Thursday, October 29, 2015

Release Blitz & Giveaway!- Resentment by Nicole London ++ #UPDATE ARC REVIEW

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Title:  Resentment  
Author: Nicole London
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: October 29th 2015
Plot: Re•sent•ment

The act of hating – no, fucking loathing Dean Collins. (Yes, I’m well aware that’s not the actual definition, but it might as well be . . .)

It’s been ten years since we've seen each other and the feelings are still as strong.

I’m not going to bore you with all the details of how our love was once intoxicating, consuming, and perfect.

Because it was . . . until it wasn't.

I've been fine without him. I haven’t missed his cruelty, his coldness and his spite. 

And after the ugliest breakup in the history of breakups, I forced myself to move on. 

Year by year, the feelings I had for him slowly drifted away, but one encounter with him recently changed everything. One encounter made me realize how the heart doesn't forget shit, and how my mind is going to have to work overtime to make sure I never forget my definition of resentment.
 My Review 

☆ I received an ARC via Give Me Books in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!! ☆

Writing wise, this book was delightfully well written and enjoyable.

Story wise, I liked it in essence.

Character wise, I loved Mia and could sympathize with her hurt and confusion, and why she hated Dean immensely just by reading the plot synopsis. I WOULD HAVE TOO after witnessing the crap he pulled!

And Dean, ugh. Don't even get me started.

While in gist, the teenage years can be the most exhilarating and the most volatile at times, Dean's sudden 180 was just ridiculous. Even after learning his reasons, I just couldn't with him. His douchebag behavior in HS post break up and 10 years later was baffling.

I thought Dean started up to be a wonderful, charming young man, and him putting the blame on Mia and being horrible to her was unforgivable.

Yeah, he had home issues that made you feel vulnerable and ashamed. But to lash out and scorn Mia made me want to punch him in the face.

He claimed she was selfish and kept deriding her for reasons unbeknownst to her, and then near the ending, it was like he had an epiphany and realized that Mia had things just has bad and how she was just like him, trying to get out of her sh*tty situation and make something for herself. And that she had indeed, always been there for him. He just needed to pull his head of of his a$# to see it.

I don't know. I'm very conflicted regarding my thoughts and feelings. They're riding all over the place.

Deep down, I loved Dean, but I was also profusely angered with him as well. I mean, wtf with, parading around and making out with other women and keeping them around when he knew Mia was going to be around?! Ugh!! He did it on purpose, and in the end, who did it hurt more? Mia? Or him?

It's like that saying, "you always hurt the ones you love," and for Dean, this person turned out to be Mia.

I definitely would pick up another read from this author, but, if I have to read another story with a main protagonist like Dean, I will pass on it.

My heart truly bled for Mia and the jerk face she fell in love with.


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“Are you coming to the pep rally tonight?” he asks.
“Probably not.”
“School spirit isn’t really my thing. No offense, but…football isn’t either.”
He laughs, and I suddenly realize that the two of us have never talked about football during our sessions together. In fact, whenever I’ve brought it up, he’s changed the subject to something else.
“Well,” he says, letting my hand go. “You should come for me instead.”
“What? What do you mean?”
“I mean, since you’re not into school spirit or football, but you’re clearly into me, you can make an exception and come tonight.”
“You’re getting quite presumptuous lately.” I put on my best poker face. “Do I need to help you with that definition?”
“Not when I know the true word you’re looking for is cognizant.” He grins, stepping back. “I hope to see you tonight.”
“I’ll think about it.”
“I’m sure you always do.” He gives me a look so sexy that I almost melt into the floor.
Goddamn, Dean Collins…






 About the Author 

Nicole London is an aspiring author who is currently trapped in a terrible 9 to 5 and wishes Starbucks actually made decent drinks. She recently discovered her passion for writing after reading a ton of amazing indie books, and she plans to publish her first book, Resentment, October 29th.  

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Cover Reveal!- Indelible You (Imagine Ink #1) by Verlene Landon

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Title:  Indelible You (Imagine Ink #1)
Author: Verlene Landon
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: November 16, 2015
Plot: He’s an over-inked, reformed bad boy and she is the slightly older, seemingly out of reach woman who’s head over heels (actually knees over shoulders) in love with him. Almost as much as he is with her.

Somehow, they have remained oblivious to their mutual attraction for five years.

One night, they take the plunge. Love conquers all, right?

They expose hearts and bodies, expecting a happily ever after until a terrible secret is revealed—during climax.

Anything worth having is worth bleeding for—and boy will they bleed—but will it be enough to drain the taint of that secret, or will it be fatal for both of them?

Some things are more permanent than tattoos.


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 About the Author 

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I'm not that interesting, but the people in my head are. I've had fantastical ideas floating around my brain for as long as I can remember, I just finally got brave enough to share them. I was born and raised in the south, if the name Verlene didn’t give that away already. Thanks to the military (myself & spouse), I’ve been all over the US. I now call the west coast home with my husband, my (as of OCT) adult son, my high school daughter, an obnoxiously obese cat, 2 spoiled bunnies, a hyper chocolate lab and a Great Dane puppy that cries like baby when left alone. I like to think of it as living the BAMAFORNIA life.
FUN FACTS: I possess an impressive yet accidental dust bunny collection. I have a serious wine, Bama football & book addiction. My grammar skills are atrocious & no, the irony isn't lost on me. I've made up more words than a certain President. I've worked in fast-food, not so fast food, a lab, a print shop, a club dj booth, dental assistant, a muffler shop, an aviator store, the military, quilting, and just about everything in between. Plus, I've thrown live grenades & survived the tear gas chamber. (Have to add that because it makes me sound badass.)

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Release Day Blitz!- Marley (Carnage, #3) by Lesley Jones

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Title: Marley (Carnage, #3)
Author:  Lesley Jones
Publication Date:  October 29th 2015

Plot: From the author of Carnage 1&2, comes this follow up novel. Marley tells the story of Carnage from Marley Layton’s POV. It will give you the missing years. Marley is a companion novel to Carnage 1&2 and both of those books should be read first. 

Want to know what really happened in that hotel room in Paris?

Want to know if the rumours of Marley, Sean and their sexploits were true?

We got to watch Georgia fall apart but what was Sean going through in those four years they were separated? 

Marley will give you the answers but he might just break your heart along the way.

"‘So, they want me to write a book? They want to know about my band, my life, my loves and my losses. But they have no idea what they’re asking for. If I give them what they want, they’ll get so much more than the sex and drugs and the rock and roll they’re expecting. They’ll get the secrets that I’ve kept for so long, they’ll get an insight into the person I really am, or at least was. They think they know my story, they know nothing.

If I do this, if I write honestly and give them the ugly truth, people will get hurt. People that I love, people that have already suffered in the worst possible ways.

Do I do this, or do I walk away? Taking my secrets to the grave."

Marley is an adult contemporary romance. It contains content suitable only for grownups with an open mind. There are scenes of group sex which include m/f/m a little bit of f/m/m and even some f/f/f/m/m/f/f/f. There is drinking and drug taking involved. A lot of swearing, some Essex slang and some very high emotion. Please don’t complain after reading this book that you weren't warned. 

And yes, of course you’ll need tissues.


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 About the Author 


Lesley was born and grew up in Essex, just outside of London, England but moved with her family to Australia in 2006 and now lives close to the city of Melbourne. As well as writing, Lesley is an avid reader and also enjoys watching a game of football- the round ball version- while sipping on a glass of wine, during her down time. Despite now living in Aus, she is still an Essex girl at heart and remains partial to her waxing, tinting, sculpting and shellac routines. Lesley is a huge fan of social media and can often be found chatting to her readers in her various groups. She is a sucker for a reality TV show, with TOWIE being her obvious favourite.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Blog Tour Giveaway!- The Wrath of Cain (The Syndicate #1) by Kathy Coopmans

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Watch the Wrath unfold!  Clubs. Mafia. Drugs. Murder. And the man they all know as Scarface, will leave you guessing in 
book one of this brand new series... 

Title:  The Wrath of Cain (The Syndicate #1)
Author: Kathy Coopmans
Publication Date: October 27th 2015
Plot: Watch the Wrath unfold! Clubs. Mafia. Drugs. Murder. And the man they all know as Scarface, will leave you guessing in book one of this brand new series... 

Eloped at the age of eighteen. Separated at the age of eighteen. Disappeared at the age of eighteen. This is what happened to Calla Greer. Her perfect life was shattered on her wedding day when she caught her husband Cain with another woman just hours after they said I do. With her heart broken, she moves across the border to Windsor, Canada to get away from the nightmare she stumbled upon. Hell bent on going to college and fulfilling her dream of becoming a lawyer. 

After six long years of still being married, Calla returns to Detroit to have Cain sign divorce papers.

Only Cain has changed. 

He’s bitter, angry and for a good reason. 

At least that’s what he’s been telling himself for the past six years. Cain Bexley had fifteen minutes to destroy his marriage to protect the woman he loved. 

He did the only thing he could think of to make her leave. He jumped in bed with a woman. Life at home was a lie. Lives were at risk. People are not who they seem. 

Not even Cain’s dad or Calla’s parents are who they say they are. When Calla shows up begging for a divorce. He shows her exactly who he is and no way in hell will he sign those papers. 

What happens when six years later she returns? The only woman he has loved. A woman who has changed herself! When all the lies surface will she be able to forgive everyone she has trusted in her life or will Calla turn to the man who destroyed her?


My brain finally catches up with the fact I’m naked in front of Cain for the first time in six years. I sit up in a rush of water and bring my knees to my chest, resting my chin on top of them.
“You... you shouldn’t be in here.”
“You wouldn’t answer me,” he says exasperatedly.
“Well, no shit. My head was underwater. That still doesn’t give you the right to just walk in here.” 
“When you don’t answer me when I’m standing right outside of a wide open door, not to mention the fact this is my house... well, then I think I have every fucking right. Don’t you?”
“No, I don’t. You could have just peeked in and seen I was fine and waited. Was this some kind of ploy for you to get me right where you wanted me? Are you so afraid that the minute you turn your back on me I will up and try to leave? Are you going to watch my every move? Or did you have an ulterior motive in suggesting I shower, just so I could strip down naked and you could make damn sure I didn’t go anywhere? So tell me what the hell it is, because this back and forth, hot and cold game you’ve started is really starting to piss me the hell off!”
I glare up at him, not quite able to read his eyes.
What I do know is that the sexual tension between the two of us is so strong, it’s working triple overtime. There’s only one tiny little obstacle in our way... and that would be our past. The fact that I can’t trust him. He broke every bit of it the same day he broke my heart. One of us needs to give in, take charge so we can just fuck and move on.


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 About the Author 

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Mandi Beck has been an avid reader all of her life. A deep love for books always had her jotting down little stories on napkins, notebooks, and her hand. As an adult she was further submerged into the book world through book clubs and the epicness of social media. It was then that she graduated to writing her stories on her phone and then finally on a proper computer.

A nursing student, mother to two rambunctious and somewhat rotten boys, and stepmom to two great girls away at college, she shares her time with her husband in Chicago where she was born and raised. Mandi is a diehard hockey fan and blames the Blackhawks when her deadlines are not met.

Love Hurts is her debut novel and she is currently working on the next in the series along with whatever other voices are clamoring for attention in her mind.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Blog Tour Excerpt, Author Interview + Giveaway!- If I Seem Dangerous by Rose Sawyer

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He's preparing for the fight of his life.

Title:  If I Seem Dangerous
Author: Rose Sawyer
Genre:  MMA Romance
Publication Date: October 20th 2015 by Hot Tree Publishing
Plot: Darkness shrouds Noah James’ past. Drugs, alcohol, abuse—they cloud the few memories he has and threaten to eat away at his future. The only brightness in his life is Caitlyn Hale. She came crashing into his world the day he met with her father, the sports agent who could possibly give him a new start. That day, he left the agent's office with a professional fighting career ahead of him and the image of a hazel-eyed beauty imprinted in his soul.
Rarely does life offer a glimpse of happiness without snatching it away. Just like he's always feared, the monster that haunts him comes roaring back. His entire life shatters, threatening to return him to the darkness he came from. The light-heavyweight champion is about to face the fight of a lifetime. He can only hope to make it through each round without losing the few things he has left. 
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Noah then lost a lot of his careful control. His hands roamed her body restlessly, following each curve and lingering on the ones he enjoyed the most. Her moans betrayed her desire, slipping between her lips and into the kiss every few seconds. They punctuated his touches. Every squeeze was followed by a breathy whimper.

“Arms up,” he demanded, tearing his lips off hers and reaching for the hem of her shirt. Caitlyn did as she was told, and he pulled the shirt over her head, discarding it blindly. His green eyes were molten with desire as they fastened on her breasts. She heard the groan that tore through his throat as he reached for them. They were heavy and full even in his large hands, still spilling over his fingertips.

“Perfect,” he murmured, rubbing the pad of his thumb over the pink, tight tip of her breast. One of his hands fell to her waist, directing her as she rose, bringing both perky nipples level with his mouth. He was quick to give them both attention. He left her skin pink and sensitive in his wake as he switched from one to the other. 


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 About the Author 

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Rose Sawyer currently lives on campus full time while working on her undergraduate degree in Biblical and Religious studies with an emphasis on Religion and Sociology in California, where she was born and raised. On weekends, she travels home to see her parents and the gaggle of cats, dogs, horses and other four-legged animals that she loves.
At 19, she has written seven romance novels, is currently writing two more and has another two in the process of being published. The majority of her novels can be found at, where they are available to read for free.

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An Interview with Rose! 

1. Tell us a bit about yourself.

I’m nineteen (almost twenty!) and a total nerd; I could tell you pretty much anything about Harry Potter. I’m a junior in university studying sociology and Biblical studies. It’s a pretty far cry from the kind of stuff I write though! I am a complete and total cat lady, no shame, and I’m addicted to Red Bull. I’m also significantly funnier in person, minus the intense sarcasm that I have no control over.

2. What inspired you to write your first book?

It was actually a weird mix of binge watching the Lord of the Rings movies and the movie Stardust. I got into this whole phase where I was obsessed with elves, princesses and fantasy kind of stuff. One day, I basically came up with this storyline that I wanted to see played out so I decided to write it. Three, maybe four, drafts later and I came up with Teasing Fate.

3. How did you come up with the title of If I Seem Dangerous?

My favorite band, Imagine Dragons, has a song called “Monster.” When I was in the beginning stages of writing the book, I was listening to the song on repeat. I was trying to think of a title that fit the book and there was one line in the song just stuck out to me. It went, “If I seem dangerous, would you be scared?” It just really made me think of Noah and how he is with Caitlyn.

4. Describe your main character in five words.

Okay, that’s tough… Probably, strong, dark, protective, fighter, passionate.

5. What was one of the most surprising things you learned in writing If I Seem Dangerous?

I don’t think it was something totally new to me, but I guess I was just surprised to see how people can fight their way out of some really low lows. Noah might be fictitious, but he was very representative of some people in my life.

6. Have you ever done anything strange or weird in the name of research?

Let’s just say that I am now a part of multiple pregnancy websites and my search history makes it look like I’m planning a murder.

7. How long does it take you to write a book?

Good question. If I have time, not long at all. A month or two. If I’m working or in school it takes significantly longer, maybe even a full year.

8. Can you share a little of your current work with us?

Okay, one book I’m currently writing is really steamy; it’s a spin-off of one of my other novels. The main character shows and rides horses competitively and ends up falling in lust with her riding instructor. Things get hot and heavy for most of the novel.

9. What is your work schedule like when you're writing?

Non-existent. Okay, that’s not true but it feels like it. I try and set aside time for writing, but that doesn’t always happen. It basically turns into me just writing whenever I have time, between classes, in class (don’t tell), during meals. I just jot stuff down as much as possible.

10. Do you have any writing rituals?

I pull out the lovely iPad and turn on something to have playing in the background, usually one of the Real Housewives TV shows or Project runway, get something to drink (Red Bull!!!) and cuddle with a blanket then I’m set!

11. What book are you reading now?

Shiver by Maggie Steifvater. She’s one of my favorite authors.

12. Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I love all of you brilliant people and your support means the world. I was so terrified of sharing my writing for so long, but having such amazing readers has made every second worth it. Thanks for giving me the courage to keep writing.

Random Questions:
1. What’s in your fridge right now?

Water. That’s it. I’m a poor college student.

2. What song do you sing at the top of your voice every time you hear it?

Ooooh… Easy. It’s Time by Imagine Dragons. Hands down my favorite song ever. I’ve even got some of the lyrics tattooed on my ribs.

3. Other than writing, what special or unusual talent(s) do you have?

I’m rather boring really… I’ve got two horses that I jump, which is kind of special and I’ve got a black belt in karate so that’s kind of cool too.

4. Where did you last go on holiday?

Carmel-by-the-sea! It’s this small beach about two hours away from my house that my mom and I have gone to since I was a baby. We usually go there when we need an escape.

5. If feral aliens attacked your house and they were zapping your home with their Über super bombs, what five items would you save?

Can we count my cats and dogs as one item? I’m going to. So, cats, dogs, my laptop probably, phone and my mom for sure. Well, those are the things I would want with me. It would probably be pretty hard to carry them all!

6. If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?

The Cat Lady. ‘nough said.


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