Thursday, March 5, 2015

All That Glitters Series by K.A. Linde - Cover Reveals!

We are SO excited to share with you the cover reveal for the new series by K.A. Linde - ALL THAT GLITTERS! Make sure to add it to your Goodreads TBR. This is a series you don't want to miss! Enjoy the HOT sneak peek teasers into Book 1 - Diamonds below!
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Diamonds (All That Glitters, #1) April 21, 2015. The first book in the All That Glitters series. Goodreads http://bit.ly/1ohJR8L
Synopsis
Bryna feels his eyes on her.
Hot, seductive, enticing.
He’s at least ten years older than her seventeen years, and he knows exactly what he’s doing to her with that look.
Walking away would be the smart thing to do…
But she can’t. Not that first night when he takes her home and claims her body. Not when he shows up in her life again with expensive gifts to win her trust. Not even when she’s falling for him, and everything else is falling apart…
Find out how Bryna goes from golden girl to gold digger in this tantalizingly scandalous first book to USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde’s All That Glitters series.
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Gold (All That Glitters, #2) Summer 2015. The second stand alone book in the All That Glitters series. Follows Bryna Turner in her second year of college and the tumultuous road she has taken to go from golden girl to gold digger in fabulous Las Vegas. Goodreads http://bit.ly/1t1Qm0r
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Platinum (All That Glitters, #3) Release TBD. The third stand alone book in the All That Glitters series. Follows Trihn Hamilton, one of Bryna's best friends, in their junior year of college as she navigates her parent's expectations and the heady lifestyle she and her friends have created in fabulous Las Vegas. Goodreads http://bit.ly/1zMi5jb
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Silver (All That Glitters, #4) Release TBD. The fourth stand alone book in the All That Glitters series. Follows Stacia Daniels, the second of Bryna's best friends, in their senior year of college as she struggles with the consequences of her jersey chasing desires in fabulous Las Vegas. Goodreads http://bit.ly/1Mve90q
AboutTheAuthor
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USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde has written the Avoiding series and the Record series as well as the new adult novels Following Me and Take Me for Granted. She grew up as a military brat traveling the United States and Australia. While studying political science and philosophy at the University of Georgia, she founded the Georgia Dance Team, which she still coaches. Post-graduation, she served as the campus campaign director for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An avid traveler, reader, and bargain hunter, K.A. lives in Athens, Georgia, with her fiancé and two puppies, Riker and Lucy.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Defcon Darcy by A.J. Lape - Book Blast

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DefconDarcy-COLORRGB72Fisher Stanton, Valley High School’s Nantucket wannabe, has a cheating girlfriend. When he hires Darcy Walker to chase her to a local club, in true Darcy fashion she stumbles upon a dead body. Thing is, this body has secrets...and Darcy’s mysterious friend, Jaws, and the reporter, Tito Westbrook, have a vested interest. Both enlist Darcy to find the person responsible who has eluded them for years, but Darcy doesn’t solve crimes for free anymore, especially where Jaws is concerned. Knowing Darcy’s Achilles heel, Jaws blackmails Darcy into working for him. In a true test of wills, Darcy and Jaws battle head-to-head to see who can outsmart the other—Jaws needs Darcy to help him end a bitter grudge war; Darcy needs Jaws to divulge the mystery surrounding her mother’s death. Haunted by a past that shaped her present, Darcy will stop at nothing to get answers. Even if it means breaking the law and being disloyal to her new boyfriend, Dylan Taylor, in the process. DEFCON DARCY gives Darcy’s demons a name and ties up loose ends that made Darcy into the verb that she is. What she thinks she knows as truth, isn’t. What she wishes wasn’t true…is. The problem is, when your life goes DEFCON 1, not everyone lives to tell about it. Put Defcon Darcy on your TBR list! Goodreads

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AJ LapeAbout the author:

A. J. Lape is the Amazon bestselling author of the Darcy Walker Series. She lives in Cincinnati with her husband, two daughters, an ADD dog, a spoiled hamster, and an unapologetic and unrepentant addiction to Coca-Cola--and a lifelong love affair with bacon. If the FBI ever checks her computer, she'll be wearing prison orange due to the various "wiki" articles she looks up…all in the name of career research, of course. Find out more about A. J. at http://www.ajlape.com

 

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

The First One by Tawdra Kandle - Release Day & Review

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The First One

The One Trilogy Book 2

  Ali and Flynn were high school sweethearts. Eager to see the world and leave behind their small Georgia hometown, they’d planned for an exciting new life together after they finished school. But on graduation day, only one of them hit the road. Eight years down that road, an unexpected loss brings Flynn home again. He’s a big-shot photo journalist, and he’s made most of his plans reality. But he’s done it alone. Is it too late for his biggest dream to come true? Ali’s spent those years working hard, raising a daughter and helping her brother keep their family farm alive. Thinking about Flynn and what might have been is a pain she tries to avoid. . .even when it’s impossible to forget. Flynn’s return brings back feelings Ali thought were long dead and hopes she’d abandoned. Finding their way back to each other will change them forever, opening old wounds and stirring up memories. Can first love be the one to last forever?

My Thoughts: Tawdra Kandle knows how to weave a story that is both steamy and heartfelt. I cannot even tell you how many times I was brought to tears while I read The First One. I've been waiting for Ali's story ever since I finished reading The Last One, and I was not disappointed.

Ali and Flynn's story shifts between their present and their past. Each memory seems to open up more about their relationship and how it fell apart. Each memory seems to help them build something new. I loved their back and forth as a couple. I loved Ali's daughter. She has a lot of spirit and the moments with all three of them are amazing and perfect. I loved getting to read more about Sam and Meghan from The Last One. The other secondary characters were fun and added a lot to the story.

The First One is such a sweet second chance story. Their are steamy parts, but the don't overshadow the love story that is unfolding. This is a perfect read for anyone who enjoys a great romance. Grab The Last One first, and get caught up on how this trilogy begins. Now I can't wait for the next book! Please write quickly Tawdra!!

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Tawdra Kandle writes romance, in just about all its forms. She loves unlikely pairings, strong women, sexy guys, hot love scenes and just enough conflict to make it interesting. Her books run from YA paranormal romance (THE KING SERIES), through NA paranormal and contemporary romance (THE SERENDIPITY DUET, PERFECT DISH DUO, THE ONE TRILOGY) to adult contemporary and paramystery romance (CRYSTAL COVE BOOKS and RECIPE FOR DEATH SERIES). She lives in central Florida with a husband, kids, sweet pup and too many cats. And yeah, she rocks purple hair. Follow Tawdra on Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Instagram Visit her Website and subscribe to her Newsletter for special content and giveaways!

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Friday, January 30, 2015

White Night by Kathi Haacke Morehead - Excerpt

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White Night BookCover croppedJoanna Anderson Campbell lived the perfect life ... loving daughter and sister, loyal friend, faithful wife, and devoted mother. She was happy and content. What more could she have asked for? Life could not have been better. At least ... that's what she believed. Until she died. Can death teach the most valuable lessons about life? Jo Campbell is about to find out.

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Excerpt: Chapter 6: Unrest

I am beside myself with rage. 

You profess to know me so well, to be my “soul”, yet you don’t seem to know me at all. I lived a good life. I had an idyllic childhood, a wonderful family, a career that I loved. Friends. Everything. If I am so flawed as a human being, how is it possible that I had so much happiness in my life?

“I would never say you were flawed. Because you weren’t and aren’t. But there is one big thing noticeably absent from the curriculum vitae you just cited. And you haven’t hit on it yet. And until you do, we continue this dance because there is no resolution without it.”

I loathe you.

“Guess what? I don’t care. Let’s talk about Max."

My fury is unabated and off the scale.

No. We will NOT talk about Max. Not now, not ever. You are attempting to sully everything I have held dear, and I will not allow you to use Max against me.

“Use Max against you? That’s rich. Projecting much?”

I feel an unreasonable calm from head to toe. It is almost as though I have been pushed through a vortex that has stripped all emotion from me. I am not only calm, my anger is lethal.

You have made it clear that your survival depends on me and my choices. I am making a choice right now. You will never, ever mention Max to me again or I will shut this, whatever “this” is, down right now. Are we clear?




Kathi - White Night Author PicAbout the author: Kathi Haacke Morehead makes her fiction debut with WHITE NIGHT. She is the author of HEART BLEED: Letting go and stanching the flow, and THE BEST FROM THE CHEAP SEATS. She has also written numerous articles for Mind Body Green, and Boomeon. She also blogs daily at A View From the Cheap Seats Today. Kathi lives in Brunswick with her husband Dave and their four finicky felines. Her motto is "love and laugh!"        

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Thundered Hearts by Rae Z. Ryans - Review

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thunderedEveryone knows the truth except her. Nineteen-year-old Beth lives in a world of Creek Indian myth, magic, and lies created by her family to keep her Power weakened. Spirit Walkers harness the elements. Storms brew spewing her electrical energy over her hometown. Weaved into her spiritual journey is her birthright, but her family and the Native American Mandate bars her from fulfilling the destiny set by The One Above. Lucien needs her help. She saved his life once before. But three years ago, her best friend stormed from her life, ridiculing her and leaving invisible gashes sliced into her heart. Persevering on the surface, she dreams of fighting the terror haunting her town and the man who stole and broke her heart. Her chance arises in the wake of The Green Corn Festival. Lucien arrives sick on her doorstep, but she isn’t a medicine woman. Despite the pain he causes her, she cannot let him die. Faced with the truth of her world, Beth must decide. Does she save the man she secretly loves to hate or does she fulfill her destiny?

My Thoughts: Thundered Hearts is very fast paced and exciting. I loved all the Native American heritage that was weaved throughout the story. I also loved all the mystery and magic. The entire book was like a huge puzzle to figure out.

Beth is a brave young woman trying to find the truth in her life. After constant lies and pain she really struggles with who to trust. That is a major part of this book. With every lie that is revealed Beth struggles. I felt bad for her, and frustrated, too. Her give and take with Lucien is full of angst and love. Sometimes I wasn't sure myself if I loved or hated him.

I really enjoyed this book. At times I felt a little lost as the story unraveled, but it added something to how Beth must have felt. I would love to read something else about Beth and Lucien, or even something more from this world. It is captivating.

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Rae Z. Ryans PhotoRae Z. Ryans currently resides in Tumbleweed, Alabama, with her family, and belongs to the Romance Writers of America. Published since the age of fourteen, Rae now enjoys writing romantic, erotic, fantasy/paranormal stories, and poetry. Her name pays homage to her brothers: Specialist Ryan D. Rexon and Zachary U. Berthot. She is currently working on Death Spurs Desire and Afflicted (Book Three in Beyond the Brothel Walls) Facebook | Twitter | Literary Addicts | Pinterest | Goodreads | Blog

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Eclair Meets a Gypsy by M. Weidenbenner - Review

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M. Weidenbenner, Author Melody Duval, Illustrator AWARD-WINNING and BEST-SELLING AUTHOR Kay Kline, retired first-grade teacher, “A fun chapter book with just enough magic and reality. Adults will enjoy it too!” Vie Herlocker, author and editor, “Funny...entertaining... Éclair resembles a modern-day Junie B. Jones.” “Kid-friendly… page-turning fun… adventure with real-life challenges,” said Crystal Bowman, best-selling children’s book author and speaker. Early Reader for girls first – third grade. (6-8 years old) Eccentric Grandma Stella is taking in boarders. Not the kind that talk, but the kind that neigh. Horses. When seven-year-old Éclair meets the first boarder and its owner, a girl Éclair’s age who’s dressed like a gypsy, the girl says her horse can read minds and will cast a spell on Éclair. Does the horse really have magic? If so, maybe the horse could make Éclair’s secret wish come true.

My Thoughts: I really enjoyed reading Eclair Meets a Gypsy. Eclair is a sweet little girl with a lot going on in her life. Her reactions to her little sister were great, since I've seen the same thing with my own girls. I love the horses in this book, and how Eclair interacts with them. Grandma Stella rocks. She sounds like a blast to be with.

I would recommend this book to parents looking for something sweet for their kids. It is a fast and easy read filled with a lot of fun. My eight year old read both of Eclair's books and she loved them. I plan to start reading them with my six year old next. I can't wait to find out with my girls what happens in Eclair's world next.

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Michelle grew up in the burbs of Detroit with five brothers. No sisters. Each time her mom brought the boy bundle home from the hospital she cried, certain her mom liked boys better than girls. But when her brothers pitched in with the cooking, cleaning, and babysitting, without drama, she discovered having brothers wasn’t so bad. They even taught her how to take direct criticism without flinching, which comes in handy with book reviews. When she’s not writing she’s winning ugly on the tennis court. She’s known as “Queen of the Rim Shots.” No joke. It’s ugly.

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Riding for Redemption by Bonnie R. Paulson - Review

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RR2FrontDesperate to find her place in the world, Sara Beth dreams of applying for the Miss Wrangler Montana competition that tours with the rodeo circuit.
Riding horses has become her anchor until a near fatal accident takes more from her than she’d ever willingly sacrifice.

Determined to prove his business training, Johnny seeks out the Rourke family to call in an old favor. When he embroils himself in Sara Beth’s life, he has to prove they’re nothing more than friends.

Seeking independence, both Sara Beth and Johnny lean on each other more and more, until love threatens their friendship. Will they seek out each other or be confused by their dreams?

Can either of them leave their past and embrace their future?

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My Thoughts: Riding for Redemption is the second book in the Redemption Series. I didn't read the first book and I still loved this book. I would suggest that you do read Romancing Redemption first. I plan to go back and read it to find out Rosie's story. Riding for Redemption is a very sweet love story. It is a fast read with wonderful characters.

I love Sara Beth. I'm all about character growth, and Sara Beth's growth is amazing. It's actually really beautiful reading about her journey after her accident. By the end of the book I felt proud of her. Johnny is trying to find his own way and in the process he helps Sara Beth to find hers. I loved their relationship and how their initial attraction to each other slowly developed into something more.

I'd recommend this book to anyone who loves a nice romance, but be prepared to want more when you finish reading. I can't wait for the next book. The good thing is that I can go back and read Paulson's Lonely Lace Series while I wait.

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Bonnie R. Paulson mixes her science and medical background with reality and possibilities to make even myths seem likely and give every romance the genetic strength to survive. Bonnie has discovered a dark and twisty turn in her writing that she hopes you enjoy as much as she has enjoyed uncovering it. Dirt biking with her family in the Northwest keeps her sane.
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