Saturday, February 2, 2013

Rebecca's Lost Journals Volume 2: The Contract GIVEAWAY

Book Tour and GIVEAWAY!

 At the end of the tour 23 lucky winners will be chosen to receive an awesome prize pack! 
Don't forget to enter below!

Rebecca's Lost Journals Volume 2: The Contract

  From Lisa Renee Jones, author of the sexy Inside Out erotic romance trilogy, comes the first installment of entries from Rebecca’s lost journals—brand-new diary excerpts and secrets not found in If I Were You, Being Me, and Revealing Us.

  In the second sultry e-short of excerpts from Rebecca’s Lost Journals, Rebecca is faced with a contract to be a submissive that she doesn't want to sign—and her would-be Master has unusual methods of convincing her…

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Excerpt from The Contract

  His watching me made me wetter, hotter, more needy. Pleasure overtook me, lowering my lashes, and I let it, ripples of sensation weakening my knees, and I orgasmed with amazing speed. When I finally opened my eyes again, he was
standing in front of me.

  “You’re meant for this, Rebecca, and you looked exquisite, coming like that.” He slid a finger between my legs and then sucked it into his mouth.“And now I’ll have you on my lips the rest of the day.”

The Contract Prize Pack GIVEAWAY

Meet Lisa Renee Jones

  Bestselling author Lisa Renée Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT TRILOGY which will debut internationally across many countries in 2013. Booklist says that Jones’ suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann. Alpha, military, and paranormal romance readers will want Jones’ entire series. (About the Zodius Series — Storm that is Sterling)

  In 2003, award winning author Lisa Renée Jones sold her Austin, Texas based multi-state staffing agency and has since published over thirty novels and novellas across several genres. Her staffing agency LRJ Staffing was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

  Her debuts with Blaze and Nocturne hit Bookscan’s Top 100 list and her Blaze Hot Zone trilogy made a showing on the list in 2011 also.

Connect with Lisa Renee Jones

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Friday, February 1, 2013

Book Tour: Bad Apple by Barbara Morgenroth

Welcome to the Bad Apple Book Tour! 

Bad Apple by Barbara Morgenroth

“You tell and next time you won’t even
be able to crawl away.”

  Neal Marchal lived with this threat for the next eight years. When she finds her neighbor murdered, she knows who did it. The why is the secret the family has been keeping forever. The reminder to never reveal the secret is her limp.

  She rebuilt her life and now Neal has everything to live for—music, performing and a growing affection for the young man who pulled her to safety.

  Then Joe comes home. Neal knows Joe’s going to finish what he started 8 years ago because she told. But this time Neal vows the outcome will be different.

Genre: Mature YA
Publisher: DashingBooks


Word Count: 39,000

Cover Artist: Photo by Aleshyn Andrei.
Cover design by Barbara Morgenroth

BUY Bad Apple by Barbara Morgenroth

Meet Barbara Morgenroth

About the Author

Barbara was born in New York City and but now lives somewhere else. By now, she thinks
of herself as a country girl and knows more about gardening and animals than how to ride the subway.

Starting her career by writing tweens and YA books, (and did the cover photography for her first two books published by Atheneum so continuing to do the covers to her ebooks is predictable), she was actually aiming at the small screen. Television seemed like the perfect place for her even if she had no clue how to get there. Life is funny and often presents opportunities. Advice--Grab Them! Through a neighbor, Barbara wound up getting an introduction to a lower honcho at ABC and an audition to write for them. Her hopes were more than dashed, they were disintegrated, evaporated, demolished when ABC couldn't find a place for Barbara on General Hospital. (No Luke and Laura in her future!) To ease the crushing disappointment, Barbara wrote “In Real Life I'm Just Kate” about a 17 year old girl who becomes a star on a soap opera. That became an open sesame moment and shortly thereafter Barbara became the last headwriter for NBC's daytime serial, The Doctors, where she was ordered by the network to kill Alec Baldwin, shooting him not once but twice. With two different guns. From different directions.

Ah, good times.

You can read the book that started Barbara’s television career as the Kindle YA ebook, “Just Kate”, now with a substantial tweak because living life made her smarter.

You can also read about some could-be-hers-could-be-rumors experiences gleaned during Barbara’s stint in daytime television in the Kindle romantic comedy, In Under My Head. Barbara is a recipient of a Writers Guild of America Best Writing Award for her work on One
Life To Live.

Whether you're looking for a Mature YA or a romantic comedy, Barbara has a book for you!

Connect With Author Barbara Morgenroth

Follow the Rest of the Bad Apple Tour

Follow Barbara Morgenroth as she tours 
the book blogging globe with her new book Bad Apple. 
Below is a schedule of upcoming tour stops featuring guest posts, reviews, interviews and more!

February 1 Promo

February 4 Guest blog

February 8 Guest blog

February 9 Guest blog

February 26 Guest post

March 2 Promo

March 5 review

March 7 review

March 11 Promo

March 13 Guest blog

March 18- interview and review

March 19 Character Interview

March 21 Promo

March 22 review

March 26 Promo

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Review: Unglued Devotional by Lysa TerKeurst

Unglued Devotional: 60 Days to Imperfect Progress 

by Lysa TerKeurst

 The Unglued Devotional: 60 Days of Imperfect Progress,  is a 60 day devotional book written by Lysa TerKeurst to accompany her original book, Unglued. This quick, 60 day devotional was written to help Christians learn to cope with their emotions and become what God really wants us to be.

 In the Unglued Devotional, Lysa TerKeurst starts each day with a scripture followed by a 'Thought for the Day' to reflect on. Next, is a short passage about the obstacles Lysa faced, how she overcame them, and how you can, too. After the Lysa's passage, the daily devotion is ended with a prayer for the day. 
Regardless of what stirs inside you and sets you off, Lysa  TerKeurst can show you how to change your ways, cope with stress, and control your reactions when things don't go as planned. This amazing little devotional can help you learn to how to control your anger and emotional outburst during stressful events that occur in real, everyday life.

Stephanie's Review of the Unglued Devotional

   Before finding the Unglued Devotional on BookSneeze, I  had never heard of Unglued or Lysa TerKeurst. The fact that it was a devotional about managing your emotions made me want to give it a try. Trust me, I am the first one to admit that I can fly off the handle. Okay, maybe fly is an understatement- ROCKET is probably more like it. 

  I received my review copy in the mail last week and quickly began to flip through it. I was excited to see that the daily passages where short and simple and wouldn't require 30 minutes to read. Obviously something I could do in the morning before work, on a quick break at work, or anywhere else that I had 5 minutes to sit, read and reflect. 

  Though Lysa keeps each devotional short, it's packed full of obstacles we all face in our daily lives, how she handled them, and how we should all handle them in order to stay sane, and strengthen our relationship with God. 

  Lysa does a great job of keeping you engaged and writing as if she is sitting next to you drinking a cup of coffee, iced green tea- That's right, she said in the very beginning she prefers iced green tea. Her devotions are written in a tone so that you can connect and relate, with a subtle -I'm a friend here to listen and encourage - approach. 

If you are quick to fly off the handle or looking for a great little devotional then I would highly recommend Unglued Devotional. After reading the devotional, I am now seeking the original book, Unglued. 

Where to Buy the Unglued Devotional

Unglued Devotional: 60 Days to Imperfect Progress
is available for paperback and ebook at:

FTC DisclosureI received a copy of Unglued Devotional: 60 Days to Imperfect Progress from in exchange for my review. The review listed above is of my own opinion and have not been asked nor compensated to provide a good review. Stephanie {Stephanie's Book Shelf} is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, Barnes & Noble Affiliate Program and Kobo Affiliate. These types are affiliate advertising programs are designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to, and 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Celebration Giveaway! Beyond Words Book Tours


Enter to Win a 
$25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card at

 With the launch of my sister-site, Beyond Words Book Tours and Publicity Services, I have decided to host a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card. I thought I would share it here, on Stephanie's Book Shelf, so that all my followers and fans here can also take part in the giveaway!

 Want to enter? Mosey on over to Beyond Words Book Tours scroll down the main page and enter to win!

 Want to increase your followers and fans, connect with new authors and publishers, and get free books to review? Consider becoming a Beyond Words Tour Host. It's a great opportunity to promote your blog while  networking with authors and publishers to promote some really awesome books! We will have several new features added over the next week including a forum for authors and bloggers to connect.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Mailbox Monday #4

This weeks Mailbox Monday was the biggest by far! This week I received 7 new books to review, a CD that goes with Stories In the Key of Read, and two signed book plates from Sylvain Reynard for Gabriel's Inferno and Gabriel's Rapture. :) 

Needless to say, Mrs. Mail Lady was very good to me this week. So good- that I went ahead and bought a bigger mailbox so that she wouldn't have to get out of her car every day to drop off my deliveries... Now, if I can just get hubby to put it up for me! 

So let's see what Mrs. Mail Lady Brought... Shall We?

Unglued Devotional by Lysa TerKeurst

Stories In the Key of Read by Ryan Pak

Birthright- Bestowed Erika M. Szabo

Don't Judge a Book By It's Magic by Kate Policani

Tell-All by Nell Carson

Etched... Upon My Heart by Jill Kelly

The Gingerbread House by Nell Carson

So... What did YOU get in your mailbox this last week? Please share your wonderful new books with us in a comment below.

Breathless Press Blurb Blitz & GIVEAWAY!

Welcome to the 
Breathless Press Blurb Blitz

Here you will find 5 awesome romance books by Breathless Press and chance to win a $20 Breathless Press Gift Card!

About Breathless Press

  Breathless Press is an e-book publisher specializing in Romance and Erotic(a) stories.
Our mission statement is simple: To provide the opportunity for readers to connect with romance authors through the purchasing of quality e-books at a low price.

  Starting in the summer of 2009, Breathless Press came into existence. Since then, we have
been producing top end romance and erotic stories for valued readers to enjoy.

 Our Goal?

  Breathless Press is an electronic publisher of paranormal, erotic, and mainstream romance, releasing one to three e-books a week in a variety of downloadable formats. It is Breathless Press' mission to provide readers with quality romance books in electronic formats and to raise the standard in e-publishing.

Deck Mac Hall

by Raven McAllan

  For ten years Mac had trained to understand the sort of Dom he is. Now he must explain himself to Holly and hope it's what she wants.

  Holly has lusted after Mac for years, so when he suddenly announces this Christmas is the right time, she is determined to see it through.

  Mac is a man of extreme tastes, and he's not all sure that Holly can be the sub he needs. He
has prepared for this time for years.

  Will all this preparation bear fruit, or is little Holly going to run away screaming? There's only oneway to find out. 

Read excerpt.

Christmas Is Cancelled 

by Aurelia B. Rowl

  Could Tilly's day get any worse? Even Christmas had been cancelled! Will Dean succumb to temptation as he endeavors to make Christmas better for both of them?

  Matilda 'Tilly' Carter didn't think her day could get any worse, but even Christmas had just been cancelled.

  The one girl Dean Watson has sworn never to have—never even expected to see again—just flared back into his life and into his home—his sanctuary—like she belonged there. Christmas would certainly be more bearable with Tilly around though...

  As the chinks in Dean's armor appear, Tilly seizes the chance to win her knight once and for all. She's not about to take no for answer—not this time—but Dean must resist, even as his heart rebels and temptation threatens to undermine his resolve.

  Win or lose? Love or honor? Which will Dean choose? Assuming he gets a choice...

Read excerpt.

Baby, You're Cold Inside 

by Ivy Bateman

  Lily Sinclair isn't in the Christmas spirit.

  Successful, sexy and headstrong; being nice is too overrated when being naughty is so much more fun. However, there are those who believe that her cool interior stands in her way of true happiness. On the night when something a little bit colder than Lily takes her on a journey to her past, she goes along for the ride, but...

  Will her guide show her just what it will take to melt her icy soul?

Read excerpt.

A Christmas Match Made In Heaven 

by Brianna Lorin

  A Christmas Match Made in Heaven is a tale that unites two lonely souls while reuniting two departed ones just in time for the holidays.

  On the day after Thanksgiving, Carroll Moore is presented with three items that once belonged to her beloved, now deceased Aunt Maggie — a woman's ring, a diamond pendent, and a man's college ring. The accompanying letter reveals the items' history, and while the woman's ring and diamond pendant are Carroll's to keep, she is asked to return the man's college ring to a very special young man. What follows is a romantic tale that unites two lonely souls while reuniting two departed ones just in time for the holidays.

Read excerpt.

The Captain's Christmas 

by Leona Bushman

  While on a rescue mission, Faraway must save her ship from pirates before they destroy her Christmas.

  Captain Faraway Hastings sets off on what she thinks is a regular rescue mission, even if it did have the bad timing to be on Christmas. Disparate reports from the medical officer and captain of the downed ship cause her to look more closely at the situation.

  Ethan Roarke, lieutenant commander and chief medical officer, is frustrated with the time it's taking for help to come. When he learns that his captain has neglected to inform their rescuers of the dire straits his people are in, he's angry and concerned. But worse, his loyalties are now torn between his captain who lied and the one trying to save them.

  When Fara and Ethan meet, the attraction is immediate and strong despite the circumstances. Can Fara and Ethan discover the pirates hidden amongst them before they kill everyone on the ship? Or are they doomed to miss out on their chance of a Merry Christmas?

Read excerpt.


Breathless Press is giving away a $20 Breathless Press Gift Card to one lucky commenter during the tour. Tour enter, simply leave a comment below.

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