Saturday, March 26, 2016

★Now Available!★ 7 MONTHS (Time For Love, #7) by Bethany Lopez




7 Months (Time For Love, #7)
by Bethany Lopez


Synopsis

Tough, dry-witted, and intelligent, Ming has worked her whole life to be a successful lawyer, great friend, and dutiful daughter. Her focus has been on her career, but now she's thirty-five, and the last of her friends to be single. Ming knows what she needs... A man who communicates, who won't be intimidated by her position, a partner. She knows this, but all she wants is him...

After working side by side with his brother, Brock for years, Brady has followed his dream and become a police officer. Protecting and serving comes naturally to him, it's what he was born to do, which is why he doesn't know what to do with a woman who doesn't need his strength and protection.

For 7 Months, Ming has accepted what Brady had to offer, secret nights of passion with no hope of a relationship,. But feelings have developed, and now she wants more. When Brady doesn't want things to change, Ming has to decide if being with the man she loves is worth sacrificing everything she wants.

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★ Lori's Review ★

Loved this book! It was very bittersweet for me. I was absolutely thrilled to finally read Brady’s story. He's so quiet, brooding, mysterious…and way sexy. And at the same time, I’m sad – because this is the last book in one of my favorite series.

Brady’s main job is being a police officer. He also plays the drums on the side in a band with his (equally sexy) brothers. Doesn’t get much hotter than that. He keeps to himself, keeping up those walls around his heart. He may come off as standoffish or a guy with zero emotion... But he’s just misunderstood… and keeps his heart a little bit guarded. Is he quiet & reserved? Definitely. Does he express his emotions & feelings very well? Nope. He feels the need to protect – everyone. He needs the perfect person to break down those walls. He needs to let someone in and take care of HIM for a change. 

Ming is strong-minded, highly intelligent, and knows what she wants. For the last 7 months, she’s been taking what she wants…but now she wants more. She puts her foot down, waiting to see if what (and who) she wants will come to her. 

As usual, Bethany’s storytelling is fabulous. We get a great story with the perfect blend of laughs, drama, and steaminess. This book is #7 in the Time For Love series. You don’t have to read the others before this, but I really think you should – because they’re awesome & fun with characters that feel REAL. And if you read the others first, it will make reading 7 Months much more enjoyable.






★ Other Books in the Series ★

8 Weeks, Time for Love, #1 - Amazon, iBooks, Nook, Kobo, Smashwords

21 Days, Time for Love, #2 - Amazon, iBooks, Nook, Kobo, Smashwords

42 Hours, Time for Love, #3 - Amazon, iBooks, Nook, Kobo, Smashwords

15 Minutes, Time for Love, #4 - Amazon, iBooks, Nook, Kobo, Smashwords

10 Years, Time for Love, #5 - Amazon, iBooks, Nook, Kobo, Smashwords

3 Seconds, Time for Love, #6 - Amazon, iBooks, Nook, Kobo, Smashwords

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

★✯★Blog Tour with Review★✯★ A THOUSAND BOY KISSES by Tillie Cole






★ synopsis ★

One kiss lasts a moment.
But a thousand kisses can last a lifetime.

One boy.
One girl.
A bond that is forged in an instant and cherished for a decade.
A bond that neither time nor distance can break.
A bond that will last forever.
Or so they believe.
When seventeen-year-old Rune Kristiansen returns from his native Norway to the sleepy town of Blossom Grove, Georgia, where he befriended Poppy Litchfield as a child, he has just one thing on his mind. Why did the girl who was one half of his soul, who promised to wait faithfully for his return, cut him off without a word of explanation?
Rune’s heart was broken two years ago when Poppy fell silent. When he discovers the truth, he finds that the greatest heartache is yet to come. 

Standalone Young Adult Tearjerker Romance.
For ages 14 and up. 


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★ review ★

This book…wow.  I’m not sure any words I write will do it justice.  It has been days since I finished this book and I can still feel the aftereffects.  To say I enjoyed this story would be an understatement.  My heart is still aching, it is still fluttering, and it is definitely still soaring.

I expected a beautiful and emotional story.  I expected superb storytelling that grips your heart, squeezes it, and doesn’t let go.  I expected a love story so spellbinding, it would take days to recover.  Well, I did get that...and more.  A LOT more.  I got an EPIC love story that touched my soul that will always stay with me.

I fell so deeply in love with Poppy & Rune.  Their love is powerful, beautiful, captivating.  Packed full of emotion, passion, and gut-wrenching moments, this story will leave you breathless and often reaching for the tissues.  

Tillie Cole is one of my favorite authors.  Her writing is flawless, and has the ability to take you away into the pages of her stories.  She is on my list of Rock Star authors, an automatic one-click.  This book is a perfect example of why she is on that list.

I would give this more than 5 hearts – it definitely deserves it.  I recommend this to everyone. Even if you normally don’t read YA, please read this.

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Tillie Cole hails from a small town in the North-East of England. She grew up on a farm with her English mother, Scottish father and older sister and a multitude of rescue animals. As soon as she could, Tillie left her rural roots for the bright lights of the big city.

After graduating from Newcastle University with a BA Hons in Religious Studies, Tillie followed her Professional Rugby player husband around the world for a decade, becoming a teacher in between and thoroughly enjoyed teaching High School students Social Studies before putting pen to paper, and finishing her first novel. Tillie has now settled in Austin, Texas, where she is finally able to sit down and write, throwing herself into fantasy worlds and the fabulous minds of her characters.

Tillie is both an independent and traditionally published author, and writes many genres including: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance, Young Adult and New Adult novels.

When she is not writing, Tillie enjoys nothing more than curling up on her couch watching movies, drinking far too much coffee, while convincing herself that she really doesn’t need that extra square of chocolate.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

✫★ BLOG TOUR ✫★



DOWN TO YOU (Love on Edge, #1) 
by Addison Kline 









Book 1 of the Love on Edge series

Holly Edgemont used to love celebrating Christmas, that is, until her whole world was turned upside down by an unexpected divorce from her college sweetheart Brant. This year, not only is she divorced, but the kids are going out of state with her ex Brant, leaving her utterly alone. Holly's party-girl friend Sloane tries to break her out of her frump by dragging her along to holiday parties where Holly meets cute and available Chris. But when Holly realizes that she still has feelings for Brant, she has a decision to make: Learn to trust her long time love who broke her heart, or move on for good. 

Brant Edgemont is a divorced father of three, and hopelessly in love with his ex-wife, Holly. He made the biggest mistake of his life walking out two years ago. Despite his pleas to reconnect, Holly still resists him. Is it too late to rekindle their love? Or will Holly move on for good, leaving Brant himself heartbroken and alone?

Down To You is not just a romantic love story. It is a story of familial love, friendship, betrayal, redemption, and the magic that can happen at Christmas time when friends and family join together.










Down To You is a well-written, feel-good, second chance love story. Not too much angst, and just the right amount of sweetness.

The writing style of this author makes the story easy to follow, and allows you connect with the characters and feel what they’re feeling. The author does a great job at making the reader feel how much the main characters, Holly & Brant, truly love each other. The secondary characters are equally enjoyable, and I look forward to reading the next book in the series.

This is a quick read that kept me interested and wanting to keep turning the pages, cheering on the main characters, wanting them to get their HEA. Down To You is a sweet story that will warm your heart and make you believe in happy endings. 







Addison Kline is a best-selling mystery, romantic suspense and psychological thriller author who lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her husband and their children. Her love of the written word has driven her since she was a girl. Writing is not the only art that stirs her soul, though. Kline is a classically trained musician, can sing in four languages and is well versed in music theory and composition. 






★Blog Tour ~ Review ~ Excerpt ~ Giveaway!★ THE FRAGILE LINE - PART ONE by Alicia Kobishop






The Fragile Line: Part One
by Alicia Kobishop

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★ SYNOPSIS ★

Recommended for ages 18+ due to strong language and sexual content. 

Chloe McCarthy thought she had found the perfect guy. Someone just as detached as she was when it came to love and commitment. Someone who never pressured her for more than just sex. But when she gets a little too comfortable with their arrangement, and he rejects her for someone else, it triggers heartbreaking memories that leave her questioning her resolve for a commitment-free life. In a moment of self-pity, she calls on the one person who she knows will make her smile.

Matt Langston lives a drama-free life, and he wants to keep it that way. Chloe McCarthy? All drama. Which is why he needs to stay away from her. A mechanic by day and bouncer by night, he tries to focus on work, but the more he tries, the more she creeps into his thoughts and his dreams, until he realizes that he needs to get her out of his system once and for all.

The Fragile Line is a spin-off to The Fine Line, told in an addicting three-part romance novella series, with each part building on the last. The series may be read alone, however, reading The Fine Line first will provide a further introduction to the characters which may enhance the overall reading experience.



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★ LORI'S REVIEW ★

I was so excited for this one!  This novella was absolutely perfect.  And since I read The Fine Line first, it made it even better than perfect.  It isn’t necessary to read The Fine Line first, but it will definitely add to your reading experience, make you enjoy it that much more.

We meet Chloe & Matt in The Fine Line.  I was VERY interested in Matt then…and Chloe…hmmm… well, let’s just say I needed a lot of convincing that she was not all bad.

Chloe is one of “those” characters.  You know, the ones you love to hate.  Well, after reading The Fragile Line, you can’t help but understand her a little bit better.  You get inside her head and know how and why she feels the way she does – ever since the betrayal from her past.  I thought for sure there was no way I’d be able to open my heart to Chloe, but with Ms. Kobishop’s fabulous storytelling, you can’t help but fall in love with her. 

We caught glimpses of Matt in The Fine Line.  I was intrigued.  And I’m very happy that we get more of him.  In this book, we get to see his full personality – and it’s freakin’ fantastic!  He’s funny, smart, and a whole lotta sexy!   The banter between him & Chloe was great – loved it!

Usually with novellas, they fall short with details, character development, and the feels – NOT the case with this one!  You get everything you love about a great book. I teared up, laughed, smiled, and fanned myself during the sexy times.

I love this author’s writing style – easy to follow & understand, with a story-line that will capture your attention from the beginning.  I devoured this!  Sassy in all the right places, sweet where it needs to be, and steamy right when you need it most.

I cannot wait to read the next one in the series!  
FIVE HEARTS from me!!


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★ EXCERPT ★

“Is it everything you hoped it would be?”  Chloe asked, as I took a bite of the most delicious bread I have ever tasted.
  
This bread was so good that the garlicy, buttery, orgasmic masterpiece of flavor in my mouth forced a long moan out of my throat.  “Oh, yeah.”  I mumbled with the bread still in my cheek.  “This is fucking incredible.”  

The dark wooden table of our window booth was dimly lit by an overhanging lamp with a red shade.  For a small restaurant, Ricci’s had an inviting, casual atmosphere complete with old-time Italian music.  At this time of night, there were only a few other diners scattered about.  I would imagine the place would be closing up soon for the evening.
  
She leaned in and whispered, “What if I told you I know how to make it?”

That caught my attention…enough to stop chewing.  “Don’t tease me, woman.”
  
She leaned back and huffed in exasperation. “God, why are you so macho?  The name’s Chloe.  CH-L-O-EEE.” 

I chuckled.  “If you say so.  I’ve gotta hear this.  How do you know how to make the bread?”

“I dated one of the cooks when I worked here.” She shrugged and took a bite of bread.
  
Should’ve known that.  But really?  Was that all she was going to give me?  “And…did the recipe just osmose from his brain to yours on a date?”

She gave me the stink eye.  “I told him I’d only go out with him if he gave me the recipe.  So he did.  And we went on a date.  And that was it.”

“Lemme guess.  He wasn’t your type.”

She shook her head.  “I don’t really have a type.  I like variety.”

I nodded with raised brows, keeping my mouth shut about the fact that she just fed into her promiscuous reputation.  Was she doing it on purpose?  Did she actually want people to think she was easy?  She seemed okay tonight.  Why did part of me want to believe her rep was BS?

“What about you?” she asked.  “How come I never see you with any girls?”

“I could ask you the same thing.  Why no steady boyfriend?  You’re sexy as hell.  If you dropped the bitch act, you could easily land some dude if you wanted to.”
  
There went my word vomit.  So much for keeping my mouth shut.  Luckily, she didn’t seem offended this time.

Instead, she forced out a humorless laugh. “Yeah, just not the one I want.”
  
I cocked a brow.
  
She rolled her eyes and took a sip of her lemonade.
  
“Maybe it’s not an act,” she continued.

I nodded in thought.  “Or, maybe it is.  You seem pretty cool now.  Not clingy or—” What’s a nice way to say 'easy'? “—overly accessible.  It’s a nice change.  You should do it more often.”

Her face scrunched up.  “Maybe I just don’t like you.”
  
“Or.  Maybe you like me more than you think.”  I winked.
   
The waiter came with our plates, a Sirloin Marsala for me and a spaghetti with meatballs for her.  After grating Parmesan cheese over her plate, he asked the typical waiter question, “Is there anything else I can get for you two?”

I answered instantly, “More bread.” 

The kid, who must’ve been fifteen or sixteen, eyed our full basket of bread, then looked back at me with a quizzical look on his face which kind of pissed me off.  I mean, I would’ve eaten it all up already if he wouldn’t have been so quick with our meals.  And I wanted leftovers.

“Please,” I said calmly.

“O…kay?  I’ll be back with that in a minute.” 

Dipshit.

The steak was even better than the bread.  It literally melted in my mouth.  Chloe laughed when I moaned again at the taste, and I smiled, knowing that my mission for the night had just been accomplished.
  
We savored our meals quietly for a few minutes before she broke the silence, continuing our conversation.  “Maybe I’m not interested in anything serious with anyone.  Maybe taking what I want and being…less than nice…is the best way to make sure they don’t get all googly with me.” 

“What the hell does ‘googly’ mean?”

“Come on, you know.”

I shook my head no.
  
“It’s the lovey-dovey look in someone’s eyes.  Whether it’s a boy or girl, man or woman, we all do it.  It’s the way someone looks at you when they want you to think they’re falling for you.  They look at you with ‘googly-eyes.’”

“Ha!  You seem like an expert.  Maybe your nickname should be ‘heartbreaker.’”

“Yeah, right.  I’ve only gotten that look from one person.  And I’m not the one who did the heart breaking in that situation.”

I nodded in understanding.  It couldn’t have been Logan.  He’s never felt that way about her.  My curiosity piqued.  “First love?”

“Yeah, I guess you could say that.”

She continued stuffing spaghetti into her face as if this conversation were over.  I cleared my throat to get her attention.  It worked because she looked up from her plate with a WTF look.  “Go on, Pink, spill it.  You know you want to.”

She laughed again.  Just a small one, but a laugh nonetheless.  It took her another moment before she finally started to talk.




★ ABOUT THE AUTHOR ★



Alicia Kobishop is a contemporary romance writer who lives in Milwaukee, WI, USA with her husband and two children.

Before trying her hand in writing, she worked her way up in the field of administrative healthcare with experiences ranging from working within a large local healthcare organization, to smaller independent physician practices.

In early 2013 her life took a change of course when she re-evaluated her passions in life, and sought out to try many new things. She reclaimed her childhood passion for reading, and after reading tons of fictional novels in a short amount of time, and loving every moment of it, she became absorbed with the idea of taking her experience with books to the next level, and decided to write one. Nine months later, her debut novel, The Fine Line was published.

Alicia loves connecting with readers. Feel free to reach out to her through email or social media.

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