Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Blog Tour: Seven Dirty Sins

Everybody has a dirty little secret, everybody sins.
What's yours?

Sinful pleasures find their way into your bedroom through seven bestselling authors including USA Today bestsellers, Melissa Andrea, Clarissa Wild, and Ella James in this sizzling anthology.

Whatever your sin may be you'll find incredible love and lust between the pages of Seven Dirty Sins meeting all of your sinful needs.

After reading Seven Dirty Sins you're going to have to go to church ladies.

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Morgan Black- Misconception (Envy)
Lena's a runaway. It's what she does best. Run away from her problems. But she can't run away from the Finnegan brothers, not anymore. Sometimes secrets catch up with you.      

Tara Brown- The End of You (Greed)
The seven deadly sins are known for the evil they toy with inside of each of us. The seven dirty sins taunt us to dance with the darker side of our souls. Don’t miss this The End of You, the darker side to the Single Lady Spy Series.

Clarissa Wild- Filthy (Pride)
Faking his way through life is all Jaret Paxon knows, but reality in the form of an ex-girlfriend bumps into him, and now he's forced to face his own sin. When shame becomes pride, he'll fight to claim what always belonged to him.    

Melissa Andrea- Lust
One Bottle. One Dare. One Night. It was reckless. It was thoughtless. But giving in was all it took to drown in complete and raw lust.

Ella James- Sloth
She's a small-time college drug dealer. He's the area kingpin. What do you think happens?                    

Skylar Cross- Tattered Angel (Wrath)
For rock star Damien Cage, girls are like candy. Unwrap, eat, and toss. Until one comes crashing into his world with fire, passion, music... and a dark past that threatens to destroy him.    

Roxie Elms- Volatile (Gluttony)
Hannah’s life as a pole dancer at the local strip club is as routine as it gets. When two mysterious brothers from her dark past find her again, her world is jolted out of place.  

Release Day Launch: Creating a Love by Crystal & Trying Texas by Tera Lynn Childs

 Taking a chance on love…
Photographer Candi Marcus never wanted more than a casual hookup or one night stand. Until she met artist Owen Griffin. For the past two years, she’s only been with him. But it’s still just sex, or at least that’s what she’s told her friends. When he says he wants more, she can finally admit that she loves him.
Facing the past…
Protecting Owen from the illegal street art he did as a teen has already hurt two people he cares about. Now another woman from his past has come to collect her own debt. She needs a fake fiancé in order to get her inheritance and she’s not taking no for an answerCandi knows the other woman’s in love with her real fiancé, so she convinces Owen to go along with everything, not realizing what it may cost her.
The right choice may cost them everything…
While the fake engagement isn’t easy on either of them, Candi and Owen know that their love is strong enough to handle whatever’s thrown in their path. Or is it? When Owen makes the only choice he can, he risks losing Candi for real. And as friends and family take sides, theirs may not be the only relationship to fall apart. Can an Art Boy prove to the woman he loves that she’s truly the one who owns his heart or will it be too late for her to listen to the reason behind his betrayal?
Creating their love was easy, but fighting for it is the hardest thing they’ve ever done.

  Candi sighs, and finally moves to sit on the couch. “I was embarrassed about how much of a mess I am over everything. The talk of Mara’s photo on the building, and then Mr. Evans offering me the job photographing your engagement party—which I’m guessing you know about already?” I nod. “It’s just a lot. It hurt a lot. I want to be the one who people are considering putting on the building. And I-I want…dammit…I want to be the one who has an engagement party with you one day.”
She drops her head into her hands. I sit down next to her, and pull her onto my lap. Her face drops onto my shoulder as I rub her back. I let her stay that way for a few minutes before pushing her back a little,and lifting her chin so that she’ll look at me.
“First off, I never want you to feel embarrassed around me. About anything. I mean it. I don’t care how big or small you think something is. If you’re bothered or upset, I want to know. Whether it has to do with me, or work, or God forbid, some other guy you decide is better than me, I’ll always be here for you.”
“I told you before. There’s no one better than you for me, Owen.”
“I wholeheartedly agree. Now let me continue.” That gets me a smile, so I know I’m doing this right. “There’s no one and I mean, no one, other than you who I can imagine ever having their face on the Chicago building or anywhere else that has to do with me. Ever. Do you understand that and believe me?” She nods. “Good. As for the engagement party, I don’t know how I can get out of it. But I want you to think of it as just another party. To me and you, as well as my brothers, my niece, and our close friends, it’s not in any way, shape,or form my engagement party. I hope that we’ll one day have an engagement party for the two of us, too. That will be the real one, the one that matters.”
“I love you so much, Owen.”
“I love you, too.”
Crystal Perkins has always been a big reader, but she never thought she would write her own book, until she did. She lives in Las Vegas, where you can find her running author events and selling books at conventions when she isn’t reading, buying too many Sherlock t-shirts online or finding a place to put all of her Pop! figurines. A mac and cheese connoisseur, she travels the country looking for the perfect version, while attending book conventions and signings as a cover for her research. The first book in The Griffin Brothers series, GAMING FOR LOVE, is an international best-seller.
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Every girl deserves a wild ride…
New Yorker Cassie Bishop has one goal: produce the pilot episode of Try It On to get back in her boss’s good graces. She can handle a month of the dusty Texas outback, filming the social train wreck as a trust fund diva learns how to play cowgirl, if it means salvaging her career. But when the spoiled rich girl bails at the last minute, Cassie has only one option—take her place. Can anyone say yee-haw?
The only hitch is Ty Haywood, the real life, living breathing cowboy who is supposed to train her. He’s smart, funny, and makes a western shirt look tastier than a bag of hot candied cashews. Too bad he’s so deeply rooted in his Texas home.
As the film rolls, Cassie finds herself falling for the hunky cowboy, the raw beauty of the country, and the rhythm of small town life where city pressures—and ulcer medicine— are distant memories. When the month is up and the shoot wraps, will the city girl return home? Or will love and friendships convince her to give country life a try?

The pounding woke me.
I lurched up in the tub and my heart raced in my chest.
More pounding. Well, knocking actually.
“Cassie, you in there?” Ty asked through the door.
“Yeah, I—“ My hands went instinctively over my chest, even though the door was still closed, all too aware of what I wasn’t wearing beneath the layer of foamy bubbles. “Is something wrong?”
“Sorry to intrude,” he said. “Gen’s out collecting from the chickens.”
“I mean, I wouldn’t normally—“ He stopped and started again. “Gen should be the one to—“ Another hesitation. “You have a call on the house phone.”
“Oh,” I said. “Okay. Thanks. I’ll be right down.”
It had to be Bud, calling to check up on me. No one else had the Haywoods’ number.
Twisting myself up, I pulled the rubber plug from the tub drain and then grabbed the light blue towel I had set on the stool next to the bath. As the coconut lime bathwater swirled down the drain, I quickly dried off and wrapped the towel around my chest.
When I first followed Genevieve into the bathroom, I hadn’t planned on going back downstairs. I hadn’t thought to have clothes waiting—I had been single-mindedly focused on sinking into a day-erasing bath. And, I realized as I crossed to the door, the magic bath had worked. My leg muscles weren’t nearly as angry anymore.
Now all I had to do was to sneak down the hall to my room and pull on my pajamas before—
My feet slipped out from under me as I reached for the door handle. Instinct took over, and somehow I managed to stay upright and keep my towel in place.
“Cassie?” Ty threw open the door. “Are you okay?”
“Yeah, I—“ I made a fluttering gesture with my free hand. “I slipped on the wet tile is all. I’m fine.”
“You’re sure?” he asked, as if not quite trusting my insistence. His bright blue eyes scanned over my thankfully-still-towel-covered body.
Every inch of my skin tingled.

Tera Lynn Childs is the RITA-award-winning author of the mythology-based Oh. My. Gods. and Goddess Boot Camp, the mermaid tales Forgive My FinsFins Are Forever and Just For Fins, and a kick-butt trilogy about monster-hunting descendants of Medusa that includes Sweet VenomSweet Shadows, and Sweet Legacy. She has published two e-novellas, Goddess In Time and Pretty In Pearls, and self-published her City Chicks sweet chick lit series, which includes Eye Candy,Straight Stalk, and her newest release Trying Texas. Tera lives nowhere in particular and spends her time writing wherever she can find a comfy chair and a steady stream of caffeinated beverages.
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Monday, September 1, 2014

Sales Blitz: Metamorphosis By Erin Noelle

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Title: Metamorphosis Authors: Erin Noelle Series: Book Boyfriend FREE: August 31 - September 4

  Meta Synopsis Scarlett MacGregor has lived a very sheltered life; relying on her books, music, and her best friend Evie for fun. During their first semester away at college, Scarlett and Evie concoct a contest to find their real-life book boyfriends. Scarlett quickly meets Ashton, Dylan, and later, Mason, and must figure out which one she wants before she ends up without any of them. Metamorphosis is the story of Scarlett's transformation from a young, naive girl to a strong, mature young woman and her search for self-discovery and true love.   Recommended for readers 17+ due to sexual content and harsh language.



  Meta What reviewers are saying Probably one of the best love triangles I've read in awhile. Definitely one of my top favorites on my shelf.   I was surprised by how much I loved this story! I was drawn in and entranced from the beginning... I don't know about you other readers but I can't choose btw the two guys so I'm team Mashton...   what else can I say but this book is amazing. The relationships between Scarlett and Ash and then Scarlett and mason are gut wrenching at times when you read their stories but as you watch then grow you cant help but fall in love with both me like Scarlett does...   More than a five star read!!!! I read a book blog and was sold...Heart, mind, and soul shattering was this read..It was funny and sad and brought out every freaking emotion one could have ..   This book drilled every screw into the emotional roller coaster...so amazingly heartfelt, funny, witty, and HOT!!!! It was so unpredictable I'm still reeling. And I made note of a few of the girls favorite books that I haven't gotten to read!!   Loved every page of this book. It's real life, a young woman finding herself, love, lust, loss and real emotion. Erin Noelle will be an author I read more from. 



  Meta Excerpt   “This is what we are going to do. Tomorrow we are going to recreate your image with a new hairstyle, a little bit of makeup, and new clothes ~ going to get you all sexified. Then tomorrow night we are going to go with my cousin to that party by her school. But before we go, we are going to pick one of the categories of our book boyfriends and our goal for the evening is to find our version of that BB. Each subsequent night we go out together, we will choose a different category until we find exactly what your type is. Shit, it might even help me because I’m quickly finding out what I thought my type was, is actually quite similar to the description of a douchebag,” she explained. “Okay, I like the sound of this. But once we find our version of the BB, then what do we do?” “What do you mean ‘then what do we do?’ You talk to him, kiss him, screw him… whatever you want to do with him. We can even make it a little game. Whoever gets farther with their BB that night is the winner, and the loser buys breakfast the next morning. We can whore our way through our book boyfriends until we determine what each of our ‘type’ is.” “That’s no fair! You are obviously going to win all the time; I’m at such a disadvantage! I don’t just want to give away my virginity to the first guy that comes along to win some game,” I argued. “Oh Sam,” Evie replied, “I’m not going to just sleep with guys that I don’t want to sleep with just so I don’t have to buy breakfast the next morning or to beat you at some game. The true point of the game is to find a guy that’s a keeper, one you seriously want to date, the side game will just make it more fun until we do!” I thought about what she said and knew she was right. Evie had devised a perfect way for me to meet different kinds of guys and the game would help me to break out of my shell, lose some of my insecurities, and do things that I would most likely be too timid to try. I’m not sure if it was the empty bottle of wine that sat in the kitchen trash, the possibility of finding the happily ever after I had read about time and again in my countless books, or the fact I definitely did not want to die a virgin, but I found myself saying, “Game on. May the best book whore win.”


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Ambrosia (Book Boyfriend Series 2)

Euphoria (Book Boyfriend Series 3)

Timeless (Book Boyfriend Series 4)


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erin noelleErin Noelle is a Texas native, where she lives with her husband and two young daughters. While earning her degree in History at the University of Houston, she rediscovered her love for reading that was first instilled by her grandmother when she was a young child. A lover of happily-ever-afters, both historical and current, Erin is an avid reader of all romance novels. In 2013, she published the Book Boyfriend Series, which included books Metamorphosis, Ambrosia, Euphoria, and Timeless, and thus far in 2014, has published When the Sun Goes Down, a contemporary romance novel, and Transparent, a romantic suspense novel. Her books have been a part of the USA Today Bestselling list and the Amazon and Barnes & Noble overall Top 100.

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Blog Tour: Irons By M.J. Fields

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Irons by M.J. Fields 
(The Norfolk Series #1) 
Publication date: August 10th 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance


I was born and bred to be the man I am today. My father and his father were both graduates from The United States Naval Academy in Annapolis. Both went on to become helicopter pilots. Both had seen plenty of action. Both had met and caused devastation. Both men, who I respect more above all, had served and protected the United States and her people honorably for decades. 

My best friend, William Cruz, who attended the academy with me, had flown beside me, had lived the same life as I had and shared the same ambitions in life, was gone now. This was not part of the plan. Will and I were supposed to have each other’s backs, support each other and never let anything supersede our bond. 

I sat on Norfolk Beach needing to feel close to him on the anniversary of his death. It was a beautiful day in May and I was cutting class. I had done the same every year since he passed. 

Jaxson Irons was only supposed to be in Pensacola for a year. But now three years later I still hadn't heard from him. I saw a man running down the beach and I knew immediately who it was. 

Jaxson didn't respond the way I had dreamed he would. He told me we would catch up someday soon. I stood and watched until he was gone. 

Thump, thump. I placed my hand on my chest as I felt my heart beat again for what felt like the first time in three years. Thump, thump. I felt the blood moving quickly through my body. Its heat once again present. Thump, thump. I looked up at the sky and let out a breath. A breath that I had been holding forever. Thump, thump. 

I felt tears fall down my face as I raised my hands in the air and laughed out loud. Just then the clouds parted for the first time in forever. I saw the sun smiling down on me.

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It had been three years since my brother, Lieutenant William Cruz, had died at sea. I missed him terribly but was proud of how he lived the life he had, regardless of how long he spent here on earth. I sat on Norfolk Beach, needing to feel close to him on the anniversary of his death. It was a beautiful day in May and I was cutting class. I had done the same every year since he passed.
Mom and Dad were coming down for dinner. A short three hour drive. A drive they took monthly to check on me.
Joel, my boyfriend, was here until about an hour ago. We had dated now for three years. He was going to school at Duke and we rarely saw each other but for some reason, we stayed together. We fought like crazy, he was as stubborn as I was but it was something normal in a now abnormal life.
When Will died, everything changed. Mom and dad tried to make everything appear normal but the hole I felt in my chest was never filled. The emptiness never went away.
I was never a great student. Will was the brains in our family and I was the constant entertainment. I always thought I just liked to be the center of attention and if I couldn’t gain attention the way Will did, through achievement, then I would be the funny one, the loud one, the pain in the ass little sister that Will fawned over.
I hugged my knees and looked out at the sea as three helicopters flew into view. I used to love hearing Will and Jax talk about their missions. I loved listening to them talk with passion about their chosen careers. I suppose that’s why I was going to school for Physiology, minoring in exercise science.
When we received the autopsy report, a month after the Navy had, we found out that although Will was in top physical condition his heart failed him, which was what caused the crash. I now wanted to find out what caused it and hoped that my life’s work could help others realize the dangers of putting chemically engineered substances into their bodies that caused perfectly healthy young people to die. It wasn’t just happening to pilots, it was happening to athletes and otherwise healthy people.
I lay back on the blanket and watched as the Seahawks came into view. I smiled as I watched them. I wasn’t angry anymore. I wasn’t afraid to fly, or pissed at the Navy. I was empty because I missed my brother. I was empty because I missed Jax.
Jaxson Irons was only supposed to be in Pensacola for a year. The last time my parents spoke to him he, was staying another year and then he would be on sea duty with the USS Truman for another year. The Truman was docked here but I had yet to hear from him. Mom and Dad said that a man like Jaxson needed to grieve in his own way. That we should let him heal and, if and when he wanted to see us, he would.
I looked at my watch and realized I had been sitting here for three hours and that my parents would be arriving in a little less than an hour.
I jumped up, grabbed the blanket and shook off the sand. I kicked off my flip flops and walked out into the water one last time before I would head back to my apartment to get ready to meet my parents at Ship’s Cabin for a five o’clock dinner.
I turned around and saw a man running down the shore line. He had on basketball shorts, sneakers, sunglasses, and an arm band holding what I assumed was an iPod. When he came closer I looked away, hoping he wouldn’t see me staring. He was built very well. It was obvious he took care of himself. His dark hair and light scruff was sexy and sweat drenched. I loved watching a man sweat, nothing turned me on more than watching muscles work together in unison.
When he passed I noticed a tattoo on his left shoulder. It was the same one Will had. It hit me then.
“JAX!” I yelled behind him.
He slowed but didn’t stop.
“Jax!” I yelled again and he turned as he continued running in place and pulled out one ear bud.
“Can I help you, ma’am?”
I walked quickly towards him. “Don’t you ma’am me, Jaxson Iron.”
“Do I know…? Frankie?”
I nodded as a smile spread across my face.
He stopped running and his head tilted as he looked at me.
“You gonna just stand there or are you gonna come give me a hug and say hello?”
He pulled out the other ear bud and smiled as he walked towards me.
I was about ready to hug him when he stuck his hand out.
“Sweaty, girl. Wouldn’t want to dirty you up.”
“Are you serious right now?”
I jumped at him and hugged him tight around the neck.
“You sure are sweaty.” I laughed and kissed his cheek. I stepped back and looked up at him. “We have missed you so much, Jax.”
“Been busy.”
“I know, I know. Hey, Mom and dad are coming into town for dinner. Come with us, Jax. Please!” I jumped up and down.
He smiled, “Night duty, Francesca. I can’t tonight but we’ll catch up again soon, okay?”.”
“When?” I asked, a bit louder than I intended.
“Soon, okay?” He looked at his wrist and then at me. “I’m running behind. Take care, Francesca.”
I didn’t respond with words. I forced a smile and then waved. He waved back and took off down the beach.
I stood and watched until he was gone.
Thump, thump. I placed my hand on my chest as I felt my heart beat again for what felt like the first time in three years. Thump, thump. I felt the blood moving quickly through my body. It’s heat once again present. Thump, thump. I looked up at the sky and let out a breath. A breath that I had been holding forever. Thump, thump.
I felt tears fall down my face as I raised my hands in the air and laughed out loud. Just then the clouds parted for the first time in forever. I saw the sun smiling down on me.


MJ Fields's love of writing was in full swing by age eight. Together with her cousins, she wrote a newsletter and sold it to family members. Today, she has four self-published series comprised of seventeen titles, including MEN OF STEEL, which was acquired by Swoon Romance in June 2014. MJ is a bestselling erotica author and former small business owner, who recently closed the business so she could write full time.

MJ lives in central New York, surrounded by family and friends. Her house is full of pets, friends, and noise ninety percent of the time, and she would have it no other way.
Author links:   Website   |   Goodreads   |   Facebook   |   Twitter

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Cover Reveal: Stargazer By Sunniva Dee


Title: Stargazer(Halo's #2)
Author: Sunniva Dee
Genre: PNR/New Adult
Release Date: October 31, 2014

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I’m Luna, and I’ve been in the Twilight Zone since I moved in with my sister and her boyfriend.
I sense their secrets in every corner of the house.

Gabriel is eerily beautiful, and his personality disturbingly perfect, while Gaia’s inexplicable PTSD and mood swings bounce her between bliss and despair.

Until Gabriel’s brothers pay a visit.

He’s the night to his brother’s day. He’s sex personified and the devil in one hell of a stunning package. It’s been years since I last saw him, but this man makes me burn. He hooks me with his touch. Enthralls me with those oddly simmering eyes. He pierces my soul with his knowing smirks, and I am losing myself in him.

With pearlescent hair and spring green eyes, he crashes into my world. I thought this crazy, beautiful man could mend my bleeding heart. Make things recognizable again—normal. Instead he pulls me from the embers and feeds me to the open fire.

College life. Is this what everyone goes through?

About The Author
Originally from Norway, I moved to the United States twelve years ago. I hold a Master's degree in languages and taught Spanish at college level before settling in at the Savannah College of Art and Design as an adviser.

I write New Adult fiction, sometimes with a paranormal twist—like in “Shattering Halos,” published by The Wild Rose Press in February 24th 2014 and in “Stargazer,” estimated release date, November 2014. The first book I’m self-publishing is the New Adult Contemporary novel “Pandora Wild Child,” which will make me a proud indie author in October 28th 2014!

I specialize in impulsive heroines, bad-boys, and good-boys running amok. Then, there’s the intense love, physical and emotional attraction beyond reason—sensory overload for the reader as well as for the characters. Like in real life, I hope you’re unable to predict what comes next in my stories.

Yes, so I write what I love to read, and depending on the reader, you'll find my books to be a fast-paced emotional rollercoaster—or disturbing because the struggles of love aren’t your thing. Here’s to hoping you have the same reading vice as me! ;-)

CASSIEL What the hell happened back there? She was one measly Earthling. A single goddamn daughter of Eve out of thousands, millions—fucking billions! I was pitiful. I went home after she slipped out of my arms. Now, I drew in a deep, cleansing breath and reached for the glass of champagne on the nightstand. Empty already? Fuck. I untangled from the last chick and got up. In her stupor, a blissful smile still curled her lips. It’d never made me impatient before. A chilled bottle waited at the wet bar. I snapped it open and poured icy fizz over the strawberry I’d squeezed too hard. The fruity mass resembled bloody entrails, which suited me fine. Lingerie. My gaze trailed over the second girl. An arm and a leg strained limp toward the floor, soft skin reflecting from the wall-wide mirror. The curve of her ass, the sheer thigh-highs I’d rolled down a fraction. All details that simply made my existence. This trio would be out my door soon with their minds erased. “You want another glass?” I grumbled to Perky-Boobs. Not that I couldn’t remember names—some just bored me. “I—I…” she gasped out. I hadn’t taken her yet. To attain the hint of a thrill, I’d skipped the dazzling on this one. She sat rigid against the headboard, chest heaving with desire and anticipation. So fucking predictable. She pinned her knees together, and they tipped demurely to one side. Now she flicked a wide-eyed glance at her friends. Luna went to Ka again. I did enjoy how Perky Boobs’ negligee slid open to reveal puffy areolas as she shifted. “Never mind,” I said. “Your drink can wait.” And to hell with the Samuelle girl.

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Thank You!!

Thank you all for following our blog and making our blogiversary a true success. We loved all the messages we received throughout the month and all of your comments in your question submissions. Talking about the question submissions, below are all the answers or the links to where the answers can be found. We will be going through all the submissions and rafflecopter entries to assure they are accurate, so please bare with us. We should have the winners identified shortly.

What is the date of our very first post?  July 31st, 2012 was our first posting on our blog. The Ladies Behind Girls With Books

What weekly posts do we do? We do FOUR regular posts each week. On Thursday's Sarah and I rotate a post about anything book related, on Friday's we rotate an author spotlight/interview post, and on Sunday's we have our weekly wrap-up and new releases posts. 

What was the first post in August 2013? My 3:59 Adventures was posted on August 1st, 2013.

When was the Weekly Wrap UP started on our blog? February 16th, 2014 our weekly wrap up was started.

Which team are Lisa and Sarah on?  As our main page shows, Sarah and I are both Team Edward. 

What is Lisa's favorite vacation spot?  It is New Zealand. This answer can be found on the post where Sarah interviewed me last year. 

What is one of Lisa's top 2013 reads?  You can find the list here.

What is one series Lisa has set a goal to read in 2014? You can find the list here.

Name one book event Lisa attended so far in 2014. I've attended the RT Book Convention, Elizabeth Eulberg signing, and the Maggie Stiefvater signing.

Name one book Lisa reviewed in October 2013. Asylum by Madeleine Roux.

What book was Lisa's 100th book read in 2013?  Allegiant by Veronica Roth.

In April 2014 what series was discussed in Lisa's Goodbye For Now post?  Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi.

In September 2013 Lisa struggled with what to read next. Name one of the books she was contemplating over.  You can find this answer here.

In June 2014, Lisa posted a half way post about her reading goals. How many series on her goal list has she read so far?  The answer is 0. 

Where is Lisa from?  Wisconsin

What was #17 on Sarah's reading list for 2013? Where She Went by Gayle Forman. See the list here.

How many books did Sarah read in 2013? 138

What is Sarah's reading goal for 2014? Initially it was set at 70, however, it later was bumped up to 100 in August. 

What's one of Sarah's favorite books she owns?  Check out Sarah's list here.

What book was Sarah criticized over for letting her kids read?  The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

Who is Sarah's favorite author?  You can find the answer here.

What book did Sarah not cry over while reading which then got her called "heartless"?  The Fault In Our Stars by John Green.

What book did Sarah order from a Virtual Signing that came beautifully wrapped?  The King by J.R. Ward.

What color were Sarah's socks while at Comic Con sleeping outside? They were purple, pink, and mint green.

What author did Sarah and Lisa meet on the last day of Comic Con? The answer is George R.R. Martin.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Book Blitz: Docked & Anchored By Rachael Wade

Docked & Anchored
Rachael Wade 
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult

Synopsis for Docked:

A new, sensual Adult Contemporary Romance from author of the Amazon bestselling PRESERVATION SERIES, THE REPLACEMENT, and LOVE AND RELATIVITY. Coming to e-readers everywhere May 26, 2014.

It’s not water that paralyzes Anya Banks—it’s the ocean. Tumultuous and powerful, sleek and unpredictable, it’s just like Tanner Christensen, owner of Trident Voyager, the cruise ship she’s been talked into boarding by her vivacious, foodie fanatic best friend and co-worker, Lana. Tanner exudes confidence, and his raw masculinity is hard to resist. But Anya came aboard to work, face her demons, and then get the hell back to dry land.

Until Tanner convinces her to take the plunge.

She quickly dives into a fun, carefree arrangement with him and embraces her goal to be brave, no matter how loudly her shaky knees tell her to abandon ship. For twelve days, Tanner’s all hers. For twelve days, she’s his goddess. Once the cruise is over and the ship docks, she won’t be the same. But being brave always costs something, and this time, it might cost her heart.

Synopsis for Anchored (releases in September!):

Tanner and Anya’s story continues…

Choosing to put aside her reservations about spending more time with Tanner Christensen, Anya said to hell with her instinct and agreed to another cruise. She agreed to take the risk. But now she’s stuck.

Stuck on Trident Voyager.

Stuck with Tanner Christensen, and the woman hell bent on making her pay.

What was supposed to be a fun, careless fling turned out to be something else entirely. Something she wasn’t prepared for and something she certainly can’t take back. The damage is done, and this time, Lana and Brie aren’t by her side to help her weather the storm. There are no escape routes, only ship decks, miles of white sand, and one very self-assured, dominant cruise ship owner determined to get her attention and set things straight.

Lana might still be her partner in crime, but it’s Anya who must fight for—and protect—her heart when all is said and done.

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Anchored Excerpt

My body sags as he crashes against me and we collapse, falling face forward onto the cool sheets.
“Tanner,” I mumble into the comforter.
He grunts.
“I can’t breathe,” I laugh. My hair’s in my mouth, choking me. “Move, Mr. Christensen.”
“Don’t want to.”
He grunts again and rolls onto his side, pulling me against him in a spooning position. “Feel good, baby?”
“No,” I pant. “No bueno.”
“You sounded satisfied to me, Miss Banks.”
“Not good. Chocolate is good. Massages are good. The beach is good.”
He chuckles deeply and adjusts my hair, brushing it from my neck to drop a kiss beneath my ear. “If you have a better adjective to describe what just happened, I’d love to hear it.”
“Boom,” I sigh. “Just…boom.”
“Oh, yeah.”
“Wait. Isn’t that a…verb, or something?”
“It can be used as an adjective. In this case, it’s definitely an adjective.”
Tanner smoothes his hand down my hip and squeezes my ass.
“Quit being a baby.”
“That hurt!”
“It feels good. You just want me to do it again.”
“I dare you to do it again.”
Pressure clamps down on my cheek and I spring onto my back, reaching for his side, ready to retaliate.
“Oh no, you don’t,” he laughs, dodging me. His hands fly out and capture my wrists, and he body-smacks me back down onto the mattress, crawling on top to straddle me, pinning me with his thighs. “Only I get to pinch.”
“How is that fair?”
“Haven’t you learned anything in Tanner Christensen 101, Anya? I don’t play fair.”
“Tanner, let me go.”
“What you’re really saying is, make me come again.”
“God, you really need a leash for that ego of yours. It’s out of control!” I bite his bicep and he doesn’t flinch. Just watches and laughs, his lashes drawing down as he eyes my mouth, that crooked smirk wreaking havoc on my libido. This man pulls me in. Continuously. I cannot get enough of him. And right now, while we’re wrapped up in his sheets, in this beach house in the middle of the Bahamas, all I can think about is escaping with him.
But a certain faux fiancée is waiting in the wings, ready to pounce at the perfect moment and snatch him away from me. An uncomfortable tingle, something possessive and foreign tickles behind my ribcage. I’m not sure what to make of it, I only know that we have a mess to sort before I can even begin to examine its meaning.
“What’s going on in there?” Tanner asks, kissing my forehead.
“Nothing.” I stretch and yawn, then sit up to wrap my arms around him, curling my body into him, latching on like he’s my own personal pillow. His face is buried in my hair while he sandwiches me between his hard body and the mattress.
“I can’t please you if you don’t tell me what you’re thinking.”
“You pleased me plenty just a few minutes ago.”
“Talk to me.”
“I want to play with you.”
He pulls back and arches a brow, grinning down at me.
“Switch positions.”
“Do you mind telling me where you’re getting this bossy streak from all of a sudden?”
It’s me who arches the brow this time.
“Ohhh, fresh.” He cups my breast and thumbs my nipple. “Careful, Miss Banks, or I’ll have my way with you again.”
“There would be worse things in the world, Mr. Christensen.”
“You have me there.”


Rachael Wade is the Amazon bestselling author of The Preservation Series, The Resistance Trilogy, and the upcoming sci-fi series, The Keepers Trilogy. When she’s not writing, she’s busy learning French, watching too many movies, and learning how to protect animals and the environment. Visit her at www.RachaelWade.com and www.LightsOnOutreach.com, or come chat with her on Twitter via @RachaelWade

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