Saturday, November 30, 2013

Cover Reveal: Because of Ellison by M.S. Willis

 
 
 
 
Because of Ellison
M.S. Willis

 

 

When I was nineteen years old, I lived for sex, drugs and a good party. I had it all - good looks, a fast car and a hot girlfriend. Nothing in life was more important. 

That was, until I met Ellison James….

Since the moment I first saw her she was a raging bull; tackling me in the mud and throwing out insults as fast as her tongue could form the sound. 

She was snarky 
She was rude 
And she pissed me off like no other woman could.

I lived beside her for a summer and in the three months that I walked by her side...

She opened my eyes
She changed my life
And she made me a better man

 

Excerpt: 

I inched closer to her and noticed the bed dip as she moved to sit beside me. “El…right now, you’re obviously hurting and I’m not going to let you hurt alone.
You say what you need to say.
Pretend I’m not here. Pretend there’s nothing to hear you.
I’ll take whatever load you can’t bear and I’ll carry it out of this room when I leave.
But dammit, I’m not going to leave you here alone to bear it by yourself. So cry or scream or hit me. You do whatever you need to do.
We’ll keep the lights off. You won’t see me, but I’m here for you to use me.
Just talk El – don’t think of me as poor pathetic Hunter who needs to straighten out his shit.
Just think of me as a way to let go of everything that’s hurting you.” I paused but quietly added, “You’ve been taking care of me since I’ve been here, El; please, for once – just let me take care of you.”

 

Pre-Release: Say You Will by Kate Perry


NEW SERIES
BY BESTSELLING AUTHOR KATE PERRY
SUMMERHILL
 
 
 

 
Summerhill, #1
An Adult Contemporary Romance
Releasing December 4, 2013
Published by Phoenix Rising Enterprises, Inc.

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Kate will be hosting a contest on her Facebook page in honor of Say You Will's release!
 
 
If you would like to check it out, please visit her page.


Over 3 million readers have fallen in love with the women of Kate Perry's bestselling Laurel Heights series... Now meet her Summerhill sisters.

Summerhill, Book 1:

Rosalind Summerhill is on the verge of becoming the next Vera Wang, as far away from her family and their drama as she can get. The last thing she wants is to leave San Francisco for London, especially not to deal with her father's latest scandal—dying in his mistress's arms. At least she can find comfort in knowing she can leave after the memorial. Little did she know. Not only is her father's will missing but, according to his lawyer, her mother will lose everything if it's discovered. Reluctantly joining forces with her sisters to seek and destroy the will is the only way of ensuring her father doesn't win in the end. Enter Nick Long, the one bright spot about being in London. Nick's everything she's ever dreamed of in a man—supportive, eager to help, and bone-meltingly hot. But Nick's motives aren't as pure as they seem, and the secret he's keeping may tear Rosalind's family and fortune apart.


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About the Author:



Kate has tangoed at midnight with a man in blue furry chaps, dueled with flaming swords in the desert, and strutted on bar tops across the world and back. She’s been kissed under the Eiffel Tower, had her butt pinched in Florence, and been serenaded in New Orleans. But she found Happy Ever After in San Francisco with her Magic Man. Kate’s the bestselling author of the Laurel Heights Novels, as well as the Family and Love and Guardians of Destiny series. She’s been translated into several languages and is quite proud to say she’s big in Slovenia. All her books are about strong, independent women who just want love. Most days, you can find Kate in her favorite cafĂ©, working on her latest novel. Sometimes she’s wearing a tutu. She may or may not have a jeweled dagger strapped to her thigh…

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Friday, November 29, 2013

Review Tour: Only For You by Genna Rulon

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Only For You
Genna Rulon
Only For You Series - Book #1
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
 
Publication Date: September 24, 2013
 
 
Synopsis:
 
“In its purest form love is self-sacrificing, eternal, selfless, enduring, truthful, forgiving and indulgent. It also feels an awful lot like a kick to the stomach when you try to fight it!”
All Everleigh Carsen wanted to do was complete her final semester at Hensley University and begin the life she carefully planned.
 
When a wave of violent crime seizes campus, Everleigh is persuaded to attend a school sponsored self-defense seminar by her best friend, where she meets volunteer instructor, Hunter Charles. After Everleigh’s biting sarcasm induces Hunter to eject her from class, a tempestuous relationship is born. Everleigh is determined to forget the striking man, but fate—that fickle shrew—continuously intervenes.
 
Unable to escape him, she declares Hunter an enemy combatant. The only complication…Hunter is resolutely pursuing vindication…by any means necessary. Verbal warfare ensues, and despite Everleigh’s ingenious efforts, in Hunter, she has finally found her equal.
 
 
Only For You is a compelling tale of friendship, desire, and redemption—brimming with intelligent characters, witty dialogue, unexpected twists, profound sorrow, unfettered hope, and love’s unassailable perseverance.
 
 
Author:Genna Rulon Website: http://www.gennarulon.com Email: genna@gennarulon.com


Bio: Only for You Genna R author

After 15 years in the corporate world, Genna, an avid reader, fantasized about penning her own stories. Encouraged by the success of her favorite authors, many of whom are self-published, she committed to pursuing her aspirations. Genna was raised in Long Island, New York, where she still resides, surrounded by the most extraordinary family and friends.

Married to a wonderful man, who patiently tolerates her ramblings about whichever book she is currently working on (he even feigns interest relatively convincingly). Genna is blessed with two little boys who do their best to thwart mommy's writing time with their hilarious antics and charming extrapolations. All of Genna’s novels are brought to you courtesy of coffee and Disney Junior.

Quotes: "You’re going to listen to me, and for once you’re going to hear what I say and not read between lines that aren’t there.”

“I was a fool, alone, preparing to do what every fool did at such times—I was going to a bar to drink myself smart.”

“He had a skull and crossbones label on him, but I drank his poison nevertheless and loved it; now I needed an antidote.”

“If you don’t remember your value, no one else will. Don’t ever settle, Ev. You’re far too precious a treasure to squander.”

"You'll continue to be a bitch no matter what, but I'm glad you aren't a callous, self-absorbed one."

“I stepped off the merry-go-round for a reason. It made me dizzy and I kept ending up in the same spot. It may have been fun for a short ride, but was never headed anywhere.”

"Jose had loosened my tongue; curse him, the ninety proof bastard."


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FYI, the second book in the series, Pieces For You (For You Series #2), is scheduled to be released December 1, 2013. I can't wait to get my hands on this one too!


My Review: 3.5 stars

I received an arc from the author for an honest review. Considering this is the author’s first novel I think she did a good job in developing the characters. Besties is the only way to describe the friendship between Sam Whitney and Everleigh Carsen, friends for over fifteen years they were more like sisters.  photo bff_zpsd47f2e23.jpg

The plot revolves around a string of attacks on campus prompting Sam and Everleigh to sign up for self-defense classes.  photo knifeanimated_zpsd779835c.gif

A whodunit with a twist, Hunter Charles the instructor is sexy and intriguing and the chemistry between him and Everleigh is forefront in their friendship.

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They were always one upping the other, a war of words so to speak, only he keeps a part

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of himself a secret… I have to admit, I didn’t see that coming Not much steam, there are two

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relatively short scenes which lacked the hotness I craved. I like sizzle with my leading men but all in all a good storyline.

The secondary characters Sam and Rob played a major role in bringing the story to conclusion with surprises and Griffin, I need to know more about him. He’s the bartender at Stop and I know he’s gonna be hot in the next book “Pieces for You” Sam’s story.

I just hope he’s hot enough to satisfy both Sam and me.

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:About Twisted:
Maya Anderson has faced more than her share of tragedy and heartbreak. For the past six years she’s constantly been on the move with her mom. When another disaster strikes, she finds herself back in her childhood hometown of Beaumont, living with her older sister for her senior year.


A chance meeting reacquaints her with Ben McCaffey, a long-forgotten classmate from her past. After the death of his girlfriend, Ben has become a social outcast. He’s despised by some and feared by most. 



Determined to become Ben’s friend, Maya begins to break through his layers of emotional protection. It isn’t long before they realize that they both have secrets in their pasts. As the line between dealing with grief and struggling with a desire for revenge begins to fade, the secrets that draw them together may be what will ultimately tear them apart. Because the closer Maya gets to Ben, the more dangerous her situation becomes.



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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Blitz: Lost in France by Jani Kay




Firebird Series: Lost in France

Lost in France is an erotic contemporary romance novel set in Paris, the city of Love and Romance. Part 1 of 3 in the exciting new Firebird Series.

Title:    LOST IN FRANCE
Author:   JANI KAY
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Series:   FIREBIRD TRILOGY – BOOK ONE
Release Date: November 28th 2013 (TODAY)
Cover Design By: Cover it! Designs



 

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Lost in France is an erotic contemporary romance novel set in Paris, the city of Love and Romance. 

Offered a thrilling new job, Rebecca flees her tormented past, putting as much distance between herself and her ex-lover, wanting a fresh beginning in a foreign city. 

On the airplane she meets Alain, a dangerously handsome Frenchman, who seduces her with his charming European ways. But her new boss, super arrogant CEO, Maxwell Grant, doesn't like her entanglement with the Frenchman; he wants Rebecca to himself...

Rebecca hates her boss and tells him in so many words - a career limiting move if ever there was one... 

Is Rebecca jumping from one hotter-than-hell fire into another? And will she finally find what she is looking for? 








 
 
 
 

 
 


 
  

Jani has been married for a long time to a special man, and her two children and their partners are the sunshine in her life. She is a voracious reader and would spend her last dollar on a book - always fascinated that for the mere price of a book, she can escape her world for a while and see through someone else's eyes.

Besides reading, her favorite 'thing' is traveling - she has traveled the world, learning about the ways people live and has come to the realization that no matter where we live, we all ultimately want the same things. Her hobby - Scrapbooking - keeps her up till way after midnight and her usual subjects are her family and her travels.

Ever since she can remember, Jani wanted to write stories about people, about their lives and loves. Relationships and Happiness - arguably the most difficult things to master in life and yet exactly what everyone ultimately desires (in her humble opinion).




She would love to hear from you, please email her at janikaybooks@gmail.com





 

 

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Cover Reveal: Holding Out by Lila Rose

 
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Synopsis
 
Zara Edgingway is a twenty-six-year-old secretary. She has a daughter that apparently knows-it-all and a best friend that could possibly have the mouth of Satan, but she's been with her through hell and back. Then there's the hunk'a'licious biker neighbour finally showing interest in her. If only she isn't about to face her next obstacle in life, the one she ran from six years ago: her ex husband.
Talon Marcus is the president of the Hawks Motorcycle Club. For two years he's had his eye on the quiet, reclusive, yet sassy, neighbour Zara. Finally, he has the chance to claim her as his woman. Just when her past catches up with her, she'll need, not only his protection, but the help from his biker brothers. Now, if only she'd stop fighting him along the way.
 
 
 

Teaser:

“Kitten, please look at me.” “Why?” “So I can tell you how fuckin’ sorry I am. I wish you’d never seen that, ‘cause it will never happen again. And I wish I could take that pained look I saw on your face, those tears that fell from your eyes, and wipe away any hurt you felt.”  
Meet the Author
 
 
Lila Rose lives in country Victoria Australia with her husband and two children. When she isn't writing she's trying to control her mob from killing each other and helping her husband with the family business. Lila Has always dabbled in writing, though, only recently will have her debut novel Holding Out released in December 2013. Then she'll just need to find time to bring out more from the Hawks Motorcycle Club series.
 
 
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Cover Release: Charity's Secrets by Maya James

 
 

Title: Charity’s Secrets

Author: Maya James

Release Day: December 18, 2013

 
Synopsis:

 The unbridled heat continues between the beautiful Charity Powers and her gorgeous and passionate assassin for hire, Justin Collins. He exists only to love her and keep her safe, but that’s not so easy when she is such a force of life. Charity makes it her mission to heal Justin’s wounded path, but to do it, she must hide terrible, dangerous secrets from him that risk their entire relationship.
 The holidays arrive filled with wonderful sentiments that leave each of these lovers closer than ever, but just as the celebrations come to a close, one of their dearest friends is brutally attacked. There needs to be retribution, and both Justin and Charity deliver it. In the process, evidence of a traitor is discovered on the Panther team, jeopardizing not just everything they’ve worked for—but their very lives.
Discovering Charity’s secrets devastates Justin, but his broken heart is no rival to the fury of learning that his beautiful obsession is being hunted. Rescuing her leads him to the truths of this past.

Nothing can contain Justin’s devotion and intensity. Charity has to be kept safe. The traitor and their enemies, personal and political, must be eliminated if they are going to survive.
 

 
 
 
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Author Bio:

 

Indie Author with my first Romance novel, Charity's Warrior, and now the second in the series, Charity’s Secrets, publishing on Amazon Kindle, Creatspace, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords. 

I'm very passionate about writing stories full of love, lust, eroticism, and strong characters entwined around each other in an interesting, suspenseful journey.

East coast born and raised, I'm married, extremely happily, with 4 kids, 3 of which are now young adults (not sure when that happened).

I’m a COO in my technology-based "day job,” which requires a mix of technical and creative writing for both internal and client-facing materials, but it was not satisfying my artistic spirit. Writing the “Charity” series has been absolutely fulfilling and exciting.

My favorite writing takes place on my phone while lying on the Southernmost Beach in Key West, where I try to go at least twice a year.

 

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Q&A:
 
Anything you can tell us about yourself that your readers may not know.
I got my first, and so far only, tattoo after I entered my 40's...and It had to be a margarita.
 How long have you been writing and who influenced you?
Oddly enough, early on I was influenced by Mary Higgins Clark and even Steven King. I've been attempting to write for years, dabbling with Thriller Fiction before realizing how much I adore Contemporary Romance.
What inspires you while you were writing?
My characters and their journey. I always start with an outline, but for me as I write my characters take on a life of their own and they demand I change my outline over and over to suit their need. I get so excited by their surprises, and it's not uncommon to catch me shouting or slamming my fist when I realise what they're having me do.
 Where is your favorite place to write?
Southernmost Beach, Key West
 What makes you laugh/cry?
Almost everything makes me laugh, it's the key to enjoying life. I cry at anything related to the love between parents and children. I cannot keep a dry eye watching Sally Field in "Steel Magnolias" at Shelby's funeral...I've tried at least 50 times, it cannot be done. Or Cuba Gooding Jr. in "Radio when his mother passes. Okay, I have to stop. Someone say something funny--quick!
 What’s the last movie you watched and loved? 
So many to choose, but the last was Lee Daniels' The Butler.
 One of your favorite quotes.
"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." - Abraham Lincoln
 The gadget you can’t live without
My Droid. It's where I do all the drafts for my books
Top three things on your bucket list
Visit Italy with the love of my life
Go Scuba Diving with the love of my life
Love the love of my life for the rest of my life
 If your books were a movie what celebrities would be cast as the main characters?
Jennifer Lawrence, so beautiful but equally as strong, and Chris Hemsworth (probably enough said).
Coffee/Tea
Coffee, iced Carmel Mocha
 
Android/iPhone
Android
 
 Excerpt:
 
Behind me, the door swung shut quietly in its hinges, locking itself after it clicked into the jamb.
"Justin?"
There's no answer. Maybe he's not home yet.
I'm putting my bag down when I hear the voice behind me. "Get up against the wall—NOW! Put your hands out," he demands.
There's no point in resisting. I step up to the foyer wall and nervously place my hands against it, waiting to see what the next move will be. My pulse is a loud whomp in my ears.
The sound of his footfalls fill the small space, approaching on me slowly, deliberately, until I see his feet on the floor between mine, his bare feet and bare legs. Strong hands lift the heavy coat off me and toss it to the floor beside us and then return to my shoulders where they begin to coil up my hair. A familiar hardness presses into the small of my back.
"I've been thinking about you all day," Justin whispers into my ear, making my knees weak.
"And what, exactly, were you thinking about?" I breathe, praying for his magical hands.
His left hand pulls my hair, turning my face toward his. "I thought about making you cry with pleasure. It's the only way I can tolerate your devastating absence." He quickly bites my lower lip, tempting me. "I love you, Warrior. And I need you."
Justin's right hand slithers around to the front of me under the bottom of my shirt, rising up between my breasts to grab my bra like a handle. Then both of his hands pull me tightly against him, molding me into his warm body.
My lips ache for him, my hunger for the taste of his tongue spills over. "Kiss me, please!" I beg. "Touch me like a man should touch a woman."
"I'm going to do everything to you that a man should," he growls.
His mouth finds mine, the pleasure of it searing all of my senses. He tugs my hair a little more and completes the seal between our lips, circling his tongue around mine. Underneath my shirt, his powerful hand lets go of my bra and gently grabs my breast, pressing the fleshiness between his fingers. He lets me hear a low moan deep in his chest. It's more felt against my body than it's heard by my ears.
It doesn't matter that I want more, that my clit is throbbing for his touch, Justin makes me wait for it. He releases my hair and my breast, both hands moving to the bottom of my shirt where he pulls at it uncaringly, ripping it over my head and tossing it on top of my coat. My bra comes off me with the same ease, and he spins me around to face him, pushing my back against the wall.
"My fucking God! I will never get tired of looking at you," his deep voice confesses while his eyes widen with lust.
There's no misunderstanding him. My own eyes were taking in his fully unclothed body with the same excitement and enthusiasm. The thick muscles of his chest rise and fall with his heavy breathing, and his well-defined shoulders beg me to claw my nails into them.
Christ! How does he stay in that shape?
Fuck it—I don't care!
 
 
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Cover Reveal: Their Merry Little Christmas by Jessica Ingro

 
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Title: Their Merry Little Christmas (Love Square #2.5)
Author: Jessica Ingro
Tentative Release Date: December 2013
Cover Designer: Cover It! Designs
 
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Synopsis
With the past behind them and all their skeletons out of the closet, the couples have just begun to settle into their relationships when they find things shaken up yet again. Will Sam and Aiden’s marriage be able to survive the demands of work, shopping, decorating, and of course… baby Tessa? Will Jacob make a good first impression with his future in-laws and secure Kara’s position by his side until death do them part? Join your favorite Love Square couples as they deck the halls and have themselves a Merry Little Christmas!
 
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Excerpt
**Disclaimer: This content is unedited and subject to change** Copyright © Jessica Ingro

“Fine. Bring me the damn suit,” I grumble begrudgingly. “You’re the best! You know that?” Kara kisses me chastely. Her father is still there after all. Bill laughs once Kara bolts up the stairs. “Laugh now. Next thing you know she’ll make you be my elf!” I threaten good naturedly. “I’d love to see that,” he says in between chuckles. “Ah crap!” I pull my hands through my hair, seriously wanting to throw a child-sized temper tantrum at this turn of events. “Think of it this way, son. It will be good practice for when you have kids. And you’re making those girls’ night.” “Yeah… alright. I guess I can try to look on the bright side of things,” I concede. The last thing I need is for my soon to be father-in-law to think I’m a big baby. Kara returns twenty minutes later with a giant red bag. I drag it into the bathroom and take my time changing. Part of me hopes that if I take too long the girls will fall asleep or something. Stranger things have happened. “It’s Christmas Eve, Jacob. The girls won’t want to fall asleep regardless, so don’t think you can get out of this,” Kara calls through door. How the hell does she do that? It’s worse than the eyes in the back of her head. “I’ll be out in a minute,” I yell through the door.

After I velcro the giant pillow onto my belly, I turn to the side and stick my stomach out further, poking at my now enlarged gut. I roll my abdominal muscles making the pillow bounce and ripple. Chuckling at my nonsense, I step into the red, velvet pants. I pull the black suspenders over my shoulder and do a little jig watching as my stomach bounces around. Apparently this suit sucks the seriousness out of you. Maybe it’s a magic suit… I stop my musings and proceed to put the jacket on and button it up. I look damn good in red. Even with a giant stomach. Next comes the wig and beard, followed by the hat. Now I have absolutely no reason to walk out of this bathroom. Damn. Opening the door, Kara is the first thing I see. Her face lights up and she graces me with a wide smile. She lifts her arm, and then she does the unthinkable when she snaps a picture with her cell phone. “Lump of coal for you!” I shout and make like I’m going to attack her. When I lunge for her, she screeches and runs across the room. Once I catch up with her, she reaches out and rubs red shit on my cheeks. “Really?” I ask not wanting to deal with this shit. “You are so going to get lucky later,” she mumbles so only I can hear her. “Damn straight.

You owe me one creative session, Sunshine.” “There is this new position I heard about that I’ve been curious to try.” “It’s a good thing this suit is big, otherwise my sister would think Santa was a giant perv. What do you think you’re doing telling me that now?” I gripe, knowing my nieces can’t sit on my lap while I’m turned on. “Sorry. I forget,” she says like that explains it all. “You’re lucky I love you.” I kiss her forehead and start towards the stairs. “Let’s get this over with.”
 
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About the Author
Jessica is the author of the Love Square series. She grew up in Central New York, where she spends her days as a Security Analyst at an IT consulting company. In her free time, she enjoys reading books and developing ideas for her own stories. Writing is her secret passion that she's been fostering since elementary school, when she wrote her first book about a puppy. It has always been a dream of hers to be able to share her stories with the world. Jessica currently lives in New York with her husband and three dogs.  
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Love Square (Book #1) Information
Love Sqaure

Goodreads - http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17662870-love-square

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His Ever After (Book #2) Information
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