Saturday, February 28, 2015

Forgiven (Forgotten Series, #3) - Lisa Helen Gray - Release Day Blitz!!

We are thrilled to be a part of the Release Day Blitz for the third novel in Lisa Helen Gray's  Forgotten Series FORGIVEN and the Cover Reveal for MALIK  the first book in her next series The Carter Brothers 

Title: Forgiven
Series: Forgotten series #3
Cover Design: Pink Ink Design
Author: Lisa Helen Gray



Everyone has their kryptonite, mine just so happens to be him. The womanizer, the male whore and the sexiest man you’ll ever lay your eyes on. With his dark hair, penetrating eyes, and his god like body beckoning to be touched, you can’t help but be hypnotized by the man. 
He makes me want things I don’t deserve, makes me feel things I didn’t think I’d ever experience again, not after the hurt I’ve caused, the damage I’ve done. Yet, when I’m with him or he’s around, I feel free, light, like I can finally live.

He’s everything I swore to stay away from, yet, like a moth to a flame, I know I’m about to get burned. 


I’m not a fan of the word no. Well, that was until the little vixen Kelly Dean said it to me. Not just once, but over and over again. I used to think of her ‘‘no’’ as foreplay, now they make me feel the total opposite. 

One night was all it took for me to become addicted to her. One night for me to screw up the best thing that had ever happened to me and one night for my world to start falling apart piece by piece. 

My mission to make it up to her isn’t as clear cut as I thought it would be. How was I to know two people from my past were going to make it difficult?
Thankfully one is here to make amends, but unfortunately, the other is here for revenge. 
Now I’m praying like hell that at the end of this battle, she’s my gift. After all, it’s her I’m fighting for.


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I’m Harlow Evans. Shortly after my parents were murdered I moved in with my Grandma. 
It meant switching schools, losing friends, and moving away from the only home I knew. All I wanted was to finish the school year hassle free. 

Switching seats on that first day altered my life. After surviving the loss of my parents I never thought anything could break me, but then HE came into my life....

He wants to hurt me 

Destroy me

Ruin me

Tragedy brought me here, and a cruel twist of fate has me desperate to leave. There's also someone here that has me fighting to stay though.

All my life I’ve lived in the shadows, trying to go unnoticed, until I met HIM....
Malik Carter....

He’s broody, quiet, and holding on to a dark past. From that first meeting I was drawn to him, his painfully gorgeous looks and model physique, but I also knew he was totally out of my league. 

He's the boy next door who, with his domineering personality, has somehow etched his way into my life. 

When the Carter Brothers take it upon themselves to protect me from what’s coming, I’m not sure whether to be relieved or shocked. 

You see, when a Carter brother loves, they love fiercely, strongly and protectively. No one can get in their way. They’re also used to getting what they want, even if it means getting hurt. 

There’s one thing you should know about the Carter brothers before you read my story.... 

If you mess with one, you mess with them all.


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About Lisa

Lisa Helen Gray (1987) born in Birmingham. All Lisa has ever wanted to do in life, apart from be a mother, is to read and write, and at a certain age she wanted to be a princess.We can all dream, right?

Serious note though, she has been a passionate reader ever since her Nan first handed her The Three Gollywogs by Enid Blyton. After that, she lived in a land of fantasy. 
First came Buffy the Vampire Slayer, then Angel, and it went on to Twilight and The Hunger Games. Some would say she is a daydreamer, but she is just a firm believer that there is a happily ever after. Hence, her huge love of romance novels.
She got into reviewing other author’s novels, and then decided to publish her own work. Bringing us to her first novel, If I could I'd wish it all away (2014). 

She always has her head stuck in a romance novel

and is often (too often) reminded of this. When she hasn't got her head stuck in a book or writing her next novel, she is glued to the TV series Pretty Little Liars, walking dead, The Originals, The Vampire Diaries and of course, Veronica Mars. 
Just an ordinary girl surround by extraordinary books
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Under the Influence - L.B. Simmons - Cover Reveal!!

I loved you once. A love I thought irrevocable. A love I
mistakenly believed could transcend both time and circumstance. Under the
influence of my dimwitted, naïve, traitorous heart, I became intoxicated with
what I now know was simply a figment of my self-indulgent imagination. So drunk
on the feeling, I couldn’t see what was right in front of my face. So foolishly
enamored, I blindly followed my heart into the depths of an emotion that would
ravage me.

Years later, I know now what I wish I knew then. I am
stronger. Smarter. Tougher. I will not allow myself to be broken again. 
I loved you.
I raged for you.
I wept for you.
And now, I’m letting you go.

Author’s Note:  Under
the Influence is the journey of two childhood friends that spans the course of
five pivotal years in their lives. It is a story about their discovery of true
friendship as it blossoms into first love, their experience of crucial sacrifice
and ultimate betrayal, and their endurance of agonizing heartbreak on the way
to finding lasting redemption.

Make sure to sign-up HERE for L. B Simmons newsletter for exclusive sneak peaks into 
Under the Influence and a first look at Chapter 1.

L.B. Simmons is a graduate of Texas A&M University and
holds a degree in Biomedical Science.
She has been a practicing Chemist for the last 11 years.  She lives with her husband and three
daughters in Texas and writes every chance she gets.

Fighting Silence (On the Ropes, #1) - Aly Martinez - Blog Tour!!

Meet Till & Eliza in Aly Martinez’s newest fighter series!


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"That wasn't yours to take away," he exploded into the otherwise silent night. His words echoed off the surrounding buildings, each wave slicing me to the quick all over again. "That was our place. Not yours." His voice cracked right alongside my heart.
"Yeah, well, there was a lot of stuff that wasn't yours to take either." I held his gaze, desperately trying to be strong, but as his eyes grew wide, I whimpered.
His long legs strode forward, stopping only inches away from me. He was crowding me, but he still leaned in closer to my face. "There is nothing in this world that was ever more mine than you," he stated. Though it was the absolute truth, I wished with all my heart that it were a lie.
"Till," I cried, swiping the tears from my eyes.
"Why!" he shouted, causing his muscles to tense under the force. "Goddamn it! I needed that place."
Porch lights flashed on from the surrounding apartments, illuminating not only the dark but also my rage.
I shoved my hands into his chest. "What about what I needed? You left! I waited in that fucking apartment for weeks."
He didn't budge, but my bare feet slipped, sending me toward the ground. Impossibly fast, Till's hand snaked out and caught my arm. I didn't let his chivalrous gesture douse my fire. I had six months’ worth of words to say to the man I was irrevocably in love with.
"You took what you wanted. Then you left me."
"Doodle," he whispered.
I had been perilously close to the edge of insanity, and with one single word, he’d pushed me over.
I lost it completely.
Pounding my fists against his chest, I screamed at the top of my lungs, "It's Eliza! My name is fucking Eliza! Not Doodle!" I spun to march away, but Till's arms folded around me, lifting me off my feet to restrain me.
I was miniscule compared to him. There was no use in fighting, but I still kicked my legs, irrationally desperate to get away from him—but only because I knew I couldn't keep him for forever.
"Stop it!" he growled into my ear. "I know your Goddamn name—probably better than I know my own.

About the Author:
Aly Martinez

Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Aly Martinez is a stay-at-home mom to four crazy kids under the age of five, including a set of twins. Currently living in South Carolina, she passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a glass of wine at her side.
After some encouragement from her friends, Aly decided to add “Author” to her ever-growing list of job titles. Five books later, she shows no signs of slowing. So grab a glass of Chardonnay, or a bottle if you’re hanging out with Aly, and join her aboard the crazy train she calls life.

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An Indecent Proposal - J.C. Reed & Jackie Steele - Release Day Blitz!!

An Indecent Proposal by J.C. Reed & Jackie Steele

Release date: February 23rd, 2015

It was supposed to be easy. 

Hire a professional actor to play my fake fiancé. 

But when he steps in front of my door to pick me up for The Interview, my heart stops. Chase Wright is perfect. And hot. I mean like, burn up your dress hot. However, Chase isn't professional at all. I hate what he does to me with his sinfully sexy blue eyes. I hate that he wants me in his bed. 

One month…that’s all I need him for. All I have to do is stay out of his bed. But the rules slowly begin to change. My fake fiancé suddenly becomes my fake husband. When Chase offers me an indecent proposal, it's too late to fire him. It's too late to decline. 

Full-length novel. Includes free prequel novella THAT GUY.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Review - Fighting Silence (On the Ropes, #1) - Aly Martinez

Wow, she did it again. It's amazing the way Aly Martinez manages to keep on throwing out books, that seem to grip and squeeze at every emotion I have.

Okay, so my favorite book of AM's so far has been Among the Echoes, it completely blew me away, and left my brain numb for days. So I was really excited to be reading a book, that was following in the direction of Slate, from ATE even if it wasn't his book.

This time it's Till Page's story. Till, has had a completely crappy start in life. He and his 2 younger brothers, know what it's like to be hungry and not have the things they need or want in life. Their parents are an extremely poor excuse for parents, and Till pretty much does the job for both of them, by bringing up his brothers.
It makes Till grow up extremely fast, and become very hardened to a lot of things.

The one thing Till never hardens to is, Eliza. She was his safe place, and comfort when life was just too tough.
At 13 both of them end up finding each other, when they both end up hiding out in a deserted, empty apartment, in their block. It's their escape from reality, their fantasy world.
As the years pass, they become even closer. Yet they never go past the friendship status. Although it's obvious both of them want to.

Aside from Eliza, and his brothers, the only thing Till truly loves is boxing.
A gym opens up and has a kids program, where they can train, learn, even eat at the gym, and just for the cost of helping out around the gym. It's run by Slate from ATE, and it's perfect for Till, and later his brothers.

Once they graduate, things change in a number of ways. Now Eliza has college and Till is concerned she will move on without her.
One night changes everything between them, and things start to pick up a different sort of pace from then on.

I absolutely loved Till's strength, even when things were tough, and they got seriously tough for Till. He had everything thrown at him, and he just got on with it. Also I loved Eliza's rock like role for all of the Page family. She was completely adorable, and took everything on the chin.
I'm not going to actually mention any of the key things that happen to Till and Eliza, as everything that happens in this book is so perfectly written and the emotion involved will have you crying stupidly one minute and snort-giggling through the tears. It's such an incredible mix of ups and downs, and will leave you feeling a complete mess for about 30% of the book.

The ending was so crazy overwhelming, so many things happening at once, I had to pause and take stock of everything I had read. It was a fantastic ending though, and it has left a big hole for what I assume would be the opening for the next book, in the series. Which I can't wait for. I'm just hoping it's Till's brother Flint's turn.

Just like any of AM's other books, not only is there suspense and twists and turns, that will have you screaming, but the many smoldering, hot sex scenes were incredibly intense. Like fan your face hot!

Such an amazingly good book, that will leave you sad, happy, angry, possibly even horny! But, it has definitely left me wanting more. I can't wait until the next book in the series is out. I need more of the Page boys!
5 stars!

**I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review**

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Review - Summer Star (Blue Phoenix, #1.5) - Lisa Swallow


Summer Star tells the story of when Dylan, lead singer of rock band Blue Phoenix, met Sky, a regular girl trying to escape from a bad break up.
They literally crash in to each other one day, down a country lane. Both running away from life, and straight in to each other.
This time we get the beginning of Summer Sky from Dylan's POV. 

When I first read Summer Sky, the first Blue Phoenix story, and where it all began. My favorite parts had been when Dylan and Sky first met. I loved how they came to be at the cottage at the same time. Those first scenes where they were getting to know each other were the best. Everything was all quiet crushing, and learning about each other, perhaps finding themselves at the same time. 

 "Every funny thing you say, every time you blush, even just being in the same room fills me with an unexpected urge to kiss you. I don't understand, because this isn't what I want."

They say you can never really get the feeling back, of reading a book for the first time. With Summer Star, it kind of felt like I was. It was like reading a different book, but also one I love,  I already loved the characters and the story, but it felt new and different. 

 "When you look at me the way you do, I love and hate it at the same time. When you don't look at me the way I want you to, that's even worse."

Dylan's POV is so different from when we read it in Sky's POV. Dylan is a Rock God and desired by millions all over the world. When he meets Sky, he isn't in an entirely good place. He is battling inner demons, and needs to be as far from the world of Blue Phoenix as he can get. We get to be inside rock god Dylan Morgan's head, as he is blown away by beautiful, and unique Sky. Hearing his reactions and thoughts was awesome. You can even see his transition from the man he was when he crashed in to Sky, to whom he becomes after spending a few days, with the girl who slowly steals his heart.

 "Summer Sky, you're not who I want; you're who I need right now."

Again, this POV shows just how versatile author Lisa Swallow can be. Reverse POV's never usually grab my attention, but she made it feel like reading a whole new story. It was gripping, funny, and started my addiction to Dylan Morgan all over again. I'll never tire of anything that comes out of the Blue Phoenix world.

5 Stars. 

 "The words wash onto the page, the way the nearby waves dump shells and seaweed on the beach. A song about summer, freedom from the past. And a girl."

  (To be read after Summer Sky (Blue Phoenix, #1) by Lisa Swallow - Currently FREE)

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