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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Blog Tour - Tempting Sydney Extract


Blurb
“Someone needs to make you come completely undone, Sydney Parker.” His tongue moved slowly over his lips. “That someone is going to be me.” 
Goal-oriented Sydney Parker has never had a problem focusing. She’s about to start law school, the first step on her way to the Supreme Court. With no time for relationships, she lives vicariously through her best friend Brynn, who has recently decided to use sex as a research tool. Sydney, however, hasn’t been laid in years. Men are a distraction, one Sydney has diligently avoided…until Jackson West crashes into her life, and under her hood. 
The last thing Sydney needs is a hot mechanic working on her ‘69 Camaro. Especially a hot mechanic with eyes like the ocean and lick-me abs, who claims to be better in bed than a werewolf. 
Jax thinks that’s exactly what Sydney needs.
But Sydney has goals, and a relationship with the enigmatic Jax would challenge her. 
Distract her. 
Tempt her. 
Sydney is about to find out that temptation is very hard to resist.

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Monday, 21 July 2014

Cover Reveal - Unspoken Endings by Gabbie S. Durran

Love the look of this cover and seems to fit the story very well!
 Release Date: October 1, 2014

Blurb
Will the distance tear them apart? 
With every difficulty Matt and Abigail have faced since the day they met, they’ve depended on their trust and love in each other to see them through. But what happens when absence becomes their biggest obstacle? 
When Abigail follows her heart to pursue her career, she is forced to leave Matt behind. Confident that their love is strong enough to withstand the distance put between them, they believe they will soon come back to each other. But when a danger from their past threatens their future, Matt may just lose her forever. 
Their love in one another will be put to the test, and only time will tell if they can truly find their unspoken ending.
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Excerpt 
I can’t breath. He’s literally stealing the breath from me as his fingers tighten around my throat, his body pinning me down. His hand squeezes harder. My heart accelerates to a dangerous level, feeling as if it will burst from my chest, but I refuse to give up. I can’t. It would mean he wins. With all the strength I have left, I keep trying to push his body off. My hands claw at his face and somehow I manage to gouge his eyes with my fingernails. With a wail, he rises off my body and loosens his grip around my neck. 
With all my might, I swing my arm up and my fist makes contact with his face; it shocks him momentarily, allowing me to push him off enough to wiggle my way from under him. I’m still breathless, barely able to move, but my only thought is escape.

“Get back here, you bitch!” he shouts as he grabs onto my ankle, my body pulled to a stop. Turning around, I kick him with my other foot and manage to break free once more.

I don’t have the strength yet to stand up, but I manage to frantically crawl from his grasp to keep him from pulling me down again. My fear and determination is what keeps me moving. Sucking in a deep breath of air, I force myself up to my feet and start to run.

I’m running for my life at this point. My feet are moving on instinct, doing what they know best as they attempt to put distance between us. I can hear him chasing me; his panting breaths mere steps behind me, but I keep running, never looking back.

“You think you can get away from me, Abigail?”
His words fuel my fear, causing my legs to pump harder and my body to move faster, the air swooshing by me, the world passing in a blur. I know he’s no longer behind me, but I can still hear his panicked shouts.

“You belong to me! I’ll find you and you’ll regret ever leaving me!
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Friday, 18 July 2014

Author Interview - Enemies on Tap by Avery Flynn

Thanks so much for having me over today to celebrate Enemies on Tap! I raise a virtual beer in your honor. :)

What was your favorite part of Enemies on Tap to write and what was the hardest?
My favorite part? The banter and the sex. Oh, that was so much fun! I love the whole Hepburn and Tracy thing that Logan and Miranda had going on. As for the hardest, that is always the end. I hate having to say goodbye.

How would you describe Miranda and Logan?
Miranda is the kind of girl you’d love to sit down with and have a beer. She’s smart and funny and she knows what she wants out of life—to get the hell out of Salvation, Virginia but not until she proves Logan Martin wrong. Logan is a cocky alpha hero who can’t resist a bet or Miranda Sweet, which is awkward since their families are sworn enemies.

Describe Enemies on Tap in a sentence?
As satisfying as a cold beer on a hot summer day, Enemies on Tap brews up sassy, sexy fun on every page.

What's in the future for you with your writing?
More books. :) RT Book Reviews named This Year’s Black a Top Pick last month and I’m finishing up the third in that series now. A second Sweet Salvation Brewery book is in the final editing stages too.

Thank you again for letting me come over! If you’re thirsty for more, check out Enemies on Tap and don’t forget to enter the giveaway! 

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Thursday, 17 July 2014

Blog Tour - Excerpts

Blurb
Adam Harkness pulled himself out of poverty to become one of the world's most respected Finance professors, but at the cost of his personal life. When a well-meaning friend gifts him with a dance course, Adam decides to attend one class out of courtesy, but no more than that. He has work to do, after all - or at least, that's what he tells himself.

After being bullied in high school, Julie Stanton took refuge in her studies. But now that her hard work has paid off and Julie has found success in her job, it's time to focus on finding the same happiness in the rest of her life.

When Adam walks into the same tango class that Julie signed up for, she recognizes him immediately as the professor whom she had a crush on in college. Both Adam and Julie have proven themselves to be excellent scholars. But when the attraction between them turns into something more, will they be able to open their hearts and learn a new lesson - how to love.
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As a reward for a hard-won contract, best friends Drea and Joe head to Buenos Aires for sun, wine, and the tango. But their week of relaxation is off to an ominous start when a reservation mix-up leaves them with only one option: one room…and one bed.

Exhausted from travel, the two friends figure it won’t be a big deal to share a bed for one night—right up until they wake wrapped around each other and seconds away from, well, you know.

When the two decide to follow through on their impulse, they protect their friendship by agreeing that when the vacation’s over, the fling’s over. While Drea’s convinced it’s nothing more than a mutual itch, Joe discovers Drea might be everything he’s ever wanted. Now all he has to do is convince her that what happens in Buenos Aires doesn’t always have to stay in Buenos Aires.
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Tuesday, 15 July 2014

*Review* The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski

Released : 3rd July 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Format : Paperback
Source : Publisher
Buy : Amazon (UK/USA)
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 .................................... The Blurb  ....................................
Winning what you want may cost you everything you love

As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions.

One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin.

But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined.

Set in a richly imagined new world, The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski is a story of deadly games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.

 .................................... My Thoughts   ....................................
In Short
- I really liked Kestrel and her strong mind
- A fresh and unique read for me
-  Thoroughly enjoyed getting to  know this new and different world from what I know and lived in.

In Long
Kestrel is a character I pretty much liked instantly. She is such a strong minded young lady who has compassion for others but at the same time won’t take any rubbish from anyone. I always wish I was a bit more like someone like Kestrel.

The Winner’s Curse isn't a book I would necessarily say is action packed. A lot goes on and it most definitely kept my attention throughout the book but the storyline is built on gradually throughout the book and the characters become stronger and more developed with every page. I really liked this as it felt like I was personally getting to know them, after all you don’t suddenly know everything about someone.

I liked the little twists and unique things to this book. A girl buys a guy as a slave? Don’t think I have read a book with a slave for a long time! The whole book just felt very fresh to me and it was just what I needed and in a way, totally unexpected. ! I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know about the world in which Kestrel lived in, it enthralled me. I am not usually a sucker for descriptions and can get bored easily if something is described too much but I really feel this got the right balance between not enough descriptions and too much to the point where it gets boring.

Final Thoughts
The Winner’s Curse really does have a bit of everything; romance, uniqueness, fighting, action and of course it keeps you hanging on for the next page