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Title: Mine
Author: Katy Evans
Date for Re-Release of Paperback: November 5, 2013
Publisher: Gallery Books
Blog Tour Hosted by: The SUBClub Books

“I will do anything to make her MINE.” —Remington Tate 

In the international bestseller REAL, the unstoppable bad boy of the Underground fighting circuit finally met his match. Hired to keep him in prime condition, Brooke Dumas unleashed a primal desire in Remington “Remy” Tate as vital as the air he breathes . . . and now he can’t live without her. 
Brooke never imagined she would end up with the man who is every woman’s dream, but not all dreams end happily ever after, and just when they need each other the most, Brooke is torn away from the ringside. Now with distance and darkness between them, the only thing left is to fight for the love of the man she calls MINE.
He’s mine, and I’m his. Our love is all-consuming, powerful,
imperfect, and real…
Remy, the unstoppable bad boy of the Underground fighting circuit finally met his match. Hired to keep him in prime condition, Brooke Dumas unleashed a primal desire in Remington “Riptide” Tate as vital as the air he breathes . . . and now he can’t live without her.
Brooke never imagined she would end up with the man who is every woman’s dream, but not all dreams end happily ever after, and just when they need each other the most, she is torn away from his side. Now with distance and darkness between them, the only thing left is to fight for the love of the man she calls MINE. 

“The heart is a hollow muscle, and it will beat billions of times during our lives…All I know is that I feel this love in every molecule in my body, every breath I take, all the infinity in my soul. I learned that you can’t run if you tear a ligament, but your heart can be broken into a million pieces, and you can still love with your whole being. I’ve been broken and put together again…but now I dream solely of a blue-eyed fighter who one day changed my life, when he put his lips on mine…”

Katy Evans, thank you! Thank you for gifting us with REMY! Let me tell you that there is nothing hotter then a man with tapped knuckles, a silk boxing robe, and one hell of a fight face! I mean REALLY! Alpha male to the extreme and Brooke knows that the good out weighs the bad with it comes to Remy. 

“My every cell knows this is my mate and prepares me for him. Just him.”

Brooke is back on the payroll to better Remy’s mind, body, and soul. In the best shape of his life Remy is working to claim what he lost in Real. The top spot was taken from him and not for lack of power but for something more…love. 

“Baby, the way you need me can only barely cover half of the way I need you.”

Scorpion is also back. Insert boos and hisses! Right! Evil in its pure form! There is no end to his wick games in and out of the ring. Remy’s secret weapon come in one size…Brooke. With her, Remy is ready for the fight of his life in more ways them one.

“Remy, take care of her! She plays a tough little cookie, but her melted chocolate center is for you, you know!”

In MINE Brooke learns that her deeply completed man is all she needs. His love for her is true and all encompassing. 

“Nobody ever taught him how to love. He does it instinctively.”

Both Remy and Brooke are two halves that complete and competent each other. Love in its pure raw from, beautiful and real. 

“Every second that you and I breath, you belong to me.”

MINE is a follow up that gives you what you are looking for…more! More Remy, more love, more fighting, and most importantly more music. The use of music in this series is incredible! Remy’s wingman, his iPod, creates remarkable moments that only music can produce. Book three, REMY, will be the third round KO for this unbelievable raw yet touching series. I am so looking forward to living it all over again through the eyes of the people’s champion…REMY!

“When everything’s made to be broken I just want you to know who I am” GooGoo Dolls Iris

Hey! I’m Katy Evans and I love family, books, life, and love. I’m married with two children and three dogs and spend my time baking, walking, writing, reading, and taking care of my family. Thank you for spending your time with me and picking up my story. I hope you had an amazing time with it, like I did. If you’d like to know more about books in progress, look me up on the Internet, I’d love to hear from you!

Author Spotlight: Melissa Perea of Seeds of Hate (Cardboard Hearts Series)

We were oh so lucky to have a “sit down”
with Melissa Perea

1. Can you tell us about your writing style?

My writing style developed out of honest critiquing. I didn’t really think I had what it took to write a full-length fiction novel considering the only writing I had done prior was blogging about my personal life. Both are two very different things. But I can honestly say that Red Lory by Dave Newell and Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl both had a lasting impact on how I viewed storytelling and the potential within that story to tell it differently than someone else. I would consider my style artistic and non-conventional. I don’t tell stories in a linear manner. I try to write how the character would speak or process things mentally. I don’t write to just tell you a story, but I want you to visually feel it in the words and emotionally absorb it with how it flows.

2. Seeds of Hate was a beautifully written story. Your writing style is original, well-crafted, and thoughtful. Where did this idea start? 

The idea for the book came from a childhood friend whose own story inspired the creation of Selah. I watched him grow up away from his parents because of their choice to be missionaries. From there everything else sort of progressed naturally. I don’t think my intentions in the beginning were to write such a heavy story, but my heart apparently had other plans. 

3. Seeds of Hate was a painful journey for all the main characters. Issues with family and friends made each of their stories real. This was far from a cookie cutter story. Was this your intent from the start? 

Haha, see above 😀 I’m definitely not a fairytale writer, although I love HEA’s when I read. I guess I felt there were plenty of authors out there writing about that so I decided to take a different path. I’m not someone who breaks rules, or really gets out there and tries new things to an extreme, but I’m most certainly not a crowd follower. 

4. Of the main characters who hold special meaning to you and why? 

(I know this maybe a hard one like picking a favorite kid). 

Gio. Without a doubt in my mind. He gave me this whole little side story to fall in love with and allowed me to really push and stretch Javier’s limits as a teenage boy. The fact that he doesn’t speak either was such a wonderful experience to write. I mean here we have this nine-year-old boy that doesn’t use words. I had to make you fall in love with a character that never spoke. This was a challenge I thoroughly enjoyed. And I do have a favorite kid. It just changes daily 😉

5. Do you find a little of yourself in any of the characters?

Yes. I’m a lot of Selah. I don’t think that was my intention, but since I was in her head the most it sort of made it easier to a degree. Although I loved high school I drew on the handful of bad experiences that I did have in order to figure out how she would really feel. Her quirkiness and fun-loving spirit is pretty much all me though. A lot of other aspects though are nothing like me. I tried to find a balance so I wasn’t actually writing myself as a whole into the book. 

6. To me, this story could be pulled directly from the pages to the screen. Even the cover has a movie feel (which is gorgeous by the way). Did you pull any inspiration from teen movies of the past? 

Not necessarily teen movies of the past, but Indie films for sure. The cover was inspired by that feel you get when you look at a Sundance Film Festival movie poster (their names being featured on the cover was specifically for that reason). Brick was a large part of my inspiration. It helped me flesh out the thematic/repetitious elements that are portrayed throughout the book i.e. telephones wires, shoelaces, the brick wall and the coffee and sticky buns. It also helped me to develop the idea of the childlike settings in a world that is totally lacking the joy and simplicity of childhood. The swing sets, the merry-go-round, a teenagers bedroom, etc. 

7. If Seeds of Hate were to grace the screen who would be your dream cast? 

Oh man. This is hard since I don’t think A-list actors would be able to pull it off. I’d want an indie cast so I’d probably want to go with young, up and coming actors who hadn’t been featured in anything big yet. But if you’re curious as to what “looks” I’d be going for then I’d choose Kate Mara for Selah. Jay Hernandez for Javier. Jesse Eisenberg for Izzy. A nine-year-old Adrian Grenier for Gio (he’s got the perfect eyes for someone who never speaks). I don’t really have an opinion on Nathan. I assume something in the realm of a Paul Walker-ish type would fit the bill. 

8. So you have started book two of the Cardboard Hearts Series can you give us a little info on where you see the story going? What we can expect?

Yes, I’ve been working on it slowly, but surely. It will start ten years after the end of book two so Selah and Javier will be nearing 30. The book will be told predominately from her pov in the beginning and every so often flash back to what happened to her during those ten years that have passed by. Around 70% into the book we will switch pov’s and be back in Javier’s mind. From his point on it will go into the future about another 20 years. All I can say is a lot happens and it’s realistic. I’m not saying it doesn’t have a happily ever after, because in my opinion it has an epic happily ever after, but it sure as hell isn’t predictable. 

9. How many books are you planning for? 

Just the two in the Cardboard Hearts Series. After this I have two other books that I’m trying to choose between (both stand alones). One is going back to the YA world and the other is more of an adult contemporary piece, but preferably more literary than romance. 

10. Ok one more for fun…Besides being a kick ass author and amazing mother what do you do for fun?

Haha thanks! Let’s see even though I can’t do a lot of it right now with the little ones running about or drooling in Roma’s case, I love to travel. My husband and I would love to move out of the US and live abroad for a few years. But while we are still stateside I’d say I enjoy eating for fun. I like trying out new restaurants and testing out new foods at home. I’d cook everything from scratch if I had an endless budget and the dishes would magically do themselves!


Melissa is completely and utterly ordinary. She was born, raised and currently resides in sunny California. If she told you her life story nothing would really stand out. So she’s gonna keep it simple…
“I get very cranky when I am tired. If getting fat wasn’t a side effect, I would eat freshly baked cookies and milk every day for breakfast. Currently–I have one kid, one husband and one dog. I’m in the process of adding more to the kids and possibly the dogs, but definitely keeping the husband to one. I am obsessed with literature. If for some random reason you stumbled upon my high school yearbook you would find a picture of me under “Class Clown”. I have a college degree, but instead of earning dollar bills with my educated mind, I spend my days playing with my offspring. My life is super fun.
“Oh and I’m currently writing my first of hopefully many books to come. I plan on self-publishing because that’s what all the cool kids are doing; that and I hate having a boss.”


Title: Rock the Beat
Author: Michelle Valentine
Hosted by: Iloveindiebooks

Twenty-year-old Holly Pearson never dreamed that while working at her father’s motocross track she’d run into the walking, talking definition of trouble in a sexy, tattooed package—Trip Douglas, the man sent to evaluate the track for a possible investment opportunity. Holly makes no attempt to hide the fact she despises Trip, but she learns to be civil toward him when he offers to help her land the man of her dreams. 
Trip needs a break from the crazy rock-and-roll lifestyle he’s been living for the past few years. With his Black Falcon band mates settling down with marriage and babies, Trip peruses an investment opportunity in motocross, something he’s always been passionate about. Hiding his celebrity status, Trip infiltrates the new business posing as a dirt bike rider training for the X-Games. The only obstacle is the owner’s daughter, Holly. She’s a real ball bustin’ Ice Queen, and she’ll do whatever it takes to make the deal fall through. Trip soon discovers that winning over his new enemy is the key to gaining a partnership in Mountain Time Speed Track. 
Knowing he’s the expert on getting laid, Trip ropes Holly into becoming his ally by helping her score a date with the man she’s crushing on. The problem is, the more time Trip and Holly spend together, the more they uncover the undeniable attraction between them. Soon they both realize that even the best laid plans go to hell when you find you’re falling in love with the enemy. 
**Book THREE in the Black Falcon series. Can also be read as a stand-alone novel**

He steps in front of me and his eyes zero in on my chest. Both of his hands dart to my top button on my gray top and he releases it from its hole before moving on to the next one. “First of all, I was attracted to your banging body in that little black dress. It screamed, “Fuck me,” so that’s not flirting—that’s attention seeking. Believe me, I wasn’t the only one watching you shake your ass. I was just the only one brave enough to try and get with you even though you were there with another man.”
“You thought I was there with Max?” I ask even though it doesn’t surprise me. Max isn’t exactly the stereotypically homosexual male. There’s nothing feminine about him. People make the mistake that we’re an item all the time.
“And you were what, going to steal me away from my date?”
Trip shrugs. “When I see something I want, I go after it. And that night I wanted you. That is until you let him drag you away from me. I figured it wasn’t worth the scene it would cause to kick his ass.”
I roll my eyes. “How do you know you wouldn’t have been the one on the receiving end of that ass-kicking? Max is a pretty strong dude.”
He gives me a pointed look. “If there’s one thing I know besides that I’m awesome in bed, is that I can fight.”
I sigh. “Okay, so you’re a badass—I get it. What’s the other reason you think you I can’t flirt?”
He smiles. “I win the flirting debate because I believe it was me who came on to you first, so you can’t take credit for that.”
My brain attempts to wade through the drunken memories of a couple nights ago. “You may have started the dance, but I believe I’m the one who turned around to take it to that next level, allowing you to kiss me. Therefore I finished it. I get total credit for flirting with you first.”
He undoes the last button on my shirt. “No. Max dragged you away, effectively cutting us both off for the night. And Thank God for that. He deserves a fucking medal for performing a good deed. Can you imagine how awkward all this would be if we’d had crazy sex that night, only to meet up the very next day? That would’ve been a nightmare.”

I flinch. “Am I really that horrible that you would’ve regretted sleeping with me?”

Trip Douglas, the famous drummer of Black Falcon decided he needs a diversion while Noel and Riff are on break to fix their personal lives. So he went to Arizona to check a possible investment in Mountain Time Speed Track not knowing he will end up meeting someone that will make his now exciting life even more exciting.
Holly is the goody goody daughter of the Race Track owner. Due to some financial difficulties and the fact that his dad can no longer support her schooling; Holly went home, stopped college and return to help his father run the racetrack.
Holly and Trip met on the wrong foot but damn if it wasn’t hot and made me pee a little! Trying to make her cheating ex-boyfriend jealous and chase after her, Holly agreed to take Trip to a theatrical sketch and act as if they are together. Everything is all about business. He gets a little; she gets a little bit more. But the unexpected side-effect of spending so much time together and not to mention with such a hot guy is that eventually… you begin to fall in love with him. Their attraction was a fast progression; Holly felt so conflicted – how could she fall in love with a boy who is the exact opposite of what she wanted; egoistical, “beautiful”, full of himself…famous.
Rock the Beat is a story about falling love. It’s about a couple, who by appearances, should not be together. Holly’s background is gritty; there’s a lot about her past that has caused her to be standoffish and distanced. Trip lives in a fast paced environment; he likes to take risks and lives life as if there’s no tomorrow.
Love is a not an easy game to play. You may win some but you may lose some in the process.
Will Holly and Trip be able to withstand the rules barring this game of love?
This series just keeps getting better and better everytime. You can feel the passion and realism of each story that Michelle Valentine has brought to the house. There was a huge, huge twist that I didn’t see coming but Michelle has handled it very well and shaped the story into something phenomenal.
I could continue listing so many highlights of Rock the Beat, but I need to allow you to experience this on your own. There were a few minor editing errors and I wish the ending could’ve been a little longer, but that didn’t stop me from raving about the book entirely. I loved falling in love with this couple and hoping against hope that against all odds, their relationship would make it.
Overall, I thought this is another stellar romance novel from Michelle. The secondary characters like Max and of course the Black Falcon members also help make this a winning story. I totally recommend this book to all the rockstar book lovers out there and couldn’t be more excited to see how Michelle would wrap up this series with Tyke’s story.

Michelle A. Valentine is a Central Ohio nurse turned New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of erotic and New Adult romance. Her love of hard-rock music, tattoos, and sexy musicians inspired her erotic BLACK FALCON series.


Title: Thief
Author: Tarryn Fisher
Hosted by: Shh Mom’s Reading

Note to Self
Love is patient; love is kind.
Love doesn’t boast or brag.
There’s no arrogance in love;
it’s never rude, crude, or indecent-it’s not self absorbed.
Love isn’t easily upset.
Love doesn’t tally wrongs.
Love trusts, hopes, and endures no matter what.
Love will never become obsolete.
I’ll fight for her.
Caleb Drake never got over his first love. Not when he got married. Not when she got married. When life suddenly comes full circle Caleb must decide how how far he is willing to go to get the aloof and alluring Olivia Kaspen back. But for every action in life there is a consequence, and soon Caleb finds out that sometimes love comes at an unbearably high price.

“You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived are the moments when you have done things in the name of love.”

Does true love really conquer all? A question that is being heavily debated in the minds of many especially those who are looking for answers to heal their pain.

Thief is the 3rd and final book in the Love me with Lies series. This is where all past secrets were revealed and family issues were dealt with.

When I started reading the story, I started having an idea on how I thought the story would conclude and by the end, it was a completely different picture. I love how Tarryn has taken on such a complex subject matter and turned it on its ear, smoothly incorporating marriage, relationship and family issues to build tension and drama.

The powerful love of Caleb and Olivia for each other has been very evident since book one. Their relationship was severely tested when the rest of the world tries to tear them apart. And Ms. Fisher has outdone herself in drawing those raw emotions. She has the remarkable ability to evoke feelings from the reader not just with words, but with descriptions as well. It felt so real! It’s such a tender, sensual component of the story that it balanced out all the other madness. I couldn’t help being emotionally involved with the couple and backed them all the way. The story has the right amount of suspense, intrigue, and unpredictability to keep me wondering particularly if the characters will finally have their happy ending.

Thief is more than just your usual contemporary romance novel. It will teach you a lot of things about love. It will make you realized that we all make mistakes, we all hurt each other at some point but the great thing about it is that you have an opportunity to fix it. People will disappoint you, they will let you down, and they may even hurt you. But, if the love is there and it is real, love can conquer whatever is put before it.

The angst, lust, love, passion, conflict between the characters plus the volatile mix of emotions just made this book a total winner for me. If you like stories with powerful villains, intense, with deep emotions, Thief is the perfect suit for you.

I am a real life villain, truly. I drink sick amounts of Starbucks. Most of the time my hair smells like coffee. I was born in South Africa, and lived there for most of my childhood. I moved to Seattle just for the rain. Rome is my favorite place in the world so far, Paris comes in at a close second. I read and write more than I sleep. When I was eleven, I wrote an entire novel about runaway orphans, using only purple ink. I am addicted to Florence and the Machine and will travel to see concerts. I love scary movies and giraffes. I spend way too much time on Facebook. Meet you there?…


Hosted by the PLN’s (Passionate Little Nutcases)
Ask Tarryn any questions you have! There will be some trivia questions for giveaways so come prepared with your copy of Thief! We look forward to chatting with you!
November 10th 9pm-10pm EST


Title: Wasted Heart (Ruining 3)
Author: Nicole Reed
Release Day: October 22, 2013

Yeah, they all hold true. 
How can you explain to someone what it’s like not to care? Not about yourself or the person standing next to you. I’ve lost that, the ability to feel and show affection. 
Sometimes, when I chase the dragon, it thunders through my head like a drum, reminding me it still beats. 
It’s still there. 
My agent says I have one more shot. A single, solitary chance to stay in the music biz, but there is one massive problem. 

I love angst….I thrive on it, but only the fictional kind. I adore a story that grips the reader from the beginning and doesn’t let go…EVER. I’m an avid reader who just recently discovered my love of writing. My favorite things in life include my three wild & crazy kids, Reese’s Pieces, and every genre of music. I reside in the Deep South. 
Currently, I am writing a new adult/contemporary romance story that I can’t wait to share. I also plan to release Rhye’s story, Wasted Heart, in 2013. 
Ruining Me (Ruining #1) 
Ruining You (Ruining #2) 

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Title: Hers
Author: Dawn Robertson

I am weak.
I am lonely.
I am a slut.
I am strong.
I am Dominant.
I am independent.
I am Seven James.
My entire life, no one has wanted me, and that was fine, because I sure as shit didn’t need anyone else. Blah, Blah Blah, insert sad story here about negligent parents, and shitty siblings, and you have my life story in a nut shell. When my college boyfriend dumped me, it was just icing on the cake. Five years, and a booming career later I am here to collect my revenge.
That was until a delicious plaything walked into the kink club I frequent, and rocked my typically un-rockable world. Causing me to break the one rule I have lived by since Daniel Alexander walked out of my life, never have sex with the same person twice. Ever.
Warning!!!! Hers contains sexually explicit situations that may be uncomfortable for some. These include FF, FMF, and MFM interactions.

Way too much, Levi.” I let out a deep breath, and push the plate away from me. My appetite is gone now. “I can’t do this. I need a break.” I stand from my chair and start to back away from him. I need to put as much room between us as I can. If he touches me, I’ll change my mind. “This is all too much, too fast. I need a break. Please, Levi. I hate to ask this of you, but can you go?” I can feel the panic attack brewing and I don’t want him to witness the nastiness that is my manic behavior.
“Seven, can we please talk about this?” His tone is pleading, and I can’t reply. I stand still, arms wrapped around my body, praying he’ll walk out of my life as fast as he possibly can.
“Please. Go.” My breathing becomes faster, and my hands shake as they harshly grip my own arms.
He turns without a word and makes his way to the elevator. Only a minute more and I can crack. Shatter. Retreat back into my fucked up head. Back to my fucked up life where I am worthless and where no one wants me. There, I am safe. The only person I am safe with is myself. It will always be like this.
I hear the slam of the elevator door and my entire body slips down the wall, sagging onto the kitchen floor as the hysterics pour out of me. First, it starts ever so slowly with tears. Followed by a meek cry. My breathing becomes more rapid with each memory that flashes through my overactive brain.
“You are destined to be alone, forever, Seven. You are just too fucked up.” Blue’s words echo through my ears.
“You’ll never get your shit together long enough to love anyone but yourself,” my father adds. Way to add insult to injury.
Without missing a beat, Daniel’s voice slams through my ears.
“You are nothing more than a good fuck, and a warm body.” He should have just carved my heart right out of my chest at that moment. “Seven, you aren’t a forever kind of girl.”

No, I am not built for forever. I am not the kind of girl you bring home to your parents. That had been drilled into my head repeatedly over the years. A good fuck, a warm body. But never a forever. My labored breaths turn into gasps for air, my shaking out of control as I sob uncontrollably on my kitchen floor. I am destined to be alone. Forever. That is the only forever I will get.

Dawn is a woman of many colors. Born and raised in the North-East, the youngest child of three, to two hard working, and extremely dedicated parents, she thrived on her love for creative writing. Her commitment to hard work lead her down a number of career paths over the years, stopping with her love for fiction. 
In a bold, and unexpected move, she quit her full-time nine to five gig to thrust herself into her debut erotic novel, Hers. 
Dawn is a mother, entrepreneur, and self proclaimed book whore.