Monday, June 30, 2014

Blog Tour + Giveaway - Dream Huntress

Book Title: Dream Huntress
Author: Michelle Sharp
Release Date: June 23, 2014
Genre: Romantic Suspense/ Ignite

Detective Jordan Delany has a gift. Through her dreams, she connects with dead victims of violent crimes. Her isolated life as a drug cop is perfect for hiding the freakish visions, until her newest investigation has her posing as a cocktail waitress in a down-and-dirty strip club. When she’s saved from a drunken customer by a handsome stranger, the heated chemistry is exactly why she intends to keep Mr. Arrogant at bay. But learning he’s the new bouncer for the corrupt club she intends to bust just might be the one reason why she can’t.

Tyler McGee suspects a drug ring operating out of the local club is flooding the streets of his hometown with heroin. Determined to get answers, he plays the part of a fallen cop and lands the job of head bouncer. What he discovers is that the club owner isn’t the only deadly obstacle he’s facing. His attraction to an intriguing cocktail waitress with a penchant for danger just might kill him first.



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About The Author:

Michelle Sharp is a romantic suspense author from the Midwest. Although she has a degree in journalism from Southern Illinois University, she finds weaving tales of danger, deception, and love much preferable to reporting the cold, hard facts. Her goal in life? To team resilient, kick-ass heroines with the sexy alpha’s who love them. As most writers probably are, she is an avid reader. Her husband and kids would call it obsessive—but whatever. Her first choice is usually a story with a thrilling combination of danger and love, but any book with a great voice and intriguing story will keep her turning pages well past any reasonable bed-time.

Her debut novel will be published with Entangled Ignite in June of 2014. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and Missouri Romance Writers.



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REVIEW

When I pick up an adult book, it's usually because something in the description peaked my interest and let me tell you Dream Huntress was everything I expected it to be...thrilling and sexy and I loved it!

When we first meet Jordan, I got to admit...she has a lot of balls. Not only is she working undercover in one of the most dangerous fields (drugs), she does it as a thin, blonde hottie which attracts a lot of unwanted attention. Other than that, her next job takes her in one of the more notorious night clubs for trouble makers. I give her a lot of credit considering she lost her whole family, and still does the scary work she does. I love how she keeps her cool in heavy situations and her interactions with Ty were just heart-melting sexy.

Then there's Tyler McGee, who has some secrets of his own to why he dives into the same line of work as Jordan. I love Ty's eyes, and fierce attitude, plus the way he looks out for Jordan stole my heart. I'll take a Tyler McGee any day.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I loved the mystery/thriller aspect, with a little super natural thrown in and a ton of sexy moments. This book had some of everything and I really enjoyed it! Definitely worth a buy!

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TOUR


June 23
Guest blogging at Gothic Moms

June 24
Book featured at Sweeping Me

June 25
Book featured at Lisa Loves Books
Book featured at I Heart Reading

June 26
Book reviewed Literary Addicts
Interviewed at Read Your Writes

June 27
Guest blogging at Joyfully Reviewed
Interviewed at I’m Shelf-ish

June 30
Guest blogging at In the Pages of a Good Book
Book reviewed at Shortie Says
Book reviewed at She Hearts Books
Book reviewed Tori MacAllister

July 1
Book featured at Book Nook Nuts
Book featured at Escape by Fiction

July 2
Interviewed at Review From Here

July 3
Book reviewed at Racing to Read
Book featured at Rhi Reading
Guest blogging on Becky on Books…and Quilts

July 4
Book reviewed at Book Lunatic Ramblings
Book featured at Booklover Sue

Guest blogging at Urban Fantasy Investigations

Review - Dream Huntress by: Michelle Sharp



Detective Jordan Delany has a gift. Through her dreams, she connects with dead victims of violent crimes. Her isolated life as a drug cop is perfect for hiding the freakish visions, until her newest investigation has her posing as a cocktail waitress in a down-and-dirty strip club. When she’s saved from a drunken customer by a handsome stranger, the heated chemistry is exactly why she intends to keep Mr. Arrogant at bay. But learning he’s the new bouncer for the corrupt club she intends to bust just might be the one reason why she can’t.

Tyler McGee suspects a drug ring operating out of the local club is flooding the streets of his hometown with heroin. Determined to get answers, he plays the part of a fallen cop and lands the job of head bouncer. What he discovers is that the club owner isn’t the only deadly obstacle he’s facing. His attraction to an intriguing cocktail waitress with a penchant for danger just might kill him first.

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When I pick up an adult book, it's usually because something in the description peaked my interest and let me tell you Dream Huntress was everything I expected it to be...thrilling and sexy and I loved it!

When we first meet Jordan, I got to admit...she has a lot of balls. Not only is she working undercover in one of the most dangerous fields (drugs), she does it as a thin, blonde hottie which attracts a lot of unwanted attention. Other than that, her next job takes her in one of the more notorious night clubs for trouble makers. I give her a lot of credit considering she lost her whole family, and still does the scary work she does. I love how she keeps her cool in heavy situations and her interactions with Ty were just heart-melting sexy.

Then there's Tyler McGee, who has some secrets of his own to why he dives into the same line of work as Jordan. I love Ty's eyes, and fierce attitude, plus the way he looks out for Jordan stole my heart. I'll take a Tyler McGee any day.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I loved the mystery/thriller aspect, with a little super natural thrown in and a ton of sexy moments. This book had some of everything and I really enjoyed it! Definitely worth a buy!


- 4 out of 5 Splatters -

Cover Reveal + Giveaway - Descend


Title: Descend
Series: Awakened Fate (Book Two)
Author: SkyeMalone
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Wildflower Isle
Publication Date: August 4, 2014
Cover Designer: Karri Klawiter (www.artbykarri.com)


Chloe always dreamed of visiting the ocean, and now the ocean is the only place she has left to go. Trapped in the form of a mermaid and on the run from the Sylphaen, her best chance for safety lies in traveling with Zeke to his underwater home and staying under his protection there.

Leaving isn’t easy, however. Her best friend doesn’t know where she’s gone, and her family doesn’t either. She’s been forced to abandon Noah, the boy she’s liked for years and who she’s just discovered likes her too. She only hopes Zeke’s people will help her so she can return soon.

But when conspiracies follow her and people start to die, safety becomes harder to find than ever. The Sylphaen are coming. They’re more powerful than she could have imagined.

And they’re not through with Chloe yet.


Awaken by Skye Malone
Book #1 in The Awakened Fate Series


99¢ for a limited time!

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About Skye Malone


Skye Malone is a fantasy and paranormal romance author, which means she spends most of her time not-quite-convinced that the things she imagines couldn't actually exist.

Born and raised in central Illinois, she hopes someday to travel the world – though in the meantime she’ll take any story that whisks her off to a place where the fantastic lives inside the everyday. She loves strong and passionate characters, complex villains, and satisfying endings that stay with you long after the book is done. An inveterate writer, she can’t go a day without getting her hands on a keyboard, and can usually be found typing away while she listens to all the adventures unfolding in her head.


Skye also writes YA urban fantasy as Megan Joel Peterson and is the author of The Children and the Blood trilogy.

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Review - Make It Count by: Megan Erickson

Kat Caruso wishes her brain had a return policy, or at least a complaint hot-line. The defective organ is constantly distracted, terrible at statistics, and absolutely flooded with inappropriate thoughts about her boyfriend’s gorgeous best friend, Alec…who just so happens to be her brand new math tutor. Who knew nerd was so hot?

Kat usually goes through tutors like she does boyfriends—both always seem to bail when they realize how hopeless she is. It’s safer for her heart to keep everyone at arm’s reach. But Alec is always stepping just a little too close.

Alec Stone should not be fantasizing about Kat. She’s adorable, unbelievably witty, and completely off limits. He’d never stab his best friend in the back…

But when secrets are revealed, the lines of loyalty are blurred. To make it count, Alec must learn messy human emotions can’t be solved like a trigonometry function. And Kat has to trust Alec may be the first guy to want her for who she is, and not in spite of it.

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I just adore new adult books...especially when they're done right. Make It Count actually sort-of hit home for me in some instances and it made me connect to it that much more. I absolutely loved this book and it's adorable roller coaster ride of emotions.

With Kat, I instantly liked her quirky confidence. Plus, it was nice to see a character actually struggle for once. In real life people have learning disabilities, and it's nice to see it recognized in such a way that keeps the reader entranced. With her relationships with Max and Alec...I related a lot. I kept saying "man, I know how that feels" and it made me connect with her so much. Definitely liked Kat as our main character.

Then there's Alec Stone, and as Kat's brother would say, "solid name". The first detail we get about Alec is that he has pale green eyes...and I was instantly sold. On top of that, he's intelligent, runs, he wears glasses, he wants to be a lawyer for all the right reasons, and he's just one hell of a good guy. It's hard not to like Alec and his adorable smarts and protectiveness. Just adored him.

Overall, this book was everything I love in a new adult contemporary. Sexy moments, heartbreak, awesome side stories, and a ride that makes you not want to put the book down. Make It Count is one you should definitely pick up!

- 4 out of 5 Splatters -

Friday, June 27, 2014

Cover Reveal + Giveaway - GONE


Title: Gone
Author: Anna Bloom
Genre: Mature YA (intended for readers ages 16-19)
Publication: July 28th, 2014

Rebecca Walters harbours a dark secret, and as the fifty-three bangles she wears on her wrists as a self-imposed sentence of guilt remind her, she can’t even begin to consider moving on. Not after what happened on that night six months ago… a night which she can’t remember and yet managed to change her life forever.

When Rebecca comes across Joshua Adams, man equally haunted by past tragedies, on a moonlit beach, both of their lives are destined to change forever, and when the girl made out of the sun meets the boy made out of the moon and sea, anything can happen… but will the knowledge of their murky pasts bring them together or drive them apart?

Will Rebecca finally be able to claim her freedom? Will she stay and fight to be the girl she found on the sandy beaches of Cornwall or is she destined to keep running and hiding from a past that won’t stay Gone? One thing’s for certain: either way, nothing will ever be the same again.








Anna Bloom is a contemporary romance writer who writes about life as it happens. Combining a busy schedule of looking after two small children whilst working in a local school and completing The Uni Files series she also spends a lot of time imagining kissing hot guys – all in the name of her art.


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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Cover Reveal + Giveaway - Love and Other Theories


Love And Other Theories
by: Alexis Bass



About Love And Other Theories:

If you want more, you have to give less.

That’s the secret to dating in high school. By giving as little as they expect to get in return, seventeen-year-old Aubrey Housing and her three best friends have made it to the second semester of their senior year heartbreak-free. And it’s all thanks to a few simple rules: don’t commit, don’t be needy, and don’t give away your heart.

So when smoking-hot Nathan Diggs transfers to Lincoln High, it shouldn’t be a big deal. At least that’s what Aubrey tells herself. But Nathan’s new-boy charm, his kindness, and his disarming honesty throw Aubrey off her game and put her in danger of breaking the most important rule of all: Don’t fall in love.

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Pre-Order: Amazon // Barnes & Noble

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About Alexis Bass:

Alexis Bass grew up in Washington, went to college in Arizona, and spent her early twenties in Seattle. She currently lives in Northern California with Dylan McKay, her gorgeous and rambunctious golden retriever. She loves good fashion and good TV as much as a good book, and is a huge advocate of the three C’s: coffee, chocolate, and cheese. LOVE AND OTHER THEORIES is her first novel.


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Cover Reveal + Giveaway - Razed

RAZED, a sexy romance by award-winning author, Shiloh Walker, is the much awaited sequel to WRECKED in the Barnes Brothers series and it releases this December from Berkley!

Take a look at the cover and let us know what you think! Don’t forget to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a signed paperback copy of WRECKED, along with some fabulous swag! (Yes, it’s international :))





About RAZED:

Tattoo artist Keelie Jessup can handle that someone else has claimed the man of her dreams. She’s just not pleased with her remaining options…

Keelie doesn’t believe in the “perfect man.” But the men who are worth the trouble are usually taken—like her business partner Zach Barnes. After a string of bad luck and the lost chance with Zach, Keelie decides that maybe flying solo—and living with suppressed desires—is the key to happiness.

As a photographer, Zane Barnes has an eye for the human form, and his eyes can’t get enough of Keelie’s curves. Unfortunately, Keelie is like most women—always fawning over his little brother, Zach. Zane is about ready to give up, but then a few stolen moments at his brother's wedding have him thinking maybe there's a chance there after all. Now he just has to prove that the perfect man does exist...for her.


Also in the Barnes Brothers series: WRECKED by Shiloh Walker!



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About Shiloh Walker:

Shiloh Walker has been writing since she was a kid... she fell in love with vampires with the book Bunnicula and has worked her way up to the more...ah... serious vampire stories. She loves reading and writing anything paranormal, anything fantasy, but most all anything romantic. Once upon a time, she worked as a nurse, but now she writes full time and lives with her family in the Midwest. She also writes under the pen name J. C. Daniels.


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