Friday, August 29, 2014

Release Day Blast: This Is Falling by Ginger Scott {Review + Excerpt + Teaser}

We're celebrating the release of This Is Falling by Ginger Scott! Check out the excerpt below and let us know what you think! 





Title: This Is Falling
Author: Ginger Scott
Age: NA
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release date: August 29, 2014
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Blurb:
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.
 

{Review} Shatter (True Believers #4) by Erin McCarthy


New Adult Contemporary Romance
Expected Release Date: September 2nd 2014
eARC provided by publisher via Netgalley


From the USA Today bestselling author of True, Sweet, and Believe comes a tantalizing New Adult novel about finding love in the most unexpected ways…

Kylie Warner prides herself on being optimistic, but after finding her best friend in bed with her boyfriend and flunking chemistry, her upbeat attitude has taken a dive. Even an impromptu hook-up with her sexy new chemistry tutor only brightens her mood slightly. After all, it’s not like she’ll ever see the tattooed scholar again…

While he’s a whiz at complex equations, Jonathon Kadisch has trouble when it comes to figuring out women. So when Kylie tells him that she’s pregnant after their night of passion, he’s at a complete loss. He’s prepared to be a good father—unlike his own deadbeat dad—but he’s less prepared to fall for the genuine and alluring blonde bearing his child.

With emotions running high, Kylie wonders if Jonathon’s devotion is out of growing love or looming obligation. And when heartbreak threatens to tear them apart, Jonathon will have to fight for the only girl who’s ever made him feel whole…


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Blog Tour: Worth Forgiving (MMA #3) by Vi Keeland {Review + Giveaway}



Title: Worth Forgiving (MMA #3)
Author: Vi Keeland 
Release date: August 21st 2014 
Age Group: Adult 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 




Cover designed by Romcon.com
Model: Jamie Dominic
Photographer: Jamie Dominic Photography



Blurb:

They say men like a lady in the living room and a whore in the bedroom. I never knew the sentiment was reciprocal. Until I met Jax Knight. A gentleman in public, a commanding, dirty talking rogue in the bedroom.

Daughter of legendary fighter “The Saint,” Lily St. Claire knows firsthand how fighters can be. As the owner of a chain of MMA gyms, she’s no stranger to aggressive, dominating, and possessive men. That’s why she’s always kept her distance. But the day Jax Knight walks through her door she’s captivated by his charm. Stunningly handsome, well mannered, Ivy League educated, and confident, he shatters all the preconceived notions she’d come to think were true about men who trained to fight.

But falling for someone so soon after her breakup wasn’t something she’d planned on. And definitely not something her ex plans to allow.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Cover Reveal: Covering Kendall (Love and Football #4) Julie Brannagh


Contemporary Sports Romance | Words: 400 pgs*approx | Heat Level: Mild

 

Kendall Tracy, General Manager of the San Francisco Miners, is not one for rash decisions or one-night stands. But when she finds herself alone in a hotel room with a heart-stoppingly gorgeous man-who looks oddly familiar-Kendall throws her own rules out the window…and they blow right back into her face.


Drew McCoy should look familiar, he’s a star player for her team’s archrival the Seattle Sharks. Which would basically make Drew and Kendall the Romeo and Juliet of professional football…well, without all the dying. Not that it’s an issue. They agree to pretend their encounter never happened.


Nothing good can come from it anyway, right? Drew’s not so sure. Kendall may be all wrong, but he can’t stop thinking about her and he finds that some risks are worth taking. Because the stakes are always highest when you’re playing for keeps.


Cover Reveal & Excerpt: With The Father by Jenni Moen

We are very excited to share the cover for With the Father by Jenni Moen! Check out the excerpt below and tell us what you think!



Title: With the Father
Author: Jenni Moen
Age: Adult
Genre: Dark Contemporary Romance
Scheduled to release: Fall 2014
Goodreads



Blurb:

I had a choice, and I chose wrong.

I thought I lost everything. But when the smoke finally cleared, I discovered that I wasn’t alone. 

Father Sullivan was a force – a living and breathing force, a forbidden desire I couldn’t resist. I didn’t want to resist.  But I wasn’t the only one who wanted him, and by all accounts neither of us should have him.

I had decisions to make, secrets to uncover. Both would tear my heart, my life, and what was left of my family apart.

I wasn’t going to take any chances this time around. If I’d learned one thing during my life, it’s that death is the only certainty. It’s a matter of when, not if.  For every action, there is a reaction. For every choice, a consequence.

If I hadn’t chosen to live again, I would have never known what life could be like …

With the Father


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Blog Tour: You'll think Of Me by Lucia Franco {Review + Giveaway}

We celebrating the release of You'll Think of Me by Lucia Franco from August 25-30!

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TitleYou'll Think of Me
Author: Lucia Franco
Age: NA
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publish date: August 25, 2014



Blurb:
Luke Jackson.

With his thick southern drawl and seductive charm, Luke is the country boy everyone adores. He has his future mapped out, but his plans with Olivia are suddenly derailed when she makes a decision that blindsides him, changing the path they both envisioned.

As Luke struggles to keep everything in check during a difficult time in his life, he must put his trust in the one person who broke it to begin with. The last time they saw each other, Olivia busted his heart wide open, turning him into the man he is today.

When Olivia returns to her roots, just like Luke said she would, he is shocked for more reasons than one. Nine years have passed since they've seen each other, and when their roads collide unexpectedly, Luke can only push his worry and misgivings away for so long.

Things are different now—they are strangers—and the rope that once bound Olivia's heart to South Fork, Georgia is pulling her back in, forcing her to remember how it used to be all those years ago.

Globug's Review of EYES OF THE WOODS by Eden Fierce



Please join us in celebrating the release of 
 Eyes of the Woods by Eden Fierce!


Title: Eyes of the Woods
Author: Eden Fierce
Age Group: YA
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Cover Designer: Okay Creations, Sarah Hansen

Blurb:
Eris Helgren knew her life was about to end. A daughter of the Priory--a generations-old family who protected their territories from nightwalkers--Eris was strong and independent. But on her birthday, her father would announce her betrothal. A year later, she would be forced to marry.

What Eris didn’t know was that the very beings she hunted were watching her, and that being tamed wasn’t what would kill her after all. 

In a land where the woods were forbidden and the laws meant life, Eris will have to make a decision that could bring peace between enemies, or war among friends.


Globug's Review

Eris Helgren was born into a life she would not have chosen. People from the outside and even her family see being in the Priory a honor. The Helgren family is strong and for generations have been responsible for protecting the people from nightwalkers. Eris's ancestors even made discoveries in ways to better destroy the monsters and use their remains to create a serum that could sustain a humans youthfulness. Eris has become a skilled hunter and though she loves her time in the woods, she will never love the hunt. The biggest disappointment in life is just days away when she will be betrothed to a man of her father's choosing.

It almost seems as her mind is playing tricks on Eris as she begins to feel someone is watching her and then spots the red eyes of a nightwalker peering at her from the wall the surrounds her home. It turns out that her betrothal wasn't to be the biggest change on her birthday. She was right about someone watching her. She never expected that the red eyes she saw would belong to a nightwalker that would save her life. And so begins my swooning for Daniel.

Eris finds herself being chased by two nightwalkers that nearly take her life. Daniel decides to claim her which means he changes her into a nightwalker as well. He's so sweet and gentle with her as the change mends her wounds. When Eris was a child she once told her family she wanted to be a night walker. It's no wonder she takes so quickly to the changes that come with being claimed. It's like she was meant to be one of them all along except for now she's lost her family. Surely they would never accept her change.

Daniel and Eris spend most of their time together in the next few weeks. It's clear that Daniel has been developing feelings for Eris for quite some time. Eris learns that so much of what the humans believe about the nightwalkers is false. She adjusts into life among the nightwalkers but her need to be with her family only continues to grow. Daniel is convinced that together he and Eris can help form a truce between the humans and the nightwalkers by convincing her father of the truth of the immortals. But again not all is as it seems. Other forces are at work to keep the two species apart. Though Eris's choice could be the difference between peace and war I was happy the choice was never about having to choose anything over Daniel. That is probably my favorite thing about the story is how their relationship grows and is never brought into question. I loved their tender moments and while I can't lie and say I didn't want more intimate moments between them, it wasn't necessary to make me love the story. By the last forty percent of the story I couldn't put it down. I was surprised by some of the character losses and can't say for sure what happened to the guy that Eris' father had chosen for her. But I was fully claimed by the action and had to see where this story would go. 

With Twilight being the reason I began reading books for enjoyment in the first place I was concerned about being able to get into another vampire story. It can be hard to not want to compare all other vampires to ones created in Twilight. I'm happy to say Eyes Of The Woods stood apart and I fell in love with Daniel and Eris. I also loved other supporting characters like her brothers that I hope will have stories in the future. My biggest praise goes to the author for writing such an incredible debut novel at only fourteen. I'm so proud for her and will look forward to her next book.





EXCERPT
The Priory was all that was familiar to me. No matter how much blood we shed, how many lives we watched slip away, or how many mornings I spent wondering if I would go to Hell for what I’d done, it was my calling.

The sunset before me was beautiful, unlike any other. Without knowing why, I took a moment to appreciate the orange and pinks swirling in the sky as the burned circle sizzled against the horizon. Our lands were the most beautiful of the six territories the Priory guarded, and also the most dangerous. My father led the people of Ona, the oldest of them all.

Glass clinked together downstairs, and the noise snapped me back to reality. It was likely Father, already awake and organizing supplies. Father was respected, admired, and feared, and as many nights as I had spent watching him slay monsters, I didn’t question the devotion that Onans felt for him. After all, I felt the same.
 

My father was the strongest man I knew, and often I wondered if he would live forever. Nearly seventeen, and standing five foot eight, I was strong and tall for a girl. Father still towered over me, his burly arms thicker than my waist.

The sun slipped behind the snowcapped mountains in the distance, and my fingers began to twitch. Sunset meant time for hunting—a duty I tried to love but secretly despised, almost as much as the extravagant red gown worn by the metal dress form in the middle of my bedroom. The layers of scarlet fabric had been taunting me for weeks, creating a fury inside me that multiplied every time I laid eyes upon it.

Seventeen meant many things. More freedom, more respect, but it also meant the announcement of a young Onan woman’s betrothal, and there was a loathing inside me that I had never sensed before. As was customary, Father hadn’t yet told me whom he’d chosen. His faith to the tradition was just as well; knowing would make me dread it all the more.

I had as much enthusiasm for being promised to a man as I did for killing.. It all felt like chains, weighing me down and holding me back from being whom I was meant to be—whoever that was.

I crept from my bed and padded down the hall in my bare feet to wake my brothers. They more than accepted our station, relishing the advantages that being Priory brought, and who could blame them?

Everyone who lived in the clearings along the edges of the vast forests that made up our lands daydreamed about what it would be like to be a Prior. Old women wished for their daughters to marry into our family, and young men sang songs about dreams of being born into the Priory. They all sought to be one of us. Everyone but me.
 





About the Author:


Eden Fierce was born on August 25, 1999 and lives in Enid, Oklahoma with her parents and two siblings. Eyes of the Woods is her debut novel, although it's only one of nine novels she has completed. Eden enjoys writing, reading, and high school cheer and volleyball.
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Cover Reveal: First Encounters Anthology


First Encounters anthology 8 full length romance novels 8 sassy authors





The First Encounters anthology is a compilation of eight full length novels, each of which was the first from the following authors:

L.L. Collins - Living Again
Skye Turner - Alluring Turmoil
S.C. Ellington - Unsettled
T.H. Snyder - Touch Me
T. Renee Fike - Needing You
Joanne Schwehm - Unexpected Chance
Regina Bartley - Klay
J.M. Witt - Letting Go




**ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS ANTHOLOGY WILL BENEFIT ALEX'S LEMONADE STAND, A CHARITY THAT ASSISTS WITH CHILDHOOD CANCER.**



Globug reviews RELUCTANTLY ROYAL by Nichole Chase





Maxwell Jameson Trevor, prince of Lilaria, hates his royal role. Despising the limelight, he takes solace in his art studio and steers clear of any drama. But when one of the newly discovered royals passes away, Maxwell's brother Alex asks him to break the news to the old man's granddaughter. Though he hates to be the bearer of doom and gloom, he doesn't want the poor girl to find out from the tabloids. For Maxwell knows all too well how devastating that could be.

Coming from a broken home and modest background, newly ordained Lady Meredith Thysmer has seized her chance to make a better life for herself and her son. She's not afraid to use her best assets to get what she wants. But when the unpretentious yet devastatingly handsome Max delivers his news, her plans for the future come crashing to a halt. In the challenging days ahead, Max's compassion, humor, and steadfast loyalty to Meredith and her son win her over. She quickly finds herself doing something she swore would never happen again: falling in love. And yet Maxwell still refuses to completely drop his guard. Somehow Meredith's got to find a way to seduce this reluctant royal.


Globug's Review

Yay!!!!! I'm so excited to say I loved Reluctantly Royal. It's the final installment of this series. It truly is a fairy tale for moms. 

Max has been a player much like his older brother Alex but has done a much better job at avoiding publicity. As a boy, he was devastated when the press was the first to announce to him that his father had been killed in an accident. So he has spent years avoiding the lime light and even his Royal duties at times if he would be required to be the center of attention. 

At the start, Meredith is a single mother having had a son at the age of seventeen. The father left as soon as the test came back positive so she's not too keen on men and has spent the last six years without any intimate relations with men at all. Not even kisses. She's a singer on stage in England. She loved performing because "music had a way of easing the soul, and you never knew when someone needed the break it could offer." Yeah, she basically had me at hello. When Meredith's grandfather passes away, one of the Royal family members must give her the news. Max actually volunteers. He's determined to protect her and her son Marty from the overwhelming hounding of the press. He had no idea she would also need protecting from her father. Meredith's father is an angry drunk that has at times taken out his anger physically and verbally on her. 

And so  it begins. I loved every minute of Max and Meredith together. It's love at first kiss though neither would dare admit it. Max is most definitely not looking for love and would never think to find it with someone that already had a child. But his moments spent with Marty are easier and more fun than could've imagined as well. His brother, sister, and sister-in-law have a grand time teasing Max as they watch him falling in love with Meredith and Marty. I loved the return of the characters from the previous two books. Their message of family first is refreshing and their loving though at times teasing banter with one another is one of my favorite things about the series as a whole. 

Meredith is not easily convinced to accept the help the Royal family offers her but she is quickly treated as family and finds comfort in having them there to manage the arrangements for her grandfather's funeral. Her father continues to make things difficult throughout the story but in the end they have a moment of clarity. It was hard to believe the story only spanned a weeks time. Another one of the things I loved about this romance was that though Max and Meredith dealt with some heavy circumstances, their relationship wasn't really tested with a lot of angst like most romances. Their feelings continued to grow until they finally couldn't keep from sharing them. They both get a future that they would not have asked for but now wouldn't trade for anything in the world.

 Favorite Quotes

"Apparently I had lost my balls overnight, because all I could do was worry. Worry about Meredith dealing with her father. Worry about Marty not having his great grandfather to go fishing with. Worry about the way that stubborn woman made me feel. I was going to have a period any minute." pg.69
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"Do they teach princes to say things like that when you're growing up? How to Melt a Woman's Heart 101?" 
"Actually the class is called Panty-Dropping 101." He raised one eyebrow.

I looked down at my feet. "Nope. They're still in place. Maybe you need a refresher course."
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As I turned to leave the room, my eyes fell on a sketch pad and I couldn’t help myself. Sitting back down in the chair I flipped it open and smiled at the drawings inside. Marty had promise for such a young kid. Turning to a blank page, I glanced around and searched for a pencil. Charcoal would be best, but pencil would do.

I started with the lines of his forehead, the curve of his impish nose, the roundness of his cheeks. I was lost in the sketch, enjoying the shadows, the tenderness in his expression, working to capture that moment of utter innocence.

“That’s beautiful.” Her voice was soft.

I looked up from what I was doing, not surprised that she had snuck up on me. When I’m lost in a project, the world disappears; the only thing I’m aware of are the layers of the project I’m working on.

“He’s a good subject.” I turned back to the paper and finished up the shading of the blanket.

“Only because he’s asleep and not moving.” Her quiet laugh sent shivers over my body.

“That does help.” I smiled up at her. “But it’s the contrast. The contrast of him awake versus him asleep. He looks so young right now, so innocent.”

“What do you mean?” She leaned closer to look at the picture.

“He’s so mature, quick-witted.” I whispered the words. “But here he is, looking like the child he is.”

“His teachers say that,” she said. “That he’s quick to pick things up.”

“I’d say so.” I turned and handed her the sketch pad. “I hope you don’t mind that I drew him. The light and shadows were too perfect to resist.” Sort of like her right now. The way the moonlight glinted in her eyes and shone along her hair. Her perfect features would make any artist ache to draw them. Her pixie nose, the heavy eyelashes, the curve of her body hinted at by the oversized sweater she had wrapped around herself. It made my palms itch. Partly because I just wanted to touch her, to see if she would taste as sweet as she looked in that moment.

“Thank you for keeping him entertained.” She stood up. “Can I keep this?”

“Of course.” I stood up and stretched. Her eyes swept over my chest and then back up to my face. Maybe I wasn’t the only one tempted to touch. I hated to admit it, but I had a flare of pride. “I enjoyed hanging out with him.”

I was surprised to realize I meant it. I never would have thought spending time with a six-year-old would have been enjoyable.

“Looks like he did too.” She moved away from the door and I followed her into the hallway.

“Did you get everything settled?”

“I think so.” She frowned.

“What’s wrong?” Her expression worried me.

“Granddad would have hated a large ceremony.” She sighed and headed for the stairs. “But I guess that as a duke there are some things that have to happen.”

“I don’t blame your grandfather.” I followed behind her. “I would want a small ceremony, not to be made into a production.”

“I’m starting to think you don’t like any type of production.” She looked at me over shoulder.

“Not really, no.” I wasn’t going to lie. “I don’t like being the focus, being the center of attention. It makes me uncomfortable.” I wasn’t going to lie, but I hadn’t intended to tell her so much about me.

“And yet you agreed to help me with my grandfather’s funeral.” She turned to me at the bottom of the stairs and set the sketch pad on a table. “Why?”

I stared at her for a minute, enjoying the way her eyes looked up at me, the tilt of her chin, the way her hair cascaded around her shoulders. “I don’t know.”
Unable to help myself, I reached out and touched her cheek with my fingers. Her pupils dilated and she inhaled softly. With one thumb I traced the dip under her plump bottom lip. Her hand reached up to trace my jaw and she took a step closer to me.

“You should be running from me as fast as you can.” She whispered the words. “I’m everything you don’t want.”

“I’m not so sure.”

“I live for the spotlight, it’s my food.” Her eyes were half lidded as she edged closer to my mouth. “And you’ve seen my family. I’m trouble, Max.”
Did I care? I wasn’t sure I was capable of making a real decision as her smell wrapped around my senses. The only thing I knew was that I wanted to taste her, to touch her, to press her against my body. To hear her say my name again.

Dipping my head, I grazed her lips with mine and I was lost. On a sigh, she leaned into me and wrapped her hands around my neck. Tilting her head back, I brought my mouth to hers carefully, softly, tasting. I wanted to deepen the kiss, to hear her moan, to feel the way her body could wrap around mine, but I kept it soft, sweet, and simple. She was in such a hard place, she needed to be protected, treasured by someone.

And right now, I was that person.



Nichole Chase Bio:

Nichole Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Suddenly Royal, Flukes, The Dark Betrayal Trilogy, and several short stories. She is also the instructor of Say What? a dialogue class at the Romance Academy.

Nichole lives in Georgia with her husband, energetic daughter, superhero dog, Sulcata tortoise, and two cats. When not writing, you may find her reading, painting, crafting, or chasing her daughter around the house while making monster noises. 



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Monday, August 25, 2014

Release Day Event & Giveaway: The Only Answer by Magan Vernon

I am extremely excited to be participating in today's release event because I loved this book's companion THE ONLY EXCEPTION so very much! Trey Chapman is one of my all time favorite book men and I can't wait to see more from him and Monica in this one! Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you take advantage of the sale price for the first two books in this series, you won't regret it! Be sure to enter the Giveaway before you leave! <3 Hootie



Author: Magan Vernon
Age Group: NA
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 8/25/14






Blurb:
The sequel to the international hit, The Only Exception.


A boy burdened with a family legacy.

A girl haunted by a shattered past.

Both searching for answers to a future threatened by the unknown.

Three years ago, conservative Trey Chapman and liberal Monica Remy met their match in one another - and made the only exception that would change their lives forever.

Now, Trey's father is running for president, forcing Trey and Monica to put aside their personal beliefs to be the model of perfection.

But fate has other ideas, casting the family in scandal.

Some seek to use that disgrace to further their family legacy, while others refuse to let go of the past. Trey and Monica soon find themselves lost among questions that challenge their true feelings. Will they be able to rediscover that the only answer lies with one another, or will they lose each other forever?