Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Make It a Double blog tour





Last Call, #2
Adult Contemporary Romance

Released April 21, 2014

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Brody Markham has endured a nightmare, spending the last five years in prison and losing everything that was dear to him. Now he’s back home, trying to survive in a world he doesn’t recognize anymore. While his family and friends desperately try to reach through to him, he shelters himself further and further away from their love.

Alyssa Myers has worked her entire life to distance herself from the luxurious and privileged lifestyle in which she was raised. Running her non-profit agency, The Haven, she is content to spend her days helping abused animals find sanctuary, which fulfills her in a way that money just can’t buy.

Maybe it’s that she recognizes in Brody some of the same characteristics she sees in her homeless wards, but Alyssa is powerless to stop her personal quest to make Brody whole again.

While Brody struggles to surface from the darkness, Alyssa tries to protect her heart in case he’s not willing to accept the light that she offers him.

*MAKE IT A DOUBLE can be read as a stand-alone*




Globug's Review

What could possibly be better than a hot surfer man? His TWIN!! That's right. The first two books in the Last Call series are about Hunter and Brody, twin brothers. This is Brody's story. We meet him in book one after he has been released from prison serving time for murder. Now he's working at his brothers bar and struggles to start his new life when his past weighs on him daily.

I was really looking forward to getting the details of what happened with Brody. The prologue gives us a glimpse of six years ago on the night he killed a man. Through out the story Brody gives us bits of that night. He's been keeping a secret this whole time. It's part of the reason he has such contempt for Alyssa. In the first book he lashes out at her when she tries to help him with his community service plans. He has this image of her being a spoiled rich bitch like his ex Stacy. What he doesn't expect is that she is the sweetest and most selfless girl he's ever met.

Alyssa is devoted to the animal shelter she built. Though she is very wealthy she works hard daily giving everything she has take care of the animals. She does most of the work alone. It would have been perfect if Brody had agreed to help out but after his verbal beat down she has no plans to ask for his help again.

I was not happy when his ex-girlfriend Stacy came to town. Let's just say I vote to shank the skank. When she approaches Brody seeking forgiveness and a possible reconciliation he flips and gives her a piece of his mind. Alyssa just happens to witness the whole thing. Brody is forced to trust Alyssa after she over hears what he's been hiding from everyone. Once she has his trust they are both able to start admitting what their true desires are. Brody is able to let go of biased judgments of her and see the true quality of her character. They both fall hard and fast and the author does an amazing job bringing the sweet heat to the story.

Not only is there the twist of what Brody's secret is but there's a creeper factor in the story as well. Alyssa's ex-boyfriend goes all psycho stalker. Brody could find himself back in jail if he breaks parole to deal with this lunatic. This situation brings clarity to Brody and what his feelings for Alyssa are.

I loved the way the author bought healing for not only Brody's heart but also to his family. We are also rewarded with a phenomenal epilogue. Though this can be read as a stand alone I highly recommend reading both. I mean seriously, twins would stick together right. I'm anxious for the next book in the series. There are a lot of characters to love.

Cover Reveal: Chasing Loves Wings by Zoe Derrick

We're very excited to share the cover of Chasing Love's Wings by Author Zoey Derrick! 


Title: Chasing Love's Wings (Love's Wings 2)
Author: Zoey Derrick
Age group: NA
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Parajunkie
Scheduled to release: May 27, 2014


Everything in Cameron Enders' life feels like a dream since she took a trip to a remote island where she met Tristan Michaels, Hollywood's hottest man. Tristan never imagined that his get-away vacation would change his life and his heart. 

But everything isn’t perfect in paradise once Cameron and Tristan return to Phoenix. When Cami discovers a dark secret, her dream becomes a living nightmare. She slips back into old habits, turning to alcohol to hide her pain. As the woman he loves becomes more a stranger by the day, Tristan’s world is rocked again. He’s a helpless witness to Cami’s self-destructive cycle - until she pushes too far, testing the limits of his love. Their love is far from perfect, but he will stop at nothing, chasing it all until she has everything she deserves.

Cami’s withdrawal could strengthen or destroy everything she hopes to have with Tristan. Can Cami trust him enough to give him everything or will she cling to her secrets and their pain, tearing them apart forever?


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Promotional Event: Left Drowning by Jessica Park {Chapter Excerpt + Book Trailer + Playlist + Giveaway}


Title: Left Drowning
Author: Jessica Park
Print Length: 399 pages
ISBN: 1477817158
ASIN: B00BJQR23C
Publisher: Skyscape (July 16, 2013)


Synopsis:
What does it take to rise from life’s depths, swim against the current, and breathe?

Weighted down by the loss of her parents, Blythe McGuire struggles to keep her head above water as she trudges through her last year at Matthews College. Then a chance meeting sends Blythe crashing into something she doesn't expect—an undeniable attraction to a dark-haired senior named Chris Shepherd, whose past may be even more complicated than her own. As their relationship deepens, Chris pulls Blythe out of the stupor she’s been in since the night a fire took half her family. She begins to heal, and even, haltingly, to love this guy who helps her find new paths to pleasure and self-discovery. But as Blythe moves into calmer waters, she realizes Chris is the one still strangled by his family’s traumatic history. As dark currents threaten to pull him under, Blythe may be the only person who can keep him from drowning.

*This book is intended for mature audiences due to strong language and sexual content.

Note: due to mature content recommended for Ages 17+*




His To Keep (Out Of Uniform Novella) by Katee Robert {Review}

Genre: Contemporary/Erotic Romance
Age Group: Adult
Expected Publication Date: April 28th 2014
Format: eARC
Source: Provided by publisher for review




He’s always wanted her. Now’s his chance to claim what’s his. School teacher Marceline Bellini gave up everything—men, sex, anything resembling a social life—to raise her young daughter. To be the perfect parent. But when she attends an engagement party in her standard stick-in-the-mud mode, her friends begin plying Marcy with shots. Just enough to convince her that a little fun doesn't sound like a bad idea... and having some naughty fun is an even better one. Like finding herself deliciously pressed against a dark alley wall by the very familiar and very hot body of her best friend's older brother. After years of waiting in painful silence, police officer Aaron Robinson finally has Marcy’s attention. And man, does he have it. But nothing could have prepared either of them for the rush of fiery lust between them. So he’ll just have to convince Marcy he’s for real. And that a rainy, lust-fuelled romp is the first step to a lifetime of completely imperfect happiness…


Monday, April 21, 2014

Release Day Event: Burn For You (Boys Of The South #5) by Marquita Valentine {Review + Excerpt + Giveaway}


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Welcome to the release day excerpt event for Burn For You by Marquita Valentine. Participating blogs are linked together, sharing the entire excerpt. Plus I'll be sharing my thoughts on the book and be sure to answer the giveaway below! Thanks for stopping by! -Hootie



Title: Burn For You (Boys of the South #5)
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 21, 2014
Cover Designer: Sarah Hansen at Okay Creations
Hosted byWordsmith Publicity






Book Description:
Beau Montgomery is not the typical single dad for three reasons:

1.      He’s rich and famous.
2.      He needs a nanny, like yesterday.
3.      He has no idea if eight month old, Mia, is actually his daughter.

Only, number three doesn’t matter to him at all, because he’s determined to give up everything to be a standup dad, including racing, partying, and his very favorite vice, women. Until that is, he’s invited to race at Monaco—a dream he’s always had. Now, all those things he’d sworn to give up are at his fingertips, including the very inconveniently hot nanny, Landry Basnight, who’s travelling with him.

Landry Basnight is the typical college graduate for three reasons:

1.      She’s broke and in debt up to her eyeballs.
2.      She needs a job, like yesterday.
3.      Nothing exciting ever happens in her life.

Only, number three is about to change, because she’s been hired by Beau Montgomery, son of NASCAR Racing Royalty. Landry’s parents are big fans of the Montgomerys, while she couldn’t care less—all she wants to do is make a dent in her student loan bill. However, that doesn’t stop her from falling in love with her little charge, nor does it make it easier to resist Beau’s charms.  In fact , she doesn’t resist at all.

Lines are crossed and then forgotten as Beau and Landry grow closer, but when Beau’s ex-girlfriend, the woman he’s loved since high school, and Mia’s mother shows up, everything starts to fall apart for the new couple.

Will their love weather the storm, or will Beau abandon Landry for the family he’s always wanted?
 ** Burn For You can be read as a stand-alone**
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20938257-burn-for-you?from_search=true

Release Day ***Make It A Double***


RELEASE

MAKE IT A DOUBLE

BY USA Today Best-selling Author Sawyer Bennett




Join us at AToMR Tours facebook page for Happy Hour with the Last Call Bar! From 6pm-7pm EST we will be celebrating the release of MAKE IT A DOUBLE with giveaways, quizzes, and BRODY! Grab a drink (non-alcoholic for those under 21 years of age) and stop by!

Also, Sawyer Bennett will be doing a Q&A on Tuesday, April 22nd at 8pm EST at Flawk.to. Come join in to the Sawyer Bennett session and look for AToMR’s Flawk sheep!





Last Call, #2
Adult Contemporary Romance

Released April 21, 2014

Amazon | Barnes and Noble | iBooks

Brody Markham has endured a nightmare, spending the last five years in prison and losing everything that was dear to him. Now he’s back home, trying to survive in a world he doesn’t recognize anymore. While his family and friends desperately try to reach through to him, he shelters himself further and further away from their love.

Alyssa Myers has worked her entire life to distance herself from the luxurious and privileged lifestyle in which she was raised. Running her non-profit agency, The Haven, she is content to spend her days helping abused animals find sanctuary, which fulfills her in a way that money just can’t buy.

Maybe it’s that she recognizes in Brody some of the same characteristics she sees in her homeless wards, but Alyssa is powerless to stop her personal quest to make Brody whole again.

While Brody struggles to surface from the darkness, Alyssa tries to protect her heart in case he’s not willing to accept the light that she offers him.

*MAKE IT A DOUBLE can be read as a stand-alone*



About the Author

USA Today Best-Selling author, Sawyer Bennett, is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. She is married to a mobster (well, a market researcher) and they have two big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn’t have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.








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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Promotional Event: Golden Hour (Crescent City #1) by Campbell Reinhardt {Teasers + Giveaway + Character Goodies}

I love celebrating a good book! Today we are very excited to bring you the promotional event for GOLDEN HOUR by the stellar writing team of Campbell Reinhardt. We haven't read this yet but it sounds AMAZING! Especially with all the goodies we have for you, so take your time and enjoy the teasers and character goodies and don't forget to enter the giveaway below! Thanks for stopping by! -Hootie


Title: Golden Hour
Author: Campbell Reinhardt
Print Length: 215 pages
ASIN: B00J7QT7TS
Published: March 23, 2014


Blurb:
In the medical field, the precious moments following a traumatic event in which you have the best chance of saving a life are known as the golden hour.

But being there during the golden hour doesn't mean you'll be able to save the one you love...

New Orleans native and ER nurse, Elise Dupuis knows that fact all too well. There was nothing she could do to save her fiancé, New Orleans police officer Mike Bazanac, when he was brought into her hospital with two fatal bullet wounds.

Now everyone walks around on eggshells when she comes into the room—except her brother Charlie. As Mike's partner, he bears a guilt that's spiraled him into dark pain. Charlie is lashing out, Elise is turning in, and life seems to be falling apart around them.

Caleb Warren knows what it feels like to always be on the losing end of things. A few criminal turns in his youth landed him two crap choices: mandatory service in the armed forces or jail. He chooses to enlist, and just when he finds a commander who has a little faith in him, their truck hits an IED. Caleb's training as a medic isn't enough to save the one person who's ever given a damn about him.

Now back in New Orleans as an EMT, Caleb is bound and determined to drown himself in booze and regrets. But he crosses paths with nurse Elise Dupuis and finds a woman whose passion and courage gets under his skin in a way that wakes him up and makes him want to live again.

Unfortunately, Charlie doesn't think the new EMT is good enough for his sister, and he’ll step outside the lines of the law to prove it to Elise.

Caleb has to figure out what's worth fighting for…and how far he's willing to go for the woman he loves.



Saturday, April 19, 2014

Cover Reveal

How We Deal with Gravity
A novel by Ginger Scott



Synopsis
 
When her son Max was diagnosed with autism, Avery Abbot’s life changed forever. Her husband left, and her own dreams became a distant fantasy—always second to fighting never-ending battles to make sure Max was given opportunity, love and respect. Finding someone to fight along her side wasn’t even on her list, and she’d come to terms with the fact that she could never be her own priority again.

But a familiar face walking into her life in the form of 25-year-old Mason Street had Avery’s heart waging a war within. Mason was a failure. When he left his hometown five years ago, he was never coming back—it was only a matter of time before his records hit the billboard charts. Women, booze and rock-n-roll—that was it for him. But it seemed fate had a different plan in mind, and with a dropped record contract, little money and nowhere to go, Mason turned to the only family that ever made him feel home.

Avery loved Mason silently for years—until he broke her heart…completely. But time and life have a funny way of changing people, and sometimes second chances are there for a reason. Could this one save them both? 

 Author Bio & Links


Ginger Scott is a writer and journalist from Peoria, Arizona. Her book, "Waiting on the Sidelines," is a coming-of-age love story that explores the real heartbreak we all feel as we become adults throughout our high school years. The story follows two characters, Nolan (a Tomboy with a baseball player's name) and Reed (the quarterback she wishes would notice her) as they struggle with peer-pressure, underage drinking, bullying and finding a balance between what your heart wants and what society says you should want -- even if you aren't ready. You can read her book now in Amazon's kindle store. Scott has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Flashback Friday: Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi {Review}





Flashback Fridays is a weekly meme that was created by The Autumn Review. If you'd like to participate, please see the guidelines below.
  • You have to have read the book at least one year ago. 
  • You can review or re-review your selection. 
  • You can simply do a book spotlight. (Cover, book description, author info, and buy links)
  • If you'd like to participate, please leave your link in comments. 

Genre: Dystopian /Science Fiction 
Age Group: Young Adult
Publication Date: February 7th 2012
Series: Under The Never Sky #1
Publisher: Harper Collins
Pages: 374
Format: Kindle
Source: Purchased from Amazon



Since she'd been on the outside, she'd survived an Aether storm, she'd had a knife held to her throat, and she'd seen men murdered.

This was worse.

Exiled from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland--known as The Death Shop--are slim. If the cannibals don't get her, the violent, electrified energy storms will. She's been taught that the very air she breathes can kill her. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry. He's wild--a savage--and her only hope of staying alive. 

A hunter for his tribe in a merciless landscape, Perry views Aria as sheltered and fragile--everything he would expect from a Dweller. But he needs Aria's help too; she alone holds the key to his redemption. Opposites in nearly every way, Aria and Perry must accept each other to survive. Their unlikely alliance forges a bond that will determine the fate of all who live under the never sky.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Quick review of Seeing Stars



Book Synopsis

Walker Rhodes is a hot singing sensation who never settles down, spends too much money gambling and gets in trouble on the daily- at least if you believe all the tabloids.

Madison Myers is a hard working talent agent assistant thrust into the spotlight one day after Walker pulls her on stage during one of his concerts. She tries to stay away from him, but he keeps chasing her. She is strong in her resolve and he is relentless in his pursuit. The question is... WHY?!?!

Tabloid Headline Reads: Walker Rhodes pulls woman on stage during LA concert and serenades her with stars in his eyes and we watched as the sparks flew! But just who is this mystery woman who has stolen Walker's heart? And will she be the one to finally tie down our favorite womanizing gambler? 




Who needs a feel good read? This is for you! Most books take you on a journey that feels like a roller coaster or a very hilly ride. It was so refreshing to read Seeing Stars and the ride just continue to build and build to an incredible happy place. I read it in less than a day and felt so good when I finished it. The lead characters are not without their flaws or hard times but the way the story and characters develop you experience all the good feels without having to go through a relationship that falls apart and makes you choke on snot while hiding to ugly cry. Though I enjoy books that bring me those emotions as well God knows we can all use a little unadulterated bliss. This is just what I needed last night. 

Author Bio and Links

I got fired from my last job.

It's true.

I know you're sitting there thinking, "Jenn, how could anyone in their right mind fire someone as amazing and awesome as you are???" And i'd love to give you a good reason, but the truth is... being This! Awesome! is clearly very scary to other less awesome people.  :)

So I said screw them and started writing my first book. And you know what I realized? Writing books that mean something to me is a million times better than working my ass off for someone who doesn't really care about anything other than the bottom line.

My soul feels more satisfied.
My heart, more full.

So thank you for reading, loving and recommending the stories I write.
I think you're awesome- and not only am I not scared of other awesome people, I want them on my team!