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Cover Reveal: BELOVED by Corinne Michaels

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Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
Release Date: June 5, 2014

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Synopsis

Not enough.

Catherine Pope has never been enough. Every man she has ever loved abandoned her—from her father to her fiancé. She finally accepted the fact she would never be enough to hold any man’s heart and soul.

Then Catherine met Jackson Cole.

When her world literally collided with the sexy former Navy SEAL, everything she always believed is turned upside down and left scattered. He made her feel alive and desirable, consumed her with fierceness and loyalty—which completely unnerved her. Jackson got her in a way no one ever had, giving him the power to destroy her.

If she breaks down and gives him what’s left of her battered heart—will he protect it? Or will Catherine become an irrelevant part of yet another man’s life?

Will she get the one thing that has always evaded her – to finally be someone’s beloved?

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Corinne is an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. She’s happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife.

After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness. Beloved is her first novel due in June of 2014.

Connect with Corinne

Website: http://www.corinnemichaels.com

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Cover Reveal: THE REGRET SERIES by AL Jackson

Check out the stunning new covers to the New York Times bestselling novels, The Regret Series by A.L. Jackson. Regina Wamba of Mae I Design has given them a fresh new look and to celebrate, the entire series is now available as a bundled set for a limited-time sale of $1.99! Grab your copies now or gift them to a friend!

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Lost to You

The prequel to the bestselling romance, Take This Regret.

People come into our lives. Some stay, and many go. Some build us up, while most tear us down. They become our friends, our enemies, our lovers, our tormentors.

Christian Davison came into mine, and I knew I’d never be the same.

To Elizabeth Ayers, New York City had always been a dream. She’s worked her entire young life to make it here.

Groomed to one day take over his father’s law firm, attending Columbia University was Christian Davison’s only option.

Neither wanted anything more until they sat across from each other at a café table after being paired as study partners.

Christian wants her, but Elizabeth knows better than to give into their intense attraction. Yet there is little she can do to stay away.

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Take This Regret

There are some mistakes we make that we will regret for the rest of our lives.

For Christian Davison, it was the day he betrayed Elizabeth Ayers.

For five years, Christian has regretted the day he walked away from his family and will do anything to win them back.

Can Elizabeth forgive someone who has committed the unforgiveable? Or are there some wounds that go so deep they can never heal?

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If Forever Comes

If Forever Comes, the final chapter in the New York Times Bestselling novels, The Regret Series.

Christian Davison’s life is complete. With a ring on Elizabeth’s finger and his daughter at his side, he’s ready to run headlong into their future.

Elizabeth Ayers never believed she would again find this kind of joy—the joy of a family and the wholeness found in the touch of the man she’s always loved.

Their love is intense and their passion only grows as they set out to rediscover each other.

But life is never easy.

Rocked by the unforeseen, Christian and Elizabeth will find themselves fighting for the one thing they hold most important—family.

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Lost to You: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes
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About A.L. Jackson

IMG_0618TUA.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 Pulled and When We Collide.

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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Author Interview: ELIZABETH MAXWELL, author of Happily Ever After

Happily Ever AfterRelease Date: March 18, 2014

Synopsis

In this witty, sexy tale, an erotic novelist meets the fictional hero of her most recent book in real life, and must decide whether she wants to get him back between the pages—or between her sheets.At forty-six, Sadie Fuller’s life isn’t exactly romantic. A divorced, overweight, somewhat sexually frustrated mother of an eleven-year-old, she lives in the suburbs, shops the big box stores, makes small talk with her small-minded neighbors, and generally leads a quiet life. But while her daughter is at school, or when Sadie is up late at night, she writes erotic fiction under the name KT Briggs.

Then, during a routine shopping trip, Sadie runs into someone familiar…too familiar, in fact. She encounters an incredibly handsome man exactly like the one in her imagination—and her latest novel. Is Aidan Hathaway really one of her characters? And if so, what is he doing in Target? As Sadie tries to negotiate this strange new world, her eyes begin to open to romantic possibilities in places she never dreamed of looking… places where Happily Ever After might not be so far-fetched after all.

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~ Elizabeth Maxwell Visits Up All Night Book Blog ~

**Please note, if you haven’t read Happily Ever After, there may be a few spoilers here**

UAN: Hi Elizabeth! Thank you for taking the time to stop by Up All Night Book Blog today. Nicole and Dawn both read and loved the genre-bending Happily Ever After!

For someone unfamiliar with your work, can you tell us in a few sentences what makes Happily Ever After different from the typical romance?

EM: From the start, I was going for atypical romance characters: not twenty five years old, not buff, not darkly mysterious, possibly someone you might met at a coffee shop or a school function. And my leading lady, Sadie Fuller, is also solidly mid-forties, which for classic romance is wildly outside the box. The women I know this age are so talented, able, funny and wise, I wonder why they don’t show up on the page more often. It seemed a perfect fit for Sadie.

UAN: That is definitely an age that you don’t see often!

With regard to your characters, how much of you is Sadie and Sadie is you as far as how you write?

EM: Great question! There are bits and pieces of me in Sadie but overall I was going for someone far more bold than myself. I find when writing female characters I make them excel in areas where I personally fall short. I get to live vicariously through their adventures.

UAN: Do you secretly write erotic romance also?

EM: When prepping to write Happily, I binged on erotica. I read everything I could get my hands on. It was fabulous!  But when I sat down to write the erotic scenes for Sadie’s work in progress, I was stunned by how hard it was. Good erotica is incredibly difficult to pull off and I have the utmost respect for those who do it well. As for doing an erotic novel straight up, I think I’d have to work on my writing stamina! :)

UAN: Stamina is important! ;) Sadie has boxes with unfinished works stashed away. Is that something you have as well? If so, are there characters in them that are still waiting for you to finish their story?

EM: I have so many unfinished manuscripts lying around I lost count long ago. All works in progress have weakness at which point the question becomes can I make this stronger? If, after multiple drafts, the thing still won’t stand up, it might be time to move on. However, certain characters can be hard to let go of. I miss them. I feel guilty. And occasionally, I resurrect them in disguise in another work. But sometimes they just have to stay under the bed.

UAN: What were the most challenging and most rewarding parts of writing Happily Ever After?

EM: I was outside of my comfort zone on Happily and that proved incredibly energizing. There were days when I’d pick my head up and wonder where the daylight went! Sometimes you stumble into a place where the Muses sit on your shoulder and it all comes easy and fun. Happily was like that for me. Now, if I could only bottle that up and have it with my morning coffee on a regular basis, I’d be in business.

UAN: Every writer seems to have her must-haves nearby while writing. What are yours (drinks, snacks, music?)

EM: Coffee, more coffee and then later, maybe another cup of coffee. I’m an unrepentant addict. And it doesn’t help there is a great coffee shop about ten steps from my office door. I’m doomed.

UAN: And of course we would love to know, what REALLY happened to Aidan?

EM: In my mind, Aidan returns to the literary dimension where he’s meant to be. He managed in our reality but he was never particularly happy about it whereas Lily saw possibilities here. She chooses to step away from the sometimes restrictive role of the romantic leading lady.

UAN: How is Lily?

EM: She is totally kicking reality’s ass of course :)

UAN: And two last questions: what’s the last book that kept you up all night reading?

EM: Funny you should ask – I’m kicking myself this morning because I stayed up half the night reading Where’d You Go, Bernadette? By Maria Semple. I wasn’t sure I’d like it at first but then it got me around the throat. I’d love to ask the author how she decided on the format for her story because it’s so unique.

UAN: Wow, reading the synopsis for that one is simply intriguing! Finally, can you tell us about your latest work in progress?

EM: I’m working on a romantic comedy for the screen called Fifteen Minutes of Fame. It’s about a girl and a boy and Greyhound bus.

UAN:  Thank you, Elizabeth! We’ll be watching for that! We loved having you here today talking about Happily Ever After. :)

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About the AuthorElizabeth Maxwell

Elizabeth Maxwell lived for a long time in the east until one particularly snowy February when she couldn’t take it anymore, packed up her angry cat and moved west. She’s been hanging out in the Northern California sunshine ever since. (well, except for a decade in San Francisco where it was foggy all the time but the restaurants were really good so there was that.)

Elizabeth currently lives in Davis, CA with her husband, two kids and the same angry cat (who is now 97 cat years old.)

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Review: LOVE, IN ENGLISH by Karina Halle

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Love in English

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Synopsis

He’s thirty-eight. I’m twenty-three.

He speaks Spanish. I speak English.

He lives in Spain. I live in Canada.

He dresses in thousand-dollar suits. I’m covered in tattoos.

He’s married and has a five-year old daughter.

I’m single and can’t commit to anyone or anything.

Until now.Because when they say you can’t choose who you fall in love with, boy ain’t that the f*#king truth.

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To a restless dreamer like Vera Miles, it sounded like the experience of a lifetime. Instead of spending her summer interning for her astronomy major, she would fly to Spain where she’d spend a few weeks teaching conversational English to businessmen and women, all while enjoying free room and board at an isolated resort. But while Vera expected to get a tan, meet new people and stuff herself with wine and paella, she never expected to fall in love.

Mateo Casalles is unlike anyone Vera has ever known, let alone anyone she’s usually attracted to. While Vera is a pierced and tatted free spirit with a love for music and freedom, Mateo is a successful businessman from Madrid, all sharp suits and cocky Latino charm. Yet, as the weeks go on, the two grow increasingly close and their relationship changes from purely platonic to something…more.

Something that makes Vera feel alive for the first time.

Something that can never, ever be.

Or so she thinks.

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Dawn’s Review 5++ Stars

How to even begin to write this review…I really don’t know that I can give this one the review it deserves, but here goes!

READ.THIS.BOOK!!!!

Love, in English has left me with a book hangover and I’m still struggling to find something to read to compare to it! I can feel the emotion rising in me as I type. Emotions for Mateo and Vera’s story and how it impacted me. Stories like this are what make me passionate about reading and have me searching for the next book like it.

Love, in English is such a beautiful, emotionally-charged, consuming book. Karina Halle transported me to Vancouver and Spain through her flawless descriptions and the emotions evoked by her characters’ interactions and the relationships they built. I knew Karina has passionate followers for her Experiment in Terror series and The Artists Trilogy but this is her first foray into contemporary romance. And I say, keep writing it, Karina!

I was romanced by Mateo and Spain, just as Vera was. I felt all of Vera’s conflicted emotions about falling for a married man. And my heart ached for them knowing that life and love is complicated. Yet, could also be very simple. The story builds smoothly and beautifully. I loved the funny language moments that further made this story so real and so relatable. Add in some fascinating secondary characters and you have a story that keeps you reading late into the night.

Overall, Karina Halle immersed me into the world of Vera and Mateo and I was severely reluctant to leave. Her ability to express the quiet, charged moments between them left me with emotions so close to the surface that I felt them for days. I’ll definitely be reading more from Karina, once this book hangover wears off!

ARC provided for honest review

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About the AuthorKarina Halle

With her USA Today Bestselling The Artists Trilogy published by Grand Central Publishing, numerous foreign publication deals, and self-publishing success with her Experiment in Terror series, Vancouver-born Karina Halle is a true example of the term “Hybrid Author.” Though her books showcase her love of all things dark, sexy and edgy, she’s a closet romantic at heart and strives to give her characters a HEA…whenever possible.

Karina holds a screenwriting degree from Vancouver Film School and a Bachelor of Journalism from TRU. Her travel writing, music reviews/interviews and photography have appeared in publications such as Consequence of Sound, Mxdwn and GoNomad Travel Guides. She currently lives on an island on the coast of British Columbia where she’s preparing for the zombie apocalypse with her fiance and rescue pup.

Karina is represented by Scott Waxman of the Waxman Leavell Literary Agency.

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New Release & Review: NIGHT AFTER NIGHT by Lauren Blakely

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We are thrilled that Lauren Blakely’s NIGHT AFTER NIGHT is now available!!! NIGHT AFTER NIGHT is the first full-length novel from her first Erotic Romance Series, The Seductive Nights Series! The prequel novella, FIRST NIGHT, is included in NIGHT AFTER NIGHT!! Grab your copy today and don’t forget to enter to win a signed paperback copy of NIGHT AFTER NIGHT!

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About NIGHT AFTER NIGHT:

**Warning: Spare panties are needed for reading this book…you’re welcome.***
“You are being rewarded for turning me on. But we’re doing it my way. You teased the hell out of me, and now I want to watch you squirm. Crawl up on my bed and get on your hands and knees.”

Their world was sex, love, and lies.
He intoxicated her. Commanded. Consumed.
With a dirty mind and a mouth to match, Clay Nichols is everything Julia never knew she wanted and exactly what she cannot have. He walked into her life one night and unlocked pleasure in her that she never knew was possible. Possessing her body, captivating her every thought. Which makes him way too dangerous for Julia to risk her heart, given that she has a price tag on her head. She ran after one mind-blowing week with him, but now he’s back, and determined to make her his own.
No matter the cost.
She was a sexy drug to him. Fiery, unforgettable, and never enough, Julia is an enigma, and Clay isn’t willing to let her go without a fight. But she’s got dark secrets of her own that threaten to destroy any chance of happiness. She’s a wanted woman – the stakes are high, her every move is watched, and yet the lure between them can’t be denied. Can two people burned by love trust again when desire and passion are met by danger at every turn?

A sensual, emotionally-charged erotic romance from the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lauren Blakely…

Please note: This book is intended for 18+ due to dirty talk, light bondage, and lots of sexy scenes. This ebook edition also includes the prequel novella First Night, which precedes Night After Night.

 

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Dawn’s Review for FIRST NIGHT & NIGHT AFTER NIGHT: 5 Stars

Note: I read First Night (a prequel novella) and Night after Night (book 1) back to back and am reviewing together. They are available together in the Night After Night novel.

Wow! These are the first books and series I’ve read by Lauren Blakely and I’m hooked! Clay and Julia are off the charts steamy together and my fingers were flying trying to turn the pages fast enough for my greedy eyes. I love Julia’s tough-as-nails exterior layered over the vulnerable side she tries to hide. And Clay, well, he is just about the sexiest lawyer I’ve known! His dirty mouth and dominant side melt the panties right off. (Prepare yourself with a cold drink nearby)

First Night introduces us to Julia and Clay. We learn that there is something weighing heavily upon Julia and that she’s hiding a lot from her friends and family. She’s smart, caring, and knows what she likes. When Clay walks into her bar, the sparks fly! What a crazy, intense night between them. Clay is an entertainment lawyer and has a body to sin with. In the space of a novella, Lauren Blakely was able to bring to life her characters in a way that left me wanting to continue their story.

Night after Night picks up right after First Night. Heads up to my cliffhanger-leery friends: be prepared, you’re going to want book 2, After this Night, immediately upon finishing NaN (release date: May 12, 2014). Lauren Blakely drew me in even further into Julia’s and Clay’s story – their backgrounds, their tender moments together, their fears, their desires, and their need for one another. I loved the sense of danger that is also present in the book. It’s not overdone. It adds just enough to the story to provide tension and a sense of imminent trouble. If I thought First Night was sensual, Night after Night is 10x that! I loved the playfulness and naughtiness between Clay and Julia and the give and take between them. But there are some issues that need to be resolved if they are to find their way to a happily ever after. I’m on the edge of my seat with a heart hurting, waiting to know what happens next!

Sexy, erotic, beautifully written story! This is a series I am so excited I picked up and I’m anxiously awaiting my next Clay and Julia fix!

Review copy provided for honest feedback

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Also, the sequel in The Seductive Nights Series, AFTER THIS NIGHT, is up for pre-order now! Here are the links!

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Author PhotoAbout Lauren Blakely:

Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. Her novels include Caught Up In Us, Pretending He’s Mine, Playing With Her Heart, and Trophy Husband. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.

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New Review: POUGHKEEPSIE, Debra Anastasia

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He counts her smiles every day and night at the train station. And morning and evening, the beautiful commuter acknowledges him—just like she does everyone else on the platform. But Blake Hartt is not like the others . . . he’s homeless. Memories of a broken childhood have robbed him of peace and twisted delusions into his soul. He stays secluded from the sun, sure the world would run from him in the harsh light of day.

Each day, Livia McHugh smiles politely and acknowledges her fellow commuters as she waits for the train to the city. She dismisses this kindness as nothing special, just like her. She’s the same as a million other girls—certainly no one to be cherished. But special or not, she smiles every day, never imagining that someone would rely on the simple gesture as if it were air to breathe.

When the moment comes that Livia must do more than smile, without hesitation she steps into the fray to defend the homeless man. And she’s surprised to discover an inexplicable connection with her new friend. After danger subsides, their smiles become conversation. Their words usher in a friendship, which awakens something in each of them. But it’s not long before their bond must prove its strength. Entanglements from the past challenge both their love and their lives.

Blake’s heart beats for Livia’s, even if her hands have to keep its rhythm. Love is patient. Love is kind. Love never fails. Love never fails, right?

In an interwoven tale of unlikely loves and relationships forged by fire, Debra Anastasia takes readers into the darkest corners of human existence, only to show them the radiant power of pure adoration and true sacrifice. Complicated families and confused souls find their way to light in this novel, which manages to be racy, profane, funny, and reverent all at once

Abby’s review 3.5 stars

This is a unique story!  I was really into the first half of it.  I was thinking that I was headed towards my 5 star streak marathon I have been running, but then it changed for me, and it went a little Die Hard meets Sin City.  There was so much to this I liked.  The story is unique and despite it being third person there was a very personal feel to it.

This actually follows, three foster brothers, their connection and their love.  Lets meet the characters shall we….

Meet Livia, we start off and she is dating Chris (loser)

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Day after day she sees a man, he is unique in so many ways, (not going to spoil it, cause boy is this a different love)

Meet Blake

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He has manners for miles, but first he will,

Blow

then

Lick

then

Bite

Pretty Sexy

Livies sister Kyle is on the sexual side, rebelling.

Meet Kyle

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Kyle, was raised as a catholic girl, but her bad girl ways keeps her away from church, until she meets Blakes brother Cole.

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Cole is practicing to be a priest until Kyle steels him from the pulpit.

Now Cole and Blake have a brother, who is bad news.  There are ways in which you love him, and then there are other ways where you are not so sure.

Meet Beckett

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Beckett is a pimp, drug lord, murderer and brother.  He says things like white-bread, when referring to Livie.

You like him somewhat even though he is quite crass.

He falls head over for Eve.

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Eve has his back and is very dangerous.

She has loss and eventually loves Beckett.

There were a lot of things to this story I really liked.  But then the pace changed and I swear John, McClane, I mean John Mchugh, came to rescue his daughters shouting….

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Okay maybe he didn’t say that, but I thought he could have.  Some parts to this story became a little too dramatic.  The one really good thing about that was I could picture it as a Frank Miller movie.

Lastly if the pace at the end of this didn’t slow, I would have had this closer to a 4.5.  I started to feel like I was watching grass grow.

I think this read is worth a shot though.  It has a lot of interesting elements. If you need something different than what you have been reading, check this one out.

Debra Anastasia is busy, just like every other mom. There’s dinner, the dogs, the two kids, and her violent IBS–which is under control thanks to medication except for occasional multi-tonal farts. Her first love and crowning achievement is her thriving career as the weirdest mom on the block.

Her writing started a decent handful of years ago when–along with the animals and humans in her house–the voices of characters started whispering stories in Debra’s ear. Insomnia was the gateway to plots that wouldn’t give up, wouldn’t let go. Now they stalk her everywhere. Halfway through making lunches, a twist takes hold and–fingers full of peanut butter–she finds somewhere, anywhere to write it down.

http://www.debraanastasia.com/

 

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New Review: MAYBE SOMEDAY Colleen Hoover

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At twenty-two years old, aspiring musician Sydney Blake has a great life: She’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her good friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers Hunter cheating on her with Tori—and she is left trying to decide what to do next.

Sydney becomes captivated by her mysterious neighbor, Ridge Lawson. She can’t take her eyes off him or stop listening to the daily guitar playing he does out on his balcony. She can feel the harmony and vibrations in his music. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either: He seems to have finally found his muse. When their inevitable encounter happens, they soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one…

 

Abby’s Review5 stars and easily a new favorite

I loved Hoover when I first read Slammed.  I loved her when I read Hopeless.  I love her, when I see her post, that make her seem so grounded and down to earth, and now, I love her for giving me a reading experience unparalleled to any other.

Hoover along with Griffin Peterson, create a magic in this beautiful love story.  I saw this video from Hoover and I knew that this was a read that I was going to have to savor.  So I waited a bit until my mood was just right.  I am so glad I waited.  I needed to be at a place where I wouldn’t rush this.  I needed to be at a time in my reading world where I could sit and inhale every word that Hoover was putting out.

There have been few times in my reading career that I have been left feeling happy tears after a book ended and this is one of those rare moments.  Everything about this, made you feel their love.  Gah, if one day I can have an eighth of Hoovers talent then I would be a happy writer.

So I am not one to recap a ton of a story.  It’s your journey.  I don’t like to ruin anything for a reader especially in this case.  I thought I new what this was totally about from the synopsis, but right off the bat I was surprised.  This, has a uniqueness about it, that will leave you in complete awe.

I thought I loved Hoover but now I realize, I was simply infatuated with her other work, Maybe Someday brings it to a different level.  Now I am in book love.  What is In book love??  It’s that place where a book captures a place in your heart, that is special for just that book.

My reading Soul Mate and I were talking and she said, sometimes, I don’t know if I can do a book justice when I read it because it’s so good, I want to say, just read it.  This is that!  Read it!

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About this author

I love music. LOVE music. Namely The Avett Brothers, Lumineers, Pink, Eminem. I have eclectic taste? If you have any recommendations, send them my way!

I’m addicted to diet pepsi and could tell you in a taste-test which restaurant it came from. It’s a serious addiction, I tell you.

I get stoked whenever I get a message from goodreads saying I have a new friend request…so request me, dangit!

If you want to know when I have new books out or just want to be inundated by random, pointless blog posts, follow me at www.colleenhoover.com

Avoid my Twitter at all cost. It’s propaganda.

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Cover Reveal: BANG (Black Lotus #1) by E.K. Blair

We are excited to present the cover for book #1 in E.K. Blair’s (author of the Fading Series) new Black Lotus Series, BANG! Filled with suspense, sexiness and romance, this is sure to take us on an indescribable thrill.

FINALcoverphoto-2TITLE: Bang

SERIES: The Black Lotus Series (book #1)

GENRE: Psychosexual Suspense / Romance

RELEASE DATE: May 22nd, 2014

GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21459365-bang

brick synopsisThey say when you take revenge against another you lose a part of your innocence.

But I’m not innocent.

I haven’t been for a very long time.

My innocence was stolen from me. Taken was the life I was supposed to have. The soul I was born with. The ruby heart embedded in a life full of hopes and dreams.

Gone.
Vanished.

I never even had a choice.
I mourn that life. Mourn the what-ifs.
Until now.
I’m ready to take back what was always meant to be mine.

But every plan has a fatal flaw. Sometimes it’s the heart.

**Due to the dark and explicit nature of this book, it is recommended for mature audiences only as some scenes may be particularly disturbing.**

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In an instant, he’s crouched down before me, hands spreading me open wider before dipping his tongue inside me. I continue massaging myself as he laps me up like I’m the only one who can quench his thirst. He sickens me, and as soon as I feel the swirl of hate manifest, I turn every part of me off and simply go through the movements I know he likes. I’m a well-oiled machine at this point, flawless in my performance.

He has no idea that I’m the poison in his bones, making my home in his soul. I’ve crept under his skin, and he never suspected a thing other than everything I’ve wanted him to, but he’s made my life a hell, and payback is a wicked bitch that comes in the form of me. I’m the devil seeped within the cracks of him. What he doesn’t know, is that it’s because of him that I am what I am, and he’s fallen into the cobwebs of my lies like a fool. I guess I should love him for that, because when he least suspects it, he’s going to give me everything I’ve been seeking—vengeance.

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Cover Reveal: THE DEVIL’S CONTRACT by Claire Contreras

We’re very excited to share the cover of The Devil’s Contract by Author Claire Contreras! 
Title: THE DEVIL’S CONTRACT
Author: Claire Contreras
Age group: Adult
Genre: Dark Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Najla Qamber

 

Synopsis:

He gave them a choice.
 
She took it.
 
He made her promise two years.
 
She should have known there was a catch.

 

Excerpt

 

As Amara stepped out of the car, a shiver ran through her. She felt eyes on her, and looked around quickly as she held on to Colin’s hand a little harder.“You okay?” he asked, looking down. He placed one hand on the small of her back as he held her other one.

“Yeah…” she said slowly, still scanning the street.

The neighborhood his apartment building was in was definitely safe, but in that moment she felt anything but.

“You’re overworking yourself. I don’t understand why you won’t let me—“ Colin went on about that, as he usually did, but Amara was too distracted to argue with him.

Her eyes wandered to the building beside them, where she saw a group of people in dress clothes getting into a limousine, and that’s when she saw him. Philip. Amara’s heart lurched to her throat so quickly, she thought she was going to faint. She saw him around all the time, and he was always watching, always waiting. Amara always wondered when the day would come, but Philip never gave anything away. He just watched.

Philip was dressed in a tuxedo, standing beside a woman in a red dress. They were looking at Amara, scrutinizing her as they exchanged words. Philip had a glass cup in his hand, which he raised as if to salute her.

Amara felt her knees giving out beneath her.

“Sweetheart, you’re scaring me,” Colin said. He stopped walking and faced her, holding both of her arms. Amara was still looking in Philip’s direction, and Colin’s eyes followed. He gave Philip a small wave, he’d met him a couple of times in parties and saw him around the neighborhood often.

“Is everything all right?” Colin asked, his voice full of concern.

Amara nodded, looking into Philip’s icy blue eyes. “Yeah, everything’s fine,” she whispered. “Just fine.”

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About the Author

Claire Contreras graduated with her BA in Psychology from Florida International University. She was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Miami, Fl, where she currently resides with her husband, two boys, and two American Bulldogs.

Life is short, and it’s more bitter than sweet, so she tries to smile as often as her face allows. She enjoys stories with happy endings, because life is full of way too many unhappy ones.

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Review: KNOX, Volume 1 by Cassia Leo, (and maybe volume two…)

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From New York Times bestselling author Cassia Leo comes a sinfully sexy and suspenseful new series.

Rebecca hasn’t seen or heard from her mob boss father in four years, but she’s about to receive a message from him that will throw her life into chaos. Rebecca thought she left the crime family behind when she went into law enforcement. She never expected to be abducted by a sexy stranger. But this stranger makes an offer too tempting to refuse and soon Rebecca is pulled into one of the most ruthless vendettas of the century.

Knox Savage is the sexy billionaire CEO of Knox Security and a notorious playboy. What most don’t know about Knox is that a large portion of his wealth is made helping high-profile criminals escape justice. He makes no judgments about guilt or innocence. And he doesn’t do it for sentimental reasons. But he’s about to  take on a case that is going to get very personal.

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Abby’s Review 5 stars!!!

Yep a novella that I love to hate.  I hate it because I want more, more, more.  Way to make me a glutton for Knox, Cassia.  In a quick read you made me want, no that’s not right, you made me need more Knox!  Like Now, pretty please?  Pretty pretty please??  I’m not above begging.

This is the start of something fabulous.  Oh you think you know where this is going and then BAM!!! She throws a wrench into to your thoughts and adds some twists and then it’s over and you are left cursing at the heavens!  Why God!  Why did Cassia tease me?  Please. Please let the next one release soon.

SO FRICKEN SEXY!!!!

P.S. Knox Volume two is out!  I read and also loved!  It is hard for me because I want more and more and more.  Knox Two, starts off incredibly sexy!  Knox is hands down one sexy beast!  This story has so many turns.  For some reading quick installments is hard.  I think it was easier for me than Nicole.  I think of it more like I just watched an episode of 24 with a wicked cliff.  I think this was a bit harder for Nic.  Just beware and know yourself as a reader.  If this is the type of thing that is hard for you, you may want to wait until they are all released.  The good thing is, Cassia promises to release quickly.  I’m anxiously awaiting volume 3 and 4!

P.P.S. Volume 2 is also 5 stars for me!!!

Nicole’s Review 4 Flash Bang Stars

Have you ever heard the expression “flash to bang”? It is typically used to describe when you see the flash of an explosion and then hear the sound of it. Think of lightning. Anyway…I bring this up to tell you exactly how I felt when I read and finished Cassia Leo’s Knox, Volume 1. The flash of this book was the rocketing intensity and heat that this novella explodes with. The bang was its pace. Basically, I was reading along (knowing it was a novella)and I was hooked. Then, BOOM!! It was over. Seriously, it was that quick. And when I finished, it felt like I had just seen the most intense blue lightning strike followed by explosive thunder. It left me both amazed and a little blown away all at the same time.

In Knox, we meet Rebecca. She is the daughter of a mob boss and has done everything she can to distance herself from that life and all of its horror and fear. She is happily (for the most part) living a quiet and predictable existence until she is kidnapped. She immediately realizes that her kidnapping has something to do with her father, but has no clue as to why. To make matters even more confusing, her kidnapper, Knox Savage, reminds her of someone from her mob life that she has never been able to forget.

And now I am going to stop telling you any more about the story. I f I didn’t, there would little left to read! I will tell you that my rating is a solid 4 stars and that Knox, Volume 2 is already on my Kindle waiting for me to read it! And I can’t wait. There is so much intensity and drama in this novella that I nearly died when it came to an end!! I needed more and pretty darn quickly! Thank goodness, I didn’t have to wait long!

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About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cassia Leo grew up in California and has lived in three different countries. She loves to travel and her dream is to one day score a record deal based on her awesome shower singing skills. She is the author of the Shattered Hearts series (Relentless, Pieces of You, Bring Me Home). She is also the author of the popular Luke and Chase series.

Come chat with her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/authorcassialeo or Twitter:www.twitter.com/AuthorCassiaLeo

Or you can follow her blog at http://cassialeo.com to stay up to date on new releases and giveaways.

Thanks for reading!

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