Thursday, February 28, 2013

Cover Reveal: Small Town Girl



SMALL TOWN GIRL has a new cover!

Title: Small Town Girl (Small Town #1)

Author: Linda Cunningham

Publisher: Omnific Publishing

Release: November 11, 2011

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Age Group: Adult

Reveal organized by: AToMR Tours



Book description
When Lauren Smith begrudgingly returns to the small Vermont town where she grew up to arrange for the sale of her late grandmother’s old farmhouse, she has everything she’s always worked for. Lauren drives a Mercedes. She’s engaged to one of the most powerful businessmen in the country and wears a three-carat diamond ring to prove it. She lives in a penthouse on Central Park West. 

Yes, Lauren has everything she considers important. She is smugly prepared for any eventuality in dealing with these country people so Lauren isn’t surprised when the hot water isn’t working at the old house. No problem. She simply looks in the phone book and calls the local plumber.

The moment Caleb Cochran steps through the old screen door to fix the hot water, the glittery facade that masquerades as Lauren’s life begins to crumble around her. Though she tries hard to deny their mutual, magnetic attraction, Lauren is finally forced to reevaluate her focus and come face-to-face with her true self. Small Town Girl is a story of discovering the true meaning of life and love.
This novel is the first book in the Small Town series, however, each book can be read as a stand-alone.



About the Author

Linda has written steadily throughout the years, but usually other people’s papers, speeches, or articles for agricultural trade magazines. Her only published work of fiction was a children’s book, “The Copper Angel of Piper’s Mill”, written in 1988 when her children were still small. Now that the kids are out of the house, Linda is writing fiction again, and this time it’s personal! She writes full time and it’s Romance! Her first romance novel, “Small Town Girl” is being published by Omnific Publishing and should be available late summer/early fall of this year.
Linda lives in a romantic stone house in the green mountains of Vermont surrounded by her gardens and her animals who include horses, sheep, cats, dogs, chickens, a parakeet and various wildlife visitors who wander in and out at will. When time permits, she also enjoys sketching and painting.



Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Cover Reveal: Connected by Kim Karr

Title:  Connected

Author:  Kim Karr

Cover Design:  Okay Creations

Release Date: March 22, 2013



Goodreads Link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16279715-connected

Book Description:
 
What if a ‘Once in a Lifetime’ could happen twice?
Suffering from a past full of tragedy, Dahlia London's soul has been left completely shattered. Happily ever after is a far cry from reality in her world. But, when she is reconnected with her past, the bonds that form are irrefutable.
When River Wilde, lead singer of The Wilde Ones, comes back into Dahlia’s life, the intensity that fires their relationship combined with underlying feelings that have never died lead her to believe she has met her soulmate.
Struggling with confusion as old connections fade and new ones begin, Dahlia's grief begins to lift --
but guilt remains. River wants to be the one to mend all that is torn within her.
But with a past that is never really gone, can their future survive?
 
 
Happy Reading!

Rocked Under Blog Tour & Giveaway

Rocked Under by Cora Hawkes




Genre: New Adult 17+

Released: Dec. 31, 2012

Availability: Amazon


Falling in love isn't always easy or pleasant. The intense and angst-filled story of Emma and Scott is a painful, gut-wrenching and exhausting portrayal of how hard it can be to let go...

Nineteen year-old Emma Harrington’s number one rule is; Never give your heart away to a man, no matter what. That lesson was learned early on in her life and she will never forget it.

Starting over in the USA, Emma starts college with her cousin, Ashley. She is finally free to do and live how she wants and no man will ever rule her decisions or emotions again.

That is until Scott Mason walks on stage…

Intense, bad boy Scott is the lead singer in a local and popular rock band. Ladies man and Ashley’s longtime friend, Emma is instantly drawn to him, even though he is everything she hates and needs to stay away from in a guy. He treats females like he does a cigarette; light it, use it, and lose it.

For her cousin’s sake, she makes an effort to get along with Scott. She soon discovers that there is more to Scott which makes him even more dangerous in her eyes. Underneath the fa├žade of friendship; jealousy, obsession, fear and insecurities, fester and battle it out as she fights her attraction and history from repeating itself.

One thing she knows for sure is that if she breaks her rule, it may destroy her.

Media Links:

Website: http://corahawkes.blogspot.co.uk

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cora.hawkes

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CoraHawkes (@CoraHawkes)

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6542403.Cora_Hawkes
Bio

Cora Hawkes lives in England with her man and their four children. She thinks the kindle is the greatest invention ever and hers is mostly filled with paranormal and fantasy romances. Favourite books are Kresley Cole's IAD series, Jennifer Armentrout's Covenant series and Heather killough-Walden's The Chosen Soul series.
Apart from family-time, reading and writing, she LOVES music and going to gigs. She hates soaps and rarely watches TV but loves The Vampire Diaries, True Blood and Gossip Girl.


Review:
So I’m going to be extremely honest here…. I could not for the life of me put this book down.  Even being sick with one of those stupid chest colds, having to deal with stupid gallbladder problems, and having screaming kids in the background somewhere… I was unable to focus on anything BUT Emma and Scott!  I’ll tell you what… Cora Hawkes sucked me in with this story and I’m still waiting to be spit back out!

So… as I said, I couldn’t put it down.  I read the entire book from start to finish in one sitting, only pausing to let the puppy outside, feed the kids, answer the phone when hubby called, and being annoyed by having to do all said things because I didn’t want the interruption.  BUT – these characters frustrated the ever living heck out of me.  I wanted to grab both of them by the backs of their shirts, shove them in a locked room, force them to sit down, and not let them out until they learned the meaning of the word – Communication! 

Here’s the deal – she loved him, he loves her – she refuses to let him know she loves him, he refuses to let her know he loves her… and on and on.   The thing that kills me is I’ve read countless reviews on this book (Yes I do read reviews before I read books if they are out there because I want spoilers!  LOL) and tons of readers have said they wanted to smack Emma for her being so unwilling to take a risk…. Here is how I feel -  Yes, I wanted to smack Emma countless times but not for the same reasons other readers are saying, part of it is because she is unwilling to take the risk but I really wanted to smack her for the numerous stupid decisions she made and for the people she strung along the way – sure one of those people turned out to be a POS but she still strung them along before their true colors were revealed.  Now as far as wanting to smack her for taking a risk… I did but I didn’t.  I got it.  She needed to take the risk with true love but in all reality Scott did not once show her that he was willing to go the distance with her and instead proved to her that he probably would break her heart and put her through the same rollercoaster her Mom went through.  So yeah, I got it and I felt for her!

As much as this book frustrated me it’s definitely one that has my attention long after reading “To be continued” and I’m more than looking forward to reading the next book in the series to see what will happen to Scott and Emma… Will they make it?  Will they be able to put the trust into each other that their relationship so desperately needs?  Will they quit hurting each other?  I pray that all my questions plus more are answered in the next book!!!


Excerpt:
I had never picked up a guitar in my life — and it showed. Scott handed me a beautiful, black acoustic guitar. I didn't even know how to hold it but I tried my best, and at least Scott was smiling again, which is what I had aimed for.
He chuckled and moved his hand down over his face to try to hide his amusement. "You don't hold it like that…Here…”
     I was sitting on the edge of a big footstool and he came to sit behind me. He shifted forwards until I was sitting between his hard, warm thighs. I was so aware of him that I froze. I didn't dare move. He came closer and put his arms around me to reach the guitar. His naked chest came into contact with my back, making my core temperature rise to dangerous levels. His scent was enveloping me, taunting me, and this time there was no escape.
His head peered over my shoulder causing the hairs on the back of my neck to  stand on end.
     "Hold it like this," he whispered close to my ear as he moved my hand into the right position.
His breath tickled me, making a shudder run down my back.
He paused for a second and I thought he had noticed. "And if you," he slid his hot hand under my thigh gently and lifted it for me until only my toes were touching the floor, "raise your knee, you can rest it here."
"Okay,” I whispered. It was all I was capable of saying with his hands all over me. Maybe this wasn't such a good idea.
He took his hands away and rested them on my thighs. "Now try." His voice was gruff.
     I started playing but my mind was focused on the parts of my body that he was touching. I was dreadful. He was just so there that I couldn't have concentrated if my life had depended on it.
He turned his face towards my neck and I heard him inhale through his nose gently. His grip on my thighs tightened as he shifted closer to my backside and his forehead hit my shoulder heavily.
Shit! I'm going to spontaneously combust any goddamn bloody minute now if he doesn't stop.

Giveaway:
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5 Ebook copies.
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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Kiss Me Blog Tour


Title: Kiss Me (The Keatyn Chronicles, #2)

Author Name:  Jillian Dodd

Release date: November 28, 2012

Genre: Romance

Age Group: Mature Young Adult

Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

Links to find/buy the book:

Amazon / Barnes and Noble




I’ve always written scripts for my perfect life.
But no way could I have ever scripted this.My life is so far from perfect, it’s not even funny.All because of a stalker.
I’m at a boarding school where I have to lie about who I am.I can’t see my family.I’m tutoring a hottie god that tortures me with his smile.The most popular girl already hates me.But there’s this boy.This hot, sweet, sexy boy.
So I’m going to stop trying to script my life and just live it.Because who knows how long I have left.

**Check out my review for Kiss Me by clicking HERE.**


Title: Stalk Me (The Keatyn Chronicles, #1)

Author Name:  Jillian Dodd

Release date: September 1, 2012

Genre: Romance

Age Group: Mature Young Adult

Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

Links to find/buy the book:

Amazon / Barnes and Noble




Gossip girl meets Hollywood in this new series by That Boy author, Jillian Dodd.

Keatyn has everything she ever dreamed of. Her life is following the script she wrote for the perfect high school experience. She’s popular, goes to the best parties, dates the hottest guy, and sits at the most coveted lunch table.

She’s just not sure she wants it anymore.

Because really, things aren’t all that perfect.
Her best friend is threatening to tell everyone her perfect relationship is a scam.
Her perfect boyfriend gets drunk at every party they go to.
It’s exhausting always trying to look and act perfect.
And deep down, she isn’t sure if she has any true friends.

To add to the drama, her movie star mom’s long-time fan has turned stalker.
An older man is flirting with her and telling her they should make a movie together.
And she’s crushing on an adorable surfer. Dating a guy like him would mean committing social suicide.

So she writes a new script. One where all the pieces of her life will come together in perfect harmony.
But little does she know, there’s someone who will do anything to make sure that doesn’t happen.

**Check out my Review for Stalk Me by clicking HERE. **





KISS ME Excerpt:

I wipe the tears off my face again and look at my fingers. They’re covered in mascara and I know he’s so lying to me. “Aiden, do you ever lie?”
“I don’t like to be lied to, so I try not to.”
“My friend. She was afraid, so she left town. Just up and left. Didn’t tell very many people where she went. She’s living somewhere else under a different name. She’s meeting new people and making new friends, but she hasn’t told them what happened. Or that she’s using a new name. She feels like she’s living a lie.”
“Is she just lying about her name?”
“No, she has to lie about her past too. She wasn’t famous, but her parents are. People would recognize her name.”
“Well, I’m sure her new friends would understand if they found out.”
I lie down, putting my head in his lap, pull my feet up onto the pew, and curl up into a ball. “I’m afraid for her.”
He pulls my hair back off my face gently and runs his hand across my cheek. “What I told you in class. Whenever you need me, I’m there. I know we were talking about tutoring, but it goes for everything. You can always come talk to me when you’re upset.”
I let out a big sigh and new tears fall down my face. I wish that were true. “No, I can’t. Half the time you’re mad at me. You got so mad at me last night. I really wish we didn’t fight, Aiden.”
“It bothers you?”
“Yes, it bothers me. I like you. I wish we could be friends.”
“You know why I get mad, don’t you?”
“Yes. You jump to conclusions about things that you shouldn’t. Half the time you don’t let me finish my sentence before you go storming off. And then you pretend punch my head.”
He bends down and kisses the top of my forehead. “I’m sorry. I promise not to pretend punch your head ever again.”
I smile at him. “Thank you.”




About the Author

Jillian Dodd grew up on a farm in Nebraska, where she developed a love for Midwestern boys and Nebraska football. She has drank from a keg in a cornfield, attended the University of Nebraska, got to pass her candle, and did have a boy ask her to marry him in a bar. She met her own prince in college, and they have two amazing children, a Maltese named Sugar Bear, and two Labrador puppies named Camber Lacy and Cali Lucy.
She is the author of the That Boy Trilogy and The Keatyn Chronicles Series.




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Tour Giveaway: (2) eBook sets of STALK ME and KISS ME (copies will be gifted from Amazon or Barnes and Noble) – Open International and (2) Signed paperback sets of STALK ME and KISS ME and (1) Keatyn Chronicles Tote Bag – Open to US/Canada.