Thursday, August 22, 2013

Jane's Melody - review

Ryan Winfield completely won me over with South of Bixby Bridge. That being said, I was so excited when I saw this book come across my path that I immediately dove right in. While I didn't hate it, I didn't love it either but you should try it for yourself.

Jane is a 40 something women whose semi-estranged daughter dies of a drug overdose. When she sees a mysterious stranger at her daughter's grave, she decides to follow him to get more insight on the last year of her daughter's life. Caleb is a twenty-five year old musician, living on the streets, trying to get to Austin in order to make it big.  Jane takes him in and puts him to work cleaning out the backyard in exchange for helping him get to the place where he can kick start his music career. 

Jane and Caleb end up falling in love and ultimately help each other when they need it most. I enjoyed the story but I don't feel like I really connected with the characters.  I'm  not sure if it was the age difference or I just didn't really care for Jane as much. No mother should go after her dead daughter's maybe boyfriend! Other than that, the story was unique. Ryan has an excellent talent for incorporating the underlying issues of drugs, alcohol, abuse, friendship and love all into a tragic tale of loss and rediscovery.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Present Perfect - review

Present Perfect was awesomely perfect! I simply loved this book from the first entry to the last page. Though it should come with a warning label, DO NOT READ THE END AT WORK!!!

Amanda Kelly has spend her entire life living in the shadow of her perfect older sister and constantly striving for perfection herself. The only perfect thing in her life was her best friend, Noah. (I love Noah!!!) They have shared so much together from their birthday, their first steps to their first kiss. As they get older and are just about to cross that friendship line, Amanda pulls away. She knows that she loves Noah but doesn't think she is good enough for him and she doesn't want to ruin their relationship and ultimately lose Noah as a friend. 

"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words." - Author Unknown, Alison Bailey

Life keeps on moving and the two remain best friends. Then Amanda comes face to face with a life changing event that completely rocked my world. I was not even close to ready for what was coming and from that point on the tears were flowing. Get your tissues ready! 

"You can't do anything about the past and people like us don't know if we have a future. The past doesn't exist anymore. All we have is the present. The present is perfect." - Alison Bailey

"By my side, I had the love of my life, my soul mate, my hero and what could be more perfect than that." - Alison Bailey

This book is about friendship, love, living in the present and making sure that everyone you love gets their thank you and goodbye. I honestly can't recommend this book enough. It was emotional, heartbreaking, intense and a stunningly perfect debut from this author. I can't wait to read more books by her.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Cover Reveal**** Whiskey Lullaby

        Whiskey Lullaby By Dawn Martens & Emily Minton



Title: Whiskey Lullaby
Authors: Dawn Marten & Emily Minton


Julie Walker thought she found true love with Jase. Until he betrayed her in the worst way, with one of her best friends. Devastated and heartbroken she runs away, leaving behind her family and friends. She starts a new life filled with secrets.
When Julie meets Dean, she thinks he is the answer to all her prayers, but Dean isn’t who she thinks he is.
Jase Gibson is a player. Even when he had the girl of his dreams, he still played. When he lost Julie, his life fell apart. He turned to whiskey and women, to fill the void. But, only Julie will ever make him whole.
Nine years later, Julie's back home, but she’s not alone. What will happen when all of Julie's secrets are uncovered?
Jase vowed that if he ever got her back, he would do right by her and never let her go. Will he let Julie's secret keep them apart?
When Julie's ex-husband refuses to be her ex, Jase must choose to help her or hang on to his anger.
Jase and Julie have to find a way to give their whiskey lullaby a happy ending.

Expected Publication Date: September 30, 2013

About The Authors:
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Author Bio:  Dawn Martens: I'm Dawn. I co-wrote a two books (Chase and Kade) with fellow author Chantal Fernando, in the Resisting Love. We went solo on three of the books, she wrote Ryder, and she is writing James, and I'm writing Derek.
Also working on a book currently with my friend Isabella Bearden, called A Second Chance!
AND I'm currently writing a book with good friend Emily Minton called Whiskey Lullaby.
I drink too much, Swear too much, and Read too much. Yes I read too much. I don't have a filter, and I tend to speak before I think.
I'm a beta reader for many authors, I'm on a few authors ARC list, because apparently I'm THAT awesome. ;) And I also edit. Not a professional, but I do help a few with that.
I have two children, 5&2, and have another on the way. They bug the shit outta me, but hey, that's what kids are supposed to do. ;) Married since 2007. He's amazing, but he's also a bigger pain in my ass than my kids are.
I love to read, and I love being able to write stories that *I* want to read!
I couldn't do this without the help of some very special friends!

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About the Author:
I'm Emily.  I am the proud mother of two lovable but irritating teenagers. I have been married for over twenty years, but I would gladly trade my husband for Tatumn Jackson any day!
If you are wondering who that is, you need to read Sweet Dreams by KA now. Kristen Ashley is my queen!
I love to read.  I am a complete mommy porn junkie!  I have more books on my kindle than most people could read in a lifetime, but I will get to them all eventually!
I am also an avid blogger.  I love to share my favorite books and pimp my favorite authors.
I hope you all enjoy Whiskey Lullaby!


Sunday, August 18, 2013

Sexy Sunday 8/18

Say hello to Eric Sticks from Olivia Cunning's Sinners. Wicked Beat is wicked hot!!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Love Me - RELEASE DAY!!!!

My mom says that you can’t love someone until you learn to love yourself. 
So even though Vincent is getting more and more scary.
Even though he's doing a nationwide search for me.
I'm going to learn to love myself.

Well, I’m going to try. 
Mostly, I want a boy to love me. 
But which one?

Dawson - The gorgeous boy who made a mistake, but whose molten lava kisses and steaminess I can’t freaking resist.  
Aiden - The God of all Hotties, who is practically infused with love potion. Who I thought liked me, but now says 
he wants to be my friend.
Brooklyn - The boy that first stole my heart. Who has always loved me. Well, until the whole cabana incident.

I mean, it was bad enough when there was sort of a love triangle, but now that I’m talking to B again, it’s like I’m 
in a love rectangle, or a rhombus, or something.

Oh, and did I mention Cooper Steele?
The new soccer coaching, health teaching, tattoed hunk? 
Who Garrett sent to school to guard my body. 
I mean be my body guard.
But back to loving me. 
I should forget about boys and worry about me. 
Love me.
Like, eventually.

Barnes & Noble: Not available yet since it is not a pre-order item.

GIVEAWAY!!! Enter here...


Adore Me is a Keatyn Chronicles novella covering Keatyn's time on Thanksgiving break.
This is book 4.5 of the 6 book series.
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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Letters to Luca - BLOG TOUR

Welcome, welcome everyone to the Reunion Series, Letters to Luca blog tour!! I can't tell you how happy I am that you are here! Today is my first BLOGOVERSARY and to celebrate I am giving away a signed copy of the Reunion Series from M.R. Joseph! This is such a great series but I have to say that Luca is my favorite! Hope you enjoy my review and a few teasers to hold you over for now!

My Review:
Wow. Letters to Luca was hands down the best of the Reunion Series by MR Joseph! I absolutely fell in love with the characters. Leighton was awesome and Luca was delicious. Together they were perfect.

"I think I just died and went to hot-guy-in-my-bed heaven!" - M.R. Joesph

"We are like a s'more. I'm the marshmallow, he's the sweet chocolate and we melt together and it's hot". - M.R. Joseph

Leighton Parks was the shy, quiet girl in high school with a major crush on the popular, star baseball player, Luca Ferro. Out of fear of rejection, Leighton decided to express her feelings to Luca through letters. The letters were everything to Luca and no girl could compare to his "letter girl" until he met a Leighton right before their ten year reunion. Now a best-selling author with a hidden identity, Leighton is no longer that girl. Unfortunately, once her secret comes out, everything changes.

Full of love, angst, heartache and forgiveness, this book had it all. I completely devoured it from the very beginning and I have to say that MR Joseph has written a series that everyone can relate to and enjoy. 

Check out my reviews of Reunion and You Belong With Me.

Leighton Parks:

"Luca, I..." His lips crash into mine before I have a chance to finish what I'm saying. He's gripping my face with both hands now and I'm powerless against his hot lips. I'm trying to keep my wits about me; I'm trying to still my hands, keeping them from grabbing his neck to deepen this kiss. My thoughts go around and around, I'm dizzy with desire, and I can't restrain myself from doing what I want to do any longer. 

I stretch my arms around his back and press my lips into him even farther. He takes his hands from my face and pulls me tightly against him. He gently slides his tongue into my mouth and I receive it with every fiber of my being. This kiss is slow, it's deliberate, it's loving and I don't want it to end.

Luca Ferro:

I push back her shoulders slightly, and she falls back on to the pillows of her bed. Her hair sprays out from beneath her and she holds her naked knees together. Her cream colored skin looks supple, and I want to kiss every inch of her. Her breasts and peach colored nipples are firm, but rest naturally outward. Her body is like a canvas. A beautiful display of art. Suddenly the way she looks changes the way I want things to go right now. I have this girl, in her bed, naked and wanton in front of me. She is mine for the taking, and I no longer feel the desire to just fuck her. I want to make love to her. Soft and slow, rough, and constant. I look at her and rest my hand over my heart. She looks at me confused. Here I am naked and waiting to be inside her, but she stills me. She stills my heart and I wonder how this magical creature came into my life.

Author Bio:
Mom and wife by day, author of contemporary romance by night, M.R. Joseph rediscovered one of her first loves, reading, and decided that she too had a story to tell. She took pen in hand and created the Reunion Series. She is a “Happily Ever After” type of girl who wears her heart on her sleeve, believes in true love, soul mates, and that the fate of love is controlled by our own destiny. Becoming an author was a dream she never knew she wanted, but now it is her passion, and she prays it continues.

M.R. lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia with the love of her life, her two beautiful kids, and the most adorable Goldendoodle dog the world has ever seen.
Author Links:

Monday, August 5, 2013

Pulse - review

Gail McHugh definitely got my pulse going in the follow up to Emily and Gavin's story from Collide. I loved every angst-filled, hot, intense minute of this book (except for the part that nearly gave me a heart attack)! Thanks for that ;)

Gavin Blake is still every bit of the tall, dark and f**kable, swoon worthy, book boyfriend that every girl should be fortunate enough to find. As if it was possible to love him even more, he took it to a whole new level here! Though Emily and Gavin have a few obstacles to overcome, what they endure makes them that much stronger.

We were written for one another, and I wouldn't change one line in our romance novel. The good, the bad, the in between. It's ours. We own it. - Gail McHugh

I could feel Gavin and Emily's love for one another just oozing off the pages! A true love that completes you, makes you stronger and completely happy is hard to find.  To be so lucky to find the kind of love that books and movies are made about is truly the greatest ever!

I strongly recommend this series and look forward to what Ms. McHugh delivers us next!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Sexy Sunday 8/4

My new swoon worthy book boyfriend is the tall, dark and f**kable Gavin Blake from Collide and Pulse.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Collide - review

A missed first encounter...Colliding with a second chance....Oh my word!! I can't believe I waited so long to read this one but thank goodness I did because now I can dive right into Pulse.

Let me start by saying that this book had it all! A love triangle, angst, drama, love, hot sex, broken hearts, awesome characters and so much more! Gavin Blake is my new swoon-worthy book boyfriend! Hot damn that guy is fine!!  
*fanning self

Emily is new to the Big Apple and getting settled in with the help of her boyfriend, Dillon when she meets the tall-dark and F**kable, Gavin Blake! A Yankees game, a few bottle caps and thoughts of a packed green mini van has Emily re-evaluating her current relationship.

This book was my cup of tea and I can't wait to drink up more!

Thursday, August 1, 2013


10 days until my 1st BLOGOVERSARY! What a year it's been! It's time to say thank you with the first ever giveaway! 10 days to enter, 3 prizes to win....spread the word and keep reading! a Rafflecopter giveaway