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.

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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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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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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Review: Nova and Quinton: No Regrets by Jessica Sorensen

Nova and Quinton: No Regrets      
By: Jessica Sorensen
Release Date: April 15, 2014
Series: Nova #3

Description:
Today is the first day of Quinton Carter's new life. The toxic guilt of his past left him in pieces-but one girl unexpectedly put him back together. Thanks to Nova Reed, Quinton can finally see the world with clear eyes. She's the reason his heart is still kicking behind the jagged scar on his chest. And he would love to have her in his arms every minute of the day . . . but he's not ready yet.

Playing drums in a band and living with her best friends are just some of the highlights of Nova's life. But the best new development? Talking to Quinton on the phone each night. She wishes she could touch him, kiss him, though she knows he needs time to heal. Yet shocking news is on the way-a reminder of life's dark side-and Nova will need Quinton like he once needed her. Is he strong enough to take the final leap out of his broken past . . . and into Nova's heart?


Review:

Jessica Sorensen always knows just how to capture the angst and problems that happen throughout young adults and people alike, this continuation of Nova and Quinton’s story, or should I say finalization of their story is quite endearing, sweet and thought provoking just like the previous two in this series. 

We are back with Quinton who is finally getting out of rehab and trying to put his life back together and Nova is trying to get on with hers but she can’t help the fact that she misses Quinton.  These two both needed saving at different times but with each other’s help and strength they were able to give that to one another.  Even though Quinton doesn’t believe he deserves someone as good as Nova they belong together and it’s evident with all the text messages they share together.

There is something special about true love that will get you each time and these two definitely shared that strong connection, maybe it was the events in their lives but whatever it is it made them stronger, together.  I do however feel bad for Tristen because he’s just in the background feeling as worthless as ever, that’s why I can’t wait to read the next book which is all about him. He’s a lost soul that also needs some saving, but not even the ever savior complex of Nova can save him, he needs something more. 

It was good to see these characters grow into a better life for one another and I can’t wait to catch glimpses of them in the next book.  They now both have a purpose and a meaning and a strong relationship to look forward to.  I believe Jessica Sorensen has a way of not glamorizing the nitty gritty parts of life but showing how you can overcome your past demons.  I have loved all her stories and this series is no less than the others.  Drugs are a hard thing to get over, but when you do there really is a brighter side around the corner.

The cover was great.  The story was amazing and really came full circle.  This is another must read series by this author.  She should really get into some TV series, maybe bring all the characters together, and talk about some major drama!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Cover Reveal: ALL BROKE DOWN by Cora Carmack


We are so excited to get to share the cover for Cora Carmack's ALL BROKE DOWN today! A New Adult Contemporary Romance, and published by William Morrow-an imprint of HarperCollins, this is the second book in her Rusk University Series, and it is set to be released on October 28, 2014! But you can pre-order it NOW! Check out what it's about and then fall in love with this gorgeous cover!

 
ABOUT ALL BROKE DOWN:

In this second book in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cora Carmack’s New Adult, Texas-set Rusk University series, which began with All Lined Up, a young woman discovers that you can’t only fight for what you believe in . . . sometimes you have to fight for what you love
Dylan fights for lost causes. Probably because she used to be one.
Environmental issues, civil rights, corrupt corporations, and politicians—you name it, she’s probably been involved in a protest. When her latest cause lands her in jail overnight, she meets Silas Moore. He’s in for a different kind of fighting. And though he’s arrogant and infuriating, she can’t help being fascinated with him. Yet another lost cause.
Football and trouble are the only things that have ever come naturally to Silas. And it’s trouble that lands him in a cell next to do-gooder Dylan. He’s met girls like her before—fixers, he calls them, desperate to heal the damage and make him into their ideal boyfriend. But he doesn’t think he’s broken, and he definitely doesn’t need a girlfriend trying to change him. Until, that is, his anger issues and rash decisions threaten the only thing he really cares about, his spot on the Rusk University football team. Dylan might just be the perfect girl to help.
Because Silas Moore needs some fixing after all.

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Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She's done a multitude of things in her life-- boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Review: Wild Things By Chloe Neill

Wild Things
By: Chloe Neill
Release Date: February 4, 2014
Series: Chicagoland Vampires #9

Description:
Since Merit was turned into a vampire, and the protector of Chicago’s Cadogan House, it’s been a wild ride. She and Master vampire Ethan Sullivan have helped make Cadogan’s vampires the strongest in North America, and forged ties with paranormal folk of all breeds and creeds, living or dead…or both.

But now those alliances are about to be tested. A strange and twisted magic has ripped through the North American Central Pack, and Merit’s closest friends are caught in the crosshairs. Gabriel Keene, the Pack Apex, looks to Merit and Ethan for help. But who—or what—could possibly be powerful enough to out-magic a shifter?

Merit is about to go toe to toe, and cold steel to cold heart, to find out.


Review:


I've missed Merit and Ethan, the two of them is hypnotizing or is it glamorizing?  Either way, I have missed them and their adventures because let's face it there always seems to be trouble following them and Wild Things is no exception.  Chloe Neill has yet again sucked me into this Chicago world of Sups and Magic and has left me wanting more. 

Too much has gone on in this book with a new mystery, old characters resurfacing and great characters still being their funny selves and let us not forget all the new characters that have been introduced in this book.  While trying to escape a lunatic mayor who is out to get Ethan, they run to the Shifters and there a new magic has been brought to light.  This new mysterious magic is only the tip of the iceberg as there are so many things going on that this experience brings them to new knowledge that this may have been going on for longer than they realized.  It’s all very interesting, and hey carnies are involved, are they sups too?  Only reading the book will help you to find out.

In other news though, the friendships of all the characters are stronger than ever, alliances are stronger than ever and the relationship between Merit and Ethan is just unbreakable.  She finally comes clean about her prophecies (if you’ve read the other books you know what I’m talking about) and just the interaction between the two when this happens is just amazing and heartwarming.  I love seeing characters in love and when they experience joy I feel joy for them, and there was something there that made me feel extra special joy.  That was a really great scene in the book that’s for sure.

So the carnival and the mayor are the major issues in this book and the whole carnival aspect was super intriguing so it’s definitely a must read.  And another mayor with a hard on for destroying sups, enough is enough already can’t we all just get along.  This was another great addition to the series and keeps it continuously going on with an additional mystery thrown in.  Chloe has a way with keeping us at the edge of our seat wondering what is going to happen next, which is going to creep around the corner and try and attack you.  This would be a great series on television. 

The cover is wonderful, although I wouldn’t have minded a carnie cover that might have been fun as that was the focus in this book amongst other things.  This was another great addition to the book and I can’t wait to see what happens next.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Review: On the Fence by Kasie West

On the Fence
By: Kasie West
Release Date: July 1, 2014

Description:
Charlie Reynolds can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows. But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn't know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at a chichi boutique to pay off a speeding ticket, she finds herself in a strange new world. To cope with the stress of her new reality, Charlie takes to spending nights chatting with her neighbor Braden through the fence between their yards. As she grows to depend on their nightly Fence Chats, she realizes she's got a bigger problem than speeding tickets-she's falling for Braden. She knows what it means to go for the win, but if spilling her secret means losing him for good, the stakes just got too high.

Fun, original, and endearing, On the Fence is a romantic comedy about finding yourself and finding love where you least expect.

Review:

This was a super fun, quick, happy read that is perfect for the summer and some good hearted light reading.  The author did a really great job of depicting the struggle of the main character to become her own person while being surrounded by men and just beginning to learn what it’s like to be a woman.  It’s very much a coming of age story and it was a great story at that.  I wish I had a neighbor like Braden, that’s all I’m saying!

We meet Charlie who is constantly surrounded by her three brothers and her neighbor, oh and her cop father too.  She doesn’t have much interaction with girls, so when she ends up having to gt a job and working at a clothing store she starts to realize maybe she was missing some things in her life, which makes her start to think of her mother that much more.  It’s that motherly advice that Charlie needs when she starts feeling things for the Braden, even the slightest touch and her stomach is turned upside down.  There were definitely a lot of swoon worthy parts in this book and parts that made you take that deep sigh and just dream about having your own hot neighbor.  Anyway it was just all so well written and represented all the girl things you have to go through while growing up and how hard it is to actually find yourself, the real you without being influenced by everyone around you.

Overall this story was amazing, it had too many good parts to mention and I’m so happy I picked it up.  The cover is absolutely as adorable as the book and the characters.  Even the father holds a small piece of me now; I’m telling you I want to be an honorary member of this family.  It’s good to do things together, and even though ti’s good to protect people from getting hurt you just can’t protect them from everything.  Sometimes you have to put it all out there so that you can learn from your past. 

I loved everything about this book, the characters, the setting, the romance, and especially the story itself.  Really great job of making me smile and giddy like a school girl again.  This is a perfect read to feel a little a pitter patter in your heart for young love.

Cover Reveal: Summer's Temptation by Ashley Lynn Willis


Summer's Temptation by  Ashley Lynn Willis
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary
Release Date: July 7th, 2014



If there are only three truths in life, they are these. Women will always try to change a man. Men will always say anything to get a girl in bed. Tyler Mason will always have a long line of girls trying to domesticate him, and none will succeed. If one of these ceases to be true, the world will cease to exist.

These are the rules as college student Cassie Faye knows them, so when she gives up on dating in favor of a man who can satisfy her without tempting her heart, her next-door neighbor Tyler tops the list. Tyler isn’t the type of boy Cassie would fall for, but he’s the perfect guy to teach her how to claim her sexual independence without losing her heart in the process. Too late, Cassie finds out that under his womanizing exterior is an attentive, considerate lover who brings out passions in her that she'd barely glimpsed before.

What if she’s wrong about the third truth? What if the world as she knows it is about to cease to exist?

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Blog Tour: Eleanor by Johnny Worthen - Review/Giveaway


Eleanor
By Johnny Worthen
Release Date: July 1, 2014
Series: The Unseen Book#1
 
Description:
It was a gamble for Eleanor to rejoin humanity, but she was driven to it. She’d been too successful forgetting. The last vestiges of her family hung by a thread in her transformed brain and drove her to be reckless. Ten years later, Eleanor hides in plain sight. She is an average girl getting average grades in a small Wyoming town: poor but happy, lonely but loved. Her mother, Tabitha, is there for her and that’s all she’s ever needed. But now her mother is sick and David has returned. The only friend she’d ever had, the only other person who knows her secret, is back. And Eleanor again becomes reckless.

Eleanor is a modest girl, unremarkable but extraordinary, young but old, malleable but fixed. She is scared and confused. She is a liar and a thief. Eleanor is not what she appears to be.


Review:

This was a curious book that I was definitely interested in reading; the premise alone had me intrigued.  I’ve never read anything from this author previously but I was asked to review this so I gave it a shot because it caught my attention and I’m really happy that I did.

We meet Eleanor in the beginning who has quite the secret, and goes through great lengths of hiding and blending into the background to keep this secret from everyone, that is until the one person who does know about it comes back into town.  David.  Now it’s been a long time since a book has literally made me scream out and have my mouth hanging and this book definitely did that because it was definitely not something I was expecting.  But those are the best kind of moments when a book grabs you and makes you feel some type of way. 
Throughout the book both Eleanor and David fight against the attraction they have for one another, more Eleanor than David because she believes herself to be a monster.  A monster that shouldn’t have anyone around her, but even monsters need love too.  Not that I think she’s a monster, I think it’s a beautiful thing and an amazing thing because she is a shape shifter.  Anything about a shape shifter is interesting and this story shows you that not all of them are bad, and of course that sometimes you just have to learn to trust someone.  That’s hard for anyone human or monster to do, trust. 

This book kept me wondering about what was going to happen next the entire time, there were definitely some unexpected moments and others that made you just wonder about the world out there.  What exists and what doesn’t really exist and of course do you believe?  This book was really interesting and I’m happy I was able to pick it up; you really should check it out.  The cover is very simple and appropriate for the book itself.  It’s just a girl out there in the field by herself wondering what to do next with her life. 
About the Author:

JOHNNY WORTHEN graduated with a B.A. in English and Master’s in American Studies from the University of Utah. After a series of businesses and adventures, including running his own bakery, Worthen found himself drawn to the only thing he ever wanted to do—write. And write he does. When he’s not pounding on his keyboard or attending writers’ conferences, Worthen spends his time with his wife and two boys in Sandy, Utah.
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