Review: [What If] by Rebecca Donovan

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Title:  What If

Author:  Rebecca Donovan

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Reviewer:  Nic

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I really don’t think I have ever been nervous about writing a review for a book before…not until NOW.  What If is…well, I just feel like I seriously don’t know what I can say about this book and depending on how much I say it could spoil the story.  And I SO don’t want to do that.  Maybe I can just say that it was a life experience, or a life (or lives) experienced through the words of Rebecca Donovan.  This best selling author has done an amazing job yet again.

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Review [Pierced] (Lucian & Lia #1) by Sydney Landon

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Book Title: Pierced (Lucian & Lia #1)
Author: Sydney Landon
Rating: 1/2
Reviewer: Jenn

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I am a huge fan of the Danvers series by Sydney Landon so when I saw Pierced I just had to read it! Pierced is nothing like the Danvers books but I absolutely loved it and was hooked immediately!

Lucian Quinn is the definition of success; at 29 he’s created an amazing software company, has money, smoking hot looks, beautiful cars…you get the picture. But, he stays away from any serious relationship; never letting anyone get too close to him. His past has shown him the damage that can be caused by loving someone.

Lia Adams is a college student just trying to make ends meet and graduate. She ran away from a horribly abusive mother and step father to attend school and will do what she has to to make it through. Lia works as a date night escort; she is paid to accompany someone to functions, dinners…basically be arm candy. There’s nothing dirty about her job and absolutely no sex involved. One night she is hired by Luc to attend a dinner with him and so begins their amazing story.

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Review: [Screwdrivered] (Cocktail #3) by Alice Clayton

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Title: Screwdrivered (Cocktail #3)

Author: Alice Clayton

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Reviewer: Midian

 

 

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I like Alice Clayton,  that’s a known fact; what I don’t like is the fact that lately, I’ve found her books are lacking something, and for the life of me, I can’t tell what it is.

Since we got Rusty Nailed (a book that annoyed me, big time, still, I laughed), I wanted to know more about Vivian (yes, I rather call her that), because I thought she was cool, and she is, but I was disappointed.

I was disappointed because Vivian also annoyed the hell out of me with her fixation with the half fly Hank, a guy you can tell since the beginning is not into her and is stupid as fuck, he’s muscle, and that’s about it.

I was also disappointed because she had a great thing right in front of her and she doesn’t realize it until the very end of the book, but if she realized that   at the beginning, we wouldn’t have a book to read, would we?

Something I loved, besides Clark, was every time she did something or something happened and she would go like “Aw Yeah…”; that shit is so me lol.

As to Clark, he was perfect, in all his “annoying” glory, he was something kind of perfect, but maybe is because I’m into that type of guy. I mean, look at him.

I felt the end was too damn rushed, and I asked a fellow reader about this, just to make sure it wasn’t just me, and yes, she agreed, and it’s because we didn’t get Vivian/Clark time, not in my opinio Continue reading ‘Review: [Screwdrivered] (Cocktail #3) by Alice Clayton’

Cover Reveal: [Torture To Her Soul] (Monster in His Eyes #2) by J. M. Darhower

You guys, I can’t freaking wait for this book to come out! In fact, when it does, I’m dropping everything, every damn responsibility because I will devour this book. For now, here you have the cover reveal!! And look, it’s gawdjess…

 

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ABOUT TORTURE TO HER SOUL

Don’t say it unless you mean it…

 

It’s a simple concept, one I’ve said time and again, but something people don’t seem to comprehend. You should choose every syllable carefully, because you never know when somebody will hold you to your word.

 

Somebody like me.

 

I’m not a good man. I’m not. I know. I have enough darkness inside of me to rid the world of every stitch of light. But there’s one I could never harm, one light I couldn’t bring myself to snuff out.

 

 

She thinks I’m a monster, and maybe I am. I taunt her with my touch, get a thrill out of torturing her soul. But I’m not the only one. The world is full of monsters, and I’m not the most dangerous one out there.

 

Not even close…

 

God help me, I love her.

 

I do.

 

And God help anyone who tries to take her from me.

TEASER!!

“Guess it’s true what they say.”

            The sound of Karissa’s voice draws my attention. Turning around, I see her standing at the bottom of the steps, eyes trained past me at the front door. Early morning sunshine bathes the area around it in a soft orange glow, making the brand new locks lining the door shine brightly. I spent all night fortifying the house, doing everything in my power to make the place secure.

            “And what, exactly, do they say?”

            Karissa’s eyes shift from the door to meet mine. Her hair is a mess, her pajamas disheveled. She clearly just woke up from sleeping hard, lost in tranquility, while I spent the past few hours drowning in paranoia. Every time the house creaked, I damn near clawed my way out of my own skin.

            “History repeats itself,” she says, “first as a tragedy, second as a farce.”

            Karl Marx. I recognize the quote.

            Daniel Santino must’ve taught it to her.

            Huh.

            I wave toward the front door. “Something about this is funny to you?”

            “Not really funny,” she says, slowly stepping closer. “It’s sort of curious, though, that I spent my entire life trapped behind locked doors and here it is, happening to me again. I always knew something was going on when my mother started buying extra locks and nailing down windows. It’s just a bit of déjà vu seeing you doing the same thing.”

            Hesitating, I reach into my pocket and fish out a set of keys. I toss them to her without warning, and they hit the wooden floor by her feet with a clang. Bending down, she picks them up, eyeing me curiously.

            “You’re not trapped here, Karissa.”

            Her fist closes around the keys, her gaze burning through me as she arches an eyebrow, silent for a moment before asking, “Aren’t I?”

            “No, you’re not,” I say. “You can leave the house whenever you want.”

            “Can I?”

            “Of course,” I say. “Doesn’t mean I won’t follow you, though.”

 

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J.M. Darhower is the USA Today bestselling author of books about the hottest hit men and the women who find some hope in them. She lives in a tiny town in rural North Carolina, where she churns out more words than will ever see the light of day. She has a deep passion for politics and speaking out against human trafficking, and when she isn’t writing (or fangirling) she’s usually ranting about those things. Chronic crimper with a vulgar mouth, she admits to having a Twitter addiction. You can usually always find her there.

 

 

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/jmdarhower

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/JM-Darhower/187907981297867?skip_nax_wizard=true

Website: http://www.jmdarhower.com/

Cover Reveal: [Finding You] by Elizabeth Lee

We are so excited to share the cover for Finding You, from Elizabeth Lee, along with an excerpt. Take a look at the cover and excerpt, and
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Title: Finding You

Author: Elizabeth Lee

Age Group: NA

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Scheduled to Release: October 7, 2013

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Being the wild child has worked for Mallory Vandaveer for most of her life. She’s the good time girl, up for anything–and everyone in her small town knows it. But when her sister came home after years of being away, long hidden secrets came out.

Turns out, Mallory isn’t who she thought she was. And now everything starts to feel like a lie. In order to figure out who she is she’ll have to set out on a journey to find the one man who holds the answers.

Everett Boone is in hiding. Hiding from his past and the press and the demands of a career he put on hold after tragedy struck. When a young woman with secrets of her own blows into town and rents the apartment next to his, he’ll have to face the past he was trying to escape in order to understand his feelings for her.

They’ll both have to dig deep inside themselves to discover whether or not they’re capable of being enough for one another.  Finding the person you’re meant to love isn’t the problem. Sometimes the hardest person to find is yourself.

Review [The Fear of Falling] (Toxic Love #1) Mercedes G. Torres

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Title: The Fear of Falling (Toxic Love #1)

Author: Mercedes G. Torres

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Reviewer: Rachel

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This is the story of 17 year old Anna, a girl rejected by her unloving mother and sent to live with a grandfather she barely knows. While living with him, she finds herself caught between two boys….the one who she loves obsessively and who can’t return her love, and the boy whose love she’s always had but she doesn’t know how to love back.

This is the author’s first full length novel, and as far as first novels goes, it was a pretty solid effort. I wasn’t blown away but there was enough there that it kept me interested, and underneath all the issues I had with the story I could still see the potential the author possesses. Continue reading ‘Review [The Fear of Falling] (Toxic Love #1) Mercedes G. Torres’

Review: [Frayed] (Connections #4) by Kim Karr

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Title: Frayed (Connections #3)
Author: Kim Karr
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Reviewer: Midian

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Never in a million years did I think I would like Ben’s story more than every body else’s. Never. EVER.
Like, I hated the guy, with a passion, and when I found out he would have his book, I wasn’t looking forward to it.

So we get their story, Ben & Bell, and yeesus, I disliked her so much on this book,
so damn much, she annoyed the living daylights out of me, actually, all Kim Karr heroines piss me off, big time.

I can’t tell I forgive Ben for what he did to Dahlia, I mean, no, just no. But I loved seeing Ben in love again,
dude is so hot *.*

The excecution of an story is extremelly important to me, especially if they are connected, and this is something Karr did beautifully.

Did I mention how much Bell annoyed me? Ok.

Moving on, I also enjoyed the back story for secondary characters, and it made me sad all over again everytime Ben’s mum was mentioned, that woman was golden.
You can tell Ben is a loving, intelligent man, he just made some stupid ass decisions, and let me remind you again, dude is hot.

I would like to read a book or novella about Ben’s nephew, that kid is making me all kinds of curious.

An ARC was received from the publisher via SMIBookClub.

 ABOUT FRAYED

 He didn’t think, he didn’t question—he just acted.

What she wanted, she took—without regard.

It was only one night, but it changed everything.

After losing his fiancée, Ben Covington is unsure he’ll ever love again. But he’s so deeply drawn to Bell Wilde that he’s thrown for a loop. Maybe it’s purely sexual chemistry that’s igniting their spark… or maybe it’s his second chance at love.

Bell Wilde has just gotten her life back on track and may not be up the challenge of Ben Covington coming back into it. However, once the spark is reignited…there’s no stopping it. But even if they both manage to pull together their frayed hearts, a secret from Bell’s past just might shatter them both.

 

 

Release Day Launch & Giveaway: [In Her Wake] by K.A. Tucker

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We are stoked to bring you all the Release Day Launch for K.A. Tucker’s IN HER WAKE! IN HER WAKE is a new adult contemporary romance and a prequel novella in the Ten Tiny Breaths Series, published by Atria Press (an imprint of Simon & Schuster).

 

In Her Wake

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EXCERPT:

That’s how I spot her.

There’s no doubt that it’s her; I’ve memorized her face.

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#SmutBookFridays Review and Giveaway [Vanquish ] (Deliver #2) by Pam Godwin

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Title: Vanquish (Deliver, #2)

Author: Pam Godwin

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Reviewer: Rachel

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Although Vanquish can be read as a standalone I highly recommend that Deliver be read first. It gives the reader a better understanding of who Van is and better appreciation of just how far he comes in Vanquish when you see just how bad he could really be. And he could be very VERY bad. I don’t think I’ve ever done such a complete turnaround on a character from one book to the next. He could easily be considered the villain of the first book, but Pam Godwin managed to offer just the smallest sliver of redemption in him at the end of Deliver that I was intrigued enough to want to read his story. And oh what a story it turned out to be.

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Promotional Event & Giveaway: Favorite Moments in the Ten Tiny Breath series by K.A. Tucker

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Wow, I can’t believe I am here writing my favorite moments for the Ten Tiny Breath series.  It seriously feels like just yesterday that I remember my friend Hootie (from http://globugandhootie.blogspot.com/) reading and loving Ten Tiny Breaths.  I think I bought the book around that same time (this was the indie pre-Atria version).  Of course, buying a book never quite equated to reading immediately for me.  Then in June of 2013, I had the pleasure of sitting with the oh-so-fabulous K.A. Tucker at the first ever Book Bash.  It was my first time at a book signing, and my first time as assistant to an author.  I quickly confessed to K.A. that I hadn’t read any of her books (which then got me the title of the worst assistant ever ;-p) but then I vowed to read it as soon as I could.  Once I read Ten Tiny Breaths I was madly in love with the characters, and the amazing writing.  One Tiny Lie was also out at that time so I devoured that as well.  I felt that I loved that story even more than the first.  Then Four Seconds to Lose came out, and my oh my, Cain stole my heart.  And THEN, K.A did it again with Five Ways to Fall, and Ben quickly took the top spot.  Since this series is a companion series, and each story is set around different main characters I thought I would do a quick favorite moment from each book.  There is always that one scene that will forever be remembered.  So here goes my favorite moments (will try to remain spoiler free):

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