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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Just Released - Make Me Yours (Forever #1) and You Are Mine (Forever #2) by Alla Kar

I am a cover whore...I know this.  Make Me Yours (Forever #1) and You Are Mine (Forever #2) by Alla Kar look pretty freakin hot!  I haven't read anything by this author yet....but I plan to check these two new titles out.

Make Me Yours (Forever #1)
by Alla Kar

Summary from Goodreads:


This best describes Layla’s life. Ever since her father passed, she has stuck to his rules: Never get caught. Never get too close.

Layla’s game plan is simple, make all the extra cash she can, to make a living during college, hustling people at pool. If that means, flirting, and dressing sleazy, then so be it. It isn’t until she catches Taylor Jack’s eye that her shield is in terrible trouble of crumbling. The tattooed, bad boy, campus Fight Night champion, has his sights set on Layla, and isn’t about to give up.

After a weak moment, Layla leaves Taylor on top of his pool table half-naked and wanting her. Now it seems like she can’t shake him, he is everywhere she turns. But, when Layla hustles the wrong guy, her safety is threatened. She might have to take down her shield so Taylor can rescue her from herself.

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You Are Mine (Forever #2)
by Alla Kar

Summary from Goodreads:
From the Amazon Best-Selling author of MAKE ME YOURS comes the second installment to Layla and Taylor’s story – a sexy New Adult Romance about letting go of your past and embracing your future.


Layla’s hustling days have come to an end. With her being hospitalized after a deal gone wrong, she decides it’s better to leave that life behind her.

But, sometimes your past can come back to haunt you.

Her parent's killer is back and ready to finish his original job. Making Layla his next target. But, Layla refuses to back down and let him take her entire life away from her again. No matter the consequences.

Taylor’s life hasn’t been a bed of roses. His dad is an abusive alcoholic that finally landed himself in prison, and the best thing that has ever happened to him is Layla. She came with her own baggage, and Taylor refuses to let her go. Even if his life depends on it.

*This is the second book in a Trilogy of New Adult Novels. The last installment FOREVER YOURS will be out in late 2013.*


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Just Released - More Than Her (Book #2) by Jay McLean

 I love love love Jay McLean and her first book More Than This. Wow...I think this is the third time this week I professed my love for an Aussie writer!   Check out More Than Her (Book #2).  It just released and   I cant wait to read it..  Check out my review of book #1 

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"For every action there is an equal or opposite reaction."
For every choice you make there are rewards, 
or there are consequences.
It was my choice to walk away the first time.
And my choice to chase her the second.
But sometimes you don't get a choice, 
and all you get are the consequences.

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, 
while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
Unless that someone is Logan Matthews. 
Because loving him didn't give me 
the strength to walk away.
It didn't give me 
the courage to fight for him.
And when it was over, 
all it gave me was a broken heart.

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Author of Mature YA / New Adult contemporary novels, MORE THAN THIS and a soon to be released sequel, MORE THAN HER. I enjoy reading and writing books that make people laugh, cry and swoon for dreamy book boyfriends. When not doing either of those, I can be found looking after my two little boys, and trying to avoid house work at all costs.
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Just Released - Better (Too Good #2) by S. Walden Promo Giveaway

If you read Good (Too Good #1)... I'm assuming you have Better (Too Good Book #2) on auto download/pre order.  Well it finally hit eBook shelves today.  I was going crazy until I got my hands on Better.   This sexually charged teacher/student saga continues... with Cadence and Mr. Connelly headed straight for a reality check. Lucky me received an advanced review copy to devour. My review will follow with the blog tour I am participating in.   It's good...its better ; )  If you didn't read Good (Book #1) it's on sale for .99 Go one click them both now! Giveaway below.

Title: Better (Too Good #2)
Author: S. Walden
Expected Release: November 19, 2013
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Their relationship has been exposed, and now their lives are changed forever.

For Cadence Miller, the fast track to adulthood proves intimidating and frustrating. She’s a little girl lost—abandoned by her parents and uncertain of her future. She doesn’t think she “fits” anywhere. She’s eighteen. She wants to be older. And the result is both comical and heartbreaking.

Mark Connelly will do anything to provide Cadence a stable, loving home—to be her protector. But he’s just as broken and lost, and his heart won’t let go of his past so easily. He knows he must share his secret with Cadence. And he hopes his revelation won't tear them apart. He hopes it will draw them closer, and make their love better.


Good by S. Walden

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Good by S. Walden is current on is currently on sale for .99¢ on Amazon for a LIMITED TIME to help celebrate the release of Better!

S. Walden
S. Walden used to teach English before making the best decision of her life by becoming a full-time writer. She lives in Georgia with her very supportive husband who prefers physics textbooks over fiction and has a difficult time understanding why her characters must have personality flaws. She is wary of small children, so she has a Westie instead. Her dreams include raising chickens and owning and operating a beachside inn on the Gulf Coast (chickens included). When she's not writing, she's thinking about it.

She loves her fans and loves to hear from them. Email her at and follow her blog at where you can get up-to-date information on her current projects.

Twitter: @swaldenauthor

(Flashback) -Excerpt from Good
 His heart dropped when he watched her walk into the room. He ignored the snickers and whispers and followed her with his eyes as she walked to one of two remaining seats in his class. Both up front. She had no choice. She’d have to be close to him.

When realization dawned that he was the guy from Highway 28, the fear on her face was unmistakable. He felt no such fear. He felt extreme disappointment. And hopelessness.

And then, there was the matter of her orange jumpsuit. He didn’t know how to address it or if he even should address it. A large part of him said to leave it alone. She was clearly being bullied, and she thought she would try to turn the tables.

But she looked ridiculous. She had to know it. He wasn’t sure if she’d actually won or just thought she did. He tried for a gentle, non-confrontational approach.

“Cadence, you might wanna go change,” he said softly.

Her eyes went wide. He wasn’t sure why. And then it hit him. He said her name! Yes, he remembered her name. How could he ever forget that name? Cadence. Rhythmic. His song. His life. He decided that afternoon on the side of the road. She was his cadence. It was an alarming moment of clarity now muddled by the realization that she was his student. He thought God was playing another cruel joke on him.

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Release Day Giveaway - Lovely Vicious by Sara Wolf

Once in a while I love a good HS-aged drama....and Lovely Vicious by Sara Wolf is next on deck to read! Check out the synopsis and release day giveaway.

Title: Lovely Vicious
Author: Sara Wolf
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Seventeen-year-old Isis Blake hasn’t fallen in love in three years, nine weeks, and five days, and after what happened last time, she intends to keep it that way. Since then she’s lost eighty-five pounds, gotten four streaks of purple in her hair, and moved to the Buttcrack-of-Nowhere Ohio to help her mom escape a bad relationship. 

All the girls in her new school want one thing – Jack Hunter, the Ice Prince of East Summit High. Hot as an Armani ad, smart enough to get into Yale, and colder than the Arctic, Jack Hunter’s never gone out with anyone. Sure, people have seen him downtown with beautiful women, but he’s never given high school girls the time of day. Until Isis punches him in the face.

Jack’s met his match. Suddenly everything is a game.

The goal: Make the other beg for mercy. 

The game board: East Summit High.

The reward: Something neither of them expected.

**This book contains language, some of which may be unsuitable for younger readers. 

**This is the first book in the LOVELY VICIOUS series.


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Sara Wolf is the author of ARRANGED, a college-aged romance series centered on an arranged marriage. She’s currently working on her next New Adult romance series. She’s addicted to the Vampire Diaries, loves chocolate and romantic angst, and can’t get enough of damaged heroes.


“I paid the fee, if that’s what you’re here about,” Madison starts. Jack looks to her, smile flashing on for a moment.

“Let me talk to her. Give me one second.”

“Okay,” Madison giggles. He grabs my elbow and pulls me in the other direction.

“Is that how you kissed me?” I ask, nearly tripping as he pulls me along. “Golly gee, it looks kind of mildly fucking embarrassing! No wonder up my appointments - ”

“Whoa, I think you overestimate me, shitlord. Last time I checked all I did was be in the wrong place at the right time. I saw you and had to - ”

“Stalk me.”

“ - delicately approach you. In a sideways manner. From behind. Without being seen at all. For ten minutes.”

“Why are you even out? I thought you were sick.”

Monday, November 18, 2013

Blog Tour Review and Giveaway - Surrender to Me by Monica James

I love the Surrender series by Monica James. There is no doubt I will auto download the next book in this series.  Check out my spoiler free review, author giveaway and a special POV/excerpt from Jasper.  LOVE him.

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Title: Surrender To Me
Author: Monica James
Release Date: October 21, 2013
Genre: New Adult

Ava Thompson left the love of her life, Jasper White, to unearth her destiny. Even though the decision was the toughest of her life, it was the only way for Ava to grow into the woman she’s always wanted to become.

Sadly, that destiny has led her back to the place that broke her.


And more importantly, it has led her back to the man who broke her.


But Ava is no longer the scared, lost girl she once was. Ava is stronger, and she will not allow her past, taint her future. 

Six months later, Ava travels back to Los Angeles for an event that embraces the true meaning of love. Sadly for Ava, her meaning of true love has been lost.

And that’s because of one life changing event that has altered her life forever.

Los Angeles is not how Ava left it. Things have changed. People have changed. She has changed. But what has remained untouched is her passionate love for Jasper White.

But does Jasper feel the same?

Surrender to Me (I Surrender, #2)Surrender to Me by Monica  James
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Spoiler-free review. Slight cliff hanger. I highly recommend reading book I Surrender (Book #1) prior reading Surrender to Me (Book #2).  4.5 stars.

Where are all of these amazing new book releases coming from lately?  Down under! I love Aussie writer Monica James and her Surrender series.
Surrender to Me (Surrender Book #2)is my favorite book out of the two.  I am going to remain spoiler free here and top line my review.  Surrender to Me picks up right where book one left off.  Ava is in Singapore with Harper and they are engaged.  She is still hopelessly in love with Jasper and still devastated about how things ended.  Ava and Harper have to make a trip back to LA for V’s wedding.   Ava has no idea that Jasper will be at the wedding.  Ava also doesn’t have a clue about Harper’s “other” life. That’s all I can say without giving this story away.

I devoured this book in one day.   There was no way I could put this book down. Book #1 had a monster cliff hanger…so you could imagine how I couldn’t wait to download this book.  It was worth the wait.  Surrender to Me is one hell of a roller coaster ride full of emotional twists and turns.  There were times I wanted to smack Ava for being na├»ve…just sayin.  I think Harper is on my list of sinister douche bag boyfriends of all time.  WOW…I didn’t see where this book was going at all!!!  I do have one little criticism/suggestion. Albeit small...but worth noting.  Some of the dialogue needs to be “Americanized”.  I love “Aussie-isms” but just had to throw it out there since characters are Cali natives.  *SIDE NOTE – Monica James – I am happy to help you with this.* This book ended with a slight cliffy and can’t wait to see where this story is going. I will auto-download book three.

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Monica James spent her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson. Listening to the likes of Elvis to Fiona Apple and everything in between has been her inspirational tool to write. Her varied musical and literary tastes have shaped her into the writer she has become. Monica partook in extra Literature and Writing studies in High School. She studied a Bachelor of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at La Trobe University Victoria, Australia, majoring in Philosophy and Cinema Studies for three years. When she is not writing she is running her own business, but always finds a balance between the two. Monica enjoys reading honest, heartfelt and turbulent stories that leave an imprint on her. She put pen to paper because she wanted to write a book that she would want to read. She draws inspiration from her surroundings, hopeful others enjoy reading about the world as she sees it.

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Twitter: @monicajames81

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POE’s debut song Set Me Free Lyric Video: 
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Jasper’s POV- Surrender to Me
Who the hell is Dominique?
And why the hell is V being pushier than usual to get me here by 7pm?
Slamming my truck door shut, I have a bad feeling that once I enter through the doors of Dominique’s, my life will never be the same.
My heart starts pacing like a runaway train, and with every step I take, it just keeps getting faster and faster. What the hell is the matter with me?
As I shoulder the glass doors open, I am like a bloodhound onto a scent because suddenly, my nose is leading me into the direction of a delectable, familiar fragrance. I know that perfume, and it’s not manufactured in a store somewhere. No, this smell is one that belongs to the only woman in the world, who throws me on my ass, time and time again.
My brain ends up in my feet, as I am racing toward that scent like a starved man, stumbling across his first meal in months because that’s how I feel. I feel like I have been in hibernation since then, since my life changed forever.
I mumble an incoherent apology to the person I just shouldered past like madman to get to where I want, no, where I need to be.
But I stop dead in my tracks and nearly tumble to the ground when I see her. The girl I have dreamt about ever since I walked out on her all those months ago.
My heart pounds against my ribcage as the memory of our breakup replays like a mini movie over and over, and I feel like I’ve just been kicked in the balls.
Why is she here? And why does she have to look so fucking beautiful?
I can’t speak, I am shell shocked.
And when she meets my eyes, she looks just as confused as I.
Suddenly, months of wanting and desire, and anger and betrayal, come crashing down like a fucking tsunami, and my mouth opens before I can stop myself.
 “What the FUCK is she doing here?”
I automatically kick my own ass when I see the hurt and shame pass over her perfect features. Fuck me, I am such an asshole, and I feel even worse when I see her stumble slightly with my fucked up, choice of words.
She looks just as I remember, no actually, she doesn’t, she looks better.  She is my fantasy, wrapped in a perfect, tiny parcel.
“Sooo, I guess now would be a good time to tell you both,” V says, breaking my trance like stare.
I need answers, and I need them now.
“Tell us what? Lucas, what the hell is going on?” I ask, looking at Lucas who is uncomfortably holding up a suit.
Hold up.
That suit looks freakin’ tiny, way too small for Lucas.
Then it all clicks into place...fuck me.
My brain is mush, drowning in her fragrance, but I know a setup when I see one. No wonder V was so adamant I was to be here by 7.
Lost in thoughts of strangling my best friend, it isn’t until I hear a soft intake of breath which slams me back into reality. I meet her shy, brown eyes and I swear to Christ, my pants twitch in excitement when I see the way her longing gaze feasts upon my mouth, which I am subconsciously chewing the hell outta.
What is she doing? Why is she looking at me like that?
After all this time, why is she looking at me like she still wants me?
She made her feelings crystal fucking clear when she threw my apology back into my face, and ignored me when I tried my hardest to express how sorry I was.
I was a total jackass for walking out on her, and not contacting her right away. But I needed time, after finding out she was still in contact with that asshat, Harper, I needed time to cool down- without wanting to kill that son of a bitch.
Memories of that damn voice message slash away at my re
Sunday, November 17, 2013

Blog Tour Giveaway - Wanting You by Ryan Michele

I just added Wanting You by Ryan Michele to my must read list.  Check out blurb and author giveaway.

Book Synopsis:
Savannah 'Vann' Kelly knows the pain that love can bring, whether from family or a love lost. Being ripped from her home and forced to leave behind her boyfriend, has caused an ache she's unsure will ever heal. 

Five years later, Vann is back. While her day job is kept secret from most, the threat it poses throws her entire world off balance, putting her and those closest to her in danger.

Deke Sullivan’s life has been in a tailspin ever since his brother’s death. Everyone in his life has either betrayed or left him, making him who he is today. But behind his tough persona is still the man that craves the woman who left him all those years ago. One look into those blue-gray eyes sends his heart into overdrive, anger pulsating through him.

Can Deke move past the hurt? Will what became of Vann's life after she left cause greater tragedy? Can first love prevail?

**Please note. This book is for mature audiences only. It contains very sexually explicit material, including a non-consensual sexual scene.**

Wanting You teaser pic by Sarah at Bookaholics

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About the author:
Ryan Michele is a mom and wife, who also works full time. Her biggest obsession (besides reading) is collecting paperbacks. When she needed an outlet and escape from feeling like "just a mom & wife," she turned to writing. And while she never set out to become an author, it just sort of happened, and she couldn't be more grateful for those who've read her books.

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Blog Tour - Promo Giveaway, Excerpt and Review for Little Conversations by Sibylla Matilde

Ok...I am loving this cover and this book.  Check out my review, excerpt and giveaway for Little Conversations by Sibylla Matilde 

Book Synopsis:
**** Mature Content, Sexual Situations, Adult Situations, Alcohol Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Strong Language *****

Eighteen-year-old Devin McKay is a complete and total emotional wreck. Fresh out of high school and on her own for the first time in her life, she’s reeling from rejection of a relationship gone very, very bad. Emotionally battered and tormented by the pull of her narcissistic first love, she wants to make a clean break in a small mountain town where he is everywhere... with his new girlfriend.

Ronin Andrews is still battling his own cataclysmic ghosts. He recoils from anything heartfelt, choosing instead to work hard and live wild. Outside of his job, parties and causal hooks-ups are his life until Devin walks in. With her short skirt and her sad green eyes, he can’t help but want her… badly. His protective streak wants to provide her with a haven, to shelter and sustain her.

Through a flash of torrid intensity, they struggle to be friends... just friends. She relies on him to nourish her shattered soul and shield her heart from the clawing, gnawing loss that has consumed her. Before long, the attraction proves too tenacious, and the passion between them becomes undeniable. But will the shadows of the past prove too much to overcome?

Review of Little Conversations
Little ConversationsLittle Conversations by Sibylla Matilde
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
ARC kindly provided in exchange for a fair and honest review. Spoiler-free review. No cliff hanger and HEA. 4 stars!

Little Conversations by Sibylla Matilde tackles some tough subjects including emotional abuse, love, trust and everything in between.
Here is my short and sweet breakdown of Little Conversations:
-Girl meats boy when she moves to a new town.
-Boy turns out to be an emotional abuser.  Girl doesn’t realize what an ass the boy really is. Boy has been cheating/stringing girl along.
-Girl meets another boy who is just a “friend” with pseudo benefits.
-Girl still has high hopes that emotional abuser boy will dump his other girlfriend and stay with her.
-Me – I want to bitch slap them all at one point or another :)

I really enjoyed Sibylla Matilde’s debut book.  While the LC felt a little predictable and YA at times it was still a solid read.  Kudos to Sibylla’s impressive character and plot development.  She crafted characters that felt so real. Devin was a high school grad and working in a restaurant.  Ronin was a construction worker and Jake…well Jake was “that guy” from high school that was just a douche bag.  I think everyone has encountered a “Jake”(I know I have). What I’m trying to say is that Devin wasn’t a leggy supermodel, and the Ronin and Jake weren’t uber rich CEO types. It was it was a refreshing change from the hot/rich heroines/heroes I usually read about.

Little Conversations turned up the heat a few degrees and the story picked up some momentum in the second half of the book. I had a few ONWTFM (Ohhh No WTF Moments) while reading LC. There is a gut wrenching twist of fate that I didn’t see coming. If you’re in the mood for a steamy, sexy, emotional book then Little Conversations is for you. Impressive debut book. 4.5 stars of Orion (you will understand the star reference when you read this book).

I loved Devin’s drink recipe book at play list…effing brilliant.

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Well, now I need you to kiss me. Make out with me. Otherwise she’ll know I was full of shit and start hittin’ on me again.”
“You want me to slut it up with you so you don’t look like an asshole to some little ho-bag you’re trying not to nail?  You know, Ronin, you could just tell her you’re not interested.”
“I like my way better,” he grinned. “Besides, you could use a true tongue-mashing make out session. I get the feeling it’s been a while and you’re starting to get crabby,” Ronin teased with a smirk. He dropped to a knee and gave her a pleading look, grabbing her right hand and kissing her fingers. “C’mon, baby, please…”  A humorous glint in his eyes reflected the bright moonlight.
“Fuck, Ronin…”  Devin rubbed her forehead with an exasperated motion. “Fine. But you owe me!”
“Oh, baby, I’ll make sure you like it.”  And he stood with a devious smile, giving her a quick kiss on the forehead. “Now hop on my back. I’ll give you a piggyback ride back to the fire.”
“You’re insane, you know that, right?” she muttered in his ear as she climbed on his back. Making their way back to the fire, Devin slipped into character, letting out a twitterpated giggle as they approached the others.
“Soooo, everything, um, okay now, Devin?” Joe asked with a grin while Devin slid down from Ronin’s back. Ronin quickly pulled her to his side, eliciting another exaggerated giggle. Devin gazed up at him with a besotted expression and then snuggled against his broad chest, nuzzling the softly worn chambray of his shirt.
“Mmmm, never better.”
Ronin cupped her jaw, bringing her lips to his, kissing her softly, then deepening the kiss. She softly moaned into his mouth.
At some point, somewhere in the midst of that kiss, Devin’s mind began to fog. She could taste a bitter hint of beer on his lips, and somehow she began to forget that this was an act.
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