Monday, July 18, 2016

★Release Blitz & Review★ RED LIGHTS, BLACK HEARTS by Fabiola Francisco






Red Lights, Black Hearts
by Fabiola Francisco

Release Date:  July 18, 2016

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★ SYNOPSIS ★

Darkness can be stained by light. Light can outshine the darkest of corners.

Behind a window in Amsterdam’s desired Red Light District, Samantha practices the art of seduction. Man after man, she controls them, seeking what they both want. But behind the façade of the glass, lies her truth waiting to be uncovered. An inner battle of light and dark takes place as Sam learns to release the past and truly live the beautiful tragedy that is life.

Red lights and black hearts collide in a tale of heart and soul.


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★ EXCERPT ★

The melting of the snow brought about a mixture of emotions. Realizations I didn’t want to admit to. Awareness that dawned on me brighter than the noon sun back home in South Florida. Resistance to what was happening around me.

I’ve never been happier to be back at work, doing what I know and keeping my mind busy with tempos.

After the second night of being snowed in, Max left and prepared for a short trip to Germany. His words. Probably meant to ease me and inform me he’ll be back soon.

In my own silence, I analyze my world. I analyze my truths and my deceptions. I was living a life I was content with until recently. I was surviving without the constant memories drowning my mind. The insecurities I buried deep within not making an appearance.

Until now.

Now everything has resurfaced. Now every truth is exposed in the front of my mind, a cursing memory haunting me in case I had forgotten where I came from and who I was.

A rag-doll with loose threads barely keeping her together. Unsown by a seam ripper who fed off of her pain.

Anyway. Not having Max around has given me space. Space to think. Space to breathe. Space to hide. The glass shelters me despite its transparent state. The walls in my small room protect me. The men that walk in surrender to me. All of this makes for the perfect escape. An escape I am craving and dreading at the same time. My analytical self knows this is what has helped me move forward in life. My foolish self wants to tear at the belief system I’ve created to fall victim to fairy tales with a Prince Charming and a Sleeping Beauty waiting to be awoken by a kiss.

Kisses don’t heal. Princes don’t wake you up from nightmares. You are responsible for your own living and the only one who can break the bonds of the past.


Red Lights, Black Hearts
Copyright 2016, Fabiola Francisco






★ LORI'S REVIEW ★

This book…wow.  You will not get a light & fluffy love story.  You will not get a typical romance all wrapped up in a pretty little bow. This one will reach deep inside you and grip your heart.  Get ready for a bumpy ride.

Sam has moved to Amsterdam to run away from her past. There, she can be someone else – someone who is in control – walls are up, heart is cold & black as coal.  She hides behind the glass in the red light district – luring men in, using them, then spitting them out.  She uses indifference as a shield… It’s easier that way. Easier than dealing with feelings. 

“Inside a coal is a diamond, something precious and rare.  Could there be some beauty left in my heart deep with the hard shell of my chest?”

Max…he is Sam’s light in her world of darkness. He is exactly what Sam needs, although she fights it as much as she can.  Being the patient and caring person he is, he slowly brings her out of her shell, makes her start feeling again, and helps her find the girl who she used to be. 

“I am a fire that burns, but can he be the water that extinguishes me?”

This story is beautifully-written.  So poetic, so deep – filled with so much passion, you will feel every ounce of pain, every single emotion. Some moments are intense, some are touching, and some will leave you breathless.  I highlighted so many parts in this book because as I read them, they reached deep down in my soul.  Fabulous book! 






★ Other Titles by Fabiola Francisco ★

Perfectly Imperfect

Restoring Us

Resisting You (Perma-Free)

Sweet on Wilde

Whiskey Nights



★ ABOUT THE AUTHOR ★

Fabiola Francisco is a contemporary romance author from South Florida. Writing has been a part of her life since she was a teenager. Even at that age, she dreamed of happy endings with emotional twists. She currently has five books released, her latest being Whiskey Nights.

Her passion for books and writing has inspired her to write her own stories. She writes novels readers could relate to and grow with. She’s currently working on writing more stories that connect with readers on a deeper.

Fabiola also loves expressing herself through art and spending time in nature. In her spare time, she loves to cuddle with a good book and a glass of wine.


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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

★Blog Tour with Review★ DEEP REDEMPTION by Tillie Cole





SYNOPSIS

ONLY THROUGH BLOOD CAN THE DEEPEST REDEMPTION BE FOUND…

He was born to ascend.
He was destined to lead.
He was never meant to fail.


Prophet Cain lies broken and defeated on the floor of his cell. A cell he has been thrown into by the one person who was supposed to stand by his side until the end. His flesh and blood, his only companion. His beloved twin brother.

Cain has sacrificed everything for his people. He left the safety and security of his life of study to infiltrate the infamous Hades Hangmen. He lived with them, rode with them, and then betrayed them. All in the name of a faith he can now feel slipping away from him. Like everything else he once held dear…

But then his isolation is broken. Another prisoner is brought to the cell next to his. A woman fighting her own demons and fears. A woman who Cain understands needs him, as he needs her.

As the connection between them grows, so does Cain’s resolve. He will right the wrongs he has done. He will atone for the evil acts carried out in his name. He will save the one he loves…


… Even if the battle takes him to the gates of hell itself.

Contemporary Dark Romance. Contains explicit sexual situations, violence, sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language, and mature topics. Recommended for age 18 years and up.





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MICKI'S REVIEW

True storytellers are a rare breed among us. They are souls who artfully spin their tales in such a way, you will question how you look at life.  Having the ability to wrap their words around you and lead you into a world that you have no understanding of, only to make you believe you are part of it, well… it’s as close to magic as most of us will ever get.
If you are a writer, you long to be a true storyteller.  If you are a reader, you search endlessly until you find the next one. You cannot learn this; it can’t be taught. It comes from somewhere inside the mind and is a gift.
  
Tillie Cole is a true storyteller.

She bleeds life into her characters almost to the point of pain for her readers.

Deep Redemption is beyond comparison to any of the other books in this series. Now saying that, it’s not my favorite of the series, (Long live the #FlameWhores!) however, it is such a beautiful and touching love story that it will leave you broken. I say broken because you really have to ask yourself... Does this man deserve redemption?  Are his past sins more than can be forgiven? I was sure of my answer until I started reading, and then spent the rest of the book in a moral battle of, should I or should I not forgive?

I feel like I should discuss the plot of this book. I want to talk about character development and pace and all the silly things we talk about when reviewing a book…but I won’t. I won’t steal this experience from you. I won’t sway your decision and I won’t tell you if I gave redemption to a man that I felt going in, didn’t deserve it.

But I will tell you this, Tillie Cole is an artist of words….and I will read anything she writes. 

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ABOUT TILLIE



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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★Sales Blitz!★ TIME FOR LOVE SERIES by Bethany Lopez



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8 Weeks (Time for Love, book 1)
by Bethany Lopez


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Synopsis

Is eight weeks enough time to earn back the love of someone you've betrayed...the only one you've ever loved?

Shelly has been in love with Cal since they started dating in eleventh grade. Despite everyone saying the odds were against them, they got married after graduation and built a life together. Now, six years later, she is faced with the ultimate betrayal. Devastated, her first instinct is to call it quits…

After a drunken binge at his best friends’ bachelor party, Cal betrays the one person who has always been there for him, his wife, Shelly. Terrified and realizing she might divorce him, Cal must come up with a way to prove to her that his love is true…

Cal asks Shelly for eight weeks. Eight weeks to convince her that their marriage is worth the fight. Will Shelly be able to trust him again, or will their marriage end the way many others do when faced with opposition… In divorce?

8 Weeks is book 1 in the Time for Love series, but can be read as a stand alone.

"8 Weeks was an emotionally gripping read. Seeing this couple fight to keep their relationship alive made me believe in true love, forgiveness and hope." ~ The Autumn Review 
"A beautifully written love story about betrayal, redemption, and discovering that love really does conquer all." ~ Tyhada Reads
"8 Weeks is an amazing story of how one night can change a persons life. For Cal, Shelly is all he has ever wanted and needed and when he does something to jeopardize their marriage he will have 8 weeks to prove to Shelly that their love is real. Cal is on the road to redemption but will Shelly forgive Cal?" ~ Tee at A Diary of a Book Addict



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42 Hours (Time for Love, #3) | Amazon | iBooks

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3 Seconds (Time for Love, #6) | Amazon | iBooks

7 Months (Time for Love, #7) | Amazon | iBooks




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Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. She's a lover of all things romance: books, movies, music, and life, and she incorporates that into the books she writes. When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible. Some of her favorite things are: Kristen Ashley Books, coffee in the morning, and In N Out burgers.

Bethany Lopez is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

★BET ME SOMETHING by Aubrey Bondurant★






Bet Me Something
by Aubrey Bondurant
Series: The Something Series #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 30, 2016



Blurb

Being able to stand on your own two feet, sometimes requires getting knocked off them completely... 

McKenzie “Kenzie” Lane is newly graduated from college and looking forward to a dream internship she has lined up for the summer in LA. Unfortunately, her controlling mother has other plans. 

Colby Singer, with his hot-as-sin looks and wicked charm, is never without attention from the ladies. Despite suspecting how Kenzie feels about him, he’s always kept her comfortably off-limits since she’s the baby sister of one of his best friends. But when he’s determined to distract her temporarily from the stress of her mother’s ultimatum, deciding to show her some fun, he quickly finds that keeping her in the friend zone is not as easy as he’d hoped. 

Once Kenzie realizes this may be her last opportunity to gauge her long-time crush’s true feelings, she puts it all out there in the form of a bet. It's the perfect idea for her perfect man. 

Until he isn’t. 

Will a dose of reality lead to true love? Or will it crash and burn before it can even get started? 

Full Length Standalone book with no cliffhanger. Third book of the “Something Series”


Recommended for mature readers due to situations of language, and sexual content. 








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Aubrey Bondurant loves to read, write and travel. When she isn't working full time or spending time with her family, she puts her fingers to keyboard and crafts a story.

As a former member of the military, she's passionate about veteran charities and giving back to the community.

Her writing style is a combination of chick lit and erotic romance or "smutty chick lit" as she calls it. The "Something Series" will consist of 5 books. The first one, Tell Me Something came out in June 2015. The second book, Ask Me Something will be out in November 2015.



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Saturday, July 2, 2016

★ Just Another Book Signing - Miami, Florida!! ★

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