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Forbidden Rose by Vivian Winslow Release Blitz, Review & Giveaway

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Forbidden Rose by Vivian Winslow

Series: Wildflowers, #2

Publication Date: February 29, 2016
Genre: New-adult contemporary romance – *Can be read as a STANDALONE*

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Rosa Cruz, the fiery and ultra-sexy heiress of the Mama Linda Latin foods empire, is determined to create something on her own and not rely solely on her family’s name and legacy. For her new upscale restaurant in the trendy Wynwood neighborhood of Miami, she enlists the help of her childhood friend, the hot, young Cuban-American chef, Eliseo Perez, who’s already made a name for himself on the New York culinary scene. Despite Rosa’s reservations about a forbidden workplace romance with her new employee, not to mention longtime friend, the chemistry between them is undeniable. When the cooking starts, things quickly heat up in the kitchen and the bedroom. But with Eliseo’s troubled past coming back to haunt him, can Rosa and Eliseo hold onto love and keep the restaurant from going up in flames? 

 

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Heartless by Kelly Martin Blog Tour & Giveaway

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Series: Book 1 of 3
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publication Date: January 17, 2016

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Some things can’t be saved.
What would you do if your guardian angel wasn’t sent to protect you from the world but to protect the world from you?
For thirteen years, Gracen Sullivan dreamed about a red-eyed demon named Hart Blackwell who tortured her every night. Her mother freaked when she found out about her daughter’s “hallucinations” and forced Gracen to go to the doctor, who prescribed some very powerful medication which kept Hart out of her head for five years.
A week ago, Hart came back and brought a friend.
But something has changed, and Gracen is seeing Hart when she’s awake too. And the other “friends” in her dreams? They have been found dead.
The police want to talk to her.
Her boyfriend has become distant.
Her dreams are becoming more and more intense.
Hell wants her.
Heaven has to stop her.
When push comes shoving, can Gracen fight the evil eating away inside her or will she be forced to embrace it and destroy the world?
Book 2: Soulless (2/14/2016)
Book 3: Breathless (9/4/2016)

 


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Dream Girls: Nicole by Carrie Thomas Release Day Blitz & Giveaway with review

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Series: Dream Girls #3
Genre:
Contemporary Romance/ NA
Publication Date: February 9, 2016

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Nicole Garrett, a self-proclaimed nerd, has had her future planned out for years. Taking chances has never appealed to her on any level, but growing up means adapting to change and accepting that life moves on no matter what. With her best friends, Piper and Stephanie both starting families of their own, Nicole finds herself concentrating harder on her plan to become a doctor, leaving little time for anything else other than working at the local pub to help cover her living expenses. There is nothing worth more to her than making something of herself—unless you count Corey Tate.
Corey Tate isn’t a self-proclaimed anything. He doesn’t care enough. But ask anyone who has ever been around him and they’ll tell you he’s a bad-boy-recluse, who has a somewhat short fuse. He works hard and plays harder. Even though he has no clue what is involved in having an authentic relationship with a woman, Nicole Garrett has him curious enough to consider trying. Having zero experience in relationships proves to be a challenge for him, both mentally and emotionally.
Timing is everything, right? How much time has to pass before the moment is lost? Two years of knowing glances, private talks, and a connection that surprises them both, come to a head when Corey draws a line in the sand. Can these two very different people find their way to a love that can last forever, or will their own flaws ruin what could have been? If Corey and Nicole could get out of their own heads, they might just find out the difference between falling in love and being in love.

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Rise of the Arkansas Werewolves series review & author interview

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To keep my sanity during the holidays I decided to finally sit down and read all four books that have been released in Jodi Vaughn’s Rise of the Arkansas Werewolves series and let me just say WOW. It’s everything a paranormal romance lover can ask for! AND I am SUPER excited that Jodi agreed to let me interview her.  If you haven’t had the chance to meet her or read her books your in luck because the first one in the series is FREE!

She also is an avid Periscoper.  What’s Periscope you say?  Think YouTube but live!  You can also chat with the author LIVE.  I haven’t got the nerve to do it myself but I plan to start VERY SOON.

OK back to the series.  It follows a pack of Arkansas werewolves led by Barrett Middleton.  Each book follows a different guardian werewolf.  What is a Guardian you ask?  It’s an elite group of weres that have sworn their lives to protect the Arkansas Werewolves and obtain their secrecy in society.  Oh and they ride Harleys!  How freaking sexy is that?

It’s about to get interesting around here so grab your glass of wine and keep reading.

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Boys of Fall by K.D. Wood Release Blitz & Giveaway

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Series: Seasons Erotic Novellas #1
Genre: Contemporary erotic romance
Publication Date: January 12, 2016

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After local college football star, Jerry Mathews, stumbles into secretly watching Autumn Landry pleasure herself, he can’t wait another day to tell the girl of his dreams how he really feels. Tonight’s annual bonfire to celebrate the upcoming game against their biggest rival will be the perfect setting to show her how he’s loved her since 8th grade.
When the opposing team crashes the party with a plan to bench Jerry, with Autumn as the only witness, she must bring him out of the friend zone to save him. But will she be able to steer him away from hidden danger and safely into her arms in time?
**BOYS OF FALL is the first of the Seasons Erotic Novellas available from K.D. Wood Books

 

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Her Sweetest Downfall by Kellie Wallace Review Tour

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Genre: Historical Romance
Publication Date:
April 27 2015

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At the height of the London Blitz, Viola Craft, a sexually repressed young woman is trapped in a loveless marriage to her God fearing husband Vernon. She spends her days working in her mother’s dress shop while Vernon pulls the dead from the rubble with his rescue crew.
Their marriage is turbulent and Viola feels pressured to bear a child. After failed attempts, Vernon believes she’s barren and alienates himself from their marriage.
One night during an air raid, she meets alluring German born Kristoff Richter. They make an instant connection. He’s young, good looking and emphatic. They embark on an illicit affair that leads to tragic consequences.

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My 5 star review of Jodi Vaughn’s new contemporary romance Lost Without You. Book one in the Cloverton Series

Lost Without You by Jodi Vaughn

Series: Cloverton Series Book 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: December 8, 2015

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A dark past…Grace Witherspoon’s old life in New York was slowly killing her. Daily abuse at the hands of her fiancé forced her to do the unthinkable: Fake her own death and leave the ballet world behind. Now with a fresh start in small town Tennessee, she finally feels safe— as long as no one finds out who she really is. The last thing she needs is the local cop hanging around trying to make-nice. Even if he is the hottest thing in the South, Grace is done with men.
A bleak future… Policeman Sloan Jackson is done with women. After catching his fiancée with another man, Sloan decides it’s best to focus on crime rather than love. Too bad his match-making sister doesn’t agree, determined Grace is perfect for Sloan. Despite his fear of being hurt again, Sloan can’t deny the instant desire he feels for Grace and asks her out. But as they grow closer, the past comes back to haunt them. And as secrets bubble to the surface, their new relationship is threatened, along with Grace’s safety.
When Grace’s true identity is revealed, can Sloan ever forgive another woman who’s deceived him?

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My 5 Star review of Blue Hill Blood by Elizabeth Gray

 

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Genre: Psychological Thriller
Publication Date: August 22, 2015

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Henry –
My past is gruesome and unforgettable no matter how hard I try to let go.
Writing is my escape. My only therapy.
When I met my wife, had children, and my career sky-rocketed, I thought I’d never revisit those dark days again.
So, the moment Blue Hill, Maine beckons for me, I go willingly in an effort to write the next big story.
But when a ghost from my past shows up, all of my carefully rebuilt walls come crumbling down hard and fast. My only way of defense is ripped from my grasp as this distraction bounces into my life.
Will I be able to sift through what’s fiction to find reality?
Eli –
I’m a serial killer. A victim of narcissism and the need to satisfy my own urges. I have a thirst to snuff out the lives of those that remind me of her—the woman that ruined me—and I take great pleasure in quenching that thirst.
I have no rules. No parameters. I do as I please.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Henry McElroy, is my god. His sick, twisted mind constructs the world to which I rule. I would be nothing without him—my dark creator.
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What happens when Henry McElroy’s story begins to take a realistic form the moment he sets foot in the sleepy, seaside town in Maine? As soon as he begins sharing excerpts of his book with his fans on social media, including an obsessive one he meets in Blue Hill, bodies begin to stack up in similar fashion to that of which he writes about. Will the blame be placed on the town’s newest and most twisted visitor? Or will Henry be able to prove his innocence and clear his name before it’s too late?

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My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Raw…gritty…moving. This book had me from the very first pages.  The characters are realistic and the hero shows so many layers you have no idea what to expect one page to the next.

Henry is broken and as you get deeper and deeper into the story you see just how broken he really is.  Let me tell you.  It surprised the hell out of me! But wouldn’t you after witnessing your father murder your family?

Henry loved Helen, his terminally ill sister.  They witnessed their parents struggles with money and heard the constant fighting.  On one fateful night his dad snaps.  Killing everyone he has ever loved and almost ending Henry’s life in the process.

Now some years later he still bares the scars of that night.  His only constant is his family and his loving wife, Leesa.  She knows him, she gets him.  Almost to the point of insanity but you just have to read the story to find out what I’m talking about.

Being a best selling author he travels to Blue Hill in hopes the setting will help him finish his latest book. He quickly realizes that his main character in his book, Eli, would have a field day in Blue Hill.  The towns people are the perfect setting for a serial killer.

The womanizing Mayor, the whore daughter of the sheriff…but when people start coming up dead all eyes are on him.

I’m not going to lie there was some crazy twisty stuff in this story.  The type that makes your skin crawl.  Trust me it’s worth it.  There is SOOOO much I didn’t disclose because I didn’t want to ruin the story but YOU MUST read it.  It’s truly a work of fictional art..

Favorite Scene: The hotel room with his wife.

Favorite Quote:


She fishes me out every time.  Her love and strength hold me up when I no longer have the mental capacity to do it myself.


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Elizabeth Gray is the author of the psychological thriller Blue Hill Blood. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers. Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. Elizabeth can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen. Elizabeth Gray also writes under the pen name K Webster where she is the author of dozens of romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance.

Unloved by K.D. Wood Release Day Blast with Review

Red sky over a rocky seashore. Sunset landscape.Unloved by K.D. Wood

Series: Book #2
Release Date: November 3, 2015
Genre: Paranormal/ New Adult

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The kid wasn’t supposed to be real.
Back home, after her ordeal in New Zealand with Andrew, Neely McIntire has convinced herself the awful memories she cannot seem to shake are nothing more than bad dreams. But, when the picture of a child that could be her clone lands in her mailbox, everything she has fought to regain starts to crumble.
Even with the extra support from Hayden’s brother, Nathan, Neely is ready to break under the pressure that seems to be coming from all sides. Hayden wants to move their relationship to the next level. The Tribal Guard is stalking her. Worst of all, Andrew’s mother, Margarette, has given Neely an ultimatum: deliver her monster as promised or put everyone Neely loves at risk…starting with Hayden.
Drowning in secrets, Neely must convince Andrew to help her save the people she loves. But when Andrew introduces her to the child, Neely’s resolve wavers. Will she be able to sacrifice a child wearing her face? Or will she make the choice to save someone she never expected to love?
**This is the second of 3 books, it’s recommended that they be read in order to fully enjoy the experience of the story**
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My Review of Unwilling by K.D. Wood

Unwilling by K.D. Wood

Series: Book #1
Release Date: November 11, 2014
Genre: Paranormal/ New Adult

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Neely McIntire’s dreams warn her about the future but will not protect her from the danger hiding in plain sight. On graduation night, she plans to tell her best friend, Hayden Nelson, that she’s in love with him. Instead, they argue. Neely’s hurt feelings leave her vulnerable, giving her secret admirer, Andrew Huckley, the opportunity to put his mother’s monstrous plan into motion. When Neely gives in to her broken heart and pushes him away, Hayden knows he must fight to recapture the spark he felt in their last kiss. But will he find her in time to reverse the damage or will she be changed forever?
**This is the first of 3 books, it’s recommended that they be read in order to fully enjoy the experience of the story*

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