sabato 30 aprile 2016

COVER REVEAL: Breaking Down Sidney by Brittney Coon

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Coming May 10th from Limitless Publishing


BREAKING DOWN SYDNEY by Brittney Coon
A Sydney West Novel, Book 2
Cover Designer: TOJ Publishing Services

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Sydney West’s new relationship might have survived Malibu, but her transformation from party girl to girlfriend isn’t complete…

Sydney is back in Arizona, and with the fall semester at her doorstep, doubts about her so-called summer love start to plague her. A good girl can only stay good for so long. Jason King changed her and made her wonder if love was real. But now, far from his charm, and with the party scene on campus in full swing, the magic is fading…

Jason isn’t willing to let distance drive a wedge between them…

A surprise reunion and a romantic cabin getaway is enough to reignite their summertime spark, but Sydney isn’t convinced this whole monogamous, meeting-your-parents thing Jason wants is possible. No boy has ever met her mother. Then, when a sudden family tragedy strikes, it sends her spiraling into her old habits of booze and boys.

Sydney can only hide from her past for so long…

In the fog of drowning her sorrows, Sydney realizes her former party lifestyle won’t make her happy. Her one-night stands ended with Jason. As much as she wants to believe in that far-fetched fairytale ending, she’s afraid if Jason finds out about all her summer boys, he will abandon her just like her father did.

Jason refuses to settle for the superficial shell Sydney keeps between them, though, and is determined to…

Break Down Sydney once and for all.


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BRITTNEY COON


Brittney Coon graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication and a minor in Film and Media Production. Brittney has always been creative and turned to writing to share the stories playing through her head. In her spare time she reads, watches Friends, attends rock concerts, and hangs out with her cats. She currently lives in Arizona.

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giovedì 28 aprile 2016

BLOG TOUR REVIEW+GIVEAWAY: The Player and The Pixie by L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid

TITLE: The Player and The Pixie

AUTHOR: L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid

SERIES: Rugby #2

PUBLICATION: April 12th 2016

MY RATING: 4 STARS

How can someone so smokin’ hot be so bad in bed? I mean, Sean Cassidy is absolute rubbish. RUBBISH. He is the epitome of walking, talking false advertising and I want a refund! Plus he’s an arsehole. So… what is wrong with me that I can’t stop thinking about him?
The Pixie and the Player is a full-length, romantic comedy novel, can be read as a standalone, and is the second book in the Rugby Series.
THE PIXIE
Lucy Fitzpatrick doesn’t like rugby.
As the little sister of Ireland’s most infamous rugby player, Lucy can’t seem to escape the championship-sized shadow cast by her big brother, or her mother’s frequent attempts to micromanage her future. Her rainbow hair is as free-spirited as her quest for inner peace, yet overbearing expectations keep bringing her down. And when she’s down, her compulsive little problem lands her in seriously big trouble.
THE PLAYER
Sean Cassidy is a cold-hearted brute… or so he’s been told. Frequently. By everyone.
His blonde locks, baby blues, and rock hard bod make ladies the world over drool with desire. As the rugby world’s second most infamous player, he should be basking in his success. But Sean has never been content settling for second place, and his frequent confrontations with Lucy’s big brother leave him cold. And when he’s cold, his compulsive little problem lands him in the lap of Lucy Fitzpatrick.
THE PLAN
Sean has a problem only Lucy can solve. Lucy has a problem only Sean can fix. The solution seems obvious: you scratch my back, and I’ll bail you out of jail. But when their business arrangement unexpectedly leaves Sean scorching hot and Lucy on the precipice of inner peace, can they convince the world—and Lucy’s big brother in particular—that this is the real deal?
Either way, both the Player and the Pixie are about to teach each other some pretty monumental lessons about family, life, but most importantly, love.

The Player and the Pixie is the second book in the Rugby series, but it can be read as a standalone.
It's not the usual Sport Romance, as unsual are the hero and the heroine.
Sean Cassidy is famous, handsome and one of the best rugby player. Abandoned by his mother, he grew up with his uncle and aunt that had seen in him only a commodity. Hidden behind a wall of disappointment, betrayal, anger and hurt feelings, his bad attitude is a shield to protect himself. Only two people have reached his heart: Eilish, his little cousin, and Lucy Fitzpatrick, the sister of his nemesis and teammate Ronan.
Lucy Fitzpatrick is like a rainbow, as colourful as her hair. She's a free spirit but the conflicting relationship with her mother is a cloud obscuring her rainbow and the reason why she's a shoplifter, a kleptomaniac. Her compulsion is a secret but not for her brother, Ronan, and her best friend, Broderick. But someone else knows it: Sean Cassidy. And this can be a complete disaster.
To keep him quiete she accepted his dinner invitation and this is the begin of a tormented relationship. Lucy is torn between the loyalty and affection to her brother and her growing feelings for Sean.
Will they be able to overcome their past and issues and face Ronan once and for all?
The story is narrated by Lucy and Sean's POV. I especially loved the witty dialogues that make the narration funny, vibrant and real.
L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid have created really great characters, real, strong and vulnerable at the same time.
Sean "The Player" at the beginning is a real arsehole, but in some way there was something captivating in him that I couldn't hate him.
Lucy "The Pixie" is sweet, lovely and she seems so "small" next to Sean.
But... surprise, surprise, Sean Cassidy, so big and masculine, has no clue how to pleasure a woman in bed. And wait to see Lucy as a sex teacher!
I highly recommend this book: fresh, sexy, romantic, funny.
While I'm waiting for the third book featuring Eilish and Bryan, I will read the first one. Ronan and Annie have captured my attention and now I want to know the beginning of their lovestory.


L.H. Cosway

L.H. Cosway has a BA in English Literature and Greek and Roman Civilisation, and an MA in Postcolonial Literature. She lives in Dublin city. Her inspiration to write comes from music. Her favorite things in life include writing stories, vintage clothing, dark cabaret music, food, musical comedy, and of course, books.

She thinks that imperfect people are the most interesting kind. They tell the best stories.



Penny Reid
SEX! It all started with sex, between my parents. Personally I don’t like thinking about it, but whatever works for you is a-ok with me. No judgment. The sex happened in California and much of my life also occurred in that state until I moved from the land of nuts (almonds), wine, silicon… boobs, and heavy traffic to the southeast US. Like most writers I like to write, but let’s get back to sex. Eventually I married and gave birth to 2 small people-children (boy-6, girl-4 as of this writing).

By day I’m a biomedical researcher with focus on rare diseases. By night I’m a knitter, sewer, lino block carver, fabric printer, soap maker, and general crafter. By the wee hours of the morning or when I’m intoxicated I love to listen to the voices in my head and let them tell me stories. I hope you enjoy their stories.

Website: http://reidromance.blogspot.com/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5997227.Penny_Reid
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PennyReidWriter
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ReidRomance
 



 

 

giovedì 21 aprile 2016

TRIPLE COVER REVEAL: True North Series by Sarina Bowen

 
 
Book # 1 BITTERSWEET is coming on June 14th!!!
 
 
BITTERSWEET
If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the orchard.
The last person Griffin Shipley expects to find stuck in a ditch on his Vermont country road is his ex-hookup. Five years ago they’d shared a couple of steamy nights together. But that was a lifetime ago.
At twenty-seven, Griff is now the accidental patriarch of his family farm. Even his enormous shoulders feel the strain of supporting his mother, three siblings and a dotty grandfather. He doesn’t have time for the sorority girl who’s shown up expecting to buy his harvest at half price.
Vermont was never in Audrey Kidder’s travel plans. Neither was Griff Shipley. But she needs a second chance with the restaurant conglomerate employing her. Okay—a fifth chance. And no self-righteous lumbersexual farmer will stand in her way.
They’re adversaries. They want entirely different things from life. Too bad their sexual chemistry is as hot as Audrey’s top secret enchilada sauce, and then some.
Sarina Bowen is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. She lives in Vermont's Green Mountains with her family, six chickens and too much ski gear and hockey equipment.







martedì 12 aprile 2016

RELEASE DAY BLITZ + GIVEAWAY: The Player and The Pixie by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid

  


TITLE: The Player and The Pixie

AUTHOR: L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid

SERIES: Rugby #2

PUBLICATION: April 12th 2016





How can someone so smokin’ hot be so bad in bed? I mean, Sean Cassidy is absolute rubbish. RUBBISH. He is the epitome of walking, talking false advertising and I want a refund! Plus he’s an arsehole. So… what is wrong with me that I can’t stop thinking about him?
The Pixie and the Player is a full-length, romantic comedy novel, can be read as a standalone, and is the second book in the Rugby Series.
THE PIXIE
Lucy Fitzpatrick doesn’t like rugby.
As the little sister of Ireland’s most infamous rugby player, Lucy can’t seem to escape the championship-sized shadow cast by her big brother, or her mother’s frequent attempts to micromanage her future. Her rainbow hair is as free-spirited as her quest for inner peace, yet overbearing expectations keep bringing her down. And when she’s down, her compulsive little problem lands her in seriously big trouble.
THE PLAYER
Sean Cassidy is a cold-hearted brute… or so he’s been told. Frequently. By everyone.
His blonde locks, baby blues, and rock hard bod make ladies the world over drool with desire. As the rugby world’s second most infamous player, he should be basking in his success. But Sean has never been content settling for second place, and his frequent confrontations with Lucy’s big brother leave him cold. And when he’s cold, his compulsive little problem lands him in the lap of Lucy Fitzpatrick.
THE PLAN
Sean has a problem only Lucy can solve. Lucy has a problem only Sean can fix. The solution seems obvious: you scratch my back, and I’ll bail you out of jail. But when their business arrangement unexpectedly leaves Sean scorching hot and Lucy on the precipice of inner peace, can they convince the world—and Lucy’s big brother in particular—that this is the real deal?
Either way, both the Player and the Pixie are about to teach each other some pretty monumental lessons about family, life, but most importantly, love.



L.H. Cosway

L.H. Cosway has a BA in English Literature and Greek and Roman Civilisation, and an MA in Postcolonial Literature. She lives in Dublin city. Her inspiration to write comes from music. Her favorite things in life include writing stories, vintage clothing, dark cabaret music, food, musical comedy, and of course, books.

She thinks that imperfect people are the most interesting kind. They tell the best stories.


Penny Reid
SEX! It all started with sex, between my parents. Personally I don’t like thinking about it, but whatever works for you is a-ok with me. No judgment. The sex happened in California and much of my life also occurred in that state until I moved from the land of nuts (almonds), wine, silicon… boobs, and heavy traffic to the southeast US. Like most writers I like to write, but let’s get back to sex. Eventually I married and gave birth to 2 small people-children (boy-6, girl-4 as of this writing).

By day I’m a biomedical researcher with focus on rare diseases. By night I’m a knitter, sewer, lino block carver, fabric printer, soap maker, and general crafter. By the wee hours of the morning or when I’m intoxicated I love to listen to the voices in my head and let them tell me stories. I hope you enjoy their stories.

Website: http://reidromance.blogspot.com/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5997227.Penny_Reid
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PennyReidWriter
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ReidRomance
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lunedì 11 aprile 2016

RELEASE DAY BLITZ: Dick by Scott Hildreth











 DICK from Amazon #1 Best Selling Author, Scott Hildreth, is NOW LIVE and SURPRISE COVER REVEAL of his new book coming from Carina Press, The GUN RUNNER, Mafia Made Series, Book 





Title: DICK
Release Date: April 11, 2016
Author: Scott Hildreth
Genre: Erotic Romance
Cover Artist: Jessica Hildreth
Cover Model: Nathan Hainline






















 


The day I met Dick I instantly knew four things. One, he was as handsome of a man as I had ever seen. Two, he was rich. Three, he was a dick. And four, he was *ahem* gifted.

In time I learned much more about him.
Things that would have made most women run in the other direction.
But I’m not most women. So, instead of running away, I ran in his direction.
But Dick didn’t have a place for a woman in his life. He was a bad boy. Not a wannabe bad boy that tried to act the part. Oh no, he was the real deal. Money. Guns. Fast cars. Cops always one step behind him…
On our first date, while in his Ferrari, we got into a high-speed chase with the police. But that was only the beginning.
From there, things only got better.
Or worse.
I guess that depends on who you are, and what you’re afraid of.
Me? I wasn’t afraid of Dick, his manner of living life, or his dickish ways.
I wanted him to be mine.
But, with a man like Dick, things are never easy.
My name’s Jess.
This story’s mine.
But I’ll never admit to it in a court of law.






























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SURPRISE COVER REVEAL of Scott’s new book coming from Carina Press, The GUN RUNNER, Mafia Made Series, Book 1.

Watch for an exciting Special Announcement on an upcoming SALE of this NEW AMAZING book by Scott Hildreth to be released August 25, 2016.

THE GUN RUNNER  
Pre-Order Links Coming Tuesday!
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Born in San Diego California, Scott now calls Wichita, Kansas home. Residing in Kansas with his wife, Jessica, and six children, he somehow finds twelve hours a day to work on his writing.
Addicted to riding his Harley-Davidson, tattoos, and drinking coffee, Scott can generally be found in a tattoo shop, on his Harley, or in a local coffee house when not writing.
Loyal to the fans, fan girls, and faithful followers who allowed him to make writing a full-time career, Scott communicates with his followers on Facebook almost daily. He encourages his readers to follow him on Facebook and Twitter.





Twitter: @ScottDHildreth
Face book “OFFICIAL LIKE” page - (for updates on released books and upcoming books)
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Facebook Author Page - (currently at 5,000 friend limit, but Scott invites you to come enjoy his contests, giveaways, and playful book banter) www.facebook.com/sdhildreth
Goodreads Author Page - www.Goodreads.com/ScottHildreth
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martedì 5 aprile 2016

RELEASE DAY BLAST+REVIEW: Patrick's Promise by Gloria Herrmann





TITLE: Patrick's Promise

AUTHOR: Gloria Herrmann

SERIES: The Cloverleaf Series #3

PUBLICATION: April 5, 2016 Limitless Publishing LLC


MY RATING: 5 STARS




Promises are meant to be kept—but Patrick O’Brien is too numb with grief…
Patrick hasn’t been able to move past the loss of his wife, who died while delivering his twin boys—Finn and Connor. While life continues around him, he is left in a state of emotional suspension, unable to honor his final vow to his wife and move on after she is gone.

Faking it only goes so far…

Always known as the moody older brother, Patrick maintains his distance from his overbearing but loving family. He’s barely coping, but still finds a way to be the best father he can to his sons.

Amber Miller returns home and finds more than the small town she left behind…

With her son in tow, Amber reluctantly returns to Birch Valley when her parents ask for help. Their well-known diner, Herrick’s, is a staple in the community. But more than that, her father is ill, and they need the extra set of hands to keep the place going.

Lonely hearts attract…

When Patrick and Amber cross paths, their instant attraction catches both off guard. Working through their own kinds of grief, the two must figure out what they want for their future—even if it’s not each other.

Losing someone you love is devastating, but learning to love again comes with its own challenges.

Is he strong enough to risk his heart? Or will running from love be the ultimate betrayal of Patrick’s Promise?

 
ARC received from the author in exchange for an honest review 

I was anxiously waiting to read this book. Patrick is my favorite O’Brien, and I’ve dreamt for him a special story. And Gloria Herrmann hasn’t disappointed me. She has written for Patrick the sweetest, the best and the perfect story.

Patrick is a widower. His wife Beth died, leaving him to raise their twins, Finn and Connor. From her death, he has built a wall around his heart, shutting down even his own family. The only thing that keeps him going on are his twins. What he doesn’t expect is to find love again.

Amber is a widow. Her husband, a cop, has been killed leaving her alone with his twelve years old son, Dylan. A family emergency brings them back to Birch Valley. What she doesn’t expect is to find love again.

Will Amber and Patrick be able to overcome their fears, insecurities and pain, and have a second chance to live and love?

This book is beautiful, sweet, and moving. At the end of it I had to restock my Kleenex for the tears I cried. The emotions, the feelings of grieving their loss are not dramatic, but not even sugarcoated, they are simply real. I instantly connected with Amber and Patrick, knowing very well how it feels to lose someone so close to your heart.
Death and grief were not easy; whether it was expected or sudden, moving on and coping proved to be almost more challenging.”
Patrick reacted to his wife death withdrawing into himself. Looking at his brother Liam and his sister Maggie so happy and with babies on the way is painful for him, but what I loved about him is that he is not jealous in a bad way, or angry or resentful. Sometimes his feelings are shaken for the sudden memories of his past. And he’s handsome as much as stubborn and in some situation a jerk. His favorite sentence is: “Don't stick your nose in my business.” I would have slept him on the head when he argued with Maggie and Daniel.

Amber is a sweet character. She’s a loving and caring mother and daughter. The loss of his husband has left her empty and the only way to find solace is to write in her blog and ride her bicycle. Her journal is her relief valve and her bicycle helps her to keep her mind clear.
 
I liked how Amber and Patrick’s relationship grows. Between the two there is an undeniable chemistry, but they are willing to give one another the needed space to process their emotions. And Patrick, when sex with Amber is involved, has surprised me. 
 
Another aspect I’ve loved so much of this book is how the author describes Birch Valley. The descriptions are so vivid and real that I could see the blue sky, the mountains, and even smell the air before a storm or in the summer nights. I can figure me riding a bicycle on the streets of Birch Valley with Amber. Delightful!

Even if the focus is on Patrick and Amber’s story, there is another side story that has great relevance: Liam and Rachel marriage. Here we meet again with Chelsea, Rachel's best friend. And my feeling about her is still same: I don’t like Chelsea! Even if at the end she soften a little bit she's still too snobby and full of herself. 
 
And the O’Brien family… well they are O’Brien! Generous, protective, accepting, caring, they made your heart warm and wish to be part of the family.
In the O’Brien household, tears were shed often, mostly from laughing so hard until their sides ached, but sometimes it was the emotional moments such as this that showed the deep-rooted love that cemented their family together.”
Grandpa Paddy has a soft spot in my heart. He doesn’t speak much, but a simple gesture or glance from him speaks volumes. I liked the bound between Patrick and Grandpa Paddy and their silent understanding.
The time we get in our lives is precious. The people in our lives don’t always stick around for the entire show. It’s important that you live life while you can, even if others are gone, because someday you will be gone too.” – I love you Grandpa Paddy!!!
Gloria Herrmann’s writing is improving with each book. The characters, main or secondary, have great personality, and the storyline is engaging and very well developed. I think there is a great potential not only for Daniel’s story, that will be the next book in the series, but also for further installment. I personally would love to read something more about Ethan, Rachel's brother.

Patrick’s Promise is a sweet romance, heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. A book about second chances, family, friendship and everlasting love. 
 
My review doesn't do justice to this book, but so far it's my favorite in the Cloverleaf Series, that I highly recommend to start right away.

 I’ll be back soon Birch Valley, Daniel’s story is coming!





I was born and raised in southern California and relocated to beautiful eastern Washington state in 2002. The rural small towns that speckle this vast area have inspired my ideal setting for most of the stories I write. The pine and tamarack trees covering the towering mountains, the shimmering lakes and rivers, the abundant wildlife, and the feeling of a time forgotten, all stir so many of my creative juices. I can't thank my parents enough for dragging this city kid on long roadtrips up to this rugged foreign area, because now it is my home and I truly love my life here.

Reading was something that spurred me to begin writing at a young age. I enjoyed creating characters, different settings, and describing anything and everything. Storytelling, I have found is something I have inherited from both of my parents. I love attention to detail, using words to fully bring the picture alive, that is something I got from my dad. Creating characters and figuring out their story and how to achieve their happy ending comes from my mom. Then there is the smell of a book, new or old, the weight of it in your hands as you balance it open, seeing all those beautifully typed words spun and woven into sentences, this was created by a writer. I knew that was what I wanted to be when I grew up and here I am today, a real author.

Romance, I simply love it, that's why I write it. I remember my mom giving me my very first paperback romance novel. It was a pretty exciting one filled with suspense and an overall excellent storyline, she had just read it and she felt it was suitable for my teenage eyes. That was it, I was hooked. I began to devour these romance stories that varied over the years from sweet to sultry, I consumed thousands of books and stories over the years. Each time I finished reading a novel, the desire to write my own grew stronger. As ideas for books swirled in my mind, it always had a romantic element to it, and I suppose it always will. What is there not to love about falling in love and finding that special person to share your life with? Who doesn't wish for passion, butterflies in your stomach, and that happily ever after?

As a reader, I can't even begin to thank all of the writers that have created so many emotions for me, falling in love with characters, mourning their loss, sighing as I close the final chapter or smiling when everyone lives happily ever after. As a writer, I just want to do the same.

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The Cloverleaf Series:

Book #1
 
Book #2