Friday, February 27, 2015

Release Day: Untamed by Jessica Sorensen

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Happy Release Day to Jessica Sorensen and her new book UNTAMED! This is book 2 in the Unbeautiful Series following the story of Emery and Ryler. Make sure to enter the giveaway below for a chance to win an ebook copy of this book. Good luck!

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Emery No matter how hard I try, I never seem to be able to escape my family’s world. Their madness controls my life, just like insanity consumes my mind. Sometimes it’s hard to tell what’s real. Sometimes it’s hard to tell who I really am. The person everyone sees? Or the one I keep trapped inside? I wonder which person Ryler sees. Just like I wonder who I can trust. Wonder. Wonder. Wonder. I wonder too much. I wish I could just find a way to escape it all and finally be free.
Ryler I live a double life and sometimes I hate myself for it. Watching Emery fall apart—pretending I don’t care—is killing me inside. I want to tell her the truth, but I also want a new life. Want. Want. Want. I want too much. Sometimes it’s hard to tell what I really desire. I wish I could be free from the confusion, free from this life.
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Excerpt
“If you want to dance, dance. There’s no judgment at these things, which makes them pretty awesome.” She smiles, and then threads her fingers through mine. “Okay, let’s dance, then.” I don’t bother mentioning that dancing can be extremely sexy when done under the right circumstances—circumstances that usually include alcohol and sexual tension. At first, Emery is cautious, keeping her distance from me as she rocks her hips to the music. I move with her. I’ve never really been into dancing, but I can rock out to a little garage rock any day. The longer the song goes on, the more into it she gets, until she finally spins around and presses her back against my chest. That’s when the two of us decide to start playing a dangerous game of Want But Can’t Have. A very, very dangerous game that is really fucking tortuous to play yet impossible to give up. Emery starts grinding her hips to the sultry beat of the song. With each movement, her ass brushes against my cock, making me go rock hard. I grip the curves of her hips and my hands unnecessarily slip underneath the bottom of her shirt. My fingers delve into her soft flesh, and I bite back a moan. Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve forgotten just how soft her skin is, how amazing she smells, how incredible she feels against me. She shivers from my touch and presses closer, rolling her hips and driving my body absolutely mad. She repeats the movement over and over again, until finally, I damn near lose my mind. Gripping her waist, I spin her around to face me. “I thought you didn’t know how to dance?” Playlist
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Jessica Sorensen is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author from the snowy mountains of Wyoming. When she's not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.
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SERIES READING ORDER
Book 1 - Unbeautiful
Book 2 - Untamed

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Review: The Summer Remains by Seth King

Title:  The Summer Remains
Author:  Seth King
Genre:  Romance
Publisher:  Seth King
Release Date:  February 14, 2015
File Size/Pages:  2496 KB/316 pgs
Source:  Southern Belle Promotions

My Rating:  5/5

Summary:  Twenty-four-year-old Summer Johnson knows two things. The first is that due to a quickly worsening medical condition, she faces a risky surgery in three months’ time that may or may not end in her death. The second is that she would like to fall in love before then.

As spring sinks into her namesake season on the Florida coastline, Summer plays the odds and downloads a new dating app - and after one intriguing message from a beautiful surfer named Cooper Nichols, it becomes clear that the story of what may be her last few months under the sun is about to be completely revised. All she has to do now is write something worth reading.

Tender, honest, devastating and triumphant, The Summer Remains explores a very human battle being waged in a very digital age: the search for a love that will outlast this temporary borrowing of bones. In an era when many feel compelled to share and re-share anything about everything, prepare to feel a love so special, you will want to hug it close and make it yours forever.

Review:  I received a copy of this novel from Southern Belle Promotions in exchange for my honest opinion. God, where do I even start?! This is the second novel I’ve read by Seth King, and I absolutely loved it! This novel tells the story of 24-year-old Summer Johnson, who was born with Esophageal Intresia. As Summer’s condition worsens, she realizes that she’s about to face her biggest battle/surgery yet. Along the way, Summer meets a guy, Cooper Nichols, on the internet. Although Summer thinks her life is coming to an end, she realizes that its only just begun. This novel isn’t your ordinary romance novel, it’s more than that. I must admit, after reading The Goode Fight, my expectations were high for this novel, and Seth King definitely exceeded them with this one. This is the type of novel that doesn’t end, even once you’re finished; it’s forever etched in your brain. The Summer Remains is emotional, fun, sweet, but most of all realistic. I was dreading the end of this book for multiple reasons (because I knew I’d cry like a big baby), but it was the most perfect ending for Summer and Cooper. Everyone deserves a Summer and Cooper in their life. This novel evoked so many different emotions in me that I wanted to hug and punch Seth King at the same time for writing something so incredible. So if you’re looking for a novel that you want to be etched in your brain forever, read The Summer Remains. You won’t be disappointed. This is definitely a STOP EVERYTHING YOU’RE DOING AND BUY/RENT/MEMORIZE WORD FOR WORD read!!!



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Excerpt: To-Do List by JC Miller

She is attuned to Cal’s last-minute routine, his footfalls in the hallway, the clatter of the garage door opening, closing. Just to be certain, she pulls back the curtain, peers out the window and watches his car pull away.

Once he is gone, the air is lighter; the muscles of her jaw relax. She glances at the tabletop and spies her to-do list, carelessly left in plain sight—thankfully unread. Ginny folds it and slips it into her pocketbook for safekeeping. Her thoughts return to the pink box, repulsive and compelling.

No. She is not that desperate. She will not dig through the trash.

But Ginny is prepossessed. She takes a stealthy glance, finding the doughnut intact, unsullied by coffee grounds or leaks from last night’s takeout boxes. Her teeth sink into the supple, yielding surface, and there is a moment of bliss, a moment of relief—a moment of vengeance.

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Between unending housework and thankless efforts to appease a loutish husband and acid-tongue teens, Ginny Cooper’s to-do list never seems to get done. Her guilty pleasure—fantasizing about her husband’s demise—her weakness—the drive-thru at Arby’s. On the job as head librarian at the county’s obsolete library, tedium reigns. One afternoon Ginny innocently stumbles upon a dating website, where the rabbit hole awaits. Who is Ginny Cooper? She is every woman who knows the exact number of calories in a Snickers bar, every woman who has ever struggled with her weight. She is every woman who has grappled with the gray areas, every woman who has wanted to escape her own life. At times the reader will want to reach between the pages, shake her, and talk some sense into her. But Ginny will have to navigate her own road. And through it all, we root for her. Ginny’s childhood memories of her fading hometown provide a bittersweet backdrop for The To-Do List.

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JC (Jeanne) Miller, M.A., is an educator and founding member of JAM, an editorial-consultation team. An avid reader, aspiring traveler and table tennis enthusiast, she resides in Northern California.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Review: Butterface by Gwen Hayes

Title:  Butterface
Author:  Gwen Hayes
Genre:  Young Adult
Publisher:  Gwen Hayes
Release Date:  April 21, 2010
File Size/Pages:  84 KB/29 pgs
Source:  Bought

My Rating:  5/5

Summary:  When love isn't lucky...or pretty.

The scars on Beth's face aren't nearly as deep as the ones she nurses on the inside. She was born with hemifacial microsomia and was supposed to feel "lucky" that she wasn't as disfigured as some people.

One boy, Lucky O'Leary, starts to find the cracks in her hard shell and finds himself falling for her. Only Lucky has a secret--he needs to bring Beth to a "dog dinner" or lose his spot on the team. She can't find out that the guy who brings the ugliest date wins a prize.

Review:  This was a very short, quick read. The book tells the story of a girl, Beth, who works at a diner. She has low self-esteem and tries to cover her face with her hair, due to her disability. She meets a boy, Lucky, who never seems to have an off day. They develop a friendship over time, but it's brought to a hault when Lucky is ordered to bring Beth to a dog-dinner…the ending result is priceless.

Review: Our Hair by Leslie DuBois

Title:  Our Hair
Author:  Leslie DuBois
Genre:  Children's
Publisher:  Little Prince Publishing
Release Date:  March 12, 2014
File Size/Pages:  7153 KB/48 pgs
Source:  Bought

My Rating:  5/5

Summary:  This picture book instills self-esteem and pride. It teaches children to love themselves for who they are no matter the physical appearance of their hair.

Review:  This is the first book I read for 2015, and I thought this was a really cute book. The author, Leslie DuBois, shines a light on African American hair, letting little boys and girls know how special, and different (in a good way), African American hair truly is. I thought this was a very cute book, and I think parents' should read this book to their children so they can grasp the uniqueness of their hair.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Valentine's Day Sale

WISHING YOU A Chick Lit vdaydirtylaundryDirty Laundry – Rachel Naples Jerry Maguire ruined my life. Did he have any idea of the impact of those three little words on people's lives? I got married because of them. But I'm getting ahead of myself. I'm Lucy Stars and I give advice to the lovelorn on a podcast from my kitchen table. My qualifications? None whatsoever, except for the fact that I've had more relationships than I can count or even remember, so by definition, I'm an expert. And all because I was looking for someone to complete me. My life reads like a chick-lit bestseller. Swear. Or a good beach read when you want to hit the pause button on life. But for me? My story doesn't end on the last page. My incredibly romantic husband, Kraft Conboy, is a successful and oh, so handsome life coach. His specialty? Women. Relationships. Romance. He was nothing short of inspirational. My plan was to live happily ever after...with him. The pages of our lives would unfold like a sexy, romantic comedy or maybe even a contemporary romance novel. And? He was good in bed. But my life zagged when it should have zigged. It took a left turn when it should have gone right. I remember the exact moment because I was about to start my show. That's when it happened. The zagging, I mean. Kraft walked in and announced he wanted a divorce. I was so stunned that I actually asked him who was getting divorced because I thought he was talking about someone else! But then he said it again. I didn't know what to do, so I begged him to stay. I know, bad move. And then? He turned on his heel and walked out the door. I turned back to my computer. In the shock of the moment, I'd gotten distracted; I still had a webcast to give. What in God's name was staring back at me? Lights. Lots of lights on my screen. My callers were trying to get through. Oh, no, my microphone was live! My entire audience had just heard me get dumped! And heard me plead, no, beg, for him to stay. I give relationship advice and I tell people not to do that! My romantic comedy had turned into a horror film and there was no pause button to hit. What happened next I couldn't have predicted. Call it genius. Call it serendipity. Call it meant to be. Look, I can't tell you everything, you'll have to read the book! Original Price: $2.99 Sale Price: $1.99 Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/1AsouWW Twitter: @RachelNaples1 Tweet: #VDayBookSale: DIRTY LAUNDRY by @RachelNaples1 #chicklit http://amzn.to/1AsouWW vdaytherearenomenThere Are No Men – Carol Maloney Scott Divorced thirty-something Claire doesn’t know who’s in her dating pool—but she’s doing her best to avoid shark infested waters. Leaving her clueless and insensitive husband behind was a smart move after losing her fertility, but now she’s riding the wave of flying toupees, strange men in leather thongs and drunken nights in painfully impractical shoes. Claire desperately wanted to be a mother, but now she’ll settle for one middle aged man worthy of a second date. After a long drought, men are flooding her shores and she’s drowning in choices. There’s Justin, the 25-year-old IT boy-genius with the GQ looks and cougar fetish, who won’t take ‘no’ for an answer. A woman would have to be a blind, lesbian nun not to fall for him, but he reminds Claire of her wasted youth. And then the charming but mysterious Dr. Nathan appears, but he’s cheating on her with his medical mistress—a demanding cardiology practice. To further rock her boat, Claire’s ‘stable’ career in publishing has been tossed about by her floundering company’s launch of a new line of trendy, salacious books. Cookbooks aren’t selling these days, but erotica is flying off the shelves—and challenging Claire’s attitude about sex, work . . . and her tempestuous new life. When her best friend convinces her to buddy up to the aspiring writer who just moved in across the street, Claire rejects the idea—he has already caught her in more than one embarrassing and scantily clad situation. Giving in to her friend’s nudging, she tries to ignore the details she discovers about him, including his hard rock night gig and his mesmerizing blue eyes, in the hopes his literary talents can pull her publishing house up from the bottom of the ocean. Claire’s dilemma begs the question: Are there NO men or TOO MANY? Original Price: $2.99 Sale Price: $.99 Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/1KcyMMG Twitter: @CMScottAuthor Tweet: #99cent sale! 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WHEN GIRLFRIENDS MAKE CHOICES Follow Lara Kearns as she struggles with how far she’ll go for true love…however forbidden… A novel about forbidden love, the choices you make, and discovering what’s important in life. Original Price: $7.99 Sale Price: $1.99 Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/1s92x6C Twitter: @Savannah_Page Tweet: Get 3 titles from the WHEN GIRLFRIENDS series by @Savannah_Page at a discount for #VDayBookSale! #chicklit http://amzn.to/1s92x6C vdaywhen girlfriends chase dreamsWhen Girlfriends Chase Dreams – Savannah Page A novel about chasing dreams, for better or worse, and living your love story. Claire Linley is finally a bride! After nearly ten years with her college freshman sweetheart, Claire is going to become Mrs. Conner Whitley. She’s got her bridal magazines, is the biggest Martha Stewart fan, and subscribes to all the major wedding blogs. She’s been dreaming of this moment for years! How could planning her dream wedding be anything but perfect? The easy-going and bubbly type, Claire will obviously have a blast planning, and with her fantastic group of girlfriends-made-bridesmaids she just can’t go wrong. Whether it’s wedding gown shopping, makeup trials, or cake-tasting, Claire’s friends are there in a pinch. But how big does the pinch get? All Claire wants to do is get married, but at every turn something seems to go awry and she’s starting to lose it. How is a girl supposed to remain cool and collected when the pricey dream wedding planner isn’t turning out to be so dreamy? When DIY projects and the perfect venue are going up in smoke? How is Claire supposed to marry Conner when the special day that’s supposed to join them together, forever, is slowly tearing them apart? This is the charming story about how sometimes the biggest events in life are defined by the smallest acts of kindness and love. It’s a love story about dreaming large, loving deeply, and, in the end, truly having the happiest day of your life, no matter what happens (or doesn’t). About what happens when girlfriends chase dreams. Original Price: $3.99 Sale Price: FREE Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/1tAt3dC Twitter: @Savannah_Page Tweet: FREE #chicklit from @Savannah_Page when you grab WHEN GIRLFRIENDS CHASE DREAMS! #VDayBookSale http://amzn.to/1tAt3dC http://amzn.to/1tAt3dC vdaymissadventureMiss Adventure – Geralyn Corcillo When a freak fast-food accident almost kills dayreaming city girl Lisa Flyte, she decides it's time to get a backbone and really start living out loud. But how is a shrinking violet like Lisa supposed to get tough all of a sudden after a lifetime of watching from the couch? Jack Hawkins, that's how. When Lisa finds out that the outdoor extremist needs a clueless urbanite to test his top-secret line of idiot-proof adventure gear, she gets the most outlandish idea of her life: she will be his undercover test dummy if he helps her become brave on their adventures in the wild. They strike a deal. Lisa survives the treks, jumps, and dives (barely!) But can she use her bumbling...uh, blossoming outdoor moxie to become the alpha hero of her everyday life? Will she find the grit to pursue a career she really wants or the nerve to stand up to her bullying family? And will she get gutsy enough to go after Jack? He's a man who's not afraid of anything...except maybe falling for Lisa. Original Price: $2.99 Sale Price: $.99 Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/1DxZRWm Twitter: @GeralynCorcillo Tweet: #VDayBookSale! Get #Amazon #BestSeller #chicklit Miss Adventure! #99cents or #kindleunlimited http://amzn.to/1DxZRWm #romcom vdayfrenchtoastFrench Toast – Glynis Astie Sydney Bennett is back! And her pursuit of perfection is alive and well. Naïve to the core, Sydney believed that when she finally married the man of her dreams, the hard part was over. Following a civil ceremony as a means to keep Louis from being deported, Sydney continues to plan the fairytale wedding that she had dreamed of since the age of five. Much to her chagrin, she discovers that her mother-in-law is planning what seems to be a rival wedding in France that SHE has been dreaming about for her only child since before he was born. How will poor Sydney be able to ensure two perfect weddings in the midst of Louis’ fruitless job search? Especially when her mother-in-law’s idea of perfection appears to be having Sydney embarrass herself in front of hundreds of French people that she has never met? As if she didn’t have enough on her mind already, Sydney finds herself faced with the trials and tribulations of being a wife. Sydney had always heard that marriage was hard, but she thought that this was just a ruse that married couples portrayed in a bid to make single girls feel less desperate. But as the bills pile up and emotions run high, she realizes that there may just be some truth to this statement. And as she watches Louis’ perfection fade away before her very eyes, she begins to wonder if she made a rash decision in marrying a man that she had known for a mere six months. With all of the obstacles that Sydney and Louis will encounter, will they be raising their glasses in celebration or watching their impulsive marriage crash and burn? One thing is for certain, Sydney and Louis Durand are headed for one hell of a toast… Original Price: $2.99 Sale Price: FREE Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/1yS3vLZ Twitter: @GlynisAstie Tweet: #VDayBookSale: Get #chicklit FREE on your eReader! 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Unfortunately, Marc still wasn't ready--and their friends' meddling in the form of a faux engagement party led to a disastrous New Year's Eve that brought their relationship to an inevitable turning point. For anyone who has ever dated a commitment-phobe, who has found their patience wearing thin with the one they love, or who has sat around wondering if he is ever going to pop the question while trying to remain the very picture of patience and grace, Hilary's humorous and honest story will hit home. Original Price: $2.99 Sale Price: $.99 Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/1LM3Qof Twitter: @FeelingBeachie Tweet: Love him or dump him? Find out for only #99cents during the #VDayBookSale! 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As Zoey and Shane struggle to keep the magic alive outside the resort, Zoey discovers that she isn't the only one having trouble letting go of the past. And when Nate drops a bombshell that changes everything, Zoey must decide if the old saying is true—what happens at the Moment of Zen stays at the Moment of Zen. Original Price: $3.99 Sale Price: $.99 Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/1EBDcKl Twitter: @Catenabi Tweet: Grab ZOEY & THE MOMENT OF ZEN by @Catenabi for only #99cents during the #VDayBookSale! #chicklit http://amzn.to/1EBDcKl give your heart a breakGive Your Heart a Break – Helen Peterson Gorgeous? Check. Wealthy? Check. Sweet? Double check. When Rachel Thomas meets Mason Conner, it seems she has found a man who is everything she’s ever wanted. After years of the single girl life in New York City, she’s due for some luck in the romance department. But with her less than stellar track record, Rachel can’t seem to let go of her past failures to fall too hard. That is until Mason’s ex-fiancé reappears, determined to steal him back. With more than winning Mr. Perfect’s heart on the line, is Rachel finally ready to give her heart a break? Original Price: $2.99 Sale Price: $.99 Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/1z9RLzf Twitter: @HelenPeterson37 Tweet: New #chicklit for only #99cents! GIVE YOUR HEART A BREAK by @HelenPeterson37 #VDayBookSale http://amzn.to/1z9RLzf vdayrockstarsgirlRock Star’s Girl – Jennifer Farwell Emily Watts just wants a weekend break from the workaholic hours she's taken on to keep her business - a popular fashion-snark web site - up and running. What she gets is overnight celebrity and a career-killing media scandal. While taking time out to attend a concert in support of friend Jesse Cinder, a struggling musician, Emily meets Cory Sampson, the lead singer of a chart-topping rock band. When she agrees to a date with Cory, making entertainment headlines is the last thing she expects. Even so, it's a minor surprise by comparison to her discovery that in the music world, media notoriety trumps all. Tabloid allegations erupt when Cory and fame-hungry Jesse use Emily for personal gain, and her tarnished image spells disaster - personally and professionally. To save the web site and writing career she's made her life and dream, Emily must go from being a pawn in the Hollywood headline game to becoming the media mastermind. Original Price: $2.99 Sale Price: $.99 Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/16huQuJ Twitter: @JennFarwell Tweet: #99cents for ROCK STAR’S GIRL by @jennfarwell during the #VDayBookSale! #chicklit http://amzn.to/16huQuJ Women’s Fiction vdaynovmbersurpriseNovember Surprise – Laurel Osterkamp
  • Twenty years • Six presidential elections • One consuming love affairFor Lucy Jones, the distinction between love and politics is hazy at best. Both can be all-consuming, and either can lead to a heart-breaking loss or an exhilarating win. Whatever the case, if you’re seen as a loser, you probably are one. Lucy first learns this lesson in 1988, when she’s a shy girl, battling a high school bully and rooting for Dukakis. Through the years Lucy will experience stunning victories and agonizing defeats as she makes the choices that define her. Meanwhile, she also struggles to define her relationship with Monty, who comes in and out of her life like the changes in public opinion. Is Monty simply a one-night stand, a kindred spirit, or the love of her life? And by 2008, can he offer her a change to believe in?Over the course of twenty years and six presidential elections, Lucy grows and adjusts with the times. Filled with snarky political and pop-culture references, November Surprise is about the journey we take to believe in a candidate, in love, and in ourselves.
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Original Price: $1.99 Sale Price: $.99 Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/1u95oDc Twitter: @LaurelOsterkamp Tweet: #VDayBookSale: Grab your copy of AMERICAN ANGST by @LaurelOsterkamp for only #99cents! http://amzn.to/1u95oDc vdaystardustsummerStardust Summer – Lauren Clark Single mom Grace Mason doesn't believe in miracles, magic, or love at first sight. She likes the quiet life, complete with her eight-year-old son, their tiny house, and her teaching job. For Grace, happiness means that nothing much ever changes in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Then, one thousand miles away, tragedy strikes. A massive heart attack leaves Grace's estranged father comatose in an Upstate New York hospital. While a team of doctors fight to keep Henry Mason alive, Grace and Evan rush to his bedside to say their final goodbyes. Henry's passing brings little closure for Grace, but she finds herself inexplicably drawn to her new surroundings. What begins as a short trip results in an entire summer spent with Henry's second wife, Kathleen, and her next-door neighbor, Ryan Gordon, the town doctor. When a series of unlikely events lead to Evan's disappearance, Grace must face her worst fears to find her son and bring him back home. Stardust Summer explores the complexities of forgiveness, what it means to be a family, and the fabulous possibility of falling in love—again. Original Price: $2.99 Sale Price: $.99 Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/1Cvr1Ap Twitter: @LaurenClark_Bks Tweet: Only #99cents during the #VDayBookSale - STARDUST SUMMER by @LaurenClark_Bks! http://amzn.to/1Cvr1Ap PrintThe To-Do List – JC Miller Between unending housework and thankless efforts to appease a loutish husband and acid-tongue teens, Ginny Cooper’s to-do list never seems to get done. Her guilty pleasure—fantasizing about her husband’s demise—her weakness—the drive-thru at Arby’s. On the job as head librarian at the county’s obsolete library, tedium reigns. One afternoon Ginny innocently stumbles upon a dating website, where the rabbit hole awaits. Who is Ginny Cooper? She is every woman who knows the exact number of calories in a Snickers bar, every woman who has ever struggled with her weight. She is every woman who has grappled with the gray areas, every woman who has wanted to escape her own life. At times the reader will want to reach between the pages, shake her, and talk some sense into her. But Ginny will have to navigate her own road. And through it all, we root for her. Ginny’s childhood memories of her fading hometown provide a bittersweet backdrop for The To-Do List. Original Price: $3.99 Sale Price: $.99 Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/1zALLmK Twitter: @JCMillerWriter Tweet: Only #99cents during the #VDayBookSale: THE TO-DO LIST by @jcmillerwriter! #newrelease http://amzn.to/1zALLmK a questionable friendshipA Questionable Friendship – Samantha March Brynne Ropert and Portland Dolish have been best friends since being paired as roommates in college. Seven years later they are now twenty-five, married, and living in Maine–– but the two women couldn’t be more different. Brynne finds fulfillment in her life as a wife, mother and owner of a small café and bookshop, but is struggling to expand her family. Portland is still coping with her mother’s death during her childhood, and her marriage is unraveling before her eyes. Portland envies her friend’s seemingly stable and easy life while Brynne doesn’t understand the growing distance between them and cannot begin to guess what secret Portland is hiding about her husband and crumbling marriage. While one woman feels shut out, the other enters into a web of lies to protect herself. A Questionable Friendship explores what really makes someone a true friend, a support system, a sister. How much trust goes into a friendship and when is being a friend not enough? Brynne and Portland’s story will attempt to answer those questions, and show that happily ever after isn’t in the cards for everyone. Original Price: $2.99 Sale Price: $.99 Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/10W3WGk Twitter: @bySamanthaMarch Tweet: A QUESTIONABLE FRIENDSHIP by @bysamanthamarch only #99cents during #VDayBookSale! http://amzn.to/10W3WGk Romance/Erotica vdaybloodpledgeBloodpledge – Tima Maria Lacoba (Paranormal Romance) Bloodpledge continues Alec and Laura’s story from Bloodgifted. Having undergone the Ritual and induction into the vampire community, Laura— the prophesised Child of Light and Darkness and last of the Ingenii—takes her place as Alec’s consort and First Lady of the Brethren. But resentment and anger grow at Alec’s privileged position as daywalker. Among a powerful few, alliances are made and conspiracies formed, threatening a war that could destroy them all and endanger every human on Earth—creatures who would do anything to prevent the curse from ending. Now Alec and Laura must invoke the Pledge, an ancient ceremony that enforces Brethren loyalty to the Principate. When Laura’s ex-boyfriend, Detective Inspector Matt Sommers, turns up with a threat that could expose Alec, the battle for their world and their lives begins. Original Price: $4.50 Sale Price: $1.99 Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/1Degs3K Twitter: @TimaMariaLacoba Tweet: #VDayBookSale: BLOODPLEDGE by @TimaMariaLacoba #pararomance http://amzn.to/1Degs3K What I Really Learned in CollegeWhat I Really Learned in College – Addison Winters Alex Rose is a 32-year-old divorced mother of two, looking for a better life for her and her sons. In search of answers, she returns to college to finally get that degree she’s always dreamed of. What she finds is something she wasn’t even looking for. Mason Brooks is every girl’s dream: 21 years old, tall, with dirty blond hair that curls when it’s wet, sea-blue eyes, and dimples. Hot, sexy…and deliciously naïve and innocent. Enter a tantalizing world where an average soccer mom utilizes her newfound knowledge of psychology to make life just a little more interesting. Follow along as Alex educates Mason on the art of seducing and pleasing a woman. Take notes as she introduces him to a whole new level of intensity and sexual pleasure. Study the sensual art of tantric sex as Alex creates her own style of silk and lace female dominance. This little tryst will never survive past college–but Alex is determined to enjoy it the fullest while it lasts. Original Price: $3.99 Sale Price: $.99 Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/1C0Tds6 Twitter: @SexyAddison Tweet: #Erotica: WHAT I REALLY LEARNED IN COLLEGE by @SexyAddison only #99cents! #VDayBookSale http://amzn.to/1C0Tds6 ThePositionThe Position – Dahlia Salvatore Dylan Farrow puts on his pants every morning one leg at a time, just like everyone else at the Kerrigan Advertising Agency. He handles high-pressure projects with a fast turnaround. He's prized for his keen intellect and admirable performance. But how did he get where he is today—to the level of Junior Executive of Design Production? Well, that involves how he takes his pants off... and for whom... Hoping to break through the glass ceiling under which she's been trapped for years, Valerie Caplan picks up her life and moves to Seattle. After hearing about the position of Senior Executive of Design Production from an art director at Kerrigan, she decides to apply. When she lands the big interview, she never thinks for a minute that she'll have any serious competition. She assumes that she has the job in the bag...until she discovers that the only competition has something she doesn't have—the willingness to go outside the office to impress Danica Stewart, their uptight female boss. Original Price: $2.99 Sale Price: $.99 Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/1Cvt8nX Twitter: @AuthorDahliaS Tweet: THE POSITION by @AuthorDahliaS on sale for #99cents during #VDayBookSale! #erotica http://amzn.to/1Cvt8nX Ruby's Letters CoverRuby’s Letters – Maggie Van Well (Paranormal Romance) You never know what you’ll find behind the wall of a closed up fireplace. Emma Hopkins is a recently divorced chimney sweep trying to make it in a man’s world. When she wins a huge job in Brooklyn Heights , she finds more than she bargains for; a sexy general contractor who makes her blood boil and an evil spirit who wants her dead. Ryan Atkinson struggles to keep his once-successful general contracting business alive, but horrors in his past have made him a shell of the man he once was. Now he has to face those fears to save Emma from a murderous ghost hell-bent on revenge. Together, Ryan and Emma become ghost hunting partners, hoping to solve the mystery behind Ruby’s letters. What they uncover is a one-hundred year old murder and a budding love that can’t be denied. Original Price: $3.99 Sale Price: $.99 Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/1zAN6K9 Twitter: @MaggieVanWell Tweet: Get a #ghostly #romance novel for only #99cents with RUBY'S LETTERS by @MaggieVanWell! #VDayBookSale http://amzn.to/1zAN6K9 boundtobepleasuredconceptBound to Be Pleasured – Pam McKenna Photo Play A BDSM romance novella. When frustrated Darla decides to pose for boudoir pix to spice up her limp love life, she doesn't count on the photographer being a sexually dominant hunk who's determined to show her what she's been missing. Faking It An m/f/m romance novella. When Britt tries to sell a fake masterpiece to sexy art collector Garrett, her punishment (or is it a reward?) is seven days of sexual servitude to him and his buddy Jack—an intense ménage a trois that alters their lives forever. Binding Agreement A BDSM romance novella. Sensible Kay is ushered into the world of sexual submission at the hands of the ultra-sexy yet tortured John, a Dom who shows her how to become fulfilled in ways she'd never imagined. Original Price: $5.99 Sale Price: $.99 Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/1EGoIeJ Twitter: @McKennaErotica Tweet: #erotica bundle on sale for #99cents-3 novellas from @McKennaErotica! BOUND TO BE PLEASURED #VDayBookSale http://amzn.to/1EGoIeJ Starting From Lost CoverStarting From Lost – SK Wills Love is a risk. If you lose it all, would you dare to risk it twice? Hannah Rogers is lost: cynical, insecure, and withdrawn. Skeletons forged through a bad breakup that should have been a marriage proposal. Now four years later, Hannah follows her dead-end job to the big city where her only hope is to survive the next eight months as her flirtatious boss’s personal assistant. The last thing her predictable life needs is to collide with the boy responsible for breaking her heart, or the twist of fate that sends a sexy new neighbor to awaken feelings she’s long since put to bed. Alex Sorrento doesn’t have any room in his life for another pet project. He’s already put aside his career and his personal dreams to follow his half-sister Mackenzie to the big city. Lost in the guilt over the events that nearly took her life, he feels he owes her that much. When Mackenzie befriends the new girl on the third floor, Alex finds himself defenseless against the sizzling chemistry between them and the sadness in her eyes. Can he protect Hannah from her ex without losing his heart? In this turbulent journey about self-discovery, forgiveness, and love, some second chances aren’t worth taking, but others have their own rewards. Original Price: $3.99 Sale Price: $.99 Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/1u9eJuN Twitter: @SKWillsAuthor Tweet: STARTING FROM LOST by @SKWillsAuthor - on sale for #99cents during #VDayBookSale! #romance http://amzn.to/1u9eJuN Moonlight and OrangesMoonlight and Oranges- Elise Stephens A timeless tale of young romance. Lorona Connelly is ready for a change from her carefully planned, bookish life. When sparks fly at a costume party, she embraces a chance for romance with the handsome Kestrin Feather. However, she quickly realizes that even love and destiny may not be enough to overcome the reality of an overprotective mother-in-law and Kestrin's long, tarnished history of relationships. When Lorona's curiosity leads her to Kestrin's journal, doubt plagues them both with insecurities and threatens the relationship. Can true love overcome the odds, or was their whirlwind romance just a frivolous crush? Author Elise Stephens shares a journey of young love, fate, and wounded trust in the story of Lorona and Kestrin, a couple who must learn to overcome their fears to share a life together. Original Price: $2.99 Sale Price: $.99 Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/1I1HDDh Twitter: @EliseStephens Tweet: A timeless #romance for only #99cents - MOONLIGHT AND ORANGES by @elisestephens #VDayBookSale http://amzn.to/1I1HDDh if i say yesIf I Say Yes – Brandy Jellum (Romantic Suspense) Elizabeth Lewis was the child of Hollywood’s darling couple, until her father murdered her mother. Six years later, she has traded her flashy, luxurious lifestyle for one of safe anonymity as a literary agent. With a different name and appearance, Liza Winter is living the life of her dreams—one where she’s known for who she is instead of what her father did. Except her apartment should be condemned, her car only starts when it wants, she hates the romance genre she has been assigned, and the CEO’s deliciously attractive nephew is out to ruin her carefully laid plans. Reid Harder has never met an obstacle he couldn’t overcome. When his new position in the romance department comes with a benefit his uncle didn’t mention, he decides to wage a war against the intelligent, beautiful Liza to destroy every argument she has for turning him down. Still, the closer he gets to winning the prize, the more he realizes that the woman is keeping secrets that may endanger not just her life but his. Will Liza overcome her mistrust of Reid to reveal her secrets before he learns the truth and walks away? Or will a grudge-wielding apparition from her past make her the next deadly Hollywood headline? Original Price: $2.99 Sale Price: $.99 Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/1LMlecF Twitter: @Brandy_Jellum Tweet: Book 1 in the #SaySomething Series on sale for #99cents! IF I SAY YES by @Brandy_Jellum #VDayBookSale http://amzn.to/1LMlecF If I Say NoIf I Say No – Brandy Jellum ( Romantic Suspense) Reid Harder thought his life was seemingly perfect. He had the woman he loved and nothing could go wrong. The only exception comes in the form of his brother—Rhett. Set on revenge, his brother will stop at nothing to make Reid pay for his past mistakes. Teaming up with the FBI, Reid is determined to put an end to his brother once and for all. But sometimes, fate has other plans in store. His relationship with Liza is falling apart, enemies become friends, and family becomes his worst nightmare. With the future unknown, Reid must figure out a way to make amends with his past if he wants to move forward with his future. Original Price: $2.99 Sale Price: $.99 Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/16zGYII Twitter: @Brandy_Jellum Tweet: IF I SAY NO by @Brandy_Jellum #romanticsuspense just #99cents! #VDayBookSale http://amzn.to/16zGYII Young Adult/New Adult EnlightenedEnlightened – AL Waddington Continuing where Essence, Book 1, EVE series ended, the barrier between Jocelyn Timmons consciousness continues to dissolve as she better understands the two lives she lives and enormity of her newly discovered inherited gift of EVE (Essence Voyager Era) which allows her to fall asleep on one plane of existence and awaken on another as her soul travels nightly. In Enlightened, Book 2, present-day Jocelyn uncovers the vast wonderment of the Victorian era but soon learns that life then was not as grand for women as she has read in the classics. Still, she finds comfort in the support of family and friends; a bolstering contrast to her overly hectic, career-oriented family in the twenty-first century. Her love for Jackson Chandler strengthens across time and becomes the light she so desperately needs as the world she has always known no longer makes sense. Yet, the closer she is drawn to Jackson by their mutual ability, the more strain develops amongst those she loves in 2009. On the other side of Jocelyn’s consciousness in 1878, she remains ignorant of EVE. Her life is crumbling around her, yet she finds herself anxiously awaiting the images that invade her dreams. Jocelyn longs to be the woman she portrays in that world yet her jealousy is unbearable. Miscommunication, betrayal and hidden agendas make trust near impossible. The clearer the visions become the more she questions motives of her closest confidants and foregoes revealing the images that plague her perception. As her life seems to unravel, Jocelyn’s two worlds collide, and she is enlightened as the pieces start to fall into place. But is she strong enough to survive the truth? Is Jackson really her destiny? And can their love transcend time? Original Price: $3.99 Sale Price: $.99 Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/1zfVgJc Twitter: @A_L_Waddington Tweet: ENLIGHTENED by @A_L_Waddington #onsale for just #99cents! #VDayBookSale #YA http://amzn.to/1zfVgJc PerceptionCoverPerception – AL Waddington My hopes, my dreams, and most of all me…we will finally be, set free. Questions, questions, and more questions . . . they consume Jocelyn Timmons’ life—both of them. Questions that never seem to have an answer. They haunt her, eat at her, and dreams of a normal senior year of high school have finally floated away into nothingness. Inheriting the gift of EVE (Essence Voyager Era) has become both a gift and a curse. One that Jocelyn doesn’t know if she wants or can accept. The world she once knew and thrived in has all but disappeared in the last two months. And now she wonders if she can ever find her way home again. Her fiancé, Jackson Chandler, and his family seem to be the only ones who understand what she’s going through besides her uncles, both of which she’s grown very close to. But even they do not fully grasp how turbulent the situation at home has become. Will Jocelyn survive the torments from her mother and brother? Or will she find a hidden key to finally unlock her golden cage? Find out in Perception, the griping third installment in the EVE series. Original Price: $3.99 Sale Price: $.99 Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/1EGw3ee Twitter: @A_L_Waddington Tweet: Book 3 in the #EVESeries by @A_L_Waddington is just #99cents! PERCEPTION #YA #fantasy http://amzn.to/1EGw3ee Seven Weeks to Forever CoverSeven Weeks to Forever – Jennifer Farwell Cassidy Jordan knows she’ll die a few weeks after her eighteenth birthday, and she can’t wait. This is her second time here, and she knows what’s waiting for her in The Life-After — the place most mistakenly call “the afterlife.” Getting back there is supposed to be easy: she just has to find nineteen-year-old Riley Davis and help him get his life on track. By the time she finds him, though, she has only seven weeks to help him. Riley will die too young if she fails, and she’ll never see The Life-After or this life again. But no one told her helping Riley would mean dating him; she hasn’t dated anyone since the love of her first life caused her death the last time she turned eighteen. When Cassidy realizes she’s falling for Riley, she’s faced with a choice: give him the life he’s meant for and leave when it’s time, or give up eternity for the true love she’s never had, knowing Riley will die the same way she did in her first life and that her entire existence could end at any time. Original Price: $2.99 Sale Price: $.99 Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/1z9XKUK Twitter: @JennFarwell Tweet: SEVEN WEEKS TO FOREVER by @jennfarwell #YARomance for only #99cents! #VDayBookSale http://amzn.to/1z9XKUK ViciousVicious – Andrea Murray She can’t escape her past . . . or her future. After Vivian Cartwright’s aunt is killed by the same mysterious man who caused her mother’s death, she flees to protect those she loves. Searching for the father she’s never seen, she spends months on the road, working her way from one rundown motel to another and trying to move on with her lonely life. Vivian must face her past when the very people she’s trying to protect walk through the door of the diner where she works, but their bittersweet reunion is short-lived when her nemesis, the man with black eyes, kidnaps Abby and Cooper. Forced to work for the man she’s tried so hard to escape, Vivian learns she is only one of several gifted teenagers belonging to a corrupt group called the Liaisons. She joins with Wyck, a sinfully handsome twin and computer genius. Together, she and her unlikely ally discover the truth about the organization and its strange connection to her family. Original Price: $2.99 Sale Price: $.99 Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/1BURIsW Twitter: @ByAndreaMurray Tweet: Book 2 in the #VividTrilogy is #onsale for #99cents! VICIOUS by @byandreamurray #VDayBookSale http://amzn.to/1BURIsW six stringsSix Strings – Jen Sanya Williamson Riley Witt is running out of time. Battling Alzheimer’s disease, Riley’s grandmother Mary suffers from memory loss, mood swings, and a tendency to wander off. As senior year approaches, Riley has to face the reality that the one person she depends on most is slowly fading. Making matters worse, when Mary does remember the past, she tells tales of time travel and visions. As Mary’s version of the past gets more confused, Riley knows they are running out of time together. But when Riley discovers a guitar belonging to a famous rock star at Mary’s house, the truth behind the crazy tales finally comes out. SIX STRINGS tells the story of Riley’s journey back to 1973 where she enters a world of music, long-lost family, and first love. Her adventure is all about discovering her past, understanding her present, and figuring out how to step into her future. Original Price: $2.99 Sale Price: $.99 Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/1CvAyrm Twitter: @Jen_Sanya Tweet: Travel back in time for only #99cents with SIX STRINGS by @jen_sanya! #VDayBookSale #YA http://amzn.to/1CvAyrm Hard Hats and DoormatsHard Hats and Doormats – Laura Chapman Lexi Burke has always been a stickler for following rules and procedures. As a human resources manager for a leading Gulf Coast chemical company, it’s her job to make sure everyone else falls in line, too. But after losing out on a big promotion–-because her boss sees her as too much of a yes-woman––Lexi adopts a new policy of following her heart instead of the fine print. And her heart knows what it wants: Jason Beaumont, a workplace crush who is off limits based on her previous protocol. While navigating a new romance and interoffice politics, Lexi must find the confidence to stand on her own or face a lifetime of following someone else’s orders. Who says nice girls have to finish last? Original Price: $2.99 Sale Price: $.99 Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/1xi3qv4 Twitter: @LMChap Tweet: Why should nice girls have to finish last? HARD HATS AND DOORMATS by @lmchap only #99cents! #VDayBookSale http://amzn.to/1xi3qv4

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Release Day: Of Love Series Set by Alice Tribue




Title: Of Love Series Set
Series: Of Love #1-2
Author: Alice Tribue
 Release Date: February 10, 2015


Synopsis


The Of Love Series is together in one box set with additional bonus material. Titles included are Translation of Love and Desperation of Love.

Two couples whose lives are intertwined.

Two couples who find each other despite the obstacles that face them.

Will love be enough to keep them together or will the secrets and lies that surround them tear them apart?


 
Translation of Love

Ellie Brooks has spent the past two years of her life building barriers around herself that are guaranteed to keep people out and her demons in. She doesn't want to get close to anyone for fear of being hurt again. When she meets Latin superstar Victor Garza, she is shocked at how quickly he is able to penetrate her armor. She doesn't want to let him in but can't deny the chemistry they have. He has the potential to heal her wounds and open her heart but she isn't sure she can let him.

Will love be enough to keep them together or will Ellie's past prove to be too much for the pair to overcome?


Desperation of Love
 

To the outside world, Jordan Burke appears to have the perfect life. A fulfilling career, family and great friends, but looks can be deceiving. Events from her childhood, and a painful secret, keep Jordan isolated and unwilling to commit to any man. For her, every relationship comes with its own expiration date.

Alex Garza has lived in the shadow of his brother’s fame for most of his life. He's an outcast in his own family and never able to put his own needs first. When his brother gives up his career to settle down, Alex is forced to reevaluate his life plans too. Over the past year, his friendship with Jordan has developed into a source of comfort. Now that he has the time to devote to a relationship, can he convince her to take a chance on love or will their painful pasts and a tragic event destroy their future?








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Author Bio


Alice Tribue lives with her husband and daughter in New Jersey. She has a bachelors degree in communications and is currently working on her masters degree. She spends most of her free time reading, writing, and when the weather permits lounging out on a beach.



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