Cover Reveal, Excerpt and Pre-Order – Love, In Spanish by Karina Halle

Oh boy, oh boy! One of my very favourite (and I mean VERY favourite) reads of this year was Love, In English by Karina Halle. I fell head over heels in love with the smooth talking, swoon-worthy Spaniard, Mateo Casalles, so it comes as no surprise that I’m desperate to read his side of this slightly unconventional love story. And I’ll soon have the chance. Love, In Spanish releases on November 11th, and I have the cover reveal and an excerpt for you right now, as well as pre-order links! Enjoy <3

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“She sat beside me on the bus – and she changed my whole life.”

Successful, wealthy and absurdly handsome – Spanish ex-football player Mateo Casalles seemed like he had it all. A high-society wife, an adorable little girl, and flashy apartments in Madrid and Barcelona only sweetened the deal. But there was more to Mateo than met the eye – a life of uncertainty and regret that colored his black and white world.

That was until Vera Miles came into his life like a shooting star. Tattooed, wild and young, Vera seemed like Mateo’s polar opposite at first. But you can’t choose who you fall in love with and the two lost souls did everything they could to be together, all while suffering the grave consequences.

Now with Mateo divorced and living in Madrid with Vera, there is a whole new set of challenges and setbacks facing the couple and rocking the foundation of their star-crossed relationship.

Unfortunately for them, the brighter the star, the faster they burn.

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In case you haven’t had the chance to read the amazing Love, In English yet, here’s the synopsis to give you a taste of what you’re missing. And if you have read it, then just skip down the excerpt from book #2 <3

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He’s thirty-eight. I’m twenty-three.

He speaks Spanish. I speak English.

He lives in Spain. I live in Canada.

He dresses in thousand-dollar suits. I’m covered in tattoos.

He’s married and has a five-year old daughter.

I’m single and can’t commit to anyone or anything.

Until now. Because when they say you can’t choose who you fall in love with, boy ain’t that the f*#king truth.

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To a restless dreamer like Vera Miles, it sounded like the experience of a lifetime. Instead of spending her summer interning for her astronomy major, she would fly to Spain where she’d spend a few weeks teaching conversational English to businessmen and women, all while enjoying free room and board at an isolated resort. But while Vera expected to get a tan, meet new people and stuff herself with wine and paella, she never expected to fall in love.

Mateo Casalles is unlike anyone Vera has ever known, let alone anyone she’s usually attracted to. While Vera is a pierced and tatted free spirit with a love for music and freedom, Mateo is a successful businessman from Madrid, all sharp suits and cocky Latino charm. Yet, as the weeks go on, the two grow increasingly close and their relationship changes from purely platonic to something…more.

Something that makes Vera feel alive for the first time.

Something that can never, ever be.

Or so she thinks

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Now read on for an excerpt from Love, In Spanish, and for the buy/pre-order links!

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“Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”

I turn in my chair and give Vera a curious look. Yet another English saying that I don’t know. “I’m afraid I don’t understand.”

She gives me a soft but tired smile and sits down on the arm rest. I immediately wrap my arm around her waist and pull her down into my lap, where she comes to a rest with a giggle, her hair obscuring the impish smile on her face. No matter where she is, I can never stop touching her and now more than ever I need her to relax, to feel safe, to know I’m going to get us out of this.

“Explain,” I demand. “Or I will punish you with kisses.”

She raises her brow. “Followed by punishment by penis?”

I shrug. “That can be arranged. Now, tell me my Estrella.”

She sighs and buries her lips into my neck. I can’t help the small moan that escapes from me, nor my hardness building beneath her plump, round ass. I close my eyes and fight the urge to pick her up and take her to the bedroom, the only other way I know how to make her feel safe and sated, the only way I know how to escape.

“Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned,” she says against my throat, “is a saying. I don’t know where it’s from but it means, well, nothing is scarier than a pissed off bitch.” She pauses, sucking in her breath and I know she fears she’s said the wrong thing. “Sorry,” she quickly adds and I feel her body tense up beneath my fingers. “I didn’t mean that Isabel is a bitch.”

She is still so skittish over her words, the way she blurts things out, but it’s one of the reasons why I love her. I cup the back of her head with my hand and let the softness of her hair sink over me. “I know you didn’t,” I assure her. “And, well, she is being a bitch.”

“Can you blame her though?” she asks, her voice rising a pitch and when she pulls away from me, her eyes are wet. It breaks my heart. I’m getting tired of my heart breaking and I know that this isn’t going to change anytime soon. Every day there is another weight on us, another crack appears.

“No,” I tell her honestly. “I cannot blame her.”

A silence lapses over us, heavy like a wool cloak. It does this sometimes. What we’ve done, it coats us.

Finally she clears her throat. “She’s going to hurt for a long time,” she says. “She’s going to be angry. This isn’t going away. I thought everything was behind us now, that she’d move on. You’ve been divorced for a year, if she’s still this mad a year out…”

“She is mad because I am going back to Atletico,” I tell her. “She is mad because of the paparazzi, the way they are hounding us again. She is mad because she feels she is being made to look like a fool. If I had just stayed with my head down, she wouldn’t be doing this.”

“But you can’t live your life in fear, Mateo,” she tells me.

I smile at her and brush her sunset hair from her face. “And neither can you.”

She settles back against my body, sinks, conforms, melds. She is second skin. She is a part of myself I can’t bear to separate from. I pray I never have to. I pray we can survive whatever is coming our way.

And I can feel it coming, that tension, that storm rolling in the weeks and days.

I pick her up in my arms and for all her pillowy curves, she weighs nothing more than a feather. I take her down the hall to the bedroom, throw her on the bed. She glows in the afternoon sun that streams in through our window and it isn’t long before we are both naked and I am climbing over her, pinning her arms above her head and drinking in her body like the most beautiful, decadent wine.

I will devour her until all of this is gone.

I will consume her until we are all that’s left.

I push inside her and let my hunger take over.

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LOVE, IN ENGLISH #1 – Out Now!
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With her USA Today Bestselling The Artists Trilogy published by Grand Central Publishing, numerous foreign publication deals, and self-publishing success with her Experiment in Terror series, Vancouver-born Karina Halle is a true example of the term “Hybrid Author.” Though her books showcase her love of all things dark, sexy and edgy, she’s a closet romantic at heart and strives to give her characters a HEA…whenever possible.

Karina holds a screenwriting degree from Vancouver Film School and a Bachelor of Journalism from TRU. Her travel writing, music reviews/interviews and photography have appeared in publications such as Consequence of Sound, Mxdwn and GoNomad Travel Guides. She currently lives on an island on the coast of British Columbia where she’s preparing for the zombie apocalypse with her fiancé and rescue pup.

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New Review – Blog Tour: FULL DISCLOSURE by Kindle Alexander

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There’s so much going on in this post! Not only do we have my review of Full Disclosure, but there’s also the Full Disclosure Playlist, a Giveaway, a Teaser, and of course, buy links! Make sure you read through the entire post so you don’t miss anything.

Title: Full Disclosure
Series: Nice Guys #2
Author: Kindle Alexander
Genre: M/M Romance

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Deputy United States Marshal Mitch Knox apprehends fugitives for a living. His calm, cool, collected attitude and devastatingly handsome good looks earn him a well-deserved bad boy reputation, both in the field and out. While away on an assignment, he blows off some steam at a notorious Dallas nightclub. Solving the case that has plagued him for months takes a sudden backseat to finding out all there is to know about the gorgeous, shy blond sitting alone at the bar.

Texas State Trooper Cody Turner is moving up the ranks, well on his way to his dream of being a Texas Ranger. While on a two-week mandatory vacation, he plans to relax and help out on his family’s farm. Mitch is the last distraction Cody needs, but the tatted up temptation that walks into the bar and steals his baseball cap is too hard to ignore.

As Mitch’s case gains nationwide attention, how will he convince the sexy state trooper that giving him a chance won’t jeopardize his life’s plan…especially when the evil he’s tracking brings the hate directly to his doorstep, threatening more than just their careers.

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Full Disclosure was straight away a hundred times better than Double Full. After meeting Mitch in the first book, I couldn’t wait to get stuck into his story, and I’m so glad to say that this was the Kindle Alexander that I knew and loved from Always.

Starting this book, I grinned pretty much constantly. My Mitch love was still going strong after finishing Double Full, and I was giddy to get to know more about him. And that cover… I have to say, I didn’t really pay that much attention to it until I actually came to read it, but then reading time was pushed back by the gawking. How hot is that guy???? As if I needed any more reasons to love Mitch ;)

Seeing Colt and Jace again was great. I may not have loved their book, but the characters still came to mean something to me, and I loved seeing them finally getting it right. And we get to meet lots of new characters, too. Tyler (the banter between him and Mitch was fantastic) was one of my favourites, but the piece of my heart that Jace occupied, is now being shared with Cody (the lucky man to catch Mitch’s eye).

I love the dynamic between Cody and Mitch. There was no angst. No heartache. No pain. Just a really sweet and sexy relationship with two smoking hot guys! I couldn’t have picked a better guy for Mitch, than Cody. BUT, if you are a lover of all things drama then fear not. Though their relationship may be all things good, they are faced with a lot of trouble as the bad guys come knocking.

I was really excited to see how the investigation that Mitch started in Double Full would play out, and I absolutely loved the whole mystery of it, but I was hoping it would all be cleared up in this book. Most of it is, but there are a few loose ends being carried on to the third book in the series; Kreed and Aaron!!!!!

Gah, I cannot wait for more from Kindle Alexander. She grows as an author with each book, and never fails to make me fall for Nice Guys. I anxiously await the next instalment.

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*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*

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DOUBLE FULL #1 – Out Now!
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Best Selling Author Kindle Alexander is an innovative writer, and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica in both the male/male and male/female genres. It’s always a surprise to see what’s coming next!
I live in the suburbs of Dallas where it’s true, the only thing bigger than an over active imagination, may be women’s hair!
Usually, I try for funny. Humor is a major part of my life – I love to laugh, and it seems to be the thing I do in most situations – regardless of the situation, but jokes are a tricky deal… I don’t want to offend anyone and jokes tend to offend. So instead I’m going to tell you about Kindle.
I tragically lost my sixteen year old daughter to a drunk driver. She had just been at home, it was early in the night and I heard the accident happen. I’ll never forget that moment. The sirens were immediate and something inside me just knew. I left my house, drove straight to the accident on nothing more than instinct. I got to be there when my little girl died – weirdly, I consider that a true gift from above. She didn’t have to be alone.
That time in my life was terrible. It’s everything you think it would be times about a billion. I love that kid. I loved being her mother and I loved watching her grow into this incredibly beautiful person, both inside and out. She was such a gift to me. To have it all ripped away so suddenly broke me.
Her name was Kindle. Honest to goodness – it was her name and she died a few weeks before Amazon released their brand new Kindle ereader. She had no idea it was coming out and she would have finally gotten her name on something! Try finding a ruler with the name Kindle on it.. It never happened.
Through the course of that crippling event I was lucky enough to begin to write with a dear friend in the fan fiction world of Facebook. She got me through those dark days with her unwavering support and friendship. There wasn’t a time she wasn’t there for me. Sometimes together and sometimes by myself, we built a world where Kindle lives and stands for peace, love and harmony. It’s its own kind of support group. I know without question I wouldn’t be here today without her.
Find out more by visiting http://www.kindlealexander.com or email me at kindle@kindlealexander.com

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New Review – DOUBLE FULL by Kindle Alexander

Check out my review of m/m romance Double Full by Kindle Alexander, and check back later for my review of second book, Full Disclosure.

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Up and coming football hero, Colton Michaels, makes a Hail Mary pass one night in the college locker room that results in the hottest, sexiest five days of his young life. However, interference after the play has him hiding his past and burying his future in the bottom of a bottle. While Colt seems to have it all, looks can be deceiving, especially when you’re trapped so far in a closet that you can’t see your way out. When ten years of living his expected fast-lane lifestyle lands him engaged to his manipulative Russian supermodel girlfriend, he decides it’s time to call a new play.

Jace Montgomery single-handily built the largest all-star cheerleading gym in the world, driven by a need to forget a life-altering encounter with a handsome quarterback a decade ago. His reputation as an excellent coach, hard-nosed business man, and savvy entrepreneur earned him respect in the sometimes catty world of competitive cheerleading. When Jace learns of his ex-lover’s plans to marry, his heart executes a barrel roll and his carefully-placed resolve tumbles down without a mat to absorb the shock. Can his island escape help him to finally let go of the past and move his life forward?

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I have had this book on my eReader for so long. I read, devoured, and completely and hopelessly fell in love with the book Always by this author, so when I heard that Kindle Alexander was releasing a second book in this series, I new that it was finally time to get stuck in.

I’m so torn with this book. I love the authors writing. It’s not as strong as it is more recent works (which is a good thing, because that shows growth) but it was still very easy to get into, and though it’s told in third person, I never found myself confused over the characters which unfortunately happens sometimes for me with this writing style.

Jace, I absolutely loved from the very start. There was just something about him. I instantly wanted the very best for him, and felt a sort of protectiveness over him. But I wasn’t 100% sold on Colt. To be more specific, I wasn’t sold on Colt as a college student. He came across as a bit of an obsessive, creepy, stalker kind of guy, and that didn’t do anything for whatsoever. As time went on, and he grew up, it was a lot easier to like him, but to start with…he wasn’t for me.

I loved the storyline, though I feel it could have been made stronger. More emotion added. There was only really one point where my eyes slightly misted, but the rest of the time I just…read. I loved the addition of Mitch. At first I thought it was a completely random add on, but then I got his part to the story…to the series, I truly cannot wait to continue it.

It was pretty much insta-love for me where Mitch was concerned. I love him so much, and I’m stoked that he’s getting his own book, and his story will continue. I can’t wait to see it all unravel in Full Disclosure.

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DOUBLE FULL #1 – Out Now!
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FULL DISCLOSURE #2 – Out Now!
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Best Selling Author Kindle Alexander is an innovative writer, and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica in both the male/male and male/female genres. It’s always a surprise to see what’s coming next!

I live in the suburbs of Dallas where it’s true, the only thing bigger than an over active imagination, may be women’s hair!
Usually, I try for funny. Humor is a major part of my life – I love to laugh, and it seems to be the thing I do in most situations – regardless of the situation, but jokes are a tricky deal… I don’t want to offend anyone and jokes tend to offend. So instead I’m going to tell you about Kindle.
I tragically lost my sixteen year old daughter to a drunk driver. She had just been at home, it was early in the night and I heard the accident happen. I’ll never forget that moment. The sirens were immediate and something inside me just knew. I left my house, drove straight to the accident on nothing more than instinct. I got to be there when my little girl died – weirdly, I consider that a true gift from above. She didn’t have to be alone.
That time in my life was terrible. It’s everything you think it would be times about a billion. I love that kid. I loved being her mother and I loved watching her grow into this incredibly beautiful person, both inside and out. She was such a gift to me. To have it all ripped away so suddenly broke me.
Her name was Kindle. Honest to goodness – it was her name and she died a few weeks before Amazon released their brand new Kindle ereader. She had no idea it was coming out and she would have finally gotten her name on something! Try finding a ruler with the name Kindle on it.. It never happened.
Through the course of that crippling event I was lucky enough to begin to write with a dear friend in the fan fiction world of Facebook. She got me through those dark days with her unwavering support and friendship. There wasn’t a time she wasn’t there for me. Sometimes together and sometimes by myself, we built a world where Kindle lives and stands for peace, love and harmony. It’s its own kind of support group. I know without question I wouldn’t be here today without her.
Find out more by visiting http://www.kindlealexander.com or email me at kindle@kindlealexander.com

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New Review – Blog Tour: ALWAYS FOREVER by Cheryl McIntyre

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You need this book in your life!!!!! It may be part of a series but you can absolutely read it as a standalone (though in case you want to read the rest of the amazing series which is currently on sale, I’ve included all the links below) and I completely fell in love.

Title: Always Forever
Series: Sometimes Never, #4
Author: Cheryl McIntyre
Publication 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?

*This is a New Adult novel. Recommended for 17+. Always Forever is a companion novel to Sometimes Never, but can be read as a stand-alone book*

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I have loved/stalked Cheryl McIntyre since I first read Sometimes Never, and with every book she has released, I’ve loved her more. Her writing style and knack for story telling immediately hooks me, and keeps me entertained from the first page to the very last, and the family of characters that she has created in this series is one that feels like a part of me, and one I never want to have to let go of.

I have been waiting so long for Misty and Kellin’s story, and as soon as I started reading I was filled with this intense emotion. Not because the story at that time was particularly emotional; but because over the years, I’ve seen these characters grow, and to be back with them at this point in time brought tears to my eyes.

Now, although i had a slight meltdown at the start, the rest of the book I had pretty much a constant grin on my face. I’m pretty sure I’ve never smiled so much whilst reading a book as I did throughout Always Forever. I read, I laughed, I loved, I highlighted, and I repeated this cycle continuously until the very end.

This book absolutely can be read as a standalone, but being completely honest, you would miss out on an incredible series if you only read this one. The journey of the Sometimes Never series is one that should be experienced in it’s entirety for you to get the full impact of each set of characters story like I did. I promise you won’t regret it!

I think it’s safe to say that although I have loved every single book in this series, Always Forever would have to be my favourite. I’m STILL grinning whenever I think about Misty and Kellin’s story, and I’m completely swooning over Kellin Patel all grown up!! Oh my, that guy certainly takes after his big brother in winning over hearts and taking over book boyfriend lists.

Now that I’m another book down in this series I’m filled with a sense of melancholy. We have a novella for one of my favourite characters, Guy, that has already been released, but then after that? I have no idea whether the author plans to write any more books for these characters, but I will hope and pray that she does. I would love (and I mean LOVE) to see Sadie and Roh get a story. And I mean, the twins have to grow up at some point, right? I’m kind of grasping at straws a little bit here, but work with me Cheryl!!

But until the day I hope for comes, you can find me living in the land of blissful ignorance, where I refuse to acknowledge the possible end of one of my all time favourite series, and continue to get lost in every single book that this amazing author releases.

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*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*

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For this blog post, I was given the choice of four excerpts with the intention of posting just one. But I was a little naughty. I couldn’t decide on just one, so I’ve posted two. Enjoy <3

Excerpt one
“You said you fell in love with her again. Love doesn’t work that way. It doesn’t run out and need refilling. It’s like a well. You draw from it. But the supply is endless.”
“I still don’t follow, dude.”
“You said again, jackass. You fell in love with her again. Either you never loved her or you never stopped. Love. Is. A. Well. You fall deeper.”
I close my eyes and let his words sink in. And I feel the truth of them.
“I fell deeper,” I agree.

Excerpt two
“Hope has always wanted you two together,” Mason replies and I can hear the smile in his voice. “She was pissed over the whole incident at the reception. But I know she’ll jump aboard the Kellin train, but she’s not going to be happy about Misty staying with you. No matter how old Misty gets, she’ll always be Hope’s little cousin.”
“I’ll be on my best behavior,” I promise.
“No. Don’t do that.” He sighs again, this time as if he pities his poor, dumb, baby brother. “You’ll never win her over that way. We Patels were born with special gifts—nice faces, good bodies, dirty minds, and unwavering persistence. Utilize what God gave you.”

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Cheryl McIntyre is the author of Sometimes Never, Blackbird ( a Sometimes Never novella), Before Now, Long After, the Dirty novella series, and the YA paranormal romance, Dark Calling.

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Check out this fab giveaway from Cheryl McIntyre!

~One Sometimes Never swag pack, which includes: Signed paperbacks of Sometimes Never, Before Now, Long After, Always Forever, and Let It Be, as well as bookmarks and postcards. (US only)
~One $10.00 Amazon giftcard
~One Kindle copy of Always Forever

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Cover Reveal, Excerpt and Giveaway – STARGAZER by Sunniva Dee

You may have heard me screaming from the rooftops about a certain book called Shattering Halos by Sunniva Dee? No? See my review and interview with the author HERE. Well she wrote another book after that called Stargazer, which loosely follows Gaia and Gabriel, but mainly focuses on Luna, Cassiel, and Kai. I was lucky enough to read this book last March and as much as I loved book #1, book #2 was even better!!! I can finally show you the cover for this book, and give you a little insight with the synopsis and an excerpt. And if that’s not enough? You can get to know my favourite fallen angel, Cassiel, in the interview I did with him HERE. Enjoy <3

Title: Stargazer
Series: Halos #2
Author: Sunniva Dee
Genre: PNR/New Adult
Release Date: October 31, 2014

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I’m Luna, and I’ve been in the Twilight Zone since I moved in with my sister and her boyfriend.
I sense their secrets in every corner of the house.

Gabriel is eerily beautiful, and his personality disturbingly perfect, while Gaia’s inexplicable PTSD and mood swings bounce her between bliss and despair.

Until Gabriel’s brothers pay a visit.

Cassiel…
He’s the night to his brother’s day. He’s sex personified and the devil in one hell of a stunning package. It’s been years since I last saw him, but this man makes me burn. He hooks me with his touch. Enthralls me with those oddly simmering eyes. He pierces my soul with his knowing smirks, and I am losing myself in him.

Ka…
With pearlescent hair and spring green eyes, he crashes into my world. I thought this crazy, beautiful man could mend my bleeding heart. Make things recognizable again—normal. Instead he pulls me from the embers and feeds me to the open fire.

College life. Is this what everyone goes through?

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CASSIEL

What the hell happened back there? She was one measly Earthling. A single goddamn daughter of Eve out of thousands, millions—fucking billions! I was pitiful.
I went home after she slipped out of my arms. Now, I drew in a deep, cleansing breath and reached for the glass of champagne on the nightstand.
Empty already? Fuck.
I untangled from the last chick and got up. In her stupor, a blissful smile still curled her lips. It’d never made me impatient before.
A chilled bottle waited at the wet bar. I snapped it open and poured icy fizz over the strawberry I’d squeezed too hard. The fruity mass resembled bloody entrails, which suited me fine.
Lingerie. My gaze trailed over the second girl. An arm and a leg strained limp toward the floor, soft skin reflecting from the wall-wide mirror. The curve of her ass, the sheer thigh-highs I’d rolled down a fraction. All details that simply made my existence.
This trio would be out my door soon with their minds erased.
“You want another glass?” I grumbled to Perky-Boobs. Not that I couldn’t remember names—some just bored me.
“I—I…” she gasped out.
I hadn’t taken her yet. To attain the hint of a thrill, I’d skipped the dazzling on this one. She sat rigid against the headboard, chest heaving with desire and anticipation. So fucking predictable.
She pinned her knees together, and they tipped demurely to one side. Now she flicked a wide-eyed glance at her friends.
Luna went to Ka again.
I did enjoy how Perky Boobs’ negligee slid open to reveal puffy areolas as she shifted.
“Never mind,” I said. “Your drink can wait.”
And to hell with the Samuelle girl.

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SHATTERING HALOS #1 – Out Now!
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STARGAZER #2 – Out October!
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Originally from Norway, I moved to the United States twelve years ago. I hold a Master’s degree in languages and taught Spanish at college level before settling in at the Savannah College of Art and Design as an adviser.
I write New Adult fiction, sometimes with a paranormal twist—like in “Shattering Halos,” published by The Wild Rose Press in February 24th 2014 and in “Stargazer,” estimated release date, November 2014. The first book I’m self-publishing is the New Adult Contemporary novel “Pandora Wild Child,” which will make me a proud indie author in October 28th 2014!
I specialize in impulsive heroines, bad-boys, and good-boys running amok. Then, there’s the intense love, physical and emotional attraction beyond reason—sensory overload for the reader as well as for the characters. Like in real life, I hope you’re unable to predict what comes next in my stories.
Yes, so I write what I love to read, and depending on the reader, you’ll find my books to be a fast-paced emotional rollercoaster—or disturbing because the struggles of love aren’t your thing. Here’s to hoping you have the same reading vice as me! ;-)

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New Release – Beast #2 by Ella James

Yes or no? What will she do? Can Annabelle redeem Beast with her heart intact, or will her time at La Rosa Prison ruin her? Find out who Beast really is in the dark, erotic retelling of Beauty & The Beast.

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Continue the dark, erotic journey of Annabelle, the warden’s daughter, and the man she’s pined for since her girlhood. No longer Cal Hammond, actor, Beast is a brutal man who runs the prison’s gangs from behind a shroud of secrecy and lies. Can Annabelle’s love save him from his tainted past, or will his deceit ruin both of them?

*Beast 2 is a serial novella. If you don’t like novellas, or reading stories in installments, this probably isn’t for you. It deals with intense subjects and features absolutely panty-melting sex. If you’re on a bus, in the subway, in your office, or babysitting innocent children, I’d advise you to read this story later. If you just can’t wait, be warned. Beast will make you wet*

*Part 3 will be out September 8*
*This story will be either three parts or four parts*

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“You look nervous,” he says. His hand, still in my hair, turns to my cheek. It’s warm. Smells good. “Come and sit down.”

He takes my hand and leads me to a window seat. A built-in bench, pressed up against a wall of glass. He wraps his hands around my waist and lifts me up. Sits me down up there. My eyes scan the patchy, dirt-strewn yard outside. The way the rain smashes off the ground and into something else. The sky is white. Stark white.

“Just a minute,” he says.

My mind screams as he steps away. He reaches onto some shelves along the wall and grabs an armful of navy blue blankets. Painters’ blankets, I realize as he holds them out for me. He sits them on the bench beside me. Smooths one out. Lifts me up and sits me on it. Then he tucks another one behind me.

“Thank you,” I murmur. Despite the blankets’ tattered appearance, they seem soft enough. There’s no paint on them, and they don’t smell like it. Another one unfolded by his big hands, tucked around me.

“You got wet. Warm up a moment.”

I sit there because my brain is broken and my heart feels puffed up like a balloon.

He climbs up behind me and gently nudges me forward. He leans his torso up against mine, spreads his legs around my butt and thighs. Strong hands begin to knead my shoulders.

“Don’t be nervous here, Angel. I’ll take care of you. Always.”

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BEAST #1 – Out Now!
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BEAST #2 – Out Now!
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BEAST #3 – Out September 8th!
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Ella James is a Colorado author who writes teen and adult romance. She is happily married to a man who knows how to wield a red pen, and together they are raising a feisty two-year-old who will probably grow up believing everyone’s parents go to war over the placement of a comma.

Ella’s books have been listed on numerous Amazon bestseller lists, including the Movers & Shakers list and the Amazon Top 100; two were listed among Amazon’s Top 100 Young Adult Ebooks of 2012.

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Cover Reveal And Pre-Order – MELANCHOLY by Bella Jewel

Do you love biker romance? If so, then check this out! I read Precarious #1 by Bella Jewel a few weeks ago and loved it! The second book in the series (following different characters from the club) is due for release in a few weeks, and it have the cover for you today, along with links to the first book, and pre-order for book #2 which is titled Melancholy. Check it out <3

Title: Melancholy
Series: Jokers’ Wrath MC, #2
Author: Bella Jewel
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: September 15, 2014

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To truly understand a story; you need to start from the beginning, but to start from the beginning, you have to go back, further than just you. After all, our stories don’t start with us, do they? Our stories start with the person before us, and the person before them. We are created from the stories of those people.

NO ONE’S STORY IS EVER TRULY THEIR OWN.

I tried to create my own story, my own path, my own actions. I’ve seen things people on see in their worst nightmares, but I never let it neat me down. I never let it become who I was. There was no point analyzing what it could be.

COULD BE’S DIDNT MATTER.

Until Maddox came into my world. He saved my life. He changed my story; giving me the second chance some of us only dream about. There was only one thing missing in my second chance, and she was the reason I fought so hard to survive.

MY SISTER.

My sister who is supposed to be dead, well, at least, that’s what I thought.

THAT’S WHAT HE TOLD ME.

Now is where my story changes, but to understand this story, you have to start at the beginning … where it all began … and before.

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PRECARIOUS #1 – Out Now!
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MELANCHOLY #2 – Out September 15th!
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Bella Jewel is an Aussie girl through and through. She spent her life in Western Australia, growing up in many different areas of the state. She now currently lives in Perth with her husband, children and mass amounts of pets. She’s crazy, fun, outgoing and friendly. Writing is her passion, she started at the young age of 18 but finally got the courage up to publish, and her first novel Hell’s Knights was released in August 2013.

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Special Announcement – Karina Halle

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Choose the adventure!

Here’s your chance to vote for the destination of Karina Halle’s next novel! Enter this simple poll, and choose one of these three amazing locations:

Amalfi Coast

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Karina and her assistant will jet to the winning destination for a week-long, interactive adventure, where YOU can participate as they take part in all the fun tourist attractions you’ve chosen. The entire trip will be captured on video and with photos so you too can relish in this unforgettable experience.

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Series Sale And Pre-Order – Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

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Whenever I need a book that I know will make me laugh out loud repeatedly, and swoon over the leading male, and just generally make me fall in love, and feel good about life, I turn to Sophie Kinsella. Her books get the right spot every time without fail, and now for a limited time only, in the run up to her next release due out September 25th, her incredible Shopaholic series has been put on sale!

As you can tell from the pre-order price of book #7, these books don’t usually come cheap, so now is the time to get them! I have read and loved every single book in this series, and i cannot wait to get stuck into #7 <3

*Titles may vary depending on country. Listed are the UK titles (all content is the same in all countries), so the US links may take you to a different title but they are the same books. Prices correct at time of posting.*

THE SECRET DREAMWORLD OF A SHOPAHOLIC #1 – £1.99/$5.99
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SHOPAHOLIC ABROAD #2 – £2.99/$5.99
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SHOPAHOLIC TIES THE KNOT #3 – £2.99/$5.99
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SHOPAHOLIC & SISTER #4 – £2.99/$5.99
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SHOPAHOLIC & BABY #5 – £2.99/$1.99
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MINI SHOPAHOLIC #6 – £2.99/$5.99
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*Pre-order, due for release September 25th*

SHOPAHOLIC TO THE STARS #7 – £6.99/$10.99
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New Review – Release Day: SEDUCING LAUREN by Kristen Proby

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It’s LIVE!!!! The second book in the Love Under The Big Sky series by Kristen Proby (though you don’t have to have read the first book, you should anyway because it’s amazing – My Review) is now available, and you can see my review of this fab book below, along with an excerpt and giveaway! (Psst, the US paperbacks of the entire series are CHEAPER than the eBooks!)

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In the second book in the Love Under the Big Sky series from this NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author of the With Me in Seattle series, life in Montana gets spicy when a woman and her divorce lawyer sign off the papers—and sign on to love.

Now that his best friend, Josh, has happily settled down with his true love on a Montana ranch, small-town lawyer Ty Sullivan starts thinking that maybe single life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. And when Lauren Cunningham’s no-good ex-husband comes after her for an unexpected trust fund, Ty steps in to protect her. But soon he can’t help but think of her as more than a client. Lauren’s in no mood to jump into another relationship, so how can Ty convince her that her mistake wasn’t getting married, but marrying the wrong guy?

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I was a big (huge!!) fan of the first book in this series (Loving Cara) and was absolutely desperate to get my hands on Ty and Lauren’s book. You know how it is when you read a great book, and you just want the whole series to be at your fingertips, so you can keep on devouring every characters story? Well for me, that was this series, and while it might have felt like I was waiting forever for this book (it really wasn’t all that long), it was definitely worth the wait!

Whether you’ve read book #1 or not, it really doesn’t matter. Everything you need to know about these characters is in this book (though you would be missing out on the amazing-ness that is Josh and Cara’s story if you don’t read Loving Cara) so you can easily just fall straight into this one, without experiencing any problems. What you will find, is a gorgeous love story, with added suspense and sexiness.

We briefly met Lauren “Lo” in Loving Cara but she was overall a bit of a mystery to not only the readers, but also the characters, as she kept some things very close to her chest. Lo was a really likeable character, and one of the things I loved most about her was how Kristen Proby had inserted our world into her world. It gave a connection to the character, but also gave the reader a look at the “other side” of the book world, which it found really interesting.

Ty, was someone who we initially knew a little better as he had been more involved in the previous book. He’s best friend to Josh, brother to Jillian, and secret admirer to Lauren Cunningham. Oh boy, I loved Ty!!! He was just so swoonworthy!!! He’s a badass lawyer, with a tattoo sleeve, and a heart of gold. What could be better?? He was intent on protecting Lo no matter the cost, and everything he did throughout the whole book just made me love him that much more.

One thing I wasn’t exactly sold on was some of the characters names. Now, I know that sounds ridiculous, so just bear with me! As I was reading, I kept noticing characters names that looked familiar, and not because they’ve been used countless times in other books (I know that’s unavoidable), but because there seems to be what looks like a lot of the authors fellow author friends named. I don’t know for certain if this is the case but here’s a few that stood out for me: Lauren/Lo (Lo of Christina Lauren), Emily Valentine (Emily Snow, Michelle Valentine), Mrs. Blakely (Lauren Blakely). Do you see where I’m coming from? For me, it took away from the story a little bit because I was focusing more on the names, than what was actually happening.

That being said, I did still think this was a really great book, and of course, as anyone who has ever read a book by Kristen Proby knows, she sure does bring the sexy! But that goes without saying, doesn’t it? And as a sneaky teaser, we get to read the first chapter of book #3, Falling For Jillian, which follows favourites Jillian and Zach. I can’t even begin to explain how excited I am for that one! These are definitely characters that you need to meet.

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*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*

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LOVING CARA #1 – Out Now!
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SEDUCING LAUREN #2 – Out Now!
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FALLING FOR JILLIAN #3 – Out January 27th, 2015!
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As I approach his house, I see his Jeep parked in the drive, the hood up, and a tight, jean-clad ass bent over the side.

Okay, he’s definitely home.

I tentatively wander around the other side of the Jeep and lean against the side, looking at the engine. He hasn’t noticed that I’m here yet, and I’m not even sure how he’ll react to seeing me here, but I can’t seem to stay away. His dark head is bent low, his arms buried in the engine, tinkering with something. His arms are bare as he’s pulled off his T-shirt, which is draped over the windshield. A thin sheen of sweat covers his shoulders and back, and his entire sleeve tattoo, which runs from just above his wrist all the way up to the top of his right shoulder, is on full display, making my girlie parts all tingle and come to life.

Holy Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.

He’s so fucking toned it’s crazy. Jeez, his muscles bunch and stretch as he pulls on the wrench in his hand.

“Come on, you motherfucker,” he mutters. I have to bite my lips to keep from laughing out loud.

“So, what seems to be the problem?” I finally ask when he doesn’t notice me, keeping my eyes trained on the engine when his head whips up to look at me. I slowly lift my eyes to his and grin.

“I didn’t hear your car,” he murmurs with a smile.

“I walked.” I shrug and look back down into the bowels of his Jeep. “What’s wrong with your car?”

“You walked from your house?” he asks incredulously.

“No.” I shake my head and chuckle. “From Sips. I had coffee with Cara this morning.”

He stands up straight and leans his palms on the side of the Jeep, watching me. My eyes immediately fall to one drop of sweat slowly making its way down his hard chest.

“You had coffee with Cara?” He smiles.

“Yeah.” I shrug shyly. “I’m sorry to just stop by like this. I was out for a walk and just sort of found myself here.” I feel my cheeks heat and I back away, but he shakes his head and smiles widely.

“I’m glad you came by.” He raises his brows as I continue to stare.

I shake my head and raise my eyes to his, then bust out laughing.

“Why are you laughing?” he asks with a wide grin.

“Because I don’t think I’ve ever seen you without a shirt. I didn’t realize the tats went all the way up your arm. Who would have thought that under it all you’re just a bad boy?”

His eyes flash with heat as he narrows them on my face, watching me. He pulls a rag out of his back pocket and begins wiping off his hands, but his gray eyes stay on mine. Did I offend him?

“I’m not such a bad boy. Looks can be deceiving, Lauren.” He smirks as he lowers the hood on his Jeep. “But from the look of you right now, you don’t seem to mind the tats.”

“I don’t mind.” I shrug nonchalantly and try to ignore the way my heart picks up speed as he slowly saunters around the hood of the vehicle.

“Do you have any tats?”

“Yeah.”

His eyes widen in surprise and then rake over me from head to toe.

“Where?”

I grin, enjoying this flirtatious banter. “Here and there.”

“I have ways of making people talk, you know.”

“Bright lights and rubber hoses?” I ask with a raised brow.

He tosses his head back and laughs, an all-out belly laugh. “I’m not a cop,” he smirks.

“You might get to see them. Someday.”

He closes the gap between us and kisses me gently on the forehead, not touching me anywhere else.

“I hope someday comes sooner rather than later,” he whispers before pulling back and smiling softly down at me. “I would hug you, but I’m dirty.”

I wave him off, as if it’s no biggie, although I don’t mind so much that he’s a bit dirty and sweaty. “What were you doing?” I gesture to the car.

“Changing the oil.”

“There are places you can go,” I inform him with a perfectly straight face, “where you pull into this big garage, and then you leave your car and go into this small room with five-year-old magazines and stale coffee, and the people there will change your oil for you.”

“Or, smart-ass, I can do it myself in my own driveway.”

“Suit yourself.” I shrug.

“Did you sleep okay on the couch?” he asks, changing the subject.

“Yeah, actually, I did. But I could always sleep just about anywhere.”

“Hence the chaise in your office.” He chuckles.

I nod and stuff my hands in my pockets. “I’m sorry that I interrupted your morning. I was just out for a walk and found myself here.”

“I’m glad you did.” He scratches his stomach, and my eyes follow the movement. His abs are just delicious. For being so dark haired, he has little hair on his chest and stomach, but a light trail of hair falls from his navel and disappears into his jeans. He’s also sporting a V in the muscles on his hips that the heroes in my novels would covet.

“Lo?” he asks with a wide grin.

“Yeah?” I drag my eyes up to his again.

“I lost you for a second.”

I blink rapidly and feel heat fill my cheeks. Jesus, get a grip! You’ve seen hot men before, Lauren. “Sorry, my mind wandered.”

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong characters who love humor and have a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.

Kristen spends her days with her muse in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.

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