Monday, November 17, 2014

Review: What's Left of Me by Amanda Maxlyn

Synopsis

Life works in mysterious ways.

Four years ago I became known as the girl with cancer.

I refuse to cry.

And I refuse to give in.

A relationship with a man is the last thing I’m looking for right now, but one night with Parker changes everything. He is persistent, and he knows what he wants. Me.

He doesn’t treat me like I’m fragile.

But he doesn’t know, and I’m not ready to tell him.

What if it changes everything?

Tragedy found me when I was seventeen.

Love found me when I was twenty-one.

My name is Aundrea McCall, and this is my journey

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Five days later and I’m still reeling from What’s Left of Me by Amanda Maxlyn. I really don’t know how to put into words how amazing this book is. I can’t even pick up another book because this story is permanently entwined with my soul. But damn it, I will try to write this review, I hope it doesn’t sound like a jumble mess. Here I go...

Since the age of 17, Aundrea have been fighting cancer, not once but twice. She wants to live a normal life without feeling pity from anyone or feeling helpless.  In an attempt to feel normal she goes out with to a bar with a couple of friends. While at the bar, she meets Parker…
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Parker and Aundrea meets at a bar and have a very hot one night stand, or at least that what Aundrea believed it would be. When her brother-in-law invites the new veterinarian and partner to their house, she is shocked to find out that it is Parker and he is looking more gorgeous then she remembers. She initially tells him that it was a one-time deal and nothing will happen between them again but Parker has other plans and throughout the story Parker shows that he is not given up on Aundrea while she tries to get her cancer a secret from him. 

Parker is fantastic and is probably one of my top favorite book boyfriends. He is determined that be with Aundrea despite her reluctance. He is persistent but in the most subtle way. He is not overbearing. He is charming and patient but also knows that what he feels for Aundrea is real.


The strength that Aundrea have while dealing with cancer is unbelievable. Most people would have given up and not be able to deal with the pain of not only cancer but the pain that it hold on the people that are in your life, who I may add is an amazing support system to her. Aundrea story is about survival and her fight against the odd but also trying to be her true self with Parker and not having her cancer get in the way of their blossoming relationship.


The epilogue made me scream at 1am in the morning 3 times. That alone was emotional and left me wondering what is next for Aundrea and Parker. I can’t wait to read the next book.

What’s Left on Me by Amanda Maxlyn is a touchingly, raw and beautiful story.  It’s one of those books that hold on to you. A story that will resonant with you forever and you will find yourself reading it over and over. It had everything, fun moments, tender moments, happy moments, sad moments and those moments where you have to stop for a moment to get your bearings because you are crying from the pain that Aundrea feels but in the end what the story remind you is there is a possibility for love through pain. Love, love, love this book. 

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I am the mother of two little boys, married to the love of my life, and living in one of the smallest towns in Minnesota. When I’m not chasing or cleaning up after my boys (yes, all three), I can be found writing or snuggled up with my kindle, a glass of wine, and spending time with my fictional friends and family.


I am first and foremost an avid reader! I love to read anything romance from paranormal, young/new adult, contemporary, and even yes, (wide eyes) erotic/BDSM.




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Thursday, October 16, 2014

COVER REVEAL: VENICE INK by Lili St Germain

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Title: Venice Ink
Author: Lili St. Germain
Release Date: November 10, 2014 as part of Owned: An Alpha Anthology
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Six years ago… Elliot’s world changed forever. He couldn’t walk away from the girl who was at death’s door, the girl who was being pursued mercilessly by the men who’d failed to finish the job they started when they attacked her and left her for dead. The Gypsy Brothers. He stole away with her, into the night, throwing away a promising career in the LAPD in the process. He never once regretted the things he did to protect her, to give her a second chance at life. He loved her even as she consumed his universe. But in the end, she became his poison, his darkness, and so he left… He drove away, and went back to where it all started. Venice Beach. The place where dreams are broken, the place where power is measured in drops of blood. He swore he’d avenge her past, but life had other plans. Because nothing lasts forever … not even ink.   TEASER ONE    
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Thursday, October 9, 2014

COVER REVEAL: FINDING OUT by Lila Rose

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Title: Finding Out (A Hawks MC Club Novella)
Author: Lila Rose
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In a moment of weakness, Ivy Morrison tells a lie, a lie which will leave her scrambling for a solution and quick. The perfect solution comes well-packaged in the form of broody and sinfully sexy Fox Kilpatrick, courtesy of Find Your Soul Ma...te online dating service. Desperate times is most definitely a call for desperate measures. With no other choice, Ivy convinces passionate yet possessive Fox to help her in her time of need.
Fox ‘Killer’ Kilpatrick is still caught up in his past, a past of anger and death, which his biker brothers desperately want him to recover from. Losing a bet, Killer finds himself on a blind date with Ivy, the woman who is set to turn his world upside down.
Following your heart is never easy, neither is following an unknown path, but finding out may just be worth the journey to possibility. Only together, will Ivy and Killer discover if it was worth the risk after all.
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I was born in Brisbane Australia, my step-dad was in the Army which caused us to move around a lot. We finally settled in country Victoria, Australia. I am the youngest of four children and I can say that I was spoilt a bit. I drove my mum crazy when I refused to eat meat at a young age. Now I live with my husband and two children, and I find myself regretting all the troubles I put my parents through because my monsters are just as picky as I was. I started writing in 2013 and self-published the first of the Hawks MC Club series Holding Out. The next to follow was something different, I wrote Senseless Attraction, a YA novel. Soon, I was back to the Hawks series with number two Climbing Out. I have more to write in the series, but there will be also be more novels in the humorous erotica genre, like Left to Chance.
 
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Monday, October 6, 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Washington Triplets Series by Danielle Allen, Michelle Lynn & Melissa Rolka







SYNOPSIS:

The Rebel
Mya Washington is a rebel. Or at least, that’s what her family has always said. As the youngest of a set of triplets, she has always been the more rebellious of the three…even though she never considered herself a rebel.
Outspoken? Yes.
Rule Breaker? Sometimes.
Trouble Maker? Nev—occasionally.
Growing tired of being typecast and misunderstood, Mya moves to New York looking for a fresh start away from the life she grew up in and out of the shadow of her older sisters.  Striking out on her own may have put a strain on the family dynamic, but it's the new beginning Mya was looking for.
But after the unexpected death of her mother, she is blindsided yet again by a wedding invitation she didn’t see coming. Her father’s upcoming marriage only cements the wall she’s put up around her heart. Because if her father could be such an utter disappointment, why should she even attempt to open up to any man?
Enter Colton Davis.
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Review: 


Everything that I've read from Danielle Allen have always been amazing and she has done it again with Love Discovered in New York, the first book of The Washington Triplet Series.

Can I just say how much I loved Mya Washington? Sassy, confident, with a little bit of attitude and a hint of vulnerability, she was probably one of my favorite characters to read because she reminded me of myself.

Mya is the youngest of the Washington triplet. Considered the rebel, she move to her own beat and doesn't care what anyone thinks, which I loved. Feeling betrayed by her father and keeping her distance from her sisters, she is not quick to let any man into her life. In walk Colton Davis. When Mya and Colton are together I could fell the sparks fly from my kindle. Their connection is instantaneous and although Mya feels something for him, she keeps him at arms length, refusing to give up her heart.

I loved Colton. He was the not pushy with Mya. He followed her lead, allowing her to dictate their relationship but also showing her, in subtle ways, that he was interested in much more.

This story is about the power to accept the people that you love can make mistakes and opening yourself to love. A fantastic read!




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Being the oldest Washington Triplet hasn’t been easy for Marisa Washington. Labeled the “good one” at a young age embedded the burden she strived to build true. She graduated at the top of her class, never caused her parents trouble, and even settled down in their hometown of Chicago with her college boyfriend.

Her life was “perfect”, at least in the eyes of others. But when her mom unexpectedly dies, Marisa’s eyes open for the first time. She leaves her boyfriend of four years and takes a job in Alaska to gain the freedom and individuality she’s craved. After all, what would she gain by sticking around Chicago? She discovered her perfect family isn’t so perfect, and everyone she cares for left her.

Starting a new life in Anchorage, Alaska, she’s unable to escape her family’s hold when her dad’s wedding announcement comes a mere six months after her mother’s death. Attempts to contact her sisters, in order to face this together, are unsuccessful, leaving her feeling even more alone.

Her family issues have to be pushed aside when her employer sends her and three others to a team building retreat in King’s Gate. It’s the last thing Marisa wants to do, until everywhere she turns, she finds…Zach Greer.

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 Review: 


After reading Mya's story in Love Discovered in New York, I was anxious to read about Marisa in Love Grows in Alaska by Michelle Lynn.

Marisa is the oldest of the Washington Triplet, always considered the good one, when her mother pass and she learns of her father's betrayals, she decides to leave Chicago and make a life for herself in Alaska. Marisa moved to Alaska with a lot of the insecurity her ex left her with. when she meets Zach at a work retreat, there's an instant connection between them. Zach helps her work out with her insecurities and she helps him with the self doubt he has within himself.

Marisa learning to overcome the insecurities she has and opening herself to trusting Zach was great to read. Michelle did a wonderful job of telling Marisa's story. Can't wait to read the final novella.




SYNOPSIS:

The Quiet One

Mikaela Washington, the middle Triplet, has always been labeled the quiet one. Her parents claim her as the introvert or just shy. Of course she was, what other role could she take? All the others had been fulfilled.

Going away to college with her sisters was always the plan until unforeseen circumstances push Mikaela into a dark corner she can’t get out of. Her sisters think she’s just being more unusual than normal and her dad barely notices. The only person she can trust and confide in is her mom. 

She stays back and lives at home with her parents. These years are difficult, but she manages to find a career and go to therapy. During this time she learns her family home is not what it seems. She sees and hears things that her sisters know nothing about. Then when her mom suddenly dies she’s left to deal with not only her tragedy, but also the secrets of her family. 
Finally Mikaela realizes it’s time… time to move on, live on her own like her sisters and try to start new. When she moves to California she finds the job of her dreams and the man of her dreams attached to it… Ryan Chambers.

To read more about the Washington Triplet's check out Love Discovered in New York and Love Grows in Alaska.

 
Review:


I loved this book and I'm sad to end my journey with the Washington triplet but this was a great way to end the series.

Loved found in California by Melissa Rolka is the third and final novella of the Washington Triplets series. We met Mikaela (aka Mik) the middle triplet have always been labeled the quiet one. But something tragic happens to her in high school that left her alienating herself from her sisters and becoming distant from her family.

Melissa had a wonderful way of writing Mik story. In a series of flashbacks, we are able to see how she meets Ryan but also how she deals  with the horrible thing that has happened to her, dealing with the loss her her mother, as well as the hurt she feels from her father. Ryan, was by far my favorite guy in the Washington triplet series. He was the rock that Mik need to face her demons and he loved her unconditionally, even when he didn't know the full extent of what she was dealing with. When Mik was finally ready to open herself up, not only did she heal herself but she was able to bring her sisters together.

This was such a great series. To get three different authors to write these novellas about these three  sisters and get a different feel from each story, was a wonderful change. Absolutely loved it and would definitely recommend it.



DANIELLE ALLEN ~ AUTHOR BIO:

I am a married event planner, life coach and instructor.  Between my awesome friends and family and my amazing husband, I am constantly surrounded by love.  My goal at all times is to love what I’m doing and enjoy life.  I love shopping and football with equal fervor.  I’m an amateur movie critic (i.e. my husband and I watch and critique a lot of movies for fun). I love to read, but since I’ve been writing, I don’t read as much as I used to. I love music. A good lyric with a good melody can paint a vivid picture and invoke such a range of emotions. I have a soft spot for most mediums of creative, artistic expression. But music is probably my favorite.


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Michelle moved around the Midwest most of her life, transferring from school to school before settling down in the outskirts of Chicago ten years ago, where she now resides with her husband and two kids.  She developed a love of reading at a young age, which helped lay the foundation for her passion to write.   With the encouragement of her family, she finally sat down and wrote one of the many stories that have been floating around in her head. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found playing with her kids, talking to her mom on the phone, or hanging out with her family and friends.  But after chasing around twin preschoolers all day, she always cherishes her relaxation time after putting the kids to bed.

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Melissa Rolka grew up in the Chicagoland area all of her childhood and has always had a love of writing. She started by keeping a journal at a young age and in high school she started writing poetry. A couple poems were published anonymously. Then in college she majored in Philosophy, which required lots and lots of writing. After graduating from Marquette University she traveled west to Los Angeles. There she worked for the Writers Guild of America and found herself submerged in the writers world. She worked on small writings, but never pursued them. On the side she became involved with a small theater group. Eventually she made her way back to the Midwest, where her heart belongs, and worked in business for several years. She found love, got married and has two beautiful children. Being at home has allowed her to keep following her love of reading and writing. The Perfect Distraction (The Perfect Series) is her first full-length novel. When Melissa is not writing she is caring for, playing with and loving her two kids. In between taking care of her family and writing she almost always has her nose buried in her Kindle.


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COVER REVEAL: SINGLE: Volume One by Lyra Parish

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Title: Single: Volume One
Author: Lyra Parish
Release Date: November 10, 2014 as part of OWNED: An Alpha Anthology
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After failing miserably at love, Roxane VanBuren swears off men but not before her determined best friend shows her all the advantages of being single. After a wild weekend full of sex, old-flames, and secrets, Roxane is desperate to forget it ever happened.
But she learns it isn't that easy.
Since becoming the President of VanBuren Investments, she knows how important it is for her professional and personal life to remain separate from one another. If the two were to mix, the rumors could possibly ruin her reputation, which is bad for her and bad for business. To avoid that, Roxane allows rules to define and guide her every move. Unfortunately for her, Parker Williams is determined to break them all, one at a time.
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Lyra Parish loves to write, travel, and sing obnoxiously loud at the top of her lungs in the shower. Sweet love stories (along with the dirty ones) make her gush. She is a firm believer that a person can never have too many cats, cups of coffee, or read too many happily ever afters. When she isn't busy writing, she can be found sipping various beverages from her non-alcoholic drink buffet, pimp slapping excel spreadsheets, or riding her bike. Lyra currently resides in Texas with her glass blowing, guitar playing hubby and black cat.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Resisting by Chelle Bliss

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Title: Resisting
Author: Chelle Bliss
Release Date: November 10, 2014 as part of OWNED: An Alpha Anthology
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I belong to no one. It’s the way I’ve chosen to live. Master of my own destiny, finding my way through this bullshit thing called life. I learned from a young age how to get my way. Being a woman isn’t a weakness. It’s the opposite. I’ve spent my life being surrounded by four overbearing brothers, but I’ve never been a wallflower. Independent and unwilling to be tied down, I grabbed life by the balls and lived it to the fullest. I was enjoying myself, minding my own business at my brothers wedding. Then WHAM. Ever have a man walk into your life and alter your entire universe? My answer would’ve been no before he tempted me into his bed. I’m talking about the big damn bang. Everything that I thought was right, suddenly spins on its axis and bitch slaps me in the face.   resistingteaser1     10703629_770165543029560_3459311776545750900_n
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Chelle bliss Chelle Bliss is a USA Today Best Selling author and the creator of the best selling series, Men of Inked. She taught high school for over ten years and has a Master’s of Education. Recently, she’s been able to leave her teaching position to focus solely on writing.
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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Cover Reveal: Deep Cover by Lilliana Anderson

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Title: Deep Cover
Author: Lilliana Anderson
Release Date: November 10, 2014 as part of OWNED: An Alpha Anthology

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Some things won’t stay buried… Drake Jefferson has been missing for years. Wanted by the very people who hired him, he left behind his job, his life, and his love to pursue a career of the criminal variety. Caitlin Saunders, Drake’s ex-wife and one of the AFP’s best analysts, is doing her best to move on after losing the love of her life. Originally a part of the team that managed Drake’s operation, she gave up her field role the day she realized he’d turned. And she hasn’t trusted a soul since. One phone call in the middle of the night will force her back to active duty - a suspect in an ongoing case has been captured and they insist they have information on Drake – they just aren’t willing to talk to anyone but her. That information will change everything she believed to be true and send her down a path that could land her in the exact position Drake ended up in. It will take every skill set she has, just to keep her head above water as she learns that right and wrong don’t always follow the rules, and that when you’re fighting for love – there are no rules.   teaser 1 Deep Cover Lilliana Anderson OWNED  
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Bestselling New Adult Romance Author, Lilliana has always loved to read and write, considering it the best form of escapism that the world has to offer. Australian born and bred, she writes romance revolving around her authentically Aussie characters as well as a biographical trilogy based on an ex-Sydney sex worker, named Angelien. Lilliana feels that the world should see Australia for more than just it's outback and tries to show characters in more of a city setting. When she isn't writing, she wears the hat of 'wife and mother' to her husband and four children. Before Lilliana turned to writing, she worked in a variety of industries and studied humanities and communications before transferring to commerce/law at university. Originally from Sydney's Western suburbs, she currently lives a fairly quiet life in suburban Melbourne.
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