Friday, January 31, 2014

Favorites Giveaway Hop!

Welcome to my giveaway for the Favorites Giveaway Hop! I have a lot of favorite books, so I couldn't limit it to just a few to offer up. Instead, up for grabs is the winner's choice of a Nook or Kindle copy of one book on my favorites list. Go here, to scroll through a list of all 60+ books. Open INT. Ends February 14.
Don't forget to hop along to the other participating blogs for more chances to win!
Good luck!

Wish for You Book Tour: Review + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for the Wish for You book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as a giveaway for a $100 gift card and engraved dog tags. But, before we get to all that, allow me to introduce the book:

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Conduct Unbecoming of a Gentleman Book Tour: Author Interview + Excerpt + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for the Conduct Unbecoming of a Gentleman book tour! I have an interview with the author coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for a $50 gift card and copies of the book. But, before we get to all that, allow me to introduce the book:

Shredded by Tracy Wolff

Shredded (Extreme Risk, #1)
Release date: February 4, 2014
Publisher: Flirt
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Series: Extreme Risk #1

In this intense and exhilarating New Adult series debut, a hotshot snowboarder and a vulnerable rebel with a cause try to let go of the past—and find a future in each other.

Twenty-one-year-old professional snowboarder Z Michaels is the bad boy of Park City, Utah. He’s always had his pick of any girl in town—and on the competition circuit. But underneath his cool exterior is a young man in turmoil, trying to take the edge off tragedy by overindulging in sex and shredding the slopes. In fact, Z’s reckless behavior is a thinly veiled attempt to blunt his emotional suffering with physical pain.

Ophelia Richardson isn’t like any girl Z has ever met. Though she’s from New Orleans high society, she’s no Southern belle—and she’s not shy about being miserable in frozen, godforsaken Park City. But laying low is her only option after her ex, a rich boy who couldn’t take no for an answer, nearly killed her in a jealous rage. Following that terrifying encounter, the last thing Ophelia needs is a boyfriend—especially one as rich and arrogant as Z. But Ophelia soon discovers that he isn’t what he seems. If anything, Z may be even more damaged than she is.

Tormented by their pasts and feeling alone in the world, Z and Ophelia find a connection unlike any they’ve ever known. But with Ophelia hiding the details of her life in Louisiana and Z’s death wish reaching terrifying new heights, their relationship seems to be going downhill before it even begins—unless they can find the strength in each other to trust, grow, and love again.


My Rating: 5 Roses

An intense and emotional New Adult romance, Shredded was a fantastic read. I absolutely loved this book! From the hot romance to the dark secrets, this book was amazing.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Nash Cover Reveal!

Release date: April 29, 2014
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Series: Marked Men #4

Will their past determine their future?

Saint Ford has worked hard to achieve her childhood dream of becoming of nurse. Focused on her work and devoted to her patients, there’s no room for love. She doesn’t need a guy making waves in her calm, serene life—especially when he’s the unforgettable hottie who nearly destroyed her in high school. Dark, brooding Nash Donovan might not remember her or the terrible pain he caused. But he turned her world upside down . . . and now he’s trying to do it again.


Saint has no idea that Nash isn’t the cocky player he once was. Uncovering a devastating family secret has rocked his world, and now he’s struggling to figure out his future. He can’t be distracted by the pretty nurse he seems to meet everywhere. Still, he can’t ignore the sparks that fly between them —or how she seems so desperate to get away from him. But the funny, sweet, and drop-dead gorgeous Saint is far too amazing to give up on—especially since she’s the only thing in his life that seems to make sense.


When Nash discovers the truth about their past, he realizes he may have lost her heart before he could even fight for it. Now, Saint has to decide: is Nash worth risking herself for all over again?

About the Author:
Jay Crownover
I'm supposed to share interesting details about myself so that my readers get to know me so here we go in no particular order: I'm an natural redhead even though I haven't seen my real hair color in years, I'm a big fan of tattoos and have a half sleeve on either arm and various other pieces all over the place, I've been in the bar industry since I was in college and it has always offered interesting insight into how men and women interact with each other, I have 3 dogs that are all crazy, I live in Colorado and love the snow, I love music and in all reality wish I could be a rock star not a writer or a bartender but I have zero talent so there is that. I love to write, love to read and all I'm interested in is a good story with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. Thanks for taking the time to check my stuff out...



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Loving Lady Lazuli Book Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for the Loving Lady Lazuli book tour! I have an excerpt coming up, as well as a giveaway for a $10 gift card. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Burn for Me Book Blitz + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for the Burn for Me book blitz! I have a giveaway coming up for a $50 gift card. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Darkness of Light Book Blitz: Excerpt + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for The Darkness of Light book blitz! I have an excerpt coming up, as well as a giveaway for copies of The Darkness of Light. But, before we get to all that, allow me to introduce the book:

Death Sworn by Leah Cypess

Death Sworn (Death Sworn, #1)
Release date: March 4, 2014
Publisher: Greenwillow
Genre: YA Fantasy Romance
Series: Death Sworn #1

When Ileni lost her magic, she lost everything: her place in society, her purpose in life, and the man she had expected to spend her life with. So when the Elders sent her to be magic tutor to a secret sect of assassins, she went willingly, even though the last two tutors had died under mysterious circumstances.

But beneath the assassins’ caves, Ileni will discover a new place and a new purpose… and a new and dangerous love. She will struggle to keep her lost magic a secret while teaching it to her deadly students, and to find out what happened to the two tutors who preceded her. But what she discovers will change not only her future, but the future of her people, the assassins… and possibly the entire world.


My Rating: 5 Roses

Dark, thrilling, and full of secrets, Death Sworn was an absolutely amazing YA read. I completely and totally loved this book. The world was dark, the romance was lovely, and the story was brilliant. Loved it!

Monday, January 27, 2014

A Mate's Bite Book Tour: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway!


Welcome to my post for the A Mate's Bite book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for a Kindle Fire, gift cards, and swag. But, before we get to all that, allow me to introduce the book:

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Book Signing Alert: Hotter in Texas Series and Cupid, Texas Series + Giveaway!

 
Join us for a dinner and a book signing!

Christie Craig and Lori Wilde are happy to have you over for dinner while sharing all the dirty little secrets about their recently released books, Texas Hold Em and Somebody to Love.

We will have exclusive giveaways and tons of fun! This is a ticketed event and there is limited seating so get your ticket while they last!

 Hope to see you there! And, keep scrolling for the chance to win signed books and swag!

When a Lord Needs a Lady by Jane Goodger

When a Lord Needs a Lady
Release date: February 6, 2014
Publisher: eKensington
Genre: Historical (Victorian) Romance

Lord Graham Spencer needs a wife.

But not just any girl will do. She must have the money to save his dilapidated estate and desperate tenants. So when he meets a charming American lady’s maid on the beach at Brighton, the last thing he ought to do is kiss her.

Katherine Wright is hunting a titled husband.

Or at least her mother is. But Katherine can’t get the memory of a most inappropriate kiss out of her mind. The handsome stranger who took her in his arms in Brighton was only a valet, but even if she is an heiress, she’d rather spend her life with him than some stiff British aristocrat.

Can true love survive two false identities, two scheming mamas, and two lavish house parties where all is revealed? It can…

When A Lord Needs A Lady


My Rating: 3 Roses

Sweet and enjoyable, When a Lord Needs a Lady was a lovely historical romance. I really enjoyed reading it.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Knowing Jack Book Tour: Review + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for the Knowing Jack book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as a giveaway for a $50 gift card and e-copies of Knowing Jack. But, before we get to all that, allow me to introduce the book:

Friday, January 24, 2014

Borderland Legacy Series Tour: Excerpts + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for the Borderland Legacy series tour! I have excerpts from the books coming up, as well as a giveaway for gift cards and copies of Borderland Bride and Borderland Beauty. But, before we get to all that, allow me to introduce the books:

Believe by Erin McCarthy

Believe (True Believers, #3)
Release date: January 21, 2014
Publisher: Penguin Group
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Series: True Believers #3

Robin used to be a party girl… until she got black out drunk and woke up in bed with her best friend's boyfriend. Now she's faced with being THAT girl, and couldn't be more disgusted with herself. She can't even tell her friends the reason for her sudden sobriety and she avoids everyone until she meets Phoenix—quiet, tattooed, and different in every way that's good and oh, so bad…

Phoenix is two days out of jail when he meets Robin at his cousin's house, and he knows that he has no business talking to her, but he's drawn to her quiet demeanor, sweet smile, and artistic talent. She doesn't care that he's done time, or that he only has five bucks to his name, and she supports his goal to be a tattoo artist.

But Phoenix knows Robin has a secret, and that it's a na├»ve dream to believe that his record won't catch up with them at some point. Though neither is prepared for the explosive result when the past collides with the present…


My Rating: 5 Roses

An intense, emotional New Adult romance, Believe was a fantastic read. I absolutely loved this book! It was a sweet, steamy, totally amazing romance.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Wish for You Book Blitz: Excerpt + Giveaway

Wish for You (Boys of the South, #4)
Release date: January 19, 2014
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Series: Boys of the South #4

There’s only one place in the world where I feel normal—the roller derby track. When I put on my skates and fasten my helmet, I’m powerful and in charge. I know exactly what to do and what to say. The rules are clear and everyone does exactly what they’re supposed to, penalties are enforced for those who don’t.

But in the real world, I’m far from powerful and in charge. I never know exactly what to do and say. For years, I counted on one person to be exactly who he said he was—my best friend -Wyatt Tanaka.

Only he's changed. Being a Marine and serving in a war has made him different. Now I want to help him, but I also want to kiss him. And that’s not something best friends do.

Neither of us, it seems, is content being just friends anymore. If we cross that line, change the rules of our relationship, it could be wonderful and everything I've ever wanted.

But it might also mean I'll lose the one person I've come to rely on and I don't think my heart can take it.

Keep scrolling for an excerpt and a giveaway for a $100 gift card!

A Wicked Pursuit by Isabella Bradford

A Wicked Pursuit (Breconridge Brothers, #1)
Release date: February 25, 2014
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Genre: Historical (Georgian) Romance
Series: Breconridge Brothers #1

In Isabella Bradford’s enthralling new trilogy, three noble brothers—London’s most scandalous rakes—are about to do the unthinkable: settle down. Harry Fitzroy, Earl of Hargreave, is the first to meet his match and lose his heart . . . to a lady he least expected.

As the eldest son of the Duke of Breconridge, Harry Fitzroy is duty-bound to marry—and marry well. Giving up his rakish ways for the pleasures of a bride’s bed becomes a delightful prospect when Harry chooses beautiful Lady Julia Barclay, the catch of the season. But a fall from his horse puts a serious crimp in his plans. Abandoned by Julia before he can propose, the unlucky bachelor finds himself trapped in the country in the care of Julia’s younger sister.

Harry has never met a woman like Lady Augusta. Utterly without artifice, Gus is clever and capable, and seems to care not a fig for society. After a taboo kiss awakens passion that takes them both by surprise, Harry realizes he’d almost given his heart to the wrong sister. While London tongues wag, he’ll use his most seductive powers of persuasion to convince the reluctant Gus that she belongs with him—as his equal, his love, his wife.


My Rating: 4 Roses

A sweet and lovely historical romance, A Wicked Pursuit was a wonderful book. I really enjoyed reading it and I totally loved it.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Kiss of Fire Cover Re-Reveal

Author Rebecca Ethington has given KISS OF FIRE a cover make-over! Check out the BRAND NEW COVER! It's beautiful!!!

Rebecca Ethington is also giving away a $15 gift card and a signed copy copy of KISS OF FIRE.


Kiss of Fire
by Rebecca Ethington

Joclyn Despain has been marred by a brand on her skin. She doesn't know why the mark appeared on her neck, but she doesn't want anyone to see it, including her best friend Ryland, who knows everything else about her. The scar is the reason she hides herself behind baggy clothes, and won't let the idea of kissing Ryland enter her mind, no matter how much she wants to. The scar is the reason she is being hunted.

If only she knew that she was.

If only she had known that the cursed stone her estranged father sent for her 16th birthday would trigger a change in her. Now, she is being stalked by a tall blonde man, and is miraculously throwing her high school bully ten feet in the air.

Joclyn attempts to find some answers and the courage to follow her heart. When Ryland finds her scar; only he knows what it means, and who will kill her because of it.


Cup of Life Book Blitz: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for the Cup of Life book blitz! I have a review coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for copies of the previous books in the series and a $15 gift card. But, before we get to all that, allow me to introduce the book:

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Forever Young Book Tour: Review + Excerpts + Giveaway

Welcome to my post for the Forever Young book tour! This tour features 4 authors and their books: The Destiny of Violet and Luke by Jessica Sorensen, Song of the Fireflies by J.A. Redmerski, Undone by Shannon Richard, and Masquerade by Nyrae Dawn. I have a review of Masquerade coming up, as well as excerpts and a giveaway for 5 prize packs that include copies of all 4 books. But, before we get to all that, allow me to introduce the books: