Monday, October 28, 2013

Book Promo Tour: Break My Fall by JT Cameron

 Break My Fall (book 1 in the No Limits Series) 
 J.T. Cameron 
Genre – New Adult, Contemporary Romance 

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 When Leah’s ex-boyfriend Kevin betrays her in a horrifically public way, she leaves town to spend her last summer of college in a place where no one knows who she is or what happened to her. 

 All she wants is a little peace of mind and some good surfing so she can regroup before returning for her senior year. 

 After his own tragedy a few years ago, Drew developed an entirely new and unique outlook on life and became a risk-taker, daring and dangerous, everything Leah wanted to avoid. 

But a bizarre encounter forces her to let Drew into her life, little by little, secret by secret. He’s smart, funny, persistent, and makes money in a rather unconventional way. 

 They share a mutual fascination and attraction, until her past with Kevin complicates her present with Drew, making Leah question her future. 

 Just as her life seems to be spinning out of control, Leah learns that sometimes you save someone by letting them save you. 

 (BREAK MY FALL, the first book in the No Limits series, is a complete, full-length novel that can also be read as a stand-alone.)

 I had talked to Drew on three previous occasions over the summer, each time wanting nothing more than to be left alone. Our fourth conversation took place the day I got arrested, and it changed everything.

 It was the middle of July and Tropical Storm Andrea was bearing down on the South Carolina coast. Most people were secure in their homes for the day, avoiding the winds and flash flooding, heeding the warnings of local officials. 

But to me, those warnings were made to be ignored, especially when the advisories called for waves that would be six to eight feet high. 

Surfing is how I find peace. It’s the purest form of escape I’ve ever known. I had always felt like that, but after what happened to me a couple of months ago, having an escape from everyday life was more critical to my survival than ever. 

I had fled from my life a few months ago, leaving Florida and ending up in the Charleston, South Carolina, area. I had escaped in a literal, physical sense, but I still craved the mental escape, and for me there was no better way to do that than riding waves. 

The tide was going out—a good thing in any tropical storm or hurricane—and as I walked across the sand toward the water, the incoming waves hurled themselves toward the beach, crashing violently and disintegrating, followed shortly by another, another, another… The waves here on Isle of Palms are sometimes pretty decent and surfing-worthy, but nothing like the ones provided by Tropical Storm Andrea. 

I walked into the ocean, feeling the undertow pulling at my ankles, almost urging me to go farther out, an urging I didn’t need because I was about to get in some of the best surfing I’d had since arriving here. 

Past the first few breakers, I placed my board down on the water, flopped my belly down on it, and began paddling. First straight out, then parallel to the beach, waiting for the wave that would take me back to shore. 

I chose my wave, paddling myself into position. My brain switched into what I call Surfing Escape Mode: 

I’m on the wave. It’s powerful. Rough. Almost violent. It pushes me. Lifts me.

 I’m free.

 I have to work to remain free—flexing my leg muscles; using my arms to balance my body; shifting my center mass to stay steady; all of this is work, hard work, but the payoff is being free. 

It’s usually over in a matter of seconds like that. But those real-time seconds are long dream-like minutes, and that’s exactly what I desire. 

The freedom didn’t last long that day, though, because as I trudged through the knee-deep water where the ride ended, I looked up and saw a cop. He stood facing me, a few dozen yards away up on the beach.

 I don’t know how long he had been there. Probably just a few minutes. But if he’d been yelling, I hadn’t heard it, thanks to the noise of the roiling Atlantic, and the wind. It was mid-afternoon, but the storm made it seem like dusk. Using his flashlight, the cop motioned for me to get out of the water and come toward him.

 I had a choice to make: either pick up my board and obey the officer, or ignore him and go back out for one more wave. 

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Charlene Soraia - Wherever You Will Go
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 J.T. Cameron is an author and major peanut butter addict. BREAK MY FALL, a New Adult contemporary romance, is available now. J.T. lives in Charleston, South Carolina, and when not writing, spends a lot of time reading, watching movies, cooking, and enjoying a night out on the town that hopefully doesn't involve interacting with the police. 

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Blog Tour: Play by Holly S. Roberts

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When Killian MacGregor, the hottest quarterback in the NFL, eyes the perfect pair of female legs, he spends an hour tracking the gorgeous woman in a room filled with rowdy teammates until one gets out of line.
Rebecca Cavanaugh, a long distance runner for the state team, intimidates boys and men with her quick wit and majestic height. The pre-season jock party isn’t her scene, but she’s roped into attending to provide her sister a sober ride home. Hiding in the kitchen to avoid the athletic sex fest, a drunken thug forces Rebecca to her knees, and waves a giant ding-dong in her face. Before Rebecca can extricate herself from the hairy situation, an unknown champion saves the night. When Killian assists Rebecca off the floor, she’s stunned into silence while staring at the sexiest man alive. Will Killian’s bad boy rep and Rebecca’s need for commitment, make this the most impossible “Play” of the season? Or, will Killian’s haunting past and need for victory destroy the most important game of his life? “Play” is intended for readers 18+. Enjoy with caution… this book contains adult situations, erotic sex, and more balls than a girl knows what to do with.

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I dissolved into the seat of his amazing car. A low moan escaped my lips but Killian just showed his dimples and buckled me in. I wondered what he’d do if I pulled him tightly against me and sniffed… for an hour or two. He opened his door and folded into the seat with absolute grace regardless of his size. “Ah hell,” he muttered and turned my way. Unlatching my seatbelt, he pulled me in for the most mouthwatering kiss I’d ever had. His lips, soft but firm, molded to mine. His tongue ran over my teeth, tasted, dipped deeper, and then plunged. He effortlessly slid out the elastic holding my hair before spreading his fingers to either side of my scalp. The kiss intensified and Killian made promises for the night ahead with his lips. He tasted so damn good. When he pulled back, I actually whimpered and smiled at the low rumbling growl that came from Killian’s throat. He took my lower lip between his teeth and pulled slightly before letting go. He put distance between us leaving me bereft. “We’ll eat at my house.” He kissed my forehead, reached over, grabbed the seatbelt, and fastened me in again. My hands went to my hair as I looked around for the hair tie. “Leave it.” I stopped my search but couldn’t help running my fingers through the mussed tangles. Killian’s hand captured mine. “No.” He released my fingers just as fast as he verbalized the one word. I wasn’t a pushover, didn’t have much experience with guys, but I had some. I should have argued, straightened my hair anyway, or even voiced some sort of displeasure. An electrically charged pulse shot straight to the junction of my thighs, and there I went and tried to stain his car’s upholstery. I kept my mouth shut.

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 Holly S. Roberts is the bestselling author of fourteen novels, and writes under three pen names. A romantic at heart, she fell in love at the age of twelve with a boy she saw across junior high school campus. Four years later, he took notice and she never let go.Her career in law enforcement gives her a reason to want romance, happy endings, and anything that takes her away from real life when she reads and writes. She can shoot a mean game of pool, toss back a straight shot of tequila, and recite the Gettysburg Address.Holly lives high in the mountains in the southwest United States with her husband, Rottweiler and Chihuahua.


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The author provided me a copy of "Play" for my honest review. 

 "Play" is the first book in the Completion Series--a sports themed series-- by Holly S. Roberts.

"Play" is the story of Rebecca, a long distance running college student, and Killian, the star pro football quarterback. It just goes to show you that something amazing can come from a bad situation. 

Rebecca has a negative self image of herself and no one can ever say that about Killian. He's an alpha male who knows exactly what he wants. And he wants Rebecca. With his help, she begins to accept herself more and falls head over running shoes. 

Killian is the stuff of dreams... from sex in the rain, games from the skybox and flights to away games, Killian sweeps Rebecca off her feet. 

"Play" is a love story. But it is not all touchdowns and wins. Killian has a pain filled past and a game day ritual that doesn't leave room for Rebecca or losing. 

The secondary characters of "Play": Rebecca's friends Amanda and Lyle; and Killian's team mates, his family Beth and Mike, bring so much to this story that you find yourself wrapped up in the whole story. 

And you find it impossible to put this book down. 

I absolutely loved this book and found myself cheering for Rebecca and Killian throughout this whole book.

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Release Day Event: Her by Carey Heywood

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You know her side of the story, now learn his. "It was useless. I felt branded beneath my skin by a girl who left without even saying goodbye." When Will Price was assigned a partner for a sixth grade class project he had no idea she would become his best friend. After years of friendship, she eventually became so much more. Then, one day she left with no explanation. Will’s life shattered right before his eyes and he was left alone to pick up the pieces. Floundering, Will must figure out a way to carry on, to find a way to exist without her. Seven years later, a chance encounter leaves him desperate to get her back. He has one week to make her his again. Not everyone gets a second chance with the love of their life and Will is determined to never lose her again.

 . Meet the Author updated carey heywood picNew York Times and USA Today Bestselling author. I make up stuff and write it down. Here are some things that make up who I am, in no particular order; Books, Swedish Fish, Rivers, Kids (I have some), Husband (I have 1), Dog, Wuss, Reader, Elephants, Mermaid Shows, Belgian Chocolate, Plastic Rings, Fizzy Water, Abs (I don't have them...well yes, I have them but they're nothing to look at I meant Abs that I like to look at), Twitter (@careylolo), Making up Words, Chair Dancing, Old Movies, Cartoons, Belgian Waffles, Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, People, Kayaks, Screen Porches, Laughing, Colored Paperclips, Junky Green Laptop, Golden Rule, Falling in Love, Jumping in Puddles, 
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While I did buy and read "Him", the author did give me a copy of "Her" to review. 

Most people will not read them back to back like I did. I think that actually takes something away from it. Not much, but I think it would definitely better to read them with some distance between them but that's just my opinion. 

"Her" is the story of Will and Sarah. With a twist. It tells you what happened with Will and Sarah from Will's point of view. In "Him" you learned about their relationship, what separated them and what drew them back together. From her point of view. "Her" glosses briefly over their past but focuses more on the events that bring them together again after several years and goes forward. 

You will fall in love with Will Price. While those that read reviews here know I do not like to give anything away, I feel safe in telling you that Will is dreamy. It is a beautiful story and, if truth be told, I think I like it better from Will's point of view. Maybe it's because I am a woman and I tend to relate more to how women think and feel; so it was really nice to get the story from his perspective and compare it to how Sarah felt about it and how she related to the same situations. I found it eye opening! 

I loved both of the books. I love feeling like I have the complete picture of their entire relationship because I have read both books. I like having a complete picture; it leaves no room for unanswered questions. 

Friday, October 25, 2013

Blog Tour: Being With You by Hazel St. James

Being With You (Redemption Series 2)
Hazel St. James
Genre – Contemporary Romance


How much is too much for a battered soul to handle? Tristan Hart is determined to get his life back together, without anyone holding his hand. Being bipolar doesn’t mean he has to be dependent on others, and he’s going to prove that come hell or high water. As he works one foot in front of the other, something keeps pulling him backwards. There are days he feels close to knowing what is holding him down, but then it slips away with his next breath.

With all these crosses to bear, he doesn’t feel worthy of affection and works hard at keeping an emotional distance between himself and those around him. Fate throws him a curve ball when he finds himself needing help from an unlikely source and his life tips upside down…yet again.

How many times can Tristan hit rock bottom before it’s too much? Has fate paved his road to redemption alone, or is there someone else that is meant to be by his side?

Author Bio

Hazel is a contemporary romance author from the Midwest. She incorporates some sensual BDSM themes, as well as many different facets of "vanilla" relationships. Her diverse background in a plethora of fields, from journalism, literature, graphic design, computer science, accounting, veterinarian medicine and even chemistry have given Hazel a diverse background on many facets of the very things that she writes about. She recently became a full-time author, giving up her day job to focus on her writing. And loving every minute of it! Hazel LOVES, LOVES, LOVES to hear from her fans! She is always willing to talk about whatever is on your mind!

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In the interest of full disclosure, the author provided me with both books in the series for my honest review. 

Let's just say, Hazel St. James could have been looking at some of my old journals when she wrote some of this book. I think I can safely say that never have I seen myself in a character as much as I see myself in Tristan. Will I be waiting for the next book in this series? Yes, without a doubt. 

Tristan suffers from a form of mental illness (although I do hate to use that word). In "Fighting For You", you meet him and see what leads to his breakdown. You meet Peyton and Gabriel and Susy. "Being With You" follows the story of Tristan and the steps he takes to try and become whole. 

While some who have not ever experienced the highs and lows that Tristan has might not be able to relate, Ms. St James does a great job of sharing a description that will hopefully open many eyes. For those of us who have lived parts of this tale, it is alarmingly accurate. 

I found myself marking the phrases that I have used before and it was easy for me to rally and cheer for Tristan. And to groan when yet another obstacle got in his way. As "Fighting for You" drew to a close, and Peyton and Tristan went their separate ways, you were left wondering how Tristan would heal without her. 

You knew he had to-- to ever find his way back to her-- but you knew he needed help and Susy became that aid. You become as invested in her as you do the others and you meet Caleb, Peyton's brother. 

I like a book with real characters suffering from real issues. Too many times we are given ideal after ideal and few of us seldom live up to the ideal. It's nice to see a bit of reality!


Fighting For You (Redemption Series 1)
Tristan Hart is just getting started out in the world, when he is handed a severe blow that breaks down every barrier he has ever erected. What gets left behind is a twenty-four year old tortured soul, searching for the road to redemption. 

Peyton Bauer is a natural born nurturer that wants nothing more than to care for those in her life. She carries her own past that she keeps carefully hidden from everyone. Peyton and Tristan are thrown together by fate and the attraction between them is instant. 
Tristan sees his recovery as slow going, but even still, he is ignoring a part of himself that often times appears in his dreams. Those dreams hold so much more than Tristan is willing to acknowledge and it holds him back. 

Tristan and Peyton struggle to find a happy medium for themselves as the relationship heats up. Tristan is left with a difficult decision that he doesn’t want to make.

How far will they go to hang on to something doomed to fail? Will Tristan’s life make strides in the right direction, or does his lack of foresight cause his world to come crumbling down?


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Monday, October 21, 2013

Brie Embraces the Heart of Submission by Red Phoenix – Cover Reveal

Release Date: October , 27, 2014

On the night of graduation, Brie Bennett offered her collar to the man who’d won her devotion during her time at the Submissive Training Center. 

The intimate encounters Brie enjoys with her new Master are hot and deliciously challenging. On the flipside, despite her newly acquired skills, she discovers that being a sub also requires maturity, intelligence and willing sacrifice. 

Her Master has a tragic past that he has kept hidden. She is unaware that someone is waiting in the wings, plotting to return and rip his world apart. Brie has troubles of her own, including an obsessive Dom who won’t let her go, parents who refuse to accept her new lifestyle, and a film that is struggling to see the light of day.

Brie’s journey with her Master brings both sweet ecstasy and unbearable pain. Friendships deepen and love grows, even as her life begins to crumble around her. To survive, Brie will need the strength of a love that binds her securely—heart and soul.


It shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone that I will be buying this book. I have all the serials that make it up but I will buy the complete ebook. And you know what else? I will buy this in paperback as well. I will then have Red sign it like she signed the before graduation series so that I can have a complete signed set. It's what fangirls do!

 Author Bio: 

 Erotica is a delicious fantasy created to entice both the mind and the body ~Red 

Red Phoenix is an award winning indie author who started her writing career in December of 2011. She is best known for her novelette, Brie’s First Day of Submissive Training, which was published in March of 2012. 

The little book created quite stir when it was released. Since then, fans have been riding the Brie wave with the sociable author. In October 2012, Red published the wildly popular eBook serial into novel form, Brie Learns the Art of Submission. She is currently writing Brie’s continuing journey in the serial titled After Graduation, due out in novel form September 2013. 

 “I am a happily married woman who believes, based on personal experience, that love conquers all. It is a running theme in my writing.” Red is a mother of three and wife to one. When she is not writing, you can find her on Facebook or Twitter interacting with fans. “One thing you will notice about my work, I’m all about variety. If a character beseeches me to write his or her story, I willingly give myself over no matter the genre or subject.” * Red Phoenix has a total of fourteen titles available as eBooks (not including serials.) 

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Julie Morgan News

My friend Julie Morgan is having a birthday next week and she thought celebrating with everyone would be the way to do it! She created a raffle and the prizes are FIRST a signed paperback of Fallen and SECOND a bag o'swag and a sneak peek into Fallen! Sound good? Great! The rules have been included in the raffle. Good luck and HAVE FUN!

I did the beta for this book and oh my, this is a contest worth entering let me tell ya!!

Believe it or not there is actually a second set of Julie Morgan news....

Julie is going to  The Novel Experience in Atlanta.
It will be her first book signing and she can take an assistant. I bet you can't guess who she asked to be her assistant. 

Yeah, me! Like I said earlier, I beta for her. For those of you that are new, betas read through the manuscript and give the author feedback and make corrections. Doing beta for a couple of authors is what reignited my love of editing. 

If you're coming, I'll be joining Julie some of your (and mine) other favorite authors while she signs our books, hand out swag and meets the fans.

 I hope you're coming and look forward to helping Julie, learning more about the whole process and meeting every one of you! 

She  have some swag to hand out and paperback prints of her debut novel, Fallen.  And you know I will be buying one to add to my quickly growing signed book collection. 

The event will be A-MAZ-ING!!! I hope you sign up and I'll see you in March 2014!

Book Blitz: Forget Me Not by Sarah Daltry

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Title: Forget Me Not
Author: Sarah Daltry

18+ New Adult romance

Lily had a crush on her brother's best friend, Derek for years - which led to their steamy night ten months ago in her bedroom. Now, Lily is going off to college and she and Derek are still going strong. However, when school starts, she realizes it's hard to maintain a relationship while also trying to live her own life. She and Derek find themselves falling apart and Lily has no idea where to turn.

Enter Jack. Everything about him is wrong for Lily and she knows it, but she can't stop herself from being attracted to him. When things implode with Derek, it's Jack who is there to pick up the pieces - and show Lily an entirely new set of experiences she didn't know she was missing.

Of course, Jack has his own problems and once Lily gets to know him better, she starts to wonder if she can handle all of Jack. When Derek reappears on the scene, Lily is forced to decide between two guys and herself. Can she find herself without losing the people who matter in the process?

See where it began in the short story, "Her Brother's Best Friend."

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Sarah Daltry writes erotica and romance that ranges from sweet to steamy. She moves around a lot and has trouble committing to things. Forget Me Not is her second full length novel, although she also has several story collections and two novellas available. Her other novel, Bitter Fruits, was available shortly, but is now in the contract phase with a major publisher. When Sarah isn’t writing, she tends to waste a lot of time checking Facebook for pictures of cats, shooting virtual zombies, and simply staring out the window.

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He moves closer and already my body is responding. He smells like cigarettes and leather, two smells I never thought were sexy until now. I want to fall into his body, to be wrapped in his arms, and I fight it. It’s wrong and it makes no sense. I have everything I could ever want. Jack is just a distraction.
“I’m not that kind of girl,” I tell him.
He steps closer still and kisses my neck. His lips are soft, which is unexpected, and it sends a shiver through me. Jack brings me in to his chest. I can feel his heart beating; it’s quickening and it matches mine. I feel his tongue sliding down along my collarbone. There is nothing like this, but I need him to stop. And yet, I never want him to stop. “I’d love to know exactly what kind of girl you are.”
Almost as if they are not my own, my hands slip between his jacket and his shirt. The heat of his skin burns me even through the fabric of his clothes. His lips continue to travel downward, but as they reach the curve of my breasts, something in me wakes up. I tear myself away from him and back up a few inches.
“I have a boyfriend,” I repeat. “I can’t do this.”
“Where is he?” Jack asks. His eyes are burning.
“Where is your boyfriend? You’ve mentioned him before, but you run into me a lot for someone who’s so in love.”

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The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway
The Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
Dandelion Wine – Ray Bradbury
The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Clockwork Angel – Cassandra Clare
Lola and the Boy Next Door – Stephanie Perkins
Days of Blood and Starlight – Laini Taylor
Red Moon – MA Grant

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Jake Barnes – The Sun Also Rises
Holden Caulfield – The Catcher in the Rye
Heathcliff – Wuthering Heights
Rochester – Jane Eyre
Will – Clockwork Angel
Etienne – Anna and the French Kiss
Hamlet – Hamlet
Ian – The Host
Bru – Summer Sisters
Samuel – The Lovely Bones