Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Cover Reveal: Unbreak Me by Lexi Ryan

Unbreak Me by Lexi RyanPublication date:  May 27th, 2013 
Genre: New Adult Romance

“If you’re broken, I’ll fix you…”

I’m only twenty-one and already damaged goods. A slut. A failure. A disappointment to my picture-perfect family as long as I can remember. I called off my wedding to William Bailey, the only man who thought I was worth fixing. A year later, he’s marrying my sister. Unless I ask him not to…

“If you shatter, I’ll find you…”

But now there’s Asher Logan, a broken man who sees the fractures in my façade and doesn’t want to fix me at all. Asher wants me to stop hiding, to stop pretending. Asher wants to break down my walls. But that means letting him see my ugly secrets and forgiving him for his. 

With my past weighing down on me, do I want the man who holds me together or the man who gives me permission to break?

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Ryan writes romances with humor, heat, and heart. Her books are described as fun, flirty, and wickedly sexy. A lover of learning, Lexi has been in the classroom all her life and currently holds the title of assistant professor of English at her local community college. Lexi is a proud member of Romance Writers of America. She lives in rural Indiana with her husband and two children.

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Slow No Wake by Dakota Madison Promo, Review, & Giveaway

Title: Slow No Wake
Author: Dakota Madison
Publisher: Short on Time Books
Release date: April 1, 2013
Genre:  Contemporary
Age Group:  New Adult/Adult
Event organized by: AToMR Tours
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After finding her sister in bed with her fiancé, 25-year old Lexie Wilkins decides to relocate to southwest Florida to start a new life and escape relationships all together. What she doesn’t expect to find are two attractive kite surfers, who both want her.
So much for Lexie’s vow for her fresh start in Florida: a no wake zone. Having two guys in her life is sure to make waves.
Eddie is the captivating bad boy, who lives next door. Daniel is Lexie’s sweet and ruggedly handsome co-worker. The differences between the two men are just as extreme as their sport…
Who will she choose?
About the Author
Dakota Madison has been writing since she learned to read and fell in love with books. When she's not at her computer creating spicy new romances, Dakota is traveling to exotic locales or spending time with her husband and their bloodhounds.
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My Thoughts

Lexie wants a drama free life. Free from waves so she makes her own catch phrase "Slow No Wake". However, she really isn't very good at abiding by her new motto. She is quickly attracted to not one but two gorgeous men that both want her bad.

While Slow No Wake is a quick and enjoyable read it's a little predictable. The characters were definitely my favorite part of this novel. Lexie's co-workers were written perfectly. Serenity and twin sister Trinity were hilarious and for some reason I ended up loving Brad.

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I knocked lightly on the door and when Daniel looked up he seemed surprised to see me. Not pleasantly surprised, as I had hoped, but he didn’t look unpleasantly surprised either. He just looked confused.
“I think we need to talk,” I said as I entered his office and closed the door behind me.
He nodded and I took a seat.
“I just want you to know that I was eating lunch by myself when Ricky introduced himself and asked if he could join me. We were just talking.”

He nodded again but didn’t say anything. I noticed he had put up a bit of a wall between us. It felt cold and uncomfortable.
“I’m not interested in Ricky, if that’s what you’re thinking.”
His look was sullen. “Ricky has a way with women.”  
“He’s not really my type,” I said. “And I’m interested in someone else.”
I looked into his eyes and the intensity between us started to melt the ice that had formed. He
started to bite his bottom lip, a habit I found extremely attractive. Anything that brought my attention to his lips made me think about kissing him.

“And just who is the lucky guy you’re interested in?” he asked, knowing full well it was him.
“We’re going out Saturday night,” I said.
“Is that so?” he said as the heat between us continued to intensify. I was suddenly glad there was a desk separating us. “I’m jealous.”
I grinned. “You should be. This guy is the full package.”

I could see his face grow red with embarrassment. “The full package, huh?”
I nodded.
“I hope this guy doesn’t mind that we’re meeting for lunch tomorrow.”
“I think he’d be terribly jealous,” I said playing it up as much as I could. “He hates to see me with other men.”
I was surprised when Daniel touched my hand. I instinctively glanced up at the door to make sure it was still closed. He grazed his index finger along my thumb and then each of my fingers. The act was so sensual it took my breath away. “I’m really looking forward to Saturday night,” he said as he continued caressing my fingers.
“Me, too,” I managed to get out with the limited breath I now seemed to have.
I felt like crawling over the desk and into his lap. I tried to distract myself by looking around his office. I noticed for the first time that his walls were covered with framed posters of guys in the ocean on boards attached to kites. I assumed they were kite surfers.
He must have noticed me examining his art work. “I like to kite surf,” he said.
“Are the posters of you?” I asked. It was difficult to tell who was actually doing the kite surfing in the photos.
“Some of them,” he said. “Some of them are my friends.” He pointed to one across the room from me. “That one’s Ricky. The one next to it is my roommate.” He pointed to two close to me. “Those two are me.”
I nodded. I wondered if that explained the rough hands and calluses.
“You should watch us sometime,” he said. “We’re all pretty good.”
I nodded. “Okay, sure.”
I stood. “I’d better get back to work,” I said. “Please don’t freak out when you see me talking to Ricky. You know we have to work together.”
“I know,” he said. “It’s just…” I could see him thinking. “We have a history. I know how he is with women.”
“Please don’t worry,” I said, and we left it at that.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Waiting On Forever by Ashley Wilcox

Title: Waiting on Forever
Author: Ashley Wilcox
Release date: April 29, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: Adult/ New Adult


Parties, sororities and getting drunk.

Oh, yeah. And learning.

This may be true for most college students, but not for Leah
Bennett. College life for her includes studying, working,
and excelling in school. When it comes to the social
ladder, Leah is at the bottom. Popular girls, hot guys and
star athletes are of no importance to her, except for one.

Matthew Jacobs.

Matt is the starting wide receiver at SUNY Cortland,
the most wanted guy on campus and Leah’s best friend.
Although Leah’s feelings toward Matt run deeper than just
a friendship, it is something she would never let be heard
because the odds of someone like Matthew Jacobs going
for someone like Leah Bennett are slim to none.

When Matt starts showing an interest in Leah that goes
beyond friendship, she is dumbfounded and doesn’t believe
it is possible – until one weekend that changes everything.

Will Matt and Leah’s popularity status get in the way of
having a chance at a real relationship?

Or does status mean nothing when it comes to true love?

My Thoughts

If you are looking for an amazingly sweet, make you feel tingly from the romance, and a bit hot from the sexy bits then you are looking for Waiting On Forever. 

Leah can't get imagine that a boy like Matt could ever like a girl like her. I have to admit that this bothered me. I know it's normal especially in teens and young adults to think that someone is better than them or not good enough because of popularity or whatever but it makes Leah seem weak. She honestly doesn't think she is worthy of Matt because she isn't a sexually experienced bimbo. Speaking of sex and experience.....Leah is a super-virgin. She hasn't even been kissed yet but one kiss from Matt has her ready to drop her pants in a heap on the floor. Really? I didn't feel like that was very genuine. Now reading back on this it sounds like I don't like Leah very much but that's not true. There were some things I really liked about her. In all other areas of her life she was a strong character. She was smart, creative, sarcastic and she really doesn't take any crap from the bimbos, in fact she can be downright scrappy.

Matt adores Leah. After talking to her on Facebook for a while he manages to find a way to spend more time with her. For the most part I really liked Matt. Even though he is a star football player and everyone likes him he never seems to fall for fame that popularity can bring. He remains true to himself throughout the entire novel and I love how much he respects and cares for Leah. 

I really did enjoy Waiting on Forever. There isn't a lot of heartbreaking drama and the sexy scenes are hot enough to make you blush but aren't particularly naughty (definitely for mature readers though). This story is a spin off of Planning on Forever but I haven't read that yet and I didn't feel like I was missing anything so it really is a stand alone novel. I also really liked that the epilogue wrapped everything up with a ridiculously gorgeous bow.  

I received this book from the author for my honest opinion.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Love At 11 Re-Release and Giveaway!

Title: Love at 11
Author: Mari Mancusi
Genre: Contemporary
Age Group: New Adult
Re-release date: April 24, 2013
Event organized by: AToMR Tours

When Maddy graduated from Columbia University, she was ready to change the world. She'd get a job at Newsline, meet a nice guy, and live happily ever after with a real designer handbag on her arm. Five years later, she's stuck producing puff pieces for News 9 San Diego--where "if it bleeds, it leads." She's still single, her family's falling apart, and so is her knock-off Kate Spade.

Then Jamie Hayes walks through her newsroom door. The former filmmaker is everything Maddy has ever dreamed of. Creative, smart, sweet—and with eyes that could make a girl melt. The perfect guy…but perfectly unavailable. And the more Maddy tries to stay away—the further she starts to fall. 

Now a secret scoop from her favorite knock-off purse guy has Maddy chasing a lead that could make her career. Or destroy it forever. How far is she willing to go to broadcast the truth? And will this breaking news lead to a happily ever after…or a broken heart?

Stay tuned...it's the story of a lifetime.

About the Author

Mari Mancusi used to wish she could become a vampire back in high school. But she ended up in another blood sucking profession --journalism -- instead. Today she works as a freelance TV producer and author of books for teens and adults. When not writing about creatures of the night, Mari enjoys traveling, cooking, goth clubbing, watching cheesy horror movies, and her favorite guilty pleasure--videogames. A graduate of Boston University and a two time Emmy Award winner, she lives in Austin, Texas with her husband Jacob, daughter Avalon and dog Mesquite.

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Love At 11 Excerpt
Argh, my head.
My head really, really hurt.
And I was dying of thirst.
I pulled the blankets over my head to block the rays of strong San Diego sun from blasting my sensitive morning eyes. What time was it? Why was I naked?
A flashback of memory—a snapshot of my body on autopilot—hit me like a rock dropped from ten stories up.
The last thing I remembered clearly was leaving Moondoggies. With Jamie. Getting refused at the next club. With Jamie. Going back to my apartment.
With Jamie.
The rest was blurry. But what I did remember was truly horrifying. Blasting ’80s music from my stereo. Mixing up margaritas (like I needed more alcohol!) in my blender. Jumping on my bed, singing and dancing like a idiot to Simple Minds.
Making out with Jamie like there was no tomorrow.
I slowly rolled over to face the other side of the bed. To confirm my worst fear. Was there another body in my bed?
There was.
Not just any body, either. But a sexy, rumpled, naked, sound asleep, Jamie body in my bed.
Again. Uh-oh.
I groaned. How could I have been such an idiot? Gotten so drunk I didn’t even remember having sex with the guy? That was so bad. So alcoholically bad. On about a million and three levels:
a) Having sex and not remembering it.
b) Having sex and not remembering it with a guy I barely knew.
c) Having sex and not remembering it with a guy I barely knew who happened to have a fiancée he was going to marry in three months.
d) Having sex and not remembering it with a guy I barely knew who happened to have a fiancée he was going to marry in three months and that I had to work with day in and day out for the foreseeable future.
Now what should I do? Did I snuggle up next to him and pretend I had planned the seduction? Get the hell out of bed and pretend I’d slept on the couch, hoping he didn’t remember, either? Make breakfast? Leave the country and open up shop as a WWJD bracelet maker in Tijuana?
Hmm. Speaking of, what would Jesus do in a case like this? No, bad question. He wouldn’t have gotten himself in this mess to begin with.
I noticed with some relief a ripped open condom package on my nightstand. One of the ones Jodi had stuffed in a drawer one time “just in case.” Thank god, even in my drunken blackout I’d still had the wherewithal to be safe.
I tried to crawl out of bed, but at that moment the sleeping Jamie rolled over, tossing a heavy arm over my body and pulling me closer so I was spooned against him. I was stuck. Extremely comfortable, but stuck.
I felt his hot breath warm my skin and tried to think back to the night before. Damn it, why couldn’t I remember the hot sex I’m sure we must have had? I bet it was incredible. He was incredible. Not that I should be thinking about that. After all, he was taken. And not just kind-of taken, but wedding-invitations-and-white-dress taken.
Oh my god, I was the other woman.
How ironic that I’d been out mourning the fact that my father had cheated on my mother and had inadvertently helped some other guy cheat on his fiancée. And not just any other guy, but my new coworker! How was I supposed to work with him now? Would I have to go into Richard’s office and beg for a new photographer to combat the awkward morning-after syndrome?


Friday, April 26, 2013

Cover Reveal: Unspoken by Camille Dixon

Unspoken by Camille Dixon
Publication date:  May 2013 
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance

Jaxon Michaels is every father's worst nightmare for his teenage daughter, but Clarice Gibson knows him better than anyone. Best friends since the sixth grade, Clare and Jax have walked the fine line of friendship for six years.

But when Clarice's friend Jessica starts dating Jax, Clare finds herself starting to notice him in a different way, one she's not entirely prepared to face. As their senior year approaches and her true feelings are unburied, Clare begins asking herself the one question she vowed never to think about: What if she's in love with her best friend? Their friendship is further strained when the captain of the football team - and Jessica's twin brother - sets his eyes on Clare. As loyalties and friendships are tested, Clare and Jax find it harder to keep themselves firmly planted on the friends side of the relationship line. 

A line they are getting dangerously close to crossing.

About the Author

I'm a Southern girl who's spent the last few years freezing my toosh off up north. Except for the snow, things are pretty good. I love sunshine, sweet tea, and romances that touch my heart. A lifelong romantic, I found my own prince charming at an online dating site. Six months later, he asked me to marry him. Picture Perfect is my debut novel.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Space Between Blog Tour & Giveaway

Title: The Space Between
Author : Victoria H. Smith
Release date: April 2, 2013
Age Group:  New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

When Drake started the night at his father’s campaign fundraiser, he never imagined he’d end it being conned into buying drugs on the West Side. Losing high-stakes poker has its consequences, but he’d repeatedly face them just to hear Lacey Douglas sing. Drake sees Lacey light up the stage, and he has to have her. But his intentions for being on her side of town turn out to be the reason he can’t.

Chicago native Lacey has dreams of the opera, but life has its obstacles. Lacey has come to know her hardships as part of living in the real world and accepts them fully. When Lacey meets the intense and invigorating Drake, a fire is lit inside her, unleashing those dreams again.

Two paths that should have never crossed prove to create the exact pairing the other needs. But when their worlds take time to catch up, everything they have is tested. Finding the space between the two sides that challenge them will be hard, but it’s the only place that will keep them together.

My Thoughts

I found The Space Between to be an entertaining and fast read. I loved that this book had alternating POV chapters. Reading both Lacey and Drake's point of views really gives you a chance to know what each character is thinking and feeling. Sometimes I just wish the other characters could know each other as well as we do. I guess that wouldn't be as much fun to read though. 

Lacey and Drake come from completely different worlds but they both understand that life isn't always easy or fair. After an emotional meeting and a little misunderstanding Drake and Lacey decide that they do indeed want to be together. Now they just have to find a way to make that happen when it seems like everything is against them. 

When I sat down to read The Space Between I had no idea that I wouldn't be getting up again until I had finished. I was definitely captivated by the well written and realistic characters. The plot was unique in it's own way and the writing was smooth and flowed beautifully. Fans of New Adult novels will enjoy the sexy, steamy scenes and the heartwarming romance.

About the Author

Victoria H. Smith has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. She puts it to good use writing romance all day. She resides in the Midwest with her Macbook on her lap and a cornfield to her right. She often draws inspiration for her stories from her own life experiences, and the twenty-something characters she writes give her an earful about it.

In her free time, she enjoys extreme couponing, blogging, reading, and sending off a few tweets on Twitter when she can. She writes new adult fiction romance in the sub-genres of science fiction, urban fantasy, and contemporary, but really, anywhere her pen takes her she goes.

Social Media links: Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Boston Charity Book Giveaway!!!

We are helping to spread the word about  this amazing book giveaway that was created to aid the victims and families of the 2013 Boston Marathon Attack. Many best-selling authors have donated books  in response to this cause. The books are grouped into bundle packs and a winner will be selected randomly through Rafflecopter for each bundle. Visit the book giveaway site for more details and how to enter.

If you do not want to enter to win a bundle, please feel free to make a donation using this link. It will take you directly to the organization donation site.

onefundboston.org - https://onefundboston.org/

The auction will run from April 21-April 30th.

In the Name of Love

SIGNED copies of:
Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
Easy by Tammara Webber
Fallen Too Far & Never Too Far by Abbi Glines
FATE by Elizabeth Reyes
CRUSH by Nicole Williams
Disastrous by EL Montes

Everybody Needs Somebody to Love

SIGNED copies of:
Slammed & Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover
What a Boy Wants, What a Boy Needs and Measuring Up by Nyrae Dawn
Sleep My Child by Eyvonna Rains
ebooks: Shark Bait & The Other Fish in the Sea by Jenn Cooksey

Just the Way You Are
SIGNED copies of:
Suddenly Royal by Nichole Chase
Inhale Exhale by Sarah Ross
Destined to Change by Lisa Harley
Music of the Heart by Katie Ashley
Wide Awake by Shelly Crane

I Walk the Line
SIGNED copies of:
The Thoughtless Series by SC Stephens
Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Collide by Gail McHugh

Stand By Me

SIGNED copies of:
Love Unscripted & Love Unrehearsed by Tina Reber
Collide by Gail McHugh
Love Em’ or Leave Em’ by Angie Stanton
On The Island byTracey Garvis-Graves

I Wanna Hold Your Hand

SIGNED Copies of:
Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia

Naked, All In by Raine Miller
Collide by Gail McHugh
Signed Wreck Me, ebook Restore Me by JL Mac


SIGNED copies of:
Awaken and Avenged by Sarah Ross
Darkride and Crossfire by Laura Bradley Rede

Whole Lotta Love

SIGNED copies of:
Fall Guy & Perfectly Unmatched by Liz Reinhardt
Lengths & Depths by Steph Campbell
Charade & Freeing Carter by Nyrae Dawn
Destined to Change by Lisa Harley
A Prior Engagement by SL Scott

Maybe I'm Amazed

SIGNED copies of:
A Hidden Fire by Elizabeth Hunter
Inescapable, Intuition, Indebted and Incendiary by Amy Bartol

Ain't Too Proud to Beg
SIGNED copies of:
The Proposition and The Proposal by Katie Ashley
Chocolate Lovers Series by Tara Sivec
His Perfect Passion and The Undoing of a Libertine by Raine Miller

Ain't Too Proud to Beg
SIGNED copies of:
The Proposition and The Proposal by Katie Ashley
Chocolate Lovers Series by Tara Sivec
His Perfect Passion and The Undoing of a Libertine by Raine Miller


All the amazing authors who donated their books