Mar 31, 2014

COVER REVEAL│Melted & Shattered by Emily Eck

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Melted & Shattered by Emily Eck

Melted & Shattered (L & J #2)
By: Emily Eck
Publication Date: April 21, 2014
Genre: Romance/Trilogy
Cover Designer: Melody Simmons


Elle was never broken.

She wasn't shattered.

And she sure as hell never needed to be saved.

That is,

until she found out what the aftermath of love was capable of causing.

Doing her best to stay afloat amidst the sh!t storm that has become her life, Elle is hanging on by a thread. Between worrying about Fernie’s precarious future, an incident with a Shemar Moore look-alike gone terribly wrong, and an inability to let go of her feelings for J, Elle just can’t seem to get her head straight.

Deciding a change of atmosphere is what she needs, Elle heads to Mexico to study abroad for a semester.

She has no idea that she is walking into an even worse storm.

One that involves a pissed off MC President, a ruthless drug cartel, and a man willing to die to have her light.

***This is the 2nd book in the series L&J – cannot be read as a stand-alone***

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Steel & Ice (L&J #1)

J Speaks (L&J #1.5)


“I came here, baby, to tell you I love
you. I love you. I love you. I love you.” 
He inhaled sharply, but said in an even voice. “And I can’t lose you
before the greatest fight I will ever wage.”

Redemption. Could I absolve him? I lay in
a hospital bed for two weeks. All of it at his hands. I’d been marred, though
the scar on my skin was not the worst damage. It was a reminder of the scar I’d
carried inside. Could he erase that scar? Could he heal a wound one could not

There was silence, deafening silence. I
tried to keep it together. I used every ounce of energy I had to keep the fire
at a low flame, but it blazed through me. He would’ve shot my kid, and I
couldn’t let that happen. These kids, they’d become my lifeline. My light.

“Without those kids, I’m just as dark as
you.” I said emotionlessly, empty. These last few weeks of pretending during
the day, only to come home and sob until sleep graced me was maddening. “I’ve
got nothing left to give you, J. Nothing.”

 I hung
my head, losing the fight with the tears that had been threatening to erupt
since J arrived. “I can’t be your light, when I have none.”

We lay on the floor, two damaged bodies
searching for the light. J pulled my head into his hands, bringing us face to
face. I could feel his breath against my lips. “You were a comet that bust into
my life out of no where” he whispered. “I begged for you. On my knees in the
dirt, I groveled to the sky to bring me light. And there you were, at Eight Oh
Eight, staring up at me, even though I knew you couldn’t see through the
window. I saw you, though. Elle, I saw you long before you saw me.”

“How could I love a killer?”

“How much pain was worth loving this man?

“Please, baby.
Please. I need you. I love you. I can’t go into this without knowing you’ll be
here when I return.”
“I’m not sure what
to say. I want to tell you I’ll wait. That I’ll be here, waiting like a good
girl for you. I want to because I love you. Fuck, I love you.” I turned,
finally ready to look him in the eye. “I don’t know where I’ll be. I can’t tell
you that. But I can tell you that I love the fuck out of you, and no matter how
much I try to stop,” I paused. Fuck this mother fucker. Fuck! God, why was he
doing this to me? Angry tears, sad tears, hopeless tears, tears filled with
longing fell from my eyes. J caught then with his thumb, but there were too
many. They ran over his fingers like a waterfall.

“Fuck, J. I don’t
want you to die.”
He pulled me to him,
and I inhaled his scent. I’d never be able to smell Acqua di mother fucking Gio
again and not think of him. Today it was mixed with the smell of exhaust, like
he’d been riding around all night. For what felt like the gazillionth time, I
crumbled into his arms. How did two times come to be a number exponentially

“I don’t want to
die, baby. I want to fall asleep next to you. I want to wake up next to you.
I’m fighting this war for you. To be with you.”



♥Author Bio♥

Emily is a Midwestern Gal, but could be anywhere as you read this. She gypsy's the country, as well as south of the border. Adventure feeds her soul, and offers great writing material.

She loves kids and working with kids, but can only handle caring for four-legged furry friends. A crazy dog and laid back cat have trained her to be their partner in life.

Vices include Swedish Fish, ignoring chores in favor of reading, and caring too much for people in her life. She chose to write this bio in third person as she is an Aries, and found writing in first person ended up with her writing an excessively long life story.

Aries like to talk about themselves. It is something Emily is working on being more mindful of.

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Mar 30, 2014

Flawed Perfection by Cassandra Giovanni│Blog Tour and Review

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 Bobby Beckerson was the American All-Star hockey player--he was the spitting image of perfection to his family. Goofy, sweet and undeniably gorgeous, he had everything but the one girl he wanted: River Ahlers.

River Ahlers is successful in everything but love. She's been in love with Adam Beckerson since they were kids. Worst of all she's stuck right in the middle of the brother's dueling over everything and anything, and she doesn't even know she's the ultimate prize.

Adam Beckerson was a boy with a guitar, a smile that sunk girl's hearts and a stone wall around his own. He was anything but perfect, and no matter how hard he tried he was nothing compared to Bobby. Sweet, damaged, with boyish good-looks, nobody thought Adam loved anyone but himself.

Bobby loved River, River loved Adam and Adam only loved himself--or so everyone thought. Then one night everything changes, and as it threatens to destroy everyone involved a tragedy strikes that will break them all...

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♥My Review♥

I was gifted this as an ARC for an honest review.

I haven't been one to read much about Love Triangles, not because I didn't like the subject matter, because it is a very realistic and relateable subject matter, I didn't know what to expect going into this book.

Lets talk about the writing: This is the first book of Cassandra Giovanni that I have read. I was very impressed. From the first page, it was intrigued not only by the characters, but the way the words flowed on the pages. I was intrigued from the first page to the last. I really loved Cassandra's writing style.

I really liked the three main characters, River, Bobby and Adam. They all have a special place in my reading heart. Even though I loved Bobby, I loved Adam even more. Bobby will always have a place in my heart, but Adam is my guy!

I personally had a problem picturing Bobby, but no fault to the writing. I just think that happens every so often. Even the side characters of Jesse and Tara were great. However, I didn't care for Tara towards the beginning. I felt she was shallow and only cared about looks due to the fact of who she was always trying to set River up with.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and plan on continuing with the series and even pick up other books by Cassandra.

I gave it ♥♥♥♥♥ out of ♥♥♥♥♥ on Goodreads.

about the author

twitter picCassandra doesn't remember a time when she wasn't writing. In fact, the first time she was published was when she was seven years old and won a contest to be published in an American Girl Doll novel. Since then Cassandra has written more novels than she can count and put just as many in the circular bin. Her personal goal with her writing is to show the reader the character's stories through their dialogue and actions instead of just telling the reader what is happening. In 2012 she became a published Young Adult author, releasing In Between Seasons (The Fall, #1) and the Amazon bestselling thriller, Walking in the Shadows. In 2013 she branched out by using her artistic illustrating talents to publish her first Children's novel, The Adventures of Skippy Von Flippy: Tales of Friendship (Skippy Tales, #1). Cassandra released her first New Adult novel, Love Exactly, which became an Amazon Bestseller overnight in June of 2013. She's currently working on her new New Adult Contemporary Romance, Beautifully Flawed. The first novel in the series, Flawed Perfection is scheduled to be published on March 7, 2014.
Besides being a writer, Cassandra is a professional photographer known for her automotive, nature and architectural shots. She is the owner of Gio Design Studios Photography and Gio Design Studios Publication Marketing . She is currently studying to receive a degree in Marketing. Cassandra is happily married to the man of her dreams and they live in the rolling hills of New England with the other loves of her life their dogs, Bubski and Kanga.

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Mar 27, 2014

Forget Me Not Book by Stacey Nash│Book Review Tour and Giveaway

Title: Forget Me Not
Series: Collective #1
Author: Stacey Nash
Genre/Age Range: Science Fiction/Young Adult
Publisher: Entranced Publishing
Release Date: February 17, 2014


Since her mother vanished nine years ago, Anamae and her father have shared a quiet life. But when Anaae discovers a brooch identical to her mother's favorite pendant, she unknowingly invites a slew of trouble into their world. When the brooch and the pendent are worn together they're no longer pretty pieces of jewelry -- they're part of a highly developed technology capable of cloaking the human form. Triggering the jewelry's power attracts the attention of a secret society determined to confiscate the device -- and silence everyone who is aware of its existence. Anamae knows to much, and now she's Enemy Number One.

She's forced to leave her father behind when she's taken in by a group determined to keep her safe. Here Anamae searches for answers about this hidden world. With her father kidnapped and her own life on the line, Anamae must decide if saving her dad is worth risking her new friends' lives. No matter what she does, somebody is going to get hurt.

Fiction is Fact. Know the Truth.


Stacey Nash writes adventure filled stories for Young Adult in the Science Fiction and Fantasy genres. When her head isn't stuck in a fictional world, she calls the Hunter Valley of New South Wales home. It is an area nestled between mountains and vineyards, full of history and culture that all comes together to create an abundance of writing inspiration. Stacey loves nothing more than spending her days being a stay at home mum with the flexibility of writing when inspiration strikes.


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Forget Me Not
March 17-28, 2014

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Cover Reveal│Discovery by Brina Courtney

Discoveries can be dangerous. Discoveries can be deadly. 

Nine months ago, Teagan Matthews' boyfriend disappeared and took her sense of stability with him. But when the opportunity to live with her aging grandmother in Salem arises, she decides it's time to get on with her life. A new home, new job, and new friends are adding up to a beautiful summer...

...until a young girl's body shows up one night in town, wearing a pentagram necklace exactly like Teagan's.

Now a guy looking remarkably like her missing boyfriend has arrived in Salem along with a mysterious stranger who may have some answers that Teagan has desperately been searching for. Teagan must now decide who to trust. It's a matter of life... and her death.

About The Author
Brina Courtney is a young adult author obsessed with chocolate, crime shows, and fantasy movies. She's spent the last few years as an elementary teacher and a high school cheering coach. She lives in a small town in Pennsylvania with her husband and two very loud, small dogs. 

Mar 20, 2014

Cover Reveal│I Know Lucy by Melissa Pearl

Releases on April 20, 2014

Genre: YA Romantic Suspense

Lucy Tate is on the run. After witnessing the brutal murder of her parents, she's spent five years in hiding -- taking on different personas and faking her way through life. The authorities can't be trusted, so she remains in the shadows, always one beat ahead of the man who is forever hunting her. That is, until she meets Zach Schultz, a senior at Monte Vista High and the one guy she can’t bear to leave. Suddenly her natural instincts to lie, steal, and run are overshadowed by something else...the desire to stay. It’s her one shot at a normal life.
Curious by nature, Zach is immediately drawn to the new girl at school. How can a person look both confident and vulnerable all in the same moment? Determined to learn more about her, he tries to get close, but is thrown into a world of lies and confusion. The only thing that becomes apparent is that discovering the truth may get him killed.

"This is different, you guys." I shook my head. "I mean yes, she is gorgeous. And yes, I'm attracted to her, but it's not just her looks. There's something about her. She's intriguing. It's like she's not all she appears to be or something."
"You can tell that after two minutes of interacting with her? Give me a break." Elliot balled up his napkin and threw it on the table.
"I know I don't know her at all yet, but I can tell there's something more there." I rubbed my bottom lip.
"She looks normal to me." AJ shrugged.
"I think she's pretty. She looks sweet, but..." Liesl turned to spy her quickly. "AJ's right. She looks like any other transfer student. What makes her so different?"
"It's something about her eyes. There's a story in them. I can't even explain why I think that. I just feel like she's got a lot of layers and I want to peel back every single one of them."
"I bet you do." Elliot raised his eyebrows.
"Not like that." I threw him a droll look. "I just want to solve the mystery that is Danielle Harrison."
"Dude, there is no mystery." Elliot slapped his hand lightly on the table.
"Yes there is. I can feel it."
"Careful, Zachy, your Nancy Drew is showing." Jaeda's green eyes were large and round as she gave me a playful look.
"I don't care." I shrugged, confident in the truth that I really didn't. "That girl over there has secrets and I'm gonna figure out what they are."
Author Bio
Melissa Pearl was born in Auckland, New Zealand, but has spent much of her life abroad, living in countries such as Jordan, Cyprus and Pakistan... not to mention a nine month road trip around North America with her husband. "Best. Year. Ever!!" She now lives in China with her husband and two sons. She is a trained elementary teacher, but writing is her passion. Since becoming a full time mother she has had the opportunity to pursue this dream and her debut novel hit the internet in November 2011. Since then she has continued to produce a steady stream of books. Recently she signed with Evatopia Press and her first Evatopia book is coming out in February 2014 - True Colors, The Masks Series #1. She is very excited to be trying out new things this year while continuing to publish under her own name as well. She has six books planned for 2014 and is excited about writing each and every one of them.
"I am passionate about writing. It stirs a fire in my soul that I never knew I had. I want to be the best writer I can possibly be and transport my readers into another world where they can laugh, cry and fall in love."
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Other Titles by Melissa Pearl:
The Time Spirit Trilogy
Golden Blood - Black Blood - Pure Blood
The Betwixt Series
Betwixt - Before - Beyond
The Mica & Lexy Series
Forbidden Territory
Forbidden Waters (due for release: 2014)
The Masks Series
True Colors
Book 2 (due for release: 2014)
Book 3 (due for release: 2014)
Book 4 (due for release: 2015)
The Fugitive Series
I Know Lucy (Releasing: April 20th, 2014)
Set Me Free (Releasing: May 18th, 2014)
The Song Bird Series
Fever (Releasing: June 15th, 2014)

Mar 12, 2014

Top 5 Wednesday│Book Parents (parent/guardian/adult figure)

Book Parents (parent/guardian/adult figure)

♥Charlie Swan♥
Charlie is so protective even if he isn't aware of who he should be protecting Bella from. He has his own way of looking out for Bella and trying to stay a part of her life, even if that means talking about certain aspects that no father wants to know about his daughter, like whether she is a still a virgin or not.

♥Katniss Everdeen♥
Even though Katniss and Prim have a mother, Katniss has taken over the protective motherly figure for her younger sister. Their mother has struggled being the mother figure for them since their father was killed in the mine shaft. Katniss makes sure that she has food and all the love and encouragement that she isn't given by their mother.

♥Carlise and Esme♥
Carlisle and Esme have always supported and protected their own. When Bella came into their lives, they took her in and protected her as their own, even before Edward married her. They not only help them by defending them from their enemies, they also put their lives on the line for their children. They would do anything to protect them.

♥Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert♥
Anne had never had anyone who not only she could rely on, but who truly and unconditionally loved her. Anne is an orphan and even when the Cuthbert siblings, Marilla and Matthew had requested a boy, so he could help out Matthew around the farm. They took Anne in and through all her ups and downs, unthinkable behavior, they showed her that no matter what she  does, they will love her and support her.

♥Hamitch Albernathy♥
Even though Hamitch distances himself from both Katniss and Peeta, he truly forms a bond with both, especially Katniss. He takes the place of a father figure for her, even if it wasn't intentional. He looks out for her and does everything in his power to keep her alive and get the sponsors that do just that. He also looks over Peeta during the tours and he becomes extremely close with both during the Games and Tours in this series.


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Mar 10, 2014

Immagica by K.A. Last Blog Book Tour

Title: Immagica
Author: K.A. Last
Genre/Age Range: Fantasy, Young Adult
Publisher: K.A. Last
Release Date: January 26, 2014

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Where anything is possible.
Enter at your own risk.

The night before her fifteenth birthday, Rosaline Clayton uncovers a deep family secret. She receives an amulet from her deranged father, and he tells her she must find the book in order to save him. Rosaline is used to her dad not making any sense, so she dismisses their conversations as another of his crazy rants.

When Rosaline's brother, Elliot, drags her to heir Nana's attic to explore, they find the old leather-bound tucked away in a chest. It sucks them into its pages,transporting them to a magical world. Along the way Rosaline and Elliot are separated, and the only thing she wants is to find her brother and go home.

The creatures of Immagica have other ideas. After years of war their land lies in ruin. Using the amulet's power, they want Rosaline to defeat the dragon and restore Immagica to its former glory. But Rosaline is bound to Immagica in ways she doesn't understand, and when she discovers the truth about her family, she must follow her heart to save them all.

K.A. Last was born in Subiaco, Western Australia, and moved to Sydney with her parents and older brother when she was eight. Artistic and creative by nature, she studied Graphic Design and graduated with an Advanced Diploma. After marrying her high school sweetheart, she concentrated on her career before settling into family life. Blessed with a vivid imagination, she began writing to let off creative steam, and fell in love with it. She now reside in a peaceful leafy suburb north of Sydney with her husband, their two children, and a rabbit named Twitch.

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Mar 7, 2014

Flaw by Ryan Ringbloom Blog Tour Stop│Review


Title: Flaw
Series: Flaw #1
Author: Ryan Ringbloom
Genre/Age Range: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Publisher: BookBaby
Release Date: January 23, 2014


What can be said about Josh Brewster? Nothing good that's for sure. Just ask anyone. They'll be quick to tell you. Josh is a selfish, sweet-talking manipulator who will charm you in a minute, all the while planning his next move. He uses. He leaves. All Josh desires is things that come easy. Why actually work hard for something when you don't have to?

When Josh comes face to face with a girl who doesn't make anything easy, Josh begins questioning the game he's played so long. He's suddenly eager to learn how to work for something he never imagined wanting. Can a player really change his ways? Better yet, will his past forgive?

Aidan Turner has had a rough life, a life that has only become harsher as he's gotten older. The scars across his face serve as a constant reminder of the haunting nightmares from his past life. Seeing himself as nothing but a monster, Aidan believes no one will ever be able to look past his flaws.

His reasoning is about to change when his very own beauty comes barreling in, sparking emotions he'd thought he'd never feel. Love sizzles between them, but his friendship with another girl complicates everything, especially after the nature of their friendship becomes confused. Will friendship overshadow his true feelings and ruin both couples' chances at happiness?

About the Author

Ryan Ringbloom lives for anything Romance. The passion, love, angst, awkwardness...she loves it all.
When Ryan needs a break from reality she sneaks off to read a romantic story or write one of her own. 
Drinking coffee, reading Tweets and hugs from her five year old are the best part of her day.


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♥My Review♥

After reading Flaw, I originally gave it ♥♥♥♥. After thinking about the story and the characters and all the twists and surprises that were in this book, I had to change it to ♥♥♥♥♥.

I really liked that there were alternating POV's in this book. I was extremely pleased that it was split into two parts, giving us readers all four main character's POV's.

Each one of these characters had flaws and through out the book, you were able to see each individual grow and improve these flaws., even if it took the entire book for this to be accomplished, I didn't mind waiting to see the end result because it was beautiful watching how they overcame the obstacles.

Let me tell you though, these characters drove me crazy!! Can anyone communicate? On several occasions, I had to step away from Aidan, Josh, Jordyn and Becca because I wanted to throw my Kindle at the wall!!

Something that I found out early on in this book, is that I thought I had the plot figured out. I thought I knew what Jordyn was buying in three towns away! I was thinking it was predictable...boy was I wrong! There were numerous occasions like this throughout the book and I was wrong each and every time, and did I have a good laugh too! 

This book was well written! I loved the story line and it was unpredictable, even though at times, I thought I had predicted the outcome of several situations. 

I laughed, I cried. I felt anger and frustration towards these characters! I felt all the feels which can only be accomplished by excellent writing and an amazing story.

I would highly recommend Flaw and I do plan on reading Ryan Ringbloom other books.