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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Release Day Blitz - In The Firelight by Sibylla Matilde

In the Firelight by Sibylla Matilde is LIVE!  I'm reading it this weekend.  Check out the synopsis sounds/looks pretty good. 

Title: In the Firelight
Author: Sibylla Matilde
Date of publication: December 19, 2013

***** Mature Content, Sexual Situations, Adult Situations, Strong Language *****
She found him on a snowy night. He sparked her desires and inflamed her dreams. 
Independent and feisty, Shea Madison has a tussle on her hands. Living in and loving her quiet little corner of Montana, she’s fiercely determined to fight a real estate developer trying to turn her quaint little mountain town into a touristy ski resort. So, when an outsider shows up to study the effects on the area, she instantly attempts to sway his impression… even if it means a little harmless flirting with the enticing visitor. 

Rhys Weland’s charade has one purpose—to bring the locals around to the idea of the resort, primarily the ringleader, Ms. Shea Madison. Embroiled in his deception, he’s stunned by the feelings she draws from deep inside him. Her integrity and sincerity quickly have him second-guessing his twisted morals. Her spirit arouses his soul. Her sensuality steals his breath. In the dark of the night, in the warmth of the fire, the passion smoldering between them combusts. But just when it all seems to make sense, one small stubborn mistake shreds the fragile bond between them. Will an impetuous act reignite their flame, or will their love vanish like sparks in the air?

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About Sibylla Matilde 
Sibylla Matilde grew up in the mountain valleys of Southwest Montana exploring the dusty Old West gold country on the back of a horse. She attended a two-room schoolhouse beginning in 1st grade & had the same teacher until she changed schools after 7th. Beginning at about age 12, Sibylla discovered historical romance, feeding off of work of Jude Deveraux & Lisa Kleypas. She loves a book that can make the reader run the gamut of emotions, from the sweet glow of new love to gut-wrenching heartache. She is a true romantic & always has stories floating around in her head, living in a fantasyland until she writes them down to free them. Music is her emotional trigger. Growing up with a Wagnarian-loving mother, Sibylla was raised to treasure music that digs deep into the psyche, drawing out elation, sorrow, grief, desire. The soundtrack to her life includes many genres spanning centuries. She looooooooves Thirty Seconds to Mars (rather obsessively, actually... but, really, howcan you NOT be crazy about this guy!? Jared Leto. Shhh. ) & pimps them out to all her friends through Spotify. She also delights in Met Opera HD broadcasts at her local movie theater & hopes (listening Met?) to someday see Diana Damrau reprise her role as Mozart’s Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte. Sibylla lives with her husband and hero who saved her from her own calamitous, young-adult self. He makes her laugh daily, even when things are tough. He's proved to her that love really can heal a shattered soul. In 18 years, they have never had a fight, although argue regularly with their two teenage kids who have, unfortunately, inherited their father’s quick wit (unfortunate as it is a quick wit that Sibylla, herself, definitely does not possess – there is a reason she is a writer & not a stand-up comedian). They live a quiet life with their two weird little rescued Chiweenies. Wait… teenagers & little yap-dogs? OK, maybe not so quiet.

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Just Released Promo - Sempre Redemption (Book #2) by JM Darhower

I loved Sempre Forever (Book #1). What a intense mafia love story!  It was a five star read for me.   Sempre Redemption (Book  #2) just released the other day.  I cant wait to read it and see if Haven and Carmine get their HEA. Check out the synopsis below.  If you read book two...let me know what you think. 

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In this thrilling and sexy follow-up to Sempre, two young lovers struggle to keep their relationship intact after they become deeply enmeshed in the dangerous mafia-run crime ring they once tried to overthrow.
Haven Antonelli and Carmine DeMarco have been through a lot. Haven was taken in by Carmine’s father, and with his family’s help, she escaped a gruesome fate. However, saving Haven from the dark intentions of a mafia family cost Carmine a steep price: he was forced to swear loyalty to them. Now, still passionately in love, Carmine and Haven must face the fall-out of Carmine’s forced service, as Haven discovers terrifying secrets about the family that enslaved both her and her mother—and why she matters so much in this intricate 

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JM Darhower is the author of countless stories and poems, most of which only she has ever read. She lives in a tiny town in rural North Carolina, where she churns out more words than will ever see the light of day. She has a deep passion for politics and speaking out against human trafficking, and when she isn't writing (or fangirling about books) she's usually ranting about those things.
Chronic crimper with a vulgar mouth, she admits to having a Twitter addiction. You can usually always find her there.

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Promo Giveaway & Review - The Redhead Plays Her Hand (Redhead #3) by Alice Clayton

Check out my review of The Redhead Plays Her Hand (Redhead Book #3) by Alice Clayton. Don't forget to enter Alice's giveaway to try and win a cool Tiffany's necklace! LOVE this series.

The third sexy novel in USA TODAY bestselling author Alice Clayton’s playful and erotic Redhead series continues the sizzling romance between actress Grace Sheridan and Hollywood’s hottest leading man Jack Hamilton.

Grace has landed the lead in a new TV series—but when the director asks her to lose fifteen pounds, she goes public with her weight struggles and suddenly develops a huge fan club who support her right to have curves. But between that and the public’s continuing fascination with her “are they or aren’t they” relationship with Jack, Grace begins to wonder if anyone’s really interested in her because of her upcoming TV series, or if it’s all speculation about the size of her ass and her bedroom partner.

Meanwhile, Jack is voted the Sexiest Man Alive and becomes a little too enamored with the party-hard lifestyle. Grace vows to give him the space he needs to find himself, but then he begins to spiral down from lovable Brit to Hollywood brat. People are talking, but are Jack and Grace? Her career is on the rise, and his continues into the stratosphere, but will she be able to catch him if he falls? Will they ever be able to just be a couple who can hold hands when they walk down the street?

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars
ARC kindly provided by Simon & Schuster Gallery in exchange for a fair and honest review. Spoiler-free review. 4 stars.

Sweet Nuts and Crazy are back in Alice Clayton’s The Redhead Plays Her Hand (The Redhead #3). I’m going to topline my review in order to remain spoiler free.  Grace and Jack’s careers start to take off in a big way.  It’s not easy being in the public eye and Grace and Jack are feeling the heat.  Grace has to deal with public ridicule about her weight.  She is a size 8 and considered “large” by Hollywood standards.  Grace goes on an “air diet” in order to lose 15 pounds for her new TV role. Jack starts to acquire a new party boy mentality and a BBF wing man to go out raging with every night.   Their relationship unravels on countless celebrity blogs, tv shows and gossip columns. Can their relationship survive the partying and the pressure? Will Grace finally have TV worthy abs? Will Jack end up on some celebrity rehab reality TV show? Well…I’m not going to spoil it for you!

The latest installment in this series is just as sexy as first two books but definitely had more of an angsty vibe. The Red Head series is my all-time favorite romantic comedy book series :)  While book three wasn’t as “LOL” funny as the first two books it was still very entertaining. Clayton finished this series with a Hollywood worthy/camera-ready ending. The Redhead Plays Her Hand is a must read if you loved first two books.

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Blog Tour - Review, Giveaway and Excerpt of Under Different Stars (Kricket #1) - FIVE+ Stars

I don't know what I am craving more – the next book in this series or just another book by Amy Bartol? Bartol’s writing is seriously engaging. Check out my review of Under Different Stars and enter to win a Kindle Fire, Amazon gift cards and ebooks! One click this book NOW.

Title:   Under Different Stars (Kricket #1)
Author:   Amy A. Bartol
Genre:  YA Dystopian

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All she wants is a home, but can she find one...UNDER DIFFERENT STARS

Kricket Hollowell is normally not one to wish upon stars; she believes they’re rarely in her favor. Well versed at dodging caseworkers from Chicago’s foster care system, the past few years on her own have made Kricket an expert at the art of survival and blending in. With her 18th birthday fast approaching, she dreams of the day when she can stop running and find what her heart needs most: a home.

Trey Allairis hates Earth and doubts that anyone from his world can thrive here. What he’s learning of Kricket and her existence away from her true home only confirms his theory. But, when he and Kricket lie together under the stars of Ethar, counting them all may be easier than letting her go.

Kyon Ensin’s secrets number the stars; he knows more about Kricket's gifts than anyone and plans to possess her because of them. He also knows she’s more valuable than any fire in the night sky. He’ll move the heavens and align them all in order to make her his own.

When everything in their world can be broken, will Kricket rely upon love to save her under different stars?

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Under Different Stars (Kricket, #1)Under Different Stars by Amy A. Bartol
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Under Different Stars (Kricket #1)
ARC kindly provided in exchange for a fair and honest review. Spoiler-free review. 5+ stars.

I don’t read a ton of paranormal/dystopian
books—but when I’m in the mood my go to authors include: Addison Moore, Jennifer Armentrout, S.L. Jennings, Christine Zolendez, Shelly Crane and Amanda Hocking to name a few. I have been hearing Amy Bartol’s name over and over again. So…I finally took the plunge and read her latest book Under Different Stars. Would I big the biggest loser to say it was out of this world? This book absolutely consumed me. I don't know what I am craving more – the next book in the series or just another book by Amy Bartol? Bartol’s writing is seriously engaging. Under Different Stars is the ultimate paranormal escape.

Under Different Stars does end with a cliffy…but not a full blown cliffy where you want to pull your hair out. I’m in this for the long haul. I’m emotionally invested in the characters and this story. I loved everything about this book. Its official I am Amy Bartol fan. I am going to read her Premonition series while I wait to see what happens with Cricket and Trey. 5+ out of this world stars! Under Different Stars is paranormal Kindle Crack. One click this now!
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Water swirls around me as I open my eyes. I shiver, realizing I’m in Trey’s arms. He’s standing chest deep in crystal blue water with Wayra pacing on the bank only steps away. Clutching Trey closer to me, my cheek remains on his shoulder. Watching a bead of water slip down his powerful neck, I hear Jax say, “She’s waking up.”
Trey, cupping his hand in the water, pours some of it over my hair. It drips down the sides of my face, cooling me. “Let’s get her out. I’ll get the visor and we can check her vitals.”
As Trey wades out of the pond with me in his arms, I try to lift my head from his shoulder. It makes me dizzy so I lay it back. It’s then I notice that I’m only in my bra and underwear. A blush creeps into my cheeks as I hug Trey tighter to me. Wayra meets us on the bank, 
draping a blanket over us. Trey sits down with me on his lap. He leans against a tree trunk holding me securely to his chest. Peeking at his face, he seems angry as he smoothes my hair back from my face.
Hurrying over with the visor that looks like grandma goggles, Trey sets them on my eyes. Everything is green as I gaze around at the water in front of us. Flashing green lights and readouts occupy the peripherals of the glasses, but the information is running faster than I can possibly read it.
“Ho!” Jax exclaims next to me.
Immediately, Trey’s arms tighten on me as he barks out, “What? How bad is it?”
“Naw, it’s not bad…it’s just…Kricket…” Jax breathes, like he’s in awe. “Look at this brain activity…it’s massive.”
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Promo Tour - Excerpt & AMAZING Author Giveaway - The Ever Trilogy by Jasinda Wilder

Jasinda Wilder rocks.  She just released chapter one/Ever's POV from the soon to be released The Ever Trilogy (see below). Jasinda will be giving out one Kindle e-reader, $100 Amazon gift card and signed paperbacks of Forever & Always and After Forever to celebrate the December 20th release. There will be other amazing giveaways at her FB event that you are invited to join Here !!!

FYI - Forever & Always is now up for pre-order on iBooks! It won't be up early on Amazon, B&N or Kobo so if you want the pre-order delivery, iTunes is the place to go. It will be live everywhere else on December 20th! 

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Forever & Always  and After Forever
(The Ever Trilogy)
Jasinda Wilder
Expected Release: Dec. 20th, 2013
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These letters are often all that get me through week to week. Even if it’s just random stuff, nothing important, they’re important to me. Gramps is great, and I love working on the ranch. But…I’m lonely. I feel disconnected, like I’m no one, like I don’t belong anywhere. Like I’m just here until something else happens. I don’t even know what I want with my future. But your letters, they make me feel connected to something, to someone. I had a crush on you, when we first met. I thought you were beautiful. So beautiful. It was hard to think of anything else. Then camp ended and we never got together, and now all I have of you is these letters. S**t. I just told you I have a crush on you. HAD. Had a crush. Not sure what is anymore. A letter-crush? A literary love? That’s stupid. Sorry. I just have this rule with myself that I never throw away what I write and I always send it, so hopefully this doesn’t weird you out too much. I had a dream about you too. Same kind of thing. Us, in the darkness, together. Just us. And it was like you said, a memory turned into a dream, but a memory of something that’s never happened, but in the dream it felt so real, and it was more, I don’t even know, more RIGHT than anything I’ve ever felt, in life or in dreams. I wonder what it means that we both had the same dream about each other. Maybe nothing, maybe everything. You tell me.



We’re pen pals. Maybe that’s all we’ll ever be. I don’t know. If we met IRL (in real life, in case you’re not familiar with the term) what would happen? And just FYI, the term you used, a literary love? It was beautiful. So beautiful. That term means something, between us now. We are literary loves. Lovers? I do love you, in some strange way. Knowing about you, in these letters, knowing your hurt and your joys, it means something so important to me, that I just can’t describe. I need your art, and your letters, and your literary love. If we never have anything else between us, I need this. I do. Maybe this letter will only complicate things, but like you I have a rule that I never erase or throw away what I’ve written and I always send it, no matter what I write in the letter. 

Your literary love,


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jasinda Wilder is a Michigan native with a penchant for titillating tales about sexy men and strong women. When she’s not writing, she’s probably shopping, baking, or reading. ​Some of her favorite authors include Nora Roberts, JR Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Liliana Hart and Bella Andre. She loves to travel and some of her favorite vacations spots are Las Vegas, New York City and Toledo, Ohio. You can often find Jasinda drinking sweet red wine with frozen berries and eating a cupcake. Jasinda is represented by Kristin Nelson of the Nelson Literary Agency.

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~ EVER ~

My twin sister Eden rode in the seat next to me, listening to music, the volume turned up so loud I could make out the lyrics, tinny and distant but totally audible. In the front seat, Dad was chattering into his cell phone as he drove, discussing whatever a Chrysler senior executive discussed at ten o’clock on a Saturday morning. Something more important than his daughters, clearly. 

Not that I would have wanted to talk to him, even if he’d been off the phone. Well, that wasn’t completely true; I would have wanted to, but I wouldn’t have known what to say to him if he’d been willing to hang up the phone for ten seconds. He’d always been a workaholic, always on the phone or on his laptop, in his office at home or at the Chrysler headquarters. But up until last year, he’d spent time on the weekends with us. He’d taken us to dinner or to the mall. Movie night once a month, Sunday evening, on the big home theater screen in the basement. 

And now? 

It was understandable, I reasoned. He’d lost her too. None of us had been prepared—no way to prepare for a freak car accident. But after we’d buried Mom, Dad had thrown himself into work more obsessively than ever. 

Which left Eden and me to fend for ourselves. Of course, he’d done the parentally responsible thing and gotten the three of us individual therapy sessions twice a month, but I had quit going after a few weeks. There hadn’t been a point. Mom was gone, and no amount of talking about the stages of grief would bring her back. 

I had found my own way of dealing with the loss: I’d found art. Photography, drawing, painting, anything hands-on that let me shut down my mind and my heart and just do. Currently, I was into oils on canvas, thick glops of vivid colors on the matte white surface, spread around with a bristly brush or bare hands. It was cathartic. The reds would smear like blood, the yellows would blot like sunshine through a window; greens were delicate and crusted like sap-sticky pine needles, blues like cloudless skies and deepest ocean and oranges like sunsets and tangerines. Color—and the creation of something beautiful from emptiness. 

In my more philosophical moments, I thought maybe painting appealed to me because it represented hope. I was a blank canvas, no thoughts, no emotions, no needs or desires, just a square of white floating through a loud, chaotic world, and life would paint me with color and substance, smear and spread and colorize me.

I found myself needing more tactile sensations, though. Just before I’d packed for this three-week summer camp up at Interlochen, I’d spread newspapers on the floor of my art room over the
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Release Day Promo - Marking Her (Marked #1) by Elena M. Reyes

Title: Marking Her (Marked #1)
Author: Elena M. Reyes
Genre: Erotica/ Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 17th 2013

Talan wants to mark Maya—with more than his ink. The owner of a prominent tattoo shop, he’s
used to being hit on by easy women. Though “easy” is not a word associated with Maya when
www.houseofmalfunction.comshe comes in to support her friend. Flirtation ensues, but what will it take to break the painted man.

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Elena M. Reyes was born and raised in Miami Florida. She is the epitome of a Floridian and if
she could live in her beloved flip-flops, she would. As a small child, she was always intrigued with all forms of art—whether it was dancing to island rhythms, or painting with any medium she could get her hands on. Her first taste of writing came to her during her fifth grade year when her class was prompted to participate in the D. A.R. E. Program and write an essay on what they’d learned. Her passion for reading over the years has amassed her with hours of pleasure. It wasn't until she stumbled upon fanfiction that her thirst to write overtook her world. She now resides in Central Florida with her husband and son, spending all her down time letting her creativity flow and letting her characters grow.

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Release Day Promo Giveaway & Excerpt - Vendetta by Autumn Karr and Sienna Lane

Vendetta by Sienna Lane and Autumn Karr is finally LIVE!  
I will be off the grid reading this one today.  Check out synopsis and giveaway below.  ENJOY.

Title: Vendetta
Authors: Sienna Lane and Autumn Karr
Genre: Contemporary Romance / Suspense
Release Date: December 17, 2013
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I am not a good man.

I have lied and cheated and stolen. I've decided between life or death, like it was my

due. None of it matters, not anymore. These are not my sins.

I see her raise her hands, the dark metal she's clutching reflecting the moonlight.

Her finger trembles as she cocks the gun pointed at me. Her eyes are cold,

determined, but I know.

I know her.

My name is Devon Andre and I confess my sin. I am not a good man because this is

the woman I love.

She pulls the trigger.

* Standalone contemporary romance.
* Mature reader advised due to sexual content and strong language.

“You didn’t tell them I left the door open. Why?” he demands, his voice hardening.
“Why, Leighton?” he repeats when I don’t reply.“Why do you think?” I spit back at him, hating him for asking this question. He puts his hand on my sore shoulder lightly, careful not to hurt me. “Tell me. I want—I need to know why you'd protect me, after everything?” “Because of this,” I snap, leaning forward and capturing his lips with my own. He responds instantly, taking my mouth in a punishing kiss. He starts to suck on my bottom lip, and I run my hand up his shirt, feeling each taut muscle of his six-pack. He moans at the contact, but gently pushes me away.“Fuck,” he whispers, sounding defeated.“I know what’s going to happen,” I say sadly, huffing out a breath. “I know it doesn’t change anything, but right now I don’t care. Kiss me, Devon.”

About the Authors
Sienna Lane and Autumn Karr are two friends with a joint love of reading, writing,
candy, and Disney heroes (and Disney songs, of course.) When they aren’t scheming against fictional characters, or talking about their favourite books, you can find them ogling tattooed models and trying to figure out how to get them to do a cover shoot for their next book.
Together they wrote VENDETTA, releasing this December, and hopefully many more
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