Friday, July 18, 2014

Book Blitz!! Rushed by Gina Robinson

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Rushed

Publication Date: June 30, 2014

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A girl who has everything. A guy who has everything to lose.
Some things can't be… RUSHED 

  Alexis Like there has ever been any doubt which sorority my family expects me to pledge. I'm a third-generation legacy. On the first day of rush, I realize I'm in trouble. I'm not like the other girls in the house. But as long as my parents control my college funds, resisting is futile. Until Zach, the live-in houseboy, who's quite possibly the hottest guy I will ever meet, serves me a cupcake and flashes me a sympathetic look. With one enigmatic smile, he flips my heart and my world upside down. My parents will cut me off if they even suspect I'm interested in a house guy. But I can't stay away from him. And so I pledge the house for all the wrong reasons. 

  Zach Living in a sorority? I get flipped a load of crap about being a live-in servant, the help. Easy access to the hottest girls on campus? Not with the unbreakable rule—get caught with one of the girls and you're fired. Immediately. Lose this job and I can't afford college. I sure as hell can't ask my parents for help. They wish I'd never been born. Considering what I did, I don't blame them. I've learned to think of the girls like sisters. Until Alexis pledges the house. Now sister is the last thing on my mind.

*** Standalone novel. No cliffhanger. 

*** This is a contemporary romance with mature themes, language, and situations. Readers should be over 17! 



  About the Author:

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Gina Robinson is the award-winning author of the contemporary new adult romances Reckless Longing, Reckless Secrets, and Reckless Together and the Agent Ex series of humorous romantic suspense novels. She's currently working on Crushed, the second book of this series featuring a surprising couple from Rushed. Look for Crushed in early fall 2014.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Cover Reveal!! Who I Was by Kasidy Blake



Who I Was
Release Date 8/21/2014

Synopsis:
Lillian Jacobson was a very happy four year old. She had two loving parents and an older brother who put all other brothers to shame. 

Everything changed one horrible night when her entire world was savagely torn apart. Her parents were brutally murdered in front of her eyes and she was left with a bullet wound in her shoulder as a constant reminder of the tragedy. Now she and her brother are living their lives in constant fear; every day a fight for survival.

After years of relative safety under witness protection, their situation turns from bad to worse. Betrayed by a man who swore to protect them, her brother is taken by the same people who ended her parents lives years before. She is moved to a secure location under the protection of two agents, but a complication arises that she never saw coming. She begins to fall for both men, who are also falling for her. When a letter arrives bearing the ultimatum, “Surrender yourself or your brother dies,” she must find a way to suppress her desires or she may never see her brother alive again.

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About Kasidy:
Kasidy is married with two wonderful children.  Her family is very supportive and she knows she wouldn’t be doing this without them. She fell in love with reading and couldn’t put books down.  That was when her characters started talking to her and now she can’t help but write their story or they will never give her peace! Who I Was is her debut Novel.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Happy Release Beautifully Done by Riley Mackenzie!!!

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BEAUTIFULLY DONE (Beautifully Awake, #2)
Authors Riley MacKenzie
July 16, 2014

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Diagnosis: Borrowed time
Treatment: Trust
Prognosis: Beautifully Done

Asher Craig drives fast, flies high, and screws hard. But make no mistake, he’s a gentleman.

He learned way too young that we’re all on borrowed time. Fair or unfair, you only get one ride. He vows to live for the moment because it’s the only time he owns. The past is beyond his control and the future may not exist. With his only loyalties being his family, he thrives for that edge where plunging over is always in the realm of possibility.

When a beautiful familiar face tilts his axis, he re-examines everything and realizes that second chances are overrated and a lifetime of firsts are irreplaceable. In the end, it’s not her medical degree but his trust that needs to prove that the ride together is worth it ... until it’s Beautifully Done.


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Contains spoilers from Beautifully Awake. We highly recommend reading Chase and Lili's story first. For readers 18+



 Excerpt!!

Pain pierced my shin and I jerked back. “What the hell was that for?” I bitched at the half pint spit-fire, sporting auburn highlights this week. Sierra changed her hair color as often as her shoes. And my luck, tonight she was in some pointy fucking boots.
“You have a freakin’ plane? For real? You never told me you had a plane! Lil, did you know Green Giant had his own private plane. And he flies it?”  
“Hold up, Green Giant?” I questioned, trying to get a word in edgewise. These two women spoke their own estrogen dialect. It could get out of control, especially when Sierra went off on a tangent. And there it was, with both hands in the air, her drink--which I assumed was a margarita--splashed down the front of her light grey sweater dress. She didn’t flinch. Sam, on the other hand, jumped to pat the excess liquid off her c cups.
Cant. Make. This. Shit. Up.
            Chase buried his head in his wife’s shoulder to hide his laughter, Lil bit her fingernail, and Dodd feigned a coughing fit.
            In her oblivion, Sierra manually removed the red-headed beauty’s hand from her chest. “I’m good, no really. Besides, it’s all padding, babe. Breastfeeding sucks the life from the girls.” If Dodd shook his head one more time he was in serious jeopardy of herniating a neck disc.
“What part don’t you get?” Sierra focused back on me. “You’re eyes resemble those crazy contacts models wear and you’re a freaking giant.” Her contorted facial expression screamed, ‘Duh.’
“We’re about the same height, sweetheart.” I thumbed toward the two men standing on either side of me.
            “Yeah, but he’s a quarterback.” She pointed to Chase. “He’s a linebacker.” She air kissed Dodd. “And you’re the sick ass wide receiver. You just look taller. Just cause.”
            Since when did she follow football? My cell started ringing and luckily I didn’t have to find out. “On that note, excuse me.” I fished it out of my black suit pants and turned my back on the crew. It was her. My balls did a happy dance. Fuck it, I was so screwed.

            “Hey you.”
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Yep. That's an “s.” There are two of us! We’re East coast girls separated by Long Island Sound who met in Physician Assistant School and have been besties ever since. We can safely say that thirteen miles of water does not get in the way because we talk or text, no exaggeration, at least 150 times a day. No, really, we do—about everything and nothing. Shockingly, we never (we mean never) run out of things to say. Umm, ever. We definitely laugh A LOT and we’re a tad sarcastic. And if we’re being totally honest, one or two people might have, on occasion, used our names and ‘dramatic’ in the same sentence. But it’s hard to trust the sources since they married us. It only took twelve years, two husbands, five kids, two dogs, and a two-week vacation in Cape Cod later to decide the romance world needed a splash of medicine. Write what you know. So you can easily find us at 4 o'clock on Bank Street beach with a glass of cold Prosecco brainstorming. And guaranteed if we bump into you, literally, it’s only because our iPhones are glued to our hands (totally out of our control) either writing or editing our next novel (and yes, it is possible to do from your iPhone, we mastered it … damn those straight quotations). When we are not working on our book or reading the latest angsty romance on our kindles, you basically name it and we have it going on. Soccer, lacrosse, golf, swimming, dance, gymnastics, football, chess, baseball, basketball, skiing, ice skating, school, homework, and more school. Oh yeah, did we forget to mention our careers in medicine? Needless to say, we realized fast that something had to go, so we opted for sleep. It’s completely overrated (yet so AMAZING) and delirium makes everything funnier. Good thing we share a brain and can pretty much complete each other’s sentences (definitely weird, we know). So that’s our story, who we are … just add AUTHORS to the list!

 
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Karma by Donna Augustine!! A Joint Review!


People say karma's a...well, you know. Personally, I don't think I'm that bad. 
It's not like I wanted this job. I wasn't even in my right mind when I accepted 
it. 

Now, I'm surrounded by crazy coworkers like Lady Luck, who's a bit of a tramp, 
and Murphy's Law, who's a bumbling oaf. 

But the worst is Fate. He's got a problem with transfers like myself, and I have to see him constantly. 
It's unavoidable. We're hunting the same man, my murderer.


Kelsie's Review!!
4.5 Stars!!

First, can we take a second to appreciate the absolute ingenuity of this idea? The afterlife is run like a low level corporate paper company...if you're thinking Dunder Mifflin than my imagery is working! It's incredible, really, and absolutely hilarious. The idea that there's different departments for the Jinxes, Lady Luck, Murphy's Law, Cupid (who sounds fascinating), Death as a counselor and the Cat Lady! Who's the Cat Lady? Oh, just the woman who send blacks cats into your path as bad omens. Donna's always been great at world building so I never had to worry that would be lacking with Karma. 

Now if you are reading Karma after Donna's Alchemist series, like I am, then you will notice that this story seems to be a little bit more plot driven rather than character, as opposed to how it was in the Alchemist series. This could be because it's the first novel and everything will be revealed as if peeling an onion. You do have a large sense of mystery throughout the book (I mean, look at the minimal blurb). You immediately pick up on the fact that nothing and no one is what they seem. Not even our main character. And this does, sometimes, offer a bit of disconnect between us and our Ms. Karma. Again, this could be the whole "setting the stage" for the series. 

I don't want to give too much of the plot away since it does feel very mysterious; I want y'all to enjoy that! I will talk a little about Camilla/Karma because you can see a certain consistency with Donna's female leads: strong minded, independent, conflicted, witty, honorable, and a bit broken. It's basically a recipe for superb character evolvement and these types of women are always badasses. With as much as we've learned about Camilla/Karma, I still feel like I'm a little in the dark about her. I do believe this is done intentionally. I know I want to read more because of it! Ohhh and Fate. Hmmm, did anyone else get a Jericho Barrons (Fever series) kind of feel to him, minus the whole "I might murder you at any moment" vibe Barrons gives off? Fate is like a calmer, more stable Barrons. He's got the mystery and underhandedness in spades. He also has this lazy sex appeal. Yes, I'm loving me some Fate. I believe Mr. Fate has been pulling Camilla/Karma's strings for a while now. Or at least he's kept his eye on her. Basically, what I'm saying, is hurry up and write the second book! I NEED IT!! 

The only negative thing I can say is the pacing was odd. Sometimes we were in hyper-speed and I had to backtrack and reread a section because I got lost for a second, and other's were a little slower. This is a very minor detail in the scheme of things, people! It's a fantastic read and a great promise for another awesome series from Donna! Check it out, I fully recommend it! 

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Nadia's Review!!!
4 Stars!!

First off, any book that starts with 'Karma's a bitch' I was BOUND to love. The world building was phenomenal. I loved the whole concept, it's so unique and completely unlike the current paranormal mythology out there. I also loved that while they deal with fate, karma, luck, love, etc. and there are forces in the universe out there controlling what's going on (i.e. God, Satan) it doesn't shove religion down your throat like I've seen from books about angels and such. 

I definitely want to see more of and get to know all of the characters, especially the ones in her office!! And the jinxes are so hilarious! I also don't know if the Donna Augustine intended to do this, but the book felt very isolating, and I almost wonder if it's because Karma felt really alone and isolated. There's this one part, after she finds out some really shitty news, where she's laying next to a person, yet feels so alone. I don't know why, but I definitely connected with that. 

One thing I will say is that the pacing is a little off. It kinda drags a little at some points and goes super fast at others. Still, Karma is a solid, great read that I haven't had the pleasure to enjoy in a while. Loved it!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

New Release!! Give Me Grace by Kate McCarthy





Title: Give Me Grace
Series: Give Me #3
 Author: Kate McCarthy
 Release Date: July 10, 2014
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Casey Daniels has a past forged in Hell. Despite the friends, the endless supply of women, and the muscle car he spent years restoring, it still eats away at him.
Grace Paterson is in Sydney as a temporary bassist for Jamieson, the band Casey handles security for. She’s also infuriating, off-limits, and completely irresistible.

A deal is struck, and despite their intense and powerful connection, both think it will be easy to walk away. But life can be more ruthless than either of them ever imagined. Not only does Grace have a secret she’s desperate to keep, Casey has questions from his past that he’s willing to do anything to get answers for.
It’s not until someone wants one of them dead that Casey realises his love for Grace is the one thing he could never walk away from.
In a story of revenge, betrayal, secrets, and love, Casey will need to reconcile his past with his present, before the future he never knew he wanted is snatched away.







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I slipped out the front door, letting it softly click shut behind me. Casey was sitting in his car, staring straight ahead as I walked down the drive. Opening the car door, I slid inside and shut it. He didn’t acknowledge my presence, or even look at me at all. He simply shifted gears, and with a quick glance in his rearview mirror, pulled out onto the road.

I clicked my seat belt into place. “Casey?”

With a hard swallow, he shook his head, keeping his eyes on the road as we drove. Despite his controlled composure, his face was pale and tension surrounded him like an aura.

“Casey, you’re scaring me.”

“I’m sorry.” Our eyes met for a brief moment, the connection intense. Raw pain flickered in his eyes before it was quickly banked. “That’s the last thing I want to do.”

His palm slid over my bare thigh, riding upwards as he continued to drive. The touch sent arousal spiking through me, but not enough to override the concern.

“Where are we going?”

He shook his head as if he had no clue. After a moment, he replied, “I want to drive, but I don’t want to be alone. I want to be with you.”

My eyes fixed on his profile as he drove. The knuckles of his right hand were white on the steering wheel and his jaw tight. Something wasn’t right. In fact, something was very wrong. I slid my hand over his, my pulse racing when he flipped his palm over and grabbed hold.

“Casey?”

He glanced over at me.

“I want to be with you too.”

His answer was a squeeze of my hand before letting go.

We sat in silence as he drove. I stared at the dashboard, having no idea what to do or say or how to fix what was wrong.

“Are you okay?” I asked.

“Sure.” A smile came to his lips. It was forced because it never reached his eyes. “Just a bad day at work, you know?”

“No, I don’t know. Maybe you should tell me.”

The roads were eerily quiet when he pulled to a stop at a red light. “I don’t want to talk right now.” His hand fell on my thigh again, the calloused palm scraping my skin as it slipped upwards. Reaching between my thighs, he dragged my panties to the side and slipped his fingers inside, gently massaging my clit and dragging a moan from my throat. He leaned over, putting his mouth on my ear, his breathing coming harder and heavier.

“I want to fuck you, Grace. Not just tonight, but every night,” he professed, his fingers working me expertly. The red light turned green, but with no cars around, Casey ignored it. “Hard enough for it to hurt, so that when you leave, me fucking you is the only thing you can think about.”

I closed my eyes, my head falling back against the headrest. I wanted him to fuck me that hard. I wanted to feel him inside me even when he wasn’t there, but not like this. Not when he was using sex to mask a hurt so painful and deep I could feel the ache of it surrounding me until I felt suffocated.

“No,” I gasped.

He froze at the single word, his hand stilling instantly.

“There’s something wrong, Casey. I can feel it.”

His hand slipped out of my panties and I mourned the loss. “I don’t want to talk about it,” he snapped.

Tension bled into the car as he put it in gear and accelerated swiftly. My eyes burned. When we were good, it was wild and intense and consuming, but we always spiralled into such a hot mess. I wasn’t sure if Casey and I would ever find a happy medium.

Drawing a deep breath, I forced calm. “Maybe you should take me home.”

“No.”

My brows flew up. “No?”

“No.” He shook his head, his tone cold and harsh. “This was your deal, and now you want to turn it into some kind of relationship? That’s not what this is. This is about you and me and sex. So maybe you should spread your legs so we can both get what we want.”




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Kate McCarthy grew up in a small town outside of Port Macquarie, Australia. Raised in a house just a short walk to the beach, Kate enjoyed the peaceful, relaxed atmosphere and friendships that come from being raised in a friendly, small town area.
She now resides in Brisbane, Australia, a city in the state of Queensland where she works as an accountant, along with a sideline wedding cake business and her writing.
She is married with two children, has two dogs and house in the suburbs, and a pile of friends and family dotted all over the country that help keep her sane.
When she’s not busy running after naughty kids, filthy dogs, crunching numbers, piping buttercream and writing books, you can find her curled up in bed in the early hours of the morning reading new books and re-reading old favourites. Her favourite books are the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward in which she longs to eventually join the brotherhood and change her name to Phierce Mutha.
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