*Blog Tour and Review* Beautiful Burn by Adriane Leigh

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Title: Beautiful Burn

Author: Adriane Leigh

Genre: Steamy Student Teacher Romance

Release Date: January 13, 2015

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I’ve broken him, bent him, and burned him, and each fevered moment was worth every ounce of pain.

Auburn Lawrence has loved her English teacher, Reed West, since she was fourteen. Through brainstorming stories, reading classic literature, and plenty of fiery banter, they’ve forged a bond that neither of them expected.

Propelled by a chance encounter after her graduation, they discover just how deep their connection runs, but love requires more than chemistry to flourish. They spend three electrifying summer months discovering each other under a veil of forbidden passion and desperate lust before they learn that the unattainable is often destined to remain exactly that.

By the time temperatures dip and snowflakes fly, their relationship will face a deep freeze that threatens to snap the bond they thought they shared, shattering their lives one secret at a time.

Intended for mature audiences.

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“I’ve broken him, bent him, and burned him, and each fevered moment was worth every ounce of pain”

Meet the teacher-  Reed West.  A 28 year old former high school English teacher living in Sutton Bay,  who is now teaching college.

Meet the Student – Auburn Lawrence.  Previously a student in Reed’s class in high school is now a student in his College Class.

Reed has never been able to forget Auburn.  A connection that started when she was in high-school, when she walks into his classroom again it is like she never left.  It’s been three years, but he hasn’t forgotten a single inch of her, or her heart.  They had a strong connection and close friendship but never blurred the lines of being inappropriate.

“Imagine wanting something so badly, you’re consumed with yearning, seeing something every single day, knowing you can never do more than look.”

The same connection they both felt for each other back then, is still there.  Now that Auburn is older Reed feels like she isn’t off limits.   Auburn also felt that now is the time that maybe they could possibly be together.  The flirting progresses into more, starved for one another let the sneaking around commence.

Even though they have a strong connection, Reed still has a past.  Until he can’t fully let go of the past Auburn doesn’t want to stick around and be hurt, yet she keeps finding herself running back.  Reed has a lot of secrets, one he has kept from everyone and one that has made him into who he is today.  Will that secret make Reed and Auburns bond stronger, or will it eventually become a reality and tear them apart.

The story was emotional and beautiful.  Grab some tissues, you will most likely need them.  The epilogue completely wrecked me.  Do I wish it was a little longer, of course but only because I wanted to know more of Reed and Auburns stories.  I enjoyed the book and give it a 4 Stars.  – Copy provided for honest review-  Shera from Book Lovers Obsession

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*Review* Bring Me You by Ryleigh Andrews

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Pro quarterback, Ethan Christopher thought he had found his home when he met rock musician, Mia Devereux. She was the welcomed distraction in his football-focused life.

Things may not have been perfect. Their individual careers made being together difficult. Her touring. His away schedule. As her success grew, they spent more extended periods apart.

But at the end of the day, he knew he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her. Only her.

When Mia met Ethan, she felt a connection unlike any she’d ever felt. She gave him more of herself than she thought was even possible.

But she knew it wasn’t enough. There was a lot she didn’t share, couldn’t give him.

An event two decades in her past made sure of that.

Those demons that she’d so carefully tucked away wanted out. As Mia struggled with the stress of touring and being apart from Ethan, her defenses weakened, allowing the demons to fight their way to the surface, leaving her in a vulnerable place. A place where bad choices were made.

Choices that both of them will regret.

Can Mia and Ethan’s love survive her past? Or will it fall apart under the weight of her choices?

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Reviewed by Shera 5 of 5 Stars!

Ryleigh Andrews blew me away with Bring Me You.  Book one in the Never Over You Series.  I was hooked from the first page.  This book has a little of everything.  Sex, Drugs, Music, drama and a few extremely HOT men.

Mia is a lead singer of her band The Last Star.  Her best friend Luke, which actually happens to be “Friends with Benefits” up until recently has a great friendship with Mia.    Luke wanting Mia to be truly happy, sets her up with his friend Ethan.  Who is the Pro Quaterback of the Flash, the best player in the UFL.  He is incredibly charming and oh so sexy.   Mia feels an instant connection with Ethan and decides to let go and give herself to him.  Well, most of herself.  She’s hiding something from her past and fights to keep it locked away from everyone.

“Stop doubting how beautiful  I find you.  I want you with a need I’ve never experienced before, he said, gazing into her eyes and she couldn’t mistake the hunger she saw in his

As Mia and Ethan’s relationship evolves, things start to get in the way.  She gets a deal she can’t turn down and which requires going on tours and being away for long periods of time.  Her demanding schedule, combined with Ethan’s starts to put a strain on the relationship.   Mia is hit the hardest; the separation from Ethan is causing her to fall.  Demons from her past come back to the surface and she starts to slip away.  She doesn’t want to feel, doesn’t want to hurt from not having Ethan by her side.  What extreme will she go to and where will that leave her?

Things weren’t perfect in their relationship by a long shot; a lot of twists and turns happen throughout the story but in the end Ethan knows he wants Mia, only Mia.  But is it too late?  Have too many things changed?   Will she close herself off completely and fall deeper into the darkness?

I laughed, I screamed, I cried.   I was verbally abusing my kindle at some points lashing out at both Mia and Ethan for their choices.  I love the story line, its smart, sexy and an easy read.  You will be taken through a gamut of emotions and won’t be disappointed with this book.   I cannot wait for Still Into You (Book 2) to be released.  I am waiting on pins and needles to know what happens with Ethan and Mia!   ~  Shera – Book Lovers Obsession

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9471968Nerd turned writer. The force is strong in this girl.

Her first book, Bring Me You, was released December 2014. Her second book, Still Into You, will be released Spring 2015.

During the day, Ryleigh is an analyst, but even then, she’s writing, sneakily crafting scenes on post-it notes. She’s been told she’s a bit of a geek…some say nerd. She’ll agree to it all. She loves music. It’s been a force in her life for as long as she can remember. Her love of Star Wars and superheroes has probably been going on just as long…see, this is where the geek/nerd thing comes into play. But, most of all, Ryleigh loves the written word. She’s been writing for a long time. Her first story came to her during one of her history classes. She wrote it in the margins of her notebook in teeny tiny letters so no one knew that she was writing a book instead of taking notes on 16th Century Europe. She currently lives in Chicago, Illinois, with her husband and son, along with her Siberian Husky, Mick Jagger, and her cat, Winston Churchill.
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*Blog Tour/ Review/ Giveaway* Second Debt by Pepper Winters

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RELEASE DATE: January 26th

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“I tried to play a game. I tried to wield deceit as perfectly as the Hawks. But when I thought I was winning, I wasn’t. Jethro isn’t what he seems—he’s the master of duplicity. However, I refuse to let him annihilate me further.”

Nila Weaver has grown from naïve seamstress to full-blown fighter. Every humdrum object is her arsenal, and sex…sex is her greatest weapon of all.
She’s paid the First Debt. She’ll probably pay more.
But she has no intention of letting the Hawks win.
Jethro Hawk has found more than a worthy adversary in Nila—he’s found the woman who could destroy him. There’s a fine line between hatred and love, and an even finer path between fear and respect.
The fate of his house rests on his shoulders, but no matter how much ice lives inside his heart, Nila flames too bright to be extinguished.

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The Queen of Dark does NOT disappoint!!  Pepper Winters is a goddess when it comes to all things dark, twisted and angsty love!  Just when you think Pepper can’t knock you down with the holy grail of book whiplash any further, be prepared to Fall! Hold on for dear life and get ready for a ride on the way!   Fall in love with the story of the Hawk’s.  Fall in love with Jethro and Nila.  Fall in LOVE with the Indebted Series!

I never thought Q could be outdone.  He sat high on top of my dark read pedestal for a long time now.  Well move over Q baby, I still love you deeply, but Jethro Hawk is in the house!!  This is by far my most favourite book yet this series hands down!

I am seriously loving this series.   In the first book Indebted, you see how it all begins.  The hurt the betrayal, the secrets and lies from family you thought you knew.   Then in First Debt, you watch a forced relationship start to feel and learn the innings of the business and the Hawk Family.  Of Course the First Debt is to be paid and it is.  Now we have Second Debt and holy WOW!   Just, HOLY ISH!  W-T-F is happening?!?

You watch Jethro and Nila’s relationship grow.  A silent bond formed from unspoken words, unspoken feelings and unbreakable bonds.

“I’d traded my soul for hers – no matter how much she would deny it. No matter how much I would deny it. We were linked. Connected. Bound.” 

This book was just simply amazing.   You are brought even further into the Hawk Hell and will fall deeper into the rabbit hole.  Pepper has created this masterpiece puzzle.  Tiny pieces all falling together, that has you itching to find the next piece.

“Kite007:  I feel what you feel.  Whether it be a kiss or a kick or a killing blow.  I wished I didn’t, but you’re mine, therefore, you are my affliction.  So, I will feel what you feel, and I will live what you live.  You won’t understand what I mean.  Not yet.  But it’s my best sacrifice.  The only thing I can offer you”

The Second Debt is served.  You will see more of the family.  You meet Bonnie and see more of Jaz.  You also realize just how effed up Cut and Daniel are.   The verdict is still out on Kes for me, but I am convinced he is not a bad guy.  Not after all that has happened thus far and his mannerisms.

I am ready for the Third Debt!   I am ready for more of the characters I have fallen in love with and the amazing talented writer that created them!   5 Amazeball Stars!!  ~ Shera Book Lovers Obsession

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*Release Blitz* Three Simple Rules by Nikki Sloane

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I would do anything for my dream job. Now I have to.

In order to save my skin at the office, I’m forced to sell it at an exclusive and illegal blindfold club. He paid thousands of dollars for one night to own me, but when my blindfold comes off, I want more. More nights, more rules, and more from this unavailable and uncompromising man.

Rule number one, no questions. Rule number two, no lies. But, rule number three? That’s the hardest one to obey.

This book contains strong sexual content and is intended for mature audiences only.

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*Release Blitz / Review/Giveaway* A Father’s Fight by J.B. Salsbury

 

Title: A Father’s Fight
Series: Fighting #5
Author: JB Salsbury
 Release Date: January 26, 2015

 

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Life
changes in the span of a heartbeat—one tiny heartbeat.

Blake and Layla have lived through disappointment and regret, only finally
finding relief through the powerful love they have for each other. A love they
intend to fight to keep.

They’ve had to forgive each other, but can they truly move forward without
facing the pain of the past?

Layla’s been avoiding the phone calls. Nine months pregnant and exhausted, she
doesn’t want the complication. But she can’t run from the truth. Whoever’s
calling was there eighteen years ago. Unlike her, he remembers the night that
changed the course of her life, and he’s ready to confess.

Blake’s preoccupied with an email, a few simple sentences sent through cyberspace
that have the capability to rob him of his sanity, his freedom, and the people
he loves most in the world. When he’s called home for a mysterious reason,
leaving Layla isn’t ideal, but hope for reconciliation with his father combined
with his brother’s secrecy ignites a curiosity he refuses to ignore.

Putting the pain behind them is no longer an option.

To get the answers they need, they must face the past and open up old wounds
that threaten to bleed them dry.

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“Amazing how quick life can change.  There are periods where we soar and some where we plummet, but as long as we hold fast to what matters, fight for the things that count, we die happy knowing we did our best to battle for what matters most”

A Father’s Fight is Blake and Layla’s follow-up Novella.  To say Blake and Mouse have had a rough go at it, is not an understatement.  Determined to get their happily ever after they have jumped through many hurdles, many people wanting to tear them apart.  The new baby is coming and just when you think all is copasetic BAM!  The past comes back to smack you and say, unh unh unh.  We aren’t done yet.

Blake is hiding something from Mouse.  Mouse is hiding something from Blake, both afraid that the other can’t deal with it.  Blake will do anything and everything to protect his new family.  With the baby coming soon, Axelle is more than protective of Layla and so is Blake.  He is on high alert and monitors anything to do with Layla because of their past.

“It’s been so long since I’ve felt Safe.  At times like this, when we’re alone and I’m wrapped in your arms, it feels like nothing could touch me.  Like the world could end all around us and I’d be shielded from it”

Now, they are all forced to deal with the past, the same past that is allowing them the future they are living now.   Blake has to deal not only with a demon from his past, something he has put behind him and doesn’t want in his life but also Layla’s.  Sweet Layla with what she thought to be the truth of her past, but things aren’t always what you remember them to be.

Will the truth set them all free?   I don’t want to give the story away, but know you will get answers to all the questions you’ve ever had about Blake and Layla.

I absolutely love the banter between Layla and Blake.  Blake is his usual self, funny, lovable and 100% Alpha male.  JB knows how to create characters you can’t help but fall in love with and I adored this extra story about Blake and Layla.  I just FLOVED watching these boys and their families grow.  I don’t think I will ever get enough.  Keep them coming JB!  Well done!   5 Stars ~ Shera Book Lovers Obsession

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Her love of good storytelling led her to earn a degree in Media Communications. With her journalistic background, writing has always been at the forefront, and her love of romance prompted her to sink her free time into novel writing.
For more information on the series or just to say hello, visit JB on her website, Facebook, or Goodreads page.
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*Release Blitz* Art-Crossed Love by Libby Rice

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ArtCrossedLoveSynopsis4Can love be more than a four-letter word?

Lissa Blanc is a painter on a mission. She filters the world through a lens of color, line, and form and hides her ambition behind a delicate smirk that lets her critics believe life comes easy. To her, art isn’t what she sees. It’s what she feels. Few know that behind the glitz of a prodigious upbringing, she’s driven to emerge from the shadow of painful memories that insist she’ll never be a renowned talent in her own right.

Cole Rathlen is a photographer on the mend. A crippling grief has stifled his once-rising career and compromised his creative instincts. Knowing he can’t stagnate forever, he seeks a twisted absolution in the form of a woman whose paintings give life to the emotions he won’t let himself imagine, let alone feel.

When the two partner for a prestigious project that will pull them from the mountains of Colorado to the palaces of India, Lissa quickly realizes that more than diverging ideals hinder their search for success and salvation. Was Cole’s life upended by a tragic but unavoidable choice or something more sinister? While Lissa can’t delve into the mystery but not the man, Cole can’t resist a tenacious soul that refuses to leave him chained. As the truth closes in on a project finally sprouting wings, will Lissa sacrifice her chance at success to set Cole free? Or will Cole shrug the chains of lingering regrets to prove that those who love the most, love again.

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*Cover Reveal / Giveaway* Finding Us by Debra Presley

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Book Title: Finding Us
Author: Debra Presley
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 2015
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Pop star Abby Murphy has fame and fortune and handsome boyfriend and guitarist, Sean. That changes the night she finds him in the arms of another woman. But Sean won’t accept the breakup, and she soon finds out he’s working with her mother, who’s also her manager, to keep him in her good graces.

As Sean ratchets up his threats against her, Abby turns to her bodyguard, Danny Nucci, who will do everything in his power to keep her safe.

But when Abby realizes her feelings for Danny run much deeper than she’d like, she pushes him away as much to keep her own independence as to protect him from Sean’s machinations.

When Abby finally finds the strength to confront all that is wrong with her life, she seeks refuge with Danny, but is it too late? Has she pushed him away one too many times for him to trust her now? Or can he put his own demons aside to help repair them both?

 

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*Cover Reveal / Excerpt / Giveaway * The Way We Fall by Cassia Leo

Today we have the cove reveal for Cassia Leo’s The Way We Fall! I love this cover, AND Cassia is sharing an excerpt, as well as the playlist for the book. Be sure to read all the way to the bottom for all the fantastic extras!!

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Title: The Way We Fall

Author: Cassia Leo

Genre: Contemporary romance

Release Day: February 20th

 

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From New York Times bestselling author Cassia Leo comes a twisted and passionate love story that pushes the boundaries of loyalty.

Maybe we shouldn’t have fallen so fast and so willingly.

Maybe we shouldn’t have moved in together before we went on our first date.

Maybe we should have given our wounds time to heal before we tore each other to shreds.

Maybe we should have never been together.

Houston has kept a devastating secret from Rory since the day he took her into his home. But the tragic circumstances that brought them together left wounds too deep to heal.

Five years after the breakup, Houston and Rory are thrust together by forces beyond their control. And all the resentments and passion return with more intensity than ever.

Once again, Houston is left with a choice between the truth and the only girl he’s ever loved.

The Way We Fall is the first book in The Story of Us Series, which follows the tumultuous love story of Rory and Houston. The sequel, The Way We Break, will be released Spring 2015.

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“I need to talk to you about the work situation,” he says as he follows me out. “I got the contract, but I want to make sure you’re okay with this before I sign it.”

“You want to know if I’ll be okay working with you?”

I slide the key into the doorknob and Houston places his hand over mine to stop me from turning the knob. “I can’t go in there with you. Please stay out here until we’re done talking.”

I shake his hand off and turn around to face him. “There’s nothing to talk about. You have to sign the contract. The way I feel about working with you shouldn’t matter.”

“But it does matter. I don’t want to upset you. You were there first.”

I can’t help but laugh. “So this is a territorial thing? You think because I was there first that I have some sort of right to keep you out?” His left eyebrow shoots up the way it always does when he’s confused and it nearly renders me mute. “Houston, if I didn’t work there you wouldn’t think twice about signing that contract. So that’s what you should do. Just… please stop making this into something it isn’t. We hardly know each other anymore, and that’s the way it’s going to remain.”

He swallows hard as he lets this sink in. “I guess you’re right. I’m sorry I bothered you. I only wanted to… Never mind. I’ll get going. I have to get up early to go sign that contract. Not that you care.”

He shakes his head in disappointment as he walks away and I’m glad I don’t have anything solid in my hand other than Skippy’s leash or I might throw it at the back of his head. So I’m the one who doesn’t care? Ugh. Typical Houston and his endless psychological games.

Maybe I should have told him to walk away from the contract, but that would have meant admitting that he still has a strong hold over me. It also would have been the truth and the truth has never gotten me into trouble. In fact, the truth is something my previous relationship with Houston was sorely lacking.

Nevertheless, I don’t need to right the wrongs we made while we were together. I don’t need to tell Houston that the sight of him makes my throat dry and my stomach flutter. He doesn’t need to know that I still go to sleep with scenes from our life together playing on repeat in my mind. Or that sometimes I wake up with his name tumbling from my lips, the remnants of dreams where he never left and nightmares where he hovers just out of reach.

Before Wednesday, the last time I had seen Houston was the day after he met me at the Planned Parenthood clinic. I didn’t ask him to come, and I don’t know how he found the date and time of my appointment, but he was there when we pulled into the parking lot. Lisa, a girl from my Social Inequality class whom I’d had coffee with a couple of times, had graciously agreed to take me to the clinic. The moment I saw him leaning against his truck, I knew I had to send Lisa home. Houston would insist on taking me back to the apartment after the procedure, to watch over me.

It was the last thing I wanted, to have Houston doting over me after terminating the pregnancy. But it was also the only thing I wanted. It was as if he was performing the last rites on our dead relationship.

 

 

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cassia Leo loves her coffee, chocolate, and margaritas with salt. When she’s not writing, she spends way too much time watching old reruns of Friends and Sex and the City. When she’s not watching reruns, she’s usually enjoying the California sunshine or reading – sometimes both.

 

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*Release Blitz / Giveaway* Love Hurts by Mandi Beck

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Love Hurts

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January 23, 2015

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Even when she won’t fight for us, I’ll go to war for her…

Inside the Octagon, I have no fear. I’m at home, in my element, inflicting pain onto men trained to hurt me just as badly. Making them submit, knocking them out, maiming them, because it’s them or me. And I choose them.
Outside the Octagon, my only weakness is a five-foot-two, classy as fuck woman that I’ve loved for most of my life. She’s the one that brings me to my knees, fills my arms, my heart, and one day soon, my bed. She makes me reckless. Volatile. I drink too much and try too hard to fuck my way out of feeling—all because of her.
Frankie De Rosa is my girl, my best friend. I haven’t earned her yet, but I won’t stand by and let anyone take her from me. She will be the greatest fight of my life, but she’s worth the battle.
Love hurts, but anything worth having does, right?
I’m Deacon “The Hitman” Love—Welcome to the Cage.

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*Excerpt Reveal* Second Debt by Pepper Winters

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“I tried to play a game. I tried to wield deceit as perfectly as the Hawks. But when I thought I was winning, I wasn’t. Jethro isn’t what he seems—he’s the master of duplicity. However, I refuse to let him annihilate me further.”

Nila Weaver has grown from naïve seamstress to full-blown fighter. Every humdrum object is her arsenal, and sex…sex is her greatest weapon of all.
She’s paid the First Debt. She’ll probably pay more.
But she has no intention of letting the Hawks win.
Jethro Hawk has found more than a worthy adversary in Nila—he’s found the woman who could destroy him. There’s a fine line between hatred and love, and an even finer path between fear and respect.
The fate of his house rests on his shoulders, but no matter how much ice lives inside his heart, Nila flames too bright to be extinguished.

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I’D TAKEN HER, but ultimately, she’d taken me.
I’d tried to destroy her, but serendipitously, she’d destroyed me.
This was the beginning of the end.
Not the end of my feelings for her but the way of my life, my world.
Something would have to change.
Something would have to give…

Someone would have to die.

 

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