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~ Captured by You (Untamed Series # 2) by Amber Hart Blog Tour + Review + Interview + Giveaway ~

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Untamed Series # 2

By: Amber Hart

Releasing May 19, 2015

Loveswept: Flirt

SynopsisIn the passionate, gut-wrenching sequel to Amber Hart’s Until You Find Me, Raven and Jospin must fight for each other in a world where love is never safe—and power is deadly.

Raven, a college girl from Michigan, came to the jungles of Cameroon searching for closure. Falling for Jospin, a handsome, charismatic hunter with dark secrets of his own, was never part of the plan.                                    

But despite their differences, their attraction is addictive, as exhilarating and wild as the rain forest itself—and also as dangerous. For the sake of both their lives, their heated affair must remain a secret.

Raven wants justice for her conservationist father’s death; to help her, Jospin must turn his back on his own father and the only life he has ever known. Together they risk being hunted by a band of ruthless poachers, but they take the chance anyway, working to bring down their enemies between each stolen kiss. But when one slip puts Raven’s life at stake, Jospin knows he must act.

He has captured Raven’s heart—now can he set her free.

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ExcerptI wake to find myself in a room I don’t immediately recognize. I rub sleep from my eyes, stretch with a tired grunt—and I remember clearly.

Chloe finally left me alone yesterday. It took me only a minute to unpack my clothes onto the fixed shelves against the wall. I put my weapons—aside from the ones strapped to my body—in my bag and stuffed the bag under the bed. Tried to find sleep in a place entirely foreign to me, with an uninviting melody of gorilla sounds playing in the background. The door does have a dead bolt. Enough security to feel safe to dream in a place like this. A place where they could hurt me, though they claim to be peaceful.

I’m awake now. Wondering how I managed to sleep at all.

This is how Raven lived.

I now know what it was like for her. The small room and no space and people always milling about. I hear their voices down the hall, mixed with a longer, farther-off sound of apes. Sometimes doors shut with a thud that shakes the walls. Every now and again a laugh penetrates the controlled chaos around me. They laugh here. Like it’s something free.

I didn’t laugh often at home.

I was either at my place, alone, or around the pack, where I had to be on my toes. Or I was with Father, which was never about laughing, always about business. Maybe that’s why he has his house parties, to allow the men to see him in a different light. As the alpha who lets his men have a good time. Plenty of games, alcohol, and women. The best relief.

These are the thoughts I’m left with as I lie in bed alone, wishing Raven were here. Raven made me laugh sometimes. I wonder if we would laugh more if we were both here.

I can’t stand missing her this badly, so I get up and get dressed. I decide to walk. I have no idea where I’m going, but I move, down a hall, through some sort of corridor. I don’t want to head in the direction of the gorillas, where the noise is the loudest, so I take another route. It leads me to a cafeteria. A couple of people are sitting inside. Both Cameroonian. Volunteer workers, probably.

I’m not in the mood to talk to people, so, even though they’ve spotted me, I move on. Some doors are shut, some open. I see another bedroom like mine, then a room with buckets, a few sinks, an island, and long countertops, like a kitchen. I see another room, with a group of chairs —a lounge perhaps.

It’s not here, whatever it is I thought I’d find by walking around.

I make my way back to my room. Once inside, I pace back and forth. Try to process everything. Raven is at the compound and I am here. Our lives have reversed. I glance out the window longingly. The forest is alive with sounds and colors. Stalks of flowers reach for the sky. Branches bloom with leaves, and creatures crawl about—like the worm inching his way along, the butterfly resting on bark, nearly camouflaged if not for the fluttering of its wings, and the ants that march down the tree trunk to the ground.

I grab a few extra rounds of ammo and stuff them in my pockets. Though I’m playing with fire, I decide to head outside. It’s not safe. It’s surely not ideal. But I need a release and I’m not getting it here.

I find the front door and brace myself for the forest. The smell of wood, sap oozing from trees to infuse the air with a sweet fragrance. The sounds.

Chirp, chirp, tweet.


Thump, thawk, shhh.


I smile. I don’t mean to. It’s just that the jungle does this to me. Makes me come alive, makes my blood thrum and my muscles tighten, and I know that I’ll find what I need here. I’m at peace. This is my real home.

I search my line of sight for the highest tree and find it. My boots attach easily to the bark, and I climb to the top. From here, I can see everything. I peer down at what looks like a field of grass and bushes. Reality: It’s the tops of trees. It’s what the ceiling of the forest looks like. This is my vantage point.

From here I smell wind. Not dank earth and wooded forest but clean, refreshing clouds. It’s a special thing. To smell clouds. To be so high that you can touch them. Breathe them in, a little heavy and sort of wet.

I love this feeling. I hold on to it for a few breaths. Let my eyes settle over the expanse of green. From here, only birds can see me. A few, some yards off, are puffing their feathers up and down. Trying to attract a mate. What a place to do it, on a branch so far up and away from it all.

I want to bring Raven here one day, let her see the world from this view. It looks different. It puts things into perspective. I’m so small down there. Up here, I’m king.

Unfortunately, I’m too high up. I won’t see into the forest from here, so I have to work my way down. But first I wanted this. A breath of the freshest air. A calm stealing through my veins so I can think clearly.

I need to get Raven back.

I love her. I miss her.

christie review5 star aI was doing the happy dance when I saw Captured By You was offered on Net Galley. I couldn’t wait to dig in, seeing as I absolutely feel in love with the first book, Until You Find Me, and with Raven and Jospin. The book definitely didn’t disappoint, and I fell more in love with Raven and Jospin. The story picks up literally where the first book ended. This will be a review in which I won’t elaborate on too much. I don’t want to spoil it for those who haven’t read the series yet. The only thing I will say is that there is more danger, and Raven and Jospin have to keep their relationship secret, or both of them won’t survive.

Even though the couple spend time apart from one another out of necessity not by choice, it strengthens them thus making the story stronger. They really mature, and it forces them to become the people they were meant to be. It was incredible seeing the strong, fighting side of Raven, and my heart melted more when a softer side of Jospin is revealed after being groomed his entire life to become a heartless poacher. As in the first book, my real hero is Leachcim, the gorilla. He’s a beautiful, intelligent creature who moved me to tears again as he was able to teach the characters a lot about life. Hart engaged all my senses again as I was reading, and that really helped me feel a part of the story. I could feel the humidity and heat of the jungle. I could hear the sounds and see the beauty. I felt like I was there! She did a great job of conveying the danger and the beauty of the jungle.

If you are looking for a unique book that perfectly mixes adventure, love, heartbreak, and healing, you should really read this series. It’s a book that helps you escape reality for a little while, yet it’s a great lesson on the importance of conservation! But, be forewarned…once you start, you won’t be able to stop! It’s highly addictive!!!!

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

Author InterviewDo you have a playlist while you write? If so, is there any specific genre you tend to listen to more than most?

Hi! Thanks for having me!

I don’t often listen to music while I write. I prefer quiet in order to hear my characters speak, but I do sometimes listen to music before I write for inspiration.

Do you have any favorite snacks/drinks when you’re writing?

Absolutely! I’m not the type of person who pauses my writing to cook big meals, so usually I’ll snack on things like chocolate and fresh fruit. I’m a big fan of coffee and tea too.

Do you have a writing cave? If so, what does it look like?

I have a room of books J Walls of novels, a rickety desk and chair, old typewriters. I love feeling like I’m surrounded by stories.

Who are your must read authors? 

Good question! Mine would be Francine Pascal, Julie Kagawa, Susane Colasanti, Rachel Vincent, Sophie Jordan, and J.K. Rowling.

What do you love most about your fans?

I love hearing that my novels made a difference in their lives, or that my novels opened their eyes to something they’d never considered before.

What/who inspired you to start writing?

My love of writing spawned from a love of reading. If it weren’t for R.L. Stine and Francine Pascal, I never would have fallen in love with books. To them, I owe thanks.

Are any of your characters based on someone you know?

Not directly, no, though I do sometimes “borrow” from my environment—maybe a character trait, a physical attribute, an odd habit—to add a sense of depth to my novels.

How do you (or do you) do research for your characters?

For my contemporary YA romance novels, Before You & After Us, I took a trip to Miami to experience the Cuban culture, and I grew up in the Florida town where the book takes place. I ate Cuban food. I listened to the music. Also, my husband is Latino, so I learned the Spanish language.

For my adult romantic thrillers, Until You Find Me & Captured By You, I researched Africa online, I spoke with people who had visited and lived there, and I interviewed a native Cameroonian, who helped me understand the culture immensely. He even spoke their language (French) to me so I could understand the speech inflections. As for the gorillas and information on conservation and poaching, I have been a long time supporter of the Jane Goodall Institute. They share global understanding of the species. I watched videos of gorillas online, and I visited them in person.

Who is your favorite character from your books?

Jospin’s character was the scariest to pen, and incidentally my favorite. Usually whatever scares me is what I’m most proud of, what I look back at and say, “That was fun.”

Do you have a character, if given the chance, you would push in front of a bus? 

Haha. Maybe Jospin’s father? If I had to pick J

What can we anticipate to see from you in the future?

I’m currently almost finished writing two very different (separate) novels. More to come on that soon!

Thanks for having me!!! I’m often on social media. Meet you there?

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Amber Hart

Amber Hart is the author of Before You and Until You Find Me. She grew up in Orlando, Florida, and Atlanta, Georgia, and now resides on the Florida coastline with her family. When not reading, she can be found writing, daydreaming, or dipping her toes in the sand.

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~ Devil in the Details (Days of New #4) by Meg Collett Release Blitz ~

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Set in the same world as Meg Collett’s bestselling End of Days series comes

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Set in the same world as Meg Collett’s bestselling End of Days series comes the darkly comedic paranormal serial spin-off series, Days of New.

“Clark was human, Nephil, Descendant. He was good and bad. He was the dirty magic of evil angels. He was still the pink-haired kid who had fallen into a cave and found a broken angel. He was a reaper and a savior. A lost boy who just wanted his friends to stop dying.”

Zarachiel is a broken holy angel who just wants to save people. The pain from his torn out wings reminds him everyday just how far the holy angels have fallen from grace. Like it is his burden to bear, he sets out to right their wrongs every day.

Clark wants to save the person he loves most in the world, but she doesn’t want his help or his love. Unlike Zarachiel, who saves everyone he can, Clark can’t seem to save even one person.

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~ LANCE (Roughnecks #3) by Chelsea Camaron Release Blitz + Giveaway ~

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Title: LANCE (Roughnecks, #3)

Author: Chelsea Camaron

Release Date: May 15, 2015

goodreadsSynopsisValue, worth—these are things I don’t have. College degree, great job—none of that matters if you look in the mirror and can’t find anything to love.

Structure, dedication, and determination are the traits that Candace Jones has survived and thrived on. When no one cares at home, it takes her self-drive to push and work her way through college. Life is funny while you’re growing up, and adulthood isn’t any easier than childhood. Little girl dreams are often destroyed before they can even begin.

Lance ‘Rush’ Miller works hard and plays even harder. He lives life from one adrenaline rush to the next, from working as a roughneck to trick riding his street bike. He has it made and knows it.

What happens when firm resolve crashes into wild abandon? Two complete opposites are thrown together when Candace finds herself in need of a quick escape that Lance is all too willing to give her.

 

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Chelsea Camaron was born and raised in Coastal North Carolina. She currently resides in Southern Louisiana with her husband and two children but her heart is always Carolina day dreaming.

Chelsea always wanted to be a writer, but like most of us, let fear of the unknown grab a hold of her dream. She realized that if she was going to tell her daughter to go for her dreams, that it was time to follow her own advice.

Chelsea grew up turning wrenches alongside her father, and from that grew her love for old muscle cars and Harley Davidson motorcycles, which just so happened to inspire the Love and Repair and Hellions Ride series.

When she is not spending her days writing you can find her playing with her kids, attending car shows, going on motorcycle rides on the back of her husband’s Harley, snuggling down with her new favorite book or watching any movie that Vin Diesel might happen to be in.

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~ Forbidden (Fallen Idols #1) by Savannah Rylan Release Blitz + Giveaway ~

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Title: Forbidden (Fallen Idols, #1)

Author: Savannah Rylan

Genre: Erotic Romance

Release Date: May 11, 2015

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SynopsisTrista Monroe is badass. She is the only female member to ever wear the cut of the Fallen Idols Motorcycle Club. She’s nobody’s old lady and she likes it that way.

Blaze Taylor hardly remembers the club, but his old man died trying to protect it. He wants to honor his father, but being a prospect isn’t easy. Especially when the president’s daughter is sexy, feisty and totally off limits.

Forbidden love is the ultimate battle, one that these two Fallen Idols might just die for.

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Excerpt“Stay down, tiger. I’ve found my date.”

No one in the bar moved; they just kept doing their nightly routine. Drinking, smoking¸ and making fucking plans. I was ready to make mine.

I grabbed my purse. “What’s your name, stranger?”

“Blaze, yours?”

“Kelly.” That sounded good for tonight. Trista might tip him off to who I really was. A badass MC member. Blaze, that sounded familiar though. I couldn’t figure out why.

“Well, Kelly, you want a drink? Or should we get out of here?”

I liked how fast he moved.

“Let’s go.” I pulled him by the hand through the front door.

“Where to beautiful?”

I hadn’t thought that far, usually it was the back of some guy’s car. I was only in it for the sex, but with Blaze, I wanted to know more. “My place?”

He looked surprised. “I’ll follow you? I’d like to see you on the back of that bike.”

Of course he would. “Sounds good,” I said swinging a leg over the leather seat. “Try to keep up.”

“I will,” he winked at me.

 

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Savannah Rylan is an erotic romance writer that spends most of her time writing and reading with her cat, Gris. When not penning the next great American novel, (HA), you can find her on the beach with a drink in her hand or at the gym testing out some strange new position. Yoga, obviously. She lives in Southern California with her husband and Gris, the true love of her life.

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Publication Date: July 24, 2015
Genres: Romance, Sci-fi, Young Adult

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SynopsisAfter a devastating world war, our government has manufactured genetically altered humans. These ‘creations’ are designed to manage and enforce law and order amongst the citizens. Creations don’t know fear or pain. Their sole function is to fight the enemy and live to battle again.

Orphans Kylie Alexander and her twin brother, Lukahn were born for this purpose. Dedicating their lives to sharpening their deadly skills and forfeiting the chance of love and freedom. They ready themselves for Separation, the deadly rite of passage where the oldest teens are drafted into the final preparation for war.

When Kylie and Luke are shipped off to separation three months early, questions arise. Who is the real enemy? What is really happening beyond the fractured sanctuary of the training compound?

Humans and creations alike have become lethal foes when a plague of the living dead becomes the number one hazard. Strategies change as the twins discover they may not be the saviors of humankind after all.
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~ Becoming Mrs. Benedict (Becoming Her #3) by K Webster Release Blitz + Giveaway ~

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Becoming Her #3
Publication Date: May 18, 2015
Genres: Historical, Romance

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SynopsisElla Merriweather has watched her sisters grow up and fall madly in love with men that cherish and adore them. She wants to find that kind of love. However, she’s saddled with taking care of their dying father on the farm where she was left behind so easily.

When she went to her older sister’s wedding, she had met a man, Alcott Dumont, and he was intoxicatingly handsome. She was immediately taken by his charms and began to fanaticize about a life with him. Unfortunately, a year later and he has never come to court her like she so desperately dreamed about.

One evening, William Benedict, her sister Elisabeth’s previous fiancé, shows up and is ready to whisk her away. She nearly relinquishes in to settling with a man like William for he is handsome and could take care of her. However, William has other plans for Ella. Plans that involve revenge, her sought after virginity, and a vendetta at having lost his prior fiancée to Lord Thomas.

Will Ella fall in love with William despite the circumstances that have brought them together? Is her destiny to become Mrs. Benedict?

Or will someone, the man she was once charmed, by decide to show up and win her heart over just in time?

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I love my husband of 11 years and sweet kids. My passions include reading, writing, graphic design, and shopping! I absolutely love social media and the power of how it connects people all over the world. You can usually find me easily on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Goodreads!

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~ Dismantled (Girls On Top Series) by Yara Greathouse Release Blitz + Giveaway ~

Title: Dismantled
Series: Girls On Top Series
Author: Yara Greathouse
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: May 18, 2015
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What happens when a stranger takes everything from you in the blink of an eye? When your life goes from perfection to hell and you aren’t sure if you want to climb out of the hole you’re in or dig down deeper?
 
Events from Traxx Maxwell’s past prevent him from getting into serious relationships and he likes it that way. One unexpected day, hell breaks loose. “The Incident” happens. Traxx is forced to watch something that no one should ever see. He starts to fall into a person that no one recognizes. There is darkness moving within him – he is broken inside.
 
While she’s waiting for Traxx to quit his slutty ways and really notice her, Ciara Collins is dating other guys and having fun. One unexpected day “The Incident” takes over Traxx’s life. While he tries to push everyone away, Ciara refuses to retreat. Can she help him put his fractured life back together or will he have to remain this shattered shell, completely dismantled?
 
And just when life seems somewhat bearable, the creepers who have been quietly observing and enjoying Traxx’s suffering, have decided to take everything away from him – once and for all.
 
This is a story about how the unexpected can make someone’s life fall into pieces, and how unconditional love and friendship can help those who are dismantled become whole again.
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I’m still waiting for him to say something…
anything. So many emotions cross his face in a matter of seconds. Happy.
Confused. Sadness. I don’t know what to say. Perhaps I need to say nothing at
all. In the stillness, our eyes do all the silent talking. Our chests move with
heavy breathing and desire pours out through our pores. It’s unmistakable. The
question is what are we going to do about it? The seconds feel like hours while
we weigh each other’s options.
 
Finally, Traxx man-ups the situation, and he slowly
takes a couple of steps until he invades all my senses. So close that I can
feel his body heat, and the clean scent of his cologne becomes a part of the
air I breathe. I look at him, my high heeled shoes giving me a closer look to
his masculine face. His jaw is tense. His eyes intense. It’s a lot more than I
can take. He’s everywhere and nowhere all at once. I want to grab a hold of
him, and I want to turn around and walk away. Too many feelings…too much. I
want it all. With shaky fingers I place a hand on his chest. I’m unsure if I
should push or pull, so I leave it still instead. He is rock solid and soft at
the same time, if that’s even possible. His heat burns my hand, but I won’t
move it. It’s the best burn I’ve ever had.
 
The heat moves through that hand and comes into me
– inside of me, moving throughout my body and filling in my empty heart. One of
his hands comes up to cover the one I have on his chest, and as I turn my head
to look at the Traxx sandwich my hand’s caught in between, his other hand lifts
up, and grabs my hair, moving it behind my shoulder. His hand caresses my
shoulder, then my collarbone, never leaving my skin, until it finally wraps
around the side of my neck and with his thumb, he gently rubs the outline of my
jaw. Back and forth. And again – back and forth. It’s a beautiful feeling. It’s
excruciating. I catch myself looking into his eyes and then my eyes move so I
can stare at his lips.
 
“Ciara, you are breathtakingly beautiful.”
 
I realize I can’t talk and then something similar
to a whimper escapes my lips. I recover quickly by clearing my throat and
whispering, “Thank you.” The time lingers on. I wish I could pull him inside my
place and into my room. Keep him there, allowing myself to be selfish. There
are so many things I want to do to this man that even eternity wouldn’t be
enough time. I also need to try and decipher these feelings I have for him. To
show him someone cares and that he is worth it. His eyes say so much and
nothing at all.
 
Raising my chin with his fingers, Traxx whispers,
“It’s time to go.”
 
“Is it really… time?”
 
“Yes, it is. We may have to finish… this… another
day. Don’t you think?”
 
“Agreed. We really have to work on…this.”
 
He kisses the top of my hand and steps away from
me, back into the receiving hall, waiting for me to lock the door. I turn
around and he smiles and extends his hand towards me. I hold on to it and
follow him to the truck. The thought occurs to me that I would follow this man
anywhere he needed me.

 

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Yara Greathouse likes to write contemporary romance dashed with elements of suspense. She grew up in Dominican Republic, moved to the Unites States at the age of 17 and served in the US Army. Always an animated storyteller, she finally gave into her friends’ requests for her to write. Her first series, “Girls On Top” is about strong female lead characters and the sexy alpha males who love them. 
 
She currently resides in Texas, but calls Georgia her “home” state. She lives with her husband, has two boys, a dog (Hank) and a cat (Mollie) who acts like a spoiled child. Her days are dedicated to a job she loves as a Business Analyst, and during her free time she writes, takes care of her family, and indulges on her love of reading, cooking and travel. She loves to hear from readers, bloggers and other authors. You can find her at:
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