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Sunday, October 19, 2014

**SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT**

As many of you may have noticed, I've been less active on Facebook, Twitter and other Social Media over the past few months. I've recently gone through some pretty big changes in my life and have had to take a step back. I could've stopped all together but I just couldn't bring myself to let go. I love reading and blogging too much. The friends I've made and the fun I've had since starting this blog mean far too much to me to step away completely. However, it has forced me to re-evaluate exactly how I would proceed with my blog in the future and out of this examination has come some pretty great things. 
The first big change is that I am taking on a blog partner! So, it is with great pleasure that  I introduce  my new blog partner and friend, Dena Marie.
Dena and I started chatting through Facebook to discuss The Wild Sparks series by Ren Alexander and then just never stopped. Dena has blogged previously and took a short break but recently decided that she wanted to start back up again. So here she is, and I am happy to have her. 


About Dena


Hi. My name is Dena. I have 2 kids, a husband and a boring full time job. I love to read because it helps me 'run away' from my everyday life. I've been reading for years but I really started enjoying books ever since 50 Shades of Grey and Crossfire series released. Since then, I haven't been 
able to stop reading. I love smut, the sexier the better. While I'm not reading, I'm taking care of my wild kids. I do sneak my reading in 
anywhere I can, I absolutely love my technology! My husband laughs at me because I can't go anywhere without my phone, laptop, and kindle. I'm silly and I love to have fun! Life is too short, I'm all about enjoying my family, friends and SMUT! 




Friday, October 17, 2014

**FINISHED FRIDAYS**



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Thursday, October 16, 2014

**BLOG TOUR STOP, REVIEW & GIVEAWAY** FIVE MINUTES LATE by Rich Amooi

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Can an always-tardy garlic mogul and a punctual Silicon Valley librarian fall in love?
 The world needs garlic and somebody’s got to sell that garlic. Cedric Johnson is that man. But even though he’s got just about everything he can wish for, Cedric is still missing one thing in his life: someone special. Fate may be on his side, but he encounters a few distractions along the way—like almost being killed by a UPS truck. Oh, and a little case of blackmail. Ellie Fontaine is a walking Wikipedia with clear professional goals, but when it comes to landing Mr. Right, she doesn’t know jack squat. She even gives online dating a shot and ends up with an unappetizing buffet of unibrows and losers. What’s a girl to do? After Ellie saves Cedric’s life, serendipity takes over as they continue to run into each other. Their connection grows stronger with each meeting, even though he embodies her number one pet peeve: he’s always late. But even if they can get past their issues and misunderstandings, Ellie’s ex-boyfriend, an unscrupulous cop, will do anything to keep them apart. 
Five Minutes Late is a hilarious fast-paced romantic comedy, full of snappy dialogue and fun, quirky characters, guaranteed to warm your heart.
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Rich Amooi is a former Silicon Valley radio personality and wedding DJ, now a writer of comedy and romance. He believes in destiny, silliness, infinite possibilities, Betty Crocker Super-Moist Yellow Cake with chocolate frosting, gratitude, laughter, and happy ever after. Rich lives in San Jose, California with his wife and their very hairy dog. He enjoys writing stories that are light, fun, a little bit crazy, and romantic.


This was a sweet and funny debut novel.
 I found myself laughing at nearly every page. Tony was a riot and I would totally be his friend. 
I did find Ellie to be a bit too focused on her list and at times she seemed a bit too frigid. However, once you know her full story it all makes a little bit more sense. The guys she met through the Internet dating site were hilarious and I can't help but wonder if this is what Internet dating is really like. 
I absolutely loved Cedric!! He was sweet, polite and was entirely too cute when e was nervous. I love that he always took the funny/silly approach to things with Ellie but never in an over the top or annoying way. He just seemed to say the right things at all the right times. 
Like most romances, a lot of the conflict between Ellie and Cedric could have been avoided with a little more communication but this is also what gave the story an authentic feeling. 
Over all this was an excellent debut, full of light-hearted romance and giggle inducing dialogue. 
I look forward to reading more from this author and the ab work-out I'll get from laughing when I do. 



*I received an ARC from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review




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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

*COVER REVEAL & EXCERPT** EASY VIRTUE by Mia Asher

 RELEASE DATE: December 3rd, 2014

Love is selfish… 
My name is Blaire.
I’m the bad girl.
The other woman.
The one who never gets the guy in the end.
I’m the gold digger.
The bitch.
The one no one roots for.
The one you love to hate.
I hate myself too.
Everyone has a story. Are you ready for mine?






Part I
Innocence
Past

What is love?

I don’t know. 

I’ve never had it. 

Is it even real?

No, I don’t think so. I mean, how can I believe in love when I’ve never witnessed it? When it seems to only exist in books and films, or in the lives of more fortunate people than me? Trust me, I know. 
Love is my personal chimera. 
I am gazing at brown eyes, admiring the richness of the color, the beauty of the man to whom they belong to.
“You’re so beautiful, Blaire … so wet,” he murmurs, his hand going between my legs as he begins to rub me. His fingers spread me open to their soft invasion, tuning my body to his wants and needs, preparing me to be taken as the hot friction of his touch lights a wild fire within my body. It’s not the first time he has touched me like this, but each time feels better and better—the sensations all-consuming and heady.
One finger. 
Two fingers. 
One finger.
Two fingers.
Over and over again.
His invasion is fast and slow, deep and shallow. His touch is soiled heaven.
As I open my legs wider for him, I wonder if it feels this good because of him or because I’m taking something that doesn’t belong to me and making it mine. 
“Oh God … I love you, Blaire. I love you … I love you …” he pants in my ear.
“Don’t stop … it feels so good,” I breathe.
Okay, maybe it’s because at this moment in time this man thinks he loves me and no one else but me, however false his proclamation may be.
I close my eyes as his lips land on mine. He kisses me softly as if I’m made out of gold, kissing me with that familiar mouth I’ve seen smile tenderly at me so many times before. The assault of his tongue debilitates me but doesn’t incapacitate me.
“It’s four dollars, gorgeous,” the cute barista says, smiling at me.
I’m about to pay for my cappuccino when I hear a deep, manly voice say, “Let me get that for you.”
A man wearing a beige suit comes forward, standing next to me as he hands the barista some bills. “I’ve seen you around … you’re Paige’s friend.”
I smile, licking my suddenly dry lips. “Thank you, and yes … I know Paige.”
The smile on his handsome face seems to freeze as his gaze follows the tip of my tongue, the spark of hunger brightening his eyes. Inwardly, I smile because who knew it was so easy to make men desire me, particularly when I went without attention for so long.
“My pleasure. Are you,” he coughs, “here with someone else?”
I shake my head and look at him through fluttering eyelashes. “No, I’m here all by myself.” I pause, touching his arm invitingly, and smile. “Would you like to join me?”
He looks around the coffee shop, probably considering if he should, if it’s proper to do so, but less than five seconds later, he’s staring at me once again. “Sure.”
Yes, just like that.
The beige walls are spinning. 
The clock is ticking. 
The bedsprings creak as the moon cries outside the motel window. 
And the man above me kisses me while he fingers me, preparing me for him. Gotta love such a thoughtful man.
I can taste his sweet saliva mixing with mine, and I love it.
“Please,” I beg against his lips, reaching for his hard cock and wrapping my fingers around it. “I’m ready.”
I feel his mouth leave mine as he begins to make his way down my partially dressed body. “Are you sure, Blaire? Are you sure you want to do this with me?”
I open my eyes to witness what I think I want him to do. No, what I’m sure I want him to do. I can’t help the smile I feel playing on my lips as I see him struggling with his conscience. He asks me if I’m sure when he has already fucked my mouth with his cock countless number of times, when his fingers have filled every orifice of my body. Should I laugh? No … I decide to take pity instead. 
“I’m sure, so sure,” I say, letting my arms land like dead weight on the bed, the cheap fabric rough against my skin.
“All right.” 
When I feel the bed dip between my legs, I instinctively open them for him and watch as he brings a condom package to his mouth. As he rips it open with his teeth, I admire his perfect full lips that emphasize how masculine he is.
I feel pleased with myself. 
So fucking pleased because he wants me. 
Mr. Callahan wants me. Me. Can you believe it? Chubby Blaire. Ugly and awkward Blaire.
Unlovable Blaire. 
I guess I’m not that ugly anymore. My body? What was considered fat as a child is now called boobs and ass. Guys want it. They want me. They want to touch me, grope me, feel me … they want to screw me. And it feels good to be wanted … so good. It makes me feel powerful, and like a potent drug spreading inside your bloodstream, I want more. 
I need more.
“Hurry up,” I say, not bothering to be shy or coy about it. I mean, he brought me here to have sex, right?
“Fuck, give me a second, Blaire. Trying to get the damn condom on my dick.”
As he rolls the rubber on his stiff dick, his eyes wonder over my bare chest, my face, my spread legs. Shaking his head as if trying to clear his mind, he mutters, “You’re so beautiful. I want you so much.”
That’s not the first time I have heard those words come out of a man’s mouth. Josh tells me all the time how beautiful I am, how perfect I am, how much he wants me, how much he loves me. But he’s my friend with benefits. The words kind of lose their meaning when it’s the same person saying them to you over and over again. 
“Show me.” 
Those two words are all it takes for him to spread my legs wider with his hands and finally enter me with his throbbing dick. Pain shoots through my body, and a groan escapes my mouth when he covers my body with his. I feel his whole length inside me in one deep thrust. 
“Christ, you’re so tight.” 
He lifts both my legs, wrapping them around his lean waist and starts to thrust. Hard. It hurts. But I like the pain. It sobers me. 
And that’s when reality comes crashing down on me. It hits me with the speed and blinding power of a torpedo, making me realize what I’m doing. What I’m giving away and the man doesn’t even know it.
What the hell am I doing? 
Proving that you are your mother’s daughter.
Making her proud.
The room is filled with the noises of the man grunting his pleasure and the wet slapping of our skin; it makes me want to gag. I want to throw up. Maybe it’s the alcohol I drank. 
Maybe it’s self-disgust. 
The initial pain is gone and now I just feel sore. And strange. 
His beautiful face lowers, his lips about to connect with mine, and I feel the bile rise inside my throat. I turn my face to the side, his kiss landing on my cheek. My eyes watch the way the lights in the bathroom illuminate all its used and dirty ugliness.
“Oh God, I’m going to come … I’m going to come … I’m going to come,” he continues to pant in my ear, pumping in and out of my body. Before I know what’s happening, he half-screams and half groans, his body going tense on top of mine.
And just like that it’s over. In less than five minutes I’ve managed to kill a part of me.
Our breathing evens and he pulls out, moving to stand up. I push myself up on my elbows to see him inspect his condom. It still glistens. By the time he lifts his eyes, connecting with mine, I’ve already wrapped my body with the duvet cover. 
Confusion, shock, and pleasure reflect in those brown eyes. “I-I didn’t know … I …” His hands go to his hair as we stare at each other. “I didn’t know you were a virgin.”
I shrug my shoulder carelessly, causing the duvet to slide down, exposing my bare breasts to him. His eyes immediately flare with lust. “It doesn’t matter … I wanted it to be you.”
And that’s the truth.
“But—”
“But nothing. If it bothers you, then forget it happened. I already did,” I say, ending the conversation. 
This is my body. I will have the last word. Not him. Not anyone. This is my life. This is my decision. 
Without giving myself a chance to doubt my next words, I turn to look at him in all his naked beauty, the gold wedding ring on his finger catching my attention. “Don’t worry, Mr. Callahan … I won’t tell your daughter that you fucked her classmate.”
And with that, I seal my destiny.


My name is Mia Asher.
I'm a writer, a hopeless romantic, a wanderer, a dreamer, a cynic, and a believer. And, oh yes…I might be a bit crazy - but who isn't?

**COVER REVEAL & GIVEAWAY** THE HAZARDS OF MISTLETOE (A HAZARDS NOVELLA) by Alyssa Rose Ivy


The Hazards of MistletoeWho is ready for an amazing new Hazards Series novella!? We are so happy to bring you the cover reveal for Alyssa Rose Ivy's THE HAZARDS OF MISTLETOE!! THE HAZARDS OF MISTLETOE is a novella in Alyssa's New Adult Romance, Hazards Series and it's set to be released November 20, 2014!! 
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One snowy Christmas Eve, one mistletoe kiss, one friendship changed forever. Don’t underestimate the power of mistletoe. It looks innocent enough, but a single branch has the potential to change your life. One mistletoe kiss led to the most embarrassing night of my life, but thankfully by the next Christmas I ended up exactly where I was supposed to be.


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Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

**BLOG TOUR STOP, REVIEW & GIVEAWAY** BURYING WATER (BURYING WATER #1) by K.A. Tucker


The top-selling, beloved indie author of Ten Tiny Breaths returns with a new romance about a young woman who loses her memory—and the man who knows that the only way to protect her is to stay away.
 Left for dead in the fields of rural Oregon, a young woman defies all odds and survives—but she awakens with no idea who she is, or what happened to her. Refusing to answer to “Jane Doe” for another day, the woman renames herself “Water” for the tiny, hidden marking on her body—the only clue to her past. 
Taken in by old Ginny Fitzgerald, a crotchety but kind lady living on a nearby horse farm, Water slowly begins building a new life. But as she attempts to piece together the fleeting slivers of her memory, more questions emerge: Who is the next-door neighbor, quietly toiling under the hood of his Barracuda? Why won’t Ginny let him step foot on her property? And why does Water feel she recognizes him? 
Twenty-four-year-old Jesse Welles doesn’t know how long it will be before Water gets her memory back. For her sake, Jesse hopes the answer is never. He knows that she’ll stay so much safer—and happier—that way. And that’s why, as hard as it is, he needs to keep his distance. Because getting too close could flood her with realities better left buried. The trouble is, water always seems to find its way to the surface. 
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Born in small-town Ontario, K.A. Tucker published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She is a voracious reader, and currently resides in a quaint town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures. 

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I don't even know where to begin with this review. This book was everything I've been waiting for and more. I feel like I've had my heart ripped out, twisted and then untwisted and put right back. 
From very early on I knew this book was going to be amazing. I had no clue where it was going and I struggled to keep myself from skipping ahead just to find out. I needed to know everything as soon as possible. I'm so glad that I didn't skip anything, not a single word. 
The alternating POV's, the switching from past to present; this book couldn't have been written any other way. Every scene played out in my head like a movie as I read. I could see it all so clearly. 
The characters, the settings, the story and the writing were perfection. I can't even find the words strong enough to share. This is a book that you need to experience for yourself and frankly describing any of it beyond the blurb would be a disservice to you as the reader. 
This book will be on my mind for months to come. It's my favorite K.A. Tucker book to date, and considering I've loved every book prior, that says a lot. Drop what you are reading and pick up this book NOW! 

*I received an ARC from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review


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