*Review* Chasing Rainbows by Linda Oaks

Title: Chasing Rainbows
Author: Linda Oaks
Genre: New Adult
Publisher: Blue Tulip Publishing

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When Addison Hayes world was turned upside down, she found herself spiraling into a darkness that not even her two best friends were aware of.
With the start of her senior year, Addie finds herself entangled in a twisted game with brothers, Chase and Chance Logan, which leaves her feeling lost and confused.
But sometimes out of complete chaos arises a blindingly blessed insight.
That insight goes by the name of Jake Riley.
Jake doesn’t scare easily. No matter how hard Addie tries to push him away.
Will Addie lose herself in the darkness or will she be brave enough to set herself free?

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*Release Blitz / Giveaway* Chasing Rainbows by Linda Oaks

Title: Chasing Rainbows
Author: Linda Oaks
Genre: New Adult
Publisher: Blue Tulip Publishing

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When Addison Hayes world was turned upside down, she found herself spiraling into a darkness that not even her two best friends were aware of.
With the start of her senior year, Addie finds herself entangled in a twisted game with brothers, Chase and Chance Logan, which leaves her feeling lost and confused.
But sometimes out of complete chaos arises a blindingly blessed insight.
That insight goes by the name of Jake Riley.
Jake doesn’t scare easily. No matter how hard Addie tries to push him away.
Will Addie lose herself in the darkness or will she be brave enough to set herself free?

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*Release Blitz* You Loved Me at My Darkest by Evie Harper

 

Title: You Loved Me At My Darkest
Series: You Loved Me #1
Author: Evie Harper
Release Date:  August 28, 2014
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Lily
Ripped from Heaven, Burned in Hell. Caught and caged in beauty. Beauty comes at a cost. One man holds the key to our survival, to our freedom. Find out how I lived and lost the greatest thing on earth. Love.

Jake
I didn’t see her coming and that will be my downfall.
She will ruin me, take everything from me, and give me everything I can’t have.
I can’t help her. I won’t.
She is innocence. She is strength.
She is my piece of heaven in hell.
I’m not letting her go.

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*Blog Tour and Review* More than Forever by Jay McLean

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Title: More Than Forever

Author: Jay McLean

Genre: New Adult

Release Date: July 12, 2014

MORE THAN FOREVER, #4 

-LUCY-
There is a love so fierce it cannot be measured. 
A heart so strong it will never slow. 
There is a promise so sure it can never lie.
He promised me that love forever.
Even when it wasn’t enough.
-CAMERON-
Forever. Everlasting. Eternal.
There is no measure of time. 
No sounds of the ticking of a clock. 
Just the rising and falling of the sun.
And our own sense of forever. 
But our forever isn’t always.
Review

Reviewed by Shera

Deserves MORE than 5 Stars☆☆☆☆☆!!!

More Than Forever is book 4 in the More Series and it just keeps getting better!! Like all the rest of the books by Jay McLean I seriously devoured this book in one sitting!  MTF is simply fanfreakingtastic, amazeballs, utterly delicious and an AHHHMAZING read, but we all knew it would be right?  LOVE THIS SERIES!

After reading More Than This with Jake and Mikaya, More Than Her and More Than Him which were Logan and Amanda’s books, I can honestly say I was MORE than Ready to read Cam and Lucy’s story.   You met them throughout the first three More Books and you couldn’t help but want to know “More”.

We all remember drunk Lucy, but this book oh my gawd, this book shows you who Lucy really is.  Lucy doesn’t have it easy and my does this girl have A LOT of responsibilities that someone who is 15 just shouldn’t have.

“If heartbreak had a sound, it would be her sob.” 

She is sad and “alone” in a sense.  A girl who refused to admit she needed some help with some things, always using the famous “Im Fine” line, but Cam saw it and was relentless until she let him in.  Once he was there, that is where he intended to stay. Cam is Lucy’s Savior so to speak, when Lucy falls Cam is right there to pick her up.

You go through Cam and Lucy’s entire journey and I LOVE the other characters come in here and there because honestly in those scenes it takes you back to their books, all which were simply amazing!  I love the banter that goes on between the entire group and it continues in this book!  Prepare for the rollercoaster ride of your life.  The ups and downs, twists and turns and that feeling you get just when you get ready to take that initial drop down the hill, you’re going to get it in this book.  The love all her characters have at such a young age just goes to show, love doesn’t care how old you are.  Once you find it, you find it.  This book will have you laughing, your heart racing and in complete tears.  You will feel EVERY single ounce of emotion that Lucy and Cam feel in this book.

“He made my impossible, possible. And he had absolutely no idea he was doing it.” 

Jay’s writing is simple but is not lacking one single thing.  Like all her other books, the writing flows effortlessly.  She has the perfect balance in this series and makes sure you want to continue flipping through the pages.  I absolutely adore this entire series!!   I would read it again and again in a heartbeat!  Well done Jay and Congratulations on another success!!

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Mom says that there’s absolutely no pain worse than labor.
For sixteen hours, so she says, she went through absolute hell. She jokes that
sometimes she wonders if it was worth it. I call bullshit. I say that nothing,
absolutely nothing, can feel worse than being hit in the junk with a baseball
bat. Lincoln’s eyes are huge as he grimaces. “I’m so sorry, Cam.”
I’m folded over myself, too preoccupied with the ache below
my stomach. Sometimes, there’s a delay with the pain. But not this time. This
time it was instant. I try to speak, but nothing comes out. He looks like he
wants to cry and I want to assure him that it’s all good—but I can’t. Liam,
Lincoln’s twin brother, is laughing. The little punk. I’ll be sure to make him
do extra shit next practice. “Cam, are you okay?”
I try to straighten, but it just makes the pain worse.
“Yeah, bud. I just gotta let it settle.”
“I swear I didn’t see you behind me.” There’s panic clear in
his voice and for a second I want to tell myself to suck it up and quit being a
little bitch, but I can’t do that either. The pain’s too overwhelming. Liam’s
still laughing his ass off. My eyes narrow at him and Lincoln must notice,
because he turns to his brother and pushes him hard enough that he falls to the
ground. That makes Liam stop. He gets up and dusts the dirt of his uniform. “We
should go, Linc, we’re the last ones here.”
Lincoln looks around. So do I. Liam’s right, everyone’s
gone.
“I’m just gonna help Cam pack up,” Lincoln replies, picking
up the team equipment bag and chucking in the helmets and bats sitting by my
feet. He looks up at me again, and I can see how sorry he really is.
Standing to full height, I do my best to ignore the pain.
“It’s okay, Linc. Seriously, it’s passed now.” It hasn’t, but he doesn’t need
to know that. He finishes packing anyway and hands me the bag, it’s bigger than
he is.
I take it from his hands and look around again. “Your mom or
dad late to pick you up?”
“Nah,” Liam says, the laughter and amusement now gone.
“Lucy’s here.”
“Lucy?”
“Our sister,” Lincoln explains.
They both turn to the bleachers and so do I. A lone girl
sits at the bottom bench. Something flat, black and rectangular in her hand,
kinda like a tablet, I guess. Her foot’s rocking a stroller back and forth. It
strikes me as strange, because the girl looks familiar. She’s in my class, I
think. She’s a freshman and she has a baby? Stuff like that doesn’t happen in
our town and if it did, I’d know. Everyone would know.
“Lucy!” Liam shouts.
She doesn’t look up.
“Lucy!” Lincoln this time.
She still doesn’t look up, but her foot continues to rock
the stroller.
“Luce!” Liam yells again.
Nothing.
My eyes narrow before looking down at the boys. “Is your
sister…uh…hearing impaired?”
They both let out simultaneous snorts. “No,” Lincoln
answers, pulling his cap further down his head and looking up at me. His eyes
roll as he says, “She’s just reading.”

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*Release Blitz and Review* More than Forever by Jay McLean

Title: More Than Forever

Author: Jay McLean

Genre: New Adult

Release Date: July 12, 2014

MORE THAN FOREVER, #4 

-LUCY-
There is a love so fierce it cannot be measured. 
A heart so strong it will never slow. 
There is a promise so sure it can never lie.
He promised me that love forever.
Even when it wasn’t enough.
-CAMERON-
Forever. Everlasting. Eternal.
There is no measure of time. 
No sounds of the ticking of a clock. 
Just the rising and falling of the sun.
And our own sense of forever. 
But our forever isn’t always.
Review

Reviewed by Shera

Deserves MORE than 5 Stars☆☆☆☆☆!!!

More Than Forever is book 4 in the More Series and it just keeps getting better!! Like all the rest of the books by Jay McLean I seriously devoured this book in one sitting!  MTF is simply fanfreakingtastic, amazeballs, utterly delicious and an AHHHMAZING read, but we all knew it would be right?  LOVE THIS SERIES!

After reading More Than This with Jake and Mikaya, More Than Her and More Than Him which were Logan and Amanda’s books, I can honestly say I was MORE than Ready to read Cam and Lucy’s story.   You met them throughout the first three More Books and you couldn’t help but want to know “More”.

We all remember drunk Lucy, but this book oh my gawd, this book shows you who Lucy really is.  Lucy doesn’t have it easy and my does this girl have A LOT of responsibilities that someone who is 15 just shouldn’t have.

“If heartbreak had a sound, it would be her sob.” 

She is sad and “alone” in a sense.  A girl who refused to admit she needed some help with some things, always using the famous “Im Fine” line, but Cam saw it and was relentless until she let him in.  Once he was there, that is where he intended to stay. Cam is Lucy’s Savior so to speak, when Lucy falls Cam is right there to pick her up.

You go through Cam and Lucy’s entire journey and I LOVE the other characters come in here and there because honestly in those scenes it takes you back to their books, all which were simply amazing!  I love the banter that goes on between the entire group and it continues in this book!  Prepare for the rollercoaster ride of your life.  The ups and downs, twists and turns and that feeling you get just when you get ready to take that initial drop down the hill, you’re going to get it in this book.  The love all her characters have at such a young age just goes to show, love doesn’t care how old you are.  Once you find it, you find it.  This book will have you laughing, your heart racing and in complete tears.  You will feel EVERY single ounce of emotion that Lucy and Cam feel in this book.

“He made my impossible, possible. And he had absolutely no idea he was doing it.” 

Jay’s writing is simple but is not lacking one single thing.  Like all her other books, the writing flows effortlessly.  She has the perfect balance in this series and makes sure you want to continue flipping through the pages.  I absolutely adore this entire series!!   I would read it again and again in a heartbeat!  Well done Jay and Congratulations on another success!!

Excerpt4
 
Mom says that there’s absolutely no pain worse than labor.
For sixteen hours, so she says, she went through absolute hell. She jokes that
sometimes she wonders if it was worth it. I call bullshit. I say that nothing,
absolutely nothing, can feel worse than being hit in the junk with a baseball
bat. Lincoln’s eyes are huge as he grimaces. “I’m so sorry, Cam.”
I’m folded over myself, too preoccupied with the ache below
my stomach. Sometimes, there’s a delay with the pain. But not this time. This
time it was instant. I try to speak, but nothing comes out. He looks like he
wants to cry and I want to assure him that it’s all good—but I can’t. Liam,
Lincoln’s twin brother, is laughing. The little punk. I’ll be sure to make him
do extra shit next practice. “Cam, are you okay?”
I try to straighten, but it just makes the pain worse.
“Yeah, bud. I just gotta let it settle.”
“I swear I didn’t see you behind me.” There’s panic clear in
his voice and for a second I want to tell myself to suck it up and quit being a
little bitch, but I can’t do that either. The pain’s too overwhelming. Liam’s
still laughing his ass off. My eyes narrow at him and Lincoln must notice,
because he turns to his brother and pushes him hard enough that he falls to the
ground. That makes Liam stop. He gets up and dusts the dirt of his uniform. “We
should go, Linc, we’re the last ones here.”
Lincoln looks around. So do I. Liam’s right, everyone’s
gone.
“I’m just gonna help Cam pack up,” Lincoln replies, picking
up the team equipment bag and chucking in the helmets and bats sitting by my
feet. He looks up at me again, and I can see how sorry he really is.
Standing to full height, I do my best to ignore the pain.
“It’s okay, Linc. Seriously, it’s passed now.” It hasn’t, but he doesn’t need
to know that. He finishes packing anyway and hands me the bag, it’s bigger than
he is.
I take it from his hands and look around again. “Your mom or
dad late to pick you up?”
“Nah,” Liam says, the laughter and amusement now gone.
“Lucy’s here.”
“Lucy?”
“Our sister,” Lincoln explains.
They both turn to the bleachers and so do I. A lone girl
sits at the bottom bench. Something flat, black and rectangular in her hand,
kinda like a tablet, I guess. Her foot’s rocking a stroller back and forth. It
strikes me as strange, because the girl looks familiar. She’s in my class, I
think. She’s a freshman and she has a baby? Stuff like that doesn’t happen in
our town and if it did, I’d know. Everyone would know.
“Lucy!” Liam shouts.
She doesn’t look up.
“Lucy!” Lincoln this time.
She still doesn’t look up, but her foot continues to rock
the stroller.
“Luce!” Liam yells again.
Nothing.
My eyes narrow before looking down at the boys. “Is your
sister…uh…hearing impaired?”
They both let out simultaneous snorts. “No,” Lincoln
answers, pulling his cap further down his head and looking up at me. His eyes
roll as he says, “She’s just reading.”

☆☆☆☆☆

Other Books in the More Series

More Than This, #1

 
 
 
*Mikayla*

In one night my fairytale ended. Or it may have begun. This is my story of friendship and love, heartbreak and desire, and the strength to show weakness.

*Jake* 
One night I met a girl. A sad and broken girl, but one more beautiful than any other. She laughed through her sadness, while I loved through her heartbreak. 
*This is our story of a maybe ever after.* 
He was right. It made no difference whether it was 6 months or 6 years. 
I couldn’t undo what had been done. I couldn’t change the future. 
I couldn’t even predict it. 
It was one night.
One night when everything changed.
It was so much more than just the betrayal.
It was the Tragedy.
The Deaths.
The Murders.
But it was also that feeling.
The feeling of falling.
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**LIMITED TIME ON NOOK AND IBOOKS**
☆☆☆☆☆☆

More Than Her, #2

 
 
For every action there is an equal or opposite reaction.” For every choice you make there are rewards, or there are consequences. It was my choice to walk away the first time. And my choice to chase her the second. But sometimes you don’t get a choice, and all you get are the consequences.” “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” Unless that someone is Logan Matthews. Because loving him didn’t give me the strength to walk away. It didn’t give me the courage to fight for him. And when it was over, all it gave me was a broken heart.
 
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More Than Him, #3

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.” – Marianne Williamson

We live in a world of darkness and shadows,
where monsters hide and aim to ruin.
And they did.
They ruined us and turned our dreams into nightmares.
But now we’re back.
And we’re fighting.
Not just for us, or for each other, but for our light.

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Jay McLean is the author of the More Series, including More Than This, More Than Her, More Than Him and soon to be released, More Than Forever. She also has two standalones coming soon titled The Road, and Combative.

Jay is an avid reader, writer, and most of all, procrastinator. When she’s not doing any of those things, she can be found running after her two little boys, or devouring some tacky reality TV show.
She writes what she loves to read, which are books that can make her laugh, make her smile, make her hurt, and make her feel.

 
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You can follow Jay on Instagram and twitter @jaymcleanauthor. You can also find her on her blog where you can subscribe to her newsletter and get teasers and updates first hand, her Facebook or her fan group on Facebook or you can contact Jay directly.

All her other social media links can be found below.
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*New Release* In You Corner by Sarah Castille

In Your CornerNew Release! Hot Fighter Romance In Your Corner by Sarah Castille 

 

BLURB:

 

“You have to go. I won’t be able to control myself. I’ve wanted you so bad for so long and after I’ve been in the cage…I can’t think straight.” He gives a guttural groan and his fist clenches on my hip.

 

Primitive. Primal. His need speaks to me. I tighten my grip on his neck and rock up to kiss him. He takes over. His kiss is hard and demanding.

 

“Mine.” His voice is raw, savage and for a moment I truly believe he may lose control.

 

He rules in the ring

 

Two years ago, Jake and Amanda were going hot and heavy. But when Jake wanted more, Amanda walked away. Jake immersed himself in mixed martial arts, living life on the edge. But that didn’t dull the pain of Amanda’s rejection-until a chance encounter throws them together.

 

A high-powered lawyer, Amanda was a no-strings-attached kind of girl. But two years after her breakup with Jake, she still hasn’t found anyone who gets her heart pumping the way he did. And then he shows up in her boardroom, hot as sin and needing help…

 

But can he rule her heart?

 

Jake is darker, sexier, and impossible to resist. As their chemistry builds, Amanda’s not sure if she can stay in control, or if she’s finally willing to let him claim her body and soul.

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Excerpt: In Your Corner

“Don’t move.”

Totally immersed in painting the cupboard, I freeze mid–paint stroke at the sound of Jake’s deep voice behind me.

“What? Am I doing something wrong?”

He closes the distance between us and runs his finger along the back waistband of my gym pants, sending delicious tingles up my spine. Then he slides his hands around my waist, bared by the rise of my T-shirt as I stretch to reach the top of the cupboard with my paintbrush.

“Yes. You look too damn sexy. Do you know what it does to a man when he catches a glimpse of something he isn’t meant to see?”

“I hope it makes him tell the woman she can call off the panic attack and drop her arm,” I mutter as I do just that. “I also hope it makes him decide his hands might be of better use somewhere other than around her waist.”

Jake slides his fingers around to my stomach, resting them just over my mound and his voice drops to a low growl. “I could make use of them here.”

“So says the man who turned down a good offer just the other night at Redemption.” I remove his hands and turn to face him, putting on a brave face while inside I seethe. Who does he think he is coming on to me after brushing me off?

“No games, Jake. You made your position clear. I got that. I’m not interested in being screwed around.”

He presses his hands against the cupboard on either side of my head, caging me with his body. “What are you interested in?”

“Moving on,” I say honestly.

His pulse throbs in his neck and his eyes harden. “With whom?”

“No one right now.”

He gives a satisfied grunt as if I had just cleared up a question in his mind. “Everyone is out back having a good time. You should be there too.”

“There’s a lot of work to do. I want to get it done. The faster I open shop, the faster I can start my lawsuit against Farnsworth.” I slip under his arm and edge along the counter.

“You’ve been working since six o’clock this morning.”

Grabbing a clean cloth from the counter, I make an effort to wipe the grease off my face. “I’m used to working twenty-hour days. I’m not afraid of hard work.” But I am afraid of mercurial fighters who run hot one minute and cold the next.

His face softens, and he takes the cloth from my hand and holds it under the tap. The pipes gurgle when he turns the rusty faucet and water gushes out, skimming over the cloth and trickling into the sink below. Without warning, he lifts me and settles me on the counter.

“You don’t have to work like that anymore.” His voice is calm, soothing. I am momentarily lulled out of work mode and into heat mode as he eases his hips between my legs and reaches to turn off the faucet. “It’s Saturday night. Time to relax and have fun.” With a firm hand, he cups my jaw and then wipes the cloth gently over my nose, forehead, and cheeks.

His gentle touch, the warmth of his hand, his breath, minty and sweet, and his hard body nestled between my thighs all converge in an unbearable rush of sensation. I grab his wrist, forcing his hand away.

“Jake…I’m good. Really. There’s so much to do. I’ll come out when I’m done and I’ve cleaned myself up.”

“I like you this way,” he murmurs. “You look…cute. Real.”

“Real?”

He brushes his thumb over my cheek. “Amanda without the armor. Your clothes, hair, makeup…nothing is perfect. It’s just the real you. I never got to see the real you before.”

Torn between being mortified and pleased, I reach for another cloth. “Real Amanda is covered in dirt and has holes in her sweats.”

He traces a finger down my throat to rest in the hollow at the base of my neck. The room heats to one hundred degrees, and if I’m not mistaken, I hear the sound of my blood boiling.

“I like holes in sweats.” His voice drops, husky and low, and his finger continues its downward journey into the vee of my shirt.

“Jake…”

He traces lightly over the crescent of my breast. “I like dirty girls,” he whispers, his voice thick with desire. “I can’t stay away.”

Oh God. Every bit of warmth rushes to my center as his deep, sensual voice ignites one of my dark fantasies. Jake, straddling my bound body, growling commands, telling me what he’s going to do to me in the filthiest language I know. A soft moan escapes my lips and we’re back on the roller coaster again.

“This game you’re playing confuses me.” His heart beats strong against my palm when I lay my hand over his chest.

“Me too.”

“Then what are you doing?”

His eyes take on a feral gleam and my breasts tingle.

“Playing dirty,” he growls. Tangling his hand in my hair, he tugs my head back, exposing my throat to the heated slide of his lips. “Sometimes you have to stop thinking too much and just go with it.”

My breath comes in short pants as he sucks gently on the pulse at the base of my throat. Barely able to form a coherent thought for the pounding of blood in my temples, I scramble for sanity. “There’s too much between us to just go with it. We need to talk…”

His hand closes in my hair, twisting roughly. “Lawyers talk. You don’t look like a lawyer now. You look fucking sexy, and your mouth is all lush and pink and needing to be kissed. You want to talk, Amanda, or you want that kiss?” He nips the hollow at the base of my neck.

Pleasure and pain meld together and I whimper as a heated rush of sensation floods my veins. “Kiss.”

Jake smiles. “My dirty girl wants a dirty kiss.” Holding my face, he slants his mouth over mine and kisses me.

Soft kiss. Sweet kiss. Warm, firm lips tasting faintly of coffee. His five o’clock shadow brushes my chin as his tongue eases my lips open to stroke against mine. My body melts against him as he explores my mouth, leaving nothing untouched. Tongues wind and tangle. Two years of fantasies coalesce in a single rasping breath.

“’S not so dirty,” I mumble against his lips.

“Oh, you don’t know how dirty I can be.” Jake grips my hair and tugs my head back with a firm, hard yank, sending little bolts of lightning straight to my core. Then he kisses me hard and fast. Rough. His teeth scrape my bottom lip as his tongue dives deep, filling me, taking what I have to give and demanding more. The pounding of my heart shifts from lust to fear as he consumes me, and for a moment I worry he has forgotten I need to breathe.

When he breaks the kiss, I draw in a long, ragged breath. “You never kissed me like that before.”

“You were never like this before,” he murmurs, his fingers easing up my shirt, his thumb tracing over the crescent of my breasts. “Raw and open, vulnerable, needing my help. So fucking real.”

My breath catches in my throat as he explores, cupping and squeezing my breasts and then teasing my nipples through my lace bra until they are tight, aching peaks.

“My clothes. Take them off.”

Bio

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Sarah Castille, worked and traveled abroad before trading her briefcase and stilettos for a handful of magic beans and a home near the Canadian Rockies. She writes erotic contemporary romance and romantic suspense featuring blazingly hot alpha heroes and the women who tame them.

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The first book in the series (all standalone stories), Against the Ropes, was a Publishers Weekly Top Ten Pick for Romance & Erotica for Fall 2013 and was also a #1 Erotic Romance Best seller on Amazon. It also won the JABBIC contest for sexiest cover.   Buy Against the Ropes !