Saturday, May 31, 2014

Wicked Innocence by Missy Johnson: Cover Reveal


Don’t let my petite and innocent appearance fool you, because I’m one person you don’t want to cross. I’m Micah, the youngest member of Resurrection…If only they knew how young. My fake ID says I’m twenty-one.

And I will be…in four years.

What can I say? I blossomed early. Home sucked, so I left, determined to do something with my life.

Landing the gig as lead vocalist in the band was a dream come true. I’ve worked hard to make something of myself and nothing is going to ruin that for me.

Then He showed up.

He’s hot as hell and so into me. But he’s also twenty-five.

I don’t want to lie to him, but if the truth comes out I’ll lose everything, including him.

Release Date: June 27, 2014

About the Author:

Missy lives in a small town in Central Victoria with her husband, and her confused pets (a dog who think she's a cat, a cat who thinks he's a get the picture).

When she's not writing, she can usually be found looking for something to read.

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Owning Violet by Monica Murphy: Cover Reveal


Violet Fowler is the good sister. She works hard at her family’s cosmetics company, is faithful to her boyfriend and never causes any trouble. Until Zachary disappoints her yet again with a promotion that will take him to London—and away from her. His leaving sets a new fire within her. What’s the point in being so good when no one else ever is?

Someone within Fleur Cosmetics wants that London promotion and will do anything to get it, including throwing temptation in the path of the not-so-faithful Zachary. Ryder McKay came from nothing and has fought every step of the way to his position at Fleur. And now the mysterious charmer has set his sights on Violet. If it worked for Zachary, it could work for him.

Seducing the good Fowler sister is easy. What Ryder doesn’t count on is how much Violet makes him feel. What started out as revenge soon becomes something deeper. Can Ryder go through with his plans to deceive Violet? Or is he only deceiving himself?

Releases: December 2, 2014

Other books in series (tentative release dates):

STEALING ROSE coming spring 2015
TAMING LILY coming summer 2015

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About Monica Murphy:

Monica Murphy is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series. She writes new adult and contemporary romance for Bantam and Avon. She also writes romance as USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson. A native Californian, she lives in the foothills below Yosemite.

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Life After Taylah by Bella Jewel: Release Blitz & Giveaway


My mother's name is Taylah, and once, a very long time ago, she was my best friend - she was everything I wanted to be.

Until the night she disappeared.

Ten years on and my life, my families lives and the world around us has never been the same again.
How can it be when you are left not knowing?

No leads. No connections. Nothing. Just pure emptiness.

My dancing is the only way I can separate myself from the pain that lies in my home, in my father's eyes and in my brother's spirit. They need me and I'll fight with everything I am to be there for them, but who will be there for me?

Then I meet Nate.

Champion Motocross racer and everything my father doesn't want for me. He's forbidden, he's beautiful, and he's carrying a bundle of his own secrets.

When I step into his world, there is no turning back.

He will consume me.

He will teach me how to breathe again.

He will put a tiny piece of my broken heart, back together.


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Bella Jewel is an Aussie girl through and through. She spent her life in Western Australia, growing up in many different areas of the state. She now currently lives in Perth with her husband, children and mass amounts of pets. She's crazy, fun, outgoing and friendly. Writing is her passion, she started at the young age of 18 but finally got the courage up to publish, and her first novel Hell's Knights was released in August 2013.
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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Taint by S.L. Jennings: Blog Tour Review & Giveaway


Right now, you’re probably asking yourself two things:
Who am I?
And, what the hell are you doing here?

Let’s start with the most obvious question, shall we?

You’re here, ladies, because you can’t f*ck.

Oh, stop it. Don’t cringe. No one under the age of 80 clutches their pearls.
You might as well get used to it, because for the next six weeks, you’re going to hear that word a lot. And you’re going to say it a lot.
Go ahead, try it out on your tongue.
F*ck. F***ck.

Ok, good. Now where were we?

If you enrolled yourself in this program then you are wholly aware that you’re a lousy lay. Good for you. Admitting it is half the battle.

For those of you that have been sent here by your husband or significant other, dry your tears and get over it. You’ve been given a gift, ladies. The gift of mind-blowing, wall-climbing, multiple-orgasm-inducing sex. You have the opportunity to f*ck like a porn star. And I guarantee, you will when I’m done with you.

And who am I?

Well, for the next six weeks, I will be your lover, your teacher, your best friend, and your worst enemy. Your every-f*cking-thing. I’m the one who is going to save your relationship and your sex life.

I am Justice Drake.
And I turn housewives into whores.

Now…who’s first?

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Most known for her starring role in a popular sitcom as a child, S.L. Jennings went on to earn her law degree from Harvard at the young age of 16. While studying for the bar exam and recording her debut hit album, she also won the Nobel Prize for her groundbreaking invention of calorie-free wine. When she isn’t conquering the seas in her yacht or flying her Gulfstream, she likes to spin elaborate webs of lies and has even documented a few of these said falsehoods.

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Review by Michelle:

First there's the cover. Yowza! Then there's the blurb. Yes, please! And finally there's the story and I was page turning like a woman obsessed. Taint by S.L. Jennings certainly grabs your attention with its stunning cover but the premise and the perspective alone are enough to keep you hooked while the air of mystery surrounding all things Justice Drake and the beautiful and poetic writing had me completely enraptured.

I cannot say this enough. I love a male POV! Justice Drake's perspective was nothing short of perfection. Although there seems to be a growing trend toward the male viewpoint, it can still be fairly hard to find authors that totally nail it. S.L. Jennings has been added to my short list of authors that I feel really and truly understand and convey the male point of view. Justice Drake is brutally and unapologetically honest. He thinks like a guy, he talks like a guy, he loves like a guy. It is fascinating to see things the way that he does and liberating to experience the way he speaks his mind with such abandon.

If there was ever a question as to whether this book is hot or not, let me put that to rest right now and just say that it is absolutely smokin'. Justice's hotness on its own was almost too much to handle but when combined with his blazing chemistry with Ally, the intense yearning they have for one another, and the taboo that a possible relationship between the two represents it made for a smoldering story just begging for ignition.

Surprisingly there were also more than a few humorous and amusing moments that helped to lighten the overall serious tone of the story. The easy friendship and connection that Justice found in Ally was heartwarming and brought out a side of Justice that was endearing and made him more human. Ally is adorably cute, sweet, goofy, clumsy, and just plain REAL. If there was ever a more likable character I certainly can't name her.

After reading the blurb there was just no way that I was not reading this book. There turned out to be even more going on with this story than I expected. It ran much deeper than anticipated, it was action packed, and there was never a dull moment. In fact there were revelations right up until the very end and the last 10% was totally jaw dropping and left me craving more.

Taint is raw and in your face yet soft and sweet. It is off-the-charts hot but also strikingly lyrical. This is the first S.L. Jennings book that I have had the pleasure of reading thus far but I aim to change that as soon as possible and can see a great many more in the very near future.

Rating: 5 Stars

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The Devil's Contract by Claire Contreras: Promo Tour w/ Excerpt & Giveaway


He gave them a choice.

She took it.

He made her promise two years.

She should have known there was a catch.

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Claire Contreras graduated with her BA in Psychology from Florida International University. She lives in Miami, Florida with her husband, two little boys, and three dogs.

Her favorite past times are: daydreaming, writing, and reading.

She has been described as a random, sarcastic, crazy girl with no filter.

Life is short, and it’s more bitter than sweet, so she tries to smile as often as her face allows. She enjoys stories with happy endings, because life is full of way too many unhappy ones or ones that will scare the daylights out of her and have her looking over her shoulder at every turn. Like I said, she's very random.

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“Amara… look at me. If you’ve ever fucking felt anything for me, you would look at me right now.”

She met his gaze as he cupped her cheek with his hand, brushing his fingers along her jaw.

“Tell me this isn’t real,” he said in the low voice that always twisted Amara’s insides. He inched closer to her so that his bent knee touched hers. “Tell me what we have is just sex,” he said, pressing his lips lightly on hers before backing away to look at her. He dragged his hand over her breasts and down to her stomach. “Tell me I don’t make you feel something here,” he said, tracing his fingertips along the hem of her shirt. She shivered as he touched her skin. He leaned into her and sucked on her neck, making a trail up to the skin behind her ear. “Tell me, baby,” he whispered huskily in her ear. “Tell me this is only physical. Tell me you only call me late at night because you want my dick and not my attention.”

The last thing she wanted was to be turned on by his words. She wanted to prove him wrong and walk out to lessen the pain they would both feel when she was gone, but she couldn’t fight him when he had his lips on her like that.

“You’re my friend,” Amara said lamely.

“Am I?” he asked as he continued to tease her, his lips traveling across her chest, her collarbone, tasting any skin he could reach.

“Yes,” she gasped when he stretched her shirt up and over her breasts, pulling a nipple into his mouth. “My best friend.”

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One True Thing by Lynne Jaymes: Release Blitz w/ Excerpt & Giveaway


“That was all before…” Jenna waves her hand in the air, but we both know what she means. Before I touched her in the most intimate places. Before I felt her shudder under my tongue. Before she tasted the salt on my skin. Before I promised a lot more than I could deliver.

Ty Branch has wanted one thing his entire life—to play professional baseball. When he gets a chance to move from San Francisco to play at Texas powerhouse Garvin State University, he's willing to do whatever it takes to make his dream come true, even if that means hiding his past. But when he meets dance major Jenna Taylor, the chemistry is so strong his single-minded quest begins to weaken. As he gets to know her quirky, small-town family, he falls more deeply
in love, but becomes even more sure he can never tell her the truth about his family.

When a surprise visitor blows his past wide-open, Ty is forced to come to terms with his secrets. But is the damage already done with Jolene or can he find a way to sacrifice everything he's worked for in order to win back the heart of a once-in-a-lifetime love.


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Lynne Jaymes is a life-long reader and accidental writer living in Northern California. She writes contemporary fiction that is sometimes funny, sometimes sexy and always from the heart. Although this is not her first venture into writing – Lynne is traditionally published in another genre under another name – she loves the indie world for the freedom it gives her to write the stories that call to her, the ones that mean the most and the ones that editors have said would never sell. ONE TRUE THING is the adaptation of the first book she ever wrote and the story is one that is close to her family and has lived deep in her soul for years. She is also the co-author of the second book in the UNFILTERED Series, UNFILTERED & UNKNOWN. Keep up with Lynne at

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I glance down at the worn, grey carpet. “I’m glad it was you too. I’ve wanted to talk to you all year.” What am I doing here? I should tell her goodnight and walk away instead of standing here sounding like a teenager at the prom.

“Really?” She looks like she’s trying decide if that’s just a line. “Why didn’t you?”

I look back down and Jenna bites her bottom lip just slightly in a way that’s both innocent and undeniably sexy.

“I just…” I can’t look at her anymore, so I pull my eyes away and stare down the empty hallway. Why haven’t I spoken to her in almost seven months? Because I’ve spent that time becoming someone new and I can’t wreck all of that hard work. Because I’d have to tell her about all of the things that I’ve kept hidden from everyone if we got involved. Because I’d have to be honest with her—and right now I can’t be honest with anyone. “It’s complicated.”

“Oh,” she says vaguely and I know she doesn’t understand. How could she? Jenna puts the key in her door. “Do you want to come in for a minute? I’ve got a couple of beers in the fridge.”

I glance at my own front door down the hall. The one I should be walking through right about now. “I should go…”

There’s no denying the disappointment in her eyes when she looks at me and it’s painful to know what I could have if I just take that one step forward.

“Okay,” Jenna says. She stands up on tiptoes and bends toward me, her lips grazing my cheek. My head is filled with the soft, powdery scent of her mixed with something deeper and sexier. “Thanks for the ride.” She lifts one finger and draws it down my neck slowly and that’s all it takes for me to lose every ounce of my resolve.

Before I can think about what I’m doing, I bend down and kiss her so hard that I feel the breath leave my body as I press her up against the door and lace her fingers through my own. I’m starting to get lost in the kiss when the reality of what I’m doing hits me.

“I’m sorry,” I say, taking a step back from her. The taste of her is still on my lips and I want more, so much more, but I can’t. It’s not right.

“Don’t be,” she says, grabbing my hand and pulling me closer.

But I resist, glancing away because I know if I look into her eyes I’ll lose every ounce of willpower I’m trying to summon. I can’t believe I’m about to undo everything I’ve put together these past few months. But Jenna is right here in front of me and she deserves to know the truth. “Listen…there are some things you don’t know about me…”

She looks into my eyes and I’m caught. “An STD?” she says boldly.

I wince. “No.”

“A felony? A girlfriend? A baby?”

I can’t help but laugh. In light of her guesses, maybe it’s not such a big deal. “No. Nothing like that.”

She grabs both of my hands and pulls me to her and every shred of resolve melts away. “Then I don’t care.”

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