Friday, 29 August 2014

Release Day Blitz: This Is Falling

We're celebrating the release of This Is Falling by Ginger Scott! Check out the excerpt below and let us know what you think! 

This Is Falling

Author: Ginger Scott
Series: The Falling series, #1
Age: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Ginger Scott
Publication Date: August 29, 2014
Format: ebook
Source: WordSmith Publicity

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First, I had to remember how to breathe. Then, I had to learn how to survive. Two years, three months and sixteen days had passed since I was the Rowe Stanton from before, since tragedy stole my youth and my heart went along with it.

When I left for college, I put a thousand miles between my future and my past. I’d made a choice—I was going to cross back to the other side, to livewith the living. I just didn’t know how.

And then I met Nate Preeter.

An All-American baseball player, Nate wasn’t supposed to notice a ghost-of-a-girl like me. But he did. He shouldn’t want to know my name. But he did. And when he learned my secret and saw the scars it left behind, he was supposed to run. But he didn’t.

My heart was dead, and I was never supposed to belong to anyone. But Nate Preeter had me feeling, and he made me want to be his. He showed me everything I was missing.

And then he showed me how to fall.


“You ever make wishes?” he says, out of nowhere. His voice breaks the thick silence, and it makes my heart jump. I think it would have jumped at hearing him anyhow.

“All the time,” I say. “You?”

“Nah,” he says, and I start to laugh, but I realize he isn’t. “I just made my first one in years.”


“Oh yeah? You want Barbie back?”

“No,” he smiles. “I wished you were over here instead of there.”


Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (5): Heir of Fire

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**Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases.**

Heir of Fire

Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass, #3
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Publication Date: September 2nd, 2014
Format: Hardcover, Paperback, ebook

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Lost and broken, Celaena Sardothien’s only thought is to avenge the savage death of her dearest friend: as the King of Adarlan’s Assassin, she is bound to serve this tyrant, but he will pay for what he did. Any hope Celaena has of destroying the king lies in answers to be found in Wendlyn. Sacrificing his future, Chaol, the Captain of the King’s Guard, has sent Celaena there to protect her, but her darkest demons lay in that same place. If she can overcome them, she will be Adarlan’s biggest threat – and his own toughest enemy.

While Celaena learns of her true destiny, and the eyes of Erilea are on Wendlyn, a brutal and beastly force is preparing to take to the skies. Will Celaena find the strength not only to win her own battles, but to fight a war that could pit her loyalties to her own people against those she has grown to love? (Goodreads)

Why I'm waiting...

I'm not even sure if I really need to explain why I'm waiting for Heir of Fire, I'm so excited for this book! Although I'm not excited for how long I'm going to have to wait for the 4th one, AH!! Is there anyone else excited for this?! Are you Team Chaol or Team Dorian?

What are you waiting on? 
Please leave me your WoW links below :).

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Review: Zane's Redemption

Zane's Redemption

Author: Tina Folsom
Series: Scanguards Vampires, #5
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Publisher: Tina Folsom
Publication Date: November 2nd, 2011
Format: ebook
Pages: 262
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo

Summary from Goodreads:

The last thing vampire bodyguard Zane wants to do is to guard a hybrid, a half-vampire, half-human, whose father wants to keep her a virgin. Known for his violent temper and callous lack of compassion, Zane’s out-of-control rage, born of the cruelty he suffered during the Holocaust, drives him to focus only on revenge. Trying to find the last of his torturers is his only goal in life.

Portia is a young hybrid with a serious dilemma: in a few weeks, her body will be set in its final vampire form. If she is to avoid having to live out her immortal life as a virgin, she must find a lover in that short time—something her father hires Zane to prevent.

The moment Portia and Zane meet, rules begin to bend, and a forbidden attraction bursts into flames hotter than the hell of Zane’s past. But that past threatens to pull them apart unless they can overcome their prejudice, forsake hate for love, and revenge for forgiveness.


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First Impression

Screw Phury. I found Zsadist's real twin and it's Zane!! I'm so happy to pick this series back up and dive into Zane's story, I've been so curious as to what happened in his past and now I'll finally get some answers!

Opening Lines

"Zane heard a scream and blocked it out to prolong feeding from the succulent neck of the Latino kid he'd cornered in an alley in the Mission, the predominantly Mexican and South American neighbourhood of San Francisco."

The Good

I have been waiting to read about Zane and I'm so excited to have finally reached his story! Tina Folsom did not disappoint, although Amaury will always be my favourite. I didn't know what to expect while reading Zane's Redemption and I was shocked to realise all the pain and suffering he had to endure. His past helped me understand him better and also had me hoping for him to really experience love. 

Portia was a great match for Zane. I couldn't how cruel her father was!! The moment Portia and Zane meet it's instant and intense attraction, wow. I enjoyed all the new characters we were introduced to minus Lauren, I'm happy Lauren wasn't a major character because she annoyed the heck out of me. This series just keeps getting better and better and I'm really enjoying how Tina Folsom is challenging her characters and allowing real character growth. 

The Bad/The In-Between

  • Nothing.

Lasting Impression

Overall, I was highly satisfied with Zane's Redemption! This series just continues to get better and better. I never feel like each story is being recycled, Tina Folsom manages to keep the stories fresh and exciting, oh and how can I forget, steamy ;). Up next, Quinn's Undying Rose

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (4): A Little Something Different

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**Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases.**

A Little Something Different

Author: Sandy Hall
Series: Standalone
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Publication Date: August 26th, 2014
Format: Paperback, ebook
Pre-Order: Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Wal-Mart

Summary from Goodreads:

The creative writing teacher, the delivery guy, the local Starbucks baristas, his best friend, her roommate, and the squirrel in the park all have one thing in common—they believe that Gabe and Lea should get together. Lea and Gabe are in the same creative writing class. They get the same pop culture references, order the same Chinese food, and hang out in the same places. Unfortunately, Lea is reserved, Gabe has issues, and despite their initial mutual crush, it looks like they are never going to work things out.  But somehow even when nothing is going on, something is happening between them, and everyone can see it. Their creative writing teacher pushes them together. The baristas at Starbucks watch their relationship like a TV show. Their bus driver tells his wife about them. The waitress at the diner automatically seats them together. Even the squirrel who lives on the college green believes in their relationship.

Surely Gabe and Lea will figure out that they are meant to be together....


Why I'm waiting...

Words can't even explain how excited I am for this book. I first came across A Little Something Different in June and have been waiting ever since and I know it'll be worth the wait. Seriously, I've been reading this on Wattpad and I feel like a kid at Christmas every time I get a email notification that Sandy Hall has uploaded another chapter. It's SO GOOD!! I want to tweet her every time I read a chapter with my thoughts but I know that would just be excessive, so I'm patiently waiting for August 26th! I'll either be running to Chapters or Wal-Mart to meet A Little Something Different up, depending on who has it on the shelves first.

What are you waiting on? 

Feel free to leave me your WoW links and comments below!

Cover Reveal: Secondhand Heart

We're excited to share the cover of Secondhand Heart by Kristen Strassel! Check out the excerpt below and let us know what you think!

Secondhand Heart

Author: Kristen Strassel
Series: Standalone
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age: NA
Publisher: Kristen Strassel
Publication Date: October 7, 2014
Source: Wordsmith Publicity
Cover designer: Designs by Hang Le

Pre-Order Link: Amazon

Summary from Goodreads:

Daisy Mangold thought she had her life figured out until a roadside bomb in Afghanistan changed everything. Now a twenty-one-year-old military widow, Daisy moves back home to start over.

Cam Hunter won the reality show The Spotlight, and thought he was on his way to becoming the next big country star. But when whispers of how he won begin to surface, Nashville is less than welcoming. After he loses his record deal, Cam heads back home to open a country bar.

When Daisy meets Cam, she isn’t sure she’s ready to let go of the ghosts from her past. Cam’s ex-wife isn’t ready to move on either, and the tragedy she causes will expose Cam’s secrets and shatter Daisy’s family.

Will Daisy be able to follow her heart into a future with Cam, or will her grief keep her trapped in a past that no longer exists?



The lights went down, and the crowd went wild and swarmed the stage. The VIP section was to the right of the stage, and elevated just enough that we could see everything perfectly. A cover band had played up until now, but Cam Hunter was headlining his grand opening celebration.

Ev and Bree cheered when Cam came onstage, so I did too, more to be polite. He was picking up my bar tab tonight, after all. I’d never met Cam in person. I’d only heard Ev rave about him and of course I’d seen him on TV. He was taller than I expected, his broad shoulders straining the fabric of his blue and orange plaid shirt. I know, the shirt sounds hideous, but it actually looked hot on him. Bree’d said it enough tonight, I was thinking like her now. He wore the top few buttons open, showing just a hint of his tan chest. I couldn’t see his eyes under the brim of his white cowboy hat, but his sandy hair curled around the collar of the shirt. He opened the show with his biggest hit, Lonely Heart Saloon, in case you were wondering where he got the name for the bar. I found myself staring at his lips as he sang the words of the song, watching them move in front of the microphone, wondering what those lips would feel like on my skin. 

I shook myself back to reality, looking at Ev and Bree singing along, and I was the last thing on their mind. Looking back at the stage, I forced myself to look anywhere but Cam’s mouth. Only being able to see the lower part of his face drove me crazy. What was hiding behind those eyes? Were they laughing, twinkling? Hell, I didn’t even know what color they were, and suddenly, I needed to know. 

Look away from his face. Jesus Christ. The faded denim made his thighs look amazing. Who the hell checked out thighs? Well, if you saw these thighs, they were worth checking out. On The Spotlight, Cam had been an overgrown, almost goofy kid, playing a role. Doing what he was told. Now, on this tiny stage just feet away from us in this club, it was obvious he was all man. All smoking hot man. 

When Cam said good night and thanked us all for coming, I was surprised how disappointed I felt. I’d been so lost in watching him play, not only his guitar, but teasing the fans in the front row by dipping down low, those delicious thighs spread wide and staying just out of their reach, his fingers brushing their fingertips, I got so lost in my own fantasies that I forgot all about time. 

After the show, my skin was all tingly and strange. Cam had awakened something inside of me I hadn’t even known was sleeping. But at the same time, it felt wrong. I shouldn’t be thinking that way about any man, yet. My husband hadn’t been dead a year. 

But I wasn’t dead. 

This was safe, lusting after some musician who didn’t know I even existed. No harm could come of it. Cam had built his entire career off of people wanting to be him or be with him. It was a fantasy, nothing more. 

The crowd had thinned out a bit after the show, but since this was an Ev production, we were closing down the place. Bree babbled about the show, the songs I didn’t know. “Cam’s record company didn’t renew his contract. Can you believe that shit? So maybe he’ll be playing here all the time.”

If life could even be that kind. “It is his bar, so that would make sense. Cheap labor.” I giggled at my own joke. Beer made me hilarious. I thought so anyway.

“I read online that he’s thinking of taking a new direction with his music. Collaborating with some new songwriters and stuff,” Bree continued. “Maybe we’ll get to hear it first.”

Ev had disappeared again, to the mysterious backstage area. She came back out, with a huge grin on her face. 

And Cam following her.

Holy shit, she was bringing him over to us. Bree started hyperventilating and squeezing my arm. “Calm down,” I hissed. “You’re going to break a bone. I can’t act cool if my arm is dangling below my elbow.” 

“How can you even joke at a time like this? Oh my God, here he is.” Bree let go of my arm, and blood resumed flowing semi normally. I didn’t know what to say to him. 

“Oh my God, I love you.” Bree’s teeth could never catch all the thoughts that came rambling out of her brain, even if she wasn’t at least three beers deep. 

Cam took it in stride. “I love you, too.” He took her hand in his, and brought it up to his mouth and kissed it. Bree gave an Oscar worthy performance and did not faint. 

“And this is my sister, Daisy.” Ev brought his attention to me. 

His eyes were blue. 

The kind of blue that jumped out against his tan skin, almost perfectly matched with his shirt. Somehow, my hand landed in his, I only knew because the electricity that danced along my skin. 

“Evey’s told me all about you.” Nobody called my sister Evey anymore. It surprised me, and I liked it. I missed her being Evey. One side of his mouth went up higher than the other when he smiled, and the skin around his eyes crinkled at the corners. I knew too much time had passed for me to reply, but my brain kept short circuiting every time I tried.

“Not everything.” Ev bumped into him playfully. “You know, Daisy’s been looking for a job—“

“No, I haven’t.” What the hell was she doing?

Her mouth dropped, and she shot me a look as if she couldn’t believe I could be so stupid. “Do you have a job?” 


“So, as I was saying, my sister could use a job.” Ev rocked back and forth on her heels and batted her eyelashes at Cam. “You still hiring here?”

She totally caught Cam off guard. Great. “I’m sure we could make room for you, Daisy.” His smile made me melt, and almost forget I wanted to kill Ev. I liked the way my name sounded coming out of his mouth. “Why don’t you come in tomorrow for an interview?”

“Okay.” I think I squeaked. Ev, satisfied with mortifying me, moved in closer to Cam and continued chatting with him. He kept looking over at me, probably trying to figure out if I’d make a good bar back or dishwasher. 

And he still held my hand.

“I’ve got to go. It was nice talking to you ladies.” He bowed his head and squeezed my hand one last time before he let go. “Daisy, let’s say, one tomorrow?”

I nodded, then watched him walk away and join another group. I know you’re wondering how his ass looked. Amazing.

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About the Author:

Kristen shares a birthday with Steven Tyler and Diana Ross. She spends each day striving to be half as fabulous as they are. She’s worn many hats, none as flattering as her cowboy hat: banker, retail manager, fledgling web designer, world’s worst cocktail waitress, panty slinger, now makeup artist and author. She loves sunshine, live music, the middle of nowhere, and finding new things to put in her house. 

Monday, 18 August 2014

Release Day Blitz: Undeniably You

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Undeniably You

Author: Jewel E. Ann
Publication Date: August 18, 2014

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One crazy dog––one awkward vet––one naked pool guy––and one life-changing month in California to make friends, fall in love, and twist fate.

Who gets paid to walk a dog and recline by the pool all day? Sydney Montgomery, aspiring museum curator and professional house-sitter, that’s who.

When her aunt and uncle need a house and dog sitter for thirty days in Palo Alto, Sydney can’t turn down the chance to be closer to her sister in L.A. Within twenty-four hours of her arrival, Sydney’s cleaning up runny dog poo, taking an uncooperative pooch to a handsome yet awkward vet, and being rescued from the bottom of the pool by a naked “pool guy.”

Lautner, “pool guy,” has a hot body and a cool persona. With eyes of iridescent blue oceans, he is mesmerizing, sexy, and addictive. What he is not––the pool guy.

Dr. Lautner Sullivan is a college wide receiver turned pediatric resident. He knows how to woo a woman with flowers, pastries, and sweet tea. Lautner is every girl’s dream, but Sydney is not every girl. She’s immune to rainbows, fairytales, pixy dust, and the “L” word.

The attraction is immediate, the friendship is earned, and the love is undeniable. Thirty days is their forever, but forever is not long enough.


I pour a glass of iced tea and start to walk toward the deck. Then I turn around and pour another glass. “Hospitality is a good thing,” I tell myself, needing only to convince the rational part of my brain.
“Tea?” I offer, walking over to the pool.

Aaron sets the skimmer net along the side of the pool.

“Thank you.” The smirk on his face is suspicious and makes me feel like I’m missing some inside joke. He takes the glass from me and I move past him to get a closer look at the pool because I can’t look at him without his shirt and not break into a sweat.

“What are you skimming?”

“Nothing really. I’m stirring the water,” he says matter-of-factly.

This guy is not for real. What does he mean by “stirring the water?” He’s up to something. It’s obvious why Aunt Elizabeth hired him. She must properly clean the pool after he leaves so Trevor doesn’t get suspicious and fire his ass … a very fine ass I will confess.

“And why is it you need to stir the water?” I turn toward him and my eyes dart straight to his broad muscular chest and well-defined abs all kissed by the sun. Jeez, he’s too perfect and I’m … something. Distracted? Mentally lethargic? Crazy? Horny? BINGO!

“So there’s an even consistency of chemicals when I test the water.”

My mouth is agape and I cannot stop looking at him. He bends down to physically capture my attention. Shit! I show no shame staring at his bare chest.

“Hello?” he says, forcing my eyes back to his.

Shaking the inappropriate thoughts from my head, I take a quick sip of my drink to mask my embarrassment.

“Do I need to put my shirt back on?”

I choke on my tea. “No––” I can’t stop coughing. “I mean––” Clearing my throat, I notice his cocky smile. “Put your shirt on or leave it off. Why would I care?”

God, Sydney, could you be a bigger disaster today? The flap of the dog door distracts me. Swarley leaps down the deck stairs. Aaron hunches down like a lineman in anticipation of his overzealous greeting. The problem is, as Swarley races closer I realize he’s not aiming for Aaron. He’s aiming for––

“Oh shit!” I’m catapulted backwards into the pool.

My body makes its descent to the bottom while I open my eyes to see the blurry magnification of Mr. Sex on Legs pool guy standing at the edge looking down at me. I’m considering seeing how long I can hold my breath. Maybe he’ll decide to leave and I can surface from the depths of my own personal Hell without an audience.

Yes! That’s it. I can do this.

I still hold many records from my high school swimming career. Holding my breath until he leaves should be easy. Unless he decides to be heroic and jumps in to save me. Not a bad scenario either. Then at least we’ll both be drenched in our clothes.

Like a leaky raft, I release my breath one bubble at a time and take a seat at the bottom of the pool. Ha! He’s emptying his pockets. Looks like I won’t be the only drowned rat. Wait. What the hell? No he’s not. Oh dear God, yes he is. Sex on legs dives into the pool, sans shorts and underwear! The two haunting notes from Jaws sound in my head while I scramble to the surface in the opposite direction, desperate to get away from him.

The sweet relief of air filling my lungs is squashed by the anxiety of being chased by a naked stranger.

“Oh my God! What are you doing?” A frantic yell breaks out with the remaining breath in my lungs while I swim toward the ladder, barely escaping him. I leap out of the pool with superhuman speed. Wrapping my arms around myself, I scramble to the pool house, my heart racing and my whole body shaking as I fumble for a towel.

“The water feels great today.” His voice sounds behind me.

I whip around and gasp, wide eyed. A wet, naked, sinful-as-a-hot-fudge-sundae body greets me a few feet away. Hands fisted, his arms are casually crossed at his wrists covering part of his junk in the front. The perfect cover to Sports Illustrated stands before me, and all I want to do is smack him across the face to wipe the stupid smirk off it. Then, of course, I want to jump him and rub every sensitive part of my body against his, because right now I’m so pissed and so turned on, I need to dive into the pool again before I self-combust.

“Finish up and get out,” I mumble as I toss him a towel and stomp toward the house. On my way, I pass Swarley beached out in a lounge chair by the pool.

“Evil demon dog!” I scowl at him.

Want more? Take a peek at the epilogue and chapter 1 of Undeniably You!

About Jewel E. Ann
Jewel E Ann
Jewel is a free-spirited romance junkie with a quirky sense of humor.

With 10 years of flossing lectures under her belt, she took early retirement from her dental hygiene career to stay home with her three awesome boys and manage the family business.

After her best friend of nearly 30 years suggested a few books from the Contemporary Romance genre, Jewel was hooked. Devouring two and three books a week but still craving more, she decided to practice sustainable reading, AKA writing.

When she's not donning her cape and saving the planet one tree at a time, she enjoys yoga with friends, good food with family, rock climbing with her kids, watching How I Met Your Mother reruns, and of course…heart-wrenching, tear-jerking, panty-scorching novels.

Check out Jewel’s other books
Holding You series
Holding You (Holding You, #1)

Releasing Me (Holding You, #2)

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Sunday, 17 August 2014

Bout of Books 11.0 // TBR & Goals

Bout of Books 11

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The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 18th and runs through Sunday, August 24th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. 

**For all Bout of Books 11 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.  - From the Bout of Books team.**

It's here!

I participated in Bout of Books 10.0 in May on my old blog ImaginativeMinds and I'm really looking forward to joining in on another read-a-thon! My sign up post can be found here, this post will consist of my goals and I've decided not to include books I'm reading for blog tours or review request.

So how many books am I hoping to read? 8. I know, I know that's a lot. But I normally can easily read 4-6 books a week so I decided to really push myself and aim high! What I love about Bout of Books is there is no pressure as too how much you read. So if I don't read 8 books, meh!

* Read every day during the read-a-thon
* Read 8 books
* Keep track of my progress
* Be social
* Check out other blogs

Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #1) The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass, #0.1-0.5) Amulet, Vol. 1: The Stonekeeper (Amulet, #1) The Pairing (The Proposition, #3)

Since You've Been Gone Beautiful Stranger (Beautiful Bastard, #2) Quinn's Undying Rose (Scanguards Vampires, #6) Risky Shot (Bluegrass Series, #2)

Now I know I won't finish this book, but I want to read at least 6 chapters of it!

Outlander (Outlander #1)

Happy reading to everyone joining Bout of Books!! Let me know down below if you are participating  in the read-a-thon!

Book Blitz: Dream Boy

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Dream Boy

Author: Mary Crockett & Madelyn Rosenberg
Series: Standalone
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: July 1st, 2014
Format: Paperback, ebook
Source: YA Bound Book Tours
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Book Depository

Summary from Goodreads:

Annabelle Manning feels like she’s doing time at her high school in Chilton, Virginia. She has her friends at her lunchtime table of nobodies. What she doesn’t have are
possibilities. Or a date for Homecoming. Things get more interesting at night, when she spends time with the boy of her dreams. But the blue-eyed boy with the fairytale smile is just that—a dream. Until the Friday afternoon he walks into her chemistry class.

One of friends suspects he’s an alien. Another is pretty sure it’s all one big case of deja vu. While Annabelle doesn’t know what to think, she’s willing to believe that the charming Martin Zirkle may just be her dream come true. But as Annabelle discovers the truth behind dreams—where they come from and what they mean—she is forced to face a dark reality she had not expected. More than just Martin has arrived in Chilton. As Annabelle learns, if dreams can come true, so can nightmares.

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Advanced Praise:

“Dream Boy explores the mysterious world of dreams, where we access our deepest
desires…the authors expertly weave fantasy and the real world in a perfect blend.”
-- Erica Orloff, author of In Dreams

"Eerie, twisty, fast and funny, Dream Boy will forever change the way you see your
dreams--and your nightmares. An exciting, imaginative look at what might happen
when people from the corners of your mind suddenly show up in your real life."
-- Lois Metzger, author of A Trick of the Light


“The perfect book to add to your summer reading list. An awesome balance of love,
humor and action, this new read may just be your dream come true!” 
-- GirlsLife

"Hits the chick-lit and romance buttons, adding suspense and an intriguing idea as
well for nicely rounded entertainment." -- Kirkus Review

"An original, twisty paranormal romance." -- Booklist

“Five stars... Perfect writing, perfect characters … perfect plot.” 
-- Paperback Wonderland

“Dream Boy skillfully and creatively tackles the common theme of good and bad dreams coming alive.... The writing is tight and well-paced, and nicely balancesaction with Annabelle’s character development as she tries to unravel the mysteries of... her dreams. Her teenage voice is spot on: unsure of herself, but spirited, with a sarcasm that masquerades as confidence. The plot twists and moves in unexpected yet fascinating directions." -- The Roanoke Times

About the Authors

Mary Crockett likes turtles, licorice, and the Yankees. Madelyn Rosenberg likes cats, avocados, and the Red Sox. Luckily they both like the weirdness of dreams (and each other) enough to write novels together. The friendship has survived three moves, six kids and countless manuscript revisions. Madelyn lives just outside of Washington, D.C. Mary remains in the mountains near their
hometowns in southwestern Virginia.

Where to find Mary:
 Website | 
Goodreads | Twitter | Facebook 

Where to find Madelyn:
 Website | 
Goodreads Twitter | Facebook

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Friday, 15 August 2014

Review: Reverence

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Reverence (Irresistible #3)

Author: Senayda Pierre
Series: Irresistible, #3
Genre: New Adult, Erotic, Romance
Publisher: Senayda Pierre
Publication Date: July 16, 2014
Format: ebook
Source: Between the Sheets Promotions
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | Smashwords | Kobo

Synopsis (Goodreads):
Diego Lobos is every mother’s dream. He’s handsome, smart, athletic, and well-mannered. Diego attended an Ivy League college and managed to keep a near perfect GPA. Mothers want Diego Lobos as their future son-in-law. Girls swoon at the mere mention of his name. Guys want Diego to be on their team. They want Diego by their side at the club.

Everyone wants to be friends with Diego Lobos. He’s the guy everyone loves… And rightly so. But is he right for me? Can Diego fill the voids within me? Those vacant spaces that have been dark and empty for so long that I’d forgotten they existed until he stepped into my life… Diego is charismatic, charming, and genuine. He’s a sexy motherfucker without being the arrogant asshole. What more can a girl ask for? In my dark world I need more. I have a need most guys can’t fill. I demand certain expectations that have guys cupping their balls and running in the other direction.

Can Diego be a submissive? Sometimes I think so and other times he just confuses the shit out of me. This particular detail matters though. I can’t ever go back to that time. I can’t ever be under another man’s thumb. I refuse to bend. I refuse to part with the little bit that’s left of me.

Yes, I’m broken. But damn the world to hell if even this fractured part of me is more magnificent than half the bitches out there.

Love me or hate me. I don’t give a flying fuck. But everybody loves Diego… So why would he work so hard to be with someone like me?

This is book 3 in the Irresistible series. Desirae and Diego's story.


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First Impression

Reverence is the third book in the Irresistible series that focuses on Desirae and Diego. I have a feeling this is going to be a good read with a lot of steamy scenes. 

Opening Lines
“I was supposed to go to boarding school during my adolescent years. Mother had done her research, filled out applications, and paid the deposit... But Father wasn't having any of it.”
The Good

Reverence was definitely steamy! But this wasn't just a steamy read, Senayda Pierre brings a very complex story to life and that takes real talent. Wow, wow! I really loved the characters in this book. Desirae is a strong female character that has had to go through some horrible things at the hands of her parents. Finally free she's moving on with her life, but what made me love her the most was the fact that as much as she's a tough cookie she's also vulnerable, making her a more realistic character.

Although she's attracted to Diego, attracted is an understatement, she's not sure if he can give her what she needs. Enter Diego, well this was a character I just automatically swooned over!! The description of him had me drooling, no wander he's the perfect guy! And the way he calls her Tesoro, I mean how do you not swoon?! He wants Desirae from the moment he meets her but tries to resist due to her being his sisters best friend and that only last for so long. Diego finally decides that he needs her and not just for one night but every night but getting her to let her guard down is not something that will be easy and Diego sure did have his work cut out for him.

The Bad / The In-Between

A really minor thing but I found the flow of this book to a little choppy and not as smooth as I wanted it to be, I felt like somethings just happened and there was no momentum building up to certain events.

Lasting Impression

Overall, Reverence was one hot, steamy, and complex read!! Great characters an a great plot, I highly recommend picking up this series! I'm looking forward to the next book that I believe will be Surrender and it's Nicholas and Andrea's story :).
  4 Stars
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About The Author

Senayda Pierre is a native Floridian who’s always had a passion for music, sports, reading and writing. Senayda currently lives in Orlando, Florida with her husband and three beautiful daughters.
Senayda is an identical twin. That’s right, sometimes people give her a second glance wondering if she’s the person they know! She’s never seen snow… Swears she’ll live in Hawaii someday… And she intends to travel the world…
Senayda’s had a long love affair with reading and writing. She loved to write short stories and poetry throughout her childhood. Now Senayda’s moved onto novels.

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