Thursday, 30 June 2016

Release Tour - Desolate - A.M. Guilliams



Title: Desolate
Series: The Existing Series #1
Author: A.M. Guilliams
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 14, 2016
Photographer: Cassy Roop
Cover Designer: Pink Ink Designs






Magdalena DeLuca based her life around one sentence. Seven words that forever changed her outlook on life. She attempted and failed numerous times to remain hopeful. When her world came crashing down yet again, she just knew the one sentence that haunted her had finally become her reality.

Weston Corbin was faced with harsh consequences when the one person he believed would never leave suddenly walked away, leaving him with more questions than answers. With no other option, he went back to a place that he never should’ve left. Home.

Happenstance brought them together. Fears bound them for life. Can two strangers show each other how to live instead of merely existing? Or will what they think they know overpower any semblance of a normal life?














"This book may go down in history as being one of the most unexpected endings I've ever had the pleasure of reading! Fair warning .. tissues were required." -Diane at Wicked Tales of Racy Reads

"One of the best reads this year. The way the author spins the story line was magical." -International Bestselling Author A.M. Willard

"This story is so tender and heart-wrenching. I was totally blown away by the ending. One of my favorites this year." -Author Amy Stephens
























A.M. Guilliams was raised in a small town located in Southern Virginia and even though she moved to the city in her early twenties, she’s still a country girl at heart. She loves being in the outdoors, traveling to new places, and spending time with her family. As a teenager, A.M. Guilliams played around with writing, but it wasn’t until 2013 that she decided to put her criminal justice degree to work and publish her first Romantic Suspense Novel, Beautifully Tainted. If you can’t find her in the writing cave, she’s probably enjoying her time with her husband, two daughters, and son; or throwing the ball around in the river for the family German Shepherd, and Chocolate Lab.

















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Cover Reveal - Banking the Billionaire (Billionaire Bad Boys #2) - Max Monroe






Lawd! Would you look at that smile?

Yes, we promise there’s a smile. Look up. Keep going. There it is!

Get ready, world. This is our favorite book yet. ;)



Release Date: July 26, 2016
Title: Banking the Billionaire
Series: Billionaire Bad Boys Book 2
Author: Max Monroe
Cover Designer: Perfect Pear Creative




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Blurb:
Uninhibited. Sarcastic. Confident. Beautiful. 
With a thriving photography career that allows her to travel all over the world and capture the hottest of men behind her camera lens, Cassie Phillips is the woman who can’t be tamed. 

Adrenaline-junkie. Jokester. Billionaire. Hot-as-sin. 
At six-foot-five, with muscles for days, and that perfect playful smile, Thatcher Kelly is the kind of man you don’t want to deny. 

Wild for wild. 
Prank for prank. 
The two most unlikely of people may be the only ones to see that some personality traits only run skin deep. 

Uncensored. Hilarious. And too damn hot to put into words. 
Grab a fan and get ready for one hell of a ride because when the opposite of opposites attract, things are bound to get a little messy.



Disclaimer: 

Authors are not responsible for feelings of lunacy, unhealthy attachment, or withdrawals following the completion of Banking the Billionaire.


Personal injury lawsuits should be fictional in nature and brought against Thatcher Kelly and Cassie Phillips. Honorable Judge MyCover presiding. 





Wednesday, 29 June 2016

REVIEW - The Selection - Kiera Cass





TITLE - The Selection

AUTHOR - Kiera Cass





Synopsis:


For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.


But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself—and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined. 




My Review:




Another series, I needed to catch up with. The last book had been released, and I'm only just starting. Have I mentioned, Dystopian stories are like a new drug, I love them! So addictive.

So The Selection is definitely in the YA category, and I do sometimes struggle with YA, only because I would like the lead characters to be a tad closer to my age, but to be honest this story rocked on it's own, I didn't really pay all that much attention to the age of the characters.

We are in a world miles away from our own, and things are very different from how they are for us. In this time, every time a Prince is of the age to marry, there is a process called The Selection, where girls from across the Castes 1-5 (lower groups 6-8 not included) are able to put forth an application, to be chosen for The Selection. Only 35 are chosen, and America Singer from Caste 5 (One of the lowest) is one of the chosen. Except she doesn't want to marry a Prince, or enter The Selection. She is dealing with a broken heart, and has no interest in the crown or the husband. She wants things to go back to how they were, and just concentrate on her music.

So we follow the first stages of The Selection in book 1. It's a look at how things are between the different caste girls, and also what is going on outside of the world that they know.
Each girl gets to meet the prince and go on a series of dates, as he eliminates the incompatible girls.

What with that seemingly quiet time, there is also many other issues taking place. Rebels attacking the castle, teen girls fighting to be Princess, and battling attraction that wasn't intentional or wanted. America is the middle of it all. Extremely exciting, but also confusing for her. Where the Prince should be the one making the choice, America is left with choices of her own.

It's a story full of action, drama, and chemistry. Something for everyone. And all under the backdrop of a world that is completely different from ours.
A uniquely clever story, that is beyond addictive. And my late arrival to this series, means I don't have to wait for the next book!




Star Ratings:


Plots: 4/5
Characters: 4/5
Heat: 2/5
Writing Style: 5/5
Overall: 4/5







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Book 1 in a complete series. 

Love Entwined - M.C. Decker - Release Boost!







Title: Love Entwined
Author: M.C. Decker
Genre: Contemporary Romance
  Release Date: June 22, 2016




Blurb


Are second chances possible in a world plagued with devastating loss, difficult obstacles and everyday commitments?



Having a very genuine understanding of death and grief, Ireland O’Brien has been able to put aside her anger and move forward with a career of helping orphaned children – making their lives better, even though she’s kept her own pain deeply buried within her heart.



Architectural engineer J. Bentley Roberts has also experienced his fair share of heartache. Nearly two decades ago, he suffered the loss of his role model and high school sweetheart in the same tragic accident. And, more recently, Bentley said goodbye to his marriage – leaving him to not only dust himself off, but also to help pick up his teenage son in the unsettling process.



As both of their best friends get ready to say their “I dos,” Ireland and Bentley find themselves together again after twenty years apart.



Will they be able to fight their past demons to finally find the love that’s always entwined them?







Purchase Links

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Author Bio





M.C. Decker is the author of the Unspoken Series, which includes Unwritten and Unscripted, and the upcoming standalone novel Love Entwined. She lives in a suburb of Flint, Michigan with her husband, Brian, and spoiled-rotten Siamese cat, Simon. For the last decade, she has worked as a journalist for several community newspapers in Mid-Michigan and Michigan’s Thumb region. She enjoys all things '80s and '90s pop culture: movies, boy bands, music and especially the color, hot pink. She also strictly lives by the motto, "Life is better in flip flops," and is a diehard Detroit Tigers fan.



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Sunday, 26 June 2016

REVIEW - Hidden - Stephanie St. Klaire


TITLE - Hidden

AUTHOR - Stephanie St. Klaire

Releases - June 30th



Synopsis:



Firefighter Colton Sparks is beautiful, brawny, and lonely? Colton, a die-hard romantic, is looking for a Hallmark worthy happily ever after, but finding Mrs. Right has been as fruitful as playing the lottery. It’s no secret that he dreams of white picket fences, finding love, and having a family. He has the white picket fence, he just needs her. 

He’s every woman’s dream; they just aren’t his. A total man’s man with testosterone driven tendencies smothered in a tough guy exterior, he has a soft spot…animals. He understands being the one nobody wants, so he rescues animals that aren’t perfect to the rest of the world. 
When a beautiful woman comes to town, he thinks he has found her. Megan Johnson is stunning with a regal quality that doesn’t live in small mountain towns, and a mystery that has him intrigued. She also happens to be his neighbor. 

Megan thought McKenzie Ridge was the perfect place to settle, for now. It was polar opposite of the glamorous life she abruptly abandoned. Small town living was anything but simple, it was damn hard! Gone were her days of fancy make up, and designer clothes, here were the days of flannel, fur lined boots, and becoming Megan Johnson. 

Things start to heat up, and fall into place with the handsome firefighter next door, when her past flashes its depraved and wrathful face. Can she stay in McKenzie and fight her demons, or will her secrets leave her alone and on the run? 

Is there a happily ever for Colton and Megan, or is love a deadly game of chance?


My Review:


Hidden is the second novel in the McKenzie Ridge series written by Stephanie St. Klaire. 
Rescued was the first novel in the series which was amazing, but Hidden is even better. I don’t know if it is because as a reader we have met many of the characters and fallen in love with them already, but I absolutely loved Hidden. 

Colton is such a hot man with a sensitive side that speaks to every woman. There is just enough mystery to keep the readers interested as well. While being the second book in the series, this novel can be read as a standalone novel. 

Hidden has a very interesting plot. Stephanie did a spectacular job of keeping the readers interested while giving them bits and pieces of imperative information to help them put the pieces of the puzzle together. I have to say this plot was one of the more interesting plots that I have read in a while. I loved the mystery of this book. I knew right away that Megan had more going on than anyone realised, but I didn’t expect some of the events that transpired. I love when a book catches me off guard and throws some curves in my way. 

The main character Megan is developed nicely. She has a long journey ahead of her at the start of the book and I love that readers were able to go on the journey with her. Colton develops a bit as well, but his main job in the book is to act as a catalyst for Megan to do some developing herself. I love their interactions with each other. 
Colton is one of my new book boyfriends for sure. He is described as attractive, but that is not what made me fall for him. He had me at animals. So as to not reveal too much, I will leave it at that. He melts my heart.

There is plenty of heat in this book. Stephanie sure knows how to heat a room up and make a girl blush. The interactions between characters is wonderful. I love how she allows the characters to develop and bond organically. I hate it when authors force the heat in books and rush the romance. Stephanie does not do this, which leads to a sweet yet spicy romance story. I also love all the humour in the book. All of her characters are funny and love to have a good time. I really felt like I was reading about down to earth people who could be friends of mine.

Overall, I absolutely loved Hidden. Stephanie St. Klaire is an author to look out for. She has a unique take on romance novels while throwing in a dash of mystery and action to give a girl everything she needs in a book. Her characters are relatable and very likeable. Stephanie transports you into her world and allows you to imagine you are a part of her tight knit group of characters. I would and have already recommended this book to others! 



Star Ratings:

Plots: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Heat: 5/5
Writing Style: 5/5
Overall: 5/5





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REVIEW - Karma - Nadine Nightingale



TITLE - Karma


AUTHOR - Nadine Nightingale




Synopsis:


People call me all sorts of names—bad girl, black sheep, and my all-time favorite...Satan’s bride. I could blame the fact I’m a witch for my behavior, but the truth is I’m infuriating, arrogant, and stab-worthy.

Alex Remington is a hunter and everything I’m not—righteous, honest, caring. We used to have a thing, but that was before he learned I’m a witch and tried to kill me.

Eighteen months later, he’s back in my life and we have a deal; I’ll help him save his brother and he’ll disappear from my life for good. But karma can be a real bitch…



My Review:


Karma by Nadine Nightingale is a paranormal romance. I instantly thought of the CW show Supernatural while I was reading this story. I am a huge Supernatural fan so I loved the book. 
Karma is about ex lovers getting together to save the hero's brother who's gone missing.

Alex and Jesse are partners and are in constant contact. When Jesse goes MIA, Alex knows there is only one person who can help him find his brother. Only issue is he's a hunter and Amanda is a witch. Working with witches goes against everything Alex believes in. Toss in the fact that they have a romantic history and she lied to him about who she was, you have a disaster in the making.

Amanda cannot say no to Alex. She doesn’t want to help the man who broke her heart but her loyalty lies with Jesse. He saved her once so it's her turn to repay the favor. Amanda just wants to start her normal life but can’t until this case is solved. 

Will Amanda be able to keep her secrets from Alex? 
Will his lack of faith in her put the two on opposite teams? 
Lastly, will she be able to keep her feeling for Alex hidden from prying eyes?

I seriously loved this story. You have two brothers that work together to keep the paranormal at bay and a witch who will go against everything she believes in to help them. 
There wasn’t any romance in the story, unless you count the sometimes sexual tension between Alex and Amanda. I liked how the story was solid enough on its own without it. You want Alex and Amanda to get together, but you know it can’t happen yet.

Karma is probably my favorite paranormal book that I have reviewed in a very long time. It's one that I could go back and reread over and over. I cannot wait for the second book. I want to know what secrets the two are hiding and if Jesse is okay. Congratulations Nadie, you more then surprised me with this story and I look forward to the ones to follow.



Star Ratings:
Plot- 4.5/5
Character- 4.5/5
Heat- 3/5
Writing style- 4.5/5
Overall- 4.5/5







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