Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Boston Charity Book Giveaway

We are helping to spread the word about this amazing book giveaway that was created to aid the victims and families of the 2013 Boston Marathon Attack. Many best-selling authors have donated books in response to this cause. The books are grouped into bundle packs and a winner will be selected randomly through Rafflecopter for each bundle. Visit the book giveaway site for more details and how to enter.
If you do not want to enter to win a bundle, please feel free to make a donation using this link. It will take you directly to the organization donation site.
The auction will run from April 21-April 30th.
In the Name of Love

SIGNED copies of:
Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
Easy by Tammara Webber
Fallen Too Far & Never Too Far by Abbi Glines
FATE by Elizabeth Reyes
CRUSH by Nicole Williams
Disastrous by EL Montes

Everybody Needs Somebody to Love

SIGNED copies of:
Slammed & Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover
What a Boy Wants, What a Boy Needs and Measuring Up by Nyrae Dawn
Sleep My Child by Eyvonna Rains
ebooks: Shark Bait & The Other Fish in the Sea by Jenn Cooksey

Just the Way You Are
SIGNED copies of:
Suddenly Royal by Nichole Chase
Inhale Exhale by Sarah Ross
Destined to Change by Lisa Harley
Music of the Heart by Katie Ashley
Wide Awake by Shelly Crane

I Walk the Line
SIGNED copies of:
The Thoughtless Series by SC Stephens
Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuireUntil I Break by M. Leighton-ARC
Collide by Gail McHugh

Stand By Me

SIGNED copies of:
Love Unscripted & Love Unrehearsed by Tina Reber
Collide by Gail McHugh
Love Em’ or Leave Em’ by Angie Stanton
On The Island byTracey Garvis-Graves

I Wanna Hold Your Hand

SIGNED Copies of:
Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia
Naked, All In by Raine Miller
Collide by Gail McHugh
Signed Wreck Me, ebook Restore Me by JL Mac


SIGNED copies of:
Awaken and Avenged by Sarah Ross
Darkride and Crossfire by Laura Bradley Rede

Whole Lotta Love

SIGNED copies of:
Fall Guy & Perfectly Unmatched by Liz Reinhardt
Lengths & Depths by Steph Campbell
Charade & Freeing Carter by Nyrae Dawn
Destined to Change by Lisa Harley
A Prior Engagement by SL Scott

Maybe I'm Amazed

SIGNED copies of:
A Hidden Fire by Elizabeth Hunter
Inescapable, Intuition, Indebted and Incendiary by Amy Bartol

Ain't Too Proud to Beg
SIGNED copies of:
The Proposition and The Proposal by Katie Ashley
Chocolate Lovers Series by Tara Sivec
His Perfect Passion and The Undoing of a Libertine by Raine Miller


All the amazing authors who donated their books

The Space Between

The Space Between (The Book of Phoenix, #1) 
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When Life Falls to Pieces, Answers Lie in the Space Between
After a month-long dance tour through Italy, 20-year-old Leni Drago returns to Georgia to care for her great-uncle, only to find him gone, the home they shared empty and any evidence he ever existed wiped out. All that’s left is a journal she can’t open.
Jeric Winters has been searching for a piece of his past for over a year, only to reach a dead-end in Georgia. When an urgent and magnetic pull draws him out of his hotel room, he comes face-to-face with the beautiful dancer who’s been haunting his dreams day and night.
Jeric’s one to stay away from—a bad-boy, hit-it-and-quit-it type—but Leni can’t escape the fervent feelings between them. As their own existences begin to crumble around them and shadowy forms that are more monsters than men attack, they realize there’s more to the connection between them than physical fascination.
To solve the riddle their lives have become, they must embark on a journey that requires them to face their pasts and release their true souls. And they must do it fast—dark ones from another world are closing in, intent on killing them. Permanently.


****This book was part of a blog tour I received a copy for my honest review**** 
Leni and Jeric met in Italy and had an instant connection, the two of them have to go their separate ways. They end up finding each other again in Georgia, they have these weird clues that they have to figure out. This was one of those books that's well written, has a good plot line and great characters but I just could not get into it. The plot line was interesting, the idea of reincarnation and soul mates was great. The characters were well developed, I liked Leni and her quite determination. Jeric was the bad boy player who needed a good woman. The glimpses into the past we got added a new dimension to the story and had me respecting the author even more. This book had everything going for it, I just couldn't get into it, I don't know why. Maybe it was just the mood I was in when I read it or something, but I felt like it dragged on for so long and I ended up getting bored.
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Finding Jordie 18+

The following review is for 18+ readers.

  Finding Jordie 
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Jordie is a survivor, tough, and independent. She’s had to be, since her husband was killed in Iraq. For the last eight years, raising her daughter and owning a popular New York City bar has kept Jordie plenty busy, leaving her no time for much of anything else. Aside from her sassy yet squirrely best friend Rachel, Jordie’s social life is bare bones and her love life nonexistent. Truth be told she wouldn’t change a thing; she’s never been happier.
Then she meets Nathan, and he changes everything with one crooked smile, triggering a chain of life altering events for the two of them, filled with romance, chaos and deadly peril. Neither of them could ever imagine their relationship would resurrect an unknown darkness from Jordie’s past, lurking in the shadows, just waiting for the perfect moment to strike. Jordie has never needed to be stronger for all of them to make it out alive.


****This book was part of a blog tour I received a copy for my honest review****
Jordie has spent the last eight years raising her daughter and running  her bar in New York, she doesn't have time for a guy and isn't looking for a relationship. Nathan is a great guy with secrets of his own, the two of them start hitting the sheets and a stalker comes out of the woodwork. I loved this book, the heroine sounds like somebody I would be friends with, she is tough, bold and has a great sense of humor. The hero Nathan is hot, caring and a really great guy. The two of them have a scorching hot romance going on that is disturbed by someone who is stalking Jordie. I loved how the author was able to sprinkle in little bits here and there that added surprises to the story. This was a fast paced read that has you glued to your kindle from the first page to the last. Finding Jordie is a great debut novel for this author and if this is the kind of work we can come to expect from her, then I am a fan of hers for life. 

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Monday, April 29, 2013

A Terrible Love 18+

A Terrible Love 
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Jess Mackey is living a meticulously fabricated lie of necessity. She's left the secret tragedy of her past behind along with who she was and is forging ahead with a clean slate. Jess soon discovers that passion can't be left behind; her own and that of the one man that sees who she really is. Whose presence caresses her soul in a way that may breach the peaceful life Jess has made for herself.
Devin Castile sees a young woman that is the missing puzzle piece to his existence and who is also the victim to a heinous crime. Devin convinces himself that he can remain emotionally distant even while indulging his physical desire for her. When the lies that Jess has made crumble before their attraction and the truth is revealed, one of them might pay with their life... or their very being.


****This book was part of a blog tour I received a copy for my honest review****
 Jess ran away from a dangerous past, she has made a new life for herself far away from her past. Devin is the bad boy with secrets of his own, the two of them can't stay away from each other. When their secrets and lies are revealed people will people hurt and lives are endangered. This book was pretty good read, but I think that had more to do with the authors writing skills than the story line. The story line had some predictable moments and some of the characters where annoying and assholes. Jess seemed to be to naive for a person who had gone through what she had gone through. Devin was the stereotypical bad boy protecting the sweet innocent girl. There were a few surprises and twists to the story that I didn't see coming. The author has incredible writing skills, she writes the story from different characters pov. She has a way of drawing out the suspense and creating dramatic situations that draw you into the story. Overall A Terrible Love is a really good read.     

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An Unplanned Lesson

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 An Unplanned Lesson 
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Nicole Morgan, the new second grade teacher at Pineview Elementary school, has it all together in the classroom; it’s her personal life that she can’t find peace with. Unable to let go of the guilt that she is harboring from her past, she punishes herself by running from all potential relationships.
Her patience is put to the test when Dailan O’Maley the obnoxious but very sexy uncle of one of her students enters her life. She slowly cracks away at Dailan’s crude, crass exterior when they are forced to work together for the sake of his nephew. The two of them learn a lesson in love that neither had planned as they discover that the guilt they are hiding deep inside isn’t the only thing they have in common. Unbeknownst to her, he holds more than just the key to her heart.


****This book was part of a blog tour I received a copy for my honest review****
Nicole has issues with relationships, she is a great teacher and puts everything she has into taking care of the kids in her classroom. When Dailan walks into her life she slowly begins to thaw towards him. This was a a cute read, the two main characters fit well together. Their problems seemed realistic and I respected the fact that Nicole and Dailan both put Ryans needs ahead of their own. I loved the fact that the editing in this book was done really well. Nicole and Dailans story was a sweet read, the secret at the end added a little twist that was frustrating to me at times but I think the author revealed it at just the right time. This book was a good quick read that holds your attention without gutting you
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Aphrodite's Secret

Aphrodite's Secret (The Forgotten #1)
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Kaira, still reeling from the loss of her younger sister in a tragic boating accident, lives in the dark world of exotic dancing for survival. When one man enters her life, her world is turned upside down and inside out, where reality and fantasy seem to intertwine.
Kaira feels the eyes of a striking man watching her every move on stage. Zane is a scarred man with many secrets, one of which is the knowledge of who and what Kaira really is and the danger she will face.
While Zane fights a subconscious battle about what to tell her and whether he cares enough to get involved, another has noticed her as well. An Ithacan, sent to destroy her for what she is and take her powers to the God that has commanded all Forgotten be exterminated. The God intends to absorb her powers and rule absolutely.
Before Kaira realizes what is coming for her, she finds herself tumbling into a world where a scarred man that she is inexplicably attracted to will become her only hope. A hideous creature, one such as she’s never seen, is hunting her and trying his best to destroy everything and everyone she knows to get what he wants for his Master, and only Zane knows why.
While Kaira thinks it coincidence that Zane shows up at the club the girls like to frequent after work, Zane uses the planned interception to explore the pull that he feels towards Kaira, when he has cared for no one but himself for so many years. After finally meeting, Zane notices that the Ithacan has also followed and as their eyes meet, they both know that the battle for her soul will come; who will win is less important as the insistence Zane feels to tell Kaira who and what she is before she ends up like her sister.


Kaira is a stripper, all alone in the world, enchanting and striking to all that see her.. she has purposfully removed herself from the dating scene after some crazy stalker like boyfriends.
Her family are all gone, all she has is her friend and fellow stripper Jasmine. When someone starts asking around about Kaira, weird things start happening.
Zane is a warrior thrown out of Olympus, he is also very alone in the world. In a strip club one night he notices a stripper with a difference, she has a silver aura, one that links her with Olympus, one that makes her a Forgotten.
During there first meeting, Zane notices that Kaira's existence as the daughter of a goddess has not gone unoticed and that she is infact being hunted.His protective instincts kick into gear. From here the game is on and all sorts of suprising things come to the surface.
I wasn't sure how this book was going to be, but I always love a book with gods and goddesses and how they mingle with us mere mortals so I was a little excited to start it.
The idea was a good one, I love the idea of the children of the goddess and gods being hidden on earth and their title, the forgotten. Kaira was and interesting character, but at some parts I wanted to slap her in that whole "you are to stupid to live" way. Zane was an equally interesting character, I just wish we got a little bit more of his back story, just like I wish we got a bit more of all the back story. More info on Olympus, more info on why Kaira had been sent to hide amongst the mortals rather than stay with her mother, Aphrodite. The connection and relationship between Zane and Kaira was of the instantaneous variaty, but I didn't quite feel it. The whole time while reading Aphrodite's Secret I just wished for more info, more preparation. Not to say that this wasn't a good, interesting read, because it was and I did enjoy it. It just could have been so much more with a bit more plumping up.
I hope to get more of that in the next in the series....maybe Jasmine's story?

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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Falling In Love 18+

The following review is for 18+ readers.

Falling in Love
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Sherry Johnson is young, beautiful, bright and athletic. She has everything going for her, except for one thing. She is addicted to love. Her life is a vicious circle of nightly trysts and morning regrets. Her addiction got her kicked out of college, cost her the love of her life and has left her in complete despair. But still Sherry keeps falling in love. And falling. And falling. Finally, as Sherry struggles to pull herself up from a bottomless abyss, she realizes that she will have to learn to love the one person she has loathed for most of her life. Herself.
Based on the True Story of a Young Woman's Battle with Sexual Addiction.


***This book was supplied to me for my honest review***
Wow, what a totally unexpected read. This is the story of an abused and neglected woman who spiralled into a sex addiction. All I have to say is ,sex addiction is no joke.
Not my usual sort of read, as in the book is very serious,and a view into a condition that I had never taken seriously before. I sure think of it differently now.
A compelling read, I couldn't put it down, and for those of you out there that are after something a bit different I would recommend it.
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Saturday, April 27, 2013


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When Jocelyn Weatherford is whisked away from a preparatory academy in upstate New York to live with her extended family in New Orleans, she is unprepared to encounter the dangers awaiting her. Yet even as she is thrust into an unfamiliar world of witches and voodoo magic, the greatest threat of all may be the boy she has fallen for. While handsome and charming, he is also a Caldwell... a member of the family the Weatherford's have been feuding with for centuries. As their forbidden love grows it becomes the volatile spark that forever changes their world and everyone in it




“We’ve brought the healer.”
“Jocelyn,” said Jameson. “Her name is Jocelyn.”
“Thank you for coming,” said one of the men, sitting legs apart on a crate facing the man who was ill. It looked like he’d been there a while.
“How long has he been sick?” I asked, already squatting at the man’s side.
“A day,” said Alexander, the man Isadora stood beside. His voice was gruff, and with his massive body, he reminded me of a titan.
“His name is Aurelius?” I asked, placing my hand on the man’s arm.
I was surprised when one of the men confirmed it, not believing I had the attentiveness still in me. This was a good sign. It meant there was still energy left to heal the man.
“Aurelius,” I whispered into his ear. “You’re going to feel a jolt.” I had learned several attempts back that giving them fair warning calmed us both.
Jameson, who had been at my side since we’d entered, was preparing to drop to his knees where he would help channel his energy. But he never got the chance.
Aurelius began thrashing.
His limbs flailed, his eyes rolled back, his body arched, writhing maniacally.
Suddenly, bodies were surrounding us, holding Aurelius down, taking the strength of every one of the men to do it. I did my best to help, settling my hands on him and pressing the weight of my body down. Still, his arms swung in all directions, his fingers clawing against the pain.
Gradually, over the period of several seconds, the violent shudder seized and, finally, Aurelius went limp.
I took in a breath and let it out with a relieved laugh.
That was when I noticed no one else was reacting. Only me because I hadn’t seen it yet.
Every eye was now on my wrist, the one where I wore my mother’s bracelet. The red cloth I’d used to hide it was gone, clutched between Aurelius’s fingers.
During his thrashing, he’d revealed what we’d kept so well hidden from every other prisoner in the village.
“You’ve allowed a Weatherford here?” Alexander’s voice boomed inside the narrow walls, shaking the wooden structure with its force. His eyes were wide, incensed, as they moved between Isadora and Jameson.
Looking around, I saw the irate faces of ten strangers and I knew what was coming.
Jameson saw it before me and was prepared when the fists began to fly.
Ducking and finding cover would have been a wise choice but logic was Jameson’s trait, which I was sure he used to deduce that winning a brawl with ten stout men was going to leave him bloodied. This dawned on me too, even as I saw Jameson deftly maneuver around flying fists to take down three of the men. By the time I was able to conjure the last of my energy inside me, a fourth had collapsed in a pile on the floor. Then, just as the rest surrounded him, their feet left the ground.
Their arms and legs swung with precision but found nothing to land on as I levitated them a foot above the ground. Jameson, stunned, stepped back, his fists falling to his sides.
I still had my hands on Aurelius but could feel the energy in me slipping away.
I was running out of time.
Summoning the last of my energy, splitting it between keeping the men in the air and healing Aurelius, I opened my mouth and released a scream that rattled my eardrums.
Then I was falling back, my body crumpling like a rag doll against the hard wooden floor.
The sharp screech of my family stone as it slammed down and dragged along the planks…Aurelius’s eyes fluttering open…Jameson’s determined expression hovering above me…The blurred outline of the men as they advanced behind him.
These were the last things I saw before I disappeared into exhaustion. 

Laury Falter is the author of the bestselling Guardian Trilogy. She writes young adult paranormal romances and urban fantasy when she's not taking her stray dogs for a walk or enjoying a date night with her husband. Laury has released two series, the Guardian Trilogy and the Residue Series (a spinoff of the Guardian Trilogy books), and is currently releasing her third series, the Apocalypse Chronicles.
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