Monday, September 28, 2015

★Release Day Blitz!★ ABSOLUTION ROAD (Crossroads, #2) by Rachel Blaufeld


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★ Absolution Road (Crossroads, #2) ★
by Rachel Blaufeld



★ BLURB ★

For Jake Wrigley, the future is bleak. Some people are survivors, but he’s getting by on his bad-boy looks and charming smile. He owns a gym, gets into bar fights, and wrestles his demons with rough workouts—both in and out of the bedroom.

For Alyson Road, the future is bright. Life can only improve from where she grew up. She graduated at the top of her law class, cares for her ailing mom, and in her job, she defends those who can’t afford anyone else. Her work is thankless but honest.

Jake’s twin brother has been covering his ass for as long as they’ve been alive, but that all changes when Jake finds himself in front of the fiery public defender, his future in her hands. For the first time ever, he doesn’t want to involve his brother, finally realizing he needs to stand alone, be his own man.

Even if Jake’s never absolved of his past wrongdoings or his heart is never scrubbed of the blackness that resides there, he can do one good deed—protect the beautiful lawyer who touched his soul—until helping her nearly becomes his own undoing.

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★ EXCERPT ★

Leaning my chair back on its two rear legs, I couldn’t help but laugh again before trying to contain myself. This chick and her soft demeanor were all business. Of course, she would be. Who else would work on Christmas Eve? I was pretty certain she could have made me wait until the day after Christmas to post bond, but here she was defending the public on the most holy night of the year.

Add a big heart to the brain, tits, and long legs I’d already noted in her plus column. Maybe I didn’t want to bang her, but rather cherish this sweet thing? The reality of that seemed slim, seeing as the smart, good girls didn’t go for me. Nor did I expect them to. I was the bad boy, and I had the guilty conscience to back that notion right the fuck up.

“Of course, Ms. Road. It’s Jake, by the way. Just J-A-K-E. Full name is J-A-S-O-N, but I haven’t been called that in twenty years.” I mocked her spelling with my very own rendition, teasing the schoolgirl, looking for a reaction like I was in the third grade. “So, let’s get down to brass tacks and get my ass outta here so you can head home to your . . . husband? Boyfriend? He must be waiting for a gem like you to come home to start the holiday, right?”

No harm in trying.

As I spoke, she narrowed her eyes and glared daggers at me. “Are you done with probing into my personal life, interrogating me? I’m pretty sure I’m not the one in jail.”

Obviously annoyed, she followed that volley with another few leg switches. Left over right, right over left. I wanted to grab her knees and spread her limbs and dive in, let my tongue dig deep into her folds, make her let go of all that stuck-up bullshit she had going on while screaming my name. She probably tasted like sweet honey.



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★ ABOUT THE AUTHOR ★

Rachel Blaufeld is a social worker/entrepreneur/blogger turned author. Fearless about sharing her opinion, Rachel captured the ear of stay-at-home and working moms on her blog, BacknGrooveMom, chronicling her adventures in parenting tweens and inventing a product, often at the same time. She has also blogged for The Huffington Post, Modern Mom, and StartupNation.

Turning her focus on her sometimes wild-and-crazy creative side, it only took Rachel two decades to do exactly what she wanted to do—write a fiction novel. Now she spends way too many hours in local coffee shops plotting her ideas. Her tales may all come with a side of angst and naughtiness, but end lusciously.

Rachel lives around the corner from her childhood home in Pennsylvania with her family and two dogs. Her obsessions include running, coffee, icing-filled doughnuts, antiheroes, and mighty fine epilogues.

★ STALK THE AUTHOR ★


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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

★Blog Tour - Review - Giveaway★ SINS OF SEVIN by Penelope Ward




New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author

SINS OF SEVIN
(A standalone)

Release date 9/21/2015

A Contemporary Romance novel
by Penelope Ward



From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a
new forbidden STANDALONE romance!

NOW AVAILABLE!





★ Blurb ★

What happens when the one you want is the only one you can't have?

My name is Sevin.

Homeschooled and sheltered by my ultra-religious family, I was always taught that lust was a sin.

Elle was the girl who'd been carefully chosen for me.

After a long-distance courtship, I'd be moving into her family's guesthouse so that we could get to know each other in the months before the wedding.

Boundaries were set: no inappropriate touching, no kissing, no sex before marriage.

I'd accepted those rules and my fate.

Until I met the one I wanted to sin with.

That was when restraint became a problem...especially since THE ONE wasn't Elle.

It was her sister, Evangeline.

You know what they say about best laid plans.

My name is Sevin, and I have sinned.

Told in alternating points of view, Sins of Sevin is a full-length standalone novel.
Contains graphic sexual content and harsh language.
Only appropriate for adult readers
age 18+.

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★ LORI'S REVIEW ★

I love it when a book hooks me from the very beginning, and this one grabbed me within the first two pages!  I knew I was in for a fun ride!

Sins of Sevin is a beautifully written forbidden romance that will have you experiencing so many emotions throughout.  There are moments that will capture your heart, some that will take your breath away, and some that are so devastating, it will grab your heart and squeeze.

I am totally in love with this author and her writing.  Ms. Ward has a way of making you want to keep turning page after page and not put her book down until you’ve devoured it.  And, of course, you will love every minute of it.  I finished this book days ago and I am still thinking about it.  She is on my list of ‘Rock Star Authors’ and I would have no problem one-clicking a book from her without even knowing what it’s about.

I had so many favorite parts, I felt like I was highlighting the whole book.  Sins of Sevin will definitely be added to my top reads of 2015!  And easy five hearts from me!



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★ RACHEL'S REVIEW ★

I can't even begin to describe how amazing this book turned out to be!!  In all honesty, after reading the blurb I wanted more.  It took me a bit to get into the beginning because I couldn't quite grasp the family dynamic.  But at about 25% things really picked up for me and I don't think I set it down once after that.  

From the impeccable writing, to the detailed story line, Ward keeps the reader hooked by showcasing every emotion.  And boy, oh, boy did we feel every emotion throughout this book.  The sexual tension was gut twisting in a way that had you longing for Sevin to be redeemed of his many sins and find happiness.  

This book had it all and I would highly recommend to anyone.
5 Hearts for me!!


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★ Excerpt ★

SINS OF SEVIN EXCERPT
Copyright © 2015 by Penelope Ward

He quietly followed me into the dining room, carrying the flatware. The tension in the air was thick as he walked behind me around the oval table, setting down silverware after each plate I’d put down. It was like some weird game of musical chairs where awkward silence replaced the music. The hairs on my back stiffened. We weren’t saying anything, but it was as if I could feel the weight of a thousand words along with the heat of his body so close behind me.

When I noticed he’d just put a fork where the spoon was supposed to go, I switched it. “The forks go on this side, actually.” My hand was shaking. I couldn’t believe how little control I had over myself.

Noticing my nerves, he suddenly placed his hand over mine and whispered, “Stop.”

Chills ran through me. My heart started to beat faster. My nipples hardened. I hated my body for responding to him with equal amounts of fear and lust.

I turned to him, his hand still over my knuckles. It felt like I couldn’t breathe as he just looked at me.

My mother’s footsteps caused Sevin to move his hand off mine with lightning speed.

Mama entered, and we continued setting the table as if our stolen moment hadn’t happened.



★ Meet Penelope Ward ★



Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 10-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.

★ STALK HER ★



★ Other books from Penelope Ward ★

Cocky Bastard

Stepbrother Dearest

Gemini

Jake Undone (Jake #1)

My Skylar

Jake Understood (Jake #2)


★ GIVEAWAY ★

$100 Amazon Gift Card



Monday, September 21, 2015

★Release Blitz!★ SINS OF SEVIN by Penelope Ward





New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author

SINS OF SEVIN
(A standalone)

Release date 9/21/2015

A Contemporary Romance novel
Penelope Ward



From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a
new forbidden STANDALONE romance!

NOW AVAILABLE!








 *BLURB*

What happens when the one you want is the only one you can't have?

My name is Sevin.

Homeschooled and sheltered by my ultra-religious family, I was always taught that lust was a sin.

Elle was the girl who'd been carefully chosen for me.

After a long-distance courtship, I'd be moving into her family's guesthouse so that we could get to know each other in the months before the wedding.

Boundaries were set: no inappropriate touching, no kissing, no sex before marriage.

I'd accepted those rules and my fate.

Until I met the one I wanted to sin with.

That was when restraint became a problem...especially since THE ONE wasn't Elle.

It was her sister, Evangeline.

You know what they say about best laid plans.

My name is Sevin, and I have sinned.

Told in alternating points of view, Sins of Sevin is a full-length standalone novel.
Contains graphic sexual content and harsh language.
Only appropriate for adult readers
age 18+.

Sign up for Penelope’s mailing list now and be the first one notified of releases HERE: http://eepurl.com/MnXoH









*Meet Penelope Ward*



Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 10-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.

★ STALK HER ★



★ Other books from Penelope Ward ★

Cocky Bastard

Stepbrother Dearest

Gemini

Jake Undone (Jake #1)

My Skylar

Jake Understood (Jake #2)





Wednesday, September 16, 2015

★Rachel's Birthday Giveaway!★


╰☆╮ HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!╰☆╮

To celebrate turning another year younger, I want to give YOU something!!! Click on the link below for a chance to win one of these ebooks:

❥ HOME by Rachel Smith
❥ CHASING JENNA by Micki Fredricks
❥ GRAYSON'S VOW by Mia Sheridan


Monday, September 14, 2015

★Excerpt Reveal★ SINS OF SEVIN by Penelope Ward






From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new forbidden STANDALONE romance releasing September 21st!

PRE-ORDER SINS OF SEVIN NOW!



Add to your TBR at: http://bit.ly/1MjhOjQ



★ SINS OF SEVIN EXCERPT ★
Copyright © 2015 by Penelope Ward

As he gulped down the water, I watched his Adam’s apple moving up and down. I used the opportunity to glance over his sweaty body up close. The top of his underwear was sticking out of his jeans. The smell of him was intoxicating, a mix of cut wood, sweat and cologne. I thought about our talk the other night, how he’d confessed his sexual history. As much as it disturbed me, knowing he’d used that body to give a woman pleasure made me weak with desire. I could only imagine what that would feel like with him.

Elle would find out.

I was still looking down at his abs when he said, “Thank you.” My eyes immediately shot up to meet his incendiary stare.

He’d caught me checking him out.

“You’re welcome.”

His mouth curved into a smile as he handed me back the glass. “How have you been? I haven’t seen you much this week.”

“Yeah. I’ve been busy.”

“I have something for you,” he blurted out in a way that indicated he was anxiously waiting to say it.

“For me?”

“Yeah. Wait here, okay?”

Sevin ran over to where his truck was parked and grabbed something out of the open window.

He returned to where I was standing and handed me a CD.

“What is it?”

“If you like the Smiths, you’ll like some of the songs on here. I included a few Smiths songs—the ones from your favorite album, but there’s also The Lemonheads, The Pixies…and Pulp.”

“You made this?”

“Yeah. I made it for myself and burned you a copy.”

“Thanks.”

He looked me straight in the eyes and said, “Number ten is my favorite.” Then, he walked away.

I immediately took it back to my room and dusted off my old portable CD player.

Lying down on my bed with the sun streaming in, I drowned out the world and listened to every song. When it got to number ten, I paid special attention, knowing he’d specifically called that one out.

The name of the song was Like a Friend. I later found out it was by Pulp. With each lyric, my eyes became heavier until they welled up in tears. The words described to a tee exactly how I’d been feeling about him. The singer was shouting out all his feelings about his friend, that she was everything he shouldn’t want, everything that was bad for him, but yet he couldn’t stop wanting her. He’d take what he could get even if that just meant being friends. Every single line spoke to me. It was the first time I realized that maybe I wasn’t alone in my torment. This situation—whatever was happening between us—was taking a toll on him, too.

I must have listened to the song five times before I went over to the window and looked down at him. At one point, he finally looked up and noticed me. He squinted his eyes to see me through the glare of the sun. I still had my headphones on. He knew I had heard number ten. The look on his face when our eyes locked only confirmed that number ten wasn’t just a song. It was his way of speaking to me.




BLURB

What happens when the one you want is the only one you can't have?

My name is Sevin.

Homeschooled and sheltered by my ultra-religious family, I was always taught that lust was a sin.

Elle was the girl who'd been carefully chosen for me.

After a long-distance courtship, I'd be moving into her family's guesthouse so that we could get to know each other in the months before the wedding.

Boundaries were set: no inappropriate touching, no kissing, no sex before marriage.

I'd accepted those rules and my fate.

Until I met the one I wanted to sin with.

That was when restraint became a problem...especially since THE ONE wasn't Elle.

It was her sister, Evangeline.

You know what they say about best laid plans.

My name is Sevin, and I have sinned.

Told in alternating points of view, Sins of Sevin is a full-length standalone novel. Contains graphic sexual content and harsh language. Only appropriate for adult readers age 18+.



★ MEET PENELOPE WARD ★


Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 10-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.

★ STALK HER ★



★ Other books from Penelope Ward ★

Cocky Bastard

Stepbrother Dearest

Gemini

Jake Undone (Jake #1)

My Skylar

Jake Understood (Jake #2)




Sunday, September 6, 2015

Blog Tour - Review - Giveaway: PARADISE FORBIDDEN by Natalie E. Wrye




Title: Paradise Forbidden
Author: Natalie E. Wrye
Genre: New Adult Romantic Suspense/Mystery
Release Date: August 28, 2015


When Trevor Cassidy steps foot on a bus to "Nowhere," Tennessee, he boards with a singular purpose: to leave the life he led behind.

A desolate girl on the ride catches his eye, but he wants almost nothing to do with the ten-foot invisible wall that she's built around herself.

But when calamity strikes deep inside the Tennessee forest, Trevor and the lonely girl, Kat, must learn to trust each other if they want to make it back to civilization intact.

Breaking down Kat's walls will prove to be the hardest thing Trevor's ever done, and on top of that...she's hiding something: something that may threaten their very existence, their dwindling survival.

But how does Trevor uncover Kat's hidden agenda without bringing his own to light?








I nod, never breaking eye contact. And how could I? With Trevor looking at me like that, there’s no chance that I can move, let alone breathe.

Every time our gazes cross, a shift takes place. It moves the air around us: swirling and circling, interlacing and enclosing. It weaves through us, wrapping us to each other: binding us… with this… need.

I can see in Trevor’s eyes all that I feel.

The apprehension. The latent confusion. That undeniable… need.

And there it is again: that needling… annoying… disturbing and somehow strangely consuming sentiment that we need each other. I don’t want to need Trevor. I don’t need him to need me, either.

Whatever it is that exists between the two of us, it is inescapable: invisible but potent. We’re two stars on a collision course, orbiting each other, dancing around another… until the inevitable happens.

A cosmic boom that threatens to rain destruction... or beautiful stardust, and I’m not sure which it will be, so I make a decision right then and right there.

The decision… to get out.

Get out while I still can: while I can spare us both the explosion that is bound to happen. While I can avoid the disappointment that will ultimately follow.

While I can spare myself Trevor’s discovery of my deceit.









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 LORI'S REVIEW 

One thing I know for certain when I read a book by Natalie Wrye, is that I’m going to get an intriguing story that will capture my attention from beginning to end.  And that is exactly the case with Paradise Forbidden!  Kat & Trevor’s story was full of surprises, keeping me guessing with every turn of the page.  I love when a book does that!

And I love this author’s writing! She is very detailed, making me feel as if I’m sitting right inside the pages of her stories.  If you are looking for a well-written romantic suspense, I recommend picking up a copy of this book!  

4 Hearts!



★ RACHEL'S REVIEW ★

Kat and Trevor did not take the easy road to their happily ever after.  Literally.  Instead if was filled with many bumps along the way, starting when they boarded the same bus to nowhere.  Even though their driver took a shortcut to their destination, Kat and Trevor took the long way, until the sexual tension was too much and neither could no longer ignore the pull between them.

Natalie Wrye writes fantastic romantic suspense.  If you're looking for a story to hold your attention at every twist and turn, this is a great book for you.  Her writing is phenomenal and I don't even think twice about picking up her books. 

4 Hearts!


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Natalie Wrye is a math geek by day, writer by night. She is a quirky, former Yankee living in Northwest Georgia with nothing but her Friends and Gilmore Girls reruns to keep her company. Natalie started writing nonsensical stories at the ripe age of 6; she hopes things have changed since then. She loves chocolate, cuddly things, and large libraries. Oh...and she thinks it's pretty cool to talk in 3rd person.














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