Book Blitz ~ Review, Excerpt & Giveaway ~ Forgiven by Rebecca Brooke

22 Jan

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Title: Forgiven

Series: Forgiven #1

Author: Rebecca Brooke

Released: August 10th 2013

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What happens when one moment changes the course of your entire life? Do you sit back and accept it, or fight to live the life you choose? Caleb Jacobs has a past that has haunted him for two years. Knowing he can never forgive himself for the events that led to his departure, Caleb chooses to live a quiet life—concentrating on school, sports, and shots. But when he is paired with Angie for a history project he realizes that no matter how much you try to hide from your past, one way or another it will find you.

Angelina Powers knows what she wants from life. Growing up with only an alcoholic father for company, Angie learned early on in life that you can only count on yourself. But that doesn’t stop her wishing for her white knight. She’s confident, happy and focused…until she meets Caleb. So how will she feel when her potential white knight turns out to be more of a black shadow?

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I received an ARC copy of this book for my honest spoiler free review.

Forgiven beings with Caleb Jacobs, a loner not because he can’t be social but because he fears what people will think of him and his past. Beating himself up for the past 2 years for something he had no control over. He focuses on school, sports and attempts to drink himself to sleep every night. Forgiving himself is something he doesn’t think he deserves. 

Angelina Powers is a go getter learning early that she has no one she can fall back on, no one to support her dreams. Growing up with an alcoholic father has been tough but because of him she strives for what she wants. 

When Angie and Caleb are paired up together for a history project things get interesting. The attraction between these two is obvious. Caleb fights it as much as he can but “those eyes” haunt him. Angie can’t take his mood swings, one minute he’s all into her the next he’s a jerk. I mean really talk about mixed signals. 

The supporting characters, Josh and Emily, were awesome! I just love Emily, that’s a friend I’d want in my corner. 

Over all I really enjoyed this story. I am so happy I decided to read it. It was such an awesome story fill with so many emotions. The main characters; Angie and Caleb torture themselves with the past. ‘Shit happen’ and most of the time we have no control over the specifics, are you one to let the past rule and overcome your future? Will you just go through the motions of daily life? OR are you one to say ‘F’ this I’m in control? 

These are questions I asked myself when I finished reading Forgiven, Rebecca Brooke did an amazing job. The circumstances each character went through and the detail in which she wrote it was very realistic. This is one I would recommend! :)

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After she left, I lay down on my bed. I knew I had to get Caleb Jacobs as far away from my thoughts as possible. I only had to deal with him for the next week and a half. He would be easy enough to ignore in class—we’d never interacted before, so why should that have to change? What was it about him that made him so different? I had to come to grips with the fact that he didn’t want me. I realized that it didn’t matter. My mother hadn’t wanted me, and neither did my father. He’d been reminding me of that fact for years. I survived his abuse—I could easily deal with one asshole.

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Rebecca Brooke grew up in the shore towns of South Jersey. She loves to hit the beach, but always with her kindle on hand. She is married to the most wonderful man, who puts up with all of her craziness. Together they have two beautiful children who keep her on her toes. When she isn’t writing or reading (which is very rarely) she loves to bake and watch episodes of Shameless and True Blood.

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Cover Reveal & Giveaway ~ Hudson by Shayne McClendon

22 Jan
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Refuse to compromise.

Hudson Winters is in control of every aspect of his world. From his earliest memories, he’s been driven to succeed. Starting from nothing, he built an empire based on opportunity and intimidation.

Personally, professionally, and sexually – he ensures the reins are always in his hands. He never counted on a woman like Gabriella Hernandez. From the moment she steps into his building, she proceeds to shake up his entire existence. Her very presence causes him to question everything about himself, his relationships, and his future.

 This story features characters readers fell in love with in “The Barter System” and gives you a chance to sit down and catch up. Prepare to be twisted up and knocked around a bit.  Another hot, emotional read from Always the Good Girl, Shayne McClendon.

NOTE: This story contains explicit sexual scenes and language and is intended for mature audiences only. Do not read this novel if intense sexual situations offend you.

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Shayne McClendon is an indie author who has received rave reviews for her premiere novel “The Barter System.” Other projects recently released are “In the Service of Women,” “Yes to Everything,” “Damaged,” “Being Delightful,” “The Hermit,” “Hudson” – the second book set in “The Barter System” world, and many more.

Writer, mom, and hermit…Shayne listens to the voices in her head because their ideas are awesome. Those around her have learned not to question the crazy. Coffee consumption is too high, amount of sleep is too low, but the words always feel just right.

She currently lives in Oklahoma wrangling teenagers, opening doors for her pets, and running her content writing company. She dreams of peace, quiet, travel, and always having a viable internet connection.

You can contact her by email at shayne@alwaysthegoodgirl.com, stop by her Facebook page, or visit her website and subscribe for your free story!

Shayne McClendon’s work is available at all major e-book retailers. Print editions of her work are available on her website.

Current Book List:

The Barter System

Hudson

Yes to Everything

In the Service of Women

A Little Bit Country – Book One

Damaged

Obsession

The Hermit

Being Delightful

Gravity

Roadside Assistance

Somebody

Permission to Come Aboard – The Great Outdoors

Special Delivery – The Great Outdoors

A Sunny Heart – The Great Outdoors

Embrace the Wild – The Great Outdoors

Ready to Rumble – Love of the Game

Breaking the Ice – Love of the Game

Time to Make the Doughnuts – Love of the Game

Woman’s Best Friend

Revenge is Best Served Hot

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Just a Little Kilted – with Alexandra Andersen

Just a Little Crazy – with Alexandra Andersen

Just a Little Extra – with Alexandra Andersen

Not a Bride – with Alexandra Andersen

All the Better To – with Christopher Southers

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The Barter System

Damaged

Not a Bride – with Alexandra Andersen

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Blog Tour Stop ~ Promo & Excerpt ~ Dicmatized by Dyphia Blount

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Title: Dicmatized

Series: Sexcapades: Volume 1 The Doctor Is In!

Author: Dyphia Blount

Publisher: Gemini Phoenix Publications

Genre: Erotica

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Dr. Lenese Stringfield Puts the “Sex” in Sex Therapy as she takes the profession by storm with her new and innovative techniques. Her seductive nature and sexy demeanor has her clients eating out of the palm of her hand; amongst other things. Lenese has loved once and lost. So, if she can’t be with the one she loves; she will love the one she’s with. But, amazing sex doesn’t come without a price tag. Too bad life has a lesson to teach this freaky therapist! She will soon learn that Karma is the “one bitch” that has everyone’s address. Fooling around with another woman’s husband is dangerous, but falling in love with one can be deadly.

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1. This book is not just about sex, but making love between people in love.

2. This book has drama in it after a threesome occurs.

3. This book is about a woman who doesn’t want to love anyone besides the one she can’t have.

4. This book is about a bond between sisters.

5. This book shows you how to please your significant other.

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“Dr. Stringfield has been the best sex therapist for the last five years of her practice. No one knows how her ranking in marriage counseling is so high, and never will.  She teaches the men how to be the perfect sex partners and make the women forget all the other issues. They become “Dicmatized” so to speak.

People seem to get so caught up in financial issues and other problems, that they usually let their sex lives slide down-hill in the meantime. While teaching them to understand how a healthy sexual relationship can make all other problems fade away, her techniques bring couples back to the feelings they had when they first started dating.

Lenese doesn’t remember herself being fine back in the day.  In fact, she felt quite plain back then.  All of her cousins are guys so caring to be a girly girl was never a top priority.  However, she learned the game from them–how men and women both think and react to certain things.

Lenese hated her lips growing up and remembers her junior high school boyfriend, Jason, telling her that she was cute from the nose up.  That made her really self-conscience about her looks and a little ashamed.  Now, men can’t get enough of fantasizing about her luxurious lips and aggressive sexual behavior that is soon to follow.

Lenese is a Gemini; the sign of twins, and often considers herself to be ‘the forbidden fruit.’  No ONE man can satisfy her, nor tie her down.  Sexy isn’t the word for this man-eating goddess.  Standing 5’7 inches tall, her long, beautiful legs lead up to a perfect size six waist.  Her booty is round and sticks out like two watermelons which compliments her model-like walk of sin.  Her breasts are a 38D; perky and captivating. Just one glance will make anyone want to squeeze them just for GP (general purpose).   Her long, brown hair is highlighted with beautiful blonde streaks to bring out her hazel brown eyes and butter pecan complexion.

Yes, Lenese has all the tools and knows how to work them.  She has the ability to seduce any man without saying a word.  Her eyes captivate men while inviting them subconsciously into her scheming little world.  Lenese has a smile that can make the sun shine during a hurricane, and her personality is so loving and generous that it can never be ignored.

Yet, something is missing…love.  Lenese is afraid of the pain that comes along with commitment.  Loving the same man for ten years isn’t enough when their lives are too different for them to be together.  Because of her Gemini characteristics, settling for just anyone is never an option.  Being such a sexual creature has its pros and cons though.  Knowing her heart belongs to her ex, she uses her male clients for her own sexual needs while helping them to keep their wives happy.  Lenese knows it’s selfish, but she doesn’t give a damn.”

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I believe God has a plan for all of us and we need to have Faith and believe that everything happens for a reason. I left my job of seven years and wrote my first book Dicmatized: The Doctor Is In which was published in June of 2012. It even made #5 top rated best erotica and held the spot for 2 months! I’m so proud and overjoyed that you all took the time to read one or all of my books and I want you to know…without you, there is no me! My tagline is ~ Why try to fit in, when you’re meant to stand out!

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Blog Tour Stop ~ Review, Excerpt & Giveaway ~ One To Keep by Tia Louise

20 Jan

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Title: One To Keep

Series: One To Hold #2

Author: Tia Louise

Release Date: January 19, 2014

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

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WARNING: Recommended for adult readers (18+) only! Mature themes, strong language, and sexual content…

LOTS of sexual content. Patrick is a naughty boy until he meets Elaine. So there’s the warning–if you keep reading, please relax and have fun! (It’s meant to be fun. *wink*)

There’s a new guy in town… 

“Patrick Knight, single, retired Guard-turned private investigator. I was a closer. A deal maker. I looked clients in the eye and told them I’d get their shit done. And I did…”

Patrick doesn’t do “nice.”
At least, not anymore.

After his fiance cheats, he follows up with a one-night stand and a disastrous office hook-up. His business partner (Derek Alexander) sends him to the desert to get his head straight–and clean up the mess.

While there, Patrick meets Elaine, and blistering sparks fly, but she’s not looking for any guy. Or a long-distance relationship.

Patrick’s ready to do anything to keep her, but just when it seems he’s changed her mind, the skeletons from his past life start coming back.

Standalone, M/F, HEA

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She didn’t push me away or tell me no as I kissed her again with more urgency this time. She turned, and I kissed her cheek. 

“I’m too weak when it comes to you,” she murmured as I traced the line of her jaw with my lips. “I should be stronger.” 

My kisses moved to her temple and into her hairline. She was so beautiful, and I had her again. “You’re incredibly strong,” I murmured. “You held me off for three weeks when everything in me wanted to come here and take you back.” 

I could feel her breathing pick up as I kissed her, and the tension below my waist grew tighter. My mouth returned to hers, and it opened quickly, tongues uniting, her fingers now threading in my hair. 

Her lips were so sweet, but I moved my kisses to her chin, dropping down to her neck, and unfastening the buttons on her shirt, kissing every spot of delicate skin that was revealed as it came apart…

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One To Keep was an enjoyable read. We begin with Patrick Knight who relocates to Princeton to take on a position his brother left behind as a private investigator. He believes this is exactly what he needs; a fresh start after finding his fiancé cheating on him. He no longer believes in love, and thinks with his wrong head. And in not thinking properly he finds himself is a sticky situation. Patrick hooks up with 2 women; Kenny a young lady from a tattoo parlor and Star a deranged stalker.

Derek Alexander the other half of Alexander & Knight tries to defuse the situation and sends Patrick to Scottsdale, Arizona for a job. Being in Scottsdale is Patrick’s chance to gain control of the situation he has created and to redeem himself with Derek, which is exactly what he plans to do. However, while there he meets the lovely Elaine Merritt.

There was an instant attraction. Elaine has a beautifuleH soul. He took her sightseeing, to dinner and really just got to know each other. And when its time to say goodbye Patrick isn’t ready to let her go and she isn’t willing to have a long distance relationship. Eventually they fess up and try to work it out. There are more bumps in the road but I like where it all ended up.

I’ve read other reviews about this book and many have said that they connected with Kenny more than Elaine, well I didn’t. Kenny went through a rough time in her past; she lost the love of her life. This just gave them something in common; I did not feel that she was someone I’d want him to end up with. He needs someone strong by his side not someone who was just as lost and broken as he was.

The journey to Patrick and Elaine coming together with all the obstacles they faced in my opinion were well written. Let me also state that I did not read book 1 (though plan to ASAP ;) ) I love Tia’s writing style and can’t wait to dig into more of her work.

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Tia Louise is a former journalist, world-traveler, and collector of beautiful men (who inspire all of her stories… wink)—turned wife, mommy, and novelist.

She lives in the center of the U.S.A. with her lovely family and one grumpy cat. There, she dreams up stories she hopes are engaging, hot, and sexy, and that cause readers rethink common public locations…

It’s possible she has a slight truffle addiction.

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Title: One To Hold

Series: One To Hold #1

Author: Tia Louise

Release Date: October 7, 2013

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

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***WARNING: Mature themes, strong language and sexual content. Recommended for adult readers (18+) only!***

Derek Alexander is a retired Marine, ex-cop, and the top investigator in his field. Melissa Jones is a small-town girl trying to escape her troubled past.

When the two intersect in a bar in Arizona, their sexual chemistry is off the charts. But what is revealed during their “one week stand” only complicates matters.

Because she’ll do everything in her power to get away from the past, but he’ll do everything he can to hold her.

Note: Standalone, M/F, HEA

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Cover Reveal ~ Touched By Another by T.H. Snyder

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Title: Touched By Another

Series: Touch #3

Author: T.H. Snyder

Anticipated Release Date: January 26, 2014

Genre: New Adult/Adult, Contemporary Romance, Erotica

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Lately, Emma MacIntyre has been pretending to live the life of a perfect wife while her husband Keith takes control over her family business. With the loss of her parents to a tragic car accident and a fight that causes her brother, Riley, to move out of state Emma chooses to stand by her husband.

While sorting out her parent’s estate, Emma stumbles across a few hidden secrets that she suspects Keith has kept her from. Heartbroken Emma turns to her brother for support, hoping to also rekindle their own broken relationship. When she moves to Boston Emma finds herself reacting to a complete stranger when he is willing to comfort her and listen to her pain.

Is Emma ready to move on with her life and leave the hurt of her failing marriage behind? Will Emma fight the urge to fall once she has been Touched by Another?

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T. H. Snyder was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania. For six years she worked in the field of higher education while earning her Bachelor and Master Degrees in Management from University of Phoenix. She’s a single mother to two children. She became an avid reader in spring of 2012 and since has read over 250 books. Her genre of interest ranges from Romance to thrilling Paranormal. This is more than just a hobby for her, it’s a passion to read the words of great authors and bring life to their stories with her reviews and character castings. She started writing her first novel in June of 2013 and is anxious to see where this journey takes her!!
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Title: Touch Me

Series: Touch #1

Author: T.H. Snyder

Release Date: December 19, 2013

Genre: New Adult/Adult, Contemporary Romance, Erotica

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Char is a focused and driven career woman who’s had a relationship she would rather choose to forget, but can’t. Riley is a pure gentleman who can easily leave the past where it belongs, behind him.

Some people believe in fate where others deem it a coincidence. Char and Riley are meant to be together, so life just happens to make sure they are in the right place at the right time.

But is that enough?

You’ll be falling in love with this dynamic duo as they find out who they are and why fate keeps making sure their lives are intertwined.

Their differences are what make them all too similar, and throughout the course of their journey there is one thing that always brings them back together…the need for each other’s touch.

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Title: Touched By You

Series: Touch #2

Author: T.H. Snyder

Release Date: December 19, 2013

Genre: New Adult/Adult, Contemporary Romance, Erotica

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Chloe and Derrick have spent most of their lives together as friends and as lovers; they have formed a connection that few couples can make last. This duo is bound by one thing that no one can destroy. They have been touched by one another and no one can take that away.

That is until one of them is forced to make a decision and their lives take on a different path.

Can these two withstand the reality of what lies ahead? Are they able to hold a relationship together with just the mere fact that they may love each other? Is it possible to maintain a bond that no one else has been able to touch?

Chloe and Derrick may have the relationship others dream about, but sometimes things do get in the way and it can be impossible to forgive and forget.

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