Scarred Beautiful by Beth Michele – Blog Tour Stop plus Giveaway

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Title: Scarred Beautiful

Author: Beth Michele

Release Date: January 28, 2014

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Hosted by: Love Between the Sheets Promotions

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Synopsis

Love believes in second chances. Francis Heller lives with two truths. Love hurts and beauty is only skin deep. With midnight black hair, moss-colored eyes, and traceable curves, Fran is the picture of beauty and confidence…on the outside. But deep down she is tormented. Not just by the jagged scars that line her body, but by the horrible memories that cloud her mind and haunt her dreams. The ones that make her want to flee from herself and from the devastating pain. The ones that cause her to placate herself with sex. Anything to make her forget. But for Fran, there’s nowhere to hide from the darkness that swallows her whole. Matt Dixon is the gorgeous brother of her best friend’s fiancée. He’s suffered losses of his own and isn’t willing to let anyone in until his unexpected encounter with Fran Heller, the girl who challenges him and causes him to take a second look, not only at her, but at his own life. But Matt has scars of his own. Together can they… Continue reading

A Woman Gone Mad by Kimber S. Dawn (ARC Reviewed by Tina)

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Title: A Woman Gone Mad

    Author: Kimber S. Dawn

    Published Date: January 8, 2014

    Genre:  Dark Contemporary Romance

    Rating:

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   ***THIS ARC BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***

   Synopsis

Forget everything you know about fairytales. There comes a point in a woman’s life when she realizes not everyone gets a happy ending.

And no one knows this better than Lillian Shaw.

The safety of a small southern upbringing and a happy normal family couldn’t keep life from chipping away at her.

And nothing leaves its mark like the bite of a broken heart.

Blow after blow, Lillian tries to stay optimistic, but when faced with a choice that could destroy her future, she gives in to the temptation.

When your first true love comes crashing into your happily ever after, you’re supposed to walk away. Not fall back in love.

But saying no to Leo was something Lillian could never do…

Once lines are crossed is there any going back?

Or is the risk that Lillian Shaw takes going to leave her broken again…… Continue reading

The Woodlands by Lauren Nicolle Taylor (Reviewed by Melanie)

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Title: The Woodlands

    Author: Lauren Nicolle Taylor

    Published Date: December 12, 2013

    Genre:  YA Dystopian

    Rating:

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    Synopsis

 When being unique puts you in danger and speaking your mind can be punishable by death, you might find yourself fighting to survive. Sixteen-year-old Rosa lives in one of the eight enclosed cities of The Woodlands. Where the lone survivors of a devastating race war have settled in the Russian wilderness because it’s the only scrap of land left habitable on the planet. In these circular cities, everyone must abide by the law or face harsh punishment. Rosa’s inability to conform and obey the rules brands her a leper and no one wants to be within two feet of her, until she meets Joseph. He’s blonde, fair-skinned, green-eyed, and the laid-back complete opposite of Rosa. She’s never met anyone quite like him, and she knows that spells danger.

But differences weren’t always a bad thing. People used to think being unique was one of the most treasured of traits to have. Now, the Superiors, who ruthlessly control the concrete cities with… Continue reading

Hope Restrained (Estates, #2) by M. S. Willis (ARC Reviewed by Shelby)

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Title: Hope Restrained (Estates, #2)

   Author: M. S. Willis

    Published Date: January 29, 2014

    Genre:  Dark Romance, Adult Fiction

    Rating:

    1 star1 star1 star1 star1 star

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   ***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***

   Synopsis

She was meant to be his assassin
A forced player in a rivalry within The Estate
Yet her loyalty was to no person but herself
When Hope is taken captive by Xander Black
She becomes the one thing that can ensure Aaron’s reign

Raised within a rival crime network, Hope Delacroix wanted nothing to do with The Estate. A fierce warrior, Hope is given no choice but to kill Aaron Carmichael. Caught in her attempt, Hope is captured by Aaron’s top guard in an effort to discover who sent her.

Ever loyal and protective, Xander Black’s sole objective is to defend Aaron and Maddy. Willing to do whatever is necessary, Xander gives in to darkness in order to force information out of Hope.

As Xander enslaves Hope to break her down completely, he learns that in the two years since Joseph Carmichael’s death, dissension still exists… Continue reading

Beholden to You by Carlie Sexton (Reviewed by Stephenee)

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Title: Beholden to You

    Author: Carlie Sexton

    Published Date: December 28, 2013

    Genre: New Adult Erotic Romance

    Rating:

    1 star1 star1 star1 star

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   ***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***

   Synopsis

On the heels of tragic loss, the stunning and innocent Natalie Mason, meets handsome business mogul Mac Carter. As Natalie attempts to pick up the pieces of her shattered life, circumstances beyond her control draw her and Mac into a situation she wants kept secret. The two are a matched set having both experienced immense loss in their lives. Uncertain of what she should do, she decides to give fate a chance, opening her heart to Mac, who just wants to love her.

But the past, who often times takes no prisoners, rears its ugly head in a double dose. Mac’s ex-girlfriend cannot accept that their love affair is over and takes drastic measures through deception and blackmail to ensure that Mac will be hers.

Natalie, on the other hand, has to face the one responsible for her sister’s death. As her journey begins to bring justice and… Continue reading

An Exceptional Twist (Intertwined Hearts #2) by Kimi Flores – Blog Tour Stop plus Giveaway

 

Title: An Exceptional Twist (Intertwined Hearts #2)
Author: Kimi Flores
Hosted By: The Book Avenue

 

What’s a girl to do when the one person she’s been forewarned about is the only one that her heart desires?
Leah Valdez is a sassy, intelligent, hard-working woman whose beauty shines from both inside and out. Friends and family have always come first, but it’s time for her to start thinking about her own future.
Stefen Hunter is a rich, charming, sexy playboy. With seemingly no effort on his part, countless women flock to him. That is, until he meets Leah. He can’t understand why it’s so difficult to win her over or what it is about her that intrigues him so much.
When an unfortunate event intertwines their lives, Leah finds herself in a war between her thoughts and desires. To forgive, and ultimately trust, Stefen, she will have to put her heart on the line. After what he’s put her through, she’s not sure she’s willing to do that.
As compassion meets resistance, will Stefen be able to step out of his comfort zone and accept that he can become the redeemed man worthy of Leah’s love?… Continue reading

Claiming Carter (The Carter Series #1) by W.S. Greer – Blog Tour Stop

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TITLE: Claiming Carter (The Carter Series #1)

AUTHOR: W.S. Greer

GENRE: Erotic/ Suspense/ Romance

HOSTED BY: A Dirty Book Affair

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SYNOPSIS:

Lily Hayes is a beautiful 3rd grade teacher who enjoys her job very much, and has an amazing best friend who keeps her entertained. The only problem in Lily’s life is that she always dates lame, boring, passionless men. No one has ever brought her any adventure. No one gives her excitement, and after being cheated on by her last boyfriend, Lily is ready for a change.
A change is exactly what she finds when she meets Kelvin Carter Jr. Kelvin is everything Lily wants in a man: sexy, passionate, spontaneous, attractive, powerful, and the best sex she has ever had. He is perfect. But perfection comes with a price. Kelvin may be exactly what Lily is looking for, but he is also a branch on a Chicago mob’s family tree and the son of a notorious mob boss.
When the couple commences a heart-pounding, overwhelmingly sensual relationship, Lily must decide what she desires more; love and satisfaction, or her own safety. ©

*This book is intended for mature audiences*

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EXCERPT:

Suddenly, Lexy gasped loudly. “Oh my god, Lil.… Continue reading

The Gryphon Series by Stacey Rourke – Blog Tour Stop plus Giveaway

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Series Info:

Author : Stacey Rourke

Genre: YA Paranormal

Audience: 13 +

Formats: E-book and Print

Publisher: Anchor Group Publishing

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Editor: Melissa Ringsted

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Title: The Conduit

Pages: 212

ISBN-10: 0985266368

ISBN-13: 978-0985266363

ASIN: B007H7UMR0

Date Published: November 2011 (re-released November 13, 2013)

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All 18-year-old Celeste Garrett wants is to head off to college and make those fun, yet ill-advised, choices college kids are known for. And maybe to spend some time with the hot cameraman she just met. Instead, because of a pact her ancestors made in the 17th century with a mythical creature, she has to save the world. While normal kids are slamming energy drinks and cramming for exams, Celeste will get her adrenaline rush fighting a fire breathing dragon. She wants to meet friends in the quad to exchange lecture notes, but first she must exchange blows with a shapeshifting demon on the rooftop. Life isn’t always fair for a superhero, but at least she doesn’t have to do it alone. With her brother and sister as sidekicks, they alternate between saving lives and getting on each others’ nerves. Together the trio encounters unspeakable odds, mystical forces and comes… Continue reading

Tainted Bodies (The Photographers Trilogy #1) by Sarah Robinson – Blog Tour Stop

 

Synopsis
 
Kate Jackson is listlessly floating through her life having no idea what or who she wants to be and burdened by the pains of her past. That is until she meets Derrick Kane.A whirlwind romance leads Kate to believe that Derrick is the answer to all her questions and the patch to heal all her wounds.Derrick and Kate’s love is quickly tested as a shocking crime forces Kate to have to figure out how to take care of herself and leads her into a mystery that only Kate has the key to solve.Can she catch an extremely dangerous criminal and keep the love between Derrick and her alive? Find out the conclusion of this thrilling crime drama and contemporary romance in the following books of The Photographer Trilogy.
 
 
 
Excerpt
 
CHAPTER ONE:  Kate Jackson stepped onto the metro car
around 8am, heading for work in her usual
morning routine on a crisp Thursday
morning. She had been working in a sales
position for a large company that sold
office furniture to companies all over the
country for quite some time even though it
was unrelated to what she had gone to… Continue reading

Hope Restrained (Estate Series, #2) by M. S. Willis – Blog Tour Stop (Reviewed by Shelby)

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Title: Hope Restrained (Estates, #2)

Author: M. S. Willis

Genre: Romance, Suspense, Horror

Release Date: January 30, 2014

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Blurb

She was meant to be his assassin

A forced player in a rivalry within The Estate

Yet her loyalty was to no person but herself

When Hope is taken captive by Xander Black

She becomes the one thing that can ensure Aaron’s reign

Raised within a rival crime network, Hope Delacroix wanted nothing to do with The Estate. A fierce warrior, Hope is given no choice but to kill Aaron Carmichael. Caught in her attempt, Hope is captured by Aaron’s top guard in an effort to discover who sent her.

Ever loyal and protective, Xander Black’s sole objective is to defend Aaron and Maddy. Willing to do whatever is necessary, Xander gives in to darkness in order to force information out of Hope.

As Xander enslaves Hope to break her down completely, he learns that in the two years since Joseph Carmichael’s death, dissension still exists within The Estate.

“I find it ironic that your name is Hope…especially considering that you have none.”~ Xander Black

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Buy Links

Amazon U.S.: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00I48UVYK/ref=s9_simh_gw_p351_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0DPC9XM3HZ876QXM2JTG&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1688200382&pf_rd_i=507846

 Amazon UK:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00I48UVYK/ref=s9_simh_gw_p351_d7_i1?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0DA145NAJESJNRJN0N8D&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=455344027&pf_rd_i=468294

 … Continue reading

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