Monday, April 27, 2015

LIFT ~ Week 4 ~ Authors Raising Autism Awareness

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The last week of LIFT is here! What an amazing ride the last month has been, raising awareness, acceptance and action on behalf of families living with Autism.
And if you missed the LIFT t-shirts, there’s still a chance! Reserve yours in our “round two” LIFT order today! Don’t be left out when we have LIFT selfie day!

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This week’s MegaGiveaway highlights and benefits Autism Speaks, the largest Autism organization in the world, fighting for research, legislation and services for ASD families.
And our LIFT "anchor" authors, bringing it home this last week with amazing prizes:

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Cover Reveal & Giveaway ~ Dirty Boys of Summer Anthology

Alphas, Billionaires, Bikers, Bad Boys, Stepbrothers, and Jocks
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Grab this set of 16 Young/New Adult stories in one single volume and at one amazing price. Fill up a bucket with ice and prepare for a heat wave as the DIRTY BOYS OF SUMMER hit your e-reader giving your romantic minds a scorching thrill like no other.
Are you ready to lose your v-card, fall in love, get naughty, and say good-bye to your good girl persona with these ohhh so dirty summer boys? Intended for 17+, we've packed the box with the best in upper young adult, naughty new adult, sweet contemporary, and wicked paranormal.

Stories from:
1. Gennifer Albin
2. Evangeline Anderson
3. Avery Aster
4. Jamie Blair
5. Opal Carew
6. Marisa Cleveland
7. Carey Corp
8. Julie Cross
9. Jen Frederick
10. Rachel Higginson
11. Tamara Mataya
12. Dawn Rae Miller
13. Julie Prestsater
14. Becca Ritchie & Krista Ritchie
15. Lynn Rush
16. C.L. Stone

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Cover Reveal ~ Havoc Trilogy Box Set by Autumn Grey

Havoc Trilogy Boxset 
Author :Autumn Grey 
Genre : Romance , Erotic

A three month modelling contract in Paris.

Two strangers drawn together by fate.

A stalker hell-bent on keeping them apart.

Selene Michaels is determined to never let anyone make her feel inferior again. After a painful divorce, she finds herself in Paris on a working holiday, hopeful that this will be the opportunity she has been waiting for. She intends to have fun and maybe find someone to flirt with; someone who will show her a good time, treat her right. What she does not expect to find is Remington St. Germain and his adorable son, Adrien. Remington is intense, devastatingly hot and a Prince Charming on the outside, but a dirty talking, insatiable devil behind closed doors and not the type to give up on something that he wants. Adrien makes her loss almost bearable. Selene soon realizes that life with Remington is not only interesting, but adventurous and dangerous. Someone is eager to keep Remington and her apart, and will go into great lengths to make sure that happens. 

Remington is at a crossroads. He can either let Selene go, forget about her. Or pursue her with determination, just like he does everything else. Otherwise he will be right back where he was before she came into his life. The clock is ticking, and danger looms closer. He will do anything to save the woman who is fast becoming a part of his soul.

Sometimes life gives you a second chance. But what happens when danger threatens that chance?

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Autumn Grey is the author of the Havoc series (Havoc, Obliterate, Mend). And just like her characters, she is quirky, sometimes funny and definitely flawed. She writes sexy contemporary romances full of drama, steamy kisses and happy ever afters.

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway ~ Deadly Obsession by Victoria Paige

Ella was his weakness.
She could shatter him into a million pieces. 
And she was the only glue that could put him back together again.

Deadly Obsession
Author:  Victoria Paige
Genre:  Romantic Suspense
Release Date:  April 16, 2015
Cover Designer:  Robin Ludwig Design
Editor:  Hot Tree Editing

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*Warning. Romantic suspense with dark themes. Extremely obsessive and jealous hero. Strong sexual content and language. 18 years+

The first time Jake sees Ella he is struck by her beauty.
He becomes obsessed.
His obsession becomes a deadly affair.
You see, Ella belongs to someone else.
Someone determined to keep her ... or kill her.

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5- Dark, Dangerous & Sexy-as-Hell -Stars
~this review may contain minor spoilers~

he knew as long as he had Ella, nothing else mattered. He refused to examine why. It wasn't love, because the feeling wasn't light or happy. It was dark and weighed heavily on his heart. She was a poisonous addiction.

I'm going to have to be very careful about what I say here, this is one of those books that you really have to experience as it comes to really appreciate it. Based on the synopsis, I was expecting this to be loaded with lots of twists and turns, which it was, what I was NOT prepared for was the MASSIVE surprise that smacked me upside the head almost immediately-and that set the pace, and feel, of what was to come. To say this starts out with a bang would be a major understatement. The pace doesn't let up, from start to finish it was full of drama, passion, hott HOTT sex, surprises, tears, anxiety, danger-it was relentless and I loved every damn minute of it. Ella took me completely by surprise in a really good way, though I can't say why. Let me put it this way-all is not as it initially appears where she is concerned, don't make the mistake of thinking you have her all figured out as quickly as I did-I was wrong. So so wrong. Jake was definitely a leading force in this adventure-obsessive, possessive, jealous as hell, slightly insane and not at all sorry about his actions or behavior #SorryNotSorry. I am not ashamed to admit I LOVED THAT MAN and ALL his craziness. For all his faults the man knew what he wanted, had no problem going after it, would do anything to protect and take care of those he loved-nothing or no one would stand in his way. I'm keeping my opinion to myself about Clayton-you have to come to your own judgments where that one is concerned and big blonde Viking Aron stole a piece of my heart even if he is still a bit of a mystery. What it all boils down to is-this was an amazing read from beginning to end sure to keep you on the edge of your seat drowning in a lust-fueled haze and begging for more. Victoria Paige has crash landed on my One-Click-Addiction List with this FAB book and I cannot wait to see what she brings us next.

For the first time ever, he understood the meaning of home because he was feeling it deeply. She felt like home. Its comforts, all he ever wanted to be happy.

I work as a freelance database administrator, and when I'm not geeking out, I write romantic suspense novels. I live in Richmond, Va--less than two hours away from Washington DC--so most of the settings of my books are in the nation's capital--of course, I'm not averse to creating fictional towns and cities. ;)

When I'm not arguing with the alpha male characters in my head, I love to watch high-octane action movies.

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Release Day Blitz ~ Review & Giveaway ~ There You Stand (Between Breaths #5) by Christina Lee

There You Stand is Christina Lee’s newest addition to the
Between Breaths Series and it is LIVE!

Meet Cory & Jude in this M/M standalone romance! 

From the author of All of You and Before You Break comes a new Between Breaths male/male romance about the silent, inked up skateboarder and the tattoo artist who unravels him piece by piece...

Tattoo artist Cory Easton has worked long enough at Raw Ink to know, just by looking at a dude, what his body art reveals, what makes him tick, what even makes him scared. Until he meets the quiet and remote Jude York--so unreadable, so unreachable, and so unlike anyone else, he can't help but arouse Cory's curiosity.

As captivating and complex as his ink, Jude is a mystery--and Cory's falling fast and hard under his spell. Against his better judgment to steer clear.

The rumors of Jude's past overshadow him--whispers of prison and an unmentionable secret that's kept him in the protective shadows of a local motorcycle club. As Cory probes deeper, he wonders how much he really wants to know. Especially since Jude has awakened something inside him that has been buried too long--and has him feeling completely alive for the first time in forever...

Includes a preview of Christina Lee's upcoming adult romance Two of Hearts.

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Come inside, please.”
I followed him through the door, telling myself it was only to get Chopper acclimated. But Chopper seemed right at home as he bound to the kitchen and lapped at the water in the dish that Jude had set down.
I can’t stay long,” I said, feeling almost shy, like it was my first time at his place. “I have a shift at Raw Ink.”
He nodded. “I just finished my morning at the Board Room, but I’ll be heading to the skate park.”
What was that one trick I saw you practicing the other day?” I asked, watching Chopper sniff around the room.
Hmmm . . . the one-eighty pop shuvit?” he said, shrugging. “The one I really want to trick out on someday is the upside-down three-sixty loop. But I need a pipe for that. They’ll have one at the arena for the upcoming games.”
A pipe?”
A curved wall with a lip so that I can hang upside down.”
Holy Christ, you’re going to maim yourself,” I said.
He laughed. “It’s a difficult trick but I’m definitely up for the challenge.”
Suddenly he grabbed my face and backed me against the wall, kissing me hard and deep and desperate. Like he was releasing it all—giving it all to me. “I don’t want to talk right now. I want to taste you.”
I groaned and wormed my body closer, reaching behind him to grab his ass. We were both instantly hard and he ground his hips against me.
Every damn night I’ve dreamt of you,” he said against my lips.
I pulled back to look at him. “You have?”
Oh yeah.” His gaze fastened on mine. “I knew I couldn’t have you, so the next best thing was the fantasy of you.”
Same here,” I said. “I’d lay in bed and jerk off to thoughts of you.”
He panted against my mouth. “What did you think about?”
This,” I said. “Your hands on me, your lips all over my body.”
God,” he groaned. “And here you are. Right in front of me. And I want nothing more than to have all of that and more with you.”
He backed me down the hallway, yanking off my shirt and unbuttoning my pants.
It felt so urgent, like we were running out of time. Not only because I had a job to get to, but also because I never felt certain of how many more days we might have left.
I need to touch you,” he said, hemming my thighs against the bed, and forcing me to lean back.

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I realized all of this focused energy on a quiet skateboarder was unhealthy. He was like a mystery that I wanted to untangle. But to what end? Who the fuck knew what his story was.

Cory Easton is a tattoo artist and a man broken down by his past, heartbreak and loneliness drown him leaving behind a man constantly on the go-always moving, always talking, afraid of silence-in an attempt to not feel the pain he so desperately tries to hide from. Jude York is the new guy in town, shrouded in mystery, surrounded by rumors of his past, he lives on his skateboard and brings all new meaning to silent and brooding. Despite the fact that Jude's past is dark enough to have him in need of the protection of the town's MC, Cory can't seem to stay away from him. He wants to know the man who has made him feel things he hasn't experienced in years, wants to understand the man behind the dreads and tattoos, wants to strip away the walls Jude hides so far behind, wants to explore the explosive attraction he has felt for the man ever since he laid eyes on him-and no one, not even Jude himself, can scare him away.... or so he thought.

I begged and pleaded and prayed that he'd slant his mouth across mine.
Instead he ghosted his lips directly above, mere centimeters away, as if we were mirror images. And as he stared into my eyes while hovering over me, I was gone. Dead. Dying of hunger. Thirst. To finally sip from his lips, taste from his tongue.

This sexy-as-sin, emotional-as-hell read, had me right from the start-it was the first book I have read from Christina Lee but will be far from the last. These characters grab a hold of your heart and all of your attention and keep them in their calloused, tattooed grip til the very end. Both had their own set of demons to deal with, both were equally heartbreaking, though one of them was surrounded by fear as well-understandably so. Cory's tendency to ramble on when nervous reminded me a lot of myself and made me giggle more than once. Jude's silence was both sad and frustrating, though we slowly begin to understand why he is the way he is and that alone made me fall even harder for him. You could see why Cory should just give up and walk away, but desperately hoped he wouldn't knowing Jude just needed someone with enough strength to push past his walls to the man worth fighting for. The chemistry between them was so thick it was impossible not to feel it and explosive when it finally came to a head-I admit it, there were several parts of the book I read more than once. There is an innate sense of danger lurking throughout the book, even if you don't understand what it is at first, you can't help but feel it. You really do experience quite a range of emotions-from sadness at the hands life has dealt these two, to hope at the possibility of them helping each other heal, fear at what's hiding around the corner, to anticipation waiting for them to come together. The pace moved along pretty swiftly, always changing, always evolving, natural and smooth. The boys are surrounded by a mix of fun & sweet secondary characters, to dark & mysterious, with some shadows thrown in. I loved watching Cory slowly getting Jude to open up, the way he went about it was unique and just worked for them. I really had no complaints other than this being told strictly from Cory's POV-I would have LOVED spending some time in Jude's head. It made getting to know him a little harder, but considering the story-I'm guessing that was the point so I can't really complain too much. In the end, this was a fun read that will leave you on the edge of your seat, wrap you up in a cloud of lust and burrow it's way into your heart. Ms. Lee has definitely earned herself a spot on my One-Click-Addiction List one blush and giggle at a time with this one and I cannot wait to see what else she has in store.

It felt amazing to wake up in Jude York's bed. Warm and soft and protected. Maybe the world outside of us wasn't safe but inside his arms-his heart, his soul-I was.

All of You (bk1) Between Breaths

Before You Break (bk 2) Between Breaths

Whisper To Me (bk 3) Between Breaths

Promise Me This (bk 4) Between Breaths

There You Stand (bk 5) Between Breaths

Mother, wife, reader, dreamer. Christina lives in the Midwest with her husband and son--her two favorite guys.
She's addicted to lip gloss and salted caramel everything. She believes in true love and kissing, so writing romance novels has become a dream job.

Author of the Between Breaths series from Penguin. ALL OF YOU, BEFORE YOU BREAK, WHISPER TO ME and PROMISE ME THIS available now. Book five in the series, THERE YOU STAND, coming in April, 2015.

Also, her Adult Contemporary Romance, TWO OF HEARTS is releasing on May 5th, 2015.

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