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~ REVIEW: Loyalty and Lies (Chastity Falls Book 1) by L.A. Cotton ~

4 Mar

910quWWYwcL._SL1500_SynopsisEighteen-year-old Savanah Parry just moved three thousand miles across state to escape. The memories…the whispers…the pain.

Chastity Falls Academy is supposed to be her fresh start; her salvation. And when Ana meets mysterious Jackson, she begins to think it is. She hasn’t smiled in almost sixteen months; not since the night her life changed forever, and despite her guilt…her loyalty, Ana can’t deny that Jackson is breathing life back into her. With Jackson by her side, Ana wants to believe she can heal and move on. But she isn’t the only one living a lie, and the small private Academy has secrets of its own. All is not what it seems, and Ana is about to find herself in a tangled web of lies; fighting for survival, again.

Loyalties will be tested, lies will be told. Welcome to Chastity Falls.

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christie review 5 star aAMAZING BOOK!!!! What an emotional rollercoaster…I think I experienced every emotion there is while reading this book: sadness, love, anger, and downright hatred for some of the characters! I just hope I can give this book the praise that it deserves. Once I started reading, I was completely drawn into the small town of Chastity Falls and its dark secrets.

Savannah, affectionately known as Ana, has moved from sunny Florida to the rainy coast of Oregon. Like the sunny, bright Florida coast she once called home, Ana used to be happy, and her life was filled with hope. But, all that changed in a moment, and she was thrown into darkness and uncertainty. So, she finds herself in the small town of Chastity Falls trying to put her life back together. She wants to remain invisible and just move through life, not living it. However, she soon finds that rather difficult as meets people who will soon challenge her to feel again, from her feisty, loveable roommate, Elena, to the sexy football star, Jackson, who has the power to heal her shattered heart or completely destroy it!

So, as I am reading, I am thinking this is going to be a beautiful love story of two people who have lost something precious and will heal each other. It is the beginning of a great romance, but dark evil forces in the form of deadly secrets and twisted individuals threaten to tear Ana and Jackson apart if not killing them. The romance, the sex, the secrets, the intrigue, and the mystery blend together to make a PERFECT story!

I read in Cotton’s acknowledgements that when she came up with the idea for the book that she thought it would be ‘either genius or total rubbish.’ Let me just say, it’s “COMPLETE GENIUS.” So, do yourself a favor and buy a ticket to the secretive little town of Chastity Falls. I guarantee you won’t want to leave until you uncover all of its dark and deadly secrets!

**ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review**

Abou the authorAuthor of NA Contemporary Romance, L. A. Cotton loves writing about those first looks, first kisses, and happily ever afters.

A wearer-of-many-hats, L.A juggles being a full-time mum to two little people with two part-time jobs and college. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find her immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.

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~ Night Shift Anthology Cover Reveal #2: Closet Confession by Kindle Alexander ~

4 Mar

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Title: Closet Confession

Author: Kindle Alexander
Release Date: March 17, 2015
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Dr. Derek Babineaux is intelligent, dedicated, and one of the best ER physicians in the fast-paced world of critical care at Tulane Medical in New Orleans. Always on top of his game, he’s thrown off balance when the newest staff member finally unleashes his hidden desires.

Justin Delacroix’s job at the inner city’s busiest hospital might be just what he needs to ease back into civilian life after a long stint in the military. High-preforming shifts make working as a trauma nurse at TMC the perfect way to utilize his skills and quick reaction times. There’s only one problem, his attraction for one sexy ER doctor is off the charts, but he has his reasons for not returning Dr. Baby’s night shift advances. Or maybe he doesn’t.

Night Shift Anthology releases on March 17, 2015. 6 NEW novellas from Toni Aleo, Kindle Alexander,
Sawyer Bennett, Chelle Bliss, Eden Butler, and Brenda Rothert.
100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Keith Milano Memorial Fund,
PanCan.org, and the Nashville Predators Foundation.
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Best Selling, and newly award winning Author Kindle Alexander is an innovative writer, and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica. It’s always a surprise to see what’s coming next! Happily married with too many children, and dogs, living in the suburbs of Dallas.
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~ Slow Burn by K. Bromberg Blog Tour + Giveaway ~

4 Mar

 slow burn - blog tourslow burn coverSynopsisONE NIGHT. THAT’S ALL IT WAS SUPPOSED  TO BE.

Reeling from the sudden loss of her sister, Haddie Montgomery has sworn off relationships. All she wanted from Beckett Daniels was a sexy distraction to help her escape her pain for just a little while….There weren’t supposed to be any strings attached—so why can’t she shake the memory of that unforgettable night from her thoughts? Or the taste of his kiss from her lips?

No matter how hard Haddie tries to forget about him, Becks relentlessly tries to prove that she should start living for today. But she is determined to avoid romantic commitment, and she can always use her ex-boyfriend’s reappearance to help snuff out the slow burn within her that Becks has sparked….

Or will fate force her to realize that this kind of connection doesn’t come along very often and a chance at love is worth the risk?

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slow burn teaser 2ExcerptHe bites his bottom lip and grimaces. “Fuck!” He growls out to the trees above him and then rolls his shoulders to dissipate some of the stress I see settling there. “Semantics aren’t an excuse. An omission is the same as lying Haddie, but you’re missing the point entirely. It’s not whether it was a lie or not. It’s so damn far from that. It’s you using the sex we’ve had to numb yourself when it should do the exact opposite. It should light your body on fire and burrow so deep under your skin that all you think about is the next time you can have me…because fuck if that’s not what you’ve done to me. So I call your bluff. I’ll keep calling it every fucking day until you admit you want me, that being with me does that to you too…but you won’t will you?” I just remain still, face impassive, body raging with emotion beneath the surface. “You’d rather stand there and tell me you prefer the numb, the void, the nothing, than admit you need me.”

His eyes have their own language as we stare at each other, the power of his words bringing tears to my eyes and knocking the words from my lips. “I was just doing what I thought was best, protecting everyone from more hurt, more everything.” And I hate the numb, I scream silently. I hate it so fucking much that every time we touch you make me feel so alive I realize how dead I’ve felt inside over the past year.

I don’t know why I don’t tell him the rest. Like if I do then I’m just sealing my fate by Murphy’s fucking Law so I keep quiet.

“Really? That’s all you’ve got for me? Next time make sure your eyes and your lips match up City because you’re just adding insult to injury right now. Your refusal to answer is infuriating. Need me Haddie. Use me as your goddamn emotional punching bag or your real one for that matter but fucking need me. I’m not some schmuck who’s going to bolt at the first rough patch and the fact that you still don’t see that is a crock.” He blows out a loud breath, jaw clenched, anger palpable. “I’m so fucking pissed but I’m also so fucking mesmerized by you right now and I don’t know what the hell to do or say. All I know is that protecting someone from the truth is just another way of shutting them out.”

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Abou the authorkristy bromberg

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author K. Bromberg is that reserved woman sitting in the corner who has you all fooled about the wild child inside of her—the one she lets out every time her fingertips touch the computer keyboard.

K. lives in Southern California with her husband and three children. When she needs a break from the daily chaos of her life, you can most likely find her on the treadmill or with Kindle in hand, devouring the pages of a good, saucy book.

On a whim, K. Bromberg decided to try her hand at this writing thing. Her debut novels, Driven, Fueled, and Crashed of The Driven Trilogy were well received and went on to become multi-platform bestsellers as well as landing on the New York Times and USA Today lists. Her other works include a short story, UnRaveled, and a companion piece to The Driven Trilogy titled Raced. She is currently working on three stand alone Driven novels, Slow Burn, Sweet Ache, and Hard Beat. She also plans to release a novel addressing the 10 year gap at the ending of Crashed in late fall 2015

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~ No More Regrets by Tamra Lassiter Book Blitz + Giveaway ~

4 Mar

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No More Regrets
by: Tamra Lassiter
Publication Date: March 4, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Suspense
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Don’t let yesterday’s regrets control your future.

Rocked by her husband’s infidelity and subsequent divorce, Emmy Bennett is doing her best to keep her children’s lives steady and not repeat the mistakes of her past. Selling her jewelry to pay the mortgage seems like a great idea until she finds herself face-to-face with a gun.

Retired Navy SEAL, Ed Jackson, is captivated by Emmy the first moment he sees her. Her nervous mannerisms get his attention, but when he saves Emmy from an attempted robbery, he discovers that maybe he’s pulled to her for reasons other than his curiosity.

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Tamra Lassiter

I live outside Washington, D.C. with my wonderfully supportive husband and two daughters, one of which is approaching her teenage years. Help us all! If that isn’t enough, we have a Great Dane and an English Bulldog to keep us on our toes. It’s crazy around here and I love every minute of it!

Writing is my third career. I didn’t set out to be a writer, it was just meant to be. My Mechanical Engineering degree from Virginia Tech prepared me well for my first career as an Engineer/Program Manager. My second career was in Human Resources. Long story, but I figured it out. I believe the best start for a writing career is to be a reader first and I’ve been an avid reader my whole life. I’ve loved to read ever since I picked up my first Nancy Drew mystery in the fourth grade. Now I love reading just about everything, but I don’t read sad books and I don’t watch sad movies either for that matter, no matter how many awards they’ve won. Life’s too short and who needs all that strife to bring us down?

Many of my words have been penned late into the evening, which explains why I’ve never viewed whatever television show you recommend to me. I would, however, love to hear your recommendations for a great read!

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~ Sweet Sound of Silence by Melanie Dawn Book Blitz + Giveaway ~

4 Mar

 


SWEET SOUND OF SILENCE (So Much It Hurts Three by Melanie Dawn

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Sometimes silence speaks the only truth.
 
Ryder Hawkley swallows his words the way he swallows his guilt. A life-altering tragedy keeps him locked away in a silent prison—a self-imposed punishment for a horrific mistake. His reputation…
 
Freak.
Weirdo.
 
Alexis Honeycutt arrives at college craving one thing—independence. Now, away from home and free from her family’s overprotection, she attends a party with friends that will ultimately change her life. The moment she spots Ryder Hawkley sitting across the room, Alexis is intrigued.
 
Dangerous.
They whisper.
 
The intensity shimmering from Ryder’s haunting eyes beckons her, but Alexis vows to stay away from him. Only, she can’t seem to get Ryder’s unnervingly quiet stare out of her head.
 
Ryder is determined to ignore Alexis’s contagious smile the instant she strolls into the room. Despite his efforts, he is drawn to her and finds himself questioning everything he’d been holding on to for the past two years.
 
Although this book is part of a series, it CAN be read as a standalone. This book is intended for readers 17+ due to some language and mature themes.
 
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Grasping the back of his neck, I pulled him toward me again. Despite his fury, he let himself get tugged into my space. His angry breath was hot on my face. His narrowed eyes bore holes into mine. And yet, there was something else—something indefinable. 
I ran my fingers through the soft hair around his hairline. His breathing began to slow, and the muscles in his neck began losing tension. When his lips parted, I thought he might say something. Instead, he glanced down at my lips then back up again. 
My mouth suddenly felt very dry, so I licked my lips. “To be here like this with you…” I moved closer to him, closing the gap between us. “To see the steps you’re taking for me….I just…I’m sorry…I just can’t help what I’m feeling. About you. For you. With you.” I held my breath for a second, partly thinking he’d fling me off of him and bolt for the door. But he didn’t. 
Instead, he reached up and curled a strand of my hair around his index finger, gently tucking it behind my ear. I watched out of the corner of my eye, anticipating the moment his fingers would graze my skin. When his forefinger brushed against the edge of my ear lobe, I shivered beneath his touch. A flash of heat pulsed through my body, lighting my insides on fire. The hair on the back of my neck stood at attention. Every nerve ending on my skin ached to be touched by his gentle fingers. He must have noticed me quivering because his stormy, brooding eyes flicked toward the delicate skin of my neck, where I could feel my heartbeat pounding in the hollow crevice between my collarbones.
 
The way he looked at me, craving something and yet denying himself the pleasure, made me feel light-headed. Kiss me already, my mind demanded. He looked at me like he could do much more than kiss me. The quickening I felt down below was proof that I’d let him.
 
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Melanie Dawn is a thinker, a dreamer, and a hopeless romantic. She’s an avid reader who recently discovered her love of writing as well. When her head isn’t in the clouds, she spends her time as a a jack of all trades to her family. Melanie resides in the hills of North Carolina with her husband, her three children, and her cat.

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~ How to Knock a Bravebird from her Perch by D. Bryant Simmons Book Blitz + Giveaway ~

4 Mar

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How to Knock a Bravebird from Her Perch
by D. Bryant Simmons
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Publication Date: January 2, 2014
Genres: Fiction

Author D. Bryant Simmons is crowdfunding for the audiobook version of her award winning novel How to Knock a Bravebird from Her Perch. The campaign page will have details about the rewards, some are perfect for book clubs. So grab your girlfriends for a listening session! Support and check out the rewards!

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“I highly recommend this novel to mature readers, especially women. It will inspire them to love and treasure themselves even more. Mothers, wives, and children will be enlightened and will learn valuable lessons from this novel.”Tet Marquees, Book Blogger

Bookshelf Bombshells says buy this novel because “beautifully told stories about women who come off the page as real as you and I deserve to be read and then read again and then passed on for someone else to read.”

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SynopsisIn the wake of her father’s sudden death Pecan marries the up-and-coming boxing sensation Ricky Morrow. When she begins to doubt that desperate decision she finds herself on the receiving end of Ricky’s violent temper. Scared for her life, she hunkers down in this marriage of convenience as the babies and fists keep coming. Will the abuse ever stop? Will Pecan and her girls live happily ever after?

A poignant addition to literary and African American fiction, this award winning novel explores the choices that contemporary women must face and the consequences of domestic abuse. If you love dynamic female leads and succinct yet poetic storytelling, this novel is for you.

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D. Bryant Simmons

D. Bryant Simmons was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She has earned a B.A. in Sociology and M.Ed. in Elementary Education. She is a mother, publisher, and advocate for women’s rights.

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~ Persecution by Elizabeth Montgomery Release Blitz ~

4 Mar

Title: Persecution
Author Name: Elizabeth Montgomery

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They were exiled from their clan. Made to leave the only home they ever knew. They knew the curse would kill them if they didn’t leave. Isaac erased her memories to give her a better life. SHE HAS TO COME BACK. SHE IS THE CHOSEN ONE. Only Cecily can defeat the hunters. Isaac swore his heart to protect her. Julian swore his life to protect her. But in the end will it be Isaac and Julian that needs saving?

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Hi peeps! I’m a proud mom of four crazy kids, author (thats still weird to type), pediatric nurse, wife to an ABSOLUTELY amazing husband and last but definitely not least, a bibliophile. My favorite genre is Paranormal Romance but I will read anything with words.

Writing is something I never thought I would do honestly, but since I started I can’t stop! It’s like a drug haha. The characters are all in my head telling me what to write, I get little say so as to what goes onto the pages. Julian is probably the loudest, but I love him and his wit so its okay. No matter what time of the day or night it is, if I get an idea I break out the laptop and get it out of my head before I forget.

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