Thursday, 25 August 2016

Pre-Order Sale Blitz - Alpha Beta Omega: A Shifter Box Set & Giveaway!


Alpha Beta Omega: A Shifter Box Set

By Lia Davis, K.N. Lee, Marissa Dobson, Beth Caudill, Misha Carver, Xandra James, Laxmi Hariharan, Bethany Shaw, Nicole Morgan, and Lily Marie

From today’s hottest USA Today and Bestselling authors comes a collection of 10 novellas, featuring hot alpha, beta, and omega shifters. If you like tigers, bears, wolves, and more you’ll love this box set. Each story is either a first in a series or a stand-alone novella.

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What’s inside:

A Tiger’s Claim by Lia Davis

As the Alpha’s only daughter Shayna Andrews has always been treated like a rare gem, protected like royalty, and she’s suffocating. Her longing to be independent has driven her to sneak out one evening after dinner. After relishing in being able to run free without an escort, she finds herself face-to-face with the enemy, miles from home, and nearly loses her life until a lone wolf comes to her aid. But when he discovers she wears the enemy’s brand, things will go from bad to worse.

The Scarlett Legacy by K.N. Lee

Wizards. Shifters. Sexy mobsters with magic.

The arrival of Avalon Prince brings a century-old feud to a dangerous climax. Scottish Old-World magic, mixed with a dangerous obsession with Evie and a sinister plot for revenge threatens to bring the Scarlett family to its demise.

Tiger Time by Marissa Dobson

Tabitha Leigh has no idea her mundane life is about to change or that danger stalks her every step. Now as the Queen of the Tigers with a bounty on her head, she must embrace her future and her mate. If she doesn’t, it will mean the end of everything she’s come to know and never realized she needed.

Healer’s Fate by Beth Caudill

Corliss Rumdone’s the healer of her werewolf clan, destined to save lives and live in the shadows. He's the alpha's son, destined to mate to cement his status at the top of the pack. What happens when he chooses her instead?

Bearly Smitten (The Alpha’s Bride Book 1) by Misha Carver

When bear shifter Jed Barton’s keynote speaker engagement and his role as pack alpha require him to have a wife, he does what any other tycoon would do – he hires one – the last thing he wanted to do was fall in love with her.

Reluctant Revenge - Under the Demon’s Skin by Xandra James

Demon-hybrid Nash is hungry for revenge. Promising to protect the daughter of his sworn enemy, he's torn between his duty as an Alpha Enforcer and his desire to avenge his murdered fiancée. Can Nash forgive the past? Or will losing Sienna be the only way to heal his dark heart?

Feral - A Many Lives Story by Laxmi Hariharan

He was her destination. She just didn't know it. When Maya leaves Luke to go in search of her blood family, nothing prepares her for the secrets she uncovers about herself. An intense, shifter romance, set in a Bombay of the future.

The Beta’s Mate by Bethany Shaw

Nina’s tired of the lies and disappearances. Her marriage is on the verge of dissolving, but fate has other ideas. Now if she could only get in touch with her soon-to-be ex. Logan hates that his wife filed for divorce, even though everyone tells him it’s for the best. He’s the beta of the pack—second in command—and she’s human. When he discovers he’s going to be a father, he’ll do anything to keep Nina and the baby safe. But will she let him back in when she finds out he’s been lying to her for years about turning into a giant wolf?

Night Falls by Nicole Morgan

When Paul, the leader of the Racinitine Pack crosses paths with Kinzey, a tencacious reporter, he knows he’s in trouble. Not only can he see the fire in her, but he can feel it as well. When Kinzey gets too close to his secrets, it may change the only way of life his pack has ever known.

Wounds to Bear (Heart of The Bear Book One) by Lily Marie

A wounded shifter, and a beautiful, curvy woman. Two hearts, with one goal – to save the children taken by an old enemy.

Roman Black’s past has finally caught up with him – and he isn’t the only one paying for his mistakes. Dr. Jenna Morgan is running from her own past – and hopes to find her place in the small town of Pine Heart. When a wounded bear shows up at her door, she discovers that the rumors about this small town are true, and that one of those shifters is bleeding all over her front porch. She treats him, and learns that he was shot protecting a group of shifter and human kids – who are now being held by an old enemy bent on revenge.



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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Shadow Eyes Re-Release Blog Tour and $50 Amazon Card Giveaway




Book Description:

Iris thought she could ignore the shadows…until they came after everyone she loved.

Seventeen-year- old Iris Kohl has been able to see both dark and light figures ever since a tragic incident three years ago. The problem is, no one else seems to see them, and even worse…the dark figures terrorize humans, but Iris is powerless to stop them.

Although she’s learned to deal with watching shadows harass everyone around her, Iris is soon forced to question everything she thinks she knows about her world and herself. Her sanity, strength, and will power are tested to the limits by not only the shadows, but also a handsome new teacher whose presence scares away shadows, a new friend with an awe-inspiriting aura, and a mysterious, alluring new student whom Iris has a hard time resisting despite already having a boyfriend. As the shadows invade and terrorize her own life and family, Iris must ultimately accept the guidance of an angel to revisit the most horrific event of her life and become the hero she was meant to be.

My Review:

Shadow Eyes by Dusty Crabtree

Dusty Crabtree is a new and upcoming author, I was thrilled to read and review her novel Shadow Eyes.    The cover, concept and the book description pulled me in and I knew I had to read this.   Dusty’s writing is easy to read and her words flowed seamlessly, I truly enjoyed this novel and Dusty’s writing technique.   I actually had a few books to read ahead of this book but my mistake was picking it up and taking a look through it, which then caused me not to put it down.   The character descriptions are done well I found you really got to know the main characters which help you connect and feel for Iris.  The plot is good and like I said it had me to where I couldn’t put the book down as I wanted to know what was going to happen.  You know when your reading a book and you want to peak at the end so you have all the answers, that is what this novel was like for me.

We are introduced to Iris who is living with a deep dark secret; through her eyes she can see shadows, dark lingering scary shadows.   These shadows seem to loom around certain people who she suspects are up to no good.  Iris does everything she can to stay clear of the shadows, when too close she can feel the evil soaking through her skin.  Her ability to see these shadows started after an incident she had at the age of 14, now 3 years later she still tries not to think of what happened to her.   The suspense and understanding all gets unfolded gradually and the author keeps us wondering what is going on.   Once in awhile in the distance Iris comes across a bright white light and knows this is goodness at work.  Iris makes a few new friends and her new teacher seems to make her feel very safe and comfortable.   Romance blossoms for Iris and she starts to feel like she is actually living her life fully.   Then she meets another young boy and he stirs feelings inside her like no other has.  This book just kept getting better and worse all at the same time.  Worse only because I really wanted to know what was going to happen.  So many times I was considering reading the ending.

I gave Shadow Eyes 4 stars; all I can truly say without giving away any spoilers is you must read this book.  Shadow Eyes was a great read and I was so glad to find out what in the world was going on, the suspense almost killed me and I struggled not reading the end.

I will recommend this book to all my friends and I look forward to reading anything Dusty Crabtree writes.

Author Bio 

Dusty Crabtree loves a good story, but she also loves young people. These two loves are evident in all parts of her life. She has been a high school English teacher since 2006 and a creative writing teacher since 2014. She's also been a youth sponsor at her local church for as long as she’s been teaching. She feels very blessed with the amazing opportunities she has to develop meaningful relationships with teens on a daily basis. With her love of reading in the mix, becoming an author of young adult books was just a natural development of those two passions in her life. She lives with her husband, Clayton, in Yukon, Oklahoma, where they often serve their community as foster parents.



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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Making Connections Group: Genre of the Week: ACTION/ADVENTURE


1. MARIE (Teumessian Trilogy #1) by Ana Elise Meyer
The human search for a solution to disease and physical decay has driven many to go to extreme measures. Dr. Carl Stanley’s efforts are no exception, his creation, Marie becomes the picture of physical perfection; possessing the ability to heal at a rapid rate.

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2. JAMES (Teumessian Trilogy #2) by Ana Meyer
As the lone survivor of the destruction brought on by Marie, James is left to question: Who am I? However, dark force have begun to arise that will try to answer that question for him and shape his destiny.

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3. VANISHED by Mark Bierman
Tragedy . . . heartache . . . how much more can Tyler Montgomery and John Webster take? This mission’s trip, the “healing” one, has only added fresh layers of pain. Construction of an orphanage in Haiti’s northwest . . . yes. But a doomed rescue operation, human traffickers, human anomalies, and extreme personal danger . . . risk of death? They hadn’t signed up for any of those.

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4. SECRETS & LIES IN EL SALVADOR by Sherrie Miranda
In a conscious effort to heal from recent trauma and her mother’s lies about her closest relations, Shelly Dalton Smith travels to war-torn El Salvador. Unwittingly used by someone she trusts to implement a mission too dangerous for anyone to complete, she captures shots of her host family, and listens to their secrets and lies, which reveal her mother's deception is not so different from that of others, including her own.

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5. THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE by Charles Michael Landry
An American working at a US Government contracting firm stumbles upon a secret plot against the American people involving his own company. His discovery is quietly detected and he is sent on a mission to South Korea where he is framed for spying against the foreign government and placed under house arrest. He has been successfully silenced. Living through the painful emotions of solitude, confinement and isolation, he turns to music and in a moment of epiphany, finds hidden musical notation in the characters of the Korean language.

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While you're here, stop by and check out the new books posted this week in Making Connections:

BOTS AND BEANS: CULT Group Coffee Sequence Volume 1 by Colin Spindler

THE HEAVINESS OF KNOWING (The Conscious Dreamer Series #1) by Sharolyn G. Brown 

LEGEND OF THE EAST ROAD (The Roads of Luhonono #1) by Hamilton Hill

HOW YOU GET THE GIRL by Quirah Casey AT YOMI'S GATE by John Meszaros

LOST HUNTERS, Second Edition by Deanne Devine

PANDORA RED by Jay Tinsiano

BLOOD TIES (Modern Tales of Na Fianna #1) by Hazel B West



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Friday, 5 August 2016

Release Week - .99 Cents - Guilty Bastard (Grim Bastards MC 3) by Emily Minton & Shelley Springfield

Guilty Bastard (Grim Bastards MC 3) 
by Emily Minton & Shelley Springfield

Book Description:

She is a club whore, not looking for love. 

Lisa Higgins has been part of the Grim Bastards MC since she was seventeen years old. She has always accepted her place in the club, until Round steals her heart. 

He is a bastard, full of guilt. 

Carter Roundtree has never forgiven himself for not loving his old lady the way he should have.  That guilt is made worse when Lisa works her way into his heart. 

Can a bastard and a whore find love?


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Monday, 25 July 2016

Release Day Blitz: Lavender in Bloom by Lily Velez

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  Lavender in Bloom by: Lily Velez 
Publication Date: July 25th, 2016 
Genre: Historical, Coming-of-Age Romance

       
It’s the year 1802 in Avignon, France

Noah Capet has spent most of his young life living simple and unvaried days in the hushed countryside of southern France. Quiet, reserved, and diffident, his preference for existing is to do so in solitude, keeping to himself both in town and on his family’s farm—a predilection that’s altogether disrupted when a newcomer to town by the name of Jeremie Perreault begins an unremitting quest to befriend him. Jeremie is everything Noah is not. Charismatic and gregarious, he leaves a trail of charmed admirers in his wake wherever he goes. Expressive and idealistic, he talks without end about his deep love for old books and his spirited dream to one day travel the world on a literary pilgrimage. Over the course of a single summer, the two form an unlikely friendship, but just as quickly as it develops, it soon entirely dissolves as they’re forced to face the truth of what has unexpectedly emerged between them. Lavender in Bloom is a tender and tragic coming-of-age story about first love and self-discovery, and a poignant reminder that time is fleeting and always takes with it the choices we’re too afraid to make.



   
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Noah was a funeral pyre. He was burning. The flames rose to staggering heights and blazed in white, hot tongues. Jeremie had once told him a story of the burial rites of the Norse. They’d burn their dead, believing the high smoke carried their loved ones’ souls to Valhalla. 
Noah was beyond Valhalla. Beyond the creamy spaciousness above the clouds, beyond the limits of the very earth. He floated among the stars, joined them in holy communion, knew each one by name. Then they were within him, scores of them, bright and hot, turning his ribs into a furnace as they shifted and created constellations in his soul. And all the while, the summer sang in his lungs. 
There was no space between him and Jeremie. Where one ended, the other began, and still Jeremie pulled him closer like the moon pulls the tide, gripping him tightly in the same way he’d gripped Noah’s heart, had gripped his entire being. 

DSC_6040four Author Bio: Lily Velez has been writing stories since she was six years old. Not much has changed since then. She still prefers the written word and her overactive imagination over the ‘real world’ (though to be fair, her stories no longer feature talking dinosaurs). A graduate of Rollins College and a Florida native, when she's not reading or writing, she spends most of her days wrangling up her pit bulls Noah and Luna, planning exciting travel adventures, and nursing her addiction to cheese. All this when she isn’t participating in the extreme sport known as napping. You can learn more about Lily and her books at www.lilyvelezbooks.com.

Guest Post:

The Lavender in Bloom Playlist

I absolutely love music and its power to stir the heart and so deeply move us. Creating a playlist for my books is one of my go-to strategies in my writer’s toolbox because listening to that playlist is the easiest way for me to get into the mood of a scene or the headspace of a particular character. Below, check out the tracks that made it onto the playlist for Lavender in Bloom, along with commentary on why each song’s so perfect for the story.

You can listen to the entire playlist for Lavender in Bloom Here:

Frail Love by Cloves -- This song was an absolute Godsend and I’m so glad I found it, as it ended up becoming the ‘theme song’ for Lavender in Bloom. Every last lyric was just perfect for Noah and Jeremie’s story. Especially these particular lines: I can’t live it like I’m living, I can’t live a lie, I’m giving up more than I should, forgive me for my frail love.

All I Want by Kodaline -- For the longest time, this track was the theme song for Lavender in Bloom. I honestly couldn’t listen to it without getting teary-eyed, as it so perfectly captures the tragedy of Noah and Jeremie’s story. Favorite lines: When you said your last goodbye, I died a little bit inside and If you loved me, then why’d you leave me?

The Beautiful Ones by The Battle of Land and Sea -- I love this song because, for one, it’s a break from the sad songs, but also because I feel it sets the mood for Noah’s life in the countryside. It has a very rural feel to it that makes me think of a simple and tranquil living.

Say Something by A Great Big World ft. Christina Aguilera -- Another perfect song for Noah and Jeremie’s story. In fact, there’s a point in Lavender in Bloom where Jeremie outright tells Noah to just say the word, and he’ll be his. There’s also a point where they’re sort of at odds, waiting for the other to make the first move (or speak the first word, as it were), and this song really captures that. Favorite lines: Anywhere I would’ve followed you and I will swallow my pride: you’re the one that I love and I’m saying goodbye.

The Power of Love by Gabrielle Aplin -- I included this song because it really captured the mood for a fable that’s featured in Lavender in Bloom. In fact, it’s a fable that describes how lavender first came into bloom in France. It’s based on an ‘alternate universe’ story featuring Noah and Jeremie, and it would be the perfect song for a montage of their love. Favorite line: The power of love, a force from above, cleaning my soul.

Make it Holy by The Staves -- This is such a pretty song, and it’s perfect from Jeremie’s perspective. Favorite lines: I could make you want me, make you need me, make you mine. I could make it holy, make it special, make it right.

Forgetting by David Gray -- Another sad song. From the very first chords, this song just sets the mood for a scene of heartbreak. It kind of has a nostalgic feel to it. Despite the title of the song, it’s the type of song that makes you remember times long past.

Ashes by Madi Diaz -- This is another song I see as being from Jeremie’s perspective, especially toward the end of the book, when he asks Noah to make a certain decision. Favorite lines: Don’t you let me down and No, I won’t stand to keep watching you stay.

I Will Love You by Gin Wigmore -- One of the few happy love song on the Lavender in Bloom playlist, and the only one with a more upbeat melody. As such, it’s very much treasured. This is a cute one, too. I love every single lyric, but my favorite lines are: If you die before I do, I know that heartache will kill me, too, so if I ever lived again, it would be to find you. It’s especially perfect because I can definitely see Noah and Jeremie as living many lives and finding each other in each one.

Tell Me How to Feel by Maggie Eckford -- This song captures one of the main character’s thoughts in the wake of the book’s concluding actions, in which they just feel so blindsided, lost, and heartbroken.

Benediction by Luke Sital-Singh -- This song has a sad vibe from the start, and it’s also one I picked because it instantly makes me think of the lavender fable and Noah and Jeremie’s ‘alternate universe’ story. Favorite lines: There’s a knock in the silence, I see death at the door, But I know we’ll be alright, ‘Cause your hands are still warm and I’m sorry we don’t have forever, but come die with me.

Hengilas by Jonsi -- This song’s in another language (Icelandic!), but it has such an atmospheric quality to it that just draws you in. Favorite lines: We look into foreign eyes, yet we have always known each other. Perfect, because Jeremie has a line in Lavender in Bloom about Noah’s eyes feeling like home even from the moment he first looked into them.


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Friday, 22 July 2016

RELEASE BLITZ - Hadley (The Club Girl Diaries #3) by Addison Jane


Title: Hadley
Series: The Club Girl Diaries #3  
Author: Addison Jane
Genre: Contemporary Romance

 Release Date: July 22, 2016



Book Description:

People change, it's a fact of life.

Hadley found that out the hard way after her husband came home one day with darkness in his eyes that she'd never seen before.


Realizing that she couldn't allow him to drag her into the shadows, she watched him walk away, thinking she’d be free to move on with her life.


But now she was on the run, seeking safety from a man she once vowed to love forever.


Becoming a club girl for the Brothers by Blood MC guaranteed her protection, and at the same time, allowed her to embrace her sexuality with no judgments or guilt.


Only things weren't as simple as she'd anticipated. She never expected Leo and his curly haired daughter to steal her heart, and for emotions to come into play.


Could she risk her life on the chance he might feel the same?

Leo was the Sargent at Arms for the Brothers by Blood MC.


It was his job to make sure the club was safe and their security tight.


He’d been to hell and back. Losing his wife Kim, after the birth of their daughter, had broken his heart to the point where he thought it was irreparable. She’d been his everything since he was a teenager, and he was determined to never lose her memory.


With the club around him and his baby girl at his side, he’d become content with life alone.


When Hadley showed up, he wasn't quite sure what to make of the self-confident, sweet natured brunette. He was drawn to her—a pull he struggled to escape.


He wanted her, but he was afraid to get too close, not sure that his heart was strong enough to let someone else in.

When danger comes knocking, they need to make a decision—protect themselves and move on, or stand together and risk it all.


My Review:

TITLE: Hadley
SERIES: (The Club Girl Diaries)
AUTHOR: Addison Jane
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASED: July 22, 2016
MY RATING: 5 STARS 

I am a fairly new follower of the author Addison Jane who now has become one of my favorite authors her writing is great.  The Club Girl Diaries Series is about the women who belong to the Brothers by Blood Motorcycle Club, these woman aren't the girlfriends or old ladies of the members these are the club girls who are around to satisfy the men in the MC Club.  There are rules and benefits to becoming a club girl and belonging to the Brothers by Blood.  

Drinking, partying and all the sex they want while being protected, because the Brother's by Blood MC protect what is theirs.  I really like how Addison brings in the personalities of each of the club girls in this series a very different prospective into what I have normally read about the club girls in motorcycle clubs. These three books in this series are all great reads.

Hadley (The Club Girl Diaries Book 3) joins the Brother's by Blood because she is in need of protection.  Her husband who was an undercover FBI agent has gone over to the dark side and seems to have the FBI fooled into believing he is still undercover.  Hadley enjoys the club, she has no regrets in becoming a club girl.  She knows one of these days her husband may find her so having the Brothers by Blood protecting her is the only way she can feel safe.

Leo who is the clubs Sargent of Arms is a single father, losing his wife in child birth.  Raising his daughter and protecting the club are the most important things in his life.   Leo is a hot, sexy, and strong, if you have read Harmony and/or Chelsea the first two books in this series you have already met Leo and his daughter. When Leo and Hadley meet there is a connection, but Leo knows she is a club girl and belongs to the club, even though he struggles watching her with his brothers.  Leo is still in love with his wife and unsure of his feelings for Hadley but knows he has some moving on is not easy.

Hadley and Leo are a great combination and you have hope for them right from the beginning, but of course there are some major obstacles in their way.  Leo loving his wife and  feeling like he may be betraying her? Hadley's husband is looking for her and people around her may not be safe.  This book is full of drama, suspense, even some emotional moments.  One can only hope for a happy ever after ending for these two.  

Hadley is a must read, I would say this whole series should be read.  I have rated Hadley 5 stars it is  a fantastic read and one of my favorites in this series so far. 

I highly recommend this series and Addison Jane's other books


**I was given a copy of this book in return for a honest review.**





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Author Bio


Addison Jane is a born and bred kiwi girl with a passion for romance and writing.

When she gets the chance she enjoys the little things in life such as reading, dancing, music, and Facebook, but her world really revolves around the little girl who calls her Mum. It's an awkward balance between alpha males and Disney princesses but it works.

Growing up on a small farm next to the beach will always make her a country girl at heart. But since moving away to a small town close to the city she's discovered a dangerous love for shopping.

Writing stories has been something that's come naturally since she was young, and with the massive support of her friends and family, she finally decided to step out of her comfort zone and share them with the world.

She enjoys bringing her books to life with strong female leads, sexy passionate men and a rollercoaster of twists and turns that lead to the happily ever after that her readers desire.




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