Thursday, January 19, 2017

Levels of Exposure (Distortion Series, Book 2) Release Boost


Levels of Exposure
Distortion Series; Book 2
Release Date: December 20, 2016
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Published by: Limitless Publishing

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Blurb
Lexie Wilder is caught in the clutches of the very man her mother tried to protect her from…

Separated from her mother and locked in a strange room, Lexie soon realizes the amount of control John Stodden has over all of them. She finally understands why her mother went to such lengths to shield her from the truth—a truth that has put everyone she cares about in danger.

But now she is faced with the daunting possibility that there might be something much stronger tying her to the heartless crime lord…like the very blood running through her veins.

Lines are about to be crossed as promises that cannot be kept are made…

Losing Lexie is not an option for Jackson Finley. He will risk anything in order to save her and take down the infamous crime boss who has remained untouched—until now. Willing to lay down his badge, and to break the laws he has sworn to uphold, Jackson will not stop until she is safe.

But when he accepts the help of Lexie’s late boyfriend’s brother, Evan, things start spiraling out of control and he’s forced to act fast if he wants to keep Evan from being swallowed by the darkness.

With a new evil lurking in the shadows, no one is safe...

Lexie’s best friend is missing, and now everyone realizes that the dangers run much deeper than what her mother had depicted in her diary. Will Lexie be able to save the people she loves, and will she be able to put her trust in the hands of a man who has claimed more of her heart than she ever thought possible?

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Excerpt
“Wake up.” Stephanie felt a gentle touch on her shoulder, so soft she thought she imagined it. She could feel a small protest bubble from her chest. “Wake up! He’s coming.” This time she could feel someone grasp her shoulders and give a shake. Stephanie jolted from sleep, pushing herself up to a sitting position.  She pushed her back against the wall, brought her knees up to her chest, and wrapped her arms tightly around them. She couldn’t shake the disturbing dream. It had felt so real. The woman’s voice still floated around in her thoughts as she searched for her. She could still feel her hands on her shoulders. She reached up and placed her hands over the lingering sensation and sought comfort in the fact for the first moment since she arrived she didn’t feel so alone in this hell.
The sound of the lock sliding in the door made Stephanie’s heart race, she could feel her pulse in her throat as she lay down and pretended to be asleep. She concentrated on slowing her breath to deep, even intervals, trying to block out the sound of his footsteps across the floor.
His wedding band clinked against the bars but he remained quiet, watching her. “I know you’re awake, Rose,” he said after a stretch of time. The drugs in her system were wreaking havoc on her thoughts. She wasn’t sure how long had passed or if she had fallen asleep and this was another dream. She desperately wanted it to be a dream. She didn’t want to look at his face anymore and wonder if today would be the day he decided to kill her.
Stephanie opened her eyes and looked at him. He was dressed in a suit with his tie loosened and hanging haphazardly around his neck, his haunting eyes never leaving her. His clothes looked expensive and she couldn’t’ help but wonder who he was when he left here. She wondered what woman would be married to a man like him and if she feared him like Stephanie did.
“There you are.” He smiled at her, an expression that seemed unnatural for his face. “You need to eat, Rose.” He pointed to a tray of food she hadn’t touched. The wonderful smells had called to her but she couldn’t take any more drugs. She didn’t know what was real or not anymore.
“No more drugs…they make me feel so sick,” Stephanie whispered. She could feel the physical toll weighing heavily on her exhausted body.
“As long as you behave I don’t need to drug you.” He unlocked the cell door and then picked up the tray. Walking inside, he approached her bed and sat down, placing the tray on the edge. “Do you promise to behave?”
Stephanie nodded her head and tried not to tremble. She didn’t want to show fear but it poured out of her regardless.
He placed a hand on her arm and then ran it over the length of her body. “Good girl,” he said. “Good girl.” Stephanie squeezed her eyes shut and held her breath until she felt the weight of his body leave the bed and the sound of the cell door closing behind him.



~~~ Also Available in this Series ~~~

Degrees of Distortion
Distortion Series; Book 1
Release Date: December 20, 2016
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Published by: Limitless Publishing

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Shades of Resolution
Distortion Series; Book 3
Release Date: January 17, 2017
Published by: Limitless Press

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Meet the Author
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Aimee McNeil was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, where she continues to live today with her husband and three children. She is a stay-at-home mother that loves every colorful moment with her family.

Aimee spends most of her free time indulging in her love of writing. You can also find her lost in the pages of a good book, or making a mess with her paints. Aimee loves to explore anything that promotes creativity. It is one of the many reason she enjoys writing.

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Trick Release Boost +Giveaway +Review


Title: Trick
Author: Laramie Briscoe
Genre: Contemporary/New Adult Romance
Release Date: January 13, 2017
Blurb
A forced sentence leads to a reckless passion…….

Hadley
 

When my husband walked out on me over a year ago, it devastated me. When the divorce papers came, it killed me. When we had to sell our house, it broke me.

But then he moved in with his new flavor of the month and told our daughter his new woman wasn’t into children. That pissed me off. 

Now Riley feels abandoned, and I can’t make it better; no matter how hard I try. I’m desperate to help her adjust to the loss of a male figure in her life. The companion program that matches adults up with children who have loneliness and abandonment issues is my last hope.

The counselors tell me he’s doing community service hours, and I ask to sit in on his meetings with Riley. The minute I see him astride the matte black Harley, I know neither my nor Riley’s life will ever be the same again. 

Trick 

Community Service. Two words I should be thankful for, but I’m not. I resent the hours it’s away from building my business. The two previous kids I'd been paired up with didn’t work out because their mothers were more interested in getting in my bed. This next match with a little girl is my last hope. Unless this kid works out, I’m destined to serve time. 

When they push her into the room wearing pink converse with a black dress, her crazy curls barely held back by the barrette in her hair, and studious glasses on her face, I can tell she’s scared - of new people, of change, of being pushed aside. Something inside of me breaks, and I want this girl to feel wanted again. 

What I’m unprepared for is meeting her mom. The second our hands touch, there are fireworks, bright lights, and a picture of the future I could one day have. The future I’ve never allowed myself to wish for. 

Community service becomes more than a chore, more than time I resent for being taken away from me. In the months that follow, I realize they’re just like me: they’ve been abandoned, left behind by the world, forgotten by those who should love them.

Thanks to the one last hope in both our lives - we found the light in the darkness we’d been searching for.


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My Review

I loved this book so much. I have read several other books by Laramie and this one didn't disappoint. Trick got into some trouble as a rebellious youth that he is still paying for today. He needs to complete this community service or go back to jail. The last thing he wants is to go back to jail when he is finally getting everything together and his life back on track. Hadley took her daughter and left her husband. She is a single mother making it work. She needs this program to work for her daughter. She just hasn't been the same since the divorce. Maybe her daughter gets some life back will help her as well. The last two kids Trick was paired with didn't work because of their mothers. Trick makes it clear he needs this next kid to work. Hadley has no interest in a man and just want help for her daughter. Little do they both know how much this is going to change all their lives. Neither of them was looking for anything romantic but they say when you aren't looking for it, love will find you. Will they be able to make it work? Will their pasts stop them from taking a shot at a happily ever after? I love Trick so much. He doesn't care what anyone else thinks about him. He is who he is and protects those he loves fiercely. Hadley is so broken from the way her ex treated her. She protects herself and her daughter. She fears letting Trick in and then being left again. This book is funny, romantic, it of course has that one situation that unites the main characters, and it has so much more. I highly recommend this book and all of Laramie's other books as well. I can't wait to read more books by her in the future and already have a few on my TBR list.

Author Bio
Laramie Briscoe is the best-selling author of the Heaven Hill Series & the Rockin' Country Series.

Since self-publishing her first book in May of 2013, Laramie Briscoe has published over 10 books. She's appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling E-books Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. She's been called "a very young Maya Banks" (Amazon reviewer) and her books have been accused of being "sexy, family-oriented, romances with heart".

When she's not writing alpha males who seriously love their women, she loves spending time with friends, reading, and marathoning shows on her DVR. Married to her high school sweetheart, Laramie lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband (the Travel Coordinator) and a sometimes crazy cat named Beau.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

My review of The Christmas Cowboy by Shanna Hatfield

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I won a signed paperback of this book a while back and finally got time to read it. I really enjoyed this book. It is the first one by Shanna that I have read and I look forward to reading more books by her in the future. This book has some old fashion values in it. They don't have sex through the entire book and don't do anything more than kiss and hold hands. They do sleep together one night but nothing happens except for sleep and Tate comforting Kenzie. The events in to book take place over quite some time. The time line is over a year long. They are slow to connect right away. They see each other in the airport several times. Tate finally talks first by asking if the seat next to her taken. Kenzie is cautious of cowboys. She has been burned twice in the past and isn't looking for get burned again. She allows her past experiences to completely dictate how this new one is going to go and doesn't really give Tate a fair deal. Tate isn't like the other who have hurt Kenzie in the past. He does a fair job of trying to prove that to her. Not just with words but with actions. But some people need to discover things themselves and can't be shown. I really like Tate. And while I like Kenzie to I feel like she wasn't quit ready when she meet Tate. She did let him know that she wasn't ready for anything with him but then when they did start to date she still wasn't really ready. She assumed a lot of things and instead of talking to Tate she ran. This book does have a HEA though. Overall I like that book and would recommend it to others. Good job Shanna.

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My review of Time War by Amanda Kay

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the first book by Amanda Kay I have read. I really enjoyed the book. I don't read a whole lot of YA books but I did like this one. In this book Willow is forced to move right before starting high school because her father got a new job. She finds a journal under a loose floor board in her room. After reading the first entry she finds herself back in 1958 and she talks to a boy named Keagan while she is there. When she wakes she isn't sure if she dreamed the whole thing or if she really time traveled. The easy answer is to look at the next entry in the journal. So she does and finds the boy wrote about her. This one thing changes her whole life. People will think she is crazy if they find out; and where is the boy now. She continues to read the journal and time travel slowly falling in love with him. Then things get really interesting when she sees a boy at school who looks just like Keagan and even has the same initials as him. Things start to change and Willow has some choices to make. Does she continue to visit Keagan in the past knowing they can't really have a relationship no matter how much they love each other or does she take a chance on KJ who she can really have something with. This book is very emotional at times and takes on several topics. Mostly family topics. Like how one choice can affect the lives of many and how future generations continue with the feelings even know they don't know the whole story. I recommend this book and look forward to reading more books by Amanda Kay in the future.

I was given this book in return for an honest review.

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Waiting for Aegina (Book Two in the Gift Saga) Book Tour



Title: Waiting for Aegina 
Author: Effie Kammenou 
Genre: Women’s Fiction



Blurb
Book Two in The Gift Saga: The continuation of Evanthia’s Gift…
In 1961, five little girls moved into a suburban neighborhood and became inseparable, lifelong friends. They called themselves the ‘Honey Hill Girls,’ named after the street on which they lived. As teenagers they shared one another’s ambitions and dreams, secrets and heartaches. Now, more than thirty years later, they remain devoted and loyal, supporting each other through triumphs and sorrows.
Evanthia’s Gift follows the life of Sophia Giannakos. In Waiting for Aegina the saga continues from the perspectives of Sophia and her friends as the story drifts back and forth in time, filling in the gaps as the women grow to adulthood.
Naive teenage ideals are later challenged by harsh realities, as each of their lives takes unexpected turns. Now nearing their fiftieth year, Sophia, Demi, Amy, Mindy and Donna stand together through life-altering obstacles while they try to regain the lighthearted optimism of their youth.

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About the Author
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Effie Kammenou is a believer that it is never too late to chase your dreams, follow your heart or change your career. She is proof of that. At one time, long ago, she’d thought that, by her age, she would have had an Oscar in her hand after a successful career as an actress. Instead, she’s worked in the optical field for 40 years and has been the proud mother of two accomplished young women.
Effie is a first generation Greek-American who lives on Long Island with her husband and two daughters. When she’s not writing, or posting recipes on her food blog, cheffieskitchen.wordpress.com, you can find her cooking for her family and friends.
Her debut novel, EVANTHIA’S GIFT, is a women’s fiction multigenerational love story and family saga, influenced by her Greek heritage, and the many real life accounts that have been passed down. She continues to pick her father’s brain for stories of his family’s life in Lesvos, Greece, and their journey to America. Her recent interview with him was published in a nationally circulated magazine.
As an avid cook and baker, a skill she learned from watching her Athenian mother, she incorporated traditional Greek family recipes throughout the book.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theater Arts from Hofstra University.
Member of Women’s Fiction Writer’s Association & Romance Writers of America


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Dark Hearts (Light in the Dark #3) Pre-Order Blitz +Giveaway


Title: Dark Hearts
Series: Light in the Dark #3
Author: Micalea Smeltzer
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: January 24, 2017


Blurb
I’ve learned that not everything is what it seems. If you start to look too close, you uncover things people don’t want you to see. It’s why I hide. It’s why no one knows the real me. But he sees me. He sees the darkness in my heart but he’s not afraid, because he’s like me. They say opposites attract, but we’re proof that like-and-like are a far more potent combination.

Novalee Clarke is hiding from a past she wants to leave behind, and Jacen Kensington is running from his.
 

The thing about hiding and running is eventually the thing you’re trying to escape catches up to you.

And when it does?

It changes everything.



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Author Bio
Hi. I’m Micalea. Ma-call-e-uh. Weird name, I know. My mom must’ve known I was going to be odd even in the womb. I’ve written a lot of books. Like a lot. Don’t ask me how many, I don’t remember at this point. I have an unhealthy addiction to Diet Coke but I can’t seem to break the habit. I listen to way too much music and hedgehogs have taken over my life. Crazy is the word that best sums up my life, but it’s the good kind of crazy and I wouldn’t change it for anything.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Razing Grace: Part 2 Release Blitz +Review


Title: Razing Grace: Part 2
Author: Amo Jones
Genre: Romance
Release Date: January 17, 2017


Blurb
Can something that burns so rapidly calm the whispering chaos of your cries? Or is this all just an illusion. The perfect hypnosis. Like the humming of a sweet melody to your frantic brain. 

Drip. 

Blood trickled over the curve of Millie’s collarbone.

Drip. 

Slithering over her shoulder. 

Drip. 

Sliding off and into the mass puddle of death surrounding her. 

The last petal has fallen, a queen is born, and the disarray of her world is about to shatter under her very throne. 

Raze
“She knows too much…”


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My Review
 

This is part two and you must read them in order. This book picks almost right after part one ends, about a week later. Much like the part one this book has lots twists and turns. It is dark, emotional, and dangerous. You get some of the answer to the questions you had in part one as well as some new ones. This book doesn't end in a cliff hanger so that's a plus. Now that Raze has completed his plan he is the new leader of the 6. Something he didn't really want but will shoulder. Millie isn't the same since Miles died. She is more involved in the business one because she wants to be and two so she doesn't think about missing Miles as much. Millie and Raze get a surprise and it may tear them apart or it may bring them closer only time will tell. This book was more emotional than part one. Millie's feelings have switched back on and she has a lot to deal with in this book. Someone is after them and they may lose more than they can handle. Everything is changing around them and they must find a way in this new world. This is a giant twist in this book and it made me angry, sad, and a few other things. But in the end it turns out well. I highly recommend this book and I look forward to reading more books by Amo Jones in the future. I can't say enough about this book and the characters.  


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Author Bio
Amo's debut series was the Sinful Souls MC series, and if you asked her which of her books you should start with, she would say The Devil's Own Series (even though you can read any of her books as standalone's).

She's a full-time writer from New Zealand who loves long romantic walks to the wine cellar.

When she's not creating magic, you can usually find her relaxing in front of the television watching the latest episode of Supernatural or Vikings. (This will be updated as she finds new television shows with hot actors.)

She's the proud mother of four little critters who are the reason she breathes, but also the reason she drinks.

She loves to write like how she lives, hanging on the edge of insanity with a wine glass in one hand and her morals-or lack thereof- in the other. 

Those are not my monkeys, I swear....
Oh those hellhounds? Yeah, those are mine.

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