Saturday, August 31, 2013

If You Leave by Courtney Cole SPECIAL EXCERPT

26-year old Gabriel Vincent is a badass hero. Or he used to be, anyway. As an ex-Army Ranger, Gabe never thought he needed anyone. But after one horrible night in Afghanistan scars him in a way that he can't get past, he needs someone who can help him heal...even if he doesn't realize it.

25-year old Madison Hill doesn't need anybody...or so she thinks. She grew up watching her parents' messed-up abusive relationship and she knows there's no way in hell that she's ever letting that happen to her.

They don't know it in the beginning, but Gabriel and Madison will soon develop a weakness: Each other.

But Gabriel's got a secret, a hidden monster that he's afraid Maddy could never overcome... And Maddy's got issues that she's afraid Gabe will never understand. They quickly realize that they need each other to be whole, but at the same time they know that they've got demons to fight.

And the problem with demons is that they never die quietly.


Excerpt (Maddy’s POV):

It’s chilly outside, but he’s not wearing a jacket, only a snug black t-shirt and a pair of perfectly fitting jeans. There isn’t a trace of fat on him.  He’s lean and muscled, with short darkish hair.  From the side, his features are chiseled and from what I can tell, he’s got just the barest hint of stubble along his strong jaw.  That’s an instant turn on for me. It seems so rugged.
And this guy… he definitely seems rugged.  Everything about him screams strength and power.   That’s an instant turn on for me, too.   I decide that this is what intrigues me.  He’s like power personified.  He holds himself with purpose. 
As I watch, he lights up a cigarette and takes a drag, releasing the smoke out slowly into the night.   His lips are full and masculine and he’s got a cleft in his chin.  He’s undeniably sexy.  Normally, I would stay far away from someone like him, someone sinfully sexy but so… forceful.  A guy like that is trouble.  That’s for sure. 
But I didn’t come to the club tonight to run away.
I came here to hook up.  To blow off my responsibilities and be reckless for a night.  To act my age.  To be someone I’m not. 
I eye the guy again. 
Normally, I would run away from him.
But maybe…just tonight…I won’t.
I don’t have to be me tonight.  I can be anyone I want to be because he’ll never see me again.
Just for tonight.
I hesitate, trying to decide what to do. 
Then, almost as though my feet have a mind of their own, I take a step toward him.  And then another. 



Courtney Cole is a novelist who would eat mythology for breakfast if she could. She has a degree in Business, but has since discovered that corporate America is not nearly as fun to live in as fictional worlds. She loves chocolate and roller coasters and hates waiting and rude people.
Courtney lives in quiet suburbia, close to Lake Michigan, with her real-life Prince Charming, her ornery kids (there is a small chance that they get their orneriness from their mother) and a small domestic zoo.









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Friday, August 30, 2013

BLOG TOUR: Girl on Tour by Caisey Quinn




Welcome back for our stop on the GIRL on TOUR Blog Tour! I can't tell you how excited I am to take part in this fabulous tour!
Lots to share with you, starting with a special interview with the one and only Caisey Quinn *squee* conducted by our wonderful tour host, Casey Peeler at Hardcover Therapy. There's also a GIVEAWAY and my review. We hope you enjoy getting to know more about one of our favorite rising stars. We sure did. ~Shell


An up and comer trying to make a name for herself...
KYLIE never expected to be stuck on a tour bus with a pampered princess and her boyfriend’s ex.
A troubled artist struggling to hold onto his career...
TRACE thought he was finally getting to do things his way. Until the label added co-headliner Gretchen Gibson, the only person in country music with more issues than him, to his No Apologies tour.
Surrounded by tabloid rumors and people they can't trust, Kylie and Trace need each other more than ever. But the choices they make will change everything.

Because chasing your dreams and following your heart don’t always lead you to the same place…





What inspired you to write this book/series?

My love of country music mostly. And I was very curious about Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert touring together when they were at very different places in their careers and how they fell in love. Since they’re probably never going to tell me what happened, I had to make up my own story!

The great thing about New Adult books is that many of the readers are in the same age group as the characters, making it easy to relate to them.  Was there a specific character you related to best?

Ha! Well…I’m 30, so I’m not quite a new adult. ;) But I do relate a great deal to Kylie. I’m not quite as vocal about my feelings as she is but I did move away from home many years ago with no money and very little family. I wish I was as tough as she is though!

Which was your favorite character to write and why?

So far, Trace. He’s a combination of so many of my loved ones and he’s deeply flawed and struggles to accept that he’s worthy of love. His complexities make him a lot of fun to write.

Country Music plays a big part in these books.  Did you base either Trace or Kylie after a specific country artist or artists?

They were inspired by Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert. Trace’s musical style is very similar to Luke Bryan’s. (I got the idea for Girl with Guitar at a Luke Bryan concert). But they’ve become their own people in a lot of ways.

Bouncing off the last Question, if you could pick three Country Songs to sum up Kylie and Trace's relationship what would they be?


Ah! Only three? Okay, let’s see…

It Goes Like This by Thomas Rhett
Hot Mess by Tyler Farr
Damn I Do by Rachel Farley
AND:
Like Jesus Does by Eric Church (sorry I couldn’t pick just 3!)


Besides country, which I think we can tell is a fave, is there any other type of music on your playlist that you like to listen to, to get into the writing mind set?


I listen to a lot of “harder stuff” actually, because of my musician brother. J I love bands like Flyleaf (even though I think they broke up), Paramore, Red, Killswitch Engage, and such. I love the idea of country-rock crossover, which readers will see as Steven Blythe becomes a bigger character. I also love Christina Perri, Jason Mraz, and Katy Perry. My iPod is pretty nuts. Looks like it belongs to five different people.

What made you decide to start writing?  Has it always been something you enjoyed doing?

I never actually “decided” to start. I always just did. Even as a kid and teenager. I love it and can’t imagine my life without it. ;)

Many of the readers out there are also writers.  Do you have any advice for writers who are trying to be published?

I’m always nervous about giving advice because that indicates I know what I’m doing and I don’t know that I’d recommend the way I do things to anyone. The only real advice I can give is finish what you start and don’t give up!

What was the best advice or piece of wisdom given to you?

I’ve gotten so much good advice from the generous and wonderful members of the writing community that it’s hard to pick the best. But the most recent piece of advice I got was “always take the high road.” Something hurtful happened to me recently and I was very upset. Luckily I have a very levelheaded and intelligent mentor who reminded me that this is always the best way to handle difficult situations.

If you could only pick one, who would be your favorite Book Boyfriend? 

Oh this is just a mean question. One? ONE??? Ugh. Okay, well this week’s book boyfriend is Cole Pritchett from Elizabeth Lee’s Escaping Me. He reminds me a lot of my husband in that his expectations of himself are pretty low but when you see him for who he really is, he’s a hardworking lovable man with a precious heart. And the tattoos are pretty hot, too! ;)

Are you a wine drinker? If so, what is your favorite type? If not, name your poison? Coffee, Soda, Chocolate? All of the above?

I’m a wine drinker. I prefer sweet whites like Riesling and Moscato. I’m also a coffee drinker but I prefer it iced. And with chocolate syrup on top. J

What characteristics, if any, do you share with Kylie? 

We both HATE to ask for help. But sometimes you just gotta!

I'm sure naming your characters is much like naming your children. How did you come up Trace and Kylie? And give us Rae too, as that's my middle name.  :)

I wish I had a cute story about this but I don’t. L Both names just came to me as soon as I started plotting the story. Rae is named after my cousin who is adorable and spunky and just had to have a character named after her!

Tell us about your writing rituals? Silence vs Music? Coffee house vs comfy chair? Mac vs PC? Bananas vs Pears (Just making sure you are paying attention.)

No fruit is involved but I do have a comfy chair and I write in silence unless I find inspiration from a certain song. Sometimes I’ll put on the soundtrack for a book as I edit/revise if I have it created already. I’m a recent convert and use a MAC. Macs for Life!!

E-book vs physical book?

I’m a former English teacher so I’m a paperback/hardcover girl. But I have recently been filling my Kindle and it is handy at bedtime not to need a reading light.

If Physical: Dog ear vs bookmark? (Wow, there are a lot of "vs" in this interview)

If it’s my personal book I might dog-ear a page of something I loved so I can come back, otherwise I always use a bookmark. (Or sticky note, envelope, whatever I have handy!)

If E-book: Are you a highlighter or note taker? 

I do both!

Who is your current book boyfriend? 

Current one is a secret because I’m writing him!

*Speed Round*

1. What kind of snack/drink is a MUST for you when writing? Iced coffee, so I can stay awake!  
2.  What made you start writing? All the characters constantly yelling at me in my head.
3. What is your biggest inspiration source (where do you get your ideas)? Everywhere. Music, movies, the news, the grocery store…
4.  Describe your perfect writing space? and where do you actually write? I write in my comfy chair in my living room once everyone else has gone to bed. Pretty much anywhere quiet would work though.
5.  Is writing your full time job? If not, what else do you do? I’m a stay at home mom so my three-year-old daughter is my full-time job. J
6.  What is one surprising fact about you that not too many people know? Hmm…I’m pretty open so this is tough. I was in a near fatal car accident in high school so I have lots of pins and plates and rods where things like bones and joints should be.
7.  What are you writing now? Girl in Love (Kylie Ryans #3) and a few novellas for compilation projects with other authors. 
8.  What is the first Romance book you remember reading?  What is the last book you read? Oh gosh, I’m not sure what the first one I ever read was. Probably something I was too young to be reading. When I got back into reading romance a while back I read Rachel Gibson’s Rescue Me and I loved it. The last book I read was a manuscript by Rachel Harris. It was awesome and I can’t wait for y’all to read it!
9. What was the last book you read that gave you a "book hangover?
Hmm…Either Tangled by Emma Chase or The Redemption of Callie & Kayden by Jessica Sorenson. Both kept me up late into the night!

Thank you so much for having me! ;) 



Caisey Quinn lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband, daughter, and other assorted animals. She is the author of several New Adult Romance novels featuring country girls finding love in unexpected places. She is currently working on Girl in Love, the third and final book in the Kylie Ryans series.





 I was very anxiously awaiting this sequel. Seeking other romance stories to fill the space. Fidgeting. Chewing some nails. Drooling daydreaming of Trace and his upcoming antics, his sexy drawl, his feverish need for Kylie. Her growing love and comfort in Trace. Laying awake restless and unfulfilled. Biding my time until the inevitable sparks that would fly between them.

Thank goodness I only had to wait for a couple of months. I would not have survived any longer. These two have worked their way under my skin and so deep into my heart I began to feel like I was missing a limb. I was drunk on their love and having serious withdrawals. I. Needed. MORE. And when that ARC finally hit my inbox I squealed, did a little happy dance, settled myself down (barely), and instantly became entranced.
Holy cow, Caisey Quinn! If you've read GIRL with GUITAR, you know she's given us one of the most fascinating, explosive, and downright HAWTest couples in NA. In GIRL on TOUR, together or apart, they only get hotter. From page ONE I was sucked right back in. Ready to hit the road with Kylie but immediately caught up in the passion. **SLIGHTLY SPOILERISH** I'm still fanning myself over the opening scene.  This woman spins a tale like she's penning a power ballad... With a soft sweet melody and a hard, jagged edge. It doesn't take long for the emotional turmoil, confusion and manipulation to begin- and Caisey puts our beloved characters through the wringer.
We know going into this book that this is NOT Kylie's HEA. We were warned. But let me tell you that little mention in no way prepared me for the rollercoaster that is GIRL on TOUR. Right off the bat poor Kylie is forced to face the realities of being an up and coming country star- and Trace Corbin's girlfriend. The media wants to label her and expose her every secret. The record labels are making her jump through hoops. And she gets a few surprises on the tour. Trace has his tour and a few problems of his own. He's struggling to find a balance, keep Kylie (and her heart) save, and save his career. The past is here to haunt him, creating chaos and suspicion. And as his affection for Kylie and his addiction grows, he may be falling in more ways than one. Oh, the TORTURE! Kylie and Trace have to make some difficult decisions and both do so with the best of intentions and with a heavy heart. Miscommunication and words left unsaid make their situations all the more tragic.
I'll say it again! HOLY F****** COW! So much happens in this installment at times your head is spinning. Not from confusion. Purely from the emotions. Grab a couple of boxes of tissues ahead of time. You'll need 'em. The intensity and frequency of twists, turns, distractions, and deceptions is so high, you'll spend the entire time on the edge of your seat. Gripping your tissues in your hands, clutching your chest, your heart aching, your eyes swollen, and your body wrought with the pain and anguish of love lost and people played. I don't know if I mourned more for Kylie or Trace. I love them so much. Kylie's trust is shaken. Trace's loyalty and respect for Kylie is tested again and again. And he does his best to protect her from himself and everyone that threatens her future. It's honorable, selfish and foolish all at once. And utterly heartbreaking.
Oh yes, there is heartbreak and pain. And I cried through much of the story. But they weren't all sad tears. We also get to see Kylie shine on stage. (And shine she does.) She makes new friends and alliances. Takes a stand or two. Hell yeah! We see a lot of growth and tons of potential. And even when her heart is breaking, Kylie never really lets go of her dreams. Including a HEA with Trace.
I could not put this book down. I hung on every word. Swallowed them like air. Hoping, wishing, and praying that somehow this blockbuster pair would see what was so obvious to me and the rest of their world... They belong together. They make each other whole. I cried, begged, and pleaded for one or the other to give in, step up and say what needed to be said. To proclaim their undying love for each other and vow to let no one or nothing  tear them apart. But alas, it was not meant to be this time around. And knowing I would have to wait for that happy ending, I still was not prepared for the colossal cliffhanger Caisey leaves us with. OMFG!
If you're willing to torture yourself further- as we have a bit of a wait for GIRL in LOVE- the sneak peek at the end will leave you REELING. An obvious 5 SCORCHING flames, I can't praise GIRL on TOUR, this trilogy, and Caisey enough. This is an absolute MUST READ.
We want thank Caisey Quinn for the gift of this phenomenal ARC for our honest opinion. And to Casey at Hardcover Therapy for putting on such an exciting tour.
Now go out and grab your copy! Happy reading!  


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COVER REVEAL: Capstone by Misty Provencher

SQUEEEE!!!! We are soooooo EXCITED to bring you the captivating cover for the next installment in the Cornerstone series...CAPSTONE!!!
We absolutely LOOOOOVE this series and the author Misty Provencher??? HECK YES!!! One of our ALL TIME FAVORITE authors....
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RELEASE DATE: Sept 30, 2013
It's supposed to stink. That's what Cusps do.
The Ianua, Nalena and Garrett's own community, have welcomed them back by charging them as traitors and chucking them into the Hotel Celare's slammer. 
And outside the fortress walls, it's no better. 
The Cusp is at full-boil as the world finally surrenders to The Fury's lifestyle. Looting, riots, murders—every kind of crime has become the norm—and The Fury want to make it all permanent.  They might even succeed, now that they've nabbed all thirteen of the Ianua's Cornerstones.
To preserve mankind, the only chance the Ianua have left is to beat The Fury to the Earth's Core and somehow trigger the Reset.
Like that's easy.
There's no manual on how to activate a Reset. Nobody even knows if there’s an actual Core to the Earth. 
Shoot, it could be one big myth; an epic waste of effort.
But the Addo thinks there is one last hope. 
Maybe.

So long as someone is willing to sacrifice everything to be mankind's long shot.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

ANYWHERE by J. Meyers

 
 

Skye Whitcomb is running from her troubles, and where better to run than Europe? Fresh out of college, she makes quick plans with her best friend Paige and hops on a plane.

Of course, nothing ever goes as planned—at least not for her. First, Paige has to bail, and Skye’s left to travel alone. Then she meets sweet and sexy Asher Benedict in Paris, and sparks fly after a night together on the train to Rome. He’s all kinds of perfect for her, but the timing couldn’t be worse since she was running from the altar when she left—so the last thing she wants right now is a relationship.

But Skye’s about to discover that no matter how far you run, love can find you anywhere.

 
 
J. Meyers grew up in Vermont, spent three years in Germany when she was a kid, and now lives in Central New York. When she's not reading or writing, she's chasing after her four kids, exploring the outdoors with her family, baking sweet treats, and forgetting to make dinner. She's the author of Intangible, Intuition, Indomitable, and upcoming Imaginable, due out in April 2013.


 
 
 
Also available at Smashwords and Kobo
 

  I was so delighted to get this little gem in my inbox. I love J's YA series, INTANGIBLE. Her easyflowing style, the world she created, and her character's personalities. I couldn't wait to see what she would do with an NA Contemporary. She did not disappoint. I LOVED ANYWHERE. LOVED it. Ate it up. Swirled it around and savored it. The characters. The settings.  The drama. The heartache. The thrills. The SWOON!!! Ah! This book was PERFECT. And yet it ended much too soon.
What made the story SO good??? Absolutely amazing characters for one. Told entirely from Skye's POV, she immediately became my new bff. I thoroughly enjoyed her voice. Smart, sassy, strongwilled, adventurous, secure with herself and in her dreams for the future, and yet still vulnerable, and a bit scared. She was an educated and somewhat experienced young woman who knew what she didn't want and what she craved. I loved her determination and her lust for life. Her wanting and demanding more. Refusing to settle or cave to anyone else's dictation or ultimatums. Living through her for a few short hours was glorious FUN. And a touch emotional. She has struggles and challenges to face once she returns home, and a very HAWT, very charming, completely irresistible fellow traveler has most certainly complicated things. 
Boy, oh boy, is Asher something else. Woo! From the get-go this boy-man had my toes curling. Some may think he comes on too strong, but Skye and I didn't complain. He had me at, "Need help finding your train?". Just Skye's description of Asher and their first dialogue left me wanting more. His easy going manner, self confidence and sense of humor made him a great distraction. His playfulness and sense of adventure made him compelling. His adoration and obvious desire for Skye made him disarming. And his gentle wooing, smooth moves, and kind heart made him delectable. He is on paper PERFECT. If there is a REAL life guy out there like this one...Please! CALL. ME. IMMEDIATELY!!! In short, I LOVED him. And I loved him and Skye together.
The two become traveling companions and fast friends. And though both know it could never last, it's easy to see they have an undeniable attraction. They easily share their histories, hopes, fears, and dreams. They have an instant bond and need to protect the other. It seems as though they've known each other forever. They seem to be each other's perfect match. And they have the most amazing adventures all over Europe.
Of course it's not all fun and games. They both have lives to get back to. Problems to face. Futures to decide. Obstacles, loss, and disappointments to overcome. Each day their passion grows and Skye has to fight feelings she knows can only end up hurting them both. It's touching and heartbreaking. And simply beautiful.
This whirlwind affair alone holds your attention. Asher keeps you enthralled with his never ending quests and grand gestures. And you keep hoping that there is somehow, someway, somewhere... ANYWHERE these two can really be together. FOREVER. BUT, the story would not have been as romantic, as enchanting, and amazing had J. Meyer not taken us to the most beautiful and historical places in the world and made them an integral part of the tale. Her wonderful descriptions of the sites, the many excursions, and Skye's awe at her surroundings, made you feel as if you were truly there yourself. And who wouldn't want to be? Especially in Skye's shoes.
ANYWHERE made me dream for days afterwards. I'm still swooning over Asher. But what really stuck with me was Skye's growth and self empowerment. Her knowledge that she deserved happiness and to be loved the way she wanted is a rare thing in this genre. Most heroines constantly doubt their self worth and don't command their own course. Not Skye. She knows to get what you want out of life, you must demand it. Fate can only do so much. Even if it couldn't be with Asher, Skye would never give up the dream. She would not give up on love.
I can't tell you if Skye's dreams come true, but I can assure you you'll love her journey. Every. Single. Step of the way. If you only read one more book this Summer, make it ANYWHERE. It's NA Contemporary Romance done right. Sweet, not too heavy, fun, sexy, and totally satisfying.
 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

RELEASE DAY BLAST: Girl on Tour by Caisey Quinn

We're very excited to share the Release Day Blast for the second book in Caisey Quinn's HUGELY popular Kylie Ryans trilogy, GIRL on TOUR. I can tell you right now, this book is FANTASTIC and I can't wait for everyone to get their hands on it so we can dish. Just a heads up- we're participating in the blog tour later this week, but for today Caisey has given us an awesome excerpt and a special giveaway for y'all. So kick up your boots and ENJOY! Happy Reading! ~Shell


Girl on Tour, the highly anticipated sequel to Girl with Guitar, is AVAILABLE NOW!


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Synopsis:

An up and comer trying to make a name for herself...

KYLIE never expected to be stuck on a tour bus with a pampered princess and her boyfriend’s ex.

A troubled artist struggling to hold onto his career...

TRACE thought he was finally getting to do things his way. Until the label added co-headliner Gretchen Gibson, the only person in country music with more issues than him, to his No Apologies tour.


Surrounded by tabloid rumors and people they can't trust, Kylie and Trace need each other more than ever. But the choices they make will change everything.

Because chasing your dreams and following your heart don’t always lead you to the same place…



Excerpt:

He pulled out her chair and she sat, watching his every move as he made his way to his own seat. “I hope this is okay. This is the most private table they have.”
“It’s perfect.” She tried to breathe normally and ignore the strange feeling in her stomach. Trace grinned, revealing the boyish dimples that framed his perfect mouth.
“They have the best steak here. Seriously. You better order one for yourself because you’re not getting any of mine.”
At that, she laughed and her nerves eased up a bit. “Oh, I bet you’d give me a bite if I asked nicely.”
He eyed her from over the top of his menu. “Do you ask for things nicely? I don’t think I’ve ever seen you do that before.”
With her stomach clenching from the heat in his stare, Kylie put her menu aside. “Maybe you’ve never had anything I wanted badly enough to ask nicely for.” He raised a brow and opened his mouth to respond. But at that same moment, a waitress appeared and asked for their drink order. Kylie didn’t miss how flustered the girl became when she got an eyeful of Trace. It would’ve been irritating, but really, with the way he looked tonight, Kylie couldn’t blame her. She was still trying to get a handle on her own self.
When the waitress left, Trace leaned across the table. “Actually, I take that back. I’ve heard you ask nicely a time or two. Matter of fact, it bordered on begging. I think it went something like, ‘Oh God, yes, please. Trace, please.’”
Heat crawled over her skin at his imitation of her. Barely keeping the grin of embarrassment from her face, she shook her head. “You’re not right. What kind of thing is that to say to a girl on a first date?” He grinned back, the promise of something dark gleaming in his eyes.
“Considering this date is going to end with that dress on my bedroom floor and your legs wrapped around my neck, I think it’s a perfectly acceptable thing to say.” Good Lord. What was she going to do with this man? Oh yeah. Exactly what he’d just described.

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About the Author

Caisey Quinn lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband, daughter, and other assorted animals. She is the author of several New Adult Romance novels featuring country girls finding love in unexpected places. She is currently working on Girl in Love, the third and final book in the Kylie Ryans series. You can find her online at www.caiseyquinnwrites.com

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Monday, August 26, 2013

MOST WANTED: 8/26/13


Origin
(Lux series)
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Daemon will do anything to get Katy back.After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure.
All Katy can do is survive.
Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don’t seem entirely crazy, but the group’s goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing. Who are the real bad guys? Daedalus? Mankind? Or the Luxen?
Together, they can face anything.
But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on?
And will they even be together?




James
(Resisting Love series)
by Chantal Fernando
James Steele leads a complicated life, a life that makes it hard to get close to people. James’ secrets caused him to lose the woman of his dreams, Sasha Crawford. James has now moved on with Tatiana, a lovely woman whom he works with, someone who understands his reasons for secrecy. When Sasha comes back into the picture James will have to make a decision. Will he stay with Tatiana, a woman he has grown to care for? Or step up with explanations for Sasha, the woman he can’t seem to stop wanting?

Sasha, a foolish romantic, had thought she had found the love of her life in the sexy James Steele. That was, until she saw him in the arms of another woman. Heartbroken and betrayed, Sasha now had a new take on romance, using dating and men as a way to get over the pain of losing James. When their paths cross again and James now has a new woman, how will she react? Will she let go of all the hurt and anger, and move on? Demand answers? Or lay her cards down, and fight to win back the man that was once her everything?





Sometimes it Lasts
(Sea Breeze series)
by Abbi Glines
Cage York has to choose between a love of the game and a love of the girl in this sultry Sea Breeze novel from New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines.

After waiting for his big break, bad boy Cage York is finally called up to prove his worth in the college baseball arena. But when Cage’s girlfriend, Eva, mourns the sudden loss of her father, it’s not Cage’s comforting arms she runs to, but those of her former fiancĂ©’s twin brother, Jeremy.

Torn between his baseball dream and the girl of his dreams, Cage must prove he’s worthy of Eva’s love, or risk losing her to Jeremy forever.







Deception
by C.J. Redwine
Baalboden has been ravaged. The brutal Commander's whereabouts are unknown. And Rachel, grief stricken over her father's death, needs Logan more than ever. With their ragged group of survivors struggling to forge a future, it's up to Logan to become the leader they need—with Rachel by his side. Under constant threat from rival Carrington's army, who is after the device that controls the Cursed One, the group decides to abandon the ruins of their home and take their chances in the Wasteland.


But soon their problems intensify tenfold: someone—possibly inside their ranks—is sabotaging the survivors, picking them off one by one. The chaos and uncertainty of each day puts unbearable strain on Rachel and Logan, and it isn't long before they feel their love splintering. Even worse, as it becomes clear that the Commander will stop at nothing to destroy them, the band of survivors begins to question whether the price of freedom may be too great—and whether, hunted by their enemies and the murderous traitor in their midst, they can make it out of the Wasteland alive.
In this daring sequel to Defiance, with the world they once loved forever destroyed, Rachel and Logan must decide between a life on the run and standing their ground to fight.




Girl on Tour
(Kylie Ryan series)
by Caisey Quinn
An up and comer trying to make a name for herself...KYLIE never expected to be stuck on a tour bus with a pampered princess and her boyfriend’s ex.
A troubled artist struggling to hold onto his career...
TRACE thought he was finally getting to do things his way. Until the label added co-headliner Gretchen Gibson, the only person in country music with more issues than him, to his No Apologies tour.
Surrounded by tabloid rumors and people they can't trust, Kylie and Trace need each other more than ever. But the choices they make will change everything.
Because chasing your dreams and following your heart don’t always lead you to the same place…






Consume
(CLANN series)
by Melissa Darnell
Tristan Coleman has survived the change from Clann magic user to vampire, much to Savannah Colbert's joy—and despair. By changing the Clann's golden boy and newly elected leader, even to save him from death, she has unleashed a fury of hatred and fear that they cannot escape.

As the Clann and the vampire council go to war, Tristan and Sav face a new threat—a fracturing of the all-consuming bond they share. To fight for peace, they must forge a new trust and risk everything to take down their deadliest enemy, even as they must run for their lives. Soon they will learn that some bonds are stronger than love—and some battles cannot be won without sacrifice.








Descendant
by Lesley Livingston
The last thing Mason Starling remembers is the train crossing a bridge. An explosion . . . a blinding light . . . then darkness. Now she is alone, stranded in Asgard—the realm of Norse legend—and the only way for her to get home is to find the Spear of Odin, a powerful relic left behind by vanished gods. The Fennrys Wolf knows all about Asgard. He was once trapped there. And he’ll do whatever it takes to find the girl who’s stolen his heart and bring her back—even if it means a treacherous descent into the Underworld. But time is running out, and Fenn knows something Mason doesn’t: If she takes up the Spear, she’ll set in motion a terrible prophecy. And she won’t just return to her world . . . she’ll destroy it.
In this pulse-pounding sequel to Starling, Lesley Livingston delivers another electrifying blend of nonstop action and undeniable romance that will leave readers breathless.




Just Like Fate
by Cat Patrick & Suzanne Young
Caroline is at a crossroads. Her grandmother is sick, maybe dying. Like the rest of her family, Caroline's been at Gram's bedside since her stroke. With the pressure building, all Caroline wants to do is escape--both her family and the reality of Gram's failing health. So when Caroline's best friend offers to take her to a party one fateful Friday night, she must choose: stay by Gram's side, or go to the party and live her life.
The consequence of this one decision will split Caroline's fate into two separate paths--and she's about to live them both.
Friendships are tested and family drama hits an all-new high as Caroline attempts to rebuild old relationships, and even make a few new ones. If she stays, her longtime crush, Joel, might finally notice her, but if she goes, Chris, the charming college boy, might prove to be everything she's ever wanted.
Though there are two distinct ways for her fate to unfold, there is only one happy ending...



Saturday, August 24, 2013

RELEASE DAY BLAST: Torch by Cambria Hebert


TORCH
Series- Take It Off  #1 
By Cambria Hebert


***This is a new adult contemporary novel and contains sexual content and graphic language. It is not intended for young adult readers.***


If you can’t take the heat… stay away from the flame.


Katie Parks has been on her own since the age of fifteen. All she’s ever wanted is a place to call her own—a life that is wholly hers that no one can take away. She thought she finally had it, but with the strike of a single match, everything she worked so hard for is reduced to a pile of smoking ash. And she almost is too.


Now she’s being stalked by someone who’s decided it’s her time to die. The only thing standing in the path of her blazing death is sexy firefighter Holt Arkain.


Katie’s body might be safe with Holt… but her heart is another story.

As the danger heats up, sparks fly and the only thing Katie knows for sure is that her whole life is about to go up in flames.