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Blog Tour: True Bliss by BJ Harvey (Review, Book Trailer, Excerpt, Playlist and Giveaways)

Title: TRUE BLISS (Bliss # 2)

Author: BJ Harvey
Published: November 25th
Organized by: The Book Avenue
She watched her best friend find her superhero.
Now she wants her turn.

Despite a run of bad dates with Mr. Wrong, Mr. Boring, Mr. Bad Breath, Mr. Grabby Hands, and even Mr. Say I Love You After One Date To Get Into Your Pants, Kate McGuinness is more determined than ever to find the one.

Having tried everything else, she turns to the internet in a last ditch attempt to find her elusive prince.
But Kate doesn’t want an everyday, run of the mill love.

She wants the kind of love that makes your heart skip a beat. The kind of love that makes you dance in the rain and bottle up the sunset. The once in a lifetime kind of love that authors write about, musicians sing about, and lovers dream about.

Could a certain police officer in training, who has come to her rescue in the past, be the one to swoop in and save her heart? 

What if the love Kate desperately seeks has been in front of her the whole time?

She just needs to open her eyes to see it… 

*Disclaimer: This book contains a hot as hell stripper with a penchant for public sex and exhibitionism who may or may not succeed in bringing out the inner firecracker in all of us. Oh, and don’t forget the batteries.*


“Girl’s night with Mac?” Nathan asks around a mouthful of his sandwich.

“Yep. Usually she’s at Daniel’s place or they’re at ours. We haven’t had a girls night in a long time.”

“Are handsome gay men with a love of rom coms and chocolate allowed at girls nights?”

“Maybe, depends what the handsome gay man is willing to bring to the table,” I say with a cheeky grin.

“Normally it would be two out of the three important c’s, cronuts and chardonnay, but lucky for you, it promises to be a very lucky night for me. I have a date with a six foot tall, hard as rock body, Puerto Rican man who has expressed an interest in all things Nate. So it looks like I might get a C of my own tonight.”

I clap my hands in glee like a barking seal at Sea World. “Nate, that’s great. That’s definitely a better offer than drinking with me while I gossip with my bestie.”

Nate is a man whore who seeks out fellow man whores. We bonded instantly over a love of hair and cronuts. Cronuts are the genius combination of a donut and a croissant filled with vanilla cream. Seriously, he introduced me to the glorious pastry and my ass has been cursing him ever since. Of course Nate says my ass has never looked so good, so I keep him around as my personal ass motivation coach. Every girl needs one of those.

“Yes well one can only live in hope that the promise of him is just as good as the reality. You’d know all about that, wouldn’t you?”

What is the worst part of waiting for the perfect love to come? Is it the constant state of never knowing? It’s painful to be in a state of wanting something you don’t have. But its even more painful that along side finding the right person comes a secret that will mess up your whole happily ever after.

Kate dreams to find her own Prince Charming. She has seen how her best friend find her super hero and now she’s constantly wishing to find her own. She’s been to lots of blind dates, even joined an online dating site, thinking that love might just be one-click away. Only to be broken hearted over and over again by people who lied about themselves and their intensions.

How far is she willing to go to find him?

I’ve always had a soft spot for Zander since book one. To refresh your memory, Zander is the super hot, sexy, stripper and one of Mac’s friends with benefits in Temporary Bliss. But he’s no longer into that game anymore. Just like Kate, he too wishes to find his own fairytale. Can Kate be the forever kind of girl that he’s been looking for?

“I want the kind of crazy love we’ve been warned about. The kind of love that makes your heart skip a beat. The kind of love that makes you want to dance in the rain and bottle up the sunset while screaming at the top of your lungs. The kind of love that authors write about, musicians sing about and lovers dream about. I want true, total body mind and soul, bliss.”

Its pretty evident why BJ Harvey’s books are so popular to her fans. She has a knack for telling a good story and her happy ever after ending always leaves a nice, warm feeling in a cool night.

Kate and Zander has a smoking chemistry – these two could spark a bush fire with their heated looks and what starts as a burning fire inevitably builds to a blazing passion. But will their baggage and guilt burn the flame too fast? BJ Harvey expertly develops the tension and the characters to leave readers wondering this very question. While the novel is light-hearted in many aspects, this novel touches on the complexities of relationships and friendships.

I liked the slow-burn romance because it gave me hope that after the happy ending, you that Kate and Zander is a couple that would make it work beyond the pages. This is a well-written novel that left me warm and satisfied inside, but wanting more.

I loved loved this book! Oh, and the bonus scene from our favorite couple in book 1, Mac And D, just made this book even more interesting and worth grabbing! If you are looking for a book that is light, fun with lots and lots of fireworks, True Bliss is something that should top your list.


Indie Author hailing from the most beautiful country in the world, New Zealand. 

Avid reader, television watcher, and facebooker. Having been writing off and on for a long time but started writing fiction in 2012. I love music too, like REALLY love music, if there isn’t music playing, something is wrong. And it’s a wide range of music too, I might surprise you. 

I’m a wife to one husband, mother of two gorgeous girls, self-employed doing communications and business consulting as well as studying accounting full time. 

Addicted to energy drinks, chocolate, cronuts, Vampire Diaries and pickles with mustard. 


Book Review: Four Seconds to Lose by K.A. Tucker

Title: Four Seconds to Lose
Author: K.A. Tucker
When a gorgeous young dancer walks through his door, a strip club owner must decide whether to follow his rules or his heart in the third novel by the author of One Tiny Lie and Ten Tiny Breaths.
Owning a strip club isn’t the fantasy most guys expect it to be. With long hours, a staff with enough issues to keep a psych ward in business, and the police regularly on his case, twenty-nine-year-old Cain is starting to second guess his unspoken mission to save the women he employs. And then blond, brown-eyed Charlie Rourke walks through his door, and things get really complicated. Cain abides by a strict “no sleeping with the staff” rule. But being around Charlie challenges Cain’s self-control…and it’s been a long time since any woman has done that. 
Twenty-two-year-old Charlie Rourke needs a lot of money, really fast, in order to vanish before it’s too late. Taking her clothes off for men makes her stomach curl but Charlie tells herself that at least she’s putting her acting and dancing skills to good use. And though her fellow dancers seem eager to nab their sexy, sophisticated, and genuinely caring boss, she’s not interested. After all, Charlie Rourke doesn’t really exist—and the girl pretending to be her can’t get distracted by romance.
Unfortunately, Charlie soon discovers that developing feelings for Cain is inevitable, and that those feelings may not be unrequited—but losing him when he finds out what she’s involved with will be more painful than any other sentence awaiting her.

K.A. Tucker’s writing is phenomenal, amazing, worth hours of sitting in the couch to read the whole book. Just as I thought she can’t do any more, she writes a brilliant book that leaves me wound up and tangled in all sorts of emotions – happy, sad, upset, hot…everything.

Cain is a twenty nine year old who owns a strip club and is a good guy but knows how to throw it down! After all his past has made him tough and hard knuckled. He’s a good owner, a fair and not one of those sleazy types of strip club owners. Enter Charlie Rourke, a woman shrouded in mystery who under her dire circumstances need to work as a stripper. When Cain and Charlie meet, sparks fly and boy, do they burn the pages! There are so many intricacies, so many twists and turns in this book that I honestly didn’t know what was going to happen…and I loved every single moment of it!!

My favorite quotes are:

“I believe you don’t weeks or months or years to make an impact on a person’s life. You have seconds.”

“I only have tonight, I remind myself…”

“It took this man – a stranger – mere seconds to decide he will protect me.”

I loved the cover! The secondary characters – Ben, Dan,Storm, Livie, Kacey- everyone is just as great! It’s truly an engaging, unique read! K.A. Tucker can write as many novels as she can and I will devour every single one of them!

5 Absolutely Amazing Stars!!!!
Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. 
She is a voracious reader and the farthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit. 
Kathleen currently resides in a quaint small town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.



Book Review: The Final Piece by Maggi Myers

Title: The Final Piece
Author: Maggi Myers

Life shouldn’t be about picking up the pieces.

Beth Bradshaw has spent her life hiding from her tragic past. From the moment a trusted family friend steals her innocence until the moment another rescues her, she struggles to just survive.

Surrounded by the comfort and protection of her extended family, Beth embarks on a journey of healing far from the horrors of her home. In her darkest moments, she meets a boy named Ryan. For one incredible summer, Ryan shows Beth what it’s like to act her own age.

To feel free and let go.
If only for a while.

Years later, another tragedy threatens to shatter the life Beth has carefully crafted. When faced, yet again, with more pieces to pick up, Beth begins to question what her choices have cost her.
Leaving her old life behind, she sets forth on a pilgrimage that will bring her back to the boy she could never forget. He wants to help her pick up the pieces of her life, but is she willing to do what it takes to become whole again?

Can she trust him with a piece of herself?

“The world is a great puzzle that hasn’t been put together yet, and we’re trying to find the other piece of the puzzle that goes with us.” ~ EE Cummings 

I finished reading The Final Piece a while ago but admittedly couldn’t review it until now. This story gripped my heart and soul in a way that not many others have. I needed time to process my emotions and formulate my feelings. The Final Piece has been with me since I finished reading the last page. It left me having to pick up my own shattered pieces. It left me speechless… kudos Maggi Myers as that is no easy feat!! 
What an amazing exploration through time and psyche you take with this book. The road traveled with these amazing characters will undeniably warm your heart. With every page you will grow more attached to each and everyone of them. Each of them encompassing so many facets of people in our own lives that it is near impossible not to relate to them on a personal level. 
Maggi’s writing style is flawless. Successfully she draws you in and squeezes your heart until you’re unsure just how much more you can take, releasing the vice she slowly allows you to recuperate and watch an amazing story of unconditional love and healing unfold. 
The subject matter in the beginning is not for the faint at heart but Maggi handles it with such grace and poise that you can’t help but continue to turn the pages. It’s a story of survival and coming of age. Elizabeth Bradshaw (Beth) is an amazing young woman with astounding strength and countenance. Her heart breaking, gut-wrenching introduction ushers you to a heart warming, hopeful ending. Spending a perfect summer in Iowa she meets Ryan Cantwell. That summer returns her to an age of innocence lost. We are privy to be the audience watching the relationships of family, friendship, romance, and self ensue. Maggi took each of these fragments and perfectly wove them into a vibrant tapestry of life and love. 
“Pretty.” What a simple sentiment, and doesn’t do this book justice, but that is what this book is. “Pretty” in every sense of the word. 

“Life shouldn’t be about picking up the pieces. We are all broken in one way or another. It’s about how we put those pieces together that matters.”

Born in West Des Moines, IA and raised in Miami, FL, I have an appreciation for the heartland and really good cuban food.

I want to write stories that make people think. The things you thought you knew about other people and their lives? I want to twist those perceptions and make you question everything.

I am a big fan of the underdog. The one that everyone else has written off? That’s where my heart is and where my most inspired writing happens.



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!


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: If Forever Comes
Author: A.L. Jackson
If Forever Comes, the final chapter in the New York Times Bestselling Regret Series (Lost to You and
Take This Regret). 
Christian Davison’s life is complete. With a ring on Elizabeth’s finger and his daughter at his side, he’s ready to run headlong into their future. 
Elizabeth Ayers never believed she would again find this kind of joy—the joy of a family and the wholeness found in the touch of the man she’s always loved. 
Their love is intense and their passion only grows as they set out to rediscover each other. 
But life is never easy. 
Rocked by the unforeseen, Christian and Elizabeth will find themselves fighting for the one thing they hold most important—family. 
We have been aware of how Christian and Elizabeth concluded their relationship in Take this Regret. We all fell in love with their story as they struggle to fight for it until finally they got their happy ending. 
In this book we were again reminded of how special their love is. But relationships are not just loads of hearts and flowers. Christian and Elizabeth’s love for each other is tested time and again by scheming circumstances yet each time it is their boundless love that emerges victorious. However, a tragic set of events forced them to separate and their lives drift apart. 
Will their boundless love still be able to bring them together again? 
I am totally stunned and almost speechless. 
Knees trembling, heart pounding, nerve wrecking, tears overflowing. 
I saw it coming! 
This ARC has been sitting in my kindle for quite some time. But I never really had the courage to grab it because I know it will wreck me into pieces. I have no words to describe how I feel about this story except… IT’S ME. THIS IS MY STORY. 
It’s been a while since I’ve had this much connection with a story. I felt the same pain, the same loss and it feels like Im reliving the entire situation all over again. People may not understand Elizabeth and how she shuts herself off from the world but for someone who has gone through the same damage like me, I’d say it was pretty normal. The same lines, the same dialogues echoing through my mind, as if I’m hearing myself. I feel for her. 
Like with most of her romances, A.L. Jackson is not afraid to push boundaries when it comes to plot. If Forever Comes is written in a unique way, making alternate POVs of the leads in present day and flashbacks. Ms. Jackson’s writing and pacing was a top notch and the characters are strongly developed. They speak believable dialogues that you can actually feel the confusion and the indecision through them. She always does an amazing job of making her readers feel for her characters as well as forcing them to really think about the situation and what they can learn from it. 
I can’t say much about the plot without spoiling it for future readers. But, what I can say is that the intensity starts from the first chapter and does not stop until the explosive and heart-wrenching scenes in the middle up to the emotional, touching ending. 
I find If Forever Comes to be a satisfying and adrenaline-pumping conclusion to an already amazing series. The journey of Elizabeth and Christian was mind-blowing and emotionally taxing, but definitely worth the reader’s time and energy. 
This is a wild ride and one I thoroughly enjoyed! 
If you are someone who enjoys passionate characters struggling with relationships and will pull at your heartstrings, If Forever Comes is the perfect fit to your reading needs. 

Favorite Line: 

“Maybe that was the problem between Christian and me. Maybe the connection that bouns us was too overwhelming, too powerful, too much. Maybe a love that flamed so bright could only burn us into the ground. Maybe it was inevitable, our ruin. Maybe we’d already been set up for destruction, because something so strong made it inherently weak.”

A.L. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of Take This Regret and Lost to You, as well as other contemporary romance titles, including Pulled and When We Collide. 
She first found a love for writing during her days as a young mother and college student. She filled the journals she carried with short stories and poems used as an emotional outlet for the difficulties and joys she found in day-to-day life. 
Years later, she shared a short story she’d been working on with her two closest friends and, with their encouragement, this story became her first full length novel. A.L. now spends her days writing in Southern Arizona where she lives with her husband and three children. Her favorite pastime is spending time with the ones she loves. 


Book Review: TIDAL by Emily Snow

Title: Tidal
Author: Emily Snow

*New Adult Romance*
Now that Willow Avery is out of rehab, she’s got one chance left to prove herself before she’s officially on every producer’s shit list. At least, that’s what her parents and agent are claiming. She doesn’t really give a damn if she never makes another movie or not—she just wants to get on with her life, get back to her friends, and find her next escape. But Willow is broke. And whether she likes it or not, acting is the only job she knows how to do.
When she accepts the lead in a beach drama, Willow finds herself in Hawaii. And in Hawaii, she finds Cooper, the gorgeous surfer hired to train her for her new role. With the bluest eyes she’s ever seen and the sexiest Australian accent she’s ever heard, Cooper’s different from the men she’s used to. He doesn’t want to use her. And he refuses to let her fail. But when an old friend re-enters Willow’s life—a friend whose toxicity she’s been drawn to time and time before and whose presence brings about the painful memories she’s tried so hard to suppress—Willow will have to choose between the girl she was and the person she’s becoming. The lifestyle that helps her forget the pain and the guy she’s falling hard for.
Tidal. What an apropos name for this book. Not because it takes place in Hawaii with an hot Australian surfer, but because this book had me riding a bitchen wave of emotions! Seriously, I had no idea. This book has an epilogue that I can’t shake. The ending was simply the BEST ending of any book that I’ve read. Yes, of all the books that I’ve read… This. Is. My. Favorite. Ending.
Willow Avery is the Hollywood starlet with a tainted past. Sounds like a predictable character does it not? Oh Willow is anything but, she is an amazing multi layered individual with issues. She’s imperfect and riddled with self doubt. She craves approval. She’s been wounded, she even believes she’s damaged beyond repair, but she refuses to be broken. Through her, we experience the unfamiliar side of Hollywood and the life of a celebrity not depicted in tabloids.
Cooper Taylor hates everything Hollywood, and isn’t afraid to let his feelings be known. He is that straight forward, a pull-no-punches kind of man. We are completely aware of how he feels and what he wants, Cooper plays no games. He isn’t perfect, but in my opinion, he is damn near. He realizes early on that Willow is so much more. He falls for her, and he falls hard. He refuses to let her fail and continue to go through life alone.
“Don’t ever doubt me again, Willow. The whole time you’ve been here I’ve told you two things until I was blue in the face — that I’ll look after you and that I’m not wishy-washy. If you’ve got to go fix yourself, nothing that I feel for you changes. I won’t stop loving you.”
Emily Snow you have capsized me and I love you for it!! What a seamless story you have written. I adore the fact that you’ve given us a wounded heroine that refuses to become another statistic. I love that this story deals with real life issues with class and utmost compassion. I love that you’ve presented us with complex characters and an oh-so-hot romance. I love that you’ve given us a smoking male lead who is willing to fight for his girl, a man who believes and sees the good in her when others do not.
The end of this book slayed me. Utter perfection. If I wasn’t in love with Cooper prior to the epilogue (which I was), I didn’t have a chance. Are you KIDDING ME??!! I have read and re-read the conclusion too many times to count! Could that have been any more perfect??? Uhm… NO!!!!! I cried. I cried a whoa big ugly cry, not because I was sad… but because oh my, really?? What a flawless way to end the tale of an amazing love.
I glanced over my shoulder, meeting his blue eyes, and nodded quickly.
“Yes, ” I said.
I had never been more certain of anything in my life

Emily Snow is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the erotic romance series Devoured, which includes Devoured, All Over You, and Consumed, as well as the new adult novel Tidal. She loves books, sexy bad boys, and really loud rock music, so naturally, she writes stories about all three. 


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Relaunch: Picturing Perfect by Melissa Brown (REVIEW and GIVEAWAYS)

Life may not turn out like we planned, but sometimes that’s what makes it perfect…
Hadley Foster has always been a planner. But, since the age of nineteen, things haven’t exactly gone according to plan… not at all. And the changes continue to mount when a trip to Europe with her best friend starts a domino effect in all aspects of her life. Suddenly, the future she had envisioned for herself seems unlikely to happen. It’s time to, make a new plan… or accept the dominoes as they fall.
Jason Kelly has a great life. He’s a successful self-published writer who’s living his dreams. But, something is missing. Hadley Foster. Letting her slip through his fingers is one of his biggest regrets. Over time, he had to accept the idea of being without his first love as he watched her fall in love with someone else.
When circumstances bring Jason and Hadley back into one another’s lives, they’re forced to deal with their past, their present and the possibility of a future together
So you are home and flipping through the cable guide and you happen upon that one movie…the one movie that watch over and over again. You can start it at 5 or 50 minutes in and you will still watch it. You know it by heart. Heck you even own it but you decide at that moment you need to watch it again commercials be damned! When I read a Melissa Brown book I get that feeling! Hopping on for a lawnmower ride into the sunset, testing the neighbors’ noise tolerance with a boom box placed above your head or kissing “the guy” over your one and only birthday cake rates right there with finishing Melissa Brown books! In Picturing Perfect, book three of the Love of My Life series, I am hearing the strings while walking into that school dance in hope of getting the guy and I am ready to pick the book back up at page 1 or even page 101! 
Score one for the nerdy boys with Picturing Perfect. We got a taste of Jason in Champagne Toast and I am guessing after that you never looked at a graphic t-shirt the same way again because I know I don’t. Even though Jason had sights on Kate in Champagne Toast his heart was taken a very long time ago by none other than his baby sister’s best bud Hadley. As always time is no one’s friend and each of them have found paths to follow that lacked what they needed most, each other. When life throws them back together they are forced to deal with the issues of the past and what the future may bring. Both Hadley and Jason have created a life without each other based on miss understands and once the truth is laid out will they both be able to see what was in front of them all along? 
Ok I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! Oh wait…did I say I loved it…no I live for this book! I so fell for Jason in Champagne Toast because he is so the guy I want! Sweet, yummy, kind, and just an all-around good person. There are parts in this book that I awww’ed out loud and said to myself why can’t real guys be like book boyfriends! SO NOT FAIR!!! Thank you Melissa Brown for creating these men! Let’s not forget about the girls! Hadley is just perfect! I so related to her! She was strong and although life may not have been perfect she pulled herself up and did what was best for her. With Hadley and Jason Melissa has created two characters that not only have you cheering their every move but characters you want to call your best friend. This is a beautiful modern love story that proves love doesn’t have to be perfect to be real. Some call Melissa Brown the Queen of Romance but it is so much more than that. After reading Picturing Perfect I found that she not only gives us love but she gives us hope. Hope for change and finding what makes you happy. Creating stories that you want to read over and over again! I am so looking forward to book four in the Love of My Life Series that I maybe stalking her till I get it and after you read Picturing Perfect you may be doing the same!!
The strings…
I have always been fascinated with books—-ever since I was a little girl sitting in front of my record player, following along with my huge 12×12 storybooks.
I love books—everything about them. I love reading them, being surrounded by them in bookstores and libraries, and most recently, writing some of my own.
“Bouquet Toss” is available as an e-book and paperback on Amazon.com. It is a story that is very close to my heart, one that was very cathartic to write and has opened me up to all sorts of writing possibilities.
“Champagne Toast” is a companion book to Bouquet Toss and was released on January 8th and is also available as an e-book and paperback through amazon.

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BLOG TOUR: Part #2 Nocturne by Andrea Randall and Charles Sheehan – Miles

Savannah Marshall is a gifted flutist and daughter of musical royalty when she enrolls in the elite New England Conservatory of Music. Brilliant, eclectic and passionate, she lives music, but struggles with her plans for the future.

Gregory Fitzgerald is one of the most renowned cellists of his generation. A member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and professor at the Conservatory, he is laser focused on his career to the exclusion of friends, family and especially romance.

When Gregory and Savannah’s paths cross in the classroom, it threatens to challenge more than their wildly differing beliefs on music. Friendships, ethics, and careers are put on the line as Gregory and Savannah play a symphony of passion and heartbreak.

In the final movement, Gregory and Savannah are handed their greatest challenge, as the loss of absolutely everything they’ve held as truths hangs in the balance.

A musical composition that has a romantic or dreamy character with nocturnal associations.
What happens when two of your favorite authors combine their writing skills…a symphony of words that are a treat for the eye.  As sole authors both have proven that they have the chops to create stories full of beauty, angst, and joy.  Together they are pushing the limits while taking angst to a whole new level. 
“The music demanded a devotion that required every bit of attention I could muster, no matter how painful it might be, no matter how much time it took. I’d devoted my life to music, letting it take priority…over everything.”
Nocturne is more than just a love story.  From personal self-discovery to the moral struggle of what is right and what your heart wants to do.  Savannah and Gregory are both complicated and beautifully flawed.  Savannah is fighting to overcome the shadow of musical greatness while Gregory is fighting for control.  As a teacher, Gregory believes that music is a set of structured lines and notes on a staff that can be mastered with practice.  With practice comes the ability to create greatness.  Gregory approaches life with a similar mindset believing that music and life are both works in progress that scream for militant hard work with no room for creativity.  Savannah is a rule breaker.  For Savannah music is creation.  Can Savannah school the teachers that life can be taken from flat to sharp while still keeping your musical morals in tack?
“You’re always so…structured. But broody.  Dark. Sometimes I think there’s something inside of you just ready to explode.”
The push and pull that unfolds between Savannah and Gregory is anything but structured as they both test moral boundaries.  They are both challenging the limits.  
“Gregory stripped himself bare to me on that stage, going against his musical boundaries, pushing his personal limits, and he was asking me, again…”
This story spans ten years and will rock you to your musical core.  We see Savannah and Gregory’s growth.  Savannah’s transition into adulthood and Gregory stepping up to be the man she needs.  Will they both find their coda together?     
“She was my perfect accompaniment, and I feared that I’d ruined that chance forever.”
This duet between Andrea and Charles is full on harmony.  After picking up Andrea’s Ten Days of Perfect I was hooked and through her I found Charles.  Knowing and loving both authors work I thought I would be able to pick out each of their personal writing styles.  I was so wrong.  This story flowed with beauty and drew me in with musical highs and lows.  Nocturne is a treat for the eye and the soul.  This book will test your moral compass and turn everything you thought you believed in upside down.  Black and white becomes gray and as in music everything is not as it seems.   I am in debt to the writing Gods for bring these writing soul mates together.
“Music always sounded better with him. With us.”

Andrea Randall

I started writing poetry long before writing fiction. I firmly believe Poetry is a solid foundation for all other forms of writing. It taught me that a single word can make or break the world.

I write fiction because my characters have a story and they want me to tell it.

I hope you enjoy the pieces of my soul that I share with you.

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Charles Sheehan-Miles

Charles Sheehan-Miles has been a soldier, computer programmer, short-order cook and non-profit executive, and is the author of several fiction and non-fiction books, including the Thompson Sisters series and Republic: A Novel of America’s Future.

Twitter: @CSheehanMiles