Thursday, July 24, 2014

Cover Reveal ~ Burying Water by K.A. Tucker

We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the cover reveal for K.A. Tucker's BURYING WATER! BURYING WATER is a New Adult Romantic Suspense novel scheduled for release October 7th! This book will blow you away. Get. Ready. 

Burying Water

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  About BURYING WATER: The top-selling, beloved indie author of Ten Tiny Breaths returns with a new romance about a young woman who loses her memory—and the man who knows that the only way to protect her is to stay away. Left for dead in the fields of rural Oregon, a young woman defies all odds and survives—but she awakens with no idea who she is, or what happened to her. Refusing to answer to “Jane Doe” for another day, the woman renames herself “Water” for the tiny, hidden marking on her body—the only clue to her past. Taken in by old Ginny Fitzgerald, a crotchety but kind lady living on a nearby horse farm, Water slowly begins building a new life. But as she attempts to piece together the fleeting slivers of her memory, more questions emerge: Who is the next-door neighbor, quietly toiling under the hood of his Barracuda? Why won’t Ginny let him step foot on her property? And why does Water feel she recognizes him? Twenty-four-year-old Jesse Welles doesn’t know how long it will be before Water gets her memory back. For her sake, Jesse hopes the answer is never. He knows that she’ll stay so much safer—and happier—that way. And that’s why, as hard as it is, he needs to keep his distance. Because getting too close could flood her with realities better left buried. The trouble is, water always seems to find its way to the surface.

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  In Her Wake cover (1)
You can read Chapters 1-4 of BURYING WATER in the back of IN HER WAKE, the Ten Tiny Breaths prequel novella from Trent's POV! IN HER WAKE is out September 1st. Pre-order your copy today!

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Author Photo  About K.A. Tucker: Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She is a voracious reader and the farthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit. Kathleen currently resides in a quaint small town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.      

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Swoon Thursday ~ 7/24/14 & Review



The fabulous girls over at YA Bound created this super HOT meme.  Here's how it works.

From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering.

Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag #YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the adorable button above and share it on your blog! I want to know & so do the chicks at YABound!

Source:  Picked this one up when it was free

Triple Play: An Unrated! Prequel by Leslie Kelly

Introducing Unrated!, the hottest—and naughtiest—new miniseries from Blaze! Sneak a playful peek with this sexy prequel novella from New York Times bestselling author Leslie Kelly…
When she was eighteen, Emily Crowder was naughty for the first time in her life. She slipped naked into Rand McConnell’s bed, experienced her first (and best) orgasm...and lost her heart. Then Rand disappeared without a word.
Seven years later, Rand strides back into her life, now a famous ballplayer, every woman’s lust-filled fantasy--and a guest at Emily’s hotel. He says he wants to explain...and he wants to finish what they started. Emily's Good Girl side reminds her of the pain she felt when Rand left the last time. But Emily has played the Good Girl for far too long. Perhaps it's time she let her Very, Very Naughty side take over again. Only this time, Rand is going to play by her rules…
Don't miss out on even more steamy Unrated! books from Harlequin Blaze!

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20221862-triple-play

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F12H6Y0http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/triple-play-leslie-kelly/1116863087?ean=9781459255487

 

Swoon...


Cupping her chin in his hand, he tilted her head back and brushed his mouth against hers.  They melted together, holding on tight, kissing again, revealing even more than their words just had. (Kindle location 1084)


Review...


Sometimes a novella can deliver a complete story and sometimes it feels rushed.  Luckily, this one was that complete story and I was really glad.

The relationship, friendship and attraction had all happened seven years ago when eighteen year-old Emily threw caution to the wind and climbed in bed with her brothers best friend Rand.  That experience stayed with Rand even though they didn't finish what they started.  Emily hasn't left his mind, even as he moved on to a major league career.  Now he's ready to finish.

Emily can't understand why he never returned her messages after that eventful night and has no desire to see him again.  It's clear the chemistry is still there but her heart barely survived the last trip to Rand's bed.  But Rand has plans and reasons for his actions - she's gonna struggle to say no.

A little heavy on the baseball cliques, this one was none-the-less sexy and satisfying.   It's a book you can read before bed and be content.

If you like those sexy-hot novellas that actually have a complete story buried in the pages, then this one is the next one to pick up.

About the Author...

New York Times Bestselling author, Leslie Kelly writes sexy romances and dark romantic thrillers. A four-time RWA RITA Award nominee, eleven-time Romantic Times Award nominee and 2006 RT Award winner, Leslie has become known for her delightful characters, sparkling dialogue, and outrageous humor in her romances, and for the dark grittiness of her thrillers. Since the publication of her first book in 1999, Leslie has gone on to pen more than forty sassy, sexy romances for Harlequin Temptation, Blaze, and HQN.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Ready To Wed by Cindi Madsen ~ Review

Source:  Received eBook copy in exchange for  a fair and honest review

Ready to Wed by Cindi Madsen

Dakota Halifax loves to be in love. In fact, as one of Las Vegas’s premier wedding planners, she’s built a whole career around romance. Which is why her own wedding has to be nothing short of perfect. And then her fiancĂ© jilts her. While she’s waiting in her wedding dress. On a cruise ship already out at sea.Once back on dry land, Dakota tries to pour her heart into her business and weekly wedding advice column, Get Ready to Wed. But how can the heartbroken celebrate others’ true love? When she reconnects with her childhood best friend, surprisingly sexy and all-grown-up casino bouncer Brendan West, Dakota wonders if maybe she can fall back in love with being in love.

But then her ex reappears, begging for another chance, and suddenly Dakota questions if she’ll ever understand love. Can someone once-burned and twice-shy ever find her way down the aisle again?


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18594408-ready-to-wed

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/162266258Xhttp://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ready-to-wed-cindi-madsen/1117011673



Review...

Dakota was left standing on the beach in her wedding dress by the guy she thought loved her.  What could be a worse fate for a wedding planner?  In this cute and fun story, Dakota deals with the fallout.  She's devastated, yes, but where is her sweet dog, Cupid, going to live and how will the brides she plans wedding for react?  And why did Grant do this?  It's a lot to take in for poor Dakota but then her best friend, Brendan, shows up again after years apart and things start to get interesting.

As I expected from a Cindi Madsen book, this one was very character driven.  Grant had me seeing red.  I get his cold feet and the reasons behind it but he handled it so badly.  I wanted to throw him off the boat and cheered at the thought of Dakota taking him out with the ice bucket.

It took me a while to feel things about Brendan.  I was grateful he showed up and that he wasn't going to just wait for Dakota to get back to him when her life was back together.  I loved that he wanted Cupid to stay with him.  He had a protective, caring nature that I loved.  But really, it was when Dakota and Brendan were together that I learned to love him.

What's fun about this story is the smiling.  From Dakota's no nonsense friend Jillian to Dakota's snarky charm, there was lots to smile about.  Dakota handles her pain with a healthy dose of humor and goal setting.  Her OCD organization trying to mix with Brendan's laid back decorating methods, it was fun.

This is the kind of story that warms your heart and helps you believe in happy.  If that's the kind of sweet romance that you enjoy, don't miss this one.

Giveaway...

Entangled still has the giveaway going on for the release of this book.


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About the Author...


Cindi Madsen sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children. She is the YA author of DEMONS OF THE SUN & ALL THE BROKEN PIECES, and the adult author of FALLING FOR HER FIANCE, ACT LIKE YOU LOVE ME and CINDERELLA SCREWED ME OVER.

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Cover Reveals!


HARD KNOX

A New Series by NYT Bestselling Author Nicole Williams




The Outsider Chronicles, #1

New Adult/Adult Contemporary

Releasing August 12, 2014

Cover designed by Okay Creations

Knox Jagger. The name inspires resent in every male at Sinclair University, want in every female, and contempt in Charlie Chase.

Charlie can be summed up in three words: independent, independent, and independent. To Charlie, Knox epitomizes everything that’s wrong with college males: prolific one-night stands, drunken senseless fights, and a body that hints at prioritizing gym time over study time.

As an up-and-coming writer for Sinclair University’s newspaper, Charlie’s tasked with getting to the bottom of who’s been dropping little white pills into girls’ drinks at parties. In an ocean of All-American boys sporting polo shirts and innocent smiles, Knox is the obvious suspect. As evidence piles up against the bad boy of Sinclair, Charlie becomes more and more certain it isn’t Knox. But when her drink is dosed at a party and she wakes up on Knox’s couch the next morning, Charlie’s left with more questions than answers when it comes to Knox Jagger.

How can Charlie ever hope to uncover the truth behind a guy so closed off he’s become . . .

Hard Knox.




About the Author

I’m the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the CRASH series (HarperTeen, S&S UK), LOST & FOUND series, UP IN FLAMES (S&S UK), The EDEN TRILOGY, and a handful of others. I write stories about everyday kinds of people who find themselves in extraordinary kinds of situations. I tell love stories with happy endings because I believe in making the world a better place, and that’s one tiny way I can make it so. I’m one of those people who still believe in true love and soul mates, and would rather keep my head in the clouds any day over having my feet firmly on the ground.



The author is offering (1) print copy of HARD KNOX! 
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Rival Love
Release Date: 08/26/14
Swoon Romance






Summary from Goodreads:
Skylar Fletcher is a proud Harris Academy Bulldog! She has everything she’s ever wanted: a perfect boyfriend, great friends, and her dream college waiting for her in the fall. But nothing lasts forever. Skylar's world shatters when her mom decides it is time to move and drags Skylar, kicking and screaming, into Bobcat territory.

At Delmont High School, home of the Bobcats, Skylar has no friends and is often bullied. To make matters worse, her home life sucks thanks to all-star quarterback Caleb Morgan, nephew of her mom's live-in boyfriend.

At first Skylar and Caleb want nothing to do with one another. But they soon discover they're not that different after all--and each is harboring a secret attraction to the other. But can a Bulldog and a Bobcat ever really be more than friends? And are Skylar and Caleb willing to risk everything to find out? Rival Love is a debut young adult contemporary romance from Natalie Decker.


About the Author
Natalie Decker is the Author of Rival Love. She loves oceans, sunsets, sand between her toes, and carefree days. Her imagination is always going, which some find odd. But she believes in seeing the world in a different light at all times. Her first passion for writing started at age twelve when she had to write a poem for English class. However, seventh grade wasn’t her favorite time and books were her source of comfort. She took all college prep classes in High school, and attended the University of Akron. Although she studied Mathematics she never lost her passion for writing or her comfort in books. She’s a mean cook in the kitchen, loves her family and friends and her awesome dog infinity times infinity. If she’s not writing, reading, traveling, hanging out with her family and friends, then she’s off having an adventure. Because Natalie believes in a saying: Your life is your own journey, so make it amazing!


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#CuddlesByVal ~ 7/23/14



This is my version of Waiting on Wednesday but with more cuddles, books I can't wait to cuddle for various reasons.

What am I waiting on this week?  THIS!


His Reverie by Monica Murphy

I knew from the moment I first saw her she was the one. The only girl I could ever want.

The only girl I could ever love.

She is light.

I am darkness.

She is innocent.

I’ve done too much.

She is good.

I am bad.

She is my every dream.

I should be her every nightmare.

We come from different worlds. She’s…perfect. And I’m…

Not.

Somehow she wants me anyway. So we’ll grasp at what we can. We’re going to make this summer count. She’s my secret. And I’m hers.

The problem with secrets is they never last for long. And when others discover we’re together, they’ll do whatever it takes to keep us apart. All I know is: I won’t let them.

Because Reverie Hale? She’s mine.
 
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21825918-his-reverie?from_search=true

http://www.amazon.com/His-Reverie-Monica-Murphy-ebook/dp/B00LUDA6BE

Why am I waiting?  I have loved so many of the books from this author and I'm excited for more.

What about you?  What are you waiting on?  Leave me a comment. 
 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Teaser Tuesday ~ 7/22/14

This is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.


To participate you:
* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!
(Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


Sheikh's Scandal (The Chatsfield, #1) by Lucy Monroe

Sheikh Sayed of Zeena Sarha and his harem of beautiful women are staying at the exclusive, opulent Chatsfield Hotel, London, for the last stop on his worldwide tour before his wedding. But when his engagement is unceremoniously broken, Sayed sets his sights on his sexy chambermaid!

Liyah Amari only took the position as chambermaid to find the truth about her birth father. But her search ends in heartache, leaving Liyah vulnerable to this powerful sheikh's desires. Now their one night of passion could result in a scandalous consequence for the proud Sheikh!
Welcome to The Chatsfield, London!


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19819007-sheikh-s-scandal

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GPDSU30http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sheikhs-scandal-lucy-monroe/1117445524?ean=9780373132393



Teasers...


The words were dismissive, his tone arrogant, even cold, but the look in his eyes weren't.  She'd never heard of brown fire before, but it was there in his gaze right now.
Hot enough to burn the air right from her lungs. (Page 24)

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It was amazing and sent more sparks of unfamiliar need along her nerve endings.  She wanted so much more than just a simple kiss.  Not that this kiss felt simple.  Decadent, delicious and completely addictive--his lips were lethal to her restraint. (Page 64)


Review...


I'm in the mood for these quick reads, under 200 pages, like this one.  Some yummy romance thrown in with a little scandal, lots of money, and the Crowned Prince of a middle Eastern country and I'm a happy reader.

Read this in an afternoon and I love doing that.  It speaks to not only a nicely wrapped up story but the fact that I was enjoying so much I didn't want to put it down.  Something else I've discovered that I really enjoy lately is the themed series written by different authors.  This is book one of a series all centering around a hotel chain, The Chatsfield, but by different authors.  That has my interest.  Indeed, I have downloaded the prequel.  It's FREE right now and involves one of my favorite themes, pretending.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21858796-engaged-at-the-chatsfield


I loved the characters in this book.  Sayed is royal and yet he falls very hard to his emotions for the beautiful Aaliyah.  Though some accuse her of less then honorable intentions, Liyah is respectable and kind.  I liked them both very much.  I especially liked how they had a hard time keeping their hands off each other. 

This one is totally outside of my world but that's what I really enjoyed about it.  It's a total escape.  If that's the kind of romance you enjoy, then this one is really good.


Giveaway...


Giving away my review copy that I picked up at BEA.
International

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About the Author...


Award winning author Lucy Monroe had her first book published in September 2003. Since then she has sold more than 50 books to four publishers and hit national bestsellers lists in the US and England. She writes sexy category romance for Harlequin Presents including her own ongoing mini-series, The Royal Brides. If you prefer a longer book, but want to keep it steamy, try her Mercenary trilogy or Goddard Project series from Kensington Brava. If you're a historical fan, Lucy's written a sensual trilogy for Berkley as well as her Children of the Moon series, sexy shape shifters in Medieval Scotland. She's also published a historical single title with Samhain as well as two Inspirational romances under the pseudonym LC Monroe. Lucy just plain loves romance! She's a passionate devotee to the genre and keeps a vibrant blog (http://lucymonroeblog.blogspot.com) where she chats with readers, authors and industry professionals - as well as a celebrity guest blogger here and there. Her highly charged, sensual stories touch on the realities of life while giving the reader a fantasy story not easily forgotten. Whatever the type of romance, Lucy's books transport her readers to a special place where the heart rules and love conquers all.