Thursday, July 31, 2014

COVER REVEAL ~Let Me In by Erin McCarthy~

Title: Let Me In
Author: Erin McCarthy
Series: Blurred Lines #3
Release Date: September 25, 2014
A girl in danger…

Aubrey Walsh never dreamed that she would find herself in an abusive relationship, but after her boyfriend hits her so hard he breaks her tooth, she flees the University of Maine to hide on a remote island with her best friend. Only to discover that she is pregnant. Terrified of what will happen if Jared finds out, she is walking along the rocks, deciding her future, when she slips.

A guy with a secret past…

After a job gone wrong, Riker has left the assassin business and is incognito as a ferryboat operator off the shores of Maine. It’s a lonely life, and when he sees a young woman almost fall off the rocks, he doesn’t hesitate to save her and take her in, though he’s determined to stay unemotionally uninvolved. But when the truth about her situation is revealed, he will do anything to protect Aubrey and her unborn child.

Even marry her. Even kill for her.

When Jared comes looking for the only girl who has ever rejected him, Riker won’t allow it. And Aubrey is torn between protecting herself and her child, or protecting the mysterious husband she has come to love.

And when chance brings them together but fate tears them apart, can their love survive the storm?
Meet Erin:
USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author Erin McCarthy sold her first book in 2002 and has since written almost fifty novels and novellas in teen fiction, new adult, and adult romance. Erin has a special weakness for New Orleans, tattoos, high-heeled boots, beaches and martinis. She lives in Ohio with her family, two grumpy cats and a socially awkward dog.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

BLOG TOUR + GIVEAWAY ~Behind the Scandal by M.A. Stacie~

The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House Presents...
Hot Summer Romance Blog Tour


N.K. Smith, M.A. Stacie,
J.J. McAvoy and Lorenz Font!
And revisiting other great
TWCS romantic titles and authors...
Title: Behind the Scandal
Author: M.A. Stacie
Series: Reluctance #2
Release Date: July 31, 2014
Published by: The Writers Coffee Shop

My Rating: 4 Stars!
Sent to the family ranch to overcome his addiction, Taylor Reese is angry and hurt. Feeling rejected by his father and brother, Taylor throws himself into ranch life to help him forget. He struggles with his addiction, though he refuses help. But it isn’t long before it hits him hard how much his life has spiraled out of control. He begins to question every aspect of his life, and the confusion leaves him floundering and looking for something, or someone, to cling to.

Libby Karlin is cautious, wary of Taylor’s presence. His brutal honesty and lack of respect claw at her composure. Her dark past makes her reluctant to let anyone near her family, but when Taylor strikes up a friendship with her son, Libby finds herself drawn to the sadness within him. His experiences are no secret to her. She sees where his world turned upside down and offers him a helping hand. But her own secrets stay buried, locked away until a knock on her door has her gasping for breath. Libby’s fear paralyzes her as she comes face to face with her demons and, determined to stay strong, she battles for a way out. Could dealing with their pasts really give them a future?

I have waited so long for this book and it was SO worth the wait! Taylor Reese was such a bad boy, screw up in Beneath the Surface. I could not wait to see how he redeemed himself. And boy did he! Sweet, sexy, and gruff- Taylor is my favorite kind of bad boy. Mixed with the kind, sweet, and responsible Libby. These two bantered and loved until the very end.

Taylor Reese finds himself at a crossroads. Continue down a destructive path and lose everything, or straighten out and find the will to live a life sans drugs and alcohol. On his way to sobriety, he meets Libby. She's got her own reasons to stay out of Taylor sight, but neither one can help themselves. They may have started off on the wrong foot, but as Libby sees Taylor's strength, and his kindness towards her son she finds may be over powered by her emotions. Taylor knows he not at his Uncle's ranch for the long haul. There's a time limit on his stay, and maybe Libby is just the woman to get him back in the saddle of living before he's thrown back into city life. The pair soon find their feelings escalating. But they both have a past that could shake their tenuous trust. Libby's could send her packing, and Taylor's could lose him Libby.

This book was something special. It wasn't easy, it wasn't heartwarming. It was gritty, rough, and intense. Libby and Taylor didn't just throw caution to the wind with their relationship. They talked it out, took reasonable steps and had scorching chemistry. It was incredibly realistic and amazing. Libby had ot take her son into account and Taylor had to think about his future. Their journeys didn't mesh, but their hearts did. It was the icing on the cake when Taylor stepped up and took responsibility not just for his actions, but for Libby and Levi, her son, too. Once he claimed them, there was no going back. And when the s-it hit the fan they had their fighting gloves on and persevered. End of story- this was a wonderful story and I hope there's more to come in this series!!

Happy Reading!
*ARC provided by the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Meet M.A. Stacie:
M. A. Stacie is never without a book or her eReader. A voracious reader, with a love of sexy, yet angst ridden novels, she adores getting lost in new worlds. Her need to write did not grip her until after her second son was born, when her previous rambles became fully fledged stories. She describes herself as one huge contradiction, and though not the most conventional of hobbies, she counts getting new tattoos as one of hers. Running keeps her sane, along with knitting and listening to loud music.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Title: Lead
Author: Kylie Scott
Series: Stage Dive #3
Release Date: July 29, 2014

My Rating: 4.5 Stars
Stay up all night with the sexy rockers in Stage Dive, the epic rock star romance series from New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott, author of Lick and Play.

As the lead singer of Stage Dive, Jimmy is used to getting whatever he wants, whenever he wants it, whether it's booze, drugs, or women. However, when a PR disaster serves as a wake-up call about his life and lands him in rehab, he finds himself with Lena, a new assistant to keep him out of trouble.  

Lena's not willing to take any crap from the sexy rocker and is determined to keep their relationship completely professional, despite their sizzling chemistry. But when Jimmy pushes her too far and Lena leaves, he realizes that he may just have lost the best thing that ever happened to him.
“Lena, you seen my old black Led Zep shirt?”


“You sure?” His brows became one dark cranky line. The scratches on his face were healing well, thank goodness. Though it didn’t reduce my desire to throttle his mother on a daily basis.

“Yes. I haven’t seen it.”

Can’t find it anywhere…”

“And this is a surprise, how?” I slipped my hands into my back jean’s pockets. “Jimmy, you own more clothing than Cher, Brittney, and Elvis, put together. Things are bound to go missing.”

“Sure you haven’t seen it?”

“For goodness sake, what do you think, Jimmy? That I stole it to sleep in or something?” I laughed bitterly. Sure as hell, the truth deserved a good mocking. I’d sunk so despicably low.

I hadn’t even meant to steal the stupid thing, but the shirt had been mixed up with my laundry a few days ago. It’d been the first top I laid my hand on after stepping out of the shower, ready to go to bed. Without thought, I’d put it on and it’d been so soft, the scent of him lingering beneath the laundry detergent. Every night since, I’d found myself in it come bedtime. My shame knew no limits. And no, I still hadn’t quit. The words still hadn’t come even close to leaving my mouth.

He frowned. “No.”

“That I have some deep secret longing to feel close to you resulting in my stealing your shirt like some creepy perv?”

“Course I don’t fucking think that,” he replied crankily, reaching up to grip the top of the doorframe. All of his bulging muscles stretched the arms of his white T-shirt in the nicest way. It was all I could do not to start drooling, my heart beat taking up residence somewhere down between my thighs. And who could blame it? Not me. Maybe if I got laid, this would go away and things would return to normal. It’d seemed safer to avoid rubbing up against any men just in case I got carried away and started dating again. This new situation, however, changed everything.

“Well, of course not! That would be crazy.” And wasn’t that the god’s honest truth? Cray-zeee. Lock me up and throw away the key because it wasn’t like I didn’t know better.

“Just can’t figure out where the hell it could be.”

Angels couldn’t have smiled as innocently. They might have tried, but they would have failed, the dirty-mouthed, winged, little liars. “Jimmy, I don’t know where it is. But I’ll look around for it later, okay?”

“Yeah,” he said, and then added as an afterthought, “and stop looking at me weird.”

“I’m not!”

Full disclosure- this was my first Kylie Scott book and she has made me a fan for life. Lead was a very unexpected and amazing read. I've heard the buzz, I was pretty sure I was going to enjoy it, but I LOVED it! Ms. Scott effortlessly wraps up humor, heat, and drama in the third installment on her Stage Dive series. 

If this is even just a taste of what I can expect from the rest of the series, I'll just be over here one-clicking away. Jimmy has a lot of living and apologizing to do. You may think, based on his previous and hazardous lifestyle that he's lived enough, but he needs to live a normal and healthy life. Enter Lena. She's a ball to the wall, no nonsense woman you just happened to fall into the role of Jimmy's sober companion. Yet, she is painfully aware that she has stronger feelings than just friendship towards Jimmy. Although, Jimmy being the obtuse man that he is, is resistant to her feelings. He won't even hear of it. He's not ready. Yet, as they hatch a plan to allow them both to move on with their lives, Jimmy will find he doesn't like the idea of someone else's hands on Lena, and Lena will find that she'll never kick her addiction to Jimmy. what are two hopelessly in love, yet stubborn people to do? Fight tooth and nail for what they way. 

The best aspect of this book is Jimmy and Lena's relationship. Even when it turns more serious, their friendship always comes first. Their tumble into a physical relationship is slow. It was sweet most of the time and hotter than hell when it warranted it. I enjoyed every piece of this book. I lived for the moments of Lena and Jimmy sparring back and forth, and laughed out loud at the moment where the band was all together and at their height of ridiculousness. I do have to say- Mal stole the spotlight a time or two, I will definitely be reading his book next. And Ben.. well I think I know where his story is going and I'm so flipping excited about it. In the end, I loved this book from beginning to end. There was nothing I would change about it. I definitely highly recommend Jimmy's story. You won't be disappointed!!

Happy Reading!
*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

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The Stage Dive Series

Lick (Book #1): AmazonB&N | iTunesGoodreads 
Play (Book #2): AmazonB&N | iTunesGoodreads
Deep (Book #4) January 2015: AmazonB&N | iTunesGoodreads 

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Meet Kylie:
Kylie is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and one delightful husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.

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SNEAK PEEK: All for This by Lexi Ryan

Title: All for This
Author: Lexi Ryan
Series: Here and Now #3
Release Date: August 4, 2014
**ALL FOR THIS is book three in the Here and Now series. It is not a stand-alone and it’s intended to be read after LOST IN ME and FALL TO YOU.**

What if you would never remember the day you made the most important decision of your life?

That’s what they’re telling me about the day of my accident—the day I put on Max’s ring and chose him over Nate. I’m counting on the wisdom behind a decision I don’t remember making.

Max is amazing—sexy, sweet, and kind. I was starting to believe happily-ever-after might be in my future after all. Then the unthinkable happened and my world imploded. If I’m going to make this work with Max, I need my missing memories, or at least answers from about those five days before my accident.

But what does my future hold if those answers aren’t anything like I imagined?
The following excerpt from ALL FOR THIS by its very nature contains spoilers for the first two books in the Here and Now series, LOST IN ME and FALL TO YOU. If you hate spoilers and haven’t read the first two books, I recommend you don’t read any further.


“How are you holding up? Did it go okay with Nate last night?”

She stiffens at his name. “He asked me to move to LA.”

Of course he did. “And what did you say?”

She blinks at me. “I’m not leaving New Hope. This is my home.”

“He wanted more than for you to move to LA.” I take a step closer. I need to touch her. I wonder if she knows she’s pulling away from me, if she can feel it like I can. It’s as if we’re connected by a thousand little threads like those in a woven rug and they’ve been breaking one at a time since the moment Nate came back into town. With every breath, I feel another thread snap. “He wanted you.”

She shrugs. “I’m already taken.”

I draw in a deep breath. She lifts her hand to my face and skims her fingers along my jaw.

I groan softly and slide my hand into her hair as I lower my mouth to hers. She’s soft and sweet, and I need more of her.

Taking a fistful of her skirt, I yank her dress up around her waist and find the cotton of her panties. She gasps, and I rub her through the fabric as her fingers curl into my back. My lips find her neck and the skin in the sensitive juncture of neck and shoulder.

“Max,” she says. But it’s not the normal breathy, needy whispering of my name. The word is a warning. A yield sign. “Max.”

My hand stills and I pull back to look into her eyes. I’m blindsided by the apology I see there. “Let’s move in together.”

“What?” She blinks at me. If she’s thinking I have the world’s worst timing with important proposals, she’s not wrong.

“We could rent out our apartments and use the money to rent a little place together. Someplace without those stairs that scare the living shit out of me every time I think of you climbing them. Someplace we can make our own.” I take her hand and squeeze. “You didn’t want to move in together last spring because you knew your mom would flip if you lived with a guy before marriage, but we’re not trying to maintain appearances anymore, are we?” She looks at the floor, and I tilt her chin back up so her eyes meet mine. “I could give two shits about appearances. I want to wake up with you in my arms, Hanna. I want to know I’m going to be right there when you need me, every time you need me. You and Claire are all that matter in my world. I want everything that matters to be what I come home to every night.”

“I’m sorry.” She steps back. “I just can’t. I’m too confused right now.”

My lungs burn as I fill them—it hurts to breathe in a world where Hanna isn’t mine.

“I know it’s not fair. And I want a future with you, but…”

“But you can’t stop thinking about him.”

“I can’t move in with you right now,” she says softly. “That wouldn’t be fair to either of us. It’s not that simple.”

“You keep saying that.”

I swallow back the rest of what I want to say right along with my anger, frustration, and the betrayal I’ve never allowed myself to feel. While I was waiting for her to take my ring, she was with another man, and I was never allowed to be angry because that man died and she needed to grieve.

I drag a hand through my hair and look at the ceiling. “Was it that simple when you made love to him?”

“Can we not do this?”

Torment is etched across her face, and I can’t stand to know I’m the one who put it there. I pull her against my chest.

“I won’t rush you, but remember something for me,” I whisper into her hair. “You put on my ring.”

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Lost in Me (Book #1) FREE: Amazon | B&N | iTunes
Fall to You (Book #2): Amazon | B&N | iTunes
All for This (Book #3): iTunes
Meet Lexi:
Once a college English professor, I now write full time. I live in rural Indiana, where, when I’m not writing, I get to hang out with my husband and two kids–a six-year-old boy and a two-year-old hellion, er, girl. Not surprisingly, reading and writing remain my favorite activities, though both come in bits and pieces these days, not the big hunks of time I enjoyed before I had children. When I’m feeling virtuous, I like to go running (I use that word liberally. I’m really, really slow) or do yoga. Don’t worry, I’m always careful to balance out such activities with a hearty serving of ice cream or a chocolate martini.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

REVIEW ~In Your Corner by Sarah Castille~

Title: In Your Corner
Author: Sarah Castille
Series: Redemption #2
Release Date: July 1, 2014

My Rating: 5 Stars
"You have to go. I won't be able to control myself. I've wanted you so bad for so long and after I've been in the cage...I can't think straight." He gives a guttural groan and his fist clenches on my hip.

Primitive. Primal. His need speaks to me. I tighten my grip on his neck and rock up to kiss him. He takes over. His kiss is hard and demanding.

"Mine." His voice is raw, savage and for a moment I truly believe he may lose control.

He rules in the ring

Two years ago, Jake and Amanda were going hot and heavy. But when Jake wanted more, Amanda walked away. Jake immersed himself in mixed martial arts, living life on the edge. But that didn't dull the pain of Amanda's rejection-until a chance encounter throws them together.

A high-powered lawyer, Amanda was a no-strings-attached kind of girl. But two years after her breakup with Jake, she still hasn't found anyone who gets her heart pumping the way he did. And then he shows up in her boardroom, hot as sin and needing help...

But can he rule her heart?

Jake is darker, sexier, and impossible to resist. As their chemistry builds, Amanda's not sure if she can stay in control, or if she's finally willing to let him claim her body and soul.

I don't think I can fully explain how excited I was to read this book. I read and reviewed the first book in this series almost a year ago, and from the first few pages I way dying for Amanda and Jake's story. Little did I know it was going to be a long and torturous story. I was expecting a flashback prelude of a story, but no. Sarah Castille had to go break my heart in Against the Ropes and break them up. Flash forward to In Your Corner. These two have had their share of heartbreak. In part to their own destruction, and in part because of the life that has shaped them. Amanda is clearly a hot mess when it comes to her personal life, and Jake... well I'm not sure he knows what he wants, at first.

This is a push and pull battle of the sexes. Amanda has hit a personal rock bottom, and Jake is in a life that he wasn't meant to lead. They meet up again right before everything goes to hell in a hand basket. But now that Jake's back in her life, he won't let her flounder so easily. There's a lot of hurt to reconcile, and a lot of feelings that neither one of them want to divulge. In the end, they build off a friendship. Even when they're spitting mad, they're still there. Along the way they help each other find their true selves. Jake helps Amanda create a business and a future that she was always meant for, and Amanda helps Jake find his roots and gives him the confidence to go out fists swinging... literally. While, they make great friends, can Amanda move past her insecurities to trust that Jake will always be there? And can Jake fight long enough for Amanda's trust, or will he give up?

I loved this book. It's steamy, and alluring. And even though I didn't know it, it was exactly what I wanted from Amanda and Jake. They dealt with their past, dealt with their present. Kicked a** individually and as a couple. All around a very amazing read. I really and truly hope there is more coming from this series. I love me some MMA fighters and this cast of characters are a complete riot!

Happy Reading!
*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

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