Monday, October 27, 2014

A Place Beyond - Laura Howard

Title: A Place Beyond 
Author: Laura Howard 
Series: The Danaan Trilogy #3 
Genre: New Adult, Fantasy 
Expected Publication: October 27th, 2014 

The time has come. Allison's quest to save her mother from Aoife's wicked enchantment will test everything she believes in. Who is trustworthy in the land of the Fair Folk, the Tuatha de Danaan?

It's up to Allison, along with her ragtag host of allies, to unravel the truth. Journey along and discover the power of love and duty as Allison faces the most difficult trial of her life.




Ethan raised himself up on his elbow and pressed his finger into the space between my eyebrows.

“I wish I could make this go away,” he said softly.

“Don’t tell me I have wrinkles,” I said, my lame attempt at a joke making him crack a little smile.

“No,” he said, dragging his finger lightly down my cheek. “In fact, you couldn’t be more beautiful.”

I just laughed, I didn’t have anything even resembling a witty comeback in me.

“You are,” he continued. “It’s killing me that I can’t take all this pain away from you.”

He ducked his head for a second before meeting my eyes again. “I would do anything to make it easier for you, you know.”

I swallowed and stared at his earnest expression, overcome by his words. “I know you would.”

Ethan ran his hand through my hair. “Good.”

I twisted to face him, tentatively bringing my hands up to his shoulders. “I’m really glad you’re here.”

His lashes lowered, hiding his eyes. I smoothed my fingers up his neck and pulled him to me, kissing him softly.

He returned the kiss and there was something so tender about the way he held my face in his hands. Like I was precious.


About Laura

Laura Howard lives in New Hampshire with her husband and four children. Her obsession with books began at the age of 6 when she got her first library card. Nancy Drew, Sweet Valley High and other girly novels were routinely devoured in single sittings. Books took a backseat to diapers when she had her first child. It wasn’t until the release of a little novel called Twilight, 8 years later, that she rediscovered her love of fiction. Soon after, her own characters began to make themselves known. The Forgotten Ones is her first published novel.



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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Stay - B.A. Wolfe Blog Tour

Stay BAWOLFE Ebook mailed 9.13
Title:  Stay (The Keaton Series) 
  Author:  B.A. Wolfe 
  Genre:  New Adult Contemporary Romance 18+ 
  Publication Date:  October 20, 2014 
  Event Organized by:  Literati Author Services, Inc.  

~ Synopsis ~

Fate took Cassandra down a path she never expected. Then a small town in Colorado gave her exactly what she needed—until tragedy left her heartbroken and devastated. Alone with only her child and her memories, Cassie struggled to put her life back together, one day at a time, piece by piece. Finding love again was something she never thought possible. That was, until she ran into an unlikely stranger who flipped her entire world on its axis. Aidan had a secret locked away in his heart; one that would surely send Cassie running the second she discovered it. He held onto her closely and kept his secret guarded, but one careless mistake could reveal all. Their friendship was strong, their moments beautiful, and the love that brewed between them intense—something neither denied. The only problem? Cassie was slowly letting him into her life. Could she let herself get close to the one person she didn’t think she should? Her mind tells her to run, but her heart tells her to stay.  

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First thought after…
Sigh…amazing ending…I can't wait for the next book from B.A. Wolfe!

How distracted did I get?
Stay is a heart wrenching, tear jerker romance.  I was so excited and have been dying for the sequel to Away to come out.  I HAD to know what happened next.  B.A. Wolfe didn't disappoint.  I was caught up in Cassie's world the second I read the first sentence.  Cassie is a survivor.  She has the biggest heart and I felt everything she felt throughout the story. Aiden, daggum…all women want a man like him in their lives.  Seriously, he's the book boyfriend the hubs/boyfriends dread us reading in our stories.  He's a hottie mctottie with a heart of gold.  I wanted to wrap him up in a big hug as he dealt with his struggles through the book.  Moose, oh Moose, I can't wait for your book to come out.  He's supportive of Cassie and there for her every step of the way.  His patience with Cassie's bff Mel is more than most would give! I'm not a crier, really I'm not but this story had me so emotionally involved, I was bawling at points in the story.  I highly recommend this story to anyone who enjoys a good romance that includes a good cry with it. 
I give Stay…

5 baskets!


Chapter 1 – One Year Ago

My hand shot left and landed on the alarm clock, silencing its incessant beeping. There was no point even setting it. I’d been awake for hours, anyway, but inside my nerves were having a hay day. Heartbeats thudded against my chest as I sucked in deep breaths trying to calm myself. 
“Fuck it,” I muttered, kicking my heavy comforter off.
I swung my legs over the edge of the bed and ran a hand through my messy morning hair. My eyes traveled to the phone on my nightstand. I picked it up, sent a quick message to my brother, then tossed it beside me on the bed and made my way to the kitchen in nothing but my boxers. After dumping coffee grinds into the maker and setting the machine to brew, I braced my arms against the white countertop and stared down mindlessly while I waited. Your brain knew when something was important. It wouldn’t let you think of anything else. It was all-consuming. Today, it might just be the death of me. 
I filled my lucky Denver Bronco’s mug and paced my way through the house. Wearing a path in the floor was the only thing slowing my thoughts. I downed a few sips and stopped in front of a tall bookshelf. A covered box containing all my letters from Jase was nestled there.
It had started out as a joke, but neither of us could stop writing. I told him I had a mailbox at college and then every week I had a letter waiting for me. And every week I’d write him back. I saved them all. His latest had me smiling hard. He was happy. Really happy—thanks to her. I needed to meet that girl. My eyes caught a glimpse of the clock; it was nearly time. 
I took a shower and slipped on a pair of worn jeans, a plain tee, and my Nikes. Sucking in a deep breath, I grabbed my keys and left, bracing myself for the day ahead. 
            I was only an hour into my drive when the red engine light caught my eye. It came on every once in a while, so I pushed it to the back of my mind. My foot pressed a little harder on the gas pedal. As the needle on the speedometer crept higher, a new light on the dashboard lit up. And then it happened—my car started to shut down. “Fuck.” I banged my fist at the wheel as the car slowed. But no amount of banging or cursing helped. I veered to the shoulder of the highway, dodging car after car. Finally, the piece of crap stopped dead. 
“No, no, no. Don’t do this to me now.” I pounded the steering wheel again, ready to beat it to death. “Not today. Damn it!” I reached for my phone in the cup holder, dialed the number for Triple A, and within minutes the rep said a tow truck would be on its way. Estimated time of forty-five minutes. Great.
It was too important of a day to be starting out like this. I only prayed things turned around.

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B.A. Wolfe is a girl with a passion for reading and writing, and lives in the good ol’ state of Colorado with her husband (her biggest cheerleader), and her two crazy min pin fur babies. These days, her life is anything but calm, and there isn’t one thing she’d want to change. B.A. spends all her free time either furiously typing stories on her laptop or happily reading through her endless T BR on her Kindle. Her list of favorites would be long enough to fill a book, but most would likely fall under the romance category. She is a sucker for a good love story that makes her cry, and an amazing book boyfriend who will melt her heart. ‘Away’ is B.A. Wolfe’s debut novel.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wanton Wednesday/Damaged - Becca Vincenza

New Adult Paranormal Romance
There are some beings in this world, long thought to be extinct. Some seek to protect them, others want control, but some . . . some are hell bent on their destruction.

Audrey was taken from her father, hidden away from the world, and tortured for five years. She was rescued, but is she really safe, or is there someone else waiting to betray her? Can she trust those who saved her? Can she learn to accept who she really is?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Must Have Paranormal Reads - Mila A. Ballentine

October is a special time of year—the perfect time for a paranormal book sale, which includes two best sellers and one of those best sellers is an award-winning book!
It can be a nerve-racking experience deciding whether to read books by an author that you are not familiar with, but with prices like these, You Cannot Go Wrong!

Indulge in your favorite genre today. 

The first three books are 50% off from October 21 through the 31st.

About the Author

Mila A. Ballentine is a mystery writer who doesn't shy away from writing about things that grasp the core of her imagination. Her writing is an extension of her mind's eye and there is always an element of truth in each of her books. She studied Creative Writing and Communication Arts at a City University of New York. When she's not writing, she enjoys traveling or doing anything that allows her to put her creative energy to use.

Award-winning book:

Thin Skin Soul Pinned (Volume 1) 

Book Description: Marie Tousant was an adventurous child, living a happy life until she had an untimely encounter with an entity in her back yard. From then on, she was no longer the same child, but even so, her parents were determined to maintain some sense of normalcy in her life. Although, they soon realized that, that notion did not apply. Years later, hunting season begins, but Marie is the prey, pursued by practitioners of the dark arts, and they do not intend to let her slip away this time. However, a conflicting power emerges and shares secrets that may save Marie from the grasp of evil. Regardless of the dangers they face, Marie’s allies are willing to protect her; it becomes clear that Marie is in for the fight of her life, and there is no telling if she will come out of this ordeal alive.            Amazon      Barnes


What's next?

The Sequel... Unpinned

Book Description: Her life was filled with constant loss and upheaval, but Marie Tousant was eager to put it all behind her. She leaves Hapville, Louisiana, hoping to find inner peace on a tropical isle. With Louisiana in her rear view mirror, Marie attempts to create a path to a normal life, but she soon realizes how inconsistent a sense of normalcy can be. Haunted by her past in every conceivable way, Marie recognizes that she can’t run from herself.

Marie’s only ally, Libby Townsend, is thousands of miles away when unsettling emotions surface and a sense of dread takes hold. A welcome surprise eases her worries, but it doesn’t last and her world begins to unravel. Evil forces take hold and tighten their grip; Marie and a sinister being summoned by practitioners of the Dark Arts clash. In the face of a heroic battle, Marie Tousant can’t help but wonder if there’s anyone left willing to protect her, even in the face of death.
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The Legend of Turtle Pond: The Initiation of Tabitha Obrien (The Life and Trials of Astonia) (Volume 1) 

Historical Paranormal


Book Description: The Legend of Turtle Pond chronicles the voyage of the Obrien family as they traveled across the Atlantic in the 19th century to Astonia, a land where trickery runs rampant and tests their endurance and strength of character. Opportunities were ripe for the picking, but they would have to conform, and the cost was more than they had imagined.           Amazon       Barnes


Goodbye Reality

Book Description: While on a road trip, two friends make a pit stop in a quaint town. They spend more time there than they anticipated. It’s debatable if they’ll ever reach their destination or if they’ll live.                                   Amazon       Barnes

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Stirring Up Trouble - Kimberly Kincaid

Sloane Russo's turned a decade of crazy jobs and whimsical travel into a career writing steamy novels set in exotic places. Trouble is, Sloane's flat broke now—and she can't channel sun-drenched beaches in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The only fast cash in town comes with some seriously distracting temptation: Gavin Carmichael, hot, handsome and oh-so-hard-headed.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wanton Wednesday/A Charming Secret - Tonya Kappes

Paranormal Mystery
Bubble... Bubble...

June Heal has it all. 

A Charming Cure, her magical potion shop in the town of Whispering Falls, is thriving and she's engaged to her childhood sweetheart and sheriff, Oscar Park. Petunia Shrubwood is taking over as Village President and there is a new bed and breakfast in town, Full Moon Treesort. 

Life in Whispering Falls is good.

Cures And Trouble...

Evil begins to lurk as June's nightmares return, sending her intuition into a downward spiral. 

A Charming Cure goes up in flames and there is a dead body in the attic, clutching one of June's potion, sending some of the residents of Whispering Falls on a witch hunt. . .and she's the witch!

Reluctantly in Love - Niecey Roy Cover Reveal

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RELUCTANTLY IN LOVE, What’s Love??? Book Three, coming Fall 2014
available for preorder November 1
White picket fences and fairy tale endings just aren't in Roxanna Moss's vocabulary. Not that she'd have time for them anyway. With two jobs, Roxi is busy enough as it is without adding a man to the mix, let alone love.
It's too bad her friends think a man is just what Roxi needs--specifically a dose of Dr. Chase Walker.
But Chase was made for steamy sighs and holding hands and whispers in the dark. The kind of man who will never work out—and all her parents’ failed relationships are proof of that.
Knowing is one thing, but Chase’s piercing blue eyes and a smile that weakens her knees make it difficult to stay away. Not even solving a big-money mystery for her cousin’s PI firm can distract her from the sexy doctor who has her questioning everything she thought she knew about love.

~~ Other books in the What's Love??? series ~~
"All the elements for a fun, sassy romance: a sexy hero and the unbreakable bond of sisterhood. Delightful!" ~Bestselling Author Kate Perry

~~ Blurb ~~
Imogen Gorecki has a problem—her twin sister just got engaged, and guess who’s the best man? That’s right, her scum-of-an-ex-boyfriend whom she caught cheating with a bottle-blonde, with fake breasts and a stripper’s flexibility. There’s a disturbing possibility her eyes will never recover.
Gen needs a date for the engagement party, but finding Mr. Perfect in a time crunch is proving impossible. Just when she’s about to give up, she face-plants into the crotch of the sexiest guy she’s ever met.
Matt Sesnick is everything Gen wants in a man —except he’s not interested in a relationship. Can she convince Matt to take another shot at love, or will Gen’s pregnant, hormonal older sister, her bridezilla twin, and all of her past Mr. Wrongs get in the way of their happily-ever-after?

~~ Another Shot At Love Links ~~
Done With Love is a sexy RomCom I enjoyed from beginning to end…” Tobi Helton, Forget the Housework, I’m Reading. 

Once upon a time…
Bridal boutique owner, Alexis Gorecki, used to believe in happily-ever-afters—until prince charming turned into a toad.
Months after being blindsided by her own horrific wedding scandal, Lexie is desperately trying to keep her boutique afloat in the wake of all the bad publicity. Waging war against her evil almost-in-laws—the people who will stop at nothing to ruin her reputation—sounded much better in her head. Lexie's strawberries and cream personality really isn’t cut out for taser guns and blackmail.
To complicate matters, Lexie's first love is back in town with his sexy green eyes and out-of-control abs. He already broke her heart once before, the beast. Leo Moss has always been her weakness and he's made it perfectly clear what he wants. Can he convince Lexie she's not done with love just yet?

~~ Done With Love Links ~~

about the author
Niecey Roy knew she wanted to be a writer from a very young age, but her moment of enlightenment came after watching the movie You’ve Got Mail. It was then she realized her place in life, and happily parked her butt on writing romance. Her dream was to create sexy vixens, hunky, half-naked heroes, and above all, romance; lots and lots of butterflies in the belly, breathless first kisses and happily-ever-afters.
Most days she can be found at home at a cluttered desk, pounding her tired little fingers away on a keyboard with nothing but black pepper flavored sunflower seeds and Visine as her weapons for mass-romance-novel-creation. When her fingers need a break, you’ll find her at a table with friends, drinking a few martinis and showing off a new pair of (sometimes ridiculous) high heels. She’s usually the loudest at the table and most often the one snorting with laughter.   

~Niecey books~
Fender Bender Blues, a contemporary romantic comedy
Another Shot At Love, Book 1, a What’s Love??? novel, contemporary romantic comedy
Done With Love, Book 2, a What’s love??? novel, contemporary romantic comedy
Reluctantly In Love, Book 3, a What’s Love??? novel, contemporary romantic comedy, Fall 2014
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Monday, October 13, 2014

Hottie McTottie Monday/December's Kiss - Katie Mettner

Happy Hottie McTottie Monday!
Today I'm featuring the 2nd book in the SNOWBERRY CHRISTMAS series!
You can always count on Katie Mettner to write sweet and sexy Hottie McTotties!


“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

It’s nearly Christmas in Snowberry Minnesota, but Jay Alexander is feeling anything but jolly. Stuck in the middle of town square with a flat tire on his worn out wheelchair leaves him feeling grinchy.

December Kiss has only been in Snowberry for a few months when she happens upon this broken down boy next door. His sandy brown hair and quirky smile has her hoisting his wheelchair into the back of her four horse Cherokee.

When a December romance blooms Jay wants to give December just one thing for Christmas, her brother. Will Jay get his December Kiss under the mistletoe Christmas Eve?

I had a chance to interview Jay Alexander, Mr. Hottie McTottie himself!

Tobi: Welcome to Forget The Housework I’m Reading, Jay. Is it okay if I call you Jay?

Jay: Of course, please do. I really hate being called Jason. Only my mother and Dully call me that, and only to get a rise out of me.

Tobi: You don’t like the name Jason?

Jay: No, I don’t like it, in fact, I hate it. I can’t tell you why, but its just not me. Maybe that doesn’t make sense, but in my mind I’m Jay Alexander, a simple country boy who's anything but pretentious and snooty enough to need a name like Jason.

Tobi: *Giggling* I’m not sure people would consider you pretentious or snooty if you used the name Jason. It’s pretty common, but I know what you mean. I have three little guys who will probably decide in a few years they want to go by something else too.

Jay: Oh you have three boys? That makes you a super mom! I know this, my mom had four of us. I’m pretty sure she deserves a medal, and I’m pretty sure she drank a lot when we were kids.

Tobi: It’s possible, but hopefully just coffee?

Jay: Ha! That did make her sound a bit like a lush, sorry Mom. She drank a lot of coffee, still does actually. She and December will sit for hours over a pot and hash out ways to torture me with my old baby pictures.

Tobi: Oh, that hurts. Do they have lots of baby pictures of you in diapers?

Jay: Plenty, but I was pretty cute when I was in diapers, if I do say so myself. There are just so many of them, since I’m the baby of the family.

Tobi: Best place to be if you ask me! I’m the baby too, it has its perks.

Jay: You mean getting picked on, wearing hand me downs and never being alone.

Tobi: YESSSSSS, but also being doted on, getting anything you want from your siblings or you pretend to cry, and being the favorite child.

Jay: *Fist bump* I see you know exactly what I’m talking about.

Tobi: That I do. Now, I have to tell you, I was drawn to you immediately. My husband is a social worker at a hospital.

Jay: No way! That’s so cool. I can say I am one, but I’m sure learning the ropes right now. It’s not easy, but I know it’s what I’m meant to do.

Tobi: How are you feeling? I know you had that unfortunate chair issue on Main Street.

Jay: Ugh, don’t remind me. Running over a nail with your wheelchair is so lame. I mean how did I NOT see the nail? I won’t complain too loudly though, I did meet a beautiful woman because of it.

Tobi: Miss Kiss. December Kiss. I just love that name, it’s so perfect. I want to put on lip gloss and blow air kisses saying, “Sealed with a December Kiss”.

Jay: *Laughing* She has a great name. Funny you mention that lip gloss thing, Sunny always wants to do the same thing.

Tobi: I love little Miss Sunny, she’s so sweet! She reminds me of her mommy, Snow. She may be little, but she’s loud when she wants to be, and I think she wants you with December.

Jay: Oh yes she does. We have her ‘approval’, you know. It’s important to have that before you do anything in life. At least it is for me. She may only be four, but she’s had my heart since day one.

Tobi: You’re such a good uncle. She’s a lucky little girl. I don’t want to give away too much of your story, but tell me what your favorite thing about December is.

Jay: That might be tough because I love so much about December. She’s beautiful in a down to earth way. She doesn’t have to cake on make-up for hours before she’ll leave the house like a lot of women I know. She’s real and she’s honest. She cries with her patients as much as she laughs with them. She has such a big heart and she can always pick out the people who need a smile or a hug right at that moment. She doesn’t do fake pity, but she does empathy in a way I’ve never experienced. She’s also an amazing kisser. *wink wink*

Tobi: *Snicker* I actually meant about the month of December, but I think that answer was far more enlightening.

Jay: *Blushes* Oops.

Tobi: *Laughing* It’s okay, I loved your answer! It was really nice to meet you Jay and I hope when Christmas rolls around you get your…

Jay: December Kiss?

Tobi: YES!

Jay: Stay tuned…… 

Excerpt from December Kiss:

She jumped from the car and pulled open the hatch. I turned in the seat and watched her strong arms pull the chair down, and carefully set it on the wheels.
She stuck her head in the back. “Hey, how you gonna get this fixed? Do you need me to call Snow?” She asked, it suddenly dawning on her that the chair still wouldn’t work, even if I was at my car.
“I have a repair kit in my truck. I’ll pull the wheel off and fix it before I leave.” I said and she nodded before closing the hatch.
I watched in the mirror as she rolled the chair forward on the front two wheels and then set it next to the door. I opened it and we repeated the earlier process to get back into the chair. I clicked open the lock on my truck and pulled open the driver’s side door.
“Thanks for the ride back. I hope I didn’t make you late.” I stuttered.
“Nah, my boss is cool; I sent her a text to let her know I’d be a few minutes yet.” December said, standing on the running board of her Jeep. “I gotta move this to employee parking, are you sure you’ll be okay?”
I smiled up at her and nodded, “I’m good, thanks again. Hey, I’d like to make it up to you. Can I buy you dinner sometime?”
“I’d like that. I’m new to town and don’t know too many people. I’d really like to get to know you better, Jay. I’m off Friday and Saturday.” She smiled and waited. I was smiling at her, in disbelief that she had actually accepted my invitation.
I realized she was waiting for an answer and I stuttered. “Say, ahhhh, Saturday would be great. I have to take Sunny to gymnastics in the morning, how about four o’clock?”
“Perfect! I gotta go, but I’ll get your number from Snow and text you directions?”
I nodded and she waved, ready to climb in when I called her name, “Wait, what’s your last name?” I asked and she popped her head back out, a naughty grin tipping her lips.
And then she was gone. 

 First thoughts after…
I can't wait for Noel's story!!!

How distracted did I get?
December Kiss is the perfect follow up to Snow Daze.  Once again Katie Mettner has me attached to amazing characters in an awesome snowy world.  Jay is a funny, independent, sweet, hottie mctottie.  I wanted to know more about him since I read Snow Daze.  He has a good heart and is a protector/helper of family and friends.  December, I love her.  She has a fun sense of humor and an innocence about her that is endearing and she is also a caretaker.  The connection between Jay and December is amazing and engaging.  If you're looking for a great romance that pulls at your heart strings this is the book for you.
I give December Kiss…

5 baskets!!!

*Don't forget Snow Daze, book 1 of the Snowberry Christmas series is free on Amazon through tomorrow!

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