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Friday, August 26, 2016

Virtual Tour - Bedded Bliss (Found in Oblivion, #1) by Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott

Bedded Bliss
Found in Oblivion, #1
by Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott
Releasing Aug 19th 2016
Rainbow Rage Publishing
From The Book Junkie Reads . . . Bedded Bliss (Found in Oblivion, #) . . .
Found in Oblivion is the perfect name for this new spin-off series with glimpses back at Nick, Lila and some of the others. With Bedded Bliss being a good start to this new series with fresh new characters (Michael, Mal, Ry, Elle, Chloe, Axl, and more) and their own set of quirks and draws.

Michael may be young. He may be on the rise as a star. He may be in the tabloids just a bit too much. He may have garnered interest of an unavailable woman. He may have just come up with a plan to get more time with his brother. He may have come up with a plan to show he has grown to shed the bad boy image.  Chloe may be a little head strong and determined. She may be hard working. She may be a single mom. She may be the answer to all his ills. She may be the key to his future. She may also come with her own issues in life.

Michael and Chloe took a chance. Sometimes these chances work out other times they just fall flat. Whats done in secret always has a way of coming out. The music was on it. The concerts live. The groupies overwhelming. The doubts that Michael was serious clear. Michael showed that he was more that rock star. He showed Chloe that he could be everything she needed. He was smart beyond his years. He won her over slowly with small gestures and simple things. 

I have not read the whole series of Lost in Oblivion but that was not necessary to follow this read. I was able to follow things just fine. I would say that it just made me want even more to get the missing books from the series in my collection so that I could read them. I think that it would only add to the goodness of the read. Quinn & Elliott did a fabulous job on connecting the music and the people.

**This ARC was provided via Tasty Book Tours  in exchange for an honest review.**

A hot night in Vegas is just what the rockstar ordered... until someone ends up married.

Michael Shawcross is living the dream, opening up for his idols, Oblivion, on his band Warning Sign’s first tour. Until an overzealous fan goes too far and his hard-partying ways catch up to him in the form of an ultimatum from his manager, Lila Crandall.

Clean up your image—or else.

Single mom Chloe Adams is in Vegas for a rare girls’ night out. She wasn’t ever supposed to be attracted to another rockstar. In fact, she’s in rockstar rehab, and the cure for her addiction definitely isn't a sexy, smart-assed guitarist with wicked fingers.

She never expects to accidentally end up his wife. Or to have her new husband suddenly decide that she’s the solution to all his problems. And surprise…he’s happy to show his appreciation in a number of interesting, inventive ways.

Pretending their marriage is real might just be the hottest proposition she’s ever been given.

But what happens when a lie becomes the truth? 

BEYOND OBLIVION - A Rockstar Romance full of sexy fun set within the world of our Lost in Oblivion series! You never know who you'll see show up in the books. 
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Hours seemed to pass while she was on that bar. Lost to him and the fire he’d stoked inside of her.
Now it was raging.
The watery tones of the song seemed to infiltrate her skin. Her hips followed the silky rhythm as she lifted her arms. She closed her eyes just enough so the twirling lights became streaky trails dragging her away from reality. Her fingers brushed over crystals dripping off the overhead lighting fixtures of the bar.
She had enough vodka in her veins to ignore the fact that Michael Shawcross was at her feet. When his fingers skimmed over her calves and around to the backs of her knees, she opened her eyes and met his hooded gaze.
Silver winked from his eyebrow, and the shadow of a beard emphasized the angular lines of his face. He was absurdly handsome. Too attractive, to be honest. No man should be that delicious and be even remotely attainable.
Yet there she was. On the bar, with the calloused tips of his fingers dragging up the backs of her thighs.
She slid her fingers into his hair. The super short hairs sifted around her trimmed nails until she got to the denser wavy strands on top. Just enough to twist, so she did. She tugged his head back, pressing her knee to his shoulder.
He reached up for her, gripping her waist with his huge hands. His long fingers made her feel tiny. Wanted.
His eyes screamed hunger.
No. Not for her. He wasn’t for her.
Wrong type.
So much the wrong type.
Too bad the crackling arc of attraction between them wasn’t freaking listening.
Her breath shuddered out as she slid down his body, her breasts rubbing against his firm chest. Muscles everywhere. The breadth of his shoulders wouldn’t allow her to encircle all of him. She held onto what she could, her toes dangling off the floor.
His lips were right there.
So close that she could taste the tequila shooter he’d just sipped off her flesh on his breath. The bite of lime would still be on his tongue. Her nails dug into his shoulders.
She wanted that lime.
Wanted his afterburn one more time.
She couldn’t remember the last time her skin had felt so tight and responsive. She didn’t want to question it. Didn’t want to play it safe.
Safe made no sense tonight.
She covered his mouth. There was no teasing between them. Foreplay had been the air between them, the lights and the music that followed him around like its own forcefield.
Power and haunting charisma drenched in charm.
She felt the hint of his smile before their tongues tangled.
Slick and dominant, he brought every want into the foreground. She’d believed the lies she told herself. That she didn’t need to be touched. She could live without passion.

Now she’d learned otherwise. The starvation diet never worked. As soon as she’d sampled off the forbidden tray, the craving had become all-encompassing.
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Author Info
USA Today bestselling author Cari Quinn likes music and men, so she figured why not write about both? When she's not writing, she's screaming at men's college basketball games on TV, playing her music too loud or causing trouble. Sometimes simultaneously.

USA Today bestselling author Taryn Elliott is obsessed with rock stars, men, and her unending playlists--maximizing these things seemed like a very good idea. When she's not writing, she's losing hours to hot men on TV, and/or a graphic design project. Multitasking is her middle name.

They decided to combine forces and found that hey...this writing deal is even more awesome when you collaborate with your best friend.
And so Lost in Oblivion was born.
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Cover Reveal - Illusion of Ecstasy by Nicole Loufas

Illusion of Ecstasy 
(2nd Dose in the Thizz Series)
Nicole Loufas
Publication date: October 21st 2016
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult

When Dani discovered the cash hidden in her attic, she had no idea the problems it would bring. With the help of the Marino’s, Dani is able to launder her father’s dirty money, but their help comes with a price. Her relationship with Matt.

Not wanting to hurt Dani’s future or freedom, Matt removes himself from the equation until it’s safe to return. When it’s time to go home, Matt can’t leave his family. Will being with his dying sister cost him the love of his life?

Nick is determined to make good on all the bad he’s caused. Helping Dani launder her father’ money. Making sure Matt is taken care of. Finally, accepting his role as a Marino. Fate doesn’t make it easy for him. Especially, when he returns from Europe to find Dani is falling apart on her own. With Matt out of the picture, Nick contemplates a future with the only girl he’s ever loved.

In the conclusion to Thizz, A Love Story, follow Dani, Matt, and Nick on a soul-searching journey into adulthood. The Illusion of Ecstasy explores the emotional tribulations they encounter without the help of thizz. How to deal with real emotion becomes the biggest obstacle of all on their road to maturity.

Author Info
Nicole was born and raised in California. She claims to be a San Francisco native, however she’s lived in both Northern and Southern California. She credits her creativity to the fact that she attended 12 schools between kindergarten and her senior year in high school. Her nomadic childhood allowed her to reinvent herself often. Some might say she was a liar. While others see the stories she told as a coping mechanism. Twelve schools, in six cities, in twelve years – give her a break. Today she channels her storytelling ability into writing novels. Long story short – kids that lie become writers.
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Thursday, August 25, 2016

BLITZ - Six Month Rule (Kingston Ale House #2) by AJ Pine

Six Month Rule
Kingston Ale House #2
by AJ Pine
Publication Date: July 11th 2016
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Select, Romance

The second I met Will Evans in his three-piece suit with that hot as hell British accent, I wanted him.

That is…until he insulted my shoes and stole my corner office.

Now I have to work side-by-side with the surly British arsehole who just set my career back six months.

It’s fine. That accent won’t get to me, no matter how sexy it sounds when he asks permission to do things professionals shouldn’t do. On the couch. In the corner office I still wish was mine.

Maybe we can’t keep our hands off each other, but I’m sure as hell not falling for a guy who lives an ocean away. Because in six months, he’s leaving for good.

I don’t do broken hearts, but you know what they say…

There’s a first time for everything.
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Author Info
AJ Pine writes stories to break readers’ hearts, but don’t worry—she’ll mend them with a happily ever after. As an English teacher and a librarian, AJ has always surrounded herself with books. All her favorites have one big commonality–romance. Naturally, her books have the same. When she’s not writing, she’s of course reading. Then there’s online shopping (everything from groceries to shoes) and, of course, a tiny bit of TV where she nourishes her undying love of vampires and superheroes. And in the midst of all of this, you’ll also find her hanging with her family in the Chicago burbs.
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Cover Reveal - Tied (Fire Born #1) by Laney McMann

Fire Born, #1
by Laney McMann
Publication date: Revised book with new content coming September 2016
Genres: YA Fantasy/Paranormal Romance

Are some truths worth risking your life for?
How far would you go … to protect the one you love?

Are some truths worth risking your life for?

What if it meant admitting your nightmares were real—and so were your delusions?

Seventeen year-old Layla Labelle’s hallucinations have driven her to the brink—and she isn’t telling anyone. But when her dreams walk into her life in the form of Max MacLarnon, she is forced to rethink everything she thought she knew. Including whether or not Max actually exists.

Learning the truth will mean fighting an arsenal of demons, and being with Max will put her on a path toward her own destruction. When Layla’s world erupts into a dangerous reality, and every fact of her life forsakes her, she must remember who, and what, she is if she’s going to stay alive.

In a world where nightmares walk the earth, an ancient curse lives in an age-old legend the supernatural aren’t prepared to reveal. Layla will have to uncover the secret her ancestors are hiding, and make the biggest decision of her life—embrace who she is and follow the one she loves into a world of deadly myth and legend, or turn her back on her history, her destiny, and her love.

In TIED, Book One of The Fire Born Novels, what Layla and Max don’t know could kill them both. And unless they can find a way to stop the curse—the truth might tear them apart forever.

Author Info
Young Adult Dark Fantasy Writer, Myths and Legends Believer, Voracious Reader, Music Snob, World Builder, Poet, Quote Junkie. My thoughts on Writing, Social Media, Reading, Books, Publishing, and Music. Generally. Author of The Fire Born Novels TIED, TORN & TRUE Author of The Primordial Principles CRYSTALLUM 2015, DAEMONEUM 2016 Author of The CrossWorld Chronicles CROSSROADS (2016) Pub'd by J. Taylor Publishing, Jagged Lane Books, and formerly by Booktrope Editions Publishing.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Virtual Tour - Deeper: Descent (The Deeper Chronicles #2) by Allyn Lesley

Deeper: Descent
(The Deeper Chronicles #2)
by Allyn Lesley
Publication date: April 5th 2016
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense
He’s been a pawn in a game all along…

From The Book Junkie Reads . . . Deeper: Descent (The Deeper Chronicles, #2) . . .
WTF . . . Noah plays no games and holds nothing back. I gotta say that having book one (Deeper) available made this a more cohesive read. I started to just jump right into book two because that was the one I am reviewing for this tour, but I am so glad that I did not.

Noah was dark, deep, delicious in his own brand of uniqueness and raw, grimy appeal. His brothers at arms were just as dark and delicious but with their own personal spin on things. Noah knew all too closely what it was like to move up in the world. He knew the bottom of the bottom.  

With Deeper in action, we find that Noah has clawed, fought, dug, grinded, his way to the top of the heap. All this with secrecy surrounding him and what he has built. He was the final authority in his world. That was until one dare to question him, his actions, his beliefs, his all. Avianna has been misled, lost, confused, deceived, and no more for her. She has taken charge of her life, to a point. Now, she dares question the one man that can rub her raw with the frictions their mutual disdain creates.

The snarky banter. The flippy comebacks. The take charge. The tit-for-tat. Avi and Noah has sparks flying whether it was for control or retort. Sexual attraction was filling the air and causing its own destructive wave. Avi was strong willed and defiant. She presented much frustration. She was a challenging character to read and for Noah to get a bead on.  He struggled with how to deal with her and the sparks between them. Then in the midst of trying to figure this all out. Noah finds that he was not as in charge of things as he thought.

Playing in the big boy’s league makes things run at a faster pace to regular life. Here both Noah and Avi find that things are not always as they seem. There are more secrets, more danger, more complications, more trust concerns, more twist and turns. Noah and Avi are being pushed and manipulated for a purpose that neither of them are aware of. Things start to unravel in small pieces. Hints and clues to various events are starting to show through. Some people are not who or what they seem to be. Friends and allies are not always there for you and the truth has a way of being found.

There are a slew of clues and a slew of new and old face. Backstories that need to be told. And finding a way to make a relationship work that already had barriers in place. Avi finds that she was loved. Noah finds that he still had demons chasing him at every turn. Getting to the bottom of everything has a price. What price will Avi and Noah have to pay to know the full truth of it all?

Allyn Lesley has found her pacing and set this one on the charts. The title says it all Deeper: Descent.  You are most certainly in for a deeper look behind what makes Noah who he is. There are deeper plot lines revealed. There are deeper connections revealed. There are deeper secrets, deceit, and danger. The bridge between Avi and Noah begins to discern a deeper connection. But there are still obstacles in the way to what could be called a HEA. These two books together makes for a read to remember.
**This eBook series was provided via Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.**

The Deeper Chronicles series:
Deeper – The Deeper Chronicles, #1
Deeper: Descent – The Deeper Chronicles, #2

The King of New York is back. And now, he’s got a Queen on his arm. Just when Noah Adams and Avi Linton are finally settling in to their “happily ever after,” another evil is preparing to make a move. This time, the game just got a little more dangerous and nobody will come out unharmed. Determined to protect her at all costs, Noah puts his life on the line for the only woman who ever mattered to him. But that might not be enough.
When the past begins to threaten their future, Avi and Noah must fight for their present. But can they battle against their enemy without descending deeper into danger?
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Author Info
Allyn Lesley writes real stories about real people.
As a teen, Allyn lost herself in the pages of some of Romance’s heavyweights, trusting that a happy ever after was just around the corner. In Allyn’s own writing journey, as in life, she’s learned that people don’t always experience recovery and restoration after a fall. Her stories speak to the gritty side of life where the right choice isn't always easily identified and happiness not quickly gained.
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