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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Hot Holiday Hunk Blog Hop



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Juniper's Princess (Released July 2, 2013):

~Juniper's Princess is the first book in the Angel Crest Series~ 

Blurb: 

Daniah is different, she always has been and now her dreams and visions of the future are increasing, she knows her life is changing. She just doesn't know by how much...

Jaiden is different, but he knows why and he knows his responsibilities. He must find the saviour of his race, the angel human half-breeds who are fighting a war for humanity's souls. If he can't convince Daniah she is more than just a little different - she is the princess of their people - they are all going to die.

Unfortunately Daniah doesn't have many reasons to trust Jadien, especially when he is caught in a web of his own lies.

In a world where half-breed angels walk among us, fighting an evil for our souls, Daniah must find the strength to become the princess we all need.

I very much enjoyed writing this first book in my first Trilogy.  I am a sucker for romance and fantasy all wrapped up together.  Meet Jaiden, he's a super hot hunk, and he would be my choice for a holiday hunk hop. 
 Here are a couple little treats to introduce you to Jaiden and spice up your Holidays!

I loved watching my two main characters Jaiden and Dani on their journey to love...

Jaiden takes a step towards me and lays his hands on my arms. ““I promise,”” he vows. ““I really like you, and I am more sorry than you know that I didn’’t tell you everything at first.””
I feel my stomach flutter and my face flush in pleasure. 

““You like me huh?”” I ask, feeling brave.
Jaiden takes a step closer and nods, smirking a bit at me. ““I do, and I meant it when I told you that you’’re beautiful. You are the most beautiful woman I have ever seen,”” he says looking down at me, his face close to mine, and I feel my eyes drop to his lips.


I swoon almost every time Jaiden speaks to Dani a little naughty yet so adorable...

 ““I would like to be with you as you learn to trust me again,”” he says after a moment of silence and I frown, wondering what exactly he means.
““What do you mean?”” I finally sputter out, after trying to find the right way to phrase my question.
““I would like to be with you, by your side, as your potential bond,”” he says, sounding confident though his eyes give away his nerves.
Is he asking me out? 

““Are you asking me out, I mean like as my boyfriend?”” I ask slowly.
He frowns at me this time then looks as if he is searching for a word. “

“For humans, is a boyfriend the same as a lover?”” he asks and I feel my cheeks flame with his direct question.
I clear my throat. ““Ah, yes, that would be correct.”” 

He grins then nods. ““Then yes, I would like to be your boyfriend.”

““What would you call us then, if Zoku doesn’’t use the term boyfriend?”” I wonder out loud, still feeling heat in my cheeks.
““What do you mean call us?”” he asks, looking confused.
““Well, are we dating? Are we a couple?”” I ask, just throwing phrases out. ““If another guy so much as looks at me, are you going to flip out?”” I ask, grinning now because he looks so cute with the confusion written all over his face.
He frowns down at me for a moment then shrugs. ““I would say we are lovers,”” he answers bluntly and my mouth drops open again.
He reaches over and gently closes my mouth for me, but promptly presses his lips against mine. I sink into his kiss and am amazed at the depth of emotion I have. I wrap my arms around his neck and feel the length of his body against mine. 


I think you will be smitten with this book and it's characters, because there is an underlying message of hope, love and happiness, along with action, romance, betrayal, and intrigue.  
Check out Juniper's Princess to see what happens to Jaiden and Dani, as well as fall in love with their world and everything that goes with it! 

*~* I am also offering a PDF copy of Juniper's Princess to one lucky reader.  All you have to do is leave a comment below naming one thing you wish to get from your lover this Holiday Season. *~*
(I will randomly draw a winner from the comments, please leave your email address for me to contact you!)
 
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About the Author

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Chelsea O'Neal
Chelsea lives in her fantasy world where people can fly, vampires could be real, money is never an issue and the romantic meeting of your true love is a normal happening.  When not relaxing in Chelsea-ville, she enjoys talking with animals who talk back and taking long walks with her prince charming.

Actually Chelsea lives in the United States in Nebraska, where she was born and raised, with her black lab Daisey, who hasn’t spoken actual words to her but she is pretty sure Daisey understands her. She is yet to meet her prince charming, though she is quite sure he is out there.  Chelsea enjoys working in a library as well as a cosmetologist. She is an avid reader and writing has always been her passion. Juniper’s Princess is her first novel, set to be released soon, and she is working on her next book now. 


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Friday, November 29, 2013

Upcoming New Books December 2013

New Release Books
December 2013

Deadly (Pretty Little Liars) Book 14
Sara Shepard
December 3, 2013

The Spider (Elemental Assassion) Book 10
Jennifer Estep
December 24, 2013


Ther Offering (The Pledge) Book 3
Kimberly Derting
December 31, 2013


*This list is not comprehensive, I keep a list of favorite authors I enjoy reading.*

Friday, November 22, 2013

Finding the Right Girl Blog Tour


Finding the Right Girl
by Violet Duke



Blurb

From the New York Times & USA Today bestselling author who brought you the Nice Girl to Love trilogy, comes a Nice GUY to Love spin-off…

Brian Sullivan has been in love twice in his lifetime.  He lost his first love to early-onset Huntington’s, and he lost the other more recently…to his brother.  And somehow, his heart has managed to heal itself after both.  Amazingly, without therapy.  That doesn’t mean he hasn’t gotten more wary along the way, however.  In fact, he’s been thinking lately that maybe his brother’s now retired nothing-but-flings rule isn’t such a bad idea.  Unfortunately, being the nice guy poster boy and all, Brian isn’t exactly versed in the fine art of flings.  So he looks to the outrageously ‘unique,’ provokingly button-pushing Tessa Daniels for a crash course.

There’s absolutely no way he’s falling in love with this one…right?

Tessa has no idea what she was thinking telling Brian that she was some sort of fling expert.  She’s never been flung before and she sure as heck doesn’t know where or how to begin flinging a guy like Brian.  It was a temporary lapse in sanity, really—no doubt because of the can’t-help-but-fall-for-him brain fuzz that hits her whenever he’s around.  Not only does the man have her being more herself than she’s ever been in her life, but he’s the only person she knows who seems to have as many demons and skeletons in the closet as she does.  What’s more, he’s got her thinking of the one thing she stopped letting herself even hope for years ago.

A happily ever after.


 
Excerpt

“Babe we can’t,” he somehow managed to punch out.  Voice gravelly, he drew his hands back to safer territory and said roughly, “You're hurting and your emotions have gone through the wringer tonight.  I can't take advantage of you like that.” 
And yet still, he couldn’t bear to let her go completely.
“Then don't,” she replied simply, arms twining around his shoulders.  “Let me take advantage of you.”
Jerking back to put some head-clearing distance between them was about as painful as ripping off his own skin. 
“Sweetheart, why don’t we just hang out tonight?  We can sit and talk more about those dickheads we ran into tonight if it’ll help, or we could just watch a movie…anything you want to do.” 
He quickly snatched her wandering hands as they traveled down his lats and started tugging at the hem of his t-shirt.  “Anything except that,” he groaned.  “Work with me here, woman.”  Raggedly, he put his forehead against hers and counted to ten to try and find the tattered remains of his restraint. 
The thought almost made him laugh.  Who was he kidding?  He had no restraint when it came to Tessa.  By the fifth second, his lips had already found their way back to hers. 
And goddammit if her whole body didn’t just tremble right there in his arms.
She was just so mind-wreckingly responsive.  As usual, without even trying, she was driving him batshit crazy. 
Tapping into a reserve even he didn’t know he had, he broke off the kiss and took another step away from her. 
Then he watched in sad disbelief as her expression became completely shuttered a half an instant later—closing him out behind the walls of a now ten-story castle and a moat filled with fire-breathing piranhas. 
The lightning quick response time of her defenses was a punch to his gut, a tragic reminder of how much she’d been through, how hard she’d had to fight to not let it all destroy her.
“Look Brian, if you don't want to, you can just tell me you know.  I just thought we had something and we could have a great night exploring it.  But hey, I’m a big girl; you don't have to make excuses to let me down easy...”
He gave her a look that said he wondered about her IQ before grabbing her hand and dragging it over the zipper of his jeans.  “Does that feel like I don't want to?”
Her eyes widened, and her grip closed tight around him.
Bourbon soaked shards of glass went hissing down his throat.  “For chrissakes, stop.”  The blood supply in his brain was dipping down to a dangerous low.
And the damn temptress was clearly all torn up about it.  He glared at the smile she was biting back.  “I’m glad you find this so amusing.”
“It’s not amusement, it’s relief.  Here I was thinking it was just me getting affected with my perpetually wet panties around you and all.”
A seriously pained groan escaped him then.  “To preserve my sanity—and your panties—don’t use the word wet in any more sentences tonight.”
She sighed.  “I really don't know why you're making such a big deal out of this.  It’s just sex.  I’m not looking for anything serious.  You heard Gavin earlier this evening.  Being the ‘good girl’ was never exactly my thing.”  She brushed up against the hardening ridge tenting his jeans to drive home her point.
With a muttered curse, he clamped one arm around her waist and tangled his free hand in her hair.  “Sweetheart, this thing between us is a big deal,” he said roughly, tugging gently on her hair and nearly losing it when she arched her back in response.  Her fitted tee was so paper-frickin’-thin.  One sharp yank was all it’d take to rip it right down the middle.
Jesus Christ, he needed to find some control. 
“Whether this thing between us lasts one night or ten, when, and yes I said when we have sex, I’ll make damn sure that every single second of it seeps into your bones, burns into your memory, and turns into a relentless craving that makes you forget all the assholes from your past.”  He ran his lips along the thrumming pulse at her throat. 
“And if I’m really lucky, it’ll also help ruin you for all other men completely.”



*~*Review*~* 
I really enjoyed this book, it was sweet yet heartbreaking and oh so hopeful!  I haven't read any other books from Violet, this is my first.  I will say I felt like I was missing information and it was frustrating knowing there are other books before this serries relating to this series and I haven't read them.
I kept reading though completely hooked after the first chapter, Brian sounded super sweet and hot!  I enjoyed Tessa very much and her struggle to breakout of what to her is the unfortunate norm.  It was hard to read about Abby and Connor and not really know what happened, Abby was mentioned just as someone that Brian liked as more than friends, but then now doesn't.  A bit more background would have been great, for those who haven't read the other books. 
I loved the added parts about Jilly and Skylar and hope to read more about them in a future book, I need to know what happens!

I will definitely read more of Violet's books in the future, they are wonderful lighthearted romance mixed with very heavy issues and potential heartbreak.  Very good, I give it 5 bright stars.
 
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New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Violet Duke is a former professor of English Education who is ecstatic to now be on the other side of the page writing wickedly fun contemporary romance novels. When she's not arguing with her story characters or feeding her book-a-day reading addiction, she enjoys tackling reno projects with her power tools while trying pretty much anything without reading the directions first and cooking 'special edition' dishes that laugh in the face of recipes. Violet lives in Hawaii with her two cute kids and similarly adorable husband. 


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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

New Release Books November 2013

New Release Books 
September/October 2013

Daylighter's (Morganville Vampires) Book 15
Rachel Caine
November 5, 2013

The Fiery Heart (Bloodlines) Book 4
Richelle Mead
November 19, 2013


Horizon (Soul Seekers) Book 4
Alyson Noel
November 19, 2013


Takedown Twenty (Stephanie Plum) Book 20
Janet Evanovich
November 19, 2013
Searching for Someday (Lovespell) Book 1
Jennifer Probst
November 24, 2013
Amazon.com

*This list is not comprehensive, I keep a list of favorite authors I enjoy reading.*

New Release Book July/August 2013

New Release Books
July-October 2013
Hungry Like a Wolf (Shifter's Unbound) Book 8
Christine Warren
July 2, 2013
Shutdown (Glitch) Book 3
*Last Book in Trilogy*
Heather Anastsiu
July 2, 2013

Awaken (Abandon) Book 3
*Last Book in Trilogy*
Meg Cabot
July 2, 2013

Fifth Grave Past the Light (Charley Davidson) Book 5
Darynda Jones
July 9, 2013

Kiss of Venom (Elemental Assassin) Book 8.5
Jennifer Estep
July 22, 2013
The Marriage Merger (Marriage to a Billionaire) Book 4
*Last Book in this series*
Jennifer Probst
July 23, 2013
Midnight Frost (Mythos Academy) Book 5
Jennifer Estep
July 30, 2013

The Demon Barker of Wheat Street (Iron Druid Chronicles) Book 4.6
(Part of the Carnipunk Novel)
Kevin Hearne
July 30, 2013

Biting Bad (Chicagoland Vampires) Book 8
Chloe Neill
August 6, 2013


Burn (Breathless Trilogy) Book 3
*Final book in the Trilogy* 
Maya Banks
August 6, 2013


The Fall of Five (Lorien Legacies) Book 4
Pittacus Lore
August 27, 2013


Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass) Book 2
Sarah J. Mass
August 27, 2013


The Bitter Kingdom (Fire and Thorns) Book 3
*Final Book of Trilogy*
Rae Carson
August 27, 2013


Heart of Venom (Elemental Assassin) Book 9
Jennifer Estep
August 27, 2013

*This list is not comprehensive, I keep a list of favorite authors I enjoy reading.*

New Release Books September/October 2013

New Release Books 
September/October 2013

Hunter's Heart (Alpha Pack) Book 4
JD Tyler
September 3, 2013

Thankless in Death (In Death) Book 37
JD Robb
September 10, 2013


The Chaos of Stars
Kiersten White
September 10, 2013


The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle) Book 2
Maggie Stievfater
September 17, 2013
Battle Magic (The Circle Reforged) Book3
Tamora Pierce
September 24, 2013
Amazon.com


Mirror Mirror (Taken in Death ) Book 37.5
JD Robb
September 24, 2013
Amazon.com

Possession (The Fallen Angels) Book 5
JR Ward
October 1, 2013

Endless (Violet Eden Chapters) Book 4
Jessica Shirvington
October 1, 2013

Death and the Girl He Loves (Darklight Trilogy) Book 3
*Final Book in the Trilogy*
Darynda Jones
October 8, 2013

Bang (Visions) Book 2
Lisa McMann
October 8, 2013
Revealed (House of Night) Book 11
PC & Kristen Cast
October 15, 2013


The Enchanter Heir (The Heir Chronicles) Book 4
Cinda Williams Chima
October 22, 2013

The Iron Traitor (Iron Fey) Book 7
Julie Kagawa
October 29, 2013

Dark Witch (The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy) 
 Book 1
Nora Roberts
October 29, 2013

After Dead (Sookie Stackhouse)  
Final Book Companion
Charlaine Harris
October 29, 2013
Shadow Hunter's Codex Book Companion
Cassandra Clare
October 29, 2013
Amazon.com

*This list is not comprehensive, I keep a list of favorite authors I enjoy reading.*

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Searching for Someday Blog Tour

Searching for Someday (Love Spells) Book 1
by Jennifer Probst
(Marriage to a Billionaire spin off series)



Blurb:

Releases November 26, 2013
Kate has given up on love—at least for herself. She is both blessed and cursed with the ability to sense a romantic connection between two people—a gift that her family passed down for generations. When Kate launches her own matchmaking company, Kinnection, with her two best friends in a cozy New York town, she has to put aside her own romantic disasters to make her business a success.

But when a furious man stalks into her office and accuses her business of being a scam, Kate is given the ultimate challenge to prove herself. Slade puts himself in her hands and asks Kate to find him love. Enraged at his arrogance but stubbornly eager to prove herself, Kate agrees, dedicating herself to the journey of finding him love…only to find herself falling for him along the way.



*~*My Review*~*
Loved this book! I have to state that because it was my favorite so far. I loved each of the married to a billionaire books, and when I heard there was to be a spin off I was like YAY! 

Jennifer did not disappoint at all. The two main characters are a couple who I don't think we had met before, if so it was in passing like a mention, but nothing else. I enjoyed getting to know both Slade and Kate. I really liked the slight paranormal aspect with the 'touch'. 

It expanded on the book of spells, and helped show a bit different take on the world Jennifer has so wonderfully created. I loved Slade he was the typical bad boy/non-committal turned prince charming. Kate was a wonderful heroine, and even though a couple times I wanted to shake her, I loved it more because of that. This book is full of emotion and heart. 

We get a small glimpse of our favorite characters from previous books, allowing us a hit of why we fell in love with Jennifer's writing! 

Overall a 5 star review, and I recommend to all who love romance stories!

 
Giveaway :
Jennifer is offering three paperback copies of 
Searching for Someday 
to three lucky winners. 
(US and Canada only)

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Author Bio:
Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

She is the NYT and USA Today bestselling author of The Marriage Bargain. She is published both erotic and sexy contemporary romance with Entangled, Decadent, Red Sage and TWRP. She has also written a children's book, Buffy and the Carrot, co-written with her twelve year old niece, along with a short story, "A Life Worth Living." Visit her website for more info!


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