Friday, 19 September 2014

Release Day Bltz: Beautiful Ruin by Alison Foster






BEAUTIFUL RUIN RELEASE PARTY AND GIVEAWAY!

WELCOME to the Release Day Party and Giveaway for BEAUTIFUL RUIN. BEAUTIFUL RUIN is a New Adult contemporary romance by Alison Foster.
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ABOUT BEAUTIFUL RUIN

Grace Kendall knows what it’s like to have life knock you on your butt. She’s been through hell and made it back. She’s fine with trusting no one and expecting nothing until a night wind blows something quite unexpected onto her doorstep in the rain.
The scruffy, yet gorgeous enigma known as Nathan Henley steps inside her apartment and brings with him all those feelings Grace has tried so hard to tuck safely away. Beneath his bruised and damaged exterior, she senses all the dark and beautiful secrets lost within the tarnished diamond of his lonely heart.
Like everyone before him, he must be too good to be true. She resists his mystery as long as she can, but she knows that any woman would gladly throw themselves against his rock hard chest and shatter helplessly into a million lustful pieces.
When Grace finally decides to trust again, her ex-boyfriend Jack returns to her life with his crooked grin and the past comes crashing down. With the world spinning all around her, Grace must do more than trust, she must fight for the salvation of her own lonely heart.
*Content Warning: this book contains explicit language and sex. Mature readers only.*



EXCERPT:
He raises my chin with one finger and smiles at me with a sincerity that is worrisome rather than reassuring. I’m not sure what game he’s playing, but everything in me screams that this is indeed a game.
“You’re so innocent,” he says.
“You mean naïve?”
He shakes his head, staring deep into my eyes. The smell of his tanned skin is intoxicating. My heartbeat increases making me feel faint.
Control yourself, Grace, is all I manage to think. He’s not the man I kissed at the library. I take a breath and pull myself away from the physical and emotional closeness he’s trying to build between us.
This will never happen. It cannot happen. I’m not bad looking, but I’m not exactly calendar material. There’s no way a man like this could be interested in me. Taylor is the one who’s always gotten the attention when we went out together or met new people. Whatever Nate’s issues are, they have nothing to do with me and I don’t need another troubled man in my life.
“This has been interesting, but I think it’s time for you to go,” I say. “It’s getting late and I’m exhausted.”
He looks frustrated. “I haven’t said what I came here to say.”
“Well, just say it already.” This might have come off as a little aggressive. I try to soften it up. “Or don’t say it.”
“Will you be my friend again?”
His meaning escapes me. “Are you asking if things can go back to normal?” I say, shrugging my shoulders. “Sure, why not?”
“I want us to go back to that moment when I invited myself for dinner,” he says slowly. “I want us to start from that exact moment.”
I get up and lock my eyes on his. “Why, Nate? I mean, we had no problems being shelter buddies and getting along in our strange way. That seems to be our most peaceful state. Why do you need to make it something more? You sound a little crazy wanting to go back to a moment in time. Why?”
“Because you’re the most curious person I’ve met in a long time.”
“Me? I’m the curious one?” I laugh in an exaggerated manner.
“It’s more of a curiosity I feel when I talk to you, when we’re close, when we kiss, when my body feels your warmth,” he says almost scientifically.
I make sure to give him my most incredulous glare. “Really? If it was the kisses and warmth you were after you pretty much fucked that up.”
“I know I did,” he says like a sad puppy. I sincerely want to jump his bones, but resist. “That’s why, Dear Grace, I am asking to be friends only.”
“Silly Nate,” I say. “Forgive me, it’s Nathan, right?”
“Nate’s fine,” he says. “Anything your voice says is fine by me.”
“What girl can be only friends with you?” I say weakening.
Instead of an answer, he puts one hand behind my head and pulls me back down to the couch with his face close to mine. “I don’t care about any other girl,” he says.
My whole body loses the will to resist as he parts my lips with his tongue. He tastes like honey and cinnamon. He tastes like happiness. He gently bites my upper lip, letting a finger trace my ear ever so slightly.
His arm tightens around my waist sending splintered pulses along my spine. I fight to keep a simple truth from him, that he could make me do whatever he wants. I hide a thousand yeses from him, desperate that if they all spill out at once there would be nothing left of me to love.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Alison Foster loves reading a good love story almost as much as she loves writing one. She spends her time dreaming up strong heroes and even stronger heroines and she enjoys finding unexpected strengths within her characters when they are in the most unexpected places.
She believes that passion makes the world go round and that a sexy grin is as sweet as candy. She loves interacting with readers, so feel free to drop her a line.

CONNECT WITH ALISON:


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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Cover reveal: French Kissed by Chanel Cleeton



French Kissed by Chanel Cleeton
Release Date: December 1, 2014
New Adult Contemporary Romance
International School Book 3


SYNOPSIS:

On the surface Fleur Marceaux has it all—if only the façade matched reality. With one year left at the International School in London, Fleur’s struggling to graduate, her love life is a mess, and she can’t stop thinking about Max, her ex-boyfriend’s best friend. But all of that pales compared to the blackmailer determined to destroy her. 
There’s a social hierarchy at the International School, and Max Tucker is outside the velvet ropes. After watching Fleur break his friend’s heart, Max knows to stay away from trouble—despite the crush he’s had on her since freshman year. But when they’re partnered on a project, Max learns there’s more to Fleur than meets the eye, and she just might be worth the wild ride.
The more time they spend together, the further Max falls. And when a kiss awakens a passion Fleur never imagined, she’s unable to resist Max, who she thought was wrong for her, but might be the only thing that’s right.
 But will he stand by her when her secrets are revealed? 

Don’t miss the final book in the International School series. This New Adult romance is recommended for readers 17 and up.



Want to see where it all began?

I SEE LONDON (International School Book 1)



LONDON FALLING (International School Book 2)




AUTHOR BIO:

Originally a Florida girl, CHANEL CLEETON moved to London where she received a bachelor’s degree from Richmond, The American International University in London and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Chanel fell in love with London and planned to stay there forever, until fate intervened on a Caribbean cruise, and an American fighter pilot with smooth dance moves swept her off her feet. Now, a happily ever after later, Chanel is living her next adventure in South Korea.
Law school made Chanel realize she’d rather spend her days writing sexy stories than in a courtroom, and she hasn’t looked back since. An avid reader and hopeless romantic, she’s happiest curled up with a book. She has a weakness for handbags, her three pups, and her fighter pilot husband. Chanel writes New Adult contemporary romances and thrillers.
She is the author of I SEE LONDON and LONDON FALLING, published by Harlequin HQN, the upcoming FRENCH KISSED, and FLIRTING WITH SCANDAL, the first book in a new three-book NA series to be released by Penguin/Berkley in 2015.
 
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Monday, 15 September 2014

Cover Reveal: Beautiful Ruin by Alison Foster






COVER RELEASE for BEAUTIFUL RUIN 9-15-2014


TITLE: BEAUTIFUL RUIN by Alison Foster


GENRE: New Adult Contemporary Romance

RELEASE DATE: September 19, 2014

SYNOPSIS:



Grace Kendall knows what it’s like to have life knock you on your butt. She’s been through hell and made it back. She’s fine with trusting no one and expecting nothing until a night wind blows something quite unexpected onto her doorstep in the rain.

The scruffy, yet gorgeous enigma known as Nathan Henley steps inside her apartment and brings with him all those feelings Grace has tried so hard to tuck safely away. Beneath his bruised and damaged exterior, she senses all the dark and beautiful secrets lost within the tarnished diamond of his lonely heart.

Like everyone before him, he must be too good to be true. She resists his mystery as long as she can, but she knows that any woman would gladly throw themselves against his rock hard chest and shatter helplessly into a million lustful pieces.

When Grace finally decides to trust again, her ex-boyfriend Jack returns to her life with his crooked grin and the past comes crashing down. With the world spinning all around her, Grace must do more than trust, she must fight for the salvation of her own lonely heart. *Content Warning: this book contains explicit language and sex. Mature readers only.*

The expected publication date is September 19th, 2014, on all of your favorite e-book websites.





EXCERPT:

Nate nods. His hand squeezes mine softly as he stares into my eyes. “I don’t know anything about your life,” he says.
“There’s a good reason for that,” I try to joke. “It’s totally boring and uninteresting. Lame, as you put it last night.”
“Hey, I didn’t say lame, I said pathetic. There’s a difference.”
“Well, thank you. That makes me feel so much better. Promoted from lame to pathetic. Awesome.”
“You’re welcome, but are we sure it’s a promotion?”
“You’re so not cool,” I say. It’s probably ironic, but I feel relaxed for the first time in a long time. A time that I’d rather not reminisce. “I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I don’t know anything about your life, either, Nate.”
I’ve barely finished my sentence when he leans in and plants a kiss on my lips. My relaxation vanishes. The shock paralyzes my mind. I don’t know why, but I let him kiss my lips softly for as long as he likes. His bruised cheek brushes against mine but his soft stubble doesn’t bother me.
The smell of fresh soap blends with the musk scent of his muscular body. I’m doing my best to control myself and not reach under his shirt to feel that six pack of his, but as he pushes his tongue in my mouth, I gently pull away.
“Nate, we’re in a library,” I remind him.
“So, you’re not mad?” he says, relieved somehow.
“I’m not sure what I am. It’s just inappropriate.”
“Did it feel inappropriate?” he says.
I don’t answer. I just stare at him in a way that lets him know I’m done answering his questions. I’m not ready to embark on anything new and I don’t want to lie about loving the way he kissed me. I’m in charge.
He reads my thoughts. “Hey, it doesn’t have to be complicated,” he says. “Let’s have dinner while going over our notes and creating our leaflets.”
I nod, grateful for his quick thinking and his generous effort to make things easy and simple. “That works,” I agree.
“I have some shopping to do,” he says as he gets up. “I’ll meet you in an hour back at your place.”
“Make that an hour and a half,” I say, refusing to sacrifice the precious bubble bath I’ve had in mind since leaving work.
He walks away and my heart is still racing. I find myself standing on the sidewalk outside the library not sure how I got here. Disorientation and wonderment course through my body making me light headed.
When my mind starts working again, it hungers labels for what just happened. Love at first sight or spontaneous lust or the desire to disappear from everything. Strangely, it felt safe and trustworthy. It felt like it should have happened and so I allowed it.
For the first time since Jack, my heart pounds out of control with electric curiosity. I didn’t know if that would ever happen again. I think of something I read recently, a Japanese saying: If it’s good, hurry.

AUTHOR BIO
: Alison Foster loves reading a good love story almost as much as she loves writing one. She spends her time dreaming up strong heroes and even stronger heroines and she enjoys finding unexpected strengths within her characters when they are in the most unexpected places.
She believes that passion makes the world go round and that a sexy grin is as sweet as candy. She loves interacting with readers, so feel free to drop her a line.

LINKS

FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAlisonFoster

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Cover Reveal: Stolen by Becca Vincenza

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Title: Stolen (A Rebirth Prequel)
Author: Becca Vincenza
Release Date: Winter 2014
Genre: Adult Paranormal
Cover Designer: Airicka Mystical Creations 
Warnings: Language, sexual content, abuse and violence
Formats: eBook & paperback
  Stolen - Amazon Front Cover

Author Note: This book takes place before and during Damaged, it can be read before, but I strongly urge that this be read AFTER Damaged. (this isn’t a gimmick or anything, the way the story is set it does do spoilers for Damaged) 

Xavier is set to protect the dying races. As a fierce gargoyle warrior, he isn't meant to love deeply. Drake is the last of his kind, and survival isn’t easy.

Xavier recognizes Drake as his true mate the first time they meet. However, Drake’s tormented past has led him to the wrong woman. Xavier must do what he can to save Drake from the choices he’s made. If Drake’s resentment, fears, and stubborn denial can be overcome, they’ll have a love that could bridge the races. 

This isn’t a story of redemption. This is their story.

Warning: This is an adult book. There are exploit scenes of sex, torture, and violence. This isn’t meant for readers under the age of 18. Please note this is a Male/Male Romance. Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000039_00005]

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22748988-stolen

Excerpt:

So began the birth of our child. Coy screamed as she pushed our baby out, and I tried to watch out for both of them, I did. I knew something was wrong though.
The umbilical cord wrapped around the baby. I looked up at Coy she was struggling. Her head lobbed forward, sweat was pouring down her face.
“Coy, you listen to me, baby girl. You can do this. Stay with me.” I didn’t want to alarm her that something was wrong with the baby but she looked up at me. Tears in her eyes.
“Save her. Please…save her.” My beautiful Coy, her small face that could practically fit in my palm of my hand, pleaded. Her eyes were slightly too big, her nose slightly crooked, her lips were full. Kissable lips that I leaned forward and pressed my own against hers. My dragon was calling out to her, screaming at her not to leave us. We needed her. I pressed my forehead to hers.
“Please don’t make me chose. Please don’t do this to me.” My breath was haggard.
“I’m not making you chose, I am not giving you a choice. Save her. Please. Love her, and make sure our child lives.” Coy moved away from me. I had never felt so far from her before. My heart was breaking and my dragon moved forward. He wanted to destroy the thing that would take away our Coy, our love. If she continued to push she would kill both of them, I couldn’t stop her from pushing.
I moved down to our child and unwrapped the cord. My hands were covered in Coy’s blood in the matter of moments. She was losing too much, too fast. I looked up at her she was pale. I knew that she wasn’t going to make it. I didn’t want to go on. I didn’t care anymore. Coy was the only good thing I had found in this world.
“Drake…”
I was so far retreated in my mind I allowed the dragon to take over this form. He turned toward the stranger and snapped his teeth but did nothing more. Something about his scent called to my dragon, comforted him enough that the rage we were feeling only moments before started to dissipate. The stranger’s eyes were on my child though.
My child. A growl ripped from my throat warning him.
“I am not here to hurt you, or her. I want to help you.”
 I realized that my child was screaming in my arms. I moved the dragon over. He fought me at first snapping and whipping his tail. He wanted to be charge. I shoved past him so I could look at my child.
She. It was a girl. Tears stung my eyes. A girl. Just like Coy had said. I moved next to my dying mate. She was so weak, barely even breathing but I brought our child next to her.
“It’s a girl. You are always right. I hope you know that. I always knew you were right. She looks a lot like you. She has your face, beautiful round cheeks. She has my eyes though, a perfect mixture of you and me, just like you always said.”
The stranger watched us, but he didn’t make a sound or move. I appreciated that. In a while I would ask who he was, what he was doing here. Why he smelled the way he did. My dragon kept pushing at my mind and I almost let him through. It was becoming too hard to fight. I looked down at Coy. She had stopped moving all together when I told her it was girl. I pushed away Coy’s hair and kissed her on the forehead.


Get caught up in the series:


Damaged (Free): There are some beings in this world, long thought to be extinct. Some seek to protect them, others want control, but some . . . some are hell bent on their destruction.

Audrey was taken from her father, hidden away from the world, and tortured for five years. She was rescued, but is she really safe, or is there someone else waiting to betray her? Can she trust those who saved her? Can she learn to accept who she really is?

Stone was on a routine mission to extract valuable information from a rival clan of paranormals. Instead, he and his team find something much more valuable: a scarred, damaged young woman who holds many secrets, and whose power is beyond anything they could ever have imagined.There is much more to Audrey than meets the eye and Stone is determined to protect her.

Audrey and Stone are about to find out it’s hard to know who to trust.
Buy Links: 
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Damaged-Rebirth-Becca-Vincenza-ebook/dp/B00I5N04AK 
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/damaged-becca-vincenza/1118325790?ean=2940045586771 
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/399992

   Healed - Amazon Front Cover       
                                                             Healed (Rebirth #2) - 2.99 

The race is on to find the Rebirth paranormals.

Elijah doesn’t have feelings. He doesn’t care, nor does he empathize, until the day Audrey was found. While searching her mind telepathically, things suddenly changed for him. He never imagined that he would face all the emotions plaguing him. Now he is on a mission to find the rumored Rebirth creature. What happens when a creature never meant to feel anything suddenly becomes attached to another? 
Valentine always knew there was something…different about her. While she hated even the thought of blood, she loved to help those in need. She felt an instant connection with her patients and always strived to save lives. Her adoptive sister always told her that she cared too much. That she couldn’t save everyone. And now there is a colder than ice man in her life that won’t go away, and won’t take no for an answer. The problem is, she never wanted to push him away, even though she knows he will be her downfall. 

Buy Links:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Healed-Rebirth-Book-Becca-Vincenza-ebook/dp/B00MKYZ2HU UK Link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00MKYZ2HU?%2AVersion%2A=1&%2Aentries%2A=0
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/461577
Barnes&Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/healed-becca-vincenza/1120028672?ean=2940046068436
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/healed/id904283605?mt=11




  About the Author:   

 Becca Vincenza lives in wonderful Michigan. She has a love for Skittles, rainbows, Star Wars, and reading about hot men. When she’s not wearing her author hat, she’s working to pay off her student loans for her recently acquired English degree. She recently released the two books in her Rebirth Series and is set to release the third at the end of the year.

Stalker Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beccavincenza
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BeccaVincenza
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Website: http://beccavincenzaauthor.wordpress.com/


Friday, 5 September 2014

Cover reveal: The Test of Time by Nicole Zoltack



I could not be happier with it. What do you think of it?

BLURB: Katia jumps at the chance to go to England with her best friend after Rose ditches her deadbeat boyfriend. While walking through the market, she spies a large mansion and recognizes the guy out front as her high school friend Tony. Just as they start to reconnect, Katia passes through times and lands in the arms of Lord Landon, who looks like Tony but certainly doesn’t act like him.
Soon, Katia learns that this 1815 is different from the one in history books. Trapped in a parallel world, Katia struggles to not fall for Landon but his charm proves too much for her. Just when she is about to confess her love for him, Katia travels through time yet again.
The course of love never did run smooth and if Katia can’t figure out and master the test of time, she’ll never see or friends again, or worse, never be reunited with Landon.

So I'm sure you're dying to know the release date and luckily it's not that far away! THE TEST OF TIME releases September 9th! Be sure to grab it on the 9th! :D


Add it on Goodreads! 





Author Bio

 Nicole Zoltack loves to write in many genres, especially romance, whether fantasy, paranormal, or regency. When she’s not writing about knights, superheroes, or zombies, she loves to spend time with her loving husband and three energetic young boys. She enjoys riding horses (pretending they’re unicorns, of course!) and going to the PA Renaissance Faire, dressed in garb. She’ll also read anything she can get her hands on. Her current favorite TV show is The Walking Dead. To learn more about Nicole and her writing, visit http://NicoleZoltack.blogspot.com.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Review Stop + Giveaway: Forever Kinda Love by Clara Stone

BLURB:

Life’s. Little. Surprises.

The last thing seven-year-old Carrigan "Ace" Casper foresaw was an eight-year-old Heath Lovelly walking into her life the day her mother died. From that moment on, Heath sticks by her side, slowly becoming her strength, her confidant, and her entire world. What she doesn’t know is, she's his saving grace, too.

Ten years later, Ace is handed another crippling challenge that threatens everything in her almost perfect life. Only, this time, she doesn't turn to Heath, hiding the truth instead. But Heath knows Ace too well and won't back down easily. He's ready to do whatever it takes and will stay by her side until she accepts that their love is the kinda love worth fighting for.

Will he be her forever triumph or her unexpected downfall?

Two lives.

One story.

And an unexpected journey to falling in love.



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**Mature Content Warning** 17+ for language and sexual content.

GENRE: Mature YA Contemporary Romance.



My thoughts:

Another wonderful Friends to Lovers story! Carrigan and Heath met as kids, and from there on, they became friends, and spent most of their childhood in each other's company. Years later, they both realized that, their feelings had changed and there was more than just 'bestfriend-y' feelings. As always, crossing the line between best friend to lovers is quite tricky and filled with uncertainty and doubts. Even though I know the couple will eventually end up together, it's the journey, the struggle as they try to find their place in a budding relationship that keeps me reading,

Forever Kinda Love is a beautiful story about young love, facing you fears and conquering them. I really enjoyed the banter between Heath and Carrigan. These two have the kind of relationship most people only dream of. If one of them is in trouble, the other drops everything and dashes to their side. The side characters were quite a treat as well, and I can't wait to read Harrington and Vincent's story.

I highly recommend this story!

A huge 5 stars!

About the author:



Clara Stone lives in the beautiful city of Boise, ID.  Unlike what most believe about Idaho, it’s more than a sack full of potatoes. When she’s not writing, you’ll catch Clara reading YA and NA books, mostly romance, and enjoying time with her family. She is a proud CW TV addict.

She also writes YA paranormal romance under the name Priya Kanaparti. She is published through
Reuts Publications.




Get in Touch with Author Clara Stone!

Email:
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Snail Mail:
P.O Box 2652
Eagle, ID 83616
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Thursday, 28 August 2014

Cover Reveal: Private Internship by Kitsy Clare



An Art of Love novel by Kitsy Clare
New adult romance, book 2
(Not necessary to read the first in the series to understand book 2)


The Private Internship blurb:

Sugar’s not so sweet and secrets can be deadly … especially with matters of the heart

Sienna’s bestie, Harper warned her not to intern for famous bad boy artist, Casper Mason. After all, he just fired Harper who helped Sienna get the interview. But the moment Sienna sees Casper—or Caz—sweaty and practically shirtless and swinging from chains while he works on his sculpture, she’s hooked. He’s the richest, hottest artist in New York, and he lives in the fabulous Williamsburg Sugar Factory. But he’s also an incorrigible game-player, who seems to relish testing Sienna’s loyalty with a string of unsettling tests.

She knows she should get away fast. But by the time Sienna sneaks into his locked storage room and begins to unearth his dark and terrifying secret, she’s fallen way too hard for the handsome, charismatic Caz.

Book reviewers are saying:

"Beautiful. Amazing. A fantastic read that left me wanting more." -XoXo Book Blog

"A juicy read full of passion and magnetic chemistry that will have you hooked from beginning to end." -From the Purple Matter Book Blog

Author Bio:

Kitsy Clare hails from Philadelphia and lives in New York. A romantic at heart, she loves to write about the sexy intrigue of the city, and particularly of the art world. She knows it well, having shown her paintings here before turning to writing. Model Position, her new adult novella is about artist Sienna and her friends. Living in a Bookworld says: “Beautifully written! We get to learn things about art & painting, which is refreshing. A colorful story from a promising new adult author.” The next in her series, Private Internship launches on September 29 with Inkspell.


Kitsy loves to travel, draw, read romance, spec fiction and teach writing workshops. She also writes YA as Catherine Stine. Her futuristic thriller, Ruby’s Fire was a YA finalist in the Next Generation Indie book awards. Fireseed One, its companion novel, was a finalist in YA and Sci-Fi in the USA News International Book Awards, and an Indie Reader notable. Her YA horror, Dorianna, launches fall 2014 with Evernight Teen.