Tuesday, June 28, 2016

HARD TO SERVE by Laura Kaye: Release Day Launch with Excerpt and Giveaway

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 We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Release Day Launch for Laura Kaye's HARD TO SERVE! Brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights, HARD TO SERVE is a standalone novella in her Hard Ink Series that also introduces her upcoming Blasphemy Series. Check out the note and excerpt from Laura below and grab your copy of this steamy novella today!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Cover Reveal: TORN (Book Two in the Wicked Trilogy) by Jennifer Armentrout

The highly anticipated second book in #1 New York Times Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout's Wicked Trilogy has a cover! The amazing TORN cover was created by Sarah Hansen from Okay Creations with photography by Kelsey Kukal-Keeton from K Keeton designs. Check it out below! TORN is set to release July 19th. Be sure to grab the first book in the series, WICKED, which is on sale for $.99 for a limited time!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Review: Shut Out by Kelly Jamieson from Loveswept

Shut Out (Bayard Hockey #1)
by Kelly Jamieson
Published:  June 7, 2016
Publisher:  Loveswept
Sold by Random House LLC

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From the bestselling author of the Heller Brothers Hockey series comes the first novel of a new hockey romance series featuring a college team whose players are heating things up both on and off the ice.
 
The Bayard College hockey team isn’t where Jacob Flass thought he’d be a season ago. He was a rising star in the Canadian major junior league, cruising toward a spot on an NHL roster—until a single disastrous night on the town brought it all crashing down. Now he’s out of options, except for playing well, studying hard, and staying away from girls. He’s not supposed to be flirting with the hottest, sweetest chick he’s ever met. But how could he possibly stay away?
 
Skylar Lynwood knows that Jacob is out of her league. She’s just trying to go with the flow, which isn’t easy when six feet and four inches of total hockey hunkiness is making a play for her one moment, then giving her the cold shoulder the next. Skylar’s head tells her that this rugged athlete isn’t worth her time, but her body says something altogether different. Risking her heart for Jacob may be the craziest thing she’s ever done . . . but she won’t let him shut her out.

My Thoughts:  I've read several books by Kelly Jamieson and I have enjoyed them all, so naturally I was looking forward to reading Shut Out, the first book in Jamieson's new Bayard Hockey series.  Shut Out actually turned out to be a really good book, having steamy romance, a hockey hottie, and a really good female lead.  In addition to all of that, the books addressed some really serious subject matter that faces so many in the college-age group, and Jamieson did an excellent job in portraying that.   While I liked Sylar and Jacob, I really had to push through until about the halfway point in the book, because while likable and a good story, the characters and the story didn't grab me up until that point.  The last half of the book, however, was really good.  The characters were much more personable in the last half, and the story itself took on that edge that keeps you turning the pages and anxious for more.  That said, Shut Out is a really good read with a really great message, which makes it definitely worth checking out.  
3.5 Hearts

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Cover Reveal and Giveaway: AERENDEN by KristenTaber

Today we're excited to share the cover reveal of The Reaper Rises by Kristen Taber! This is the fourth book in the Aerenden series and releases this summer. This is a high fantasy and the first three books are available on Amazon for only $2.99. They are also available in audiobook and are narrated by Karen Savage. Check them out and sample them here. If you buy the book for your kindle you can get the audiobook for only $1.99!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Charged by Jay Crownover: Release Week Blitz with Review, Excerpt, and $25 Gift Card Giveaway

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 From New York Times bestselling author Jay Crownover comes CHARGED, the latest in her sexy The Saints of Denver Series, releasing May 24th! Known for her strong heroines and alpha males, you won’t know what hit you as you read Avett and Quaid’s story. Keep reading for more about the Leagle Eagle and Avett and order your copy today.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Release Blitz: The Problem with Forever by Jennifer Armentrout from Harlequin Teen





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THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER Synopsis:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes a riveting new story about friendship, survival, and finding your voice.

For some people, silence is a weapon.

For Mallory “Mouse” Dodge, it’s a shield.

Growing up, she learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it’s been four years since her nightmare ended, she’s beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime.

Now, after years of homeschooling with loving adoptive parents, Mallory must face a new milestone—spending her senior year at public high school. But of all the terrifying and exhilarating scenarios she’s imagined, there’s one she never dreamed of—that she’d run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn’t seen since childhood, on her very first day.
It doesn’t take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet the deeper their bond grows, the more it becomes apparent that she’s not the only one grappling with lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider’s life spiral out of control, Mallory must make a choice between staying silent and speaking out—for the people she loves, the life she wants, and the truths that need to be heard.

Praise for THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER:

“The intensity between Mouse and Rider is palpably sizzling… romance aficionados [will] lose themselves in Mouse and Rider’s smoldering glances and steamy kisses.” -Kirkus

“Armentrout’s effort to gradually coax her protagonist from her shell via a supportive, loving community succeeds, and readers looking for an inspirational comeback story will find Mallory’s to be satisfying and hopeful” –Publishers Weekly




Prologue

              Dusty, empty shoe b
oxes, stacked taller and wider than her slim body, wobbled as she pressed her back against them, tucking her bony knees into her chest.
              Breathe. Just Breathe. Breathe.
              Wedged in the back of the dingy closet, she didn’t dare make a sound as she sucked her lower lip between her teeth. Focusing on forcing every grimy breath into her lungs, she felt tears well in her eyes.
              Oh gosh, she’d made such a big mistake, and Miss Becky was right. She was a bad girl.
              She’d reached for the dirty and stained cookie jar earlier, the one shaped like a teddy bear that hid cookies that tasted funny. She wasn’t supposed to get cookies or any food by herself, but she’d just been so hungry that her tummy hurt, and Miss Becky was sick again, napping on the couch. She hadn’t meant to knock the ashtray off the counter, shattering it into tiny pieces. Some were shaped like icicles that clung to the roof during the winter. Others were no bigger than chips.
              All she’d wanted was a cookie.
              Her slender shoulders jerked at the sound of the all cracking on the other side of the closet. She bit down harder on her lip. A metallic taste burst into her mouth. Tomorrow there would be a hold the size of Mr. Henry’s big hand in the plaster, and Miss Becky would cry and she’d get sick again.
              The soft creak of the closet door was like a crack of thunder to her ears.
              Oh no, no, no…
              He wasn’t supposed to find her in here. This was her safe place whenever Mr. Henry was angry or when he—
              She tensed, eyes peeling wide as a body taller and broader than hers slipped inside and then knelt in front of her. In the dark, she couldn’t make out much of his features, but she knew in her belly and her chest who it was.
              “I’m sorry,” she gasped.
              “I know.” A hand settled on her shoulder, the weight reassuring. He was the only person she felt okay with when he touched her. “I need you to stay in here, ‘kay?”
              Miss Becky had said once that he was only six months older than her six years, but he always seemed so much bigger, older than her, because in her eyes, he took up her entire world.
              She nodded.
              “Don’t come out,” he said, and then he pressed into her hands the redheaded doll she’d dropped in the kitchen after she broke the ashtray and rushed into the closet. Too frightened to retrieve her, she’d left Velvet where she had fallen, and she’d been so upset because the doll had been a gift from him many, many months before. She had no idea how he’d gotten Velvet, but one day he’d simply shown up with her, and she was hers, only hers.
              “You stay in here. No matter what.”
              Holding the doll close, clenched between her knees and chest, she nodded again.
              He shifted, stiffening as an angry shout rattled the walls around them. It was her name that dripped ice down her spine; her name that was shouted so furiously.
              A small whimper parted her lips and she whispered, “I just wanted a cookie.”
              “It’s okay. Remember? I promised I’d keep you safe forever. Just don’t make a sound.” He squeezed her shoulder. “Just stay quiet, and when I…when I get back, I’ll read to you, ‘kay? All about the stupid rabbit.”
              All she could do was nod again, because there had been times when she hadn’t stayed quiet and she’d never forgotten those consequences. But if she stayed quiet, she knew what was coming. He wouldn’t be able to read to her tonight. Tomorrow he would miss school and he wouldn’t be okay even though he would tell her he was.
              He lingered for a moment and then he eased out of the closet. The bedroom door shut with a smack, and she lifted the doll, pressing her tearstained face into it. A button on Velvet’s chest poked at her cheek.
              Don’t make a sound.
              Mr. Henry started to yell.
              Don’t make a sound.
              Footsteps punched down the hall.
              Don’t make a sound.
              Flesh smacked. Something hit the floor, and Miss Becky must have been feeling better, because she was suddenly shouting, but in the closet the only sound that mattered was the fleshy whack that came over and over. She opened her mouth, screaming silently into the doll.
              Don’t make a sound.

About Jennifer L. Armentrout:
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#1 New York Times and #1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the Displaying JLA_Author-photo.jpgrumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.

She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Cover Reveal: Playboy Pilot by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland

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COVER REVEAL:

PLAYBOY PILOT
(A standalone novel)
A Contemporary Romance novel


New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Authors
Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland
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Playboy Pilot releases on September 19th!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Review: Ain't She Sweet by Marie Force

Aint's She Sweet
Green Mountain #6
by Marie Force
Published:  4/26/16
Publisher:  Berkley

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The latest Green Mountain Romance from the The New York Times bestselling author of It’s Only Love.

Charlotte “Charley” Abbott has gone out with every guy under thirty-five in Butler, Vermont—except for one. Tyler Westcott’s attempts to date her may be determined, and frequent, but Charley can’t stand how he acts like he knows her better than she knows herself. So when Tyler turns up at the running club Charley joined to train for a marathon, she’s almost ready to quit before she even gets started.

Tyler knows that behind Charley’s prickly personality and dismissive attitude is a sweet woman he wants in his life. And when Charley suffers an injury while training, Tyler is ready to prove that the perfect man for her has been right there all along...
 

My Thoughts:  Marie Force delivers, yet again, another beautifully written, heart-warming, and sexy romance in her Green Mountain Series.  Ain't She Sweet is Charley Abbot's story.  If you are familiar with the series, you know it is all about the Abbot family, a family you can't help but love.  Charley is quite the challenge for any man, able to go head-to-head with her alpha male brothers without blinking an eye.  Few men are up to the challenge Charley Abbot presents, save one....Tyler Westcott  

Tyler is crazy about Charley and determined to wear her down until she finally gives him a chance.  When tragedy strikes, Tyler steps in and proves himself above and beyond the call of duty.  He's convinced he wants to spend forever with Charley, now he just has to convince her of the same.  Charley has a past that has left her jaded when it comes to trusting men.  Forced by circumstances, she now finds herself in the capable hands of Tyler Westcott, someone she never thought she'd be interested in.  The more she's around him, however, the more facets of him she sees, and the more attracted to him she becomes.  She just has to figure out if taking a chance on love is worth the risk.  

Tyler and Charley's story in Ain't She Sweet is one that Marie Force fans, and fans of contemporary romance in general will want to add to their to be read list.  The Green Mountain Series is one filled with great romance and great characters you can't help but fall in love with.  


Sunday, May 1, 2016

Review: Return of the Bad Boy by Jessica Lemmon

Return of the Bad Boy
(Second Chance #4)
by Jessica Lemmon
Published:  April 26, 2016
Publisher:  Forever

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Asher Knight has three constants in his life: music, beautiful women, and a bottle of Jack. He lives for the next gig, the next city, and dreams only of a life spent in front of an arena full of screaming fans. But Asher's nomad ways come to a sudden stop when he learns he's the father of a three-year-old from a past relationship and suddenly this rock star bad boy is forced to put down roots.

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