Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Release Blitz: Fevered Hearts by Em Petrova

Title: Fevered Hearts
Author: Em Petrova
Publisher: Samhain
 Release Date: March 31, 2015


When faced with a challenge, it’s best to pool your resources.

Liam Mattson used to play his wife’s body like a fine violin. Until a logging accident dampened his fine motor skills and rendered his legs—and the most important part of his below-the-waist playground—useless.

If only Liam would throw himself into therapy with the same vigor he used to throw her into bed, Ivy is sure he’d fully recover. But lately she’s felt adrift, while he’s stuck in self-pity and pre-occupation with a serious threat to his logging business.

When Ward Bose returns from the backwoods, Liam isn’t blind to the heated, guilty glances between his best friend and his wife. And he takes a step he never could have taken if his legs were working—ask Ward to service Ivy in bed.

The moment the three come together, Ward’s heartstrings are tied in knots, and Liam holds them in his fist. But secrets they’re each keeping could tear them all apart…unless they can find a way to share their burdens as easily as they share their love.

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Men who wield big saws know how to care of business—in bed and out.

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Fevered Hearts is a combination of second chance love, romantic suspense, and menage and it all makes for a good story.  Liam was in an accident rendering him in a wheelchair and unable to be the husband in all the ways his wife, Ivy deserved. So when his old lover and best friend, Ward moves back to town, Liam finds a way to do just that.

But there is more going on than just a love match and temporary fix for all three of them, they all find themselves wanting a permanent situation and falling in love all over again.  To bad someone is not content to let either Ward or Liam find happiness and is causing problems with the family businesses.

Fevered Hearts has just enough suspense to get your heart going, but the main focus is the relationship blooming between Ward, Ivy, and Liam.  It is a sweet, but steamy story that goes to prove sometimes Love just makes everything work.

Author Bio

Em Petrova lives in Backwoods, Pennsylvania, where she raises four kids and a Labradoodle named Daisy Hasselhoff. Her dream is to buy an old pickup and travel small-town USA meeting people and hearing their stories. Her heroes are hardworking—in bed and out—and she is known for panty-scorching erotic romance.

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Blog Tour & Review: Salvation of Vengeance by Nancy Haviland

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  The Salvation of Vengeance by: Nancy Haviland Wanted Men #2 Publication Date: March 24, 2015 Genres: Contemporary, Organized Crime, Romance Amazon - Nook The Salvation of Vengenace Cover

Synopsis: Only something as important as her best friend’s wedding to mob boss Gabriel Moretti could allow Nika Paynne a reprieve from captivity. Her abusive husband has kept her under his thumb with footage of her beloved brother, Caleb, killing another man. But the respite from her violent life isn’t the only draw. Vincente Romani—Gabriel’s deadliest guardian—will be one of the best men at the wedding, and Nika has lingering thoughts about the fascinating mobster…covetous thoughts that may put her life in danger. With the heartbreak he’s suffered and the brutality he effortlessly delivers, Vincente knows he’s the last person who can offer Nika a happily-ever-after. But his vow remains. He will do everything in his power to free his redhead from her violent prison—even if that means losing her forever. In the second thrilling and passionate Wanted Men book, a dangerous line is drawn between loyalty to the mob and loyalty to one’s heart.

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This book starts off kicking you in the gut. Nika is a woman determined and though you hurt for what she's going through you have to give her props for her reasons and her hidden strength.  As I turned each page, I wondered what was coming next and how it would carry the story. 

The main characters of this book are both flawed in some ways, not that there is anything wrong with them, but they are not happy go lucky average people. And I think that's what makes the story what it is.  They both have suffered, they both have painful histories, and yet the pull to each other is SO strong. 

The setting of the story, basically little bits of the mob world in various times just builds with the suspenseful nature of the start of the book.  I love the relationships between the many characters how they know each other and how they really take to heart the feelings of others but also knowing that sometimes once you hurt someone with your words, it can't really be taken back.  

I really found the story compelling and it kept me reading to see how Nika would manage working through her experiences and how they affected those around her.  

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Nancy Haviland writes about her alpha mobsters and their ladies from her home near Toronto, Ontario. She has three children, an arrogant but playful kitty named Talbot, and she adores her Tim Horton's coffee, as any self-respecting Canadian would. She writes contemporary romantic suspense but will happily read anything that involves two people smooching.
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Sale Blitz: Unspeakable Truths by ALice Tribue

Title: Unspeakable Truths
Author: Alice Tribue
 Release Date: September 15, 2014


Everything I ever learned about fairy-tales was a fucking lie…

Four years ago, my life was everything I wanted it to be: I had everything I wanted, everything I needed, in my best friend and newly wedded husband—Tyler.

Yet, hours after we said "I do," I lost him.


The dreams we'd shared, the future we'd planned—all of our hopes and desires, were ripped away in mere seconds.

And now, four years later, my life still feels like a hopeless eternity.

So, I guess it's quite fitting that the last person I want to hear from is currently standing at my front door.

He wants to tell me the truth about that night, he wants to be my new knight in shining armor, but the thing is…

He was the best man...

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Alice Tribue lives with her husband and daughter in New Jersey. She has a bachelors degree in communications and is currently working on her masters degree. She spends most of her free time reading, writing, and when the weather permits lounging out on a beach.

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Blog Tour & Review: That Time with Sugar by Tess Oliver



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"Sugar, Jules and I had run for our lives. Only our shadows had followed us. And no matter how hard we tried, we couldn't outpace them."
All-around bad boy, and twenty-five-year-old heir to the Jameson fortune, Tommy Jameson, knows three things: - His family is disappointed in him. - Overcoming his addictions won't necessarily crush his vices. - He is wildly in love with Sugar Scarborough, a girl who is dealing with her own addictions and an insatiable need to please. Danger sends Tommy, Sugar and their friend, Julian Fitzpatrick, a heavily medicated, socially dysfunctional genius, fleeing from Green Willow Recovery Center. Now, together, they will face the outside world and uncover a horrifying mystery while being forced to confront their inner demons


That Time with Sugar was not at all what I expected, but it was an interesting read none the less.  It started off a little slow, telling us more about the trio and their time in Green Willow Recovery Center. It was a good start though because we got to see into them a little bit. Sugar had a bad homelife and it affected her different from Tommy and Julian's childhoods.  But still, they became super close while in the center. 

When things take a turn for the suspenseful, the story picks up a lot.  Having read the synopsis I knew they ran away from Green Willow, but of course had no idea why or what led to their escape.  I found that particular twist held me captive and had me full of questions. 

The bonds between Sugar, Tommy, and Julian were written so very well, it was easy to see from the start of the story that they had formed thier own misfit family amongst each other. I think that added to the overall story by making things flow well after their escape from the center.  

I enjoyed putting the pieces together with this trio and figuring it all out myself.  

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Tess Oliver is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Freefall. She is a former teacher, who now dedicates her morning caffeine rush to writing romance instead of teaching math and reading. Tess lives in California, the land of perpetual sunshine and traffic, with her husband, kids and five dogs. She is a longtime romance junkie, who likes her hero to be an alpha with a twist of compassion and if he has long hair and rides a horse or a motorcycle all the better. She writes young adult, new adult and adult romance in both contemporary and historical settings. When she’s not reading or writing romance, she can be found hiking, vacuuming up dog hair or baking goodies for her family.
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Cover Reveal: Discovering April by Sheena Hutchinson

Discovering April by Sheena Hutchinson 
Publication date: April 27th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

April Landau thinks she has everything she’s ever wanted. Her high school sweetheart, a house she can’t afford, her bipolar tabby cat, and she’s all set to begin her Junior year of college. Just when she least expects it, her life gets thrown for a loop. When things between her and her long time boyfriend unravel, she becomes stuck in a downward spiral of emotion. Finally, opening her eyes to the fact that she may have given up more than she ever could have imagined in this relationship. She finds herself struggling to keep her head above water.
Enter April’s next door neighbor— Jared Hoffman. He’s her complete opposite. A high school drop out who was forced to take over his parent’s business after their untimely death. It’s no surprise this tragedy affected him greatly, causing him to recede almost completely from society.
But he has one secret. A secret he’s been carrying around for years.
What happens when their worlds collide? Can an old friendship be the one thing that brings these two back to life?

A new adult love story filled with drama, sex, death, and the complications of all of the above. 

Pre-order (Amazon pre-maturely listed the cover, however it has not been advertised so no one will see it before the reveal): http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00V46MYJ4

Discovering April will be on Pre-Order sale for $0.99 until 5/1/2015!
--Starting 4/27/2015 The Seraphina Series will also be on sale until 5/1 in honor of April’s release!
Starting 5/1 Discovering April will be enrolled in Kindle Unlimited 


My head is still pounding when my eyes flutter open the next day. My brain is throbbing
inside my skull and I punch the pillow underneath me, scaring Jinx out of his slumber. Hemeows in protest before hopping off the bed. Looking around, I’m in my bed. How did Iget here? I groan in pain as I prop my pillows up and lean my head back against them. It’sthen that I feel the eyes on me. Tilting my head straight again, I glance out my window.My eyes lock with those big brown eyes of Jared’s across the way. He looks down to hisphone and back up again. My phone chimes with an incoming text.“UGHHH!” I moan, blindly reaching for it. It slips a few times before I grasp it betweenmy fingers and look down to read.How are you feeling?Closing one eye, I text back, Like someone ran over me with a truck, then backed upand ran me over again.Lowering my phone, I watch as he smiles from my text and disappears from view. I’mtrying to piece last night back together; it’s like a fragmented mirror that has shattered allover the corners of my mind. I remember laughing with Ro about her sexual conquestsand then I remember red and blue lights and... Jared. Starting to feel hot, I throw thecovers off of me and lay like a starfish, trying to get my mind to focus. Glancing down, Inotice I’m wearing my pajamas. Before I can process any further, the door to my roomcreaks open. Jared walks in with a cup of water and a closed fist.“How did you get in?!” I yelp, trying to sit up in bed, and pulling the covers back overmy braless tank top.“I left the back door open when I left last night,” he informs me as he opens his fist toshow me he brought a hand full of Advil.“You brought me home last night?” I rub my head before reaching for the pills andwater.“Yup, after you called me to pick you up from the police station.”“I WAS WHERE?!” I scream as water comes spraying out of my mouth.“Police station. Apparently, you popped a guy in the face.” He smirks.I squint my eyes, vaguely remembering the heavyset guy that tried grabbing my assin front of the bar.“Whoa!” I have to lean my head back against my pillows when the information beginsto become too much for me. “If you took me home, how did I get into pajamas?!”The smile that crosses Jared’s face is a mixture of a blush and a sly smirk that makesmy insides twist with anticipation and excitement. “Jared...”“That... you did on your own. I had nothing to do with that!” He holds his hands up insurrender.“What? I just stripped in front of you!”“Well, once you got your shirt off, there was really no stopping you...” he teases andmy eyes widen in embarrassment.“Oh my God!” I slump down, pulling the covers back up to my face. “Did we... yaknow...” I mutter, completely mortified now.“Uh, that would be a no.”“Oh, thank God!” I sigh.“Thanks a lot!” He comes to his feet now, turning to look out the window.“Not like that, it’s just ... I don’t like to do things I’m not conscious for.”“Yea, completely plastered girls that get arrested and throw up in bushes are reallysexy!” His voice drips with sarcasm.“I threw up?!” This just gets better and better.“Twice.”“Twice?” I’m mortified, staring at his amused face.“Well, after the first time I thought maybe you needed something to eat.”“Oh no...”“Yeah... I’ve never seen someone eat a Big Mac that fast before...” He stares at thewall as if remembering my weak moment.“Oh my God!” I groan, throwing the covers over my entire body. I curl up in a fetalposition, planning to never come out again. The room grows silent. It’s starting to get hardto breathe under the sheets when I feel the mattress by my feet cave slightly.“Come on, it’s not that bad. We all have our moments.” He pats my feet through thesheets.“Just when I think I’ve reached rock bottom, things just seem to drops out from underme and I’m at an all new low!” I roll over, trying to pull the covers with me, but Jared’sweight prevents it. My head comes peeking out as I roll over, facing away from him.“April, I think I just determined your major.”“What?” I curiously twist to look at him again.“Drama. You’re such an actress. Now, put your big girl panties on and get up!”I stare at him for a second; did he just say what I think he said? He waits about twoseconds before getting up and opening a drawer to my dresser. “Are they in here? Nope!”He closes it and opens another.“STOP!” I scream, stumbling out of bed, horrified.“How ‘bout this one?”“Okay! Okay! I’m up!” I slam the drawer closed just in time to save myself furtherembarrassment when Jared eyes my plain old undergarments. I sigh when the poundingin my head launches my stomach into action and I collapse onto the corner of the bed.“You okay?”“I refuse to puke again!” I respond, taking another deep breath. “Jared...”“Yea...”“I could use some donuts.”“Okay.” He pauses for a few seconds, looking down at his feet before adding, “I’ll beoutside then.”And he leaves me alone in my room.


Sheena is a born and raised New Yorker, even her writing can’t hide her hard sarcasm. She claims destiny lead her to writing again. She constantly strives to be a positive role model and write stories that empower and inspire.
Sheena always roots for the underdog, believes in love at first sight, and that everyone should have their happily ever after. While God is currently writing her love story she continues to put all her time into her writing as she is constantly getting new inspiration. 

For more on Sheena and her books visit her website www.SheenaHutchinson.com. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Re-Release Blitz: Expired Regrets by Megan C. Smith

Title: Expired Regrets 
Author: Megan C. Smith 
Series: Living For Today 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 

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I was a hopeless romantic, enjoying my life as I finished out my senior year of high school. My life was that of a typical student, nothing exciting happening to me until the day I met him. 

Bryant was everything I wanted, but never knew was possible. The problem was, he didn't feel the same way. Or at least that’s how it appeared. 

But our chemistry was undeniable, unavoidable and soon consumed us both. We fell hard and fast, and we crashed even harder leaving a wake of destruction behind us after a tragedy rocked our relationship. 

Leaving behind Tampa and Bryant was the hardest thing I ever did, but I had to, for my survival. But one day, when my life hangs in the balance, Bryant is the only one who could save me, and all I could do was think about every moment I regretted not spending it with him.


 After getting Rose to the barn, I stormed off, needing to get away and think it all through; obviously, I wasn't separating from her. I hiked up to the clearing in the woods and twirled the jewelry box that held a diamond ring in my hand, thinking how much better it would be with a few paychecks under my belt. She wouldn't leave once I proposed and she saw how good this job was, although, I knew Rose could hold a grudge like no other, but she wouldn't be able to ignore how good this was all for our family. 
I looked to my phone and realized an hour had passed by, but she hadn't called me. No reception -- go figure. I walked toward the road again, and my phone beeped with a text from Rose, oh yeah she's still pissed, I decided to call a friend from paramedic school to come get me to grab a few beers and has it out. My phone rang relentlessly from Leslie, Grant, and Jordan. I assumed that they were calling to lecture me about smothering her dreams. When it rang again I pushed the power button to shut my phone off and silence the annoyance. 
....Seriously? Leave it to him to swoop in and be the hero of the day, Mr. Amazing. I'm sure he was filling her ear with how this was exactly what he'd meant, and that he still loved her. With a smug grin, I answered the phone and told him off, hanging up before he could get a word out. I was intoxicated for sure. I decided it wasn't the best time to call rose to press my point about being a grown mature person in my current condition, so I headed to my apartment to sleep it off.
....I knocked on the door, figuring her mom would be safe and would understand, since she'd given me a very stern lecture about supporting my family and getting my priorities in check...
Mrs. Barnes's answered the door, shaking and crying.
"What? What's wrong?" I asked in a panic, knowing it was Rose.
She just kept blubbering and wouldn't answer me, so I reached out and grabbed her arms.
I gave her a shake and yelled, "What. Is. Wrong.!?"
Her eyes cleared out from a haze, and she finally answered me.....

Expired Regrets - Megan C. Smith

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Megan C. Smith was born and raised in beautiful Tampa, Florida where she spent her days falling in love with fictional characters from a very young age. 

After marrying her best friend she moved to North Carolina to support her husband's career as a U.S. Marine. During her time in North Carolina Megan was blessed with 3 beautiful children who have kept her constantly busy chasing after them and enjoying the daily routine of motherhood. 

Megan and her family relocated to St. Petersburg, Florida in 2013 where she has been pursuing and achieving her lifelong dream of publishing novels by solo-writing and co-writing with best friend, K.S. Smith. When Megan isn't busy on a keyboard she continues to submerge herself in some of her favorite books while appreciating a glass of wine and her favorite, salted pretzel Milanos.