Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Cover Reveal *** 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.

EXCERPT:
I’m slow with my hand, and when she sees my fingers near her cheek, her breath hitches again.

“I like you, Paige,” I repeat, my voice a whisper, my lips close to her ear. I barely remember how to do this, how to do any of this, but every movement, every word with her right now feels so natural. “I don’t want to. You don’t want me to. But I do. And so do you. And we can keep fighting, and you can walk away from things, and you can yell at me when nothing makes sense and you don’t have anyone else to blame. I’m okay with that. I’ll be that guy. Even though part of me doesn’t want to. That part is fucking terrified. But the rest of me…”

I step back again, my hand fully on her cheek now, her weight resting on me, her eyes closed, lips still trembling.

“The rest of me just wants to kiss you,” I say, closing the inches quickly until my lips touch hers, surprise hers, claim hers and quell her fears all in one action. Her protest is short, and soon her hands find my shoulders and then my back and she pulls me into her. My hands are holding her face, and we both walk backward until her back is against my door.

I reach with one hand, frantic to find the doorknob, desperate to open the damn door. Panicked that if I break this contact she’ll stop, that she’ll slap me, that she’ll go back to not wanting to…anything. When I get the door open, we both fall inside, but our lips never part, our grip remains tight on one another. Reaching with one hand, I close the door behind us gently, not wanting to make any sound that could possibly get us caught.

This cannot be interrupted. It’s still too new, too at risk for being the only time I get to feel this. Goddamn does she taste like the most expensive drink I’ve ever had. Scooping her into my arms, I pull her even closer to me, until my legs hit the bed. I don’t want her to think anything other than this kiss is enough. I’ve thought about more. Fuck, I think about more twenty-three of my twenty-four hours, dreaming when I’m sleeping, daydreaming when I’m awake. But this kiss—it’s enough right now.




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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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

It's Live!!!


Title:Yield
Series: Legal Affairs- Cal and Macy's story
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Released Today!!

**Due to sexual content and heavy subject matter of an abusive nature, this book may not be suitable for all audiences.

 Yield (verb): to surrender or submit (oneself) to another

Macy Carrington is broken. The strong, beautiful woman that I’ve unwittingly fallen in love with is all kinds of broken from a secret that she has carried for far too long.

A secret so dark, she has gone to great lengths to protect it.

A secret that I’m terrified will one day rip her away from me.

The only time Macy frees herself from the darkness is when she is naked and in my arms. When I am deep inside her body, there is nothing she fears. When she wraps herself around me, she is at peace.

If she would only yield to me completely, I know I can set her free.

* Yield is the final book the Legal Affairs trilogy of Cal and Macy’s story. Clash and Grind, Books #1 and 2 purchase links are below.



Globug's Review

Loved it!!!
So many great things about this series. First of all I already knew I loved the characters from the Legal Affairs series that starred Matt and Mac. I was really excited when Bennett announced a series that focused on their best friends Cal and Macy. Their story starts in Clash and like I said in my review, it starts with a bang.

Yield is the final installment in the Legal Affairs series.  Macy and Cal can't get enough of each other. What started as an incredible "hit it and quit it" quickly turned into exactly what Macy never thought she could have, the love of a beautiful and good hearted man that rocks her world in the bedroom.  Then her past comes knocking and her first instinct is to shut Cal out to protect him. Cal refuses to be pushed away.

I can't even tell you how much I love Cal. He's gorgeous, smart and loyal. I was so happy that he and Matt were able to mend their friendship in this series. He does everything he can to be Macy's knight in shinning armor. He fights for her and for their relationship. I loved that his parents play a part in helping Macy to see what not only relationships between a parent and child should be but also how fulfilling a marriage can be. Cal seriously has the best parents. Poor Macy has the worst parents I've ever read. Cal is her champion and helps her take control of her life and start living the future she deserves. The glimpse at their future given in the epilogue is priceless.



Clash (Book #1):
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iBooks: http://goo.gl/wuQXtq
Google Play: http://goo.gl/18buhS
Grind (Book #2):
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iBooks: http://goo.gl/OAnfZ4
Google Play: http://goo.gl/bk3fCF
Yield (Book #3):
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1Eeiwsn
B&N: http://goo.gl/XAZcYs
iBooks: http://goo.gl/5LKvw1
Google Books: http://goo.gl/CiwPpS

Author Bio & Links

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Sawyer Bennett is a snarky southern
woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the
stories that were floating in her head. Her husband works for a Fortune 100 company
which lets him fly all over the world while she stays at home with their daughter and
three 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.




The Gentleman Mentor {Review & Excerpt}


We're so excited to share an excerpt from Kendall Ryan's new release The Gentleman Mentor. This is her first book with a BDSM theme. So get your poise on and enjoy the heat.



He calls himself the Gentleman Mentor.
Just reading his ad makes me feel more alive than I have in years.
He promises to teach me the art of seduction … and show me the most sinfully erotic pleasures. He’s going to help me become the kind of confident, sexy woman men can’t ignore.
Six lessons … with the most gorgeous man … who happens to be a Dom.
The only problem … now that I’ve experienced his brand of delectable domination will anyone else ever compare?

She’s a client. That’s all.
Or it should be.
But with every lesson, she’s becoming more.
The secrets I’m hiding behind the image of the Gentleman Mentor make telling her the truth—and having anything real—impossible.
I’m training her for another man, and that fact guts me every time I think of it.
I know she’s not mine … but part of me won’t accept that.
Am I willing to risk it all to keep her?


THE GENTLEMAN MENTOR is a full-length standalone novel.


BUY LINKS:
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AMAZON PAPERBACK:  http://amzn.com/1511643552


Globug's Review

 I'll start by admitting I have very little knowledge about the BDSM world. That made it really easy for me to connect with the lead character Brielle. She's twenty-six and has only had sexual experience with two men who did very little in the way of rocking her world. For the last five years, Brielle has crushed on her best friend Kirby. Of course it's just like a girl to think it's her fault he hasn't noticed her. When she finds an advertisement for a Gentleman Mentor it seems to be the perfect solution.

Hale, the Gentleman Mentor, wins no prize for his first impression. He comes across as cocky and arrogant in his responses to Brielle's inquiries. He points out that he's not looking for a weekend fuck but takes his job seriously and is very busy. He helps woman learn the art of seduction. I will say that he won me over quickly though. He's very sweet and sensitive to Brielle. He's very charming and his dominance is a lot more attractive than Brielle expected. I got the feeling also when they first meet that Hale might've known her in the past. It was very interesting to see how that played out and added a little mystery to feel of the book. I really liked that Hale was teaching her how to be confident and helping her to realize just how beautiful and appealing she already was.

Though there was plenty of heat to the story, I didn't feel like it focused on the sex too much. The romance and developing feelings between the characters was still what drove the story and made me want them to find their HEA. I was also glad that Kirby turned out to be a bit of a douche while Hale proves to be the one deserving of true love. I would definitely sign up for lessons with this Gentleman Mentor, if I wasn't married of course.

Favorite Quotes

 "Your body type is one coveted by many men. You're called a spinner. A petite girl who can be sat down on my cock and used to my liking. You should never feel self-conscious about that." Loc 126

"I've found that by and large, men are attracted to women who are able to submit. Not weak, timid women without opinions and original thought. No, we want a strong woman who can match our wit, intellect, and stamina in and out of the bedroom. A woman who is confident enough in herself and her sexuality that she's not afraid to leave her ego at the door and let me push all her boundaries." Loc 463

Author Bio & Links

Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance novels, including Hard to Love, Unravel Me, Resisting Her and When I Break.
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 her adorable husband and two baby sons, and enjoys hiking, being active, and reading.
Visit her at: www.kendallryanbooks.com  for the latest book news, and fun extras





Excerpt
(Mature Content)

“You need to be punished for that little stunt you pulled earlier. Making my dick hard and swollen like that…” He makes a grunting sound of disapproval, and my pulse spikes. I can read the need written all over his features, in his tight posture. The need to punish me is flaring inside him, and that excites the fuck out of me. What’s happening to me?
“I’m sorry, sir.” I blink up at him, my eyes communicating my own need.
“What should we do to settle this?” His firm hands settle on my waist, making my belly twist with nerves.
Boldly, I reach down between us, my hand curling around the weight of his shaft, that even soft, is heavy in my hand. “I could take care of this,” I offer.
His eyes sink closed for a moment, and I feel him begin to harden against my palm. When he opens his eyes again, his perfect control is back. “Would you like that, pet?”
I nod. “Yes.” The idea of sinking to my knees before him and taking his heavy cock in my mouth makes me wet.
He shakes his head, telling me I’ve said the wrong thing, given too much away. “Not this time,” he says, then reaches for my throat.
Lightly circling his fingers around my neck, his lips graze mine. With his hands at my throat, holding me in place, he has my full attention, which I think is the entire point. His thumb strokes along the column of my neck, and he smiles slightly when he feels the insistent thrum of my pulse.
“Being in trouble excites you. Naughty girl,” he remarks.
I make a small whimpering sound as the need to touch him, to kiss him, rises inside me. The masculine scent of his skin, the way he towers over me, even in my high-heeled shoes, the devastating look that says you will belong to my cock. It’s all too much.
“How much time do I have before I have to return you?” he asks.
I can see into the kitchen, to the clock on the wall. “I have forty-five minutes before my next appointment.”

“Perfect.” Placing a kiss at the base of my throat, Hale steps back and begins removing his tie as I watch in hungry anticipation the way he slides the knot free and pulls it from his collar. “Turn around.”








Sunday, May 3, 2015

Bidding on Brooks Review



Title: Bidding on Brooks
Author: Katy Regnery
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 11, 2015


Bidding on Brooks is the first of four books about the Philadelphia-based, wildly-handsome Winslow brothers who are all on the look-out for love.

(Except Preston. He's been down that road before and still has the scars to prove it. And maybe Cameron, because he's super hot, but too hot-headed to be decent boyfriend material...)

Railroaded into a bachelor auction by his sister, Jessica, Brooks Winslow asks his friend, Skye Sorenson, to bid on him to avoid the possibility of any romantic entanglements. Fiercely competitive and protective of those he cares for, Brooks was profoundly affected by the loss of his father at an early age. A witness to his mother’s terrible loneliness and his siblings’ grief, the ex-Olympian has never allowed himself to fall in love.

Skye Sorenson, the plucky mechanic at Sorenson Marina, where Brooks moors his three sailboats, is a credible sailor in her own right…and has quietly lusted after Brooks for years. But her longstanding friendship with Brooks has always made romance seem impossible.

When Skye agrees to bid on Brooks, the two cast off for a weeklong ocean adventure on Brooks’ sailboat, The Zephyr, where the last thing Skye expects to lose is her heart.

Return to the world created in the English Brothers books with this fresh foursome of scorching hot Winslow Brothers!
Globug's Review

Last year, my list of favorite reads in 2014 included The English Brothers series by Katy Regnery. Now she brings us a new series about their best friends, The Winslow Brothers and I loved Bidding on Brooks.

The oldest of the brothers is Brooks. He was only seventeen when his father died leaving behind a wife and five kids. Brooks took on the role of man of the house and many times was the father figure for his younger siblings. Now at thirty five Brooks is rich, gorgeous, an ex-Olympian and one of the most eligible bachelors in town. But Brooks isn't looking for love. He's too responsible to get involved with anyone when he only has five years to live. What?! Only five years to live? But that's just an irrational fear right?

Skye knew when she was only ten years old that she would one day marry Brooks Winslow. For her, it was love at first sight. But the only thing they have in common is their love of sailing. As the daughter of the owner of a Marina, Skye has spent her whole life around boats and over the years she's become a trusted friend and mechanic to Brooks. Yes, I said mechanic. She takes care of Brooks' boats at the marina. He's never noticed her beauty hidden under her ball cap and over-alls. But she's noticed him. Things get interesting when Brooks needs a favor and makes her an offer she can't refuse.

There aren't what I would consider major plot twists in Bidding for Brooks. You kinda know from the beginning what bomb is going to drop to blow-up the potential romance between Skye and Brooks. Honestly, that's one of the reasons I love reading Regnery's books. She makes me swoon for the men and enjoy the journey they take to finding true love. Brooks has let his fear of dying like his father keep him from looking for love and to deny himself the future he deserves and longs for. One of the most moving moments is when his sister has a heart to heart with him and relieves  him of all his fears. With Skye's asshole of a boyfriend out of the way, Brooks just has to prove that he may not be the man she dreamed him to be but he is the man for her future.

I loved the peeks into the lives of the other Winslow brothers that have me salivating for their stories and the bonus bits of info on the English family that I was already in love with.You don't have to start with the English Brothers but I recommend that you do just because I know you will love them.

About The Author:
KATY REGNERY, winner of the 2013 NECRWA First Kiss and 2013 Maine RWA Everything But the Kitchen Sink contests, has always loved telling a good story and credits her mother with making funny, heartwarming tales come alive throughout her childhood. A lifelong devotee of all romance writing from Edwardian to present-day, it was just a matter of time before Katy tried her hand at writing a love story of her own. As it turned out, one love story turned into a series of five Heart of Montana romances, following the love lives of the Yellowstone-based Lindstrom siblings. In addition to small-town contemporary romance, Katy is presently writing a paranormal romance that takes place in northern New England and the forests north of Quebec. Speaking of forests, 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 of all are the messy and unexpected ones. 

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Cover Reveal ***AGAIN*** by Elizabeth Reyes

Title: Again (Fate, #4)
Author: Elizabeth Reyes
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date:  Summer 2015
Organized by: As the Pages Turn
Cover Designed by: Amanda Simpson of Pixel Mischief Design
Synopsis

No regrets. Just lessons learned.

Having lived through the torment of losing his first love to someone else—all because he never spoke up—Sydney Maricopa vowed never to repeat that mistake again.

So when he finally admits he’s fallen for his new best friend, he refuses to lose her too, especially once he realizes his feelings for her might be requited. There’s only one problem.

Her perfect boyfriend.

Still, Sydney’s determined to fight for the girl he loves this time. He has what it takes to go up against Mr. Perfect. Most importantly, he and his new best friend have something even her boyfriend can’t compete with—their profound connection. One he intends to use to win her over.

Until he finds out what she’d be giving up if she chooses Sydney.

Something no one should ever give up. Would he dream of selfishly asking her to? Or should he do the honorable thing and sacrifice his own happiness for hers? Allow the girl he loves to sail off into the sunset with another man as he stands back and watches in agony . . .again?


USA Today Bestselling Author, Elizabeth Reyes continues to answer to her calling on a daily basis. Since releasing her debut novel Forever Mine (Moreno Brothers #1) in 2010 she has now published 9 full length novels total and fast at work on the next. The excitement her Moreno Brothers, 5th Street, and Fate series have garnered has far exceeded her wildest dreams. It is with as much excitement that she’ll continue to put out books related to these series as well as introduce brand new ones very soon.

In 2014 she will take her next step in the exciting world of writing and publish her first traditionally published book with Simon & Schuster/Atria. But she will continue putting out self-published books as well.


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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Final Week of Authors Raising Autism Awareness

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The last week of LIFT is here! What an amazing ride the last month has been, raising awareness, acceptance and action on behalf of families living with Autism.
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Monday, April 27, 2015

Release Day Event


Join us in celebrating the release of SWEET by Tammara Webber! Check out the excerpt and teasers below!


SWEET (Contours of the Heart #3) by Tammara Webber
NA Contemporary Romance

Blurb:
He’s the love of her life, but he doesn’t know it.
She’s his one moment of sacrifice in a lifetime of survival.

He was damaged and wild, but resilient.
She’s always been obedient. Now she’s restless.

Home for the summer between college and med school, Pearl Torres Frank knows two things: Boyce Wynn is the embodiment of everything she should run from, and everything she wants to run to. Rebellious and loud. Unconcerned with society’s opinion of him. Passionate. Strong. Dangerous.

And one more trait he hides from everyone but her:

Sweet.

Excerpt:
Boyce watched me, a lit cigarette in one hand and a koozied beer in the other. We hadn’t spoken since that kiss, other than his usual juvenile quips during biology—the ones that drove Mel and Mr. Quinn insane and made Landon smirk and shake his head and had me biting the inside of my cheek to suppress my smile.

At first, I’d been confused, then disappointed, and then angry. I’d worked my way to acceptance, like when I’d known I was drowning and there was nothing I could do. He’d merely gone back to being Boyce Wynn, who did what he wanted and who he wanted. And I’d gone back to being Pearl Frank—star student, social royalty, good girl.


But I couldn’t forget that kiss. The fixed glint of his eyes across the fire said that neither could he.




Excerpt
In four years, nothing had erased or even dimmed my memories of Boyce. His kiss. His touch. The disorienting intensity of his gaze. I was a different person now, and so was he, but apparently those transformations didn’t matter to this thing I felt. For my heart, he was a grounding wire, the needle of a compass, a gravitational pull.
* * *
Of all the possible scenarios I’d imagined for this summer, living in a trailer with Boyce Wynn hadn’t been one of them. A trailer that at the moment contained one bed. “I guess I’ll just sleep—”
“In my bed.”
The hand gesturing toward the living room froze midair. I’ve heard people say My heart stopped—which of course isn’t possible unless you’ve just died—but I now understood where the perception might originate. “Uh.”
“I’ll take the sofa,” he said.
Embarrassment washed over me. He wasn’t propositioning me. He was being courteous. I lowered my hand, half-convinced I’d fallen into an alternate universe where my mother kicked me out of the house and Boyce Wynn was proper. “You don’t have to do that.”
He arched a brow, his eyes glowing with mischief. “You want me to sleep with you?”
Or not.






About the Author:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of EASY and BREAKABLE (Contours of the Heart series - NA), as well BETWEEN THE LINES, WHERE YOU ARE, GOOD FOR YOU and HERE WITHOUT YOU (Between the Lines series - YA/NA).

I'm a hopeful romantic who adores novels with happy endings, because there are enough sad endings in real life. Before writing full-time, I was an undergraduate academic advisor, economics tutor, planetarium office manager, radiology call center rep, and the palest person to ever work at a tanning salon. I married my high school sweetheart, and I'm Mom to three adult kids and four very immature cats.

website:
tammarawebber.com
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