Double Review and Giveaway – Blog Tour: EDGE OF THE FALLS and CHASING THE WIND by Nazarea Andrews

When I heard that Nazarea Andrews was releasing the second book in her series that started in 2013, I knew I needed to do some catching up. For me, that means I’ve spent the last two days reading two fantastic books. For you, that means I have two new reviews and recommendations for you, along with a giveaway!

FIRST UP…

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In a world torn apart by science and war, an outcast finds love with a beast.

Sabah has lived outside the Commission’s control her entire life. But as she approaches the age of Majority, her guardian pushes her to make a choice: life in the wild with a boy she barely knows, or a place in the nearby City with Berg, the boy she’s known since childhood.

But when Arjun, a monster created by scientists, saves her life, everything Sabah knows begins to change. Hidden away from her life and family, Sabah finds herself trusting the beast when he tells her secrets and more—falling in love with a creature she’s spent a lifetime fearing.

But in a world where control is everything, and life is something you fight for—can a love that defies society survive?

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“She was wrong,” Kaida says at last. “Who was?” Cedric asks, confused. “The girl in the story. She thought he didn’t love her. That he’d forget,” she looks at me, her eyes bright, challenging. “But he wanted her safe. He did love her— enough to send her where he thought she would be safest.”

This book released way back in 2013, so why it has taken me this long to read it, I have no idea!! I’m just glad the release of the second book in the After The Fall series meant that I finally picked up Edge Of The Falls, because I could not put it down!

One sitting was all it took to completely devour this book and fall once again in love with a world created by this talented author. There’s a reason that Nazarea Andrews is one of my Ultimate Authors, and you only have to start any one of her books to realise why.

Edge Of The Falls was soooo good! Though the terms for certain things initially had me a little confused (a glossary at the beginning of the book would have been much appreciated) the storyline itself was fantastic, and the writing was as usual for this author, flawless.

I loved the story surrounding Sabah, the children and the Mistress; the Tribes; Berg and the City; Arjun and the Ban-Wolves (though admittedly, I really struggled to see Arjun as a book boyfriend with the way he was described, even though I did love him as a character–yes, I am completely shallow when it comes to my BBFs), and all the twists and turns that linked characters together.

Though After The Fall is a series, Sabah’s story ultimately begins and ends in Edge Of The Falls, with the second book, Chasing The Wind, focusing on secondary characters, with the backstory continuing throughout. And FYI, it’s just as fantastic!

“You showed me that impossible stories could be true.”

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NEXT UP…

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Kaida grew up in two worlds–a child in the Manor raised by Sabah before she was granted Citzenship. But the only place she has ever felt like she’s belonged is with Cedric and Guin, the boys she grew up with.

When Cedric’s involvement in a rebel faction goes wrong, the Commission exiles her and holds Guin hostage. Now, she’s on her own for the first time, and searching for the sister who left her behind and a princess who was stolen from the City–and then she stumbles across a face from the past.

Hawke has been an outcast since his Tribe died. When he finds Sabah’s sister on the road, he agrees to help her. But as they search the wilds and grow closer, his disdain for her is slowly replaced by a deep attraction for the girl who faces every challenge so bravely.

And as the City’s deadline dwindles, and the boy she loves hangs in the balance, Hawke is left to wonder if he is protecting her, or if he’s the biggest threat she will face.

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You know you’re on to a winner when you completely lose yourself in two books in just wo days, and Nazarea Andrew’s series, After The Fall, is going for gold! All my responsibilities went out the window as soon as picked up Chasing The Wind.

Having loved Hawke when we (briefly) met him in Edge Of The Falls, I was really excited to see more from him in this book, and unlike with Arjun, I had no problem with seeing the old Rover’s Son as a book boyfriend. In fact, out of all Nazarea’s heroes, Hawke comes a very close second to Finn, and Finn is one of my favourite BBF’s, period!

I loved Kaida and Hawke, but I also loved the part that Cedric and Guin played, and how something that appeared so complicated was actually so easy. I both loved and hated the emotions flying at one point (yes, there were tears!) and I loved how eerything came together.

Due to me reading an unedited ARC of this book, the following may have changed before the final version published, but one character was said to have died, and then later on in the book was alive. But other than that, this was once again a book that I couldn’t fault. I loved it!!

How everyone is not shouting from the rooftop about this versitile author, I have no idea, but what I do know is that you need to read this series.

“It’s as free as life gets in this world, Kaida. Don’t you ever want to be free?”

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EDGE OF THE FALLS – Out Now!
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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 – TANGLED BOND by Emma Hart

If you havn’t read Twisted Bond yet, then WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR??? I loved this book HARDCORE and now I have the cover and synopsis of book #2, Tangled Bond! Can you sense me SQUEEing?? I’m so excited for this book!!!

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One date with the sexier-than-sin Detective Drake Nash. Simple.

Until you take into account that my brother finally proposed to his girlfriend, so Nonna is on a warpath—and the crazy old bat has Cupid by the balls.

The upcoming mayoral elections has everyone running on full speed, and while I couldn’t give any less craps about the corrupt Holly Woods mayor’s office, a dead body in the middle of a campaign speech has me thrown right into the middle of it. The victim is close to the mayor, but all he cares about is minimizing the damage to his campaign, so he hires me to work alongside Drake to close the case as quickly as possible.

Bad news for our tentative relationship.

We disagree far more than we agree, but being at loggerheads won’t get this murder solved… Or deal with the arrival of someone from his past.

The mysteries behind the murder aren’t the only things unraveling, and despite being knee-deep in lies and corruption and bonds so tangled they’re almost indecipherable, I have to figure out if I’m willing to fight for Drake the way I do justice…

Or if he’ll be my one who gets away.

TWISTED BOND – Out Now!
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TANGLED BOND – Out July 30th!
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By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies – usually wine – and writes books.
Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.
She likes to be busy – unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.

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Cover Reveal and Excerpt – BEFORE & AFTER by Nazarea Andrews

Nazarea Andrews has a new book releasing!!!!! I love, love, LOVE this author so I am very excited to read this book.

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Rike and Peyton fell in love in college.

A boy from the wrong side of the tracks, covered in ink and crooning in a bar is the last person a straight laced girl with a art major should fall for, but his rough edges made her jagged, alive, shaving away the coddled southern princess and revealing a soul wild and brilliant.
They fell in love, despite her family and his past and all the reasons why it wouldn’t work–and with their best friends, they made a life. Everyone was supposed to live happily ever after.
They, more than anyone, knows that life doesn’t go according to plan.
Rike and Peyton fell in love in college. A boy with a guitar, and a poet’s heart, and a girl with freckles dusted over her nose, a perfect fucking fairy tale. But what happens when the fairy tale doesn’t fall apart–but is forgotten?

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“Your girl was late,” Scotty rasps as we land on two stools at the bar. It’s late and the crowd of sorority girls has thinned to almost nothing, although a pair are nursing Cosmos and watching us speculatively.
Surprisingly, Scot’s ignored them completely.
“Need anything, boys?” Manda asks as she sways past, giving Scotty a flirty smile. He grins at her, letting his gaze sweep over her.
My best friend is a fucking slut. But with Manda, it’s all flirting and no action. She’d take him up on it—she’s made that very clear. But Scot doesn’t fuck where he works, and Barries has been too good for us to risk screwing it up for a quick fuck.
Which is good, because I’d have to kick his ass if he touched her. She might be a little too friendly and a little desperate, but she’s a cute kid and I like her.
“Bourbon, Manda,” he says and she glances at me questioningly. I nod and she pours the drinks. Scotty glances at me. “What are you waiting on?”
I shrug and grit my teeth. Scotty twists and gives her a look over his shoulder. “Fine. Stay here and keep Manda company. I’m going to introduce myself to your siren.”
I jerks him back by the collar of his shirt before he can take more than two steps and throw him back against the bar. “Back the fuck off, Scott.” I growl.
He grins, a challenge and a taunt in that expression. “Then make your move, Rike.”
I snatch the bourbon from Manda and take a deep breath before walking to her table.
And wait.
For a long. Fucking. Time.
It takes almost a full minute for her to look up, almost long enough for my courage to fail. I’m almost ready to retreat when she blinks and looks up at me, her eyes widening a little as they find mine. She looks startled, and sleepy, and as gorgeous as she looked at a distance, is nothing compared to how fucking flawless she is this close.
There are freckles sprinkled across her cheeks and dusted over her nose.
I swallow a groan as she licks her lips and gives me a tentative smile. “Hi.”
“Hi,” I say, and then go blank.
Because in none of my fantasies did I ever consider we’d actually ever get to this point. And the smirks and smooth lines won’t work—not on her.
“What do you call a group of unorganized cats?” I ask and her eyes cloud, confused.
She gives me a pretty frown and I grin, “A cat-astrophe.”
For a second, all either of us do is stare, and then she giggles. “That is literally the worst pickup line I’ve ever heard.”
I grin, “So you want me to leave?”
Laughter dances in her eyes. “Have a seat, jokes.”

BEFORE & AFTER – Out July 30th!
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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 Pre-Order- SECRETS DON’T KEEP by Elora Ramirez

Not enough people know about this author; her books overflow with deep-rooted emotion. Her next book releases August 10th and I have the cover, synopsis, an excerpt and pre-order below, plus, a giveaway!

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My name is Kera Collins, and I would do anything for a golden nod.

At first glance, my life appears perfect: the best friends, the best school, the attention of Dex Albright, the deliciously irresistible grandson to the Headmaster. All I need is the prestige behind La Boheme, an elite secret society formed within the walls of my school, and my life would be complete. Once I’m in, I’ll be the one with all of the secrets.

It’s just…no one told me these secrets could kill.

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“Tell me again about cherry trees and spring time and eating sunbeams.” I whisper in his ear.
“Why should sunbeams get all the fun?” He growls and I laugh quietly.
Both of my hands are on either side of his face. I’m gripping the soft area above his neck. Our tongues meet and I press myself against him, the sparrow inside my chest turning into a phoenix, lit and ready. I wrap one leg around his hip and position myself against the shelf, pulling away just enough to look in his eyes. I want to see the clouded look that takes over when he’s lost in the feel of me. His hands grab me and I gasp.
This is much, much better than Neruda.
We’re a tangled piece of hormones, begging for some type of release.
And then —
We’re crashing against the floor, Dex covering my mouth with his hand. I start to claw at his arm because what the hell?
He doesn’t waste any time. Leaning forward to where his lips begin to tickle the edges of my ear, he whispers.
“Someone’s here.”
I press my hands against his chest, pushing him back so I can look him in the eyes.
“What do you mean someone’s here,” I hiss.
And then I hear it. Or…them, actually. Soft footsteps. My eyes widen and Dex places his finger on my lips. Despite the severity of the situation, I have a strange desire to bite it.
Or lick it. He sees my gaze shift downward and he hides a smile.
“Behave,” he mouths.
I shrug again, my shoulder scraping against the wooden floor. I stretch my neck and try to get a look at who could possibly be in the library at this hour.
“Kera?”
I jerk my head back toward Dex, and he looks at me in confusion. My heart thuds against my chest. I grab his wrist and pull his finger away from my lips.
“Season?”
Dex opens his mouth like he’s about to say something and I put my hand up to quiet him. In a heap of arms and legs, I try and make my way to a standing position but my best friend finds me bending over, Dex kneeling in front of me with his bow tie akimbo around his neck.
“Kera?”
I swallow and turn around, my face breaking into a smile. I’m thinking of excuses. I’m thinking of how I can explain the tête-à-tête she seems to have interrupted. I’m thinking…my eyes find hers and I gasp.
Holy shit.
She’s been crying. Her eyes, normally a bottomless shade of crystallized green, blink away new tears. I walk over to her, rearranging my dress with each step.
“Ohmigod. Season. What happened?” I reach for her but she twists away. Her arms and legs are covered in scratches and twigs keep falling out of her burgundy curls. She moves to hide her arms and looks away for a brief moment before catching Dex’s gaze and bouncing to me.
She’s skittish, and her eyes — they’ve lost all glimmer of Season.
A weight settles on my chest and I fight to stand still, to not turn and run. This is not life. This is not supposed to happen. Not here. Not Season. I brush away the silence between us, willing her to look at me. I reach for her again and she startles, putting her hand up in front as a defense. She blinks and focuses on me, her eyes feral.
“I knew you’d be here. I knew — I got your text an-and they said you would…”
“S, what’s going on? Why — what are you doing here? Did something happen?” I wrinkle my brow and turn to find Dex walking toward us, his bowtie now perfectly positioned against his neck. He’s working on his cufflinks and staring at Season with his mouth all twisted. I can’t tell if he’s bothered by the interruption or by Season’s condition.
She coughs and whimpers and I shoot her a look.
“Season…”
“It’s Sebastian.” She wipes at her cheeks with her hands, her fingers reaching for each other in a form of desperation.
Anger vibrates against me but deeper than that, there’s a fear. A cold-blooded fear I can’t explain. Something isn’t right and I don’t know how to fix it and my best friend is standing in front of me like she’s been turned inside out and back again. Black spots fill my vision and then grow clear.
“What happened. Where’s Sebastian?” I move closer and she grabs my arm. I stop and look at her. She’s shaking her head.
“You know —.” Her words stumble over each other and it’s enough for me to freeze in place. I turn to look at her and she closes her eyes and takes a breath.
“We were in the woods. They found us. Th-they took him.”
“Who took him?” Dex steps closer, his face now the picture of concern. “Wait. Did you say someone told you we would be here?”
The muscles in his cheek twitch. I reach for his hand.
There are moments in life where we can spot the change coming. Whether it’s intuition or cycles or whatever, these are the seconds and minutes that turn into catalysts. Once they pass, life is forever categorized as Before and After.
This is what I feel hovering above us, waiting to descend and take over. I close my eyes and wait and wonder if I can keep it from happening.
Breathe in.
Breathe out.
If I can wish hard enough, maybe we can go back to where I’m leaning against the shelves, Dex pressing up against me. Maybe even before that — back to when I first saw him, standing with the lacrosse team the day I moved into Ivy Hall. I let go of Dex’s hand and clutch at the bottom of my dress and feel myself waver. Dex grabs my elbow.
I open my eyes and find Season looking at me, tears rushing down her cheeks.
“La Boheme.” she whispers. “They’re the ones who took Sebastian.”

SECRETS DON’T KEEP – Out August 10th!
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Elora Ramirez lives in Austin, Texas with her chef-husband. At the age of four, she taught herself how to read and write, cutting her teeth on books like Dr. Seuss and writing anywhere she could find the space–including her Fisher Price kitchen set, the pages of picture books and Highlights Magazine. Since then, she’s grown to love the way words feel as they swell within her bones. Writing holy and broken is her calling, and pushing back the darkness and pursuing beauty through story is her purpose. She embraces the power of story and teaches women from all parts of the world how to embrace theirs. She has a knack of calling things out , the truth and the detail, the subversive threads that make a life a story. She loves hip-hop, wishes she lived by the beach and cannot write without copious amounts of coffee, chocolate, music, and her husband’s lavender liqueur.

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New Review – GREY by EL James

Forget about laters, baby. Grey is live now!

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See the world of Fifty Shades of Grey anew through the eyes of Christian Grey.

In Christian’s own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, E L James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the world.
Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty—until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair. He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Unlike any woman he has known before, shy, unworldly Ana seems to see right through him—past the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to Christian’s cold, wounded heart.

Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt Christian every night? Or will his dark sexual desires, his compulsion to control, and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him?

This book is intended for mature audiences.

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She’s oil on my troubled, deep, dark waters.

For years, myself and my fellow Fifty Fanatics have begged the talented EL James for more from the sexy, dominant, CEO, Christian Grey, since we were mercilessly teased with part of his POV in the end of Fifty Shades Freed, and to celebrate the birthday of my favourite fictional character–the ultimate book boyfriend–we now have it.

I’ve read FSOG so many times, and I’ve spoken about it with friends and readers even more! We talk about our favourite scenes and it’s always ones that hold a lot of emotion or are intensely sexy, but while reading Grey, I realised that there’s a scene that often gets looked over, but I have never read it without the biggest grin and the fullest heart. And that’s the night they spend together in Christian’s hotel in Georgia. And all they do is…talk. But oh how my heart soars!

I didn’t realise until Grey, just how much of a lonely life Christian led before Ana. Yes, he had staff and family, but most of his conversations and interactions were work related. It wasn’t until Ana that Christian really began to live, never mind feel. No wonder he stalked her!

He came across as robotic as times, though mainly towards the beginning of the book, which could have been purposeful. I guess his life was robotic before it was turned upside down by the innocent Miss Steele.

Grey has everything we wanted in Christian’s POV. The dinner with Mrs Robinson (though short), more about Leila and the “situation”. A session with Flynn. Work life. And so many thoughts and feelings. It made me appreciate Christian and Ana’s story even more now that I’ve seen things through his eyes.

Once again, I’m now begging this author for more. I don’t think it’s possible to ever have enough when it comes to Mr Grey.

I close my eyes, fighting the disquieting sensation that surges and fills my chest once more. It’s like homesickness and a homecoming rolled into one…and it’s terrifying.

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FIFTY SHADES FREED – Out Now!
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GREY – Out Now!
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FIFTY SHADES TRILOGY BOXSET – Out Now!
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Hello and welcome. I’m the author of the adult romance Fifty Shades trilogy, the first instalment (British spelling) of which was published in May 2011. I’ve been delighted and honoured by the positive response from readers the world over, and I’m looking forward to bringing you some new love stories I’ve got planned.

With love and thanks
E L James

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New Review – TWISTED BOND by Emma Hart

Fresh new book from Emma Hart. It’s a must read!!

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I’m an Italian-Texan woman in a family full of cops. I’m passionate and shoot before I think. You only f*ck with me if you’re stupid.

Photograph cheating spouses. Hand over the evidence. Cash my check.
That was my plan when I returned home to Holly Woods, Texas, and became a private investigator.
Finding the dead body in my dumpster? Yeah… Given the choice, I think I would have opted out of that little discovery, especially since all three of my brothers are cops. And my Italian grandmother is sure the reason I’m single is because of my job.
Of course, my connection to the victim is entirely coincidental. Until I’m hired by her husband to investigate her murder and shoved bang-smack into the path of Detective Drake Nash. My nemesis, a persistent pain in my ass, and one hell of a sexy son of a bitch.
Shame he still holds a grudge from that time I shot him in the foot twelve years ago, or we could have something. In another life.
So now all I have to do is avoid my nonna’s blind dates, try not to blackmail my brothers into giving me confidential police files, and absolutely do not point my gun at Drake Nash. Or kiss him. Or jump his bones.
All while I hunt down the killer.
Sounds totally simple—until a second body proves that sometimes things that start as coincidences don’t always end up that way…

(Twisted Bond is book one of the Holly Woods Files series and while it does not end in a cliffhanger, it is not a standalone.)

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Emma Hart has taken on yet another genre with her brand new mystery/suspense series, the Holly Woods Files. Yes, Noelle Bond has the usual sass, and yes, Drake Nash is irresistible, but Twisted Bond is unlike anything Emma has written before.

Again, yes, there is romance but that’s more of a slow burning, background thing. The main focus of the book is very much the mystery surrounding the death of a local girl, and it follows Noelle as she tries to find her killer, all while trying to manage her match-making Nonna.

This book kind of drove me a bit insane. But in the very best way! You see, when it comes to twists, I can usually spot them a mile off. It’s my “thing.” But with Twisted Bond, I could not figure it out! With every piece of new information, I was no closer to finding the answers I was desperate to know!

This book just had me hooked! From page one to the very end, I was intrigued, addicted, and hanging on every written word. Emma Hart continues to find new ways in which to hook her readers, and that is why she is one of the best, most versatile authors around.

Hey, he’s handsome. Catholic. Italian. It could be worse.

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TWISTED BOND – Out Now!
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By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to a terrible two year old and growing bump, due September 2013. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of juice and writes books.
She likes to write about magic, kisses and whatever else she can fit into the story. Sarcastic, witty characters are a must. As are hot guys. Emma is currently working too many books to even count – including Playing for Keeps, the companion book to the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel, The Love Game. She likes to be busy – unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to when all the ideas come to life.

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New Review and Signed Giveaway – THIS LOVE by Anna Bloom

My review post for This Love by Anna Bloom went a little haywire the other day! Here is the real post, which includes a signed giveaway!!

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Amber’s always planned to leave her overbearing mother and their stifling small town behind as soon as she graduates. That is until her car breaks down outside Bale and Son’s mechanics and she meets Freddy Bale. A boy who’d rather live in the moment than make a five-year-plan. 

Ignoring her friends’ warnings, Amber puts all dreams for her perfect future on hold, and dives into the romance heart first. On their last day of school, however, Freddy decides to call off their relationship, and Amber does the only thing she can think of: Run away and never look back. Just like she’d always planned.

Ten years pass before Amber sets foot in town again, only returning to look after her ailing mother. While Freddy wants to make amends, Amber is confronted with her own wrong choices from ten years ago. Choices that could change the lives of everyone she’s ever loved.

When first love is given a second chance and the secrets of the past come hurtling into the present, will Amber and Freddy be able to lay their mistakes to rest and make this love the strongest one of all?

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I love second chance romances, I love books set in the UK, I love completely swoon-worthy guys, and I really love Anna Bloom, so it was an absolute no-brainer that I would devour standalone NA/Adult novel, This Love, at the very first chance I got.

And devour it I did! This was such a sweet, funny, at times sad, but overall beautiful book. Anna isn’t the type of author to go with the crowd–you won’t find sex-filled, angst ridden, love triangles or step-sibling love affairs in her books–so her books are always such a fantastically refreshing change to the romances we usually lose ourselves in.

As I said previously, this is a second chance romance, but where we would usually learn of the past through a series of flashbacks or confessions, the way This Love is set up, is in two sections. First Love, gives us the full story of Amber and Freddy in their late teens/early twenties, and This Love, skips ahead 10 years to when first love gets a second chance.

I loved Freddy and Amber then and I love them now. It was impossible to ever doubt that these two would end up together in the end. No matter what or who was put in their way, they were destined to be together. They just fit. How they managed 10 years apart, I have no idea, but they were stronger for it. No longer dependant on each other, just hopelessly in love.

Anna Bloom never fails to make me fall in love with her writing, her stories, and her characters, and I think that This Love, and the majorly swoon-worthy Freddy Bale, are my favourite yet. A dazzling, magical, 5 stars.

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Anna Bloom is a contemporary romance writer with the sole ambition of writing about life as it happens. Dedicated to real characters, real problems and real romance Anna writes tales to stir your heart and head. Combining a busy schedule of looking after two young children, working in a local school and writing swoon worthy romance for Mature Teen and Adult readers, she also spends a lot of time imagining kissing hot guys and talking to the voices in her head- all in the name of her art.

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Book Trailer – TAMING LILY by Monica Murphy

Taming Lily by Monica Murphy releases next month!!! This is one of my most anticipated reads as I LOVED Stealing Rose! Today I have the fantastic Taming Lily book trailer for you, just to up our excitement levels even more! Enjoy.

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Perfect for fans of Christina Lauren, Emma Chase, and Maya Banks, the anticipated finale in New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy’s sexy contemporary romance series about three fiery and determined sisters with their own ideas about life and love.

I’m in trouble. Again. And instead of facing my problems head-on, I’ve run away. Far away this time, and no one can catch me—not my two younger sisters, Violet and Rose, not my father, my grandmother, or that witch Pilar who wants to take control of my family’s cosmetics company. Now I’m in Hawaii, enjoying the sun and sand and water, where nobody knows the hot mess known as Lily Fowler. And I’m loving every minute of it.

But someone is watching me. Following me. He’s gorgeous. Soon we’re talking, and against all my instincts, I reveal bits and pieces of myself to Max. It feels good, though I know he can’t be the man for me. These sudden feelings we share are way too complicated, too fraught, too intense.

Then everything explodes and I’m forced to return home. My intentions have always been true, but now everyone’s mad at me. I don’t know who to turn to anymore . . . except to Max. He’s the one I want to trust. But I’m not so sure I should. Maybe it’s worth the risk—what-ifs be damned. . . .

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OWNING VIOLET #1 – Out Now!
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STEALING ROSE #2 – Out Now!
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TAMING LILY #3 – Out July 7th, 2015!
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New York Times, USA Today and international bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children. She’s a workaholic who loves her job. When she’s not busy writing, she also loves to read and travel with her family. She writes new adult and contemporary romance and is published with Bantam and Avon. She also writes romance as USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson.

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New Review – A POUND OF FLESH by Sophie Jackson

It’s LIVE and well worth a one-click. You need to #MeetCarter

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Their love is forbidden. But won’t be denied… Can true love heal the deepest scars?

For Kat Lane, teaching inmates at a New York prison is her way of upholding the legacy of her beloved father, murdered fifteen years ago. But when new student Wes Carter walks into her classroom, she’s shaken by the strength of her attraction to him. Carter is as handsome as he is dangerous, as mysterious as he is quick-witted – and he ensures people keep their distance. Yet vibrant Kat bypasses his defences and challenges him to reveal the real man behind the intimidating reputation. As their emotional barriers crumble, their inescapable but forbidden feelings cannot be ignored. But will Kat’s discovery of Carter’s role on the night her father died force them apart…or bind their hearts for ever?

A Pound of Flesh is a tale of loyalty, redemption and all-consuming love against the odds, introducing an irresistible bad boy hero…

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Forbidden romance. Quite possibly two of my most favourite words when it comes to books, and those are two standout words when it comes to Sophie Jackson’s debut novel. A Pound Of Flesh is sure to put a sizzle in your summer reading list.

When Kat Lane and Wesley Carter meet at Arthur Kill, we soon find out that their connection runs far deeper than that of a prison tutor and her criminal student. Sparks fly–along with desks–and in no time at all you have the makings for one of the most addictive reads of 2015.

The storyline made for gripping reading, both the background of the characters and the situation in which they now found themselves in, though I felt like the fact they were in this taboo relationship was brushed aside during the second half of the book, and more conflict/drama could have been added.

Considering Carter is a known criminal, I have to say that I loved everything he was. He was loyal almost to a fault, protective to the core, incredibly smart, and sexy as sin! Kat was the perfect match for Carter. She balanced him out and fought for what was right.

Life has never been easy for Carter and his Peaches, but by paying their debts, they were rewarded with something far greater than either of them could have ever imagined. Eternal love.

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New Review – VICIOUS CYCLE by Katie Ashley

The first book in Katie Ashley’s biker series is now available! Check out my review below.

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New York Times bestselling author Katie Ashley revs up the danger and sexual tension in her brand-new Vicious Cycle romance series.

Deacon Malloy’s life is dedicated to the Hell’s Raiders motorcycle club. Tough, hard, and fast with his fists, he serves the group as sergeant at arms. But his devil-may-care approach to life is thrown for a loop when the five-year-old daughter he never knew existed lands on the club steps.

Alexandra Evans is devoted to all her students—but there’s always been something about Willow Malloy that tugs at her heart. There’s an aura of sadness about her, a girl in need of all the love Alexandra can give. When Willow stops coming to school, Alexandra’s search leads to a clubhouse full of bikers…and a father hell-bent on keeping his daughter always within sight.

The moment Deacon sees Alexandra, he has to have her in his bed—and he’s never met a woman yet who couldn’t be persuaded. No matter how attracted she is to Deacon, Alexandra refuses to be just another conquest. But it’s Deacon himself who could be seduced—into a brighter future for himself, his daughter, and the woman he’s falling for against all odds.

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Biker books are my crack! If there’s a book involving a motorcycle club in my sight, I cannot resist! And having been a fan of Katie Ashley’s rock star series, I was so excited when I saw she was releasing an MC book! Bikers + an author I like? Yes, please!!

I had one huge problem with this book. I don’t remember the last time I hated a main character as much as I hated Deacon Malloy. First off, his threat of raping a child at the beginning of the book nearly made it an instant DNF. Whether he would actually do it or not, that is NEVER ok. Ever.

After the initial disgust, the book got going and it wasgood. It was an easy read and though not original, I enjoyed the storyline. I liked Alexandra; how she had an instant connection to Deacon’s daughter, Willow, how she accepted the MC life so easily, and just the way she was in general.

I really liked Deacon’s mom and his brother’s Rev and Bishop. They were really caring and great with Willow, and to be honest, if Alexandra had of ran off with Willow and Rev or Bishop, I probably would have liked this book a lot more.

While the first half of the book was ok, I didn’t really like the second half all that much at all. Deacon appeared to hate having anything to do with his daughter and only did things when Alexandra asked him to do it “for her”, and any other time, Willow faded into the background. The book lacked the raw and grit that you usually find in biker books, and the two big, dramatic, over the top twists were both predictable and unrealistic.

What was supposed to be a book about a biker finding love with his new found daughter and her teacher, actually turned out to be a story about a waste of space, deadbeat dad whose only interactions with his “brat/rugrat/kid” happened when he is coerced into it by his girlfriend.

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VICIOUS CYCLE – Out Now!
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REDEMPTION ROAD – Out October 6th!
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LAST MILE – Out February 2nd, 2016!
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Katie Ashley is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her two very spoiled dogs. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Harry Potter, Shakespeare, Supernatural, Designing Women, and Scooby-Doo.

With a BA in English, a BS in Secondary English Education, and a Masters in Adolescent English Education, she spent 11 1/2 years educating the Youth of America aka teaching MS and HS English until she left to write full time in December 2012.

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