Thursday, June 25, 2015

Wicked White {Review & Giveaway}



Title: Wicked White
Author: Michelle A. Valentine
Release Date: June 23, 2015
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Genre: Contemporary Romance


Summary
After his mother dies, rock star Ace White—lead singer of the red-hot band Wicked White—is done with the celebrity game. The phony people, the meaningless one-night stands: he doesn’t want any of it anymore. Quitting in the middle of a sold-out tour, Ace sets out to find some place—any place—where he can be alone.

Aspiring singer Iris Easton’s life has never been easy. First, her mother walked out on her when she was a kid. Now she’s buried in debt, weeks after losing her beloved grandmother. When a mysterious and sexy new guy moves in next door, Iris can’t help but be drawn to his soulful gaze. She can tell there’s something from his past haunting him—something he’s not telling her.

Just as Ace starts falling for Iris, the media go on a worldwide hunt to find the missing rocker. Will true love conquer all, or will the truth be the very thing that tears the couple apart?

Globug's Review

Lead singer Ace White has learned that fame may not be worth what it's cost him. When faced with losing the one person, his foster mother, that ever cared for him he doesn't think twice about leaving it all to be at her side. Her death leads Ace to seek a place where he can be alone with his grief. New name, new hair style, and a clean shave are just the beginning of his plan to get away from his celebrity.

Ace finds the perfect place to hideaway. It's a small trailer park in a small town with no internet. The only potential problem is the landlord. He is instantly attracted to Iris. Though it seems they are from two different worlds you'll be surprised at just how much they have in common. In typical stupid man fashion, Ace decides that the best way to keep his distance from Iris is to be the biggest asshole possible. Only problem there is that it's not his true nature. He can't help but feel like he was meant to find Iris and help her.

Iris has dreams of performing on broadway. She had even moved to New York for two years trying to make that dream a reality. She's forced to return to her home when her grandmother dies leaving her to take over the management of the families small trailer park. Unfortunately she also inherits a large debt.

Their romance is doomed from the start. Neither had plans to stay in the small town. Iris is determined to be a star and Ace is running from his celebrity. They are a modern day Romeo and Juliet. They sacrifice themselves in hopes that the other one can find happiness but they lose each other in the process. That was the most frustrating thing about these characters and about the story as a whole. I was worried they would get their happy ending but that it wouldn't be with them together. I'm happy to say the author came through for me.


Excerpt

“Iris…that was amazing. You’ve got so much talent,” I praise.

Her green eyes light up with excitement like a child’s do on Christmas morning. “You really think so? You’re not just saying that?”

“No. I never bullshit about music. You’ve definitely got the chops for Broadway, it’s just…” I hesitate, not wanting to hurt her feelings, but I know that in order for her to get better, 
she has to be told what she’s doing wrong.

She lays her hand on my forearm. “Please, tell me. I can take it. Promise.”

I stand beside her, so close that my chest nearly touches her shoulder. I’m itching to touch her, 
but I won’t do it without permission. “May I touch you?”

She draws in a ragged breath and then nods. “Yes.”

I curl the fingers of my right hand around her right shoulder and pull back a little so that her 
posture is perpendicular to the floor. At this angle, I can’t help but notice her heaving chest 
and how her perky tits move in sync with each breath she takes.

I slide my left hand against her toned stomach and my pinkie grazes the warm patch of skin that’s exposed between her T-shirt and the waistband of her jeans.

Our contact is fucking electric, and my own breathing picks up speed as I attempt to fight back the arousal I feel for her boiling beneath my surface.

“Everything about you is magnetic,” I whisper in her ear, and she shivers at the words. “Don’t be afraid to open your eyes and watch your audience enjoy you. Be confident and
 project. Let go.”

I let go of her shoulder, and move to face her before pressing the repeat button on the machine. As the intro of the song plays, I say, “Do it again, but this time I want you to look at me.”

This time when she opens her mouth to sing, when she begins to tip her head down, I slide my index finger under her chin and angle her head so that she’s forced to peer into my eyes.

Her words are just barely above a whisper, so I slip my hand back on her abdomen and say, “Project--from here. Sing it like you mean it.”

It’s like lightening strikes this beautiful woman in my arms as she sings to me without fear. The words of the song come out effortlessly, and her voice could rival any of the greatest female vocalists of all time.

She’s that damn stunning.

I nod approvingly and smile. “Yes!”

With that little bit of encouragement, she shocks me even more when she pushes herself to hit notes that are above and beyond what she reached the first time.

Only on the last lyric does she close her eyes while she holds the note there until the music stops. She releases a contented sigh as soon as the music ends, and when her beautiful eyes meet mine again, they swirl with emotion.

Completely blown away, I fumble with the words to tell her just how impressed I am. “Iris, that was--”

Without warning, she throws her arms around my neck and crushes her lips against mine. I know kissing her back is wrong, but I’ll be damned if I don’t want her so badly at this point that I can’t stop myself from giving in. I’ve been so good with restraining myself when it comes to Iris, because protecting her from the chaos that I’ll bring her is what’s always been on the forefront of my mind.

Her fingers thrust into my hair, and I reach down and curl my hands around her thighs before hoisting her into the air. Instinctively she wraps her legs around my waist, and I thread one of my hands into her tousled curls while the other is busy cupping that perfect ass of hers.

“I’ve wanted you since you walked into my trailer,” she breathes against my lips.

A thrill shoots through me at her admission of how long she’s wanted me. “You’ve been driving me out of my mind from the moment I first saw you.”

“Then take me.”

***


Author Biography
Michelle A. Valentine is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Rock the Heart. Wicked White is the first novel in her Wicked White romance series. She attended college as a drafting and design major, but her love of people soon persuaded her to join the nursing field. It wasn’t until after the birth of her son that she began her love affair with romance novels, and she hasn’t looked back since. When she’s not writing, she feeds her music addiction, dabbles in party planning, and expresses herself by working with arts and crafts. She currently lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband, son, and two beloved dogs.

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Monday, June 22, 2015

The Girl I Was Before {Review Tour}


THE GIRL I WAS BEFORE by Ginger Scott is finally here! Check out the review and giveaway below!


THE GIRL I WAS BEFORE (Falling #3)
 NA Contemporary Romance
Scheduled to release: June 23, 2015

BLURB:
I’m the selfish one. I suppose that’s the nicest thing people say about me. I’ve heard the other things, too. “Paige Owens is a pretty girl with nothing else to offer. She’s just a good time at a party. She’s stupid, heartless, cold and useless. All she cares about is getting a guy to look at her. Why would anyone want to be her friend?”

Some of those things are true. Others were true. They’re all hurtful.

None of it matters.

I’m ready to make the hard choices. I’m ready to face the consequences. I’m ready to be the girl I was before, and I’m done being the one who lost her way.

I’m ready to become the girl Houston Orr sees when he looks at me.

Houston isn’t a star athlete. He doesn’t play in a band. He’s never going to be president, and his life is so far away from simple and easy it isn’t even funny. He wasn’t part of my plan. But I’m starting to think plans are overrated, and maybe our stories are what we make them. And mine depends entirely on me, and the choices I make…starting now.

Houston is my fairytale. He’s perfectly imperfect. He’s poetry and life. He’s truth and heartbreak, all rolled up in a tall body with dark hair, broad shoulders and green eyes that lull me into submission. He’s nothing I ever thought I wanted, but the very thing I need. He’s the only guy I’ve ever really loved, and he thinks I’m a princess. I fell into him, and now I’m holding on.

But sometimes life takes away our ability to choose. Sometimes…things aren’t in your control. Sometimes, it hurts to be selfless. My only hope is that when it comes time to choose, I get it right.

Welcome to my once upon a time and wish for happily ever after.




Globug's Review

Here's the truth: Paige has been a bitch so far in this series. She continues to have bitch moments in this, the final book of The Falling Series. But the beauty of this story is how she finds redemption.

I had my doubts about Page being likable after she destroyed her twin sister's reputation and nearly ruined her chances of success on the college soccer team in the first two books. Up until this point we've only seen the selfish and self absorbed side of Paige. Finally she has a moment of clarity and sacrifices everything she has dreamed of for her sister. Granted the things she is giving up are all shallow desires but her effort is the beginning of major life changes for Paige. She has a plan.

I fell hard and fast for Houston. He's twenty one and has had to suffer loss that forced him to grow up really fast. He see's something special in Paige. Though neither of them feel a need to be saved, they ultimately rescue each other. It's important to remember that Paige is only eighteen. She's never been in love. Her boyfriend at the start of book three is a whale sized douche. She was not prepared for everything that Houston would bring to her life. I think he brings the likability to Paige's character. Her sister reminds her of the girl she was before but it's Houston that motivates her to be that girl again. He makes her brave. He says the sweetest things to her. He wears his heart on his sleeve for her and is more than happy to be "her spotlight" instead of in the spotlight. I do love that Paige is strong and will stand up for herself. One of my favorite Paige moment is when she stands up to a little boys mom at the park.

When Paige decided to bring down her sisters nemesis she had no idea it was going to cost her more than just her popularity and her rising star in her sorority. But put to the test she finally learns the true meaning of love and that there's no room for selfishness in love. She's just needs help recognizing that she's ready for it and to get over her fear of not being able to love him enough. I love that her sister and friends play a big part in helping Paige and Houston get there happy ending. I can't tell you about the parts that claimed my heart the most without spoiling it for you. But Paige did win me over and Houston wins as book boyfriend of the year. This was the perfect end to the series. Yes it can be read as a standalone. I recommend you read the whole series or even better, you should just read everything written by Ginger Scott. I will gladly share her as one of your favorite authors too.





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Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling author of eight young and new adult
romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Going Long, Blindness, How
We Deal With Gravity, This Is Falling, You and Everything After, Wild
Reckless and The Girl I Was Before.

A sucker for a good romance, Ginger’s other passion is sports, and she
often blends the two in her stories. (She’s also a sucker for a hot
quarterback, catcher, pitcher, point guard…the list goes on.) Ginger 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. For more on her and her work,
visit her website at http://www.littlemisswrite.com.

When she's not writing, the odds are high that she's somewhere near a
baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce
Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona
Diamondbacks. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college
sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork 'em, Devils).

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Never Let You Go review by Globug


Never Let You Go
a   m o d e r n   f a i r y t a l e
by Katy Regnery

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Date of Publication: 6.12.15
Number of pages: 450
Word Count:  141,298

Book Description:

Regret, betrayal, kidnapping, loss, madness, abuse, passion, love.

In this modern retelling of Hansel and Gretel, thirteen-year-old foster children Griselda and Holden escape from their abductor after three years of brutal captivity, and try to cross the Shenandoah River on foot. Tragically, one of them makes it to safety, but the other is left behind.

Ten years later, Griselda’s boyfriend drags her to a fight club grudge match, and her world is turned upside down when she watches Holden step into the ring.

Though the connection between them is fierce, bitter regret, simmering rage, and a tangle of physical and emotional scars lie between them, just as dangerous as the white water of the Shenandoah.

Never Let You Go is a story of fear and hope, defeat and survival, and two people—once profoundly broken—who discover that love is the only thing that can make them whole again.

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Globug's Review


I'm going to start this by giving you a warning. You won't be able to put it down. It's starts in the midst of two thirteen year old children making an escape from their abusive captor. After three years, Holden and Griselda are finally breaking free and they're caught between the Shenandoah river on one side and The Man (Caleb Foster) in chase close behind them. Only Gris makes it across the river to freedom that day but her guilt keeps her imprisoned for the next ten years.

During those ten years Gris never gave up the hope of finding Holden. She also never allowed herself to be with anyone that would treat her right. She could never feel deserving of happiness when she had left Holden in hell. Technically she was the reason they were kidnapped in the first place and then all the times Holden had protected her from their captors wrath only added to the heaping pile of guilt she carried on her shoulders. But I was still surprised that she allowed a guy like her boyfriend Jonah to manipulate and man handle her.

As the author tells the story there are excerpts of their captivity included at various points that are heartbreaking and make it clear just how crazy The Man was. I was so relieved that neither Gris or Holden were ever molested. Before both kids ended up in foster care, they came from very different circumstances. Holden had very loving parents that he lost tragically and Gris had never had anyone to love her. I was so captivated by how both characters would appear weak or scared but would become fierce to protect each other. I loved the tender moments they had together while locked in a cellar or working in the garden. The simple encouragement they give each other, "I jump, you jump."and "keep your fingers over the letters",repeats through out keeping your heart aching with hope that they find peace and happiness.  Poor Holden had been knocked unconscious when Gris escaped and then led to believe she had been shot and killed. For ten years he no longer had anything or anyone to live for. I would love for both of them to have remained virgins until they reunited but that's just not how their story goes. I wouldn't say he was a man whore but he did have his share of women. He placed no value on sex and never shared his heart with anyone. He was dead inside.

Fate finally brings them together and I hoped it would be the beginning of the happily ever after that they deserve but of course it's never that easy. Holden is ready and willing to drop  everything and claim the woman he has loved since the first day he met her but Gris has so many doubts. She doubts that she can be what Holden wants and deserves. She doubts that he could possibly love her after all the pain she's brought to his life. She doubts that he can truly forgive her. She hates all the women he's been with and lets that cast doubt about him being able to stay true to her.

The most maddening part of the story has to be the interference from both of their ex's.  Gemma and Jonah are two of the most selfish sacks of shit I've ever had to endure reading about. To tell you about the lengths to which they go to manipulate Holden and Gris would spoil too much. Misery loves company and you will have join my miserable state of mind over these two.

For ten years they believed they had to have each other to be whole but as they face their future together they finally realize that they need to be whole as an individuals first. Their faith in each other grows through each test and as they endure more time apart. Holden finds the sense of pride in himself that he's always needed to be whole. I was so pissed at Holden's ex but I will concede that the author made the best choice in how the situation with Gemma played out. I of course don't think she deserved any of the good things that happened to her. I'm okay with hating a character and Gemma and Jonah were two that I wanted to see suffer.

I have so many stars to give Never Let You Go. This modern day Hansel and Gretal makes my list of favorites so far this year. And as for the author Katy Regnery, my adoration of her continues to grow with every book she publishes.

For the month of June and July 2015 Regnery will donate 25% of the gross royalties to the Elizabeth Smart Foundation that aims to support the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and to educate children about violent and sexual crime. (For more information go here: elizabethsmartfoundation.org)



Excerpt from Never Let You Go

This girl. Everything about this girl made him want, made him long, made him yearn to change his life, start his life, finally live his life after a decade of going through the motions. He wanted to get a better job to take care of her. He wanted to stop fighting because she disapproved of it. He wanted enough money to have every tally mark lasered from his arm. He wanted some sort of guarantee that she’d never, ever leave him again. And he wanted all of it now. Yesterday. Ten years ago, and every day since.
Standing up slowly, he let his body settle into an upright position before taking his time crossing the hall to the bathroom and then heading out into the common room.
She stood at the stove with her back to him, her feet bare, her hair in a ponytail, the mouthwatering smell of fried chicken filling the entire cabin with goodness. Holden leaned against the wall, crossing his arms over his chest, a grin taking over his face as he watched her.
“It’s just the thought of you—the very thought of you, my love,” she sang, using a fork to transfer a golden leg to a paper towel–covered plate.
As she reached forward to turn off the stove, some of the leftover grease in the frying pan spat up at her and burned her wrist.
“Ow!” she yelped. “Damn it!”
With a sudden rush of adrenaline, Holden crossed the kitchen in two strides. He turned on the faucet and grabbed her arm to thrust her wrist under the cold stream. He held it there, wincing at the red blotch developing on her white skin. When he lifted his eyes to hers, she was staring at him with a surprised, curious expression.
“It’s just a little burn.”
He shrugged, still holding her arm, staring down at the burn.
“You were asleep,” she said.
“You were singing.”
“Too loud?”
“No.”
“You remember that song?”
“I remember.”
He slid his palm down her arm to cradle her wrist from below.
“The stove’s still on,” she said.
Without dropping her hand, he took a step closer to her, reached around her waist with his free hand, and flicked the burner off.
“I made fried chicken,” she said softly, her cheeks flushed.
“I can smell it.”
“You like fried chicken. I mean . . . you must have mentioned it to me a hundred times when we were—”
“It’s still my favorite.”
They were both silent for a few seconds, and Holden knew he should drop her hand and step away from her, but he couldn’t. She’d hurt herself doing something kind for him, and it just about shredded his heart.
 Just another moment, he told himself. A few more seconds touching her and then I’ll move away.
“Sorry about the singing,” she whispered, unmoving, her breath kissing his throat.
He jerked his neck to face her, his thumb curling into her palm, his eyes searching hers for mercy.
“I loved it,” he murmured.
She stepped forward, closing the distance between them, her lips parting, her breasts grazing his chest through his T-shirt as she stared up at him.
“Holden, I . . .”
Every breath she took seemed to draw him closer to her, as if she was breathing him, not air. He leaned forward, into her, his free hand reaching for hers.
“Griselda . . .”
Her eyes, dark blue and churning, flicked to his lips, lingered there, then slid back up his face and seized his.
His self-control snapped.
After all, he was only human.



About the Author:


Award-winning and Amazon bestselling author Katy Regnery started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract for a winter romance entitled By Proxy.

Now a hybrid author who publishes both independently and traditionally, Katy claims authorship of the six-book Heart of Montana series, the six-book English Brothers series, and a Kindle Worlds novella entitled Four Weddings and a Fiasco: The Wedding Date. Katy’s short story “The Long Way Home” appears in the first Romance Writers of America anthology, Premiere, and she has published two stand-alone novels, Playing for Love at Deep Haven and the Amazon bestseller The Vixen and the Vet, which is book one in Katy’s a m o d e r n f a i r y t a l e collection. The Vixen and the Vet was nominated for a RITA® Award in 2015.

Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, and two dogs create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.

Upcoming (2015) Projects:

The Winslow Brothers (Books #1-4)
Ginger’s Heart, a modern fairytale
Never Let You Go is part of the a m o d e r n f a i r y t a l e collection, which will include five standalone, unrelated novels:

"The Vixen and the Vet" (Beauty & the Beast) - available now
"Never Let You Go" (Hansel & Gretel) - available June 2015
"Ginger's Heart" (Little Red Riding Hood) - available TBD
"Don't Speak" (The Little Mermaid) - available TBD

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

ZACK, Review by Globug


Sawyer Bennett's ZACK, A Cold Fury Hockey Novel is live!!
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New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett goes for a hat trick with the latest romance in a sexy series about cool-as-ice hockey players and the women heating up their lives.

Rising star Zack Grantham has been stuck in a downward spiral of grief ever since the car accident that left him a single dad and put his career on hold. Back on the road with the Carolina Cold Fury and still crippled by emotional baggage, he’s in need of some serious help with his son. But while the nerdy new nanny wins his son’s heart, Zack isn’t sure he’s ready for a woman’s touch—even after getting a glimpse of the killer curves she’s hiding under those baggy clothes.

Kate Francis usually keeps men like Zack at a distance. Though his athlete’s body is honed to perfection, he refuses to move on with his life—and besides, he’s her boss. Still, the sparks between them are undeniable, tempting Kate to turn their professional relationship into a personal one. But before she makes a power play for Zack’s wounded heart, Kate will have to open him up again and show him that love is worth the fight.


Globug's Review

It just keeps getting better and better. I think Zack is my favorite Cold Fury player so far. You meet him in the first two books of the series but honestly the way the author writes each players story it really can be read as a stand alone. Not sure why you would but you will feel like you're getting the whole story even if you start with Zack.

Following the loss of his long-time girlfriend, Zack is not only trying to recover physically but his heart is in need of major damage repair. Sure he mourns the loss of the mother of his child but there are feelings of guilt that go beyond the tragic car accident. He has remained a caring and loving father to his young son Ben. His relationship with Ben is one of the most endearing qualities that made me fall in love with Zack. I swear I am a sucker for a single dad that makes it obvious that his child is his world. Now after four months Zack is physically able to get back on the ice he but has to make the huge transition of finding a nanny for his son.

Kate is adorable. I was excited about this character right away. She's quirky, silly and goofy but extremely smart as well. She makes up names to call Zack like "Petunia Peacock" or "Gooseberry Parfait" to help lighten his mood. Her home life was no fairytale but she is driven and has worked hard to pay her way through school to get her degree in child psycology. She has been a huge fan of Zack as a member of the Cold Fury Hockey team but now face to face she finds that he intimidates her like no man ever has. She may wear glasses but she is not blind to just how gorgeous he is. I love that she comes off a little ditsy but has a spine when she needs to put Zack in his place. She doesn't take his shit even though she's a little scared of him.

After seeing his sons instant connection with Kate, Zack accepts that she is the best choice as his nanny. Then the fun begins as these two get to know each other. Zack had been so numb since losing Gina and he was starving to feel again. Once he gets an unobstructed view of Kate without her baggy thrift store clothes and long beautiful hair hidden in a bun Zack is like a kid in the candy store wanting everything he sees. I love that once he realizes that she's tried to conceal her sexy beauty he wants to unravel the mystery of why she hides it. Kate's studies in psychology come in handy as she tries to help Zack and Ben move past their loss. Though common sense would tell her it would not be wise to get involved with a man that is still grieving, I love that she recognizes that she could be the person that's supposed to help him heal even if she gets hurt in the end. They are so perfect together. Their chemistry is off the charts when they begin to cross the boss/employee line.

Zack struggles with his guilt about his relationship with Gina and his fear of failing to be what Kate needs. He places all these boundaries on his relationship with Kate and then constantly crosses those boundaries. Kate follows his lead every time as long as he understands that if and when their sex only arrangement isn't enough that she will walk away. Hoping that won't happen doesn't mean it won't. Thanks to their supportive friends Kate and Zack (and Ben) find a HEA.

I had all the feels wills with Zack's story.  I experienced all of the moisture control situations. I mean that really has to tell ya how much I enjoyed this book. I have a feeling I'm going to really enjoy Ryker,the next book in the series. So far the little taste we get of him in this book has me thirsty for more.
Author Bio & Links

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Sawyer Bennett is a snarky southernwoman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of thestories that were floating in her head. Her husband works for a Fortune 100 companywhich lets him fly all over the world while she stays at home with their daughter andthree 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.
Sawyer is the author of several contemporary romances including the popular Off Series,Cold Fury Series, the Legal Affairs Series and the Last Call Series.


Teaser Blitz!! The girl I was BEFORE



THE GIRL I WAS BEFORE (Falling #3)
 NA Contemporary Romance
Scheduled to release: June 23, 2015


BLURB:
I’m the selfish one. I suppose that’s the nicest thing people say about me. I’ve heard the other things, too. “Paige Owens is a pretty girl with nothing else to offer. She’s just a good time at a party. She’s stupid, heartless, cold and useless. All she cares about is getting a guy to look at her. Why would anyone want to be her friend?”

Some of those things are true. Others were true. They’re all hurtful.

None of it matters.

I’m ready to make the hard choices. I’m ready to face the consequences. I’m ready to be the girl I was before, and I’m done being the one who lost her way.

I’m ready to become the girl Houston Orr sees when he looks at me.

Houston isn’t a star athlete. He doesn’t play in a band. He’s never going to be president, and his life is so far away from simple and easy it isn’t even funny. He wasn’t part of my plan. But I’m starting to think plans are overrated, and maybe our stories are what we make them. And mine depends entirely on me, and the choices I make…starting now.

Houston is my fairytale. He’s perfectly imperfect. He’s poetry and life. He’s truth and heartbreak, all rolled up in a tall body with dark hair, broad shoulders and green eyes that lull me into submission. He’s nothing I ever thought I wanted, but the very thing I need. He’s the only guy I’ve ever really loved, and he thinks I’m a princess. I fell into him, and now I’m holding on.

But sometimes life takes away our ability to choose. Sometimes…things aren’t in your control. Sometimes, it hurts to be selfless. My only hope is that when it comes time to choose, I get it right.

Welcome to my once upon a time and wish for happily ever after.


About the Author:

Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling author of eight young and new adult romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Going Long, Blindness, How We Deal With Gravity, This Is Falling, You and Everything After, Wild Reckless and The Girl I Was Before.

A sucker for a good romance, Ginger’s other passion is sports, and she
often blends the two in her stories. (She’s also a sucker for a hot
quarterback, catcher, pitcher, point guard…the list goes on.) Ginger 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. For more on her and her work,
visit her website at http://www.littlemisswrite.com.

When she's not writing, the odds are high that she's somewhere near a
baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce
Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona
Diamondbacks. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college
sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork 'em, Devils).

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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Rock My Heart Review by Globug




Title: Rock My Heart
Author: Jean Haus
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 6, 2015

This story can be read as a standalone.

Raised in poverty and violence, Gabe Reed wears a could-care-less attitude like a shield. He expects life to suck. It always has, and he is usually the one to screw it up even more. Drumming for the college band Luminescent Juliet started as a way to release the built up rage inside of him. But when the band signs with a label, Gabe begins to envision a different life. He just needs to stay out of trouble and follow the court orders of his probation.

April Tanner knows most people view her as perfect. From her icy looks to her college four point, she cultivates the persona since it helps keep people at a distance. Because behind her perfection, April constantly struggles with a past that she is trying to atone for but can’t face.

Though Gabe and April seem worlds apart, fate throws them together and forces them to see beyond the fronts they each present. But even an emerging friendship mixed with a growing lust might not be able to overcome the walls built of guilt and insecurity and abuse that stand between them.

*New Adult for language and sexual situations.


Globug's Review

Anyone that knows me can attest to how huge a fan I am of music/musicians.  So I absolutely love books that tell the stories of the colorful life I presume most artist live. The Luminescent Juliet series is one of my favorites. Each book tells the story of a band member: lead guitar, lead singer, bassist, and drummer. This is Gabe the drummers story. Lord knows I love the drummer.

Gabe doesn't try to hide or sugarcoat the hell he was raised in. His mother left him when he was just six years old with an abusive father. His father's girlfriend Sharon is the closest he's ever had to a mother and when Gabe is old enough and big enough to stand up to his dad it's no surprise it's to protect her. He became hugely protective of woman in general .Never able to stand by and watch a man take out his aggressions on a lady. In his attempt to avoid confrontation with his dad, Gabe has always had girlfriends that could give him a place to stay. I'd add selfless and generous to his list of admirable qualities. His pride may be his most notable flaw but I'd prefer that over an egotistical man-whore. 

April happens to be really good friends with Riley who was the lead female character in book one and at one time she even dated Romeo, the bands lead guitarist. Gabe has made it pretty clear he doesn't like her. She is his complete opposite. She tells no one about her self imposed punishment or what drives her to be a psychologist. She keeps her talents and family life very private. She is close to graduating with a degree in psychology but her very insightful professor pushes her to participate in group therapy and now April and Gabe's paths outside of the band have crossed and neither are very happy about it.

One of the biggest surprises about Gabe is how self aware he is. He's super smart and intuitive. When he joins group therapy to try and get control of his temper and aggressive behavior, he's afraid that April could make it difficult for him to openly participate. His biggest fear of being kicked out of the band could become a reality. I found myself often thinking that Gabe had more potential to be a counselor than April.  She can't be completely honest with anyone including herself and that's like a prerequisite for someone who wants to counsel others. 

The magic happens as they gradually become friends and their mutual attraction gets harder to hide. Gabe leads April to her truth and she becomes the calm in his storm. My wish for this story would be that it had continued with an epilogue that went a little further into their future. Or even better would be a novella that gives us a look at where the whole band ends up in a couple of years. My point is that I can't get enough of these characters. 5 stars across the board for Luminescent Juliet.

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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.



Thursday, June 4, 2015

Five-Star Romances on sale


SALE ALERT!!!! 
So many of our favorites made this list. No worries, all of these Romances got FIVE-STARS and is currently on sale for $4.99 or LESS.