February Book Recommendations!

Hey all! I hope everyone is having a great day so far 🙂 Along with announcing the winner of last month’s giveaway, I wanted to share some of the latest romance books I’ve enjoyed. I’ve been reading more paranormal here lately, but I’m leaving a variety of books, so maybe you’ll find something new in the mix!

Eek! Now let’s get on with who won a signed copy of Interception and the cool book sleeve crafted by my friend Ashley with SewChic!

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♥ SPECIAL VALENTINE’S GIVEAWAY FOR BOOK BLOGGERS♥
It is time to shower our book bloggers with some love! We want to give away some books and get our bloggers in on some exclusive emails. Be the first to get information on sales, new releases, and ARC sign ups plus enter to win a signed book from 3 different authors. 14 winners will be chosen at random! This giveaway is just a small thank you to all of our book bloggers. We couldn’t do this without you!

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February Book Recommendations!

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This. Book. I can’t give enough praise for A Court of Mist and Fury–this is book 2 just so we are clear. Sarah J. Maas has moved to my top 10 favorite authors, and this book is THE top 2017 read so far! The story grabbed me from the start, and I seriously didn’t want to stop until I was done. Romance, on man!!! If you find yourself rooting for the bad guy, like I often do, then this book will hook you. Gah! There are action, twists, and turns, and did I mention romance? Yeah, so it’s a slow-build romance, but oh my word is it worth it.

Be sure to start with book 1, A Court of Thorn and Roses! …so many things happen in book one, which makes it a great story, but book 2 is what really made me a fan of Maas.

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Sexy, hot-headed leading man Collin paired with a feisty leading lady Addison, and you’ve got yourself one hell of a read. I think the publisher compared this to Three Men and A Baby–which is what really got my attention. I loved the friendship the three former Marines shared, and the love they had for Chloe, Collin’s daughter. There’s just something about men taking care of a baby that makes me feel all warm inside. So, Reckless Hearts is a fast read and had I not had plans the entire weekend, I would’ve finished reading it in one sitting.

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For a debut novel, I was super impressed with Curic’s ability to reel me in and keep me interested. I’m a sucker for sports romances, obviously, so I had high expectations. Glad to say I wasn’t disappointed. Eva is witty, funny, and a little broken. Rob is goofy, hot, and even though he knows what he wants, circumstances get in the way. Two smart people are drawn to the other yet can’t seem to see what’s right in front of them? Yeah, roller-coaster of awesome right there. I haven’t read book 2, Second Down because I’m waiting for book 3, Third and Long to come out, but I’ll keep you posted!

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So… I read this book after reading ACoMaF, and while the story was slow to start, I ended up enjoying this book for what it is: A Young Adult book. I thought the story was sweet and clean, and I’d allow my 14-year-old (if she enjoyed reading) to read it. It’s a nice, relaxing story.

Love is a risk worth taking ~The Siren, Kiera Cass

More Books to Check Out on Goodreads ❤

Other books I’ve enjoyed are:

A few friends and I did a group read of The Dark Elements Series by Jennifer Armentrout: White Hot Kiss, Stone Cold Touch, and Every Last Breath. My expectations were high because I absolutely fluved The Lux Series, and while no one has yet to live up to Daemon Black, Roth, The Crown Prince of Darkness did one hell of a job keeping me interested 😉

Rhapsodic by Laura Thalassa. This is a New Adult Paranormal Romance that I think fans of Sarah Maas would enjoy. Strange Hymn, Book 2 comes out later this year!

For those who enjoy a lot of spice in your life, I did get to enjoy an early read of Smutty Little Secrets by Vivienne Hunt.

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Interception is LIVE on Amazon!

Interception is LIVE on Amazon!

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Distraction, book 1 is #FREE

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See where it all began by downloading your copy of Distraction for #FREE on Amazon!

“Distraction pulled me in from the first page. So much intensity and mixed emotions in this book.” ~Four Chicks Flipping Pages

Tristan and Elle are so well written I half expected to meet them on the street. This book left my emotions reeling, but I had a huge smile and warm heart at the end.” ~Mom With A Reading Problem

This story of Tristan and Elle deserve more stars than what Amazon and Goodreads.” ~Amber Simmons, reader

Addiction, book 2 #FREE with KU

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Love is an addiction both craved, but when devastating secrets are revealed, Elle pushes Tristan away. He won’t let go. She can’t hold on. Is their love strong enough to keep them together? Falling in love was never an issue, but for Tristan and Elle, falling apart may be.

“This was a short read, once I got started I couldn’t put it down.” ~Four Chicks Flipping Pages

“Have your box of tissues ready. Roller coaster ride of emotions–laughter, anger, and tears. Loved this book and can’t wait for the next.” ~Amy Barre

“I love the series and this installment just adds depth to two already amazing characters.” ~Mom With A Reading Problem

Happy Holidays!

The wait is over! Interception is now available to everyone on Amazon. Eeeek! I’m so pumped, and I hope you enjoy the final book as much as I did writing it. Grab your copy >HERE< Oh! Take a look at Interception’s Playlist!

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To everyone who made this series a success, thank you. All the messages and emails that said how much you loved Tristan and Elle, well, you guys made writing The End such a blessing. What better way to say goodbye to your favorite characters than by throwing them a party! Starting at 3:15 pm (CST) until 9:30 pm, come in your jammies and celebrate with my friends and I during The Interception Release Party!

Click here to join the fun!

Check out the lineup below:

Me 😉 3:30pm
Alyson Santos 4 pm
Lynn Vroman 4:30 pm
Jodie Larson 5 pm
D. Nichole King 5:30 pm
Evan Grace 6 pm
Sunniva Dee 6:30 pm
Jen Wylie 7 pm
Kata Cuic 7:30 pm
Laura Thalassa 8 pm
Valerie Roeseler 8:30 pm
Heather Van Fleet 9 pm

Don’t forget the massive giveaway going on! I have THE BEST friends, and they’ve all donated a book for ONE lucky reader to enjoy. Don’t delay, there is still a little time to enter!

Click here to enter the rafflecopter!

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I love you guys so much! Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with Peace and Prosperity ❤

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Interception Facebook Release Party Giveaway!!

Hey guys!

Check out the massive book giveaway some friends, and I have put together for the release of Interception! Eek! I’m so thankful to have so many amazing friends come together to help celebrate the conclusion to Tristan and Elle’s story. Not to mention each and every reader who loved, cried, and laughed during this journey, thank you!  To enter this big ‘ole giveaway, click >HERE<

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Check out Interceptions’ playlist! You can follow me on Spotify 🙂

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Also, be sure to mark your calendars for Interception’s Facebook Release Party! There will be loads of fun to be had. 😉 Click >HERE< to join the event. And don’t forget, if you have any questions about The Distraction Series,  email them to me so I can answer as many as I can throughout the party.

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Cover Reveal for The Fighter and the Baroness by my super awesome friend, @SunnivaD

The Fighter and the Baroness
Sunniva Dee
Publication date: November 29th 2016
Genres: New Adult, Romance

Victor Arquette knows the meaning of sacrifice. Destined to legendary status in mixed martial arts, his life is founded on it. Dedication equals sacrifice, and sacrifice means around-the-clock training, no partying, no junk food, no alcohol—and no women.

Helena von Isenlohe is the heiress to Kyria Castle. Due to her father’s lack of financial prowess, the restoration of the ancient German estate rests on Helena’s shoulders. A failed attempt leaves a wealthy man alone at the altar—and the fleeing bride on a plane to the United States.

A chance meeting, and Victor and Helena’s chemistry is undeniable. Except, her presence clutters his focus. Victor shouldn’t crave their nights, shouldn’t be concerned where she is or with whom. And meanwhile in Germany, Kyria Castle deteriorates at a suspicious speed, indebting Helena further to the man she left behind.

Victor and Helena believe in duty. They embrace sacrifice. But when love strikes, it strikes hard, and sometimes you have to choose where your heart is truly at home.

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EXCERPT:

Helena enters the room like she expects someone to jump out from dark corner. Neck stretched, she takes in a high quality yet typical hotel room with a king-sized bed and two nightstands. The TV is big and flat, resting on top of a dresser, and then there’s a mirror over a small office desk with a phone and some restaurant flyers on it.

“It’s nice,” she says. “I like that it doesn’t smell like smoke.”

“That would be terrible. Is that what you’re used to? Smoking rooms?”

“We have a cigar room,” she replies, confused, until she breaks in an apologetic laugh. “Oh, as in smoking versus nonsmoking hotel room. I get it.”

“You have a cigar room? Would that be right next to the swan pond?” I tease. It’s cute to see embarrassment flush her cheeks. “Hey,” I continue, mock-petting her cheek, “don’t feel self-conscious about living in a castle. Even though it’s, let’s just say, a hair’s breadth over the top for us commoners.”

“Don’t I know it,” she says. “So which side of the bed is mine?”

I consider, rubbing the light scruff that’s grown on my chin since yesterday. “Well, since you just touched the left corner, it now has cooties. You’ll have to sleep on the cooty-side.”

This girl, she’s been so immediate in her responses. I guess I expected a laugh or some expressed annoyance at my silly comment. Instead, she sinks down against the pillows on her side of the bed and breathes, “Okay,” with the smallest smile raising the corners of her lips.

She uses the arc of one foot to slide her shoe off before she skips off the other. I watch as she wiggles her toes graciously, green nail polish gleaming in the dim shine from the bedside lamp.

Helena is tired. I guess it’s been a long day, the flight being just a small part of her exhaustion. I’m drawn to her eyes, not for the first time. The color of them is almost watery. No, they are watery.

“Who gave you that color?” I blurt out.

“What?”

“Your eyes. It’s like they’re made of water.”

I’m not the impulsive kind, and yet I’ve already committed strange acts around this girl. Where I come from, women expect smart, premeditated interactions, never initiated by questions like the one I just shot at Helena. This they’d ignore. They’d change the subject into something not insane, or they’d titter and squirm, not knowing how to respond.

She lets her eyes float from her feet to my eyes before they still. “My father. I’ve got his eyes.” She laughs softly, hands around the remote for the TV. “Grandma used to say our eyes were the color of the swan pond because we were both born in rooms with windows overlooking it.”


Author Bio:

Between studies, teaching, and advising, Sunniva has spent her entire adult life in a college environment. Most of her novels are new adult romance geared toward smart, passionate readers with a love for eclectic language and engaging their brain as well as their heart while reading.

Born in the Land of the Midnight Sun, the author spent her early twenties making the world her playground. Southern Europe: Spain, Italy, Greece–Argentina: Buenos Aires, in particular. The United States finally kept her interest, and after half a decade in Los Angeles, she now lounges in the beautiful city of Savannah.

Sometimes, Sunniva writes with a paranormal twist (Shattering Halos, Stargazer, and Cat Love). At other times, it’s contemporary (Pandora Wild Child, Leon’s Way, Adrenaline Crush, Walking Heartbreak, and Dodging Trains, coming in late March 2016).

This author is the happiest when her characters let their emotions run off with them, shaping her stories in ways she never foresaw. She loves bad-boys and good-boys run amok, and like in real life, her goal is to keep the reader on her toes until the end of each story.

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Cover Reveal: In the Absence of You by Sunniva Dee

In The Absence Of You
Sunniva Dee
Publication date: June 28th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Aishe is running. Running from the burn of a love she knows will consume her.

Running from a soul mate she’s never even met.

If only she hadn’t been hired as a merch girl for the hottest indie band on earth.

If only she’d never laid eyes on its front man, Emil—intense, sexy, and so unlike the men of her culture.

If only she hadn’t fallen onto his lips, then into his bed.

If only her flame hadn’t exploded into a full-on forest fire.

If only Emil’s heart didn’t belong to someone else.

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Emil is running. Running from a broken heart.

Running from who he was with her.

If only Zoe hadn’t left.

If only Aishe hadn’t been right there.

If only she hadn’t been so damn gorgeous—insistent—different.

If only he could control himself around her.

If. Only.

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Author Bio:

Between studies, teaching, and advising, Sunniva has spent her entire adult life in a college environment. Most of her novels are new adult romance geared toward smart, passionate readers with a love for eclectic language and engaging their brain as well as their heart while reading.

Born in the Land of the Midnight Sun, the author spent her early twenties making the world her playground. Southern Europe: Spain, Italy, Greece–Argentina: Buenos Aires, in particular. The United States finally kept her interest, and after half a decade in Los Angeles, she now lounges in the beautiful city of Savannah.

Sometimes, Sunniva writes with a paranormal twist (Shattering Halos, Stargazer, and Cat Love). At other times, it’s contemporary (Pandora Wild Child, Leon’s Way, Adrenaline Crush, Walking Heartbreak, and Dodging Trains, coming in late March 2016).

This author is the happiest when her characters let their emotions run off with them, shaping her stories in ways she never foresaw. She loves bad-boys and good-boys run amok, and like in real life, her goal is to keep the reader on her toes until the end of each story.

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Love Always, Kate by D. Nichole King is FREE!

Love Always, Kate is #FREE today only!!

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Blurb:

Dear Diary, 

Leukemia’s been my life since I was eleven. Now, six years later, I want my life back. Only I’m not sure what that is. The test results came back today. 22,000. Which means I’m officially out of remission—again. I have three options: 

1) Another round of chemo. 
2) A super-new experimental drug. 
3) Dump it all— forget the meds and treatments and enjoy the time I have left. 

I think I know what I want. Then, in walks Damian, changing everything. 

I mean, everything… 

He’s got his own set of issues. It binds us together, you know? We understand what it’s like to lose what matters most in seconds. Still, the last thing I need is to have someone else to crush if I can’t fight hard enough. And the last thing he needs is someone else to grieve. 

Never mind. I’m down to two options now. 

Somehow I know that whichever one I choose, the result will be the same. With the sand in my hourglass seeping to the bottom, I hope there’s enough left to show Damian that life’s worth living. 

Worth fighting for. Worth dying for. 

Love Always, 
Kate

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DNicholeBorn and raised in Iowa, d. Nichole King writes her stories close to home. There’s nothing like small-town Midwest scenery to create the perfect backdrop for an amazing tale.

She wrote her first book in junior high and loved every second of it. However, she couldn’t bring herself to share her passion with anyone. She packed it away until one day, with the encouragement of her husband, she sat down at the computer and began to type. Now, she can’t stop.

When not writing, d. is usually curled up with a book, scrapbooking, or doing yet another load of laundry.

Along with her incredible husband, she lives in small-town Iowa with her four adorable children and their dog, Peaches.

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Love Always, Kate by D. Nichole King is poignant. A beautiful story of finding one’s self in the midst of pain. I highly recommend Love Always, Kate to readers who enjoy emotional journies and love them in the end. ~Angela McPherson