Thursday, June 30, 2016

BOUND by Donnielle Tyner


Bound
Release Date: 10/19/15

Summary from Goodreads:
Bound by Vengeance.

Sadie has found the resolve to fight the man who caused so much pain in her life. Her tentative alliance with the HCA underground gives her the resources to train both her body and Talent for when she comes face to face with her grandfather.

Bound by Loss.

Being separated from her friends at St Vincent’s is harder than she could have ever realized and it doesn’t help that Kian has withdrawn from her as well. With help from a new friend, Sadie uncovers more about her past and that someone close to her has been keeping secrets from Sadie her entire life.

Bound by Fear.

Tragedy strikes close to home, giving a longstanding enemy, one desperate and willing to do anything to have Sadie on their side, an opportunity to arise. Allies and friends come together to stand against evil, but at a terrible cost. Sadie’s history and future collide while the world is thrown into chaos.

Sadie must overcome or forever be Bound. 


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About the Author
Hello! Donnielle here. I’m a new indie young adult author. When I’m not writing, I spend my time reading, binge watching Netflix, homeschooling my two children, and hanging out with my husband.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Blog Tour: Death at Dawn by @farmerwainwrigh read a #review



Crime/Mystery
Date Published: July 22, 2015


Giles Etherington, is shot in the morning of August 12th (the glorious 12th). Do the reasons for his death hinge on his personal life, his political allegiances, or his past? His wife is Edith Horton’s best friend and Edith, along with Inspector Greene and Sergeant Brown, finds herself, once again, immersed in crime and mystery in her Yorkshire dales village.


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You will definitely want to have plenty of allotted reading time before starting this one. It was hard to put down. I was so engrossed in the story that I put off many of my important things to do. Noreen Wainwright does a great job of creating a Mystery that keeps the reader invested and guessing. 

Edith is a wonderful lead, she is fun to read about and easy to get behind as a lead character. I am interested to read more installments and mysteries with Edith! 


Noreen is the author of three crime mystery novels in the Edith Horton series and the fourth is now ready for submission. She is a freelance journalist who has had many articles and features published. She lives on a dairy farm with her husband and dog, Vicky.

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Friday, June 17, 2016

A Little Hot Chocolate for my Soul



“Five steamy stories to swoon over in one package.”





Sanctuary
By Niambi Brown Davis

Lily Lomax thinks nothing can touch her in her country hideaway lavender farm—her sanctuary. Till one sizzling, lusty night-out-of-time she meets rugged, best-selling author, Tony Marchand. And from that moment on there is no sanctuary—especially for Lily’s heart.

Sweet Island Temptation
By Sammie Ward

When Chyna Daniels gets dumped by the man she loves, her girlfriend whisks her away to Jamaica to mend her broken heart. Soon, on a Montego Bay beach, she meets Nelson Portis with a body that makes her vibrate just by looking at him. Chyna tries to fight her attraction to the handsome Jamaican, but he won’t be deterred by her cold shoulder. And Chyna finds herself fighting a losing battle against his charms…

Man on the Run
By Gail Hamilton

Lydia Marshall is determined to collect the last sample dosages of an experimental drug that is in the hands of test subject, nerdish Damone Reid. The drug—a love potion developed to make losers in love find a mate—is being recalled due to side effects. But the tall, shy, computer programmer has developed his own ideas on improving his love life. And they include running off with the flabbergasted Lydia!

Never Say No to Love
By Dominque LeSane

When a forty-something bored divorcee decides to have a night out with her BFF she had no intention of hooking up with anyone—especially some gorgeous tall, dark and sexy dancer who is years younger than herself. She certainly has no inkling that a brief, erotic interlude will change her life forever…

Mountain Love
By Tinisha Johnson

Dahlia Ray, a hard-working paralegal disenchanted with life and love, just wants to enjoy a much needed getaway at a mountain cabin in Colorado. No muss. No fuss. No men. She doesn’t count on one hunky Denver Bronco football player introducing her to a weekend of lust and fun. And when the liaison promises more, she panics…


Niambi Brown Davis is an avid reader, writer, fact junkie, hobbyist photographer, a lover of travel and the tropics. She was born in Philadelphia, PA, and raised on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She and her family lived for many years in Washington, DC and for three and a half years, made the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago their home. In addition to Sanctuary, Niambi’s works include From Dusk to Dawn, her first full-length novel, Love’s Redemption, a romance graphic novel, and the novella Sabor a Mi. She has researched and written African-American history radio scripts for SI Communications. Niambi has written for Travel and Enjoy Magazine, Travel Lady Magazine, The Queen Anne’s County Record Observer and for Dorchester Publication’s women’s magazines. She was also a contributing columnist to MyRomanceStory.com. Aside from travel and writing, Niambi is an avid reader of historical fiction, and deeply involved in tracing the history of both branches of her family tree. Her day job is running the business of Sand and Silk, Niambi’s own line of handcrafted bath and body products. 

Sammie Ward is a fiction and nonfiction writer, who has written over fifty short stories and health articles in her literary career. She has written for Black Romance, Black Confessions, Black Secrets, Bronze Thrills, Jive, True Black Experience, and True Confessions Magazine. She's the author of the novels, In The Name of Love, Love To Behold, 7 Days, It's In The Rhythm (Genesis Press), and Lace & Honor. She is currently working on several novels including the sequel to 7 Days titled, Quarter To Midnight. She's also the CEO/Founder of Lady Leo Publishing. She loves to hear from fans. Drop her an email at: .


Gail Hamilton loves writing romance novels full of adventure and the kind of struggle for love that warms your heart. She has also taught English, written advertising and camped across the Sahara Desert to Timbuktu and back.

After a long taste of Toronto city life, she is back on the family farm in rural Ontario, Canada, where she revels in the lively country life and watches the flocks of wild birds crowding her beaver pond while she hatches new plots for delightful reading to come. Her two Siamese cats, Rum and Raisin, are always ready to comment critically when asked.

A prolific writer, Gail has published numerous romance novels with Harlequin Books and Arrow Publications.


Dominique LeSane loves all things romance. An avid reader of romance stories since she was a teen, Dominique loves writing about love, relationships, and is always hopeful for a happy ending. The author of several novellas, including When Love Calls and romantic shorts such as Never Say No To Love, Dominique loves to keep her writing sexy and promises to keep her readers wanting more. 



Tinisha Johnson is a freelance writer and screenwriter. She resides in Denver, CO with her family. She's written various novels, e-books, articles, and self-help publications.


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Blog Tour: Sonar the Surge by @BrandyTruly #review



New Adult, Dark Sci-fi, Romance & Space Opera
Date Published: 4/23/2016


Eclipsed by darkness, the Romelands must face the ultimate quest. If they are forced toward the umbra peak, they will be completely obscured.

     Symone struggles with her most challenging battles … the conflict within herself. Losing loved ones steals part of her soul. Despair has created a gaping hole where her heart should be. Symone doesn’t even recognize herself. She has to determine if this is the person she’s turned into, or if it is who she has always been. 

     Nile is an attractive aristocrat whose charm and arrogance drives Symone insane. Beyond Symone’s control, Nile is spun into her life. But she’s not sure if she can have a relationship with him or where that could lead her. Embracing love could make her whole again, but it may also destroy her. Symone must travel through the opaque light in order to find where her destiny lies.

     Symone’s family, Shiray and Syira, continue to fight in the feuds of their galaxy. Together they have to find the balance between compassion and sacrifice. Kadanans are being held captive, and they hold the fate of their world in their hands. They have only begun to understand the consequences of the devastating realities of war. 

     The enemy of my enemy is my friend, is the philosophy the Romelands now abide by. With chaos and turmoil at every corner, they may forget what is worth fighting for. The surge for power has erupted. Only the strongest race will be left standing

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A superb final installment in which the author manages to bring characters full circle. A lot of angst and emotions and a ton of Action fill this novel. A great addition to the series! 


     

B Truly has wanted to be an author since she was fifteen years old and is grateful to have accomplished this dream. She has very vivid dreams and a wild imagination. She likes to read, watch tons of TV shows, and movies. She is addicted to romance and gets a thrill out of action and suspense. She writes New Adult, Fantasy, Sci-fi, and Paranormal-Romance.
     In the Sonar series, B Truly said, “It was fun to explore different elements of Sci-fi romance and create various realms of powers for my characters. I want to show my readers that Sci-fi can be fun, but also traumatic. I hope you guys enjoy the Sonar Series.”
     B Truly has three wonderful children and a husband who defines the person she is today. She works full-time as an Ultrasound technologist in Sugarland, Texas.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Blog Tour: The Seventeenth Pocket by Hargus Montgomery #review



Young Adult / Sci-Fi / Fantasy
Date Published: April 2011


The Kerious Pye series recounts the adventures of an ancient Order of worldly Explorers travelling to the universe of matter.  
The Seventeenth Pocket follows Explorer, Arden McGivven, on an expedition that could destroy the barrier between energy and matter.  When the old voyager encounters gravely ill, fourteen-year-old Megan Carlson, he breaks his oath and reveals the Order’s secrets.  Arden’s stories confound doctors, and open a mystery that crosses from this life to the next.  Only Megan can solve the mystery and save the man who helped her.


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This was a thrill ride and quite a fun read. I liked that from the very beginning we understood what the "world" was looking for and what would happen once they got it. 

Arden as a main character really drew me in. I liked that he couldn't lie and that he was so squeaky clean but that he breaks an oath to help Megan. 


This is told from multiple points of view which can get a little confusing, but in the end it is great to get each characters unique perspective. 





Hargus Montgomery is the author of The Last Relicuin, and The Seventeenth Pocket, part of the Kerious Pye series.

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Blog Tour: So Far Away by @karenmbryson #review



Romantic Comedy
Date Published: April 9, 2016


After being at the center of a sex scandal that made national headlines a former nanny tries to rebuild her life by becoming a personal assistant to a reclusive writer. 




What happens after your 15-minutes of fame are over? 

Find out in SO FAR AWAY, a romantic comedy novella by USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Dakota Madison. 

Maddie Malone is the nanny who made national headlines. She’s the temptress who broke up the marriage of two of Hollywood’s most beloved movie stars. She’s the girl everyone in America loves to hate. 

Now two months after the Nannygate sex scandal Maddie is desperate to rebuild her life. 
She accepts a position as a personal assistant to the reclusive writer, Jackson Drake. He’s fired every one of the assistants his manager has sent him within the first few days of employment, but Maddie is determined to do whatever is takes to make her new job work. 

Maddie is able to follow every one of Jackson’s eccentric rules to the letter. That is until Emerson Drake shows up for Spring Break. He’s Jackson’s son from an affair he had with Bahamian creative writing student when he taught at UCLA. He’s the son who Jackson has somehow managed to keep hidden from his fans for all these years. 

Maddie finds Emerson incredibly attractive…and Jackson has forbidden Maddie to date him. 

WARNING: This book contains foul language, insta-love and a little bit of hanky-panky. Buyer beware.



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This was such a fun and witty quick read. I really enjoyed the premise and the fact that Maddie fell from her status and found something she never imagined with Emerson. I loved the "forbidden" romance aspect of the novel as well. It made it all so much more exciting to read about.

I enjoyed the connection between the main characters and even Jackson in his difficult self. All of the characters were very well developed and fun to read about. 

A fast read that is very fulfilling! 


USA TODAY Bestselling author Dakota Madison is known for writing new adult, love in midlife, and contemporary romance with a little spice and lots of heart. Dakota is a winner of the prestigious RONE Award for Excellence in the Indie and Small Publishing Industry. When she's not at her computer creating spicy stories Dakota likes to spend time with her husband and their bloodhounds. Dakota also writes under the pen names SAVANNAH YOUNG, SIERRA AVALON and REN MONTERREY.

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Blog Tour: Upon the Tide by @RyanJoSummers with a #review




Romantic Suspense
Date Published: May 18, 2016


Tossed together by happenstance, fleeing for their lives and finding love under the Caribbean sun as paradise turns deadly.
New York fashion designed, Piper Kincaid, just wanted to have a pleasant visit with her cousin down in Florida. That was before she and handsome beach bum, Kade Wyatt, become the targets of a gang of robbers and killers. Fleeing for their lives, aboard Kade’s big boat, they experience risk, surprises, mystery and romance during the Great Caribbean Boat Chase. However, the biggest surprises are waiting for them back at port.





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Talk about an unexpected run-in and trip in general. Piper is a New York girl and I really enjoyed the opposites attract dynamic that she and Kade had. I felt that their romance was believable and unfolded in a way in which it didn't seem force.


Then there was the Suspense and Mystery. I enjoyed guessing right along with the characters and being surprised along the way. It added an additional element to the Romance.



Ryan Jo Summers is a North Carolina writer who likes to pen romances with a twist. Love stories blended as inspirational, with paranormal, suspense or time travel--or several at once. She also writes non-fiction for regional periodicals. Her dad is a songwriter and his aunt wrote poetry, so Ryan came by the writing gene honestly.
Her hobbies include poetry, bird watching, houseplants and gardening, gathering with friends, hiking in the forest, painting canvas and ceramics, and working wiggly word find puzzles, mah johngg or chess. She lives in a 1920 cottage with a menagerie of pets. She often daydreams of the shore and frequently uses water as settings and several animals in her stories.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Blog Tour: Gone Wild by @karenmbryson #review



Romantic Comedy
Date Published: May 15, 2016


Go BACK TO BOOKMAN with USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Dakota Madison's new #LoveinMidlife #ComingofMiddleAge romantic comedy series.

Tenured English professor Bly Daniels believes the short walk from her campus office to the university library is too much exposure to the harsh elements of the outdoors. She would prefer to spend her days (and nights) comfortably seated indoors reading classic literature.

When Bly is arrested for reading one of the great books while driving home, a judge sentences her to thirty days of community service with The Wild Way, a therapeutic wilderness program for troubled teens.

There she meets Turner Wild, the owner and operate of the wilderness program. Turner is everything Bly despises: rugged, unrefined and outdoorsy. For Bly a trip to hell sounds more desirable than spending an entire month with Turner and his band of hooligans as they traverse the woods of rural northwest New Jersey communing with nature.

Bly certainly never expects to form a bond with the troubled teens she's been assigned to mentor and forge an unlikely relationship with their fearless leader, Turner Wild.


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Dakota Madison has a great ability for description. She really makes the reader understand the ins and outs of Bly by giving such in depth descriptions. 

I enjoyed the chemistry between the characters and the great addition of WIT. I found myself laughing out loud many times through this read. 


USA TODAY Bestselling author Dakota Madison is known for writing new adult, love in midlife, and contemporary romance with a little spice and lots of heart. Dakota is a winner of the prestigious RONE Award for Excellence in the Indie and Small Publishing Industry. When she's not at her computer creating spicy stories Dakota likes to spend time with her husband and their bloodhounds. Dakota also writes under the pen names SAVANNAH YOUNG, SIERRA AVALON and REN MONTERREY.

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Friday, June 3, 2016

Blog Tour: Daughter of the Sun by @zoekalowriter #review



Young Adult Fantasy
Date Published: May 2016

Sixteen-year-old Trinity was born during a solar eclipse and left at the doorsteps of a convent along with a torn piece of papyrus covered with ancient symbols. Raised by nuns in the English countryside, she leads a quiet life until she’s whisked away to the Island of Cats and a grandmother she never knew.
But before they can get to know each other, her grandmother dies. All that Trinity has left is a mysterious eye-shaped ring. And a thousand grieving cats. As Trinity tries to solve the enigma of the torn papyrus, she discovers a world of bloody sacrifices and evil curses, and a prophecy that points to her and her new feline abilities.
Unwilling to believe that any of the Egyptian gods could still be alive, Trinity turns to eighteen-year-old Seth and is instantly pulled into a vortex of sensations that forces her to confront her true self—and a horrifying destiny.

Review

This novel has a lot to offer. It doesn't stick to one genre, and instead it spans multiple genres. There is a lot to love about it.  The Fantasy element was very well done and I liked the descriptive way Zoe Kalo set everything out!

As far as the characters and plot as a whole I felt like they werevery solid and led to a very effortless read. 





About the Author 



A certified bookworm, Zoe Kalo has always been obsessed with books and reading. Reading led to writing—compulsively. No surprise that at 16, she wrote her first novel, which her classmates read and passed around secretly. The pleasure of writing and sharing her fantasy worlds has stayed with her, so now she wants to pass her stories to you with no secrecy—but with lots of mystery…

A daughter of adventurous expats, she’s had the good fortune of living on 3 continents, learning 4 languages, and experiencing a multicultural life. Currently, she’s working on a Master’s degree in Comparative Literature, which she balances between writing, taking care of her clowder of cats, and searching for the perfect bottle of pinot noir.
Connect with Zoe Kalo on the web: www.ZoeKalo.com / Facebook / Twitter

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Release: BIG by @emmerollins with a #excerpt #giveaway




Erotic Romance, New Adult, Military, Romantic Suspense

Date Published: June 3, 2016

Publisher: Fido Publishing

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He’s big. He’s bad. And he only wants one thing. 
Revenge.
Ric Ryker spent years being called “Big Dick.” 
Ridiculed for his weight, shunned by all the pretty girls, snubbed by all the cool guys. 
But after a secret journey of transformation, he’s back—ready to take over leadership from his father at Ryker Arms—with an impressive new physique and a plan to prove them all wrong.
Especially her.
The one woman who hurt him the most. 
Annalesa—smart, sassy, stunning.
And his stepsister. 
The girl he could never have. 
The girl who wouldn’t look twice at him anyway—especially in front of her stuck-up friends. 
Now he’s going to make her want him. 
Show her just what she was missing. 
And hurt her, just like she hurt him. 
He’s got the weapon and he’s taken aim—but he didn’t count on his own heart getting caught in the crossfire.


EXCERPT

“Leesa, I’m still not so sure this is a good idea…” Ric looked down at her, a frown turning the corners of his perfect mouth down just slightly. “I don’t know what to think.”
“Please trust me.” She kissed his chest, rubbing her cheek there, her voice almost a whisper. “I should have tried harder. I should have told you how I felt. I should have been brave then, I know.” 
“Oh Leesa.” His lips brushed the top of her head. 
“But I wasn’t brave then. And I’m sorry, Ric. I’m so sorry. I’ve been sorry every single day we’ve been apart, every minute that you were out of my reach.” 
“Oh Christ.” He sighed. 
“But you have to understand something.” She lifted her face and met his eyes, squaring her shoulders. “There are only so many times I can explain, only so many ways I can apologize. I know what happened… it made you feel awful, and I’m sorry you were hurt. But Ric—I never did any of it on purpose. I never, ever set out to hurt you.” 
“I know.”
She felt weightless as he lifted her onto the ledge of the booth, feeling the warmth of his palms through the thin cotton of her top as he kept his hands around her waist.
“So you forgive me?” She knew the question was in her eyes as she put her arms around his neck. 
“If we do this…” His thumbs stroked her belly, on either side of her navel, a delicious distraction. “I need to trust you. Completely.” 
“Okay.” She nodded, her heart soaring at the possibility. She wouldn’t have admitted it to her closest friend or even confessed it to a priest on her death bed before this moment, but this, with Ric, was what she wanted, what she’d always wanted. 
“We’ll have to keep it secret.” His thumbs brushed beneath her top, stroking her bare skin. He looked over his shoulder, checking they were alone. “At least, for a while.”
“Yeah.” She winced, not relishing the thought of telling their parents.
“Leesa, I really need to trust you.” His grip tightened, his fingers digging into her sides so hard it almost hurt. He was so strong! “I imagine our relationship’s going to be tested. A lot.” 
“I know.” She nodded vigorously, agreeing, the word ‘relationship’ from his mouth secretly thrilling her. “Ric, I promise, I—”
“I mean it. This isn’t a joke. Don’t make promises you can’t keep.” His harsh words jarred her senses but he didn’t let her go. His hands were under her shirt now, fully on her skin, his big palms spreading heat through her whole body. “Because, I may ask you to prove it, Leesa.”
“I will,” she breathed, straightening her spine so she could get her lips closer to his. “I swear, I’ll do whatever I have to, to prove my feelings for you, this time.”
“Good.” He gave her a slow, weary smile, and then he kissed her, his mouth soft and open, not demanding anymore. 
“What now?” she breathed as they parted. If he’d wanted to take her right then, right there, she would have done whatever he asked. 
“We take it slow.” He rested his forehead against hers. “And keep us a secret.”
“Us.” She smiled at that. 
“You up for more target practice?” He smiled, too, glancing down at her gun as he took a step back. 
“I’ll probably miss the target entirely.” She grinned, sliding off the ledge and putting her hands to her flushed cheeks. “But it’s probably a good idea for me to cool down a little before we leave.” 
Ric helped her relax into her stance and, with the weight of their conflict gone, she went on to make six bullseyes out of ten shots on the next two targets, and the remaining shots clustered close around the center. 
“Damn, girl.” Ric clapped. “I’m impressed. Remind me not to give you any reason to shoot at me.” 
“You’re the last person I’d want to shoot at.” She smiled and emptied the last cartridges out of the magazine, handing them back to him, along with the gun. “At least, most of the time.” 
“Except when I’m being a dick?” He snorted and she laughed as he led them back to the armory to check in their weapons. 





About the Author


Emme Rollins is a NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of New Adult/Mature Young Adult fiction. She’s been writing since she could hold a crayon and still chews her pen caps to a mangled plastic mess. She did not, however, eat paste as a kid. 
She has two degrees, a bachelor’s and a master’s, one of which she’s still paying for, but neither of which she uses out in the “real world,” because when she isn’t writing, she spends her time growing an organic garden to feed her husband and children (and far too many rabbits and deer!) where they live on twenty gorgeous forested acres in rural Michigan.
She loves tending her beehives, keeping up with her daily yoga practice and going for long walks in the woods with her boxer dog, who loves chasing squirrels almost as much as Emme loves writing!
Emme loves hearing from fans, so feel free to use the contact page on her site (emmerollins.com) to connect with her.

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