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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Leo Maddox by Sarah Darlington

Leo Maddox

The one. The only. Leo Maddox.

Leo’s cocky. He’s mean. He’s gorgeous. He’s never learned the meaning of the word no. He’s the twenty-one-year-old, billionaire grandson of a hotel mogul. He has vacation homes he’s never been to and cars he doesn’t drive. Women. Fashion. Alcohol. There’s nothing he can’t get. Well…almost nothing.

He can’t have her. The girl he loves. The girl he’s loved his entire life. She hates him. Until one morning when Leo wakes up and decides enough is enough. He’s going to get the only girl he’s ever wanted. So what if she has a new boyfriend. So what if she loathes his very existence. Clara belongs with him and he’s going to prove it to her by winning her heart.

*This New Adult Romance is told entirely from Leo Maddox’s POV. It can be read before, after, or in place of Sarah Darlington's stand alone novel He Belongs With Me. Recommended for readers 18+ due to strong language and sexy scenes.


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Friday, 21 November 2014

*Review* Bend, Don't Break By Skye Callaham

Bend, Don't Break
Released : 17th November 2014
Format : E Book
Source : Blog Tour
Buy : Amazon (UK/USA)
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 .................................... The Blurb  ....................................
I thought I was done.

my End
I couldn’t take my eyes off her as the bullet tore through me, leaving me with nothing but the hope that I had done enough to save her. The darkness tried to engulf me—to brand me as its own and drag me to my fate.

my Darkness
Waking to see her tear-stained face above me was enough to make my heart stutter. I was alive and free from that place—but not from the toll it had taken on my mind and body.
my Strength
My story should have ended, but one woman kept standing in the way of that. The only way I could have her was to find a way to put the darkness to rest.

 .................................... My Thoughts   ....................................
In Short
- The first half is slow paced but becomes faster in the second half. 
- James' world is engrossing but heart breaking
- Bend, Don't Break completes James' and Rose's story. 

In Long
For me this book is split into two halves when it comes to rating it and how much I enjoyed it. The first half of the book would probably be a 3.5 and the second half a 4.5.

The first half is quite slow paced and although I liked that it built on the story and went back in time I felt some scenes were just too slow and some chapters didn’t really add much to the actual story. It seemed the story was going somewhere but never lead too much until half way through.

About half way through the book I became totally engrossed into James’ world and being able to see things through his eyes made me fall in love with him even more! His a strong character but does let his vulnerable side show which made me fall in love with him even more. He has such a hard time in Irrevocable and the effects really show in this book. I just wanted to take all his pain away! 

The second half of the book stepped up pace and really become completely gripping and thrilling. It was full of action and the storyline took a new and exciting direction.

Final Thoughts
After Irrevocable I didn’t feel like things were finished or James’ and Rose’s story was complete. Bend , Don’t Break really added so much to their story and has left me with a fulfilled feeling. This, along with Irrevocable, is a must read.

Giveaway : Bulletproof by Melissa Pearl

Bulletproof by Melissa Pearl

Morgan Pritchett doesn't need anyone. Strong-willed and confident, she's the master of organizing and looking after everyone around her. In her mind, she's bulletproof.
But she has one weakness - men. She can't seem to live without them, yet is unable to find her perfect match. After yet another break up, Morgan promises her sister and best friend that she'll write off men for the rest of the year...but then she meets Sean Jaxon.
Sean Jaxon has worked hard to become a Hollywood actor, scoring minor roles and slowly making a name for himself as an action sidekick. After a chance encounter with the stunning Morgan Pritchett, he decides to take a risk and put his dancing skills to the test by signing on for the lead role in Superstar, a TV musical. He never thought he'd reconnect with the girl who urged him to ignore his manager and be honest with himself, but when Morgan shows up on the set as a production assistant, he realizes he's found his ultimate weakness - her.
Their passion for dance and music will bring them together, but will their relationship be able to withstand the forces determined to pull them apart? As Morgan comes face-to-face with her long-buried demons and Sean decides just how much he's willing to risk for love, these two songbirds discover something...they're not as bulletproof as they thought.

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Saturday, 15 November 2014

Cover Reveal : From This Moment by Lexi Buchanan

Coming: December 16, 2014

The last thing Rona Jameson expected was the scorching connection she feels to Cade Matthews. At twenty-four, Rona is embarking on what should have been her honeymoon to Jackson Hole, Wyoming…alone. Having just gotten out of one relationship, she’s hesitant to jump into another. But there’s something about the forty-five year old single father of three that calls to her.

Cade knows it would be best to steer clear of Rona, but he can’t deny the chemistry and longing he feels towards her. No other woman has ever made him feel strung so tight. The age difference between them however is something he’s not sure he can overcome.

Jake Matthews, Cade’s son, is heading home after receiving an honorable discharge from the Marines. He broke things off with Elise, six years ago, when he joined the service, afraid of her being left alone if something happened to him. Now he’s back and ready to claim the girl he’s never been able to forget. There’s only one problem, she’s engaged to another man.

Can Jake win Elise back and prove to her he’s worthy of a second chance? Will Rona and Cade overcome their doubts and fears, and the other obstacles in their way?

From NY Times Bestselling author, Lexi Buchanan, two love stories in one, with a touch of taboo.

NOTE: This has been newly edited, with 25,000+ extra words added as well as POV’s for both Jake and Elise.

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Excerpt : The Reckoning by Emma Jones

(The sequel to The Awakening)
By Emma Jones

As Lauren wakes after her 21st party she's not sure if she's hungover or dreaming but then she remembers.

The necklace. 
The flashback. 
The bond. 

The consequences are great & details unknown. After a visit to the vampire council things settle down until vivid worrying dreams start to disrupt Lauren's sleep & life. 
The national news is filled with big cat killings but Lauren knows the truth & is being dragged into dark souls & black magic. Someone dangerous is getting into her head & her involvement with the council tests her relationships. 
How will Lauren cope? Is there a happy ending? Will blood be shed?

Chapter 1
I woke up in the lilac bedroom that all those months ago had been my safe haven. Back in the beginning when I’d first found out about this crazy vampire and witch world, the calming colours of this room and cosy atmosphere had helped me. It appeared it was now fulfilling that role again.I can’t believe only hours ago I was celebrating my 21st birthday and everything seemed so normal; now I felt different again. As I stretched, I looked out of the window at what appeared to be the setting sun. Had I slept an entire day? I scrabbled for my phone, but couldn’t find my bag, so leapt up to see the clock on the desk on the other side of the room. It was 7 p.m. I had been asleep the whole day. I walked into the ensuite and gazed at my reflection in the mirror. I felt weary and looked pale and tired. Was I actually just hung over or had I been having a weird dream?The necklace. The flashback. The revelation I had died. Oh my god, my bond to Daniel. I reached up to my neck and grasped, but there was no necklace. Maybe it was all a dream? I needed to talk to Gavin. Not caring about my appearance I ran out of the room and jumped down the stairs but stopped in my tracks as I heard raised voices.
“The council need to be informed.”“No Annalise, we need to do it now.”“We cannot have this hanging over our heads.”“This is not a bloody test project. It’s my family.”
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