Release Day Blitz/ Ghost by Nicole James

 

Ghost

Synopsis:
Ghost has been living his life under one rule…never fall in love, never get too close, never get tied down to just one woman. Focusing solely on his club, he is able to remain unattached and free…. until a girl from his past is dropped in his lap. She was a line he swore he’d never cross. And now, in order to obtain an alliance his club needs, he’s forced to use her in ways he’d never imagined.

She needs his protection, and she’s the one woman he can’t refuse.
When Ghost finds himself unable to keep his distance from her, will he be able to push his feelings aside and use her as a pawn for the attainment of his club’s goals? Or will he put the club and their lives at risk to follow his heart?

When lies and secrets come between them, can they overcome everything to find their own piece of heaven?

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GhostNicoleJamesAbout the Author

Nicole James grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. As a child, she wrote her first book, Charlie the Firefly, at the age of eight. Her mother knew long before she did that she would someday become an author. Growing up, she spent many happy weekends and summers in Michigan at a cabin on a lake. Winters, she loved to ski. As an adult, Nicole has traveled all over the West and South. She has lived in Illinois, Arizona, Georgia and Alabama. She has a love of motorcycles, writing, reading and the beach. Her favorite city is New Orleans. She loves music of all kinds, but especially the blues. She has two wonderful sisters, two fabulous kids, one awesome son-in-law, and an adorable granddaughter

Cover Reveal/ The Trouble With Faking

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THE TROUBLE WITH FAKING
RELEASE DATE: NOVEMBER 27, 2014

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After a stupid miscommunication, everyone in Andi’s new res thinks she’s 
secretly dating Damien, boyfriend of resident queen bee Charlotte. Since 
the rumor’s already out there and refuses to be squashed, Andi and 
Damien decide to keep up the facade in the hopes of snagging the 
attention of the people they/really/want to be with. What could possibly 
go wrong?

Blog Tour/ The Luckiest

 

 

Once upon a time Mackenzie Phillips thought she’d found her happily ever after. She had married her high school sweetheart and had started her perfect family. But one tragic night Mac’s perfect life was ripped away from her, leaving her beautiful fairy tale existence in ruins.

When everything worth living for is suddenly taken from you, how do you keep going? People told her how lucky she was just to be alive after that night, but she didn’t agree.

Years passed with Mac living in a fog, until another unfortunate turn of events placed her world on its head once again. Now, still carrying the tender wounds of her past, this widow has to face the realities of life again.

Broken and truly alone, she must find work. In walks her new employer, Dean Johnson, a guy who is just broken enough himself, that she thinks he might actually be able to understand her. But Mac soon discovers that that bond with Dean may instead force her to face demons she isn’t yet ready to deal with.

**Contains mature material including language and sex.

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Excerpt:

I glance in, but the box is dark inside all of the tissue paper. My hands retrieve the first item. “Buckeyes!” I exclaim.

“I can see why she’s your best friend.” Dean leans on one elbow, watching me explore the contents one by one.

I reach in, continuing to pull out items—a black hair scarf with cherries, a pair of earrings from one of my favorite local jewelry designers in Cincinnati, Abbi Glines’s newest steamy romance. My cheeks go hot as Dean sees the cover, lifting his eyebrows.

“Well, I think that’s it,” I say, lifting the box, the sound of something shifting inside catching my attention. “Oh, there’s something else.”
I reach in, and as I do, I can feel Dean’s eyes locked on me. I feel something long and cool slip into my hand. Locking my fingers around it, I let the box fall away. Instantly, I see Dean straighten up, a half-cocked grin on his face.

Much to my horror, I look down to see a pink rubber penis-shaped device in my hand. I freeze, but my cheeks are on fire. All I can think about is the different ways I am going to torture Monica before I kill her.

“I can explain,” I begin. I’ll tell him she’s crazy—like actually certifiable.

He’s still grinning at me as he gives me a slight nod. He closes the gap between us even more.

“You know, I can help with that,” he offers, and I can’t help but wonder if he’s serious, or perhaps maybe I’m wishing.

“You think I’m that easy?” I hit the ball squarely back to him. I consider licking my lips, but worry that may be over the top. I’m looking directly at him, and damn, he’s incredible.

“A guy can hope.” He pauses, playfully lifting an eyebrow. “Can’t he?”
I grin. In fact, I can’t do anything but grin. He moves closer, and I glance down, realizing I’m still holding the device. My breath hitches, but he still moves closer. He’s facing me, never moving those gorgeous blue eyes away from me. He slides his arm around my waist, and as he presses himself against me, I’m sure I can feel an erection. This surprises me, and my hand releases the dildo, which falls to the floor with a thud.

“What’s wrong? Can’t contain your excitement around me?” he whispers, his breath warm on my neck, just below my ear.
My mouth is watering, my heartbeat quickens, and my head is now spinning. I pull back, the distance giving me a slight bit of clarity. The idea of this kind of pleasure is tempting. The bulge in his jeans tells me he is interested.

In an attempt to casually conceal the pink rubber shaft, I use the toe of my platform sandals to kick it under a nearby chair. Dean cocks a brow, his face shifts, and he laughs softly.

“What?” I shrug innocently.

“Did you just kick a dick under a chair?” He’s still laughing.

“Watch it, or I might make a habit of it.”

“Ouch,” he hisses, then winces, grabbing himself as if he were imagining the attack.

My eyes dart past his shoulder, where Storm is coming up the stairs. She has on her headphones, staring at the face of her phone. I nod my head at Dean, indicating we’re no longer alone. I shift, moving to walk past him. He grabs my hip, pulling me into his grasp.

“We’ll continue this later,” he promises. He takes my hand and leads me past Storm and out of the bus without a word. I wonder if she can tell what had been transpiring from the look on my face.

As we move around the side of the bus, I feel his hand shift to the small of my back. It’s like he knows all the places to touch me to drive me absolutely insane.

About The Author:

Connect with Wendy Owens:

Website/Twitter/Facebook/Goodreads

Wendy Owens is a writer, born in the small college town, Oxford Ohio. After attending Miami University, Wendy went onto a career in the visual arts. After several years of creating and selling her own artwork she gave her first love, writing, a try. It’s become a passion ever since. Wendy now happily spends her days writing the stories her characters guide her to tell, admitting even she doesn’t always know where that might lead. Her first series, The Guardians, is a YA fantasy series about angel and human hybrids.

Since then she has branched into NA Contemporary Romance and released titles to include Stubborn Love, Only In Dreams, and Do Anything. Her next romance, The Luckiest is scheduled to be released in July 2014.

When she’s not writing, this dog lover can be found spending time with her tech geek husband, their three amazing kids, and two pups. She loves to cook and is a film fanatic.

For more info on Wendy’s young adult fiction visit http://wendy-owens.com/
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Review/ I Know Lucy

by Melissa Pearl

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Title: I Know Lucy
Series: The Fugitive Series Book 1
Author: Melissa Pearl
Pub Date: April 2014
Publisher: Evatopia Press
Pages: 272

Source: I received an ebook from Mark My Words Book Publicity.

About the book:

Lucy Tate is on the run. After witnessing the brutal murder of her parents, she’s spent five years in hiding — taking on different personas and faking her way through life. The authorities can’t be trusted, so she remains in the shadows, always one beat ahead of the man who is forever hunting her. That is, until she meets Zach Schultz, a senior at Monte Vista High and the one guy she can’t bear to leave. Suddenly her natural instincts to lie, cheat, and run are overshadowed by something else…the desire to stay and perhaps, love. It’s her one shot at a normal life. 

Curious by nature, Zach is immediately drawn to the new girl at school. How can a person look both confident and vulnerable all in the same moment? Determined to figure Lucy out, he sets out to unravel the mystery that is her and soon finds himself caught up in a cat and mouse game. For the first time in his life he is faced with the reality that the truth can no longer set him free…if anything, it’s going to get him killed. 

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I knew right away after reading the synopsis of this book that I wanted to read it. I am going to say that this is probably one of my favorite reads of 2014 to date. Yes its that good. If I used a rating system I would have to say its 10+. I love the storyline, I loved the characters and I loved the authors writing.

I Know Lucy is told in the point of view of Zach who does the story telling in present day and Lucy who does the story from the time of the murder . Each chapter indicates who is telling the story which makes it so much easier from the get go. I didn’t think I would like the back and forth of the book but I have to say that it added to the book because like Zach we were wanting to find out more about Lucy.

I read I Know Lucy in two nights and probably if I had allowed myself I would have read it in one sitting. Right from the first page its non stop action and page turning. Which I love in books.

I Know Lucy opens up with Lucy being a happy go lucky thirteen year old girl. She lives in a nice house and has two loving parents and Lucy’s life couldn’t get any better until one night when there is a knock on the door and her mother goes to answer it. Her father knows that this isn’t good and tells Lucy to go and hide. Before Lucy knows it her life is going to change drastically. Both of her parents are brutally murdered and she knows that if she doesn’t leave then and there she is next.

With no where to run to because she knows the killer knows all about her and her family and she doesn’t want to risk the ones she loves, Lucy runs and doesn’t stop. Along the way she steals what she can to survive.

Over the years Lucy has developed many different looks and identities to protect herself and to stay under the radar because she never knows when it will be over. She has learned from the beginning that you can’t trust anyone and no one will have your back but you. All that is about to change when she meets Zach.

I have to say that I love Zach. For some reason you think he is this dorky kind of guy who is everyone’s friend and we are probably right but I have to say that this is the kind of guy I love…I am sure if I went to school with him I would totally be crushing on him.

Zach is curious about Lucy and he knows there is more to her then meets the eye. Will he be able to get Lucy to trust someone again or will she completely push him away and run?

If your looking for a really good suspense book that will keep you on the edge of your seat and make you want to turn pages and not sleep then I highly suggest this.

I can’t wait to see what is next in this series.

 

Blog Tour/ Found In You

Twenty-three-year-old Camryn Singer never imagined that she would return to the place where she lost everything. To grant a dying wish, she moves back to the small Jersey beach town where she grew up, hoping to somehow find the missing pieces of her life. Determined to keep her wounds unopened and her heart guarded, she instead slams head-first into Cole Stevens.
Sexy surfer Cole has always used the waves to numb the pain of his past. But when he runs into Camryn on the beach one day, he wants nothing more than for her to heal his scars and light the spark back in his life.
Will Camryn and Cole be ripped apart when the ghosts from their pasts come back to life, or will they discover that it’s not until you’re lost, that you can be found?
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About The Author


I am a middle school teacher who recently traded in my chalk for a laptop to follow my dream of writing contemporary romance novels. I live with my husband and two daughters in the suburbs of Philadelphia.When I’m not writing, I spend my time reading and relaxing with my family at my home-away-from-home, the Jersey shore.

After I graduated from Villanova University in 2003, I never imagined my path would lead me in this direction. Writing was a hobby, an outlet for me to live in a world of happily ever after. Now as I watch my dream become a reality, I believe that happy endings do exist.

I waved from the porch, watching the U-Haul disappear down the dark beach road, knowing that my two greatest friends would never feel the same loss as me as long as they were together. I wasn’t envious of what they had; I was just grateful they made room for Gavin and me in their lives. But I knew I’d have to find my own satisfaction in life, and my mom seemed so sure that whatever it was that I needed could only be found here.

I closed my eyes tightly and whispered, “Mom, maybe you could give me some hints along the way. I need the strength to move on without you here and not feel so… alone.”

I sighed knowing that loneliness waited for me to walk back through my front door. Although grateful for the strong feeling of my mom’s presence with us, I still felt broken without her. The nightmares would return tonight, of that I was sure. But how intense would they be now that I was back to the origin of my fears?

Review/ Here by Ella James

Title: Here
Author: Ella James
Pub Date: February 2012
Publisher: Barkley’s Books
Pages: 252

Source: I received an ebook from Mark My Words Book Publicity for review.

About the book:

Milo Mitchell’s life used to be charmed, but that was before her father died, she went a little crazy, and her best friends started acting more like strangers. One Saturday morning as she roams the land around her family’s Colorado wind farm, tagging deer for a project that used to be her father’s, Milo makes a big mistake: a dart from her stun-gun takes down a teenage guy.

Dressed in a Brinoi tux and armed with a perfectly starched handkerchief, the guy looks like a young James Bond – or some country’s missing, playboy prince. Trouble is, he could be either. Mr. Mystery has no idea who or where he is. Afraid her dart caused his amnesia, Milo takes him in, names him Nick, and tries to get used to a hot guy sharing her bedroom.

But Milo’s Nick is more than he appears. Soon the pair find his face in a newspaper obituary, and Nick beings to have memories of Milo – who is sure she’s never met him. If ‘Nick’ survived a plunge off a steep cliffside on his way to a family camping trip, why did Milo find him dozens of miles away, wearing a freshly pressed tuxedo? If he’s just a high-school athlete, why does he have moves like Jason Bourne? And why does he feel more for her than his surviving family?

When a train of black SUVs shows up on Mitchell property, Nick and Milo run – toward a shocking conclusion that could destroy both their worlds.

Personally one of the best things about being a part of a book tour, cover reveal, book blitz etc is discovering so many great books and authors that you probably wouldn’t discover other wise.

I quickly want to thank Rachel and Mark My Words Book Publicity for allowing me to be one of their tour hosts. Since recently joining them I have discovered so many fantastic books. As a book blogger you know there isn’t enough time to read each and every book so I am happy that I can share with you cover reveals, book blitz’s, book tours and even some of my reviews. Perhaps one of these books will make you want to read them.

Anyways enough rambling and onto my review of Ella James’s book Here. Ella Jame’s is a new to me author and has several books out already. When I first got the email to be a part of this tour I quickly hopped on because the book sounds so good. Doesn’t it sound like it will be a page turner?

I have to start off by saying that I really like the cover. I think its different.

One of the great things about discovering a new author is that you have no idea what their books are like until you read them and I was so happy that I decided to take the chance and read Hidden. I really really enjoyed the book and can’t wait to read her other books.

It was a pretty quick read and I read it over the course of a few nights in bed. I love a book that instantly sucks you in and takes you on one exciting never ending ride. This book did that and I was literally unable to put the book down, actually it was my iPad. Did I tell you it ends in a cliff hanger? Yes it does and all I have to say is bring on Trapped.

Here begins with Milo having a sleep over with some friends. She seems like your typical girl but we soon discover that she isn’t your typical teenager. Two years ago her dad died. You can see still to this day his death has made a huge impact of Milo’s life. Her mother has been super busy running the family business and I think that Milo takes advantage of the situation and forges her mother’s name that will allow Milo to continue tagging the deer like her father did in the past.

In what seems like a normal day to Milo out tagging deer quickly changes when a freakish storm hits. Milo thinks she hit a fawn with the dart but sees its a pretty cute boy all dressed up in a tuxedo. She is freaked out and this young man has no idea who he is, where he is or how he got there but what was freaky was that he knew exactly what drugs were in the dart. How weird is that?

With an introduction like that you know you have to read to find out the who, what, when and the where to this story. I know I had to find out.

Milo has taken it upon herself to name this mysterious guy Nick. As the book progress we eventually learn that his real name is Gabe and he went missing after his parents accident. He was the lone survivor. There is clearly more then meets the eye and one that makes you want to read further. Lets just say its you better buckle up its going to be a bumpy ride.

I don’t want to give away too much of the book because I can so I will leave you with this, if your lookinf gor a fun new exciting series to read then I highly recommend this one.

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Alchemy Blog Tour

 

Exclusive Teaser:
Dr. Child said he threw my rocks in the pond,” I said.
Sam looked at me blankly. “Why would he go to all the trouble of stealing a bag of rocks from you, just to throw them into the pond?”
 
I don’t know,” I said. “But what if he did? They just look like common, everyday rocks. How will I be able to tell them apart from all the other rocks?”
 
Both Sam and Sebastian gave me an odd look when I said that. Finally, Sam said, “They are just common, everyday rocks, Ana. Aren’t they?”
 
I didn’t quite know what to say to that. Of course they are just normal rocks. But they were my rocks. Dr. Child had no right to take them from me. I realized I was blinking back tears as I said, “Yeah. But if Dr. Child had something of yours from before you came here, even if it was just something other people thought was stupid, wouldn’t you want it back?” Sam nodded, and then elbowed Sebastian in the ribs. Sebastian said, “We’ll go to the pond and help you look for them after breakfast.”
 
Then Juliette walked in. Sam noticed her first, and gaped. I turned to see what he was looking at, and stared too. Juliette looked beautiful. I can’t put my finger on what was different about her. I know she’s been running lately, and I’ll tell you, I think I might join her from now on. But it wasn’t just that. Finally I figured out what it was — for the first time since I’ve met her, she looked completely well-rested. She almost sparkled. It made me wish I’d gotten up earlier to at least take a shower.
 
Sam, who usually can’t shut up, didn’t seem to know what to say, and Sebastian seemed lost in his own gloom, so finally I said, “You look great, Juliette. Kind of Blue has been good to you.”
 
She smiled — an honest to goodness smile, and said, “That trumpet, Ana — you’re going to love it. We’ll get speakers and blast it all night long and you’ll sleep like a baby. Nightmares can’t stand trumpets.”
 
Oh no. Neither can I. I had a sudden flashback to the night I kept my family up all night listening to Beyond Breathing. I didn’t sleep a wink that night, and somehow I don’t think Miles Davis is going to be magically different.
 
I plastered a smile on my face, and we all drifted into a melancholy silence. After breakfast, we headed to the pond to look for my rocks. We walked along the bank of the lake for a few minutes, and I didn’t see any little piles of rocks that might have been mine. All the rocks were granite, and there weren’t many of them. It was mostly just mud.
 
You know he was probably lying,” Sam said, after a few minutes. He and Sebastian had taken off their shoes, and were about to wade in, which was a foolhardy thing to do. The water was freezing, and the air wasn’t much warmer. Still, I didn’t tell them to stop. I should have, but I didn’t.
 
I know,” I said with a sigh. I took off my own shoes and was about to take the first step into the water, when I saw James emerging out of the woods. The trees were bare, and he kicked up leaves as he strolled toward us.
 
What are you doing?” he asked.
 
Being crazy,” I said. There’s no way I could explain why those rocks meant so much to me.
 
He didn’t press the matter. Instead he stood next to me and looked out at the water. Sam, Seb, and Juliette seemed determined for me to take the first step into the water, and they sat down to wait for me. Sebastian looked thunderous.
 
This is a beautiful pond in the summertime,” James said. “A little buggy, of course, but beautiful. There are even ducks. And frogs on the lily pads…” his voice trailed off, and he turned to look at me.
 
I couldn’t have said why, but at that moment, it felt like we were completely alone. “I love lily pads,” I said, and my voice faltered. “The flowers…”
 
…smell like lemon,” he said, his eyes searching my face. For some reason, I shivered as we both nodded.
 
With a whoop, Sebastian catapulted into the pond, and came up dripping wet and muddy. It was so unlike his usual serious nature that I couldn’t help myself. I started to laugh, and the moment was broken.
 
It’s freezing!” Sebastian shouted, and then Sam and Juliette were in the water too. What else could I do? I took a step toward them, and when I turned to look at James, he was disappearing back into the woods.
 
I’m warming it up,” Sam called, as I dipped my toe in the water, and, in a circle around him, steam rose off the surface of the lake.
 
Juliette knocked him on the back of his head. “You’re going to kill the fish,” she snapped. By this point, I was up to my knees, and my whole body was already shaking with the cold.
 
There are fish in here?” Sam shrieked, as though he and James hadn’t been swimming in that very pond a dozen times. He spun in a circle. “Something just brushed past my leg,” he said. “I’m getting out.
 
No, you’re not,” Juliette said, and pulled him until he fell with a splash, and then she jumped on him, and pushed his head under the water. He came up spluttering and laughing, and pretty soon Juliette had gone under the water too.
 
We never did find my rocks.
 
 

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Schedule:
 
January 20th

Books Over Reality
Forget About TV, Grab A Book!
Suzy Turner, YA Author

January 22nd
Here Is Some Of What I Read
A Book Addict’s Bookshelves
Worlds of Words
Painted Words

January 23rd
Penny For Them
Our Wolves Den
Wicca 4 Witch Book Blog
Sapphyria’s Book Reviews
Bound 4 Escape

January 24th
The One with the Fairy Tales
Works of Fiction

January 25th
Once Upon a YA Book
Howling Books and Design

January 26th
Books and Their Wordly Realms
In Libris Veritas

January 27th
The Girl Bookaholic
The Passionate Bookworms

January 28th
Hooked in a Book
Discover Words

January 29th
Dalene’s Book Reviews
Deal Sharing Aunt

January 30th
Perks of Being A Book Nerd
Mythical Books

January 31st
Cindy’s Love of Books

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