Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Come To Me Quietly by A.L. Jackson



I've been waiting for what feels like forever for this one! Review to come soon... as soon as I can put it down! Don't wait for me, though. Grab up your copy of this uber-awesome book by my love, A.L. Jackson today! 

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Down To You by M. Leighton


Oh, holy steam pot! A little tea-cup I am not. I am a cauldron of boiling over, molten lava, liquid sex bubbling in my veins, fogging my brain and escaping into the atmosphere. Seriously, I'm convinced that the heat this book inspired in me escaped, rose and altered the local weather patterns. My apologies to anyone in the near-by area suffering from a sudden warm front. My fault. And, Michelle Leightons'.

I picked up Down To You for several reasons. First and foremost is my consummate love for any words laid to page by this amazing author. Seriously, I'd read the instructions that came with a box of Tampax if written by this woman. And you know, I've pretty much had those instructions down for a few decades. Just showed my age, huh? Ah well. It's kind of important, I'd say. Why? Because this is an adult novel. Not for the young readers, just young at heart.

M. Leighton long ago captured my heart with her work in The Blood Like Poison Series, The Madly Series, Caterpillar, The Reaping, The Reckoning. Usually known more for her work with horror with a touch of romance, I was super excited to see how she'd fair her hand in a contemporary adult romance. I know, I know. I'm probably messing up all the 'categories' and 'genres' here. Oh well. Every reader takes away something different from a novel. Those descriptions are a reflection of what her work embodies to me.

So, I started my read of Down To You late, late Saturday night. Sunday afternoon, I was about to turn to pg. 1 of the last chapter. I had to stop. I had to send a text. It read:

Stupid books. Stupid boys in stupid books. They make me fall in love, and the girl always gets hurt. And, I KNOW it's coming, but I read anyway. But then, this well known, Favorited author of mine went and threw a twist that I never saw coming. Now, my stupid heart is all stupid sad. It's stupid. 


Now, don't take that too literal. That was just me quickly venting about my reading experience. Nothing is stupid about this story. Nothing. I've read it all. Seriously, you guys know how much I read. It's very rare that I don't see a twist or surprise coming. M. Leighton got me, though. This book gave me butterflies. I'm talking akin to Jamie McGuires Beautiful disaster butterflies. The 'hurts so good' type. Where when the heroine takes a hit, you feel it too.

A story with a down-to-earth girl, Olivia trying to overcome her bad-boy habits ... with her heart and mind stuck juggling between a set of twins. TWINS! Both not like the other, yet sinfully delightful at the same time. Literally, my only qualm with this read is the name Olivia. It has nothing to do with the story, just that I personally know an Olivia and she embodies everything opposite this character, so it confused my tiny brain from time to time. But that's neither here nor there. Cash and Nash... the brothers... mmmm. No issues there!

M. Leighton really laid some good work down on this one. I'd go as far as to say this is my favorite of all her work to date. I can really see her growth as a writer. Much of her work has been of the paranormal realm. This book is down to earth, and just the linguistics of it really got me hooked! The character dialogue in Down To You really had me cracking up, and I could totally envision much of the thoughts/convos flowing directly between my bff and myself, or directly out of my own brain all together. The flow was so natural, the progression so easy. It's an understatement to say that I couldn't put it down. My poor kids had a late breakfast, a quickie lunch, and ordered out supper. Mom was in the zone, and they know not to interrupt for fear of their lives. haha.

Whether you're already a fan of her work, or just exploring for the first time, I employ you to pick up this read. You won't be sorry. Did you SEE me compare it to Jamie McGuire's Beautiful Disaster? That's about as high of a recommendation as you can get from me. Seriously.

And If you haven't already, don't over look her other work. Good stuff, kids! Good stuff.



Book Description

 September 22, 2012
New York Times and USA Today Best Seller


Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
(NOT appropriate for younger readers)


The scorching tale of one girl and two brothers in a love triangle...that's not.

Olivia Townsend is nothing special. She's just a girl working her way through college so she can return home to help her father run his business. She's determined not to be the second woman in his life to abandon him, even if it means putting her own life on hold. To Olivia, it's clear what she must do. Plain and simple. Black and white.

But clear becomes complicated when she meets Cash and Nash Davenport. They're brothers. Twins.

Cash is everything she's always wanted in a guy. He's a dangerous, sexy bad boy who wants her in his bed at any cost. He turns her insides to mush and, with just one kiss, makes her forget why he's no good for her.

Nash is everything she's ever needed in a guy. He's successful, responsible and intensely passionate. But he's taken. Very taken, by none other than Marissa, Liv's rich, beautiful cousin. That doesn't stop Olivia from melting every time he looks at her, though. With just one touch, he makes her forget why they can never be together.

Black and white turns to shades of gray when Olivia discovers the boys are hiding something, something that should make her run as far and as fast as she can. But it's too late to run. Olivia's already involved. And in love. With both of them.

Both brothers make her heart tremble. Both brothers set her body on fire.

She wants them both.

And they want her.

How will she ever choose between them?




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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Addison Moore Cover Reveal

It's here! It's here! Great Goddess almighty, it's finally here!

Toxic, part 1 in The Celestra Series drops October 11th. I'm considering calling off work that day. More important things to be doing. Like locking my door, turning off my phone, and burying myself and my kindle under the covers to finally find out what's new with Skyla, Logan, Gage, Marshal and all my other favorite Paragon inhabitants. Notice how I left Chloe off that list? Ya... I hate Chloe. 





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Friday, September 28, 2012

What Are You Afraid Of?

Pick up the latest and greatest from my #1 fav author, Cat Miller! The uber-talented author of Unbound, and Unforgiven (The Forbidden Bond Series) has just released her new prequel novella. Dive in to see how Tessa and Griffin got their start! Love, Lust, Vampires. What more does a girl need to keep her warm at night??



This prequel to The Forbidden Bond Series can be read as a stand-alone novella. 

Griffin is a young future Councilman and leader of the Vampire Nation. As the only surviving son from the House of Vaughn he has been groomed since birth for the position. His parents' plans for the future of their House are a constant weight he must bear.
Tessa is a waitress who has been struggling to survive on her own since the death of her parents and the rejection of her family. The clairvoyant dreams that have plagued her since her childhood force her into a solitary existence.
Tempers flare and the battle between duty and desire ignites when their two worlds collide on a life changing cold winter night. Tessa’s heart hangs in the balance. Griffin is the only one who can tip the scales. Will his good intentions and love for Tessa be enough? 

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Futures & Frosting by Tara Sivec

Don't miss the sequel to the single best book I've ever read. Ever. Now available, and stealing my breath! 



A review of the rules for reading anything by the amazeballs Tara Sivec:


1. Wear a panty-liner, or adult diaper depending on how often you do kegals. You WILL piss yourself!
2. Grab a notebook, pen, and highlighter. You WILL find yourself repeatedly wanting to jot down a slew of the most ass-tastic one-liners you've ever heard.
3. Grab a friend. Trust me.. reading this together is far better than the way I did it, which included me texting my bff every five fucking minutes, with an update or funny quote!
4. Set your alarm clock BEFORE you start reading. Otherwise, you'll find yourself barely able to keep your eyes open at 4am, yet unable to pry your kindle from your cramped fingers and the next thing you know, you're kids have missed the bus on the first fucking day of school.
5. Buy batteries and chocolate. You'll thank me for that later, I PROMISE!!!!

And finally....The single, most important rule of reading Seduction and Snacks...
Share the love! Had a fellow blogger not turned me onto my new bible, I would have missed out on the read of a life-time. Share the word. Post links. Like Tara Sivec on facebook and for God's sake... leave a review, will ya???


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION 

Carter, Claire and Gavin have formed the perfect little family. Their friends are getting married and everyone is growing up, maturing and ready to face the future. Or are they? 

From bachelorette party hell, porn addictions, dinner roll baseball and botched wedding proposals to finding out everyone's extended family is chock full of crazy, Carter and Claire begin to question the strength of the ties that bind them. Unfortunately, these ties have nothing to do with fuzzy handcuffs and everything to do with the mounting differences between them. 

Will their friends make a mess of things with their inappropriate comments and need to know everything, or will they convince the couple that happily-ever-after sometimes really can start with beer pong?

WARNING: CONTAINS SEX, DRUGS AND ROCK N ROLL. Wait, no. Just sex and drugs. And boose and filthy language. Do not read if you have no sense of humor.








       


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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Hott guys read, too!

Is it me, or are they MORE attractive because they're reading? A little? Well, maybe it's just the muscle + book combo?? 

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Friday, August 31, 2012

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Blurb: She'll have to believe the unbelievable to survive.

 The doctors have told Kay that she will die before she reaches her eighteenth birthday. Her mother’s determination to save her life leads them to a move outside of Asheville, NC to a new set of cancer specialists in the hopes to help her. But it’s not what Kay and her Mom find in the doctor’s offices in Asheville that lead them on the journey to save her before time runs out. It’s what Kay finds in the woods outside of Asheville, and an inhumanly gorgeous guy named Ryan, instead.
 Myths and fairy tales come to life before Kay’s eyes, bringing her closer to the ultimate cure if she can stay alive long enough to get there. And if the cancer doesn’t kill her before she finds the cure the secrets her mother has hidden from her may be the beginning of the end.
Can she reach her destiny before tragedy strikes?


Excerpt 

All I could think was that if I concentrated on cleaning his gash then maybe I wouldn’t make myself look like an idiot anymore. The concentrating helped because I could just feel his eyes on me. I wanted to ask him what he was thinking, or why he was staring, but I thought it was better to just stay quiet and clean his arm. I worked quickly and when I was done I looked up into his face with a somewhat steely determination not to make an ass out of myself anymore today. “Hey, you think you can handle it if we clean it off with alcohol. I bet it’s going to sting like a bitch, but I’m afraid it might get infected if we don’t.”
“Yeah, that’s fine.” He said as he concentrated on my face.
“Are you sure? Because a cut like that, I bet it’s going to hurt. Like hurt a lot.” I inwardly debated if he was trying to be brave, or if he was nuts enough that he just didn’t care. My bet was nuts.
Ryan put on a confident face and said, “I think I can handle it. But if it makes you feel any better I promise I won’t scream like a little girl.” 
Well at least I could go get the alcohol without feeling like I hadn’t warned him properly. “Ok, wait here. I’ll go get the alcohol out of the bathroom, and I’ll be right back.” I headed out of the kitchen and turned right down the hall towards that bathroom. I snagged it out from underneath the bathroom sink cabinet and hurried back to the kitchen because some part of my brain still couldn’t believe that there was an exceptionally hot half naked guy in my kitchen. But sure enough I rounded the corner and he was still standing there waiting for me. “So, do you want me to like pat it on with the rag or…”
“No just pour it straight into the wound. That’s the best way to avoid any infection.” And with that comment he positioned his arm over the sink so that we wouldn’t make a mess. I just shook my head. He really was nuts.
“I’m betting twenty bucks you scream like a girl.” I chided.
“And I’m betting a date with you that I won’t scream like a girl.” He stared intently at my shocked face with a cocky little grin as I absorbed his comment in.
“Ok.” Really? I thought to myself. That’s all you can come up with is ‘ok’? He’ll think you’re oh so smooth now. In fact, I’m sure I just won the ‘smooth award’ somewhere.
I shook my head and gingerly started to pour the alcohol into the gash that ran nearly from his shoulder to right above his elbow. As I braced myself for the scream that I was sure he had coming, when the alcohol hit his wound he gasped from the pain and then snapped his jaw shut. His face became clenched and contorted from pain and his entire body literally locked up in a spasm of sorts. Jerking the bottle upright and setting it on the kitchen counter; I stared into his distorted face. He was in so much pain that I had absolutely no idea how he was not screaming. His body shuddered and then I saw where there were beads of sweat on his forehead that started trickling down his face.
I inadvertently took a step back from him afraid that he was going to crack and instead of screaming throw a punch or something. Then the strangest thing happened; I felt a blast of hot air that was strong enough to lift my hair a little as if it was in a breeze and then there was a rich smell of some kind of flowers I couldn’t identify that practically engulfed my senses. My body started tingling in response to something, and I felt a flash of heat ripple through me. Then as quickly as it had started, it was over. I looked around my house somewhat wildly for a minute trying to figure out what just happened. “What was that? Ryan did you feel that?”
“Feel what Kay? The alcohol burning the crap out of my arm. Yes, I most certainly felt that.” He was looking at me somewhat analytically, and I thought that maybe he was thinking that I belonged in the loony farm or something.
I was seriously going to have to reread the side effects of that new medication I was on. Maybe I was having hallucinations? But it felt so real. In fact, my body was still humming with something that I couldn’t place.
“Right, you’re right. It must have been the heater coming on or something. I just wonder when my mom got that smelly thing. It has such a strong smell of some kind of flower.” I started scanning the wall outlets for an air freshener plug in and then the counters for some kind of new smelly candle. Nothing. There had to be an explanation for it. The hot air came on and hit whatever air freshener Mom had put out, right?
“Kay, are you all right?” The way Ryan was watching me now I was obviously never getting that date. What a freak he must think I am.
“Yeah, yeah. I’m fine. Sorry, I guess I’m a little out of it today. How’s your arm? I guess we should wrap it up now.” I reached for the ace bandage and shook my head to clear the crazy fog that was still in there. I glanced up into Ryan’s face before I touched his arm just to make sure that he was ok with me trying to take care of him.
He must want me to stand, like, fifty feet back so he didn’t catch my crazy.



Author Bio:

Jessie Lane is the writing team of Crystal Leo and Melissa Pahl. The two sister-in-laws share a great love of breathtaking romance, cliff hanging suspense, and out-of-this-world characters that demand your attention or threaten to slap you around until you do pay attention to them. Because really, it is ALL about the characters. (They’re kind of megalomaniacs)
When not losing themselves in a story, they remember they have real lives. Crystal lives in Kentucky with her husband and two little girls who plot daily the many ways they can drive their poor mother crazy. At the end of the day, Crystal calls Melissa and threatens to ship her two nieces to their favorite Aunt with lots of air holes punched through their box. Melissa answers Crystal’s crazed calls in Washington state where she lives with her husband and big furry baby of a Rottweiler named Yuffie, and reminds her that children are not shippable.
This is their first novel, but they are all geared up and excited to be releasing other projects soon!






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