Release Day Blitz: Yesterday’s Half Truths by Carey Heywood- Carolina Day’s Series – Book 2

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She never thought it would go this far.It started out so innocently, but now has taken on a life of its own. Problem is, Lindsay Palmer doesn’t know how to stop. Even worse, she doesn’t want to stop. Her daily deceit has become both her greatest pleasure and deepest shame. Thousands of people love her, but would they if they knew the truth.A simple favor for his baby sister brings Lindsay into Luke Jamieson’s life. There’s something about this girl that keeps her on his mind hours and days after each time they meet. Now here he is, falling in love with a liar. All he wants is for her to let him in, and maybe together he can lead her out of the cage of her own construction.Will the truth set her free, or have her lies already destroyed everything?

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Michel’s Review
I have had the pleasure of getting to know Carey personally.  She is a charming and bubbly person that captivates you with her aura.  I was looking forward to seeing her again at the Rebels & Readers book signing in Huntington, WV.  I wanted to talk to her about her upcoming book , Yesterday’s Half Truths.  She told me some things about it that had me biting at the bits, wanting the ARC in my hands like yesterday.  Then she told me one thing that made me go …uh oh !  My reaction left me skeptical.  I was worried because the one thing she told me was there was something different about this book.  It was missing something that most readers have come to expect, especially in Carey’s books.  I am not going to tell you what that “one thing” is because that “one thing” did not matter in the least.  In fact, I think it would of taken away from this exceptional book.  Did I say exceptional?  I should be shouting it from the roof tops.  Yesterday’s Half Truths by Carey Heywood was phenomenal!

 

I am not going to say too much about the story itself and give a run down of the book.  It would spoil the reading experience.  Instead I am going to talk about the mechanics of the book, the creativity it took to plot this book, and the sensitivity to the obstacles these characters in their lives.  Carey took two challenging problems and handed them to Lindsay.  She told Lindsay to embrace these problems and make her work to find the right kind of hero and the right kind of solutions.  Lindsay took Carey to heart and gave her one of the toughest stories to write.  Carey took on Lindsay’s challenge and created Luke Jamieson.  Luke Jamieson is the right kind of person to take on challenges, face opposition, and motivate even the most difficult person.  He is compassionate, sympathetic, and positive.  He sees beyond the surface and looks into a person’s heart.  He saw the real Lindsay that she never saw.  It is up to him to introduce this lost woman to the woman she has desperately hidden away for years.

 

Yesterday’s Half Truths was one of most emotional books I have read.  I felt all the emotions that Lindsay was experiencing.  I cheered and encouraged Lindsay right along with Luke.  I celebrated every victory Lindsay experienced.  I fell in love with Luke right along with Lindsay.

 

Carey Heywood has done a magnificent job with Yesterday’s Half Truths.

 

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author. She was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia. Her books are full of emotion, humor and steam. She is inspired by everyday fairy tales. Her leading men are guys you might bump into at the grocery store; teachers, mechanics, and website designers. Supporting her all the way are her husband, three sometimes-adorable children, and their nine-pound attack Yorkie.

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Cover Reveal + Excerpt: Lies Unspoken by Lisa DeJong

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Lies Unspoken

A Flawed Love Series

By Lisa DeJong

Release Date: December 14, 2014

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I tried hard not to fall for the bad guy.

My new roommate, Blake, is a jerk—an unemployed artist with a chip on his shoulder. I can’t stand him unless his hands are on me. He makes me desperate for him, and everything he makes me feel.

And then there’s my new boss, Pierce–successful, charming, and extremely good-looking. He goes after what he wants, but what does he see in me?

I try to stay away, but I end up in the arms of exactly who I was hiding from. And when I find out what’s being hidden from me, my heart twists in ways it never should.

I thought I knew him.

I didn’t.

The way he kissed me.

The way his hands traveled every inch of my skin.

I thought it meant something, but as it turns out, it was all lies unspoken.

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lisa dejongLisa De Jong is a wife, mother and full-time number cruncher who lives in the Midwest. Her writing journey involved insane amounts of coffee and many nights of very little sleep but she wouldn’t change a thing. She also enjoys reading, football and music.

 

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Release Blitz: Red & Wolfe Box Set by Ella James

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Red & Wolfe 

The Complete Box Set

An Erotic Fairytale

By Ella James

Synopsis

When Sarah “Red” Ryder loses her job as an art critic for a Boston newspaper, she’s brokenhearted. Worse than that? She’s broke. Her boyfriend recently left her – for a tatted-up hottie with a dick – so she’s stuck paying her hefty apartment rent alone. After two months unemployed, there’s no money left. With no immediate family to turn to, Red reaches out to her estranged grandmother, a reclusive writer living on an island off the coast of Charleston. Several days later, Red receives $30,000 and an invitation to visit.

James Wolfe is not Red’s grandmother. But he beckons her. Red has the ability to give him something he needs. He won’t take “no” for an answer, and he doesn’t mind screwing her over. He lost his conscience six years ago, when he was tried for the murder of his wife. Since then, life is about him – and the paintings he does under the mysterious pseudonym “W.”

Wolfe needs the island to keep painting. To live his life away from prying eyes. To keep up the anonymity of “W.”

Once he sees Red, he finds that he needs her, too. And Wolfe will have her. Any way he can.

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“Red?” I push her gown down a little further and close my mouth over her breast, working her nipple with my lips. Caressing it with my tongue. I’m rewarded by a soft moan that goes straight to my cock. I need to be inside her, despite knowing I don’t have the time.

I pull the covers down and slide my hand up her shin, then up her thigh. She’s warm from sleep. Her skin feels like burnished velvet. My fingers brush her pussy and she lifts her hips. She wants it. I love the way she always wants it.

“Race.”

I love the way she says my name: a mew.

“I’m going to fuck you with my fingers,” I say, leaning near her face. “Then you’ll go to sleep again.”

A dreamy smile floats over her lips. She nods a little, pressing her head into the pillow.

I slide a finger into her. She’s hot and tight, softer than silk. I can feel her clench as I pump into her. She’s wet this morning. So fucking slick. I stroke in and out, painting her pussy, using my fingertip to smooth warm lines around her swollen clit.

I’m rewarded by her crying out.

“Say my name.”

I still my hand. I can hear my blood rush in my ears. Race. Say Race.

 

Her hands grab at my wrist. “Race.”

 

I allow myself a brief grin. It’s undiluted satisfaction. She knows – or at least suspects – I’m James Wolfe, but she’s still in my bed.

“Say ‘Race, please.’ I like to hear you beg.” I push another finger into her. Her body quivers. “I like to feel you jump.”

I stretch her with a third finger and slide my thumb over her clit. I’m moving slow. So slow.

“Race, oh God – yes. Please.”

“That’s right, sweetheart.”

 

 

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Ella James is a USA Today bestselling romance author. Her books have appeared on numerous bestseller lists, including the Movers & Shakers list and the Amazon Top 25 overall; two were listed among Amazon’s Top 100 Bestselling Young Adult Ebooks in 2012. To find out more about Ella’s projects and get dates on upcoming releases, you can stalk her on the following social media sites:

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Release Day Blitz + Giveaway: After Forever by Julie Johnstone

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A year after her husband’s tragic death, all Lady Julianna Barrows wants is to be left alone and forget that most of her heart went with him when he passed. Instead, she finds herself the subject of many a matchmaking scheme and lurid offer to ease her widowhood, as well as save her fading fortune. Desperate to avoid having to remarry, she takes on a position as a tutor, only to discover that the man she’s helping unexpectedly stirs her heart and passion.

Nash Wolverton boxed his way out of the London slums and into immense wealth, but he couldn’t care less about Society’s approval. Except he has his by-blow daughter’s future to consider. To ensure her acceptance into Society, he’ll endure anything―including procuring a tutor to transform him into a gentleman so he can secure a suitable, boring wife.

Yet what he wants changes the moment he hires Julianna. She may be a lady, but she’s far from tedious. Bold and compassionate, she is nothing like the women of the ton. Suddenly, she’s elicited a simmering desire in him, and even a longing to love and be loved that he always thought out of his reach. Knowing what he planned to settle for can now never be enough, he vows to win her love. But as the walls she’s built begin to crumble, Julianna’s fears threaten to tear them apart and she alone must decide if protecting her heart trumps breaking Nash’s.

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He met Julianna’s worried gaze and smiled. Was she worried for him? That was a first. No, wait. It was a second. She had been anxious for him that night at the ball, as well. Every part of him wanted to learn more about this delicate creature standing before him. Like how she happened to be here. He’d bet his fortune she’d never willingly admit her secrets.

“I suppose you’re here to seduce me,” he said, forcing a serious, contemplative tone.

Her lovely mouth parted. “What?”

“I have to tell you, I’m not one to be easily seduced.” He dropped his voice low, teasing. “But for you I’ll make an exception.”

“How very generous of you,” she replied with a smirk, high color rising on her sculpted cheekbones.

He purposely yanked his clothes into a semblance of order before catching her gaze once again. He stilled his hands and narrowed his gaze. “Should I be concerned about your dogged pursuing of me? You’re not cracked are you?”

“I’m beginning to wonder,” she grumbled, forcing him to press his lips together to keep from smiling.

She shoved her hair over her shoulders. “Rest assured I’m not doggedly pursuing you.”

“How disappointing.” He allowed the truth of his feelings to shimmer at the surface for a moment before lightening his tone. “And here I thought I must have so intrigued you at the ball that you investigated me, learned where I had my country home, and made your way here with your daughter all in the hope of encountering me and trying to talk me into marrying you.”

The color on her cheeks deepened and spread, rather alluringly, to her chest. Her gaze darted away for a moment before settling back on him. “Actually, I did come here in search of you, though not with marriage in mind.”

He lifted his brows slowly, even as his blood raced through his veins. He really should not keep teasing her, but it was impossible to resist. “I like how you think, Lady Barrows.”

Her brows furrowed together before her eyes widened. “I’m not thinking of you like that at all. I don’t even see you in that way. More like a dog in need of training.”

“Your flattery is rather lethal,” he chided playfully, enjoying the rapid reddening of her lovely skin.

She pressed her hands to her cheeks while a smile played at her lips. “You’re muddling my thoughts.”

“Dogs can have that effect.”

“Do be serious.”

“Do you want me to be a good boy and sit?”

“No, roll over and play dead,” she said straight-faced.

He couldn’t stop the bark of laughter that escaped him.

She grinned in return. “What I meant to say before you befuddled me was, I did come here to find you, but―”

“Ah, ah, ah.” He wiggled his finger at her. “I find when women insert the word but into their sentences nothing pleasant follows for the man.”

“Do try and listen.”

“I am.” His repressed laughter vibrated his words.

“Are you always this way?” she asked with a laugh.

“What way is that?” He loved how her eyes twinkled when she smiled.

“Do you always show so much affection to your daughter and banter so lightheartedly with ladies you barely know?”

He quirked his mouth as if he were lost temporarily in deep thought. “I do always show an enormous amount of affection to my daughter. I grew up without the benefit of knowing whether my mother or father loved me, and I never want my daughter to doubt my love. And as for bantering with ladies I don’t know, I know you.” That husky sound had crept back into his tone. Something about this woman did that to him.

Her eyes grew wide so that he could see that gold flecked the green.

“What is it you think you know about me, Mr. Wolverton?”

“Call me Nash.” He wanted to hear his name from her lips. He couldn’t say precisely why―it was another gut desire―and one he’d never experienced.

She shook her head. “I couldn’t possibly.”

“You could possibly.” He leaned close as if to whisper a secret. “I’ve just given you leave to do so.”

“It’s not proper,” she said, her pink tongue darting out to lick her full lips.

He had a brief image of taking her mouth with his and slipping his tongue inside her warm, beckoning caverns. He had no doubt she’d be sweeter than honey. “Are you always proper, Julianna?”

Her hand fluttered to her neck. “Yes. I’m rather boring that way. Are you always this improper?”

“I’m afraid so. I’m rather exciting that way.” He slid one finger down her bare, silken arm from the crook of her elbow all the way to her small hand. Taking her slender, cool fingertips in his he lifted them to his lips, telling himself he shouldn’t and knowing he damn well would anyway. He pressed a kiss to the edge of her fingers, the contact of his lips to her flesh making him ache painfully.

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Julie Johnstone is a best-selling author of Regency Romance and the author of a new urban fantasy/paranormal romance book. She’s been a voracious reader of books since she was a young girl. Her mother would tell you that as a child Julie had a rich fantasy life made up of many different make believe friends. As an adult, Julie is one of the lucky few who can say she is living the dream by working with her passion of creating worlds from her imagination. When Julie is not writing she is chasing her two precocious children around, cooking, reading or exercising. Julie loves to hear from her readers. You can send her an email at juliejohnstoneauthor@gmail.com or find her at www.juliejohnstoneauthor.com, or on Facebook at authorjuliejohnstone and juliejohnstoneauthor or at twitter @juliejohnstone.

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ARC Review: Perfect Chaos by Noshoda Rose- Unyielding Series- Book 1

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Perfect Chaos

Unyielding Series- Book 1

By Nashoda Rose

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Georgie

I lie to survive.

Have since I was sixteen and my world fell into chaos. But I found a way to endure, or rather it found me. Now I’m a prisoner of my own doing, hiding behind a false mask so no one sees the truth. Not even the man I want but can’t have—Deck. But I messed up and the lies are spilling over, out of control.

Deck is unrelenting and will settle for nothing less than the truth. He demands everything from me—EVERYTHING—even if it rips me apart.

DECK

I kill for a living.

Unyielding—It’s how I survive in my line of work. I bend people to my will…except Georgie.
But that ends now.
I’ve played her game for far too long. Now I think it’s time we play mine.

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Tina’s Review

Georgie was a control freak. So much so that her brother, Connor, teased that she should join the Canadian forces like he did. He was not only her brother, but one of her best friends. But her world abruptly changed one Sunday morning when Deck showed up to deliver the bad news. Now, years later, Georgie owns a coffee shop she named Perk Avenue, has inherited a watchdog… Deck and is living a lie out of necessity.
Deck Ryan served as Connor’s team leader. Informing his best friend’s family of his failure to save him was one of the hardest things he’d ever done. To watch sixteen-year old Georgie meltdown and walk out on her was even harder. Two years later, he returned and now – for years, he’s watched over her; kept her safe from others, and herself, either personally or through one of his men at Unyielding Riot.
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There is a “reliving” and recurring memory replay of graphic violence.
Not suitable for all readers.
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Although this is the first book in a new series, it is – quite obviously – heavily tied to the Tear Asunder series, which I have NOT read. There is much mention early on regarding characters, and events that had occurred, that hint at a much deeper and more intimate history between these characters that this book alone would not be able to convey on it’s own as successfully.
Deck is the picture-perfect extremely intense uber alpha. Georgie is hiding her old self deep under a new facade of a care-free alcoholic party-girl out of fear and determination to keep her loved ones safe. Deck and Georgie are each tormented with their own demons from the past and this creates a pair of wonderful, extremely emotional and dimensional characters. The plot is filled with plenty of action, sass and twists. There’s some really clever stuff going on and there are many layers hidden within the plot that are capable of providing shock and surprise throughout. The dialogue is equal parts exasperating and humorous. The overall big-picture plot conflict will carry over, it looks like, as a predominant theme to throughout the series, however the individual conflict has been resolved fairly well for now. It would not be correct in calling the conclusion “solid”. There is definitely a “to be continued” feel, BUT the lesser, more intimate story does have a good grasp at closure. I guess we wait to see how things continue in PERFECT RUIN and PERFECT RAGE. Cover is extremely appealing, choosing a piece from Michael Stokes with model Aron Abikzer.

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Nashonda RoseNashoda Rose is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Toronto with her assortment of pets. She writes contemporary romance with a splash of darkness, or maybe it’s a tidal wave.

When she isn’t writing, she can be found sitting in a field reading with her dogs at her side while her horses graze nearby. She loves interacting with her readers on Facebook and chatting about her addiction—books.

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Cover Reveal: A Necessary Sin by Georgia Cates- The Sin Trilogy- Book 1





 

A Necessary Sin- Book 1 of The Sin Trilogy
Release Date: Dec 29, 2014

 

 


Bleu MacAllister is consumed. A horrific childhood incident has caused
every decision in her life to revolve around bringing a monster to justice.
With years spent studying The Fellowship, an organized crime brotherhood of
liars, thieves, and killers, Bleu will rely on her skills as a special agent to
cut Thane Breckenridge off at the knees. But walking hand in hand with
retribution means risking collateral damage, in the form of Breckenridge’s son
Sinclair—until Sin becomes so much more than Bleu bargained for. She’s always
known this undertaking would place her life in danger—she never imagined her
heart would be as well.




The Next Sin – Release Date – Feb 9th, 2015
One Last Sin – Release Date – March 23, 2015
Georgia resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful
husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent fourteen years as a
labor and delivery nurse before she decided to pursue her dream of becoming an
author and hasn’t looked back yet.
When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about writing. When
she’s being domestic, she’s listening to her iPod and visualizing scenes for
her current work in progress. Every story coming from her always has a song to
inspire it.
Representation: All questions regarding subsidiary rights
for any of my books, inquiries regarding foreign translation and film rights
should be directed to Jane Dystel of Dystel & Goderich.

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Author Spotlight: Jake Furie Lapin

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jakefurielapinbioJake Furie Lapin is a writer, entrepreneur, wine drinker and coffee addict based in New Jersey. Jake’s writings aim to explore sexuality and sensuality, including the BDSM lifestyle, through the beauty of the written word. He is currently working on his first novel, The Spice of Life, which chronicles the many adventures of Jake Furie Lapin, a loving Dom, as well Kelli Lemberg, his sex therapist. Jake encourages all of his readers and fans to explore this website and check out his blog, as well as Jake and Kelli’s blogs. Let him know your thoughts through your comments and feedback, not only on Amazon.com, but also Goodreads.com While working the first book, please check out Jake’s Chronicles, his monthly periodical full of blog finales, recipes, restaurant reviews, and health tips.

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71yOXrHF85L._SL1000_The Spice of Life (or TSOL, to fans) follows Jake Furie Lapin, a 37-year-old sexaholic and loving Dom. As the first book in a three-part series, TSOL explores Jake’s transformation from a submissive, out-of-shape man, stuck in a sexless marriage, to a strong, successful, fit, loving Dom. This first book follows Jake as he describes his many sexual adventures, in great detail, to Kelli, his sex therapist.

Kelli Lemberg is a successful sex therapist who has an office-based practice in Manhattan. Like Jake, Kelli finds herself trapped in a marriage that is lacking heat and passion. Through her sex therapy sessions with Jake, Kelli begins to undergo an amazing transformation of her own, as she uncovers and explores the depths of her own inner sexuality and sensual fire.

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