Monday, November 30, 2015

New Release: Love, Marriage & Mayhem by Maggie Adams

Title: Love, Marriage, Mayhem Series: Tempered Steel 
Author: Maggie Adams 
Release Date: December 1, 2015 
Tour Host: DRC Promotions


With only a small clue to the whereabouts of the arsonist that torched his family's business,, Lawrence “Lucky” Coalson heads to Las Vegas. While posing as a bouncer, Lucky finds himself ensnared by the lovely bartender, Claudia. But, like Lucky, she’s not what she appears to be and what happens in Vegas follows Lucky back home with unimaginable consequences. Brandon Coalson is as hot as his older brothers, but he's the sensitive one that patches broken hearts and sends them on their way. Until Anna Meeks walks into the office and into his life. Her shy demeanor melts Brandon's heart, but she's got secrets that could get them killed. When a family friend is grievious injured, the men vow to put an end to the sabotage once and for all, but nothing goes according to plan, and the men must fight Mother Nature, a murderer, and the local law enforcement to get the answers they seek.  

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The Series:

Whistlin’ Dixie, Book 1

Leather and Lace, Book 2

Something’s Gotta Give, Book 3

About The Author:

Hi! I'm Maggie Adams. I live near St. Louis, MO, with my high school sweetheart, Ned, and my wonderful kids, Katie (Kyle) and Ross (Valerie). My life is like a walking, talking sitcom from I Love Lucy, but I love it, although people do tend to keep their distance from me!
Writing has always been my dream, with reading my favorite hobby. When I’m not writing, I can be found singing, dancing, and cooking, often all at the same time. I try to include a little bit of my life in everything I write, so when you read my books, keep your eyes wide open - I'm in there somewhere! Happy reading!

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Pre Release, Giveaway: When We Fall by Marquita Valentine

We're excited for the release of WHEN WE FALL by Marquita Valentine! Join in the fun!

Title: When We Fall (Take the Fall #2)
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: Decemeber 8, 2015
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Book Description:
The last time Piper Ross saw her best friend’s sexy older brother, Jase Simmons, he was being taken away in handcuffs. Seven years later, two things haven’t changed: Piper is still head-over-heels in love with him . . . and Forrestville’s chief of police—Piper’s dad—still hates his guts. So when Piper sees a chance to get close to Jase, she makes her move—literally. As his new roommate, and as the office manager of his tattoo shop, Piper won’t be satisfied until Jase knows that she wants to be his.

The quintessential good girl, Piper is pure temptation for Jase. The only reason he’s always kept his distance is because she’s the last person he’d ever want to hurt. But once he realizes that Piper is ready to take the leap, everything just makes sense. Suddenly Jase feels like a new man—until nasty rumors start swirling and Piper’s heartless father stirs up even more trouble. Now Jase must convince Piper that she wasn’t wrong about him . . . because falling in love never felt so right.


Title: Take The Fall (Take the Fall #1)
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 21, 2015

Book Description:
As a teenager, Seth O’Connor went to jail for a crime he had nothing to do with. He took the fall to protect the girl he loved, but the cruel realities of prison hardened him. After doing his time, Seth shuts her out and enlists in the Marines—until his grandmother’s funeral forces him to come home and face Rowan Simmons once again. The woman she’s become puts all his high-school memories to shame, and Seth wants her more than ever. Can he be honest about why he denied her for so long?

After Seth pushed her away, Rowan swore that no man would ever hurt her again. But the boy who broke her heart has become a sexy Marine, capable of fulfilling her every desire—and now that he’s back in town, old feelings are simmering to a boil. Rowan wants to stay strong, even as her body surrenders to his expert touch. She only hopes that by taking him back, she can finally help heal the wounds that drove them apart.

 About the author:
Marquita Valentine is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Holland Springs and Boys of the South series.

Since first taking the plunge in July of 2012 to self publish, Marquita Valentine has sold over a quarter of a million books around the world. She's appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling Ebooks Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, and Barnes&Noble. She's been called "one of the best new voices in romance" (Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews) and her books have been accused of being "a sexy, fun, and slightly addicting contemporary read" (The Book Queen).

When she's not writing sexy heroes who adore their sassy heroines, she enjoys shopping, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. Married to her high school sweetheart, Marquita lives in a seriously small town in the south with her husband, two kids, and a dog.

Spotlight, Giveaway: Uniquely Mine by Theresa Sederholt

Uniquely Mine on Sale for 1 Day Only

November 30th


Uniquely Mine

by Theresa Sederholt

Photography Credit: Eric Battershell Photography
Cover Models: Burton Hughes and Tessi Conquest
Cover Design: Wicked by Design

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Uniquely Mine

A Fitz Series

When the latest string of murders, sweeping New York City, lands on Detective Fitzgerald S. Rodriguez’s desk, the signature evidence hits too close to home. Being unable to stop the murder of his own mother has made Fitz a jaded man. Now he will stop at nothing to protect the one he loves.
Serial killer, Mark Chambers, is like a cat that preys on unsuspecting mice for sport. When a fresh kill no longer quenches his sexual appetite, he sets his sights on Makenna Justice. The fiery-redhead, with her emerald green eyes, ignites a fire in him that he hasn’t had since his first kill.
Time is of the essence for all three of them.
Mark must feed into his desires once more without leaving a trail.
Fitz has to dig himself deep into a killer’s mind to catch him.
And Makenna?—She just has to stay alive.

Women make it so easy for me. They think I’m broken and want to fix me. I let them try, but I’m not broken, so there is no fix for me. I have a need that only they can fill. I need to feel my hands around their throat, feel their bodies come to life with every smack on their ass. Every gasping breath makes my cock harder. If I close my eyes, I can feel each pulse of my blood surging forward. Women see me as the bad boy. The boy that needs to be rescued. They are the ones that need to be rescued—rescued from me. This one tonight is no different. New York, just another city filled with desperate women. It never ceases to amaze me how women are so nurturing. I’m beyond redemption, beyond repair and that suits me just fine.

I was born in Brooklyn New York. I am old enough to know there is no luggage rack on the hearse. I am married to a Professional Chef. I have a son who is a Research Chemist and a wine maker. Yep I'm covered from the food to the drinks. I have 2 dogs Vito and Godiva. I live in the United States. I've had so many different jobs, even I can't keep count.
I believe if you give a girl has espresso and Nutella she can change the world!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Book Review: Beautiful Rugged by Sara V. Zook

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Title: Beautiful Rugged
Author: Sara V. Zook
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release: November 29, 2015



 Sometimes us silly girls fantasize about things that never come to be. I had expectations after college—expectations to run off with Jake Larson and start our life together in a little Pennsylvania farm town. I had my happiness mapped out inside my head. I didn’t expect to run into a strange, alluring man with a beard and dark hair stacked up on top of his head. I didn’t expect to be attracted to someone so—different. He was everything I didn’t know existed. He could make me feel things I’d never felt before. It didn’t seem possible that we could be together. We both had obligations. The world told us no, but we couldn’t stay away from one another, couldn’t deny that we were drawn together. He was so beautiful—so beautiful rugged. I was going to make him mine.  



My Rating:

Favorite Quotes:

“Shoulds and wants… two things that seemed to now create a gigantic tug-of-war between my head and my heart.”

“A hot Amish guy.  Never thought those words would come out of my mouth.”

“I would trade it all, give up everything I own, even the shirt on my back, to be with you, Van.  You are more valuable than any of that stuff.”

My Review:

I adored this sweet love story and have a new favorite author.  This is my first time reading Sara Zook, who has a name that is just so much fun to say.  While this may have been my initial date with this author, it certainly won’t be my last as I was entertained from page one to the Epilogue.  She has blended the genres of New Adult and Amish, tossed in a little steam for flavor, and has created a delightful confection and I didn’t want to put down.  It was a breezy, comfortable and relevant read with likable and interesting characters.  I particularly enjoyed the sweet town librarian being a “worldly” woman to the Amish, just typing that sentence brought a smirk to my mouth, very clever Ms. Zook!

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sarapic2Sara V. Zook pursued her dream of becoming a writer and after earning her bachelor's degree, sat down to create her first novel in which Strange in Skin was completed in three short months. She's the author of the Strange in Skin Trilogy, Clipped, A Magic Within, Evanescent, Reminiscence, her mobster release, Six Guns, A Chaos Within, and her first contemporary romance, The Pull and its sequel The Push. She resides in Pennsylvania, where she was born and raised, with her husband and three small children. Facebook: Website: Twiiter: @SaraVZook Goodreads:    

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