Wednesday, August 31

*** COVER REVEAL & GIVEAWAY *** Ruin by Clarissa Wild

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Title: Ruin 

Author: Clarissa Wild

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Booming Covers

Release Date: September 20, 2016 



Blurb


Maybell Fairweather was the girl of my dreams. 

Always smiling brightly, she kept going, despite the names her classmates called her behind her back.

She was full of curiosity and independence, the extent of which I could only be jealous of. Even though she had all odds stacked against her, she knew what she wanted from life and pursued it, no matter the cost. 

She was completely my opposite in every way.

Perfect, even though she couldn’t see it.

Perfect … until me. 

Because this is the story of how I ruined her. 


Based on a true story. Standalone Romance. No cliffhanger.









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Excerpt



Sometimes we just have to live the fantasy in order to feel human again. 

“It’s so peaceful out here,” she whispers. 

“Yeah … I love it.” 

“I just wish I could get up and stand under the trees. Just for a little while.” 

I sit up and look at her, waiting until she opens her eyes. “Just standing or more?” 

She smiles as she cocks her head towards me. “And maybe dance a little. If I could.” 

The left side of my lips perk up into a smile. “You can.” 

I get up from the bench, stand in front of her, and hold out both my hands. 

“What are you doing?” she asks. 

“Take my hands.” 

“Why?” She looks at them tentatively. 

“Just take them.” 

It takes her a while to agree, probably because she’s scared. But there’s no reason to be. I won’t let her fall. I never will. 

I pull her up into standing position. 

“Hold onto me for support,” I say, and then take a step back until I’m so far back she has to come to me. “C’mon. Don’t be scared. I’m here.” 

One, two, three. Hop. Her leg sways, but she stays put, putting every ounce of weight on my arms. 

“Again,” I say, taking another step back and tugging her with me. 

She goes along with it, taking another step of blind faith. 

I never take my eyes off her as she continues to hop closer to me. Not even when we reach the center of the field. Leaves are scattered all around us, and when the wind blows a cascade of more leaves follow. Some drop on her head, making her giggle as she brushes them off. 

Still, I can’t stop looking. 

I’m no longer afraid or embarrassed about it. 

I simply am … in love. 

“What now?” she asks. 

I pull her as close as I can so I can wrap both my arms around her. “Put your arms around my neck.” 

She complies, her fingers lacing behind my neck. I can feel the warmth of her skin against mine, and as I soak in the heat of the sun I feel invigorated, strong. Strong enough to carry her across the ocean and back. 

In one go I lift her up, her cheerful squeal creating goosebumps all over my body. Then I start to move my feet, one by one, until I’m no longer just walking … Until I’m dancing in a whirlwind of leaves … dancing with her in my arms. 

The beauty of this place fades in comparison to her. 

And even though I adore every inch of her presence, I do not deserve her. 

But that doesn’t mean I can’t fulfill her dreams. 

Her smile is wide, her teeth sparkling in the light of the sun. She looks so happy. Happier than I’ve ever seen her, and it fills me with something I’ve never experienced before. Hope.

After spinning and circling around for so many times, my head is getting dizzy, so I slowly come to a stop and admire the renewed look on her face. Her rosy cheeks. Her tousled hair floating in the wind. She leans away and grabs my hands as I pull her back to the seat once again.






Author Bio





Clarissa Wild is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author, best known for the dark Romance novel Mr. X. Her novels include the Fierce Series, the Delirious Series, Stalker Duology, Twenty-One (21), Ultimate Sin, VIKTOR, and Bad Teacher. She is also a writer of erotic romance such as the Blissful Series, The Billionaire's Bet 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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*** COVER REVEAL *** Neighbors by Stylo Fantome

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Blurb

Things a good neighbor can do for you:

1. Give you a cup of sugar

2. Let you borrow his lawnmower

3. Water your plants while you're on vacation

4. Make your eyes roll back in your head with his tongue

Katya Tocci has never paid much attention to who lives next door - her career always kept her too busy. She's a good girl, working her way to becoming the most sought after cake designer in all of San Francisco.

But even a good girl's gotta cut loose once in a while, right? So one fake dating profile later, and she's ready to tarnish her squeaky clean image. Little does she know, her fun time is closer to home than she ever imagined.

Throw in a neighbor who wants to corrupt her, and another who just wants to own her, and her entire world is flipped upside down.

Who knew neighbors could be so helpful?

About the Author:


Crazy woman from a remote location in Alaska (where the need for a creative mind is a necessity!), I have been writing since ... forever? Yeah, that sounds about right. I have been told that I remind people of Lucille Ball - I also see shades of Jennifer Saunders, and Denis Leary. So basically, I laugh a lot, I'm clumsy a lot, and I say the F-word A LOT.

I like dogs more than I like most people, and I don't trust anyone who doesn't drink. No, I do not live in an igloo, and no, the sun does not set for six months out of the year, there's your Alaska lesson for the day. I have mermaid hair - both a curse and a blessing - and most of the time I talk so fast, even I can't understand me.

Yeah. I think that about sums me up.


Tuesday, August 30

*** RELEASE BLITZ, EXCERPT, REVIEW & GIVEAWAY *** When the Stars Collide by Micalea Smeltzer

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Title: When Stars Collide
Series: Light in the Dark #2 
Author: Micalea Smeltzer
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: August 30, 2016

Blurb

We were like two stars orbiting each other—dancing around the possibility that one day we might collide. When we finally did, we opened up a black hole, obliterating everything around us. No one would be the same. 

Least of all, us.

Waking up in Vegas married to the guy of your dreams sounds like a good thing, right? Not when you’re Thea Montgomery and said guy is your brother’s best friend. 

Thea and Xander have always avoided the connection between them because her brother would never approve. Now, they’re married— the strongest bond you can have as a couple—and they’re not even a real couple…unless they want to be. 

Thea wants an annulment immediately, but Xander’s waited too long to see her become his and he won’t let her go easily. 

If she wants a divorce, fine, but he wants the summer to convince her that he’s the one. If at the end of the summer she still wants to end their marriage he’ll sign the papers, but until then…

All is not fair in love and war.


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Holy mother of all hangovers.

I’d succumbed to the lure of Vegas and gotten completely wasted. Granted, that’s what everyone did in Las Vegas but I like to think I usually have more sense than the social norm.

I rub my eyes and blink them open. The hotel room comes into formation around me. The walls are a warm golden color and the flat screen on the wall plays some home improvement show. I can see the bathroom from the bed, the tiled walls and large soaking tub.

I roll over onto my side, hoping I can sleep off the hangover, and reel back.

“Oh my God,” I cry, flailing in bed.

My legs kick the sleeping guy beside me.

Not just any sleeping guy.

Oh no.

Xander Kincaid, my brother’s best friend, lays in the bed beside me.

His dark hair tumbles over his forehead and his cheeks are covered with several days worth of scruff. His chest is bare and…holy shit. He’s naked.

I look down.

Oh God, I’m naked too.

“What’s wrong?” He asks, reaching his left hand out to pull me closer to him. That’s when I see it.

“Is that a wedding band?” I scream shrilly.

His eyes narrow. “You don’t fucking remember?”

I shake my head and look at my own hand. A thin silver band rests on my finger. “What did we do?”

He sits up in bed and I try to ignore how adorably rumpled he looks with his hair sticking up.

Everything begins flooding back to me in quick bursts.

Drinks.

Kissing.

Laughter.

Confessions of love and desire.

A wedding chapel.

Vows.

Rings.

A contract.

“We’re married,” I whisper. “Holy shit.” It’s all I’ve ever wanted—to be with Xander, but not like this. Never like this. “My brother is going to kill us.”


My Review 

When Stars Collide is the second in the Light in the Dark standalone series following Rae of Sunshine. It's a brother's best friend meets waking up in vegas NA combination. It was a cute, easy read with a lovable hero and a dash of angst. 

Thea and Xander have grown up together and while Xander has always been best friends with her brother, he's also been one of her best friends as well. Waking up in Vegas, naked and married, during a weekend conference was not how Thea expected her and Xander to finally admit their feelings for each other. While Thea is terrified of what will happen, Xander gets her to agree to spend the summer married and trying to make their relationship work. In secret they learn what it takes to fall in love and stay that way even with the prospect of telling their families that Thea secretly married someone she wasn't even dating at only 19 years old.

Some of my favorite troupes are drunk Vegas weddings and brother's best friend love stories and this was a sweet combination of the two. With it's easy love story and addition of a few emotional bits, I enjoyed When Stars Collide. The climax was really a climax for this book the first book about Thea's brother and really seemed kind of seemed secondary to the plot here, but nonetheless brought closure to both romances. 

Reviewed by Paige 

★★☆ 3 "Try" Stars ☆★★ 

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Book One in the series. Cade and Rae’s story.

Can be read as a standalone. 

Currently FREE everywhere. 

What I remember the most about that day was that it was completely ordinary. Then with one stupid decision everything fell apart and nothing was ever the same.

Rae Wilder wants nothing but a do over—but life doesn’t work that way. She’s stuck living out the consequences of her actions. At times the burden feels unbearable. 

College is supposed to be her second chance. 

New place. 

New people. 

New life. 

No one to know what she did. 

Despite that, she has still vowed to avoid everyone and everything at all costs. 

Unfortunately for her, an accidental run-in with the campus heartthrob, Cade Montgomery, derails that plan. 

He’s determined to thaw the ice around her heart and expose the girl she used to be. He wants to show her that life is worth living for and that she really is a Rae of Sunshine.

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Micalea Smeltzer is a bestselling twenty-something author. She started scribbling stories before she even knew her alphabet. She currently resides in Virginia with her doggie side-kick Ollie. 

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*** RELEASE BLITZ, REVIEW & GIVEAWAY *** This Isn't Over, Baby by K. Webster

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This Isn’t Over, Baby
by K. Webster 
War & Peace 
Publication Date: August 30, 2016 
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Dark Romance

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They’d won the battle and I held up the white flag of defeat… But the war wasn’t OVER. I suffered the aching loss of what they had stolen from me. OVER and OVER again, my heart broke. The white Queen and the black King had taken OVER the game and ruled for what seemed like eternity. Until one day, eternity was finally OVER. I was the dark knight who would rise again and conquer. I was the man who would win OVER the most important piece on the board. A slayer. A protector. A father. A new king with the blackest of hearts. And head OVER heels in love with… The little princess who owned my twisted soul. Sometimes the villains don’t just want their happy ending… They demand it. This isn’t OVER, baby. This will never be OVER. 

Warning: This Isn’t Over, Baby is a dark romance. Strong sexual themes and violence which could trigger emotional distress are found in this story. This story is NOT for everyone.

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My Review 

This is maybe not really going to be a review because EVERYTHING will be a spoiler. But...

This was the craziest, sexiest, dirtiest, pervyest, naughtiest, most brilliant book of the series. I was shocked and awed. I was turned on and disgusted. I was blown away by plot twists and series twists. I fell hard for the villain and rooted for his HEA. And I loved every traumatizing minute of it.

This was K. Webster at her finest.

Reviewed by Paige

★★☆ 5 "Sweet Fancy Moses" Stars ☆★★

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K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers. Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen. 

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Monday, August 29

*** RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW *** Wide Open Spaces by Aurora Rose Reynolds

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“Zach Watters has made a lot of mistakes in his life. But when he sees Shelby Calder looking more beautiful than ever standing outside her childhood home, he promises himself that letting her go won't be a mistake he ever makes again.”

Wide Open Spaces by Aurora Rose Reynolds is LIVE!


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That moment your life changes.

That moment that changes your life.

That moment you love someone more than you love yourself.

That was the moment we gave our son up for adoption and the moment I was left bare. A wide-open space that would forever be empty.

There are moments that define you as a person, moments that prove just how strong you are, moments you push yourself to keep going forward when all you really want to do is give up. It was in one of those moments when I reached out and found him waiting for me.

When Shelby Calder left home fifteen years ago, she never planned on returning to the Alaskan town she left behind. But after the death of her grandfather and a bitter divorce, she hopes going home will be a fresh start for her and her ten-year-old son.

Zach Watters has made a lot of mistakes in his life. But when he sees Shelby Calder, looking more beautiful than ever, standing outside her childhood home, he promises himself that letting her go won't be a mistake he ever makes again.

Some things never change and love is one of them.

My Review

After being introduced briefly to Shelby and Zach with a quick look into their complicated history, I was really excited for this book. And while I was excited, I was also honestly a little apprehensive. I mean their story is heavy. It's beautiful and tragic platform made me a tad wary but knowing Aurora Rose Reynolds and her love of the alpha and the HEA, I dove in. And I'm glad I did. 

Shelby has spent the last 15 years trying to get over her past with Zach and the adoption of her son. She's also a bit jaded now after divorcing her husband and moving back home with her young son. What she doesn't expect is for her old boyfriend to be living next door with his two teenage kids barley a year older than the son they adopted out. Battling her emotions is difficult though when Zach reintroduces himself back into her life and as tensions with her ex heat up. 

In ARR fashion, Shelby and Zach have insta-everything, but since I expect it, I actually look forward to it in her books. Both are now single navigating a life they never thought they'd be living but second chances are rare and they're able to admit they still love each other. In the first book of the series, I felt like some of the emotion was missing but I didn't feel that here. I actually had a clammy hands and a nervous stomach as I read the first part as Shelby revisited her past. It was not at all the way she thought it was and I found much relief in that. I would say that safety readers are okay to read this and outside drama is really only a minimum. I would have liked to have a more in depth look at their relationship and reunion, but I was happy to see them (and their kids) portrayed pretty realistically even if the situation they found themselves in would probably face many more obstacles in the real world. The sex was also HOT though there was a lot of it taking the place of relationship tidbits I would have loved but ARR knows how to write steam.

As this story wrapped up and introduced the couple in the next book, Ms Reynolds has me absolutely salivating for an even more emotional and heart-wretching addition to this series. I cannot wait for it.

Reviewed by Paige 

★★☆ 3.5 "Full Circle" Stars ☆★★ 

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Aurora Rose Reynolds is a navy brat whose husband served in the United States Navy. She has lived all over the country but now resides in New York City with her Husband and pet fish. She's married to an alpha male that loves her as much as the men in her books love their women. He gives her over the top inspiration everyday. In her free time she reads, writes and enjoys going to the movies with her husband and cookie. She also enjoys taking mini weekend vacations to nowhere, or spends time at home with friends and family. Last but not least she appreciates everyday and admires it's beauty.


***BLOG TOUR & REVIEW*** Two Can Play by Victoria Ashley & Hilary Storm

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Title: Two Can Play
Series: Alpha Chat Book #2
Authors: Victoria Ashley & Hilary Storm
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 22








Alphachat.com – That’s all the info you need to get off in the privacy of your own room, office or hell… even in a public fucking pool.

Whatever gets you wet.

Lynx brought me into the Alpha House because he knows I can give the women what they want.

They want to see me take my pants off, so I give them a big fucking surprise. They want to see me stroke myself, so I do it with both hands, giving them the show of their lives.

It’s been fun and games for the last few months and money is flowing in faster than I can count it. Anyone I want, my fine ass can get.

Until Karma walks into the Alpha House and changes the damn game.

She wants to play hard to get and pretend that she doesn’t want me every damn day.

Well… She’s about to find out that Two Can Play.


Review

XXL HOT!!!!!

Wow! I'm absolutely loving this series! This is book 2 in the AlphaChat.com series. Next up is Blaze. We met him in Pay for Play. He's recently took on more of a role in running AlphaChat since Lynx is now retired and loved up. He's loving getting involved and wants to up their game. He's had his fair share of women but lately he can't get the Red headed Karma out of his mind. Ever since she Jacob's Laddered his XL part he's been thinking of her.

Karma is an independent sassy woman who is a Tattoo artist and she also does piercings. She runs her own shop and is looking to expand. Her an Lynx come to an agreement where once a week she tattoo's or pierces someone for the AlphaChat audience. She attends a famous party at the Alpha house and Blaze quickly hunts her down. She agrees to a night with Blaze knowing it will be nothing more than a fling. No strings attached and walks away immediately after. Blaze is having none of that. He doesn't want a relationship but he loves the chase. And chase he does! the story goes from here.

The story is like an erotic Tom and Jerry episode. I'll let you decide which ones which. I actually loved their relationship. Karma was so determined to hold onto her independence for various reasons trying her hardest to keep Blaze at arms length. But Blaze, relentless and determined never gave in. Not once not even a little waiver. Even when he gave her space it was on his terms. It wasn't really space it was part of plan. I actually really love this quality in an Alpha. There was no "OK i give up" hell no!! He's so confident he has no doubts at all!!! Now that right there is sexy as hell!! Some may say stalker haha but not me that is Alpha!!! Don't worry about Karma though, she is no push over it's just her head says one thing and body another. Blaze read the body an got it bang on!! literally BANG on!!

The story kept me reading in fact i stayed up till 5am reading... whooops. One of the things I'm loving about this series is meeting all the other Alpha's as i go along. There's plenty to choose from, something for everyone from rough and ready, to cowboy to twins to kinky to well yeah you get my point. I'm already excited for certain members and that right there is the making of a great series!

As expected from a book about men who pleasure ladies from the other end of a computer the "scenes" are OFF THE CHARTS! Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes oooooooh god yes!!! phhhhewwwwww XL, 2 hands required with the stamina to keep going all night long.... yes bloody please!!!

Highly recommend this book. You can probably read it as a standalone but you would be missing out on another great read by not reading Pay for Play first. You have to meet Lynx!! Another great great series i will be re-reading.... in private.... with toys.... over and over again!!!!

★★☆5 ALPHA STARS☆★★

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Victoria Ashley grew up in Rockford, IL and has had a passion for reading for as long as she can remember. After finding a reading app where it allowed readers to upload their own stories, she gave it a shot and writing became her passion.

She lives for a good romance book with tattooed bad boys that are just highly misunderstood and is not afraid to be caught crying during a good read. When she’s not reading or writing about bad boys, you can find her watching her favorite shows such as Sons Of Anarchy, Supernatural and The Walking Dead.

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Hilary Storm lives with her high school sweetheart and three children in Oklahoma. She drives her husband crazy talking about book characters everyday like they are real people. She graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University with an MBA in Accounting and has a full time job as an accountant. Her passions include being a mom, writing, reading, photography, music, mocha coffee, and spending time with friends and family. She is the author of the International Best Selling ‘Rebel Walking’ Series, Bryant Brothers Series, Inked Brothers Series, Six and co-author of The Elite Forces Series book Ice! Sign up for her newsletter here: http://goo.gl/forms/d0UON5HIUC

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Sunday, August 28

*** RELEASE BOOST *** BLIND by Xavier Neal

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Aside from being blind to the fact his best friend, Maxx Hughes, is madly in love with him, Logan 

'Unbreakable' Kellar has it made. He's the best amateur fighter at TKO, has a buffet line of women 

desperate to be taken by him, and three friends that are his family. However, when Maxx crosses over 

from Logan's blind spot on the side lines to the dead center of his vision, he realizes that he can't stay 

blind to the fact this girl, is the girl.













Blear (A Senses Series Companion Novel)

Release Date: September 3rd, 2016

Aside from convincing his three year old daughter the importance of eating vegetables and his older son the necessity of space in relationships, retired MMA world champ, Logan "Unbreakable" Kellar, has one important goal in life right now, and that's making sure his pregnant wife knows how much he loves her. However, when their family vacation takes several unexpected turns, unforeseen decisions will have to be made. Will Logan be able to take the sucker punches life throws or will everything he knows as family become just a blear?








Xavier Neal is an up and coming Author and Blogger. She lives in Texas where she spends her time getting lost in writing and reading. She loves Tex-mex, fandoms, and laughing. Feel free to spend her a message any time!










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