Saturday, 31 May 2014

Blog Tour - Protecting Lyndley by Amanda Bennett



 
 
Title: Protecting Lyndley
Series: US Marshal Series #1
Author: Amanda Bennett
Release Date: May 29, 2014
 

 
My name is Lyndley, or Sarah I suppose, depending on who you ask. My once amazing dream of a life had all been taken away from me one tragic night. A night that I wouldn’t soon forget. I knew my job was a dangerous one, but it never crossed my mind that one day it could all just disappear right before my eyes. Now I was trapped in a never-ending nightmare and living a life that was no longer my own. At least I wasn’t completely alone, but Ky Wakely was the kind of man that made you wish you were. Sure he was easy on the eyes, but everything else about that man drove me utterly insane. I suppose every dream comes with a price, but when it’s your life, was it a price I was willing to pay?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lyndley was just a lawyer working one of the biggest cases she'll ever get, taking down the Nelson brothers. The Nelson brothers are the two biggest crime lords of Chicago so just taking on the case was a big possibly lifethreatening deal. She soon found out that she'd be leaving her family and friends behind by faking her death in the hope of keeping her life safe. Little did she know her life may never be safe while the two men she was trying to take down walked the earth.

Ky Wakely, the hotshot U.S. Marshal who was assigned to protect Lyndley. He was on the verge of being an alcholic because he just couldn't deal with his past. He was a dick throughout a good portion of the book but it's understandable. He didn't want to get close to Lyndley and even then he figured he couldn't because she was just a job. But playing fake husband and wife may have been just what these two random people needed.

With near death expericences, being on the run, crazy plans, and fake deaths this story was a page turner filled with suspenseful heart racing action and romance. I was on the edge of my seat chewing my fingernails for most of the book. Can't wait to read the next in the series.

~ Review by Keisha

 
 
 
Protecting Lyndley was a sweet, romantic read. It had quite a few twists and turns that left you in suspense and wanting to know what was going to happen. Watching your best friend get murdered in front of you and then leaving your life without any good-byes would be extremely hard for anyone. The emotions one would feel would run the gamut and Lyndley wasn’t any different. Through fear, she learned to trust and eventually love. My only complaint was that I didn’t feel like the relationship between Lyndley and Ky was explained enough. At times, it felt like a day had passed when it was actually weeks or months. Overall, it was a pleasant read and I look forward to Ruger’s story.
 

~ Review by Tiffany
 

 
 
 

Amanda currently lives in Utah with her many men (her husband, two little boys, and two dogs). She is an avid San Francisco 49ers and Dexter fan. In high school she developed a love for writing and storytelling, and in the past couple years has made it her passion as she just released her ninth book. 
 
 
 
 

Friday, 30 May 2014

Release Blitz - Life After Taylah by Bella Jewel


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Title: Life After Taylah
Author: Bella Jewel
Release Date: May 26, 2014
 
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My mother's name is Taylah, and once, a very long time ago, she was my best friend - she was everything I wanted to be.

Until the night she disappeared.

Ten years on and my life, my families lives and the world around us has never been the same again.
How can it be when you are left not knowing?

No leads. No connections. Nothing. Just pure emptiness.

My dancing is the only way I can separate myself from the pain that lies in my home, in my father's eyes and in my brother's spirit. They need me and I'll fight with everything I am to be there for them, but who will be there for me?

Then I meet Nate.

Champion Motocross racer and everything my father doesn't want for me. He's forbidden, he's beautiful, and he's carrying a bundle of his own secrets.

When I step into his world, there is no turning back.

He will consume me.

He will teach me how to breathe again.

He will put a tiny piece of my broken heart, back together.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bella Jewel’s Best Book Yet!!!!
 
If you ask me for one word to describe Life After Taylah it would be ‘REAL’. Real characters, real life situations and thought provoking, real emotions. This book deals with extremely emotional topics such as a family member disappearing without a trace, infidelity and alcohol and drug abuse and how all of these issues impact on the loved ones closest to them. Although this book is fictional, the heartbreak and repercussions of these events are so expertly detailed it is evident that Bella has written this from personal experience (not her own but experiences of people very close to her heart, as detailed in her author note).

Life After Taylah is a journey you must experience, not just a book to be read. It will make you question your morals and reassess everything you believed was right or wrong. Bella Jewel has mastered yet another genre and proven that her talent knows no bounds.
 
~ Review by Kylie
 
 
 
 
 
Bella Jewel knows how to write a book that sucks you in. Life After Taylah was no exception. I honestly wasn't quite sure what to expect the entire time I was reading this book. The blurb is definitely intriguing and as soon as I read it I knew this one had to go in my TBR pile.

What we get is a multifaceted story of mystery, heartbreak and love. Real life sprinkled throughout fiction. If you read the author's note from Bella, you know parts of this book she personally experienced which gives an edge to this story since it was something she lived.

Life After Taylah is Ms. Jewel's most evocative novel to date. It makes you think, it makes you feel and it makes you question people's life choices. Sometimes out of personal tragedy comes beauty. Keep the tissues on hand, this one really got to me.
 
~ Review by Erin
 

 
 
 

“Life throws you curveballs all the time, but it’s how you catch them that determines how your life is going to go.”


Talk about an emotional roller-coaster! This book had me smiling, laughing, and ugly crying! Avery has gone through more things in her life than any person should have to endure. When her mother just disappeared one day her life forever changed. She has a fiancé out of convenience, no real relationship with her father, and her brother is heavy into drug use. She is not really living; just surviving. That is until she meets Nate. Nate offers her a friendship that allows her to feel again.

Bella’s writing allows you to feel all the emotions that Avery finally allows herself to feel. I was so invested in Avery’s story and I felt every heart wrenching moment she went through, that it was almost like I went through it myself. The only thing left to say is READ THIS BOOK!
~ Review by Tiffany
 
 
 
 
 
Bella Jewel
 
Bella Jewel is an Aussie girl through and through. She spent her life in Western Australia, growing up in many different areas of the state. She now currently lives in Perth with her husband, children and mass amounts of pets. She's crazy, fun, outgoing and friendly. Writing is her passion, she started at the young age of 18 but finally got the courage up to publish, and her first novel Hell's Knights was released in August 2013.

 
 


 

Blog Tour - Hidden Treasure by Melody Anne



Title: Hidden Treasure
Series: Billionaire Bachelors #9
Author: Melody Anne
Release Date: May 19, 2014


The second book in the Lost Anderson series is here, and it comes to you with a kicking and screaming heiress. 

Brielle Storm inherits a dilapidated ranch in the wilds of Montana and she isn’t happy about her situation in the least. She may be moving to her new home, and she may be planning on doing whatever it takes to make her billionaire father happy, but she certainly won’t be doing it with a smile on her face.

No. Brielle plans on coming to Montana, hiring some ranch hand to do all the work, and then getting out of there before the first winter snow has a chance to hit.

Montana isn’t a state that offers predictable weather and Brielle is going to find out that the land isn’t the only thing she has to fear.

When her hotter than any city boy ever dreams of being, cowboy neighbor shows up on her doorstep, Brielle decides that maybe Montana isn’t so bad after-all.

That is until he laughs openly at her city girl ways. Then, she has something to prove…







You know what's great? Billionaires. Know what else is great? Cowboys. Bring them together and oooooh, I'm drooling! Sounds like a winning combination, am I right? So, here I am, back in Big Sky Country - Montana, for those of you that haven't been Googling cowboys like me - for Hidden Treasure and I can't say I'm too sad about that. Time to break out my best country slang and twang. Y'all with me? 
 
Brielle Storm grew-up moneyed. Her father is incredibly wealthy and she's happy to play the disinterested, bitchy, spoiled princess. But when her father unexpectedly decides to disinherit Brielle, she finds herself in the middle of nowhere - on a failing ranch in Montana, to be precise. She knows nothing about ranching but she's determined to meet her father's requirements and get her inheritance reinstated as quickly as possible...until Colt. Colt Westbrook had his eyes on the land at the Ponderosa Pines Ranch and he was not happy when it was sold to Richard Storm and given to Brielle to run. Determined to add the acres to his own wealthy ranch, Colt starts his campaign to get Brielle to sell to him as soon as possible. Allowing her to believe he's just a ranch hand is just step one. But Brielle isn't what he expected, nor is she what she seems. Underneath her city girl exterior is a heart and a brain that's making him forget about the land and his bachelor ways. But what will happen when Brielle finds out who Colt really is and what he really wants?
 
I really wanted to love this book. The blurb had me intrigued and the prologue was an awesome start. I loved the concept of the rich girl having to earn back her trust fund, and the fish-out-of-water storyline had great potential. Unfortunately, for the first half of the book Brielle was too bitchy, too arrogant, too spoiled and I couldn't connect with her. I would have liked more quiet moments from her and for her past to have been revealed earlier in story. By the time it was revealed it was almost too late for me to like her. I did warm to Brielle as the story progressed but, after such a rocky start, I was never truly invested in her story. However, there were a few hidden treasures in Hidden Treasure. Tony, Hawk and the three match-making old biddies from the town were fun and brought some humour to the story. The visit with Brielle's father was lovely. And Colt. Colt frustrated me a bit early on - much like Brielle, actually - but I enjoyed watching him realize his need for Brielle and his willingness to let go of his plans to grasp a different future. There are earlier books in this series and, although they aren't required reading, I can't help but think they would have helped me appreciate this story and the characters better. All in all, y'all, I'd say that this book was kinda sweet, kinda sexy and pretty fun - and I'm willing to take another trip to Montana. 
 
Hidden Treasure is the ninth book in the Billionaire Bachelor series and the second book in it's soon-off, The Lost Andersons series. It can be read as a standalone, no cliffhanger.
 
~ Review by Beth
 
 



“I hate it here!” she shrieked, feeling like a fool but not caring. She hadn’t been at the ranch for five minutes and already her world was crumbling. “Spiders, cobwebs, rocks, dirt, grime, and who knows what else! Lions and tigers and bears…”
 
Her angry tears soon stopped, but Brielle was still in a foul mood as she sat there trying to breathe normally. After a few moments, she pulled herself together. Wasn’t she better than this? When she heard the crunch of footsteps behind her, she grimaced, not wanting to deal with anyone or anything else right then.
 
Whipping her head around, she got ready to tell whoever it was to go away when her tongue got stuck on the roof of her mouth. When the person who’d invaded her privacy spoke, she felt even more disoriented.
 
“May I help you?”
 
Brielle couldn’t seem to find her voice. Since she was still sitting on the ground, the man standing before her was so tall, he seemed to block out the sun. His boots looked old, his jeans dusty — like that truck — and the shirt plastered to his chest had seen better days. Brielle tilted her neck all the way back to examine his face, which was shadowed by the brim of his faded cowboy hat.
 
“Are you real?” she asked.
 
When his lips tilted up in a sardonic smile, she thought for a moment that she might be fantasizing. No, not likely. Where she was from, girls never fantasized about cowboys — she preferred a man in a suit. Still, she had to admit, if only to herself, that the guy towering over her was one hell of a hot piece of man candy.
 
And then he spoke again. “You must be Brielle Storm. I’m Colt Westbrook.”




Melody Anne is the author of the popular series, Billionaire Bachelors, and Baby for the Billionaire. She also has a Young Adult Series out; Midnight Fire and Midnight Moon - Rise of the Dark Angel. She's been writing for years and published in 2011. She hold a bachelors degree in business, so she loves to write about strong, powerful, businessmen.

When Melody isn't writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and pets. She lives in a small town that she loves, and is involved in many community projects.

See Melody's Website at: www.melodyanne.com. She makes it a point to respond to all her fans. You can also join her on facebook at: www.facebook.com/authormelodyanne, or at twitter: @authmelodyanne.

 

Cover Reveal - Greetings From Sugartown by Carmen Jenner


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Title: Greetings From Sugartown
Series: Sugartown #2.5
Author: Carmen Jenner
Release Date: August 2014
Cover Designer: Cover It! Designs
 
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Life in Sugartown hasn’t always been easy, not for an ex-con like Elijah, and certainly not for Ana, who grew up desperate for a way out.
 
Meeting Elijah changed all that; Elijah changed a lot of things.
 
You’d think that after three years together and the worst behind them that life would be a walk in the park, but Sugartown’s sexiest couple may be about to face their biggest obstacles yet.
 
Between failed marriage proposals, a trampy ex-lover and a tempting new biker, Sugartown is suddenly not so sweet.
 
They’re head-over-heels in love. It should be simple—but it rarely is.
 
Will they make it down the aisle to the happy ever after they deserve? Or are some relationships just destined to fail?




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Carmen Jenner is a thirty-something, USA TODAY Best Selling Author, doctor, pilot and CIA agent. She's also a compulsive, flagrant prevaricator who gets to make things up for a living. While Sugartown may not technically exist, Carmen grew up in a small Australian town just like it, and just like her characters, she always longed for something more. They didn't have an Elijah Cade, though. If they did, you can be sure she would have never left.  
 
 


 
 



Cover Reveal - Cowboy Dreams by Kasey Millstead


 
Title: Cowboy Dreams
Series: Down Under Cowboy #3
Author: Kasey Millstead
Cover Design: Cover It Designs
 Release Date: June 2014 

My decision for moving from Sydney, NSW, to Pine Creek NT, was purely selfish...to begin with.

My best friend, Edie, had gone off on an adventure to find herself, and instead she'd found the love of her life. Not wanting to be left behind, I decided to follow her. I made this choice for a few reasons. First, I didn't want to be without my best friend. Second, I'd slept with my boss, and trust me, once that happens, shit just gets awkward! And third, on a visit with Edie, I'd met a man.

Clay Forde.

A hunk of Aussie, crocodile egg collecting, cowboy, badass, hotness.

We had a one-night stand...and then another one when I visited again.

Then, I found out I was pregnant.

So now, moving to the Northern Territory wasn't just about me escaping the awkwardness at work, or tagging along with my best friend. It was about developing a relationship with a man I hardly knew, who I was about to have a baby with.

I'm loathe to admit it, but I'm scared and I'm nervous. But most of all, I'm petrified he's going to reject me. Because even though our "relationship" so far has been limited to two sexual encounters, I can't help the feelings that have taken root in my bones...feelings for Clay. And the worst part is, I don't even know if he feels an inkling of what I do.

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Cowboy Dreams (Down Under Cowboy Series) is the 3rd instalment of the #1 Bestselling series. Each book can be read as a stand alone as each of books is about interconnecting characters and they all have happy ever afters. However, the author recommends they be read in order to avoid spoilers.

 



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Kasey Millstead lives a quiet life in country New South Wales, Australia, with her husband and their four young children. She enjoys baking, singing (ridiculously out of tune) & spending time with friends and family. Kasey has always harboured a deep love for reading and writing, and she is now lucky enough to be living her dream of being an Author.