30 May 2015

Blog Tour & Giveaway ~ Snapped: The Complete Series by Ketley Allison


Snapped: The Complete Series Synopsis:


5 friends. A killer within.

WHO WILL SNAP?

In nine weeks Charlie Miller's life goes from absolute perfection to gruesome tragedy. All it takes is one night, one blade, and her boyfriend, best friend and new friends all either end up as suspects or dead.

But Charlie's world of pro football golden boys, law school domination and New York City nightlife crumbles long before sudden death. Nate Westcott, a pierced, tattooed, charismatic lawyer, is a man she can’t have—but a seductive danger she can’t ignore. He’s cocky, infuriating, brilliant and wrong, making her question whether she really is the good girl she wants to be or more like the selfish killer everyone thinks she is.

And her body wants him in ways she’s not supposed to crave.

Despite her desire for it to be how it was during college, Charlie's changing, and so are the friends she thought she knew. Everyone she cares about is at risk because one of them has darkness lurking beneath, and if Charlie wants to survive, she must find that single, poisonous soul.

Because they want Charlie out of the way. And to succeed, they'll kill.

Start at the beginning. Question them all.

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“You did good, kid,” my lawyer said, rubbing my back as I bent down. “Don’t let them scare you. They have nothing.”

“They think I did it.”

“Yes, but they don’t know for certain you did it. They can’t prove you did it. All things they need if they want this to go anywhere. And all that happened in there? That was a ruse, I’m sure of it. They have something, info or evidence they feel is quite the whale, but not big enough to stand on its own. They needed you to freak out in there. Confess so they could shut their book tight. Which means…” She clapped her hands together. “I get to go a diggin’. And won’t that be fun.”

“What could they have?” I said, rising. “It makes me sick to think they could pin this on me—makes me question everything about fairness, about what’s right—because I didn’t kill anyone, and every day they’re getting closer to saying I did.”

“I won’t let them. So don’t insult my skills by worrying you’re going anywhere but to your luxury penthouse tonight. Straighten out, buck up, because I’m just getting started.” A smile crept over her features, more feral than beautiful. “I do love a good fight.”

I hoped some of her arrogant, confident energy was oozing into me by osmosis. “Okay. You’re right. I’m out here, aren’t I? I’m not stuck in there because they couldn’t arrest me.”

“Precisely! Now smile big. No, that looks like you’re clenching something between your butt cheeks. Less teeth. There, good. Because now…” She looped an arm through mine. “We get to marvel the media. Wait, changed my mind. Don’t smile. Be sad.”

She led me to the doors and into the fray of cameras, where on the outside I held onto her, but inside, I was holding my own.

I had to.

Ketley Allison Bio

Ketley Allison is a twenty-something (maybe almost thirty-something) author who believes that supernatural love shouldn’t stop at eighteen. She began her career by writing books as birthday presents for her friends (with her friend as the main character and opposite a super sexy lead, of course) before ending it in order to walk down a path she thought she was supposed to follow.

The writing bug never left her—and, in fact, would often bleed into the official papers she was supposed to write—so now Ketley’s putting down her suit and finally following her dream. While her friends are no longer the stars of her books, she still throws in bits and pieces of them into each and every one of her characters.

As a result, her books tend to focus a lot on friendships as well as love, because let’s be honest, friends are what really get you through—especially when your epic love turns into epic heartbreak.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway ~ Always Yours, Baby by Airicka Phoenix


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How could someone so pure want filth like him?

Damon Comb was no stranger to pain, hunger, loneliness, and abandonment. Being given a family that would die for one another didn’t erase six years of torture. It didn’t take away the nightmares. She did. She was everything someone like him should never be allowed. She was goodness and strength and she made him human.

How could someone so broken complete her?

Willa McClain had it all, a family that adored each other, the love of an entire town and a future she worked her butt off to get. But all she wanted was the boy with the sad blue eyes and the crooked smile. He was her best friend, her protector and the only one who really understood her.

How could a love like theirs be extinguished?

But nothing ever lasted forever. Damon knew better than anyone how quickly the tides could change. Can he keep his past at bay before it consumes the only light in his dark world? Can he finally tell Willa the truth, or will his fears tear them apart forever?

How could love so strong ever fail?


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“Hey,” he said lamely.

“Everything okay?” Sloan asked, watching him with those ever watchful blue eyes.

Damon nodded. “Yeah, I think so … I mean, yes, everything’s okay.”

Sloan’s eyes only narrowed further. The attention made Damon feel practically nauseous.

“So, what’s going on?” Sloan pressed.

Stomach in angry knots, Damon stepped deeper into the room and struggled to square his shoulders. Then he stood facing the two men he’d respected for most of his life, good men with good hearts, but a mean streak when it came to protecting their family. Damon had seen it firsthand on several occasions. These were not men a smart person pissed off. But that wasn’t what was making Damon’s palms sweat.

“You both raised me,” he began, trying to remember the speech he’d gone over and over again in his head during the whole drive up. But it was all getting scattered the longer the two watched him. “You know where I come from … who I came from, but you never judge me for it. You never saw me the way everyone else in this town did, like I was trouble and not worth the effort. I like to think I’m the man I am today because of you and Aunt Lily and Mom. But also because of Willa. Probably mostly because of Willa, because even as a kid, I wanted to be the kind of man that would treat her the way she deserved, the kind that would be reliable and … and she could love, because that’s all I ever wanted, for her to love me. Because I knew that if I had that, if I had that part of her, I would never be lost again.”

“And does she?”

Sloan’s calm voice made him start mid speech.

“Sir?”

“Does she love you?”

Damon swallowed the nerves clogging his throat. “Yeah, she does.” Something about that stole a weak chuckle from him. “Damn if I know why, but she does. And I … I love her. I’ve loved her since I was six. She’s been my whole world for nineteen years and that will never change.”

There was a ghost of a smile shimmering in Sloan’s blue eyes when Damon paused to take a breath.

“What are you asking me, Damon?”

Every muscle in Damon’s body braced as the words bounced at the back of his throat like a gymnast about to perform a complex leap.

“I’m asking both of you, because Willa considers you both two of the most important men in her life and you guys never really raised any of us as separate families. It’s always been all or none and I know she considers you both like her father so I’m asking you both, but mostly you, sir … I want to marry your daughter.”

A blond brow lifted. “Are you asking for permission?”

Damon thought about it for a full second before giving a brisk nod. “Yes, sir, because I need to do this the right way for her.”

“And if I say no?”

An overwhelming urge to be sick churned his stomach, but he held firm.

“Then I’ll ask you again tomorrow, and the day after that, and the day after that until you say yes.”


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ALWAYS YOURS, BABY

BUY LINKS FOR PREVIOUS TITLES IN THE SERIES:

Forever His Baby
*Sloan & Lily*
(Book 1)

Bye-Bye Baby
*Cole & Beth*
(Book 2)

Be My Baby
*Calla & Jared*
(Book 3)


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Airicka Phoenix is a romance junkie with an incurable addiction to chocolate. She is also a prolific author of several novels written for young adult and new adult romance addicts who love bad boys, hot kisses and a gritty plot. Airicka prides herself in producing quality material her readers can fall in love with again and again.

When she's not hard at work bleeding words onto paper, Airicka can be found cuddling with her family, reading, watching TV shows, or just finding excuses not to do chores.

Be the first for giveaways, teasers and upcoming releases by joining Airicka's newsletter on her website www.AirickaPhoenix.com

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29 May 2015

New Release & Review ~ What the Lightning Sees, Part Three by Louise Bay


WHAT THE LIGHTENING SEES
PART 3
By USA Today Bestselling Author Louise Bay

Jake and Haven have finally found a way to be together. Haven realized that she is ready to trust Jake and wants to open up to him. For Jake, Haven isn’t an option, she’s not just another girl, she’s his future. He’s certain of that, or he was.

Jake has been delivered life-changing news that he is yet to share with Haven. Will he confide in Haven and if he does, is their bond strong enough to withstand the bombshell?

What the Lighting Sees - Part Three is the third part in a three part novella series.

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This installment can only be described as stunningly beautiful!

Jake is in turmoil over the Millie situation. He's finally found someone that means the world to him and losing her isn't something he's willing to do. Haven wants to be there for Jake, but she must also be there for herself.

These two have been through so much before meeting each other, but once they found each other things were still a slippery slope for them. And after so much, they can't stand being apart.

Their relationship started out unconventionally but through it all they are fighters. They fight for what they believe in, for those they care about, and for each other.

I loved this series so much. Louise brought us story that has depth, love, and friendship. At the heart of the story is true love and what you will do to keep it. The passion it takes to make a relationship endure is relentless. Although this story ends, you know that Jake and Haven will make it; they have their happily ever after.

I would recommend this series to anyone looking for something deliciously stimulating and sensually provocative.


WHAT THE LIGHTENING SEES
PART 1

Jake Harrison is everything that Haven Daniels hates about men: over-confident, born into money and too handsome for his own good. Haven finds it difficult to keep her opinions to herself and can’t help but tell Jake exactly what she thinks of him, again and again.

Haven Daniels is uptight, smart and a bit of a bitch – the perfect challenge for Jake. It doesn’t hurt that she’s movie star beautiful and has no idea.

Forced to work together, verbal sparring turns into sexual chemistry but men like Jake are trouble and Haven has had enough trouble to last her a lifetime.
Will Haven give into Jake’s charms? Can Jake peel off Haven’s prickly mask, revealing the woman he knows lies beneath?

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WHAT THE LIGHTENING SEES
PART 2

Haven had thought she was wrong about Jake, but apparently she should have trusted her instincts. He wasn’t the man she thought he was. The chink that Jake managed to put in her armor has healed over. She’s shut down and as far as she’s concerned, it’s all business between them from now on. 

Thrown together on another assignment, anger, frustration and jealousy are at the forefront of Jake’s emotions. Will Jake convince Haven that he really cares or will he let her go as she insists he must? 

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About the Author

USA Today Bestselling Author Louise Bay writes sexy, contemporary romance novels – the kind she likes to read. Her books Faithful and Hopeful are stand-alone novels although there are some overlapping characters. Bestselling The Empire State Series of novellas starts with A Week in New York. My next series is What the Lightning Sees.

Ruined by romantic mini-series of the eighties, Louise loves all things romantic. There's not enough of it in real life so she disappears into the fictional worlds in books and films.

Louise loves the rain, the West Wing, London, days when she doesn’t have to wear make-up, being on her own, being with friends, elephants and champagne.

She loves to hear from readers so get in touch!



New Release ~ Altered State by Ella Dominguez

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Title: Altered State 
Author: Ella Dominguez 
Genre: Erotic Psychological Thriller 
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Release Date: May 29th, 2015



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Beauty lies in the truth.

A wife with a thirst for revenge desperately trying to save her marriage while hiding in the shadows of her memories... A woman with questionable intentions, a sketchy past and a taste for unavailable men... A husband in love with his wife, a man mesmerized by his mistress, a willing hostage caught between two obsessive women.

A murderer, a liar and a cheater. You think you know which one is which, but nothing is as it seems. After all, everyone wears a mask. Some are just better at hiding the truth than others.

Lies will be exposed. Truths revealed. Blood shed. All in the name of something far more potent than love and much more toxic.

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Ella Dominguez

A full-time mom and healthcare worker, Ella was born and raised in a sexually repressed, strict Christian household in the bible belt of the USA. This upbringing and repression contributed to her wicked imagination and writing has been her only outlet for her sexual fantasies. Finally at the ripe and sexually primed age of forty, she mustered up enough courage to share her naughty thoughts and put pen to paper. I sincerely hope to find her niche in writing erotica in all forms, be it romance or paranormal.

“I don't consider myself an author. I consider myself an avid reader above all else, and someone who simply writes the stories that the characters in my head tell me to.” - Ella Dominguez

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Release Blitz & Giveaway ~ Conviction (Book Two in The Consolation Duet) by Corinne Michaels



Liam and Natalie’s return in Conviction by Corinne Michaels!
Find out how their story continues….

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Book Two in the Consolation Duet

I fell in love with Liam only to be left shattered into a million pieces. Again. The idea of being without him cripples me but the reality is, he’s gone.

He doesn’t understand and I can’t make him.

If only he’d see the conviction behind my words—then he’d still be here.


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Time isn’t something I ever thought much about.

It ebbs and flows, but it never changes. I can’t make it stop—no matter how much I want to. There’s no way to rewind the clock or halt it. In this moment, all I want is to make the world stop and go back to when I was happy and ready to tackle the world. Just two short minutes ago, there was no worry about how my day would go. I was going away with the man I love, the one who healed me. But time isn’t my friend. It slaps me in the face and laughs as I stand here wondering how the hell any of this is happening. I don’t want to move forward, and I sure as hell don’t want to slow it down.


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His voice is thick and husky as he refuses to break from my eyes. “Tell me you’re real.”

“I’m real.”

“Tell me you’re really here.”

“I’m here with you.” My hand rises, and I press my thumb to his lips. “I’m here for you. I’m here with only you. I need you so much.”

His eyes close as I rub my thumb, savoring the rough feel on my skin.

“Stay with me,” he pleads.

Liam’s hands rest on each side of my face as I drag him down further. “There’s nowhere else I want to be.” Our lips meet, and I lose myself. 


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Liam wasn’t supposed to be my happily ever after.

He wasn’t even on my radar.

He was my husband’s best friend—forbidden.

But my husband is dead and I’m alone. I ache for him and I reach for Liam.

One night with Liam changed everything. Now I have to decide if I truly love him or if he’s just the consolation prize.


About the Author


 Corinne Michaels is an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. She’s happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife. After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness.

Both her maternal and paternal grandmothers were librarians, which only intensified her love of reading. After years of writing short stories, she couldn’t ignore the call to finish her debut novel, Beloved. Her alpha Navy SEALs are broken, beautiful, and will steal your heart.

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