Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Cover Reveal "Thankful" by Amy Cox (book #2 in The Broken Road Series)



This is not a fairy tale, it is life. So please excuse the mess and enjoy the ride.
Warning: Do not read Thankful until you have read Changing Fate. The Broken Roads is a series and should be read in order. Do not read Thankful if you can’t handle real life smacking you in the face, sheet igniting passion, and roller coaster emotions that turn you every way but loose. You will need to be prepared for laughter, tears, holding your breath and sweltering heat.
The Broken Roads Series is about love in all forms, it is about family not being just about blood, and finding the strength to overcome your past to have a chance at a Happy Ever After in the future.

Zack Mitchell spent his entire life this far proclaiming to be the eternal bachelor. No commitments, lots of T&A, and no regrets. That is until he met Kate Davidson and she turned his world upside down. While watching his cousin Ray fall in love with Kate’s sister, Rachel, Zack did the unthinkable, he fell for Kate…hard.
Kate Davidson admitted to loving Zack and being pregnant with his baby… then the very same day she left him and everything she had ever known behind her all to try to out run the demons in her past. After watching her parents die at the hands of a hit and run driver the nightmares and the grief are more that she can take. Letting Zack in again could be the final blow to shatter her for good.
What Kate and Zack feel for each other is intense and they spent a lot of time fighting it. Now with Kate being pregnant and back home after running away four months ago, their feelings seem to be stronger than ever. They both must face their pasts and come to terms with what is meant to be…but someone from the past is dead set against their happy ending.
Can Zack and Kate let go of the past and move on to the future together…Thankful for the bumps in their Broken Roads?

*Changing Fate Bonus Scene*

This takes place the night at the club when Zack and Kate double date with Ray and Rachel. The scene is from Zack’s Point of View.

I could not have been more anxious to get the girls and get to the club tonight. I rushed Ray all afternoon once I got to his Condo and he told me the plan. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on my feisty little play date. Kate… Her name is Kate and did man did I really want to play twister with her.

There’s an idea…Twister bed sheets!

When she opened the door and I saw her standing there in that red dress and those shoes. Shit! I nearly blew my load right there in front of her parents and half the neighborhood. I should have bought a fire extinguisher when I stopped to buy condoms. This chick is going to make me burst into flames.

I sit in the chair beside her as Rachel and Ray head off to dance. "Play nice kids." Ray teases.

OH you have no idea… Maybe if I ask real nice, she will let me play right here? Yeah I’m an asshole I know, but I’m not thinking with the head that has a brain in it right now…

After a major junk adjustment and a long uncomfortable silence I smile at Kate. "So Babe, what does it take to get into your VIP lounge?" I ask as I run my fingers up her thigh.

A smile spreads across her face and she stands to her feet, coming to stand in front of me. My mouth is watering at the thought of her straddling me right here, then she slams her heeled foot into my already throbbing crotch. "Shit! OW!" I yelp, as she twists her spiked heel apparently carving her name across my dick. Her eyes meet mine and I can’t help but get lost in those deep browns.

"Listen here you arrogant bastard. When I let you passed the velvet barrier, you won’t ever want to leave. Chill with the cocky bullshit. It doesn’t work on me." Turning away she sits back down and crosses one leg over the other and I swear I die a little when her dress rides up almost revealing her ass.

"My God Sweetheart, I don’t think I have ever been this turned on in my entire life. " I groan as her eyes rake over my body.

"I hate you." She snaps.

"I want you to." I reply, because I do I want her to hate me really hard!

Leaping into my lap, she slams her mouth down onto mine and my dick is banging on my zipper like the police at a crack house raid. She yanks my hair as I slide my hands up, pulling her harder against me. She pulls away just as quickly and I seriously wanna cry for my dick right now. He is SO being lead on here, he doesn’t understand the game Kate and I are playing… Hell I don’t either but I am loving this shit! No one challenges me, no one says no…ever. I mean shit I am Zack Mitchell!

Kate settles back in her chair and completely unaffected reapplies her lip gloss. I am panting and all I want to do is go caveman and drag her the hell out of here. "I want to dance Zack, I want to have a conversation, and maybe even breakfast." She starts as she closes her bag and meets my eyes. "Then I will wreck you, ruin you and make you scream." She says calmly and…yep my heart stopped. MEDIC MAN DOWN!

"I’ll give you my first born and anything else you want except my car if you will come home with me right now." I say dropping to my knees in front of her.

"I’m worth it… You wait baby because you’ll give it all to me anyway and then some." She deadpans as she runs her thumb across my lips. Holy shit… I have no doubt. What is happening to me? I usually couldn’t give two shits. Once they say no, I am done and moving on to the next fine piece of ass. With Kate, I want to drag it out, and enjoy it. I want to see where it goes with us, what we can have.

"Come on Kate, dance with me Sweetheart?" I beg. Holy hell! This chick has me begging and not for sex, she has me begging to dance?

She grins, knowing she has me and damn it she does. She has me by the balls. "Only because you ask so nicely." She replies.

After she talks to her sister and Ray reminds me once again not to be an asshole, they leave and Kate drags me to the dance floor, and somewhere along the way since I met her I think I lost the heart I didn’t think I had.

<3 Thanks for reading <3

Author Bio:
Amy Cox is a twenty nine year old wife and mother of three. She was born and raised just outside St. Louis Missouri in Granite City, Illinois. After finding her own love story in real life; she lives happily married living in the beautiful mountains of Virginia. Having wrote stories and poetry all her life Amy was inspired to write of life and love; which lead to taking the leap of faith into self-publishing her work on Amazon.

Her first book, a novella called ‘Out of the Wreckage, was released in late February of 2013 and has sold well over a thousand copies and growing quickly. Changing Fate is her first full length novel and the first of the series published by Bright Wood Press. The second book of the series, Thankful, will be out November 19, 2013.

"There is something about love, the true kind of love that puts off such heat and emotion. It makes your stomach roll and your heart clench. It completely knocks your feet out from under you. That feeling where you don’t know whether to laugh, cry, or throw something. That is what I want to write about, what I want to capture; that is life. It is real."

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Cover Reveal for B.A. Wolfe's "Away" plus a Giveaway!


Title: Away
Author: B.A. Wolfe
Release Date: November 20, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Cover by: Cover to Cover Designs

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What good is running AWAY when you only end up lost?

Cassandra Pierce had her whole "perfect" life planned out by her parents. One night of pure weakness and lust has her running away from it all and seeking refuge in Alamosa with her best friend. But it seems life has other plans for her when she finds herself lost in the small town of Keaton.

Jason Bradley is a charming country guy. He lives a simple life that’s nothing like what Cassandra is used to. A single moment in life changed everything he thought he once knew, leaving him with a broken heart and an unplanned future.

What happens in Keaton is nothing Cassandra or her heart could have ever prepared for. The instant connection she shares with Jason is no secret, but what they're keeping hidden from one another is. Will these two be able to find a way to trust each other or will their secrets tear them apart?






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 TBR on her Kindle. Her list of favorites would be long enough to fll 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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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Promo for "Madeline, Abducted" by M.S.Willis

Book Description:

She was meant to be his destruction…
A pawn played in a perilous game between 
father and son…
Yet, her strength was more than either 
man could imagine. 
As Maddy learns to save herself… 
She becomes the one thing that could 
set the son free.

Madeleine Clark was raised to become a concert cellist. Sheltered and naïve, she remains hidden behind her music, a protection from the world around her. On the night of her first solo performance, Maddy accepts the admiration of a stranger and finds herself captive in a cruel and twisted power struggle between a sadistic father and his son, Aaron.

Seemingly, dangerous and uncaring, Aaron manages the business operations of his father’s estate. Wanting nothing to do with the slaves kept at the Estate, Aaron refuses to take part in the deeper depravities of his father. Despite his resistance, Aaron’s father ‘gifts’ him with a petite, brunette woman he can’t refuse. 

A bond forged in conspiracy and deceit, Aaron struggles to save Maddy by teaching her to survive in the world in which he’d been raised. An unlikely union, Aaron soon learns that great strengths can exist within small packages, while Madeleine learns that love and light can exist in the darkest of places.


Here's a little sample of the book!

Excerpt #1 –

Finding her voice, Maddy spoke out of turn, not thinking about the repercussions her words could elicit. "I would prefer you call me by my name." She peaked up at him through her lashes. "Maddy, I would prefer that you call me Maddy." Aaron stopped with his bare back turned to her, taking several minutes to finally respond, he asked, "What makes you think you are allowed to ask that? If I wanted, I could call you slave…" He turned to face her, the contours of chest perfectly shadowed, his strength unquestionable. "…or whore." His swagger was slow as he approached her, a hunter skilled in pursuit. "Would you prefer those names to ‘Mouse’?"

Sucking her bottom lip between her teeth, Maddy fidgeted with her hands, refusing to look Aaron in the eyes. She could feel his gaze touching her skin, his perusal of the woman barely half his size. The heat of his body rolled off of him as he circled her. It was the feeling of a soft blanket and lustful threat wrapped around her at the same time. When the deep resonation of his voice occurred again, she cringed, fearing he would strike out at her for the incorrect answer. "Why do you dislike the name I have given you?"

Continuing to fidget, Maddy trained her eyes on her feet, not daring to look up into the endless green she knew stared down at her. Gripping her under her chin, Aaron pulled her face up to look at him, his eyes searching hers for the answer to his question. "You will speak when I tell you." Dropping his hand from her face, he took a step back placing distance between them. "Now answer me."

Her heart pounded against the walls of her chest, her throat constricted, making it difficult for her to breath. Fear consumed her as she stood in the shadow of the man who’d taken at least two lives that day. Barely a whisper, her voice squeaked out the answer to his question. "Because a mouse is a furry little rodent, something detested."

Aaron stood thoughtful and silent above her. When he didn’t respond, Maddy quietly added, "I guess it’s better than Xander’s name for me."

Laughter bellowed out, causing the toned muscles of Aaron’s broad chest to flex and relax before her eyes. The sound of his amusement so real, it caused her to want to smile in response to seeing a piece of his mask falling away, revealing parts of him not witnessed by many people. Containing himself, Aaron’s eyes sparkled as he asked, "And what, exactly, is Xander’s name for you?"

A scowl creased the fine skin between her eyes, her mouth pulled into the pout of a sulking child. "He calls me ‘cricket’…an insect. It’s odd that you both refer to me as nothing more than a common household pest."

Aaron’s smile faltered as he looked down upon the beautiful girl who didn’t fully understand her role. "No, Madeleine, you are not a common household pest…"

Maddy looked up at him, anticipating what he would say next.

For a fleeting second, he looked genuinely amused, but his expression was quickly replaced with indifference and contempt as he stated, "you are lower than even a pest in your role as a slave."

Excerpt #2 –

Green, the color of jade, the color of budding life in Spring, burned down into her; backlit and heated by a fire of rage, of need. Aaron’s mouth curved at the ends, an unknown thought amusing to him as she attempted to stand up to a man who controlled her completely…owned her in a way that no man should be allowed.

Like lightning, he moved quickly, so fast and unexpected, that Maddy gasped when the weight of his body came down on her. The pills fell from her hand to the floor as Aaron pushed her back on the bed, held his body above her, his hand roughly traveling up the side of her torso, lifting her shirt to expose her breasts to his gaze. "If I wanted to take you, Madeleine, I wouldn’t have to drug you to do so." The heat of his mouth stung as he wrapped his full lips around the peak of her breast. His tongue laved against the sensitive tip, his teeth grazing the same area where he had marked her before. A cry escaped her lips, part fear, part surprise; part lust so subtle, it caused her heart to skip in its rhythm. As he worked her body into a frenzy, his hand traveled down to cup her between her thighs. A single finger tapped against the opening to her body, she cried out again, not understanding the heat that bloomed within her core. He pushed up suddenly, watched as she lay panting beneath him. "Even if your mind did not remember my cruelty, your body certainly would. The pain of being split apart when I bury myself within you cannot be easily forgotten…even if done while drugged."

Just as quickly as he’d come down on top of her, he stood. His eyes searched the floor and when he found the pills, he bent over to pick them up. This time not an offer, but a demand, his hand reached to wrap around her face, squeezing her cheeks until her mouth fell open. Shoving the pills onto her tongue he grabbed the glass of water, poured the contents down her throat, washing her new form of chains down into her body. "I have no plans to grant you the satisfaction of my cock, I simply want you to sleep. I don’t feel like spending the evening jumping up every time I think you are attempting to escape."

Aaron took the glass and as he walked to place it in the bathroom he commanded, "Lay down, Maddy, close your eyes and let sleep take you. That will be the only thing having its way with your body tonight."

Author Bio:

M.S. Willis is a romance novelist whose debut novel, Control, was released in 2013.  Although currently writing in the romance genre, Willis has plans to expand her literary pursuits into multiple genres and has no fear conquering difficult subject matters in her writing.  Willis is a native Floridian who is also a photographer and musician.  When not absorbing herself in written, visual or musical expression, Willis is an adrenaline junkie, a ‘closet’ video game enthusiast, and an avid outdoors person and nature lover.

Visit M.S. Willis on her author page: www.facebook.com/mswillisbooks

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Cover Reveal: "The Soul's Mark: Changed" by Ashley Stoyanoff

Quick Facts
Expected Release Date: December 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Formats: All ebook formats and Paperback


Ever since college student Amelia Caldwell moved to Willowberg her life has been in turmoil. But without the evil vampire hunters terrorizing the town, life in Willowberg has been relatively quiet.

With a little help from Mother Nature and a dream for a better future, Mitchell has found himself in a predicament—after eight hundred years of being immortal he is now a human while his soulmate is a vampire.

Now all Amelia and Mitchell have to do is hide from the world until his body can handle the change. But when Mitchell gets a cold all hell breaks loose.

With an unexpected resistance rising, and an unexplained deadline from the spirits, Amelia realizes that this is a fight she cannot win alone. One thing is clear: to save Mitchell, he needs to change—again. But if he does, what chance does he have of surviving it?

To celebrate the upcoming release of The Soul’s Mark: CHANGED, the fourth and final book in The Soul’s Mark Series, Ashley is giving away unlimited FREE eCopies of The Soul’s Mark: FOUND, the awarding winning first book in the series.

So grab the coupon code below and download your eCopy of The Soul’s Mark: FOUND from Smashwords. Share the code with your family and friends, and if you enjoy it and decide to continue on with the series, Ashley would love it if you could post a review on Amazon.com, Goodreads, and blogs for each of her books that you read.

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Simply use the coupon code: LS34W and download your FREE eCopy.
Expiration Date: October 17, 2013

Ashley Stoyanoff, the award winning author of The Soul’s Mark: FOUND, lives in Whitby, Ontario and loves diving into the magical world of creating fiction. When not writing, she can be found reading sappy novels, watching cheesy chick flicks, and buying far too many clothes.

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Other Books by Ashley Stoyanoff

The Soul's Mark Series
The Soul's Mark: FOUND (The Soul's Mark, #1)
The Soul's Mark: HUNTED (The Soul's Mark, #2)
The Soul's Mark: BROKEN (The Soul's Mark, #3)
Waking Dreams, A Soul's Mark Novella

Deadly Trilogy
Deadly Crush (Deadly Trilogy, #1)

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Blog Tour/Book Blast: "Prodigal Son" by Debra Mullins

Book Synopsis:
Bounty hunter Rafe Montana is a Seer, descended from the fabled Atlanteans. He uses his inherited power to "see" criminals across the globe and track them down, and he’s just started on a new case. Danny Cangialosi is accused of disappearing with a stolen car…but for the first time in his life, when Rafe goes looking, he is unable to "see" him. Instead, his search leads him to Danny’s stubborn, meddling, and very cute stepsister, Cara McGaffigan.

Cara is looking for Danny, too, but not to turn him in. He is her brother, after all, and she’s convinced he has a good heart. If she can just find him before the cops do, she’ll figure out a way to get him out of this. But Cara didn’t count on a scorching-hot bounty hunter getting in her way.

Despite instant chemistry, Rafe and Cara know they’re never going to see eye-to-eye when it comes to Danny. What they don’t know is that Danny didn’t just steal a car—he stole a precious stone, a stone right out of the legends of Atlantis. It holds powers they can only dream of…and its owner wants it back.

Excerpt  (#3) from "Prodigal Son"
"If I wanted to do something to you, Cara, I could have done it at any time. The pepper spray wouldn’t have stopped me."
His voice lowered at the end, almost sexy, triggering a curling warmth between her legs. Holy Hannah, was she getting turned on by the bad guy?
Unnerved by the unexpected— unwanted—attraction, she jerked her head backward and connected with what felt like his chin. She saw stars but was rewarded when he grunted, and his grip around her arms loosened for a second. She jerked free, but he grabbed her shirt and they both went down.
As soon as she hit the carpet, she scrambled forward on her hands and knees. Where was the pepper spray? Had it slid under the coffee table? But he caught her ankle and yanked her flat on her belly. Before she could right herself, he was looming over her on all fours, trapping her. For an instant his hips pressed against her rear. Her stomach did a little flip at the intimate position, muscles trembling with a sudden burst of arousal. He flipped her onto her back, then pinned her down in a primitive move that male had used on female since the beginning of time.
His face looked like stone, his body a cage of lean, hard muscle. He smelled of citrus and sandalwood and fabric softener. Heat swept through her limbs, warmed her belly.
No way. She wasn’t going there. She didn’t care how good he smelled.
"Let me up." She bucked her hips, trying to dislodge him, and shoved at his shoulders. Her palms tingled at the contact.
"No." He grabbed her hands and pinned them to the floor above her head, then shifted to manacle one hand around both her wrists. "You’re not playing nice, Cara."
"Miss McGaffigan to you." The position arched her back, giving her way more cleavage than she had ever intended in her yellow V-neck shirt. He didn’t even glance down.
"You can call me Rafe." He yanked off the sunglasses that sat crookedly on her face and tossed them aside. "Let’s see what’s going on with you."


3 1/2 stars

Overall the book was good. The characters are pretty well developed and the plot for the most part flows smoothly. There were a few times in the book when I have second thoughts about the main character, Rafe. The ending wasn't what I had hoped but i'm interested in where the author will take the next book.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Book Review: "Arsen" by Mia Asher---5 stars

One glance was all it took…

I'm a cheater.
I'm a liar.
My whole life is a mess.

I love a man.
No, I love two men…
I think.

One makes love to me. The other sets me on fire.
One is my rock. The other is my kryptonite.

I'm broken, lost, and disgusted with myself.

But I can't stop. This is my story.
My broken love story.
My Review:
5 stars
Wow...i'm sitting here, just having finished reading "Arsen" and i'm seriously at a loss for what to write in my review. NEVER, have I ever had such a hard time figuring out what I want to write for a review. It wasn't that the book was bad, it was actually VERY GOOD. It's the emotions that it has stirred within me, are so conflicted. I loved it for it's story of true love, because that's what Cathy and Ben had. I hated it for it's story of betrayl and lies. I loved it for it's steamy scenes and I hated it because of the selfishness.

In the beginning of the book you are presented with a wirlwind romance. You get to witness true love in all its glory. Then, in one brief moment, you get to sit by and watch that love crash and burn. One minute you're feeling euphoric and the next you want to throw yourself on the floor and cry. I can't say that I hate Cathy. Don't get me wrong, she is horrible for what she did, to both Ben, Arsen and herself...but i also feel sorry and sad for her. She just wanted to be a mother...she pinned all her hopes and dreams on each pregnancy. Then when the pregnancies ended..she was left trying to pick up the pieces of her heart, which everytime it broke they got smaller and smaller. Harder and harder to put back together. She KNEW what she was doing when she started hanging around Arsen...deep down, she KNEW it was wrong, but yet she continued to do it anyway. Shame on her.

Ben...I had a love/hate relationshop with him as well. He had this posessive streak in him that didn't sit well with me. He was so loving, caring, attentive but also it felt like something was brewing just below the surface. It also made me so mad, that he didn't fight for Cathy. He just let Arsen swoop in and he didn't even really do anything. He KNEW Cathy was cheating and he just sat there and took it. I wanted him to fight, to fight for their love, their future. It broke my heart when Cathy came clean...i wanted to take Ben in my arms and soothe him...but at the same time i wanted to smack him upside the head.

Arsen..I think I felt the most for him. Even though he was the "other man," he was still a person....a person who was hurting too after loosing someone he loved. He found Cathy and their souls seemed to recognize the sadness within them and that was it...that sealed their fate. I think he wanted Cathy to say "No" and stick to it. To truly be his friend, to help him heal too and somehow he got pulled into the abyss of despair right along with Cathy.

The story was well written and flowed nicely. I loved how we got to see everyone's perspective. I loved the switch from "past" to "present." The author writes in a way that makes you feel you are right there watching it all happen. Her characters are developed in such a way that you literally feel the emotions they are going through. The plot twist toward the end was surprising....i didn't expect that. The ending left me feeling fulfilled but also bereft at the same time. I don't want to spoil it so i won't go into details. Overall I would recommend this book. It does have difficult subject matter that not everyone will be comfortable reading but it's still an amazing book.
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