Friday, October 31, 2014

Review: DUSTY DELINQUENTS by MARY ELIZABETH & SARAH ELIZABETH

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DUSTY DELINQUENTS
BY

MARY ELIZABETH & SARAH ELIZABETH





SYNOPSIS:

The innocent girl with a delinquent heart has to live with her bad choices. Secret hope and hurt feel like falling while she learns how to breathe again, but there's still freedom in trouble.

The runaway with blacked-out eyes is losing his grip. Crushing two hearts in one fist, his addiction bends rules and breaks deals, but the boy born for bliss isn't going anywhere without a fight.

Love is knowing they should stay away, but love is illogical at best.

She's afraid to let go.

He won't let her.

This is how silliness and foolishness grow up.

Here, forever is a lie.
 


REVIEW:

I'm actually struggling to put into words how I feel about this book. This book deals fantastically with drug culture in teens. It shows us how drugs become the third person in a relationship causing almost a love triangle. I love the way the authors write about drugs as if they were a person this made the book so much more gritty and angsty. Throughout the book Dusty and Bliss are fighting for their happily ever after - do they get it? The authors include the surrounding characters brilliantly  enhancing the storyline with the realism they provide. I loved how connected emotionally I was with Dusty and Bliss and this is due to the exceptional talent of the authors. I award this book 5 fabulous stars and look forward to reading more from both of these authors in the future! Thank you for sharing your work with us at For The Love Of Books ~ Rosie

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Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/1q4Eipw

AUTHOR BIO:

Mary Elizabeth





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About this author

Mary Elizabeth is an up and coming author who finds words in chaos, writing stories about the skeletons hanging in your closets. Known as The Realist, she is one half of The Elizabeths--a duo brave enough to never hide the truth.

Mary was born and raised in Southern California. She is a wife, mother of four beautiful children, and dog tamer to one enthusiastic Pit Bull and a prissy Chihuahua. She's a hairstylist by day but contemporary fiction, new adult author by night. Mary can often be found finger twirling her hair and chewing on a stick of licorice while writing and rewriting a sentence over and over until it's perfect. She discovered her talent for tale-telling accidentally, but literature is in her chokehold. And she's not letting go until every story is told.

"The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure."--Jeremiah 17:9


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yelly. yellowglue. poet half. sun half. squeak. cuppycakes. precious pinks. sarahbear. warren. little grey. and a girl named ben. secret keeper, love's listener -

lone wolf born a unicorn with a red panda soul and a heart i drew myself.

friend, sister, elizabeth, and truelove.

synesthete, heart-junkie, compatriot, and messenger.

truth seeker and shiner.

i like people who make me feel like dancing, and i'm in love with limerence.

i make art with words and love with my art.

i listen.

i write.

and then,
there's gravity.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Blog Tour: THE HALF OF US by Cardeno C.

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The Half of Us
By Cardeno C.
Published: October 10th 2014 by Dreamspinner Press
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Short-tempered, arrogant heart surgeon Jason Garcia grew up wanting a close-knit family, but believes he ruined those dreams when he broke up his marriage. The benefit of divorce is having as much random sex as he wants, and it’s a benefit Jason is exploiting when he meets a sweet, shy man at a bar and convinces him to go home for a no-strings-attached night of fun.
Eight years living in Las Vegas hasn’t dimmed Abe Green’s optimism, earnestness, or desire to find the one. When a sexy man with lonely eyes propositions him, Abe decides to give himself a birthday present—one night of spontaneous fun with no thoughts of the future. But one night turns into two and then three, and Abe realizes his heart is involved.

For the first time, Abe feels safe enough with someone he respects and adores to let go of his inhibitions in the bedroom. If Jason can get past his own inhibitions and open his heart and his life to Abe, he might finally find the family he craves.







REVIEW

This book was a quick read, in simple terms it is about 2 men falling in love. Needless to say it isn't quite as simple as that! Jason and Abe definitely suit the phrase 'opposites attract'. Ultimately the question is can Jason let Abe into his family and can Abe accept this family? I enjoyed the easy camaraderie between these two men, they were instantly attracted to each other and this book certainly shows us their physical connection!! I enjoyed this book and award it 4 stars.






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Cardeno C. – CC to friends – is a hopeless romantic who wants to add a lot of happiness and a few “awwws” into a reader’s day. Writing is a nice break from real life as a corporate type and volunteer work with gay rights organizations. Cardeno’s stories range from sweet to intense, contemporary to paranormal, long to short, but they always include strong relationships and walks into the happily-ever-after sunset.
Cardeno’s Home, Family, and Mates series have received awards from Love Romances and More Golden Roses, Rainbow Awards, the Goodreads M/Romance Group, and various reviewers. But even more special to CC are heartfelt reactions from readers, like, “You bring joy and love and make it part of the every day.”
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Blog Tour: LEFT BEHIND by Vi Keeland and Dylan Scott

LEFT BEHIND
A New Adult Romance novel

New York Times Bestselling Author Vi Keeland and Dylan Scott
Release date 10/16/2014


Excerpt
He looks up and I watch his eyes take me in.  Slowly.  They rake over me, dropping from my eyes to my glossed lips down to my exposed shoulders.  Taking his time, he follows the neckline of my simple, yet body contouring sundress, lingering when he reaches my full breasts.  I’m sufficiently covered, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t aware that the dress showed off my assets well.  Tight around my chest, gathering snuggly at the waist, with a scant amount of cleavage.  Just enough coverage to still leave something for him to imagine.  And I watch his face change as his imagination takes off running.
His eyes drift down my legs, tanned now from the eternal California sun.  Momentarily he’s lost in what he sees and doesn’t even notice I’m watching him leer.  Totally worth the extra effort getting ready tonight, I couldn’t be happier at the reaction I get.  Eventually, his eyes make their way back up to mine and I arch one eyebrow, letting him know he’s been caught.  A normal reaction might be to look embarrassed or perhaps even flustered a little.  But not Zack.  Instead, he flashes me a wicked grin.  “You look incredible.”  He’s the one doing the leering, yet I’m the one who ends up blushing.

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Book Information: Release Date 10/16/2014
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Blurb
Two stories so deeply intertwined, you’ll think you know how they intersect…but you’ll be wrong….
Zack Martin
The day I met Emily Bennett my whole world changed. Sure, we were just kids, but I was old enough to know my life would never be the same. She was my best friend. My destiny. My fate. I wasn’t wrong…I just didn’t know how twisted fate could be.
Nikki Fallon
After the death of my mother, moving from my dark and dreary trailer park to sunny California, I was focused on one thing – finding a sister I’d only just learned existed. Falling in love with him wasn’t part of the plan. But he filled a void I never knew was possible to fill. He had to be my fate. My destiny. Until the day I finally found out who my sister was…and how twisted fate could be.

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REVIEW:

What a lovely book this is! It is perfectly suited for its intended audience of New Adult. Nikki is a strong young lady who is a great inspiration of how great it is to live and have lived. She stayed positive throughout. Zack struggles initially to be a strong male lead. It isn't until he meats Nikki that he grows from a boy into a man. The twist in the story is intriguing and parts kept me guessing until the very end. I love that the authors have us a realistic supporting cast. In fact I hope one day that Keller and Ashley may get their own book? Thank you for a heart warming story. I enjoyed it and award it 4 stars ~ Rosie

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Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn't change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work.  She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!
Dylan Scott
Dylan Scott is a New York trial attorney, wife and mother of four.  She believes her job as a trial attorney is a subcategory to the field of entertainment more than law.   With a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature she believed teaching English was a destined career choice until she realized her life long talent of "argument" could actually be her job.   A recent, fairly boring, midlife crisis resulted in a brief stint as a middle school English teacher which confirmed that she wasn't ready to give up the law.   Dylan has also taught legal courses at the college level and worked with at-risk inner city youth in the roles of mentor and coach.  She is co-author Vi Keeland's biggest fan.
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Blog Tour: WHAT SHE LOST AND FOUND by M.L.Garcia






Release Date: October 15th, 2014
Book Title:  WHAT SHE LOST AND FOUND
Genres: Fiction - New Adult - Contemporary Romance - Suspense

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Synopsis:

When you are faced with challenges, what matters most is how you choose to deal with them. That determines your fate...

Her life seemed perfect...
Her best friend since childhood, was like a sister to her. Wherever she'd go, her best friend Christina, was usually nearby. It should have been a wonderful beginning into adulthood during her freshman year of college. Unfortunately, two horrible nights would shake her world to the core.
Innocence would be stolen, lives would be shattered and a young life is lost. Nothing would ever be the same again for Daniela.

Daniela Franco stopped trusting others after a horrible ordeal she experienced, at the hands of people within her own hometown. With a past that relentlessly continues to control her life, she decides to protect herself by never allowing anyone to get close enough to destroy her world again.

For the past few years, focusing on work and school, staying away from the wild-college parties and keeping a tiny circle of friends, has kept her safe. But life has a way of changing things.

Her secrets from the past begin to slowly resurface, threatening to rock her world again in the dark and destructive ways it had years earlier.
Can Daniela face the demons from her past, when they are determined to finish what was started?
Will the people she has begun opening up to, be able to survive her secrets as well as their own?

With new friendships, chances to build trust again, the possibility of finding love and experiencing intimacy the way it is meant to be,
changes are certain.

Daniela must try to live with what she lost and with what will soon be found...


**MATURE CONTENT WARNING: FOR MATURE READERS ONLY**

REVIEW:

This is certainly one of those books that once you start it you can hardly put it down until it is finished! (By the way I happen to love books like that!) What She Lost And Found covers some very real and very difficult situations, but M.L Garcia writes with realism and compassion. Daniela, the main female character, has more traumatic events happen to her and those she loves than any one person deserves. However, she deals with these events with strength and courage making her a female  character to look up to. Alex and Nathan both love Daniela in different ways, but can Daniela open her heart to them before it is too late?
I love the surrounding characters such as Bridget, she supports Daniela through all the ups and downs. Whilst adding humour and realism to the story.
Daniela eventually realises that life is short and you have to move on from what you've lost to enjoy what you've found! A gritty and enjoyable book. I award it 4 stars ~ Rosie


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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Release Day Blitz: WASTED LOVE by Danielle Jamie





Title: Wasted Love

Series: Brooklyn #1

 Author: Danielle Jamie
 Release Date: October 28, 2014








WARNING

Prepare to laugh your
butt off and become extremely hot & bothered! Brooklyn Bennett
breaks the mold when it comes to female heroines she is not your average
chick! She loves sex, hot guys, and her best friend Savannah fiercely
and has a slight obsession with Jared Leto.






SYNOPSIS


You got to know me in my
best friend Savannah’s series. Now it’s my turn to tell you my story
and for you to see my best friend's journey to her happily ever after
through my eyes.

My life is far from the norm. First off, I’m not
your average girl. I’m wild, crazy, and everyone who knows me say’s I’m
a free spirit. I guess I am, because I don’t sweat the little things.

Life is too short.

I
love hard and live harder. My dream is to become a star and that dream
comes first and foremost before anything and anyone...except for my best
friend Savannah, who I'd go to hell and back for. At 24 years old, I’m
not looking for love. I’m just looking for a good time and a nice
distraction after busting my butt on a movie set all week. The thought
of falling in love has never crossed my mind. I’m too driven for love
and everything that comes with it.

That is until I meet a certain
Southern hottie by the name of Dixon Beaumont, who just so happens to
be the cousin of Kayden Knox. He flips my world upside down the moment
we meet.

The only problem is he’s the male version of me: Career driven and enjoying having a good time with no plans on settling down.

Throw
in a bad boy rocker and a sweet Aussie and I find myself going from a
simple, carefree life to a full-blown love square. It’s going to be
dramatic. But hey, what’s life without a little drama?












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EXCERPT 


“So, am I at the top of the list?” Xander asks standing and leaning in
to give me another virtuous kiss.

Laughing against his lips, I slide along the wall to escape his kiss. I make my
way toward the door, making an extra effort to shake my ass as I walk across
the room. “Almost. You got some more work to do.”

My vagina is freaking numb and tingling as I make my way into the ladies room.
After using the bathroom I check my make up to make sure I don’t look like I
just had a mind blowing orgasm in the green room before going back out into the
bar.

When I step out of the ladies room Xander is leaning against the wall waiting
for me surrounded by three women. Normal girls would feel jealous and have
their claws out within seconds, ready to scratch their eyes out. But not me.
All I have to do I take a step and feel that delicious sensation between my
legs and remember where his mouth just was that they are gawking at.

Unless they want to taste my snatch I suggest they move on to another conquest.

“Ready?” He asks, as I approach causing the girls to turn their attention from
him to me.

I flash them a mega-watt Hollywood smile, “yup. I need a good strong drink.
Especially after that performance.” I can barely keep a straight face as I walk
up and take his hand to pull him from the wall.

One of the girls beams up at him, “oh my gosh I know! Wasn’t he amazing
tonight? That performance was one of your best yet.”

Oh how true that is. If only she knew the performance I am actually
referencing. She is right, it was one of his best yet.

Xander excuses himself from the groupies and finally after what feels like an
eternity we make it to the bar. His bandmates are still hanging out at the
stage talking with the fans, mainly girls. I spot Savannah, Kayden, Reagan,
Jacob and Zak at the bar.

“Hey guys! So what did you think? They totally rocked, right?” I ask sliding up
onto a bar stool beside Savannah.

Kayden has his arm around Savannah, while sipping on a cup of ice water.
Setting it down, he reaches his free hand out clapping Xander on the shoulder,
“You guys are really good. You’ve got a unique sound that I think will help get
you far in the industry. You can branch out into other genres and in the music
business right now that’s really important. I will definitely be adding y’all
to my iPod.”

“You missed the other show here tonight.” Reagan interjects. I can’t help but
notice the sly smile on his face and Savannah’s cheeks grow red like they
always do when she’s put on the spot.

Resting my hands on my hips I ask shouting over the music, “what did I miss?!”

Jacob sets his beer down and stands next to Kayden to rest his arm on Kayden’s
shoulder and beaming ear to ear, “Savannah here helped me win a hundred bucks
tonight.”

“What?” I ask whipping my head from Jacob to Savannah.

“Yup. I lost a hundred frickin’ dollars to this jackass.” Kayden says bitterly,
but his lips curl up just enough for me to tell he’s only yanking Jacob’s
chain.

“I rode the mechanical bull! Can you believe it?! And not just for a second but
thirty seconds!”

Reagan lets out a loud chuckle, “I told her all the wild cowboy sex she’s been
having prepared her for that moment.”

I am the one laughing now. I press my palm to my side to try and stop the cramp
forming in my stomach from laughing so hard. “Oh my God Reagan that is so
something I would say! Gosh, I’ve missed you!” I tell him pulling him in for a
hug. “Now get me a drink. I need a Jack and Coke. STAT.”









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Amazon Bestselling Author and a mother of 3 wonderful kids. Madison 11 Bailey 6 and Finn 3. I run a successful online boutique, Bailey Booper’s Boutique; many of my items featured on Teen Mom 2.

I live in a small town in NY with my husband of 11 years, enjoying my happily ever after. My perfect day is spending time at the beach, I love the Ocean. I’m an outdoorsy type of girl; every chance I get I’m outside walking or running around with my kids.

I have been writing for as long as I can remember but I finally decide to pursue my dreams of sharing my stories with the world when I published my first Novel Irresistible Desire back in March 2013.



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Monday, October 27, 2014

Darkest Before Dawn by Amelia Hutchins

Going through an apocalyptic event doesn't mean the end of the world.

My dad is a modern day Noah, you know building an ark, trying to save folks and getting my brother, and I ready for the impending end of days – whatever that means.

Nothing in his prepper manuals had us ready for what actually happened.
I had nothing to prepare me for Jaeden and Lachlan. Heck, I don’t know of any girl that would have been prepared for those two.

There was nothing to prepare us for the things that go bump in the night or zombies, although now that I think on it, zombies might have been easier to deal with than what really happened. No, an apocalyptic event is just a set-up for things in our world to be shaken AND stirred.

What will rise from the ruins remains to be seen.

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REVIEW
4 1/2 COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN STARS! So I'm a huge fan of Amelia Hutchins and in fact her Fae Chronicles is one of my favorite series. I was intrigued by the synopsis and the book did not disappoint! I think people who go into this book thinking it is going to be like the Fae Chronicles or try to compare them will be disappointed. This is something completely different. I loved the humor in this one. There were a few things that I didn't love which is why I couldn't rate this a 5 star. Emma had moments where she would annoy me but I think part of that is her age and it works with storyline but sometimes I just wanted to smack her. The men are hot and very alpha. Also the sex scenes are BEYOND steamy! I don't want to spoil anything so I'll just say I'm looking forward to the next book and I was entertained and enjoyed reading this one! 
~ LJ ~


About The Author
Amelia lives in the great Pacific Northwest with her family. When not writing, she can be found on her page Erotica Book Club hanging out with her favorite book junkies. She's an avid reader of everything paranormal romance.