February 27, 2014

Cover Reveal for Very Wicked Things by Ilsa Madden-Mills

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Very Wicked Things
Book 2 of the Briarcrest Academy Series
A new adult romance from bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills
Release Date May 13, 2014
Synopsis:
Born on the poor side of town…
Ballerina Dovey Beckham is a scholarship student at Briarcrest Academy, determined to prove she’s more than just a girl with the wrong pedigree. She does whatever it takes to succeed in her endgame, even if it means surrendering her body…but never her heart.
Until the day she meets him, and he rips apart all her well-laid plans. Suddenly, the girl everyone thought unbreakable might just shatter.
Born into wealth and privilege…
Cuba “Hollywood” Hudson is rich, spoiled, and a star football player. With his fast cars and superficial girlfriends, he lives the high-life, hiding his secrets from the world.
Until the day he meets her, and she offers him something he’s never tasted…love.
But once in a lifetime kind of love doesn’t come easy. When trust crumbles and doubts creep in, both will have to decide to either love or let go…forever.
Welcome to Briarcrest Academy, where sometimes, only the wicked survive.

Excerpt:
Cuba’s POV
Not exactly a meet-cute…
The room closed in, making me sweat. I hadn’t talked to her in over a year, and now here we were, face-to-face. Two ex-lovers who hated each other.
I had to get away from her.
Dovey tilted her head as I stood, giving me a scathing glare. “Leaving so soon? Yeah, go ahead, cut and run. Coward.”
I ignored her and tried to get Weinstein’s attention, to let her know she could flunk me for all I cared.
“Before you go, tell me one thing, and I’ll make sure we aren’t partners in this class. You’ll be free of me,” she said.
“What?” I asked, my voice going all raspy, blocking all the words I wanted to say. They weren’t things she ever needed to hear.
“Why so cruel to me? You aren’t to the other girls you date and dump. Why single me out?”
I seethed. “And it didn’t take you long to find someone else, now did it? How is Spider? Does he get you hot like I did?”
She smirked. “He’s fine. He thinks I hung the moon. He thinks you’re an ass. I agree.”
I tightened my fists and pressed them against my thighs, swearing to myself I wasn’t responding to her bait. I swore. She was a dangerous game I didn’t need to play.
Suddenly, her face fell. Was she recalling the last time we were together? Was she remembering how I used to…
 “I trusted you,” she whispered, all her anger seeming to be gone. The unsteadiness of her voice undid me, sent me right over the edge of that precarious cliff I’d been hanging on to by the skin of my teeth.
Yeah, she hadn’t been the only one who’d trusted me. I’d ruined them all. Every last one. Dark thoughts assaulted me, of the blood I had on my hands.
Snap! My pencil broke and small pieces flew across my desk and into the empty space between us.
I wanted to pummel my desk until my fists bled. I wanted to punch a hole through the wall, the floor, my face.
Everything was my fault. Just mine.
She’d been collateral damage, the kind that breaks everyone involved. And I was sorry for it, but sometimes you do what hurts because it’s for the best.
But she was my kryptonite, leaving me no option but to hurt her. Again.
I didn’t think about my cruel words, I just said them. “You were a curiosity, Dovey. You weren’t the usual BA girl, and I wanted a taste. That’s all. I moved on when it got boring. Get over it.”


Author Bio:
Ilsa Madden-Mills is a loving wife and mother, a loyal friend, and a teacher. When all that is done, she writes. Obsessively.
She spent several years teaching high school English, but now hangs out at home with two small kids, a neurotic cat, and her Viking husband. She collects magnets and rarely cooks except to bake her own pretzels.
When she’s not typing away at a story, you can find her drinking too much Diet Coke, jamming out to Pink, or checking on her carefully maintained chocolate stash.
She loves to hear from fans and fellow authors.
Very Wicked Things is Book 2 of the BA Series.
Very Bad Things is currently available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBooks.
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February 25, 2014

Review: Push the Envelope by Rochelle Paige

Title: Push the Envelope
Author: Rochelle Paige
Release Date: Out Now
Goodreads Blurb:

Alexa is just your average college junior, attending classes and piloting Mile High Club charter flights. Boys haven't been on her radar for a couple years after a disastrous breakup with her high school sweetheart. Her plans to focus on school hit a bit of a snag when she meets bad-boy Drake Bennett and he sets his sights on making her his own. 

Drake transferred to Blythe College for the rugby team, not for a new assortment of college girls. He's sexy and cocky, and he attracts women like moths to a flame. When he meets Alexa, Drake knows he's met his match. She tries to resist him, but Drake isn't used to taking no for an answer.

This does not have a cliffhanger.
                                                              Warning: 18+ due to sexual content

*Review*

I Really liked this book. I thought Drake had a perfect balance of Alpha male and being a Sweetheart.

Alexa, I thought she had one of the perfect jobs. You never see a female being a pilot. It was awesome. Or a female having a decent job in college. Drake is a nice guy with a tad bit of Alpha male. He gets what he wants and what he wants is Alexa. 

I liked the character's but at the begging I had Doubt's about Alexa's bestfriend,Aubrey. I thought she was kinda obnoxious. But as the story progress's you find out that she is actually a nice friend. She was their for Alexa when she really needed her. I also really liked Jackson. He was Aubrey sister and Alexa's best guy friend. 

I also like that this story have cheating. I really hate cheating and wont read book's with it in it.

I really Can't wait for Jackson's book.

*4 Stars*

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Cover Reveal for DELIVER ME by Kate Jarvik Birch


Title: Deliver Me
Author: Kate Jarvik Birch
Release Date: April 15th, 2014 from Bloomsbury Spark

*Goodreads Blurb*

One People. One Union. One Future. 
Wynne’s entire life is dictated by the Union: the clothes she wears, the books she reads, even the genes she inherited. And like every other girl in the Union, Wynne dreams of being chosen as a Carrier on her 16th birthday—one of the elite selected to carry the future generation within her womb. Wynne and her best friend Odessa are certain they will both make the cut, but when Odessa is chosen and whisked off to a life of privilege, Wynne is left behind to work as an assistant, delivering babies for the Union.
As Odessa slips deeper and deeper into the role of Carrier, Wynne begins to see the Union for what it really is: a society that criminalizes the notion of love, and forbids words like mother and family.
For the first time in her life, Wynne is faced with a choice: submit to the will of the Union, or find a way to escape and save Odessa before she is lost forever.


*About the Author*

Kate Jarvik Birch is a visual artist and writer living in Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband and three kids. She wrote her first novel in fourth grade. The main character was suspiciously similar to herself and the love interest bore quite a strong resemblance to the boy she had a crush on. As an adult, her essays and short stories have been published in Isotope: A Journal of Literary Nature and Science Writing, Saint Ann's Review, Scissors and Spackle and Indiana Review. Her first play, (a man enters), co-written with Elaine Jarvik, was produced in 2011 by Salt Lake Acting Co.


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February 23, 2014

Review: Until November by Aurora Rose Reynolds

Title: Until November (Until, #1)
Author: Aurora Rose Reynolds
Release Date: Out Now
Goodreads Description:

November is looking forward to getting to know her father and the safety of a small town. After leaving the Big Apple and her bad memories for Tennessee, November starts working for her dad at his strip club doing the books. The one time she’s allowed there during club hours she runs into Asher Mayson. He’s perfect until he opens his mouth and makes assumptions. November wants nothing to do with Asher but too bad for November, fate has other plans. 

Asher Mayson has never had a problem getting a woman, that is until November. Now all he can think about is making November his and keeping her safe. 

Warning 18+ sexual content and a strong Alpha Male.



*Review*

This was an awesome book. November was a pretty kickass Character. She was her own boss and didn't let Asher boss her around ( too much). November has had a tough life living with her Botox slut of a mother. Her mother was always there to push her down. Now that November was attacked in New York, she's moving to Tennessee to live with her dad. Her dad owns a strip club, and he wants November there to do the books behind the scenes. While there to show her around , she meets Asher Mayson. 

Asher Mayson is defiantly one of those alpha Males that wants you to do what he says. But not so luckily he sees November with her dad and thanks the worst. The first time he ever saw November he knew she was the "One". But Novembers not so sure what his intentions are.

After someone breaks into her apartment at her dads, Asher makes her stay at his house with her dog, beast, whom saved her life during her attack in New York. From there, November realizes that she does really like Asher, but she doesn't want to be just another one night stand, because she doesn't do that, it's just not her. She tells him this and he agrees with her...

I really like all of the characters in the book. Both family's Novembers and Asher's we're amazing. I'm glad that November finally had a family that actually liked her, and deserved her.

*5 Asher Mayson Baby Stars*


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Review : Beck by Harper Sloan

Title: Beck (Corps Security, #3)
Author: Harper Sloan
Release Date: Out Now
Source: Bought (paperback, ebook)
Goodreads Description:

DEE
I’ve always been good at wearing masks. Not letting anyone see the real me. I’m content being the happy-go-lucky best friend. The strong willed boss. The independent woman who doesn’t need a man. 

But the truth is I’m just as broken as the rest of you. I’m terrified that all it will take is one person to make all my carefully constructed walls crumble into fine dust. So I guard my heart with everything I have. Determined to never let anyone get close enough to hurt me again.

All is perfect until HE walks into my life. No… he doesn’t just walk. He struts his good-looking, sex-oozing self right into my space and demands that I see HIM. Making me want what I know I can’t have.

So I did the only thing I know how to do.
I run.
But he just won’t let me go.

BECK
The second I see her, I know she will be mine. I see past the gorgeous smiles and heart-stopping laughter. I see HER. She doesn’t want me to know her secrets or the past that haunts her, but I make it my mission to find out.

To make her mine.

She can run all she wants, but it will never be far enough to stop me from coming after her. 
She’s it for me and she knows it.
She’s just too scared to admit it.

*Review* 

Wow! What a Freaking book. I loved it. It was such an amazing read. 

I loved that On the Days that Dee was at her lowest she always had Beck there to pick her up. I loved Him for her. Beck was just awesome in  my opinion. He was her rock, and she was his. I loved how Harper portrayed these events  because it's  actually is something someone can go through. Dee was one of the Strongest woman character's that I know of. She had a horrible life, but she didn't let it stop her. Yes, some days were harder but in the end she survived it.

*5 Tear Jerking Stars*



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Review : Cage by Harper Sloan

Title: Cage (Corps Security, #2)
Author: Harper Sloan
Release Date: Out Now
Source: Bought (Patperback, ebook)
Goodreads Description:

**Warning** This book is intended for a mature reading**

 Greg Cage was born to protect. While growing up, he was his mother and sister's shield against the world... until he failed. For the last decade, he has carried that guilt and need for vengeance around... until it was stripped from him. Now, with his best friend getting married and no longer needing his protection, he is even more lost, completely adrift, and desperate for some control. All he has ever known was how to protect: his family, his friends, and his country. Can he go against everything he has ever known, and give up that control? Melissa Larson will never let anyone hold the reins in her life. She has been the rock in her family for more years than she can remember, and the fight to keep them together is her main priority right now. She has always been fiercely independent and proud. The last thing she will ever do is ask for someone else's help. But when that choice is out of her control, forcing her to rely on others to save her and her family, and pick up the pieces that are left, will she be able to let someone else be her strength? The second Greg locks eyes with Meli, he knows that she is someone he needs. Someone he craves. Meli knew the second she met Greg that he would be nothing but trouble and heartache. Her life takes an unexpected turn, and that bitch Fate is back to wreak more havoc on another member of the Corps family. All hell breaks loose, leaving Greg no choice but to call in a favor. He hooks back up with his old friend Braxxon Breaker from the Breakneck MC. Together, they make sure that nothing threatens anyone Greg loves again.(less)

*Review*
I loved Greg Cage in the first book. I really loved Cage in this book because he is such a Genuine guy. You don't find that a lot in books. Cage has always been a Procter and I think it suits him just fine.

I love Cage and Melissa together, they suit each other perfectly. I loved the story line. I love where the guy has to save the girl. I also love romance and suspense. This book had it all.

Melissa was a kickass character. She took care of her family. Which I loved about her. She was nice, but once you messed with her, she Kickedass.

I hated Mandy. Like Literally despised  her. Let's just say I'm happy with whatever happened to her.

*5 Greg Cage Stars*

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February 22, 2014

Review: Axel by Harper Sloan

Title: Axel (Corps Security, #1)
Author: Harper Sloan
Release Date: Out Now
Source: Bought (Paperback, ebook)
Goodreads Description:

Note from the author--This book is intended for a mature reading audience and isn't suitable for younger readers. 
Fate hasn’t always been friends with Isabelle West. In fact, fate has been a downright bitch. Isabelle has learned the hard way how hard life can be when fate isn’t by your side. It can hand you dreams on silver platters, but it can snatch them right back and hand you nightmares. One thing Isabelle knew for sure fate was consistent with was taking away everything she ever loved. For the last two years Isabelle has been slowly clearing the clouds of her past. Happiness is finally on the horizon. She has a thriving business, great friends, and her life back. All she has to do is jump over the last hurdle…her ex-husband. When problems start causing her to fear her new life, and memories that are better left forgotten start rushing to the surface the last thing she needs is a ghost from her past to come knocking on her door. Axel never thought he would look into the eyes of Isabelle West again, and he wasn’t sure he wanted to now. He’s carried his anger for so long he isn’t sure he can just turn it off, but when he is faced with protecting her and an unexpected desire to have her again, life gets a little more complicated. How will Axel and Isabelle deal when all their cards are put on the table and everything they thought was true blows up in their faces?


*Review*

I read this book when it first came out and LOVED it. I didn't write review's back then, but I do now.

With being said that I LOVED this book, I Actually Freaking LOVED it. Axel is a very hott alpha male that usually gets his way. I loved that about him. Axel and Izzy were high school sweethearts. I love Stories about how they get their second chance. This book is one of them. I loved the story line. It has action, Romance and suspense. 

I loved all the character's. I loved both Izzy and Dee in this. They had me laughing my butt off. I also Love SWAY. I wish a had me a sway.

This book was a five star read for me. Its a awesome book. Go buy it, Seriously.


*5 Holt Axel Reid Alpha Male Stars



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Cover Reveal for Cooper by Harper Sloan

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Goodreads Description:

Book 4 in the Corps Security series.

Asher & Chelcie's story - Coming Spring 2014



*About thAuthor*

Harper lives in small town Georgia just a short drive from her hometown of Peachtree City. She (and her 3 daughters) enjoy ruling the house they dubbed 'Estrogen Ocean', much to her husbands chagrin. Harper has a borderline unhealthy obsession with books; you can almost ALWAYS find her with her eReader attached. She enjoys bad reality TV and cheesy romantic flicks. Her favorite kind of hero--the super alpha kind!

Harper started using writing as a way to unwind when the house went to sleep at night; and with a house full of crazy it was the perfect way to just relax. It didn't take long before a head full of very demanding alphas would stop at nothing to have their story told.

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Review For Risking it all for Her Boss by Shannon MCClellan

Review for Risking it All For Her Boss By Sharron McClellan

                                             
                                                 
                                                 

Tile: Risking It All For Her Boss
Author: Sharron McClellan
Release Date: February 24th, 2014
Source: *eARC from Entangled Publishing*
Goodreads Description: 


Heroes for Hire: Big Risk. Big Reward. No Regrets.

 When High Risk Securities (HRS) agent, Eva Torres, botches an undercover job by failing to rescue both of the kidnap victims she was sent to retrieve, Quinn Blackwood—her former lover and the man who broke her heart—pulls her and one of the victims out of harm’s way. As a penalty for her sins, she’s offered the dull job of escorting a former bio-chemical warfare scientist to Washington D.C. to reunite with his daughter. Much to her displeasure, the job of monitoring her assignment is given to Quinn.  Quinn isn’t thrilled with the situation either. He taught Eva everything he knew about secrets, sex, and lies—but the biggest lie of all was the one he’d told himself: that his missions for HRS were more important than anything, including his relationship with Eva. Because now that they’re working together again, the urge to put his hands on her, to feel her beneath him, is killing him.  Things only get worse when their current operation goes wrong, and the scientist they’re guarding is kidnapped mid-air. Now, Eva and Quinn have to work together to find him before he is forced to create a monstrous weapon that could destroy entire cities. A hard task made more difficult when they find themselves fighting both the enemy and their building desire for each other. Can they work together for the sake of the mission without reigniting the passion between them—or will passion be the salvation of them all?


*Review*


This is my first book by Sharron McClellan and I half to say I'm impressed. This was a very enjoying book. From the action,suspense, and romance.From the start to the finish this book held my attention. I really couldn't put it down.

I really liked Eva. She was fearless and sometimes hardheaded, but that's what I liked about her. When she set her mind to do it, she did it no question asked (well maybe a few). I liked that she didn't let what Quinn's breaking them up affect her that much. She was still pretty professional.

Quinn, in my opinion was awesome.I liked that he still cared what happen to Eva, even after he broke up with her. He was so protective and you could still tell he loved her. But I wish he could of seen it sooner.

The only problem that I had with the book was that it need more romance in it. I'm all for a suspense book, but I also love romance. 

I really can't wait for the next books in the series!

*4 Stars* Book Recommended. 


*About the Author*




I always planned to be a writer of some sort. However, when I went to college, I took journalism and creative writing and sadly, the teacher’s sucked the love of writing out of me. So I turned to my next love–science. At first, I wanted to be a marine biologist, but there was the whole shark issue. Frankly, they freak me out.
Instead, I discovered the joys of playing in the dirt-a profession more commonly known as archaeology. For years, I focused on excavating ancient sites that included projectile points, burn pits and the occasional burial.
My focus returned to writing when I took a position during the archaeological off-season and ended up answering phones for Princess cruise line AKA The Love Boat. Which, when you consider I write romance, is somewhat ironic. It was during that time that I took to reading romance. It wasn’t long before I fell in love with the genre and returned to my first love-writing.
Five years later, I sold to Silhouette.Five years after that, I landed at Entangled Publishing–Huzzah!
Today, I live in San Diego, also known as the City of Perfect Weather. I have an awesome husband who supports my passion for the written word in every way possible.   We both love to travel so don’t be surprised to find locales I’ve visited appearing in my books and pictures popping up on the website. It’s a big world—both in my head and out there!

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February 21, 2014

Review for Hearts Under Seige by Natalie J. Damchroder

Title: Hearts Under Siege
Author: Natalie J. Damschoder
Release Date: February 24th, 2014
Source: *eARC From Entangled Publishing*
Goodreads Description:

Brady Fitzpatrick has spent a decade burying the pain of a broken heart while working for SIEGE, an information-gathering spy agency. That it kept him away from his family as well as his best friend Molly has been an unfortunate side effect. But when his brother, also an agent, is killed during a foreign op, Brady is drawn into a web of intrigue that threatens the lives of everyone he loves… 

Molly Byrnes has loved Brady forever. As his best friend and a de facto member of the Fitzpatrick family, she holds them together in their crushing grief. But as a member SIEGE’s ground team, she doesn't buy the official line about Brady’s brother’s “accidental” death and launches her own investigation—only to uncover a shocking secret that she and Brady must get to the bottom of before their target finds them.

Tangled emotions land them in bed together, opening Brady’s eyes to the incredible, fearless woman who’s been there for him all his life. But after a lifetime of disappointment, how can Molly trust the possibility of a future with him…or if they can count on any future at all?

*Review*

I really liked this book for the most part. I loved the whole bestfriend turns romance part of the book. I liked Molly and Brady together, but I still had iffy feelings about the whole Jessica Thing. I really didn't like her that much. I really wanted to smack Brady and tell him he's an idiot for not seeing what's in front of him. For the first part of the book he was "In love with Jessica" but then he suddenly isn't. I really needed more convincing that he was over her because for so long it was Jessica. Jessica this, Jessica that. Molly on the other hand, was a very likable character. I really felt sorry for her. She was in love with Brady for so long only to find out he was "In love with someone else". Brady and Molly Needed more time together for them. Yes, they have know each other all their life, but it was never anything more of friend or Family.

*4 Stars*



*About the Author*





Natalie J. Damschroder is an award-winning author of contemporary and paranormal romance, with an emphasis on romantic adventure. Her 11 novels, 7 novellas, and 15 short stories have been published by Avid Press, Echelon Press, and Amber Quill Press. She currently publishes romantic adventure with Carina Press and urban fantasy romance with Entangled Publishing. Her paranormal romance series, The Soul Series, is self-published.
Natalie grew up in Massachusetts, and loves the New England Patriots more than anything. (Except her family. And writing and reading. And popcorn.) When she’s not writing, she does freelance editing and works part time as a chiropractic assistant. She and her husband have two daughters they’ve dubbed “the anti-teenagers,” one of whom is also a novelist. (The other one prefers math. Smart kid. Practical.)


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