Monday, 30 June 2014

Release Day Blitz - Where I Belong by J Daniels




 
Title: Where I Belong
Series: Alabama Summer #1
Author: J Daniels
 Release Date: June 30, 2014
 

SYNOPSIS

When Mia Corelli returns to Alabama for a summer of fun with her childhood best friend, Tessa, there's only one thing keeping her on edge. One person that she’d do anything to avoid.

Benjamin Kelly. World’s biggest dickhead.

Mia hates him with a fury and has no desire to ever see him again. When she decides to start her summer off with a bang and finally give away her v-card, she unknowingly hands it over to the one guy that excelled at making her life miserable, learning a valuable lesson in the process.

Always get the name of the guy you’re going home with.

Ben can’t get the girl he spent one night with out of his head. When she leaves him the next morning, he thinks he’ll never see her again. Until he sees her lounging by the pool with his sister.

Mia is determined to hate Ben, even though she can’t forget him.

Ben is determined to prove he’s not the same guy he used to be.

What happens when the one person you wish never existed becomes the one person you can’t imagine being without?

 

 
 
 
 
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You know, I've never wanted to be pulled over and frisked until I read this book and met Officer Benjamin Kelly. Now I can't help but think a road trip to Alabama might be in order...on the off-chance that Ben (or even Luke) might be on duty. Men in uniforms. Yummy. Am I right?? 
 
Mia Corelli has grown-up a lot since she was last in Alabama. She's shed some weight, lost her glasses and is virtually unrecognizable. That would explain how she ended up going home with the one man she hoped to avoid during her summer vacation - her bestie's big bro, Ben. Ben Kelly can't keep his mind off the gorgeous woman that rocked his world and then left without giving him her name. He's happily floored when he finds her again by the pool at his parent's house. But Mia wants nothing to do with Ben, not after the torment he put her through when they were kids. Ben is desperate to change her mind. Mia is determined to hate him forever. Who will win?
 
First of all, let me say that I was incredibly lucky to get to beta-read this book, because J. Daniels is a friend of mine. I loved it in it's early stages and I adore it now. Where I Belong is a funny, sexy and very sweet summer read, that hits all the right notes. Mia and Ben had excellent chemistry and I was rooting for them from a get-go. Ben is an awesome mix of kind, gentle and alpha. There's none of that asshole alpha personality that we see so often, and that's the way I like my heroes. The secondary characters - particularly the delightfully dirty-minded Tessa - gave the story extra punch and laughs. There's a couple of extra things that I'd love to tell you about but are better left unsaid - I'd hate to spoil it. I clicked through page after page, desperate to keep reading - even though I had read it before. Now I'm done and I'm a little disappointed. I have to wait for the next book? How unfair is that? Until then, I guess I'll just plan my visit to 'Bama. And think of ways to get frisked by a hot man in uniform. 
 
Where I Belong is the first book in the Alabama Summer Series and can be read as a standalone, no cliffhanger.
 
~ Review by Beth
 
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J. Daniels was born and raised in Maryland.
 
After putting her kids to bed, she escapes into her cheeky world where some of her characters kiss, and some of them do a lot more than kiss.

She is an avid reader and enjoys everything from unconventional romance to fantasy novels.
 
 
 
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Saturday, 28 June 2014

Release Blitz - What Doesn't Destroy Us by M N Forgy

 
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Title: What Doesn't Destroy Us
Series: The Devil's Dust #1
Author: M.N. Forgy
Release Date: June 27, 2014
 
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When Dani's sheltered life is turned upside down by her mother's secrets, she finds protection with her estranged outlaw father. Against all warnings, she falls for bad boy biker, Shadow. He is beast and beauty sealed in a leather cut with a gun holster. Can Dani learn to live within the Club rules? Is she more like her father than she could imagine?

Shadow has grown up among drug addicts, whores and murderers. The only family he's ever trusted has been the Devil's Dust motorcycle club. He will do anything for a brother; even kill. In fact, killing is so easy, he's made a career of it. His one regret is not being able to kill his own worthless mother. When Dani shows up with her provocative temper and innocent charm, Shadow begins to question his violent lifestyle. But can he trust her with his demons?

Sex.

Blood.

Betrayal.

Will Dani and Shadow let family ties destroy them?
 
 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


2014 has been an amazing year for debut authors, What Doesn't Destroy us by M.N. Forgy is this author's first book, and what a book it is. With so many biker books out there right now it's really hard to find one that's original and holds my attention. This one sucked me in right from the first chapter.

Dani and her mother are on the run from her mother's crazy ex. They look for safe haven in the protection of the Devil's Dust MC. Dani is immediately taken with the club's sergeant-at-arms, Shadow. 

Shadow's not a good guy, he knows he's definitely good enough for young and innocent Dani. Plus she's the daughter of the pres and that makes her hands off automatically. But the pull between these two is too intense to deny. With both of their pasts being unleashed, can this relationship even get off the ground?

This book had a crazy good story line and an ending that left me reeling. Seriously, my God! Way to leave a chick hanging. I'm very impressed with Forgy's debut and am officially a fan. Secrets, lies, action, suspense and hot and sexy love scenes make this one a winner in my book. Looking forward to the next one because I need some damn answers!
 
~ Review by Erin
 
 





Oh my goodness, I NEED the next book NOW! That ending, I didn't see coming at all and was totally surprised and shocked. I liked that this book was a fast read, meaning page turner. I couldn't put it down and that’s always a plus for me when it comes to a book.

What Doesn’t Destroy Us is M.N. Forgy’s first book and it was GOOD. Honestly I didn't know who she was or that she was a new author until I looked on Goodreads. You never would have guessed that this story is her first. I have a huge thing for MC’s so I just had to read this book and I’m glad I did. I look forward to the next book.

~ Review by Keisha







 
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M.N. Forgy was raised in Missouri where she still lives with her family. She's a soccer mom by day and a saucy writer by night. M.N. Forgy started writing at a young age but never took it seriously until years later, as a stay-at-home mom, she opened her laptop and started writing again. As a role model for her children, she felt she couldn't live with the "what if" anymore and finally took a chance on her character's story. So, with her glass of wine in hand and a stray Barbie sharing her seat, she continues to create and please her fans.
 
 
 
 
   





 
 
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Blog Tour - Talk To Me / Just Listen by Clare James

 
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Talk to Me (Public Lives, #1)
Release Date: June 9, 2014
 
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*Caution: This story contains explicit sex scenes with an alpha hockey player … who gives an entirely new meaning to the term Body Checking.*

Finn Daley took the world by storm two years ago when he was drafted by the NHL. The young, handsome, high-scoring player quickly became a fan favorite. He had everything going for him: fame, fortune, a promising career, and his pick of women. But when he made an abrupt exit from the NHL last spring, everything changed and he’s been in hiding ever since.

Casey Scott plans to find out why.

After interning for free all summer at the top television station in the Twin Cities, Casey lands an on-air gig. Trouble is, the new role is Sports Girl—which means reporting from local bars and tailgating parties to create excitement for the hometown heroes. All while wearing tiny team jerseys that are so tight they leave little to the imagination.

But she has a plan. Uncover the biggest sports mystery of the decade, and she’ll be on her way. Question is, how far will she go to get the story?  
 
 
 

Clare James hit my radar a few months ago with her steamy book, Dirty Little Lies, which I loved, loved, loved! Naturally, I wanted to read Talk to Me. I do love me a good sports romance! 

Casey Scott is trying to make a name for herself in the newsroom. She's sick of being just a pretty face with tits and ass. When she spies ex hockey player, Finn Daley sneaking into the arena, she knows if she can get to the bottom of his abrupt retirement she'll hit pay dirt. 

Finn has been living his hockey free life in solitude. He's left the sport for a reason and it's a reason he's not disclosing to anyone especially a reporter looking for her big break.

What begins as a friendship between this unlikely pair, soon turns to flirtation. Casey knows she's on to the biggest story of her career. Will her feelings win out or will she betray the man who's begun to mean much more to her?

Serials seem to be the "IN" thing right now, much to the chagrin of some readers. Of course you know pretty much from the get go you're going to be left hanging until the next book comes out. On the bright side book 2 is out very shortly and it's not going to be a long wait. Let me tell you, not only did the author leave her readers hanging, but her characters as well! I LOVED the way this story was written and I'm anticipating the next book in a very big way! Holy motherloving cliffhanger!
 
~ Review by Erin
 
 
 
 
 
Just Listen (Public Lives, #2)
Release Date: June 23, 2014
 
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*Caution: Just Listen contains explicit sex scenes between an alpha hockey player trying to begin a new life and an ambitious reporter who will do just about anything to get her story … Conflict of Interest doesn’t even begin to describe the trouble these two get into.*

Aspiring reporter Casey Scott knows it was unethical to get involved with retired hockey star, Finn Daley, but she did it anyway. Happily. She also knows that she should tell him about her assignment, but she can’t seem to do it. No matter how many times she tries. With Finn, Casey experiences intimacy, pleasure, pain, comfort, and a strange sort of stability. Things she’s not yet willing to give up.

But when she finally uncovers his secret, the decision she has to make is harder than she ever imagined.

For Finn, his past, present, and future are colliding. And when he discovers the truth about the woman he’s grown to love, and the one he let get away, his world comes shattering down around him. With everything on the line, there’s only one person who can help. But is it too late?

Just Listen is the gripping conclusion of Finn and Casey’s story that began in Talk to Me.




Thank goodness I didn't have to wait a long time for the conclusion to this story! Clare really left me hanging at the end of Talk to Me. 

Just Listen picks off where the first novella left off, so yes, you definitely have to read the first one so you know what's going on. I really loved the way the first story was set up with Finn being interviewed by a talk show host. Book 2 is done in the same style except we get Casey and Finn being interviewed in the beginning of the chapters.

This was a fun yet somewhat predictable book. While I did enjoy it, I kind of felt like the ending was a tad rushed. It's totally unique in the way it's set up and I love the hockey terminology, I learned quite a few new things. I guess I was just expecting more oomph. I needed more from these characters I had formed an attachment to. I  would love see some sort of spin-off involving Zack, Casey's brother.

Just Listen is the second and final installment in the Public Lives series and cannot be read as a standalone.
 
~ Review by Erin
 
 
 

 
#1 Talk To Me
 


#2 Just Listen

 
 

 
 
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Clare James is the author of steamy contemporary romance and new adult novels: BEFORE YOU GO, MORE and DIRTY LITTLE LIES. A former dancer, Clare still loves to get her groove on—mostly to work off her beloved cupcakes and red wine. A fan of spunky women, gorgeous guys, and super-hot romance, Clare spends most of her time lost in books. She lives in Minneapolis with her two leading men—her husband and young son—and loves to hear from her fans.




 
 
 

 

Friday, 27 June 2014

Blog Tour - Five Ways To Fall by K A Tucker


 
 
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Title: Five Ways to Fall
Series: Ten Tiny Breaths #4
Author: K A Tucker
Release Date: June 24, 2014

 
 
Purple-haired, sharp-tongued Reese MacKay knows all about making the wrong choice; she’s made plenty of them in her twenty-odd-years. So when her impulsive, short-lived marriage ends in heartbreak, she decides it’s time for a change. She moves to Miami with the intention of hitting reset on her irresponsible life, and she does quite well…aside from an epically humiliating one-night stand in Cancun with a hot blond bouncer named Ben. Thank God she can get on a plane and leave that mistake behind her.

Football scholarship and frat parties with hot chicks? Part of charmer Ben Morris’s plan. Blown knee that kills any hope of a professional football career? So not part of the plan. Luckily Ben has brains to go with his knockout looks and magnetism. After three long years of balancing law school with his job as a bouncer at Penny’s Palace, he’s ready to lead a more mature life—until his first day of work, when he finds himself in the office of that crazy, hot chick he met in Cancun. The one he hasn’t stopped thinking about.

If Ben truly were a smart guy, he’d stay clear of Reese. She’s the boss’s stepdaughter and it’s been made very clear that office romances are grounds for dismissal. Plus, rumor has it she’s trouble. The only problem is, he likes trouble, especially when it’s so good-looking…

 
 
 
 






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This was a sweet, cute book and the first one I have read by K.A. Tucker and it won't be the last.

We get to know Reese, a crazy, I won't take crap from you, misunderstood girl that has experienced a lot in her young life and because of that, has to keep her walls up around her heart so she doesn't keep getting hurt. One thing I loved about Reese is that she was not afraid to be herself. Despite everyone else wanting her to be someone else, she was true to herself.
 
Ben, oh Ben...he really is a character, he's funny, sweet, sexy and a momma's boy all the way and is not ashamed to say it. Ben also has commitment issues and because of that he goes through woman like water. That is until he sees Reese again and from there on it's Game On to get to know the real "Reese". The bantering between both of them is funny, cute, sexy, passionate and oh so swoon worthy. We do have Jared, Reese's ex, that keeps showing up messing with Reese's head, making it hard for Reese to move on with her life. Ben is there for her though and he does everything in his power to help her move forward!
 
I couldn't put this book down once I started reading it because I had to know what was going to happen. You won't regret reading this book!
 
~ Review by Kara
 
 
 
Five Ways to Fall was a sweet, charming read. This was my first book by K.A. Tucker and I had no idea it was part of a series. I now look forward to reading all the other books.
 
Five Ways to Fall introduced us to Reese; a sarcastic, crazy, tell it how it is girl and Ben; the manwhore, who won’t commit. Through some laughable moments they found each other stuck in one another’s lives.
 
This was a compelling read that I couldn’t put down because I just had to know what was going to happen next. If you are looking for a delightful, light-hearted, fun read, pick up this book.

~ Review by Tiffany



 
 

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Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She is a voracious reader and the farthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit. Kathleen currently resides in a quaint small town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.
 

 

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