Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Cover Reveal & Excerpt: When You Were Mine (Moreno Brother's Novella) by Elizabeth Reyes

Who's excited for this? I know I am! The Moreno Brother's series is my ALL TIME FAVORITE series! (I say that a lot, I know, BUT! Reyes' hunkie Latino hotties were one of the first family series I fell in love with and it's still going strong with the novellas that are coming out! Needless to say I am extremely please to be able to share this with you today. Thanks for stopping by -Hootie

Title: When You Were Mine ( A Moreno Brother's novella)
Author: Elizabeth Reyes
Age Group: NA
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: Fall 2014
Hosted by: Wordsmith Publicity


When her head was screaming “enough,” her hopeful heart continued to whisper “wait.” 
It's the only way Valerie Zuniga can justify her ongoing addiction to the amazing but ever, elusive Alex Moreno. Mesmerized by the profound connection neither has ever quite understood, Valerie  accepts their crazy relationship for what it is—non-exclusive. 
That is until the incredible highs no longer numb the sting of the intense lows.   

As tasteless and slippery as pride can be, for Alex it's always been the hardest pill to swallow.  
Faced with a final ultimatum, the choice is a no-brainer for Alex. Despite his insanely busy life he's determined to prove to Valerie, that not only is he ready to commit, it's what he's always wanted—to claim Valerie as his exclusively.  
But just as it kept him from admitting his real feelings all those years, will his obstinate pride once again step in and ruin things just when they're finally getting it right? 

Ripple Effect Romance #5 - #6: Second Chances 101 by Donna K. Weaver + Immersed by Jennifer Griffith

"Like a pebble tossed into calm water, a simple act can ripple outward and have a far-reaching effect on those we meet, perhaps setting a life on a different course—one filled with excitement, adventure, and sometimes even love." Ripple Effect Romance 

Genre: Women's Fiction
Age group: Adult
Publication Date: February 18th 2014
Series: Ripple Effect Romance #5
Pages: 144
Format: Mobi/Kindle
Source: Provided by author for review

Thirty-seven year old Francie Davis, a recent widow and empty Nester, gets to attend college at last. She’s sure her luck has changed when she also lands a job on campus that will pay her tuition, as administrative assistant to a history professor. When her handsome new boss yells at her on the first day of work, Francie worries she will never be good enough.

For Professor Alex Diederik, life is going downhill fast. Not only is his bitter ex-wife trying to poison their only daughter against him, but now his one place of solace—his work environment—is being complicated by his attractive new administrative assistant. She drives home his feelings of failure as a husband and father, and Alex wonders if hiring her was the right thing to do. 

Francie will have to put aside her hurt and insecurities or risk her dreams, while Alex must look outside himself if he’s to mend the breach with his daughter. And, perhaps, find someone who can help heal his pain.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Release Day Blast: Ready To Wed by Cindi Madsen {Review + Giveaway}

Whether you’re looking for a romance that makes you laugh, makes you ‘walk the plank’, keeps you guessing, or stars your favorite paranormal, look no further. Select books have the single-title stories you crave, and the longer length you need to really get ‘lost’ in a great book. To find out more about their titles, chat with authors, participate in special events, and to find out what books are coming next, visit the Entangled website, follow them on Twitter, and like their Facebook page.

Dakota Halifax loves to be in love. In fact, as one of Las Vegas’s premier wedding planners, she’s built a whole career around romance. Which is why her own wedding has to be nothing short of perfect. And then her fiancĂ© jilts her. While she’s waiting in her wedding dress. On a cruise ship already out at sea. Once back on dry land, Dakota tries to pour her heart into her business and weekly wedding advice column, Get Ready to Wed. But how can the heartbroken celebrate others’ true love? When she reconnects with her childhood best friend, surprisingly sexy and all-grown-up casino bouncer Brendan West, Dakota wonders if maybe she can fall back in love with being in love. But then her ex reappears, begging for another chance and suddenly Dakota questions if she’ll ever understand love. Can someone once-burned and twice-shy ever find her way down the aisle again?

Monday, July 21, 2014

Cover Reveal: Bridge Of Hope by Lisa J Hobman

I am so excited to be sharing this cover reveal with you all today! Bridge Over The Atlantic was one of my top favorite reads in 2013 and I can't wait to get Greg's story because I loved him so much! Check out the gorgeous cover and that adorable guy! *rawr*. Thanks for stopping by today! -Hootie 

Genre: FICTION / Romance / Contemporary
Release Date: August 21, 2014

Love is like a snowflake; beautiful but fleeting in its presence…
I’ve been in love. But I’ve also been lied to, betrayed by those closest to me and I’ve suffered loss. Sadly it’s those last three things that stick with me the most. The only real constants in my life are music, Angus my dog and Rhiannon; my guitar.
But things changed when she walked into my place of work. All blue eyes, curves and a warmth that could melt even my hardened heart. I was taken over by feelings that I didn’t expect so soon. Guilt plagued me and I took my anger out on her.

On Mallory.

But I fell fast and hard and there was nothing I could do to stop it. When she too became the victim of heartbreak I was the only one who understood her pain but I was the last person she wanted help from.

Would I ever convince her that we could be friends? And would I ever accept that she couldn’t love me back?

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Promo Post & Series Spotlight: Windy City Romance by Barbara Lohr

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Her Favorite Mistake
Publication Date: October 2, 2013

Review Library: Her Favorite Mistake by Barbara Lohr

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 Sometimes you make a mistake. Sometimes he’s hard to forget.
Four years ago she’d called herself Vivien Leigh. When Vanessa appears on Eye of the Tiger, a popular reality TV show, she isn’t prepared to see her Vegas Hunky Hottie again. She desperately needs the Chicago Internet mogul’s help, but he’s the last man she wants back in her life.
Oh, Alex recognizes her all right. The long-legged brunette had slipped out before dawn. More than a little ticked off, he becomes Vanessa’s mentor to help her ramp up Randall’s Whipped Cream Cakes. Revenge can be sweet.
No way in hell does he want to be her favorite mistake. But he wasn’t counting on her toddler stealing his heart. She wasn’t prepared for his skill with sand castles and cinnamon toast.
Can they create family out of past misatkes?
Subtle, sexy love scenes. “Her Favorite Mistake” is part of the Windy City Romances series.

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Video Cover Reveal: Letting Go by Molly McAdams

Image MapThank you for joining us today! We are excited to share the video cover reveal for Molly McAdams' Letting Go! Check it out!

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{Review} The Sexiest Man Alive (Love And Life On The Lam #4) by Juliet Rosetti

Genre: Chick Lit/Contemporary Romance
Age Group: Adult
Expected Publication Date: July 8th 2014
Publisher: Loveswept/Random House
Pages: 263
Series: Love and Life on the Lam #4
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley provided by publisher

Juliet Rosetti’s steamy Escape Diaries series—perfect for fans of Kristan Higgins and Susan Elizabeth Phillips—continues as Mazie’s on-again, off-again relationship with certified hottie Ben Labeck simmers out of control.

Mazie Maguire doesn’t need some lousy awards panel to tell her what she already knows: Ben Labeck—the chiseled, 6'3" photojournalist and hockey player who drives her wild—is the Sexiest Man Alive. And she especially doesn’t need the rest of the world to know it, too. Watching every last woman in the Milwaukee metro area throw themselves at the man who shares Mazie’s bed is more than any respectable single lady should bear.

So when Ben has the nerve to “forget” to call for a week, Mazie decides to call it off for good. But as she jumps back into the dating game, Mazie catches the attention of some real bad boys: The Skulls. When the motorcycle gang kidnaps Mazie in a case of mistaken identity, she suddenly sees Ben’s behavior in a whole new light. She’d do anything to wake up in Ben’s surprisingly tender arms one more time—so long as the Sexiest Man Alive doesn’t go and get himself killed trying to save her.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Beautiful Oblivion Reveiw by Globug

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A Short Synopsis:

The Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster phenomenon continues in the first heart-pounding new adult romance in The Maddox Brothers series.

Fiercely independent Camille "Cami" Camlin gladly moved on from her childhood before it was over. She has held down a job since before she could drive, and moved into her own apartment after her freshman year of college. Now tending bar at The Red Door, Cami doesn’t have time for much else besides work and classes, until a trip to see her boyfriend is cancelled, leaving her with a first weekend off in almost a year.

Trenton Maddox was the king of Eastern State University, dating co-eds before he even graduated high school. His friends wanted to be him, and women wanted to tame him, but after a tragic accident turned his world upside down, Trenton leaves campus to come to grips with the crushing guilt.

Eighteen months later, Trenton is living at home with his widower father, and works full-time at a local tattoo parlor to help with the bills. Just when he thinks his life is returning to normal, he notices Cami sitting alone at a table at The Red.

As the baby sister of four rowdy brothers, Cami believes she’ll have no problem keeping her new friendship with Trenton Maddox strictly platonic. But when a Maddox boy falls in love, he loves forever—even if she is the only reason their already broken family could fall apart.

Globug's Review

As a huge fan of Beautiful Disaster I was really anxious to read Beautiful Oblivion. This is the first book in the The Maddox Brothers series. You may remember Trent as the brother that Travis called to help watch out for Abby while he was fighting. This is his story. It starts just before Travis meets Abby.

Trent left college after losing someone in a horrible accident. He is huge player like his brother Travis and gets his pick of the ladies anytime he chooses and is never turned down. That is until he tries to pick up Cami. She's a bartender at the local hangout The Red Door. Growing up three brothers and her cousin Colin, she has no problem handling the Maddox boys. She quickly shuts down Trents game.

Trenton is so much more than the reputation preceding him. His personality is so fun loving and playful inspite of the losses he's endured. My favorite moments with Trent are when he is babysitting his neighbors little girl Olive that's only five years old. He totally uses the little beauty to get a date with Cami even though he knows she has a boyfriend.

Cami's boyfriend T.J. spends most of the book too busy to give his time to Cami.There's a lot of secrecy that surrounds T.J. and his job. But you can also sense there's an even bigger secret that they're keeping. I felt a little confused at times trying to figure out what I was missing. Trust me it becomes clear when the author wants it to. Cami and T.J. are trying to make a long distance relationship work . He says all the right things but because of his career he just doesn't have time to focus on Cami. This gives Trenton just the opening he needs to work his way into Cami's life and heart. What Cami didn't know was that Trent has had his eyes on her since they were little kids. He falls hard and fast for Cami and tries not to push a relationship too hard until she's ready to walk away from her boyfriend. He has no idea just how complicated T.J. could make things. But the Maddox boys don't do things the easy way or half way.

I love that as Cami and Trent's story is developing we get bits of what's going on with Travis. He often confides in Cami while she works the bar at The Red Door. Cami and Trent never had a chance at a relationship that was just going to be smooth sailing. Not just because of the secrets she keeps about T.J. but due to her dysfunctional family. Her father has a history of cheating and being physically abusive to her mother when he drinks. She also has three brothers and her cousin Colin that make things difficult. Honestly her brothers are total assholes most of the book. Cami takes the brunt of most family arguments but she continues to try to be there when her youngest brother needs her. This leads to Cami taking a second job at the tattoo shop with Trent. I'm mentioning this in my review because there are a lot great moments in the shop between Trent and Cami and also a couple of awesome characters that work there as well.

Emotions run high when Cami fears Trent was injured or killed in the fire at one of Travis's fights. But the story really meets it's climax when Cami forces T.J. and Trenton to face one another. Fortunately, those Maddox boys love with their whole hearts. It was a great ending to the story and has me anxiously waiting for the next Maddox brother's story. 

 Favorite Quotes

"What the hell are you doing in here? This is the girl's bathroom, Stalker Texas Ranger." pg.75

"Hazel said you're not coming in. You okay?"
"Are you sick?"
"Then why aren't you coming to work?"
"I have a bad case of awkward as fuck."
pg 158

"We've already lost the first woman we ever loved. The thought of going through that again scares the shit out of us." pg 281

Author Bio & Links

Jamie McGuire was born in Tulsa, OK. She attended the Northern Oklahoma College, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Autry Technology Center where she graduated with a degree in Radiography.
Her 2012 novel, Walking Disaster debuted at #1 on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. She has also written bestselling contemporary romance Beautiful Disaster™, and the Providence™ series. Her latest books include an apocalyptic thriller, Red Hill™ and a novella, A Beautiful Wedding™.
Jamie now lives on a ranch just outside Enid, OK with her three children and husband Jeff, who is a real, live cowboy. They share their 30 acres with six horses, three dogs, and Rooster the cat.

Release Day Event: Endre (Elsker Saga #2) by S.T. Bende {Except + Giveaway}

We're celebrating the release of Endre (Elsker Saga #2) by S.T. Bende!

Endre (Elsker Saga #2) by S.T. Bende
Upper YA/NA Paranormal Romance

Sometimes, finding your destiny means doing the exact opposite of what The Fates have planned.

Winning the heart of an immortal assassin was a dream come true for Kristia Tostenson. Now she’s knee deep in wedding plans, goddess lessons, and stolen kisses. But her decision to become immortal could end in heartbreak -- not only for Kristia, but for the god who loves her. Because while Ull would do anything to protect his bride, even the God of Winter is powerless against the Norse apocalypse. Ragnarok is coming.

And the gods aren't even close to ready.

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Who I Was by Kasidy Blake

Release Date 8/21/2014

Lillian Jacobson was a very happy four year old. She had two loving parents and an older brother who put all other brothers to shame. 

Everything changed one horrible night when her entire world was savagely torn apart. Her parents were brutally murdered in front of her eyes and she was left with a bullet wound in her shoulder as a constant reminder of the tragedy. Now she and her brother are living their lives in constant fear; every day a fight for survival.

After years of relative safety under witness protection, their situation turns from bad to worse. Betrayed by a man who swore to protect them, her brother is taken by the same people who ended her parents lives years before. She is moved to a secure location under the protection of two agents, but a complication arises that she never saw coming. She begins to fall for both men, who are also falling for her. When a letter arrives bearing the ultimatum, “Surrender yourself or your brother dies,” she must find a way to suppress her desires or she may never see her brother alive again.

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