Friday, April 18, 2014

COVER REVEAL: Hard to Hold On To
by Laura Kaye

Super excited to be part of the cover reveal for the next installment in Laura Kaye's Hard Ink series. This novella is set for release in August and after seeing this cover and blurb, if you are like me you will want to preorder it ASAP!

Blurb:
Edward "Easy" Cantrell knows better than most the pain of not being able to save those he loves-- which is why is he not going to let Jenna Dean out of his sight. He may have just met her, but Jenna's the first person to make him feel alive since that devastating day in the desert more than a year ago. 

Jenna has never met anyone like Easy. She can't describe how he makes her feel-- and not just because he saved her life.  No, the stirrings inside her reach far beyond gratitude. 

As the pair are thrust together while chaos reigns around them, they both know one thing: the things in life that are most worth having are the hardest to hold on to. 

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Hard Ink Series:
If you aren't already reading this series, the first two books are currently available, and I gave both of them 5 STARS, they are fabulous! 
Hard Ink Book #1: Hard As It Gets
Hard Ink Book #2: Hard As You Can

Author Info: 
Laura is the New York Times and USA Today best selling author of over a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance. Growing up, Laura's large extended family believed in the supernatural and family lords involving angels, ghosts and evil-eye curses cemented Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters and a cute-but-bad dog and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day. 

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Until next time… Happy Reading! 

BOOK BLAST & GIVEAWAY:
A Wild West Romance Series by Beth Ciotta

A Wild West Romance Series
Lasso the Moon, Romancing the West & Fall of Rome
By: Beth Ciotta

A Wild West Trilogy That'll Rope Your Heart!
Sexy lawmen and the women who tame them. (Sort of.) Follow the adventures of the Garrett family and their colorful friends as they tangle with lethal desperadoes, volitile secrets, shady pasts . . . and the complications of true love. Intrigue, high adventure, and sizzling romance abound in this fast-paced historical western trilogy.

LASSO THE MOON (Book One)
Motivated by a childhood promise, Paris Garrett travels to the wilds of Arizona Territory (1877) to seek fame as a stage actress. Never mind that she doesn’t possess a lick of experience or that her true passion is songwriting. Before he died, her papa encouraged her to reach for the stars. She promised to lasso the moon! She’s already slipped free of her over-protective brothers. Nothing and no one, especially some badge-wearing Romeo, is going to stand in her way.

Joshua Grant’s life went from diamonds to dirt in less time than a rattler strikes. His uncle bequeathed him an opera house he doesn’t want, forcing him to quit the law enforcement job he loved. The topper: In order to keep his sidewinder snake of a cousin from inheriting, Josh has to honor his uncle’s will and marry within two weeks. Life can’t get much worse, and then he falls for an eccentric, spitfire songwriter with a mysterious past and a passel of troublesome admirers. Marrying Paris is about as smart as kissing a coyote, but that’s exactly what Josh intends to do--whether she likes it or not. Together they could realize their dreams. That’s if they don't drive each other crazy first!
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ROMANCING THE WEST (Book Two)
Emily McBride is in a pickle. The preacher’s daughter writes scandalous romantic adventures under a penname and someone’s uncovered her true identity. If the blackmailer exposes her double life her small town friends and the man of her dreams will never speak to her again. Worse, she’s growing fond of her new friend, a literary poet, who would surely be horrified by her dime novel fame.

When lawman Seth Wright is recruited into the covert government agency, The Peacemaker Alliance, he’s eager to kick desperado butt. Instead his first mission is to travel to California to propose to Miss Emily McBride on behalf of his boss. Worse, when he arrives, the small town librarian mistakes him for a dandified poet! With two unwanted suitors and a blackmailer hounding her, Seth pretends to be that poet so he can stay close and protect her. It’s what his new boss would want. Unfortunately, Seth develops genuine feelings for the passionate book lover, which risks his future as a Peacemaker, especially when he learns she is not what she seems. More jolting . . . neither is he.
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FALL OF ROME (Book Three)
Famous for bending the law to get his man, former Wells Fargo detective Rome Garrett signs on with the Peacemaker Alliance, a covert government agency intent on taming the west. His first assignment, bringing down cold-blooded killer Bulls-eye Brady, will help return his tarnished career to glory. Even better, when he learns he must team up with the only woman who ever broke his heart, Rome considers it a bonus. He vows to show his old flame how it feels to love and lose, vanquishing the hellcat from his dreams once and for all.

Retired cardsharp, Kat Simmons, has been in hiding from Bulls-eye Brady for six years. Now she’s being asked to risk her obscurity and join a whirlwind poker tournament to bait Brady into reclaiming the woman who "got away." Trapping Brady, a man she fears, means teaming up with Rome Garrett, the only man she ever loved. She should feel safer having the Peacemaker with her, but the passion that reignites between them is frightening and past betrayals difficult to forget, especially when a secret is revealed that could doom any chance at love.
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Author Info:
Storytelling comes naturally to award-winning author Beth Ciotta. Dubbed "fun and sexy" by Publisher's Weekly, Beth specializes in writing Romantic Comedy with a Twist of Suspense and is published in contemporary, historical, steampunk, and paranormal romantic fiction. 
Author- Beth Ciotta
Beth lives in NJ with her husband, two zany dogs, and a crazy cat. A veteran professional performer, Beth now pours her artistic passion into her writing. To learn more about her colorful life, visit her website at www.bethciotta.com

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Review & Giveaway:
Breaking All the Rules by Cynthia Sax

Blurb:
Nathan Lawford, Blaine Technologies' Chief Financial Officer, is known as the Iceman. He conducts his personal and business affairs without emotion, never allowing himself to become involved with anyone. When Nate see something or someone he wants, he negotiates, paying a simple, set monetary price.

Now he wants Camille, the company's green-haired intern.

Camille Joplin Trent never expected to be paid to pleasure the man of her dreams. She can't quite figure out why this is a bad thing. Nate is intelligent, handsome, sophisticated- everything she's ever wanted in a lover and never thought she could have. Their contract is for a month, thirty lust-filled days of making ever sexual fantasy they've ever had come true. At the end of this month, the rules state their relationship will end.

Of course, Camille has never been good at following rules.

Review: 
**Warning if you are prone to hot flashes and blushing, avoid reading this book in public!**

If you are a fan of the erotica genre and aren't reading Cynthia Sax you are missing out! Breaking All the Rules is a spin off of her ever popular Seen Trilogy and Flashes of Me, but could be read as a stand alone novella.

Everyone always says opposites attract and boy do they ever. Nathan is the Iceman, he is serious, he makes rules, he needs rules, rules keep his life tidy and in order. We first met Camille as the rule breaking intern in Flashes of Me. This green-haired minx breaks all the rules and pushes Nathan right over the edge.. in a good way! This isn't your typical Cinderella story- Nathan needs Camille just as much as she needs him.

Ms. Sax does a wonderful job of building this story and I was hooked from their first elevator ride together and this story kept me turning the pages.  I gave this novella 4.5 Stars and you can be sure anything Cynthia Sax writes will be added to my TBR list!

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Author Info:
Cynthia Sax lives in a world filled with magic and romance. Although her heroes might not always say, "I love you," they will do anything for the women they adore. They live passionately. They play hard. They love the same women forever.

Cynthia has loved the same wonderful man forever. Her supportive hubby offers himself up to the joys and pains of research, while they travel the world together, meeting fascinating people and finding inspiration in exotic places, such as Istanbul, Bali and Chicago. Please visit her on the web at www.CynthiaSax.com.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

COVER REVEAL: Make It Count by Megan Erickson

Totally looking forward to this book! Enjoy the cover and excerpt and be sure to add this to your TBR list! :) Melissa

Excerpt: 
     Kat gathered her books and stuffed them into her plaid Burberry messenger bag, then headed toward the front doors, smoothie from the library snack shop in hand. Head bent, fiddling with the clasp of her bag, she stumbled into a wall of human on the pavement outside.
     
“Oh, I’m sorry—” Her voice dropped out when she realized the solid flesh belonged to Alec, Max’s best friend.
   
  She’d only met him once or twice before he’d moved in with Max this semester and every time, he cocked his eyebrow with a half frown like he knew something she didn’t. Which he actually did, since he had brainy superpowers. Smarter than a speeding Einstein. Able to leap over C-minus students like her in a single bound.
    
      She didn’t trust people that smart. And she didn’t trust a guy who didn’t ogle her ass or leer at her boobs like every other member of the straight male species on the planet.
Right now, that raised-eyebrow frown pinned her where she stood. His pale green eyes behind thick black frames roamed over her shoulder to the library and then back to her. With his pin-stripe button-down, dark jeans with Converse shoes and hair styled in a short, messy pompadour, he looked like a nerdy Elvis.
     
     His frown morphed into a smile when he spotted the smoothie in her hand, and she definitely didn’t notice his full lips. “You know, you don’t have to venture into the forbidden zone just to get a smoothie.”
    
       Oooh. The jerk. She glanced around surreptitiously, then leaned in and spoke in a low voice. “Just play it cool. Don’t let it slip someone like me snuck in the library.” She gripped his forearm and whispered. 
          
     “Password today is rosebud.”
   
       His face blanked and he looked at her like he’d never seen her before. Kat debated whether or not that was an improvement over his other look.

     But then those intelligent eyes narrowed and a smirk curled his lips. “I know. We nerds get an e-mail every morning.”
   
       See? He always needed the last word. She propped a hand on her hip and leaned in. “Well, sounds like you have a mole. Might want to look into that.”

He opened his mouth but she cut him off. “Just looking out for you guys. Anyway, see ya around!”
Before he could shoot back a snarky comeback, Kat skirted around him and bounded down the stairs. She chalked that up as Kat 1, Alec 0.

Author Info:
MEGAN ERICKSON grew up in a family that averages 5’3” on a good day and started writing to create characters who could reach the top kitchen shelf.
She’s got a couple of tattoos, has a thing for gladiators and has been called a crazy cat lady. After working as a journalist for years, she decided she liked creating her own endings better and switched back to fiction.
She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids and two cats. And no, she still can’t reach the stupid top shelf.

Links:
Author website: http://meganerickson.org/