Monday, June 26, 2017

COVER REVEAL: Hero's Heart by Lila Felix & Elle Kimberly

Hero's Heart
Lila Felix and Elle Kimberly
Contemporary Romance



Ranger never came back like he promised Hero he would. He left her broken and alone to always wonder why. 
Hero waited as long as she could, but life goes on. 
In Ranger’s absence, she did what she had to, taking Ranger’s brother in to care for him as he died.  
Hero and Ranger never imagined that Garrison’s will would throw them back into a past that caused them nothing but pain and grief.  
This isn’t their high school romance anymore. 
This isn’t prom dresses and skinny dipping in the pond. 

This is a matter of Hero’s heart.






Lila Felix is full of antics and stories. She refused to go to Kindergarten after the teacher made her take a nap on the first day of school. She staged her first protest in middle school. She almost flunked out of her first semester at Pepperdine University because she was enthralled with their library and frequently was locked in. Now her husband and three children have to put up with her rebel nature in Louisiana where her days are filled with cypress trees, crawfish, and of course, her books and writing. She writes about the ordinary people who fall extraordinarily in wild, true love.

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❈  Born and raised in Illinois Elle Kimberly has been a day dreamer and writer since childhood. A lover of traveling and avid book nerd Elle took the leap to writing professionally in 2016. She is the author of the clean, inspirational romance series Nashua Tigers (to be published late 2017) and co-author with Lila Felix. If she isn't working on her fictional worlds and characters, she's holding tightly to her paperwhite kindle and trying to copycat Facebook cooking recipes.

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

BLOG TOUR: The Impossible Vastness of Us by Samantha Young


Hello everyone!! We are very excited to have you here and to be able to tell you all about the AMAZING book, 
THE IMPOSSIBLE VASTNESS OF US.  
Thank you for joining us and enjoy this look in to the BRILLIANT tale...

From New York Times bestselling author Samantha Young comes a story of friendship, identity, and acceptance that will break your heart—and make it whole again. 

Order your copy of 

THE IMPOSSIBLE VASTNESS OF US today!


“I know how to watch my back. I’m the only one that ever has.”

India Maxwell hasn’t just moved across the country—she’s plummeted to the bottom rung of the social ladder. It’s taken years to cover the mess of her home life with a veneer of popularity. Now she’s living in one of Boston’s wealthiest neighborhoods with her mom’s fiancĂ© and his daughter, Eloise. Thanks to her soon-to-be stepsister’s clique of friends, including Eloise’s gorgeous, arrogant boyfriend Finn, India feels like the one thing she hoped never to be seen as again: trash.

But India’s not alone in struggling to control the secrets of her past. Eloise and Finn, the school’s golden couple, aren’t all they seem to be. In fact, everyone’s life is infinitely more complex than it first appears. And as India grows closer to Finn and befriends Eloise, threatening the facades that hold them together, what’s left are truths that are brutal, beautiful, and big enough to change them forever…

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“You’re a great photographer, Finn.”
He leaned against the counter by the sink, seeming surprised by the compliment. “Thank you.”
“You’re welcome.”
Silence stretched as we could do nothing but stare at each other, and my skin started to feel tight and hot, as if I was seconds from bursting out of it. 
“Uh.” I stepped back, suddenly needing more space between us. “So we should probably arrange a time to meet up for the presentation. That’s if you’re not planning to stand me up.”
He frowned. “What are you talking about?”
“You said to meet you after school today even though you work at the Chronicle.”
“I don’t always come to the meetings. I only decided to come work here because you said we couldn’t meet,” he explained, and if I wasn’t mistaken he sounded a little annoyed.
“Oh.” I refused to feel guilty for thinking badly of him. Refused. “Okay. Well, we need to meet up some time soon.”
“Yeah.” He agreed, looking at his feet now. 
“I’d suggest Theo’s but it might be distracting for you with Eloise there.”
Finn looked up at me. “Theo’s?”
Confused by the question I raised an eyebrow.
“You said ‘Theo’s.’ You didn’t say ‘my place.’”
“Because it isn’t.” It was my turn to cross my arms over my chest. 
Sensing I wasn’t going to elaborate on my feelings about the house I was living in and the people I was living with, Finn eventually nodded. “Okay. My place, then. Tomorrow.”
Glad we’d finally organized a time but not so glad it meant spending more alone time with Finn, I just nodded and stepped back toward the door. “Okay. I’ll meet you out front after school.”
“Do you need a ride home tonight?”
I looked back at him, surprised by the offer, but not surprised to find him staring at his feet rather than at me. “Eloise’s director has upped her rehearsals so she’s still here, too. Gil’s picking us both up in an hour.” I would’ve thought he’d be fully aware of Eloise’s schedule. 
“Right.” He straightened and turned his back on me. 
There was something about it that was vulnerable. Something about him that was vulnerable. I was probably insane to even think that about him—this beautiful, rich boy—but he was getting to me. 
Nobody got to me. 
Crap.
“But thanks,” I found myself saying quietly.
He glanced over his shoulder. “You’re welcome,” he replied just as quietly.
Crap, crap. 
My fingers slipped around the door handle as I tried to get out of there at superspeed.






    Samantha Young is the New York Times,  USA Today  and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of adult contemporary romances, including the On Dublin Street series and Hero, as well as the New Adult duology Into the Deep and Out of the Shallows.  Every Little Thing, the second book in her new Hart’s Boardwalk series, will be published by Berkley in March 2017. Before turning to contemporary fiction, she wrote several young adult paranormal and fantasy series, including the amazon bestselling Tale of Lunarmorte trilogy. Samantha’s debut YA contemporary novel The Impossible Vastness of Us will be published by Harlequin TEEN in ebook& hardback June 2017 Samantha has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award 2012 for Best Author and Best Romance for On Dublin Street, Best Romance 2014 for Before Jamaica Lane, and Best Romance 2015 for HeroOn Dublin Street, a #1 bestseller in Germany, was the Bronze Award Winner in the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2013, Before Jamaica Lane the Gold Medal Winner for the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2014 and Echoes of Scotland Street the Bronze Medal Winner for the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2015. Samantha is currently published in 30 countries and is a #1 international bestselling author.  

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Have you ever read a book that once you were finished you just sat there, taking it all in? And then you just sighed and thought...HOW DO I TRULY TELL PEOPLE JUST HOW THIS BOOK AFFECTED ME? 
I can start with saying this book captured my heart in so many ways.  The feelings you develop for each of the characters run deep and they stay with you long after you have finished this tale.
Seriously...These characters have become a part of me and I am so freaking sad this book has ended.
I mean...I want to just have a never ending book with these characters... think that could happen Sam?? Pretty please?? *makes puppy dog face*
But in all seriousness...
The amazingness of this story has touched me so profoundly. There are many issues that Samantha Young touches upon as we are reading The Impossible Vastness of Us. From the very start until the very end, we are taken through some difficult situations.  These characters are raw and real.  They carry so much within them that when we break through their walls, we see something of ourselves within them too.
Starting with India, we see her struggle right from the beginning of this intense tale.  I love how we get to see her grow and become such a strong young woman... Truly inspiring!!
And while I could go on and on about her...I really know that the best way for you to grasp what I am saying is to just read it for yourself.
But before you leave...Let me tell you about the other two scintillating characters that complete this story...
First we have Finn.. oh goodness!!! He melted my heart...BUT before he did that...I was leery of him in the beginning b/c he was so elusive.  And his brooding made things hard for people to really get to know him...Was this a ruse?? Maybe...but all I will add now is..once you get to know him...Nothing but LOVE... just pure love for him... LOVE!!!!!!! And I will leave you with that... <3
So that leaves us with Eloise... sighs... what she goes through, she is one strong young lady too...She really grew on me.  In the beginning, yeah I will admit, I wasn't liking her much.  I am sorry...BUT, I can say after some things were made aware to us, my perception of her changed and as my first sentence of this paragraph states, she is one strong lady and she impressed me.  
So here you go...a small break down of the characters...And these three.. they have blown me away!! They have truly shown the impossible vastness of us..... the title of this book encompasses all that this book is and more!! 
I still go back to the beginning of this review and say.....WORDS ELUDE ME WITH ALL THE EMOTIONS THIS STORY MADE ME FEEL.  I can tell you that this book is such a powerful read.  
It is one that resonates with you...DEEP in to your soul.  
It makes you THINK...It makes you FEEL...
And so I end by saying...

The Impossible Vastness of Us is brilliantly written and by far one of my favorite reads thus far.  


I can't tell you how excited I was to hear that Sam was releasing a brand new YA. I fell in love with her early YA works and knew her first YA Contemporary would wrap me up and take me away just as she always does. Her characters are so vibrant and so real. They make you think. Make you remember. Make you imagine. And make you feel. ALL. THE. FEELS. 

Sam has a way of making you care for those who on the surface and in real life you may not feel worthy. She forces you to look deeper and she does it in such a way that you come away somehow changed.
She captures your heart and soul and never lets go. And knowing this- I dove into The IMPOSSIBLE VASTNESS of US with great anticipation, a TON of tissues, and a little fear...

"I KNOW HOW TO WATCH MY BACK. I'M THE ONLY ONE THAT EVER HAS."

I had immediately chosen sides and declared my love for India. She was funny and compassionate and it was easy to feel sorry for her. What she had endured in her childhood was heartbreaking and she put up a good front making those in her circle believe she was invincible. And then, her mother drops the biggest bomb for any high schooler. They're packing up and starting a whole new life- with someone India has never met! 
No one wants to pick up and start a new life in the middle of high school. THE HORROR. So, she quickly became my new BFF and I was ready to kick ass by her side if necessary. 

There are a lot of messages in this tale. Situations and relationships that happen every day in homes and schools throughout the world. Things we forget that all classes of society and beliefs endure. We relate easily to the goth kid and the nerd and overlook those "above our station". Looking at them as perfect specimens and examples of how we should look, act, and belong in this complicated world. But in truth, the well to do are not immune and often suffer more than anyone realizes because they learn to hide right in front of you. They take it to a whole other level of deception. A "class act", if you will. And everyone has a secret. This is the theme of our story.

"WORDS HAVE POWER." 

I didn't want to like Finn. I really, really didn't. And yet... oh, how I fell. I could gush about him for days on end but he had to grow on me. And he did. He was the perfect, beautiful and spoiled boy that just screamed "SAVE ME" within the pages. Yet, his secrets and hurts were well hidden by his arrogant and aloof but commanding presence. And of course he was one half of the perfect couple. Too perfect as we soon discover. 

Our third piece, Eloise, was a bit harder to crack. Popular and loved by all, she could do no wrong and didn't want to accept India crashing into her seemingly perfect world. She refuses to befriend her soon to be step sister and wants to make her new life miserable. She's certain India will continue to make her world crash and her secret will be revealed. She's not easy to like. In fact, it took a lot to warm up to her. We assume she's perfect in every way and has the best life, but she has something of her own to hide. If she pushes India away and gets her and her mother to leave perhaps she can keep her family and her secret save. What a tangled web we weave. 

Talk about suffering in silence.

"I DON'T FEEL ALONE ANYMORE AT ALL. AND FOR THEIR SAKE... I WISH I GODDAMN DID."

So here we are with three very different and yet similar people just trying to make it through high school and society's pressures, fearing for the worst and now- finding they don't have to suffer alone. Not anymore. But nothing is easy and sacrifices and promises are made. 

TIVOU is a real roller coaster ride. Just when you think they've worked things out and the peace has been made, unwanted feelings develop and cause a rift. Secrets are spilled one by one and everyone seems at odds. It's trying and sad, and all too real. 

Every nightmare comes to light and the trio is tried again and again until you feel there may be no hope for happiness. Will no one get a happy ending? *cue the tissues*


To sum it all up: Sam brilliantly and eloquently shows us a world we take for granted. And with hand in heart we make this journey ready to take on the frenemies and the haters, and all of our fears- and like our trio, we come out transformed and anew. 



       




Samantha Young’s THE IMPOSSIBLE VASTNESS OF US – Review & Excerpt Tour
June 19th
BookWorm221 – Review & Excerpt
Clare's Mad About Books – Review & Excerpt
Joyful Shimmy – Review & Excerpt
Little Red's Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Naturally Nerdy Books – Review & Excerpt
June 20th
Beware Of The Reader – Review & Excerpt
Kindle and Me – Review & Excerpt
To Be Reviewed Books – Review & Excerpt
June 21st
A Fortress of Books – Excerpt
Becky on Books – Excerpt
Mustreadbooksordie – Review & Excerpt
SJ's Book Blog – Excerpt
June 22nd
Books,Dreams,Life – Excerpt
Fiction Fare – Review & Excerpt
Take Me Away To A Great Read – Review & Excerpt
June 23rd
A Literary Perusal – Review & Excerpt
Adventures in Writing – Excerpt
BJ's Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Ficwishes – Review
Kimberly's Hot Reads – Review & Excerpt
Read, Write, Design – Review & Excerpt
June 24th
Ali's Reviews and More – Review & Excerpt
Crazii Bitches Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Lacey's Love Of Literature – Review & Excerpt
Nose Stuck in a Book – Review & Excerpt
Tales of the Ravenous Reader – Review & Excerpt
June 25th
All Romance Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Book Lovers Hangout – Review & Excerpt
PBC – Excerpt
TSK TSK What to Read – Review & Excerpt
With Love for Books – Review
June 26th
Angie and Jessica's Dreamy Reads – Review & Excerpt
Book Reader Chronicles – Review & Excerpt
Calling All Bookaholics – Review & Excerpt
Liezel – Review & Excerpt
Reads & Reviews – Review
The Readdicts – Review & Excerpt
June 27th
4 the Love of Reading – Review & Excerpt
ADDICTED TO BOOKS – Review & Excerpt
Miss Riki – Review & Excerpt
Peace Love Books – Review
The Inked In Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
June 28th
Bookalicious Babes Blog – Review & Excerpt
Greyland Reviews – Excerpt
Literary lust – Review
My Girlfriends Couch – Review & Excerpt
Read Love Blog – Review & Excerpt
The Life of a BooknerdAddict – Review & Excerpt
June 29th
Author Groupies – Review
Blushing babes are up all – Review & Excerpt
Book Enticer – Review & Excerpt
The Book Avenue – Review & Excerpt
The Review Loft – Review & Excerpt
Three chicks and their books – Review & Excerpt
June 30th
I Read Indie – Excerpt
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Total Book Geek – Review & Excerpt
Vi3tbabe – Review & Excerpt
Witchy Richey's Booktastic Reviews – Review & Excerpt
July 1st
Book Babes Unite – Review & Excerpt
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Monday, May 22, 2017

SEEKER by Veronica Rossi #Giveaway


NERD BLAST for SEEKER by Veronica Rossi


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Veronica Rossi's new fantasy adventure in the Rider series—Seeker .

When Daryn claimed she was seeing visions during her sophomore year of high school, no one believed the truth. She wasn't losing her mind, she was gaining the Sight the ability to see the future. If she just paid attention to the visions, they'd provide her with clues and show her how she could help people. Really help them. Daryn embraced her role as a Seeker. The work she did was important. She saved lives.

Until Sebastian.

Sebastian was her first and worst mistake.

Since the moment she inadvertently sealed him in a dark dimension with Samrael the last surviving demon in the Kindred guilt has plagued her. Daryn knows Sebastian is alive and waiting for help. It's up to her to rescue him. But now that she needs the Sight more than ever to guide her, the visions have stopped.

Daryn must rely on her instincts, her intelligence, and on blind faith to lead the riders who are counting on her in search of Sebastian. As they delve into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems and where Samrael is steadily amassing power, Daryn faces the ultimate test. Will she have to become evil to destroy evil? The very fate of humankind rests in the answer.


Praise for THE SEEKERS

"The feeling of imminent danger and the constant battles with terrifying creatures help bring this vivid story to life. However, the depth of characterization is what will make readers connect to this small group of teens on a mission to save humanity. Gideon and Daryn display a powerful chemistry from their very first meeting, while the personality conflicts between Gideon and his fellow horsemen keep this adventure both intense and humorous."―RT Book Reviews, Top Pick!


Veronica Rossi is a best selling author of fiction for young adults. Her debut novel, UNDER THE NEVER SKY, was the first in a post-apocalyptic trilogy. Released in January 2012, it was deemed one of the Best Books of Year by School Library Journal. The series appeared in the NY Times and USA Today best seller lists and was published in over 25 foreign markets.

Her second series for young adults will begin with RIDERS (published February 16, 2016), the story of four modern day teens who become incarnations of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, and the prophetic girl who brings them together.

Veronica completed her undergraduate studies at UCLA and then went on to study fine art at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She is a lifelong reader and artist. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she has lived in Mexico, Venezuela, and all over the United States, to finally settle in Northern California with her husband and two sons.

When not writing, Veronica enjoys reading (it’s worth repeating), painting, and running. She does NOT like anything involving numbers, the addition of them, subtraction of them, you name it. They terrify her. Her obsessions generally lead to fictional works. Currently, she’s exploring New York City during the Revolutionary War.

Don’t tread on me. (If you know what that means, then you are my people!)

What else? This is getting more fun, isn’t it?

She–okay, I–am a huge fan of the SF Giants and the Golden State Warriors. I know, I know. Book types and sporty types shouldn’t be one in the same, but what can I say? I’m breaking the mold. Continuing. I have an irrational love of elephants. They make me cry, but it’s the best kind of cry. On other end of the spectrum, I abhor the shrill squeak styrofoam makes when it’s coming out of a box. Just typing that sentence made me want to scream. Needless to say, Christmas is great, but also really tough on me.

It’s probably time to wrap this up. If you’re here, it’s likely because you’ve read one of my books, or because you’re thinking about reading one of my books. Either way, thank you. Writing fulfills me like nothing else and I feel exceedingly fortunate to also call it my profession.


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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

COVER REVEAL: Stars over Castle Hill by Samantha Young


STARS OVER CASTLE HILL
A JOSS & BRADEN NOVELLA

Cover Design: Samantha Young
Stock photos provided by Deposit Photos: © Konradbak & © StockCube
Release Date: March 30th 2017 in ebook on most e-retailer platforms (incl. Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, BN and Google Play)
Book will go live on all platforms day of release.




Joss and Braden Carmichael are blissfully married living in their townhouse on Dublin Street with their two beautiful children. It’s a life Joss never expected to have, and one she’s grateful for every day.

But… what if she never met Braden and Ellie Carmichael on that fateful day when she
was only twenty-two years old?

When Joss is asked to write a story about how her life might have turned out if a pivotal
moment in it never happened, she thinks of the day she met both Braden and Ellie
Carmichael. If she had never met them where might she have ended up? Joss believes no
matter where life may have taken her it would have inevitably led her to Braden. But what if she was thirty instead of twenty-two when they met? How would she have felt about risking her heart then?
And even if she was older and wiser and ready to fall madly in love, what if too much had happened to Braden to make him the man that would risk his heart to save hers?

Will time be their enemy… or is it possible that two souls are meant for one another in
any reality?

Stars Over Castle Hill is an alternate reality novella of a romance that captured the
hearts of readers all over the world. Joss and Braden are back with a story that is
just as emotional, passionate and sexy as their first!

Haven’t read Joss & Braden’s story from the beginning? On Dublin Street, the #1 international bestseller, from Berkley Romance http://amzn.to/2krSKvI

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

COVER REVEAL: Until It Fades by K.A. Tucker

UNTIL IT FADES is a contemporary romance novel featuring K.A. Tucker’s signature heart-stopping suspense releasing May 2nd, 2017 and being published by Atria Books! Check out the gorgeous cover below and preorder your copy today!

 
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About UNTIL IT FADES:
A sexy new romance about a small-town woman who saves the life of a mysterious man, and finds herself unexpectedly thrown into a whirlwind love affair, featuring bestselling author K. A. Tucker’s signature “well-constructed, pulse-pounding suspense” (USA TODAY).
Twenty-four-year-old truck stop waitress and single mother Catherine Wright has simple goals: to give her five-year-old daughter a happy life and to never again be the talk of the town in Balsam, Pennsylvania: population three thousand outside of tourist season. And then one foggy night, on a lonely road back from another failed attempt at a relationship, Catherine saves a man’s life. It isn’t until after the police have arrived that Catherine realizes exactly who it is she has saved: Brett Madden, hockey icon and media darling. Catherine has already had her fifteen minutes of fame and the last thing she wants is to have her past dragged back into the spotlight, only this time on a national stage. So she hides her identity. It works. For a time. But when she finds the man she saved standing on her doorstep, desperate to thank her, all that changes. What begins as an immediate friendship quickly turns into something neither of them expected. Something that Catherine isn’t sure she can handle; something that Catherine is afraid to trust. Because how long can an extraordinary man like Brett be interested in an ordinary woman like Catherine…before the spark fades?

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author-pic-ka-tuckerK.A. Tucker writes captivating stories with an edge. She is the USA Today bestselling author of 14 books, including Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water, and her latest Adult Suspense novel, He Will Be My Ruin. Her books have been featured in national publications including USA Today, Globe & Mail, Suspense Magazine, and Publisher's Weekly. K.A. Tucker currently resides in a quaint town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and a Chug.      

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

RELEASE DAY: Dashing through the Snow by M. Leighton



Need some fun to brighten up the holidays?  Need some heat to warm up the cold nights?  Well,this is just the thing.  DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW, a sexy, snowy Christmas story by M. Leighton is LIVE!


A dash of perfect for the holidays!

Dilyn Hart hates Christmas, so when her boss (and ex-boyfriend) hands her an assignment to interview champion snowboarder and gorgeous playboy extraordinaire, Dash Grainger, on Christmas Eve, she takes it. There are several things she doesn’t plan for—a surly driver, a chalet in the middle of nowhere, a freak snowstorm—but the biggest surprise of all is Dash himself.


Dash Grainger lives for the high, and so far in his twenty-six years, he’s never met anyone or anything he loves more. Nothing has ever thrilled him as much as slick snow, cold air, and breakneck speed.

Until he meets Dilyn.

But one perfect night doesn’t mean clear, blue skies the next day. Some storms can’t be weathered.

Christmas might just be one of them.

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