Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Austin Review Tour





1 Woman 2 Endings – You Choose – Team Dylan or Team Austin. Sept 29 read one or both to see how it all plays out.  

 







Austin Synopsis:

Ever since that fateful day, I became an expert at avoidance.

Avoiding attachments. Avoiding relationships. Avoiding love. 

My company became my constant, the only companion I needed… until a chance encounter with Jules Weston. I met her at a most vulnerable moment. Despite the tears that streaked her face, I fell in love the first time I ever laid eyes on her. needed her in my life.

She was broken, but I knew I could heal her. I would wait until she let me into her heart, allowing me to love her. And maybe, just maybe, one day she could heal me too.




Globug's Review
 
I have fallen in love with novellas. They are the perfect little break from reality. A quick building story that still has all the character development needed to make you fall in love with them so hard that you can't wait for more. That's if they're done right. Not only has Scott done it right but she's done it in a unique way, at least it was unique for me. At the end of Scorned I knew I was Team Austin. What I wasn't expecting was that after reading Jealousy I was torn by feelings for Dylan. Then the author lets you decide who you want Jules to choose, Team Austin or Team Dylan. You get to decide the ending. 

So like I said I chose Team Austin. For three years he has been trying to develop his business relationship with Jules into a romantic one. He's known from their first meeting that he wanted to be in her life. He wanted to be the one to heal her heart. He could see she was broken but also strong. He was patient and understanding until she was ready to open her heart to him. There is so much to love about Austin. Of course he's gorgeous but he's  also sweet and sensitive. He grew up having very little and created a successful business. He's now rich and travels the world. One of my favorite things about Austin after reading his book is his loyalty and honesty. When most guys would try to screw away their feelings of being rejected, Austin chooses to remember who he loves and that banging bimbos won't solve any problems. Thank God! He is one of the most perfect book boyfriends. 

Though the choice for me was pretty easy, Jules struggles to understand her heart and decide who she will give her whole heart to. You may get to choose who gets the happy ending but you don't know the path the author will take to get there. I'm really happy I chose Austin but I will definitely read Dylan too.  It's 5 out of 5 stars for Scorned, Jealousy and Austin. 

Dylan Synopsis:

Four years ago, I was tempted with money, prestige, and power by a woman who offered to give me the world. That lifestyle came with a price. I had to leave the love of my life—the one person who had already given me everything I would ever need. 

Today I watch Jules Weston in another man's arms. Wanting... needing her back in my life again. But there are obstacles that keep us apart. Her boyfriend. Her best friend. Her anger that has raged inside her over the years. 

Despite those, I’ve returned to take back what's mine. The one thing I regret leaving behind—her heart.



Synopsis For Scorned & Jealousy























We shared a love that regulated every heartbeat and every breath we took. It was all encompassing. I thought our love could withstand time and anything thrown our way.

I was wrong. So wrong.

I used to be happy. I used to be Juliette Weston when Dylan Somers filled my life with promises of love and a happy ever after. But when he took my heart and broke it into a million pieces, I became someone else entirely. In one afternoon, I lost my soul mate. I lost everything I knew myself to be.

Three years later, the man who destroyed me is back.

To assuage his guilt? To finish the job? It doesn’t matter… I won’t let him this time. I’m stronger. I’ve moved on. He won’t affect me.

This is a story of love and betrayal. Pain and loss. Happiness and fate. It’s about finding your true destiny.

This is our story.


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About S.L. Scott:

S.L. Scott is a former high-tech account manager with a journalism degree pursuing her passion for telling stories. She spends her days escaping into her characters and letting them lead her on their adventures. 

Live music shows, harvesting jalapenos and eating homemade guacamole are her obsessions she calls hobbies.

Scott lives in the beautiful Texas hill country of Austin with her husband, two young sons, two Papillons and a bowl full of Sea Monkeys. 

Her novels include Naturally, Charlie, Good Vibrations, and A Prior Engagement.

She welcomes your notes at
sl@slscottauthor.com.



 



Release Day Event: The Sinner's Bargain by Claire Contreras {Excerpt + Giveaway}

We're celebrating the release of The Sinner's Bargain by Claire Contreras! We have an excerpt and some teasers to entice you, so be sure to let us know what you think!





Title: THE SINNER'S BARGAIN
Author: Claire Contreras
Age group: Adult
Genre: Dark Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Najla Qamber
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Synopsis:
Being pulled in different directions, Amara must choose what she wants to believe and whom she'll trust.




Release Day Launch for *All Things Pretty*- Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

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We are so stoked to bring you the Release Day Launch for 

M. Leighton's ALL THINGS PRETTY! 

ALL THINGS PRETTY is a Contemporary Adult Romance and the third novel in M. Leighton’s Pretty Series. Sig's book is here!

All Things Pretty
 

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ALL THINGS PRETTY Synopsis:
Pretending to be something they’re not, afraid to trust anyone completely, destined to tear each other apart– this is the story of unlikely love and unbearable consequences.

Sig Locke is a cop. He was raised by a cop and all his brothers are cops. He bleeds blue, believes in right and wrong, and sees in black and white, never in shades of gray.

But that was before he met Tommi.

Tommi, with her long legs and bright green eyes, she captured Sig’s interest from the moment he saw her. Even after he discovered who she was–the girlfriend of a drug dealer, the beauty behind a criminal–he still found her utterly irresistible. What Sig doesn’t know, however, is that she has a secret even a cop can’t uncover. 

Tommi Lawrence hasn’t had an easy life, and it only got more complicated the day she met Sig. She learned long ago that she can’t trust anyone. Her gut tells her that Sig is no exception, her heart tells her that he is. But that was before she found out his real identity.

Can love be forged in a fire of lies? Or will the truth destroy them both?


Excerpt:
Her lips are still curved when she turns her attention back to me.  Something about the moment hits me like a punch to the gut.  I think for a second that I could stand here and stare at her, just enjoy her smile and her happiness for hours.  Days, maybe.  But I can’t.   We can’t. So, instead, I brush a clump of mud from the end of her nose. “Have fun?”

“I did. Thank you. This was so good for him.”
 
“And you.”

“And me,” she concedes.

“You can be the real you around me anytime.  I won’t tell a soul.”

“So you prefer this?”

“Oh, hell yeah!  I don’t need glamorous. Or proper.”

“I’m not proper.”

“You forget that I heard your…expressiveness that day on the side of the road.  And it didn’t consist of ‘darn’ or ‘golly gee’.  But I haven’t heard anything like that come out of your mouth since then.”

“Ladies aren’t supposed to talk that way, according to Lance.”

“I don’t want a lady. I want a woman.  One who knows her own mind. One who wears what she’s comfortable in, one who says what she’s thinking.”  I take a step closer. I can’t help myself. Her scent draws me in.  Even covered in mud, she smells like sexy sunshine.  “I want the woman who kisses like she’s on fire and makes me feel like I’m the only one who can put her out.”

“Sig,” she begins.

I break in to cut her off.  I know her objections.  And I know how much I don’t want to hear them.  “I’m just being honest.  I’m not even touching you.”

Her eyes are glued to mine, a damn near irresistible gravity pulling us together.  “It’s not like you can anyway.  I mean, we’re in public.  With my little brother.  What could you possibly touch?”

I reach down and smear my hand in mud.  With her eyes locked on mine, I reach between us and flatten my palm on her chest, right over her heart.  “This.  I’d touch this.”

Globug's Review

To what lengths would you go for those you love? Tommi is having to test those lengths everyday. Her hands are full with a teenage brother that has Aspergers and taking care of her severely disabled mother. For reasons not yet revealed, Tommi endures a rather disgusting relationship with a well known drug dealer in her struggle to insure a happy future for her brother.

Sig is a cop just waiting for his chance to do big things as an undercover officer. When he realizes his opportunity comes in the form of the girl he just rescued from being stranded on the side of the road he wastes no time going to his boss to make it happen. There's no doubt from just that first meeting between Sig and Tommi that they are attracted to each other. She's a blonde bombshell and he's a tall sexy hunk of man flesh.

As much as I loved Sig's character it still bothered me that the whole time he's getting to know Tommi he tells her to trust him when he knows he's lying to her. He can't help but want her physically and that desire only grows as he spends more time with her. But it still remains that he is using her to get to Lance. I loved the developing relationship between Tommi and Sig though. So much passion. Sig is able to connect with her brother as well. Tommi deserves to indulge in a few selfish moments with Sig considering everything she is enduring to provide for her family. Their stolen moments together could cost not only Sig's job but both of their lives.

There are a lot of unanswered questions surrounding Tommi. How did she get involved with Lance in the first place? Why is her mother's condition a secret. I felt like the author hinted at a connection between Lance and Tommi's mother's health. There's also more going on with her brother than meets the eye. Sig keeps asking himself these questions as well and then WTF?! He's reading a sealed file on Tommi that left me thinking what-the-hell. At the same time Lance apparently has discovered something to make him lose his shit and Tommi is going to have to pay.

I was disappointed to not get the whole story. The author concludes the story with a To Be Continued upon release of the book. Due to contractual constraints with the publisher, the author was not able to publish the book in it's entirety. She will provide the remainder of the story FREE OF CHARGE by signing up for her newsletter. All Things Pretty (part 2) will be available October 14th. I can't wait.



  Author Bio & Links
 
Author PhotoNew York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, M. Leighton, is a native of Ohio. She relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she can be near the water all summer and miss the snow all winter. Possessed of an overactive imagination from early in her childhood, M. Leighton finally found an acceptable outlet for her fantastical visions: literary fiction. Having written over a dozen novels, these days M. Leighton enjoys letting her mind wander to more romantic settings with sexy Southern guys, much like the one she married and the ones you'll find in her latest books. When her thoughts aren't roaming in that direction, she'll be riding horses, swimming in ponds and experiencing life on a ranch, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.
A note from M. Leighton: I love coffee and chocolate, even more so when they are combined. I'm convinced that one day they could be the basis for world peace. I also love the color red and am seriously considering dying my hair.

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Temper For You Review and Excerpt





Temper For You
For You Series, book #3
By Genna Rulon


Synopsis:

"Life is messy. Love is messier." -Catch and Release

Meg Adeio has led a life of isolation—not by choice, by necessity—until one act of heroism forces her out of seclusion. Despite a past shrouded in mystery, Meg is “adopted” by an eclectic group of friends that become the family she never had. Life was good for the first time in…ever.

Or it was until Westly Black reappeared on her doorstep. She knew he was the last man any woman should give her time to—only good for one thing—yet a temptation no woman could deny. Wes might make her life messy, but Meg’s eyes were wide open and she had it under control. At least she thought she did.

When past and present collide, loyalties are tested, forcing Meg to sacrifice her future to protect those she loves.

Temper For You is a gripping story of regret, deception, and redemption – filled with raw emotion, sarcastic wit, intrigue, and love’s propensity to forgive.


• Though Temper For You is a part of the For You Series, it can be read as a stand alone
• This story is appropriate for readers 18+





Globug's Review

I'm so happy to get Meg's story. After taking a bullet to save Sam she finds herself surrounded by four of the best friends she never believed she could have. No one knows what Meg's life has been like. She has gone as far to confess to Sam and Everleigh that her knowledge of and experience with sex is very limitied and the magic of the orgasm remains undiscovered. One of my favorite things about the first two books is the hysterical and unfiltered banter between the girls and Rulon brings it again in Temper For You. Sam is on a mission to get Meg laid by a man that can bring full enlightenment of the big "O".

Westly Black blew his chance at being that man for Meg. He was such an ass in the last book as the lawyer defending Sam's attacker. Before Meg knew who he was they had connected at the coffee shop where Meg works. It takes a little convincing but Sam works her match making skills to get Meg and Westly together. After all, neither of them are looking for commitment. Strictly a hit and quit it situation. Westly's confident in his bedroom skills and more than willing to share what he can do with Meg.

Bit by bit Meg opens up to Westly. The more she shares the stronger his desire to know everything about her becomes. Meg also learns that the asshole persona Westly has perfected isn't at all who he really is. Now again as in the first two books the author includes an element of mystery/suspense. Meg is obviously trying to hide her past and no one has any clue how big her secret is. The past now has come back to claim her but GriffLo, HuntLeigh, and Westly aren't willing to let her go. Meg isn't willing to risk the safety of the only family she's ever had. For the first time in her life she feels loved and wanted. Westly somehow slipped into her heart and became her home. The last thing Westly ever expected was the all consuming love he now has for Meg and is desperate not to lose.

Facing her past becomes Meg's only option if she wants to save her future. Meg's secret past was not at all what I was expecting. I can't imagine the research the author had to do to make the story so believable. Meg's history is shocking. The fact that she has come so far in her education and surviving on her own while overcoming such a brutal childhood makes her one of my favorite book heroines. Westly can't stand by waiting for someone else to rescue Meg when her life is on the line and I love that he was her hero in the end. Temper For You was another fantastic read from Rulon.

Excerpt


“There aren’t many things I’m truly exceptional at.  I’ll never be husband material.  I’m a shit friend most of the time.  I believe the ends usually justify the means.  My moral fiber is questionable, at best.  I will never be the person you call when you’re in a bind or need a shoulder to lean on.  I don’t express my feelings, mostly because I don’t have any that aren’t shallow.  I don’t like animals as a general rule, and children—no, just no,” I paused, asking myself what the hell I was saying as the same question echoed in her eyes.  Too late now—in for a penny, in for a pound.  “The only steadfast rule I have is I do not sleep with someone else’s woman—ever.  Other than that one display of principles, I have few redeeming qualities.  There are two areas I excel, the law and sex—and when I say I excel, I mean I’m a fucking god.  You will forget your own name because all you’ll be able to do is scream mine…over and over again.  You want no-strings, mind-blowing sex?  There is no one better qualified.”
About Genna Rulon:

Genna Rulon is a contemporary romance author with a passion for blending comedy, tragedy, suspense, and hope to create her “book babies.” 

During her 15 years in the corporate world, Genna—inspired by her love of reading—fantasized about penning her own stories.  Encouraged by her favorite authors, many of whom are indie writers and self-published, she committed to pursue her aspirations of writing her own novels.

Genna was born in California and raised on Long Island in New York, where she still resides, surrounded by the most amazing family and friends.  She’s married to a wonderful man who patiently tolerates her ramblings about whichever book she is currently working on—even feigning interest relatively convincingly!  Genna is blessed with two little boys who do their best to thwart mommy's writing time with their hilarious antics and charming extrapolations.

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