Sunday, July 5, 2015

RELEASE: Mr. Hollywood by Lacey Weatherford

It’s FINALLY HERE! Happy Release Day to Mr. Hollywood!


MR. HOLLYWOOD
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Author: Lacey Weatherford
Age Recommendation: 18+ for mature themes and sexual situations.

Overview:
What if every move you made became a headline?  Could you deal with the constant scrutiny? What if you couldn’t escape it? How would you cope?

Z McCartney lives center stage as the most sought after actor in Hollywood.

Women want him.
Men want to be him.
But sometimes things aren’t always what they seem.

Hollywood’s “It Boy” is suffering badly, tormented by lost love, grief, and addiction. The question now is, will he survive?

Early reviewers call this story a brilliant tale of love, guilt, trauma, recovery, renewal and exquisite emotion, mixed with steamy sexiness that is sure to delight! Mr. Hollywood is a rollercoaster of a ride that you don’t want to miss!

EXCERPT:
(In the voice of Aubrey Hart)
Reaching room number twelve, I knocked lightly, glancing at the name on my chart. “I’m here for morning rounds, Mr. Carpenter,” I said through the door.
“Come in,” a slightly gruff voice said.
Turning the knob, I entered, balancing the items I was carrying in my other hand. “Good morning, Mr. Carp—”
A small shriek escaped my lips as I stared at the man in front of me and everything I was holding clattered to the floor. Eyes widening, I covered my mouth, as shock flooded my system and I backed away.
In a flash he moved, zipping behind me and shutting the door. “Aubrey, please let me explain.” His words came out in a rush as he stared at me.
“You’re here. How are you here? How is this possible?” Tears came, unbidden, as I took in the extremely handsome man in front of me. He’d been a boy the last time I’d seen him in person, but there was no doubt he was a man now.
My traitorous body instantly reacted to being in the same room with him, just like it had in high school. Everything felt heightened and on the verge of exploding. I’d never expected to see him again—ever. I’d made my peace with it. Yet, here he was.
Unspeaking, he simply continued to stare at me, a thirsty look filling his incredible blue eyes, the same blue eyes that had hypnotized me every second I’d ever spent with him.
Stop! I yelled, mentally. You can’t let him affect you like this again! Pull yourself together! Steeling myself I dropped my hands. “What are you doing here?” I said, more forcefully.
A soft chuckle escaped him, and the action drew my attention to his very well formed chest that was aptly highlighted in the V-neck t-shirt he was wearing. From there I drifted to his large biceps, noting he had tattoos that didn’t used to be there. “Isn’t it obvious,” he said, redirecting my focus back to his gorgeous face and his full lips—lips that used to kiss me for hours at a time. I wondered how many other women besides me had had the pleasure of his kiss now. “I seem to have discovered I have a little drug problem.”
It wasn’t until then that I actually noticed how much he was shaking. Seeing that shocked me back into my routine. “Oh my gosh! I’m so sorry. You need your meds!”
Glancing at the floor, I saw the pills scattered across the papers from his file.
“Let me go get you some fresh ones real quick,” I added, bending to pick up what I’d dropped and trying to scoop up the papers.
“Aubrey.” My name was soft on his lips as he crouched beside me, reaching out and stilling my hands with his own. Heat streaked through me instantly at the contact. “These pills are fine.” Carefully, he pried my fingers open and took the medication, popping it quickly into his mouth. Eyes never leaving me, it was as if a thousand questions were in them. “I’m sorry I shocked you, but damn girl, it’s great to see you again.”
I couldn’t stand sitting here pretending we both weren’t ignoring the giant elephant in the room. Unable to hold it back anymore, I burst into tears. “You left me.”

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Read how the rest of the story unfolds TODAY!

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About the Author:
Lacey Weatherford is the multi-time #1 International and USA TODAY bestselling author of the popular young adult paranormal romance series, Of Witches and Warlocks, Amazon Top 100 Teen Book of the Year 2012, Chasing Nikki, as well as her blockbuster series, Crush, and New Adult mega hit, Allure, and too many others books to list. She has always had a love of books and wanted to become a writer ever since reading her first Nancy Drew novel at the age of eight.

Lacey resides in the beautiful White Mountains of Arizona, with her wonderful husband and six children.

To follow Lacey on her various social medias, please visit her Official Website: http://www.laceyweatherfordbooks.com




Tuesday, June 23, 2015

COVER REVEAL: #Poser from Cambria Hebert

Title: #Poser (Hashtag Series #5) - not a standalone
Release Date: August 18, 2015
Genre: New adult college romance 

Synopsis:

Posers gonna pose

I am a man who had nothing, but found everything.

I’ll never go back to nothing ever again.

I vowed to protect her, and that’s exactly what I’m gonna do.

The pictures I stumbled upon haunt me still, the secret I shoulder is heavy.

They say secrets put distance between two people, but the truth is far more destructive than keeping it will ever be.

I won’t ever tell. She can’t ever know.

When I look in the mirror my reflection is of who I’m afraid I’ll become and not the man I am.

It makes me feel like a poser, no better than all the others pretending to be exactly who they aren’t.

How does a man keep it together when everything is unraveling right here in his hands?

I didn’t start any of this.

I never asked for it.

But it came knocking at my door.

When secrets and threats knock, I don’t hide.

I open the door.

Because the best way to take down a poser is to be one.


 



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AUTHOR BIO:
Cambria Hebert is a bestselling novelist of more than twenty books. 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.

Besides writing, Cambria loves a caramel latte, staying up late, sleeping in, and watching movies. She considers math human torture and has an irrational fear of chickens (yes, chickens). You can often find her running on the treadmill (she’d rather be eating a donut), painting her toenails (because she bites her fingernails), or walking her chorkie (the real boss of the house).

Cambria has written within the young adult and new adult genres, penning many paranormal and contemporary titles. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense. A few of her most recognized titles are: Text, Torch, Tryst, Masquerade, and Recalled.

Cambria Hebert owns and operates Cambria Hebert Books, LLC.

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Monday, June 1, 2015

SPOTLIGHT: Bree Pierce

I've decided to help some new authors get their name out into the book world.  It seems like it's getting harder every day for indie authors to get noticed, so I'm going to do my little part to help change that.  I hope you'll check out some of the new authors I will be spotlighting this year here on the blog and on my Facebook page.  And if you discover someone you love, why not think about doing a guest review right here on the blog?  I'd love to hear what you think and I know these authors would appreciate it too.

For the month of June, we're spotlighting Author Bree Pierce.


Who is looking for a new paranormal author to love?  I'll be honest, it has been a little while since I've read anything in the paranormal genre.  Maybe it's time for me to venture out and discover a new paranormal author.  Who's with me?

Bree Pierce is a southern belle who has loved to write since she was just a little girl, always dreaming ab out becoming an author. And her dreams came true when she released her first book, Balloons in the Yard (Twisted Destinies Book 1), in February.

She quickly followed that up with Venom (Twisted Destinies Book 2) in April, which she tells me can be read as a standalone.  And there is even a Venom Trailer ?  You can also get Venom at Smashwords or Kobo.


Later this month, Bree will be releasing Cain: The Immortal which is available now for pre-order at Amazon.

Cain, an immortal cursed to forever walk the earth, is now in modern times working a job at a video game store named Slayer. Trying to live as normal of a life as possible, he tells no one about his secret. Instead, he moves around after 10 or 15 years to ensure no one notices the fact that he doesn't age. After murdering his brother Abel, he was marked by a black scar on one side of his face along with the iris of his eye now being white instead of blue. For a long time people avoided and shunned him because of it, but now the darker side of New York has claimed him as its own. And when he meets the beautiful Christine, he can't help but compare how light she is to the darkness he holds within. But she has her secrets too and they will make more than enough trouble for Cain (who is now Kaine). Can he hold on for the wild ride she's about to bring him on?




Follow Bree on her Facebook page and her Amazon page.




Wednesday, May 20, 2015

RELEASE BLITZ: Blind Vows 2 - Honor

Banner Honor   2 Honor cover   Author Groupies

18+ for mature content.

This is a serial, releasing in ebook format only. Lucy's story will be released as three serials approx. 15k words each, releasing a month apart. A paperback/box set will release after part three.

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Honor: An experiment of marital proportions.

Will Lucy say 'I do'? After Lucy discovers that her groom is Heathcliff, her mortal enemy, her world is rocked. Will she look past the flaws of their relationship to find the love residing there? Heath is desperate to make Lucy his. His love for her runs deep and longer than any of us knew. Can he prove to her that he's worthy of her love, or will more secrets devastate them both once they're revealed? Find out what happens when the one person you thought hated you, turns out to be your match. Or is she?  

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Trust ~ April 22, 2015

Honor ~ May 20, 2015

Love ~ June 24, 2015

Trust, Honor, Love ~ July 22, 2015 (pb)

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I'm a stay-at-home mom with four young children and one extremely supportive husband. We've been married for over ten years and reside in Metro Detroit, Michigan.

I've dreamed of writing romance novels since I was little. After having baby #4, who may or may not have been fathered by Christian Grey, I decided it was time to pursue my dreams.

When I'm not running to various appointments, enjoying time with my friends and my family, dating my husband, or avoiding cleaning my house, I'm writing!

I love music and believe that books and music can't exist without the other. My goal is for you to read more than a good book, but for you to have an experience!

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www.jmwittbooks.com www.facebook.com/jmwittbooks “We’re all stories in the end; just make it a good one!”

Monday, May 18, 2015

#Selfie by Cambria Hebert

Book & Author Details:

Title: #Selfie
Series: Hashtag Series #4
This is not a standalone
Release date: May 18, 2015
Genre: New adult college romance
Author: Cambria Hebert
Format: Ebook and Paperback








































Synopsis:
It’s all about the #Selfie.
She was the one girl I never wanted.
Until I had her.
One night.
One mistake.
Something we both wanted to forget.
I got rid of the proof. The one piece of evidence that could remind us both.
At least, I thought I did.
When it shows up on the school Buzzfeed, rumors fly. Friendships are tested and the feels get real.
I don’t do relationships. I don’t open my heart.
Especially for a girl everyone knows I hate.
What happens during spring break, stays in spring break.
Until it follows you home.







Purchase:  Amazon or B&N


AUTHOR BIO:
Cambria Hebert is a bestselling novelist of more than twenty books. 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 resides in North Carolina with her children (human and furry) and her husband, who is a United States Marine.

Beside’s writing Cambria loves a caramel latte, staying up late, sleeping in and watching movies. She considers math human torture and has an irrational fear of chickens (yes, chickens). You can often find her running on the treadmill (she’d rather be eating a donut), painting her toenails (because she bites her fingernails), or walking her chorkie (because her dog runs her house).

Cambria has written within the young adult and new adult genres, penning many paranormal and contemporary titles. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense. A few of her most recognized titles are: Text, Torch, Tryst, Masquerade and Recalled.

You can find out more about Cambria and her titles by visiting her website: http://www.cambriahebert.com

Cambria Hebert owns and operates Cambria Hebert Books, LLC
You can contact her at: cambriahebert@rocketmail.com
Like her on Facebook: http://smarturl.co/CambriaHebertFanpage
Follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cambriahebert
Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/cambriahebert/pins/
GoodReads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5298677.Cambria_Hebert


Monday, May 11, 2015

COVER REVEAL: In Your Heart by Micalea Smeltzer




Title: In Your Heart
Series: Willow Creek #3
Author: Micalea Smeltzer
Cover Design: Regina Wamba (Mae I Design)
 Release Date: June 16, 2015


Synopsis


I thought I had found love. 
I thought I had found my forever. 
I’d never been more wrong in all my life.  

Sadie Westbrook’s seemingly perfect life comes to a screeching halt when she catches her fiancĂ© in bed with another woman. Suddenly, everything she believed in is tested and there’s only one person she can turn to—the guy who has been by her side ever since their best friend’s fell in love and became inseparable.

Ezra Collins—the bassist for the band Willow Creek—has only ever had one weakness, and her name is Sadie. When he receives a frantic call he rushes to her aid, helping to pick up the pieces of her crumbling life—even if that means letting Sadie live with him.

The close proximity tests the limits of their friendship and as the lines between friends and lovers blur they’ll have to decide if falling in love with your best friend is worth the risk of losing them.








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Excerpt

I looked up at the sky and the birds flying above us. “I feel like I don’t know who I am anymore. I spent two years with a guy that stripped me of my identity. I feel like all I have of myself is my store and the rest I’m left questioning. I tried so hard to please him, to make him happy, and in the end I made myself miserable. I was just so desperate for it to work out that I overlooked how toxic our relationship was. How stupid is that?”

“You’re human,” he replied. “We have this inane desire to belong to something that is greater than we are on our own. That desire is so strong that we can fool ourselves into believing things that aren’t true.”

“So, I’m not crazy?” I cracked a smile.

“Definitely not crazy.”

His smile was comforting and I reminded myself for the hundredth time that everything would be okay.

I rested my head on his shoulder and a moment later his head rested on top of mine.

A smile touched my lips.

I’d missed this—having someone that understood me completely, even when I didn’t know myself.







Author Bio


Micalea Smeltzer is a bestselling Young and New Adult author from Winchester, Virginia. She’s always working on her next book, and when she has spare time she loves to read and spend time with her family.




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Thursday, April 30, 2015

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Raven Williams

Raven Williams is a brand new author.  Her first book released in February and her second is set to release in June.  Reading the synopsis, it won't take you long to realize she's writing paranormal.  So if you're looking to discover your new favorite paranormal writer, Raven might just be the one.  



Elwyndyn, Realm Jumpers, Book 1
I am Elwyndyn of the Moon Elves clan and a Realm Jumper. My mission; travel to the other realms and observe. One day, my mission changed. Several hundred years after the Elves left Earth, humans started experiencing dreams of another time; another life. A life as an Elf. What does all this mean for the Elves? Does this mean good things for us, or will it lead to harm? And what of the humans experiencing the flashes of memory? Do we leave them to their own devices and hope for the best? Or do we help them?

Ayana is a human living on Earth. After her father died, she started having strange dreams. She never told anyone about them for fear they'd think she was crazy. So, she kept a journal of her dreams and spent her free time trying to decipher them. On the day her mother dies, she meets a stranger with unusual eyes, eyes very much like hers, and everything she thought she knew changed. Before she knows it, she is on a quest to delve into her past lives. Will she like where this quest takes her, or is she in over her head?

Buy Links:







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Also available in the iTunes store.


Elf-Witch, Realm Jumpers, Book 2, releasing June 21, 2015

A collision of worlds as destinies entwine.

After Earth's last great Ice Age, an ancient prophecy was spoken of a child born who would bring balance to Light and Dark and destroy the Dark Magic wielders.  Discovering this prophecy, a Dark Magic caster makes it his life's mission to ensure the prophecy remains unfulfilled.

At 35, Maia wonders if she'll ever fit into the human life she's living.  She's always felt different, something more.  As of late, she feels the magic beneath her skin aching to get out.  Add to that strange dreams and visions and she feels lost and maybe a little crazy.  When the Goddess speaks to her and tells her to call to her the one in her vision, she does, and everything in her life changes.

The Dragon-shifter Drago, never really getting along with his father, goes against his wishes and offers his assistance  in capturing the Dark Elves.  Along the way, he aides Elwyndyn in his duty to guard and contact the human having flashes of Elven memory.  What he did not expect was to have such intense feelings for her.  In his quest to understand his feelings, he learns news of his and his "father's" past that changes everything he ever knew about himself.

Raven can be stalked, oops, found at:

Website:
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Barbara S. Stewart

I think it's obvious that I love to read, and I know there are so many amazing authors out there.  So many wonderful stories yet to be told.  And so many authors trying to meet new readers.  So I'm going to start spotlighting some different authors here on the blog and hopefully, you'll find your new favorite.

First up is Barbara S. Stewart.

Barbara S. Stewart is a yankeebilly, born in Havre de Grace, MD, and raised in the central east coast area of Florida. She currently resides in Middleburg, FL with her husband, Gene.

Barbara has worked in the electronics industry, and most recently in healthcare. 

In 2009, she received The American Cancer Society’s HOPE Award for volunteerism.

She writes love stories from her heart that come to life from music. A song begins to paint a picture that becomes a love story. Barbara writes in a way that allows the reader to imagine the love. Readers tell her that they feel like they know the characters she brings to life.

She refers to her writing as ‘the sound-track of her life.’ Sprinkled through her stories are humor and sadness based on real life experiences shared with family and friends.

A reviewer on Amazon recently said, “This isn’t a romance, it’s a love story.” (readingmaven)

“As a writer, I hope you continue this journey, travel with me, see what song inspires me next, and I hope that you see more growth with each page you turn.”

She finds great enjoyment in reading. Her love of ready began with classics like Little Women, Christy, and the Nancy Drew books. “Books are an escape, a journey into new and different places.” Her favorite genre is romance. She loves to explore and support other authors who paint a picture through words that allow her to feel the story – like Adriana Trigiani, Maggi Myers, and Nora Roberts.

Barbara is working on a rewrite and edit of her first published work – Sweet Surrender.

You can reach Barbara by email bsswrites@yahoo.com 




twitter: @bsswrites


Barbara's books include:

The Rock n' Roll Trilogy



And her latest release:

Tate
This love story is a suggestive romance. The love scenes will not be graphic. 

Tate Morrow, a new on the scene, single, sandy-haired, blue-eyed, country singer is making his way up the country charts. His first single thrusts him into reluctant stardom, and the question becomes, 'who will win this cowboy's heart?' 

He meets Maisie Bolden, seamstress to some of Nashville's elite - a dark haired beauty, experiencing her own reluctance - and he knows the answer to the question. Emotional struggles keep Maisie from giving in, but Tate's charm and persistence finally steal her heart. 

Personal trials keep them in an unwanted spotlight, until finally, a story comes to light that places them firmly on a path to a future Tate Morrow never dreamed of. 

Take this ride with them and follow Tate's heart on his journey of a lifetime. 



If you've read any of Barbara's books and would be interested in doing a Guest Review here on the blog, please let me know.  

Happy Reading!  

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

GUEST REVIEW: Chasing Reese by Imy Santiago - Reviewed by Ginelle Blanch

Once again, Ginelle Blanch has stepped in to do a Guest Review here on the blog.  It sounds like this latest read is a real winner and I know I will be checking it our for sure!

Here is Ginelle's review:

**I won a signed copy of this book**

If I could give this book 10 stars, I would! I had never heard of this author before and, this is her very first book.

I am SO impressed with the writing, voice, and style of this book. You'd never know that this was a first book for the author. It's amazing, fast paced, and heartfelt.

The story is about living life, not simply existing in life. It's about picking up the pieces after tragedy occurs. It's about learning to love again. It's about friendship and hope.

While Catalina Pardo is a strong woman, she is also quite broken. Tragedy has taken much from her in life so, she's learned to guard the very heart of herself. Never letting herself feel, or truly live.

Stryder Martynus has had some unfortunate relationships that have caused him to hold back the very best parts of himself.

Jackson Reese...he lives life and he lives it LOUD. Upbeat and in your face, he's a no bull kind of guy but, even he has his demons. He and Stryder are best friends from way back. But, add Catalina into the mix and you have yourselves a dynamic "trifecta". They bring out the very best parts of each other. Strong friendships are formed and lasting, diamond hard, love comes to the surface.

I just cannot even begin to say how much I loved this book. So emotional, so fun and heartbreaking. Such a great read, truly. I will be thinking about this book for a while. I'm glad that I gave it a chance. Simply wonderful!



Get your copy today at Amazon or Barnes and Noble!  

Friday, April 24, 2015

Never Too Late by Micalea Smeltzer




Title: Never Too Late
Series: Willow Creek #2
Author: Micalea Smeltzer
 Release Date: April 21, 2015


Synopsis


I’d never met anyone quite like Mathias Wade.
 

He was brooding and arrogant, but I loved him anyway.

Together we were wild and uncontained—a hurricane raging.

Then I had to leave, and words were exchanged that could never be undone.

But now I was back, and Mathias better watch out, because this bitch wasn’t finished with him.


Game. Set. Match.

All is fair in love and war, right?



Mathias Wade, the lead singer of Willow Creek, is used to getting everything he wants. Except for Remy Parker—the one that got away. Childhood friends that grew into more, Remy was the one constant in his life until she moved away. In anger, he lashed out and broke the only girl he ever loved. With temptation around every corner Mathias drowns his sorrow in women and alcohol. When the band returns to their hometown for the holidays the last thing Mathias expects is to run into Remy—but she’s back, and she’s not done with him.

Remy never forgot Mathias or the pain he caused her. When she moves back to the place she grew up to take care of her ailing grandma her heart is set on revenge. She’s determined to make Mathias fall in love with her all over again—only this time she’s going to break his heart.

But Mathias never stopped loving Remy—and she soon discovers that her feelings haven’t disappeared either.

Can two people too stubborn for their own good overcome their own demons and find the love they always deserved?






Links to Buy

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Excerpt

I jumped up on the counter and he moved to stand in front of me, bracing his hands beside my hips. I kicked my legs against the cabinets like a little kid as he stared down at me intensely. I wasn’t sure what he was looking for in my eyes, but he must have found it, because he cupped my cheek and leaned in.
“This feels like when we were younger,” he whispered. “Like no time at all has passed.” His words echoed my previous thoughts.
I closed my eyes, feeling his breath fan across my lips.
God, I’d missed him.
It didn’t seem possible to miss someone I’d grown to hate, but I did.
I was pretty sure that when someone like Mathias came into your life they were impossible to forget.
He was like the sun, burning so bright that even once he was gone I was still blinded.
“Did you ever miss me?” I asked. “Even once?” I held my breath, waiting for him to explode—because that was Mathias. He could be nice one minute and an asshole the next. I wouldn’t put it past him to kick me out for my question.
Instead he surprised me by leaning in impossibly closer and nuzzling my neck. “Always.”







Author Bio


Micalea Smeltzer is a bestselling Young and New Adult author from Winchester, Virginia. She’s always working on her next book, and when she has spare time she loves to read and spend time with her family.




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