COVER REVEAL: EASY TO LOVE YOU BY MEGAN SMITH

Author: Megan Smith
Title: Easy to Love You (The Love Series Book #2)
Release Date: August 2nd, 2013

Synopsis:

Hunter finally has MacKenzie Cahill, the girl of his dreams. A horrible accident finds those dreams threatened. As their lives change, secrets begin to surface. These revelations could prove to be either the downfall of Hunter and MacKenzie or the catalyst that strengthens their bond.
 

Hunter has painful choices to make. Will he realize what he has before it’s gone? He knows what he must do to save his future, but will he be leaving everyone else in his past?
 

Will the bond between the two families be strong enough to keep them together?

 
 
 
 

About The Author:

Megan is the author of USA Today and Amazon Bestselling novel, Trying Not To Love You.

She lives in New Jersey, with her husband and son.

During the day Megan is behind a desk purchasing computer equipment. At night, she’s writing and planned for her next release or chasing around her very active son.

COVER REVEAL: WHEN IT RAINS BY LISA DE JONG

Title: When It Rains

Author: Lisa De Jong

Expected Release Date:  September 21, 2013

Genre:  New Adult Contemporary

Cover Designer: Mae I Design & Photography

Cover reveal organized by: Shh Moms Reading



Synopsis

One night changed my life forever.

Beau Bennett has been my best friend since I can remember. He was my first crush before everything came crashing down, and now he wants more, but it’s more than I can give him. Things are different now. I wish I could tell him why, but I can’t.

I haven’t told anyone.

I never knew how much I really needed him until the day he left for college, and I was completely alone.

Then one day, Asher Hunt rides into town with his dark, captivating eyes and cocky grin. He doesn’t care who I used to be, he’s simply breathing life into what’s left. People warn me to stay away from him, but he helps me forget the pain that has held me hostage for so long; something I thought was impossible before he walked into my life.

I’ve been hurt.

I’ve been saved.

And I’ve found hope.

I thought my story was written that night, but now I know it was only a new beginning. Until one secret turns my world upside down…

Again.

Teaser 

            When you live in small town, there’s not much to do on a fall Friday night after a football game.  When the season started this year, some of the upperclassman at my high school decided that we should all have a bonfire after each game. It was really an excuse to drink and hook-up: two things I wasn’t interested in but I always went to hang out with my friends anyway.

            That’s where I was that night. 

            The night I retreated into darkness, where the night sky had no stars, the day had no sun, and all hope was drained from my body.
            The night my life ended.

            And Beau Bennett wasn’t there.  If he had been, he would’ve saved me, just like he always does.  He was grounded that night for staying out past curfew the Friday before; in fact, it’s the only weekend I remember Beau ever being grounded. 

Life is a series of coincidences and that night, coincidence screwed me over.

The most important thing I lost was my entire sense of self.  It took seventeen years to build my foundation and it took mere minutes to tear it down. 

I hate him.

The old Kate’s gone…and she’s never coming back.

And I’ll always hate when it rains.

About the Author

Lisa De Jong is a wife, mother and full-time number cruncher who lives in the Midwest. Her writing journey involved insane amounts of coffee and many nights of very little sleep but she wouldn’t change a thing. She also enjoys reading, football and music.

BLOG TOUR: NO GOING BACK (TIMING IS EVERYTHING #2) BY ERIKA ASHBY

Synopsis:

Life isn’t always about fairytales and happily ever-after’s according to Seth Jordan. After having his world shattered and heartbroken beyond repair, he had always sworn off the idea of love. He was perfectly content with continuing his life with worthless one night stands and no strings attached sex. That was until one blue-eyed blonde managed to seep into places he thought were cemented shut.

Like a jack hammer, Mallory Prentice came into Seth’s life and cracked the hard exterior that surrounded his heart. She’s the one woman he was starting to feel might be worth taking a chance on.

But life doesn’t always hand you the easy road. Sometimes you are constantly hit with the bad and have no hope of any good ever showing up.

Will Seth and Mallory realize that ultimately they are the ones who are in control of their life’s outcome? Will they embrace the future and fight for their own happiness, or will they keep lingering in past mistakes and let it keep them apart?

Life is all about forgiveness and second chances. Once you come to that conclusion and just go for it, there is…no going back.

Jenn’s Review of No Going Back
So for those that know me know that I was a huge fan of Seth from the first time we met him in Moving Forward.  If you haven’t read Moving Forward Book 1 in this series you will need to read it, it is the foundation for Seth and Mallory.  So I fell in love with Seth before this book even came out and yes even with the Epilogue at the end I was still in love with this Rocker!  I have a thing for the bad boys especially when they are singers in a band!!!!!  
I knew that this book was going to put me through the ringer and boy did it ever… At times I found myself wanting to hug Seth and then I was met with the times where I wanted to take a baseball bat to his knee caps… Yeah it was definitely a love/hate relationship at times.  But Seth is misguided and deceived throughout this book, but not just his disgusting Ex but by his own family at times… The truth ALWAYS comes out and Seth finds this out the hard was several times throughout the book.  He gets hit from every angle with secrets and lies that he has been told his whole life.  Even from the people that he trusted most.  It was heartbreaking to watch at times… These were the times I wanted to snuggle him!  
Mallory she’s a HOT mess in this one… When she is rejected by the one man she is ready to open up her heart too, she gets crushed… So the very beginning of the book opens up your heart and forces it to bleed for this woman… She knows the pain all to well from her years of family rejection… But when the unthinkable happens to Mallory the one man that she rejected Nick is their to help her put the pieces back together.  Nick is sweet I’ll give him that but, that’s all it was… He was sweet… Mallory herself makes some really poor decision when it comes to Nick… I wasn’t too happy with her during this part of the book, but you can relate she just wants to be loved unconditionally and Nick does that for her, but is that enough????
In the end after having some hair pulling moments I was pleased with the end of the book… I can’t give away ANYTHING here it would ruin the end of the book… I had some minor issue in the storyline but they didn’t distract from how much I enjoyed the characters and the book itself.  I think that Erika does a great job with Seth and Mallory, their story is twisted and tangled and she did a great job unraveling both characters from their worst fears… 
I give No Going Back 4.5 stars… Thank you Erika for giving me Seth Jordan… He will forever be in my heart as one of my favorite Rocker Book Boyfriends!  
Teaser from No Going Back
“What’s this guy’s name you ask? It’s called the Teeter Totter. Now this lil puppy is a battery operated tease on steroids…meaning one minute it will have you screaming its name, about to come your brains out, then the next minute it pulls back just enough to keep you from going over the edge. Tricky little fucker if I do say so myself.” She smirks.

“Who comes up with these names?” I ask as I pass the Teeter Totter over to Jesika. She’s finally starting to loosen up and actually taking the time to inspect the toys as we play show and tell with them.

Holly just shrugs. “No fucking clue Mal. But they’re pretty genius. And for all you twats that are too shy to wave your pride and joy pleasure mobile around for everyone to see because you want your kinky ways to go unknown and your boring missionary status sex life that you lead everyone to believe you have, when in reality you want nothing more than to be a freak between the sheets, we have the small, compact and very durable Dazzler. It’s guaranteed to bedazzle your clit into oblivion.”

I watch Jesika as the realization of that being the toy I had bought her registers on her face. “This is it,” she mouths. I nod and she blushes. “Oh, and last but certainly not least – The Unforeseen Cliffhanger. The Wicked Cliffy as I like to call it. We have this sort of love hate relationship. It feels so good. You think you have plenty of time to take in all the goodness it makes you feel…then BAM. It’s over. You’re coming undone before you even got to experience the full buildup. It definitely leaves you crying like a baby in a fetal position screaming WHY? But at the same time saying thank you…you rocked my world and I need more NOW.”

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About the Author:
Being born an “Army Brat”, Erika Ashby has been residing in Oklahoma the last 10 years finally putting an end to the nomad tendencies she had grown accustomed to. She’s a happily married woman who has 5 kids between her and her husband. She has an insane passion for music and embraces her Inner Groupie any chance she has. It wasn’t until the age of 29 that she realized she also had a hidden passion for reading; before then she claimed to have hated it. Six months after unlocking that deep desire she never knew she held, she turned the key to another chapter of her life which has become the desire to write. And the rest is still history in the making.

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COVER REVEAL: IN THE END (TIMING IS EVERYTHING NOVELLA) BY ERIKA ASHBY

In the End by Erika Ashby

Release Date: 2013
Synopsis:
*Novella-Prequel to Moving Forward*

Jake Reynolds’ life had always been perfectly mapped out for him as he was growing up. The only time he ever felt like he had any control over it was when he was inside the cage—the same cage that held no for sure outcome. In his twisted mind being inside that ring with his opponent was the most freeing feeling. In that moment alone he was able to let his perfected guard down and be who he wanted to be. 

From the outside looking in, everything about Jake’s life looked perfect, but he knew that he wasn’t. His whole life had been set up for him before he was even born, and even though it’s not the life he wanted, he continued living it. 

When you have everything you could ever want at your fingertips, why screw it up? 

That was his mindset until the night Jesika showed up at his fight. He knew she was different from the get-go. He also knew he didn’t deserve her, but that didn’t mean he didn’t want to try. Jake had skills inside and out of the cage and he was known to always get what he wanted no matter the risk. But was he willing to change who he had always been in order to keep the one that he thought was worth the fight? Will it all be worth it in the end?

About the Author:

Being born an “Army Brat”, Erika Ashby has been residing in Oklahoma the last 10 years finally putting an end to the nomad tendencies she had grown accustomed to. She’s a happily married woman who has 5 kids between her and her husband. She has an insane passion for music and embraces her Inner Groupie any chance she has. It wasn’t until the age of 29 that she realized she also had a hidden passion for reading; before then she claimed to have hated it. Six months after unlocking that deep desire she never knew she held, she turned the key to another chapter of her life which has become the desire to write. And the rest is still history in the making.

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BLOG TOUR: MORE THAN YOU KNOW BY ALEXANDRIA RHODES

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Title: More Than You Know
Author: Alexandria Rhodes
Genre: New Adult Romance
Publication Date: May 14, 2013



Synopsis:

After surviving a devastating car accident that took her father’s life, Bryn Woods feels like she has nothing left in her hometown of Savannah, GA. Along with losing her father, her boyfriend, Tyler, unexpectedly leaves town the same time of the accident. Feeling alone, broken and confused, Bryn leaves Savannah for college in New York City to escape her heartbreak.

Four years later, Bryn returns to Savannah to live in her childhood home. Slowly, she begins to let the people of her past back into her life. She lets the protective walls she’s built to protect herself crash down around her. As she begins to find love again with Tyler, secrets start to unravel themselves about his past. Tyler has secrets of his own. Secrets connected to the death of Bryn’s father. Secrets Tyler didn’t even know he kept. 

Carrie’s Review of More Than You Know
This book took me on a roller coaster of emotions! I loved it and really took to the characters especially Bryn, and Tyler.

Bryn is devastated after her father dies during a horrible car accident, he saves Bryn’s life by shielding her and he doesn’t make it.

When Bryn turns to Tyler her boyfriend and one true love he leaves her with no explanation! She is left on her own with nobody to turn to and no answers to why this is all happening to her! She decides to pack up and move away to get away from it all, and never look back.

Four years later Bryn is forced to move back to Savannah and take care of her old house and her fathers things that were left when he died. Her world is turned upside down seeing Tyler and, her best friend Charlotte again. She knows she needs to get answers but is afraid of what they might be.

Tyler is a great guy and when you read his reason for leaving you are upset he didn’t tell her, but you understand why he didn’t. He loved her that much to not put anymore worry on her. He was afraid to tell her the truth.

The huge twist I think I saw coming but loved it! It had me on the edge of my seat wondering if I was right. You want Bryn, and Tyler together and know they are meant to be right from the start! This book touched me personally because I have a baby with heart problems, and know first hand how real and scary that is for everyone involved!

I loved the ending where everything comes together, and Bryn always having apart of her Dad with her forever was so amazing! Thank you Alexandria Rhodes for this wonderful story about hope, fate, second chances, and forever love! I give it 4 stars!

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About the Author:
 
Alexandria Rhodes is a first time novelist from the good old state of Ohio. She is a recent college graduate with a degree in English and Creative Writing. Alexandria has always known she needed to write and has been doing so ever since she bought a typewriter at a garage sale when she was nine. With hundreds of pages of plot ideas, scripts and character descriptions, it is no surprise that she finally came around to writing a book.
Alexandria enjoys reading, writing, reviewing, spending time with family, tweeting (a little too much) and traveling, especially to Savannah, GA and New York City.  Her writing is heavily influenced by her surroundings and the people in her life. She hopes that her stories will touch the hearts of her readers.


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BLOG TOUR: TWINSEQUENCES BY JENN FOOR


Synopsis:

I’d shared everything with Ivy since we were born. She was my exact double. We were only two minutes apart. I never thought that my own twin sister would steal away my one chance at happiness, but that is exactly what she’d done. She didn’t even know that I was in love with him. How could she? Ivy was too busy being Miss Popular to notice what I wanted.

After having my heart broken, I’d decided to leave my town, and my sister, to go to college out of state. For the past four years, I’d done nothing but work to make a life for myself. We were still the best of friends, but going home was too hard for me to face and I hadn’t been back since they’d gotten married.

I wanted my sister to be happy, even if it meant I never would be. She didn’t have the brains, or the successful future that I knew was coming to me.

But, she’d always have the one thing I wanted.

The one thing, I could never have.

Stoshua Wheeler.

A late night phone call brought me back to town. I should have never considered her request. It wasn’t right to pretend to be her, but she said she was in trouble. I had to help her.

I’d dreamed of being her for five years. I envied their relationship. I wanted her life.

What was I willing to risk to take it for myself?

I’m Willow Green and this is my story..




Excerpt from Twinsequences

It was awesome seeing her tied to the bed and struggling to get free. She knew I wasn’t screwing around anymore. I walked over and ran my hands up Stosh’s chest, making sure she was watching. I grabbed the collar to his shirt and pulled him down to meet my lips.

I liked that our plan was working.

“You like watching his lips on me? Just wait until later. You’re going to get the show of your life!” I took Stosh by the hand and we walked out into the living room. I knew she’d be in there, trapped and sobbing.

After I showered and got myself comfortable, we made sure the house was locked up and went out for a movie. It was important for people to see us getting around together, like nothing had ever happened. We didn’t have to pretend to be in love, I don’t know which one of us was showing it more. Stosh couldn’t keep his hands off of me. I couldn’t stop looking at him.

It all still felt like a dream. I guess when you fantasize about something for as long as I did, it makes the reality of it hard to believe.

After the movie, we headed out to a coffee shop and talked about our future.

Did I feel wicked?

Maybe a little.



TOSKI’S REVIEW OF TWINSEQUENCES

This is a book that makes you very curious of what it will be about.. I am a HUGE Jenn Foor Fan. HUGE. More importantly I am a HUGE Mitchell series fan so I had no doubt I would love this book as well…

You start out getting to know Willow and Ivy identical twin sisters  who may look alike- but as far as personalities they couldn’t be more different. 

Willow is smart, kind, and shy.. Ivy is popular, outgoing, and evil.
Willow would do anything for her sister.. Ivy would betray anyone to get what she wanted.. 

Willow befriends a guy named Stoshua… She soon develops strong feelings for him but will never admit it because of how shy she is.. 
Soon Ivy pursues Stosh for herself and this absolutely devastates Willow.. 

After graduation when Ivy decides she is going to marry Stosh (of course she has an evil scheme going) Willow decides to move away for college and start a new life.. She closes off that part of her life and has no intention of EVER returning..

Flash forward 2 whole years.. Ivy contacts Willow and desperately needs her help.. Talking her into coming and “pretending” to be her.. Pretending to be Stoshua’s wife.. Pretending Ivy’s life is hers.. Which is what she had always dreamed of..

ALOT of drama and crazy stuff goes down and I was in total shock at a few parts of this book.. WOW, did “that” just happen? REALLY? Yep, it did! NOOOOO. HE WOULDN’T – BUT YEA HE DID! <– yep, those are about right.. total craziness!!

I am giving this book 4 stars… Partially because it was a tad confusing but maybe that was just me.. I thought it was so far fetched in a couple scenes I just did not quite “believe” it .. BUT the steam.. JENN FOOR DOES NOT DISAPPOINT IN THAT DEPT EVER. HOT. That woman is the QUEEN of bringin’ the HEAT! 
I was almost at a 4.5 but the end was where I was a tad “empty” .. I think needed Willow to redeem some “stuff” and she didn’t.. but overall.. I LOVED this book.. it captivated my attention and was sucked you in needing more.. Wanting answers.. – Definitely a very different read with an very interesting story line .. 
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About The Author:

Jennifer Foor is a YA and Contemporary Romance Author. She is married with two children and spends most days running around like a chicken with her head cut off. She enjoys reading (especially Indie Authors) watching shows from her DVR, and writing.

Jennifer Foor is the Author of the Mitchell Family Series, The Bank Shot Series, The Somonian Series and several stand alone books.


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BLOG TOUR: TRUST BY L CHAPMAN

Synopsis:

Lovely Megan Madden has lost her faith in men. But this has not kept her from the joy of her best friend’s up coming wedding. While in London shopping for the big event, Megan’s life takes a surprising turn when a quick drink brings changes to her life she never saw coming. Join in the roller coaster of emotions Megan must endure as she attempts to regain her TRUST.

Who knew a quiet drink could change your life?

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COVER REVEAL: WITHOUT BOUNDARIES BY CJ AZEVEDO

                        Without Boundaries (Without #1)                                

Release Date August 9th

Cover by Regina Wamba at Mae I Design

Synopsis

Bailey Hayes moved across the country ten years ago after a tragic accident left her motherless. Distraught, confused and just sad, Bailey opted to leave the only life she has ever known to attend college at NYU. Determined to not experience the loss of a loved one again, Bailey keeps her one friend that she made as a freshmen in college. And that’s it. She dated during her college years but she never let anything really stick. Not trusting herself enough to give her heart and not get hurt she was satisfied with the life she led. That is until she met the handsome, confident and successful Hollister Harrison.
Bailey was swept off her feet instantly with his charm and charisma. Six short months of dating, she finds herself moving in with him. The minute she had her bags unpacked, the fun loving romantic she fell hard for was starting to dwindle away as he became unnecessarily possessive and borderline abusive. Bailey insists on making her relationship work in fear of repeating her past and making a haste decision by leaving too soon. On a weekend when Hollister is out of town, she meets a guy. A beautiful charming guy whom she feels an obvious attraction for, but also a unique connection with. The beautiful charming guy is none other than her running partner’s brother. Bailey finds herself in an oddly nice predicament.
The beautiful charming guy is none other than her running partner’s brother. Talon McAllister has chosen to dedicate himself to his family’s business his entire adult life. He adores his parents and his sister and hockey. Not leaving much time for anything else he has been single for years. Meeting Bailey Hayes changed his outlook. He wants her. He will do whatever he has to do to get her on the same page.
Finding out she lives with her boyfriend deters him from his mission of getting her to be his. But when she calls and asks to tag along on his vacation with his sister, he can’t help but get excited. When he picks her up and sees her bruised and battered face he figures “game over” he is going to show her how she deserves to be treated. By the end of their first day together alone, Bailey propositions Talon with a brief relationship without boundaries and no lines to cross. He’s in… all in.
Will this brief encounter without boundaries relinquish her twisted sense of loyalty to Hollister or will she walk away from her greatest love for fear of repeating her past?

 

 

 

 

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BLOG TOUR: CURVES AND THE COWBOY BY JENN ROSETON

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Synopsis:

When curvy Sarah Grant comes home to Coldwater Springs after spending six years in the city, the last person she expects to bump into is sexy Chase McCord. After having a teenage crush on him for years, she thought she was finally over him. After all, why keep fantasizing about someone you can never have? But when Chase makes it clear he’s ready to claim her for his own, Sarah finds it hard to believe him. Can he convince her they were made for each other?

Tonya’s Review of Curves and the Cowboy

This story was short but so sweet. Every once in a while you need a short story to read just for fun. Chase and Sarah have had crushes on each other for years but have never acted on it or even told each other how they feel. Chase is a little older than she is. Sarah heads off to college and Chase tries dating but he can’t seem to get Sarah out of his thoughts. When he hears she is back in town to stay he decides it’s time for him to make his move. Sarah can’t believe that Chase McCord just asked her for a date!! She’s only been dreaming of this since she was in high school!! Now that she’s 24 and back in town to stay maybe it’s about time she tells him how she really feels.

This is a very quick read, Curves and the Cowboy is about a 20-30 minute read, depending how fast you read. The story was short and sweet and moves pretty quickly. You almost know where it’s going from the start. But who doesn’t like a story about two people who were so in love with each other for so long finally coming together?? Not to mention one is a cowboy!! I’m going to have to give this one 3 Stars but only because its not very long. I did like the storyline and the characters very much though. I like to get to know my characters a little better. I would definitely read more short stories by Jenn Roseton!

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Author Bio:

Jenn Roseton believes that romance and hot sex go together. When she’s not writing erotic romance, she indulges in delicious gourmet chocolate. Her books include the Hot and Sexy series, the Seduced by the Boss series and BBW Needs Hot Sex.  Find out about her latest news, promotions and new releases at www.JennRoseton.com

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COVER REVEAL: TORN BY KIM KARR

Title: TORN (Connections #2)
Release date: October 1, 2013

Rock star River Wilde brought Dahlia London back from the brink of hopelessness with his unwavering love and devotion. But their entwined history is about to test the strength of that love…

Dahlia was certain she had found true love and met her ‘Once in a Lifetime’ when she reconnected with River. But Dahlia’s world comes crashing down when someone from her past resurfaces, and all of River’s carefully hidden secrets are exposed.

River wants to show Dahlia that life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass—it’s about dancing in the rain! But how many times can one broken heart be mended? Will River and Dahlia be able to face the turmoil together or will they be torn apart?

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Title: Connected (Connections #1)

What if a ‘Once in a Lifetime’ could happen twice?

Suffering from a past full of tragedy, Dahlia London’s soul has been left completely shattered. Happily ever after is a far cry from reality in her world. But, when she is reconnected with her past, the bonds that form are irrefutable.

When River Wilde, lead singer of The Wilde Ones, comes back into Dahlia’s life, the intensity that fires their relationship combined with underlying feelings that have never died lead her to believe she has met her soulmate.

Struggling with confusion as old connections fade and new ones begin, Dahlia’s grief begins to lift–but guilt remains. River wants to be the one to mend all that is torn within her.

But with a past that is never really gone, can their future survive?

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