Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Riding it Out Blog Tour


Synopsis from Goodreads:

One woman

One man

An empty bed and breakfast

A summer storm

One night they'll never forget - so they thought...

When my aunt passed away and left me her dilapidated bed and breakfast it was all so surreal. I hadn't been back to that beach in many years, and the idea of revisiting left me sad and vulnerable.

I never planned on having guests. In fact, I just wanted to close up the place and sell it, so that I could move on with my life.

Then the storm happened.

Taken by surprise, I planned on waiting for it to pass. The house creaked and the power went out. That's when someone knocked on the door.

He was a stranger, dripping wet, cold, and looking for shelter. I couldn't turn him away...

What happened next between us opened new doors, changing everything I thought I wanted for myself.

The only question is if I can trust him, or will his secrets destroy it all?

About the Author


Jennifer Foor is an award winning Contemporary Romance Author. She's best known for the Mitchell Family Series, which includes ten books.

She is married with two children and spends most of her time behind a keyboard, writing stories that come from her heart. 

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Monday, December 22, 2014

The Librarian Principle Blog Tour

The Librarian Principle
Helena Hunting

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Summary from Goodreads

Annaliese Harper knows that one tiny mistake can jeopardize a career before it’s even begun. Letting your boss find the extensive collection of porn on your personal laptop is one way. Sleeping with him is another. Liese manages to do both.

As the new librarian at a prestigious small-town private high school, Liese is drawn to her sexy, charismatic principal, Ryder Whitehall—an attraction she refuses to acknowledge given their relationship and her recent liberation from a delusional ex-boyfriend. 

Liese is certain Ryder’s flirtation is the product of her sex-deprived imagination—until he discovers her digital porn stash during working hours and demands a private meeting. Behind closed doors, their attraction explodes into a dangerous, passionate affair that not only threatens their jobs and reputations, but most of all, their hearts.

My Review


I loved Ryder and Liese's story! These two were made for each other and nothing was keeping them apart - romantically and physically!
Every garbage can needs a lid.
Even thought Liese and Ryder couldn't go public with their relationship at first, they manage to make it through some challenges and get their happily ever after that they deserve!

Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars! The Librarian Principle was a well written, steamy and romantic story. It's available now so get your copy today and ring in the New Year with Ryder and Liese!


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Pushing the Boundaries Blog Tour


Pushing the Boundaries
By Jessica Prince


Living in the small town of Cloverleaf, watching her friends settle down one by one, all Lizzy wants is her own happily ever after. But with each failed date she starts to believe that finding the one man who will look at her like she’s his reason for living is practically impossible.

Trevor has had feelings for Lizzy since stepping foot into Cloverleaf, but despite their intense chemistry when they first met, the feisty little redhead friend-zoned him before he ever had a chance to make his move. After watching her date every loser in town he’s finally decided enough is enough. Thanks to a drunken weekend in Vegas, he finally has the one thing he’s always wanted…Lizzy as his wife.

But just because he caught her doesn’t mean he’ll get to keep her. Can Trevor and Lizzy push the boundaries of friendship and build a relationship that can truly last, or will they crash and burn before they ever get off the ground?

Review


Pushing the Boundaries is a contemporary romance and it is the third book in The Pushing the Boundaries Series (Picking up the Pieces and Rising from the Ashes). This is the first novel in the series I've read, so they can be read out of order without being lost.

I loved Jessica's quick and witty writing and dialogue. It made Pushing the Boundaries a fast and entertaining read.

Lizzy and Trevor are absolutely ADORABLE! Their hot tempers make them like 2 firecrackers which leads to some steamy scenes!

Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars! After reading Pushing the Boundaries I want to read Emmy & Luke and Savannah & Jeremy's stories. Jessica is a great story teller and really brings real characters to life.

About the Author


Born and raised around Houston Texas, Jessica spent most of her life complaining about the heat, humidity, and all around pain in the ass weather. It was only as an adult that she quickly realized the cost of living in Houston made up for not being able to breathe when she stepped outside. That's why God created central air, after all.

Jessica is the mother of a perfect little boy--she refuses to accept that he inherited her attitude and sarcastic nature no matter what her husband says.

In addition to being a wife and mom, she's also a wino, a coffee addict, and an avid lover of all types of books--romances still being her all time favs. Her husband likes to claim that reading is her obsession but she just says it's a passion...there's a difference. Not that she'd expect a boy to undertand.

Jessica has been writing since she was a little girl, but thankfully grew out of drawing her own pictures for her stories before ever publishing her first book. Because an artist she is not.
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Monday, November 3, 2014

Life Next Door Bltiz

Life Next Door by JD Hollyfield

RELEASE DAY BLITZ

November 3, 2014
There is only one thing in life that professional pastry Chef Priscilla Westcott values more than baking and wine, and that’s honesty. A quality she soon learns that her marriage lacks when her husband runs off with their next door neighbor.

Divorced and alone, Priscilla is determined to make changes in her life. She decides to approach her new goals like one of her beloved recipes. Surely with a little time, a dash of patience, and measured planning she can whip herself—and her life—back into shape.

However, when a new—and utterly delicious—neighbor takes up residence in the house that ruined her marriage, Pricilla fears that her careful world will fold faster than a deflated soufflĂ©.

Trent Walker knows what he wants and his sweet, sassy neighbor is at the top of the list. He’s certain that the chemistry between them would be explosive, but Priscilla fears that an affair with him, however hot, could be a recipe for disaster.

~*~ABOUT JD~*~
Creative designer, mother, wife, writer, part time supehero...

J.D. Hollyfield is a creative designer by day and superhero by night. When she is not trying to save the world one happy ending at a time, she enjoys the snuggles of her husband, son and three doxies. With her love for romance, and head full of book boyfriends, she was inspired to test her creative abilities and bring her own story to life.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

When We Met Blog Tour

Today’s premiere New Adult authors combine their talents to tell four original stories from inside one house.

When four girls decide to live off campus together as juniors at a college in Michigan, they expect it to be their best year yet. Little do they know, it’s a year that will change the rest of their lives.

BEHIND HER EYES by A.L. Jackson 
Unable to live down her ex-boyfriend’s deception, Misha is determined to avoid betrayal. When, the new guy next door, Darryn starts to get under her skin, her defenses start to crumble. But trusting Darryn seems impossible, especially if he’s not sure he can trust himself.

SAVING ME by Molly McAdams 
On the outside, Indy is always ready for a party—but inside she’s breaking. Kier makes a weekly routine of saving the girl next door from herself on Saturday nights… but when will she be ready to remember him on Sunday morning?

FOULING OUT by Tiffany King 
Working at a sports bar, Courtney has become a pro at sidestepping propositions from arrogant jocks—which makes her a more elusive catch for campus basketball star Dalton than he expected. But when he falls for the saucy waitress, Dalton will have to rethink his game plan to prove he’s not the jerk Courtney expects.

BENEATH YOUR LAYERS by Christina Lee 
In order to ace her fashion internship, Chloe must team up with local college dropout and set builder, Blake—much to her chagrin. But after some "hands-on" experience, Chloe will have to ask herself if Blake factors into her carefully laid plans…

My Review

What a neat idea - having 4 authors write 4 different stories about 4 college roommates! 

I was already a fan of Christina Lee, so I was excited to read her story as well as learn about 3 new authors.

I really liked how the four stories were intertwined, yet each roommate had a different situation. 

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Stars. Each story was only about 100 pages so things felt rushed at times. I really liked the four roommate format and reading three new authors styles!

Buy When We Met on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo.

About the Authors

A.L. Jackson:
A.L. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of Take This Regret and Lost to You, as well as other contemporary romance titles, including Come to Me Quietly, Come to Me Softly, Pulled, When We Collide, and If Forever Comes.

She first found a love for writing during her days as a young mother and college student.  She filled the journals she carried with short stories and poems used as an emotional outlet for the difficulties and joys she found in day-to-day life.

Years later, she shared a short story she’d been working on with her two closest friends and, with their encouragement, this story became her first full length novel. A.L. now spends her days writing in Southern Arizona where she lives with her husband and three children. Her favorite pastime is spending time with the ones she loves. 

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Tiffany King:
USA Today Bestselling author Tiffany King is a lifelong reading fanatic who is now living her dream as a writer, weaving Young Adult and New Adult romance tales for others to enjoy. She has a loving husband and two wonderful kids. (Five, if you count her three spoiled cats). Her addictions include: Her iPhone and iPad, chocolate, Diet Coke, chocolate, Harry Potter, chocolate, zombies and her favorite TV shows. Want to know what they are? Just ask. 
For information on any of Author Tiffany's titles, visit her blog at www.authortiffanyjking.blogspot.com


Molly McAdams:
Molly grew up in California but now lives in the oh-so-amazing state of Texas with her husband and furry four-legged daughters. When she's not diving into the world of her characters, some of her hobbies include hiking, snowboarding, traveling, and long walks on the beach … which roughly translates to being a homebody with her hubby and dishing out movie quotes. She has a weakness for crude-humored movies and fried pickles, and loves curling up in a fluffy comforter during a thunderstorm ... or under one in a bathtub if there are tornados. That way she can pretend they aren't really happening.
Come be my friend!

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Christina Lee:
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 and WHISPER TO ME available now, PROMISE ME THIS on October 7th, 2014. 

Also Adult contemporary romance TWO OF HEARTS coming from Peguin/NAL on May 5th 2015.

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Loving Eden Blog Tour


Loving Eden
T.A. Foster

Have you ever thought of packing up everything you own and moving halfway across the country?

I’m talking about leaving your entire life behind—friends, family, school—with no turning back. No? Me either, but that was before a week of spring break changed my life forever. Before I did something I never thought I’d do at twenty-two. Before I fell in love with Grey.

Sometimes happily ever after isn't always what you think it will be.

My Review


Even though Loving Eden is the 2nd novel in the Kissing Eden series, I didn't feel lost or left out. Loving Eden can be read as a stand alone novel.

Eden has packed up her life and moved across the county to Texas to be with Grey. This is a HUGE step in any relationship and I appreciated how Grey and Eden have real issues, it's not all hot sex and playing house. They have to grow and adapt to living together, and to making decisions together. 

Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars. Eden and Grey deal with the surprise of Mason and fall more in love. Loving Eden had a happy ending but I hope Foster is planning on a third novel! I can't wait to see what's next for Eden and Grey. 

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About the Author


T.A. Foster once spent a month long spring break on South Padre Island, where she soaked in the Texas sun, beach, and learned what real Texas country music is. Sometimes fiction does spring from reality.

She grew up catching rays and chasing waves along the North Carolina Outer Banks and now resides in the state with her adventurous pilot husband, two children, and two canine kiddos. 

T.A. has an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a graduate degree in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University. When she’s not chasing her two-legged and four-legged children or trying to escape for date night, you can find her reading, writing, or planning her next beach trip.
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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Unrequited Blog Tour



Unrequited
by Emily Shaffer
Release Date: 09/23/14
Swoon Romance

Summary from Goodreads:
In the town of Belle Ridge there are doctors, lawyers and teachers... but there is only one vampire. Will Leighton has become an expert in making a life for himself amongst the unsuspecting small-town inhabitants, as the high school history teacher. He has spent hundreds of years crafting an identity and routine that make him feel almost human, but he is always missing that important final element, love.

Ashton Wallace is beautiful, smart, and angry. She was forced into an eternal existence, and now her family has moved her away from everything and everyone she knows. In Belle Ridge she is supposed to finish high school and start her life again, but how do you make plans for the next several centuries?

Will has never met another of his kind, and is immediately intrigued by Ashton. He longs to show her that the perceived vampire lifestyle, so popular in storybooks, is far from reality...but will she let him be a friend and guide in this new existence? Can Ashton accept Will into her life, or will she be led astray by a dark stranger with whom she shares an unknown connection?

My Review

I am a HUGE vampire book fan. I grew up reading The Vampire Diaries by L.J Smith and The Last Vampire by Christopher Pike. In my mind that's the Vampire World I am used to. Vampires drink blood, they have supernatural powers and an aversion to the sun.

Unrequited is a new spin on vampires. They no longer need blood to survive and have no real issues in the sun. And until Will meets Ashton he believes he is the only vampire and is destined to live forever ALONE. 

Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars. Unrequited had a slow start, and it almost felt like 3 books in one. I enjoyed that most of the vampires were good, not out drinking blood and murdering innocent people. The book leaves us with a cliffhanger (almost quite literally) but Emily is working on a sequel. 

Buy Unrequited on Amazon.

About the Author

Whether writing stories to entertain her younger siblings, or typing up an essay for a class, Emily Shaffer has been a writer for as long as she can remember.  Her stories may have changed from talking cartoon frogs to angsty young adults, but her goal to write a compelling story remains the same.  When not writing, she lives in Nashville and enjoys all the music, food, and excitement that city has to offer.  Her first novel, the well-received chick-lit title That Time of the Month was self-published on Amazon in 2012.  Her latest novel, as the others before, are fueled by diet soda and pie.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Screwdrivered Review

Screwdrivered
by Alice Clayton

I wasn't sure if I would like Viv. When we first met her in Rusty Nailed I wasn't a fan. I may have judged her on her appearance. Well you know what they say - Never judge a book by it's cover - because I love Viv! She's a romantic and a bookaholic!

I think Ms. Clayton could write an instruction manual and I would read it! (Because you know it would be HOT!)

I love Viv's inner romance novel dialogue. But she is setting herself up to be disappointed -  real life romance can be quite different than romance novels.

I can relate to Viv, having done my fair share of home renovations. It's both exciting and exhausting. And she has a hot librarian to help!

I had no idea what to do with a nice guy. I'd never dated a clean-cut, Backstreet Boy type; I'd always stayed in the heavy metal/alternative, dirty, tattooed-boy section.

Rating 4.5 out of 5 Stars! I really enjoy all of Alice Clayton's books, and Screwdrivered  was no exception. This story was all about Viv - growing up, figuring out what she wants, and figuring out what she likes in a guy versus what she needs in one.

I can't wait to read the next book in The Cockatil Series - Mai Tai'd Up!

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Indiscretion: Vol. Four Cover Reveal

About INDISCRETION: Volume Four

The image was seared into my mind. Imprinted. Emblazoned. Etched.

Did I blame him for what I saw? Or myself, for allowing him the ability to cause the pain coursing through me?

Betrayal was a weapon that cut to the core—the ‘what ifs’ the infection that festered in the wound.

I’d thought we’d had roadblocks thrown in front of us before. Damn. Those would have seemed like mere speed bumps if I’d seen what was coming…

Little did I know that what was headed our way would prove to be the biggest test of all—putting impossible choices in front of us. None of which seemed to lead to a happy ending in which the two of us were together.



INDISCRETION: Volume Four releases September 15th– add it to your Goodreads list here!

Find out more about INDISCRETION: Volume One

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All four volumes will be available together in one paperback shortly after the release of the fourth volume.


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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Fall Word Art


Happy Fall! I know we technically have a few weeks until the official start of fall but I am definitively ready for FALL!

I got a head start on my fall decorating this Labor Day weekend. I've been seeing lots of subway word art on Pinterest so I decided to create my own. I had a large space above my new credenza that I wanted to fill.

I started with some left over plywood cut to 36"w x 21"h. I sanded then painted the plywood a brownish orange.


After the first coat, I thought the paint was a little too bright. For the second coat of paint I mixed some off white with the orange and did some dry brushing of the brown and white to give the background some texture.

Next I needed to create the word layout. I used Adobe Illustrator to create the font/word layout.



I used Illustrator so I could save the art as a .SVG file which I could upload into Cricut Design Space.

I decided to cut the words out of beige indoor vinyl, I calculated I would need 3 sheets of 12" x 24" vinyl.


I tried to keep the layout as close to the final design as I could, but because of the size of the vinyl I had to move words around to fit. So after I cut all the words out and weeded the vinyl, I placed everything on the plywood to see how it would look.



Then I started the semi tedious process of using transfer tape to place the words onto the plywood. I used a ruler to keep a consistent border on the edges and to keep the words straight.





After all the words were placed, I attached the burlap ribbon to the back of the plywood. I used (a lot) of staples around the edge of the ribbon to make sure it would be strong enough to hold the plywood.


I purchased a bronze hook from Hobby Lobby to hang the word art from. I used anchors to secure the hook to the wall since it would be supporting heavy plywood.


I think the word art looks great above my credenza! This project was relatively inexpensive, since I had the left over plywood my only costs were the paint (59 cents a bottle), the vinyl (1.99 per sheet), the burlap (50% off at Hobby Lobby and I still have plenty left for decorating), and the hook (50% off at Hobby Lobby). Grand total - less than $15!

I plan on making a new word art for each season!