Friday, December 27, 2013

Heights of Desire by Mara White Blitz & Giveaway

Title: Heights of Desire (Heightsbound Series #1)
Author: Mara White
Genre: Erotic 18+
Publication Date: December 22, 2013
Cover Designed By: Daniela Medina
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.
 
Synopsis
A woman who has everything meets a man who can offer her nothing but trouble.
They bring each other to a height of desire neither thought possible, but is it enough to overcome the differences that tear them apart?
Kate Champion, a forty-two-year-old, married mother of two, leads an enviable upper class life of luxury. Her comfortable path takes an unexpected detour after a chance encounter at a neighborhood playground.
Jaylee Inoa is a twenty-two-year-old, second generation New York Dominican with close ties to the Heights and the gangs that run them.
Her life of privilege is no match for the code of the streets he navigates with ease. When a crime of the heart leads to a crime in the flesh, how far will she go to redeem him? Can she risk all in her life that is golden for the love of her golden-eyed man?
 
 
 
 
 
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About the Author
I’m a reader, a writer, and a lover of all things romantic. I’m also a coffee, hot sauce, ink, telenovela and Bikram Yoga enthusiast. I live in New York City with my husband and two children, and I spend a lot of time on the playground.
 
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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Worth The Fight by L.D. Davis Blog Tour



Worth the Fight (Accidentally on Purpose #3)

Luke Kessler loved Emmy.
She broke his heart.
Then she revealed a life altering secret that brought them back together. 
Time and forgiveness heal old wounds and love flourishes. Luke and Emmy find themselves reaching for a happily ever after together. When their pasts begin to push into their present and hurtful mistakes are made, the couple struggle with each other and their past demons. How much is too much? Will the couple be able to fight their way to a happily ever after? Are their lives together worth the fight?




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“Are you really going to wear that shirt while you make love to me?” she asked, letting her eyes fall on the shirt I had forgotten I had on.

I looked down at my shirt, too and frowned. I could take the shirt off, but I hadn't realized it was so offensive.

“Stripes,” she snorted, shaking her head. “You’re so lucky that I know what I’m getting under that hideous shirt.”

I laughed now. More of our earlier conversation had followed us into the bedroom.

“Go ahead and laugh,” she said primly. “I don’t know if I’ll be able to have an orgasm while running my hands up and down your horizontal lines.”F***

“Are you really going to wear that shirt while you make love to me?” she asked, letting her eyes fall on the shirt I had forgotten I had on.

I looked down at my shirt, too and frowned. I could take the shirt off, but I hadn't realized it was so offensive.

“Stripes,” she snorted, shaking her head. “You’re so lucky that I know what I’m getting under that hideous shirt.”

I laughed now. More of our earlier conversation had followed us into the bedroom.

“Go ahead and laugh,” she said primly. “I don’t know if I’ll be able to have an orgasm while running my hands up and down your horizontal lines.”

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Christine's Review: 


I was beyond ecstatic when I found out that Luke was getting his on story. I loved the first two books and if any character needed his POV told, it was definitely Luke! 

If you haven't read the first two books in this series, you need to go one-click them now! 
So if you haven't read the first two, I'm going to try and not ruin it for you but a love triangle is involved and Luke was done very wrong by Emmy. Luke was left heart-broken and now with his POV, you really get to know Luke and see how it all effected him. Seeing it through his eyes, made me fall in love with him even more. I found myself even more mad at Emmy for not choosing Luke. This was one amazing roller-coaster of a ride filled with angst to the max, heart-break, love, and some hot sexy time. (he-he) 

L.D. Davis did an amazing job cause not once did I ever feel like I was reading the prior books. The flow and writing was brilliant as in the prior books. If you love your stories with angst then these books are for you. After finishing this I felt whole again and loved it even more than the first two which are all 5 star reads for me. This is one amazing series that it WORTH reading. I can't wait for more from this author. 

5+ bookmarks!!! 



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About the author:

L.D. Davis is the New York Times Bestselling author of the novel Accidentally On Purpose and the novella Pieces of Rhys. L.D. began writing at a very young age with consistent support from teachers and friends. When she was only thirteen years old, she wrote her first romantic novella. A few years later at the age of nineteen, she completed another. Always writing, but never attempting to publish, L.D. left many projects unfinished over the years, but when she was thirty-four years old, she self-published her first full-length novel, Accidentally On Purpose. L.D. is currently working on two more books to go along with Accidentally On Purpose, two more projects to go along with Pieces Of Rhys, and several other novels.
L.D. has a serious addiction to reading, especially contemporary romance novels. She also loves the work of Dean Koontz, Janet Evanovich and classics like Lord Of The Rings and Jane Austen’s novels. She lives in a small East Coast town with her five children and husband.

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Until Trevor (Until #2) by Aurora Reynolds Release Blitz

Title: Until Trevor (Until #2)
Author: Aurora Rose Reynolds
Release Date: December 19, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance



Trevor Mayson had his life planned out - make the family business successful and play the field for a few more years before eventually settling down. Then he sees her. Liz Hayes was beautiful, shy and everything that he could ever want...but she didn't fit into his plans. After Trevor painfully rejects her, Liz finally starts to move on, but Trevor is finding it difficult to truly let her go. It seems the more he tries to stay away, the more intense his feelings for her become. Like a stretched rubber band, he can only take so much before snapping.
Liz Hayes is done waiting for Trevor and isn't interested in getting her heart broken by him again, but Trevor is making it difficult for her to forget him when he shoves his way back into her life.
Can Trevor prove to her that he is worth falling in love with again, and is he ready to change his life plan to let her into his heart?



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About the Author

Aurora Rose Reynolds is a navy brat whose husband served in the United States Navy. She has lived all over the country but now resides in New York City with her Husband and pet fish. She's married to an alpha male that loves her as much as the men in her books love their women. He gives her over the top inspiration everyday. In her free time she reads, writes and enjoys going to the movies with her husband and cookie. She also enjoys taking mini weekend vacations to nowhere, or spends time at home with friends and family. Last but not least she appreciates everyday and admires its beauty.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Vendetta by Sienna Lane & Autumn Karr Release Blitz


Title: Vendetta
Authors: Sienna Lane and Autumn Karr
Genre: Contemporary Romance / Suspense
Release Date: December 17, 2013



I am not a good man.
I have lied and cheated and stolen. I've decided between life or death, like it was my due. None of it matters, not anymore. These are not my sins.
I see her raise her hands, the dark metal she's clutching reflecting the moonlight. Her finger trembles as she cocks the gun pointed at me. Her eyes are cold, determined, but I know.
I know her.
My name is Devon Andre and I confess my sin. I am not a good man because this is the woman I love.
She pulls the trigger.


* Standalone contemporary romance.
* Mature reader advised due to sexual content and strong language.






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Excerpt

“Fuck,” he curses, taking in the weapon. I squeeze it in my hand and try to swing again, letting him know I won’t give it up. “You’re going to hurt yourself.” He pries the shard out of my clenching fingers, and then puts his hand around my neck, squeezing.
Warning.
“You move, and I’ll fucking kill you,” he growls, strengthening his grip. I let my body go limp.
He looks at his hand around my throat, and then his eyes find mine. I try to swallow, but he's practically suffocating me. He snatches his hand away and I gasp for air.
“I didn’t even think of the fucking mirror,” he mutters to himself, sounding shocked, and maybe even a little impressed. He pulls out some rope from his back pocket. His fucking pocket. The man is psychotic.




About the Authors
Sienna Lane and Autumn Karr are two friends with a joint love of reading, writing, candy, and Disney heroes (and Disney songs, of course.)
When they aren’t scheming against fictional characters, or talking about their favourite books, you can find them ogling tattooed models and trying to figure out how to get them to do a cover shoot for their next book.
Together they wrote VENDETTA, releasing this December, and hopefully many more books to come.They love to hear from readers, so don't hesitate to contact them through their Facebook page

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Pieces for You (For You #2) by Genna Rulon



Title: Pieces for You (For You #2)
Author: Genna Rulon
Genre: New Adult 18+
Publication Date: December 17, 2013
Cover Designed By:  G. Relyea Designs

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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MaRanda's Opinion
Once again, I devoured her book. I love how it was a continuation of the first book, just in Sam and Griffin's POV! 
If you have read Only For You, then you pretty much know what happened to Sam to make her feel torn, beaten, battered, betrayed, lost, and fragile. This book, takes you on the journey to piece [no pun intended ;)] her back together. Of course, Hunter and Ev are present in this wonderful journey as well.
Watch out for this author, she will be doing some big things in the future. 
I rate this book 5+ book marks! It is that good ;)


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Monday, December 16, 2013

Infinite Desire by Danielle Jamie Blog Tour & Giveaway


Title: Infinite Desire
Series: Savannah Series #4
Author: Danielle Jamie
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Age Group: Adult 
Release date~ November 29 2013
Publisher~ Lavish Publishings 
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Over the last several months, Savannah's life has been a never-ending roller coaster ride. Every time Savannah sees the light at the end of the tunnel and her world stops spinning, another obstacle is thrown in her path. Kayden had always been her rock, the constant in her life over the most difficult months of her life. A story leaked, making Savannah doubt everything including Kayden's love. Leaving their fate hanging in the balance, she ran. But after learning the truth, Savannah set out to correct her wrongs and win Kayden back. Will Kayden put the past behind them, and focus on the future they could have together? Or will Savannah be heartbroken and all alone again? Savannah thought their love was infinite and indestructible. After everything they've been through, how can they wade through the past and believe in their love? Will Savannah and Kayden get their happily every after, or will the past jeopardize their future? Only a special kind of love can survive the trials and tribulations life tosses in your way. Is Kayden and Savannah's love strong enough to make it through the strongest of storms? Only time will tell.
Excerpt 


I let Kayden’s words sink in. I’ve come so far from where I was all those months ago, but I still have so many fears. I can’t let what happened define me. I need to face my fears and overcome them. With Kayden by my side, it’s not so scary. 
“Okay, fine. I’ll shoot at the target one time. And then we’re heading back to the house, so you can watch football, drink beer and burp until your heart’s content.”
With a look of accomplishment on his face, Kayden walks with me towards the spot he was standing a few minutes ago.
Standing beside me, Kayden helps me position the gun properly. It’s powerful so I brace myself; the last thing I want is to shoot and end up on my ass with a dislocated shoulder. 
I take in a long, shaky breath and slowly blow it out clearing my mind as I try to get into the moment. I used to love this and with time, I hope to again. 
“You can do it. Just push away all that negative shit in your head and have fun.” Kayden’s words are comforting and help me relax. He presses a quick kiss to my cheek, gives me a tap on the ass and backs away to give me space.
Glancing at him out of the corner of my eye I flash him a small smile, even while I’m holding a loaded gun, he starts frisking me. I laugh to myself, as I focus my attention back on the target.
I close my eyes and focus on my breathing and the sounds around me. My hands slowly stop shaking and I feel a calm settle over me. Opening my eyes I focus on the target and pull the trigger. 
I jerk back as the bullet shoots out at lightning speed and nails the target dead center. I’m overwhelmed by the adrenalin coursing through my body, and am shocked when I feel a tear sliding down my cheek.
Running at me Kayden scoops me up in his arms, sporting the biggest grin, “Ya did it! Damn what a shot!” His features swiftly change as he spots the tears in my eyes, “What’s wrong, baby? Why ya cryin’?” The pain in his words shreds me.
Cupping his face, I smile up at him through my watery eyes, “These are good tears Kayden. Believe me, I’m happy. It’s just overwhelming is all; thank you for convincing me to do this, it’s exactly what I needed.”






Author Bio





Amazon Bestselling Author and a mother of 3 wonderful kids. Madison 9 Bailey 5 and Finn 2. I run a successful online boutique, Bailey Booper’s Boutique; many of my items featured on Teen Mom 2. I live in a small town in NY with my husband of 10 years, enjoying my happily ever after. My perfect day is spending time at the beach, I love the Ocean. I’m an outdoorsy type of girl; every chance I get I’m outside walking or running around with my kids. I have been writing for as long as I can remember but I finally decide to peruse my dreams of sharing my stories with the world when I published my first Novel Irresistible Desire back in March 2013















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1. Irresistible Desire
2. Inescapable Desire
3. Indestructible Desire
4. Infinite Desire



MaRanda's Opinion

Everyone should have a Kayden Knox! LOL I started reading the first book in the series, and let me tell you, I didn't want to put it down.
The first three books were very well written, they were filled with angst, chemistry, love, heartache, and drama. I feel that the author saved the best for last though. I highly recommend you start from the beginning of the series b/c they do follow each other. And they are definitely a page turner.

I give this book - who am I kidding, I give this whole series 5 + Book marks!


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Unsettled by S.C. Ellington Blog Tour



Title: Unsettled
Author: S.C. Ellington


After a horrific breakup with her longtime boyfriend, Brooklyn Caldwell is completely disenchanted with the notion of mingling with the opposite sex. Damon Williams had been everything she thought she wanted…until he wasn’t. 

In an attempt to escape her heartbreaking past, Brooklyn seeks refuge in bustling Washington, D.C. where she folds into the fast-paced society unnoticed…until she meets a young entrepreneur, Logan Colton. 

Brooklyn is surprised to find that while she has been successful in keeping the opposite sex at bay, somehow she is defenseless against Logan’s confidence and charm—and it doesn’t hurt that he is absurdly beautiful. 

As much as Logan didn’t plan on pursuing her, he is drawn to Brooklyn’s muted beauty and her witty persona. For all his success, Logan is ensnared in the coveted world of unequivocal wealth and power, but behind closed doors is taunted by demons and an undeniable need to atone for a monumental mistake. 

As the two embark on a tumultuous obstacle course saturated with unknown twists and turns, Brooklyn is left to question whether she can endure the journey ahead. 


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About the Author

S.C. Ellington is an up and coming author who enjoys expressing her creativity through frequently writing adult, contemporary romance novels that readers can relate to, but more importantly, enjoy. Aside from writing, Ellington enjoys curling up with her e-reader and absorbing herself in novels loaded with emotion, desire, and passion. She also likes to spend sunny, wistful afternoons, in her hammock thinking up new ideas for great stories. Ellington currently resides on the west coast with her beautiful family and loving friends.


Ten must-haves when writing 

1. Peace: If you're stressed, words will likely not flow freely.
2. Quiet: I have a child, so sometimes his words mingle with my stories. When my characters were saying, "Mommy! I want milk and crackers," I knew something wasn't right!
3. Fortitude: Sometimes you'll want to give up...but don't!
4. An Office: I'm still working on mine, but it's essential to have a place where you can think openly.
5. Imagination: Don't be afraid to think outside the box.
6. Coffee: You don't know what tired is until you start writing a novel. The characters keep talking to you, even in your sleep. Being an author is a full-time job, times two.
7. Tissues: Your characters will likely make you cry tears of joy or sadness.
8. An Assistant: Can't stress this enough. One person can't do it all. 

9. Sprinting Pals: Having other authors pals who will push you to get the words rolling around in your head onto paper helps tremendously. 
10. Bloggers: This quirky bunch can be an author's best friend.






















Sunday, December 15, 2013

Dear Emily by Trudy Stiles Blog Tour & Review



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Trudy Stiles' debut novel "Dear Emily" Now Available.  Make sure to check out the TRAILER, TEASERS & enter the GIVEAWAY for a Kindle HDX below!

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Author: Trudy Stiles
Book Title: Dear Emily ~ Series: Forever Family #1
Genre: New Adult/Romance




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Two women. Carly and Tabitha. They each have suffered life-altering events that have left them both traumatically damaged.

Carly Sloan’s life was perfect until her security and innocence was torn from her. The vast repercussions from horrific events threaten to destroy her stability and her chances for a happily ever after. Kyle Finnegan comes into Carly’s life at the height of her turmoil. Can he help her find what she desires most?

Tabitha Fletcher has constantly suffered from a very young age. She has been hiding from her past, which was full of sadness, loss and abuse. She has been so brutally damaged that she has very little hope for redemption. The revolving door of men only leads her deeper into misery.

What circumstance brings these two women together and can they help each other heal? And will they each find what they need?

Redemption.
Love.
Family.

“Dear Emily” is the first book in the “Forever Family” series.

This book is not suitable for young readers. It is intended for mature adults only (18+). It contains strong language, adult/sexual situations, non-consensual sex and some violence.


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MaRanda's Review: 

OMG! I devoured this book in one sitting. No bathroom or eating breaks. 
This book is written in past and present tenses. 
It takes you on a journey of two beautiful young women, Carly & Tabatha who have had a heartbreaking pasts. 
But the big question is, who is Emily? Read to find out. I promise, you will NOT be disappointed. 
This was Trudy's debut novel as an author, and had I not known that from the beginning, I would have thought she had been writing all her life. Her writing is that good and unique. 
I have honestly NEVER read a story like this one. And I loved it. 
5 bookmarks!!


About the Author:



Trudy Stiles is a New Adult author, avid reader, mom to two beautiful children and married to the love of her life. She just wrote her debut novel, "Dear Emily, and cannot wait to share it with everyone.You'll know that she's writing when you see her plugged into her laptop with her earbuds and she always has a playlist ready for her writing sprints.When she's not writing, she's carting her children to their various activities while avoiding any kind of laundry or housework. She also loves to run along the boardwalk of the beautiful New Jersey shore.She's always been an avid reader and frequently escapes into the fictional worlds of the many characters that she has come to love. Well now there are some fictional characters in her head dying to get out!This first story is called "Dear Emily" and will begin the "Forever Family" series.

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