Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Book Blitz for Playing for Keeps by Emma Hart

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Emma Hart, comes the second book in The Game series, and the story everyone wanted after The Love Game…
She's in love with him. 
He's trying not to love her. 
One night changes everything.
Aston Banks never meant to get close to Megan Harper – not even for that one night. Haunted by a childhood he refuses to face, he knew she could break through every wall he’d ever built and tear them down without even realizing she was doing it.
Betraying Braden by starting a relationship with Aston wasn’t on Megan’s to-do list, but the second she sees a glimpse of someone other than the arrogant ass she’s come to know, she can’t walk away.
Aston’s childhood is worse than Megan ever guessed, but as he tries and fails to push her away, it’s clear her love is stronger than the demons that cling to him every day. And now, because of it, he finally has to deal with what he’s buried deep down.
What he doesn’t want to face. What he’s fought against for so long.
And they have to do it all without Braden finding out.
Keeping a relationship secret has never been harder.
**This book can be read as a standalone novel, but reading The Love Game (The Game, #1) beforehand is advised.**
My Thought:

I love books that reconnect you with beloved characters. I loved The Love Game, so was excited to read and review Playing for Keeps. It did not disappoint. It was great to see what was going on with Maddie and Brayden, but this book was all about Megan and Aston, and I have to say, I really love Aston. Aston is Hot, Naughty, and Broken. What more can a girl ask for??? I think that Megan is his perfect match, and I love that she didn't run when she realized that he wasn't the guy she'd originally fell for.
If you loved The Love Game, you will love Playing for Keeps. Emma Hart knows her characters and her audience. I can't wait to see what she releases next.




“You okay?”
I shake my head. “No. Every time. Every fucking time he brings her up. I thought he wouldn’t in front of you, but he did.”
“He has his own pain,” she says softly. “It doesn’t excuse it, but he does. He feels guilty for what happened to you – that he couldn’t stop it.”
My mind reels for a second and I look down at her. “He told you that?”
She nods, letting her hand drop from my back and standing in front of me. I stop.
“You’ve never let him tell you.” She reaches up and cups my face. “He hurts, too, Aston. You both hurt. It’s not something that will go away, but you can’t let it rule your lives. If you let pain rule you you’ll get lost in it.”
“What if I’m already lost?”
“You’re not lost. You’re hiding, but you’re not lost. I won’t let you get lost.”
I let my hands come up and rest on her back, pulling her into me. “What if there’s no map?”
“Then I’ll get lost with you,” she whispers. “I won’t let you let them win, Aston. I won’t let you get sucked in by those demons. I won’t let that happen. I care too much.”
And she does. I can hear it in her voice.
She wraps her arms around my neck, and I hold her to me tighter, our foreheads resting against each other.
“I’ll try, Megs,” I promise. “I can’t say I won’t, but as long as you’re here, I think I’ll be okay.”
“And you’ll talk to your Gramps? Just once?”
“I’ll think about it. How about we just focus on stopping me from getting lost for a bit?”
“You just need a place to aim for, that’s all. You need a place to go to.”
“Go on then.” I smile. “Give me a place.”
“Okay.” She pauses for a second, closing her eyes and chewing her lip.
“I’m waiting…” I tease her.
Her blue eyes open, shocking me with their vitality. “Aim for the moon, because even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”
“I don’t need to aim for the sky. The only star I’ll ever need is standing right in front of me.” I brush my lips over hers. “Maybe the place I need to aim for is nowhere other than where I am right now.”
“Maybe I’d go with you wherever you ended up.”
“Maybe I’d never ask that of you.”
“Maybe you wouldn’t need to ask. Maybe you’ll never need to ask me for anything, because I’ll always be here.”


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By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to a terrible two year old and growing bump, due September 2013. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of juice and writes books.

Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.

She likes to be busy - unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.


Find Emma online at:

Blog: http://www.emmahartbooks.com/

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Twitter: @EmmaHartAuthor

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Cover Reveal of Conjure by Jennifer Snyder

Available July 1, 2013
Sometimes to understand the present you have to conjure up the past...

The last thing Addison Harmon needed was to become tethered to the broody, often seemingly cold, Theo Van Rooyen, but that's exactly what happened.

Forced to partner up with Theo to figure out a way to break the tether, Addison soon realizes she may have bitten off more than she can chew.

(New Adult/Mature Young Adult: Contains sexual situations, language, underage drinking, and drug usage.)



Jennifer Snyder lives in North Carolina were she spends most of her time writing new adult and young adult fiction, reading, and struggling to stay on top of housework. She is a tea lover with an obsession for Post-it notes and smooth writing pens. Jennifer lives with her husband and two children, who endure listening to songs that spur inspiration on repeat and tolerate her love for all paranormal, teenage-targeted TV shows.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Indelible Cover Reveal

I'm so excited to share the cover of Indelible with you!!! This was my first time using a photographer so that I could have an original picture, and Kelsey was Fantastic! I loved picking the cover models, I think Justin and Kathryn are perfect for Sam and Judd. Working with Allie at b design was a dream as usual. I hope you love the cover as much as I do!!!

Title: Indelible
Author: Bethany Lopez
Expected release date: July 9, 2013
Genre: Contemporary
Age Group: New Adult
Cover Designed by : B Design alliebbooks.wordpress.com – Photo by Kelsey Kukal-Keeton
Cover reveal organized by: AToMR Tours

Book Description:
After a year of partying, Sam decides to buckle down and focus on college. Things are going great until a one-night stand leaves her pregnant and alone. Raising a child while going to school isn’t easy, but Sam is determined to be strong for her daughter. She doesn’t have time for guys or relationships, and takes great care to protect her child and her heart.

Judd doesn’t fit the mold of a college ballplayer. His long hair and tattoos may fit the life he’s created for himself, but baseball is the one thing he takes seriously. When he meets Sam, he’s immediately drawn to her curves and refusal to put up with his crap. When Judd learns the truth, can he handle the responsibility that comes with loving a single mother?

Sam yearns for the fire that Judd fuels in her, but her child’s needs have to come first. Can two people at different stages in their life find a way to make a life together?

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Never Let You Fall Blog Tour

Hi everyone!  I want to thank Bethany for sharing Never Let You Fall with you guys today!  She ROCKS doesn't she!  I don't know how many of you know a writer- or someone who is creatively minded- but if you do then I'm betting that what I'm about to share with you will sound familiar.

As I was wracking my brain with what to share today I scanned the room I'm in only to see all of the things I need to get done.  Writing, blogging, promoting, messing around on Twitter and Facebook (all in the same of promoting my book) all take a toll on my day to day life.  Here are the ten things that have suffered due to my passion…

1) Laundry- Let me be honest here laundry has never been very high on my priority list.  Since taking to writing full time during the day it has really suffered.  I will say I am usually able to get things washed when needed.  It is the putting away that eludes me.

ß Proof right there.  Lots of clean clothes finally separated to go into the owners rooms.  Now they will sit in chairs and baskets until said owner pulls it out, wears it and places it into the dirty clothes again.  The vicious cycle then begins again.  The chance of these items, especially the kids, seeing a hanger are slim to none.






2) My hair!  Oh my, this isn't as funny as the laundry so don't laugh.  My poor hair is probably screaming at me every morning, "Noooo! Don’t put that rubber band in here again.  Fix me!"  Sorry sweet hair of mine…up you go every day.  Messy buns are your friend.  Let me tell you guys I have a TON of hair.  Seriously it's think and wavy and without blow drying or straightening irons it can be a big ole frizzy mess.  It takes time to tame these wild tresses. 

 Proof that it does get fixedà

ß What you typically will see!



3) Meal time.  This is another thing that has always suffered somewhat at our house due to after school activities.  However, with my days filled with writing- and other writing related things- I just forget to take food out and cook it.  Chick-fil-A, oh how I love thee.  We also love Five Guys, Firehouse Subs and all of the various pizza places by the house.  As I am writing this I will toot my 'feeling accomplished' horn.  We have cooked ALL three nights this week!  Woot!

4) School paperwork.  Ugh!  I think I am the worst mother ever.  I have been really bad at checking emails and paperwork sent home from school this second half of the year.  I was in the middle of finishing Never Let You Fall and then editing and promoting.  I might as well say 'my dog ate the forms' because I'm really just making excuses.  My pledge for next year- I will check all school stuff every afternoon when I pick up kids before I do anything else. *someone remind me of this in August!

5) My kids.  On a serious note for a moment I have to be honest and admit that they suffer from my writing.  I have three little minions- 7, 8.5 and 14.5- and I love them so.  When your child says 'all you do is write' it's like a slap in the face.  With summer here I am trying to be very cognizant of my time.  Most people do not realize how much a writer's family and home life suffers.  I try to limit my writing to while they are in school or after bed but sometimes I can't help it.  They are my most important creations in this world and I strive to give them all the time they deserve.

6) The husband.  Serious time, again.  See above but put my husband in the mix.  Poor guy suffers more because he is an adult and I can tell him to go away ;)  Thankfully he is the most supportive guy on this planet and pushes me to write.  However, date nights have gone down and late nights watching TV or movies have completely disappeared.  Sorry honey!  We are going to Nashville in June for a getaway (and book related UtopYA Con) so we will get some one on one time, if only in the car!

7) Cleaning.  LOLOLOLOLOL!  What's that?  I need a maid please!!  Enough said.

8) Working out.  Poor me, I used to take a 3 day a week self-defense/workout class.  Yep, gave it up because it was during my peak writing time.  I have yet to get back into a mode of working out that sticks.  Yay for summer and swimming.  I think I'm going to start doing laps in the pool- that's something right?  Maybe it's time to start that running routine I was supposed to start last September…

9) Reading.  My 'to be read' pile keeps getting bigger and bigger.  I do get on an occasional reading binge and devour a few books in a week.  For the most part though, I just keep one-clicking and feeding my Kindle instead of myself.    

10) My wallet.  Funny and not so funny.  My wallet has suffered as a writer.  First, as an independent author who has to fork out all of the money for editing, cover photos, swag etc…it isn't cheap to produce a book.  That's part of the job though so I'm not complaining about that really.  Where it really suffers is when I find a million and one books I need to read- thanks to my Indie writing friends.  I also peruse Pinterest and other sites all the time for inspiration, or to kill time, and I am always finding another 'something' I must have!   Case in point…I found the picture below and had an artist friend make me one for my office.  I need to stop buying stuff!

There you have it.  A somewhat tongue-in-cheek list of things that suffer for my 'art'.  I love being able to write books.  I love socializing with all of the amazing fans, authors and bloggers that I have met.  I love spending my time doing what I love.  I am blessed! 

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About the author



Having grown up in both the cold, quiet town of Topsham, Maine and the steamy, southern hospitality of Mobile, Alabama, Michele is something of a enigma.  She is an avid Yankees fan, loves New England, being outdoors and misses snow.  However she thinks southern boys are hotter, Alabama football is the only REAL football out there and sweet tea is the best thing this side of heaven and her children’s laughter! 

Her family, a doting husband and three awesome  minions, have planted their roots in the middle of Michele’s two childhood homes in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Never Let You Fall is Michele’s first novel and she is beyond thrilled to have finally followed up on a dream she has held for over 20 years!  God willing there will be many many more books to follow.


Goodreads:  Michele G Miller

Facebook:  Michele G Miller

Twitter:  @chelemybelles


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Book Blurb:


Orphaned at 7, with no memory of her past or the family she lost, 17 year old Skye Martin is tired of being alone and afraid. After a hard night of partying, Skye wakes up alone in an unfamiliar hotel. All she can remember is the deep voice of her rescuer and his promise: “I am safe.”

Xander has been tasked with watching Skye from afar for the past two years, in order to keep her safe from the demons that hunt her. An easy job - until a pair of red glowing eyes reveal themselves to Skye, and Xander, in a moment of weakness, is forced to break his cover to protect her.

Never good at trusting people, Skye is inexplicably drawn to Xander and the immediate bond she feels for him. However, Xander is filled with secrets and ties to her past that threaten to thrust Skye into a world she could never imagine existed…

As she begins to unravel the truth about who Xander is and the details surrounding her family, she discovers that she might just be the key to saving everything... 

And, most importantly, she finds that there has always been someone by her side who would never let her fall…

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Release Bash for Dissolve by Andrea Heltsley

 All the following information was provided via Dilly Dally PR.


About the book:

Cora is thrilled to leave high school behind and kick start her summer with her boyfriend and best friend, Nessa. In an unexpected turn of events, tragedy strikes and Cora turns to Nessa for help.


Cora and Nessa discover they are not alone and become entangled in things much bigger than they expect. As the two of them meet new allies, it’s obvious that clearing Cora’s name and going home seem like the least of their worries. The further they travel; the more complicated their lives become. Someone is after them and they are just getting started.


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About the author:

An ex-scientist biology nerd who loves reading and writing just about anything paranormal, Andrea has four new book releases out in 2013 which you can keep updated with all the deets on her blog. When not hard writing she is being a coffee addict and believe's she should own her starbucks by now!

                                                    Andrea Heltsley


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Friday, June 7, 2013

Cover Reveal ~ Of Darkness And Crowns by Trisha Wolfe

Of Darkness and Crowns (Goddess Wars #2)
Release Date: September 1, 2013
Cover artist: Steven Novak
Cover Reveal Organized by: YA Bound Book Tours


Summary from Goodreads:

The moon goddess has taken up residency
within Prince Caben, darkening his mind and soul. Now he hunts the very women
he sacrificed his life to save, his conflicting desires for love and power
raging a battle within him. Kaliope possesses the key to setting Bale free, and
Caben will stop at nothing to see his goddess restored. Even if that means destroying
the kingdom he’s sworn to protect, and the infuriating woman who torments his

now the leader to the newly formed Nactue Guard, has vowed to save Caben. But
with a traitor lurking among her people, and powers she’s unable to fully
control, Kaliope’s mission becomes shrouded with doubt. Her new role as watcher
over Caben’s kingdom brings a burden she’s unable to bear alone, and appointing
the right person in charge of the prince’s affairs has turned a kingdom against
the Nactue leader. Saving her stubborn, willful prince from the darkness
overtaking him will be the battle of her life, and she needs people she can
trust by her side. But bad blood between members of the Nactue obscure Kaliope’s
journey, while her feelings for Caben cloud her judgment.

When the
time comes to do what she must to destroy the goddess of chaos, will she be
able to if it means losing Caben forever?

Book two
of the Goddess Wars is told in dual point of view from Kaliope and Caben. New
Adult Dark Fantasy, intended for readers 17 years of age and older.

***Excerpt (Caben’s POV)***

The Crusher grinds to a halt. I’m
propelled forward, and my head smacks the low-hanging ceiling of the front
“Damn, you fool!” I palm my
throbbing forehead, eyeing the driver of the Crusher—the machines I now call by
their Otherworlder name.
“Sorry, my liege,” he says,
backing against his seat, farther away from the glowing ribbons circling my
Ignoring him, I study the luminous
white—like the surface of the moon—crawling beneath my skin, and marvel at the
power. My power. Had I possessed it
that day the Cavan Army forced me from my home, they never could have done so
easily. But then, I never would have obtained this power. Ironic. 
“Just drive,” I tell him. I take a
seat on the front bench, away from the foul stench emanating from the back
compartment—our diversion tactic that will gain me entry into my palace, where
I know she’s being kept.
The glow beneath my skin
illuminates brighter, reminding me of her
skin. I curl my fingers into a tight ball.
The battle up ahead is only part
of my plan, one that I know Kaliope will fall for. I need the reserves away
from the palace. Then we’ll take care of her Nactue once we’re inside. My back
molars clamp down hard at the thought of her—a mix of something like fire and
nausea invading my stomach.
At one time, I felt things for the
black-haired beauty. I chuckle to myself. Well, at least my groin did. Just
thinking of her body makes me ache, and I have to adjust myself. But that was
when I was weak, when I only thought and felt with that weakness. As much as I hated my father for thinking me too feeble
to rule, he was right. I was pathetic.
Bale freed me. Released the part
of me that I kept buried, locked away deep down, and I no longer fear anything. I think of everything that
once made me shudder or quake with dread and laugh. It’s so simple.
Without fear, there is only
And if I free Bale completely,
releasing her from within my being and making her corporeal, she’ll bestow me
with even more power. I don’t care what the dark goddess does or where she goes
once I restore Empress Iana’s relic. I don’t give a damn what happens to the
maggoty Otherworlders or their realm.
I just want her out of my mind.
And I want the power.
Then I’ll set my sights on
Perinya, and on gaining what’s mine.
A deep cackle fills my head, deep
and sultry.
“Quiet, woman.” I roll my eyes.
We’ve come to a compromise, the goddess and I, that she may remain within my
mind, but she’s to keep quiet. I got tired of her constant lectures and angry
rants about her sisters. She does stay silent…for the most part. But the sooner
I get her out of my head, the better.
Having a woman fill your thoughts
is a weakness in itself. A sudden flash of a smiling, laughing Kal blurs my
vision, and I shake my head.
There’s only one way to rid my
thoughts of that woman.
Kill her.
“Burrow, leach,” I command the
driver. “We’re coming up on the battle. Go underground.”
“Yes, my liege.”
Tonight, I plot. Find a way into
the capital of Perinya and into my home. And then take back what’s mine. The
goddess can have what she wants. I’m only interested in claiming what’s mine.
No one will ever take anything
away from me again.
Don’t get
in my way, Kal
I shake my head harder, trying to
quiet the pesky thoughts that always spring up when I think of her. Something
left over from before—a residual feeling, an effect she has on me.
It won’t be there much longer. I
smile, and Bale laughs.


Of Silver and Beasts (Goddess Wars #1)
Release Date:  April 19th 2013

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Summary from Goodreads:
In the
sand-covered queendom of Cavan, the goddess once saved a young Kaliope’s life,
preventing the mercury her father attempted to hide in her blood from reaching
her heart. Now, a cybernetic clamp filters it, but the silver streaks swirling
faintly beneath her skin are a constant reminder that she’s different.

When nineteen-year-old Kaliope is chosen as head of the Nactue Guard, she
becomes the sworn protector to her empress. In the midst of an invasion on a
neighboring land, Kaliope is placed in charge of guarding Prince Caben, the
last heir to his kingdom. But when they’re attacked by the feared
Otherworlders, Caben and Kaliope are abducted and taken below to a realm where
they must fight for their life in a caged arena.

Kaliope struggles to protect her princely charge, keeping him and herself alive
while battling inhumanly opponents, and trying to save the stolen, sacred relic
that will restore her empress’s life force and all of Cavan. And if she can
somehow awaken the goddess within her, she may save what’s most important.

New Adult Dark Fantasy: Intended for readers 17 years of age and older.

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***Bonus Material***
Don’t miss out on the bonus scene
of Astarte’s
Scene in Xarion’s POV