Tuesday, December 31, 2013

*Cover Reveal* Victoria Ashley's "This Regret"!

Title: This Regret

Author: Victoria Ashley

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Goodreads Link:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18744608-this-regret?from_search=true




Phoenix has been stumbling through life since her brother Adric's tragic death but after eight years, she is finally piecing what remains together. She has a nice apartment, a steady job and not to mention a fresh new 'relationship' with her childhood friend, Kade Haze. He's the sexy boy next door that she never even dreamed of falling for, but can’t seem to stop the pull she feels toward him.

Just when life began to make sense again and a feeling of normalcy was on the horizon, Phoenix's carefully constructed walls come crashing down. 

When walking into the tattoo shop one day, the last thing that she’s expecting to see is Kellan Haze, Adric’s best friend that no one has seen or heard from since the day that they found her brother’s body. He’s nothing as she remembers him as a child, with his wild messy hair, tattoos that cover most of his undeniably sexy body and eyes so intense that it makes her legs quiver with one look. The one thing that even she can’t deny is the instant rush that she feels just by being in his presence.

But how can you choose between love and lust when one of these hold a dark secret, one that can crush your world to pieces and leave you gasping for air. Who can you trust when your mind is pulling you in two different directions and your heart has to choose for you?

The Haze brothers are sexy, daring and possibly . . . dangerous.

This Regret is a story of love, lust, betrayal and danger with an ending that no one saw coming.


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Author Bio:


Victoria Ashley grew up in Rockford, IL and has had a passion for reading for as long as she can remember. After finding a reading app where it allowed readers to upload their own stories, she gave it a shot and writing became her passion.


She lives for a good romance book with tattooed bad boys that are just highly misunderstood and is not afraid to be caught crying during a good read. When she’s not reading or writing about bad boys, you can find her watching her favorite shows such as,The Vampire Diaries, Dexter and True Blood.


She is the author of Wake Up Call and is currently working on her next book, This Regret releasing in February 2014.


Please check out her author page https://www.facebook.com/VictoriaAshleyAuthor1




     I sit there fighting to catch my breath as I watch him run his hands over his face before running his fingers through his hair, tugging it.

     “That’s all I’ll ever be to you, isn’t it? Adric’s little sister,” I say stiffly. “I’m not a child anymore and I have taken more pain than you know. You think you’ve been hurting over the years, well fuck you Kellan because I’ve been hurting worse.” I stand up from the desk and pull my skirt down. I’m in so much heartache right now, especially after getting to feel those lips on mine, just to take the feeling away and never give it again. It hurts like hell, but I refuse to show it. “Oh and don’t ever kiss me again. I don’t think your brother would like his lips to be where yours has been.”

     The look on his face is as if I’ve just slapped him.  It’s the same look that Kade had given me when I called him by his brother’s name. I don’t even know why I just said what I said. Maybe I want to hurt him just as bad as he has hurt me over the years.

     He rubs a hand over his mouth and looks me in the eye. “You’re right. I don’t think he would like that either.” He stares me in the eyes while walking over to stand in front of me. His eyes trail down to my lips as he speaks again. “But I think I fucking hate his lips on yours more.”

     Before I can speak, his lips crush mine again as he backs me up against the wall. This time he doesn’t even ask for entrance, he just takes it. He places his hand on my chin and pushes my head back, causing me to gasp as he slips his tongue into my mouth. His tongue hungrily caresses mine and this time, I feel the coolness of the steel in his mouth as he swirls his tongue around mine, before sucking it into his mouth. “Fuck the rules and fuck what Kade wants. Here’s to making this day better. Today, you’re mine.”

     I look at his mouth as he runs his tongue over his lip and looks me in the eye. “Kellan, you don’t have to-“

     “Come with me,” he breathes. “I have places that I want to take you.”

     His Adams apple bobs as he looks at me waiting for a response. “What about the party and your family?”

     “Screw the party, Phoenix. This day is about you and being sure that you never have to suffer on this day again. Give me a chance to change your mind.”

     He looks at me pleadingly and I can’t help but to give in. A part of me doesn’t even care where he’s taking me as long as I’m with him. “Okay, take me anywhere you want.”

     I hope this is the right decision or I’m in for a world of hurt.


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Monday, December 30, 2013

Release day blitz for Heidi McLaughlin's "Finding My Forever"

Everywhere I look, my friends are settling down - marriage, children, white picket fences; but not me. Marriage isn't in the cards for me. I’m a ladies man. 

A rock star. 

I was born and raised in the industry. 

I love everything about my life, especially the attention from the women that my status brings me. 
Women find me. I don’t chase. I know what they want and they know I’ll deliver. 

But after one look, one touch, one night... 
Now I’m the one doing the chasing. 

I need to find a way to show her that I’m serious, that I can change. 
I need to find a way to show her that I can love her fully, and only her. 
I need to find a way to show her that she’s my forever.


Heidi is the author of USA Today, Kobo, Digital Book World, Amazon and Barnes & Noble Bestselling novel, Forever My Girl

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell and two Parakeets.

During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she’s writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting court-side during either daughter’s basketball games.


Forever My Girl - The Beaumont Series #1 

My Everything - A Beaumont Series Novella

My Unexpected Forever - The Beaumont Series #2 


A USA Today Best Selling Author
An Amazon Best Seller
A Barnes and Noble Best Seller


*Blog Tour & Giveaway* Annica Rossi "Just Fall"

Just Fall
by Annica Rossi

Hosted by Crazy, Chaotic Book Babes



Average rating of 4.75 stars out of 5!



How far would you go to save everything?


Life hadn’t dealt Lauren St. John a fair hand, yet she considered herself lucky to be living on the majestic shores of Lake Michigan running the business her parents worked their whole lives to create... Until now.


Facing the possibility of losing The Grandview Inn and her relationship with Jake Kennedy, the man she vowed to marry, “Lo” is desperate to hold on.


In the middle of her anguish, the unexpected arrival of longtime

guests, Tom and Mary Blackwell, seems like a welcome relief, but just when she thinks things couldn’t get any worse, she discovers they’ve brought along an unwelcome ghost from her past.


Enter the dangerously seductive Parker Blackwell, renowned poker player and notorious bad boy, with a propensity for kinky sex.


Seven summers ago, the gauntlet was thrown down from the moment Lo and Parker laid eyes on each other. Too young to realize the gravity of their connection, their friendship grew until a series of tragic events began to unfold, and Parker mysteriously disappeared, leaving Lo heartbroken and unwilling to forgive.


Grown up now, and suddenly forced to confront their unresolved feelings and undeniably explosive sexual attraction, the situation intensifies into an enticing and comical game of “it’s your move”. But when Parker raises the stakes too high will Lo put herself on the line to save everything she’s ever known?


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Excerpt #1

I’m not normally attracted to bad boys, and he was the perfect

specimen, but there was an air of confidence about him that came from more

than just his stunning good looks, and it beckoned me to investigate. He

was picture perfect in every way…but as you know looks can be deceiving.


As I began to recover from my momentary brain lapse vague memories began

to surface in the back of my mind. I couldnt put my finger on it, but

there was something very familiar about those dimples…


Excerpt #2

My eyes blinked open slowly, trying to adjust to the sunlight pouring

through the windows overlooking the Vegas strip, and I could hear the

faint sound of my phone ringing from somewhere in the room. Any other time

it would take a lot more than a phone call to pry me from the arms of two

lovely naked bodies like these, but I had a strange feeling this could be

important, so I climbed carefully out of bed to find out.


“Parker! You sound tired. I hope I didn’t wake you dear. What time zone

are you in?”


I’d never felt dirtier than I did standing there, listening to the sound

of Aunt Mary’s sweet voice as my eyes watched the scene taking place in

the middle of my bed. I took one last peek at Lexi's attempt to wake

Ashley using only her tongue before I shut the door behind me and

reluctantly walked into the other room. How could something be so wrong

and so right at the same time?


Excerpt #3

The Parker Blackwell I remembered was the most annoying, frustrating,

immature boy I’d ever met, and he always, I mean always had to win. He

challenged me at everything, and my entire summers were spent competing

with him.


I grabbed my phone and tried to call my best friend, Nina. She knew our

history, and she was the only person who would understand what I was going

through right now. Straight to voicemail. Shit!


This may seem like an outrageous reaction coming from a

twenty-four-year-old woman, but if you only knew the torture I endured you

would understand. He got under my skin in every way, and although I never

admitted it to anyone, I secretly loved him and hated him all at the same

time. He was exhausting, sexy and maddening, and I daydreamed about him

constantly. He was the reason I practiced kissing my pillow at night, and

in the spring I would count the days until he arrived to begin our

confusing and frustrating game all over again. Sometimes I thought that he

might like me, too. I often caught him staring at me, and that time we

kissed he made an attempt at second base, but I never really knew for

sure. Everything was just a game to Parker.


Excerpt #4

With the stars twinkling above, the radio cranked up, and Parker

looking at me like John Travolta looked at Olivia Newton John post bad

girl transformation, I was having the time of my life! Right up until the

moment those flashing lights appeared in the rear view mirror.


I should have seen it coming, but in the heat of the moment it never

occurred to me that my dad might think his car was stolen and call the

cops. He never suspected that his “Golden Girl” would have driven off into

the night with Danny fucking Zuko. I’ll never forget the look on his face

when I got out of the back of that cop car.



Character Casting:

Parker- Ryan Guzman

Lauren “Lo”- Ashley Benson


About the Author:

Michigan debut author, Annica Rossi, describes herself as a “serial mompreneur”. She spends her days creating customized gifts for those who have found their real life Happily Ever Afters, and by night she entertains her overactive imagination by penning sexy escapes that pack plenty of heat.


Her writing features smart, strong-willed women and their equally determined male counterparts whom they just can’t help but love.


“Just Fall”, the first novel in her Fall Series, is a seductive page-burner that’s kept her awake countless nights with only her faithful canines to keep her company.


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Friday, December 27, 2013

*Cover Reveal* Ava Lore's "Hard Rock Improv"!

 Rose Alton had her future all planned out: excel at her career, find love, make a family and get rich. Then she got fired. Now after years of 90-hour work weeks she’s living out of her car and struggling to hold it together. Convinced she’ll turn it around any day now, keeping up appearances is her highest priority, but when Manny Reyes, her sister’s friend and drummer of the band The Lonely Kings, discovers her deception her secret is out… or so she thinks.

To her surprise, Manny offers to keep her secret and invites her to Hawaii where the band is shooting their latest video. Rose hates to be anyone’s charity case, but with nowhere else to go and needing a vacation she reluctantly accepts and is whisked away to the island paradise.

Rose soon discovers Manny isn’t like anyone she has ever met, rock star or not, Instead of lavish hotels, fine dining, and parties until the break of dawn, when not on the set Manny prefers illegal camping, playing for change, and smoking out with the local hobos on the beach, and as Manny’s guest Rose is stuck tagging along. But as Manny teaches Rose how to slow down and break some rules, she realizes she can’t control everything…least of all her heart.

About the Author: Ava Lore was raised by hadrosaurs and lives to corrupt the innocent. When not writing erotic romance, she spends her time thinking about writing erotic romance and drinking enough iced coffee to kill a musk ox. She lives in Texas and is the curator of one kid, one husband, one dog, one garden, and a million knitting and spinning projects.

Ava yearns for you tragically. Please email her at authoravalore@gmail.com and let her know what’s on your mind!

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Holiday Wishes!

Thank you for supporting my blog and writing! 
Have a wonderful 2014! May we all be blessed with great books to read and the extra money in our budgets to buy them!

"Always You" by Missy Johnson...Release Day & Giveaway!

Always You by Missy Johnson


Release Day Blitz


December 26, 2013



I was thrilled when I was offered a graduate teaching position at the prestigious Tennerson Girls Academy. At twenty-three, this would be my first ‘real’ teaching assignment. Working at the elite boarding school, home to the daughters of some of the wealthiest people in the world, was a great opportunity that I would’ve been stupid to pass up.

One week into my new job, and I suddenly had no idea why I chose high school…I was a seventeen year old boy once, I knew how teenage girls behaved. 

You can’t even imagine the hell of trying to teach thirty, hormonal driven seventeen year olds who have been cooped up, away from any male contact. 

I could handle the whispers every time I entered the room. I could even handle the obvious attempts at gaining my attention. What I couldn’t handle was her…

Rich bitches and way too many rules. Was it any wonder that I hated school? 

Add to that the lack of male contact, and I was going insane. Like literally. I wasn’t used to this. A year ago I was normal. I had a boyfriend, friends and a loving family. There is nothing normal about me anymore, and nobody here lets me forget that.

My name is Wrenn, and I’m only here because my aunt took me in after what happened, but my aunt also happens to be the headmistress of this academy…Can you see my problem? 

I’m hated for my lack of money, and I’m hated for who my Aunt is.

Then he arrived. Dalton Reed. My new history teacher.

Slowly, he helped me see that even in the worst situations, there is always hope.

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Missy lives in a small town in Central Victoria with her husband, and her confused pets (a dog who think she's a cat, a cat who thinks he's a dog...you get the picture). 

When she's not writing, she can usually be found looking for something to read.



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Friday, December 20, 2013

Blog Tour and Giveaway for "Being Kalli' by Rebecca Berto

Being Kalli by Rebecca Berto

BLOG TOUR December 16-20

Release Date:  December 9, 2013



At nineteen, Kalli Perkins has never been in love and doesn't ever intend to be. She has her issues handled. She's managed to keep the secret of what happened to her nine years ago from her mother, although her mother's usually high anyway and barely notices Kalli or her little brothers.

One night at a party, Kalli makes a bet with her friend, Nate, that could change everything. But she didn't count on him. Nate's very capable of satisfying her, not only under her clothes, but in her heart, too.

She just doesn't know it yet.

*** Recommended for mature readers due to explicit content.  |  This book is published in Australian English and includes relative diction. ***


GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19364452-being-kalli



Rebecca Berto writes stories about love and relationships. She gets a thrill when her readers are emotional reading her books, and gets even more of a kick when they tell her so. She's strangely imaginative, spends too much time on her computer, and is certifiably crazy when she works on her fiction. 

Rebecca Berto lives in Melbourne, Australia with her boyfriend and their doggy.



Website: http://rebeccaberto.com/


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