Thursday, October 8, 2015

Cover Reveal: Dirty by Kylie Scott

Are you ready to get Dirty?  
Dirty is Book One in Kylie Scott’s Dive Bar Series releasing April 5th! 

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The last thing Vaughan Hewson expects to find when he returns to his childhood home is a broken hearted bride in his shower, let alone the drama and chaos that comes with her.

Lydia Green doesn't know whether to burn down the church or sit and
cry in a corner. Discovering the love of your life is having an affair on your wedding day is bad enough. Finding out it's with his best man is another thing all together. She narrowly escapes tying the knot and meets Vaughan only hours later.

Vaughan is the exact opposite of the picture perfect, respected businessman she thought she'd marry. This former musician-turned-bartender is rough around the edges and unsettled. But she already tried Mr. Right and discovered he's all wrong-maybe it's time to give Mr. Right Now a chance.

After all, what's wrong with getting dirty?

About the Author:
Kylie Scott
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Kylie is a long time fan of erotic love stories and B-grade horror films. She demands a happy ending and if blood and carnage occur along the way then all the better. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and one delightful husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.

Kylie is represented by Amy Tannenbaum at the Jane Rotrosen Agency, New York.

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Book Blitz: Don’t Make Me Beautiful by Elle Casey

Don’t Make Me Beautiful by Elle Casey
Publication date: September 9th 2013
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Suspense


**This story was inspired by true events. If you liked the movie “Sleeping With the Enemy”, then you might like this story too. CONTENT WARNING: Violence, foul language, and adult situations. Not meant for younger readers.**

A ROMANTIC SUSPENSE NOVEL. No one knew a woman lived there or that she even existed. A monster, living in darkness…

At twenty-two, Nicole doesn’t even look human anymore. The beast made sure of that. So she hides. A monster, consigned to a life of fear and solitude. This is all she deserves, she is quite sure of that.

And then one day out of the blue, the autographed baseball caught by Brian Jensen at the latest Marlins game enters her prison and manages to turn her world completely upside down.

Temptation comes in the form of pity at first, and then perhaps something more. Does she dare to believe the things she’s told, that this is not the life she was meant to live? That being a monster is not her forever-fate? And will she be willing to risk everything, to reach out and accept the helping hands around her and share her deepest, darkest secrets? She knows only too well that hands can hurt. Finding out whether they can also heal is a risky proposition, especially when the beast is still out there. Looking for her.

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Don’t Make Me Beautiful by Elle Casey
Chapter 3

      Maybe I’ll get lucky tonight and he’ll cheat on me and sleep somewhere else.  Nicole says that to herself as a joke. He definitely cheats on her, but he never sleeps anywhere else, probably because he worries she’ll decide to go out again.  He should know better.  She’s too well-conditioned to dare doing that again.    Besides, the locked doors make it kind of difficult.
      She glances over at the table by the door that’s lit with the streetlights’ glow coming through the transom window.  The framed picture is there, mocking her.  She’s tried to get rid of it several times, but the monster won’t let her.  It has to stay, he says, to remind her of what she’s done.
      The sound of a car coming down the street makes her entire body go tense.  She’s gotten very good at detecting the type of vehicle that approaches by the sound of its engine.  This one roars loudly, so she knows it’s a truck.  She gets up from the couch, her body stiff, and shuffles towards the front window.  Twitching the curtains to the side the slightest bit is enough to tell her.  Yes.  It’s him.
      She twists around and looks at the clock behind her.  It’s late.  Where has the time gone?  I must have been dozing off again.  Dammit!  He’s been to the local bar after work.
      Rushing to the kitchen, she gets a beer out of the refrigerator and scrambles to open the drawer where the opener is kept.  Her hands tremble as she fits it into position over the bottle and uses it to lever the cap off.  As the top flips over, she loses her hold on it, and it falls to the floor in the dark kitchen, rattling around on the tile.
      She puts the bottle down on the counter and nearly cries when some of the beer foams up and comes out the top to spill over the edge.
      “Find the cap!  Find the cap!  Where are you, dammit?” She moans, patting the floor desperately with her hand, nearly weeping with relief when her fingers finally make contact with its jagged metal edges.
      The engine goes silent.  A moment later the truck’s door shuts with a muffled clunk.
      “Shit, shit, shit!” she whispers, grabbing the dishtowel off the hook and hurriedly wiping the bottle and counter down.  They cannot be wet, no matter what.
      The sound of heavy footsteps on the front porch comes through the door.
      She quickly hangs the towel on the hook, dropping the bottlecap into the trash on her way out of the kitchen.  Positioning herself in the front hallway next to the picture, she takes a deep breath and lets it out as the lock turns and the door opens.    Her entire body is trembling and sweat is coming from every pore.
      The monster is home.


Elle Casey is a prolific, NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling American writer who lives in Southern France with her husband, three kids, and several furry friends. She writes in several genres and publishes an average of one full-length novel per month.

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Book Blitz: Quanta by Lola Dodge

Quanta by Lola Dodge
(The Shadow Ravens #2)
Published by: Ink Monster LLC
Publication date: October 13th 2015
Genres: Futuristic, Romance, Young Adult


Just because Quanta can see the future doesn’t mean she can change it. She’s spent most of her life imprisoned, feeding her captors information to keep herself alive, but she’s finally reached the endgame and her death creeps closer by the moment.

The son of two senators, Altair Orpheus leads a life of privilege that provides the perfect cover for his side job: working with the rebel Shadow Ravens to undermine the ruling Seligo government. Everything is running like clockwork until he crosses paths with Quanta. As he watches her deftly maneuver through life in a perverse prison, his plastic heart melts. A jailbreak would be suicide, but Tair is willing to sacrifice everything to give her a chance at happiness.

Now Quanta senses a terrifying new future brewing. She and Tair are bound together, but every image of them kissing, snuggling, and acting knee-weakeningly happy is balanced by a much darker possibility. They’ll be picture perfect together, but only until time rips them apart. How can she follow her heart when she’s seen how their love plays out?

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Quanta’s POV

Tair annihilated me on the sim and for once, I didn’t give a flying fudge reindeer.
         The timeghosts had gotten bored of kissing and now I was getting full-on caressing, nudity, and a soundtrack of bedroom moans. And I couldn’t not peek. Not when Tair looked that good shirtless, his head tipped back, sucking a breath through his teeth as I—
Whoa horsies.
I shuddered and leaned against the sim room wall. I could not be expected to focus under these conditions.
Especially when us getting together was looking more and more likely. Short of knocking him unconscious with one of the prop crossbows, it might be too late to derail the train to make-out town. One kiss wouldn’t be so bad, but—
No. That was the problem right there. It would be a gateway kiss. Then there’d be tongue and heavy breathing and feelings. I needed to nip that right in the bud. Because after the kissing came all the dying.
The most annoying part was that Tair was totally oblivious to the chaos in my head.
“Should I take you back to your room?” Tair set his guns back on the shelf. “Your pulse is high.”
“Well, it would be,” I snapped. That happened when I got bombarded with images of him nipping my collarbone and running his hands all over me, because then I imagined what it would feel like in real life and Jesus Christmas. What was I supposed to do about that?
“Did I do something wrong?” He crouched near me, not close enough to make me uncomfortable, but close enough that I could see the golden shades of brown in his eyes, and that was uncomfortable in a whole different way.
I’d made a mistake. This was the most annoying part. He hadn’t done anything wrong.
Tair was playing his part to perfection. I was the one getting blown apart.
Getting thrown off my game.


Lola Dodge is a compulsive traveler, baker, and procrastinator. She earned her BA in English from Stonehill College and MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University--and hasn't stopped moving since. When she's not on the road, Lola spends her time indoors where the sunlight can't melt her, writing or bingeing on anime and cherry soda. She can be summoned in a ritual involving curry, Hello Kitty idols, and a solid chocolate pentagram.

Author links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads


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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Highlights: Forever Twilight in Forks - 2015 Stephenie Meyer Day Celebration

A few weeks back, I was able to partake in this year's Forever Twilight in Forks celebration.  This is the rebranded Stephenie Meyer Day celebration in honor of the Twilight book series and its author, held each year in the town of Forks, Washington.

This was my second trip to the enchanting town of Forks.  My first being in May of 2011.  This year's return trip to Forks was to commemorate the celebration of the tenth anniversary of the publication of Twilight, the first book in this wonderful book series.  This year's festivities included meet and greets, scavenger hunts, catered breakfasts and dinners with cast members Boo Boo Stewart and Erik Odom and even a Twilight themed prom.

My Twi-Cousin Jacquie Harpole and I with Erik Odom

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Hanging out with Boo Boo Stewart at our Twilight Dinner on Friday night, hosted by Bella Italia

The weekend's biggest event was by far the visit and book signing by Stephenie Meyer, held at the new Forks Rainbow Arts Center in the heart of town.  She was so hospitable and nice.  She took the time to sign her books and talk with her fans as well as pose for pictures.  This was the 3rd time I've been fortunate to meet Stephenie.  She is such a lovely lady.

One of my most favorite parts of being a Twi-hard is the friendships that I have made throughout the years.  It is through the love of Twilight that Lisa, Sarah and I connected...camping out at Comic Con in 2012 and again at the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 premiere in LA later that year.  This year's Forks Twilight celebration provided the opportunity to reconnect with some of my Twilight friends as well as make new ones.

 Donna, Lissy, Jacquie and I at Bella's birthday brunch

Jacquie, Amy "OhMyCarlisle" and I at Fern Acres, Bella's birthday brunch

Myself with Twilight's ultimate fanboy Jack Morrissey

A wonderful time.  A great, perhaps once in a lifetime weekend.  I had a blast.  

If anyone is interested, they are already planning next year's event.  Click here for more information on Forks and their Forever Twilight in Forks event.

Stephenie Meyer will be participating in a couple of events in celebration of the release of the commemorative Twilight 10th Anniversary edition released yesterday.  Here is some information on some of her upcoming events: 1 in New York on October 8th at New York Comic Con, and the 2 events in LA on October 12th at the Barnes and Nobel at the Grove and on October 14th at The Last Bookstore.

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Cover Reveal: Sweet Soul by Tillie Cole

Sweet Soul (Sweet Home #4 / Carillo Brothers #3)
Release Date: 10 December 2015
Synopsis to come

Sweet Home / Carillo Boys Series

Purchase Links
SWEET HOME (Sweet Home #1)
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SWEET ROME (Sweet Home #1.5)
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SWEET FALL (Sweet Home #2 / Carillo Boys #1)
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SWEET HOPE (Sweet Home #3 / Carillo Boys #2)
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Amazon & USA Today Best Selling Author, Tillie Cole is a Northern girl through and through. She originates from a place called Teesside on that little but awesomely sunny (okay I exaggerate) Isle called Great Britain. She was brought up surrounded by her English rose mother — a farmers daughter, her crazy Scottish father, a savagely sarcastic sister and a multitude of rescue animals and horses.
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Bllitz: Wrong by Jana Aston

By Jana Aston
Romantic Comedy
Release Date 10-7-15


I have a history of picking the wrong guy. Gay? Player? Momma’s boy? Check, check and check. 

Now I can’t stop fantasizing about one of the customers at the coffee shop I work at between classes. It’s just a harmless crush, right? It’s not like I ever see this guy outside of the coffee shop. It’s not like I’m going to see him while attempting to get birth control at the student clinic. While wearing a paper gown. While sitting on an exam table. Because he’s the doctor.  Shoot. Me.
But what if, for once, the man I’ve had the dirtiest, most scandalous fantasies about turned out to be everything but wrong?
Wrong is a full-length, standalone novel by Jana Aston

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He turns to me with a sly grin. "You've never had sex in here." 
Obviously I haven't. He's the only person I've had sex with and that's all been at his place. "No." 
"We can rectify that now." He grins.
Oh, that's what was on this mind? He wants to be the one to fuck me in my dorm room? "Yes, please." 
"Yes, please?" he repeats back to me. "So polite, you little hussy," he says as he covers the three steps that separate us. "Should I be polite?" He bends and kisses me under my left ear, not waiting for an answer. "Come on, Sophie, let me make love to you, baby. I'll make it good for you, I swear." He's kissing me along my jaw and keeping his hands chastely on my hips, over my pajamas. I'm not sure what is happening right now. "I'll just put the tip in, okay?" 
I laugh. He's giving me clichĂ©d college sex lines. 
"I'll still respect you in the morning, baby." 
I'm laughing when he covers my mouth with his. He keeps whispering ridiculous lines to me, but his mouth and hands are their usual Luke perfection. I play along because it's funny, but it's hot too. Also, I love it when he loses focus and smirks at something I've said. He takes his time, probably more time than he's ever needed to take. 
"Can I take off your shirt?" he asks, as if there's a possibility I might say no.
Jesus, yes! I want to scream at him. He's got me so worked up and we've still got all our clothes on. Heavy petting is bullshit when you've already ridden the bull. I unbutton his pants and ask for permission to "touch it." This earns me a laugh and I think I might have him then, ready to end this game and pound the fuck out of me on my twin-sized bed, but no. He regains composure and guides my hand up and down the length of him. 
"I want you to be my first, Luke. I know you'll make it good." I am laying it on now. "I've wanted you inside of me since the first time I saw you." It's getting harder to speak with his hands down my pants. "Your fingers, God knows how I loved watching them as you brought your coffee cup to your perfect lips. I'd go home after my shift and lie in this bed and touch myself while thinking about you. Before the clinic, before I even knew your name, I'd lie right here thinking about you while making myself come."


Jana Aston works a really boring day job. Really. Boring. In her spare time she loves to read sexy romance novels, especially if they involve an alpha CEO. Wrong is her first novel. 
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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Release Day Launch: A Lover's Lament

A Lover’s Lament Synopsis:
In a matter of seconds my entire world changed, and it was in that moment that I stopped living and simply began to exist.
In my grief, I sent a letter to the first boy I ever loved. I hoped in writing it I’d find some peace from the nightmare I was living, some solace in my anger.
I didn’t expect him to write back. I wasn’t prepared for his words, and I certainly wasn’t ready for the impact this soldier would have on my life. A deep-rooted hate transformed into friendship, and then molded into a love like I’d never known before.
Sergeant Devin Ulysses Clay did what I couldn’t: he put the shattered pieces of my heart back together, restoring my faith in humanity and teaching me how to live again.
But now that I’m whole, I have a decision to make. Do I return to my life as I knew it and the fiancĂ© I left behind, or do I walk away from it all for the only man to ever break my heart?
I’ve been living in hell, but you won’t hear me complain.
These men depend on me, as I do them, and this brotherhood is the only family I’ve ever known.
The Army saved me from a callous mother and a life on the wrong side of the tracks that was quickly spiraling out of control. So unlike most of the men in my platoon, going home wasn’t something I longed for.
I was content overseas, spending my days defending this country that gave me my life back. Fighting became my new normal … until her.
A letter from Katie Devora—a letter that I almost didn’t open. Her words put a fire back inside of me that I didn’t know I’d lost. She gave me hope during a time when I was fighting every day just to stay alive, and now it’s time I fight for her.


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About the Authors:

K.L. Grayson resides in a small town outside of St. Louis, MO.  She is entertained daily by her extraordinary husband, who will forever inspire every good quality she writes in a man.  Her entire life rests in the palms of six dirty little hands, and when the day is over and those pint-sized cherubs have been washed and tucked into bed, you can find her typing away furiously on her computer.  She has a love for alpha-males, brownies, reading, tattoos, sunglasses, and happy endings…and not particularly in that order.
IG: @booksbyklgrayson
Taylor Urruela was an infantryman in the US Army from August 2004 until February 2011. At the end of a year long tour in Baghdad, IQ, his vehicle was hit by two roadside bombs, which took his right leg below the knee and the life of his commander. He was awarded the Purple Heart for his wounds, an Army Commendation Medal and Combat Infantryman’s Badge. He medically retired from the Army in 2011 and moved to Tampa, FL where he currently works as a Director and Brand Ambassador of VETSports, a veteran community sports nonprofit he co-founded in 2012. He also conducts speaking engagements and he’s a personal trainer for Tampa Sports Academy.
IG: @BTUrruela
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