Monday, September 25, 2017

Show Me the Way by A.L. Jackson ~ Excerpt & Giveaway

Show Me the Way

The first stand-alone novel in A.L. Jackson's brand-new Fight for Me series...

Coming October 2nd


"This book is absolutely perfect.” - Corinne Michaels, New York Times Bestselling Author

The first sexy, captivating, stand-alone novel in the brand-new FIGHT FOR ME series from NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author A.L. Jackson . . .
Rex Gunner. As bitter as he is beautiful.
The owner of the largest construction company in Gingham Lakes has been burned one too many times. His wife leaving him to raise their daughter was the last blow this single dad could take. The only woman he’ll let into his heart is his little girl.
Rynna Dayne. As vulnerable as she is tempting.
She ran from Gingham Lakes when she was seventeen. She swore to herself she would never return. Then her grandmother passed away and left her the deed to the diner that she once loved.
When Rex meets his new neighbor, he knows he’s in trouble.
She’s gorgeous and sweet and everything he can’t trust.
Until she becomes the one thing he can’t resist.
One kiss sends them tumbling toward ecstasy.
But in a town this size, pasts are bound to collide. Caught in a web of lies, betrayal, and disloyalty, Rex must make a choice.
Will he hide behind his walls or will he take the chance . . .
© 2017 A.L. Jackson Books
Tension roiled between us. That tether pulled taut. Drawing us closer. I swallowed around it and reached for the latch. He was quick to open his door, jumping out and rounding to my side before I had time to step out of his massive truck. He helped me down, and his hand scorched where he aided me by holding on to my elbow.
“Let me walk you to the door. Last thing I need to be worried about is you here by yourself and some asshole taking advantage of you.”
He quirked this belly-flopping grin that pierced me like an arrow. “Unless of course that asshole is me.”
He barely angled his head to the side. There was something so endearing and self-deprecating about it. Everything about him right then was at odds with the surly, bear of a man I’d met weeks ago, the man exposing himself, layer by layer.
I lifted my chin, both in strength and vulnerability, tossing all the uncertainties and questions out into the open. “Should I be afraid?”
“Yeah, you should be.” His response was hard, but there was no missing the fact his irritation was aimed at himself. He set his palm on the small of my back, helping me through the gravel drive in my heels, an inch behind as we ascended the porch steps.
We crossed the planks. That tension wound higher with each step until we were nothing but needy pants at my door. Slowly, I turned around to face him.
His presence sent a ripple of energy vibrating across the floorboards, the overwhelming sight of him the owner of my breath.
He stood beneath the faint glow of the hurricane lamp that hung outside the door. A sculpture of sinewy muscle and raw strength, forged through years of obvious physical labor. Every inch of him was rugged, from those roughened, callused hands to the crinkles set deep at the edges of his eyes.
The man was a carving of pure, daunting beauty.
“What exactly am I supposed to be afraid of, Rex?” My brow twisted, and my voice quieted with the admission. “Because when I’m around you, the last thing I feel is afraid.”
“I fuck everything up, Rynna, and the only thing I’ve got to offer you is my mess. I can’t do this.”
Restraint rumbled in his chest, the sound so deep I felt it shake the ground beneath my feet.
I gently cupped one side of his rugged face. “I’m not afraid.”
It was a promise.
An appeal.
“You should be,” he grated. “Warned you, my shit doesn’t ever end well.”
“Maybe that’s a chance I’m willing to take.”
He groaned and he planted his hands high above my head. The man panted above me, torn, desperate, his nose just brushing mine. “God damn it, Rynna. God damn it.”
I felt the moment he broke. When the thread pulled too tight and this mesmerizing man snapped. His mouth descended on mine.
Overpowering.
Overwhelming.
Dizzying.
Lips and tongue and nips of teeth.
And those hands. They were on my face. My neck. My waist. Somehow, I managed to hold on to him and spin away as I fumbled with the lock. He pressed against my backside, his cock against my bottom, and his mouth leaving a trail of fire at the side of my neck. We stumbled into the darkness of my house, breaking apart as I turned to face him.
The only light trickled down from the lamp I’d left on upstairs.
Slowly, he clicked the door shut behind him. We stood there, two feet away from each other, staring.
Chests heaving.
Before we collided.
A tangle of tongues and bodies.
The man frantic, trying to touch me everywhere.
“What am I doing? Fuck, what am I doing?” he muttered incoherently, kissing me deeper. Madder. Wilder.
I pushed up on my toes and tore my mouth from his so I could kiss down the strong column of his throat. His head thudded back against the door, his entire body pressing against it as if he needed it to keep him standing.
He grated my name, and I kept kissing at his throat while I worked free the button on his jeans, hands shaking.
Every reservation spun out of control.
Out of reach.
It was only spurred further when the defined muscles of his abdomen jumped and twitched beneath my touch, when he mumbled, “You’re killing me, Rynna. Fucking killing me.”
Desire rippled from him in heady waves.
And I felt so brave and bold, my kisses brazen as I nipped at the hollow of his throat.
Before I could consider it—the ramifications and the repercussions and the distinct threat to my heart—I dropped to my knees.
I refused to think of anything but setting him free.
Hoping he’d find a little of that freedom in me.

Giveaway


A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.
Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, and BLEEDING STARS novels. Watch for A.L. Jackson’s upcoming novel, SHOW ME THE WAY, the first stand-alone novel in her brand-new FIGHT FOR ME SERIES.
If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.
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Cookiesaurus Rex by Amy Fellner Dominy & Nate Evans ~ Cookie Playlist







As soon as Cookiesaurus Rex comes out of the oven, he declares that he is King of All Cookies. He should be frosted before all of the standard-shaped cookies, in a nice bright green. But the other cookies are getting sprinkles, or shiny stars, or even gumdrops . . . WAIT ONE STINKIN' STOMPIN' MINUTE! Cookiesaurus wants a do-over. Problem is, he might not end up with the kind of "do" he wants. Readers will love the funny back-and-forth between this cheeky cookie and the hand that frosts him. See who gets his licks in at the end!





Cookiesaurus Rex Playlist Author Guest Post
By Amy Fellner Dominy & Nate Evans


When you’re talking about a dinosaur cookie, frosting comes to mind.

But music?

You wouldn’t think a cookie would inspire a song list, but Cookiesaurus Rex isn’t your average doughboy. He’s the King of All Cookies and to be honest, he’s just a little bit full of himself. He would love everyone to sing his praises.

Here’s a Cookie Playlist we think Cookiesaurus would approve of:

First on his list would be a song about his favorite topic. Cookiesaurus is not concerned with hunting, erupting volcanoes, meteors, or extinction. He cares about one thing:

I Wanna Talk About Me



Next, Cookie would want a song that reflects his sense of style. He’s a dashing dresser with an extensive wardrobe of decorations. He likes looking his best and can often be heard singing this song to himself while preening in front of the mirror:  

I'm Too Sexy


He’s not the only cookie on the baking sheet. (Though he would tell you he’s the only cookie that matters.) He takes pride in looking better than all the others.  And just like a rap star, Cookie would defend his look and his title of King of All Cookies:

Can't Touch This





Yes, this is our Cookie. He is the center of the world. The glow of the galaxy. The brightest star in the cookie universe. He brings the stellar to interstellar. It’s no wonder he thinks everything is about him—even this blog.

You're So Vain





Finally, for Nate and I who spent a lot of hours laughing ourselves to tears at the local Starbucks as we wrote his stories, we have a different sort of song when we think of Cookiesaurus. One that brings us back to the original dream Nate had about a dinosaur cookie. One that reminds us of the afternoons when Cookie was shaped and molded into the character he is today. 

Pure Imagination





Whatever songs Cookiesurus brings to mind, we hope you have as much fun reading our book as we had writing it.



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About the authors


Amy Fellner Dominy is an advertising copywriter turned playwright turned novelist. Her books for teens and tweens include DIE FOR YOU; A MATTER OF HEART; AUDITION & SUBTRACTION; and OyMG, a Sydney Taylor Notable Book.
Amy's first picture book, COOKIESAURUS REX, co-written by Nate Evans, is coming from Disney this September. It's going to be sweet! :)

Amy lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her hubby and two children who come home for school breaks and free meals.




Nate Evans wanted to be a secret agent, a firefighter, or a magician when he was a kid. But he also loved to read and write, and he grew up to be the author of more than thirty-five children’s books, including the New York Times bestsellers Ponyella and The Jellybeans and the Big Dance, both cowritten with Laura Numeroff, and the series Humpty Dumpty Jr.: Hardboiled Detective, an IndieBound “Inspired Recommendation for Kids.” He also illustrated Laura Numeroff”s 10-Step Guide to Living with Your Monster, among others. You can visit him online at www.nateevans.com.





About the Illustrator

A. G. Ford is the illustrator of the New York Times bestseller BARACK by Jonah Winter and MICHELLE by Deborah Hopkinson. He also contributed to OUR CHILDREN CAN SOAR: A CELEBRATION OF ROSA, BARACK, AND THE PIONEERS OF CHANGE by Michelle Cook. He lives in The Colony, Texas.

Tangled Up In Tinsel by Candis Terry ~ Now Available





Meet the Kincade brothers: they’ll go to any lengths to protect their legacy—but what happens when love gets in the way…?
As if the holidays weren’t stressful enough, Parker Kincade has a restaurant to open. The fact that his Groomzilla brother wants the place for his perfect Christmas wedding doesn’t help. Then there’s the stunning woman who appoints herself his new chef before he’s ready to hire one. But one look at Gabriella Montani has Parker reassessing needs vs. wants. And that’s before he tastes what she has to offer…
Gabriella doesn’t need to get tangled up with a sexy man. What she needs is a job and a chance to prove herself. A place in Parker’s kitchen could give her the opportunity she’s been waiting for. The heat between them is sizzling, but a place in his bed could be downright dangerous. Neither Christmas nor men have ever lived up to her expectations, but Parker has soulmate written all over him. Should Gabi let herself be swept up in his holiday magic, or will it disappear before Christmas Day?

About the Book

Tangled Up In Tinsel
by Candis Terry

Series
Sunshine Creek Vineyard #3

Genre
Adult
Contemporary Romance

Publisher
Avon Books

Publication Date

September 26, 2017

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About Candis Terry

Candis Terry was born and raised near the sunny beaches of Southern California and now makes her home on an Idaho farm. She’s experienced life in such diverse ways as working in a Hollywood recording studio to chasing down wayward steers. Only one thing has remained the same: her passion for writing stories about relationships, the push and pull in the search for love, and the security one finds in their own happily ever after.

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Stacking OUR Shelves ~ 9/24/17


Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.  Make sure to checkout her post with links to all the other participates.

Click covers for Goodreads links



For Review...








For Review Consideration... 






Thanks go to...

Forever
Avon Impulse
Harlequin Romantic Suspense
Swerve (St. Martin's Press)
Graydon House
Harlequin Books

Bought audio...


Yes, I've become obsessed with this series!








Won...


Royal Bastards (Royal Bastards, #1)



Thanks goes to...


Andrew Shvarts



Bought...


Jane, UnlimitedBefore She Ignites (Fallen Isles Trilogy #1)Roadie (Rock-Hard Beautiful, #2)Moxie (Rock-Hard Beautiful, #3)



Borrowed on KindleUnlimited...


The Space Merchants of Arachne (The Space Merchants, #2)The Parvac Emperor's Daughter (The Space Merchants, #3)


That's what we added to our shelves this week! What do you think? What did you add to your stacks? Leave us a comment and link us up!


Saturday, September 23, 2017

A Stuck in Books Giveaway ~ The Secret Circle by L.J. Smith


Since we are officially in FALL, Jess wants to giveaway a set of her favorite fall-ish series (as in, a majority of the entire series takes place in fall...so that counts, right?) -- The Secret Circle! Check out these amazing books below and enter to win the trilogy!



The Initiation / The Captive Part I (The Secret Circle, #1-2)

THE CIRCLE'S POWER HAS LURED HER HOME...

Forced to move from sunny California to gloomy New England, Cassie longs for her old life. Even so, she feels a strange kinship to a terrifying group of teens who seem to rule her school. Initiated into the coven of witched that's controlled New Salem for hundreds of years, she's drawn into the Secret Circle, a thrill that's both intoxicating and deadly. But when she falls for the mysterious and intriguing Adam, Cassie must choose whether to resist temptation or risk dark forces to get what she wants - even if it means that one wrong move could ultimately destroy her.




The Captive Part II / The Power (The Secret Circle, #2-3)

Caught in the struggle between good and evil . . .

Cassie has joined the most alluring—and deadly—in-crowd imaginable. But power comes with a price, and it's more dangerous than she knows. Torn between the dueling desires of the two leaders of the Secret Grcle, she must ultimately choose between saving all of New Salem, and her own dangerous love for the bewitching Adam, which threatens to tear the circle apart. In the ultimate battle between good and evil, will Cassie's supernatural powers be strong enough to lead the coven out of danger? Or will she foil prey to the dark forces within?

. . . will she sacrifice her love for the circle to survive?




- Winner will receive editions pictured (omnibus editions of The Secret Circle)
- US only