Friday, May 30, 2014

Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Cowboy Dreams by Kasey Millstead

 


Title: Cowboy Dreams

Series: Down Under Cowboy #3

Author: Kasey Millstead

Cover Design: Cover It Designs

 Release Date: June 2014

 

My decision for moving from Sydney, NSW, to Pine Creek NT, was purely selfish...to begin with.




My best friend, Edie, had gone off on an adventure to find herself, and instead she'd found the love of her life. Not wanting to be left behind, I decided to follow her. I made this choice for a few reasons. First, I didn't want to be without my best friend. Second, I'd slept with my boss, and trust me, once that happens, shit just gets awkward! And third, on a visit with Edie, I'd met a man.



Clay Forde.
A hunk of Aussie, crocodile egg collecting, cowboy, badass, hotness.

We had a one-night stand...and then another one when I visited again.

Then, I found out I was pregnant.

So now, moving to the Northern Territory wasn't just about me escaping the awkwardness at work, or tagging along with my best friend. It was about developing a relationship with a man I hardly knew, who I was about to have a baby with.

I'm loathe to admit it, but I'm scared and I'm nervous. But most of all, I'm petrified he's going to reject me. Because even though our "relationship" so far has been limited to two sexual encounters, I can't help the feelings that have taken root in my bones...feelings for Clay. And the worst part is, I don't even know if he feels an inkling of what I do.
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Cowboy Dreams (Down Under Cowboy Series) is the 3rd instalment of the #1 Bestselling series. Each book can be read as a stand alone as each of books is about interconnecting characters and they all have happy ever afters. However, the author recommends they be read in order to avoid spoilers.











Cowboy Town & Sky Cowboy

have beautiful new covers!




















Kasey Millstead lives a quiet life in country New South Wales, Australia, with her husband and their four young children. She enjoys baking, singing (ridiculously out of tune) & spending time with friends and family. Kasey has always harboured a deep love for reading and writing, and she is now lucky enough to be living her dream of being an Author.













Thursday, May 29, 2014

Cover Reveal: Seven's Diary by Dawn Robertson

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Seven's Diary


By Dawn Robertson



Synopsis:

Once upon a time, I had a life before Levi.
It's a time that is sometimes hard for me to remember.
But with our lives on the brink of disaster caused only by my own actions, and solely my past... It is time for me to give the world a look at my deepest and sometimes darkest thoughts.

This is Seven's Domme Diary.
A look at life before Levi.
A peek into life before Hers.
Will you ever be able to look at Seven the same again?



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About Dawn Robertson: 



Dawn Robertson is a two time best selling, twenty-something indie author, and mother. She lives in sunny senior citizen packed Florida, where she wrangles her flock of kids and writes smut.

Dawn can normally be found swearing like a sailor, making late night drive-thru appearances, arguing with her kids, reading a steamy romance while hiding in her bathroom, writing her little heart out on her laptop, shopping for My Little Pony goodies, being the life of the party at a book signing, or sipping on a smoothie. She loves to hear from her fans, readers, and authors alike. Feel free to drop her a message.

Dawn rarely takes life seriously, so be sure to expect heavy sarcasm from her. She is also the life of the party, so be sure to meet up with her at one of the many author events she will be attending in the next couple months. Buy her a shot of whiskey, and she will love you for life.

 

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Review: Romancing Lorelei by June Stevens

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Title: Romancing Lorelei (Oak Hallow #2)

Author: June Stevens

Publisher: Classy Scribe Publications

Page Count: 96

Genre: Romance/Contemporary

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I received this book from the author in exchange  for an honest review.

 

Blurb:

She doesn't believe in love...He fell in love at first sight. 

The moment he laid eyes on her, Kaden McAllister knew there was something special about Lorelei. After spending one incredible night with her, he knew he wanted her in his life. But the next morning she was gone, without even giving him her last name. When he finally finds her can he convince her there can be much more between them than sex? 

Lorelei Graham isn't interested in falling in love with anyone, ever. Yet, she can't deny that something deeper lurks beneath the intense sexual attraction that sizzles between her and Kaden, She agrees to get to know him, but can she put her past behind her and open herself up to the possibilities of love?

 

My Review

When I started reading Romancing Lorelei, I was worried that it would be one of those romances. You know, the ones where they fall in love immediately, but I was pleasantly surprised. You get to watch Lorelei and Kaden fall in love over time.

I loved that the author took the time to develop the characters, even though it is a novella. You are able to really get to know them and you don't get that rushed feeling.

This is the second book in the series but it is a standalone. I like the fact that I can read this one and not feel as if I have to read the first book too.

Kaden is a great character and such a gentleman. At many times his character could have went a different way. He stuck to his gentlemanly charms and that's why we love him. =)

Favorite Quote:

" I can live without you. But I don't want to. If the day comes where there is no other choice than to go on each day without you it, then I will do it. But until that day comes, I will fight with every fiber of my being to keep you by my side."


I did wish that there was more from Kaden's mom, Tildy. She seems like she would be a great character. I wish she had more story time.

Overall the story was great. It is a fast read but one that is worth the time. It was full of romance and will leave you swooning. I recommend this read to any romance lover. =)

 

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Review: Climbing Out by Lila Rose

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Title: Climbing Out (Hawks Motorcycle Club #2)

Author: Lila Rose

Publisher: Lila Rose

Page Count: 197

Genre: Romance/Erotica

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

 

Blurb:

Deanna Drake has a past she longs to forget, but won't ever be able to. She's always been the tough one. No one, but her best friend Zara has ever been able to penetrate her cold, hard, shell.

Until Griz

Griz— a.k.a Grady Daniels, Hawks Motorcycle Club second in command, also has a past that he wishes he could undo...all except one part. 

It's her past that brings them together. Only will it be forever?

 

My Review:

What I loved about Climbing Out:
Deanna's vulnerability is shown in this book. In Holding Out, she was shown as this tough take no gruff woman. Now we see that she is just human.
We learn more about Griz and his life outside of the MC.
The author doesn't have Deanna and Griz professing their love for one another early in the book. I appreciate that. Most authors rush to have the characters fall in love rather than get to know each other.
Julian has to be the best character. I love him. He is always hitting on the bikers just for the help of it. He reminds me of Sway from Harper Sloan's Corps series.

What I didn't love:
I felt it was another book where it reached a certain point and then the story is rushed through. There is mention of Jason briefly throughout and then bam. He is seen then gone as quickly as he came. I had hoped for more to that part of the story.

Overall I have to say I still loved the book. I have looked forward to Griz and Deanna's story since the beginning. I look forward to the next book from the author. A definite recommend read. Should only be read by adults 18+ due to HOT and STEAMY sex scenes. ;)

 

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Cover Reveal: The Raven by Sylvain Reynard



The Raven 

by Sylvain Reynard

 

Blurb: 


From the New York Times bestselling author of the Gabriel Series comes a dark, sensual tale of romance in a city shrouded in mystery…


Raven Wood spends her days at Florence’s Uffizi Gallery restoring fine works of Renaissance art. But an innocent walk home after an evening with friends changes her life forever. When she intervenes in the senseless beating of a homeless man, his attackers turn on her, dragging her into an alley. Raven is only semi-conscious when their assault is interrupted by a cacophony of growls followed by her attacker’s screams. Mercifully, she blacks out, but not before catching a glimpse of a shadowy figure who whispers to her…


Cassita vulneratus.


When Raven awakes, she is inexplicably changed. She returns to the Uffizi, but no one recognizes her and more disturbingly, she discovers that she’s been absent an entire week. With no recollection of the events leading up to her disappearance, Raven also learns that her absence coincides with one of the largest robberies in Uffizi history – the theft of a set of priceless Botticelli illustrations. When the baffled police force identifies her as its prime suspect, Raven is desperate to clear her name. She seeks out one of Florence’s wealthiest and elusive men in an attempt to uncover the truth about her disappearance. Their encounter leads Raven to a dark underworld whose inhabitants kill to keep their secrets…






Release Date:

Early 2015



About the Author


I'm interested in the way literature can help us explore aspects of the human condition - particularly suffering, sex, love, faith, and redemption. My favourite stories are those in which a character takes a journey, either a physical journey to a new and exciting place, or a personal journey in which he or she learns something about himself/herself.



I'm also interested in how aesthetic elements such as art, architecture, and music can be used to tell a story or to illuminate the traits of a particular character. In my writing, I combine all of these elements with the themes of redemption, forgiveness, and the transformative power of goodness.



I try to use my platform as an author to raise awareness about the following charities: Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation, WorldVision, Alex's Lemonade Stand, and Covenant House. For more information, see my Twitter account.


You can find Sylvain at


         

 

Monday, May 26, 2014

Review: Dragon's Lair by Chantal Fernando

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Title: Dragon's Lair (Wind Dragons MC #1)

Author: Chantal Fernando

Publisher: Chantal Fernando

Page Count: 255

Genre: New Adult, Romance

My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars





Blurb:


When I found my boyfriend cheating on me, I did something stupid.

Or should I say, someone?

Because of that mistake, I’m now stuck in a world I don’t belong in.

I’m a law student. They’re criminals.
He’s the Vice President of a MC. I’m a good girl with a strict upbringing. 

He’s my ex-boyfriend’s brother.
And I’m screwed.



My Review:


Dragon's Lair contains romance that will leave you panting. The connection between Dex and Faye is immediate. They try to fight it but love can not be denied.
Action is in place too. With an MC book it is almost expected. There is some violence but nothing graphic or gritty.
I loved the humor in the story too. It helps to lighten the mood. The author does well to break up the tension in the storyline with humor. Faye's demeanor with the other bikers is hilarious. Especially when she cleans their rooms. The fact that she watches Sons of Anarchy to get tips is funny. I would too, if I was seeing a biker.


My only thing  that I didn't like was that I wished the book was longer. At some points it felt rushed through. I wanted to get to know certain characters more, and I feel I didn't get a chance to.

Overall the book was an enjoyable read. I was able to sit down it get through it in a few hours. I look forward to her next book in the series. I'm sure it will be awesome. I definitely recommend this read for ages 18+.



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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Flame by Alicia Michaels


COVER REVEAL AND GIVEAWAY:

 FLAME by Alicia Michaels 

(Book #5 in The Bionics Series.) 

Release Date: June 27, 2014

Publisher: Crimson Tree Publishing







War has come to the United States. It’s been brewing for years as the government and Military Police wage war on the outcasts known as the Bionics. It’s spilling out into the streets as the militant Rejects continue to wage war against the ‘inferior’ humans, the M.P.s are raiding neighborhoods and putting Bionics to death, and I am fighting alongside the Resistance to save our kind from extinction. To top it all off, the president has now declared martial law, and the rights of American citizens are being stripped away one by one.

 

Together, with the vigilante known as The Patriot, and my Resistance family, I am prepared to fight the impossible fight, to stand up for what’s right. From a single spark, our little rebellion has grown into a revolution, a roaring fire that will envelop the nation. At the same time, things in my personal life are finally turning around. I’m in love with a beautiful girl who loves me back, and we might have a shot at a real future … unless the enemy manages to snatch away from me everything that I hold dear.

 


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The Bionics Series by Alicia Michaels





The year is 4010. Nuclear war and the wasteful nature of humans have all but destroyed the United States. A new government regime rules the day with strict laws, rationed food, and careful control. When those injured in the nuclear blasts that rocked many of the nations largest cities are offered another chance by the Restoration Project, how could they refuse? Little do they know that the robotic additions to their body will paint targets on their backs once the government decides that they are dangerous. At the forefront of the resistance is a girl with a bionic eye, Blythe Sol, who wants nothing more than to be a normal girl. Blythe has yet to realize that normal will never exist again for her, or anyone else.

 

The Revolution has begun...





 




 

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Most nineteen year-old girls are thinking about college, stretching the wings of newfound adulthood, and boys. Well, I’ll probably never go to college and all my dreams of the future are gone. I’ve been an adult for much longer than I should have been and my girlhood was stolen the minute the North Koreans dropped their nukes over the United States. As for boys … well, that’s pretty much out of the question now, too. My love life is too messy to even talk about.

 

I have nothing.

 

Except, maybe, my cause, my mission, The Resistance. It is the hope I have to cling to, I am counting on it to pave the way to my future. As things heat up and the terrorist sect known as The Rejects make themselves known opponents of society in this war, the choice to be on the side of good is harder than ever. My friends are broken; Olivia is a shell of her former self and Jenica is barely hanging on. Dax and Gage … well, we’re not talking about my love life, remember? 






 



The Rejects, the government, President Drummond; they are pressing in on us from all sides and the weight is tremendous. Still, when given the choice to crumble or stand, I’d rather stand. Times are dark, but we are here, a rebellion, a whisper in the dark, a spark that lights the flames of change.








 



Titanium (Book 2) 

(New Adult or YA Mature) 



Secrets (Book 3) 

(New Adult or YA Mature) 



 

SPARK (Book 4) (New Adult or YA Mature)






 


About Alicia Michaels:



Ever since she first read books like Chronicles of Narnia or Goosebumps, Alicia has been a lover of mind-bending fiction. Wherever imagination takes her, she is more than happy to call that place her home. The mother of two and wife to an Army sergeant loves chocolate, coffee, and of course good books. When not writing, you can usually find her with her nose in a book, shopping for shoes and fabulous jewelry, or spending time with her loving family.

 



 

 


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

New Release from Crimson Tree Publishing: The Power to See by Jennifer Anne Davis

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THE POWER TO SEE by Jennifer Anne Davis





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THE POWER TO SEE BY JENNIFER ANNE DAVISPublisher: Crimson Tree Publishing Content Rating: Mature Content (Rated YAm with 5's in all categories.) 

At first glance, twenty-two-year-old Brianna’s life seems perfect. But she harbors a deadly secret—her father is the leader of a ruthless drug cartel. Brianna struggles to find her place in a world her father meticulously controls, and believes she is nothing but a pawn in her father’s deadly games. 

 

After graduating from college with an enormous debt, Dominic finds himself lured by money and power into a job that appears too good to be true. He doesn’t realize he works for a drug cartel until he’s in too deep. Trying to keep his family safe, he takes a deal offered by Brianna’s father and agrees to marry Brianna while continuing to work for the cartel. 

 

Brianna and Dominic must rely on one another as their lives become further entwined in the lethal drug world. When Dominic discovers a deadly secret, he begins to question everything and turns to Brianna for support. However, Brianna’s heart belongs to another man—an undercover DEA agent. 

 

The DEA closes in on the drug cartel, forcing Brianna and Dominic to choose sides, igniting a battle between family loyalty, love, and survival. Brianna soon realizes that she may be the only person capable of bringing down her father’s empire—if she can find a way to outsmart the master manipulator, without losing herself, and her heart, in the process.


 

 

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There was a soft knock on her door. Matt popped his head in, making her flush. As much as she fought against it, Brianna had to admit, Matt was hot. She hadn’t seen him since their dinner the other night. There was something different about him from other men she’d known. She liked that Matt was intelligent and highly sought after in the law field. Even though he was confident, he wasn’t cocky, and there was something gentle about him. She couldn’t put her finger on it, but she liked that he seemed interested in getting to know her. It was a refreshing change. Of course, it was also nice that Matt was untouched by her father.


“Do you have any plans for the weekend?” he asked, giving her a half smile.


“Nothing too exciting. I have a lot to do before we meet with the judge on Monday.”


“Well, you can’t work all weekend, so I have a proposition for you.” Matt walked in and sat on the edge of Brianna’s desk, pulling two tickets from his shirt pocket. “I’m taking you to a baseball game Saturday night.”


Did he just ask her out? Was Matt interested in her? This wasn’t good. Why couldn’t Matt be married or unattractive? Why did she have to meet him now? “I don’t know,” she managed to say.


“You owe me a dinner,” Matt reminded her, the dimple in his cheek showing.


“I can’t.” She really wanted to, but her father would never approve.


Matt raised his eyebrows. “I’m not asking you out on a date, so don’t get all defensive. I’m simply asking you to a baseball game, and it’s work related if that makes you feel any better.” He leaned in close, smiling like they shared a secret.


Why did he have to keep looking at her like that? “Work related how?” she asked. Perhaps there was a way to get her father’s approval.


“The firm has a box. So, technically it’s a work function.”


“Is anyone else going?”


“No,” he whispered.


Brianna wanted to be alone with Matt, but she wasn’t sure she could control herself around him. Salazar’s plan was very direct and specific, and Matt was definitely not a part of the plan. She couldn’t afford to lose focus now. But the way Matt sat on the desk, his smile, those eyes—she was drawn to him. She closed her eyes, smelling his musky scent. Not once in Brianna’s life had Salazar ever asked her what she wanted. Everything was planned and she was expected to go along with it. Against her better judgment, she agreed to go to the game.


“I’ll pick you up at six.” Matt smiled. He slid from her desk and strolled to the door.


“No, I’ll meet you there.”


After glancing back at her, Matt responded, “Suit yourself,” and left.


Brianna was grinning so big, her cheeks hurt. A baseball game sounded like fun. She just needed to make sure her father knew it was a work function so he wouldn’t jump to the wrong conclusion. A little voice in the back of her mind screamed at the stupidity of getting involved with Matt, but Brianna chose to ignore the voice of reason.

 

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About Jennifer Anne Davis





Jennifer graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in English and a teaching credential. Afterwards, she finally married her best friend and high school sweetheart. Jennifer is currently a full-time writer and mother of three young children. Her days are spent living in imaginary worlds and fueling her own kids’ creativity. Visit Jennifer online at www.JenniferAnneDavis.com.



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