Thursday, October 8, 2015

Blog Tour: Guest Post - JASMINE by Selene Jasper

Today we have a guest post from author Selene Jasper, along with a giveaway to celebrate the release of her book JASMINE! Check it out! 

 Orphaned and raised by her older sister Zandra, Jasmine Tremaine was taught to never trust anyone but herself. Longing to start a life of her own, free from Zandra's controlling nature, Jasmine returns to their parents' home town and finds herself rescued by Draven: the first man to make her feel safe. She soon finds out though that he owns a a dungeon - a sex club - and immediately worries that he is the exact kind of man her sister warned her not to trust, and certainly never to fall in love with. Draven Rowan is a Master without a submissive, and sees Jasmine as a caged animal desperate for escape. But will she be able to let go and take a chance on love and happiness? Could she trust the Dom in him to love and protect her? Or will she continue to struggle with her sister's trust issues?

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Cover Reveal and Excerpt: UNTIL I MET YOU by S.L. Scott


Their love burned bright, white hot, and strikingly blue around the edges.
Some thought them careless.
Some thought them crazy.
No one approved.
Taylor Barrett was looking for answers in a universe that had abandoned him.
Jude Boehler flooded her dark world with charisma and mystery, drawing everyone into her hurricane.
It was a most captivating of love affairs. They were shooting stars, meteors in the sky, colliding to create a spectacularly wonderful reckless romance, leaving them breathless and tethered.
But that’s what Love does.
Their souls were exposed to the chaos, bare and vulnerable. Can these two star-crossed lovers survive the madness that is life?

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Review: NOCTE by Courtney Cole

Nocte by Courtney Cole


Synopsis:  My name is Calla Price. I’m eighteen years old, and I’m one half of a whole. My other half– my twin brother, my Finn– is crazy. I love him. More than life, more than anything. And even though I’m terrified he’ll suck me down with him, no one can save him but me.  I’m doing all I can to stay afloat in a sea of insanity, but I’m drowning more and more each day. So I reach out for a lifeline. Dare DuBray. He’s my savior and my anti-Christ. His arms are where I feel safe, where I’m afraid, where I belong, where I’m lost. He will heal me, break me, love me and hate me. He has the power to destroy me. Maybe that’s ok. Because I can’t seem to save Finn and love Dare without everyone getting hurt. Why? Because of a secret. A secret I’m so busy trying to figure out, that I never see it coming.  You won’t either.
Genre: New Adult
Rating: 4/5 STARS!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Teaser Blitz: Everything I Left Unsaid by M. O'Keefe!


Today we are sharing some teasers and a few giveaways for EVERYTHING I LEFT UNSAID by M. O'Keefe. This title will be released on Tuesday, October 13th. Be sure to enter to win one of the "Big Books" tote bags. In addition, if you pre-order the book now, you will be entered to win a $50 Gift Card to the online book-retailer of your choice.

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Fans of Jodi Ellen Malpas, K. Bromberg, and Joanna Wylde will be unable to resist this sexy, deeply intimate tale of a woman running from her past, and the darkly mysterious man who sets her free.

I didn’t think answering someone else’s cellphone would change my life. But the stranger with the low, deep voice on the other end of the line tempted me, awakened my body, set me on fire. He was looking for someone else. Instead he found me.

And I found a hot, secret world where I felt alive for the first time.

His name was Dylan, and, strangely, he made me feel safe. Desired. Compelled. Every dark thing he asked me to do, I did. Without question. I longed to meet him, but we were both keeping secrets. And mine were dangerous. If I took the first step, if I got closer to Dylan—emotionally, physically—then I wouldn’t be hiding anymore. I would be exposed, with nothing left to surrender but the truth. And my truth could hurt us both.


Cover Reveal: Sinful Longing by Lauren Blakely

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We are thrilled to bring you the Cover Reveal for Lauren Blakely’s SINFUL LONGING! SINFUL LONGING, the third title in Lauren’s New York Times and USA Today bestselling erotic romance Sinful Nights series, releases November 17th! SINFUL LONGING follows a new couple in the series! Yes, technically it can be read as a standalone, but you’ll likely enjoy it more if you read the first two books in the series, New York Times and USA Today bestselling novels SWEET SINFUL NIGHTS and SINFUL DESIRE!

Sarah Hansen at Okay Creations created this fabulous cover!

He's the inked brother. The one you're wondering about. The bad boy of the family.

Colin Sloan has a past. He's done things he's not proud of, but he's living differently now. Making changes in his life. Working hard, working out harder, and trying to win over one woman. He's utterly crazy about Elle Mariano, and though the sex is epic, their friends-with-benefits arrangement just isn’t cutting it anymore. He wants all of her, and is determined to prove he’s what she needs in her life.

Elle is fiery, loyal, and in major lust with Colin Sloan. He’s everything she craves in a man -- smart, sexy, kind -- and a rock star between the sheets. But his past hits too close to home for her, and the people she has to protect. There isn't room in her life for a relationship with Colin. Especially when she’s forced to keep a secret that could tear his family apart…

SINFUL LONGING is the third book in the steamy, sexy, suspenseful New York Times Bestselling Sinful Nights series from Lauren Blakely, author of the wildly popular Seductive Nights series...This high-heat, high-stakes romance series follows the Sloan family as each sibling falls madly in love against the backdrop of sin, money, greed, passion, mystery and suspense…

Review: Into a Dark Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

Someone's getting married. Someone's getting murdered.

In a dark, dark wood

Nora hasn't seen Clare for ten years. Not since Nora walked out of school one day and never went back.

There was a dark, dark house

Until, out of the blue, an invitation to Clare’s hen do arrives. Is this a chance for Nora to finally put her past behind her?

And in the dark, dark house there was a dark, dark room

But something goes wrong. Very wrong.

And in the dark, dark room....

Some things can’t stay secret for ever.

This book had me at "Someone's getting married. Someone's getting murdered." Lately I have been reading a few more suspense books and thrillers than I used to before, there is something about the unknown and unexpected in a book that is just irresistible. In a Dark, Dark Wood was no different.

I'm going to keep this short and sweet because this book is better enjoyed if you have no idea what's going to happen and what people's secrets and motives are.
Also I'd like to mention that I did this book on Audible, and it was truly fantastic! The narrator was able to become each one of the characters in the so well, that at times it felt like you were listening to more than one person telling the story.

Nora is a successful writer, and lives a comfortable life by herself in her flat in London.
Nora has a past though, 10 years ago she left school and never came back, never got in touch with her friends, moved out of town and just simply vanished, as far as her old life was concerned.
Now, at the age of 26 when she finally feels she's put the past behind her, she receives an email inviting her to Claire Cavendish's hen. Claire used to be Nora's best friend in high school. But why now? Why her? 

After careful consideration, Nora decides to go if her friend Nina, who was friend's with Claire as well, goes with her.
The Hen is being held in a house in the country hours away from London, and is being thrown by Claire's now best friend Flo.

When Nora and Nina arrive they find themselves in a beautiful estate, though secluded, in the middle of nowhere. No neighbors for miles and no cellphone reception.
Here they meet the rest of the guests, Melanie, Tom and the host, Flo. They are all friends of Claire's from recent years, met her while they went to Uni. 

Nora hasn't spoken to Claire in 10 years though, and the reason why she was invited to the Hen was still a mystery to her.
When Claire arrives, Nora finally gets to aske her face to face why would she reach out after such a long time, especially when Nora picked up and disappeared without giving anyone any explanation and without saying goodbye.
When Claire finally tells her the reason why she has invited her, Nora is completely blindsided. This is a confession she wasn't expecting and while Claire has done nothing wrong, Nora finds herself angry and resentful towards her.

The weekend at Flo's aunt's house was anything but enjoyable though, at first we see them start to get to know each other, talking about their lives and what they do for a living while playing drinking games.
Things get weird quick though when Flo has close to what everyone thought was a nervous breakdown. Nina and Nora definitely didn't like her from the very beginning, she was weird by all accounts. Snapping at people for inconsequential things and going completely berserk over trivial things.

The morning after the first night though, Nora notices something strange when she goes out for a run, footprints outside the house. This was strange because none of them, other than herself going for a run, had been outside the house and there were no neighbors for miles. After finding the footprints things will only take a turn for the worse.

It's worth mentioning that we get pieces of the story in two different time periods. In the present Nora is in the hospital after having been involved in a car accident and sustaining severe injuries, nobody will tell her exactly what happened though or who had died. She is struggling with her memory and the events from the weekend start coming to her in parts and some not at all.

What Nora does know though is that something terrible has happened, and that it wasn't just an accident, the police are looking for a murderer and that can only mean that someone didn't make it out of the house alive.

I can't really tell you guys more than that though, other than it was like being in a giant game of Clue! I listened while I was at work, while I was driving, while I was folding laundry, I just couldn't stop and I needed to know who had died and who was the murderer.
It was one of those stories where you first thing it was one person, then the next looks just as suspicious, and when you get to the chapter after that two more people are looking good for the murder too, they all had opportunity and they all had some kind of motive.
But what is the secret Nora is hiding? Could that be the reason all this terrible chain of events happened in the first place? Or was there someone else with their own secrets, trying to make sure they were never revealed? 

While I don't want to say anything that would spoil the ending for you guys, all I'm gonna say is that it was an unexpected outcome, and I was ok with that. I like being surprised and being given something I didn't consider for how things would turn out in the end. It left me thinking about Nora and her future a lot.

I was very invested with all the characters in this story. Nora, Nina, Claire, Flo, Tom and Melanie,  they were all unique and each one added a different layer of mystery and unease to the plot.
If you like a good mystery novel that will keep you guessing til the very end, well then I highly recommend this excellent debut novel by Ruth Ware!

Congratulations Ruth on Into a Dark Dark Wood's rights being acquired by Reese Witherspoon! Read more about that HERE!

Ruth Ware grew up in Sussex, on the south coast of England. After graduating from Manchester University she moved to Paris, before settling in North London. She has worked as a waitress, a bookseller, a teacher of English as a foreign language and a press officer. She is married with two small children, and In a Dark, Dark Wood is her d├ębut thriller.

Blog Tour: Excerpt and Giveaway: HARD AS STEEL by Laura Kaye

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We so excited to be able to bring you the Review & Excerpt Tour for Laura Kaye's HARD AS STEEL!! HARD AS STEEL is a Hard Ink/Raven Riders Crossover Series Novella brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights. It's available now, so grab your copy of this sexy novella today!

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About HARD AS STEEL: A Hard Ink/Raven Riders Crossover Novella After identifying her employer's dangerous enemies, Jessica Jakes takes refuge at the compound of the Raven Riders Motorcycle Club. Fellow Hard Ink tattooist and Raven leader Ike Young promises to keep Jess safe for as long as it takes, which would be perfect if his close, personal, round-the-clock protection didn't make it so hard to hide just how much she wants him—and always has. Ike Young loved and lost a woman in trouble once before. The last thing he needs is alone time with the sexiest and feistiest woman he's ever known, one he's purposely kept at a distance for years. Now, Ike's not sure he can keep his hands or his heart to himself—or that he even wants to anymore. And that means he has to do whatever it takes to hold on to Jess forever.  

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