Thursday, June 30, 2016

Thursday: On My Wish List



Author: Colleen Hoover
Title: It Ends With Us
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Coming out on August 2, 2016
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Summary
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Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up. She graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true. 

Ryle is assertive, stubborn, and maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant and has a total soft spot for Lily; and the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head, but Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his no dating rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place. 

As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan, her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened. 

With this bold and deeply personal novel Colleen Hoover delivers a heart-wrenching story that breaks exciting new ground for her as a writer. Combining a captivating romance with a cast of all too human characters, “It Ends with Us” is an unforgettable tale of love that comes at the ultimate price.

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About the author


I write because I need to. 
I review because I want to. 
I pay taxes because I have to. 

If you want to follow me, my username is @colleenhoover pretty much everywhere except my email, which is:

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Cover Reveal: Re-Reveal of the Briarcrest (Briarwood) Academy series by Ilsa Madden-Mills


Re-Reveal! New Name! New covers!

Welcome to Briarwood Academy where love can be a little bad, a lot wicked, and sometimes twisted.

 FOUR RED-HOT BOOKS about the BAD, WICKED and TWISTED characters of Briarwood Academy, featuring a dirty-talking gym owner, a football player, a sexy rock star, and a British bad boy.

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Author: Ilsa Madden-Mills
Title: Very Bad Things
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Book One
Cover: Luminos Graphic House
Model: Leon Scott
Photography: Michael Stokes

Blurb

Leaving behind her mansion and Jimmy Choos, Nora Blakely becomes a girl hell-bent on pushing the limits with alcohol, drugs, and meaningless sex. 

Then she meets her soulmate, but he doesn’t want her. 

Sexy gym owner Leo Tate has one rule: never fall in love…until Nora shows up with her list of bad things. He resists the pull of their sizzling connection, hung up on their age difference.

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Author: Ilsa Madden-Mills
Title: Very Wicked Beginnings
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Prequel Novella (Dovey & Cuba)

Blurb

When wicked ballerina Dovey Beckham meets football star Cuba Hudson, she didn’t plan on having her heart shattered into a million pieces. He’s the bad boy with a dark past, and when he falls for Dovey, he knows she can’t be part of his future. 






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Author: Ilsa Madden-Mills
Title: Very Wicked Things
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Book Two (Dovey & Cuba)
Cover: Luminos Graphic House
Model: Attila Toth
Photography: Michael Stokes

Blurb


Dovey Beckham is a ballerina from the wrong side of the tracks. Cuba "Hollywood" Hudson is a wealthy football player with fast cars and even faster girlfriends. 

Their passion is electric, their connection deep, but once in a lifetime kind of love doesn't come easy, especially when dirty money, past sins, and old flames come calling. 

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Author: Ilsa Madden-Mills
Title: Very Twisted Things
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Book Three (Violet & Sebastian)
Cover: Luminos Graphic House
Model: Mike Thurstson
Photography: Michael Stokes

Blurb

Violet St. Johns is a talented violinist hiding out in a Hollywood mansion, struggling to forget the devastation of her parent’s sudden death.

Vital Rejects front man Sebastian Tate sees the elusive girl in the mansion next door playing her violin nude, and they begin an erotic game of spying.

When they finally come face-to-face, sparks fly and clothes comes off. But giving his heart to a girl isn’t Sebastian’s plan; falling for a guy who craves attention isn’t Violet’s. 

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New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap.

She's addicted to all things fantasy, including unicorns and sword-wielding heroes in books. Other fascinations include frothy coffee beverages, dark chocolate, Instagram, Ian Somerhalder (seriously hot), astronomy (she's a Gemini), Sephora make-up, and tattoos. 

She has a degree in English and a Master's in Education.

When she's not pecking away on her computer, she shops for cool magnets, paints old furniture, and eats her weight in sushi.




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Monday, June 27, 2016

Release Day: Pieces by T. Aleo (Patchworks, #1)

Introducing Toni Aleo's highly anticipated debut Paranormal Romance novel, PIECES. This radiant, powerful + magical love story takes you into a new world where anything is possible; where an underground society in NYC will make you question everything you thought you ever knew.

Dare to venture into... THE WORKS.

NOW AVAILABLE



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Summary
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In New York City, an underground society of supernatural beings exists, hidden among everyday humans. They don't know of our activities or any of our secrets.

The districts of the Works are made up of vampires, wolves, shifters, witches, and I'm in the fifth and arguably most important district, the Patchwork. My father is the leader of our group, and he oversees all of the other factions.

As his only daughter, that makes me the princess of it all. Cool, right? Actually...no. Sure, I live in a mansion and money isn't an object, but that doesn't matter because I can't leave. I have a guard who follows me around 24/7. My father and three older brothers treat me like I'm a fragile piece of glass, never allowed to take an independent step or make any decisions on my own. It's beyond frustrating--especially since my father essentially runs my life. He says what I do, when I do it, how I do it, and all that jazz. He tests his formulas and new techniques on me. I'm a walking science experiment. I hate it. I hate my life here.

But then he comes along: Killian. He's just some vampire...or so I thought.

But you'll have to read my story to find out what I mean. To know my secrets. Until then, though, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Rebekah von Stein. And I'm a descendant of Dr. Frankenstein.

Welcome to the Works.



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Reviews

"Wow! Toni Aleo is the queen of hockey romance but now she writes paranormal flawlessly. Is there anything she can’t write? I think not. She weaved this new world of witches, wolves, vampires and Dr. Frankenstein’s descendants, that had me hooked from the very first page. It was a fresh new story that I devoured in one sitting. This story was filled with suspense, mystery and romance. It had me on edge wanting, no, needing to know what would happen next." - GoodReads Review \\ Jill M \\ Embrace The Romance

"Okay, so what the hell? I didn't see that coming. I mean, really, the queen of hockey writing about vampires, werewolves and Dr. Frankenstein's descendants? Let me be a little sceptical. And after I read it, let me apologize for it. This book was a fresh wave. I devoured it. It took me only one night to finish it because this story didn't let me go. I'm sitting here trying to put together the pieces - not funny - but I can't. I want to read more books like this one. Just keep it up, Toni!" - GoodReads Review \\ Becca

"I loved this book it was phenomenal.I could not put it down for anything. I help my breath for most of it and still didn't fully exhale when it was over! The end was left with a bit of a cliffhanger and it has me wanted so much more!" - GoodReads Review \\ Ash \\ Morning Books and Coffee

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Review: Pieces by T. Aleo (Patchworks, #1)



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Summary
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In New York City, an underground society of supernatural beings exists, hidden among everyday humans. They don’t know of our activities or any of our secrets. 

The districts of the Works are made up of vampires, wolves, shifters, witches, and I’m in the fifth and arguably most important district, the Patchwork. My father is the leader of our group, and he oversees all of the other factions. 

As his only daughter, that makes me the princess of it all. Cool, right? Actually…no. 

Sure, I live in a mansion and money isn’t an object, but that doesn’t matter because I can’t leave. I have a guard who follows me around 24/7. My father and three older brothers treat me like I’m a fragile piece of glass, never allowed to take an independent step or make any decisions on my own. 

It’s beyond frustrating—especially since my father essentially runs my life. 

He says what I do, when I do it, how I do it, and all that jazz. He tests his formulas and new techniques on me. I’m a walking science experiment. 

I hate it. 
I hate my life here. 

But then he comes along: Killian. 
He’s just some vampire…or so I thought. 

But you’ll have to read my story to find out what I mean. To know my secrets. 
Until then, though, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Rebecca von Stein. 
And I’m a descendant of Dr. Frankenstein. 

Welcome to the Works.


Read from: June 17 to June 22, 2016
Read on: eARC


Review:



I will admit that when I started reading this book, I wasn't sure if I would enjoy it or not. It took me a few more chapters before really getting into the story. But once I was hooked in, it was hard to stop reading it.

Rebekah's life is anything but ordinary even for her world. She is forced to stay inside the mansion for her own protection and she has really overprotective relatives and bodyguard. Even if she does complain about this, you have to give her credits to be able to deal with all of this. She might sound immature from time to time (okay often), but you understand where its coming from. Anyone in her position would go nuts. Maybe that's why it didn't annoy me as much as I thought it would.

I didn't like her father much. I feel like he does love his daughter, but his need for power and his desire to get the right formula for her seems really excessive. And Rebekah isn't the only to suffer from this though if only for different matters. Her brothers also get the short-end of the stick whenever it comes to their father's rules. Most of the time, I found their dad to be selfish.

Rebekah's only reprive from all of this is when she works at the family's bar. She works alongside Alena who I just adored. I wish we had seen more of this vampire. Things are going okay if not great, but then enters Killian, an attractive vampire, who is hired to tend the bar along with her and Alena. Rebekah can't help but being fascinated by him and even if she is asked to stay away from him, she doesn't want to and doesn't even try to listen to the rules. He is a mystery she only wants to unravel the more time she spends with him. She knows he's hiding something and she wants to find out what it is. The chemistry is there between them also, but she doesn't understands it though she doesn't want to fight it either.

Threats are made against Rebekah and everyone is on high alert and even more overprotective with her. Trying to protect her is all that matters to her father and she tries to show him she can protect herself but sometimes, that's easier said than done when even the people you know are acting suspicious and she doesn't know where to turn to.

Trying to keep this review spoiler free, I will only add that quite a few things happen in this book alongside of what we already know bringing more news for Rebekah to digest and deal with.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I'm looking forward to the next installment and see what else is reserved for Rebekah. I feel that her problems are far from being over.

ARC provided by Author in exchange of an honest review.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Cover Reveal: Fury on Fire by Sophie Jordan (Devil's Rock, #3)






Here is a little bit about Fury on Fire
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Out on January 31, 2017

When you live next door to the big bad wolf . . .

After years in prison, North Callaghan is finally free. But the demons haunting him still make him feel like a caged beast. He loses himself in work and hard living, coming up for air only to bed any willing woman to cross his path. So when his new neighbor snares his interest, he decides to add another notch to his bedpost. The only problem? Faith Walters is a white picket fence kind of girl.


Prepare to be devoured.


Faith’s new neighbor is the rudest man alive. He’d rather grunt at her than speak and he takes her “welcome-to-the-neighborhood” scones without a thank you. She knows she should run for the hills from the ex-con. If only he weren’t so smoldering sexy…if only the sounds of him with other women didn’t drift through their shared wall and fill her with longing…and if only he didn’t look at her like they were a collision waiting to happen.









And don’t miss the previous books in The Devil's Rock Series!


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There are bad boys and then there are the men of Devil’s Rock...

Some men come with a built-in warning label. Knox Callaghan is one of them. Danger radiates from every lean, muscled inch of him, and his deep blue eyes seem to see right through to Briar Davis’s most secret fantasies. But there’s one major problem: Briar is a nurse volunteering at the local prison, and Knox is an inmate who should be off-limits in every way.


Knox feels it too—a shocking animal magnetism that drives him to risk his own life to protect Briar’s. Paroled at last, he tries to resist her. She’s too innocent, too sweet, and she has no idea what Knox is capable of. But a single touch can lead to a kiss—and a taste... until the only crime is denying what feels so right...


“When the prison doors are open, the real dragon will fly out.”—Ho Chi Minh

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Out on July 26, 2016

Hell hath no hunger like a man let out of a cage . . .

Shy and awkward, First Daughter Grace Reeves has always done what she’s told. Tired of taking orders, she escapes her security detail for a rare moment of peace. Except her worst nightmare comes to life when a ruthless gang of criminals abducts her. Her only choice is to place her trust in Reid Allister, an escaped convict whose piercing gaze awakens something deep inside her. Reid is nothing like her other captors.

He’s tougher, smarter…and one blistering look from him makes her hotter than any man ever has.

Reid spent years plotting escape and revenge . . .years without a woman in his bed. For this hardened felon, Grace Reeves isn’t just out of his league—she’s from another planet, but that doesn’t stop him from wanting her. Escaping Devil’s Rock was tough, but resisting this woman could be the end of him. For a man with nothing to lose, protecting her . . . claiming her as his own, becomes more necessary than his next breath. 








About the author

Sophie Jordan grew up in the Texas hill country where she wove fantasies of dragons, warriors, and princesses. A former high school English teacher, she's also the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Avon historical romances. She now lives in Houston with her family. When she's not writing, she spends her time overloading on caffeine (lattes and Diet cherry Coke preferred), talking plotlines with anyone who will listen (including her kids), and cramming her DVR with true-crime and reality-TV shows. Sophie also writes paranormal romances under the name Sharie Kohler.