Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Mirage & Inception by Ashley Suzanne

Book: Mirage
Author: Ashley Suzanne
Signed or Indie: Indie
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Mira and Kylee meet Danny and Skylar during freshman orientation, their first week of college. Two sets of best friends embark on a new adventure together, forming life long bonds. 
Mira and Danny are looking forward to their future as husband and wife. Everything was going according to plan. That was until tragedy struck them on graduation night leaving three broken people to pick up the pieces. 
Skylar has always stood in the background, watching his best friend begin a life with the woman he fell in love with until he can no longer keep a distance. 
Right when Mira thinks her life is back on track it spirals out of control. What if everything you thought you knew was nothing more than a mirage?


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Mirage Playlist

On My Own – Three Days Grace
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
Fix You – Coldplay
Scars – Allison Iraheta
Hundred in a Fifty Five – Pop Evil
What Hurts the Most – Rascall Flatts
Fall For You – Secondhand Serenade
A Little Bit Longer – Sara Evans
Then – Brad Paisley
#Beautiful – Mariah Carey
Breakeven – The Script
Times – Tenth Ave North
Clarity - Zedd



Book: Inception (The Destined Series 1.5)
Author: Ashley Suzanne
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Danny Thomas was never the boy who got the girl. All through high school, he sat in the back seat and watched his best friend, Skylar McBride, in all his crowning glory. The girls always flocked to Skylar, leaving Danny the third wheel. 

Everything changes the first day of college, when Danny meets Mira Anderson and she completely steals his heart. She's the only girl that ever chose Danny. 

Through the ups and downs of college, Danny and Mira's relationship blossoms into something truly beautiful. A relationship that dreams are made of. The bond of four friends: Danny, Skylar, Mira and Kylee is tested one fateful night when an accident changes everything. 

Inception immediately follows the first book in the Destined Series, Mirage and showcases Danny's point of view during those four years that almost ended the night of graduation. 

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Book: Awakening (Book 2 in The Destined Series)
Author: Ashley Suzanne
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Mira’s broken and battered. She’s fighting to put herself back together while her heart is trying to forget. Can she continue moving forward with one man while in love with another? 

Skylar’s wrestling demons he never imagined in his wildest dreams. The girl he’s been in love with for years finally has feelings for him. There’s only one problem: her heart might lie somewhere else. How long until his will power shatters? 

Who will seize Mira’s heart and never let go? Will these feelings ever go away or will they be an AWAKENING? 

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About the Author



Ashley Suzanne is a married mother of three little boys as well as a daughter, aunt, sister, best friend, birth mother, blogger, book whore and author. Ashley is a native to the suburbs of Detroit, with most of her family living in Kentucky and New York.
You can usually find Ashley sitting in bed, with her laptop, playing on Facebook, pretending to write, entering giveaways (she’s also a swag whore) or on a football field with her oldest son, Tyler. Yep, not only is she a football fan, she’s a football mom!
When she’s reading, it’s typically something to do with romance, erotica being her favorite genre. Ashley co-owns a blog, 2 Chicks and a Blog, with her GBFF Manda. She’s a total fan-girl over a few authors, Pamela Ann, Brooke Cumberland, SE Hall, Madeline Sheehan, Jasinda Wilder, Angela Graham, CM Stunich and Riley Rhea to name a few.
Ashley has no pets, unless you count her children and she is a little OCD. Her favorite color is pink. Her favorite drink is cherry vodka and coke and double chocolate brownies are a must.
Ashley’s debut novel, Mirage, was self published early September 2013.


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Monday, November 25, 2013

Review Infinite Possibilites by Lisa Renee Jones



 Infinite Possibilites



So as a big fan of Lisa’s this one was a little hard for me to review. I love Lisa’s style and her suspenseful, mysterious romance stories. I thought this was a two book series therefore I dived into this book with the expectations that all of our questions would be answered. I wouldn’t classify this as a cliffhanger but I feel like so many things were left unanswered. Book three will be written but not from Amy or Liam’s POV so I guess that’s it for them but I just want to get all the answers and an epilogue would be great cause “Amy” needs her HEA.
I can say that the book started out great, the story flowed and answers were coming in but then it kind of fell flat for me. It ended way too fast and certain things occurred that just didn’t seem right for the story. Liam is beyond swoon worthy of course, so that helped along the way. I will read the next book cause I want answers but I finished this one disappointed. I can say I’m glad I read it, I just wish it ended differently.

Review by Christine

I give this 3 bookmarks.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Man of My Dreams by Faith Andrews Blog Tour & Review

Cover done by: Mae I Design

Synopsis

Mia Murphy may be married to the man of her dreams. But the man in her dreams is the one that got away—her high school crush.


Mia’s stuck in a rut, just like every other stay-at-home mom, and the only thing saving her from her monotonous routine is her perfect husband, Declan. He’s gorgeous, he adores her, and the man stole her heart with his sexy singing voice. Mia feels like the luckiest girl in the world, until she discovers that Mr. Perfect is not Mr. Faithful. Mia is devastated. Everything she once believed about Declan and their marriage is now covered in a big cloud of doubt and regret. On impulse, she kicks the cheating bastard out, pushing them into a separation that could mean the end of the picture-perfect couple.


But when Mia receives an invitation to her high school reunion, she finds herself abandoning the present for the oh-so-alluring pull of the past. Although her heart still belongs to her husband, inescapable thoughts of her crush, Noah, resurface. And ten years later, Noah isn’t afraid to make his move. When the build-up of fantasies and ‘what ifs' comes to a head, sparks fly and it’s Mia’s turn to question if her marriage is everything she wants out of life. Searching for answers, Mia dives head first into dating Noah, falling further away from her husband and closer to her old flame.

But Declan’s not giving up so easily. Mia is his one and only and he’s not about to let another man win her heart.


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About the Author

Faith Andrews lives in New York where she is happily married to her high school sweetheart. They have two beautiful daughters and a furry Yorkie son, Rocco. If she isn’t listening to Mumford and Sons or busy being a Dance Mom, her nose is in a book or her laptop. She’s a sucker for a happily ever after and believes her characters are out there living one somewhere . . .

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My Thoughts

This book is about a girl, or woman I guess you could say, who had a crush on a guy all through high school. The only problem was, he didn't look at her that way, or at least that's what she thought. 
When something happens and the two see each other at their high school reunion, she decides she isn't going to let him get away for a second time. Or will she?
I rate this book with 3.5 book marks. It's just enough to keep your attention. It was well written, I just thought the story line could have gone a little bit longer. BUT, it's a very good book and I would recommend to my friends.
MaRanda

Friday, November 22, 2013

Pieces For You cover reveal by Genna Rulon

Title:  Pieces for You (For You #2)
Author:  Genna Rulon 
Genre:  New Adult 18+
Publication Date:  December 17, 2013 
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.




"The phoenix hope, can wing her way through the desert skies, and still defying fortune's spite; revive from ashes and rise.” -Miguel de Cervantes




Samantha Whitney survived unimaginable tragedy only to discover she had been betrayed by a man who claimed to love her. Shattered, Sam spends months at a safe haven trying to piece herself back together. Ready or not, the time has come for her to return home.
As Sam struggles to resume a life that no longer feels familiar, she finds unwavering support in an unexpected, familiar face. Confronting Sam’s raw emotions and open wounds head-on, Griffin manages to take two steps forward for every step she retreats.
But when Sam is once again threatened, Griffin must decide how far he is willing to go to protect the woman he wants…knowing the cost of her safety is the risk of losing her.
Pieces For You is a captivating journey of survival, healing, and sacrifice—teeming with honesty, humor, unexpected twists, and love’s unsurpassed endurance.begin to plague Sam, it is Griffin she is forced to turn to.




**Though Pieces For You is a part of the For You Series, the book can be read as a stand alone.**




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~ About the Author ~


Genna Rulon is an up and coming contemporary romance author.
During her 15 years in the corporate world, Genna, inspired by her love of reading, fantasized about penning her own stories. Encouraged by her favorite authors, many of whom are indie writers and self-published, she committed to pursuing her aspirations of writing her own novels. Genna was raised in Long Island, New York, where she still resides, surrounded by the most amazing family and friends. Married to a wonderful man, who patiently tolerates her ramblings about whichever book she is currently working on, even feigning interest relatively convincingly! Genna is blessed with two little boys who do their best to thwart mommy’s writing time with their hilarious antics and charming extrapolations.


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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

My Life for Yours by Margaret McHeyzer Book Blast

Author: Margaret McHeyzer
Genre: Darker Contemporary Romance 18+
Publication Date: November 14, 2013
Cover Designed By:  Sprowt Graphic Design
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He’s lived a life of high society and privilege; he chose to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a Senator.
She’s lived a life surrounded with underworld activity; she had no choice but to follow in her father’s footsteps and take on the role of Mob Boss.
He wants to stamp out organised crime and can’t be bought off.
She's the ruthless and tough Mob Boss where in her world all lines are blurred.
Their lives are completely different, two walks of life on the opposite ends of the law.
Being together doesn’t make sense.
But being apart isn’t an option.
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About the Author
I love to read. I'm a huge fan of books and when I start reading anything, I usually forgo doing everything else, I mean the housework will still be there in the morning (right?). When I love a story or book that I've downloaded, I usually refrain from sleep and am crabby the next day - but only until I pick my iPad up and start reading again!

The idea for my debut novel HiT 149, came to me as I was chopping my vegetables for dinner and before the night was over I had written 10 chapters!

My goal with writing is just to take people away from whatever is going on in their lives, even if it's only for a split second.

I'm a go with the flow sort of person and don't really take a course of action to get where I am going. I live in the moment and don't usually worry about tomorrow because whatever life is due to bring me, I'll be happy to accept.

I love my family and friends and will help anyway I can if someone needs it. But I can be a bit daft sometimes and need to be told very specifically or it'll go over my head! I really don't like people that are nasty just because they can be, I don't believe that's necessary, I mean life is hard enough as it is!
I hope you enjoy my books, I've had a hoot writing them. There's more to come, and not all from the same series......

Til next time

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Incredible Dreams by S.E Felida Blog Tour & Giveaway



Title: Incredible Dreams
Author: S.E. Felida



 Synopsis
Leona, a woman in her late twenties who has been dreaming about a guy that she doesn't know finally sees him in real life one day, but she doesn't approach him out of bizarreness of the whole situation and that leaves her with an feeling of missed opportunity, so when life gives her a second chance she grabs it with both hands. Nathaniel, a police officer who's been on a hunt to find his brother's killer for over a year now turns out to be a dreamguy in real life too, and while things are going great between the two of them, Leona's long life friendship with her dear friend Naomi isn't. Resenting the thought of having to choose between the two of them she and her two friends Alyssa and Alexandra come up with an idea to whisk Naomi away for a little holiday in the hopes that after they'd spend some quality time together things would finally go back to the way it used to be, but it doesn't and when Marcus, Naomi's current boyfriend who followed them out there confesses something to Leona that she really wished he hadn't, she keeps finding it harder and harder to even look her best friend in the eyes without feeling like the worst friend ever...



Christine's Review

This is one of those times that you should definitely not judge a book by its cover. I read the synopsis and I was interested to know more about this one, it didn't have that cookie cutter feel to what I tend to always been drawn to. I really liked that the characters were multi-cultural . Leona and Nathaniel had some crazy hot chemistry. Nathaniel, the tongue pierced police officer who speaks spanish, yum...yes, please! 

This story had a different flow and style then I'm use to but once I got past that which didn't take long, I was sucked into this suspenseful, dark twisted story. I liked that the whole story didn't revolve around the romance of the two characters, the author threw in some elements that kept me on my toes.  I wasn't sure what direction the author was taking this story, as there were so many dark twists and just when you get some answers...she leaves us wanting more. 

If you're looking for a different read with some suspense and  hot steamy sexiness then I say give this one a chance. 

I give this book 3.5 bookmarks.



Teaser


I woke a few hours later with someone’s hand on my throat, I thought that it was Nathaniel trying to seduce me for make-up sex, but before I got the chance to tell him I still wasn't in the mood, it started choking me. They were getting tighter and tighter, blocking my airway so I couldn't breathe. My eyes started to tear up and my vision went blurry, I had to struggle to even keep them open.

My room was almost pitch black, but a sliver of light shined through my bedroom door and gave me a glimpse of my attacker. I stared at the woman and was sure that the lack of oxygen was making me delusional, it couldn't be her. My attacker could not be Naomi, not my best friend. Not my sister.

Tears poured down my cheeks as I realized I was right. I wasn't dreaming or going crazy and I couldn't understand it. The room started spinning and I felt like I was going to pass out.

Seconds later, Alex and Alyssa ran into the room to investigate the commotion. Nate was trying to pull her off, but she somehow seemed to be stronger than him. Alex was crying at her to stop but she wouldn't budge, she just stared at me with an unfamiliar anger in her eyes. The same anger we saw earlier at the club. Pulling and shouting at her clearly wasn't working, so Alyssa grabbed Nathaniel’s stun gun from his jacket pocket and shot volts of electricity through our friend. She instantly fell to the floor, unconscious.

No one had seen her reach for the gun, so the severity of the action shocked us all. Alyssa dropped to the floor and leaned over the still body. “I’m so sorry, I didn't mean to hurt you, I didn't know what to do. Please forgive me, wake up.” She sobbed.






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About S.E Felida:
I was born in Curacao, a small Island in the Caribbean. But I’m currently living in Holland with my husband and our three boys, I’m still in school and I’m studying to become a kindergarten teacher, I go to school two times a week and the remaining of the week I am a teacher’s aide at a kindergarten. I've always loved to read books and to write short stories and poetry, I began writing at the age of eleven. In my spare time you can find me in the kitchen, on the soccer fields to watch my sons play, reading, writing or having a girls night out with my lovely ladies.

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

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 Adore Me (The Keatyn Chronicles #4.5)by Jillian Dodd
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Paris Love Match by Nigel Blackwell
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A Stormy Spring by C.C. Mackenzie
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Friday, November 15, 2013

Review for My Beautiful by Alicia Rae

http://www.amazon.com/My-Beautiful-The-Series-ebook/dp/B00GGLYTE0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1384526527&sr=8-1&keywords=my+beautifulMy Beautiful by Alicia Rae 
Review by Dawn 4 out of 5 bookmarks

 Still trying to recover from a tragic loss, Lily’s worst fear is falling in love. Distancing herself from everyone is the only way she can keep heartache away.

Deep down though, Lily realizes that living without Kyle is too painful. She finds strength in Kyle’s arms, and he gives her the courage to face her past. With every step forward, Lily continues to nurture and mend her damaged heart.

Just when Lily feels closure within her grasp, secrets from the past finally catch up with her, and Lily will discover that more than her heart is on the line.

Will love be enough to save Lily?

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When I agreed to review this I realized it was book two of a series so of course I read Beautiful Chances first. The characters in this series are really good. I am a sucker for an alpha man and Kyle Madison definitely earns that title. I love how protective and sweet he is and the writer does a really good job showing you the lengths he will go to in order to keep Lily safe.

Lily...poor Lily. This girl is just suffering. She has so much loss in her life that you want to just hug her. She suffers from nightmares and although what happened with her family was traumatic I admit I wished she could work through it a little faster.

My Beautiful picks up right where Beautiful Chances left off. Lily goes with Kyle to her hometown so she can face her demons with her parents and sister's death. While there, she discovers a secret about her sister. Meanwhile Kyle ever the perfect boyfriend is right by her side. Then she learns that her stalker knows where she is at.

This book could have gotten a higher bookmark rating from me if it would have focused less on the sex between the two main characters and more on the stalker. The potential for suspense was so tangible and I was hoping the story would lean more that way. Regardless this book has earned 4 out of 5 bookmarks from me and I think you should definitely check it out.

The third and last installment of this book, Beautiful Dreams, is set to be released in January 2014. I hope Lily finally has beautiful dreams, that girl has earned it.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Mended by Kim Karr Cover Reveal

Title: Mended (Connections #3)
Author: Kim Karr
Release date: June 3, 2014



MUSIC HAS THE POWER TO HEAL ALLBUT NOT ALL BROKEN HEARTS CAN BE MENDED.
Always in control, Xander Wilde considered life on the road to be a perfect fit for him. But when disaster strikes on the Wilde Ones’ latest tour, fate intervenes…and a newly single Ivy Taylor, the only girl he has ever loved, steps back into his life.
After moving past her painful breakup with Xander years ago, Ivy was poised to become the next big name in pop music…when suddenly she withdrew from the limelight—the same day she announced her engagement to her controlling agent, Damon Wolf.
Xander knows he should keep his distance. But once they’re on the road, he can’t resist pursuing her for a second chance. Yet a jealous Damon can’t let her go—and he’s keeping dangerous secrets that could destroy them all.  
When the three of them come together, everything falls apart. But if Xander and Ivy can hold tight to the bond that connects them, they just might have a chance at reclaiming the powerful love they thought they had lost forever....


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Title: Torn (Connections #2)


What if a ‘Once in a Lifetime’ could happen twice? 

Suffering from a past full of tragedy, Dahlia London's soul has been left completely shattered. Happily ever after is a far cry from reality in her world. But, when she is reconnected with her past, the bonds that form are irrefutable.

When River Wilde, lead singer of The Wilde Ones, comes back into Dahlia’s life, the intensity that fires their relationship combined with underlying feelings that have never died lead her to believe she has met her soulmate. 
Struggling with confusion as old connections fade and new ones begin, Dahlia's grief begins to lift--but guilt remains. River wants to be the one to mend all that is torn within her. 

But with a past that is never really gone, can their future survive?
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Title: Connected (Connections #1)


What if a ‘Once in a Lifetime’ could happen twice? 

Suffering from a past full of tragedy, Dahlia London's soul has been left completely shattered. Happily ever after is a far cry from reality in her world. But, when she is reconnected with her past, the bonds that form are irrefutable.

When River Wilde, lead singer of The Wilde Ones, comes back into Dahlia’s life, the intensity that fires their relationship combined with underlying feelings that have never died lead her to believe she has met her soulmate. 
Struggling with confusion as old connections fade and new ones begin, Dahlia's grief begins to lift--but guilt remains. River wants to be the one to mend all that is torn within her. 

But with a past that is never really gone, can their future survive?


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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Title: Only for You (For You #1)
Author: Genna Rulon
Genre: New Adult
Publication Date: September 24, 2013

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“In its purest form love is self-sacrificing, eternal, selfless, enduring, truthful, forgiving and indulgent. It also feels an awful lot like a kick to the stomach when you try to fight it!
All Everleigh Carsen wanted to do was complete her final semester at Hensley University and begin the life she carefully planned.
When a wave of violent crime seizes campus, Everleigh is persuaded to attend a school sponsored self-defense seminar by her best friend, where she meets volunteer instructor, Hunter Charles. After Everleigh’s biting sarcasm induces Hunter to eject her from class, a tempestuous relationship is born.
Everleigh is determined to forget the striking man, but fate–that fickle shrew–continuously intervenes. Unable to escape him, she declares Hunter an enemy combatant. The only complication… Hunter is resolutely pursuing vindication…by any means necessary. Verbal warfare ensues, and despite Everleigh’s ingenious efforts, in Hunter, she has finally found her equal.
Only For You is a compelling tale of friendship, desire, and redemption--brimming with intelligent characters, witty dialogue, unexpected twists, profound sorrow, unfettered hope, and love’s unassailable perseverance.
Note: Although this is series, each novel can be read as a stand alone.
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Genna Rulon is an up and coming contemporary romance author.
During her 15 years in the corporate world, Genna, inspired by her love of reading, fantasized about penning her own stories. Encouraged by her favorite authors, many of whom are indie writers and self-published, she committed to pursuing her aspirations of writing her own novels.
Genna was raised in Long Island, New York, where she still resides, surrounded by the most amazing family and friends. Married to a wonderful man, who patiently tolerates her ramblings about whichever book she is currently working on, even feigning interest relatively convincingly! Genna is blessed with two little boys who do their best to thwart mommy’s writing time with their hilarious antics and charming extrapolations.
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My Thoughts:
I'm a sucker for Novels or series that are about college life. This one was no exception. I was immediately pulled in by the end of the first chapter. Everleigh was an awesome character. She was smart, sexy, witty, and playful. I loved her personality.
Hunter, OMG! He is probably one of my all time favorite male lead characters. The way Genna describes him, makes me want to go out and see if he actually real. ;) 
So, the story is about a chain of crimes that is taking place at Everliegh's college. Her best friends and room mate then convinces her that they should probably take self defense classes just in case. The first class is where Everleigh's and Hunter's friendship forms. He throws her out of the class because she is cracking jokes to her friend. Everleigh is more surprised when Hunter shows up in one of her business classes. Everleighs witty personality is what really strikes up their friendship, until Everleigh falls for him. The problem? Hunter will not open up to the idea of him and her ever having a relationship. 
I rate this book 5 Book Marks! It is most definately a MUST READ. 

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