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Monday, 30 June 2014

Book Blitz: Ruthless People by J.J. McAvoy + giveaway

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Tour: Ruthless People by J.J. McAvoy

 Title: Ruthless People ~ Ruthless People #1
Author: J.J. McAvoy
Release Date: July 17, 2014


Ruthless People is a romantic crime fiction set in modern day Chicago, following the life and marriage of Melody Giovanni and Liam Callahan—rivals by blood and leaders through fear. Their marriage was arranged by their fathers in hopes to end years of bloodshed between the Irish and the Italians. Liam believes he’s getting a simple-minded wife, one he can control, one who bends to his every need . . . the complete opposite of Melody. She knows exactly what type of man he is, and she would rather die than give up the power she has spent her life building. To the outside world they look like American Royalty, but behind closed doors is a constant battle for dominance. The Mafia of the past has evolved, and with rival bosses gunning for them, Melody and Liam will have to learn to work as one to take down all those who stand in their way.

About the Author 

J. J. McAvoy first started working on Ruthless People during a Morality and Ethics lecture her freshman year of college. X number of years later, she is an insomniac who has changed her major three times, and is a master in the art of procrastination. If you ask her why she began writing, she will simply tell you “They wanted to get their story out.”
She is currently working on her next novel . . . so please bug her on Twitter @JJMcAvoy

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Cover Reveal: Picked by Jettie Woodruff

Available at the end of July 2014

It started with a game, a very fun computer game, but curiosity–and a desire to know a life so intriguing and different from my own–got the better of me. I had just started to venture out with my own work at my father’s private investigating firm when our paths crossed on purpose. My purpose. I never expected things to go the way they did. I never expected him to be so nice and handsome. I couldn’t be number four. How could any woman love a man with more than one wife? Not only was it impossible, it was ridiculous. 

There was no way I was getting any closer. I was going to get in, dig around a little, and get out. That’s it. Does anything ever turn out the way we plan? Becker Cole’s wives were not the typical, obedient little housewives wearing aprons and submitting to him I had pegged them to be. They were cute, young and full of life. I loved them. All three of them. And somehow, I loved Becker too. Could I swallow the persona that society expected me to be and share him, or was this too much? Was I ready to be a part of this world? 
And if I wasn’t… could I just walk away?

As most of you know I am Jettie Woodruff, author of the Amazon bestselling Underestimated series. I also hate bios...
I am a lifelong writer, published for a couple years now. I write romance, erotica, and some dark erotica. The main thing people need to know about my writing is, I don't really write your normal, cliché, romance. I like to write on the edge where I like to keep my readers.
My main goal when I write is to pull every emotion possible from my readers. I want you to, laugh, feel sad, get pissed off, and be happy. I also like to make you question your morals. That is probably my aim more so than anything, make you fall in love with the bad guy. Sometimes I can pull it off and sometimes not so much. I guess it depends on your forte. I like to write about the bad boy, and have you fall in love with him.
I have always read, for as long as I can remember. My first taste of a dark read was VC Andrew's, Casteel series. I need to read that one again.
I am overwhelmed with the support and friends that I have made throughout my endeavor, and thank each and every one of you personally for all you do to help, for promoting me, for recommending my books, and most of all for those little IM's that I get throughout the day from people who love my work. Thanks guys, you're all my rocks, and live in my heart.

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Cover Reveal: After Us (Before & After series #2) by Amber Hart

Title: After Us (Before & After series #2)
Author: Amber Hart
Expected Release Date: December 30, 2014


Sometimes secrets kill. Maybe slowly, maybe painfully. Maybe all at once.

Melissa smiles. She flirts. She jokes. But she never shows her scars. Eight months after tragedy ripped her from her closest friend, Melissa is broken. Plagued by grief, rage, and the painful memory of a single forbidden kiss.

Javier has scars of his own. Life in the States was supposed to be a new beginning, but a boy obsessed by vengeance has no time for the American dream. To honor his familia, Javier joins the gang who set up his cousin, Diego. The entrance price is blood. Death is the only escape.

Two broken souls could make each other whole again—or be shattered forever.

Our time will come. And we’ll be ready.

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About the Author

Amber Hart grew up in Orlando, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia. She now resides on the Florida coastline with family. When unable to find a book, she can be found writing, daydreaming, or with her toes in the sand. She's the author of BEFORE YOU, AFTER US, UNTIL YOU FIND ME, and sequel to UNTIL YOU FIND ME (untitled as of yet). Represented by Beth Miller of Writers House. 

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Blog Tour: Shattering Halos by Sunniva Dee + 5* review + giveaway

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Title: Shattering Halos
Author: Sunniva Dee
Genre: New Adult/Paranormal Romance
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc;
Pages: 364 
Publication: February 22, 2014

- it is "Beautiful Disaster" meets the TV series "Supernatural"...if the brothers were angels and love made them lose their heads.


He traded my death for love. I wasn’t given a choice. His decision has caught up with us, so now I am a living, breathing catalyst to war between Heaven and Hell.

The violations he committed saved my life. Since the collision, he’s appeared everywhere. In my hospital room, my school, even my house. He shows up in my paintings, my drawings, in all of my art projects. I can’t stop thinking about him.

He says his name is Gabriel, and he doesn’t understand what’s happening to him. He doesn’t know how I can see him or why he loves me in ways that should be impossible for a Celestial.

My obsession grows. I want him to hold me, kiss me—give all of himself. For every day he protects me, the consequences loom darker and taller. Soon, they’ll crash down on us. Yes, the war is about to begin.

Simone's Review

*ARC received in return for an honest review

Shattering Halos was an amazing début novel from Sunniva Dee, I loved every godly moment of it from start to finish. I love Paranormal romance, so I was excited to start this one and because Sunniva gave a small teaser, I just wanted to get to know more of this sexy mysterious man! I mean, with this description wouldn't you? 

“A slight movement revealed him sitting in the grass next to me, cross-legged. So serene, so beautiful, so still. He owned the silence the way they should. I felt like laughing, but the sound didn't come out so I stared instead. He was barefoot, and his hair passed his shoulders in tumbles of gold. Well-worn jeans clutched his hips, and a white shirt flowed ghostlike to his waist. With head tilted and chin resting in his hands, he gazed at me curiously. Does he have all the time in the world?

Now I have read a lot of Paranormal romances, but was intrigued to read one about guardian angels, as this seemed like a fresh and original story to get my teeth into. So the story starts off with the leading lady Gaia, who finds herself being saved by a handsome stranger. This leads to her seeing him everywhere watching her, almost protecting her!!

To be honest I thanked god and Sunniva for giving us Gabriel and almost started praying he would be my guardian angel and being a fallen angel only made me pray more he would fall into my bed!! I loved Gabriel's character, he was so protective of Gaia. He had me swooning, while in a heart beat he would be all alpha male and sexy!! This would have me fanning myself and trying to cool my kindle down.

 "Gaia, my happiness is being with you, loving you, as long as I can. But I can't promise what tomottow will bring."

Gaia, at times, came over a tad childish which can be annoying but to be honest maybe that's just me as I do like a strong, kick-ass leading lady. But having said that, I did warm to her character and loved her cheeky sexy humour between her and Gabriel.

Now everyone who knows me knows I can't resist a bad boy, so I have to mention Cassiel who is Gabriel's brother and is  HOT AS HELL!! But even though he has this bad angel 
image, he is just so silver tongued and could charm the pants off...well me, anyway!

If you love paranormal romance or new adult novels or you want to pop your paranormal cherry, I would absolutely recommend reading Shattering Halos!!! Sunnivia has created a heavenly story about forbidden love and the fight between good and evil, I just cant wait to see wait she produces next!!

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About the Author 

Originally from Norway, I moved to the United States twelve years ago.

The first awesome five years I spent in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, before moving to the beautiful city of Savannah, Georgia.

I'm currently on my seventh year in the South, where my husband, son, and I are enjoying the heat, the humidity, as well as our crazy menagerie of animals better known as the petting zoo. The only one not here is my daughter, who returned to Norway for college.

I hold a Master's degree in languages, and for ten years, I taught at university level, before settling in as graduate adviser at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Writing is my passion, my joy, and my addiction. Shattering Halos is my debut novel. When I'm not writing, I read. A lot. :)

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Cover Re-design: Invincible by Alana Albertson



Title: Invincible Trident Code #1
Author: Alana Albertson
Genres: ContemporaryNew AdultRomanceSuspense
Release Date: March 9, 2014 


I’ll be honest with you—I’m no hero. Sure, the media tries to brand every Navy SEAL as some kind of Batman dressed in cammies. There’s even a line in one of our cadences: Superman is the man of steel, he ain’t no match for Navy SEAL. You’ve seen the movies—we’re infallible, invaluable, invincible. But that night, the one you read about in the papers … all I really wanted to do was get laid. One harmless fuck with an Aruban whore, no strings attached. I picked her out of a lineup—wild, dark hair, long legs and a crooked smile. After she sucked me off, I relaxed back onto the creaky, cum-stained cot, thankful for the blissful moments she gave me when I actually forgot for a second the faces of my buddies who died because I made the wrong call, the tears of the children I couldn’t save, and the eyes of the enemies I slaughtered during their last seconds of life. But before I left, her hazel eyes peered into my soul. She whispered in a distinct Californian accent, “My name is Annie Hamilton. I’m an American citizen. I was kidnapped on spring break five years ago. You’re my last hope. Please save me.” One desperate plea. This wasn’t a Hollywood blockbuster or a New York Times best-selling thriller. I knew this time there was no room for excuses, no margin for errors. I had one chance to put on the cape and be her hero. 

Publisher’s Note: This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are a product of the author’s imagination. Locales and public names are sometimes used for atmospheric purposes. Any resemblance to actual people, living or dead, or to businesses, companies, events, institutions, or locales is completely coincidental. Expanded edition, with Annie's POV, 15,000 more words, new twist, more emotion. This is a full length novel, 60,000 words. New Adult Romantic Thriller. 
This book is intended for readers 18+.

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About Alana Albertson

Alana Albertson is the former President of both Romance Writers of Americas’s Young Adult and Chick Lit chapters and the founder of Academe Advantage, a college admissions & test preparation company. Alana Albertson holds a Masters of Education from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Stanford University. A recovering professional ballroom dancer, Alana currently writes contemporary romance and young adult fiction. She lives in San Diego, California, with her husband, two young sons, and four dogs. When she’s not spending her time needlepointing, dancing, or saving dogs from high kill shelters through Pugs N Roses, the rescue she founded, she can be found watching episodes of House Hunters, Homeland, or Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team.

Blog Tour: Black Horse by Addison Kline + 5* review + teasers + giveaway


There is no sensation, no experience more delicious and tempting to the senses than the taste of forbidden love. The longing… The desire… The unquenched thirst for his touch. He was the man I was never supposed to love. I was supposed to hate him. I suppose part of me did and that is what made the desire so much more intense. He set a fire under my skin that burned white hot with every smoldering glance. He sets my soul ablaze, the slow burn of passion aching in every inch of my body. 

Black Horse. The name haunted my dreams… But regardless of family vendettas, old hurts and contemptuous blood shed, the heart wants what it wants… and mine has a mind of its own and my mind is set on Colton McClain.

His family is known by his father’s nickname: Black Horse. Like one of the four horses flying out of the gates of hell, Tom “Black Horse” McClain ripped my world apart fifteen years ago. I was only seven when I found my mother and father dead in their beds, with Tom McClain standing over them with a blood stained butcher knife. He would have come for me, too, had my brothers not saved me. Seth, my older brother, swooped me up before I had the chance to scream and covered my mouth with his hand.

Tom McClain sought out the services of my father in a time of great need. My father, Nathan Ford, was a highly reputable criminal defense attorney, who took on Tom’s case when he was accused of murdering his wife after she was caught in bed with another man. Tom didn’t have the money to pay for my father’s services, so he took on the case pro bono because he believed in Tom’s innocence. I remember my dad meeting with Tom in his study while my mother looked after Colton, my brothers and I in the kitchen. We had become very close. My brothers once considered Colton their best friend. Not anymore. 

My father got Tom off on a technicality. The prosecution had no reliable witnesses and they weren’t about to rely on the testimony of a five year old boy; Colton himself. He had witnessed the whole ordeal himself. How does Tom repay my father for his kindess and generosity? He murdered him in his sleep. He killed Daddy first. Momma screamed when she saw a man standing over her bed, and that is what woke me. In just my nightgown and socks, I tip-toed down the hall past Timmy, Randy and Seth’s bedrooms and as I entered the doorway to Momma and Daddy’s room, Tom McClain plunged a knife through my mother’s chest. My blood ran cold. I tried to scream but no sound would come out. The next thing I knew, Seth had his hand over my mouth and we hid in the hall closet. Tears streamed down my face as my arms and legs shook. I could her Tom’s boot echo against the hard wood floor of the hall. 

“Sssh… Don’t say a word…” I remember Seth urging. 

The air in the closet was stifling; warm and dead like a coffin. I could hear my brothers’ heavy breathing. Our dog Micah’s frantic barking from the back yard. She knew something was horribly wrong. His bootfalls were getting closer… louder… I took a deep breath and didn’t dare exhale in fear that he would hear me. Somehow, I was able to stifle my tears, but something happened that was out of my control. My thought caught from my sobbing. Tom heard it. The foot steps intensified, beating a path to the closet door. Seth, still firmly holding me, swung around so I was facing the inside of the closet. I focused on the faded floral pattern of the shelf lining that was barely visible in the dark lighting of the closet. I focused on anything but the sound of Tom McClain’s approaching footsteps. Then a loud clicking sound made it impossible. The sound of a shot gun barrel banging into place. He didn’t even bother opening the door. 

Bang! Bang! Then silence.

Out of instinct I jumped into the shelf before me and cowered behind the extra blankets mother kept neatly stored on the shelf. I was stunned that I was still alive, until reality set in. Seth had slumped down against the door of the closet, unrecognizable and motionless. The shotgun blast had obliterated his once handsome face. 

I am supposed to hate Colton McClain, but I can’t. When the police showed up the next day, they found Colton locked in his father’s pick-up a block away, hungry, thirsty and distraught. He was taken away by the state and put in foster care because none of his relatives wanted to have anything to do with the Black Horse name. Black Horse was caught trying to jump the border with my father’s wallet in his pocket and $10,000 in cash in a duffel bag. He traveled alone, having abandoned Colton in his truck back in Oakely. I guess his boy knew too much. When officials apprehended him, they ran my Daddy’s license and discovered that he was found murdered. Tom pleaded insanity, but after a thorough psychiatric evaluation, it was concluded that Tom McClain knew exactly what he was doing. He was sentenced to prison for twenty years, having received a lenient judge; a rarity in the State of Texas.

My surviving brothers Randy and Tim could never know about Colton and I. They’ve had it out for him for years. Bloodlines run thick around here. The sins of the fathers will forever haunt the sons, and women are to stand back and stay out of the way. Well, I have something to say about that… Fuck that, Colton McClain didn’t murder my family. His father did… and he suffered just as much as we did. Now fifteen years after the crime that screwed both of our lives up royally, Black Horse is getting out of jail. Just four days until his release. Colton wants to hide me. He said we can run… Start over somewhere else. My brothers are armed to the teeth and a war is about to break out. I have no intentions of sitting down or running away like a little girl. We cannot hide from this anymore. 

Our past does not own us, and we owe it to our hearts to show the world that love can arise from the darkest of places. We only have to survive to tell the tale.

Now Live!

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Simone's Review 
*ARC received in return for an honest review

This is my first book by author Addison Kline, but it is most definitely not my last. She has been added to my author stalking list because, if this book is anything to go by, I definitely do not want to miss out on the next book in the series.

Hold on to the handles real tight for this story, as you are in for one exciting, thrilling, murder mystery ride, with added romance and true love. There where so many twists and turns on this ride that I felt at times I would get whiplash. Addison Kline has a great writing style that keeps you engaged from start to finish desperately wanting more with well-developed characters that you will swoon over and villains that you will love to hate.

I'm a sucker for childhood sweetheart stories but this one has so much of a back story I felt that the author really got into my head and showed me the pain, the loss, the love and the betrayal that each character felt. So having said that, Black Horse took me on a roller coaster of emotions, I was swooning on one page to then be thrown upside down on the other holding my breath and biting my nails on the next.

I always have imagined when people say that they have met their soul mate that, how cool would it be if you met them as a child, all that searching and heart break you go through growing up, trying to find the one!! So this brings me to introduce our main leading HOT, ALPHA MALE COLT!! (he's definitely another BBF to add to my list).  I found my mouth hanging open with my tongue on the floor from the first page he was introduced, he just oozes raw sex appeal. He's a man that will fight against anyone or anything to keep his family safe and his protective side over Averi had me all of a fluster, that was a roller coaster all on its own. I found myself swooning then slowly melting into a puddle on the floor when Colt went all sexy and dominant on her.

Averi was my kinda gal!! We all have a favourite type of leading lady, mine is the kick-ass strong type that takes no crap. That is definitely Averi (WOW) she is such a strong character and more, the strength she had to also fight for her family and the man she loved was so overwhelming, at times, I just wanted to climb into the book and hug that girl tight while high-fiving her at the same time. Colt and Averi together were like a force to be reckoned with, their bond unbreakable, their love for each other so strong. I will stop now as I could swoon and gush about this couple all day but I think, for me, they have become one of my best BBC to date, and that takes some doing!!

This is also the first book in the Breaking Black Series and I was pull in from the first page. I found myself still gripping my kindle by the last page so I am now desperately waiting for the next instalment. This just leaves me to say what are you waiting for go make this your next read!! 

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Addison is SUCH a tease! 

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All About Addison

Addison Kline is an Amazon Best Selling Author who published her first book, Down To You in October 2013. Mark My Words followed in February 2014 and Black Horse is slated for release on June 28, 2014. She is a prolific writer and has many more plans in the works. Later this year, she hopes to release book three in the Love on Edge Series, titled Fighting for Chance. In addition she is working on book two of the Breaking Black series which is currently untitled. 

Addison loves to read and will read anything as long as it has a solid plot. Romance novels with no plot annoy her, so she tends to steer towards romantic suspense novels the most. Her favorite authors are Nora Roberts, M. Sembera, S. Donahue and Nicholas Sparks. When she is not reading and writing, she is spending time with her family. Addison lives in Philadelphia with her husband and their children. They love to travel, watch movies and chill out at home together. 

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Addison is giving everyone three chances to get their hands on Black Horse and other prizes!

1. Win a Paperback Copy of Black Horse on Goodreads!

2. Attend the Black Horse Release Party on Facebook for your chance to win a set of Kindle books which includes ALL of Addison's books: Black Horse, Down To You and Mark My Words

3. Check out the giveaway listed below! Addison and her author and blogging friends have come together to create one amazing giveaway to celebrate the readers! There are paperbacks, eBooks, giftcards and swag up for grabs! Check it out and share with your friends!

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Friday, 27 June 2014

Cover Reveal: Under Contract by Jacquelyn Ayres + excerpt

Title: Under Contract
Author: Jacquelyn Ayres
Genre: Erotic Romance/Erotic Humor

Charlotte McKendrick is your typical thirty-something stay-at-home mom. She has three beautiful children, a loving family, special friends, and the most wonderful, adoring husband. Her life is a dream. Er . . . let’s try this again. Charlotte McKendrick is not your typical thirty-something stay-at-home mom. Yes, she’s got three beautiful children, a loving family (all of them lingerers—you’ll see), and her friends are special, all right! As far as her wonderful, adoring husband, what a joke! That bastard abandoned her and the kids six months ago. Now, she will do anything she can to survive and provide for her children. Even if it means signing on the dotted line . . . Mitch Colton is the CEO of Colton Technologies. Most of his year is spent traveling around the world, bringing companies the latest innovations in automobile technology. He doesn’t have time for a traditional relationship and the BS that comes with it. He doesn’t do the “marriage” thing, the “kid” thing, and he certainly doesn’t do the “falling in love” thing. All that said, he still wants someone to come home to. Someone who will offer everything he wants, and nothing he doesn’t. He realizes loyalty paired with these kinds of demands won’t come cheap. No problem. What he doesn’t realize is that once Charlotte McKendrick signs that dotted line, he’ll be paying with a lot more than money.

I am a Domestic Engineer (born and raised in NJ) whose sole responsibility is to guide three young impressionable kids into becoming phenomenal adults. This challenging, yet rewarding work requires a lot of love (coffee), patience (wine) and determination (periodic exorcisms). I work all of this magic in the beautiful state of New Hampshire. Before becoming a Domestic Goddess (not really), I spent over a decade working in the medical field where I wore more hats than the Queen. I have had a love for the written word and the great escape it provides since I was a little girl. When I wasn't reading about people and the places they lived, I was creating my own characters and adventures. Finally, I have been putting a pen to paper allowing my characters to come to life. When I don't have a pen and paper in hand, you can often find me laughing at the conversations my characters are having in my head.