Friday, 19 December 2014

Promo Event - You and Everything After by Ginger Scott



I know I've been posting a lot about this book this month, but I really like it. 
I like the author.
I really love the author's books. 
I want to share with you all books I love, authors I love and since it's the season of giving.... 
One more You and Everything After post!!

(I promise this is the last post for the book, lol.)


For those who haven't seen the previous posts, You and Everything After is book 2 in the Falling series but it can be read as a stand-alone.
It is a new adult, contemporary romance, and it released on December 5th 2014.

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Synopsis:

I’m that teenaged girl who has MS. You haven’t met me, but you’ve seen me around. You probably know my sister. We’re twins, and she’s the pretty one. Maybe you’ve heard about my reputation, how much I like to hook up at parties—how easy it is to get me in bed, get what you want, and forget about me after.

Forget what you think you know. I’m leaving that girl behind.

College is all about new beginnings. So from now on—I’m just Cass. And the rest…it isn’t written yet. And no one else gets to write my story for me.


--------“Tyson Preeter doesn’t do can’t.”


That’s exactly what I want people to think when they see me. I am strong, invincible, confident, intelligent—arrogant. I’m the man who always finds a way around, over and through—until there’s nothing left. Since losing my ability to walk six years ago, I’ve relearned life. I don’t need sympathy. I don’t want charity. And I don’t do love.

It’s better this way, saves my disappointments for me, and me alone, and it saves my strength for everything I want.

But Cass Owens is about to wreck everything. She’s about to steal all of my strength away from me, because she needs it more. She’s about to break all of my rules, and break down all of my walls. She’s about to own me…completely.

And I’m about to let her.

  
SIBLING RIVALRY vs. SIBLING LOVE
by Ginger Scott

Sibling relationships are intricate, almost more so than a romantic one. Ty and Nate have a very close relationship, and I think it’s a natural brotherly relationship. There’s a genuine closeness to them, and I wanted to show something opposite of that competitive nature that you might expect. It would be easy for Ty to be resentful, but I felt like it made his character more complex to instead love his brother as much as he does—so much that he never wants Nate to feel guilty for his inability to walk. Ty is a good guy, with a lot of really complex layers; he never wants anyone to hurt, and he forgoes his own happiness to make sure others are happy. And he’d give things up for Nate over and over again.

Paige and Cass just aren’t quite there yet. There’s a silent rivalry between them. They’re twins, but not identical. I wanted to give them a relationship that sort of matched their genetics—in sync, but diverting, equals but opposite. As much as they share so many key things, they both crave individuality. When I develop characters, I spend a lot of time thinking through their various relationships and histories, what makes them feel the way they feel and act how they act. Paige and Cass have pages of notes, and I wanted to maintain a sense of realism about their story, give it as much weight as the romantic relationship unfolding. They’re maybe on a path similar to Nate and Ty, but they just took a little detour.


Book one, This is Falling



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About the Author:


Ginger Scott is a writer and journalist from Peoria, Arizona. She is the author of five young and new adult romances, with her sixth title, You and Everything After, set to release in December 2014.

Scott has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at http://www.littlemisswrite.com.

When she's not writing, the odds are high that she's somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Scott is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork 'em, Devils).


To read our review of You and Everything After (from the You and Everything After Blog Tour) click here. 

To check out our previous Author Spotlight on Ginger Scott click here. It contains a full list of her books as well as trailers etc.

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Thursday, 18 December 2014

Release Day Launch - ENFORCE by Rachel Van Dyken



There’s two sides to every story...
And ours? Isn't pretty...
Then again, what's pretty about the mafia?
Trace Rooks, that’s what.
But she only wants one of us, and I'll kill him before I let him have her.
The only problem?
We're cousins.
And she may just be our long lost enemy.
Whoever said college was hard, clearly didn't attend Eagle Elite University.
Welcome to hell also known as the Mafia where blood is thicker than life, and to keep yours? Well, keep your friends close, and your enemies?

Even closer...



Today is the day peeps! 
Enforce is here!!
If you've been twitching for your next dose of these sexy ass mafia lad's then get clicking!

 iTunes     Barnes & Noble    KOBO     Smashwords

(P.S. No idea why it isn't up on amazon yet....)



      

Enforce/Nixon by Rachel Van Dyken from Becca the Bibliophile on Vimeo.





Enforce/Chase by Rachel Van Dyken from Becca the Bibliophile on Vimeo.



Enforce:Phoenix by Rachel Van Dyken from Becca the Bibliophile on Vimeo.




Enforce:Tex by Rachel Van Dyken from Becca the Bibliophile on Vimeo.





If you haven't already, grab the other books in this kick-ass series!


Elite:


Elect:

Entice:
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Elicit: 


BANG BANG:

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Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband and their snoring Boxer, Sir Winston Churchill. She loves to hear from readers! You can follow her writing journey at 
www.rachelvandykenauthor.com




Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Book Blitz - Spark Rising by Kate Corcino



Hello everyone!!

Today we bring you a release week blitz for Spark Rising by Kate Corcino.

It is post-apocalyptic,new adult sci-fi!

How cool is that?! 
I love how many new adult stories are being released in different genres now. 
It's awesome. 
And this book sounds like a good one!
It released on Dec 15th, so if you're interested you can grab your copy anytime you time you like!


Synopsis:
All that’s required to ignite a revolution is a single spark rising.
Two hundred years after the cataclysm that annihilated fossil fuels, Sparks keep electricity flowing through their control of energy-giving Dust. The Council of Nine rebuilt civilization on the backs of Sparks, offering citizens a comfortable life in a relo-city in exchange for power, particularly over the children able to fuel the future. The strongest of the boys are taken as Wards and raised to become elite agents, the Council’s enforcers and spies. Strong girls—those who could advance the rapidly-evolving matrilineal power—don’t exist. Not according to the Council.
Lena Gracey died as a child, mourned publicly by parents desperate to keep her from the Council. She was raised in hiding until she fled the relo-city for solitary freedom in the desert. Lena lives off the grid, selling her power on the black market.
Agent Alex Reyes was honed into a calculating weapon at the Ward School to do the Council’s dirty work. But Alex lives a double life. He’s leading the next generation of agents in a secret revolution to destroy those in power from within.
The life Lena built to escape her past ends the day Alex arrives looking for a renegade Spark.



Excerpt:

In this scene from Spark Rising, written from Alex’s point of view, Lena and Alex are finally building an uneasy friendship to go with their alliance. She still thinks he is pushy and unethical, willing to do anything for his cause. He still finds her maddening and unpredictable, and wishes she’d devote herself and her abilities to their cause. They’re both distracted by the chemistry neither will admit. Still, she’s giving him the lessons he needs to turn his own Spark ability into a weapon. If only he could master them…

She rose and stood with her arms crossed, waiting.
He focused, grateful for the shift in mood. Instead of trying to affect the Dust inside the body, as she did in her attacks, he’d try for the Dust attracted to the outside of her. Perhaps the Dust living inside was simply too protective of their very strong host? He breathed out and reached with his mind. 
Nothing happened, exactly like all the times before.
“Um.” She wrinkled her brow. “Did you start yet?”
Alex groaned in frustration. He dropped his gaze to the ground at her feet, not wanting to see her expression after the latest failure. Push, dammit!
A flash of light and heat arced out in jagged white light from the ground. It threw Lena off her feet, over the bench and to the ground.
He stared, slack-jawed for a bare second. In two long steps he crossed the clearing and hopped onto the bench looking down at her. 
She wheezed in an attempt to reclaim her breath. 
He jumped down to her side, hands moving over her head and neck, and then down her sides, to be sure she was otherwise okay. She projected such a huge persona he was shocked at how fragile she felt under his hands. 
She batted at him weakly. 
Once he’d reassured himself she wasn’t broken, he wrapped his hands around each of her thighs and pulled up her legs to inspect her feet.

The indignity of it helped her find her voice. “Get off of me!”
“Lay still! I could have hurt you!” He barked the words, guilt and dismay making his voice harsh.
“I’m fine.” 
She wasn’t. Her voice came as a weak thread of air. She sounded breathless, small. She pushed his hands away, and then pushed at him as she sat up. He crouched at her side, refusing to give way. His heart still pounded. 
With a faint grunt of disgust, she scooted herself back from him. She brushed the worst of the gravel and dirt from her hair with her fingertips. When she finally looked up at him, she seemed to freeze for a moment at whatever she saw in his face. “Reyes. Alex. I’m fine.”
He propped one elbow on his knee in front of him and rubbed his mouth with the back of his hand. His eyes closed then opened on a gust of air. “Dust, Lena. I could have hurt you.”
“Yeah.” She agreed. “You could have.” Her voice changed, and he could hear the sly grin under her words. “You really could have.”
The mischief on her face was contagious. 
“I did it.”
“You did something.” She wiggled a bit and then made a move to rise. 
He jumped to his feet to help. His pull and her slight weight made her sail up into his side. He wrapped his arm around her to steady her. 
She grinned up at him, mouth opened to make another wise-ass remark, no doubt. 
He focused on her mouth just a beat too long. 
She closed it, biting her lower lip. That wasn’t a great help. 
She stared back up at him, her eyes wide and her body very still. Before Alex had a chance to process the movement or talk himself down, his body shifted, turning to fully face her. He slid his other hand up to cup the back of her head, lifting her face as he lowered his. 
Just a taste. One taste. I have to know.




Author Bio:
Kate Corcino is a reformed shy girl who found her voice (and uses it…a lot). She believes in magic, coffee, Starburst candies, genre fiction, descriptive profanity, and cackling over wine with good friends. A recovering Dr. Pepper addict, she knows the only addiction worth feeding is the one that follows the “click-whooooosh” of a new story settling into her brain.


She also believes in the transformative power of screwing up and second chances. Cheers to works-in-progress of the literary and lifelong variety!



She is currently gearing up for publication of Ignition Point and Spark Rising , the first books in the Progenitor Saga, a near future dystopian adventure series with romantic elements, science, magic, and plenty of action.

Author links:

Giveaway!

Cover Reveal - ASA by Jay Crownover

Hi all!

Check out the cover for the 6th (and final - boo!) Marked Men book - ASA!

Pre-order your copy today!

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About ASA: 


Starting over in Denver with a whole new circle of friends and family, Asa Cross struggles with being the man he knows everyone wants him to be and the man he knows he really is. A leopard doesn’t it change its spots and Asa has always been a predator. He doesn’t want to hurt those who love and rely on him, especially one stunning arresting cop who suddenly seems to be interested in him for far more than his penchant for breaking the law. But letting go of old habits is hard, and it’s easy to hit bottom when it’s the place you know best. 

Royal Hastings is quickly learning what the bottom looks like after a tragic situation at work threatens not only her career but her partner’s life. As a woman who has only ever had a few real friends she’s trying to muddle through her confusion and devastation all alone. Except she can’t stop thinking about the sexy southern bartender she locked up. Crushing on Asa is the last thing she needs but his allure is too strong to resist. His long criminal record can only hurt her already shaky career and chasing after a guy who has no respect for the law or himself can only end in heartbreak.

A longtime criminal and a cop together just seems so wrong . . . but for Asa and Royal, being wrong together is the only right choice to make.

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And in case you've been living under a rock - Links for the other books in this fantastic series!

RULE

JET

ROME

NASH

ROWDY

About Jay Crownover: 

 Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men series. She also introduced the dark and sexy world of The Point that started with BETTER WHEN HE's BAD and is currently working on her newest series The Saint of Denver. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she'll settle for writing stories with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs.        

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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Cover Reveal - Tycoon by JS Cooper

Hi all!
Check out the cover for Tycoon by JS Cooper!
Isn't it smexy!
Tycoon is book one in a two part book series by New York Times Bestselling Author JS Cooper. 
The cover for Tycoon was designed by Louisa Maggio of LM Creations and features model Stuart Reardon.

BOOK BLURB
Scott Colton. Wolf of Wall Street. King of the Boardroom. My Boss.
I hated him the moment I met him. And he didn’t even give me a second glance.
Yet, he still hired me.
He thought I was there to submit to his every whim.
I knew better.
I knew his secrets, his skeletons in the closet. And I was going to expose every single one of them.
Then the rules changed. And everything was in disarray. Suddenly I realized that the Scott Colton I thought I knew was just a myth. The real Scott Colton was someone, even I, had underestimated.
Add Tycoon on Goodreads here!
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Monday, 15 December 2014

BLog Tour Stop - Pushing the Boundaries by Jessica Prince


Hello all!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out our stop on the Pushing the Boundaries blog tour!

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Genre: Contemporary Romance

Series: Picking Up The Pieces (Book 3)

Publication Date: 12th Dec 2014

Kindle: Yes
ePub: Yes
Print: No
Audio: No

Synopsis:

Living in the small town of Cloverleaf, watching her friends settle down one by one, all Lizzy wants is her own happily ever after. But with each failed date she starts to believe that finding the one man who will look at her like she’s his reason for living is practically impossible.
Trevor has had feelings for Lizzy since stepping foot into Cloverleaf, but despite their intense chemistry when they first met, the feisty little redhead friend-zoned him before he ever had a chance to make his move. After watching her date every loser in town he’s finally decided enough is enough. Thanks to a drunken weekend in Vegas, he finally has the one thing he’s always wanted…Lizzy as his wife.

But just because he caught her doesn’t mean he’ll get to keep her. Can Trevor and Lizzy push the boundaries of friendship and build a relationship that can truly last, or will they crash and burn before they ever get off the ground?
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

My Thoughts:

I'd never read a book by Jessica Prince before but I jumped at the chance to take part in the blog tour for Pushing The Boundaries as it it sounded like a great little read, despite the cover, combining two of my guilty reading pleasures - friends to lovers and drunk weddings in Vegas.

After reading, I wasn't disappointed but I wasn't wowed or generally all that excited by it either. It was better than ok but it wasn't a great book, for me, in the end.

The writing is to a high quality and the book is well edited but I found the style of writing and the "voice" just didn't work for me.
The story is laugh out loud funny at times and the characters are likeable but I just didn't click with them. Their actions and words (secondary as well as main characters) just seemed too immature for their age. I also felt that Trevor and Lizzy's entire relationship was lacking in emotional depth and the constant bickering was tiresome. I didn't really feel for them as individuals or as a couple and the lack of emotional connection with the characters was disappointing. However, when the required blow-out happened, which I enjoyed as I love huge misunderstandings blown out of proportion (seriously, it's another guilty reading pleasure) I did end up feeling something (for Trevor mostly) and was happy with they way it all worked out in the end.

Some people will absolutely love this book. I can say that with certainty, but there was just a personality clash / readers block that prevented me from being on of them.
It takes about 4/5 hours to read and it keeps you entertained. At the end of the day, that's a good enough reason to me to read a book, so if you like the synopsis, drive in and enjoy.

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Pushing The Boundaries available from:
Amazon UK - Amazon US - B&N 

Book 1 in the series:

Picking Up The Pieces


Book 2 in the Series:

Rising From The Ashes


Author Bio:

Born and raised around Houston Texas, Jessica spent most of her life complaining about the heat, humidity, and all around pain in the ass weather. It was only as an adult that she quickly realized the cost of living in Houston made up for not being able to breathe when she stepped outside. That's why God created central air, after all.
Jessica is the mother of a perfect little boy--she refuses to accept that he inherited her attitude and sarcastic nature no matter what her husband says.
In addition to being a wife and mom, she's also a wino, a coffee addict, and an avid lover of all types of books--romances still being her all time favs. Her husband likes to claim that reading is her obsession but she just says it's a passion...there's a difference. Not that she'd expect a boy to undertand.

Jessica has been writing since she was a little girl, but thankfully grew out of drawing her own pictures for her stories before ever publishing her first book. Because an artist she is not.

Giveaway!!

Release Day Launch - INSPIRE by Cora Carmack

Inspire RDL Banner
 

Paranormal New Adult?! Written by Cora Carmack?!

 OMG! It's gonna be awesome and today - yes today! - you can finally purchase your copy of INSPIRE!

Inspire is book 1 in her new Muse series, so there is more to come!

I'm all excited! :-)

     Inspire

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | Kobo

About INSPIRE: 

Kalliope lives with one purpose.


To inspire.



As an immortal muse, she doesn’t have any other choice. It’s part of how she was made. Musicians, artists, actors—they use her to advance their art, and she uses them to survive. She moves from one artist to the next, never staying long enough to get attached. But all she wants is a different life— a normal one. She’s spent thousands of years living lie after lie, and now she’s ready for something real.



Sweet, sexy, and steady, Wilder Bell feels more real than anything else in her long existence. And most importantly… he’s not an artist. He doesn’t want her for her ability. But she can’t turn off the way she influences people, not even to save a man she might love. Because in small doses, she can help make something beautiful, but her ability has just as much capacity to destroy as it does to create. The longer she stays, the more obsessed Wilder will become. It’s happened before, and it never turns out well for the mortal.



Her presence may inspire genius.


But it breeds madness, too.

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Excerpt: 
I can feel Wilder’s breath against my lips. More than that, I can see it. The sun has set and the temperature has dropped, and air fogs between us. There’s something about actually seeing it, like our lips are touching, we are touching, despite the distance between. And as we sway from side to side, my heart gradually begins to pick up speed.
The strains of guitar music flowing out from the restaurant are nearly indecipherable over the heavy heartbeat in my ears. But Wilder must hear it. His hands are strong on my body, guiding my movements, and I’m practically clay in his palms.
We dance, eyes on eyes, lips nearly on lips, and there is lightning beneath my skin each time his body brushes against mine in a new way. His touch is firm, but gentle, never pushing or pressuring, though I can tell from the dark look in his eyes that he’s just as affected as I am. The music shifts, building to a crescendo, and he spins us. My chest pushes tight against his, and I bite back a gasp. I don’t know if it’s the cold or him or some combination of both, but the tips of my breasts are painfully tight. Just the pressure of my bra is enough to rub them raw.
I remember the night at his apartment, the way he’d taken his time learning my body. I think of the heat of his mouth on my skin, and the memory alone is enough to make me shiver and clench.
He’s back to being business, grown-up Wilder tonight in his button down and glasses. Only now that I know him, it doesn’t seem like such a stark difference. He is neither the straight-laced man nor the tattooed bad boy. Or perhaps he’s both. Regardless of what he’s wearing, Wilder is caring and loyal and strong and so sexy that I’m having trouble remembering why I shouldn’t push him into the backseat of his SUV and crawl on top of him.

  Inspire Teaser 1   
About Cora Carmack: 

 Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She's done a multitude of things in her life-- boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.      

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