Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Spotlight: The Price of Love


Two short months before graduating high school, Kendall Jones’ world is ripped apart at the seams. A stranger rescues her from a near brutal attack, but is unable to save her parents from death. Eight years later, Kendall moves to New York, hoping to put her past behind her, and once again finds herself in need of rescue.

Tristan Price saves the life of a young woman, who then haunts his dreams for eight long years. When she literally falls at his feet, Tristan decides that he will protect her, no matter what the cost. When her past comes back to threaten her, his plan to keep her close could cost his heart.

Can Tristan save Kendall a second time, and at what cost? Can the price of love overshadow the darkness of her past?

Although this book is part of a series, it can be read as a Standalone and has a HEA.











Cassy is a work at home mom where she spends her days surrounded by children running her in-home daycare. She loves to cook, read and spend her nights and weekends being a Les Mills group fitness instructor. She has been a lover of all things romance from a very early age. She hopes and dreams that everyone can receive their happy ever after. A good ol country girl at heart, she was born and raised in Arkansas and now resides in Charlottesville, Virginia with her husband and three young children.







Book Tour: Ready For You



Synopsis:

Author Penny Lane decides to team up with fellow author Kain Brooks because she believes the collaboration will bring something refreshing and new to her humdrum life. It is at first, but what she doesn't count on is developing feelings for a man that's hundreds of miles away while continuing to struggle with the death of her fiancé, Zack. 




The newly divorced Kain is excited about the partnership and happily realizes that it may lead to much more than just a book.
However, there is a threat! A stalker's evil intentions are far more serious than either of them can ever imagine-- so serious that they may not make it long enough to discover if their feelings are genuine or just a long-distanced crush.

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Excerpt:
“I am going to peek out the window and see if I can see anyone, Tina.”

“No, stay here with me, the guys will be here soon.”
I slip from her grip, only to have her latch on harder. We both rise up and look. About the time we feel like we are just seeing things, a thunderous noise slams against the front door. “Penny, they found us, oh my God. What are we going to do?” I try looking around for something to protect us with only seeing the fireplace tools. I grab what looks like an iron shovel and a poker. Handing one to Tina I keep the other one. Another loud boom comes from the front door, and I am sure we are in trouble. I whisper to Tina we need to run and find somewhere to hide. My heart feels like it is exploding with its rapid beats. Another slam comes to the door with a crack this time. The door is not going to hold too much longer. I can hear the hinges squeaking. Fear shoots through me with a scorching heat. Tina’s hand slaps over her mouth to prevent a scream, though it doesn’t help.
Pound
I pull Tina up.
Pound Pound
I scream for Tina to run.
Crash
I hear bolts scatter across the floor. We take off running but Tina hits the end table stumbling before she falls. Catching the candle before it falls over, I drag her behind the sofa trying to hide us both.
Cr....rrr....rrrr....rrrr....rrrrr...eee...k
I can only see a shadow of a dark figure as his boots shuffle across the entryway of the door.
“We’re trapped, Tina.” I whisper. Her only response is a whimper. By now I am shaking uncontrollably. “Tina?” We need to fight him. “Okay.” I mouth to her to go around and come up behind him, while I jump him from the front. She nods in agreement. I hold my fingers up raising my fingers. One. Two. Three, and motion for her to go. I jump up facing a six-foot muscular stranger wearing a dark shirt and a mask that covers his whole face, except for his eyes and mouth. I start swinging my iron shovel.


Review Rating: 4 LIGHTNING BOLTS



Review: Ready For You is a sweet story about two people who have known each other for a year online and develop a friendship.  Penny and Kain are both successful writers, and something changes between them....they find that they are very drawn to the other..

This story is different than a lot of romances, as they don't physically meet until WAY later in the book. They have email conversations, textx, and Skype, or some kind of chat with web cams. Both have had pain in their pasts that they are trying to deal with.  I loved the banter between the two. I love their growing relationship, and Kain...oh, some of the sweet things he does! 

There's also a great mystery element to the book, but it's very secondary. We don't get much of it until midway or so through the book as well, and the ending, whoa!  

The story goes from Penny and Kain's point of view, it switches so that we get a great story line from both characters. I had a hard time putting the book down to tend to real life as I was intrigued to know how things were going to go. All in all, this is a very enjoyable read with likable characters that I felt for. Plenty of romance, a dash of mystery, and Ready For You is recommended! 


 

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Derinda lives in Maine. Her biggest passion is for her family and friends. She adores loving others as if it is the biggest gift life can offer. She is a read-a-holic, loves chocolate, cowboys and everyone on her Young Adult & Teen Readers Facebook page. Her dream is to travel to Australia one day.
"I am nothing but simple. I do a lot of volunteer work. I have 2 beautiful daughters. 4 grandchildren, that constantly ask me if I lived in the black & white days.
My inspiration would be my daughters. Rita for her strength to keep fighting and constantly try to take care of me. Even though sometimes she can't get out of the bed. Kayla, for helping pick up
all the pieces that seem to fall, when times get rough. And the love they have for me."
  
Madison Daniel




Music is LIFE and the written word is our SOUL. Music and writing have been my true ambition since I was a child. I have used music in every form possible; writing it, performing it, healing with it, etc. I call it my "life's soundtrack." I have always written in some form; from comic books to screenplays to short stories and now the new series "Ember." I have found a true passion for my stories and characters and am eager to share them with the world. See you on the next book tour...

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Kissing The Maid Of Honor






Kissing the Maid of Honor
A Secret Wishes Novel
By: Robin Bielman
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Blurb  

Sela Sullivan is resolved to be the best maid of honor ever, even if it means tolerating the best man. Insufferable, too-handsome Luke Watters is not only the guy who humiliated her at a kissing booth in high school, but he also happens to be her best friend’s older brother. Positive he’s the same arrogant jock, Sela vows to focus on her duties and steer clear of the frustrating—and frustratingly tempting—Luke.
As a world-renowned extreme-sports photographer, Luke is used to undertaking life-risking adventures. But risking his heart for the beautiful Sela Sullivan, who clearly still hates him for his rejection all those years ago? He didn’t see that coming. Sela inspires a passion he’s never known, and the more time they spend together, the more he craves her. But can he prove to the maid of honor he’s become a man of honor?

























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Robin Bielman lives in Southern California with her high school sweetheart husband, two sons, and crazy-cute mini Labradoodle, Harry (named after Harry Dresden from Jim Butcher's Dresden Files books). When not attached to her laptop, she can almost always be found with her nose in a book. She also likes to run, hike, and dip her toes in the ocean. Filled with wanderlust, she longs to visit many different places and fulfill her curiosity. She wouldn’t mind indulging her sweet tooth in every location either. She’s a lover of sticky notes, cable television shows and café mochas. Writing is a dream come true, and she still pinches herself to be sure it’s real.
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Friday, April 11, 2014

A Questionable Friendship










Brynne Ropert and Portland Dolish have been best friends since being paired as roommates in college. Seven years later they are now twenty-five, married, and living in Maine–– but the two women couldn’t be more different. Brynne finds fulfillment in her life as a wife, mother and owner of a small café and bookshop, but is struggling to expand her family. Portland is still coping with her mother’s death during her childhood, and her marriage is unraveling before her eyes. Portland envies her friend’s seemingly stable and easy life while Brynne doesn’t understand the growing distance between them and cannot begin to guess what secret Portland is hiding about her husband and crumbling marriage. While one woman feels shut out, the other enters into a web of lies to protect herself.
A Questionable Friendship explores what really makes someone a true friend, a support system, a sister. How much trust goes into a friendship and when is being a friend not enough? Brynne and Portland’s story will attempt to answer those questions, and show that happily ever after isn’t in the cards for everyone.




Excerpt: I lay in bed by myself that night, as Trent said he still had some reports to look at. I flipped onto my stomach, my favorite sleeping position, and tried to will myself to sleep. But my mind wouldn’t shut off. I flashed to the papers I found in Trent’s desk last night, purely on accident. I had never thought to snoop on my husband of two years. I was trying to find our tax returns from last year to give to the accountant, as we were severely behind and the April deadline was just around the corner. I had tried calling Trent to see where they were, but his phone was going to straight to voicemail. I knew he was driving home and sometimes his service cut in and out, so I didn’t think anything of it. I decided to find the papers myself, mostly out of boredom and the need to do something.
                Trent’s office in our 2200 square foot ranch home was on the first floor, all the way to the east. I rarely ventured in there as I had no reason too, only popping in when Trent was working. It felt a little foreign being there, but I sat at his desk chair and looked around me. His desk wasn’t just some shoddy little thing tucked into the corner, no, the desk ran almost the full length of the wall, big enough for three people to easily fit at. He had one desktop computer set up and a laptop as well, and he carried yet another laptop with him on business trips. A printer that doubled as a scanner sat on one corner, and a fax machine on another. He had multiple calendars hung up with agendas scribbled on the majority of the dates, and another smaller calendar that sat to the right of the desktop. It was opened to that date, March 14, and scribbled on there was “Petosi.” He had been in that town for the past two nights, and was due home late in the night.
                After some searching, I finally found the drawer that seemed to hold important records. Our passports were in there, our wedding license, birth certificates, and deed to the house. I found the titles to both our vehicles, but no tax information. I frowned, trying to think of another spot he would have them. I slipped all the papers back in the appropriate files and shut the drawer, and when I did, a single piece of paper had floated down to me, from somewhere at the top of the desk. I grabbed the sheet and read over the words, my eyes growing wide, then squinting as I read and re-read. My body turned cold as I sat in shock, trying to process what I had read. When I realized I’d been sitting there for probably thirty minutes doing absolutely nothing I jumped, understanding that Trent could walk through the door at any minute and find me. Then what would I say?
                Carefully, I pushed myself up and climbed onto the office chair, putting the piece of paper back where I thought it had come from. From my new vantage point, I saw the top of his desk was riddled with other papers and...a calendar. I swallowed hard as I peered closer and saw what was written in under March 13. My stomach heaving, I quickly left the office after righting the chair to its original spot, and fled to the bathroom.
                I blinked back tears in bed as I forced myself to calm my mind. Trent had some explaining to do sure, but how did I tell him what I had found? Did that really even matter in the grand scheme of things? But knowing the Trent as of lately, he would try to turn this around on me and make me look like the bad person. I squeezed my eyes shut and prayed for sleep. I just wanted to sleep, to forget about what I had found. The day had been torturous enough, trying to make everything seem like it was hunky dory and nothing out of place. And what would tomorrow bring? More questions. And next week – Trent would be gone for two weeks. Would he be going where he said he was? What was he actually doing on his trips away?
                The bedroom door opened and I saw Trent enter the room, already in just his boxers. I let my breathing become even so he would think I was asleep.
                He plugged his cell phone in and set it on the nightstand, then pulled the covers back and crawled in. I felt his cold feet touch mine and jerked involuntarily. “Are you awake?” he whispered. I could feel his erection pressing into my back, and knew what he wanted. He probably touched me on purchase.
                “Mmmph,” I mumbled, not opening my eyes.
                “Port. You awake?” he asked again, clearly not getting the hint as his hand wandered to my breast.
                I rolled away and made more sleeping noises, begging in my mind for him to leave me alone. He stayed quiet for another moment, then finally rolled the other way.
                I was off the hook – at least for one night.




Review Rating: 4.5 LIGHTNING BOLTS

Review: Best friends are a big part of one's life. Lifelong friends. Someone you share secrets with. Someone you can laugh, cry, and get angry at other people with. Someone who knows you, loves you, and sticks by you.

What happens when life changes? When that friendship is tested?

It's not something you really want to think about, but it happens, doesn't it?

Meet Brynne and Portland. Best friends for so long. Now, they're older, and life is taking it's toll. Each are married and adjusting to whatever life throws their way. But one is holding back, keeping things in, and it may just put a strain on that friendship.

The story is written in first person, switching from Brynne and Portland's POV. We as the reader get a big glimpse at their struggles, trials and triumphs. Samantha March pens a story with so much truth and reality to it, I found it so hard to put this down when I really needed sleep at night. I needed to know how things were going to play out. What was going to happen to this friendship? The truth of the matter is, things like this happen all too often. I could see myself and others in both of these ladies.  I think this author gets better and better with each book she writes and I'm looking forward to the future.



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Reading More Romance

When I first started my book blog Chick Lit Plus, the name spoke for itself – I was going to read and review chick lit books. As I progressed and more authors became familiar with me, I started getting requests for women’s fiction novels and new adult and YA books. I happily accepted because I am a bookworm after all, but there were a few genres I didn’t say yes to. Erotica (even after the 50 Shades of Grey outbreak), horror, and romance. Why? I just didn’t think they were my cup of tea, and why accept to review a book when I wasn’t interested in the genre as a whole? I would think an author would appreciate that!
So the years went on and I continued to stretch and grow as not only a book reviewer, but author, then publisher, and now book marketing manager with BookTrope Publishing. As my titles expanded so did my reading thirst. I started to toe the line for the romance genre. To be honest, a lot of chick lit and women’s fiction novels have a romance storyline (almost all) and some can be quite thorough, where you can almost add that chick lit/romance category to it. I started to find myself eager to read those types of books, and eventually, accepted romance genres to my TBR list. Since starting with BookTrope, my first two titles have romance in them – one is new adult romance and the other is romantic suspense, and my next three titles are all slated with romance as well. And I couldn’t be happier! I’m not sure if getting older and being more willing to expand my horizons helped me with my romance issue, my wedding in 2013 that brought out this side of me, or what the explanation is, but I’m a big fan of romance now. I’m finding romantic suspense is the genre I’m leaning towards the most, as a good dose of mystery makes this reader happy, but straight romance is okay in my book as well. Maybe someday soon I’ll expand again to include the erotica and horror genres, possibly even others that I haven’t thought much about as well – and who knows where the publishing world will take us and what the next craze will be. I’ll just keep on reading.


Author Bio:

Samantha March is an author, editor, publisher, blogger, and all around book lover. She runs the popular book/women’s lifestyle blog ChickLitPlus, which keeps her bookshelf stocked with the latest reads and up to date on all things health, fitness, fashion, and celebrity related. In 2011 she launched her independent publishing company Marching Ink and has three published novels – Destined to Fail, The Green Ticket and A Questionable Friendship. When she isn’t reading, writing, or blogging, you can find her cheering for the Green Bay Packers. Samantha lives in Iowa with her husband and Vizsla puppy.
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Review: Savage Deception

Blurb: Busy juggling loan sharks and Amber Alerts, Detective Nickie Savage makes time when the FBI seeks her expertise with a child trafficking ring. But when Nickie discovers that the men running the ring are the same ones who abducted her as a young teen, the case gets personal.

Risking her badge, Nickie goes rogue. Luckily, she has Duncan Reed, along with his wire tapping and surveillance expertise. But Duncan also wants to take their relationship to the next level.

Now, Nickie must choose: break her own rules and risk her heart or forge ahead alone.



Review Rating: 4 LIGHTNING BOLTS

Review: Whew! Once again, RT Wolfe takes readers on a suspenseful journey filled with twists and turns.  Savage Deception is the first in an all new series, but long time readers should be familiar with Nickie as she shows up in the Black Creek series.  

I love that we get Nickie as a leading character....I love the fact that I could feel plenty of her emotions, and that's what helps me get really involved in a book.  

While this is a standalone and the first in a series, there are at times references to things in the other series that could possibly confuse someone not familiar, but maybe not. Regardless, I enjoyed this story! 

From page one I was already caught into a web of intrigue. The story is fast paced, unexpected and had many great aspects that made up for one heck of a ride!  I love suspense, love mystery and of course love romance and this book definitely has a bit of everything for everyone. I'm so excited to see where this series takes us and will be eagerly looking forward to much more! Bring it! 






R.T. Wolfe Bio:

R.T. Wolfe enjoys creating diverse characters and twining them together in the midst of an intelligent mystery and a heart encompassing romance. It's not uncommon to find dark chocolate squares in R.T.'s candy dish, her Golden Retriever at her feet and a few caterpillars spinning their cocoons in their terrariums on her counters. R.T. loves her family, gardening, eagle-watching and can occasionally be found viewing a flyover of migrating whooping cranes.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Cover Reveal: Daisy Does Does It All



Daisy Does It All
Book Two Clover Park Series
By: Kylie Gilmore
Releasing May 8th, 2014
Blurb

Reality is overrated…
Exhausted single mom Daisy Garner is shocked when her blog about life with Darling Husband and Baby Delight in their charming Victorian home brings a national talk show to her door.
Amazing! Except she made the whole thing up.
Panic! Now she needs to borrow a Victorian house and find a man to play her fake husband on TV.
Travis O’Hare steps up for the role, as long as she’ll marry him for real. He wants their son to have the stable home life Travis never had.
But before the wedding can happen, Travis and Daisy have to get through the interview with a ratings hungry host and a slick producer with ties to Daisy’s troubled past. When a winter storm traps them all, it begs the question: can two people pretending at love finally discover the real thing?  














































Author Info  
Kylie Gilmore was lucky enough to discover romance novels at a young age as they were strewn all over the house (thanks, Mom!). She writes quirky, tender romance with a solid dose of humor. Her first book in the Clover Park series, The Opposite of Wild, will launch in January 2014 featuring the oldest of three brothers and his lady love. The next two books in the series give each brother his dream girl (eventually).
Kylie lives in New York with her family, two cats, and a nutso dog. When she's not writing, wrangling kids, or dutifully taking notes at writing conferences, you can find her flexing her muscles all the way to the high cabinet for her secret chocolate stash.


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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Fallen Angel Blitz

NikkiPart1psjpegFallen Angel
by
Alisa Anderson & Cameron Skye
Blurb: When Jess packed up her belongings and fled her small hometown in Kansas, she never looked back. Free from her family’s dark past she was finally able to pursue her lifelong dream as a professional dancer. She never expected to find herself at his door...or at his club. Nikolas was unlike any other man she had ever met. Sexy…Alluring…Predatory. Dangerous. The kind of man with more secrets than even she had. Every instinct warned Jess against knowing him further, but she always did like playing with fire… Nikolas Roman took one look at Jess and knew she was trouble from the very start. But something about the defiant twist of her mouth and the wide, haunted eyes of a damaged soul touched him in places he had long ago thought dead. He knew he needed to stay far away from her for his own sanity, but like a moth to a flame he was helpless to resist… Working at Takers gentleman's club was the last place Jess thought she would find herself, but she quickly learned how the game was played. See what you want, take what you can get…but at what cost?
Authors’ Bio:
  Alisa Anderson well...alisa did stuff and is still doing stuff. only now she has two boys crazy enuff to want her as their mommy. hey, at least she tried to warn them, so her job is done. she doesn’t like to capitalize, partially because she likes how lower case letters look visually, but mostly out of laziness. please don't judge. it could be you. and she would say, hey. you're alright, buddy. you're ok in my book. now c'mere for a hug. the hug might be pushing it. air kiss? you are strangers, after all, with only a mutual love of poor grammar. ​she lives for a world full of controllable anatomically correct, android men programmed to meet her specific feminine needs (wink, wink, nudge, nudge with a big waggle of the eyebrows). who look like the rock. and ian somerhalder. and idris elba. and that's it she promises. variety. gotta have variety, right? ​but alas...apparently that exists only in johanna lindsey's genius mind. so until then, she enjoys her incredibly warped sense of humor. she reads tons of erotica and romantic, drippy goo that makes her heart go pitter patter. then she thought, hey. what, she said to herself. (softly, of course, so no one finds out she is indeed, 2 nuts short of a fruitcake) maybe you should write this stuff too. maybe someone will like it and maybe buy it. so she said, huh, you think? then she said, well...yeah, i wouldn't have suggested it...(inserts sarcastic tone) and then she was like lose the attitude, ok? then she was all, would you just shut up and write, already? sheesh! and she did. :) Cameron Skye When Cameron is not in the lab working toward a Ph.D., in Neuropsychopharmacology, which in laymen's terms is basically finding the effects drugs have on mood and behavior, she is writing stories, crating vivid, intense characters you will never forget. She believes while life can take you down every path but the right one, eventually everyone will find their happily ever after.



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