Sunday, July 27, 2014

{Review} The Husband Maker by Karey White

Genre: Women's Fiction
Publication Date: June 17th 2014
Series: The Husband Maker #1
Pages: 226
Format: Kindle
Source: provided by author

Charlotte’s a girl with nicknames. She may not love being called Charles or Chuck, but the hardest nickname to take is the one she was given in college, the one that’s followed her now for too many years. They call her “the husband maker” and sadly, it fits. Every guy she's dated since high school has gone on to marry the next girl they date. Not two or three girls down the road. The very next one. Is she doing something wrong or is she just cursed? When Kyle Aldsworth enters the picture and sweeps her off her feet, Charlotte begins to hope that maybe she's not destined to be single forever. A senator’s son with political aspirations of his own, Kyle's wealthy, handsome, and in need of a wife. Will Charlotte be disappointed yet again, or will she finally be able to make a husband for herself?

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Come To Me Softly reveiw by Globug

Title: Come To Me Softly
Series: The Closer To You series
Author: A. L. Jackson
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Pages: 411
Release Date: June 24, 2014

From the New York Times bestselling author of Come to Me Quietly comes a scorching new adult romance in the Closer to You series.

A second chance at life…
A second chance at love…

Jared Holt never thought he deserved either—until he found both in the arms of Aly Moore. Aly has loved Jared for as long as she can remember, and she’s more than ready for the future they’re making together. But Jared can’t help remembering his own family. And he’ll never forgive himself for what happened to them. How can he allow himself the very happiness he once destroyed?

To live a life worthy of Aly, Jared knows he has to stop running and finally put his past to rest. But when he decides to face his demons head on, he encounters more than he bargained for: a dangerous mix of jealousy, lies, and dishonest intentions. When those intentions threaten Aly, Jared loses all control, giving into the rage that earned him his bad boy reputation years before. And he’ll fight to protect her no matter what it costs…even if he destroys himself in the process.

Globug's Review

I am such a sucker for a broken man. I fell hard in love with Jared in Come To Me Quitely. Jared has been running from the guilt of killing his mother in a car accident since the day he turned sixteen. He's tried to numb the pain by using drugs and alcohol and even attempted to take his life. Aly saved him then and six years later she became his reason to live when he returned to Phoenix.

Now in Come To Me Softly Jared is committed to staying with Aly and trying be there for her and the baby. He's looking forward to their future but still hasn't faced his past. Nightmares continue to invade his sleep at night and Aly is his only source of comfort. She's happy to be there for him but she knows it's just a matter of time until he cracks again. She just hopes she can be there to pick up the pieces instead of him running away again. Her brother Christopher has been a huge support for Aly and Jared but he can't help but voice his concerns about Jared's state of mind.

I knew Aly's parents would be upset when they learned of not only her relationship with Jared but that she was also pregnant. I wasn't expecting her father to be so insensitive. He's made it very clear since the death of Jared's mother that he didn't want Jared in his families lives. It was heart breaking when Aly's father tells Jared he's not welcome in their home and blames him for destroying both families. Then Aly's ex comes along to stir the shit pot as well pushing Jared to his breaking point. This time Jared doesn't run but Aly forces him to finally face his past and his family before they can be together.

Jared comes face to face with his father and sister and was shocked to see they had moved on with life in ways he hasn't been able to. I wish his father had tried to find him years ago so they could heal together. He was able to finally help mend Jared's broken heart and soul. The pain and memory will never be forgotten but with his father and sister back in his life he can finally accept the happiness of the future he can have with Aly, and of course with the little baby they have on the way.

I highly recommend this series.

Author Bio & Links

A.L. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of Take This Regret and Lost to You, as well as other contemporary romance titles, including If Forever Comes, Pulled and When We Collide, as well as the New Adult Romance Come To Me Quietly due out January 7, 2014.

She first found a love for writing during her days as a young mother and college student. She filled the journals she carried with short stories and poems used as an emotional outlet for the difficulties and joys she found in day-to-day life.

Years later, she shared a short story she’d been working on with her two closest friends and, with their encouragement, this story became her first full length novel. A.L. now spends her days writing in Southern Arizona where she lives with her husband and three children. Her favorite pastime is spending time with the ones she loves.
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The Reality of You review by Globug

Title: The Reality of You
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Pages: 318
Release date: June 26, 2014

Naomi Porter was once witty, fun, and outgoing, but she has scratched outgoing off the list, along with men. She has a mediocre tech job in fabulous New York, a large smut book collection, and awesome friends, both tangible and in an online gaming community. She just doesn’t date. A future filled with cats and housedresses beats having her heart broken again.

But Naomi still likes men, even kind of stalks—mostly fantasizes about—a gorgeous one at work during lunch.

Her best friend, Kara, is determined that Naomi will be outgoing again. When Kara finds out who, as in a notorious playboy, Naomi is stalking at lunch, she plans to break Naomi of her lunchtime habit and bring her back into the real world. It’s just going to take a bit of deception.

Between all the deceiving, fangirling, and bumbling, Naomi might not be able to resist the temptation of turning her seven-month fantasy into reality. And really, so what if he’s a playboy or a demanding jerk? Her fantasies don’t include love or even like, just a bed or a couch or the back seat of a limo…

Reality might be just what she needs. 

Globug's Review

If you're in the mood for a sweet and fun little romance then The Reality of You is a perfect choice. Lord knows sometimes I need a book that's not going to rip my heart out on the path to happily ever after. I tend to be emotionally weak. Who knew? 

In this story you've got Naomi who is currently a tech geek. Her dream was to play soccer in the Olympics but a car accident ruined those chances. She's twenty four and has a less than stellar history in relationships. Three relationships, including one engagement end with her being dumped. So far that equals to being unlucky in love and life. It's no wonder she's spent the last three years as a home body that enjoys love in the form of romance novels and fantasies about a guy she watches every day on her lunch break.

Naomi's friends are the best though. Her best friend Kara pulls some strings to put Naomi in a job working for the mystery guy. Only now he's no longer a mystery. Kara knows exactly who he is.  Reese Jordon is known for being a billionaire playboy. It turns out he's also a major asshole. At least if you're working for him. Spending a week as his assistant was supposed to help cure Naomi of her fantasies about Reese and it almost does the trick until he starts to open up and show his true personality to her. For Naomi she figures she may as well enjoy a few good weeks with him since that's all the time he usually gives a girl before moving on to the next one. Her intentions are to just enjoy the time together and not fall in love. Reese was expecting Naomi to be like all the girls who were after him just for his money. When he realizes she fell for him long before she knew about his money he can't help but want to know her better.

For some reason her best friend Kara is totally against a relationship between Reese and Naomi. At times she's a real bitch about it too. I kept thinking maybe Kara had once been with him or was really jealous but that's not at all what's really going on. I didn't see this part of the story coming. Naomi and Reese are both hiding a small piece of truth that could ruin their relationship. Remember lies of omission are still lies.

The stories in the tabloids aren't all true about Reese. Imagine that. Once he started opening up to Naomi I really fell in love with him. I was shocked by how awful his grandparents were to him. I loved how Reese helps Naomi get back into Soccer and reach her true potential. They love each other for who the other person really is not who society thinks they are. This was another great story from Jean Haus. 

About The Author:

When Jean Haus isn't writing, she's usually reading. Anything from young adult to historical fiction as long as there’s at least a bit of romance, she'll load it on her Kindle. She also loves to cook. And someday she will create the world’s best potsticker.



Friday, July 25, 2014

{Review} Above All by Rebecca Brooks

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Age Group: Adults
Publication Date: July 18th 2014
Publisher: Elorra's Cave
Pages: 268
Format: PDF eARC
Source: provided by publisher 

Reeling from a sudden breakup, Casey Webb leaves Brooklyn, drives north and settles in a sleepy mountain town in upstate New York. She’s convinced she’s happy being alone—until she reads the acknowledgments in her ex-boyfriend’s hit debut novel, thanking his new girlfriend “above all”. Good thing Ben Mailer is in town. The hot, young Brooklyn-bound chef offers the perfect distraction, and soon Casey is having the best sex of her life—on a mountain, in the lake, all over her cozy cabin. But as their weekend fling turns into something more, the demands of Ben’s family and budding career make moving to her idyllic town impossible. Now Casey must decide what she can’t live without—her life in the mountains or the man she wants as hers. Smart, sweet and blisteringly hot, Above All is about getting lost…and finding yourself right where you belong. A Romantica® contemporary erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave.


We're so excited to share the cover of author Ginger Scott's 
next book!!

Scheduled release date: August 29, 2014

by Ginger Scott

First, I had to remember how to breathe. Then, I had to learn how to survive. Two years, three months and sixteen days had passed since I was the Rowe Stanton from before, since tragedy stole my youth and my heart went along with it.
When I left for college, I put a thousand miles between my future and my past. I’d made a choice—I was going to cross back to the other side, to live with the living. I just didn’t know how.
And then I met Nate Preeter.
An All-American baseball player, Nate wasn’t supposed to notice a ghost-of-a-girl like me. But he did. He shouldn’t want to know my name. But he did. And when he learned my secret and saw the scars it left behind, he was supposed to run. But he didn’t.
My heart was dead, and I was never supposed to belong to anyone. But Nate Preeter had me feeling, and he made me want to be his. He showed me everything I was missing.
And then he showed me how to fall.

Author Bio and Links

Ginger Scott is a writer and journalist from Peoria, Arizona. Her new adult romance, "How We Deal With Gravity," centers on a young, single mother of a child with autism and her chance at love with a familiar face from her past. 'Gravity' releases July 8.

Scott is also the author of "Waiting on the Sidelines," 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 it, and the sequel, "Going Long," now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other e-book outlets.

She is also the author of "Blindness," and the soon-to-be-released new-adult romance "This Is Falling."

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.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Cover Reveal: Filthy Beautiful Lies (book #1) - Filthy Beautiful Love (book #2) by Kendall Ryan

What's better than a HOT COVER REVEAL from author Kendall Ryan? 

Filthy Beautiful Lies (book 1)
Release Date: August 18th
Book Description:

I have no idea why she auctioned off her virginity for a cool mill. Regardless, I’m now the proud new owner of a perfectly intact hymen. A lot of good that will do me. I have certain tastes, certain sexual proclivities. My cock is a bit more discriminatory than most. And training a virgin takes finesse and patience – both of which I lack.

Sophie Evans has been backed into a corner. With her sister’s life hanging in the balance, the only choice is to claw her way out, even if that means selling her virginity to the highest bidder at an exclusive erotic club. When Colton Drake takes her home, she quickly learns nothing is as it seems with this beautifully troubled man. Being with him poses challenges she never expected, and pushes her to want things she never anticipated.

A sinfully seductive erotic romance where everything has a price and the cost of love is the highest of all from New York Times & USA Today bestselling author, Kendall Ryan.
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Filthy Beautiful Love (book 2)
Release Date: September 29th
Book Description:

I never expected to watch Sophie walk away. She was mine. She just didn’t know it yet. New goal: Seal the deal and rock her world so thoroughly she never wanted to leave again.

Highly sexual and emotionally charged, Filthy Beautiful Love is the provocative conclusion to Filthy Beautiful Lies.

GoodReads Link

Author Bio and Links

Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the contemporary romance novels HARD TO LOVE, RESISTING HER, UNRAVEL ME and MAKE ME YOURS.
She's a sassy, yet polite Midwestern girl with a deep love of books, and a slight addiction to lipgloss! She lives in Minneapolis with an adorable husband and two naughty puppies, one of which may be part monkey.

Promotional Event: A Safe Space by E.M. Tippetts {Excerpt + Giveaway}

Welcome to the promotional event for A Safe Space with E.M. Tippetts, hosted by Wordsmith Publicity. Visit the tour homepage to find all the tour reviews, excerpts and teasers.

Title: A Safe Space
Author: E.M. Tippetts
Age Group: NA
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Everyone needs a safe space.

For Lizzie Warner, that space has always been in front of the camera on her hit show, or on stage to a sold out concert arena. Since before she can remember, she’s been a star, but that may be about to change.

She’s nineteen. Her show has been cancelled and now she’s going to play the lead in a new prime time drama series, but is the world ready to take her seriously, or will she be typecast as the cute tween queen forever?

Her network has decided to be aggressive and has invested millions of dollars in an ad campaign for her show, money she’s not sure she can earn back. Her co-star can’t stand her, and the writing for the show turns out to be poor at best. The only reason Lizzie didn’t walk away from the job offer to begin with is because she’s broke, the victim of a decade of bad money management.

Then there’s Devon, the personal trainer at her gym. Arrogant and abrasive, he’s the last guy she should ever find attractive, but she has a hopeless crush on him anyway, and he doesn’t seem entirely disinterested either. In fact, sometimes he’s downright sweet to her. If only he weren’t an untamable bad boy who uses and dumps women like they’re nothing. Though Lizzie’s friends warn her to stay away, he’s the only person who can create what she needs: a safe space. But is there any way she can break him of his years' long habit of being a user?

*** Release Day Blitz, Sale & Giveaway *** Doe Eyes (Good Gods #3) by Staci Hart

YAY! It's release day and we're celebrating author Staci Hart and her new release DOE EYES. Book 3 in the Good Gods series! WHOOHOO LET'S GET NAKED!! (that was just a joke, no pictures please.)  We are extremely excited to be a part of this awesome event! Be sure to check out all the awesome teasers and enter the Giveaway below! Thanks for stopping by! -Hootie


Genre: Contemporary/Supernatural Romance
Age Group: Adult
Publication Date: July 21st 2014
Pages: 291
Publisher: Promise Socks Publishing


Aphrodite knows better than anyone how the heart works. Just don’t ask her to figure out her own. 

She’s been away from Olympus for weeks, which wasn’t near long enough for her move on from everything that happened, to get past the betrayal and loss. She has no idea what she’s walking into when she gets back other than a new competition, this time against Artemis. The goddesses have never been friends, but now they have more in common than ever, though they’d rather face eat ambrosia straight than admit it. 

Artemis can’t help but be smug. Her player, Josie, is a private investigator who’s lost more than she’s won. Every waking moment is consumed by her fire to catch the man who killed her partner, and when Jon comes back into town after leaving her without a word, it’s more than she can handle. She’ll never let him in. Not again. 

But Jon only did what he thought was right, and he’ll do anything he can, give her everything he has to give to prove that he can be trusted with her heart again. 

With Adonis gone and the threat of Ares around every corner, Aphrodite’s past presses on her, leaving her more alone than she’s ever been. She can’t help wondering if she’ll ever escape, and how much pain she’ll endure before the whole ordeal is behind her.

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.