Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Selena's Thoughts: Cuspian by DC Hall

5 Stars

Twins, Kendal and Kennedi Myles are the envy of their peers with: a second string spot on the varsity football team, smartass but loyal teammates, miniature pores, and a killer spray tan. They had big plans for sophomore year, until their mother is slaughtered during a botched robbery.

Forced to move with their estranged father, Kendal becomes fixated with finding their mother’s killer, while Kennedi tries to settle into life with their dad. After discovering a trail of unsettling clues, the pair begin to believe their mother’s death was part of a conspiracy. As the teens’ investigation digs deeper into their mom’s enigmatic past, a mysterious agency stumbles upon them, and the twosome learns they are Cuspians—individuals gifted with supernatural abilities. Kendal and Kennedi are soon faced with the challenge of staying concealed from the shadowy organization hell-bent on enslaving powerful Cuspians, while trying to solve a murder.

Family secrets, bloody breadcrumbs, and deadly obsessions guide the twins through tough decisions and awful mistakes. Desperate for their lives to return to normal, the pair found normal is not written in the stars for either one of them.

Cuspian (Cuspian Series)

Monday, July 29, 2013

Selena's Thoughts: Out of Breath by Rebecca Donovan

5+ Stars

Emma leaves Weslyn and everyone in it behind to attend Stanford University, just as she always intended. A shell of her former self, she is not the same girl. She is broken, and the only way that she’ll be whole again is through forgiveness. Emma must find a way to forgive herself and recognize her own worth before she can receive the love she deserves. This final installment will have readers holding their breath until the very last page.


Selena's Thoughts: This series is one I started sometime ago. I actually feel as though I have waited a century for this book. The second book of this series left me holding my breath. 

Emma has been through so much in her life. The death of her father having been a pivitol point for her, everything around her seemed to come crashing down. She was left, at a young age, with her Uncle and the woman who ripped every bit of childhood away from Emma. At a time in her life when she should have been comforted she was hated, humiliated and abused. The only bright spot in her life was her best friend Sara. She was the saving grace that kept Emma sane. Until Emma meets Evan and she decides to live. She wants to be a normal girl with a normal life. And she wants to love this boy who has captured her heart. Evan soon finds out Emma's biggest secret, it is finally in the open and he and Sara are going to help Emma. Then the unthinkable happens and the first book leaves you gasping for breath. 

Book two brings you to a new chapter in Emma and Evan's releationship. Emma is finally out of the hell she has been living in and is at peace living with Sara/ She is happy, she and Evan are in love and everything is going great. She seems to be finally getting her life back. Until her mother shows up and suddenly Emma's life is turned upside down again. She is torn between the life of happiness that is write at her finger tips and the mother she longs to know. When her mother begins to spiral into binder after binder she also becomes verbally/emotionally abusive. Emma's heart is torn into pieces and Evan is her safe place. When her mother begins to date Johnathan everything changes, suddenly Emma finds someone she can relate to. She can talk to him about things she has never been able to talk to anyone about. But Johnathan is dangerous and her soon begins to show his true colors, and Emma begins to doubt everything. With her mother constantly telling her she is poison and Johnathan making her feel like no one can understand her like he can, Emma runs. She runs from her mother, Johnathan and even Evan. I was devasted and I knew that waiting for the final nook was going to be torture.

When I picked up Out of Breath I knew it was going to be emotional. I knew my heart was going to break a million times and I also knew I would love it. Since page one of this series I have been emotionally tied to these characters and to finally see Emma start to find her way back was spectacular. This book is raw and heartbreaking and absolutely perfection. It leaves you talking out loud to the pages the whole time you are reading and in the end when only a few pages remain you are once again holding your breath for what will happen next. 

Friday, July 26, 2013

Selena's Thoughts: Wait For You by J. Lynn

5 Stars

Some things are worth waiting for . . .

Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at that fateful Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. What she never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she's building for herself.

Some things are worth experiencing . . .

Cameron Hamilton is six feet, three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, com-plete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make Avery want things she believed had been irrevocably stolen from her. Getting involved with him is dangerous. Yet ignoring the simmering tension that sparks between them—and brings out a side of her she never knew existed—is impossible.

Some things shouldn't be kept quiet . . .

But when Avery starts receiving threatening e-mails and phone calls, she's forced to face a past she wants to keep buried and acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. If the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface with one less scar? And will Cam be there to help her?

And some things are worth fighting for . . .


Selena's thoughts: I have been keeping an eye out of the feedback for this book for sometime. I had been so bogged down with my TBR that I had not yet been able to purchase and read. Cue NA Crush Tourney (naalley.com) ..... I kept seeing all these book guys that I haven't met yet going up against the ones who I LOVE and I thought to myself -- "Ok, if they are even remotely on the same level, I HAVE TO READ!!" So when Cam vs Kellan came up, I immediately bought Wait for You. 

Let's just say that even at 4 am I was so taken in by this book that I would not put it down. I am currently medicating with caffeine whilst writing this review *yawn*. I loved this book from beginning to end. Whether she is writing as J. Lynn or Jennifer L. Armentrout this woman can write her ass off. She has such a way of creating a story that is both captivating and fun. 

When Avery runs into the brick wall known as Cameron Hamilton I knew I was going to fall hard for this guy. Cam was a hottie from word one and then he smiled .... DIMPLE .... I was done for. Cam is the cocky boy next door (literally) and Avery is the girl that shoots him down every single time. Their friendship is fun and easy, like they were born to be a part of each other's lives. The only thing standing in the way of them becoming more, is the fact that Avery is dealing with an inner turmoil. But she isn't the only one. Both believe their secrets will be their downfall. They just have to trust one another enough to see how strong their relationship really is.

I highly recommend this book

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Selena's Thoughts: Hyde by Lauren Stewart

4 Stars

To survive, they must embrace what they most despise . . . in themselves and each other.

Mitch Turner is everything women want most in a man charismatic, successful, drop-dead gorgeous. Except he’s not a man—he’s a monster.

The only way Mitch can protect others from his monstrous side is to stop them from getting too close…that and a 7x7 foot cage. Isolated by his genetic curse, he spends his life hurting people emotionally, driving them away before Hyde can harm them physically. But, after a night of the best sex Mitch has ever had, he realizes that might be impossible. Except the woman he was with claims she doesn’t remember any of it.

Eden Colfax is everything men want most, men other than Mitch, that is. She’s kind, honest to a fault and sickeningly sweet. To rid herself of the monsters that haunted her broken childhood, Eden doesn’t lie, doesn’t curse, and definitely never wakes up naked in strangers’ beds…until the day she does.

Then the flashbacks start—places she’s never been, people she’s never met, blood she’s never spilled. She discovers she’s split into two parts—the woman she thought she knew and another who is capable of anything. And the only person with any answers is the one man she never wants to see again.

What neither of them know is that someone is watching them both, manipulating them, determined to see just how evil the two of them really are. And when the truth begins to seep through the cracks, leaving them nowhere to turn but each other, they will be forced into a partnership neither had expected.

Because in life, who you trust is as important as who you are. And when you can’t even trust yourself, sometimes the only person you can rely on is the last person on Earth you should be falling for.

*** An Urban Fantasy novel intended for adults only, as it includes lots of cursing, descriptive sex, biting sarcasm, and themes similar to those in Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, from which this story was inspired.

Hyde, an Urban Fantasy (Hyde Book I)

Monday, July 22, 2013

Selena's Thoughts: Who has the Heart by Tania Edddingsaas

Who Has the Heart? features three separate but intertwined romantic tales. Rob Walker, a college athlete, Bridgett LeMond, a reclusive author, and Duncan Adams, a British actor, share in their own words their personal stories of romance.

Rob Walker - 

My plan was to avoid women and lay low my senior year. I just wanted to focus on winning a basketball tournament, graduating, and getting drafted into the NBA. But as the saying goes, as soon as you stop trying to meet someone, you’ll meet someone, because out of the blue I met Beth LeMond. It’s weird, but ever since, my life is looking like the complex story-line in The Tale Trilogy novels and it’s killing me! All I need now is patience, as I wait to see how my ‘Tale of Romance’ will end.

Bridgett LeMond - 

I secretly made a fortune writing The Tale Trilogy under a pen name. But even with all my success, I find myself struggling with insecurities. I finally managed to leave my old boyfriend and get a place of my own, because I don’t mind living alone. However, now it seems my new good-looking neighbor has taken an interest in me. Yeah right! I don’t believe it for a second! Why would a hot professional quarterback be interested in me? I know for a fact relationships in real life can never live up to the romantic story found in my novel.

Duncan Adams - 

I was a completely unknown actor when I was discovered in a tiny theatre in London and offered the lead role in the Hollywood blockbuster series entitled, The Tale Trilogy. Once I moved to Los Angeles and filming began, I've become a huge star, and now my life is absolute madness! For instance, after the break-up with my beautiful co-star, my Director had the gall to arrange these ghastly public appearances for me. Why isn't it obvious to the Tale fans that this is all a publicity stunt? What a load of rubbish! Thank goodness my new personal assistant isn't a complete nutter. She has introduced me to a talented musical composer and as a result I have found my true passion in life. Now I have to find the faith to follow my heart.

When the three come together on the live television morning program, The Lucinda Michaels Show, secrets are revealed and second chances are offered in the surprising conclusion that will leave readers wondering: Who Has the Heart?

Who Has the Heart?

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Selena's Thoughts: Beneath This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas

5+ Stars


The Manor, the very place where their passionate love affair began, fills with guests on what should be the happiest day of Ava and Jesse's lives. She has accepted that she'll never tame the fierceness in Jesse-and she doesn't want to. Their love is profound, their connection powerful, but just when she thinks that she's finally gotten beneath his guarded exterior, more questions arise, leading Ava to believe that Jesse Ward may not be the man she thinks he is. He knows too well how to take her to a place beyond ecstasy . . . but will he also drive her to the brink of despair? It's time for this man to confess.

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Friday, July 12, 2013

Selena's Thoughts: Obsession by Jennifer L Armentrout

5 Stars

He's arrogant, domineering, and... To. Die. For.
Hunter is a ruthless killer. And the Department of Defense has him firmly in their grasp, which usually doesn’t chafe too badly because he gets to kill bad guys. Most of the time he enjoys his job. That is, until he’s saddled with something he’s never had to do before: protect a human from his mortal enemy.
Serena Cross didn’t believe her best friend when she claimed to have seen the son of a powerful senator turn into something...unnatural. Who would? But then she witnesses her friend’s murder at the hands of what can only be an alien, thrusting her into a world that will kill to protect their secret.
Hunter stirs Serena’s temper and her lust despite their differences. Soon he’s doing the unthinkable breaking the rules he’s lived by, going against the government to keep Serena safe. But are the aliens and the government the biggest threats to Serena’s life...or is it Hunter?

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Selena's Thoughts: Bullet by Jade C. Jamison

4 Stars

An Epic Rock Star Novel

What if you discover the man you want is toxic?

She tasted a little bit of heaven with him, and now they’ve gone through hell and back, but can their relationship take anymore?

Valerie Quinn is a na├»ve college freshman when she meets on-the-rise rock star Ethan Richards. He’s an idealistic, handsome, reckless young man, but he’s captured her heart. She doesn’t give up on him and eventually his walls crumble down. By the time Valerie has given herself to him completely, she discovers he’s damaged and may be beyond help. Can she save Ethan and their relationship before he implodes, or will he self-destruct and take her with him?

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Promo: Cassie Scot ParaNormal Detective by Christine Amsden

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I would like to thank Fiction Addiction book tours for inviting me to participate in the promo tour for Cassie Scot. Be sure to check out the author's character interview and the link to the first 2.5 chapters. Best wishes to the author on her book release.
  -- Selena 

   Print Length: 260 pages
Publisher: Twilight Times Books 

Print ISBN: 978-1-60619-275-7

eBook ISBN: 978-1-60619-274-0

Publication Date: May 15, 2013

Cassie Scot is the ungifted daughter of powerful sorcerers, born between worlds but belonging to neither. At 21, all she wants is to find a place for herself, but earning a living as a private investigator in the shadow of her family's reputation isn't easy. When she is pulled into a paranormal investigation, and tempted by a powerful and handsome sorcerer, she will have to decide where she truly belongs.

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About the Author

Christine Amsden has been writing science fiction and fantasy for as long as she can remember. She loves to write and it is her dream that others will be inspired by this love and by her stories. Speculative fiction is fun, magical, and imaginative but great speculative fiction is about real people defining themselves through extraordinary situations. Christine writes primarily about people and it is in this way that she strives to make science fiction and fantasy meaningful for everyone.

At the age of 16, Christine was diagnosed with Stargardt’s Disease, a condition that effects the retina and causes a loss of central vision. She is now legally blind, but has not let this slow her down or get in the way of her dreams. (You can learn more here.)

In addition to writing, Christine teaches workshops on writing at Savvy Authors. She also does some freelance editing work.

Christine currently lives in the Kansas City area with her husband, Austin, who has been her biggest fan and the key to her success. They have two beautiful children, Drake and Celeste.

Website http://christineamsden.com/wordpress/
Twitter @ChristineAmsden
Email: christine.amsden@yahoo.com

Check out Christine's interview with Evan Blackstone

My name is Christine Amsden, author of the new urban fantasy novel Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective. This first volume in a (completed) four-part series introduces us to Cassie, the ungifted daughter of powerful sorcerers. Amidst mystery, romance, and family feuds, this "new adult" series shows us that there are many types of strength, and many ways to be a hero.

With me today is a more traditional hero from the novel. It is my great pleasure to welcome Evan Blackwood, a young sorcerer with a great deal of talent and potential. Plus, he's really good looking, even if I did create him myself! :) 
The 21-year-old Evan hails from Eagle Rock, MO, where the existence of magic is accepted, if not exactly understood. Evan, like most sorcerers in the area, is tight-lipped when it comes to what he can do and how powerful he is, but he graciously agreed to talk to me as long as I don't try to pry into his family secrets.

Christine: Evan, thank you for being here. I understand you've known our heroine, Cassie, for a long time. How did you two meet?

Evan: Cassie and I met in the first grade. I had never been to school or spent much time around other kids, and I made a fool of myself. She helped me out. Took me on as a project, you could say. That's sort of her style.

Christine: Did you know at the time that your fathers were enemies?

Evan: No. I was six, and I don't think I was that aware of what my father did unless it had something to do with me. He told me later in the year, but by then it was way too late.

Christine: So you and Cassie have remained friends this whole time?

Evan: Sort of. Things got a little awkward after I accidentally sent  Paul Ellerson to the hospital. She never said so, but I think she was a little afraid of me after that. She was hardly alone. She got over it, but between that and some rumors that started flying around about me, we weren't quite as close in high school as we were before.

Christine: Are you talking about the rumors that you cast love spells?

Evan: (Glares) Yes. Those rumors.

Christine: Sorry. Sore spot. I assume they weren't true?

Evan: Do you have any other question?

Christine: Where have you been for the past three years? After high school, you kind of fell off the map.

Evan: Magical apprenticeship. Henry Wolf took me on.

Christine: Henry Wolf? Isn't he a little crazy? Lives in a cabin in the woods with no running water or electricity?

Evan: He's brilliant. He just thinks modern gizmos interfere with magic.

Christine: Is that true?

Evan: The first thing I'm going to do when I finish my apprenticeship is buy a cell phone. Then watch movies, starting with the Star Wars trilogy. The original trilogy, not the prequels.

Christine: Why do you like Star Wars so much?

Evan: It's a great fantasy. Good on one side. Evil on the other. I wish the real world was so easy to figure out.

Christine: Is there anything in particular you're trying to figure out?

Evan: Lost of things. But mostly, I worry because of the way my father and Cassie's father hate one another. They both think they're right and the other is wrong. I suppose I should side with my family and I do, but I wish I didn't have to pick a side at all.

Christine: Because you're in love with Cassie?

Evan: I didn't say that.

Christine: No, of course not. So, what are your future plans? After you watch Star Wars, that is?

Evan: I want to do some good in the world. I've got a few ideas, but nothing concrete yet. There are a few things I need to work out first.

Christine: And those few things are...?

Evan: Private.

Christine: I see. And I will leave you to that privacy, but first I have one last question. Is there any advice you would be willing to give us about how to deal with sorcerers?

Evan: Don't.

Christine: What if we can't avoid it?

Evan: (Pauses) Ivy. Plant some ivy to protect your home. And don't leave any blood lying around.

Christine: Those sound like good tips. Thank you for sharing your secrets.

Evan: They aren't secrets. You can learn some basic magical self-protection on the Internet. Although there's a lot of crazy stuff, too.

Christine: Any way to know the difference?

Evan: For the average person? Not really. But the average person probably isn't going to be in danger. It's far worse if you have a tiny bit of talent you don't know what to do with.

Christine: That sounds like something we should talk about when the next book comes out. I hope we'll see you back then.

Evan: Wait. What happens in the next book?

Christine: Don't worry about it. You've got to survive the first book first.

Evan: My grandmother is a seer, you know.

Christine: I know. I created her, too. But there are so many possible futures, I don't know how much she'll be able to help you. I did rewrite the series several times, after all.

Evan: (Glares again) I got to go. Master Wolf is calling me.

Christine: Well then, you'd better go. Thank you so much for being here with me today.

Evan: You aren't going to hurt Cassie, are you?

Christine: Henry Wolf is calling you.

Evan: All right, but for the record, we're not done.

Christine: Absolutely not.

CLICK HERE to  read the first 2.5 chapters of Cassie Scot ParaNormal Detective

Monday, July 8, 2013

Selena's Thoughts: Real by Katy Evans

5 Stars

Book #1 of The Real, Raw & Ripped Series

A fallen boxer.
A woman with a broken dream.
A competition…

He even makes me forget my name. One night was all it took, and I forgot everything and anything except the sexy fighter in the ring who sets my mind ablaze and my body on fire with wanting…

Remington Tate is the strongest, most confusing man I’ve ever met in my life.

He’s the star of the dangerous underground fighting circuit, and I’m drawn to him as I’ve never been drawn to anything in my life. I forget who I am, what I want, with just one look from him. When he’s near, I need to remind myself that I am strong–but he is stronger. And now it’s my job to keep his body working like a perfect machine, his taut muscles primed and ready to break the bones of his next opponents . . .

But the one he’s most threatening to, now, is me.

I want him. I want him without fear. Without reservations.

If only I knew for sure what it is that he wants from me?

Mature New Adult/Adult Contemporary Romance - recommended for ages 18 and up

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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Blog tour: Lick by Kylie Scott, Review, Author Posting and Giveaway


5 Stars

Waking up in Vegas was never meant to be like this.

Evelyn Thomas's plans for celebrating her twenty-first birthday in Las Vegas were big. Huge. But she sure as hell never meant to wake up on the bathroom floor with a hangover to rival the black plague, a very attractive half-naked tattooed man, and a diamond on her finger large enough to scare King Kong. Now if she could just remember how it all happened.

One thing is for certain, being married to rock and roll's favourite son is sure to be a wild ride

Selena's Thoughts; Ok, so you all know I love Kylie Scott right? And you all know that her books Flesh and Skin are two of my most favorite books ever, right? Well, this book has pretty much sealed my love for her into a full on girly crush.... not like that get your heads outta the gutter!!! I am talking the kind of crush a girl gets on an author after she creates the most yummtastic man ever, yep THAT kind.  

I knew before I started reading this book I was gonna love it (please refer to aforementioned love fest). Kylie has a way of sucking her readers into the story and making them wish it would never end. I loved this book from page one. 

Evelyn wakes up on the bathroom floor feeling like death and right in front of her is the most beautiful man she has ever seen and she has NO CLUE who he is..... SURPRISE!!! David Ferris stands before her the picture of perfection and every woman's fantasy. And again she has NO CLUE who he is. But she is soon going to find out that not EVERYTHING that happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

Taking this journey of getting to know you was truly rocking. I can't wait til book two in this series and I keeping my fingers crossed that it is about who I how it is *ohpleaseohpleaseohplease*

Want an excerpt?? Of course you do!!!!

He angled his head and kissed me, his lips firm and so good. My eyes closed and my mouth opened. The taste of him took me over. The mint of his toothpaste and the slide of his tongue against mine. All of it was past perfect. He lay me back against the stairs. The new bruise at the back of my head throbbed in protest when I bumped it yet again. I flinched but didn’t stop. David cupped the back of my skull, guarding against further injury.
The weight of his body held me in place, not that I was trying to escape. The edge of the steps pressed into my back and I could care less. I’d have happily lain there for hours with him above me, the warm scent of his skin making me high. His hips held my legs wide open. If not for my jeans and his towel things would get interesting fast. God, I hated cotton just then. 
We didn’t once break the kiss. My legs wrapped around his waist and my hands curved around his shoulders. Nothing had ever felt this good. The ache in me for him increased and caught fire, spreading right through me. My legs tightened around him, muscles burning. I couldn’t get close enough. Talk about frustrating. His mouth moved over my jaw and down my neck, lighting me up from inside. He bit and licked, finding sensitive spots below my ear and in the crook of my neck. Places I hadn’t known I had. The man had magic. He knew things I didn’t. Where he’d learned his tricks didn’t matter. Not right then.
“Up,” he said in a rough voice. Slowly he stood, one hand beneath my ass and the other still protecting my skull.
“David.” I scrambled to tighten my hold on his back.
“Hey.” He drew back just enough to look into my eyes. His pupils were huge, almost swallowing the sky-blue iris whole. “I am not going to drop you. That’s never going to happen.”
I took a deep breath. “Okay.”
“You trust me?”

“Good.” His hand slid down my back. “Now put your arms around my neck

About the Author:

    Kylie is a long time fan of erotic love stories and B-grade horror films. She demands a happy ending and if blood and carnage occur along the way then all the better. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and one delightful husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.



Author Posting -- 12 Fun Facts About Kylie Scott

For these fun facts about me, I thought I would take the opportunity to set the record straight. The thing is, LICK is entirely based upon my real life experiences. Let me now prove this...

1. I once dated a guitarist. Okay, it was only for about five minutes. But he was really hot and he had a tattoo and everything.

2. I play guitar. I’ll have you know I do a rockin’ rendition of “Closer to Fine” by the Indigo Girls. Only rarely do I forget half the lyrics and what chord comes next.

3. I’ve experienced the stifling loneliness and the weight of expectation that comes with having a fan. This one time at a romance reader’s convention, a woman knew who I was and was quite excited to meet me.

4. I have experience with stalking. It has yet to be legally proven that I then stalked said female fan insisting she never read anyone else but me.

You’re not buying any of this, are you? Fair enough. Let’s try again... some fun facts about me.

5. I’ve always been obsessed with books and music. Eskimo Joe, Ani Di Franco, and Kings of Leon are some of my fave music artists. Recently, “Reapers Property” by Joanna Wylde, and “Sweet Dreams” by Kristen Ashley most recently in the books department. Because guys that ride motorcycles are hot. RAWR.

6. My favourite colour is blue. Basically everything I own is blue. This makes shopping and getting dressed pretty damn easy.

7. Vodka.

8. I love tattoos and am currently working on a half-sleeve. 

9. I’ve been a secretary, bartender, nanny, housekeeper, shop-assistant, and a florist. Being a writer is the best job by far.

10. Whenever my husband busts me looking at male models I get to tell him it is for “research”. (Note: I’m not saying he believes me.) This is why being a romance writer rocks.

11. People that read and write romance are some of the best damn people in the whole wide world. This is another reason why being a romance writer rocks.

12. Clowns scare me. It’s probably a Stephen King thing. I dunno. But seriously, they look freaky, right? Tell me I’m not alone with this.

Thank you Kylie for stopping by the blog today and even bigger thanks for continuing to WOW me with your stories!!!

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Kylie is offering an eCopy of Lick to one lucky person. All you need to do is hop over to her Facebook LIKE it and then leave a comment here (or under the posting on facebook) letting me know you did :-) I will select a random winner from the comments. Winner will be announced July 17th!!  Good Luck Everyone and as always.....

Happy Reading!! :-)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Ashley's Thoughts: Soldier Boy (Tales of Pandora) by KD Mclean

3 Stars

When ‘That Guy’, comes along, it doesn’t mean you’re ready. When ‘That Guy’ comes along, he can scramble your mind. NANCY BARTON, M.D. is 39. She’s single, and… used to it. Training to become a doctor didn’t allow for entanglements. She deferred. Which became reserve. Which hardened after her one relationship dwindled to its end. Now they call her ‘Ice Queen’. Which is a laugh. ‘Doctor Ice Queen’ relishes intense passion. She is known as ‘Mistress Nancy’, a respected Dominatrix at the adult club PANDORA’S. Her two lives never touch, though. Both lives are kept private. It’s not perfect. What is, anyway? She rarely longs for the what will never be’s- the picket fence, the star struck love… hell, she’s too old for kids anyway. It’s fine.
So what do you do when ‘That Guy’ walks into your life? ‘That Guy’, that TERRY CARPENTER. That war vet. Mind scrambling cute, dammit. With his own cravings and qualities that fit into yours like the solution to a jigsaw puzzle. Starry eyed over you despite your efforts to keep him at arm’s length. What the hell do you do when such a man walks into your life? And drops to his knees?

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Ashley's Thoughts; Soldier Boy is a protracted tale of love trying to find its way. Nancy, who never mixes business and pleasure, gets her world turned upside down by a wayward soldier. Terry is lost in his PTSD when he finally finds somewhere to fit in. When they meet, it's love at first sight. With hiccups along the way, they have to figure out how to love. Book two in the Pandora series will have you entwined.  

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Selena's Thoughts: Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover

5+ Stars

In the follow-up to Colleen Hoover’s #1 New York Times bestseller Hopeless, the charming and irresistible Dean Holder tells the passionate story that has melted thousands of hearts.

In Hopeless, Sky left no secret unearthed, no feeling unshared, and no memory forgotten, but Holder’s past remained a mystery.

Still haunted by the little girl he let walk away, Holder has spent his entire life searching for her in an attempt to finally rid himself of the crushing guilt he has felt for years. But he could not have anticipated that the moment they reconnect, even greater remorse would overwhelm him…

Sometimes in life, if we wish to move forward, we must first dig deep into our past and make amends. In Losing Hope, bestselling author Colleen Hoover reveals what was going on inside Holder’s head during all those hopeless moments—and whether he can gain the peace he desperately needs.

Release Date July 8, 2013
Losing Hope: A Novel

ZERO BABY!!!! Happy Release Day This Man Confessed

I want to wish Jodi Ellen Malpas a very happy release day for This Man Confessed. I have had a blast counting it down and I hope you have all had a good laugh at some of my obsessive behavior. Now if you will all excuse me I am going to read Jesse and then slip into a deep depression over this being the final book in the This Man series.

Thank you Jodi for bringing Jesse and Ava into our world and I look forward to seeing what is in store for you in the future. And remember 'It's not technically stalking if it is on Facebook'

*Be sure to check out Jodi's website for the beginning of CHAPTER ONE from This man Confessed!!!!*

Monday, July 1, 2013

Countdown to This Man Confessed ... 1 DAY

One... one.... one.... one.... I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE!!!!!!!!!

OK guys just like last week I am going to sharing the playlist, but this time it is for book 2 Beneath This Man. ,posted on Jodi Ellen Malpas' website. Also there is a link on her site that will take you to her Facebook page. Be sure to go like her page and show her some love.

Also, here is my Spotify thingy :-)


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Blog Tour: Stubborn Love - Review plus Excerpt

Madison Says Blog Tour

Release Date: June 22, 2013

5 Stars

Even a broken heart has trouble resisting a Stubborn Love. Emmie Hayes loved the beautiful Ashton Stirling deeply; nobody could deny that. She had given him her youth, and all he gave in return was misery and pain. She was ready for a new beginning, but Ashton wasn’t about to let her go so easily, even if it meant destroying both their lives in the process. Three years later Emmie convinces herself she is ready to leave all of that heartbreak in the past and find a little piece of normal for herself. She heads to New York City to pick up where she left off, determined to finish art school. Emmie is determined to focus on school and not let anything distract her, but life has a way of throwing curveballs. Paige, Emmie’s new roommate, brings Colin Bennett into her life. His smoldering eyes and lean muscular body are difficult for any girl to ignore. Only thing is, Emmie isn’t any girl. Her past makes her resistant to his charms. Colin isn’t one to give up easily, and just when he thinks he may have found a way to her stubborn heart, her tragic history may have found a way to tear them apart.


Ashley's Thoughts; Ok, first of all, WOW! From the prologue to the last sentence of the last chapter, Stubborn Love is wonderful! Now don't take my lack of vocabulary as a draw back. My wonderful is everything you want to do find in a good book and more. It's a fabulous portrayal of how "love" can go horribly wrong, and how someone can find true love after everything that can go wrong actually does. Author, Wendy Owens, tells this tale so eloquently, it seems real. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book! 

“Are you all right?” he asked, staring at me as if he were inspecting me for damages.
“Umm—“ Really? Umm, is all you can come up with? I internally scolded myself.
Instead of delivering an intelligent line, I stared blankly. The man was gorgeous in a rugged and mischievous way. His eyes were dark, his stubble just beginning to show, his jawline wide and strong, a dimple on one cheek. He kept his chestnut hair trimmed tight on the sides, but the top slightly messed. I’m not sure what came over me in that moment, but I lifted a single hand and fell forward, using his firm chest to catch myself.
What was I doing? I had now succumbed to groping a complete stranger.
“You seem lightheaded, come sit,” he followed up, taking my arm and leading me to a nearby stone column, the perfect height for sitting.
Yeah, lightheaded! I thought. I decided I’d run with that. “I’m so sorry, I don’t know what’s wrong with me—“
“Stryker,” the man said, as if spewing some sort of cryptic code at me.
“Pardon me?” I asked.
“My name … it’s Stryker. William Stryker, but all my friends call me Stryker.”
I’m not sure what possessed me to say the next thing that came out of my mouth. I blame Paige. Somehow, in a short amount of time she had managed to corrupt me. “Well, since we’re strangers what should I call you?” In my mind I kept thinking Mr. Sexy Pants seemed appropriate.
“What?” he asked, a puzzled look on his face.
I couldn’t even deliver the line correctly. “I just meant—since I don’t know you, we’re not friends, and therefore I can’t call you Stryker, what should I call you instead?”
Yup, I had actually managed to make it worse.
“Well, how about you call me Stryker, too?”
“Sounds good,” I replied, giving up on being clever.
“What’s your name?” he asked, handing me my phone.
“Clementine,” I answered, smiling. He didn’t react the way people normally did to my name. I usually got an, ‘Oh, isn’t that unique.’ The best, of course, were the ones who joked, ‘Didn’t your mom love you?’ Instead he just nodded.
“Well, I hope to see you around, Clementine,” he added, turning and walking toward the entrance to the school.

“Thanks,” I called out after him, like a complete dork. What had gotten into me? It was like I had never seen a hot guy before. Apparently all of the guys in New York were hotties, but that was beside the point. I wasn’t interested in men, even if they did make me lose temporary control of my senses. I was there to get my degree and that’s it—nothing else. Certainly nothing that would involve sexy men.

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About the Author

 Wendy Owens was raised in the small college town of Oxford, Ohio. After attending Miami University, Wendy went on to a career in the visual arts.
After several years of creating and selling her own artwork, she gave her first love, writing, a try. Since 2011, she has published a young adult paranormal series, The Guardians, which will contain five books total, as well as a novella. Wendy now happily spends her days writing—her loving dachshund, Piper, curled up at her feet. When she's not writing, she can be found spending time with her tech geek husband and their three amazing kids, exploring the city she loves to call home: Cincinnati, OH. Stubborn Love is her debut New Adult novel. Only In Dreams, the second book in this series, is set to be released December 2013.

For info on Wendy's novels including her YA series, The Guardians, visit: wendyowens.com

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