Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Uncovering Cover Models - Interview With Rade Lazic


UNCOVERING COVER MODELS
 
Interview With Rade Lazic

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Some of you may recognize this sexy man as Rome Archer, sexy, stubborn, broken soldier from Jay Crownover’s Marked Men series. And/or as cocky, dirty mouthed, artist with paint and cons Spencer Shrike from JA Huss book Guns (spinoff of the Rook + Ronin series). But who is Rade Lazic?
 
He is a Serbian native and now lives in Vienna, Austria. Some things we can already conclude before talking to Rade; he is Magic Mike Sexy, (I'm pretty sure he should get a call to appear in the second movie) his eyes are hypnotizing, he has some of the most lickable abs and a couple of perfectly placed tattoos you’d want to lick as well!
 
So let’s find out just how did Rade break into modeling, his take on romance and just how naughty his mind is hmmm....

 
BASIC BACKGROUND/CAREER BASED



1. How did you get your start into modeling?

 
Rade: It was by accident. One fashion stylist from Serbia had noticed me. I had done one editorial for him and business offers started to come along after that.

 
2. Best piece of advice you have ever been given?

Rade: “Stay as you are no matter what happens!”

 
3. Most memorable modeling experience/highlight to date?

Rade: My recent show for Bata Spasojevic on Belgrade fashion week

 
4. Where do you see yourself in modelling in 5 years?

Rade: I am already satisfied with the things that I have accomplished in modeling, I would like to keep it like that.

 
5. Would you ever pose nude for a magazine?

Rade: Depends….on the magazine, who is the photographer etc. There is also that financial matter as well

***Anyone else thinking what I am thinking? Okay Michael Stokes here is your opportunity, contact Rade Lazic pretty please :D


BOOK COVER RELATED 



6. Have you read either book you are on the cover for (Rome by Jay Crownover or Guns by JA Huss) or at the least the blurb? If so, based on the synopsis which character out of Rome or Spencer would you say you most relate to?
 
 
Rade: Considering the fact I’m living in Austria, I’m still waiting for my copy…but I think that Rome would be my answer. I know both book’s stories in short.

 
7. For the book Guns, the story of Spencer Shrike who builds motorcycles, have you ever ridden a motorcycle?

Rade: I have a plan to buy a motorcycle

**Yes I am picturing him in full leather getup with open jacket, shirtless (licking lips, we need a picture of this in real life!)


8. Since you have done a couple of book covers, would you say you like to read? What is your favorite book (or genre of reading material)?

Rade: Of course I like to read. Psycho-thrillers are my favorite genre


DATING/RELATIONSHIP QUESTIONS


9. Favorite body part on a woman?

 
Rade: Eyes


10. Biggest turn on and turn off on a woman?

Rade: Turn On = Long Hair

  Turn Off = Lack of Hygiene

 
11. Ideal date setting?

Rade: Dinner on the beach at sunset


12. Have you ever used a pick up line on a woman? If yes, what was the line and how did it work for you?

Rade: No

***Just what I figured. With his looks why would he need to use a pick up line. I mean it’s not like us women would comprehend what he is saying because we would be too busy drooling and in awe that this gorgeous man is speaking to us :D “uhh Hi my name is…..” that is about as far as I’d like to think I’d get but in reality I’d probably just get out “uhh” lol


13. Most embarrassing thing you have ever done?

Rade: Once when I was on my way back home from the club, I realized I was wearing some woman’s jacket

 
14. Would you describe Love as - Chemical, Intellectual, Spiritual, or Completely Undefinable ?

Rade: Intellect and Chemical based


15. Hair and or eye color preference for a woman?

Rade: Green eyes stand out to me but hair color is not so important

***This is the part where I call the eye doctor in hopes of ordering colored contacts!

  
SCANDALOUS QUESTIONS


16. What is your guiltiest of guilty pleasures?
 
 
Rade: I love women

***Mouth open, oh la la what a coincidence us book junkies love book boyfriends and hot men am I right ladies?


17. Boxers or briefs?

            Rade: Briefs
 
18. Lace or silk?

Rade: Lace


19. Chocolate or Candy?

Rade: Chocolate


20. In the bedroom do you prefer a woman quiet and reserved, open-minded and obedient, or sassy and rambunctious?

Rade: His response was just open-minded…..
                                                                      
***but is it safe to say he also meant obedient? I am going to say yes so my fantasizes are complete hehe


21. What makes a woman sexy in your eyes?

Rade: Intellect and good looks


22. What song would you say would be your personal anthem or theme song?

 Rade: David Guetta’s song Titanium


23. Any fetishes?

Rade: High heels on a woman

***Umm wow yeah I had to fan myself. Hot damn this man is a mix between Rome and Spencer. Brava Jay Crownover and JA Huss for using this man to represent your characters on such drool provoking covers!!


24. Have you ever or would you ever use sex toys?

Rade: No, imagination is my biggest toy

***Speechless, tongue hanging out of mouth, legs crossed, my mind is racing trying to picture what this man’s imagination would consist of. Is there a sign-up sheet to find out?

 
There is so much more to this man besides his good looks, charming personality and sexy mind. He is also an amazing father. I’m talking he and Chris Hemsworth are by far the Top 2 FILFs. Go check him out on Instagram @modelradelazic
 
Be on the lookout as more covers will definitely be in the future for Rade Lazic as will more success in the fashion world!
 

Blog Tour - Temptation by KM Golland

 
 

Title: Temptation
Series: Temptation #1
Author: KM Golland

Re-releasing in Australia on May 1
 

Alexis Summers is happily married and a mother of two gorgeous children. She’s been a stay-at-home mum for nine years now, but it’s time for a change.
 
Starting a new job with a prestigious hotel, she’s excited about her new career. Her boss, the hotel’s owner Bryce Clark, is rich, gorgeous, funny, single and — as Alexis quickly learns — a genuinely nice guy looking for his own true love.
 
He is also a man who always gets what he wants. And what he wants is Alexis.
 
The intense chemistry between them is undeniable — but Alexis is happily married to Rick, and no matter how strong her feelings are for Bryce, she is adamant she will not betray her husband and family. Alexis draws a line in the sand but finds it increasingly difficult not to cross. Will she succumb to temptation?

An enticing, sexy and suspenseful debut of forbidden love and impossible choices…
 
The incredible first book in the Temptation series.

ADD TO GOODREADS


 

 

 
 
PRE-ORDER - AVAILABLE IN AUSTRALIA ON MAY 1
 

 

4 1/2 Very Tempting Stars

Wow! The title of this book is absolutely perfect - 'Temptation'. Who wouldn't be tempted by the 'delectable specimen' otherwise known as Bryce Clark. Poor Alexis did not stand a chance.
 
When Alexis, an apparently happily married mum returns to work, she definitely could never have anticipated what was ahead of her. What would you do if your hotter than hot, rich boss decided he wanted you and nothing and no one was going to stand in his way?
 
The sexual tension will have you constantly fanning yourself throughout the whole book. I can imagine a lot of stay at home mums will be contemplating returning to work after reading this, in the hopes of finding their own Bryce.
 
This was an amazing debut book by the very talented KM Golland and I can't wait to read the next steamy instalment in the Temptation series.

~ Review by Kylie



I am an author. I am married. I am a mother of two adorable little people. I’m a bookworm, craftworm, movieworm, and sportsworm. I’m also a self-confessed shop-aholic, tea-aholic, car-aholic, and choc-aholic.

Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, KM Golland studied law and worked as a conveyancer before putting her career on hold to raise her children, She then traded her legal work for her love of writing and found her dream career.

Blog Tour - Used by Lynetta Halat




 
Title: Used
Series: Unlovable #1
Author: Lynetta Halat
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: January 19, 2014
 

 
I am a slut. No worries. I've come to terms with it, and you will too. I’m not one of those girls who thinks she’s too plain, too fat, too skinny, too shy … no, I don’t have that kind of luck. I’m the girl who knows she’s just right for everyone. — Denver

A reputation as a manwhore–with–a–heart–of–gold tends to precede me. But, I don’t do girls with issues, that is until this girl. It's this girl I want to fix. This girl I want to protect. And maybe … more. — Ransom

Being in love with the same girl your entire life isn't all it's cracked up to be. She uses me in every way imaginable. How does she see me? I am her perpetual one-night stand. No strings, no attachments. Just mind-numbing sex ... for her anyway. — Greer

Feeling like the life is being choked out of her in the small town of Anaconda, Montana, Denver Dempsey craves the escape that college offers … even if that means leaving her “best friend with benefits” and looking for a new way to forget. Thinking she's found the perfect hookup in Ransom, Denver's outlook on college is bright. That is, until Greer shows up looking for a second chance, and Ransom's interest turns to hatred.

Love. Hate. Triangle.

Who's using who?
 

 
 



****4 I’m Torn Hearts****


Friendship, Love, Sex, Slut, Whore, First Love, Lies, Betrayals, Cowboys, Pain, Hurt, Romance,  Self Worth and Love Triangles pretty much summed up USED by Lynetta Halat.

USED by Lynetta Halat left me feeling used and torn.  I rarely read books that have love triangles because of the angst and it always messes with my emotions. And usually the one I’m rooting for always gets the short end of the stick. I’m one of those readers that likes everyone to get their happily ever after. So when I decided to read USED, I will first say the blurb caught my attention and my curiosity was piqued especially as the heroine Denver Dempsey classified herself as a slut.    

What can I say about Denver Dempsey but I really feel bad for the girl. She has major mommy issues, toss in some daddy issues that has a major impact on her feeling unworthy of love and self-worth. Her life growing up was not pretty since her life involved a revolving door of new step dads. The only person who truly LOVES Denver is her childhood best friend, Greer Tanner. Personally, I believed that he loved her so much that it drove him to do anything in his power to just make her his. When Greer thought he could finally get Denver to love him back, John Ransom enters into the picture. Ransom was the top collegiate bull rider whom Denver couldn’t stay away from.  She was attracted to him and vice versa.  So who does Denver pick? Team Greer? Team Ransom?
 


My thoughts:

Used has left me feeling torn. I started out really loving Greer and wanted him to get Denver. I just wanted to shake Denver and say why can't you see and hear what Greer's been trying to get through to you. Then 65% into the book, I started to like Ransom. Ugh this is why I hate love triangles!!!! One thing is for sure, Denver is simply a HOT MESS!! Denver was the real problem for me... It just bugged me that she couldn't see her self worth and I really wanted her to see what Greer and Ransom have been trying to get through her. I know majority of the readers will favor Team Ransom especially towards the end. Personally, I do admit that with the new shocking revelation in the book, it has me leaning towards favoring Ransom but I still have hope in Greer. I will not excuse what Greer did but that letter just about killed me and I truly believe that he really really loves Denver and plus I have always been drawn to the best friend to lovers relationships.

Personally, I thought this book had too much rodeo stuff and I would have preferred if it wasn’t so prevalent. I can 100% say that I love the secondary characters Maggie and Austin. These two help relieved the angst and tension of the brewing love triangles between Denver, Greer, and Ransom.  

I really hope in FREED that redemption can be found for Greer and that Denver can finally find her self worth. I really hope that she can be finally free with all this negativity she has about herself. As for Ransom, I really do believe that he cares for Denver and who knew this bull rider was a little Alpha D!! I do see that he might be the one to help Denver. This is why I can't do love triangles...the angst and the guy that I always root for always ends up not getting the girl. So I'm hoping that in Freed, that Ms. Halat can shock her readers and maybe this time the guy I favor ends up getting the girl. Or maybe Denver doesn’t have to end up with either one. I truly believe that Denver needs to be able to love herself first before she can give her heart to either men.  

**There is a cliffhanger ending. Not a major cliffy but will have you wanting to know what Denver will decide.**

~ Review by Michelle
 

 


 
For as long as she can remember, Lynetta Halat has lived to read and has written countless stories and plays since she was a young girl. A teacher by day and an avid reader and closet writer by night, she has always dreamt of penning books that people could connect with and remember; and her first novel, Every Rose, is the perfect catalyst to launch her into the world of publishing. Her love of the English language prompted her to pursue a master's degree in English from Old Dominion University in Virginia. A self-proclaimed "Coast Girl," she lives in Mississippi with her adorable husband, two amazing sons, and two loveable dogs. She is currently at work on her second book.



 

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Blog Tour - Fixed On You by Laurelin Paige


 
 
Title: Fixed On You
Series: Fixed #1
Author: Laurelin Paige
Release Date: June 22, 2013

 
Stalking and restraining orders are a thing of Alayna Wither’s past. With her MBA newly in hand, she has her future figured out—move up at the nightclub she works at and stay away from any guy who might trigger her obsessive love disorder. A perfect plan.

But what Alayna didn’t figure on is Hudson Pierce, the new owner of the nightclub. He’s smart, rich, and gorgeous—the kind of guy Alayna knows to stay away from if she wants to keep her past tendencies in check. Except, Hudson’s fixed his sights on her. He wants her in his bed and makes no secret of it.

Avoiding him isn’t an option after he offers a business proposition she can’t turn down and she’s drawn further into his universe, unable to resist his gravitational pull. When she learns Hudson has a dark history of his own, she realizes too late that she’s fallen for the worst man she could possibly get involved with. Or maybe their less than ideal pasts give them an opportunity to heal each other and finally find the love their lives have been missing.
 

 
 


The Fixed Trilogy is also available in a box set
 
 
 


 
Laurelin Paige is the NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Fixed Trilogy. She's a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there's kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn't seem to complain, however. When she isn't reading or writing sexy stories, she's probably singing, watching Mad Men and the Walking Dead, or dreaming of Adam Levine.

 



 
 
 




Release Day Launch - East of Ecstasy by Laura Kaye


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East of Ecstasy

Title: East of Ecstasy
Series: Hearts of the Anemoi #4
Author: Laura Kaye
Release Date: April 22, 2014




The final chapter in the award-winning and bestselling Hearts of the Anemoi series…
 
She’s the only one who can give him the strength to save them all…
 
Annalise Fallston made peace with postponing her big-city dreams to care for her ill father, but lately she's been filled with a restlessness not even her beloved painting dispels. Worse, the colors don't speak to her as they always have, and all her efforts produce dark, foreboding images of a dangerous man and a terrifying future.
 
Devlin Eston, black-souled son of the evil Anemoi Eurus, is the only one who can thwart his father's plan to overthrow the Supreme God of Wind and Storms. But first, Dev must master the unstable powers he's been given. Distrusted and shunned by his own divine family, he never expected to find kindness and passion in the arms of a mortal.
 
But Devlin's love puts Annalise in the path of a catastrophic storm, and in the final Armageddon showdown between the Anemoi and Eurus, sacrifices will be made, hearts broken, and lives changed forever...or lost.
 

 
 



Catch up on the whole series with the Hearts of the Anemoi box set featuring the first three books: North of Need, West of Want, South of Surrender!

Anemoi Box Set

 
 


Note from Laura Kaye

You guys! I can’t believe release day for East of Ecstasy is finally here! This is the final book in my Hearts of the Anemoi series, which includes: North of Need, West of Want, and South of Surrender. The Anemoi were wind gods the Greek associated with controlling the wind, weather, and seasons. In East of Ecstasy, hero Devlin Eston is the heir to the East Wind which has long been associated with unluckiness, misfortune, and, thanks to Devlin’s father, even evil. Devlin himself has been the victim of father’s evil, and thereby finds himself an outcast among his own divine family. In this scene, heroine Annalise Fallston—who gets visions that she’s forced to paint in order to quiet them in her mind—sees Devlin for the first time. Here’s what she says:
 
Forcing the chaos in her mind away, Anna dipped her brush into the gray and stepped to the canvas. Motion captured her attention from the corner of her eye.
 
The Dark Man, the subject of her recent paintings, stood in the doorway and leaned against the jamb.
 
Anna jumped and her pulse raced, but this time, anger flooded in instead of fear. “I will deal with you on my own damn terms,” she said, taking a perverse amount of pleasure from putting a figment of her imagination in its place. Because that’s all he was.
 
He didn’t move or speak. Not that he could, since, you know. Figment.Of.Imagination.
 
Anna rolled her eyes, done with being scared and so pissed to have to do this again that she was nearly out of her mind. “I’m doing your damn painting already. So just leave me alone.” She cut her gaze back to the expanse of white, but the desire to see if his image would still be there if she looked again drove her to distraction.
 
Finally, she gave in and…he was still there.
 
Completely still.Blatantly scowling.Totally unfathomable.
 
Was this a vision? Another image she’d have to paint?
 
Her heart tripped into a sprint, and she couldn’t look away from him. Like the compulsion that forced her to paint these images, Anna couldn’t help but return his stare and memorize his masculine features. The sharp angles of his face, the harsh set of his mouth, the dark shadows around his even darker eyes. Black eyes. Blades of black hair hung low over his forehead and just touched the hooded shirt he wore under his short, scuffed leather jacket. He’d crossed his arms over his chest, and the position caused his biceps to bunch up under the worn leather. In fact, everything about him appeared worn—the coat, the threadbare jeans, the scuffed boots. None of it struck her as the kind of shabby chic you could buy in some upscale store for a small fortune, either. The whole effect was rough. Dangerous. Deprived.
 
Deprived? What a strange way of describing him. But as Anna’s gaze swept over him again, the thought stuck. For his height, he seemed thin, with his lean hips, clad in old black jeans, a trim waist, and pronounced cheekbones. Her fingers twitched around the nearly forgotten paintbrush. What would it feel like to cup that harsh face in her hand?
 
Anna gasped and tore her gaze away. She had to blink to pull herself out of the haze of thoughts. Frustration surged through her and tensed the muscles of her shoulders and neck. She didn’t want to be working on another of these paintings as it was, so the last thing she needed was to lose a bunch of time daydreaming. Or would it be daynightmaring?
 
As she stared at the blank canvas, the image of the shackled man behind the prison bars filled her mind’s eye.
 
Definitely the latter.
 
Curiosity pulled her eyes to the left again. The doorway was empty.  
 
So, did you have a favorite line from the excerpt?
 
Thanks for reading! Laura




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Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.