Monday, May 26, 2014

**Blog Tour - Review & Giveaway!** CUT TOO DEEP by KJ Bell






✦✦ Cut Too Deep ✦✦
by KJ Bell
Release Date:  May 27, 2014



SYNOPSIS:

A woman traumatized by her past, beaten, battered, and unwilling to trust.

A man held captive by his greatest failure, lost, and self-destructive.

Letters that unexpectedly bind them together.

Is their bond strong enough to survive each other?

As a web of deceit is revealed, will they be able to determine what’s real, and what’s worth fighting for? Or will they crumble under the weight of secrets that cut too deep?

Can Miller forgive himself and move beyond his fear of failing the one he loves? 

Can Hadley accept the love she desperately wants but doesn’t believe she deserves?


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✦ REVIEW 

KJ Bell has done it again.  What has she done you ask?  She has written another fabulous story!  I’ve been a fan of this author for a while now.  And after reading Cut Too Deep, it gives me good reason to be.  I thoroughly enjoyed this book!  Every time I read a book written by Ms. Bell, it never fails, I get sucked right in and my whole world revolves around the story and its characters.  Her style of writing flows so smoothly, and before you know it, you’ve read well over 100 pages - love that.

The author does a great job at creating strong characters.  I always feel connected to them, and I can’t help but fall in love with them.  Her characters in past novels have always stuck with me long after I’m done with the book.  And that is exactly how it was with Cut Too Deep.  When I was not reading, I always found myself thinking of Miller & Hadley, wondering what they were going to do next.  I couldn't wait to get back to them.  The passion between these two was so strong and palpable.  I loved watching as their love for each other grew with the letters they exchanged from thousands of miles away.  Not only were the main characters amazing, the secondary ones were equally wonderful – especially Mac.  Miller’s family is quite lovable, too. :)

►Miller Genetti – sexy, powerful, protective, respectful, romantic & caring… I don’t know about you, but his name is enough to give me goose bumps.  He says just the right things at exactly the right times.

**Texts between Miller & Hadley**
H:  You’re different, too.  I’ve never met someone I wanted to try with.  You’re confident strength pulls me in, but scares me at the same time.  The gentle, tender side of you when we write makes me forget I’m afraid.  I think maybe you’ve had your heart broken.  Am I right?
M:  Yes, but before you worry, I’m over her.

H:  If I’m being honest, it bothers me.

M:  I appreciate your honesty, but it was a long time ago.  She was the wrong girl for me.

H:  How do you know?

M:  Because I wouldn’t change for her.

H:  Would you, for me?

M:  Oh, Love.  I already have.  (swoon)

►Hadley – suffered terribly as a little girl, as a teenager, and into her adult life.  She will capture your heart as she struggles to overcome and be the strong woman she’s always wanted to be.

Is there romance in this story? Yes.  Is this story much deeper than a romance?  Definitely.  Is it full of suspense? Twists & turns?  Absolutely!  And the author covers some pretty touchy subjects – physical abuse, sexual abuse, human trafficking – but she she approaches these topics, in my opinion, delicately and with grace. 

This book has parts that will:  

  • bring a tear to your eye 
  • make you happy 
  • have you biting your nails (a lot)
  • have you downright pissed off 
  • and sometimes make you smile or laugh 
This gets FOUR powerful & emotion-packed hearts from me!  Please read this book!


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Excerpt 1

“Miss, are you coming?” Miller asked.

Hadley dragged her gaze from his neatly pressed trousers, stopping at his rugged and handsome face. Miller’s come-hither smile suggested he could make all of her fantasies come true. Not that she would ask him to.

She sought out the jagged scar that started in the middle of his chin and disappeared under his sharp jaw. It intrigued her. She had a similar one on her right cheek, faded and usually covered with foundation. His, thicker and more prominent, reflected a whisper of imperfection on an otherwise perfect male specimen. Only the stubble that typically shadowed his chin, hinted it bothered him. Hadley often wondered how he got it, but dared not ask. In truth, Hadley dared not speak to him, period.

“Miss,” Miller repeated, “are you coming?”

 Am I coming?

Of course, Miller meant into the elevator with him, but Hadley interpreted it with an alternate meaning. His question rang out literally—the way Hadley dreamt about the previous night, Miller making her come until she begged him to make love to her. Her trembling thighs had woken her from the tantalizing dream.




Excerpt 2


Dear Ms. Walker,

I know exactly who you are. You’re the beautiful and intriguing young woman who shakes like a leaf when I get near you, but watches me with heated intensity every morning when I arrive to work as though you would like to undress me.

I’m pleased to learn the little voice in your head won out and you decided to mail your letter. Perhaps with distance between us, I won’t intimidate you, and we can get to know each other properly. I would very much like to know more about you.

I am receiving many letters, but let me put your mind at ease. I’m not opening any of them. I’m not interested in words from strangers that are obviously looking for ten tiny minutes of fame. Yours, however, spiked my curiosity. I wasn’t sure if it was the same Hadley Walker that brightens my mornings until I smelled the delicate perfume on the outside of the envelope, and knew with certainty it was you.
You would like to know what I miss the most about home. I’m a man. Your answer, Ms. Walker, is sex. I’m accustomed to having a woman in my bed. There are no women here, and it’s lonely. Would you be willing to keep me company? Fucking through words can be very erotic. Chances are, you squirmed in your seat, shocked by what I’ve written. Your panties are wet, and you’re reading the above sentence over again. Perhaps you’re cursing me, but it won’t stop you from reading on. You said you’re drawn to me, and I am rather enamored with you as well. There is nothing for you to be “curious” about. It’s purely sexual attraction that draws you to me and me to you. I’ve wanted to have you since the first time I saw you watching me. The other morning when your big doe eyes peered up at me, and you knew I’d caught you, I wanted to drag you into the elevator and fuck you until you screamed my name so loud, the entire building heard you. I’ve thought about nothing else since. I saw in your eyes that you wanted me to make you come right there in the building lobby. I’m hard thinking about it.

What do you say, Ms. Walker, would you care to have letter sex with me? When I’m free of this shit hole, I promise to deliver the real thing, and then you can determine if I’m still mesmerizing.

Regards,
Miller Genetti










ABOUT THE AUTHOR




K J Bell currently lives in California with her husband and three children. As a mother of three, when she’s not writing, she’s usually carting one of her children to their various activities.

She enjoys reading, and music, and is equally addicted to both.

Writing is a passion she simply can’t live without.

She loves hearing from her readers and can be found on various social media sites.


Instagram: kjbell_author



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Sunday, May 25, 2014

**Release Blitz & Review** FOUR SCORE (Gypsy Brothers, #4) by Lili St. Germain



❖❖ Four Score (Gypsy Brothers, #4) ❖
by Lili St. Germain

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Synopsis:

Love and hate aren’t all that different.

Two sides of the same coin, the yin and the yang.

Once upon a time, Jason Ross loved me. And now that he knows what I’ve done, I see the love and the hate warring within him.

I see the way he looks at me.

The way he wonders how I could do the things I’ve done.

I hear it in the way he begs me to stop, to leave this life and run away with him.

But there’s only one way I’m leaving LA.

And that’ll be when Dornan and the rest of his sons are dead and buried.

Jase might forgive me for what I’ve done.

But will he forgive me for the crimes I’m yet to commit?



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★★ Review ★★

Thank goodness I got my Gypsy Brothers fix!  I seriously can’t get enough of this series.  I know I sound like a broken record, but it DOES keep getting better and better.  And if you read some of the other reviews, you will see I am not lying. 

Four Score picks up where Five Miles left off.  I was biting my nails and wondering WTF was going to happen next when I finished Five Miles and was counting the days until the release of this book.  The author, yet again, does an excellent job and gives us some relief from the serious cliffhanger from the previous book.   She gets the story's claws hooked deeper into you - making you obsessed, she makes you fall even more in love with the characters (if that's even possible), and has you thinking about this story long after you're finished.

But yet, she will also just about give you a heart attack with how she ends this one.  The ending… Oh. Em. Gee.  This one is by far the best (and worst) of the cliffys this series has given us so far.  I look forward to the next book in the series – Three Years. July 28 can’t get here soon enough!  

Four Score gets 5 amazing hearts from me.  Please, READ THIS SERIES! 


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Lili writes dark romance. Her serial novel, Seven Sons, was released in early 2014, with the following books in the series to be released in quick succession. Lili quit corporate life to focus on writing and is loving every minute of it. Her other loves in life include her gorgeous husband and beautiful daughter, good coffee, chocolate, wine, and hanging at the beach. She loves to read almost as much as she loves to write.

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Email: lilisaintgermain@gmail.com

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Book #1
Seven Sons

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Book #2
Six Brothers

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Book #3
Five Miles

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

**Release Blitz!** LEDGER by Kemmie Michaels



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Ledger sees the defeat in her eyes the moment she sits at the bar, devastated and beautiful. The emptiness in her gaze he understands to his core, and he's instantly compelled to help this brown-haired beauty fight the source of her pain. Determined and intense, he needs to use his strength to help her find her own. Cam Foster, in that instant, becomes the dove he wants to free from her cage.

 From the first night, he needs her.

Cruelly, the past refuses to let her go. The lingering manipulation holds her in that cage as the control she lived under continues to crush the woman she wants to become. 

Even though Ledger offers her heated passion and a safe haven, she can't find her way out.

Desire and danger fight to pull her life in two directions…but those forces may crumble as Ledger fights harder than any barrier he and his dove face.

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Mother of Two Boys...

My husband and I are blessed with two amazing young men. They are 9 and 11 right now, and both are on very different parts of the autism spectrum. I’ve learned so much by being their mom and feel pretty lucky to have become a part of a community of loving, understanding people.

If you’d like to meet my oldest son, just watch Big Bang Theory and shake hands with Sheldon. Those two are so similar, straight down to the fake laugh when they recognize something is funny.

My youngest cannot be explained. He’s more of an experience, and a joyful one at that.


Romance Novelist...

I’ve always loved to write. I’ve written for newspapers and magazines, also a host of personal projects. Then in December of 2012 I was reading on my first Kindle, gobbling up romances left and right. That’s when I fell in love with Ethan Blackstone, by the way.

Anyway, I was inspired to sit down and write. Less than one year later I’ve published three books, written another and its sequel novella, and started on two more. As of November of 2013, I’m more than 60k words into those two total. Since I’m sure I won’t update this bio for a long time, you’ll have to rely on my Facebook updates to know what’s going on with Kemmie Michaels romances. There are stalker links on my home page.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

**Cover Reveal** REDEEMED LOVE by M.S. Brannon


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“Who am I? For all intents and purposes, I am the nice guy; the loyal brother and decent citizen. I am quiet and non-confrontational. I am the brother nobody worries about and can always depend upon. To my family, I am the good one. However, that’s only what they see on the outside.” ~ Jeremy Evans

Outwardly, Jeremy Evans is a typical guy, the calmest of the Evans brothers. He’s obsessed with cars, enjoys the company of beautiful women, and is devoted to his family. Inwardly, however, Jeremy is a ticking time bomb. Torn between what’s right versus what’s wrong. When the attempted rape on Darcie occurs, Jeremy finally loses the battle within himself. The pure hatred for Sulfur Heights consumes him and escape is all he thinks about.

One year later, he is secretly engrossed by the drug-infested underworld. Jeremy’s double life leads him on dark and sinister paths of drugs, violence, and rage.

The Evans family is destroyed after Presley’s murder and consequently, Jeremy’s arrest. He’s sent to prison where he’s forced to survive with the mistakes he’s made on his conscience. However, only one thought lingers. It consumes the years he spends locked in a cell. Retribution.

Cami Ryker used to have a picture perfect life. She was loved by her family and happy with her life until her brother’s sudden death tore her family apart. Cami is forced to care for her ailing mother and assume the responsibilities of a normal adult. However, when the bills are paid and her mother is tucked away for the night, Cami likes to cloud her mind in order to escape her daily struggles. Late one night, a stranger trolling the streets rescues her in a dark alley. 


The mysterious stranger will become one of the most important people in her life until the day he’s sent to prison.
Four years later, Jeremy is released and seeking redemption for his mistakes, but the betrayal is still thriving amongst the Evans family.

Will Jeremy finally find the solace within to gain the forgiveness from his family that he desperately craves? And is it possible for Jeremy to save those he loves and exonerate himself in the process?


**Mature Content Warning** 17+ for language and sexual content**


About the Author


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M.S. Brannon was born and raised in the Midwest. She still resides there today with her wonderful husband and son. When she is not writing or reading, M.S. Brannon spends time with her family, watching movies, and discovering new music. She writes romance because she believes love and heartache is the rawest emotion one can experience.

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