Sunday, January 18, 2015

NEW RELEASE: Spend The Night by Elizabeth Lee



Title: Spend The Night
Author: Elizabeth Lee
The Hotel Collection Serial:  3 episodes

Spend the Night – Episode 1

Welcome to The Wellesley-Crawford...
Hannah Wellesley has spent her entire life running the halls of her family-owned hotel, the infamous and opulent Wellesley-Crawford. Noted as one of the city's richest, most luxurious hotels in Chicago, the WC is what Hannah has devoted her life and career to.

The hotel’s Annual Masquerade Gala is the event of the year, but this year Hannah’s evening involves more than just handing out masks. After a mysterious rendezvous in a secluded stairwell with an irresistible and unidentifiable man, Hannah becomes consumed with discovering the identity of her masked lover. Just as she’s about to give up the search, two men blow back into her life with drastically different intentions. They both have secrets and uncovering them will lead Hannah down a darkly dangerous path.

Drawn to both of the intriguing bachelors, she’ll have to determine which one is after her heart and which one plans to do her deadly harm before it’s too late.


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Globug's Review

Consider me hooked. The first episode of The Hotel Collection starts with a bang. Like a literal bang, up against the wall, with a mysterious stranger. The prologue gives you a taste of the sexy I can only hope continues in the following episodes.

Hannah is extremely hard working and driven as she prepares to take her rightful place as the next COO of her family's hugely successful hotel. To say she could use a night of stress relief and just letting go of her inhibitions is an understatement. She never expected to be consumed so completely by one encounter with a stranger. Too bad her mystery man hit it and quit it. Eight months later and she's ready to give up hope that destiny dick is ever coming back. 

Then two guys show up that could potentially solve the mystery. Carter is a chef that Hannah met that night eight months ago. Now he's back and working in her Hotel. She hasn't seen Trenton Crawford in ten years but now he's back and looking to take her job as COO. The author includes the POV from "HIM". It adds a really cool suspense factor to the story. You don't know the identity of "HIM" or if he has the best of intentions for Hannah. I have a few ideas about who this guy will turn out to be but honestly with the way it's written there is no clear answer to his identity. It could be either Carter or Trenton. I guess it could even be someone we haven't met in the story yet. I really like both guys but I feel like I know more about Trenton. He and Hannah have a lot of history together and I'd love to see them together but there are a couple of moments where something seems a little off with him. The suspense is perfectly miserable. I'm left dying to read the next episode


 Author Bio & Links

 
When I'm not writing or playing the part of wife and mother, you can find me dancing back-up for Beyonce, singing back-up for Miranda, or sunning myself on the beach with a drink in hand. Here's the thing about being born and raised in a small town—you have a very vivid imagination! Now, I channel it all to create stories where the girl always ends up with the right guy, first kisses are magical, and a happy ending is just that!    
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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Globug's Year in Review 2014



Favorite book of the year!

Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
 Globug's Review

Not only my favorite book of 2014 but takes the top spot on my list of most favorite books EVER!

Author links:
Twitter
FaceBook
Author Website
Amazon
Barnes & Noble




Top 10 reads in no particular order


-How We Deal With Gravity
 author Ginger Scott

-Stage Dive Series
 author Kylie Scott

Lick (Stage Dive #1): Amazon / B&N / Goodreads
Play (Stage Dive #2): Amazon / B&N / Goodreads
Lead (Stage Dive #3) Amazon // B&N // iTunes


Deep (Stage Dive #4) available on January 6th, 2015:
 Amazon / B&N /Goodread


-Scoring Wilder
 author R.S. Grey

-When I Break
 author Kendall Ryan



-Outlander
 author Diana Gabaldon

 Amazon  
I became completely obsessed  with Outlander, the books and the TV show. After watching the first two episodes of the TV series on Starz I had to have the books. I was shocked at how long each book in the series was but I couldn't put them down. I was also shocked that the first book in the series is 20 years old. The lead characters Jamie and Claire are by far my favorite couple.



-Kylie Ryans Series
 author Caisey Quinn


-Last Call series
 author Sawyer Bennett


With a Twist due for release January 6, 2015


Shaken Not Stirred is under construction ;)

 







-Seeing Stars
 author Jenn Sterling
This was such a feel good read. So refreshing to not struggle emotionally through a good book sometimes. 



-This is Falling
 author Ginger Scott
 
Ginger Scott has become one of my favorite authors. I highly recommend you read all of her books.



-Boys of the South
 author Marquita Valentine
The whole series was amazing

Favorite Novellas

-Maybe Not
 author Colleen Hoover


-Happenstance
 author Jamie McGuire


-Legal Affair
 author Sawyer Bennett


-Untamed (The Brothers Wilde Collection)
authors Victoria Green & Jinsey Reese
Jinsey Reese Links:
Victoria Green Links:


-The English Brothers
 author Katy Regnery

Must Reads:

White Hot Kiss (by Jennifer L. Armentrout), Under Different Stars (by Amy Bartol), Filthy Beautiful Lies (by Kendall Ryan), Nocte (by Courtney Cole), The Accidental Assassin (by Nichole Chase),

Best Moments of 2014

Top spot goes to finally meeting photographer Scott Hoover. I've been a huge fan of his work for a few years and was thrilled when he decided to join the romance novel world. His photos of male models have been the perfect visual representations of all my book boyfriends. As his biggest fan and (self proclaimed) favorite fool I was out-of-my-mind excited to meet him at the Love N Vegas book event.
Links:
FaceBook
Scott Hoover Photography


Another huge moment for me was getting to finally meet author Natasha Boyd at Book Bash in Orlando. Her book Eversea is on my list of most favorite books ever.








I made my first trip to Nashville TN last January for a book event with authors Elizabeth Lee and Caisey Quinn. I'm so down for doing that again.





Book Bash was also my first and hopefully not last time seeing Griffin Peterson perform. His music added so much magic to Maybe Someday. Griffin and his band gave a crazy good performance and were so kind meeting all of his fans.


Of course I have to mention meeting some of the sexiest male cover models. Thanks to Love N Books who brought all these insanely gorgeous men to a book event. These models were incredibly edible, I mean sweet. You can imagine how insane the ladies can be at a Romance novel book signing. I was so impressed with how patient and generous these guys were. They put up with a lot from just me so I can imagine they were overwhelmed. Thanks for all the hugs and laughs: Jase Dean, Stuart Reardon, Drew Leighty, Aaron McGuire, Mike Gleason, Brandyn Farrell, Pepe Toth, Zeb Ringle,and Darrell Thomas. Please cum again ;)


 It has been an amazing year. I truly have the best friends. And to think I found them all on twitter because of books. I would be lost without my best friend and blog partner Amanda HOOTIE Clark. Thanks to Nicole Martin, Katie Miller Pruitt and Autumn Hull. I couldn't ask for better friends. Loves you motherfuckers!

Thanks to all the authors who have been so generous and trusting. I always feel honored when you share your stories with me. They are my treasures.
 


Wishing you all the best and most blessed new year!!!



Friday, January 2, 2015

Promotional Tour: Here, Home, Hope by Kaira Rouda




TITLE: Here, Home, Hope
AUTHOR: Kaira Rouda
Women's Fiction/Chick Lit
Release: May 1, 2011






Blurb: 
Kelly Mills Johnson becomes restless in her thirty-ninth year. An appetite for more forces her to take stock of her middling middle-American existence and her neighbors' seemingly perfect lives. Her marriage to a successful attorney has settled into a comfortable routine, and being the mother of two adorable sons has been rewarding. But Kelly's own passions lie wasted. She eyes with envy the lives of her two best friends, Kathryn and Charlotte, both beautiful, successful businesswomen who seem to have it all. Kelly takes charge of her life, devising a midlife makeover plan.



Praise for Here, Home, Hope

"Reading Kaira Rouda is like getting together with one of your best friends - fun, fast, and full of great advice! Here, Home, Hope sparkles with humor and heart."Claire Cook, bestselling author of Must Love Dogs and Best Staged Plans

“I loved Kaira Rouda's book. I love its irony and its courage and humor. . . . It’s the real thing.”Jacquelyn Mitchard, bestselling author of Still Summer and The Deep End of the Ocean

“Endearingly honest, consistently upbeat, Here, Home, Hope  is an inspiring read that left me feeling genuinely hopeful.”Jenna Blum, New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Save Us and The Stormchasers, and one of Oprah's Thirty Favorite Women Writers

“A warm, witty, and engaging debut that had me laughing out loud. Rouda has created a lovable and perceptive heroine who navigates her struggles with honesty and awe-inspiring determination to succeed. A fun and totally satisfying read."Amy Hatvany, author of Best Kept Secret

“I found Kaira Rouda’s debut novel, Here, Home, Hope, inspiring, empowering  and fun to read. You’ll want to share it with the women you care about in your life.”Roma Downey, actress/producer


Purchase Here, Home, Hope




About the Author:

Kaira Rouda is an Amazon #1 bestselling, multiple award-winning author of three women's fiction novels including HERE, HOME, HOPE, ALL THE DIFFERENCE and IN THE MIRROR.

Tule Publishing Group's Southern Born imprint is publishing her new contemporary romance series set on INDIGO ISLAND: WEEKEND WITH THE TYCOON, Book 1; LINES IN THE SAND, Book 2; and THE TROUBLE WITH CHRISTMAS, Book 3. Four more books in the series will be out in 2015.

Her nonfiction title, REAL YOU INCORPORATED: 8 Essentials for Women Entrepreneurs, continues to inspire women internationally.

She lives in Southern California with her husband and four almost-grown kids, and is at work on her next novel. Connect with her on Twitter, @KairaRouda, and on Facebook at Kaira Rouda Books. For more about Kaira and her books, please visit wwww.KairaRouda.com.


Friday, December 26, 2014

Landslide COVER REVEAL


We're so excited to be a part of the Cover Reveal for Author Jenn Cooksey's next book LANDSLIDE.






Author Bio & Links

Jenn Cooksey is a Southern California girl born and bred, however she's no longer a resident of heaven on earth, but instead she currently resides in the 7th Ring of Hell with her husband, their three daughters, and a goodly number of pets. Aside from her husband, one cat, and three out of five fish, everyone living under the Cooksey's roof is female. She's sure her husband will not only be awarded sainthood when he kicks the bucket, but that Jesus will welcome him into heaven with a beer and a congratulatory high-five. Jenn is also of the belief that Bacon should be capitalized and that just being yourself is the best way to go. That is, unless you can be Batman. Always be Batman.

Author Blog ♥  Author Facebook  ♥  Twitter  ♥  tsu  ♥  Instagram



Be sure you take a listen to the song below. It's just a small piece of the puzzle to figuring out what Lanslide is about. You can find the entire playlist at the author's blog.


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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Release Day Blast: Path Of Destruction (Broken Heartland #2) by E. Lee & Caisey Quinn {Excerpt + Giveaway}

We would love for you to join us in celebrating the release of PATH OF DESTRUCTION by E. Lee and C. Quinn!


Title: Path of Destruction (Broken Heartland #2)
Author: E. Lee and C. Quinn
Age Group: Upper YA/NA
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 24, 2014





Synopsis 

They ignored the warning signs and it cost them everything... 

At the end of a life-changing summer a devastating tornado hit the small town of Hope’s Grove, Oklahoma.

While the brick suburban mansions of Summit Bluffs saw very little damage, their occupants weren’t so lucky. As the members of both communities struggle to put the pieces of their lives back together, lies will be told, truths will be revealed, and nothing will ever be the same. The road to recovery is long and paved with past hurts and future heartbreaks.

They ignored the warning signs, and one of them didn’t make it out alive. The four that remain know they’d be crazy to think the storms are actually over.. 

Because it’s just when you think you’re safe that you find yourself right in the path of destruction.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sale Event: Here, Home, Hope & In The Mirror by Kaira Rouda


Here, Home, Hope and In the Mirror by award-winning author Kaira Rouda are both on sale for a limited time!






Kelly Mills Johnson becomes restless in her thirty-ninth year. An appetite for more forces her to take stock of her middling middle-American existence and her neighbors' seemingly perfect lives. Her marriage to a successful attorney has settled into a comfortable routine, and being the mother of two adorable sons has been rewarding. But Kelly's own passions lie wasted. She eyes with envy the lives of her two best friends, Kathryn and Charlotte, both beautiful, successful businesswomen who seem to have it all. Kelly takes charge of her life, devising a midlife makeover plan.

Praise for Here, Home, Hope

"Reading Kaira Rouda is like getting together with one of your best friends - fun, fast, and full of great advice! Here, Home, Hope sparkles with humor and heart."Claire Cook, bestselling author of Must Love Dogs and Best Staged Plans
“I loved Kaira Rouda's book. I love its irony and its courage and humor. . . . It’s the real thing.”Jacquelyn Mitchard, bestselling author of Still Summer and The Deep End of the Ocean


“Endearingly honest, consistently upbeat, Here, Home, Hope  is an inspiring read that left me feeling genuinely hopeful.”Jenna Blum, New York Times bestselling author of Those Who Save Us and The Stormchasers, and one of Oprah's Thirty Favorite Women Writers

“A warm, witty, and engaging debut that had me laughing out loud. Rouda has created a lovable and perceptive heroine who navigates her struggles with honesty and awe-inspiring determination to succeed. A fun and totally satisfying read."Amy Hatvany, author of Best Kept Secret

“I found Kaira Rouda’s debut novel, Here, Home, Hope, inspiring, empowering  and fun to read. You’ll want to share it with the women you care about in your life.”Roma Downey, actress/producer
Purchase Here, Home, Hope

When determined mother and entrepreneur, Jennifer Benson, is diagnosed with cancer, she enters an experimental treatment facility to tackle her death sentence the same way she’s tackled her life – head on. But while she’s busy fighting for a cure, running her business, planning a party, staying connected to her kids and trying to keep her sanity, she ignores her own intuition and warnings from others and reignites an old relationship best left behind.
If you knew you might die, what choices would you make? How would it affect your marriage? How would you live each day? How many warnings would you ignore?
And how would you say no to the one that got away?
"So if you're looking for an emotional read filled with life and purpose, struggles against poor odds, and revelations surrounding definitions of love and family, then In the Mirror is for you."  -Midwest Book Review

Purchase In the Mirror
Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble  |  Kobo  |  iTunes
About Kaira Rouda:
Kaira Rouda is an Amazon #1 bestselling, multiple award-winning author of three women's fiction novels including HERE, HOME, HOPE, ALL THE DIFFERENCE and IN THE MIRROR.

Tule Publishing Group's Southern Born imprint is publishing her new contemporary romance series set on INDIGO ISLAND: WEEKEND WITH THE TYCOON, Book 1; LINES IN THE SAND, Book 2; and THE TROUBLE WITH CHRISTMAS, Book 3. Four more books in the series will be out in 2015.

Her nonfiction title, REAL YOU INCORPORATED: 8 Essentials for Women Entrepreneurs, continues to inspire women internationally.

She lives in Southern California with her husband and four almost-grown kids, and is at work on her next novel. Connect with her on Twitter, @KairaRouda, and on Facebook at Kaira Rouda Books. For more about Kaira and her books, please visit www.KairaRouda.com.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Cover Reveal: Everything Has Changed by Mia Kayla


Thank you for joining us for the cover reveal for Everything Has Changed by Mia Kayla, hosted by Wordsmith Publicity. Take a look, and be sure to let us know what you think!


Title: Everything Has Changed
Author: Mia Kayla
Age Group: NA
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 2015
 




Imagine finding the love of your life at the age of six.
Bliss Carrington did.
Bliss has known Jimmy Brason since first grade. He took on the role of the big brother Bliss never had, breaking Bliss out of her shy shell, encouraging her to have fun in high school, and pushing her to live her life to the fullest. They have always been friends—until one day, Bliss wanted more. Now seeing women everywhere swooning over Jimmy, head quarterback of the New York Cougars, is enough to drive her to madness.
Jimmy has been in love with Bliss forever, but she doesn’t know and she can never find out. In all the craziness of his fast track to fame and money, Bliss is the one person who has kept him sane and whole. He firmly believes that history repeats itself and with his tainted past, he’s afraid that he’s fated to hurt her if he allows himself to follow his heart.

Bliss has watched Jimmy grow from a boy into a man, and it’s not fair that someone else will get to keep him when she knows in her heart that he only belongs to her.

When they tip toe on the edge of love, can their friendship remain intact with both of them ignoring the rumblings that’s threatening to explode? 
Everything Has Changed is a story of love, loss, and longing for the one you grew up loving.



About Mia Kayla


Mia Kayla is a New Adult/Contemporary Romance writer who lives in Illinois. On the weekdays, she can be caught wearing a suit, commuting to her corporate job in downtown Chicago and raising three beautiful munchkins in the suburbs, four if you count the husband.

In her free time she loves reading romance novels, jamming to boy bands, catching up on celebrity gossip and designing flowers for weddings.

Most of the time, she can be caught on the train with her nose in a book sporting a cheeky grin because the main characters finally get their happily-ever-after at the end.

She loves reading about happy endings but has more fun writing them.