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Monday, April 27, 2015

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Friday, April 24, 2015

The Consequence Of Loving Colton by Rachel Van Dyken (Excerpt & Giveaway)

The Consequence Of Loving Colton
Rachel Van Dyken

My name is Milo Caro and I have a confession to make.

I’ve been in love with Colton Mathews since I was five. He should have known that sharing a cookie with a sugar obsessed little monster would do the trick–it sealed his fate. So really, the fact that he’s sporting a black eye, a limp, almost got ran over by a car, and was nearly responsible for another person’s death? Right. HIs fault. Not mine. 

I made a pact with myself–this weekend would be different. I’d come home for my brothers wedding, smile, and Colton would naturally melt into my arms, we’d get married have five kids, live in a house by the river, and get a dog named scratch (clearly I’ve thought this through).

What really happened? I punched my brother in the face, Colton kissed me and apologized, I lied about having a boyfriend, oh and everyone wants to meet the mystery man. 

They say laughter always comes before insanity–ha, ha. All I wanted was my brother’s best friend…instead I’m sitting in prison. 

Let this be a lesson to you all…life rarely happens the way you want it to. 

Damn cookie.

After reading the Eagle Elite series, one thing is certain - I love Rachel Van Dyken.  So I am super excited for this new series, Consequence.  I think it sounds really good!  Have you read RVD before?

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Under The Influence by LB Simmons (Excerpt & Giveaway)

Under The Influence
L.B. Simmons


I loved you once. A love I thought irrevocable. A love I mistakenly believed could transcend both time and circumstance. Under the influence of my dimwitted, na├»ve, traitorous heart, I became intoxicated with what I now know was simply a figment of my self-indulgent imagination. So drunk on the feeling, I couldn’t see what was right in front of my face. So foolishly enamored, I blindly followed my heart into the depths of an emotion that would ravage me. 

Years later, I know now what I wish I knew then. I am stronger. Smarter. Tougher. I will not allow myself to be broken again. 

I loved you.

I raged for you.

I wept for you.

And now, I’m letting you go.

Author’s Note: Under the Influence is the journey of two childhood friends that spans the course of five pivotal years in their lives. It is a story about their discovery of true friendship as it blossoms into first love, their experience of crucial sacrifice and ultimate betrayal, and their endurance of agonizing heartbreak on the way to finding lasting redemption.

I'm pretty excited about this release - it sounds like one of those emotional reads that will just grab you.  And hell, I love being grabbed.  How about you??

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Nice Girls Don't Ride by Roni Loren (Review)

Title: Nice Girls Don't Ride
Series: Standalone
Author: Roni Loren
Published: April 21, 2015 - Penguin Intermix
Format: Galley
Pages: 98 per Amazon

Natalie Bourne thinks she has the perfect night planned for her twenty-first birthday. But when her car breaks down and her boyfriend bails on her, she’s left stranded in an auto shop dealing with a way too cocky, way too hot mechanic, who seems to be intent on pushing every button she has.

Monroe Hawkins knows he shouldn’t be messing with a girl from the uppity private college. Especially when he can tell she sees him as the help. But he’s having trouble resisting the redhead with the smart mouth and the killer legs. So when Natalie’s night goes from bad to worse, there’s no way he’s letting her spend her birthday alone. He makes her a deal—he’ll take her home but not until the sun comes up.

Ten hours, one motorcycle, and the city of Austin at their fingertips…things are about to take a major detour. And soon, there may be no U-turn in sight.

Big dreamy sigh.  I can't tell you all the ways that I loved this novella.  It was beyond awesome.  And little secret, this is definitely a long-standing fantasy of mine!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Sweet by Tammara Webber (Review)

Title: Sweet
Series: Contours of the Heart #3
Author: Tammara Webber
Published: April 27, 2015
Format: Galley
Pages: 340 per Amazon

He’s the love of her life, but he doesn’t know it.
She’s his one moment of sacrifice in a lifetime of survival.

He was damaged and wild, but resilient.
She’s always been obedient. Now she’s restless.

Home for the summer between college and med school, Pearl Torres Frank knows two things: Boyce Wynn is the embodiment of everything she should run from, and everything she wants to run to. Rebellious and loud. Unconcerned with society’s opinion of him. Passionate. Strong. Dangerous.

And one more trait he hides from everyone but her:

Sweet by Tammara Webber was fantastic, it really met the bar that the previous two books in the series set.  Sweet is the story of Boyce, who you might remember from Breakable as Lucas' friend from back home. Boyce is absolutely wonderful!!

Friday, April 17, 2015

All The Rage by Courtney Summers (Review)

Title: All The Rage
Series: Standalone
Author: Courtney Summers
Published: April 14, 2015 St Martins Griffin
Format: EGalley
Pages: 321 per Goodreads

The sheriff’s son, Kellan Turner, is not the golden boy everyone thinks he is, and Romy Grey knows that for a fact. Because no one wants to believe a girl from the wrong side of town, the truth about him has cost her everything—friends, family, and her community. Branded a liar and bullied relentlessly by a group of kids she used to hang out with, Romy’s only refuge is the diner where she works outside of town. No one knows her name or her past there; she can finally be anonymous. But when a girl with ties to both Romy and Kellan goes missing after a party, and news of him assaulting another girl in a town close by gets out, Romy must decide whether she wants to fight or carry the burden of knowing more girls could get hurt if she doesn’t speak up. Nobody believed her the first time—and they certainly won’t now — but the cost of her silence might be more than she can bear. 

With a shocking conclusion and writing that will absolutely knock you out, All the Rage examines the shame and silence inflicted upon young women after an act of sexual violence, forcing us to ask ourselves: In a culture that refuses to protect its young girls, how can they survive?

This is a hard book to read.  This book feels more real than many of the books I've ever read.  This book is scarier than most of the books I've read.  This book is really... great.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

At The Stars by Elisabeth Staab (Cover Reveal, Excerpt, Giveaway)

I was a normal teenager who loved music and dancing, until the day I was attacked in my favorite record store. A few years later when my mom succumbed to depression and took her own life, I couldn’t stay in my hometown with all the memories and the curious stares. I decided to get in my car and just go – except my car decided it was done going outside a tiny place called Evergreen Grove. That’s where I found Jake. Or I guess Jake found me.

For the last eight years, all I can think about is the day I ended another man’s life. Then I manage to save Cassie’s, and I feel like maybe I’ve got some kind of second chance. To do what I couldn’t before, or maybe even for something bigger. Something like love. If only I could feel like I deserve her...

Thanks for stopping by today!  I have this awesome cover reveal for you from the terrific Elisabeth Staab - and a giveaway!  Personally, I can not wait to read this book!  What do you think?  Is it going on your TBR?

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Awakening by Shannon Duffy (Review)

Title: Awakening
Series: Standalone
Author: Shannon Duffy
Published: April 7, 2015 Entangled Teen
Format: E-arc
Pages: 352 per Goodreads

Desiree Six (because she was born on a Friday) believes in everything the Protectorate stands for. She likes the safety and security of having her entire life planned out—her career, her mate, even the date of her death. She doesn't even think to question when Darian, her childhood friend and neighbor, is convicted of murdering his parents. They had seemed like such a loving family. But if he was convicted, then he must have done it.

Then Darian shows up in her room late one night. He has escaped from the Terrorscape—a nightmare machine used to punish all Noncompliants—and needs Desiree's help. What he tells her rocks her world to its core and makes her doubt everything she's ever been told. With this new information, will Desiree and Darian be able to escape the Protectorate before it's too late?

This is my first read by author Shannon Duffy, and I have to say - I am impressed.  I absolutely love unique reads like this.  If you into post apocalyptic and tech, then I think you will love this.  Now this book is more on the YA side, but a mature YA.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Salem's Fury by Aaron Galvin (Interview & Giveaway)

Salem's Fury
Aaron Galvin

Sarah Kelly fears a father’s sins are revisited upon the children.

Her sister believes different. Adopted by the Miamiak and raised in the wilderness, Rebecca shares no such concerns. For her, memories of their early life and of Hecate’s attack remain dim.

But history condemns those who neglect the past.

When a war party brings news of a neighboring tribe attacked for harboring white folk, they demand the Miamiak aid in avenging their fallen brothers. With rumors the culprits were held in sway to a fearless witch on the rampage, Rebecca must decide whether to guard those she holds dear or seek vengeance upon a forgotten shade of Salem.

So some of you may have read Salem's Vengeance - and if you adore witches, then you positively should.  Today I bring you Salem's Fury, book two in the Vengeance Trilogy by Aaron Galvin!  I was lucky enough to get some time to interview Aaron, so take a peak - let me know what you think!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Full Contact by Sarah Castille (Review & Giveaway)

Title: Full Contact
Series: Redemption Book 3
Author: Sarah Castille
Published: April 7, 2015 - Sourcebooks Casablanca
Format: Galley
Pages: 304/Goodreads

When you can't resist the one person who could destroy you...

Sia O'Donnell can't help but push the limits. She secretly attends every underground MMA fight featuring The Predator, the undisputed champion. When he stalks his prey in the ring, Sia is mesmerized. He is dominant and dangerous and every instinct tells her to run.

Every beautiful thing Ray "The Predator" touches he knows he'll eventually destroy. Soft, sweet and innocent, Sia is the light to Ray's darkness-and completely irresistible. From the moment he lays eyes on her, he knows he's going to have to put his dark past behind him to win her body and soul.

Not too long ago I read about Sarah Castille's bikers in mc romance Rough Justice.  I thought I loved her then.  But now I've met her MMA underground fighters and I am completely smitten, and a bit worked up - in all the best of ways.  Sarah Castille brought the dirty to this romance in Full Contact, and I loved it.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Silver Bastard by Joanna Wylde (Review)

Title: Silver Bastard
Series: Silver Valley #1
Author: Joanna Wylde
Published: April 7, 2015 - Berkley
Format: Galley & ARC
Pages: 448 Pages/Goodreads

Fourteen months. For fourteen months, Puck Redhouse sat in a cell and kept his mouth shut, protecting the Silver Bastards MC from their enemies. Then he was free and it was time for his reward—full membership in the club, along with a party to celebrate. That’s when he saw Becca Jones for the first time and set everything in motion. Before the night ended he’d violated his parole and stolen her away from everything she knew.

Five years. It was five years ago that Puck destroyed Becca and saved her all in one night. She’s been terrified of him ever since, but she’s even more terrified of the monsters he still protects her from... But Becca refuses to let fear control her. She’s living her life and moving forward, until she gets a phone call from the past she can't ignore. She has to go back, and there’s only one man she can trust to go with her—the ex-con biker who rescued her once before.

Puck will help her again, but this time it’ll be on his terms. No more lies, no more tears, and no more holding back what he really wants...

Ahhhhh.... PUCK!!!!  If you are a fan of the Reapers MC books like I am, you know who Puck is, and you've been anxiously awaiting his arrival in Silver Bastard.  Joanna Wylde, I love you.  I love this world you've brought to us, and I love how you can make a book that is relatively long fly by in the span of a moment.  Puck and Becca were beautiful to watch, and I can't recommend this book enough.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Against Me by Freya Barker (Excerpt & Giveaway)

Against Me
Freya Barker

Patience has always been Caleb Whitetail's strength. Quiet and unassuming is what you see with the GFI investigator, but the blood boils hot right under the surface. He kept his distance for years only to see the woman who has held his attention almost lose her life not just once, but twice. He is done standing in the shadows.

Katie Acker, once a tough and athletic security specialist now struggles daily to walk. The closest to family she has are her colleagues at GFI. Especially the man who saved her life and always has her back. So when she unwittingly becomes the focus of a Mexican cartel, it’s no big surprise she finds him right by her side.

With the combustive change in their deepening bond, Katie and Caleb do not see the oncoming danger - until it surrounds them.

Now this book sounds really good!!  I've not read this author before, but based on this little bit, I am so ready to.  So I will definitely be picking this book up!  How about you?

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Savage by Jade C Jamison (Review, Excerpt, Giveaway)

Title: Savage
Series: Standalone
Author: Jade C Jamison
Published: March 31, 2015
Format: Ebook received for tour review
Pages: 403 per Amazon

Kill or Die

Nina Hardwick has had a rough life since leaving high school, but inside she is still the girl looking for a silver lining. The past several years have left their toll on her psyche, and just as she feels like she’s climbing out of a deep abyss, her life and the lives of millions of others fall into shambles as a virus overtakes the country and leaves a plague of undead armies scouring the land.

In a desperate attempt to get away from the infected, Nina and some neighbors speed out of town, nearly killing a man on a motorcycle. When they stop to rescue him, Nina realizes that he is the one man from her past she never got over, the guy who should have been her high school sweetheart until she messed it up. But this unrequited love, Kevin Savage, says he doesn’t even remember her. Or does he?

Nina, Kevin, and her neighbors head to the wilderness and fight to survive not only the plague but also hunger, cold, their inner demons…and even each other. Will they survive and, more importantly, will her heart?

Hmmmm.   Savage by Jade C Jamison was an interesting read.  The first I've read by this author, and I can say I enjoyed it, but it definitely wasn't what I expected.