Feb 27, 2015

*Cover Reveal* From Origins (Descendant Prophecies) by Mary Ting

Skylar, Mason, and the other descendants embark a deadly quest to the underworld to confront the evil Hades, who has been plotting to kill off the descendants of all the gods.

On this journey, they soon discover that the ancient gods are not dead as once believed but are held captive in a secret location. In order to save the world from destruction at the hands of Hephaestus, the descendants must set out on a crusade to rescue the gods.

In the process, Skylar learns more about her bloodline and her powers, but there is also a heavy price to pay. The darkest forces known to man are about to return to reclaim their stolen kingdom. 
Seeing nothing but darkness through door one heightened my awareness, and the mist that slowly crept out like thin layer of clouds, spreading and covering our feet, brought another level of fright. The ground started to shake, then a sound like thunder boomed, getting louder…louder…until it sounded more like a stampede.

My imagination got the best of me as I envision buffaloes charging for us. Roaring sounds burst in the air when a dozen of the Cerberuses tried to charge through at once. I would have preferred the buffaloes, but instead, we got Hades’s guard dogs.

Their glowing red eyes were what I saw first, then their vampire like teeth, and last three heads to a body. With serpent’s heads on the tips of their tales and lion like claws, they looked like they could rip us to shreds as they dashed for us as if we were a gourmet meal.

“Cerberus. I should have guessed.” Zara quaked, standing next to Tara. Extending both of their arms up, they were creating a shied. Blazing light engulfed us.

“You should have guessed sooner, but I don’t think it would have mattered.” Nick’s eyes glowed, ready to fight. “Here puppy, puppy. Let’s play.”

 
Mary Ting resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one- Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.
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Feb 26, 2015

*Blog Tour* Indecent Proposal by J.C. Reed and Jackie Steele



An Indecent Proposal by J.C. Reed & Jackie Steele

Release date: February 23rd, 2015

It was supposed to be easy. 
Hire a professional actor to play my fake fiancĂ©. 
But when he steps in front of my door to pick me up for The Interview, my heart stops. Chase Wright is perfect. And hot. I mean like, burn up your dress hot. However, Chase isn't professional at all. I hate what he does to me with his sinfully sexy blue eyes. I hate that he wants me in his bed. 

One month…that’s all I need him for. All I have to do is stay out of his bed. But the rules slowly begin to change. My fake fiancĂ© suddenly becomes my fake husband. When Chase offers me an indecent proposal, it's too late to fire him. It's too late to decline. 

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Feb 25, 2015

*Release Blitz* Bitter Sweet Deception by Tara Oakes

 
Once inside the club she had been eyeing from afar, she comes to realizes things are very different
from what she had imagined them to be. Villainizing the group as a whole for an injustice that was
done to her many years earlier no longer seemed to fit with growing attachments and relationships
she was forming.
 
And then there's Clink. He may very well be the wild card thrown into the mix that derailed Charlie's
plans from the get go. Originally, serving as nothing but a way in to the club, and a body to warm her
sheets at night, Clink has thrown Charlie for a loop. Determined from an early age to never need a
man, Charlie can't help but find herself drawn to him in a carnal and ethereal way. She's tried to fight
it, to deny it, but it was in vain. He calls her sugar... but, she's anything but sweet.
 
A chance twist of luck placed Charlie right in the middle of club politics, where she was able to help
free the club's Vice President, Jay, from serving time for murder he did not commit, but willingly
confessed to in Book 2. Her risk earned her the hard earned respect and admiration that is hard to
come by in the world of the M.C.
 
Now that she finally has a place of her own in life, a place where she belongs and is wanted... is she
willing to give it up? Give Him up? Willing to let it all slip through her fingers? Find out in Book 4 of Tara Oakes' Kingsmen M.C. series, "Bitter Sweet Deception."
 
 
 

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Tara Oakes is a thirty something newbie author from Long Island, New York. She's a
voracious reader, a passionate writer and obsessive junk T.V. aficionado. When
she's not doing one of those three things she is attempting to garden, hanging
with her hubby or partaking in some retail therapy. She enjoys connecting with
her readers and is having a blast entering into this new world of publishing.
 

*Blog Tour & Review* Unexpected Fate (A Hope Town Novel) by Harper Sloan

 
 
Have you ever felt like you were living your life for a future that was predetermined? Like there was some bigger picture you just prayed you would someday see clearly? That picture has been crystal clear to me since I was old enough to recognize it for just what it was.
 
Or I should say recognize him for who he was.
 
I’ve loved Cohen Cage since I was a small child. He’s been my everything for the last twenty-two years. I’ve loved him through every girlfriend he’s ever brought home. Through his college years and then mine. I’ve loved him through two deployments. And ever since the day I told him how I felt, he’s acted like I’m a stranger.
 
My name is Danielle Reid, and it’s time for me to get my man.
 
Our future is an unexpected fate, and no matter what our parents, siblings, and friends say…it’s going to be worth every second of the fight to make it happen.
 
 
 
 
 
I received a copy of this story for an honest review.
 
I am a HUGE Corps Security Series fan so when I heard that author Harper Sloan was starting a new series focusing on the Corps Security second generation I did my book nerd happy dance. Sloan is a rock star at striking the balance between sweet romance, scorching passion, and the joy of family and friends. I am happy to report the first book in the new Hope Town Series, Unexpected Fate, knocks it out of the park. I laughed, I swooned, I ugly cried.
 
Danielle 'Dani' Reid has loved Cohen Cage her entire life but he has staunchly turned a blind eye to those feelings. As Cohen faces another deployment overseas Dani has to decide to let go of her girlhood crush or woman up and fight for her man.
 
Cohen Cage fell in love with Dani Reid way before some would think appropriate and for that reason he's fought to ignore the love he feels. Cohen is older and his job as a soldier is calling him away for an indefinite stretch of time. Loving Dani would only be hurting her...right?
 
As the bond between Dani and Cohen becomes harder to ignore the two must decide what their willing to sacrifice to truly be together. Can two childhood friends find forever together?
 
What I Loved: Unexpected Fate is one of those rare books that just a few pages in I 100% knew I was reading something special. I fell for Cohen as a little boy in the Corps Security Series and grown up Cohen proved to be just as super and just as loveable. Dani is the perfect heroine with her fathers backbone and her mothers sweetness. Cohen and Dani have a connection so deep and heartfelt I couldn't help but shed a few tears as they faced several obstacles only to come out stronger for them. There are several cameos from the Corps Security crew that were just the icing on this yummy cake.

What I Didn't Love: I have read and reread Unexpected Fate so many times there is not much I can fault with the story. The only thing that would have made the story more special would have been a few more scenes of Dani and Cohen interacting when they were younger. But that may just me being greedy wanting more Dani and Cohen.
 
Favorite Quotes:
 
"Right or wrong, whatever it is between us would always be bigger than I understand. It's something that was so unexpected - that feeling, craving, desire, to make her mine."
 
"That magnetic charge that floats over my skin, heating every inch and leaving a trail of awareness in its wake. That pull that has always been connected to one man."
 
"One thing my parents taught me was that when you find the reason for your heart to beat, you don't ever let it go, and if, for some reason beyond your control, you have to, you fight with every breath in your body to have it back."
 
Unexpected Fate is one of those reads that I love so much that I know I will be revisiting Dani and Cohen on a regular basis. The Unexpected Fate characters are solid, the romance is sweet, the passion is hot, the family bonds are strong, and the storyline is addictive. Do yourself a favor and read this book. You don't have to have read the Corps Security books to enjoy but they definitely add extra depth to the story.
 
Unexpected Fate is the first in author Harper Sloan's new Hope Town series. I can't wait to see which Corps offspring meets their mate next.
 
Happy reading.
 

 

 
 

Harper lives in small town Georgia just a short drive from her hometown of Peachtree City. She (and her 3 daughters) enjoy ruling the house they dubbed 'Estrogen Ocean', much to her husband’s chagrin. Harper has a borderline unhealthy obsession with books; you can almost ALWAYS find her with her eReader attached. She enjoys bad reality TV and cheesy romantic flicks. Her favorite kind of hero--the super alpha kind!

Harper started using writing as a way to unwind when the house went to sleep at night; and with a house full of crazy it was the perfect way to just relax. It didn't take long before a head full of very demanding alphas would stop at nothing to have their story told.
 

 


Feb 23, 2015

*Release Blitz* Make Me Forget by Brandy Lynn



Title: Make Me Forget
Author: Brandy Lynn
Genre: NA Romance
Release Date: February 23, 2015
Cover Design: Shoutlines Design


*Inspired by true events*

Where do you turn when the ones who are supposed to love you most, hurt you? 

When is enough, enough? 

That is the exact question Chloe Evans had when she escaped her own personal hell that terrifying night. Even though the road to rebuilding her life has been tough, she's spent the last few years trying to mend her battered soul. Doubting that all her efforts are even worth it, she begins to feel she will forever be tied to the man who took everything away from her. 

Ryder Matthews is the epitome of what most girls associate with perfection. With his good looks, bad boy persona, multiple tattoos and piercings he is every girl’s fantasy; every girl except Chloe Evans that is. Ryder sees Chloe as a challenge...one that he's more than confident he will win.

Drew Nichols is every girls dream guy. He’s sweet, sincere, trusting, and most of all patient. He’s exactly what Chloe needs in her life, but is he who she wants? 

We all have things in life we'd like to forget about. Some bigger than others. When Chloe uses college as her diversion to escape the memories, will either of them be able to make her forget?









I smile, even though I think we both know that it will be a rare occurrence. I glance over to the bar where I see a group of college guys that I recognize doing shots. His eyes wander over to where I am looking. “Tequila shots,” he chuckles, then his tone turns serious, “ever do it?”

“What? Tequila shots? Uh…no.” I laugh, focusing my attention back to the table.

He stands up. “Come on. You’re really missing out.” He reaches for my hand, pulling me to my feet. “I’ll show you how to do it.”

I stare at him, my jaw drops. “Uh…I don’t think so.”

He rolls his eyes. “What are you afraid of?”

Losing my way, getting drunk, making a fool out of myself, I can think of several reasons why I think this is a bad idea. “I’m not afraid but…”

“Chloe, live a little.” He cocks his head. “You may like it.”

I hate giving in to peer pressure, but something about the way that he is looking at me and the way that I am feeling at this moment makes me throw caution to the wind and just go with it. “Fine, but you better not leave me astray.” I finish with a laugh, as our hands connect and he pulls me to the bar.

“Two please!” he orders from the bartender. “You ready for some fun, princess?” He winks. “Now pay close attention. The lesson on how to do tequila shots like a pro is about to commence.” He laughs with easiness showing how comfortable he is with this situation when I am anything but.

“First step, close your hand making a fist and lick.” He balls his fist, snaking his tongue out and licking from his thumb to his knuckle. I feel my breath catch in my throat watching his tongue and that silver barbell performing something so intimate to his hand. I sigh, realizing I am entranced and wishing I was his hand. “The important thing to remember, princess, is you need to get it wet.” He raises his eyebrows suggestively leading me to believe he knows exactly what I was just thinking just now. I shake those thoughts away as he starts explaining the second step.

“Second step.” He raises the saltshaker and shakes it where he’s just licked. I nod, letting him know I’m still paying attention. “Third step.” He licks the salt he’s just poured and picks up his tequila shot, throwing it back taking it like a pro. I watch as his Adam’s apple bobs when he swallows. Is it hot in here? Then he grabs the lime wedge off the saucer and sucks looking at me with lust filled hooded eyes. Oh God…I think I just experienced the most erotic thing of my life watching Ryder doing a tequila shot. “Are you ready to try one,” he asks.

I nod, unable to speak since I don’t trust what I might say right now. “Good girl,” he replies huskily. Yep, I am losing my resolve and my reasoning every time he speaks. I quickly ball my fist and lick trying to remember why I agreed to do this in the first place. Right now, I think I would do anything Ryder asks of me. This is so not good. I think about what I would say if Drew were doing shots with a girl who is ‘just a friend’ and realize this is not what I should be doing.

I’m about to stop this whole charade before it goes any further when Ryder grabs my hand. “I don’t think you got it wet enough, princess. Let me help you out.” He runs his tongue along my fist, and my body quakes from the excitement. What was I thinking about, again? I can’t think about anything right now except that his tongue is exquisite, and I don’t want him to stop. All too quickly he stops, much to my dismay, and grabs the salt shaker. Sprinkling it on my hand, he brings my hand to my mouth and commands me…”Lick, princess.” I do as I’m told and lick the salt before he thrusts the shot in my hand. I tip it back feeling the amber colored liquor rush down my throat. I cough and sputter a little from the harshness. He quickly grabs the lime wedge, bringing it to my lips, ordering me again to…”Suck for me.”                 I’m a little taken aback by his brazen choice of words, but I relent, sucking on the wedge with so much intensity and locking eyes with him as I do. I can see the heat in his gaze; he wants more…I think. I just had the most intense tequila shot lesson in the history of time and it was with none other than Ryder Matthews. I can’t help but wonder if he’s this way with all women or just me. Maybe it’s the tequila talking, but I swear I feel something for him. I’m just not sure what it is, yet.














Brandy Lynn resides in Richmond, Virginia with her husband, teenage son, and furry friend. She's a retired blogger, chocoholic, aspiring writer, wine lover, avid reader, procrastinator, animal lover, and a craft fanatic. Her debut novel, Make Me Forget is scheduled to release on February 23, 2015.










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Feb 20, 2015

*Cover Reveal* Take Me Away by S. Moose



Title: Take Me Away
Author: S. Moose
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 2015
Photographer: FuriousFotog (Goldez Czermak)
Cover Designer: Perfect Pear Creative (Sommer Stein)
Cover Model: Gunnar DeWitt
After breaking up with her long time boyfriend, Jackson DeLacey, eighteen year old Zara Borzilleri promises herself to focus on school and play the game she loves. Stepping foot onto the lacrosse field, in front of a cheering crowd, pushes aside the pain and reminds her of the future ahead at least until she graduates in four years.

Lacrosse star Treston 'the King' Parker dominates the field and to everyone else he has it all. Behind closed doors he's just Treston Parker- a monster full of secrets, deep, dark secrets only he knows. He won't allow anyone to get close and for the past two years he's kept his promises to her, but never his last promise: falling in love again.

One weekend he gives in and everything changes when he meets Zara. The rules change and she sees Treston for who he truly is, not what everyone else sees. But to Treston, meeting Zara means nothing, even though her blue eyes invades his mind.

We can be friends, but don't ask about my past or where I go. 

He draws the lines.
She erases his lines.

Can Zara help Treston escape his painful past before he sinks deeper into oblivion?
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, S.Moose, lives in Webster, NY.

A 2011 St. John Fisher graduate, S.Moose loves to read and write. When she isn't in her room in front of her computer or a book, she is with her family and friends.

S. Moose is a romantic at heart and loves anything with a happily ever after.


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