Saturday, November 2, 2013

Giveaway: Kiss the Tiger

Welcome to the
 Book Blitz & Giveaway for
Kiss the Tiger
By Raquel Lyon 



About Kiss the Tiger


Publication date: September 1st 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult

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Amy’s love life sucks. At college, she thought she’d found the man of her dreams, but then she hadn’t planned on his brother’s sadistic intervention, and after that night, Amy’s life was never the same.
Deciding the only way to forget is to move on, she searches for comfort in the arms of other men, but the satisfaction she craves remains  elusive. No amount of one night stands can replace her lost love.

On a long awaited summer holiday, her sister hopes to change Amy’s luck, planning to find them both plenty of sexy fun on the hot summer nights. Sadly, an unforeseen turn of events threatens to drive a wedge into their sisterly love.

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About the Author- Raquel Lyon


Most of Raquel’s childhood was spent taking long walks in the beautiful English countryside with only her imaginary friends for company. She has lived around Pendle Hill, a magical mysterious place, all her life and has always been interested in the folklore surrounding it. Some of her favourite places have been the inspiration for her books’ settings.


She currently lives near Pendle Hill with her partner, two teenage daughters, and bunny rabbit Florence.

Connect with Raquel Lyon

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

GIVEAWAY: Effie’s Outlaw by Karen Lopp

Book Blast & Giveaway
Effie’s Outlaw
By Karen Lopp

~About Effie's Outlaw~ 


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Boston heiress, Effie Sheridan, takes matters into her own hands when her fortune is being stolen. The last thing she expects is to be kidnapped by a gang of train robbers. Forced to pretend to be an outlaw's lover to stay alive, she questions her sanity when she is drawn to the gruff, yet charming bandit who risks everything to save her.

U.S. Deputy, Alex Marshall is mad enough to spit nails when the beautiful, city-bred girl lands in his arms. Unable to abandon her to the cruelties of the gang, he searches for a way out of the responsibility. But her courage and sweet kisses begin to chip away at the bitterness inside his heart and he must choose between revenge on the gang that slaughtered everyone he loved or redemption for saving a women he can never have. 

 




~About the Author~


Steeped in a rich family history, Karen Lopp has always been drawn to the courageous lives of the women who lived through the hardships of the past and triumphed.

A transplant from Oklahoma where she grew up on a farm just one mile away from where her great-grandparents settled in the land run, Karen now lives in the enchanted land of New Mexico and has a running competition with her dad on who can grow the tallest hollyhocks. Books and tales of ancestors were staples in her life and she fell in love with history. Enthralled with the short stories her grandmother wrote and passed down, she took the plunge (with encouragement from hubby and kids) into the world of writing.  Her inspiration comes from research into her family tree and their interesting lives.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Her Accidental Boyfriend by Robin Bielman

Welcome to
Her Accidental Boyfriend
Review & Giveaway

 
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About Her Accidental Boyfriend


Book 2 in the Secret Wishes Series
By Robin Bielman
 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Entangled Publishing - Bliss
Date of Publication: October 14, 2013
ISBN: 9781622661657
ASIN: B00FCR3IV4
Number of pages: 175
Cover Artist: Jessica Cantor
Available at: AmazonBN  
 
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Faking it with this flirt never felt so real...
Kagan Owens has a secret. One she thought she’d escaped by leaving New York, but when her past follows her to her temporary new life, Kagan lets a teeny lie slip. And now the town’s biggest playboy and flirt, Shane Sullivan, has become her pretend boyfriend—just until she’s ready to return to NYC. But the handsome, fun-loving Shane makes it tough to determine where their friendly agreement begins and ends…
 
Shane has no intention of settling down—in fact, his job depends on it, and nothing’s more important than his work. Still, he can’t help but agree to Kagan’s scheme, if only to find out more about the mysterious beauty. But when every touch from her sets his heart and body on fire, he realizes playing an accidental boyfriend may be more than he bargained for—and more than he can give.

 

My Review of Her Accidental Boyfriend

 Her Accidental Boyfriend is only the second book I have read from Entangled Publishing. Both were Bliss romance novels, and absolutely awesome! I can honestly say that I am now a huge fan of Entangled Publishing and will be signing up for more of their promotional campaigns.
 
Anyways, I'll get back to my review of Her Accidental Boyfriend, now...

Me and this book had a few love-hate moments, which is common for me and most books. As expected, it was a sappy romance so that was 'LOVE MOMENT #1'. The fact that it was similar to the book I just read, Seven Day Fiance by Rachel Harris, was the only real 'HATE DISLIKE MOMENT I had with Her Accidental Boyfriend. While it was it's own unique story, they both had similar theme... A simple, sweet girl makes up a pretend boyfriend to comfort her parents, then has to suddenly find a hot hunk to fill the position when it's time to visit home. I'm not saying that's a bad thing... Not at all!  I thoroughly enjoyed both books and will continue reading the series' and other books by both authors. I was just mere coincidence that I, unfortunately, ended up reading them back to back for different tours. 
 
Aside from the common theme, I really enjoyed reading the book! The characters were realistic, easy to relate to, and with best friends like Charlotte, it makes for a comical read. 
 
Author Robin Bielman does a fabulous job describing characters, scenes and situations in a way that you can relate to, and connect with. From butterflies in your stomach during the sweet scenes, to tearing up in the sad ones, Her Accidental Boyfriend is nothing shy of a great read that is engaging and hard to put down! A clean, well-written contemporary romance that you will eventually want to read again.
 
Also, I think it's worth mentioning that even though I have not read Kissing the Maid of Honor, (the first book in the Secret Wishes Series) I was still able to read Her Accidental Boyfriend as a standalone book and not feel as if I were missing something from the first book in the series. Of course, I will go back and read the first book simply because I enjoyed the second one so much.
 
All and all, if you enjoy a sweet, contemporary romance series, or standalone book, then I suggest that you consider Robin Bielman's Her Accidental Boyfriend!
 
 

About the Author

 Robin Bielman lives in Southern California with her high school sweetheart husband, two sons, and crazy-cute mini Labradoodle, Harry (named after Harry Dresden from Jim Butcher's Dresden Files books). When not attached to her laptop, she can almost always be found with her nose in a book. She also likes to run, hike, and dip her toes in the ocean. Filled with wanderlust, she longs to visit many different places and fulfill her curiosity. She wouldn’t mind indulging her sweet tooth in every location either. She’s a lover of Post-it notes, cable television shows and cafĂ© mochas. Writing is a dream come true, and she still pinches herself to be sure it’s real.
 
Her other novels include  Kissing the Maid of Honor, Worth the Risk, Risky Surrender and Yours At Midnight. She loves to connect with readers. Learn more and sign up for her newsletter on her website.
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COVER REVEAL: Echoes in the Glass, By Cheri Lasota

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ECHOES IN THE GLASS
By Cheri Lasota

Echoes in the Glass by Cheri Lasota

Releasing December 2013

Publisher: Ever-Sea Press

Young Adult Contemporary Romance

About Echoes in the Glass

Finnian bears the scar of an unspeakable crime.

McKenna hides the pain of a terrible betrayal.

When all their secrets are laid bare, will the truth rip them apart or forever silence the echoes of the past?

Seventeen-year-old Finnian Bell has been on the run for years, but he finally has a chance to rebuild his life while restoring an abandoned lighthouse on the Oregon Coast.

McKenna Lucas, the lightkeeper’s daughter, is still reeling from the pain of an event that has shattered her innocence. Fear and bitterness have turned her heart from Finnian, but he is determined not to let her go.

The lighthouse harbors dark secrets of its own…

When Finnian and McKenna uncover the story of two teens hidden in the tower back in 1934, they discover a shocking connection that bridges time and death.

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About the Author 

Cheri Lasota has written poetry and fiction for sixteen years, edited fiction for nine years and recently jumped headlong into design work for enhanced e-books. She has a great love for all things techy, so she finds herself pushing the boundaries of e-book marketing and design at every turn. Her passion for fiction and helping other novelists achieve their goals is without limits.

Her bestselling debut novel, ARTEMIS RISING, is a 2013 Cygnus Awards First Place Winner and a 2012 finalist in the Next Generation Indie Books Awards. Cheri just released her how-to e-book DESIGN AND UPLOAD YOUR EPUB and is currently finishing up her second YA novel, ECHOES IN THE GLASS, set on the Oregon Coast.



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Monday, October 28, 2013

GIVEAWAY: Summerset Abbey by TJ Brown

Welcome to the Book Blast & Giveaway for 
Summerset Abbey
By TJ Brown
Presented by Goddess Fish Promotions

About Summerset Abbey

Reminiscent of Downton Abbey, this first novel in a new series follows two sisters and their maid as they are suddenly separated by the rigid class divisions within a sprawling aristocratic estate and thrust into an uncertain world on the brink of WWI...

Rowena and Victoria, daughters to the second son of the Earl of Summerset, have always treated their governess’s daughter, Prudence, like a sister. But when their father dies and they move in with their uncle’s family in a much more traditional household, Prudence is relegated to the maids’ quarters, much to the girls’ shock and dismay. The impending war offers each girl hope for a more modern future, but the ever-present specter of class expectations makes it difficult for Prudence to maintain a foot in both worlds.

Vividly evoking both time and place and filled with authentic dialogue and richly detailed atmosphere, Summerset Abbey is a charming and timeless historical debut.





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Summerset AbbeyExcerpt

 A lump rose in her throat as she caught sight of the ornate casket, draped with a full spray of lilies, carnations, and palm fronds. The only reason she was here, clutching Rowena’s and Victoria’s hands in hers instead of shrinking into the background with the other servants, was the kindness of the man who lay inside. After Prudence’s father had died, her mother, who had worked at Sir Philip’s estate as a girl, had been sent to attend to Rowena and Victoria’s ailing mother. When his wife died, Sir Philip asked her to stay on to help raise the girls, and Prudence, exactly between his daughters in age, became part of the family. Prudence, who volunteered her time at several different poorhouses in the city, knew exactly what happened to young girls left alone in the world. She would forever be grateful to Sir Philip for not allowing that to happen to her.

She blinked away her tears and occupied herself by looking at the rest of the congregation. Only a few looked familiar. Among them were Rupert Brooke, the high-strung and handsome young poet; Ben Tillett, the iron-jawed union leader; and Roger Fry, the controversial artist responsible for bringing London’s shocked attention to postimpressionism some years prior. These were some of Sir Philip’s friends, a motley collection of artists, intellectuals, and misfits.

Because the Earl had arranged the funeral, most of the people in attendance were his peers, men from the House of Lords and others from the cream of London society.

Sir Philip would have hated it.

The beautiful gold arches and polished marble of St. Bride’s Church gleamed, just as they had the few times the family had attended church. Sir Philip had chosen St. Bride’s because, as he used to say, “Sir Christopher Wren built the kind of church that God might actually enjoy.”

Gradually, Prudence became aware of a young man staring at her from across the aisle. Her eyes darted in his direction, then away. Moments later, unable to help herself, she glanced back to see whether he was still looking at her. He was. She turned slightly and stared fixedly at the bronze candelabra to the left of him, her cheeks burning.

Victoria leaned around her to whisper to Rowena. “Look, Lord Billingsly has noticed our Prudence.”

“I’m right here,” Prudence whispered, and gave both their hands a hard squeeze for emphasis.

She didn’t look his way again.

Once the service started, Prudence sank into a well of grief that threatened to drown her. The waves of it lapped at her from all sides, covered her head, and made sight almost impossible. Inside, her heart broke and a waterfall of sorrow poured from the cracks. On one side, Victoria sobbed quietly, while Rowena’s stiff resolve buoyed her from the other. She clung to their hands as the service passed in a blur of speeches.

They remained that way until it was time to get into the ornate black and gold funeral carriages that would take them back to their home in Mayfair for the reception. Behind the carriages stood a line of motorcars; most of the wealthy guests had long given up their carriages for the convenience and speed of automobiles. The Earl himself had several, and Sir Philip’s sleek Eton-blue Belsize sat idle in the carriage house, but the Earl insisted on traditional horse-drawn carriages.

“Miss Tate will ride in the staff carriage.” The Earl’s voice brooked no opposition and his square jaw firmed. Prudence knew that look. Rowena’s pretty face held the same expression when she got all stubborn about something.

Victoria’s eyes widened. “Prudence rides with us.”

“Nonsense. The Duke of Plymouth wishes to join us and there isn’t enough room.”

Prudence placed her hands on Victoria’s shoulders. Tension vibrated through the young girl’s slender body and Prudence’s stomach knotted, sure that Victoria was going to throw a fit, the kind she used to throw when the family still called her baby and she wanted the biggest sweet in the shop. Even at eighteen, Victoria wasn’t above a tantrum or two if she thought the situation warranted it. But her waiflike face suddenly fell and her lower lip trembled.

“It’ll be all right,” Prudence whispered. “I’ll go back with the staff and meet you at home.”


About the Author - TJ Brown

TJ Brown is proud of her two children but coming in a close second is the fact that she parachuted out of a plane and beat the original Legend of Zelda video game. Her young adult historical about Harry Houdini’s illegitimate daughter came out in June from Balzer+Bray. She also writes adult historicals under TJ Brown. She resides with her husband and way too many pets in Portlandia.

Connect with TJ Brown via her Website Twitter.



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