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Sunday, 31 August 2014

Book Blitz & Giveaway: Docked Series by Rachael Wade!

 
Docked [Docked 01]!
 
It’s not water that paralyzes Anya Banks—it’s the ocean. Tumultuous and powerful, sleek and unpredictable, it’s just like Tanner Christensen, owner of Trident Voyager, the cruise ship she’s been talked into boarding by her vivacious, foodie fanatic best friend and co-worker, Lana. Tanner exudes confidence, and his raw masculinity is hard to resist. But Anya came aboard to work, face her demons, and then get the hell back to dry land.

Until Tanner convinces her to take the plunge.

She quickly dives into a fun, carefree arrangement with him and embraces her goal to be brave, no matter how loudly her shaky knees tell her to abandon ship. For twelve days, Tanner’s all hers. For twelve days, she’s his goddess. Once the cruise is over and the ship docks, she won’t be the same. But being brave always costs something, and this time, it might cost her heart.
 
 
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Anchored [Docked 02]!
 
 Tanner and Anya’s story continues…

Choosing to put aside her reservations about spending more time with Tanner Christensen, Anya said to hell with her instinct and agreed to another cruise. She agreed to take the risk. But now she’s stuck.

Stuck on Trident Voyager.

Stuck with Tanner Christensen, and the woman hell bent on making her pay.

What was supposed to be a fun, careless fling turned out to be something else entirely. Something she wasn’t prepared for and something she certainly can’t take back. The damage is done, and this time, Lana and Brie aren’t by her side to help her weather the storm. There are no escape routes, only ship decks, miles of white sand, and one very self-assured, dominant cruise ship owner determined to get her attention and set things straight.

Lana might still be her partner in crime, but it’s Anya who must fight for—and protect—her heart when all is said and done.
 
 
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Author bio:

Rachael Wade is the Amazon bestselling author of The Preservation Series, The Resistance Trilogy, and the upcoming sci-fi series, The Keepers Trilogy. When she’s not writing, she’s busy learning French, watching too many movies, and learning how to protect animals and the environment. Visit her at www.RachaelWade.com and www.LightsOnOutreach.com, or come chat with her on Twitter via @RachaelWade
 
 
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Saturday, 30 August 2014

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway: Strike [Spark 03] by Jennifer Ryder!



Fast. That’s how I like life, especially my two great joys: bikes and women. I’m committed to exclusively riding one, but not the other.

Until April.

A sexy-arse freelance photographer who’s travelled the world, and doesn’t do long walks on the beach or romantic candlelit dinners. She enjoys running with the bulls and food spicy enough to make your hair fall out. If that weren’t enough to get me hard, she rides a mean mother of a motorcycle.

I’ve gotta have a taste of this wildcat.

~Spencer (Jones)

I don’t do fast. Not anymore. I’ve got my career, my independence, and since I fled Spain to come back home I promised myself that I wouldn’t be put second—or third, for that matter—again.

Then I meet pretty boy Spencer.

He’s smooth, oozing the most potent pheromones probably known to modern science, and he’s making a move on me. One kiss was almost enough for my promise to dissolve.

My head says no—my treacherous body screams yes. I’m gonna make Spencer work for it. Make him fight for the chance to have me, because I know that deep down I’m worth it.

~April MacIntyre


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Author bio:

New Adult and erotic romance writer, and author of the Spark series.

A sexy imagination, a life-long love of books and a sucker for romance, Jennifer Ryder couldn't stifle her creativity any longer.

Writing steamy adult romance has become her new focus. Living on a rural property in New South Wales, Australia, she enjoys the best of city and country.

Her loving husband is ever willing to provide inspiration, and her two young cherubs, and sheep that don't see fences as barriers, keep life more than interesting.

Jennifer placed third in the International Stringybark Erotic Short Fiction Award 2013.



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Friday, 29 August 2014

Review: The Only Answer by Magan Vernon!


Publication date: 25th August 2014
Paperback edition: -
Source: Kindle
Rating: 4.5 stars
Synopsis: A boy burdened with a family legacy.
A girl haunted by a shattered past.
Both searching for answers to a future threatened by the unknown.

Three years ago, conservative Trey Chapman and liberal Monica Remy met their match in one another - and made the only exception that would change their lives forever.
Now, Trey's father is running for president, forcing Trey and Monica to put aside their personal beliefs to be the model of perfection.

But fate has other ideas, casting the family in scandal.

Some seek to use that disgrace to further their family legacy, while others refuse to let go of the past. Trey and Monica soon find themselves lost among questions that challenge their true feelings. Will they be able to rediscover that the only answer lies with one another, or will they lose each other forever?


I was so excited to read this book, so when I saw sign-ups for events for the book, I quickly signed up! I loved these characters first book and I couldn't wait to see where their story was going to go next! I was also super happy that the author decided to give them another book to finish off their story! The Only Answer was an amazing book! It was a quick read too, so I read it in a few sittings in one day! I may have enjoyed it more than the first book as well! The plot was amazing! It went at a really good pace, and once I started reading, I couldn't stop until I had finished it, which explains why I read it so quickly lol! I have to admit that the plot did go in a different direction to what I thought it was going too, but I loved the direction it did go in! There were also a few tense scenes in the plot that made me sort of wonder as to where the plot was going to go next! I just loved it though and the overall plot really impressed me, even though it went in a different direction to what I was expecting! The characters were again amazing! Monica was again the main female character and she was in a bit of a pickle in this book and she didn't really know how to handle it to start with! I have to say that after Monica got over the shock, she handled it brilliantly! I loved that she stepped up and she was prepared for the new role in her life! She was also fierce in this book and she stood up for herself and Trey too! I just loved her! She's also come a long way since I first met her in the first book! She was also seriously hot with her love interest! Trey was again the main male character and love interest of Monica! I just adored Trey in this book! He was fiercely protective of Monica and I could see that he would do anything to protect her, even if it meant defying his parents wishes! I actually loved Trey more in this book than what I did in the first book! I felt like he was more attentive towards Monica and that was super sweet to read! Trey also stepped up in this book and that's what he needed to do for he and Monica to develop onto the next stage in their lives that they were going to have to face together! I loved that characters from the other companion book, The Only One, made appearances in this book! It was fun to see how their relationship had developed! I also really enjoyed that this book was written from both Monica and Trey's point of views! It made me love the plot even more and seeing their love for each other through both of their eyes was really beautiful! I don't think there's going to be another book in Monica and Trey's story! There's potential for another book though or maybe Trey and Monica appearing in other books featuring a different couple, but I'm not sure what the author has planned! I really hope Monica and Trey appear in another book though! The cover for this book is stunning! It suits it really well and I love how it matches the other books in this companion series too! Big thank you to Magan and WordSmith Publicity for an ARC of The Only Answer!
 

Thursday, 28 August 2014

UK Blog Tour: The Mill River Redemption‏ by Darcie Chan!


Publication date: 26th August 2014
Paperback edition: 416 pages
Source: Kindle
Rating: 3.5/4 stars
Synopsis: Two estranged sisters. Their mother’s final wish. A life-changing discovery. A captivating tale of family, love and forgiveness, perfect for fans of Maeve Binchy and Erica James.

Having unexpectedly lost her husband and lacking the means to support herself, Josie DiSanti and her two daughters take refuge in the small town of Mill River, to live with Josie's aunt, Ivy. The sisters, Rose and Emily, are inseparable growing up - until a shocking tragedy tears them apart.

Years later, Rose and Emily return to Mill River for the reading of their mother's will, where they learn that Josie would do anything to force their reconciliation: the sisters must move into neighbouring houses for the summer and work together to locate the key to Josie's safe deposit box, which contains their inheritance. And so, left with no choice, Rose and Emily reluctantly begin their search. But in a place known for its magic and miracles, little do they know that an even greater treasure awaits them...

Favourite quote: "The fault, dear Josie, is not in our stars, but in ourselves."

I wasn't 100% sure about reading this book when the UK publisher contacted me and asked me if I would like to review it! It isn't the kind of book I normally read, but I decided to go outside my comfort zone and give this book a shot! I'm really glad I did! Although, it took me quite a while to get through it, I really liked it! I found it hard to rate though because it developed quite slow, but it was really interesting, so I decided to give it 3 and a half to four stars! I also gave it this rating because this book wasn't my typical read, but it's the perfect read for someone who reads this genre a lot! The plot of this book was so different to books I normally read! The synopsis tells you a lot about what happens in it and it was executed brilliantly! I really liked that the plot went back to 1983 and then it went through the years to 2013! It showed how much the characters had developed! I also loved that the plot had some twists in it too! One big one that I didn't see coming! The plot was also enjoyable and well written! It had a lot in it too! The characters were amazing! There were quite a few characters in this book and it was told from multiple point of views! I normally don't like books being told from more than two different point of views, but being written from all different point of views added a lot to this book and developed the plot more! The story of this book centred around Josie and her moving on with her life after the unexpected death of her husband! We watch her just after her husband has died, then we see her provide for her daughters, and then we see her show her daughters that family is everything! Josie was quite a cunning character and I loved her! I loved her determination, her strength and how far she went to show her girls how much they needed to forgive each other too! She was an amazing character! Rose and Emily were Josie's daughters and they were so different to each other in this book! Rose held a great deal of guilt and she had an alcohol problem meanwhile Emily was more carefree and sort of ceased life! I have to say that it was really sad seeing their relationship break down though and the circumstances surrounding their fall out! Both Rose and Emily came a long way in this book though! They grew a lot and they learned what's most important in life! I loved that this happened! This book was mostly written from Josie, Rose, Emily, Ivy, Claudia, Rose's son, Alex, and Father O'Brien's point of views! The different point of views added a lot to the story! I can completely understand why this book is a standalone! Everything was summed up and everything was answered and the characters had come a long way! The cover for this book suits it perfectly! I love how well it does actually suit what happens in the book and the cover is really pretty too! Big thank you to Sphere from Little, Brown Book Group for an ARC of The Mill River Redemption!


 
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Author bio:
 
Darcie Chan is the New York Times bestselling author of The Mill River Recluse. Her second novel, The Mill River Redemption, is also set in the fictional town of Mill River. Darcie has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal. She writes fiction full-time and lives just north of New York City with her husband and son.
 
 

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

UK Blog Tour: Rival [Fall Away 02] by Penelope Douglas!

 
Publication date: 26th August 2014
Paperback edition: -
Source: Kindle
Rating: 5 stars
Synopsis: Madoc and Fallon. Two estranged teenagers playing games that push the boundaries between love and war.

She's back.


For the three years she's been away at boarding school, there was no word from her. Back when we lived in the same house, she used to cut me down during the day and then leave her door open for me at night.

I was stupid then, but now I'm ready to beat her at her own game...

I'm back.
 
Three years and I can tell he still wants me, even if he acts like he's better than me.

But I won't be scared away. Or pushed down. I'll call his bluff and fight back. That's what he wants, right? As long as I keep my guard up, he'll never know how much he affects me...


I was really excited about reading this book, so I was super happy when the UK publisher auto approved me for it on NetGalley! I read the first book in this series after a very good friend recommended it to me, but I haven't read the novella that goes with it! I did love the first book though and I think this book can be read as a standalone! I freaking loved this book! I may have enjoyed it more than the first book! The plot was amazing! I couldn't actually put it down, and even when I did, I was reading a few more chapters every chance I got! There was so much in the plot as well and it started out going in the direction I thought it was going too, and then it started changing and it went in a different direction! I enjoyed the overall direction the plot went in though! There were twist and turns in the plot too and some left with my mouth hanging open! There were also some super hot scenes in this book too, which I loved! I mean, they were seriously hot, and I love sexy scenes in books! The characters were amazing! Madoc was the main male character and he was so freaking hot! Madoc is in the other books in this series, but he's a secondary character! This was his story though, and I loved every second of it! Madoc intrigued me in the other books and this book let me get inside his head and find out more about him and his background! I just loved Madoc! He had such a tough side to him and then he also had a protective, soft side to him too! Especially when it came to his love interest, Fallon! Madoc also surprised me in this book too with his reactions to finding out the secrets hidden! He actually took them really well, which told me a lot about the kind of person he was! I just loved him! Fallon was the main female character and she sort of had an alterative motive in this book! She returned to a place she didn't feel entirely comfortable to face the people she resented! Well, apart from one person! Fallon kept a few secrets in this book and my heart did go out to her for what her mother made her do! It was so sad and must have been really hard for Fallon! She was such a strong character though and she proved this again and again in this book! I adored Fallon! I loved that she stood out and she was kinda shy, but could hold her own as well! She was an amazing character! I'm also not 100% sure if Fallon appears in the other books in this series, but I think she does! I loved that this book was written from both Madoc and Fallon's point of view! It kind of had to be because of what happens in the plot though! I loved it though and being written from both of their point of views made the plot even better! I can't wait to read the next book in this series! I know that it's not going to be about Madoc and Fallon, but I'm sure they'll make appearances in it! The UK cover for this book is really pretty! I love it and I love that it isn't really different to the US cover because I love the US cover too! Big thank you to NetGalley and the imprint Piatkus from Little, Brown Book Group for an ARC of Rival and for having me on the UK Blog Tour!
 
 
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Author bio:  
 
Penelope Douglas is a writer and teacher in Las Vegas. Born in Dubuque, Iowa, she is the oldest of five children. Penelope attended the University of Northern Iowa, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, because her father told her to “just get the degree!” She then earned a Masters of Science in Education at Loyola University in New Orleans, because she hated Public Administration. One night, she got tipsy and told the bouncer at the bar where she worked that his son was hot, and three years later they were married. To the son, not the bouncer. They have spawn, but just one. A daughter named Aydan. Penelope loves sweets, the show Sons of Anarchy, and she shops at Target almost daily.
 
 

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway: I Want It That Way [2B Trilogy 01] by Ann Aguirre!



Nadia Conrad has big dreams, and she's determined to make them come true—for her parents' sake as well as her own. But between maintaining her college scholarship and working at the local day care to support herself, she barely has time to think, let alone date. Then she moves into a new apartment and meets the taciturn yet irresistible guy in 1B….

Daniel Tyler has grown up too fast. Becoming a single dad at twenty turned his life upside down—and brought him heartache he can't risk again. Now, as he raises his four-year-old son while balancing a full-time construction management job and night classes, a social life is out of the question. The last thing he wants is for four noisy students to move into the apartment upstairs. But one night, Nadia's and Ty's paths cross, and soon they can't stay away from each other.

The timing is all wrong—but love happens when it happens. And you can't know what you truly need until you stand to lose it.
 
 
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Author bio:

Ann Aguirre is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author and RITA winner with a degree in English Literature; before she began writing full time, she was a clown, a clerk, a voice actress, and a savior of stray kittens, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in sunny Mexico with her husband, children, and various pets. Ann likes books, emo music, action movies, and she writes all kinds of genre fiction for adults and teens, published with Harlequin, Macmillan, and Penguin, among others.      

 
 

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Monday, 25 August 2014

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway: The Only Answer by Magan Vernon!



A boy burdened with a family legacy.
A girl haunted by a shattered past.
Both searching for answers to a future threatened by the unknown.

Three years ago, conservative Trey Chapman and liberal Monica Remy met their match in one another - and made the only exception that would change their lives forever.
Now, Trey's father is running for president, forcing Trey and Monica to put aside their personal beliefs to be the model of perfection.

But fate has other ideas, casting the family in scandal.

Some seek to use that disgrace to further their family legacy, while others refuse to let go of the past. Trey and Monica soon find themselves lost among questions that challenge their true feelings. Will they be able to rediscover that the only answer lies with one another, or will they lose each other forever?
 
 
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Author bio:

Magan Vernon is a Young Adult and New Adult writer who lives with her family in the insurance capital of the world. When not writing she spends her time fighting over fake boyfriends via social media.


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Sunday, 24 August 2014

Promo Tour & Giveaway: 42 Hours [Time for Love 03] by Bethany Lopez!

 
Excerpt!
 
    “You wanna play?” I asked loudly, chuckling when her wide eyes met mine and she shook her head wildly, taking off in the other direction.
   We swam around for a while, playing our game of cat and mouse, until we were both laughing and exhausted. After I caught her for the fifth time, I grabbed her and pulled her into my arms, rather than dunking her under.
   Gaby’s laugh caught as her slick body made contact with mine, and my hands came up to tangle in her hair. I looked into her eyes, which were bright and dancing with laughter, before leaning in to touch my lips to hers. They opened upon contact, and I swept my tongue inside her mouth. Gaby’s arms tightened around my neck and pulled me closer, bringing our bodies flush with each other. I explored her mouth, my body hard with need, as my hand lowered to explore her back, cupping her ass and grounding her lower body to mine.
   Gaby moaned seductively against my lips and tangled her fingers in my hair as she pulled away, softly biting my lower lip with her teeth before plunging back in to claim my mouth. Her response made me frenzied and I began to move toward the shore, eager to have her beneath me. As we moved, her legs wrapped around my waist, causing my dick to throb eagerly against her hot core as it pressed into me. I almost stumbled at the contact, but caught my feet and continued on my mission.
   When the water was finally lapping at my ankles, I lowered Gaby slowly to the ground and covered her body with mine. Her legs stayed around my hips, but her hands began to move along my slick skin, and she broke her lips away from mine to begin a trail of kisses along my jaw. As the cool water teased our bodies, I looked down at Gaby’s flushed face and lowered my hands to caress her breasts. She arched her back and groaned, reaching up to run her tongue seductively along my throat. I pinched the pebbled nipple beneath my fingertips, rolling it softly as I lowered my mouth to her collarbone. I began to lick and nip my way lower, when a noise pulled me out of my haze and I looked up.
   Shelly was standing on the porch, one hand holding the door open, the other covering her open mouth. She shook her head and dropped her hand, squeaking out, “Sorry,” before turning and rushing back inside. The door slammed behind her.
   I tried to focus, but Gaby’s hands were now squeezing my ass as she kissed every inch of skin she could reach.
   It felt fucking amazing. I had to close my eyes and take a deep breath before bringing my hands to each side of her face and pulling her back so that I could look in her unfocused eyes.
 
Eight years ago, Scott and Gaby shared one very special night. Not wanting to ruin their friendship, they didn't take things further...but neither of them has forgotten.

When Scott’s friends stage an intervention to make him realize that his fiancĂ©, Victoria, is all wrong for him, he takes time to evaluate his life. He’s earned a big promotion and just bought his dream car, but those things are just superficial. The one time he was truly happy, was with Gaby.

Gaby is in a good place in her life. She loves her job, has the best friends and family a girl could ask for, and is dating a sweet and sexy guy, but she’s never stopped thinking about that night with Scott.

Eager to find happiness again, Scott makes a plan to win Gaby’s heart during a weekend getaway, but she doesn’t want to be his rebound girl. Will 42 hours be enough to convince Gaby that it's finally their time for love?
 
 
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Author bio:
 
Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. Since then she has published various YA and NA books. She is a lover of romance, family, and friends, and enjoys incorporating those things in what she writes. When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible.
 

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Release Week Event & Giveaway: On the Record [Record 02] by K.A. Linde!



For political reporter Liz Dougherty, election day—a day of looking toward the future and saying goodbye to the past—seems like a fitting time to start a new relationship. But feelings for her former flame still linger...

The sexy second book in bestselling author K.A. Linde’s Record series decides whether it’s better to pick up the pieces and move on...or to pick up right where you left off.
 
 
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Also, check out Kyla’s Release Day Party for On the Record on Tuesday 8/26 from 3-8pm EST! Join the event here!
 
 
Author bio:
 
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.
 
 
 
 

Friday, 22 August 2014

Book Blitz & Giveaway: The Druid Series 9: Baird [The Druid Series 09] by Marata Eros!

 
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“Baird.” He tosses his chin toward Carrig and the introductions stall.
   Carrig is more amiable than Baird. “What blood are you?”
   Titus moves swiftly beside them though he carries Siana’s dead weight. “I am blood of the demonic, and also Exotic.”
   “Obviously vampire,” Carrig replies.
   “Aye, I am, though I have enough Exotic blood to shadow skip.”
   Baird frowns.
   “Baird,” Carrig says, but Baird sprints ahead.
   He smells the wetness from the hot spring, musty yet sweet. Baird zeroes in on it as he runs, and Titus follows.
   They arrive at the water's edge, and all of them slip off their clothes.
   Carrig nudges the edge of his rucksack open and plucks out soap.
   Siana moans, flopping an elegant arm over her eyes.
   She gasps as hot water slides over her body. Every scratch, wound, and piece of filth responds with a biting sting.
   “What?” Siana asks, her voice thick.
   “We are bathing then seeking shelter nearby,” Carrig explains.
   Baird takes Siana from Titus, and he resists.
   Their eyes lock.
   “I will not harm the Druid queen, Faction,” Baird says.
   Siana holds an arm around Titus's waist as she half floats in the warm water. “He does not believe you.” She looks up at Titus through half-closed lids.
   Carrig snorts, and Baird frowns.
   Her naked shoulders lift. “What assurance does he have, based on your rabid behavior?”
   Baird casts his eyes to the ground, properly shamed.
   When he lifts them, he is more himself. “I wish to have some time to speak alone with you.”
   “Ah,” Siana says, “you need but ask. We're obviously on intimate terms.”
   She says her words with mirth. They are barbs sinking into his flesh, and he deserves it.
   Siana lets herself be pulled through the water by Baird.
   Something tight and hard eases within Baird's chest when she is beside him.
   He kisses the top of her head, wrapping her tightly against himself.
   They float away while the other men clean. Only the sounds of splashing can be heard.
  
Siana has disappeared. As an Exotic and Druid warrior queen, she is not beholden to the magick call of sex slavery as the Druid witches of her upbringing. She does not realize as she runs, Baird and Kael follow with opposing agendas.

Now that Jessamine is within the subjugation of the undead, the Druid females will be ruled by the fair hand of Imogen and her Reaper Kings, Carrig and Quinn. When a gathering of remaining Druid priests come against the new kingdom, the Reapers find their numbers too few to protect the stronghold.

Altho and the gifted Druid female Seraphina cannot reconcile the inception of their relationship, and her promise to be his. Altho seeks guidance from the Reaper leader, Maghnus... only to discover they vie for more than power alone.

Can Siana obtain the freedom she wishes and the love she denies? Will the new kingdom of Reapers succeed in the protection of their Druid females? Do Altho and Maghnus hold the key to revolutionizing the power structure of both Druid and Reaper?
 
 
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Marata Eros (a pen name for Tamara Rose Blodgett), is the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author of A Terrible Love. Marata has more than thirty-five titles in multiple genres including Dark Fantasy, Dark Romance as well as her highly successful Dark Erotica series.

Marata lives in South Dakota with her husband, children and fur kids. She is an ardent reader of many genres. Tamara enjoys interacting with her readers via Twitter, blog and newsletter as often as possible. Please stop by and say hi :)

 
 
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Thursday, 21 August 2014

Spotlight Tour: Sarah Dosher!



A Blue Tale!
 
The rock legend’s daughter…
Eli Blue Savage doesn’t trust musicians, especially those that idolize her dad. Her heart’s been broken by everyone she’s ever loved. Fairytale dreams and the music she locks inside her heart are all that keep her alive.

The musician with a dark past…
Deacon Chastain plays a blue guitar to match his rock idol, the man that saved him from a path of destruction. His life revolves around music; it’s the only thing that saves him from the darkness.

Hearts beat to the same rhythm…
Broken and scarred by their pasts, can they find a way to heal and move forward? No matter the adversity, even the hardest of hearts can be softened by love – music is easy; life is hard.
 
 
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Haven from the Storm [Storms of Life 01]!
 
“If you’re going to make me cry, at least be there to wipe away the tears…”

Most were asleep in their beds the night Lily Grace’s entire world was ripped apart, leaving only darkness and torment in its place. The only remaining person she depended on abandoned her without a second thought…or so that’s what Lily has believed for the past four years.

Dean Haven has returned for one reason—to win Lily’s love again. He’s already broken her heart because of the demons that haunt him. Can his desire for Lily keep him from succumbing to those demons again?

Dean has no idea what awaits him when he tries to fight his way back into Lily’s life. Everything he remembers has changed, including Lily.

Is love enough when you’re forced to weather the storms life has blown your way?
 
 
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Before the Storm [Storms of Life 02]!
 
This is not a simple story of first loves, this is an emotional yet touching look at life and how the smallest decisions can shape futures.

What you think you know can change before your eyes. Fathers abuse, mothers deceive, best friends betray, sisters dismiss, love controls, and anger consumes.

After graduating from high school, Easton Grace knows exactly what he wants and how to get it. His goal for the summer includes two things: avoiding his father’s wrath and protecting his sister. His carefully laid plans are quickly changed when a girl comes to town causing him to lose his tight grasp of control on everything, including himself.

Following years of sorrow, Taylor Monaco returns to a town she never wanted to see again but will forever call home. Her life was eternally changed by the people in this town, especially one boy. Her heart desires someone she’s not sure her soul can handle.

Can Easton and Taylor find their path before it’s too late - before the storm?
 
 
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Author bio:
 
Sarah Dosher was born and raised in rural Oklahoma where she currently resides with her cowboy husband and twins (one cowboy and one cowgirl).

She is addicted to books and The Golden Girls. Her love for characters inspired her to write her first novel, Haven from the Storm.
 
 

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Review: Upside Down [Off the Map 01] by Lia Riley!


Publication date: 5th August 2014
Paperback edition: -
Source: Kindle
Rating: 4 stars
Synopsis: If You Never Get Lost, You’ll Never Be Found...

Twenty-one-year-old Natalia Stolfi is saying good-bye to the past-and turning her life upside down with a trip to the land down under. For the next six months, she'll act like a carefree exchange student, not a girl sinking under the weight of painful memories. Everything is going according to plan until she meets a brooding surfer with hypnotic green eyes and the troubling ability to see straight through her act.

Bran Lockhart is having the worst year on record. After the girl of his dreams turned into a nightmare, he moved back home to Melbourne to piece his life together. Yet no amount of disappointment could blind him to the pretty California girl who gets past all his defenses. He's never wanted anyone the way he wants Talia. But when Bran gets a stark reminder of why he stopped believing in love, he and Talia must decide if what they have is once in a lifetime . . . or if they were meant to live a world apart.

Favourite quote: "You see me, Bran, and you didn't run, you came closer."

I was so happy when the UK publishers of this book emailed me and asked me if I would like to review it! I'll be honest and say that I'd never heard of this book until they contacted me, but as soon as I saw the cover and read the synopsis, I knew it looked and sounded like my kind of book! This book was pretty different to contemporary books I normally read, but I think it was more the author's writing style! The plot of this book sounded brilliant from the synopsis and the author did a really good job of executing it! There was a lot in it and it was interesting to read a book about a girl who had severe OCD! I haven't read a book with a plot surrounding OCD before, but I know a lot about it and suffer from it slightly myself, so I was looking forward to reading about it! I loved the Australian setting of the book too! I haven't read a book set in Australia either, so this book was two birds with one stone lol! Overall, the plot was very enjoyable and I loved the growing relationship between the two main characters! The characters were amazing and so different to the characters in books I normally read, but I did have a few problems with the main female character! Natalia was the main female character and I liked her for the most part of this book! There were a few times where I thought she was maybe a little bit ungrateful or unappreciative! Talia had been through a lot though, and because of this she was left with a lot of guilt, even though it wasn't her fault! My heart went out to Talia too because she suffered health problems and her OCD became more severe because of her family's loss! Talia grew a lot in this book though and she was completely different at the end to what she was at the start! Bran was the main male character and he was so forward with Natalia! I loved that about him! Bran had been through an experience that few people experience in their lifetime! This made him realise that he wanted to get the best from life and that he should spend every moment embracing it! I could see how what Bran had been through had affected him and that it made him want to be a better person! Bran also found out some pretty sad news near the end of this book and this affected his relationship with Natalia! I loved that he was able to face his fears to get her back and prove his love for her! I loved that this book was written from both Natalia and Bran's point of views! It made the plot even better as it was written through both of their eyes! Even though I had a few problem with this book, I'll definitely be reading the others in the series when they release! I can't wait to find out what's in store for Natalia and Bran in the next book! The ending of this book was so beautiful! I smiled like an idiot while reading it lol! The cover for this book is absolutely stunning! I love the colouring, the couple on the front, everything! I love how well it suits the book too! Big thank you to Little, Brown Book Group for sending me a review copy of Upside Down!

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway: Without You [Love Wanted in Texas 01] by Kelly Elliott!



Alex and Will have spent months keeping their relationship hidden from their families. Getting caught prematurely causes them to admit their love for each other to their parents.
 
One decision made by Alex's father changes her entire world, shattering her plans for the future. Alex always thought Will was the very air she breathed, but life has a way of causing doubts for the one thing she thought was absolute…their love.

Can Will's promise to Alex be enough for her to hold on to or will she find herself moving down a different path that she never imagined for herself?

Without You is book one in the Love Wanted in Texas series.
 
 
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Author bio:

Kelly is married to a wonderful Texas cowboy who has a knack for making her laugh almost daily and supports her crazy ideas and dreams for some unknown reason...he claims it's because he loves her!

 She’s also a mom to an amazing daughter who is constantly asking for something to eat while her fingers move like mad on her cell phone sending out what is sure to be another very important text message.

 In her spare time she loves to sit in her small corner overlooking the Texas hill country and write.

 One of her favorite things to do is go for hikes around her property with Gus....her chocolate lab and the other man in her life, and Rose, her golden retriever. When Kelly is not outside helping the hubby haul brush, move rocks or whatever fun chore he has in store for her that day, you’ll find her inside reading, writing or watching HGTV.
 



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