Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Now or Never by A.J. Bennett

Mrs. Potter’s Book Publicity Services Presents: Now or Never
A Deluxe Blog Tour For: A.J. Bennett

 

 Title: Now or Never

 

Author: A.J. Bennett

 

Series: Stand Alone

 

Publication Date: June 19, 2013

 

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

 

Synopsis:

Twenty-one year old Grayson Alexander finally breaks away from an abusive relationship and finds herself free for the first time in three years.

Determined to enjoy her new-found freedom, Grayson is intent on sticking with 'no strings attached' relationships—one-night stands, and steamy sex.

But she didn't plan on Derrick.

Her attraction to the sexy man in uniform quickly turns into an unhealthy relationship. They both try to resist the pull, but neither can stay away.

When tragedy strikes, Grayson realizes it's now or never—walk away or make it work.


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About the Author:

A.J. Bennett lives in Nashville, TN with her husband and bulldog. She's addicted to coffee, popcorn and books. Becoming an author has been a lifelong dream, and she's extremely excited about her debut novel Now or Never.

 

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Release Day Launch & Giveaway: Escaping Me by Elizabeth Lee

Happy Release Day to Escaping Me by Elizabeth Lee :D! Today I am participating in the Release Day Launch, hosted by Kelly at Ink Slinger PR! You can read the blurb, teaser pic, and enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post. My review for Escaping Me by Elizabeth Lee will be up by the end of the week with my own giveaway of a kindle copy :D!

 

Title: Escaping Me

 

Author: Elizabeth Lee

 

Series: NA

 

Publication Date: July 27, 2013

 

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

 

Synopsis:

All she wanted to do was forget. Forget the memory of walking in on her boyfriend in the middle of, well, another girl. Forget how she had her entire life planned out. And, forget about being perfect all the time. Unfortunately, she was Whitney Vandaveer and despite the fact that she moved to the middle of nowhere—she couldn't.

He always knew he would never be more than nothing. No job, no money, no future. Cole Pritchett had accepted the fact that he would always be the screw up and he was okay with it. Until he met her.

Here's the thing they quickly found out—sometimes we all need a little help escaping who we think we are.

 

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  About the Author:

When I'm not writing or playing the part of wife and mother, you can find me dancing back-up for Beyonce, singing back-up for Miranda, or sunning myself on the beach with a drink in hand.  Here's the thing about being born and raised in a small town—you have a very vivid imagination!  Now, I channel it all to create stories where the girl always ends up with the right guy, first kisses are magical, and a happy ending is just that!

 

 

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Cover Reveal: Moirai by Ruth Silver

Moirai (Aberrant )
Release Date: September 2013

Summary from Goodreads:

Olivia has been on the run from the government of Cabal since the marriage ceremony. Finally settling in and finding herself a place to call home, in Shadow, Olivia and Joshua are preparing for the uprising that they and the rebel alliance have been planning for months.


With new abilities and special talents, from Mindonsiphan, Olivia learns that she can do more than most ordinary eighteen year olds. Learning both to hide and perfect her skills will be one of the biggest challenges she'll be forced to face.

A constant rollercoaster of emotion and adventure await Olivia and Joshua, as they embark on a journey to the rebel city of Torv, and what was once home, Genesis.

About the Author
Ruth Silver first began writing poetry as a teenager and reading heaps of fan fiction in her free time. She has written under three unique pseudo names and penned well over a hundred stories.

She attended Northern Illinois University in 2001 and graduated with a Bachelor's in Communication. While in college she spent much of her free time writing with friends she met online and penning her first novel, "Deuces are Wild", which she self-published in 2004. Her favorite class was Creative Writing senior year where she often handed in assignments longer than the professor required because she loved to write and always wanted to finish her stories.

Her love of writing, led her on an adventure in 2007 to Melbourne, Australia. Silver enjoys reading YA novels and sharing her favorite books with other readers. She runs her own book blog and also enjoys photography and traveling.

Her favorite YA genre is a mix of Dystopian & Fantasy which is evident in the upcoming release of her latest book, Aberrant. Slated for release April 2013 by Lazy Day Publishing, it is the first in a trilogy.
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Teaser Tuesday #12: Playing With Fire & Darkness Deserved

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along :D! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

 
This week I will be sharing teasers from Playing With Fire by Ashley Piscitelli, Darkness Deserved by Jessica Spoon, and Naked by Raine Miller :D!

 

 

 Teaser #1:

When she realized where she was, she buried her face in my chest and started crying. I just held her; I knew this was what she needed. She needed someone to care, and she needed to feel safe. When she finally stopped crying, she looked up at me.


Teaser #2:

I was terrified he would show up and wreak havoc on my life. I think I was more scared for Carter than I was for myself. I tried to relax; I refused to let my past effect my present or my future anymore.

 

Read my 4.5 Star Review HERE


Teaser #1:

He heads for the door and opens it. My black heart squeezes tight. He looks back at me over his shoulder.
    “This isn’t the end of us, Harper.” And then he’s gone. 


Teaser #2:

I’ve come to resent my looks and see them as the curse they are. Maybe if I was average instead of this so called “bombshell” I wouldn’t have been through what I was.

 

Read my 5 Star Review HERE


Teaser #1:

"My pleasure," he said softly. "Everyone needs the basics, Brynne. Food, water...a bed."


Teaser #2:

"Hey, I never said I would go out with you." I closed my eyes.
"But you will." His voice did something to me.


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Monday, July 29, 2013

Blog Tour (Review & Excerpt): Darkness Deserved by Jessica Spoon

Welcome to my stop for the Darkness Deserved by Jessica Spoon Blog Tour, hosted by Miles Apart Books :D! What will you find on my stop? You can read my 5 star review of Darkness Deserved and read an excerpt! 


Title: Darkness Deserved

 

Author: Jessica Spoon

 

Series: Shattering the Darkness #1

 

Publication Date:  July 21, 2013

 

Genre: New Adult/Adult, Dark, Realistic Fiction

 

Source: e-arc provided by author for the blog tour for my honest opinion/review.

 

Description from Goodreads:

Harper Reagan has been through everything a woman could possibly go through. Losing her parents and entering foster care, only to be abused by her foster father. Running away at fifteen, she enters the world’s oldest profession to survive. And survive she did.
Barely...
If you call abuse, counted as property and tortured to no end surviving then that was what she did…survived. Her life was spared, but at what cost. Long ago Harper had died. Today, due to those decisions she made, she is left existing with no choice to do anything else. Staring the devil in the face daily for as long as she did, left its mark and pain behind for her to live with forever.
The pain of that survival scars her deeper than any physical wound she's ever received.
Harper is finally living a better life and has a great business, friends, and a home finally her own. She will do anything to keep her past hidden, including jeopardizing her only chance at love and a truly good man.
Breccan Caldwell is everything Harper doesn't deserve. He's gorgeous, successful, caring and a true gentleman.
Can Breccan show Harper who she truly is? Or will he be pushed out by the darkness she allows herself to be consumed with?

 

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My Thoughts:

 

I shut down every emotion I possess, like I’ve forced myself to do so many times before, and allow my brain and body to become numb with the pain. 


Where do I began?!?! For starters this book is not intended for readers that can not handle the subject of prostitution, violence, graphic scenes, and just dark and uncomfortable situations. I have to admit that there was only one scene in Darkness Deserved that made me uncomfortable, because of the violent graphic details. 
Right from the beginning, Darkness Deserved starts off in a really dark and realistic situation-Harper is having a nightmares of her experiences of being a prostitute. The first nightmare really gives you a taste to all the pain she goes through, and what she suffered at a young age. Jessica Spoon focuses Darkness Deserved on Harper's life after escaping her life as a prostitute. So Darkness Deserved is not really about prostitution, but we do get a sense of that lifestyle through the dreams Harper experiences throughout the book.


"My scars are just that. Mine. They’re mine to bear and no one else’s. You don’t go through what I did and not pay a price. These are my price to pay.”


I felt sympathy, sorrow, and pain for Harper's character because she is just really broken from inside. She might not seem broken from the outside, because she is really good at hiding her emotions. Harper puts up walls to block out others from affecting her, because she knows it is too dangerous to let others in her life. All the situations Harper goes through at a young age are just horrible. She not only caries physical scars on her body, but she has deeper scars that affect her (she can't let go of the demons of her past) and won't let her be completely free to live her life.

What I loved about Harper's character is that she is headstrong (not always a good thing), she is a fighter, she is compassionate, and just the fact that there is a great women deep inside her that can be released once she is able to deal with her demons.


I swear to you that I will not give up. You can try to hide forever, but it won’t work. You were made for me.


OMG BRECCAN!!!! Yup, Breccan is one of my new book boyfriends :D! What is there not to love about this handsome Adonie ;D (once you read the book you will understand). Breccan is a stubborn, hardheaded, loving, passionate, compassionate, sexy, panty-droper, alpha-male. Plus, the Breccan is a sexy original name (2 thumbs-up to Jessica Spoon)! Where should I began with Breccan? I think I already summarized everything in that one sentence above, but I will try to expand a little more.
 
Breccan really wants to be part of Harper's life, and he does everything in his power to make her realize how much he loves her. This is where I wanted to slap Harper, because there she has a great man standing in front of her, begging her to be part of his life. But. Harper believes that he just wants to be part of her life for a few weeks, because he is a complete womanizer- that changes once he meets Harper. You just NEED to read Darkness Deserved to meet this wonderful man.


“You make me lose it every time I look at you. Touch you. Smell you. Talk to you.” He says in between nips.


My lips touch his lightly and I breathe a sigh of relief. Drug straight to my veins. His lips part slightly and I graze my tongue barely inside. His hands let go of mine and run slowly to my waist and grip.


The physical attraction between these two is just explosive, literally the slightest touch ignites their fire. Once these two get it on in the bedroom, it is like a volcanic explosion- HOT, HOT, HOT! There are a lot of sex scenes in Darkness Deserved, but I am not complaining. I wish I had my own Breccan! Like I said their relationship is a lot about sex, but Breccan does everything to make Harper open up herself to him. He treats he like she is the most precious jewel he has ever held in his hands. Breccan is both gentle and rough with Harper, and I just loved that about their relationship.


I feel like I am finally finding my place in this dark world I’ve lived in for so long. 


Darkness Deserved by Jessica Spoon was dark, heart-wrenching, mind blowing read. I finished Darkness Deserved in one sitting-that's just how amazing this book was. I could not for the life of me put Darkness Deserved down. I will admit that I thought that I had the story figured out, and I thought I knew when something bad was going to happen. But none of that happened. I never knew what to expect next in the story, or what other nightmares I would read about Harper. 

I have one thing to say to Jessica Spoon about the ending. WHY DID YOU HAVE TO END IT LIKE THAT?!?!?!?!? I loved reading from Breccan's POV, but now I want-correction NEED- to know what is going to happen next. Is someone from Harper's life going to show up? Is hell going to be unleashed? Is Harper going to stay or leave? What will Breccan do now? I NEED Darkness Found NOW!!!!


Final Verdict: 5 Stars

 

 


Excerpt:

***WARNING: Don not read if you will be offended by curse words and sexual references*** 

“Dove.”
“Don’t call me that! What does that even mean? I don’t want you here! We’re done! Get-” He cuts me off as he forcefully grabs me and yanks me towards him and shoves his tongue in my mouth. He is squeezing me so tight it’s nearly painful. I refuse to kiss him back. Don’t do it Harper. Don’t! Be strong! He kisses me harder and I refuse to return it. He reaches down and grabs my legs, then wraps them around his waist. What is with this guy and constantly wrapping me around him? Oh, shit. He’s gonna slam me into the wall again! He quickly drops to his knees and then lowers me forcefully to the floor. He grinds his hips into me and I feel his erection on my stomach. Oh. My. God. I know I’m not gonna be able to hold out much longer. I start to push him away. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done. My brain is telling me to, but my body just wants to conform to his. And the son of a bitch knows it.
I’m pushing on his chest as hard as I can until he grabs my wrists and forces them above my head. He’s stretched out above me. And quite honestly, it’s the sexiest fucking thing I’ve ever seen. He continues to kiss me and I continue to refuse to reciprocate. He grinds his hips into me again. His mouth moves from mine and trails down my jaw to my ear where he nibbles on my earlobe. He continues down my neck until he gets to the nook where it reaches my shoulder and he bites down. Hard. God, how does that feel so good? I swear I about come in my pants from it. I can’t stop the moan that escapes my lips.
“There’s my dove.” He whispers into my ear before coming back to my mouth.


Buy Darkness Deserved:

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 About the Author:

Jessica grew up in a small town in Southern Iowa. She went to nursing school and became a nurse only to realize her passion was in writing and reading. She loves to spend her time with friends and is very close with her family. It took her a long time to realize she even had a joy of reading. Once having declared there was no point when the books always became movies. At twenty four she discovered how wrong she was and became obsessed with reading and made up for lost time by doing it non stop. She began writing when dozens of ideas kept flowing through her mind that she knew she had to get out.
Darkness Deserved is book 1 of the Shattering The Darkness Series and will be released July 23, 2013. Darkness Found and Darkness Ascends will follow at a later date


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Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Searching For Beautiful by Nyrae Dawn

Today Nyrae Dawn and Entangled Teen are revealing the cover for SEARCHING FOR BEAUTIFUL, which releases on March 4, 2014. Also enter below for a paperback of the book or an eBook!



On to the reveal!






Blurb:

Before, Brynn had a group of best friends, a loving boyfriend, a growing talent for pottery. She had a life. And after…she had none.


When Brynn lost the boyfriend who never loved her, the friends who feel she betrayed their trust, and the new life just beginning to grow inside her, she believes her future is as empty as her body. But then Christian, the boy next door, starts coming around. Playing his guitar and pushing her to create art once more. She meets some new friends at the local community center, plus even gets her dad to look her in the eye again…sort of.


But can Brynn open up her heart to truly find her life’s own beauty, when living for the after means letting go of the before?


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Excerpt:



Christian looks at me. I wait for a smart-aleck reply or a smile but get neither. Just his blue eyes sucking me in like a whirlpool. “That’s what I thought you would say. So you just have to keep fighting for it. Keep fighting to get it back.”


My eyes won’t leave his and his won’t leave mine. And he’s cute. God, he’s so cute, I just want to focus on his cuteness. I want that to be all that matters. When his hand comes up and cups my cheek, I gasp. He brushes his thumb under my eye and licks his lips and I’m frozen and on fire and close to having a heart attack and anxious all at the same time.


Slowly, he leans forward and I know he’s giving me time. And my heart is leaping and I want to feel his lips. This is Christian. The boy who asked me to dance. The boy I ran to my mom about and told her that I loved. And now he’s my friend. The first person who has made me feel normal since everything happened.


But I’m so scared. Scared of messing it up. Scared he’ll decide he doesn’t want me. Scared of losing him. Of getting hurt.


He gets closer and I smell his sweet, sugary scent. See his mouth and wet lips and that hair I want to touch.


See the one person besides Emery who I have. The one person I can’t lose. “Wait,” I say and Christian stops moving. He’s still close. So very, very close that his lips are only an inch away from mine. “I’m scared,” I admit.


“I won’t hurt you.”


And I swear a part of me believes him. Maybe all of me. But how do I know if that’s the right decision or not?


He runs his hand down my face and touches my hair. Love that he’s not nervous to do it the way I am with him and I watch his fingers, brown against my red hair.


“Go out with me, Bryntastic. Let’s go do something this weekend. Don’t keep running. I won’t even try to kiss you again unless you tell me to. Or I’ll wait for you to do it. Just let go. Live.”


His words are what I want. I want them so badly and they sound so perfect that it’s hard not to just scream, “Yes!” right now. “Why?” I ask him. “Why are you so nice to me?”


I love his strength. Love that he doesn’t even hesitates before saying, “Because you were my first crush. Because I used to watch you conqueror anything and used to listen to you laugh with your friends. You were happy and I loved your smile. Because I had to work up the courage to ask you to dance and I did, and then I left and the one thing I missed was that smile. I watched my sister lose hers and watched my family fall apart and when I came back here? I wanted to see your smile again. Because you’re beautiful when you smile and you’ve lost it now. I want you to conquer this because what the hell is the purpose in it all if the first girl I ever danced with loses her smile?”


I don’t realize I’m crying until Christian wipes my tears. “You think I’m beautiful?” 







About the Author:


Writing has always been Nyrae Dawn’s passion. There have been times in her life where she wasn’t able to chase that dream the way she desired, but she always found her way back to telling stories.

One of her loves has always been writing about teens. There’s something so fresh and fun about the age that she loves exploring. Her husband says it’s because she doesn’t want to grow up. She doesn’t think that’s such a bad thing and luckily for her, he doesn’t either.

Nyrae gravitates toward character-driven stories. She loves going on emotional journeys with characters whether it be reading or writing. And yes, she’s a total romantic at heart and proud.

Nyrae resides in sunny Southern California with her husband (who still makes her swoon) and her two awesome kids.

When she’s not with her family, you can be pretty sure you’ll find her with a book in her hand or her laptop and an open document in front of her.

She writes for Entangled Publishing, Grand Central Publishing and is self-published.

Nyrae is represented by Jane Dystel of Dystel and Goderich Literary Management.

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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Blog Tour (Review) & Giveaway: Playing With Fire by Ashley Piscitelli

Welcome to my stop for the Playing With Fire by Ashley Piscitelli Blog Tour, hosted by Mary Elizabeth's Crazy Book Obsession :D! I was super excited to be chosen to be part of the blog tour. For my stop you can read my 4.5 star review :D!


Title: Playing With Fire

 

Author: Ashley Piscitelli

 

Series: Guarded Hearts #1

 

Publication Date: July 15, 2013

 

Genre: New Adult

 

Source: e-arc was provided by author for the blog tour for my honest opinion/review

 

Synopsis:

Madison Stevens has had a shitty life, her mother died at the age four and her father has always blamed her for it. She went through the foster system and is now attending college. Her boyfriend Chris is not willing to share Madison with anyone, not even her friends. 

Her first day at college she meets Carter James, who makes her want everything she never thought she could have. She knows that she should ignore her feelings for Carter, but it's not as easy as it sounds.

As Carter and Madison begin to fall in love, they face many obstacles. Their biggest one is Chris who is not going to let her go easily.

 Playing with Fire will be the first book in a three book series. It is about the obstacles that stand in your way on the path to love. It tests the characters strength and commitment to each other on every level from old boyfriend/girlfriends, to insecurities, and throws a little violence and scheming into the mix.

"Chris was like fire. It was pretty to look at but if you got too close you got burnt, and if it wasn’t controlled it would destroy everything in its path. Doing what I was about to do with Carter was dangerous, but what can I say I never had parents to warn me not to play with fire."


Add Playing With Fire by Ashley Piscitelli to your TBR Pile--->Goodreads


My Thoughts:

Before reading the synopsis of Playing with Fire, I thought it was going to be a New Adult paranormal book (the cover looks like it would be paranormal). But after reading the synopsis I got a contemporary romance/ realistic fiction interpretation :D! Playing with Fire was a great read, and it just kept me flipping through the pages. This has been one of the fastest reads that I've read so far :).


I hate that I always immediately think the worst of people. I wish I was the kind of person that could give their trust to someone.


I had a love and hate relationship with Madison's character. Let me start by saying that I loved how she started to pump up her self-esteem (all thanks to Carter), because her self-esteem was so low at the beginning. She always thought she was worthless- that no one needed her or would ever love her. But she is not to blame for feeling this way. I just felt that she was so broken from inside, as if she were almost hollow. I just felt sorry for the situations her character goes through. I did not really hate her character that much, because really she is sweet and lovable. I only hated that her self-esteem was so low. But loved that she became confident with herself, learned to love herself, and let others in her life.


She had a story and I was dying to find out what it was.

 

I fell in love with Carter's character :D! I don't usually fall for the nice and sweet boys in books, but I had to make another exception with Carter's character. He is just any amazing guy. No guy would ever stand next to Madison side, and support her the way Carter did. I feel in love with the way he supported, helped, loved, and cherished Madison. He is just your typical good, caring, loving, protective, sweet, and cute guy. Carter is Madison's hope to actually living a new life full of love and caring people. Without Carter Madison would have never been brave enough to take the steps she needed to get out of her situation.


Sometimes, I've thought about leaving him but, the truth is, I am scared of what he would do.


I have never read a story with the main character experiencing relationship abuse. Chris was seriously the creepiest, obsessive, and possessive character I have read so far. I actually felt Madison's fear towards Chris, and I just hated him. To think that girls go through what Madison went through with Chris, just makes me sick. This is where I had my hate relationship with Madison's character. I hated that she let herself be manipulated by Chris and let herself be both physically and mentally/verbally abused by him. I know that most of the girls that experience domestic abuse are either in denial, or feel that they don't have anyone that will help them. Ashley Piscitelli did an incredible job with bringing and centering relationship abuse in Playing with Fire.


He leaned in and gave me a quick kiss. “You deserve the world, baby, and I wanna help give it to you if you’ll let me.”


  I loved the relationship between Carter and Madison. I believe I already mentioned what an amazing guy Carter is, when it comes to treating Madison like she is the most important person in his world. I love all the details Carter does to demonstrate how much he loves Madison, and to demonstrate how important she is in his life. My heart seriously ached for these two when Madison sacrifices her happiness to protect Carter. But when these two are together it is a sweet and caring relationship.


There went another little piece of my heart to him. I barely had any of it left; he had been taking it piece by piece ever since we met.


Playing with Fire by Ashley Piscitelli is a great start to a two series book. I feel in love with the whole concept of the story, and completely feel in love with both Madison and Carter. Ashley Piscitelli delivers love, happiness, grief, realistic situations, and two character's that will play with fire to be with each other. I just have to say one thing. Ashley Piscitelli WHY did you have to end Playing with Fire with a CLIFF-HANGER?!?! OMG, please tell me that it is a cliff-hanger, and it doesn't just end like that. My jaw just dropped to the floor with the ending. You can not just end Playing With Fire like that. I am seriously dying over here to get my hands on Breaking Through The Wall!!!!

 

Final Verdict: 4.5 Stars

 

 

 

Excerpt #5:

He turned around and smiled when he saw me. When he started to walk over to me doing his sexy strut and wrapped his arms around me, I was ready to drag him into the bedroom.
“Some amazing man left me a cute surprise on your pillow.”
He smirked. “He better not still be here, because I made you breakfast.”
I laughed and leaned up to kiss him. Moments like this were the best; just being able to relax and enjoy being happy together. “Happy Valentines Day, baby!” He pulled back and frowned at me. “What?”
“You stole my line!” I laughed and he kissed me again. “Happy Valentines Day, baby! C’mon, let’s eat.”


Teaser Pic:

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About Author:

I live in Philadelphia Pennsylvania with my husband, two kids, and two dogs. On top of starting a writing career I am a full time student, and a full time mom. I love spending time with my kids, although I have to hide the computer from them when I am writing! I love being active and being able to do any activity outdoors.

I love reading romance books! I feel like being able to lose yourself in a book in one of the more exciting aspects. The books I love to read and write will be ones that make you feel for the characters. You should have an opinion on every character in a book. Whether you love them, hate them, or think they are up to something.

I have always thought as an author the most important critic is your reader, so I would love to hear from you. If you read the book and loved it or hated it, tell me. As long as it is in a constructive way I will always answer and interact with you. I want fans to feel free to tell me what they want for the characters in the story and what they want to see happen.

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Blog Tour (Review) & Giveaway: Undescribable by Shantel Tessier

Welcome to my stop in the Undescribable by Shantel Tessier blog tour, hosted by Hardcover Therapy :D! I was so excited when I received the arc for the blog tour. I was seriously dying to get my hands on this arc, because I read all the teasers Shantel Tessier posted on her FB page. Now for my stop you can read my 5 star review, see character casting, and enter a giveaway.

 

Title: Undescribable

 

Author: Shantel Tessier

 

Series: Undescribable #1

 

Publication Date: July 21, 2013

 

Genre: New Adult/Adult Contemporary Romance

 

Source: e-arc was provided by author for the blog tour for my honest opinion/review.

 

Synopsis:

Samantha Hall needs a fresh start

Broken hearted and alone in a new city, Samantha begins to build a new life for herself while working as a bartender. Focusing on her new friends and rebuilding her broken life, Samantha is content.

Until she meets him – attorney by day and a cocky, foul mouth playboy by night. All girls want Slade Long, but not one has ever been able to keep his attention for long. Having a different woman in his bed every night is how he prefers it-no emotion, no connection.

Until he meets her - an angel with the sweetest voice he has ever heard and the most enticing green eyes. Samantha makes him second guess his actions and has him wanting something he didn’t know existed. How can a man who has never been in love, be so sure? Can real love happen this fast?

Burned by her past, Samantha struggles to keep up with the overwhelming passion she feels for Slade. She knows that he will be nothing but trouble to her already fragile heart, but how long can she continue to deny the love that she feels for him?
Will Samantha let Slade prove his love is real, or will she push him away?

She thought she knew love…… He thought he never wanted love….. Together they will show each other what they can’t live without.

 

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My Thoughts:

 

***WARNING: Don't read any further if you might be offended by curse words and sexual references***

 

Undescribable: Too unusual, extreme, or indefinite to be adequately described; indescribable.

WOW! Undescribable by Shantel Tessier was everything I expected and much more :D! If you read the teasers and excerpts Shantel Tessier posted before it's release day, then you will not be disappointed. I loved the story and all of the characters in her book, except Jax, who was a total ass hole. Now where to begin to explain how amazingly hot Undescribable is :D!


I’m known for this kind of thing; fucking a girl that I don’t know somewhere in a corner. It’s nothing new.

I will be completely honest and say that I was not very fond of Slade from the beginning. He treated women horribly (but let's face it, if a women acts like a slut she will be treated as one), a major player, thought women should bow down at his feet, and he is cocky. But Slade just grew on me. Who can resist this sizzleing hot alpha male? Not me :D! I was practically drooling for this guy, and wishing I was Samantha (LUCKY GIRL!). Shantel Tessier you choose one of the sexiest names for this sexy man. I did not just fall for Slade's sexiness, cockiness, straightforwardness, and panty dropping man. I also feel for the man that is hidden deep inside. He is a different man when he meets Samantha. I guess I just feel in love with the whole Slade package.


My heart is already broken and lying at my feet in a thousand pieces.

I had a love and hate relationship with Samantha's character. I just wanted to slap this girl for staying in a relationship with Jax for so long! In the beginning of the story Samantha is insecure, has had her heartbroken, does not feel loved, and she is very independent (love this). Once she meets the famous playboy, Slade, her whole world changes. What I loved about Samantha's character was that she didn't let Slade play her, like he had played all the other girls. Of course she was instantly attracted to Slade, but she did not show it. She makes him work hard for her love-way to go girl :D! I also love that Samantha keeps her independence, but at the same time let's Slade help her and care for her. The only problem I had with Samantha was that she apologized a lot. Most of the times it wasn't really necessary for her to apologize, because of her actions in certain situations. Other than that, I just loved Samantha and her obsession with heels :D!


She might look like an angel, but my thoughts of her have been nothing short of sinful.


The way he touches me is light as a feather, and my body hums with the softness. It’s as if he can control my entire body with just a touch.

It is obvious that these two hot people are not going to be able to keep their hands off each other for long. Did I mention how LUCKY Samantha is to have a man like Slade in her life? Seriously, the relationship these two develop is just everything you would want in a relationship-trust, love, passion, support, lust, friendship,etc. I guess that you can describe their relationship as being both sweet and spicy, but spicy is pretty high on the scale ;D! Both Slade and Samantha bring out the best on each other in their relationship. Samantha gives Slade all the love that he has never experienced with other girls. Slade brings out the wild side in Samantha, and he makes her feel loved and wanted. These two are just perfect for each other.


I just want to take her in my arms and hold on tight and enjoy this crazy ride she has got me on.

Undescribable by Shantel Tessier is a sizzling hot read. From beginning to end you will be fanning yourself, taking cold showers, or both because this book is just sexy hot. Shantel Tessier gives us both sweet and hot with Samantha and Slade's characters. Their story is not only hot sex and sexual attraction. Both Samantha and Slade go through situations that proves how strong their love towards each other truly is, because without one another they would never be able to make it through. The ending is not really a cliff-hanger, but Shantel Tessier leaves you wanting more Samantha and Slade :D! Can't wait to read the next book in this three book series. Shantel Tessier you definitely delivered a book that made me fall in love with your characters and their story!

 

Final Verdict: 4.5 Stars

 

 

 

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 About the Author:

I'm a Texas born girl who now lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with my high school sweetheart, and our three year old little princess. I consider myself extremely lucky to be a stay home wife and mother. When I'm not reading or writing, I spend my time with friends and family.

 

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Blog Tour (Excerpt): Paradox by Robyn M. Pierce's

Welcome to my blog stop in the Paradox by Robyn M. Pierce's Blog Tour, hosted by Girls Heart Books Tours :D! For my stop I have an excerpt of Paradox to share with all of you. Don't forget there is also a facebook event going on HERE!


Title: Paradox

 

Author: Robyn M. Pierce's

 

Series: NA

 

Expected Publication Date: July 9, 2013

 

Genre: New Adult Romance

 

Paradox is a complete novella at 30, 759 words. NEW ADULT ROMANCE

 

Synopsis:

They knew from the beginning it was wrong.

Everything in her life pointed her away from him.
Everything beckoned him toward her.

When Rachel met Taylor, their connection was immediate and undeniable. With so many things in common, these friends found themselves falling inevitably and too fast to stop. There was but one thing that was between them:
Rachel had a boyfriend.

A year after parting ways, Taylor’s and Rachel’s individual lives have thrust them back toward one another, and the resulting fireworks will leave more than one person burned.

 

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Excerpt:

 Turning on my heel, I went back to my laptop and plugged my earbuds in. I ignored his
attempts to rekindle the conversation as I turned the volume up.

Facebook dinged at me as soon as I pulled the page up. It was Taylor.

T: Hey.
R: Hi.

Ugh, I thought. Two words exchanged and my mood is instantly better. I grew concerned that
Josh might be right in being worried about Taylor.

T: How are you, pretty lady?
R: Sigh. Just got into an argument with Josh.

I probably shouldn’t have told him, but if talking was going to make me feel better, why not?

T: Oh? What about?

I hesitated before typing

R: …You.

It took him a moment to respond, during which time I glanced at Josh. He was playing his
game and bobbing his head to music that played from his headset. So you turned music up, too…

We’re so similar, I thought.

A ding brought my attention back to my computer screen.

T: Really? May I ask the topic? More specifically than just arguing about me, I mean.
I could imagine his boyish grin and chuckled. I typed slowly, trying to figure out what to say.
R: He thinks you are only having me meet your friends so you can show off what it
yours. That all guys do it because he does it. I think he’s ridiculous.

Taylor was quiet for another few minutes.

T: Is he really such a caveman that he has to mark you as his?

Before I could reply, he continued.

T: Or does he have reason to believe you need to be marked?

My heart raced at the thought. Was there a reason for Josh to feel as though he had to claim
me as his? The only other interested person was Taylor, and I had no intention of going down
that path.
So why did my stomach do flips at the idea?

R: Not that I know of.

I wasn’t lying. There was no reason to lie to Taylor, and I honestly didn’t think there was
anything for Josh to worry about.

T: Good. I would hate for your nature to be compromised over me.
In my head, he sounded teasing. I smiled.
R: Like you could ever do something that would ruin my nature. You definitely aren’t
someone that could make me a worse person than I already am.
T: Oh? I could never influence you, huh? (P.S. You aren’t a bad person, even though
you seem to think you are.)
R: You know me well enough to say that?
T: I think I know you better than anyone else, if I’m being honest.

My heart skipped and I chewed on my lower lip in thought.

R: What makes you think that?
T: When you’re with me, you’re light as a feather. Every photo you have has a weight
added on your shoulders. You hardly smile, and when you do, you look like you’re
forcing it. When you’re with me, you breathe. You smile and laugh and you don’t seem to
worry about anything.
R: So you see all that, huh?
T: Not just that. I see your heart when I look into your eyes, and as beautiful as your
eyes are, your heart is even lovelier. Your soul is painted red – your favorite color, I’ll
assume – and you are full to the brim with passion for life.
R: Stop it, lol… You’re just guessing. Flattery gets you nowhere.
T: Think what you want, Madame. It doesn’t change the fact that it’s what I see when
I look at you.


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 About the Author:

Robyn M. Pierce is an up-and-coming author from Las Vegas, where the night is never-ending. She is a writer of paranormal romance and, now, New Adult romance.
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