Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Ruin by Clarissa Wild Blitz and Giveaway


Ruin
Clarissa Wild
Publication date: September 20th 2016
Genres: New Adult, Romance
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:
He winks, and somehow, it makes me blush.
For some reason, it’s hard to look away too.
“What’s your name?” I ask.
“Alexander Wright.”
I smile. “Maybell Fairweather.”
“Hmm … Maybell … nice name.”
“Thanks.” I blush.
I don’t know why or what it is about him, but he has this gentleness about him that soothes me and makes me want to ask him to stay, even if I don’t have a reason for it.
But then I realize it’s not the only reason I’m looking at him.
Something’s felt off since we met, and I couldn’t put my finger on it, but now, I can.
“Wait …” I mutter. “I know you, right?”
“Yeah, I’m that guy who ate a sandwich with you the other day. You don’t remember? Should I call a nurse?” He chuckles.
I roll my eyes. “No. I mean …” I recognize him from somewhere. “I know you from … school, right?”
His eyes suddenly widen, and he slams his lips shut.
HA! I knew he looked familiar. “No way! I knew it.”
The muscles in his face tighten. “Oh, boy.”
“I’ve seen you at school a few times.”
“Really?” he says, scratching the back of his neck.
“Yeah … don’t tell me I’m making this up. I’m not crazy … right?” I pout.
He smiles, his dimples making me wanna pinch his cheeks. “No, you’re not crazy. It’s just a surprise that you’d even recognize me. People usually don’t even see me. I’m invisible.”
“Yeah?” I bite my lip and frown. “Same here.”
He lowers his arm. “No … you’re not invisible at all,” he says, looking at me with half-mast eyes. “I see you. All the time.”
Romantic couple kissing with love and passion


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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, and Stalker. 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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In Safe Hands Spotlight & Giveaway

In Safe Hands
by Katie Ruggle

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Search and Rescue - Book 4
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (October 4, 2016)
Publication Date: October 4, 2016
ISBN-10: 1492628263
ISBN-13: 978-1492628262
Genre: Romantic Mystery
Print Length: 416 pages
Available from: iTunesAmazon | Barnes & Noble
 
In the remote Rocky Mountains, lives depend on the Search & Rescue brotherhood. But in a place this far off the map, trust is hard to come by and secrets can be murder...

It's all come down to this...

Daisy Little has lived in agoraphobic terror for over eight years. Trapped within a prison of her own making, she watches time pass through her bedroom window. Daisy knows she'll never be a part of the world...until the day she becomes the sole witness of a terrible crime that may finally tear the Search and Rescue brotherhood apart for good.

 
 In Safe Hands by Katie Ruggle (Search and Rescue, #4)

In Safe Hands (Search and Rescue, #4)It was what she saw through her window on the world that almost got agoraphobic Daisy killed. It was new friends and a budding romance that kept her sane and gave her the strength to push her boundaries. But it was love that re-opened the doors to the world around her.

Here it is, the wrap for Katie Ruggle’s Search and Rescue series and amateur sleuths, Romantic mystery and suspense lovers are going to love In Safe Hands with its slightly different look at the small town of Simpson.

As Daisy tries to alert the sheriff of what she has seen, the only one to believe her is Chris, and he will risk his life and his job to keep her safe. Together with her newfound girlfriends, Daisy will piece together the facts, the hunches and the proof of who is the mystery killer and the heartbreaking reasons why. These reason as exactly why Daisy is in danger and her home is no longer the fortress she once thought it was. Is it coincidence that she would have a gas leak or that she notices something is just not right in her house? What about the strange noises she is hearing?
Always her rock, Chris is there, big, strong and willing to give her a soothing hug, but he wants more. Is Daisy ready to find love? When things go from bad to deadly, her greatest test will loom before her…is she up to the challenge?

For me, this was the best of the series, all the past characters coming together, and a HUGE twist as finally, Simpson can be the safe little hamlet it was meant to be. Katie Ruggle has brought the warmth of friendships, romance and trust together while solving one of Simpson’s greatest mysteries like a pro!

I received an ARC edition from Sourcebooks Casablanca in exchange for my honest review.






Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Invisible by Carla Buckley

Invisible
by Carla Buckley

My rating: 4 stars

Publisher: Bantam (December 11, 2012)
Publication Date: December 11, 2012
ISBN-13: 9780440246053
Genre: Women's Fiction | Suspense
Print Length: 401 pages
 
Growing up, Dana Carlson and her older sister, Julie, are inseparable—Dana the impulsive one, Julie calmer and more nurturing. But then a devastating secret compels Dana to flee from home, not to see or speak to her sister for sixteen years.

When she receives the news that Julie is seriously ill, Dana knows that she must return to their hometown of Black Bear, Minnesota, to try and save her sister. Yet she arrives too late, only to discover that Black Bear has changed, and so have the people in it.

Julie has left behind a shattered teenage daughter, Peyton, and a mystery—what killed Julie may be killing others, too. Why is no one talking about it? Dana struggles to uncover the truth, but no one wants to hear it, including Peyton, who can’t forgive her aunt’s years-long absence. Dana had left to protect her own secrets, but Black Bear has a secret of its own—one that could tear apart Dana’s life, her family, and the whole town.

 
Invisible by Carla Buckley

InvisibleNeed something a little dark, a little unsettling, very tumultuous and yet leaves you feeling a sense of hope rising from the ashes of pain? Carla Buckley’s Invisible is a tale full of secrets, some kept out of a deep love and others kept out of greed and a lack of care for humanity or the world we live in, while others are kept out of shame. The word Truth is a rare commodity in this heart wrenching tale of family, grief, loss and a hidden monster that is killing the people of Black Bear, Minnesota.

Two sisters made a pact over sixteen years earlier and until her dying breath, Juli kept that promise and Dana kept her distance from the family she loved. It was the pela form Juli’s daughter, Peyton to an aunt she didn’t’ know that brought Dana home, an unwelcome family member who came too late to save her sister. For Dana, all she could do was follow a hunch as to why people were dying of kidney failure in Black Bear and uncover the truth before more innocent victims lost their lives. What she didn’t expect was the animosity from her niece, a teen drowning in the grief of losing her mother, while looking for a scapegoat to blame.

Everyone has secrets and Peyton is lost, alone and discovers she is the reason for those secrets, while Dana discovers her sister’s perfect life was far from the dream status she had envisioned it to be.

Powerful emotions, entangled in the sins of the past and the search to discover the root of the illnesses in Black Bear, guilt is the constant partner between the lines of each page. Sometimes lies have a way of crushing all they affect and Carla Buckley sugar-coats nothing in this raw and gritty tale.

I received this copy from Random House Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review.




A Sinner in Paradise by Deborah Hining

A Sinner in Paradise
by Deborah Hining

Publisher: Light Messages Publishing (August 28, 2013)
Publication Date: August 28, 2013
Genre: Women's Fiction
Print Length: 427 pages


Set in 1977 West Virginia, A Sinner in Paradise is a heartwarming, uproarious affair with love in all its forms. Jilted by her fiance, Geneva watches her seemingly idyllic life suddenly fall apart. Bereft and desolate, she packs up her nine cats and leaves her home in Washington, DC to return to her native hills of West Virginia where she plans rest and heal from her heartbreak. When Geneva's ambition, and machinations run up against rugged mountain ways, she finds herself flung from one perilous adventure, romance, crazy circumstance, and heartbreak to another. After facing illness, disaster in the wilderness and an encounter with an old mountain man who teaches her that her soul needs more than men, courtship, and adventure, Geneva finally finds what she's been missing. Ultimately, Geneva realizes she must face herself before she is free to truly love and be loved.

  
A Sinner in Paradise by Deborah Hining
A Sinner in ParadiseShe left the hills of West Virginia to start her own life, but after being dumped by her fiancé, Geneva packs up her life in Washington, D.C. and heads back to family and the life she left behind. The fresh air, the welcoming arms of family and the chance to relive childhood memories seem to unlock some primal urge in Geneva that was fueled by her ex dumping her. She finds herself testing the waters of her femininity, her sex appeal and imagining romantic trysts with three men she meets, directing how each scene will play out.

Deborah Hining sure knows how to create a quirky tale and sock away some pretty deep messages for our heroine. A Sinner in Paradise pretty much sums up what this tale is about! What it doesn’t say is that there is humor, pretty amazing and beautiful scenes described that are breathtaking to picture and some well-developed characters along the way. I do have to say, I’m not sure what the pull to Geneva is, but that’s the magic of wanting love, I guess!

I received this copy from Light Messages Publishing in exchange for my honest review.



Crimson Death by Laurell K. Hamilton (Vampire Hunter #25)

Crimson Death
My Rating:

Written by: Laurell K. Hamilton
Series: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter (Book 25)
Hardcover: 720 pages
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: October 11, 2016
ISBN-10: 1101987731
ISBN-13: 978-1101987735
Genre: Urban Fantasy | Paranormal Romance


“Hamilton is still thrilling fans...with her amazing multifaceted characters and intricate multilayered world, a mix of erotic romance, crime-drama, and paranormal/fantasy fiction” (Library Journal). Now, in her twenty-fifth adventure, vampire hunter and zombie raiser Anita Blake learns how far she’ll go to save someone she loves...

When Damian—Anita’s sometimes lover, servant, and friend—is kidnapped, Anita heads to Ireland. There she must face off against the vampire who created him. M'Lady, Moroven, Nemhain...under every name she brings terror and destruction. But Anita brings her own weapon to the party: Edward, the man known as Death itself...

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Anita gets a call from Edward asking for her help with an Irish paranormal problem. They don't know what is causing it but Ireland, a supposed vampire free zone, has had a rash of vampire killings.

For the first 50% of Crimson Death they are discussing Anita going to Ireland, their relationships and feelings, their relationships and feelings, their relationship and feelings.

There are a few issues with Anita heading to Ireland. The vampire known as “the one who made him”, aka Damian’s creator and the ruling vampire in Ireland (an evil, sadistic, “bitch”) has lost control of the vampires. They are also consider that the fae magic may or may not be fading and that more vampires (the undead) are able to rise in Ireland with the lack of fae power on the land. Finally, there is the issue of Ireland having a peace keeper force and doesn’t believe in violence or executions for any reason, which includes vampires and paranormal creatures.

The idea of turning the Executioner and Death loose on Ireland just made me squeal with what ifs.

Once Anita hits Irish soil, they must figure out all the above. While Anita once again must wrangle her personal life, professional life and when those times when those lines absolute get crossed.

I’m going to preface my review by saying I have read every book in this series and have been a fan for years. Then I’m going to say, I wish I had just skipped the first 50% of this book and just read the second half. I almost gave up on a series that I have loved and that is a first for me.

What I didn’t like:
The dialogue was mind numbing and monotonous and went on and on for pages. Everyone had to discuss how they felt. It was like watching a B movie with actors that were over the top.

Brother husbands??? Jean Claude??? I can’t even process that one.

What I liked:
I liked both Damian and Nathaniel have come into their own.
I liked that Edward got some page time.

In the end, Crimson Death went back to the story telling that the fans have come to expect.

I received this ARC copy of Crimson Death from Berkley Publishing Group in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication October 11, 2016.


The Rift Uprising by Amy S. Foster (The Rift Uprising #1)

The Rift Uprising
My Rating:

Written by: Amy S. Foster
Series: The Rift Uprising Trilogy (Book 1)
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Publication Date: October 4, 2016
ISBN-10: 0062443127
ISBN-13: 978-0062443120
Genre: Scifi | Dystopian | Alien


An alternate reality that feels all-too-real, The Rift Uprising is the explosive start to a new trilogy that combines the fast paced action of Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games, the lyrical tone of Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone, and the emotional stakes of Pierce Brown’s Red Rising from acclaimed lyricist and storyteller Amy S. Foster.

Normal seventeen-year-old girls go to high school, binge watch TV shows all weekend, and flirt with everyone on the face of the Earth. But Ryn Whitaker is trying to save it.

Ryn is a Citadel. A soldier. A liar. Ryn and her fellow Citadels were specially chosen and trained to guard a Rift—one of fourteen unpredictable tears in the fabric of the universe that serve as doorways to alternate Earths. Unbeknownst to her family, Ryn leaves for school each day and then reports for duty as an elite, cybernetically-altered soldier who can run faster, jump farther, and fight better than a Navy SEAL—which comes in handy when she’s not sure if axe-wielding Vikings or any number of other scared and often dangerous beings come through the Rift. A fine-tuned weapon, Ryn is a picture-perfect Citadel.

But that’s all about to change.

When a young man named Ezra is pulled through the Rift, Ryn finds herself immediately drawn to him, despite her training. What starts as a physical attraction quickly grows deeper, and Ezra’s curiosity throws Ryn off balance when he starts questioning the Rifts, the mysterious organization that oversees them, and the Citadels themselves—questions that lead Ryn to wonder if the lies she’s been telling her family are just the surface of a much bigger lie told to her. As Ryn and Ezra desperately try to get to that truth, they discover that each revelation blurs the line between the villains and the heroes even more.

The Rift Uprising (The Rift Uprising Trilogy #1)The Rift Uprising by Amy S. Foster

Ryn was selected to become a special soldier to guard the Rift. At 17, she has already seen more than her share of bloodshed and yearns for something more than just killing the unruly the Rift crossers and escorting the passive ones into captivity for the rest of their lives.

When Ryn makes a special connection with an extremely intelligent young man, Ezra, that gets pulled through the Rift, she makes a promises that she should never keep. She promises to see him again. She breaks into the secure holding facility and discovers there is a far sinister plot behind her special abilities to guard the Rift. Ezra makes her question everything she believed as truth.

The Rift Uprising was extremely intriguing, Foster has woven a tale that will have me coming back for more.
I received this ARC copy The Rift Uprising from Harper Voyager in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication October 4, 2016.


When the Jaguar Sleeps Cover Reveal & Giveaway

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Title: When The Jaguar Sleeps
Author: J.A. Kalis
Genre: Adventure / Thriller
A plane crash in the Amazon jungle…
A desperate struggle for survival …
An unexpected discovery…
Ecuador. What was supposed to be a dream holiday turned into a nightmare for a group of foreign tourists when their plane crashed in the Amazon rain forest. Having waited in vain for a couple of days for help to arrive, the survivors of the crash decided to set off on a daring journey determined to get out of the jungle alive. But while pushing on, unaware, they entered a territory inhabited by isolated Indian tribes hostile to outsiders. A territory where probably the fabulous treasures destined for the last Inca emperor Atahualpa’s ransom, had been hidden. As it soon turned out their nightmare was just beginning. Will they ever get out of the jungle alive?

Author Bio

“Ever since a very young age I have had a passion for reading, traveling, meeting new people, learning foreign languages and experiencing new cultures. Those passions and my love of adventure inspired me to write my debut novel When The Jaguar Sleeps which I published under a pen name J.A. Kalis. I have wanted to write a novel for as long as I could remember, but somehow I wasn’t able to get around to it. One day an idea for a story popped into my head, where it began to linger and grow. As scenes and characters took shape in my brain, I began to write my thoughts down. A year later I completed my debut novel. From then on, I decided to pursue my lifelong dream of becoming a full-time writer.”

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IF I HAD YOU
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Exchange of Power by Andrea Bills Blitz and Giveaway


Exchange of Power
Andrea Bills
Publication date: August 10th 2016
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense
Hannah Mackenzie is married to the love of her life Nick, and they’re beginning to think of starting of a family when that dream comes to a tragic end with the sudden death of her husband. Just when Hannah believes her grief will consume her, she finds her beloved basset hound Presley and her under attack at their home. When she calls in for help from her and Nick’s lifelong best friend Austin he comes over immediately.
Austin brings with him a truth that betrays everything Hannah ever believed and a very sexy bodyguard Jared Tully. Hannah is dealing with very raw emotions from her past while trying to deal with a very real attraction of the present. When it all comes to blows in ways she never would have dreamed she has to make a decision.
Hannah’s flung into a life she never knew existed along with Jared and Austin while they battle an unknown evil that’s targeting her. When they discover the truth they realize the stakes are high and very dangerous.
This is the first in the Power Series and sets the making for a new series that will be sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.
EXCERPT:
He turned when he felt her eyes on him, “Like what you see?”
She felt herself blush immediately even though embarrassment was a little late at this point between them.
“I’m allowed to look.” She made her way over to him trying to look coy. She ran her fingers up his arm,” and touch.”
Jared grabbed her and pulled her over to straddle him.
“You’re allowed to do whatever the hell you please.” He sealed the statement with a kiss. When he finally pulled away Hannah was completely breathless. She started to take what there was of his workout shirt off of him when his phone rang. “Screw ‘em. I’ll call whoever it is back.”
“Oh good.” Hannah giggled as he started undressing her. They lips never left each other’s which made the process a little more complicated by fun.
Jared started to plant kisses down her neck as his hands roamed her legs and hips. Just as he was about to take her nipple in his mouth the phone rang again. Jared growled as he laid his head between her breasts.
Hannah held his head there as she let out a frustrated breath, whoever it was wasn’t going to wait. Jared kissed her one last time before he got up to reach his phone. Hannah started to reach for her clothes, but Jared threw a blanket at her.
“This isn’t over I’m going to get rid of them and then finish what we started.” He winked at her as he answered his phone.


Author Bio:
Andrea spends her time while she's not dreaming up friends and villains alike chasing after her two kids and husband at their home in rural West Virginia.
Her guilty pleasure once the kids are asleep is to read. She reads everything she can get her hands on and then she reads it over and over and over again. Her all time favorite book is secretly tucked away under her bed looking very war battered from the hundreds of reads.
The Power Series is her breakthrough series as an indie author. She attributes her writing skills to her overactive imagination, and her husbands wacky dreams.

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Release Blast for A SISTER'S WISH by Shelley Sherpard Gray



A respectable young woman finds herself falling for 
an Amish man from the wrong side of the tracks.


A SISTER'S WISH
The Charmed Amish Life #3
Shelley Shepard Gray
Releasing on Sept 27th, 2016
Avon Inspire


In Shelley Shepard Gray’s third book in her Charmed Amish Life series, a respectable young woman finds herself falling for an Amish man from the wrong side of the tracks.

Amelia Kinsinger is the perfect Amish woman—at least according to her neighbors. And while Amelia takes pride in her role as homemaker, she’s also harboring a secret: She’s been in love with bad boy Simon Hochstetler for as long as she can remember. Too bad he’s about as far from “perfect” as an Amish man could get… but that’s exactly why she’s so drawn to him.

Life hasn’t been kind to Simon. He ran away from an abusive home at fifteen and things went downhill from there. Eventually, Simon landed in prison. But the experience changed him. Now back in Charm as a grown man, he’s determined to make a new life for himself and not think too much about his wild past…unless it pertains to Amelia.

He’s loved Amelia for years. To him, she represents everything good and kind in the world. When he realizes that she returns his affections, he starts calling on her in secret, even though her older brother Lukas—who just happens to be Simon’s best friend—has made it perfectly clear that Amelia deserves better. Simon disagrees and believes he’s the only one who can truly make her happy.

But when Amelia gets hurt, it sets off a chain of events that forces them to consider their future together—and face their past mistakes. There’s a chance for love… but only if Simon dares to trust Amelia with the secrets of his past.


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Shelley Shepard Gray is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time Hold Medallion winner. She lives in southern Ohio, where she writes full-time, bakes too much, and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town’s bike trail.




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Rogue by Tonya Coffey Book Blitz & Giveaway


 
Blurb:


Clytie, a Valkyrie, finds herself questioning Odin's orders when Psyche comes for a shape-shifting panther, Storm. He rescues Clytie from a giant and something inside her changes. A spark ignites, triggering an emotion Valkyries are forbidden to experience. Following her new feelings, Clytie turns her back on all she knows to be with Storm.  However, she knows it's only a matter of time before Odin puts a price on their heads.

Odin furious with his Valkyrie for disobeying him, and proving the Well right, accepts the War is coming and Clytie will be the goddess who dethrones him, unless her sister stops her first.

Size: 6x9                                                                                             ISBN: 978-1534678002
Trade paperback                                                                                  LCCN: 2016913767
Pages: 217
Price: $9.99 
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Bio:
Tonya Coffey lives in southern Kentucky with her husband and two teen boys. If she isn't reading a fantasy novel with lots of action, you will find her sitting in front of a canvas painting the landscape which is so abundant around her home.