Saturday, August 24, 2013

Recovery (Mending Hearts #1.5) by L.B. Simmons Review

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The relationship between Alex and Blake has flourished and we start with a wedding

and a surprise for Blake.

“Alex, you’ve given me more than you could imagine. There’s nothing more perfect than this moment, right now.”

The happy couple soon starts to realize that no matter how much you love one another, love is hard…

it’s work…and without communication love begins to break down.

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I was beginning to break down, I wanted Blake and Alex to have a happily ever after!

Since becoming a widow, Alex is used to being in charge, making all the decisions that involve her children and household. Now a couple it’s hard to let go and that leaves Blake feeling like he’s on the outside looking in and not a member of the family.

“You don’t need me! You never need me! I don’t even know what the hell I’m doing here!”

My heart was breaking for Blake

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he’s such a sweet and caring man who has loved Alex since they were teenagers
and he tries his best to blend into this family unit but Alex isn’t making it easy.

Tension builds and threatens their life together.

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 and when she did…wall sex, the best kind!

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Just when you take a deep breath and begin to relax ZAP…an accident will have you reaching for the

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The author did a great job with just enough angst to keep the blood flowing.

I was happy to see all the characters together again, Harlow Alex’s best friend, she is still funny as hell and the three girls, Nycole, Kyndall and Rylie will steal your heart and sprinkle it with glitter.

A new character is introduced, Tatum, she is Harlow’s boyfriend little sister and sure to be a handful in the next book in the series, one I look forward to reading Running in Place. 5 STARS

Friday, August 23, 2013

Feel the Rush by Kelsie Leverich Blog Tour Review and Giveaway



The New York Times bestselling author of The Valentine’s Arrangement continues her sizzling series with a new novel of a plan that goes awry—in the arms of a soldier…

Picking the wrong men is a talent Meagan Mitchell has perfected. She’s sweet, confident, beautiful—and single. With her thirtieth birthday sneaking up on her, she needs a new plan. No more Mr. Wrongs or Mr. Bads, it’s time to find Mr. Safe…

Army Captain, Reed Porter, lives for the thrill—he’s an Airborne Jumpmaster with a rush addiction. He’s sexy and playful, and he quickly tempts Meagan with his rich Southern drawl and sinful looks. But slowing down and settling down are not in his agenda, making him exactly the type of man Meagan wants to avoid…

As their undeniable attraction heats up, Meagan has to decide if she’s willing to risk everything on a chance at love with a reckless charmer. Is she brave enough to bet her future—and her heart—on Mr. Thrill? Or will Reed finally learn that the feeling of a safe landing is just as addicting as the rush of the fall?

Release date 8/20/2013
 Author Bio:

Kelsie Leverich lives in Indiana with her husband and two adorable monsters that are better known as her kids. Her life revolves around her family (to include two dogs and a cat) and most of the time, actually all of the time, it’s a crazy mess—but that’s the way she loves it! When Kelsie’s not writing, you can usually find her on the lake with friends and family or snuggling on the couch with her kids and a good book. Kelsie is not a morning person, has a soft spot for animals, loves musicals, hates seafood, and thinks laundry is the source of all evil. You can find Kelsie on Twitter and Facebook, or visit her website at


Feel the Rush

  Releases August 20, 2013


The sound of her heels echoed quickly through the quiet surrounding her as she walked down the walkway to her apartment. She felt her heart pick up the pace and fall into rhythm with the soft click of her steps.

Reed leaned away from the door as she got closer. She was nervous, her chest felt like it was constricting around her lungs, making it nearly impossible for her to breathe.

She soaked him up as she stepped in front of him. His light blue T-shirt pulled against his chest and hung just below the waist of his worn, tattered jeans. She loved the way he looked in jeans and his brown flip-flops. She smiled.

“Does that smile on your face mean you’re happy to see me?” he asked, his eyes raking over her appraisingly. He had never been ashamed to look at her. Never once.

She sighed. “I’m always happy to see you, Reed.” No matter how mad she was at him, she couldn’t help it.

His face contorted in confusion.

“You shouldn’t have come to the restaurant and you—”

“I’m not sorry, Meg,” he interrupted. “I’ll never be sorry for any moment that I get you pressed against me. Do you know how hard it was for me to leave that restaurant without dragging your ass along next to me? It took every single ounce of restraint I had not to pick you up in my arms and carry you away from him.” The muscles of his jaw started working beneath his scruffy face. “Especially with you in that damn dress.” His stare grazed her skin, physically heating the path it took, and regardless of the fire that had set flames to her skin, she shivered.

“You told me to go, so I went. But I will never walk away from you willingly.” His feet took one step toward her and her pulse picked up. His chest lingered near her beasts and she instantly craved the feeling of it pressed against her.

His fingers slipped through her hair and his palm rested on the side of her cheek. “Never again,” he said, his voice low.

She held his eyes, waiting for something to pass through them that would bring her back to solid ground, because she was sinking fast. She was anchored to him, and she was sinking. But nothing in his eyes told her anything other than the words he just spoke.

She sighed and leaned her face into his hand. She was done fighting it. She might hate herself for this down the road, hell, she might hate herself for this in the morning, but she didn’t care anymore.

His lips pulled up ever so slightly as she molded her check to his palm. Before she could even register what had happened, he had his hand wrapped around hers and was pulling her toward his apartment.

A slight thrill washed over her from the intensity of his movements. Urgent, determined. No more words were spoken between them—and the silence alone spoke volumes. What was there to be said that wasn’t being told in the way his fingers curled around her hand, the way he led her up the walkway, making sure to keep little distance between their bodies, or the way he looked at her from the side, as if her very presence was rocking him.

When Reed stepped up to his door, she leaned against his back, her hand still held firmly in his. She waited patiently behind him as he fumbled for his keys and turned the lock. He stepped inside and Meagan’s feet helplessly followed—a marionette to her puppeteer.


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My 5 Star Review
 Meagan Mitchell is playing it safe; she has already dated the bad boy, the wrong guy, the cheating guy now she wants Mr. Safe, the man who wants what she wants. She had a 5-year plan but the clock ticking and her time has just about run out.
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Porter, Mr. Thrill seeker his life plan is to live life as if every day was his last. He thrives on adrenaline; he needs to feel the rush and the excitement that comes with it. jump off cliff photo fond7-1372266725_zps11b55974.jpg
“I’m addicted to the feel of the rush. I need it”
Megan decides a fresh start is in order and to travel the safe road only there’s a bump in the road and his name is Reed Porter! What happens when these two meet, she wants safe, he wants the rush… Sparks, beautiful and spine tingling sparks, the kind that leave you breathless and wanton, the kind that sets your body on fire, the kind that makes your head spin, the kind that makes you…scared.
“Sometimes, the things we’re afraid of-the things that scare us the most, Are the things that give us the biggest rush”
Meagan was strong, sweet, funny and she got under my skin the way a best friend does. She was compassionate and genuinely cared about the people around her. I laughed with her and at her and I cried when she cried. Reed is all alpha male; tall, muscular, drop dead gorgeous and sweet, he’s so sweet I have to ask…Can I have one and yes please take me against the wall too!
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Army’s Airborne division and devoted to his men
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and his southern accent will send a shiver all over your body! He consumed me…the way says sugar and draws it out made me feel like he was saying it to me! He stays with you long after you close the book, sugar...
Delicious and steamy scenes will have you turning the pages wanting more,
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“That’s  it, let me find all your sweet spots, sugar.”

just like Megan and Reed did. It was never enough, their bodies couldn’t get close enough or deep
 enough or fast enough…
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“I’m going to bring you so close that you will feel like your body won’t possibly

survive without release.”

Afraid of feeling too much, too soon Megan tries to be “friends “ with Reed but with the

intense sexual attraction they share she soon learns that’s not an option.

“We can be friends, only because you’re too sweet and funny to not want to be

around you all the time, and we won’t fuck again-not is you don’t want to,
but that doesn’t mean I won’t want to.”

But, is mind blowing sex enough… Megan wants more and she doesn’t see Reed wanting the same thing and her clock is still ticking and Reed well let’s just say he’s carrying around pain and doesn’t feel deserving. ( no spoiler, read to find out)

Something Megan wanted has her dreaming of happy endings, but
when it’s taken away her world comes crashing down, and so does Reed’s.

 “He fell to his knees. Not only was he no longer whole- he was empty.”

I can’t tell you how much I loved this story. It was told in both POV’s, more like he said, she said, a style I really like.
I was surprised when Kale and Ronnie from The Valentine’s Arrangement were brought into the story, a connection I didn’t expect but happy to hear they’re doing well and planning their life.
OMG...I absolutely loved Feel The Rush, a beautiful love story with just enough Angst to make your heart beat faster and Reed, well what can I say, he is my Mc Steamy.
The author Kelsie Leverich has another hit under her belt.
The characters were well developed and the secondary ones played a major role in the story.


Striving for Normal by B.L. Mooney Release Day


Book: Striving For Normal

Author: B.L. Mooney

Release date:  August 23, 2013


The most intimate relationship Drew Clayborn had with a man in the last four years has been with her therapist. With a past that has left her broken and scarred, she tries to piece herself back together enough to make it through each day. Whether she’s ready or not, life brings her back among the living, and Drew needs to learn quickly how to deal with her troubled past. When the perfect opportunity presents itself to pursue her dream career, it also provides Drew her first encounter with a compelling man since her devastating breakup with the last one.

Carl Williamson is rich, powerful, and gorgeous. The desire she feels when he’s near makes it impossible not to melt into his arms. He wants Drew and will stop at nothing to have her. Carl promises to be her protector, but he brings familiar concerns to the surface.

Dennis Brooks is a nice guy her best friend thinks would be her perfect match. He’s strong, honest, and sexy as hell, and he makes her smile in a way no one else can. Drew feels safe and secure with him, but she isn’t certain he is strong enough to handle Drew and give her what she thinks she needs in a relationship.

When Drew’s demanding, controlling ex comes back to stake his claim on her, the carefully crafted world she built for herself is turned upside down. Does she need a powerful man like Carl to help her? Will Dennis step up and be the man she needs? Or does she finally become strong enough to deal with her past on her own? Who is the true hero in her quest of striving for normal?


Author Bio:

B.L. Mooney started writing when the voices and storylines in her head ran out of room. They were getting too cramped and neither B.L. nor the characters could take it anymore, so she did the only thing she could do—she made room. She always knew she wanted to write, but vowed to make time for it later. Now that she’s made time for writing, most everything else falls to the wayside. That seems to suit the characters that keep popping up just fine.


B.L. lives in the Midwest and her other talents include in-demand cookies, a very dry sense of humor, and stealth eavesdropping. Some mannerisms, attitudes, or twists come from random sentences picked up while passing by strangers. So speak up the next time you have something to gossip about. You never know, it may just end up on the pages of the next book you read.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Karma by Nikki Sex Cover Reveal

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Book: Karma Author: Nikki Sex
Genre: Romance Release date: August 31, 2013

Sometimes love has nothing to do with luck, and everything to do with karma. . . Marcy Paget worked full time putting her husband through university. When he finally became a success, he dumped her for a trophy wife more than ten years younger than he was, leaving Marcy to raise their seven year old daughter by herself. Even though Marcy knows she is better off alone than with a cheating husband who doesn't love her, she is still struggling to make ends meet. When an ethical dilemma is presented to her however, she never realizes the karmic chain of events that will follow her decision...


Hey there, I'm Nikki Sex and I write adult romance! Yes, you are of course correct, that isn't my real name. I'm a complete coward where my mother is concerned. Luckily my mother is in denial. She still thinks I was a virgin when I got married. I’ve been writing for well over a year now, and this convoluted little head of mine always seems to have another story trying to get out. I hope you give one of my books a try!


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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Surrender to Love by J.C. Valentine Cover Reveal


Release Date is November 12, 2013


After finding herself out of luck and out of love, Patricia Jacobs has written off the male species. No one but her father has ever given her the love and devotion she knows she deserves, and she’s sick and tired of it. Until she collides, literally, with a man whose devastating smile and seductive charm that should be considered illegal, destroys her plans. He’s everything she’s ever dreamed of in a man: handsome, intelligent, successful, they share a love of cars and best of all; he looks at her like she’s his light in the dark. What more could a girl ask for?

Jonathon Bradford, destroyed by a past that has haunted his every waking moment for the last five years, isn’t looking for a serious relationship, until he meets Patricia. Sweet, saucy and as hot as the summer is long, Jon can’t deny the draw he has toward her. For the first time, he has hope. Determined to shake the ghosts of his past, Jon focuses on forging a future with Patti, but he’s always been a master at standing in his own way.

When Jon’s past refuses to be forgotten, will Patti be able to live with the truth about the man who’s stolen her heart?

Author Bio:
J.C. Valentine is the alter-ego of Brandi Salazar, whose enjoyment of erotic tales of romance spurred her to branch out and create her own.

Brandi Salazar lives in the Northwest with her husband, their wild children, and far too many pets. As a university student, she studies literature, which goes well with her dream to become an editor. Brandi entertains a number of hobbies including reading and photography, but her first love is writing fiction-in all its forms.



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Whiskey Lullaby By Dawn Martens & Emily Minton


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Title: Whiskey Lullaby

Authors: Dawn Marten & Emily Minton


Blurb: Julie Walker thought she found true love with Jase. Until he betrayed her in the worst way, with one of her best friends. Devastated and heartbroken she runs away,leaving behind her family and friends. She starts a new life filled with secrets.

When Julie meets Dean, she thinks he is the answer to all her prayers, but Dean isn’t who she thinks he is.

Jase Gibson is a player. Even when he had the girl of his dreams, he still played. When he lost Julie, his life fell apart. He turned to whiskey and women, to fill the void. But, only Julie will ever make him whole.

Nine years later, Julie's back home, but shes not alone. What will happen when all of Julie's secrets are uncovered?
Jase vowed that if he ever got her back, he would do right by her and never let her go. Will he let Julie's secret keep them apart?

When Julie's ex-husband refuses to be her ex, Jase must choose to help her or hang on to his anger.
Jase and Julie have to find a way to give their whiskey lullaby a happy ending.


Expected Publication Date: September 30, 2013




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Author Bio: 
 Dawn Martens: I'm Dawn. I co-wrote a two books(Chase and Kade) with fellow author Chantal Fernando, in the Resisting Love. We went solo on three of the books, she wrote Ryder, and she is writing James, and I'm writing Derek.

Also working on a book currently with my friend Isabella Bearden, called A Second Chance!

AND I'm currently writing a book with good friend Emily Minton called Whiskey Lullaby.

I drink too much, Swear too much, and Read too much. Yes I read too much. I don't have a filter, and I tend to speak before I think.

I'm a beta reader for many authors, I'm on a few authors ARC list, because apparently I'm THAT awesome. ;) And I also Edit. Not a professional, but I do help a few with that.

I have two children, 5&2, and have another on the way. They bug the shit outta me, but hey, that's what kids are supposed to do. ;) Married since 2007. He's amazing, but he's also a bigger pain in my ass than my kids are.

I love to read. and I love being able to write stories that *I* want to read!

I couldn't do this without the help of some very special friends!


Emily Minton

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