Saturday, November 22, 2014

Release Day Blitz: Shiver by C.M. Foss




 Title: Shiver
Author: CM Foss
Release Date: Nov 22, 2014



This is a love story.

This is a romantic story.

Except bananas. Bananas are never romantic.

Lissa is a twenty-year-old girl trying to make it in the equestrian world. She’s sassy and smart, strong and a little weird. And she has no idea what she’s doing.

Ethan is twenty-seven, tattooed, tall, dark, and hot. And lugging some baggage. He’s already made it in the business and brings Lissa on to help get her on her feet. And it turns out, he likes a little weird.

Ethan’s made it clear that he’s not in the market for a relationship. Lissa is happy to learn the ropes and push her attraction aside.

But how do you draw the line when every touch makes you…shiver?







It sometimes surprised people how effectively I could tune out the world when I fell into a great read. I didn’t do it in the company of others often because, well, it was pretty rude. My family knew they could talk at me for twenty minutes and I wouldn’t process a word of what they’d said. Ethan had not had the dubious honor of witnessing it.

“Are you reading porn?” he whispered really loudly over my shoulder, startling me into actually dropping the Kindle onto my lap.

I fumbled to keep it from falling to the floor. “What? No!” I whispered back, laughing. “Are you reading over my shoulder?”

“I’ve been trying to talk to you for the past five minutes, and you haven’t heard a word I said. I figured I should see what had you so captivated.”

I started to giggle. “It’s not porn. It’s romance!”

“Romance.” He scoffed. “So you would consider it romantic if my huge cock slapped you in the face?”

I let out an incredibly loud bark of laughter, drawing looks from surrounding passengers. “That is not what it says!” I smacked him in the chest.

“Go on. Enlighten me then.”

“It’s about the emotions, you asshole! The feelings people have when they fall in love. The man who would never settle down finding his other half, who makes him realize he needs no one but her. If a penis inadvertently smacks someone in the face”—I shrugged, grinning wickedly—“well, so be it.”

He threw his arm around me, squeezing me close and kissing the top of my head. “You still fascinate me.” He laughed.

“I still haven’t decided if that’s a good thing or not,” I muttered.






I live in beautiful Northern Virginia with my incredible husband, two awesome kids, three dogs, and two budgies. My husband and I both grew up riding and competing horses and have our own equestrian operation that we run together. In my spare time, I read through the hundreds of stories awaiting me on my e-reader.

My love of books started early, and my mom used to ration my reading time so I didn't go through them too quickly. I love all things romantic, whether it's dark or light or silly or dirty, but I really love a happy ending!

In my small moments of quiet time, you'll find me sipping on wine and reading while any movie where people randomly burst into song or dance plays in the background.



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Friday, November 21, 2014

Release Day Blitz: Sugar Rush (Friend Zone #3) by Belle Aurora






Title: Sugar Rush
Series: Friend-Zoned #3
Author: Belle Aurora
Release Date: November 21, 2014

"I could not put this book down. It was laugh out loud funny, hot, romantic, sweet, and it even had me tearing up in parts. A perfect addition to an incredible series." ~ The Romance Room

"Ms Aurora has created a group of friends that you can't help but be envious of and want in your own life. You cannot help but fall in love with each and every one of them." ~ BJ's Book Blog


Max Leokov has watched the people around him find love.
At one point in life, he not only wanted that, but lived for it.
He loved once. He loved with all his heart.
His heart broken, he was left to care for his young daughter.

He deserves a second chance.

Helena Kovac has spent years studying.
She has worked her ass off to get her degree.
She doesn't have time for love. Hell, she doesn't have time to mess around, even.
Books and work are her life. Everything else comes second.

When Max and Helena join forces to help his daughter, Ceecee, they are shocked at the spark between them.

A cynic.
A workaholic.

When love hits, it hits hard.

And sometimes, love hurts.



Belle Aurora is twenty seven years old and was born in the land down under.
At an early age she fell in love with reading. Boredom one summer had her scouring the bookshelves at home. She stumbled across Sandra Brown's Breath of Scandal and fell in love with romance.
Having been brought up in a loud and boisterous family of Croatian descent, she developed a natural love for dramatics and humor. Only some years ago had she discovered a new love.
Humorous romance novels.
Kristen Ashley and R.L. Mathewson had opened a brand new world where she could lose herself yet feel safe and at home in their stories. Belle has been known to become a screeching banshee while anxiously awaiting their newest titles.
Belle never thought she would write. It had never interested her until recently. Friend-Zoned began to form and in February 2013 Belle typed the words Chapter One. And she fell in love.
With words.
With writing.
With a creative imagination she never knew she harbored.

Friend-Zoned is the first in the Friend-Zoned series. Keep an eye out for this cheeky author.


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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Release Launch: Saving Our Hearts (Matters of the Heart #2) by Velvet Reed




Title: Saving Our Hearts
Series: Matters of the Heart #2
Author: Velvet Reed
Release Date: 20 November, 2014


When your whole world shatters and time stands still, recovery is never easy. Plans and dreams, ripped apart now seem impossible and finding a steady rhythm for your beating heart seems unattainable.

Cole Tierney and Grace Rivers had a bright, uncomplicated future ahead of them, but the accident changed that. In the aftermath, there are wide reaching consequences, not only for Cole and Grace, but their loved ones too.

Only together can they battle to survive the impact. Is it enough for them to heal and fight for their future?

With just one glimmer of hope before them, will a small miracle have the strength to save their hearts?





Velvet Reed is the pen name of an avid book lover, reviewer and blogger who has turned writer.

Born and raised in Sydney, Australia; she is a city girl at heart but loves the laid back lifestyle of living in country New South Wales. Married to her first and only love, she is a devoted mother of three who juggles her very active children and their many extracurricular activities, working in the middle of the night, running a blog, and writing.

Velvet's love of reading was realized after the death of her amazing father. She used the escape into the fictional world to help her through her grief and post natal depression, not releasing the great impact so many talented authors would have on her life.



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** This book is recommended for people over 18 years due to strong language and sexual content.**
Grace Rivers is your everyday twenty-five year old. She could have the world at her feet, but instead chooses to help run the family business. After experiencing great loss early in her life, Grace values what's most important: her family and friends. But she aches to find that certain someone—that one great, passionate love who values family as much as she does.

Cole Tierney loves his life. He has a wonderful family, a loyal best friend and a successful career as an ER doctor. The only downside is he wants someone to share it with. After being used and left heartbroken, he wants to find someone who will love him for him and not his or his family's status.

"Every beat my heart makes is for you. Every time it beats faster it's because of you—because you're near me, because of your smile—because you take my breath away."

Their two hearts collide by chance and an undeniable connection is quickly made.

But when others are plotting against their happiness, will their love flatline, or will the rhythm of their hearts continue to beat as one?






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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Blog Tour: Sacrifice (Fate Series #3) by Emersyn Vallis


Don't miss out on the continuation of the fabulous Fate Series by Emersyn Vallis ... book #3 ... Sacrifice is available now!!



Title: Sacrifice
Series: Fates #3
Author: Emersyn Vallis
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: November 16, 2014



For years my life was in a state of Adjournment… 

Fate had constructed a plan to push me away… to save me… 

There was a danger I never knew existed, one I hadn't felt. 

My family positioned themselves around me, like Hanging Pawns, they shielded me from it and I lived blissfully unaware… 

Until now… 

Now, I know there are rules to this game... 

Sacrifices to be made in order to get to End Game... 

What would I Sacrifice for one more moment... one last look… touch… kiss? 

The answer is simple… 

Everything.




Chapter 1
Ignorance isn’t always bliss…
How did I get here? Not this specific seat exactly… I mean here, in this part of my life, where I never would have considered being. I know the events that led me here—my sisters moving back, my parents’ vow renewal, and a weekend that I could have practiced better control.

Could have.

I won’t deny it to myself that I wanted it to happen. I won’t deny it to you either…but Simon…

Well, he doesn’t need to know the truth. He’d be smug and pompous…or should I say he’d be himself. Simon was right about one thing, though. He said nothing about this game would be simple, and so far, it isn’t. If it was, the game would be over by now, and I would be sitting somewhere else having breakfast instead of waiting for him to join us.

Raising my coffee to my mouth, I sit here trying to ignore the pleas of Mea while we wait for everyone to get here.

“Please,” she asks.

“No.” I lean back in my seat staring at her.

“Please.” I watch her cup her hands and bring them up to her chest as she pleads.

“No.”

Here it comes…I can see the anger building, the slight twitch in her eye starting.

“Why not?” She drops her hands and her voice becomes louder than it was a few seconds ago.

Because bothering you is so much fun.

“Because I don’t like women…and I don’t want an assistant,” I tell her.

“Well, you do want an assistant,” Lexi mumbles.

“See!” Mea points to Lexi. “I’ll be so good! I follow you around anyway, and I hate women, too!” She bounces in her chair.

“I know. You’re like a lost little puppy.” My face wrinkles when she starts the face. “Did you forget? You’re Josh’s assistant,” I remind her for the millionth time. “How are we going to explain why you’re suddenly mine?”

We aren’t because she has no answer to that. For months, she’s been Josh’s assistant on set. Actually, if I’m being truthful, she has years of being Josh’s assistant under her belt.

Am I using that as a scapegoat?

Umm, yes!

I have to put up with her all day everyday anyway. I don’t need her as an Ass, too.

“I’m bored with Josh,” she whines, ignoring my question.

That’s nice…I’m sure your husband would like to know he bores you at work.

“Fine,” I groan, taking another mouthful of coffee.

“Really?” Mea’s voice is so happy, so filled with joy.

Stupid question.

“No,” I smirk into my mug so she can’t see me.

It’s not that I don’t like Mea…I like her a lot, actually. She’s just so much fun to tease.

“You’re a jerk,” Mea pouts.

See? Look at that lip. So. Much. Fun.

“We’ve been coming here every Sunday for weeks and every Sunday it starts out the same. Could you just tell her yes and be done with it.” Lexi’s head falls over the back of her chair.

Once again, the problem isn’t her being my Ass. It’s the fact that she is already Josh’s and further more… the girl knows nothing about make-up.

“I don’t know why you want to be my assistant. Like you said, it’s same thing you do now…just follow me around and look busy. Why do you need the title?” I look out the restaurant window, searching for the rest of our group.

“Because when I tell people I’m your assistant, it won’t feel like a lie.” She grabs a menu to look through it.

Wait, what?

“I…you…,” I try to think of something to say.

What a freaking jerk! She just admitted to lying to everyone about being my Ass.

Wait…this makes sense now. Every time someone mentioned giving something to my assistant, I laughed and said yeah.

Dammit! Mea took total advantage of my ignorance!

“This doesn’t make us friends.” I glare at her, still trying not to laugh.

Do I get a say in anything?

“Never.” Mea smiles.

I feel like that answers both my verbal and mental question.

“It doesn’t mean we’re going to be friends, either. We aren’t going to chitchat and gossip. I’m not about to play dress up and do your make-up.” I put my mug down on the table to wiggle my fingers through the air.

“So, cuddling is off the table too, then,” she asks catching me off guard.

Beg your pardon…

“Why the hell would we need to cuddle?” I ask, and Lexi begins to laugh.

“Well, say I’m stuck at your apartment because there’s so much snow outside. Does a sleepover count as all of those things?” She looks at us.

Pressing my lips together, I try to make sense of what she just said.

“Why the frig would you be at my apartment?” I question her.

“Well, why not?” She looks at me then Lexi, whose body is being jolted around by laughter.

“I…I honestly have no answer that you would accept,” I breathe out, exhausted.

“Okay. Can I ask one more question, though?” Mea beams.

“Just one?” I wait for it, trying to mentally prepare myself for the next bizarre thing she might spout out.

I think my eye is starting to twitch.

I need a cup.

Reaching down into my bag, I pull a few out.

“Eh, it depends on your answer…” She looks behind me.

“Fine, go ahead.” I turn to see everyone walking over to us, as I unwrap my medication.

“What if that did happen?” she asks.

That’s the same question with different words!

I’m going to have to make sure this girl never gets the opportunity to come over. I’ll never get her out.

“Then you can sleep on the couch or cuddle with Lexi.” I point to Lexi.

Sweet peanut buttery goodness…you’re the only one who gets me.

“Sidney only cuddles when she’s drunk. Then she’ll do all those things…play with your hair and gossip, the whole nine yards. Other than that, she’s a stick in the mud,” Lexi laughs.

I must attract people like this.

“She’s going to make me be her friend, isn’t she?” I ask Simon when he pulls out his seat next to me.

“I would love to tell you that you have a choice, but I think she’s going to win this one.” He lightly pinches my cheek.

Releasing a heavy sigh, I agree. “Thank you for not lying to me.”



Emersyn Vallis is a first time author with Adjournment being the first book in the Fated Series. Currently residing on the east coast with her husband and three children she is typically mistaken for being quiet and reserved her friends often describe her as a spastic spider monkey and always the first to be there with her quick wit to pull you back up when you’re feeling down. After reading as a hobby for most of her life it wasn’t until she had discovered R. L. Mathewson’s ‘Neighbor from Hell Series’ and Tara Sivec’s ‘Playing with Fire Series’ that she came up with the idea to fuse comedy and suspense together and her passion for writing was born.


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