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Thursday, 30 April 2015

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway: Savor [The Empire Chronicles 04] by Alyssa Rose Ivy!


Jared is Vera's perfect man—until he opens his mouth. An incredible body and set of wings can only go so far when everything he says seems designed to make her mad. Still, she can't deny her intense attraction or the fact that he is the closest thing she has to a friend.

Jared doesn't go for bear shifters, especially ones that are related to his ex, but he can't resist Vera's charm or the way she understands him better than anyone else.

As suspicions build and loyalties are tested, Vera and Jared realize that they may not be able to trust anyone but each other.




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Author bio:

Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.




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Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Review: Rock Bottom by Jamie Canosa!

Publication date: 21st April 2015
Paperback edition: -
Source: Kindle
Rating: 4.5 stars
Synopsis: Sometimes life can change in an instant. Sometimes you can point to a single event and say, ‘That’s where everything changed.’ And sometimes the change is so gradual you don’t even realize it happened until you're looking in the mirror one morning and no longer recognize the person staring back at you.

My name was Rylie Stark. And I had everything.
The looks.
The money.
The brains.
The athleticism.
Even my very own Prince.

Everything, until . . .

The thing about being on top of the world is . . . it leaves you a long, long way to fall.


I read an excerpt from this book at the back of this author's other book, Pieces of My Heart, and it left me desperate to read the full story! It left me completely hooked! I was then offered an ARC of this book from the author, and I instantly said yes! Once I received the book, I said that I was only going to read the first chapter, as I was reading another book at the time, but I ended up reading the first eleven chapters lol! I then managed to put it down and finish the book I was currently reading lol! I loved this book though! It was dark and gritty and progressed a lot further than I was expecting it too! It also dealt with difficult issues and addictions! The plot was written brilliantly! It progressed at the perfect pace and actually went in a different direction to what I was expecting it too! I wasn't expecting it to go as deep as it did, but it showed the brutality and realness of what some girls do go through, and it was actually hard to read at times! I loved where it progressed to though, and it came a long way and so did the characters! I just absolutely loved it! The characters were amazing! Rylie was the main character, and she went from a preppy, normal high school student to someone who became obsessed with drugs and would do anything to get more of them! My heart completely went out to her! I was hoping that her drug addiction wouldn't reach the stage it did, but it progressed a lot further than I was expecting! I could understand why Rylie's drug addiction started though! She had a lot of pressure put on her from everyone to excel and be the best she could be, and the pressure got to her and she wanted a release! I wish she had picked a different release, but it showed how easy it was for someone like Rylie to get into the kind of scene she did! She came a long way in this book though, and I loved the person she turned into at the end! Elijah was the love interest of Rylie, and although he was the one who introduced Rylie to drugs, he was the one who was always there for her and tried his best to get her to stop the drugs and beat the habit! I did have some resentment towards Elijah for starting Rylie's habit, but then there was something about him that I loved and I could see that he only wanted the best for Rylie! I could see that he really loved her and would do anything for her too! Elijah was also seriously hot, and was the first person to show Rylie that she could do what she wanted in life and that she should do what she wanted and not what others wanted her to do, which made me respect him more! I did love Elijah and he also came a long way in this book! I can completely understand why this book is a standalone! Everything in the plot was resolved and everything was answered! The ending was also very beautiful and completely summed the book up for me! I'm sad that this book is a standalone though! I can't wait to see what this author is going to release next as well! I've loved all her books so far, so I'm excited for her next release! The cover for this book is stunning! It really suits the book and you can see how well it suits the book after you read it! It also suits the feel for the book too! Big thank you to Jamie for a copy of Rock Bottom!

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir!

 
Set in a terrifyingly brutal Rome-like world, An Ember in the Ashes is an epic fantasy debut about an orphan fighting for her family and a soldier fighting for his freedom. It’s a story that’s literally burning to be told.

LAIA is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire’s greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution.

ELIAS is the academy’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias is considering deserting the military, but before he can, he’s ordered to participate in a ruthless contest to choose the next Martial emperor.

When Laia and Elias’s paths cross at the academy, they find that their destinies are more intertwined than either could have imagined and that their choices will change the future of the empire itself.
 
 
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Author bio:

Sabaa Tahir grew up in California’s Mojave Desert at her family’s 18-room motel. There, she spent her time devouring fantasy novels, raiding her brother’s comic book stash and playing guitar badly. She began writing An Ember in the Ashes while working nights as a newspaper editor. She likes thunderous indie rock, garish socks and all things nerd. Sabaa currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.
 
 
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Monday, 27 April 2015

Book Blitz: Since Drew by J. Nathan!

 
All Andi Parker has ever wanted, all she’s ever dreamed of, is a spot on the Olympic track team. But when an accident leaves her hospitalized with serious injuries and shattered dreams, she’s not only uncertain what her future holds but also completely alone.

Drew Slater is a wanted man. Professional football teams want him for his arm. Women want him for his good looks and magnetic personality. But the well-crafted disguise he wears, the one that helps him score on and off the field, hides secrets. Conceals lies. Threatens the happiness of everyone around him.

One chance encounter brings Andi and Drew together, changing their worlds in ways they never thought possible. Unfortunately, what they thought they knew about themselves—and about each other—might just be the biggest lie of all.
 
 
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Author bio:
 
I'm a total romance junkie! Add an alpha male who's unlikable in the beginning...even better. Happy endings are a must. Don’t leave me with an unexpected cliffhanger or someone dying in the end. I’ll be depressed for days. Love triangles and negative people are the bane of my existence. My family, friends, sangria, and watermelon margaritas are the light… 


 

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Red Coat PR UK Book Signing Tour!

 
Yesterday, I got the opportunity to attend one of the stops on the UK Book Signing Tour organised by Red Coat PR! On the stop in Glasgow, I got to meet authors, Denise Grover Swank, Kristie Cook, Amy Miles, Chanda Hahn and Annalisa Grant! I had such a fun time, and meeting the authors was an amazing experience! They were all so kind and approachable! I also got some swag and plenty of signed books lol!
 
Me, Denise Grover Swank and my friend, Haley!
 
 Me, Kristie Cook and my friend, Haley!
 
Me with Amy Miles!
 
Me with Chanda Hahn!
 
Me with Annalisa Grant!
 
My signed books from the event!
 
My swag, signed tote bag and tour t-shirt!
 
I'd like to finish by saying a big thank you to Red Coat PR for putting together the UK Book Signing Tour! I had a blast getting to meet five amazing authors!

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Release Week Blitz & Giveaway: Diamonds [All that Glitters 01] by K.A. Linde!

 
Bryna feels his eyes on her.

Hot, seductive, enticing.

He’s at least ten years older than her seventeen years, and he knows exactly what he’s doing to her with that look.

Walking away would be the smart thing to do…

But she can’t. Not that first night when he takes her home and claims her body. Not when he shows up in her life again with expensive gifts to win her trust. Not even when she’s falling for him, and everything else is falling apart…

Find out how Bryna goes from golden girl to gold digger in this tantalizingly scandalous first book in the USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde’s All That Glitters series.


 
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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.
 
 
 
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Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Kyle's Return [Gloves Off 05] by L.P. Dover!


Publication date: 6th April 2014
Paperback edition: 244 pages
Source: Kindle
Rating: 5 stars
Synopsis: I promised myself I’d stay away from dangerous men, but I couldn’t live up to that when Kyle Andrews came back to town. He’s a manipulator, a guy who’ll do whatever it takes to get what he wants, sabotaging anyone who gets in the way. After a fatal fight left him wounded, his UFC career comes to a close. He has nothing, but he’s determined to get it all back.

My name is Megan. I’ve known violence, pain, and what it feels like to be scared to live another day. All of that changed the moment I refused to be a victim. Now that my psychotic ex, Alex, can’t find me, I’ve been given a second chance. I owe my life to my friends. The same goes for Kyle. Without him, I wouldn’t be able to feel.

Everyone hates him. But for the life of me I don’t. There’s something about him I can’t ignore. Being with Kyle makes me want it all. However, in loving a hated man, I didn’t know it’d bring the life I fled from back to haunt me. Everywhere I go danger lurks and bad things happen. Kyle believes it’s because of him, but I’m starting to think otherwise. I think Alex has found me, and if so, this time he’s not going to let me go.


I was really excited, but really sad to read this book! Excited because it's another book by L.P. Dover and I absolutely love this series, and then sad because I knew that this book was the last book in the series! I also tried to take my time reading it, but I failed and read it in a few days lol! I loved this book! It was amazing and so hot! The plot was also amazing! There wasn't as much action and suspense in the plot as what there had been in some of the other books in the series, but there was enough to keep me interested and wanting to find out what was going to happen next! I also read the plot in a few sittings and was always reading a few chapters every chance I got! There were also quite a few hot scenes in the plot too, and they were seriously hot! The suspense in the plot was also very well done! It developed at the start and then developed slowly as the plot progressed and then it climaxed at the end! I really enjoyed it! The characters were also amazing! Megan was the main female character, and she really impressed me in this book! She had been through a really, really tough time and some horrible experiences! What she had been through had made her toughen up and become a stronger person! I felt really sorry for Megan for what she had been through! I loved her in this book as well though! She was such a genuine and nice person that she was really easy for me to connect with! She was also the first person to give her love interest a chance, which told me a lot about the kind of person she was! She taught her love interest a lot as well! Kyle was the main male character, and he was seriously hot, of course lol! When Kyle had made appearances in the other books in this series, I didn't like him, which is understandable, so he had a lot to prove in this book! Kyle definitely proved a lot in this book though! He was a totally different person and was really protective of Megan and he had come a long way! I was really impressed and happy for him! I just loved Kyle as well! I loved how he was fierce, but gentle at the same time and that he regretted what he did! I could also see that he would do anything to make sure that Megan was safe and out of danger! It was easy to see that he really loved her as well! I loved that this book was written from both Megan and Kyle's point of views! It made the book even better, and it made the plot better too, as you could follow two different storylines from the two characters! Getting to see Megan and Kyle's feelings for each other grow through both of their eyes was really beautiful too! I'm really sad that this book is the last book in this series! I've absolutely loved this series and I'm really sad to say to say goodbye to it! I can't wait to see what this author is going to release next though! The cover for this book is seriously hot! I knew it was going to be though because the other covers are hot lol! Big thank you to L.P. Dover for an ARC of Kyle's Return and to Enticing Journey Book Promotions for having me on the Blog Tour!



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Author bio:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can't forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols.

Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written over fifteen novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.

L.P. Dover is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.
 
 
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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway: Asa [Marked Men 06] by Jay Crownover!



Jay Crownover’s New York Times and USA Today bestselling Marked Men series continues with the much anticipated story of southern charmer and certified criminal Asa Cross.

Starting over in Denver with a whole new circle of friends and family, Asa Cross struggles with being the man he knows everyone wants him to be and the man he knows he really is. A leopard doesn’t change its spots and Asa has always been a predator. He doesn’t want to hurt those who love and rely on him, especially one luscious arresting cop who suddenly seems to be interested in him for far more than his penchant for breaking the law. But letting go of old habits is hard, and it’s easy to hit bottom when it’s the place you know best.

Royal Hastings is quickly learning what the bottom looks like after a tragic situation at work threatens not only her career but her partner’s life. As a woman who has only ever had a few real friends she’s trying to muddle through her confusion and devastation all alone. Except she can’t stop thinking about the sexy southern bartender she locked up. Crushing on Asa is the last thing she needs but his allure is too strong to resist. His long criminal record can only hurt her already shaky career and chasing after a guy who has no respect for the law or himself can only end in heartbreak.

A longtime criminal and a cop together just seems so wrong . . . but for Asa and Royal, being wrong together is the only right choice to make.
 
 
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Author bio:
Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men series. She also introduced the dark and sexy world of The Point that started with BETTER WHEN HE's BAD and is currently working on her newest series The Saints of Denver. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she'll settle for writing stories with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs.
      
 
 
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Thursday, 16 April 2015

UK Blog Tour: The Liar by Nora Roberts!

 
Publication date: 14th April 2015
Paperback edition: 512 pages
Source: Kindle
Rating: 4.5 stars
Synopsis: When her husband Richard dies in an accident, Shelby Pomeroy is devastated. But his death reveals a horrible truth - Richard was a liar and a cheat. Now Shelby is left with the consequences - huge, terrifying debts and mounting proof that her husband betrayed her in every conceivable way.

Heart-broken but unbowed, Shelby is determined to fix her problems - if only for the sake of her gorgeous little daughter Callie. Returning home to Tennessee and the family she thought she'd lost for ever, she discovers a new sense of strength and freedom. And hope, too, in the handsome form of carpenter Griffin Lott - a straight-dealing man who couldn't lie to her if he tried.

But not everyone is thrilled to see Shelby Pomeroy back in town. When a shocking act of violence is traced back to Richard's shady business, it becomes clear that she is not safe from him, even in death. With her life in danger, Shelby must face the lies of the past - or lose everything.


I'd never read a Nora Roberts book before I read this one, but I'd heard a lot about her books and she's a huge author, so I knew her name when I read it! The UK publisher of this book emailed me and asked me if I would like an ARC of this book, and after checking out the synopsis, I knew I really wanted to read it! The synopsis and cover really intrigued me and I wanted to find out more! I also may or may not have squealed because I was offered an ARC of a Nora Roberts book lol! I loved this book! I didn't think I was going to love it anywhere near as much as I did, but I was immersed in the story from a few chapters in and had a hard time putting it down, even though it was a pretty long book! It was just brilliant and I can't believe that I hadn't read a book from this author before! The plot was also amazing! There was a lot in it and there was mystery and romance and then it started getting quite suspenseful! I did find that it dragged a little bit in some places, but I could understand this as the main character tried to figure things out at these stages! Overall, I really enjoyed it! The characters were amazing! Shelby was the main character and she went through so much in this book! My heart completely went out to her! She had so much faith in her husband and she supported him so much too, so for her to find out a ton of secrets about him after his death, it had a huge impact on her! I think she handled it all brilliantly though! I probably wouldn't have been so understanding and as calm lol! I also loved the amount of love Shelby had for her daughter and her family! I could see that she would do anything for them! I connected really well with Shelby too! Griff was the love interest of Shelby and he was seriously hot! I also had so much respect for him! He knew where to draw the line with Shelby when he first met her and he knew not to rush into anything with her! He knew what he wanted from her as well though, and he was clear on what he wanted from her! Griff was always there for Shelby as well, and he tried to help her out as much as he could! I just loved him and I also loved getting the chance to go inside his head and see how he felt about Shelby and that he had deep, genuine feelings for her! This book was written from a few different point of views, but it was mainly written from Shelby's! I loved Shelby's point of view, but I also loved the extra point of views too, especially Griff's! They all added a lot to the plot and to the development of the plot! I know that this book is a standalone, which I can completely understand as the ending was resolved and everything was answered, but I'm definitely going to be checking out this author's other books! I know she has a ton out, so I'm definitely going to be spoiled for choice lol! The UK cover for this book is stunning! It definitely suits the book! It's very bright compared to the US cover too, which I love! I definitely prefer the UK cover to the US one! Big thank you to Piatkus for an ARC of The Liar and for having me on the UK Blog Tour!

 
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Author bio:
 
Nora Roberts is the number one New York Times bestseller of more than 200 novels. With over 450 million copies of her books in print, she is indisputably one of the most celebrated and popular writers in the world. Her last three hardback novels were all top ten bestsellers in the UK and in 2013 alone Little, Brown Book Group sold over 1.2 million net copies of Nora Roberts’ books.
 
 

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Book Blitz & Giveaway: Ropes and Revenge [Lonesome Point, Texas 06] by Jessie Evans!

 
Eight months ago, John Lawson lost his wife and best friend in a tragic accident on his family's ranch. In the time since, he's devoted himself to two things--taking care of his two newly motherless sons and proving that Lily's accident was no accident. Now, he finally has hard evidence that his wife was murdered and he won't rest until he has the killer's blood on his hands. He doesn't have time for anything but vengeance, especially not a crazy ghost hunter wanting to poke around the old spring on his family's ranch.

Persephone Styles--Percy to her friends--learned about ghosts the hard way, when she was orphaned by a violent crime at the age of seven. Ever since, she's seen spirits and been obsessed with studying souls beyond the grave. She's in Lonesome Point to document the town's spectral activity, but finds herself powerfully drawn to widower John Lawson and empathizing with his grieving children. For the first time in years, Percy is as riveted by the living as she's always been by the dead and longs to be a part of John's life.

But when one night of passion becomes something more, Percy realizes John is as haunted as she is and that the man she's coming to love is walking a dangerous road that may end with him becoming a murderer's next victim.
 
 
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jessie Evans, gave up a career as an international woman of mystery to write the sexy, contemporary romances she loves to read.

She's married to the man of her dreams, and together they're raising a few adorable, mischievous children in a cottage in the jungle. She grew up in rural Arkansas, spending summers running wild, being chewed by chiggers, and now appreciates her home in a chigger-free part of the world even more.

When she's not writing, Jessie enjoys playing her dulcimer (badly), sewing the worlds ugliest quilts to give to her friends, going for bike rides with her house full of boys, and drifting in and out on the waves, feeling thankful for sun, surf, and lovely people to share them with.
 
 

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Cover Reveal: Souls Unfractured [Hades Hangmen 03] by Tillie Cole!

 

Synopsis to be announced at a later date!
 
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Author bio:

Tillie Cole is a Northern girl through and through. She originates from a place called Teesside on that little but awesomely sunny (okay I exaggerate) Isle called Great Britain. She was brought up surrounded by her English rose mother — a farmer’s daughter, her crazy Scottish father, a sav-agely sarcastic sister and a multitude of rescue animals and horses.
 
 
 

Monday, 13 April 2015

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway: Kyle's Return [Gloves Off 05] by L.P. Dover!


I promised myself I’d stay away from dangerous men, but I couldn’t live up to that when Kyle Andrews came back to town. He’s a manipulator, a guy who’ll do whatever it takes to get what he wants, sabotaging anyone who gets in the way. After a fatal fight left him wounded, his UFC career comes to a close. He has nothing, but he’s determined to get it all back.

My name is Megan. I’ve known violence, pain, and what it feels like to be scared to live another day. All of that changed the moment I refused to be a victim. Now that my psychotic ex, Alex, can’t find me, I’ve been given a second chance. I owe my life to my friends. The same goes for Kyle. Without him, I wouldn’t be able to feel.

Everyone hates him. But for the life of me I don’t. There’s something about him I can’t ignore. Being with Kyle makes me want it all. However, in loving a hated man, I didn’t know it’d bring the life I fled from back to haunt me. Everywhere I go danger lurks and bad things happen. Kyle believes it’s because of him, but I’m starting to think otherwise. I think Alex has found me, and if so, this time he’s not going to let me go.



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Author bio:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can't forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols.

Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written over fifteen novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.

L.P. Dover is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.