Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Cherished by Kelly Elliott Blog Tour & Review

CHERISHED (The WANTED Series, Book #4)


Jessie Rhodes has been in love with Scott Reynolds for most of her life. But he ran away from her once, leaving her heartbroken. 

When they find their way back to one another, things seem to fall into place, and they begin to plan their future together… 

Until Scott’s ex-fiance deceives them all. With yet another broken heart, it is Jessie’s turn to run away. During her retreat, she meets an intriguing man, and they form a bond that makes Jessie question everything. 

Scott’s world collapses when the only girl he has ever loved disappears with no word on her whereabouts. When he finally discovers where Jessie has been hiding, he also learns of her new relationship. 

Will deceit tear them apart? Or can Jessie and Scott survive their mistakes and choose to love and to cherish? 

Cherished is the fourth book in the Wanted series. 

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“Where…where are you going?” I asked in a panicked voice.
“I need to go for a walk. I need to clear my head.”
I started panicking even more. He’s going to leave me. “No…please don’t leave me. You have to believe me when I say that it meant nothing. I swear to God, it meant nothing. I just want to be with you.”
Scott turned and looked at me. “It all makes sense now—the way you were looking at him when I walked up, what you wrote to your dad on the postcard. It all makes sense.”
Wait…what is he saying? “No…” I whispered.
“Have you seen him since you told me you’re pregnant?”
“Yes. He was waiting for me at my cabana to make sure I was alright.”
“Did he ask you to stay with him?”
I shook my head. “He knows I love you and only you!”
“Oh yeah? Sure doesn’t seem like he cares if he’s fucking you with his fingers and sucking on your nipples, now does it?”
I felt like I was going to throw up. “Scott…we were both lost and hurting. I would have never…I didn’t…I stopped him. All I could think about was you and how wrong it felt, even when I thought you had cheated on me. Please, Scott. You have to know that I wish to God it had never happened.” I sucked in a breath of air as I sobbed. I tried to keep talking. “If I just hadn’t run away, none of this would have happened.”
The look in his eyes turned from anger to hurt. “You never even called…you just left. You left me to wonder where in the fuck you were and whom you were with. I was slowly dying with each day that passed.”
I sat down on the bed and put my head in my hands. “I’m so sorry! I’m so, so sorry. I never meant to hurt you. I would never hurt you.”
I looked up and saw tears rolling down his face. I did hurt him though. I did the one thing I thought he was going to do to me.
He shook his head and walked past me. When he opened the sliding glass door, I jumped up and grabbed his arm.
“Wait! Where are you going, Scott? Please don’t walk away. Please don’t leave me.”
He slowly looked up at me, and the sadness in his eyes gutted me.
“I need to be alone for a while. I need to think, Jessica.”
I threw my hand up to my mouth and tried to keep the sick feeling I had down. “Let me come with you…please,” I begged.
“No. I just need some time to clear my head. I can’t even really think right now. Every time I look at you, I think of him touching the one thing that I value the most in this world. I think of you, pregnant, with him…” He stopped talking as he turned and walked out the sliding glass door.  

Who is Kelly Elliott?

Kelly is married to a wonderful Texas cowboy who has a knack for making her laugh almost daily and supports her crazy ideas and dreams for some unknown reason...he claims it's because he loves her!

She’s also a mom to an amazing daughter who is constantly asking for something to eat while her fingers move like mad on her cell phone sending out what is sure to be another very important text message.

In her spare time she loves to sit in her small corner overlooking the Texas hill country and write.

One of her favorite things to do is go for hikes around her property with Gus....her chocolate lab and the other man in her life, and Rose, her golden retriever. When Kelly is not outside helping the hubby haul brush, move rocks or whatever fun chore he has in store for her that day, you’ll find her inside reading, writing or watching HGTV.

The Wanted Series
Wanted (Book #1)  Wanted
Saved (Book #2)  Saved
Faithful (Book #3)  Faithful 
Believe (Novella)  Believe
Cherished (Book #4)  Cherished

MaRanda's Opinion

Cherished is the last book in the Wanted series. It’s bittersweet to be honest. It started with Ellie and Gunner. Then Jeff and Ari. Heather and Josh. Brad and Amanda. And now, Jessie and Scott. To say I’m sad is a understatement. I love how I can hear Kelly coming out in her writing while I’m reading her books.
Just when you think you have Jessie and Scott’s relationship figured out, Kelly goes and throws us. But I wouldn’t have it any other way. So what can I say about the book that isn’t in the synopsis. Hmm. Let’s see. You meet new characters, Lark and Azurdee. Lark is a friend of Scott and Azurdee went to college with Jessie. Jessie and Scott’s relationship started when they were in highschool, they just didn’t realize it. haha. I guess fear holds them back.
This story is filled with angst, heartache, love and true friendship. You will laugh out loud, I mean come on, it is THE KELLY ELLIOTT, #TheWritingGoddess ! and you will cry. But I PROMISE, you will not be disappointed in how the story ends.

I rate this book 5+ book marks.

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More than Him by Jay McLean Release Blitz


Book title: More Than Him
Author: Jay McLean
Series: More #3
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Release date: January 28, 2014
Hosted by: Forever Me Romance

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us." - Marianne Williamson

We live in a world of darkness and shadows,
where monsters hide and aim to ruin.
And they did.
They ruined us and turned our dreams into nightmares.
But now we're back.
And we're fighting.
Not just for us, or for each other, but for our light.


More Than This (Book 1)


More Than Her (Book 2)


More Than Him (Book 3)


 Author of Mature YA / New Adult contemporary novels, MORE THAN THIS, MORE THAN HER, and a soon to be released sequel, MORE THAN HIM. I enjoy reading and writing books that make people laugh, cry and swoon for dreamy book boyfriends. When not doing either of those, I can be found looking after my two little boys, and trying to avoid house work at all costs.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Reapers Legacy by Joanna Wylde

Reaper's Legacy by JoAnna Wylde



Eight years ago, Sophie gave her heart—and her virginity—to Zach Barrett on a night that couldn’t have been less romantic or more embarrassing. Zach’s step-brother, a steely-muscled, tattooed biker named Ruger, caught them in the act, getting a peep show of Sophie he’s never forgotten.


She may have lost her dignity that fateful night, but Sophie also gained something precious—her son Noah. Unfortunately, Zach’s a deadbeat dad, leaving Ruger to be Noah’s only male role model. When he discovers Sophie and his nephew living in near poverty, Ruger takes matters into his own hands—with the help of the Reapers Motorcycle Club—to give them a better life.


Living with outlaw bikers wasn’t Sophie’s plan for her son, but Ruger isn’t giving her a choice. He’ll be there for Noah, whether she wants him or not. But Sophie does want him, has always wanted him. Now she’ll learn that taking a biker to bed can get a girl dirty in every way…


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About the author


Joanna Wylde is a freelance writer and voracious reader. You can visit her website at www.joannawylde.net.


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Dawn's Review

5 out of 5 bookmarks

Let me start by saying I love books about MC's and I love books with alpha males. Joanna Wylde blends these two together perfectly and the result is me devouring this book in record time. We meet Sophie who is young and inexperienced. She sleeps with her boyfriend Zach in an unromantic way that results in her getting pregnant. Worse is the fact that Zach's step-brother, Ruger, walks in on them in the act since they are in his apartment on his couch.

Zach, being young and carefree, doesn't take care of Sophie while she's pregnant. When Sopie goes into labor Ruger has to drive her to the hospital and winds up delivering his nephew on the side of the road. This forms an instant bond between Ruger and Noah much to Sophie's chagrin.

Fast forward seven years Sophie has moved and struggles with being a single parent. Zach is absent and stops paying her child support. Her job has long hours and low pay which results in Sophie and Noah living one step up from poverty. When the normal babysitter can't watch Noah Sophie reluctantly turns him over to her neighbor. While on shift at the bar she checks her phone to discover Noah has called panicked. She asks her boss if she can leave and is told no. Putting her son above her job she goes anyway to discover Noah has been hiding out on the fire escape to avoid the neighbor's possible pedophile boyfriend. Sophie rescues Noah and takes him home but Noah tells her when he couldn't get ahold of her he called his Uncle Ruger.

What happens next sets up perfectly for the next book in the series. We are introduced to rival gang members Hunter and Skid. Ruger is pissed Sophie is living in an apartment with no lock on the windows and a door that is flimsy at best. He calls Horse (Yay Horse is back!) and together they pack up Sophie and Ruger and take them home to live in Ruger's basement.

There is a conflict of feelings between Ruger and Sophie. Sophie wants to be independent, to be able to provide for her son. She doesn't want her son growing up around the MC lifestyle, a sediment that is further justified when she is kidnapped with Em by Hunter of the rival MC gang the Devil's Jack.

Can Ruger show her that the MC lifestyle isn't always scary and bad? After all they take care of their own. This book was awesome. I will read anything Joanna Wylde publishes about this group. Her characters are colorful and the men are hot. (Piercing anyone?) I am eagely awaiting Em and Hunter's story. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Until Lilly (Until #3) Cover Reveal

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Title: Until Lilly (Until #3)
Author: Aurora Rose Reynolds
Expected Release Date: March 5, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance

When Cash Mayson was forced to choose between the love of his life and his unborn child, he knew exactly what he had to do. No matter how broken it left him. When Lilly Donovan was forced to accept that the guy she loved wasn’t who she thought he was and became a single mother, she knew exactly what she had to do. Proving just how strong she was. What happens when years later you find out that everything you thought you knew was a lie? Can two people who once loved each other overcome the obstacles that are thrown at them and fall in love all over again? Cash Mayson had forgotten how it felt to be loved Until Lilly came back into his life. And now that he remembers, he will do everything within his power to keep not only the woman that he loves, but also his children. The power of love is a beautiful thing.  

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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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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Uncomplicated: A Vegas Girl’s Tale by Jo-Anna Walker & Dawn Robertson


Three days a week I work your everyday nine-to-five. The paperwork is never-ending. The pay is mediocre, and the office drama is simply intolerable. But the other four days a week, I am my own boss. 

My name is Jennifer Sunshine and I am a Vegas Call Girl.
My clients range from frat boys on spring break to multimillionaire business men with stuffy wives and less than ideal equipment.

I don’t have a daddy-complex or some kind of sob story.
I don’t need the money, but it is nice.
The only thing I crave is the exhilarating feeling I get from being in control of something. Anything.

My life is uncomplicated, simple even.
That was until he bulldozed his way into my life, and everything changed.
Overnight he makes me realize how much I truly need him.

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Saturday, January 25, 2014

It's Not Over by A.L. Zuan Blog Tour & Giveaway

Releases: January 13, 2014

Blog Tour Hosted by: Naughty and Nice Book Blog


“If I let go, will you catch me?”

He had wanted her to help him win his ex-girlfriend back. She had wanted to teach him a few lessons on how to treat a woman. Neither one had planned for the unexpected.

I couldn't stand by and watch. It hit too close to home. I had to run fast and far to get away and forget him. He weaseled his way into my life, making me question rules I lived by and turned my orderly life upside down. I'm falling apart and coming undone. I don't do that. I'm Madison Stuart. I live life by my rules. I won't be derailed by a man. I won't...I can't.

She's gone. I'm desperate and going insane. I'll do whatever it takes to find her. I don't know when it happened, but I won't let her go, not like this. What has she done to me? I'm Rick Marin for crying out loud. I don't chase women, but she's not just a woman. She's Maddy--my Maddy--and I need her.
Follow Rick and Madison’s story, The Do Over’s most notorious couple, as they learn that It’s Not Over.


In a tender voice, he said, “Maddy, you’ve got to be one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever seen. Tonight though, you’re also breathtaking.”
“Thank you.” I accepted his compliment while draping the linen napkin across my lap, and I smiled to myself.
“I think we’re making progress.” He winked. “Normally, you’d insult me when I said something nice to you.”
“True.” I shrugged and said offhandedly, “You’ve annoyed the shit out of me today. I think I deserve having you kiss my ass.”
“You know, I’m the best ass-kisser there is.” He ran his fingers along my back. “Why stop with the ass when you’ve got an amazing body that requires the same level of care and attention?”
“Is this your best?” I gave him a side-glance. “I’m counting on the wow factor. I want it to be so good that I actually believe you.”
He shifted in his seat and cocked his head. “I don’t know why you ever doubt me.”
“For starters, you’re a liar and a manipulator.”
“Minor technicality,” he said in a serious tone.
I laughed. “Let’s add comedian as well.”
His eyes widened, and I held back a giggle.
“You really believe that, don’t you?” I asked.
“I’ve never hidden that from you. In fact, you’re the only person I’ve ever been completely honest with. You accept me for who I am, kick me in the ass on a constant basis, and call me out on my bullshit.” He reached for his wine and took a sip. “Let me put it to you this way. You disappeared on me, and I pulled every single trick I had to find you. Think about that. When have I ever had to work this hard to get a woman to talk to me? Never.”

Christine's Review: 

In book one "The Do Over", I wasn't really on Team Rick but there was something about him that I was drawn to even though he was a major @$$. I enjoyed the friendship that Rick and Maddy were building but you just knew there was "more" and holy hell the sexual tension between them was melting the pages of my Ipad. Rick has redeemed himself and has changed but not really, he's just the kind of guy you like when he's with Maddy (although he's still an @$$) but really who doesn't like a guy with a little of that gene.  

Maddy and Rick drove me crazy but together they have this intense connection.  Maddy is resistant but you'll find out why  and I could sympathize with her. At first, I was honestly scared what road Maddy and Rick would take me on but they drew me in and I got emotionally invested with them. A.L. really pulled me in and felt that tension between them. All I can say is, that ending has left me a little speechless and I can't wait to see where Rick and Maddy end up. I was shocked, cause I didn't see that happening!! 

This is a series you should check out. 4 bookmarks! I think I might have to stalk the author to see when we get the rest of Maddy and Rick's story. 

About the Author:

A.L. Zaun graduated from Florida International University with a degree in English Literature when the dinosaurs roamed the earth and cellphones were the size of a brick. Her impressive degree did absolutely nothing for her professional endeavors in health care management but did stir her imagination and opened up the world of books in a new way. 

Armed with a large bottle of Diet Pepsi and a multi-pack of Extra Sugar-Free gum, A.L. Zaun spends her evenings bringing to life the characters that dominate her thoughts and interrupt her sleep. 


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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Spurs & Stilettos by Ashley Johnson Book Tour

Title: Spurs & Stilettos
Author: Ashley Johnson
Release Day: December 8, 2013

Hope Trahan has everything she wants and everyone she needs…except her sister and someone who really is deserving of her. Who knew two separate events would turn everything completely upside down? When her best friend drags her down to the rodeo to help clear her head the last thing she expects is to meet a sexy, sweet talking cowboy. That’s not what she came for but fate had other things in mind. 
Wesley Tyler owns two national titles and is riding his way to the next. The day he meets Hope, he knows there’s no going back. He soon learns Hope carries ghosts with her she can’t quite shake. She holds things she wishes she could let go of. Wesley just may hold the key to helping her overcome it all. Can he win her over and help mend her broken walls or will her past hold her down?

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I’m a bundle of nerves as I step out into the night air. It’s hard to not see him. He’s leaning against his truck. His back is to me and I almost don’t think he knows I am coming until he turns around to face me. My heart drops in my chest as I look into his eyes. We say nothing for a minute. We’re taking this time to rememorize each other, this time without the loud music and bright lights of the club. His hand reaches up and brushes against my cheek. I shudder trying to control myself. I missed his touch so much. I close my eyes praying this isn’t some dream but I open them and he’s here with his hand still on my cheek. “I miss you Hope.” He whispers. I won’t cry. I’m telling myself that. I’ll kick my own ass if I cry. I won’t be weak. “I miss you too,” I whisper almost inaudibly. We go back to not speaking. I can’t believe I’m standing outside in front of him. In front of the man who completely melts my heart. “Can you forgive me?” He leans in closing his mouth over mine and takes charge blowing my mind. I kiss him fiercely. “I can’t think of you being anyone else’s but mine Hope.” He says between kisses.

About Ashley

My name is Ashley Johnson and I live in Lake Charles, La with my fiance and our daughter. I graduated high school in 2003 and graduated college in 2008 with an associates degree in Criminal Justice. Now I just love to read and write and I hope ya'll enjoy it :)

Get Your Shine On – Florida Georgia Line
Stay – Florida Georgia Line
Mine Would Be You – Blake Shelton
Today Was A Fairytale – Taylor Swift
Everything Has Changed – Taylor Swift ft. Ed Sheeran
Breath – Breaking Benjamin
Dreams – The Cranberries
Done. – The Band Perry
Cheyenne – George Strait
Cowboys and Angels – Dustin Lynch
Running Outta Moonlight – Randy Houser
Been There Done That – Luke Bryan
Dark Horse – Katy Perry
Hey Girl – Billy Currington
One Of Those Nights – Tim McGraw
Night Train – Jason Aldean
The Other Side – Jason Derulo
Straightjacket Feeling – All American Rejects

MaRanda's Opinion

Okay, I may be a tad biased when I’m reviewing this book. I am her beta reader. I have read this book twice now. And I can honestly say it gets better everytime.
Who doesn’t love a hot and wild cowboy? Wesley makes me want to go to Texas and see if cowboys do exist?
Hope has endured so many tragedies in her life, and when she finds her fiance screwing another woman in her bed, its her last straw.
Hope meets Wesley at a rodeo. Do they fall in love? Does she go back to her lying, cheating, no good for nothing ex? I dont know. You will have to read this wonderful novel to see.
Be on the look out for Ashley Johnson, she is going to do GREAT things.

I rate this book 4.5 book marks.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Release Event: Coming Home by Priscilla Glenn

Release Event
Coming Home 
by Priscilla Glenn

An Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 21, 2014

Leah Marino hasn’t been on a date in two years. After discovering the man she loved had manipulated and deceived her, she refuses to even entertain the idea of a relationship. Instead, she focuses her attention on taking care of her family, a role she’s assumed since the death of her mother and the one place she knows her kindness won’t be taken advantage of again.

When a nostalgic trip back to her childhood home results in a chance encounter with Danny DeLuca, a smart-mouthed mechanic who’s as attractive as he is mysterious, Leah’s carefully cultivated walls begin to crumble. She finds herself unexpectedly drawn to Danny, despite his unreliable behavior and mixed signals.
But Danny has a secret…

One that could shake Leah’s already precarious foundation and bring her world crashing down around her. Suddenly, she’s faced with an incredibly difficult decision–is she willing to risk everything for the chance at finding the love she’s always wanted? Or are some obstacles just too big for the heart to overcome?

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The sexy, throaty timbre of his voice still resonated in the room; it poured through her body, warming her veins and making her feel heavy and sedated, like drinking wine in front of the fireplace while a snowstorm raged outside.

It was sex and salvation and desire and serenity, stirring something primal and innately feminine in her.
Leah’s breathing became shallow as she continued to stare up at him, and he kept his eyes on hers, still swaying them gently to the music. It felt like a current was running just below the surface of her skin, making her hypersensitive to everything around her: his hand on her back, the soft sound of his breathing, the scent of his skin.

And that voice.

She wanted to hear it again. She wanted to fall asleep listening to it every night. She wanted him to wake her up with it every morning.

Leah took a step forward, closing the tiny distance between them and pressing her body against his, and he dropped his head slightly and exhaled. The warm rush of his breath danced over the side of her neck, causing goose bumps to prickle over her skin, and Leah turned her head slightly, breathing him in as they moved to the music.

She had wanted this for so long—to feel his body up against hers again. She’d imagined it so many times, but those daydreams were pitiful echoes of the reality.

All at once she realized she was trembling, and Leah tightened her arm around his back, trying to steady herself against him. She knew what she wanted, why she had asked him to come in, and now that he was right in front of her, she could feel the apprehension beginning to swirl with the growing desire in her belly.

Danny’s hand moved on her back, his fingertips teasing the sliver of exposed skin above the waist of her jeans.

“You’re shaking,” he whispered, slipping his hand up the back of her shirt and tracing soothing circles on her overheated skin. Leah’s eyes fell closed as she dropped her forehead to his shoulder. With every pass of his fingers, a tingling sensation rippled over her skin, making her feel almost dizzy.

About the author:

Priscilla Glenn lives in New York with her husband and three children. She has been teaching English at the middle and high school levels for the past twelve years while moonlighting as a writer, mom, 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.
Glenn is the author of the contemporary romance novels Back to You, Emancipating Andie, and Coming Home.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Knowing Jack by Rachel Curtis Tour & Review

New Adult Contemporary Romance
By Rachel Curtis

Released January 17, 2014

I am not a slut, although I’ve been called one often enough. Yeah, I spent three months screwing one of my college professors, but I was crazy about the guy. Then he broke up with me.
I am not a bitch, although people like to say I am. I kept our relationship secret. I’m not responsible for telling the university administrators about it, but a lot of students still blame me for getting their favorite professor fired.
I am not a drama queen, although everyone thinks I am now. When I got a few nasty messages, I just deleted them. When I got the threat, I assumed it was someone being stupid. I still think that’s all it was. My parents worry, though, so they hired me a bodyguard. Now Jack follows me around, intimidating everyone who approaches me and looking obnoxiously hot.
This is what I am. I’m Chloe. I’m a twenty-year-old art history major. Kind of shy, although I pretend not to be. Stubborn enough to stay here for my senior year, even though everyone hates me.
And I’m stuck with Jack.
He calls me “Princess,” but I’m not a princess either.

About the Author

Rachel is a writer, a teacher, a romance reader, and a dog-mom. She loves animals and art and hot men with soft hearts under a tough exterior. She tries to write love stories that feel real, even in unlikely circumstances.

MaRanda's Opinion

WOW! I was pulled into this book just by reading the synopsis. Poor Chloe was being bullied at her school because of a stupid mistake she had made. Her parents hire a bodyguard -- enter sigh -- in steps Jack. This story is amazing. I can’t even praise this novel enough. If you don’t buy this one, then I dont think we can be friends anymore. ;)
Can’t wait for the second novel.

Seriously though, GO….BUY….READ….NOW!

I rate this book 5 book marks.

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