Friday, July 29, 2016

DOUBLE COVER REVEAL... Cement Heart and Wild Heart by Beth Ehemann




Lawrence Finkle, known simply to his die-hard Minnesota Wild fans as Viper, isn’t used to hearing the word "no." He lives his whole life just a little on the reckless side. After all, life is just one big game, right? 

Wrong. 

When what was supposed to be an innocent bet goes horribly wrong, he’s left to deal with the aftermath—and the guilt. In an effort to make things right the best way he can, he ends up falling for the one person on the planet he never should have. 
The old saying goes that two wrongs don’t make a right . . . or do they?













For Lawrence “Viper” Finkle, hockey isn’t just a sport, it’s a way of life. Since the first time he stepped onto the ice at just eight years old, he knew what he was meant to do, and he does it well. When his career takes an unexpected hit, and his relationship is pushed to the breaking point, he’s left sidelined and wondering what his future holds.

Just when he’s sure things can’t get any worse…they do.

Can Viper pull himself together in time to save his career, his girl, and his sanity? Or will he be permanently benched?
 



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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

COVER REVEAL.... Wolf Betrayed by Carrie Ann Ryan + Giveaway!

We're so thrilled to reveal the stunning cover of Carrie Ann Ryan's WOLF BETRAYED, which releases October 11th! Check out the cover below, plus find out more about how you can enter to win a $100 giftcard and get your hands on an autographed postcard from Carrie Ann Ryan!

  Wolf Betrayed Cover v72dpi
About WOLF BETRAYED (releases October 11th)
The Talon Pack continues with the daughter of a traitor, the man who can never be her lover, and another man she should never want…her enemy.
Charlotte Jamenson was born to the Pack that threatened the world, but grew up in the one that saved it. She’s spent her entire life repenting for lies and faults that were never hers to bear. When she falls for her best friend, Bram Devlin, she thinks she’s finally found forgiveness for the blood in her veins; only a mating bond never came. Bram knows there’s something missing within his mating with Charlotte, but there’s nothing he can do about it. Their Pack is in danger, and it’s his duty to protect their Alpha—even if it means sacrificing his life. When he’s put in charge of protecting a new member of the Talon Pack, he realizes he and Charlotte may just have a chance at something more than heartache. Shane Bruins sacrificed his life and his future to protect the Packs from the men he worked for. Now, thanks to circumstances beyond his control, he’s not quite who he was before, and his life is on the line yet again. Only this time, he isn’t alone, and the two wolves in his path might be the only things that can calm the beast inside. The war isn’t coming, it’s here, and the Talon Pack will have to rely on three souls who know they aren’t what each other wants—but exactly what they need—to win.
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About Carrie Ann Ryan

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan never thought she’d be a writer. Not really. No, she loved math and science and even went on to graduate school in chemistry. Yes, she read as a kid and devoured teen fiction and Harry Potter, but it wasn’t until someone handed her a romance book in her late teens that she realized that there was something out there just for her. When another author suggested she use the voices in her head for good and not evil, The Redwood Pack and all her other stories were born. Carrie Ann is a bestselling author of over twenty novels and novellas and has so much more on her mind (and on her spreadsheets *grins*) that she isn’t planning on giving up her dream anytime soon.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

COVER REVEAL... The READY Series by J.L. Berg

J.L. Berg's stunning READY series has a sexy new look - and they're all available to read for free on Kindle Unlimited! Check out the gorgeous covers below and enter to win a $25 Amazon giftcard!

Ready Series Covers






About WHEN YOU'RE READY:

WYR NEW AmazonYears after suffering the tragic loss of her husband, Ethan, which left her alone to raise their young daughter, Clare Murray still holds the last letter he wrote with the words "When You're Ready" written in his familiar messy handwriting, unable to break its weathered seal. Ready for what? He was her entire world, and Clare had accepted a life without him, without love. Until years later, fate brings her to an emergency room, and face to face with a stormy-eyed doctor intent on changing her mind.

Son of a billionaire, Logan Matthews has spent his life trying to make his absentee father proud. Without a family to depend on, all he's ever wanted is a place to call home. After a failed marriage, Logan believes he's unworthy of love...until he meets a woman who awakens his spirit and transforms his entire life in an instant.

But how far are Clare and Logan willing to go for love? Can his love mend the pieces of her grieving heart?

When their love is tested, is Clare ready to put her whole heart on the line again? Can Logan learn the true meaning of love, even if it means sacrificing his own happiness? When a second chance at love is given, Clare and Logan learn you are never truly ready until you're ready to risk it all.
The first novel in the Ready series. Each novel can be read as a standalone.






About NEVER BEEN READY:

NBR NEW AmazonLeah Morgan was done with men. After barely surviving a horrendous childhood, and a boyfriend who bailed when things got rough, Leah had given up on love. Then she met him, Hollywood’s new golden boy who suddenly had eyes only for her. She tried to convince herself that one night couldn’t hurt, but after six months, the memories of his mesmerizing gaze and searing touch still invaded her every thought.

Declan James had just one rule when it came to women. Keep it simple, and never linger. That all changed the moment he met Leah. Even across a crowded bar, he could tell she was different. Sweet, with just the right amount of sass, she made him break his golden rule and now he couldn’t walk away.

When casual becomes anything but, and emotions run deep, will Leah and Declan fight their fears, or let old insecurities tear them apart? When Declan’s past comes roaring back in a way neither of them could have expected, will they stand united or be torn apart by the challenges that lie ahead?

It was only supposed to be one night, but only forever will do.
The second novel in the Ready series. Each novel can be read as a standalone.







About READY FOR YOU:

RFY NEW AmazonA second chance at first love.

Eight years ago, Garrett Finnegan’s world shattered the day Mia vanished from his life. He’s been struggling to pick up the pieces ever since. Haunted by memories and ghosts of the past, he chooses a solitary existence rather than risk his heart again.

Mia Emerson has made one wrong decision after another but none worse than walking away from the boy who stole her heart so long ago. When her new life is turned upside down, she finds herself returning to her roots and the hometown she left behind. Maybe now she can find a way to heal from the devastating mistakes of her past.

When a chance encounter brings these former lovers together, passion reignites in a way neither is prepared for. Can Garrett move beyond his anger and find a way to forgive? Will Mia’s insecurities and fears cause her to once again flee the life she’s destined to live?

Garrett and Mia will soon discover that they must journey into the past to find their way home.

The third novel in the Ready series. Each novel can be read as a standalone.





RoN NEW Amazon About READY OR NOT:

When love comes knocking, will they be ready, or not?
Born into wealth and privilege, free-spirited Liv Prescott left it all behind when she realized there was more to life than living off of trust funds and barely skating by. Since then, she's worked and fought for everything she's earned and never looked back at the world or the family she left behind.
Jackson Reid is starting over with a new job in a brand new city. A single father to his son Noah, he hopes the change will help strengthen the bond that has seemed to suffer since puberty reared its ugly head. What he hadn't planned on was Liv--his exotic next-door neighbor who drives him insane with her wild, new age lifestyle, but still manages to leave him aching for more.
As challenges arise and feelings intensify, will these neighbors be able to look past their differences and find a middle ground?
The fourth book in the Ready Series. Each novel can be read as a standalone.






RTW NEW AmazonAbout READY TO WED:

A Ready Series novella, set after WHEN YOU'RE READY.
Move on.
Move forward.
With the wedding on the horizon and their future uncertain, Clare and Logan must keep their eyes on the prize--a lifetime together. That's the goal. They both know that there are no guarantees in life. But after a long road filled with trials and tears, they're finally on the other side--a sandy white beach where beginnings are made. As Clare Murray becomes Mrs. Logan Matthews, they both learn what the fight really means: family, future, forever. Includes bonus short story, Never Been More Ready.






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About J.L. Berg

J.L. Berg is the USA Today bestselling author of the Ready Series, The Walls Duet, and the Lost & Found Duet. She is a California native living in the beautiful state of historic Virginia. Married to her high school sweetheart, they have two beautiful girls that drive them batty on a daily basis. When she's not writing, you will find her with her nose stuck in a romance novel, in a yoga studio or devouring anything chocolate. J.L. Berg is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC. Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Newsletter

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

RELEASE BLITZ... A Gift Of Time by Beth Flynn








Blurb
RECOMMENDED FOR READERS 18 AND OLDER DUE TO STRONG LANGUAGE, SEXUAL SITUATIONS AND VIOLENCE.

Book 3 of 3 in the Nine Minutes Trilogy.

A Gift of Time is the third installment in the Nine Minutes Trilogy. It is not intended to be a stand-alone novel, but could be read as one. Still, I highly recommend that you read my first two novels, Nine Minutes and Out of Time, to be able to understand the background stories of the main characters. There are many twists and turns in both books that can best be connected if read consecutively.

Are some secrets meant to stay buried?

Three months have passed since Jason “Grizz” Talbot was put to death by lethal injection for crimes he committed. His former wife, Ginny, whom he had abducted from a convenience store when she was a teenager and became the love obsession of his life, has spent more than the last decade trying to carve out a life of normalcy in the bustling suburbs of Fort Lauderdale—including a thriving and happy marriage to Tommy "Grunt" Dillon, a former member of Grizz’s gang.

Tired of the secrets and the lies, Ginny and Tommy thought the final piece of their past could be left behind forever with Grizz’s execution. However, the past comes crashing around Ginny and Tommy when a newly discovered secret threatens to destroy their marriage.

When tragedy strikes, Ginny is forced to reach into her heart and decide, once and for all, what she really wants.

In this third book in the Nine Minutes trilogy, A Gift of Time takes readers from the busy tropical metropolis of South Florida into the serenity of the North Carolina Blue Ridge mountains as Ginny chases down the answers she needs.

Will she have the strength to confront the secrets of her past…and her heart?















Haven’t read this series yet, check out Nine Minutes for
ONLY $1.99 (lowest price ever)







About the Author:



Beth Flynn is a fiction writer who lives and works in Sapphire, North Carolina, deep within the southern Blue Ridge Mountains. Raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Beth and her husband, Jim, have spent the last 18 years in Sapphire, where they own a construction company. They have been married 32 years and have two daughters and two dogs. In her spare time, Beth enjoys writing, reading, gardening, church and motorcycles, especially taking rides on the back of her husband’s Harley. She is a five-year breast cancer survivor.


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RELEASE DAY... Maybe Forever by Keyanna Butler + Five Star REVIEW!!









MAYBE FOREVER by Keyanna Butler

Release Date: July 19, 2016
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Cover Designer: REDBIRD DESIGNS
Tagline: “The definition of family only requires one word…love.”
Amazon Ebook:  http://amzn.to/29x1drC

SYNOPSIS: Family. Harper Montgomery has been trying to define the term for years…

When Harper got pregnant at fourteen, her family abandoned her to be a single mother with no support system. She survived the only way she knew how—hard work and determination. Now she is a nurse in her early thirties, and her son Jamie is ready to embark on high school. Harper can finally say they’ve made it. She can’t take all the credit, though. 

Dakota Daughtry isn’t family, but when he signed on to be a Big Brother to Jamie, he finally felt at home…

Joining the Big Brother community program was only meant to boost Dakota’s resume while working on his GED. Once he met Jamie and his mother Harper, he finally found a place where he belonged. Years later, Jamie is graduating the program, and his obligation to hang around is over, but he can’t make himself leave. Jamie is more like a son than a little brother now, and Harper…well, he’s been trying to deny his feelings for her all along. 

Jamie is thrilled about the blossoming relationship between his mother and Dakota. His birth father Aiden, not so much…

Aiden doesn’t want Harper—he’s too focused on his career for that—but he doesn’t want Dakota to have her either, and he’s willing to play dirty to ruin Harper and Dakota’s chances at becoming a real family. But things get complicated when Aiden starts to develop actual feelings for Harper’s best friend, and a secret is revealed about Dakota’s past that could change everything…

Harper must choose…family or love? Or can she finally have both?






EXCERPT

“Jamie thought I was going to call it quits from coming around so much just because he’s starting high school.” Harper looks back up at him, a little worry written on her face as well. “What did you say?”
“There’s no place I’d rather be than here,” he says smoothly. Harper smiles brightly. She downs another swig of her soda.
“To be honest, I’m a little worried about this change too. It’s like he doesn’t need me all of a sudden.”
“It isn’t that he doesn’t need you. He’s just going through something,” Dakota says. “I talked to him tonight about it.”
“Do you think it’s something serious?” He gets up and slowly walks over to Harper. He leans up against the counter next to her. 
“I don’t think it’s anything life-threatening. All I told him was if he ever needs to talk, he can talk to me.”
“I’m sure he already knew that. You’re always there for him.” Dakota folds his arms across his chest, and Harper looks up at him. 
“I guess he just needed me to say it out loud, you know?” He looks down at her. She turns around to face him, setting her empty soda can on the counter’s top. She runs her fingers softly through her hair and bites her lip nervously. 
“I don’t know if I say it enough or ever, Dakota.” She puts her palms on his wide chest, feeling like some sort of contact should be made. “It’s hard raising a teenage boy without the full support of his father. Thank you for making it a little easier.” Her eyes slightly glaze over with emotion. 
“You’re welcome,” he says softly. “I know it’s weird to say because I’m not his father, but wherever you lag, I’ve always picked up the slack, automatically. It was never a question for me. We’re in this together and it’ll always be that way…in case you were wondering too.” Harper looks at him as if she’s seeing him for the first time. He’s far from the teenage boy she let into her home seven years ago. She takes her hands off him and rests them at her side. Suddenly the soda can on the counter has become very interesting, and she studies it to avoid his eyes and her beating heart. She shakes her head clear. 
“Did I freak you out?” he asks. Harper finally looks up at him. 
“No, no…” she says. “I just hadn’t realized how much you’ve changed.”
“Changed?” he says. She looks at him, and he’s a lot closer to her than he was a moment ago. 
“Yes,” she says breathlessly. She swallows her unpredictable fogginess. “You’re not watching as much Teen Nick as you used to,” she teases. Dakota laughs, and the tension in the room evaporates. 
“If I’m not mistaken, you were the one obsessed with The Amanda Bynes Show.” Harper laughs. 
“Oh my goodness, am I ever going to live that down?” Dakota shakes his head. He pulls at a shorter curl, blocking her eyelid, and twirls it in his fingers, slipping it behind her ear softly. He outlines her ear with his thumb, and Harper releases a soft sigh. Her eyes close involuntarily and without preamble, she’s once again too close to Dakota Daughtry.






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


This Book Nerd Says: 
What an absolute gripping debut release from Keyanna Butler!
A Contemporary Romance that stands out in the genre for having such a realistic (and unique) relationship at its foundation. With a foundation as rock solid as the kind of love that's evident between Dakota, Jamie, and Harper... the story can go nowhere but up... and Maybe Forever does just that. 
From the first few lines I was sucked in and quite positive my kindle was staying in my hands until I read the last word. 
Dakota and Harper's connection is palpable from the start and watching the relationship transition from something beautiful to so much more was a refreshing treat. I didn't feel any dread of what was to come, only an eagerness to see what was to come next. 
My favorite thing? 
I thought you'd never ask. 
Jamie. Jamie is an absolute scene stealer and I adore him. My biggest smiles came from this character hands down. 
That said, Keyanna does something even more than give us three great solid characters. She gave us a whole handful and then some; Each with a distinct voice and personality that brought something incredible to the story as a whole... Missing Pieces to the puzzle if you will. 

Full of sweetness and humor, I enjoyed it from start to finish and I'm requesting to be put at the top of the list of people who want more... the next book in this series is now on my anticipated reads list for sure.

Well done Ms. Butler. Well done. 

FIVE STARS.





ABOUT THE AUTHOR: KEYANNA BUTLER – Keyanna is a simple girl living in mostly fantasy worlds. She’s been writing since she was 13 years old, jotting down full length stories on construction paper and reading them to her childhood friends for entertainment. She’s a self-proclaimed dork extraordinaire and a library card carrying book nerd taking mental residence in the Wizarding World, coffee in an IV, collecting movie stubs like memories, and constantly contemplating what life would be like if she were one of the Avengers. Her hobbies include TV, sushi, Facebook, and incorporating movie quotes into everyday conversation.



Tuesday, July 12, 2016

RELEASE DAY 5 Star Review... STEADFAST by Sarina Bowen



She’s the only one who ever loved him—and the only one he can never have.

Jude lost everything one spring day when he crashed his car into an apple tree on the side of the road. A man is dead, and there's no way he can ever right that wrong. He’d steer clear of Colebury, Vermont forever if he could. But an ex-con in recovery for his drug addiction can’t find a job just anywhere.

For Sophie Haines, coming face to face with the man who broke her heart is gut-wrenching. Suddenly, he’s everywhere she turns. It’s hard not to stare at how much he’s changed. The bad boy who used to love her didn’t have big biceps and sun-kissed hair. And he’d never turn up volunteer in the church kitchen.

She knows it’s foolish to yearn for the man who returned all the heartsick letters she wrote him in prison. But the looks he sends her now speak volumes.

No one wants to see Sophie and Jude back together, least of all Sophie's police chief father. But it's a small town. And forbidden love is a law unto itself.



Now Available for purchase!!



*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

This Book Nerd Says: 

I swear every time I read a new release from Sarina Bowen I feel like I'm just left in awe that she went and did it again. Every time I think she's written my favorite characters... she goes and writes new favorites. But STEADFAST blew all my expectations out of the water. 
I fell in love with what we saw of Jude in the first book (Bittersweet) but Steadfast gives us a clear view into his heart and soul and folks... I'm in love

A poignantly realistic twist on a forbidden love/second chance mash up story, STEADFAST tackles a heavy topic in a smooth and gracious way. His pain is palpable and I found myself on the edge rooting more and more for him with each turn of the page. More than just a tale of recovery and redemption, there is the bright light of hope that shines forth from the very core of the story. There was never a point where it was ever too much... only many points when I didn't want to put it down for a second because I had to make sure Jude was okay. 

Jude is amazing but he isn't the only one. 
Sophie matches him toe to toe. She's strong, intelligent, and in love. It's a fierce combination that proves a great foundation for their love story. She doesn't expect superhuman perfection and her ability to transcend to forgiveness Jude's shortcomings even without full understanding is a standout character feature that I enjoyed immensely. 

Sarina made me believe in their love time and again while reading this book. But that's not anything new. I fell in love with her writing style long before this book but STEADFAST is a prime example of why. Her characters will creep into your heart and stay there for a long time so walk into this one ready to love... 

I'm giving STEADFAST... FIVE STARS!!
I mean Jude is my second favorite Sarina book boyfriends after all. 


Happy Reading!!



TEASER TUESDAY... The Hard Count by Ginger Scott




THE HARD COUNT
Mature YA Contemporary Romance
Scheduled to release: July 15, 2016
B&N:


BLURB:
Nico Medina’s world is eleven miles away from mine. During the day, it’s a
place where doors are open—where homes are lived in, and neighbors love.
But when the sun sets, it becomes a place where young boys are afraid,
where eyes watch from idling cars that hide in the shadows and wicked
smoke flows from pipes.

West End is the kind of place that people survive. It buries them—one at a
time, one way or another. And when Nico was a little boy, his mom always
told him to run.

I’m Reagan Prescott—coach’s daughter, sister to the prodigal son, daughter
in the perfect family.
Life on top.
Lies.
My world is the ugly one. Private school politics and one of the best high
school football programs in the country can break even the toughest souls.
Our darkness plays out in whispers and rumors, and money and status trump
all. I would know—I’ve watched it kill my family slowly, strangling us for
years.

In our twisted world, a boy from West End is the only shining light.
Quarterback.
Hero.
Heart.
Good.
I hated him before I needed him.
I fell for him fast.
I loved him when it was almost too late.

When two ugly worlds collide, even the strongest fall. But my world…it
hasn’t met the boy from West End.





About the Author:


Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling and Goodreads Choice Award-nominated author of several young and new adult romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Going Long, Blindness, How We Deal With Gravity, This Is Falling, You and Everything After, The Girl I Was Before, Wild Reckless, Wicked Restless and In Your Dreams.

A sucker for a good romance, Ginger’s other passion is sports, and she often blends the two in her stories. (She’s also a sucker for a hot quarterback, catcher, pitcher, point guard…the list goes on.) Ginger has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website athttp://www.littlemisswrite.com.

When she's not writing, the odds are high that she's somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork 'em, Devils).

Social Media Links:
Twitter: @TheGingerScott