Monday, 29 July 2013

Sweet Deception Cover Reveal


Title: Sweet Deception
Author: Grace Henderson
Release Date: August 21 2013
Cover Design by: Viola Estrella




Synopsis

Three years ago, tragedy struck Cassie Wilson’s family and pushed her away from her hometown. Now, one phone call pulls her right back…

Cassie’s had more than her fair share of heartbreak and the last thing on her mind is finding love. But when she meets the charming, arrogant and drop-dead gorgeous Blake Richards, she has to decide whether she can open up her heart to him.
Blake has a bad rep with women but that doesn’t stop them lining up to spend the night with him. What he wants, he gets. And he wants Cassie.
The attraction is obvious, but Cassie soon realises he’s holding something back. When his past threatens to destroy his future, will he share his most guarded secret with her? A secret that connects them both in ways neither could have imagined.



About the Author
When Grace isn't working her day job, she is huddled in the corner writing or reading romance novels. Having always loved reading, it was only after changing jobs and having to put up with a long commute that it took over as an obsession. Now there isn't a day goes by that she lets her Ipad out of sight. She lives in the UK with her husband and two cats, and has a BA in Business Management. She is a compulsive tea drinker and a sucker for a 'happily ever after.'



Friday, 26 July 2013

In My Veins Release Day

Today sees the release day of C. A. Madden's debut novel In My Veins. 
We're big fans of PR and can't wait to sink our teeth in to it!!




Title: In My Veins

Author: C A Madden
Genre: Contemporary Paranormal Romance
Release Date: July 22, 2013



Karina’s life seemed normal, because it was. She was lucky to have found a great job once she finished college and lived in one of the most popular cities in the world. But she was just missing one thing - love. She just wasn’t in a hurry to find it before and now that she did want it, she was convinced it just wouldn’t happen for her. Until she met James, the mysterious and ridiculously handsome man she kept running into.

James was cursed. Because of his dark secret, he considered himself a monster. He warned Karina to stay away from him. He knew that she deserved better than him but he couldn’t let her go. She was the only one that could free him from the curse. 


Everything changed for Karina when she met James. Once word of their relationship was exposed to a part of the world she didn’t even know existed till she met him, her life was put in danger. Something or someone was after her, determined to get rid of her. James was determined to do anything to protect her from the danger brought to her because of him.


But what if the only way to protect her… is to let her go?

Purchase Links Amazon UK | Amazon US


About the Author
                                                                          
C.A. Madden is a hopeless romantic California girl that loves to write. She has a B.S. in Business Marketing. Although she loves the world of Business, her heart resides with books.

She enjoys spending her free time reading or writing all types of stories but demands that they all have a little (preferably a lot) of romance.

Madden’s debut full length novel In My Veins, is due to be released in July 2013. She is also planning to publish more novels soon which include angst, more paranormal, and of course more romance.

She loves hearing from other book lovers. Ways to reach her include: 




Monday, 22 July 2013

Just Human Release Day Launch with review, excerpt & author interview


We are UNBELIEVEABLY excited to be part of the Release Day Launch of such an amazing debut novel Just Human from Kerry Heavens. You REALLY need to go 1-click buy this book, trust us. 
Not only do we have a steamy teaser for you but we have an awesome 5 * review from Sarah-Jane and an even awesomer (I know it's not a proper word but I like it, lol!) interview from the author herself! We certainly enjoyed chatting with you Kerry and you are officially one of our favourite authors. 



Title: Just Human
Author: Kerry Heavens
Release Date: July 22, 2013
Genre: Adult Contemporary



The Synopsis



Meet Liv and Danny…

Liv loves Danny. She knows she loves him more than he loves her, so she lets him go without a fight when his parents make him move back to America. She knows she will never love anyone like she loved him, but she has to move on.

Danny loves Liv. He knows he loves her more than she loves him, because she does nothing to get him to stay, so he goes quietly when his parents leave the UK. He knows he will never love anyone like he loved her, but he has to move on.

Twelve years on, they have made a good job of pretending, they may have almost forgotten. But when they get in touch via Facebook, it seems that it is all still there. They quickly find that they are intensely compatible in ways they hadn’t even begun to explore before they were forced apart.

Can they put aside their fears and give it a go? Or will deep rooted doubts and insecurities tear them apart?


The Steamy Excerpt

I ease back into consciousness and for a moment I’m disorientated. I squeeze my eyes together tightly and then pry one open. Blinking against the light, I realise it must be late. The light is bright mid-morning light and the sounds of life drift up to me from downstairs. I’m draped across Danny, who is still sleeping soundly. I can't see the time without moving and I don't want to wake him. I sigh happily; this is insane. Danny is back in my life. Staying with me, hinting that he might stick around, helping out in the bar. Telling me, well almost telling me that he has feelings for me still. It’s hard to take stock of these facts. It feels like a dream and I don't want to wake up. That's why I want to head to my parents, I think. Put it in some context. Mum might have some pearl of wisdom that can help me. Danny shifts slightly, still fast asleep. Where my leg is draped across his, something hard presses into my inner thigh. Morning glory! I smirk, nuzzling his chest and lightly kissing his skin. Mark comes unwelcome into my mind. He always used to say that being woken up by sex is the best thing that can ever happen to a man. He was always remarking on the fact that I never did it, but he never deserved it. He had no idea how to put a woman in the mood; he only cared about himself. I shake him out of my head, reminding myself that I’m lying across a man who doesn't just care about himself. He seems to care about me, a great deal. I shift slightly, feeling him hard against me once more. I could just slide on top of him and do it right now. I pause to consider this, what’s stopping me? Gently, I lift my head; he’s so beautiful. I kiss his chest again, but this time I trail kisses down his sculpted abdomen, pausing at his waistband. He moans slightly in his sleep but doesn't wake. I delicately lift the elastic up and stretch it back, holding it in place with my hand below his impressive erection. He stirs slightly, I position my mouth over him, before he wakes and lick him. He stirs again, moaning. I want him to wake up in my mouth, so before it’s too late I take him between my lips, rolling my tongue around the tip and then plunging down onto him. He moans loudly, shifting beneath me as he becomes aware of what’s happening. "Oh!" he sighs as I gently suck on him. I watch as his eyelids flick open and shock registers on his face. He lifts his head to see what’s going on and laughs when he confirms his suspicions."Oh God, Liv. That's incredible,” he breathes, still grinning like the Cheshire Cat


The Review

Hi all Sarah-Jane here again, well I must've done something right if they've asked me back again ;) I really.. REALLY enjoyed this book...

If I'm honest this book absoulutely floored me..

It's real..it's RAW!! It is worth more than just 5 stars but I will have to settle for just 5 I guess...

This book rang true to me, Liv & Danny have such an intense relationship but it isn't forced, it isn't full of mixed signals, with the usual 'does she doesn't she' type relationship. Danny is Mr. Perfect he is truly a man of any women's dreams.. back to him later. I loved how after 12 years of no communication or contact they just click.. true love <3

BUT...

Is true love always enough? Does true love always run smoothly? In Liv & Danny's case the issue is Distance.. can they overcome this issue or will they always separated by 5000 miles? 12 years is a long time to be separated, what happened in that time while they were apart? Will the past come back to bite them on the arse?

Danny is a successful business man, Liv owns and runs a successful diner & bar, will they give it all up for each other? Give each other the chance they never got 12 years earlier? This book kept me gripped, it pulled me in and kept me there thinking.. when is this going to turn sour, what's going to happen, it can't all be smooth sailing.. and I was right, a big sour lemon in the shape of an ex.. who's ex? I'll leave that to you to work out ;)

I was laughing, I was crying, I was smiling, it was pulling at my heart strings.. at many points in this book I found myself sitting back thinking 'this is real, this is exactly what I would do in this situation' it isn't fake, it isn't full of sex that makes you think 'if only' it is what it is and it is REAL!!


With me, the style of writing & how the book is written overall plays a big part in how I rate a book but Kerry is a flawless writer, I can see good things coming from her. On that note I will say Just Human is one of my top books amongst SC Stephens - Thoughtless Series & Rebecca Donovan - Breathing Series, pretty big huh? Well that's because I connected with these characters, Liv with her smart mouth & Danny with his big heart.

I hope you enjoy the photo's we have also posted, these ARE the real photos taken by myself of the REAL places mentioned in the book. Enjoy. 

My head is full of unanswered question and I cant wait for Still Human (Autum 2013)

The quote for me that sums up this book is...  
'You are always rooted here with me'

Sarah-Jane - Guest reviewer for MakeMyDayBookclub








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The Interview  
by Sarah-Jane


SJ: First of all I'd like to say...Hello Kerry & thank you for doing this interview with
us. We have a long list of questions for you so shall we make a start.
.
Kerry: This is my first EVER interview, so I can't wait to start!
 
SJ: Wow,we feel so honoured! 
Lets jump straight in then with the question on everyone's mind. Where did you get your influence from to write Just Human? Are Danny & Liv based on people in your life or are they purely fictional characters?
Kerry: So much of Liv is based on me, but then I would have to say the same about Danny too. I know that he is a guy, but I don't have a girlie personality, so it was easy to find both characters from within me. The close friendships with Max and Jen are inspired by my real friendships. I am lucky to have a really close group of friends and I'm particularly close with the boys as our history dates back to school. I really wanted to emulate something of what I have because I think only that history and genuine fondness could have got Liv and Danny through their time apart. Their story is entirely fictional though and literally came to me in a clich├ęd thunderbolt moment.
 
SJ: Liv has lots of tattoos. What we'd like to know is, if you have any tattoos and if so how many and of what?
Kerry: I have my children's initials in the inside of my wrist, which I love and a purple heart on my hip which I hate! But without a doubt, if I had Liv's body, I'd have Liv's tattoos. I wouldn't know where to stop. I LOVE tattoos, you can probably tell! (Liv's licking thing...that's all me!)

SJ: If you could only have ONE tattoo what would it be & why? I think mine would be an inspirational quote that will always ring true in my heart.
Kerry: I plan to have one quite soon actually and its a quote. In fact its a song title, maybe the longest song title EVER, but it is very pertinent to my hubby and I. He is the anchor, I am the wings.
'You be the anchor that keeps my feet on the ground. I'll be the wings that keep your heart in the clouds.'

SJ: The town in which you set this book is pretty close to my heart, why did you choose that particular place to write about and not any other town in the UK?
Kerry: It is set in a fictional Guildford, Surrey, I think you only picked up on the clues because you know it as well as I do! I did that because I wanted the book to feel real, so setting it in a place loosely based on somewhere I know kept my feet on the ground.
 
SJ: Have you ever visited Santa Monica, CA where Danny lives?
Kerry: Umm...no! Well, I drove through it...the internet is a wonderful thing!! 
 
SJ: Is Lady Luck’s based on a real diner, if so where & what is it called?
Kerry: No, that one came right out of my head. I wish I owned Lady Luck's so dreaming it up wasn't difficult. But strangely, a couple of months ago, I was in Bournemouth and it was pouring with rain while we were looking for dinner. We just ran into this place and I almost fell over. I was basically standing in the bar at Lady Luck's. I was totally freaked out and needed a drink and a sit down. I had my jaw on the floor the whole time we were there, but typically, we didn't have a camera and we had left our phones behind as we were seeing a show! I keep meaning to go back with my camera.

For reference its called Ruby Jean's. But they have very few pictures on their website. 
SJ: At what age did you figure out you wanted to be a writer & other than being a successful writer, what is your DREAM job?

Kerry: I have always felt like I had a book in me, but that doesn't really mean I ever saw myself being a writer. Now that I have been playing at this for a year, I have dreams! I want to carry on doing this forever. I have honestly never felt so happy or creatively satisfied.

DREAM JOB: Spy! - I would be so good at that!
 
SJ: When you're not writing what do you enjoy doing in you spare time?
Kerry: I don't have any free time, but on the odd bit of down time I have, I read, obviously and I like to watch films of course. I used to be the ultimate reality TV junkie, but since I started writing, I don't even look in the direction of the TV anymore. I also sing incessantly. I used to be in a choir, but I gave it up when the writing started.
  
SJ: Are you a full time writer or do you just do it for leisure/pleasure at the moment?
Kerry: I do this morning noon and night. I have two small children who I should give more time to, a part time job I should be more focused on and a house that my husband is sick of cleaning. But I just wanted to push really hard until I had achieved getting Just Human out. We will see what happens now.

SJ: Who inspired you to start writing?  Is there that one special author that made you think about starting to write?
Kerry: This is one of those questions that has lots of answers. I suppose over all I'm going to have to say E.L. James. Fifty Shades was really the beginning of my true reading passion, like a lot of people. I read before that, but a mix of genres and infrequently. When I read Fifty Shades I suppose what I saw is you don't have to be the worlds most spectacular writer, to pull off a really great book. I suppose it opened my eyes to the possibility that mortals can write books and I wanted in!

For quality of writing though, my most inspiring author is Nicholas Evans. The Loop and The Smoke Jumper were phenomenal.
 
SJ: Danny was Liv's first love and Liv, Dannys but who was your first love?
Kerry: I know you'd love a juicy story here, but I've been married for almost nine years and I can honestly say that I never truly fell in love until some time in the last couple of years. I THOUGHT I had. But really, now I look back, lust and excitement isn't the same thing. So it turns out that my first love is my husband! HOW BORING! 

SJ: Liv is a huge lover of chick flicks, what is your favourite chick flick & favourite quote? Mine has to be Dirty Dancing with 'Nobody puts baby in the corner', otherwise I'm a real action film kinda girl.
Kerry: I love my romances, but I love action too. For me the perfect combo is the Fast and Furious films (Notice who I modeled Danny on!) because they have a bit of both.
Oh yes we certainly noticed...the gorgeous Paul Walker! *sighs and drifts off dreamily*

My all time favourite chick flick is also Dirty Dancing, but my favourite quote is:
"...most of all, I'm scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life, the way I feel when I'm with you."

SJ: Okay, one more question about Just Human, what is your favourite quote from the book & why? Mine is stated in my review and I chose it because it's how I see Liv & Danny...it just rings true to him in my head. (You will always be rooted with me)
Kerry: Mine is Danny's final words in the epilogue, which I'm not quoting here! But its my favourite quote because it so exposes all his thoughts and feelings in one sentence. It was emotional to write and it still gives me goose bumps when I read it. 

SJ: Any chance of a little snippet from Still Human? *grins cheekily* :-D
Kerry: Sorry, I can't find a single thing that isn't a spoiler!! You'll have to wait. ;)

SJ: We've heard all about Liv & Danny now, and since we can't get a snippet from book #2 without spoilers how about telling us about your new & upcoming projects? Are you working on anything new?
Kerry: Yes I am...something so very exciting I am fit to burst already! I have started a new series! Spencer and Jazz are nothing whatsoever like Danny and Liv and all I can tell you is that it it is seriously HOT! 

SJ: Ooh, sounds VERY interesting! Will this book be a different genre or are you sticking with your current style?
Kerry: No, not really. It is steamier, perhaps even with a little kink, but its basically a love story. Just a little angrier than most.

Okay enough about work,  lets go with the fun questions...

SJ: If you could be an animal, what animal would you be?
Kerry: A lion.
 
SJ: If you had to choose between super small head or size 14 feet, which would you choose?
Kerry: Feet, you can hide them under the table.
 
SJ: Which three objects would you take with you to a desert island?? (Phones & Laptops prohibited)
Kerry: Firstly if I can't have my phone, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't survive the experience, so I wouldn't need anything else. But if you insist, I'd take the Thoughtless series. If I'm allowed to count them as a single item, I'd also take Fifty and The Sinners too! 
 
SJ: You've got 1 hour before the world ends...what would you spend your last hour doing? (actually I'm not sure we want the answer to that question *hides behind hands*)
Kerry: Who has been giving you this information about me??? ;)
 
SJ: If you had to live on one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
Kerry: A good old roast probably.

SJ: Secret Crush?
Kerry: I have no secret crushes, I fancy everyone and I tell everyone about it!...Although, if I don't admit this, I have friends who will gladly expose me, so, ok...I admit to having a sort of older man crush/soft spot for...I can't believe I'm saying this...Dick Van Dyke!
Ahem,we aren't saying ANYTHING but...Dick Van dyke?? ;-)


SJ: Guilty Pleasure?
Kerry: Plastic burger cheese. You shouldn't like it but... 

SJ: If you could have one super power for the day what would it be & why?
Kerry: Hands down...flying.

SJ: I read on your website that you also love reading, who
is your favourite author and why?
Kerry: This is worse than the food question! I could give you a short-ish list, but no way one. 

SJ: On the same note favourite book series and for what reasons?
Kerry: Thoughtless. Because...Kellan! Sorry is that not enough for you? Well ok then, lets not forget Griffin as well! <3 #LongLiveTheKing

SJ: Most of us have a book boyfriend we will ALWAYS remember & will stay in our hearts, who is yours and why?
Kerry: Just because he was the first of the greats in my life, it has to be Christian.

SJ: If you were a man for the day what would you do? Whenever a man is asked this question his reply is simple 'look at myself in the mirror all day' *rolls eyes*  do they not do this anyway?
Kerry: Have sex! Wouldn't you want to know what it feels like for them? (Sorry!)

Right lets do some quick fire questions :) Would you rather?

Summer or Winter? Summer
White Chocolate Or Milk Chocolate? White Chocolate
Tea or Coffee? Tea
Desktop Or Laptop? Desktop
Sunny Vacation Or Ski Vacation? Sunny vacation
Pizza or Pasta? Pasta
Chinese or Indian? Chinese
Dog or Cat? Dog
Twitter or Facebook? Twitter
Kellan Kyle Or Christian Grey? ;)  REALLY???
Football Or Rugby? Rugby
High Heels or Pumps? Pumps
Boat or Plane? Plane
Manicure or Pedicure? Manicure
Iphone or Blackberry? Iphone
Text Message or Phone Call? Text message
Fan or Air con? Air con
Reading or Writing? Reading
Vanilla or chocolate? Vanilla - just ice-cream though!
USA or Australia? USA
Pebbles or Sand? Pebbles
Silver or Gold? Silver
Coke or Diet Coke? Coke
Strawberries & Cream or Strawberries & Chocolate? Strawberries and cream

SJ: Thank you for taking time away from writing to do this with us, we are very grateful & can't wait to read Still Human. Am I right in guessing you're aiming for an Autumn release?
Once again thank you & good luck XOX 

Kerry: Yes hoping for an Autumn release for Still Human. Thank you so much for having me and thanks for reading! x



The Author 


Terrible wife
Mediocre mother
Appalling housewife
Fashion graduate
Wedding coordinator
Sex toy salesperson
Shop manager
Designer
Font collector
Romance addict
Fancier of nice men
Ok, fancier of almost all men
Awesome cupcake bake
Incessant singer
Film buff
Friend
Writer



Saturday, 20 July 2013

Giveaway Winners

The winner of a signed paper back of A Love Like This by Kahlen Aymes is :

Etrty #30 Mary B.

The winner of A bundle of ebooks & £50.00 Amazon Gift Voucher in our Golden Giveaway is :

Entry #44 Donna V.

Congratulations to you both! 
Emails have been sent out , please can you respond within 24hrs with your  relevant details, thank you 

Andrea xx

Sunday, 14 July 2013

April Showers review



What happens when your head and your heart pull you in completely opposite directions? 

April Adams is about to find out the hard way.

When April enrols at Manchester University, it feels like a whole new life. New city, new house, new friends...new crush. 

Isaac Sharpe is the hottest guy on campus - with an even hotter reputation. After a chance meeting, April quickly finds herself wrapped up in all that he is. But what if all that he is isn't what it seems?

Caught up in a battle between what she wants and what she thinks she needs, April meets Lukas Roberts. Lukas is the security blanket that she craves so desperately and she finds solace in their friendship. But what happens when she finds more than she bargained for?

April has always been a big believer of fate, but will she learn that she's in control of her own destiny before it's too late?

Join April as she embarks on a life changing journey of love and loss, which will have you laughing and crying until the very end






***4.5 stars***

April Adams meets Isaac Sharpe and Lukas Roberts on her first day at Manchester University and so begins a roller coaster of emotions, not just for the main characters but for me too!! 

Isaac bumps into April , literally, when she is running late for her first lecture. He is devastatingly handsome, seems very sure of himself and makes a huge impression on April. When they happen to meet again later that night, at a uni party, the deep attraction between them is obvious and they arrange to go on a date the next day...but things don't always go according to plan.

Lukas meets April  in their first lecture. He takes her under his wing, showing her the best places to eat etc. and they quickly become very good friends. Lukas is someone to rely on and always seems to know just what to do and say to make her feel better. 

April  has two gorgeous men vying for her attention but who will she choose and will it be the right decision? Her head is telling her one thing while her heart is telling her another. I know who I choose but I can't possibly tell you...SPOILERS!!!

A twist to the plot early on sees April making a choice that she finds hard to stick to but she must if she wants to stay at uni, and made me shout at my kindle a few times!! 
Cue emotional angst, tears, turmoil, copious amounts of alcohol (to help with the turmoil) & hangovers from Hell...April not me! 
From beginning to end I was hooked. I did want to shake April and tell her to get her act together sooner than she did though but when she finally did, oh, I wasn't disappointed!! I wanted to smack Hollie, the bitch from uni and I STILL don't trust her, I may have shouted obscenities at my kindle, on occasion, at her, lol. 
But the ending...I was like, NOOOOOO!!!!! Karli, hurry up with book two, I need to know what happens!! A real cliff hanger!

April Showers has just enough steamy scenes to get your pulse racing but not enough that you're thinking 'enough already!' I definitely recommend this as a 1-click buy.

Congratulations Karli Perrin on a great debut novel, I predict great things for you.

Amazon Uk | Amazon US

"Life is one big risk, you just need to recognise which risks are worth taking"

"No rain. No rainbow."




Saturday, 13 July 2013

A Golden Giveaway!!

Hi everyone, Andrea here. I bring you news!!
Today, July 13, is my parents Golden Wedding Anniversary and, had my lovely Dad still been with us we would've had a HUGE celebration. Unfortunately it wasn't to be but, I've decided to celebrate it anyway with a very special giveaway.

Up for grabs 

1 ebook copy of the following:
Pretty Little Lies by Jennifer Miller
The Mighty Storm by Samantha Towle
Guardians of Vesturon series by A.M. Hargrove
Dark Waltz by A.M. Hargrove
The Edge series by A.M. Hargrove
AND 
£50.00 Amazon Gift Voucher

***OPEN INTERNATIONALLY***


The competition will run from today until next Saturday 20th July. ONE lucky winner will be picked at random and win THE LOT!!!
Good luck everyone


A massive THANK YOU to the above authors for their awesome donations.
Andrea xxx

Thursday, 11 July 2013

In My Veins Cover Reveal

Today we are re- revealing this gorgeous cover but with a title change of
In My Veins  by C A Madden. 
Please scroll to bottom of page to read the author's explanation about the change.



Title: In My Veins
Author: C A Madden
Genre: Contemporary Paranormal Romance
Release Date: July 22, 2013



Synopsis:
Karina didn’t know what was happening to her. When she started distancing herself from everyone she loved and had unusual things happen to her, she knew something was wrong. But what was it? Sleep was almost non-existent and when she did, she dreamed of memories she did not remember having.

When she met James, a mysterious and handsome man she kept running into, she felt unusually drawn to him. He had a dark secret and he discovered she does too. She just doesn’t know it. He was determined to learn more about her before others did. But little does he know, the exact person he wanted to keep her identity a secret from had already discovered who she was.

When word of her true identity is exposed to the world she didn’t know existed until she met him, her life is put in danger.  James is determined to do anything to protect her.

But what if the only way to protect her… is to let her go?


About the Author
                                                                          
C.A. Madden is a hopeless romantic California girl that loves to write. She has a B.S. in Business Marketing. Although she loves the world of Business, her heart resides with books.

She enjoys spending her free time reading or writing all types of stories but demands that they all have a little (preferably a lot) of romance.

Madden’s debut full length novel In My Veins, is due to be released in July 2013. She is also planning to publish more novels soon which include angst, more paranormal, and of course more romance.

She loves hearing from other book lovers. Ways to reach her include: 

*** Authors note:  
Hi everyone. As some of you might notice the cover is familiar. That is because I won't be publishing The Perfect Scandal anymore (at least for a while). It's not a big deal anymore, but long story short--- I wrote The Perfect Scandal a long time ago.  It was on a site for free. I came across a story recently that sounded a lot like mine. Might be a coincidence because I didn't actually read that story, but I decided to just let it go. Sorry to those who were looking forward to it. After some encouraging words from people who had already read it and people who really wanted to read it, I am considering some options. Til then, I have so many other stories! ;) Thanks for understanding. xoxo


Just Breathe Blog Tour

Welcome to the Just Breathe Blog Tour


We are very excited to be part of this tour and would like to welcome Sarah -Jane, our guest reviewer, to the blog.



 Title: Just Breathe
Author: Rachel Brookes
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: July 5, 2013



Synopsis

For Savannah Rae, living life without her parents was unimaginable. But being blamed for her first love’s suicide? That destroyed every part of who she was. 

Gone were the days of innocence, happiness, and dreams. Now her days simply meant attempting to survive. In her mind, her only means for that was replacing her grief with men, booze and the fast life. And for five years, it worked.

When an opportunity to leave the nightmares of her past in Australia opens up, she takes it. Los Angeles beckons - with hopes of late nights, new beginnings, and the promise of a string of endless men to distract her, she can’t wait to dive in.

One thing she didn’t count on was meeting her match.

In the eyes of outsiders, Tate Connors has it all; the ultimate LA bachelor who is content with his lifestyle of wild nights, women and one night stands. He's Mr. Unpredictable with looks that could destroy any woman with one glance.

The craziness of Los Angeles throws them into the chaotic path of each other. Savannah becomes the perfect game, and Tate becomes the ultimate prey. Lines are crossed, emotions are smashed, and the idea of who they truly are begins to be tangled.

However, one thing will become clear.

They are more alike than either one could ever have imagined.


Review

Firstly before I get into my review I'd like to say thank you to the girls for giving me the chance to guest review, lets hope I don't mess this up. Go easy on me this is my first official review without Goodreads ;)

I'm going to start by saying I loved all the main characters in this book, normally it is hard from me too like female characters (I'm not sexist but they just whinge and moan too much lol!) but Rachel Brookes  did well. Sav is a one sassy chick, then you have Tate who is just...WOW! I'll get to him soon...he's HOT!

Savannah Rae lost her parents when she was 10 years old, her boyfriend committed suicide and she was blamed. For her, everyone she loves leaves...well that's what she believes. After being given the chance to move to L.A she sees this as her new beginning, what she didn't expect was to meet her match. Tate Connors.

Savannah tries her hardest to stay clear of Tate telling herself that he can't be her 'prey' & she won't be his 'game'. Pretty hard to stay away from someone when they live in your apartment building with their sister, who happens to be your best friend...Awkward.

After moving to L.A for a clean start, she's trying to forget her past & everything that drives her to a life of drinking, partying & emotionless one-night stands. How long can these two resist each other..?

Tate is Savannah's match in every way possible. Hot, determined, quick witted, hard to resist & both are tormented by their pasts & certainly NOT looking for love..

I read Just Breathe  in one day. One sitting. 5 Hours. I found at times I was giggling to myself while reading this book, Savannah and her smart mouth & Tate and his not so subtle best friend (Jake), just the all round light heart feel to this book. Don't get me wrong this book is intense at times & made me think "just give into temptation already, your giving me a headache" but it worked...Rachel did very well on her debut novel & I can't wait to see where the story goes next, not just for Tate & Savannah but also for the others...

I will leave you with my favourite quote in this book. I think it sums up the book pretty well.

"You are a survivor but you need to be vulnerable too. Your heart needs to love without hesitation, it deserves that; you deserve that" - Tanzi

Sarah-Jane - Guest reviewer for MakeMayDayBookclub



Bio
 Rachel Brookes is from a coastal town on the east coast of Australia where beaches, kangaroos and surfers roam free. She writes angst ridden love stories with a pinch of craziness, a dash of drama, a cup of romance, a spoonful of sexiness and the main ingredient hot guys. Rachel sometimes forgets to eat, sometimes forgets to sleep and sometimes can’t remember the last time she cleaned her apartment but that’s because she is in a long term relationship with her laptop and they are constantly writing together.  When she does step away from her laptop she can be found taking too many photos, making scrumptious cocktails, laughing at Adam Sandler movies and spending her time with her amazing family and friends. With her first novel, Just Breathe, due to be released in July 2013, her dream of releasing a book will become reality. With another three books already taking up her mind, she cannot wait to start this crazy ride

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Purchase links: Amazon US | Amazon UK