Cover Reveal, Synopsis & Excerpt: “True Bliss” (Bliss #2) by B. J. Harvey

Hey, ladies!

I have been eagerly awaiting the cover reveal of this book, and I am thrilled to be a part of it today!

Here it is:

“True Bliss” (Bliss #2)

by

B. J. Harvey

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Expected Release Date:

25th November

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Blurb:

She watched her best friend find her superhero.

Now she wants her turn.

Despite a run of bad dates with Mr. Wrong, Mr. Boring, Mr. Bad Breath, Mr. Grabby Hands, and even Mr. Say I Love You After One Date To Get Into Your Pants, Kate McGuinness is more determined than ever to find the one.

Having tried everything else, she turns to the internet in a last ditch attempt to find her elusive prince.

But Kate doesn’t want an everyday, run of the mill love.

She wants the kind of love that makes your heart skip a beat. The kind of love that makes you dance in the rain and bottle up the sunset. The once in a lifetime kind of love that authors write about, musicians sing about, and lovers dream about.

Could a certain police officer in training, who has come to her rescue in the past, be the one to swoop in and save her heart? 

What if the love Kate desperately seeks has been in front of her the whole time?

She just needs to open her eyes to see it… 

*Disclaimer: This book contains a hot as hell stripper with a penchant for public sex and exhibitionism who may or may not succeed in bringing out the inner firecracker in all of us. Oh, and don’t forget the batteries.*

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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I’m 31 years old and live in New Zealand, the most beautiful country in the world.

I love reading, and started writing my first novel, Lost in Distraction in December 2012. Before that I’d written business and website articles professionally but never fiction. I love the indie community, authors, bloggers and readers alike and have met so many awesome people that I now call dear friends.

I’m a huge music lover as well. I REALLY love music. If there isn’t music playing, something is wrong. And it’s a wide range of music too, I might surprise you with my eclectic tastes.

I’m also a wife, mother of two gorgeous girls and currently working for myself as well as studying full time to become an accountant of all things. I also have a Bachelor of Communications.

My author inspirations are: Michelle Leighton, Barbara Elsborg and Kristen Ashley.

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Want an excerpt of “True Bliss” ? 😉 Silly question, right?

Enjoy!

Having eaten our way through garlic bread, lasagna and a delicious baked cheesecake for dessert, both Mac and I are laid up in the living room. We’re recovering from our food comas, watching some crazy game show on television where people are training to become ninjas.

“I could never be a ninja. My big belly would get in the way,” Mac muses.

“I don’t want to be a ninja, although I’d be willing to date a ninja. Can you imagine the positions that he could get into? Oh my god! I just thought of one! The reverse saddle ninja.”

Mac sits up excitedly and faces me, bending one leg under the other. “No, wait. What about a ninja doing downward facing doggie style? They could probably hang upside down from the roof while fucking you. That would be awesome,” she says with a laugh.

“I know! Instead of the vibrating V, it would be the ninja nooner or the ninja nookie!” I say, struggling to talk though my laughter.

Mac looks at her phone briefly before putting it down and looking at me.

“Everything okay?” I ask, looking at her phone.

“Oh… yeah, great. Just checking the time. But right now, we need to talk about you.” Mac sits up and rests her hands on her stomach. I’m kind of envious of her right now, but I won’t admit that to her.

“Why’s that?” I say, intrigued. Definitely didn’t see the conversation shifting from ninja sex to me. Although, if I were honest, if I had ninja sex, I’d be a happy camper. Actually, sex of any kind would be acceptable right now. Anything other than the one handed dialing of the ol’ pink telephone. I should be buying my batteries in bulk with the frequent use my purple pearl vibrator has been getting this year.

Oh, and there is more! The first book in the series, “Temporary Bliss” is ON SALE! Yup, it’s true! For a limited time, you can get it for only $0.99 – that’s a real bargain, ladies.

And if you’re unsure about buying it, perhaps my 5 stars review will help – here’s my review.

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Published: August 29th

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Blurb:

*Disclaimer – There is absolutely no cheating in this book. However, this book does contain descriptive and super hot sex scenes that will make you blush and leave you hot and bothered. Make sure you have you husband, partner, boyfriend or significant other nearby when reading, or else batteries. Lots and lots of batteries*

Makenna Lewis cringes at any mention of the word commitment. She doesn’t want or need a relationship, but she does like sex (who doesn’t).

That explains Noah, Sean, and Zander, her three ‘friends with benefits’.

They know the score, they know they’re not the only one, and each of them provide her with a different physical need that she craves and enjoys. 

Until a late night encounter with the delicious Daniel Winters turns her preconceived notion of no-commitment completely on its head.  

Soon she finds herself feeling things she vowed never to feel again, and when Daniel pushes for more than she’s willing to give, she falters.

What do you do when something that you’ve known to be so wrong in the past feels so damn right?

If you’re Mac, you run and hide.

But is Daniel the type of man who takes no for an answer?

Release Day Launch: “Far Too Tempting” by Lauren Blakely – My Review & Giveaway

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Hello, ladies!

A very heartfelt congratulations to Lauren Blakely on this very special day! I have been dying to show you my review of this incredibly romantic book! I hope you enjoy reading it. 😉

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Blurb:

Jane Black has written the break-up album of the century, earning her a Grammy, a huge legion of new fans, and the pressure to repeat her success. Sure, the heartbreak from her husband’s unconventional abandonment might have been her inspiration, but it hasn’t done her any favors in the dating department. So when Matthew Harrigan, the toughest music journalist out there, asks for an interview, Jane agrees—as long as her personal life is completely off-limits. 

British, gorgeous, and way too tempting, Matthew’s the first guy Jane’s been attracted to since her husband. As she spends more time with him and their relationship heats up, though, so does her writer’s block. How can the queen of the break-up pen the perfect follow-up when she’s seriously in love?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat,
heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. She loves hearing from readers! Her novels include Caught Up In Us, Pretending He’s Mine, Playing With Her Heart, Trophy Husband, and Far Too Tempting. On November 21, she’ll release the edgy new adult novel THE THRILL OF IT. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.

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ARC received by the author in exchange for an honest review.

I must confess that this is my first Lauren Blakely book, but it is most definitely not my last!

This is pure, smiling-like-an-idiot, feel-good romance. It is the type of book that you will pick up on a cold evening, curl up on the sofa with a glass of wine with, and be lost to the world in for hours.

I feel that the blurb really says a lot about what the story is about so I will not go into more details as such as I am afraid of revealing too many spoilers.

I very much enjoyed getting to know Jane, our heroine, and I feel that she was very realistic. Right from the beginning, I felt a connection with her, I liked her “voice” – and I was completely thrown when I learned the reason to her failed marriage. No wonder she has a hard time trusting men and believing in her own sensuality.

“That is the secret of my success, the bittersweet reminder that you can write a breakup album and it can be great and you can win an award and be thrilled beyond your wildest dreams, but you’re only here because you are the biggest idiot in the world. Because you loved a man wildly, crazily, passionately. But oops! He was never really into you at all.”

I like that the book is about a female rock star for once, and the fact that Jane is also a mother and is determined – and succeed – to bring up her son, Ethan, in a “normal” environment is a character trait of hers that I really like. You are sucked into Jane’s world of music instantly, and you almost start biting your fingernails when you find out about her deadline. Now, I have no connections with the American music industry (or any other music industry, for that matter), but I do know that musicians/singers get lost in the crowd if they take too long with writing an album. So that part of the story felt very believable to me. I could feel her anxiety, her lack of self-esteem, her frustration…yes, the author is extremely good at conveying Jane’s emotions throughout the story.

Now, about Matthew – our VERY sexy, British (or English, as he refers to himself), playful hero…Well, another book boyfriend has seen the light of day! 😉 As a music critic, he can be somewhat harsh and, in theory, Jane’s enemy. Luckily, he loved her last album, Crushed, so much that he wants to see her succeed but the fact that he also admits to finding her very attractive complicates matters a bit. They try, however, to refrain from becoming romantically involved – but when you read this part of the book, you kind of already know that this couple will not be able to resist each other. 😉

“You really don’t know how much I want you? Because there aren’t enough adverbs to describe how much. Insanely, immensely, ridiculously. I could go on.” (Matthew)

Some people say that in order to heal a broken heart, you need to fall in love again. Which is exactly what happens when Jane lets herself trust Matthew more and more. I find their romance to be so sweet, yet scorching hot, and you cannot stop smiling while reading! One of the things I absolutely love is their email exchanges – they are witty, flirty and believable. When I think about it, much of the entire book is written that way, and I really like that in a romance novel.Let us not forget the sex scenes…wow! Very hot, but tastefully written – definitely not over the top. And some of these scenes were even very funny:

“Breasts are literally one of the best inventions ever. Seriously. I can’t even imagine a world without them. I would die,” he says in mock sadness, and I laugh more, as he lays his head between my breasts. “Soft, like pillows. They’re such divine creations. God bless breats.”

Now, imagine a scorching hot guy saying that with the British accent…Well, need I say more? And that is exactly what I love the most about Matthew: his humour and the way he can make Jane laugh but feel sexy and comfortable at the same time. You can really feel this couple’s chemistry, and that, in my opinion, shows how talented this author is.

As I started out by saying in my review: this book makes you smile A LOT, it makes you sigh happily, and it is a perfect book to read on a cold night. I had a VERY hard time putting the book down. The story is engaging, the writing is flawless, and all romance lovers will, in my opinion, be fools if they do not read it. Miss Blakely, looking forward to reading your other books! 🙂

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Blog Tour: “Willing Captive” by Belle Aurora – My Review, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Genre: New Adult

Release Date: September 26, 2013

Hosted by: Love Between the Sheets

Hello, my lovelies!

It is FINALLY my turn on this sassy lady’s blog tour! Yay! I have been dying to share my review with you all since I read the book a couple of weeks ago. One of my absolute favourite books now.

Read on to get to my review and the GIVEAWAY Belle has decided to throw during the tour.

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Blurb:

Delilah “Lily” Flynn is used to her drab existence. Lily’s been living it for twenty two years. 
Her boring life is suddenly turned on its head when she’s rudely kidnapped from her bedroom.
Or so she thinks.

Nox Taylor is far too high up in his field to be assigned a babysitting job. 
There’s nothing more he wants than to complete his mission so he can be rid of the smartass tomboy, Lily.

Day after day, Nox watches Lily and her strange ways. She’s unlike any woman he’s ever met. 
Getting close to the girl is purely for her own protection…right?

Lily never imagined she’d make her first real friends in captivity. 
What lengths would she go through to keep them?

(Author note: This is NOT a dark romance.)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Belle Aurora is twentysix years old and was born in the land down under.
At an early age she fell in love with reading. Boredom one summer had her scouring the bookshelves at home. She stumbled across Sandra Brown’s Breath of Scandal and fell in love with romance.
Having been brought up in a loud and boisterous family of Croatian descent, she developed a natural love for dramatics and humor. Only some years ago had she discovered a new love.

Humorous romance novels.

Kristen Ashley and R.L. Mathewson had opened a brand new world where she could lose herself yet feel safe and at home in their stories.

Belle has been known to become a screeching banshee while anxiously awaiting their newest titles. 
Belle never thought she would write. It had never interested her until recently. Friend-Zoned began to form and in February this year Belle typed the words Chapter One.

And she fell in love.

With words.

With writing.

With a creative imagination she never knew she harbored.

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Although I usually read romance novels that are more intense and dark in nature, I love a romance novel filled with fun moments as well. In my opinion, it is only a handful of authors who truly know how to balance their romance with humour – it can very easily become too much – and Belle Aurora excels at this every single time! “Willing Captive” is, without a doubt, my favourite book of hers. It has it all: drama, intensity, heartbreak…well, everything I love in a book, anyway. But I am getting ahead of myself here.

The story follows Delilah (Lily) Flynn, a very sheltered young woman, who longs for the kind of adventure and romance she usually only reads about in books – she feels bored out of her mind with her job at her father’s company, “Flynn Logistics”, but she has yet to find the courage to “leave the nest”, so to speak. Lily spends her nights in her room, reading smutty (*wink*)) books because her dad does not allow her to go out. Although she feels uncomfortable in her extravagant home, she loves her room:

“In this room, I can be who I want to be. No pressure. No expectations. I can do as I please. And I like it like that.”

Needless to say, this IS a boring way of life so it is no wonder she longs to spread her wings, and Lily’s sister, Terah, is desperate for her to rebel a bit as well.

Now, even though Lily craves freedom and excitement in her life, she does not exactly like it when all hell breaks loose one night: she finds herself kidnapped – or so she thinks – and is thrown into the hands of an extremely annoying commando called Nox. It turns out that Lily’s father has hired Nox and his “band of brothers” to protect the entire family until Nox finds out who it is that is out to get them, and especially Lily seems to be the target.

Nox is extremely bad-ass and not exactly forthcoming when it comes to giving Lily information and naturally, that causes them to butt heads a lot – actually, they downright dislike each other vehemently – but, eventually, over time, love blossoms between them.

I absolutely ADORE Lily: she is quirky, strong and passionate. Her inner monologues are hilarious, and she can be funny one moment and serious the next. I did not find her annoying or frustrating at any point while reading – I was actually very sad when the book ended – and I love how her feelings for Nox develop: not simply from one day to the next, but slowly, over several weeks, giving the reader plenty of time to get to know both of them.

Now, Nox…well, he can be a complete arsehole, but also incredibly sweet. When we first meet him, he shows only his badass side, and he is none too happy about being, in his mind, a babysitter to Lily. He gets frustrated, to put it mildly, with her and her questions and comes close to breaking point many times:

“He leans closer to me and whispers: “Don’t push me, little girl. You don’t wanna see my bad side.” I blink a second before my eyes widen and I lean back from him as I whisper hiss, “THIS is your good side?”

After a misunderstanding that only makes Lily’s situation worse, emotionally, Lily and Nox start to communicate better and begin to get to know each other.  Trusting the other proves to be difficult at first, but they begin to see each other in a different light eventually.

“You are not going to die.” I reply breathily, “What makes you so sure?”

His lip tilts at the corner as he says, “There’s a reason I’m cocky, princess.” Then he smiles. Not a smirk or a grin. A gleaming teeth, megawatt smile.

And it’s nice.Slightly crooked, it softens his normally hard face. I could get used to this Nox.”

If you like hot, alpha, commando heroes, Nox will satisfy you to no end. But as I wrote earlier, he can also be incredibly sweet:

“You remember what you said this morning? About it being totally stupid to fall in love with me?”

At that, my eyes open. He adds quietly, “Then you should start calling me a fuckin’ moron.”

I mean, seriously: SWOON!

I do not want to say too much more about what happens next – you will laugh, cry, swoon, bite your nails, and tear your hair out while reading this book. Also, readers who, like me, really love books with alternate POV’s will get their wish fulfilled: the voice of Nox is truly amazing.

For me, the last 35% of the book is what makes this a 5 stars read, and obviously I will not go into further details. Let me just say that this is the point when Lily shows her true strength, where she is forced to really grow up.

As usual, Belle Aurora does not disappoint when it comes to writing the VERY sexy, intimate scenes between her characters, and Lily and Nox really complement each other. There is simply wonderful chemistry between them. You will want your significant other to be close by after having read some of these hot scenes – and let that be my final note of this review. 😉 Except for this: read the book! You will not regret it! 🙂

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Walking over to the door, I close it, taking my time so as to not make a sound. Once it’s shut, I open the dresser drawers,
take out a pair of simple white underwear and a matching plain bra, remove the tags, then step into the panties.

As soon as I reach down to pull the panties up my legs, the door swings open. I see a scowling Nox, but when he sees the position I’m in, his scowl disappears
to be replaced with a slightly gaping mouth.

I’m mortified. But the look on his face tells me he’s possibly just as mortified. Maybe more. And I certainly got the results of my experiment.
Forcing down my flush to no avail, I clear my throat and check my watch. Nodding with pursed lips, I say clinically, “Forty seconds, give or take. Not bad, Nox.”

And now for the GIVEAWAY!

Belle is offering up 5 eBooks, 2 mugs, 10 signed rack cards/magnets! And it is open internationally!

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Cover Reveal, Synopsis & Giveaway: “The Thrill Of It” by Lauren Blakely

Hello, my lovelies!

Can I just say: WOW! This cover is one of my absolute faourites! And the synopsis for this book has me very intrigued. I cannot wait for release day! 😉

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Expected Release Date

21 November

Blurb:

A new adult story of Love. Sex. Addiction. Blackmail. And Power…

Some say love can be an addiction. Others say it’s the thing that makes life worth living. Let me tell you everything I know about love…Love isn’t patient, love isn’t kind. Love is a game, a chase. A thrill. Love is wild and war-like, and every man and woman must fight for themselves. At least that’s how it was for me. A high-priced virgin call girl by the time I started college, I was addicted to love and to sex. Even though I’ve never had either. I controlled love, played it, and held the world in the palm of my hands. Then I fell down from those highs, and I’m being blackmailed for all my mistakes, forced to keep secrets from everyone, except the only guy I don’t regret.

Trey…

With all the other women, I knew what they were. They were temporary. They were pills, they were bottles, they took away all the pain, and numbed the awful memories that wore down my ragged, wasted heart. Until I met Harley. She’s the only girl I ever missed when she walked away. But now she’s back in my life, every day, and there are no guarantees for us, especially since I don’t know how to tell her my secrets. What happened to my family. All I know is she’s the closest I’ve ever come to something real, and I want to feel every second of it.

How can you love with no regrets when regret is all you know?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. Her novels include Caught Up In UsPretending He’s MinePlaying With Her Heart, and Trophy Husband. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.

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“Temporary Bliss” (Bliss #1) by B. J. Harvey

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Blurb:

*Disclaimer – There is absolutely no cheating in this book. However, this book does contain descriptive and super hot sex scenes that will make you blush and leave you hot and bothered. Make sure you have you husband, partner, boyfriend or significant other nearby when reading, or else batteries. Lots and lots of batteries*

Makenna Lewis cringes at any mention of the word commitment. She doesn’t want or need a relationship, but she does like sex (who doesn’t).
That explains Noah, Sean, and Zander, her three ‘friends with benefits’.
They know the score, they know they’re not the only one, and each of them provide her with a different physical need that she craves and enjoys. 

Until a late night encounter with the delicious Daniel Winters turns her preconceived notion of no-commitment completely on its head.  
Soon she finds herself feeling things she vowed never to feel again, and when Daniel pushes for more than she’s willing to give, she falters.
What do you do when something that you’ve known to be so wrong in the past feels so damn right?
If you’re Mac, you run and hide.

But is Daniel the type of man who takes no for an answer?

My review

I am kind of berating myself for not having read “Temporary Bliss” until now, but better late than never, I suppose. 😉 This is a very fun, lighthearted book, albeit with serious issues as well.

It is always difficult to read about abusive relationships, but I think the author was very good at describing certain scenes without making them too explicit, meaning that the fainthearted should have no problem with this book.

The way Mac describes her life with Beau in Ohio made me very angry and very sad. I cannot really fault Mac for moving with him, though – she was, after all, very much in love with him and thought that they would be together always. What 20-year-old-girl in love is not a bit naïve when it comes to her first love? Sadly, it is not until a certain event occurs that Mac has had enough, calls her friend, Kate, and leaves Ohio for good.

“Walking away from this life, I make a vow to myself: never again will my life be dictated by a man, and never again will I let love lead me astray.”

Fast forward 4 years and we see a completely different Mac: she is now a confident young woman who enjoys her life without making plans for the future. She is sticking to her vow and has not only 1, but 3 different lovers – each bring her something she needs sexually and they all know about each other so nobody will get hurt. While reading the book, I could not help but smile and even laugh many times – the voice of our heroine, Makenna (Mac) Lewis is very endearing: she is smart, sassy, and not afraid to own up to the fact that she is a woman in a modern age, meaning: she likes sex and she likes it A LOT. I did, however, also want to knock some sense into her once in a while, but I will get to that later.

But then…we meet Daniel – Delicious Daniel or Superman, as Mac instantly calls him. Can I just say: WOW! Seriously hot! And I have to agree with Mac on this:

“He smirks, and wouldn’t you know it, out come the dimples. Freaking adorable, cute as all hell divots on either side of his cheeks, dimples. They’re going to be my downfall.”

I mean, who does not love a man with dimples? 😉 Daniel really is the perfect guy for Mac: he is just as confident as she is, enjoys sex as much as she does (but then again, what guy does not?) and it is such fun to read how Mac gets all flustered whenever she thinks about him:

“For the first time in four years, a man has my heart beating faster, my eyes shining brighter, and my brain turning to mush.”

I have highlighted so many scenes in this book, but I will not give too many details about what happens – as you ought to know about me by now: I refuse to give too many spoilers and ruin the reading experience for you – but suffice it to say, a bit of drama, soul-searching and plenty of funny moments take place before we get to the HEA.

I love the way Daniel handles Mac – with care, but determined to show her that she does not need more than him in her life, both emotionally and sexually. And this is where I wanted to knock some sense into her: her refusal to set her fears aside and simply trust Daniel sooner than she does was making me a bit frustrated. Having said that,  it did not ruin the reading experience for me at all which is the reason it gets such a high rating from me.

Oh, and I have to mention the steam factor in this book, right? 😉 Scorching hot! I mean, seriously well written, and not over the top at all. And I have to agree with the disclaimer above… 😉

I cannot write this review without mentioning the secondary characters: there is Kate, of course, Mac’s best friend, who I absolutely love! She is smart, funny and loyal. You can really feel how close they are, that they have that certain bond only very close friends share. I really love their “freak-out-phone-calls”! They are truly hilarious!

We also get small glimpses of all 3 of Mac’s friends-with-benefits: Zander, the stripper, Noah, the doctor, and Seth, the dominant, and I seriously cannot wait to get to know all these characters some more! Miss Harvey has wet my appetite, leaving me anxiously waiting for the next book in the series, “True Bliss”, which will be Kate and Zander’s story.

If you want a book that is not too intense, with plenty of sexy moments, and which is great fun as well, I definitely recommend picking up “Temporary Bliss”.

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Blog Tour: “Broken Ever After” by Natalie Graham – Teasers & Giveaway!

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Ready to follow another blog tour? 😉

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Title: Broken Ever After

Series: The Ever After Trilogy, #1

Author: Natalie Graham

Genre: NA Contemporary Romance

Release Date: 09/26/2013

Tour Organized by: As the Pages Turn

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Blurb

Olivia Stevens is a young, troubled girl from London, England, just about to leave sixth form, into a world full of love, lust, heartbreak and betrayal.

Olivia has had a crush on her teacher, twenty-six year old, Mr Matthews for the last few years but what happens when those feelings are reciprocated? And what happens when someone with a grudge against her gets in between her and her dream man?

Forced to face fears from her childhood, Olivia’s life isn’t what she thought it was destined to be, the people in her life aren’t who she thought they were.

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Contains language and scenarios which some readers may find offensive and/or disturbing. Contains scenes of a sexual nature. Recommended to 18+ readers.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Natalie Graham is an English, self-published e-book author. She originally wrote for fun, choosing to write short stories until she wrote her debut novel – Broken Ever After; the first in the Ever After trilogy. She is currently working on the sequel to BEA to be released early 2014 and has plans for another series tentatively scheduled for 2015.

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Release Day Launch: “Finding It” by Cora Carmack – Synopsis & Giveaway

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Hello, my lovelies!

One of my very first indie reads was Cora Carmack’s “Losing It”, which I absolutely adored! A great love story with lots of funny moments thrown in.

Now, it is my honour and pleasure to be a part of this Release Day Launch – congratulations, Miss Carmack! 🙂

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Blurb:

Sometimes you have to lose yourself to find where you truly belong…

Most girls would kill to spend months traveling around Europe after college graduation with no responsibility, no parents, and no-limit credit cards. Kelsey Summers is no exception. She’s having the time of her life . . . or that’s what she keeps telling herself.

It’s a lonely business trying to find out who you are, especially when you’re afraid you won’t like what you discover. No amount of drinking or dancing can chase away Kelsey’s loneliness, but maybe Jackson Hunt can. After a few chance meetings, he convinces her to take a journey of adventure instead of alcohol. With each new city and experience, Kelsey’s mind becomes a little clearer and her heart a little less hers. Jackson helps her unravel her own dreams and desires. But the more she learns about herself, the more Kelsey realizes how little she knows about Jackson.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She’s done a multitude of things in her life– boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.

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Blog Tour: “Running Home” by Taya Hardenbrook – Book Trailer, Teaser & Giveaway

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Running Home by Taya Hardenbrook

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Carmen always had a wild streak about her while growing up in this small town. Everyone use to say her only saving grace in this world was her best friend Walker who tried to keep the flighty girl grounded. But life was too big for her to live in this one stop light kind of town; she had dreams and wants that could take her anywhere but staying there. Anything was better than being stuck in the perpetuating cycle of being born and dying in this hell hole she called the reality of a small town girl.
Walker was the only anchor that could hold her home, she lived for that boy. So how do you explain to someone that staying there would only suffocate the possibilities of making a better life for oneself? Running away was the only option, and leaving a piece of her heart with him would keep her strong out in the real world, at least she hoped it would.
After years of trying to make it on her own, struggling through life and trying to stay clean, the only reality she sees at surviving now is going back to the place she tried so hard to break free from. Unsure if her old life is willing to accept the choices she has made, the lone thought that matters to her is hoping she still has the only man she has counted on her entire life in her corner. You can always go home, but will they be willing take you back?
 
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T.A. Hardenbrook currently resides in Spokane Washington with her husband and two young boys. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education as well as her license in Cosmetology in which she still does part time.

Her days include being the family chauffer and referee, all while trying to become the perfect domestic goddess one strives for. Her family of four also includes a very loving American pit bull terrier, a wirehaired dachshund, a corn snake, and an American cavy (Which her oldest son shows at ARBA/ACBA events).
Being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2013, life became a struggle and she found learning to adapt was not an easy task. Luckily with the help of daily medication, life is slowly returning back to normal. Having the opportunity to write a novel at this time was a huge boost of confidence in dealing with the disorder, being able to use her hands and type, was therapy for the soul.
Please remember to never let anything stand in front of your dreams.

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Cover Reveal: “Destry” (Rough & Hard #1) by Lola Stark

Hello, my sweets!

Well, who doesn’t love a cowboy…? 😉

Meet

“Destry” (Rough & Hard #1)

by

Lola Stark

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Expected Release Date

End of January 2014.

Blurb

Rancher Destry Reeves is your typical country boy; he believes in hard work and the easy life. None of which he recognises in Amelia Highsmith. 

When a chance encounter involving a cow, a truck and a dark Texan night puts the two on a collision course, it’s not long before the fireworks begin and the simple life is turned upside down.

The last thing Amelia expects is for a brute of a cowboy to get in the way of her new life. She’s left behind a world of high class dinners and city lights in an effort to escape a life she never wanted. Amelia finds herself in a world so far removed from home that it becomes impossible to break free without finding herself first.

Drawn together by an inexplicable attraction, Destry and Amelia must decide if such an unlikely pairing can ever survive.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lola Stark lives in Australia, Is an at home mummy with no filter raising a hoard of minions and a husband who sometimes appears not to have grown up. Lola has loved to read for as long as she can remember. When not wrangling the family she can be found sitting at her computer , writing, facebooking or just generally messing around.

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Lola is the author of Tattered Love (Needles Kiss #1)

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When ex-Special Ops bad-ass Mace walks into
Needle’s Kiss tattoo parlour, he never expected to find the girl who would turn
his life upside down.

Hard as nails Scarlett has been unlucky in love:
she’s been burnt, chewed up and spat out. Reluctant to have another
relationship, can she keep her wits about her when hot-as-sin Mace walks into
her tattoo parlor? Or will he break her down and leave his mark within her ink?

What starts out as a little fun, turns into
something so much more.

Can Scarlett look beyond Mace’s devastating past
or will his demons come back to haunt them both?

Content warning: contains steamy, anywhere-goes
sex, an alcohol induced embarrassing night out and two headstrong lovers taken
on a whirlwind of crazy.

 

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Release Day Launch: “One To Hold” by Tia Louise – Synopsis, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hey, everyone!

I can’t wait to get my hands on this book:

“One To Hold”

by

Tia Louise

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Blurb:

WARNING: Mature themes, strong language and sexual content. Recommended for adult readers (18+) only!

Derek Alexander is an ex-Marine, ex-cop, and the top investigator in his field. Melissa Jones is a small-town girl trying to escape her troubled past.

When the two intersect in a bar in Arizona, their sexual chemistry is off the charts. But what is revealed during their “one week stand” only complicates matters.

Because she’ll do everything in her power to get away from the past, but he’ll do everything he can to hold her.

Standalone, M/F, HEA.

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Tia Louise is a former journalist, world-traveler, and collector of beautiful men (who inspire ALL of her stories… *wink*)—turned wife, mommy, and novelist.
It’s possible she has a slight truffle addiction. And she will never look at a family restroom the same way again.

ONE TO HOLD is her debut adult romance.

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Now, the author has given us an excerpt of the book! It’s certainly made me curious…;-)

Enjoy! 😉

I only had a moment to observe how very clean it was before he had me against the wall, pinned by his huge physique.

“You never came.” His voice was a low, husky whisper. “I waited all night.”

My hands rested on his chest, and heat flamed through me with every heartbeat. My eyes traveled up, up, up to his. They were darkened now, and I was certain he was thinking the same thing as me.

He remembered how fantastically our bodies came together two nights ago. I barely registered him reaching out to lock the door.

“I’m sorry,” was all I could say.

“When you walked in the restaurant tonight… god, you’re so beautiful.” He spoke against my skin as his lips pressed into my brow, his beard roughing my closed eyelids. “Are you feeling bad?”

“No,” I managed to say despite the heat surging through me as his lips moved to my temple. “I… didn’t think I could eat.”

“Good,” he said in a thick voice before covering my mouth with his. Mine opened quickly, drawing him in. Our tongues entwined before his lips moved to my jaw then down my neck.

“I thought about you all day.” His breath whispered across my skin, and I couldn’t stop a surge of desire low in my stomach. “Will you let me have you here?”

“Yes,” I barely spoke, and he dropped to his knees.

He gathered the thin fabric of my dress, shoving it up to my waist as he caught the side of my thong with his thumb.

Phew…!

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