Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Blitz Tour: Finding Narragansett by Shane Morgan. #giveaway

 
 

Release date: December 30th 2013
Publisher: TSW Books
Purchase: Amazon





BOOK DESCRIPTION:
For years, Julian has kept her emotional struggle a secret from her mother. Now at twenty-one, she's still unsure whether she should once and for all learn about the family that didn't accept her, or continue living her life with the emptiness in her heart. 

Jules finally makes the decision to return to Narragansett, Rhode Island after 10 years, upon hearing the news of her father's death. It's supposed to be an ‘in and out’ trip—make peace with her heart, then return to Manhattan immediately. Only, she has no idea just what her deceased father has in store for her.

Several obstacles continue to prolong her stay, and over time, Jules finds herself starting to trust the family that had denied her in the past.

But just as she starts to discover the other side that was missing, Julian gets entangled in a web of lies and unexpectedly finds romance amidst it all.
 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Shane Morgan is a writer of Young Adult and Adult fiction.She enjoys contemporary, fantasy, romance, and horror. Her belief is that imaginations can never be too wild. If you’re thinking it then the story is already written inside your head. It’s simply time to share it with the rest of the world.

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Happy Release Day to Three Broken Promises by Monica Murphy! #giveaway

 
 
 
 
ABOUT THREE BROKEN PROMISES:

Breakout New Adult sensation Monica Murphy returns with a hot new contemporary romance—a heartfelt story of second chances, forgiveness, and redemption.

Commitment. That’s what I really want from Colin. Ever since my brother, Danny, died in Iraq, Colin’s done so much to help me, including giving me a job at his popular restaurant so I can leave my crappy waitressing job at the strip joint. But lying in bed with him every night to comfort him from his horrible nightmares isn’t enough anymore. I know he feels guilty about Danny’s death, about not going to Iraq, but I can’t keep living this double life.

I love him desperately, but he’s got so many demons, and if he can’t open up to me now, then he’ll never be the real partner I need him to be. I gave him a month, and now I’m out of here. If he truly loves me like he says, he knows where to find me.

Excerpt:
“You’re going to turn me away yet again, aren’t you?” she asks when I don’t say anything. The irritation in her voice rings clear as her entire body goes tense. “I can’t believe it. I offer myself up to you with no strings attached and you’re trying to figure out how to let me down easy. God, I am such a moron.”
Unable to hold myself back, I rush toward her, angry that she would insult herself. Panicked that she really is going to walk away and I’m going to lose my chance. Thinking too much sucks. I need to just let it happen. Take this opportunity that she’s presenting me.
And let her go when our time is up.
“You’re not a moron,” I murmur, reaching for her. I cup her face in my hands and position her so she has no choice but to meet my gaze. I skim my thumbs across her cheeks, feel her shudder at my touch. “You make an offer like that and a man needs to process it first.”
The unshed tears still glimmer in her eyes and one escapes, leaving a damp trail across her skin. Leaning in, I stop its descent with my lips, tasting the salt, hearing the catch in her breath. “We do this and it’s not going to be some half-assed thing, you know,” I whisper.
She closes her eyes, her tears tangled in her long, thick lashes. “What’s it going to be, then?”
“A discovery.” I nuzzle her nose with my own, breathing in her scent, her very essence. God, I could devour her! It’s taking everything within me to keep calm and not unleash all over her. “An exploration.”
“That sounds like . . . research.” Her breath hitches in her throat when I drop a tender kiss on the tip of her nose.
Chuckling, I shake my head. “It’s the farthest thing from research.” I drift my lips across her cheek, blazing a hot path on her petal-soft skin. “You’re right when you said I don’t do commitment. The closest thing I’ve ever been to commitment is . . . what I share with you.”
She tentatively places her hands on my hips, her fingers curling into the waistband of my jeans. Having her hands on me sends little darts of fire throughout my insides, making me harden in an instant. She has no idea what sort of effect she has on me. How much restraint I’m using at this very moment not to throw her over my shoulder like an oversexed caveman and cart her off to my bedroom.
“But it can be no more than friendship with added . . . benefits.” I lift my head so I can look into her troubled gaze. She doesn’t like what I have to say and I don’t like it either, but I have to be honest. Stringing her along and making her believe this is something more is a mistake.
The two of us together would never work. I’m too damn selfish. I’d disappoint her. I’d hold her back when she needs her freedom. I’m not worthy of her. She’s everything sweet and good in my life, where there’s little sweet and good remaining.
I’ve kept her—and our relationship—as pure as possible even after all of these years. With the realization that she’s leaving me, that we’ll never be together again, I need to take my opportunities where I can.
Jen bites her lip and drops her gaze. “I can handle that.”
Her body language is more than telling me she doesn’t really want to handle that, but I can’t worry about it now.
I want her too damn much.
 
ABOUT Monica Murphy:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite. A wife and mother of three, she writes New Adult and contemporary romance for Bantam and Avon. She is the author of One Week Girlfriend and Second Chance Boyfriend.


 
 
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Monday, December 30, 2013

Happy Release Day to Kiss Me at Midnight by Diane Alberts. #giveaway


Kiss Me At Midnight by Diane Alberts

Entangled Publishing - December 2013

 




 

BOOK SUMMARY:

 

Her New Year’s resolution was seduction.

 

Doctor Ashley Hanes has one mission and one mission only—end her annoyingly long dry streak and ring in the New Year with a bang. Literally. When her long lost and oh-so-sexy ex-best friend, Ethan Pierce, shows up as if he hadn’t broken her heart all those years ago, suddenly she doesn’t want to bring home just any man. She wants Ethan.

 

What should have been one night of blow-your-mind make-up sex quickly turns into another. And another. Before long, Ashley thinks maybe she and Ethan should reunite for good. If only the elusive bachelor will stop running from his tortured past and trust a future in Ashley’s arms.

 

 

 

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Diane Alberts is a multi-published, bestselling contemporary romance author with Entangled Publishing. She also writes New York Times and USA Today bestselling new adult books under the name Jen McLaughlin. ON ONE CONDITION hit #18 on the Barnes and Noble bestseller list, and TRY ME hit #76 on Amazon. CAPTIVATED BY YOU hit #31 on the Barnes and Noble bestseller list. Diane is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency. Her goal is to write so many fantastic stories that even a non-romance reader will know her name.

Diane has always been a dreamer with a vivid imagination, but it wasn’t until 2011 that she put her pen where her brain was, and became a published author.  Since receiving her first contract offer, she has yet to stop writing. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, a cat, and a Senegal parrot. In the rare moments when she’s not writing, she can usually be found hunched over one knitting project or another.

 
 
BLITZ GIVEAWAY: Diane is giving away an ebook set of her 'Take a Chance' series, which includes Try Me, Love Me, Play Me, and Take Me.

Edge's December Releases. #giveaway


Edge, a digital-first single-title romance line from Entangled Publishing, takes its lead from their popular Select imprint but gives its novels an edge in the marketplace by bringing great stories to readers at reasonable prices in a quick-and-easy way. Whether sexy or sweet, traditional romance or love and lust with a women’s fiction bent, at the center of every Edge book is heart. From Urban Fantasy to Contemporary Romance to Science Fiction Romance, Edge has a book for all romance readers—and right at their fingertips! As they say, all’s fair in love and war. To find out more about their titles, chat with authors, participate in special events, and to find out what books are coming next, visit the Entangled website, follow them on Twitter, and like their Facebook page.

Today I'm happy to be featuring Edge's December releases!!





Break Out by Nina Croft
Blood Hunter #1
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The year is 3048, Earth is no longer habitable, and man has fled to the stars where they've discovered the secret of immortality—Meridian. Unfortunately, the radioactive mineral is exorbitantly expensive and only available to a select few. A new class comprised of the super rich and immortal soon evolves. The Collective, as they're called, rule the universe.

Two-thousand-year-old Ricardo Sanchez, vampire and rogue pilot of the space cruiser, El Cazador, can't resist two things: gorgeous women and impossible jobs. When beautiful Skylar Rossaria approaches him to break a prisoner out of the Collective's maximum security prison on Trakis One, Rico jumps at the chance. Being hunted by the Collective has never been so dangerous—or so fun.






Heart of the Incubus by Rosalie Lario

Biochemist Cresso Taylor lives the sort of lifestyle most men would envy—he has wealth, natural incubus charm, and more women than he can handle. But it’s not enough anymore. Not after meeting Genevieve Russell, the sexy scientist who works with him at Elcorp Laboratory. And she wants absolutely nothing to do with him.

After her fiancĂ© broke her heart, Genevieve has had enough of womanizers. She’s determined to steer clear of sexy-as-sin Dr. Taylor, despite the fact that his incubus allure makes her want to rip his clothes off. But when a secret admirer’s affection turns to the macabre with threatening notes and grisly gifts, Cresso appoints himself her protector. As she and Cresso hunt her stalker, she discovers there’s a lot more to the sensual incubus than she ever imagined.




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Covet's December Releases. #giveaway




Covets have all the sexiness, emotion, and happily ever after that readers have come to expect and love from Entangled. They are firmly grounded in the contemporary world, but each novel brings in supernatural twists, breaking the contemporary and paranormal rules, alike. To find out more about their titles, chat with authors, participate in special events, and to find out what books you’ll be coveting next, visit the Entangled website, follow them on Twitter, LIKE their Facebook page, and join the Book Club.


Today I'm happy to be featuring Covet's December releases:





Beg Me to Slay by Lisa Kessler

He’ll slay her demons, but it may cost her heart…

Four years ago Tegan Ashton was attacked. Determined never to be a victim again, she devotes her life to martial arts and self-defense. When her assailant returns to finish what he started, only one person can help her.

Gabe is a private investigator by day and demon slayer by night. After losing loved ones, he vows to defend people from a threat they don’t realize exists.

The relationship is supposed to be strictly business, but fighting demons together stirs up emotions they never expected. Turns out demon slaying is a breeze compared to facing their scarred pasts and even worse - hearts.




 Lisa is going to be hosting a release day FB party on 12/30 from 4-8PST! 




Ashes by Sarah Gilman

Journalist Ambrosia Pellerin accepts an assignment involving the legendary phoenix, expecting, if nothing else, a little entertainment. Instead, she winds up pregnant—by a surprisingly human-looking firebird, Reece Bennu.

As the Phoenix prince, Reece is next in line to the throne and expected to marry a purebred royal. A common human such as Ambrosia is not in the cards. He swears, though, he’ll never be an absentee father.

As Ambrosia’s due date grows closer, so do the soon-to-be parents. But will their tentative love survive the prejudice of Reece’s grandmother, who will stop at nothing to tear the two apart?




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Happy Release Day to Finding My Forever by Heidi McLaughlin.

 
 
 
Everywhere I look, my friends are settling down - marriage, children, white picket fences; but not me. Marriage isn't in the cards for me. I’m a ladies man.

A rock star.

I was born and raised in the industry.

I love everything about my life, especially the attention from the women that my status brings me.
Women find me. I don’t chase. I know what they want and they know I’ll deliver.

But after one look, one touch, one night...
Now I’m the one doing the chasing.

I need to find a way to show her that I’m serious, that I can change.
I need to find a way to show her that I can love her fully, and only her.
I need to find a way to show her that she’s my forever.
 
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FOREVER MY GIRL-
 
MY EVERYTHING
 
MY UNEXPECTED FOREVER
 
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Heidi is the author of USA Today, Kobo, Digital Book World, Amazon and Barnes & Noble Bestselling novel, Forever My Girl
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell and two Parakeets.
During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she’s writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting court-side during either daughter’s basketball games.

 




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An Amazon Best Seller
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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Cover Reveal: Fallen from Grace by Leigh Songstad.

 
 
 
Synopsis:
 
Expensive cars...
Penthouse apartments...
Exclusive clubs and endless money...

By day, Judas Woods practices Law in New York City.
By night, he’s forced to portray a playboy image he despises.
Past resentments his father holds against him have made Judas a prisoner in his own life. Just as he is ready to give up on life, he meets her—Grace Winters. Beautiful, intelligent and way out of his league.

Years have passed since the tragic accident that destroyed her family in just one night, and Grace Winters has finally found her new normal. Congressman Ellis Randall is charming, charismatic, flawless...and he wants to marry her.
Things are perfect.
Almost too perfect…
When Grace meets the enigmatic and troubled local bad boy, Judas Woods, she is swept into a whirlwind affair of passion, desire, and secrets.

What is Congressman Randall hiding?

And can Grace trust the bad boy she is falling hopelessly in love with?
 
 
 
About the author:
 
Leigh Nicole Songstad found her love for writing during her college years while earning degrees in Political Science and Human Services. She lives in The Black Hills with her husband and their three children. With many more characters and stories patiently waiting on her hard drive she hopes to continue writing, for as long as God allows.
 
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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Year End Round-up: Jenn's Top Reads of 2013.


Jenn's Top Read of 2013:
 
 
 
By a Thread series by R.L. Griffin
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gabriel's Redemption by Sylvain Reynard
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Cut & Run series by Abigail Roux
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Flat out Love by Jessica Park
 
 
 
 
 
The Suicide note by Teresa Mummert
 
 
 
 
 
 
Entwined with You by Sylvia Day
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bear, Otter and the Kid series by TJ Klune

Year End Round-Up: Wendy's Top 10's of 2013

 
 
Because I have read so many amazing books this year, it makes it hard to list just the top 10!! But, hard or not, here are the top 10 books and top 10 series that really stuck with me:
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
My top 10 series or trilogy's in no particular order:
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 

Year End Round-Up: Amber's Top Reads of 2013.



Amber's Top 10 Books (This started out as top 5, but that is just impossible!)


 

1.  Beautiful Disaster/Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire
 
 
 

2. Taking Chances/Stealing Harper by Molly McAdams
 
 
 
 

3. Into the Deep by Samantha Young
 
 
 
 

4. Ruin by Rachel Van Dyken
 
 
 
 

5. The Thrill of It by Lauren Blakely
 
 
 
 
 

6. Everything for Us by M. Leighton
 
 
 
 
 

7. Until I Break by M. Leighton
 
 
 
 
 
 

8. Hard As It Gets by Laura Kaye
 
 
 
 
 

9. Try by Ella Frank
 
 
 
 
 
 

10.  Repair Me by Jennifer Foor
 
 

Top Series/Trilogy


1. Shattered Hearts Series by Cassia Leo(Relentless, Pieces of You, Bring Me Home)
 
 
 
 

2. With Me in Seattle Series by Kristen Proby (Come Away with Me, Under The Mistletoe with Me, Fight with Me, Play with Me, Rock with Me, Safe with Me)
 
 
 

3. Consequences Trilogy by Aleatha Romig (Consequences, Truth, Convicted)
 
 
 

4. This Man Trilogy by Jodi Ellen Malpas (This Man, Beneath This Man, This Man Confessed)
 
 
 

5. Beaumont Boys Series by Heidi McLaughlin (Forever My Girl, My Everything, My Unexpected Forever) 
 
 
 

6. Bluegrass Series by Kathleen Brooks
(Relentless Pursuit, Acquiring Trouble, Secrets Collide)




7. Nice Girl to Love Trilogy by Violet Duke (Resisting the Bad Boy, Falling for the Good Guy, Choosing the Right Man)

 
 
 
 
8. Against the Wall/Double Threat Series by Julie Prestsater (So I'm a Double Threat, Double Threat My Bleep, Against the Wall, Double Time, Between the Sheets, Double Threats Forever, Straddling the Edge, Playing Chase)

 
 
 
 
9. The Billionaire's Obsession Series by J.S. Scott (The Billionaire's Obsession Complete Trilogy, Billionaire's Salvation, The Heart of the Billionaire)





10. Always a Bridesmaid Series by Jessie Evans (Betting on You, Keeping You, Wild for You, Catching You, Taking You)