Monday, July 28, 2014

BOOK BLITZ & GIVEAWAY - LOVING THE PRINCE by NICOLE MURPHY - ESCAPE PUBLISHING - SCI FI ROMANCE





Title: Loving the Prince 

Author: Nicole Murphy 

Genre: Sci Fi Romance 

Release Date: 1st August 2014 

Format: eBook 

Pagination: 213 

Blurb:

From Escape’s fresh, exhilarating science fiction romance catalogue comes a story of corporate espionage, betrayal, sex, and bodyguards. Just another day in the colonies.

Cassandra Wiltmore is the heir to the throne of Rica, but it’s unlikely she’ll be stepping up any time soon. So she spends her days managing and building the Rican Balcite Mining Company. The company has made her family wealthy beyond imagination, but that kind of power needs careful control, and Cassandra is just the Wiltmore to control it.

When a new bid for the mining license is announced, Cassandra is determined to squash it. Then the thefts and threats begin, and every step she takes seems to be wrong. Taking on a new protector seems like an indulgence Cass can’t afford, but she equally cannot afford to be caught off-guard. If only the best man for the job wasn’t also the best-looking man she’s ever seen.

Kernan Radaton has ambition, and as protector to Cassandra Wiltmore, he’s well placed to reach all his long-held goals. If only his new all-business boss didn’t make him think of only pleasure. With the company, the heir and the family under attack, the last thing anyone needs is a distraction. But once everything is safe again, Kernan is developing new ambitions — ones that involve a lot of very personal time spent getting to know his boss on a very personal level.



About the Author:


Nicole Murphy is the author of the Dream of Asarlai trilogy, and a couple of dozen speculative fiction shorts. As Elizabeth Dunk she’s published contemporary romance with Escape Publishing and in June will be releasing a collection of paranormal erotic novellas, also with Escape.

Chapter Six - EXCERPT

Cassandra was deeply into her work the next morning when the door announced, ‘Eorin Pedron requests admittance.’

‘Permission granted.’ Cassandra started to smile at Eorin but the expression froze on her face as Kernan followed him in.

‘Cassandra, I believe you know Kernan Radaton.’

‘I certainly do. Welcome to the RBMC. I’m looking forward to working with you.’ She held out her hand.

Kernan reached across the desk to shake it. ‘Thank you, Miss Wiltmore.’

Again, a jolt of electricity shot up her arm. Cassandra made herself remove her hand from his grip calmly. She couldn’t keep jumping every time he touched her. Particularly when he had, hopefully, taken back up with Hera.

‘Please, take a seat.’

Cassandra sat down and watched them pull chairs up to the desk. ‘Will you need any special time to work with Kernan?’

Eorin shook his head. ‘The next couple of days are pretty much here in the office, so I’ll use the time you’re working. I was looking at your schedule and it doesn’t appear you’ll have a lot of time this week to work on the mental connection.’

I’m not sure I want to connect mentally. Cassandra considered her schedule for the rest of the week. ‘Not during the normal working day. Captain Radaton, would you object to staying late a couple of days this week to work on the connection?’

‘Not at all, Miss Wiltmore. Just tell me when you want me and I’ll be here.’

‘We’ll pencil it in for tomorrow afternoon and Friday evening. One thing you’ll learn here, Captain, is that we rarely make definite appointments with each other. There’s simply too many occasions where we have to run off to do something else.’

‘I don’t have a problem with that.’

‘Then it seems that everything is under control and I’ll leave you in Eorin’s capable hands.’

Both men stood and saluted, Kernan’s much more polished than Eorin’s. Then they turned and walked from the room.

A buzzer alerted her to a message coming through, and she touched the screen. Bilmin’s face appeared. ‘Bilmin, what’s up?’

‘Miss Wiltmore, we have a Code Delta.’

Cassandra froze. Code Delta meant some enriched balcite had gone missing. ‘On my way.’

Eorin and Kernan sat at a desk in the corridor, bent over a reader. They both looked up as she exited. ‘Code Delta,’ she said, sweeping past them. She heard them get up to follow her, not a word spoken between them.

Minutes later, the three of them stepped into the warehouse. The second the door closed behind them, Cassandra turned to Eorin. ‘Explain Code Delta to Captain Radaton. I’ll check in with Bilmin.’

She strode across the warehouse floor to the red section. Bilmin stood by the small pile of red cartons. ‘What’s missing, Bilmin?’

‘An entire container, Miss Wiltmore. Six pieces of enriched balcite.’

Cassandra swore. Six pieces was enough to flatten an entire city. ‘Who did this morning’s count?’

Bilmin looked at the reader in his hand. ‘Manfred.’

‘Get him back here and I want to watch both you and Manfred count the E’s.’ She spun around to see Eorin and Kernan waiting behind her. ‘Eorin, check the personnel manifesto for the past week. Kernan, I want a list of everyone who’s come into the complex in the past twenty four hours and the time they came in.’

Both men saluted then rushed away. She watched Bilmin and Manfred count. Their results matched the morning count, but not the count from the night before. A box of enriched balcite was definitely missing.

Cassandra wanted to stamp her feet and scream, but retained her control. ‘Bilmin, I want every member of staff of the warehouse assembled down here.’

As Bilmin began gathering the employees Cassandra turned slowly on her heel, looking around the warehouse, searching for inspiration. Out of the corner of her eye, she saw her
father and Staphon enter and approach her.

‘How much?’ Her father was all business.

‘An entire case.’

Andar paled and Staphon swore. ‘How could someone walk out with an entire case of E?’

‘Perhaps they didn’t walk out with it. Perhaps it is still here.’ Cassandra looked at the huge piles of balcite. It would be easy for someone to conceal it in one of the piles, to be picked up and delivered at a later date. ‘Bilmin, take three men and search the warehouse. I want every single inch of it covered.’

‘Yes, Miss Wiltmore.’

Cassandra turned back to the General. ‘Staphon, we need to question all the staff.’

‘Where’s Eorin?’

‘He’s gathering information for me, as is Kernan. Once they come back, I’ll send them to assist you.’

Staphon nodded them moved over to the group of employees.

Cassandra and her father watched the search and she tapped her foot. If they didn’t find the missing case, she wasn’t sure what she would do.

Andar put a hand on her shoulder. ‘We’ll find it, Cassie.’

‘Cassandra.’ She spun around to see Eorin walking towards her, holding out a chip. She pushed it into the reader and rows of figures flashed up.

‘No one appears to have come in at a different time,’ she said. ‘All appears normal.’

‘Then it has to be an inside job. There’s no evidence of an illegal log-in,’ Eorin said.

‘So help me, if one of the staff did this…’

‘Miss Wiltmore.’ Kernan arrived, also holding a chip. Cassandra put it into her reader and the figures began to flow. It stopped and flashed a line at her. She looked at the name, then pulled up the information Eorin had brought to her.

‘Daniel Wiltonian came into the complex at six this morning, but didn’t come into the warehouse until nine,’ she said.

‘What was he doing, wandering around outside for three hours?’ Eorin said.

‘Eorin, go and tell General Blerdon that he needs to question Daniel Wiltonian.’ Eorin saluted and hurried away. Cassandra tapped her chin. ‘He came into the complex at six, but he didn’t come into the warehouse until nine.’

‘He didn’t come in the warehouse front door until nine,’ Kernan said.

Cassandra looked at him, immediately understanding what he was alluding to. ‘This is the most secure building in the complex.’

‘Secure doesn’t necessarily mean impossible to get into.’

‘Then how?’ She turned around, looking for a sign that the balcite lining of the building had been tampered with. Her eyes continued to move up the wall until she saw the first of the roof beams. She tipped her head back. Above her, on a track, were the huge hooks that lifted and moved the loads of balcite, masitum and ortran. Those hooks never lifted enriched balcite as they were not delicate enough. She looked along them, and something caught her eye. ‘Captain, up the far corner, left-hand side. What is that?’

Kernan focussed and she knew he was using his inter-ocular transplant. Another thing she’d missed out on by not becoming a real security officer. ‘I see a red box, with two large rods of balcite tied to it.’

‘Code on the box?’ Cassandra lifted her reader. He read it out and she typed it in. ‘Our missing box of E.’

‘How in the blazes did it get up there?’ Andar said.

‘More to the point, how do we get it down?’ She looked around and the hooks caught her eye. It brought to mind the childhood game she and Diana had once played. Controllers in a booth near the roof operated the hooks. Workers on the floor used telepathy to guide
the controllers to pick up the balcite safely. She and Diana had used telepathy to have the controllers pick them up and move them to the other end of the warehouse, racing each other. When her parents had found out about it, they had been banned from coming to the warehouse. Cassandra sent a thought to Bilmin. ‘Bilmin, wanna play bombies?’

‘Now, Miss Wiltmore?’ came his thought reply.

‘Now. We’ve found the E and I need to fetch it.’ Cassandra looked at her father. ‘I’m going to get it down.’

Andar’s eyes narrowed. ‘And how do you plan to do that?’

Cassandra grinned. ‘Bombies.’ She handed him the reader, then moved over to stand underneath one of the hooks.

‘No, Cassandra.’ Andar followed her. ‘I forbid it.’

‘It has to be fetched down by hand, and neither of you will fit on the hook.’ She smiled brightly at Andar then at Kernan, who was glaring at her just as viciously.

‘We’ll send security up to get it,’ Andar said through gritted teeth.

‘It’s my E and I’m going to get it.’ As she looked up, the hook began to lower. ‘A little to the right, Bilmin.’

‘Cassandra,’ Andar growled.

Cassandra glanced at him. ‘My E, my responsibility. If anyone should risk their life to get it, it should be me.’ The hook was almost within reach.

‘We pay security to risk their lives for this sort of thing.’

Cassandra shook her head. ‘Not with my E we don’t.’ She reached up and pulled the hook down. ‘Close it, Bilmin.’ The two sides of the hook moved together, forming a circle. Cassandra put her leg over, sat on the metal, then pulled her legs up to put her feet on the
inside of the hook, her back resting against the other side. ‘There, you see? Perfectly safe.’

‘Perfectly insane.’

‘Bilmin, up.’ The hook began to rise.

‘Bilmin, stop.’ Her father’s voice entered her head as his hand reached out to grab the hook. The hook stopped moving. ‘If you insist on doing this, you can at least do it safely. Captain, use your belt to tie her onto it.’

‘With pleasure, sir.’ In an instant, Kernan had taken off his belt and was leaning over Cassandra to wrap it around her waist and the hook. Cassandra tried desperately not to notice the heat of his body or the smell of his cologne and breathed a small sigh of relief
when he straightened. She tried to lift her belly and found she was securely fastened to the hook.

‘There, safe as the spacelift. Up, Bilmin.’

As the hook rose, Cassandra lifted a hand to wave to her father. ‘Keep both your hands on the hook,’ he bellowed at her. She plastered her hand to the metal.

It wasn’t long before Cassandra remembered the main reason why she hadn’t really objected to her parents’ banning her from the game. The hook was incredibly high up in the air. By the time it reached the top of its ascent, she was ten metres from the ground. Falling from here would be bad. She shook her head. She had been such an idiot when she was young.

‘Where to, Miss Wiltmore?’ Bilmin asked.

‘Take me to the far left corner of the warehouse, Track S6.’

There was a pause, then Bilmin said, ‘Shit. How did they get the E up there?’

‘That is what I hope General Blerdon is finding out. Now, let’s go.’ She clung to the hook as it moved but luckily the track was well made and the journey was smooth. A metre from the E, she told Bilmin to stop.

Looking closer, she swore. Daniel Wiltonian was the luckiest man in Rica. The E wasn’t actually resting on a beam. It had been placed on two rods of balcite and THEY were resting on the beam. Luckily right now they were balanced, but any move could see them topple, taking the e with them.

‘Bilmin, we need another hook up here, on Track K7.’

‘Right away, Miss Wiltmore. You stay put.’

Cassandra gave a nervous giggle. ‘I can assure you, I’m not going anywhere.’

It was some time before a faint whirr told her the other hook was coming. She looked over her shoulder and saw the hook rocketing along the track next to her. ‘Slow it down, Bilmin.’ The hook slowed dramatically. Cassandra watched it until it was beginning to move over the top of the balcite. ‘Speed one.’ The hook slowed until it only moved a centimetre at a time. When Cassandra was sure it was directly over the middle of the beams, she said,
‘Stop.’ The hook stopped. ‘Lower, speed one.’ Centimetre by centimetre, the hook lowered. When the top of the hook was only a few centimetres from the balcite rods, she told Bilmin to stop, then close the hook. The two sides moved slowly down and joined together, the two beams of balcite now lying in the middle of the circle. ‘Fill.’ From the top of the hook flowed a white substance. It went around the inside of the hook then moved into the centre, hardening as it went. Soon, the entire inside of the hook was full of the hard substance. The two balcite beams were secure.

Cassandra nodded. ‘Now, move me forward, speed one.’ Her hook inched forward until she heard a tap as it hit the balcite beam. ‘Stop.’ Then she reached for the case of E, but it was beyond her. Swearing, she undid the belt. Slowly, keeping her back straight so her balance remained, she bent forward then put the belt around her legs and the hook, pulling it as tight as she could. Then she leant back against the hook, breathing hard. She lifted one hand to grasp the hook above her head, then began to lean out toward the E.

‘What the fuck do you think you’re doing?’

Cassandra screeched and pressed her back against the hook, her hands grabbing the metal as Kernan’s voice thundered through her mind. So much for needing to work on the mental connection. ‘I can’t quite reach the E, so I’m going to pull it closer. My legs are tied to the hook. I won’t fall.’

‘No, just break both your legs and probably your back.’

‘I need to pull it a bit closer, then I can undo it and come down. I swear, I’ll keep a good hold on the hook, so long as strange voices don’t yell into my head and nearly scare the life out of me.’
A pause, then his voice sounded much calmer. ‘I apologise. Just bloody well be careful.’

She nodded, then took her position and leant forward again. She reached the rope that was holding the case onto the balcite and pulled it towards her. Slowly, the case moved forward. When it was right next to the hook, she said, ‘Bilmin, move the hook on track k7 back one metre.’

Bilmin did as she asked, and the balcite beams moved, scraping under the case. The end of the beam was now at her feet. ‘Move me forward, speed one.’  She waited until the ends of the balcite were at her chest, then stopped him. Putting one hand on one of the beams, she leant forward and used the rope to pull the case to the end of the beam. Then she grabbed the rope with both hands, ignoring how her hook wavered, and pulled the case onto her lap. ‘Move me back, speed one.’ She moved a metre away from the balcite then asked Bilmin to stop. Slowly, she turned the case around and pulled it up her body until it lay up her chest. Then she hugged it to her body. ‘Take me down, speed one.’

It took an eternity but finally she was smiling directly into the face of five anxious men, Eorin, Bilmin and Staphon having joined Andar and Kernan. The only person Cassandra would hand the case to was Andar and as soon as she was untied and off the hook, she took it back from him. She sat on the floor, cross-legged, the case resting in her lap. She put her hand on the top and a small keypad appeared. Quickly, she typed in a code and the lid snapped open. She pushed it open, held her breath then lifted the black lid within.

There, lying nestled in six black pouches were six blue rocks, each about the size of her fist. She put the black lid down again, then let out her breath. She looked up and grinned at her father. ‘All present and accounted for.’

‘Thank Peace.’ Andar shook his head. ‘You ever do that again, young lady, and I will…’

Cassandra closed the lid, keyed in the lock then closed the keypad. She handed the box to Bilmin, then stood and put her arms around her father. ‘I don’t think I’ve ever been more scared in my life.’
Andar’s arms tightened around her. ‘You did well, Cassie. Scared a few more years from my life, but you did very well.’

Cassandra pulled back a little, but remained by her father’s side, his arm around her. ‘Any idea how this happened?’

‘Would you believe a practical joke?’ Blerdon growled. Apparently, Wiltonian and the bloke who was to count this morning have been playing jokes on each other, each getting bigger than the one before.’

Cassandra’s jaw dropped open. ‘He moved an entire crate of E and almost blew up the city, probably all of Rica, for a joke? He better not come near me for a while.’

‘How did he get into the building?’ Kernan asked.

‘He loosened a screw on the end of an air duct, inside and out,’ Eorin said. ‘Crawled through it while he knew it was being maintained so the laser system would not be working.’

‘Oh, Peace. It was that easy?’ Cassandra said. Eorin nodded. She turned to Kernan. ‘I want you to stay here and go over every centimetre of this place. I want a report on my desk, detailing weaknesses and outlining possible alternatives by the end of the week.’

Kernan nodded. ‘Consider it done.’

‘Eorin, I want a complete security screen of everyone working here. It was a joke this time, but next time it might not be. Make sure everyone realises the screens are going to become weekly and if they don’t like it, they can go work somewhere else. Bilmin, I want those two jokesters at my office in one hour. Make it clear to everyone working here that I don’t care what pranks they pull out of hours, no one in this facility is ever to play a joke on
someone else here at work, understand?’

‘Yes, Miss Wiltmore.’

‘I also want a complete scan of the balcite shielding. Ensure that there aren’t any weaknesses to be found.’ Bilmin nodded as he wrote all this down into his reader. ‘Once you have those two beams down, I want a full count of the entire warehouse. I know you only did it yesterday, but I want to make sure nothing else has gone missing. No orders are to go out of the warehouse until Captain Radaton has concluded his security scan. Anyone
complains, send them straight to me. No more maintenance is to be done on the building either.’

Bilmin nodded. ‘Yes, Miss Wiltmore.’

‘General, I’d like the patrols to be doubled for the next two weeks. I’d also like to know why the outside surveillance did not pick up the loosening of the exterior vent.’

 ‘I’m already onto it, Cassandra,’ Staphon said.

Cassandra shook her head. ‘A loose screw. By the time I’m finished with Daniel Wiltonian, he’s going to wish he’d never heard of a screwdriver.’ She turned and stormed from the warehouse.


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Friday, July 25, 2014

BOOK REVIEW - WE WERE LIARS by E. LOCKHART - YA SUSPENSE CONTEMPORARY - ALLEN & UNWIN

By: E. Lockhart
Published By: Allen & Unwin ( Aust) 
Releases : 1st August 2014
Details: Paperback from publisher for honest review, 226 pages

RATING: 4.75 CLEVER STARS!!

Blurb: Goodreads

A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island.

A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.

A group of four friends - the Liars - whose friendship turns destructive.

A revolution. An accident. A secret.

Lies upon lies.

True love.

The truth.

We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense that will leave you reeling.

Read it.

And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.

'We Were Liars is heartbreaking, witty, beautiful and disturbing. E. Lockhart's best book to date.' JUSTINE LARBALESTIER

'A haunting tale about how families live within their own mythologies. Sad, wonderful, and real.' SCOTT WESTERFELD



BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

This is going to be a short review because I simply CAN NOT SPOIL anything.

I will say the back blurb was absolutely correct. I WAS LEFT REELING and I will add I had a ridiculous cry too. 

I C.R.I.E.D.

I am not sobbing anymore, but tears stream from my eyes without cease.

You know something is coming, but this book is written in such a way that I had all these theories bobbling about in my head. You can't help but try to figure out what is going on. You look for things, but at the same time, E. Lockhart writes in such a way that she is hiding those things, until she is ready to knock you off your perch.

Sometimes I was wondering where everything was heading and I can see how this book won't be everybody's cup of tea, because she writes in a unique way. 

I personally got it. I think it added to the whole feel of her story telling. 

I thought it was very creative, inventive and if you look carefully enough and listen to her words as they enter your head you will actually see what she is doing.

Cady is quite a clever character. Aaand I need to sshhush up now!

Sometimes I thought the characters spoke in a way that sounded almost English/British. Maybe it was me?

This book has garnered on Goodreads alone, over 25,000 ratings since its original release in May 2014. Australia's release date is August 1st 2014 with Allen & Unwin. I think we get the better title font which is more fitting to the story line.

This book is mysterious, intriguing, sometimes you are doing a bit of WT, but you gotta keep reading. E. Lockhart has a beautiful style about her writing. It really is a very different read, when it hits you... my god it hits you!!!


I felt like I was Cadence. I was as lost a she was. Together we wanted answers and together we were finding those answers. I forgot who I was when I was reading. I became Cadence.

I have had a little trouble all day settling down since I finished it this morning. It is indeedy haunting, disturbing, secretive and clever.

A very clever and memorable read.

"The universe is seemingly really huge right now," he told me. "I need something to hold on to."

Be prepared to have your breath knocked out of you.


Michelle

Thursday, July 24, 2014

RELEASE DAY BOOK BLITZ & GIVEAWAY - SURRENDER TO ME by MONICA JAMES - I SURRENDER # 2 - CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE




Re-release blitz for Surrender To Me
 by Monica James July 24 & 25



Blurb:


Ava Thompson left her one true love, Jasper White, to unearth her destiny. It was the only way for Ava to grow into the woman she’s always wanted to become.

Sadly, that destiny has led her back to the place that broke her … Singapore.

And more importantly, it has led her back to the man who broke her … Harper.

Ava is no longer the scared, lost girl she once was. She is stronger and determined to accomplish her dreams in order to find happiness. Hopefully, at the end of it all, she will return into the loving arms of Jasper White.

Six months later, Ava travels back to Los Angeles for an event that embraces the true meaning of love. Sadly for Ava, her meaning of true love has been lost.

Los Angeles is not how Ava left it. Things have changed. People have changed. She has changed. However, what has remained untouched is her passionate love for Jasper White.

But does Jasper feel the same?

Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22435389-surrender-to-me?ac=1



Author Bio


Monica James spent her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson.

When she is not writing, Monica is busy running her own business, but she always finds a balance between the two.

She enjoys writing honest, heartfelt and turbulent stories, hoping to leave an imprint on her readers, and her inspiration comes from every day life. She is an Amazon best selling author in the US, UK, Canada and Australia.

Monica James resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her wonderful family, and menagerie of animals.

She is slightly obsessed with cats, chucks and lip gloss, and secretly wishes she was a ninja on the weekends.





EXCERPT


He inches his face towards mine, and I too edge forward, so not in control of my actions right now, because kissing him is the only thing I can think of. But then I remember he’s drunk, and this kiss will be meaningless in the morning.

Pulling back and shaking my head, in hopes of knocking some sense into my lust-filled brain, I whisper, “You’re drunk, Jasper.”

Jasper smiles, but it’s a sad smile.

His eyes focus on mine as he confesses, “I’m drunk on you. You’re my poison, Ava, and I don’t know how to stop consuming you.”

A breath catches in my throat as words that should be interpreted harshly, aren’t at all perceived that way. I don’t know how to reply, so I don’t. I close my eyes and take five steadying breaths.

One.
Two.
Three.
Four.
Five.

Reopening my eyes, I see that I’m alone.

Peering up at Jasper’s house, I witness him turning back towards my car from his front door. The porch light reflects off his beautiful face, and his expression is mirroring mine. And that expression is one I have been trying so hard to keep at bay, but sadly have been failing at.

That expression is one of submission and surrender.

We both surrender.

And that fact scares the living shit out of me.




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Other Books By Monica James


I Surrender (I surrender Book 1)



Synopsis: 




Singapore has stolen a piece of Ava Thompson.
It took one life shattering moment for her to realize her ex-boyfriend is not the man she believed him to be. Returning home to Los Angeles was never going to be easy for Ava, as her heart has been shattered to smithereens and she’s convinced it’ll never heal. Or, so she thought.

Enter Jasper White.

Unbeknown to Ava, he will change her life forever.

The attraction is instantaneous, which troubles Ava, who has sworn off men indefinitely. Yet, she is finding resisting Jasper—with his tousled bedroom hair and piercing cerulean eyes—harder than she ever imagined. That’s because Jasper knows what he wants … and he wants her.

Can Ava surrender to her feelings for the one man who compels her to love again? What happens if love isn’t enough?

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Something Like Normal 

Synopsis:

Mia Lee has a secret…

A secret she’s kept hidden since she was eight years old, however, Mia will no longer allow that secret to define her.

An irrevocable decision has left Mia Lee a fugitive and on the run—a circumstance that should leave her weak and scared, yet Mia has never felt so alive.

Under the pseudonym of Paige Cassidy, Mia is ready to live the life she’s never had, and she’s determined not to allow her tainted past dictate her promising future.

Paige is on a Greyhound bus heading from L.A. to South Boston, Virginia, to start a new life. A life that includes finding her mother, who abandoned her at age three. But what she finds, is four people, who will change her life forever.

Yet no one can outrun their past…

Especially one filled with bitter memories, which refuse to remain hidden.


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GIVEAWAY 


RELEASE DAY BLITZ & GIVEAWAY - TWISTED LUCK by JULIE SOLORIO - RUN OF LUCK # 1 - CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE


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Title: Twisted Luck (Run of Luck, #1)

Author: Julie Solorio

Publication Date: July 24, 2014


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Synopsis

I’m Kaitlyn. 

In my life, rarely are there dull moments. I seem to land myself in these…situations a lot. I am 25, and in college (yes, still!). I have just met the most gorgeous guy, Cole, in my math class. The only problem is that he is a little guarded. Just when I start to make progress with him, my crazy elderly neighbor Marge disappears after visiting some questionable dating sites. Who the hell has even heard of bootycall.com?! 

Anyway, since my best friend and roommate Hailey and I have kind of adopted Marge, we join forces with her grandson Matt to help find her. Cole even decides to join in the hunt! Along the way, we cross paths with Ben - a creeper who might also be really dangerous. 

Will I be able to keep us safe and out of trouble, find Marge, and land the guy? Or will my Twisted Luck screw everything up?




Teaser 

Who runs over a bird? They have wings! They fly! Why didn’t you fly, you stupid bird! Maybe he couldn’t fly. No, that’s not right, he was flying just seconds before his untimely death. I don’t know what to make of this, but Hailey still has wide eyes, and she hasn’t spoken.

 “Hails? You okay? That wasn’t your fault, you know. That was just…just crazy weird. I don’t know what it was, but it definitely was not your fault. You’re okay, right?”

 It’s quiet for a couple minutes and then she says quietly, “I have a dark aura.” 





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I am a mother, a wife, a substitute teacher and now a writer! I love to read and write. I discovered the world of indie books about a year and a half ago. Since then I have read over 200 books. I got in to following book blogs for recommendations and found Love Between The Sheets. They were looking for reviewers so I applied and I've been writing for those wonderful ladies since. I started my own book, Twisted Luck, somewhere along the way and I'm so excited to publish it later this year!!







 
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Sunday, July 20, 2014

BOOK REVIEW - WHILE IT LASTS by ABBI GLINES - SEA BREEZE # 3 - SIMON & SCHUSTER AUST - NEW ADULT CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

By: Abbi Glines 
Published By : Simon & Schuster
Released : Available Now
Details: Paperback from Publisher for honest review, 267 Pages

RATING: 4.25 SMEXI CAGE STARS!!

Blurb: Goodreads

Set in the steamy coastal Alabama town of Sea Breeze, an interconnected group of older teens hook up, break up ...and much, much more. Cage York has a free ride to college for baseball - or he did, until he got in trouble for drink-driving. Now he has to give in to his coach's demands and spend his summer baling hay. No hot babes in bikinis waiting to meet a Southern boy to make her vacation complete. Just him and the damned cows. Oh and an uptight, snarky brunette with the biggest blue eyes he's ever seen. Eva Brooks planned out her life step by step when she was eight years old. Not once over the years had she lost sight of her goals. Josh Beasley, her next door neighbour, had been the centre of those goals. He'd been her first boyfriend at seven, her first kiss at ten, her first date at fifteen and her first tragedy at eighteen. The moment she'd received the phone call from Josh's mother saying he'd been killed along with four other soldiers just north of Baghdad, Eva's carefully planned life imploded in the worst way possible. Now she has to deal with the arrogant Cage York and his irritating smile. But as the summer bailing hay rolls by, Cage and Eva learn that what they want (and need) may be something they never saw coming.


BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

I am zooming through this series, like only an addict can.

Cage, you smexi lad, you are playing farm hand, due to the coach sending you off to pay for your DUI offence by working your ass off on Eva’s, daddy’s farm. He can't afford to stuff this up, if he does he will say bye bye to his scholarship.

Eva has lost the love of her life.

Enter Cage.

Humma! Humma!

Cage knows how to get the ladies. He likes more than one at a time. He's used to giving his noodle a good work out. Now his eyes have settled on Eva.

Can she change his man whoring ways?

Well, of course, it’s an Abbi G book, the guy always gets the gal in the end.

But! Not without some Abbi G drama along the way.

Cage York is a changed man, will everybody else let him forget his past womanizing ways?

Can Eva put up with the skanky chickies who push their way into his arms?

I did enjoy listening to Cage’s inner monologue when he saw the chick he had previously porked set her sights on him and he knew, he was showing Eva, what his past persona was all about.

Eva was a brave girl for accepting that Cage could switch from man whore to monogamy in one summer.

I really liked Cage in this installment, I got to learn a little about why he was the way he was.

The smexi is PHWOOAAAARRR!!

Lets face it. Cage has had a lot of practice in the ways of pleasuring a female. He certainly brought his A game. I see reviewers calling this YA genre, but I think I would pop it into New Adult. The descriptive for the nuddy scenes is pretty darn hot to trot for a YA read, me thinks.

Crikey, when I look at this USA cover I get a whole new appreciation for Cage. Yum!

Another purely-hot-lad enjoyable read. We know the guy will get the gal, we just want to read how he gets there.

I am ready for Preston’s book, Just For Now. I must admit I don’t think a lot of Preston at the moment, but I am sure that will change.


Michelle



RELEASE DAY BOOK BLITZ - THREE YEARS by LILI ST. GERMAIN - THE GYPSY BROTHERS # 5


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Title: Three Years (Gypsy Brothers, #5)

Author: Lili St. Germain

Publication Date: July 20, 2014

Genre: Dark Romance



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Every day for six years, I used to pray that I would find my way back to the boy I loved. Until finally, one day, I did. But that’s the funny thing about life. Nothing good ever lasts, not for me, anyway. You think you’re the one with the power, at least I did, but then I got careless. One tiny mistake, and now I am powerless to stop what comes next. People think money equals power, but all the money in my bank account, the dirty notes laundered clean that my father left for me, are useless.

Money does not equal power. Power is held by the one with the knife in his hand, tracing shallow cuts into your skin. Power is held by the one who owns you. I had power once. Now, I have nothing.





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“I’ve got a surprise for you today,” Dornan says throatily, his mouth quirked into a dark smile, a smile that feeds off my suffering. A smile marked with my blood, his full lips coated in a red sheen. Surprises are bad. I don’t like his surprises. They always hurt me, make me bleed. I don’t even know if I’ve got any blood left in me to bleed for him. I cry softly as I remember the last words he spoke to me, in his office before he pressed the rag to my face and held it there until the noxious fumes in the material stole my consciousness. “I know you think this is going to be bad,” he had said, his grip against my face almost enough to break my jaw. “But however bad you think this is going to be? It’s going to be so. Much. Worse.” **UNEDITED AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE**




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Seven Sons (Gypsy Brothers, #1)

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Six Brothers (Gypsy Brothers, #2)

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Five Miles (Gypsy Brothers, #3)

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Four Score, Gypsy Brothers, #4)

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Three Years (Gypsy Brothers, #5)

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Coming Soon!
6 & 7


Two Roads (Gypsy Brothers, #6)


One Love (Gypsy Brothers, #7)

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Lili writes dark erotica and NA. Her debut serial novel, Seven Sons, was released in early 2014, with the remaining books in the series to release in quick succession. Lili quit corporate life to focus on writing and so far is loving every minute of it. Her other loves in life include her gorgeous husband, good coffee, hanging at the beach and running. She loves to read almost as much as she loves to write.




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Saturday, July 19, 2014

ADULT URBAN FANTASY/PARANORMAL - FEVER SERIES by KAREN MARIE MONING - SPOTLIGHT SATURDAY # 13 - DELL BOOKS, DELACORTE

SPOTLIGHT SATURDAY # 13

KAREN MARIE MONING

FEVER SERIES



Who hasn't heard of the Fever series?

Who hasn't heard of Jericho Barrons?

If the answer is yes, (* gasp *  shock horror ) you need to be reading this posting, then hit your library up or your Kindle.

They are all adult reads.


I was introduced to the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning by a friend and author, Lisa Sanchez back in 2010. I started reading in September 2010. I had the first three books ready to go, one after the other I read them like a bullet. I read the 4th one on Kindle as it was such a long wait to get the paperback. Sometimes with this series the publisher releases the hardback first, then like four months later you can get the paperback.



For those of you who haven't started, or have not finished this series, you really do need to. I have put more readers than I can count, onto this series around the world. I love to preach about it. 

It is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G! Oh the discussions that were flying about cyberspace before Shadowfever was released. I absolutely adore this series and my mixed lot of covers I have. I have some paperback and some hard back.

I love this cover gif for Shadowfever.


There are couple different sets of covers to this series, I just showed you the ones above. It is a highly popular urban fantasy/paranormal series. I really am a bit lost these days what is the difference between these two genres. I get Twilight was pure paranormal romance with Eddy being a vampire, but these days I do find it hard to separate these two genres sometimes. 

Dani O'Malley the Mega , went and got herself a spin off series and it is brilliant. Iced is available and Burned is coming January 2015. It's been a long wait, but it will be worth it.



I adored what KMM did with Dani in her spinoff book, Iced. She keeps her fourteen years old with Ryodan sitting back and waiting. I will admit my review for Iced took me four days to get right. I was consumed with this book. You can't jump to this spinoff series, you need to read Fever series first. 

My review, KMM actually posted it on her facebook page at the time. I have received over 3700 views of it.

Iced review HERE


There is a most brilliant smexi scene that KMM popped as a separate read on her web page  for the Fever series. Once you have read the first five books, read it, it will actually make you think of Jericho a little differently.

I will say no more. Goodreads JZB Sex Scene. You can read it online , I think over at Karen Marie Moning's web page. I think that is where I read it at the time. Not sure if it is still about, this scene. Holy mac and cheese it was worth a read, though.

You can catch KMM putting up lots of teasers and bits and pieces from all her books on her facebook page. I often lurk and stalk her page.

Jericho Barrons is a most brilliant male lead, then you have V'Lane who is... well, I can't say. This series is a most amazing page turner. 

Just think if you haven't started it, you can binge to your hearts content.

I love all the characters they are so well written and the plot is thick and rich. 

This is quite a good fan made trailer. It showcases Mac and Barrons, and V'Lane. 




I can not explain how much I recommend the Fever series and spinoff series. KMM is brilliant at deception with her writing. I really enjoyed Darkfever # 1, but I think she got better and better as she wrote the series. She has the best visuals as you read. I saw all the books like movies playing out on the streets of Dublin.

Pay attention to all the detail, it ALWAYS means something. That is my tip.

Michelle