BLOG TOUR: SAVAGED BY NACOLE STAYTON


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Title:  Savaged
Author:  Nacole Stayton
Genre:  Contemporary Romance 18+
Publication Date:  September 12, 2014
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~Synopsis~

The twist of a knife shredded Niko Kincaid’s world all around him, leaving him with two choices—accept his fate and die, or fight to live.

He chose to fight, but the aftermath became a daily reminder, carved into his once flawless flesh.

Despite years of self-imposed solitude, Niko hungers for companionship and suffers from an aching loneliness that the darkness cannot satisfy. He temporarily soothes his pain with women, hired women, whose only purpose is to service him.  Easy.

He didn’t expect a complication like Cambree Evans, but desperation corrupts even the most innocent.

When emotions blend with lust, will Cambree’s softness and ability to look past Niko’s flaws be the one thing that releases him from his own personal hell?

Will the monster in the dark prove that his savaged heart is worth saving?

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My Review:

So I have read every book that this young lady has written and there is no doubt that she has talent.  I really enjoyed her first book so much.  I couldn’t wait to dig into Savaged and see what the fuss was all about with this Niko!

From the very beginning you will be sucked into the story of a young man with a tortured soul and past.  He’s been left disfigured and for dead, living daily in his own personal hell.  He’s had to make some hard and fast decisions in his young life, the things he’s seen and knows are nothing any child should have had to deal with.  Your heart will break for what Niko has witnessed and expierenced.

Cambree is a breath of fresh air when it comes to the female lead in this book.  She’s broken and life has thrown her ever obstacle that it possibly could and yet here she still stands.  She’s willing to do what it takes to have her grandmother taken care of.  Even if that means accepting a strange and indecent proposal.  You’ll question her morals and her standards at first but given the situation I couldn’t have seen her making another decision.

At first Cambree and Niko are like fire and water… Too hot to touch and too liquid to ever form a solid ground to stand on.  They both have so many issues and struggles to work through.  During the course of this story you will find yourself questioning how much can one person really take before they break completely and can’t be put back together again.  I loved the play of light/darkness in this book.  I really did enjoy Niko’s character and the twist in the book might shock you a bit.  Sometimes people aren’t always what they seem, and look are almost always deceiving…

I gave this one 4 stars and the only reason was because there were a few things that I would have like to have seen expanded upon and taken a little further.  I was expecting a little more time with Cambree and Niko before the book ended. It felt a little bit rushed at the end of the story, and there were a few themes I would have liked to have seen changed.  Overall still a solid read and not something that would change my recommendation.  Niko was worth it!

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Nacole Stayton is the Amazon Bestselling author of The Upside of Letting Go, as well as other new adult and contemporary romance titles, including A Graceful Mess and In the Lyrics. She is twenty-something years young and currently resides in the Bluegrass State where she spends her days working at a local hospital in the billing department and nights writing vigorously on her current novel. She has a passion for helping others and wears her University of Kentucky gear proudly. While her husband loves all things outdoors, Nacole enjoys the finer things in life, like getting pedicures while reading on her Kindle. She is passionate about her faith, family, and The Vampire Diaries.

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Blog Tour: Jealousy (From the Inside Out Series) By S.L. Scott





Synopsis:


We shared a love that regulated every heartbeat and every breath we took. It was all encompassing. I thought our love could withstand time and anything thrown our way.

I was wrong. So wrong.

I used to be happy. I used to be Juliette Weston when Dylan Somers filled my life with promises of love and a happy ever after. But when he took my heart and broke it into a million pieces, I became someone else entirely. In one afternoon, I lost my soul mate. I lost everything I knew myself to be.

Three years later, the man who destroyed me is back.

To assuage his guilt? To finish the job? It doesn’t matter… I won’t let him this time. I’m stronger. I’ve moved on. He won’t affect me.

This is a story of love and betrayal. Pain and loss. Happiness and fate. It’s about finding your true destiny.

This is our story.

And it’s not for the faint of heart

My Review of Jealousy:

Jealousy brought about a new set of feelings in this 2nd installment of the From The Inside Out series.  When I left off in Scorned I still wasn’t sure who I would be rooting for in the end of all this.  I really wanted to love Austin but there was just something about him I couldn’t put my finger on.  Dylan on the other hand I was upset with for his childish behaviors and poor decisions but I still understood in a way where he was coming from.  Sometimes temptations are hard to resist.

After reading Jealousy I am 100% Team Dylan!  I really have always believed that everyone deserves a second chance.  Weather Jules could accept Dylan’s heartfelt apology and understand why he did what he did was what remained to be seen. 
Jules really has a struggle with her decisions, but I feel like she rushes into things just to prove a point at times.  I’m not sure she truly is “in love” with Austin or if it is the safety of knowing his a good man and will take care of her and not hurt her in the long run.  But there are never any guarantees and she truly struggles with his long trips overseas and the growing distance it causes.  
Dylan has his work cut out for him.  There are some amazing scenes throughout this book that solidified my choice in Dylan for Jules.  While I harbor no ill will toward Austin I truly think that Dylan is her soul mate.  Sometimes when we are apart from our true love it makes us realize what we had, what we want and what we will do anything to make ours once again. Dylan proved in this book to me that he knows the real Jules.  I believe she only gives to Austin what she wants him to see, and part of that is because she’s afraid to give more then that.  Dylan truly stole my heart and I was left at the end of this book wondering where would we go next…. Only to find out I can pick… I’m still not sure if I will read them both, since I really want to see her be with Dylan in the end and see how he can redeem himself and make her see that their love is forever… 
Again as always S.L. Scott writes an angst riddled tale that keeps you guessing and on the fence as to who’s side your on.  With each book she writes I fall more in love with her gift of telling a story and her sexy, fun and realistic characters.  If you haven’t read Scorned and Jealousy I challenge you to read them and see if you can choose a side.  This truly is a reading adventure!  I give Jealousy 5 stars I love these books…
Book #1 Scorned

Book #2 Jealousy



1 Woman 2 Endings – You Choose – Team Dylan or Team Austin. 

Sept 29 read one or both to see how it all plays out.






Ever since that fateful day, I became an expert at avoidance.
Avoiding attachments. Avoiding relationships. Avoiding love. 
My company became my constant, the only companion I needed… until a chance encounter with Jules Weston. I met her at a most vulnerable moment. Despite the tears that streaked her face, I fell in love the first time I ever laid eyes on her. needed her in my life.
She was broken, but I knew I could heal her. I would wait until she let me into her heart, allowing me to love her. And maybe, just maybe, one day she could heal me too.

















Four years ago, I was tempted with money, prestige, and power by a woman who offered to give me the world. That lifestyle came with a price. I had to leave the love of my life—the one person who had already given me everything I would ever need. 
Today I watch Jules Weston in another man’s arms. Wanting… needing her back in my life again. But there are obstacles that keep us apart. Her boyfriend. Her best friend. Her anger that has raged inside her over the years. 
Despite those, I’ve returned to take back what’s mine. The one thing I regret leaving behind—her heart.




S.L. Scott is a former high-tech account manager with a journalism degree pursuing her passion for telling stories. She spends her days escaping into her characters and letting them lead her on their adventures. 


Live music shows, harvesting jalapenos and eating homemade guacamole are her obsessions she calls hobbies.


Scott lives in the beautiful Texas hill country of Austin with her husband, two young sons, two Papillons and a bowl full of Sea Monkeys. 


Her novels include Naturally, Charlie, Good Vibrations, and A Prior Engagement.


She welcomes your notes at sl@slscottauthor.com.




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Blog Tour: One More Chance by Abbi Glines

Synopsis:

#1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines continues the unforgettable story of Grant Carter, the irrestible playboy who first captured readers’ hearts in Fallen Too Far.
The second installment in a never before published New Adult duet by #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines, ONE MORE CHANCE  is the follow up to the smash hit TAKE A CHANCE, and concludes the story of Grant Carter, a fan favorite character, and Harlow.
She was it. His one. His only. Then he made the mistake of letting her go.
After fighting his way into Harlow Manning’s heart—and revealing a side of himself no one had ever seen before—Grant Carter destroyed his own heart by giving in to his greatest fears and doubts. Months later, he’s stuck in a miserable routine. Work relentlessly. Beg his best friend Rush for news about Harlow. Avoid all other friends. Leave nightly voicemails for Harlow, pleading with her to come back to Rosemary Beach. Fall asleep alone. Repeat.
Miles away, on her brother’s Texas ranch, Harlow can’t bring herself to listen to Grant’s voicemails. Though she wants to be with him, and knows he regrets letting her go, she doesn’t know if she can trust him. When he discovered the truth behind her sheltered upbringing, it shattered their relationship, but the secret she carries now has far greater consequences. Can she risk giving Grant one more chance, or will the gamble ultimately destroy her?

With her signature passionate characters and sizzling connections, Abbi Glines debuts another steamy, page-turning novel that will leave readers desperate for more.

“Only Abbi Glines can pull off a heart-wrenching love story like this.”
Tammara Webber, New York Times bestselling author
ONE MORE CHANCE by Abbi Glines
Paperback | On Sale: 09/02/14| ISBN: 9781476756578
| $15.00 | 256 pages | eBook: 9781476756592

My Review:

I have to say that I loved Grant from the moment that he tried to help Blaire and she pulled a gun on him in Fallen Too Far. He and Rush run neck and neck for my favorite male in this Rosemary Beach series. So to say I was excited when I read Take A Chance might have been an understatement. At the end of the book I was left feeling hollow. I hurt so badly for him and for Harlow. Now in One More Chance we get the continuation of their story…

This book blew me away. Abbi gave us a synopsis that left us dying to know what the complication was going to be. We were left wondering what it was after reading it, and most of the time you have to get through 40-60% of the book to finally get the secrets. Well Abbi wasted NO time at all and give us the plight of Harlow immediately! Thank you for not making us wait… However that little bit of information left us with a world of emotions to get through in the rest of the book… Brilliantly played Abbi!

This is not an easy read by any standard. I cried, and then cried some more. Abbi did a fantastic job with this delicate situation. She stayed true to her characters convictions throughout the book. Harlow was one determined woman in this book, and I have to admire her strength. Even in her weakest moments of this book she was still being the strong one. Grant on the other hand, well, he was a hot mess. It was a refreshing reversal of roles for a change. His emotions were up and down and all over the place and rightfully so. We see a whole new side to his character in this book. You could feel his love and desperation to change the situation and the possible outcomes. But no matter what, he was going to support Harlow. Even if he didn’t agree with her, and that takes real courage. My feelings for him grew ten fold in this book. I adore him so much and I’m getting teary just remember the pain and anguish he endured through this story.

The kicker in this book was Nan… Now I have always HATED her… I know HATE is a strong word, but come on already. Her unnecessary hatred of Blaire gets to you after a while. But in this book she does something so out of her character that when it happened I literally broke into a sob… If you could see me while I’m writing this I have tears again. Seriously! This moment in the book just tore me in two. I feel like Nan finally recognized that she could do something good for a change and possibly repair part of the damage she’s done even within her own family. I haven’t become a Nan Lover by any means but I feel that everyone deserves a chance to be redeemed and I hope that in the next few books maybe she will carry on this path that she began.

As always Abbi writes a beautiful story, chocked full of emotions, shocking moments and fantastic characters that make us want to live in their world. If I could live in Rosemary Beach this is the group of people that I’d want to surround myself with. No matter what happens or what their differences are, they are always there for each other when push comes to shove (even Nan). If you haven’t read this series yet pick it up today and start, you won’t be disappointed! 5 stars seems to few for this gem, but I’m happy to give it the highest of recommendations!

 ABBI GLINES is the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. A devoted booklover, Abbi lives with her family in Alabama. She maintains a Twitter addiction at @AbbiGlines and can also be found on Facebook and at AbbiGlines.com.