Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Beautifully Tainted by A.M. Guilliams

Does running from the past help? Does becoming someone else even for a little while make the pain go away? Join Emily and Matt in their journey to find themselves and possibly each other.
Needing to get away from everything and everyone Emily Jackson decides to let fate decide where she should go. Spinning the globe and landing her finger, fate decided that Maine was where she would end up.
Two years later, Emily has become the new her. She keeps everyone at a distance for her own personal reasons. No one knows the real her. No one knows the pain she holds inside. She’s created a mask and walls that were necessary for her survival. It’s all a front though. She just can’t confront those demons. It’s too hard. She has made a vow to herself to never let another living being in. The pain isn’t worth the connection and bonds that would be formed. Until the new detective arrives.
Matt Anderson needs a change. The tragic events of that day haunt him constantly and he can’t take it anymore. He decides running away is the only way to get away from the constant reminders that consume him. He decides the further away the better and spins the globe. Maine it is then. A new place, new faces, and a new job are exactly what he needs right now.
The moment their eyes meet, both Emily and Matt feel the instant connection, but they both decide that they need to ignore it to protect their sanity and hearts. They avoid each other at all costs. But Fate has other plans. Fate brings them together on a night that could’ve had a bad ending.
Can Emily and Matt let go just a little to see where things could lead as more than friends? Can they let go of their demons long enough to realize that what they need most could be each other? Or will they continue to live beautifully tainted?

Want even more? Check out her author page HERE

Monday, January 27, 2014

1,000 Likes Giveaway!!!

I am so excited for this moment! I'll make this short but I want to say a huge THANK  YOU to all of my Facebook followers! You all are the best!
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Friday, January 24, 2014

Interview with Author- Erica Cope

Meet Erica Cope the author behind The Lark Series and, the newly released, Pieces of Me. She was gracious enough to let me ask her a few questions. I hope you all enjoy! And if you haven't yet, be sure to check out her books. I've read them and they are AMAZING. I will share the links at the bottom of this post :-)

What was your inspiration to start writing?

My grandpa used to write poems with me when I was in elementary school. I continued writing until high school but just short stories and poetry. I really wish I would have saved it all! I might have to look for them in my school box that is up in the attic. I always wanted to write a novel but I never knew exactly what I wanted to write about. I’d start a story every once in a while but I never finished any of them. Then one day I woke up from a crazy dream. I couldn’t go back to sleep until I wrote it all down and then the next morning I started writing Lark. After that, it’s been nonstop. I have a file of just ideas waiting for me to get around to writing them!

When did you start writing?

3rd grade? LOL I guess I’ve always been a “writer” but I started writing Lark in Feb 2012.

Who's your favorite Author?

I have to pick just one?! Abbi Glines because she has such an addicting writing style that once I start one of her books I cannot put it down until I finish it. And Autumn Doughton because she has such a poetic writing style—everything she writes is beautiful.

What's your favorite book?

The Princess Bride

What was the inspiration(s) behind Pieces of Me?

I just really loved the idea of learning to love again after experiencing such a tragic loss.

Do you have any upcoming releases?

Komal Kant and I are co-writing a NA romance called Unfamiliar. We are expecting to release it in March. I’m also writing Like the Dawn—the third and final Lark book which I hope to have out in April. After that I’d like to finish a YA romance I started over the summer called Forget Me Not. Oh! And my 6 year old daughter has an idea for a book that I promised to help her write this summer. When she told me her idea, I was actually really impressed so I can’t wait to work on it with her.

Her bookcovers for the Lark Series. Aren't they gorgeous?? 

Here's an excerpt of Lark that is inspired by her dream which the series is based off of-

As the panic sets in, I suddenly notice a strange tingling sensation in my fingertips, similar to the pins-and-needles numbness I feel when my foot falls asleep. Not even thinking about my own possible injuries, I immediately jump out of my car and run over to try to help Brian. He is unconscious, and while he sustained multiple cuts all over his body from flying through my windshield, the most critical injury seems to be the deep gash on his forehead. I check for a pulse, but I’m shaking so hard I can't tell if he even has one. There’s blood everywhere. I've never seen so much blood before and it's making me feel sick to my stomach. I apply firm pressure to Brian's gaping head wound in an attempt to slow the bleeding as I try to figure out how in the world I'm going to get help.
  Since the theater isn't open yet, the nearby parking lot is empty, so no one witnessed our accident. As I sit there trying to figure out what I should do, the tingling sensation in my fingers gets stronger and stronger, making me think that I may have some nerve damage or some other injury that's being masked by the adrenaline surging through my veins. Out of the corner of my eye, I see a familiar truck rapidly approaching us. Oh, thank God.
It's Grey. He will be able to call for help.
He gets out of his truck, running over to where I am sitting in the snow next to Brian.
“Are you okay? What happened?” he nearly shouts.
“I lost control of the car and we hit the telephone pole. He wasn't wearing his seatbelt. I have been trying to stop the bleeding and haven't had a chance to call 911 yet, so can you please do that?”
  I stumble through the words so fast they all kind of run together. He just stands there, his mouth hanging open in shock.  Can't he see that Brian is bleeding to death? I don't care how creepy a guy is, you don't just stand there doing nothing when he is hurt.
“Greyson! Call 911!” I yell at him, confused as to why he’s not immediately jumping to action.
“This isn't good. Why did you have to pick him up? I told you not to.” He doesn't yell, in fact he practically whispers the words, but there’s a nervous edge in his voice. I’m dumbfounded that he’s being such a jerk when Brian could be dying.
“Greyson! Seriously! I can't believe you are acting like this. It’s freezing outside! I wasn't going to make him walk in a freaking blizzard! He is seriously hurt which is why I need you to stop being a dick and call 911. We need help!”
“No, Mia. That's not what I mean. Look.” He points at Brian. “Look at him.”
My stomach drops as I fear the worst, thinking it’s too late. I slowly look down at him. But his eyes are open and he isn't bleeding any more. Like, not bleeding at all. In fact he looks perfectly normal, not one scratch on him. Surely that isn't possible? But it is. Even the gash on his forehead, that mere moments before had been gushing blood, is now a fully healed, faded pink scar. Brian is staring up at me in awe.
“So it's true,” he whispers. He sits straight up and looks himself over. He looks back at me again and then, with a laugh, he stands up and disappears.
What the hell?
“Shit!” I hear Grey mumble from behind me.
“Grey, did you see that? He disappeared. He literally just vanished!” I’m freaking out as I look to Grey for some reassurance that I have not completely lost my mind. But he is obviously freaking out as well, pacing back and forth, mumbling under his breath.
I don't think we are quite freaking out over the same thing.
“One of Dugan's? Impossible. But how else? How did he know?  This is not good.” He continues to pace as he runs his hand through his hair, looking incredibly shaken up while he talks to himself.
“I knew there was something off about him. I'm such an idiot! I should've known.”
“Grey. Who is Dugan? I don't understand what is going on here.”
He acts like he can't hear me or something, “Greyson! Why aren't you answering me? I'm freaking out over here!”
He stops pacing and stares at me for a quick second before rushing over and grabbing my hand.
“Mia, we have got to get out of here. It isn't safe. I'll explain everything, I promise, but right now, I just need you to trust me. Can you do that?”
I nod weakly. He tightens his grip on my hand and the next thing I know, the world spins, blurring my vision as though we are in a bright mini-tornado of Grey’s own creation. You know that feeling you get in the pit of your stomach as you drop over the edge of a steep roller coaster ride? Multiply that by about a hundred. The air warms and suddenly we are no longer standing in the snow on the side of the road.

Also, here is the cover and a teaser for her newly released NA novel Pieces of Me-

“Aria,” he says again, kissing me on the corner of my mouth. It’s as though he’s testing the waters before plunging into the deep end.  He kisses a trail from my neck before returning to the corner of my mouth.
Before I have time to think about it and change my mind, I slide my hands up over his shoulders and turn into the kiss.
Our mouths meet and a wild heat spreads through my entire body, scorching everything in its path.
A moan of pleasure escapes Holden’s lips as I push myself further into him, tightening my arms around his neck, pulling him closer to me.
He kisses a hot trail from my neck down to my collarbone. His hands slip lower and his legs press between mine before his lips crash against my mouth again.
I part my lips to release a strangled sigh and he takes advantage of the opening, darting his tongue into my mouth teasingly. Gripping me tighter around my hips he pulls me closer to him, nuzzling his nose against the hollow of my neck. His breath is warm against my skin yet my body trembles under his touch. I think about what he said before, about if I ever kissed him that he would be the last boy I ever kissed.
But the thing is, he isn't supposed to be the one. Somebody else is supposed to.
At once all I can see is Sean's face. Sean's dark eyes. Sean's smile. Sean's lips.
The memory of the boy I thought I'd spend the rest of my life kissing suddenly snaps me back into reality. I can tell Holden senses my sudden tension. He doesn’t completely release me from his arms, but he does take a step back from me so I can no longer feel how much he was obviously enjoying our make out session. Once there's space between our bodies a flood of different emotions crash into me.

Reading these makes me want to re-read her books :-) 

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In the Shadows (Lark #2)
Pieces of Me


In the Shadows (Lark #2)
Pieces of Me

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Release Day Blitz- Next to Forever by S. Moose

Title: Next to Forever
Author: S. Moose
Release Date: January 23, 2014

Next to Forever is the final book in the Never Letting Go series.
The past will always come back to haunt you and hidden truths are uncovered, as darkness looms over the lives of Erin and Connor on their journey to forever. Filled with love and happiness, as well as a baby and a wedding on the way, Erin and Connor seem to have it all -until life throws them a twist. As tragedy strikes, Erin and Connor have to make one of the toughest decisions in their lives. Will they have their happily ever after or will they have to say goodbye forever?

Out of nowhere, Sophia drops her fries and her mouth hangs open. “Soph?” Her eyes grow wide, and I wonder what she’s looking at. Vander and I turn around, and suddenly I feel my world rock. How can Connor do this to me? The tears threaten my eyes, and my heart beats a million beats a second. Vander holds my shoulders, but I push him away and get up from the table. Marching over to my idiot fiancĂ© and his whore, my fists are clench at my side, and I’m ready to raise hell. “Connor! What the fuck?”
 His eyes open and he lets go of Olivia. She turns around and smiles at me. Why is this bitch smiling at me? This isn’t a fucking social call. “Erin, it’s so good to see you.”
 Everything in me screams to punch this bitch in the face and break that ugly fake nose. “Bitch, get your STD infested hands off my fiancĂ© and back the fuck up.” I push her away and get in Connor’s face. “How could you?” He’s speechless and doesn’t answer me. “Oh, no, you asshole! Tell me now! Why are you with Olivia?”

You can buy this Ebook on Amazon HERE.

 I graduated from St. John Fisher College with my BA in 2011. I love writing and it's always been a dream of mine to publish my work. Reading is a passion of mine and the recent self-publishing authors have inspired me to do the same.
I want to inspire others with my words the way I have been inspired through countless works of literature. I think that everyone has a purpose in life, it just takes time to find it.

Goodreads Author Page: 

Friday, January 17, 2014

Borrowed by Delisa Lynn Book Blitz!

Evan Martin was a country boy at heart with big dreams. He
grew up in a small town in Utah, playing football since middle school. He
thought his future with his girlfriend would be perfect, until she became
pregnant and ripped his heart out. Evan decided then he was never going to play
football again and he wanted as far away from Utah as possible.
Evan had always wanted to be a lawyer and decided to move to
New York City to attend NYU and pursue becoming a criminal lawyer. He never
wanted to look back at his past. The past that at one time was his future - his
Evan had plans to go through his college years being a
bachelor and playing the field. Little did he know that he would meet Lila
Carls and fall madly in love. The only problem was Lila was already in a
Although Evan knew Lila was in love with another man, that
didn’t stop him from stealing her heart as well. He knew he could never have
all of her, but he wanted it all. After losing someone very close to him, he
decided to act on his feelings he had developed for an attached Lila. Even
though Lila had a boyfriend she acted on those feelings as well.
Once Lila breaks his heart after stringing him along and
borrowing his love, he thought he would never want or love anyone as much as he
did Lila. That was until a friend from his past Tatum Kelley walked back into
his life. He had known her all of his life and never once looked at her the way
he was now. Would she steal his heart and heal him again?
Years after Lila was married to another man and lived miles
away, she walked back into Evan’s life and that one night of love and lust
changes everything. Lila has a secret and it could ruin Evan’s future with
Tatum or only make it better.

About The Author

Delisa Lynn grew up in Columbus Ohio and loves Buckeye
football. After working in retail photography for sixteen years, she wanted to
take a different path and attended college where she received a diploma in
Medical Assisting. She married her high school sweetheart, and moved to the
Midwest, missing the east coast they decided to move back and are now residing
in Western New York with their fur daughter Sophie. Delisa has always had a passion
for reading, and has wanted to write her own novel. Delisa loves the outdoors,
traveling, shopping and family time. When not writing, you can find her
snuggling up with her fur daughter and reading a good book or watching a good
movie. Delisa is currently writing Borrowed, a Novella from Evan Martin’s POV.
Also look for Embracing Us and Embracing Hearts, all releasing early 2014.


Thursday, January 16, 2014

****ATTN: Authors and Bloggers!!****

Hello amazing people!

I'm starting to schedule a bunch of fun things and I'm wondering if any of you are interested in joining in. Here are some things I'd like to add to my schedule-

-Author Takeovers
-Blog Facebook Page Switches (Only for a few hours to a day)
-Book Promotions
-Book Blitz
-Cover Reveals
-Book excerpts
-And more!

If any of you are interested please private message me on Facebook, fill in the Contact Form on my blog page, or Email me at

You all have been amazing and I'm looking forward to working with you! 

Thank you so much,


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Walker by Michelle Flick

Kate isn’t thrilled to be moving to the middle of nowhere. She's already lost her parents, now she's leaving the only place she's ever known as home. She’s not there long when she realizes her dreams aren’t her own and that she has the ability to walk through other people's dreams. Not only that, but she might have found her dream guy--literally. He's in her dreams.

Just when she starts to get the hang of dream walking, strange murders in her new town start to occur. Girls are being killed as they sleep with no evidence, no suspects and no clear motive behind the deaths. It doesn’t take Kate very long to realize that the girls aren’t just being killed as they sleep—they’re being killed in their sleep.

Kate must figure out how to find the killer in the real world and keep the ones she loves safe while they sleep.

About the author:

Michelle Flick lives in Western New York with her family. She teaches 8th grade ELA and is a lover of coffee, dogs, and music. You can find Michelle on Facebook, twitter and on her blog:

About the dog:

Fergie is real! She is a 5-year-old collie. She hates tiled floors, loves the outside, and is never far from her family members. She is as loving and loyal as the Fergie in the novel!

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5 out of 5 Stars

I absolutely, positively, LOVED this book! What an interesting story line. It literally had me hooked from beginning to end. Where do I even begin?

First off, Fergie is quite possibly my favorite dog EVER. When I discovered that she was real I was legitimately excited, Silly I know, but totally true. Her role in the book is as pivotal as any of the other characters. She's like a human trapped in a dogs body and to find out that she was actually real was pretty freaking awesome.

This book took me back to being a kid. I used to watch the sci-fi (Now "syfy") channel all the time. I was obsessed with anything paranormal. As a paranormal fan, there are some stories where you just think "Yeah right, that will never happen" but there are others where it sucks you in and you are convinced that it's real. Walker is the latter.  It's the type of book that has the right amount of everything. Romance, mystery, supernatural, humor, and confrontation between characters. It's all wrapped up into once spectacular book.

I don't think I've ever hoped for a character to fall asleep as much as I hoped for Kate to. Don't get me wrong, the story line when she was awake was great and kept me guessing but I was on pins and needles wondering what would happen next between Kate and Nick.

I loved that Kate always stood up for herself when it came to Jcru. With a lot of books I have read, main characters aren't typically as upfront as she is and I really admire that about her.

My only complaint for this book is- I WANT MORE! I'm really hoping for this to be a series. I'm curious to know how the story pans out for some of the other characters, Kate and Nick included.

Great job Michelle Flick! It was such a wonderful book!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Review- Remembering Us by Stacey Lynn

*This book is for those who are 18+ 

(4.5 out of 5 Stars)

The story about a forgotten love and one woman's journey to remember it again. It's a heartfelt story and an emotional roller coaster. One minute you may be on the verge of throwing something (I was anyways) and just a page or so later you're laughing or smiling along with some of the characters. Stacey-Lynn did a wonderful job depicting each of them, their flaws and all.
The story follows Amy who suffers serious injuries and wakes up not remembering the last 2 years of her life. She wakes to a strange man sitting next to her bed only to find out, to her surprise, that he's her boyfriend of two years. Their entire relationship was wiped clean from her memory from the accident and now she has to work on remembering while trying to figure out who she has become.
If you think not much can happen in the span of 2 years then you are mistaken.
Amy was raised in a upper-class household with two extremely judgmental parents, more so her mother, who try to dictate every aspect of her life. She breaks free from that and builds the life she never knew she could have but always dreamed of thanks to Adam.
When she wakes from her coma and gets thrown back into the mix of things she finds that she has no idea who the girl is that she became. She attempts to live the life she had before she met Adam but it just doesn't feel right to her. None of it does.
There's a war raging in her head about whether she can trust Adam or not. She feels as though she lives with a stranger and, in a way, that's true considering she has almost no memory of him. He has demons of his own and Amy senses them but isn't sure if they're a danger to her or not. They try to work together to overcome them but the question is will it help her remember? Also, if she does remember, will it make her feel safe with Adam or just more scared?
The chemistry between the two is undeniable. Amy belongs to Adam, body and soul, however, her mind has to catch up.
The story has a few twists and turns one of which I didn't see coming and it had me in tears reliving it through Amy's memory.
When I first started this read, the story-line reminded me of the movie The Vow. However, it was just that, a minute similarity. Stacey Lynn writes such a beautifully tragic, yet triumphant story. I couldn't read the pages fast enough. She makes it her own and I loved every minute of it! I can't wait to see what other stories she brings to life. I am definitely a fan! 

*If you would like to buy Remembering Us (I highly recommend that you do), I will be posting the links in my review as soon as they become available. It will be available for purchase on January 14th!

Available for purchase at Amazon HERE.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

January's Book of the Month!

I'm very excited to start doing a book of the month! I will post a book at the beginning of each month to read and at the end of the month, if you want to discuss it, I will host a book discussion on Facebook. Some books may be ones I have read and really liked, while others will be as new to me as they are to you.
So, let's get this started! The first book I chose is one I've been dying to read and I'm excited that I finally will be able to! Here it is...


"What if you could live again and again, until you got it right? 

On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, lets out a lusty wail, and embarks upon a life that will be, to say the least, unusual. For as she grows, she also dies, repeatedly, in a variety of ways, while the young century marches on towards its second cataclysmic world war. 

Does Ursula's apparently infinite number of lives give her the power to save the world from its inevitable destiny? And if she can -- will she?

Darkly comic, startlingly poignant, and utterly original -- this is Kate Atkinson at her absolute best."

Sounds pretty awesome right?? I'll post more about "The Book of the Month" in the coming days/weeks. 


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Thursday, January 2, 2014

My Facebook 100 Likes Giveaway!

I will be having a giveaway once I hit 100 page "Likes" on Facebook! I will be giving away a new favorite series of mine. There will be THREE winners and those winners will receive TWO books each! That's right, 6 books total! Go "Like" and "Share" my Facebook Page and I will announce the books up for grabs once I hit 100!






There are "Hints" about the giveaway on my Instagram (@mybookinspiredramblings) and Twitter (@mybookramblings)

*Facebook is not responsible for this giveaway, I am.