Saturday, November 29, 2014

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!!

It's my birthday and I'll give away a book if I want to!!

Luck On The Line was one of my favorite reads this past month and so I'm going to pay it forward and gift a copy to one of you!
Thanks for helping me celebrate! 

In case you missed it here's the link to check out my 5 Star Review:
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Friday, November 28, 2014

REVIEW... RETRACE by Sigal Ehrlich + Giveaway




RETRACE 
Nia Martins believes a fresh start will help her leave her traumatic past behind. Moving to a different country, she seeks to shake off her demons by doing the one thing that sets her free from her destructive thoughts – teaching dance. But change doesn't come easy, and all Nia really wants is to take the next breath without the perpetual suffocation that follows.

Reeves Mitchell has looked death in the eyes so many times it’s become habitual. That is, until his best friend's life was on the line. When the one thing he feared the most turns into reality, all he can do is pick up the pieces of his loss. As Reeves tries to live with the constant thought of “what if” gnawing at the back of his mind, he persistently and steadily builds a thick wall around himself.

Their solitary lives are all they have—until fate brings them together. Nia and Reeves’ new friendship helps make life, shadowed by the ghosts of their past, more bearable. But as their relationship deepens and new, suppressed feelings emerge between them, are they willing to retrace their steps back to where wounded hearts can be broken once more?

*THIS IS A STAND-ALONE NOVEL. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.





* I received this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest review*

This Book Nerd Says: 

Both Nia and Reeves lives collide because of a chance mistake in a hotel room. From that point on their paths begin to intertwine and they quickly form a "friendship" that is much more than either of them anticipated. Both of them are hiding away from the tragedies that touched both of their separate lives three years prior. Nia leaves her home of Brazil putting much needed separation from her and the painful memory, as she settles into life in America and a new job teaching dance to young girls, she begins to find her smile again because of her new neighbor. 
Reeves lives with guilt hanging on to him and feels the only way he'll ever be able to move on from it is by getting vengeance. Then he meets Nia. She captivates his thoughts immediately and for the first time in a long time, he starts to feel a need for her. 
As they both look for a way to escape the guilt theey feel, they form a relationship that is a blurry mess of friendship, friends with major benefits, and emotions that run way deeper. 


"Well some people just don't see what's good for them even if it's shoved in their face." 
I choke on my next sip. I have an urge to shove a mirror in his face and force him to repeat his wise statement...

There wouldn't be story without some troubles, but through the obstacles their relationship faces, I appreciated that there was not any long drawn out drama caused by some misunderstanding/miscommunication. They both spoke up on things that distressed them and actually communicated about 95% of the things that were weighing on them. Reeves actually opens up to Nia sooner than I had expected him to, and while we wait for Nia's complete revelation, I loved the support she never hesitated to give Reeves. 
Somewhere along their path to absolution and atonement, they find themselves on the path to a happily ever after. The need and dependency on each other is the only thing that scares two people who were previously so content with being alone in their despair. 

"I'm tired, I'm so tired of always being torn, every smile I smile feels like a betrayal. Each time I laugh I feel like I shouldn't. How can I laugh and enjoy life when I took the ability to do so from someone else, from someone I loved so much?"


I'm giving  RETRACE 4 stars... and a note that I'll never look at a Scrabble board the same way again!

About the Author:


By teen age, Sigal already lived in three different continents where she was lucky enough to experience and visit varied places, meet unique people, which only helped fuel her overly developed imagination. Currently, Sigal calls Estonia home where she lives with her husband and three kids.  Not exactly sure where they will end up next…
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

*~* COVER REVEAL *~* Behind Your Back by Chelsea Cameron

 

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Today is the cover reveal for Chelsea M. Cameron's upcoming title, BEHIND YOUR BACK.

I love this cover... A LOT! 

It's set for release in February 2015 -but be sure to check out the author's note below for some special news about the release!

 

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AUTHOR'S NOTE: 
This past summer I traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland for a book signing. It was my first trip outside of the US and I was nervous as hell. While I was on the plane and begging for my motion sickness medication to kick in, I started thinking about a character I didn’t “know” yet. Every now and then I will get a character’s voice in my head and not have a story for them. More often than not, my books start with just one character. I don’t know where the story is going, or what they’re going to do. I only have their voice guiding me. I told myself I wasn’t going to work on anything new on my trip, since I already had existing deadlines. But of course the voice ignored me. He kept talking to me. I couldn’t resist, so I started working on his story in my gorgeous hotel room with its view of Edinburgh castle. I wrote some more words at the Elephant House, which is where J. K. Rowling started writing the first Harry Potter book. Over vegetable lasagna and jasmine tea, a story started to develop. It was different than anything I’d ever written. Told completely from a male point of view. It was also a romantic suspense, something I’d been dying to try writing, but didn’t think I had the ability to do. I called my mother in my excitement and her words were “that’s completely different than anything you’ve ever written.” This is that story. And since this story is so completely different, I’m doing something different when I release it. In February (date to be determined), you will not only get the first book on that day, Behind Your Back, you will also be able to buy the sequel, Back To Back! No weeks or months of waiting to find out what happens. You can read the two books in one day if you want. Instant gratification. I hope you fall in love with these books as much as I have while writing them.   


TEASER: 
She wears a wig and colored contacts the first time I see her in person. Her electric green eyes are too memorable, even in a crowd. But underneath the plain brown wig and the brown contacts and the bored expression she wears, something shines through that she can’t cover up. I recognize it right away, even if I wouldn’t have been searching for her. Raising myself from my chair, I cross the coffee shop. She watches her phone, pretending to be the kind of girl who can’t abandon her Facebook page for longer than three seconds. But I know. I know her. Her finger hovers over the screen of the phone, her shoulders slump, but her foot jiggles just a little bit. Not enough for anyone but me to notice. But I see it. I see her. I pass by her table on my way out the door. I give her one glance. A visual brush over her body. I know she sees me, but pretends not to. She pushes the wig back and I can just barely see the flash of red hair at the nape of her neck, along with a tattoo. I can’t see all of it, but I don’t need to. I know that, too. A Celtic knot. I pass through the door and don’t look back. Her eyes follow me down the street to the crosswalk and until I’m out of view. She sees me.    

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

ChelseaCam  Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA New York Times/USA Today Best Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world's worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting (this one time, she was tweeted by Neil Gaiman). She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.  
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5 STARS for Maybe Not by Colleen Hoover



My favorite Colleen Hoover book is Maybe Someday, so imagine my surprise when it was revealed that she had written a novella centering on Warren and Bridgette. I don't want to get too involved in the telling you about the story because it's a novella and the blurb tells you all you need to know about the story before you read. 
It begins shortly before the timeline of Maybe Someday and overlaps the story. If you are like me you will find yourself smiling and giggling as we get some clarity to some of the behaviors of Warren/Bridgette that we read about in Someday
If you liked Maybe Someday, you will like Maybe Not. 
I loved Maybe Someday....

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

REVIEW... Running Barefoot by Amy Harmon

Book Blurb (courtesy of Goodreads)
When Josie Jensen, an awkward 13-year-old musical prodigy crashes headlong into new-comer Samuel Yazzie, an 18-year-old Navajo boy full of anger and confusion, an unlikely friendship blooms. Josie teaches Samuel about words, music and friendship, and along the way finds a kindred spirit. Upon graduation, Samuel abandons the sleepy, small town in search of a future and a life, leaving his young friend behind. Many years go by and Samuel returns, finding Josie in need of the very things she offered him years before. Their roles reversed, Samuel teaches Josie about life, love, and letting go. Deeply romantic and poignant, Running Barefoot is the story of a small town girl and a Native American boy, the ties that bind them to their homes and families, and the love that gives them wings.

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This Book Nerd Says: 

Somehow this book went under my radar since I've come to read  some of Amy Harmon's books. I recently had my attention drawn to it upon mention that the main characters from this book would be making a cameo in one of my highly anticipated upcoming releases THE LAW OF MOSES. So I hurried over to one click it. 
That was probably the best one click decision I've made this weekend. I loved this book. Utterly and completely LOVED it. I have been a major fan of Harmon since I read MAKING FACES and I was almost certain that it would remain as my untouchable favorite of hers. Then I read Running Barefoot...
While I still hold Making Faces dear, Running Barefoot is a very close second favorite.
As the book blurb stated, the story is told in the perspective from Josie Jensen, a 13 yr old who doesn't fit in with anyone around her. She loves books and words almost as much as she loves music. She finds an unlikely but much needed companion in Samuel. Despite the age difference they find a common ground as they discuss and fall in love with literature and music, and their friendship becomes something almost sacred to Josie. She has an 'old soul' and teaches Samuel so much that he never expected to learn. 

When Samuel leaves their small town, he also leaves behind Josie. She keeps the memory of her dear friend tucked away as the letters from him dwindle to nothing. She moves on, grows up, finds love and loss yet again. Her plans for the future return to being dreams that drift further from Josie's reality. 

Then when she least expects it - but needs it most, Samuel returns and with his arrival comes the resurgence of their undeniable bond. Samuel is determined to reconnect Josie to the things that gave her life purpose confused as to why she has distanced herself from those things now. 


"I didn't want to deal with old feelings that brought fresh pain. i was through loving people who would only leave." 

Now a big reason why I probably (kinda sorta definitely) loved this book is because Harmon once again interweaves some of MY favorite literary loves into this story. Seriously, at the mention of Anne of Green Gables becoming Josie's best friend, I knew then that she was my newest book bff. It was confirmed again and again as she had intense discussions about Othello, Wuthering Heights, and Jane Eyre. The final book friendship validation was her reference to watching Seven Brides For Seven Brothers countless times...
If I didn't know better I would think that Josie Jensen is me. 
My love of Josie's character is undeniable but there is no love lost on Samuel either. Samuel's character growth from beginning to end is beautiful. The acceptance that Samuel was in search of, is evident in his return. The way he had with words was incredible. The way he loved Josie was the stuff LOVE is made of. 
"You're not the girl I love best, Josie.
                       You're the only girl I've ever loved. "

I know I had a major soft spot for Samuel but even setting that aside, I knew that no one else could be the kindred spirit that Josie's soul needed for a true happily ever after. I was so happy that her father actually put into the book's dialogue everything that I was thinking and feeling. Josie and Samuel gave each other something that no one else could give them despite the best of intentions. 
"What does Samuel do when you talk to him, Josie? What does he say? Does he hear you, the way none of us can?... I don't want you holdin' back all your life, sharing yourself in doses that people will accept. If Samuel is man enough to take it all, every last drop... then i hope you know where Samuel is... " 

This is a phenomenal story from start to finish. It's such a unique premise that doesn't disappoint. A love story full of friendship, loss, culture, and spirituality. I have so many things highlighted in the book, so many beautiful quotes and things I loved that couldn't share it all, so I'm going to give this 4.5 stars. 
I hope that you'll not only read it but you'll fall under the spell of this love story. 


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Friday, November 21, 2014

REVIEW...FAITHFUL by S.A. Wolfe

A bombshell waitress who wants more. A former FBI agent who wants less … except for her.

*This is a standalone novel in the FEARSOME Series.

Imogene Walsh has always been unapologetically confident and ruthlessly opinionated with people, particularly men. No one is spared from her unfiltered mouth, but it hasn’t seemed to deter Cooper MacKenzie. Although he is not the clean-cut, businessman type she’s always thought she should pursue, Imogene is drawn to the sexy outsider who is the hottest topic in town gossip, the fantasy heartthrob women love to speculate about.

She has spent most of her life in the little town of Hera, NY, putting her numerous forgettable relationships behind her and floundering in both her professional and personal life. Work and men—neither have gone well for her. Now it’s reached the point where she wants to stop playing it safe.

It may be time to live up to her tough reputation and take a chance on Cooper, the only man who isn’t intimidated by Imogene’s brash personality. However, it could be a thrilling ride that doesn't end well.


FAITHFUL - Goodreads


This Book Nerd Says: 

*I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Imogene is a say-what's-on-her-mind confident-in-her-own-skin type of woman. After being unexpectedly hurt in her last relationship she keeps all men at a distance categorized into the types of jerks that she is sure they are or will be. The complication comes in the form of the new to town former FBI agent named Cooper MacKenzie. Despite her aloof (read rude) attitude towards him, Cooper is welcomed into her tight knit group of friends, but he doesn't want to be just friends with Imogene. Imogene is already dealing with the new feelings of watching her friends moving on into their "adult lives", marrying, and moving into new phases - then Cooper charms his way into her heart. 

This was my first time reading anything by the author and so I was walking in blind so to speak. The story wasn't what I was expecting but I am just fine with that. Although it's a standalone, there was a few times that I felt I might have been missing out on some inside joke or didn't fully understand a certain comment made, that was somewhat rectified towards the middle of the book when I got some more information on the other couples that surrounded Imogene and Cooper. 

The story had a somewhat slow buildup, despite a hookup almost immediately. In that buildup, I found myself #teamCooper and wondering when Imogene was finally just going to let down her guard and stop fighting the feelings. That isn't to say that I didn't like Imogene, because I did, I kcuf-ing loved her! I just felt the simmering frustration you would feel for a friend who was hesitant to let the potential perfect guy of hers slip away. 
The story didn't fully grab me until the conflict hit. 
Unlike some other stories, this conflict felt realistic. The kind of topic you could envision yourself calling your girlfriends over for wine or ice cream (or both) while you cry it out on their shoulders. It was then that I switched my allegiance from Cooper's team and became solely #teamImogen. Don't worry though, Cooper redeems himself and we are left with several happily ever afters from the bunch of them. 
I laughed aloud several times (thanks to Imogen) and I was left with a smile at the end. I'll have check out the other stories in the series to get to know some of the others in this group better. 
I gave this book 4 Stars!



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Thursday, November 20, 2014

REVIEW... NINE MINUTES by Beth Flynn

On May 15, 1975, fifteen-year-old Ginny Lemon is abducted from a convenience store in Fort Lauderdale by a member of one of the most notorious and brutal motorcycle gangs in South Florida.

From that moment on, her life is forever changed. She gets a new name, a new identity and a new life in the midst of the gang’s base on the edge of the Florida Everglades—a frightening, rough and violent world much like the swamps themselves, where everyone has an alias and loyalty is tantamount to survival.

And at the center of it all is the gang’s leader, Grizz: massive, ruggedly handsome, terrifying and somehow, when it comes to Ginny, tender. She becomes his obsession and the one true love of his life.

So begins a tale of emotional obsession and manipulation, of a young woman ripped from everything she knows and forced to lean on the one person who provides attention, affection and care: her captor. Precocious and intelligent, but still very much a teenager, Ginny struggles to adapt to her existence, initially fighting and then coming to terms with her captivity.

Will she be rescued? Will she escape? Will she get out alive—or get out at all? Part psychological thriller, part coming-of-age novel, filled with mystery, romance and unexpected turns, Nine Minutes takes readers into the world of one motorcycle gang and inside the heart of a young girl, whose abduction brought about its fall.
 


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THIS BOOK NERD SAYS: 

"A story about a man who has loved me from the very beginning, from the first glance." 
I picked up this book because I was seeing so many rave reviews and posts about the book. I thought if a book could initiate so much conversation, then I definitely wanted to check it out. I can now see why. 
This was one of those books that completely pulled me in from the first few paragraphs and didn't let me go until the end. It was written in a memoir-like style as we learn about Ginny Lemon's abduction and her subsequent life as she spends the next years among a South Florida notorious motorcycle gang. I am hesitant to talk about any more of the story for fear that an unintentional spoiler would happen so I'm going to let the book blurb speak for itself. 

However I will say this (just in case you are like me and have the same hesitations)...
I was a very wary of this story because of the ages of the MCs. I think most people would be unnerved by the same thing, so I want to clarify, even though there's a lot of gory details about Ginny's life that made me cringe and wonder why I felt drawn in, I still kept reading. I already stated the age difference brings a lot of things into serious question, there's also A LOT of crime and overall violence. 
It is a story of a child being abducted, that's why I found it difficult to understand the classification of it being a love story. 
But at the end, I can say there is a definite love story. Even if you are tempted not to continue reading, please know that for me the book shot to 4 stars within the last sixty pages or so. By the time I read the last two chapters my mind was completely blown. Truly it was the end of the book that made me understand the hype around it. 
It was one of those YOU THINK YOU KNOW, BUT YOU HAVE NO IDEA endings. I even went back to reread it to make sure I read everything the right way. I did... so the shock continued. 
I also felt a pull of suspense given what we read in the prologue. While my gut guess was correct to a tiny portion of the ending, I still was blown away by the ending (^^ See above shock reaction). 
When I found out a book two was coming it immediately got clicked onto my TBR list because now I just need to know. 





Tuesday, November 18, 2014

REVIEW... The Perfect Gift by Dani-Lyn Alexander

*I received this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest review*

It’s the season of second chances in this heartwarming, contemporary holiday romance where two single parents find each other—and another chance at love—in the most unexpected of places.
’Tis the night before Christmas…and businessman and single father Jason is scrambling to find the dollhouse of the season for his seven-year-old daughter Emily. But when he finally strikes gold at an obscure toy store, he’s met with resistance—literally, as from the aisle across from him a beautiful woman named Leah is grabbing onto the dollhouse box with similar intent, determined to get the same Christmas present for her own daughter.

 Desperate not to let the other win, Jason and Leah forge a pact: stay together until they find the same dollhouse at a different toy store. It sounds simple, but ten stores and many hours later, they still come up empty. They might not be finding another dollhouse, but they sure are finding a lot to talk about and, as their mutual attraction grows, the unlikely pair finds the greatest holiday gift of all—love.

The Perfect Gift - Goodreads Link


This Book Nerd Says: 
Since I'm a self declared lover of all the sugar dipped made for TV romances you find on during this time of year, this book jumped out right away for me. To my happiness, it was exactly the kind of read I was expecting. 
Jason and Leah are both single parents trying to hunt down the one perfect gift for each of their daughters in the last few remaining hours before Christmas. If that wasn't enough trouble, the number one gift on their respective daughter's list is also in high demand. Finally they luck out and find one, the real problem comes when they each grab hold of one side of the box and when the other won't give it up, they're left to compromise. 
The hours they spend together both awaken dormant feelings in both of them. Jason begins to wonder if the dollhouse is really the perfect gift after all. 

The story is more novella length and is a quick yet enjoyable read. If you're looking for a drama free feel good story with tons of sweet moments, this is the book for you. I recommend reading it curled up in a cozy blanket with a cup of hot cocoa. 

I'm giving The Perfect Gift 4 Stars

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About the Author: 

Dani-Lyn Alexander lives on Long Island with her husband, three kids and three dogs. She loves spending time with her family, at the beach, the playground, or just about anywhere. In her spare time, which is rare, she enjoys reading and shopping—especially in book stores. Some of her favorite things include; Bernese Mountain Dogs, musicals, bubble baths and soft blankets. She’s an incurable insomniac and has an addiction to chocolate.
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Monday, November 17, 2014

REVIEW... The Practice Proposal by Tracy March

Book Blurb: 
Liza Sutherland isn’t looking for love. Not from a charity-auction date she didn’t even bid on and especially not with Nationals first baseman Cole Collins, the guy she obsessed over as an awkward teenager. She won’t get involved with a notorious player, no matter how attractive Cole is. 

Cole Collins is up for contract renegotiation, but after too many late-night parties, he’ll need some positive publicity before he can make the roster. His agent, Frank, pitches Liza as the perfect prop…only Cole didn’t account for Liza no longer being just a teenager with a crush. She’s gorgeous and smart and he’s instantly hooked. 

When Frank makes Liza a deal she can’t refuse—a bet she will fall in love with Cole or a cool half mil goes to charity—the game is on. But neither bet on the real feelings that surface. Could a fake fling turn into an official forever?


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This Book Nerd Says: 

I stumbled across this book this past weekend, and boy am I happy I did! 
The Practice Proposal has all the good stuff of a romance story should have and left me full of warm fuzzy feelings. 
This is the story of Liza and Cole. 
Liza knows what it's like to have her heart feel love and then have that love taken away. Because of her past she insists on focusing on her work for her team's charity organization. The last thing she wants is to start dating, especially when her mother sets her up on a date with the object of her teenage-hood crush. 
Cole Collins. 
Cole has a bad boy reputation. It's not a problem in his eyes but to everyone else, especially the ones holding his future contract in his hand, it's a big one. He follows his agent's advice to use the date with Liza Sutherland to gain some positive credibility to improve his image. 
What he didn't count on was that Liza Sutherland wasn't the young girl he remembered. She'd grown up and almost instantly he was the one who had the crush on her now. 
After her date with Cole had passed, Liza assumes she can go back to life as she knew it - Cole-less. But when his agent shows up with an offer that's too good to turn up, she finds herself agreeing to pretend to be in a relationship. 


"Cole was the same guy deep down - still looking for a place to belong." 


"...She was also the one girl who might be able to see through him." 

You probably don't have to guess hard to figure out what comes next. Be that as it may, I would have been disappointed if this story wasn't what I had expected. The best part about it for me was that, after the conflict arises, the resolution isn't long and drawn out. They both shared their own part and didn't hold onto some grudge to keep them apart. 

I thoroughly enjoyed this story and give it 4.5 stars! 
I look forward to reading the next one in the series starring Liza's best friend Paige. 

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

*~*Cover Reveal*~* Maybe by Amber L. Johnson

 
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Release Date: February 12 , 2015
SUMMARY
Maybe-3D-Paperback-eReader Emily Portman loves her job. A writer for Breakout! Magazine, she shadows and showcases up-and-coming bands. When her next assignment takes her to Austin, Texas, she can’t wait to add the city to her map of places she’s visited. Places she’s left without looking back. Her plan is to keep moving on, and the last thing she needs is a man holding her back. She’s not going down that road again. Tyler Macy is stuck in a rut. Despite his exceptional talent as a musician, he has chosen to take a backseat with his music and let others grab the limelight. Wounded and mistrustful, he doesn’t appreciate his friends’ efforts to bring him back to center stage. Emily comes onto the scene and sees his full potential, but he fights to stay in the shadows, shutting her out before she can add to the scars another woman gave him. For Tyler to find his music again, he needs to accept the help that Emily and their friends offer. When he discovers that his muse lies underneath Emily’s skin, it is still not enough to keep her from walking away. Neither will admit what they really want until it is too late. Emily is once again thrown in Tyler’s path when she is assigned to join them on tour. Despite the pain in his past, Tyler sees that she is worth it, even if she’s stolen both his heart and peace of mind. In order for them to be together, they both must discover whether the music and their passion are enough to overcome the obstacles that separate them.
Maybe finding love is worth the risk

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
AuthPhot   Amber Johnson has authored several romance novels that focus on music and the way it can touch people’s hearts. She believes that Happily Ever Afters occur every day—despite the obstacles that real life serves up on a regular basis. Always with two rubber bands on her wrist and a song in her head, Amber is a rebel who puts too much creamer in her coffee, which she drinks out of a cup that reads ‘Cocoa.’ A full-time wife and mother with a day job, she writes whenever she can. If she’s not at her desk, with her boys, or behind the computer, she’s supporting live music with her arms raised above her head and eyes closed, waiting for the drop.  
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Friday, November 14, 2014

*~* COVER REVEAL *~* BECOMING RAIN by K.A. Tucker

We are so stoked about this cover reveal for K.A. Tucker's BECOMING RAIN! BECOMING RAIN is a New Adult Romantic Suspense novel, and the second novel in K.A. Tucker’s Burying Water Series, published by Atria Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster. BECOMING RAIN is set to be released March 3, 2015!

  Becoming Rain

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  About BECOMING RAIN:
Luke Boone doesn't know exactly what his uncle Rust is involved in but he wants in on it-the cars, the money, the women. And it looks like he's finally getting his wish. When Rust hands him the managerial keys to the garage, they come with a second set-one that opens up the door to tons of cash and opportunity. Though it's not exactly legal, Luke's never been one to worry about that sort of thing. Especially when it puts him behind the wheel of a Porsche 911 and onto the radar of gorgeous socialite named Rain. Clara Bertelli is at the top of her game-at only twenty-six years old, she's one of the most successful undercover officers in the Washington D.C. major crime unit, and she's just been handed a case that could catapult her career and expose one of the west coast's most notorious car theft rings. But, in order to do it, she'll need to go deep undercover as Rain Martines. Her target? The twenty-four-year old nephew of a key player who appears ready to follow in his uncle's footsteps. As Clara drifts deeper into the luxurious lifestyle of Rain, and further into the arms of her very attractive and charming target, the lines between right and wrong start to blur, making her wonder if she'll be able to leave it all behind. Or if she'll even want to.  

And don't miss the first book in this thrilling series BURYING WATER...

Burying Water

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About BURYING WATER: The top-selling, beloved indie author of Ten Tiny Breaths returns with a new romance about a young woman who loses her memory—and the man who knows that the only way to protect her is to stay away. Left for dead in the fields of rural Oregon, a young woman defies all odds and survives—but she awakens with no idea who she is, or what happened to her. Refusing to answer to “Jane Doe” for another day, the woman renames herself “Water” for the tiny, hidden marking on her body—the only clue to her past. Taken in by old Ginny Fitzgerald, a crotchety but kind lady living on a nearby horse farm, Water slowly begins building a new life. But as she attempts to piece together the fleeting slivers of her memory, more questions emerge: Who is the next-door neighbor, quietly toiling under the hood of his Barracuda? Why won’t Ginny let him step foot on her property? And why does Water feel she recognizes him? Twenty-four-year-old Jesse Welles doesn’t know how long it will be before Water gets her memory back. For her sake, Jesse hopes the answer is never. He knows that she’ll stay so much safer—and happier—that way. And that’s why, as hard as it is, he needs to keep his distance. Because getting too close could flood her with realities better left buried. The trouble is, water always seems to find its way to the surface.   Author PhotoAbout K.A. Tucker: Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She is a voracious reader and the farthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit. Kathleen currently resides in a quaint small town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.        

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

REVIEW...Eight Days A Week by Amber L. Johnson + Giveaway

*I received a copy of Eight Days A Week from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Book Blurb: 

Gwen Stone has secrets she’s not ready to reveal. After a recent promotion at work, she needs a caretaker for her children. She’s frenzied and in a lurch and pretty much ready to hire the first person who comes along. So she does.

Andrew Lyons needs to get out of his sister’s apartment, and a Craigslist posting may be the answer to his prayers. But what he thought was an ad for a room rental turns into a job offer he can’t refuse. Accepting the nanny position could change his life, if only he had a clue how to be a grownup.

A working mother, a shirtless manny who looks good in a towel, two children who need more than than a babysitter, and hours of kids’ TV can only spell disaster for everyone involved. 

Because a manny should always mind his own business. 

And he definitely shouldn’t fall in love with his boss.




This Book Nerd Says: 

Having read, reviewed, and raved about Johnson's previously published books ( Puddle Jumping and Where We Fell ), I am so excited to be a part of this blog tour. I am a fan of her use of realistic situations and everyday people to make the magic of her love stories stand out as truly endearing. 
However it didn't take me very long to spot a striking difference between my previous reads and this one. Aside from the fact that there are two young kids who are very important to the story, this book is definitely more Contemporary Romance comparatively as there are a few  "grown & sexy" scenes. But what stood out to me is that those steamy scenes are not overdone, there is no compromising of the story just to get to the next bedroom scene. 
Plus the sweet endearing characters I've come to know Johnson for... they're some of the best yet. 
This book made me laugh so much! If you have kids or serve as a caretaker to kids you will definitely enjoy Andrew's foray into the world that is today's kid entertainment (those dang choo choo soul songs will get you every time). I especially got a specific chuckle at his 'Manny Diaries' and countless nicknames for his kid friendly mode of transportation. 
What makes Eight Days A Week so special to me though is without a doubt, Andrew Lyons. 

Andrew is a big kid, a twenty five year old one to be exact, known for his penchant for pranks. Everyone around him seems to be pushing him to grow up, but growing up in his sister's shadow doesn't come easy for Andrew. Back home from his travels abroad and stuck in his sister's apartment, he's forced with the reality of actually getting a job. So when he stumbles across the ad offering a free apartment as part of being a nanny to two young children, it's too good to pass up. 
What he doesn't count on is how much these kids need him... how much his new boss needs him.  They, in turn, turn out to be exactly what Andrew needs. 
I would still have liked to find out a little more of the reasons behind why Andrew was the way he was when we first are introduced to his character. Despite that, there is such a natural character maturation that we get to witness in Andrew from beginning to end. I just adore him. 
If you want to read a book that will leave you feeling happy, this book could be just the book for you. 
I'm giving this book a solid 4 Stars!








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