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Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway ~~ Grind- Legal Affairs by Sawyer Bennett

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Grind: A Legal Affairs Story

(Book #2 of Cal and Macy’s Story)

Sawyer Bennett

Release Date: April 21, 2015

Grind is the second book in this Legal Affairs trilogy (Cal and Macy’s Story) and is releasing on 4/21/15. Clash was released on 4/7/15 and Yield will be released on 5/5/15. Grind and Yield are full length novels, while Clash is a novella.

 

Grind Synopsis:

Grind (verb): to weaken or destroy gradually

Macy Carrington is not the woman I once thought her to be.

What she does not allow her heart to feel, she gives with her body. The sex between us is explosive and depraved. I’ve done things with her that would never have crossed my wildest imagination, and I can’t ever seem to get enough.

But now I want more from her. I want to figure out her dark secret, expose it and then help her to heal from it. I know, without a doubt, that Macy is capable of love, and I will grind her down until I make her accept the truth of it.

Grind (verb): to wear down, polish, or sharpen by friction

Cal Carson is not the man I once thought him to be.

Strong, determined, sexy as hell and a beast in the bedroom. He is every woman’s fantasy.

He is my fantasy.

But no matter how hard Cal tries to grind me down, my heart and secrets are mine and mine alone.

 

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25184940-grind

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Nicole’s 4.5 Star Review

So remember how I said I couldn’t wait to read Grind, the second book in Sawyer Bennett’s Legal Affairs series because I wanted to know if it picked up where book one, Clash, left off? Guess what! It does!! YAY!! And it raises the bar on the hot-meter for sure!!

When Clash ended, Macy was in need of a lawyer, and Cal was the one for the job. Working together as lawyer and client added a twist to their already complicated relationship. You know the kind! I hate you, but must have you, and now I have to represent you. To make things more complicated, Cal finds that he wants more than hot sex with Macy. He wants dinners, and movies, and sleep-overs. Macy wants nothing to do with those. She is pretty content (or so she wants to keep believing) with the incredibly hot “love me and leave me” arrangement that they have. As they each review and refine what they want from the other, Cal and Macy reveal more to us about who they really are.

There are so many layers to this story! Of course, there is the HAWT passion between Macy and Cal, but that’s just one layer. There is also a layer about pushing boundaries and setting limits, both your own and someone else’s. Still another layer is about breaking down walls and re-evaluating expectations. It is all of these layers that make Grind so much more than a hot read.

I’m going to tell you right now that the cliffhanger at the end of Grind makes the one at the end of Clash look like small potatoes! Seriously. I had a WTF moment where I may have actually said those words out loud, and I may have actually cursed Sawyer Bennett. AND IT WAS SO WORTH IT!! I can’t wait to get my hands on Yield. I’ll let you know when I do!

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About the Author

 

AuthorPicSmallNew York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Sawyer Bennett is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. Her husband works for a Fortune 100 company which lets him fly all over the world while she stays at home with their daughter and three big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn’t have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.

Sawyer is the author of several contemporary romances including the popular Off Series, the Legal Affairs Series, the Last Call Series and the Cold Fury hockey series.

 

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Blog Tour & Review ~~ Black Iris by Leah Raeder

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BLACK IRIS  by Leah Raeder -Releasing April 28, 2015

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ABOUT BLACK IRIS:

It only took one moment of weakness for Laney Keating’s world to fall apart. One stupid gesture for a hopeless crush. Then the rumors began. Slut, they called her. Queer. Psycho. Mentally ill, messed up, so messed up even her own mother decided she wasn’t worth sticking around for.

If Laney could erase that whole year, she would. College is her chance to start with a clean slate.

She’s not looking for new friends, but they find her: charming, handsome Armin, the only guy patient enough to work through her thorny defenses—and fiery, filterless Blythe, the bad girl and partner in crime who has thorns of her own.

But Laney knows nothing good ever lasts. When a ghost from her past resurfaces—the bully who broke her down completely—she decides it’s time to live up to her own legend. And Armin and Blythe are going to help.

Which was the plan all along.

Because the rumors are true. Every single one. And Laney is going to show them just how true.

She’s going to show them all.

An ARC was provided via NETGALLEY for an honest review

AMAZON BUY LINK: http://amzn.to/1DHGitl

LOUISA’S REVIEW

It’s not that often I read until wee hours of the morning anymore (getting too old), but Leah has done it, I read this book obsessively.  I messaged my blog partners and Leah herself to tell her how much this book was taking over my mind. It’s just a beautiful tale of vengeance, love, mental illness, self medicating and finding yourself in a world in which you don’t feel as though you belong or fit in.

This is the first book I have read by Leah, but I have Unteachable on my kindle and it’s has been put to the TOP of my tbr list after reading this book.  

The author has one of the most descriptive vocabularies I have ever read. From the rain on the asphalt, to the sky above,her ability to describe them in such detail was breathtaking.

This book was not told in chronological order, which at times, had me turning back to the beginning of the chapter to see where I was and where we were in the storyline, but I think that made it even more intriguing.  She would leave you “hanging” and you would want to know what was coming next, but then within a few paragraphs of the next chapter, you were hooked again.

The twists, turns, characters and life experiences of Layne, Blythe, Armin, Donnie and Hiyam, will bring you into a life that most of us will never experience.

Every character you meet has an important part of this story. No one is meaningless or inconsequential. Give yourself the time and peace to read it.  Read it slowly, take it all in and you too will be mesmerized.

I have to say, the acknowledgements are something I always read, so please take the time to read them, I suggest that you read the book first, then go and read them and I think you will have the clarity that you need once you are finished.  

This is a brave, beautiful and heartfelt book that is not rainbows and unicorns. It’s a sad but happy, riveting and life changing, beautifully sad and just an all around great book! I do not have the ability to say what I am feeling, just hours after finishing the book but I can say this book is a refreshing book that tackles a subject that many face and are not willing to discuss out loud.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Leah Raeder is a writer and unabashed nerd. Aside from reading her brains out, she enjoys graphic design, video games, fine whiskey, and the art of self-deprecation. She lives with her very own manic pixie dream boy in Chicago. Visit her at LeahRaeder.com.

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Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway ~~ Tapped by Stacey Grice

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Title: TAPPED
Author: Stacey Grice
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Unexpectedly thrust into a whirlwind romance, Bree thought her relationship with Drew could withstand any obstacle thrown their way. Excited for the future, everything she thought she knew came crashing down in one horrible night. Forced to re-evaluate her feelings, Bree is left alone with a heavy heart and the realization that Drew’s nightmare changed everything.
The effects of his trauma once again surfacing, Drew had no idea how volatile his actions were until it was too late. He must work to rebuild trust with everyone around him, all while participating in vigorous therapy and being separated from Bree. When a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity presents itself with impeccably poor timing, Drew has some tough decisions ahead.
Can he heal the wounds his past has created and quiet the demons that haunt him? Can he repair the damage done with his love or will he give up?
Discover if it’s all too much and Drew ends up…
Tapped.

Author’s Note: Tapped is a continuation of Totaled, the first book in the Totaled series. It is highly recommended to read these books in sequential order. Due to mature content, profane language, and sexual situations, this book is recommended for ages 18 and up.

JADE’S     REVIEW

Honestly… When I read TOTALED (Book 1 in the Totaled Series) I was left hoping for so much more depth from the characters and so much MORE in general.  

STACEY GRICE HAS TOTALED ME WITH TAPPED!!!
What a GREAT book!  We were left with a pretty major cliffhanger in Totaled and Stacey picks right back up, in TAPPED, where she had left us hanging off that cliff.  The story’s progression is a perfect flow filled, with torment and love, heartbreak and growth.
In TAPPED, we follow Drew in the aftermath of what he had done by the end of Stacey’s first book.  We follow Drew and fall SO IN LOVE WITH HIM as he faces his demons and struggles with what is best for Bree more than for himself.  But it’s a GREAT and HOPEFUL story and I enjoyed it immensely!!!
“Grief is like the ocean; it comes in waves ebbing and flowing.  Sometimes the water is calm, and something it is overwhelming.  All we can do is learn how to swim.”- Vicky Harrison
What I really loved about TAPPED is that Drew that’s an MMA fighter, strong physically, but mentally dealing with some pretty major issues that require therapy.  And Bree is the strong female that has it all together.  She runs her household for her father and brother, essentially run her family’s gym, goes to school and does EVERYTHING for EVERYONE.  I really loved that it wasn’t another “damsel in distress” book.  This time we are reading how a MAN would possibly react and go through the motions of getting help.  EXCELLENT!
I fell in love with each of these characters.  Liam, Bree’s brother wasn’t a huge part this time but I felt what he showed spoke volumes!  Pat & Mick were so fantastic in how they handled Drew.  Bree, in her never giving up on the love she had for Drew.  Fighting for him, for THEM.  And Drew… I liked him before… but I FULL BLOWN LOVE THIS MAN NOW!!!!!!  He’s truly kind, and respectful, and puts others first.  He tries to do the right thing all the time.  He’s noble and BRAVE.  He Fights Hard… He LOVES Hard… He’s romantic but genuine.  He might have just made it into my Top 5 book boyfriends EVER!  
“We are all full of marks.  Some we gave ourselves, some inflicted by others.  Some temporary nicks and dents, and other permanent, scarring us as reminders of what we’ve gone through in life forever.  Everything we’ve ever said or done to a person leave some sort of mark.  We smudge ans stain the ones that surround us with hurtful comments.  We stamp their hearts with pain.  But we also score their souls with love, affection, happiness, and gratitude.  We imprint on them with everything that we are…”
-Drew Dougherty <3
Great Job Stacey!!  I LOVED this book!  You ROCKED it!!  And to all the BETAs who helped you out… Awesome Job!!!  
4.25 Out of 5 BLUSHES!!!!!
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Something told me to walk around to the back and my legs took me. I followed the skinny path within the dunes and sea oats on the side of his house until he came into view. Standing with his back to me, he watched the water as the sun rose higher and higher above the horizon, the colors beautifully framing his silhouette. He turned his head ever so slightly, I guess sensing that I was there, and then turned around completely.
I froze.
I was unable to take another step for a few seconds as we stared at each other. His posture relaxed, relieved to see me before him, and he advanced toward me. I walked forward, my stomach in knots of nervousness, and he matched me step for step until we were mere feet apart. The salty sea breeze blew violently around us both, coming off of the crashing waves and onto our skin. The second we entered each other’s space, my world went silent. I didn’t hear the water or smell the ocean. I didn’t feel the wind on my face or the sand under my feet. I was only in tune to him.
He swallowed hard, his eyes sharp and assessing, darting around my face as he took me in. They roamed and finally settled on my cheek just underneath my left eye; his shoulders fell as he exhaled. His right arm reached for me, stopping midway and then slowly continuing up, his eyes asking for permission. I lowered my chin and leaned into him as his fingertips grazed over my skin, tracing the scar he had given me. My eyes closed at the intensity of the moment.
He moved a few inches closer and cradled my jaw in his hand, urging me to open up and look at him—to really see him. I did and his eyes brimmed with tenderness and compassion. I looked into them, trying to memorize every shade of green, every fleck of gold, not knowing what the future held. I just knew that if I was never able to lay eyes on him again, this was the image that I wanted to remember. My gentle and loving Drew, normally stuck inside a giant, rough exterior, was now exploding out, his shrapnel penetrating my soul.

 

I am a mother, wife, Registered Nurse, avid reader, and most recently pursuing taking my own writing to the next level. I appreciate honesty but not cruelty, a wicked sense of humor, and a good cup of coffee, blond with enough creamer to coat my tongue yellow.
Being an astute people watcher and having an extremely judgmental mind gives me constant inspiration for my stories. But my characters, like many authors, are conceived from actual people in my life. A hodgepodge of personality traits, real world instances, and conversations that I have directly taken part in are the foundation for my fictional world.
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Guest Post ~~ K.A. Linde

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Bryna feels his eyes on her.

Hot, seductive, enticing.

He’s at least ten years older than her seventeen years, and he knows exactly what he’s doing to her with that look.

Walking away would be the smart thing to do…

But she can’t. Not that first night when he takes her home and claims her body. Not when he shows up in her life again with expensive gifts to win her trust. Not even when she’s falling for him, and everything else is falling apart…

Find out how Bryna goes from golden girl to gold digger in this tantalizingly scandalous first book in the USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde’s All That Glitters series.

We were so excited and honored to have the chance to read Diamonds by K.A. Linde for the blog tour, we are even more honored to have a chance to have her visit us here at the blog.

Click HERE to check out our 5 star review of Diamonds

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Check out this amazing guest post from KA LINDE

BBAUAN: You have such a diverse array of characters, how do you find each of them in you? Are there any similarities between you are your characters?

KA Linde: That’s a great question. Honestly, I don’t know! I just think that every character I write should be different. I don’t want to write the same story twice, and I want different people to be able to relate to who the person is. Everyone is different so all of my characters are too. Bryna was particularly difficult I’d say to get into her head, because I’m not some alpha, hard core, bitch who takes everything head on. I really have to dive in head first to try to be like her. Once I get about 20k words in, I can usually just be the character when I’m writing without thinking about it. They kind of shape themselves up to that point.

I’d definitely say there are similarities. All of my female leads are smart women who go to college and have definite plans. Bryna’s plan is a bit muddled at the moment, but she has drive and puts a lot of her life into cheer. Lexi looks similar to me. Liz has my straight forward work ethic. Aribel has my sarcastic sense of humor. Devon has all of my fears. Bryna has my inner voice.

In the end, I think that the characters create themselves from me and the things I experience as much as they are entirely fiction. Someone recently said to me that, “my mind mixes up all your life experiences and spits them out in books!” Totally true. <3

Meet the cast of characters…

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Gold (All That Glitters, #2)
July 7, 2015

The prey becomes the predator.

Love. That cursed four-letter word no longer belongs in Bryna’s vocabulary. The only four-letter word she knows now is gold.

…and fuck.

She’s well acquainted with that one. And that’s exactly what she plans to do. She’s no longer the golden girl, and when she meets a businessman who promises everything she could ever want from the arrangement, she intends to get her money’s worth.

Follow the conclusion to Bryna’s gold digging story in this scandalizing, duplicitous second book to the USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde’s All That Glitters series.

Goodreads http://bit.ly/1t1Qm0r

Preorder  GOLD!
Amazon – http://amzn.to/1G3VjqN
iBooks — http://apple.co/1Pgp13E
Kobo — http://bit.ly/1DgI0pv

Platinum (All That Glitters, #3)
Release TBD. The third stand alone book in the All That Glitters series. Follows Trihn Hamilton, one of Bryna’s best friends, in their junior year of college as she navigates her parent’s expectations and the heady lifestyle she and her friends have created in fabulous Las Vegas.
Goodreads http://bit.ly/1zMi5jb

Silver (All That Glitters, #4)
Release TBD. The fourth stand alone book in the All That Glitters series. Follows Stacia Daniels, the second of Bryna’s best friends, in their senior year of college as she struggles with the consequences of her jersey chasing desires in fabulous Las Vegas.
Goodreads http://bit.ly/1Mve90q

 

About the Author

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USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde has written the Avoiding series and the Record series as well as the new adult novels Following Me and Take Me for Granted. She grew up as a military brat traveling the United States and Australia. While studying political science and philosophy at the University of Georgia, she founded the Georgia Dance Team, which she still coaches. Post-graduation, she served as the campus campaign director for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An avid traveler, reader, and bargain hunter, K.A. lives in Athens, Georgia, with her fiancé and two puppies, Riker and Lucy.

http://www.kalinde.com/

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Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway ~~ Diamonds by KA Linde

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IT’S LIVE!!

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synopsis

Bryna feels his eyes on her. 

Hot, seductive, enticing.

He’s at least ten years older than her seventeen years, and he knows exactly what he’s doing to her with that look.

Walking away would be the smart thing to do…

But she can’t. Not that first night when he takes her home and claims her body. Not when he shows up in her life again with expensive gifts to win her trust. Not even when she’s falling for him, and everything else is falling apart…

Find out how Bryna goes from golden girl to gold digger in this tantalizingly scandalous first book to USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde’s All That Glitters series.

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LOUISA’S 5 STAR REVIEW

If you take the best angst of the Avoiding Series, the sexy hotness of the Record Series and the sweetness of Take Me for Granted books, you get Diamonds.

KA Linde has taken her best parts of all her books and put it into one. But this book is so different.   On a beautiful Saturday afternoon while I was supposed to be watching my son’s baseball practice, I began this book.  By bedtime I was done.  I devoured this book in one sitting…Ka Linde kept me on the edge of my seat.   She has truly earned her “Queen of Angst” title and is still the reigning champion!!

I am not sure how to write this review.  Bryna is a girl you want to be envious of.  The 17 year old, daughter of a hollywood producer who has it all, or so it seems.  She’s the “Queen Bee” of her high school, captain of the cheerleading team, friends galore, her boyfriend is the next best thing to hit Hollywood…she has it all…but does she really? She’s a badass, strong woman who many would call a bitch..I know I just said she’s badass and a bitch, but she’s also a lost little girl and my heart broke for her.

What great book doesn’t have some sexy hot men in it? There is no shortage of them in this book. There is Jude, and Puck and Gates. All three of these men have made life a little more interesting for Bryna. You want to love Jude, but he’s the mysterious, quiet type.  Puck, well, he’s the step brother from hell, but somethings up with him too, he kept me on my toes (as he does Brynna’s)  Then there is Gates, the up and coming Hollywood star who has been her off and on again boyfriend, is he just a play thing or is this the real deal?

This book is raw, it’s sexy hot, it’s a page turner and OMG -Kyla has the ability to write such beautiful seductive words that keep you reading and reading. I have to wait til July for the next one?  You have roped me in tight, Kyla, and I am not letting go!

An ARC of this book was provided for an honest review…honestly – I LOVED IT!

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Thursday April 23rd from 7-11pm EST

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Add the Series to your TBR!

Gold (All That Glitters, #2)
July 7, 2015

The prey becomes the predator.

Love. That cursed four-letter word no longer belongs in Bryna’s vocabulary. The only four-letter word she knows now is gold.

…and fuck.

She’s well acquainted with that one. And that’s exactly what she plans to do. She’s no longer the golden girl, and when she meets a businessman who promises everything she could ever want from the arrangement, she intends to get her money’s worth.

Follow the conclusion to Bryna’s gold digging story in this scandalizing, duplicitous second book to the USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde’s All That Glitters series.

Goodreads http://bit.ly/1t1Qm0r

Preorder  GOLD!
Amazon – http://amzn.to/1G3VjqN
iBooks — http://apple.co/1Pgp13E
Kobo — http://bit.ly/1DgI0pv

Platinum (All That Glitters, #3)
Release TBD. The third stand alone book in the All That Glitters series. Follows Trihn Hamilton, one of Bryna’s best friends, in their junior year of college as she navigates her parent’s expectations and the heady lifestyle she and her friends have created in fabulous Las Vegas.
Goodreads http://bit.ly/1zMi5jb

Silver (All That Glitters, #4)
Release TBD. The fourth stand alone book in the All That Glitters series. Follows Stacia Daniels, the second of Bryna’s best friends, in their senior year of college as she struggles with the consequences of her jersey chasing desires in fabulous Las Vegas.
Goodreads http://bit.ly/1Mve90q

About the Author

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USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde has written the Avoiding series and the Record series as well as the new adult novels Following Me and Take Me for Granted. She grew up as a military brat traveling the United States and Australia. While studying political science and philosophy at the University of Georgia, she founded the Georgia Dance Team, which she still coaches. Post-graduation, she served as the campus campaign director for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An avid traveler, reader, and bargain hunter, K.A. lives in Athens, Georgia, with her fiancé and two puppies, Riker and Lucy.

http://www.kalinde.com/

@AuthorKALinde

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https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5421050.K_A_Linde?from_search=true

 

 

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~~~COVER REVEAL~~~ Hurt You by Abby McCarthy

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All Antonio did was hurt her.
All he did was give her hell.
He took away everything good in her world.
Everything that ever mattered.

Jenny is used to putting on a brave facade, letting the outside world see her as wild and free. She is loyal and loves with her whole heart, loving others so much that she is willing to sacrifice herself in the process.

Jules was only supposed to be a diversion for Jenny. Fun times with no strings attached. She didn’t intend to fall for Jules, a member of The Devil’s Crusader’s Motorcycle Club. But fall for him is exactly what she did.

Antonio has been wreaking havoc on her life since Jenny was sixteen years old. Now she is forced to marry Antonio to keep her loved ones safe, destroying the man she loves in the process and driving him away.

Riding back into town after years away, Jules discovers the woman he once loved no longer exists, and it’s up to him to see if he can bring her back.

NOTE TO READER: This book contains strong sexual scenes and violence against women. Jenny curses so if you can’t stand the “f” bomb then avoid this one. This is book 3, however each book in the series can be read as a stand alone.

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Wreck You

“My name is Maura McCafferty. I take men who love me and I destroy them. If there was a scarlet letter I could wear to keep the men at bay, it would be a W. I would wear it proudly, to let them know I am a wrecker. If you love me, I will wreck you.”

Raised within the Devil’s Crusader’s, Maura has been exposed to many of life’s uglies and sheltered from any real relationships. She has all but given up on the idea of love.

Until she meets Corbin Marx, a sexy beast of a Marine who refuses to back down from any challenge. He is the type of man Maura has craved, the type who might just be strong enough…

This journey will be brutal, littered with violence, deceit and heartache. Maura must learn to navigate through the bumpy roads that life has paved and hope that at the end she will find her happiness.

Warning: Due to violence, language, drug use and sexual content this book is not suited for anyone under 17. If those things offend you, this might too.

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Fight You

Daws is a Devil Crusader, born and raised a bad boy. He’s sick of superficial, meaningless relationships. Fate throws him a curveball when Aubrey begins working for his dad’s motorcycle shop.

Aubrey is damaged and scarred.

She’s running from a past that has the ability to destroy her. It’s not just herself that she needs to protect. She’s fighting to save her sister. She needs to keep the monster away and she’ll do everything in her power to keep her sister safe.

She wasn’t expecting to meet Daws, the man who would change their lives. Dangerous, strong and completely hers, her heart never had a chance.

Is Daws capable of protecting her from the monster who haunts her? The monster who will stop at nothing to get to her? He wants her back, that much is clear.

She just hopes that when the time comes, she’s strong enough to save them all….

Please Note: This is the second book in the Wrecked series. It can be read as a stand alone and it is not necessary to have read Wreck You, however reading Wreck You first may give you some background to Daws. This book is intended for mature audiences as it has graphic scenes involving sex and child abuse. The use of the F bomb is frequently thrown around so if that offends you, I wouldn’t recommend reading this.

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Abby McCarthy is reader and a lover of words. She is a blogger turned author and released her first novel in May 2014. She is a mother of three, a wife and a dog person. She has always written, sometimes poetry, sometimes just to vent about failed relationships, however in parenthood she has found her voice to help keep her sanity. Words have flowed from her, to review and with the support of amazing friends in the Indie community she has decided to pursue her dream of writing! She loves to write and read romance, because isn’t that something we all yearn for? Whether it be flowers and hand holding or just the right tug on your hair. Isn’t that what life is about? The human connection?

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Release Day & Giveaway ~~ Asa- A Marked Men Novel by Jay Crownover

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Holy smokes!! We are so excited to bring you the Release Week Blitz for Jay Crownover’s ASA! ASA is a New Adult Contemporary Romance novel being published by HarperCollins, and it is the 6th book in The Marked Men Series. We sure hope you’re ready for this amazing book!

 

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About ASA:

Jay Crownover’s New York TimesandUSA TodaybestsellingMarked Menseries continues with the much anticipated story of southern charmer and certified criminal Asa Cross.
Starting over in Denver with a whole new circle of friends and family, Asa Cross struggles with being the man he knows everyone wants him to be and the man he knows he really is. A leopard doesn’t it change its spots and Asa has always been a predator. He doesn’t want to hurt those who love and rely on him, especially one luscious arresting cop who suddenly seems to be interested in him for far more than his penchant for breaking the law. But letting go of old habits is hard, and it’s easy to hit bottom when it’s the place you know best.

Royal Hastings is quickly learning what the bottom looks like after a tragic situation at work threatens not only her career but her partner’s life. As a woman who has only ever had a few real friends she’s trying to muddle through her confusion and devastation all alone. Except she can’t stop thinking about the sexy southern bartender she locked up. Crushing on Asa is the last thing she needs but his allure is too strong to resist. His long criminal record can only hurt her already shaky career and chasing after a guy who has no respect for the law or himself can only end in heartbreak.

A longtime criminal and a cop together just seems so wrong . . . but for Asa and Royal, being wrong together is the only right choice to make.

 

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I pulled the Nova to a stop in front of a duplex that had clearly seen better days. It wasn’t a rusted-out trailer in Kentucky, but it might as well have been. I turned off the ignition and sat back in the seat so I could turn to look at Ayden. She was watching me carefully and I could see how frustrated she was with the entire conversation in the way her shoulders were tensed up and the way her hands had curled into tight balls on her lap. It was the way she used to look whenever I got into trouble and she had to do something desperate and drastic to get me out of it. I reached out a hand and put it on top of her fists.

“I died in that hospital, Ayd. There were no angels playing harps. There was no redemption and repentance. I died and it was very clear that I was going to get exactly the kind of fate I had been courting with all the messed-up shit I had been doing to other people. All I could see was every wrong I had ever committed and every bad decision I had ever made exploding all around me. For once I could see how all of that affected you. I was dying, and I knew what was waiting for me on the other side, yet I couldn’t go knowing that was all you were going to have to remember me by. I had to come back and give you something else to hold on to, some kind of good memory to go with the endless miles of bad I laid at your feet. I wanted to have the chance to show you I could be the kind of brother you deserved all along, so no, I didn’t save myself—you saved me. Just like you’ve always done for my entire life.”

I saw her bottom lip tremble until she snapped her teeth around it to keep it still. Her fists unclenched below my palm and she curled her shaking fingers around my hand and her already husky voice rasped with even more emotion when she told me what I think I had needed to hear from her all along.

“I have always been proud that you’re my brother, Asa. Yes, there have been times in the past I would have gladly fed you to the wolves, and it’s no secret that I had to leave home because I didn’t know what to do to help you anymore, but we both made it out alive and are better people for it. I know you’re sorry for the way things went down when we were younger, but I need you to open your eyes and take some credit for the way you have turned it around to make things the way they are now. I’ve long since come to terms with the Asa from my childhood. What I want to do is love the Asa that’s here with me now. You need to let go of those boulders weighted with all the bad things from past that are dragging you down before you get crushed under them.”

It was eerily similar to what Royal had been telling me the deeper and deeper I sank in with her. I don’t think I was ready to let any part of those stones go just yet, but a sexy redhead was slowly and surely eroding bits and pieces of the rock the more and more time I spent with her. By the time she was done, maybe she would be able to carve out something that was worthwhile, something that didn’t eviscerate me to look at.

I leaned over enough that I could kiss Ayden right on the center of her forehead between her midnight eyebrows and I felt her let out a shuddering sigh.

“I’m never going to let you down again, Ayd. That is the one and only thing in the entire world that I can promise and know it’s a promise I will keep.”

We stared at each other for a long and silent moment. The seriousness of the words I had said to her and the fact that I could see that she understood that I really, truly meant them finally worked to absolve me of some of the guilt that seemed to suffocate me whenever I thought about the things she had done to keep me safe.

 

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And don’t miss the previous books in The Marked Men Series!

 

Rule

RULE

 

Jet

JET

 

Rome

ROME

 

Nash

NASH

 

Rowdy

ROWDY

 

Jay CrownoverAbout Jay Crownover:

Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men series. She also introduced the dark and sexy world of The Point that started with BETTER WHEN HE’s BAD and is currently working on her newest series The Saints of Denver. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she’ll settle for writing stories with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs.

 

 

 

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Review ~~ The Nines by Dakota Madison & Sierra Avalon

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At a prestigious university members of a secret fraternity known for gang rapes believe they can get away with murder…only THE NINES can stop them.
USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Dakota Madison and Sierra Avalon team up to bring readers a new breed of antiheroes…THE NINES.

Vengeance is mine not the Lord’s. It’s what I breathe for. It’s what I’m still living for. I live for the moment when I will literally have his eye for mine. It’s been two years. Two long and difficult years, but my plan is nearly complete. When I’m not in a hospital having doctors try to repair my ravaged body I spend my time on the computer, doing hacking jobs for large corporations and governments who don’t want to get their hands dirty or be associated with a job if things go sideways. But they don’t have any reason to worry. I’m meticulous, so I’ll never get caught. Just one thing stands in my way: The mysterious young woman without a past who desperately wants to be part of my future. I just need to figure out why…

THE NINES is an ongoing romantic suspense series. Each book can be read as a STAND ALONE NOVEL or as PART OF THE SERIES.

Due to mature LANGUAGE and CONTENT, THE NINES is recommended for adult readers.

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 Kerry’s 3.5 star Review

What happens when your past catches up with you!

When your running from your past and change your identity, you think you have ran far enough but when it catches you do you want to relive it? Roxie has tried everything to run, she wants to be like every other college student, but when the death of her roommate, fate has a funny way of throwing you off your course.

Alexander is a recluse, closed off to the world but this wasn’t his choice. People call him a madman, psycho, but when his past collides with his future. Roxie and Alexander had no idea that they would have a connection so strong that even there past wouldn’t be able to break them.

The nines has they call themselves after the death of Roxie roommate, they seek and take justice into there own hands.. This is for the ones who couldn’t defend themselves and for the ones who turned a blind eye to what was going on.

I really enjoyed reading this book, it was a page turner it was hard to put down. So glad I had the chance to read it the only downside was it was too short. It has some sensitive subjects that might be hard for some. suspense, conspiracy and romance ~~what more do you need?

UPCOMING BOOKS in the THE NINES ROMANTIC SUSPENSE series:
Blood Sings (Hector’s Story)

Brooklyn Justice (Julio’s Story)

Bite Hard (Ash’s Story)

Big Empty (Ivan’s Story)

 

 

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Promo & Review ~~ Sunshine & Whiskey by RL Griffin

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Author: R.L. Griffin

Genre: Romantic Comedy

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Sometimes the best things in life come from the unexpected. So if you lower your expectations, then you’ll never be disappointed. Sound cheesy? It is, but it’s also true. Clichés come from a grain of truth…like a man with a Porsche is compensating for something, or once a cheater always a cheater—you get the idea. Sorry, I digress. I’m supposed to be telling you what this book is about.

I’m Megan Walker, a lawyer at one of the hottest boutique law firms in Atlanta. I’m on the fast track to making partner and have my entire life planned out…or I did.

We all know how that goes, right? Best laid plans and all that.

Life just threw me a couple curveballs, so I’ve set out to take things into my own hands. By throwing caution to the wind and getting out of my A-type personality bubble, I’m learning more about myself than I have in my twenty-seven years.

Sound like a chick flick, doesn’t it?

It’s not.

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KERRY’S 4.5 STAR REVIEW
I can honestly say this book surprised in so many ways who knew RL Griffin could write a humorous, laugh out loud book that will also touch your heart? I connected with both characters, you will feel what the both of them are going through, it was well written, there’s a little bit of everything in this book, trust me you won’t be disappointed.
Meghan and Laura are best friends (you know the one that’s”your person”) Meghan life is falling apart and she starts questioning her life and Laura losses her job, so they embark on a EPIC ROAD TRIP. There’s plenty of antics that the two of them get themselves into some real Thelma and Louis shit. Meghan is smart, sassy, no filter, and Laura is smart, taking life as it comes so they balance each other out NO JUDGEMENT. You never know what the two of them or going to get themselves into, it’s your typical best friend story that will have you on the edge of your seat laughing.

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R.L. Griffin published her first book in 2004. After that she focused on practicing law. A few years ago she began writing the By A Thread series, which is out now. Her goal is to keep readers on their toes, whether it’s the plot twist or the book itself, her books are outside any box. There is a little bit of grit in most of her books and a ton of cussing. Most books are enjoyed better with a glass of wine, or whiskey, whatever your poison may be.

She lives in Atlanta with her husband, kid and dogs. She loves to travel and meet readers.

 

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Blog Tour, Reviews & Giveaway ~~ Dear Juliet by Trudy Stiles

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Along with Trudy Stiles, we are very excited to share with you the Release of “Dear Juliet”, the 3rd book in The Forever Family Series! Don’t miss the special Release Price of ONLY $.99 (2 days only)!

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Dear Juliet by Trudy Stiles

Book #3 in the Forever Family Series

Release price $.99 for TWO days only

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This series has meant so much to more than one of our reviewers…we are happy to share with you THREE reviews of Dear Juliet

JADE’S 4.5 STAR REVIEW

Dear Juliet,

You’re journey has touched me and you’re strength cannot be measured.  You are a strong and incredible woman, full of compassion and love… even though you don’t see it at times.  Sometimes we need to learn the truth for us to fully accept our lives and what’s been dealt to us.  You are a winner!  And I LOVED YOU!
Dear Juliet is the 3rd book in Trudy Stiles’ Forever Family Series.  We meet Juliet and we get to see Seth in a different light.  A more perfect light.  I’m going to be honest… I wasn’t a fan of Seth in Trudy’s previous books.  But I sure am now.
We watch Juliet & Seth’s journey as childhood friends develop and change dramatically as they grow into adulthood.  We live their heartaches and celebrate their triumphs with them. They are beautifully written and you will truly adore them, both separately as well as together.  Dear Juliet is will make you cry, sigh, and your jaws will drop at times.  And I genuinely feel it’s Trudy Stiles’ best work yet.
I can’t say much more about this book, for fear I will start blabbing and giving away it’s secrets, and they’re TOO GOOD to give up!!  (No really- the’yre amazing!!!!!)  
I WILL leave you with this… ***YOU MUST READ DEAR EMILY & DEAR TABITHA BEFORE DEAR JULIET!***  This book’s excellence WILL be RUINED if you read this first and it’s too fantastic to be shorted!  
Excellent Job Trudy!  The writing and re-writing of this beauty was completely worth it because you NAILED IT!  You twisted my perceptions of characters I previously met and made me like them… love them even.  BEAUTIFUL!
*Quick shout out to Murphy Rae also- AWESOME job editing!!*
4.5 out of 5 BLUSHES!!!
LOUISA’S 4.5 STAR REVIEW

Dear Trudy -

You have taken a piece of your heart and shared it with the world. You have not made it a big secret that your children are adopted and I believe you have given them a gift in these books. You have the inside scoop on what is going on inside someone’s head who has been through this process. You have given both the birth mother/parents, adoptive parents (and even the adoptees) the chance to show their feelings, desires, wants and needs.

Your words, feelings and emotions have come out of this book and jumped into my heart.  I didn’t think it could get any better than Dear Emily and Dear Tabitha, but I believe you have done it with this book. Seth was not my favorite before this book and now, he has redeemed himself. You have shown him in another light, which needed to be done, because there is always two sides of every story.

Seth and Juliet, friends from childhood who would make each other lives complete, maybe not in the traditional way at first, but they needed each other and they were always there for each other, sometimes with words, sometimes with a text, a call or just a smile across the room.

How you have woven these books together is pure and utter genius. Just a beautiful finish to an amazing journey in these characters lives. Thank you for sharing your heart with us.

DAWN’S 5 STAR REVIEW

Dear Juliet by Trudy Stiles is the perfect conclusion to a perfect series! After devouring Dear Emily and Dear Tabitha, I was extremely excited and nervous for Dear Juliet. I thought, can lightening strike three times? Can Trudy pull it off? The answer is HELL YES! She knitted these books together with such proficiency. Just like her others, this is a highly emotional and turbulent journey. Filled with love, loss and ultimately acceptance. Trudy doesn’t hold your hand and pacify you. She gives it to you straight. She also has the unique ability not only to make you feel, but to make you THINK. Making each of us see ourselves within her characters. I was questioning myself throughout. What would I do? How would I feel?

Dear Juliet is about Seth and Juliet’s journey. Two childhood friends that have a special connection and an unbreakable bond. Their Journey spans from childhood into adulthood. Always being there for one another, throughout all their triumphs and tragedies. Each of them having their own share of drama and turmoil. Stumbling through life…My heart went out to both of them. Juliet’s anguish is discernable. You will yearn to help her. If any two people deserve a happily ever after it is them. But is it even possible???

 We met Seth Tyson in Dear Emily. He fell for the wrong girl and made many mistakes. While many will argue, I always felt he was misunderstood. I had a soft spot for him. Especially with the way Dear Tabitha ended, I needed to know more. In Dear Juliet, we get his unimaginable story. It is shocking…. Seems he has his own demons to face…. Your entire opinion about him will change and your heart will open. I totally fell for Seth and understood his pain. He loves hard and is compassionate, caring and loyal.

Dear Juliet will make you think about your own life, at least that’s what it did for me. It hit close to home and conjured up old feelings. It made me realize we can not be hostage to our pasts or things we can not control. We must have faith that we are exactly where we are meant to be. Thank you Trudy for once again, bringing so many sensitive subjects to light and giving us very different perspectives. You have solidified your place on my list of most of favorite authors!!!

Dear Emily – Book #1 in the Forever Family Series

This book is not suitable for young readers. It is intended for mature adults only (18+). It contains strong language, adult/sexual situations, non-consensual sex and some violence.

 
Dear Tabitha – Book #2 in the Forever Family Series
 

The Epic Fail series will begin this summer (2015)

This is a spinoff of the bestselling Forever Family series. These will all be standalone novels focusing on the various characters from the band Epic Fail that were introduced in Dear Emily.

Book 1 – expected Summer 2015

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25359937-epic-fail-book-1
Book 2 – expected Winter 2015

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Book 3 – expected Spring 2016

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25359957-epic-fail-book-3

Trudy Stiles is a New Adult author, mom to two beautiful children, and married to the love of her life. She is the author of the Forever Family series including “Dear Emily” and “Dear Tabitha”. There will be many more stories from this series and you never know who may have a standalone or novella written for them. Stay tuned!
Trudy is a music junkie and you’ll know that she’s writing when you see her plugged into her laptop with her earbuds in. Her playlist is unique and is a must for her writing sprints.
When she’s not writing, she’s carting her children to their various activities while avoiding any kind of laundry or housework. She also loves to run along the boardwalk of the beautiful New Jersey shore.
She’s always been an avid reader and frequently escapes into the fictional worlds of the many characters that she has come to love. Well, now there are some fictional characters in her head dying to get out!
Her first story “Dear Emily” was released in December 2013. “Dear Tabitha” was released in March 2014. The Forever Family series will continue with several companion/stand alone novels.
Email: authortrudystiles@gmail.com
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