Monday, December 30, 2013

Review: Needing Her by Molly McAdams

Synopsis:
She's the girl next door 
Marci Price isn't really into relationships. Having four very protective older brothers has always made having a boyfriend very difficult anyway. But her friend is set on finding her the right guy- and thinks the mysterious Connor Green is the perfect pick. 

He's her brother's best friend
Connor Green is trying to find himself again, He loved, then lost and it's time for him to pick up the pieces. His brooding is making his friends crazy, but Maci who has grown up into a gorgeous and incredibly sexy woman, is about to break the spell. 

They're made for each other
When Maci starts up old pranks to get Connor out of his slump, an all-out-war leads to a night that will break all the rules...and a relationship they must keep hidden. Together they're electric. Apart they are safe. And soon they'll each find that they're exactly what the other needs. 

Review:

Several books ago, Molly McAdams earned a spot on my must buy  list. I eagerly anticipated Needing Her, as I wanted more Connor (who we initially met, and some of us fell in love with in From Ashes).  Let me start by saying I did go into this book a tiny bit hesitantly, this is my first Molly McAdams novella and sometimes I find that I don't love novellas by some of my favorite authors  I know how talented they are and I want more story from them than what they can give me in 200 pages. My fears, as usual we totally way off base. Needing Her was AMAZING! I read this book and thought, wait.. that was a novella?

This book is full of vivid details and the trademark Molly McAdams writing style that will have you flipping pages, guessing what's next and it left me with a big smile when I finished the last page. This book was everything I wanted for Connor and more. It is full of prank-tastic humor, love, lust, sexual tension and of course a little angst (come on.. you know it has to have a little of that in there somewhere). I loved Maci, and even loved her overprotective big brothers… well most of the time.


Needing Her does have ties to From Ashes, but can absolutely stand alone and enough back story is given to make a newbie immediately fall into sync with the story and not feel as if they missed anything by starting with this book. 

I highly recommend you check out this book (I refuse to call this a novella any longer). It has earned its place as one of my favorite Molly McAdams books!


PS> I PURCHASED Needing Her on release day, because even though I could have probably been granted a copy for review purposes, I love to support the writers that are my favorites and I "NEEDED" to own this book! 


Buy Links:
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Author Links: 
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Until next time… Happy Reading.. and HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Needing Her Molly McAdams Prank-Tacular Blog Tour
PLAY ALONG FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN!

A fabulous, fun and sexy New Adult novella from New York Times Best Selling Author Molly McAdams. If you loved Connor in FROM ASHES, this is the story for you.



Synopsis: 

She's the girl next door 
Marci Price isn't really into relationships. Having four very protective older brothers has always made having a boyfriend very difficult anyway. But her friend is set on finding her the right guy- and thinks the mysterious Connor Green is the perfect pick. 


He's her brother's best friend
Connor Green is trying to find himself again, He loved, then lost and it's time for him to pick up the pieces. His brooding is making his friends crazy, but Maci who has grown up into a gorgeous and incredibly sexy woman, is about to break the spell. 

They're made for each other
When Maci starts up old pranks to get Connor out of his slump, an all-out-war leads to a night that will break all the rules...and a relationship they must keep hidden. Together they're electric. Apart they are safe. And soon they'll each find that they're exactly what the other needs. 

WHO IS THE REAL MOLLY McADAMS? 

Molly McAdams is pulling a prank on the internet to celebrate the release of her first prank-tastic novella, Needing Her, on 12/23! For eight days until Needing Her goes on-sale, the internet will be brimming with New Adult celebs like J. Lynn, Jay Crownover, Sophie Jordan and more- all pretending to be the REAL Molly McAdams. All have filled out the same Q&A, so it's up tot he fans to guess which one is the real Molly! Each day, a new Q&A will go live on a variety of blogs, and if you guess who's answering the questions in the comments, you could win a fabulous gift basket, including books from all participating authors, as well as a prank "starter-kit," for your own practical jokes. Here are the participants: 

Molly McAdams
J. Lynn
Monica Murphy
Lisa DesRochers
Jay Crownover
Sophie Jordan
Nichole Chase
Blogger Yara Santos of Once Upon a Twilight

So see if you can guess who's who by commenting, and you'll be entered to win a lavish prize basket. And check all the other participating blogs until 12/23 to see if you can pick out the REAL Molly McAdams. Identities will be revealed and the winner will be announced on 12/24, on these blogs as well as on the Between the Covers FB page

12/19- Molly McAdams Pretender #4

Favorite Food?
Ain't no think like a chicken wing, ya'll

Favorite color?
White. What? It's a color. It goes with EVERYTHING.

Favorite band and/or favorite song?
Anything from Lil' Wayne. I love him and his gold capped teeth. Don't hate. WHEEZY 4EVA!!!

How do you come with with your book ideas?
I pay attention to the people I know in real life. I know some cray cray people.

What is the best prank you've ever played on someone?
Oh lawd, once while road-tripping with my best friend for a signing, I convinced my publicist I'd been detained for questioning in a string of adult sex toy store robberies throughout Texas because I was late reaching a signing. 

What's your fascination with detectives?
Once you go pop a cop a copy, you can't stop. Wait that came out all kinds of wrong. I married one! Love me a man in uniform.

What's the thing you love most about Needing Her? 
Green kool-aid and abs. Ya'll will understand when you read NEEDING HER.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Finding My Forever by Heidi McLaughlin

Synopsis:
Everywhere I look, my friends are settling down- marriage, children, white picket fences, but not me. Marriage is not in the cards for me. I'm a ladies man.

A rock star.

I was born and raised in the industry.
I love everything about my life, especially the attention from the women that my status brings me.

Women find me. I don't chase. I know what they want and they know I'll deliver.

But after one look, one touch, one night...

Now I'm the one doing the chasing.

I need to find a way to show her that I'm serious, that I can change.
I need to find a way to show her that I can love her fully, and only her.
I need to find a way to show her that she's my forever.

Review:
I was in love with Heidi McLaughlin's Beaumont Series long before I ever turned the first page of this book. After finishing this book, I am even more in love and found myself doing a quick google search before I even finished the last chapter in hopes of finding a sneak peak of what's next for this series!

Heidi is a gifted writer. the voice she gives to her characters is unlike any other writer I have read recently and I love it! The alternating POV's work marvelously, and I feel like I have a direct link to her characters souls.

Jimmy has a bad boy image, but he isn't really a bad boy. Deep down he like the other members of 4225 West- is a good guy, an honest guy, and when he commits himself to something he does it with every part of his being. He wants a future with Jenna and come hell or high water he is going to do his damnedest to make it happen.

Jenna narrowly escaped her past abusive marriage, so she is leary and Jimmy's relationship proceeds itself. She finds it hard to resist him, but will Jimmy be able convince her he is for real?

I loved this story. I love how the members of the band are a family, and all come together to help each other. It was great visiting with the rest of the gang (Harrison especially- he is my book boyfriend, although I do have a giant crush on Jimmy as well).

I give Finding My Forever - 6 STARS on a 5 Star scale. This series can be read stand alone, but I recommend reading it in order. You will fully appreciate the characters, as well as the authors amazing storytelling.

What are you waiting for, the pre-order for this book is available right now!!!

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Author Heidi McLaughlin

Author Info:
Heidi is the author of USA Today, Kobo, Digital Book World, Amazon and Barnes and Noble Bestselling series, The Beaumont Series.

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell and two Parakeets.

During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about land use. At night, she's writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting court side during either daughter's basketball games.


Links:
Heidi:
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Brandyn Farrell- Cover model:
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Scott Hoover- Photographer:
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I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. As always, any opinions expressed her are are my own and I was not compensated for this review.

Until next time... Happy Reading!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Questions with Toni Aleo & Giveaway!
Blue Lines on 12/9!








Opposites do more than just attract in Toni Aleo’s latest Nashville Assassins novel about a very bad boy and the good girl he can’t resist.

The instant Piper Allen sees Erik Titov, she wants him—wants his rock-hard body, sure, but the strength and mystery that lies behind that superstar hockey jock demeanor, too. So when he sidles up to her at a bar and slinks his arm around her waist, she’s lost. What follows is the wildest night of her life . . . followed by inevitable heartbreak the next morning. And then, a few weeks later, a very big surprise: two blue lines on a pregnancy test.

Only a check to the head could make Erik fall for a nice girl like Piper. But since their crazy-sexy night together, he’s been trying to forget about her alluring body by falling into bed with every woman in Nashville, and it’s not working. So when Piper shows up at his house with a baby-bomb to drop, it doesn’t take much for Erik to suggest the nuclear option: marriage. While it’s supposed to be all for show, the second they say “I do,” the ice between them starts to melt into sizzling steam.

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Toni Aleo is the author of the Nasvhille Assassins series: Taking ShotsTrying to ScoreEmpty Net, Falling for the Backup, and Blue Lines.


When not rooting for her beloved Nashville Predators, she’s probably going to her husband’s and son’s hockey games and her daughter’s dance competitions, taking pictures, scrapbooking, or reading the latest romance novel.



She lives in the Nashville area with her husband, two children, and a bulldog. Read more about Toni here.

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The Saving of Benjamin Chambers by Anna Bloom
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New Adult Contemporary Romance
Published December 4th, 2013

Synopsis:
Benjamin Chambers needs saving, he just does not know it yet. Bored of his life of repetitive gigs with a band going nowhere fast and one night stands with girls who are only interested in his role as a lead singer, something has got to change. It’s just what do you do when the only life you know involves messing around with guitars and attempting to run away from any female attention that comes your way.

Ben has a New Year’s resolution and one that he is determined to keep, quit the band and get a life of his own. Little does Ben realise that on his last night with his band Sound Box he is going to meet a girl who will turn everything he knows upside down.

As Ben sets himself the challenge to find ‘The Girl’ again, he may be about to learn that in an effort to rescue her, he himself will be the one to be saved.





       Delilah, Lilah or whatever she is called is, standing over on the far side of the room, her back against the wall wearing a figure-hugging red, floor-length dress. Her dark hair and eyes stand out in contrast. She looks like a Forties movie star, all curves and perfect poise, watching everyone with a critical eye. She hates this place and she hates the people that are here, that is clear to me straight away.
       I want to jump off the stage to get to her. I can’t tear my eyes away, even though Dave has picked up my guitar and shoved it back into my hands, hissing, “play, you idiot.”
       I am walking to the front of the stage still staring when I notice that I am being watched but not by her.
       Some guy who looks like a pretentious arsehole is watching me watch her and then he starts to move across the floor to get to her before I can leave the stage. I am stuck like a rabbit in headlights, rooted to the spot as I watch him clearly move towards her like he is proving he has ownership.
       When he gets to her he pulls her in close and winds his hands around her waist. I have to physically restrain myself from leaping off the stage and punching him. That’s what I want to do, a deep urge burning inside me. Jump from the stage, bop him on the nose, hopefully causing significant blood loss, and then throw her over my shoulder and march her off with her someplace. Someplace where I can kiss her and talk to her, in no particular order. Then I may well ask her to marry me because I am pretty sure that I want to.
       I don’t though, I don’t move from my spot on the edge of the stage. I start to play my guitar instead but not the song the rest of the band are expecting. Luckily it has a long intro so they are able to catch up.
       As I start to sing ‘Wonderwall’ I watch as the banker wanker twirls her onto the dance floor.
       It’s not a song for twirling, what is he doing the bloody arse?
      She has her hands on his shoulders and her back to me but I can clearly see an enormous diamond ring sitting on her left hand from my spot quite a distance away on stage.
       Damn it to hell.
     I nearly stop singing, but I hold it together and as I head into the second verse my choice of song becomes even more appropriate.
      The banker wanker pulls her in even tighter and I get a nasty taste in the back of my mouth. I am just in the middle of the chorus when they take a turn and I catch a glimpse of her face.
      That’s what does it. That very moment gives me something completely different to live for.
       Her.
      She is biting her lower lip and the beautiful eyes are staring far away in the distance, framed by a frown. She looks like she would rather be anywhere then where she is right now. She looks lost, but on top of that she looks lonely and I feel a bubble of something well up inside me, something like joy. Joy at the fact that this guy holding her, who’s obviously bought her the ring, has no idea what she is feeling. I don’t think he has looked at her face once, not to read it the way that I am. This is good. It means that if I can get to talk to her again then I can make sure my words are the right ones, the ones to make her notice me, the ones to make her want to at least talk to me. And, well, if that fails then I will just crinkle my freckles at her, pick her up and throw her over my shoulder and march off with her hoping for the best.
       I know that I will do anything to save her from whatever is causing her sadness and by doing that I have a feeling she will save me.





Anna Bloom is a contemporary romance writer who writes about life as it happens. Combining a busy schedule of looking after two small children whilst working in a local school and completing The Uni Files series she also spends a lot of time imagining kissing hot guys – all in the name of her art.

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Friday, December 6, 2013

COVER REVEAL: Finding My Forever
By Heidi McLaughlin

I am so excited to participate in the cover reveal for Heidi McLaughlin's Beaumont Series book #3.... FINDING MY FOREVER! I love this series and can't wait for this book.. so without further ado..  here the awesome cover....

Pre-order for this book begins on 12/16/13 (Amazon only) and it will be release on December 30th! I have put both these dates on my calendar! 



Synopsis:
Everywhere I look, my friends are settling down - marriage, children, white picket fences; but not me. Marriage isn’t in the cards for me. I’m a ladies man.

A rock star. 

I was born and raised in the industry.
I love everything about my life, especially the attention from the women that my status brings me.

Women find me. I don’t chase. I know what they want and they know I’ll deliver.

But after one look, one touch, one night... 

Now I’m the one doing the chasing.

I need to find a way to show her that I’m serious, that I can change.
I need to find a way to show her that I can love her fully, and only her.
I need to find a way to show her that she’s my forever.

Author Links:  

OkayCreations – Cover designer

Brandyn Farrell – Cover model

Scott Hoover - Photographer

Buy Links for Beaumont Series Books #1 & 2 
The first two books in this series are currently on-sale- here are the Amazon links if you want to grab these before the release of Finding My Forever. Please note the books in this series are stand alone, but I recommend reading them in order, then you fully appreciate the characters and will enjoy seeing them again and again!
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About Heidi:
Heidi is the author of USA Today, Kobo, Digital Book World, Amazon and Barnes & Noble Bestselling series, The Beaumont Series.
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell and two Parakeets.
During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she's writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting courtside during either daughter's basketball games.

Let's Chat
Comment below and let me know what you think about this book! What do you hope to see with this book? I am hoping for a little more time with my favorite drummer Harrison :)

Until next time...Happy Reading!