Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Wild Heart by Jennifer Culbreth

Wild Heart by Jennifer Culbreth

Ani Forrest has spent most of her life trying to find the right path. She’s spent the last five years attempting to experience the world. But no matter how hard she tries, nothing ever feels right. With her father’s health failing, she finds herself back in the sleepy Tennessee town where she grew up. However, fate has a choice for Ani to make, does she resume the life she once had or does she take the opportunity for something different? Cash Roberts, the man who once held her heart, is vowing to win Ani back. But the temptation of something new is too strong to resist when a handsome stranger shows up in town. Knox O’Connell has brought his Motorcycle Club to Coker Creek in an attempt to get away from the anarchy and chaos of Ireland. The last thing he needs is the enticement of a free spirited woman. That is until she turns his world upside down. Will Knox be able to win Ani over? In the midst of rival M.C. retaliation, will she be able to put her worries aside and follow the path that fate has given her or will she stay on the road that has always been familiar? What would you do if your past and present collided together, leaving you standing at a crossroad unsure of which path to take.

Warning: Wild Heart addresses serious topics including, abuse, sexual abuse, and heavy alcohol use. This book is intended for mature readers 18 years of age or older. Enjoy...

Amazon link: http://amzn.com/B00HFWL6AY

Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/JenniferCulbrethAuthor

Are You Listening by Michelle Grey

Are You Listening Cover Cancer snuck up on me when I least expected it. But I imagine everyone probably feels that way. When I got my diagnosis, I was relatively young and otherwise healthy. I was a busy mom, wife, employee and aspiring author. Priorities shifted, and so did my perspective. Throughout my experience, I sought to become educated and I learned many things – some tangible, some intangible, but all of which I’ll share with you in this quick story. My hope is to further educate and encourage every woman, even if cancer never touches you or anyone you love. ALL proceeds will go to the Vicki Welsh Fund to help in the FIGHT against Ovarian Cancer: http://www.thevickiwelshfund.org/ Amazon Link:
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Ripple Effect

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Coming Soon!! SATURDAYS AT THE VIPER ROOMS by Kirsty-Anne Still

Release date - Expected March 14th 2014

Book One of The Viper Series.

“You and I know I can’t say no.” I swallow my fear and allow my eyes to fall down to his chest, I can’t look at him. “And I can’t lose you.”

Joely Gilbert, one of two head Viper Girls for the club, strives to maintain a double life both full of deceit, betrayal, sex, lust, and fear. She knows the rules of the club and the way the boss works like no other, but she is the one breaking everything she knows in order to keep the new life she has. After running from her past, she’ll do anything to stay away from it. It’s what makes her perfect for the job. It’s what makes her normal.

Everyone has a story when they arrive at the doors of The Viper Rooms.

It’s this that binds clients and Viper Girls together. Each want to forget, each want something to remember, to feel, to lust over. The Viper Rooms gives the exclusive a time in their life to get the things they need from a club devoted solely to them. No strings attached, no questions asked. But what lies beneath the surface can’t always be stopped. It can’t be silenced forever.

And Joely’s one of the girls who knows that more than anyone else.

What happens when her facade starts to break? What would Joely rather give up; the man who wants to save her, but could die trying, or the life that could ultimately kill her?

He smirks and kisses me again. “You look a mess.” His words set a rush of trepidation throughout me, but he chuckles, kissing me greedily, delaying me from leaving. “A beautiful mess.”

I giggle, push on him and begin to leave him behind. I stumble out of the cubicle, leaving Jace to fix himself out. I go over to the restroom’s mirrors and dare myself to just look at my own reflection. I gasp when I do. Fuck! I’m an absolute mess! My lipstick is now smeared, my hair is unravelling and I know I have to look for a quick fix. I make sure the rest of it looks okay and fix my makeup before I text one of the girls to come to my aid. I can’t let Clara see me like this and I need an excuse.

‘Jace Mason took me against a cubicle door’ just isn’t going to cut it!

My hands are shaking as I quickly attempt to rectify the mess I am in. I need to be back out there with the other girls quickly, but I can’t do that looking like this. I need to be mingling with the clients before Clara even so much as thinks I’ve done a disappearing act.

“Will this help?”
I look up and Jace is behind me. I inwardly sigh. He can’t be here. My heart rate accelerates as I wonder if one of the girls will catch him here with me or if I’ll make it out alive. I look to his hand and he’s holding up four of my hairpins. I look back at his reflection in the mirror and can’t help but smile.

“Did you really think I’d feed you back to the lion’s mouth with so much as a strand of hair out of place?” he asks me sarcastically and I know him. He looks after me beyond belief. He drops his hands and comes to stand beside me. As he does, I just turn to face him and allow him to fix my hair back up into the side bun. Once he is done he runs his hand down my jaw bone until his fingers are cupping my chin. “I knew you were going to look stunning tonight, Joely, but I never expected this. You blew my breath away.” He leans in, his lips just before mine as he finishes his statement. “Again.”
This time he kisses me with restraint, just giving me enough to seal his comment. When he leaves me this time I’m less flustered and I’m ready to take on what awaits on the other side of the door. I spend a few seconds just staring at myself, before I hurriedly look into my clutch bag for my makeup and touch it all up. I make sure my hair is pristine and that I don’t look freshly fucked.
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Monday, January 13, 2014

Cover Reveal: Tricks by Cambria Hebert


Title: Tricks
Series: Take It Off series (A series of stand alones)
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance (recommended for 18+)
Author: Cambria Hebert
Release Date: February 16, 2014

***This is a new adult contemporary novel and contains sexual content and graphic language. It is not intended for young adult readers.***

Love can play tricks on your heart…

After serving several years in the United States Marine Corps, Sergeant Tucker Patton decides to hang up his uniform and go to work at a private investigative firm owned by his buddy. His boxes are packed and he’s got one foot out the door when a phone call changes everything.

Instead of going to North Carolina, he heads to New York City to literally step into the life of his twin brother, who died under suspicious circumstances. But pretending to be someone else isn’t easy.

Especially when the person you’re supposed to be is wanted dead.

Not only that, but he’s going from being blissfully single to living with his brother’s woman. An uptight, no-nonsense lawyer.

Charlotte Rose Carter doesn’t have time for fun and games. She graduated with honors and made all the right moves fresh out of college to jumpstart her career as a successful young lawyer. She even snagged the most eligible bachelor in New York City’s corporate world.

So what if her and Max’s relationship isn’t burning up the sheets? So what if their life doesn’t read like a chapter from a sizzling romance novel? This is the real world, and in the real world that stuff is just fantasy.

Until it isn’t.

Suddenly, just the slightest touch or a single glance from Max has her heart doing somersaults. Suddenly, the lackluster relationship begins to spark, and Charlotte finds herself tied in a knot of desire.

But she has no idea about the tricks being played right under her perky little nose.

Cambria Hebert is the author of the young adult paranormal Heven and Hell series, the new adult Death Escorts series, and the new adult Take it Off series. She loves a caramel latte, hates math and is afraid of chickens (yes, chickens). She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and children (both human and furry) where she is plotting her next book. You can find out more about Cambria and her work by visiting http://www.cambriahebert.com

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Without Doubt by C.J. Acevedo

Ava Sterling is tough and the most straight laced girl you will ever meet. Her family and her past have managed to alter her future permanently and she has no desire to allow anyone else into her life or her heart for fear of rejection or further altering.  Ava is alone in the world with the exception of the grandest responsibility she did not create on her own but on her own she will carry for the rest of her life.

Declan James is an MMA fighter, party all night kind of guy. Responsibility is nowhere to be found in his life or so he allows everyone around him to believe. Coming from wealth and a carefree lifestyle, Declan gets what he wants, always. And what he wants is Ava. In his pursuit of getting what he wants, Ava in his bed, his plan changes quickly without his consent. Against his plans of being the next hot bachelor to cross the tabloids as he makes his way to being the Ultimate Light Heavyweight Champion, Declan falls in love. He falls in love without hesitation and without doubt.

Neither Declan nor Ava are aware that fate has inconveniently intertwined their lives forever. Will they be able to survive the aftermath of the truth?

CJ Acevedo has lived all over the state of California, Central, South, North and finally landing back somewhere in the middle. She married the boy she fell for when she was only eleven years old and together they have two beautiful heathens. CJ obviously loves to read and write. She can watch the Giant’s play baseball but hates football. She bakes when she’s sad, runs when she’s mad and dances when she’s happy (even if she cant find a rhythm to save her life). If you’re looking for her and can’t seem to find her, look on the staircase, it’s her favorite spot to read.

I am reading Without Doubt right now, so far...loving it!  I've already developed a little crush on Declan and I love Ava.  She's feisty!  I love that.  But she's got secrets and I can't wait to find out what they are.  Keep your eyes open because I'll be posting a review once I'm done reading. 

Without Doubt is the 2nd in the Without Series, but I'm guessing you don't need to read them in order as I didn't read the first (but will be adding that to my TBR right now) and I am not feeling at all lost.  And after reading the book blurb for Without Boundaries, I see different characters so it looks like my assessment might be correct and you don't need to read them in order.   

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

GNASH by Brian Parker

GNASH has been described as a political suspense novel with non-stop zombie action! The story doesn't follow the traditional zombie apocalypse model and the characters are believable, normal, everyday people who make mistakes and figure things out the hard way.

Quick summary: An ancient fundamentalist organization has chosen to lash out against its enemies by conducting several attacks simultaneously across the globe. One of the assaults unleashes a deadly virus within the Pentagon. When the virus mutates beyond anything the terrorists expected, the nation's capital is plunged into a violent zombie outbreak that threatens to infect everyone in the region. A desperate attempt to stop the potential global epidemic backfires as the infected survive a brutal pre-emptive strike and continue to wreak havoc on the human population when they reemerge from the bowels of the ruined city.

GNASH (only $2.99): http://tinyurl.com/GNASH-Parker


Coming Soon from Lizzy Ford and Julia Crane!

Introducing ... "Severed," the first episode ina New Adult Science Fiction series called the Starwalkers Serials by bestselling authors Lizzy Ford and Julia Crane. "Severed" will be released February 1, with the second serial following two to three weeks after.  Edgy, thrilling and exciting, the series depicts two sisters separated by war and space who are trying to fine one another again.

Cover by the phenomenal Eden Crane of Eden Crane Design.

Severed (#1, StarwalkersSerials)

Two sisters with special gifts and an unbreakable bond ...

Cyena and Tyana were born to powerful parents who are among the ruling class on their planet. Their lives are pampered but isolated, constricted to the city walls in which they were born.

Fun loving with a rare but powerful mind power, Tyana isaccustomed to being treated like a princess and using her influence to get anything she wants - including protecting her sister from the elders and students who look down on her. The opposite of Tyana in most ways, Cyena's second-class mind skills make others view her as a blemish on the family bloodline. No one but her sister believes in her.

They don't know that a war is brewing, until it erupts. A class war tears their perfect world a part, leaving them helpless, alone and worse - severed from one another.

Each girl will risk her life to find the other, and each will be challenged to hone her powers in order to survive environments unlike any they've ever experienced.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

That's a Promise by Victoria Klahr

That's a Promise left me wanting more and thankfully, there are still 2 more in the series to come.  I suspect the roller coaster ride will continue in the next one though, so it will be torture.  Sweet torture, but still torture.

Josie Sommers is a young adult who is trying to reclaim her life after a very traumatic experience.  Through the course of the first book, we are taken back and forth in time as we learn about her life, her loves, her friends, and the devastating event that has come to shape her life.  We meet Seth, her best friend who has always been there when she has needed him.  And then we meet Blake, the man who could be the love of her life. 

But life isn't a fairytale and not everyone gets a happily ever after...or do they?  Hey, this is a 3 book series.  I have no idea if everyone gets a happily ever after.  I can hope.

There are Secrets!  When will we ever learn that secrets aren't good.  You would think that Josie would have learned this, yet she still has her secrets.  Will she ever learn?  Will she find her happily ever after?  Guess we'll just have to keep reading to find out. 

I really enjoyed That's a Promise.  There is nothing typical about it, yet it's still real.  Actually, that's probably what makes it real.  It's not a cookie cutter love story.

I will tell you that the story jumps back and forth in time and I know that some people will find.that annoying, but it didn't bother me at all.  I had no problem keeping the story straight and I think that is a testament to the author because she keeps the story flowing without confusion.

Overall, a great debut novel and I'm looking forward to reading the next one.  But why...why do I keep getting wrapped up in series?  And another love triangle?  Really!  Anyway...I gave it 4 stars on Amazon and Goodreads...but that's a very strong 4 stars, inching it's way toward 5.

This book is recommended for 18+ due to sexual situations.

That's a Promise on Amazon for Kindle  (currently 99 cents at the time I'm posting this).

Barnes and Noble  ($2.99)

Oh and why not...how about a little teaser?

“I’m not going to take you here at a bar, Josie, but make no mistake, I will make you come multiple times before the night is over.” He leaned in and licked from my neck down my chest. “I’ll help you out for now, but I’m not done with you tonight. Got it?” he asked before nipping at my cleavage. I nodded, because that’s all I wanted. I needed all of him that night. I couldn’t wait any longer.
- Blake, That's a Promise

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Heart of Fire series by Lizzy Ford

I'm a big fan of Lizzy Ford.  I think I spent the entire month of July reading Lizzy's books.  It is so very easy to get wrapped up in her stories.

Lilly's newest series is Heart of Fire and it is classic Lizzy Ford...if there is such a thing.  The story immediately grabs you and does not let go.  The characters get under your skin.  But this is Lizzy Ford, so this isn't your typical girl meets boy romance.  Oh no, there has to be something magical and mystical about these characters.  And in Heart of Fire, we're dealing with Dragons and other shapeshifters.

Chace is a sexy Dragon shifter.  But he has some  issues (who doesn't?) and he doesn't want to be a shifter anymore.  And so he makes a deal with the devil...not the real Devil, but close enough.  And then he meets Skylar and things really heat up.

Sky is a slayer...or is she?  Are these dreams she's having or are they memories?  Is her entire life a lie?  And what is the truth behind this intense bond with Chace?

He's her Dragon.  She's his Sky.

If you are a Lizzy Ford fan, you want to read this series.  If you haven't read Lizzy Ford yet, you really should and why not start here.

Easy 5 stars!   Book 3 is due out in mid-January.  I can not wait!!

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