Friday, April 29, 2016

#FeatureFriday: FROG HOLLOW by Savannah Blevins | @vannajodee @limitlessbooks

FROG HOLLOW by Savannah Blevins
Genre: New Adult Fantasy
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
- SYNOPSIS -
It’s a sign. No one is safe.

At just twenty-two years old, Wilhelmina Daniels inherits a house, a family of eclectic witches, and a death sentence on the same day. As revealed by Reid Thomas, her shy but smoldering neighbor, Wilhelmina is a descendent of the Innocent—a line of gifted women who are to be admired, feared, and above all else, protected.

Death, mayhem, and The Haunted...

The murder of Wilhelmina’s mother—the family matriarch—sends the small town’s rumor-mill into a frenzy. Suspicions fall on The Haunted, a rival force with dual personalities, one of them being Julien Cote.

It's difficult to believe the charming boy has a sexual deviant with a hankering for violence lurking inside. 

Rumor has it Julien can seduce an angel out of her wings. Wilhelmina doesn't have wings, but if he calls her cheri d'amour one more time, she's liable to lose something of equal importance—her heart. But with Reid hailing from her clan, will she stay close to her own, or venture into the unknown?

Even a powerful spell can’t seal Julien’s fate…

Julien knows an incantation that just might help Wilhelmina to solve her mother's death, but when an unidentified stalker is spotted spying in her house, her family is certain it's Julien’s dangerous alter ego come out to play.

Wilhelmina must decide—is risking her life worth the possible heartbreak of discovering the truth about Julien’s fate and her mother’s death? Or will she cast aside her desire for Julien and vow her love to Reid.

Leaving her past forever buried in the murky depth of…Frog Hollow.


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Read my REVIEW of FROG HOLLOW ➝ HERE
Read an EXCERPT of FROG HOLLOW ➝ HERE


- ABOUT THE AUTHOR: SAVANNAH BLEVINS -
Savannah was born in Hyden, Kentucky. She received her M.S in Speech Language Pathology from The University of Mississippi in 2009. She’s been writing since the early age of nine when she begged her parents for a type writer for Christmas.

She now lives in Corbin, Ky with her husband of eight years, John, and their two wonderful daughters, Delilah and Gracie.

When she isn’t working, or running after her kids, she spends her free time traveling the country with her husband. There is nothing better than a day of football in the grove, a late night of basketball at Rupp Arena or slapping the glass to celebrate another Washington Capitals goal.

She is a strong believer that with enough hard work and determination you can accomplish anything.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

FALLING STAR by @BrandyLRivers: BOOK PROMO


FALLING STAR by Brandy L Rivers
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Combustible #2 - Standalone
– SYNOPSIS –
One day of hell changed her forever.

Ella Cross wanted to bury her on-screen persona even before her abduction. Being in the spotlight grew worse after the ordeal. She left Raven Star behind to find herself again.

A fresh start.

No ties to her past.

In a small town where only her oldest friend knows who she was, she believes her secrets are safe. But secrets never stay hidden forever. Sooner or later the past always resurfaces.

Then she meets him.

Trent Ward can’t resist his new neighbor. Ella is familiar, but he can’t place why. He knows she’s running from something. As much as he wants to protect her, he wants to unravel her mystery.

Between his demons and her past, Trent may not have the strength to explore the growing connection to Ella.

Will he save her from her worst nightmare?

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 COMBUSTIBLE SERIES 
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– EXCERPT 
Ella noticed the condensed milk behind her and set her phone in the shopping cart before turning back. She ran right into a solid wall of man and stumbled back, pulling her hands up in a defensive stance.

He caught her upper arms before she fell and pulled her upright. She jerked away as her breath came in heavy pants.

“Hey, you all right?” His warm baritone eased the building panic, followed by pale blue eyes holding her gaze, calming the sudden fear.

Once her heartbeat slowed, she quickly took him in. Hair as black as night, icy blue eyes, pale skin, full pink lips. The emblem on his uniform struck a chord and the rest of her tension rolled away.

A nervous laugh escaped. “Sorry. I didn’t see you there.”

He ducked his gaze, a slight smile on his lips. “My fault.”

“Mine. I wasn’t looking.” I’m an idiot.

He chuckled. “I’ll admit, I was staring. You look familiar. Just trying to figure out why.”

No, no, no! He can’t know who I am. Shaking her head, she backed toward her cart and closed her eyes. Her heart tried to pound its way out of her chest.

“Sorry. Too forward?” He shuffled away one step and shoved his hands in his pockets. “I wasn’t trying to come on to you. You really do look familiar, and I can’t figure out why.”

She pushed the black frames up her nose and shrugged. “I’ve been in town all of an hour. Never been here before in my life.”

Recognition lit up his face and her heart sank. Maybe settling down was a really bad idea.

“Mila’s friend? Ella, right?”

Nodding, she took a relieved breath. “Yeah.”

“Must have seen pictures of you over at her house.”

“Oh.” A frown pulled at her lips.

He shook his head. “Damn. Hey, sorry. I’m Trent Ward.” He held out his hand, and she took it cautiously.

“Hi, Trent. Look, I’m doing a little shopping now that I’m finally here. I drove all day long and I’m tired, but I need food. I’m sure I’ll see you around.”

Her nervous rambling made him smile. “You will. I live across the street from you.”

“Huh. Have a nice night.” Dipping her head, she grabbed the condensed milk and dropped it into the cart before hurrying out of the aisle.





– ABOUT THE AUTHOR  
Brandy L Rivers is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Her two main series are Others of Edenton and Others of Seattle. She has also written a couple contemporary stories. An avid reader, Brandy has always loved writing. She became serious about it as a stay-at-home-mother. Her secret lair, guarded by a pint-sized pound puppy who imagines himself a hellhound, contains a file full of manuscripts she plans to edit and put out with new creations she is constantly dreaming up. Living in rainy Western Washington with her husband and three kids, Brandy is already working on future stories in each of the series, and several other projects. 

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Friday, April 22, 2016

INTO THE FIRE by Kelly Hashway: #YA #ParanormalRomance

INTO THE FIRE by Kelly Hashway

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

♒ SYNOPSIS 
In one month’s time, seventeen-year-old Cara Tillman will die and be reborn from her own ashes…

Her life of secrecy has never been easy. She’s watched her younger brother, Jeremy, burn and rise again in a coming-of-age process called rebirth. And just like her brother, when her time comes, she won’t remember anything from her first life other than she’s a Phoenix—a member of a small group of people descended from the mythical Phoenix bird.

The last thing she needs to worry about is falling for the new guy in town—Logan Schmidt.

Cara is drawn to Logan in a way she can’t explain, but she’s not exactly complaining. Everything is perfect…except it’s not. Once she’s reborn, she’ll forget Logan. And to make things worse, a Phoenix Hunter is on the loose, and Cara’s involvement with Logan is bringing out her Phoenix qualities—the very qualities that will draw the Hunter right to her.

Desperate times call for desperate measures…

Afraid of hurting Logan, Cara breaks it off for good. But her attraction to him runs deeper than a typical high school crush. She wants him—needs him. And if he proves willing to stay by her side, their love might destroy them both.

Can Cara hide from the Phoenix Hunters long enough to survive her rebirth? And if so, will it mean a new beginning with Logan—or the beginning of the end?


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♒ KELLY HASHWAY 
Kelly Hashway grew up reading R.L. Stein’s Fear Street novels and writing stories of her own, so it was no surprise to her family when she majored in English and later obtained a masters degree in English Secondary Education from East Stroudsburg University. After teaching middle school language arts for seven years, Hashway went back to school and focused specifically on writing. She is now the author of three young adult series, one middle grade series, and several picture books. She also writes contemporary romance under the pen name Ashelyn Drake. When she isn’t writing, Hashway works as a freelance editor for small presses as well as for her own list of clients. In her spare time, she enjoys running, traveling, and volunteering with the PTO. Hashway currently resides in Pennsylvania with her husband, daughter, and two pets.



Wednesday, April 13, 2016

SERIES #REVIEW: The Desert Pleasures Series by Zoe Blackwood

THE DESERT PLEASURES SERIES by Zoe Blackwood
Genre: EROTIC ROMANCE
-  BOOKS 
(All standalone novels)
HOLLYWOOD GIANT 
LOSING GRIP
LOSING HER
BROKEN MOON 

- SERIES BLURB -
Alicia Porter owns an exclusive and discreet male escort service for women called, Desert Pleasures. 

The clientele is unique, hand selected by Alicia herself, so her escorts are also not the standard for the industry, but rather something deliciously sinful.

The first four books in the series are introductions to the escorts, as well as the clientele (Losing Grip). Since these books feature different characters, they can be read in any order. Several books have character crossovers. 

**They can be enjoyed in any order and are intended for a mature audience.**

— Guest Review by C. — 
Have you ever read a series where each book got better and BETTER? A series where you fell in love with the characters even more with each installment? Yes? Well, that was my experience while reading The Desert Pleasures by Zoe Blackwood. While each book can technically be read as a standalone, I would recommend you read them all because you will connect with the characters even more.

Let me say that Alicia owns one heck of an escort company. Her, uh, escorts are not only incredibly hot and sexy, but incredible intriguing too! I loved reading all their stories — and they where quite the stories! Oh, my! Hot scenes and great plot lines made each book a must read for me! 

Zoe Blackwood's writing was appealing and easy to connect with! She certainly brought her characters to life and I had no problem envisioning the scenes and everything unfolded. I will certainly be checking out Zoe's future books as I truly enjoyed (A LOT!) reading this series!


HOLLYWOOD GIANT
- SYNOPSIS -
HOLLYWOOD LOOMS GIANT IN THE STRUGGLE FOR WHAT MATTERS MOST.

For Alex Butovsky, a Dominant, the relationship with his submissive, Nadia Petra, is the focus on his life. He came alive when he took care of her. For Nadia, Alex was her savior and beautiful, loving and devoted Master. Having always existed outside of conventional monogamy, Alex being an escort has never distressed Nadia. She empathized with women desperate to explore their submissive qualities. Nadia had never worried about losing Alex to another. 

Until her. 

Cara Valencia is different. She is the biggest movie star in the world and one of the most beautiful women alive. And she wanted Alex for herself. Nadia's struggle to maintain her devotion and honesty under fierce jealousy is matched with her Master's own struggle to manage his desire for another. Their very existence is at the mercy of fame, lust and deceit.

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LOSING GRIP
- SYNOPSIS -
Kristine Platt lost her lover. Then, she lost herself...

Fiercely independent and successful civil litigation attorney Kristine is used to taking charge and remaining under control. Life for her went according to plan, then it all fell apart.

Her break up with fellow attorney, Layne, leaves her shaken. She'd never imagined herself that capable of feeling that out of control.

A meeting with the owner of a discreet male escort service leads to a rather unusual relationship with male escort Nic Adair. The simplicity of their relationship appeals to her fear of intimacy. As the foundation of her confidence wanes, can Nic help Kristine restore balance in her life? Or is he just a distraction?

Learning to love and trust again may be too big a risk for Kristine. When a strange pattern of anonymous threats against her emerge, she will have to learn to trust the people in her life. Will her faith in herself and those that love her be restored? Or will everything cause her life to spin out of control? 

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LOSING HER
- SYNOPSIS -
HE HAS EVERYTHING HE WANTS AND NEEDS, EXCEPT FOR HER

​James Day has everything he wants: a satisfying career as a physical therapist and a skill most men would envy--he's good in bed. Women move in and out of his life seamlessly.

When a casual affair with Alicia Porter leads to an unusual opportunity, James begins a journey with uncertain consequences. Alicia's male escort service, Desert Pleasures, offers women the opportunity to have their desires realized. James finds a place where his skills are rewarded.

What could possibly go wrong?

When James develops interest in Kate, a physical therapist and co-worker, he realizes how he is perceived by some women. To a girl like, Kate, who is not into casual sex, a guy like James is dangerous.

James sets out to prove to Kate, and his sister Jenna, that there is more to him than his sexual talents. The truth of who he is, would have unforeseen consequences of their own. Has this self-proclaimed playboy finally met his match?

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BROKEN MOON
- SYNOPSIS -
HE YEARNS FOR LOVE. SHE IS AFRAID OF IT.

​Mannie isn't sure he still has a girlfriend. He isn't sure what kind of man he wants to be. He isn't sure if his sister will ever forgive him. The only thing he is sure of is that he wants everything in his life to change, except for his art. Drawing and tattooing is the only real thing he has.

An encounter with Alicia Porter, owner of the elite male escort service for women called, Desert Pleasures, leads to an unusual opportunity for Mannie. As he discovers his confidence and worth with women, he finds he only yearns for more.

When he meets Rain, it isn't love at first sight. But the possibility of what he can feel and wants to feel, leads him on a journey of self-discovery. He doesn't understand love, but wants it. Rain has had it, believes in its power, but mysteriously builds walls against it. Rain is only sure of one thing: they have to stay friends.

Rain won't talk about her past. Mannie is desperate to find his future.

If love can hurt and the devastation can be long-lasting, Mannie can only hope that which can be broken, can be made whole again.

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- ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
Zoe Blackwood is a pseudonym for author, Kim Streible. She resides in Kentucky, surrounded by various wildlife and dogs, because as long as she can remember, there's always been a dog in the house. She hates getting lost on back country roads and sushi. She loves Batman, music and 80's romantic comedies.



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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

CLASH by CA Harms - #NewRelease + #REVIEW


CLASH by CA Harms
A New Adult Standalone Romance Novel
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Release Date: April 12, 2016
 SYNOPSIS 
It was time to fight back. 

Time to live. 

Too much of my life had already been taken from me by a man that should have protected me. At the hands of pure evil I have lived in fear. When most young women were learning to love, I was fighting to live. 

I had broken free of the hate. 

Finally getting the chance to feel what real love was, but with all good things, bad times seem to follow. At least for me it does. My name is Payton Walters and I refused to allow them anymore of my freedom. 

I will not fall… 

Not this time.

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5 STARS! Reviewed for HEA Bookshelf AND MBMB!

I absolutely LOVED this book (are you shocked? I mean, it IS a Harms book!). Dylan is a swoon-worthy book boyfriend and Payton is a strong and admirable heroine! A book couple made in bookish heaven! It's not often I love both the hero AND heroine! I find that most times, one of the main characters has a quality that bugs me. Not the case here!

Payton had suffered SO much! My heart ACHED for her. I hated her mom for being selfish and don't even get me started on her piece of shit "father"! I'm so glad she had Casey and her family (loved Casey's mom!). No child should ever go through what Payton had lived through for YEARS. Sadly though, physical abuse is a reality now days that is seen too often, and I feel like Harms developed this subject well throughout the plot. Beautifully written!

Another huge plus for me was Dylan. I loved how much he loved Payton, protected and defended her. Did I mention he was completely SWOON-WORTHY? Yeah. He had his flaws, don't get me wring, but I loved how that created a bit of angst during the beginning. He definitely needed a wake-up call!

Overall, CLASH is a MUST READ and a book I highly recommend! It certainly pulled at my heart and made me FEEL. CA Harms has a way with words that always captivate me from start to finish. Truly phenomenal!! FIVE AMAZING STARS!


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- ABOUT THE AUTHOR - 
C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn't always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.

She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time.



#NewRelease + #GIVEAWAY: MILA by @Evan76Grace


MILA by Evan Grace 
Series: Heartbreaker Series Book 3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 12, 2016
- SYNOPSIS -
Mila Bianchi has always played it safe. After her father betrayed her mother with her brother’s wife she decided to stick with boys and men who could never break her heart. She saw what being destroyed by the ones you loved could do and it was never going to happen to her.

After the death of her father her brother, Nico thought it would be good for her to come to America and start over. At her welcome to America party she meets Brian, who she thinks is safe. After spending time together it doesn’t take long for those feelings to grow, but she’s got a secret, one that keeps her from thinking she’s ever going to find happiness and happiness with.

Brian Burns had a rough start in life. Orphaned at six he grew up in the system until at the age eleven he met the people that would become his parents. As an adult he works as a social worker helping other children find their temporary or permanent homes. The moment he laid eyes on Mila he knew there was something there, but she pulled the friend card with him so he bided his time, but every time they seemed to get closer something would hold her back.

Can Mila open her heart to Brian, letting him in past her walls? Can she open up herself up enough to share a painful secret with him?

Will these two people be able to navigate past their rocky start or will they both walk away heartbroken?







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MILA, Book 3: http://amzn.to/1qcHbef



- ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Evan Grace -
A Midwesterner and self-proclaimed nerd, Evan has been an avid reader most of her life, but five years ago got bit by the writing bug, and it quickly became her addiction, passion and therapy. When the voices in her head give it a rest, she can always be found with her e-reader in her hand. Some of her favorites include, Shayla Black, Jaci Burton, Madeline Sheehan and Jamie Mcguire. Evan finds a lot of her inspiration in music, so if you see her wearing her headphones you know she means business and is in the zone. 

During the day Evan works for a large homecare agency and at night she’s superwoman. She’s a wife to Jim and a mom to Ethan and Evan, a cook, a tutor, a friend and a writer. How does she do it? She’ll never tell. 

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