Thursday, September 18, 2014

Tasty Virtual Book Tour: Truth or Dare: Dare to Love # 1 by Mira Lyn Kelly

Welcome to the Truth Or Dare by Mira Lyn Kelly Book Tour!

Truth or Dare 
Dare to Love # 1 
By: Mira Lyn Kelly  
Releasing September 16th, 2014 

In a deliciously sexy twist on the classic game, USA Today bestselling author Mira Lyn Kelly proves that when playing truth or dare—always choose dare.

After her one attempt at commitment ends with the discovery that her fiancĂ© already has a wife and kid, Maggie Lawson vows that the only people she’ll love ’til death do they part will be her friends. Unfortunately that means Maggie letting her bestie rope her into a year-long dating dare: score a new date each month or pay a penalty. Seems doable—until Maggie’s date stands her up, leaving only one option: the sexy stud who just moved in upstairs. The problem? He and Maggie can’t stop fighting—and that’s just the beginning.

His name is Tyler Daniels and the last thing he needs is his neighbor distracting him with her girl-next-door smile and sharp tongue. Tyler’s in Chicago for one reason: to woo back his selfish ex in order to reclaim the child he once thought was his—and that means keeping Maggie out of his bed. A tall order, since Maggie has become a bigger temptation than he ever expected to face. But before they can even consider leaving the past behind, Maggie and Tyler must accept a brand-new dare: real, forever love.

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“Wow, that was— I didn’t really— But I should have—” Maggie stammered breathlessly, trying to force herself to let Tyler go. Step away and put the distance they needed back between them. Only with their eyes locked, breath mingling in the chilled night air, and the kiss she should have known better than to ask for still fresh on her lips, the most she could manage was flexing her fingers enough so her hands were free to coast down the thick column of his neck, over the front of his coat, and when the temptation was too great, back up again.

She didn’t want to let him go—didn’t want their moment to end.

“With your other dates,” Tyler began slowly, his eyes squinting closed. “Do you ever let them kiss you more than once?”

She wanted to laugh, because the idea of willingly letting any of those other guys back at her mouth was beyond ludicrous, something she ought to have had some smart quip about—only in that moment nothing seemed funny.

This was the end.

Forcing a shaky breath, she shook her head. “No. Never.”

Tyler nodded, his eyes dark and unsettled. “Good.”

His jaw set as though he were getting his head back into the right place. The place where they moved on from a kiss the intensity of which she couldn’t remember experiencing before and, putting it behind them, went forward as friends.

Like she wanted.

Deep down, she knew it was true, even if it didn’t feel that way right then.

The hand at her hip tensed. And when she looked back into Tyler’s eyes, she saw the dying embers of a conflict she hadn’t realized he was fighting. A conflict she didn’t fully understand until the divide between them closed again. Tyler’s lips came down on hers, hard, and then he was holding her so tight, and her hands were in his hair again, pulling him closer as he bowed her back, devouring her mouth like he was starved for the kiss he’d just had. Groaning against her when she met his hunger with the equal of her own.
Her back hit the door and everything inside her went hot and liquid, needy and intense. Any shred of control or restraint tore free of her grasp, violently stripping her thoughts of reason and rules. Because all she wanted was this.


Reminding her of everything she’d forgotten.

Teaching her things she hadn’t even known.

Waking the places within her that had been numb for so long, they burned coming back to life.

Author Info

USA Today bestselling author Mira Lyn Kelly grew up in the Chicago area and earned her degree in Fine Arts from Loyola University. She met the love of her life while studying abroad in Rome, Italy, only to discover he’d been living right around the corner from her back home. Having spent her twenties working and playing in the Windy City, she’s now settled with her husband in rural Minnesota, where their four beautiful children provide an excess of action and entertainment. When she isn’t reading, writing, or running to keep up with the kids, she loves watching movies, blabbing with the girls, and cooking with her husband and friends.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Cover Reveal: FRACTURED LINES by Jen McLaughlin #giveaway

Today we are revealing the cover for FRACTURED LINES by Jen McLaughlin. This is the highly-anticipated adult standalone novel that is part of the New York Times Bestselling OUT OF LINE series. The book will be released on Tuesday, October 14th.

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The lines we once crossed so easily have widened and torn us apart…

Once upon a time I thought Finn and I would live happily ever after, but real life doesn't always have a happy ending. He's testing my trust, and I'm losing faith in the man I thought I'd spend the rest of my life with, and there’s nothing I do can stop it. He’s the one I trusted to keep me safe, but now he’s the source of my greatest pain…

Forgiveness is fragile, and some fractures never fully heal...

One mistake—a slip in a moment of weakness—might cost me everything I've worked so hard for. The thing about trust is that it's a lot easier to lose than it is to build. Just as I'm about to give up and surrender to the demons from my past, an unexpected threat reminds me what I'm best at: protecting the woman I love. Whether or not she wants me, I will fight for Carrie and our daughter, and I will keep them safe—no matter the cost.

Even if I have to put my life and my heart on the line.



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About the Author

JenMJen McLaughlin is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of sexy New Adult books. Under her pen name Diane Alberts, she is a multi-published, bestselling author of Contemporary Romance with Entangled Publishing. Her first release as Jen McLaughlin, Out of Line, released September 6 2013, and hit the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal lists. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. She is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.

Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal-clear water. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal-clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, and a cat. Her goal is to write so many well-crafted romance books that even a non-romance reader will know her name.

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Review: Sleeping with the Boss by Marissa Clarke

Title: Sleeping With The Boss
Author: Marissa Clarke
Published: August 11th 2014
Source: Copy given by author for honest review
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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A satisfying category romance from Entangled’s brand new Lovestruck imprint…

Seducing the enemy has never been so tempting…

For the last five years, bookish Claire Williams has been living for the dying. Now that her stint as caretaker is over, she’s off to see the world. She needs quick cash first, so a temp job at Anderson Auctions seems perfect, especially with the unexpected benefits, including the hottest man she’s ever laid eyes—or hands—on.

Former Marine William Anderson has been burned one time too many. His military training makes him the perfect man to flush out the spy undercutting his family business, but no amount of training can prepare him for the kind of undercover work he’ll have to do when the sexy new temp is implicated. Desire lands them in bed…but duty may cost him his heart.

My Thoughts:

I'm impressed with this new line from Entangled. These stories have the right mix of sweetness and passion and potential love. Marissa Clarke brought it with this lovely tale!

You seriously can't not love Claire and William. The banter and the desire and the kissing... oh, it's impossible not to enjoy their story. William may have had ulterior motives with her at first, but he falls for her, and she does for him. Of course, there are some speed bumps along the way for them. Along with the mystery comes the romance, and the romance is perfection. When you reach the end, you're hugging the book (er, your ereader) to your chest and sighing.

Sleeping with the Boss was a worth-every-minute-of-it read. I could definitely pick it up again and again, rereading Claire and William's journey. I would definitely recommend this new line from Entangled, AND Marissa Clarke.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Title: The Fault In Our Stars
Author: John Green
Published: January 1st 2012
Source: Purchased
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
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Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green's most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

My Thoughts:

Well, I finally got caught up on the bandwagon right before the movie came out in theaters, which was a good thing. I kinda like knowing what I'm getting into before I see a movie. And I have to say, my book reading experience versus movie watching experience was a little different.

I did enjoy the book, but I actually liked the movie a lot more. Maybe it was because of how well the movie was made, I'm not sure. All the important elements from the book were portrayed as they should have been. The story itself... John Green is nothing short of genius when it comes to these kinds of stories. They're DIFFERENT and in the best and worst ways possible. If that makes sense. It makes sense to me. What I mean is that he takes an idea and he runs with it, and often with unique characters and circumstances. That's why he's a genius. Augustus and Hazel are perfectly and imperfectly paired, and their story is TIMELESS. Better than Romeo and Juliet. Yep, I said it.

The Fault In Our Stars is a brilliantly told love story. I don't know how else to describe it. When I read the book, I teared up off and on, but I didn't full on cry... I'm not sure why that is. After watching the movie, seeing it brought to life and bawling my eyes out, well, I'd probably cry if I read it again. In any case, if you haven't read the book/seen the movie--grab your tissues and hold on tight. Because THE FEELS. You will be feeling many feels.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Review: Switch Me On by Julie McBride

Title: Switch Me On
Author: Julie McBride
Published:  September 10th 2014
Source: Copy given by author for honest review
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Some girls are made for the city

Successful voice-over artist Ari Madden has been planning her escape from Blackwater Inlet for years. In three more weeks, she's making tracks—away from her cloying family, the gossip mill and her rep for rejecting local men who threaten her dreams. So it's defnitely the wrong time for a total stranger to start delivering sexy shocks to her lady-circuits.

Bruno Brandt meant to unwind in his new getaway cabin in Podunkville, not get recharged by a red-hot woman with small-town blues. Outrageous, sultry Ari sparks him like a live wire, though, convincing him their fling will never be enough. He's a world-class whiz when it comes to anything electric, but can he do what no man ever has before—jump-start Ari's desire to commit?

My Thoughts:

I'm not sure what it was about this story, but I had a hard time really getting into it. I guess what it comes down to for me is that it could have been better. For a Cosmo Red Hot Reads book, it kind of fell a little flat, but only a little. It was still good.

The relationship between Ari and Bruno had its moments and you are definitely intrigued. There are some lovely scenes between them, sweet and passionate. You want to see everything work out for them in the end and you cheer for it. Ari isn't perfect like her twin sister, and that's fine because she is who she is and she makes no apology for it.

Switch Me On is a nice little story. I was compelled enough to keep reading Ari and Bruno's story, even though there were moments I got a little bored. However, I did enjoy it enough that I would like to see what else Julie McBride has up her sleeve.

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Stacking the Shelves #29: August Edition

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga at Tynga's Reviews. Stacking The Shelves is all about the books we are adding to our shelves each week (or in my case, each month), sharing with you our excitement for our newest titles and maybe have you discover a new book in the process!


One Night with her Boss (One Night novellas #4) by Noelle Adams (-Goodreads-)
Taming His Tutor by Natalie Anderson (-Goodreads-)
Mai Tai For Two (Tropical Trysts #1) by Delphine Dryden (-Goodreads-)
Too Wilde to Tame (Wilde Series #3) by Janelle Denison (-Goodreads-)

Tempting Her Best Friend (What Happens In Vegas #1) by Gina L. Maxwell (-Goodreads-)
Playing With Her Heart (Caught Up In Love #4) by Lauren Blakely (-Goodreads-)
Resist (Resist #1) by Lilly Avalon (-Goodreads-)
Dirty Little Lies (Quick and Dirty #1) by Clare James (-Goodreads-)

Overexposed by Noelle Adams (-Goodreads-)
Wild Temptation (Wild #1) by Emma Hart (-Goodreads-)
Dare to Love (Dare to Love #1) by Carly Phillips (-Goodreads-)
Captivating Bridge (Tempest #3) by Michelle Mankin (-Goodreads-)

Finding Jordie (The Jordan Spagnato Series #1) by H.J. Harley (-Goodreads-)
The Trouble with Goodbye (Fairhope #1) by Sarra Cannon (-Goodreads-)
Inevitable (Harmony #1) by Angela Graham (-Goodreads-)
Love Square (Love Square #1) by Jessica Ingro (-Goodreads-)

Temptation by Robin Covington (-Goodreads-)
Wild Attraction (Wild 0.5) by Emma Hart (-Goodreads-)
Word Play by Amalie Silver (-Goodreads-)
Wicked Innocence by Missy Johnson (-Goodreads-)

That Man 1 (That Man Trilogy #1) by Nelle L'Amour (-Goodreads-)
That Man 2 (That Man Trilogy #2) by Nelle L'Amour (-Goodreads-)
One Night of Sin (After Hours #1) by Elle Kennedy (-Goodreads-)
Baiting the Maid of Honor (Wedding Dare #2) by Tessa Bailey (-Goodreads-)

Yeah, I had to get my hands on this little pretty after LOVING it.

Wild Temptation by Emma Hart (-Goodreads-)

For Review:

Wild by Sophie Jordan (-Goodreads-)
Keeping Mr. Right Now (Kisses in the Sand) by Robin Bielman (-Goodreads-)
Still Yours (20Something #2) by Amy Patrick (-Goodreads-) 
Channel 20Something (20Something #1) by Amy Patrick (-Goodreads-)

Stranded with the Rancher by Janice Maynard (-Goodreads-)
Switch Me On by Jule McBride (-Goodreads-)
Oh, Naughty Night! by Leslie Kelly (-Goodreads-)
A Last Chance Christmas by Vicki Lewis Thompson (-Goodreads-)

Made for You (The Best Mistake #2) by Lauren Layne (-Goodreads-)
Sleeping with the Boss (Anderson Brothers #1) by Marissa Clarke (-Goodreads-)


Thank you Ember and Noelle!

His Wicked Games (His Wicked Games #1) by Ember Casey (-Goodreads-) ***Signed AND Annotated, FTW***
One Night with her Best Friend (One Night novellas #1) by Noelle Adams (-Goodreads-)

Here's a peek inside of my signed and annotated copy of His Wicked Games (plus bookmark SWAG):


That was my awesome month of bookish goodness. How about you? Did you get anything good this week/month?