Monday, 30 November 2015

COVER REVEAL: CHASING SPRINGS by R.S. GREY


Title: Chasing Spring
Author: R.S. Grey
Release Date: Feb 1, 2016
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SYNOPSIS

I thought I’d left Blackwater, Texas behind for good. I didn’t belong in the small town, but my dad wouldn’t listen. He dragged me back home in his beat-up truck and dropped a bomb along the way: Chase Matthews was moving in with us. He was the golden boy of my high school, my former best friend, and the last person I wanted sleeping across the hall. His presence was too great a reminder of the ghosts I was trying to forget.

I didn’t ask for a hero. I don’t want to be saved.

To me, Lilah Calloway meant late nights sneakin’ out, moonlit hair, and sparklers in July. She was my best friend until the day she left and I’d assumed Blackwater had seen the last of her. 

Then, like a tempest, she rolled back into town for the final half of senior year. The chopped hair and dark devil-may-care attitude warned most people away, but I knew if I fought hard enough, I could find the lost girl.


I didn’t want to be her hero. Some girls don’t need to be saved.



MEET 



I am a lover of books, chocolate, reality TV, black labs, and cold weather. Seriously, if I had it my way, I would be curled up on the couch with all of those things... everyday.

I live in Texas where I spend my free time writing and reading. My favorite authors include Mindy Kaling & Jonathan Safran Foer. I'm a comedy geek and love all things "funny". Women like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Mindy Kaling are definitely the biggest inspirations for my writing, though I think my work tends to skew a bit smuttier than theirs.

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Monday, 10 August 2015

COVER REVEAL: THE ALLURE OF DEAN HARPER by R.S. GREY




SYNOPSIS


From: LilyNBlack@Gmail.com

To: JosephineKeller@VogueMagazine.com
Subject: You’re a flippin’ idiot

Good morning my dear, naive friend,

I hope you’re enjoying a breakfast of regret and sorrow.

Why?

Because you sent me to work for Dean Harper, aka a control freak in a tailor-made suit. Sure he owns the trendiest restaurants in NYC, but c'mon Jo, his ego makes Kanye West look like the Dalai Lama.

He's the type of guy that only hears the word “no” when it's followed by “don’t stop.”

Working for Dean Harper would be like selling my soul to the devil…and before you say anything, I don’t care if the devil has punch-you-in-the-gut brown eyes and an ass to match. My soul isn’t for sale.

Love,
Regretfully yours,

Lily


The Allure of Dean Harper is a full-length standalone romance with overlapping characters from The Allure of Julian Lefray. Both books can be read separately. Chronologically, The Allure of Julian Lefray happens first.

TEASER





MEET R.S.

I am a lover of books, chocolate, reality TV, black labs, and cold weather. Seriously, if I had it my way, I would be curled up on the couch with all of those things... everyday.

I live in Texas where I spend my free time writing and reading. My favorite authors include Mindy Kaling & Jonathan Safran Foer. I'm a comedy geek and love all things "funny". Women like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Mindy Kaling are definitely the biggest inspirations for my writing, though I think my work tends to skew a bit smuttier than theirs.



Tuesday, 4 August 2015

REVIEW - THE PAPER SWAN by LEYLAH ATTAR



SYNOPSIS 

They say it takes 21 days to form a habit.
They lie.
For 21 days she held on.
But on Day 22, she would have given anything for the sweet slumber of death.
Because on Day 22, she realizes that her only way out means certain death for one of the two men she loves.

A haunting tale of passion, loss, and redemption, The Paper Swan is a darkly intense yet heartwarming love story, textured with grit, intrigue, and suspense. Please note: This is NOT a love triangle.

A full-length, standalone novel, intended for mature audiences due to violence, sex and language. Subject matter may be disturbing for some readers.



TEASER




REVIEW

"We are a question that hasn't been answered yet, a hiding place that hasn't been found yet, a battle that hasn't been fought yet."

You know you come across a book where you start reading one line and you just know that this is going to be a book you'll be obsessed about for weeks. It has everything that is essential for making this one hell of an EPIC LOVE STORY. This book makes ME want to SHOUT from the rooftops.

There should be another word for obsession that can express what exactly this book means to me. It has left a mark on me so deep into me that it has found a forever home in me. Each word wormed itself into my heart. It's an unforgettable story of genuine falls of human life where finally you find redemption in the unlikely place. Where you find love which is the easy part but staying in love without the outside entanglements is the hardest.

“Whether you say yes or no, you will always be my forever.”


I fell in love with her writing with 53 LETTERS but THIS book stole my breath away. She's a genius. She writes in the most raw, real and achingly beautiful way. Her writing comes from the soul and meets my soul in warm hugs making me feel love, hurt, hatred, loss and at last home.


"How did we end up like this? How did we make a mess if something so beautiful and true."

Life is messy so messy that things never happen in a orderly and right way there is always something that goes wrong however to make a wrong a right is what Leylah Attar accomplished and I'm in complete awe.

“There are no good guys or bad guys. Everyone has a reason.”


Leylah Attar I've completely fallen in love with you. You amaze me at each and every turn. This book will forever stay with me. Anything you write is pure gold.


“We are sand and rock and water and sky, anchors on ships and sails in the wind. We are a journey to a destination that shifts every time we dream or fall or leap or weep. We are stars with flaws that still sparkle and shine.”

6 FOREVER STARS!!!!!!!!!


MEET LEYLAH

Leylah Attar writes stories about love - shaken, stirred and served with a twist. When she's not writing, she can be found pursuing her other passions: photography, food, family and travel. Sometimes she disappears into the black hole of the internet, but can usually be enticed out with chocolate.

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

COVER REVEAL: THE PAPER SWAN by LEYLAH ATTAR



This is THE book you all are going to LOVE so much. THE PAPER SWAN is going to blow you away and leave you forever changed. This is one wild ride you don't want to miss. Mark down this date on your calendar and wait until you devour word by word. 





SYNOPSIS


They say it takes 21 days to form a habit.
They lie.
For 21 days she held on.
But on Day 22, she would have given anything for the sweet slumber of death.
Because on Day 22, she realizes that her only way out means certain death for one of the two men she loves.


A haunting tale of passion, loss, and redemption, The Paper Swan is a darkly intense yet heartwarming love story, textured with grit, intrigue, and suspense. Please note: This is NOT a love triangle.

A full-length, standalone novel, intended for mature audiences due to violence, sex and language. Subject matter may be disturbing for some readers.





TEASERS






MEET LEYLAH

Leylah Attar writes stories about love - shaken, stirred and served with a twist. When she's not writing, she can be found pursuing her other passions: photography, food, family and travel. Sometimes she disappears into the black hole of the internet, but can usually be enticed out with chocolate.


Tuesday, 19 May 2015

COVER REVEAL: THE SONG OF DAVID by AMY HARMON



SYNOPSIS

She said I was like a song. Her favorite song. A song isn’t something you can see. It’s something you feel, something you move to, something that disappears after the last note is played.

I won my first fight when I was eleven years old, and I’ve been throwing punches ever since. Fighting is the purest, truest, most elemental thing there is. Some people describe heaven as a sea of unending white. Where choirs sing and loved ones await. But for me, heaven was something else. It sounded like the bell at the beginning of a round, it tasted like adrenaline, it burned like sweat in my eyes and fire in my belly. It looked like the blur of screaming crowds and an opponent who wanted my blood.

For me, heaven was the octagon.

Until I met Millie, and heaven became something different. I became something different. I knew I loved her when I watched her stand perfectly still in the middle of a crowded room, people swarming, buzzing, slipping around her, her straight dancer’s posture unyielding, her chin high, her hands loose at her sides. No one seemed to see her at all, except for the few who squeezed past her, tossing exasperated looks at her unsmiling face. When they realized she wasn’t normal, they hurried away. Why was it that no one saw her, yet she was the first thing I saw?

If heaven was the octagon, then she was my angel at the center of it all, the girl with the power to take me down and lift me up again. The girl I wanted to fight for, the girl I wanted to claim. The girl who taught me that sometimes the biggest heroes go unsung and the most important battles are the ones we don’t think we can win.



RELEASE DATE: JUNE 15th, 2015

MEET AMY

Amy Harmon is a USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author. Amy knew at an early age that writing was something she wanted to do, and she divided her time between writing songs and stories as she grew. Having grown up in the middle of wheat fields without a television, with only her books and her siblings to entertain her, she developed a strong sense of what made a good story. Her books are now being published in several countries, truly a dream come true for a little country girl from Levan, Utah.

Amy Harmon has written seven novels - the USA Today Bestsellers, Making Faces and Running Barefoot, as well as Slow Dance in Purgatory, Prom Night in Purgatory, Infinity + One and the New York Times Bestseller, A Different Blue. Her newest release, The Law of Moses, is now available. For updates on upcoming book releases, author posts and more, join Amy at www.authoramyharmon.com



Friday, 27 February 2015

COVER REVEAL: UNTANGLE by CALIA READ

I've been DYING to see the cover of UNTANGLE ever since I've read UNRAVEL and seen it's stunning cover and UNTANGLE's cover is equally gorgeous. I'm IN LOVE with it. While you are waiting for UNTANGLE to come out you all should read UNRAVEL if you haven't. 




UNOFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

They say my name is Victoria. 
They say I'm twenty- seven. 
They say I've been in this psych ward for over a year. 
They say my husband is dead, and that my daughter is too.
But.
Wes visits me almost every night, and I hold my daughter every day. 
They say, they say, they say...
I say, it's time to untangle the past, and uncover the truth.





MEET CALIA

Calia Read lives in Indiana with her husband and their four kids.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

COVER REVEAL: MAYBE IN ANOTHER LIFE by TAYLOR JENKINS REID

EEEPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!! I'm DYING to read this book. This author is my top top TOP favourite author after reading AFTER I DO and FOREVER, INTERRUPTED (Both 5 STARS Reads) so I just can't wait to read MAYBE IN ANOTHER LIFE. I LOVE JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING SHE WRITES. I NEED this book NOW. 


SYNOPSIS

At the age of twenty-nine, Hannah Martin still has no idea what she wants to do with her life. She has lived in six different cities and held countless meaningless jobs since graduating college, but on the heels of a disastrous breakup, she has finally returned to her hometown of Los Angeles. To celebrate her first night back, her best friend, Gabby, takes Hannah out to a bar—where she meets up with her high school boyfriend, Ethan.

It’s just past midnight when Gabby asks Hannah if she’s ready to go. Ethan quickly offers to give her a ride later if she wants to stay.

Hannah hesitates.

What happens if she leaves with Gabby?

What happens if she leaves with Ethan?

In concurrent storylines, Hannah lives out the effects of each decision. Quickly, these parallel universes develop into surprisingly different stories with far-reaching consequences for Hannah and the people around her, raising questions like: Is anything meant to be? How much in our life is determined by chance? And perhaps most compellingly: Is there such a thing as a soul mate?

Hannah believes there is. And, in both worlds, she believes she’s found him.




MEET TAYLOR

Taylor Jenkins Reid is an author and essayist from Acton, Massachusetts. She is the author of Forever, Interrupted and After I Do. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Alex, and her dog, Rabbit. You can follow her on Twitter @TJenkinsReid.


DOWNLOAD ASSETS: 2/26 cover reveal for MAYBE IN ATaylor Jenkins Reid is an author and essayist from Acton, Massachusetts. She is the author of Forever, Interrupted and After I Do. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Alex, and her dog, Rabbit. You can follow her on Twitte@TJenki

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

COVER REVEAL: UNDER THE INFLUENCE by L.B. SIMMONS

I'm IN LOVE with this gorgeous cover and DYING to get my greedy hands on this book. I NEED it! I love everything and anything this lady writes so put this on your list and grab this beauty once its out! 



SYNOPSIS

Dalton,

I loved you once. A love I thought irrevocable. A love I mistakenly believed could transcend both time and circumstance. Under the influence of my dimwitted, na├»ve, traitorous heart, I became intoxicated with what I now know was simply a figment of my self-indulgent imagination. So drunk on the feeling, I couldn’t see what was right in front of my face. So foolishly enamored, I blindly followed my heart into the depths of an emotion that would ravage me.
Years later, I know now what I wish I knew then. I am stronger. Smarter. Tougher. I will not allow myself to be broken again.
I loved you.
I raged for you.
I wept for you.
And now, I’m letting you go



RELEASE DATE: MAY 2015

MEET L.B.

L.B. Simmons is a graduate of Texas A&M University and holds a degree in Biomedical Science. She has been a practicing Chemist for the last 11 years. She lives with her husband and three daughters in Texas and writes every chance she gets.




Saturday, 24 January 2015

Interview with Pamela Sparkman, Copper, Joe and Hayden



We have Pamela Sparkman author of Stolen Breaths, Shattered and her next upcoming book Skin Deep here with us. Pamela made a trip down here in Canada and stayed with me with Cooper, whom we all met in Stolen Breaths with Joe and Hayden who is also be joining us. 

We all got to know of Cooper's story in Stolen Breaths and Joe's story in Shattered. Soon we will be getting to know more of Hayden in Skin Deep

How many of you are excited for Skin Deep's upcoming release? I know I am. 

You can read and experience the fun we had here. Hope you all enjoy it. 


“We are so late!”  Trisha is going to kill us.”  I say looking for a taxi.
“Relax hon.  We’ve got time.  We’re not late for another…”  Joe looks down at his watch. “Fifteen minutes.”
“Dude you see this traffic?  Hayden waves his hands in front him at all the cars, clearly frustrated.  “It’ll be an hour getting through this shit.”
Cooper whistles and the three of us snap our heads in his direction.  “I gotta cab.  Come on!”
“Shit,” I mumble under my breath.  “This is your fault Joe.”  I say, walking past him and climb inside the cab and scoot to the furthest side.  Joe climbs in behind me, followed by Hayden.  Cooper sits up front.
“How is this my fault?”  Joe asks with a smirk. 
“You spent forty minutes trying to find a gift to give to Trisha.  And then you ended up picking up the first thing you saw to begin with.  What was the point of that?”  I ask trying not to sound as frustrated as I am.
Joe shrugs.  Just – shrugs.
“Ugh!”  I say in exasperation.  “Maggie is right.”  I fold my arms in front of me and glare out the window at the cars not moving.
“Right about what?”  Joe asks sounding amused. 
“Never mind.” I say.  I take a minute to take a cleansing breath and then lean up so the cab driver could hear me.  “Is there a detour or something we can take?”
The driver looks up at me through the rear view mirror.  “Sorry ma’am.  I’ll try my best to get you there on time, but no detour.”
I slump back into my seat.  “Okay.  Thank you.”
Joe wraps his arm around me and pulls me into his side.  “Sorry, love, for making us late.  Forgive me?”
I look up at Joe not feeling very forgiving and was about to start in on him again when he put his finger over my lips. “I read earlier today where 4,153,237 people got married last year.”
“What on earth are you talking about?  What does that have to do with anything?”
“Well, I was just thinking,” Joe pauses, “not to cause any trouble, but don’t you think that should be an even number?”
He looks at me very serious like.  And I look at him very serious like.  He stares.  Then I stare.  A competition I think.  I will not laugh.  I.Will.Not.Laugh.
I could feel the corners of my mouth turning up.  Stupid traitorous mouth. 
“Ah, now there’s that beautiful smile I love so much,” Joe says looking like he won the lottery.
I laugh.  Damn it.  I want to stay mad at him, but I can’t.  I elbow him in his side.  “Shut up.”
“Yeah Joe, shut up.”  Hayden chimes in.
“Fine.  But when we get to Trisha’s house, I’m doing all the talking.”
“None of us are surprised by that.”  Hayden says.
“Cooper?  Why are you being so quiet up there?” I ask
Cooper shakes his head.  “Nothing.  Just lost a bet.”
“Huh?” I ask.
Joe grins.  “Cooper bet me earlier that you would stay mad at me until we got to Trisha’s.  And I told him that you couldn’t stay mad at me that long.  I won.  Pay up big guy!” 
I roll my eyes and whine like a small child to the cab driver. “Are we there yet?”
“Yes miss.”  The driver responds.  “Pulling up now.”
“Oh thank God.”  I say.  Cooper pays the driver and we all get out of the car.  I look up at the apartment building directly in front of us.  “Cooper you have her apartment number, right?”
“Yep.  Fourth floor.” 
I take a deep breath.  “Y’all ready?” 
“I was born ready.”  Joe says.
“Of course you were.”  I turn around and lead the way. 
When we get off the elevator Cooper steps off first.  “This way,” he says.  We follow. The hallway splits off in three directions.  Good thing Cooper is leading the way, I think to myself.  
When we reach Trisha’s apartment I brush my hair out of my face and knock on her door.  It only takes a minute before she answers. 


Behind the scenes interview with Joe Carlisle, Cooper Hundson, and Hayden McCoy from the Stolen Breaths series. ~

Okay, so I’ll admit I’m slightly nervous.  I mean…I’ve kind of had a crush on Cooper since reading Stolen Breaths by Pamela Sparkman, but I never actually thought I’d meet him.  And he’s coming here.  And he’s bringing his friends Joe and Hayden with him.
I am freaking out.
When I open the door and I see Pamela and the guys behind her, I thought my knees would give out.  They are SO much hotter in person.  The guys I mean.  Not that there’s anything wrong with Pamela, but…ah hell, you know what I mean. 
“Ohmygod!  I can’t believe you’re here!” I clear my throat. “Come in…come in.”  I step aside to make room for them to enter. 
“Sorry we’re late.”  Pamela says while hitching her thumb towards Joe.  “He couldn’t decide which gift to buy you.”
“You bought me a present?”  I ask feeling my face heat up.
“Of course.  Here.  Hope you like it.”  Joe leans in and kisses me on the cheek while placing the small gift in my hands. 
“You shouldn’t have.  Shall I open it now?” I ask closing the door behind Hayden.
“Yep.  By all means.” Joe grins.
“Okay.  Well go ahead and sit down if you like.  I made some snacks if you’re hungry.”
“I’m hungry,” Hayden says while stepping into the living room.  He reaches down and grabs a handful of peanuts, pops them in his mouth, and takes a seat on the sofa.  Cooper follows, offering Pamela the seat in the middle.  Joe takes a seat on a chair next to them, and I sit in the chair opposite Joe and begin to unwrap my gift.
“Aww, Joe, I love it!  Thank you so much.”   
The gift … a t-shirt that says, “Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful.  Hate me ‘cause you can’t compete.”
Joe’s smile only grows bigger.  “You’re welcome.  Besides, I figure I need to get on your good side if we’re gonna do this interview.”  He shrugs. “ I wanna look good.”
I shift in my seat after setting the t-shirt aside, and pull out my notepad.  I’m lost for words as I take in the three of these guys.  The only way I know to get my brain to function is to read the questions that I pre-wrote.  “Okay, well I would like to get started if that’s okay with you guys.”  I’m seriously nervous and I think I got the hots for Joe now.  I wish you guys could see him.
Have. Mercy.
I sit up straighter and press on, hoping like hell I can be professional and not let drool slide down my face.
“No time like the present,” Joe says smiling.  “Fire away.”
“Okay Joe, let me start with you.  Your story with Maggie…Shattered.  Can you give us any hints about what we can expect for those who haven’t read it?”
Joe leans forward, rests his forearms on his knees, and threads his fingers together.  “Wow, so you’re really just gonna jump right into the deep end, huh?  Ok well, there’s a lot that happens so it’s hard to summarize, but I guess readers can expect to really get inside my head and understand what makes me tick.  I can’t speak for Maggie, but probably the same can be said for her.  And I hope that by the end our story it will leave readers with a smile on their face.”
“And what does make you tick, Joe?”
“In a word…Maggie.”
“Well we don’t want to divulge too much information so let me ask you some basic questions.  “What’s your favorite color?”
“Green. The color of Maggie’s eyes.”
“Favorite food?”
Joe grins and then he starts to laugh.  “Peaches.”
“What?  What’s so funny?”  I ask.
“Nothing.  Keep going.”
“Okay.  Well this one has to do with your sense of humor.  You like to tell jokes –”
“Yeah, lame ones,” Hayden cuts in with a smirk on his face.
“What’s the matter princess?  That rash come back?” Joe asks mirroring Hayden’s smirk.
“Guys.  You promised to be on your best behavior.”  Pamela whisper yells.
“This is their best behavior.” Cooper answers with a laugh.
I put my hand up to get everyone’s attention.  “Okay, why don’t we take a little break…let you guys get settled in and we’ll resume this interview after dinner.  Sound good?”
Everyone stands and agrees.  After they leave to get ready for dinner I plopped down on the sofa.  This might be a long interview.  But hell if I care.  I’m going to enjoy this. 



During dinner I notice that Hayden keeps looking at his cell phone.  He’s texting someone and I’m curious to know who it is because he looks anxious, like he would rather be somewhere else. 
“Everything okay, Hayden?” 
He looks up.  “Huh?  Yeah, everything is fine.  Why?”
“Well, you seem distracted.”  I point to the phone in his hand.  “And you look like something’s wrong.”
“I’m fine.” 
Joe leans in and says something in Hayden’s ear.  Hayden shakes his head and looks down. 
“So, Trisha…” Cooper says, “I wanted to thank you for inviting us here.  It was really nice of you.”
I tear my eyes away from Joe and Hayden and focus my attention on Cooper.  “Oh, you’re welcome.  I’m glad you guys decided to come.  So far it’s been a lot of fun.”
“I’ll be right back,” Hayden says standing up, “I need to check on something.”
After Hayden walks away, I look around the table and ask, “Is he okay?”
“Yeah, he just has some stuff on his mind,” Joe answers.
“I’m worried about him.” I say truthfully.  “He seems – lost.  Like he’s not here.”
Nobody answers right away.  Finally, Cooper speaks up.  “We’re not real sure what’s going on with him actually.”
“Well, I hope he’s all right.”
“He will be.”  Pamela says quietly.  “You guys about ready to go?  I’m kind of tired.”
As we all stand up to leave Hayden comes back to the table.  “Guys, I need to get back home.  Something’s come up.”
“You have to leave Hayden?  Is it not something you can handle from here?” Pamela asks.
Hayden looks at her with worried eyes and lowers his voice to a whisper.  “You know I can’t.”
Pamela touches Hayden on the arm.  “You’re right.  You need to go.  I’ll come with you.”  She looks back at me.  “I’m sorry Trisha, but I’m going to go back with Hayden.  Joe and Cooper, you guys stay, and give Trisha her interview.  We’re going to catch the next flight home.”
I could tell Joe and Hayden didn’t like the idea of staying, so I spoke up.  “You know what, you all need to get back home.  Joe, I know you want to get back to Maggie, and Cooper I know you’re going out of your mind missing Lily.  We can do this another time, and maybe the girls can come with you next time.”
“You sure?” Cooper asks.
“Yeah,” Joe chimes in.  “We hate leaving like this.”
“It’s fine guys.  I understand.  You gotta get back to your ladies.  Hayden, I hope everything works out with whatever has come up.  Let me know if there’s anything I can do.”
Hayden leans and kisses my cheek. “Thank Trisha.  You’re the best.  I’m sorry about this.”
“Hey, no worries.  I get it.  Go.  Do what you need to do.”  I wave them off like it’s no big deal.  “I’ll take you to the airport.  We’ll swing by and get your bags on the way.”
“You’re an angel,” Joe says.
I smile and grab my purse.  “Come on, let’s get you guys home.”
On the way to the airport I had an idea.  “Hey guys, what do you think about me coming to Nashville sometime in the near future and doing another interview?  It’ll be easier and you guys can stay close to home.  Would that work for everyone?”
“Works for me,” they all say in unison.
“Great.  Then it’s settled.  Just let me know when a good time would be for me to come and I’ll be there.”
Back at my apartment, I take a moment to reflect on our visit together.  They are everything I thought they would be and I smile to myself.  I pick up the shirt Joe had given me and put it on.  Calling it a night, I head for bed.  This is without a doubt one of the best days of my life.  And I can’t wait to see them again.  And when I do, I’ll be sure to tell you all about it.  And I won’t leave out a single thing. 



I'll be definitely heading to Nashville soon. Expect me over soon Pamela after Skin Deep releases. I miss my boys already. xoxo. 

If you haven't already read the first two books in the STOLEN BREATHS series you all MUST do so now. You all are missing out.