Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Cover Reveal: Catching Liam by Sophia Bleu

Title: CATCHING LIAM
Author: Sophia Bleu
Publication date: Summer 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary


Synopsis:
Twenty-one year-old Jillian Nichols only has one rule when it comes to boys: catch and release. Boy-catching isn't just a game for Jillian and her friends, it's a lifestyle. After all, boys might be good for a dance or a drink and certainly a little under-cover action of the scandalous variety, but expect much else and you're bound for heart ache.

So when her best friends and fellow boy catchers start dropping like flies junior year, Jillian is determined to keep boys in her bedroom and out of her heart. Until she meets Liam McAvoy, the kind of guy that sticks around to make waffles and who can't—or perhaps won't—take a hint.

Study abroad student Liam doesn't want to be another notch on Jillian's bedpost. Actually he has much more interesting ideas for Jillian and her bedposts, but his student visa's set expiration date means he can't promise her forever. That doesn't mean he's going to walk away from the challenge of discovering why Jillian is hell-bent at keeping people at a distance.

Before long, neither is sure who is catching who—or if they're playing for keeps. Jillian knows one thing though: falling in love will not only break the only rule of boy-catching, it could also break her heart.
About the Author:
Sophia Bleu is a secret identity where I can write about fantasies and falling in love and all the smexiness in between. In real life, I'm likely catching a plane, chasing kids, or making out with the love of my life—all 6 ft 3 inches of hotness that he is. Life is pretty good.

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Cover Reveal: Unbreak Me by Lexi Ryan

Check out the cover for UNBREAK ME by Lexi Ryan!
 
 
Unbreak Me by Lexi Ryan
Publication date: May 27th, 2013
Genre: New Adult Romance
Cover design by: Okay Creations
 
Synopsis:
 
“If you’re broken, I’ll fix you…”

I’m only twenty-one and already damaged goods. A slut. A failure. A disappointment to my picture-perfect family as long as I can remember. I called off my wedding to William Bailey, the only man who thought I was worth fixing. A year later, he’s marrying my sister. Unless I ask him not to…

“If you shatter, I’ll find you…”

But now there’s Asher Logan, a broken man who sees the fractures in my fa├žade and doesn’t want to fix me at all. Asher wants me to stop hiding, to stop pretending. Asher wants to break down my walls. But that means letting him see my ugly secrets and forgiving him for his.

With my past weighing down on me, do I want the man who holds me together or the man who gives me permission to break?
 
About the Author:
 
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Ryan writes romances with humor, heat, and heart. Her books are described as fun, flirty, and wickedly sexy. A lover of learning, Lexi has been in the classroom all her life and currently holds the title of assistant professor of English at her local community college. Lexi is a proud member of Romance Writers of America. She lives in rural Indiana with her husband and two children.

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Cover Reveal- Beauty From Surrender by Georgia Cates

Today we have the cover reveal for BEAUTY FROM SURRENDER by Georgia Cates. This is the sequel to Beauty From Pain. If you haven't read Beauty From Pain, you definitely should! I really enjoyed it! So here's the cover... :)
 
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Title: Beauty from Surrender (Beauty #2)
Author: Georgia Cates
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: Adult
Cover Designer: Georgia Cates
Expected release date: May 30, 2013
 
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The story of Jack Henry and Laurelyn continues... How do you move on when he’s every song you sing? After Laurelyn Prescott walks away from the love of her life, she returns to Nashville to pursue the only dream she has left. Determined to find a distraction from the pain of losing Jack Henry, she immerses herself in her music. But with her old life comes old acquaintances and new expectations. When Laurelyn refuses her record producer’s outrageous demands, she finds herself without a career—until an unforeseen opportunity presents itself. From there it’s a rocket ride straight to the top where Laurelyn finds the success she’s always dreamed of. Will it be enough to bring her the happiness she so deserves, or will the absence of Jack Henry leave her wanting more? Jack Henry McLachlan never expected to fall in love with Laurelyn Prescott—but he did. After he foolishly let her slip through his fingers, he spends three months searching for her, but their reunion doesn’t come easy. The woman he finds isn’t the same one who drifted away without a goodbye. No longer an insecure girl on an Australian adventure, this Laurelyn is a successful musician with a promising career. Her dreams are becoming a reality, and Jack is terrified his American girl won’t have a place for him in her new life. With only a month to convince her otherwise, will it be enough time to make her visualize a life beyond the glitz and glamour, a life that includes him?  
 
About the Author
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Georgia resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent fourteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before deciding to pursue her dream of becoming an author. Despite the struggle, she has no regrets in her decision to try this crazy life. She can honestly say that she’s living the dream.
 
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Monday, April 29, 2013

Blog Tour: Guest Post & Giveaway, A Terrible Love by Marata Eros

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A Terrible Love
Title: A TERRIBLE LOVE
Author: Tamara Rose Blodgett, writing as Marata Eros
Genre: Women's Fiction/Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult/Adult
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: Feb 11, 2013
Tour Organized by: AToMR Tours
Synopsis:
Jess Mackey is living a meticulously fabricated lie of necessity. She's left the secret tragedy of her past behind along with who she was and is forging ahead with a clean slate. Jess soon discovers that passion can't be left behind; her own and that of the one man that sees who she really is. Whose presence caresses her soul in a way that may breach the peaceful life Jess has made for herself.

Devin Castile sees a young woman that is the missing puzzle piece to his existence and who is also the victim to a heinous crime. Devin convinces himself that he can remain emotionally distant even while indulging his physical desire for her. When the lies that Jess has made crumble before their attraction and the truth is revealed, one of them might pay with their life... or their very being.

(Due to sexual content and language, this book is recommended for 17+ - Adult Contemporary Women's - New Adult Fiction)
Facts about A Terrible Love Part I
By Marata Eros
1.                  I studied the art of ballet from age five to fourteen. Though I was nowhere near my fictional character, Jewell MacLeod, in expertise, I knew just enough to lend authenticity to the ballet scenes and references.
2.                  Having grown up in the Pacific Northwest in a suburb of Seattle, I love to base my stories in and around the city that I lived so close to as a child. The scenes of imagery, especially the damp weather, are very much a part of the fabric of my memories of that area.
3.                  I had a 1974 LT-1 Camaro as my first car and used it as Mitch's vehicle in ATL.
4.                  I have not seen the film, Black Swan, but found the trailer to have the dark “feel” I was going for with ATL. For some reason, those scenes from that short trailer captured the “vibe” of ATL very well and influenced the almost eerie atmosphere of her dancing scenes.
Because of my history of old house restoration I use old structures as backdrop every chance I can. You'll note in all my novels, I never use modern homes.
About the Author:
Marata Eros
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author,Tamara Rose Blodgett, writes dark romantic erotica under the pen name Marata Eros. She is a passionate reader who loves interacting with her readers and is more grateful than she can express for their support. Tamara is currently writing the companion novel to A TERRIBLE LOVE; A BRUTAL TENDERNESS, coming soon!

FUTURE TITLES 2013:

A BRUTAL TENDERNESS (contemporary romance/new adult)- the companion novel to A TERRIBLE LOVE
BROLACH (The Demon Breeders, #1)
BRANDON (The Siren Breeders, #3)
Druid Breeders (untitled) #9
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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Review: The Stillness of You by Julie Bale


★★★★


Synopsis 


Bad girl,Georgia King, is trying to survive after spiraling into a darkness that nearly took her life. With her college dreams on hold she's trying to get healthy--trying to still the craziness inside her. She has no room for someone like Ben Lancaster and if he was smart he'd stay away. Because everyone knows Georgia is bad news--she ruins people--and if Ben isn't careful, he'll be next in line.

Ben Lancaster is a young, hot shot hockey player on his way to the top. Newly signed to the Philadelphia Flyers, he's living the dream. The girls. The money. The fame. He thought he had everything he wanted until he met Georgia. Suddenly he wants more--he wants her. He'll do whatever it takes to get her and Ben Lancaster always gets what he wants. But the girl who's different from anyone he's ever known is hiding secrets. And as the dog days of summer pass, only time will tell if Georgia's secrets can be healed. Or if her bruised soul is strong enough to resist Ben Lancaster...

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Review:

I wouldlike to thank the author for providing me a copy of this book in exchange foran honest review.

This story revolved around a broken girl, Georgia King and a sex on legs, hockey player, Ben Lancaster. Sounds like your typicalstory? I guarantee you that is NOT the case!

Georgia has been through a lot as a twenty yearold. She has battled internal demons and is struggling to win that battle,daily.  She has vowed totake control over her life and concentrate on herself, that is, until BenLancaster blows into her life on a Wednesday afternoon.

As a little sister of an assistant hockey coach,Georgia knows all about these hockey players. However, she soon realizes thatBen is not your average hockey player. Georgia’s brother, Matt, is fully awareof Georgia’s past and tries his best to make sure that his little sister doesnot fall to the same fate she has in the past. He knows Georgia has thecapability to ruin guys and he cannot afford for that to happen to his starplayer, Ben.

"It would be tragic for me toruin someone like Ben Lancaster, and that’s pretty much what I did. I ruined things. I ruined people."

Georgia and Ben try their best to stay away fromeach other. However, there is an attraction that neither one of them can deny.Usually I am not for insta-love or insta-attraction.  However, the author was successful in making it believable.You felt the electricity between Ben and Georgia throughout the entire book.

“Do you feel this?” he whispered hoarsely. “Youhave to feel this. It can’t just be me. There’s no f-ing way it can just be me”

Holy crap. Yeah I felt that, Ben. I loved that the book alternated between the POVof both Georgia and Ben.  Beinginside Ben’s head made me enjoy him even more. He has these ways with wordsthat made me swoon. A lot.

“Georgia, it’s easy to give in to something thatfeels good. But I don’t want easy. I’ve had easy. I want something worth hellof a lot more than easy.”

Once Georgia and Ben give in to this attraction,Ben realizes there is so much more he does now know about Georgia. He has noidea what she battles daily and understands it won’t be easy to deal with, buthe wants to love her anyway. 

“I had a feeling that Ben Lancaster had just tattooed himself onto mysoul and the thing about tattoos? They’re painful to remove.”

Once the truth comes out, Ben is thrown, butdetermined more than ever to show Georgia that they can survive and deal withthis. He is not willing to give up on their relationship.

“You’re wrong you know. I love you.All of you. Even the pieces that you won’t show me because all of that stuffmakes up your circle and I don’t give a flying f if it’s broken. I love everycracked and fragmented piece of you. And when you’re ready, I hope you’ll trustme enough to let me be the one to help you put those broken pieces backtogether.”

Holy. Freakin’ Swoon. Ben Lancaster. Hesaid all the right things when Georgia needed to hear them. He’s hot, sweet,and just knows how to make you feel good inside. Yes he has all therequirements of the perfect book boyfriend. I could not get enough of him.

“If you love me then what’s the problem? Love is enough. Love has to be enough”

Is love really enough? As an avid reader, thisquestion comes up a lot in a lot of the books I have read. However, whencharacters are faced with what Georgia and Ben has to face,  I really don’t know the answer to that.Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I think the author did a great job atallowing you to fall for Georgia and Ben. Even with all the challenges theyface, you still want to root for them. I loved that Georgia is a strong womanand no matter what she realizes that she cannot be the person for Ben and bethe lover he deserves until she can truly love herself.  I absolutely cannot wait to see wheretheir story takes them next. 

xo Bianca


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Friday, April 26, 2013

New Release, Guest Post & Giveaway: Emancipating Andie by Priscilla Glenn

Emancipating Andie
 
Title: Emancipating Andie
Author: Priscilla Glenn
Release date: April 27, 2013
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Event organized by: AToMR Tours
 
 
 
Ever since the one time Andie Weber threw caution to the wind - and paid the price for it - she’s learned that it’s safer and smarter to live life playing by the rules. Now she’s got a great apartment, a steady job, and a wonderful boyfriend in Colin; he’s sweet, stable, and essentially perfect – except maybe for the fact that his best friend is Chase.

 
Chase McGuire lives his carefree, unstructured life strictly for himself. Dripping sarcasm and oozing wit, he refuses to censor his feelings or opinions for anyone, making no apologies for either and wearing his abrasiveness like a badge of honor. No one has ever gotten under Andie’s skin the way Chase does –and vice versa.
 
So when Andie and Chase find themselves forced to take a two-day road trip together, they are already dreading an inevitable all-out war. But as the trip progresses, and the undeniable friction that has always defined their relationship slowly begins to wear away their preconceived notions of each other, Andie and Chase discover they both have a lot to learn about life, courage, happiness, and the age-old battle between logic and love.
 
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About the Author:
 Priscilla Glenn
Priscilla Glenn lives in New York with her husband and three children. She has been teaching English Language Arts at the middle and high school levels for the past eleven years while moonlighting as a writer, mommy, coach, student, and professional laundry-doer.
 
If you catch her when she's feeling sophisticated, she'll tell you her favorite things are great books and good wine. In the moments in between, she'll admit her love for anything Ben and Jerry's, UFC fights, and Robert Pattinson.
 
Emancipating Andie is Glenn’s second novel. She is also the author of the contemporary romance/young adult crossover, Back to You.
 
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Priscilla Glenn debut novel, Back To You, was one of my absolute favorite reads last year. If you haven't had the pleasure of reading it yet, you should definitely move it up on your TBR list! You'll love it, I promise. See what Priscilla has to say about writing her second novel...
 
Second Book Jitters: aka My Thoughts on Releasing Emancipating Andie
 
Second Book Jitters is an actual medical condition. Did you know that? It’s true. I’ve got a case of second book jitters, and the only prescription…is copious amounts of wine and chocolate.
 
Let me start by saying that I released my first novel, Back to You, to an audience of zero. No one. Not a single person was waiting for it. I just hit publish and sat back and said, “Okay, so…it’s done!” And then it sat there. Staring at me. Taunting me. Saying, “So here I am! Whatcha gonna do with me now?”
 
Eventually I sent it out to a few bloggers and told some of my friends and family about it. I remember telling my husband, “It would be so cool if a stranger read it,” because I honestly just envisioned my friends and family buying copies to support me, and maybe convincing a friend or two of their own to get a copy. Little did I know just how many “strangers” would read it, or how many of those strangers would become friends, or how amazing and supportive and wonderful you all would be. You have rocked my world and then some, and I love you all for it.
 
That being said, releasing a book to an audience is probably one of the most intimidating and nerve-wracking things I’ve ever done. Because Emancipating Andie isn’t Back to You. And Chase and Andie aren’t Michael and Lauren. And as I gnaw my fingernails to the bone, I just keeping thinking, “That’s okay, right?”
 
I tell myself of course it is. I tell myself that it would be pointless and silly to write the same book over and over, to write the same characters and give them different names. Of course it should be different. People want different. Right?
 
*Cue fingernail biting as I uncork a bottle of wine.*
 
All kidding aside, I truly do hope you enjoy Emancipating Andie. I hope Chase makes you cringe and then laugh and then swoon, and that Andie makes you want to strangle her one minute and hang out with her the next. And thank you so much for the support and love you’ve shown me since I stepped on to this scene five months ago. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you all. (And that’s me speaking, not the jitters.) xo
 
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Cover Reveal & Giveaway UNTOUCHED by Melody Grace

Check out the cover for UNTOUCHED by Melody Grace!
Blurb:
Emerson Ray is trouble. Juliet knows it the minute she lays eyes on Cedar Cove’s resident bad boy. Forced to spend her summer before college in the sleepy beach town, she never expected to crash into the most devastating guy she’s ever met—or for Emerson’s blue eyes to strip through her dark secrets, and make her feel a desire she’s never known. Their connection is undeniable, but Juliet is torn. She knows, once she gives him everything, there’ll be no turning back.
Juliet McKenzie is dangerous. Emerson can tell from the way she blows through all his defences, laying bare the demons he’s carried alone all his life. He’s left a trail of broken hearts and empty beds in his wake, but Juliet is different. Her innocence is intoxicating—and the passion she keeps hidden, just below the surface. He wants to be the only one to set it free, but with every kiss, he’s closer to losing control and doing the one thing he swore he never would: fall in love.
One summer. Two damaged hearts. Their story is only just beginning…

UNTOUCHED is a prequel novella to the USA Today Bestselling UNBROKEN. It also can be read as a stand-alone story.


Publication date: May 14th

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Cover Reveal: Good Vibrations by S.L. Scott

We're happy to be bringing you this cover reveal today-- I'm loving this cover! This book looks pretty great, so you know it's been added to our TBR lists! :) Enjoy...
 
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Title: Good Vibrations
Author: S. L. Scott
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Cover Designer: Okay Creations
Expected release date: June 4th, 2013
Cover reveal organized by: AToMR Tours
 
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I grab her exploring finger just as it reaches my happy trail—a trail that if I let her wander down further will lead us to do things we can’t take back. Things like three-word phrases being confessed that would end me if I was rejected. Things like selfishly wanting to own her body and doing things to her that would make my fantasies blush. And things like making her promises too soon that won’t do either of us any good. She makes me want a future that’s not possible, and one I don’t deserve. Listening to my ego got me into this situation. Will listening to my heart get me out?
 
About the Author
 
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S.L. Scott has a degree in Journalism and is the author of the novels—Naturally, Charlie, and A Prior Engagement as well as several novellas, including 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 and writes for her own blog along with several other popular sites. Travelling, music festivals, and surfing are a few of the 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. She welcomes your notes at sl@slscottauthor.com.
 
 
 
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

BOSTON CHARITY BOOK GIVEAWAY



We are helping to spread the word about  this amazing book giveaway that was created to aid the victims and families of the 2013 Boston Marathon Attack. Many best-selling authors have donated books  in response to this cause. The books are grouped into bundle packs and a winner will be selected randomly through Rafflecopter for each bundle. Visit the book giveaway site for more details and how to enter.


If you do not want to enter to win a bundle, please feel free to make a donation using
this link. It will take you directly to the organization donation site.

The auction will run from April 21-April 30th.

 


In the Name of Love

 

SIGNED copies of:

Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

Easy by Tammara Webber

Fallen Too Far & Never Too Far by Abbi Glines

FATE by Elizabeth Reyes

CRUSH by Nicole Williams

Disastrous by EL Montes

 


Everybody Needs Somebody to Love

 

SIGNED copies of:

Slammed & Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover

What a Boy Wants, What a Boy Needs and Measuring Up by Nyrae Dawn

Sleep My Child by Eyvonna Rains
ebooks: Shark Bait & The Other Fish in the Sea by Jenn Cooksey

 


Just the Way You Are

SIGNED copies of:

Suddenly Royal by Nichole Chase

Inhale Exhale by Sarah Ross

Destined to Change by Lisa Harley

Music of the Heart by Katie Ashley

Wide Awake by Shelly Crane

 


I Walk the Line

SIGNED copies of:

The Thoughtless Series by SC Stephens

Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire
Until I Break by M. Leighton-ARC

Collide by Gail McHugh

 


Stand By Me

 

SIGNED copies of:

Love Unscripted & Love Unrehearsed by Tina Reber

Collide by Gail McHugh

Love Em’ or Leave Em’ by Angie Stanton

On The Island byTracey Garvis-Graves

 


I Wanna Hold Your Hand

 

SIGNED Copies of:

Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia

Naked, All In by Raine Miller

Collide by Gail McHugh

Signed Wreck Me, ebook Restore Me by JL Mac

 


Superstition

 

SIGNED copies of:

Awaken and Avenged by Sarah Ross

Darkride and Crossfire by Laura Bradley Rede

 


Whole Lotta Love

 

SIGNED copies of:

Fall Guy & Perfectly Unmatched by Liz Reinhardt

Lengths & Depths by Steph Campbell

Charade & Freeing Carter by Nyrae Dawn

Destined to Change by Lisa Harley

A Prior Engagement by SL Scott

 


Maybe I'm Amazed

 

SIGNED copies of:

A Hidden Fire by Elizabeth Hunter

Inescapable, Intuition, Indebted and Incendiary by Amy Bartol

 


Ain't Too Proud to Beg

SIGNED copies of:

The Proposition and The Proposal by Katie Ashley

Chocolate Lovers Series by Tara Sivec

His Perfect Passion and The Undoing of a Libertine by Raine Miller


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