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Prologue, First Chapter and Signed Paperback Giveaway: Trusting Liam by Molly McAdams @MollySMcAdams

Prologue, First Chapter and Signed Paperback Giveaway: Trusting Liam by Molly McAdams @MollySMcAdamsTrusting Liam by Molly McAdams
on June 9, 2015
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When Kennedy Ryan moves to California, she never expects to come face-to-face with Liam Taylor—the intriguing man who has haunted her thoughts for a year. A man who led her to breaking every one of her rules for a single night of passion that ended up meaning more than it was ever supposed to. Accustomed to disastrous experiences with men, Kennedy shields herself before he can break down more of the carefully built control she’s clung to for the last four years. But every time she sees Liam, she feels her resolve weakening.

Liam Taylor has been asked to help socialize his boss’s nieces. But what he thinks sounds more like a babysitting job ends up leading him to the only girl who ever slipped away before morning—a girl he thought he’d never find again. And now that she’s within reach, Liam’s determined to never let her go.

But when a secret from her past tests their relationship, will they be able to cling to the trust Liam has worked so hard to build?


About Molly McAdams

Molly grew up in California but now lives in the oh-so-amazing state of Texas with her husband and furry four-legged daughters. When she’s not diving into the world of her characters, some of her hobbies include hiking, snowboarding, traveling, and long walks on the beach … which roughly translates to being a homebody with her hubby and dishing out movie quotes. She has a weakness for crude-humored movies and fried pickles, and loves curling up in a fluffy comforter during a thunderstorm … or under one in a bathtub if there are tornados. That way she can pretend they aren’t really happening.

Movie Review and Giveaways: Fifty Shades of Grey

Movie Review and Giveaways: Fifty Shades of Grey

Movie Review and Giveaways: Fifty Shades of GreyFifty Shades of Grey (The Movie) Genres: Erotica
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Editorial Reviews:

Fifty Shades of Grey is the hotly anticipated film adaptation of the bestselling book that has become a global phenomenon. Since its release, the “Fifty Shades” trilogy has been translated in 52 languages worldwide and sold more than 90 million copies in e-book and print—making it one of the biggest and fastest-selling book series ever.

Stepping into the roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, who have become iconic to millions of readers, are Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson. Joining them in the cast are Luke Grimes as Christian’s brother, Elliot; Victor Rasuk as Anastasia’s close friend, José; and Jennifer Ehle as Anastasia’s mother, Carla. Fifty Shades of Grey is being directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and produced by Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti alongside E L James, the creator of the series. The screenplay is by Kelly Marcel, with revisions by Patrick Marber and Mark Bomback.

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Book Trailers: Yay or Nyay?


We all know the effect that a well-done movie trailer can have on moviegoers. From the nerve-wracking ones that make your heart pound in that 30 second time frame to the ones that make you want to wet your pants because it looks sensual or it looks funny. The effect is noticeable as you can hear murmurs of “I’ve got to see that movie” or “wow that looks so good.”

A good trailer is key. They’ve got minutes or even seconds to entice you with carefully chosen snips that are in the perfect order to the perfect music and perfect words. They’ve got to show off their materials to woo you and make sure you’ll be in those same seats on the opening day.

But what about for books?

Book trailers are similar to movie trailers that are designed to generate interest in a particular book. It seems a lot of our dear authors are now using it to spice up their book promotions because let’s admit it, marketing is a dubious endeavor.

Evidently someone thought that book trailers are good marketing idea especially for the wired generation where “YouTube-ing” and thirst for all things visual are always present. So why not hook your audience in a different way?

Admittedly, call me bias but YES, I enjoy watching them making them. It reminds of the different emotions I felt while reading the book. I remember one of my friends mentioned that she hated trailers, in fact hated any kind of image about what might be in the story. For me, I love seeing how another person sees it. It thrills me everytime to know that a reader views it the same way I do. But overall, it’s the words, the music and storytelling that appealed to me. So my question is…

Do you like book trailers? Do you watch them? Do they ever make you decide to buy a book? Which ones have you found to be done really well and memorable?

And for authors, do you find them to be an effective marketing tool? Would you consider having one?

Today, I am so excited to welcome three of my friends and I consider some of the best book trailer makers we have now. Let’s get to know them better and find out how they started in book trailer making.

Welcome to the blog Becca, Heather and Kristy!


A Very Merry MURPHY Christmas (Brody and Kacie Christmas Special) by Beth Ehemann Plus GIVEAWAY @bethehemann

A Very Merry MURPHY Christmas (Brody and Kacie Christmas Special) by Beth Ehemann Plus GIVEAWAY @bethehemann

by Beth Ehemann

A Very Merry Murphy Christmas 


“Emma.” Brody sighed. “For the fifty-seventh time, leave the tree alone.”

I peeked over the kitchen counter just in time to see Emma sit back on her knees and grin widely at Brody as he walked over and gently took an ornament out of her hand. He kissed the top of her curly-haired head and hung the ornament back toward the top of the tree. “Actually…” he said under his breath, tilting his head to the side as he stared at the tree.

“What are you doing?” I smiled to myself as I watched him take all the ornaments, one by one, from the bottom half of the tree and squeeze them into the top half.

“There.” He stepped back after putting the last ornament up and admired his work. Turning to face me, he proudly gave me the same big grin that our daughter had been blessed with. “Now she can’t take them off and eat them.” He scooped her up in his arms and walked into the kitchen.

I leaned to my right and looked at our sad-looking tree. The bottom part was bare except for the few rows of lights he hadn’t been able to move up, and the branches at the top were all weighed down by too many ornaments.

“Wow. Eat your heart out, Charlie Brown,” I teased playfully.

“Hey, it might not look like much, but at least now she’ll quit pulling ornaments off and eating them. I’m so worried she’s gonna choke.”

Emma laid her head down on Brody’s chest and smiled at me as if she knew what he’d just said.

I reached out and tucked a rebellious curl behind her ear. “You have your daddy wrapped around your little finger, don’t you?” She sat up quickly and shot her arms out, innocently leaping into my arms.

Pulling her in close, I closed my eyes and took a deep breath of her hair. She still had that baby smell that I loved so much. “Can you believe she’s already nine months old? Where did the time go?”

“I know.” Brody sounded a little sad. He planted another kiss on her chubby cheek and walked over, opening the fridge. “This baby thing takes a little getting used to. She moves faster than some of the guys on the ice.”

“She is a little stinker sometimes, huh?” I agreed.


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.

Special Announcement from Kristen Proby

by Kristen Proby

Are you ready for the Big Announcement? Here we go!

Kristen Proby will be releasing a new companion novella for both the With Me in Seattle Series AND her upcoming Boudreaux Series on March 24, 2015! That’s right! You get to see some of your favorite characters again while they interact with some new ones in the upcoming novella, EASY WITH YOU! Check out this note from Kristen as she tells you all about it: (more…)

About Kristen Proby

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle and Love Under the Big Sky series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong, humorous characters with 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 lives in Montana, where she enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.

Excerpt Reveal: Ripped by Katy Evans

Excerpt Reveal: Ripped by Katy Evans

Excerpt Reveal: Ripped by Katy EvansRipped by Katy Evans
on December 9th 2014
Genres: Erotica, Romance
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The fifth book in the New York Times new adult series that began with Real. When an angry, heartbroken girl is forced to be near her rocker ex-boyfriend, only time will tell if the fire between them will consume them both.Pandora, the gothic friend of Brooke (Real, Mine, Remy) and Melanie (Rogue), thought that getting her heart broken by her bad boy rocker ex could only happen once. But now, he’s back in town with the biggest concert of the year. Pandora hates him so much that she gets Melanie to come with her and play a prank on him at his gig. But when they’re caught by security, and her ex himself is summoned, Pandora is not prepared for the feelings that seeing him again—beautiful and in the flesh—awaken in her. She’s also wholly unprepared for the conditions his manager sets in order for her and Melanie to be released; especially since these conditions only allow Melanie to return home, while at the same time, they put Pandora in perilously close contact with her ex again. The torturous physical closeness between them reignites the passion they once shared, and soon no matter how much she wants to hate him, it’s clear she’s still hung up on him. And worse: he knows it too.


About Katy Evans

Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

Welcome Party Giveaway (signed paperback + Amazon GC)

As we embark on our second year of blissful blogging, 
we would like to welcome Jen Oreto to the Book Avenue family.
Now let’s get to know her better! 
(and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end of this post)
The floor is yours, Jen! 
Hi! I’m Jen Oreto.
I’m a lover of words. I started reading two years ago and haven’t stopped. I love talking about books, book boyfriends and really want to start a Wine Book Club to combine my two loves. 
My top five books (series) The Proposition Series by Katie Ashley, The Black Falcon Series by Michelle A. Valentine, Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan, Fifty Shades Trilogy by E.L. James and Gabriel’s Inferno Series by Sylvain Reynard
I met a blog owner at an authors meet and greet. I messaged her and said, “Hey, can I write a review for your blog?” I spent a year blogging with that blog and loved it. I had so much fun and I’ve met some amazing people along the way. I love interacting with fellow book lovers the most. Blogging has brought some great people into my life. True friendships that I’m so thankful for. 
I’m so excited to be joining the wonderful ladies here at The Book Avenue Review. I know these ladies personally, and have always followed the blog and their reviews. I’m really looking forward to sharing my reviews with you all. I read everything, YA, Contemporary, Erotic, M/M, New Adult, and I’ve been known to fall in love with shifters, vampires and werewolves. 
My plans for the future are more of a dream. I started a book over a year ago, and I would love nothing more than to finish it. Maybe someday (which is an awesome book). I’d also love to continue blogging. I like telling the world about the books I read. Some books are worth more than just reading. Some you have to stand on the rooftops and shout about.

Breast Cancer Awareness Promo featuring 53 Letters for My Lover by Leylah Attar

Join the fight…

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, $1 from each sale of 53 Letters for My Lover, from October 1st to 31st 2014, will go directly to Susan G. Komen for The Cure.

53 Letters October Breast Cancer Awareness
What you can do to join the fight:

Educate yourself about early detection, diagnosis and treatment. Create an Early Detection Plan and invite others to do the same.The best way to fight breast cancer is to have a plan that helps you detect the disease in its early stages. Use the Early Detection Plan to receive reminders for breast self-exams, and schedule your clinical breast exams and mammograms based on your age and health history. Make your own donation.This month, you will have the opportunity to support many retailers involved with the cause. In addition to giving indirectly by shopping, you can also make your own contribution to your favorite charity. Use an independent charity-rating site such as Charity Navigator to find out about your charity’s perfomance, how much of your money actually goes toward the cause, how much is used for administrative fees etc. Volunteer, fundraise, discuss, promote! Get involved with your favorite local charity. Use your social media to educate and raise awareness. Look after your body, mind and soul! Reduce your stress and boost your happy chemicals by eating healthy, getting active and enjoying the great outdoors. Curling up with your favorite book boyfriends is also a good way to go! 
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SPECIAL POST: FALL IN LOVE ATRIA INDIES 2014 TOUR @AbbiGlines @ColleenHoover @JamieMcGuire @AtriaBooks #AtriaIndies

3 New Adult Romance Authors 
Are Coming to a City Near You!

Are you ready to “Fall in Love” this September? Atria Books is thrilled to announce that three of their most squee-inducing New Adult Romance authors are coming to a city near you: #1 New York Times bestsellers Abbi Glines, Colleen Hoover and Jamie McGuire will hit the road in a rockstar tour bus on the Fall in LoveAtria Indies Tour 2014 this fall (get it!?).
Check out the big announcement and an exclusive Q&A with Jamie, Abbi and Colleen over at PopSugar Love & Sex!
The tour kicks off on September 2nd with stops in Toronto (with special guest K.A. Tucker!); Rochester, NY; Wilkes-Barre, PA; Philadelphia; Baltimore; Pittsburgh; Dayton, OH; Indianapolis, IN and Chicago, rounding out the tour in St. Louis, Missouri on September 8th. That’s 1700 miles, 10 cities, 8 states, 7 days, 2 countries and 1 big old bus. We’ll be hitting up a casino (Hi Mohegan Sun!), a downtown business metropolis (for an outdoors signing extravaganza), and a beautiful library, not to mention many wonderful bookstores across the country.
Find out more about the tour by visiting the Fall In Love Tour, and don’t forget to follow Atria’s Indie Authors on Facebook.com/AtriaIndieAuthors to RSVP for events and stay up to date with all the fun.
BEAUTIFUL OBLIVION by Jamie McGuire – on sale 7/1/14
Fiercely independent Camille “Cami” Camlin gladly moved on from her childhood before it was over. She has held down a job since before she could drive, and moved into her own apartment after her freshman year of college. Now tending bar at The Red Door, Cami doesn’t have time for much else besides work and classes, until a trip to see her boyfriend is cancelled, leaving her with a first weekend off in almost a year.
Trenton Maddox was the king of Eastern State University, dating co-eds before he even graduated high school. His friends wanted to be him, and women wanted to tame him, but after a tragic accident turned his world upside down, Trenton leaves campus to come to grips with the crushing guilt.
Eighteen months later, Trenton is living at home with his widower father, and works full-time at a local tattoo parlor to help with the bills. Just when he thinks his life is returning to normal, he notices Cami sitting alone at a table at The Red.
As the baby sister of four rowdy brothers, Cami believes she’ll have no problem keeping her new friendship with Trenton Maddox strictly platonic. But when a Maddox boy falls in love, he loves forever—even if she is the only reason their already broken family could fall apart.
In the first installment of the Maddox Brothers books, readers can experience the rush they felt readingBeautiful Disaster for the first time, all over again.
Jamie McGuire bio:
Jamie McGuire is the New York Times bestselling author of Red Hill, Walking Disaster, Beautiful Disaster,and The Providence trilogy. She and her husband, Jeff, live with their children just outside Enid, Oklahoma, with three dogs, six horses, and a cat named Rooster. Please visit JamieMcGuire.com
UGLY LOVE by Colleen Hoover – on sale 8/5/14
When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she doesn’t think it’s love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.
Never ask about the past. 
Don’t expect a future.
They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.
Hearts get infiltrated. 
Promises get broken. 
Rules get shattered.
Love gets ugly.
Colleen Hoover bio:
Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, Point of Retreat, This Girl, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Maybe Someday, Finding Cinderella, and Ugly Love. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Please visit ColleenHoover.com.
ONE MORE CHANCE by Abbi Glines– on sale 9/2/14
She was it. His one. His only. Then he made the mistake of letting her go.
After fighting his way into Harlow Manning’s heart—and revealing a side of himself no one had ever seen before—Grant Carter destroyed his own heart by giving in to his greatest fears and doubts. Months later, he’s stuck in a miserable routine. Work relentlessly. Beg his best friend Rush for news about Harlow. Avoid all other friends. Leave nightly voicemails for Harlow, pleading with her to come back to Rosemary Beach. Fall asleep alone. Repeat.
Miles away, on her brother’s Texas ranch, Harlow can’t bring herself to listen to Grant’s voicemails. Though she wants to be with him, and knows he regrets letting her go, she doesn’t know if she can trust him. When he discovered the truth behind her sheltered upbringing, it shattered their relationship, but the secret she carries now has far greater consequences. Can she risk giving Grant one more chance, or will the gamble ultimately destroy her?
Abbi Glines bio:
Abbi Glines is the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. A devoted booklover, Abbi lives with her family in Alabama.

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