Saturday, January 25, 2014

Adult Book Blitz: The Hardest Part by Heather London + Excerpt & Giveaway [INT]


This is a Book Blitz post about the book The Hardest Part by Heather London. There's an excerpt and an INTERNATIONAL giveaway below so check it out and you just might like it.

Title: The Hardest Part
Series: N/A
Author: Heather London
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: January 5th 2014
Goodreads link: Click here!
Purchase links: Amazon, B&N
Synopsis(provided by the author):
Emily Anderson and Reed Alexander are living with pasts they cannot escape.

Emily moved to New York City seeking a fresh start, intending to focus on her career and to keep a low profile.

Reed returns home to New York City after two years, haunted by the same things that pushed him away years ago.

When Reed and Emily meet, their connection is undeniable, but Emily keeps her feelings hidden. Falling in love is the last thing on her mind and she knows the danger it may bring not only to her, but to Reed as well. Reed isn’t as reluctant, but he knows that the demons he’s fighting could destroy Emily.

The harder they try to resist one another, the deeper they fall in love, and the more complicated their lives become.

In the end, they realize that truly loving someone may mean letting them go… and that’s the hardest part.

Meet the Author

Heather London is a young adult author who loves to write stories full of fantasy, romance, and science fiction. She is a lover of only the finest of coffee and premium craft beer, but will settle for anything chocolate, regardless of its quality. Heather lives with her husband in Dallas, TX where she is currently working hard on her next project.

Author contact links:
Website | Facebook 

 

 

Excerpt:

"Here, take this. We don't have much time." Mike's frantic voice was loud in my ear. Still dazed, I glanced up at him and saw he was holding an envelope out for me to take. My eyes stared at the envelope, but I couldn't make myself reach out for it.

"Emily." Mike's voice was soft but firm. "I know this is a lot to take in, but I need you to concentrate. Take the envelope." He enunciated the last few words slowly, carefully.

My hands shook as I reached out for it. "I'm not sure I can do this, Mike." I finally found my voice. "This is crazy. I—I don't know where to go." Once I had the envelope in my grasp, it felt like it weighed a hundred pounds.

"You can do this. This life you've been living, this isn't a life for you. Anywhere is better than here."
I felt the darkness closing in around me. I could feel my throat getting tighter. My breaths were short and quick. If I didn't calm myself down, I was going to have a full-fledged panic attack.
My mind was still trying to process what was happening.

The person I trusted most in the world had woken me up in the middle of the night, just thirty minutes ago, telling me to get dressed and be quiet. I didn't question Mike then. I didn't question him when he led me out of the penthouse suite, or when we he led me down the hall to the back stairwell and came out at the back of the casino. I still didn't question him when I saw his car parked at the end of the dark alley, or when we pulled away from the building without an explanation of any kind. It wasn't until we pulled onto the highway and the bright lights of the Vegas strip were behind us that I finally asked what was going on.

"You're getting out of here, Emily. You're going to get as far away from here as possible," he’d told me.

It was only then that it hit me. He was helping me escape. He was helping me get away from Jake. I was too stunned to say anything then, and I was too afraid to say anything now.

"Emily, are you listening to me? We don't have much time." Mike’s voice was louder now, more demanding. I blinked away my thoughts and looked up at him. He stood a good foot and a half taller than me, his gray hair receding almost to the point of baldness. He was old enough to be my father, and truth be told, he was the closest thing I’d ever had to one.

As I stood here now, I felt like a scared little girl—not sure what to do, looking up at him for the answers.

"The bus should take you to the main station downtown. From there, you choose where to go. You choose how to live your life." He frowned and then his face twisted into something else entirely—tortured and sad. He and I both knew this was probably the last time we’d ever see each other.

"There's a passport, social security card, and twenty thousand dollars in the envelope. It should be enough for you to get on your feet and start a new life, one far away from here." His voice cracked on the last couple words. He cleared his throat, trying to cover up his weakness.

"I don't want his money, Mike." I shoved the envelope back out to him to take. I didn't want any part of him near me.

"It's my money, Emily. Money that I've earned and saved. It's mine and I want you to have it."
"It's still a part of him." I shook my head. "And I can't take your money."

"All those years I looked away. Let him treat you like nothing. All those times I should have helped you. I'll never forgive myself for letting him hurt you for so long." He closed his eyes and paused for a moment, his lips forming into a hard, tight line. "Take it. I need you to take it."

Giveaway: 

If you guys leave a comment I'll enter you for a chance to win one (1) ebook copy of The Hardest Part. It's open internationally and it'll end on February 22nd.

This post is part of  the  Book Blitz organized by Giselle @ Xpresso Book Tours.

YA Review: Black Dawn ( The Morganville Vampires, #12) by Rachel Caine

This book is suitable for Young Adult readers!!!
Goodread summary:
With its eclectic mix of vampire and human citizens, Morganville, Texas, has always been a risky place to call home. But with the invasion of the vampire’s deadliest enemy, Morganville isn’t just in danger—it’s dying…
 Ever since the draug—mysterious creatures that prey on vampires—took over Morganville, the lives of student Claire Danvers and her friends have been thrown into turmoil. Most of the town’s residents have evacuated, but Claire, Shane, Eve and Michael have chosen to stay and fight.Using the city’s water system to spread, the draug have rapidly multiplied. Things in Morganville look grim, especially since vampire Amelie—the town founder—has been infected by the master draug’s bite.

Now, if Claire and her friends don’t figure out how to cure Amelie and defeat the draug, it looks like Morganville will become little more than a ghost town…

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Yet another amazing book by Rachel Caine.
This story could go on forever because it doesn't take a lot of time. A lot has happened since the beginning but to me every next book is more like a chapter in a big book rather that different book.
I guess it's because of the way it was written but I always have fun reading these books and this wasn't any different.
I loved the adventures my favorite characters went on and it was interesting and intense and fun(for me to read.. not for them to experience) at the same time.. There was a twist as always and now more than ever I can't wait for the next book to get on my shelf..

“Myrnin was silent for a beat, and then he said, "Bob would be very disappointed in you.”

After the Draug came to town and almost all the vampires left Clare, Shane, Eve and Michael chose to stay and fight. They could have disappeared and started their lives somewhere safe but they made the decision to fight for the town and to help destroy the evil that is occupying it.

That did not come without a cost and as always Clare and her friends had to pay it.

“That's very rude," Myrnin said. "I haven't brought my fangs our for some time. Not in mixed company, anyway.”

The story was intense.. That's pretty much all I have to say. In the previous books there was trouble, that never ends but it's never been this serious and dangerous. But even in the midst of all that, the characters somehow managed to have a laugh here or there or to insert a sarcastic comment...

“There were things out there in the world, things that vampires feared, and now those things were here. She was only seconds out of a very light, fitful sleep, but she knew that the nightmares had followed her effortlessly right into the real world. The draug. They weren’t vampires; they were something else, something that moved through water, formed out of it, dragged vampires down to a slow and awful death.”

When vampires are running scared for their lives, than things are really bad and now after the crisis was averted things are never going to be the same. I am super excited for the next book because the end of this one was quite the cliffhanger... I really can't wait!

Loved it!


 I give it:

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See the rest of my reviews here.
Until the next time,

Monday, January 20, 2014

Book Blitz: Weak for Him (Weakness, #1) by Lyra Parish + Excerpt & Giveaway [INT]

This is a Book Blitz post about the book  by .There's an excerpt and an INTERNATIONAL giveaway below so check it out and you just might like it.

Title: Weak for Him
Series: Weakness #1
Author: Lyra Parish
Genre: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication date:  January 15th 2014
Goodreads link: Click here!
Purchase links: Amazon, B&N
Synopsis(provided by the author):
Weak for him is a New Adult read with sexual content.

“Have you heard the saying, ‘sex sells’? Well, I’m the supplier.”

Finnley Felton sells sex.
Jennifer Downs is a virgin.
With the help of lady luck, the two meet.

Money. Bright lights. Sex.

Jennifer is made an offer: sell her virginity to the highest bidder and transform into one of Finnley’s girls. But she finds herself weak for him, and doesn’t fully realize what she’s agreed to until it’s too late.

Will she rise to the challenge and play by the rules in a land where money is king and love is prohibited? Or will she lose herself and values in the attempt?

Meet the Author

Lyra Parish loves to write, travel, and sing obnoxiously loud at the top of her lungs in the shower. Sweet love stories (along with the dirty ones) make her gush.
She is a firm believer that a person can never have too many cats, cups of coffee, or read to many happily ever after's. When she isn't busy writing, she can be found sipping various beverages from her non-alcoholic drink buffet, pimp slapping excel spreadsheets, or riding her bike.


Weak for Him (Weakness #1) is Lyra's debut novel. Weak Without Him (Weakness #2) will release Spring 2014. Lyra currently resides in Texas with her husband and black cat.

Author contact links:
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Excerpt:

Mr. Felton stood facing the windows in a neatly pressed suit. The black tie complemented the black suit, designer from head to toe. His green eyes met my brown gaze, and I smiled, but only received the ghost of one in return.

Once the secretary left us, I searched the room, trying to take in every little detail: abstract art on the wall, a conference table in the back, and a lounge area in the middle. The afternoon light cast a yellow glow in the room. A large oak desk, which screamed business executive, had two chairs tucked in front. The room looked comfortable, welcoming, but also professional.
The red velvet curtains that overlooked the atrium were jerked closed.

"Hi, Finnley. Thank y—"

"It's Mr. Felton."

My face flushed. How could I be so inconsiderate and unprofessional?

I immediately felt stupid.

"Mr. Felton. Thank you for allowing me to interview. I've brought my resume and a list of recommendations. I'd love to join your accounting team if you'd allow me."

I outstretched my hand and he left me standing there, awkwardly. The smile faded from my face as he leaned against the wooden desk with his arms crossed.

"Take off your clothes." His voice was low and silky.

"Excuse me?" The words hit me like cool water.

I don't think so, asshole.

"The interview has begun, Ms. Downs. If you'd like to join my team, you will do what I say and if you'd prefer not, you are more than welcome to turn around and walk that tight ass through the door, and we can pretend as if this never happened."

The fierce tone behind his English accent made me cower. I froze as I calculated my next move.
What the fuck?

The way he looked at me, exploring my body as if he were undressing me, made my stomach flip. No one had ever observed me that way. With a sprinkle of courage, I searched the blank matter-of-fact expression that covered his face. This man was all business.

As his long eyelashes hit the tops of his slightly sun-kissed cheeks, I closed my eyes to regroup my thoughts, then opened them quickly. I couldn't let my nerves get the best of me. He moved his messy hair behind his ears, and then sat on the desk, waiting, wanting, daring me to make my move.

"Have you decided? Or are we going to waste the good portion of my time daydreaming?"
I swallowed.

All I ever wanted to do was live in Vegas among the lights and fast-paced city. How did I get myself into this? Take off my clothes? I wasn't some cheap whore to be bossed around. The thought of undressing in front of him disgusted me… or did it?

My heart sped as he watched with a lust and want so fierce I shivered. It was now or never, you only live once, right?

I peered behind him and stared at the Vegas strip in the distance. With perfect plump lips, and straight white teeth, Mr. Felton smiled at me. In that very moment, I decided to gamble. I didn't know why because I wasn't much for risks. If anyone was a play-it-safe type of girl, it was me.

But in that moment, I wanted to be someone different. I wanted to know the outcome of what waited on the other side. I played with lady luck to see what hand she dealt. Maybe I would get lucky.

Giveaway: 

Blitz-wide giveaway

-(2) swag packs (magnet, bookmark, signed card, $5 amazon giftcard, and other swag items) 
-(1) $25 giftcard to amazon.

This post is part of  the Weak for Him Book Blitz organized by Giselle @ Xpresso Book Tours.

Cover Reveal: Ringer (Summer, #3.5) by C.J Duggan

Title: Ringer
Series: Summer #3.5
Author: C.J Duggan
Genre: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Expected release date: April 2nd 2014
Goodreads link: Click Here!
Summary(provided by the author):
“They say it’s the quiet ones you have to worry about, and she was quiet, very quiet—when she wasn’t busy despising me with a burning passion.”

Ringo ‘Ringer’ James has a no-strings-attached policy.

Love them, leave them, and remain the eternal bachelor.

After a summer in which every one of his mates has succumbed to settling down, or so it seemed, Ringer is on the lookout for a quick exit. Having had enough of the stomach-turning love fest witnessed over the past three months, Ringer jumps at the opportunity to help out his mate, Max, by heading to Max’s dad’s property for a working holiday.

It’s just what he’s looking for. A remote, dusty homestead in Ballan, with only hard work, a cold beer and a comfy bed to worry about – no women.

Until Miranda Henry.

The privately educated daughter of his boss has returned home from overseas and things are about to get very complicated, very fast. As summer draws to its end, Ringer is about to learn that sometimes attraction defies all logic, and that there really is such a thing as ‘enemies with benefits.’

Meet the Author:

C.J Duggan is an Australian author who lives with her husband in a rural border town of New South Wales, Australia.
The Boys of Summer is Book One in her Mature Young Adult Romance Series.

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Cover Reveal: Picture Perfect by Elisabeth Grace

 And here is little information on the cover and the book.

Title: Picture Perfect
Series: Limelight #2
Author:  Elisabeth Grace
Genre: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Expected release date: March 2014
Goodreads link: HERE!
Cover Design by Mae I Design
Summary(provided by the author):
Being the daughter of a big-city mayor, twenty-one year old Skye Summers has giant shoes to fill in her first real job out of college. With the public spotlight on her family, and her dad’s expectations running high, she jumps at the chance to work side-by-side on an important project with her sexy new boss.

Playboy entrepreneur Landon Steele has built a successful PR firm and broken more than a few hearts along the way. He’s counting on his enthusiastic new assistant to help him expand his business into LA… until he discovers she’s a pampered rich girl who’s in the public spotlight as much as his famous clients. Still, he agrees to give her a chance, and soon the two are heating up the bedroom as well as the boardroom.

But when Skye’s ex-boyfriend threatens to reveal a dangerous secret from her past, her job, relationship with Landon, and her father’s career are suddenly all on the line. Will she be forced to leave Landon? Or will she pursue her heart, regardless of the cost?

Giveaway:

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Meet the Author:


I have a soft spot for romance novels with happily ever afters and a hot spot for alpha males! I currently live outside Toronto, Canada with my hubby and two small children. Life is busy, but never to busy for a good story and to share my love of reading and writing with others.

My debut New Adult Contemporary Romance, Rumor Has It, releases December 6, 2013.

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Adult Blitz Post: Layers Peeled (Layers trilogy, #2) by Lacey Silks + Excerpt & two [INT] giveaways


This is a Book Blitz post about the book Layers Peeled by Lacey Silks. There's an excerpt and two INTERNATIONAL giveaways below so check it out and you just might like it but there is Adult Content below so you've been warned.

Title: Layers Peeled
Series: Layers Trilogy #2
Author: Lacey Silks
Genre: Contemporary, Erotica, Romance
Publication date: January 13th 2014
Goodreads link: Click here!
Purchase links: Amazon, B&N
Synopsis(provided by the author):
Allie is about to knock the wind out of Tristan with the biggest news of her life.

Tristan has a few surprises for Allie as well.

While the couple tries to deal with their predicament, ghosts from Allie’s past haunt her, slowly calculating the timing of their return.

Can Allie and Tristan peel away their protective layers? Fate has stacked a threat against them and if they don’t work together, trusting and sharing information, it may be too late.

Layers Peeled is Book 2 in the Layers Trilogy and should be only read after Layers Deep. Contains adult content and graphic language suitable  for mature audience.

Meet the Author

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Lacey is an Author of Erotic Romance. Her stories come from her life, dreams and fantasies. She’s a happily married wife with two kids. Lacey likes to make her readers blush and experience the story as if they were the characters. Drawing on the reader’s most sensitive emotions through realistic stories satisfies her more than… …ok not really, but you get the point;) She likes a pinkish shade on a woman’s cheeks, men with large feet and sexy lingerie-especially when it’s torn off the body. Her favorite piece of clothing is a ‘birthday suit’.

Author contact links:
Website| Facebook | Twitter



Excerpt:

*Adult Content*

I closed my eyes. I’d missed the dance of Tristan’s lips on my body. The three weeks without his touch felt like forever. I couldn’t even remember the last time we’d had sex, and part of me began feeling like a virgin again. His hot breath still at my belly grazed upward, meandering through the valley of my breasts as he stood to face me. My bottom pressed against the sink as I braced my entire weight there.

A button popped open on my tightening shirt. My breasts had grown the last few weeks, and most of my wardrobe seemed to be shrinking in the chest area.

“I missed you,” he said.

Another button loosened and Tristan kissed my neck. I leaned my head to the side, allowing him greater access, and whispered, “I missed you too.”

Tugging on his shirt, I yanked it out of his pants. “You have no idea how much I want you.”

“I can imagine.” Tristan nibbled on my ear and swept along my chin toward my mouth. He spread my lips with a longing that had been denied for too long. The delicious scar on his upper lip rippled against my mouth, his tongue controlling me like it wanted to learn the shape of my lips all over again. I moaned into him and his response hardened in his pants.

By this time I was done with his buttons, and I smoothed my hands along his naked chest. Somehow we’d been walking and ended up by his desk again. I didn’t remember the details. All that mattered was that my skin was connected with his. His hands were all over me, exploring, tracing, fumbling with my bra until I felt my breasts loosen.

“And I missed these as well,” he said against my mouth, while molding the twins, one in each hand.

My hands roamed his chest and stomach. I couldn’t decide where to touch next, and I wanted to feel him, all of him, all at once. Oh, how I’d missed the field of muscles on his abs! I slid my palms over his lean torso. The white scar over his heart, where Kendra had stabbed him, rippled under my fingers. For the first time Tristan didn’t flinch. He let me caress and smooth over the healed wound, all the while exploring my mouth. The kiss became more fevered and so did my response. I didn’t recognize the desire burning inside me. I had never felt this needy. I mean, I’d always wanted him, and the sex held the gold medal in awesomeness, but this greed aching in my nipples and between my legs was definitely something new.

I craved Tristan’s whole body as if it was on the menu as my last meal. His erection poked against my belly. I wanted him inside me, yearning to feel his stretch and warmth. The painful longing begging me to part my legs and let Tristan do as he pleased pounded in a sweet tantalizing rhythm.

The phone rang. He pulled away from my mouth and pressed the intercom button, saying, “I’m not in for the rest of the day.” Tristan didn’t wait for whoever called to reply, but just hung up. Another click, and the lock on his double door twisted and blinds lowered over the windows.

Giveaway: 

If you guys leave a comment I'll enter you for a chance to win one (1) ebook copy of 
Layers Peeled. It's open internationally and it'll end on February 2nd. (This is separate from the grand prize giveaway!)
and now for the
Grand prize giveaway
(Open internationally):
-- $25 Amazon gift card and an ecopy of Lacey's 3 volumes of short stories (that's 11 short stories) and Dazzled by Silver (prequel to the Layers Trilogy)


This post is part of  the Layers Peeled Book Blitz organized by Giselle @ Xpresso Book Tours.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Blog Tour: Layer (Stark, #1) by Sigal Ehrlich + Review & two [INT] giveaways

This is a Blog Tour stop about the book Layers by Sigal Ehrlich. There's a Review and two [INT] giveaways below so check it out and you just might like it.

Title: Layers
Series: Stark, #1
Author: Sigal Ehrlich
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date:  October, 2013
Goodreads link: Click here!
Purchase links: Amazon, B&N
Synopsis(provided by the author):
According to Hayley love is a subject of ridicule, a myth created by hopeless romantics.

When Hayley makes a resolution to declare her loose lifestyle era R.I.P, it’s all good in theory…

That is until she meets Daniel Stark, a well-respected, mid-thirties business man who is known for his short temper, lack of steady relationships as well as his strict preserve of his private life.

Opinionated, sharp tongued Hayley accidently steps into his office leaving Daniel resolved to put Hayley in her place and have her in his bed.

Both Hayley and Daniel can’t avoid the immediate instigation of the attraction between them.

In a unanimously agreed upon verdict by Hayley and her two best friends, Ian the gay self-absorb, aspiring model and Natasha the witty, borderline neurotic soul mate, Daniel Stark is to be Hayley’s pure physical attraction, emotions aside era closure.

Will it indeed be a closure, or a beginning to something neither Hayley nor Daniel ever bargained for…

Meet the Author

By teen age, Sigal already lived in three different continents where she had the luck to experience and visit varied places, meet unique people, which only helped fuel her overly developed imagination. Currently, Sigal calls Estonia home where she lives with her husband and three kids.

Not exactly sure where they will end up next…

When she is not hiding in her office, writing, she enjoys music, reading and taking care of her little clan.

With a great believe in "don’t wait for things to happen - make them happen," she enjoys anything exciting life has to offer.

Author contact links:
Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

Review:



[The review is definitely NOT all critiques I swear. I know it sounds like it but have in mind that I’m actually really excited for book two. It came  out a big harsh but the book was highly addictive for me and even though there were things that bugged me, I still enjoyed reading it, A LOT! ]

I am torn about this book. I loved reading it but I also loved critiquing it when something didn’t feel right. 

Let’s start from the beginning. The story is about a boy and a girl and their instant connection, they are very close but then the girl opens her mouth and ruins it all(the boy isn’t innocent in the scenario either). And it was quite interesting but it all happened so fast. 

I don’t know if it was because I didn’t feel the connection from the very beginning or because it really took like two chapters for them to declare they were in love (figuratively speaking) but it felt rushed. 

Then there was Daniel. A guy with a questionable past and an attitude wrapped in a pretty shell. He is a strong character, but he is a bit too hard on everyone around him. His behavior and his beliefs have him standing at the edge of life looking in where everyone lives a happy life but him. He is alone and it’s his choice. He is a character that I was supposed to fall in love with but he was a touch too much for me. He was too cranky all the time and his mood swing were pissing me off because he was acting like a spoiled kid (when he is anything but). He’s gorgeous and he knows it but instead of a powerful man that takes everything in stride he’s locked himself away from the world, too afraid or paranoid (with somewhat a good reason) that everyone is out to get him. 

As for Hayley, well she was a bit of a pushover. She would comment on Daniel’s demanding behavior but she went along the way like a little puppy. But she grew on me as the book progressed. Her comments were a welcome distraction. Also she has a story of her own. He past isn’t perfect and she has her own share of bad decisions and she completely surrendered to Daniel(just an example). Gave him everything he wanted and that left her way too exposed (what was bothering me is that she did it way too fast, without even knowing him). In the end that left her completely shattered to the point that she gave up. I liked her attitude towards Daniel in the end because it was a tough choice to turn him down but she did it and I that was impresive. 

There are a few more things that bugged me along the way but this was the major stuff and usually I would simply not enjoy the book when there are things like that (because let’s face it, I’m not sure I liked one of the main characters) but I still found myself glued to the book.
I loved the parts where they were simply communicating, where thing were running as slow as they should. I like the everyday stuff because it wasn’t rushed. 

By all means I should stop here with the series but I can’t. I need to read the next. I need to know what happens. I LOVED the ending. I loved how Hayley finally stood up for herself and I love the drama. It’s the part of any book that I crave the most. So I’m going crazy not knowing what happens next. 

I guess the book started getting better and better towards the end and I have high expectations for book two. I am really excited to follow if just to see Daniel gets put in his place (a bit mean on my part but he’s been pushing all my buttons for a while and I want to see him beg).

I am really surprised by myself when it comes to this book. I received a review copy and it was for an honest review… well it doesn’t get more honest than that! Can’t wait for book two.

Giveaway: 

If you guys leave a comment I'll enter you for a chance to win e-book copy of Layers. Open internationally and it'll end on  February 12th.

Grand prize giveaway
--5 signed paperbacks (INTL)
--A Kindle (the author was looking into which Kindle exactly and she will let me know before the tour; I will add it on the Rafflecopter once she's decided)

This post is part of  the Layers Blog Tour organized by Giselle @ Xpresso Book Tours.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Adult Review: Twice Tempted (Night Prince, #2) by Jeaniene Frost

This book is suitable for Adult readers!!!

Goodread summary:
Dating the Prince of Darkness has its challenges...

Leila's psychic abilities have been failing her, and now she isn't sure what the future holds. If that weren't enough, her lover, Vlad, has been acting distant. Though Leila is a mere mortal, she's also a modern woman who refuses to accept the cold shoulder treatment forever–especially from the darkly handsome vampire who still won't admit that he loves her.

Like choosing between eternal love and a loveless eternity...

Soon circumstances send Leila back to the carnival circuit, where tragedy strikes. And when she finds herself in the crosshairs of a killer who may be closer than she realizes, Leila must decide who to trust– the fiery vampire who arouses her passions like no other or the tortured knight who longs to be more than a friend? With danger stalking her every step of the way, all it takes is one wrong move to damn her for eternity.

You can find the book on Goodreads
And you can purchase it from:

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or

http://amzn.to/1ci3bp3

or

Barnes & Noble
And you should check out the author on Goodreads and her website.


I was very lucky to get the chance to read this book and I started it immediately. And I finished reading it pretty fast because it was awesome!

I've loved each and every single book I've read so far and I was dying to read this one. I was not surprised by how much I liked this one.
I love the Night Huntress world in general and I'm quite frankly addicted to the story so this was my latest fix and it was really awesome.
I adore the characters and Vlad has always been one of my favorites so reading the books about him make me extremely happy.

“You should be afraid. Very afraid. Before, I told you if you wanted to end things between us, I would let you go, but, Leila"--his voice deepened--"I lied.”

Again, the narrator in the story was Leila. She has always been an outsider in the human world because she was so different and dangerous to every human. Her abilities allow her to see people's worst sin but also she can electrocute them so she's always had to stay away in order not to kill someone. And then she was dragged into the vampire world where she was an outsider once again.
Maybe that was the reason Vlad was so taken by her but that's not important. What is important is that once she admitted to herself that she is in love with Vlad, she wasn't about to let go of him.

“You can have all of me, I silently told him, but I'm taking all of you in return.”

I re-read the ending of book one so I expected to find Leila somehow clinging to Vlad but that was a mistake on my part. She is a character that fights for what she wants but she also knows when to give up. Having to best Vlad at the game of who is more stubborn, she just didn't have the chance. I was surprised to see her leave Vlad because I was sure they were bound to be together soon. I just didn't see coming what happened next.

Leila had the intention to get back to her old job with her friend Marty but she soon found out that he had replaced her in his act. That ended up saving her life because soon after she returned home, someone tried to kill her and nearly succeeded.
That was where the crazy journey began and it was a very interesting ride to the end.

“I dare because I want no misunderstanding between us. I am everything you think I am, but I love your daughter, and what I love, I protect with all of the violence in me, which, as you've guessed, is considerable.”

Both Vlad and Leila had to deal with their own issues and they had to compromise a lot (mainly Vlad did the compromising because Leila proved to be very good at getting what she wants). I was very excited while I was reading the book because I had no idea where the story would take us and I was pleasantly surprised.

It was yet another amazing book to the incredible Night Huntress world and I'm definitely buying the book for myself when I get the chance to. I loved it and I recommend it to all NH series fans.

 I give it:

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Until the next time,

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Cover Reveal: Lost in Us by Layla Hagen + Giveaway [INT]

And here is little information on the cover and the book.


Title: Lost in Us
Series: N/A
Author:  Layla Hagen
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Expected release date: 17th February 2014
Goodreads link: Here!
Cover Design by  Cover It! Designs
Summary(provided by the author):
Serena has learned to live with her past, locking her secrets and nightmares deep inside her. But when her boyfriend of six years abruptly leaves her, she’s catapulted back into pain, nursing a broken heart. When indulging in mountains of chocolate doesn’t work, Serena decides the best way to deal with her shattered heart is to indulge in something else. A rebound . . .

The night she swaps her usual Sprite for tequila, she meets James. The encounter is breathtaking.
Electrifying.
And best not repeated.

James is a successful entrepreneur in Silicon Valley. A man who has amassed a fortune by taking risks. A man who has shunned commitment completely, and still does. He’s the exact opposite of Serena. But sometimes opposites attract. Sometimes they give in to burning passion. Sometimes opposites are perfect for each other.

James is everything her damaged soul could want. His kisses are intoxicating, his touch out of this world. He makes her forget. He grants her peace from her pain. But as they grow closer, Serena discovers she isn’t the only one with a past. James carries the scars of a past much darker than hers. One that has left him damaged, hurt, and wary of love. A past that gives him the power to shatter her.

Now James and Serena must find a way to mend one another. Or risk losing each other forever.

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Meet the Author:


Welcome! My name is Layla Hagen and I am a New Adult Contemporary Romance author.
I fell in love with books when I was nine years old, and my love affair with stories continues even now, many years later.
I write romantic stories and can’t wait to share them with the world.
And I drink coffee. Lots of it, in case the photo didn’t make it obvious enough ;)

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Cover Reveal: Bad Blood (Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter, #3) by Nikki Jefford

 This is a Cover Reveal post and here is little information on the cover and the book.

Title: Bad Blood
Series: Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter #3
Author: Nikki Jefford
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Expected release date: May 2014
Goodreads link: Here!
Cover Design by Phatpuppy Art
Purchaise links: Amazon, B&N
Summary(provided by the author):
Aurora Returns Spring 2014!

BAD IS THE NEW GOOD

Aurora returns from boot camp to a new assignment, an unwelcome roommate, and the increasingly amorous attentions of a certain vampire hunter.

College is starting, and so is Aurora’s undercover work at a network of swanky parties known as “Tastings” for high rolling vampires who like their blood laced with fine wine. But Aurora’s not the only one on the prowl. An underground investigation is under way to find out who killed one of Anchorage’s most prominent vampires… and Aurora is a prime suspect.

(Language, violence, and sexual situations.)

***Don’t miss STAKEOUT, Vol. 2.5, a 53,000 word novella featuring Noel Harper and the entire Aurora Sky gang. Releasing January 2014.***

Meet the Author:


Nikki Jefford is a third generation Alaskan who found paradise in the not-so-tropical San Juan Islands (Wash.) where she is once more neighbors with Canada in a town without a single traffic light. She loves fictional bad boys and heroines who kick butt.

When she's not reading, writing, working, or out on a nature walk, she's out riding her Suzuki DRZ400SM.


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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

NA Review: Thoughtless (Thoughtless #1) by S.C. Stephens

This book is suitable for Adult readers!!!

Goodread summary:
For almost two years now, Kiera's boyfriend, Denny, has been everything she's ever wanted: loving, tender and endlessly devoted to her. When they head off to a new city to start their lives together, Denny at his dream job and Kiera at a top-notch university, everything seems perfect. Then an unforeseen obligation forces the happy couple apart.

Feeling lonely, confused, and in need of comfort, Kiera turns to an unexpected source—a local rock star named Kellan Kyle. At first, he's purely a friend that she can lean on, but as her loneliness grows, so does their relationship. And then one night everything changes...and none of them will ever be the same.

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I don't know why I never wrote a review for this book but I really liked it when I read it. I'll have to refresh my memory of the story to be able to write a full review but it's definitely a 5 stars book. I loved it.
It was definitely a passionate read!

“He said I was his heart, and you don’t leave your heart behind. You can’t live without your heart.”

The summary is pretty explanatory as for what is happening in the book. The story is told from Kiera's P.O.V and through her eyes we saw Danny and how perfect he seemed but then he had to leave and I felt nothing... He was a character with a purpose in this story and he had to leave for the relationship between Kiera and Kellan to bloom.

“I don't know how to let you back in." My heart beat spiked and I closed my eyes when he whispered," I don't know how to keep you out either.”

The thing that surprised me so much is how right it felt. The connection between them is instant and it's there even when Danny was around but when he left Kiera had the time to get close to Kellan.

“God, you're sucking all the fun out of our friendship.”

I am against cheating but here is what got me confused so much... things sort of just happened. It's not like Kiera couldn't wait to jump in Kellan's bed right after Danny left. They became really close friends, when she was left to live with him for a couple of months and they just grew closer and closer while Danny became distant. He almost never called and he was a faint memory in Keira's mind because her life and her job distracted her but also because Kellan was there all the time.

What I'm trying to say is that even though I'm against cheating, Keira and Kellan's relationship felt right. Danny was not the right person for Keira and ... yeah she should have broke it off with him, and that's her mistake but her relationship with Kellan was the right choice...

“Can you lose something that was never yours to begin with?" - Keira”

I loved the book. It was interesting and passionate and fun and then heartbreaking. It was everything it should be and I'm really looking forward to reading the rest of the books in the series.

 I give it:

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