Friday, May 31, 2013

All Wrapped Up by Braxton Cole


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All Wrapped Up

Release date: July 1
By: Braxton Cole



All Wrapped Up is Book Two in The List Series.

Mari and Luca continue to work through their list of sexual fantasies in All Wrapped Up, Book Two in The List Series. They've abandoned their original plan of no strings attached and, for the most part, Mari's learning to be okay with it. She definitely likes Luca's strings (and whatever else he might use to restrain her), but she's not sure she's ready to take the next step in their relationship. Luca, sweet, strong, commanding Luca, insists that it's time to move in together. Mari insists it's time to relax and enjoy what they share without complicating things.

With every moment they spend together, Luca shows Mari how good they could be together. Will Mari run away from her emotions, or does Luca have her all wrapped up?

All Wrapped Up is a novella length erotic romance and contains mature adult themes, including graphic and explicit sex.





Author Bio:

Braxton Cole lives in the Pacific Northwest where she spends most of her time holed up in her office writing stories. When she's not writing, she can be found riding her bike, hiking the fabulous local trails, chasing her kids, or wishing that her thumb was a little more green. She has a bad habit of killing what she tries to grow, but hasn't given up hopes of one day being a successful urban farmer.

Braxton writes erotic romance because romance is the stuff that makes life great, and sex is fun. The two belong together, both in life and in fiction.




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**New Cover for Birthday Wishes!**



Mari meets Luca on an adult website. She’s still smarting from a divorce and only looking to explore her desires. They create wish lists of their sexual fantasies and agree to work through them together. No strings, no attachments, nothing but pleasure, and Mari anticipates their first meeting with impatience. But through a miscommunication involving a private text message and Mari’s nosy brother, Luca ends up at her 30th birthday party, before their planned rendezvous. Much to her surprise, they seem to connect better than she expected, and in ways she hadn’t expected. He’s strong, commanding, but also gentle and respectful and he makes her ache in ways she never thought possible.

But when Luca later expresses a desire for something more than just casual sex, Mari's impulse is to run the other way. After all, her failed marriage is evidence that she really shouldn’t go much deeper. Can Luca convince Mari otherwise? Can he help her see that he's her ultimate birthday wish come true?

Birthday Wishes is Book 1 in The List Series is intended for an adult audience only and contains mature themes, including graphic and explicit sex.








Wednesday, May 29, 2013

MASSIVE GIVEAWAY!





24 Bloggers / 2 Authors = 26 eBook Winners

Plus 1 Grand Prize Winner = Kindle Paperwhite




**PLEASE NOTE*** 
Due to the high cost of shipping, the Kindle Paperwhite is not available to international contest winners. This part of the contest is limited to entries from the continental United States only.

The eBooks portion of the Giveaway is open internationally.

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Participating Blogs/Authors:
The Book Enthusiast
The Blushing Reader
Scarlett metal
Rose's Book Blog
Sugar and Spice Book Reviews
Bookaholics
Say What? Savannah Mae
Sarah's Book Blog
Life in Print
Love Between the Sheets
Up All Night Book Addict
The Book Whore-der's Delights
Romance Schmomance
Winding Stairs Book Blog
Novel Grounds
Mary Elizabeth's Crazy Book Obsession
Indy Book Fairy
Maria's Book Blog
We Love Kink
Naughty and Nice Book Blog
Book Bitches Blog
The Book Blog
Braxton Cole
Living Fictitiously
Swoon Worthy Books
2 Geek Girls Review Books



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Empyreal Illusions Release Day!



Title: Empyreal Illusions: Book One of The Inferno Unleashed 
Author: Jake Bonsignore
Genre: YA Fantasy / Thriller
Book Design: Regina Wamba of Mae I Design and Photography



Fourteen-year-old Breena Taljain’s dreary existence in the slums of Purgaire comes to a sudden end when a chance encounter with a criminal mastermind known as the Patriarch goes horridly wrong. His assault on her for refusing to pay for her mother’s addiction leaves her comatose and teetering on the edge of life and death.

Galbrecht Atalir is a washed-up doctor struggling to overcome his inner demons through alcohol and aggression. He never quite recovered from the unsolved murder of his family seven years prior. When he discovers Breena as his newest patient, he knows at once that the Patriarch is the one who eluded him for almost a decade.

The medicine Galbrecht gives Breena draws her into a heavenly paradise. When it ebbs away, though, the recurring trauma plunges her into treacherous hinterlands. There, Breena must learn to find power in courage, hope, and love to overcome fiends of hatred bent on permanently ending her existence.

With justice burning in his heart, Galbrecht begins a race against time to seek out the Patriarch in the underworld before Breena loses her struggle against the ever-darkening terrors of her mind.



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About The Author:


My name is Jake Bonsignore. I grew up in New York but currently reside in Florida. I am a graduate of the University of South Florida. My first novel, a fantasy (largely YA) called Descendant of Strife, was published in 2007. I write many genres, although my favorite is fantasy fiction. Since the release of Descendant of Strife I have completed another fantasy, Empyreal Illusions: Book One of The Inferno Unleashed series. It is due for an ebook release in May of 2013 and a paperback release in July of 2013. The fantasy sequel, Awakening the Fire: Book Two of The Inferno Unleashed series is due for a late 2013 / early 2014 release. I am currently working on The Lioness, a Young Adult Romance. I have plans for many other novels after The Lioness.

My writing style is typically third-person perspective with emphasis on characterization. This includes sporadic introspection. I like to weave subtle elements and references to sciences, religion, lore, and other cultures into my work, as well. I can write works at varying lengths, although I love the challenge and perks a lengthy novel presents.

My greatest influence as a writer has been music. Never mind the fact that I get 200% more work done wheN i am listening to music as I write or edit. Many songs have sparked new ideas for scenes and actual entire book ideas. Something about the tune, a lyric, even the way something sounds can strike a chord and generate that little yet quintessential spark that gives me the idea and motivation to write. I have also been inspired by some of my favorite writers, such as Brandon Sanderson, Robert Jordan, Tad Williams, Robert McCammon, and Mercedes Lackey. Their level of professional work and expertise at the craft prodded me to do the very best I can in crafting my tales.

Reading and writing are amongst my favorites things to do. Aside from that, I love engaging in physical fitness. There's nothing a good work out can't solve! :)




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Monday, May 27, 2013

Sacrifice by K.A. Last



Seth’s heart is breaking. He knows his decision will hurt the one person he keeps breathing for, but he can’t take it anymore. He can’t be near Grace knowing she will always be just out of reach.

Grace is oblivious to Seth’s turmoil. She loves him unconditionally, but not in the way he wants. They both know that in Heaven physical love is forbidden, and to break the rules is to defy everything they’ve ever been taught.

When Grace and Seth are sent on a mission to save a young mother and her unborn child, Grace must face the fact that Seth won’t be returning home. She doesn’t understand Seth’s decision and hates him for it. But what neither of them realise is how big a part that single decision will play in shaping their entire future.

What would you sacrifice for the one you love?





Meet The Author: 


K. A. Last was born in Subiaco, Western Australia, and moved to Sydney with her parents and older brother when she was eight. Artistic and creative by nature, she studied Graphic Design and graduated with an Advanced Diploma. After marrying her high school sweetheart, she concentrated on her career before settling into family life. Blessed with a vivid imagination, she began writing to let off creative steam, and fell in love with it. She now resides in a peaceful leafy suburb north of Sydney with her husband, their two children, and a rabbit named Twitch.


Author web links: 


Website: www.kalastbooks.com.au

Twitter: www.twitter.com/KALastBooks

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Paige Stone lived anything but a normal childhood. Having been raised around an abused women's shelter operated by her parents, Paige was a constant witness to the tragedy and heartache suffered by women at the hands of the men they trusted. Out of refusal to ever allow that to happen to her,... Paige built walls around her heart at a young age. Those walls were only fortified when tragedy struck on her sixth birthday and took from her the only friend and love she knew. Now at 22 years old, and working as a private investigator, Paige is driven by a deep need for strength, independence and a stubborn refusal to accept help from another person. Surrounding herself with her three best friends, Paige never assumed that the autonomy she had worked so hard to build could be challenged.

That was, until Paige met Daemon Pierce.

Mysterious, strong-willed, and breathtakingly beautiful, Daemon seemed to instantly know Paige better than she knew herself. Paige is disgusted by Daemon's reputation as a womanizer, but becomes intrigued when she is unable to discover his background. Paige's curiosity about Daemon proves to be her downfall as she is swept up in his charming and arrogant pursuit to possess her in every possible way.

For the first time in her life, Paige will struggle for control while Daemon slowly dismantles the walls she has built around herself. Only time will tell who will be victorious in their battle of wills as Daemon teaches Paige the weaknesses within herself that she never knew existed. Paige stays one step ahead in her struggle against Daemon's controlling ways, but when tragedy strikes her life a second time, she has to choose; will she put her life in danger, or will she finally accept a helping hand?

***Content Warning - This is a new adult fiction with mature themes. It contains graphic sexual situations, mature language and explicit description of sexual violence.***






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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Love Love Blog Stop by Beth Michele




Gabrielle Willis is smart. She's funny. And oh yes, she's a bit klutzy. 

When Gabrielle left sunny California bound for the energy of Manhattan, she was willingly leaving the life she had known for the new life she would create. But was she really leaving something behind or was she running away?

On the outside, Gabrielle Willis has it all under control. A new life in Manhattan, a great roommate, and a good job. But she is haunted. Haunted by a memory she's tried to forget and by a family who's abandoned her. But what happens when what's on the outside is only an illusion and in perfect contradiction to what's buried deep within?

Enter Dane Rhodes. He's gorgeous, smart, and sexy as hell. Just what Gabby wants, or so she thinks. But when she meets Brad Dixon, the sweet guy with the crooked smile, he begins to make her see that the very thing she is trying to run from is the very thing that just may push her to see the



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Excerpt:

We were hanging out on the makeshift dance floor.  Clark’s hands were roaming, our hips were swaying, and we were all dancing our free little hearts out.  The fuzzy feeling in my head caused me to react as Clark pressed his firm body against mine.  I wrapped my arms around his neck and plunged my tongue into his mouth, relishing the familiar taste of him.  When I pulled back, I could see Fran staring at us, probably because we were practically making out in public.  I didn’t care, Clark turned me on in ways I never imagined, and there wasn’t a moment that went by that I didn’t crave his touch, his lips, his everything.  

He leaned in close to my ear and his warm breath blew a breeze my way, causing me to shiver.  “Angel, let’s get out of here.  I need to be alone with you.”  The look in his eyes told me he wanted me, not to mention the stiffness I felt pressing against my thigh.  I wanted him, too.  “There’s somewhere I want to take you,” his hot breath whispered and his musky scent overtook my senses.  When he looked at me with those persuasive baby blues, it was hard to say no.  


My Review:
This is one of those rare cases where I wish I could rate higher than 5 stars b/c this novel truly deserves it. I have been anticipating the release of Love Love ever since I found out about it and it does not disappoint, definitely well worth the wait. I must admit that I have the honor of interacting with Beth Michele on a daily basis and I can without a doubt say that her personality shines through in her writing. This novel is basically an extension of herself and you can tell that she has poured her heart and soul into its creation. She is just such a breath of fresh air and her writing style is absolutely captivating. Emotionally, I was all over the place while reading. I laughed, I swooned, I cried, I cheered. The characters were so lovable and real, making connecting with them so easy.  The story flowed perfectly, and didn't rush through a single moment. Love Love is one of those feel good stories that leaves you smiling every time you think about it, and makes you take a deep happy sigh. Saying I enjoyed this one is a huge understatement, I absolutely LOVED it!!! I will undoubtedly read anything and everything she writes. <3 




Meet The Author:


Beth Michele (pen name for Beth Michele Luciano)

Beth Michele is a wife, a mom, an author and a lover of all things chocolate, well, anything sweet really. While stuffing chocolate in her face, she enjoys reading young adult and new adult novels furiously, and spending time with her husband and two adorable children who keep her on her peppermint pink painted toes. Those same children who inspire her to tell silly stories that cause hysterical giggles to tumble from their bellies.

Beth loves to laugh and loves to have a good cry, especially after reading a novel that stretches her soul, the ones that make her feel, and linger in the corners of her beating heart.

Beth began writing when she was in middle school, penning anything from short stories, to poetry, and then later to write children’s books. Her debut novel, Love Love is due out May 8, 2013.






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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Release Day Event: The Do Over


Life doesn’t look like it’s supposed to for Dani Ruiz, a hopeless romantic.  After a painful and sudden break-up with Rick Marin—who  she thought was the One—Dani hides away from reality, retreating to a world of fiction, preferring book boyfriends over the hassles of a relationship.
After almost two years of watching Dani in a holding pattern, her friends stage an intervention and force her back into the real world of dating.
Unexpectedly, Dani meets Liam Lucas, a down-to-earth firefighter. He might be the person to show her she’s still worth something. Dani’s hesitant to trust her heart with another man, but their instant and electric chemistry is something she can’t deny.
As Dani starts to believe that she’s found her real-life book boyfriend, Rick decides that he’ll go to any lengths to get her back. Seeing Rick as a changed man makes Dani question everything. 
Can Dani trust her patched-up heart with Liam? 
Or has Rick transformed into the man she’s always wanted? 

Told from various points of views, The Do Over is a story of second chances and new beginnings.


Excerpt:

Looking over at her again, I noticed she wasn’t showing any interest in this part of the class. It was my job to make sure that every student was properly trained in advanced life support. I owed it to her to engage her in this class activity.  
“Ms. Ruiz,” I called, waving for her to come up to the front.  
She straightened up, like she was startled. Shit, I hope I didn’t freak her out.  
After she sauntered to the front of the class, she got into position. Clearly, she knew what she was doing, but that didn’t stop me from assisting her. I didn’t know what had possessed me. I was drawn to her. I stood behind her as she placed her hands on the dummy. She was the perfect height. I could’ve easily rested my chin on her head. I reached over, almost leaning into her. I laid my hands over hers as we pushed down on the dummy.  
Making sure she applied the correct pressure, I said in a hushed voice, “Make sure it’s deep, hard, and steady. Yeah, that’s right. You’re doing it perfectly.”  



Meet The Author:


A.L. Zaun graduated from Florida International University with a degree in English Literature a long time ago.  A degree she didn’t use at all in her professional endeavors.  She loves to read, write and take pictures.  She walks around with her camera, and most importantly she has her e-reader available at all times.  Healthcare Management by day, Mommy in the evening and most nights, you can find her sitting in front of her laptop with a bottle of Diet Pepsi, bringing the voices in her head to life on the pages of her debut novel, The Do Over.  
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Friday, May 24, 2013

The Riverbend Trilogy Blog Tour!

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Thank you for visiting The Riverbend Trilogy's Blog Tour! Here you will find an interesting article about reviews and learn a bit about the author, Andrea Goodson! Don't forget to enter the giveaway at the end of the post and see where you can visit Andrea tomorrow!


Reviews: Swimming in the Ocean of All Things Kindle!
Reviews are probably one of the most important elements involved in gaining exposure for an indie author. We are not so lucky as to have thousands of dollars spent by huge publishing houses promoting our work (though, don't get me wrong, that would be a welcome change!). Even then, the author must still be diligent in marketing and promoting their work as well as hopefully receiving good reviews.

Reviews tell the rest of the world not only what you thought of the book, its level of quality, the originality, or lack thereof, present in the story, but they also show how many people are interested in the author's work.

On sites such as Ebay, where sellers list merchandise and buyers leave feedback, things work a bit differently. If the seller does not receive feedback, it doesn't necessarily matter as much. A prospective buyer may still research how many items have been sold and what those items were. This, unfortunately is not the same for authors. Though we are not labeled as "sellers" and I would not appreciate that title, the fact remains that we are marketing our own intellectual product to the rest of the world. As far as I can tell, sites like Amazon and Smashwords do not reveal to the general public how many downloads of a book there have been, only the reviews. So, for someone like me, a brand new indie author struggling to swim through the massive ocean that is all things Kindle, if there are not enough reviews, it reduces the potential for exposure. This is the same for thousands of indie authors out there. For example, and I will use real numbers here to give you an accurate picture. In the Month of January one of my books was downloaded on Kindle alone over 500 times. Not wonderful, but not bad either. In that same month, I had only received 2 new reviews. Now, I do take into account that some readers might not have read the book yet, which is fine. Then again, there might be some readers that did read it and didn't like it enough to take the time to leave a review, that's fine too. But what I am seeking, as an Indie Author, are honest reviews. I don't want sugar-coated sweetness, I want revealing, descriptive reviews of exactly what you, as a reader, thought of my work. Reviews enable indie authors to learn and grow, recognize our mistakes and short comings and basically, get better. Think of it as a very detailed form of constructive criticism. Now, as with all forms of constructive criticism, there is no need to be rude or degrading. Thankfully, I have not had this experience, but I have seen some very rude reviews about other author's work. I find that level of criticism to be unnecessary. It does not help the author or other readers out there accurately assess the content of the work. That being said, if you don't like a book you should say so, that's ok. But explain why. Let the author know what it was that turned you off. That way they can empathize more accurately with the many readers out there that they are trying to reach. So, Readers, the point is, leave reviews! Good or bad - leave reviews! We want them, we need them, you are the reason we write! We are all trying to reach our readership on some level and feedback is one of the most valuable assets and author can have. By Author Andrea Goodson



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Andrea Goodson was born in 1982 and had a love of and fascination with writing since she was very young. Always imagining ways in which the world could be different, she began to write short stories when she was very young. It wasn't until many years later that she put pen to paper and began to work on what has become her first novel, Riverbend, part one in a trilogy. Upon completion of that work she found that writing was something she felt meant to do and would never be able to give up. Using her own experiences with hardship and tragedy Andrea uses her writing to reach others in an effort to show the world that we need not be victims of circumstance. Her main characters endure many conflicts yet find the courage and strength to better themselves.


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All books are also available on Amazon as Paperbacks and ebooks on Nook, iBooks, and Smashwords!

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Thank you for visiting! You can see Andrea again tomorrow on Just Romantic Suspense and see a sneak peak atthe third book in the series, Wakig Tide!








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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Returned *Cover Reveal* by Keeley Smith




Returned (Pendle Hill #1)
After her reluctant move to a sleepy village in the middle of Lancashire Cora's life is turned upside down when she discovers she is a witch, a very powerful witch. Cora is not just any old witch, she is the daughter of Alizon Device who was one of the most powerful witches of her time.

Dealing with her new found powers is quite a challenge, but when the past she didn't know about unearths new complications in the form of Jack Thomas, her life becomes increasingly dangerous with each waking minute.

Jack also has a secret past, a past that clashes with Cora's.

A confrontation between the two results in a life or death situation. The brutal events of 1612 happened hundreds of years ago, but what Jack and Cora face is a definite déjà vu. The only question is, will their fate be the same as those who perished in 1612?





Excerpt:

Her body jerked at the sound of his laugh. The cold sharp smack of shock ripped the breath right out of her. He stood ahead of her, blocking her path, and as usual he had his cronies flanking either side of him. A plethora of feelings fought for pole position. Anger, the winner. Fear came in at a close second.

He was alive.

A small flutter of happiness flew through her only to be extinguished a second later. She found it overwhelming that one moment she was happy to see him alive and then the next she wanted to smack him. She sighed in frustration. They were here, again.

The combination of thinking and walking had been dangerous, she would never do that again. She felt the tight pinch as her nails embedded themselves within her palm. Her body was responding before her brain had caught up. A bubble of sick rose into her mouth, she swallowed it and concentrated on not passing out. She couldn’t judge how much more her body could take. There had to be a reason as to why she felt this kind of pain in his presence? There had to be some explanation? She had never disliked someone so intensely without actually knowing their last name.

She took a deep breath in an attempt to stop herself from whimpering. The jagged wisps of his hair flew in all directions, his eyes glared fiercely at her, his Cupid’s bow mouth was set in a thin line. She walked closer to him, this wasn’t easy with the unsteadiness of her legs.

He remained glued to the spot. The closer she stepped towards him the more defined his features became. She caught a slight flicker of something in his eyes, was that fear she saw? She couldn’t see because he'd quickly replaced it with his irritating lopsided smile.

“Look, Jack c-c-come on, she could cast a spell on you,” one of the boys behind him stuttered.

They were both backing away together which made the laughter danced around her. Well, at least the wind was happy. And that wasn't a sentence she thought would ever cross her mind.

“We really need to stop meeting like this,” he sneered, the grin on his face was easy, carefree. “So, you think you can push me and get away with it.” Jack edged closer still.

She smiled. He seriously thought she'd pushed him, that thought alone was absurd. She could barely lift her own weight let alone push him that distance.

“Go on then, do it again if you dare, or is witchy witch scared?” he said, taunting her.



Meet The Author:

During the writing stage of this book I bought a house, got married, decorated a lot (I now hate gloss paint!), worked full time (I still do) and achieved an honours degree in English Literature and Language through the Open University.

I like to stay busy!

I finally finished the first draft of my first book about two years after starting it. Once I'd finished, the hard work started. Yep, every writer out there will tell you that it's hard killing all your word babies but it's for the greater good. I would never have published my first draft, it was not so good.

So here I am, hundreds of drafts later with the finished book (ha!), no book is EVER truly finished. I'm sure every author could go back and re-write their first book. 

This first book is my debut in the public world. I wanted to read a story that invovled witches and I realised the only way I could do this was to write one myself. I researched several known cases of witchcraft and the trials and found the Pendle Hill trials were perfect for the story I had in mind. 

Returned was born.

I have many other writings projects that I've already started including book two in the Pendle Hill trilogy. There are many more stories in me yet. Keep checking back to see the latest news on my books.

If I'm not writing you would generally find me reading, trawling social networking sites and listening to music, I will pretty much listen to any kind of music but I have two favourites, country music has been with me since I was a little toddler so this is a massive favourite of mine. I also love to listen to movie scores, especially when I'm writing!

I currently live in Yorkshire with my husband. 

Thanks for reading!


Keeley xx




Envisioned Blog Stop & Giveaway!





Brielle De Luca thought she was just an average girl, despite her nightly dreams of an impending apocalypse, along with a gorgeous man that pulls at her soul.

However, on the night of her 18th birthday, everything changes when she is thrown into the Elemental World, a world where she is supposedly the One that is spoken about in an ancient Prophecy; a Prophecy that states she is the key to preventing an apocalypse.

Now she must learn to control her power over the four elements, all while dealing with the love and intense passion of her bond to the man from her dreams, Jace Vasquez.

Piece of cake, right?

Excerpt:

The fires surrounding me were blazing – I felt as though my skin was melting from the heat of the flames. The towering buildings in this foreign city were reduced to a pile of steaming cinder and rubble. I stood there immobilized by the destruction around me, powerless to stop it. Horrific winged beasts circled around me in the black sky, like vultures searching for their next meal. In the distance, I could see giants as tall as mountains roaming the city, leaving more destruction in their wake. Somehow, all of that wasn't as unsettling as when I saw him - those startling eyes, glowing like embers, burning into me with a look of desperation that I still could not comprehend. Why did he stare at me like I was his salvation? Why did he elicit feelings of longing in me like no other? Talons gripped at his shoulders, causing him to thrash and reach in my direction. They dragged him away into the blackness of the night, and his screams penetrated me to my soul. 


I woke up to the sounds of my own screaming, my unruly hair plastered to my skull by sweat, and my body racking in sobs at my lack of control. It felt like a memory given the vast number of times I had dreamt this exact scenario; I had been dreaming it for as long as I could remember. What did these dreams mean? Even though they were impossible, their constant recurrence had to signify something. Who was this man, and why did he arouse feelings in me that no other guy had come close to, even though we hadn't even met? I didn't even know if he existed, yet something deep down in my being screamed that he did. A part of me chastised myself for thinking something so ridiculous – it was just a dream; he wasn't real. Even still, another part hoped that he was real, and that one day, I would be able to give him what he so desperately pleaded for.



My Review:


My synopsis: For years Brielle De Luca has been having nightmares involving an unknown man who she is never able to save and isn't even sure really exists. On the night of her 18th birthday she meets the man she's been dreaming of & also comes into power she never knew she had. She's thrown head first into the world of elementals and has to quickly learn how to control her powers and live up to all the hype of being 'The One' the prophecy talks about, who will help fight off the impending apocalypse. Having to deal with repeated attacks, training, and a completely new life doesn't get her down though. If anything it makes her stronger, and angrier. So bad guys beware!

There is so much to love about this novel! The Greek mythology is a perfect touch in the world of Elementals Ms. Narvaez has created. I personally am a huge fan of mythology and found it refreshing to actually see it worked into a story and fit so perfectly. Brielle is a total bad ass and is everything you want your heroine to be. Jace Vasquez, her twin flame, compliments her perfectly. Even though they got together pretty quickly after meeting and were exchanging "I love you's" after a couple of days it worked with the story line. I adored their relationship and its intensity, and believed every second of it. The story flowed perfectly from one scene to the next and the suspense build up was excellent! I was on the edge of my seat flipping through page after page. 

When a novel can elicit such strong emotions from the reader, you know the author is pretty damn amazing. Through the entire last half of the book I was angry, frustrated, worried & just completely beside myself b/c I sympathized so deeply with our heroine Brielle. My stomach was literally in knots b/c I was so anxious to get to the end! And what an ending it was. I'm not a huge fan of cliffhangers, mostly b/c I'm super impatient , but also b/c you have to wait forever for the next installment. However, Ms. Narvaez left you with a "to be continued" kind of feel, which was absolutely perfect! All of the loose ends were tied up and it left off easily enough for the next book to pick right back up again. Of course I still can't wait to see what happens in book 2, but I'm content and won't be pulling my hair out in the meantime. I enjoyed the writing style immensely and would highly recommend Envisioned to anybody who loves an awesome action packed story with romance & drama, plus a touch of mythology. 




Meet The Author:


My name is Nikki Narvaez. I was born and raised in San Antonio, TX, where I currently live with my husband, our two dogs, Bella and Oreo, and our cat, Cupcake. I have been teaching for four years, but I hope to become a full-time writer and stay at home mom one day. I am 26 years old, and have three older sisters who have blessed me with four nephews and one niece. In my free time, I love to write and play Texas Hold 'Em poker.


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Monday, May 20, 2013

Undescribable *Cover Reveal* by Shantel Tessier



Undescribable by Shantel Tessier
(To Be Released Summer 2013)

Samantha Hall needs a fresh start

Broken hearted and alone in a new city, Samantha begins to build a new life for herself while working as a bartender. Focusing on her new friends and rebuilding her broken life, Samantha is content. 

Until she meets him – attorney by day and a cocky, foul mouth playboy by night. 
All girls want Slade Long, but not one has ever been able to keep his attention for long. Having a different woman in his bed every night is how he prefers it-no emotion, no connection. 

Until he meets her - an angel with the sweetest voice he has ever heard and the most enticing green eyes. Samantha makes him second guess his actions and has him wanting something he didn’t know existed. How can a man who has never been in love, be so sure? Can real love happen this fast? 

Burned by her past, Samantha struggles to keep up with the overwhelming passion she feels for Slade. She knows that he will be nothing but trouble to her already fragile heart, but how long can she continue to deny the love that she feels for him? 
Will Samantha let Slade prove his love is real, or will she push him away? 

She thought she knew love……
He thought he never wanted love…..
Together they will show each other what they can’t live without.




Excerpt:

I’m not supposed to love him. I’m supposed to… hell, I don’t know what I’m supposed to feel. He could never love me the way I could love him. He’ll just leave me alone and heartbroken. 

  “Angel?’ I hear him coming up behind me. 

  “I don’t want to talk about it, Slade. I just need time to think.” I continue to walk down the hallway, not looking back at him.


 He grabs my arm and spins me around roughly, knocking me up against the wall. Before I can ask what the hell he’s doing, his lips are on mine, and his hands grab my thighs, lifting me up. I don’t hesitate, wrapping my legs around him and kissing him back. He lets go of my legs and fists his hands tightly in my hair as he starts walking us to his bedroom. This is how it needs to be between us. Just sex, no love.



Meet The Author:


Shantel is a Texas born girl who now lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her high school sweetheart, and their three year old little princess. She considers herself extremely lucky to be a stay at home wife and mother. When she's not reading or writing, she spends her time with family and friends.

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