Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Blog Tour: Just Fall by Annica Rossi

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Just Fall
by Annica Rossi

Average rating of 4.75 stars out of 5!

How far would you go to save everything?

Life hadn’t dealt Lauren St. John a fair hand, yet she considered herself lucky to be living on the majestic shores of Lake Michigan running the business her parents worked their whole lives to create... Until now.

Facing the possibility of losing The Grandview Inn and her relationship with Jake Kennedy, the man she vowed to marry, “Lo” is desperate to hold on.

In the middle of her anguish, the unexpected arrival of longtime
guests, Tom and Mary Blackwell, seems like a welcome relief, but just when she thinks things couldn’t get any worse, she discovers they’ve brought along an unwelcome ghost from her past.

Enter the dangerously seductive Parker Blackwell, renowned poker player and notorious bad boy, with a propensity for kinky sex.

Seven summers ago, the gauntlet was thrown down from the moment Lo and Parker laid eyes on each other. Too young to realize the gravity of their connection, their friendship grew until a series of tragic events began to unfold, and Parker mysteriously disappeared, leaving Lo heartbroken and unwilling to forgive.

Grown up now, and suddenly forced to confront their unresolved feelings and undeniably explosive sexual attraction, the situation intensifies into an enticing and comical game of “it’s your move”. But when Parker raises the stakes too high will Lo put herself on the line to save everything she’s ever known?

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   A penny for my thoughts? I liked Just Fall but I didn't love it. Lauren owns an inn her parents spent their whole lives creating. When she was younger, she and her crush, Parker Blackwell, had a deep connection. But Parker left and disappeared, making Lo a shattered mess. 

Years later, they are forced to reconcile and maybe once and for all accept and acknowledge the attraction they feel for each other. 

The sparks and the sexual tension were sizzling hot. As was Parker, but I can't help but feel like I've read this before. Don't get me wrong, I still very much enjoyed the story! The characters were great and the writing was on point too. 

Maybe I've just been reading way too many book. Who am I kidding, you could never read too many books!

Lo is a great female lead. I always like the independent characters over the Mary Sue types. Her and Parker's chemistry will jump out of the pages;)

Just Fall is a fine debut and I look forward to whatever else the author has in store for us. 

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I’m not normally attracted to bad boys, and he was the perfect
specimen, but there was an air of confidence about him that came from more
than just his stunning good looks, and it beckoned me to investigate. He
was picture perfect in every way…but as you know looks can be deceiving.

As I began to recover from my momentary brain lapse vague memories began
to surface in the back of my mind. I couldn't put my finger on it, but
there was something very familiar about those dimples…

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About the Author:
Michigan debut author, Annica Rossi, describes herself as a “serial mompreneur”. She spends her days creating customized gifts for those who have found their real life Happily Ever Afters, and by night she entertains her overactive imagination by penning sexy escapes that pack plenty of heat.

Her writing features smart, strong-willed women and their equally determined male counterparts whom they just can’t help but love.

“Just Fall”, the first novel in her Fall Series, is a seductive page-burner that’s kept her awake countless nights with only her faithful canines to keep her company.

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The R&R packages will include a signed
paperback,  a Hemp Sugar Body Scrub and lotion gift set with pouf, a
dreamsicle 3-1 massage moisturizing body candle AND an OPI Silver Travel
Train Case with 6 polishes. There will be 2 gift sets to give away each
over $100 value!

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Monday, December 30, 2013

Review: Believe by Erin McCarthy


Robin used to be a party girl… until she got black out drunk and woke up in bed with her best friend's boyfriend. Now she's faced with being THAT girl, and couldn't be more disgusted with herself. She can't even tell her friends the reason for her sudden sobriety and she avoids everyone until she meets Phoenix—quiet, tattooed, and different in every way that's good and oh, so bad…

Phoenix is two days out of jail when he meets Robin at his cousin's house, and he knows that he has no business talking to her, but he's drawn to her quiet demeanor, sweet smile, and artistic talent. She doesn't care that he's done time, or that he only has five bucks to his name, and she supports his goal to be a tattoo artist.

But Phoenix knows Robin has a secret, and that it's a naïve dream to believe that his record won't catch up with them at some point. Though neither is prepared for the explosive result when the past collides with the present…


“I’m no good for you. And you’re no good for me. But we’re going to do this anyway, aren’t we?”

Robin made a terrible mistake at the beginning of Believe, which resulted in her swearing off drinking and all partying. A girl who was both confident, as well as a party animal, became a recluse to the world around her. That is, until she met Phoenix.

Phoenix has his own problems. He has recently just gotten out of jail and doesn’t even have a penny to his name. Growing up with an addict of a mother, he has never known what love was, much less someone who actually cared.

Both these beautifully broken souls together scream “terrible idea” but along the way, they both learn how to love not only each other, but themselves.

“I’m alive; I’ve got my freedom, a job, two bucks in my pocket, and a beautiful woman who sees something in me.”

Believe is told from a dual pov and is the third book in the True Believer series. I feel like I know these characters as if they are my own family. Being able to see them in all their glory and mishaps has truly been gratifying.

Robin and Phoenix both have etched themselves into my heart like no other. I enjoyed seeing how sweet Phoenix was, not only to Robin, but those around him. He is an honest to goodness amazing man. Robin is just as wonderful as him. She is kind, loyal (despite prior circumstances,) and she sees the good in everyone.

Believe is a sexy yet emotional story about what is means to forgive, love and to be unafraid of what lies ahead. Leave the past in the past, and look forward to the future.

“The future for me was already a thing of the past.” -Phoenix

4 stars

Expected publication date January 21,2014 

*Thank you to Penguin via NetGalley for providing me with a review copy for an honest review

Friday, December 27, 2013

Blog Tour: Make Me by Amanda Heath

Make me, Channing. Make me fall. Push me, shove me, just make sure I get there.” I shout at him, taking a step back. His eyes clash with mine. I read the challenge there, making me take another step back. He stalks the few steps to me and grabs my arms slamming his forehead down on mine, “I’ll make you.” His lips skim against mine as he continues to speak, “And I’ll be falling right there with you.”
Paisley Vaughn grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. After finding her mother dead from an overdose, Paisley and her baby sister are shipped off to live with her maternal grandparents.
She always knew they were rich, she just didn’t realize how rich they were. Now she’s being forced to go to a prestigious high school. One where the tuition is more money then she’s ever seen.
Thinking these rich kids are going to be snobbish and rude, she’s surprised to find the Vaughn name means she is untouchable. Well unless your name is Channing Southerland.
Paisley has to navigate her new life and all the new people in it. While her mother might have lied about her grandparents, no one is lying about Channing. He’s beautiful, mean, arrogant, and turning her on.
Before long a war is fought, leaving Paisley wondering if she’ll be ruined or made. Though she might just fall irrevocably in love.
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“Do you really want me to fall for you?” I whisper.
He gets up from the ground and runs his fingers through his hair. He seems frustrated but I don’t know why. “That’s what I want,” he whispers also. Looking back at me. I can’t see his eyes from here but I know what they look like. Full of fear and uncertainly. “I’m scared though. I’ve never been in a serious relationship. And I really don’t want to fuck this up.”
I’m scared too. Sometimes he consumes my thoughts and that was before I knew how he felt. I couldn’t imagine what it would be like to be with him and I screw up. But I know that I want to fall for him. I know deep in my soul that I will never have a love in my life like I would with Channing.
And that’s the scariest thought I’ve ever had.
“I don’t know if that’s what I want,” I tell him looking away.
He runs his fingers through his hair yet again. “Paisley, don’t fuck with my head. I’ve had enough of that in my life. I can’t do crazy bitches anymore.”
I flinch with the comparison to his mother. To my mother. “I’m not fucking with your head. Maybe we shouldn’t do this.”
I can see he’s pissed now. He’s unable to see my fear that I’m trying to push him away, like he was trying to push me away. “Stop. The. Fucking. Head. Games!” he yells, taking a deep breath after each word.
“I’m not!” I yell back. Who knows what the truth is anymore. I’ve been screwed by a lot of people, but I’m still here. I wouldn’t survive being fucked over by Channing. I wouldn’t survive him breaking my heart.
“Dammit Paisley! Open your fucking eyes! This is fucking real. You and me, that’s real. What we feel isn’t a fling. I’ve never felt this way about anyone in my life. Don’t take it from me,” his voice is pleading.
My body breaks out in a cold sweat and I wipe my palms on my leggings. My limbs shake and I don’t know if I’m mad or just plain fucked up. Maybe it’s me with the commitment issues. No, I know it is me. So I do something for myself, I let go of that fear. Though it comes out more like anger.
“Make me, Channing. Make me fall. Push me, shove me, just make sure I get there,” I shout at him, taking a step back. His eyes clash with me. I read the challenge there, making me take another step back.
He stalks the few steps to me and grabs my arms slamming his forehead down on mine. “I’ll make you.” His lips skim against mine as he continues to speak. “And I’ll be falling right there with you.”
Meet Amanda
I live in southern Arkansas with my husband and young daughter. There is also an insane Boston Terrier running around. I've always been a lone wolf and find my friends in books. I started writing at a young age and I haven't stopped since. Most days you can find me either glued to my laptop or my kindle. My first novel, This Beautiful Thing was an Amazon best seller for 11 weeks and a year later I'm still tickled to see people enjoy it. I may not be a huge seller but I have the best fans ever and I thank God everyday for every single one of them.
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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Book Blitz:My Real by Mallory Grant

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Mallory Grant is a wife, mother of two, an avid reader, and educator. She's from a small town in Pennsylvania and likes to pretend she's a runner but really only likes to wear yoga pants and only runs when the chocolate starts to hit her thighs.

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

2,000 Likes, Christmas Giveaway!!

Happy Holidays!!

Wow. Jessica and I cannot believe we have 2,200 followers on our facebook page. You guys are amazing and we appreciate each and every one of you.

We have a little giveaway lined up for all of you with some super fun prizes set up! We have about 53 different prizes in store, calling for approximately 82 total winners!!

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Another thing you'll notice is that there are quite a few entry options available to you. If an Author or Blogger is donating something, we believe it to be right to try and send traffic over to their pages. Which means you can like their Facebook pages and follow them on Twitter for an additional entry. It is not mandatory, but it's mutually beneficial. It gives you an additional entry, and it also thanks them for donating something that they've worked very hard on. Another bright side is you'll then be in the know with any updates, teasers or giveaways of their own that may come around in the future!

We hope everyone has enjoyed the Holidays with their loved ones and hope you'll continue to do so into the New Year next week!

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Blog Tour: Quintessentially Q by Pepper Winters

Title: Quintessentially Q

Series: Monsters in the Dark, Book #2

Author: Pepper Winters

Genre: Erotic/Dark Contemporary Romance

Release Date: December 15, 2013

Tour Organized by: As the Pages Turn

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“All my life, I battled with the knowledge I was twisted… fucked up to want something so deliciously dark—wrong on so many levels. But then slave fifty-eight entered my world. Hissing, fighting, with a core of iron, she showed me an existence where two wrongs make a right."

Tess is Q’s completely. Q is Tess’s irrevocably. But now, they must learn the boundaries of their unconventional relationship, while Tess seeks vengeance on the men who sold her. Q made a blood-oath to deliver their corpses at Tess’s feet, and that’s just what he’ll do.

He may be a monster, but he’s Tess’s monster.


Pepper has truly outdone herself. Tears of Tess is one of my favorite reads this year but I think I like QQ sooooo much better!

"The combination of pleasure and pain undid me."

Q is a fucked up man, plain and simple. He aims to please by inflicting pain. Tess takes it because that's what she craves. 

These two are perfect for each other. 

"I've fucked you. I've hit you. I've loved you in my own way, but it's not enough to fix you. I can't whip what happened out of you. You need to help yourself, and I'm offering to be the one you take all that rage and pain out on."

The turn of events that happened while reading really did take me by surprise and bam I was sucked into the world of Tess and Q. I literally felt like I was in the story myself. So much action and emotion. My god the feels...I still get chills just thinking about it. 

Tess and Q both get tested beyond belief in this beautiful filled story of dark lust and most of all love. 

There was never a dull moment while reading QQ. And it may be possible that I have fallen deeper in love with Q than I already was. He's such a dominating man that's it's intoxicating. 

So unbelievably sexy. He's ruthless and the beast in him wants to beat the ever living daylights out of Tess. 

"How crazy does it make you, thinking about my cock deep inside, pounding you, stretching you?"

If you adored Tears of Tess then you're in for a huge treat with QQ!!!



Pepper Winters wears many roles. Some of them include writer, reader, sometimes wife. She loves dark, taboo stories that twist with your head. The more tortured the hero the better and she constantly thinks up ways to break and fix her characters. Oh, and sex… her books have sex.


She loves to travel and has an amazing, fabulous hubby (who speaks French—hot!) who puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends. She loves to hear from her readers so hit her up at pepperwinters@gmail.com





Twitter: https://twitter.com/PepperWinters

Blog: http://pepperwinters.wordpress.com/




Title: Tears of Tess

Series: Monsters in the Dark, Book #1

Author: Pepper Winters

Genre: Erotic/Dark Contemporary Romance

Release Date: November 18, 2013

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Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00EV9LSJI

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iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/tears-of-tess/id695859976?mt=11







 A New Adult Dark Contemporary Romance, not suitable for people sensitive to grief, slavery, and nonconsensual sex. A story about finding love in the strangest of places, a will of iron that grows from necessity, and forgiveness that may not be enough.

“My life was complete. Happy, content, everything neat and perfect.
Then it all changed.
I was sold.”

Tess Snow has everything she ever wanted: one more semester before a career in property development, a loving boyfriend, and a future dazzling bright with possibility. 

For their two year anniversary, Brax surprises Tess with a romantic trip to Mexico. Sandy beaches, delicious cocktails, and soul-connecting sex set the mood for a wonderful holiday. With a full heart, and looking forward to a passion filled week, Tess is on top of the world.

But lusty paradise is shattered.

Kidnapped. Drugged. Stolen. Tess is forced into a world full of darkness and terror. 

Captive and alone with no savior, no lover, no faith, no future, Tess evolves from terrified girl to fierce fighter. But no matter her strength, it can’t save her from the horror of being sold.

Can Brax find Tess before she’s broken and ruined, or will Tess’s new owner change her life forever?

Title: Twisted Together

Series: Monsters in the Dark, Book #3

Author: Pepper Winters

Genre: Erotic/Dark Contemporary Romance

Release Date: Early 2014




Twisted Together Synopsis:


“After battling through hell, I brought my esclave back from the brink of ruin. I sacrificed everything—my heart, my mind, my very desires to bring her back to life. And for a while, I thought it broke me, that I’d never be the same. But slowly the beast is growing bolder, and it’s finally time to show Tess how beautiful the dark can be.”

Q gave everything to bring Tess back. In return, he expects nothing less. Tess may have leashed and tamed him, but he’s still a monster inside.

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Blog Tour: Sorcery Code by Dima Zales



From the internationally bestselling authors who brought you the Krinar Chronicles comes a captivating tale of intrigue, love, and danger in a world where sorcery is entwined with science . . .

Once a respected member of the Sorcerer Council and now an outcast, Blaise has spent the last year of his life working on a special magical object. The goal is to allow anyone to do magic, not just the sorcerer elite. The outcome of his quest is unlike anything he could’ve ever imagined – because, instead of an object, he creates Her.

She is Gala, and she is anything but inanimate. Born in the Spell Realm, she is beautiful and highly intelligent – and nobody knows what she’s capable of. She will do anything to experience the world . . . even leave the man she is beginning to fall for.

Augusta, a powerful sorceress and Blaise’s former fiancée, sees Blaise’s deed as the ultimate hubris and Gala as an abomination that must be destroyed. In her quest to save the human race, Augusta will forge new alliances, becoming tangled in a web of intrigue that stretches further than any of them suspect. She may even have to turn to her new lover Barson, a ruthless warrior who might have an agenda of his own . . .


Dima Zales is a full-time science fiction and fantasy author residing in Palm Coast, Florida. Prior to becoming a writer, he worked in the software development industry in New York as both a programmer and an executive. From high-frequency trading software for big banks to mobile apps for popular magazines, Dima has done it all. In 2013, he left the software industry in order to concentrate on his writing career. 

Dima holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from NYU and a dual undergraduate degree in Computer Science / Psychology from Brooklyn College. He also has a number of hobbies and interests, the most unusual of which might be professional-level mentalism. He simulates mind-reading on stage and close-up, and has done shows for corporations, wealthy individuals, and friends.

He is also into healthy eating and fitness, so he should live long enough to finish all the book projects he starts. In fact, he very much hopes to catch the technological advancements that might let him live forever (biologically or otherwise). Aside from that, he also enjoys learning about current and future technologies that might enhance our lives, including artificial intelligence, biofeedback, brain-to-computer interfaces, and brain-enhancing implants.

In addition to his own works, Dima has collaborated on a number of romance novels with his wife, Anna Zaires. The Krinar Chronicles, an erotic science fiction series, has been a bestseller in its categories and has been recognized by the likes of Marie Claire andWoman’s Day. If you like erotic romance with a unique plot, please feel free to check it out, especially since the first book in the series (Close Liaisons) is available for free everywhere. Keep in mind, though, Dima Zales's books are going to be much more PG 13 . . . at least that’s the plan for now.

Anna Zaires is the love of his life and a huge inspiration in every aspect of his writing. She definitely adds her magic touch to anything Dima creates, and the books would not be the same without her. Dima’s fans are strongly encouraged to learn more about Anna and her work at http://www.annazaires.com.

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