THE BLOG TOUR- THE DISAPPEARING GIRL BY HEATHER TOPHAM WOOD

 Synopsis:

Kayla Marlowe is slowly vanishing…
Last year, Kayla’s world imploded. Her beloved father died, leaving her alone with a narcissistic mother who is quick to criticize her daughter’s appearance. During her winter break from college, Kayla’s dangerous obsession with losing weight begins.
Kayla feels like her world changes for the better overnight. Being skinny seems to be the key to the happiness she has desperately been seeking. Her mother and friends shower her with compliments, telling her how fantastic she looks. Kayla is starving, but no one knows it.
Cameron Bennett explodes into Kayla’s life. He’s sexy and kind—he has every quality she has been looking for in a guy. As Cameron grows closer to Kayla and learns of how far she’s willing to go to stay thin, he becomes desperate to save her.
Kayla’s struggles with anorexia and bulimia reach a breaking point and she is forced to confront her body image issues in order to survive. She wonders if Cameron could be the one to help heal her from the pain of her past.

New Adult Contemporary-Ages 17+ due to language and sexual situations.
Toski’s Review of The Disappearing Girl:
Have you ever read a book that left you with such strong emotions,  it feels like the story was yours, or your sisters, or maybe could have been your best friend? This story touched me so deeply- I am still hungover hours later.. It will take me days to get back out of this emotional funk.. 

The Disappearing Girl is Kayla’s story- and you will feel every emotion with her.. EVERY.single.one.   Her father had passed away suddenly leaving Kayla, her mother, and her younger sister Lila to cope and learn how to live life without him.
Kayla is away at college, while Lila is still at home living with their Mother.. You find out right away- their Mom has a very unusual way of parenting her girls.. She truly focus’s on  outward beauty and has been a constant advocate to her girls about the importance of their looks..
Kayla then meets Cameron, the super hot credit card sales rep at her school and as much as she tried to avoid him- they end up going on a few dates and eventually dating exclusively…During this time Kayla decides she wants to lose a few pounds that she has put on during her years in college.. What starts out as innocent weight loss, soon spirals completely out of control. She quickly realizes how much life is based around food. Going out on dates or with friends becomes more difficult. Hiding her secret becomes impossible.. 

This book was so emotional- I cried through several chapters..
It’s a feeling as women – we can all relate.. The “just a few more pounds and I will be SO happy..” Those pounds do NOT equal happiness. This story did an amazing job of telling the UGLY side of eating disorders and still give you a romantic love story at the same time. I adored Cameron. In book boyfriend world- He could be Will Cooper’s brother.. SO sweet.. So supportive.. AND SEXY…The perfect package if ya ask me! 

There is one line that really stood out to me that I would love to share without spoiling.

“I was a prisoner to food and there was no reprieve in sight. Despite my weight loss, I was still unhappy with how I looked.” 

Although, I have not lived with a eating disorder- I could totally relate to not being happy with myself. I watched someone very dear to me wither away from anorexia and it’s absolutely heartbreaking. Beauty is NOT all about your looks, your weight, your hair, a NUMBER– Beauty radiates from within.. It shines so brightly that those “numbers” no longer exist. 


I gave The Disappearing Girl FIVE STARS
One star for opening and exposing a taboo topic, Two for  Cameron Bennett (I LOVE him), Three for the reality check about picking myself apart, Four for reminding me of what an amazing, loving, supportive mother I have and what I WILL be to my daughter, and FIVE for an amazing heart wrenching love story that is out of the box but still I felt to my core!


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About the Author
Heather Topham Wood’s obsession with novels began in childhood while growing up in a shore town in New Jersey. Writing since her teens, she recently returned to penning novels after a successful career as a freelance writer. She’s the author of the paranormal romance Second Sight series and the standalone The Disappearing Girl.

Heather graduated from the College of New Jersey in 2005 and holds a bachelor’s degree in English. Her freelance work has appeared in publications such as USA Today, Livestrong.com, Outlook by the Bay and Step in Style magazine. She resides in Trenton, New Jersey with her husband and two sons. Besides writing, Heather is a pop culture fanatic and has an obsession with supernatural novels and TV shows.


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COVER REVEAL: PRESENT PERFECT BY ALISON G. BAILEY

Present Perfect by Alison G. Bailey
Release Date: August 6th, 2013
New Adult Contemporary Romance
Amazing Book Cover by artist Robin Harper of Wicked by Design


Synopsis:

I’ve been unsure about many things in my life except for one thing, that I have always loved him. Every single minute of every single day that I have been on this earth, my heart has belonged to him. It has never been a question, never a doubt. The love had taken on many different forms over the years, but it had always been a constant.

Everyone has their definition of love. There have been countless songs sung about it. A gazillion books, articles, and poems written about it. There are experts on love who will tell you how to get it, keep it, and get over it.

We’re led to believe love is complicated. It’s not the love that’s complicated. It’s all the crap that we attach to it and put in front of it that makes it difficult. If you’re smart, you’ll realize this before it’s too late and simplify
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Amanda Kelly spent her entire life trying to control every aspect of it, while striving for perfection. Her obsession with being perfect, along with her feelings of worthlessness, consumed her. The one thing she thought was perfect in her life was the bond she shared with her best friend, Noah.

Everything was going according to her life plan until she woke up one day and realized she had fallen in love with him. The one thing she couldn’t control was the affect he had on her. Noah had the power to give her one hundred lifetimes of happiness, which also gave him the power to completely devastate her. He was the one thing in her life that was perfect, but she couldn’t allow herself to have him.

Her life begins to unravel. Events take over and force her to let go of her dreams and desires. She needs to realize that a person cannot control the events in their life, only their reaction to them…but will it be too late for her to save her relationship with her best friend? Present Perfect is a story of how past events have present consequences and how perfect your present could be if you stopped fighting and just allowed it to happen.

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Excerpt from Present Perfect

Subject to editing/final changes

Tweet and Noah age 15


We were all sitting around the table eating by the time Noah joined us. He sat in the only empty seat left which happened to be next to me. Dad and Mr. Stewart talked about work while Mom and Mrs. Stewart shared the neighborhood gossip. I was trying to recover from the intense moment in my room earlier. I would have been able to do that if Noah hadn’t been sitting right next to me. That was bad enough, but he kept finding subtle ways of touching me. What happened in my room was a mistake, even though it didn’t go very far, it went far enough. I had to be strong and put a stop to things happening between us.

            Noah put his arm around the back of my chair and reached across me for some bread, which brought his face so close to mine his lips were almost touching my cheek.

            Keeping my voice low, I said, “I know what you’re doing.”

            “I do too, I really like garlic bread.”

            “I could have passed it to you if you had asked.”

            “Yeah, I know, but my way I get to look down your dress.”  My eyes shot immediately to his. ”Oh, by the way, your bra selection tonight…Excellent.”

            I slapped my hand to my chest trying to close the gap he had been peering down.

            “Please tell me your panties match,” he said, and then leaned back slightly, glancing down. When I looked at him, I was met with a wink and a smirk before he went back to eating.

            “Noah, congratulations,” my dad said.

            Just then I felt a hand on my knee and fingers creeping under the hem of my dress. My breath hitched and my eyes darted over to Noah. I’d be completely pissed at him if his hand didn’t feel so incredible on my naked leg.

             “Thank you, sir.”

            How he could remain so calm, cool, and collected in front of our parents while his hand rubbed over my knee was beyond me.

            “It’s pretty rare that a sophomore gets asked to join the varsity team. We’re proud of you.”  My dad always thought of Noah like a son.

            “His mom and I are extremely proud of him. He’s a chip off the old block,” Mr. Stewart added.

            The dads laughed as if the comment was hilarious. Noah smiled at his dad while his hand began to move up my thigh. I slapped it away and inadvertently hit the table, causing it to shake.

            “Amanda, are you okay?” Mom asked.

            ‘Yes. I’m fine.” Noah snorted as he tried to contain a laugh. “I was swatting a fly away.”

            My mom looked at me, slightly annoyed, but maintained her cheery voice, and said, “That’s ridiculous. We don’t have flies in this house.”

            “My bad,” I said.

             Noah’s hand landed back on my knee. He squeezed slightly, causing a loud gasp to escape me. All four parental heads turned to look in my direction.

            “Um… Mom would you please pass me the…um…”

            Noah touching was relentless. He would squeeze my knee then rub the inside of my thigh. It was impossible for me to think or form a coherent sentence.

            “The stuff in the bottle, that you…um…pour on…um…lettuce?” My pitch grew higher and higher with each word.

            “You mean salad dressing?” Mom said, sarcasm flowing from her words like a torrential rain. I nodded. “You already have some on your salad.”

            “I need more. Please give me more.”

            She looked at me like I didn’t belong to her before passing me the dressing.

            “How’s Emily?” Mrs. Stewart asked while I doused my salad.

            A prideful smile appeared across my mom’s face. “She’s wonderful. She’s loving college.”

            “That’s fantastic,” Mrs. Stewart said.

            “In fact, she joined the debate team. She’san extremely articulate young woman.” Mom glanced over at me. If she had any idea what was taking place under her dinner table, she might cut me some slack.

            I was so out of sorts, I dropped my fork just before loading it up with salad. “I’ll get it, Tweet.”

            Noah’s hand disappeared from my leg. I took the opportunity to take a drink of water trying to calm down. Noah scooted his chair back and then bent down to grab the fork. 

            “Dead horse!” Dad announced while holding up the empty wine bottle.

            All of a sudden, I felt a pair of lips on the outer side of my thigh right above my knee. I almost did a full blown spit-take at the exact same time my dad asked, “Are we game for another?”

            Noah sat back up and I had four sets of eyes staring at me, wondering what had gotten into me.

            “I’ll go get you another bottle of wine. I’m done eating, anyway,” I said, as I wiped the spray of water from my face.

            I quickly rose from the table and made my way to the kitchen to put my plate in the sink. Without stopping, I headed to the garage where we had an extra refrigerator that my parents used for their wine collection.

            Standing in front of the open fridge, I realized I didn’t know if they wanted red or white. I took a bottle of each to be on the safe side. I closed the fridge and turned around coming face-to-face with a grinning Noah. I took a step back. He placed his hands against the fridge on either side of my shoulders, caging me in. He really liked caging me in.

            “What the hell do you think you’re doing in there with all the touching and the kissing? You kissed my thigh under the table. The family dinner table, for god’s sake.”

            “I couldn’t resist. You’re mighty tasty.”  He waggled his eyebrows and moved in closer.

Holy crap on a cracker, tingles were taking over my body.

            “Leave me alone for the rest of the night.” I tried to sound mad, but even I could hear the smile in my voice. It was hard to be mad at Noah, especially when what he was doing felt so amazing.

            “Ok. I will.” He dropped his arms and stepped back giving me room to get by.

            “Thank you.”

            As I passed him going back toward the door I felt the hem of my dress rise up behind me. I quickly stepped to the side out of his reach. “Dammit, Noah! Stop it! I can’t defend myself with these bottles in my hands.”

            Holding his hands up in surrender, he said, “I thought you had a speck of something on your dress. I was just trying to help is all.” I narrowed my eyes at him before heading back into the house.

About the Author:

Alison was born and raised in Charleston, SC. As a child she used her imagination to write additional scenes to TV shows and movies that she watched. She attended Winthrop University and graduating with a BA in Theater. While at Winthrop she began writing one act plays which she later produced. Throughout the years she continued writing and producing several one act plays, but then life got in the way and she hung up her pen for a while. On the advice of a friend, she started writing again. In January 2013, Alison sat down at her computer and began writing her first novel, Present Perfect.

Alison lives in Charleston, South Carolina with her husband, Jef, and their two furry children (dogs). She’s addicted to Diet Pepsi and anything with sugar.

Alison’s philosophy: Don’t let your obstacles define you, let them refine you. At times life can get pretty overwhelming, but with a great support system and a lot of humor you can get through it. If you have humor in your life your spirit stays strong and you can tackle anything.
  


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A REVIEW OF LOSING HOPE BY COLLEEN HOOVER

Synopsis:

In the follow-up to Colleen Hoover’s #1 New York Times bestseller Hopeless, the charming and irresistible Dean Holder tells the passionate story that has melted thousands of hearts.

In Hopeless, Sky left no secret unearthed, no feeling unshared, and no memory forgotten, but Holder’s past remained a mystery.

Still haunted by the little girl he let walk away, Holder has spent his entire life searching for her in an attempt to finally rid himself of the crushing guilt he has felt for years. But he could not have anticipated that the moment they reconnect, even greater remorse would overwhelm him…

Sometimes in life, if we wish to move forward, we must first dig deep into our past and make amends. In Losing Hope, bestselling author Colleen Hoover reveals what was going on inside Holder’s head during all those hopeless moments—and whether he can gain the peace he desperately needs.

Jenn’s Review of Losing Hope
So on the eve of release I have decided I have finally absorbed this one enough to write a review. I was really worried about this one I won’t like.  I loved Hopeless beyond word, but my worry was for nothing… I fell more in love with Dean Holder in this book then I thought possible.

If you haven’t read Hopeless you should not read this book that’s for certain because it wouldn’t make complete sense, and the reason is because this is not a complete duplicate of Hopeless.  The scenes are different and you get a really good look at Holder’s pain and suffering. I was so surprised at all the stuff he was dealing with.  You get a little of it in Hopeless but nothing like what we find out in Losing Hope.  The best part is the way he deals with his pain.  To say I cried would be an understatement!  I think I cried through the first 4-5 chapters of the book.  The very beginning deals with the loss of his sister this isn’t a spoiler since we know from Hopeless what happens to her but you truly will feel his pain.  

As the book moves on we go through him meeting Sky and some of this stuff is the same, but again from his perspective it doesn’t ever feel like we are reading the same story!  The best part of this was the stuff that we didn’t know what was going on at all.  Like when he leaves her after seeing the bracelet and the turmoil and distress he was going through know what he had to tell her and trying to figure out how not to ruin her life.  He knows how happy she is and since he has no idea what the involvement is with the people surrounding her. His internal struggle will break your heart… 

The scene at the end from his perspective when she goes to her childhood home will leave you breathless… As much as he is trying to hold it together for Sky his demons are struggling to take him over.  He is so strong and you will learn so so much about him in this book.

I’m hopelessly in love with Dean Holder after reading this book.  Colleen couldn’t have done anything differently!  It’s perfect!  I was so thankful to have been able to read this book. It was heartfelt, heartbreaking and absolutely beautifully done! 
 
Buy Losing Hope here: release 7/8/2012
 
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BLOG TOUR: ROCK MY WORLD (Black Falcon 2.5) BY MICHELLE A. VALENTINE


Rock My World:
(Black Falcon 2.5)

Blurb:

*A Novella in the New York Times and USA Today best-selling Black Falcon series*

After Aubrey Jenson is wrongly dismissed from her job at Center Stage Marketing, she seeks legal advice from her father, The Judge, to see what grounds she has to get her position reinstated. Her surprise visit to her family doesn’t go as smoothly as she hopes when she brings home her new boyfriend, Zach, Black Falcon’s lead guitarist. She soon discovers that father doesn’t always know best when it comes to matters of the heart.

When Zach meets Aubrey’s family, he’s immediately faced with his deepest fear: The love he so desperately wants, he doesn’t deserve. The Judge makes no attempt to hide his disdain for Zach, and will stop at nothing to keep him away from his daughter. But an unexpected twist turns everyone’s plans upside down and no one’s world will ever be the same.

Outside forces attempting to pull them apart are strong and it’s going to take every bit of Zach and Aubrey’s love for one another to withstand the fall-out. Soon, they discover making love last is harder than finding it to begin with and sometimes you pay the ultimate price for true love.

***Note from author: This novella follows Riff and Aubrey’s story from ROCK MY BED.***

 

Jenn’s Review of Rock My World
I was so excited when Michelle said that she was going to do a Zach aka Riff novella.  I was totally in love with Noel until Zach came along.  I think it was the broken side.  Noel had his issues but nothing like Zach has. The past that continues to haunt him and the fear of getting close or letting anyone in, makes you want to hug him till he feels worthy!  This novella only strengthened that feeling that I have for him.
Zach get’s to meet Aubrey’s parents in this one.  We all wondered what it would be like if he met her straight laced family and what we get is one hell of a story.  After being left go from her job she is seeking “The Judge’s” help in getting that job back. Let’s face it the way she was let go wasn’t exactly legal.  I get the whole protective father thing, I do, I’m a mom and will do anything to protect my children.  But ignoring their wishes even if I don’t agree with them is just not fair, we need to let our children make their mistakes and learn from them.  Well not The Judge.  He’s the boss and what he says goes, even though she is a grown woman.  He will do whatever it takes to get rid of Zach. 

I thought that Zach’s family had all the drama, well Aubrey’s family goes beyond dramatics.  The first meeting with her mother and father was downright LMAO hysterical!  I will never forget the first time I read it, I was laughing so hard I was crying at “The Judges” assumptions of Zach.  He has already had so much trauma in his life but for her family to be so judgmental of him without getting to know him was really cruel.  And then the antics of her father, you just want to scream, leave him alone!!!  Yeah I might have said that out loud a time or two…
This is such an amazing short read it is so many twists and turns packed into the pages, it will make your head spin.  We get some amazing steamy bedroom scenes which are the hottest I’ve seen so far from Michelle.  *fans self* We get a glimpse of something that I am sure will come out in the future, Trip’s book perhaps…  Zach takes a few more blows to his heart in this one and I cried for him… I am a sap, but when it comes to him the tears seem to flow easily. We get to meet Aubrey’s brother who I completely adored instantly!!! Gabe was so funny and he seemed to have no filter, and thought his parents were uptight snobs… *YEAH GABE* I can’t wait for his spin off series that is soon to come… Then we get a shocker that you won’t see coming… yeah that was a shocker indeed, like pick your jaw up off the floor type shocking… and we get an Epilogue that Rocked My Heart all over again!!!! 5 Stars indeed for another epic installment in the series…
I cannot say enough great things about the Black Falcon series… I was smitten from the beginning, and each book makes my heart grow stronger for these characters.  Each time we get a new book the stories get better and better.  Michelle’s story telling gets better and better!  Can’t wait for Trip’s story!  He’s a character and I think we will have a lot of laughs with him!  Until next time…. 
Buy Rock My World here:
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About the Author:

New York Times Best Selling author Michelle A. Valentine is a Central Ohio nurse turned author of erotic romance of forthcoming novels ROCK THE HEART (2012) and ROCK MY BED (2013). Her love of hard-rock music, tattoos and sexy musicians inspired her BLACK FALCON series.

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RELEASE DAY BLITZ: MOUNTAIN CHARM BY SYDNEY LOGAN

 
Today is release day for Sydney Logan’s novel, Mountain Charm! To celebrate, we have two awesome giveaways, including a signed copy of Mountain Charm and a $100 Amazon Gift Card!
 

At the age of thirteen, Angelina Clark followed in the footsteps of her ancestors by casting an Appalachian love spell, which promised she would blossom into a beautiful and gifted woman who would find her true love. A young Angelina had been thrilled to participate in the sacred ritual, but through the years, her father’s untimely death and her mother’s failing health have shaken Angelina’s magical faith to its core. As her twenty-first birthday approaches, she refuses to practice her supernatural gifts and no longer believes in the love charm. That is, until Dylan Thomas arrives on her front porch. Dylan, a Nashville writer, travels to the mountain town of Maple Ridge to unearth the family’s supernatural secrets. While her clairvoyant mother is convinced that Dylan is her daughter’s soul mate, Angelina refuses to see the nosy reporter as anything more than a nuisance. Despite their constant bickering, sparks fly. Dylan admits he feels strangely drawn to Angelina and is in no hurry to leave Maple Ridge or publish his magazine article. Fearful that his emotions are being influenced by the spell, a stubborn Angelina struggles to fight her own budding attraction to the reporter. The two inevitably grow closer just as her mother’s health begins to deteriorate, and Angelina is faced with the possibility of selling the family’s music shop to pay the mounting medical expenses. Desperate to help the woman he loves, Dylan explores his own family tree and finds support from an unlikely source. Can he finally prove his love is real—spell or no spell? A story filled with love, friendship, family, and just a hint of Appalachian magic, Mountain Charm will leave you spellbound.

Sydney Logan is an Amazon bestselling author and holds a Master’s degree in Elementary Education. With the 2012 release of her first novel, Lessons Learned, she made the transition from bookworm to author. Sydney has a very unhealthy obsession with music, and her iPod is filled with everything from Johnny Cash to Eminem. She is also the author of two short stories: “Mistletoe Magic,” available exclusively on Amazon Kindle, and “Stupid Cupid,” which is featured in the Romantic Interludes compilation. When she isn’t reading or writing, she enjoys playing piano and relaxing on her front porch at her home in East Tennessee with her wonderful husband and their very spoiled cat. Visit Sydney’s website at www.sydneylogan.com

BLOG TOUR: AMBROSIA BY ERIN NOELLE

Synopsis:


After coming to terms with the tragedy that rocked her world, Scarlett MacGregor has returned to try to pick up the pieces of the broken relationships that she left behind.
Ash and Mason were left devastated and heartbroken following Scarlett’s sudden, unannounced departure. They are both ready and willing to forgive her and welcome her back into their lives with open arms. However, a lot can happen in 8 months…

Scarlett must learn to overcome the obstacles thrown in her path to prevent the past from repeating itself.

Can she learn to fly with her own wings and discover the secret to eternal love?

Recommended for readers 17+ due to sexual content and harsh language.

Excerpt from Ambrosia



ASH


           She let me kiss her. She didn’t argue with me when I told her that we would never say goodbye. She smiled, just slightly but it was still a smile, when I called her my Psyche. I couldn’t focus on all of the other things she said. I knew she was angry and hurt; she had every right to be. I had tried to deny what she meant to me one too many times, and I was still afraid the last time may have cost me her forever.

          But finally I had something I hadn’t had in a long time ~ hope. Despite her hateful words and lashing out, I finally felt a semblance of the peace I could only find in her presence. I didn’t know what my next move was, but I sure the fuck wasn’t giving up. After experiencing a life without her in it, I would never give up on her. I would never give up on us.  

Jenn’s Review of Ambrosia
Where to being here…  First off I have to say that I commend Erin for staying true to herself and her book! As a reader I appreciate the hard work and honesty from the Author. This book was EXACTLY what it needed to be.  It was where the characters lead the story and I couldn’t have been happier with the outcome.  Do we have a clear winner in the end? NO!  Doesn’t it matter, absolutley NOT!  And I will tell you why… 
When we start out we know that Scar and Mason are going to have a happy reunion.  We saw at the end of Metamorphosis that Scar was choosing Mason.  I personally never felt good about that choice.  Yes Ash mad a mistake, but so did Scarlett.  And the mistakes didn’t end with Meta, they continued.  I have to say that I am actually proud of Scarlett in this book.  I know if you’ve read it your saying how is that possible.  Well it’s because she owned up to every mistake that she made throughout this book.  She made a few of them and some of them pretty bad, but she is only twenty and she has lead a sheltered life.  She knows right from wrong and when she is wrong she embraced it.  She is young, when I was twenty I’m sure I personally made a ton of bad decision espeicaly if alcohol was involved.  It’s easy to pass judgement on others right.  Scarlett needs to learn to fly with her own wings.  That is the theme of the books, and she can’t learn to fly if everyone makes her decisions for her.  She will make some bad ones, some will hurt others its a fact of life.
Mason made his fair share of mistake and he is no Angel.  Bentley Jobu’s Rum’s new manager is EVIL pure EVIL!  I for one cannot imagine how Mason could turn a blind eye and not see what she was trying to do when it came to Scarlett.  Mason was not completely innocent in the while situation.  Had he been honest with Scarlett from the beginning the seeds of doubt would have never been planted.  Their were times I was screaming in my head why is that woman still around you… Get rid of her she’s trouble.  And I wasn’t wrong in the end.  I didn’t feel like Mason owned up to his mistakes much at all, he tended to place a lot of the blame on others, but he was torn.  He wanted to put the band and the girl first but he needed to make a choice.  Unfortunately that choice was made for him. 
Then their is Ash.  Ash has owned up to his mistakes.  Their were several scenes in the book that crushed me with Ash.  I have always felt that he and Scar were complete soul mates.  A connection that cannot be denied forever.  I always felt like she was settling with Mason to be honest.  When Ash steps in and tries to save her from herself I couldn’t have been happier.  Their connection was once again formed but I was thrilled that they didn’t just fall into bed together.  It would have been wrong on so many levels.  Ash has always see that Scar needed to find herself before she would be complete.  He’s always been their to let her make the choices she needed to and he did it once again at the end of this book.  Ash did a lot of growing up in the 8 months that she was gone and I was so proud of him for waiting in the shadows till she came to him for help.  
We can’t forget about Max either.  God I love this character so much.  He is so broken still after a year.  Evie’s death still haunts his soul and the one person he can confide in is Scarlett.  Their meet ups are so sweet and loving.  But their comes a point when a moment changes everything between them… I don’t know what will happen with him in the future but I have an insane desire to need to see him happy again.  He deserves it…  
The end of this book gutted me.  I can tell you that I cried my eyes out.  When I first read the last chapter I was dumbfounded and breathless.  The last line of the book tore me to pieces… and Erin’s use of music throughout the books has attached that moment to a song that I can never get through without tearing up anymore.  I know I’m a sap but seriously this last chapter is filled with so much angst, emotion and uncertainty… The epilogue couldn’t have been more perfect… It will leave you wanting more and some answers, but then again if you read between the lines, the answers are there… 
This sophomore book from Erin was a home run!  I couldn’t be more please with the way this one turned out and I give Ambrosia 5 stars for the story and Erin’s courage to stay true to herself.  BRAVO ERIN! 

Toski’s Thoughts on Ambrosia

Let’s start with-

I need a minute..
 

or a few weeks to be able to review..
yea, this book is THAT kind of book.

I am and always have been a team Mason kinda girl. So, yea I was happy with Meta’s ending.. To say Erin outdid herself and this is another 5 star is an understatement.. This one will leave you DYING for the next installment and FANNING yourself because it is H.O.T… The steam.. OFF the CHARTS. The book boyfriend references- MY FAVORITE yet.. And the ending, left me speechless- which is hard to do;) I fell even harder for my boy but then I also fell in love with ASH as well – I WAS TOTALLY SCAR.. I felt conflicted, I felt anxiety, I felt SWOONED, I felt HOT, and I felt GUTTED- chap. 23 – last line- BE PREPARED..

Ladies– Pick your wings.. Choose the side.. But know you will doubt yourself no matter what you pick

Grab the tissues- you will UGLY cry.
Maybe some wine- YOU WILL NEED IT
Or lots of wine- yes, LOTS and maybe tequila..
and read one of the highly anticipated books of summer–

WITH A FLIPPING AMAZING COVER I MIGHT ADD:)

Read about Scarlett’s Journey Here:

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 About the Author:


Erin Noelle is a Texas native, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. First a bookkeeper, and now an author, she often jokes that she’s a woman of numbers by day and letters by night. Erin is an avid reader of all romance novels and a huge sports fan. Most nights you can find her cuddled up in bed with her husband, her Kindle in hand and a game of some sorts on tv. You can follow her on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/erin.noelle.98

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BLOG TOUR: NEARLY BROKEN BY DEVON ASHLEY

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Title: Nearly Broken

Author: Devon Ashley

Release date: June 4, 2013

Genre:Romantic Suspense

Age Group: New Adult

Synopsis:

We’d both gone missing at one point, but Claire had one thing I didn’t. Someone to notice. So why was I the one still here and she the one still gone?

Nineteen year old Megan Smith has spent the past year working in a small town diner in the middle of nowhere. Life is quiet, simple, safe. Then comes the news that her look-a-like has gone missing.

Claire.

Still damaged both physically and mentally, Megan’s not looking to be noticed. Wherever she goes from here, it’s a road she needs to take alone. But when Nickolas Ellis takes the job as the new nightshift cook, it scares her how easily her defenses crumble down, down, down for him. But there are secrets she can’t bear to share with just anyone, unspeakable acts that continue to haunt, and when the similarities of Claire’s abduction couples with the fear of an unwanted visitor in town, the urge to run before it all happens again intensifies, threatening the only happiness Megan’s ever found.

New Adult Romantic Suspense / Realistic Fiction
Recommended for 17+ for mature and disturbing situations, language and sexual content.

Tonya’s Review of Nearly Broken

Wow! Where do I begin? How about I start with a warning, this book contains tough circumstances such as kidnapping, sex trafficking, and even rape. It is a dark, emotionally charged book that will open your mind to things you never would think of on a normal basis. But it also tells the story of a very brave girl who is fighting to get her life back and live as normally as possible after being put through hell, and of a sweet love story that proves love is everlasting. And let’s throw in an unexpected twist for good measure!

Megan Smith is just trying to “keep her head down and stay off the radar”. She’s been through hell, and has the scars to prove it. She has escaped with her sanity barely intact and is just taking it day by day without allowing her demons to get the best of her. Until a girl shows up at the diner where she works insisting Megan looks just like her missing sister Claire. Megan knows its not her because she’s an only child and her parents were killed in a car accident. Or were they?

Nick Ellis is the new cook at the diner and pulls Megan from her shell even though she tries to fight it. His constant joking and flirting and over protective ways work wonders. There is an attraction between the two that just feels right. It makes Megan feel safe, something she hasn’t felt in a very long time. But Nick is hiding something, a big secret. Will Megan be able to handle what Nick has to say??

I’m really trying not to give too much away here. This book had my emotions all over the place. Megan is such a sweet girl who has been hurt and damaged but not by any fault of her own. The things she has been through and seen would make any normal person break. Nick is by far the sweetest guy. He is so kind and patient with Megan, while protecting her every step of the way. It’s almost impossible to not fall in Love with Nick. When the truth finally comes out and things start to fall into place for Megan and Nick, the unthinkable happens. I was blown away!! I was not expecting what happens!! The story is told completely from Megan’s POV and some details may be a bit graphic for some readers. I can’t wait for the next book in the series and I can’t wait to see where Megan and Nick end up!! You seriously do not want to miss this 4.5 Star read, Nearly Broken by Devon Ashley!!

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I’m a mom, wife, a lover and a fighter, coffee addict, wicked knitster, Microbiologist, baker of fine yummy treats, and someone who will fight you to death for that last twinkie bag of M&Ms during the zombie-apocalypse. Seriously, my addiction is that important to me. Oh yeah, and writing is cool too!

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BLOG TOUR: GLASS HEARTS BY LISA DE JONG

Synopsis:

Sequel to Plastic Hearts…

Can a relationship survive on love alone? Is love truly enough?
 

Dane and Alex’s relationship has never been easy, but now they have a fresh start without the pressures
of Alex’s family. Together they try to move forward while continuing to struggle with a past that they
can’t seem to escape.
 

Sometimes no matter how hard we try to make things work, love isn’t enough.
 

Sometimes even after a broken heart is mended, cracks remain, and the same doubts and insecuritiesthat once yanked us apart seep in.
 

Can true love hold Dane and Alex together or will their hearts completely shatter like glass?

 Carrie’s Review of Glass Hearts

I was excited about Glass Hearts because I loved Plastic Hearts so much. I think I love Glass Hearts a tad more because this time we get Dane’s POV too! I love Dane Wright!! He is a perfect BB! Did I say he was hot?! I mean on fire, flames and all!

Dane- isn’t just hot, let’s be real there is more to a BB right? He is very honest and sometimes I felt maybe too honest at times but you get sucked right back in by his charisma and charm. I love the way he loves Alex! It was swoon worthy ! I could feel his love for her everytime he spoke.

Alex -let’s just say she grew up a lot in Glass Hearts..I’m so glad she did! She came across very bratty..and..rude in Plactic Hearts. She whined a lot and it was her way or the highway. I love that she grew up and stands on her own two feet. She becomes the woman she always wanted to be. I think a lot of that was her family holding her back. I’m so glad she became her own person.

This love story will suck you in right from the start. I loved watching both the characters grow and overcome their past issues. Their love is strong enough to overcome it all! Call me a sap I know but Dane and Alex tugged at my heart. I loved this story from the beginning, but loved it even more seeing the love Dane had for Alex through his eyes. Thank you Lisa De Jong for showing us true love does exist!! That’s why I’m giving Glass Hearts 5 stars! I absolutely fell in love!! 

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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.
 

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“Holy Mother of—God . . .” Denny said.

My sentiments exactly. Andy Devine had to be the most stunning man I’d ever laid eyes on.

He was tall, six foot two at least, his black hair swept back to just nick his collar, his skin tanned, his cheekbones high, his shoulders as wide as his waist was lean. He wore dark trousers, a white shirt, a tie, and a vest, but I could tell immediately he was used to more freedom. His body looked sculpted by hard and frequent use, his biceps nearly bursting from their cotton casing, and even in that un-air-conditioned room, he looked as cool and collected as if encased in ice. Putting it all together, he was quite the package, but that wasn’t what took my breath away. As I came toward the table, as he moved around it to meet me, it was his eyes that nearly nailed me to the floor: two sharp, liquid arrows so regally blue they looked cut from some empirical standard, and infused with an intelligence so far above any preconceived notions, I genuinely felt embarrassed.

To put it simply: he was not what I expected.

“What can I do for you?” he said, the overhead fans ruffling his thick hair.

Not that I would allow him to ruffle me. “As I said, I’m Julie Knott from Channel 8 News, and this is my cameraman, Denny O’Brien.”

Denny cleared his throat—loudly—lowering the camera to his side. “Pleased to meet you,” he said with surprising steadiness, in spite of his blanch a minute before.

Andy Devine nodded, but didn’t reach for either of our hands, which we were too off-kilter to offer anyway. Instead he eyed us with a curiosity I’d last seen at the zoo.

Inwardly, I was a little miffed that any human—insanely gorgeous or otherwise—could invoke such ridiculous reactions, doubly so as I groped for the right thing to say. My God! When’s the last time that happened? Still, years of experience let me slip into my screen-perfected smile and simpatico interviewer’s mode, my voice precisely modulated as I leaned in and said conspiratorially, “Maybe you’ve heard of me? I do segments on Channel 8 called ‘Julie Knott’s Random Access.’”

“Can’t say I watch much TV,” he said. Then his eyes narrowed. “Random, as in meaning . . . ?”

“You know, out of the ordinary, off the beaten track. Unusual.”

“Ah.” He considered that for a moment. “You think I’m unusual?”

Only the fact that you’re actually saying that with a straight face. “Well, your interview process certainly is. We’d love to do a story on it.”

He looked honestly perplexed. “Why?”

I almost laughed. Either this man was yanking my chain, or there were still people out there who could surprise me. “You don’t think advertising on a utility pole for a wife is a bit out of the ordinary?”

He leaned back against the table, folding his arms across his massive chest. “No more than when a woman tricks herself out and goes into a bar, advertising herself as available. I’m just giving her a more respectable venue.”

His voice was deep and melodious, yet he had the oddest accent, as unmistakably American as it was faintly exotic. The sound of it sent a distinct wave of heat through me. Good God. I scrubbed my hand across the back of my neck; I refused to let him throw me. “So, you don’t see having them parade before you like horses at an auction as a tad different?”

That seemed to amuse him. “Miss Knott, it’s me who’s really for sale, and don’t think for a moment each one of those women out there isn’t aware of it.”

I had an image of Mr. Gorgeous being yanked from one frantic female to the other, One Day Sale! signs hung around his neck.“That would be true if they were doing the choosing.”

“Even the woman I pick still has to agree to it. I’ll be making all the promises.”

“As in a contract.”

“Actually, it’s very simple. I’m offering a three-month trial marriage, in which I’ll promise to house, feed and provide my wife with anything she needs. All I’m asking of her is to be healthy, work hard and try for a baby. If for any reason she’s not completely satisfied—and pregnant within three months—she’ll walk away with a generous compensation. So obviously, the risk is more at my end. Their risk is relatively effortless.”

“Effortless!” The ways in which this preposterous proposition so did not resemble effortless nearly made me laugh out loud. “Mr. Devine, I’d hardly call bearing your issue effortless!”

He bristled. “I’m not saying it would be. I only thought of children as a logical progression.”

Amazing, truly. He wasn’t medieval; he was positively Neanderthal. “A logical progression of what?”

“Why, marriage, of course.”

“So couples that don’t have children . . .” I flung my hands in a futile gesture. “Who don’t want or can’t have them—their marriages are a sham?”

“No . . .” he said, a bit condescendingly. “That would be the logic of their own particular marriages. But in ours, the terms will already have been spelled out. I have a farm. She’ll help me run it. And if it’s run well, we’ll share equally in the benefits and rewards. You couldn’t get a better deal than that.”

“You talk as if this marriage’ll be nothing more than a business relationship.”

He looked incredulous. “Isn’t that what all marriages really are?”

“Of course not,” I said. “What a crazy idea.”

“Well, if they aren’t, they should be. Because that’s what it comes down to at the divorce settlement anyway. A dissolution of a partnership, a consolidation of debts, a distribution of the assets. Are you married, Ms. Knott?”

I caught his glance to my left hand. I shoved my bare fingers into my pocket. “No. Presently unattached.” Denny cleared his throat. I tossed him a filthy glare. And when Andy Devine lifted a brow, I knew I’d better offer a quick clarification before my cameraman spilled it. “I just broke it off with my fiancé this morning.”

“Does this upset you?” he said.

I could feel the blood rising to my face. “What do you think? We were to be married in two weeks. The man practically left me at the altar.”

“Did you love him?”

He was beyond belief. “Of course I did! Why else would I have married him?”

“Probably not for any of my reasons. Because from what I can assume . . .”—he assessed me quickly—“You’re probably a good risk. Which just proves how ancillary love actually is.”

If the morning hadn’t already unhinged me, this Andy Devine threw the door right off the hinges. “You’re wrong,” I said, my hands clenching so tightly I nearly crushed the mic. “Even after what my fiancé did to me, I still believe the only logical progression is people meet, fall in love, get married. That’s the way it’s supposed to be. Because without love, Mr. Devine, your marriage will never be a real one.”

He sprung from the table toward me. “Oh believe me, Ms. Knott, with or without love, this marriage will be a real one. In every sense of the word.”

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