Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Infinite Love Series Blog Tour!

Genres: Young Adult, New Adult, Contemporary Romance
The Infinite Love series is a realistic fiction series that begins as a young adult series, but gradually grows into a new adult series by the last book. It comes with hard-hitting subjects such as suicide, depression, disorders, abuse, addiction, fears, love, grief, death, and more. This box set includes four books in the series: Learning to Live, My Forever, Beautifully Broken, & Against All Odds.
Let Ciera & Topher tell you their heartbreaking story in Learning to Live.



Dive into Madalynne & Parker's lives and experience the highs and lows of their long-term relationship in My Forever.



 Let the spiciness of Lee & Jacqueline transport you in Beautifully Broken.


Feel the intensity of Austyn & Avery's love in Against All Odds.


Their stories aren't going to be pretty--but they are going to be REAL.


The Infinite Love series by Kira Adams - honest, heartbreaking, and oh so real.




*THE INFINITE LOVE SERIES BOX SET IS FREE DURING TOUR!



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Krista Pakseresht has always been a dreamer. From the first time she opened her eyes. Creating worlds through words is one thing she is truly talented at. She specializes in Young adult/New adult romance, horror, action, fantasy, and non-fiction under the pen name Kira Adams.

She is the author of the Infinite Love series, the Foundation series, the Darkness Falls series, and the Looking Glass series.





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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Leaving Liberty by Lisa Mondello Book Blast!

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Leaving Liberty by Lisa Mondello

There's been a storm brewing in Liberty Calvert's life. But she didn't know just how strong it would be until Texas Ranger, Jackson Gentry, came to Liberty, Texas. Her already fragile life will be changed forever if he learns the truth. Her head tells her that the best thing for all of them is for Jackson to leave Liberty as soon as his investigation wraps up. But her heart is telling her this is the one cowboy she wants to spend the rest of her life loving.
Praise for the book:

"I can truly say that I love this series of books. Can't get enough of them and I hope they continue. The characters and plot are totally believable and hold your interest. Thank you and keep them coming!" Amazon Reviewer

"Lisa Mondello is one of my favorite authors . I loved this book. All should read." Amazon Reviewer

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Excerpt

The refreshing feeling of swimming in the pond was long gone. Libby’s skin was still hot and electrified from being so close to Jackson during the ride back to the house.
When she turned to leave the tack room, Jackson dragged her into his arms.
“Hold on a second,” he said.
Her legs melted beneath her and the only thing holding her upright was Jackson. In his arms she felt small and whole and special in a way she’d never known.
Libby had dated men over the years. She’d thought she’d been in love once. But nothing had ever felt like this.
Jackson pulled her closer, pressing her chest against his. But she didn’t feel the sensation she’d expected with the contact.
She fought all the usual fears she’d had about what it would be like to be with a man and just allowed herself to feel. Would he know the difference in her? Would it matter? She didn’t want to think about it. Instead, Libby focused on the feel of Jackson’s arms wound tightly around her body, and the stirring she felt in her belly, as she pressed herself up against his hot skin.
His strength and the gentleness of his hands as his fingers dug into her hair. When he finally bent his head and his mouth covered hers, it made it easy for Libby to forget the struggles she’d been facing. Oh, it would be so wonderful to stay in Jackson’s arms, she decided. Nothing could hurt her there.
Jackson pulled away to gaze into her eyes and take a deep breath, but it only left her wanting more of him. Everything inside her screamed that this was so right.
“I’d wondered what it would be like to taste you,” he said, looking down at her with a smile that stole her breath away.

Leaving Liberty authorAuthor Lisa Mondello

New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Lisa Mondello, has held many jobs in her life but being a published author is the last job she'll ever have. She blames the creation of the personal computer for her leap into writing novels. Otherwise, she'd still be penning stories with paper and pen. Her popular series include FATE WITH A HELPING HAND, which features the award winning ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU, TEXAS HEARTS and DAKOTA HEARTS. Writing as LA Mondello, her romantic suspense, MATERIAL WITNESS, book 1 of her Heroes of Providence series made the USA TODAY Bestsellers List and was named one of Kirkus Reviews Best Indie Books of 2012.




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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Served Hot by Annabeth Albert

I recently received a copy of Served Hot by Annabeth Albert through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.  Here's the cover and the Goodreads blurb:

In Portland, Oregon, the only thing hotter than the coffee shops, restaurants, and bakeries are the hard-working men who serve it up—hot, fresh, and ready to go—with no reservations…

Robby is a self-employed barista with a busy coffee cart, a warm smile, and a major crush on one of his customers. David is a handsome finance director who works nearby, eats lunch by himself, and expects nothing but "the usual"—small vanilla latte—from the cute guy in the cart. But when David shows up for his first Portland Pride festival, Robby works up the nerve to take their slow-brewing relationship to the next level. David, however, is newly out and single, still grieving the loss of his longtime lover, and unsure if he’s ready to date again. Yet with every fresh latte, sweet exchange—and near hook-up—David and Robby go from simmering to steaming to piping hot. The question is: Will someone get burned?

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This is a sweet story of love and friendship. I adored this book because it was just so real and vibrant. We all have things that hold us back from getting what we want and we need to be willing to get past those things to get what we need. Robby has to be so patient with David because David has feelings for Robby but he is not ready yet. There are moments when the boys fumble and have to work through their issues but the end product is so worth it. Robby chooses David and to take all the good and bad that comes with him. I adore this sweet coffee studded story.

Click here to find Served Hot on Goodreads. Author Annabeth Albert can be found on her website and on Twitter. I give Served Hot 4 Fairies for a hot and sweet tale of romance.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Prove Me Wrong by Tessa Marie Release Day Blitz!


Prove Me Wrong
By Tessa Marie
RELEASE DAY BLITZ
March 2, 2015


A single secret
changes everything.

With no college
ambition—or desire to care—Luke Hannon’s ready to bail on school before senior
year even begins. But when he spots the hot new girl reading an upside down
map, he changes his mind.

Hailey Saldino
desperately wants to start fresh at a school where she's free of the snide
remarks and hurtful stares. A place where no one knows her past…or her son,
Brady.

Luke wants a no
strings attached, physical relationship, until Hailey becomes more than a cute
girl in a skirt. Usually his bad boy reputation hooks the ladies but it won't
be enough to land a girl like Hailey. Needing a lasting approach, Luke decides
to be honest. No lies. No BS. As the connection between them deepens, Luke
shares all his shameful secrets.

Afraid to lose one of
the few people who’s ever looked at her as something other than a slut, Hailey
buries herself in compounding lies. And when Hailey's purposeful deceit
blindsides Luke, he must decide if he'll walk away, or accept Hailey and the
little man she already loves.

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~*~ABOUT TESSA MARIE~*~

Tessa Marie lives in
the same town she grew up in on Long Island, NY with her long time boyfriend
and their fish. Her debut novel (NEVER) AGAIN, a NA romance, released in Fall
2013 with Berkley (Penguin) and (ONCE) AGAIN released last summer under her
real name, Theresa Paolo. She is also the coauthor of the Amazon bestseller
KING SIZED BEDS AND HAPPY TRAILS and BEACH SIDE BEDS AND SANDY PATHS, a YA
contemporary series. She has a hard time accepting the fact she’s nearing
thirty, and uses her characters to relive the best and worst years of her life.
She put her love of writing on hold while she received her Bachelor’s Degree in
Marketing from Dowling College. When she’s not writing, she’s behind a camera,
reading, or can be found on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

His Client by Ava March

I have read numerous works by Ava March so I jumped at the chance to read and review another through NetGalley. Here is the Goodreads blurb and the cover:

Love wasn't supposed to be part of the bargain…

On every visit to Madame Delacroix’s brothel, Nathaniel Travers requests the same man. Stunningly handsome and highly skilled, Jasper not only shares Nate’s fondness for wickedly erotic games and black leather corsets, but he has become a trusted confidant. And Jasper’s the only person who knows Nate longs for a committed relationship with his childhood friend, Peter Edmonton.

Unrequited love hurts, but it hurts even more when the object of affection is in love with another. Jasper Reed has been working at Delacroix’s for a decade. He’s saved enough to retire, yet he remains at the decadent London brothel. Leaving would mean leaving Nate and the hope someday the rugged gentleman would stop pining for his best friend and realize he loves Jasper, just as Jasper loves him.

Edmonton’s impending marriage looms before them, causing Jasper to take another look at his stubborn heart. Yet Jasper’s a bastard whore, and Nate’s the nephew of a viscount. Surely there can’t be any hope for them…

Note: This is a previously published work. This second edition has been edited with minor changes. For readers who purchased the original edition, this second edition is not substantially different.


I will start with the trigger warning- this book includes frank discussion of life as a male prostitute. It could be triggering to some readers. I found this book to be darling. There is a fair amount of adult content but it is not the entirety of the story. Nate and Jasper bumble along but they eventually work everything out. Poor Nate is just so dense. It takes nearly losing Jasper for good to make him see what he has had right in front of him for so very long. Poor Jasper pines with the best of them. He loves Nate so dearly but he doesn't believe that it will come to anything. What a sweet and spicy story!

Click here to find His Client on Goodreads. Author Ava March can be found on her website, her blog, Twitter and Facebook. I give His Client 3 Fairies for a sweet and spicy story of two men bumbling towards love.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Steampunk Saturdays: Steampunk Your Wardrobe by Calista Taylor


Today for steampunk Saturday, I have a review of a full little book called Steampunk Your Wardrobe.  This book has some easy projects to make everyday wardrobe items steampunk themed.  Here's the cover and the Goodreads blurb:


Steampunk your Wardrobe offers do it yourself-ers and crafters an easy and comprehensive, step-by-step guide to capturing a steampunk aesthetic in their fashions. Start with simple, easy-to-make projects, such as embellishing clothing you may already have, and proceed to more complicated alterations. Included are projects for steampunk jewelry, accessories, and clothing.



I liked the basic and simple nature of the pieces. I also thought that the book served as excellent inspiration on how to take thrift store or sale rack finds and turn them into steampunk pieces without a ton of cost. I think that the real value in this book is not being able to make exact replicas of the items in it but to be able to translate the ideas to whatever you may have to put together an interesting steampunk outfit. With the activities in the book, you could build a steampunk outfit for a lady in completion. I think though that some of the ideas and techniques can be used to put together male outfits as well. Over all I give this book 3 Fairies for a good resource for beginners to the steampunk world. The directions are clear and easy to follow and mad sewing skills are not required.


Friday, February 27, 2015

Poker Face by Melissa Pearl

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Poker Face by Melissa Pearl
RELEASE DAY BLITZ
February 27, 2015
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When Caitlyn Davis agreed to work with the FBI, she never imagined it
would lead to her own kidnapping. But her special ability to read people's
emotions and decipher the truth has attracted the unwanted attention of
Santiago Gomez, a rich casino owner who intends to use Caity’s talent
to further his own business.
Eric Shore knew Caity didn't want to break up with him; her scribbled
note left on his bed gave him a snippet of the truth she'd been hiding.
Still reeling from his brush with death and the loss of his beloved
grandfather, Eric throws himself into searching for his girl.
With help from his reemerged father and a rogue FBI agent, Eric follows
a tenuous lead to Las Vegas, not caring that his rescue attempt could
bring him face-to-face with the same man who killed his grandfather and
wants him dead as well.
While Caity fights to survive the horrors of her slavery, Eric is thrust into
a dangerous world that could cost him his life, along with Caity's.
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~*~ABOUT MELISSA PEARL~*~
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Melissa Pearl was born in Auckland, New Zealand, but has spent much of her life abroad, living in countries such as Jordan, Cyprus and Pakistan... not to mention a nine month road trip around North America with her husband. "Best. Year. Ever!!" She now lives in China with her husband and two sons. She is a trained elementary teacher, but writing is her passion. Since becoming a full time mother she has had the opportunity to pursue this dream and her debut novel hit the internet in November 2011. Since then she has continued to produce a steady stream of books, ranging in genres from Fantasy to Contemporary Romance. She loves the variety and is excited about the books she has coming up in 2015.
"I am passionate about writing. It stirs a fire in my soul that I never knew I had. I want to be the best writer I can possibly be and transport my readers into another world where they can laugh, cry and fall in love."