Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Review - Complicated by You by Kenya Wright



Synopsis: COMPLICATED BY YOU is a sexy New Adult love story about a girl who loves so deeply that it may cost her everything.

Evie's childhood friend Jay has always had her back. But college complicates things as Jay starts dating Evie's roommate Cynthia. Now, Evie spends her nights trying to sleep while Jay and Cynthia go at it like rabbits a few feet away!

Evie hates feeling like a third wheel and hates wishing it was her in Jay's arms even more. It doesn't help that Jay won't let Evie date or even hook up without interfering and making sure everyone on campus knows that she's off limits.

Something has to give. Evie can't continue pining away for Jay, and Jay can't continue to act like he owns her when he won't so much as touch her. And worse of all, Evie can barely look Cynthia in the eye for fear she will know just how she feels about Jay.

Then one night shifts Evie, Jay and Cynthia into an web of love and deceit, tangling their hearts and forcing one of them to come to a compromise that will change all their lives.

How far should someone go for love?

Until it’s no longer convenient, or until it’s tearing apart their soul? Evie soon realizes that love isn’t always easy and loving someone isn't as simple as it seems. Sometimes, it's COMPLICATED.

Look for Evie and Jay's story to continue in December 2013!


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REVIEW:

I thought this was an ok book.  It definitely had the promise to be a great book, but it kinda weirded me out.  I liked the characters but I thought that Jay was a very unlikable guy.  Who wants the guy they like to continue dating another girl, especially after he says he likes you?  He just came off to me as a bad guy.  The story line seemed to work for the main characters though and the book was hot enough.  I just wish that Jay had some integrity!  Evie seemed very whiny too.  I would not put up with some of the things Jay pulled in this book.  She needs to look for a different relationship for sure!  The writing was very good though.  I was very interested in what happened next and will definitely look for the next book in the series, just to see what happens to the main characters.  I rate this book 3 out of 5 stars.

Author Bio: Dark fantasy bestselling author Kenya Wright always knew she would be famous since the ripe old age of six when she sang the Michael Jackson thriller song in her bathroom mirror. She has tried her hand at many things from enlisting in the Navy for six years as a Persian-Farsi linguist to being a nude model at an art university.

However, writing has been the only constant love in her life.

Kenya Wright currently resides in Miami with her three amazing, overactive children, a supportive, gorgeous husband, and three cool black cats that refuse to stop sleeping on Kenya's head at night.

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Book Blitz Kick-Off: Remembering Joy by Jenni Moen!












































Remembering Joy




Release Date:
06/07/13





Summary from
Goodreads:


Alexis doesn’t believe in fairytales. She knows
first hand that life can turn on a dime – that one stupid mistake can shatter
dreams and irrevocably shape the future. Even though her memory of that day is
hazy, she has spent the last ten years trying to put it behind her and focus on
the future.

Armed with the knowledge that her career will be her only legacy, Alexis works
night and day to prove that she is more than just her last name. It’s not only
that she doesn’t have time for love – she doesn’t have the heart for it. After
all, there’s no point in starting something that you can’t finish.

However, when she meets Adam, she’s drawn to him in a way even she can’t deny.
He is dark and brooding and strangely charming. He’s the perfect distraction
from the mundane life she’s created for herself. And, as if fate is pushing
them together, he seems to be around every corner. It’s enough to almost make
her entirely forget about her past and take a chance.

Unfortunately, Adam’s memory isn’t hazy . . . not in the least. And, what she
doesn’t remember, he can’t forget.

*Mature New Adult/Adult novel – contains adult situations and sexuality and is
suited for ages 18 and up*











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About the Author


Jenni Moen lives
in Oklahoma with her husband and three crazy, exuberant kids that have the
potential to burn the house down at any moment. 


When she’s not chauffeuring kids around town, performing her mom duties as a
short order cook and maid, or vacuuming for her fastidious husband, she hammers
away at her keyboard at her big girl job as a patent attorney. While vodka and
exercise have provided some relief from the daily grind, it is reading … and
now writing … that are her true escapes.


Book Excerpt:

A comfortable silence fell over us as I sipped my coffee and watched him cook breakfast. I don’t know why, but I would have expected him to be worthless in the kitchen. He was the opposite of that. He cracked and whipped with complete ease. He dipped and flipped the bread like a pro. He, too, was full of surprises.
Finally, he put two plates down on the table and sat down in the chair across from mine. He pushed the butter and syrup toward me. “Uhhh, do you have any peanut butter and powdered sugar?” I asked.
He looked at me curiously. “Yes, to the peanut butter. No, to the sugar. I’m okay in the kitchen, but I’m no Martha Stewart.”  He rose from the table and returned shortly with a jar of peanut butter. His jaw dropped a little as I carefully slathered butter and then peanut butter on each slice of bread on my plate. It dropped a little further when I drizzled syrup over the entire mess.
“I’ve never seen anyone so totally ruin a plate of French toast,” he said, shaking his head at me.
I cut a bite out of a piece of toast and speared it with my fork. “Trust me,” I said as I leaned across the table and waved my fork enticingly in front of him. He opened his mouth and I slid the fork in. My heart rate quickened, and I held my breath as he curled his lips around the fork. I finally released my breath as I pulled the fork back out again. A flush of heat engulfed me. I had never imagined that feeding a man could be so erotic.
“Good God, woman. That is about the sexiest thing I have ever seen,” he said huskily, licking the syrup off his lips. “If my mother knew how you’d just desecrated her French toast ....” He shook his head.
I cut off a second bite. This one was for me. As I lifted it to my mouth, a pout formed on his perfect mouth.
His plate went untouched as I alternated between feeding him and feeding me. After I slid the last bite into his mouth, I laid my fork down on the empty plate. “Well, my job here is done,” I said with a smile.
“The hell it is,” he said, reaching for me. He took my hand and pulled me out of my chair and around the table. He placed his hands on my hips and pulled me down so that I was straddling him on the kitchen chair.
I’ll be damned if I wasn’t still hungry, too.


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Thursday, August 22, 2013

A Missing Peace by Beth Fred Trailer Reveal!


















A Missing Peace




Release Date: 09/01/13





Summary from Goodreads:


A turbulent, emotionally charged YA novel that breaks down barriers and challenges the status quo...

Angry, seventeen-year-old Iraqi war refugee Mirriam Yohanna hates her new life in Killeen, Texas, where the main attraction is a military base, populated with spoiled army brats like Caleb Miller.

Caleb has much to be angry about too, including Mirriam who turns him down flat in front of everyone. Eager for retribution, Caleb agrees to a dare that will see him take Mirriam to the prom and regain his pride.

But their relationship soon moves beyond high school antics. Mirriam and Caleb are bound together by more than location, and as they are forced to work closely together on a school assignment, they start to uncover an explosive story that has the potential to ruin lives — and both of their futures. One single truth changes everything and strengthens their bond.

When Mirriam's family discovers their relationship, they decide it's time to arrange her marriage to a proper Iraqi man. Caleb must convince Mirriam that he is in it for forever — or risk losing her for good.










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About the Author
I'm a full time ELF keeper and part time writer/blogger/writing instructor. I'm represented by Kathleen Rushall of Marsal Lyons Literary Agency. I like my tea hot, my romance sweet, and my guys chivalrous. Real men hold open doors, refer to you as ma'am, make promises they keep, and aren't afraid to profess their undying love. It's not breakfast if there aren't carbs(at least, not in the South). Fajitas, carnitas, and churros are just few of my favorite things. Bet you can't guess where I'm from ;)





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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Hidden by Selena Laurence - New Adult Tours

Synopsis: Nick Carlisle comes to Hawaii to hide—from what happened during his service in Afghanistan, from relationships, from his future. Lyndsey Anderson came to Hawaii to hide too—from the man who abused her, from the sacrifices she made, from her dark past. But when Nick meets Lyndsey, Hawaii gets a whole lot hotter, and they find they can’t hide their hearts. As Nick fights to come to terms with what he’s done, Lyndsey struggles to forgive herself for the choices she’s made. But when the dangerous past threatens the beautiful present, can they survive to learn how to love? And who will finally reveal what’s hidden?

Add Hidden on Goodreads.

Author bio: I love to write romantic stuff that helps you get away. Life can be a grind, and things like jobs and school and dirty dishes make Jill a dull girl – and me too! So, I write Contemporary and New Adult romances about hot guys and smart girls and cool places. It's an Escape from the Everyday.

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Hidden is on sale for 99c this week only!



Review - Hidden by Selena Laurence

Nick Carlisle comes to Hawaii to hide—from what happened during his service in Afghanistan, from relationships, from his future. Lyndsey Anderson came to Hawaii to hide too—from the man who abused her, from the sacrifices she made, from her dark past. But when Nick meets Lyndsey, Hawaii gets a whole lot hotter, and they find they can’t hide their hearts. As Nick fights to come to terms with what he’s done, Lyndsey struggles to forgive herself for the choices she’s made. But when the dangerous past threatens the beautiful present, can they survive to learn how to love? And who will finally reveal what’s hidden?

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Hidden was a very good book.  It was about Lyndsey and Nick.  They are both running from past tragedies.  Both are in Hawaii trying to hide from their pasts.  I thought the book was a little predictable - set somewhere really nice, a bad boy and a broken girl.  Neither the hero or heroine is looking for love, but eventually give into temptation and find it with each other.

The writing kept me interested and was a great summer read.  It took me a while to finish the book but all in all I liked it.  I'd recommend this author to my friends!

 
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