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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Cover Reveal: Finding Haven by T.A. Foster

FindingHaven Amazon Smashwords Goodreads-1FINDING HAVEN by T.A. Foster

Releasing May 15th, 2014

New Adult Contemporary Romance

Book Blurb:

Power. Money. Control. Love.
He has all but one.
When movie star, Evan Carlson, discovers his girlfriend’s picture with another man splashed on the cover of gossip magazines, he decides he’s had enough of his fishbowl life and attempts to outrun the media frenzy his relationships have become. Driving until the road stops, he ends up on the remote and quaint Perry Island, where a heartthrob can blend in like the locals and be a beach bum as long as he wants. All that changes when Evan meets Haven Owen, aspiring songwriter and the girl he just can’t get enough of. A summer romance turns into something much deeper and Evan gets tangled in his own web of lies to keep Haven in his life. But when his ex tracks him down, Evan learns there are some things you just can’t outrun.
Is the cost of love, losing all control?   FH_Teaser2 FH_Teaser3

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headshotAUTHOR BIO: T.A. Foster once spent a monthlong spring break on South Padre Island, where she soaked in the Texas sun, beach, and learned what real Texas country music is. Sometimes fiction does spring from reality. She grew up catching rays and chasing waves along the North Carolina Outer Banks and now resides in the state with her adventurous pilot husband, two children, and two canine kiddos. T.A. has an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a graduate degree in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University. When she’s not chasing her two-legged and four-legged children or trying to escape for date night, you can find her reading, writing, or planning her next beach trip. Author Links: Blog: http://www.tafosterauthor.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/tafosterwriter Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TAFosterauthor Author Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7164289.T_A_Foster

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Teaser Tuesday: It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted over at Should Be Reading, and the goal is to share teasers from the books we are currently reading!

Rules:

  • Grab the book you're reading
  • Flip to a random page
  • Share two sentences from that page
  • MAKE SURE THEY ARE NOT SPOILERS!
  • Include Title author, and page number
The Book:

It's Kind Of A Funny Story by Ned Vizzini 
Synopsis: A humorous account of a New York City teenager's battle with depression and his time spent in a psychiatric hospital...

The book was inspired by Vizzini's own brief hospitalization for depression in November 2004.

Julie took a step towards me. "I really want to make out with somebody right now."
"Oh, cool." Pg. 78

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Blog Tour: Girls Love Travis Walker by Anne Pfeffer


Welcome to my tour stop for Girls Love Travis Walker by Anne Pfeffer. This is a New Adult contemporary recommended for ages 16+.  The tour will consist of reviews, with a few guest posts and interviews.

Girls Love Travis Walker by Anne Pfeffer
To nineteen-year-old high school dropout Travis Walker, women are like snowflakes--each one different, but beautiful in her own way. He can charm any girl he meets, and yet down deep he fears he'll always be a loser like his jailbird father. As the landlady threatens to evict him and his sick mother, Travis takes a job he hates and spends his evenings picking up girls at a nearby night spot. When he enlists in a teen program at the local fire station, he finds out he’s amazing at it. Then he meets the smoking hot Kat Summers, enlists Kat’s friend Zoey to help him woo her, and falls in love for the first time ever. But he keeps the details of his life secret. His girl will never love him back if she knows the truth about him….

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Learn about the author at:
www.annepfeffer.com

My Review:
I received Girls Love Travis Walker by Anne Pfeffer from the publishers for a blog tour, and this is my honest review.

I am really glad that I chose to be apart of this tour, because I really enjoyed the book. It was a break from the dark books I have been reading lately which is one of the reasons I liked it so much. The book was about a teenager named Travis who was about to drop out of high school, and was having a really rough time dealing with everything going on in his life. There were only a few characters actively involved in the book which made it better because it wasn’t hard to follow at all.

When we first met Travis I was disgusted because he seemed like one of those crappy guys who treats girls like crap 24/7. But the author did an amazing job transforming his character from the very beginning of the book all the way to the last page. I loved watching Travis change right before my eyes it was pretty magical. He went from a low life high school dropout who played with girls’ heads, to a man in love with a great job and his life back on track.

I couldn’t stop turning the pages, the whole time I was reading this book. I never wanted to put it down because I always wanted to know what was going on with Travis, like how his mother was, if he was going to get evicted, or how Zoey was. All the characters were great and I could not get enough of them!

Zoey was great, she is the kind of girl I want to be. Strong and she was not about to take crap from any guy especially Travis. The relationship between Travis and Zoey was nowhere near perfect but it ended perfectly!


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Monday, April 14, 2014

Cover Reveal: Goodbye To You by A.J. Matthews


COVER REVEAL



By A.J. Matthews

New Adult Romance

Release July 1, 2014

Published by Swoon Romance

Europe? Nope. Mexico? Nope. Key West?

Not me. This summer, I’m playing nursemaid to my sister. Yeah, I know. Relatively good looking twenty-two-year-olds don’t spend the summer bedside in the cancer ward but, that’s the plan. Until my sister threatens me with bodily harm unless I get on the plane.

That’s when I met him. He likes me. Really likes me. But more than that, he loves my boobs — like can’t get enough. I have no idea how to tell him that they’ll be gone soon. Courtesy of a preventative double mastectomy. Yep. That’s what testing positive for the breast cancer gene mutation will do to a girl.

But don’t feel sorry for me. I’m enjoying him, holding on until the last possible minute, while I muster up the strength to tell him, and watch him walk away.





You can find the author on Goodreads here.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Release Day Event: Lost In Me by Lexi Ryan


Get ready for NYT Bestselling Author Lexi Ryan’s new series Here and Now! The first novel in the series, LOST IN ME, is a sexy New Adult contemporary romance released April 7th!



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LOST IN ME is on SALE for just .99 cents the first week of release as a fan appreciation from the author!

LOST IN ME is the first book in the Here and Now series, a spin-off of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Hope series. This sexy amnesia love triangle is intended for mature readers.

The last thing I remember is having drinks at Brady’s and trying to avoid eye-contact with my life-long crush—the gorgeous, unattainable Maximilian Hallowell. They tell me that was a year ago, but I have no memories of anything since then. What I do have is this ring on my finger that Max says he gave me, and this much-thinner body I’ve dreamed of most of my life. Aside from a case of retrograde amnesia, everything seems almost…perfect.

But the deeper I immerse myself into this new world of mine—planning a wedding to a man I don’t remember dating, attempting to run a business I don’t remember starting—the clearer it becomes that nothing is as it seems. Do I have the life I’ve always wanted or is it a facade propped up by secrets I don’t even know I have?

I need answers before I marry Max, and the only person who seems to have them is the angry, tatted, sexy-as-sin rocker Nate Crane. And Nate wants me for himself.

LOST IN ME is not a standalone novel, as the story continues in Here and Now book two, FALL TO YOU, releasing in June.

Guest Post:
LOST IN ME RELEASE GUEST/PROMOTIONAL POSTS

The Here and Now Series
By Lexi Ryan

“Do you know what retrograde amnesia is? Because I just learned about it and I have this story idea…” This was few years ago on call with my critique partner.  The conversation was supposed to be about the book I was finishing, but I was distracted by this shiny new story idea.
The kernel of the idea was there, born from my fascination with retrograde amnesia. A woman wakes up in the hospital and is engaged to a man she remembers (though she doesn’t remember getting engaged…doesn’t remember anything from the last year, in fact). She’s in the days approaching her wedding…but there’s this other guy. This guy who seems to know things about her life that no one else does. This guy who’s in love with her and doesn’t want her to marry her fiancĂ©. This guy she doesn’t rememberand yet feels connected to somehow.
I carried this kernel of a story idea with me. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it or whose story it was. I never know much about my plot when I start writing. Instead, I start with emotion and character, and I was fascinated with how it would feel to wake up and think you had to perfect life, think you’d finally gotten everything you wanted…but have no memory of how you got there.
Meanwhile, I was also carrying the character of Hanna with me.  Hanna who has struggled with her weight her whole life, who’s totally in love with a guy she grew up with but believes herself to be completely unworthy. I met Hanna while I was first writing Maggie’s story (now Unbreak Me), and I knew from the beginning she needed her own story.
Then, one day while I was writing a scene in Wish I May that had Hanna pining for Max, the puzzle pieces floating around in my head clicked together. Since I’d already written about Max and already “met” Asher’s musician friend Nate Crane in my mind (I know, writers are weird), the rest of the premise fell into place. I knew not only that I needed to write this sexy amnesia love triangle for Hanna but that it had so many twists and turns it was going to take me more than one book to tell it. And so the Here and Now series was born—a series where the main character has to choose between the two incredibly sexy guys that want her. How do you make the right choice for your future when you can’t remember your own secrets?
I hope you’ll check out Lost in Me, book one of the Here and Now series.



About the Author

Once a college English professor, I now write full time. I live in rural Indiana, where, when I’m not writing, I get to hang out with my husband and two kids–a six-year-old boy and a two-year-old hellion, er, girl. Not surprisingly, reading and writing remain my favorite activities, though both come in bits and pieces these days, not the big hunks of time I enjoyed before I had children. When I’m feeling virtuous, I like to go running (I use that word liberally. I’m really, really slow) or do yoga. Don’t worry, I’m always careful to balance out such activities with a hearty serving of ice cream or a chocolate martini.


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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Cover Reveal: Love And Other Unknown Variables by Shannon Alexander

Love and Other Unknown Variables
Release Date: 10/07/14
Publisher: Entangled Teen

No official summary yet…


About the Author:
Shannon Lee Alexander is a wife, mother (of two kids and one yellow terrier named Harriet Potter). She is passionate about coffee, books, and cancer research. Math makes her break out in a sweat. Love and Other Unknown Variables is her debut novel.  She currently lives in Indianapolis with her family. You can follow her at www.wanderthewords.blogspot.com or on Twitter @shanlalexander.


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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Teaser Tuesday: Girls Love Travis Walker by Anne Pfeffer


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted over at Should Be Reading. And this is where we show off what we're reading and give a little teaser from the book as well!


Girls Love Travis Walker by Anne Pfeffer
Release Date: March 15, 2013
Synopsis: To nineteen-year-old high school dropout Travis Walker, women are like snowflakes--each one different, but beautiful in her own way.

He can charm any girl he meets, and yet down deep he fears he'll always be a loser like his jailbird father. As the landlady threatens to evict him and his sick mother, Travis takes a job he hates and spends his evenings picking up girls at a nearby night spot.

When he enlists in a teen program at the local fire station, he finds out he’s amazing at it. Then he meets the smoking hot Kat Summers, enlists Kat’s friend Zoey to help him woo her, and falls in love for the first time ever. 

But he keeps the details of his life secret. His girl will never love him back if she knows the truth about him…

Teaser:
"I was at the community center when I first smelled the fire. The lunch service hadn't started yet, so I walked outside to look northeast in the direction of the mountains. Smoke filled the sky.

I hope you all enjoyed this teaser! Leave me links to yours below!