Thursday, October 2, 2014

Welcome to the blog tour for
Down and Out
By Kelley R. Martin!

Title: Down and Out
Author: Kelley R. Martin
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary 
Ages: 18+

“Tattooed package of sin.”

 That’s how Savannah Ryan would describe Declan Whitmore, the deliciously tatted and pierced fighter who holds the top spot in Veritas, Boston’s newest underground fighting organization. Declan is relentless when he sets his sights on someone, both in and out of the ring, and Savannah’s witty comebacks and tight little body have just landed her on his radar. 

 There are a couple of teensy problems, though. Declan just happens to be Savannah’s new boss, which normally wouldn’t have stopped her from sleeping with him, but this recently reformed bad girl is trying to go straight after heading down a dangerous path. It’s too bad that Savannah’s new road to salvation doesn’t include pit stops for hard muscles, a beautiful face, and the prettiest damn pair of green eyes she’s ever seen. 

 Declan’s used to getting any girl he wants, but turning over a new leaf means too much to Savannah. She’s not going to make this easy for him. Her jaded exterior has kept people out and held her secrets in for as long as she can remember, and that’s exactly how she wants it to stay. But as Declan gets glimpses of the real girl inside, vulnerable and afraid, he makes it his mission to tear down those walls and free her. What if this tattooed package of sin is all the salvation she needs? 

Down and Out begins when Savannah realizes that the way her life is going is not how she wants it to go. She knows she's better than this, and now she's going to find a way to change it. Down on her luck, she ends up going to a fighting gym asking for a job. But she never expected to find a very sexy man named Declan to be the owner of said gym. And Declan is a man who loves to fight, has a past that he doesn't let get him down, and is a known player. But when he sees Savannah he knows he's in for a world of trouble! But Savannah has a bad past that she can't seem to get away from, and she's running scared from Declan and his ideas. Declan however, is going to fight for what he wants, it's what he's always done and he's not going to stop until he gets her...

I loved this book! It was extremely good. It has romance, fighting, drama, passion, sexy times, and add in a little bit of humor as well and you get this kickass book known as Down and Out! 

The whole plot was good and interesting, I was never bored while reading, and I had to keep going to figure out what was going to happen next. The characters were also very likable, and easy to understand as well. Then you have the relationship between Declan and Savannah that was just absoluetly amazing! They had lots of passion, but also an amazing banter that was hilarious at times. Like this for instance:

He nods again, trying to seem solemn. "I'm afraid so. You're stuck with me now, Kitten. I'm like a plastic sack that's wrapped around your tail. No matter how fast you run, I'll always be right behind you."

No one does sweet and hilarious like Declan, nobody! 
I loved Declan and Savannah together, even when there was one time in the book I wanted to bash both their heads together and yell at them. Other than that I enjoyed every minuet of this book, and I do hope there will be more than just this one, because I would love to see Declan's brother get a book too, or Marcus gets one! 

If you love alpha males, who have a sweet and funny side then you need to check this book out because it was awesome! 

Kelley lives in Texas, but she swears it’s not all country music and cowboy boots... Okay, some of it is, but not all of it. She’s got an amazing husband, who continues to inspire her every day. Even after twelve years and two ridiculously cute little girls.

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Welcome everyone to That's What He Said Thursday! 
A weekly meme hosted by Chapter Break

This is a meme where you let us all know what your favorite hero says to the heroine! 

This weeks quote is...

"Damn, woman, one minute I look at you and you make me breathless, then in the next you smile and and you breathe new life into me." -David to Teresa

From Blind Seduction by T.Hammond
Can a blind woman who shares a very special bond with her dog, gain her independence and choose between the love of TWO sailors? 

In Blind Seduction an accident leaves Teresa March scarred and completely blind. Encouraged by the support of her friends, Teresa sets about adapting to life in the dark, reclaiming her independence.

Best friends make the toughest adversaries. Sebastian Declan and David Preston retire after twenty years of service to their country. Teresa’s scars discourage neither man in their newest mission: winning her heart. Bastian’s battle is uphill, overcoming Teresa’s negative teenage impression. David is a virtual stranger who fell in love with Teresa through Bas’ pictures and childhood stories. These sexy sailors will stop at nothing, including deploying military tactics, to secure Teresa for themselves.

Smart, opinionated, and handsome commonly describe German Shepherds. Teresa’s service dog, Red, is all this, and then some. Red and Teresa are surprised to discover they share a bond which allows Red to speak into Teresa’s mind. Red’s adept tracking skills, and ability to deduce information, open new opportunities for the pair. More importantly, his quirky humor brightens Teresa’s dark world.

Welcome to Team Red!
You will laugh out loud (the author apologizes in advance for the strange looks you will get when you start to giggle uncontrollably), in this Humorous, Spicy, Paranormal Romance.

WARNING: This book is INTENDED FOR MATURE ADULTS OVER 18. Contains swearing, which is unfortunate, as the dog repeats everything. When you have two hot, single-minded, sailors pursuing the same woman, graphic language and sexual situations are inevitable.

So I stumbled upon this series one day on Amazon, and I ended up just one-clicking them all! I loved it! It was really really good. I won't give things away but I will say that the hero I'm quoting here who was my favorite at the time was not my favorite by book four. So that's all I will say about it. But I highly recommend this series it is very different from normal romance books, and it's got an awesome dog as well! 

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Title: Fallen Fourth Down
Series: Fallen Crest High #4
Author: Tijan

My mother tried to destroy me. She doesn’t exist to me anymore and my father, the one who raised me and the biological one, are both works in progress. The only two people that I can trust are Mason and Logan, and they’re the two people who I could lose. It won’t happen. I won’t let it. No matter the truth, no matter who loves me, I won’t let anything or anyone come between us. 
They’re my world. They’re my life. 
They’re my family.

Fallen Fourth Down begins with Mason leaving for college, and Logan and Sam starting their senior year. The problem is Sam can't seem to get those words that Tate said to her last year out of her head. It's eating her a live, and the guys notice somethings wrong, but they can't get her to tell them. And Sam doesn't know what to do. She doesn't want to lose the only family she really has left. Not only this but others from the past are trying to come back and harm the foursome fearsome! But these wonderful characters we love so much aren't going to stand for someone trying to become between them. Ever. 

This was a perfect book in this series. Absolutely perfect. I don't even know what to else to say to express how utterly awesome this book was. It has everything that the Fallen Crest Series needed, and everything it has hinted at becoming from the very beginning. This book was the true Family of Fallen Crest together in their element, and out of their element as well. 

It was wonderful to see each character struggle with the changes that came their way, but they worked hard to prevail in the end. Mason and Sam were spectacular as well. Even though each of them made a few mistakes in this one, it was still wonderful to see them work hard through it all. 
And poor Logan. I actually felt bad for him at times in this one. Sometimes it seems like no one takes him as serious as they should. But my opinion of him has greatly changed. I love Logan. 
Then there is Nate. He's tried to make it on his own, but sometimes all you need is your family to stand behind you. He had to learn quite a few things in this one about that, but again Tijan ROCKED this book the way everything panned out! 

Now I can not wait for the next book! This one just opened up a whole new world with a whole lot more problems, and I'm super excited for it!
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Welcome to the book blitz for
Let Me In
by Erin McCarthy! 

Let Me In by Erin McCarthy 

(Blurred Lines #3) 
Publication date: September 25th 2014 
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

A girl in danger…
Aubrey Walsh never dreamed that she would find herself in an abusive relationship, but after her boyfriend hits her so hard he breaks her tooth, she flees the University of Maine to hide on a remote island with her best friend. Only to discover that she is pregnant. Terrified of what will happen if Jared finds out, she is walking along the rocks, deciding her future, when she slips.
A guy with a secret past…

After a job gone wrong, Riker has left the assassin business and is incognito as a ferryboat operator off the shores of Maine. It’s a lonely life, and when he sees a young woman almost fall off the rocks, he doesn’t hesitate to save her and take her in, though he’s determined to stay unemotionally uninvolved. But when the truth about her situation is revealed, he will do anything to protect Aubrey and her unborn child.
Even marry her. Even kill for her.
When Jared comes looking for the only girl who has ever rejected him, Riker won’t allow it. And Aubrey is torn between protecting herself and her child, or protecting the mysterious husband she has come to love.

And when chance brings them together but fate tears them apart, can their love survive the storm?

“What’s wrong?” Cat asked me, turning towards me as I came into the living room. 

“Nothing,” I lied, putting my hand in my pocket so the stick wouldn’t slide 
down out of my sleeve, where I had tucked it. “I’m going for a walk.” 

So I could cry and rage in private. 

But she didn’t believe me. She knew me too well. 

“Aub, come on. You can tell me. Did you hear from Jared?”

I heard from Jared all the time. I had changed my number, but then he’d 
found me on social media. I’d blocked him, then he’d emailed me. No matter 
what I did, he found a way to track me down. A way to alternate between coaxing 
and cajoling me with pleas for me to come home, vows of love, and scathing 
condemnations on my character. How a man could claim he loved me and turn 
around and call me a dick-sucking whore was something I would never understand. 

Then again, how could a man who loved me knock out my teeth and leave me 
bleeding on the floor?

But this anxiety wasn’t about a communication from Jared. 

It was about what I’d been suspecting but was determined to ignore. 

“I haven’t heard from Jared today. I just want to take a walk. Am I allowed to 
do that?” I sounded bitchy and I knew it, but I needed to get away, to escape. 

Living with Cat and her boyfriend, Heath, for the last month had allowed me 
time to think, feel, heal. I was grateful to both of them for taking me in when I hadn’t 
been able to face my family with the shame of what had been done to me, what I had 
become. I owed Cat everything for hiding me, helping me to feel safe, not pressuring 
me to make decisions, and listening to me when I needed to talk. 

I wasn’t ready to share this yet though. I wasn’t even ready to admit it.

USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author Erin McCarthy sold her first book in 2002 and has since written almost fifty novels and novellas in teen fiction, new adult, and adult romance. Erin has a special weakness for New Orleans, tattoos, high-heeled boots, beaches and martinis. She lives in Ohio with her family, two grumpy cats and a socially awkward dog.

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Title: Locke
Series: Corps Security #5
Author: Harper Sloan

Darkness is the only thing I see. Ever since the day my life changed. The day that everything and everyone I held close to me ceased to exist. The day I lost it all and the demons of my past consumed my every waking moment.

I tried to keep others at arm’s length. Tried not to let my darkness taint them. Ruin them. Harm them. And whether I want to admit it or not, as much as I wish I could keep them locked out, they refuse to leave. Refuse to let me suffer alone.

If I hadn’t been so focused on keeping those demons from flying free, I wouldn’t have missed how one perfect angel was able to sneak her way under my skin—refusing to let go. Making me want things I don’t deserve.

She consumes me. Her beauty knows no end. The love she promises tempts me every time she’s near. But that pure heart that makes her MY Emmy is the one thing I’m convinced I’ll destroy if I ever let her close.

I’m a broken man. A broken man with too much darkness in his soul to ever let her light shine upon me. But even that doesn’t stop me from craving her with every single breath in my body.

Locke begins when Maddox finds Emmy working in a strip club that her parents own. And he finds out a whole lot more as well. Determined to bring her back home, but still keep his distance he takes her away from there. Along the way we learn how damaged both Maddox and Emmy really are. They've both had some pretty bad things happen to them in their past, and Emmy is strong enough to try to move on and get past it. Maddox however, is still holding strong to all of it. But Emmy's not going to give up on him until she gets what she wants, or she has no more fight left. 

This book was the end of the Corps Security series, and boy what an end it was! I really enjoyed Maddox and Emmy's story. I however at times really wanted to smack Maddox though because he drove me nuts! Emmy on the other hand was a wonderful heroine. She was very strong considering all of the crap she had been through, and she kept fighting for Mad and putting her heart on the line even though things didn't come out the way she wanted them. 

The only thing that bugged me about the book was I kind felt like it went by too quickly. And skipped some things, even though those things were in the previous books it was still a little frustrating that they weren't explained a little more in this one. 

Other than that this one was really really good! I loved the characters, and the plot line! Then the ending just opened up a whole new series. Well I hope it did anyways, because I really don't want to completely lose the gang from Corps Security! 
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Genre: NA Romance
Author: L.A. Rose
Release Date: September 30th, 2014


Every year, the girls of Phi Delpha Chi, Fiona Arlett’s dream sorority, hold a competition.

The prize?

James Reid, king size bar of eye candy and famous actor turned haughty undergrad.

The rules?

No girl but the winner can touch him.

The problem?

Fiona miiight have unknowingly banged his brains out last week.

Losing the competition may mean wearing a chicken suit to the sexiest Halloween costume contest, but she’d rather have feathers up her butt than let the truth out.

Unfortunately, she and James have lots in common and more chemistry than the science wing. Soon they’re sneaking around behind the backs of UCSD’s hottest and most vengeful girls.

If they find out?

Fiona’s screwed.



“Leave,” James repeats. The word sweeps over the boys surrounding me like an icy cold breeze from the asscrack of Antarctica. He’s really got the serial killer vibe going on. Even I have to resist the urge to jump up and run for the hills. I don’t blame my harem for scattering, leaving me sitting exposed and undefended on the counter, at the mercy of James Reid.

I point at him. “You scared away my harem.”

“Those guys were looking at you like you’re a piece of meat.” His tone is thick with disgust.

“Technically I am a piece of meat. Plus bones and stuff. Also, don’t you think that’s a bit hypocritical?”

I expect him to scoff at this, to shrug it off or deny it. Instead he cuts his eyes away from me. “I’m sorry,” he says finally. “I shouldn’t have jump—”

“Jump-started my car for me,” I interrupted loudly, fully aware that Sigrid is straining to listen in on our conversation, even if she is across the room. “You’re right. You should have just let me take it to the shop. Some things should be done by professionals.”

A ghost of a smile traces its way upward from the corners of his lips. It’s the first time I’ve seen him smile, and damn, is it dangerous. I swallow and look away. “Although—even though I know that I shouldn’t have let you near my car, and you’re definitely not coming near it again, you don’t need to apologize. At the time, I really wanted you to jump-start my car.”

My phone buzzes. I glance down. A text from Iris. Think of a better euphemism. You’re not being subtle.

“Did you just say I’m not a professional?” he asks, leaning one-handed on the counter so that his thumb is bare inches away from my thigh. He’s close enough to count the goose pimples that appear on my skin.

“Definitely an amateur,” I smirk.

His hand inches closer. “Why don’t you call me next time your car needs some work done and I’ll show you more of what I’m capable of.”


About the author:

L.A. Rose recently made it out of college alive and with an English degree. She's a habitual beach bum, a cuteness aficionado, and a not-quite-recovered romance addict. She's a big believer in laughter as medicine and steaminess as...more medicine. You can never have enough medicine. James Games is her second New Adult standalone. </ span>

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Welcome to the Carina Press Mystery Week Blitz! 

Mistress of Lies by Holly West
Available: September 29, 2014
Format: Ebook
Price: $2.99 

 London, 1679. Isabel, Lady Wilde, mistress of King Charles II, has made a good living 
disguised as fortune teller Mistress Ruby, counseling London's elite. But after the murder of one of her customers, business has taken a downturn, and Isabel is on the verge of accepting the king's offer to move into the palace.

Isabel's plans are interrupted when a beggar girl named Susanna shows up at her home, claiming to be her niece. Isabel always believed that her older brother, Adam, died alone during the plague. When Susanna reveals that Adam was actually murdered, Isabel is compelled to take up an impossible task: discover the truth about her brother's death, twelve years after it happened.

Isabel's investigation leads her through the gamut of London society, from bear-baiting matches and brothels to the realm of wealthy bankers. But as she uncovers her brother's dark secrets, Isabel begins to wonder whether the past is better left buried—especially when uncovering the truth could lead to her own funeral.

*Be sure to check out Mistress of Fortune, book #1 in this series by Holly West

Murder in Real Time by Julie Anne Lindsey
Available: September 29, 2014
Format: Ebook
Price: $2.99 

With the chaos of summer tourists and fall birders out of town, counselor Patience Price is looking forward to the quiet life she remembers. She longs for some peace. And an apple fritter. But the calm is cut short when a reality show sets up camp to film a special about ghosts on her little island. Now fans, reporters and crew have flocked to sleepy Chincoteague. Who knew ghost hunters had an entourage?

When two cast members are killed in a room at the local B&B—a room usually occupied by Patience's FBI agent boyfriend, Sebastian—she finds herself on the case. Sebastian doesn't want Patience ruffling any feathers but, as always, she can't help herself.

Patience promises to let Sebastian handle the investigation—he is FBI, after all—but after a drive-by shooting, her wicked curiosity gets the best of her. And with the TV show forging ahead with filming, the list of suspects (and the line of food trucks) only grows. But has the shooter already flown the coop? And how do you find a killer when you don't know who the target is?

Seaside & Murder Comes Ashore
Elvis Sightings by Ricardo Sanchez
Available: September 29, 2014
Format: Ebook
Price: $2.99 

I'm Floyd—no last name needed, thanks—and I'm a P.I. The only other thing you need to know about me is that I'm not an Elvis impersonator. I live my life fast and hard and yes, in sequined jumpsuits, but more importantly I live my life the way Elvis would have wanted me to. Honestly. With integrity.

It was a tip that the King was still alive and living under an assumed name that brought me to Kresge, Wyoming. But there's something bigger than Elvis happening out here. I've been beaten bloody by an acrobatic bartender, roped into the search for a missing councilman, fallen for a bearded lady, and threatened by men in black who really don't want me poking my nose into the town's business. Half of my leads look like dead celebrities. The other half are either refugees from a broken-down circus or spear-holding Viking wannabes.

I'm in Crazytown, USA, but I can't leave. Not yet. If I don't find the missing councilman soon, Kresge will be turned into a Danish-themed amusement park. I've never been so close to finding Elvis. And I need to know if my new self-appointed sidekick James Morrison is really who he claims to be.

Code Runner by Rosie Claverton
Available: September 29, 2014
Format: Ebook
Price: $2.99 

Ex-con Jason Carr has faced down the toughest thugs in Cardiff, but being assistant to a brilliant, eccentric hacker who hasn't been outdoors in ten years has its own challenges. Still, he and Amy Lane can solve cases even the cops can't crack. And when a corpse washes up on a beach, Jason can't resist chasing the clues—or defying Amy by infiltrating the very gangs he once escaped.

Amy is distraught when Jason's pursuit gets him framed for murder. He's thrown back in prison where he's vulnerable to people who want him dead. He needs Amy to prove his innocence. Fast.

But Amy hasn't been honest with him—her panic attacks aren't getting better. And now, with everything that makes her feel safe ripped away, she must stand alone, using her technological skills to expose a baffling conspiracy and a new kind of online crime. Can she clear Jason's name before danger closes in?

*Be sure to also check out Binary Witness, book #1 in the Amy Lane Mysteries.

“Now let’s hear that Elvis hunting story! You don’t think he’s dead?”

 “Well. There’s a lot of inconsistencies about his death. First, he said less than a 
month before he died that he was getting tired of being Elvis Presley.”

“Mr. Mojo Risin’,” he said.


“Nothing, go on.”

“At the end of his last show, Indiana in ’77, he said, ‘adios.’ That’s Spanish for 

“I know that’s Spanish for goodbye. I’m not an idiot.”

“Sorry. But it’s significant. He always closed his shows with some variation 
of ‘see you again real soon.’ Elvis had a lot more shows booked, but he cancelled orders 
for all of his show suits right before the one in Indiana. He also let four long-time 
employees go a few days before he supposedly died.”

“That’s pretty thin, man.” 

“There’s more. He faked his death once before. Had a guy shoot him with blanks 
while he was wearing a blood pack. And two hours after Elvis was reported dead, a 
man looking just liked him booked a plane ticket for Buenos Aires under the name Jon 
Burrows. That was his pseudonym. He used it to check into hotels whenever he toured.”

“Better,” Morrison conceded.

Despite my doubts, I did have to admit there was a fair bit of evidence to support Buddy’s belief.

“You assholes want these drinks or what?” Goliath had snuck up on us again.

Morrison looked over the side of the table. “You are a sneaky short man. Where’s your shoe box?”

“Just take your drinks, Morrison.”

Morrison reached down and came back up with a whiskey in each hand, setting one down in front of me.

“You overhear his story, short man? You think Elvis is alive?”

I leaned over the side of my chair to get a better look at Goliath, who turned his grapefruit-sized head toward me.
“That fat, drugged-up, bacon-gobbling, talentless rip-off artist is rotting in his grave.”

He had it coming, but I shouldn’t have hit the midget.

Holly West
Holly West is a crime fiction writer based in Los Angeles. She’s the author of the Mistressof Fortune series, set in late 17 mistress to King Charles II who secretly makes her living as a fortuneteller. The first in theseries, Mistress of Fortune, was published by Harlequin’s Carina Press in February 2014

and its sequel, Mistress of Lies, is forthcoming in Fall 2014. Find her online at

Julie Anne Lindsey
Julie Anne Lindsey is a multi­genre author who writes the stories that keep her up at
night. She’s a self­proclaimed nerd with a penchant for words and proclivity for fun.

Mother of three, wife to a sane person and Ring Master at the Lindsey Circus, most days
you'll find her online, amped up on caffeine and wielding a book. Julie started writing to
make people smile. Someday she plans to change the world.
Julie is a member of the International Thriller Writers (ITW), Sisters in Crime (SinC) and
the Canton Writer’s Guild.

Ricardo Sanchez
Ricardo is a writer, creator, and T­shirt collector. He’s written for DC Comics, includingwork on Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, Teen Titans Go! and Resident Evil, amongothers. 

His short story Death and Life of the Hero appeared in the Gods of Justice superhero anthology and in 2013 was turned into a successfully funded Kickstarter
graphic novel, A Hero’s Death, which will be coming out in fall 2014. He was also the Emmy winning creator of the animated series ReVisioned: Tomb Raider, which was part of Tomb Raider’s 10th anniversary celebration.

When he's not writing, Ricardo maintains a vintage toy blog, drives 70's muscle cars, and
shops year round for Halloween decorations for his home in California.

Rosie Claverton
Rosie Claverton grew up in Devon, daughter to a Sri Lankan father and a Norfolk mother,
surrounded by folk mythology and surly sheep. She moved to Cardiff to study Medicine
and adopted Wales as her home.

Her first short film Dragon Chasers aired on BBC Wales in Autumn 2012. She co ­wrote
the ground ­breaking series of short films The Underwater Realm. Her debut novel Binary
Witness was published by Carina Press in May 2014.

Between writing and medicine, she blogs about psychiatry and psychology for writers in
her Freudian Script series, advocating accurate and sensitive portrayals of people with
mental health problems in fiction.

Currently exiled to London to train in psychiatry, she lives with her journalist husband andtheir pet hedgehog.

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