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Saturday, 31 January 2015

COVER REVEAL - Tagged for Life by Sam Destiny

Title: Tagged For Life
Author: Sam Destiny          
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Expected Release Date: Mar. 31, 2015
Hosted by: Lady Amber's Tours

Blurb: A career. A perfect future. Everything he could wish for. That’s what Corporal Jesse ‘Jazz’ Connor thinks about his life. He can’t understand why his comrades feel the need to find a girl and settle down when the Army career latter has so many steps to climb. Up, up, up; that’s where he’s looking – and that’s the reason, too, why he stumbles over the only thing that maybe can change his view on life forever: Tessa.
No job. No plan. An open future. That’s how Tessa Connor likes to see her life as she starts a trip to see some friends half way across the world. And Jazz will be her first step to the new Tessa. Build up your confidence; show the world what you can do, that’s her new motto. The problem is that Jazz maybe turns out to be so much more than she could ever have hoped for – and still not be able to hold onto.
Together they need to find a way to make A and B come together with an ocean between them that threatens to drown everything – maybe even their love.
Once upon a time there was a young girl with her head full of dreams and her heart full of stories. Her parents, though not a unit, always supported her and told her more stories, encouraging her to become what she wanted to be. The problem was, young Sam didn't know what she wanted to be, so after getting her A-levels she started studying Computer Science and Media. After not even one year she realized it wasn't what her heart wanted, and so she stopped, staying home and trying to find her purpose in life. Through some detours she landed an internship and eventually an apprenticeship in a company that sells cell phones. Not a dreamy career, but hey. Today she's doing an accounting job from nine-to-five, which mainly consists of daydreaming and scribbling notes wherever she can. 
All through that time little Sam never once lost the stories in her heart, writing a few little of them here and there, writing for and with her best friend, who always told her to take that last step. Only when a certain twin-couple entered her mind, bothering her with ideas and talking to her nonstop did she start to write down their story - getting as far as thinking she could finish it. Through the help of some author friends, and the encouragement of earlier mentioned best friend, little Sam, now not so little anymore and in her twenty-seventh year,  decided to try her luck as an Indie author. She finished the story of the first twin, Jaden, and realized she couldn't ever stop. So, it is only after five that the real Sam comes out. The one that hungers for love, romance, some blood, a good story, and, at the end of the day, a nice hot cup of Chai Tea Latte.
And if the boys are still talking to her, she'll write happily ever after.
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BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & GIVEAWAY - Justice Mine by Megan Mitcham

Book & Author details:

Justice Mine by Megan Mitcham 
(Base Branch #2)
Publication date: October 1st 2014
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense

Synopsis:

For justice. For country. For love.

After witnessing her friend’s sexual assault, seven year senior, Magdalena Wells escapes an attack with a few bruises and a thousand questions. As a journalist in practice, if not in pay, Mags vows to utilize the skills she mastered in the Democratic Republic of Congo and answer every single one, just as soon as she gets the hell out of town.

Law Pierce’s aim is rest and relaxation after two years undercover in South Africa on an extended Base Branch mission, but restlessness puts him in trouble’s path. As a servant of justice, Law will do everything in his power to keep trouble safe. The fact that trouble’s petite stature and luscious curves stir his every primal instinct is a massive inconvenience he struggles to ignore.

Together Magdalena and Law uncover a web of corruption and dirty lies that could set their country’s top official ablaze, if the inferno doesn’t consume them first.



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5 out of 5 (exceptional)

I received this book from Xpresso Book Tours in return for a fair and honest review.

This book, although it could be read as a standalone, definitely makes more sense if you have read Enemy Mine. At the end of that book, you will know that Blaine did some questionable things for Sloane which Law wasn't comfortable with. At the start of this book, you see Law still trying to deal with his feelings on the matter and understand just what happened and why. Mags walks into his life and literally blows it apart. The attraction between those two is immediate, although neither of them act on it.

The build up of tension in this book, both between Law and Mags as well as the story itself, is sublime. It is breath-catching and you will find yourself being gripped by the story and using those infamous bookworm words "... just one more chapter". 

Blaine and Sloane do make an appearance in here, along with some other characters that we have met previously but not enough to overshadow the story if you are reading it as a standalone.

As for me, I can't wait to read Ryan's story in Stranger Mine. This is definitely a contemporary romantic suspense that should be on your keepers list. Highly recommended.



BLOG GIVEAWAY – closes 22nd February


Open Internationally - If you would like the chance to win one (1) ebook copy of Enemy Mine (book 1) then this is all you need to do:

1) Share the BLOG post on Social Media and leave a comment on the blog saying where you have shared it and provide a link.
                                                                  
2) Agree to leave a review on with your usual online 'bookstore' when you've finished.

Closing date for the Giveaway is 22nd February and the winner will be announced same day.

The prize will be sent out after 24th February.

RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY - closes 3rd February

  • $10 Amazon Gift Card

AUTHOR BIO:

Megan was born and raised among the live oaks and shrimp boats of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, where her enormous family still calls home. She attended college at the University of Southern Mississippi where she received a bachelor's degree in curriculum, instruction, and special education. For several years Megan worked as a teacher in Mississippi. She married and moved to South Carolina and worked for an international non-profit organization as an instructor and co-director.

In 2009 Megan fell in love with books. Until then, books had been a source for research or the topic of tests. But one day she read Mercy by Julie Garwood. And Oh Mercy, she was hooked!

Megan lives in Southern Arkansas where she pens sizzling suspense novels.

COVER REVEAL - Lessons in Lust #1 by Jodie Jacobs

COVER REVEAL


Author: Jodie Jacobs
Series: Lessons in Lust #1
Genre: Erotica
Cover Designer: JJ Designs
Release Date: February 1st 2015 

SYNOPSIS

Flunking math is a serious problem for Damon. Without a pass, his college choices are limited. It doesn’t help that he’s been fixated on his math teacher, Miss Jordan, for the past two years. If anything, spending too many hours fantasizing over her has pulled his grades down.

 Knowing he only has once chance to get the pass he needs, his math teacher may just hold all the answers he requires. Miss Jordan provides the first of one-night opportunities to allow Damon to pass with flying colors. 

It all starts with a taste.
Intended for reader 18+. The Lessons in Lust series is a short erotic story based on the sexual relationship between a teacher and her male senior student.

Friday, 30 January 2015

BOOK BLITZ & GIVEAWAY - State of Alliance by Summer Lane

Book & Author Details:

State of Alliance by Summer Lane 
(Collapse Series #5)
Publication date: January 30th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Post-Apocalyptic

Synopsis:


There is no such thing as safe.

For Commander Cassidy Hart, staying alive is only one of her day-to-day problems. As a newly minted Senator of the State of California, she must travel to Monterey Bay with the hope of bringing an agreement between the militia forces and the Pacific Northwest Alliance as the United States desperately battles against the shadow invasion forces of Omega.

But Monterey is not what it seems. The threat of another Omega attack looms on the horizon, and Commander Chris Young – the love of Cassidy’s life – is not the only important person in Cassidy’s life who is keeping secrets. Assassinations, betrayal and startling revelations lie ahead.
The war is now. Fight or die.
Choose your side.

The fifth installment in the international bestselling Collapse Series, a YA/NA post-apocalyptic romantic adventure.




Goodreadshttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23575118-state-of-alliance?ac=1

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The Writing Process of The Collapse Series
By Summer Lane


 I’m frequently asked what it’s like to write a series. The truth is, it’s hard to sum up the experience in just a couple of sentences, because creating a series is very hard work! I released the first installment in The Collapse Series, State of Emergency, in January 2013. It’s been two years. I have since released six books, and by the end of this year, I will have at least ten total published works. Writing, editing, publishing and selling an average of 3-4 books per year is a massive undertaking, one that must be carefully scheduled out. My year is divided into an average of three sections: January-March, March-June and June-October. This is the most challenging part of the year. November-December is spent purely writing without editing or marketing, so in a way, those two months are like a vacation to me – ALMOST!

With my year sectioned out like this, the moths pass very quickly. It usually takes me a full month to write a novel, and at least three weeks to write a novella. The rest of the time is devoted to editing and research. Before I know it, the entire year is already over! I do not write by the seat of my pants. Everything I do is planned and thought out long before the pen ever meets paper – or in my case, before my fingers hit the keyboard. My series are all interconnected, so planning and plotting is an absolute must. I love what I do. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I’m so excited to share State of Alliance with the world!

RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY (INTL)

  • 13 eBooks:
    • The Soul Thief, Majanka Verstraete 
    • Trigger, Jill Meengs 
    • Dead Girl Walking, by Ruth Silver
    • Spirit Warrior, by DEL Connor 
    • Fractured Dream, by KM Randall
    • The Green Dagger, by Kelly Hess 
    • Jacob, King of Portalia, by Casey Cubb
    • A Reaper Made by Liz Long 
    • The Road by G. Michael Hopf 
    • The Death, by John W. Vance 
    • Last Woman by Jacqueline Druga 
    • Realm of the Unknown by James McPike 
    • Element Wielder, by Cesar Gonzalez 
  • 1 paperback of The Lost and the Wicked by Cesar Gonzalez
  • 1 signed copy of Day Zero by Summer Lane
  • $10 Amazon Gift Card 

Click HERE to enter (this giveaway is set and managed by author, not Xpresso Book Tours)


AUTHOR BIO

Summer Lane is the author of the international bestselling Collapse Series and Zero Trilogy. She owns WB Publishing and Writing Belle, an online magazine dedicated to the Art of Storytelling. Summer is also an accomplished creative writing teacher and professional journalist. She lives in the Central Valley of California where she creates her stories and shares them with the world.

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RELEASE DAY BLITZ & REVIEW - Snake Eyes by Melissa Pearl


Snake Eyes
By Melissa Pearl
January 30, 2015



Caitlyn Davis expects her sophomore year at UCLA to be perfect...until she walks into her dorm room to find Special Agent Zoey Kaplan of the FBI waiting for her. In that instant, she knows her idyllic year with new best friends, Nicole and Dale, along with her super hot boyfriend, Eric, is about to fall apart.

Having been forced to work with the FBI months earlier, Caity accidentally gave away her special ability to read people's emotions and know whether they were telling the truth. Now, Kaplan wants Caity to go undercover again for a secret operation that will bring her close to the sadistic Diego Mendez, a man believed to be involved in human trafficking.

Eric Shore is not a man who trusts easily. Having been burned multiple times, it’s hard for him to open up completely, but his love for Caity makes him want to try. Yet, her sudden withdrawal worries him, particularly when she chooses to spend time with her new roommate, Quella Mendez, over him. When Caity’s behavior begins to match that of her wild roommate, Eric wonders if their relationship is as strong as he believed.

As Caity struggles to maintain her relationship and do her job, she finds herself pulled further into a dangerous world that could take away everything she holds dear. Will Eric learn the truth in time to save her? Or will the man with the eyes of a snake destroy their perfect romance?


5 out of 5 (exceptional)

I received this book from Mark My Words Tours in return for a fair and honest review.

Oh man, I've followed Caity and Eric from the start and have loved their stories. Following the near-miss FBI incident, Caity, Eric, Nicole and Dale have all grown closer and grown up. Things and life have moved on and they are all happy and in a good place. Of course, you know it's too good to last but you just can't help hoping. The fun and games start when Agent Kaplan turns up to throw Caity's life into disarray once more. She knows just what to say and which heartstrings to pull on to get Caity's co-operation and after all, if that fails, there's always good old-fashioned blackmail.

Things don't go smoothly and Caity is given an ultimatum by Kaplan, who proceeds to threaten Eric's life if she doesn't comply. So, of course, she does. After all, she loves him more than anything. Things definitely get hairy from then on in but I'll leave it there and just say that you really need to read this book/series. 

One thing I will add is that up until now, the stories have been self-contained. Not this one! Holy Cliffhanger Ending, Batman! The ending to this one left me with a major book hangover and I ended up re-reading the last few chapters again the following day, just to make sure I hadn't missed anything out. I am now counting down the days until Poker Face is released.

If you want a gripping, thrilling and adrenaline-filled paranormal, contemporary romance then I suggest you look no further! Highly recommended.


Buy Link:

AMAZON: http://amzn.to/1wGtgJ7

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~*~ABOUT MELISSA PEARL~*~

Melissa Pearl was born in Auckland, New Zealand, but has spent much of her life abroad, living in countries such as Jordan, Cyprus and Pakistan... not to mention a nine month road trip around North America with her husband. "Best. Year. Ever!!" She now lives in China with her husband and two sons. She is a trained elementary teacher, but writing is her passion. Since becoming a full time mother she has had the opportunity to pursue this dream and her debut novel hit the internet in November 2011. Since then she has continued to produce a steady stream of books, ranging in genres from Fantasy to Contemporary Romance. She loves the variety and is excited about the books she has coming up in 2015.

"I am passionate about writing. It stirs a fire in my soul that I never knew I had. I want to be the best writer I can possibly be and transport my readers into another world where they can laugh, cry and fall in love."