fredag 28 augusti 2015

Blitz Post: Moment in Time



Book & Author Details:

Moment in Time by Lisa Mondello 
(Summer House, #1) 
Publication date: June 26th 2015 
Genres: New Adult, Romance

Synopsis:
This summer isn’t about dying. It’s about living. Jenna Traynor has been given her life back. After two years of chemo and missing out on college life, she is in remission. Spending the summer working on Nantucket Island is a good place to start life again. Hot guys everywhere, fun times at the clubs, long walks on the beach and beautiful sunrises and sunsets over the ocean from her back porch. Living life again was the plan. And then she met Bobby…
On leave from the military, Bobby Callahan needs one thing: a quiet beach to run and train so his leg will get strong enough for him to return to his post. For the past three years the only thing that made him get out of bed was the military. He’d joined the service to get away from sympathetic eyes and worried faces. He didn’t count on meeting a girl like Jenna whose thirst for life made him break out of the walls he’d so carefully constructed around himself. And once he realized she had his heart, he knew he never wanted to let her go. And then fate stepped in…
This series is a New Adult College Romance series that contains sexual situations that are graphic and explicit and not intended for readers under 18 years old.


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AUTHOR BIO:

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's not retiring! 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 book The Knight and Maggie's Baby is a New York Times Bestseller. Her popular series includes TEXAS HEARTS, DAKOTA HEARTS, Fate with a Helping Hand and the new SUMMER HOUSE series. 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 Books of 2012. You can find more information about Lisa Mondello at lisamondello.blogspot.com and sign up for her newsletter to receive new release information at http://eepurl.com/xhxO5

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Excerpt:

I pick up a piece of smooth glass from the sand and then throw it back into the ocean.  “What about you?  Were you crushing on any male nurses or doctors?”
“No,” she says.  The sound of her voice is sad again, as if this broken heart had many breaks before hearing about Sissy.  “Sissy was very outspoken.  Her laughter made her so alive.  I can’t believe she’s really gone.”
“Are you going home?”
Jenna looks up at me and frowns.  “Home?  Why?”
“For the funeral.”
The way she shakes her head kind of makes me think the idea of her going to a funeral is crazy. 
“It’s funny how these things happen,” she says.  “Who knew that when we both pledged to never go to the others funeral that one of us would actually die.  We did, you know.  Make that pledge.  We wanted to focus on life, not losing life.”
She sighs and then kicks the white foam of the surf that rushes in with the coming high tide.
“That’s what this summer is all about for me.  I spent two years scared to death about dying.  I want to live.  I want to feel.  I don’t care how crazy it seems.”
“Is that what the other night was about?” I ask.
She cocks her head to one side and gives me an awkward grin.  “Sorry about that.”
“You grabbed my dick.”
“Yeah, I did that, didn’t I?  I guess I was trying to fit in all that living in one night.”  She chuckles and hides her face with her hand for a second. 
I like her smile, I decide.  I like her laughter even more.  When Jenna Traynor laughs, I can feel it.
“You’re making fun of me,” she says.
I hadn’t realized I’d chuckled until Jenna looked at me curiously.  But I guess I did.
“Admiring you.”
“The fact that I grabbed your dick?”
“Nah, that was just a bonus.”
She looks at me skeptically.  “Oh, is that what they call it these days?  You didn’t really seem interested.”
“You didn’t really mean it.”
“Are you sure about that?”  She winks at me and then smiles as her cheeks turn pink.

onsdag 26 augusti 2015

Blitz Post: Turn of the Moon



Book & Author Details:

Turn of the Moon by L.P. Dover 
(Royal Shifters – Standalone, #1) 
Publication date: August 26th 2015
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance, Suspense

Synopsis:
One girl. Two wolves. Promised to one. Destined for the other.
To escape the cruel, overbearing, Kade, the Yukon Pack alpha she’s been promised to, Bailey Whitehill flees her home in search of a new life, one of freedom where she can make her own choices. However, Kade will stop at nothing to make her his and begins the hunt.
As Bailey starts her new life, everything she’s known to be true, is not. Time is of the essence and choices have to be made or consequences suffered. Not only does Bailey fear Kade, but another danger lurks deep in the recesses of the forest. Unbeknownst to her, that danger is what she’s been searching for all along. At the turn of the moon, her fate hangs in the balance . . . and it’s up to her to make the right choice.


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AUTHOR BIO:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries. 

Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can't forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols. 

Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written over seventeen novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae. 


L.P. Dover is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.
You can find L.P. Dover here: 
www.lpdover.com
Email: authorlpdover@gmail.com
Twitter: @LPDover
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lpdover



måndag 10 augusti 2015

Cover Reveal: Live Me

BOOK & AUTHOR INFO:

Live Me ~ a Pieces of Broken novel by Celeste Grande
Publication date: November 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult













Synopsis:
Broken…
Shattered…
How can you begin to live again when you’ve already been forced to…die?
Evangelina Ricci is trapped in a world that’s a never-ending nightmare, a constant ache in which consumes her every breath. Unable to bear the torture any longer, she does the one thing she can to take back control.
Run.
With her best friend Jace in tow, Evangelina attempts to escape her darkened past by leaving for college and diving head first into an aggressive schedule, determined with everything she is to make a name for herself. There’s only one problem—she can’t run away from the demons she struggles with. The demons that’ll forever be there, locked inside, battering her soul. Hiding behind a flawless façade, Evangelina faces her ghosts until her world is turned upside down, invaded by…him.
Blake Turner. Sweet, witty, flirtatious and drop-dead gorgeous, he finds Evangelina at every turn. Scared he’ll uncover the truth she keeps so well guarded, Evangelina tries her best to put on her act, deterring him like she has so many times before—only this guy’s different. He’s relentless. Utterly, absolutely and completely relentless. He sees her and he wants her and won’t stop until she’s his.
Will Evangelina succeed in pushing Blake away? Or will he break down her walls and be the person to make her realize life is worth living?



AUTHOR BIO:
A New York workaholic, mommy and wife, Celeste Grande has always been a lover of words. From an early age, poetic words opened her heart, releasing her emotions through pen and paper.

Then she heard the shouting.

These characters were trapped souls in her head, screaming at her for release. Celeste quickly fell in love with the beautiful story she was being told and knew she had to share it with others.

Her first new adult romance novel, Live Me, will be released in 2015.


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Blitz Post: He's so fine








Book & Author Details:

He’s So Fine by Marie Mason
Publication date: August 4th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance

Synopsis:
Theirs was not a forbidden love…but was it a love never meant to be?
Cage knew he was bad. Bad to the bone. A cheesy description, but one that fit the underground fighter perfectly. He loved to fight, he loved to f***. Despite his reputation, he tried to stay away from trouble. He usually succeeded. Until the day trouble found him in the form of a curvy stepsister.
Abby Snow was a good girl. Straight A student, attending college on a scholarship and…a virgin. When her stepbrother is invited to the Hamptons for a true family vacation, Abby knew she was in for a summer of heartache. He was big and strong with a cocky attitude…he was so fine.


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AUTHOR BIO:
I love anything romance related - with a little heat thrown in. I love to read romance, write romance and my faviorite character - you got it - the alpha male. A rare breed that's making a come back in the wild.

I try to provide a story that makes you root for the heroine and even hiss at the hero every now and then until he gets his act together. My books contain some heavy heat, cause let's face it a woman wants a man who can't control his sexual urges to mate-with her, and only her.

I appreciate any comment or suggestion. Please email me at mariemasonwriter@yahoo.com about any thing, any time.

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fredag 7 augusti 2015

Blitz Post: Choosing Happiness

This entry is a part of Xpresso book Tours Blitz post
for the book Choosing Happiness.




Book & Author Details:

Choosing Happiness by Melissa Stevens 
Publication date: July 21st 2015 
Genres: Adult, Romance


Synopsis:
Jake and Andrea met once. When Andrea was in college, Jake came with her brother Ben who was visiting on leave from a deployment in Afghanistan. Now, years later, Jake gets a job in Ben’s home town to be close to his best friend. He hadn’t counted on Andrea. The attraction he’d felt then was still there. And this time he wasn’t headed back to a war zone where he could very well be killed.
Andrea is drawn to the man who calls Ben brother. Something about him speaks to her, but she’s not sure what. She falls into things head first, but when something makes her question how fast things are going she slams on the breaks. Can the two of them figure out what’s going on with them before it’s too late?


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AUTHOR BIO:
Melissa was born and raised in Arizona, she's spent her entire life living across the southern half of the state. She's found that, along with her husband and three children, she prefers the small towns and rural life to feeling packed into a city.

She started reading at a very young age, and her love for series started early, as the first real books she remembers reading is the Boxcar Children series by Gertrude Chandler Warner. Through the years she's found that there's little she won't read, and her tastes vary from westerns, to romance, to sci-fi / fantasy and Horror.

She's been writing since 2009, and enjoys nearly every minute of it.





Excerpt:
BOOM!
"Shit!" Andrea grabbed the steering wheel with both hands and carefully eased the vehicle onto the shoulder. "Damn, damn, damn!" She punctuated each word with a one fisted blow to the wheel.
Opening the door, she carefully stepped out of the car. The thin heels of her shoes sank into the gravel as she gingerly walked around the car to inspect the damage. Sure enough, she'd blown a tire.
She bent, balancing carefully on the balls of her feet and looked into the wheel well around the damaged tire. There didn’t appear to be any body damage, but she’d have to get the tire off to be sure. She stood and cautiously stepped back to the open driver’s door, she’d pulled far enough off the road that passing traffic wouldn’t hit her door, but that meant the blown tire was on the soft shoulder.
"Why now?" she asked the wind. "Why not when I'm wearing jeans and tennies? Or when I don't have somewhere I need to be?" She set the emergency break and had to turn back to flip the switch for the flashers before going to the back. Opening the back gate, she rolled up the carpet to get to where the jack was stored. After pulling it out she used the lug wrench to lower the spare from beneath the small SUV.
"Damn it all," she muttered, wishing she hadn't taken her gym bag into the house that morning. At least she would have had some way to protect her dress, not to mention shoes that would be easier to work in.
Freeing the spare, she grabbed the old blanket she kept in the back for emergencies and partially unfolded it before spreading it out next to the shredded tire. After retrieving the good tire and the jack, she kicked her heels off, preferring to work barefooted over trying to balance on the spikes.
She struggled for several minutes but managed to loosen the lug nuts so the tire wouldn't spin in the air if she tried to do it later. Once she had all the nuts loose, she bent low so she could see under the tilted frame, and placed the jack in the right spot.
Her head was still under the car when the pop of tires on gravel told her someone had pulled off the road behind her.
"Need some help?" A deep masculine voice asked as she pushed herself to her feet. When she saw him she stopped short for just a moment. Something about this man niggled the back of her mind, told her she'd seen him before. He was tall but not bulky and the snug fit of his t-shirt and jeans told her he was all muscle. Something about him called to her and made her stomach flip-flop. She couldn't help but smile as he approached wearing a friendly smile under his baseball cap as he offered his assistance.
"I'd appreciate it," she admitted. "Normally I'd have no trouble doing it myself but I'm not exactly dressed for the job." She spread her arms wide, showing off her turquoise dress. It was cut to flatter her thick frame, showing off all her curves well and stopping just above her knees.
"At least you had the sense to lose the heels." He took her place beside the car and bent to check the placement of the jack before he started lifting the car. "You already break the nuts?" He stopped and looked at her for a moment before the tire cleared the ground.
"Yes." She stepped back into her shoes and tried to stay out of the way as he finished changing her tire and put the blanket and damaged tire into the back of the vehicle. "Thanks so much." She extended one hand. "Can I get your name? I'd like to do something to thank you. This has been a huge help."
~~~
"It's really no problem. My name's Jake, Jake Walters." He took her offered hand and shook it. "But you don't have to do anything, it's always a pleasure to help a pretty lady, especially one dressed so nicely." He looked her up and down again, from the top of her head where her hair was pulled back in some elaborate style, down her curvy body, and well-shaped legs. He liked what he saw. She hadn’t changed much in the years since he’d first met her.
"Now I remember.” Her eyes widened and a smile bloomed across her face. "You're Ben’s friend. He brought you home with him on leave a few years ago."
"I am."
"You here for the wedding?"
"Yes and no. I’ll be there, but I've recently moved to the area."
"That's great.” A car blew past them on the road, barely slowing as it went by. “Look, I'm sorry to do this but I've got to go. I'm late already."
"No problem. I'm sure I'll see you around."
"You probably will. That tends to happen in a town this size."

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onsdag 5 augusti 2015

Recension: Stanna innan du går

Titel: Stanna innan du går
Serie: Stanna innan du går #1
Författare: Åsa Bonelli
Sidor: 250
Källa: Recensionsexemplar
Köp här: Adlibris | Bokus 
Genre: Feelgood, Roman, Chick Lit
Utgiven: 2015
Betyg: 5 av 5


Från bokens baksida:

Sol, saltstänkta klippor, tångdoftande havsluft och ett trähus på en kobbe strax utanför Möja i Stockholms skärgård. Hit drar Malin sig tillbaka för att läka det trasiga hjärta som exmannen plötsligt lämnade henne med. Här ska hon skriva på uppföljaren till sin roman och äntligen få återse gamla sommarvänner. Men inget blir som hon har tänkt sig.

Malin som alltid varit den duktiga flickan är någon man kan lita på. Som ansedd kulturrecensent och det nya stjärnskottet på den skönlitterära himlen har hon en del att leva upp till. Hon vet vad som krävs av henne och vad hon behöver göra för att behålla den status hon kämpat så hårt för att få.

Det tar bara fyra veckor innan hela tillvaron blir omkullkastad. Och hon vet att hon bara har sig själv att skylla och nu får stå sitt kast. En lång vänskap sätts på prov, förtroenden bryts och hemligheter som legat begravda i årtionden flyter upp till ytan.

Men det finns ingen återvändo för Malin när hon väl fattat beslutet att sätta sig själv i första rummet.

Mitt omdöme:

Denna boken har legat ett tag och väntat på att bli läst men jag har velat vänta tills det perfekta tillfället kom för att kunna ta till mig boken ordentligt. Det perfekta tillfället kom igår när vi skulle iväg och bada på en badplats där jag hellre ville sola och läsa då vi hade riktigt skönt väder.

Boken var riktigt bra och en perfekt bok att läsa nu när det var sommarväder. Det tog cirka 5 timmar att läsa ut den och det var en fantastisk läsupplevelse.

Redan från första sidan kände jag att detta var en bok jag skulle gilla och jag fastnade mycket för Malin speciellt vid "scenen" när hon håller i en flaska och är på ett hotellrum (mer vill jag inte avslöja). 
Alla händelser i boken är välskrivna och jag kände det som att jag fick vara en del av människorna där på den vackra skärgården.

Det är en riktigt bra sommarbok som man allra helst inte vill ska ta slut och på tal om slut, seriöst vilket slut på boken. Jag kände bara att jag behövde andra boken och det nu för jag ville fortsätta läsa om vad som skulle hända men tyvärr så har den inte kommit ut än då Bonelli håller på med den.

Bästa med boken förutom handlingen är hur Åsa Bonelli har lyckats så bra med sin första bok och att den får en till att få tillbaka läslusten :)

Rekommenderar för: Er som vill ha en riktig sommarbok, något att läsa för att få upp läslusten, gillar böcker i genren feelgood och chick lit. Detta är en bok som jag tror att alla gillar när dem läser den :)

Cover Reveal: Rival Dreams

BOOK & AUTHOR INFO:

Rival Dreams by Natalie Decker 
(Rival Love #3) 
Published by: Swoon Romance
Publication date: September 1st 2015 
Genres: Romance, Young Adult

Synopsis:
Skylar Fletcher and Caleb Morgan have been together for almost two years. On the surface, everything is great. Skylar is kicking major butt in swimming and has been offered the captain spot. Caleb is the top quarterback in the league. And even though their schedules can be a little hectic at times, they’ve always seem to make time for one another.
But once Caleb is approached by the NFL, his behavior turns odd. He flakes out on appointments to check out apartments and doesn’t call her on the nights when they’re apart.
Pro football has been Caleb’s dream since forever. But what kind of idiot asks a girl to drop everything so he can follow his dream? RIVAL DREAMS is the dramatic and heartwarming conclusion to Natalie Decker’s RIVAL LOVE series.




AUTHOR BIO:
Natalie Decker is the author of RIVAL LOVE series. She loves oceans, sunsets, sand between her toes, and carefree days. Her imagination is always going, which some find odd. But she believes in seeing the world in a different light at all times. Her first passion for writing started at age twelve when she had to write a poem for English class. However, seventh grade wasn’t her favorite time and books were her source of comfort. She took all college prep classes in High school, and attended the University of Akron. Although she studied Mathematics she never lost her passion for writing or her comfort in books. She’s a mean cook in the kitchen, loves her family and friends and her awesome dog infinity times infinity. If she’s not writing, reading, traveling, hanging out with her family and friends, then she’s off having an adventure. Because Natalie believes in a saying: Your life is your own journey, so make it amazing!

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måndag 3 augusti 2015

Cover Reveal: The Divide



This entry is a part of Xpresso book Tours Cover Reveal for
the second book in Secrets and Lies #2 by the author D'Ann Burrow.

BOOK & AUTHOR INFO:

The Divide by E.J. Mellow 
(Dreamland #2) 
Publication date: October 15th 2015
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult

Synopsis:
Molly finally uncovers the truth about the strange dreams that plagued her sanity for weeks. Now destined to accept a clandestine role, Molly must find the strength and courage buried deep to push forward and succeed.
With the help of Dev, the roguish blue-eyed man of her dreams—whose dark past resurfaces to haunt him—Molly prepares to test the limits of her newly awakened powers and set right a world on the edge of being consumed by nightmares.
But when an unknown shadow stalks her every step and a shocking revelation about her heritage comes to light, Molly may find herself forced to make a decision that could leave her alone in the dark and standing on the wrong side of a divide.
Don’t miss The Divide—the heart-thumping second installment in The Dreamland Series.



AUTHOR BIO:
E.J.Mellow is a new adult and fantasy writer who resides in Brooklyn, NY.  When she’s not busy moonlighting in the realm of make-believe, she can be found doodling, buried in a book (usually this one), or playing video games.

The Dreamer is the first book in her contemporary fantasy trilogy, The Dreamland Series.

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