Thursday, April 27, 2017

BOOK BLITZ - How We Fall by Melissa Toppen

How We Fall
by Melissa Toppen
Publication date: April 21st 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

It’s not always about how we fall- it’s about where we end up once we land.

I remember the very first time I laid eyes on Cole Lincoln. It still feels like yesterday when he stumbled into my life with his messy brown hair and dark eyes. Even though I was only ten years old at the time, I knew right then and there that he was going to change everything.

From that point on Cole and I were always together—inseparable—and I naively believed we’d be best friends forever. But forever didn’t last nearly as long as I expected.

We grew up and grew apart, life driving the distance between us, but my love for Cole never faltered. Even long after he moved away, leaving me and our little town behind, I still carried a piece of him with me every single day. Because Cole wasn’t just my childhood best friend- the boy who knew me better than anyone else in the whole world. He was also my first love- a part of my very core.

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NetGalley REVIEW - Virtual Tour - A Charmed Little Lie (Charmed in Texas, #1) by Sharla Lovelace

A Charmed Little Lie
Charmed in Texas, #1
by Sharla Lovelace
Releasing April 18th 2017
Lyrical Shine
Lanie Barrett didn’t mean to lie. Spinning a story of a joyous marriage to make a dying woman happy is forgivable, isn’t it? Lanie thinks so, especially since her beloved Aunt Ruby would have been heartbroken to know the truth of her niece’s sadly loveless, short-of-sparkling existence. Trouble is, according to the will, Ruby didn’t quite buy Lanie’s tale. And to inherit the only house Lanie ever really considered a home, she’ll have to bring her “husband” back to Charmed, Texas for three whole months—or watch Aunt Ruby’s cozy nest go to her weasel cousin, who will sell it to a condo developer.

Nick McKane is out of work, out of luck, and the spitting image of the man Lanie described. He needs money for his daughter’s art school tuition, and Lanie needs a convenient spouse. It’s a match made . . .

READ more of A CHARMED LITTLE LIE (Charmed in Texas, #1) . . . Review, Excerpt & Giveaway . . .

SPOTLIGHT w/INTERVIEW - The Ghosts of My Lai by JC Braswell

The Ghosts of My Lai
by JC Braswell
Date of Publication: April 20th 2017
Publisher: Magothy Publishing
Cover Artist: Marcy Arnold
Genre: Supernatural Thriller

Lieutenant Chris Williams and his platoon flee My Lai—the site of an unfathomable massacre during the Vietnam War—only to have their helicopter shot down over unchartered jungle. Disoriented and separated from the outside world, Williams faces the unenviable task of navigating the waylaid band of survivors to safety. But Vietnam has other plans…

Fear begins to trump logic. Specters of the assault call for them during the jungle nights. The escape mission descends in to mutiny as they discover an unknown threat unlike the Viet Cong hunts them from within the primitive environment.

READ more THE GHOSTS OF MY LAI . . . Excerpt, Interview, & Giveaway . . .

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

SPOTLIGHT w/INTERVIEW - Fire and Ice by Braden Quinn

Fire and Ice
by Braden Quinn
Date of Publication: April 1st  2017
Publisher: Beyond the Moon Press
Cover Artist: The Cover Collection
Tagline: Nothing is off limits
Genre: Erotica
Ice by day and fire by night, that’s how I roll. In a crazy existence that’s driven by excessive amounts of money, hot women, and insatiable sexual thirst, I live the life of a rock star. This diary chronicles nine sexual encounters that would have never happened if I wasn’t one of the most well-known players in the best hockey league in the world.

My name is Braden Quinn, and I play for the New York Rangers. So, sit back, and enjoy my erotic memoir.

READ more Exceprt & Interview of: FIRE AND ICE . . .

NetGalley Review - Virtual Tour - Marrying the Wrong Earl (Lords and Ladies in Love, #2) by Callie Hutton

Marrying the Wrong Earl
Lords and Ladies in Love, #2
by Callie Hutton
Releasing April 17th 2017
Entangled Scandalous
Lady Arabella Danvers is happy with her life just the way it is. She is free to be herself and take care of broken and abandoned animals. Her mother is desperate for her to marry, and has decided to take things into her own hands. There is just one little problem with her plan.

Nash, the Earl of Clarendon has determined it is time to take a wife. He has selected a woman to whom he intends to propose. However, the annoying Lady Arabella has stumbled into his life at the wrong time, and in the wrong place.

But he of all people should know if Lady Arabella is involved, plans will go awry. 

READ more Review, Excerpt & Giveaway of: MARRYING THE WRONG EARL (Lords and Ladies in Love, #2) . . . 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

BOOK BLITZ - Painting Sky (Painting Sky, #1) by Rita Branches

Painting Sky
Painting Sky, #1
by Rita Branches
Publication date: April 25th 2016

Genres: New Adult, Romance
Nobody ever said life was easy…
People pleaser, Jane Skylar wants nothing more than to earn her art degree, start her life, and bask in the bliss of living with her boyfriend.
But things don’t always go as planned…

Struggling with her creative side, Jane finds herself in turmoil, often confiding in her roommate – another, more talented art student, Keith Hale. Keith just so happens to be her boyfriend’s older, brooding brother. After a devastating breakup, Jane turns to Keith for comfort. But when the lines blur between roommate and lover, Jane’s life becomes more complicated than ever before.

READ more PAINTING SKY (Painting Sky, #1) . . . Excerpt & Giveaway . . . 

Monday, April 24, 2017

BOOK BLITZ - YA DYSTOPIAN - Forgotten (The Deception Game, #2) by Kristin Smith

The Deception Game, #2
by Kristin Smith
Published by: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication date: April 25th 2017
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult
The epic tale of Sienna Preston continues in this second installment of the exhilarating Deception Game series.

Seventeen-year-old Sienna is no stranger to heartache and loss. But this time, it’s different; someone―or something―has tampered with a loved one’s memories, and she’s determined to get answers.

The trail leads her to the glittering skyscrapers and modern luxuries of Rubex, the Capital of Pacifica, where she infiltrates the government’s Agency for Intelligence and Genetics. But answers are not always easy to come by, especially when her own memories may have been altered. Luckily, Zane Ryder is there to help her put the pieces back together, his devotion and concern muddying the waters between friendship and something more.

READ more FORGOTTEN (The Deception Game, #2) . . . Excerpt, Top 10 Dystopias, & Giveaway . . .

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Virtual Tour - YA Historical Fiction Fantasy - The Mourning Ring by Sarah Parke

The Mourning Ring
 by Sarah Parke
Publication Date: October 10th 2016
CreateSpace eBook & Paperback
Genre: Young Adult/Historical Fantasy


Sixteen-year-old Charlotte Brontë lives to tell stories. She longs to improve her fortunes through her writing. Charlotte’s father expects her to leave behind her childish fantasies in order to set an example for her three younger siblings.


But the Brontë children hold a secret in their veins—a smidgen of fairy blood that can bring their words to life.


When Charlotte discovers that the characters from their childish stories exist in an alternate world called Glass Town, she jumps at the opportunity to be the heroine of her own tale.


The city of Angria teeters on the brink of civil war and Charlotte and her siblings must use their magic and their wits to save its people from a tyrant with magic abilities. But entering the fictional world means forfeiting control of their own creations. If they fail, the characters they have come to know and love will be destroyed.


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Saturday, April 22, 2017

BOOK BLITZ - Seduction in Scarlet by Christina Quinn

Seduction in Scarlet
by Christina Quinn
Publication date: April 15th 2017
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Sadie graduates in a handful of days, and when most of the people around her in class are worrying about finals, she’s more focused on if she’ll survive to walk across the stage. Byron, her vampire lover, brings Sadie to a medieval style tournament thrown by the region’s Master. His hope is to take her mind off the stresses of the tests and essays–not to mention the vampire who wants them both dead. However, while taking in the festivities Byron discovers that Sadie has some dark secrets of her own.

READ more SEDUCTION IN SCARLET . . . Excerpt, Playlist & Giveaway 

Friday, April 21, 2017

COVER REVEAL - Preservation (The Walshes, #7) by Kate Canterbary

The Walshes, #7
by Kate Canterbary
Releasing May 23rd 2017
Vesper Press
Some things have to fall apart before they can be put back together.
Two lonely hearts.

Just once, she'd like to be someone's first choice.
She's strong-willed and spunky, but she's left picking up the pieces from her ex's lies and manipulations, and daydreaming about taking a scalpel to his scrotum.

Flying under the radar is what he does best.
He's laid-back and loyal, but he wants the most off-limits woman in his world, and nothing will ever make that a reality.

An arrangement of mutual benefit.

Two months, four dates.
Five, if things go well.
Five at the most.
But possibly six.
Definitely no more than six dates.

Only the appearance of a romantic relationship is required, and they expect nothing more from their time together. There will be none of those benefits involved.

One wild weekend.

READ more PRESERVATION (The Walshes, #7) . . . 

NetGalley REVIEW - Virtual Tour w/INTERVIEW - Forbidden Kisses (Blushing Bay, #1) by Annie Rains

Forbidden Kisses
Blushing Bay #1
by Annie Rains
Releasing April 11th 2017
For years, Jack Sawyer’s family has been running their upscale seafood business like a finely tuned machine. But every machine breaks down eventually, and suddenly Jack needs a new office manager, a new kayak launch, and a new lease on life. Then Grace Donner shows up again. She’s smart, motivated, and perfect for the manager position, but if she’s anything like her mom, she can’t be trusted. And Jack has never been able to trust himself around Grace.

Grace hasn’t seen her former stepbrothers since their parents’ messy divorce, but she never forgot them—especially Jack. She misses being part of the big rambunctious Sawyer clan, and if there’s an opportunity to set things right, she means to do it. 

READ more of FORBIDDEN KISSES (Blushing Bay, #1) . . . Review, Excerpt, Interview & Giveaway . . . 

COVER REVEAL - Forever Him (An Obsessed Novella) by Jeanne St. James

Forever Him

(An Obsessed Novella)
by Jeanne St. James
Publication date: May 7th 2017
Genres: Erotica, Romance
This is not just a love story, it’s an obsession…
I can’t keep my eyes off the tall, dark, and confident man who stops in the coffee shop every morning. I want this stranger more than I’ve ever wanted anyone before, even though I only know his first name. As an author, my imagination is my ultimate writing tool, men like Kane my muse. And the minute he leaves, I’m overcome with fantasies I can’t control and my fingers fly across the keyboard, … until one day, I almost snap. My embarrassing outburst has me running out the door when he catches me and takes me to his home.

Though it’s risky, I can’t resist him. And with one kiss, he now owns me. This man will capture my sanity and trap it forever. He’ll steal me one piece at a time until he possesses me completely.  . . 

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BOOK BLITZ - Last Semester by Corine Mekaouche

Last Semester 
by Corine Mekaouche
Publication date: April 21st 2017
Genres: Comedy, Contemporary, Romance
When Johanna ‘Jo’ Gold, witty college life blogger and senior at Rutan University, decides to move in with three male strangers her last semester of school, her life unexpectedly turns upside down. While dealing with her new roommates, A.J., the pompous rich kid who feels trapped in following his father’s footsteps; Rob, the prematurely engaged former womanizer who tries to force Jo out of the house at all costs; and Drew, the 21-year-old virgin genius whose encounters with women have been more than limited, Jo learns that change isn’t always easy and it’s up to her to learn how to survive the remainder of her time at Rutan the best that she can.

READ more LAST SEMESTER . . .  Excerpt & Giveaway . . .

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Virtual Tour - Her Black Soul (The Dark Amulet, #3) by A.J. Norris

Her Black Soul
The Dark Amulet, #3
by A.J. Norris
Date of Publication: April 11th 2017
Publisher: Limitless Publishing, LLC
Cover Artist: Deranged Doctor Design
Genre: PNR
Tagline: Sometimes the fight for your soul is a battle you can’t win.

Humans call it Hell. She calls it home…

Evita the Warrior has no memory of the life she led as an angel before her fall. The only place she knows is the fiery world full of goat-demons and animal-headed beasts. Despite many opportunities to flee, she chooses to remain. 

Virgil the Redeemer lost his mate centuries ago and has given up all hope of finding her…

Accepting that Evita will never return to him, Virgil eases his loneliness in the arms of different females, refusing to get attached, though his selfish ways leave a trail of heartbroken and angry lovers in his wake. During a night of drinking, Virgil hooks up with a demon in disguise and is captured by the Demon Ruler, Abaddon, and taken to Netherworld.

Trapped in Netherworld, Virgil faces an eternity of unendurable torment…

But it’s there Virgil finds his lost love. Overcome by joy at the reunion, he convinces her to leave Netherworld…only to discover the true reason Abaddon lured him to his realm.

READ more Review, Excerpts, View Trailers of HER BLACK SOUL (The Dark Amulet, #3) . . .