Promo Post & Excerpt: [Incandescent] (Hidden Races #1) by M.V. Freeman

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Title: Incandescent (Hidden Races #1)

Author: M.V. Freeman

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ABOUT INCANDESCENT

When fire meets a force of nature an Incandescent is born.

 

Laurie Hudson gave up “normal” a long time ago. Isolated from friends and family, she becomes a bartender for an upscale restaurant while she fights to suppress her strange affinity for fire. Around new owner Mikhail Petrov, her careful control disintegrates. She is at once drawn to his urbane, cool demeanor and irritated by his overbearing manner. Now she finds all of her hard won choices being taken away as she is catapulted into a world of Mages, Darks, and mysterious Elementals, all working just below the surface of humanity. As she learns to survive, Laurie realizes her freedom could mean the destruction of the frustrating man she’s come to care for.

 

A formidable figure in this strange world, Tri-Elemental Mikhail Petrov commands earth, air, and water. He doesn’t give a damn what the untrained Fire Elemental Laurie wants. Her rare power is the key to his freedom, and he doesn’t hesitate to seize her for his use—an act that propels him into a war he isn’t ready to fight. The cost could mean his life and the destruction of his people. With the Mages closing in, Mikhail faces a choice: destroy the fledgling relationship with Laurie to gain his coveted freedom, or sacrifice himself for hers.

Excerpt from Incandescent, by M.V. Freeman

 

“Are you saying you love me, Laurie?” His eyes had lightened a fraction.

Laurie allowed a bubble of laughter to escape her lips. Of course he was going to focus on what he wanted to hear and not on what she was saying. “You are the most frustrating man. Listen to what I’m saying…”

“I would listen if you were making any sense,” he mocked lightly. “Why can’t you answer my question? Is a simple question. Do you love me, Laurie?”

“Stop it,” she chided. Why was he so damn close? She tried to pull away from him but found herself backed up against a bookshelf with nowhere else to go. Traitorous goose bumps rose up along her skin as he brought a hand up to cup the side of her head. “I’m just saying you need to change your tactics, or think about it. What you’re doing now isn’t working—forcing people to do what you want all the time like you’ve been forcing me.”

Laurie looked up into Mikhail’s eyes, brighter now, anticipatory. She could smell the fading smoke from his cigar and the light scent of the spicy soap he used.

“Was your choice so very terrible?” he murmured.

“Jail, the Mages, or you. What do you think?” Laurie kept her voice even, but it was hard to think when he leaned this close. A light wind with a hint of fresh mown grass teased her hair and caressed her skin. The urge to reach up and run her hand along his lapel made her fingers itch, so she clenched her hands into fists.

“I’m asking what you think,” Mikhail said, and though she thought it impossible, he moved even closer. Laurie’s back pressed against hard wood; she felt it along her spine and legs.

“I never agreed to be your prisoner.” How the hell had she ended up in this position with him? And in this conversation?

“Is that what you are? My prisoner?” His breath fanned across her cheek, and Laurie was reminded of the last time they were in this library and the violence of their fight. At that time, she felt desperation and fear. Now she felt the desperation, but not the fear.

Mikhail leaned in, his lips millimeters from hers.

“Yes,” she breathed. “You can’t keep me here forever.”

“But I’m not ready to let you go,” he whispered, and his lips touched hers.

Review [Cadence] (Deception#2) by DH Sidebottom & Ker Dukey

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Title: Cadence ( Deception #2)

Author: Ker Dukey and DH Sidebottom

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Reviewer:Miri

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I’ve joined forces with the girls across the pond, Celesha and Izzy, and Yahaira to bring you our thoughts on Cadence (Deception #2) by our new favorite dark ladies Ker Dukey and D.H. Sidebottom…take a bow ladies. Ya’ll deserve it. We will try and keep this as spoiler free as possible BUT we do advice you have read book 1, Facade.
Love is a strange thing, it can come as quick as a blink of an eye. Once it catches you it’s like a disease it’s hard to shake off.

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I actually heard my heart crack and split open.
I bled for days.
Its funny how your meant to hate that one person but you can’t help but just LOVE them demons and all…..

Yaya: Where do we begin? Should I just put it out there that this did not go how I imagined it would. I’m not saying I don’t agree with what happens but this story blew my mind.

Izzy: So where the actual f*** do I start???? This was one doozy of a dark read. There were so many twists and turns I didn’t know where my head from my arse was. Now this was one of those page turners which I read in almost one sitting. The pages were turning and I just couldn’t put it down. Every single character had some major flaws but still such complex characters that you couldn’t help but try to understand them.

Celesha: After that CRAZY ending with Facade i was DYING for Cadence
I literally wanted to cut my right arm off for it. That’s how excited I was. Don’t think I’m crazy it was just dame I was getting my Dante Troy back…. And wasn’t I in for a SHOCK.
Let’s just say I still believe I haven’t read the right book but moving on.

Miri: i want to start with… GO AND BUY FACADE NOW!!! because these two books are so damn brilliant. Facade left me like a crack whore seriously pheening for Cadence book 2. mind fucked and mind blown!

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YaYa: I don’t have a reason to understand Dante or forgive him. He’s crazy, needs to be heavily sedated and stuck in a white room with a straight jacket. Almost as if you were reading about a brand new character. What happened to him? Love, hate, vengeance, jealousy drove this man to the unthinkable. I c Continue reading ‘Review [Cadence] (Deception#2) by DH Sidebottom & Ker Dukey’

Review: [Saving Poughkeepsie] (The Poughkeepsie Brotherhood #3) by Debra Anastasia

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Title: Saving Poughkeepsie (The Poughkeepsie Brotherhood #3)

Author: Debra Anastasia

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Reviewer: Midian

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ABOUT SAVING POUGHKEEPSIE

Beckett Taylor’s quest to be a better man has brought Eve Hartt back into his life, but sometimes it feels like they’re bound together with barbed wire. Though he longs to love her without causing pain, the wreckage of their past continues to crash down around them.

Yet with the help of this brothers—and for his brothers—Beckett won’t stop trying. He’s determined to make them all a family, to make a life they want to live, and to make Poughkeepsie a place that’s safe to live it.

He can feel their futures balanced precariously on his shoulders: Blake and Livia and their children, Cole and Kyle and the new baby they’ve just brought home, and Eve…always Eve. He wants their dreams to be real. But murderers don’t just get Happily Ever After handed to them. They have to wrench it away from Satan himself.

Good thing Beckett is prepared to do just that. After all, saving Poughkeepsie is the only way his story ends.

Prepare your heart and your head for a wild ride in this final installment of the Poughkeepsie Brotherhood series. Debra Anastasia does not disappoint as she weaves the last chapter of a story that blends true love, turbulent emotions, and life’s harsh realities into an uplifting tale that calls to the good in each of us.

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Sometimes you find yourself reading a book, or a series, that will be there, for always, and not because after a book is written and published it will be out there somewhere forever, it’s because the story told in those books will stay with you for as long as your memory allows you to.

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New Release [Control Me] (The Control Series Book 1) by Shanora Williams

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Title: Control Me (The Control Series Book 1)

Author: Shanora Williams

Genre: Erotica

Synopsis:

It’s hard to stay in your right state of mind when the man you’re being penetrated by is everything you never thought you could have.

It’s hard to hold onto reality when he hands you an undeniable escape.
He brings you to life and makes you forget who you truly are.
There are rules and boundaries, of course, but you consider it perfect, nonetheless.
The truth is I’m not completely sane.
I’m not okay.
I have issues.
And he knows this, yet he constantly leads me on.
He dominates me.
He indulges in me.
He craves me.
But he and I both know how this arrangement will end.
Someone will get hurt. I will lose control..
The control he has over me– the power he possesses– is something he won’t let go of. It’s what he enjoys and he refuses to give it up, that is until he realizes it’s putting both of our lives at risk.
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About the Author:
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New York Times & USA Today Best Selling author Shanora Williams considers herself one of the wondrous, down-to-earth authors who’s all about romance and the paranormal… but of course she always makes room for the many other genres out there. She was born and raised in North Carolina but plans on taking trips all around the world as she grows in age. She’s a huge lover of Starbucks and a big kid when it comes to Haribo Gummy Bears. If she could swim in Coca-Cola she would. She’s a very avid reader and a fan of many other independent authors.
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Review [Fractured] (Broken Book 1) by Elizabeth Stacey & Giveaway

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Title: Fractured ( Broken Book 1)

Author: Elizabeth Stacey

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Reviewer:Miri

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“Little girls are meant to dream about the monsters in the dark, but someone should warn us they are there.”

This book is so amazing everyone should read it. like seriously get on it.,

This is not your average love story.. i know you’ve heard that before but what i mean is this is not a love story you should expect from the start. This is what i called a fucked up love tragedy. McKenna is your average shy girl that has been through a lot. She has a best friend name Amelia… her roommate. These two are inseparable, Amelia knows the McKenna has been through a lot and both have developed such an amazing bond. Amelia begins a relationship which turns into abuse. McKenna questions her about why she’s changing but things escalate really quickly and throws McKenna and Amelia into a world they didn’t see coming… and for McKenna a world she knows very well.

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Dalton is Amelia’s brother… he’s met McKenna once during a night out. Dalton is an MMA fighter with anger issues. after finding his Sister in a world she doesn’t belong… he does everything he can to bring her back home. after discovering McKenna is in the same situation as his sister he cant help to want to protect McKenna as well.

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SMIBookClub GIves Back

smibookclubgivesbackHello SMIBookClubers –

We need your assistance. With the holiday season among us we have our annual SMIBookClub gift exchange going on right now. But this year we want to also giveback to a charity on behalf of the book club.

How you can help?

Leave a comment below letting us know what Non Profit organization (s) you would like us to donate to. We would love to donate to an organization that supports reading and or creative writing etc in some form.

We will pick from your suggestions next week 12-19-14 and make a monetary donation on behalf of the book club before the end of the mnth.

For thse of you that would like to contrubute to the monetary gift more details will be given one the organization is choise.

Thanks!!

-The SMIBookClub Crew

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Do not miss out on our Two Year Book -Friend -Club- Ship giveaway with over 20 paperbacks from some of our favorite authors!

SMIBookClub Celebrates two years of book-friend-club-ships

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Happy belated book club anniversary SMIBookClub!

If you havent heard the story on how we came to be check it out here. Okay now that thats taken care of . We want to thank you for two full years of book blogging. SMIBookClub is a unique online book club full of female (we welcome men though HEY NIKO) readers from all over the world that have 1 common thing that bonds them together . Our love for reading!  :-)

Although some of us aren’t reading as much as we were say a year ago or when they book club first started. The friendships and connections we have made in this book club is what keeps it going.

So how about we celebrate US!?

In this book community there are so many blogs and opportunities to enter giveaways. SMIBookClub host giveaways but this past year we cut down on how often. We know lots of people do not like rafflecopter giveaways. But they are a way for us to track and pick winners from a broad span. Numbers/blog followers have NEVER been a goal for SMIBookClub so please do not be offended with this giveaway be handling as such. We literally have OVER 20 items to giveaway LOL. So there will be  ALOT  of winners. This giveaway will run from Nov 26 – Dec 12. So there are many ways and opportunities to enter.

May the odds forever be in your forever.

- The SMIBookClub Crew

 

Giveaway Details

Prizes- Ok so we have ALOT of books to giveaway. Some are signed and some aren’t . Authors are

How to enter – Use the rafflecopter link to enter. We will pick 20 people total to win this giveaway. BUT here’s the catch. Winners will not know which book they won until they get their book in the mail. :-) But any 1 of these books is a steal!

Giveaway ends 12/12/14 winners will have 48 hours to claim their prizes. Due to the cost of shipping open US ONLY!

 

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Review [Caged In Winter] (Caged In Winter #1) by Brighton Walsh

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Book Title: Caged In Winter (Caged In Winter #1)
Author: Brighton Walsh

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Reviewer: Mags

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A little about this book:

Caged In Winter is book 1 in the series. We get Cade & Winter’s story and along the way we meet Tessa and Haley along with Jason, Cade’s best friend.

What I liked about this book:

CADE! Cade has swoon written all over him. He was dealt a crappy hand and had to grow up sooner than he expected. Although young in age, I think he’s a lot more mature than any other guys his age. Although emotionaly challenged (in her own way), Winter had to do a lot of growing up pretty fast herself. With Cade by her side, she will be able to flourish and open up and learn to love unconditionally. But Winter doesn’t see that right away. She feels as if she’s headed down a path she’s been running away from, avoiding at all cost. As musch as Cade “pushes”, she won’t be able to see it, not until she is ready.

I liked that, although he’s this big muscled guy that rides a motorcycle, he wasn’t your typical college MMA fighter. I like it when authors change it up and give us something different! I think a tattooed hottie in the kitchen is a lot hotter, don’t you?

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What I didn’t like so much:

It’s not necessarily the book, but a character. He was disgusting and a complete sleezyb Continue reading ‘Review [Caged In Winter] (Caged In Winter #1) by Brighton Walsh’

COVER REVEAL: [Becoming Rain] by K.A. Tucker

We are so stoked about this cover reveal for K.A. Tucker’s BECOMING RAIN! BECOMING RAIN is a New Adult Romantic Suspense novel, and the second novel in K.A. Tucker’s Burying Water Series, published by Atria Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster. BECOMING RAIN is set to be released March 3, 2015!

 

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US BUY LINKS:

Amazon ** Barnes & Noble ** Books-a-Million ** IndieBound ** Apple ** Blio ** Books-a-Million ** Google

UK BUY LINKS

Amazon ** Barnes & Noble ** Apple ** Google ** Waterstones ** Foyles

 

About BECOMING RAIN:

Luke Boone doesn’t know exactly what his uncle Rust is involved in but he wants in on it-the cars, the money, the women. And it looks like he’s finally getting his wish. When Rust hands him the managerial keys to the garage, they come with a second set-one that opens up the door to tons of cash and opportunity. Though it’s not exactly legal, Luke’s never been one to worry about that sort of thing. Especially when it puts him behind the wheel of a Porsche 911 and onto the radar of gorgeous socialite named Rain.

Clara Bertelli is at the top of her game-at only twenty-six years old, she’s one of the most successful undercover officers in the Washington D.C. major crime unit, and she’s just been handed a case that could catapult her career and expose one of the west coast’s most notorious car theft rings. But, in order to do it, she’ll need to go deep undercover as Rain Martines. Her target? The twenty-four-year old nephew of a key player who appears ready to follow in his uncle’s footsteps.

As Clara drifts deeper into the luxurious lifestyle of Rain, and further into the arms of her very attractive and charming target, the lines between right and wrong start to blur, making her wonder if she’ll be able to leave it all behind. Or if she’ll even want to.

Continue reading ‘COVER REVEAL: [Becoming Rain] by K.A. Tucker’

COVER REVEAL & GIVEAWAY: [Path of Destruction] by Elizabeth Less and Caisey Quinn

Authors Elizabeth Lee and Caisey Quinn are so excited to finally be able to share with you the cover, synopsis, and official release date for Path of Destruction, book two in the Broken Heartland series!
Title: Path of Destruction (Broken Heartland #2)
Author: E. Lee and C. Quinn
Age Group: Upper YA/NA
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 24, 2014
PRE-ORDER Link Coming Soon!
Synopsis 
They ignored the warning signs and it cost them everything… 
At the end of a life-changing summer a devastating tornado hit the small town of Hope’s Grove, Oklahoma.
While the brick suburban mansions of Summit Bluffs saw very little damage, their occupants weren’t so lucky. As the members of both communities struggle to put the pieces of their lives back together, lies will be told, truths will be revealed, and nothing will ever be the same. The road to recovery is long and paved with past hurts and future heartbreaks.
They ignored the warning signs, and one of them didn’t make it out alive. The four that remain know they’d be crazy to think the storms are actually over..
Because it’s just when you think you’re safe that you find yourself right in the path of destruction.
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