What’s On Yours? Episode #5

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Hi Everyone. I am happy to announce that our fifth weekly episode of What’s On Yours is now up. I hope you will take the time to go and watch it/subscribe to our channel. All you have to do is click on the banner and it will take you to YouTube so that you can watch it.

What do you think?

Now I have something fun and exciting to ask you, you would like to be a part of our show? We are looking for bloggers, authors, publishing reps, book tour companies to be a part of the show. If you are interested please leave a comment in this post with a way for me to contact you or you can go through the Contact Me form on my blog  (if you click on Contact Me it will take you to the form).

I hope you enjoy the show and please let me know what you think of it?

Early Review/ Expose Me (Fifth Avenue Blog Tour)

Early Review/ Expose Me (Fifth Avenue Blog Tour)Expose Me by Kate Hewitt
Published by Harlequin on 2014-08-01
Pages: 264
Source: ARC From Publisher
Goodreads
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance

TEN YEARS AGO ONE DEVASTATING NIGHT CHANGED EVERYTHING FOR AUSTIN, HUNTER AND ALEX. NOW THEY MUST EACH PLAY THEIR PART IN THE REVENGE AGAINST THE ONE MAN WHO RUINED IT ALL.

With ruthless determination, Alex Diaz has risen up from his deprived roots to become the head of a global media empire. But he has one last thing to achieve…avenge his friend by destroying the man responsible for her death, Jason Treffen. With stunning talk-show host Chelsea Maxwell about to interview Treffen live on TV, this is Alex's chance.

He'll use her show to exact a very public revenge—and seducing Chelsea, if needed, would certainly be no hardship. But he underestimates Chelsea and the attraction between them, and as their relationship deepens, Alex realizes that to annihilate Treffen could also shatter the life that Chelsea has built to protect herself….

I received this book for free from publisher/pr firm in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This is the last book in the Fifth Avenue Trilogy. This has been a really fun series to read and I am a little sad that it has/is ending.

One of the good things about reading this series is, its exposed me (to pun intended) to three different authors and their books that I might not have been exposed to since I don’t read alot of romance books.

I should let you know that Expose Me won’t be available to purchase until the end of July. I was graciously provided and ARC of the book for my honest and sincere review as part of the tour for this series.

Expose me is about Alex and how he plans to bring down Jason for what he has done to Katy and he is determined to make Jason pay for all that he has done.

I loved Alex because he wasn’t born rich like his friends were and he basically crawled his way to like his wealthy friends. Alex is now a famous journalist and is the head a  global media company. He worked hard to get where he is today.

When Alex finds out that Jason will be interviewed by talk show host Chelsea, Alex takes it upon himself to seduce Chelsea. Thinking what better way to get his revenge then publicly in front a nation full of viewers. Sounds like a revenge plan to me. He will do anything to make sure Jason even if it means sleeping with Chelsea. Will he have to go that far?

One thing I liked about Chelsea was that you she didn’t take Alex’s word and he literally had to get proof before she would even think about helping him. Will Alex find the proof that she needs?

When Chelsea meets with Jason to go over the interview she is forced to sign a document stating she was only allowed to ask certain questions. I think Chelsea is beginning to realize that Jason is hiding something and this is his way of making sure nothing comes of it. This blows Alex’s plan out the water because you can see that at this point he is starting to care about Chelsea and thinks about risking her career just for revenge.

I liked Chelsea and how there was more to her then meets the eye. She is like Alex and didn’t have it easy growing up and you can see she put up the walls around her to protect herself. She was okay with it being her secrets but when she is with Alex she thinks its time to finally let someone in. Will she tell Alex her secrets?

I just want to send out a huge thank you to Harlequin books for sending me all three copies in the Fifth Avenue Trilogy to read and review. Another huge thank you to Meryl L. Moss Media for reaching out to ask me if I would like to participate on this book tour and for the little gift bag you sent to me.

The gift bag was called the Summer Essentials and it was filled with all kinds of goodies.

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Inside the gift bag was:

  • Avenge Me by Maisey Yates
  • Kissing Elixiers All Natural Fresh Breath Mist in Cinnamint
  • Kissing Elixiers Looks Like Love Natural Lip Balm in Mint Vanilla
  • Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream in Natural Glow
  • Not Your Mother’s Beat The Heat Thermal Spray
  • Evian Facial Spray
  • Aromaflage botanical Fragrance & Insect Repellant
  • NYX Glam Lipstick in the shade Essential GLSA12
  • NYX Glam Shadow Stick in the shade GSS10 Vibrant Amethyst
  • NYX Love In Paris a 9 color Shadow Palette Je Ne Sais Quoi (LIP10)
    (shimmer & matte/ browns, silver, cream and plum shades)

 

Early Review/ Scandalize Me (Fifth Avenue Blog Tour)

Early Review/ Scandalize Me (Fifth Avenue Blog Tour)Scandalize Me by Caitlin Crews
Published by Harlequin on 2014-07-01
Pages: 272
Goodreads
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance

TEN YEARS AGO ONE DEVASTATING NIGHT CHANGED EVERYTHING FOR AUSTIN, HUNTER AND ALEX. NOW THEY MUST EACH PLAY THEIR PART IN THE REVENGE AGAINST THE ONE MAN WHO RUINED IT ALL.

Hunter Talbot Grant III, sports figure du jour, wealthy beyond measure and disreputable by choice, has cultivated a reputation that masks the shadows of his past. When the opportunity to ensure financial destruction for Jason Treffen arises, he can't refuse. But first he must shake off the woman sent to tame him!

Zoe Brook, PR agent extraordinaire, never fails to transform a tarnished star. And Hunter's no different. Except there's a catch. Beneath their scorching mutual attraction, Zoe has a secret—she's also been on the wrong side of Jason Treffen, and she has as much of a taste for revenge as Hunter does!

I received this book for free from publisher/pr firm in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Scandalize Me is the second book in the Fifth Avenue trilogy and this one is written by Caitlin Crews who is another new to me author who has written several other romance books.

It was on her site http://www.caitlincrews.com  that I noticed that the UK covers for this series is different from the US ones. The only difference is that on the bottom of the cover there is various scenes from NYC and I am honestly tempted to try and order them online just for that. Is that crazy of me?

I just want to let you know that Scandalize Me isn’t out yet and it won’t be released until June 24th. I was given an ARC of the book for my review today as part of the blog tour for this new series.

In Scandalize Me we meet Hunter. I think Hunter to date is the ultimate bad boy. He comes from a wealthy family but in his own means is wealthy himself. It was always thought that that he would end up running the family business but instead went the way of an NFL career. Hunter has moved back to NYC after being kicked out the NFL and is going through numerous lawsuits. Hunter is alone as he is estranged from his family and has basically pushed all his friends away. To get through life he has numbed himself and would prefer to keep it that way.

I think all this pain he has, has to deal with Sarah and her suicide. Sarah and Hunter use to date until she called it off and like any typical guy he thought the reason why she ended their relationship was because of another guy. This is probably where Sarah was in with  Jason. When Sarah tried to get Hunter to help her he ignored her and since that day this has been a burden on him. We all go through the what ifs right?

Just like in the previous book, a girl enters the scene and her name is Zoe. Her entering the scene is much different then the previous one because she has purposely hunted down Hunter. She lets him think that she is there to change is image but Hunter knows something isn’t right. Hunter is determined to keep things as is and feels that he isn’t worth saving or changing. But you can see gradually he is intrigued by her and wants to know what is really up.

Yes there is more to Zoe then Hunter realizes and what will he do when he finds out? Will Hunter and Zoe team up wot plot their revenge on Jason?

Review/ Avenge Me (Fifth Avenue Blog Tour)

Review/ Avenge Me (Fifth Avenue Blog Tour)Avenge Me by Maisey Yates
Published by Harlequin on 2014-06-01
Pages: 264
Goodreads
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance

TEN YEARS AGO ONE DEVASTATING NIGHT CHANGED EVERYTHING FOR AUSTIN, HUNTER AND ALEX. NOW THEY MUST EACH PLAY THEIR PART IN THE REVENGE AGAINST THE ONE MAN WHO RUINED IT ALL.

Austin Treffen was born into a world of privilege, but behind its gilded doors lies a corruption so sordid New York's elite would never believe it—especially as his infamous philanthropic father is at its core! With everything he believed in shattered, how can Austin take down his father—risking his family name and those he loves—without any proof?

Until one earth-shattering night with Katy Michaels unlocks not only their deepest, most passionate desires but also the key to bringing Jason Treffen's reign to an end. But with an intense sexual attraction that combines a heady mix of exquisite pleasure and sublime pain, will they satiate their thirst for revenge and each other…or lose themselves forever in the darkness?

I received this book for free from publisher/pr firm in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

If you are a every day reader of my blog you know that I don’t read alot of romance books and honestly for me its not a genre I read alot of and that is a personal choice but every once in awhile there is that one romance book that I really want to read and I do.

This is the case today, tomorrow and Wednesday when I will be reviewing all three books in the Fifth Avenue series that is being released by Harlequin in June, July and August.

With this trilogy there is three different authors writing each characters story but they are all connected. How do I feel about that well you will just have to wait till I finish the series. I am actually kind of happy that I am on this tour because I don’t have to wait until August to share my thoughts on that with you.

When I first got asked to be a part of the tour I quickly hopped on board because they all take place in my absolute favorite city…..New York City. After reading Avenge Me I quickly missed NYC and it makes me yearn to go back very soon. Sadly I don’t think May 2015 will come fast enough.

When I went looking to to see if Maisey wrote any other books I noticed that she wrote the prequel Take Me. Take Me tells the story  before the trilogy starts. Its currently available for free in the kindle store. Now do you have to read this before the series probably not but for me its always a must only because I like to know as much as I can from the characters.

So before doing this review I have never read anything by Maisey so its nice to go into a book with a clean slate with no expectations. Well let me say once I started reading her books I was quickly impressed and really enjoyed reading her stories.

This was a pretty quick read and I managed to read it pretty much in one sitting with a span of a few hours.

In Avenge Me (book one) we meet Austin Treffen. He is a very successful business man and lawyer. He comes from a very wealthy family and he has worked hard for his own wealth. Looking at Austin you think he has the world by the neck but on the inside he is struggling with the the past. Ten years ago one of his very best friends committed suicide and he didn’t do all that he should have done at the time. The worst part the person he looked up to and admired is the person responsible.

Ten years ago Austin was a spoiled rich boy who only cared about himself and he was one of the biggest playboys back then. When his friend, Sarah came to him with her problems and needed help be basically didn’t give a damn. It was all about him and no one else which I think is typical with most young people right?

Well fast forward ten years later Austin discovers that his father, Jason, who is also a very successful lawyer and a big advocate for abused women is actually the one behind Sarah’s death. On the outside he is this great man who is doing all that he can for people and these abused women. He was too good to be true in my opinion but then we learn his deep dark secrets. Can you imagine what it could be?

I wanted to put myself in the book and shot the father because I disliked him with a passion. How can someone who claims to be a big advocate for abused women abuse women? When Austin discovers this it makes him sick to his stomach and he has  sworn he will do anything and everything to make sure his father pays for what he has done.

Enter Katy. A very beautiful girl who has an instant attraction with Austin. Katy had the exact opposite up bringing to Austin. So you can see why Katy wants to avenge her sister’s suicide. At first Katy  and Austin have no clue how each one is tied to the other and when they find out, will that change anything or just bring them closer?

I am looking forward to seeing  how this storyline will play out over the next two books.

Has anyone else read this book?