Review: To Tame the Wind by Regan Walker

ABOUT THE BOOK: Paris 1782… AN INNOCENT IS TAKEN

All Claire Donet knew was the world inside the convent walls in Saint-Denis. She had no idea her beloved papa was a pirate. But when he seized Simon Powell’s schooner, the English privateer decided to take the one thing his enemy held most dear… her.

A BATTLE IS JOINED

The waters between France and England roil with the clashes of Claire’s father and her captor as the last year of the American Revolution rages on the sea, spies lurk in Paris and Claire’s passion for the English captain rises.

This is the prequel to the Agents of the Crown trilogy but can be read as a stand alone.

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REVIEW: This story has been sitting on my to-be-read list for a while and I think that I had built up too much anticipation, so I caved in and read it in THREE days. To Tame the Wind is such a beautiful historical romance. This story begins with Claire Donet, a convent girl, sneaking away to the grand masquerade. After escaping into the darkness, she realizes that someone has followed her. Claire’s decision to allow a little girl by the name of Elise to follow her to the masquerade haunts her for years. Soon after returning from that dreadfully cold and wet night after seeing her fill of gowns and one certain Golden Eagle, Elise dies from a bought of pneumonia. Upon Elise’s deathbed, Claire makes the solemn vow to live out her life the way that Elise would have if death had not come to sweep her away to the heavens. She makes the vow to become a nun once she comes of age so that she can teach children. As she lay sleeping one night, someone climbs up her window and makes away with her, leaving a note behind for her father. This kidnapping makes her rethink everything that she has thought about the past. What will her final decision be when she is returned to her father?

I absolutely loved reading about Claire and Simon. Both of these characters are so full of passion and morals. My favorite character within this story is Lady Danvers though. Lady Danvers is extremely compassionate and wants nothing more than the war to end, allowing peace for the Americans, French, and British. She is kind toward the American prisoners by providing them with blankets and food. Her and Clare assist with their injuries and take care of the children. Another favorite character of mine would have to be Jean Donet. He was a pirate and then transitioned to a privateer working to bargain British soldiers in exchange for American soldiers. With his demeanor and the love he has for his daughter, I really enjoyed reading about his character.

I recommend To Tame the Wind to anyone who enjoys historical romance novels. This is a truly beautiful and amazing story and I could not put it down. In my opinion, the pace was steady, but fast. I enjoy reading books that do not linger on certain aspects or scenes, so that factor was wonderful. I also feel that this author does a superb job with character development and credibility. The history that revolves around these two characters is astonishing. I rate To Tame the Wind with five stars and look forward to reading the next in her Agents of the Crown Series.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Regan Walker is an award-winning, #1 bestselling author of Regency, Georgian and Medieval romances. She has six times been featured on USA TODAY’s HEA blog and four times nominated for the prestigious RONE award (her novel, The Red Wolf’s Prize, won Best Historical Novel for 2015 in the medieval category; To Tame the Wind is a finalist in 2016). Regan writes historically authentic novels with real historical figures along with her fictional characters. Her readers experience history, adventure and love.

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Excerpt + Review: My Perfect Imperfection by Jalpa Williby

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I can’t talk. I can’t walk. I’m alive.
But, am I living?

My name is Lily Cooper, and I have Cerebral Palsy.
I can’t seem to control my muscles. My body refuses to cooperate.

I may be confined to my wheelchair, but my mind is sharp.
And I’m stubborn as hell.

I will not allow my disability to define me.
I will pave my own path in life.
I choose strength.
I choose to live.

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Excerpt: The rain slamming on the windshield is making it impossible to see clearly. I can tell she’s too upset to notice that she’s driving too fast, especially around the curves. I bite my bottom lip and swallow the scream from escaping when the van slips a few times. I don’t want to yell at her for fear that she’ll turn around to check on me while driving. Instead, I hold my breath and pray that she’ll slow down.
The headlights come from nowhere, blinding us. Where did they come from?
“Hold on, Lily!” she yells as she spins the steering wheel.
My heart stops beating when the van swerves out of control. I shut my eyes as the deafening sound of the screeching brakes and the crunching metal hits me like a tidal wave. The shattered glass tinkles around me, and everything moves in slow motion. As our van continues to spin, a deathly silence encases me.
I hear nothing. I feel nothing. I’m floating…and my life flashes before my eyes.

Review: This book is excellent! I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review. My Perfect Imperfections is heartbreaking and raw, yet hopeful and courageous. This book is definitely one of my favorite reads this year. The emotional magnitude within this story has really stolen my breath away. We begin the journey with the birth of two twin girls, only one has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Her name is Lilly Cooper. When her sister, Layna rationalizes the differences between herself and Lilly, their bond begins to grow stronger. They become inseparable throughout their youth and even into their teenage years. Lilly has always defined herself by her disabilities, but Layna always encourages her to see the wonderful person who could do anything with that sharp mind of hers. Lilly can’t walk or talk…without her communication device. She can’t feed herself or use the restroom without assistance. The things that she accomplishes throughout her entire life is astounding though. She is absolutely brilliant and independent, out of defiance. She is fearful, yet passionate. When Lilly finally looks into the mirror and sees a glimpse of the beautiful woman that Layna has always seen, the wheelchair becomes almost invisible to her deception of capability. This moment that she has given herself, changes her whole view on life. She decides then…that she chooses strength, to truly live without fear of her disability failing her. It is hard work, but Lilly knows that it will be worth it.

My favorite characters are Layna, Chance and Lilly. The author does a superb job with the development of these three characters. Beginning with Layna, her personality is absolutely beautiful. With a heart as pure as hers, she never strays away from the love for her sister. The bond that Layna and Lilly share is enigmatic, full of raw emotion that really teared me up. Her stubbornness towards Lilly’s complaints made her strong and compassionate. The fact that she never wanted to leave her sister, even for college was also very courageous. Chance is my second favorite character. He is brave, affectionate, smart and witty. From the beginning of their friendship, Chance had always treated Lilly like an equal. His doubt and his avoidance to issues in his life are sad, yet hopeful. Then, there is Lilly. She is my favorite character. She is also beautiful in every way, even though she doesn’t see it at first. When Chance points it out to her, she then understands that she has so much more to offer then her dependency for someone else to take on. Her strength is what Chance leans on. She has the ease of making friends who truly love her. That brain of hers leads her through school to get her major. Her strive for independence allows her far more of a reach than others with Cerebral Palsy because she works hard. Overall, I really appreciate the adaptability of the author creating such imperfect characters make them so loving.

In my opinion, this story was exceptionally well-written. The descriptions are excellent and the originality is off the charts! I can’t seem to stop RAVING about it! The pace and credibility of the story are both on par; the pace is quick, but not at all difficult to keep up with. I rate My Perfect Imperfections with five stars and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading real life stories, inspirational and/or women’s fiction. Personally, I don’t know how this author was able to complete this story. I thank the author for allowing me this wonderful opportunity to read such a superb story and I hope that those reading this review will find it helpful in making the decision to pick it up and give it a read. I know that I will most definitely buy books written by this author in the future.

Jalpa WillibyAbout the Author: Jalpa Williby immigrated to the United States from India at the tender age of eight. Even as a young girl, Williby pushed herself to face all of the challenges in the “new world.” After graduating with a Bachelors of Science from the University of Illinois, Williby went on to earn Masters in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University. Her passion for helping her patients led her to a specialty in neuroscience, focusing on children and adults with neurological impairments. Always a lover of books, she creates an unforgettable world with unique characters in Chaysing Trilogy. Both, Chaysing Dreams and Chaysing Memories, are Amazon best sellers and won the Gold Medals from Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest. Williby recently released the highly anticipated final installment, Chaysing Destiny, which already has won multiple five star seals. She now introduces My Perfect Imperfections in hopes to educate and inspire her readers. Although she loves losing herself in her fictional world, the author lives her own happily ever after with her husband, three children, two cats, and her beautiful puppy.

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Blog Tour + Review: Forever Marked by Lady J

Synopsis: If you were a marked woman, how far would you run? At only 23 years old, Ellora’s life is turned upside down. She captures the unwanted attention of a dangerously ruthless man, who’ll stop at nothing until he possesses her. Haunted by nightmares of the brutal attack she survived, Ellora flees the country desperate to hide. But, the longer she runs the deeper his obsession grows. Behr is a hard working bachelor who’s life is stuck on repeat. Every single day is filled with the same people, and the same routine. That is, until a beautiful stranger stumbles into the local pub and into his heart. Even though he’s immediately drawn to her raven black hair and deep green eyes… he knows she’s hiding a secret. One he’s determined to uncover. Can Ellora stay safe in this small harbor town? Or has the twisted game of cat and mouse, just begun?

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Excerpt: Ellora raced down the hallway as fast as her legs could carry her. Dread gripped her when she heard his heavy footsteps pounding on the hardwood floors behind her. His powerful presence echoed around the eerily empty house. It didn’t matter how fast she ran, he was always right on her heels. Ellora quaked violently when she made it to the stairs. If she couldn’t make it out of there, she’d never survive. Reaching out, Ellora gripped the railing with both hands and used the leverage to fly down the steps. She skipped so many at a time, it felt like flying. He thundered down the steps, after her. The smell of his rancid panting, snaked its way over her shoulder. The stench stung her nose. Ellora risked looking back. His large black eyes, vicious with a murderous rage she didn’t understand, were only a few feet behind her. He was close enough to grab her. Oh. My God, this is it. He reached out… and she lunged, taking a giant leap before she got to the last three steps. She successfully made it over the carpeted runner at the bottom. Her ankles stung as she landed hard, on her bare feet. Easily ignoring the pain, Ellora sprinted to the front door. She heard him land on the runner and crashed to the floor, as it slipped out from under him. Shaking, she fumbled with clumsy fingers, trying to unlock the deadbolt and door knob lock.

After several slips from her bloodied hands, she finally heaved open the door. She skidded on her own blood, which was trickling down her legs and pooling onto the floor. The cool air rushed in, sobering her. Chills raised goosebumps on her skin as she dashed out the door. Ellora looked back to make sure he wasn’t behind her. This action caused her to lose her balance, tripping down the driveway and crashing right into the car. She remembered leaving her it unlocked, so she wrenched it open and jumped inside. She immediately locked the doors in record speed. It took only a moment for her to get a grip on her debilitating panic. She frantically searched her pockets for the car keys. First the front, then the back. Ellora froze. A devastating hopelessness made her stomach drop when she realized that she left the keys in the house. She hung her head in defeat… BANG! BANG! BANG! The sudden violent pounding sent Ellora shooting out of her seat, frightened to death as he pulverized the glass window with his fists. He stopped his onslaught abruptly and pressed his face against the window. His disturbing eyes and malicious sneer held her captive. He lifted his hand presenting a set of keys and shook them. ‘NO!’

Q&A – Character Interview

1. a) What impression do you make on people when they first meet you?
I’ve been told I’m quite intimidating at first because I tend to sit back and observe the person. When in rest my face looks broody and intense. b) How about after they’ve known you for a while? I would give the shirt right off my back for those I care about. My loved ones needs always come first before my own.

2. a) What’s your idea of a good marriage? Someone who will love and support you through all trials and tribulations. Someone who’ll stand by your side no matter what. And an undying love and respect that doesn’t dull over time. b) Do you think that’ll happen in your life? I pray that I am lucky enough to find that. I’d never take it for granted.

3. a) What are you most proud of about your life? That even through hard times I managed to start my own transport business where I can be in the water all day. The sea is my first love. b) What about on a personal level? That I don’t judge everyone else by the actions of others. I give everyone a chance.

4. a) What are you most ashamed of in your life? That I never made it to college. b) What about on a personal level? My parents abandoning me and disowning me I front of everyone in town, forcing me to mooch off my friend until I could get back on my feet.

5. a) What’s the worst thing that’s happened in your life? Learning that my girlfriend of a few years had been cheating on me all along. She used me to get what she wanted. b) What did you learn from it? No matter how hard you try you can’t force love just because you want it.

6. a) Tell me about your best friend. Gavin always has my back no matter what. He’s a good and loyal friend who I’d trust with my life. He is a pretty boy ladies man. b) How did you meet this person? I’ve known him since we were young lads. We went to school together. After my parents disowned me, I lived with him for a bit.

7. a) What do you like best about yourself? My strength under pressure. b) Least? My tendency to be possessive.

8. a) What do you like best about Ellora Belle Sutherland? What isn’t there to like? She has an enormously large heart. She bends over backwards to help others. She isn’t lazy or entitled or self important. She is absolutely stunning inside and out. b) Least? Her inability to except help from others. But we’re working on that.

9. How do you feel about your life right now? For the first time in a long time I look forward to waking up to see my dark angel. She enriched my life when she stumbled into it.

10. What, if anything, would you like to change? I’d take away all Ellora’s pain and suffering. I’d take away her fears so she can start to enjoy her life with me.

An image posted by the author.Author Bio: I grew up in Upstate NY, but my heart belongs in Arizona. If given the chance, I’d gladly trade in frost burn, for sun burn! I speak in movie quotes ALL the time. Seriously, it might be considered a sickness by now 😉 I absolutely love the sound of others laughing. So I’ll try to get you to do just that!

I love coffee, peanut butter cups, and OF COURSE reading. I grew up causing all kinds of trouble with my twin sister/partner in crime. My wild over-exaggerated story telling grew, along with my love for reading. With the support of my hubby and the encouragement of my womb mate, I put pen to paper, and let my imagination take over.

I am an author currently working on the release of my debut novel. Forever Marked is a romantic suspense, and the first book in a series. I enjoy reading all genres. Paranormal, thriller, romantic suspense, dystopian…. You name it!

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Q&A – Author Interview

1. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? When I sat up trying to write down my dream and ended up writing 3 chapters. My twin read it and literally pushed me to write more. It’s been one exciting ride.

2. What is your work schedule like when you’re writing? I tend to write more at night when everyone else is in bed. I have three kids two fur babies and a hubby who keep me busy during the day.

3. What would you say is your interesting writing quirk? I love to write about dreams. This book came from a dream and I’ve always had bizarre dreams my whole life.

4. Where do you get your information or ideas for your books? The folklore and settings are real life places and stories. My mothers side of the family is from the aisle of Skye, Scotland. Proud MacLeod

5. When did you write your first book and how old were you? This is my first book. I started a little over a year ago then sat on it for a bit, not sure where to go from there.

6. What do you like to do when you’re not writing? I looove to go shooting with the hubby. I like big guns!

7. What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books? How little control I actually have lol. Two of my characters were, supposed to have a completely different path. But they quite literally took over their own story.

8. Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say? I have just started hearing back from readers who’ve received ARCS. I’m so excited that they love my characters as much as I do

9. As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up? I wanted to work in a zoo! I love animals.

Review: I was provided with an early copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I honestly could not put this one down! I am such a fan of suspense and crime; therefore, this book fit right into my liking. The beginning of this story immediately captivated my attention and I was completely lost in the descriptions and scenes that unfolded thereafter. This story starts out with Ellora Belle Sutherland on a plane to Scotland. This is where her parents grew up and fell in love with each other. The fond memories that they both passed on to Ellora made her want to run there as a safe haven since he has made Syracuse, New York unsafe for her. The he is referring to Dalton Ramsey and yes, he is rich, dangerous and completely obsessed with Ellora. With her parents’ fatal car accident, she decides to go into hiding, but what she finds isn’t exactly what she is looking for. The little town of Skye is beautiful, especially the big Behr that instantly gains an attraction to the new gal that finds herself inside of a rundown pub, broken and fearful like she’s running away from the devil himself. She knows that she should stay under the radar, but everyone in the town gossips and soon knows that a girl from America is amongst them. With everyone being so nice and familiar, like family, she fits in and becomes comfortable with her surroundings fairly quick, especially when Adelle comes into town. With the fear of being found still on her mind, will she ever be free? Dalton’s words continuously haunt her when she closes her eyes at night. I will always find you, he whispers in her ear.

There are a few characters that I automatically fell in love with while reading Forever Marked. The first character that I sympathized with and really enjoyed reading about is the main character, Ellora (Lor) Belle Sutherland. She is brave, confident and clever. Her immediate action upon waking up in the hospital is that she is finally safe; however, when Dalton’s hired gun is there in her doctor’s attire, she knows that the only thing to do is run as far and as fast as she can. If she didn’t, he would have surely killed her for not submitting to his dark desires. Ellora’s confidence does waver from time to time, but overall, she is strong-willed and a survivalist. The second character that I really adored is Behr. He is the big brute that is quiet and inquisitive of Ellora when she first steps foot into Grady’s pub. Her luggage in hand and her fearful stance draw everyone to her, but he is the only one who makes the deeper connection with why she has found her way to Skye. His instant attraction to her is romantic and beautiful, but he still has his own demons to work through regarding an ex that still thinks she has her talons stuck deep within his heart. In a sense, both characters seem like they have the potential to be each other’s savors. Another character that I really despised, but he was described in such a terrific way is Giddeon. Giddeon was really able to etch his way under my skin with his evil and cold eyes, his ability to fight and his emotionless torture tactics. The other characters within this story that did play minor roles were very influential as well. Adelle is comical along with Patty. Grady and Kristy are genuinely accepting of Ellora, especially after hearing about her parents and their untimely death.

I recommend this book 100% to anyone who is interested in reading crime and/or suspense. This book is standalone, being the first in a series. I really enjoyed the author’s writing style and her descriptions were easy to see in my mind. The pace is fast, which I love! Forever Marked deserves five stars because it is original, entertaining, suspenseful and gripping. I am looking forward to the second in the series which will hopefully come out in 2016. Again, I thank the author for allowing me this wonderful opportunity to read this terrific book and I hope that you’ll find this review helpful in making your decision to read this book.

Cover Reveal: Fatal Beauty by Nazarea Andrews

FB_CoverRevealBToday we are having a cover reveal for FATAL BEAUTY by author Nazarea Andrews. This book will be released October 6th and it is an Adult Thriller. Check out the exclusive excerpt below for a sneak peek.

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FATAL BEAUTY BOOK BLURB: Charlotte was a good girl. Sweet and innocent, a debutante with her Daddy’s credit card and a fiancée who doted on her. She was destined for a perfect picture life in Charleston. Until everything goes wrong. EJ grew up with everything she could ever want, and bored as hell. Nothing surprises her and nothing ever changes, and she wants out—whatever it takes. Getting involved with Anthony Jacobs is probably the worst idea she’s ever had—and that makes it irresistible. Until Charlie needs her. New Orleans. Los Angles. Vegas. Beautiful girls who know just how to get exactly what they want. It’s all fun and games, sexy nights and wild parties. But you can only manipulate your way out of so much, and when their past catches up, not even a pretty fucking smile will get them out of trouble this time.

Exclusive Excerpt: Wallace Bryce Talbert was dead. She was standing next to him, and distantly, she was aware of the blood spilling out, spreading to seep around her toes, sinking into the crack of her feet.
They had hardwood floors. She could mop. She should mop. Except it was a crime scene. You didn’t just mop up a crime scene. There were procedures to follow and—her stomach heaved suddenly, and she whirled, her foot sliding in the spreading blood as she scrambled for the trash bin. She’s still in the dress she wore to their engagement party, her hair half down in, makeup smudged.
Hair falls in the trashcan, and she gags as vomit catches in it.
She straightened slowly and made a face. Wonderful. There was now a dead body on the floor and vomit in her hair. The night was definitely on a downward spiral.
There is a sharp knock on the front door, but Charlie doesn’t move to answer.
She shouldn’t have called Ella, but it happened before she could think, while Wallace was still gasping, his eye shocked and angry while she fumbled for her phone and stood over him.
“Charlie?”
The voice breaks the cocoon of distance, and she draws in a shuddering breath.
“Oh holy fuck.” EJ breathes the curse like a prayer and stumbles across the room to grab Charlie, yanking her around. Her eyes and hands are frantic as she looks over the other woman, and a hysterical giggle works it’s way up Charlie’s throat and bubbles over.
EJ goes still and watchful, her sharp blue eyes locked onto Charlie’s. “Charlie, I need you to focus on me. Tell me what happened.”
The words snap her laughter off and Charlie shudders, a full body spasm that makes EJ’s hands on her shoulders tighten for a heartbeat.

NazareaAndrewsABOUT THE AUTHOR: Nazarea Andrews (N to almost everyone) is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. Which means she writes everything from zombies and dystopia to contemporary love stories. When not writing, she can most often be found driving her kids to practice and burning dinner while she reads, or binging watching TV shows on Netflix. N loves chocolate, wine, 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, spoiled cat and overgrown dog. She is the author of World Without End series, Neverland Found, Edge of the Falls, and The University of Branton Series. Stop by her twitter (@NazareaAndrews) and tell her what fantastic book she should read next.

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Cover Reveal: Only You by Stephanie Rose

only you coverTitle: Only You (A Second Chance Novel)

Author: Stephanie Rose

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: October 14, 2015

Cover Design: Najla Qamber at Najla Qamber Designs

Synopsis: Only You is a STANDALONE novel in the Second Chances Series.

I spent my life searching for love, but Evan was right there all along. As gorgeous on the inside as he was on the outside, I never had to wonder if he loved me. He showed me with every glance, every sweet touch, every scorching kiss.

I wanted nothing more than to give him my forever—until I found out I may not have one.

Paige was the girl of my dreams. So beautiful in every way; no one would ever compare. I feared she would never be mine, and then she became my everything. I wanted to be with her for the rest of my life.

I wanted her to be my forever. But love may not be enough.

Why do I have to say good-bye to the love of my life? How can I let you go—when it’s always been only you?

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Prologue: Paige

My eyelids were weak and heavy. All I did now was sleep, but I was still too tired to wake up. I didn’t even remember how I got here.

It took a pathetic amount of strength to lift my head and glance over the tray of food. I wasn’t sure what time it was, but pretty sure it was late. Why they thought I wanted crackers now was beyond me. They can’t really expect me to eat, can they? Swallowing anything was torturous thanks to the deep open sores that trailed down my throat. Water burned, so the thought of eating anything was as appealing as chowing down on sandpaper—and would probably feel the same going down.

I curled into the fetal position as I shivered and rubbed at my skin to get warm and felt the pointy bone through the flesh of my arms. I reached for the covers and winced at the pain fingers as I gathered up the scratchy fabric and pulled it over my aching shoulders.

It hurt to move. It hurt to breathe. Most of all, it hurt to think.

The life I wanted, with the man I wanted, haunted my dreams.

You own me. Can’t you see that?

You’re mine. You’re everything.

I…can’t see my future with anyone else but you.

I finally found what I’d been looking for my entire life, but I couldn’t keep it.

The sound of voices yelling outside my hospital room snatched me out of my thoughts. I pushed myself up, panting at the exertion it took to sit upright. I leaned back on my elbows and my weak heart leaped in my chest when I recognized the voice causing all the commotion outside—the voice I’d know anywhere.

“I need to see her, please.”

Evan? No, no, no. I didn’t want him to see me like this. How did he find out I was here?

“I’m sorry, sir. Immediate family only. This is the ICU.”

“I’m not leaving. Paige? Daisy, it’s me!” My heavy head dropped to my hands. The sobs that ran through me made it difficult to breathe thanks to the oxygen tubes filtering through my nose. Pushing him away was the hardest thing I ever had to do, but I did it for him.

I didn’t want to let him go. I wanted him to hold me, tell me he loved me and know he would never leave me. I wanted that so fucking much it ached.

“Sir, please. She’s a very sick girl.”

In time, he’d see. He deserved someone who could give him a life, children, and a future. All things I can’t offer him, no matter how much I wished things were different. He deserved better than this, better than me.

The door was half closed but opened with such force that it banged into the wall and made me jump. Evan marched up to my bed and took my face in his hands. His hay colored eyes filled with tears as his hands shook.

“I love you, and I’m not going anywhere.” His voice quivered with emotion, but I wasn’t sure if it was sadness, rage, or a combination of the two.

“Now, you’re going to tell me exactly what’s going on. And why you lied to me—”

Stephanie author picAbout The Author: Stephanie lives in the Bronx, New York with her superhero-obsessed husband and son. Her day job is marketing, but she always has a story in her head. This lifelong New Yorker lives for Starbucks, book boyfriends, and 80s rock. After spending most of her youth watching soaps, Stephanie has an obsession with angsty drama and hot romance. She’s excited to finally bring the characters she’s been dreaming about to life!

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Release Blitz: Because of Sydney by TA Foster

BECAUSE OF SYDNEY BY TA FOSTER IS AVAILABLE NOW

BLURB: Determined to establish a new life far from the ghosts of her past, twenty-two year old Sydney Paige is willing to try anything to launch her reporting career and quiet the painful memories of her family back home.

Money-driven Mason Lachlan knows exactly what he wants in life and how to get it. Nothing stands in the way of the successful millionaire’s next deal, not even the deeply-buried anguish he feels from being abandoned by his father and tucked away as a dark family secret.

When Sydney must report the biggest land deal to hit South Padre in years, Mason becomes the focus of her story. Problems surface when their undeniable attraction for each other compromises everything they both have worked for.

Can love exist when bottom lines and deadlines collide?

This is a standalone Contemporary Romance, there is NO cliffhanger!

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Cover Reveal: Life After Falling by Alyssa Rose Ivy

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Life After Falling - coverWe are head over heels for the Cover of Alyssa Rose Ivy’s LIFE AFTER FALLING! LIFE AFTER FALLING is a Contemporary Romance set to be released on October 15, 2015!

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About LIFE AFTER FALLING:

One tangled cassette tape. Two tangled lives.

Cassidy snaps. She quits her job and fiancé all in the same day and ends up on her parents’ doorstep. In the midst of everything she is determined to fix a broken cassette tape that she thinks holds the key to rediscovering happiness.

On her quest to fix the tape she meets Leo, a guy as down on his luck as she is lost. What starts with curiosity leads to something resembling a relationship and maybe a chance at love.

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About Alyssa Rose Ivy: Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.

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Cover Reveal: Legacy by Michelle Lowe

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By Michelle Lowe

 
Indigo Peachtree has spent his life making toys for children. 
 
The kindly old toymaker has carried a secret with him that he wants to keep hidden. Yet as with most secrets they tend to come up to the surface. 
 
Tarquin Norwich has learned of a journal containing everything Indigo desperately wants to protect. When Indigo goes underground, Tarquin seeks help from a witch. The witch–Mother of Craft–tells him that to find Indigo, and his journal, he will need two outlaw brothers. 
 
Tarquin sends his children, Archie and Clover, across the English Channel to snare Pierce Landcross, the first of the two outlaws, while Tarquin and his eldest son, Ivor, capture Pierce’s estranged brother, Joaquin. All in an effort to find the missing toymaker.
 
As Pierce is being pulled back to England, his desperate situation turns around when he’s saved by a crew of Apache privateers known as the Sea Warriors. And instead of fleeing with his seabound mates, Pierce decides to return to England to try to save his old friend, Indigo. 
 
Going back means Pierce will encounter old dangers…as well as face a past he’d much rather leave behind.
 

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Release Blitz: Breakout by Ann Aguirre

BREAKOUT - RWB -bannerWe are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Release Week Blitz for Ann Aguirre’s BREAKOUT! BREAKOUT is an Adult Romantic Science Fiction novel set in the Jax Universe and is a part of Ann Aguirre’s Dred Chronicles, published through Ace. Grab your copy of BREAKOUT today!

BREAKOUT - coverBREAKOUT Synopsis: All hell is breaking loose in the edge-of-your-seat follow-up to Havoc and Perdition fromNew York Times bestselling author Ann Aguirre…

The prison ship Perdition has become a post-battle charnel house with only a handful of Dred’s soldiers still standing and now being hunted by Silence’s trained tongueless assassins. Forging an uneasy alliance with mercenary commander Vost—who is their only chance at escape—the Dread Queen will do whatever it takes to end her life sentence on Perdition and keep the survivors alive long enough to cobble together a transport capable of getting them off station.

If Dred and her crew can win the deadly game of cat and mouse, the payoff is not only life but freedom—a prize sweeter than their wildest dreams. Yet the sadistic Silence would rather destroy Perdition than let a single soul slip from her grasp…

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PERDITION | HAVOC

Perdition1HAVOCPraise for the Dred Chronicles:

“There’s so much action, so much adventure, and more than that, it’s great writing.”—USA Today

“SiranthaJax fans may be intrigued to see what befell Jael after his ill-considered actions there, and new lead Dred is a strong linchpin for a promising new series.”—Publishers Weekly

“Spectacularly and spell-bindingly perfect with high octane action that keeps you on the edge of your seat and a romance that is surprisingly sweet and tender in a harsh and unforiving setting…This is honestly one of the best SF romance series I have read.” —Book Pushers

Author PhotoAbout the Author: Ann Aguirre is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author and RITA winner with a degree in English Literature; before she began writing full time, she was a clown, a clerk, a voice actress, and a savior of stray kittens, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in sunny Mexico with her husband, children, and various pets. Ann likes books, emo music, action movies, and she writes all kinds of genre fiction for adults and teens, published with Harlequin, Macmillan, and Penguin, among others.

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