Archive | February 2013

Review of Innocence Lost by M.L. Stephens

Title: Innocence Lost

Author: M.L. Stephens

Genre: YA/ Paranormal

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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Blurb:

Claire lived and died one hundred years ago, only she doesn’t remember that life. She only remembers her current life and the love that she lost just days before.
As the evil from a forgotten past seeks to destroy her, she must struggle to remember the knowledge of her ancestors and fight to save the people she loves most…including herself. Can she discover the truth of her past in time and correct the mistakes she made, or will she succumb to the man that created her?
Two lives. Two pasts. One way out!
If you missed my review of Love You More (Broken Series #1) you can read it here.
My Review:
I was so excited to get back into this series with the release of book 2. I had been dying to know what was going to happen next with Claire and Ella since I finished the first.  It was great to get a glimpse into Claire and Ella’s past lives, see what happened that led to everything being the way it is now. It was also wonderful to get to know Chad a little more.  Not only did I get to catch up with the characters that I had fallen in love with from Love You More, I also got to meet a lot of new characters.

This book was chock full of suspense. Stephens kept me on my toes and made me lose sleep yet again. As I finished Innocence Lost, I was left with a strong need for book 3!

I highly, highly recommend this series. I believe it has the ability to pull anyone in!

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About the Author:

I write the characters and stories that scream the loudest.

I have an unshakable fetish for a good mystery and anything paranormal, along with an insatiable appetite for coffee and travel. When I’m not reading the novels of so many great authors, I’m creating stories of my own. My family keeps me grounded, my pets keep me jumping, my friends keep me focused, and it all happens in Texas!

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Review of Obsession and Sacrifice by Tiffany Carmouche

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Title: Obsession and Sacrifice (Sequel to The Imposter)

Author: Tiffany Carmouche

Expected Release Date: February 11, 2013

Genre: New Adult Suspense Romance

Tour Host: Lady Amber’s Tours

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Book Description:

Obsession and Sacrifice is the second book in a romantic trilogy about unexpected love and a woman’s fight for survival.

When Nichole wakes up in the hospital room from a coma, she has no memory of who she is or how she got there. Only the scars on her body reveal some horrific event took place and she is lucky to be alive…alive…but could she still be in danger?

Her only hope to rediscover her past and avoid a killer’s obsession lies in the hands of two men: sexy Dylan, her boyfriend, who used to captivate her and now prays she will remember how much they cared for one another, and Bradley, her charming best friend, who has secretly loved her all along. She feels safe around both men, but to her, they are strangers. Nicole must decide who to trust, not only with her heart, but with her life.

They are rivals–both men want to win her love. But they are allies as well. The two vow to give her a second chance at life and both will sacrifice everything to make sure she survives.

My Review:

I would give Obsession and Sacrifice 5 out of 5 stars. This sequel had a lot to live up to. I absolutely loved the first book of The Alaska Trilogy, The Imposter. When I first started Obsession and Sacrifice, I was worried that it wouldn’t be as much of a roller coaster, keep you on the edge of your seat page turner like the first. I was pleasantly surprised to find just as much suspense, love and sleepless nights that I experienced while reading The Imposter. Tiffany Carmouche boldly took on real life situations that many would be afraid to write about. She tackled these scenarios in a way that made them seem real and I think that many women will be able to relate to Nichole’s character.

When you begin this book, make sure that you have plenty of time to sit and read. Trust me, once you start it you will NOT want to put it down. I will be impatiently waiting for the third in the series to come out. Tiffany Carmouche has done a fabulous job at telling Nichole’s story and I cannot wait to see where this adventure will go next.

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Author Bio:

When Tiffany Carmouché is not writing Romance novels, you can find her sculpting, traveling, teaching, singing, dancing, escaping in music or enjoying her family.
She loves to travel. Sky diving in Alaska, riding camels in Africa, working with orphans in Argentina, dancing salsa in Ecuador, scuba diving in Hawaii, traveling throughout Spain, swimming under the stars in Puerto Rico and walking the cobblestone roads of Assisi, Italy are a few of her adventures. Her most cherished moments, however, have been watching her two beautiful daughters strive to accomplish their dreams.
For many years, she put her passions on hold. She lost sight of who she was and the things that made her truly happy. She says she felt almost defeated, but now she is recommitted to savoring experiences both in the novels she writes and in the life she lives each day. And her secret hope is anyone who is struggling will realize there is a light at the end of the tunnel and no matter how hard the fight, no matter how many times you have been knocked down, it is always worth staggering up to your feet and learning to breathe again.

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The Promise by Kim Carmichael Blitz

Title: The Promise
Author: Kim Carmichael
Genre: Erotica
Publisher: Hot Ink Press
Blitz Host: Lady Amber’s Tours

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Synopsis:
Demon Dolan Ciar exists on three simple words: desire, denial, and destruction. Every four years, he is allowed one night of earthly passion to punish a deserving female. By the time he is finished, his victims are left as willing receptacles for demons yet to come.
Since she was four, a demon has been the only constant in Leora Desmond’s life. He taught her how to seize control, to never give up, and to take whatever she wanted. At twenty-four, her self-centered existence is focused on one thing. She wants Dolan, and she won’t be dissuaded.

A mistake brought Dolan to Leora. A promise bound him to her. Returning once again to ask for his freedom, he is faced with Leora demanding to be his next conquest. The ultimate retribution would be to take from her the ultimate symbol of her selfishness.

Now, Dolan must decide if he can doom her to life in living hell or face his own set of unearthly consequences, while Leora must choose between her pleasure and her heart.

The Promise blurs the line between good and evil, desire and love, and promises and commitment.

Excerpt:

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He tilted his head. “You look older.”

She forced herself to blink and to remember her goal. “Then I assume I am at last old enough to be a fit for a demon.” She stepped forward, stopping less than a foot away from him. The back of her throat dried out, and she swallowed.

He put his hand to his chin, his gaze taking her in. “This old song and dance. When will you use the brains you have and leave it alone?”

His words hit her, but rather than retreating, she moved closer. The energy, the tingle, the wafts of spice encompassed her and lured her toward him. “Never.”

“You were smart last time. Why don’t you release me so I can do what I came here for.” He glanced down at her and then shifted his focus beyond her. “I have needs as well.”

“Tonight I am the one you came here for.” The mention of his last visit stung, but she willed herself to keep going. She ran her fingers up the buttons of his shirt. “You always told me to take control.”

He shook his head. “A lesson you learned well.”

She reached up and clenched his collar in her fist. “I let you go last time, but tonight I am the one you need.”

He grabbed her wrist. “I spared you before. Never forget that.”

She stared right into his eyes. No weakness was allowed tonight. “It’s me, Dolan. Me, or you can be celibate until the decade I do you the favor of dying. I don’t care about your pain.” She tensed, preparing herself for his retaliation.

“I thought I taught you better than to make demands of a demon.” He pressed his palm to the side of her face.

Heat radiated through her body, sending a warning to every one of her nerve endings. “A demon who comforts a child is a failure of a demon in my book.”

His jaw tightened. “That was a mistake. An oversight.”

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About the Author:
Kim Carmichael began writing eight years ago when her need for graphic sex scenes and love of happy endings inspired her to create her own. She has a weakness for bad boys and techno geeks, and married her own computer whiz after he proved he could keep her all her gadgets running. When not writing, she can usually be found slathered in sunscreen trolling Los Angeles and helping top doctors build their practices.

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Revamped Cover Reveal of Closure by Kim Carmichael

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Title: Closure

Author: Kim Carmichael

Genre: Romance, Erotic Romance, Erotica

Publisher: Hot Ink Press

Cover Reveal Host: Lady Amber’s Tours

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What a hot new cover!!

Book Description:

There’s always the one…

 

He’s one person throughout life you think about every so often, the one who leaves his unique indelible mark on you, the person with whom you need closure.

For Margaret Collins that person was Mike Taylor.

 

After he broke her heart seventeen years ago, she left everything she knew and reinvented herself. With a new home, a new look and a new name, Riley Williams is now an up and coming journalist given the assignment to interview a Mike Taylor. She never suspected he would be her Mike Taylor.

 

With Mike having no hint of Riley’s true identity, she must decide if she will make him pay for sins he doesn’t remember committing, or if she can wipe away the past and be with the one man who she has always wanted?

Can she finally have closure?

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Author Bio:

Kim Carmichael began writing eight years ago when her need for graphic sex scenes and love of happy endings inspired her to create her own.  She has a weakness for bad boys and techno geeks, and married her own computer whiz after he proved he could keep her all her gadgets running.  When not writing, she can usually be found slathered in sunscreen trolling Los Angeles and helping top doctors build their practices.

 

 

Links:

Website www.kimcarmichaelnovels.com
Twitter @kimcarmichael4
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/kimcarmichaelnovels

 

Amazon Page http://www.amazon.com/Kim-Carmichael/e/B0098RNFUI/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

 

Guess what?  To celebrate the steamy new cover, Closure by Kim Carmichael is on sale for only $.99!!

 

 

Excerpt

 

There’s always that one guy. Riley watched her date and shook her head.

 

“Stay there, I’ll get the door.” Mike got out of the car.

 

The cellophane on the roses Mike gave her when he arrived at her apartment crinkled in complaint as she moved them to the back seat, but not before she breathed in one more time. The floral perfume combined with his cologne made her dizzy, or maybe it was the ride down Pacific Coat Highway to Malibu.

 

Yes, there was always that one guy, the one that every other man is measured against. Up until yesterday she hadn’t thought about Mike in years, but he was always there. His imprint was all over her, a fingerprint unique to only her. How many men had to live up to memories they couldn’t compete with?

 

Part of her wished she possessed the strength to turn him down. Part of her wished he hadn’t shown, or cancelled. Part of her wanted this date to reclaim what she lost so long ago she forgot she missed it.

 

The moment she got in the car with him, she became the seventeen-year-old

Margaret again. Only her former self never got this far. At the time she convinced herself it was better, the date would have been terrible, he was too goal oriented, and he only wanted what he perceived as an easy lay.

 

He took long strides around the car, opened the door on her side and held out his hand.

“Riley.”

 

Now she was Riley. Margaret was gone. Riley had hidden her away with a name change taken from her parents’ middle names, a bottle of hair dye, and a move to a new state.

 

She paused, studying him. Tonight he wore a pair of black pants and matching blazer and dark blue button down. As always, he fit his situation perfectly. She acquiesced and put her hand in his.

 

Cover Reveal of Knotted Roots by Debut Author Ruthi Kight

Author: Ruthi Kight
Genre: YA Romance
Release Date: March 29th, 2013
Cover Artist: Regina Wamba, Mae I Design and Photography

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Love the cover!  Where can I get those shoes?

Blurb:

Partying with friends and scoring a flawless tan is about all Roxie has on her list of things to make her Hampton’s summer perfect.

Her parents, however, have other plans and Grandma Betty’s farm is just one of them.

Just as her life is in shambles and the quaint town is suffocating her, she meets Chase.

Somewhere in the mix of bummer summer and small town doldrums, he becomes the boy she can’t seem to avoid falling for. Just adding him to the picture, her stay starts to get better, even if she knows it has to end with the summer holidays.

That is until Betty drops a life-shattering bomb.

Roxie must make a choice that will change her life forever. What happens when a spoiled brat from New York learns the true meaning of love, loss, and forgiveness?

Can Chase and Roxie find a way to be together or is this just another summer romance?

 

I definitely cannot wait to read this one!  I know that it is going to be an awesome debut novel!  March 29th cannot come soon enough!  In the mean time, stalk Ruthi at the links below!

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Owlet by Emma Michaels Promo Blitz

Title: Owlet

Author: Emma Michaels

Genre: Young Adult Urban Fantasy

Blitz Host: Lady Amber’s Tours

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Book Description:

 

Somewhere between falling and flying… there is a girl.

Iris has a secret. She lost her memory eight years ago and never told a living soul. After an asthma attack one night she finds out that her dreams of a strange house on a snowy island may be a memory resurfacing but the more she learns about the past the more she realizes the life she has been living is a lie. As the façade her father has built starts to crumble around her she will have to decide which means more to her; the truth or her life.

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Author Bio:

 

Personal: Emma Michaels is a cover artist and author of The Thirteenth Chime, Anasazi, Firstling and Owlet. As the founder of The Writers Voice blog (http://OurBooksOurVoice.Blogspot.com) she loves to connect authors and readers. Her love of blogging started when she created a review blog in 2009 (www.EmmaMichaels.com) that gave her that final push towards submitting her novel to her first publisher, Bokheim Publishing. With her novel Owlet and her full ‘Society of Feathers’ series being published through Tribute Books she feels blessed to be working with two of her favorite publishers to bring her books to life.

 

Author links

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@EmmaMichaels

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Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Emma-Michaels/e/B004FVEL1E/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

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Cover Reveal Beneath by Cambria Hebert

 

Title: Beneath (Heven and Hell #3.5)
Author: Cambria Hebert
Genre: Young Adult paranormal/fantasy
Release Date: March 29, 2013
Format: Ebook only
Cover designer: Regina Wamba at Mae I Design
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Isn’t it beautiful?

Blurb

Beneath

Heven and Hell #3.5

Where I came from everything is perfect. Everything is beautiful and predictable. Life isn’t measured by days, but by infinite joy that never ends.

But it did.

When I fell in love with a man who was perfectly imperfect.

The price for forbidden affection was steep and my beautiful white wings withered and died around me.

I was fallen. I am fallen.

Years have passed, and I’ve learned the true meaning of time. I’ve learned to build a wall around myself and exist alone. Yet, when he looks at me… the heart beneath my armor trembles.

But I must remember.

I must remember that I might not have anything left to lose, but he certainly does. And risking him is something I won’t do. So I lock my feelings where they belong.

Beneath.

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About the Author

Cambria Hebert is the author of the young adult paranormal Heven and Hell series and the Death Escorts series. She loves a caramel latte, hates math and is afraid of chickens (yes, chickens). She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. She currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and children (both human and furry) where she is plotting her next book. You can find out more about Cambria and her work by visiting http://www.cambriahebert.com

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Order of the Heven and Hell series:
Before
Masquerade
Between
Charade
Bewitched
Tirade
Beneath
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