BLOG BLITZ+ GIVEAWAY: Conklin’s Trilogy by Brooke Page




Recent graduate Becca Stine’s all too perfect and predictable life went spiraling out of control when her supposed childhood friend committed the ultimate betrayal. Following college, Becca attempts to bury the pain by retreating into a dangerous lifestyle with her best friend, Jamie Rae. She decides it’s time to grow up after being irresponsible, broken, and out of control. To Becca’s horror, her only option is to return to her hometown of Grand Rapids. Worried she will forever live in the shadow of her prominent family’s notability, Becca decides moving is her only opportunity to get her feet back on the ground. With her best friend in tow, Becca reluctantly heads home to attempt to live her ideal life. 
 

Little does Becca know the owner of the architecture firm she lands a job with has an intriguingly mysterious son. Tyler Conklin is infatuated with Becca, yet is apprehensive about a public relationship because of his hidden baggage. Not wanting anyone to know about his slight obsession with her, their potential relationship must be kept a secret. Will Becca put up with Tyler’s untold story for long? Will she tolerate being his secret? 

 

 

 

 

Becca finally found her courage and faced her tormentors head on to get what she deserved: respect and Tyler Conklin. Becca’s faith in Tyler is solid, but is he willing to completely open up to her? They both have past baggage, and as Becca says, Tyler’s is particularly old. 



With everything they have been through, Becca and Tyler know that secrets get them nowhere. They have made great leaps and bounds in their relationship, but Becca can’t help but feel he is still keeping something from her. Between the local detective snooping around and asking questions at the Conklin building and Tyler’s evasive answers, Becca remains skeptical about his excuses. The detective seems more interested in Tyler’s father’s “projects”, but Tyler’s hands seem to be in the pot as well. 

Unfortunately, Tyler’s past comes back in his face along with his shady business. Will Becca hold true to her new found confidence and claim what’s hers… including Tyler?

 

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Brooke Page is the independent author of Conklin’s Trilogy.  She and her husband live with their two children in the suburbs of Grand Rapids, Michigan.  When she is not writing, she enjoys using the pottery wheel and reading. 

REVIEW TOUR: DESTRUCTION by Sharon Bayliss

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Title: Destruction
Series: The December People #1
Author: Sharon Bayliss
Genre/Age Range: Contemporary, Fantasy, Adult
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Release Date: April 14, 2014

 
 

David Vandergraff wants to be a good man. He goes to church every Sunday, keeps his lawn trim and green, and loves his wife and kids more than anything. Unfortunately, being a dark wizard isn’t a choice. 

Eleven years ago, David’s secret second family went missing. When his two lost children are finally found, he learns they suffered years of unthinkable abuse. Ready to make things right, David brings the kids home even though it could mean losing the wife he can’t imagine living without. 

Keeping his life together becomes harder when the new children claim to be dark wizards. David believes they use this fantasy to cope with their trauma. Until, David’s wife admits a secret of her own—she is a dark wizard too, as is David, and all of their children. 

Now, David must parent two hurting children from a dark world he doesn’t understand and keep his family from falling apart. All while dealing with the realization that everyone he loves, including himself, may be evil.
 
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The storyline of this book surprisingly exceeded my expectations.  It went in a completely different direction than what I anticipated and I was pleased.  Sharon Bayliss brings us a world of wizards that live normal lives and possibly living right next door in typical suburbia.  Her take on magic; good magic vs bad magic, was very interesting along with her ability to incorporate Christian beliefs along with it.  
On top of learning about being wizards and the secret world that life entails, we see a family coming to terms with David’s infidelity as his two children from a secret relationship join the family forcing everyone to adjust to such a drastic change.  What we expect to happen does and David must deal with the resentment and feelings of betrayal not just from his wife but from his other three children. Now a family of seven, they must get to know each other and learn to get along as a family. 
Sharon Bayliss brings us a wonderfully delightful paranormal story.  I enjoyed the characters and loved the locations.  Being a Houstonian I was pleased to read a story that was written as if everything could be happening right next door to me.  This was a great book that transported me into a fantasy world I’d love to live in.  Though I enjoyed the storyline, I did have some trouble with the way the conversations were written.  They didn’t flow easily and every quote ended with “mom said”; “dad said”, etc.  I feel these could have been rephrased better to give it more of a ‘real’ feel to how they spoke to each other.  I enjoyed the humor and had a couple laugh out loud moments at some of the antics with the children and their practicing of magic.  Overall it was a really good book.  This Naughty Mom gives it 3.75 stars
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Sharon Bayliss is the author of The December People Series and The Charge. When she’s not writing, she enjoys living happily-ever-after with her husband and two young sons. She can be found eating Tex-Mex on patios, wearing flip-flops, and playing in the mud (which she calls gardening). She only practices magic in emergencies.
 
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BLOG TOUR + REVIEW: Locked Together (In Chains #2) by Michelle Abbott

 

She would do anything for him, even throw away her freedom.
For Savannah, it was an easy choice; getting sent to the Compound meant she and Kayden could be together. But nothing is ever that simple. Caught in a system that encourages cruelty and mind games; will their love survive?
This is book two in the In Chains series and continues the story of Kayden and Savannah. I would recommend reading book one first as this is not a standalone.

Please note: this book contains strong language.

 

 

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 Locked Together picks up immediately after In Chains ends.  Savannah has joined Kayden at the Compound where slave training takes place.  For Savannah it was an easy choice.  She would do and give anything to be with Kayden but giving up her freedom to be with Kayden; Savannah didn’t realize what it would involve but her worst nightmare wouldn’t have come close.  She learns first hand what it’s like to be a slave and that being in the Compound was no guarantee of alone time with Kayden.  Kayden can’t understand why Savannah would choose to be there but is thankful for the time he can spend with her; but there are still those that want to keep them apart.

I was pleased with this follow up to In Chains and happy to see how the love between Savannah and Kayden would grow and overcome the many obstacles they faced.  With so many against them, they face their self doubt and insecurities, but their love for one another only gets stronger.

Locked Together gives us more steam and intimacy between the main characters which results in a much more sexy read.  Not only does their love continue as simple and as pure as it began but the sex is on a higher level compared to the first book.  Locked Together was a great ending to Savannah and Kayden’s story.

This Naughty Mom give Locked Together by Michelle Abbot a BIG 4 stars.

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I’m shoved into a room. My mouth falls open as I see Kayden sitting on the floor; he looks as shocked as I feel. As he scrambles to his feet, the guard plonks a bundle of grey cloth into my hands. “Put those on,” he says, leaning against the door frame. I glance down at the clothing; it’s the same shade of grey that Kayden is wearing. I catch movement out of the corner of my eye, the guard is lunging at me, he’s scowling and red in the face. I gasp as Kayden steps between me and the guard and pushes me into the corner of the room. He surrounds my body with his, shielding me, his arms either side of me, his palms flat against the wall.
“Put the scrubs on,” Kayden says to me, “before he blows his stack.”
“Get away from her,” the guard yells. I quickly yank off my t-shirt and pull the scrubs over my head. It’s at least two sizes too big and comes down to my knees; it’s more like a dress. As I’m tugging off my jeans Kayden cries out and his hands shoot to his neck, his body stiffens and he falls to the floor, convulsing. I scream. In a blur I see the guard’s hand coming towards my face, then I feel a burning pain on my cheek and a ringing sound in my ear. “I told you to put them on,” the guard says, pointing to the grey pants in my hand. Kayden slowly gets to his feet; he’s glaring at the guard, his fists clenched. I pull on the grey pants. “Pick those up.” The guard points to my clothes that are now on the floor. I bend to retrieve them and he snatches them from my hands. “You won’t need these anymore.” He stomps out of the room and the door slams behind him.
Kayden, pulls me close, his arms encircle me. “What you doing here? Why have they put you in level three?”
I throw my arms around him and bury my face in his neck. “Are you okay?” I ask him.
He rubs his cheek against mine. “Yeah.”
I burst out laughing, I can’t stop. “This is so funny.” I’m laughing so hard I’m shaking. “They think they’re punishing me but I’m right where I want to be, I’m finally with you.”
I feel him shaking his head and feel his warm breath on my neck as he lets out a sigh. “Baby, you’re crazy but I’m glad you’re here where I can take care of you, I’ve missed you.”
I reach up and hold his face between my palms. “I’ve missed you too.”
He gives me a beaming smile. “I love you, I love you so much.”
“Can you love each other with a bit less noise,” comes a male voice from across the room, “I’m trying to sleep.”
For the first time I notice there are two other guys in the room. The one who spoke looks about Kayden’s age, the other much younger, just out of his teens; they’re both lying on the cement floor. I glance around the room. There are no bunks, mattresses, pillows or blankets. The room is empty. There are two bright fluorescent lights but no windows. “You guys don’t have beds?” I ask.
Kayden shakes his head. “No, but you can lie on me baby, I’m not as comfortable as a mattress but more comfortable than the floor.” He takes my hand and leads me over to a corner of the room, then he lies down on his back. I climb on top of him, my legs resting on his, my head on his chest.
“I’m not crushing you am I?” I know I’ve lost weight but having a body on top of him when he’s lying on a hard floor can’t be very pleasant.
“I’ve got your gorgeous body pressed against mine, there’s only one part of me that’s uncomfortable right now.” He grins at me and we both bust up laughing. The guy across the room yells at us to shut up, which makes us laugh even more. Kayden doesn’t know it but he’s way more comfortable than my lumpy mattress, he’s warm, he smells safe and familiar and his heartbeat soothes me. He wraps his arms around me and I fall asleep within minutes.

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Kayden gasps, then he closes his eyes, his face is screwed up, he looks like he’s in pain. He leaps off the bed, heads to the bathroom and slams the door closed behind him. Bailey is wearing a smug smile and I want to wipe it off but I content myself with replacing her gag and tying it tightly.
I head to the bathroom, open the door a crack and peek through. Kayden’s standing at the wash basin, scrubbing furiously at his hands. I go in and close the door behind me. I turn off the tap and place my hand on his. “Kayden, stop. Your hands aren’t dirty.”
He’s refusing to look at me; I see his Adam’s apple bob as he swallows. We stand in silence for a few minutes until finally, he looks at me. “Why are you with me?” he asks. “You can do better.”
“Better?” I frown. “In what way?”
He looks down at his feet. “You could have someone with money and nice clothes, a man who could take you out places and buy you things.” He wrings his hands together. “Someone who could marry you and give you kids.” He closes his eyes. “I love you but I don’t deserve you, I never have.”
I take a deep breath before I reply. I don’t bother trying to stop the tears that are now rolling down my cheeks. It breaks my heart that he thinks so little of himself, that other people have made him feel so worthless. I reach up and stroke my fingers along his cheek; he’s still staring at the floor. “Kayden, I don’t want a man for money, there are other ways to get money and it doesn’t buy you anything that’s really worth having.” I place my finger under his chin and tilt his head up so I can look into his eyes. “We can get you nice clothes but I’m going to want to take them off you most of the time.” I smile at him and he reaches across and wipes the tears from my cheeks with his thumb.
“Baby, don’t cry, I’m sorry,” he says.
I peck him on the lips. “I’m crying because when you hurt, I hurt, because I love you.” I kiss him a second time. “Marriage is just a piece of paper, it doesn’t stop us wearing each other’s rings or committing to each other.” I slide my arms around his waist and lean my head against his chest. “You’re thoughtful, loving and gentle. You’re fun to be with and hot as hell. And children, unless you’ve had surgery I don’t know about, there’s nothing to stop us having children.”
He steps out of my embrace and backs away, shaking his head vehemently. “No. They’d be slaves.”
I hear loud tapping and the bathroom door opens, Reece pokes his head around it. “I need to take a piss,” he says.

 

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Michelle Abbott lives in the UK and hates describing herself in 3rd person. She’s a self-published author of new adult romance, and likes to write about heroes who begin as the underdog and are protective of their girl. She’s an avid reader of romance, is addicted to coffee and loves wine and chocolate, so yeah, not the most healthy eating and drinking habits 🙂 She spends way too much time online when she should be writing. She collects teddy bears and occasionally knits a couple of rows on a sweater she started years ago, which she may eventually finish in time to wear for her funeral 🙂

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NEW RELEASE: Flame (Fierce #2) by Clarissa Wild

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Author: Clarissa Wild

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: May 07, 2014

 

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This is book 2 in the Fierce Series, and it is the conclusion to Autumn and Hunter’s story.
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When trust is challenged and desire takes control, is love enough to conquer fear?

When geeky book nerd Autumn Blakewood falls for the cocky, confident fighter Hunter Bane she knows she’s in for life. Their undeniable connection, fueled by the desire to protect, grows stronger every passing second. However, the need to feel cherished threatens her college graduation, family bonds, and future, tearing her apart, but she won’t give up on Hunter so easily …
After he was abandoned by his family, Hunter Bane struggles to cope with daily life. Having a learning disability turns every task into a challenge. With his brother now free, Hunter feels the pressure to succeed and take care of the people he loves, forcing him to choose between college and a job. Hunter’s devotion to Autumn keeps him on the right path. His infatuation with her turns lust into passion, drawing out his alpha tendencies. But with affection comesadmission, putting a strain on their relationship as secrets are exposed and unforeseen circumstances spiral out of control.
Being complete opposites, their love is flaming hot, but it burns away all inhibitions, unveiling the fears that were locked deep inside. As past and present collide, difficult choices must be made. Can Autumn and Hunter’s love survive this ultimate test?

A New Adult Contemporary Romance with a Happy Ever After (HEA)
84000 words, or 300 pages in print
No Cliffhanger

SERIES READING ORDER:
1. FIGHT (#0.5, Fierce)
2. FIERCE (#1, Fierce)
3. FURY (#1.5, Fierce)
4. FLAME (#2, Fierce)

 

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COVER REVEAL + GIVEAWAY: My Skyler/Jake Understood by Penelope Ward

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My Skylar (Gemini #3)

Release Date: Thursday, June 5, 2014

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 Blurb:

From the author of the Amazon #1 bestselling romance, Jake Undone, comes a friends-to-lovers story of longing, passion, betrayal and redemption…

Skylar was my best friend, but I secretly pined for her. One thing after another kept us apart, and I’ve spent the last decade in fear of losing her forever.

First, it was the cancer, but she survived only to face the unthinkable at my hands. Because of me, she left town. For years, I thought I’d never see her again.

But now she’s back…and living with him.

I don’t deserve her after everything I’ve put her through, but I can’t live without her. This is my last chance, because she’s about to make the biggest mistake of her life. I can see it her eyes: she doesn’t love him. She still loves me…which is why I have to stop her before it’s too late.

My Skylar is a STANDALONE novel and a companion to Jake Undone.

  

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Jake Understood (Gemini #2.5)

Release Date: January 2015

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From the author of the Amazon #1 Bestselling Romance, Jake Undone, comes a full-length companion novel.

A different side to the story: Jake’s side.

“We’re getting a new roommate,” they said.

I thought nothing of it…until she walked in the door. Her hand trembled in mine as she looked at me with fearful eyes. My entire world spun on its axis.

 

Nina…

It was a mismatch made in heaven: innocent girl from the boonies moves in with tattooed, pierced, badboy engineer.

I came up with a bet, a plan to tutor her in math and coach her through her phobias. What I wasn’t betting on was becoming addicted to her.

But I was living a double life on weekends, and once she found out about it, she’d be gone.

I had to protect myself and that meant one thing: I couldn’t fall in love.

**In Jake Understood, pivotal scenes from Jake Undone are retold from Jake’s point of view, combined with all-new material that will give readers a never-before-seen glimpse into Jake’s past, present and future. It can standalone but if both books are read, should follow Jake Undone.

Contains graphic sexual content and harsh language. It is only appropriate for adult readers age 18+.

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Penelope Ward is a USA Today Bestselling author and an Amazon #1 Bestselling author in Romance. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family friendly career.

Penelope lives for reading books in the new adult genre, coffee and hanging out with her friends and family on weekends.

She is the proud mother of a beautiful 9-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 7-year-old boy, both of whom are the lights of her life.

Penelope, her husband and kids reside in Rhode Island.

She is the author of Gemini, Jake Undone, My Skylar (releasing June 5th) and Jake Understood, releasing in early 2015.

 

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BLOG TOUR + REVIEW: What The Heart Takes by Kelli McKracken

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Compelled by fate, will he sacrifice everything to save her?

Dylan McBride has never liked hiding—from his fans, the press, or his father. He’s left with no other choice after his father threatens Heaven’s life. Protecting his wife and unborn child is the only thing that matters. He’d do anything to save them. Even tolerate a connection she shares with her Keeper, the man sworn to save her life. The man he used to call his friend.

Layne’s struggling with his pyrokinetic abilities, as well as accepting his role as Heaven’s Keeper. As if kissing her didn’t make things awkward enough, he learns that their connection is more complicated than he ever imagined. So complicated, it affects not only his mind, but also his soul.

Though he’s taken to his Keeper duties, Heaven senses a battle between Layne’s heart and soul. A battle that’s preventing him from accessing his abilities. There’s only one sure way to help him. Their friendship must deepen. But nothing’s ever easy, and she soon discovers there’s a thin line between love, hate, and What the Heart Takes.

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Soulmates #1 – What the Heart Needs
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In What the Heart Takes we see the bond between Heaven and Dylan continue to grow stronger.  Instead of being able to focus on their new roles of husband and wife, they’re learning about their abilities and trying to ensure the safety of Heaven and their unborn child.  Now that Layn knows his role in Heaven’s life, his struggle only grows as he battles with his feelings for Heaven.

Throughout the story we learn more of the history between the parents and the “secret society” they were born into.  Bonds are tested and more secrets are revealed that will pull you to the edge of your seat.  We meet new characters as the support for Dylan, Heaven and Layne grows.

“Love isn’t about what our hearts want or need.  It’s about what our hearts take to keep breathing.  My heart takes you.”

I found myself so consumed with this story that I couldn’t put it down.  I kept my Kindle app open and couldn’t put my phone down.  The storyline and intense emotions between the characters more than made up for the fact that I could barely see straight for a couple of days.  This latest installment of the Soulmate Series is a rollercoaster for your emotions.  I felt the story drag just a bit in some spots but overall, I was impressed. The ending had me rolling around screaming because I have to wait for the next book.  It was not something I expected.  Another very well written story from Kelli McKracken.

This Naughty Mom gives What the Heart Takes 4.75 stars

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As a curator of characters, you’ll normally find Kelli McCracken sitting at her desk, working hard on her next novel. When she’s not arguing with those persistent people inside her head, you can find her hanging out on Facebook, chatting with readers about books and upcoming writing projects.

“It seems like all I ever do is write…and listen to Layne. He’s always whispering something naughty in my ear, like being dipped in chocolate. Now I’m craving a Kit-Kat. Welcome to my zany life, where sanity is optional, romance is required, and liquor is most definitely quicker. Jack Daniels keeps me sane, my characters, not so much.”

Kelli lives with her husband, four children, and her German Shepherd fur baby in the Ohio Valley region in the United States. If you’d like to learn more about Kelli, please visit her on the web at Kelli McCracken ~ Author » Writing About Love, Fate, and Soulmates

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BLOG TOUR + REVIEW: My Soul Keeper by Ker Dukey

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What if your entire reality changed on you one day?
You wake up and your family and friends aren’t who you thought they were.
You look around, and the world isn’t what you thought it was.
You don’t even recognize yourself.
You and your reality are a complete mystery to you.

Simone’s life was about to undergo that disturbing journey. Love, lust, death, betrayal.

How do you fight the devil himself when he consumes you with lust?
How can you love someone who has come to take back your brother’s soul?

Shamar, soul keeper and son of Death, had never met such a unique soul before Simone. Captivated by her, he broke all rules to be near her — to love and protect her. But how do you protect someone from evil when the forces of good seem to be working against you?

When Lucifer himself crawled from Hell to claim Simone, what sacrifices would Shamar make to keep her safe?

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There comes a time when we’ve read a book that makes us feel honored to have been one of the first readers of a story.  That statement applies to this book.  I’m familiar with Ker Dukey’s work and have been a fan since reading Broken.  Then I her follow up novel The Broken Parts of Us which went in a direction I didn’t expect and I was truly impressed with her growth as an author.  After reading My Soul Keeper, I was in awe of the storyline and characters in her latest book.

My Soul Keeper is a story of Simone and Shamar.  Simone is just the typical girl finishing her senior year of high school.  Shamar is the son of Death and has a job he’s been devoted to for centuries until he sees Simone while performing the tasks of his current assignment.  The moment he crosses paths with Simone he’s overwhelmed by his need to know about her and just be in her presence. Though unseen Simone can feel the comfort and calm Shamar presence brings her.  The moment she lays eyes on Shamar she’s consumed by her desire to be with him.  However, as her heart is drawn to Shamar, she feels her body fight the desire for another.

As the battle of good and evil wages on, Simone must too fight the battle between her hear and her body.

“You’re extraordinary.  the light in the darkness, the smell of the meadow, the rain in a desert, the sun in the summer…  Your fresh water in the clearest lake.  You’re the soul of life, Heaven on Earth, the beat in my heart”

As I read the story I could actually envision it as a SciFi movie; which I love.  Angels vs. Demons; good vs. evil and an all consuming love are all wonderful combination for a great read and Ker Dukey did a magnificent job of telling her story and transporting me to a realm where all of this is possible.  My Soul Keeper is the first paranormal romance I’ve read since beginning my romance reads addiction.  If My Soul Keeper is any indication of what I’ve been missing in this genre, I will most certainly be reading more of them.

This Naughty Mom gives My Soul Keeper 5 shining stars and looks forward to exploring more of this romance genre.

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Not seeing Simone all week left my craving for her unsatisfied and vibrating my blood with anticipation for when I could feed it again. New charges have kept me busy and the temptation to touch her when she was reaching out to me in her bedroom after the party nearly consumed and broke me. Distance was what I needed but now I need to see her again. I waited long enough; I have proven to myself that I’m strong and not a fool to human weakness.

Sensing her soul I appear close to her. She’s in a shop so I go to the coffee stool positioned opposite and order a drink. The girl serving me blushes when she hands me my change. I can sense her attraction to me; it radiates off her in waves and has her embarrassed because of it. I smile with a wink at her and drop the change into the tip jar. I hear her intake of breath and laugh quietly to myself as I turn and almost spill my cup onto Simone’s chest.

“Oh my go…,” she gasps and her eyes twinkle with recognition. A smile falls over her face, stilling my heartbeat. “We meet again.” Her soft musical voice flows.

“I’m sorry I nearly scalded your…” I look down at her impressive chest and back to her face, which is tinted with the pink flush from my gaze.

“Body,” I offer with a shake of my head, which earns me a giggle. It nearly floors me. Pulling a stray hair from her mouth, she watches my movements. Parting her lips, her tongue darts out to moisten them; I caress her bottom lip with the pad of my thumb, taking the hair with it across to her cheek. There’s an electrical storm erupting inside my body. Her eyes are glazed; everything around us has fallen into silence, we are the only two who exist in this moment.

My thumb retraces it journey to her mouth with a press of her lips she kisses it. My whole body crackles and tingles. She’s turned on and it magnifies my own arousal. Leaning forward without thought of consequence, I touch my lips to hers. Her body melts into mine; the taste of her red lips is like the sweetest forbidden fruit. The warmth of her tongue slips into my mouth and I meet it with my own: grasping her face deepening the kiss. Her supple body moulds further into mine, her breasts pushing against my chest, our hips pushing into each other’s. The whole world falls away and I feel like Heaven has claimed me and this is it; she is my Heaven.

“Holy shit!” a voice shouts out, ringing in my ears.

Simone pulls away, breathless, her pouty red lips still slightly open and swollen from my kiss. Her eyes roam my face with bewilderment. “That was…”

“Amazing,” I finish her sentence.

Her friend grabs her shoulders and turns her from my gaze. It breaks the spell. I notice we have gathered an audience as were standing in the middle of the mall making out like we were in a private room. She looks around and drops her face to the floor, embarrassed. Lifting her chin, I whisper, “Never look down Simone, only up.” I bring my lips to her forehead before walking away once again.

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COVER REVEAL + GIVEAWAY: Uncontrollable by Shantel Tessier

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Uncontollable Synopsis

Slade thought that life would start to settle down now that Angel had agreed to be his wife.
Boy, was he ever wrong.

One by one things started to happen, and he did everything he could to protect Angel.
There was nothing he wouldn’t do for her.

But he could never have imagined that their lives were going to get so…Uncontrollable

Loyalty will be tested

Love will be tainted

Boundaries will be crossed

Hearts will be shattered

Lies will be told

Secrets will be revealed

Slade and Samantha’s story comes to an end. Will their love get them through what they never saw coming?

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Shantel is a Texas born girl who now lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her high school sweetheart, and their three year old little princess. She considers herself extremely lucky to be a stay at home wife and mother. When she’s not reading or writing, she spends her time with family and friends.

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RELEASE BLITZ: Andromeda (The Andromeda Series) by Amy Bartelloni

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The Andromeda Series
Genre: YA Distopian
Publisher:  Limitless Publishing
SYNOPSIS:
Ten years after a pandemic swept the globe, survivors were forced into factions and camps in order to survive.
Jade and Sera are two orphans who have found refuge in a government camp. It’s there where Jade falls in love with a young soldier, Anyon. But Anyon has his own secrets, carefully guarding a past that involves Sera. Before Jade and Anyon admit their feelings to each other the camp is attacked and they’re separated.
Jade knows to lead Sera to Albany, the last free camp in the east, but the road is dangerous.
Not only must they dodge pockets of infection, but they’re threatened by drifters and gangs. When they arrive in Albany, they find it deserted.
Anyon and his friend Malachi are close on their heels, but not close enough. The Provisional Government is on a mission, and no one is quite prepared for what lies ahead.
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Amy Bartelloni
Amy Bartelloni is a reader, writer, & coffee addict who lives with her husband, 3 children, and various animals in the northeast US. When she’s not playing mom-taxi, you can find her with her nose in a book or her head in the clouds. A people watcher and science fiction junkie, she still believes dreams can come true. Some of her favorite authors include Neil Gaiman, Jasper Fforde, Paulo Coelho, and Stephen King.
 
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RELEASE BLITZ: A GORGEOUS CHAOS by T.K. Leigh

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RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 18 AND UP DUE TO EXPLICIT SEXUAL SITUATIONS, STRONG LANGUAGE, AND GRAPHIC VIOLENCE

How long can you keep a secret from the one you love? How can you possibly say the words that will rip both your worlds apart?

Finally able to face her fears of abandonment, Olivia Adler begins to prepare for the next phase of her life. But Alexander Burnham is still holding on to all the secrets about Olivia’s past, trying to protect her. As days go by, Olivia is slowly starting to remember her past and Alexander realizes it’s only a matter of time until she puts all the pieces together and figures out who he is…

And who she is…

But if she remembers, her life could be in even more danger than it already is, and Alexander cannot have that happen. When shadows from Olivia’s past threaten not only her life, but also those around her, will Alexander finally put Olivia’s needs ahead of his? Will she be able to put all the pieces of her past together in order to save her own life and those that she’s close to? Can she figure out who she can trust and who is threatening her very existence? Gorgeous Chaos is the explosive conclusion to T.K. Leigh’s Beautiful Mess series.

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Have you ever seen an accident? Watched it happen in slow motion and just yelled nooooooooooooo, but knew you could do nothing? That is how I started reading this book … knowing that the volcano of emotions were about to overflow and all I could do was watch. Gorgeous Chaos kept me on the edge of my seat and I honestly could not put it down. I was so desperate to find out Olivia and Alex’s fate. The twists and turns made me gasp with shock. I love how just as I was thinking about a character, blam, the character appeared and had their own closure. The conclusion of this story was amazing. It was exactly what I expected; dirty, delicious, amazing, emotional, frantic, cosmic, the stars aligned with a perfect ending. – Novel Grounds

 

Gorgeous Chaos is such a wild ride and great ending to this series that had me hooked from the beginning. I went in with such apprehension and nervousness. … This is a great ending to such a thrilling series. Although there is suspense, action and some disturbing scenes, T.K. Leigh also gave us those super sexy moments between Alex and Livvy. His love and devotion to her is quite evident and will make you swoon. – Sticky Reads

 

I am not ready to let go of these characters or this story. I feel like I need time to grieve the loss of these books now that they are over! This was the best book in this series. T.K.’s writing is eloquent, a breath of fresh air, and at times with hot sex in it! – Everything Marie

 

 

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RECOMMENDED FOR READERS 18 AND UP DUE TO STRONG LANGUAGE, SEXUAL SITUATIONS, AND MILD VIOLENCE.

What happens when you lose everyone that promised they would always be there for you? How can you protect the few pieces of your shattered heart that remain?

Olivia Adler is a woman with a troubled past. After losing her parents at the young age of six and being raised by an uncle who she lost years later, she refuses to get attached to anyone, including friends. For the past decade, she has been able to remain unattached to any man, too worried about losing someone to get too close. Until Alexander Burnham walks into her life one night and changes everything. But he has issues of his own. And he’s keeping a secret that could turn her world upside-down. Will Olivia let Alexander in enough for him to get close and protect her from a force threatening her very existence, or will she push him away, scared of letting Alexander in, in order to protect her heart?

A Beautiful Mess is the first installment of a three part series sure to captivate the heart with a story of secrets, courage, and love.

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RECOMMENDED FOR READERS 18 AND OVER DUE TO STRONG LANGUAGE, EXPLICIT SEXUAL SITUATIONS, AND MILD VIOLENCE.

How can you continue living when you’re living a lie? How can you convince your body to stop feeling, your soul to stop caring, and your heart to stop beating?

Haunted by her past, Olivia Adler flees Boston for a beach in Florida, leaving everyone behind, trying to shut the world out. Remaining a relative recluse in her self-imposed prison, she tries to turn everything off, wanting to feel nothing. But a new acquaintance won’t let that happen. After being away from Alexander for a month, his voice constantly ringing in her head, reminding her that her inability to confront her demons will not only destroy her, but also him, can she really be expected to want to feel again when it brings nothing but pain?

Back in Boston, everywhere he turns, Alexander Burnham is reminded of Olivia… His Olivia… He tries to dull the ache left in his heart the only way he knows how… in the bed of a beautiful woman. But Alexander isn’t about to lose his Olivia. After a clue comes to light regarding Olivia’s whereabouts, can he convince her to return to Boston with him? When a force that has laid dormant for months resurfaces, can Alexander still protect her from the unknown danger? And when Alexander comes face to face with a shadow of both his and Olivia’s past, will he be able to tell her the secret that is threatening to tear them apart?

A Tragic Wreck is the continuation of T.K. Leigh’s heart-breaking Beautiful Mess series.

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