Sunday, April 28, 2013

REVIEW: TOXIC

TOXIC (DENAZEN #2) BY

JUS ACCARDO


Published: October 16th 2012 
Publisher: Entangled Teen
**Ecopy Provided by publusher in exchange of an honest review*


When a Six saved Kale's life the night of Sumrun, she warned there would be consequences. A trade-off. Something taken for the life they gained. But Dez never imagined she'd lose the one thing she'd give anything to keep... And as if it's not enough Dez finds her immunity to Kale fading, the Six brought in to help Kale learn to control his killer touch starts drooling on him the moment they meet. Worse than that? Jade can touch Kale. But bimbo Barbie is the least of Dez's problems.

After Dez and Kale got away at Sumrun, her father lost not only his most powerful weapon but an important piece of the Supremacy project. Forced by Denazen to remedy the situation, he poisons Dez and offers her a choice--surrender to Denazen for the cure...or die. Determined to find a solution that doesn't involve being bagged and tagged--or losing someone she loves--Dez keeps the poison a secret. But when a rash of Denazen attacks hit a little too close to home, Dez is convinced there's a traitor among them. Jade.

Sacrifices, broken promises, and secrets. Dez will have to lay it all on the line if there's any hope of proving Jade's guilt before they all end up Residents of Denazen. Or worse, dead...






Make some room people 'cause Dez and Kale are back!
I can't tell you guys how much I've waited to read this! And the only way I can describe this book is"train wreck". You just know you're not gonna like where Jus is going with this but you can't help yourself, you need to keep reading anyway.
“Karma, continuing the Screw Dez kick it seemed to be on lately...”
Toxic is a good second instalment in the series, in a way it works as the slow chapter in the middle of the book, and I totally get some of the low rating reviews, but at the same time a lot happens.
This book is more about the characters than the story.
Dez
She goes through some major changes. We see a much more vulnerable and less confident side of her that I totally love. Losing her immunity to Kale’s touch and having Jade throwing herself at him with no problem makes Dez (and me) crazy. I mean, come on! His girlfriend is RIGHT THERE! But still, the choices she makes, while not the smartest were with her best intentions at heart and I get it. Also while some reactions may look childish or immature, others were simplistic and reasonable, so in all her develop was great considering she was dying slowly and with no one to hold her.
“What was I doing? What I did best. Crazy shit.”
Kale
I can’t tell you how much I like him and want to knock some sense into him at the same time. Reading Untouch before probably makes you understand his reactions and way of thinking much more than just watching him through Dez eyes, but still his inexperience about the outside world make him all kinds of deadly adorableness.
“Because if you try to do it again, I'll touch you. Then the only thing you'll be touching is the wind as you're scattered across the world.”
Kale wants nothing else from Jade than learning to control his powers and while he knows she wants him, he doesn’t wanna hurt her. I loved how determined he was in learning control and how sure he was through it all that Dez is the only girl he’ll ever love.
The relationship between them in this book is heartbreaking. They are so close and yet so far apart it physically hurts.
And what also hurts a lot is watching him suffering because he knows Dez is hiding something and won’t tell him...  
Jade
Jade... is the one character you just love to hate. More than that you just kinda hate her because she’s messing with (your) Dez’s guy. She wants you to hate her and it works. But that's it, she the redhead bimbo who's hot for Kale... Yeah let's dislike her together.
“Hands on hips, Jade snickered. "I'm invincible. Go ahead and give it your best shot."
"I wonder how invincible you'd be if I shoved an M-80 up your ass?
Alex
“Wow. And there it is. Your inner asshole just bled through.”
I have a massive crush on Alex since book one, I mean bad boy with piercings? Yeah totally my type, even though he has some jerky tendencies. In Toxic he goes up in my list. He’s still the Alex we know and love but he goes and proves what a great character and guy he is.
Able and Aubrey
And last but never least, the wonder twins.
They really make some interesting characters, I won’t say anything not to spoil but the ending? yeah didn’t see that one coming!
“The first one flashed me a tight-lipped smile and tipped an imaginary hat. “I’m Aubrey, and this is my brother—”
“Able. Yeah, that’s me,” the second finished. Up close, I could hear the slight difference in their voices. Able had an odd, almost accent. He didn’t quite pronounce his Ss right. They almost sounded like Zs.”
My favourite Scene
Alex and Kale’s fight!
I know, I know from all the book? Yes, from all the book that was my fav part. It’s just with everything that goes on in this book and the feelings between them it was about time they finally got to let out some steam, you know? The waiting was so worth it!
The extra scene
AHH We get Kale’s POV in one of the most NONONO scenes and it was awesome like him. I loved that.
The Ending
Yup Train Wreck right there... I’m really glad I didn’t read Toxic until now that Tremble is coming out so soon, I don’t think I can wait for so long!
General thoughts
Toxic starts amazingly and in the middle of the action, just as Touch. But as I said earlier the book for me is more about the character development than the plot itself. There’s not a lot to add to the blurb, so you pretty much get an idea about it. And, for me at least, the real spy was clear. Dez isn’t the strong and invincible heroin from book one because she’s going through some major Karma get back as she’d call it, she can’t see things clearly.
The plot obviously has some very important facts, that to the story as it all it makes a big difference, but for the book itself, it lacks the overall excitement and fast paced feel thatTouch had.
While you wait for Tremble to come out, you should totally read Faceless, Brandt’s story. He’s awesome as his cousin Dez and trust he’s definitively Book Boyfriend Material

       




About Jus Accardo

JUS ACCARDO spent her childhood reading and learning to cook. Determined to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps as a chef, she applied and was accepted to the Culinary Institute of America. At the last minute, she realized her path lay with fiction, not food, and passed on the spot to pursue writing. Jus is the bestselling author the popular Denazen series from Entangled publishing and is currently working on the first book in a new adult series due out summer 2013. A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and sometimes guard bear, Oswald.

       

Friday, April 26, 2013

BOOK PROMO + GIVEAWAY: UNTOUCHED by MELODY GRACE


UNTOUCHED by Melody Grace
Publication date: May 14th
Emerson Ray is trouble. Juliet knows it the minute she lays eyes on Cedar Cove’s resident bad boy. Forced to spend her summer before college in the sleepy beach town, she never expected to crash into the most devastating guy she’s ever met—or for Emerson’s blue eyes to strip through her dark secrets, and make her feel a desire she’s never known. Their connection is undeniable, but Juliet is torn. She knows, once she gives him everything, there’ll be no turning back.

Juliet McKenzie is dangerous. Emerson can tell from the way she blows through all his defences, laying bare the demons he’s carried alone all his life. He’s left a trail of broken hearts and empty beds in his wake, but Juliet is different. Her innocence is intoxicating—and the passion she keeps hidden, just below the surface. He wants to be the only one to set it free, but with every kiss, he’s closer to losing control and doing the one thing he swore he never would: fall in love.

One summer. Two damaged hearts. Their story is only just beginning…

UNTOUCHED is a prequel novella to the USA Today Bestselling UNBROKEN. It also can be read as a stand-alone story.




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BOOK PROMO + GIVEAWAY: ECHO BY ALICIA WRIGHT BREWSTER


The countdown clock reads ten days until the end of the world. The citizens are organized. Everyone's been notified and assigned a duty. The problem is . . . no one knows for sure how it will end.

Energy-hungry Mages are the most likely culprit. They travel toward a single location from every corner of the continent. Fueled by the two suns, each Mage holds the power of an element: air, earth, fire, metal, water, or ether. They harness their powers to draw energy from the most readily available resource: humans.

Ashara has been assigned to the Ethereal task force, made up of human ether manipulators and directed by Loken, a young man with whom she has a complicated past. Loken and Ashara bond over a common goal: to stop the Mages from occupying their home and gaining more energy than they can contain. But soon, they begin to suspect that the future of the world may depend on Ashara's death.




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Alicia Wright Brewster is a mild-mannered lady of average height and above average paranormal obsession. By day, she works in an office. At night she is an author, an electronics junkie, and a secret superhero. (Please don't ask what her superpower is; that's not very polite.)

In her virtually non-existent free time, she loves to read, watch movies, and eat food. She is particularly fond of the food-eating and makes a point to perform this task at least three times per day, usually more.

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SNEAK PEEK of ECHO...


A metal plate occupied the wall to the right of the door. Loken pressed his hand to it. The door slid away and disappeared into the left side of the doorway. Loken stepped through and down the stairs on the other side. His footsteps clanged against the metal steps as he descended.

Unlike in the overly bright training room on the other side of the building, dim lights filled this room with shadows. The team clustered at the bottom of the steps, blocking my view. As they shuffled slowly out of the way, I caught sight of what had stopped everyone else in their tracks.

A glass wall separated us from what looked like a large cell. The only entry point into the cell was another thick metal door with a security pad next to it. Behind the glass, three people stood as far away from one another as they could possibly get within the enclosed space: a hugely tall man, a woman with blond hair that hung past her waist, and a smaller man. All three were nude.

They looked human but . . . wrong somehow. Despite their lack of clothing, they made no effort to cover themselves. The larger man’s muscles bulged in odd places. While the woman wasn’t as massive, her body was more toned than any woman I’d ever met, more so than even Elder Ethereal.

From across the room, their black eyes cut through the darkness. A chill raced up and down my back like icy fingertips.

I stared at the smaller man. His eyes bore through me. I wondered if he saw me at all, or if he just happened to be looking where I was standing. At first glance, I’d thought him to be relatively slight. Although the other man dwarfed him, his thin arms were as tight as a predator’s, coiled to strike. The sharp planes of his face only emphasized the eerie black of his eyes, sunken into their sockets.

Loken’s voice startled me from the man’s hypnotic gaze. “In case you haven’t guessed it, these three are—”

“Mages,” I whispered.





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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Cover Reveal: Precious Things



Precious Things
Release Date: May 2013
Cover Deisgned by: Allie Brennan of B Design 
Cover reveal organized by: YA Bound

Summary from Goodreads:
Isabelle Andrews isn’t supposed to be here. She isn’t supposed to be a freshman at Hartford Community College, she isn't supposed to be living at home and working at her dad’s failing bakery, and she definitely isn’t supposed to be taking Intro to Electronic Music Production, a class that will get her nowhere toward her goal of an English Ph.D. by age twenty-five. But when her dad’s latest business fiasco eats up her college fund, Hartford Community College is exactly where Isabelle finds herself—and thanks to her late enrollment, she doesn’t even get to choose her classes. Stuck with Electronic Music and way-too-easy English courses, Isabelle is determined to wallow in all the misery she feels entitled to.


But community college brings some unexpected benefits…like the fact that a certain overworked, over-scheduled Electronic Music professor hands over most of his duties to his teaching assistant. His tall, green-eyed, absolutely gorgeous teaching assistant. When TA Evan Strauss discovers Isabelle’s apathy toward electronic music—and, well, all music—he makes it his mission to convert her. The music Evan composes stirs something inside Isabelle, but she can’t get involved—after all, she’ll be transferring out as soon as possible. 

Still, no matter how tightly Isabelle holds on to her misery, she finds it slipping away in the wake of all Hartford Community offers: new friendships, a surprisingly cool poetry professor, and most of all, Evan. But Evan’s dream of owning his own music studio is as impractical as Isabelle’s dad’s bakery, and when Evan makes a terrible decision, everything Isabelle has gained threatens to unravel. Soon Isabelle discovers that some of the most important lessons take place outside the classroom…and that in life, as in Evan’s favorite Depeche Mode song, the most precious things can be the hardest to hold on to.



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Stephanie Parent is a graduate of the Master of Professional Writing program at USC and attended the Baltimore School for the Arts as a piano major. She moved to Los Angeles because of Francesca Lia Block's WEETZIE BAT books, which might give you some idea of how much books mean to her. She also loves dogs, books about dogs, and sugary coffee drinks both hot and cold.
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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Cover Reveal: WILDFIRE GOSPEL




I'm not even going to lie to you. Writing the third book was fun!! It's probably my favorite one out of the series so far, because the characters' powers have evolved and. . .I'm continuing to grow as a writer. 

Writing has become a second skin for me now, and walking through the Santeria Habitat is like visiting home.

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   Lanore's TO  DO    LIST         
                              
#1- Set Dante on fire until he’s nothing but smoke and ash.

#2- Find Nona and Mother Earth, tie them to a tree, and create the biggest bonfire Santeria has ever seen.

#3- Find out if there is anybody higher in Mother Earth's psychotic chain of command.

#4- Burn anybody else to a crisp if they get in my fucking way.

Lanore destroys her old beliefs of nonviolence. Flames of revenge now fuel her movements forward. Too many of her loved ones have died and she's done shedding tears. Sadly, she can't boil Dante's blood just yet. He has the resources to help Zulu and her. And they really need them. Discovering Mother Earth's whereabouts is difficult to say the least. She's not what they thought she was. She's something more. 

Meanwhile, Lanore's father is missing. Normally, that wouldn't trigger her to stress, but there's been whispers spreading around the habitat like a wildfire. People have spotted a Demon with feline eyes and fire spotted cheetah skin, one that appeared at the Masquerade Ball right after MeShack was killed. She's hoping Graham will have some answers. 

Is this Demon a coincidence or nothing at all? Is she's just grasping at a last bit of hope that somehow MeShack is alive or should she face the truth of his death? 



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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

REVIEW: RUNNING HOME

RUNNING HOME (RUN #3) BY CAMI CHECKETTS
Published: April 8th 2013 
Publisher: Birch River

**E Copy provided by the author in exchange of an honest review*

In Cassidy’s battle against human trafficking there are two choices: run or be captured.

Cassidy's humanitarian mission takes an ugly turn when human traffickers attack. Cassidy doesn’t know where to run—home to America, into Jesse’s arms, or any direction she can to escape the traffickers. Innocent families are being ripped apart and Cassidy must decide if she’s brave enough to stop running and join the fight.







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So let's recap about Cassie's life and her running...

Cassie is unfortunate enough to win a place in a marathon but her new good-looking runner buddy might just make it up for it. And then of course we have super hot and mysterious (and let's not forget tattooed) doctor who's always there when she needs him.

In book one, human traffickers kidnap Cassie to try to get her father out of his hidding place. 
In book two,  the slavers are back and want Cassie. We also see how she must overcome what Jesse is, and what he's willing to do to help. 

In book three (That might or might not be the last one) Cassie is in Mexico fighting along Jesse and her father. Even Tasha is there to help them! But the Slaver are still in the game and Muscle Man is back too... 

This is probably the shortest novella in the series, but it doesn't disappoint. 
Cassie knows what happens in the world, she knows how the slavers work and she's seen the people in the villages and how everything affects them first hand. She wants to be part of the difference while another part of her wants to be back in The States safely and with the man she loves.

Running Home is full of action. Cassie's friend are in danger. It's a race against time to free the villagers and save themselves. 

It's a super fast read that keeps you in the edge of your seat all along. What's beautiful about Cami's writing is that she can put in some funny moments and love scenes in the middle of such a tension filled page and still make it work. 
And what I really loved about the whole series is how between everything that's going on in their lives, Cassie and Jesse still have to go through normal relationships problems. This time, is about proving each others love. 

We have all the characters we love again here, and they all stay true to themselves, even the bad guys. 
If we don't get another Jesse and Cassie story I at least hope we get a Tasha one. She's really great. 

Don't forget to pick up your free copy of Dead Running HERE ;) Trust me, you don't wanna miss it!


ABOUT CAMI


Cami Checketts is married and the proud mother of four future WWF champions. Sometimes between being a human horse, cleaning up magic potions, and reading Bernstein Bears, she gets the chance to write fiction.


Cami graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Exercise Science. Cami teaches strength training classes at her local rec and shares healthy living tips on her fitness blog: http://fitnessformom.blogspot.com.

Cami and her family live in the beautiful Cache Valley of Northern Utah. During the two months of the year it isn't snowing, she enjoys swimming, biking, running, and water-skiing.



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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

FREE BOOKA AND SALE ALERT! RUNNING SERIES

Dead Running is free April 16-20th to celebrate the release of the third book in the Run series, Running Home. Dying to Run and Running Home are only $.99.




Cassidy Christensen is running.

Running from the mercenaries who killed her parents.
Running from a scheming redhead intent on making her life miserable.
Running from painful memories that sabotage her dreams of happiness.
With two very tempting men competing for her attention, she hopes she'll finally have someone to run to, but can she trust either of them? When secrets from her past threaten her family, Cassidy decides to stop running and fight for her future.

"Dead Running was everything I was hoping it would be, captivating, invigorating, and a page turner that I could not, would not, put down! CamiChecketts writes books that will make you think, and make you feel. She captivated me with The Sister Pact, and doesn't lose speed with her newest 'must read', Dead Running." 

Sheila DeChantal
Book Reviewer - Book Journey

"Dead Running can make a claim not many mystery/thrillers can, and that is that it is also really funny. I loved everything about the book. There was murder, romance, family bonds, 5K training, humor, good guys, bad guys, and an ending that left room for a sequel."
Vicki
Book Reviewer - I'd Rather Be Reading At The Beach



Cassidy Christensen wants to run.

Captured by the traffickers who killed her mother, Cassidy's only hope is Dr. Tattoo, a man she loves but nobody trusts. When she finally gets a chance to run, someone else she cares about is taken. Running might be her only chance at survival, but Cassidy won't allow another family member to be killed in her place. 




In Cassidy’s battle against human trafficking there are two choices: run or be captured.
Cassidy's humanitarian mission takes an ugly turn when human traffickers attack. Cassidy doesn’t know where to run—home to America, into Jesse’s arms, or any direction she can to escape the traffickers. Innocent families are being ripped apart and Cassidy must decide if she’s brave enough to stop running and join the fight.

CamiChecketts has done it again! Running Home is fast-paced and action packed with enough romantic moments to satisfy any romance junkie. It's a wonderful third installment of the Run series and a really fun read.
Rachael Anderson, Author of The Reluctant Bachelorette

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Saturday, April 13, 2013

BOOK BLAST: WELCOME TO PARADISE



Welcome to Paradise
By Rosalind James
Contemporary Romance
Date Published: 4/12/13

Synopsis:


By the bestselling author of the Escape to New Zealand series—They’re going to party like it’s 1885.
Mira Walker is hoping that competing on a “living history” reality show will give her what’s missing from her real life. Maybe she’ll get closer to her boyfriend, who hasn’t been all that nice to her lately. Get fired up about her job again. Who knows, she might even win a million dollars.
Gabe Kincaid and his brother Alec are after that million too, though. Mira and Scott are no threat at all, not when everybody involved is going to want to kill Scott after the first day. And there’s no bond stronger than a twin’s. What could possibly go wrong?


EXCERPT

Gabe began to haul out suitcases, then stopped in his tracks.
A couple spaces beyond, a young woman stood next to a glossy black BMW with its door open, her gaze turned up to the eastern skyline. Gabe could see why. The view was tinted with a rose pink that lay softly over the mountains, giving them an almost ethereal glow.
She sensed his presence behind him, turned with a warm smile that was a perfect complement to the light bathing the landscape behind her. “Alpenglow,” she told him happily.
“What?” he asked stupidly.
“That’s what they call that pink thing. Alpenglow. Isn’t it beautiful?”
“Yeah,” he smiled slowly. “It sure is.”
She nodded, looked back at the mountains with a sigh, leaving Gabe free to take in the view that interested him most. She wasn’t especially slim—in fact, she was downright . . .rounded. Arms, breasts, hips, it was all there, all the good stuff. A nicely defined waist, too, in a slightly crumpled short-sleeved summer dress that flared out at the hem. Long, shiny brown hair caught on the side of her head in a simple braid that reached nearly to her hips, ended in a curly tail. All right, she was attractive. A pretty face, nice hair, a beautiful smile, but she certainly wasn’t gorgeous. So why was he staring at her?
“Cute,” Alec said quietly beside him.
“Yeah.” Gabe gave himself a shake and began to turn away.
“Hey.” The man was striding quickly across the parking lot. Light brown hair, parted neatly. Slim and tall, somewhere between Gabe’s six foot and Alec’s six-two. And, Gabe realized, the same asshole who’d flipped them off earlier, at the light. Frowning, now, as he came to join the woman. “What are you doing? I’ve been waiting for you.”
“Sorry,” she said. “I was just looking at the view.”
“Did you get the car cleaned out?”
“Not yet.”
He sighed impatiently. “I’ve got all our stuff inside already, and unpacked, while you’ve been standing here. Could you get a move on, please? I want to go to dinner.”
“Sorry,” she said again. “It’s just so beautiful.”
The man smiled tightly, still not acknowledging Gabe or Alec, who had come up to stand beside his brother and watch the pair. “All I’m asking for is a bit of focus here, sweetie. Eyes on the prize, remember? Can you do that for me?”
“Of course,” she said. Gabe could see the flush spreading up her cheeks, her embarrassment at the reproof in front of strangers. Not his business, he reminded himself.
None of his business at all.


Author Bio:

Rosalind James is the author of the bestselling “Escape to New Zealand” series.“Welcome to Paradise” is her first book set in the United States. A former marketing executive, Rosalind divides her time between California and New Zealand.


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REVIEW: HIS SOUTHERN TEMPTATION


HIS SOUTHERN TEMPTATION (THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN #2) BY ROBIN COVINGTON
Published: April 2013
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
**E-Copy provided by the publisher in exchange of an honest review**
Some women are bad. Some women are a bad idea. The best ones are both…
A former Black Ops assassin, “Lucky” Landon has had more near-misses than a man should ever have. Now he’s out of that business and settling into the simple life in his small hometown. So the last thing he ever expected was to end up at gunpoint. Or that the woman holding the gun would be his best friend’s little sister and Lucky’s on-again/off-again lover.
Taylor Elliott is Trouble, and she likes it that way. And seeing Lucky again? Well, he’s been her dirty little secret for the past few years and everyone knows that secrets in a small town are almost impossible to keep. But Taylor has bigger problems on her plate. Like the local mob boss who wants her dead.
And right now the only thing standing between Trouble and disaster is a hottie named Lucky…

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Lucky is back in town tired of working for the government and determined to buy his father's farm and settle down to live a quiet life. 
Taylor is back in town to help pack up her family's belongings before they sell the house.
But neither of them was counting in seeing each other again... especially not sharing a house for three weeks... 

His Southern Temptation is a sexy, sweet and intriguing read. 
Lucky is all you want in a man. He has a dark past he's trying to forget, but he's determined and boy does he know how to charm a woman. He's equal parts funny, intense, sweet and HOT. 
Taylor on the other hand is more of a wild child. She's not looking for marriage, just a few weeks of fun between good friends and perfect lovers while they're on the same place. But Lucky wants more... and he's gonna make this three weeks worth it. 

I can't tell you how emotional this book is. Taylor and Lucky will break your heart, have you screaming in frustration and believing in love all in the same scene. 
In a way they do want the same: Each other. But they also want to go after their dreams, and that is in different states... let's not forget that Taylor has a bit of commitment issues so yeah... heartbreak is near and constant. 

The pull they feel for each other is intense, and the way they fit together feels as natural as breathing.
Ms. Covington really makes a wonderful job bringing this wild and sweet characters to life and making them real in the pages. The emotions are so well written that you can really connect to the book.
The pace is great, with lots of action both in the bed and out thanks to the mob going after Taylor. I really liked that touch to the story, it give Taylor and Lucky a perfect opportunity to decide what to do. The secondary characters add in a funny way to the story.. and sometimes they don't really help them but they make it entertaining. 

I'm really looking forward to the other books in this series.  



About Robin


On her fortieth birthday, Robin Covington decided that having a mid-life crisis and finding a boy-toy were far too tacky, so she delved a little deeper into the “bucket list” and pulled out the long-shelved dream of becoming an author. Now, she spends her time writing sizzling romance where the hero and heroine can’t keep their hands off each other.
She doesn’t miss the boy-toy at all.
Happily exploring the theme of fooling around and falling in love, her stories burn up the sheets…. one page at a time.
Her debut novel, A NIGHT OF SOUTHERN COMFORT, will soon be released by the Indulgence Imprint at Entangled Publishing.
Robin is a member of the Romance Writers of America, the Washington Romance Writers, a faculty member at Romance University, a guest contributor to the Happy Ever After Blog at USA Today, and a member of the Waterworld Mermaids,.
She received her Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Mary Baldwin College in 1991 and her J.D. from the University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law in 1994.  She currently works as an attorney for the United States Navy.
Robin lives in Maryland with her hilarious husband, brilliant children, and ginormous puppy.  You can find Robin on her blog, Burning Up the Sheets, on Facebook and Twitter (@RobinCovington).

Thursday, April 11, 2013

COVER REVEAL: NEVER LET YOU FALL



Never Let You Fall
Book One - The Prophesy of Tyalbrook
A YA Fantasy Romance Series
Expected Release Date- May 1, 2013
Blurb: Orphaned at 7, with no memory of her past or the family she lost, 17 year old Skye Martin is tired of being alone and afraid. After a hard night of partying, Skye wakes up alone in an unfamiliar hotel. All she can remember is the deep voice of her rescuer and his promise: “I am safe.” Xander has been tasked with watching Skye from afar for the past two years, in order to keep her safe from the demons that hunt her. An easy job - until a pair of red glowing eyes reveal themselves to Skye, and Xander, in a moment of weakness, is forced to break his cover to protect her. Never good at trusting people, Skye is inexplicably drawn to Xander and the immediate bond she feels for him. However, Xander is filled with secrets and ties to her past that threaten to thrust Skye into a world she could never imagine existed… As she begins to unravel the truth about who Xander is and the details surrounding her family, she discovers that she might just be the key to saving everything...  And, most importantly, she finds that there has always been someone by her side who would never let her fall…
About the Author 
Having grown up in both the cold, quiet town of Topsham, Maine and the steamy, southern hospitality of Mobile, Alabama, Michele is something of a enigma.  She is an avid Yankees fan, loves New England, being outdoors and misses snow.  However she thinks southern boys are hotter, Alabama football is the only REAL football out there and sweet tea is the best thing this side of heaven and her children’s laughter!  Her family, a doting hubby and three little minnions, have planted their roots in the middle of Michele’s two childhood homes in Charlotte, North Carolina.   Never Let You Fall is Michele’s first novel and she is beyond thrilled to have finally followed up on a dream she has held for over 20 years!  God willing there will be many many more books to follow.
Catch up with Michele online at michelegmiller.blogspot.com , on Twitter @chelemybelles or on Facebook

Monday, April 8, 2013

BLOG TOUR + GIVEAWAY: MY EVERYTHING



MY EVERYTHING (BEAUMONT 1.5)

BY HEIDI MCLAUGHLIN

Published March 18th 2013 by Mad Bear Publishing

When Nick Ashford lost his friend, Mason, he didn’t realize he was going to lose his family as well, but that’s exactly what happened. Alone and in a foreign country, Nick is working on rebuilding his life one patient at a time, that is, until a striking volunteer makes her presence known.

Can Nick finish his year in Africa without risking his heart being broken again, or is he willing to start a new chapter in his life before his return to Beaumont?




A heartbroken man who is looking to move on. A second chance at love. That's what My Everything is about. Nick had everything we wanted from life, a woman he loves and a kid he raised as his own, but suddenly everything changed and he lost them. 

I have to say that you'll need to read Forever My Girl in order to understand and appreciate the story in its fullest form. My Everything and Nick story is so related to what happens in there that is necessary. Nick was in a way, the collateral damage to their happy ending. 

He travels to Africa to volunteer as a way to heal himself and do what he loves the most. The story is very touching. Through flashbacks, Heidi show us what Nick felt while he was with Josie... and at points I got the feeling he wasn't completely over her, but the pain and regret he feels for walking out on Noah like that is what is really about. I don't think he can ever forgive himself for that, but through his eyes, you can see why he did it. 

Aubrey is a great character. She's strong and just what Nick needs, even though he doesn't want to risk his heart again. 
As he lets Aubrey in he realizes that the relationship he had with Josie wasn't really love... not the kind of epic love he really wants. 

And once he can pull himself together and love again, he needs to go back to Beaumont and face the consequences of his actions and try to rebuilt what he had with Noah. 

My everything is a lovely short novella, a little shy of 100 pages, so you can enjoy it in one reading. For those of us who love Liam, this will make you see Nick with different eyes... he still doesn't get as far as Liam in my book boyfriend list, but he's now into the good boys. 
Heidi once again did a wonderful job with the characters and the story. It will leave you wanting more. 

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About Heidi



Heidi is the author of USA Today, Digital Book World, Amazon and Barnes & Noble Bestselling novel, Forever My Girl

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell and two Parakeets.

During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she's writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting court-side during either daughter's basketball games.


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