Saturday, November 30, 2013

12 Days of New Adult Giveaway Hop!

Welcome to the first ever The Twelve Days of New Adult Giveaway Hop, hosted by Stuck In Books :D! I'm so excited to be participating in this giveaway hop, because I am a New Adult Addict. What's up for grabs? One winner will get to choose two kindle books of their choice from the ones listed below.


~ Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

~Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines

~My Unexpected Forever by Heidi McLaughlin

~Escaping Me by Elizabeth Lee

~Every Rose by Lynetta Halat

~Arsen by Mia Asher

~Willing Captive by Belle Aurora

~Charmed by Cambria Heber

~Everything I've Never Had by Lynetta Halat

~Panic by J.A. Huss

~Let Me In by Michelle Lynn

~The Thrill of It by Lauren Blakely

Thank you for stopping by my blog! 





  • Winner must be 18+ 

  • One person will win (2) kindle book of their choice.

  • Open Internationally 

  • Winner will have 24hrs to reply to my email, or else I will have to choose a different winner.

  • The giveaway ends December 12th.


Friday, November 29, 2013

Michelle Lynn Flash Giveaway

Michelle Lynn is VERY thankful for all of the support that you have given her over the past year.  What better way to thank her readers than doing a giveaway :D! Thank you so much Michelle Lynn for the giveaway! I've only read The Invisibles Series by Michelle Lynn and I LOVED both books. Find out more about Michelle Lynn's books and enter the giveaway located at the bottom of the post.

Title: Love Me Back


Author: Michelle Lynn


Series: Stand Alone


Publication Date: July 8, 2013


Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance


Description from Goodreads:

Growing up in small-town Belcrest, Maddy Jennings always thought she was destined to be with her childhood sweetheart, Trent Basso. Throughout the complicated road she has traveled with Trent, someone else has had a strong presence in Maddy's life. Trent’s older brother Gabe has always been someone she could count on, therefore neither of them can be blamed when lines blur from friendship to something more. However, promises made between brothers threaten to ensure that neither of them will have a permanent place in her life.
When Maddy returns to her hometown for her brother’s wedding, she is forced to face both Trent and Gabe for the first time in two years. While the two Basso brothers fight to win her heart, she is busy struggling with a past that won't seem to let her go. Whether she wants to or not, Maddy must decide to either forfeit her own happiness or forever tear a family apart.



Title: Don't Let Go


Author: Michelle Lynn


Series: The Invisibles #1


Publication Date: August 25, 2013


Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance


Review: 5 Stars Review


Description from Goodreads:

Sadie Miller is attempting to change her ways and hide somewhere no one knows her former self. She only wants to finish her final year of college, obtain her degree, and get out from the hold of her affluent parents. Then she meets Brady Carsen, the lead singer of The Invisibles, a local band popular with the college crowd. She tries to stay away but quickly realizes that, although he might not be what she’s used to, he’s exactly what she needs and more importantly, everything she could possibly want.
Unfortunately, Sadie’s troubled past left her with insecurities that make her question Brady’s true intentions. And while Brady is convinced that Sadie is the one for him, he has his own secrets that he fears will be their undoing. If they want to be together, they will have to stand united and fight the outside influences that are threatening to tear them apart. Can they put their pasts behind them for good in order to secure their future?



Title: Let Me In


Author: Michelle Lynn


Series: The Invisibles #2


Publication Date: October 19, 2013


Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance


Review: 5 Stars Review


Description from Goodreads: 

Grant is damaged, selfish, and undeserving of love…or so he thinks.

Jessa is happy, in love, and has overcome her past…or so she thinks.

Grant and Jessa can’t stop thinking about one another since being introduced at a party a month ago. And despite their differences, they can’t seem to stay away from each other either. However, both are hiding secrets of less-than-perfect pasts, fearing what will happen when those mistakes come to light. As they grow closer, they each battle their own insecurities, and neither believes that they are worthy of the kind of love that they both still want. So if it’s true that opposites attract, what happens when the similarities begin to surface?


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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Review & Giveaway: The Thrill of It by Lauren Blakely

Title: The Thrill of It


Author: Lauren Blakely


Series: No Regrets #1


Publication Date: November 21, 2013


Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance


Source: Bought



A new adult story of Love. Sex. Addiction. Blackmail. And Power...

Some say love can be an addiction. Others say it's the thing that makes life worth living. Let me tell you everything I know about love...Love isn't patient, love isn't kind. Love is a game, a chase. A thrill. Love is wild and war-like, and every man and woman must fight for themselves. At least that's how it was for me. A high-priced virgin call girl by the time I started college, I was addicted to love and to sex. Even though I've never had either. I controlled love, played it, and held the world in the palm of my hands. Then I fell down from those highs, and I'm being blackmailed for all my mistakes, forced to keep secrets from everyone, except the only guy I don't regret.


With all the other women, I knew what they were. They were temporary. They were pills, they were bottles, they took away all the pain, and numbed the awful memories that wore down my ragged, wasted heart. Until I met Harley. She's the only girl I ever missed when she walked away. But now she's back in my life, every day, and there are no guarantees for us, especially since I don't know how to tell her my secrets. What happened to my family. All I know is she's the closest I've ever come to something real, and I want to feel every second of it.

How can you love with no regrets when regret is all you know?



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My Thoughts:


How can you love with no regrets when regrets is all you know?

WOW!!! I will be honest with all of you and say that I was thrilled to read The Thrill of It, but I was also a little nervous. I was thrilled to read this book because I loved reading all the teasers Lauren Blakely posted on her facebook page. I was nervous because I didn't know how a girl working as a call girl could be a virgin, and not only is she a virgin call girl, but she falls in love with the sex addict. I always wondered how that was going to work out. But let me just tell you that Lauren Blakely is a genius! I'm not kidding. Lauren Blakely knew how to throw these two broken characters, Trey and Harley, together and write a heartwrenching, emotional, dark, and addictive read. 


I will not bend. I will not break. I will not go back to the way I was.

Harley is a nineteen year old damaged and broken virgin call girl that is addicted to both sex and love. I know what you are thinking. How can a virgin be addicted to both sex and love, right? Well Harely is emotionally damaged and she needs to feel that she is in control, that she is the one that controls her life and her emotions. Love and Sex provide this sense of control for Harley. She is addicted to the power and control she feels when she is doing her job as being a call girl. From the beginning of The Thrill of It, Harley is trying to figure out the girl she wants to be. She is Barb's- Harley's mother, but I can't bring myself to call her that- pretty daughter and she is her pimps, Cam,  high-priced call girl. Now, being part of the SLAA group and having Trey in her life she is trying to find the girl she wants to be, and face the decisions she's made in the past. I developed an emotional connection with Harley's character, and I felt every single of her emotions. Harley's character develops immensely by the end of The Thrill of It :).


I wanted to numb myself in pleasure, in women, in sex. I wanted nothing but euphoria, but never-fucking-ending ecstasy.

Trey is a twenty year old damaged and broken sex addict that has problems letting people in and telling the truth. Trey turns to sex to numb the pain and suffering he is experiencing for his loss. Trey is addicted to the fix, thrill, and numbness sex provides for just a few minutes, days, or weeks.  After being scarred for sleeping with a married women, Trey decides to turn his life around by joining the SLAA Group. Just as Harley, Trey is emotionally damaged, but unlike Harley he is unable to freely open up to others about his emotions. The loss he experiences and not being able to express how he feels about it, makes Trey a closed person to sharing his story. Did I mention that the boy is covered in tattoos? I loved Trey's tattoos and the story and meaning behind each of his tattoos. I loved Trey's character from the very beginning because he just felt real to me. 


I was her pretty pony. Her little doll of a daughter. Then I became a prize to help her catch men.

I just feel the need to mention both Trey and Harley's parents, because they are the reason these two characters are emotionally damaged. Barb is Harley's mother, but we are just going to call her Barb because I can't stomach saying that she is her mother. Why? Barb doesn't see Harley as a daughter, she sees Harley as a friend or sister that she could talk to about her sexual life. What's wrong with that? Harley had to listen to her mother having sex at a very young age, and she saw so many men walk in and out of her home. I just HATED Barb for the damage she caused Harley. 


Dust off your hands. Don't look back. Don't even breathe a word.

Trey's parents are a whole different story, but they are not as worse as Barb. It's Trey's parents fault that he is unable to open up and be honest with others. When Trey tried to open up to them about their loss, they didn't want to hear about it. His parents decided to look ahead and keep living their lives without giving thought to their loss. I can't say that I hated his parents, because they were just dealing with their own suffering in a different way. I just didn't like that they are to blame for Trey not being able to speak up. 


We are just a guy and a girl trying to figure out what it's like to be with someone when it's not a game, when it's not an addiction, when it's not a transaction.

Trey and Harley's relationship is messy, complicated, addictive, honest, and there is sexual frustration. Both Trey and Harley haven't been in committed, real, or love relationship. They don't know what honest love is or what a relationship between a guy and a girl entails. The only type of relationships they know are fake, a quick fix, and don't involve any kind of emotions. But being in a relationship both Trey and Harley learn to have hope and faith in each other, and they develop a new healthy addiction for each others love. The sexual tension is intense! Trey had me swooning, panting, melting, and weak in the knees. We get both the innocent sweet kisses and the intense hot kisses. Once Trey and Harley get together they start to realize that being in a relationship were a girl and a guy share the same honest love for each other gives them the ugly beautiful in life. 


...we might be damaged, but we are perfectly damaged together.

Every page, every moment, every part of  Trey and Harley's story was a thrill :D! The only problem and thing that I didn't like about the Thrill of It, is the killer hang-over! Why Lauren, just why did you have to end it like that? I kept scrolling and wishing that more words would magically appear. I also can't remember the last time I abused my kindle highlighter while reading a book. Trust me when I tell you The Thrill of It by Lauren Blakely is a MUST READ!!! 


Final Verdict: 5 Stars 



About the Author:

Lauren Blakely is an unabashed fan of clever jokes, toast, and good guys in novels. Like the heroine in TROPHY HUSBAND, she thinks life should be filled with hot men, cool clothes, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband and children, and spends her days writing both true stories and make-believe ones.


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Release Blitz (Excerpt) & Giveaway: Fall Into Me by K.M. Scott

Welcome to my stop in the Fall Into Me by K.M. Scott Release Blitz, hosted by As the Pages Turn :D! Read an excerpt from Fall Into Me, watch the book trailers of both Fall Into Me & Crash Into Me, and enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post.

Title: Fall Into Me

Series: Book #2, A Heart of Stone Trilogy

Author: K.M. Scott

Genre: Erotic Contemporary Romance

Release Date: November 25, 2013

Blitz Organized by: As the Pages Turn


Wealthier and more powerful than most men his age, Tristan Stone merely has to give voice to his desires and whatever he wants is his. Money has given him the ability to say nothing and no one is beyond his reach.
Except for Nina. Stripped of her memory after an accident, she doesn't remember the man who loves her. Now he must find a way to show her why she fell in love with him, but the past is always just a step behind, threatening to take her away forever.
Unsure of everything about the past four years, Nina believes that Tristan loves her. But will the secrets he holds tear them apart just when she needs him most?



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When I came out of the bathroom, he was sitting on the edge of the bed, still fully dressed. Confused, I walked toward him. "Is something wrong? You're still dressed."
His brown eyes seemed to dance as he looked at me. "Not a thing. Turn around for me, Nina."
I did as he commanded, twirling the babydoll so the panties beneath showed. When I faced him again, he was staring at me, his eyes focused on mine. He sat there silently while I waited for him to speak, each moment that ticked by making me uncomfortable as his gaze never wavered.
He shook his head. "Shhh. Come here."
Taking my hand, he pulled me onto his lap so I straddled him. I pressed my hands to his chest as he slid his finger under the strap on my right shoulder, teasing my skin with his touch. He leaned in to lightly pepper kisses across my collarbone, and I shivered from a chill that ran down my spine.
I wanted him so badly. How he could be so calm and controlled when I could barely contain my need to have him touch every inch of me drove me wild. It was enthralling, sexy, and maddening all at the same time.
My body ached for him to do anything, yet he seemed content to simply watch me as he lightly traced the outline of my babydoll across the top of my breasts. Breathing became next to impossible as I waited for him to do something to ease my need for him. His cock pressed hard against my excited pussy, and I began grinding slowly against him, wanting so much to feel a sense of release from everything building up inside me. Leaning forward, I tried to kiss him, but he backed away, leaving me lost and frustrated.
Staring up at me, his brown eyes heavy with desire, he pushed down on my hips until our bodies met. Holding me there, he whispered, "I want nothing to come between us, Nina. When I think of you, you're mine. Every inch of you, mine. I want every man who sees you to know you belong to me."
As he spoke, he lifted his hips ever so slightly off the bed to slide his hard cock over my needy clit. His words created a desperation to have him inside me that I found hard to control.
"Yes," I whispered. "I'm yours. Please..."
"Patience, baby. You'll get what you want soon."

Crash Into Me Unofficial Trailer:

Title: Crash Into Me

Series: Book #1, A Heart of Stone Trilogy

Author: K.M. Scott

Genre: Erotic Contemporary Romance

Release Date: August 28, 2013

Tour Organized by: As the Pages Turn

Book Blurb: 

What would you give up for everything?

Tristan Stone was powerful, commanding, sex incarnate. And he wore it all so well. From the moment his mesmerizing gaze met mine, I had no choice but surrender to everything he was. His power. His decadence. His passion. He was all I never knew I needed.

He wanted to possess me, and I wanted to be his everything. All I had to do was accept what he offered. But everything has a price.

The world he gave me fulfilled my wildest dreams, but would that be enough when the past crashed into the present?


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Author Bio:

A writer for years in other genres, K.M. Scott writes sexy contemporary romances like the ones that she loves. In love with love from the moment she picked up her first romance novel, she considers herself blessed that she has the chance to tell her own characters' stories now. When she's not writing, she can be found reading, feeding her addiction to TV, or cooking a new dish for family and friends. She loves to hear from readers, so drop by her Facebook page and say hi or e-mail me at


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K.M. is offering up (2) $25 gift cards from either Amazon or B&N, winner's choice (INTL) for grabs.  Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM CST 11/30/2013.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Teaser Tuesday #24: The Thrill of It by Lauren Blakely

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

Today I'm going to share two teasers from The Thrill of It by Lauren Blakely :D! I finished this book over the weekend.

Teaser #1- Harley:

I want to cover myself up. I want to hide my new self. I want to slather my face with makeup.
    I also just want to be me.
    But I don't know who she is. I don't know who I am. I am two people. Torn and tattered in split halves. 

Teaser #2- Trey:

I wanted to numb myself in pleasure, in women, in sex. I wanted nothing but euphoria, but never-fucking-ending ecstasy. I wanted the opposite to take the pain away.



Have you read The Thrill of It by Lauren Blakely yet? What did you think of the teasers?


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Cover Reveal (Excerpt) & Giveaway: Their Merry LIttle Christmas by Jessica Ingro

Their Merry Little Xmas Front Cover

Title: Their Merry Little Christmas (Love Square #2.5)


Author: Jessica Ingro


Tentative Release Date: December 2013


Cover Designer: Cover It! Designs


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With the past behind them and all their skeletons out of the closet, the couples have just begun to settle into their relationships when they find things shaken up yet again. Will Sam and Aiden’s marriage be able to survive the demands of work, shopping, decorating, and of course… baby Tessa? Will Jacob make a good first impression with his future in-laws and secure Kara’s position by his side until death do them part? Join your favorite Love Square couples as they deck the halls and have themselves a Merry Little Christmas!


**Disclaimer: This content is unedited and subject to change** Copyright © Jessica Ingro “Fine. Bring me the damn suit,” I grumble begrudgingly. “You’re the best! You know that?” Kara kisses me chastely. Her father is still there after all. Bill laughs once Kara bolts up the stairs. “Laugh now. Next thing you know she’ll make you be my elf!” I threaten good naturedly. “I’d love to see that,” he says in between chuckles. “Ah crap!” I pull my hands through my hair, seriously wanting to throw a child-sized temper tantrum at this turn of events. “Think of it this way, son. It will be good practice for when you have kids. And you’re making those girls’ night.” “Yeah… alright. I guess I can try to look on the bright side of things,” I concede. The last thing I need is for my soon to be father-in-law to think I’m a big baby. Kara returns twenty minutes later with a giant red bag. I drag it into the bathroom and take my time changing. Part of me hopes that if I take too long the girls will fall asleep or something. Stranger things have happened. “It’s Christmas Eve, Jacob. The girls won’t want to fall asleep regardless, so don’t think you can get out of this,” Kara calls through door. How the hell does she do that? It’s worse than the eyes in the back of her head. “I’ll be out in a minute,” I yell through the door. After I velcro the giant pillow onto my belly, I turn to the side and stick my stomach out further, poking at my now enlarged gut. I roll my abdominal muscles making the pillow bounce and ripple. Chuckling at my nonsense, I step into the red, velvet pants. I pull the black suspenders over my shoulder and do a little jig watching as my stomach bounces around. Apparently this suit sucks the seriousness out of you. Maybe it’s a magic suit… I stop my musings and proceed to put the jacket on and button it up. I look damn good in red. Even with a giant stomach. Next comes the wig and beard, followed by the hat. Now I have absolutely no reason to walk out of this bathroom. Damn. Opening the door, Kara is the first thing I see. Her face lights up and she graces me with a wide smile. She lifts her arm, and then she does the unthinkable when she snaps a picture with her cell phone. “Lump of coal for you!” I shout and make like I’m going to attack her. When I lunge for her, she screeches and runs across the room. Once I catch up with her, she reaches out and rubs red shit on my cheeks. “Really?” I ask not wanting to deal with this shit. “You are so going to get lucky later,” she mumbles so only I can hear her. “Damn straight. You owe me one creative session, Sunshine.” “There is this new position I heard about that I’ve been curious to try.” “It’s a good thing this suit is big, otherwise my sister would think Santa was a giant perv. What do you think you’re doing telling me that now?” I gripe, knowing my nieces can’t sit on my lap while I’m turned on. “Sorry. I forget,” she says like that explains it all. “You’re lucky I love you.” I kiss her forehead and start towards the stairs. “Let’s get this over with.”

About the Author

Jessica is the author of the Love Square series. She grew up in Central New York, where she spends her days as a Security Analyst at an IT consulting company. In her free time, she enjoys reading books and developing ideas for her own stories. Writing is her secret passion that she's been fostering since elementary school, when she wrote her first book about a puppy. It has always been a dream of hers to be able to share her stories with the world. Jessica currently lives in New York with her husband and three dogs.   

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Cover Reveal & Excerpt: Letting Go by J.M. Witt

When your past threatens to destroy your future; how long will you hang on before Letting Go?
Cassidy Charles is picking up the pieces of her life after another terrible tragedy.  The last thing she's looking for is love.  James bursting back into her life is the last thing she expected, but possibly everything she needs.  She can’t deny the attraction, but can she get past the fact that he may be the reason she’s lost so much?  He opens up a whole new world to her that she’s only dreamed about and that she easily falls into.  As a result, her relationship with him reveals secrets from her past she thought were long forgotten.
James Benedict III, local playboy and successful real estate investor hasn’t stopped thinking about her since that fateful night all those months ago.  He has her back in his life, but for how long?  Forever if he has anything to say about it.  As more and more secrets from her past are revealed, his own demons and tragedies loom overhead threatening to destroy everything he's built and done for her.  He wants her in his life, but because of him her world comes tumbling down, again.      
Will they discover that the love they have is strong enough to survive everything and everyone trying to tear them apart before it’s too late?

I’m slowly coming to and dawn hasn’t quite made its arrival yet.  Slowly everything from the night before comes back to me.  His arm is around me and he’s cradling me to his chest.  The warmth is almost insufferable.  I turn my head and he’s dead asleep.  I’m suddenly overcome with panic and decide I have to get out of here.  I creep out of the hold of his stellar body and get off the bed with ease.  I don’t want to risk waking him so I just grab my dress and shoes and make my way out of his room and down the stairs.  I find my purse on the kitchen island and head for the door.  
I nearly scream I’m so startled.  I rush to the door, open it and tip toe thru it for it to slam shut.  I run full force down the hall in nothing but his t-shirt with my arms full of my dress, shoes and purse.  I fumble with my key and finally get into my room.  My door closes and I swear I hear another, “Cassidy!” booming down the hall.
“Shit, shit, shit.”  Why am I running from him?  
I throw my dress and shoes to the floor and sink down the door.  My knees are pulled to my chest and I’m resting my head on them when I feel my door shake like a gorilla is pounding it.  Bang, bang, bang!  My entire body vibrates against the force of him hitting the door.
“Cassidy, I know you’re in there.  Please open up.”
I push myself up the door and sigh.  I don’t know what to say to him.  “Go away!”
“Cassidy Charles open this door.  You can’t run from me forever.”
“Yes I can!”  This is ridiculous.  We’re acting like twelve year olds.  
“Don’t make me call hotel security!  You let me in or I’ll let myself in.”
He wouldn’t dare, would he?  I decide to face him.  I open the door yelling at him, “You wouldn’t dare!”
He’s on me instantly.  I don’t even have a moment to take in his appearance.  His arms are around my back and he lifts me off the floor.  He sets me on the kitchen island.  
“Why did you leave?  You scared me.”  He’s holding my face in his hands.  “Cassidy, look at me.  You can’t deny the attraction between us.  It was there all those months ago and it’s still here.”
There is so much emotion surrounding my thoughts and feelings for him.  I was attracted to him like a fish to water the first time I saw him.  And then it all went to shit in one night.  I look in his eyes and they’re full of concern.  
“I’m scared of what I feel when I’m around you.  You scare the hell out of me.”  He looks stricken and drops his hands from my face.  “Not afraid of you, afraid of this,” I wave my hand between us.  “I’ve never been so drawn to someone.  And you left me that horrible night without a word.  I didn’t know what to think.  And then you were arrested and I couldn’t process it.”  
He pulls me to him and starts talking into my hair.  “Baby, I didn’t leave you that night.  I never wanted to leave you.  I came back with our coffee and I saw you with a cop.  He was holding you and I got the wrong impression.”
“Wait, what?!  Calvin, you thought I was with…”  I’m crying and laughing at the same time.  “Calvin is my brother.”  I push away from him just enough to look at him.
He’s wiping my tears and says, “I know, I found out a few days later when they were questioning me.”  He must feel me stiffen.  “Cassidy, the charges were dropped.  You know that right?”  I nod my answer and he embraces me again.  “I promise you I had nothing to do with what happened that night.”
“I spent months trying to hate you so I could get over you, but I couldn’t and I never even had you.”
“Baby, you had me, you have me still.  Last night was just confirmation Cassidy.”

Meet the Author
I’m a stay-at-home mom with four young children and one extremely supportive husband.  We’ve been married for nine years and reside in Highland, Michigan.
I've dreamed of writing romance novels since I was little. After having baby #4, who may or may not have been fathered by Christian Grey, I decided it was time to pursue my dreams. 
When I'm not volunteering at the schools of my children, running to various appointments, enjoying time with my friends and my book club, dating my husband, or avoiding cleaning my house, I'm writing!
I love music and believe that books and music can't exist without the other.  My goal is for you to read more than a good book, but for you to have an experience!

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Blog Tour (Excerpt) & Giveaway: Second Chance Summer by Emma Hart

Welcome to my stop in the Second Chance Summer by Emma Hart Blog Tour :D!

Title: Second Chance Summer


Author: Emma Hart


Series: The Chance #1


Publication Date: September 21, 2013


Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance



From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Love Game and Playing for Keeps is a story of hope and the beauty of getting a second chance at the kind of love that comes once in a lifetime…

“You don’t get a love like ours and get to leave it behind.”

Kia James was never meant to return to her hometown of Harlan Grove, Alabama… But she has.
And Reese Pembleton was definitely not supposed to still be in love with her the way she is him… But he is.

Last summer was the summer to end all summers. It was the summer they both fell in too deep to get out, and try as she might, Kia can’t deny that whatever was there between them a year ago is still there. If she’s honest with herself, there’s so much more there than there ever was, but the way her dad walked out six years ago has shattered her belief of that fairytale love every girl craves.

Reese isn’t giving up so easily. His biggest mistake was not chasing after Kia the way he wanted to when she upped and left him without a word. Despite what she says, he knows her better than anyone, and he knows she still wants him the way he wants her. And this time, nothing will stop him from getting – and keeping – his girl.

But nothing is that easy. When Kia’s dad arrives back in town, family secrets come tumbling out she never realized existed. Everything her mom has ever told her about the reason he left is a lie – but how can she trust the man who, by his own admission, didn’t fight for her as hard as he could have?

With her past and present wants and needs colliding, Kia is thrown into the turmoil of the biggest decisions of her life. And she realizes, sometimes a second chance is all you need. 



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“Shit! Kia!” Reese calls after me. “I didn’t mean it like that!”
I ignore him and keep walking. Step, step, step. Keep going, Kia, don’t stop for him. His hand grabs my arm, and I turn, yanking my arm back as I near where his truck is parked.
“What, Reese? You’ve made it clear last summer was a mistake. You’re right. It was. It was just a whirlwind mess between two people who had no idea what they wanted from life.”
“I didn’t mean it like it came out. I just meant I didn’t want you to hate this place because of me.”
“I don’t hate it because of you.” I look at him and laugh bitterly. Shadows play across his face in the darkness. “I hate this place because of what it means to me.”
“What does it mean, Kia? Tell me.” He loosens his grip on my arm; his thumb gently stroking my skin.
“It means nothing,” I say quietly, stepping back. “Nothing.”
“You’re lying,” Reese steps closer and holds my other arm. “If it meant nothin’, you wouldn’t be running from me.”
“I’m not running from you! Why would I be? One summer, that’s all we had.”
“Is it?” he asks quietly. “One summer? Is that really all we had? Do you think my feelings disappeared the way you did? Do you think they upped and went in the middle of the night just like you?”
“I never said that-”
“‘Cause they damn well didn’t!”
“Rumor has it you’re seein’ someone, or have you forgotten that?” I throw back at him.
“Maybe I don’t care about her. The person I care about is front of me.”
“After eleven months? Why don’t I believe you?”
“Let me show you. Make you believe me.”
I shake my head. “You’re so fucking funny.” I pull myself from his grip and move toward my car, passing his truck.
“Am I?” he growls, grabbing my hand and pulling me toward him. My back hits the door of his truck, and he stops in front of me. He places his hands either side of my head, his face bent into mine. “Am I funny, Kia? Really?”
My heart is pounding furiously at his nearness, and I push at his arm. My blood is thundering through my body, my breathing coming hard and fast. I can feel the warmth emanating from his body. I want more. I need more. I want to feel his body pressed against mine, even if it’s just for a second. I need to feel it.
His hazel eyes collide with mine, and I can see he feels the same. It’s been a year. He still feels it. I still feel it.
“Jokes usually are funny,” I retort, trying to move away from him in an attempt to regain control of my body.
His mouth crashes into mine, his lips molding to mine. One of his hands cups the side of my head, the other resting on my waist. I grab his shirt when he nips my bottom lip. My mouth opens, and his tongue meets mine, stroking it in a gentle caress. Our bodies push together, and I drink him in, kissing him greedily.
Now, I remember. I remember why I can’t fight it. Why I’m powerless. Why, at nineteen, he is all there is.
I open my eyes as our mouths part. His lips are hovering over mine, close enough they could touch mine again, but they don’t. In the small gap between us all,I feel is the chilling night air where, just seconds ago, there was nothing but heat.
“Am I funny now, Kia?” he breathes, still holding my face.
“Yep,” I whisper, my voice slightly shaky. “You’re fucking hilarious.”
Reese’s hand leaves my waist and tugs the door open. “Then you better get in the truck so you can find out exactly how not funny I am.”
“I’m not...”
“Get in,” he growls, his eyes promising me a fight.
“No,” I say, pushing him back. I shake my head. “No.”
I walk around him and away from him, walking backward. I shake my head, everything warring inside me. “I… No, Reese. I can’t.”
“Kia?” he calls.
“That…” I take a deep breath and stop at my car. “That shouldn’t have happened.” 


 About the Author:

By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies – usually wine – and writes books.
Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.
She likes to be busy - unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life. 


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Blog Tour (Review + Playlist) & Giveaway: Disclosure of the Heart by Mary Whitney

Welcome to my stop in the Disclosure of the Heart by Mary Whitney Blog Tour, hosted by Book Enthusiast Promotions :D! 


Title: Disclosure of the Heart


Author: Mary Whitney


Series: Beside Your Heart #2


Publication Date: November 5, 2013


Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance


Source: e-Arc provided by the author for the blog tour, in exchange for my honest thoughts and review.



Sixteen years is a long time to wait for your true love to reappear, and, anyway, Nicki Johnson couldn’t wait for the impossible to happen. Hard life lessons have taught her that fairy tales are children’s stories, and fate is cruel. Burying her hopes, she’s spent the last sixteen years focused and driven toward her career, and it’s landed her with a job at the White House with a gem of a boyfriend. But when her high school love, Adam Kincaid, walks into the White House as a BBC reporter, Nicki’s world is thrown into turmoil as she relives their past. Adam has come back for her, but has he arrived too late?



The hardest lies to maintain are the ones you tell yourself. For me, one way or another, the truth always seeped through the cracks of my brain.

Disclosure of the Heart starts off where Beside Your Heart left off. The last chapter in Beside Your Heart is told from Adam's POV, when he first sees Nicki again after sixteen years. I LOVED that Mary Whitney gave us Nicki's POV when she first sees Adam- this is the same scene that we read from Adam's POV in Beside Your Heart.

Why? Why was he in my life again? Was he just passing through? Or was there a reason?

Nicki Johnson character has developed from the sixteen year old girl we met in Beside Your Heart. She is a grown successful women with a job in the white house and a loving boyfriend. Nicki has partially moved on with her life and is happy with the steady life she has been living- working and loving her boyfriend. When Adam strolls back into her life after sixteen years of not hearing anything from him, her life becomes unsteady with the emotions Adam is making her feel. We all remember the selfish and indecisive sixteen year old Nicki right? Well she still is selfish and indecisive when it comes to coming to terms with how she feels about Adam. I felt like slapping her because she did get on my nerves. But I can understand why she is so indecisive- Adam did cheat on her in Beside You Heart- but the poor guy said he was sorry and demonstrated how much he loved her. Any way Nicki has to make the decision to give Adam and their relationship a second try, or stay with her job and her loving boyfriend. I did love that Nicki's character is more mature in Disclosure of the Heart, and that she does think about the decisions she makes in her life more clearly.

“I’m falling in love with you again.”

Adam Kinclaid is just a freaking sweetheart. I didn't know what to expect from his character in Disclosure of the heart because he still loves Nicki, but he respects that she is in a relationship. But yet again he is also in a current relationship with "Lady" Felicity. Adam won my heart all over again in Disclosure of the Heart, because he has changed from the selfish sixteen year old boy he was in Beside Your Heart. I did like him in Beside Your Heart, but I felt that he just thought about himself when he and Nicki were in a relationship. In Disclosure of the Heart he thinks more of what Nicki wants, and  what will make her happy. Adam is back ladies! He is determined to get Nicki back in his life and he will do everything to convince her that he is there to stay forever.

There were multiple connections between us. We were tied to one another whether I wanted to be his friend or not.

Adam and Nicki's relationship is a little bit awkward at the beginning. Nicki wanted to just avoid Adam at the beginning, because she didn't know how to react to his appearance back into her life. She wants to keep all contact with Adam professional. Unlike, Adam who wants to jump back into Nicki's life and act like everything was good between them. Adam and Nicki decide to be "just friends" when they start to hang out with each other more than two professionals discussing work. But Nicki can't lie to herself when she starts to realize that being friends with Adam isn't going to work. They don't have a lot of hot sex scenes or hot moments as much as they did in Beside Your Heart. But there were sweet swoon moments, and the reconciliation sex was just amazingly hot. Adam and Nicki's relationship is stable now that they both have matured. Nicki gives Adam the support he gave her in Beside Your Heart, and Adam shows that he will never leave her life again.

I want to just say that I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED both David and Lisa :D! OMG, they hade me laughing with their flirtation. I loved David in Beside Your Heart and I was glad that he made an appearance in Disclosure of the Heart. Lisa is Nicki's conscious, because she always makes Nicki second guess her own decisions. She knows what Nicki truly wants in her life and what makes her happy. I'm hoping Mary Whitney writes a book for David and Lisa's story. I want more David and Lisa, even if it's just a novella.

We’d gotten back together because the ties from our past were too strong to ignore.

Disclosure of the Heart by Mary Whitney was everything I expected and wanted to read about Adam and Nicki's story. I was left with wanting more at the end of Beside Your Heart, and Mary Whitney delivered the perfect meeting between them in Disclosure of the Heart. It was the perfect moment for Adam and Nicki to meet again after sixteen years :D! Again I loved reading from Adam's POV at the end of Disclosure of the heart. I know there is a third installment in this series, Forever Your Heart, and I hope that it's told from Adam's POV. Can't wait to read Forever Your Heart :D!


Final Verdict: 4 Stars


Meet the Author
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Even before she graduated from law school, Mary knew she wasn’t cut out to be a real lawyer. Drawn to politics, she’s spent her career as an organizer, lobbyist, and nonprofit executive. Nothing piques her interest more than a good political scandal or romance, and when she stumbled upon writing, she put the two together. A born Midwesterner, naturalized Texan, and transient resident of Washington, D.C., Mary now lives in Northern California with her two daughters and real lawyer husband.


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