New Review, Excerpt and Giveaway – Blog Tour: Burying Water by K.A. Tucker

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I don’t think this post really needs an introduction. My review says it all. Go read <3

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The top-selling, beloved indie author of Ten Tiny Breaths returns with a new romance about a young woman who loses her memory—and the man who knows that the only way to protect her is to stay away.

Left for dead in the fields of rural Oregon, a young woman defies all odds and survives—but she awakens with no idea who she is, or what happened to her. Refusing to answer to “Jane Doe” for another day, the woman renames herself “Water” for the tiny, hidden marking on her body—the only clue to her past. Taken in by old Ginny Fitzgerald, a crotchety but kind lady living on a nearby horse farm, Water slowly begins building a new life. But as she attempts to piece together the fleeting slivers of her memory, more questions emerge: Who is the next-door neighbor, quietly toiling under the hood of his Barracuda? Why won’t Ginny let him step foot on her property? And why does Water feel she recognizes him?

Twenty-four-year-old Jesse Welles doesn’t know how long it will be before Water gets her memory back. For her sake, Jesse hopes the answer is never. He knows that she’ll stay so much safer—and happier—that way. And that’s why, as hard as it is, he needs to keep his distance. Because getting too close could flood her with realities better left buried.

The trouble is, water always seems to find its way to the surface.

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Jesse
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It’s a tentative kiss at first, her lips lightly sweeping across mine without committing entirely, but it gets my blood rushing all the same. I can’t say that I’ve ever kissed a woman without seeing her face first. It’s both unnerving and strangely liberating. If she looks anything like her lips feel, then I’m kissing a supermodel right now.
Finally she finds her place, her lips slightly parted as they gently work against mine, each one of her ragged breaths like an intoxicating spell as they slip into my mouth alongside her tongue. I don’t even care about the rain or the cold or getting home anymore, too busy fighting the urge to loose my hands on her. But I don’t know why the fuck she’s doing this and I’m a suspicious person by nature. So, I ball my fists and keep my arms to my sides while her mouth slowly teases mine and her hand grasps the side of my face.
Just when I’m ready to give up on my mistrust and pull her into me, she suddenly breaks free, her short, hard pants dispelling her calm. She steps back, taking the shield of her umbrella with her. The cold rain is a semi-effective douse to the heat coursing through my body.
“Thank you.”
I smile into the darkness. “No big deal. Tires take me no time.”
“I wasn’t talking about the tire.” She’s smiling too. I can hear it in her soft words.
With my mouth hanging open, I watch her silhouette round the car. In one fluid motion, she folds her umbrella up and slides into the driver’s seat.
And I’m left standing here, wondering what the hell just happened. She doesn’t know what I look like either. We could pass each other on the sidewalk and we’d never know.
Maybe that’s the point.
Shaking my head, I dart back to my car, my clothes soaked and my mind thoroughly mystified. She may be sweet but if she goes around kissing strange men on the side of the road, no wonder she has regrets. I hope regrets are the worst thing she ever has to deal with.
True to my word, I tail her for eight miles, my fingers testing my lips as I recall the feel of hers against them, until she signals toward one of Portland’s richer areas. A big part of me wants to turn off and follow her the rest of the way. Just so I know who she is.
I have my hand on the turn signal. But at the last minute, I pull back and keep heading straight. Regrets have a tendency to spread when you tie yourself to the wrong kind of person. I’ve learned that the hard way.
I hope she finds what she’s looking for.

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I have written the first sentence to this review so many times. I’ve sat in front of an empty document, trying to find any words to put down about this book even more times. I think that sometimes, a book can just give you so much of everything that it takes away all of your words. It leaves you dreaming and sighing and not just unable to get over the book, but not even wanting to get over it.

For me, Burying Water did just that.

Going in to this book I was a little worried. I am a HUGE fan of Tucker’s Ten Tiny Breaths series, so to walk away from that into a completely new series? I was skeptical. Though I shouldn’t have been because K.A Tucker blew me away with her latest novel. Burying Water is nothing like her previous series, and love that she managed to separate them so well.

The story is told in dual POV, alternating from past to present, and back again. Sometimes when books are set out like this, the story feels as though it’s moving slowly, or it has you on the edge of your seat, gripping your reading device, desperate to find out what is going on. Burying Water wasn’t like that. At all.

As I was reading, everything was constant. It was rich in emotion with a continuously strong plot, and characters that I couldn’t help but become a part of. There were no dramatic twists or shocking turns. It didn’t need that. The reader has a general idea of what happened, and that’s ok! Because that’s not what this book is about.

Do you believe in soul mates? That some people are destined to be together? To fall in love no matter what life throws at them? Amnesia included? How about, right person wrong time? Because this book… It’s not about a girl losing her memory. It’s about second chances. Starting over. It’s about two people who defied the odds and fell in love not once, but twice. It was beautiful. Absorbing. And I couldn’t put down, simply because I didn’t want to.

I didn’t think K.A Tucker could top her previous series, but she’s smashed it completely out of the park. Burying Water is Tucker’s strongest work to date, and as always, I eagerly await her next release.

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*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*

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BURYING WATER #1 – Out Now!
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BECOMING RAIN #2 – Out March 3rd, 2015!
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Born in small-town Ontario, K.A. Tucker 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 currently resides in a quaint town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.

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Full Cover Reveal, Excerpt and Pre-Order – THE FUTURE WITHOUT HOPE by Nazarea Andrews

It’s here!!! I posted the first puzzle piece to the cover reveal of The Future Without Hope yesterday (in case you missed the post that includes a scavenger hunt to win signed books, click HERE), and today I have the full cover, the synopsis, an excerpt, and pre-order which is set at 99c/77p for today only!! I’m so excited!!! Is it November yet??

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Separated from Finn, captive of the Order, Nurrin has no hope left. But she has survived twenty years of zombies–and she has the unshakable faith that Finn will find her.

But Finn is a long way away. The Order’s influence runs deeper than was ever suspected, and politics are shifting–and zombies may not be the most dangerous thing she’s facing.

Finn always thought the war stripped him of all he had to lose. But with Nurrin missing and doors closing in his face, he realizes there is always more for the world to take–and he will drag the remains of civilization down with him before he gives up on the only promise that matters.

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Each of has a moment where we hit rock bottom. Where nothing makes sense, and going on—fighting to live—is just too much. Each of us have faced that kind of devastating loss.

Before Emilie, and everything changed, life was easy. Not for everyone. There was disease and poverty, abuse and death and war. There was loss, in it’s way. But for so many, it was easy, and difficulties, when they came, faded just as quickly. Life was good.

And then the dead rose, and Atlanta fell, and nothing—not a fucking thing—was the same.

We tried. We tried to build our cities with the Haven walls, tried to keep life what it was with our false government in 1, and companies that tried to pretend that life wasn’t shattered beyond repair.

But it was. And when the dead are screaming, there is no pretending. When you have the very last thing you believe in stripped away, there is no way to look at our pretty falsehoods and see anything but the fucking lie that we’ve built out of the ashes of our dead.

We all have that moment.

And sitting here, in an empty train. This is mine.

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THE WORLD WITHOUT A FUTURE #1 – Out Now!
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THE HORDE WITHOUT END #2 – Out Now!
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THE FUTURE WITHOUT HOPE #3 – Out November 20th!
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Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog. She is the author of Girl Lost, Edge of the Falls, and The University of Branton Series.

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(Stop #1) Zombie Day – Puzzle Piece Cover Reveal, Giveaway and Pre-Order: THE FUTURE WITHOUT HOPE by Nazarea Andrews

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I’ve made it no secret that I absolutely cannot stand zombies. I don’t watch the movies, the shows, or read the books. There has only ever been one person to challenge me on this and make me step outside my comfort zone, and that is author Nazarea Andrews.

I am obsessed with this series. I crave it. I hate the wait between each book because I just constantly want more!! And now the third book is coming up (full series links below) I have a special post for you.

Holly’s Hot Reads is the first stop on the scavenger hunt/puzzle piece cover reveal for The Future Without Hope where you could win prizes!! Check it out <3

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SCAVENGER HUNT PRIZE

One winner will receive a signed set of all 3 books in the series — The World Without a Future, The Horde Without End, and The Future Without Hope. US Only.

Instructions: Visit each blog (listed below) in order to gather each word on the bonus picture attached. Place the words into the google document provided, and at the end of the form, tell us the sentence they created. Each word found is 1 point and finding out the full sentence will get you an additional 10 points!

Google Document Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1T1CT5SCl9WS-BzonEhhUT18fsx44becmFvoYwl6H9Mc/viewform

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BLOGGERS TO VISIT:

Stop #1 – Holly’s Hot Readshttp://hollyshotreads.wordpress.com/
Stop #2 – One Guy’s Book Reviewshttp://oneguysguidetogoodreads.blogspot.com/
Stop #3 – Taking It One Book At A Timehttp://takingitonebookatatime.blogspot.com/
Stop #4 – Roxy Kadehttp://roxykade.blogspot.com
Stop #5 – I Read Indiehttp://twimom101bookblog.blogspot.com/
Stop #6 – Book Lovin’ Mamashttp://booklovinmamas.com
Stop #7 – I Dare You To Readhttp://idareyou2read.blogspot.com/
Stop #8 – A Life Bound By Bookshttp://alifeboundbybooks.blogspot.com/
Stop #9 – LuLo Fangirlhttp://www.lulofangirl.com

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When you’re done with this be sure to join the ZOMBIE DAY CELEBRATION Facebook Party tonight (Sunday, October 12th) at 10pm ET. There will be flash giveaways, a fun zombie chat, special bonus materials for ‘The World Without End’ series, information for the upcoming read-a-long and more!

Facebook Party Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/857921787560627/

BONUS CONTEST

You can also join the fun by sharing a zombie picture (either from your favorite tv show or movie) or a zombified photo of yourself. Be sure to use the tag #BRINGONTHEHORDE and you will be entered to win a signed set of the series! Start sharing now and enter as many times as you’d like!

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THE WORLD WITHOUT A FUTURE #1 – Out Now!
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THE HORDE WITHOUT END #2 – Out Now!
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THE FUTURE WITHOUT HOPE #3 – Out November 20th!
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Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog. She is the author of Girl Lost, Edge of the Falls, and The University of Branton Series.

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New Review – REAPER’S STAND by Joanna Wylde

The latest book in Joanna Wylde’s Reaper’s series released this week, and it got a big 6 stars from me! Check out my review, and get one-clicking!

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As Reapers Motorcycle Club president, Reese “Picnic” Hayes has given his entire life to the club. After losing his wife, he knew he’d never love another woman. And with two daughters to raise and a club to manage, that was just fine with him. These days, Reese keeps his relationships free and easy—he definitely doesn’t want to waste his time on a glorified cleaning lady like London Armstrong.

Too bad he’s completely obsessed with her.

Besides running her own business, London’s got her junkie cousin’s daughter to look after—a more reckless than average eighteen-year-old. Sure she’s attracted to the Reapers’ president, but she’s not stupid. Reese Hayes is a criminal and a thug. But when her young cousin gets caught up with a ruthless drug cartel, Reese might be the only man who can help her. Now London has to make the hardest decision of her life—how far will she go to save her family?

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For the love of all that holy, READ THIS BOOK!! I have been crushing on Picnic throughout this amazing series, and especially in Em and Hunter’s book, but this one?? Picnic’s very own book? It knocked my freaking socks off!

Reaper’s Stand is by far the best book in this series to date, and the D.I.L.F has taken the top spot from fellow Reaper, Ruger (remember him from Reaper’s Legacy?? Phwoar!!!) as my favourite ever biker!!! Picnic does some crazy things to me, and the more I read the more I loved!

It’s been two months since I read this book. Two whole months, and yet still plays in my head like I read it yesterday. I get a rush of endorphins whenever I think about it, just like when I first read it. I was hooked. Completely and utterly unable to put it down.

The way the book starts – it’s with a bang! Wow! I remember being immediately on the edge of my seat thinking, “Woah, woah, woah! What the heck is going on????? What are you doing????” But the more I read, the clearer it all became, and yet still, I had no idea where the book would take me. How would they get out of that situation, and be able to turn it all around??

Ugh. It was intense. It was thrilling. It was exciting. It was worrying. It was sexy. Holy smokes, was it sexy!! Picnic is a biker God, I swear it. I was just so in love with everything about him. And oh my word!!! The emotion just came back to me. I cried. If you follow this series then you know that Picnic lost his wife who he loved with all of his heart. That created some incredibly powerful scenes that gave me shivers, and just broke me!

And then we have the end of the book. We get TWO sneak peeks. We get to meet Puck from the Silver Bastards who will feature in the first book in Joanna Wylde’s new series, and then we get a bonus epilogue. Read this at your own risk because it is a HUGE tease! It’s for the next book in the Reaper series, but we are left with no idea about who it actually is!

Gah!! Joanna Wylde definitely took me on an amazing journey with her latest novel, and it’s one not to be missed!

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*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*

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REAPER’S PROPERTY #1 – Out Now!
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REAPER’S LEGACY #2 – Out Now!
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DEVIL’S GAME #3 – Out Now!
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REAPER’S STAND #4 – Out Now!
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HERE WITH ME by Heidi McLaughlin

From author Heidi McLaughlin comes Here With Me; the first book in her military romance series. This one has had the Hot Reads Radar going crazy for a while now. It looks both heartbreaking and breathtaking. I can’t wait to see if I’m right.

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Ryley Clarke has grown up with the military in her blood, with both parents serving their country. Ryley knows the risks of being married to the military. But when the unthinkable happens, and her future husband is killed in action, Ryley can barely survive… until Evan’s twin brother, Nate, helps her pick up the pieces.

After serving on a special mission with the military for six years, Evan Archer returns home to find the unthinkable – the love of his life, Ryley Clarke – engaged to his brother, Nate. With Nate on deployment, Evan needs to figure out what happened in his absence, and more importantly, how to win Ryley back from the man he once considered his best friend, but now thinks of as his rival.

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Book one in The Archer Brother series will be released on October 23rd, and though the next two books in the series don’t yet have specified release dates, you can add them to Goodreads (links below).

THE ARCHER BROTHERS SERIES – Out 2014/2015!
Here With Me | Choose Me| Save Me

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Heidi is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell and two Parakeets.

During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she’s writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting court-side during either daughter’s basketball games.

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Zombie Day Celebration Announcement

Check out this special announcement from author Nazarea Andrews regarding Zombie Day and her The World Without End series! I am so in love with this series, and I don’t do zombies in any way, shape, or form, so you should definitely check it all out!

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AUTHOR ANNOUNCEMENT:

I am so so excited about Zombie Day!!!

Wait. What is zombie day?

Okay. So we’re revealing the cover of The Future Without Hope, book 3 in The World Without End series. And because I am so excited about this release, we’ve decided to do something fun.

On October 12th, we’ll be having an all day event where you can
~Tweet or share on your facebook or post zombified pictures.
~Share graphic teasers with your favorite quotes from the first two books
~Follow the scavenger hunt cover reveal to put together the cover and find a special code
~Come by the party on Sunday at 10pm and talk with us about zombies and The Walking Dead (because come on. Let’s share the zombie love.)

I really hope that you all take part in the fun on Sunday!!! Tweet me @NazareaAndrews or use the hashtag, #BringontheHorde

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And that’s not all! You can follow along and have even more fun on Monday, October 13th when the FULL cover of The Future Without Hope is revealed. This is also the kick off of The World Without a Future’s (book #1) read-a-long blog tour. It will take place during the days of October 13-17, 20-24, and Nazarea will be posting a wrap-up post on Monday, October 27th.

Be sure to join us for all of the zombie celebration events! There will be flash giveaways, fan contests, teasers and excerpts revealed, and more!

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Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.

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Cover Reveal and Giveaway – Broken Course by Aly Martinez

Oh my word! I cannot even begin to tell you how desperate I am for this book!! This series is truly fantastic. Super hot heroes, feisty heroines, and angsty, emotional, but love filled stories. I LOVE them!!

After I read book #1, I begged Aly for Sarah’s story. She said no. But after the twists and turns that happened in book #2, she changed her mind!!!!! I couldn’t be more excited for Sarah to get a HEA because she is well past due one!

If you haven’t read this series yet then do so now!!!

Title: Broken Course
Series: Wrecked and Ruined, #3
Author: Aly Martinez
Release Date: November 10, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Seven years ago, my life changed forever. One accident and the person I saw in the mirror no longer resembled the woman I used to be. I was lost and confused inside my own body. I felt alone and disconnected from the world, carrying the incredible weight of guilt and loss that wasn’t even mine to harbor.

Then fate led me to Leo James. He taught me that crazy could be perfectly normal and it shouldn’t hurt to breathe. Don’t get me wrong. Leo isn’t perfect. He has his own cross to bear, and the truth is, that might be why I fell for him in the first place. But despite everything he does for me, learning to forgive myself is infinitely harder than overlooking the flaws of another.

Now, the secrets and lies of our past have begun to dictate our future—threatening to ruin us before we get the chance to try. Perhaps we were cursed from the start. Or maybe, just maybe, the remnants of our fractured lives will fit together to form one whole, where love isn’t questioned and being happy is…well, easy.

Can a second broken soul be enough to fill the voids of my own? Or will such scarred pasts prove too much for our love alone to overcome?

**Each book in this series can be read as a stand-alone.**

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CHANGING COURSE #1 – Out Now!
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STOLEN COURSE #2 – Out Now!
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BROKEN COURSE #3 – Out November 10th!
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And if you want to meet Sarah’s leading man before Broken Course releases, then you can read standalone romance Among The Echoes now!

AMONG THE ECHOES – Out Now!
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Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Aly Martinez is a stay-at-home mom to four crazy kids under the age of five, including a set of twins. Currently living in Chicago, she passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a glass of wine at her side.

After some encouragement from her friends, Aly decided to add “Author” to her ever-growing list of job titles. So grab a glass of Chardonnay, or a bottle if you’re hanging out with Aly, and join her aboard the crazy train she calls life.

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New Release Round-Up

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There have been some truly amazing new releases these last few days, and these are the ones that have caught my attention the most. And at the very top of the list is a book that is a 5+ star read for me! Enjoy <3

Reaper’s Stand by Joanna Wylde
UK http://amzn.to/10KcWie
US http://amzn.to/1t1iRfq

Burying Water by K.A.Tucker
UK http://amzn.to/1nbNsEs
US http://amzn.to/1s8vJ2h

Immortal by J.R. Ward
UK http://amzn.to/1nbNwE5
US http://amzn.to/1BNbh70

The Headmaster by Tiffany Reisz
UK http://amzn.to/1uxbDhE
US http://amzn.to/ZbOjtr

Echoes of Scotland Street by Samantha Young
UK http://amzn.to/1xlGhdB
US http://amzn.to/1s9ylvH

Promise Me This by Christina Lee
UK http://amzn.to/1vKySn1
US http://amzn.to/1uWsuft

His byDawn Robertson
UK http://amzn.to/1uxbTgK
US http://amzn.to/1rfi1nP

Taboo Unchained by C.M. Stunich
UK http://amzn.to/1nbNJqZ
US http://amzn.to/1y1yq7W

Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick
UK http://amzn.to/1rfgAWt
US http://amzn.to/1rfibf2

Finding Jordie by H J Harley
UK http://amzn.to/1uxcfE7
US http://amzn.to/1vO47xf

Becoming Calder by Mia Sheridan
UK http://amzn.to/10KeRDs
US http://amzn.to/1nbPjcs

Finding Eden by Mia Sheridan
UK http://amzn.to/1vKzfOc
US http://amzn.to/1pM1Yyj

Melody of The Heart by Katie Ashley
UK http://amzn.to/1vKC9CQ
US http://amzn.to/1pM28FO

Tied by Emma Chase
UK http://goo.gl/cPmV1m
US http://amzn.to/1vOfgOs

Apolonia by Jamie McGuire
UK http://amzn.to/1rfmPtq
US http://amzn.to/1BNo0Gz

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New Review – Four Score by Lili St Germain

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I have my review for the fourth book in the Gypsy Brother series by Lili St Germain for you today, and this one is my favourite to date! Check it out <3

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Love and hate aren’t all that different.

Two sides of the same coin, the yin and the yang.

Once upon a time, Jason Ross loved me. And now that he knows what I’ve done, I see the love and the hate warring within him.

I see the way he looks at me.

The way he wonders how I could do the things I’ve done.

I hear it in the way he begs me to stop, to leave this life and run away with him.

But there’s only one way I’m leaving LA.

And that’ll be when Dornan and the rest of his sons are dead and buried.

Jase might forgive me for what I’ve done.

But will he forgive me for the crimes I’m yet to commit?

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Gah!! This book! I was a little disappointed with the previous book in this kick ass series, but Four Score picks back up the greatness that Lili St Germain created in the first two books, and then some!! This was my favourite book to date in the series, and after the A-MA-ZING ending to Five Miles (I’m still giddy over how it ended!) I could not wait to get stuck into this book and once I did, I devoured it!!

So Jase knows. Yikes! I had no idea how that would go down. I mean, she’s been killing off his brothers, and put his dad in a coma!! But they have a past. A connection. He spent years thinking she was dead, and now she’s back. How would he deal with that?? Would he want to protect Julz? Help her in her plan for revenge? Or would he be true to the Gypsy Brother name, and turn the tables on her?

Four Score was slightly different than the rest of the series so far, in that it was less about Julz’s next move in taking down the MC, and more about her and Jase. Jase noticeably struggles with himself. He’s angry. He’s hurting. He’s scared. He doesn’t know what to do. How to handle Julz. How to deal with the fact that the girl he’s loved since he was a boy, the girl he thought to be dead, has been having sex with his dad and killing his brothers. And of course, there’s Elliot.

We learn a lot more in this book about what happened all those years ago, from both Jase and Julz. I loved getting that better knowlege of the past, and I felt like it helped to add depth and more feeling to the story as a whole. It also made me feel more connected to the characters (well, Julz and Jace) and made my hatred for the Gypsy Brothers grow.

And once again, AMAZING ending!!!!! Book #5 is up next – we are that much closer to the end – and I can’t wait to see how it all plays out.

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*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*

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SEVEN SONS (#1) – Out Now!
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SIX BROTHERS (#2) – Out Now!
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FIVE MILES (#3)- Out Now!
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FOUR SCORE (#4) – Out Now!
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THREE YEARS #5 – Out Now!
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TWO ROADS #6 – Out Now!
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ONE LOVE #7 – Out November!
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When the Gypsy Brother series comes to an end in November, we get to go right back to the beginning, to see where it all began with Dornan Ross in brand new series (three full length novels) the Cartel series.

CARTEL #1 – Out February 2015
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KINGPIN #2 – Out June 2015
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New Review and Giveaway – Blog Tour: ILLICIT DESIRE by Taylor Michaels

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Listen up ladies and gents, it’s time to introduce you to a hot new author! Make some space on your TBR for Taylor Michaels, because her debut novel is sure to get your heart racing.

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Raphael is everything I should run away from…

Cora Milan came to Miami to get a fresh start, away from the memories and stigma that followed her and her brother at home. When she’s mugged, Raphael Ortiz rescues her. He’s sexy, successful, and dangerous—Miami’s most eligible bachelor and it’s most elusive. A cartel lord who lives on the wrong side of the law, with only a veneer of respectability. He is the exact opposite of a clean slate, and he makes no apologies for wanting her.

When Raphael forces his way into her life, Cora knows she should run. But the attraction between them is undeniable, and Raphael is a man accustomed to getting what he wants. The more she loses herself in him, the deeper she is drawn into Raphael’s criminal world.

But when her past, and his present collide, both of them will be left grasping for the only thing that can save them from the darkness around them—each other.

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When I heard that Nazarea Andrews was releasing a dark romance novel under the pen name Taylor Michaels, I instantly knew that I was going to read it. Then I read the synopsis and needed to read the book right that second. That didn’t happen, but once I did have it in my hands, I devoured it like only a reader in love can. I officially have an author crush on Taylor Michaels.

The list is pretty endless with what I loved about this book. The girl…Cora is running from her past when she stumbles head first into the life of sexy Mexican, Raphael Ortiz. She was a great character: strong, intriguing and beautiful. The guy…oh my word; not only is Raphael part of the mafia, but he’s the head of it!!! He’s a bad, bad, boy, and I was infatuated with him. He is so damn hot that I was just an absolute mess of want! I wanted more and more, and boy oh boy, did he deliver!

The fast pace and addictive storyline had me on tenterhooks, and completely unable to put it down. It was one of those books that I settled down to read only part of, and yet managed to get through the entire thing in just one sitting! I think it helped that we learn of the story through Raphael’s POV, and I am a sucker for a males POV – well, when they’re done right anyway, and Illicit Desire absolutely was!

Now, I thought that Nazarea’s books were sexy, but those are nothing compared to Taylor’s! Holy hotness, I need a fan and some ice, stat! So. Damn. Sexy. Seriously, delicious! It was the perfect mix of sex and story, and it had me holding on ’til the very end. And speaking of ends…curse you, cliffhanger gods!! You can’t do this to me!! I need the next book immediately!

Taylor Michaels is a new author that you need to read! You won’t regret it.

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*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*

ILLICIT DESIRE #1 – Out Now!
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Taylor Michaels is the pseudonym for Nazarea Andrews. Her books tend toward dark adult romance. She still likes chocolate and wine and book boys a little sexier than they should be. She can be found on Twitter and Facebook and loves hearing from readers. When not writing, she can most often be found playing taxi driver for her three daughters, hanging out with her husband at their small business, or burning dinner. She lives in Georgia.

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