Saturday, 4 October 2014

BLOG TOUR: BEAUTIFUL ILLUSIONS by Addison Moore @AddisonMoore


September 2014
Beautiful Oblivion, #2


Sometimes the past comes back to haunt you—in the most heartbreakingly beautiful way.

Gavin’s story.

I fell in love hard and fast as lightning. As quick as she came into my world she was gone. Demi said she has secrets—that she’s done horrible things. Who hasn’t? I’m not going to let the past determine our future. Sometimes love lays forever at your feet and sometimes you need to fight for it. Demi is worth every damn battle we’ll have to go through. I’d burn down the world just to keep her safe. And, after what I’ve discovered, I just might have to. All I need with Demi is one more night to convince her we’re worth it. And that one night is going to cost me everything.

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Review by Jen Giggles Sidekick Pimpette

*Warning:  I write between a personal and analytic stand point with my reviews. One minute I am talking to you like I’m your friend and then the next I sound all smart and stuff.  Enjoy!
What an interesting tale between a whore and a man-whore. I am not kidding when I say this is how the two lead characters describe themselves to each other at some point in the story. This read is a soft and light hearted tale. 
The main plot focuses around two people, Gavin and Emmy (really Demi), who have damaged pasts with abuse and loss. They both use sex as a tool to cope with their pain and loss. Do you think I just described a Lifetime movie? Well, that’s what it felt like when I read this story.
Demi and Gavin first meet at his cabin. Demi showed up to his place thinking he was one of her “Johns” and turned out she went to the wrong place. Awkward! But really that’s where the story of the couple takes off. They go through the ups and downs of trusting and learning to care for one another. The end ties up all loose ends from their past and gives them an opportunity to have a happy future.
I felt as though the story was used a general tone and not much descriptive words to truly grab my attention as a reader. The story was well written but could be further developed. Because of this, I would give this story a 3 out of 5. 

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Addison Moore's Bio:

Addison Moore is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author who writes contemporary and paranormal romance. Her work has been featured in Cosmopolitan magazine. Previously she worked for nearly a decade as a therapist on a locked psychiatric unit. She resides with her husband, four wonderful children, and two dogs on the West Coast where she eats too much chocolate and stays up way too late. When she's not writing, she's reading.

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After a horrific breakup with her longtime boyfriend, Brooklyn Caldwell is completely disenchanted with the notion of mingling with the opposite sex. Damon Williams had been everything she thought she wanted…until he wasn’t.

In an attempt to escape her heartbreaking past, Brooklyn seeks refuge in bustling Washington, D.C. where she folds into the fast-paced society unnoticed…until she meets a young entrepreneur, Logan Colton.

Brooklyn is surprised to find that while she has been successful in keeping the opposite sex at bay, somehow she is defenseless against Logan’s confidence and charm—and it doesn’t hurt that he is absurdly beautiful.

As much as Logan didn’t plan on pursuing her, he is drawn to Brooklyn’s muted beauty and her witty persona. For all his success, Logan is ensnared in the coveted world of unequivocal wealth and power, but behind closed doors is taunted by his own demons and an undeniable need to atone for a monumental mistake.

As the two embark on a tumultuous obstacle course saturated with unknown twists and turns, Brooklyn is left to question whether she can endure the journey ahead


My rating: 4 of 5 stars

****I received an arc in exchange for an honest review****

This is a one of those classic romances with a modern twist.

I found it hard to get into at first but as I carried on reading the book got alot better.

After a heartbreaking breakup with her previous boyfriend this heroine has a hard time trusting others and build up walls around herself.

In comes the hero trying to break down those walls, will he succeed or is he hiding secrets?

Everything was falling into place. Even amongst all the chaos of Washington D.C., Brooklyn and Logan found each other.

Brooklyn never expected Logan...and as it always seems to happen with her...things fell apart. She has been through this before...was she strong enough to do it again?

On the outside, Logan was the epitome of wealth and confidence. Many knew his name but few knew his secrets. He never expected Brooklyn...but now she's walked away. He knew what they shared mattered to her...and she...she mattered to him more.

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received this arc in exchange for an honest review

This book continues on from the first and we get the answers that we were waiting for.

This book tends to go with Logan's prospective, even though it carries on Brooklyns story.

I do have to warn you though there will be tears in reading this.

Logan is most definitely a sexy sweet male and Brooklyn seems like a tough person with a hard exterior.

The book is beautifully done and I really loved reading this, the writing is impeccable and flows together.

S.C. Ellington is an African American author who enjoys expressing her creativity through frequently writing adult, contemporary romance novels that readers can relate to, but more importantly, enjoy.

Aside from writing, Ellington enjoys curling up with her e-reader and absorbing herself in novels loaded with emotion, desire, and passion. She also likes to spend sunny, wistful afternoons, in her hammock thinking up new ideas for great stories. Her debut novel, Unsettled was generated while consuming her favorite snacks--hot chocolate and popcorn.

Ellington currently resides on the west coast with her beautiful Keurig, family and loving friends.

COVER REVEAL: Stephanie Julian's An Indecent Affair Part V @StephanieJulian

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Title: An Indecent Affair Part V
Author: Stephanie Julian
Date of Publication: October 14th 2014
goodreads-badge-add-plus-d700d4d3e3c0b346066731ac07b7fe47 About An Indecent Affair Part V: Kat had seen it coming. She should’ve known better. A relationship with two men would never work. But she’d let herself hope. And now the pain of failure is crushing. Tristan and Adam are trying their damnedest to make things right and win Kat back but family, work and the fraying of their once-solid friendship are taking their toll. When the dust clears, will Kat, Tristan and Adam be able to rebuild? Or will everything they’ve worked so hard for come crashing down around them?
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Excerpt: “Did you enjoy being in the army?” A flicker of surprise crossed Adam’s expression. “Yeah, I did. And I was good at it.” “Because he’s a sneaky bastard.” Tristan deliberately needled Adam. “And he’s a decent shot.” Adam’s mouth curved in a grin. “Better shot than you.” Tristan rolled his eyes. “Now you’re just fooling yourself.” Kat smiled, watching their banter as if it were a tennis match. Sliding off her shoes, she tucked her legs under her and leaned back in the chair. As she resettled, she noticed both men return their attention to her. “How did you meet?” Her curiosity grew, fueled by the interplay between them. They knew each other so well, they’d developed a shorthand. She wanted to learn it, wanted to be on the inside with them. When Tristan smiled at her, she felt drawn inside that small circle. “When the newly minted Second Lieutenant got assigned to my platoon.” Adam’s smile widened. “Fresh out of West Point and already a Grade-A prick.” Tristan didn’t look at all offended by Adam’s dig. “I may have had a somewhat elevated opinion of myself at the time.” “Lucky for us, you proved yourself in the desert.” She knew they’d served in the Middle East for several years, but it had been more of an abstract concept than a fact. Now, her stomach clutched at the thought that one or both of them could have been killed. Which was ridiculous because they were here now. Safe and sound. But would they always be? “Can I ask about your work?” She had their complete attention again, their focus a little unnerving. Adam’s so intense, Tristan’s so…inviting. He nodded. “Of course.” “We just need you to understand that we have confidentiality issues,” Adam interjected. “Just like you do with clients.” She nodded. “I understand. So…what exactly do you do?” “We run a private security firm.” Tristan’s tone implied it was that simple. Which she knew it wasn’t, thanks to the DeMarcos. “Which means…” Tristan paused to think about his answer, but Adam leaned forward, tapping his finger on the table to get her attention. “Maybe you should tell us what you already know. Then we’ll fill in the holes.” Would they understand that she’d had them investigated only because she was curious about them? And not that she was prying into their business? Was there even a distinction to be made there? “I know you provide security services, but you also do something called kidnap and recovery.” Adam’s eyebrows rose but he didn’t look surprised. “That’s not something we put on our website.” “I didn’t get that from your website.” “No, you had us investigated.” Adam didn’t sound angry so she nodded. How would they take that? A second later, Adam’s lips curled in a tiny grin and Tristan outright laughed. “Good for you, sweetheart,” Adam murmured. “Another woman would’ve just taken us at our word.” “I like to know who I’m dealing with.” “Good policy to have.” Tristan cocked his head to the side then, his gaze narrowing. “And did you get the answers you were looking for?” “Not really, no.” Tristan spread his hands and leaned back in his chair. “Then go ahead and ask. Anything you want.”   About An Indecent Affair Series: Indecent affair Part 1An Indecent Affair Part I One night. One woman. Two men. Twice the desire. Katrina refuses to give in to her mother’s demand to marry a man she can’t stand. After years of trusting no one with her heart or her body, she wants to be swept off her feet, to experience complete surrender, if only for one night. Tristan has lusted after Katrina for years and tonight he’s making his move. He’ll steal her away from his brother, who doesn’t deserve her. Then he and his best friend, Adam, will give her exactly what she wants… Goodreads | Amazon     Indecent Affair Part IIAn Indecent Affair Part II Katrina is finally taking control of her life. She's quit her job in Boston and is opening her own law practice in Philadelphia, home to Tristan and Adam. She spent one sensually mind-blowing night in their arms. And then she snuck out before morning. Tristan is looking forward to breaking down Kat's walls and starting a relationship. Adam isn't sure Kat is the woman he and Tristan need in their lives. And he'll do whatever it takes to make sure they don't make a huge mistake... Goodreads | Amazon       Indecent Affair Part III CoverAn Indecent Affiar Part III Letting her insecurities get the better of her, Katrina pushed Adam away after another amazing night in bed between him and Tristan. In the light of day, she realizes she needs to apologize. She only hopes Adam will listen. After walking out on Katrina, Adam believes the only way Tristan can have a shot at a relationship with her is for Adam to step aside. He’s not the kind of man she needs in her life and Tristan has wanted her for too long to give up now. Or course, passion has a way of derailing the best of intentions… Goodreads | Amazon     Indecent Affair Part IVAn Indecent Affair Part IV Kat has uprooted her life and moved to Philadelphia. She's starting her own business and opening her heart. But caring for two men brings both rewards and pitfalls. Tristan and Adam are determined to keep Kat close and win her heart. But work dangers and family obligations conspire to tear them apart before their fragile relationship has a chance to grow into something stronger. Goodreads | Amazon      

About Stephanie Julian: stephanie julianStephanie Julian writes sophisticated, sultry romance for adventurous readers. She is the author of the best-selling Salon Games series. BY PRIVATE INVITATION (Salon Games 1) was an RT Magazine Top Pick. OVER EXPOSED (Salon Games 3) released July 2014. Her serial erotic romance, An Indecent Proposition, is a reader favorite. She also writes several paranormal erotic series, including Forgotten Goddesses, Darkly Enchanted and Lucani Lovers. Stephanie is happily married to a Springsteen fanatic and the mother of two sons who introduced her to the joys of Slipknot, Warped Tour and never-ending headaches. Find out why Romantic Times magazine, Simply Romance Reviews, Night Owl Romance and Joyfully Reviewed have called Stephanie's stories "fascinating," "truly fantastic," "intoxicating," "highly imaginative" and "hot enough to peel paint.”

Pool of Crimson (The Blushing Death #1) by Suzanne M. Sabol @SuzanneMSabol

Pool of Crimson (The Blushing Death #1) by Suzanne M. Sabol 

Genre: Urban Fantasy
ISBN: 978-1-61935-112-7
Book Length: 234 pages
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing



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Killing vampires is easy. Trusting one will be the hardest thing Dahlia Sabin has ever done.

Dahlia has lived a lonely existence as a killer of the undead. Known as The Blushing Death to those that fear her, Dahlia uncovers a plot by Columbus's Master Vampire, Ethan. He intends to raise a demon from the depths of hell to destroy the city, cement his power, and take control.

In her pursuit to stop a demon from manifesting, Dahlia sinks deeper into the city's supernatural underworld and discovers that vampires are not only deadly; one in particular could be dangerous to her very soul and her heart. Patrick, the Master vampire's second-in-command with dark penetrating eyes and a cool, deadly sophistication, can't stay away and Dahlia can't tell him no. There's something that neither of them knows, Ethan wants Dahlia's unleashed power for himself and is willing to do anything to get it.

Dahlia is in a race against time to send the demon back to hell, at war with her better judgment, trusting a dark and intriguing vampire with his own agenda, while struggling to save her own neck. As the portal to hell opens, Dahlia has only herself to rely on in order to survive, if she can  . . .  

Also be sure to check out more action in the second book of the series with Dahlia Sabin, MIDNIGHT ASH.

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Suzanne M. Sabol is the author of Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance. She has been writing from the age of 16 when she finished her first full-length novel. Suzanne M. Sabol graduated from The Ohio State University, majoring in Criminology, International Studies, Russian, and Political Science. She currently lives in Columbus Ohio with her husband and works as a Human Resources Professional and Fiscal Officer.

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The Edge of You by Theresa DaLayne
Published by: Bloomsbury Spark
Publication date: September 25th 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance

He left home to escape. She made a new life out of guilt. Neither one expected to find love—but not even the Arctic can cool this steamy romance.
Maya knows she’s doing the right thing by moving to Alaska with her parents, but that doesn’t mean she has to be happy about it. Forced to give up a scholarship to a prestigious art school, she relocates to a Podunk town with one college the size of her high school cafeteria, all to help hold her family together after the death of her little sister. But a fresh start can only do so much.

Jake doesn’t like handouts and he certainly doesn’t need any distractions. Working on a salmon boat in Kodiak, Alaska is the only way to pay for his mother’s surgery back in the lower forty-eight. Juggling college courses and constant worry about his mother’s health, Jake couldn’t imagine anything else fitting into his life. That is, until he meets Maya, the sexy Californian artist who tints his world in technicolor.

But when Maya’s family starts to crumble and Jake’s mom takes a turn for the worse, will they drag each other down, or can they find what they were missing all along?

In this new adult romance, Theresa DaLayne paints a swoon-worthy story about life under the midnight sun, following your heart, and learning to live on the edge.

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Review by Mazzy Boss Lady

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

****I received an arc in exchange for an honest review****

This was an emotional read in parts, its a very New Adult read, it's alot tamer than the books that I have read recently. There is alot of alluding to in this book.

It is a well written book and a good read.

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Theresa DaLayne is a north-south-east-western kind of girl with a quirky personality to match her nomad life. Born in California, she migrated to three different cities in Washington State, a tiny island in Alaska, North Carolina, and finally to the suburbs of Ohio where she currently lives with her husband, three kids, vegetarian cat, and her ungrateful fish.

Always on the lookout for a new story, Theresa is a shameless eavesdropper and will take anyone who provides inspiration and mold them into a character without a second thought. She enjoys writing both paranormal and contemporary stories, considering her mind wanders between worlds of fantasy while she’s forced to live in the real world, very much against her will.

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