Friday, October 31, 2014

✯Blog Tour Review✯A Week in New York (The Empire State Trilogy #1) by Louise Bay

Anna Kirby is sick of dating. She's tired of heartbreak. Despite being smart, sexy, and funny, she's a magnet for men who don't deserve her.
A week's vacation in New York is the ultimate distraction from her most recent break-up, as well as a great place to meet a stranger and have some summer fun. But to protect her still-bruised heart, fun comes with rules. There will be no sharing stories, no swapping numbers, and no real names. Just one night of uncomplicated fun.
Super-successful serial seducer Ethan Scott has some rules of his own. He doesn't date, he doesn't stay the night, and he doesn't make any promises.
It should be a match made in heaven. But rules are made to be broken.

 A Week in New York is the first in a series of three novellas.


 ✯✯5 New York Styled Stars!!✯✯

I can't believe how much I liked this. I mean I knew I'd like it. But, man did I love both Anna and Ethan. Anna had a bad break-up and went to New York for a vacation with her best friend. She needed to get away and start over. And, wow what a way to start over!

While out with her friend Anna meets Ethan. He oozes sex appeal! She figures there's nothing wrong with having a one-night stand. They head back to his hotel room. Anna comes up with all these rules. Which is perfect for Ethan!! Ethan too has rules. He does not date. He doesn't do sleep overs & he makes no promises. And, he never gives his phone number out. But, one night with Anna and he's breaking all his own rules and then some!!

Now, that Ethan has had a piece of Anna he wants another. Ethan tracked Anna down and it literally gets hotter & hotter. Ethan has always had his rules for his own reasons. Yet, he's willing to throw them away for him. Anna seems to keep reminding him that this thing between them is only for a week. Every time she says it the words seem they cut deeper and deeper into Ethan. I am rooting for Ethan to smack some sense into Anna. To make her realize that the thing between them is real. I can see it. 

They literally spend the whole week together. And, all of Ethan's rules are 110% broken times 10. Which was awesome to see. Because, he is the alpha-male. But, Anna is awesome. Who's been hurt. I wish she'd realize Ethan is it. But, she doesn't. Now, their week is over and my kindle almost went up against the wall. The 2nd novella can't come out fast enough.

About The Author
I write sexy, romantic, contemporary novels - the kind I like to read!
Ruined by romantic mini-series of the seventies and eighties, I love all things romantic. There's not enough of it in real life so I'll settle for books and films.

I love the rain, the West Wing, London, days when you don't have to wear make-up, being alone, being with friends, elephants and champagne.


A New York State of Mind
Alicia Keys

No More Tears (Enough is Enough)
Barbara Streisand & Donna Summer

Same Kinda Man
Candice Glover

One Night Only
Jennifer Hudson

I Wanna be Your Lover

Ain’t Nobody
Chaka Khan

All The Lovers

Kylie Minogue

✯Cover reveal✯ REMINISCENCE by Sara V. Zook

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Book Title: Reminiscence 
Author: Sara V. Zook 
Genre: Paranormal YA 
Release Date: November 2014 

  Abuse. Torment. Saint’s undying love for her. A witch—or four. The world’s most powerful spell. The creation of the unnatural. Her undying love for Draco. A war is brewing between the Light, the Dark and the Unknown. In the midst of it all stands Sarenah. Her memories have returned as she rewinds the past in order to move forward with her future so she can reclaim what, or who, belongs only to her, but will she be able to accept the disturbing secrets that go along with the reminiscence?

 In the midst of dragging trees, I saw Sarenah sitting on the back porch, her dress hiked up around her thighs from the heat as she was thumbing through a book. She wasn’t even acknowledging the fact that I was there, nor did she care that I could see her bare legs. She was being totally inappropriate and rude at the same time … and I liked it. I felt intrigued to my very core, so much that I had to go over and say something to her. “Hey,” I mumbled. Without looking up, she reiterated, “Hey.” My frustration grew as I clenched my fingers into my palms. “Is that book so interesting that you can’t even talk to me?” That had gotten her attention. She slammed the book shut and stood up, the dress falling back down around her ankles. “Are you so interesting that I can’t even read my book?” Her dark eyes were wild and she was glaring at me as if she wanted me to spontaneously combust. “Don’t you have a job to do? Look at this mess.” Her eyes moved to the yard. “All of these branches everywhere. My uncle will have your hide.” She was so angry. I couldn’t help myself. I wiped the sweat from my brow with the back of my hand and busted out laughing. Sarenah’s hands moved to her hips. I thought she was about to hit me. I threw up hands up in defense. “I’m …” The laughter got the best of me again. “I’m sorry, Sarenah.” I flashed her an apologetic grin. “It’s just, I think this is the first time I’ve ever heard you talk so much and you’re spatting off at me like some crazy person.” Her gaze had softened then. She bit her bottom lip so she wouldn’t crack a smile herself. “A crazy person, huh?” I nodded, stopping to really get a good look at Sarenah’s face, her stunning features and the way her dark eyes popped out in a terrific way. This was Rebecca’s sister? I had been missing out. Sarenah’s strange ways evaporated into enticement before me. I spent the rest of the evening listening to Sarenah talk as I took all of it in. The tree branches were still scattered all over the yard, but I doubted her uncle would be back anytime soon to discover the mess. Everyone knew he lived at the saloon. She talked mostly about her parents. She had a deep ache from the loss inside of her. She was in a great deal of pain that I felt my own heart hurting along with hers, for her. I found myself wrapping my arm around her and her actually letting me get away with it, but I wasn’t in it to try to make a move. I found myself wanting to comfort Sarenah, tell her everything was going to be okay. I wanted her to trust me and continue to confide in me. She leaned her head against my shoulder, being content to be there with me. It felt incredible as if I had been able to tame her so easily. She was feisty but now so serene. I could’ve lived in that moment forever and been completely content to just be lucky enough to be near her, to smell the flower fragrance in her hair as it fell down across my arm. I rubbed her shoulder with my fingertips. She started humming, the sound making the chaos within me only increase. It was in that moment that I had leaned over and my lips found hers. It had been brief but magnificent, and I was wondering if my mind was ever going to be the same.

  Meet the Author 
  Sara V. Zook is a paranormal/fantasy writer. She is the author of the Strange in Skin Trilogy, Clipped, Evanescent, Book 1 in The Sempiternal Series and A Magic Within. She lives in Pennsylvania with her 3 small children and husband. 

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

✯Review✯ HER MASTER'S TEACHER by Lily White

She caught my attention the first day I was seated in her class.

Her dark red hair fell in waves down her back and her alabaster skin appeared to sparkle under the lights of the lecture hall

I'd admired her from a distance, never speaking or doing anything to draw attention to myself.

Each day that I spent watching her in this room, I noticed how her eyes would flick up to me. She was wary of me - frightened - and she had reason to be.

Allow me to introduce myself…

My name is Holland Strong and at 21 years old, I'm the youngest Master within a society of wealthy and influential men.

Claire Elliot is my psychology professor in college - that is, at least, until I make her my first courtesan.

She believes she knows everything about how the mind works…

…and I believe I can prove her wrong.

6 Holy Shit Stars!!!!

HOLY CRAP!!!! Lily White is seriously a genius at what she does. 
After sitting back and regaining my composure once finishing this book, I am now ready to write my review. I think. Although, a week after finishing, I still don't know what to think of Master Holland! Do I love him, do I hate him? I still have yet to decide. All I know is that this book seriously messed with my mind and had me questioning everything I thought I knew and figured out.

Her Master's Teacher was definitely mind fuckery at it's finest. I love a story which can suck you in and keep you guessing as to what is actually going on. So many times I thought I had it all figured out, only to be thrown through another loop dee loop of crazy emotions and plot twists. 

To quickly summarize (which is very difficult to do without giving away what happens). Claire is a psychology professor, and Holland is one of her students. Holland is one hell of an arrogant and cocky SOB. He does not want to be in school to get his degree, but it was one of the stipulations put into place by Aiden if Holland wanted to be trained to become a master. Holland sets his sights on one woman in particular that he wants to train as his first Courtesan and that is Claire. Needless to say, she would not be an easy one to break even under the wing of Aiden (The greatest Master there is). However, Holland is up for the challenge. He has been taught and trained by Aiden for a few years now, and knows all of Aiden's tricks and techniques used to break down a woman and mold her back into the perfect Courtesan, but Holland believes his own ways would prove to be just as effective. When he tries to put his theories and techniques to the test on Claire, it just adds fuel to the already burning fire within Aiden's soul. 

To say that Aiden was a complete asshole would be one hell of a serious understatement, as I am sure you already know from reading Her Master's Courtesan (and if you haven't, then stop, get the book, and read it now!!!! If you think you can stomach it!). He is heartless and ruthless, and I would absolutely hate to cross paths with this man. Holland, while still a total and complete asshat most of the times, had quite a few redeeming qualities in himself. As to what those were, well, I will let you be the judge of that. As I am writing this, I am still battling within myself whether I love or hate Holland. Love. Hate. Love. Hate. Maybe I need to just flip a coin because this indecisiveness is going to be the absolute death of me!

I loved how Aiden and Rebecca from the first book were still in this story. I had wanted to get more of their story, and Lily definitely delivered that. Her Master's Teacher, while still a VERY dark book, took on a much different course than Her Master's Courtesan did. Whatever you are expecting to get out of this book, based on what you know from the first story, you can flush those expectations right down the toilet. Her Master's Teacher was above and beyond what I was hoping to get from this story and I really hope we will be seeing more of these characters sometime soon!

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✯Cover Reveal w/Giveaway ✯ Defying All Odds by Nevaeh Lee


The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.
-Ernest Hemingway

Since day one, Celeste Logan has had a string of bad luck—no, scratch that.  Her past is so tragic, anyone would think she’s been irrevocably cursed.  But this is no paranormal story…it’s her real f*cking life.
Fortunately, it’s not all bad and there are people in her life who make it worth living.  Though the past will never be completely forgotten, she has moved on and beat the hell out of the statistics.  But just when it seems things are about as good as they’re going to get, disaster strikes—again.
Can what’s broken be fixed this time, or was she ever fully mended in the first place? And will the past catch up to her, or is the present what Celeste should fear most?

***This contemporary romance novel contains adult subject matter. Not intended for young readers***


Nevaeh’s first exposure to writing began in a middle school creative writing class. She was reprimanded for composing a politically incorrect story and forced to re-write about a “safer” topic. Being the writing rebel that she is, Nevaeh always likes to push the envelope a bit and never re-writes, unless her editor insists on it.

When she’s not writing, Nevaeh is a freelance book editor ;). And when she’s not reading, writing, or editing, she can be found spending time with her family, exploring the area around wherever she happens to be living at the time. Even though “home” will always be Texas, she currently resides in West Africa.


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✯Book blitz✯ LYCAN SECRETS by Laura Prior

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Book Title: Lycan Secrets 
Author: Laura Prior 
Genre: Paranormal Romance 
Release Date: July 2014 

Jasmine knows her life will never be the same. As a valkyrie - fallen angel hybrid, she will have a part to play in the coming apocalypse whether she likes it or not. When the nephilim are attacked the angels are forced into the fight and send their warriors out to retrieve two angelic relics which have the power to sway the battle either way. With demons, vampires and fallen angels banding together to create an army, the pressure is on Jasmine and Zach to produce an alliance that can rival it. With new and old enemies coming into play, Jasmine finally learns what she's made of . . . but what will be the price of this revelation of secrets? Will Jasmine learn who she really is, only to lose everything she ever wanted? The fifth installment of the Falling series.

Meet the Author 
  Laura Prior grew up in the north-east of England and has travelled the world while working as a nurse. She is currently living and working in Melbourne with her partner. She enjoys snowboarding, long walks, shoe-shopping and cocktails. She loves reading passionate novels with strong female characters. 

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