Release Day: TO THE STARS by Molly McAdams 

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Molly McAdam’s latest installment in the emotional Thatch series, TO THE STARS (On-Sale: February 9, 2016)!

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by Molly McAdam

Release Date: February 9, 2016

Synopsis:

In the second book in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Molly McAdams’ Thatch series, Knox McCade must convince his long-time love Harlow Evans that being together is more than just wasting time. 

He promised to wait for her.

She told him he was wasting his time.

Not waiting for him ended up being the biggest mistake of her life.

When they were younger, Knox Alexander swore to Harlow Evans that he would wait for her to turn eighteen so they could be together. However, that was three and a half years away, and Harlow couldn’t ask him to forgo a typical college lifestyle for her. Still, as the years passed, Knox remained a constant in her life; but when her eighteenth birthday finally came around, Harlow believed her heart belonged to someone else. Every day for the last four years, Harlow has been haunted by her choice on that day. And though he may appear unaffected by what happened in their past, Knox is always trying to fill the void Harlow left. But when he comes stumbling back into her life and refuses to leave, will Harlow allow him to help her, or will the fear of her abusive husband keep her from the man she was meant to be with?
Today!

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Excerpt:

The conversation that had been taking place continued, and Collin kept his arm around me as he threw himself into it. I tried to do the same.

Five minutes later I was still attempting to understand what was happening—or happened. All I understood so far was that the men were all talking about an old case.

“Still can’t believe the bastard got away with first-degree murder,” one of the men said, and the others all shook their heads and voiced their displeasure.

“Should’ve been capital murder,” Flynn Doherty added.

“What’s the difference?” I asked quietly, and regretted it when a few men laughed, and every pair of eyes in the small group focused on me.

Collin laughed softly and mumbled, “Excuse us for a few minutes. I haven’t had much alone time with my new fiancée.” His hand gripped mine as he practically tugged me across the floor to a corner that wasn’t as busy.

“I can’t walk that fast in these—”

He turned so his face was directly in front of mine, and though his mouth was curved up in a smile, there was something different about it. About him. “Are you fucking kidding me, Harlow?” he hissed.

My eyebrows rose in confusion. “Wait, wha—” My question was cut off when Collin released my hand, only for two of his fingers to dig into a spot on my wrist. The pain was instant and surprising. My mouth popped back open, whether to let out a cry of pain or demand why he was doing this, I didn’t know—but it didn’t matter, he spoke before I could.

“Do not show your pain, Harlow.”

“What?” I asked breathlessly, and gave him a panicked look. “Co—”

“Do not show your pain,” he repeated. His tone was soft, his face still carefully composed. If I weren’t the one on the receiving end of the pain, I would’ve been so sure we were flirting instead, from the look he was giving me. “You know how stupid you are, don’t you?”

Stupid? I thought lamely. The question would have frustrated me if I weren’t trying to keep a straight face while simultaneously wondering how two fingers could cause so much pain. “Wh—”

“You will never embarrass me in front of anyone like that again, and especially not my father or his colleagues. Do you understand?” Collin leaned close and brushed his lips across my neck to whisper, “Do not say another word for the rest of the night.” The words were emphasized by a relief so great it almost felt like the pain had worsened for a split second when he released my wrist. It was clear his words weren’t just a demand—they were a warning.

I never once would have considered myself stupid before … but now I wasn’t sure if I was for obeying his demand the way I did for the rest of the night.

 

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Last Day to enter my Giveaway !!!

Today is the last day folks. Thank you so much for your celebrating this achievement with me and let’s hope for more to come. 

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Welcome Back Y’all!!! Hope y’all will party with me in celebrating 4 Years, technically 5.5 years of blogging, and bask in the Giveaway!

So I finally got my mind up for this Giveaway and since it’s for my Blogiversary, plus my birthday month, and waiting for the long overdue trip prizes~ I’m throwing in TWO Boxes of goodies!!! Sorry for INTERNATIONALS, postal services is high right now so I’ll only be sending these gifts to US participants.

Box #1 will be a typical box giveaway full of Books and Swags,  while the other box, Box #2, will be full of Trinkets from my travel to Scotland and England!! Of course I can’t forget to add in some swags and books, so Box #2 will have Books, Swags, and Trinkets!

In Box #2: I have a Scottish Dialect Translator banner/towel (I had to get it when I saw it); visited Doune Castle so I got a pin and a tote with Outlander image of Jamie and Claire (I had to get this for Outlander fans when I went to Doune of course); I went to Liverpool and visited the Beatles Story and got a magnet of Beatle Street; From Bath I visited the Roman Bath and got a pin but also visited the Jane Austen Centre and got a golden wax and seal. As for the books I tried to find stories that had places or themes relating to my travels so I got Tessa Dare’s Castle series since I did visit lots of castles, Caroline Linden’s It Happened in Bath (because, well, I went to Bath), and Moonlight on my Mind by Jennifer McQuiston because it’s in Scotland.

Looking towards the future…. I’m already planning on my next trip and this is for my Golden Birthday, titling it, Road Trip in the Highlands of Scotland! for 2018 (hopefully) and well, that’ll be a fun Blogiversary to do wouldn’t it?

So, in the mean time tell me where you would like to travel to if money wasn’t a problem and what you’ll like to see and visit.

Oh and tell me which box you’re going for if you want to be a winner.

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Box 1: Books and Swags   

Box 2: Books, Swags, and Scotland/England trinkets!!!

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Book Tour + Review: Free Me by Jane Lark

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I’m super excited to host Jane Lark at the blog for her FREE ME book tour. I’ve loved her Historical romances and have enjoyed the many short stories posted at her blog for  years and am thrill to be able to read and review this NA thriller for her. 

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By Jane Lark
New Adult, Romance, Thriller

Synopsis:

Lies, secrets and truth untold. How can the future be different?

When Amy escaped the prison cell she’d been trapped in for years she had no idea how hard it would be to live again. Six months after the guy who kept her hostage died she is still looking for a way to break free from the shadow of fear that keeps haunting her.

Guilt hurts, and it’s left Rich lost. He is drinking in a bar with his friends when he sees a girl who prods him out of the listlessness he’s been trapped by since he turned himself around from a bad guy to good man. She’s beautiful, but she’s hesitant and nervous. It’s attractive, though. She’s sweet. But he doesn’t know what her awkwardness and her fleeting smiles hide, and when she asks if he’s a good guy, he isn’t sure what to say. He didn’t used to be.
Fate plays some cruel games…

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Jane Lark is also a writer in Historical Romances and New Adult Romances and will be giving away a tote with her Historical Romance cover on it.Just comment below telling me you want to the tote. (It’ll be sent in March)

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About the Author:

JaneJane is a writer of authentic, passionate and emotional Historical and New Adult romance and author of a No.1 bestselling Historical Novel,’The Illicit Love of a Courtesan, as well as a Kindle overall Top 25, bestselling author. She began her first historical novel at sixteen, but a life full of adversity derailed her as she lives with the restrictions of Ankylosing Spondylitis. When she finally completed a novel it was because she was determined not to reach forty still saying, I want to write. Now Jane is writing a Regency series as well as contemporary, new adult, stories and she is thrilled to be giving her characters life in others’ imaginations at last.

You might think that Jane was inspired to write by Jane Austen, especially as she lives near Bath in the United Kingdom, but you would be wrong. Jane’s favourite author is Anya Seton, and the book which drew her into the bliss of falling into historical imagination was ‘Katherine’ a story crafted from reality. Jane has drawn on this inspiration to discover other real-life love stories, reading memoirs and letters to capture elements of the past, and she uses these to create more realistic plots. ‘Basically I love history and I am sucker for a love story. I love the feeling of falling in love; it’s wonderful being able to do it time and time again in fiction.’ Jane is also a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development in the United Kingdom, and uses this specialist understanding of people to bring her characters to life.

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Review:

I’ve always enjoyed Jane Lark’s books, mostly her Historical romances, so this was a great jump into her contemporary YA romances for me. I know about her NA series, Starting Out, which I haven’t gotten around to but this will definitely have me looking around to it soon enough, because we see many of those characters in this story so I know for sure that series isn’t going to disappoint. And I believe this book is a start into a new series if it’s not exactly part of the Starting Out series……? It’s like a sequel from what I’m reading it as.

But this story was absolutely something different from what I’ve been reading but also had that something that I have read before too from other contemporary romances and the same with thrillers and suspense novels. I love that the blurb caught my interest when I first read it, and that it kept me interested as I got into the story from the first page and kept me on the edge of my seat waiting for something explosive to happen. This story is deep. Like it’s messed up but not messed up too, just lots of heart pounding and goosebump rides.

The suspense of what happened to Amy and of her past was what kept me turning the pages and the fact that Rich wanted to know those dark secrets too was another addition to the thrill of solving this mystery and following it through to the end. I liked that there wasn’t a lot of information about what happened but more of a growing suspicion of the dark and gritty past to Amy, and that it wasn’t just thrown at you all at once like many stories that I’ve read would have done. I love that this story actually built up to it and slowly unraveled so that we were introduced to its suspense at the same time or a little before Rich also finding out about it. And I supposed this story being told in first person perspective really helped in they way this story was told worked to its advantage too.

So yeah, I really liked this story and how it was set up and told in this way, and having us see more of Rich’s view really built the thrill factor and maybe the suspense too of what’ll happen if the truth were to come out very intense. Both these characters were amazing. I felt like I knew them, like I was part of their lives, and actually cared very much for their safety and well being. I was invested. They felt really real to me and had depth to their character. Both are very likable and are definitely great people but both had very dark pasts that they had to over come and break away from. And it was a very dark past they both had, which immediately connected them.

Both these characters went through hell and rose back up from the ashes of their past and showed how strong they are by moving on and changing who they were, yet they still held the pain and memories because of their connection. Both were also very vulnerable and scared of this new normal because they were never given the chance to actually live their own life, per se, and with uncertainty lingering in the future, it’s scary for these two young people starting new.

I really liked Rich for his honesty and understanding ways. Sure he was the “bad boy” who’s made a turn around into a nice guy but I totally was game for him because truly he was a nice guy through and through to the bone, he was just in line for the thrill of being bad. He’s atoning for his past and Amy is part of that. I love that he’s patient with her and is gentle and not pushy. He understood what happened, or at least knew some stuff and didn’t pressure her to reveal her secrets no matter how much he wanted to ask and know but also with wanting share with her everything about him. He took it slow and though hard as it was, because we want it to be quick and over with, I respect him for taking his time. It made it realistic and more personal on an understanding level through the dilemmas they have to work through.

Amy is a survivor. She lived through hell and had to grow up from a child to an adult super early. I am glad she is strong and was able to change and move pass the horror she went through. Though she is very vulnerable and doesn’t trust men easily, Rich made it safe for her to be herself and stop looking over her shoulder. She is still a child in a way to me but who is mentally older for her young age which made me really sad. But I love that she is brave and has determination in taking the next steps to change her life despite her fears and doing things she has never done before. She has a lot of healing to do and though Rich is the post to help her in that healing, he’s also the one to bring her the most pain from the past.

So what do I think?

This definitely is a must read from me. It’s very deep and dark and can be trigger releases for those who have been in similar situations of abuse and harm. But it is filled with lots of hope and forgiveness through healing, love, and support from family and friends. And for me I loved the suspense and mystery and romance, and was all in for that thrill of a ride.

Rating: 4.5

 

 

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Tour + Review: My American Duchess by Eloisa James

 

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My American Duchess

by Eloisa James

Release Date: January 26, 2016

Synopsis:

The arrogant Duke of Trent intends to marry a well-bred Englishwoman. The last woman he would ever consider marrying is the adventuresome Merry Pelford— an American heiress who has infamously jilted two fiancés.

But after one provocative encounter with the captivating Merry, Trent desires her more than any woman he has ever met. He is determined to have her as his wife, no matter what it takes. And Trent is a man who always gets what he wants.

The problem is, Merry is already betrothed, and the former runaway bride has vowed to make it all the way to the altar. As honor clashes with irresistible passion, Trent realizes the stakes are higher than anyone could have imagined. In his battle to save Merry and win her heart, one thing becomes clear:

All is fair in love and war.

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EXCERPT TIME!!!

He didn’t move. “Tell me, do you consider yourself representative of American ladies?”

In some respects,” she said, hesitating.

His smile deepened. “How do American ladies compare to their English counterparts?”

Well, American ladies prefer to speak rather than warble,” Merry said, with a mischievous grin. “We never faint, and our constitutions are far hardier than those of delicate English gentlewomen. Oh, and we add tea to our milk, rather than the other way around.”

You are of the impression that ‘delicate’ characterizes the fair sex as represented tonight in Lady Portmeadow’s

ballroom?”

Merry pursed her lips, thinking of the hawk-eyed ladies who ruled over London society. “Perhaps it would be more accurate to say that Englishwomen aspire to delicacy, and American women do not. For my part, I believe that a woman’s temperament is something she ought to be able to decide for herself. I have no plan to have an attack of the vapors now, nor shall I in the future.”

I’ve heard about these ‘vapors,’ but I have yet to see a woman faint,” he said, folding his arms over his chest.

He had a nice chest. Her eyes drifted all the way down to his powerful thighs, before she recovered herself and snapped her gaze back to his face. His expression was unchanged, so hopefully he hadn’t noticed her impropriety.

Still, in the back of her mind, she admitted that Aunt Bess was right: on the right man, snug silk pantaloons were an undeniably appealing fashion.

He was patiently waiting for her to respond. He had a kind of power about him that had nothing to do with fashion. Now she thought of it, she had seen that kind of self-possession before: in the Mohawk warrior she’d once met as a girl.

She shook her head, pushing the thought away. “Not even once? In that case, you’re either lucky or remarkably unobservant. Didn’t you notice the fuss earlier this evening when Miss Cernay collapsed?”

I arrived only a quarter of an hour ago. Why did Miss Cernay faint?”

She claimed a mouse ran up her leg.”

That is highly improbable,” he remarked, a sardonic light in his eyes. “Lady Portmeadow is notorious for her frugality, and not even mice care to starve.”

Miss Cernay’s claim is not the point,” Merry explained. “She was likely groped by Lord Ma—by someone, and fainted from pure shock. Or perhaps she feigned a swoon to avoid further indignities. Either way, I promise you that an American lady would have taken direct action.”

He unfolded his arms and his eyes narrowed. “Am I to infer that you know who this blackguard was because he groped you as well?”

“‘Grope’ is perhaps too strong,” Merry said, noticing the air of menace that suddenly hung about those large shoulders. “‘Fondle’ would be more accurate.”

Her clarification didn’t improve matters. “Who was it?” he demanded. His brows were a dark line.

She certainly didn’t want to be responsible for an unpleasant confrontation. “I haven’t any idea,” she said, fibbing madly.

I collect that you did not faint.”

Certainly not. I defended myself.”

I see,” he said, looking interested. “How did you do that, exactly?”

I stuck him with my hatpin,” Merry explained.

Your hatpin?”

She nodded, and showed him one of the two diamond hatpins adorning the top of her gloves. “In America, we pleat silk gloves at the top and thread a hatpin through. They hold up your gloves, but they can also be used to ward off wandering hands.”

Very resourceful,” he said with a nod.

Yes, well, the lord in question might have squealed loudly,” she told him impishly. “Everyone might have turned around to look. And I might have patted his arm and said that I knew that boils could be very troublesome. Did you know, by the way, that a treatment of yarrow is used for boils, but it will also stop a man’s hair from falling out?”

She could feel herself turning pink. He had no need of that remedy. Although cropped short, his hair was quite thick, as best she could see on the shadowy balcony.

But he gave a deep chuckle, and Merry relaxed, realizing that it was the first time all week—perhaps even all month—she felt free to be herself. This man actually seemed to like it when a bit of information escaped from her mouth.

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Eloisa_JamesA New York Times bestselling author, Eloisa James is a professor of English literature who lives with her family in New York, but who can sometimes be found in Paris or Italy. (Her husband is a honest to goodness Italian knight!) Eloisa’s website offers short stories, extra chapters, and even a guide to shopping in Florence. Visit her atwww.eloisajames.com.

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Review:

Where should I start. I’ve always been a fan of Eloise James and her books so this jump into a new series has got me jumping for joy. It hasn’t been that long since her latest release in the Duchesses series, but to be working on this new series along side an already loved series is just mind boggling. But also refreshing.

This is the first in the series and definitely a change from what I’ve been getting from Eloise. Her heroine is an American, a Bostonian in fact, and has traveled to England for a husband. Having already ditched two fiancees back home and carrying a reputation for it, her aunt thought to bring her to experience the other side of life across the ocean, of which was the home of her departed mother. But of course being and American means she’s not “ton” enough yet not “bad ton” either to be snubbed by aristocrats. She’s an heiress so that comes with something for the English, but then she’s too brash and too independent with a mind of her own and talks without restraint. However, she is trying to learn the way of the English if she is to find a husband.

Trent, was so not who I thought he was from the blurb on the back cover of this book. That blurb is highly misleading, in my opinion, and wasn’t the Trent I came to know and love in the story. Maybe I just read the back cover of him as any other rakish brooding arrogant Duke but, wow! I was so wrong. He wasn’t anything like what I thought he would be and had so much more to his character and life than I could have imagined. He’s softhearted and simple with lots of love to share, not just in the sheets but to humanity, and not the lavish living money spending noble that his title implies.

Of course when these two meet she’s engaged to another man and it had to be someone close to Trent. This is where all the stress, anxiety, and frustration comes from. You know this will definitely be complicated if it’s someone close to Trent and all the rules of how not to get involved with ladies belonging to another man, let alone someone close to you. You just don’t cross it. But you know how it goes, there’s a HEA~

I absolutely love it when Trent and Merry are together. They have the most fascinating conversations and heart racing scenes, even when it’s just simple interaction. These are the scenes where we see them open up about their thoughts and opinions on every day things without the other judging them but listening and sharing their own opinions and bring more questions to their talk or moving it into another topic or something else.

Anyways, I felt like this is one of her better books that I’ve read in a long time. Like I just liked this book way better than many of her other great books. I mean come on, I love the Duchesses series and absolutely couldn’t wait for the second generation books in this series but this folks, I loved this like, way more than I thought.

Like I absolutely found myself relating to or identifying with the heroine. Sure I’ve never been in her shoes but She’s an American, she speaks her mind (when she can of course), she’s not all delicate and swooning like the other ladies, shes hilarious, and she’s real to her self. Of course we see this in a lot of our heroines but I just connected with this one more. Maybe it’s the way she rationalize things and speaks, or that she believes people should be seen and judged for their accomplishments rather than class and titles. Maybe it’s because of her relationship with Trent and their open conversations too. I just really like Merry.

So I am definitely excited to see what’s next for this series and absolutely recommend this book. Absolutely.

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Release Day for Valentine Pets & Kisses.

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Spotlight Excerpt + Review: For Seven Nights Only by Sarah Ballance

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(Chase Brothers #2)

by Sarah Ballance

Synopsis:

Kelsie Reed is over bad luck and bad men. Newly dumped, shes now the pathetically single maid of honor in her sister’s wedding—and her ex is the best man. But then a plumbing meltdown in her apartment sends her sexy neighbor running to her rescue. Hes got “serial dater” written all over him, which is unfortunate because the man is hot.

Sawyer Chase loves women, but settling down? Hell leave that to his brothers, thank you very much. But when Kelsie confesses shes a dating disaster and is about to become the laughing stock of her family wedding, Sawyer takes control. He’s got one week to teach her how to land the man of her dreams, and hell do it on her terms: no touching, no kissing, and definitely nothing more.

But some rules need to be broken, especially when, for once, theres something on the line worth fighting for…

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Sawyer pays Kelsie an unexpected compliment​~

You’re pretty when you smile.”

Thank you.” She paused, then shot him another look. He’d caught her off guard with his seemingly honest compliment, but he was a player, no doubt playing his game as a reflex. “You do realize this is about you giving me tips on attracting a man, and not about you trying to attract me?”

I’m not trying, sweetheart. But now that you mention it”—he snagged her elbow and gently pulled her out of the flow of sidewalk traffic, Marmaduke trotting behind—“part of attracting a guy is having confidence.” As he spoke, he maneuvered her against the wall, propping his coffee-holding arm beside her and leaning treacherously close until she could feel the heat of his skin.

Lesson number one,” he said. “There’s not a man alive who won’t fall over himself to get to a woman with confidence, but you’ve got to believe in yourself. The sexier you feel, the more attractive you’ll be. I bet if you…unburied yourself from those mounds of clothes you wear, you wouldn’t need me at all.”

Stunned, she twisted her head to look at him. Big mistake. Green eyes studied her with a ferocity that made no sense, considering the lazy sprawl of the grin that overtook his lips.

I’m not taking off my clothes,” she managed. Barely. “But nice try. And next time, do us both a favor and spare the theatrics.” Despite her irritation with him, her heart stuttered in her chest, the busy New York street a mere backdrop to the sudden intimacy of his whispered oath. His clean scent enveloped her, lingering with that of the coffee to dull everything that wasn’t pegged on him.

Let me make one thing clear,” he said softly. Intently. “Theatrics aren’t my thing. I don’t bullshit. If I say a woman is sexy, it’s because I mean it. And if I say I want her, I mean that, too.” He paused, giving a passing glance to Marmaduke, who was in a fierce tug-of-war with Sawyer’s shoe string. The string appeared to be winning. “And make no mistake, sweetheart. Should you ever bring yourself to admit out loud that you want me to fuck you, assuming I’m not otherwise occupied, you damn well better brace yourself.”

It was a good thing she had the wall at her back. She needed it. His words, a thinly veiled seduction, tore at her defenses. It had been too long since anything had.

But if he thought she’d fall for his playboy games, he’d better think again.

I have a better idea,” she said sweetly. “How about I save the trouble of all that bracing, and you go fuck yourself instead?”

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Sarah_BallanceSarah and her husband of what he calls “many long, long years” live on the mid-Atlantic coast with their six young children, all of whom are perfectly adorable when theyre asleep. She never dreamed of becoming an author, but as a homeschooling mom, she often jokes she writes fiction because if she wants anyone to listen to her, she has to make them up. As it turns out, her characters arent much better than the kids, but nevertheless, youll find her writing sexy contemporary romance for Entangled Publishing until they throw her out. To learn more, visit http://sarahballance.com

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Review:

What can I say, I love Sarah Ballance’s work. Either in historical romances or contemporaries, they’re a blast to venture through.

This is the second book in her Chase series and it was definitely nice seeing another Chase brother fall in love. We first met Sawyer in Five Things I Love About You and it was great, so seeing him in his own story definitely opened up the doors. And you can definitely read this as a stand alone.

From the blurb you know that these two were going to get down and dirty breaking every rule there is to break between the two. Not just breaking the rules of being more than neighbors but also in the rules of love lessons.

I definitely enjoyed and loved it when Kelsie and Sawyer got together for their date lessons. It’s super sexy and shows how steamy the lessons can take a turn for worse, or better. It can really make their relationship complicated because well, is Sawyer just giving her some tips or is he really seducing Kelsie like the womanizer that he is? But their banters, love it! This is full of them and kept me turning the pages, not just that but seeing Sawyer change and let himself fall in love was fabulous and seeing Kelsie break out of her shell from the honest words from Sawyer made it for a sweet read.

The secondary characters were great and seeing the rest of the Chase brothers, even though little as it was, it was great. Kelsie’s dog was super adorable and seeing Sawyer feel the love for him was just the cherry on top.

This was a short and cute read and though it wasn’t exactly seven nights and more like seven dates throughout two weeks it was still great. This gave them time to really get to know each other and made for more of a realistic feel than just a seven day fling. Though Kelsie didn’t seem like a girl who needed help in the love zone, though boring looking and unexciting as she was, she was still desirable and pretty under all the loose clothing. But this is a story about an ugly duckling, supposingly, turning into a swan so the hero will definitely see the heroine as a sexy woman no matter what.

So if you want a short and adorable read, this will be it.

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Giveaway Time!!!

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Welcome Back Y’all!!! Hope y’all will party with me in celebrating 4 Years, technically 5.5 years of blogging, and bask in the Giveaway!

So I finally got my mind up for this Giveaway and since it’s for my Blogiversary, plus my birthday month, and waiting for the long overdue trip prizes~ I’m throwing in TWO Boxes of goodies!!! Sorry for INTERNATIONALS, postal services is high right now so I’ll only be sending these gifts to US participants.

Box #1 will be a typical box giveaway full of Books and Swags,  while the other box, Box #2, will be full of Trinkets from my travel to Scotland and England!! Of course I can’t forget to add in some swags and books, so Box #2 will have Books, Swags, and Trinkets!

In Box #2: I have a Scottish Dialect Translator banner/towel (I had to get it when I saw it); visited Doune Castle so I got a pin and a tote with Outlander image of Jamie and Claire (I had to get this for Outlander fans when I went to Doune of course); I went to Liverpool and visited the Beatles Story and got a magnet of Beatle Street; From Bath I visited the Roman Bath and got a pin but also visited the Jane Austen Centre and got a golden wax and seal. As for the books I tried to find stories that had places or themes relating to my travels so I got Tessa Dare’s Castle series since I did visit lots of castles, Caroline Linden’s It Happened in Bath (because, well, I went to Bath), and Moonlight on my Mind by Jennifer McQuiston because it’s in Scotland.

Looking towards the future…. I’m already planning on my next trip and this is for my Golden Birthday, titling it, Road Trip in the Highlands of Scotland! for 2018 (hopefully) and well, that’ll be a fun Blogiversary to do wouldn’t it?

So, in the mean time tell me where you would like to travel to if money wasn’t a problem and what you’ll like to see and visit.

Oh and tell me which box you’re going for if you want to be a winner.

Giveaway

Box 1: Books and Swags   

Box 2: Books, Swags, and Scotland/England trinkets!!!

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Tour: MANACONDA by Taryn Elliott and Cari Quinn

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(Hammered #1)

by Taryn Elliott & Cari Quinn

Rockstar Romantic Comedy

My name is Hunter Jordan, lead singer of Hammered and no, I didn’t name my cock Manaconda.

Rolling Stone did.

On the front cover of their damn magazine.

I still haven’t lived it down. And now our record label wants to maximize the frenzy.

So, I have a brand new PR person-Kennedy McManus.

And she’s making me insane.

I don’t know whether to ignore her, yell at her, or push her up against the wall and kiss her smart mouth shut.

BEYOND OBLIVION – A Rockstar Romance full of sexy fun set within the world of our Lost in Oblivion series! You never know who you’ll see show up in the books.

**** Warning: book ends on a cliffhanger ****

240 Pgs. |Heat: 4

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 Excerpt


“Maybe we should go back.”
I shook my head. “Maybe we can sneak around. Seems like there wouldn’t be any fans back here.”
“Famous last words,” she muttered.
I strode out, gravel crunching under my boots. 
“You know, I’m not a huge fan of this dragging me around like a child.”
I turned back to her, dragging her into my body. “Nothing child-like about you, Kenny.” I bent down to her, our noses touching. “I just want a little alone time with you.”
A loud engine started up. 
“There’s an elevator back there.” She pointed with her thumb. “I bet we could do a lot of things in your room, my room—whatever.” She rose on her toes until our lips were a breath apart. “You can give that whole seven thing a go.” She dragged her nail over my bottom lip. “I don’t believe you’ll make it to seven, but I’m willing to let you try.”
“I—”
“Oh, my God, that’s Hunter!”
The hiss of hydraulics and stomp of many feet did not bode well. 
I closed my eyes. “Shit.”
“What?”
“Please don’t be what I think it is.”
“What?”
A trio of people in black shirts with our new album on the front were standing in front of a huge bus. “Can you run in those things?”
She looked affronted. “I can do anything in heels.”
“I hope so.”
A woman in her twenties pointed our way. “Is that him?” she shrieked.
“Fan club.”
“What?”
“This is where the fan club bus is parked.”
“They should be at dinner. Why aren’t they at dinner?” Kenny asked with rising panic.
“Guess it’s over.” I sprinted to the door we’d just come out of. “Son of a bitch.” I twisted the handle but nothing. “It must have locked after us.”
She slapped the keypad. “Ya think?”
“Not helping.” I darted a look past the bus, along with the line of at least seventy people lined up to board. Definitely couldn’t go that way.
“They’ll eat you alive.”
“No kidding.”
Three women broke off from the crowd and headed our way. As soon as they did, twenty more followed. I dragged Kenny with me to the front of the bus and around the side. The bus driver looked down at us and shook his head.
No help there.
The people that had boarded the bus were pointing at us as we ran to the other end. I shot by another line of cars and zig-zagged around another bus and saw a familiar logo. “Thank God.”
“Where did he go?” Came shouts that were way too close.
“Where are we going?” she hissed.
“My bus.”
“Your bus?”
I dragged her behind me as I ducked behind a black truck we used for our equipment. It has been a stripped down stage, but we still had a lot of instruments between Keys’s pianos, the entire percussion set up that Wyatt used, all the guitars, amps, and digital network we used—we needed a truck no matter what.
“New plan.” I unlatched the back of the rig and lifted the rolling door. “Get in.”
“Are you freaking kidding me?”
I stared down at her. “Does it look like I’m kidding?”
She groaned. “I can’t get up there.”
I lifted her until her knee was on the base of the truck ledge. She scrambled in as the scraping of heels and running feet got closer.
“Move it, Kenny.”
Her skirt rode up as she dragged herself inside. I threw her a soft whistle. She turned back to me with murder in her eyes. I squashed down a laugh, rolling in after her, tugging the door down behind me with a bang.
“I hate you.”
I just smiled into the dark.

$25.00 eGift Card to winners choice book seller (Amazon, B&N or iTunes) and an Ebook copy of THE OPENING ACT (Lost in Oblivion series bks 1-3)
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USA Today Bestselling duo, Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott, have been having a ton of fun with rock stars, but they also love a good MMA fighter story, oh and a suited guy. Can’t forget the suited guys. Getting these two authors together always includes some sweet & snarky moments, a lot of angst, and unlimited heat.
 
Oh, and let’s not forget the jaw dropping moments. They really love those.

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DESTINY, what others are saying…

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It’s my Blogiversary!!

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Say WHAT??!!! It’s technically 5 or 6 years but I changed domains from Blogspot to WordPress so I suppose celebrating 4 years is okay. I know, I can never remember it’s in January but I have something up my sleeves, don’t y’all worry.

I haven’t done a giveaway in over a year, hosted by me alone, and since I lied about that giveaway from when I get back from Scotland/England…… this will incorporate them both so y’all will get twice the gift!

So I have what I always have on my prize list~ Print Books!!!! Romances!!!! Swags!!! And now, trinkets from my Scotland and England travels to Manor Houses, Stately Homes, Castles and Museums!

And in celebration, it’s also my birthday month so this is definitely going to be a party.

Anyways, Woohoo! I’ll get something up soon.

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