Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Dual Cover Reveal for The Hazards of Sex on the Beach and On THe Rocks By: Alyssa Rose Ivy


The Hazards of Sex on the Beach
 
Release Date: July 21, 2014
 
 
ABOUT THE HAZARDS OF SEX ON THE BEACH (Hazards #3):


One broken heart, one drink too many, one steamy night in the sand... 
 
 
 
 
 

 
On the Rocks
 
Release Date:  May 29, 2014
 

ABOUT ON THE ROCKS (Mixology #2):


Love is best served on the rocks.
My roommates look really good naked. At least one of them does. I’m sure the other one does too, but I haven’t seen him without his pants on. Living with two guys wasn't something I’d ever considered, but the opportunity fell in my lap, and I’d have been crazy to turn it down.
College went by in a great big blur leaving me with less of a direction than I had going in. Add in a family that wanted nothing to do with me, and my post-college plans were less than clear. What’s a girl to do when she has nowhere else to turn? She moves to the Outer Banks and learns to bartend. After all, it was my horrible bartending skills that led me to my roommate’s bed and into his heart.
 
ON THE ROCKS
 
 

 
 
 
 
ABOUT ALYSSA ROSE IVY:


Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.
 
 

 
 
 
 



Cover Reveal for Second Chance Hero By Rebecca Sherwin


 
Second Chance Hero
 
Re-Release May 12th, 2014
 
 
'He owns me. Completely, irrevocably. He always has. My heart, body and soul belong to this man and I wouldn't have it any other way. I just hope I'm not too late...'

Two best friends. One Christmas. Unpredictable events that tear a perfect friendship apart.

Jenna Rivera changed after the night on the beach where her heart was broken and she lost everything she thought she had. Gone is the girl who was raised by the sea, replaced by the city girl she swore she'd never be.

Deacon Reid, owner of D R & Son Property Development and the town playboy spends his days avoiding everything his life was before the death of his father five years ago. After losing his dad and his best friend in the same night, Deacon went in search of the trait girls...

Five and a half years, countless one night stands and a stockbroker boyfriend later, Jenna and Deacon reunite. The past and present collide as they mask the all consuming love they feel for each other with a dangerous cocktail of anger, jealousy and lust.
Deacon makes it his mission to win Jenna back, to save her from the years of pain he caused. He swears to be her hero, grasping with both hands at their second chance at the kind of love many dream of .

In life nothing is certain, and every day must be treated as if it's your last. Can they save their love, and each other, before it's too late?
 
 
 
 
Rebecca is a coffee drinking, music loving, working single mother and writing insomniac. When she’s not writing, she’s reading and when she’s not reading she’s squeezing her eyes shut and willing sleep to descend.

She writes about serious issues, giving emotional turmoil a twist and adding a little humour and sarcasm. Her stories are real and relatable, yet unexpected and unpredictable. Every writer was a reader first and Rebecca owes her passion for creating and telling emotional tales to the stories she has read and the people, places and experiences that have, and continue to, inspire her. Rebecca wants her readers to escape to a world where fairy tales and true love exist, wrapping her stories up with angst, passion and curveballs you won't see coming
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Twitter: @RRSherwin
Facebook: rebeccasherwinauthor
Goodreads: Rebecca Sherwin
 
 



Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Review for Covered in Coal By Silla Webb

 
Covered in Coal
 
By Silla Webb
 
**This book is intended for a mature reading audience and isn't suitable for readers under the age of 18.**

Carly Jo Simon believed that Colton Weston was her future, but he shattered her heart into tiny pieces. Just like any little girl would, she assumed her daddy would always be by her side. Unbelievably, he turned his back on her when she needed him most, leaving her with no one in her life to turn to for support. Without options, Carly runs away from the only home she's ever known, leaving behind her heartache and the betrayal of the two men she loved most.

Seven years later, Carly reluctantly returns to Kentucky. Her daddy is dying of cancer and Colton is nothing like the boy she once loved and left. After her daddy passes, Carly must uproot her life in South Carolina and take control of Simon Coal Company, where she has no choice but face the pain of her past.

Can Carly keep her secrets buried deep beneath the black Kentucky coal and her heart safe from the fiery Colton Weston?
 
 
 
My 5 star review
Carly Jo Simon is a spit fire! She is fierce, strong, stubborn, and her mouth is something else. She sure was a daddy’s girl growing up. She is a very lovable character and when she goes through hell all you will want to do is pull her out and save her.
Colton is lovely manly man! He can yell and shout at me any day. Some may think that he is a bad guy for what he has done, but I disagree. In my opinion he has come a very long way. Yes, I do have a mini crush on this character and you will too.
Big John Simon you are something else mister and my god you remind me of my grandfather. You will definitely love to hate this character for sure. I have no more words for this character and you will see why!
Savannah’s is the sweetest sister ever and my heart broke for her too.  I just want to slap her husband, just because. She missed out so much of her baby sister’s life and now she is so happy to have her back. Hell I wouldn’t mind having a sister like her.
Luke use to go to school with Carly and Colton and he is a nice tall glass of water. I mean I want to move to Kentucky now. They way he is described in this book is so very nice. He is a very broken soul and I just want to hold him and give him anything and everything to make him happy.
There are so many secrets in this book and there is always a price to pay when it comes to secrets. Secrets can rip families apart with a blink of an eye. Sometimes we think that we should keep our secrets to ourselves so others don’t get hurt or sometimes those secrets end up blowing up in our faces. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat. This book is full of everything to love, romance, lies, secrets, betrayals and more. I want to go on and on about this book but I don’t want to give anything way.
But I guarantee you this book will leave you feeling all of the characters emotions. While reading this book it felt like I was watching an awesome lifetime movie. I was laying in bed hiding under the covers reading this book, because I couldn’t put it down. Let’s just say a certain someone took my electronic devices away for a day, yes I was and am addicted to this book.
All I can say is that I can’t wait for book 2 to come out!!!
 
 
About the Author
 
 
 
Silla Webb is a Kentucky native, raised in the heart of the coal fields. A coal truck driver's daughter, and a railroader's wife, the coal fields own a special place in her heart.
She is a work at home, Super Momma to three rowdy boys, who keep her on her feet from daylight to sunset. As a pass time from her everyday life, Silla started a blog-Momma's Secret Book Obsession, for reviewing romance novels. From there, she realized that not only did she have a natural love for reading and reviewing, but she found that lost love of writing that she once had as a young girl.
When she isn't conquering the world as a wife, momma and Super Woman, Silla loves to lay on the front porch swing and read while sipping sweet tea, just passin' the day away.
 

 
 


Monday, April 28, 2014

Review for Blissful Tragedy By Amy L. Gale

 
Blissful Tragedy
 
By Amy L. Gale
 
 
Sometimes love is more than tragedy or bliss.

Ambitious 22-year-old Lexie Waters is intent on taking the advertising world by storm. When she’s offered the soon to be open position she’s been vying for at a swanky advertising agency, there’s only one last summer separating her from dreams of corporate success. Still bitter from catching her boyfriend cheating, she heads out for a night of fun to see her favorite band, Devil’s Garden, but fun turns into utter embarrassment when she insults the enticingly confident lead singer, Van Sinclair. Van is intrigued by Lexie’s ability to resist his charm and secretly obtains her cell number. Shocked but eager to get to know this captivating rocker, Lexie accepts Van’s invitation to see his next show, which requires an overnight stay. The overwhelming feelings that follow take them both by surprise, and with two months left before starting her sought after new position, Lexie joins the tour. As she’s catapulted into the world of groupies and wild parties, she questions Van’s commitment to her. So what happens at summer’s end when time runs out?
 
My 5 star review:
 
 


 
First off…I got hooked into the book at 6%. I have been acting like a giddy school girl while reading this book. I mean the text messages had my cheeks turning pink. Oooooh, to have those butterflies in the beginning it is so damn cute. I am so jealous right now, it isn’t even funny.
Van Sinclair you my dear sweet, sexy, rock-star, you are so much more than music and I think a have a hug crush on you now. He has had a lot of tragedies to last a life time. He has never been in love, he only in the moment kind of guy. I mean he is a rock god, who would blame him. When he meets Alexis all of that changes….
Alexis Waters you are a very lucky girl and you are beautiful and you need to give yourself way more credit then you allow yourself to get. I am very jealous of you! Just saying... She is strong, caring, independent, and over all just not like most women.
Jesse you are a douche bag and I hope you get your ass beat good! Your excuse of you drank too much and you have a moment of weakness, PLEASE! Dude you give guys a bad name, so stop while you are ahead, please. (Lee you are lucky you aren’t here, I would so give you the evil eye as a warning. LOL)
This story is a total must read and I am so happy that Amy L. Gale asked me to read her book! Amy you did a fabulous job with this story. I read your book in less than four hours, because I couldn’t put it down. I fell in love with Van Sinclair and Alexis Waters and I was so sad that their story ended. Hold me while I cry.
 
 
 
OMG and please, please when he sang faithfully at the karaoke bar. I cried and then text my boyfriend and told him he better serenade me sometime in the near future. I loved every part of this book. I mean there are some characters in this book that I can’t stand, Jesse you know who you are. Overall this book is crazy good and you need to go out and get this book, because you will love it.
 
About the Author
 

 
Romance author by night, pharmacist by day, Amy Gale loves rock music and the feel of sand between her toes. She attended Wilkes University where she graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. In addition to writing, she enjoys baking, scary movies, rock concerts, and reading books at the beach. She lives in the lush forest of Northeastern Pennsylvania with her husband, six cats, and golden retriever.
 


 

 


Sunday, April 27, 2014

Forgiveness by Angel

 
Forgiveness
Is the intentional and voluntary process by which a victim undergoes a change in feelings and attitude regarding an offense, let go of negative emotions such as revenge, with an increased ability to wish the offender well.
 
I use to hate this word with a passion. I mean really forgiveness, please. If I ever saw you again I would slap the shit out of you and spit in your face.
Now that I am older and a mother, I forgive you. I use to hate you so much and then I pitied you and now I just plain old forgive you.
I forgive you telling me that I was the most beautiful little girl in the world.
I forgive you for telling me that what you did to me was my punishment for being beautiful.
I forgive you for tormenting me in your basement, and that I still for this day get scared going into any basement.
I forgive you for scaring me for life.
I forgive you for all the years of fucked up shit I did.
I forgive you for making me feel ugly in my own skin.
I forgive you for killing a piece of my soul.
I forgive you for breaking my heart.
I forgive you for ruining my innocence.
I forgive you for hurting them too.
I forgive you for everything!!
I am sorry I wasn't there when you died and I am sorry that I was happy you died. I was happy, because I knew you would never hurt another person ever again.
I NOW forgive you and I forgive myself.....
 
 
 
 


Saturday, April 26, 2014

Review for Sawyer Says By: Carey Heywood

 
Sawyer Says
By: Carey Heywood
 
Sawyer says…
Casual flings are the only way to go.
Everyone you trust eventually leaves.
Falling in love is for anyone, but her.

What else would she say when all she knows is loss and abandonment? Sawyer Sterling learned too young that depending on anyone else will get her nothing but heartache in the end. Never shying away from outwardly showing her love, she struggles accepting it herself. Stubbornly, she vows to never risk her heart.

Dealing with revelations she never saw coming, her impulse is to distance herself from emotional entanglements. When her past collides with her present, can Jared Keller help prove to her just how wrong her assumptions are? He is the exception to her argument that everyone leaves. Will she ever see him as something she deserves?
 
 
My Review
 

I am in total shock right now! Carey Heywood you did it again. I am a sobbing crying mess right now! I loved Him and Her, but this book is the best! This book deserves way more than 5 damn stars, I am sorry.
 

Sawyer is not like any other woman out there. She is fierce, independent, strong, stubborn, and freaking awesome. She has had a crap live. Her parents passed away at a young age and she was tossed around from place to place. While reading this book all I wanted to do want hold Sawyer and tell her that everything would be ok. Oh and let me tell you this woman is B.O.L.D. and she had rolling.
 

Jared you my dear are delicious and I have a huge crush on you. Jared has known Sawyer since she was a child and has always been in her life. He is sex on a stick! (sorry mother) He is everything you have ever wanted in a man and much more. He is strong, sexy, caring, and simply perfect. I will take him! (sorry Lee) I mean people he is so OMG! He is every womans dream man, baby can take care of me all day any day. I will not complain! (again, i am sorry Lee)
 

While reading this book I feel back in love with Sawyer and Jared. This book is so well written and I read this whole book in one day. I couldn’t put it down, I needed to finish it. I wanted to shake Sawyer a couple times and kiss Jared a lot of times. (sorry Lee) But all joking aside, Carey Heywood you got me again and I cried like a damn baby. I will not go full force on you guys but let’s just say when Sawyer sees Carmen again your heart will break and melt at the same time.
 

To be 100% honest, yes I was super excited to hear about another book coming out. I mean if you have read Him and Her you would say the same thing. I am just in shock and I have to say that this book is crushing Him and Her. I am sorry to say that because I loved both of those books very much! So right now Carey Heywood I bow down to you for writing another kick-ass book!
 

Please never ever stop writing! You rock, your brilliant, your amazing, and please write me more amazing stories.
 
 
About the Author
 
 
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author with six books out and many more to come. She was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia. Ever the mild-mannered citizen, Carey spends her days working in the world of finance, and at night, she retreats into the lives of her fictional characters. Supporting her all the way are her husband, three sometimes-adorable children, and their nine-pound attack Yorkie.
 
 
If you would like to learn more about Carey Heywood:



https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6535777.Carey_Heywood

 


 


Friday, April 25, 2014

Review for Reflection By: Elene Sallinger


 
Reflection
 
Release Day May 6th, 2014

4 Stars
 
 

When Two Bodies Collide...

The moment Bridget Ross and Connor Reynolds run into each other on the street—quite literally while out on a run—tempers flare. But when the two get together for an apology coffee date, it's clear that the coffee isn't the only thing steaming.

Connor is a charming artist without purpose. His own tragic past prevents him from putting down roots or committing to anything. Bridget is feisty but guarded. She's aching to fill a void in her life but is wracked with guilt over her past and denies herself true pleasure. Can this gorgeous man tempt Bridget to finally succumb to her desires?
 
 
My Review:
 
This is the first book that I have read from Elene Sallinger and this will not be the last…. I really enjoyed this story. This book is written beautifully and is such an easy read. I didn’t want to put this book down!
Bridget is a beautiful, gorgeous, and sexy older woman. She is a professor at the university and she is all about her work and her students. Helping her students is her passion. Bridget is what you would call a closed book due to her past and I don’t blame her at all. I really love this character! While reading this book all I wanted to do want take her and put her in my pocket and keep her safe.
Conner is well Conner. He is a 28 years old man, who is sexy, rough, and talented. (If you know what I mean) Conner has had a rough life and he hides his past very well. He is that type of man that likes what he wants when he wants it. He is a janitor at the university and well most woman do not want a janitor as a lover. Me….I am not that shallow, I am just saying. LOL
Bridget and Conner meet while running and their encounter leaves each other wondering what in the hell just happened. Bridget was rude and running her encounter with Conner over in her mind. She wished she knew who he was so she could ask him to forgive her rude behavior. Once they see each other again it is a world-wind. I love the chemistry these two have, but it isn’t always a happy ending it is?!
I want to go on and on about this book but I won’t, because I want you to read this and see for yourself. All of the characters in this book are lovely and I want to know all of their stories. Let’s be honest here everyone has a story whether it is pretty or not. Well let me be 100% honest, there is one character in this book that I hated and I would be happy to kick his ass any day of the week.
Book 1 is Awakening
 
About the Author
 
 
Hailing from Washington, DC, Elene Sallinger first caught the writing bug in 2004 after writing and illustrating several stories for her then four-year-old daughter. Her writing career has encompassed two award-winning children's stories, a stint as a consumer-education advocate, as well as writing her debut novel, Awakening - a novel of erotic fiction that won the New Writing Competition at the Festival of Romance 2011.

She is a lover of all things lingual, a warrior of words, and a vixen of vocabulary. Her goal is to titillate, provoke, empower and move you with her work which ranges from the erotic to the dramatic and everything in between
 






 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Spankin new Cover for Holy Frigging Matrimony by Emma Chase

 
Holy
Frigging
Matrimony
 
 
 
SUMMARY



What does Drew Evans have to say next? Find out in this forty page short story, filled with his sexy charm, unique advice and hilarious one-liners. 

Marriage: the final frontier. Steven went first. He was kind of our test subject. Like those monkeys that NASA sent off into space in the fifties, all the while knowing they’d never make it back. 

And now another poor rocket is ready to launch. 

But this isn’t just any posh New York wedding. You’ve seen my friends, you’ve met our families, you know you're in for a treat. Everyone wants their wedding to be memorable. This one’s going to be un-frigging-forgettable.
 
 





 


Links
 
 
About the Author
 

 
 
By day, Emma Chase is a devoted wife and mother who resides in a small, rural town in New Jersey. By night she toils away the hours bringing her colorful characters and their endless antics to life. She has a long standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.
Emma is an avid reader. Before her children were born she was known to consume whole books in a single day. Writing has also always been a passion and with the 2013 release of her debut romantic comedy, Tangled, the ability to now call herself an author is nothing less than a dream come true.
Some of Emma's favorite quotes from Tangled -
"You are making me crazy!"
"Crazy like you want to rip my shirt off again?"
"No - crazy like the itch of a yeast infection that won't go away!"

"And I will be damned if Kate Brooks is going to walk her ass in here and take that away from me. No matter how fine of an ass it may be."
"Words are cheap. Actions win wars. Actions heal wounds."
"It makes me want to kiss her and strangle her at the same time. I've never been into S&M. But I'm beginning to see its benefits."

 
 


Review for What it Takes By: Kathryn Ascher

 
What it Takes
 
Release Day May 27, 2014
 

After graduating college, Kelsey Morgan left her small-town Virginia roots to make it in LA. After years slogging in commercials and music videos, her movie career is finally taking off. But she's still miles behind her current costar, and Hollywood playboy, Patrick Lyons. Kelsey does everything she can to avoid Patrick off-set, hoping to not become fodder for the supermarket tabloids that scour the streets for Patrick, trying to get an exclusive look at him and his alleged woman of the week. Kelsey has successfully kept Patrick at a distance, and her reputation intact, until her drunkard brother-in-law Richard threatens to ruin everything by selling her darkest secret to the highest bidder. Now the victim of blackmail, Kelsey has nowhere else to turn but to Patrick's arms. But, can he be trusted? Or will the past destroy them all before she can find out if he's the hero she needs?
 
 
My Review:
 
 
I got this book from Net Galley and I am so glad that I did. This book is very good. I don’t like calling it a book…let me start over this story is very good. Kathryn Ascher you did an amazing job with the story! Cheers to you girl!
Kelsey is way stronger then I will ever be and she puts up with so much crap from people. Her boyfriend is a douchbag and she deserves way better than him. She lets the love for him consume her whole life and she loses herself at the same time. Her mother is very old school. You know the whole; you give your man anything and everything as long as he is happy. Well trust me I have heard that before. Then something happens and it changes her entire life and everyone around her! Then she picks up and goes to L.A. to start her movie career.
Patrick is a hot sexy movie start. He is making a movie and Kelsey is one of his co-stars. Kelsey already knows what kind of man he is and is not willing to let herself fall for him. I don’t blame her…or do I?! Well being the man that his is, he is use to girls and women falling all over him. It leaves him speechless that she doesn’t even want to be around him. But he is not how the magazines portrays him, AT ALL. No one really knows him and people just assume he is what the ink says he is.
This book again is so good! I was an emotional wreck in this book. I was feeling so many different emotions. I wanted to hit something, well let’s be honest I wanted to hit Tim, her mother, and Richard. I had to finish this book I didn’t want to put this book down at all! I was in complete shock because I never seen any of this coming, that I how good this book was written, so thank you for that. I was very sad that the book was done. I really hope that she continues this story, because I would so read it!!


 
 
Kathryn Ascher
 
 

 
Born and raised in Virginia, Kathryn Ascher tried her hand at poetry and fiction in high school, but put it all aside when she went to college. After graduating from Virginia Tech with her degree in communications, she married her college sweetheart and went to work for a local radio station. After her first child was born, she became a stay-at-home mom and began spending her free time crafting and reading.

It wasn’t until after the birth of her third child and a blind book exchange that Kathryn decided to give writing another try. When she picked up her first romance novel, she immediately knew that was the genre for her. She was drawn to the strong lead characters and the quirky secondary characters, the settings, the humor, and most importantly the feelings of falling in love for the first time. She hopes that her readers enjoy these aspects in her writings as well.

Kathryn recently moved from Roanoke, Virginia to Land O' Lakes, Florida with her husband and three children.
 

 
Twitter: KathrynAscher1

 
 



Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Review for Captive in the Strom by Edward A Stanbridge

 

 
Captive in the Storm
By Edward Stanbridge
 
My Review:
 
 

I love every part of Christopher and Ally’s story. I can’t tell you how many times I have messaged Edward Stanbridge on Twitter and told him that I need him to write the next part, and then the next part after that one. I can’t get enough of this story, it is sexy, steamy, and oh my goodness….
Christopher Harrington is so… what is the word, oh yes delicious. He is sex on a stick! He is an elegant well-mannered businessman, who I want! Not going to lie! There I said it! I need him and I want him, everyday all day. Oh did I mention that he has a 12th century castle! Yeah, I am sure that got your attention all right.
Allison Cunningham is a beautiful, gorgeous, business woman. She is all business and no play. Ally and Christopher have been friends for many years, they went to college together. One time in college, let’s just say they explored on another. Ally is on her way to meet up with Christopher at his home, his Castle to go over a new project with him.
Ally and Christopher go through some things in each part, but I guarantee each and every chapter will leave you wanting so much more. Every time a new part comes out I have to re-read all of them. The writing is brilliant and Edward Stanbridge will suck you into their world, without a doubt. I can sit here and tell you the entire story, but it isn’t finished yet! But I love it and I can’t wait to read all the parts that he writes, why… because he is amazing!
So go now……and read Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. Like I said before you will love every word he writes, I know I do.
Oh….did I tell you that there is a dungeon in this story too!!
 
Here are the links to Parts 1-6!! Go and read it now ;)

Part 1
 
Part 2
 
Part 3
 
Part 4
 
Part 5
 
Part 6
 
 
About the Author


I am lucky to have so many different passions in my life and be able to share them through literature. I want to explore the best as well as the worst there is in human nature by crafting stories that I wish will compell the reader to open his mind to a new perspective.

I often use clich├ęs and taboos in my stories and try to work them from a new angle because I truly believe that nothing in this world is what it seems.

If only one of my stories can make you smile or cry, I will have accomplished much more than I ever wished for.



Want to know more???
Check out Edward A Stanbridge's interview!!
 
 
http://cecilysbookreview.blogspot.com/2014/03/interview-with-edward-stanbridge.html