Saturday, June 29, 2013

Turn the Page Favorites Vol 1

On our FB page, Tonya and I had started posting notes of all of our favorite series. I decided to make one big list for all of you with the author's website & purchase links.... Enjoy!!  ~Amy 


The Blackdagger Brotherhood          

by J.R. Ward

Dark Lover - Wrath
Lover Eternal - Rhage
Lover Awakened - Zsadist
Lover Revealed - Butch
Lover Unbound - Vishous
Lover Enshrined - Phury
The Black Dagger Brotherhood Insider's Guide
Lover Avenged - Rehvenge
Lover Mine - John Matthew
Lover Unleashed - Payne
Lover Reborn - Tohrment
Lover at Last - Qhuinn

The King - Wrath & Beth - March 2014


Midnight Breed by Lara Adrian 

Kiss of Midnight - Lucan
Kiss of Crimson - Dante
Midnight Awakening - Tegan
Midnight Rising - Rio
Veil of Midnight - Nikolia
Ashes of Midnight - Andreas
Shades of Midnight - Kade
Taken by Midnight - Brock
Deeper Than Midnight - Hunter
A taste of Midnight - ebook novella - Danika
Darker After Midnight - Chase
Edge of Dawn - Kira
Midnight Breed Companion




KGI by Maya Banks

The Darkest Hour
No Place to Run
Hidden Away
Whispers in the Dark
Echoes at Dawn
Softly at Sunrise - novella

Shades of Gray
Forged in Steele

After the Storm - Dec 31, 2013 


The Sweet Series by Maya Banks

links above 

Sweet Surrender
Sweet Persuasion
Sweet Seduction
Sweet Temptation
Sweet Possession
Sweet Addiction


Colter's Legacy by Maya Banks

links above

Colters' Woman - NOTE - this has 2 epilogue's one is Colters' Wife the other is Callie's Meadow
Colters' Lady
Colters' Daughter
Colters' Promise
Colters' Gift


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Come Together by Jessica Hawkins Preview

Come Together

The Cityscape Series #3
by ~ Jessica Hawkins

Release date: Sept 19, 2013

Come Together is the third and final installment of The Cityscape Series.
With a single decision, Olivia Germaine’s fantasy has become a reality. Now she is faced with two commitments: one she must make and one she must break. But in order to accept a love she never thought possible, Olivia will have to let go of the broken past that defines her - and of deeply-rooted fears that could ruin everything.

Everything is what David Dylan wants to give her, and it’s what he wants in return. He must prove to Olivia that despite his playboy ways, he’s worth leaving behind the stable future her husband can offer her. David is a man who always gets what he wants . . . but this time he may be fighting for something unattainable.

Can Olivia escape the past that threatens to consume her?

And can David break through to her before it does?

Additional information:

  • Genre: Adult Contemporary Fiction
  • Release date: September 19th, 2013
  • Cover Photo: © (please credit)
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  • Official Series Trailer:

    About the Author ~ 

    Jessica Hawkins grew up between the purple mountains and under the endless sun of Palm Springs, California. She studied international business at Arizona State University and has also lived in Costa Rica and New York City. Some of her favorite things include traveling, her dog Kimo, Scrabble, driving aimlessly and creating Top Five lists. She is the helpless victim of an overactive imagination that finds inspiration in music and tranquility in writing. Currently she resides wherever her head lands, which lately is the unexpected (but warm) keyboard of her trusty MacBook.

    Author Links:
    Author Blog:

    Come Together is the third and final installment of The Cityscape Series. The following links are for the first two books, Come Undone and Come Alive.

    The Cityscape Series Purchase Links:

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

**EXCLUSIVE** Frozen Secrets by W. S. Greer & GIVEAWAY

frozen secrets

by~ W. S. Greer 


Detective Jarrod Granger is a homicide detective with the Anchorage Police Department, investigating a slew of murders in the city. The killer is stabbing his victims 19 times each, and cutting out their tongues, and he has already struck three times. Detective Granger's own past may get in the way of his present and future, but he and his partner, Detective Misty Lawrence, must trudge through their tumultuous work relationship to track down the killer who has been dubbed The Tongue Snatcher.

Stacey Alexander is a guarded 26 year old unnatural redhead, who is unshakably loyal to her father Vincent. She works day in and day out to take care of Vincent since he has been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer, and she would do anything to keep him safe, even when she meets a detective who is quickly falling for her. But, Stacey and Vincent have a dark secret; one that bonds them together more than any "normal" family. And soon, Stacey will have to choose between protecting the father that she loves, or accepting the love of the detective who is zeroing in on a familiar target.

Amy's Thoughts~ 

When I come upon a detective inspired murder mystery. I compare every one of them my personal favorite mystery writer - James Patterson. When Tonya pushed this book at me, I was reluctant to say the least. 

It was brought to my attention that we were getting the EXCLUSIVE on this book. Which is HUGE for us, it's a first. So I had to read it. 

I managed to read it within a few hours. Topping out at around 300 pages, I was so captivated that I was almost late for work! Then as my color client was processing, I had my nose back in my iPad trying to figure out the mystery. 

Jarrod Granger IS the next Alex Cross. I really don't think I need to say much more than that. W. S. Greer, I hope is going to turn this into a series and bring me more Jarrod & Marcus. They can be a great team when they aren't butting heads. I hope I get to see more of their fun times. 

While this book is mostly murder mystery, there IS a romance story to it. And a good one. This is one of those books that I put off and put off and put off until the last absolute minute to read, and how I WISH I would have opened it up the first day I got it. 

Props to Greer for an amazing debut!!! I can't wait to read more! 


“I don’t mean to be nosy again, but, how is your dad doing? Is he okay?” I asked.

Her expression hardened again. “No. He’s getting worse. I know he doesn’t have much longer. The chemo isn’t doing anything but making him worse now. It’s only a matter of time.”

Stacey put her head down and I saw tears forming in her eyes as she started to silently sob. I wanted nothing more than to console her. I wanted to tell her that it was okay to cry and be upset, and that I knew what she was going through. I wanted to tell her that if she wanted, I would be there for her every day, even if she wasn’t sad. I wanted her to know that she was the first woman that I had ever had a real connection with in my entire life. She was special, and I needed to tell her.

Suddenly, Adam delivered the pizza to our table, and I lost my nerve and my opportunity to tell Stacey anything. When Stacey noticed the arrival of the food, her head snapped back up to attention. I noticed her eyes, immediately. They were completely dry. Either Stacey was good at hiding her emotions, or she was never crying at all. I didn’t know which one it was.

About the Author~ 

W. S. Greer

I am a new, independent author currently living in Anchorage Alaska, as an active member of the United States Air Force. I have been in the Air Force for 9 years and have been writing since 1995, when I was in the 5th grade.
My whole life, I always wrote poetry and music, and it wasn't until I started reading books in June of 2012 that I had aspirations of becoming a author.
My Wife of the last 10 years, Roxanne, is also an aspiring author, writing her first novel, and it was by her influence that I began reading and falling in love with characters and books. I have her to thank for all of my success, both as an Airman, and as an Author.
My 2 beautiful children, Janae (8), and Justin (6), both are very supportive of both my military career and my 2nd job as an author and I love them both so very much. And I look forward to taking my entire family along on this amazing journey that I know is waiting for us in the near future.
I want to give a special thanks to all of my family and fans that have shown so much support. You guys mean the world to me and I appreciate all of the love and support more than I could ever explain!! My passion for writing grows daily and I look forward to bringing you all the crazy stories I have in store. It’s going to be a great ride!

~~ Just a side note from Tonya & I.... Thank you for your service to our country~~ 


I started writing when I was in the 5th grade and it was music that was my inspiration. A little secret that most people don't know about me is that I can actually sing. Like, seriously sing. So I wrote a lot of love songs and poems and became really good with word arrangement and word play. Luckily it transferred over when I decided to write my first book, Frozen Secrets. I always loved writing, and once I started reading, I knew I had to give writing a book a try.

WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO WRITE? Any place that is quiet. Other than that, I don't have a preference. Give me coffee and give me quite, then I can give you a great book.

DO YOU DEVELOP EACH CHARACTER PRIOR TO WRITING THE BOOK OR DO THEY FLOW NATURALLY? I develop the main characters before I start writing, but only the main characters. With Frozen Secrets, I developed Detective Granger, Stacey Alexander, and Vincent Alexander before I wrote anything else. Every other character in the book came to life on their own once I was already writing.

DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE AUTHOR? I don't think I have just one favorite. I love Harlan Coben, Linwood Barclay, Suzanne Collins, Lisa Gardner, and Gillian Flynn. I love me so thrillers!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TIME OF DAY? As long as it's not first thing in the morning, I love it and I am happy. Not sure if I have a favorite, but first thing in the morning is my least favorite.

DO YOU HAVE ANY QUIRKY HABITS YOU DO WHILE WRITING? My wife tells me that when I'm thinking, my eyes wander and I starting looking all around the house, especially the ceiling and the floor. She says it's weird. Lol.

WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST STRENGTH/WEAKNESS? My greatest strength is my open mindedness. I believe it makes everything possible for me. My greatest weakness is that I am a notoriously bad procrastinator. I'm trying to change that... I just never seem to get around to it.

DO YOU HAVE ANY TATTOOS? Oh yeah! I have 9 tattoos and counting. I love tattoos. Every one of mine are either religious or about my family.

HOW DO YOU BALANCE WORK, HOME, LIFE AND PERSONAL TIME WITH YOUR WRITING? I have absolutely no idea! Between work my gym time, my kids and my wife, I'm not sure how I have time to do it. I write before I go to bed and keep writing until my brain starts to shut down on its own. Somehow it works.

IF YOU COULD GIVE ADVICE TO SOMEONE...? Don't force anything. Everything needs to come naturally... the plot, the characters, the dialogue, the idea for the cover, everything. When you don't have to think about it, you know it came from the heart. I didn't think about the plot for Frozen Secrets; it just came to me one night when I was outside shoveling snow. Those are the ones that you know are going to be special.

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Club Destiny 

Nicole Edwards

For those of you who haven't had the pleasure of reading the amazing works from Nicole Edwards, I have to say you guys need to prepare yourself. Steamy doesn't begin to describe it. Panty dripping maybe??

1.  Conviction ~ Logan & Samantha 


Samantha Kielty only thought she knew who she was and what she was made of. Until she was offered a position that would take her from her small office in San Antonio, Texas to that of her company’s larger, more upscale headquarters in Dallas, Texas, Sam hadn’t seen anything. Her new boss was not only intensely sexy, he was also about to show her things she had only read in books.

Logan McCoy’s life was steady going until he set his sights on his new Vice President of Project Operations. The woman makes his blood boil and makes him want things he hadn’t realized he was in search of. Logan only hopes that Samantha is capable of handling his dominating, controlling ways… especially between the sheets, or in the shower.

When Logan and Sam get together, sparks fly and they bring out each other’s deepest, darkest desires. He will push Sam past her sexual boundaries, and she will bring out his need to possess her in every way. But, can they find love within the inferno that burns between them?

Warning: This ebook contains sinfully, hot encounters between two (and sometimes three, and even four) consenting adults. Includes m/f/m and m/f/m/m. Contains graphic material that is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18.

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2. Temptation ~ Luke, Sierra, & Cole 


Sierra Sellers has never had a problem finding a date, but when her mother’s meddling ways result in her being set up with the intensely sexy Luke McCoy, owner of Club Destiny, Sierra learns she can’t fight temptation. When he unleashes her deepest, darkest fantasies, she finds herself in a position she doesn't want to get out of.

Luke McCoy has run fast and hard from the demons that chase him. The hot, fierce need that pushed him beyond the boundaries he hadn't realized he’d erected resulted in a two month hiatus from the world he’d built for himself. A world concreted in lust and forbidden fantasies. So when his twin brother Logan introduces him to Sierra, Luke finds himself up against another temptation that he can’t resist.

Cole Ackerley never backs down from a challenge, but that was before he’d been intimately introduced to Luke McCoy. Throw in the black haired vixen with the glowing blue eyes, and Cole finds himself engulfed in a menage hot enough to rival the sun. When his feelings for both of them ignite, Cole learns the true meaning of self-restraint.

The deep, soul scorching hunger that ignites between the three of them turns into a firestorm of sensuality and lust that only burns brighter and hotter with every encounter. But when Luke continues to push them away, can Cole and Sierra find a way to show him there are no boundaries when it comes to love?

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2.5 Addicted ~ Logan, Sam, & Tag


Samantha still vividly remembers those nights so long ago when Logan introduced her to the ecstasy of a ménage. Now that Logan’s brother has up and fallen in love, Sam wonders whether she’ll ever get the chance to do it all over again.

Logan knows his wife fantasizes about another threesome and he longs to give her everything she wants. Since his twin brother Luke is no longer a part of their relationship, Logan has to seek out the man who can complete Sam’s every desire. He’s found him and now he can only hope the fires that ignite between them don’t burn down the house.

Logan aims to satisfy Samantha in every way he can. This time he’s looking to Club Destiny to help fulfill those desires. The only thing left is to feed their addiction for one another.

This is a 21,000 word novella – a follow up to Conviction and Temptation that focuses solely on the explosive heat between Samantha and Logan.

Publisher's note: This book contains graphic material not suitable for readers under the age of 18, including, but not limited to: menage, m/f/m, public exhibitionism, voyeurism.

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3. Seduction ~ Alex & Ashleigh


Ashleigh Thomas might have made the biggest mistake of her life. Uprooting life as she knew it, moving back to Dallas to be closer to her family, she finds herself much closer to the one man who she had never been able to say no to. Attempting to hide the fact that she moonlights as an erotic romance author, she quickly finds herself in his arms and his bed – hoping he’ll fulfill some of those deep, dark desires she has always written about, but never experienced for herself.

Alex McDermott has spent the better part of a decade trying to convince himself to stay away from the alluring Ashleigh, but when she moves back home, he finds out that he’s no longer willing to resist the overwhelming desire she instills in him. But he’s got a secret too – one that might just push Ashleigh out of his life for good – something he’s not willing to let happen.

It doesn't take long for the heat between them to ignite into a wildfire of lust, but can they stop hiding from each other and more importantly stop holding back?

Publisher’s Note: This book contains graphic material not suitable for readers under the age of 18, including, but not limited to one smoking hot game of Truth or Dare!

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4. Infatuation ~ Tag & McKenna

Synopsis ~ 

At what point does infatuation turn into obsession? McKenna Thorne doesn't have the answer to that question, but she’s dangerously close to finding out. When it comes to Tag, she learns that her body knows no limits. But neither does her heart.

He’s content with the nontraditional aspect to his relationships and he always has been. Until McKenna unexpectedly walks into his life. Now Tag Murphy has only one goal: to see how fast he can make her pulse race.

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4.5 Captivated ~ Kane & Lucie

Synopsis ~ 

Captivated is a glimpse into the lives of Lucie Werner and Kane Steele after Temptation (Club Destiny, #2)

Lucie Werner’s life has never followed the path she envisioned for herself and five years ago, it veered off course yet again. This time after one erotic night of passion with the man she’d been captivated by since the first day she met him. Only Kane doesn’t remember that night, and until recently, he didn’t know that what they shared resulted in pregnancy and the birth of a beautiful little girl. Now that he knows, Lucie fears he’ll never want anything to do with her again because she kept his daughter a secret from him for so long. The sad truth is, she doesn’t blame him.

Kane Steele had never known the type of rage he was consumed by when Lucie told him he was a father – and that she had kept his daughter a secret from him for nearly five years. Although he can’t remember the events of that one fateful night, Kane can’t ignore the feelings he’s had for Lucie all this time. Now, with the secret out, and his relationship with his daughter on the mend, he finds he still can’t fight what he feels for her. Since his memories of that one night are out of reach, Kane’s ready to make some new memories.

Can the two of them overcome Lucie’s deceit and give in to the maelstrom of heat that’s generated when the two of them are close together? Will Lucie be able to overcome the guilt she feels for holding onto this monumental secret for so long? And will Kane be able to forgive her?

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5. Devotion ~ Luke, Cole, & Sierra~


Ever wonder what life is like after the happily ever after?

WARNING: Devotion is the follow up story of Luke McCoy, Sierra Sellers and Cole Ackerley from Temptation and should not be read before Temptation.

For two very complex, very alpha men, life after love isn’t necessarily an easy thing to embrace. Although Sierra Sellers is, and will always be, the lifeline between Luke McCoy and Cole Ackerley, every day life proves to be the true test of the bond the three of them have forged.

No one ever said that life was going to be rainbows and butterflies after the three of them admitted their love for one another. Between their own personal insecurities, a relationship that falls well outside what most people consider traditional, and a baby on the way, the three of them find out that there are still going to be a few ups and downs.

With insecurities comes doubt, and no matter what obstacles fall into their paths, the one thing the three of them aren’t willing to sacrifice is their devotion to one another.

Warning: This book contains sexual encounters and graphic language that some readers may find objectionable, including, but not limited to: m/f, m/m, m/f/m, m/m/f encounters. Contains graphic material that is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18.

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Interview with the Nicole Edwards ~ 

1. Who/what inspired your passion to write? I have always had a love for writing, or more importantly, making up stories in my head. I like the opportunity to unplug from reality from time to time and I felt one of the best ways for me was to put the words on paper. I’ve always loved to read as well and I think the more I read, the more I read and fell in love with authors and their characters, the more I realized I wanted to share my stories.

2. Do you have any odd quirks that you must do to write or to be comfortable in your space to write? I’m very OCD when it comes to my writing space. I have to have all of the surfaces cleaned off so nothing distracts me. (Facebook does a good enough job of that). The more clutter that I see, the less I can get engrossed in writing so every week, I clean my office, wipe everything down, vacuum the floor and ensure that there isn’t anything that doesn’t belong. I only wish I could be the same way with the kitchen.

3. How do you balance your personal life with your writing? Do you still have a 'day job'? I actually quit my day job back in December in order to do this full time. While I was working, I found myself so desperate to write that I wasn’t getting much sleep. I would wake up at crazy hours of the morning with inspiration and I knew I only had a couple of hours before I went into the office. Writing became just as much of a day job for me and I found working two full time jobs was really taking me away from my family. As for my personal life, I’m blessed to have a very supportive family and yes, they let me know when they feel as though I’ve spent more time with my characters than with them.

4. I love that Colt is so supportive of your writing!! Has he always been 110% on board with it? He has always been supportive of everything I do. When I talked to him about writing full time, I know he was nervous because there’s nothing like giving up a stable, full time job for something exactly the opposite. He was proud of me and he wanted me to succeed, so he managed to give me his approval. I am truly blessed to have him in my corner.

5. If your books were made into a movie who would play each character? This is a question that I’ve always had a hard time with. First of all, have you read my books? LOL I don’t know if there’s a movie theater out there that would actually play the movie if it were based on my books. So, honestly, I’ve never really given it any thought. Although, if it ever does happen, I don’t care who plays them, as long as I get to hang out with the actors/actresses at some point. 

Coke or Pepsi? Dr. Pepper (ha!)
Dog or Cat? Dog – we have two – Harley (110 pound German Shepherd) and Stella (10 pound Pomeranian)
Boxers or Briefs? I personally don’t wear either, but I prefer my men to wear boxers. There’s something intensely sexy about a man in them. 
Beer or Liquor? Liquor – I’m a big fan of Belvedere (although I very rarely ever drink)
Stay in or Go Out? Stay in!

Questions from some Fans ~ Was there a character that you started writing in one direction, then abruptly changed him/her and headed in an entirely new direction? I’ve actually had that happen a couple of times. It generally has to do with the characters personality. For instance, Zoey (Kaleb, AI #1) actually started out very sweet and demure. She wasn’t at all thrilled about that and she told me as much one night when I was trying to go to sleep. I had to go back and rewrite the entire book and it was about 50% complete at the time just so I could make her happy. She’s much more spunky than she is sweet.

How in the hell do you stay out of the bedroom long enough to continue to write the H.O.T. sex scenes? (from tonya @ TTP - says her hubby thanks you!) It’s not always easy, let me tell you. The only thing I can say is that I get stuck in my own head for long periods which helps to hold off the craving. 

Do you act out the scenes with Colt to ensure accuracy?? (can't believe I'm asking that) From Lois Ummm, can I plead the fifth? Let’s just say, we’ve done some research on occasion.

Luke and Cole are classified in a relationship as bi with Sierra. Do you foresee 2 females in a relationship with a man? Anything is possible. I won’t rule it out. My characters dictate exactly what they need to be happy. When I write, the happily ever after is about love. The adventure is getting to that point. Considering both of my series are based on adult sex clubs, I’d say it’s a good possibility that it will happen. 

Will we be learning more about the elusive silent partner of Club Destiny? Yes, you definitely will – he is going to have his own book. 

Amy's Thoughts ~ 

I don't need to sit here and go on and on about how fucking amazing these books are, truly they speak for themselves.  Instead I will offer this advice. 

Read them with as few interruptions/distractions as possible. 

Keep your husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, partner, significant other close by at all times ~ HE OR SHE WILL THANK YOU PROFUSELY FOR READING THESE!! 

Keep a change of panties on hand!!

You will never, NEVER look at the game of Truth or Dare the same again. Don't even try. 

These book are on fire..... 
          and it's not over yet...... 

Alluring Indulgence ~ 

1. Kaleb ~ 

Synopsis ~ 

Zoey Stranford might’ve had a crush on the sexy boy next door since middle school, but she’s a woman now, and that crush has turned into a full blown case of lust. So why is it that at twenty nine, her libido decides to ramp into high gear and the only thing she can focus on is the intensely sexy, scorching hot boy next door who is definitely not a boy anymore?

The only problem is that Zoey and Kaleb have been best friends for as long as she can remember. Not to mention, Kaleb and his brothers are working on buying Stranford land to build a new resort, and she’s more than a little hesitant about his intentions.

Kaleb Walker has had his eye on Zoey for close to twenty years, but never before has he considered taking their friendship to the next level, no matter how many fantasies he’s had about her over the years. That doesn’t explain why Kaleb is hell bent on having her – in as many ways as possible.

Kaleb finds himself in a precarious situation. His brothers have nominated him to pursue Zoey’s father about purchasing the land needed to get their new resort off the ground. Finding out that Carl Stranford is on the brink of foreclosure and Zoey might just lose her house and the land, Kaleb now has to convince her to put aside her pride and let him help her.

It doesn’t take long before the flames start burning bright and hot, and the two of them burn up the nights and the days as they explore each other’s forbidden fantasies. But can their friendship survive a business transaction or the new friends with benefits clause? Or will they realize that they’ve been overlooking something much deeper that’s been right in front of them all along?

Warning: This book contains sexual encounters and graphic language that some readers may find objectionable, including, but not limited to m/f/m encounters, anal sex, exhibitionism, and voyeurism. Consider yourself warned! Contains graphic material that is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18.

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2. Zane ~ 

Synopsis ~ 
Vanessa Carmichael will never forget that horrible day for as long as she lives. With Zane fully on the mend from the brutal attack he suffered right in her very own yard, she knows she should be grateful, which she is. She also knows that walking away from Zane might be the only way to keep him safe. Despite her denial, V knows she can’t trust her own heart, especially when it comes to the youngest Walker brother, but he’s not the kind of man who will walk away when there is something he wants. He wants her even if it isn’t safe for him, and she’s not sure she is strong enough to walk away.

Zane Walker might have been brutally attacked and after months in the hospital, walked away with his life spared, but now that he’s out of the hospital, he has only one goal in mind. Getting the girl. From the first time he kissed her, Zane knew V was the one for him. He also knew that getting her wasn’t going to be as easy as he hoped. She’s stubborn and the walls she has erected around her heart are nearly impenetrable. However, there’s one thing about Zane – he never gives up. And he’s not about to start now.

Can V learn to open her heart to the one man who is desperate to get past those walls she has erected, or will she walk away to protect him? How long will Zane allow her to deny what he knows is growing between them? Or is the only option to obscure the underlying emotions with spine tingling lust?

When V and Zane come together, smoke detectors go on the fritz, but when they bring Zane’s best friend Beau into the mix, extra fire extinguishers are needed.

Warning: This book contains sexual encounters and graphic language that some readers may find objectionable, including, but not limited to: m/f, m/m, m/f/m, m/m/f encounters, anal sex, exhibitionism, and voyeurism. Contains graphic material that is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18.

About Nicole Edwards~ 

Ok, I've been asked to provide a little bit of "real" information about myself. That's harder to do than you think it is, especially for someone who has difficulty talking about themselves. ;) But, here goes...

I've been writing for as long as I can remember. Ever since I was a kid, I loved creative writing and as I got older, I got acquainted with those voices in my head and that led to putting my stories on paper. And now, here I am all these years later, spending my days doing what I love most. I decided to give myself over to writing full time in 2012 and I haven't looked back. I spent nearly 13 years in the corporate world and I have to say, this is a bit of a change (just a little) and I am loving every second of it.

I live in Texas with my husband and three amazing kids and our two beloved dogs. If I'm not writing, I'm usually reading. I devour everything I can get my hands on. I love romance of any type and being an Indie author myself, I'm always looking for new Indies to support. I haven't always been into reading, but about eleven years ago, I picked up a book - I'm pretty sure it was by Nora Roberts - and from there, I haven't stopped. Before I began writing full time, and my characters started taking up so much of my time, I was reading about 200 books a year. That has dwindled somewhat, but there isn't a day that goes by that I don't read.

An interesting fact... I don't watch television - aside from the occasional news anyway. I will go see a movie or two rarely, but for the most part, I get all of my entertainment from a book. Some of my favorite authors include J.R. Ward, Suzanne Brockmann, Lora Leigh, Jane Rylon, Lori Foster, and Jaci Burton just to name a few.

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

***BLOG TOUR/GIVEAWAY*** Watch Me Walk Away by Jill Prand

Watch Me Walk Away

by~ Jill Prand


At the age of seventeen, Lisa was broken when Bobby left. He was supposed to be her first. First Love. First Time. First Everything. No word for six long years. She moved away from the painful reminders sacrificing her relationship with her best friend Brad. She struggled to rebuild her life.

Now six years later she returns as a strong, successful woman grabbing a job at one of New York’s hottest marketing agencies. She is dating a gorgeous guy with his eyes on a corner office. But it all changes when she sees Bobby again.

Can she risk another heartbreak from Bobby? Will she be able to repair her friendship with Brad? Lisa will have to decide between the man she's with, and the two men that want her.

Who will she be with, and who will she tell to "Watch Me Walk Away?"


I hear his car pull up and am out the door like a bullet. I wave to Arthur in the front seat and the back door opens and he is here. I freeze and just look at him. God he looks good enough to eat. He shuts the door and walks up to me and stops. I want to throw myself at him and shove my tongue in his mouth.

“Hi Beautiful,” he lifts his hand to caress my cheek. “God you look good. I missed you.” And that’s it. I grab his hair and pull him down for a kiss. We both groan when our mouths touch. His arms go around me and he picks me up and holds me close. Our mouths open at the same time and our tongues battle for dominance. All thought has left my mind I just want to get closer to him. I wrap my legs around him and use my thighs to push up so my mouth is above his. One of his arms goes under my ass to hold me up. Both my hands are now in his hair my elbows resting on his arms. He nips on my lower lip and I counter by sucking on his tongue. Finally I need to take a breath and pull away.
"Hi Handsome," I pant. I release the pressure of my thighs a little so I am more eye level with him.
"Wow, that was some welcome," he smiles at me.

About the Author~ Jill Prand~ 

I live in Northern New Jersey. I am a wife and mother of two girls. I have been an avid reader my whole life, I cannot remember a Sunday afternoon that did not include my parents reading. We had a huge bookshelf in our den with a diverse set of authors like Ayn Rand, Stephen King, Mario Puzo & Danielle Steele.

I have always had ideas and characters running around my head but it took a few good friends to push me to start putting them down on paper.

I hope you enjoy my musings. Please feel free to contact me I would love to hear from you.

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

***Release Day Giveaway/Review*** A Night to Forget by Jessica Wood

A Night to Forget 

by: Jessica Wood


What happens in Cancun doesn’t always stay in Cancun.

When Emma Anderson and her friends decided to spend their senior year Spring Break in Cancun, she expected some crazy memories to end their final college days. What Emma didn’t expect was to meet Brandon Fisher. Tall and sexy, with dimples that would make any girl swoon, Brandon Fisher was literally the man of Emma’s dreams. She couldn't quite believe that this stranger, who seduced her every night in her dreams, actually existed.

After serendipitously bumping into each other, Emma could not resist Brandon’s pull and spent an unforgettable night with him. Passing it off as a spring break fling, Emma never expected to see Brandon again. But when she started her first day at her new job a few months later, there he was. The only problem was, Brandon didn’t even remember her.

Amy's Thought's~ 

I'm always a little skeptical when it comes to new authors, but on the other hand, I'm always willing to give it a shot. And I'm so glad I did. 

Jessica Wood has an impeccable debut novel here. We start off with Emma and her friends planning their Spring Break trip to Cancun, along the way due to unusual circumstances, she meets Brandon. Who most don't know.... she's been having dreams about. 

Once back in Cali, Emma runs into Brandon again, and realizes, he has no clue who she is. Brandon is an enigma, he has hidden secrets that Emma doesn't know about. Will he share?? GO READ THE BOOK!!! 

I was so very please with this book. It was a very, very good debut!! I urge you, don't miss out on this hidden gem. 

About the Author~ Jessica Wood

Jessica Wood writes new adult contemporary romance and chick-lit.

While she has lived in countless cities throughout the U.S., her heart belongs to San Francisco. To her, there’s something seductively romantic about the Golden Gate Bridge, the steep rolling hills of the city streets, the cable cars, and the Victorian-style architecture.

She loves a strong, masculine man with a witty personality. While she is headstrong and extremely independent, she can’t resist a man who takes control of the relationship, both outside and inside of the bedroom.

She loves to travel internationally, and tries to plan a yearly trip abroad. She also loves to cook and bake, and—to the benefit of her friends—she loves to share. She also enjoys ceramics and being creative with her hands. She has a weakness for good (maybe bad) TV shows; she’s up-to-date on over 25 current shows, and no, that wasn’t a joke.

And it goes without saying, she loves books—they’re like old and dear friends who have always been there to make her laugh and make her cry.

The one thing she wished she had more of is time.


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Friday, June 21, 2013

***Blog Tour & Giveaway*** Reaching Out for You by S. Moose

Reaching Out for You

by~ S. Moose


Adam and Sophia were best friends but when tragedy strikes it's more than Adam can handle and he leaves Sophia alone in the dark.

Four years later, Adam and Sophia are reunited and the sparks between them return but is it too late?

Sophia is happy again and has let go of the darkness. She has great friends and a sweet boyfriend name Kyle. Now that Adam is back how will she be able to balance her boyfriend and her best friend?

The darkness always finds you again but will Adam be able to save her or leave her again?

Our Adam

About the Author~

S. Moose

I graduated from St. John Fisher College with my BA in 2011. I love writing and it's always been a dream of mine to publish my work. Reading is a passion of mine and the recent self publishing authors have inspired me to do the same.

I want to inspire others the way I've way words have touched my life. I think that everyone has a purpose in life, it just takes time to find it.

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

***BLOG TOUR/GIVEAWAY~ Shattered Into Beautiful by Mel Ballew***

Shattered Into Beautiful 

A Surviving Souls Novel
by~ Mel Ballew 


Her Magick is destined but true love forbidden.

After beautiful Sylver Kyllienne Brady meets death at the hands of her boyfriend, Roland Parks, she transcends into Summerland. There, she reunites with her mother and finds her soulmate, Zander. Pulled back to the earthly plane, she must embark on a journey of discovery. She uncovers a truth. She is the descendent of a long lineage of powerful Witches. She must learn to control her power, protect the family’s Amulet and Book of Shadows. Sylver has no idea what awaits her. And, this is only part of her discovery.

Lives unravel as secrets are discovered and mysteries unfold.

Everything changes when she meets Zander Emmett –a vampire. Zander is gorgeous, exotic, sexy and unbelievably wealthy. He is also the one person a witch, such as Sylver, must avoid. Their love is forbidden but their souls draw them together like a magnet. Their bodies ignite, passion soars and their souls are left discovering, not only each other, but their destiny. His life holds secrets and enticing mysteries of his own that propel the parallels of their worlds to climaxing heights.

Will their colliding worlds separate them? Will Sylver embrace her destiny? Will realizing what is expected of her and falling soul-fully in love with Zander - the vampire she is forbidden to love, just leave her breathless?

Or, will she forever be Shattered Into Beautiful?

Amy's Thoughts~ 

Sylver Brady is a witch. The Chosen One. The one witch who is supposed to protect the balance of light & dark in the world. She's also skeptical. 

Sylver is also Shattered. Abused & shot at the hands of her ex-boyfriend, she manages to survive against the odds. Now her 21st birthday is approaching & events are in motion that she can not ignore. It takes herself, her amazing friend, & Zander to keep it all together to survive. 

Sylver is a strong female character. She's perfect. Always the survivor. Zander is her perfect compliment. Vampire, sexy, strong, dependable. 

I really enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. I put it off and put it off, more so, because I just wasn't in the mood for a paranormal book. I'm glad that I had this blog tour deadline to push me to read it. It was a wonderful novel! Very engaging, a lot of action, and mystery. Zander is an enigma. I'm anxious to read the next novel to find out more about this sexy beast. 

Paranormal romance is a genre that is exploding right now. And generally we see vampires, and weres. It's not often that we run across a novel that focus' on the witch aspect. It was a refreshing change. 

Mel - I'd love to take a look at the inner workings of your brain!! Where in the world did you find your inspiration for this book?? When I read something like this, it just blows my mind that someone just thought of this stuff to write. Props woman. You changed my mind about this one. :) I thank you for the ride. 

Congrats on the start of a great new series. <3

About Mel Ballew~ 

Mel Ballew resides in rural Pennsylvania with her husband and daughter, along with their two adorable cats.
An avid reader, she has always had an equal passion for writing and has written her entire life, to date. Her mother initially birthed, inspired, and encouraged these loves. The two often discussed writing together but unfortunately, that dream never came to fruition.

Years later, this happened, that happened—life happened.
She stepped away from writing to place more focus on being wife and a full-time mom. Today, she would not have changed a thing. The day her daughter was born became the first day she realized a significant rhythm to her heart was also born. Her daughter, now preparing to go off to college, has grown into a beautiful and responsible young adult.
A twisted turn of events in September 2009 left Mel unable to work outside of the home. Forced to consider other options, and while embracing a therapeutic approach of transcribing all of the challenges facing her, post-accident, she returned to journaling. Once again, the writer within her has been re-birthed—awakened from slumber.
Mel is a hopeless romantic. Blessed, she has her very own soul mate, which she calls husband, best friend, and lover.
She is a simple country gal, with a profound love of true simplicity. She is just as hopeless in her love of nature and regards many of her writing aspirations to appreciating its beauty, although every single story is birthed from her dreams. Sometimes, in life, simply enjoying a chilled glass of sangria on a warm summer’s eve or indulging in her love of chocolate and peanut butter is an expression of enjoying such simplicity. For her, these moments are truly d’vine.

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