Thursday, June 26, 2014

Tour Stop: Rusty Nailed by Alice Clayton

Title: Rusty Nailed
Author: Alice Clayton




In this sequel to Wallbanger, fan favorites Caroline Reynolds and Simon Parker negotiate the rollercoaster of their new relationship while house-sitting in Sausalito.

Playing house was never so much fun—or so confusing. With her boss on an extended honeymoon, Caroline’s working crazy-long hours to keep the interior design company running—especially since she’s also the lead designer for the renovation of a gorgeous old hotel. And with Simon, her hotshot photographer boyfriend, gallivanting all over the world for his job, the couple is heavy-duty into "absence makes the heart grow fonder" mode. No complaints about the great reunion sex, though!

Then a trip back east to his childhood home has Simon questioning his nomadic lifestyle. He decides to be home more. A lot more. And he wants Caroline home more, too. Though their friends’ romantic lives provide plenty of welcome distraction, eventually Caroline and Simon have to sort out their relationship. Sure, more togetherness is a good thing—but does less traveling and working have to mean the other extreme? Apple pie and picket fences? With this second book in the Cocktail series, USA TODAY bestselling author Alice Clayton delivers another delicious, frothy confection of a book, shaking up her characters, stirring in laugh-out-loud humor, and serving sizzling romance straight up!


Let me tell you this, I am so in love with Simon "Wallbanger". This book was fantastic and once again I found myself laughing out loud (maybe a few snorts) a lot. I have a huge girl crush on Alice Clayton, she writes some of the best characters. I think that is why I love her books so much. It's like the show Friends, where all the secondary characters are written so well and have their own personalities, they make the book that much better. 

Clive, can I just say that I want a cat just like him.

I'm so happy that Ms Clayton gave us more of Caroline and Simon. I really loved where she took this story. I will admit though, at times I wanted to slap Caroline and yell, "Girl, what are you thinking?" I mean come on, who wouldn't love to see Simon 24-7. He can come over with his hammer and fix my windows any day of the week. I think I may be a little obsessed with Simon. I want to marry him, have his babies, and maybe a cat or two of our own. If you think you loved Simon in Wallbanger, just wait until you read this book. 

Fans of Alice Clayton are going to love Rusty Nailed. It's freaking hilarious and sexy as hell. 
I give this book 5 Goldfish colored Stars! ~Jen 

About the Author

Novelist Alice Clayton makes her home in St. Louis where she enjoys gardening but not weeding, baking but not cleaning up after, and is trying desperately to get her long-time boyfriend to make her an honest woman--and please buy her a Bernese Mountain dog.
After working for years in the cosmetics industry as a makeup artist, esthetician, and educator, Alice picked up a pen (read laptop) for the first time at 33 to begin a new career: author. Having never written anything longer than a grocery list, she soon found writing to be the creative outlet she'd been missing since walking away from the theater 10 years before.
She has a great time combining her love of storytelling with a sense of silly, and she was shocked and awed to be nominated for a Goodreads Author award in 2010 for her debut novels, the first two installments of The Redhead Series--The Unidentified Redhead and The Redhead Revealed. Her latest novel Wallbanger is a return to her trademark comedic erotica, or funny smut, that Alice has become known for.
Additionally, Alice loves spending time with her besties on Not Your Mother's Podcast (check them out on iTunes) and has recently partnered with actor Greg Grunberg, blogger Brittany Gibbons, and actress Keili Lefkovitz on a new travel show that will begin filming in January.
Alice enjoys pickles, Bloody Marys, eight hours of sleep and a good pounding.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Cover Reveal: Not Yet by Laura Ward

I'm excited to share the cover for the upcoming Not Yet, by Laura Ward.

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Designer: Mae I Designs
Scheduled to Release: July 2014
Hosted by: Wordsmith Publicity

Emma Harris is learning that life is just a series of lessons.

Lesson #1: Nothing goes the way you plan.

Lesson #2: You can’t trust men. Especially not the pretty ones.

Lesson #3: Turns out, appearances are almost always deceiving.

Emma thinks she has life all figured out, and what she knows isn’t good. For years, she’s put her big sister, who was born with Down syndrome, first. Now Emma’s ready to start her own life, but fate has other plans. To do the right thing for the sister she loves, Emma’s dreams will just have to wait.

She doesn’t plan on meeting Landon — a rich, flirtatious jock, who never has to wait for anything. Not for attention, not for money, and certainly not for girls. Meeting Emma marks the first time in his life that he’s had to fight for something. And Landon doesn't know how to lose.

Emma has no interest in wasting her summer with a superficial guy like Landon. But very soon she realizes she is wrong about him. The question is, can she trust him? Or will he let her down like every other guy in her life? But most importantly, can Emma trust herself enough to live the life she's always dreamed of?

Life has a way of sneaking in the most important lessons when you aren't looking. And once the heart gets involved, that's when the real learning begins.


About Laura Ward
Laura  WardLaura Ward lives in Maryland with her loud and very loving three children and husband. She married her college sweetheart and is endlessly grateful for the support he has given her through all their years together, and especially toward her goal of writing books. When not changing diapers, driving to lacrosse practice, or checking spelling homework, Laura is writing or reading romance novels.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

COME TO ME SOFTLY by A.L. Jackson - Release Day Blitz - Review/Giveaway

Happy Release Day to A.L Jackson as we celebrate her new book Come to Me Softly!!
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Come to Me Quietly comes
a scorching new adult romance in the Closer to You series.
A second chance at life…
A second chance at love…
  Jared Holt never thought he deserved either—until he found both in the arms of Aly Moore. Aly has loved Jared for as long as she can remember, and she’s more than ready for the future they’re making together. But Jared can’t help remembering his own family. And he’ll never forgive himself for what happened to them. How can he allow himself the very happiness he once destroyed? To live a life worthy of Aly, Jared knows he has to stop running and finally put his past to rest. But when he decides to face his demons head on, he encounters more than he bargained for: a dangerous mix of jealousy, lies, and dishonest intentions. When those intentions threaten Aly, Jared loses all control, giving into the rage that earned him his bad boy reputation years before. And he’ll fight to protect her no matter what it costs…even if he destroys himself in the process.
*Enjoy the trailer created by the wonderful Becca the Bibliophile*

Be sure to join us for the Come to Me Softly Read Along Party! We’re kicking off the celebration on June 24th with a ton of prizes, then the read along begins. Daily prizes all the way up to grand prize on July 2nd!
Grand Prize: Coach Bag stuff with A.L. Jackson Goodies!

"The connection between us was so profound I was sure I'd been created from a tiny piece of his soul."

This book!! Oh my goodness, where to begin? I think I will start with telling you all how very much this author's writing touches me. I feel such a connection to Aly and Jared. The love these two have for each other feels so real. When one is in pain the other bleeds. They know what the other needs before the words are spoken.

After finishing CTMQ, I was hooked on this couple and their beautiful story. Jared, oh that sweet broken man. There is no way after reading this series that you won't fall in love with him too. He is so messed up inside yet he loves so deep that it will take your breathe away.

This book right here is the reason I love to read. When I find myself so caught up in a story that I can't breathe from the pain conveyed on the pages, I know that I have found a truly talented author.

I am not sure how A.L. will top this book but I can't wait to read Christopher's story and whatever else follows. This series is a must read and I give Come To Me Softly 5 stars!! ~Christy

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Grand Prize: Coach Bag, Kindle Paperwhite, and A.L. Jackson Swag
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Aleena Moore is content with her life. She has goals and dreams and an easy smile. She also has a secret she holds locked inside. Jared Holt believes he doesn’t deserve to love or be loved. He destroys everything he touches. Haunted by the mistake that shattered his life, he’s fled from the memory of that pain. Jared doesn’t know why he’s compelled to return, but finds himself drawn back to the place where it all began. The exact place where it ended. When he runs into his childhood best friend, Aleena’s older brother Christopher, he agrees to share Christopher and Aleena’s apartment while he looks for a place of his own. Aleena is no longer the little girl Jared remembers from his past and evokes feelings in him he never wanted to feel again. Terrified of destroying her, he fights to keep her away. But her touch is something he can’t resist—the touch that sealed his fate. Their pasts are intertwined and their futures uncertain. The only truths they know are the secrets they whisper in the night.
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A.L. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of Take This Regret and Lost to You, as well as other contemporary romance titles, including Pulled, When We Collide, If Forever Comes, and Come to Me Quietly. She first found a love for writing during her days as a young mother and college student. She filled the journals she carried with short stories and poems used as an emotional outlet for the difficulties and joys she found in day-to-day life. Years later, she shared a short story she’d been working on with her two closest friends and, with their encouragement, this story became her first full length novel. A.L. now spends her days writing in Southern Arizona where she lives with her husband and three children. Look for Come to Me Softly and When We Met: Behind Her Eyes coming soon.
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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Tour Stop: MENDED by Kim Karr

Title: Mended (Connections #3)
Author: Kim Karr



Always in control, Xander Wilde considered life on the road to be a perfect fit for him. But when disaster strikes on the Wilde Ones’ latest tour, fate intervenes…and a newly single Ivy Taylor, the only girl he has ever loved, steps back into his life.

After moving past her painful breakup with Xander years ago, Ivy was poised to become the next big name in pop music…when suddenly she withdrew from the limelight—the same day she announced her engagement to her controlling agent, Damon Wolf.

Xander knows he should keep his distance. But once they’re on the road, he can’t resist pursuing her for a second chance. Yet a jealous Damon can’t let her go—and he’s keeping dangerous secrets that could destroy them all. 

When the three of them come together, everything falls apart. But if Xander and Ivy can hold tight to the bond that connects them, they just might have a chance at reclaiming the powerful love they thought they had lost forever...

I am always so extremely excited when I get a new Kim Karr book. She writes characters that I just can't help but fall in love with and Xander was no exception. I think he may be the sweetest so far. The things he sacrificed for the people he loves was just heartbreaking.

There was so much going on and there were times when I thought  "Did I just read that right, WTF!!" Yes, there are a few things you won't see coming so pay attention. 

The connection between Xander and Ivy was intense and I got butterfly's every time they were in the same room together. Oh my, those Wilde boys make me swoon!!

Another great book by Kim Karr and I give Xander and Ivy's story 4.5 panty ripping stars!! ~Christy

About the author... 

I live in Florida with my husband and four kids. I've always had a love for reading books and writing. Being an English major in college, I wanted to teach at the college level but that was not to be. I went on to receive an MBA and became a project manager until quitting to raise my family. I currently work part-time with my husband and full-time embracing one of my biggest passions—writing. 

I wear a lot of hats! Writer, book-lover, wife, soccer-mom, taxi driver, and the all around go-to person of the family. However, I always find time to read. One of my favorite family outings use to be taking my kids to the bookstore or the library. Today, my oldest child is in college and my twins are juniors so they no longer go with me on these outings. And although I don't need to go to the actual store anymore because I have the greatest device ever invented—a Kindle, I still do. There's nothing like a paperback. So now my four year old and I make dates out of going to the bookstore--it's time I love and cherish.

I like to believe in soulmates, kindred spirits, true friends, and Happily-Ever-Afters. I love to drink champagne, listen to music, and hopes to always stay young at heart