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Friday, January 31, 2014

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway for Beautiful Addictions by Season Vining

Check out my review and author giveaway for Beautiful Addictions by Season Vining.  

Josie Banks is a girl without a past. After being found unconscious with no memory, she was shuffled in
and out of foster homes where she suffered years of abuse. An experience that left her broken, damaged,
and clinging to drugs and meaningless hook-ups to numb her pain.
When Josie disappeared years ago, she took a piece of Tristan with her. She’s the girl he thought he lost
forever—the one he’s never been able to forget. Now a twist of fate has brought them back together, and
he never wants to let her out of his inked arms again. But Tristan is haunted by a dark past of his own.
On the run from ruthless criminals that shattered Josie’s world years ago, reentering her life puts them
both in danger. As Josie and Tristan’s lives become tangled once again, they find themselves unwilling and unable to escape the relentless pull that draws them together. But will the past leave their love in ruins—or bind them together for a lifetime?

Beautiful AddictionsBeautiful Addictions by Season Vining
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4.25 - 4.50 stars.

ARC kindly provided in exchange for a fair and honest review. Spoiler free review.  Stand alone and  HEA.

I am not going to regurgitate the synopsis...but I will top-line my thoughts on Beautiful Addictions.   Season Vining hit the ground running with her first book. She is wickedly talented.  The way in which she described certain everyday things was quite poetic and found myself re reading lines -- just for the beauty of it.  BA is told from multiple POV’s and was a bit confusing and challenging to get into in the beginning.  I think once the back story unraveled I got really into it.  BA is filled with some crazy interconnected elements amongst the different characters.  Just when I thought I might have something figured out…I didn’t…and I liked that.  This wasn’t a cookie cutter type of second chance romance and exceeded my expectations. Great blend of romance, suspense, drama, twists and turns that kept my mind racing in the second half of this book.

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Season Vining is the author of Beautiful Addictions, a New Adult Romantic Suspense novel from St.
Martin’s Griffin. She received her three-book deal and agent representation as a result of attending the
2013 Jambalaya Writers’ Conference. She first gained attention for the book in Amazon’s Breakthrough
Novel Award in which the story was a Quarterfinalist. Season is a graphic designer by trade and adores
all form of art. She’s a fan of live music, vintage cars, and people who know the difference between their,
there, and they’re.

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

He can be my Kindle Fire...

Hmmmm.......decisions decisions.

Cover Reveal - Break by Amanda Stone

Check out the cover and synopsis for Break by Amanda Stone.  I love MMA fighter books and I have a feeling this is going to be a good one.

Break by USA Today Bestselling author Amanda Stone
A New Adult novel
Release Spring 2014
Cover Design by Sarah Hansen - Okay Creations

There are paths we take in life that lead us to where we are supposed to be—where we are meant to be all along. I didn’t know that my journey, which had been filled with so much pain and so much all-consuming rage, would lead me to her.
She is my salvation. My undoing. My reason for breaking…
Storm Messer has just graduated college. But instead of spending the summer traveling, like she had intended, she finds herself dumped by her boyfriend and working for her parents at their family’s prestigious restaurant.
Ryker Noakes had every intention of going away to college until he lost the one person who kept him grounded. Now five years later he finds himself spending his days working as a mechanic, and his nights working off his aggression over things he cannot change as an underground MMA fighter. Neither could have known that a chance meeting would spark up a friendship that would lead to an undeniable romance. But when they find out their pasts collide, it threatens to destroy any future they may have together.
Breaking isn’t always a bad thing. — As long as you have the right person to put you back together.

About Amanda:
Amanda Stone is the author of the USA Today Bestselling book, Breathe into Me. She was born and raised in the foothills of eastern Kentucky. She loves being from, and living in, this beautiful state so much that she decided to move to a small little town that is—no pun intended—called, Lovely.
Amanda is currently living out her, happily ever after, with her reformed bad boy hubby, their two wild little kidlets, and a house full of critters. (Technically, its two dogs and a cat, but if it was up to her husband, those numbers would be drastically larger.)

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Just Released - Beauty From Love (Beauty #3) by Georgia Cates

I have been waiting for Beauty From Love (Beauty #3) by Georgia Cates to release and it's LIVE!  I love this series.  Check out an excerpt and international giveaway for $50 USD Amazon Gift Card or Paypal cash.

Beauty From Love (Beauty, #3)
By Bestselling Author Georgia Cates

Released January 30, 2014
An Adult Contemporary Romance

The epic romance between an all-American beauty and her Aussie continues in this final installment of The Beauty Series.

Jack McLachlan is fulfilled by more than he dared to dream possible. He finds everything he never knew he wanted—or needed—in Laurelyn Prescott, his last and final companion. Life is beautiful with his beloved by his side but their post-wedded bliss is cut short when his dark past springs into their present happiness. He wants to shelter Laurelyn but keeping her untainted by his previous life proves impossible when  yesterday’s sins insist on returning to haunt him. Will it be possible for them to find happiness in their forever with a past like his?
Beauty From Love is an adult contemporary novel and is not intended for younger readers due to mature content.

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About the Author
Georgia resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent fourteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before she decided to pursue her dream of becoming an author and hasn’t looked back yet.
When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about writing. When she’s being domestic, she’s listening to her iPod and visualizing scenes for her current work in progress. Every story coming from her always has a song to inspire it.

(1) $50 USD Amazon Gift Card or Paypal cash – International

Excerpt/ Chapter Two
Jack Henry McLachlan

I once thought I didn’t want a wife and kids but it was because I hadn’t met the 
right person. Everything is different now—I’m married to the perfect woman and I 
can’t wait until she becomes the mother of my children.
I’m glad L asked me why I was anxious to begin our family. I’m not sure I 
would’ve ever been brave enough to volunteer that information. Fear. It’s not 
something a man likes to admit but that’s the beauty of my relationship with L. I 
can tell her anything.

She turns in my arms and kisses me between words. “You. Are. Amazing.”

“I’m glad you think so since it seems you’re stuck with me for the rest of our 

“Happily stuck by choice. There’s a difference.”

I watch the sun dance on her face as the palm trees above move in the breeze. 

A shorter strand of hair at her temple has escaped her grasp and I tuck it behind 
her ear. “Are you truly happy?”

“It isn’t possible for me to be
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Book Whore Code for Girls With Book Boyfriends

I have "insomnia"...what about you? #bookboyfriend #iamreading #bookwhore #upallnight.  Love my book boyfriends! 
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

NEW RELEASE GIVEAWAY on Kindle Crack Book Reviews on Facebook✿✿✿

✿✿✿NEW RELEASE GIVEAWAY – Would you like to win a copy of Song Of The Fireflies by J. A. Redmerski, Beauty From Love by Georgia Cates, Scarred Beautiful by Beth Michele Author or More Than Him by Jay Mclean - Author? I thought you might ツ. I read and loved all of them.✿✿✿

TWO WINNERS can pick one book of the books listed. 
★ LIKE & COMMENT on this FB post. Tell me your book choice! 
★ SHARE/TAG a friend every day! 
★TWO WINNERS will be randomly picked on 2/1 @5:00pm. eBooks will be sent via Amazon only. 

If you pick/win Song of The Fireflies it will be sent on 2/4 (release day)

*Facebook is in no way affiliated or responsible for this giveaway. I am responsible for this giveaway. 

Cover Reveal and Promo Giveaway- Time Will Tell (Maybe #3) - By Chantal Fernando

Check out the cover for Time Will Tell (Maybe #3) by Chantal Fernando.  This series has been on my TBR for far too long...and this cover just bumped it up.    Enter Chantal's eBook and gift card giveaway below.

Title: Time Will Tell (Maybe #3)
Author: Chantal Fernando
Release Date: September 2014
Hosted by: Forever Me Romance

Be spontaneous, they say.
That's how I ended up on the back of a stranger's bike.
A sexy, tall, tattooed stranger, but a stranger nonetheless.
How was I to know that a chance meeting with this man, Xander Kane, was going to change my life?

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SNEAK PEEK - Excerpt of Worth The Chance (Book #2) by Vi Keeland

Worth The Fight (Book #1) by Vi Keeland might be one of my favorite books of 2013! AbsoEffinglutely ❤ this MMA fighter series.  Here's a sneak peek at Worth The Chance (Book #2).  I love that this is a stand alone series (no cliffhanger to deal with). 

A New Adult/Adult Contemporary Romance
Releasing February 17th, 2014
Meet Liv Michaels
It may have been seven years, but I’d know him anywhere. Sure, he’s grown, filled out in all the right places, but his captivating blue eyes and cocky grin are exactly the way I remember. Even though I’d much rather forget.

Liv Michaels is almost there. She’s smart, determined and weeks away from landing the job she’s dreamed about for years. Time healed old wounds, even her broken heart from the devastation of being crushed by her first love.

Meet Vince Stone
Women love a fighter, especially a good one. Lucky for me, I’m damn good. But there’s one woman that isn’t interested. Not again, anyway. 

Vince ‘The Invincible’ Stone is every woman’s fantasy…strong, sexy, confident and completely in control. Growing up surrounded by chaos, he’s learned never to get too attached. Love will drag you down. He adores women, treats them well, puts their own needs before his own…for the night anyway. With the biggest fight of his life coming up, his focus should be on training.

When fate brings Vince & Liv back together again, there’s no denying the chemistry is still there. But can Vince erase the old scars their past left behind? Or will Liv hurt him instead?

You might also like Worth the Fight, Book #1 (Each book a standalone)

About the Author
Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn't change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work. She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting New York Times & USA Today Best Selling smut author by night!
Excerpt Liv’s POV 
Vinny slips on a pair of running shorts and reaches down to the 

floor, pulling up the panties I’m still searching for. “You looking for 

these?” He twirls my sad excuse for underwear around on his one 

finger with a devilish grin.

“Yes.” I reach out to grab them, but Vinny’s too quick. He folds 

them into one hand and hooks his arm around my waist, pulling me to 

him with the other.

“Stay. I’ll be back in less than two hours.”

“You want me to stay?”

Leaning down, his mouth close to my ear, he responds, “I want 

you in my bed waiting for me when I get back.” 

His words are kind, and I appreciate him offering them to me, but 

it’s not necessary. I’m a big girl, he doesn’t need to coddle me after a 

night of passion. “It’s okay.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Blog Tour - Review of Always You by Missy Johnson

I was thrilled when I was offered a graduate teaching position at the prestigious Tennerson Girls Academy. At twenty-three, this would be my first ‘real’ teaching assignment. Working at the elite boarding school, home to the daughters of some of the wealthiest people in the world, was a great opportunity that I would’ve been stupid to pass up.One week into my new job, and I suddenly had no idea why I chose high school…I was a seventeen year old boy once, I knew how teenage girls behaved. You can’t even imagine the hell of trying to teach thirty, hormonal driven seventeen year olds who have been cooped up, away from any male contact. I could handle the whispers every time I entered the room. I could even handle the obvious attempts at gaining my attention. What I couldn’t handle was her… Rich bitches and way too many rules. Was it any wonder that I hated school? Add to that the lack of male contact, and I was going insane. Like literally. I wasn’t used to this. A year ago I was normal. I had a boyfriend, friends and a loving family. There is nothing normal about me anymore, and nobody here lets me forget that. My name is Wrenn, and I’m only here because my aunt took me in after what happened, but my aunt also happens to be the headmistress of this academy…Can you see my problem? I’m hated for my lack of money, and I’m hated for who my Aunt is.
Then he arrived. Dalton Reed. My new history teacher.Slowly, he helped me see that even in the worst situations, there is always hope.

Review of Always You
Always YouAlways You by Missy Johnson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

ARC kindly provided in exchange for a fair and honest review. Spoiler free review. 4 stars.

I have read a number of teacher/student forbidden love stories… Why?  I don’t know.  I guess I like the whole taboo aspect of it all.  Some of my favorites include Slammed, Point of Retreat, Better, Good and Unteachable.  Always You definitely tackled the forbidden aspect without being steamy and had a slight YA feel to it.  What made this book stand out for me was the ending.  All along I thought Always You was going to have a sappy HEA.  At 89% of the way into this book I discovered I was dead wrong.  My heart went into my stomach for this young couple.  The secret issue/subject matter got pretty heavy and hit home for me. A close family friend (father and sons) had to deal with the same nightmare --- and I am familiar with it.
I liked the whole full circle/second chance aspect… but that ending.  The characters, dialogue and story line was pretty good.  I will definitely check out other books by Missy Johnson.

This review appears on,, Goodreads, Amazon and Twitter.


Missy lives in a small town in Central Victoria with her husband, and her confused pets (a dog who think she's a cat, a cat who thinks he's a get the picture). When she's not writing, she can usually be found looking for something to read.



Monday, January 20, 2014

Blog Tour - Review & Book Giveaway- Behind His Eyes (Consequences Book #1) by Aleatha Romig - 5 Stars

Check out my review and author giveaway for Behind His Eyes (Consequences). While reading Consequences (Book #1)…did you ever wonder what Tony was thinking?  How could you not! This companion series just released last week!

BEHIND HIS EYES—CONSEQUENCES is a reading companion, by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Aleatha Romig, recommended to be read after completing all three books of the CONSEQUENCES SERIES: Consequences, Truth, and Convicted. It is not a standalone book and should not be read as such.This companion was written to explore the thoughts and motivations of Anthony Rawlings, the man behind the consequences. It was not intended as a total rewrite of Consequences, but meant to enhance the reader’s understanding. BEHIND HIS EYES—CONSEQUENCES contains significant scenes from the novel Consequences, as experienced from Anthony’s point of view. It also contains never before published, behind the scenes information, as well as, a glossary of the characters, and a timeline devoted to the events within Consequences.

BEHIND HIS EYES—CONSEQUENCES is a dark journey into the mind of the man who believes that he controls everything and controls nothing. Because there is more to learn about a man who:
Once upon a time, signed a napkin that he knew was a contract. As an esteemed businessman, he forgot one very important rule—he forgot to read the fine print.

It wasn’t an acquisition to own another person as he’d previously assumed. 
It was an agreement to acquire a soul. It was a long and painful acquisition—
especially from Behind His Eyes!
—Aleatha Romig, CONVICTED

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Behind His Eyes - Consequences (Consequences, #4)Behind His Eyes - Consequences by Aleatha Romig
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

ARC kindly provided in exchange for a fair and honest review. 5 stars! This book is meant to be a companion book to the series.  I suggested reading the series in its entirety prior to reading this book.

While reading Consequences (Book #1)…did you ever wonder what Tony was thinking?  How could you not?!  Aleatha Romig hand picked critical scenes and chapters from Consequences (book #1) and retells them from Tony’s POV.  Romig dissects his thoughts with surgical precision.  I felt like I was reading a “diary” of a madman as Tony’s POV unravels in the same smooth manner as all of Romig's books.  Despite knowing what was going to happen from reading this series…his perspective added a new layer to this already chilling story.

This review appears on,, Goodreads, Amazon and Twitter.

Q & A with Aleatha
Q - Is this just a rewrite of Consequences from Tony’s POV?

A - No. BEHIND HIS EYES CONSEQUENCES is NOT a rewrite. It is a “reading companion”. I went through CONSEQUENCES and with the help of my betas; we decided upon significant scenes that if told from Tony’s POV would enlighten readers. I also added “behind the scenes” scenes to again enlighten
readers. CONSEQUENCES was told mostly from Claire’s POV. Therefore, conversations and things happened outside of her observation. This companion allows readers to witness some of these scenes.

Q - What are your plans after you release all of the BEHIND HIS EYES reading companions?

A - I want to write a new series. I don’t know for sure if it will be two books or more. I want to develop a
relationship with new characters and create new twists and turns. I have some notes and some ideas,
but I’ll be honest, Anthony Rawlings is not an easy character to let go. However, I believe it is time.
I’ve been asked if I’ll ever write more about them. My answer is “I don’t know.” I can’t say NEVER, but I
believe it is time to move on.

Two Prizes (one prize each)
-eBook Copy of Behind His Eyes - 2.99 value
-Paperback copy of Behind His Eyes - 9.98 value

Coming Soon... Behind His Eyes (Book #5 Truth ) & Behind His Eyes (Book #6 Convicted)

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