Month: March 2014

Book Review & Giveaway: Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

Title: Maybe Someday
Author: Colleen Hoover

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, a passionate tale of friendship, betrayal, and romance—and the enchanting music that inspires one young woman to put her life back together.
At twenty-two years old, aspiring musician Sydney Blake has a great life: She’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her good friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers Hunter cheating on her with Tori—and she is left trying to decide what to do next.
Sydney becomes captivated by her mysterious neighbor, Ridge Lawson. She can’t take her eyes off him or stop listening to the daily guitar playing he does out on his balcony. She can feel the harmony and vibrations in his music. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either: He seems to have finally found his muse. When their inevitable encounter happens, they soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one…
From the author of the New York Times bestsellers Slammed, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, This Girl, and Losing Hope, Maybe Someday is destined to become another bestseller and long-lasting fan favorite.
Griffin Peterson and Colleen Hoover discuss their upcoming project, Maybe Someday. 
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Home is a place that can drive you absolutely crazy one moment and makes you feel like a million dollars the next. It’s a refuge. A place where you can relax, you can put your feet up and just be yourself. A perfect way to describe a CoHo reading experience. 
Colleen Hoover is home. Her writing simply lets you enjoy and escape from anything and everything else. The woman absolutely astounds me with her ability to craft words. The rhythm, the unique symbolism, the emotion, the way her words flow together. I cannot wrap my brain around how much I love her writing. This was more evident than ever in Maybe Someday. I am thoroughly convinced Ms. Hoover could write a book on the complexities of earth, and I would read it. 
I think it’s simply the way she has written this book. If it had been any other person writing the exact same story line with the exact same characters, it wouldn’t have been the same. CoHo’s prose is simply beautiful. It’s poetry, it’s music to my ear. Every sentence in this book tells a story of it’s own. It’s unforgettable. It’s an experience.

“Desire is easy to fight. Especially when the only weapon possesses is attraction. It’s not so easy when you’re trying to win a war against the heart.”

Ridge. How can I even put him into words? He’s just… he’s charming, and utterly wonderful. He’s the kind of guy who will sacrifice even his own happiness for the sake of others. He’s loyal, caring and very protective. He’s unique approach to music makes him even more special and simply irresistible. His life is everything ordinary; a nice job, an almost perfect love life and he spends most of his time creating music for his band. But everything became complicated when Sydney entered his life. 

“I’ve done the one thing I promised her I would never do. I just made her a Tori.”

Sydney. You knew it was coming. I couldn’t decide in the beginning whether to hate her or fall in love with her but I loved seeing her character developed. I enjoyed every single stolen scene with her in it. I became more intrigued by her not-fully-good, but not-fully-evil character.

“I don’t want him to be standing here in front of me. I don’t want him to be looking at me, wearing the expression that mirrors my own feelings. I don’t want him to hurt like I’m hurting. I don’t want him to miss me like I’ll miss him. I don’t want him to be falling for me like I’ve been falling for him.”

The chemistry between these two was incredible. The world that CoHo has set in this book is strangely beautiful and alluring, yet dark and completely foreign. Together, they make perfect songs. But sometimes you just can’t control how you feel. Even when you are keeping those feelings very quiet and concealed.

“I didn’t know I could feel someone this much. I didn’t know I could need someone this much. I had no idea I was capable of sharing this kind of connection with someone.”

CoHo gives us a beautiful story of friendship/romance and letting go/starting over, impressively married the two. I haven’t felt quite this overcome with affection for characters in so long, even when I was annoyed with both of their reactions to things or not agreeing with certain decisions. I really liked watching them finally get to know each other, letting their guards down. They challenged one another and I just couldn’t get enough. And that is what conflicted me the most. I honestly just wanted to stop time, while Sydney and Ridge were alone together, with just their music, guitar and the beating of their hearts present, being a real couple, and just being in love. I wanted to stop there just so they could be happy in my mind forever; regardless the rest of the world is in chaos. 

“…there’s no middle ground. No right choice. My actions are becoming split directly down the middle, just like my heart. I can’t win for losing.”

Maybe Someday is simply… extraordinary. There’s really no other word for it. From the first page, the first line, the book completely enthralled me. It deserves so much more than five stars. Everything is just so right. No amount of hearts, or stars, or long words can amount to how much I simply LOVE this book.
It’s almost out of control how much I felt immediately at home, ready to curl up with hot cocoa until I was done. This is definitely a book that is meant to be re-read time and time again and absolutely the best reading experience so far in 2014. 
Buy it, gift it, read it, treasure it and experience home.

Special Post: The 2nd Annual Mental Health Awareness Month Book Fundraiser benefiting the Keith Milano Memorial Fund

Fund Information: 
The Keith Milano Memorial Fund was established to help raise awareness about the devastating and deadly disease that is mental illness. Keith’s spirit and laughter is kept alive through our efforts to increase awareness about mental illness and to raise money for education and imperative research. Keith often struggled with society’s perception of mental illness. Our hope is that by having the strength to say that Keith was “Bipolar” we can strip away the stigma and help others to be more open about their disease.
The Keith Milano Memorial Fund benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).
AFSP is the only national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research and education, and to reaching out to people with mood disorders and those affected by suicide.
AFSP is a fully accredited 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization incorporated in the state of Delaware with primary offices in New York City. Federal tax ID # is 13-3393329. AFSP’s Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) number is 10545. All donations to AFSP are tax deductible.
direct donation link for Keith’s Memorial Fund: 
Recognition for sponsorship levels will be given on Keith’s website, The Keith Milano Memorial Page on Facebook and at the 10th Annual Keith Milano Memorial Golf Outing.

Excerpt and Special Announcement: Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher

Title: Mud Vein
Author: Tarryn Fisher
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SURPRISE!!! Tarryn has now set a release date for this highly anticipated book in 2014!
So the million dollar question…WHEN?
drum roll please…………

April 18, 2014

We are soooo excited to read it!

When reclusive novelist Senna Richards wakes up on her thirty-third birthday, everything has changed. Caged behind an electrical fence, locked in a house in the middle of the snow, Senna is left to decode the clues to find out why she was taken. If she wants her freedom, she has to take a close look at her past. But, her past has a heartbeat…and her kidnapper is nowhere to be found. With her survival hanging by a thread, Senna soon realizes this is a game. A dangerous one. Only the truth can set her free.
You don’t have to be alone. We are mostly born that way though. We grow up being nurtured to believe that the other half of our soul is somewhere out there. And since there are seven billion people inhabiting our planet, chances are one of them is for you. To find that person, to find your soul piece, or your great love we must count on our paths diverging, the tangling of lives, the soft whispering of one soul recognizing another. 
I found my piece. She wasn’t what I was expecting. If you formed a woman’s soul out of black graphite, bathed it in blood, and then rolled it around in the softest rose petals, you still wouldn’t have touched on the complication that was, my match. 
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?…

Poughkeepsie Enhanced Collectors Edition App Tour by Debra Anatasia

Welcome to the Poughkeepsie Enhanced Collector’s Edition App Tour! 
Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia has been a cult hit bestseller since 2011. A homeless guy counting the smiles of a kind train commuter spiraled into a novel that was nominated by the Rockstars of Romance as one of the most romantic stories ever and won 2nd place! It was a story that deserved getting a jumbo-sized enhancement. Extra scenes out the ying yang was, of course, a huge part of the fun. Getting to spend some of those previously undiscovered first moments with Blake and Livia or the moment he proposed was worth exploring. In Debra’s wildest dreams she imagined Poughkeepsie with its own soundtrack, anchored by her favorite musicians. When blockbuster talent Ron Pope signed on with fourteen songs and then Rustic Overtones agreed as well, she knew things were going to get crazy cool. 
After almost two full years of development, the Enhanced Poughkeepsie is ready. Debra lost count of the hours spent, as did the developer poured into this. It was beast, and more amazing than she could have ever imagined. This app became the most exceptional reading experience Debra could devise for her readers. 
Check out what’s in store for you:

This app is available for all kinds of devices!
Enhanced Poughkeepsie for iPad
Enhanced Poughkeepsie for iPhone (link to come)
Enhanced Poughkeepsie for Android (link to come)
Enhanced Poughkeepsie for ePub (on your computer) (link to come)
Immerse yourself in the world of Debra Anastasia’s Poughkeepsie.
Experience this bestselling novel for the first time…again as you break all the rules about books with Omnific Publishing and Debra Anastasia. In this enhanced version of the novel, you’ll enjoy insights from the author, music by Ron Pope and other artists to set the mood, and images and video that bring the scenes to life as you read. You’ll delve deeper into the world of Poughkeepsie through nearly 50,000 words of added scenes (more love, more drama, more romance!) and informative insights into how this marvelous story and its characters came to be. 
Self-contained in this app (no wifi needed after downloading):
•complete novel Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia
•author/director’s pop-up commentary
•music by Ron Pope, Rustic Overtones, Monoxide G, Violet Winter, Bo Heart, and Jeff Epstein and the City Line Singers
•more than 100 images to enhance the story
•videos of your favorite characters in action
•special animation
•sound effects
•interviews with the characters, author, and more
•interactive games
•trailers for the Poughkeepsie Brotherhood series
•how-to knitting instructions
•how-to instructions for making a paper rose
•recipe for the dinner Livia makes for Blake
A drop in the Ocean… That’s what this idea was when it started. A seed in a crazy brain. Debra Anastasia took an impossible thought and ran with it. What an ingenious way to approach reading in general, and what a way for us to read an amazing story.
It’s no secret that I loved this series and it’s no secret I kind of like the author, I mean she is kinda cool. These books affected my life in a way not many others have. Yes. This series has affected my life. This is one of the best interpretations of human connections and humanity that I’ve had the pleasure of reading. It’s different and heartfelt. I fell in love with each of the brothers for different reasons. I want someone to count my smiles, I want someone to write me love letters, and I want someone to fight for me. I want to feel the connection, the love… this series is amazing. I never thought it was possible to love it more. Until now…
An app, really? I’m a bit old-school. I love the feeling of holding a book in my hands. I love the way a book smells. So I was leery. Until the night of release. I opened this thing like it was Christmas morning. I was so excited. I had zero idea what to expect. What did I get? This app is amazing. Brilliant. Seriously, I love to read and always have, this takes reading to a new level. I now have an interactive experience with my characters and my book boyfriends? Whoa. I now get to read the words of my favorite author while listening to the words that inspired her? The music? I loved the music. The music makes me feel every word in a new relatable way. The insight from the author about each of the characters… I’ve fallen in love all over again. After seeing the intricacies of this woman’s brain, I’ve no doubt any crazy idea she comes up with, I will be in the front row screaming “do it!!”

Hi guys! I’m so excited to introduce you to Oscar Del Amor. He’s a talented musician who has agreed to answer a few questions for me. On a side note, when Mr. Del Amor agreed to be a part of the Poughkeepsie Enhanced Edition I screamed like a monkey. His voice has been in the air while I’ve been writing many, many Poughkeepsie scenes. He’s a go to artist for Beckett Taylor’s point of view. 
Debra: Oscar, I came to find you through your song Abuse Me by Violet Winter. I was thrilled to discover you’re tremendously well rounded when it comes to preforming many different genres. Do you have a favorite?
Oscar: My favorite genre is the one I’m working on currently. I always get so involved with my projects I often get immersed. I’ve listening to a lot of house music recently.
Debra: I know you’re working on a new album, what can you share with my readers about it?
Oscar: Yes, It’s going to be a sweet love EP. In February of 2013 I wrote about thirty songs that really embodied the initial concept of “Oscar del Amor” and I’m going to put out three of them. They’re sweet tunes wrapped up with modern electronics.
Debra: When you get inspired to make music and you’re not in a place where you can experiment with the tune, what do you do? (Sometimes I have to write scenes on my phone waiting in school parking lots for my kids!)
Oscar: I always record songs on the voice recorder on my iPhone, I must have a zillions badly hummed melodies in there!
Debra: When did you realize you wanted to be a musician? 
Oscar: I must have been about fourteen when I first picked up the guitar. My classmates and I would joke about the bands we were going to be in. But it wasn’t until I was about fifteen that a friend invited me to join his band, and I’ve been on the journey since. 
Debra: While viewing your video, it occurred to me that you’re able to convey very real feelings to your audience. Is there a level of acting required when creating and preforming music? 
Oscar: Yes, I like to perform my material in a way that depicts the emotion behind the song. So, sometimes I’ve to dig deep for those feelings.
Here’s Oscar’s info:
Thank you so much, Oscar. I really appreciate your time. And a big thank you to Jennifer and Cara and all the girls at The Book Avenue for partying with me today.

Book Trailer Launch: FURY by Fisher Amelie

We are dying to share the trailer for Fisher Amelie’s FURY! FURY is a Mature Young Adult/New Adult contemporary romance novel and is a part of Fisher Amelie’s Seven Deadly Series.
Watch the trailer below, then make sure to add it to your TBR pile!!

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FURY Synopsis: This is Ethan Moonsong’s book. Synopsis to be revealed at a later date.
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Fisher Amelie is the author of The Leaving Series, Callum& Harper and Thomas & January. She began her writing career as a copywriter for an internet marketing company wherein one of their client’s said, ‘Hey! You’re funny. You should write books’. Which in turn she said, ‘Hey, get out of here! This is the lady’s restroom.’ While washing her hands and the embarrassment from her face, she thought they may have had a valid point. So, she took the thousands of hours of writing stories growing up, tucked them into her pocket and began writing and writing and writing.

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Blog Tour Review, Excerpt and Giveaway: Room for More by Beth Ehemann @bethehemann

Blog Tour Review, Excerpt and Giveaway: Room for More by Beth Ehemann @bethehemannRoom for More by Beth Ehemann
Series: Cranberry Inn #2
on February: 20th 2014 
Genres: Romance
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Four years ago, my dreams were shattered in an instant.

Three months ago, I found something I haven’t had in years.


That hope came in the form of a sexy, carefree hockey player named Brody Murphy. He swooped in and won me over with his big heart and the way he cared for me…and my girls. When they look at him, they see the father they’ve never had.

Now, my past and present are colliding and the outcome might just be too much for me to bear. Can I make the right decision when I’ve spent my whole life making the wrong ones?

About Beth Ehemann

Beth Ehemann lives in the northern suburbs of Chicago with her 4 children and her husband, who is really just a big kid himself most of the time. She loves reading, writing, photography, martinis and all things Chicago Cubs.

Promo Tour and Giveaway: Under the Orange Moon by Adrienne Frances

Adrienne Frances and Bandit Publishing are excited to share with you the RELEASE of “Under the Orange Moon” by Adrienne Frances. Make sure to check out the preview on itunes, add to your Goodreads, pick up your copy and enter the AMAZING GIVEAWAY below for a KINDLE PAPERWHITE, SIGNED PAPERBACKS, Amazon & iTunes GIFT CARDS! Also, don’t forget to join us at the Release Day and Blog Tour Event starting on March 20th – join by clicking the below link.


Genre: New Adult/Contemporary/Romance

Dylan Mathews grew up in a house that was always filled with good-looking guys. However, with four protective older brothers they never stood a chance.Except for one.Dylan knew she loved Ben McKenna from the first time she laid eyes on him. When he started sneaking in her room, she thought he felt the same way.But just as their passion ignited, he left for college and never came back.Until now.Returning home after 5 years, Ben realizes Dylan has always been the one for him.Can he win back her heart and finally find love under the orange moon? 

You can read a sneak peek of the book at iBooks

Adrienne Frances spends her time as a writing consultant at a university near her home. In her spare time, she loves to be with her husband and two sons, who have made her exactly who she is today. Writing is a passion that she has appreciated for as long as she can remember. She believes that a wild imagination is a terrible thing to waste and should be captured and brought to life by all that are blessed to have one. This way of life is what led her to become a writer and later an author under Bandit Publishing. Her first celebrated novel, Under the Orange Moon, is set to release in March.

Blog Tour: Tied With Me by Kristen Proby (review, interview with Matt and giveaways)


A man whose lifestyle is so different from her own…
Nic Dalton’s cupcake bakery is thriving. She serves both rock stars and locals alike, content with her growing business. But one adventurous night out with her best friend, Bailey, turns her life upside down. She meets a handsome stranger who makes her skin sizzle and her heart race. Their one night together is explosive and unexpected, but when he has to suddenly leave without taking her phone number, Nic resigns herself to never seeing him again.
…What will it take to trust and submit to his every desire?
Matt Montgomery is one of Seattle’s finest. He works hard, loves and protects his family fiercely, and is loyal almost to a fault.
And he has a penchant for bondage.
Matt enjoys the way a woman looks wrapped up in his ropes, and makes no apologies for his preferences. When he meets Nic at a fetish festival, the small, beautiful woman catches his eye, drawing him to her. His one night with her was everything he’s ever looked for in a partner, but is cut short because of a family emergency. Even before he sees her again weeks later, he knows he’ll never get her out of his system.
And he’ll do whatever it takes to make her his.
“Give in to this, Nic. Let me prove to you that I will be one of the best decisions you ever make.” –Matt Montgomery
We are so excited to have a sit down with one of Seattle’s finest! This should be fun!
Walking in the room you can’t help but take notice! He is everything I thought he would be and more! Time for a little fun…
TBA – So…am I under arrest *giving him my best cheshire cat grin*
MATT – You look like you’ve been up to no good. We could play with my handcuffs if you like.
TBA – *fans face* Ok! So cuffs in your professional and person life. How do you find a balance?
MATT – It’s a no-brainer. Work is important, but Nicole always comes first. Always.
TBA – What do you enjoy most about the job?
MATT – There is no gray area, there is only right and wrong. The rules are clearly defined.
TBA – Do you think you were born to be one of “Seattle’s Finest”? 
MATT – I think I was born to protect what matters to me.
TBA – I know I feel safer knowing you are on the job (ok I can’t help but wink! He is too cute)!
MATT – Thank you, darling.
TBA – Can we talk ropes?
MATT – Of course.
TBA – Have you always been into Shibari? It is a technique that takes remarkable skill and a dominant mind. Not many can master it. Do you excel at everything you do? 
MATT – I’ve studied Shibari for more than a decade. It takes patience and a connection to the person you’re working with. Like anything in life, you have to practice and hone your craft. And no, I don’t excel at everything. I’m a hopeless singer.
TBA – Nothing wrong with a man in charge! Now I know the family likes to give you a hard time. Maybe they just wish they had your mad crazy skills. *snickers* 
MATT – My family likes to give me a hard time for a number of things, and I return it ten-fold. 
TBA – Let’s get real…who is your favorite sibling? No pressure *giggles*
MATT – Jules.
TBA – Well I know I speak for most people when I say there is MAD Montgomery love! For all of them! 
Can we talk about the special woman in your life? 
MATT – My favorite subject.
TBA – One things for sure your sugar intake is through the roof! How many cupcakes are you eating a week?
MATT – I’ve cut back to one a day.
TBA – It’s a good thing there is a little kink to work off the excess pounds. 
MATT – We don’t have a problem with exercise, no.
TBA – Nic in one word?
MATT – Everything.
TBA – Where do you see this relationship going? 
MATT – I’ll be with Nic until the day I die.
TBA – Do you ever feel pressure to settle down? 
MATT – No. I rarely feel pressure to do anything.
TBA – Well what ever you decide I think Nic is a perfect match *winks*
MATT – Thank you. She’s a very special woman.
TBA – Can we do some rapid fire questions for fun!
MATT – Shoot.
Guilty pleasure? *grins*
Favorite band? Nash
Biggest fear? Those I love being hurt.
Greatest accomplishment? My relationship with Nic.
Favorite cupcake flavor? Changes daily.
Favorite Luke Williams movie? I forget what it’s called… the one he produced a couple years ago with Hugh Jackman.
If you weren’t a detective what would you be doing? I’d probably work construction with my brother.
Night out or a night in? In
TBA – Matt thank you so much for stoping by and chatting with us! I think we have taken up enough of your time! I know everyone will be tied up in your story! 
MATT – Thanks for having me.

Sometimes the BEST things come in tied packages.
In my perfect Seattle bubble I would live with The Montgomery’s and go to rock concerts, football games, family barbeques, erotic photo shoots, and yes NOW tag along for private bondage encounters with a side of cupcakes. Tied With Me is the sixth book in the With Me Series and really what is better than a little kink with a side of sweet. 
Tied With Me is Matt’s story. His “different” lifestyle has been questioned in the prior With Me books. A taste for power and kink tied into one man. His meeting with the beautiful Nic at a fetish festival becomes much more then he planned for. One unforgettable night. Was that it? Well see that is where it gets good… 
It’s hard to pick a Proby favorite! Each book has its own magical pull, encompassing each and every minute until your eyes find their way to the end. One sitting reads! Kristen always delivers. Matt and Nic will have you craving more…more sweet and a lot more kink. This new love is tied in with what we expect most form Kristen, good old family fun! This cast of characters will keep you in stiches. Never a dull moment. As we mark off book number six I am reminded that we only have two more. Read every word of Tied With Me as if it were the last, savor the feelings and emotions. Although this will be a book you will read over and over again every time will feel like the first time. 5 stars.
Kristen is the author of the Amazon and USA Today bestselling With Me In Seattle series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong characters who love humor and have a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.
Kristen spends her days with her muse in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.

BOOK LAUNCH: Off the Record by K.A. Linde (excerpt and giveaway)

Title: Off the Record
Author: K.A. Linde
Liz Dougherty has no idea that a single question is about to change her life.
Her first big reporting assignment for her North Carolina college newspaper has her covering a state senator’s impromptu press conference. Brady Maxwell may have everything it takes to be a politician—a winning pedigree, devastating good looks, a body made to wear suits—but his politics rub Liz the wrong way. When Liz’s hard-hitting question catches the upstart senator off-guard, it impresses Hayden Lane, Liz’s editor who feels she’s headed for a promising career as a reporter.
But Liz is also headed into a secret romance with Brady that could destroy both their ambitions. Though he’s a bachelor, potential voters might frown on Brady cozying up to a reporter. And Liz isn’t sure sneaking around is enough for her—especially when things between her and Hayden might be less platonic than she thought.
K.A. Linde’s Record series begins with a sleek, sexy, and smart venture into a high-stakes political campaign and an even higher-stakes affair that, in the end, will leave you wanting more with one of Linde’s gripping cliffhangers.

Before she had a chance to retort, Brady slammed her backward into the doorframe, her body colliding with the hard wooden door. She heard a dull thud echo around the room and wondered if the sound was as loud on the outside. Would people know what they were doing in the dark hotel room? Did she care?

She stared from under thick, black lashes at the man before her, seized with her growing desire. His hands came down hard and fast on either side of her head, rapping against the wood. She felt the vibrations ring in her ears, and her heart sped up double time. She stared up at him, trapped in his deep chocolaty eyes, lost to the world she lived in. His eyes consumed her, devoured her, absorbed her—and she was fully clothed.

Fuck! She wanted him. She wanted him badly enough that she all but begged him to continue. She could feel the heat radiating off of their bodies, the electrifying atmosphere, and the ever-present tension from the minimal space between them. He was so close, so damn close. His lips were hovering only inches above her, tempting her, teasing her. She swallowed hard, her chest heaving with the exertion it took to not throw herself at him.

“Brady,” she groaned as his hand moved from the doorframe to trail gingerly across her cheek, flutter down the curve of her neck, brush against her exposed collarbone, and continue to her breast and waist. She thought she might combust.

“No talking,” he growled, circling his arm around her waist and pulling her hips away from the wall. Her feet slid forward against the carpeted floor as he pushed himself against her, his lower half covering her body. Her breath caught at the feel of him through his suit pants. Damn!

Liz tried to hold her focus, but she was having trouble thinking about anything but what he was pressing up against her. She was burning with desire and any thought of stopping had flown out the window when she had been thrown up against the door. Not that she had ever given any real thought to it to begin with.

Brady leaned forward, pressing against her harder, and kissed the same trail he had made with his hand. She whimpered trying to keep from squirming at his slow

K.A. Linde graduated with her Masters in political science from the University of Georgia in 2012. She also has a bachelors in political science and philosophy. She wrote her the Avoiding Series while struggling through advanced statistical modeling and writing her thesis. She enjoys dancing and writing novels that keep you guessing until the very end.
She currently resides in Georgia with her boyfriend and two puppies, Lucy and Riker.

Promo Blitz: Lovely Trigger by R.K. Lilley (Review, Exclusive Excerpt, Book Trailer and Giveaways)

Author: R.K. LILLEY



Tristan hit rock bottom, and no one felt the impact harder than Danika. She was forced to see, in the most brutal of ways, that love does not conquer all. Bruised, bloody, and broken she had to walk away. 


Picking up the pieces of your life after a tragedy is a daunting prospect, and that’s considering you still own all of the pieces. But what if you don’t? What if someone else owns those pieces, and those pieces are a part of your soul?
You dig deep and work with what you’ve got. 
That’s what Danika told herself and believed, every single day, for years. 
Tristan and Danika’s love had failed every test that life had thrown at them. She couldn’t forget that, not for one second. And if those tests had been overly harsh, well, she wasn’t one to wallow in self-pity. The failure was the thing she had to focus on. The failure was the lesson. She had no intention of working so hard to make it out of hell without learning that lesson well. 


Over six years after the night that changed everything, Danika finds herself forced to spend the weekend constantly in Tristan’s company, as they attend the wedding of two of their dearest friends. It’s been long enough that she feels they can be friendly again without it destroying her peace of mind, but just a small amount of time in his presence has her remembering something she had forced herself to forget: There’d been a reason she’d gone through hell with this man, for this man, some true good to precede the bad. 
She shocks herself by quickly giving in to a hunger that she never imagined could still consume her. 
Even the best intentioned denial has a breaking point. 


After everything that’s happened, the rise and the fall, the pain and the aftermath, can these two navigate the waters of acute regret, survive the trials of coming face to face with all that they have lost, and find the strength to try again? 
This book is intended for readers 18 and up.

Have you ever read a book that was completely addicting, really moving (enough to make you cry), and almost perfect that you don’t know how to rate it?
Lovely Trigger is every reader’s dream. I felt I was given the ability to create my own relationship with Tristan and Danika, as well as take something from their challenges, their failures, and their triumphs. R. K. Lilley has officially spoiled me with rich characters; feelings that make me feel everything, intricate details, and the cool balance of romance, intimacy and complication that is dealt with so delicately and so passionately.
It is a beautiful exploration of how T&D’s choices and decisions in the past have shaped how they move forward. Their relationship has been shaken to a core in Rock Bottom. Lies, betrayals, questions left unanswered, words left unspoken and feelings left unexpressed. And this leads us to an epic and imperfect love story. In my mind, that is the best kind; because it’s authentic.
Love is never easy. Love is not without challenge. And we see the inner workings of a deep relationship from the get-go. The most intimate of details and moments are shared, and I felt like I was experiencing their relationship right alongside them; that even though I knew how it would all end, I’m still grateful I could watch how everything played out.
There’s something about Ms. Lilley’s work that makes me feel automatically at ease. Her writing feels organic, full of detail and real emotion, depicting the super highs and lowest lows of love and life. For practically all of my other reading, it takes a good chunk of pages before I’m “in it” but give me five pages of a RKL’s story and I am completely comfortable.
I’ve wracked my brain trying to figure out how she makes her characters so human — flaws and all — and I come up short every single time. Because it just happens. It is so natural how these characters live and breathe on the page, even when I disagree with their actions and especially when everything becomes right in their worlds.
Lovely Trigger never feels like one character or plotline is getting ignored. Nothing feels under developed. There is not one storyline left unanswered. It made me swoon, it made me cry, and it made me feel so many things relative to my own life right now.
It’s one of those books that I was sad to finish; I noticed myself feeling more and more attached to the story as time passed. This is truly a testament to R.K.’s writing and how much her craft has grown; she’s not relying solely on a love triangle to create tension but instead has found a natural balance between family, romance, and friendships. I can’t wait to read it again and again.
Nothing in this world could have prepared me for the overwhelming amount of love I feel for this book. A gem that has solidified R.K’s spot on my most treasured author’s list.
Lovely Trigger is an experience. It is hands down one of the best book I have read so far in 2014, and probably in my top 5. I guarantee it is going to take a long time before I feel this strongly about another novel. Stop what you are doing and go read it now!

I didn’t trust myself Danika, I needed my sobriety. I’m nothing without it, and you were a lovely trigger for me. I knew that if you looked at me like that again, I’d hit rock bottom, and this time I wouldn;t come back for it.

I was expecting it. I wasn’t even a little bit surprised when Frankie made a point of cornering me.
She and I weren’t the type of friends that fought. We gave each other shit on a regular basis, but that little scene earlier was as good as a full-on confrontation for us.
I’d known she was going to feel bad about it, and quickly try to make it better.
The reception was still in full swing when I returned to the party. I’d have been surprised if it didn’t go until morning.
I made my way quietly to my table, very acutely aware of the fact that, though I’d cleaned up as well as I could in a hurry, I hadn’t showered. I was planning to slip away and do that just as soon as I thought it was politely possible.
Frankie joined within a minute of me sitting down. She was alone. Almost everyone else from the wedding party was dancing. Estella was currently going to town as the dancing meat in a Stephan and Javier sandwich.
“You remember that I set you two up, right?” I asked her as I met her very serious eyes. “You owe me. I brought that hot thing into your life.”
She shot her longtime girlfriend a fond glance. “I know it.” Her face crumpled slightly, not a breakdown, not tears, just screwed up a bit, as though she were in pain. She looked away. “You know I love you, right?”
It was my turn to look away. We were close friends, but not the mushy kind. Things like this were rarely said between us. “I do. I love you too. You’re one of my closest friends, and I know that your heart is always in the right place.”
“Forgive me?” Her voice had gotten very very quiet. “I overstepped back there. I know it. It’s just so hard for me to see him suffer any more, and no one can hurt him like you can. But I overreacted. I was a dick, and I’m sorry.”
“Frankie, I’m well aware of the position we’ve put you in, and how hard it’s been for you, but you’ve got to stop interfering, and you’ve got to stop thinking it’s your job to protect him, or even me. We are adults, and we don’t need a buffer, much as I might like one, may even have depended on it in the past. He and I…we need to sort our messes out ourselves.”
“Of course. And for the record, I never took his side. Or yours. You know I’m always just trying to help whichever one of you is hurting the most.”
“I know. We’re both lucky to have you.”
I considered the matter settled, and apparently so did she, as she didn’t mention it again. We sat there for a long time, just watching the revelry.
There were a lot of people in the colossal reception tent, but I could still tell that there was no sign of Tristan. He hadn’t returned yet, and I found that odd. I was sure he’d gone and cleaned up, but he couldn’t possibly need more time than I had, even if he’d taken the time to get in an actual shower, and to change.
I was so involved with this thought process that it took me a moment to realize who else was so glaringly missing. “Did James and Bianca ditch out on the rest of their own reception, already?”
Frankie laughed. “I would bet a lot of money that they’re off in the forest somewhere, having a quickie. James is a kinky fuck, but they’ll be back.”
We continued to watch the dancing crowd. “Who is that Marnie and Judith are assaulting on the dance floor?”
Frankie squinted, then started laughing. “That’s Jackie’s dad. Marnie is making it clap for him. I think Jackie was right. They’re going to give that poor man a heart attack. And get a load of Lana and Akira. They’re making out like teenagers. God, that guy is huge.”
“He’s hot,” I added.
“So is Lana. And this is the first time I’ve met her brother, Camden, but he’s smokin’. This tent is chalk full of hot people.”
“True. Some good dancers too.”
Finally I saw Tristan re-enter the tent. He stopped at the entrance, scanned the crowd, and zeroed in on me. The second his eyes touched on me, he started striding towards our table.
“Did you two, uh, work out whatever that was you two were having? Was it a fight?”
I couldn’t quite hide my wince. “Yeah, I guess we worked it out.” “So you finally had a good talk? You both disappeared for a while.” “I guess. You know how we are. It’s complicated.”
“Complicated. Now there’s an understatement of epic fucking proportions.”
I had to laugh. She wasn’t wrong.
And that’s how Tristan found us as he approached, laughing and relaxed. The relaxed part went a bit south as he sat right next to me, and I instinctively started to tense up.
“If you’ll excuse me,” Frankie told us with a grin. “I have some freaking to do on that dance floor.”
“Who the hell calls it freaking?” I called to her back, but she just kept walking.
It wasn’t easy, but I made myself turn and look him in the eye.
I’d likely be mortified in the morning over what we’d done, but I thought the entire thing was too new for my shocked mind to react appropriately. His face was sober. “We need to talk.”
That surprised a laugh out of me. “We just tried that. Didn’t exactly work out.”
“I wouldn’t say that. I’d say it was cut short. I’d like to try again.”
I couldn’t stop laughing. “I bet you would!”
Finally, his solemn face cracked into a smile. I had to clench my fists to keep from touching one of those calamitous dimples. “Well, yes, of course I would. God, Danika, I’ve missed you, even just to see you laughing again.”
I looked down at my hands, the laughter dying a bit. “I think you’re right. I think you’ve always been right. We should be friends. I miss that, too. I know you’re worried that I’ll never speak to you after this—after that little scene back in the forest, but you don’t need to worry. That was insanity, and it does not need to happen again, but we can be adults here. I…won’t be a stranger when we get back to town. I’ll give you a call. We can sit down for coffee, or, you know, something.”
There was a very long pause on his end, and I wondered which part of what I said was eating at him.
He didn’t address that though, instead said, “Do you mean it this time, or are you just blowing me off, like last time?”
I sent him a rueful smile. I hadn’t meant it last time, and I had blown him off. But I found that, shockingly, I’d had a real change of heart. “I mean it this time.”
I did mean it, but, while I didn’t avoid him for the rest of the weekend, I also made sure our contact was limited. It was necessary. I needed time to think, to have a battle plan before we started to transition into this friendship idea.
We’d been at war for way too long for me to delude myself that a battle plan wouldn’t be necessary, even when we were playing nice.
I was packing to leave for home, the happy couple already having ditched the party and jetted off to God knew where, to do God knew what kind of kinky shit, when I noticed something odd.
My perfume was missing. I did a quick search of the bathroom, but there weren’t that many places it could have gone, and I’d thought the small bottle was sitting right on the counter.
I was annoyed. I loved that perfume, and it wasn’t cheap, but I shrugged it off. Some lost perfume was really the least of my problems.
Tristan managed to corner me one last time before I took off.
The wedding’s location was remote, and so all of the guests had been flown to the nearest airstrip, and driven in limos the rest of the way. I couldn’t even wrap my mind around how expensive that must have been, but there was no doubt that James could afford it.
Even so, people were sharing rides to the airstrip, and planes to their various destinations. It only made sense.
Tristan and I hadn’t flown or driven in together, even though we’d come from the same place.
He could not understand why we couldn’t share on the way home.
He’d actually come to my room to talk about it, and charged into the space, sprawling out on the room’s only chair like it was the most natural thing in the world.
I supposed it was better than the bed.
I stayed by the door, determined not to do anything stupid for the five minutes it would take me to get rid of him.
“Stop being pushy,” I told him, arms crossed over my chest. It felt surreal to be talking to him as though no time had passed, but it was happening so naturally. “See, this is the problem. I give an inch, you take five more. Knock it off.”
He grinned, leaning forward in his chair. “C’mon. It will be fun. We can play some road trip games. Remember all of our games?”
I sighed. Of course I remembered. “Not this time, Tristan. I need a few days to think. Like I said, I’ll call you. Now if you’ll excuse me.”
“No,” he said casually, his smile dying. “I do not excuse you.”
He stood, and moved so close to me that I backed away. “I’ll give you a few days, but if I don’t hear from you, I am coming for you. This is fair warning.”
I glared at him. “Dramatic much? I said I’d call, I’ll call. I said I needed a few days, give me a few days.”
R.K. Lilley lives in Colorado with her husband and their two beautiful sons. She’s had a lot of interesting jobs, from being a first class flight attendant, to being a stablehand, but swears she never knew what hard work was until she had children. She’s been addicted to both reading and writing fiction since she can remember. She loves to travel, read, hike, paint, game, watch anime, and make the most of every single day. She is the author of the erotic romance novels In Flight, Mile High, Grounded, and the novella, Lana.