Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Release Day & Giveaway - Unconditional Love by Kelly Elliott

Lark Williams leads a fast-paced life, always on the edge of danger. Running from his past and fighting to keep his present life a secret, he keeps his heart out of reach from love. The walls he built around himself come crumbling down when he meets Azurdee Emerson.

Azurdee lives a peaceful life in the small town of Wimberley, Texas. Her tame world quickly becomes heated as she begins to fall in love with Lark. He’s everything she has vowed to stay away from—dark and mysterious, and not to mention, sexy as hell and full of secrets.

Just as Lark and Azurdee give in to their feelings of love, Lark’s present life threatens the safety of the one person he would sacrifice his own happiness for. When Lark finds history repeating itself, he makes a decision that will forever change both of their lives, leaving one heartbroken and lost and the other fighting to survive.


“Azurdee? Honey, we have a slight problem and need you right away!”

Ari yelled from the front porch.

I gave Paul a weak smile and said, “I have to run but maybe I’ll talk to you soon.” I quickly turned and headed toward Ari, who was standing there giving me a shit-eating grin.

Ari was one of Jessie’s closest friends here in Mason, along with Ellie, Heather, and Amanda. They were all friends but acted more like sisters. I stopped right in front of her and asked, “How did you know I needed rescuing?”

She gave me a Cheshire cat grin and said, “Please, bitch, I saw the way you and Lark were dancing earlier. Too bad your date didn’t notice the hotness between the two of you on the dance floor. I knew you were trying to ditch the date and I was pretty sure when I saw him roll down that window he was asking if you would like to meet for coffee sometime?”

I chuckled and said, “It was dinner.”
Ari rolled her eyes and said, “Stupid bastard must have been the only one to not see you and Lark practically humping on the dance floor.”

“Oh my God, Ari! It wasn’t that bad…was it?”

She gave me an evil smile and said, “Let’s just say I’m wishing I would have started a bet among the girls because I have a feeling someone is going to be coming over to the…” Ari looked around and then looked back at me and whispered, “My-cherry-was-popped side.”

My mouth dropped open and I stood there frozen. “I just don’t even know what to say to that, Ari.”

“I get that a lot. Okay, just make sure the bastard gives you an orgasm before he sticks his…”

I held up my hands and said, “Please stop! Really, I think I’m going to be okay without your…tips.”

Ari laughed and said, “Okay, seriously though, it does help you relax.

Are you on the pill? Please tell me you are at least on the pill.”

My heart started pounding and my hands started sweating. “Um…yeah, since college. Just to be safe. I dated a guy in college for a while and thought he might be the one but turns out he was far from the one.”

Ari’s mouth dropped open. “You haven’t had a boyfriend since college?

My God Azurdee, do you just not like men?”

I laughed and pushed her back some. “Yes, bitch, I like men. I just haven’t met a guy who did it for me. One that made me want to give myself
completely to him until…”

Ari wiggled her eyebrows up and down and said, “Mysterious and
handsome Lark Williams has though, hasn’t he?”

I let out a sigh and walked over to the porch swing and sat down.

“Oh my God, Ari. I don’t know what it is, but when I’m around him my body just goes into overdrive and I have to do everything in my power to keep from jumping him. It’s been like this from the beginning. I’ve dreamt about him, I’ve thought about him while driving, working, out onother dates. I cannot get him out of my head. He is my weakness.”

Ari sat down and gave me a weak smile. “Is it just a sexual thing? I mean…do you have other feelings for him?”

I nodded my head. “No, it’s not just sexual. I mean, a big part of it is of course, and the fact that I pretty much threw myself at him tonight has my stomach dropping. But there’s more to it. When he enters a room, I swear I have to take a deep breath. He brushes by me or touches me in the slightest way and my stomach flips around like I’m on a damn thrill ride. His eyes…oh my God. I get totally lost in them. I swear—if he had told me to strip down and let him make love to me on the dance floor, I would have done it.”


Kelly is married to a wonderful Texas cowboy who has a knack for making her laugh almost daily and supports her crazy ideas and dreams for some unknown reason...he claims it's because he loves her!

She’s also a mom to an amazing daughter who is constantly asking for something to eat while her fingers move like mad on her cell phone sending out what is sure to be another very important text message.

In her spare time she loves to sit in her small corner overlooking the Texas hill country and write.

One of her favorite things to do is go for hikes around her property with Gus....her chocolate lab and the other man in her life, and Rose, her golden retriever. When Kelly is not outside helping the hubby haul brush, move rocks or whatever fun chore he has in store for her that day, you’ll find her inside reading, writing or watching HGTV.

Twitter: @author_kelly

Email: authorkellyelliott@gmail.com


Release Day Launch - Breathe With Me by Kristen Proby

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We are so excited to bring you the Release Day Launch for Kristen Proby's BREATHE WITH ME!! BREATHE WITH ME is a Contemporary Erotic Romance novel and is the 7th book in the With Me In Seattle Series.
Sometimes you meet the right person at the wrong time…
Breathe With Me CoverMark Williams has loved Meredith since he was seventeen. A successful man with a strong family, he’s worked hard to move on from Meredith breaking his heart all those years ago. When his path crosses with the only woman he’s ever loved again years later, Mark knows there is nothing he won’t do to keep her in his life. But when the going gets tough, will Meredith stick around or will he lose her again? … But true love has a way of finding its way back. Meredith Summers is a dancer. One of the first things she learned in following her dreams is that timing is everything. She has spent the past ten years following her dream touring with mega-stars while trying to forget the high school sweetheart she left behind. Now she’s back in Seattle, running a successful dance studio with her best friend Jax and determined to move on from her gypsy past. Until the day she sees Mark Williams and time stands still. It’s as if no time has passed at all when Meredith finds herself in Mark’s arms again. The chemistry, the bonds and the love are as strong as ever and hearing Mark whisper breathe with me in her ear is a balm to her wounded soul. But will she grab onto this second chance at love, or is the timing all wrong for them again? Don't miss catching up with the Montgomery and Williams clans in this latest installment of the With Me In Seattle Series from New York Times bestselling author, Kristen Proby.
“There were days that I would have exchanged a year of my life just to touch you one more time.” –Mark Williams

I knock on Mer’s apartment door and shift back and forth on my feet. I haven’t been this nervous since the very first time I picked her up for a date early in our Junior year. I’ve come a long way since then. Suddenly the door is wrenched open and Jax is standing there with a wide smile. “Hey,” he says. “Hi. I’m here to pick up Meredith.” “Mr. Delicious is here for your date, tootsie roll!” Jax yells. “I’m right here, dork,” Meredith says as she slips under his arm out into the hallway. “Ignore him. He has horrible manners.” “Have fun,” Jax continues, leaning on the doorjamb with his arms crossed and watching us walk to the elevator. I brace my hand on the small of her back and feel the electricity travel up my arm and down to my groin. After all this time, the chemistry is still here. “You have her home at a decent time, now. I’ll leave the light on.” “Shut up, Jax,” Mer says with a laugh. “Use condoms!” He calls just as the elevator arrives. “Oh my God! Shut the hell up, Jax!” He laughs as the doors close and I can only smile in delight down at her. Her cheeks are pink with embarrassment. Her hair is pulled up in one of her signature messy buns and she’s in jeans and a blue sweater the same color as her eyes. Jesus, she’s fucking gorgeous. “You look amazing,” I say and rub a large circle over her slender back. “So do you,” she murmurs and looks up and down at my plain black T-shirt and jeans. I threw a plaid button down over the T, but her eyes travel to my arms anyway. She always did have a thing for my arms. “Thanks for coming out with me tonight.” “Thanks for inviting me,” she replies with a grin. “Where are we going?” “You’ll see.”

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And don’t forget the rest of the With Me in Seattle Series…

Author photoNew York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Kristen Proby is the author of the popular With Me in Seattle series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong characters who love humor and have a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type—fiercely protective and a bit bossy—and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves. Kristen spends her days with her muse in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys coffee, chocolate, and sunshine. And naps.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Blog Tour - Once More With Feeling by Megan Crane


She's suffered the very worst of betrayals.
And now Sarah's facing a divorce she never expected.
With Christmas round the corner, what better time to re-evaluate her life? As she reconsiders every choice she's made, she starts to wonder if her life was so perfect after all.
This winter, lose yourself in Sarah's world of unmade decisions, lost friends and old flames...


It could be worse.

I made the words my mantra.  A daily chant, an affirmation—and the best
part was that it was true.  It could, in fact, always be worse.  Pestilence.  Famine. 

Disease.  Death.

Any of those were much worse, obviously, than my own puny little grief.
There were so many people who got divorced.  Many of them had no idea
that their marriages were even in trouble until it was all over, just like me.  I
wasn’t the only one, the only fool.  I couldn’t be.  Just like I couldn’t possibly be
the only one with the great misfortune to come home unexpectedly and find her
spouse in bed with someone else.  

It could be worse.  Couldn’t it?


Megan Crane is a New Jersey native who had great plans to star on Broadway, preferably in Evita, just like Patti LuPone. Sadly, her inability to wow audiences with her singing voice required a back up plan. Accordingly, she graduated from Vassar College and got her MA and PhD in literature from the University of York in England. She wrote her doctoral dissertation on AIDS literature, mostly so she could wallow in her obsession with the remarkable multi-media artist David Wojnarowicz and her idol, the bitter and hilarious David Feinberg. After many years in the rain and subject to the whim of seasons, she followed the sun to Los Angeles, where she lives with a dog, a cat, two crazy kittens, and an artist named Jeff. She is still plotting her Broadway debut.



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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Blog Tour, Guest Review & Giveaway - Twisted Together by Pepper Winters

I am excited to be a part of the Twisted Together Blog Tour for Pepper Winters. We've got all sorts of goodies for you today - trailers, excerpt, giveaways and one awesome review from my girl Mandi. (She finally talked me into reading book one of the series this past week and got me hooked.)
"After battling through hell, I brought my esclave back from the brink of ruin. I sacrificed everything--my heart, my mind, my very desires to bring her back to life. And for a while, I thought it broke me, that I'd never be the same. But slowly the beast is growing bolder, and it's finally time to show Tess how beautiful the dark can be." Q gave everything to bring Tess back. In return, he expects nothing less. Tess may have leashed and tamed him, but he's still a monster inside. After surviving the darkness, a new dawn has begun. Twisted Together wades through black to grey, chasing the light of true love to banish the shadows forever. Pain is a requirement, connection a necessity. But ultimately Q and Tess must face their demons, before they can embrace their future.


I looked at my wrist, tracing the numbers beneath the barcode and sparrow. I’d once been merchandise for sale. But then the winds of fate changed and blew me straight to Q. His cage became my home. His love became my wings. I became his bird through and through. Tears pricked my eyes. I was so utterly happy, so faultlessly content, so completely complete.


Reviewed by Mandi
OK ladies I’ve warned you before about my swearing especially when it comes to Peppers books but this time I really mean it! There’s no way that I can get through to you how brilliant this f**cking book is without vulgarity. *shrugs* It cannot be helped and I will not take the blame for it. I will however blame the ridiculously, insanely talented mind of Pepper who, know it or not, is now my friend for LIFE! Throughout my entire reading of this dark and twisted tale of deliciousness I was in contact with Pepper threatening bodily harm. In fact I think my exact words were “Do not make me take my Yank ass Down Under to shake you.”  I’m not sure if she was afraid or not but I was beside myself and needed to at least try.
Much like the other two books I cannot go into great detail without giving everything away and nobody likes that a$$hole right?! I can tell you that this book is a perfect combination of TOT and QQ when it comes to the level of darkness. It is one of the longest books I have ever read and yet I feel like I blew right through it, turning pages like they were on fire to see what in the mother f*ck she could possibly think of next. This woman’s mind is so… I don’t even know how to describe it. For a person to create such unbelievable madness and magic with their words astounds me and leaves me breathless and in complete awe.
It is no secret how much I love Q and Tess however, if I thought that I loved them before it has nothing on the depth of feelings I have for them after reading Twisted Together. The growth that these two exhibited was fantastic. Even in her weakness Tess is strong, a warrior. She fights herself more than any other evil and with every battle fought and won she comes out just a bit stronger, a bit more deserving, in her eyes, of a man such as Q until there is not one part of her that doesn’t deserve every part of him.
Q ahhhhh, Q. This man does stupid things to me and my lady bits no matter what he’s doing or saying. Especially if he’s doing or saying it in French. His love for Tess is the sexiest thing I’ve ever witnessed and the lengths in which he goes to heal her and show her just how deep his love for her is, is EPIC. Here is a man who sees himself as a monster and all I see is a loyal, faithful, fire breathing conqueror. He vanquishes everything Tess fears whether that fear is him or not. He is perfection in every way no matter how twisted seeing him as such makes me.
So we’ve talked about my deep love for those two but I haven’t mentioned how in love with Franco the trusted badass “kill for you” right hand me I am now. Franco and Q’s bromance makes me giddy. GIDDY. Every word out of Franco’s mouth was obnoxiously highlighted by me with a little note that said “I love him.” His loyalties have been split between the two most important people in his life now and his dedication makes me love him even more. He goes above and beyond and promises both of them that he’ll give his life to protect them. How can that not make you swoon? Tess and Franco have a bond that drives Q a little crazy but neither of them cares; I think they love it personally. I’m just gonna throw this out into the universe and hope someone *cough, Pepper, cough* listens. I NEED A FRANCO STORY. That is all.
Alright I think I’ve kept my vulgarity to a minimum throughout this whole review. YAY me! All joking aside I truly feel that this is Peppers best story yet. It gave me the feels and it gave them to me HARD. I was never bored and never ever skimmed, speed reading may have occurred over sensitive areas that I NEEDED to know about but, I went back and read it again in its entirety so that’s OK. Tess and Q have a love like no other and it is beautiful to see the lengths that they will go to for one another. This is definitely a tissues and Xanax book with some of the hottest sex scenes I have ever read. EVER.  The strength and growth in these two as individuals and as a couple is amazing and I couldn’t love them any more than I already do. Well that’s a lie because I loved them more with each book Pepper has written so maybe….. 
Pepper Winters wears many roles. Some of them include writer, reader, sometimes wife.
She loves dark, taboo stories that twist with your head. The more tortured the hero the better and she constantly thinks up ways to break and fix her characters. Oh, and sex… her books have sex.
She loves to travel and has an amazing, fabulous hubby (who speaks French—hot!) who puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends. She loves to hear from her readers so hit her up at pepperwinters@gmail.com

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Blog Tour, Review/Guest Review & Giveaway - Beloved by Corinne Michaels

Not enough.

Catherine Pope has never been enough. Every man she has ever loved abandoned her—from her father to her fiancĂ©. She finally accepted the fact she would never be enough to hold any man’s heart and soul.

Then Catherine met Jackson Cole.

When her world literally collided with the sexy former Navy SEAL, everything she always believed is turned upside down and left scattered. He made her feel alive and desirable, consumed her with fierceness and loyalty—which completely unnerved her. Jackson got her in a way no one ever had, giving him the power to destroy her.

If she breaks down and gives him what’s left of her battered heart—will he protect it? Or will Catherine become an irrelevant part of yet another man’s life?

Will she get the one thing that has always evaded her – to finally be someone’s beloved?


Copyright © 2014 Corinne Michaels All rights reserved.
He weaves his fingers with mine and guides me toward the windows.

“I used to come up here after my run in the mornings,” he says quietly as we look out at the horizon.

“So you worked out and then climbed the stairs? By choice?” I ask with a raised brow.

His throaty laugh echoes through the building as he steps closer to me. “Not all of us find exercise dumb. There are lots of activities that can be”—he coughs and smiles—“enjoyable.”

Jackson’s playful grin causes my eyes to widen and my cheeks to flush. Him and his mouth!

“Well, only if you do it right.” I smile and slap him across the chest.

“I always do it right,” he says as he walks past me.

“I’m sure you do.” I mutter beneath my breath hoping he doesn’t hear.

“What was that?”

Of course he heard me.

“Nothing. Just admiring the view.” I lie and stare out the window.

We've got a review from both myself and my girl Mandi for you today since she wrote a pretty awesome one and I wanted to share it as well.

Reviewed By Stephanie
What can I say? I am a sucker for military heroes and Jackson Cole is no exception. A former Navy Seal turned businessman, he is drawn to Catherine from the first time he sees her. When fate throws them together, he sets out to show her that she's worth loving. Catherine has suffered many disappointments at the hands of men. First, her father walked out on her when she was young and she never heard from him again, then her fiancĂ©e betrays her with a supposed friend. She's determined to focus on work and barricade her heart from trusting a man again. Then she meets sexy Jackson. Beloved is a story of overcoming past hurts and willing to take a chance on loving again. I was hooked from the beginning and the more I read, the more I wanted to read.  There was nothing about the book that I didn't love, every twist, turn, kiss and more, I didn't want it to end. If you like stories with strong heroines, hunky alpha men and a great story, be sure to pick up Beloved!

Reviewed By Mandi
Have you ever read a book that felt like a journey? That’s how I felt about this story. Catherine starts out at the second lowest point of her life and although it would be so easy to just throw in the towel and give in she doesn’t. She proves time and time again that she’s a fighter, that she deserves love and happiness, success and respect. Her growth was so admirable I wanted to high five her on more than one occasion. You have a woman left behind by the only two men that she has ever loved and still she’s ready to stand tall and put it all on the line again. Does she have doubts? Of course. Did I want to smack her? You bet. That’s what makes her relatable though. Queue the playlist because she’s only human!
The dynamic between Cat and Ashton is so natural and fun that I found myself wishing that I could get in on one of their girls nights, naming calling and all. There is nothing like a great BFF in a story to set you straight and give you inappropriate advice about men and what you should use them for after you’ve gone through a bad breakup. These two had me rolling but also their love for each other warmed my heart. Ashton has been there for Cat when she had no one else. She’s her biffle and I love their love.

Ok, now let’s get to the good stuff. An ex- Navy SEAL in a suit! Did you hear that? I said an ex- Navy SEAL IN. A. SUIT. That’s a double whammy folks. Jackson is what dreams are made of. He’s alpha without even trying and sexy as all hell. He has past, secrets that our girl Cat has no clue about. Demons that haunt him and have made him into the man that he is and their relationship is a learning curve for both of them. For once Cat is put first, treated with respect and is on cloud nine. Things couldn’t be and better until life gets in the way and pasts and presents collide rocking them both.

 I found myself wanting to shake them both at different times during this story and that’s ok because it’s all part of the journey. Corinne gave me the feels HARD and left me wishing and hoping, begging and crossing my fingers for them to come out on top and she did it all while making me laugh, cry, yell and stomp my feet and by melting my panties. THIS GIRLS GOOD. All of that and this is just the beginning. A debut novel that reads like it was written by someone that has been writing bestsellers for ages. Beloved is a solid 5+ star read for me, I dare you to disagree.
Corinne is an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. She’s happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife. After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness. Beloved is her debut first novel.