Monday, August 31, 2015

September is for Sequels Giveaway Hop

Love me some sequels!

Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored ancient secrets beneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin where a curse has marked Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen.

Sometimes life-ending.

Together they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their relationship. And now that Ethan's eyes have been opened to the darker side of Gatlin, there's no going back. Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town's tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems.

The series...

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Love Comes Home by Kristi Rose ~ Blog Tour & Giveaway

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 LOVE COMES HOME: A Collection of Second Chance Short Stories

by Kristi Rose | August 18, 2015

A collection of 5 sweet, heartwarming contemporary romances about forgiveness, second chances, and loving through difficult times. The perfect length books to satisfy your need to read when time is limited. Great for the carpool, waiting in line, running kids to practice, or lounging on the beach.

Book 1: Second Chances
Fourteen years ago Lorelei Parker fell in love with her best friend, Cole Williams, but instead of forever she ended up with a broken heart. Now, if they can put their past behind them, Lorelei and Cole may find a second chance.

Book 2: Once Again
Evie Barker works hard, takes care of her ailing mother, and finds pleasure in her simple life. The memory of a complicated childhood is all that remains of the old days—And good riddance.

Grady Duke blew out of town before the ink on his high school diploma was dry. A six year stint in the Marine Corps gave him a good dose of the real world. Returning home, sixteen years later, Ph.D in hand, the last person he expects to find next door is Evie.

Neither can escape the memory of one reckless summer together nor the wild attraction they still feel. But taking risks is not in Evie’s disposition. Even if Grady is the one man who can offer her the happiness she’s been missing. But he could also break her in an unimaginable way. Regardless, Grady must atone for the past and prove he’s worth a second chance.

Book 3: Reason to Stay
Shea Barker ran away on a greyhound ten years ago. Now a rising Nashville song-writer, determined to make it on her own, she’s set her eyes on everything but her past.

When her momma’s funeral forces her back to her hometown, she has no intention of staying longer than necessary. Until she meets Leo Marshall, the soft spoken journalist who sees her for who she wants to be, and suddenly a future she never expected opens up. Maybe her lyrics aren’t the only place where love is found.

Book 4: He’s the One
Having given up on the dream of a husband but refusing to give up the dream of a baby, Melinda Bane is putting her eggs into the sperm bank basket. When a fire puts her dreams on hold, she turns to her oldest friend Jared to help her through, like he always has.

Jared doesn’t mind running to help his brother’s ex-wife, Melinda, whenever she needs him. But while helping her repair her sunroom and learning of her hopes for a family, Jared has an idea of how he can fix even more than her home.

Book 5: Kiss me Again
Andee’s ten-year marriage has lost its spark. Whether it’s attending couples counseling or a BDSM dungeon, Andee will do whatever it takes to reignite the flame. But when all her measures fail and leave her frustrated, Andee wonders if anything will rekindle the fire she so desperately desires.

Love Comes Home: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Goodreads


Grand Prize: One signed ebook or paperback, 2 fun diner/kitchen signs (see images), and $25 gift card of choice (US or FPO/APO address only)
1st Prize: One digitally signed LOVE COMES HOME ebook, $15 gift card of choice  (international)
2nd Prize: One digitally signed LOVE COMES HOME ebook, and $10 gift card of choice (international)

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About Kristi Rose

Kristi Rose was raised in central Florida on boiled peanuts and iced tea. She’s been lucky enough to travel the world but now, a wife and mother, she's resigned to traveling to the grocery store. No matter where she is, she enjoys watching people and wondering about their story. That’s what Kristi likes to write. Stories about everyday people, the love that brings them together, and their journey getting there. Kristi is a member of RWA.

Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Goodreads

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Indulge yourself with modern fairytale romances for only 99¢ each.

Take home a sensual prince, a rugged rancher, or perhaps, a thrill-seeking tycoon… at this price you can afford to have all of your fantasies fulfilled.

Find them at your favorite ebook retailers including Amazon, Kobo, B&N, and at Entangled Publishing.

Don’t forget to join us for Entangled Movie Night on Thursday, September 3rd @ 6PST/9EST while we live tweet of one of our favorite romantic movies and give away more great prizes. Just follow the #EPMovieNight hashtag.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Stacking OUR Shelves ~ 8/30/15

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

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For Review...

eBook copies

paperback ARC

Thanks go to...

Alexandra Ivy & Carrie Ann Ryan
Scholastic Press

For Review...

Off Limits (Aces Hockey, #1.5)


Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1)

Thanks go to...

My lovely #OTSPSecretSister!


Worth It (Forbidden Men, #6)Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling, #1)

For my British Lit class...

Frankenstein (Norton Critical Editions)Sense and Sensibility

Grabbed for FREE...

Thief (The Scarab Beetle, #1)In Flight (Up in the Air, #1)First World (Walker Saga, #1)

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, August 29, 2015

Awake by Natasha Preston ~ Giveaway

Scarlett doesn’t remember anything before the age of five. Her parents say it’s from the trauma of seeing her house burn down, and she accepts the life they’ve created for her without question—until a car accident causes Scarlett to start remembering pieces of an unfamiliar past.

When a new guy moves into town, Scarlett feels an instant spark. But Noah knows the truth of Scarlett’s past, and he’s determined to shield her from it...because Scarlett grew up in a cult called Eternal Light, controlled by her biological parents.

And they want her back.


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Friday, August 28, 2015

If You Only Knew by Kristan Higgins ~ Giveaway

Sisterhood in all its drama, hilarity and tears is at the heart ofNew York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins's thoroughly captivating new novel, featuring the wit and romance that readers have come to expect from the much-loved creator of the Blue Heron series... 

Wedding-dress designer Jenny Tate understands the happily-ever-after business, yet somehow she's still involved in her ex-husband's life. In fact, Owen's new wife may—inexplicably—be Jenny's new best friend. Sensing this, well, relationship isn't helping her move on, Jenny trades the Manhattan skyline for her hometown up the Hudson, where she'll be able to bask in her sister Rachel's picture-perfect family life…and hopefully make one of her own. 

Her timing couldn't be more perfect, since Rachel will need her younger sister. Her idyllic marriage has just fallen to pieces in spectacular fashion after she discovers her husband sexting with one of his colleagues. Second chances aren't in Rachel's nature, but the desire for an intact family has her rethinking her stance on adultery, much to Jenny's surprise. Rachel points to their parents' "perfect" marriage as a shining example, but to protect her sister Jenny may have to tarnish that memory—and their relationship­—and reveal a secret about their family she's been keeping since childhood. 

During this summer of secrets and lies, temptation and revelation, Jenny and Rachel will rely on each other to find the humor in their personal catastrophes, the joy in their triumphs…and the strength to keep hanging on.


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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Blog Tour: Seduce (Succubus Kiss #1) by Jennifer Snyder ~ Review & Giveaway

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~ About the Book ~ 

Seduce (Succubus Kiss, #1)

Seduce (Succubus Kiss #1) by Jennifer Snyder

Source: Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Life isn’t so bad for succubus, Kenna Blake. True, she seems to be the only succubus with a conscience and a specific strategy for finding her male meals, but she has a cute new apartment, a budding graphic design business, and the most unique friends she’s ever had.

Her personal love life, however, is non-existent.

Until the legendary vampire Randal Vincent sweeps into her life. Even though he isn’t someone she set out to date, at least she can kiss him without killing him. But when you’re dating someone who’s the inspiration for Dracula, there are bound to be a few hiccups along the way…

~ Review ~ 

New Adult paranormal is a genre I'm pretty much always interested in. I read a lot of NA, but I don't feel like a huge percentage of that is paranormal, which is kind of weird since paranormal is like my spirit animal genre. So yeah, when I come across a New Adult paranormal story that looks good, I jump on board. Like I did with Seduce. I was especially drawn in by this one because it seemed so different from regular paranormals I read---the MC is a succubus! That's freaking cool. And throw in that legendary vampire, and heck to the yes I was so in for this story. Now that I've read Seduce, I can say that it was wonderfully unique, and I really liked it.

As I said, the MC, Kenna, is a succubus. Not only is she a succubus, but she's one who doesn't embrace it with everything she's got. She actually considers it a curse. And she holds herself to some high moral standards. In a way, that probably could have been annoying, but I actually respected her for this. She's a good person. She doesn't want the fact that she's a succubus to turn her into something she's not. Yes, the disdain she seems to feel toward her self could possibly become an issue later in the series, but in Seduce, her strong character was her biggest win for me. Other than that, I didn't really love her, but I didn't hate her either. So I guess I liked her. She was cool to read about.

That legendary vampire I was so excited about... well, in Seduce he wasn't anything super special. Seemed pretty run of the mill old-time vamp. However, he was not unlikable. I actually thought he was interesting. And he's getting even MORE interesting---to the point that I feel super confident his character will rise to shine more in the next book(s) in the series. He was very gentlemanly, which I totally enjoyed. I'd have to say my biggest issue with him isn't even really HIM at all; it's his ex, who needs to seriously go away. But I can't really hold that against him, therefore I won't. All in all, I liked Randal.

A couple other characters were Kenna's friends Sage and Dex. I wasn't so much a fan of Sage. She got on my nerves a bit, and her jealous streak did not warm me to her. Especially since she fell into it without talking to Kenna at all---she just instantly got mad at Kenna for something Kenna had no clue would be an issue. Still, Sage wasn't the worst ever or anything, and I do have hope she'll get better. As for Dex, I LOVED HIM. My favorite character in this book without a doubt. He's funny and nice and I'd totally be friends with him. I'm so glad he and Kenna became friends, and I'm loving seeing their friendship grow. Seriously, Dex freaking rocks.

On the writing front, I really enjoyed Jennifer Snyder's writing. I liked the humor, and I thought the world-building was both interesting and effective. This story has a different take on paranormal creatures that helped make this story unique. As for pacing, I must admit that the story could be quite slow. My personal READING of it was the exact opposite, but even as I flew through the book, I noticed how it kind of dragged a bit. There were a good amount of high points that made up for this, and the last chunk really picked things up. However, I also felt like a lot of the story was somewhat aimless. What was the point to it all? That became more clear later on, especially around the end, but I think the pacing issue can be considerably attributed to this.

All that said, I found Seduce to be incredibly entertaining. I loved learning about the world and meeting Dex. I liked getting to know Kenna as she narrated her story and seeing Randal as she got to know him. And I especially liked where the story was headed when I reached the end---meaning, I totally plan on picking up book 2.

If you're looking for a unique New Adult paranormal story that is definitely headed in an awesome direction, Seduce is a novel you should check out.

3 stars - A refreshingly unique NA paranormal, and a cool start to a series!

~ About the Author ~

Jennifer Snyder lives in North Carolina were she spends most of her time writing new adult and young adult fiction, reading, and struggling to stay on top of housework. She is a tea lover with an obsession for Post-it notes and smooth writing pens. Jennifer lives with her husband and two children, who endure listening to songs that spur inspiration on repeat and tolerate her love for all paranormal, teenage-targeted TV shows.

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