Saturday, December 20, 2014

BOOK REVIEW - WAIT FOR YOU by J LYNN - WAIT FOR YOU # 1 - NEW ADULT CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE - HARPER COLLINS

By: J Lynn
Published By: Harper Collins
Released : Available Now
Details : Paperback from library, 389 Pages

RATING: 4.5 SHIRTLESS CAM STARS!

Blurb: Goodreads

Some things are worth waiting for…

Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself.

Some things are worth experiencing…
Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed.

Some things should never be kept quiet…
But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she’s has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar? And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her?

And some things are worth fighting for…


BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

Cam...CAMERON HAMILTON! Please stand up!

Yes! You. You fun, gorgeous book boyfriend.

Cameron is all kinds of things a girl would trip over herself to fall in love with. He is cheeky, adorable, oh-so-sexy, he has a secret, he is determined, he is flawed... back to oh-so-sexy.

Avery Morgansten has a deep and terrifying secret. As the reader we can do the math. But then you got that added OH-DEAR-LORD-YOU-POOR-THING, twist.

Cam and Avery’s worlds collide...like literally, she collides into him.

Sweet baby Jesus, Blue Eyes was...

He was gorgeous in all the ways that made girls do stupid things. He was tall, a good head or two taller than me, and broad at the shoulders, but tapered at the waist. An athlete’s body—like a swimmer’s. Wavy black hair toppled over his forehead, brushing matching eyebrows. Broad cheekbones and wide, expressive lips completed the package created for girls to drool over. And with those sapphire-colored eyes, holy moly...

Who thought a place named Shepherdstown would be hiding someone who looked like this?


I KNOW!!!

There is much wooing, baking and egg making to be had.

“Well to be honest, I was planning to woo you with my banana nut bread, but that shit ain’t happening now. So all I have left is my delicious eggs.”

I took a bite of the cheesy goodness. “It is really good, but you’re not wooing me.”

“ Oh, I’m wooing.” He opened up the fridge and grabbed a bottle of OJ. Pouring two glasses, he sat one in front of me. “ It’s just all about the stealth. You don’t realize it yet.”


*siiiggghhh*

Cam is the reformed bad boy. He is lovin’ on Avery.

BUT!!

Avery has her debilitating secrets she keeps hidden.

Will this ruin their friendship?

Well you are going to have to read!

The #1.5 Trust In Me, is from Cameron’s pov and even though I know the story already, I feel like I must take a peek and have a read.

It is CAM!

Be With Me is next on my list before I get onto Cam’s pov, I think I need to forget some of this story line first. I will let Teresa ( Cam’s sister ) and Jase ( Cam’s buddy) tell me their story first.

An easy to read, fun story about love and a book boyfriend who just makes you go nawwww...and also those secrets that lurk in the background.


Michelle


Friday, December 19, 2014

LET YOUR HAIR DOWN by FIONA PRICE - GUEST POST - MOMENTUM - PAN MACMILLAN


I would like to welcome Fiona Price to Novels On The Run, she is the author of Let Your Hair Down, which is published by Momentum.

Fiona has a really interesting guest post for you to read.


LET YOUR HAIR DOWN

One modern-day Rapunzel. One naked man. Two very different wicked witches.

At 22, Sage Rampion has led a strange and cloistered life. She's been homeschooled, and she's never owned a cell phone, watched TV or spoken to a man on her own. Everything she's seen, read and watched has been vetted by her grandmother Andrea, Professor of Women's Studies and hardline old school feminist.

When Sage and Andrea see Ryan modelling naked below their office window, Andrea marches out to charge him with indecent exposure. But he waves up at Sage, and his grin is the warmest thing she's seen in her lonely existence. She rushes down to warn him, and as they grow close her sheltered world begins to unravel. Sage starts asking questions about the way she was brought up, and the beautiful teenage mother who abandoned her.

But answering those questions means confronting Andrea, and she's not a good enemy to make. Taking her on brings Ryan and Sage more trouble than either of them could have imagined.

A timely re-telling of the Rapunzel fairytale in the era of selfies and smartphones.



Guest Post – Fiona Price

The exciting thing about novels is that they can take you almost anywhere. For me, writing Let Down Your Hair took me where Andrea takes Sage in Chapter 1: on a field trip to the red light district.

The events that led to my field trip began when I finished my first draft. I picked three friends whose opinions I trusted and gave them the manuscript to read. One was a man, because while the novel’s mostly aimed at women, it has a gender studies theme, and I needed a male perspective.

We went through the manuscript, reached a particular scene, and my male reader went all shifty. He cleared his throat and avoided my eye, fixing his gaze on the page. “Um,” he said. “Have you actually been to a strip club?” I told him I’d been to cabaret strip shows for hens’ nights, but he shook his head, eyes still on the manuscript. “But this isn’t a cabaret show, it’s a normal bar. With strippers. You haven’t been to one of those, have you?” And I had to admit, he had me there. “Well,” he went on, “you probably should. Because they’re not like this.”

It’s not every day a man tells you that you need to visit a strip club. I looked at his deeply uncomfortable face. “So,” I said, suppressing a grin, “you’d know about strip clubs, would you?”

His cheeks began to redden. “Well, I… I went to a couple for bucks’ nights…”

“Say no more,” I said, holding up a magnanimous hand. “I will visit a strip club.”

After that conversation, I called an old friend with links to the Australian Sex Party. He made some inquiries, and the manager of a strip club in town got in touch and said she’d put my name on the door. And on a quiet Tuesday night a few weeks later, I turned up at the strip club with a clipboard and a pen. I also brought my tall, strapping friend Olivia, so I didn’t have to walk through the seedy side of town by myself.

Olivia and I had expected the trip to be a bit of risqué fun. We were all for women’s right to work in a strip club if they chose, and feel safe and unjudged while they did it. But when we went inside, we were surprised by how disconcerted we felt. Almost as disconcerted as the staff were with the presence of two women, especially when one was taking notes. They probably thought I was a journalist or detective, and gave me a very wide berth.

The set-up in the club I visited was indeed very different from a cabaret strip show. It was a bar, but one with two pole dancer tables, and maybe twenty young women in lingerie mingling with the all-male patrons.

What struck me as I watched the men in that club was how awkward most seemed to feel. Only a handful were actually looking at the girls in lingerie. Most were hunched in their seats clutching their drinks for dear life and having forced conversations about work. I sensed that many would secretly rather be in a normal meeting room, or at home in front of the TV, but they couldn’t admit that, because it would make them look unmanly in front of their peers.

Many of the conversations between the girls and the patrons also sounded awkward. My sense was that what many of the patrons paid for wasn’t just titillation, it was attention and kindness from pretty, scantily dressed young women who would snub them anywhere else.

This was great material for the novel, and I kept on taking notes until a patron paid a stripper for a lap dance. I won’t say too much for readers who haven’t seen one, but after a few minutes, Olivia and I decided this was our cue to leave. But I left with six pages of valuable notes which I used to rewrite my scene completely.

I should point out that the strip club scene is only a small part of my novel! Let Down Your Hair is an adaptation of Rapunzel, and the red light district is the “wilderness” or “wasteland” that appears near the end of the fairytale. Most of the action takes place in the towers (I have two!), which are a tall university building and a fancy penthouse apartment. But my trip to the “wilderness” was a great reminder of how important it is for a writer to do her research. As I turn my pen next to Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, who knows where my plots may take me next!


About the author:

Fiona Price has a lifelong passion for words. After declaring she was going to be a writer, aged six, she began work on her first masterpieces: a novel about a wild pony and an incisive satirical song called 'Baa Baa Rainbow Sheep'. Since then, she has attempted just about every form of writing, from bush verse and screenplays to elegies and academic articles. Fiona is plotting further novels based on fairy tales, and is currently working on a fantasy trilogy for young adults. She lives in Melbourne by the sea.


Thursday, December 18, 2014

GIVEAWAY - SKIP TO THE GOOD PART VOL 2 - 20 AUTHORS REVEAL THEIR STEAMIEST SCENES - RELEASE DAY BLITZ



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Today we're having the release day launch for Skip to the Good Part Vol 2! This is such a sexy collection, and I am thrilled to be bringing it to you!! 

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Skip to the Good Part Vol 2 Synopsis:

Find your next red-hot read in this sizzling collection of sexy scenes.

Skip to the Good Part 2: 20 Authors Reveal Their Steamiest Scenes offers face-fanning romance and tie-me-up sizzle (and everything in between) from top authors including New York Times and USA Today bestsellers.

The collection features a bride purchased by a powerful man who has sexy plans of her own, a UFC fighter who falls in lust with the sister of his biggest rival, a woman who gets naughty with her ex hoping she can keep it a one-time thing, a biker charged with protecting a woman he desires from the wrath of a rival gang, and a woman held in a captor’s dungeon who finds that only part of her wants to be freed.

Read 20 of the best steamy scenes in contemporary romance and erotic romance today. This 250-page collection will get your blood pumping, your heart racing, and your skin tingling—you’re sure to discover a new favorite.

Due to the graphic nature of some content, this collection is recommended strictly for mature readers.

New York Times bestsellers:
Pepper Winters
Cristin Harber
Aleatha Romig
L.P. Dover
Zoe York
Geneva Lee

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Carmen Jenner
J.L. Berg

Featuring:
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ASA by JAY CROWNOVER - MARKED MEN # 6 - CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE - HARPER COLLINS - BOOK COVER REVEAL

We are so excited about the cover reveal for Jay Crownover's ASA! ASA is the sixth and final book in Jay's Marked Men Series, published by HarperCollins. Check out the hot cover and don't forget to pre-order your copy today!

OOO he's so prettty!

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About ASA: 

Starting over in Denver with a whole new circle of friends and family, Asa Cross struggles with being the man he knows everyone wants him to be and the man he knows he really is. A leopard doesn’t it change its spots and Asa has always been a predator. He doesn’t want to hurt those who love and rely on him, especially one stunning arresting cop who suddenly seems to be interested in him for far more than his penchant for breaking the law. But letting go of old habits is hard, and it’s easy to hit bottom when it’s the place you know best.

Royal Hastings is quickly learning what the bottom looks like after a tragic situation at work threatens not only her career but her partner’s life. As a woman who has only ever had a few real friends she’s trying to muddle through her confusion and devastation all alone. Except she can’t stop thinking about the sexy southern bartender she locked up. Crushing on Asa is the last thing she needs but his allure is too strong to resist. His long criminal record can only hurt her already shaky career and chasing after a guy who has no respect for the law or himself can only end in heartbreak.

A longtime criminal and a cop together just seems so wrong . . . but for Asa and Royal, being wrong together is the only right choice to make.

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And don’t miss the previous books in

 The Marked Men Series!

RULE

JET

ROME

NASH

ROWDY

And don't miss Jay at 3pm EST over at the Between The Covers page on Facebook today! Come chat with her!

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 that started with BETTER WHEN HE's BAD and is currently working on her newest series The Saint of Denver. 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. 

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

GIVEAWAY - SECOND DEBT by PEPPER WINTERS - INDEBTED # 3 - EROTICA DARK ROMANCE - COVER REVEAL


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Title: Second Debt (Indebted, #3)

Author: Pepper Winters
Genre: Dark Erotica
Release Date: Early 2015

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Blurb

“I tried to play a game. I tried to wield deceit as perfectly as the Hawks. But when I thought I was winning, I wasn’t. Jethro isn’t what he seems—he’s the master of duplicity. However, I refuse to let him annihilate me further.”

Nila Weaver has grown from naïve seamstress to full-blown fighter. Every humdrum object is her arsenal, and sex…sex is her greatest weapon of all. She’s paid the First Debt. She’ll probably pay more. 

But she has no intention of letting the Hawks win. 

Jethro Hawk has found more than a worthy adversary in Nila—he’s found the woman who could destroy him. There’s a fine line between hatred and love, and an even finer path between fear and respect.

The fate of his house rests on his shoulders, but no matter how much ice lives inside his heart, Nila flames too bright to be extinguished. 



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Debt Inheritance (Indebted #1) Available Now: Amazon | iBooks

“I own you. I have the piece of paper to prove it. It’s undeniable and unbreakable. You belong to me until you’ve paid off your debts.”

Nila Weaver’s family is indebted. Being the first born daughter, her life is forfeit to the first born son of the Hawks to pay for sins of ancestors past. The dark ages might have come and gone, but debts never leave. She has no choice in the matter.

She is no longer free. 

Jethro Hawk receives Nila as an inheritance present on his twenty-ninth birthday. Her life is his until she’s paid off a debt that’s centuries old. He can do what he likes with her—nothing is out of bounds—she has to obey. 

There are no rules. Only payments.
 
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“You say I’ll never own you. If I win—you willingly give me that right. You sign not only the debt agreement, but another—one that makes me your master until your last breath is taken. You do that, and I’ll give you this.”

Nila Weaver’s family is indebted. Stolen, taken, and bound not by monsters but by an agreement written over six hundred years ago, she has no way out.

She belongs to Jethro as much as she denies it. 

Jethro Hawk’s patience is running out. His inheritance gift tests, challenges, and surprises him—and not in good ways. He hasn’t leashed her but he thinks he might’ve found a way to bind her forever. 

Debts are mounting. Payment waiting. 



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About the Author


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Pepper Winters is a New York Times, USA Today, and international bestseller. She wears many roles. Some of them include writer, reader, sometimes wife. She loves dark, taboo stories that twist with your head. The more tortured the hero, the better, and she constantly thinks up ways to break and fix her characters.

She loves to travel and has an amazing, fabulous hubby who puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends.


Her Dark Erotica books include:

Tears of Tess (Monsters in the Dark #1) - http://amzn.to/1lROLYN

Quintessentially Q (Monsters in the Dark #2) - http://amzn.to/1qB27Zh

Twisted Together (Monsters in the Dark #3) - http://amzn.to/1olkxsD

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

GIVEAWAY - WHERE DARKNESS LIES by BELLA JEWEL - CRIMINALS OF THE OCEAN # 2 - RELEASE DAY BLITZ





Title: Where Darkness Lies
Series: Criminals of the Ocean #2
Author: Bella Jewel
Publisher: Montlake Romance
 Release Date: December 16, 2014


Synopsis


Anger and pain brought them together, but their passion might just set them free.

Dimitri wants only one thing: revenge. His stepfather, Hendrix, has caused him nothing but pain and heartache. At last Dimitri can take something—someone—important to Hendrix and make him pay: Jess.

Jess is feisty and strong headed. Her past haunts her and connects her to the dangerously dark Dimitri in an unexpected way. Dimitri keeps his secrets locked deep inside, and Jess is drawn to this broken man like no one before.

With little to cling to besides their haunting pasts, both could have been doomed to lives spent raging against the darkness that holds them prisoner. Instead, it seems that as their pain draws them closer together, it is their desire that will set them free.






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Bella Jewel is a self published, USA Today bestselling author. She’s been publishing since 2013. Her first release was a contemporary romance, Hell’s Knights which topped the charts upon release. Since that time, she has published over five novels, gaining a bestseller status on numerous platforms. She lives in North Queensland and is currently studying editing and proofreading to further expand her career. Bella has been writing since she was just shy of fifteen years old. In Summer 2013 she was offered an ebook deal through Montlake Romance for her bestselling modern day pirate series, Enslaved By The Ocean. She plans to expand her writing career, planning many new releases for the future.


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THE FABULOUSLY FESTIVE CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY BLOG HOP 2014




Happy Holidays everyone and welcome to the first 'Fabulously Festive Christmas Giveaway Blog Hop'

There are an amazing group of blogs participating and plenty of great giveaways to enter, so be sure to visit everyone.


GIVEAWAY

2 x Digital Copies ( mobi file direct to Kindle)  - A Little Faith
1 x Personalized Character Message to you on a character print.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

GIVEAWAY $50 GIFT CARD - INSPIRE by CORA CARMACK - THE MUSE # 1 - NEW ADULT PARANORMAL CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE - RELEASE DAY BLITZ


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We are so incredibly excited to be able to bring you the Release Day Launch for Cora Carmack's INSPIRE! INSPIRE is a New Adult Paranormal Romance novel and the first book in her new Muse Series!! Holy canoli, y'all. Go out and get this today!

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About INSPIRE: 

Kalliope lives with one purpose.

To inspire.

As an immortal muse, she doesn’t have any other choice. It’s part of how she was made. Musicians, artists, actors—they use her to advance their art, and she uses them to survive. She moves from one artist to the next, never staying long enough to get attached. But all she wants is a different life— a normal one. She’s spent thousands of years living lie after lie, and now she’s ready for something real.

Sweet, sexy, and steady, Wilder Bell feels more real than anything else in her long existence. And most importantly… he’s not an artist. He doesn’t want her for her ability. But she can’t turn off the way she influences people, not even to save a man she might love. Because in small doses, she can help make something beautiful, but her ability has just as much capacity to destroy as it does to create. The longer she stays, the more obsessed Wilder will become. It’s happened before, and it never turns out well for the mortal.

Her presence may inspire genius.

But it breeds madness, too.

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Excerpt:

I can feel Wilder’s breath against my lips. More than that, I can see it. The sun has set and the temperature has dropped, and air fogs between us. There’s something about actually seeing it, like our lips are touching, we are touching, despite the distance between. And as we sway from side to side, my heart gradually begins to pick up speed.
The strains of guitar music flowing out from the restaurant are nearly indecipherable over the heavy heartbeat in my ears. But Wilder must hear it. His hands are strong on my body, guiding my movements, and I’m practically clay in his palms.
We dance, eyes on eyes, lips nearly on lips, and there is lightning beneath my skin each time his body brushes against mine in a new way. His touch is firm, but gentle, never pushing or pressuring, though I can tell from the dark look in his eyes that he’s just as affected as I am. The music shifts, building to a crescendo, and he spins us. My chest pushes tight against his, and I bite back a gasp. I don’t know if it’s the cold or him or some combination of both, but the tips of my breasts are painfully tight. Just the pressure of my bra is enough to rub them raw.
I remember the night at his apartment, the way he’d taken his time learning my body. I think of the heat of his mouth on my skin, and the memory alone is enough to make me shiver and clench.
He’s back to being business, grown-up Wilder tonight in his button down and glasses. Only now that I know him, it doesn’t seem like such a stark difference. He is neither the straight-laced man nor the tattooed bad boy. Or perhaps he’s both. Regardless of what he’s wearing, Wilder is caring and loyal and strong and so sexy that I’m having trouble remembering why I shouldn’t push him into the backseat of his SUV and crawl on top of him.





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About Cora Carmack: 

Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She's done a multitude of things in her life-- boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.

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