27 May 2015

Release Bltiz: 21 Stolen Kisses by Lauren Blakely

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We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Release Week Blitz for Lauren Blakely's 21 STOLEN KISSES!! 21 STOLEN KISSES by Lauren Blakely is a standalone New Adult Forbidden Romance from the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author being published by Bloomsbury Spark! Lauren Blakely is well known for writing sexy, heartfelt and humorous contemporary romance as well as deeply emotional new adult stories. 21 STOLEN KISSES is a beautifully written forbidden romance that will have you holding your breath and turning the pages as fast as you can!

 

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21 Stolen Kisses - coverAuthor Photo  ABOUT 21 STOLEN KISSES: When I first met him I resisted. Like any forbidden love, I told myself he was a crush, and it would pass. That was a lie. It never faded. And I never expected he would fall for me just as hard. There were so many reasons that should have kept us apart, least of all, the decade that separated us. Growing up in New York City, I learned early on that love is a double-edged sword. Love broke up my parents, love took away my friends, and love -- the big, intense, never-been-like-this-beforelove -- landed me in therapy. Now I'm heading to college, and it's time to give love a clean slate again. But, can I really start over when he's still in my life? Because the one man I've always wanted, is also the only guy I absolutely can't have… And he wants me just as fiercely. Can I settle for anything less than the love of my life?

    



About Lauren Blakely: Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and she has had seven books on the New York Times Bestseller list and eleven on the USA Today Bestseller list. Like the heroine in her novel, FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. She loves hearing from readers! Her bestselling series include Caught Up in Love, Seductive Nights, No Regrets and Fighting Fire. She recently released Forbidden Nights, a standalone novel in her New York Times Bestselling Seductive Nights series that became an instant New York Times Bestseller. This summer she'll release Consumed by You, her next title in her NYT Bestselling Fighting Fire series about sexy firemen and the women they love, and Sweet Sinful Nights, the first book in her new series Sinful Nights. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, text BLAKELY + your email address to 678-249-3375 (please use the actual + sign).

Excerpt: He inhales sharply. The look in his eyes says we’re crossing into the danger zone again. It’s the only place I want to be with him. Because when we’re there, nothing between us feels dangerous. Everything feels right.

“I turn eighteen in a few more weeks,” I say, like my birthday is an open invitation for us to slam back into each other.

He nods. “I know.”

A breeze blow by and rustles his hair. A lock falls out of place. Instinct takes over. I raise my hand to reach for his hair.

But he’s faster. He grasps my wrist, and the second he does, the moment expands. It stretches and unfolds into the thing I will replay tonight and tomorrow and the next day. I stare at his hand clasped around my wrist, flashing back to all the times he held my hand, touched my wrist, and ran his fingers along my arm. I shiver as the memories collide, the past slamming into the present.

I look up from our hands to his eyes. Blazing, full of heat. Full of all that restraint from him that I know so well.




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26 May 2015

#RYBSAT Wrap Up (May 18-25, 2015)


 

Thank you everyone for stopping by! I hope you had fun if you participated in this read-a-thon! Also, if you know of any that are coming up please let me know in the comments. I forgot to mention that in the comments.

Day 1:
Page Count: 50 pages
Finished Books: 0

Day 2:
Page Count: 283
Finished Books: 2

Day 3:
Page Count: 114 Pages
Finished Books: 0

Day 4:
Page Count: 167
Finished Books: 1

Day 5:
Page Count: 93 Pages
Finished Books: 0

Day 6:
Page Count: 73 Pages
Finished Books: 0

Day 7:
Page Count: 100 Pages
Finished Books: 0

Day 8:
Page Count: 89 Pages
Finished Books: 0

Total:
Page Count: 969 Pages
Finished Books: 3

25 May 2015

Release Day Blitz: Always Yours, Baby by Airicka Phoenix

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Today is the release day blitz for ALWAYS YOURS, BABY by Airicka Phoenix. This is a new adult, standalone novel that is the 4th book in The Baby Saga. Check out the materials below for buy links, an excerpt, and a giveaway!

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Title: Always Yours, Baby Author: Airicka Phoenix Genre: NA Contemporary Romance Series: The Baby Saga Series Number: #4

BOOK BLURB:

How could someone so pure want filth like him? Damon Comb was no stranger to pain, hunger, loneliness, and abandonment. Being given a family that would die for one another didn’t erase six years of torture. It didn’t take away the nightmares. She did. She was everything someone like him should never be allowed. She was goodness and strength and she made him human. How could someone so broken complete her? Willa McClain had it all, a family that adored each other, the love of an entire town and a future she worked her butt off to get. But all she wanted was the boy with the sad blue eyes and the crooked smile. He was her best friend, her protector and the only one who really understood her. How could a love like theirs be extinguished? But nothing ever lasted forever. Damon knew better than anyone how quickly the tides could change. Can he keep his past at bay before it consumes the only light in his dark world? Can he finally tell Willa the truth, or will his fears tear them apart forever? How could love so strong ever fail?

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EXCERPT:

She beamed, but it didn’t go all the way to her eyes like it normally would. There were lingering fingers of shadow along the edges that prickled his attention. “What?” “Does it feel different?” she asked. He hooked her hair with a finger and dragged them back behind her ear. “Does what feel different?” “Us,” she whispered. “I feel like it should feel different, but I feel the same.” He hummed quietly, knowing full well what she meant. “How do you want to feel?” “Like this,” she said immediately, eyes growing urgent. “I love the way I feel when I’m with you. I don’t ever want that to change. But I have been so scared for so long that I just … I wasn’t expecting to feel exactly how I always felt.” He let his fingers ghost along the elegant curve of her brow, down the lines of her face to the hollow of her cheek. He watched as her eyes closed and her head tilted into the touch. “How have you always felt?” he wondered, his voice constricting with the band that had tightened around his chest at the simple gesture. “Loved.” Her eyes opened and met his. “Wanted, happy, excited. A little sad.” He felt his muscles stiffen at the confession. “Why sad?” “Because I know one lifetime with you won’t be enough and it kills me.” Her eyes bore into his, reflecting the fear she spoke of. “I can’t lose you, Damon. I’d never survive.” He kissed her gently on the mouth with one hand lifting up to cup the back of her head. He pulled back a second later before caution could be thrown to the winds and he started something he would be powerless to stop. “You will never lose me,” he promised. “I won’t ever let that happen.” Teaser 3 Twitter Banner 1

BUY LINKS:

For a limited time you can get ALWAYS YOURS, BABY, and the rest of The Baby Saga for just .99¢ each!

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:  
Airicka PhoenixBIO:
Airicka Phoenix is a romance junkie with an incurable addiction to chocolate. She is also a prolific author of several novels written for young adult and new adult romance addicts who love bad boys, hot kisses and a gritty plot. Airicka prides herself in producing quality material her readers can fall in love with again and again.
When she's not hard at work bleeding words onto paper, Airicka can be found cuddling with her family, reading, watching TV shows, or just finding excuses not to do chores.
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24 May 2015

Book Haul Part 2 - May 24, 2015



  

Good Evening Lovelies! It is time for my weekly book haul! Sorry the video doesn't have a picture. Youtube just flubbed up on me I guess.

The Books: 

Won:
The Program by Suzanne Young
The Treatment by Suzanne Young
The Remedy by Suzanne Young
Those Girls by Chevy Stevens
Tigers Curse by Colleen Houck
Tigers Promise by Colleen Houck

From Work:
Maximum Ride Forever by James Patterson

Review:
The Hero of Blind Pig Island and Other Island Stories by Jimmy Olsen

Thank you everyone for stopping by and if you happen to have or have read any of these books let me know below! :)



22 May 2015

Early Review: srsly Hamlet by William Shakespeare + Courtney Carbone

srsly Hamlet by William Shakespeare + Courtney Carbone
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Release Date: May 26, 2015
Book Format: Hardcover

# of Pages: 128
Synopsis: Hamlet, one of the greatest stories ever told . . . in texts?!
 
Imagine: What if Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, and the tragic Ophelia had smartphones? A classic is reborn in this fun and funny adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays!
 
A kingdom on the brink of war.
A stolen throne.
A boy seeking revenge.

and h8. The classics just got a whole lot more interesting. ;)
 
 
tl;dr A Shakespeare play told through its characters texting with emojis, checking in at certain locations, and updating their relationship statuses. The perfect gift for hip theater lovers and teens.

A glossary and cast of characters are included for those who need it. For example: tl;dr means too long; didn’t read.


My Review:
I received SRSLY Hamlet by William Shakespeare + Courtney Carbone from the publisher and this is my honest review.

I recently reviewed another book in this series called, YOLO Juliet and I loved it. It was fun and easy to read. SRSLY Hamlet was much of the same thing. One of my favorite parts of this book was in the beginning where the book shows us the Emoji’s as those who are in the book, and then on the next page it shows us people with no pictures because they do not have smart phones. I thought that was extremely cute.

I had never read Hamlet before this, but I knew what the jist of it was. Any teacher would probably have a heart attack if they knew this was the version I chose to read. But I think it was a cute version to read, I got what the story was about, it made me laugh, and smile quite a bit which I was not expecting. When I said yes I was a little skeptical because Shakespeare is usually required for school I never felt the need to read it outside of school. But this version was entertaining and I am glad I got the chance to read it.  



21 May 2015

#CrushYourTBR Read-a-thon Wrap Up May 15-17, 2015








The #CrushYourTBR Read-a-thon was so fun, and I am happy to learn that it happens once every month! I will definitely be taking part every month! Here is my wrap up for May!

Day 1:
Page Count- 252 Pages
Finished Books- 1
The Messengers by Edward Hogan

Day 2:
Page Count- 32 Pages
Finished Books- 0

Day 3:
Page Count- 233 Pages
Finished Books- 1
Something Strange & Deadly by Susan Dennard 

Total:
Page Count- 517
Finished Books- 2

I have to say that I am so proud of myself for finishing any books let alone two! I usually am not this good with read-a-thons! Can't wait for next month! :) Let me know in the comments if you participated and how you did. Or if you are planning to participate next month!

19 May 2015

Blog Tour: Alice's Portrait by Juliette Harper + Giveaway

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Welcome to the tour for Alice's Portrait by Juliette Harper! This is a sci-fantasy novel that is adult but clean and appropriate for young adult readers. 
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Alice's Portrait by Juliette Harper
 
A year after Kate, Jenny, and Mandy Lockwood inherit The Rocking L, the sisters try to concentrate on their collective and individual futures. In the previous book in The Lockwood Legacy series, Baxter’s Draw, the women made startling discoveries about their father’s secrets, but are mistaken in their belief that everything has now come to light. In Alice’s Portrait, the ghosts of Langston Lockwood’s past once again confront his daughters, forcing them to re-evaluate their understanding of their father and of what it means to be a Lockwood.

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Juliette Harper is the pen name used by the writing team of Patricia Pauletti and Rana K. Williamson. Like the characters of their debut series, The Lockwood Legacy, Juliette is a merging of their creative energies. Pauletti, an Easterner of Italian descent, is an accomplished musician with an eye for art and design. Williamson, a Texan from a long line of hardheaded Scots, knows the world of the Lockwoods like the back of her hand.“We decided to write under a pen name because neither one of us by ourselves could have created Kate, Jenny, Mandy, and their world,” says Pauletti. “Juliette is a little bit of us both. We want to be her when we grow up.”

“Patti teases me that I just don’t want to own up to writing a book with romance in it,” Williamson adds, “but that’s not true. I like the Lockwood women and the way they tackle everything life throws at them. And before we’re done, they’ll be ducking a lot. I imagine coming into the office every day and saying, ‘Okay Juliette, what’s going to happen now?’ She tells us, and we get it down on paper.”

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The author will be giving away $100 Amazon Gift Card (INT) to the winner of the below Rafflecopter.  The giveaway ends May 20th.

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