Saturday, October 25, 2014

BOOK REVIEW - ROCK CHICK REDEMPTION by KRISTEN ASHLEY - ROCK CHICK # 3 - CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

By: Kristen Ashley
Published By : Kristen Ashley
Released : Available Now
Details : Paperback from library, 416 pages

RATING: 4.5 HOT BUNCH STARS!

Blurb: Goodreads

Roxie’s on the run from a bad boyfriend who will not catch the hint that it is o-v-e-r. She’s in no mood for love at first sight, but when her eyes fall on Hank, it’s trouble from the get-go. Roxie tries to hold Hank at arms length but Hank wants to be a closer (as in, a lot closer). Roxie’s trouble catches up with her and Hank wants to help but Roxie knows in her heart that she’s no good for a white hat guy. The problem is no one agrees with her, especially her crazy hippie best friend Annette or her parents; the even crazier small-Indiana-town Herb and Trish. Toss into the mix the gang from Rock Chick and Rock Chick Rescue and Roxie finds herself totally outnumbered.

Climb in for another Rock Chick wild ride through Rock Chick Redemption. As the odds stack up against Roxie, she has no choice but to hold on and just ride it out through the kidnappings, car chases, society parties, a riot at the strip club, Hank getting “Mom Bombed” and one crazy night at the Haunted House.

During all this Hank works at convincing her she really wants to stay and he, along with the Hot Bunch, go all out to make her safe. Hank also needs to work on showing Roxie that her past decisions don’t mean her future can’t include something as downright delicious as… normal.


BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

If you have not started this series...well get your asses to your local library like I did, and yes, my little seaside library stocks this Indie author.

That’s saying something.

I mean for starters my library is not very big, but this is an INDIE series!! This is the only Indie series I can find at my local library.

What can I say that hasn’t already been said about this installment?

Not much, if anything.

This is 417 pages of absolute goodness. The out loud laughs, the giggles, the snorting I did ( laughing, don’t want to give anybody the wrong idea), the mad cap mayhem that I truly wanted to be a part of.

Shee-it!! I just wanna join in.
Like, who doesn’t want to be running through a corn field while monsters jump out to scare you and a chainsaw is started up?

These are big , thick books filled to the brim with shenanigans and the HOT BRIGADE or HOT PACK or just plain ol’ HOTNESS.


Sitting on the couches, all drinking coffee, were a bunch of men. Not just any men. It looked like GQ was having a convention and all the best looking guys had decided to have a coffee at Fortnum’s before going to seminars on how to cope with being really, unbelievably, fucking gorgeous.

Lee is with Indy and Eddie has Loopy Loo aka Jet and now Hank, aka Whisky, has set his eyes on Roxie. 

Let the fun begin.



“Fuckin’ A, Roxie. Right on!” Uncle Tex boomed and I stared, not knowing what in the hell he was talking about.

“What?” I asked.

Uncle Tex didn’t answer me. He looked to Mace and Vance and declared, “You boys gotta learn to move faster or all the good ones’ll be gone.”




“Sweetheart,” he said in a low voice. “You were here to see your uncle until you stepped into Fortnum’s and saw me and I saw you. You know it and I know it. You want me to convince you. I’m prepared to do that.”



He kissed my neck then lifted his head and looked at me.

“Sweetheart, I intend to move so fast, you’ll be dizzy,” he promised.




“Sweetheart, I’m thirty-five years old and I’ve had a fuck of a lot more lovers than you counted on your one hand last night. I’ve come to the point, with women, that I know what I want when I see it and I haven’t seen anything in a long time that interests me as much as you.”

The girls are all a hoot.

Thirty one year old Roxie, the niece of Tex, brings the shenanigans in this installment , but the others are not far behind.



I wore my hair to just above my shoulders and got it cut at a place that cost a fortune so it was all soft waves and little flippies at the ends. I did up my face and put on a charcoal-gray wool, to-the-knee skirt that fit like a second skin, cupped my ass, straight at the front and flicked out in kick-pleats at the backs of my knees. I wore this with a black, figure-skimming, wool turtle-neck sweater and a pair of gorgeous, spike-heeled black boots that cost so much money I feared Billy was going to have a seizure when he saw the price on the side of the box.

Tod and Stevie are on hand for fashionista advice and they crack me up , every time. I gotta say , I want something from the House of Burgundy.

Tod swung his eyes to me, "Do you have something to wear yet?  Or have you had time to shop in between shootouts and running for your life?"


"Fuck that," Tod cut in. "You're shopping at The House of Burgundy. Tomorrow night." 

Daisy is just an absolute cracker of a chick. The visuals I get of her are just so colorful and entertaining.



At that point, Daisy powered in the door wearing a hot , velour, skintight, Juicy Couture track suit with the top’s zipper unzipped to what could only be called the Cleavage Danger Zone, and a braided terry cloth bandanna around her forehead, looking like Dolly Parton halfway morphed into Jackie Stallone, but younger.


She was wearing a skintight, faded denim jumpsuit, the crotch to bosom zipper unzipped to maximum cleavage potential, rhinestones adorning the outer sides of her legs, up her hips, waist, sides, and down the inside of the sleeves. She was wearing matching platform, high-heeled, faded denim boots heavily encrusted with rhinestones. She had a pink chiffon scarf tied around her neck and her platinum blonde hair was teased out to peak volume.


Tex, who in my mind looks a bit like Grizzly Adams...but not, abso..lute...ly stole the limelight in the first few chapters of this book. He loves his cats and he has no filter on his mouth.



He was nearly as tall as he was wide, which made him humongous. Barrel-chested, blond-headed with dark blue eyes and a russet beard.



The red dot arrested on the wall as I blinked at Tex.

“Petunia’s goin’ loco, darlin’ girl, jiggle!” Tex ordered, staring at the wall.

I simply love listening to him in my head. He has a voice. He sounds like Tex and not me reading. If that makes sense.

Getting Tex to use a cell phone, is not an easy task.

“You should have saved your money, won’t use it,” he replied.

“Uncle Tex.”

“Won’t use it.”

“Uncle Tex!”

“Darlin’ girl, that’s sweet, but I won’t use it.”


Vance the Native American is a fave of mine too. He gets a bigger part in this installment. Looking forward to Rock Chick Renegade, it's his book. Giddy up!

Duke pipes up with his own memorable moments and sometimes thoughtful comments.


Duke was staring at me.

Then he looked at Tex. “Couldn’t we have, like, maybe a week before the next one rolled in the door?”

“Gotta take life as it comes,” Uncle Tex returned with a shrug.



“I can see it comin’, “ Duke retorted.

“Hallelujah!” Uncle Tex boomed. “No lag this time. Keep ‘im hoppin’, darlin’ girl, that’s what I say.”



"You're all right," Duke told me on an approving nod.

"I am ?" I asked.

He turned to me, leaned a hip on the counter and crossed his arms over his black, leather vest.

"You are. These boys need women who can take the heat without meltin' like butter, and sometimes that heat is fiery. They need women who can give back their shit so they don't walk all over 'em and get bored out of their fucking skulls. And they need women who can go soft when the situation demands, because they get hard knocks on a regular basis, sometimes literally, and comin' home to somethin' soft is the only way to cope."

THEN...enters...

It didn’t take much to know this was another one of Lee’s boys. Not Big Truck Dude. This guy was tall lean, wearing black cargo pants, a black, skintight t-shirt and black boots. He had black hair, cut close, and the absolute best facial hair I’d ever seen on a guy in my life. A thick, black mustache that grew across his lip and down the sides of his mouth, shaved clean and precise. He looked like Harely Man morphed with Just Plain Hot Man.

“Hey,” I said to him.

One side of his mouth went up in a sexy half-grin.

Good God.




HOLY-MOTHER-OF- PEARL!!!!!

LUKE!

LUKE!

LUKE!

GOOD GOD!

GOOD GRIEF!

Annnd GOOD GOD again.

Where does one start?

This could take a while.


“Things don’t work out with you and Hank...”

I waited while he paused, my eyes wide, my lips parted, my heart thumping.

“You can erase my day.”

Oh...my...God.



If he was a real lad, OMG!!!!



“You aren’t anywhere unless I’m close enough for you to touch me.”

I gulped at any thought of touching him.

“Okay,” I said, but it sounded kind of strangled.

“We straight?” he asked.

I nodded.

“Roxie, listen to me,” Luke ordered.

I stared at him. If I listened any closer, my ears would start bleeding.

“I know you’re Hank’s woman and I don’t give a fuck. I also know the stories of the two who came before you, Indy and Jet. You mess around, do something stupid, put my ass on the line, you answer to me. Got that?”

I nodded again. I definitely got it.

“You don’t want to answer to me,” he warned.

I suspected he was right, but I had to ask, out of curiosity. “What would...” I cleared my throat, “answering to you entail... exactly?”

“You don’t wanna know,” he replied.

I nodded and decided I didn’t.

He got closer and his indigo eyes went funny.

“I’d never raise my hand to a woman,” he assured me.

I nodded again and let out the breath I was holding.

“Therefore, I’d have to get creative,” he finished.

Good God.


Seriously the guy lights my fire.



Luke was standing there. He’d changed nuances of his overall look. Still all black, his t-shirt skintight, except this time with long sleeves. Instead of just plain boots he had on black motorcycle boots, and instead of cargo pants, he had on jeans. As a fashion maven, I appreciated the subtlety that still managed to pack a punch. As a woman, I just appreciated him.

“Jumpin’ Jehosafats, I think I just creamed my pants,” Annette whispered, staring at Luke.

Luke’s eyes locked on me. He lifted his hand and crooked his finger.

“I was wrong about before. Now, I’ve definitely creamed my pants,” Annette breathed.

I got up and walked to Luke.

He put a hand in the small of my back and propelled me into the books.

We turned tight, into the biography section, and stopped.

“Got plans tonight?” he asked.

I blinked at him. “I’m going to a strip club,” I answered.

His eyes flashed, momentarily showing his surprise.

Then he gave me one of his sexy half-grins.

My heart stopped beating for a second.

“Why?” I asked.

“I’m you date,”” he replied.

My heart stopped beating for five seconds.

Then I breathed. “Excuse me?”

“You’re not on camera, you’re with me,” he said.

I have notes and quotes coming off my notebook pages.

I looked at the ceiling.

"Denver me are buts," I told the ceiling.
He walked forward, grabbed my hand and pulled me toward the door. 

"Denver men are men," he declared.

Good grief.


I will be ordering my set of these books for when I get to fan girl in front of Kristen at an Australian signing in March 2015 and good God that line is going to be long.

Hopefully by then I can be calm and act like Luke, all cool and, well, not sexy, but if I can pull off cool and not some cray cray reader in front of her, it will be a good start.

Hank Nightingale...the other brother, is all things we love in a guy, but when Luke made his entrance, I think all the panties dropped among the readers.

Not fair really, cause I love all the guys, but LUKE...MY GOD!!!

Needless to say I am having a lot of fun in Kristen's world of HOT GUYS and shenanigans.

I shall be back with Rock Chick Renegade.

Michelle





The first thing I do when I pick up the next installment in the series for me to read from my local library is I study the cover. 

I know!! NERD ALERT!

But there is much to be learned from the covers.

Friday, October 24, 2014

BOOK COVER REVEAL - HOPE IS LOST by EMMA JAMES - OCEAN BEACH # 2 - ADULT CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE



HOPE IS LOST

by EMMA JAMES

OCEAN BEACH # 2

Tentative Release : LATE DECEMBER 2014

ADULT / MATURE AGE NEW ADULT

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Cover Art : Jemina Venter @ Book Nerd Fan Girl




Praise for A Little Faith
Reviews from Goodreads
What I loved was this story has consumed me in ways I cannot explain, and has left me wanting more.
- Debb Lynn

Wow... I'm hooked. I can't wait for the next book.
- Trisha Rai , Devoured Words

A Little Faith is a story with strong direction, well defined characters - outlined with a marvellously written story line and a story driven by a solid plot .
- Katrina Hill, Page Flipperz Book Blog

This book goes above and beyond a romance novel. There is a depth to the story and characters that is often missing in todays books.
- Sarez Tomoan

I gave it 5 stars cause it's a wicked read. You had me crying, laughing, snorting all the way through. Perfect .
- Erin Daniels, Read and Ramble

I had so many laughs and tears reading this book and for a debut novel Emma has done a great job. I even read it in a day, could not put it down. I am so looking forward to Hope is Lost releasing in December.
- Donna Miller, Two Peas In A Pod

I love the way Emma has brought these men together and forged a friendship as tight as brothers. I adore their individual strength and humor, and I love that they aren’t perfect, not just emotionally, but physically.
- Kirsty Dallas, Author

This book was very well written and the story flowed effortlessly. The characters were all well developed and a solid plot. I'm looking forward to what Emma has in store for us in the next book in this series.
- Charlie Sean, Charlie & Mel’s Book Reviews

Whenever an author writes a debut that captures my attention , my expectations are high. I have known this author for a while and I had inkling what she had in store. But when I can say she blew me away and I wished that I could re-read this book again for the first time. I know that I have something special in my hands.
- Tash Mann, Confessions From Romaholics

I honestly wasn't expecting to have such a strong reaction within the first few chapters of this book. It was insta love for me! If you've read my reviews in the past, you know how important it is for me to FEEL something for the characters. Well, I certainly felt enough for Harley, Retro, Keanu, Levi and Text to be reduced to a sobbing mess 5% in. I adore these boys! Every. Single. One.
- Brittany Leathers,  A is for Alpha B is for Books

This is this Author’s debut novel and I must say if this is how she is starting, dear god hold on to your seats. I think she is going to take us on a emotional roller coaster and I for one can not wait.
- Natalie Neck - Naughty Girls

A beautiful story that moved me to laugh, cry & bite my lip in all the best ways. I love these Ocean Beach boys & cannot wait to read more of their journey.
- Jemina Venter, Book Nerd Fan Girl Designs

This is such an original story. From its unique cast of characters, whom I'm already so invested in, the multiple POV narration, to the tragic incident that shaped them all into the people they've become - A Little Faith is fascinating.

- Brandee Price, Bookworm Brandee



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A LITTLE FAITH

OCEAN BEACH # 1

RELEASED : 9TH OCTOBER 2014


I had no idea a carefree island vacation would tear my life apart.
But now it’s time to put my walls up, make them impenetrable.
It’s the only way to survive.
~Faith

Six Years Later…

Harley, the protector. Retro, the straight shooter. 
Keanu, the funny bone. Levi, the model. And Text, who can’t seem to find himself.

All their lives were permanently altered by one event.

With a pact made, these five best friends need something from Faith.

Is she ready now to give them what they have been waiting for?

Join Faith as she goes on an emotional and heartwarming discovery where all may not be what it seems.

But with every ending, comes a new beginning, a second chance.

You just gotta have A Little Faith...

Welcome to Ocean Beach.

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.”
~ Bob Marley



Reader Note: This is a mature aged new adult/adult contemporary romance with a difference. This novel does not contain abusive parents, on the contrary. There is no mean girl, no rape or abuse or cheating. There is however a brotherhood of guys who will make you feel a whole range of emotions.




This novel does contain sexual content for the mature 18+ reader.





What I will tell you is this is a five book series with 2 novella's also added to it. 





My style is different, ARC readers are picking up on it, I am not just having boy meets girl in each book and HEA. This is a series where all characters are strongly involved in each installment and not everything ends after each book. I have my reasons and the more installments you read the more you will catch on to what I am doing. I am trying for an original approach with a difference. I hope I succeed. SO I do warn you my endings are very thought out and very deliberate and I promise to have the next installment within a few months. I am a third the way through Hope Is Lost as I type this. The cliffhanger isn't for the gasp factor or to throw the Kindle , it is for a reason which will become clearer as more installments are read. Please forgive me for them.



The blurb is also set out the way it is because I didn't want to spoil anything for readers as there are twists in the plot. I was itching to say more, but I held back.



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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

RELEASE DAY LAUNCH - STONE COLD TOUCH by JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT - THE DARK ELEMENTS # 2 - YA PARANORMAL ROMANCE




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We are thrilled to bring you the Release Day Launch for Jennifer L. Armentrout's STONE COLD TOUCH! STONE COLD TOUCH is the second full-length novel in Jennifer's The Dark Elements Series, a young adult paranormal romance being published by Harlequin Teen!!



  Cold Stone Touch

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  STONE COLD TOUCH Synopsis:


Every touch has its price

Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life—no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who’s pretty sure things can’t get worse. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could.



But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla’s powers begin to evolve, and she’s offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden. Then, when she least expects it, Roth returns, bringing news that could change her world forever. She’s finally getting what she always wanted, but with hell literally breaking loose and the body count adding up, the price may be higher than Layla is willing to pay…




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  EXCERPT: 

I’d remained in bed after that, trying to sort through the odd tingling in my chest. There was a slight smile on my lips, because Zayne…well, he’d made my day, but then I’d remember what Roth had said to me the night before and the smile would wash away as if it had never been there.

I probably needed to get used to the whiplash mood swings.

It wasn’t until after dinner that I decided to scrub a day’s worth of gunk off myself.Gingerly, I peeled the bandage off, happy to find that the cut in my arm was healing as expected. I didn’t need to cover it anymore. The arm was still tender, but the Warden blood in me was quickly undoing the damage from the iron.

After changing into fresh pj’s, like a total hermit, I padded over to my desk, where I’d left my cell phone. It had been on silent all day and when I tapped the screen, I wasn’t surprised to see a slew of texts from Stacey.


Where r u?


R u skipping, u ho?


A minute later: Your locker misses u. Guess u sick with the herp?

Oh my God. I laughed out loud, grinning as I thumbed through her texts. Our bio sub is still hot. U r missing this.


Bio is lonely.


My boobs miss u. How weird is that?


That was notably weird and yet not surprising.


If I get my cell taken from me, it’s ur fault.


Holy shit, Layla, where r u?!?


Air punched out of my lungs as I read the next text and the several following them.


U have no idea who just walked into bio!!!


Roth is here!


Holy Canola oil, why aren’t u here to witness this?


Ok. He says he had mono. Srlsy? Do people still get mono? And who in the duck was he kissing? A second later—Duck? I didn’t mean duck. That’s SO not what I meant, autocorrect.


Another text had come in about fifteen minutes after the last one. He asked where u were. I told him u joined a cult. I laughed. He didn’t.


Finally, the last text was to call her if I wasn’t dead.



“What in the Hell?” I tossed my cell onto the bed, mouth hanging open.


  StoneColdTouch-YouDecideSharable 



  And don't forget! The choice is yours... Beginning today you’ll have 3 weeks to visit the series website, www.thedarkelementsseries.com, to take a poll and decide which guy Layla should ultimately choose in the final book in the trilogy, Every Last Breath. At the end of 3 weeks, we will tally all the votes, and that’s when Jennifer L. Armentrout will start writing Every Last Breath. The guy who gets the most votes is the one Layla will pick. To prevent early spoilers, we're not going to reveal who won the poll in advance…you’ll have to wait until Every Last Breath goes on sale on July 28th, 2015 to find out whether Zayne or Roth wins Layla in the end. We promise the book will be epic and definitely worth the wait! Who do you want Layla to end up with? Go to www.thedarkelementsseries.com   and vote for your choice!


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About Jennifer L. Armentrout:


# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, 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.



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

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RELEASE DAY BLITZ & GIVEAWAY - ROWDY by JAY CROWNOVER - MARKED MEN # 5 - WILLIAM MORROW - CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE



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We are over the moon excited to bring you the Release Day Launch for ROWDY by Jay Crownover!! ROWDY is the fifth novel in her Marked Men Series published by William Morrow, and imprint of HarperCollins and you do NOT want to miss it!


  Rowdy

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EXCERPT:

WHEN I PUT THE key he had given me in the door to his apartment it felt like the end of a long journey. Really it was only a little over twelve hours and I had stopped to nap once along the way, but it still felt like too long since I had seen his face or been able to touch all that toned and tattooed skin. Jimbo greeted me at the door when I pushed it open. His tongue lolled out of his mouth and he jumped up and put his paws on my legs. He was going to be huge when he finally grew into his fuzzy body and I was overwhelmed at how happy I was to see him. I dropped to my knees and rubbed my face in his neck as he licked me all over my face. I was obviously missed and I had to say it was just one more reason I knew I was finally where I was supposed to be. It was late, so the apartment was dark.
I checked the dog’s food and water, trying to be quiet in case Rowdy was already asleep. I was winding my way toward his bedroom when a haphazardly discarded sketch pad lying on the couch caught my eye in the dim light. I paused for a minute to pick it up and felt my heart stop and then start to race as I flipped through the first few pages. There were a couple of drawings that were obviously for clients, tattoos that hadn’t made it from paper to skin yet, but most of the pristine white pages were covered with images wearing my face. There was mermaid me, and naughty- sailor- girl me. There was sassy Indian girl me with long Pocahontas braids and there was sexy devil me standing next to angelic me. There were dozens of them all in different shapes and sizes, but every single image was undoubtedly modeled after my distinct look. I wasn’t sure if he had drawn them all over this last week while I had been gone or over the months we had been chasing each other in circles.
Either way it made my heart swell and the full certainty that I was it for him settle deep inside my bones. I set the pad down and tiptoed through the hall. Jimbo took one look at where I was going and huffed out a disgusted- sounding snort. The poor guy had learned early on that he wanted no part of what happened between his humans when they were together in the bedroom. The light was off and Rowdy was sprawled on his stomach across the covers. His blond hair was sticking up every- where and he hand one arm bent up under his head. The only thing that could have made the sight better would have been if he hadn’t bothered with the black boxers before crashing out.
Even with them obscuring the view, I couldn’t complain. I let out a breathless sigh and crept closer so that I could lean over and touch my lips to that anchor on the side of his neck. I felt his pulse leap and tasted the salt on his skin as he murmured sleepily and rolled over onto his back. Those infinitely blue eyes glowed at me in the dark as a grin pulled up the corner of his mouth.

“Hey.”



  Rowdy Teaser 2  


  About ROWDY:

The New York Times and USA Today bestselling Marked Men series continues with this sizzling, sexy story of love, heartbreak, fate, and second chances.

After the only girl he ever loved told him that he would never be enough, Rowdy St. James knocked the Texas dust off his boots and set out to live up to his nickname. A good ol’ boy looking for good times and good friends, Rowdy refuses to take anything too seriously, especially when it comes to the opposite sex. Burned by love once, he isn’t going to let himself trust a woman again. But that’s before his new co-worker arrives, a ghost from the past who’s suddenly making him question every lesson he ever learned.

Salem Cruz grew up in house with too many rules and too little fun—a world of unhappiness she couldn’t wait to forget. But one nice thing from childhood has stayed with her; the memory of the sweet, blue-eyed boy next door who’d been head over heels in love with her little sister.

Now, fate and an old friend have brought her and Rowdy together, and Salem is determined to show him that once upon a time he picked the wrong sister. A mission that is working perfectly—until the one person that ties them together appears, threatening to tear them apart for good.


   Sensual portrait of beautiful girl with tattoo lying on bed.  

 


ABOUT JAY CROWNOVER


Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men series. She also introduced the dark and sexy world of The Point in a new series this last summer starting with BETTER WHEN HE's BAD. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she'll settle for writing stories with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs.

    





BOOK COVER REVEAL - THE ULTIMATE KILLER by KIMBERLEY CLARK - BATTLES IN THE DARK # 2




Releases : 6th November


ULTIMATE KILLER

Brought back to life, Kira awoke to a world where she no longer belonged. She was one of them now…a mythlend, the scourge that she’d lived her entire life hunting. What was worse, she had become the species that she and a number of other mythlends had tried desperately to stop from being awoken…the Hunrati.

But they had failed.

By the time Kira had opened her eyes, the Hunrati were already living up to their reputation, torturing, massacring, burning cities to the ground like all indestructible killing machines do when they see themselves as gods; any resistance to their actions were therefore deemed futile within days of their first appearance.

Kira wanted to stop them, but she had become their prisoner when she attacked their Queen out of rage for what they had done, and as such, she was rendered incapable of using any of her abilities.

Trapped, alone, and not knowing what had happened to those she cared about, her only way out was to earn their trust. That meant getting close to the volatile and extremely attractive Pheres, and doing everything he instructed, regardless of how depraved it was.

But how close was she willing to allow such a dangerous creature when he wasn’t the man she loved?

Better yet…how far was she willing to go before she lost her humanity completely? 




Excerpt 3: Memories suck!

It was dark. He was lying down on something hard and cold and he could feel himself withering away. It was a memory of where he went after the battlefield in Kartarus, as he could still feel the hole in his chest where his heart had been torn out. The pain was excruciating. Looking around frantically, he realized he was in a cave, which had been made livable. Herbs, spices, jars filled with specimens and different liquids, and a number of carcasses of who knows what littered the entire place. He turned his head the other way and saw in the middle of the room some kind of bird-like bath, and in the corner of the room, human-sized cages.

He let out another groan, his body raked with pain as the degenerating process sped up. He became useless as his head fell back and his extremities became paralyzed. The time had come.

“Don’t worry, you won’t be dying any time soon,” said a female voice he didn’t recognize. “You’re too important to let go just yet.”

Emmerich couldn’t see a face as she stood over him, as if it had been wiped from his vision, but he could see everything else around him in detail. One thing he could see, which he was suddenly focused on, was the heart she held in her hand.

It was his, and it had nearly shriveled to nothing. He watched with amazement as the heart started to regenerate while in this mystery woman’s hand. Then his vision began to go as his eyes began to wither.

“Just so you know, this is going to hurt,” she said as she plunged the heart back into his chest.

The action made Emmerich experience pain on a level he didn’t think was possible. And he screamed.


BATTLES IN THE DARK # 1






THE SPECIES WITHIN

Kira, a huntress plagued by dreams of fire and pain has worked tirelessly to rid her city of the scourge that has nearly destroyed it…nostvores, mythlend creatures with dark and vast appetites for blood and sex. She does this not only because they had killed so many people in her life, but also because she has an edge that no other human had…she has their abilities. The problem was, these abilities were killing her and she feared time was no longer on her side.

So the moment she found out that Darius, a nostvore leader was threatening to awaken an indestructible species to help him enslave all humans and mythlends, and that she may be the key to his plan, she knew her only choice was to risk her life with the little time that she had left and join her enemy to find out why, and to make sure his plan failed.

If that wasn’t dangerous enough, the more time she spends with the Vanatre nostvore Emmerich, and the mooran Kuron, who she brings with her for protection, the less she wants to kill them. Instead, she feels an unexplainable attraction towards them both, and she fears surrendering to such desire with either is a deadly game to play, for she would not only be risking her life, but quite possibly her heart.




ABOUT AUTHOR



Kimberley lives by the idea that everyone should have a bucket list of things they want to accomplish in life, but not only to have a list, but attempt to mark off as many items as possible. One goal that was high on hers was writing a novel and having it published. This idea of writing a novel wasn’t new to her, but an inevitability, as her love of reading books and watching movies inspired her to create her own stories. When the day came that she finally did start to write, she realized that this was going to be something that she wanted to do more than once, emphasized by the fact that her first novel was to be book 1 of a trilogy, and that there are many more stories waiting inside her head ready to be created. Her hope is that not only for people to enjoy hers books, but that people are inspired by them as others have inspired her.

Kimberley was born in Sydney, Australia, and currently resides in the Gold Coast hinterland.


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Where To Buy: 

(ebook) The Species Within (Battles in the Dark #1) 

AMAZON US - http://www.amazon.com/Species-Within-Battles-Dark-ebook/dp/B00GA638T8/ref=la_B00GALXE6U_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1389422476&sr=1-1

AMAZON UK - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00GA638T8

AMAZON CA - https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00GA638T8

AMAZON AU - https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00GA638T8




Saturday, October 18, 2014

BOOK REVIEW - BLACK LIES by ALESSANDRA TORRE - CONTEMPORARY SUSPENSE ROMANCE

By: Alessandra Torre
Published By: Alessandra Torre
Released : Available Now
Details: Kindle , 290 Pages

RATING: 5 VERY CLEVERLY ORCHESTRATED STARS!

Blurb : Goodreads

Brant:
Became a tech billionaire by his twentieth birthday. Has been in a relationship with me for 3 years.
Has proposed 4 times. Been rejected 4 times.

Lee:
Cuts grass when he’s not banging housewives. Good with his hands, his mouth, and his cock. Has been pursued relentlessly by me for almost 2 years, whether he knows it or not.

Go ahead. Judge me. You have no idea what my love entails.

If you think you’ve heard this story before, trust me – you haven’t.



BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:


I can see why this book gets a gazillion five star reviews.

WOW!

I was completely stuffed at working this out early.

For there is ...THE SECRET. I feel like I should have some sinister music here.

Sure there are things deliberately placed that made me have my note pad ready and I was writing down these things, but, damn, I did not add it all up.

One thing definitely triggered something in the first third approximately without giving away an exact area, but I didn’t know what to do with it.

When I finally understood THE SECRET, I was all O.M.G!!

I just did not see it. I was triggered to something and I had that right, but I just did not add it all up and get the whole SECRET.

I got quite the shock.

I can’t really write much of a review for Black Lies because it is one big Da Da Daaaaaaaaaaa.

You think you are reading one thing...but, man...!!!!!

OK, that is all I can say.

This is a story that reviewers need to tread very carefully with when reviewing. 

Your brain will get a really good workout reading this. 

You really need to go into this book cold turkey. No sniffing about reviews or even the blurb. I still haven't read the Goodreads or book blurb. 

Very cleverly put together.

Very cleverly masterminded.

Well played Alessandra. Well played!




Michelle

Friday, October 17, 2014

2 X $15.00 AMAZON GIFT CARDS - REVIEW GIVEAWAY - A LITTLE FAITH by EMMA JAMES


REVIEW GIVEAWAY

Reviews are very important for any author,
 but a debut author needs to build some street cred.

EMMA JAMES IS OFFERING

 2 X $15.00 AMAZON GIFT CARDS


Please read below carefully to understand conditions:

This is a thank you for purchasing and taking the time to read
 and review and post reviews on Goodreads and Amazon. Anywhere else is also welcomed, but the above mentioned is appreciated.

Giveaway ends 21st November so plenty of time to
 read and review. 

Review links must be in by this closing date or invalid for this particular giveaway, but please by all means post reviews on platforms at your convenience if you choose not to enter.

Any ARC ( Advanced Readers Copy )  receivers who have not yet read/reviewed/posted reviews you are welcome to enter this giveaway.

To not disadvantage anybody who has already read the book and kindly reviewed already, please feel free to enter and post your links per rafflecopter instructions = in comments. You are set to go.

In short, any already posted reviews on both Goodreads and Amazon , reader is most welcome to enter.

 I am thanking you too for having posted already.

BIG NOTE:

Only written reviews will be counted. 

Not stars only.

It is all about honesty and I trust everybody will play fair.

This giveaway is about getting written reviews so these entries are mandatory. I will be checking links before announcing winners.

Emma will be showing the reviews on her author facebook page.

I can see every single entry on the rafflecopter form at any time I choose. All first three entries must be completed to be in the running. I need to clarify that. If you have already entered without reading or reviewing then your entry is not valid.

I need this to be fair and honest and in the spirit of what it is all about.


A LITTLE FAITH by Emma James

OCEAN BEACH # 1

GOODREADS have awesome reviews being posted.

As of today rating is 4.64 and 44 ratings/ 39 reviews have been submitted.



A LITTLE FAITH IS CURRENTLY ON SALE FOR .99C
 FOR 24 HOURS ONLY



IT WILL REVERT BACK TO $2.99 US
 ONCE THIS TIME IS UP

Please Note:

For Australian Winners : Card will be $15.00 AUS
For USA Winners : Card will be $15.00 US 
For UK Winners : Card will be equivalent of $15.00 AUS 
(If it comes to 8 Pound it will be rounded to 10 Pound)

PLEASE NOTE!!!!!

I have been looking at entries on rafflecopter and this is a giveaway for the people who have read/reviewed A Little Faith, not just a giveaway to like the facebook page and get an entry.

All the first three entries are mandatory as I am giving away 
$30 Worth of Amazon cards.

You can come back in the time frame and add your links for your reviews, that is fine, but simply liking the facebook page doesn't give you a valid entry.

Thanks!!!






This story is turning into quite a surprise for readers.