Friday, August 23, 2013

Cover Reveal: On Best Behavior

The Conduct Series, #3

Publisher: Omnific Publishing

Expected release: September 24, 2013

Genre:  Romance

Age Group: Adult

Planning a wedding is never easy—especially when the Russian Mafia wants you dead.

On Best Behavior—the third and final book in The Conduct Series—finds our favorite couple moving forward, despite the odds. Following a pardon by the Governor of Illinois, ex-cons Sophie Taylor and Grant Madsen are finally free to pursue their love and the life that lies ahead for them. Grant now fights the forces that have hurt his loved ones by working undercover for the FBI, and he has infiltrated the Russian Mafia in Chicago. Sophie dives into swimming with Grant’s nephew, Ben, and into her career as a psychology professor. Thankfully, now it’s Ben’s turn to heal through therapy sessions with Dr. Hunter Hayes.

With so many things going right for Grant and Sophie, it's too bad the Russians aren’t their only threat. When Grant’s father, Enzo Barberi, discovers his own son thwarted his plan to break out of prison, his overdeveloped sense of vengeance flares to life. As Sophie scrambles to save her fiancĂ©, it's impossible to say who will kill Grant first—the Russians or his Italian family. Can love triumph over evil? Are hard work and a pledge to be on best behavior ever enough?

Once again, author Jennifer Lane brings a harrowing tale of romantic suspense with a psychological twist, and it's sure to leave readers breathless.

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About the Author

People fascinate the psychologist/author (psycho author) known as Jennifer Lane. Her therapy clients talk to her all day long about their dreams and secrets, and her characters tell her their stories at night. Jen delights in peeling away the layers to scrutinize their psyches and emotions. But please rest assured, dear reader, she isn’t psychoanalyzing you right now. She’s already got too many voices in her head!

Stories of redemption interest Jen the most, especially the healing power of love. She is the author of The Conduct Series—-romantic suspense for adult readers—-and recently completed the third and final installment: On Best Behavior. Streamline is her first foray into writing for young and new adults, but she’s found this sort of writing even more fun. A former college swimmer, Jen was able to put a lot of her own experiences into this book.

Whether writing or reading, Jen loves stories that make her laugh and cry. In her spare time she enjoys exercising, attending book club, and hanging out with her sisters and their families in Chicago and Hilton Head.

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I am really looking forward to this book!  I can't wait to see what happens next for my two favorite ex-cons!!!

Happy Reading!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Cover Reveal: I Stand Before You

Title: I Stand Before You (Judge Me Not #1)

Author: S.R. Grey

Expected release date: September 12-19, 2013

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Age Group: New Adult

Cover designed by: Damonza

When it comes to tattooed bad boys, Chase Gartner is the real deal. Partying, engaging in meaningless sex, getting into fights---Chase indulges in it all during his late teen years, thus firmly solidifying his status as a heartbreakingly gorgeous but way-too-dangerous-to-trust guy in his hometown of Harmony Creek, Ohio. Then, following one fateful night of reckless decisions, Chase's actions finally catch up to him and land him in prison.

Now, four years have passed and Chase finds himself a free man. He returns to Harmony Creek, ready to pick up the pieces and start rebuilding his shattered life.

Things are off to a promising start when he meets Kay Stanton, a young woman with a tragic past of her own. Despite a powerful attraction, Chase and Kay are naturally hesitant to become involved. That's why friendship feels like the safest option. But when passions ignite and love blossoms, a relationship that is destined and meant to be can only be resisted for so long. When Chase and Kay finally succumb to their feelings they realize being together feels more right and true than anything they have ever experienced.

But their love is soon tested. Chase's wild past still haunts and tempts him, and Kay is keeping a secret that could tear them apart.

I Stand Before You is a journey of hope and forgiveness, coming to terms with the past and moving forward. But mostly it's a story of two damaged people who take a chance, open their hearts, and find true love.

New Adult/Contemporary Romance genres. First in a series.

***Warning: contains graphic sexual situations, drug use, some violence, and profanity**

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About the Author
S.R. Grey is the author of Harbour Falls and Willow Point, first and second novels in A Harbour Falls Mystery series. She is also the author of I Stand Before You, first novel in the Judge Me Not series (New Adult/Contemporary Romance), to be released September 2013.
Ms. Grey resides in western Pennsylvania. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Robert Morris College, as well as an MBA from Duquesne University.
She is currently working on Wickingham Way, the third installment in A Harbour Falls Mystery series, to be released in January 2014.
Other interests include reading, traveling, running, and cheering for her hometown sports teams.

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Monday, August 12, 2013

Cover Reveal: Hard As You Can by Laura Kaye

I'm a huge Laura Kaye fan but I have to admit that this one looks really good!!!!!  Check out the cover reveal for Laura Kaye's next book in her Hard Ink series!!!!
Avon is proud to announce the publication of  Laura Kaye’s second book in her hot Hard Ink series, HARD AS YOU CAN (On Sale: February 25, 2014).

Ever since hard-bodied, drop-dead-charming Shane McCallan strolled into the dance club where Crystal Dean works, he’s shown a knack for getting beneath her defenses. For her little sister’s sake, Crystal can’t get too close. Until her job and Shane’s mission intersect, and he reveals talents that go deeper than she could have guessed.

Shane would never turn his back on a friend in need, especially a former Special Forces teammate running a dangerous, off-the-books operation. Nor can he walk away from Crystal. The gorgeous waitress is hiding secrets she doesn't want him to uncover. Too bad. He’s exactly the man she needs to protect her sister, her life, and her heart. All he has to do is convince her that when something feels this good, you hold on as hard as you can-and never let go.

Happy Reading

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Love Me (The Keatyn Chronicles #4) Review

 My mom says that you can’t love someone until you learn to love yourself.
So even though Vincent is getting more and more scary.
Even though he’s doing a nationwide search for me.
I’m going to learn to love myself.

Well, I’m going to try.
Mostly, I want a boy to love me.
But which one?

Dawson - The gorgeous boy who made a mistake, but whose molten lava kisses and steaminess I can’t freaking resist.
Aiden - The God of all Hotties, who is practically infused with love potion. Who I thought liked me, but now says he wants to be my friend.
Brooklyn - The boy that first stole my heart. Who has always loved me. Well, until the whole cabana incident.

I mean, it was bad enough when there was sort of a love triangle, but now that I’m talking to B again, it’s like I’m in a love rectangle, or a rhombus, or something.

Oh, and did I mention Cooper Steele?
The new soccer coaching, health teaching, tattooed hunk?
Who Garrett sent to school to guard my body.
I mean, be my bodyguard.

But back to loving me.
I should forget about boys and worry about me.
Love me.
Like, eventually.

I know I keep saying this about this series but I can't help it!!!  Oh. My. God.  Could I be anymore addicted?  Is it possible for me to feel the urge to get down on my hands and knees to beg for the next book?  (well yes and I am not afraid to admit that I probably would do it, if I knew it would get me somewhere lol)  I honestly couldn't have imagined for a better addition to Keatyn's story!

I simply adore Keatyn.  She's the girl that I would totally want to be friends with and not because she has all this yummy eye candy around her at any given time... but because she is a great girl!  Sure she doesn't always make the best decisions or maybe she jumps to a conclusion when she shouldn't but she's a teenaged girl... what do you expect.  As I said in my review of Kiss Me, Keatyn is growing into this mature young lady through lessons that any person would find hard.  But I admire her strength and yes even her weaknesses.  The fear she faces that Vincent might find her... the lies she's forced to tell... it makes you feel for her.  She cherishes the relationships she has and the ones she's made since going off to boarding school.  She makes fairly responsible decisions and the best thing of all is she tries to be herself (well as best as she can considering...)

Then there's the boys.  I can't really say a whole lot but I will say that yes I am still Team Aiden, I still have a crush on Dallas, Riley is adorable, Dawson is fun, I'm craving more Damian, and I will even go as far as to say... Hello B and can we have more please?  And just wait until y'all meet the gorgeous Cooper Steele!

Jillian Dodd has one amazing series here.  She has kept me on the edge of my seat and more than ready to devour every single word!  She really has created the perfect combo of Pretty Little Liars and Gossip Girl, with her own fascinating flair!  I can't get enough of it and I can not wait for Adore Me (The Keatyn Chronicles #4.5)!!!  Is it November yet??

 Happy Reading!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Cover Reveal: Price Of A Kiss

Title: Price of a Kiss

Author: Linda Kage

Expected release date: September 4, 2013

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Age Group: Mature New Adult

Cover designed by: Okay Creations

I don’t care what my cousin says; I am not the queen of impossible relationships. I mean, just because my last boyfriend tried to kill me and left a bit of a scar on my neck, then forced me to move across the country and legally change my name to Reese Randall to escape him, does not mean—

Oh, who am I kidding? For a freshman in college, I have to have the worst dating track record ever.

It’s no wonder love is the last thing on my mind when Mason Lowe enters my life. But the chemistry between us is like bam! Our connection defies logic. And he’s just so freaking hot. Being around him makes me feel more alive than I’ve ever felt before. I even like bickering with him. He could be my soul mate…except for one glitch.

He's a gigolo.

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About the Author

The youngest of eight children, Linda Kage grew up on a dairy farm in the Midwest. She now lives in Kansas with her husband, daughter, and nine cuckoo clocks. Linda is a member of Romance Writers of America and its local chapter, Midwest Romance Writers.

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Friday, August 2, 2013

A Moment (Moments #1) Review

A Moment by Marie Hall

Ryan Cosgrove and Liliana Delgado are on a collision course with destiny. They don’t know it yet, but before the night is over their lives will be forever changed.

Spending Valentine’s Day at a burlesque bar, hadn’t been Liliana’s ideal way of spending a Friday night. She’d much rather be back on campus doing homework… until she meets Ryan. Tall, athletic, and gorgeous, Lili can’t keep her eyes off him, and despite his gruff manners and drunken disposition she’s intrigued.

Ryan’s got demons, and they’re deep, dark, and eating him alive. Regardless of his attraction to the petite brunette he’s tired of fighting, of pretending the last fifteen years haven’t been a daily struggle just to get out of bed every morning. That night he decides to end his pain, to leave it all behind and float away into the blessed darkness of oblivion. But fate has other plans for him, Lily finds and rescues Ryan, determined she’ll not only save his body, but his soul too.

This is their moment…

Gah!  I really, really liked this book!  Sexy, former Marine and a girl that loves her family enough to sacrifice what's supposed to be the best years of her life?  Sign me up!  Normally I am not an angst lover but there was so much more to this one... and it also had a lot to do with the fact that the angst had absolutely nothing to do with cheating or wounded ex lovers trying to get in the way of Lili and Ryan. 

It was more than obvious how much heart and soul Marie Hall put into this book.... it had everything I could have ever asked for from a book like this and it even gave me a little more.  The characters were perfectly developed, the storyline was expertly executed, and the chemistry and love held my attention long after I read the last sentence.  A Moment is definitely a book I would recommend to all my fellow book lovers for the simple fact that not only will you fall head over heels for Ryan but you will find yourself crying and smiling right along with the beautiful and very selfless Lili!

Happy Reading!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Black Heart (Cursed Hearts, #1) Review

Black Heart by R.L. Mathewson

There was something seriously wrong with Marty. That was the only explanation that she could come up with. Why else would she feel this way for the biggest SOB in town? Granted, he was also the hottest man in town, but he was also arrogant, callous, and determined to drive her away even as he drove her crazy with his touch. She should just walk away from him and probably would if it wasn’t for this connection that she’d always had with him that kept making her want more with the one man that couldn’t give her anything more than heartache.

He should have left and never looked back when he’d decided to finally do the right thing and push Marty out of his life, but instead he stuck around to torture himself by staying close to the one woman that he could never allow himself to have. She deserved better than him, better than the tortured existence that he led and better than the horrifying future that waited for him.

 If I had to pick one author that I could count on to give me loads of humor in a book... and when I say humor I mean the  funny stuff people do to each other when their mad at each other or just playing pranks... it's R.L. Mathewson.  This woman's wicked sense of humor sucks me in as quick as the iced coffee I'm sucking back right now... wait that sounded dirty didn't it?  Oh well, it's true!  She knows how to deliver a fantastic story (and I will always be grateful to my friend over at Ana's Attic for her recommending R.L. Mathewson to me!) but I've learned that no one can quite make me giggle at 2 a.m. quite like R.L.!

I'll be honest and say that I was a tad nervous when I saw some people saying it wasn't quite what they were expecting and then I'll even go as far as to say I was a little nervous because I'm so used to R.L. throwing her humor in the story right at the beginning, and it was a little further into Black Heart before I got there... BUT... I was still totally engrossed in the story, totally loving everything that was happening and then the humor hit and I was all in.  Completely lost to every funny, sad, suspenseful, and especially smutty moment in this book!

There is no doubt that I adore R.L. Mathewson and one of my favorites of hers is Sudden Response... but now I'm thinking that the Cursed Hearts series... may just take over that spot and it has a lot to do with what we learn a little later in the book!  I'm more than looking forward to the next book in this series!

Happy Reading!