Friday, September 12, 2014

Review + Giveaway: Conspire by S.E. Hall and Erin Noelle



~Synopsis~
"He wants answers. 

She wants freedom. 

The search is over...when they Conspire."
  ~Teaser~




  ~Excerpt~

She giggles and kisses my lips softly. “I live here, so I’m not escaping, frowny-face. I need to use the bathroom.” She wrestles out from underneath my hold, stretching her arm to the chair beside the bed. Sitting up on the edge, she slips on a satin robe before standing.

“Why are you covering up that body, babe? I was already hard waiting to watch you go,” I tease…except not at all teasing.

“What?” She glances over her shoulder with a sassy grin. “You don’t like it?” She looks at her silky attire and runs her hands over the robe enticingly. “I’ll have you know, I’ve been told pink is my color.” Her mouth turns down subtly the second the words escape; a faraway sadness ghosting across her eyes for a fleeting second before she quickly dismisses the thought away and fakes a smile.

A surge of nausea consumes me, a shiver elicited with the chill that creeps up my spine, the unfair devil of irony dousing me in frigid shame and guilt.

It’s her—my Jocelyn—was Devon’s…fascination, his ‘I hope she feels the same.’

I just made love to the woman my little brother never even got a chance to ask on a date.

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~Review by Ashton~
 I rate Conspire by S.E. Hall and Erin Noelle FIVE LEAVES!
Before I even dive into how wonderful this book is, let me just tell you all that I recently met these two authors at the Red Dirt Boco event in Oklahoma City, and they both are so sweet and fabulous. They also gave us a signed copy of Conspire, for which we will be giving away soon to one lucky FALLower!
When I saw who wrote Conspire, I knew it was going to be a hit, even when the book’s synopsis was so vague. What I wasn’t expecting was such a fresh story idea intertwined with those extra hot and steamy love scenes we all crave.
After his brother’s suspicious suicide, Graham Harrison (Bryce Griggs) sets out on a mission to prove his brother was murdered. Graham, an NSA agent and former MIT student, uses his skills to land a job at the pharmaceutical company his brother, Devon, worked for. Once Graham delves into the conspiracy, he finds Devon left several clues to help lead his brother to the truth. Due to his highly trained skillset, Graham knows the importance of planning every detail and backup plans, but he never anticipated Jocelyn Craig.
Jocelyn Craig is the public relations director for her family’s pharmaceutical company. She works under her father, who cares more about his business than the happiness of his daughter, and Hunter, the man her family expects her to marry and someday run the company with. She loved Hunter when she was young, but she finally comes to her senses after years of dealing with his lying and cheating. Now, she can’t explain the crazy attraction she has towards the new hire, Bryce Griggs.
“I pull up the resume of Mr. Bryce Griggs on my laptop, but before I get the chance to scan over it, the door swings open and in walks who I believe is supposed to be the next applicant for the Patenting position. However, I’m afraid this gentleman is lost – having wandered from the GQ shoot nearby perhaps? Unless he’s applying for the starring role of my most lewd and erotic dreams, in which case, he’s hired. In fact, I may give him a raise.”
I’m rating Conspire Five Leaves, because the writing is absolutely phenomenal. For example…
“This is, without a doubt, my favorite time of day – the sun just beginning to peek her sleepy head out from the blanket of the horizon, her fiery, tousled tendrils strewn across the starless sky. The moon still lingers high overhead, looking on as his wild, fervent mate wakes from her slumber, as if he’s ensuring she’s okay before he kisses their shared sky one last time and disappears. Very few people are awake and moving around outside at this dawning hour, witnessing the changing of the guard, and I pity them for their loss.”
It’s also receiving the highest rating due to the hot, Hot, HOT chemistry between Graham (Bryce) and Jocelyn. Their playful flirting and naughty talk is so endearing and sexy. Graham (Bryce) has the sweetest heart, and he is so loyal to his brother and his family. I love how he tries his hardest to be as honest with Jocelyn as he can; given the situation he is in. He has his alpha moments, but his soft side is just adorable. It’s safe to say he is an easy candidate for your next book boyfriend.


  ~About the Authors~
S.E. Hall is the author of the Amazon Best Selling Evolve Series, Emerge, Embrace, Entangled (novella) and Entice as well as the bestselling stand-alone NA Romance, Pretty Instinct. She also co-wrote Stirred Up, an erotic short story with her CP and friend, Author Angela Graham and is honored to be a part of the USA Today and NYT Best Selling Devour box set. S.E., which stands for Stephanie Elaine, resides in Arkansas with her husband of 18 years and 3 beautiful daughters of the home, and one married daughter who graced her with two beautiful grandchildren. When not in the stands watching her ladies play softball, she enjoys reading and writing and the occasional trip to the casino. She's also clutch at Baggo, when it's warm outside, and definitely the woman to pick on your side for some Flip Cup!

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Erin Noelle is a Texas native, where she lives with her husband and two young daughters. While earning her degree in History at the University of Houston, she rediscovered her love for reading that was first instilled by her grandmother when she was a young child. A lover of happily-ever-afters, both historical and current, Erin is an avid reader of all romance novels. In 2013, she published the Book Boyfriend Series, which included books Metamorphosis, Ambrosia, Euphoria, and Timeless, and thus far in 2014, has published When the Sun Goes Down, a contemporary romance novel, and Transparent, a romantic suspense novel. Her books have been a part of the USA Today Bestselling list and the Amazon and Barnes & Noble overall Top 100.
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Review: Talk to Me by Mira Noire



~Synopsis~
 While running errands, a thirty-something professional's fantasies spark when he sees a fresh-faced, barely legal beauty giving him a look he can't resist. When he sees her again, the girl slips into his car and into his head, exciting him and scaring him at the same time. Who is she? What does she want?

She says she just wants to talk, but this mysterious young seductress is still a virgin, with a burgeoning body and a mouth like a whore. And the way she's touching and talking to him make it more and more likely that the two of them are going to be doing more than just talking.


~Excerpt~
 “Do you want my name?” She was playful. She released her tongue and smiled with gentle cheekiness.

I shook my head.”Later.”

“Tell me yours?” She was suave, she knew how to handle me—she must have done this to men before, driven them wild, deliberately made them want her. Maybe she was a professional tease. Fear suddenly flashed through my brain. Maybe this was a trap. But then I looked at her body, the way it moved, her swollen mouth, ready for kissing, her bedroom eyes, her tousled hair loose around her shoulders.

I shook my head again.”Later.” There was plenty of time. Time to see what was under that tank top. Maybe.

“Alright,” she sighed, tipping her head to the side and narrowing her eyes slightly in mock assessment. ”You want to know how I tick. Right?”

I nodded.

She said, ”I’m a virgin.”

  ~Review by Jodie Rae~
I rated Talk to Me by Mira Noire FOUR LEAVES!! 

My, my, my what a fantastic treat to read. Loved this erotic short story! This story is hot and intense and gets your blood pumping. It has strong characters and an interesting plot.  I was not ready for this to end! The story is interesting because we never learned the characters first names! I don't think I've ever read a book without the characters' names! This book is about two characters that have an intense meeting when they spot each other across a cafe.  As time goes by, they are both thinking about each other. The girl takes a bold move and jumps into the car with the guy.  When they arrive at his house, there are tons of teasing and small talk but not actually doing anything.  WOW, I just wish I could have had at least 50 more pages!!  

Even though the story was short; the story was very well written and I was enticed from page one as the author describes her characters and the story line brings you in quickly.   

Overall, this is an excellent read, I'll definitely buy other books by this author. I just wish this book wasn't so short, I wanted more!! Highly recommended!

  ~About the Author~
Mira Noire began exploring erotica as a girl, reading Anne Rice's A.N. Roquelaire works, from the Beauty trilogy and beyond. Her every spare moment was spent reading, from literary fiction to fantasy to erotica, Tad Williams to Jane Eyre to Judy Bloom.
One day Mira asked herself - why shouldn't I write an erotic novel? If Anne Rice can, why can't I? 

As part of her "research," Mira began to take lovers while also working through a degree at Stanford University and  gainful employment. She dabbled with Craigslist, Nerve.com, Chemistry.com, eHarmony.com, and the occasional Vegas hustle. There were the Chippendales, the Olympic Gardens, and a private dance with a very well endowed male stripper.  
The occasional intrigue of a menage a trois with married couples, and a little lesbian experimentation.
Men with brooding eyes in hotel elevators, and soccer players chasing her and her friends through San Francisco's North Beach. Seedy redlit windows in Amsterdam, grandfathered brothels in Singapore, and  ...
the well-dressed man on the street in London growling and barking at her like a dog. He needed training, that one.
So did the one who wanted her to walk on his penis with her high-heeled shoes.
Life is long and complex and filled with erotic opportunities, and while she accepted some offers and declined others, each encounter reminded her of her love of erotic writing. She also eventually discovered online porn and, well, everything exploded in her mind's eye then. Literally and figuratively. With a whole world out there to explore, experience, and write about ...
Mira is back in the writing game.

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Release Day + Review: Pulled Within (Bar Harbor #2) by Marni Mann

~Synopsis~
Storms can't last forever…can they?

For five long years, Rae Ryan has lived in a storm over which she has no control. Little by little, everything has been taken away from her—her job, her relationship, her best friend and her home. Plagued by nightmares and a terrible family secret, she carries her scars as much on the inside as she does on the outside.

Hart Booker, another disappointment from her past, returns to Bar Harbor and shelters her from the rain. He reminds Rae that forgiveness is possible, happiness can be found on the other side of darkness, and beauty rests beneath her scars. But a sinister figure lingering in the background seems determined to pull Rae back into a past she’s been trying to outrun. Can she survive the storm and become part of the light she so desperately desires? Or is she destined to remain
Pulled Within?

Recommended for mature audiences due to explicit language, sexual abuse, disturbing situations, and drug use.
 
  ~Review by Jodie Rae~
 I rated Pulled Within  (Bar Harbor #2) by Marni Mann FIVE FABULOUS leaves!!

"Everyone has a chance to heal.  Some people choose to stay in their past and let their scars define them.  Others choose to let it be nothing more than a mark on their body."

Pulled Within left me speechless. After I finished this book, I was gutted.  The story is beautiful, devastating, and emotional.  It's one of those books that will stick with you forever. Marni Mann showed us the struggle of Rae and the struggle to function day to day. Underlining the story is the hope and the gift of life itself.   Pulled Within is the perfect title for this book, because you get pulled into the lives of these strong characters and you just can't get enough.  

Rae Ryan had a rough couple of years and now it feels like her world is coming to an end. She is out of a job. Rae was dating her boss and now he is with Drew from the first book. She is also about to be evicted and her best friend has been MIA. 

In Pulled Beneath, we meet Rae, all we really know about her is she has a scar on her face and she was dating Saint.  Rae is reminded of her past every day and soon the anniversary of what happened is approaching.  Just then Hart comes back into her life.  Hart Booker was Rae's high school boyfriend who left without a single goodbye.  Years have passed and Hart is back in Bar Harbor. When they reconnect, Rae is not ready for a relationship and let someone in, but the love that Hart had for her while they were separated never changed.  He tries to rescue Rae from all the pain that has come her away. Rae is a fighter and such a strong heroine. She is stronger than she even realizes. There are so many more things I don't want to tell you because I do not believe in giving spoilers. Just let me say, this book will stick with you in so many ways. 

This book made me REALLY think too. We all have scars, some are physical and some are emotional.  I, myself, has a 'scar' being in a wheelchair.  Just like with Rae, when people look at you for the first time and do not know your story, you are judged.  I just felt like this book made me feel. I have longed to feel contacted to a character for a long time. Thank you, Marni for being an amazing author and being my friend.  You are fabulous! Thank you for giving us this amazing book.  You have such great talent with your words!


  ~About the Author~
Best-selling author Marni Mann, knew she was going to be a writer
since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about
teenage pop stars, Mann was fantasizing about penning her first novel.
She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of
darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotion. A New Englander at
heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida with her husband and their
two dogs who subsequently have been characters in her books. When
she's not nose deep in her laptop working on her next novel, she's
scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling to new locations, and
devouring fabulous books.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Review: When We Collide by A.L. Jackson


~Synopsis~
  From the bestselling author of Pulled and Take This Regret comes a gripping new tale of loss and love.


William has spent six years running from his past and the last eight months trying to rid his mind of the dreams that increasingly haunt his nights. Trapped in a world of false ambitions and feigned affections, William knows he’s reached a breaking point and something’s going to give.



Maggie had lived her entire life without hope until one man showed her what it meant to be loved. He’d been her light in a lifetime of darkness. Six years ago, that

darkness stole him away. Without him, she’s surrendered herself to an existence she doesn’t know how to escape.



When the family William left behind is struck by tragedy, he is called back to the one place he’s sworn to never return to again. 



In a moment that will change his life forever, William comes face to face with the girl who, with one look, captured his heart. He is unable to ignore the buried desires and the hope for the future they’d once believed they’d have. 



Now William is ready to fight to take back what had been stolen from him six years before. But he never imagined what that fight might cost him. 


A.L. Jackson gives you an intimate look into the lives of a family bound by an unseen connection in this new contemporary romance.

  ~Review by Lo~

I rated When We Collide with FOUR leaves! This was a heartwarming and heartbreaking read all at the same time. I am very impressing with A.L. Jackson's writing style. The fact that I can feel all of these emotions in the same novel is amazing to me. I also was very connected with all the characters. Even the secondary characters are well thought out and very realistic. This is definitely a book that I could not put down.
 This story deals with ultimate pain and betrayal by ones that are supposed to love and protect you. It deals a lot with physical and emotional abuse which can be gut wrenching to read but was extremely telling.
William never believed in love at first sight but after seeing Maggie for the first time, he knew she was someone he could never forget. After a summer of whirlwind romance, things began to complicate and William and Maggie never spoke again for six years. When William has to return home six years later because of a family emergency, things get set into motion again. William always felt the need to protect Maggie from the abuse she endures and he will once again stop at nothing to save her.
Check this book out, ASAP! I promise you won't be disappointed.  
  ~About the Author~

A.L. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of Take This Regret and Lost to You, as well as other contemporary romance titles, including If Forever Comes, Pulled and When We Collide, as well as the New Adult Romance Come To Me Quietly due out January 7, 2014.

She first found a love for writing during her days as a young mother and college student. She filled the journals she carried with short stories and poems used as an emotional outlet for the difficulties and joys she found in day-to-day life.

Years later, she shared a short story she’d been working on with her two closest friends and, with their encouragement, this story became her first full length novel. A.L. now spends her days writing in Southern Arizona where she lives with her husband and three children. Her favorite pastime is spending time with the ones she loves.
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Release Day Blitz + Review: All or Nothing by Kendall Ryan

 
~SYNOPSIS~
You’ve met Ben Shaw. Now meet Braydon Kincaid, the devil-may-care male model who nearly stole the show in Working It by New York Times bestselling author Kendall Ryan.
As one of the world’s most sought-after male models, Braydon is no stranger to the finer pleasures in life. The last thing he wants to do is limit himself, especially when it comes to women. His best friend, Ben, might’ve settled down, but Braydon doesn’t want to waste his youth on the messy complications of commitment. He wants fun. He wants easy.
Ellie isn’t looking for a casual relationship, but her tough and sassy personality instantly attracts Braydon, who proposes a “friends with benefits” arrangement. Unable to resist the powerful pull of the charming bad boy, Ellie eventually relents, though she longs for all-consuming love.
As the two spend more time together, Ellie soon realizes that Braydon’s posing skills extend off the runway. His carefully crafted fa├žade masks a secret hurt that he’s reluctant to share with Ellie, even as they embark on a passionate affair that sends them hurtling toward a fate neither expected. Can Ellie risk her heart while she waits for Braydon to let her in, or will she be forced to demand all or nothing?

~REVIEW BY JODIE RAE~
  
Well I am going to go on the limb here and say this is MY FAVORITE book of the Love by Design series. I absolutely LOVED this book! When we are first introduced to Braydon, I was hoping he would get his own book! I mean, don't get me wrong, I love Ben, but I REALLY love Braydon. 

Ellie and Braydon are friends with Emmy and Ben. When they meet at their friends wedding, HOLY CHEMISTRY!! I loved how they fell into each other.  I enjoyed the story as their 'friendship' grew.  It’s mingled with heavy emotions as they develop their love which added a nice depth to the story. Ellie doesn’t do casual hookups and Braydon never does relationships. The attraction between them is immediate but so is the mutual respect and the fact that they actually really like one another.  They immediately agree to keep things between them as friends only. The more time they spend together, the more they start to have feelings for each other. First trust issues hinder their relationship and they must learn from it. Ellie and Braydon make big mistakes in denying themsleves how great they are together! But once they finally got on the same page... everything seems to work out. 

I really enjoyed both of these characters.  I loved Ellie's sarcasm and feisty character. Braydon just being the sexy guy that he is, and their playful banter and let's not forget, the "off the charts" HOT sex scenes, makes this book have all the ingredients for it to be an absolute MUST READ!!

I enjoyed this book SO MUCH. This book just proves that no other couple deserves love and happiness more than Ellie and Braydon. Their love story can be a wreck at times, but it is also powerful, emotional, and beautiful. Their story proves that some people truly belong to one another. Kendall Ryan is my FAVORITE author. I probably stalk her on Facebook at least twice a day! Thank you for letting me read the book in advance!! <3
 
 ~ABOUT THE AUTHOR~
Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance novels, including Hard to Love, Unravel Me, Resisting Her and When I Break.
She’s a sassy, yet polite Midwestern girl with a deep love of books, and a slight addiction to lipgloss. She lives in Minneapolis with her adorable husband and two baby sons, and enjoys hiking, being active, and reading.

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Beat Cover Reveal + Giveaway


Beat (#1 The Beat and The Pulse)
GENRE: Erotic Romance
RELEASE DATE: October 6th 2014 
18+ due to mature sexual content

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~SYNOPSIS~
Renee "Ren" Miller was five when her Dad left to go to the shops and never came back.
Left to grow up with a cancer riddled mother, things have never been easy for a teenager who had to be wise beyond her years. Then one day they lose the battle and she’s all alone.
Now twenty-two, Ren reluctantly goes to find her estranged father. He owns the down and out boxing studio, Beat, and Ren finds herself drawn to the ring. She thrives on learning a new way of fighting a life that kept kicking her down…instead of struggling against the current, she kicks it right between the legs.
Then one day, Ash Fuller, her Dad's star fighter comes back to town. Mysterious, handsome… Dangerous… Everything Ren doesn't need.
But he's got other ideas…
…and so does she.




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~ABOUT THE AUTHOR~
  
Amity Cross isn't my real name. That's no secret.
I didn't want my Mum and my workplace to find out I wrote about doodles and tongue-in-cheek sexual innuendo.
I live in a leafy suburb of Melbourne writing about screwed up relationships and kick ass female leads that don't take s**t lying down.



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Friday, September 5, 2014

Review: Hourglass by K.S. Smith & Megan C. Smith


~Synopsis~

Best friends since birth, Brooke Reid and Savannah Prescott, spend their days working together at top fashion magazine Hourglass, while enjoying all that the Denver nightlife has to offer – but sharing a man – no way.
One of Denver’s most eligible bachelors, Luke Wellington, can have any woman he wants and he knows it. Putting his player skills to the test, he destroys a friendship and makes two women fall in love with him as he sits back and enjoys the best of both worlds.
Brooke Reid is a woman looking for her happily ever after, and the day she literally ran in to him, she thought she’d found it. Charming, charismatic, a true gentleman – what more could she ask for? Things are going perfectly until her best friend struts in the elevator and claimed his lips right in front of her.
Savannah Prescott is interested in one thing, having a good time with every single man Denver has to offer. Being tied down is too much of a bore for her free spirited ways. Or so she thinks, but when her best friend starts dating her Friday night fling, she realizes she may be ready to turn in her game card and settle down into a real relationship.
When both girls come to the realisation that they are after the same man, it means all-out war. Best friends until the end, or at least until him.

~Review by Jodie Rae~
I rated Hourglass by K.S. Smith & Megan C. Smith FIVE LEAVES!!

Hourglass is a very unique read and I really enjoyed it!! The story is about two completely different best friends that are dating the same guy! Say what?! Each chapter was told from alternating point of view from best friends: Brooke and Savannah.
You have Brooke on one hand; is sweet, innocent girl that wants the flowers and the happily ever after.  On the other hand, you have Savannah, who jumps from a new bedmate every day. She enjoys living the carefree life. I have to say I have a weakness for books that deal with the scandalous topic of a love triangle! I think it has to be the fact that are so many men are fighting over me. haha

Everything is going great for Brooke and Savannah. They are finally living in the same city again and both working for the same company.  Nothing in their wildest imagination could tear the two apart.  That is until Lucas Wellington comes into the picture. Lucas is a major player and you find he is playing both Savannah and Brooke.  Lucas wants the best of both worlds; he wants his booty calls with Savannah and the relationship with Brooke.  When the girls find out that he is playing them both they are on a mission to show Lucas who the real player really is in the game of love.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves romance stories with a fun twist! I couldn't put this book down at all until I was finished with it and you won't be able to put it down as well!


~About the Author~

K.S. Smith is an aspiring new contemporary romance author. When she is not writing you will most likely find her tanning on the beautiful Florida beaches, spending time with her family and friends or dedicating her time to the military through her favorite non-profit organization.
K.S. Smith was born and raised in Tampa, FL and continues to build her life there in her new home with her boyfriend of ten years who will hopefully one day put all book boyfriends to shame with an out of this world proposal.

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Megan Smith was born and raised in beautiful Tampa, Florida where she spent her days falling in love with fictional characters from a very young age.
After marrying her best friend she relocated to North Carolina to support her husband’s career as a U.S. Marine. During her time in North Carolina Megan was blessed with 3 beautiful children who have kept her constantly busy chasing after them and enjoying the daily routine of motherhood.
Most recently Megan and her family have relocated to St. Petersburg, Florida where she has spent the past few months achieving her lifelong dream of publishing her very first novel; as well as continuing to submerge herself in some of her favourite books while appreciating a glass of wine and her favorite, salted pretzel Milanos.

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Temper For You Cover Reveal

 
 
Title:  Temper for You (For You #3)
This is the Final book of the For You series and can be read as a Standalone
Author:  Genna Rulon Genre:  Contemporary Romance 18+
Publication Date:  September 24, 2014
Cover Design: G. Relyea
Event Organized by:  Literati Author Services, Inc.  


  ~SYNOPSIS~  

  "Life is messy.  Love is messier.” –Catch and Release   

 Meg Adeio has led a life of isolation—not by choice, by necessity—until one act of heroism forces her out of seclusion. Despite a past shrouded in mystery, Meg is “adopted” by an eclectic group of friends that become the family she never had. Life was good for the first time in…ever.   

Or it was until Westly Black reappeared on her doorstep. She knew he was the last man any woman should give her time to—only good for one thing—yet a temptation no woman could deny. Wes might make her life messy, but Meg’s eyes were wide open and she had it under control.  At least she thought she did.   

When past and present collide, loyalties are tested, forcing Meg to sacrifice her future to protect those she loves.   

Temper For You is a gripping story of regret, deception, and redemption – filled with raw emotion, sarcastic wit, intrigue, and love’s propensity to forgive.  





~ABOUT THE AUTHOR~


Genna Rulon is an up and coming contemporary romance author.

During her 15 years in the corporate world, Genna, inspired by her love of reading, fantasized about penning her own stories. Encouraged by her favorite authors, many of whom are indie writers and self-published, she committed to pursuing her aspirations of writing her own novels.

Genna was raised in Long Island, New York, where she still resides, surrounded by the most amazing family and friends. Married to a wonderful man, who patiently tolerates her ramblings about whichever book she is currently working on, even feigning interest relatively convincingly! Genna is blessed with two little boys who do their best to thwart mommy's writing time with their hilarious antics and charming extrapolations.  



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You can find Genna online at: www.gennarulon.com Be sure to join the mailing list for updates about future books, as well as giveaways, and other fun facts.

Genna would love to hear from you, and will personally respond to all messages!

You can contact her as follows: Email:  genna@gennarulon.com  

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Unforgettable Cover Reveal

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~SYNOPSIS~

My name is Tate. And all my life I have kept secrets. The type of secrets that haunt your dreams at night. I wake up hating the world, and I go to sleep knowing that the memories of my past will visit me-reminding me that I once was weak and a coward. I'll never be that person again.
But there is one person who has made me think there may be more to life than hatred and revenge. Missy feels me with hope. But hope is what makes you weak, makes you think you can be better, and it's a lie.
A man like me deserves to be alone forever because one day, I will come face to face with my past, and I will destroy it. Even if that means destroying myself in the process.
But what I didn't know was that she has nightmares of her own-because of me. For the first time in my life, I want to save someone. But how can I save her when I can't even save myself?
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Shantel is a Texas born girl who now lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her high school sweetheart, and their three year old little princess. She considers herself extremely lucky to be a stay at home wife and mother. When she’s not reading or writing, she spends her time with family and friends. Find more about Shantel! @Shantel_Tessier www.facebook.com/pages/Shantel-Tessier-Author/408437342580536 https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7086716.Shantel_Tessier

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Review + Giveaway: Just Series by Riley J. Ford

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~Synopsis~

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Before I ever fell in love with Bryce, there was Hayden. Hayden was my first love, the kind of love that takes your breath away and you remember forever. My love story with Bryce came later. Much later, after everything had happened.

Avery Hill and Hayden Stuart are high school sweethearts and each other's first true love. When Hayden is accepted to college in Los Angeles, Avery intends to follow him so they can build a life together. After a tragic chain of events ruins their plans forever, Avery is left to pick up the pieces. Will she survive all that was lost? And will she forgive the man who destroyed her and Hayden's dreams forever?

~Synopsis~

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Before I ever fell in love with Bryce, there was Hayden. Hayden was my first love, the kind of love that takes your breath away and you remember forever. My love story with Bryce came later. Much later, after everything had happened.

Bryce Humphrey has never forgiven himself for his actions five years ago. Nor can he forget the two lives he ruined, or the girl he secretly loved. When he runs into Avery, the person who has haunted his dreams since that fateful night, his life is sent into a tailspin. As he gets to know her again after all these years, he realizes she has never gotten over the past. Will their shared pain bring them closer? And will they forge a new beginning built on healing, forgiveness, and love?

~Review by Jodie Rae~ 

Just Us

The Just Series provides a wide range of  emotions.  The books take you from a sappy, happy, lovely feeling right down to the depths of despair.  The second book slowly but surely guides you back to happiness but not without a heartbroken journey. I just knew reading the blurb I was bound to shed some tears with this story and true enough... I did!

Just Us started out like any teen romance novel.  Having the reader feel all giddy inside.  The story is sweet and innocent but towards the end of the book a tragedy takes places that turns this book into a dark place.  The book stayed dark until the characters healed in the second book. 

I loved Hayden and Avery's relationship.  It was so real.  They were just kids, only seventeen. Just discovering what love and lust really meant to them.  Hayden is the perfect boyfriend for Avery; caring, loving, and romantic.  He has their future all planned out for them.  But sometimes life is painful and almost to hard to bare.  We have to keep living, replacing the pain with a void, to just make us live our life. 

Just You

 This is a hard series to review because I do not want to give anything away to the readers.  I hate when people ruin a book by a review!! The book takes places five years later from the first book. In Just Us, Avery meets Bryce, Hayden's best friend.   They have a mutual understanding that they do not talk or interact.  In Just You, Avery encounters Bryce.  He can see she is still stuck with guilt.  Bryce has his own demon and pain, but wants to help Avery let go of her pain. I loved how Bryce has lived his life and learning from the past and his immediate reaction is to protect Avery.  He knows the same pain in her is the same pain in him. 

All and all, this was a beautiful series.  I had a hard time putting the series down once I started! It was so much deeper, so painful.  I felt everything that this characters went through. You the reader will feel the pain.  Anyone who has ever experienced sadness and grief could easily relate to this story.  I thought this series had a great premise and characters plus a strong foundation with Bryce and Avery's story in the second book.  Overall this is a great series about finding love again and dealing with the hand you are dealt with in life. 

~About the Author~

Riley J. Ford is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She graduated UCLA graduate with a degree in English and taught at both the high school and college levels for a number of years before turning to writing full-time. Her non-fiction books are used in college classrooms around the country, and her essays have been featured on such websites as MSNBC.com. She is the author of seven fiction books, INTO YOU, a new adult mystery, CARPE DiEMILY, a romantic comedy caper, FIFTY SHADES OF FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, a satire, CIRCUS OF LOST SOULS, a thriller, SIMONE: ADVENTURES IN DATING, a romantic comedy series, JUST US, a contemporary romance, and JUST YOU, a new adult romance. When on vacation, she enjoys running with the bulls in Pamplona and downhill skiing.

~Social & Buy Links~

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Just Us:  Amazon | B&N| Kobo

Just You: Amazon | B&N| Kobo 

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~First Chapters of Just Series~



Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Dragonfly Awakening Cover Reveal + Giveaway



~SYNOPSIS~
 
When Paul Harris laid eyes on Ellie Caldwell the first day of high school, his heart stopped and never beat the same again. However, his best friend Lance spoke first and ended up with the girl. Paul watched them from the sidelines as he fell harder and harder, caught beneath rules of friendship and bro codes. Ellie secretly desired Paul, but he never made a move.
Ten years later, Ellie is living in New York City, worlds away from her ex and the man her heart always craved. A New Years’ resolution sends her back to the country, bringing Ellie face to face with her past.
A forbidden love unfolds between a small town cowboy and a big city fashion designer. When time and distance are no longer excuses, secrets and broken promises come in between Paul and Ellie. All because of the one thing that has always stood in their way … Lance Walton.

<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-fcvysjcqxaY/U-xb2pw4pVI/AAAAAAAAICY/2NL7SzmcOnw/s1600/Dragonfly%2BAwakening%2B(2).jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: inherit;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-fcvysjcqxaY/U-xb2pw4pVI/AAAAAAAAICY/2NL7SzmcOnw/s1600/Dragonfly%2BAwakening%2B(2).jpg" height="640" width="448" /></span></a></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-family: inherit;"><br /></span></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"> <span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 115%;"><b>BOOK: &nbsp;</b>Dragonfly Awakening<br /><b> AUTHOR:</b> Jaycee Ford<br /><b> SERIES:</b> Book #2 of Love Bug Series<br /><b> GENRE:</b> &nbsp;Contemporary Romance<br /><b> RELEASE DATE: &nbsp;</b>September, 2014<o:p></o:p></span></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-family: inherit;"><br /></span></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-family: inherit;"><span lang="EN-US" style="line-height: 115%;"><b>GOODREADS LINK</b>: </span><span lang="EN-US"><a href="https://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.goodreads.com%2Fbook%2Fshow%2F22567520-dragonfly-awakening&amp;sa=D&amp;sntz=1&amp;usg=AFQjCNFyyr-9PuZ38g137vTUzcnQVuAsBQ"><span style="background: white; line-height: 115%;">https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22567520-dragonfly-awakening</span></a></span><span lang="EN-US" style="line-height: 115%;"><o:p></o:p></span></span></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-family: inherit;"><br /></span></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-family: inherit;"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: large; line-height: 115%;">SYNOPSIS</span></b><span lang="EN-US" style="line-height: 115%;"><br /> When Paul Harris laid eyes on Ellie Caldwell the first day of high school, his heart stopped and never beat the same again. However, his best friend Lance spoke first and ended up with the girl. Paul watched them from the sidelines as he fell harder and harder, caught beneath rules of friendship and bro codes. Ellie secretly desired Paul, but he never made a move.<o:p></o:p></span></span></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"> <span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 115%;">Ten years later, Ellie is living in New York City, worlds away from her ex and the man her heart always craved. A New Years’ resolution sends her back to the country, bringing Ellie face to face with her past.<o:p></o:p></span></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"> <span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 115%;">A forbidden love unfolds between a small town cowboy and a big city fashion designer. When time and distance are no longer excuses, secrets and broken promises come in between Paul and Ellie. All because of the one thing that has always stood in their way … Lance Walton.<o:p></o:p></span></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-family: inherit; font-size: large;"><br /></span></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"> <b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 115%;"><span style="font-size: large;">SERIES ORDER &amp; PURCHASE LINKS</span><o:p></o:p></span></b></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-family: inherit;"><br /></span></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <span style="font-family: inherit;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ylOZPddC1zU/U-xbWXPR04I/AAAAAAAAICI/PD3ZCrGlL0c/s1600/Watching-Fireflies-m4.jpg" height="320" width="208" />&nbsp;<img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-fcvysjcqxaY/U-xb2pw4pVI/AAAAAAAAICY/2NL7SzmcOnw/s1600/Dragonfly%2BAwakening%2B(2).jpg" height="320" width="224" /></span></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <span style="font-family: inherit;"><br /></span></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"> <b><span style="font-family: inherit;">Book #1 Watching Fireflies:&nbsp;</span></b><b><span style="font-family: inherit;"><u><a href="http://amzn.to/Xtxf21">AMAZON US</a></u>&nbsp;I&nbsp;<a href="http://amzn.to/1uYX0lJ">AMAZON UK</a>&nbsp;I&nbsp;<u><a href="http://bit.ly/1oBYna4">AMAZON AUS</a></u>&nbsp;I&nbsp;<u><a href="http://amzn.to/1qdJ57c">AMAZON CA</a></u></span></b></div> <span style="font-family: inherit;"><b></b></span><br /> <div style="text-align: center;"> <b><b><span style="font-family: inherit;"><u><a href="http://bit.ly/XyYp7l">BARNES &amp;NOBLE</a></u>&nbsp;I&nbsp;<a href="http://bit.ly/1tPYoJz">KOBO</a>&nbsp;I&nbsp;<u><a href="http://bit.ly/1mrvLuq">iTunes&nbsp;</a></u></span></b></b></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-family: inherit;"><b>Goodreads Link</b>:&nbsp;https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21996819-watching-fireflies</span></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-family: inherit;"><br /></span></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <b><span style="font-family: inherit;">Book #2 Dragonfly Awakening</span></b></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-family: inherit;"><b>Goodreads Link</b>:&nbsp;<span style="background: white; line-height: 16.099998474121094px;"><a href="https://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.goodreads.com%2Fbook%2Fshow%2F22567520-dragonfly-awakening&amp;sa=D&amp;sntz=1&amp;usg=AFQjCNFyyr-9PuZ38g137vTUzcnQVuAsBQ">https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22567520-dragonfly-awakening</a></span></span></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-family: inherit;"><br /></span></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-family: inherit;"><span lang="EN-US" style="line-height: 115%;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 115%;">&nbsp;</span></span></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-family: inherit;"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: large; line-height: 115%;">ABOUT JAYCEE FORD</span></b><span lang="EN-US" style="line-height: 115%;"><br /></span><span lang="EN-US" style="line-height: 115%;">&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></span></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6Q1NyJr5O0I/VARfZDd0hUI/AAAAAAAAITk/Y0Y3cvSXM-M/s1600/Jaycee%2BFord.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span style="font-family: inherit;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6Q1NyJr5O0I/VARfZDd0hUI/AAAAAAAAITk/Y0Y3cvSXM-M/s1600/Jaycee%2BFord.jpg" height="200" width="200" /></span></a><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: inherit; line-height: 115%;">Jaycee Ford grew up chasing street cars around the city of New Orleans. After doing a four year stint at Louisiana State University, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and fled for the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. New Orleans beckoned her home again where she put her love of the foothills into a series of romance novels. In between writing, she’s found behind her desk at a top rated law firm … or still chasing street cars.</span></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"> <b><span lang="EN-US" style="background: white; color: #181818; font-family: inherit; line-height: 115%;"><br /></span></b></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"> <b><span lang="EN-US" style="background: white; color: #181818; font-family: inherit; line-height: 115%;"><br /></span></b></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"> <b><span lang="EN-US" style="background: white; color: #181818; font-family: inherit; font-size: large; line-height: 115%;">GIVEAWAY</span></b></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"> <b><span lang="EN-US" style="background: white; color: #181818; font-family: inherit; line-height: 115%;"><br /></span></b></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"> <b><span lang="EN-US" style="background: white; color: #181818; font-family: inherit; line-height: 115%;">DIRECT LINK:&nbsp;</span></b><b style="color: #181818; line-height: 18.399999618530273px;">http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/33951d4531</b></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"> <span style="background-color: white; color: #181818; font-family: inherit; line-height: 115%;"><br /></span></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"> <span style="background-color: white; color: #181818; font-family: inherit; line-height: 115%;"><b>EMBED CODE:&nbsp;</b></span><span style="color: #181818;"><span style="line-height: 18.399999618530273px;"><b>&lt;a id="rc-33951d4531" class="rafl" href="http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/33951d4531/" rel="nofollow"&gt;a Rafflecopter giveaway&lt;/a&gt;</b></span></span><br /> <span style="color: #181818;"><span style="line-height: 18.399999618530273px;"><b>&lt;script src="//widget.rafflecopter.com/load.js"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;</b></span></span></div> <div style="text-align: center;"> <span style="font-family: inherit;"><br /></span></div> <div class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"> <br /></div>

~SERIES ORDER & PURCHASE LINKS~

 

Book #1 Watching Fireflies: AMAZON US I AMAZON UK I AMAZON AUS I AMAZON CA

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21996819-watching-fireflies

Book #2 Dragonfly Awakening

  
~ABOUT THE AUTHOR~
Jaycee Ford grew up chasing street cars around the city of New Orleans. After doing a four year stint at Louisiana State University, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and fled for the 
foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. New Orleans beckoned her home again where she put her love of the foothills into a series of romance novels. In between writing, she’s found behind her desk at a top rated law firm … or still chasing street cars.
~GIVEAWAY~


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