Monday, December 30, 2013

Blog Tour - KISS ME AT MIDNIGHT by Diane Alberts

Book Summary: 
Her New Year’s resolution was seduction.

Doctor Ashley Hanes has one mission and one mission only—end her annoyingly long dry streak and ring in the New Year with a bang. Literally. When her long lost and oh-so-sexy ex-best friend, Ethan Pierce, shows up as if he hadn’t broken her heart all those years ago, suddenly she doesn’t want to bring home just any man. She wants Ethan.

What should have been one night of blow-your-mind make-up sex quickly turns into another. And another. Before long, Ashley thinks maybe she and Ethan should reunite for good. If only the elusive bachelor will stop running from his tortured past and trust a future in Ashley’s arms.
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About this author

Diane Alberts is a multi-published, bestselling Contemporary Romance author with Entangled Publishing. She also writes New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult books under the name Jen McLaughlin. ON ONE CONDITION hit #18 on the Barnes and Noble bestseller list, and TRY ME hit #76 on Amazon. CAPTIVATED BY YOU hit #31 on the Barnes and Noble bestseller list. Diane is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency. Her goal is to write so many fantastic stories that even a non-romance reader will know her name.

Diane has always been a dreamer with a vivid imagination, but it wasn't until 2011 that she put her pen where her brain was, and became a published author. Since receiving her first contract offer, she has yet to stop writing. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, a cat, and a Senegal parrot. In the rare moments when she's not writing, she can usually be found hunched over one knitting project or another.

My Thoughts:
Thank you to the author and Entangled for providing an ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review.

A quick, sexy read. The author did a great job of keeping me guessing throughout the book. I was pleasantly surprised by the characters and their actions.

As I read, I became a little annoyed with the way the author would say something and then repeat the same thought or idea just a few paragraphs later.

"I'm sorry that I left you."
"I'm sorry that I almost did it again."

"I'm not leaving you again. I already made that mistake once and made it a second time. I'm not going to do it again."

Yes, we get it. You were a fool and made wrong choices. You don't have to beat that dead horse anymore.

Overall, this was an enjoyable read and incredibly sexy. My husband was certainly pleased by the side-effects.
3.25 Stars

Diane is giving away an ebook set of her 'Take a Chance' series, which includes Try Me, Love Me, Play Me, and Take Me. 

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Friday, December 27, 2013

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews.  It is a list of what books you have received over the previous week, either for review, from the library, from the bookstore, or from trades.

Received for REVIEW from authors and publishers.

What did you get that you are excited about this week?

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Born to Die - Nikki's Review of RUINED by Jus Accardo

Ruined by Jus Accardo 
(The Eternal Balance #1)

(Goodreads Blurb)

Hell is looking for a way to break loose…

Jax lost the genetic lottery. Descended from Cain, the world's first murderer, he's plagued by a curse that demands violence in exchange for his happiness. He left everything behind, including the girl he loved, but thriving on the pain of others is lonely… And it's killing him.

After a series of heartbreaking losses, Samantha put rubber to pavement and headed for college as fast as her clunker could carry her. But she can't outrun her problems. When an attack at school drives her back home, she's thrown into the path of a past—and a guy—she's been trying to forget.
Sam strains Jax's control over his darkness, but running isn't an option this time. Someone—or, something—followed her home from school: a ruthless monster with a twisted plan centuries in the making. Forced together to survive, and fighting an attraction that could destroy them both, Jax and Sam must stop a killer bent on revenge.
Thank you to Entangled Publishing for offering an ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Ruined is a smoking hot, angst-filled read. It’s a love story, but its also a hate story; no, but really its a love it story. OK, even I'm confused reading that. Read Ruined, you will get it, trust me. Its pretty damn good.

Cain and Abel's descendants are still atoning for Cain's original sin. If you don't know Cain and Abel's story from the bible, don't fret, Jus Accardo will catch you up. Anyway, every few generation's Cain's descendant is born with a demon inside of him. Total bummer because life with a demon stuck inside you is violent and usually short. Jax Flynn is the newest vessel for Cain's demon. Jax has a fucked up family history and an equally disastrous life.

Ruined begins with Jax returning to his hometown. Samantha Merrick is the girl next door, literally. She is part of the reason Jax skipped town. He loves her, but his demon just isn't having it. Jax isn't exactly a shining beacon of control; so he splits to spare Sam any undoubted misery he would cause. Chase, Jax's brother, and the Abel to his Cain, is the other reason. He's a total douche and Jax's demon absolutely loathes him. I don't want to tell any one too much of the plot in my review, just wanted to lay down the basics.

Understand this: There is so much sexual tension in this book that you would literally need a chainsaw to cut through it. Like, fucking hell is there tension. I, like all living, breathing hot-blooded women love me some sexy tension. After attempted kiss and insane sexual fantasy number eight or something, I was beginning to get literary blue balls and dammit, I got really impatient. This ain't some Twilight shit though folks, so don't get it twisted. There is eventually follow through and it's worth the pain. 

Ruined is gritty, sexy, full of colorful language and it doesn't shy away from the ugly side of life. Jus Accardo is witty as hell and writes awesome banter; if anything, I just became a huge fan of her and will be reading her other books ASAP. Ruined got off to such a fucking rip-roaring start; a badass take on a Bible story, dark characters and a really promising plot. That is a Betty Crocker caliber recipe for awesome if I have ever seen one. I found that in the middle-ish it started to really fizzle and become redundant for me. Opinions are like assholes though, and I'm definitely an asshole. Ruined is earning all the good reviews that its getting, it really is pretty awesome. I will absolutely, most definitely be waiting for the next in this series, I cannot wait to read more of Jax and Sam's story.
3.5 of 5 stars

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About Jus Accardo:

JUS ACCARDO spent her childhood reading and learning to cook. Determined to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps as a chef, she applied and was accepted to the Culinary Institute of America. At the last minute, she realized her path lay with fiction, not food, and passed on the spot to pursue writing. Jus is the bestselling author the popular Denazen series from Entangled publishing and is currently working on the first book in a new adult series due out summer 2013. A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and sometimes guard bear, Oswald.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

BE WITH ME by J. Lynn Exciting Info

As the post title suggests, I have some exciting news regarding the lovely and talented J. Lynn/Jennifer L. Armentrout! You probably know that her next book BE WITH ME will be coming out on February 4th. You also probably know it’s the official sequel to WAIT FOR YOU and it features Teresa (Cam’s sister) and Jase (Cam’s best friend). But what you most likely don’t know is that in the print version only you will find an exclusive never-before-seen scene between Teresa and Jase that won’t exist in the e-book version. That’s right, if you can get your hands on a print copy of BE WITH ME, you will be privy to a super exclusive scene you can’t get anywhere else!



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Teresa Hamilton is having a rough year—she’s in love with her big brother’s best friend, but he hasn’t spoken to her since they shared a truly amazing, mind-blowing, change-your-life kiss. She got out of a terrible relationship. And now an injury is threatening to end her dance career for good. It’s time for Plan B – college. And maybe a chance to convince Jase that what they have together is real.

Jase Winstead has a huge secret that he’s not telling anyone. Especially not his best friend’s incredibly beautiful sister. Even though he and Teresa shared the hottest kiss of his life, he knows that his responsibilities must take priority. He certainly doesn’t have time for a relationship. But it doesn’t help that all he can think about kissing the one girl who could ruin everything for him.

As they’re thrown together more and more, Jase and Tess can’t keep denying their feelings for each other. But a familiar danger looms and tragedy strikes. As the campus recovers, the star-crossed couple must decide what they’re willing to risk to be together, and what they’re willing to lose if they’re not…

If you haven't read Trust in Me: A Novella (Wait for You), Take a look below.

On Amazon: Trust in Me: A Novella (Wait for You)On Barnes & Noble:  Trust in Me

This is key parts of Wait for You in Cam's point of view.

(Goodreads Blurb)
It’s Wait for You as you’ve never seen it. Trust in Me lets you in on Cam’s side of the #1 New York Times Bestselling story.

Cameron Hamilton is used to getting what he wants, especially when it comes to women. But when Avery Morgansten comes crashing into his life – literally – he finally meets the one person who can resist his soulful baby blues. But Cam’s not ready to give up. He can’t get the feisty and intriguing girl out of his head.

Avery has secrets, secrets that keep her from admitting the feelings Cam knows she has for him. Will persistence (and some delicious homemade cookies) help him break down her barriers and gain her trust? Or will he be shut out of Avery's life, losing his first real shot at the kind of love that lasts forever?
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NEEDING HER- Molly McAdams Prank-Tacular Blog Tour

Molly McAdams is pulling a prank on the internet to celebrate the release of her prank-tastic novella, Needing Her, on 12/23! For eight days until Needing Her goes on-sale, the internet will be brimming with New Adult celebs like J. Lynn, Jay Crownover, Sophie Jordan, and more—all pretending to be the REAL Molly McAdams. All have filled out the same Q&A, so it’s up to the fans to guess which one is the real Molly! Each day, a new Q&A will go live on a variety of blogs, and if you guess who’s answering the questions in the comments, you could win a fabulous gift basket, including books from all the participating authors, as well as a prank “starter-kit,” for your own practical jokes. Here are the participants:

Molly McAdams
J. Lynn
Monica Murphy
Lisa DesRochers
Jay Crownover
Sophie Jordan
Nichole Chase
Blogger Yara Santos of Once Upon A Twilight

So see if you can guess who’s who by commenting, and you’ll be entered to win a lavish prize basket. And check all the other participating blogs until 12/23 to see if you can pick out the REAL Molly McAdams. Identities will be revealed, and the winner will be announced on 12/24, on these blogs as well as on the Between the Covers FBpage.

12/19 –Molly McAdams Pretender #4

Favorite food?
Ain't no thing like a chicken wing, ya'll

Favorite color?
White. What? It's a color. It goes with EVERYTHING.

Favorite band and / or favorite song?
Anything from Lil' Wayne. I love him and his gold capped teeth. Don't hate. WHEEZY 4EVA!!!

How do you come up with your book ideas?
I pay attention to people I know in real life. I know some cray cray people.

What’s the best prank you’ve ever played on someone?
Oh lawd, once while road-tripping with my best bud for a signing, I convinced my publicist I'd been detained for questioning in a string of adult sex toy shop robberies committed throughout Texas because I was late reaching said signing.

What’s your fascination with cops and detectives?
Once you go pop a cop, you can't stop. Wait. That came out all kinds of wrong. I married one! Love me a man in a uniform.

What’s the thing you love most about Needing Her?
Green kool-aid and abs. Ya'll understand when you read NEEDING HER.

Needing Her:
A fabulous, fun, and sexy New Adult novella from New York Times bestselling author Molly McAdams. If you loved Connor in From Ashes, this is the story for you.

She's the girl next door
Maci Price isn't really into relationships. Having four very protective older brothers has always made having a boyfriend very difficult anyway. But her friend is set on finding her the right guy—and thinks the mysterious Connor Green is the perfect pick.

He's her brother's best friend
Connor Green is trying to find himself again. He loved, then lost, and it's time for him to pick up the pieces. His brooding is making his friends crazy, but Maci, who has grown up into a gorgeous and incredibly sexy woman, is about to break the spell.

They're made for each other
When Maci starts up old pranks to get Connor out of his slump, an all-out war leads to a night that will break all their rules … and a relationship they must keep hidden. Together they're electric. Apart they're safe. And soon they'll each find that they're exactly what the other needs.

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Cover Reveal - I SEE LONDON by Chanel Cleeton


Maggie Carpenter is ready for a change— and to leave her ordinary life in South Carolina behind. But when she accepts a scholarship to the International School in London, a university attended by the privileged offspring of diplomats and world leaders, Maggie might get more than she bargained for. 

When Maggie meets Hugh, a twentysomething British guy, she finds herself living the life she always wanted. Suddenly she’s riding around the city in a Ferrari, wearing borrowed designer clothes and going to the hottest clubs. The only problem? Another guy, the one she can’t seem to keep her hands off of. 

Half French, half Lebanese, and ridiculously wealthy, Samir Khouri has made it clear he doesn’t do relationships. He’s the opposite of everything Maggie thought she wanted…and he’s everything she can’t resist. Torn between her dream guy and the boy haunting her dreams, Maggie has to fight for her own happy ending. In a city like London, you never know where you stand, and everything can change in the blink of an eye.

This is a New Adult romance recommended for readers 17 and up.

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My hands remained on his chest, my fingers curled into the fabric of his black sweater. Curled into his warmth. Up close, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to study Samir. His eyes were a dark coffee color, framed by ridiculously thick, long lashes. Dark curls of hair brushed against his collar. His skin was tan, certainly far tanner than my own pale skin. He was beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.

“Scared?” he teased.


I was tired of being ruled by my fear and nerves. I closed the gap between our lips, lingering just a breath away from kissing him. My hand traveled north, releasing my grip on his sweater, moving up his neck. My fingertips brushed against his bare skin, the feeling silky smooth. My hand continued its upward path, growing bolder now, threading through Samir’s hair, loving the feel of his silky curls beneath my fingers.

He stiffened.

Our gazes met. I held the force of his stare, shocked to see desire flaring in his eyes. It was all the encouragement I needed. My lips brushed against his— hesitant, exploring, hungry. Once, twice. Samir sighed, his mouth opening slightly. His breath tingled with mine, his tongue grazing my lips. He wasn’t quite kissing me back but he wasn’t moving away either. Clearly he was going to make me work for it.

“Kiss me.” He whispered the words against my mouth, taunting me with them, goading me further, pushing me over the edge.

“Shut up. This would be so much better if you didn’t talk.”

He chuckled, his lips vibrating against mine.

Author Information:

Originally a Florida girl, at seventeen Chanel moved to London to attend an international university. In the four years that followed, she received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees, learned how to dance, travelled through Europe, and made lifelong friendships. Chanel fell in love with London and planned to stay there forever. But fate intervened on a Caribbean cruise, when an American fighter pilot with smooth dance moves, swept her off her feet. 

Now, a happily ever after later, Chanel is living her next adventure in South Korea. An avid reader and hopeless romantic, she is happiest curled up with a book. She has a weakness for handbags, puppy cuddles, and her fighter pilot husband. Chanel writes New Adult contemporary romances and Young Adult thrillers. Her New Adult debut, I SEE LONDON, will be released by Harlequin (HQN) on February 3, 2014, followed by a sequel, LONDON FALLING, later in the year. 

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Cover Reveal - WHERE YOU'LL FIND ME by Erin Fletcher

Today Erin Fletcher and Entangled Teen are revealing the cover for WHERE YOU’LL FIND ME, releasing in early 2014! Check out the gorgeous cover, exclusive excerpt, and enter to win an eARC!

On to the reveal!


When Hanley Helton discovers a boy living in her garage, she knows she should kick him out. But Nate is too charming to be dangerous. He just needs a place to get away, which Hanley understands. Her own escape methods—vodka, black hair dye, and pretending the past didn't happen—are more traditional, but who is she to judge?

Nate doesn't tell her why he's in her garage, and she doesn't tell him what she's running from. Soon, Hanley¹s trading her late-night escapades for all-night conversations and stolen kisses. But when Nate¹s recognized as the missing teen from the news, Hanley isn't sure which is worse: that she's harboring a fugitive, or that she's in love with one.

Exclusive Excerpt

Nate looks me over, from my jacket to my favorite pair of jeans, to the shoes that are bonfire-worthy but still cute. My hair, with the help of a straightener, is so silky that my dark bangs fall into my eyes even more than usual. My eye makeup is amped up. Whether all of this is because of the bonfire or because of who I hoped I’d run into before leaving is open for debate. He reaches up and brushes my bangs away from my face. The split-second touch makes me crave more. “You look gorgeous.”

“Thank you.”

“Where are you headed?”

Though staying here in the garage might be a better option, I say, “A bonfire.”

Nate studies me again, but this time it feels like he’s looking for something deeper. “Don’t you ever get tired of sneaking out?”

“Not really,” I say with a shrug.

He tugs on the zipper of my fleece, lowering it slightly and pulling me closer. “What are you running from, Hanley?”

It feels like my secrets are written all over my face, but I say, “Nothing.”

When he smiles, it’s almost sad. “I don’t buy it.”

I lean in, putting both hands on the car behind him, one on either side, trapping him. “You tell me why you’re living in my garage and I’ll tell you what I’m running from.”

He gives a sly smile and doesn’t budge. “Secrets it is.”

“Secrets it is,” I echo. And even though the small space between us is electric and threatening to disappear, I push off the car and step away. “I’ll see you later,” I say as I open the door.

“Hanley,” he says before I can get too far. “Be careful out there, okay?”

I don’t make any promises.

About Erin:
Erin Fletcher is a morning person who does most of her writing before sunrise while drinking excessive quantities of coffee, believes flip-flops qualify as year-round footwear, and would spend every day at the beach if she could. She has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics (which is almost never useful when writing books) and lives in North Carolina.

You can visit Erin on her website and on Twitter.

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