Saturday, April 23, 2016

North Iowa Book Bash 2016!


❥ Clear Lake, Iowa
❥ April 30, 2016

Bookies! Have you seen the list of AMAZING authors coming to North Iowa?! So many authors! So many genres! Something for everyone! Mark your calendars and come meet some tantented authors & have a fabulous time! THREE Kindle Fires will be given away, as well as other prizes!

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

*Review* NIGHT SHIFTS BLACK by Alyson Santos

by Alyson Santos


His name is Luke. But nobody knows that. He was an iconic musician before he gave up music. But nobody knows that either. They also don’t know he’s twenty-seven, that he used to have an infectious laugh, and that he’s way too young to be widowed. They certainly don’t know the rest of his tragic story. All they know is that he comes into their cafĂ© at the same time every morning and stares at the same chair at the same table. They know he’s strange. They know he interrupts their breakfast with a cold blast of air as he hovers in the doorway, mustering the courage to confront a piece of furniture. 

No one asks why. No one cares. He’s fine with that. He’s done with life. This isn’t even his story anymore. It’s actually Callie’s, the young writer who sat in his chair one day.


This book! I LOVED IT! I am seriously in love with this author and her writing! My bestie recommended this book to me, and I am super glad she did. The writing is outstanding, with well-developed characters that I absolutely adore! Callie, Luke, and Casey have found a place in my heart and I’m never letting them go. They’re charming, they’re passionate, and they’re oh so wonderful.

This book has all of those wonderful FEELS that I need & love! Filled with humor, love, & heart-break, this story had me laughing, smiling, and crying while gripping my Kindle tightly. 

Night Shifts Black is a story that contains very sensitive subject matter – and the author writes about it with style & grace. Definitely emotional – positively captivating. This will definitely be one of my top reads of 2016. I cannot wait to read more from this author!

5 Hearts!



I’m a writer, musician, and cat lover. I’m also an alternative music junkie. Seriously, totally addicted. 

I write what needs to come out, whether it’s pain, tears, or laughter. I write people and relationships, about the beauty and horror of what we do to ourselves and each other. I write Love. Vengeance. Compassion. Cruelty. Trust. Betrayal. Forgiveness. Darkness, and the incredible way humans destroy and heal each other.

I like to eradicate barriers, refusing to be confined by the laws of physics or limitations of reality. I will befriend a vast population of possibilities and introduce them in ways that might surprise you.


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

**Sale ~ 99¢ ~ Sale!** IDLE BLOOM by Jewel E. Ann

Meet Oliver & Vivian in this sexy, quirky & emotional stand-alone. You will laugh, you will cry and most of all, you will not be disappointed!


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"What lies beneath my veiled perfection is the ugly truth—my truth, my reality, my destiny."

Vivian Graham has an acceptance letter into Harvard, a badass tattoo, loyal friends, ties to marijuana, a penchant for Dunkin’ Donuts, and her pesky V-card.

Everyday she takes the Red Line to her job at The Green Pot in Boston while her friends enter the coveted, black iron gates to higher learning. The ramifications from a tragic accident have put her life on hold while time marches on for everyone around her.

After graduating from Harvard Law, Boston native, Oliver Konrad, moves to Portland to start his career and his life. Three years later, after a horrific discovery, he returns home to trade in his three-piece suit for leather work boots and his suburban home for a condo in Cambridge.

All he brought back to the East Coast was an aversion to pillows and secrets he keeps hidden behind a mysterious locked door. Oliver’s days are predictable and his nights are lonely until he meets Vivian on the subway. Her long raven hair, green eyes, and mile-long legs are achingly sexy, but the way she "innocently" fingers and licks her Boston Kreme doughnut can only be described in two words—complete torture.

When their paths cross at every turn, laughter is abundant, friendship is easy, and love is unintentional. However, their future seems improbable.


Jewel is a free-spirited romance junkie with a quirky sense of humor.

With 10 years of flossing lectures under her belt, she took early retirement from her dental hygiene career to stay home with her three awesome boys and manage the family business.

After her best friend of nearly 30 years suggested a few books from the Contemporary Romance genre, Jewel was hooked. Devouring two and three books a week but still craving more, she decided to practice sustainable reading, AKA writing.

When she’s not donning her cape and saving the planet one tree at a time, she enjoys yoga with friends, good food with family, rock climbing with her kids, watching How I Met Your Mother reruns, and of course…heart-wrenching, tear-jerking, panty-scorching novels.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016


To celebrate her oldest daughter's 18th birthday, Bethany's having a free promo for all books in her YA series, 
Stories about Melissa, from 4/11 - 4/15!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

★Release Blitz!★ DARK NOTES by Pam Godwin

by Pam Godwin


They call me a slut. Maybe I am.

Sometimes I do things I despise.

Sometimes men take without asking.

But I have a musical gift, only a year left of high school, and a plan.

With one obstacle.

Emeric Marceaux doesn’t just take.

He seizes my will power and bangs it like a dark note.

When he commands me to play, I want to give him everything.

I kneel for his punishments, tremble for his touch, and risk it all for our stolen moments.

He’s my obsession, my master, my music.

And my teacher.



The anticipation for this book was enough to drive me mad. From the first teaser I saw, I knew it was going to be incredible. I could feel it. Every time I saw a post about it, or if the cover showed up in my feed, I would get the most delicious, little thrill. 

No matter what words I write in my review, none of them will do this book justice. How do you put into words a book that had you gripping your kindle tightly – fuming mad one minute, then holding your breath with your heart aflutter the next? It’s been a week since I’ve read it and I still think about Emeric & Ivory and their beautiful & powerful story. 

I know when I read a book by this author, I’m going to get quality…everything. Dark Notes is proof of that. The writing is eloquent, beautiful, poetic… the story – emotion-packed, intense, and captivating. The characters are well-developed & strong…with the Ivory & Emeric having chemistry that is off-the-charts scorching hot. You can FEEL the passion the author put into this story and I enjoyed every single word. 

I can’t recommend this book enough. Ms. Godwin’s writing takes you away into a world of delicious taboo, knowing it’s wrong, but not caring one single bit. 5+++++ hearts!


There are hardly words to describe my thoughts on this book. I want to say phenomenal - but even that doesn't seem like enough.

Dark Notes was, most certainly, the best book I've read all year, quite possibly... ever.

Pam Godwin weaves a dark tale so forbidden, so taboo, you can't help but love both deliciously flawed main characters. The story pulled me in from the start, sucked me deep, and didn't let go until the very end. And while the story was interesting, entertaining, and everything else I love in a good book, it was the amazing writing that pushed it over the threshold. Each sentence is a work of art in itself. Godwin has the unique ability to not only paint the full picture right before your eyes, but to make you feel like your inside the story. As if you're watching the entire plot unfold before you.

I would give this book 10+ hearts if I possibly could. Even if you're on the fence about the whole teacher/student thing, I would recommend this book to absolutely anyone.


New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.

Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.



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