Friday, August 29, 2014

Blog Tour Stop: Within These Walls by J.L. Berg

Within these walls, he became my solace, my sanctuary and my strength.

I am not strong. I am just a survivor of circumstance.
Isn’t that what we all do? Survive?

Each of us has our own set of circumstances to muddle through. Mine are just more…complicated.

Born with a severe heart defect, I’ve seen the inside of a hospital room more than my own bedroom.

I was drowning, a prisoner to the illness that owned me, until he appeared. He thinks he’s blocked out the world with his tattoos and hard exterior, but I see the real Jude, the one he so desperately wants to forget.

But is he the answer to my prayers or will he break my already damaged heart forever?

My name is Lailah Buchanan, and this is our story of hope, redemption and sacrificing it all for the one you love.

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4 Stars
Wow! I was a bit hesitant to read this at first, because I thought it was just going to break my heart with an ugly cry! But no, Within These Walls is such a beautiful story about a brave woman, who has gone through many complications her entire life. And is saved by a broken, shattered man filled with guilt. 

Lailah has spent most of her lifetime in and out of the hospital (more like in!). She's constantly fighting for her life and all she wants to do is go home. That is until she meets the mysterious Jude. Jude is quiet and keeps to himself while he works his rounds as a nursing assistant. 

Jude is empty, broken, and just trying to deal with his guilt. Everyday, as he works on Lailah's floor, he can't seem to stay away from--there's something strong between the two. Eventually, these two develop a close friendship. But there are a few secrets that Jude holds and he's determine to make everything perfect for her.

Jude and Lailah were destined to meet and fall in love. They both were meant to show each other how to live and love life again. Within These Walls is such a fabulous read with plenty of sweetness and yeah--some hotness! 

About J.L. Berg

J.L. Berg is the USA Today bestselling author of the Ready Series. She is a California native living in the beautiful state of historic Virginia. Married to her high school sweetheart, they have two beautiful girls that drive them batty on a daily basis. When she's not writing, you will find her with her nose stuck in a romance novel, in a yoga studio or devouring anything chocolate. J.L. Berg is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Blog Tour Stop: Indebted (#1 Debt Inheritance) by Pepper Winters

“I own you. I have the piece of paper to prove it. It’s undeniable and unbreakable. You belong to me until you’ve paid off your debts.”

Nila Weaver’s family is indebted. Being the first born daughter, her life is forfeit to the first born son of the Hawks to pay for sins of ancestors past. The dark ages might have come and gone, but debts never leave. She has no choice in the matter.

She is no longer free.

Jethro Hawk receives Nila as an inheritance present on his twenty-ninth birthday. Her life is his until she’s paid off a debt that’s centuries old. He can do what he likes with her—nothing is out of bounds—she has to obey.

There are no rules. Only payments.

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4 Stars

Wow! What a total mind-f*ck read! And Pepper Winters knows how to write one. 

There's not much I can say about this book, but it was a roller-coaster of emotions. I was literally scared for Nila throughout this books. Nila is strong-willed and not will to take sh*t. But that doesn't mean, she is able to stand up to Jethro.

Jethro Hawk needed a few kicks in the nuts. Hard. I couldn't quite connect to Jethro at all in this first book. He's scary, intimidating and even a push-over when it comes to his family. 

There were a lot of push and pull between Nila and Jethro. I literally couldn't believe how he treated her at times. But Nila didn't just take it. She's forged through and stood her ground ( best she could under the circumstances!). 

Indebted is a great read, if you truly love the hot, dark, twisted read! And the end...yes, it ends in a WTF cliffhanger. I am dying to find out what happens to Nila. And hoping there is some sort of goodness in Jethro in the next read. I cannot wait until book two is released!

About the Author
 Pepper Winters wears many roles. Some of them include writer, reader, sometimes wife. She loves dark, taboo stories that twist with your head. The more tortured the hero, the better, and she constantly thinks up ways to break and fix her characters. Oh, and sex... her books have sex. 

She loves to travel and has an amazing, fabulous hubby who puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends. Her Dark Erotica books include: Tears of Tess (Monsters in the Dark #1) Quintessentially Q (Monsters in the Dark #2) Her Grey Romance books include: Destroyed

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Cover Reveal: MELANCHOLY (Jokers' Wrath MC, #2) by Bella Jewel

Title: Melancholy (Jokers' Wrath MC, #2)
Author: Bella Jewel
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: September 15, 2014


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To truly understand a story; you need to start from the beginning, but to start from the beginning, you have to go back, further than just you. After all, our stories don't start with us, do they? Our stories start with the person before us, and the person before them. We are created from the stories of those people.

I tried to create my own story, my own path, my own actions. I've seen things people on see in their worst nightmares, but I never let it neat me down. I never let it become who I was. There was no point analyzing what it could be. 


Until Maddox came into my world. He saved my life. He changed my story; giving me the second chance some of us only dream about. There was only one thing missing in my second chance, and she was the reason I fought so hard to survive.


My sister who is supposed to be dead, well, at least, that's what I thought. 


Now is where my story changes, but to understand this story, you have to start at the beginning ... where it all began ... and before.
Precarious (Jokers' Wrath MC #1)
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About the Author
10384354_732665466791797_5705743884477654493_n Bella Jewel is an Aussie girl through and through. She spent her life in Western Australia, growing up in many different areas of the state. She now currently lives in Perth with her husband, children and mass amounts of pets. She's crazy, fun, outgoing and friendly. Writing is her passion, she started at the young age of 18 but finally got the courage up to publish, and her first novel Hell's Knights was released in August 2013.
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Happy Release Day: Rival (Fall Away #2) by Penelope Douglas

Title: Rival (Fall Away, #2)
Author: Penelope Douglas
Genre: NA | Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 26, 2014

From the New Adult sensation and New York Times bestselling author of Until You

Madoc and Fallon. Two estranged teenagers playing games that push the boundaries between love and war…

She’s back.

For the three years she’s been away at boarding school, there was no word from her. Back when we lived in the same house, she used to cut me down during the day and then leave her door open for me at night.

I was stupid then, but now I’m ready to beat her at her own game…

I’m back.

Three years and I can tell he still wants me, even if he acts like he’s better than me.

But I won’t be scared away. Or pushed down. I’ll call his bluff and fight back. That’s what he wants, right? As long as I keep my guard up, he’ll never know how much he affects me….

Madoc jumped out of the car, not even caring to close the door behind him. “You stole my car?!” he shouted, peering down into the bowl.

With the headlights behind him, the area was well lit, and I tried to breath against the flutter in my chest.

He was here. We were alone. We were angry. Déjà vu. 

This is what I wanted. It’s what I’d planned.

But I turned my back on him anyway.  

I’d told myself time and again that I didn’t care what he thought of me. I didn’t want his heart after all. It wasn’t part of the equation. He didn’t need to love me or respect me for this to work. I would use him—get what I wanted—without worrying about whatever was in his head. It. Did. Not. Matter.

So why couldn’t I just draw him in like I’d planned? Why did I want to spit back? 

“I didn’t steal it. I borrowed it, Princess,” I shot back.

He jumped down into the bowl, his flip flops slapping against the wet cement. “Don’t touch my shit, Fallon!”

“Oh, but you got to come into my room last night and touch me? You don’t get to have everything, Madoc.”

He stopped a few feet from me, and I felt the walls of the bowl close in as he stared. I expected more yelling and insults, but he just stood there, looking like everything that could destroy me without even speaking. Looking like everything that nearly did destroy me.

He was still dressed in only his board shorts and flip flops. No shirt. I guess he would’ve left the house in a hurry if he was coming after me. He’d changed so much in the years I’d been gone. His shoulders and arms were works of art. Madoc always liked to work out, and it paid off. He had a build like a quarterback, and he was tall. I wished I didn’t feel the invisible cord pulling me to him, wanting to touch him again, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t. We always want what’s bad for us.

Madoc was hot. He knew it. And he knew everyone else knew it.

But what was underneath the blonde hair, boyish blue eyes, and toned body was bad. He was bad.

And someday, his looks would fade, and his wife would just have someone bad. I had to remind myself of that. There was nothing in him that I should want.      

The light rain blew around his face, and he blinked away the water dripping down his face. “You know? Whatever,” he sneered, looking like he was about to turn away. “I’m so over your bullshit, Fallon. I wish I knew what the hell you wanted from me.” His voice got stronger. “You act like everything’s fine around Addie and then you show up to my party dressed to impress down to your underwear around all of my friends, and then you bring up my party two years ago.” He got in my face. “What do you want from me?” His bellow reared up from deep inside of him. 

“Nothing!” I shouted, my eyes burning with anger. “I want nothing from you. Nothing ever again!”

He reared back just a little as if I’d surprised him.

“Again? Is that what this is about?” he asked. “Us fucking three years ago?”

Fucking. I averted my eyes.  

I’d rather shove a drumstick up my nose than let him see how that hurt. I wiped the water off my forehead and smoothed my hair over the top of my head.

“You know what?” He narrowed his eyes, speaking up before I got a chance. “You can go to hell, Fallon. I was sixteen, too. I was a virgin, same as you. You were all over me, too, and you know it. I didn’t force you! You didn’t have to go and complain to our parents. Jesus Christ!”


He breathed hard and kept folding his lips between his teeth. “They treated me like I was pressuring you or some shit!” he shouted, throwing his hand out into the air. “You told them that I was forcing you?”

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About Penelope ♦

Penelope Douglas is a writer in Las Vegas. Born in Dubuque, Iowa, she is the oldest of five children. Penelope attended the University of Northern Iowa, earning a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, because her father told her to "just get the degree!" She then earned a Masters of Science in Education at Loyola University in New Orleans, because she hated Public Administration. One night, she got tipsy and told the bouncer at the bar where she worked that his son was hot, and three years later they were married. To the son, not the bouncer. They have spawn, but just one. A daughter named Aydan. Penelope loves sweets, The Originals, and she shops at Target almost daily.


Monday, August 25, 2014

Blog Tour Stop: Worth Forgiving (MMA Fighter #3) by Vi Keeland 8/25

They say men like a lady in the living room and a whore in the bedroom. I never knew the sentiment was reciprocal. Until I met Jax Knight. A gentleman in public, a commanding, dirty talking rogue in the bedroom.

Daughter of legendary fighter “The Saint,” Lily St. Claire knows firsthand how fighters can be. As the owner of a chain of MMA gyms, she’s no stranger to aggressive, dominating, and possessive men. That’s why she’s always kept her distance. But the day Jax Knight walks through her door she’s captivated by his charm. Stunningly handsome, well mannered, Ivy League educated, and confident, he shatters all the preconceived notions she’d come to think were true about men who trained to fight.

But falling for someone so soon after her breakup wasn’t something she’d planned on. And definitely not something her ex plans to allow.
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3.5 Stars

What can I say? I love this series. I love the hot, MMA fighter characters--just love their stories!And Jax Knight is no execption!

We briefly met Jax in the last book, he's the step-brother of Vinnie (and if you have not read the last two books, then what are you waiting for?)! After discovering the family secret and being hounded by the media, Jax flees to NYC. He's tired of being the perfect son of  a well-known politician. 

Jax then meets Lily, the owner of chain of MMA gyms. The attraction between Jax and Lily is strong, but she's hesitant, since coming out of a break-up...maybe more like an unhealthy obsession!. But that doesn't stop, Jax's persuasion. 

These two dance around their attraction. I have to admit, Lily annoyed the hell out of me throughout this entire book. Jax was perfect. 

Worth Forgiving is filled with plenty of angst, steam and a bit of annoyance! What I did love is getting a bit more of Vinnie and Liv!

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Reading Order:
Worth the Fight (1)
Worth the Chance (2)
Worth Forgiving (3)

About the Author
Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn't change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work.
  She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!


Friday, August 22, 2014

Blog Tour Stop: Hard Knox (The Outsider Chronicles #1) by Nicole Williams

Knox Jagger. The name inspires resent in every male at Sinclair University, want in every female, and contempt in Charlie Chase.

Charlie can be summed up in three words: independent, independent, and independent. To Charlie, Knox epitomizes everything that’s wrong with college males: prolific one-night stands, drunken senseless fights, and a body that hints at prioritizing gym time over study time.

As an up-and-coming writer for Sinclair University’s newspaper, Charlie’s tasked with getting to the bottom of who’s been dropping little white pills into girls’ drinks at parties. In an ocean of All-American boys sporting polo shirts and innocent smiles, Knox is the obvious suspect. As evidence piles up against the bad boy of Sinclair, Charlie becomes more and more certain it isn’t Knox. But when her drink is dosed at a party and she wakes up on Knox’s couch the next morning, Charlie’s left with more questions than answers when it comes to Knox Jagger.

How can Charlie ever hope to uncover the truth behind a guy so closed off he’s become . . .

Hard Knox.

3.5 Stars

Get ready to meet a bad boy, Knox Jagger. Seriously? Just the name "Knox Jagger" screams bad boy!

Charlie Chase is a feisty college student and reporter for the Campus newspaper--she's known around campus as the "nosy, I'm getting the story" girl. She's not the most likeable girl on campus, but she holds her own and doesn't take crap from anyone.

Charlie is working on a story of who's been dropping pills in girl's drinks during campus party. But while going "undercover," she gets a little more than she bargains for while investigating this story. 

She meets "I collect women's panties" Knox Jagger at a Frat party. Charlie assumes and clearly judges him by all the rumors immediately. But Knox isn't intimidated by Charlie and her judgmental opinions. He calls her out on everything. I did love their first meeting--it was funny and their banter between each other is cute.  

Charlie and Knox eventually develop an unlikely friendship after Charlie herself is slipped a pill. These two remain close friends, but the chemistry between the two are undeniable. 

Hard Knox takes you on a wild ride of getting to the bottom of the story. It's filled with secrets and a little bit of action. It's a great, quick weekend read!

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About the Author, Nicole Williams

I’m the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the CRASH series (HarperTeen, S&S UK), LOST & FOUND series, UP IN FLAMES (S&S UK), The EDEN TRILOGY, and a handful of others. I write stories about everyday kinds of people who find themselves in extraordinary kinds of situations. I tell love stories with happy endings because I believe in making the world a better place, and that’s one tiny way I can make it so. I’m one of those people who still believe in true love and soul mates, and would rather keep my head in the clouds any day over having my feet firmly on the ground.

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