Tuesday, October 17, 2017

New Release, Giveaway & Review - The Day She Cried by K Webster


The Day She Cried

by K. Webster 
Publication Date: October 17, 2017 
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance


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She was my first love. She was my first hate. The very sun in my world tried to burn me alive with her lies and cruelty. Until I dimmed her light for good… Or so I thought. Now she’s back. Cracked. Broken. Lost. And for the first time in a long time, I feel free. Free from our past. Free from my present that suffocates me. Free to destroy her future. Her misery is my music. Thrilling. Invigorating. Intoxicating. For so long, all I’ve done is hate her. So why do I love her?

 

5 I Hate Her But Really Love Her Stars


Kristi how to you do it!!!!
This is a story that many will be able to relate to in the sense that it is particular to social issues hitting our young adults every day. This story begins as an innocent form of bullying. Yes I hate to admit it but in todays form bullying is more prevalent. Older teenage girls feel that it is ok bully
using social media because the have this ambiguity. But what seems like a cut and dry case of bullying is clearly not exactly what is happening.  What I love here, is that Kristi has the ability to bring this issue to the forefront and to dig into a deep root of this behavior. Courtney was a high school senior who was easily influanced by her so called best friend and head cheerleader, Whitney. 

After her debt was paid to society Courtney feels she must pay additional penance, but how far is she willing to go to pay this off.  There was always more to Courtney, than what she allowed her fellow classmates to see, yet she was afraid to let her true self shine. Now fast forward after she has paid her public sentence, a private penance but be paid. How far is she willing to go? Can she let completely go and help heal her victims brother while finding a way to heal her self?  What lays in front of her is not an easy battle but one she must decide if she is ready to face . Maybe just maybe she will her admittance to love the unlovable heal a broken heart and soul while mending her sorrow too.  

About K. Webster

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 K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers. Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen. You can easily find K Webster on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Goodreads! Website: www.authorkwebster.com Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bllgoP

Monday, October 16, 2017

New Release & Review - Crave Part 2 By E.k. Blair




Title: Crave: Part Two
Series: Crave Duet #2
Author: E.K. Blair
Genre: New Adult Romance/Coming of Age
Release Date: October 16, 2017





Weeks became months, and months became years. Each day nudged Kason deeper into his addiction. Each memory of the girl destroyed fed the craving for what he could never have again. 

Leaving a life-altering first love behind, Adaline tried moving forward to find love and trust and happiness. Pain eventually faded, wounds slowly healed, yet scars were forever left behind.

But some scars feel like kisses.

When the shattered pieces of their hearts are forced to meet again, the two of them must decide how much pain their love is worth enduring.

This is what happens when one person loves beyond the craving and the other craves beyond the loving.









AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

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5 Any Life is A Life with You Stars
E.K freaking Blair, WOMAN, you continue to WOW me. Many fell in love with E.k.Blair's dark, twisted tales. I fell in love with her emotional heart breaking Fading series. Once again she has struck gold. Crave Part One was a beautiful love story that bloomed before the readers eyes. Then all of a sudden, an addiction of a taboo kind, takes front row.  But just as the couple begins to navigate the water into this addiction, an event happens, one that no one saw coming, one that shock even the readers to the core!  Now here we begin Crave Part 2.

Adaline's life is not what it used to be. Trying so hard to hold on to Kason her rock, she questions everything and everyone. But is Kason strong enough to handle her issues? Adaline must make hard decisions, ones that could destroy the people she loves, to protect herself and her mind.  E.k. Blair writes another gut wrenching, soul defining, soul twisting, heart breaking journey of self doubt, self loathing, and utter despair. Yet out of the bottom, sometimes rises a phoneix, one that is stronger than before. When the tough times get even tougher and more emotional, whose heart will survive? Will they find out what the meaning of true love is? I cried and ached for these two, Adeline and Kason. I promise the journey is worth the ride.





AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

Free in Kindle Unlimited









E.K. Blair, takes her readers on an emotional roller coaster with her dynamic and intense writing style. Noted for her ability to create fleshed-out characters that will evoke a realm of reactions, you can be assured that her stories will linger with you far beyond the last word.

A former first grade teacher with an imagination that runs wild. Daydreaming and zoning out is how she was often found in high school. Blair tends to drift towards everything dark and moody. Give her a character and she will take pleasure in breaking them down, digging into their core to find what lies underneath.

Aside from writing, E.K. Blair finds pleasure in music, drinking her Starbucks in peace, and spending time with her friends. She’s a thinker, an artist, a wife, a mom, and everything in between.





Thursday, October 12, 2017

Release Blitz & Review - Love By Numbers by DJ Jamison



Title:  Love By Number
Author: DJ Jamison
Publisher: DJ Jamison
Release Date: October 12, 2017
Heat Level: 3 - Some Sex
Pairing: Male/Male
Length: 31,000 words
Genre: Romance, LGBT, m/m contemporary romance

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Aidan doesn’t have the best record with relationships, but he’s had a lifelong love affair with baseball. Player stats and computer simulations make sense. People don’t. But when he needs a ride to the World Series, he must rely on another person: a sexy artist who is as spontaneous as Aidan is predictable. Jesse doesn’t care about baseball. As an artist, he'd rather paint a player than watch him at bat. But his grandpa loves the Kansas City Royals, so he takes him to every home game. He has no idea a fender bender in the parking lot is about to deliver new inspiration in the shape of a man with a whole bag of quirks. Despite their differences, Jesse and Aidan hit it off, and their sexual chemistry is fantastic. But when Aidan's numbers betray him, Jesse isn't prepared for the fall-out. If Aidan continues to put his passion for baseball stats above everything else, he could miss out on the most important numbers in life: the number of smiles, kisses and laughs they could share in a lifelong journey together.

Aidan clutched at his hair, heart hammering in his chest. The front driver’s side of his black Saab was crumpled. The wheel well took a direct hit, the force of the collision pressing it into the tire. He could tell from just looking that the axle must be bent, if not broken, by the way the tire tilted at the wrong angle. It’s not drivable, he thought, and his heart hammered harder. He felt his hands trembling, and not as an aftershock of the accident. Well, not from experiencing the accident, at least. He was shaking because his plans had just been thrown in the blender. “Hey, you okay?” He looked up, gazing blankly at the figure approaching him. A man, but his features were lost in the shadows. Not that Aidan could focus on something like facial features right now. That wasn’t easy on a good day, much less in a moment like this. “It’s not that big a deal,” he muttered to himself, as he’d learned from his therapist years ago. “It’s not. It’s not. But ...” He groaned and clutched at his hair some more. “How am I going to get to the World Series now? I have to get there!” He’d wrapped up so many hopes in getting to that series, in watching the Royals perform in high-stakes games. It was the perfect time to prove out his math. It might not be rocket science, but Aidan still wanted to watch his math come to life on the baseball field, in the most important series of the season. In person. A hand touched his shoulder, and he flinched away. “I’m sorry. Are you hurt?” a voice asked. A nice, mellow voice. He liked the raspy quality of it and the cadence of the man’s words. His tone calmed Aidan. He managed to drag his gaze from the damage to the man’s face. “I'm ...” Sexy Artist Guy. He faltered when he recognized the dark hair tinted with maroon highlights, dark eyes and sculpted lips — all coming together in a perfect symmetry. A perfect representation of geometry in nature, really. And the freckles splashed over his nose, highlighted now by the security lights overhead? They somehow added to his sex appeal instead of detracting from it. Aidan had seen an open sketchbook on this man’s lap more than once when passing by on a bathroom break. He mostly drew portraits, from the look of it, but Aidan had only caught a glimpse. It made sense he was an artist since his entire appearance was like a work of art to Aidan’s eyes. He couldn’t imagine being so creative with his hair or his wardrobe or his skin, where Sexy Artist Guy had embraced both tattooing (his right bicep) and piercing (both ears and right eyebrow). “I’m so sorry,” Sexy Artist Guy said again. “I saw an opening and went for it. I didn’t see you coming, but my grandfather was distracting me—” “Blame it on the old man, why don’t ya?” a hoarse voice boomed loudly enough to make Aidan jump. “Gramps, not now, huh? The guy is freaking out.” “I’m not freaking out,” Aidan said sharply. The fascination with the stranger’s face faded as he remembered why he was in this situation. He gestured to the damage. “There’s no way I can drive that.” “We can give you a lift,” the old man said, at the same time the handsome stranger said, “We’ll call you a tow truck.” “But look at my car!” he said, not sure they understood the direness of the situation. Artist Guy frowned, then glanced behind Aidan. Following his look, he realized they were blocking traffic. A line of cars snaked through the parking lot, headlights shining on Aidan’s personal disaster. “I should move my car.” He glanced back at the bent wheel well, frowning. He hoped he could move the car. “Jesse,” the old man spoke, “you help him push. I’ll get in and put it in neutral.” They all took their positions, and with some work managed to push the car into an empty space next to the Lincoln Towncar that had so cruelly crunched the Saab. Aidan cringed at the scraping metal sound as his car rolled out of the lane of traffic. Once off to the side, Jesse pulled out his wallet. He handed his license to Aidan, who stared at it. He took in all the details: 6-foot-1, 175 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes, born one year after Aidan, making him twenty-six. Jesse cleared his throat, and Aidan glanced up. “Aren’t you going to take a picture?” Damn. He’d been staring. The old saying popped into his mind: Take a picture, it’ll last longer. He flushed. “Sorry.” He started to hand the license back, but Jesse looked at him as if he had a screw loose. Then it clicked. Take a picture. For insurance. Right. He dug out his phone and clicked the pic of the license, and then of the insurance card that Jesse handed over. He was still rattled by the accident, thrumming with bottled-up anxiety. “You okay? You’re pretty twitchy,” Jesse said. “I’m sure the insurance will cover the damage.” “Yeah, but it’s my car.” “Yeah?” Aidan waved to his car, unsure how to make Jesse understand. “It was reliable.” “Um, won’t it still be reliable when it’s fixed?” “The World Series is in two days.” “So ...” “Jesse, stop being thick,” the old man interrupted. “Obviously, he was going to drive up to St. Louis, and a Saab is a foreign car. He won’t be able to get the parts locally. Maybe not even the mechanic. They don’t make those cars anymore. He can’t get it fixed in time.” “Oh.” “I have to go to that game. I go to all the away games within driving distance. I always do. And this is the World Series. I'm going to have to take a bus, and, oh God, I can’t stand to ride the bus—” “Jesse will drive you.” Aidan looked at the older man. He had a bushy head of white hair and enough wrinkles to give a Shar-Pei a run for its money, but his tone was confident, the kind of confident that brooked no nonsense. He’d heard that tone from his own mother too many times to count. “He will?” “I will?” Jesse echoed. “Gramps, I’m sure Aidan doesn’t want—” “That would be great!” Normally, Aidan wouldn’t want to ride long distance with a stranger, but when contrasted with a bus full of strangers, he jumped at the opportunity. Besides, Jesse and his grandfather had been at every home game. If Jesse were some kind of predator or bully, he'd have shown it by now. Right? He’d only had one other interaction with Jesse. He’d walked up to Aidan once, when he was trying to quickly record the stats from the latest play and compare them against what he’d predicted for that player’s performance. Aidan had been too distracted to make conversation, especially small talk with a stranger. But he couldn’t help noticing his great smile. Jesse was one of those people who smiled with his whole being, not just his mouth. His eyes brightened, his cheeks dimpled and his body even seemed to vibrate with happy energy. Aidan liked that because it was easy to see Jesse’s happiness. It wasn’t subtle, which would be lost on him, or confusing — like when people’s mouths smiled but their eyes stayed cold. He didn’t understand that. Was he supposed to respond to their mouth or their eyes? And then there were some people who just smiled all the time, even when they said mean things. What did that mean? Smiles could be confusing, but Jesse’s wasn’t. “I have tickets to the games,” Gramps was saying now. “I was going to ask you to go, as a favor to me.” “What? But you said in the car—” “Hush,” Gramps said, a gleam in his eye. “I’m not up for that kind of travel. I want you to go in my place, so you can tell me all about it. You take this nice young man. It’s the least we can do. Watch the games for me, and tell me all about it when you come home.” Aidan pulled out his phone to call the tow truck, watching the two men in a staring stand-off. He made arrangements for the tow and disconnected in time to see Jesse sigh and nod. “Okay, Gramps. For you.” “Good boy,” Gramps said, clapping him on the shoulder.


4 Absolutely 100% Oddly Perfect for One Another Stars

This was a charming read. One where the main characters are not perfect and not perfectly beautiful.  Aiden loves his numbers, numbers are his life and baseball stats make sense to him. His baseball stats help even out all that does not work well, it makes all the awkwardness in his life normal. Jess an aspiring artist always takes his Grandpa to the baseball games, even thought they are not his thing they ae for his grandpa. In an accidental meeting Aiden and Jess are thrown into a roadtrip neither expected to take, thanks to a clever Grandpa.  On this road trip, a beautiful friendship and attraction begins to bloom. This is suck a beautiful story of one looking past the awkwardness and finding the diamond in the rough of a person. This was such a surprising change to read this heartwarming story.   


 
DJ Jamison grew up in the Midwest and worked in newsrooms for more than 10 years, which came in handy when she began writing stories centered on a series of love connections between small-town Kansas newspaper staffers, their sources and their readers. It was the perfect entrance into the world of fiction, and she has since branched out into ERs, health clinics and other settings to tell the stories of characters who are flawed but loveable. She writes a variety of queer characters, from gay to bisexual to asexual, with a focus on telling love stories that are more about common ground than lust at first sight. DJ is married with two sons and two glow-in-the-dark fish that are miraculously still alive.

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Release Blitz & Review - Monster by Marni Mann

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Title: Monster

Author: Marni Mann

Publication Date: October 12th, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Monster, 

 an all-new dark romance from Marni Mann is LIVE!

“Because I came from you, does that mean I’m capable of killing? That I’ll be addicted to blood? That I’ll get off on torturing people?”
The kid had questions.
I didn’t blame him.
He’d only heard one side, and it wasn’t mine.
“Why did you hate my mother?”
Now, that was a story worth telling.
But, to do that, I had to bring the kid back to the very beginning.
When the killing and the blood and the torture had all started.
When I was truly happy.
When I was first called a Monster.
Monster is a follow-up to Animal. Animal must be read first.
*WARNING*
Monster is an extremely dark novel. There are strong sexual themes, drug usage, physical and sexual abuse, and torture that could trigger and/or cause emotional suffering.





5 Freaking Darkest Book I Have Read To Date!!!! Stars

OMFG!!! I am actually freaking out on this book. I am actually trying to find the right words to properly describe this book.  First of All, Please Do NOT read this book if you cannot handle dark Books, this is the darkest book I have read to date so far.  AND... I freaking loved it. Sorry if this make me deranged in your mind, but damn this book is off the freaking hook!  At the end of Animal Marni drop a bomb!  She dropped the mother freaking bomb of all cliffy's on us readers!! And yes this book delivers on answering all, well most all, the readers questions from book 1!!! Without dropping too many clues, Shank story continues and wow it is a doozie !  And Huck our hero, who is he and how does his story play into the Shank, Jae, Taylor saga???? And who is this new woman, and how does she play a part or fit into this dark web. LADIES!!! I promise Marni has stepped her game up! She has reached a new level of Dark and sexually depraved in this book, yet in some wicked twisted way it fits perfectly. Please if you an stomach this book it is worth it. AND in true Marni fashion she will rock your sock and server you a wicked twist that will will leave you reeling! Make you got back and question events, not only in Animal but in Monster TOO!!!!

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About Marni:

Best-selling Author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Mann was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotion. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida with her husband and their two dogs who subsequently have been characters in her books. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop working on her next novel, she’s scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling to new locations, and devouring fabulous books.

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Cover Reveal - Chronic by Alice C. Hart


Chronic
Author: Alice C. Hart
Expected Publication Date: October 13, 2017
Cover Art: Katrina




Brooke Jones is struggling with a chronic disease that few understand and even fewer know how to treat. Between hormone therapy, pointless surgeries, and the copious amounts of medication she’s forced to take, Brooke is nothing more than a piss poor shadow of her former self.

Her diagnosis was the domino that toppled her health, her weight, her attitude, and finally, her dreams. It has consumed every aspect of her life, strained her relationships, and jeopardized her career.

She will tell you things you can’t find in the ‘facts’ or ‘statistics’. She will show what it’s like to be torn apart from the inside. You will witness, first hand, the lengths a woman is willing to go to find relief from the pain.

Hell has a new name. It’s Endometriosis. 

***This book contains adult situations and is recommended for readers over 18 years old. My characters are never perfect nor do they try to be.***











Alice is a writer of romance and suspense, Romantic/Suspense, if you will. She also plans to write more of whatever pops into her head. Alice loves to read dark, jacked up, mess with your head kind of books in her spare time. She also enjoys books that make her laugh out loud and sometimes the ones that make her cry. It's all about balance.

Alice enjoys listening to music, cat videos, cat memes, and anything cat related. When not writing, Alice enjoys watching "Reality" television, the kind where people go to find love and cry over losing a guy who had to go on national television to find a date.

Residing in Toronto, Alice is happily unmarried to her common-law hubs of fifteen years; although they were recently engaged. She has two children, a cat and will forever miss her dog, Ozzy.