Friday, May 31, 2013

CALL ME CRAZY Release Day Blitz!

“I’m looking out from inside the chaos. It must be a one-way mirror because no one seems to be able to see back inside to where I am. The looks on their faces, the judgment in their eyes, tells me everything I need to know. The most frustrating part about the whole messed up situation is that even though I’m the one that they stare at in shock, I am just as shocked as they are. I know no more than they do of why I lose control. What they don’t know is that I am more scared of myself than they could ever be.” ~ Tally Baker

After a devastating turn of events, seventeen year old Tally Baker is admitted to Mercy Psychiatric Facility where she is diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. She has come to a place where she honestly believes that her life is over. Her mind tells her that she will never smile or laugh again, that she will never be normal again. It is in this unlikely place that she meets two people, different in every way, yet both critical to helping her realize that she has so much more living to do.

Freebie Friday 2

Welcome to Freebie Fridays!
A fun day where I list some awesome freebies for you to enjoy!!!
Freebies are for today only I do not know how long they'll be free but feel free to check it doesn't hurt!

4+ Stars

New Adult/Paranormal Romance
LaylaAfter three years caring for her dying mother, Layla Callaway learns she was adopted under unusual circumstances. Following a cryptic message to seek her birth family in Oregon, Layla uproots her life to find out the truth about her past. And herself.

Quin's natural charisma is attractive to plenty of women, but he longs for the one he's been dreaming of his entire life. When that day arrives, not only is he breathless, he's confronted with the challenge of a lifetime - an innate need to keep her safe and forever by his side.

4+ Stars
Romantic Suspense
Years and distance kept the memories at bay. But back at home, the past is ready and waiting to haunt her...

Eighteen years have passed since Joy's childhood best friend, Jenny, met her death in a tragic car accident just a few days after their senior prom. A broken Joy left their small Kentucky hometown shortly after--determined never to come back. But when her father's illness forces her to return, she realizes that neither time nor distance have truly healed her troubled soul.
Plagued with nightmares of the accident and crippled by a vague fear whose source she can't identify, Joy realizes that in order to move on she must face the truth behind several disturbing gaps in her memory of that fateful spring. But the only person who can help her is a man she despises--Jenny's erstwhile boyfriend Jeff, now a respected doctor, whose carelessness as a teenager was the cause of Jenny's horrendous death--and Joy's own emotional destruction. Can she ever forgive? She may have no choice but to try. Because both the danger she sensed--and the childhood friendship she treasured--now suddenly seem very much alive...

4+ Stars
YA Fantasy/Mythology
She wanted her life to change ... he wanted his to stay the same.
Seventeen-year-old Ashlyn Lanski is tired of her boring, single life. Swimming and spending time with Tatiana, her best friend, are her only sanctuary. The girls plan to leave their drab lakeside town far behind for college, and Ash hopes to finally ditch her longtime crush for Finley, Tatiana's twin brother. But when Tatiana and her family fail to return home after a family emergency, Ashlyn chooses to do something drastic to find them.
Finley Helton and his family are good at blending in as they run their sailing charter business in Lake Tahoe. But together, they guard an ancient secret. When a not so routine meeting forces Finley, Tatiana and their mother to return to Natatoria and Fin's father on a dangerous mission, Fin can't stay caged up for long.

4+ Stars
YA Fantasy
There is no such thing as a mage. There is certainly no such thing as a vampire, pixie, werewolf, or fallen angel. And they certainly do not all attend a college together called Paranormal Public University.

One minute Charlotte Rollins is a normal girl about to go to a normal college. She is at once excited and nervous, getting ready to start this new phase in her life. The next minute she is a freshman not at a normal college, but at Paranormal Public University, a school where paranormals of all kinds must co-exist. Charlotte must learn magic, that is, if she could actually do magic, which unlike every other mage at Public she can’t seem to manage.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Tempting Thursdays 2

I missed a few days this week!  I apologize.  I had a family emergency but I'm back! 
Welcome to Tempting Thursdays!!!!
This week I'm going to share a book I bought last night! 
 It had Food and Romance!  Who could ask for more right???

Monday, May 27, 2013

Hottie McTottie Monday #7

Good morning everyone!  Today's Hottie McTottie Feature is a Flashback review!  With Valentino Pilate from The XIII Hour Series!  ANY purchase of From Hel, With Love through midnight tonight Blue Remy's Proceeds will go to WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT so click the links and buy to help out those who've defended our country! This goes through Midnight tonight! (5/27/2013)

$3.99 on Kindle

$3.99 on Nook
Hel hath no fury like her Raven scorned…

Fallen Valkyrie Legionnaire, Raven Aquilus, has always known she was an outcast to her kind. Stuck in New Orleans as the Protectress of the Nine Gates of Yggdrasil, she lives as close to the edge as her family will allow. One fateful night would change it all – Someone ritualistically slaughtered a guardian in one of her Gates, leaving Raven lying in a pool of blood. Ordered to find the killer before she dies along with her precious guardians, Raven is placed in a race against time, being forced to enlist in the help of a Human FBI paranormal agent. Together they must stop the serial murders before an ancient war reignites – and Raven loses everything, including a new found love, all to a jealous half-breed …

Welcome the XIII Hour™ series. Betrayal, Lust, Love, Murder, Jealousy and Revenge. The faery-tales that your mother never told you about just came true.

Interview with Valentino (Tino)

I hadn’t seen him since the Halloween Birthday Party, but every fiber in me was lit up like the Fourth of July. There was just something about him that drew me in and made me breathless to the point I felt like a fish out of water. Valentino Pilate has that effect on everyone. For him to agree to meet me, in my home, for a simple interview, made me feel like a high school girl sneaking out on a first date with the school bad boy.
Oh, yeah. We can’t forget that it’s three in the morning and I’m quiet as a mouse downstairs while everyone else is asleep. Sure, I’m all dolled up, who wouldn’t be!? I even had my hair colored a dark brown plum, make up perfect… how can I go wrong?
I admit it. When my door bell rang, I almost fainted. I think my heart stopped, then went from zero to sixty in about .01 seconds. I could feel his power seeping through the door, touching me in places I never knew existed. I ran to the door, unable to stop myself, yanked it open and ….
There he was.
Adonis in perfection.
He stood there, all six foot four lean muscle, his black silken shirt left open to show off the rock hard chest and abs, tucked neatly into leather pants that he looked poured into. He had to clear his throat to catch my attention, to which I locked eyes with the most amazing tri-colored silver eyes that looked wounded to depths even I wouldn’t understand. His hair glinted shades of red under the porch light as he bowed it slightly in greeting.
Well manicured hand reached out for my own, an electric charge roared through me as his fingers curled gently about mine, bringing my knuckles to his lips.
“Il mia bella.” He whispered seductively as soft tiers brushed my knuckles.
I blushed. I didn’t know what to say. Ugh.
Clearing my throat, I smiled and leaned in to kiss his cheek, his essence wrapping around me in a tight cocoon, my body vibrating in tune with it.
Stepping back, I invited my guest in.
I’m not going to bore you with how he dripped with sex as he floated across my living room floor, or how when he sat on my couch … erm .. alright, he lounged on my couch, and watched me like I was his prey. Pretty boring, right?
TH: I can’t thank you enough, Tino. I know I live a bit from New Orleans.
VP: It’s not a problemo, bella. I trust the notte is treating you well, si?
TH: (giggle slightly) It is better now. (OMG did I really just say that!?)
VP: Really? Che cosa? How so?
TH: Oh. Uhm…Hmm… It’s not every day you get to interview the Konungr of the Grima Blasa. How did you get that title?
VP: (something sparked in the lost eyes, and was gone as quick as it appeared. A deep breath was taken while he contemplated his answer. Long piano like fingers steepled at his lips as he stared at nothing in particular) It was a very scuro – dark time of il mio vita, my life. I was made an offer I could not refuse by a fallen God being punito – punished .. for transgressions. Jormungandr felt I was the perfect specimen to become a child to him and create the five lines of the Grima Blasa nation.
TH: Oh my. (was so not expecting him to answer) Do you miss feeling the sun on your face?
VP: (hides his teeth with a smile) How could I miss the sun when I am in the company of beauty that radiates such warmth?
TH: (giggles with a snort....blushes more and picks up a magazine to fan self) Can you eat any food or do you …?
VP: (chuckles softly, leaning forward to brush an errant strand of hair away from my eyes) Only if you have dinner with me, bella. (winks and relaxes) I am old enough that I have a resistance to food making me ill. A newly born Grima Blasa cannot be sustained on food, they must have the source of life to survive.
TH: (clears throat) Uhm.. huh? Oh .. heh. Can you turn into a bat?
VP: (Genuine laughter) Alas, I cannot.
TH: (Brave – or stupid? – Probably stupid!  Oh well....) May I see your fangs?
VP: (Tongue snakes out to run along his lips, drawing my attention to them) Si, per un dolce bacio, vi mostrerò più zanne.
TH: (GULP!) Uh.. I understood yes, but I ... didn’t quite understand the rest. (muttered “Damnit, I need to learn Italian.”) So. Uhhh ... moving on. (clears throat and lets out breath) Is there a special someone in your life?
VP: (looks down, as if saddened by the question I just asked.) No, non c’e. I am cursed to be solo il resto de il vita.
Our Duncan Snowman
TH: (wants to jump in his lap and ravish his poor soul until he smiles – can’t help but want to grin. I understood the “No”) I’m sorry. I’m sure you have a soul mate out there.
VP: Perhaps. We shall see. I lost the one I thought was. Now, I’m not so sure. Conduco una vita solitaria.
TH: (can’t help but to want to fix this heart throb) I really do appreciate you coming here to see me. Duncan was so sweet to let me interview him before, and I know everyone will want to know more about you.
VP: I do have a FaceBook. Essy made me build it. They can find me there. (just look up Valentino Pilate)
He rose up in one fluid motion and swept over to me as I tried to stand. Sweeping me up onto my feet, I felt his arm snake around my waist, fingers of his other hand tangled in my hair, pulling my head back. I could only gasp as he bared his fangs. His head lowered as my breath caught while his fangs drug seductively along my pulse point. Can we say LADYWOOD?
My eyes drifted closed as he made his way along my chin, an annoying ringing in my ear was becoming distracting. My arms wrapped around his neck, tugging him closer to me … more ringing …
He laid me back just like an empty dress on the couch, I felt his body pressing against mine … and I freaking woke up!
I had to check my recorder to make sure it wasn’t a dream, and luckily it wasn’t. Lord have mercy, what a heart throb …
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Love in Darkness - E.M. Tippetts

$2.99 on Kindle$2.99 on Nook
Alex had everything when he was with Madison. But the darkness within him wouldn't go away.

After two years apart, he returns to Pelican Bluffs and to the girl he never wanted to leave. Madison wants to give their love another chance, but Alex can't fight fate.

He is what he is.

Ruined. Crazy like his mother. And Madison deserves so much more. When his secrets spill out into their small town, Alex has a choice to make. Hide away in the darkness forever, or let love in.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

SuperMOM Sunday 3

Good Morning! 
It’s SuperMOM Sunday and boy do I have a treat for you! 
The book’s name is Spaghetti Eddie! 
And I have a review from my 5 year old!  We read this together!!!

Spaghetti Eddie is Illustrated by New Auburn 3rd Grade Class
Written by Katie Mettner

Have you ever known a kid who loves something so much it's all he eats? No? Well meet Spaghetti Eddie! Spaghetti Eddie loves spaghetti. He loves it for breakfast, lunch and dinner! He loves it hot, cold, mashed or fried! Spaghetti Eddie's friends think his spaghetti noodle chips are 'yuck' but Spaghetti Eddie says 'Yum'. Come along with Spaghetti Eddie and his friends as he tries out new spaghetti creations, banishes all evil spaghetti snatchers and introduces the town of Pimentoville to all things Spagheddie!

Brian's Review
That was a great story. Can we read it tomorrow?

My Review

Spaghetti Eddie is a fun read you and your child will enjoy. I had a hard time reading and trying not to laugh out loud!  This is one story I'd gladly read over and over!  Which moms understand is what happens when you child loves a story as much as Brian enjoyed Spaghetti Eddie!


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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Sale May 24-27

This Weekend ONLY these books are $.99 Click the title and it will take you to the title's Kindle page

Finding Out - Sheryn MacMunn
Tainted Love - Erin Cawood
The Forgotten Ones - Laura Howard
The Perpetual Quest for the Perfect Life - Michelle Pace & Tammy Coons
Blame it on the Fame - Tracie Bannister
Mr Right and Other Mongrels - Monique McDonell
Alphabet Dating - Monique McDonell
The Secret Keeper - Brea Brown
The Smartest Girl in the Room - Deborah Nam-Krane
Flirting with Magick - Leigh Bennett
Believe in Me - Mishael Witty
The Gatsby Game - Anne R. Allen
Island of Secrets - Tammie Clarke Gibbs
Shadows of Things to Come - Mishael Austin Witty



Friday, May 24, 2013

Freebie Friday 1

Welcome to Freebie Fridays!
A fun day where I list some awesome freebies for you to enjoy!!!
Freebies are for today only I do not know how long they'll be free but feel free to check it doesn't hurt!

Free (1 more week)
4 Stars
Book One of Two in the Fairies of Rush duet, FAIRYTALE is a sexy, sensual fantasy romance novel. Not for children, very much an adult book. Not erotica, just good old fashioned steamy fantasy romance.

Brigit Malone can paint anything she sees, and uses that skill to get herself and her best friend, homeless Razor Face Malone off the streets. Then an old enemy kidnaps Raze and demands Brigit forge a privately owned painting, switch the fake for the original, and deliver it.

4 Stars
Contemporary Romance
Maya Alyssum has a rebel's dream: to open a school where kids can find unconditional acceptance—an acceptance she and her sister had never experienced while growing up in foster homes.

But Axell Holm, the town council's representative, holds Maya's unconventional dream in his hands. 

Axell is the kind of uptight authority figure Maya loves to hate. So how is it that he's ringing all her chimes, even as her rebellious plans turn his ordered life upside down?

4 Stars
Romantic Comedy/Romantic Suspense
She was supposed to keep him out of trouble ...

When Shelby Roberts is forced to resign from the police, the only work she can get is as a ‘minder’ to movie star Luke McFadden. Still, spending three weeks on location in the historic city of Bath doesn’t sound too bad.

After all, how much trouble can one actor get into?

4 Stars
Fantasy Romance
3 books in one FREEBIE
This is a collection of the first three titles in The Descent Series, which are gritty urban fantasy books about an exorcist, a witch, and their battles against the forces of Heaven and Hell. (Approx. 200,000 words total.)

Books included:
1. Death's Hand
2. The Darkest Gate
3. Dark Union

5 Stars
Kids Animal book
Celebrate the joy of friendship and the satisfaction it brings with this delightful book about two best friends. Told in rhyme with cheerful, bright illustrations, Scooter & Cupcake take young readers on a lively, fast-paced journey of friendship and camaraderie. These two inseparable piggy pals share everything: possessions and activities as well as helping in times of need. Scooter & Cupcake is a great building block for young readers.

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ARC Review: Trying Not To Love You - Megan Smith

$2.99 on Kindle
$2.99 on Nook
MacKenzie Cahill has dealt with overbearing and overprotective brothers her entire life, making it near impossible to enjoy her teenage years. Having a boyfriend was practically impossible until she met a guy that wasn't afraid to stand up to them - Dominic. He was sweet, thoughtful, and everything MacKenzie ever wanted in a man.

But when they go away to college at Old Dominion University, MacKenzie sees a whole new side of Dominic and begins to wonder if he really is different from every other guy.

Her world is turned upside down after a party, and her brothers' best friend Hunter is the one there to offer her a shoulder to cry on. The chemistry between them is electric, and feelings for each other that have been hidden for years are finally voiced.

Is Hunter willing to be disloyal to his best friends in order to be with the one girl he's always secretly wanted?

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Tobi's Tempting Thursday 1

Welcome to my first Tobi’s Tempting Thursday!!!
Tempting Thursday are going to be about books with Temptation in them and books that are tempting to have!

We’ll kick it off with Jan Romes’ Stella in Stilettos 

~ Sometimes you have to break the rules; sometimes you have to break them wearing stilettos ~

Stella Matson has had it with handsome guys who schmooze their way into a woman's heart and walk out the door when they get a better offer. As far as she's concerned, she needs to focus on the one thing that won't leave her teary-eyed on a Friday night - her job with the lingerie company. That plan goes horribly awry when drop-dead gorgeous, Alex Clay, is temporarily assigned to her department. He frustrates and excites her, turns her into a klutz, and she's afraid her heart is in real danger once again.

Alex Clay is restless and trying to find his place in the business world. His boss seems to be grooming him for big things by giving him a taste of everything from the mailroom to the boardroom. When he does a short stint in the advertising department and meets hardheaded but intriguing, Stella Matson, she challenges his convictions and stirs an unwanted desire. He doesn't know whether to kiss her until they're both breathless, or find a new job.

Will Stella and Alex act on the attraction sizzling between them? Or will they extinguish it with doubt, mistrust, and a belief that they shouldn't get involved with someone they work with?


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Castles on the Sand - E.M. Tippetts

$.99 on Kindle
If there’s one thing Madison Lukas understands, it’s pain. The pain she feels when her mother ignores her completely. The pain her best friend endures as her parents starve her as punishment. The pain of a dangerous boy whose mother has to be carried away by law enforcement on a regular basis.

She gets it. She feels the pain of others as if it were her own.

But when a mysterious man claiming to be her long lost brother appears with promises of relieving her suffering, trusting him could reveal more truths than Madison is ready for. Because the truth can hurt, too.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Wanton Wednesday 1

Welcome to Wanton Wednesday!
 This new feature is to feature your favorite villains and paranormal/fantasy books!
I’m very lucky to be interviewing Wallace from STRENGTH by Carrie Butler! 

Tobi: Hi Wallace nice to meet you! Thanks for agreeing to get together!
Wallace: Hey, don’t mention it. Any friend of Rena’s is a friend of mine.
Tobi: Well, I’ll start with the hard stuff and move slowly to the easy peasy. Sound good?
Wallace: Easy peasy... *a crease forms between his brows as he concentrates* Got it.
Tobi: Where are you from?
Wallace: Scion. It’s a little suburb northwest of Columbus.
Tobi: What’s your major?
Wallace: Accounting.

ARC Review: Never Let You Fall - Michele G. Miller

$2.99 on Kindle
$2.99 on Nook
Orphaned at 7, with no memory of her past or the family she lost, 17 year old Skye Martin is tired of being alone and afraid. After a hard night of partying, Skye wakes up alone in an unfamiliar hotel. All she can remember is the deep voice of her rescuer and his promise: “I am safe.”

Xander has been tasked with watching Skye from afar for the past two years, in order to keep her safe from the demons that hunt her. An easy job - until a pair of red glowing eyes reveal themselves to Skye, and Xander, in a moment of weakness, is forced to break his cover to protect her.

Never good at trusting people, Skye is inexplicably drawn to Xander and the immediate bond she feels for him. However, Xander is filled with secrets and ties to her past that threaten to thrust Skye into a world she could never imagine existed…

As she begins to unravel the truth about who Xander is and the details surrounding her family, she discovers that she might just be the key to saving everything...

And, most importantly, she finds that there has always been someone by her side who would never let her fall…

First thoughts after......
I hope it won't be long before the next book comes out!

How distracted did I get?
Never Let You Fall is an emotionally charged story that follows 2 amazing characters.  Skye's a strong lead that has you rooting for her beginning to end.  Xander.....well, let's just say when I hear Xander I won't think Buffy the Vampire Slayer alone anymore!  This hottie McTottie is definitely book boyfriend material.  He hides no emotion and he'll have you wrapped around his little finger in no time!  I completely missed an evening of FV2 because I wasn't able to put my Kindle down!
I give NEVER LET YOU FALL........


4.5 Baskets!