Tuesday, May 26, 2015

WashMeAwayTour Wash Me Away by Wendy Owens 
Publication Date: April 27, 2015 
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Synopsis: Monsters have a way of following you.
Immersed in a new world at boarding school, Addy Buckley learns she’s not the only one with secrets. While trying to navigate the minefield of painful lies that seem to be rattling around her family’s past, she meets soft on the eyes and heavy on the heart, Napoleon Blake. When faced with the darkness, Addy must decide to cling to her new life and friends or let the monster carry her away. The choice is hers, sink or swim.
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About Wendy Owens

Wendy Owens
Wendy Owens was 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. Her first novel flowed from her in only two weeks time. That moment was when she knew she had found her calling as an indie eBook author. 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. Check out her New Adult Romance and Young Adult Fantasy books.
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Monday, May 25, 2015

Title: Nobody's Baby But Mine
Series: Chicago Stars, #3
Author: Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Genius physics professor Dr. Jane Darlington desperately wants a baby.

But finding a father won't be easy. Jane's super-intelligence made her feel like a freak when she was growing up, and she's determined to spare her own child that suffering. Which means she must find someone very special to father her child. Someone very . . . well . . . stupid.

Cal Bonner, the Chicago Stars legendary quarterback, seems like the perfect choice. But his champion good looks and down-home ways are deceiving. Dr. Jane learns too late that this good ol' boy is a lot smarter than he lets on—and he's not about to be used and abandoned by a brainy, baby-mad schemer.

A brilliant, lonely woman who dreams only of motherhood . . . A take-no-prisoners tough guy who'll settle for nothing less than surrender . . . Can passion and physical attraction propel two strong-willed yet vulnerable people to a totally unexpected love?


Nobody's Baby But Mine begins when Doctor Jane Darlington meets a young woman on her birthday. Jane isn't having such a good day, and she is depressed and lonely. After, having spent the day with this woman named Jodi they come up with a crazy scheme to get Jane pregnant. But she wants to get knocked up by none other than the famous foot ball player Cal Bonner. Jane sets on this quest, and even though at times she feels guilt, she still goes through with it. 

But when Cal finds out about this awful scheme things get tricky. And Jane can't get rid of Cal now. These two must tough if out to figure out what they are going to do in their future. It will be the ride of their lives. 

The book was extremely good! Although it made me pretty sad through half of it. I enjoyed the whole plot line right from the start, but it took a little bit to learn to like the characters. Mainly because I didn't like some of the things both the hero and heroine did through out the story, but eventually I learned to love them both! 

Jane was a funny, very smart woman who made a lot of stupid choices. And Cal was a stubborn hot headed alpha male who couldn't figure out what he wanted till it was almost too late. 
I thoroughly enjoyed watching these two get together, and I was also excited to see the side romance in the story as well! 
This book made me laugh, cry, and become extremely frustrated with the characters, but I very much enjoyed it all! 

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Title: Imperfectly Criminal
Series: Imperfect Series #2
Author: Mary Frame

Freya Morgan thought it was a great idea to hire the bad boy on campus to beat up her douchebag ex-boyfriend after he cheated and treated her like crap. Fast forward a few months, and nothing she’s done has helped her get over the scars left behind by her ex. Not the paid beating, not the string of sucky dates, nothing. 

Dean Collins is in trouble, and it’s all Freya’s fault. After all, she started the trend of all the ladies on campus paying him to do their dirty work. But now, two of the boys he was hired to beat up are dead, and he’s the only connection.

When Freya agrees to help him find the real killer, she discovers that this bad boy isn’t so bad, after all. And getting involved with him means more than finding a killer, it means potentially losing her life…and her heart.


Imperfectly Criminal begins when Freya ends up hitting the local "mob guy", as she calls him, with her car. Now, there's a major issue with him being accused of murder, but the main issue is he didn't do it. And he wants Freya to help him get out of it, and find who did murder those people. Freya is reluctant at first, but after thinking it over, she agrees to help Dean. These two didn't expect to form a friendship, or anything more but that is exactly what happened. Dean and Freya have a very sweet and funny relationship, and it gets better as the story goes on. But they are still having issues with the murder chargers, and Freya's ex-boyfriend coming around as well. 

Imperfectly Criminal is a great second book in this series. I loved Freya! She's a lot different in this one than in the first book, and I totally adored her. She's very out there, and kind of goofy sometimes. And Dean was a great hero, and just perfect for her. They each sort of balanced each other out. And there wasn't a lot of major will they won't they type of drama. These two were both pretty honest with the issues and baggage they had, and decided to work together to figure it all out. 
I adored that about this story, and it made me fall in love with the characters even more. 

The plot line was also very interesting. While I felt at times the murder charges weren't a big deal, they did end up playing a huge part in the story towards the end. And then the whole twist was not something I was expecting either. It turned out really well. And I really hope there is another book in this series, because the author has a way with writing heroines who are different, quirky, and totally honest. I love that! 

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The Chronicles of Izzy Boxed Set

Tour: The Chronicles of Izzy Boxed Set by Michelle Graves
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I lived an ordinary life. Perhaps it was life of loss, maybe even a lonely life, but ordinary all the same. Never in a million years could I have predicted the events that would unfold after that fateful delivery. Some Seer I was.
But that doesn't matter any more, that life, the one I'd thought was my reality, was nothing more than a weakly constructed facade. The lines between reality and fiction have blurred, leaving me with nothing but the cold hard facts. The world is vastly different than I ever understood. Guardians and Seers are real, and I have the power within me to tip the balance in a war between good and evil that had been brewing since the beginning of time. The fight was coming to a head and the outcome hinged entirely upon me.
I have to make an impossible choice. Would I step into my role as a Seer and face the growing Darkness head on, or would I cower and let everyone I loved suffer and die?
The Darkness will rise and the Prophecy remains, the Seer must Fall.
So Fall I will.
Friendships, love, and sacrifice will all play out transforming Izzy into the Seer of prophecy. Find out what happens in The Chronicles of Izzy.
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About Michelle Graves

Michelle Graves is a self-proclaimed nomad, moving every two to three years with her husband the Army man, her beautiful daughter, and a fat tailless cat named Torri. When she is not writing away trying to purge her mind of yapping characters she can be found entertaining her daughter, attempting to craft (whilst trying not to injure herself with the glue gun), baking yummy treats, or reading. She admits to having a restless spirit and forces her family to go out on adventures whenever possible. They lovingly play along.
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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Title: Young Love Murder
Series: Young Assassins #1
Author: April Brookshire

First love’s a killer, but so is seventeen-year-old Annabelle Blanc. The teenager was raised to be an assassin and taught to never fall in love. She lives for the job until she meets Gabriel Sanchez, the son of her latest target. 

Wealthy, spoiled and self-indulgent, Gabriel Sanchez is a teenage playboy. Setting his sights on the beautiful Annabelle, he's drawn to the mysterious new girl who's playing hard to get. Gabriel also finds himself pulled into a world of deception, violence and murder. 

Off-centered for the first time in her life, Annabelle struggles to fight her doomed attraction for the handsome Gabriel. 

In this gritty, mature YA novel, you'll follow Annabelle and Gabriel in an intense, funny, angry, crazy, rocky and passionate romance. 

As two worlds collide and they're repeatedly thrown together and pulled apart by fate, will Annabelle and Gabriel overcome betrayals, revenge and heartbreak to find a lasting love?


Young Love Murder begins when Annabelle is offered a new assignment. She must get close to her target's son in order to make the kill. But things start to get interesting when Gabriel and Anna start to have a more personal relationship. But Anna still has a job to do, and Gabriel can't seem to stay away from her. Anna and Gabriel must go through a whole lot of troubles in order to be with each other. It won't be easy. It will be hard, funny, and a fun ride for these two to get to the finish line. 

Young Love Murder is a world of crazy. It starts off really interesting, and almost kind of like a high school romance type of story. But just wait that's not at all what it is. It's a lot more than that. I really did like the book. Even Gabriel and Anna's crazy relationship. 
And it was very crazy, but I enjoyed most of it. Sometimes I thought the things they did were a little bit dumb, or too hurtful, but some how it worked for them and I got over it. 
I also really enjoyed Anna's brother as well. All of the side characters were very interesting. 

And the whole plot line was pretty interesting as well. It was a different kind of romance, and I really enjoyed it. I also loved that it switched from Anna and Gabriel's point of view throughout the whole story. And it ended with a really awesome HEA as well. 

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Title: Friday Night Alibi
Author: Cassie Mae

Rising star Cassie Mae introduces New Adult readers to a practical soon-to-be college freshman who seems to have everything—until a special guy shows her what she’s been missing.
In the wealthy town of Sundale, Kelli Pinkins has hatched the perfect plan to capitalize on her sweet reputation. For a generous fee, she will be every trust-fund baby’s dream: a Friday-night alibi, the “girlfriend” or “BFF” that parents dream about. With college approaching in the fall, Kelli’s services are in demand more than ever, which means that her social life is nonexistent. But Kelli is A-okay with that. She’s raking in cash for school. Besides, relationships are tricky, and sometimes very messy. She’d rather be at home on Xbox LIVE, anyway. Then the unexpected happens: She meets college stud Chase Maroney.
Chase isn’t like the preppy, privileged guys Kelli usually meets in Sundale. For starters, he’s twentysomething, always wears black., and he shoots back one-liners as fast as she can dish them out. But Kelli’s attempts to drive Chase away falter when she realizes that he treats her like he reallyknows her, like he cares about knowing her. When Kelli finally gives in to the delicious kiss she’s been fighting for so long, she faces a tough decision: make Chase a real-life boyfriend and risk her heart . . . or keep her clients and lose her first true love.


Friday Night Alibi is about a girl named Kelli who has a very strange way of making money. You see, she's everyone's alibi. Sounds crazy right? Well, it works for her. She stays hidden in her room on Friday nights since her parents never notice what she's doing, and she lets people pay her to say she was with them, when in reality they are with someone else. Kelli lives in a town where money and appearance seems to be everything. And all of this works for Kelli until he came along. 

Chase has had a hard life of his own, and when he meets Kelli he can't seem to stay away from her, even though she somehow brings the worse out in him. And as these two get closer life starts to get more complicated. 

Over all I liked this book. But I had a really hard time liking Kelli. She made this story not so great for me. I sometimes felt like she was slightly shallow, and annoying. I know everything she was feeling was explained, but I still didn't really get it, and I couldn't relate to her at all.  I did however  really like Chase. He was a great character, and made this book very interesting. 

And the plot was pretty good, and unique as well. I enjoyed that. But again, because of Kelli this book was only a three star to me. 

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