COVER REVEAL: ANIMATE ME BY RUTH CLAMPETT

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Title: Animate Me  
Author: Ruth Clampett 
Genre: Contemporary Romance  
Age Group: New Adult/Adult  
Expected release date: May 1, 2013
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She seemed far beyond his reach…could love draw them together?For years shy animator Nathan has carried a torch for Brooke, the beautiful and dynamic Director of Development at their animation studio, even creating B-Girl, a comic-book heroine in her likeness. When a new project throws the two of them together, lovestruck Nathan finally seizes his moment – only to find Arnauld, head of the animation studio, claiming exclusive rights to Brooke’s affections. But Nathan, it turns out, is not giving up on his dreams so easily. With inspired determination, he sets out to be the super hero of wooing his girl. Threatened by his persistence, Arnauld plays dirty – only to spark an uprising at the studio that unleashes the sort of havoc only a building full of frustrated animators can create. While Nathan pulls out all the stops to win his B-girl, Brooke has to choose. Should she pursue the sparkling career that has taken her years to build…or follow her heart?    

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 Ruth Clampett, daughter of legendary animation director Bob Clampett, grew up surrounded by artists and animators. A graduate of Art Center College of Design, she has been VP of Design for Warner Brothers Studio Stores and taught photography at UCLA. Today she runs her own studio and as the Fine Art publisher for Warner Brothers Studios has come to know and work with some of the world’s greatest artists in the fields of animation and comics. From this colorful background comes Ruth’s first novel, Animate Me, a fun and sexy, unique and engaging contemporary romance. Ruth lives and works in Los Angeles, strictly supervised by her teenage daughter, who helps plan their summer around their yearly pilgrimage to the San Diego Comic Con.

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BLOG TOUR: SUICIDE NOTE BY TERESA MUMMERT

Synopsis: 

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Novel. Sometimes in life it feels like everything that can go wrong does, but everything happens for a reason. A relationship crumbles so someone else can mend the pieces of your broken heart. A change of plans can lead you to something you didn’t even know you were missing. You help others and discover that it was you who needed to be helped all along. 
Jenn’s life is nothing as she had imagined it would be. She is twenty-something with a failing career and her love life has officially ended with an ultimate act of betrayal. She is ready to throw away her dreams when a chance run-in with a soldier, dealing with his own misfortunes, alters her course and changes her perspective on life.

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My Review of Suicide Note

 This book is so awesome, when they say don’t judge a book by it’s cover that should also say or title, because this book isn’t what you’d think.  It’s a touching, beautiful story about life, love, misunderstanding and betrayal.  Oh and don’t forget second chances…


Shane is a soldier who has gone off to fight for our country. He leaves behind his fiancé who decides military life isn’t for her and leaves him for another man! The most cruel thing you could do to a soldier away in a war. Shane is on a leave and instead of heading home to base in North Carolina to face the woman who left him, he decides to spend the time with his cousin in Maine. While visiting his cousins office he finds a note, a note that he believes was written by his cousin.

Jenn is a sweet girl who tries her hardest to do right by everyone.  She is stuck in a well of self pity and sadness at the most recent developments in her life.  Her career isn’t what he wants and neither is her love life, of which she suddenly has none.  The betrayal she feels leads her to want to run away from it all and never look back.  
  
When Jenn runs into Shane something changes in her and in him. Can they get through the lies and betrayal that they have both been subjected to and find love again?  That is a good question…

The character in this book are simply fantastic. They both have so many issues to deal with. Love, loss and betrayal among a few. This story was so touching. I laughed and cried and felt the emotions both Jenn and Shane endured. I found myself easily able to relate to them both, from my own personal life experiences.  Shane is totally swoon worthy… This book is a must read!   I was smitten with the story from the very beginning and it lasted right up until the last word… 

I’ve never read a book from Teressa that I didn’t love and this one was no different!  5 Stars to this fantastic read.  I highly recommend this book to all!

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Author Bio: 
I was a Russian spy at the ripe age of thirteen, given my uncanny ability to tell if someone was lying ( I also read fortunes on the weekends). By sixteen I had become too much of a handful for the Lethal Intelligence Ensemble (L.I.E.). I was quickly exiled to the south of France where I worked with wayward elephants in the Circus of Roaming Animals and People (C.R.A.P.). I was able to make ends meet by selling my organs on the black market for pocket change and beer money. At the age of twenty three I decided to expand my horizons and become a blackjack dealer in Ireland. I loved the family atmosphere at Barney’s Underground Liquor Lounge (B.U.L.L.). People couldn’t resist the allure of Liquor up front and poker in the rear. Eventually I became tired of the rear and headed off to the United States to try my hand at tall tales. That is what brings us here today. If you have a moment I’d like to tell you a story.
(This bio is not to be taken seriously under any circumstance.)



Teresa Mummert is an army wife and mother whose passion in life is writing. She is the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novels White Trash Beautiful and Suicide Note. Born in Pennsylvania, she lived a small town life before following her husband’s military career to Louisiana and Georgia. Check out her website for samples and updates! TeresaMummert.com

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PROMOTIONAL TOUR POST: MATCHPLAY BY DAKOTA MADISON

Title: MATCHPLAY
Author: Dakota Madison
Publisher: Short on Time Books
Released: March 17, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult
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Book Description:
A Girl, a Guy, a Tournament and a Challenge
The Girl: At a time when most girls obsess about homecoming and high school prom, Rainy Dey spent her senior year caring for her dying mother. So when her father drops her off at college to start her freshman year, his words of advice to his bookish daughter are to start acting like a young person and finally have some fun.
The Guy: College senior, Aaron Donavan, aka Mr. Hot-and-Knows-It, is President of the Clubhouse, a social club for the college’s most wealthy and popular guys. Aaron can have any girl on campus except the one who challenges and excites him the most—Rainy Dey.
The Tournament: Every year, the senior members of The Clubhouse engage in a golf-inspired tournament to see who can sleep with the most freshman girls. When Rainy finds out about the tournament, she believes Aaron’s only interest in her is to score points by taking her V-Card.
The Challenge: Can Aaron convince Rainy that his feelings for her are true and that she won’t be just another notch on his tournament scorecard?

Excerpt from Matchplay


I glanced over at the keg and saw that Aaron and his two groupies were still standing there drinking and laughing. The girls were practically throwing themselves at him and he seemed to be enjoying every minute of it. When he caught me looking at him and our eyes met, I saw a flash of something dark behind his rock star façade. Was it pain? Was he not really enjoying all of the attention from the beautiful blondes as it appeared? The look was only there for a moment and then it disappeared when the blonde at his left whispered something in his ear, which made him grin, but Aaron was still staring at me. The scene both disgusted and confused me. When he winked at me and gave me a sly smile, I felt sick to my stomach. Did he actually think he could flirt with me while two girls were hanging off him? I revolted. 

“Can we go into the other room?” I asked. “It’s getting stuffy in here.”
“Sure.” Josh looked around. “Or do you want to go outside? You can see the stars in the backyard and it’s a beautiful night?’
The stars sounded really good. The only problem was that we had to walk past Aaron and his girls to get out the back door.
“Let’s go outside,” I said. “If you don’t mind leading the way.”
“My pleasure,” Josh said as he placed his empty beer cup on the counter.
I made sure that Josh was on the side that would be closest to Aaron as we passed. It didn’t stop Aaron from staring at me as we walked by him. The blondes seemed oblivious to the attention he was giving me and I made sure I had the most vile and disgusted look on my face as we passed.  For a moment, he looked like I had slapped him but he quickly covered it up.  
When we got outside, Josh asked. “Do you know that guy?”
“What guy?” I replied even though I knew exactly, who he meant.
“The guy from The Clubhouse with the blondes hanging all over him.”
I shrugged. “Sort of.”
Josh looked very concerned. “Is there something going on between the two of you?”
I gave a chuckle as if it was the most absurd question in the world. “Why would you ask that?”
“Just the way he looked at you. Even though he had two girls on his arms, it was like he didn’t even care. He was just staring at you.”
I tried to minimize what Josh was saying. “We’re just partners in my art history class. We were assigned to work on a project together. That’s all.”
“Are you sure?”
“Of course,” I said but I wasn’t sure at all.

About the Author
Dakota Madison has been writing since she learned to read and fell in love with books. When she’s not at her computer creating spicy new romances, Dakota is traveling to exotic locales or spending time with her husband and their bloodhounds.
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BLOG TOUR: DANGEROUS REFUGE BY ELIZABETH LOWELL


Synopsis:
Beautiful, sweet Shaye and dark, dangerous Tanner don’t have a lot in common. He’s a suspicious big city cop come home to his family’s ranch and she’s a bleeding heart who works for a group that seeks out ranches to conserve after the owners have passed away.
But the suspicious death of Tanner’s uncle at his ranch throws the two opposites together and sparks fly.
Working as a pair, using Shay’s sweet personality and town connections, as well as Tanner’s experience, they set out to find justice – they never expected to find love along the way as well.
They both say it will just be temporary but when Shay is put in danger, Tanner realizes that he’ll give up just about anything to save the woman he loves. But will he have to sacrifice his life to save hers?
My Review of Dangerous Refuge
When I started the book I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.  I’ve read books labeled in this genre before.  This book was good, it was a solid story and Overall I would rate it 4 Stars.
The story started off a little slowly for me I really like a book to suck me in within the first to chapters.  For me this book was a little slower to develop but once it got moving it was good.  Elizabeth paid fine attention to detail throughout the book with detailed descriptions I felt like I could completely visualize the locations she too us to.
What a crazy and tangled up story this ended up being.  Shaye was very likeable, always wanting to do the right thing and be kind to everyone even when they don’t deserve it.  She was almost too generous to a fault and led her to be slightly naive.   Her first meeting with Tanner totally cracked me up because he was such a jerk!  Typical for a brooding cop that’s had his wrist slapped.  Tanner is a bit of a short fuse and has no room in his life for bullshit.  
When Tanner arrives in Refuge and his cop radar starts going off he will stop a nothing to find out what happened to his Uncle.  He never believes what he is told but the local sheriff and police officers.  He knows that he is surrounded by lies but he has to fight to get to the bottom of them. 
All the while he is falling for the beautiful Shaye, he starts to realize just how much he feels for her when her life is put into danger.  He will and does stop at nothing to protect her.  
As they uncover the lies and deception they also find each other.  It’s a great story and all fairly believable especially the small town bureaucrats.  Living in a small town growing up here all my life I know a thing or two about the small town politics and I have to say a lot of that was spot on!  
Strong and likeable characters are always important in a good read and I felt that this one had all the elements that are necessary for an enjoyable read.  
At times I felt like the story was moving a little too slow but over it was an enjoyable read.  I would recommend if you like a suspenseful story with a romance embedded… 
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Author Info:
Elizabeth Lowell’s many remarkable historical and contemporary novels include New York Times bestsellers, Forget Me Not, Only Love, A Woman Without Lies, Autumn Lover and Winter Fire. Amber Beach, Jade Island, Pearl Cove and Midnight in Ruby Bayou were also instant New York Times bestsellers. Ms. Lowell has more than twenty million books in print. She lives in Nevada with her husband with whom she writes mystery novels under a pseudonym.
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BLOG TOUR: WANTED BY KIMBERLY KNIGHT

SYNOPSIS:

From the moment she first saw him running on the treadmill next to her, Spencer Marshall had fallen head over heels in love with Brandon Montgomery. After Spencer has a near-death experience she would rather forget, they do their best to move on with their lives, leaving their past behind them.

Thankful for a fresh start and eager to move on with her life, Spencer focuses on helping her best friend Ryan Kennedy plan her wedding. Everything seems to be going as planned when someone from Brandon’s past reappears. Can Spencer and Brandon survive the coming days as they struggle to deal with ghosts from the past?


My Interview with Brandon

I decided to take a trip to San Francisco to meet up with the handsome Brandon Montgomery. Being from the east coast, it’s nice to see the other side of the country.  I’m so excited to have this interview with him and when we discussed where to go, I suggested Scoma’s in Sausalito, which happens to be where Brandon and Spencer had their first date.  It’s a beautiful afternoon though––no rain in sight… I also don’t think my meal would end quite the same way either! HA!

I walk into the restaurant and instantly see Brandon, he is kind of hard to miss and I know I am smiling ear to ear… seeing him in person is soooo much better than what I had in my head… (fans face)


J: Well hello there Brandon, it’s so nice to meet you. (holding out my hand to him, omg is he freaking hot)


B: Hi, Jennifer. Nice to meet you too. (he shakes my hand back. OMG I touched Brandon Montgomery.)


J: Shall we get a table and start the interview? (I wink at him but I have no idea why… ha he’s getting the better of me with that charming smile of his.. ack)


B: Yes, please. (Brandon tells the hostess that there will be two for lunch)
J: So I bet that this place brings back some fond memories for you huh? (I smile at him mischievously the innuendo evident in my tone…hehehe…)
B: It does. One of the best nights of my life. (Brandon blushes and smiles)
J: So tell me, what was your first impression of Spencer the very first time you laid eyes on her?
B: My heart stopped the very first time I saw her. I had just come out of my office to get some water and looked down and saw her walk onto the treadmill. She was gorgeous. I told Jason that I needed to go workout instead of continue with the meeting we were in. He gave me shit for it but I think he was happy later because that lead me to get my ass in gear and break-up with Christy for good.
J: Aw yes, Christy. We will talk about her in a bit. So, I love to ask this question of men when I interview them.  Give me one song that you feel describes your relationship with Spencer.
B: That’s a no brainer––Down on Me by Jeremih and 50 cent. (Brandon and I laugh) No, but really, I would say, Crazy Love by Van Morrison but I like the Michael Buble version better. Every word of that song describes my love for Spencer and I hope, her love for me.
J: I’ve read your story obviously, so I want to talk a little about Christy, she’s one crazy girl.  While you were with her did you ever get the hint that she was unstable as she is?

B: Not at all. She was clingy but I never thought she was a murderer or would stoop that low.
J: She really does creep me out, I don’t think that I have ever seen someone go to the lengths to hurt someone the way she did, and then the attempt on Spencer’s life.  What went through your mind when you found out what was going down?
B: Spencer. All I thought about was Spencer. Luckily, I was only a few blocks away and I ran my fastest to get to her. I don’t think I would of survived if something would have happened to her.

J: Let’s lighten the mood a little bit, what is your favorite quality in Spencer?
B: Her smile and how strong she is. Not physically…well she is strong but I mean, she is a strong person on the inside. The shit that has happened to her this past year has tested her––and I. I’m tempted to never let her out of sight again. (Brandon laughs a little)
J: Ok let’s talk football… I’m a HUGE COWBOYS FAN!  Who is your favorite all time Cowboy?  I’ll tell you mine if you tell me yours (I giggle a little hehehe….)
B: It’s a toss up between the two that were mentioned in Wanted. (Brandon winks at me––obviously not wanting to give anything away)
J: Mine is Michael Irvin..  That man could just flat out play ball!
B: Yeah he isn’t bad either.
J: So tell me one thing that we don’t already know about Brandon Montgomery. (I wink at him and get that killer smile… eeeekkkk… I flush, I can feel the red in my face… He must not look at me that way!!!!)
B: I’m a secret agent. Haha, just kidding. Let’s see… Oh, I can sing and I have something planned for my big day. (Brandon smiles again)
We were all finished with our lunch and ready to depart… I was sort of chuckling about how his first date with Spencer went after they left this restaurant… hehehe…
J: Well Brandon, it was really nice to meet you. Thank you so much for hanging out with me and chatting.  I really wish you and Spencer all the best in the future… I can’t wait to hear more of your story.
B: It was my pleasure. Thanks for coming out here to meet up with me. Spencer was bummed she couldn’t come.


I shake his hand and make my way out of the restaurant concluding my afternoon with the handsome Brandon Montgomery.  He really is adorable and so striking in person, I can see why Spencer loves him so much!  That’s about all we have folks.  If you want to read Brandon and Spencer’s story, read Wanted by Kimberly Knight.   
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My 4.5 Star Review of Wanted by Kimberly Knight

I was honored to be chosen to be a part of Kimberly’s blog tour for Wanted.  I loved the first book in this series.  You never know what to expect in a sequel.  Often times I find that they are too loaded up with sex and no real content or story that adds value to the plot or moves the story in general forward.  That WAS not the case with Wanted in fact there is so much drama it made my head spin most of the time. 

From the moment the book starts off we find Brandon and Spencer piecing back together their lives.  After the attempt on Spencer’s life by a crazed and delusional ex girlfriend who tried to kill Spencer in Brandon’s condo.  They are attempting to put life back in order and forget about the betrayal and attempt on Spencer’s life.  
 
Spencer throws herself into helping her best friend plan the wedding of her dreams.  But the drama and chaos of her and Brandon’s life isn’t far behind when a not so welcome person from Brandon’s past appears out of nowhere, well at least it seems like nowhere, things once again turn into a life threatening event for Spencer.  

I don’t really think that Spencer could find anymore trouble if she tried.  Dear lord this girl walks the thin line between extreme happiness and the edge of death!  Kimberly stepped up the game in this sequel and it did not disappoint.  I was finding myself questioning how much more poor Spencer could possibly take before she needed to be committed to the psych ward.  She’d already been through a lot in the first book and then in this book when  (I can’t tell you what happens cause that would totally spoil it, but its really crazy good)  I am certain you will say what are you freaking kidding me this cannot possibly happen to her!  That was exactly what I was saying to my iPad when I got to that pivotal plot moment!  Not that there weren’t about a dozen before that but this one will make you EEEEKKKK out loud!  

This book did introduce a new character Blake Montgomery, Brandon’s playboy brother.  He is a charmer NOT and WOW was I a little shocked at his less then kind treatment of women… Womanizer has a new description and it’s Blake Montgomery… I think we need to see a lot more of him in the future!!! (hint hint) He was a surprise that I wasn’t expecting in this book and a great new character to add depth 
 
The love that Brandon and Spencer have for each other is solid.  Their relationship is realistic and follows the normal patterns of a couple in love and dating.  They haven’t known each other long but when you find your true soulmate time doesn’t really matter does it?  You just KNOW that it is the right person and you are meant to be together and that is what they have.  I cannot tell you how this book ends but it involves a dog and a house and a hot man and a little love making and a BIG moment, that had me swooning for quite some time! You’ll have to read it to find out what happened… 
 
Overall the book is a great follow up.  I love reading Kimberly’s books because San Francisco has become one of my favorite cities to visit, so seeing the familiar names of places makes me happy.  We are left with questions because yeah she did it!  The cliffhanger to leave us all with a book hangover waiting on the next installment… 

WHO’S AT THE DOOR KIMBERLY????? 

I have a feeling she has had to see that question more then once from readers…  Until next time pick up a copy of Wanted today and enjoy this wonderful suspense filled romance.  Happy Reading!

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About The Author:


Office Manager/Paralegal by day, Author by night. Oh who am I kidding, I write at work too!

What would you like to know? Send me an email at authorkknight@gmail.com.

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Blog Tour: The Morning Star by Tania Penn

SYNOPSIS:

Being the daughter of Lucifer keeps seventeen year old Dawn Belial busy. For almost her entire lifetime, she has been trying to think of a way to free her Archangel mother, Michaela, whom her father has held captive for centuries. She’s also attending high school – balancing trigonometry, history, and recruiting souls for her father along with her wicked half-sister, Venus.

There has been no time for love until she meets mysterious Gabriel, a British exchange student. As they fall in love against their will, she discovers a startling secret about him, and a shocking connection to her mother that changes everything.

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Excerpt from The Morning Star:

We stood feet apart just continuing to smile at each other. He turned to look at the water bowl, and dipped a finger in it.
“You look hot.” I said, then covered my mouth with both my hands. “What I mean, that’s a nice sweater, but seems a bit hot.” I corrected myself. “Kind of stuffy in here.” But yeah, come to think of it, I did mean it the other way as well.
“May I?” He asked raising his index finger. I swallowed. Now, in theory, dad did say that it wouldn’t burn me. He had never tried it himself though.
“I’m not catholic.” I countered tersely.
“I think it’s customary when you walk into a church, to bless yourself.”
“I’ve never heard that.” I said wide-eyed.
He looked around. “I think it is.”
“What if I’m blasphemous and un-blessable?” I half-heartedly teased, trying to avoid this somehow. Imagine trying to explain that at a funeral, how your skin is bubbling and boiling?
“Everyone can be saved.” He said, furrowing his brows and exhaling heavily now standing inches from my face.
I stood firm. “Do it then.”
“I hope this doesn’t burn. You being blasphemous and all.” He turned his head to wink. I closed my eyes as his finger approached my forehead. I could feel his cool, wet touch against my damp, warm skin, making a figure of a cross. And then.
Nothing.
Just like dad had said. I exhaled a sigh of relief and slowly opened my eyes. Or was I just breathing hard because he touched me? Probably both.
“How was that?” He asked, kissing my cheek. I turned to face his mouth.
“I think I like this much better.” I said, tracing my tongue across his upper lip, then biting his lower one.
“Such a naughty girl in a place of worship.” He cupped my face delicately, kissing me on the nose. “Come on, we have a funeral to attend. Not the time and place for this, sweet face.”
“Morbid third date, don’t you think?” I winked at him.
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My Review of The Morning Star

 I have read a lot of books about the fallen angels and I have to say this one had a unique aspect to it.  A lot of the characters are names that were familiar of course but the story line was unlike any I have read in the past.  

A forbidden love between two unique one of a kind celestial beings, brings to light a whole wealth of conflict in this story. Dawn, the daughter of Lucifer (known as the Morning Star) has a deep love for her father, which leads to a misguided understanding of her mother.  She will do anything to make him happy which includes doing his bidding on earth and helping to recruit for his army along side her half sister Venus.  Venus reminds me of the evil step sisters in Cinderella.  Boy is she wicked!  She’s a temptress all right, and she is one sadistic girl.

Dawn is a confused girl, because she wants to have human feelings and fall in love, but she is far from human and she holds the key to something her father wants very much. Throughout the book she learns the secrets of the past and when faced with her own bout of betrayal she is quick to judge and discount the real truth behind the lies. She jumps to embrace her evil side and pledging her undying love once again for her father and his mission. 

The lengths that her father is willing to go to, to get what he wants betray her trust and love in him and threaten the lives of the ones that she loves.  The question is can she realize what is right and wrong before it is too late?  Well you’ll have to read it to find out… 

Over all the story was good.  I have to say that I would have liked a little bit more of the romance between the two main characters.  I didn’t feel like I could full believe that they were in love with each other and ready to fight for it.  I also would have liked to see more of a connection with her mother in the story.  The characters needed a little more development and there were a few things that I thought could have been left out that didn’t really help move the plot forward.  Other then that the story line was different from anything I have read and the writing was solid.   If you enjoy books about the fallen angels then I think you’d enjoy this book.  

I give this book 3.5-4 stars I’m sort of in between there. 

I’m anxious to see what Tania does with the story in the second book.  Oh and a warning if you don’t like cliffhangers wait till the series is finished because this book leads to more…    

Happy Reading!!!!

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About The Author: 

Tania Penn
Author of debut young adult novel, The Morning Star. Currently working on the sequel, Equinox, as well as a chick-lit, rom-com, slightly sleazy and funny story with a twist, Catching Frogs. And, because I’m loco in the roco, I’ve got about 12 more on the back burner. When I’m not writing I can be found kayaking, hiking, ninja-training, traveling, and taking a ferry over to the San Juan Islands to search for the elusive creature known as the “Orca.” I also am constantly adding ridiculous wants, needs, must-see’s and do’s to my ever expanding bucket book. 


I covet a delicious malbec with a rare steak and make a killer salsa.


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PROMO TOUR: BITTER ANGEL BY MEGAN HAND

SYNOPSIS:

Torn between two realities.
A choice that will mean life or death.
She won’t know anything… until she wakes up.
College sophomore, Lila Spencer lived Friday night twice. She doesn’t know how or why, just that she did. As if she split in half and went in two different directions.
Out clubbing with her friends, Heather and Nilah, the girls rock it out and party hard. What begins as an innocent night will lead to a deadly fight for their lives, and Lila might be their only chance for survival.
In bed with her boyfriend, Jay, Lila is safe and warm as she drifts to sleep in the arms of the man she loves. Until she is sucked into a horrifying nightmare of her friends’ deaths.
As the sunlight warms her face on Saturday morning, the two scenarios collide. But there can be only one outcome. Will she wake up in her warm bed with Jay by her side, devastated and grieving for her friends? Or was she there to save them?
The answer is just the beginning.

Title: Bitter Angel
Author: Megan Hand
Release date: April 1, 2013
Genre:  Contemporary/Thriller
Age Group:  New Adult
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 Bitter Angel Excerpt:

As Nilah hooted and woohooed, it took less than a minute for her Infiniti G35 to reach illegal speeds. Her hollering was a painful side effect of her birthday high. If she weren’t driving, she’d have probably stuck her head out the window and let her ears flap in the wind. From the front passenger seat, Heather was blowing on her French manicure, even though her nails were way past dry.
I leaned forward from the back, an elbow on each of their seats. “Where is this place again?”
“We went there once,” Nilah reminded me. “It’s near that Fourth Street Park place we went to last time, but we’re going to dinner as soon as we get into town. I made reservations at the most expensive seafood place I could find.”
Grimacing, I sank back into the plush, heated leather. I’d never been a very big seafood fan, but it was Nilah’s birthday. Her day, her rules. We’d always had that tradition for our birthdays—we got to pick where we ate, what we did, and go wherever we wanted on our special day.
I sighed, already missing Jay. At that moment, I began to daydream that I was clawing my way out of the car, curling into a ball, and rolling to a stop on the concrete. Then, magically uninjured of course, I’d race back to him.
When I came to my senses, however, I was overcome with a very strange sensation. Like I didn’t have to imagine it.
Because I was still with him.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

At twelve, Megan decided to write a novel. A month later, she quit. A reading junkie by nature, she started writing again in her twenties as a way to get the voices out, because who wouldn’t want to create a Real Living Person out of thin air? Megan also plays the piano and sings. She teaches little kids and takes pictures of pretty butterflies. She eats way too much chocolate, is sort of a mad scientist with her blender, and spends an unhealthy amount of time LOLing on Facebook and Twitter. She lives in Ohio with her husband and very smiley son. Bitter Angel is her first published novel.
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Twitter: @MeganHandWrites
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Blog Tour: Reckless Abandon by Andrea Randall!

 Synopsis:

November Harris is lost. After a failed romance with musician Bo Cavanaugh, Ember is left struggling to regain her true self. The problem is, Bo won’t go away and Ember’s stance is firm—she doesn’t want him back.

Adrian Turner, Ember’s ex-boyfriend-turned confidant, is patient with her heartbreak, but he can’t hold back his own feelings forever.

As she sorts through her past, in an effort to plan a solid future, Ember will find that sometimes even the best laid plans bow to the soul’s desire for reckless abandon.
 Excerpt from Reckless Abandon

When the doors ding closed behind us, I slam Adrian into the side of the elevator by my mouth. “Never do that to me in public again,” I curse in the short time my tongue leaves his mouth.
I feel his grin against my lips. “Don’t worry, baby. Anything else I plan on doing to you has to be done in private.”
We tear blindly through his door in a hurricane of need five years in the making. I glide backward with each step he takes forward, until my hips are backed up against the kitchen island. With the height of my heels, I’m able to lift up on my toes slightly and shift myself onto the marbled surface. Once anchored, I kick off my heels and wrap my legs around his waist.

“You have condoms right?” I breathe onto his collarbone as I explore the peaks and valleys of his muscles with my lips.

 My Review of Reckless Abandon:
To say that I was excited for this book might be a bit of an understatement!  I was really really excited!  I loved Ten Days of Perfect!  I am so honored to be a part of the tour for this second book in the series.
When we left off in Ten Days of Perfect November had been shattered by secrets and lies at the hand of Bo, the man she fell hopelessly in love with in such a short amount of timeOf course there was Adrian Turner her ex-boyfriend is there waiting to pick up the pieces of her heart and try to piece them back together.  

So I was expecting really good things from this second book in the series and I must say what I got was AWESOME! 

There were moments where I wanted to reach out and choke Ember because I thought she was being super flaky.  She tries so hard to rid her life of Bo after the deception but no matter how hard she tries it just never quite works for her.  She has a job that she will not give up because she believes in the importance of it, but that puts her right back in Bo’s world and though they agree to go their separate ways, the magnetic pull to each other cannot be denied or discounted

There is a part in the book that took me hours to recover from, I can’t tell you what it is in case you haven’t read the book, if you did read it you know what I’m talking about.  This part was EPIC.  I was shocked.  In fact for quite some time I sat saying NO FREAKING WAY THIS IS NOT HAPPENING… I even think I may have messaged Andrea somewhere in the midst of my BIG UGLY CRY about it.  Once I finally go over the cry fest that happened I was able to settle back into the story.  And what a whrilwind it was from that moment till the very end. 

There was some really great steamy scenes in this book!  Bo is downright loveable and I find myself always wanting to give that man a big hug.  You will be frustrated at times, you will do the big ugly cry at times and you will want to scream too… But in the end you will have a smile plastered on your face and be completely warmed from the inside out… Andrea has a way with her writing that will do that to youI truly feel that Bo and Ember are soul mates and that they should live happily ever after.

Can they both overcome the past and their baggage and move on from all the heartache?  

Well you‘ll have to read the book to find out!!!!!  5++++ STARS for this awesome sequel…

AMAZON:
http://www.amazon.com/Reckless-Abandon-November-Blue-ebook/dp/B00BQYNNE4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1364864658&sr=8-1&keywords=reckless+abandon

BARNES & NOBLE:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/reckless-abandon?store=allproducts&keyword=reckless+abandon

About the Author:

I started writing poetry long before writing fiction. I firmly believe Poetry is a solid foundation for all other forms of writing. It taught me that a single word can make or break the world.
I write fiction because my characters have a story and they want me to tell it.

I hope you enjoy the pieces of my soul that I share with you.
Twitter: @ARandallAuthor

Email: aga6@cornell.edu

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COVER REVEAL: CAUTIOUS BY E.L. MONTES

CAUTIOUS BY E.L. MONTES  
COVER REVEAL!


Are you ready for this one… It’s beyond awesome! 

Cautious Synopsis: 

Marcus and Mia share a LOVE stronger than others, but their relationship was built on LIES and deceit. Cautiously they continue to struggle for what they desire more than anything, each other. Though, that comes with a price… one that involves more HEARTBREAK and deception. Can they survive another disastrous path? Is their love strong enough to defeat all the obstacles, all of the BETRAYAL? Not all broken relationships are repairable, but Marcus and Mia try their hardest to fight for themselves and for each other.



YouTube Link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbKlorItIa0

Sequel to: Disastrous (Disastrous #1)
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16041169-disastrous

Author Bio:

E.L. Montes lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and their English bulldog. She has a bachelor’s degree in legal studies and works full-time as a paralegal. She always loved writing and finally placed time aside to debut her first novel, Disastrous, in the fall of 2012.

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