Saturday, June 14, 2014

Laura Barnard Author Spotlight, Review & Paperback Giveaway

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The Baby and the Bride
by Laura Barnard

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The Baby & the Bride
Poppy and Jazz’s lives sound perfect on paper. Jazz has a new baby and Poppy’s getting married. But their realities are very different.

Poppy must strive to keep her cool new job with crazy hours, while trying to keep Ryan happy. Before she knows it her wedding has got out of control, thanks to her mother, the runners at work are bullying her, her parents are in financial difficulty and she’s doubting everything and everyone she ever knew.

Meanwhile Jazz is struggling with motherhood, something a credit card won’t fix. Why won’t this baby give her a break? Will Jazz be able to cope before she loses it?

And will Poppy make it down the aisle? Will Ryan even be waiting?

My name is Laura Barnard and I am an author from Hertfordshire, UK.  My first chick-lit novel, The Debt & the Doormat was an Amazon number 1 best-seller and won Best Laugh Out Loud Book of 2013.  It is available via Amazon, Smashwords, iBooks. Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository and many more. 

In my spare time I enjoy drinking my body weight in tea, indulging in cupcakes the size of my face, drooling over hunks like Jamie Dornan, Ryan Gosling and Leo Dicaprio...oh and my husband of course!  I like wearing yoga clothes and reading fitness magazines while I sit on the sofa and eat chocolate.  I'm a real fan of the power nap and of course, READING!

I write not to get rich or famous, but because I LOVE writing.  Even if one person tells me they enjoyed my book it makes the midnight typing worth it!

I really liked this book. Author Laura Barnard made the characters in this book really shine. Each of them had their own trials, tribulations and triumphs. Jazz and Poppy two best friends thought they had the perfect life, then Jazz gives birth and is not quite sure who the father really is and her best friend is engaged to be married. This book will have you laughing and crying all at the same time. A real Quirky and fun book to read.

The Debt & the Doormat is currently free

An Endless love Cover reveal by Niquel...

(The Forbidden Series Book 2)
By Niquel

Have you ever felt broken? It feels like a part of you would never be complete again-like it would never heal. Jake Shaw is a bad man, an obsessed and deranged psychotic being who deserves to be locked underneath the walls of the cell he’s rotting in. The beating he received from Allan wasn’t enough and Alecia hopes he gets what’s coming to him. She didn’t ask for this, but he broke her, something she never thought would be possible. 

Allan had a secret, an ‘addiction’ so to speak. He was in pain and didn’t have the balls to admit it. The one girl he allowed to get close to him was assaulted by his own brother and Allan beat his ass within an inch of his life. He went through a lot to hide the excruciating pain he endured everyday and his secret was about to be exposed. His life was spiraling out of control. 

Could they hold on to the pieces long enough to mend their broken hearts? Or was it impossible?

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About the Author

Author Niquel is an artistic jack of all trades. She writes, does all of her own graphics, and makes custom handmade crafts for little girls. Born and raised in and around Boston, she’s attended two colleges, Massasoit for graphic design and CDIA at Boston University for 3D animation. She decided to revisit her long lost passion for writing and created The Forbidden Series of books. Book one, A Forbidden Love will be released in March 2014 and the 2nd book in the series will be out late spring/early summer.

Niquel currently lives just outside of Boston, with her very supportive significant other and their two precious daughters.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Vanessa Marie Author Spotlight, Review & Giveaway


HEARTLESS (Chasing Hearts #1)
by Vanessa Marie

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Where other girls had childhoods full of Girl scouts, parties and sleepovers.
Charlie’s was full of hospitals, surgeries and the fight to survive.
Forced to grow up quickly, she learned not to let anyone in.
What was the point? People always let her down.
Then Sam Greyson walked into her life.
He broke down the walls she’d built around herself and forced his way into her heart.
She finally let someone see the real, bruised, damaged girl inside.
Then everything came crashing down.
The man she’s opened up to…
The man she’s let see her darkness…
The man she’s fallen for… is off limits.
He’s her new Creative Writing Teacher.
Will Charlie deny her own happiness to protect everything he had worked for?
If giving him up meant he could have a normal life… She would do it in a broken heartbeat.

This Book is Rated 18+ for Strong MATURE content and Language.

 Always the cause of shenanigans, Vanessa is a heavily tattooed, sarcastic motorcycle enthusiast who started her career as a Jeep tech at the age of sixteen. The happily married mother of three little monsters--oops, children--lives in Kentucky by way of Las Vegas, Nevada. Once her life took a different direction--sidelined by Heart Disease at 26 and becoming a pacemaker recipient--she decided to write as a creative outlet, and Heartless was born. She realizes life can be dark clouds and acid rain at times, but her outlook on life puts a positive and sarcastic spin on it all.

OMG!!! Can I give it more than 5 stars??? This book was fabulous!!! There are no words to explain how happy I was to read this book. Tired of moving around and changing schools Charlie is super happy to be moving back to her hometown. a bit rough around the edges with her motorcycling abilities Charlie is determined to finish up high school and graduate. Upon moving back to her hometown she meets that special someone and gains another BFF and then her life comes tumbling down again. Will Charlie overcome another heart surgery... will she take her last breath, will her life all be over.. A GREAT HEARTFELT BOOK. I had to finish this book in one sitting it was just too good to put down. I can't wait to read the rest of the series. The Author is amazing!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Release Day Blitz Taking Courage by S.J. Maylee

Taking Courage
BlurbJanna’s ready to make over her life and get out from under the controlling thumb of her father. She doesn't want another failed arranged marriage. She’s ready to do whatever it takes for the career she wants, enter the lifestyle she craves, and to earn the trust and love of the man that has captured her heart, but heartbreak and career hiccups seem to be her destiny.
Simon’s still recovering after his last submissive lied her way into his life. He’s not ready for Janna and how she pushes against his prejudices. He needs to decide if he’s willing to lose her or if he’ll fight for her love and submission.
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S.J. Maylee fell in love with storytelling at a young age and with it came a deep-seated desire for everyone to find their happily ever after. She’s finding the happy endings for her characters one steamy story at a time.
When she’s not reading or writing, you can find her caring for her garden, laughing with her two young sons, or dancing to her husband’s music. She’s a PMP (Project Management Professional), Nia instructor, and coffee addict.
As a writer she has a tendency to break hearts, but she always glues them back together.
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Blame it on Texas Review & Giveaway...

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New Release: Blame It On Texas
by Author Amie Louellen

This was by far one of My FAVORITE summer reads, so I am giving a kindle copy away....

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My Review:

Loved, Loved, Loved this book so much I read it within an hour. This was one of my favorite reads of the summer!!! It reminded me of two of my favorite movies all rolled up in one (Sweet Home Alabama and How to Lose a Guy in 10 days. It was fabulous! It was packed with Charm, sass and a whole lot of Cowboy! Shelby left her country life seven years ago to pursue her cupcake business and left behind husband Ritter. Now she is ready to move on with her life and be rid of that handsome cowboy. Ritter has never gotten over the loss of Shelby moving to California with her mother all those years ago and is not sure he wants to sign the dotted line. Shelby decided she will be the wife he wanted all those years and tried her hand at being dutiful. Will her coming back to town draw them closer together or will he give in and give her really want she wants that darn divorce. Strongly recommend this book for all you HEA lovers and of course there is a cowboy in this book!

About the book
Every first love deserves a second chance.

Shelby Patterson has come back to Texas for one reason and one reason only—to get her husband to sign divorce papers. She’s worked hard to build her California bakery, where clients clamor for her one-of-a-kind creations.

Seven years after her disastrous marriage, she’ll finally have everything in perfect order—just as soon as Ritter McCoy signs the dotted line.

Ritt is still pissed that Shelby walked out all those years ago without giving their marriage a chance. Sure, they were young and had just lost the baby that had rushed them to the altar, but they’d loved each other beyond reason.

Ritt gave up his college baseball scholarship, only to have Shelby and her mom take his parents’ bribe money and run. If Shelby wants those papers signed, she’ll just have to wait until he’s good and ready.

Or maybe, before she flies the coop again, he can convince her the love they had between them is still there—and still hot enough to melt their hearts back into one.

Warning: This book contains a sexy Texas boy determined to recapture his first love. May also produce feelings of nostalgia and longing for slow kisses and sweet tea.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

MR. X Cover Reveal by Clarissa Wild...

Title: Mr. X
Author: Clarissa Wild
Publication Date: July 2014
Genre: Dark Romance (18+)

** Author Note: This is not your avarage romance. Some people will kill for love. **

He’s come to kill me.

I’m a user and abuser of my own body. In the darkest hour I sold my soul to the devil and now I must pay the price. With his gun to my head I have no choice but to listen and obey, but I refuse to go down easily. Nothing is stronger than the will to survive. My instincts kicked into full gear the second he stepped into my motel room.

Except when I look at him I see my own heart staring back at me. A history tainted by blood.

I don’t know his name, but I know he wants me. To save myself I’ll sacrifice my sanity. My body. My soul. Something tells me the x-shaped scar that marks his eye is the only escape I have. He is Mr. X; the man who comes to claim my life. Can I save myself before he demands my heart?

WARNING: This book contains very disturbing situations, dubious consent, strong language, drugs and alcohol, and graphic violence, which might be considered triggers.

Clarissa Wild is the Amazon Bestselling Romance author of FIERCE, a top 200 and top 15 New Adult Romance novel. She is also a writer of erotic romance such as the Blissful Series, The Billionaire's Bet series, the Doing It Series and the Enflamed Series. She is an avid reader and writer of sexy stories about hot men and feisty women. Her other loves include her furry cat friend and learning about different cultures. In her free time she enjoys watching all sorts of movies, reading tons of books and cooking her favorite meals.

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99 Days of Laney MacGuire Review & Giveaway

Author Spotlight & Reviews
Rachel Bateman
99 Days of Laney MacGuire

Laney can’t wait to spend the summer at her father’s lake resort. It’s a place where time stands still and nothing ever changes – the perfect thing for Laney after the year she just had. But when she gets there, she discovers the lodge isn’t quite as unchanging as she once thought. 

Some of the differences are good, like Rory’s new look; some are bad, like whatever secret Karissa is keeping. And then some things are just confusing, like Weston.

Weston, her mysterious new co-worker, who is the cause of so many of the changes Laney hates. She wants to despise him, but she can’t deny the attraction she feels, nor the desire she has to be around the one person who didn't know her before the summer - the one person she doesn't have to pretend for.

Tabitha's Review:
I was so super happy to be given a copy of this book to read and review for an honest opinion. Rachel is an amazing writer. She made the characters feel so real and the plot kept you turning the pages faster and faster. This book is a great summer read one that will want you running to the nearest lake and settle down to read. The connection that Laney and Weston have is so undeniable and sweet. For Laney getting away each summer and visiting her father is a little bit of freedom to get away from her ever demanding mother. Laney enjoys going to work for her father during the summer so she can meet up with best friends and also spending time with her horse. How could you not want to read this book just by looking at the fabulous cover itself. Love it! I hope you like it too!

Sam's Review:

I received a gift copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Laney has changed drastically in the last few months. She no longer speaks to her friends as frequently in fact pushing most of them away; her relationship with her mother has definitely changed and she is no longer as outgoing as she used to be. What has caused the change in her is a secret that she is ashamed of and is not willing to share. In her attempt to get away from her situation she leaves for the summer to go to her dads’ lake resort. Upon arriving she already feels more at home and relaxed. That changes when she sees the new guy. Weston comes from a wealthy family but in no way acts like the pretentious type. Something in Laney draws him in despite their age difference. He tries to get to know her and the more he learns the more he likes her, the same can be said of Laney despite her earlier misgivings of getting involved with anyone. Will Laney finally open up and let the past stay in the past instead of hindering her future happiness? This story is not at all what I expected it to be but I was pleasantly surprised. It has a great plot and an even greater underlying message can be taken away from this book. It shows how truly strong and resilient we can truly be in the face of some of the most difficult of situations. I would highly recommend this book.

About the Author:
Rachel Bateman is a writer and editor who spends too much time thinking she can out bake the Cake Boss. (Spoiler: She can’t.) She lives in the middle of Montana, despite living in the south (usually on a beach) in her head. Rachel is the owner of Metamorphosis Books, an author services company offering edits and formatting/interior layout for independent authors. When not writing, editing, or reading books, she can be found playing with her husband, young son, and small zoo of pets.

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Cover reveal: Risking It All by JM Stewart

Cover Reveal: Risking It All by JM Stewart

Title: Risking It All
Author: JM Stewart
Publisher: Penguin Intermix
Date published: Sept 16, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Word count: 80, 000
ISBN: 9780698147980

Originally published in a shorter form as Staking His Claim


She’s everything he wants…

For years, Kyle Morgan has hidden his true feelings from the gorgeous girl next door that he grew up loving and protecting. But when she shows up at his apartment in the middle of the night, desperately needing comfort and support, his iron will begins to waver…

…and the only thing he can’t bear to lose.

Kyle was always the big brother Cecelia Anton never had, but suddenly her goofy best friend has become a sexy man she can’t keep her thoughts—or hands—off of. As their deep connection melts into uncontrollable desire, Ceci is willing to put it all on the line for a shot at true love. Only Kyle is keeping a terrible secret about Ceci’s past that could destroy not only their lifelong friendship but their happily-ever-after…


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JM writes passionate, heartfelt contemporary romance. She’s a wife, a mother, a spiritualist, and lover of puppies, and happily addicted to coffee and chocolate. She lives in the rainy Pacific Northwest with her husband and two sons. She’s a hopeless romantic who believes everybody should have their happily-ever-after and has been devouring romance novels for as long as she can remember. Writing them has become her obsession.

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Stephie Walls Cover Reveal.... FREED


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Annie Teasman finally said goodbye to Gray Dearsley realizing they could never be what each other needed. He will forever hold a piece of her heart but she let him go when he was poised to marry for the second time to another woman.
Brett Ryann has shown her love, devotion, and the security she desperately craves. It may not be the soul shattering passion she shared with Gray but it's comforting, rocking chair love that will carry her through life. Or will it?
Brett loves Annie like she loves Gray – he knows that she will never fully let Gray go, but with him longer available there’s no need to worry. Gray knows his weaknesses and knows he hurt Annie time and again, but in his mind she will always be his. Did his wandering eyes, lack of commitment, and continuous need for freedom finally release her from the force that bound them together?
Freed is the conclusion of Bound by Love. It is a steamy, heart wrenching, beautiful love story even if it isn't always pretty. What happens to relationships and past lovers when you add in marriages, children, and growing up?





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Author bio


I'm a thirty-six year old wife to my sweet husband Jason, and mother of one to the most adorable seven-year-old girl to ever walk, Maggie. I live with my little family on the outskirts of Greenville, South Carolina where we house two cats (Star Anise aka Annie and Asparagus aka Gus) and a dog, Jack. (the largest Yorkie ever!).
I have a serious addiction to anything Coach and would live on Starbucks if I could get away with it. I'm slightly enamored with Charlie Hunnam and Sons of Anarchy and am a self-proclaimed foodie. I'm an avid reader averaging around 300 novels a year and wish I had time to read more.
I currently work full-time in the Greenville area and fill my "extra" time (haha) with reading anything I can get my hands on and writing contemporary romance novels with a hint of erotica. This has been a dream of mine for years and I couldn't have done it without the support of my husband and BFF Tracy who both pushed me to keep going when I didn't have the confidence or the patience.