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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

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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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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 (fb.com/thenoveltease)! We have so many great things coming up, we hope you stop by! :)

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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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Review:

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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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.’

Review:

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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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

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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.

Visit her website at http://www.slscottauthor.com

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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)
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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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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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Video Interview: CJ Roberts

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As Vilma (Vilma’s Book Blog) posted today too, the plan was for Natalie (Love Between the Sheets), Vilma, CJ Roberts and I to get together at Book Bash and film our video interview with your fan submitted questions! haha …I think Vilma explained it best..

“but…well…you know…it was SO busy…chit-chatting…carrying around all those books…signing thousands of books…drinking…doing really important WORK…dancing…we just ran out of time. But seriously, CJ is just awesome and spent almost 30 minutes at 3:00 a.m. taking the time to answer your questions! <3

“Check it out and thank you to all our followers for submitting questions!”

Hope you all enjoy it! :)

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Block 24 by Evan Tyler

Block 24 CoverTitle: Block 24
Author: Evan Tyler
Genre: Contemporary/Historical

Book description:

A re-emergence of the past…

Natalie Clarke might be spiteful at best and vicious at worst, but was that reason enough for Phillip Gise to leave her lonely and diseased? Fortunately, she has a set of devious plans that just might keep her busy enough to forget her present situation.

Guy Lewis has played Best Friend Extraordinaire to Natalie since grade school, supporting her through all of her daily drama. This time around, Guy runs into his own troubles when his fierce, wealthy manager gives him the type of attention he never asked for…or expected.

Julia Clarke, Natalie’s younger sister, has arrived in Brooklyn to uncover their grandmother’s secret life in Block 24, the site of Auschwitz’s little-known brothel. What Julia discovers proves more relevant in the present age than ever before.

Both heady and sobering, Block 24 is a look at the ways evil from the past can so insidiously visit the present.

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“Did you just say Brangelina?” he asked, laughing and shaking his head. He caressed her lower legs. “What are you—a Star! news reporter?”

“And if I was?” she asked, reaching forward, grabbing the center of his collared shirt, pretending as though she would rough him up. She smiled. “Brangelina’ is a very efficient term. Saves a lot of syllables. It’s genius, really.”

He grabbed the center of her blouse, drawing her even closer. She could feel his soft breath on her lips. “So, what would that make us?” he whispered. “’Natlip?’”

She grinned, staring at his lips. “No. That would make us ‘Phatalie.’”

He squeezed his eyes shut, laughing quietly. He let go of her shirt and clutched her lower back. “I like that, baby. It’s got potential.

Her stomach fluttered. It was the first time he had called her baby, and he said it with the Johnny Depp deep, lazy voice that made her toes curl in her sneakers. Plus, if she wasn’t mistaken, his use of “potential” referred to more than a hybrid name.

“That’s right,” said Natalie. “It’s gonna be ‘Phatalie. Because we’re phat. P-H-A-T. Pretty Hot And Tempting.”

He tickled her waist. “Did you just quote a movie?”

“Yep. Money Talks. It’s the one with Charlie Sheen.” She rubbed her hands quickly up and down his cheeks, as though she were warming his bare face. “My mom took Guy and I to see it when we were younger.”

“Guy?” He circled her wrists loosely and clapped her hands together. “Who’s that?”

“He’s my best friend.”

Philip nodded, looking down at her legs. After a moment’s silence, he looked back up. “So, you quote movies with ease, eh?”

“I do a lot of things with ease,” she returned, moving his hands to her thighs.

He took a deep breath and ran his tongue over his lips. “I’m sure.” He slid his hands from her thighs to her ankles, a safer region.

Natalie wondered what he was trying to do…or avoid doing. For the sake of her pride, she retreated. “I would tell you what I do with ease,” she said before turning on a pitiful Jack Nicholson impersonation,“but you can’t handle the truth.”

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Evan Tyler is an author by day, a lead guitarist by night. Her favourite authors are Toni Morrison and John Steinbeck. Her favourite guitarists are Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn. She aspires to be like all of her favorites. Her debut novel,  A Happy Accident, was the merging of her musical and literary aspirations. Evan’s second novel, Block 24, is a venture in a whole new direction.

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Cover Reveal: Ending a Broken Journey by Melissa L. Delgado

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Title: Ending a Broken Journey
Author: Melissa L. Delgado
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 3, 2o13

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A childhood crush who moved away. An adult love that shattered her world. Twenty-seven year old Mackenzie Tillson hasn’t been living for quite some time, rather, just existing. Life is passing her by and even with the love of her friends and family she can’t quite seem to snap out of the disconnected bubble she has created around her. Moving day by day as a shell of a person who once knew what it meant to live.

Until one day, the boy who first had her heart comes back. With a vengeance…Drew Dean has been apart from the girl he loved all of those years ago for far too long and now that fate has provided them with a second chance, he will make it clear to her that she is, and always has been the one for him. But what Drew discovers in the process, is Mackenzie may just end up being completely unreachable.

Is it possible to get through to someone who has no intentions of ever letting anyone in again? Can a person find their way through the darkness and emptiness they’ve created? For Mackenzie, trudging along in life alone is where she feels she deserves to be. But will she find it in her to fight and break the barrier of the internal distorted view she has of herself? Or will she let everyone and everything slip away?

As Mackenzie tries to piece together the remnants of her shattered existence, she inadvertently discovers life, love and loss are one in the same. A hopeful journey to be taken with an ending to fill the emptiness she’s carried for too long.

Melissa DelgadoAbout Melissa L. Delgado:

I love anything and everything pertaining to make up or beauty. I love to write and shop. I love going to the movies and spending time with my friends and family. I love to dance. I love to laugh and to make others laugh. I’m inspired by dance, music, poetry, and photography. I feel there is beauty in everything. I believe to get respect you have to give respect and to treat others how you want to be treated. I love everything and anything vintage. I love Jesus and believe in having faith in the unseen and unheard. I love to have fun and make new memories. But mostly, I love life. Enjoying the road I’m on, and making the most of it.

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Review: Left Drowning by Jessica Park

Left Drowning coverTitle: Left Drowning
Author: Jessica Park
Genre: Contemporary Romance/New Adult
Release Date: July 16, 2013
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

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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I need to take a breath before I write this review. (cue 10 second long breath)

WOW WOW WOW is really all I can say about this story! This is the third book I’ve read by Princess Jessica Park and I can truly say that her writing keeps getting better and better. (As if that’s even possible!) This story, and the characters, will stay with me forever. I really mean that. It’s everything you want and love in a novel. It’s beautiful, heartbreaking, funny, sarcastic and thought-provoking. Just incredible!

In most stories you have the hero/heroine with a love interest and some background characters that serve as comic relief, but with Left Drowning, every one of those characters (to me) was a main character and vital to the story telling. I was rooting for each one of them and actually anticipated reading about them in the next scene. This wasn’t just a romance, it was a book about realizing the grass is greener on the other side and life does get better.

Blythe suffered a huge and miserable event in her life that she will never get over. She replays those tragic moments in her head and even though it’s been a while, those memories are still fresh. She’s at a point in her life where she needs…something. A wakeup call, a big break, a change…something.  She’s barely hanging on a thread and still trying to cope with the death of her parents. While in her last year of college, she tries to make the best of it while still struggling to socialize. Then, by a random chance, she meets the Shepherd clan and the siblings change her life in more ways than one. Chris, the oldest, helps her survive and endure the pain, but what she doesn’t know is that she is saving him too. He has his own history which has scarred him for life that Blythe can empathize with. Their pasts link them together and help mend their broken hearts so they can both find joy again.

Left Drowning is worth reading over and over. This story DID make me cry, so take this as a warning…or maybe I’m just an emotional reader. ;) However, if you have a heart, you’ll really adore these people and their personalities. You won’t be able to resist falling in love with this epic story! Absolutely brilliant! Bravo Princess! :)

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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Book Blitz: Shooting Stars by Karina Halle

Shooting ScarsTitle: Shooting Stars
Author: Karina Halle
Genre: Romance/Suspense
Release Date: August 20, 2013
Publisher: Grand Cen­tral Publishing
 

Book description:

Sometimes the right choice can be the deadliest.

When Ellie Watt made the ultimate sacrifice for Camden McQueen, she never thought it would be easy. But walking away with her ex-lover, Javier Bernal, in order to ensure Camden’s safety has brought a whole new set of dangers. With Javier’s plans for Ellie growing more secretive by the moment, Ellie must find a way to stay ahead of the game before her past swallows her whole.

Meanwhile, Camden’s new life is short-lived. Fueled by revenge and pursued by authorities, he teams up with an unlikely partner in order to save Ellie. But as Camden toes the line between love and retribution, he realizes that in order to get back the woman he loves, he may have to lose himself in the process. He might just turn into the very man he’s hunting.

Told in dual POV from Camden and Ellie.

 

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Karina is represented by Scott Waxman of the Waxman Leavell Literary Agency.

**I love to read when I have a chance. I love making new friends, too. But PLEASE don’t add me if you’re an author just wanting me to read your book and promote yourself shamelessly. You should have more of a reason for friending me than THAT. Also, please don’t recommend me books, I have enough on my TBR and not enough time to read. And I’m a super picky reader. Cheers!**

The daughter of a Norwegian Viking and a Finnish Moomin, Karina Halle grew up in Vancouver, Canada with trolls and eternal darkness on the brain. This soon turned into a love of all things that go bump in the night and a rather sadistic appreciation for freaking people out. Like many of the flawed characters she writes, Karina never knew where to find herself and has dabbled in acting, make-up artistry, film production, screenwriting, photography, travel writing and music journalism. She eventually found herself in the pages of the very novels she wrote (if only she had looked there to begin with).

Karina holds a screenwriting degree from Vancouver Film School and a Bachelor of Journalism from TRU. Her travel writing, music reviews/interviews and photography have appeared in publications such as Consequence of Sound, Mxdwn and GoNomad Travel Guides. She currently lives on an island on the coast of British Columbia where she’s preparing for the zombie apocalypse.

***disclaimer***
When I’m not writing, I’m reading. And when I’m not reading I might be writing up a review. I’m wary of books with a lot of hype but unless something has bad reviews across the board, I’ll probably still take a chance on it and give my honest opinion. Everyone is different and I won’t pass up an adventure just because someone else didn’t like it. And that’s what I think when I look at my bookshelf…what adventure can I go on today?

 

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Blog Tour: Ambrosia by Erin Noelle

Ambrosia-ebook-cover-for-web[1]Title: Ambrosia (Book Boyfriend #2)
Author: Erin Noelle
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Young Adult
Cover Design by: Hang Le
Photo by: Toski Covey

Book description:

After coming to terms with the tragedy that rocked her world, Scarlett MacGregor has returned to try to pick up the pieces of the broken relationships that she left behind.

Ash and Mason were left devastated and heartbroken following Scarlett’s sudden, unannounced departure. They are both ready and willing to forgive her and welcome her back into their lives with open arms.

However, a lot can happen in 8 months…

Scarlett must learn to overcome the obstacles thrown in her path to prevent the past from repeating itself.

Can she learn to fly with her own wings and discover the secret to eternal love?

**Recommended for readers 17+ due to sexual content and harsh language.

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An exclusive excerpt from Ambrosia:

ASH

She let me kiss her. She didn’t argue with me when I told her that we would never say goodbye. She smiled, just slightly but it was still a smile, when I called her my Psyche. I couldn’t focus on all of the other things she said. I knew she was angry and hurt; she had every right to be. I had tried to deny what she meant to me one too many times, and I was still afraid the last time may have cost me her forever.

But finally I had something I hadn’t had in a long time ~ hope. Despite her hateful words and lashing out, I finally felt a semblance of the peace I could only find in her presence. I didn’t know what my next move was, but I sure the fuck wasn’t giving up. After experiencing a life without her in it, I would never give up on her. I would never give up on

erin noelleAbout Erin Noelle:

Erin Noelle is a Texas native, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. First a bookkeeper, and now an author, she often jokes that she’s a woman of numbers by day and letters by night. Erin is an avid reader of all romance novels and a huge sports fan. Most nights you can find her cuddled up in bed with her husband, her Kindle in hand and a game of some sorts on TV.

Fun Facts:

  • Favorite food: bacon
  • Originally went to college to be a nurse, ended up with a degree in British History; now works as a bookkeeper and an author
  • Drives a Mini Cooper named VanderBlue
  • Makes a rough draft& final copy of grocery list, which must be in the order it comes in the store
  • Doesn’t eat anything that ends in –erry
  • Loves to fold towels
  • Listens to and sings Christmas carols year round

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Review: Ambrosia by Erin Noelle

Ambrosia-ebook-cover-for-web[1]Title: Ambrosia (Book Boyfriend #2)
Author: Erin Noelle
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Young Adult
Cover Design by: Hang Le
Photo by: Toski Covey
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

Book description:

After coming to terms with the tragedy that rocked her world, Scarlett MacGregor has returned to try to pick up the pieces of the broken relationships that she left behind.

Ash and Mason were left devastated and heartbroken following Scarlett’s sudden, unannounced departure. They are both ready and willing to forgive her and welcome her back into their lives with open arms.

However, a lot can happen in 8 months…

Scarlett must learn to overcome the obstacles thrown in her path to prevent the past from repeating itself.

Can she learn to fly with her own wings and discover the secret to eternal love?

**Recommended for readers 17+ due to sexual content and harsh language.

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Where do I even begin? I’ve been patiently waiting (and I mean, sitting on my hands trying not to tell Erin to please hurry) for this book to come out! :) You all know how I felt reading Metamorphosis. That book was amazing and I was hungry for more of the trio that is Sam, Ash and Mason. Not even 5 min after receiving the ARC of Ambrosia, I locked the door and started reading! I just had to start it immediately!

So much happens in this second installment that I really don’t even know where to begin. Sam has definitely grown a little. She wants what she wants and she’s not afraid to get it. If you read the first book you know how it ends and all the surprises that come with it. The heartbreak we all felt when we read about Ash and the butterfly tattoo. AHH almost too much to take I could tear up even now! Ash was such a jerk but you still love him, and that’s why I love Erin’s writing. How could she create a character that makes me want to slap and kiss him at the same time?! Smh… Then there’s Mason *sigh* He’s always been by Sam’s side, giving her the attention she craves, and now it finally seems that they can be a couple. However, Ash isn’t letting Sam go until he explains himself, and as much as she wants to keep him away, she can’t deny the feelings she still has for him. Is it possible to love two people at the same time? Who knows, but these books will definitely make you think!

At the end of Book 1, I have to say I was Team Mason! *cue the cheers and applause* Now, at the end of Book 2, I have to say…I’m Team Ash! *cue the gasps and background cheers* haha AHH!! It’s so hard to choose but I love both guys and want them to each find their happy ending! Ambrosia is a fully loaded book that will surprise you! Metamorphosis was about Sam’s self-discovery and her transition into being an adult, and now in Ambrosia, Sam is transforming into a fierce, young woman. She’s a lot stronger and bolder because of her past struggles, and now she’s fighting for her happiness without trying to feel sorry for actions. Sam’s scared she’ll make the wrong decisions and acts brash sometimes (which drove me CRAZY), but she tries her hardest to follow her heart. Everyone makes mistakes but it’s how you deal with them that shows your growth.

There were a few times during reading that my jaw literally dropped because I didn’t see things coming. I can only emphasize that Sam is NOT the same girl from Metamorphosis. I’m hoping that in the next book we see a more mature Sam that finally makes a decision on who she wants to be with, or what she wants to do with her life. I’m hoping to see the bright spirit of Sam from Meta mixed with the passion of Sam from Ambrosia. This book seemed a little darker, which is understandable seeing as Sam felt like she lost everything while she was just starting to live on her own with Evie and then in a few months it’s all gone. She’s broken. Plain and simple. When she finally returns, she’s sure she’s made up her mind but things change. I saw glimpses of the old Sam, and that made me happy. I felt a lot of inner struggles and indecisiveness from her in this book but I knew it was coming. This isn’t the modest, but curious Sam we knew before. This is the vixen and provocative Sam who’s living in the moment, and trying to find herself in the process!

This was a great next installment in the lives of Scarlett, Mason and Ash. I think both Team Ash and Team Mason fans will enjoy this book! So anxious for Book #3: Euphoria! :)

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erin noelleAbout Erin Noelle:

Erin Noelle is a Texas native, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. First a bookkeeper, and now an author, she often jokes that she’s a woman of numbers by day and letters by night. Erin is an avid reader of all romance novels and a huge sports fan. Most nights you can find her cuddled up in bed with her husband, her Kindle in hand and a game of some sorts on TV.

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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.