Saturday, March 7, 2015

The Vanilla Bet

THE VANILLA BET by Ella Emerson

Trace Weston lives in the beautiful Palm Beaches. A college student who would rather party his life away than accept his father's company. He loses a bet at a college party and has to have a "vanilla" relationship with a girl he has never met.

Vanessa Summers, moved to Florida to attend college for her love of the arts. She also left behind a dark past that haunts her every day. She meets Trace and is instantly taken with his irresistible charm. Will she be able to keep her secrets hidden? Will Trace be able to help her find the answers to what she is searching for? Will they be able to find who and what is trying to keep them apart? 

My Review
This was a sweet book of boy meets girl. However it has a kick to it. Trace has the money and the power and loves a good time. The girls all seem to love him as well. After losing a bet with his friends he has to take on a new role of having a real life girlfriend instead of just having a night stand. Vanessa who is  haunted by her past relationship decides to up and go to school  Florida. After meeting Trace and getting to know him she is liking this new found relationship. However it seems that history is repeating itself and she is being watched and followed. Will Trace win the bet or win the girls heart. Can Vanessa finally get over her past and move on with her life with or without Trace. Be sure to check out this great book.

Ella Emerson lives in Florida with her husband and three wonderful children. When she isn't writing you can find her watching movies or playing games with her children. She loves to read, write and eat pizza. A true lover of the beach, she enjoys the sun, surf, sand and sea. She also is a huge fan of the cinema and enjoys crazy 80's chick flicks. She was raised a military brat, and has seen her fair share of the world. She loves using her own experiences and turning them into lovely romantic tales. 

In high school she discovered her love for reading, and even had one of her poems published in a national magazine. She continues to read, write, review and hopefully she can become an inspiration to her own children, as well as others.


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Friday, March 6, 2015

Release Blitz... Flirting with Love by Clara Stone


GENRE : Mature YA contemporary romance

A Special Thank You to Lindee Robinson photography  for the teaser images and cover image.



Hudson and Blake Lovelly lead a charmed life—successful careers, loving family, beautiful home. Now, on the eve of their daughter’s birth, they’re counting their blessings. Life wasn’t always so generous . . .

Fifteen years ago, seventeen-year-old Blake Voss walked into Cranbrook Preparatory High to participate in the school year’s most-prestigious debate competition. She never expected to fall for the pretentious, golden-haired boy on the opposing debate team, and he never expected to be ensnared by the quick-witted prankster with a heart of gold.

Their mutual love for joking pretense soon leads them to pull their biggest prank yet--pretending to be in love. But when danger threatens, Hudson can’t conceal his growing affection. He’ll do anything to be with Blake, even if it means risking his heart to protect her.

They didn’t plan for their friendship to grow into a love story. But sometimes, all it takes is a little Hope.

This powerful companion to Forever Kinda Love tells the history of Hudson and Blake’s relationship. Laced with haunting emotion and beautiful sentiment, this is a tale about overcoming even the darkest moments, reminding us all to love more. Give more. Without regrets.

Life’s. Little. Surprises.

The last thing seven-year-old Carrigan "Ace" Casper foresaw was an eight-year-old Heath Lovelly walking into her life the day her mother died. From that moment on, Heath sticks by her side, slowly becoming her strength, her confidant, and her entire world. What she doesn’t know is, she's his saving grace, too.

Ten years later, Ace is handed another crippling challenge that threatens everything in her almost perfect life. Only, this time, she doesn't turn to Heath, hiding the truth instead. But Heath knows Ace too well and won't back down easily. He's ready to do whatever it takes and will stay by her side until she accepts that their love is the kinda love worth fighting for.

Will he be her forever triumph or her unexpected downfall?

Two lives.

One story.

And an unexpected journey to falling in love. 

Clara Stone lives in the beautiful city of Boise, ID. Unlike what most believe about Idaho, it’s more than a sack full of potatoes. When she’s not writing, you’ll catch Clara reading YA and NA books, mostly romance, and enjoying time with her family. She is a proud CW TV addict.

Review of Sleigh Ride by Trixie Pierce

Title- Sleigh Ride 
Author- Trixie Pierce 
Holiday Ride Trilogy book #2


*Warning: Contains cute winter scenes, adorable critters, violence, blood, guns, plenty of cussing, sensual characters with a hard ass mentality,
explicit sex, and a warped sense of humor. Enjoy!*

Winter Beauman left behind glitz, glamour, and the Manhattan skyline for a calmer existence in Wyoming. Taking up welding, she built a life around the new talent in the tiny town, with no need to be anyone but herself.

Mason St. Croix spent five years alone reconciling the death of his wife, when he decided it was time to finally rejoin the living. Commissioning a custom sleigh to take presents to many of the children in town puts him face to face with the beautiful, and talented, Winter … making his long dormant libido roar to life.

But someone in town doesn’t want Mason and Winter to be more than acquaintances, and are willing to kill to keep it that way. 
Searching for answers reveals secrets best kept in the dark, ones that could tear them apart. Mason and Winter find they must accept the pain from the past, or lose the light of a happily ever after.

 Buy links for Sleigh Ride 

 for Hard Ride (Novella) 

 for Harvest Ride Book #1 in the Holiday Ride Trilogy 

Tabitha's Review

Winter had is all came from a rich and high society family but she didn't want to live that way the rest of her life. She up and left and moved to Wyoming to start her new life. In walks Mason and one look at him has her melting.Little did she know that he would end up at her doorstep and the rest would be history. Mason has his own demons and he is still mourning his wife.Can Winter let her guard down long enough to give herself to Mason wholeheartedly or will their pasts interfere with a happy ever after.

Another great read by Trixie Pierce.I love all of her books because they have a strong female character that is not afraid to back down for nothing. 


Ignoring it, his clothes had dried, and he dressed quickly. Making the bed, he walked into the living room to find Winter bundling into several layers, a snow shovel leaning against the door. “I’m just in time,” he smiled.
“Come on, let’s get this over with,” she returned the smile from under a knit cap and the dark blue parka’s hood. It made her light blue eyes burn a deeper color, and accentuated the red lips against the paleness of her skin.
Taking a deep breath, and glad his coat didn’t let her see the way his dick liked her, he followed outside.
Snow flurries swirled around them like a river, but it was light and the wind was easy. Unused to shoveling snow after buying a snowblower, he was breathing hard a foot from the porch. Winter continued, whistling. She bent over, and he noticed she wore jeans, low riders that gave him a glimpse of the dark blue g-string.
His breathing escalated for another reason altogether. Images of removing the slip of underwear with his teeth, nibbling and licking the skin, making her moan, caused his heart to beat hard enough to force him backwards. The wall of snow kept him upright. He worked hard to get the image out of his head, closing both eyes and counting to one hundred.
“Are you okay? Do you need a break, Mason? Mason? Are you okay?” her voice grew stronger, more urgent.
He opened to find her only a foot away, a hand on his chest. Swallowing the lump in his throat, he croaked, “Yes, I, I …”
“Do you need to go inside?” She jerked off a glove and put a warm hand against his cheek. “You’re really hot, maybe we should go inside.”
The feel of her palm against his skin unlocked a dam. He shoved a hand into her hood, under the cap, grabbed a handful of the silky blonde hair, and pulled her head back. He stared into her eyes, gauging. “I’m going to kiss you, and kiss you hard, Winter. All you have to do is say yes.” His voice dropped several octaves, came out deep and harsh, much like his breathing.
“Yes,” she whispered, a puff of coffee laced breath gently pushing against his face.
It was all he needed. He took her mouth, pushing hard, forcing her to open to him. Taking advantage, he tasted her, the mocha laced coffee, and the underlying sweetness that was all Winter. Throwing the shovel to the side, he wrapped the other arm around her waist, jerking the soft body against his. Her moan vibrated against his mouth, and the imprisoned beast growled. Mine.
Using his tongue, he showed her exactly what he wanted, in and out of her mouth, tasting every inch between thrusts, giving her little room to breathe or decide to end it. He wanted her to know exactly what he wanted, how he wanted it, and that she was going to enjoy every minute. Her hips moved against him, and the beast he thought died with Beth roared to life.

Excerpt #2:
Mason signed the necessary paperwork, put in a report, and left. Outside the station, he hailed a cab, and watched the familiar buildings pass slowly in the early morning traffic. He’d seen the anger in Winter’s eyes, and knew what it looked like. Damn his stupid instincts. She could obviously protect herself if needed. She didn’t require a man to do it for her. She didn’t manipulate to get what she wanted, nor had she ever demanded he watch over her every move.
Closing his eyes, the night flashed on the inner screen. He had to get it together. He’d taken time off work, saying it was a family emergency, and it was already getting close to Thanksgiving. Not that he’d had big plans. His parents were dead, no siblings, and he wasn’t going to spend the holidays with Beth’s family.
The cab came to an abrupt stop, and he handed the cabby the fare plus a good tip. Getting out, he stepped onto the sidewalk and stretched. Muscles protested, but nothing had been broken in the fight. A lot of bruises formed, and he couldn’t see out of the one eye, but otherwise, he was okay.
Stepping inside the hotel, he took the elevator to his room, and once inside, stripped. A hot shower was in order, and some serious soul searching. Part of him screamed to find and watch over Winter. She was still in danger, and alone. Word was her parents were going back to the Hamptons. The danger in Wyoming wasn’t likely to stay there.
A towel wrapped around his waist, he hit the power button, and sat on the bed. The news was the same thing, nothing good. There was a blip about a possible fight involving Winter Beauman, but it hadn’t been verified. He flipped the channels until he found an old sitcom. Leaving it, he noticed the red light blinking on his cellphone. Tapping the screen, he listened to the voicemails, saving a couple, deleting the rest. The final voicemail was from Emily, asking him to call.
He tapped her number in and stopped. Staring at the screen, he wondered why he was calling. He’d been clear about the boundaries. It was time to cut the cord. Deleting the numbers, he tossed the phone on the bed, and grabbed a pair of sweats. Turning on the TV, he settled into the recliner.
A noise woke him, and he opened the one good eye. He could hear rustling at the door, and frowned. Walking on the balls of his feet, keeping his footfalls quiet, he moved to stand on the side of the door opposite the handle.
He ducked at the sound of the shotgun cocking on the other side of the door, as the roar of a shot blew the door in. He caught the door, slamming it against the person trying to get in. He heard the groan of pain as it connected with the intruder’s face, and he rolled into the small entrance. One foot kicked out, the heel connecting solidly with the groin of the male.
“Call 911!” Mason yelled, the intruder falling onto his legs. He punched hard, hitting the man’s temple. The feel of the delicate bone crunching under his knuckles almost made him sick.
The body went limp.

Author BIO 

Although she hates writing bio's in third person, Trixie does love fast cars, fast men, and an enduring fascination with internal combustion engines. Living in the Rockies, she's traveled enough to know the mountains are home. When not working, she can be found with her head under the hood, or buried in the pages of her next novel.


Hard Ride Novella 

Buy links for Hard Ride (Novella) 

Tabitha's Review
I was so happy to read this book. Very well written with an amazing story-line. Who knew i would become a fan of muscle cars. Katie who owns multiple business including Hard Ride has been attracted to her employee Houston. Houston has had the hots for Katie as well. They both have a love of a nice revved up motor. Katie finds out that someone has been stealing from her business and it's an inside job. While trying to pinpoint what is going on she gets a little bumped and bruised a long the line. Can Houston help her and protect her the way he wants or will Katie try to handle it all on her own. his book is a pretty hot read.
Tabitha's Review
A very fast paced and quick read that is ignited with pure passion. Outlaw James has been on the run from the cartel and is worried that she may be caught. Colum McKissic is struggling to get rid of his past and all the demons that follow him. One thing is for sure he can't seem to get Outlaw out of his mind after she saved him. Can he do the same for her? After close encounters again between the two sparks begin to fly and they both realize that they compliment one another. A great novella from Trixie Pierce yet again!

Harvest Ride 
Book #1 in the Holiday Trilogy 

 Harvest Ride Book #1 in the Holiday Ride Trilogy 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

New Release...Awakening Fire The Divine tree Guardians by Larissa Emerald

Awakening Fire
by Larissa Emerald
Series: The Divine Tree Guardians
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Cover Designer: Robin Ludwig
Publisher: Castle Oak Publishing LLC
Release Date: March 5, 2015

The return of sculptor Emma Grant to her Georgia home town sparks the return of the visions she tries to deny and rekindles a centuries-old feud between shape shifters Venn Hearst, guardian of the Divine Tree (The Tree Of Knowledge) and his nemesis. Emma is determined to place and dedicate the statue honoring her beloved grandmother despite Venn’s opposition; despite the fact she is in love with Venn, despite his sacred duty not to permit it. Will she overcome a test of evil or shatter Venn's world?

Larissa Emerald writes paranormal, futuristic and contemporary romances. She is a Romance Writers of America 2013 Golden Heart Finalist for her romantic suspense, RAMPANT PERFECTION which will be available in the fall of 2015.

A combination of her love of reading and her vivid imagination―plus a strong desire to rewrite the endings of movies that just didn’t end right―lead Larissa into the world of writing.

Larissa has lived in Florida for her entire life. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching baton twirling and dance, traveling with her husband of 41 years, baking and cooking―usually altering the recipe―and playing dress up with the brightest lights in her life, her four grandchildren.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Chasing Daybreak

In this town the things that go bump in the night...just might kill you.

Chasing Daybreak

The Dark of Night series, book 1

Chasing Daybreak lg Isabel Stone wanted a normal life. But when the unexpected death of her father leaves her at the helm of the family PI business, things quickly go from weird to worse. Vampires are on the loose and out of the coffin, and only Isabel can walk the fine line between the world of the living and the world of the undead. Torn between letting go of her past and embracing her future, Isabel will have to decide who she can trust, and be willing to use all the weapons at her disposal, to get to the bottom of a terrifying string of deaths that lead right to her doorstep—before she becomes the next victim. In a city where nothing is what it seems, ending up the target of a deranged killer might actually be the high point of her week.

Sami's Review:
Isabel has given up a lot to take over her father’s PI business after his passing. She I not what comes to mind when one thinks of a PI. Her life is definitely interesting. With the Vampires out of the coffin she has been taking on some pretty supernatural cases as of late. When a father comes to her for help in finding his missing daughter after the police have given up she has no idea exactly what she is signing up for. Her partner Shane is of the undead persuasion and also happens to be her former fiancĂ©. With him watching her back what could possibly go wrong? The case leads them down some pretty dangerous avenues and may just cost them both their lives. This is an action packed paranormal read. I can’t wait to see what comes next!

Grab your copy here!

add-to-goodreads-button "Glass’s by-the-numbers debut is... straight out of the Laurell K. Hamilton playbook. Isabel Stone is a 22-year-old PI in a world that’s still adjusting to the recent revelation that vampires are real. She lives (nonromantically) with her now-vampiric ex-fiancĂ©, Shane. When she lands what appears to be a standard missing-persons case, sure enough, there turns out to be a supernatural element, and that soon leads to the usual slate of vampire and werewolf political and romantic machinations." ~Publisher's Weekly Chasing DaybreakSALE  

Book 2 in the Dark of Night series, CHASING MIDNIGHT, is less than a month away! Releasing 4/21/15

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