the way other books make me feel after reading them. Maybe it’s because it was written in a fictional, autobiographical kind of way, but it moved me.

This story is a diary, as the title says. It’s Marilyn Monroe’s infamous diary that recaps her life two years before her untimely death. It describes her sorrow, her relationships, and much more, leading up to the night she passed. As many of us know, Marilyn’s death was ruled a drug overdose. However, this story gives an account of what might’ve happened the night she was found and who was involved.

Strangely enough, after finishing the book (in one sitting I might add) I was drawn to “Google” her death and more on her life. The claims of what might’ve been omitted from her autopsy report were truly surprising and made me shiver; it was all very interesting. I’ll try not to give too much away, (although you’ve probably heard many conspiracy theories already), but this second look into the bombshell’s tragic life was something I didn’t expect. I don’t want to spoil what could’ve happened to the star, but I can confirm there are mentions of the famous Kennedy brothers and how they were trying so hard to keep their reputation pure.

Once I finished, I immediately remembered when I took a communications course in college and had to write a persuasive speech. Your goal is to have a ‘call to action’. More specifically, the speech must make your audience want to get up and do something, whether it’s writing anything for a cause, sharing your view online, or just looking up more information. It should make your audience act and respond. I feel that’s what this book did for me. Just like blogging is for us, we share our reviews with fans hoping that they pick up these stories that touch our hearts, or open our minds. Marilyn’s Red Diary made me see a more vulnerable side to a person I wasn’t too familiar with before, and perhaps in the future, be more intrigued to follow news of her. Her childhood, her romances, her inner struggles, and even her death, are things I found very fascinating to read about.

I’ve never been obsessed with Marilyn. Natalie Wood, YES! (I even went and bought a book about Natalie’s life and loved it!) That’s how I feel people who loved Marilyn Monroe, the famous icon, would feel about this book. I’m not saying after reading this I’m a HUGE fan of hers now, but it made me more empathetic towards her. Noting again that it IS fiction, reading this will make some want to learn more about her life and not just her suspicious death.

If E.Z.’s goal, writing this novel, was to get more people to talk about Marilyn then I think he achieved that. After so many books I’ve read (and granted I’ve read more fiction than non), I can’t think of any other that’s made me want to do some research or just reach for Google (in general) after finishing it.

Marilyn’s story was sad, but I also came out of it with a great sense of hope. I felt like she was talking to a best friend and in this case that was me! HEY! :) haha I could imagine her speaking in her soft voice, and retelling how she feels about her relationships and her health. It was different than any other book, in a good way. Great job E.Z.!

Once again, I want to share my favorite line from the novel:

‘You are one of a kind, which makes you feel lonely right now’

ez-friedel-author-bio-picAbout E.Z. Friedel:

E.Z. Friedel is a novelist and surgeon. His first novel, The Cutting Room, based on his medical experiences in Spanish Harlem, was published by Bantam. It sold out its first printing of 50,000 copies and was optioned three times to NBC. He lives in Atlantic Beach, N.Y., and has done 20 years of research for his second novel, MARILYN’S RED DIARY.

After a long career as an orthopedic surgeon, E.Z. Friedel has written a novel about his lifelong obsession: the life and death of the late, great mega-movie star and American sex symbol, Marilyn Monroe. Years of research and biographical sleuthing have paid off. Marilyn’s Red Diary — deliciously voyeuristic and eminently plausible — is a fictionalized account of Marilyn Monroe’s final two years, and a medical mystery that puzzles out the truth of how she died.

Friedel’s first book, The Cutting Room, was based on his medical experiences in Spanish Harlem. Published by Bantam, it sold out its first printing of 50,000 and was optioned three times to NBC. A 1968 graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University, and a 1961 graduate of Valley Stream Central High School, Long Island, N.Y., Friedel currently lives in Atlantic Beach, N.Y. with his wife and two dogs.

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Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book directly from the author or publisher I was not paid to read or review this book. All opinions are my own, and I was never influenced by anything or anyone.

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Cover Reveal: Good Intentions by S.L. Scott

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Title: Good Intentions (Welcome to Paradise, #2)
Author:  S. L. Scott
Expected Release Date:  September 9, 2013
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Age Group:  New Adult
Cover designed by: Okay Creations
Reveal organized by: AToMR Tours


Book description:

Two words sum up my summer in paradise: Evan Ashford.

I have a life back home I must return to, though my heart battles this reality. What started as a carefree summer fling has become so much more. Evan has become so much more. He’s become everything. Cupping his face, I stare into his deep blue eyes, wanting to lose myself once more… needing to know he feels this too.

Although our connection won’t stop the summer’s end from rushing toward us or silence the demons Evan battles, I have faith our love can overcome the obstacles that will undoubtedly arise from us choosing to be together. I still worry… Will our good intentions be good enough? But I’m all in, willing to take the risk, knowing he can destroy my heart if I’m wrong.

Like a riptide, I was forever changed by one woman: Mallory Wray.

Our eyes meet and we spend a moment looking into the others’, reading the fear and the love that mingles within. I move slowly down and kiss her forehead, her nose, her eyelids, her cheeks, and her chin before I kiss her lips again—soft and gentle, not rushed, but sensual. She smiles and I die inside knowing that I won’t get to see her face every day. I’ve been spoiled by this sweet angel giving me all her days and nights. I possessively take hold of her wrists and like so many times before, the air stills as our connection intensifies. I can’t help myself when it comes to her.

I kiss her.

Rain pours down harder and I wrap my arms around her, engulfing her body, her love, her soul.


About S.L. Scott:

Crop 3S.L. Scott has a degree in Journalism and is the author of Amazon bestseller, A Prior Engagement, her debut novel, Naturally, Charlie, and several novellas, including Amazon best seller, Sleeping with Mr. Sexy, and Morning Glory—all currently available on Amazon. Pursuing her passion for telling stories, she spends her days escaping into her characters, letting them lead her on their adventures. She is a Contributor to Huffington Post as well as writes for her own blog along with several other popular sites.

Travelling, music festivals, and surfing are a few of her hobbies she loves, but she doesn’t get to enjoy on a regular basis. She has an obsession with movies, a varied taste in books, and collects Fitz & Floyd teapots. With a memory full of useless trivia facts, and a Keurig addiction, she loves a fun night in with her family as much as a loud night out with her friends.

Scott lives in the lively city of Austin with her husband, two young sons, and two Papillons, enjoying life in the beautiful hill country of Texas.

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Cover Reveal: Frontline by Alexandra Richland

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Title: Frontline
Author: Alexandra Richland
Release Date: August 6, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Mystery
Cover design by: F.S. Meurinne (Contact e-mail)

Book description:

When nurse Sara Peters treats celebrity billionaire Trenton Merrick for a mysterious injury to his forehead, she is blindsided by what follows: A passionate exchange in the examination room, followed by an invitation to Trenton’s mansion the next night.

Trenton spins a web of deceit and seduction around Sara that both repels and attracts her. One part humanitarian, the other international financial mogul, his professional and public life are a curious contradiction. As Sara journeys deeper into her feelings for Trenton and begins unraveling the mystery behind his injury, she finds herself embroiled in a game of trust and betrayal, where the odds are stacked in Trenton’s favor, and the outcome for the loser is too terrifying to conceive.

An exclusive excerpt from Frontline:

Mr. Merrick moves his face closer to mine. I hold my breath, thinking he’s going to kiss me. Just before our lips meet, he turns his head and grazes his nose across my cheek. The air rushes out of my lungs.

“I would never hurt you, Sara. You must trust me.”

He sounds sincere and I’m compelled to believe him.

With a sharp hiss, he drops his head to my shoulder and pulls our bodies together. “Tell me you change your mind.”

“I . . . I . . .” Words fail me as he moves my shirt collar aside and grazes his teeth across my skin.

“Tell me you’ll see me tonight.”

As he trails hot kisses down my throat, I throw my head back and melt into his arms,
succumbing to the pleasure that radiates throughout my body. I may have let my guard down, but this time I think I know exactly what I’m doing.

“Yes, I’ll have dinner with you tonight.”

Mr. Merrick removes his lips from my neck and plants his hands on my waist.

“You want me, don’t you?” He stares into my eyes, daring me to deny what he already knows.

I nod.

His fingers dig into my hips. “Say it.”

“Yes, I want you.”

About Alexandra Richland:

Alexandra Richland spends rotating twelve-hour shifts working as a registered nurse at a Toronto hospital, indulging in her love of science and medicine, and caring for patients with their own unique tales to tell. When she is not on duty, Alexandra escapes into her own imagination. Therein lies a fantasy world of thrilling adventure, gorgeous men, classic Hollywood glamour, exotic getaways, and a seductive dose of romance. Alexandra captures these stories in her popular novels, The Starlight Trilogy and Frontline, and her short story, Gilded Cage. Say hello to her on Facebook and on Twitter.

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RELEASE DAY: Left Drowning by Jessica Park

Left Drowning coverTitle: Left Drowning
Author: Jessica Park
Genre: Contemporary Romance/New Adult

Book description:

Weighted down by the loss of her parents, Blythe McGuire struggles to keep her head above water as she trudges through her last year at Matthews College. Then a chance meeting sends Blythe crashing into something she doesn’t expect—an undeniable attraction to a dark-haired senior named Chris Shepherd, whose past may be even more complicated than her own. As their relationship deepens, Chris pulls Blythe out of the stupor she’s been in since the night a fire took half her family. She begins to heal, and even, haltingly, to love this guy who helps her find new paths to pleasure and self-discovery. But as Blythe moves into calmer waters, she realizes Chris is the one still strangled by his family’s traumatic history. As dark currents threaten to pull him under, Blythe may be the only person who can keep him from drowning.

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

Note: due to mature content recommended for Ages 17+


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Jessica ParkAbout Jessica Park:

Jessica Park is the author of the young adult novels Flat-Out Love and Relatively Famous; five Gourmet Girl mysteries (written as Jessica Conant-Park); and the e-shorts Facebooking Rick Springfield and What the Kid Says (Parts 1 & 2).

Jessica grew up in the Boston area and attended Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. After spending four years in the frigid north, including suffering through one memorable Halloween blizzard, Jessica hightailed it back to the east coast. She now lives in (relatively balmy) New Hampshire with her husband, son, bananas dog named Fritzy, and two selfish cats. When not writing, Jessica indulges her healthy addictions to Facebook, Rick Springfield, and super-sweet coffee beverages.

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Blog Tour: A Love Like This by Kahlen Aymes

a love like this coverTitle: A Love Like This
(The Remembrance Trilogy #3)
Author: Kahlen Aymes
Genre: Contemporary Romance/New Adult

Book description:

Settled in New York City, Ryan and Julia Matthews seek to enjoy their idyllic newlywed life together. Julia’s high-profile job at Vogue and Ryan’s promising career in medicine will surely set them up for everything they could ever want. Their only obstacle seems to be finding enough time to spend together.

When a scuffle at Ryan’s hospital puts his life in danger, a colleague steps in to save him but is critically injured in the process. In a heroic and unwavering effort, Ryan manages to save her life, but her injuries irrevocably change her future forever.

What happens next will push Ryan beyond human endurance, when he is forced to decide how much he will pay for his new friendship and Julia, what she is willing to sacrifice in order to spare herself the unspeakable pain of watching someone else try to replace her in Ryan’s heart.

Join Ryan and Julia in the heart-wrenching conclusion to the unforgettable story of an incredible love, worth every single sacrifice…

For there is nothing more sacred than… A Love Like This…

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The Future of Our Past (Book 1)
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An exclusive excerpt from A Love Like This:

“Is your husband that dear Dr. Ryan?”

I smiled brightly. “Yes! Do you know him?”

“He’s a sweetie. He buys Vogue every month at the gift shop and gives it to me. Of course, I thought it strange, such a virile young man reading a woman’s magazine, but he explained that his wife works there.” Acknowledgement dawned on her face, pale with too much powder than punctuated with too much blush. “You?” She pointed a long, bony finger at me, and smiled.

I nodded, my cheeks infused with heat. “Guilty. I didn’t know he bought it, though. It may be because I don’t bring copies home. Work intrudes enough.”

The woman smiled, her bright red, Marilyn Monroe-esque lipstick a stark contrast to her pale skin. “She’s been moved out of critical care; in room 511 dear. You go right on up.” She waved me toward the steel doors of the elevators to our left. “Say hello to your handsome husband for me, if he’s here.”

“I expect that he is. It was very nice to meet you…” I hesitated.

“Oh, Louise. But Ryan calls me Louie. Now, don’t be jealous, honey.” Her light blue eyes sparkled from her jovial expression.

I couldn’t help but giggle. “I won’t. It’s so nice to meet you, Louie!”

kahlen aymesAbout Kahlen Aymes:

Kahlen is an award-winning author of sizzling hot, deeply moving contemporary romance. Her stories are filled with intense love, passion, angst and emotion that breathes life into her characters and leaves her readers captivated. She lives near Omaha, Nebraska with her daughter, Olivia and their three dogs. Creative by nature, she enjoys the arts, music and theater… But the love of her life is writing!

Represented by Elizabeth Winick-Rubinstein of McIntosh & Otis Literary Agency, the first two books in her series; The Remembrance Trilogy are available now. Come and experience Ryan and Julia’s mad, mad love.

Fun Facts:

  • Used to teach ballroom dancing.
  • Spent lots of time doing Community Theater including Grease, Joseph and the Amazing
  • Technicolor Dreamcoat and others.
  • Loves to Rollar Skate
  • Once jumped naked from a hot tub into a snow bank. (Boy, was that stupid!)

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