Thursday, August 25, 2016

Cover Reveal: WATCHING THE SKY CRY by J.B. Hartnett

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Ten years is a long time when you’re thirty-two. We’d seen our share of ups and downs, but I could honestly say, they were mostly up. That’s the thing about happiness though. It lulls you into a false sense of security.

Neither one of us ever thought we’d ever be touched by crippling loss or immeasurable grief. But not all stories have a happy ending, and I knew, better than anyone, that sometimes, one of you won’t make it till the end. One of you has to go first. And one of you will be left behind to pick up the pieces.

That one is me.

But starting over isn’t what I thought it would be. I need escape from the memories that plague me, remind me. So I went back to where it all began. To the town where I was born. To the place whose beauty could pierce my pain. Where I experienced my first kiss, where I fell in love, where a man was my earth. And I…

I was his sky.

Julie is a southern California native, a fan of a really good story (preferably a romance with a happily ever after), really good pie (preferably pumpkin)and copious amounts of coffee (preferably Folgers).

She has always enjoyed writing and at one time thought she might be a singer/songwriter. The 'writer' part is that one that stuck.

Julie is obsessed with Pi...the equation and the food. She's allergic to cats, cantaloupe and hates mushrooms. So if you ever want to give her a gift, those are out for sure.

She currently lives with her romance hero husband and two boys in Melbourne, Australia.

Release Day: PIRATE by Eve Langlais

Pirate RDL BanToday we have the blog tour for Pirate by Eve Langlais! Grab your copy of this new scifi today! About Pirate:
A Galactic Adventure – with a sassy ship – and aliens!

Earth: a space pirate’s dream when it comes to booty, but not a good place to Earth: a space pirate’s dream when it comes to booty, but not a good place to hide when bounty hunters come looking. Pulling up stakes means Rafe must leave his vintage trailer behind, but in the process, he acquires a passenger, a mouthy female who seems to think she’s calling the shots. She’ll soon learn who’s the captain.

And it isn’t Annabelle, his bossy ship.

Travel the galaxy with this gypsy pirate as he looks for treasure–and finds trouble instead. The universe might be out to get him, but he’s not giving in without a fight.

“What were you doing on Earth?”
He stuck to the most obvious reason, the one he’d cultivated as a cover. “I was on your planet because I needed some rare goods. Given that Earth is out of the way and bound with restrictions on tampering with a developing species, any type of goods from your world fetch a high price at market.”
“So you’re in the import/export business? Funny, I would not have pegged you as a businessman.”
“Don’t say that.” He recoiled at the very idea. The horror. Him, dressed in a suit and tie, his clothing perfectly pressed? He couldn’t help but laugh. He gestured to his body. “Do I look like a businessman?”
“No, but then again, you also didn’t look like a guy who was hiding a spaceship under his house,” she retorted.
“Good point. But I will note that there are more spaceships hiding on your planet than you might imagine.”
“All that superior technology and you can’t help but crash land? And they say women are bad drivers.” The tilt of her lips let him know she teased.
“Where I come from, the women don’t drive at all.”
“Why am I not surprised to hear that?”
“There are reasons we do the things we do.” She would soon learn the universe was a harsh place, especially for females. Better if she began the process now of accepting her new status in life.
“Having a little pinky between your legs doesn’t give you the right to dictate.”
“Little? Lying isn’t attractive, wench. We both know I’m more than adequately endowed.”
To his surprise, she agreed. “Fine. You’re hung, which probably explains why you’re so stupid at times. All that blood loss.”
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Hello, my name is Eve and I am a Canadian author who loves to write hot romance, usually with hot shifters, cyborgs or aliens. I should warn you that I possess a twisted imagination and a sarcastic sense of humor something I like to let loose in my writing. I love to write, and while I don't always know what my mind is going to come up with next, I can promise it will be fun, probably humorous and most of all romantic, because I love a happily ever after. Thanks so much for coming by and checking me out. If you'd like to know more, read some excerpts or find out what's coming next, then please visit me at Or sign up for my new release email list at Happy reading! Eve Langlais  

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Review Tour: RUTHLESS by Lexi Blake

A Lawless Novel
By Lexi Blake
Coming August 9, 2016

The first in a sexy contemporary romance series featuring the Lawless siblings—from New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake.

The Lawless siblings are bound by vengeance. Riley, Drew, Brandon, and Mia believe the CEO of StratCast orchestrated their parents’ murder twenty years ago to steal their father’s software program. And there’s only one way Riley can find some solid evidence...

Heir to the StratCast legacy, Ellie Stratton hires a new attorney to handle a delicate business matter—and she’s shocked by her attraction to him. Over the course of a few weeks, Riley becomes her lover, her friend, her everything. But when her life is threatened, Ellie discovers that Riley is more obsessed with settling an old score than in the love she thought they were building. And Riley must choose between a revenge he’s prepared for all his life and the woman he’s sure he can’t live without...

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“Revenge was only one part of their plan. Justice was another.”

Ruthless is told from a combination of third person omniscient and subjective narratives (yeah, I had to look that up too). What this means is you have more of a bigger picture view and the internal dialogue for the main characters. This is a story telling technique that I haven’t seen in a while and I can’t remember any recent books in the romance genre where this was used. Or maybe I have but they didn’t stand out to me they way this story did. In the beginning it would take me off guard because I couldn’t tell WHOS head I was in. But stick with it! I think you’ll learn to love this added view of the story. I loved this book from page one. The prologue left me teary with my heart racing. After just a few short pages I was desperate for more. I needed to know what would happen to these characters and whether they would actually get the revenge they’ve spent multiple decades planning. And who would be damaged in the wake of their destruction.

“The safest way to ensure he got what he needed from her was to secure her loyalty. The easiest way to secure her loyalty was to become her lover.”

Ruthless mainly follows Riley Lawless one of four Lawless siblings. After the loss of their parents the siblings spend years trying to get back to each other and to find out what really happened the night they lost them. Part of their plan is to get inside information on one of the men they believe is responsible for their parents’ deaths, through his daughter. The unsuspecting Ellie Stratton gets caught in the middle of a dangerous game. Ellie’s father wished she had been a boy; A son that he could groom to take over his company. She has worked her whole life to be good enough. Yet has never felt like she was enough. For anyone. Until Riley walks in to her life and changes everything. But losing focus now, she could love all that she’s worked so hard for. The company is almost hers. Is she worth risking it all?

“Nothing that’s worth anything is safe.”

This was my first book by author Lexi Blake. Let me just say that I was not disappointed. She scattered so many seeds of what’s to come in the Lawless Sibling novels. I am eagerly awaiting SASTISFACTION, releasing in January. Book 2 in the Lawless series follows the youngest Lawless brother, Brandon. All the brothers had a hard life growing up in the system. Bran refuses to talk about all the details. But it changed him.

“He worried about Bran’s anger as much as he worried about Drew’s arctic chill. Whereas Bran had gone red hot, Drew was icy cold.”

If you’re like me and haven’t read any of Lexi’s books yet, I highly suggest you start with this one. The story was gripping with complex characters and so many different twists and turns. It left me desperate for more. I really hope that Lexi writes a book for each of the siblings. There were even a handful of side characters I wouldn’t mind learning more about. I’m going to leave you with a quote from RUTHLESS that I can’t stop thinking about. It hit me deep in my core.

“We all want to think there’s some magical normal out there that we could achieve if we only did this or believed in that. It’s not true. Normal for humans means struggle. We’re all out there trying to make it through.”

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NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog int eh world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance and urban fantasy that she found the stories of her heart. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome, or foursome may seem.


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Release Day: UN-SHATTERING LUCY by Terri Anne Browning


UN-SHATTERING LUCY by Terri Anne Browning 

Lucy & Harris, #4

The conclusion to USA Today Terri Anne Browning’s The Lucy & Harris Novella Series.


That was how Lucy Thornton felt in the aftermath of her breakup with Harris Cutter. Her family thought the best thing for her to do was to put the length of the country between her and Harris.

Reluctantly, she went.

The second Harris sets eyes on Lucy again, he knows she hasn’t moved on any more than he has. Realizing that he screwed up, he sets out to prove that they belong together. But the road to un-shattering Lucy is longer and darker than he ever could have imagined.




Defying Her Mafioso

Tainted Kiss

Drake & Lana Novella (TBT)

Angel’s Halo Book 5 (Raider)

Previous Books in the Series


Catching Lucy (Lucy & Harris, #1)

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Craving Lucy (Lucy & Harris #2)

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Rocking Kin (Lucy & Harris, #3)


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babit 093Terri Anne Browning is the USA TODAY bestselling author of The Rocker...Series. She started writing her own novellas at the age of sixteen, forcing her sister to be her one woman fan club. Now she has a few more readers and a lot more passion for writing. Being dyslexic, she never thought a career in writing would be possible, yet she has been on best selling lists multiple times since 2013. Reese: A Safe Haven Novella was her first Indie published book. The Rocker Who Holds Me changed the tables and kicked off The Rocker... series featuring the sinfully delicious members of Demon's Wings. The Rocker... Series has since expanded to OtherWorld with Axton Cage and his band members. Other books by Terri Anne include the Angel's Halo MC Series as well as The Lucy & Harris Novella Series. Terri Anne lives in Virginia with her husband, their three demons---err, children--and a loveable Olde English Bulldog named Link.  

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REVIEW: The Dreamcatcher by E.J Mellow

Rating: 5/5
Genre: Fantasy

Just when I thought I couldn't love Dev (Devlin) any more than I did from books one and two , E.j came out with a book from his point of view and suddenly I catch myself convincing my friends I am no longer single. (I won't explain that if you don't get it.) My only wish being that this book was longer, considering I finished it in less than 48 hours. 

I was looking through the reviews of some other bloggers before writing mine to see the different opinions and found myself getting genuinely jealous at everyone talking about how much they love Dev. I'd like to believe I understand him in a way others do not. I would also like to believe I am not crazy but you know, claiming ownership of a fictional character does that to you. Or, Dev does that to you. Seriously though, I love how much deeper E.J took us into Dev's heart in this one. I understand him so much more and so many scenes from books one and two are put into entirely different perspectives.You will understand this once you read the book, but seriously at some points I was like "What the heck?!" This did three different things for me; made me appreciate certain scenes from books one and two so much more, ruined certain scenes for me, and also made me cry on the treadmill at the gym. I am not joking. Some of the things Dev says in this book just makes you want to tattoo them on your heart forever and tell yourself he said them to you. In this book, you genuinely feel the tug between Dev and Molly in a completely different way and you get to personally feel the emotions Dev has for her in this book. You could already feel  how attached Dev was to Molly in books one and two, but in this book you see him sorta chipping at the seams the minute he first lays eyes on her at the tree the first time she enters their world. You get to first hand read his point of view of it all. You also get a lot of insight on some of the other characters as well. Dev is one of those characters that don't come around often, and E.j has done a great job at making him far from cliche. But much like The Divide this book ends on a cliffhanger; I am literally, counting down the days until The Destined (final book in the Dreamland series) is released, so I can dive into their world for the final time. 

Like I said, this book was very short, so I could only make this review as good as it can get without spoiling anythign because trust me, there is so much more I can say. Especially when it's involving Dev. But this would pretty much just be a review of spoilers if I didn't hold back. Get the book!



E.J. Mellow is the author behind the NA Contemporary Fantasy The Dreamland Series. When she’s not busy moonlighting in the realm of make-believe, she can be found doodling, buried in a book (usually this one), or playing video games.

Becoming obsessed with the written word at a young age, E.J. has been swimming in the creative writing field ever since penning a story about a family of hairballs that overtook her childhood bathroom. While that story might stand as her greatest yet, she’s still determined to beat it.

E.J. resides in NYC and is a member of Romance Writers of America and their Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Chapter.

Release Day + Giveaway: WAIT by AL Jackson

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From NYT & USA Today bestselling author comes a new Bleeding Stars stand-alone novel…

She is his strength and he is her weakness. And this time he won’t let her go.

Edie Evans is gorgeous.
She’s also the definition of off-limits.
But that didn't stop me from sneaking into her room to comfort her at night.
But guys like me? We destroy everything, so it should have been no surprise when I destroyed us, too.
The night I sent her running, I thought I’d never see her again.
Until I saw her standing like a vision in the crowd.

Austin Stone is dangerous. 
He broke my heart and I refused to give him the chance to do it again.
It’s been years since I’ve seen him, and now I can’t do anything but stare at the gorgeous, tattooed man playing onstage. I should run. I know I should. But like a fool, I run straight back to him.
Our desire is overpowering.
Our need unrelenting.

She is my hope.
He is my weakness.
We should have known a passion this intense would burn us right into the ground.


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"Meaningful. Mesmerizing. Magnificent...5 but should be 10 beautiful, broken, brilliant, and imperfectly perfect stars .” Karen, Bookalicious Babes Blog
"A beautifully written story about broken hearts and unshakable longing, about second chances and third chances and a whispered hope for a happily ever after. Intensely felt on every level, Edie and Austin’s story will own you." Vilma, Vilma’s Book Blog
“Beautiful. Sexy. Dripping with tenderness. I felt the emotion in this story all the way to my toes.” Mia Sheridan, NYT Bestselling Author
“6 Stars - Wait is equally devastating and beautiful! A.L. Jackson has a way of pouring words onto a page that makes you crave every piece of a story.” Molly McAdams, NYT Bestselling Author

“Shit,” I hissed, bracing myself against the spray of the icy shards pelting from the shower head.
I sucked in a breath, released it between clenched teeth, and forced myself fully under it.
Head dropped and chest heaving as rivers of ice-cold water slicked down my shoulders and back.
But it did nothing to lessen the need. Gave me no sanity or pacification.
Because all I could think about was the girl on the other side of the door.
My girl.  
In my bed.
Wearing just her panties and my shirt.
An angel I wanted to dirty.
I always had.
Love was messy like that.
All of my restraint scattered. I gripped my cock. Squeezed the base. My mouth dropped open at the pressure of my hand against my rigid length.
A fool thinking it might be enough.
God, I was a bastard, but there was nothing I could do before I was giving in, leaning forward and bracketing my forearm above my head to hold my weight.
Water pounded down on my head and back while I pounded my fist against my dick.
Trying to keep silent when all I wanted was to moan, teeth digging into my bottom lip as I pictured the girl spread out for me.
My breaths were coming short.
Panted and hard.
I gave into imagining the sounds she would make when I finally got to bury myself in her body.
A soft, soft gasp.  
I slowed, trying to convince myself that throaty sound was all in my mind.
Just another part of this fantasy.
Until I heard the small thump against the wall.
I mashed my eyes closed, like it might hide me.
Conceal the depravity of my actions after I’d just been comforting her hours before.
Heart thrashing, I turned and moved far enough to peek out the small section where the fabric shower curtain hadn’t been drawn fully closed.
It was just a little sliver that left me exposed.
But it was enough. When I peered out, I was looking right at my girl pressed up against the wall.
She stared right back at me.
And I wanted to be horrified, my mind scrambling to conjure every weak apology I could summon. Ready to fucking grovel to keep her from turning and running once again.
Because that’s exactly what I expected her to do.
But her expression…her expression clutched me in the center of the chest and sent what little brain function I had left stampeding south.
Red, lush lips were parted, her hand pressed to her hollow of her throat, pupils dilated so big that her hooded, cerulean eyes appeared black. Needy breaths were coming at me from that sweet mouth like a goddamned freight train.
Desire swelled in the confines of the too-tight room.
She pressed deeper into the wall as if it might support her weakened knees. Head rocked back. Thighs squeezing together.
My hand shot to the shower wall to steady myself. “Warning you, Edie, you need to get out of here. Right now.”

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A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad. Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, as well as the newest BLEEDING STARS novels. Watch for the next installments, WAIT and STAY, coming in 2016. If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book. Be sure not to miss new releases and sales from A.L. Jackson - Sign up to receive her newsletter or text “jackson” to 96000 to receive short but sweet updates on all the important news.
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