Monday, June 30, 2014

Taming the Storm - Release day!

Happy Release Day to Samantha Towle and Taming the Storm! #TomisHere

Enjoy a peek into the book below and make sure to enter the giveaway! You can follow along the blog tour for reviews here.

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SynopsisLyla Summers hates men. Okay, maybe hate is a strong word ... Lyla intensely dislikes men. Her father has let her down her whole life. Her brother betrayed her in the worst way possible. And her past relationship experiences with men have been less than great. Lyla is focussing all her energy into her band, Vintage, so when they receive an offer to sign with TMS Records, it seems that things are finally turning around for her. The last thing she wants is a man getting in the way. Tom Carter loves women. Okay, love might be pushing it ... Tom enjoys screwing lots of women. When tragedy befalls his best friend, Tom finds himself making a promise to the big man upstairs – he’ll change his ways, if he saves the woman his best friend loves. Tom’s prayer is answered. Now he has to change. Which means no sleeping around. After Vintage’s manager breaks her leg skiing, Tom steps in as tour manager, and Lyla finds herself on tour with the man whore of rock. Put one perpetually horny Tom and one sex resistant Lyla together, equals a recipe for disaster. Or so you’d think... But an unexpected friendship is formed. A closeness neither of them expected. Putting one chastity belt and one lamp that is in desperate need of rubbing, to the test. Will the sex storm that is Tom Carter, finally find himself tamed by the rock chick with a hardened heart, or will he go back to his womanizing ways...? Trailer

TTS countdown teaser #3 AboutTheAuthorsamantha towleSamantha Towle is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She began her first novel in 2008 while on maternity leave. She completed the manuscript five months later and hasn't stopped writing since. She is the author of contemporary romances, The Mighty Storm, Wethering the Storm, and Trouble. She has also written paranormal romances, The Bringer and The Alexandra Jones Series, all penned to tunes of The Killers, Kings of Leon, Adele, The Doors, Oasis, Fleetwood Mac, Lana Del Rey, and more of her favorite musicians. A native of Hull and a graduate of Salford University, she lives with her husband, Craig, in East Yorkshire with their son and daughter.

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Book 1 - The Mighty Storm the mighty storm

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It's been twelve years since Tru Bennett last saw Jake Wethers, her former best friend and boy she once loved. Jake Wethers, sexy, tattooed and deliciously bad lead singer, and brains behind The Mighty Storm, one of the biggest bands in the world, left Tru with a broken heart when he moved from England to America with his family when they were both fourteen. Sent to interview Jake for her music column by the magazine she works for, they are both unprepared for the sparks that fly the instant they reconnect. Only, there’s a complication to their instant feelings for one another—Will, Tru’s boyfriend of two years. Then Jake makes Tru a job offer she can't refuse—travelling the world with him and his band. But taking the job means leaving Will behind, and being on the road with the band means spending an inordinate amount of time with Jake. Is Tru strong enough to resist the delectable bad boy who once held her heart so completely, or will she willingly risk it all for one night with the world's most notorious womanizer?

Book 2 - Wethering the Storm wethering the storm

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Music journalist Tru Bennett has done the impossible: capture the heart of rock-star bad boy Jake Wethers. Now they’re busy planning a wedding and navigating their new life together in the US. Of course Tru misses London and her best friend, Simone, but living happily ever after with Jake in LA is going to be great...right? Wrong. Even the bright California sun can’t whitewash the dark side of celebrity coupledom. Greedy music execs, merciless paparazzi, and Jake’s wild past are lurking around every corner. Making matters worse, Jake announces he doesn’t want kids, which just may be a deal breaker. Tru loves Jake more than anything. But when a devastating crisis threatens to destroy everything they’ve fought for, the couple must face the hard truth: What if, this time, love is not enough?

Forked - Cover Reveal

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(Book 2 in the FRENCHED series)

by Melanie Harlow 

A  Sexy Adult Contemporary Romance

Expected release: September 2014

  Twenty-eight year old Coco Thomas knows the recipe for disaster:

1)      Agree to plan last-minute engagement blowout for spoiled Mafia princess before you realize her choice of caterer is Nick Lupo, a despicably gorgeous young chef with a hot new restaurant in town, a reality TV show victory, and a romantic past with you—one that did not end well.

2)      Strike a deal with Nick in which you agree to spend a weekend with him in exchange for his services, under the strict conditions there will be no talking about the past, no second chances, and definitely no sex.

3)      Violate all three conditions within 24 hours and spend two glorious days remembering what made you fall for the sexy, egotistical bastard in the first place, and why it hurt so much when he broke your heart.

Add one road trip, plenty of good scotch, and endless spoonfuls of chocolate cake batter drizzled over your body and licked off inch by oh-my-God-yes-right-there inch, then just admit it.

You’re totally FORKED.

About the Author

Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her lipstick red, and her history with the naughty bits left in. Her stories are inspired by a sense of place, an appreciation for the past, and unexpected pleasures in life—especially the romantic kind. She lifts her glass to readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband and two daughters.



Friday, June 27, 2014

Cursed Love - review

Cursed Love by TH Snyder was definitely different from the Touch Series where I first got to know her writing. This book is more edgy and full of hot tattooed men. Um, hello, did you not admire the cover?!
I really liked Linc. After a childhood event left him scared and traumatized, this bad boy took off to live the life he wanted and not the life his parents had expected him to have.  With his best friend Daulton by his side, the two opened a tattoo shop and moved on with their lives. Amongst the numerous amounts of women to come through the door, there was one that got under Linc's skin. It's not until Jo leaves that Linc realizes his feeling for her.

Enter Etty. Girl in hiding, on the run, tattooed and spunky, looking to start over. When she meets Daulton and Linc they become fast friends. In such a small world, paths are sure to cross and we are left with a huge cliffhanger! Fortunately for me, Cursed Ecstasy just came out and I don't have to wait to find out what happens next!

P.S. - I was totally rooting for Linc and Etty. Not a big Jo fan :(

Crossing Stars - review & Blog Tour

I love Nicole Williams so of course I had to read this book once it came across my path. Crossing Stars is a modern day Romeo and Juliet with a mafia twist.

When Josette Costa, daughter of the head Italian mobster Blue Krait, crosses the line into Irish territory, she runs into trouble only to be saved by Rylan. Call it love at first sight or lack of knowledge but the two can not keep away from each other. With both of them being heirs to the major crime bosses in the city they come across numerous challenges yet plan their escape to run away together.

This is the first  book in a series and while I love the idea of it, I had a hard time connecting with the characters. I'm sure I'll finish the series just to see what becomes of their forbidden relationship and because I'm a sucker for Nicole Williams books and Romeo & Juliet.

New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release: May 7, 2014
“This book quite simply stole my heart.“
- Natasha Is A Book Junkie on Lost and Found

New York Times Bestselling Author
A modern day Romeo and Juliet story with its own flair.

While the city of Chicago sleeps, a war wages in the streets between two powerful families. In a time when the public assumes organized crime is nothing more than a chapter torn out of
America’s history, the Costa and Moran family battle for territory and domination.

Caught up in the middle of this sinister world is Josette, the only child of Salvatore Costa, the ringleader and notorious godfather of Chicago’s Italian mafia circle. After an assassination attempt when she was a child by the Irish Moran’s, her parents have hidden her from the outside world, barricading her behind the walls of their sprawling estate and keeping her contact with outsiders to a minimum. But now Josette’s eighteen and starting to question if living a long life locked behind walls is worth trading for a potentially short one filled with excitement and adventure and all the things she’s only lived in her dreams. Up until now.

On the night she decides to risk becoming just another face in the crowd, Josette realizes that death isn’t only a possibility if she leaves her protected walls,it’s a certainty. Yet when a young man comes to her rescue, the turbulent waters between life and death are further muddied.

Rylan is everything Josette isn’t . . . and she’s everything he isn’t. She’s sheltered, he’s worldly.
She’s thoughtful, he’s hot-headed. She’s sweet, he’s rough around the edges. She’s harmless,
he’s dangerous. Despite all of their differences, there’s one that shadows them all. One difference that means they can never be together unless they’re ready to accept they’ll be hunted by the entire underground crime world as long as they live.

She’s a Costa. And he’s a Moran.