Double Review and Sweepstakes: Embrace and Hold Tight (Embrace Series Books #1 and #2) by Cherie Colyer

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Holy witchcraft, Batman!!!  Cherie Colyer’s Embrace series is all kinds of cool and I am very excited to have two reviews for you today and a link for the event-wide giveaway.  This tour is organized by AToMR Tours and if you would like to check out the rest of the stops on the tour, you can do so by clicking here.  Thanks for stopping by and havea wonderful weekend 🙂

Title: Embrace Series: Book #1: Embrace Series Author: Cherie Colyer Format: ebook, 190 pages Published: December 20, 2011 by Omnific Publishing (first published December 18, 2011)  ISBN13: 1936305968

Title: Embrace
Series: Book #1: Embrace Series
Author: Cherie Colyer
Format: ebook, 190 pages
Published: December 20, 2011 by Omnific Publishing (first published December 18, 2011)
ISBN13: 1936305968

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Synopsis:

How far would you go to save the people you love?

Madison is familiar enough with change, and she hates everything about it. Change took her long-term boyfriend away from her. It caused one of her friends to suddenly hate her. It’s responsible for the death of a local along with a host of other mysterious happenings. But when Madison meets a hot new guy, she thinks her luck is about to improve.

Madison is instantly drawn to the handsome and intriguing Isaac Addington. She quickly realizes he’s a guy harboring a secret, but she’s willing to risk the unknown to be with him.

Her world really spins out of control, however, when her best friend becomes delusional, seeing things that aren’t there and desperately trying to escape their evil. When the doctors can’t find the answers, Madison seeks her own.

Nothing can prepare her for what she is about to discover.
Dangerous, intoxicating, and darkly romantic, Embrace is a thriller that will leave you spellbound.

Source: Author/Omnific Publishing

Rating: 4/5 stars

My Review:

Up to this point, Madison has had a pretty normal life.  Sure, she lost her mom years ago but her dad and little brother are pretty awesome, her best-friend Kaylee is delightful and loves coffee as much as Madison does and, the new, totally hot guy at school has his eye on her.  All in all, not a bad life as far as high school goes.  But this book would totally suck if something intense and slightly awful didn’t happen and this book is far, far away from being sucky J

For the most part, Kaylee and Madison’s lives are pretty normal; Kaylee is an excellent student, Madison not so much; Kaylee has a wonderful boyfriend, Josh and Madison is excited to be newly dating, Isaac.  Even though he is new to town, Isaac quickly falls into place with Kaylee, Madison and Josh and the four friends instantly become inseparable.  All seems right with the world until the morning Kaylee totally snaps the tether and has to be admitted to the hospital, heavily sedated and strapped to the bed.  Though all the adults suspect drugs, the doctors can’t find a trace of any substance in her body that would cause Kaylee to scream uncontrollably and hallucinate.  Determined to figure out what is wrong with her best friend, Madison begins to do some research only to be totally disappointed that the only real fit to Kaylee’s symptoms is witchcraft.  Yeah right, like that exists.

As the saying goes, desperate times call for desperate measures and when Kaylee shows no signs of getting better, Madison decides to cast a spell.  Inexplicably, Madison not only manages to get the spell going but she over does it and damn near burns down her house.  Thankfully, Isaac appears in the nick of time and puts out the flames, with magic.  Isaac, you have some splainin’ to do!!  And ‘splain he does J  Isaac is a very powerful witch, Josh is a witch and now, after having cast her first spell, Madison has embraced her powers and truly become a member of the group.  In order to save Kaylee, the three friends (and later Kaylee too!) form a proper coven and set out to magically protect one another and save Kaylee.  Through this struggle, Madison begins to learn more and more about magic, her abilities, and her feelings toward Isaac.  Though the two struggle to overcome some of the obstacles that face every new couple, they are determined to be together and neither can deny how perfectly they fit together.

The fight to save Kaylee turns into much, much more than the group ever expected and the unveiling of the evil behind the drama is pretty surprising.  The big bad not only wields some super serious power but also acquired that power in a most unnerving way.  When the truth finally comes to light, it takes all four of the coven members, a surprise visitor from Madison’s past and, Scooby Doo-worthy plan to shut down the big bad and restore everything to its proper place and form.  Seriously, the last battle is pretty spectacular!

The Bottom Line: Though Embrace was a slow starter for me (hence the 4 star rating) once it really got going, I was reminded of why I love this genre.  Colyer has produced a fine YA+ read about witches and witchcraft that is quite different from a large number of other reads currently available in this genre.  I particularly enjoyed reading about how witches in Colyer’s world come into their powers, how they can use their powers, how they can acquire powers and how those powers manifest.  I enjoyed reading how the Fearsome Four (my name for the coven) work as a team yet are led by Isaac because of his greater powers and experience.  Each of the F.F. are fully-developed characters I honestly wanted to know more about and Colyer absolutely delivered.  On to book two . . . .

Links to find/buy Embrace (Book #1: Embrace Series):

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Title: Hold Tight Series: Book #2: Embrace Author: Cherie Colyer Publisher: Omnific Publishing Publication: August 20, 2013 Age Group: Young Adult Genre: Paranormal Romance

Title: Hold Tight
Series: Book #2: Embrace
Author: Cherie Colyer
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Publication: August 20, 2013
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Paranormal Romance

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Synopsis:

What’s one little spell?

When you’re new to magic, one spell can be the difference between getting what you want…and ruining the lives of everyone you love.

Sixteen-year-old Madison has just embraced her magical powers. The trick now is learning how to control them. She and her boyfriend -and fellow witch- can’t even enjoy a simple kiss without getting shocked when their powers collide. Instead of mastering her new skills, though, Madison is stuck watching her kid brother and doing chores.

But being a witch does have its benefits. With a simple spell, Madison instantly conjures the help she needs around the house. Or so she thinks. Her idea of “help” invites trouble of its own as a pair of dangerous yet enticing beings enter her life. When a classmate disappears soon afterwards, Madison discovers she’s the next victim of a threat she’s powerless to resist…and there’s nothing it won’t kill to make her surrender.

Caught in the crossfire between two dashing but deadly creatures, Madison must figure out which one to trust and how to rid her world of the other—before one of them destroys her and everyone she cares about.

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Rating: 4½/5 stars

My Review:

Round two of Cherie Colyer’s Embrace series opens with a very stressed out Madison trying to figure out how she is ever going to balance everything in her life.  The house is a mess, her dad is working later and later all the time, her school work is seriously lacking and, her younger brother is always in need of supervision.  Add to all of this the fact that Madison and Isaac can’t kiss for more than twenty-three seconds at a time because she can’t hold back her powers well enough to keep from zapping Isaac and you sort of have a recipe for disaster.  What is a young witch to do?

Isaac, still the leader of the Fearsome Four coven has spent countless hours helping Madison learn how to properly and safely use and control her powers.  After all, getting zapped every time you kiss your girlfriend is so not cool!  More importantly, as Isaac has explained time and time again, for some witches giving into the darkness and abusing ones’ powers is just easier than learning proper control and restraint.  While Madison completely understand staying away from the darkness, she needs help and one little spell can’t cause that much trouble, right?  More importantly, what Isaac doesn’t know can’t hurt him, right?

And so, after a particularly funny conversation around the dinner table at Isaac’s house, Madison determines that it is in her best interest to summon a fairy to help her manage the house and her chores.  Shortly after completing her spell, Brea, a beautiful fairy from the Seelie court appears and the house has never looked better.   Furthermore, Madison’s dad finally admits to needing help with the business and hires not one but two new employees.  For the first time in ages, Madison feels like she has a bit of breathing room.  It’s time to be a proper teenager.

Except  . . . .

The big news around town is the story of a missing teenage girl, a girl who just happens to be friends with Madison and the rest of the Fearsome Four.  All anyone knows is that she had a secret admirer and was not seen again after dropping her best friend off at home after a party.  Searches turn up nothing but an abandoned car and understandably, everyone is freaking out.  As the F.F. delve deeper into the disappearance of their friend they discover that magic most certainly was involved but even Isaac can’t understand how.  That is, until Madison fesses up to having summoned a fairy.  At this point, all Hell breaks loose and Madison finally begins to truly understand how critical it is that she understands and controls her use of magic.  Not only has Madison irrevocably harmed herself in the summoning of the fairy but also her family and her friends.  No spoilers; you’ll just have to read this one for yourselves J

The Bottom Line: Hold Tight is even better than Embrace with more character development, the addition of new and slightly surprising characters, more seriously cool magic, a more intense plot line and a pace that really doesn’t slow down from beginning to end.  There is absolutely no sophomore slump here and by the end of the read I was absolutely ready to dive into book number three . . . .yep, the one that doesn’t exist yet L  Colyer has hit a homerun with both this book and this series and I am excited to see what kind of mayhem the Fearsome Four get into the next time around.

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About the author and where to find her:

Author - Cherie ColyerCherie Colyer is the author of  YA paranormal thriller/romance, EMBRACE (available now), and HOLD TIGHT (August 2013), from Omnific Publishing. Check out her website and blog for news on her books and bonus material. Follow Cherie on Twitter and/or Facebook for updates on writing, book and special offers.

Event Sweepsatakes:

Up for grabs is two (2) printcCopies of Embrace and Hold Tight– US/Canada; ten (10) eBooks of Embrace (emailed in PDF, mobi and epub ePack) – International. Approx. value = $70.50 USD.  If you would like to read the FTC mumbo jumbo you can find it in the sweepstake terms and conditions.  To enter for your chance to win, just click on the Rafflecopter links below and good luck 🙂

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Cover Reveal: Bound by Wish and Mistletoe by Kat Bastion

Title:  Bound by Wish and Mistletoe Author:  Kat Bastion Expected release date:  November 4, 2013 Genre: Paranormal Romance / Highlander Romance Age Group: Adult Cover designed by:  Mooney Designs; http://www.mooneydesigns.net/ Cover reveal organized by: AToMR Tours; http://atomrbookblogtours.com

Title: Bound by Wish and Mistletoe
Author: Kat Bastion
Expected release date: November 4, 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance / Highlander Romance
Age Group: Adult
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Synopsis:

Desperate to honor a life-long promise, Susanna MacEalan escapes her abusive clan with the fierce determination of never falling under the power of a man. Ever.

Aggravated by shallow-hearted pursuing lasses, Robert Brodie, commander of his clan’s elite guard, has foresworn scheming women. Forever.

When magick transforms Brodie Castle into a Christmas wonderland, the two despondent souls find solace in a most unexpected place . . . each other’s arms.

Amid a whirlwind of escalating events, Susanna’s traumatic past threatens Robert’s ability to protect the one woman meant for him. In a harrowing moment when all seems lost . . . hope, faith, and love prevail, transforming silent prayers into wishes granted.

About the author and where to find her:

author - Kat BastionKat Bastion is an award-winning paranormal romance writer, poetic warrior, and eternal optimist who loves getting lost in the beauty of nature.  On a never-ending, wondrous path of self-discovery, Kat throws her characters into incredible situations with the hope that readers join her in learning more about the meaning of life and love.

Her first published work, Utterly Loved, was shared with the world to benefit others. All proceeds from Utterly Loved, and a portion of the proceeds of all her other books, support charities who help those lost in this world.  Kat lives with her husband amid the beautiful Sonoran Desert of Arizona. Visit her blog at www.talktotheshoe.com, her website at www.katbastion.com, and her Twitter account at https://twitter.com/KatBastion for more information.

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Excerpt and Sweepstakes: Girl on Tour (Book #2: Kylie Ryans Series)

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Caisey Quinn is back with Girl on Tour, the second installment in her Kylie Ryans series.  Today I have an excerpt and not one but two sweepstakes links for you.  Enjoy and thank you all for stopping by 🙂

Title: Girl on Tour Series: Book #2: Kylie Ryans Author: Caisey Quinn Release date: August 27, 2013 Genre: Contemporary Romance Age Group: New Adult Event organized by: AToMR Tours; http://atomrbookblogtours.com

Title: Girl on Tour
Series: Book #2: Kylie Ryans
Author: Caisey Quinn
Release date: August 27, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult
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Synopsis:

An up and comer trying to make a name for herself…

KYLIE never expected to be stuck on a tour bus with a pampered princess and her boyfriend’s ex.

A troubled artist struggling to hold onto his career…

TRACE thought he was finally getting to do things his way. Until the label added co-headliner Gretchen Gibson, the only person in country music with more issues than him, to his No Apologies tour.

Surrounded by tabloid rumors and people they can’t trust, Kylie and Trace need each other more than ever. But the choices they make will change everything.

Because chasing your dreams and following your heart don’t always lead you to the same place…

Excerpt from Girl on Tour (Book #2: Kylie Ryans Series):

 When he got to the Vitamin Water stage where she was performing, he had to restrain himself to keep from climbing up onto it and wrapping her in his arms. It had been six long and shitty weeks without her. His dick had been keeping track of the minutes. It twitched at the sight of her.

“Hi y’all,” her sweet voice drawled. “Usually the three of us close the show together but Lily had some…family issues to handle and Mia’s helping her out. So I guess you’re stuck with me tonight.”

A few low whistles pierced the air as Trace made his way up front. Danny was up there with her, and she was sitting on a stool. He watched as she nodded at him to signal she was ready. Something was off. He could feel it, could see it. She usually looked like a damned superstar on stage, but tonight she seemed subdued. Sad even. His arms ached to wrap around her. No. They were keeping things as quiet as possible. Keeping the media out of it as much as they could manage. No need to taint his angel with his hellish reputation.

Danny strummed his banjo and Kylie’s clear voice danced into the air. “My daddy used to say, never let ‘em see you sweat. Never let ‘em see you cry. Girl you know better than that.”

Shit. The raw emotion in her voice broke over him. He didn’t even know she’d been working on a song about her dad. Why didn’t he know that? Oh yeah, because they hadn’t seen each other in six damned weeks. For a moment he was back in Macon, watching the pain cross her face as she told him about her daddy. He shook his head and focused on his beautiful girl up on stage.

“My daddy used to say, never look down on a man. You look everyone in the eye, and you always shake hands.” Danny strummed a bit and sped up the tempo. “Cause you ain’t no better and you ain’t no worse. We all end up in the same ol’ hearse.”

He watched as barely restrained ripples of hurt threatened to roll across her face. Jesus. Watching her fight off her own pain stabbed him hard and deep in the chest.

“He said there’d come a time to stand my ground, said there’d be a day when I didn’t back down. Loved to remind me that what goes around always comes around. These are just the things my daddy used to say.”

Danny stopped strumming altogether and Trace could see the moisture shining in her eyes. If he didn’t know better, he’d think there was some in his too.

Deafening silence surrounded him in the seconds before she finished. Her voice was clear and strong when it pierced the air between them. “When we laid him down in the cold hard ground, I knew it was time to walk away. But I’ll never forget…the things my daddy used to say.”

The second the applause hit, he was in motion. She was standing up there, forcing a smile for a bunch of strangers when she was dying inside. To hell with the media. He barely had time to register the look of surprise on her face when he jumped up on the stage and wrapped his arms around her. Her perfect mouth dropped open slightly so he covered it with his. And what began as a gesture of comfort soon turned to one of need. Desperate need. He didn’t care who was watching or how many people had whipped out their damned cell phones to record it.

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About the author and where to find her:

author - Caisy QuinnCaisey Quinn lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband, daughter, and other assorted animals. She is the author of several New Adult Romance novels featuring country girls finding love in unexpected places. She is currently working on Girl in Love, the third and final book in the Kylie Ryans series. You can find her online at http://www.caiseyquinnwrites.com.

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Links to find/buy Girl on Tour (Book #2: Kylie Ryans Series):

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Event Sweepstakes:

Four (4) signed paperbacks of Girl On Tour – US/Canada; Kylie Ryans VIP Swag Prize Pack – US/Canada; $10 iTunes Gift Card – International; two (2) eBook copies of Girl On Tour – International.  Estimated value of giveaway: $80 USD.  If you would like to read the FTC mumbo jumbo you will find it in the sweepstakes terms and conditions.  To enter for your chance to win, just click on the Rafflecopter links below and good luck 🙂

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Cover Reveal: Breaking the Rules by LK Lewis

Title: Breaking the Rules Author: LK Lewis Release date: September 17, 2013 Age Group: New Adult Genre: Contemporary Romance Cover designed by: Cover It! Designs Cover reveal organized by: AToMR Tours; http://atomrbookblogtours.com

Title: Breaking the Rules
Author: LK Lewis
Release date: September 17, 2013
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Synopsis:

Morgan Lane has just completed grad school, and has accepted a job at Baylor Industries with the help of her father, who just so happens to be golf buddies with Drake Baylor Sr., CEO.  Morgan has lived her 24 years of life under her parents thumbs, and is more than eager to start living life and carving successful career for herself.

Drake Baylor Jr. is being groomed to take over as CEO of Baylor Industries upon his father’s retirement.  Although he was raised in an affluent household, his formative years were rough, leading to a string of bad decisions, and hard lived years.  In order to take over as CEO, his father has given him a set of rules to live by for an indefinite period of time: No drugs, limited alcohol consumption, and absolutely no relationships whatsoever with women-his greatest weakness.  If Drake can abstain from those three things, work hard, and gain his father’s trust, he can have the keys to the Kingdome. Drake meets Morgan on her first day at Baylor Industries, and the phrase “love at first sight” doesn’t even come close to describing what is felt between them.  Their instant attraction is a magnetic pull that is stronger than either one of them can handle.  Now Drake and Morgan are faced with figuring out how to fight for their future together, hoping not to get caught “Breaking the Rules”.

About the author and where to find her:

author - LK LewisLK Lewis lives in Northern Michigan with her Husband and 2 year old son.  Born and raised in Michigan, LK spent her early twenties chasing the man of her dreams (now husband of 8 years) around the country, residing in both New York, and Portland, Oregon.  While living in Portland, LK attended East West College of the Healing Arts, and is now a Massage Therapist, Makeup Artist, and Spa Owner.

When LK isn’t working, writing, or chasing her son around, she enjoys boat days, playing in the sunshine, and giggling with her husband.  You may also find her on twitter most days, especially live tweeting when The Bachelor/Bachelorette or The Walking Dead is on.  Check her out, you may enjoy her colorful commentary!

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Excerpt and Sweepstakes: Temptation (Book #1: The Temptation Series) by K.M. Golland

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Helllllllooooo everyone and welcome to my stop on the Temptation tour hosted by AToMR Tours.  Today, I have an excerpt for you as well as the link to the event-wide sweepstakes.  If you would like to check out the other stops on the tour, just click here to do so.  Thank you so much for stopping by and happy Hump Day to you 🙂

Title: Temptation  Series: Book #1: The Temptation Series Author: K.M. Golland Release: February 1, 2013 Age Group: Adult Genre: Romance/Erotica Tour organized by AToMR Tours; http://atomrbookblogtours.com/

Title: Temptation
Series: Book #1: The Temptation Series
Author: K.M. Golland
Release: February 1, 2013
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Romance/Erotica
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Synopsis:

Sometimes being happily married and completely content is not at all what it seems.

That is what 35 year old, happily married mother of two, Alexis Summers finds out when decides it is time to return to work. After being a stay-at-home Mum for the past nine years, Alexis now realises a complete career change is just what she needs.

She becomes a Concierge Attendant in a prestigious hotel in Melbourne working for the owner of the hotel, Bryce Clark. He resides in the penthouse, is extremely hot and is a man who always gets what he wants—and what he wants is Alexis.  She does a relatively good job resisting Bryce at first, but the undeniable chemistry, sexual tension and playfulness between the two of them is intense.   He has copious amounts of money, sex appeal and above all, is a genuinely nice guy. Bryce has been waiting for his one true love to come along and he is positive that one true love is Alexis.

There is one problem; she is happily married to Rick, and no matter how strong her feelings are for Bryce, she is adamant she will not cheat. She draws a line in the sand but finds it increasingly hard not to cross. Will she succumb to Temptation?

Excerpt from Temptation (Book #1: The Temptation Series):

Studio C was one of the Tel V’s private after parties. Bryce led me to a booth which had been roped off near the stage. We sat down, and a young waitress came to take our order.

“Mr. Clark, can I get you and Ms. Summers a drink?” Did everyone know my name now?

Bryce turned to me and smirked. “Would you like a Naked Martini, Ms. Summers?” I’d like a Naked You.

“No, I’ll have a Mind Fuck, followed by a Sex Up Against The Wall, please.” I smiled ever so sweetly at Miss Blondie and then challenged Bryce with an equally dazzling smirk. She smiled to herself and jotted it down on her notepad, then raised her eyes at her boss.

“I’ll start with a Stiff Dick Shooter and finish with a Fuck On The Floor, thanks,” he replied, but with an added touch of solemnity. I cracked up laughing and dropped my head. Geez, he is good. Blondie stifled a giggle and said she’d be right back with our drinks. I had to gather my bearings quickly if I were going to play his game with him.

“Can I try your Stiff Dick?”  I asked, as I put my thumbnail in between my teeth.

He endeavored to keep his cool, but evidence of him breaking was sneaking through. “Can you handle my Stiff Dick?” he replied, then leaned forward and placed his chin on his resting hand.

I fought very hard to stop myself smiling, but it was excruciatingly difficult. “Oh, I can handle your Stiff Dick and a Fuck On The Floor, but can you handle my Mind Fuck and Sex Up Against The Wall?” I licked my lips, which made him clench both his fists. He burned me with his need, and that was exactly what I wanted. I kept my eyes locked on his. “Good things come to those who wait, Mr. Clark.”

The music began to play, and I knew straight away who was on the stage without taking my eyes away from his. Kings of Leon started playing ‘Closer’, and I felt myself begin to lubricate. This song was my favourite and incredibly hot, but what was melting my core was the look Bryce was giving me. It bore deep into the very depths of my body making every inch of it, silently go crazy. I didn’t know how much longer I could endure it before I exploded with desire for him. My stomach was twisting and turning, and a glorious tingling sensation now pounded in between my legs.

My eyes were still locked on his as the band seductively played the song. Blondie must have put our drinks down without me noticing, because I was downing my Mind Fuck and he; his Stiff Dick. I licked the rim of my Sex Up Against the Wall, and he demolished his Fuck On The Floor. It was obvious we’d come to our brink, so I put the glass to my mouth in order to finish it quickly. But Bryce grabbed it, placed it down and led me out of the room.

About the author and where to find her:

author - km gollandK.M. Golland was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. After studying Legal Practice for two years and working as a Land Conveyancer for four years, she put her career on hold to raise two beautiful children. Always having a love for reading, she decided rather than returning to the Legal Industry, she would become a Writer—publishing her debut novel Temptation (Book 1 in The Temptation Series.)

“I am an author. I am married. I am a mother of two adorable little people. I’m a Bookworm, Craftworm, Movieworm and Sportsworm. I’m also a self-confessed Shop-aholic, Tea-aholic, Car-aholic and Choc-aholic”.

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Up for grabs are ten (10) eCopies of Temptation (Book #1: The Temptation Series).  The sweepstakes is open internationally.  IF you would like to check out the FTC mumbo jumbo you will find it in the sweepstakes terms and conditions.  To enter for your chance to win just click on the Rafflecopter link below and good luck 🙂

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Cover Reveal: The Darkest Joy by Marata Eros

Title: THE DARKEST JOY Author: Marata Eros Publisher: Simon & Schuster Expected release date: February 18, 2014 Genre: Dark Romantic Suspense Age Group: New Adult Cover reveal organized by: AToMR Tours; http://atomrbookblogtours.com

Title: THE DARKEST JOY
Author: Marata Eros
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Expected release date: February 18, 2014
Genre: Dark Romantic Suspense
Age Group: New Adult
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Synopsis:

A sexy and poignant new adult novel from New York Times bestseller Marata Eros, about two lost souls who find each other in the wake of tragedy, only to learn that love may not be enough to heal the wounds of a dark and tortured past…

Twenty year-old Brooke Starr has escaped the aftermath of a brutal tragedy by abandoning her music studies and moving north to take a summer position as a part-time deck hand on a deep-sea fishing boat. When her survivor’s guilt becomes unbearable, Brooke realizes there’s only one thing she can do to finally erase the pain.

Deep sea fisherman, Chance Taylor, has just wrapped his guitar set at the local saloon when he sees the silhouette of a young woman in repose, the full moon highlighting her shadow as she plummets from a pier too high for diving… into water too cold to survive. Without thinking, he plunges in after her, saving Brooke from drowning.

As Chance works to save her from her own emotional fragility, Brooke finally begins to learn how to save herself. But when their chemistry begins to consume them, Brooke withdraws. She’s determined to be the master of her own destiny… until the past catches up with her in a cataclysmic plan so dark, so final… it threatens their love and their very lives.

About the author and where to find her:

author - Marata ErosMarata Eros is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of dark, romantic new adult novels, including A Terrible Love and its companion novel A Brutal Tenderness. A passionate writer who loves interacting with her readers, Marata lives in South Dakota with her husband.

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Excerpt and Sweepstakes: Recklessly by A.J. Sand

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WooWee does this one sound good!!  Thank you all for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy the excerpt from A.J. Sand’s Recklessly and don’t forget to check out the event-wide sweepstakes 🙂

Title: Recklessly Author: A.J. Sand Release date: August 28, 2013 Genre: Contemporary Romance Age Group: Mature New Adult/Adult Event organized by: AToMR Tours; http://atomrbookblogtours.com

Title: Recklessly
Author: A.J. Sand
Release date: August 28, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: Mature New Adult/Adult
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Synopsis:

Wes Elliott just met his match…and she might actually burn his entire world down.

Surfing and sex. This is Wes Elliott’s life. And it’s just the way he likes it.   `
After seeing his parents stay in a loveless marriage his entire life, and burying away a heartbreak from his past, he knows where romance is best left: crappy chick movies. He’d rather lust and eventually leave, and that’s exactly what the plan was when he met Lana Langston.
Except…turns out she’s only in it for the thrills, too. She’s always only in it for the thrills: life in the literal fast lane on her motorcycle, and the hot nights in forbidden places without the awkward talks in the mornings after. She’s Wes Elliott in way tighter jeans. 
 So, this should be perfect, right? 
But the more time Wes spends with her, the more he wants the nights to turn into mornings. And maybe even longer. Suddenly, it isn’t so perfect for him anymore.
And the things he thought were buried are digging themselves up.
Now Wes is in a lot of trouble. 
He’s falling in love with the one girl who might be a bigger risk than even a guy who gets barreled by the most dangerous waves in the world is willing to take on.
Can Wes and Lana figure out a way to make it work? Or is he headed for something far more reckless?

Due to the sexual content, language and violence, this work is not recommended for readers under 18.

Excerpt from Recklessly:

He pointed to the image of a topless Jessica Rabbit with a mermaid tail matching her signature red dress etched on his hand; the top half of her body, bare breasts and all, was displayed just below his fingers.

Lana was clutching his hand in both of hers now, staring down at the intricacies of the tattoo design—the coiffed red hair and exaggerated curvatures of her body—and tracing a soft outline with her thumbs. She drew her fingertips across the top of his hand with such slow, gentle strokes that the touch triggered the heightening of his arousal. Okay, he was wrong; maybe her touching him was a bad idea. Now, it felt too sensual for what he was thinking. Wes flicked his eyes over to her chest and down her legs again. Lana, too, had the kind of body that should’ve been immortalized in ink.

“What is the fascination with her?” Lana asked with an eye roll. “No one would actually look like that in real life, you know.”

Wes shrugged and grinned. “It’s the idea of her I like. Any chick who is that hot—not-even-on-the-scale hot, like you—and who marries a guy who’s a soft three, is really endearing.”

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About the author and where to find her:

A.J. Sand grew up an only child whose parents bought her many, many books to keep her busy, so it was only natural that she would start writing her own stories. She is the author of “Documentary,” “Remake” and “Recklessly.” She lives just outside of Washington, D.C.

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