Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Jill Shalvis Release Day Giveaway




Book: He’s So Fine
Author: Jill Shalvis
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Release Date: September 30, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Summary

For Olivia Bentley, Lucky Harbor is more than the town where she runs her new vintage shop. It's the place where folks are friendly to strangers-and nobody knows her real name. Olivia does a good job of keeping her past buried, not getting too cozy with anyone . . . until she sees a man drowning. Suddenly she's rushing into the surf, getting up close and personal with the hottest guy she's ever laid hands on.

Charter boat captain Cole Donovan has no problem with a gorgeous woman throwing her arms around his neck in an effort to "save" him. In fact, he'd like to spend a lot more time skin-to-skin with Olivia. He's just not expecting that real trouble is about to come her way. Will it bring her deeper into Cole's heart, or will it be the end of Olivia's days in little Lucky Harbor?

Excerpt

“Dry off,” Cole said, and stepped back from Olivia.

She nodded but didn’t move.

“Olivia?” he asked.

Her face was a mask of misery. “M­m­my arms won’t w­w­work.”

Shit. He quickly and gently pushed her back down to the bench, sat at her side, and began to pile blankets over the top of them both.

“W­what are you d­doing?”

“Sharing my body heat,” he said.

“I c­c­can’t feel any h­h­heat.”

“You will.” Beneath the blankets, he reached for the towel she still had wrapped around her. “Don’t freak,” he warned. “I’m just going to remove the wet towel and pull you into me.”

She opened her mouth, but using her sluggishness to his benefit, Cole quicklystripped the towel away from her, wrapping his arms around her, pulling her into him as two things happened simultaneously. One, she squeaked. Probably trying to formulate her next threat.

And two—holy shit—he realized she was completely, totally, one hundred percent naked beneath the layer of blankets.

And pissed. “Y­y­your pants!” she gasped. “Th­th­they’re c­c­cold!”

“Sorry, but I’m trying to do the right thing here,” he said through clenched teeth. Jesus. He couldn’t see a thing below her neck, but he could sure as hell feel her. His hands were on her hip and low on her back, respectively, not touching anything he shouldn’t be, but damn she was soft, and at the feel of her, his brain clicked off. Just completely flatlined.

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Author Biography




New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill's bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Mia Dymond's Steal My Heart.

Steal My Heart
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Synopsis
Steal My Heart
Heroes of Seaside Point, Book 3
Realtor Alexa Sharpe enjoys a successful career, confident in her people skills until she must negotiate with a certain, sexy fireman. Never mind that the man could practically melt a glacier, he refuses to stop teasing her which makes any sort of agreement impossible. Both irritated and aroused by his cocky and playful attitude, she skillfully dodges his advances.
Maverick Ryder wears his ladies-man badge with pride, annoying Sexy Lexi every chance he gets. Although attracted to both her brain and her body, a bitter past experience stops him from acting on impulse. Determined not to make a second detrimental mistake, he settles into a routine that keeps them both on their toes.
Eager to strike a deal, the couple finds that teasing leads to full-blown arousal when they are forced into a dangerous game of truth or dare.
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Excerpt
Official uniform, my Aunt Fannie. Alexa Sharpe balanced a cardboard box on one hip while she tugged at the hem of her t-shirt with her free hand for at least the millionth time in the last twenty minutes, only to expose the tops of her breasts in the process. Never mind that the unforgiving cotton hugged her body like a second skin, one more good tug and she’d all but fall out. She exhaled a hard breath as she practically stomped across the dirt, headed for the dugout. She knew better than to make a bet with the devil, but those hypnotizing chocolate-dipped gaze and cocky grin had sucked her in. Again. And honestly, when he’d poked her with his silver-tongued pitchfork, pleasure flooded her lust-filled brain and dared her to spoil the fun. Unable to help herself, she pulled on the garment again, still convinced this was some sort of joke. No one played baseball in clothing this tight. No one in their right mind, anyway. And certainly not her. Determined to remedy the situation, she took a deep calming breath, and approached the dugout, prepared to negotiate. “Hey, Sexy Lexi.” She shifted the box on her hip and glared at the man who appeared to appreciate the scenery. “Maverick.” He lifted his gaze and grinned. “The girls are looking good this morning.” “Obviously you ordered me the wrong size.” “You told me to order a small.” “This is not a small.” “Yes, it is. Check the tag.” “Did you wash it first?” “No.” “Then I’m sure it’s a child’s size small.” He released a hearty laugh. “Don’t be a sore loser just because you couldn’t get your fine little ass up and over that wall.” As badly as she wanted to argue, he had a valid point. They had made an honest wager a month ago; she bet him that she could climb the endurance wall faster than he, and she didn’t. In fact, he had to boost her over the top. She’d always admired Maverick Ryder’s physique, she just didn’t realize how hard it was to carve it. And at least his t-shirt hugged his bulging muscles as well. “Fine,” she mumbled as she glanced around the field. “Where are the boys?” He frowned. “What boys?” “Your baseball team,” she drawled. He gave her a grin that made her want to yank that pesky top over her head and press the girls to his hard chest. “I don’t coach boys or baseball.” “Really? Then why do you need a bat girl and why am I here?” “The Seaside Seagulls are an eight-year-old girls’ softball team. Think you can handle it?” “Piece of cake.” “Good, because you’re on.” He gestured with his head across the field where several little girls walked toward them. Lexi rolled her eyes at his lack of confidence. She was a girl, for Pete’s sake, of course she could entertain his female team. Unless there was something else Maverick failed to mention.
Guest Post
Greetings from the hot and humid state of Oklahoma! My name is Mia Dymond and I write sexy contemporary romance novels with a twist of sass. I currently have fourteen novels available on retailers including iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Amazon, and Smashwords. My most recent release is Steal My Heart, Book 3 in the Heroes of Seaside Point series. This novel is the story of Alexa Sharpe and Maverick Ryder, who were introduced in Book 2, Cross My Heart. To bring you up to speed, enjoy an excerpt from Cross My Heart: Lexi stood at the edge of the park and gazed at the tall, wooden structure that had been erected in the last several hours. From her observation, it appeared to be a wall with ropes attached in four places on top that hung down to the bottom. Was someone going to climb it? “Hey, Sexy Lexi.” She squeezed closed her eyes, cursing her curiosity. If she’d just unloaded the bottled water like Vanessa asked, she could’ve been gone by now, avoiding a confrontation with the voice behind her. She squared her shoulders and turned around. “Good morning, Maverick.” “Did you come to climb the wall?” So, she was right about the purpose. “No. Vanessa asked me to drop off a case of drinking water for the crew. What exactly are you guys doing out here?” “Endurance training. Once a year, we build an obstacle course and compete for the best time.” “The wall doesn’t look too difficult.” “Really?” He folded his arms across his chest. “The wall is only one part of the test. Do you think you can climb it faster than I can?” “Maybe. I’m a lot smaller.” “Let’s bet on it.” Lexi answered with a groan. “You give?” “No, I’m just not sure about making any kind of wager with you.” “Why?” “Because you cheat.” “I don’t cheat.” “Okay, so maybe not. But you have a way of changing the game once we start.” “Only because you let me.” “I do not! Fine, I’ll take your bet. What do I get when I win?” “If you win, I’ll retire your nickname.” “Oh.” Her sudden feeling of disappointment confused her. Why did that possibility not thrill her? Maverick had called her Sexy Lexi since the day they’d met and yes, it annoyed her – at first. Now, however, not so much. “Really?” “Really. But if I win, you become the official bat girl for the Seaside Seagulls. I’ll even order you a uniform.” She had absolutely no idea what being a bat girl entailed, but that didn’t really matter. She would win the bet with Maverick – even if she had to use creative measures to do it. “You’re on.” I hope you’ll enjoy Steal My Heart! Happy Reading!!!

Playlist

Steal My Heart Playlist
Dream On – Aerosmith
Strong Enough – Apocolyptica
Miss Independent – Kelly Clarkson
Girls, Girls, Girls – Motley Crue
Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not? – Thompson Square
Done. – The Band Perry
She Will Be Loved – Maroon 5
About The Author diamondMia Dymond I write contemporary romance novels with sexy, alpha males and females with attitude to boot. I live in a zoo,hold down a full time job, and am trying to coax my creative muse from her cage. So BEWARE, the madness may rub off on you! ~ Facebook   Other books in this series: Book One-Tattoo My Heart -FREE on AMAZON and 
iBooks for a limited time
 tatoo my heart
It all began with a sixth shot of Tequila ... Independent, carefree Annessa Dupree knows she has a knack for attracting trouble but doesn't realize her true talent until she witnesses a wedding day murder. Armed with the terrible secret, running home is her only option. Sheriff Casey McIntyre has loved Annessa since the tender age of twelve, trouble and all. Hell-bent on mending past differences between them, he welcomes her home with open arms. When Annessa is forced to reveal the real reason for her return, Casey must save her life while earning her trust.   CMH_1600x2400 (2) 

  Book Two - Cross My Heart Amazon ~ Amazon UK ~ IBooks ~ Barnes & Noble Sometimes honesty is a bitter pill to swallow. Attempting to escape a minor distraction in her medical career, Dr. Verity Thomas finds that statement to be true when she keeps her past private and her present, secret. Only, her meticulously-planned intentions go horribly wrong when her skeletons escape from the closet and take center stage. Paramedic Travis Dupree vows to keep Verity's secrets, determined to crack her resolve in the process. Although he isn’t quite sure of her motives, intuition tells him he is wired to cope with the female psyche. After all, he has raised a pair of mischievous twin girls – he deserves a gold medal for patience. When minor distraction becomes a major roadblock, Travis is forced to break his word and the couple must dismember the skeletons bone by bone in order to build a future.  

Giveaway
Mia is giving away a $10 amazon gift card and 3 swag packs

Seaside Dreams


NEW RELEASE SEASIDE SUMMERS BOOK #1 
The newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series, featuring a group of fun, sexy, and emotional friends who gather each summer at their Cape Cod cottages. They’re funny, flawed, and will have you begging to enter their circle of friends. You met them in READ, WRITE, LOVE, (The Remingtons, Book 5), follow these friends on their search for forever love in the Seaside Summers series.

SEASIDE DREAMS
Bella Abbascia has returned to Seaside Cottages in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, as she does every summer. Only this year, Bella has more on her mind than sunbathing and skinny-dipping with her girlfriends. She’s quit her job, put her house on the market, and sworn off relationships while she builds a new life in her favorite place on earth. That is, until good-time Bella’s prank takes a bad turn and a sinfully sexy police officer appears on the scene.

Single father and police officer Caden Grant left Boston with his fourteen-year-old son, Evan, after his partner was killed in the line of duty. He hopes to find a safer life in the small resort town of Wellfleet, and when he meets Bella during a night patrol shift, he realizes he’s found the one thing he’d never allowed himself to hope for—or even realized he was missing.

After fourteen years of focusing solely on his son, Caden cannot resist the intense attraction he feels toward beautiful Bella, and Bella’s powerless to fight the heat of their budding romance. But starting over proves more difficult than either of them imagined, and when Evan gets mixed up with the wrong kids, Caden’s loyalty is put to the test. Will he give up everything to protect his son—even Bella?

SEASIDE SUMMERS are the newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series
**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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MY REVIEW

This is the second book by Melissa Foster that I have read and the feeling I got when I first read her work has intensified.

Seaside Dreams is the first book in the Seaside Summer series and based on what I have read so far It appears that this will be a great series. I can’t wait to see what the author has in store for her fans with this brand new series.

It tells the story of Bella Abbascine and Caden Grant. Bella, a teacher quit her job after a bad breakup with a fellow teacher. She relocated to Wellfeet Massachusetts to spend time with her friends and to begin a new chapter in her life. She has sworn of relationships and her main focus was the launching of a project to help teenagers find a sense of purpose. Little did she know that her decision to swear of relationships would come under threat when she came face to face with Caden Grant.

Caden is a police officer and a single father of a fourteen year old boy. Caden decided that he had enough of the city life after his partner was killed in the line of duty. He relocated to Wellfeet to start over and create a safer life for his son. 

The initial meeting between Caden and Bella was comical and their attraction was off the charts. These two are the polar opposites of each other which makes for an interesting read. I like the fact that Bella is willing to embrace Evan (Caden’s son). Caden’s honesty is refreshing which helped to catch Bella hook, line and sinker. The romance between them is sweet, hot and passionate. I loved the way the author developed their romance. It was not rushed, which made it credible. 

Seaside Dreams is a beautiful story that depicts how love has a way of entering our lives when we least expect it. It has a funny way of derailing our plans.



If you love your romance novels hot and spicy with a hint of sweetness, then you need to get yourself a copy of Seaside Dreams.




About the Author
Melissa Foster is the award-winning author of a number of International bestselling novels. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women's Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary Cafe. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.

Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children, she's written for Calgary's Child Magazine and Women Business Owners Magazine, and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa's interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on The Women's Nest or her personal website.

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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

ALSO AVAILABLE 
Books 1 - 3 Snow Sisters, Love in Bloom Series #1 - 3

Books 1 - 6 The Bradens, Love in Bloom Series #4 - 9

Books 1 - 5 The Remingtons, Love in Bloom Series #10 - 14 


Books 7 - 12 The Bradens, Love in Bloom Series #15 - 20


Books 1 - 4 Seaside Summers, Love in Bloom Series #21 - 24



NOW FOR THE AUTHOR'S GIVEAWAY !!

Five lucky winners will each receive Taken by Love ebook
the 1st book from the Braden cousins series
Ending on Sunday 28th September at 11.59pm EST
Open Worldwide

Enter Below & Good Luck !!


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Shadow Dancer Blog Tour and Review






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Some secrets should just stay buried. On the day Tristan Morrow is born her mother goes missing, prompting an investigation that produces no solid leads. Fast forward 15 years, and the Morrow family still doesn't know the truth behind Catherine Morrow’s disappearance.
 When 15 year old Tristan is required to write a biography on her mother for a school assignment, she learns the truth about her mother’s fate, and is hell-bent upon finding out who was responsible for her death. But when Tristan herself goes missing too, everyone is suspect, even her own father and boyfriend. 
Set in rural Fox Hollow, PA, Shadow Dancer unravels a web of lies, deceit, madness and corruption. Can investigators crack the case before Tristan meets the same fate as her mother? And who is responsible for the disappearances? There is much uncertainty as the investigation unfolds, but there is one thing that is certain: Tristan Morrow holds the master key to the entire riddle.






Character Interview #1 JJ Penn from Elkhart radio 104.9 interviewing Tristan Morrow


JJ- Tristan! How’s it going?

Tristan: Who are you and how did you get in here?

JJ- I’m JJ Penn with Elkhart Radio 104.9 and we are live on the air!

Tristan: You’ve got to be kidding me.

JJ- I’m definitely not, so how are you doing today?

Tristan: Pretty good. Just trying to finish up this assignment before Kendricks fails me.

JJ: You’re a smart girl, I’m sure you’ll pull it off.

Tristan: You don’t know my English teacher.

An interruption from the background jars the microphone as a group of boys stampede in the room.

Tommy: Tristan! Aren’t you done yet?

Blake: Come on! I want my bedroom back!

Shane (looking at JJ): Who the hell are you?! (Shane glances at his cousins Tommy and Blake) Who is that?!

JJ: (Clears throat) I’m JJ Penn from Elkhart Radio 104.9, and you might be?

Shane: Err… Shane Fitzpatrick. Tristan’s cousin.

The three boys eye JJ and Tristan suspiciously.

Tommy: We’ll be back later…

JJ returns his focus to Tristan, as he readjusts the microphone on the table.

JJ- Brothers?

Tristan- The dark haired boys are… the loud ginger is my cousin.

JJ- So Tristan, readers want to know what makes you tick. Would you mind answering a few questions?

Tristan- Sure, I guess so. I really need to get back to this assignment though.

JJ- Great. Okay. First up, what is your full name?

Tristan- Tristan Elizabeth Morrow

JJ- See? That was pretty painless. Are you the youngest in your family?

Tristan- Yes the youngest of six kids in this house… and the only girl.

JJ- Does that annoy you? Being surrounded by brothers?

Tristan- We’re pretty close, actually. Yeah, they get on my nerves, but it would be lonely without them… and in case you haven’t noticed, I’m not exactly the lace and frills kind of girl…

JJ- What are three of your biggest downfalls?

I’m stubborn…. I’ve got a temper… and I’m a bit of a perfectionist.

JJ- One of them, huh? What’s it like living up here in No Man’s Land?

Tristan- No man’s land? This is Morrow land. It’s nice and quiet. Just how I like it. I’m surprised you drove all the way up here just to ask me some questions.

JJ- Cavegat Pass is no joke, that is for sure. Okay, let’s dig a little deeper. What do you want to do after high school?

Tristan- Go to college. I’d like to be a veterinarian.

JJ- Very nice, okay next question. What are three of your biggest pet peeves?

Tristan- Hmm…. Not having enough personal space. Unannounced visitors. Secrets.

JJ- You don’t like secrets?

Tristan- No. I want to know the whole truth… not just what you think I can handle. I’m a big girl.

JJ- Name three of your biggest dreams that you hope to accomplish.

Tristan- I don’t have dreams. I have goals that I will achieve. I plan to graduate from Steeplechase a year early with a GPA of 3.8 or better. I plan to attend Bloomsburg University then Bucknell. Then I’d like to open a practice in Elkhart.

JJ- Would you offer your Dad a discount to care for his animals?

Tristan- Our animals, you mean? And I would treat them free of charge.

JJ- That’s very generous of you. You must really like animals.

Tristan- It’s something that I am passionate about.

JJ- Okay, next- Name one of your biggest fears?

Tristan- I don’t know what I’d do if something were to ever happen to one of my family members… That haunts my dreams at night.

JJ- Okay. Last question. Do you know what the author, Addison Kline has in store for you?

Tristan- That girl’s got secrets and she’s not telling me anything!

JJ- Thanks for your time today Tristan. Okay folks, that’s all for today. Next time, we will be sitting down with Tristan’s father Jack Morrow to see what makes him tick. From what I hear in town, he’s not the kind of guy you want to get on the wrong side of. Hopefully I don’t piss him off! Til next time. JJ Out!


MY REVIEW

My oh My!  Shadow Dancer is one of those stories that leaves a lasting impression with the reader.  Be prepared to be taken on a journey  that is rife with suspense, mystery, intrigue and drama.  It is a gripping read that will you on the edge of your seat and have you turning the pages as you eagerly try to find out what next this story has in store for you.

This is a great start to what appears to be a new series, and it can be read as a standalone. When the story began there were questions that sprung to mind and the only way to get them answered was to delve deeper into the story. It pulls you in from the outset and holds you until the very end. This is a difficult read to put down, so be prepared to lose some sleep.


It was not difficult to figure out who the villain was, however, what made the story intriguing  was figuring out what is next move would be.

The story focuses on the Morrow family. This family is shrouded in secrets that even after fifteen years they are still haunted by it.  The secrets came to light when Tristan Morrow received an assignment in her English class, where she was required to write a biography on her mother. Tristan grew up believing that her mom had left her family, howvever she found oout that htis was not the case.  Tristan discovered that her mother was taken from her famiy in a violent manner.

 What follows is a story of discovery, love passion and obsession.  It shows the effect that one man's obsession can have on his victim and by extension the victim's family.

If you like stories filled with intrigue, mystery, suspense and that keep you up way into the night then buy yourself a copy of Shadow Dancer


Favourite quote
First, be careful who you trust, second when you love, love with all your heart and thirdly when you believe in something, fight with all your might, until there is no fighting left to be done. Live life with courage and with faith.




N.B I RECEIVED A COPY OF THIS BOOK IN EXCHANGE FOR A HONEST REVIEW.