Cover Reveal – EYES OF THE WOOD by Eden Fierce

We’re excited to share with you the cover for Debut Author Eden Fierce’s upcoming release, Eyes of the Woods! This cover is gorgeous! Let us know what you think!

Title: Eyes of the Woods
Author: Eden Fierce
Age Group: YA
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Cover Designer: Okay Creations, Sarah Hansen
Goodreads: Eyes of the Woods

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Eris Helgren knew her life was about to end. A daughter of the Priory–a generations-old family who protected their territories from nightwalkers–Eris was strong and independent. But on her birthday, her father would announce her betrothal. A year later, she would be forced to marry.

What Eris didn’t know was that the very beings she hunted were watching her, and that being tamed wasn’t what would kill her after all.

In a land where the woods were forbidden and the laws meant life, Eris will have to make a decision that could bring peace between enemies, or war among friends.

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Eden Fierce was born on August 25, 1999 and lives in Enid, Oklahoma with her parents and two siblings. Eyes of the Woods is her debut novel, although it’s only one of nine novels she has completed. Eden enjoys writing, reading, and high school cheer and volleyball.

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Promotional Post – Blog Tour: THE BEST LAID PLANS by Tamara Mataya

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Title: The Best Laid Plans
Author: Tamara Mataya
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age: Adult
Release Date: November 4th, 2013

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Jayne Griffin isn’t looking for Mr. Right. She’s looking for Mr. RTFN and a toe-curling good time. She’s got the brains, the powerful job as a futures broker, and thanks to a makeover and a thin book of dating advice, the confidence to turn any man’s head.

Malcolm Black notices his high school crush, Jayne, from the stage of her company’s work party. His adolescent feelings for her died beneath months of abuse at the hands of bullies. Abuse that was Jayne’s fault. Though this scorching hot studio musician is unrecognizable as the band geek he used to be, the hurt still lives inside him, and he hatches a plan: Seduce Jayne into falling in love with him, and then shatter her heart.

The white-hot chemistry between them is a pleasant surprise. It all goes so smoothly until Feelings start to develop… and that invitation to their ten year high school reunion lands in their inboxes.

Jayne wants the perfect lover. Malcolm wants revenge. But you know what they say about The Best Laid Plans…

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Tamara Mataya is currently a librarian; she lurked there for so long recommending books to patrons and shushing people, that she suspects they only hired her so it would be less creepy. Now she’s armed with a name tag, and a thin veneer of credibility. She’s also a musician with synaesthesia – which isn’t an issue until someone plays a wrong note, which makes her want to squirm inside out. It makes for a good live show.

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Cover Reveal – WHO I WAS by Kasidy Blake

Title: Who I Was
Author: Kasidy Blake
Release Date: 21st August, 2014
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Lillian Jacobson was a very happy four year old. She had two loving parents and an older brother who put all other brothers to shame.

Everything changed one horrible night when her entire world was savagely torn apart. Her parents were brutally murdered in front of her eyes and she was left with a bullet wound in her shoulder as a constant reminder of the tragedy. Now she and her brother are living their lives in constant fear; every day a fight for survival.

After years of relative safety under witness protection, their situation turns from bad to worse. Betrayed by a man who swore to protect them, her brother is taken by the same people who ended her parents lives years before. She is moved to a secure location under the protection of two agents, but a complication arises that she never saw coming. She begins to fall for both men, who are also falling for her. When a letter arrives bearing the ultimatum, “Surrender yourself or your brother dies,” she must find a way to suppress her desires or she may never see her brother alive again.

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Kasidy is married with two wonderful children. Her family is very supportive and she knows she wouldn’t be doing this without them. She fell in love with reading and couldn’t put books down. That was when her characters started talking to her and now she can’t help but write their story or they will never give her peace! Who I Was is her debut Novel.

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New Review – Blog Tour: SHARING YOU by Molly McAdams

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Title: Sharing You
Series: Sharing #1
Author: Molly McAdams
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age: New Adult

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Twenty-three year old, Kamryn Cunningham has left all she’s ever known and moved to a small town where no one knows her name, who her parents are, or her social status in the horseracing world. Months after opening her own bakery and evading attempts of being set up by her new best friend, she meets Brody. Kamryn fights the instant pull between them because there’s a detail she can’t dismiss. Brody’s married.

To say that twenty-six year old, Brody Saco has had a rough marriage would be an understatement. After marrying his pregnant girlfriend, he spends the next six years in a relationship filled with hatred, manipulation and guilt involving a tragedy that happened five years earlier. When he keeps running into his sister-in-law’s best friend, Kamryn, he can’t ignore that she makes him feel more with just one look than his wife ever has and soon he can’t continue fight his feelings for her.

When staying apart proves to be too difficult, Brody and Kamryn enter a relationship full of stolen moments and nights that end too soon while they wait for Brody to file for divorce. But the guilt that comes with their relationship may prove to be too much for Kamryn, and Brody might not be strong enough to face the tragedy from his past in order to leave his conniving wife.

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My heart always gets a little scared when I start a new book by Molly McAdams. She’s known for her crazy twists that can make or break her readers, and though there are some emotional scenes in this book, my heart thankfully came out of it in one piece.

I loved the start of this book because it let us know Kamryn’s backstory right away, and it leaves you with absolutely no questions as to why she makes the decision to start her life over. And it’s in her new life that she meets Brody. Now, you may have already met Brody in the previous book CAPTURING PEACE, but if not then it really doesn’t matter. Everything you need to know about him is in this book, so you don’t miss out on anything,

SHARING YOU was interesting one because not only is the story about Kamryn and Brody, but it’s also about Olivia. Olivia is one of those characters that you love to hate. She. Is. Crazy. And I’m talking certifiably crazy!! She definitely brings the majority of the drama to the story and I loved that, though I think I would have liked to see even more of Brody and Kamryn.

They’re suffering from a case of love at first sight (and because of Brody’s marital status, yes, ‘suffering’ is the right word) and though they try, the connection they feel is just too strong to deny. I have to be honest and say that as a reader, I didn’t feel what they had, and I think their relationship, bond, and attraction could have come across stronger if there had been more of a focus on them instead of Olivia, but like I said before, I did love Olivia’s part in this story.

Now, I know that just the look of the synopsis will scare some people. A lot of readers are anti cheating/love triangles, but im can’t say I’ve ever had that problem. And even if I did, it’s so blindingly obvious that Brody and Olivia were not meant to be together. In fact, part of me couldn’t really justify his reasons for staying with her so long because she was just that awful, but it did add to the story.

This was a really quick, enjoyable read for me. I’m really hoping that Molly gives some of the supporting characters their own books because I absolutely loved Kinlee and Jace. Though it is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone, which is always great for when you’re in the mood for a quickie. And while your mind is in the gutter, I need to add that Molly sure can write the sexy times! Brody is HOT!!

As always, I’m looking forward to seeing what this author has for us next.

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Molly grew up in California but now lives in the oh-so-amazing state of Texas with her husband and furry four-legged daughters. When she’s not diving into the world of her characters, some of her hobbies include hiking, snowboarding, traveling, and long walks on the beach … which roughly translates to being a homebody with her hubby and dishing out movie quotes. She has a weakness for crude-humored movies, fried pickles and loves curling up in a fluffy comforter during a thunderstorm … or under one in a bathtub if there are tornados. That way she can pretend they aren’t really happening.

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Double Cover Reveal – ALWAYS FOREVER and LET IT BE by Cheryl McIntyre

Heaven! I’m in book heaven! One of my most favourite series EVER is back with a new novel AND a novella!!! I have the cover and synopsis’ for both books and the series links (all 5 star) so get clicking!

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Title: Always Forever
Series: Sometimes Never #4
Author: Cheryl McIntyre
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age: New Adult
Release Date: July 22, 2014

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Will you marry me?

Most women would love for Luke Walters to ask that question. But when Misty Handlin can’t seem to find the right answer, Luke offers a new proposal.

Go sow your wild oats this summer, then give me your answer.
Knowing she’s struggling with the unanswered questions regarding her first love, Misty decides to do just that. Maybe some time with the man who stole her heart all those years ago will finally quell whatever is holding her back from Luke.

Kellin Patel was forced to leave Misty behind when he was twelve years old. While the U-Haul pulled away from the only place that felt like a home, he wasn’t sure if he’d see her again. As the years went by, and time never seemed to be on his side, he finally began to accept he would never have another chance with Misty.

Now, all grown up, Misty is back and looking for one last wild summer with Kellin. Though their lives have continued to move in opposite directions, they’ll realize one thing has always remained the same: They’ve both been holding on to the memory of first love and unspoken regret.
Who will Misty choose to spend forever with?

We finally get Kellin’s book!!! And soon!!!! Just a week and a half away until we get Cheryl McIntyre’s next masterpiece. But the great books don’t stop there. Anyone for Guy’s story????? Gah! I’m so excited! Check it out . . .

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Title: Let It Be
Series: Sometimes Never #4.5
Author: Cheryl McIntyre
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age: New Adul
Release Date: August 19, 2014

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I’m the happy one. The dependable one. The shoulder. The anchor. The pillar. The rock. The matchmaker.

I’m the one you call when you’ve had a bad day. When you need to vent, or scream, or cry. I will always be there to comfort you. It’s a gift. A talent. A role I’ve happily played. I’ve helped my friends become who they were meant to be. I’ve watched them move away, find love, start their lives.
But what about me?

When does my life start? Where is my happily-ever-after?

My name is Guy Handlin, and this is my story.

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ALWAYS FOREVER #4 – Out July 22nd!
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Cheryl McIntyre is a mother, author, and insomniac, as well as a reader, movie critic, and incredibly bad singer. She’s lived in the same area of Ohio her whole life, though she secretly has dreams of moving somewhere a little warmer—preferably near a beach.
Her life revolves around four things: family, music, books, and really bad scary movies. If she doesn’t have a kid on her hip, an iPod in her hand or a laptop in front of her face, it’s one of those rare moments when she’s actually sleeping.

You can follow her author page on Facebook where she lives part time. On Goodreads—which is like crack for avid readers. Or on Twitter, though it’s rumored she has yet to master the art of tweeting.

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New Review – Blog Tour: TAKE by Ella Frank

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Title: Take
Series: Temptation, #2
Author: Ella Frank
Genre: m/m Erotic Romance
Age: Adult

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TAKE – verb: to reach for and hold in one’s hands or get into one’s possession, power or control.

Logan Mitchell is a man who’s always been more than happy to take what he wants. It’s a philosophy that’s proven lucrative in both his business and personal life, and never was it more apparent than the night he laid eyes on Tate Morrison. After pulling out all the stops and convincing the sexy bartender to give him a try—he’s hooked.
Now, Logan finds himself in a predicament that demands more from him than a smart-ass answer and his innate ability to walk away when things get too deep.
He has a choice to make, and it’ll force him to do something he’s never done before—take a chance.

Tate Morrison knows all about taking a chance. He took the biggest one of his life the night he showed up at Logan’s apartment to explore his unexpected reaction to the man.
Ever since then, he’s thought about little else.
At first he was convinced his attraction was based solely on his body’s curiosity. But the more time he spends with the silver-tongued lawyer, the more Tate realizes that their physical chemistry is only the beginning.
He’s starting to catch a glimpse of what life with Logan would be like, and it’s one full of excitement and satisfaction—a far cry from what he had in the past with his soon to be ex-wife.

Each man will face their fears as they begin to understand the true meaning of give and take. Their feelings for one another will be tested, as will their very beliefs. But now that they’ve found love where they least expected it, will they be brave enough to reach out and take it?

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I’m happy. As in, really, really happy! In fact I’m so happy that I probably would have happy danced my way through this book if I wasn’t so invested in the story. That’s right. I said story. In my review of TRY #1 (read it here – TRY) I said that a real storyline and emotions was what was missing from that first book. Well I just finished the sequel. And, TAKE? It had it all.

Where did all these feels come from?? Though I obviously had my hopes for TAKE to be better than TRY, it still ended up outdoing my expectations. I felt so much whilst reading this book; It really did have the emotional edge that was lacking in the first book, and my attention was tightly held from start to finish.

While TRY was more about Tate exploring his sexuality, TAKE is very much about the exploration of the characters. Ella Frank digs deep into both men in the second book in the TEMPTATION series, and we get to see the real them. We find a vulnerability to Logan that we never knew existed, and it will make you look at this promiscuous playboy in a completely different light, as we find out the events that shaped him to be the man he is today.

And we finally get to see Tate’s struggles involving his new found sexual preference. You can’t really imagine what a straight man goes through when he realises he’s gay, because it’s not just an adjustment for him, but he also has to deal with the negativity that follows from people surrounding him, but the author does a great job in portraying it all to the reader. She brought the characters and their thoughts and emotions to life wonderfully.

In my review of TRY, I spoke about the sex first, because it was very much the focus of the book. Well not this time. It’s coming in last this time around, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less steamy. In fact, the intense passion that Tate and Logan share might have even taken the heat levels up a notch! I bet you didn’t think that was possible after book #1!

I am so glad that the author decided to carry on writing about these two men because as it turns out, not only can they blow your knickers off with how hot they are together, but they will also burst open your heart with their beautiful love story.

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“That’s your truck?”
“Yes.”
“It’s so…”
“So what?” Logan challenged as he pulled his keys from his pocket.
“Old?”
“Excuse me. I’ll have you know I was driving this baby all through college and she still runs like a dream.”
Tate watched as Logan walked over to run his hand over the scratched-up tailgate, and he was amazed that he even made that look sexy. Like he was stroking a lover.
“And it’s a she, huh?”
Now around at the passenger’s side, Logan opened the door and looked at him over the bed of the truck. “Yeah. Jealous?”
Laughing, Tate walked over to where Logan stood with a hand on the door and kissed him slowly on the mouth.
“I’m jealous of anything you stroke like that.”
“Get in the truck, Tate.”
“Or else?”
Logan stepped forward, crowding him back against the inside frame of the vehicle. “You’re not ready for the or else…”

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Ella Frank is a #1 Amazon Bestselling Author. She writes both contemporary and erotic fiction and is best known for her Exquisite Series, Try and her most recent novel Veiled Innocence.
The minute she began her love affair with reading, she became and avid supporter of the romance genre and has never looked back.
Ella is Australian born and bred but currently resides in Houston, Texas with her husband.

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New Review – TRY by Ella Frank

Title: Try
Series: Temptation, #1
Author: Ella Frank
Genre: m/m Erotic Romance
Age: Adult

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Try – verb: to make an attempt or effort to do something or in this case…someone.

Sex. Logan Mitchell loves it, and ever since he realized his raw sexual appeal at a young age, he has had no problem using it to his advantage. Men and women alike fall into his bed—after all, Logan is not one to discriminate. He lives by one motto—if something interests you, why not just take a chance and try?

And he wants to try Tate Morrison.

Just coming out of a four-year marriage with an ex-wife from hell, a relationship is the last thing on Tate’s mind. He’s starting fresh and trying to get back on his feet with a new job at an upscale bar in downtown Chicago.

The only problem is, Tate has caught the unwavering and unwelcome attention of Mr. Logan Mitchell – a regular at the bar and a man who always gets what he wants.

Night after night Tate fends off the persistent advances of the undeniably charismatic man, but after an explosive moment in the bar, all bets are off as he finds his body stirring with a different desire than his mind.

As arrogance, stubbornness and sexual tension sizzles between the two, it threatens to change the very course of their lives.

Logan doesn’t do relationships. Tate doesn’t do men. But what would happen if they both just gave in and…tried?

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Oh boy, I am so very split over this book. It has huge servings of something that I love in books, but it’s also missing something that I need in my books.

As this is an erotic novel, I’m going to start with the thing we will all be thinking about before, during, and after this book. The sex. I don’t think I have enough words to describe the sex in this book. Off the charts. Smoking. Intense. Hott (with two Ts because it’s just that hot). In fact, it’s quite possibly the hottest book I’ve ever read, and that’s saying something because I read a LOT of sexy books. Be prepared to go through a drawer full of knickers while you read this one. I know m/m virgins out there will be thinking that reading about two men having sex couldn’t possibly be sexy (I know this because I used to be one of them), but I promise you; no sex is hotter to read about than m/m, and this author is master at writing about it.

I think it’s safe to say that I absolutely loved the sex scenes, but is there such a thing as too much sex? For me, that answer is yes. I need a story to follow for me to be completely invested in a book, and TRY didn’t really have a whole lot of a story.

I love romance. And it doesn’t matter what kind: Vampire, werewolf, alpha, BDSM, rock star, porn star, gay, straight . . . Any type. I love seeing, and feeling all the emotions of people falling in love. I just love love! Of course, if books are all mushy and soppy the whole way through then I’m probably going to lose interest. I like seeing characters being faced with struggles, and hardships, and watching them try to overcome them. Seeing them grow. And unfortunately, I think that this is something that TRY was missing.

Tate is straight. Or he is until Logan makes it his mission to have him. Initially, Tate tries to fight his bodies reactions to Logan. Logan is one of those men that just screams sex appeal, and he gets the attention of men and women everywhere he goes. It’s hard to see Logan and not think of having sex with him. And like many before him, Tate falls victim to his charms. Like I said, he does initially struggle with his feelings, but they seem to fly out the window as soon as Logan has his wicked way, and then everything after that is either sex, or something that leads to the next sex scene.

It seemed to turn into a book that was less about the life changing course that Tate had found himself on, and more about Logan satisfying his base needs.

The end of the book has lots of promise though for what I look for in my books, so I’ll definitely be picking it up. And can I just take a minute to talk about Ella Frank’s writing? This lady has skills, and she is without a doubt a very, very talented writer. She describes things, and sets the scene perfectly, so it was almost like I was watching a movie rather than reading. She made me fall in love with the characters, and want to know more about them, and where their journey is taking them, even though I felt the storyline somewhat lacking, and that’s a great accomplishment.

TRY was a good start to a new series, and I look forward to reading TAKE.

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Ella Frank is a #1 Amazon Bestselling Author. She writes both contemporary and erotic fiction and is best known for her Exquisite Series, Try and her most recent novel Veiled Innocence.
The minute she began her love affair with reading, she became and avid supporter of the romance genre and has never looked back.
Ella is Australian born and bred but currently resides in Houston, Texas with her husband.

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Cassiel Interview – Blog Tour: SHATTERING HALOS by Sunniva Dee

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Title: Shattering Halos
Author: Sunniva Dee
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc;
Publication: February 22, 2014
Pages: 364
Genre: New Adult/Paranormal Romance

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He traded my death for love. I wasn’t given a choice. His decision has caught up with us, so now I am a living, breathing catalyst to war between Heaven and Hell.

The violations he committed saved my life. Since the collision, he’s appeared everywhere. In my hospital room, my school, even my house. He shows up in my paintings, my drawings, in all of my art projects. I can’t stop thinking about him.

He says his name is Gabriel, and he doesn’t understand what’s happening to him. He doesn’t know how I can see him or why he loves me in ways that should be impossible for a Celestial.

My obsession grows. I want him to hold me, kiss me—give all of himself. For every day he protects me, the consequences loom darker and taller. Soon, they’ll crash down on us. Yes, the war is about to begin.

I gave SHATTERING HALOS a big 5 stars!!! And you can see my review along with my interview with author Sunniva Dee here —> Shattering Halos Review and Author Interview <— Psst, there are hot pictures of Charlie Hunnum, Ian Somerhalder, and Travis Fimmel!

When Sunniva Dee (author of one of my very favourite NA Fantasy Romances) told me that SHATTERING HALOS was going on tour again, and asked me if I wanted to interview my favourite character, the dark and brooding, Cassiel, there was no way on earth that I was turning it down. So I fixed my hair and make-up, put on my Prada heels (how could I wear anything else when it comes to this angel?), and ordered in chilled champagne with crushed strawberries. Looking to impress? Heck yes! I’m all about pleasing my guests, and if I can bag myself a smouldering fallen angel in the process? Bonus! So with a final check in the mirror, I’m going in!…

Holly: Well hello there, Cassiel! *waggles eyebrows* For the first SHATTERING HALOS blog tour, I interviewed Sunniva Dee – it was pretty awesome; do you think we can beat it this time around?

Cassiel: You’re kidding, right? All that chick did was write me. Now you’re interviewing the real deal. Of course we’ll beat it. Plus, this is you and me, babe. You… and me.
*grabs a lock of Holly’s hair and rubs it between his fingers*

Holly: *dreamy sigh* So let’s chat about the book. How would you describe SHATTERING HALOS?

Cassiel: Pff, I don’t know. Has too little me in it? I promise you—it’s the only place ever that Gabriel gets laid more than me. Seriously, that Sunniva-chick censored the living hellfire out of me. I complained but did she listen? No. She’s as stubborn as Gaia sometimes. So frustrating!

Holly: The main focus in the book was on Gabriel, but you were a pretty standout character yourself. As much as I love Gabriel, you were the one who caught my attention the most. Was it your intention to infiltrate the hearts (and naughty minds) of the readers?

Cassiel: It’s in my nature, babe. It’s what I do best. Hey, I don’t think I’ve had you… over yet. My master suite has quite the view. We can bring our drinks out on the balcony from there. Or stay in the bedroom—whatever works.

Holly: *blushes* What part would you say you play in the story?

Cassiel: Oh, right. Shattering Halos. Staying on task, are we? *groans impatiently*
Weeeell, I would say that I’m the guy who’s trying to keep everyone’s shit together. Jesus, what fools those two are—Gaia and Gabriel?! The funny part is, and I’m not going to spoil anyone’s reading fun here, but if I have my way with Gaia, then we’re all good. Disaster avoided. You know what I mean? Poof, Gabriel’s gone and whoops, I’ve rocked Gaia’s little world into oblivion. Hmm, I can see it so clearly.
*smirks delightedly for the first time*

Holly: You may be Gabriel’s brother, but you are very different characters. Can you explain to the readers how you differ?

Cassiel: I’m your dad’s worst nightmare. I’m hot as hell and I know it, I’m bad ass, don’t give a shit about anything or anyone, and I have an awesome sense of humor.
With Gabriel, you can pretty much put “not” in front of everything I just listed about me. Except the hot part. He’s hot as… uhm—heaven? *snorts out a derisive chuckle*
Anyways.
Dude doesn’t understand the swoon effect he has on the entire female population, he’s way too nice, has a fucking conscience, and even worse than that: he’s monogamous! I know! *shakes head*

Holly: Anyone who has read the book will know that you are a fallen. So my question is, heaven or earth? What are the positives and negative of both?

Cassiel: Sorry, I don’t do boring questions—anything boring, really. Sunniva? You’re so good at censoring stuff, how come you didn’t filter this one out? *rolls eyes* Next question, Sweets.

Holly: *mutters* Asshole! Fine – You’re a big lover of crushed strawberries and champagne, Prada shoes, and sex. If you had to give up two of the three, which would you choose? *raises eyebrow*

Cassiel: Two out of three? Holly Baker’s a hard-ass—hmm, I like that.
But let me think, here—SEX! No contest, babe.

Holly: Describe your perfect life…

Cassiel: I’ll answer that from where my existence was after SHATTERING HALOS. If I didn’t, I’d spoil the fun for you in my own spin-off novel STARGAZER.
The main ingredients are: An opulent penthouse in every cool city on Earth. The occasional visit to my favorite love bug in Hell, Lilith—when I crave pillaging someone as well as being ravaged myself. Apart from that, I’m all about human babes. Champagne with crushed strawberries, a couple of ladies—yup. I’m easy to please… and I please easily.

Holly: As you mentioned, readers will get a chance to see if you get your perfect life when your story continues in STARGAZER – due out later this year; I was lucky enough to read it a few months ago and I have to say, I love you even more!! Who knew that was even possible?? Do you think Sunniva Dee portrayed you and your story well?

Cassiel: Yeah, she finally got something right. I told her, I’m not doing this book unless you get my existence right this time: I curse. I sleep around. I’m me, right? The only thing I’m not too happy with is how Sunniva dug into my weak spot—the only girl I’ve ever lost my marbles over . What went down, there, was damn private, but I get it—I get it—she wants to sell books. Needs the shock value, I guess? Well, I deliver.

Holly: You certainly did that! Now how about we end this on Five Words Or Less? I say something and you have to describe it in your own way in five words or less. Ok?

Holly: Gabriel
Cassiel: My wuz of a brother.

Holly: Gaia
Cassiel: Hot-as-shit cock-tease.

Holly: Yourself
Cassiel: Every single female’s wet dream.

Holly: Shattering Halos
Cassiel: Should’ve been about me.

Holly: Stargazer
Cassiel: Fucking awesome story.

Holly: And finally, me!
Cassiel: *grabs the champagne bottle and opens the window* Enough chit-chat. You’re coming with me.

Holly: I think that’s a pretty great note to leave it on ;) Thank you for dropping by Cassiel; it’s been an absolute pleasure. Until next time Hot Readers <3

Cassiel: No prob. You’ll have more to thank me for in a couple of hours.

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SHATTERING HALOS #1 – Out Now!
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Originally from Norway, I moved to the United States twelve years ago.

The first awesome five years I spent in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, before moving to the beautiful city of Savannah, Georgia.

I’m currently on my seventh year in the South, where my husband, son, and I are enjoying the heat, the humidity, as well as our crazy menagerie of animals better known as the petting zoo. The only one not here is my daughter, who returned to Norway for college.

I hold a Master’s degree in languages, and for ten years, I taught at university level, before settling in as graduate adviser at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Writing is my passion, my joy, and my addiction. Shattering Halos is my debut novel. When I’m not writing, I read. A lot. :)

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Author Q+A and Giveaway – Monica Murphy

If you don’t already know about the fabulous Monica Murphy, then where have you been hiding???? She’s the author of New Adult series ONE WEEK GIRLFRIEND (One Week Girlfriend, Second Chance Boyfriend, Three Broken Promises, Drew + Fable Forever, Four Years Later), sexy Adult series BILLIONAIRE BACHELORS CLUB (Crave, Torn, Savor, Intoxicated), standalone novel INDULGENT PLEASURES, and soon to be released HIS REVERIE. With all those books, how could possibly miss her??

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My favourite of all Monica’s books are the ONE WEEK GIRLFRIEND series. Fun and sexy, with really great stories integrated into each one. The amazing people over at Headline Publishing have given me two complete sets of this series to giveaway to two lucky UK Hot Readers. But before we get to that, did you know that Monica will be signing books in Edinburgh this weekend for the Romance Author and Reader Event?? Well she was asked four questions in the run up to the event, and I have her answers right here. Check them out <3

What’s your favourite thing about writing romance?

It’s such a dream job! I get to write about people falling in love. And I usually end up falling in love with the characters every time too. Oh and I get to look at photos of gorgeous men and call it research. That’s a win-win. *winks*

Do you consider kilts to be sexy?

Yes, especially if the men wearing the kilts are sexy.

Are you willing to try haggis?

The name alone scares me. I don’t think so. I’m not what one would call an adventurous eater.

If you had only one day in Edinburgh, how would you spend it?

I’d explore the city as much as possible! It’s not every day you’re in Scotland, right? Well, unless you’re a Scot. Ha ha.

**This giveaway is open to the UK ONLY, and will run for 48 hours**
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite. A wife and mother of three, she writes New Adult and contemporary romance for Bantam and Avon. She is the author of One Week Girlfriend and Second Chance Boyfriend.

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New Review – Blog Tour: FIVE WAYS TO FALL by K.A. Tucker

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FIVE WAYS TO FALL has stopped by the blog today. Check out my review, the official playlist, full series buying links, AND a giveaway for a Kindle and three signed paperbacks!!!

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Sometimes you can’t change—and sometimes you just don’t want to.

Discover Ben’s side of the story in this fourth novel by the beloved, top-selling indie author of Ten Tiny Breaths,One Tiny Lie, and Four Seconds to Lose.

Purple-haired, sharp-tongued Reese MacKay knows all about making the wrong choice; she’s made plenty of them in her twenty-odd-years. So when her impulsive, short-lived marriage ends in heartbreak, she decides it’s time for a change. She moves to Miami with the intention of hitting reset on her irresponsible life, and she does quite well…aside from an epically humiliating one-night stand in Cancun with a hot blond bouncer named Ben. Thank God she can get on a plane and leave that mistake behind her.

Football scholarship and frat parties with hot chicks? Part of charmer Ben Morris’s plan. Blown knee that kills any hope of a professional football career? So not part of the plan. Luckily Ben has brains to go with his knockout looks and magnetism. After three long years of balancing law school with his job as a bouncer at Penny’s Palace, he’s ready to lead a more mature life—until his first day of work, when he finds himself in the office of that crazy, hot chick he met in Cancun. The one he hasn’t stopped thinking about.

If Ben truly were a smart guy, he’d stay clear of Reese. She’s the boss’s stepdaughter and it’s been made very clear that office romances are grounds for dismissal. Plus, rumor has it she’s trouble. The only problem is, he likes trouble, especially when it’s so good-looking…

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“Don’t you dare let me fall into this water! It’s fucking freezing.”

A strange look passes through his blue eyes.

“Let you fall? Reese, you should know by now that I’d never let that happen.”

I’m in serious denial right now. In fact, I’ve been in denial since I finished this book a few months ago. I keep telling myself it’s not over! It can’t be. This just can’t be the last novel in the series. It can’t!!!!! But unfortunately, it is. Though we will be getting a novella, that will take us right back to the beginning as it is set in the time before the events of TEN TINY BREATHS, we won’t be getting another full length novel. But do you know what? K.A Tucker ended it on one heck of a high.

Throughout the rest of the books in the series I was never all that interested in reading about Ben. In fact, after Cain’s book, I just wanted to read about Cain non stop because I loved him so much! And we had never even met Reese before, so I will be honest – I wasn’t all that sure how I would feel about FIVE WAYS TO FALL, but because I’m such a big fan of this series there was no way I was going to pass it up.

Within the first few pages I knew how I would feel about Reese throughout this book, and by the start of the second chapter I also knew whether or not K.A was going to change my views on Ben. And do you know what I found? Reese is my absolute favourite female character from this entire series, and Ben completely won me over to the point that I’d say he is rivalling Cain as my top male character, and that is some feat!

I just adored everything about this book. How Reese and Ben met. How they met again. Their non-relationship. Their acknowledged relationship. Their personalities. The things that them them. Learning about their pasts. Their struggles, and how they dealt with them. Their families. Just . . . everything! This book had it all. I laughed with them, I cried for them, I swooned over them, and I fell hopelessly in love with their story.

Nothing has come easy for these characters, but they never once let that get in the way of living their lives to the absolute fullest, which in turn, has given us one heck of a story to read about. It was fun, fast paced, sexy, and oh so satisfying. I’m so sad that’s over now, and I really, really hope that at some point in the future, the author decides to revisit this series and let us know how our favourite characters are doing after we leave them. It would definitely be a book that I would pick up.

There’s only one way to fall when it comes to this series, and that is in love.

*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*

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Love listening to the songs that inspired the story? Then check out the Five Ways To Fall playlist as chosen by author K.A. Tucker!

No Diggity vs Thrift Shop by Ed Sheeran, featuring Passenger — This song plays in my head when I picture Reese sitting on the patio at the Bayside Café, devouring her chocolate pecan pie. And spying.

Call Me by Serena Ryder — I love the rich, throaty voice of Serena Ryder and the song’s edginess so I thought it was the perfect song for Reese to sing at the bar the night she’s trying to impress Jared

The Freshman (acoustic version) by The Verve Pipe — When I needed to pick something for Reese to sing to Ben that night on the phone (while he’s driving and he asks her to keep him awake), this song instantly came to mind.

Albatross by Big Wreck — In my head, Ben and Reese are racing down the paths in their dune buggy at the Bernard Morris Groves, with the sun shining and this song playing in the background.

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TEN TINY BREATHS (#1) – Out Now!
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ONE TINY LIE (#2) – Out Now!
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FOUR SECONDS TO LOSE (#3) – Out Now!
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FIVE WAYS TO FALL (#4) – Out Now!
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IN HER WAKE (#0.5) – Out September!
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Up for grabs is a Kindle, and three signed copies of FIVE WAYS TO FALL. Giveaway is open internationally.

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Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She is a voracious reader and the farthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit. Kathleen currently resides in a quaint small town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.

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