Saturday, May 31, 2014

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway for Bite & Release by Cory Cyr


Ryan Chase left Fairbanks, Alaska, when she was 21 years old to pursue her dream of becoming an actress. Somewhere along the way her dreams of stardom crashed and burned, along with her life.

Thirteen years later she is forced to return to Fairbanks because her unforgiving and emotionally-distant father has suddenly died. Ryan seizes the opportunity to not only escape her abusive husband but to be able to attend her best friend's wedding. What could go wrong? It's only Fairbanks, Alaska... While wishing she was anywhere but her father's funeral and wake, Ryan is struck senseless by a stunning, drop-dead gorgeous man. Her thoughts turn carnal and she desperately wants to know him in every way—and position—possible. There's only one problem...

He's the devil's spawn. He's the one who marked her for life. He's the kid she used to baby-sit. And he's hotter than hell!

Shea Michaels has loved Ryan Chase for most of his life. After surviving an unspeakable childhood, he became a man of whom she could be proud of...if she ever came back. Now that she's returned, Shea pursues her with a vengeance, undaunted by the thirteen year age difference that Ryan uses as the shield between them.

Confusion, guilt and lust bombard Ryan as she battles the memories of the little boy she used to know while still being drawn to the heart-stopping man he has become.



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I began writing music and poetry at an early age. My love of music became my sole focus and I spent quite a few years as the lead singer for many local rock bands. In high school I was fascinated with the macabre and started writing science fiction and horror stories so dark they earned me the nickname "Gory Cory." After years of writing dark tales, I never thought in a million years my first two finished manuscripts would be Adult Romance. Bite & Release will be the first book published sometime in late May/early June and Reviving Haven; my second book will be released at the end of July. The themes of both books are older women/ younger men and are for 18+ due to language, sexual situations and subject matter. Both are stand alone with no cliffhanger.

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Review for Wild Angel by Shari Copell

Wild Angel (Rock'n Tapestries, #2)Wild Angel by Shari Copell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I read and loved Rock'n Tapestries so I automatically knew I had to read Wild Angel. Shari outdid herself. This is like two books in one! What a steal! First we meet Nicks Sorenson, Asher's daughter. She has grown up to be a beautiful young rock and roll woman. This is a story about her life and how she unravels the secrets about her past. She has help from a sexy new rocker, Stone Jensen. The two have a rocky start but I enjoyed watching their relationship blossom. You also get more of Chelsea and Tage and their family. I was so happy getting more of them as a couple because I wanted to learn more about Tage's mindset. It made me open my heart more to Tage and he shows what a great father he is. The Sorenson family faces many obstacles throughout the book, and there are a few shocking, never saw them coming moments that really added to the story. The books written in multiple POV's. I enjoyed every word on the 500+ pages in this book. I felt as though I was there with the characters at every step. The imagery is amazing. Great book Shari! I'm a forever fan!

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Review for Hate to Love You by Elise Alden

Hate to Love YouHate to Love You by Elise Alden
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

**ARC provided via NetGalley**
Rating: 5 Fudging Stars
Synopsis: The book blurb had me intrigued the moment I read it. Paisley is an eighteen year old girl whose family doesn't care for her. They label her the liar, the slut, trash. So when her older sister and worst enemy comes home with her new fiance James, Paisley instantly hates him to. But her body disagrees. She decides to take revenge on her sister and uses James to do it. Flash forward seven years, Paisley is now grown up and wanting to make amends with all the lies she has told. But the truth also has its consequences and Paisley learns that nothing in life is easy.
Likes: EVERYTHING! I was literally hooked from the first page, not wanting to put it down. The story line had my interest before I had even opened the book, but as the pages started turning I knew that I would love this. Paisleys character is funny, witty, and straight to the point. I'll admit, at first I wanted to reach in and smack her for what she had done. What an immature thing to do, but then as the story progressed and we got more into her mind I felt for her. I wished I could take away her pain for what she had done, and wished she could have her happily every after. James was HOT! Bossy, sweet, angry, caring, jealous....everything. My heart hurt for him when the truth came out. I honestly would never want to be in either one of their shoes. I wanted them both to be happy, but I wasn't sure how they could pull through all their struggles. Ryan was sweet and I'm glad we got to meet him. I'm so very happy how the story played out. All things went into place, and all my questions were answered. The author Elise Alden did an amazing job. It's completely different than anything out there. I will most certainly read anything else Elise puts out there. I now have a new author crush.
Dislikes: NOT needed for this review!
Overall I LOVED this story. Loved the characters, the dialogue, the "eye dialogue", the story line, EVERYTHING. This is a book that I could read again and still enjoy numerous times over. I'm sure there are some people that would want to put it down after the initial trash at the bash but PLEASE for the love all things books, don't. Read it to the end, and then read it all again.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Review of Crave by Violet Vaughn

CraveCrave by Violet Vaughn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

**ARC received by publisher via NetGalley for honest review**

Rating: 4.5
Synopsis: Casey is a young woman who knows what she wants out of life, but unfortunately the man she loves doesn't reciprocate the same wants. After realizing she needs to distance herself from Jason, she moves from Vermont to Breckenridge to pursue a ski instructor job. Along the way she meets Blaine. He is everything and more that she wanted for herself. She is torn between her feelings for both Jason and Blaine, and has to figure out what is more important in her life.
Likes: The book starts out right away, no waiting to meet the characters. I feel like we really got a good look in to Casey's mind and I felt for her. She had to make difficult decisions that would ultimately effect the rest of her life. I don't know how I would react if I was in her predicament either. Love or Family? I wouldn't want to choose. the secondary characters where great, and I look forward to the next installment with perhaps more of them and their stories. I'm usually not one to like a love-triangle but this was completely different than that, and I loved the twist.
Dislikes: I wish we would have gotten to know more about Jason. Yes, he briefly talked about his past, but that just didn't seem like enough. I found it odd that Casey and him were so much in love but yet she didn't know these things about him. I also found the sentences to be a bit choppy at some points, but that is just my personal opinion. I think the author was doing it on purpose, but it irritated me a little.
Overall I would recommend this to other readers. I enjoyed it very much.

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Cover Reveal for Redeeming You by Lisa Cardiff

Releasing June 24, 2014

After walking away from a controlling relationship, Taylor Reed is broke, homeless and unemployed. When her brother, Alec, the drummer for Chasing Ruin offers her a job working for Chasing Ruin for the final thirty days of the tour, Taylor jumps at the chance.

Unfortunately, that job entails keeping Cam Donovan, Chasing Ruin’s lead guitarist, out of trouble for the remainder of the tour, but Taylor isn’t worried. She’s smart enough to keep her distance and there’s no way she’ll let herself be another notch on his bedpost.

Cam Donovan’s life hasn’t been the same since he ruined his chances with Bre, his childhood sweetheart. With regrets eating at his soul, he fills his life with meaningless one-night stands blurred by alcohol and drugs until Chasing Ruin threatens to kick him out of the band.

When Taylor joins Chasing Ruin on tour, he’ll do anything to avoid the mutual attraction simmering between them. He can’t afford another the distraction. But as the lines blur, and the days turn into weeks, Cam and Taylor realize their feelings for each other might be too hard to ignore.


After spending years practicing law and running a real estate development company with her husband, Lisa decided to pursue her dream of becoming a writer and she must confess that inventing characters is so much more fun than writing contracts and legal briefs. A native of Colorado, she lives with her husband and three children in Denver. When she isn’t managing the chaos of raising three children and owning her own business, she can be found reading or writing a book.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Cover Reveal & Giveaway for Time After Time by Melody Foster


"On the night of her best friend's wedding, Becca Lawson is shocked to run into the man who once shattered her heart completely. One wild, passionate night is all it takes to stir up long-lost emotions. Becca knows her feelings for him cannot be real, and will not be reciprocated. Fearing the worst, she shuts herself off completely, denying herself the one true chance of love.

Young, handsome, and rich, Austin Blackstone is a man who seems to have it all. But inside, his heart yearns for the girl who left an unforgettable impression on him seven years ago. When a chance encounter brings him face-to-face with her on a tropical paradise, all the feelings hidden deep inside his heart threaten to spill over... and force him to forsake everything he has built. 

Set on a beautiful, Caribbean island, Time After Time is a sweet love story of second chances and new opportunities. As old flames reignite and forgotten passions burn strong, can two people from very different walks of life forget their rules long enough to let love in?"


I’m Melody Foster. I'm a regular girl who loves long walks on the beach with my beloved Airedale terrier Oman. "Oh, man!" were the words I said when I first met my puppy. He is not a puppy anymore...

Chocolate and coffee are my life while I write. A good laugh at myself is my medicine for self-criticism.

I’m extremely thankful to all my readers for making a new author’s dreams come true.

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Cover Reveal for Chasing Forever by Lisa Cardiff

Releasing June 3, 2014



Regan Pierce’s life is finally on right path . . .

She’s on track to graduate at the top of her class. She’s just been offered a summer associate position with one of the largest law firms in San Francisco. She’s in control of her future and the painful secrets of her past are long forgotten.

Her life is perfect . . . until Lucas Evanston, sexy former college baseball star turned lawyer extraordinaire, her boss for the summer, walks back into her life.</ b>

Six years ago, Lucas thought he’d met the woman of his dreams. Regan was everything he never knew he wanted until he ruined it all and left her broken and unable to trust.

Just like six years ago, the chemistry between them is as explosive as it is unexpected, but Regan wants nothing to do with the man who turned her life upside down and trampled her heart.

Lucas has other plans. Regan owns him, heart, body and soul and he’ll do whatever it takes to win the heart of the woman who haunts his dreams.


After spending years practicing law and running a real estate development company with her husband, Lisa decided to pursue her dream of becoming a writer and she must confess that inventing characters is so much more fun than writing contracts and legal briefs. A native of Colorado, she lives with her husband and three children in Denver. When she isn’t managing the chaos of raising three children and owning her own business, she can be found reading or writing a book.

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Review for Jayde (Behind the Words #2) by Savannah Stewart

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For months now Jayde Kimberland has been touring from city to city with her best friend, Arianna Moore, as The Daughters of Darkness. Living the dream most musician would kill for, they were known as the opening act for the platinum selling rock group, From Yesterday.
With Arianna battling demons of her own, Jayde found what she thought was her Prince Charming within rocker bad boy, Cash O’Brien. As the tour came to a close, the distance between them pulled like the tuning key turning to tighten one of their guitar strings. When Nate Daniels walks back into the picture, she’s faced with the possibility of having the life with the man she loved years ago or trying to hold onto a reckless, Cash.
Everywhere Jayde turns she is hit with a curve ball, shattering everything she tries to build. But one person is there to help pick up the pieces no matter what. But as tragedy reveals its ugly head, she finds herself lost, lonely, and confused on what the future may hold. Will she be able to let go of the past and find happiness within her future or will she have to forever deal with the shattering effects of a love long gone?
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My black lace dress clung to my soaked body as I sobbed uncontrollably against the old oak tree. With one hand pressed against my heart I squeezed my eyes tightly shut, trying to remember the last thing he had said to me. “I love you, Jayde, with all my heart. Give Sawyer a kiss for me, I’ll be home after the show.” My body continued to heave as my knees gave out and I crumbled to the ground. The sky roared with thunder and lightning; usually I would have been scared shitless to be out in this stuff but right then I didn’t care what happened to me. I just wanted it all to be a horrible dream…and I would wake up with a racing heart but find him beside me in our bed instead of buried in the ground.
“This can’t be real!!” I wailed loudly into my hands, where my head was now resting. I had no energy to lift my body from the ground, not that I wanted to. But if I didn’t get out of the storm I would most likely be sucked up into it. I remembered losing my parents at a very young age but the one thing I did not remember was how badly my heart ached from having someone ripped from your life at the drop of a hat.
Everything was perfect…too perfect. Any time in my life when things seemed to fall together, something had always come along to wreak havoc and remind me that my life would never be perfect. I should have gone to the show; if I was there…I could have stopped it from happening and we would be together…in our home. One big happy family.
“Baby girl…” That voice cut right through me. Was it bad of me to want to allow him to help me? After everything he had done…and after everything I had done? I didn’t even bother to look up; I continued to pour every ounce of emotions I had out through my tears and onto my soaking wet self. “Let me get you out of this storm…You’re going to be sick and Sawyer needs you.” He scooped me up into his arms; the warmth of his skin caused me to gasp. I circled my arms around his neck and rested my head against his shoulder. “I know this sounds cliché and I’m fucking horrible with words…but it’ll get better with time, Jayde. I promise you…” His voice was thick with emotion.
His kindness only caused me to cry even harder. I was a horrible person…I didn’t deserve happiness, and I definitely didn’t deserve him being kind to me right now. I heard the car door open just before he lowered me into the passenger’s seat. When the door shut I finally looked at him through the rain streaked window. His hair was shorter than usual but my heart still fluttered uncontrollably at the sight of him. What the hell is wrong with me? I shouldn’t feel this way, not today… I curled my legs up into the seat with me and wrapped my arms around them tightly. Resting my head against my knees I stared out the front window as the driver’s door shut.
“Is there anywhere you want me to take you?” His voice was just above a whisper. Without moving my eyes from the front window I shook my head no. “Do you want to go home?” Home…Where all the memories were… The thought of walking back into that house caused a horrible sob to rip from my chest. Wasn’t there a limit of tears a person could produce? I buried my face into my knees to ride out the emotional rollercoaster I was on yet again.
“I’m staying at Aria and Bryden’s place while I’m in town. How ‘bout I take you there?” I didn’t respond, after a few long seconds I felt the car shift into gear. He pulled his jacket from the backseat and draped it over me. I hadn’t realized my body was shaking so badly until then. I rolled onto my side facing the door, gripping the jacket tightly around me, and fell into a silent cry, the kind where your body shook aggressively but you didn’t produce any noise. I felt his warm hand touch my arm lightly causing even more goose bumps to run across my skin. “Seeing you like this is killing me right now…” His hand ran up and down my arm briefly before it was gone and the coldness was back.
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I am very much a Leo, I currently don't have any children, but my dog Jack might as well be one! I'm a Book-a-holic who loves music, tattoos, photography, singing, acting, writing, & laughing. One of my favorite quotes is "Love is the beauty of the soul." Hopefully one day I will be able to travel to all the places I am dying to see!! Thanks for stopping by! :-)
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Reviewed by Erika (5 out of 5 emotional STARS)

Savannah has done it again. Another freaking amazing book that makes me want to yell "BUY THIS BOOK!!!!!" from the roof tops.
 The emotions she's able to provoke with her words is a true gift. I felt what Jayde was feeling. It wasn't just an emotional roller coaster for the characters, it was for me as well. That is actually putting it mildly... This book had me in tears, not just a little bit of watery eyes. I'm talking full on ugly tears. 
I don't give away spoilers in my reviews but it is SO hard for me not to for this book.
I read Arianna right before reading Jayde. I thought I wouldn't be able to feel as deeply connected to Jayde as I did to Arianna since she was the first I was introduced to. I was eager to read Jayde's story but I was also a tiny bit hesitant. It was a bittersweet feeling.
Then, I read it and holy wow. Just. W-O-W. I can't wait for more of this series, I'm hooked. HOOKED I tell you!
This is an emotional read so get the tissues ready!