Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Release Blitz: Ballad by Anne Mercier

Title: Ballad
Series: Rockstar #5
Author: Anne Mercier
Release Date: November 25, 2015



She walked on the bus and my heart stopped beating. When she looked my way with that sassy smile, it came back to life. Looking at her, getting to know her, I know she's the one for me—but she's so young. Her life is just starting and I've already done my fair share of living. I want her to be mine but is it right for me to ask her to settle down before she's really had a chance to live?


He keeps watching me. I can't help but look back. He's gorgeous: tall, messy dark hair, and those intensely blue eyes captivating me. My life hasn't been easy by any means. Because of that I've had to grow up much faster than normal women do. I think that's why our age difference doesn't bother me at all. I wish it didn't bother him because this attraction isn't going away anytime soon and, in truth, I don't want it to. He could very possibly be my happily-ever-after and no matter how much he tries, I'm not going to let him talk me out of it until we give this a fighting chance.

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I was born and raised in Wisconsin and still live here today with my two sons and puppy. (Though one day soon I hope to move to southern California!)

I’m an avid reader who gets inspired by reading the stories from my favorite authors as well as listening to various types of music. I am a huge fan of music, chocolate, fruit, desserts, autumn, M. Shadows, Avenged Sevenfold, and Milo Ventimiglia. Through my books, I am proudly creating new Avenged Sevenfold and Milo Ventimiglia fans one reader at a time.

I absolutely love interacting with readers and invite you to contact me any time via email:

“The best part of being an author, to me, is being able to take the reader to that one place they long to go when they need to escape reality. Knowing I can do that, for even one reader, makes what I do worthwhile.” ~ Anne Mercier

Hugs and love,
Anne xoxo

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Release Blitz: Forbid Me by M. Robinson


It was only a matter of time until the truth came out.
I never thought it would come to this…
I tried, God knows I tried to stay away from her but eventually I crossed that line and broke that trust. I could no longer go back and I sure as fuck didn’t regret a single moment of it. I knew there would be hell to pay, I knew the wrath I’d be facing but I would willingly take the burns and scars just to have the love of my best friend's sister.
If there is one person I’d willingly go to hell and back for it was…

Lillian Ryder

Standalone within a series. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Strong language and sexual content, not intended for readers under 18.

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“Is that right?” I replied arrogantly, centimeters from her lips. “I don’t know you? Really? What part don’t I know? Maybe I don’t know the way you move your hair to cover the side of your face when you’re nervous. Or maybe I don’t know how you bite your bottom lip when you’re deep into your strings. Or do you mean that I don’t know the way you freak out if it’s too dark in a room and you won’t walk in? Or maybe I don’t know that you bite your fingernails when you think no one is looking. Oh wait, here’s a good one. I don't know that you're trembling in your skin right now. I don’t know that your heart is beating a million miles a minute, your hands are clammy, and you can’t swallow. How there are hundreds of thoughts going through your mind, but the top one being how bad you want me to kiss you. How bad you want me to fuck you. How bad you want me to claim every fucking inch of your perfect body,” I paused to let my words sink in, and her flushed complexion gave away that everything I was saying was true.
“You’re right. I don’t know you. I don’t see your gorgeous smile in my sleep. I don’t hear that ridiculous giggle you have when I’m away from you. I don’t see those dark brown eyes every time I close mine.” I leaned in a little closer so she could feel my breath against her lips. “I don’t stroke my cock to the memory of your sweet pussy pulsating down my shaft and the taste of your come dripping down my chin.”

Best Selling Author M. Robinson loves to read. She favors anything that has angst, romance, triangles, cheating, love, and of course sex! She has been reading since the Babysitters Club and R.L. Stein.

She was born in New Jersey but was raised in Tampa Fl. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D in psychology, with two years left.

She is married to an amazing man who she loves to pieces. They have two German Shepherd mixes and a Tabby cat.  



Saturday, November 21, 2015

Review + Giveaway: Emeralds by K.A. Linde

Walking away from him was easy.

The first time at least.

Then he shows up late one night at Trihn’s ballet company, and all bets are off. Trihn knows that she should be careful. But when it comes to Preston Whitehall, she throws all her carefully constructed reasons for not dating out the window.

He’s cunning, charming, and hot as sin. And he knows exactly how to use those qualities to get what he wants. Soon, Trihn is dragged deeper and deeper into his rapidly intensifying whirlwind.

But where a storm is brewing…destruction and devastation follow.

Find out how Trihn goes from prodigy to party girl in this sexy full-length prequel to Platinum in the USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde's All That Glitters series.


Let's start with this... If you haven't read anything from K.A. Linde yet, shame on you! This girl knows how to bring on all the feels. All. The. Feels! Never a shortage of drama, romance, and unforgettable moments-- and she brings all that and more yet again Emeralds.

For those of you who aren't up to speed with the All That Glitters series, we first met Trihn in Gold. I was immediately intrigued by this girl because she was into the party scene, but seemed to be in her head a lot-- if that makes sense. Sometimes she seemed, sad and maybe a little defeated at times. As I continued to read, I had this feeling that this artistic girl dressed like a badass kept things hidden. It was obvious there was a side to her that she doesn't let people see and Emeralds shows that side to her. 

When you read Emeralds you realize that there was a lot of things Trihn used to be. The kind of dreams and aspirations she had, and then, of course, she met a guy. You know when you have things all mapped out, planned and ready to go? Your future right there in front of you open to those plans?Well Trihn had all that, was ready for all that, and one single moment changed all that. This story is about who she was, who she is now, and the journey in between.

I'm sure you can read the All That Glitters books as standalones, but I suggest reading them all in order-- get the full experience. This series and these characters are not something you want to miss out on!

1. Emeralds is primarily set in New York City. I went there for a weekend to do research for this book, and all of the places they go to (even if not specifically named) are real!
2. Trihn is a ballerina at a dance studio in the city. Name changed from what it is in real life, but based off of the New York City ballet.
3. I danced all forms of dance growing up and recently took up pole dancing. These are all centered around Trihn as she is a very accomplished dancer. All the moves she does in ballet or otherwise are real choreographed steps!
4. This is the first book I've ever written in romance where the main character has an older sister.
5. Trihn is basically the polar opposite of Bryna, the main character from Diamonds and Gold. She was really fun and difficult to write, because she is incredibly nuanced and has a personality that compartmentalizes her feelings and relationships depending on who she is with. I think that's why Bryna and Trihn work as friends. Bryna holds Trihn up, and Trihn holds Bryna back. You'll get to know Trihn so much more in this book and come to love her!

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USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde has written the Avoiding series and the Record series as well as the new adult novels Following Me and Take Me for Granted. She grew up as a military brat traveling the United States and Australia. While studying political science and philosophy at the University of Georgia, she founded the Georgia Dance Team, which she still coaches. Post-graduation, she served as the campus campaign director for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An avid traveler, reader, and bargain hunter, K.A. lives in Athens, Georgia, with her husband and two puppies, Riker and Lucy.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Text Convo + Giveaway: Long Way Down by Krista & Becca Ritchie

Series: Calloway Sisters #4

Pub Date: November 20th, 2015

Amazon: Purchase links not available until November 20th


With a seven-year age difference, Ryke & Daisy have faced an uphill battle in the eyes of the world and

their families. Known as the most adventurous, fast-paced couple — their next step has always been

elusive to the rabid media.

Behind the scenes, heartbreaking troubles continue to test Ryke & Daisy’s resilience and shape their

future together.

They promise:

To never slow down.

To never compromise who they are.

To never abandon their love for each other.

But preserving their happiness also means adding more risks. Ones that Connor Cobalt wouldn’t even

take. As a professional free-solo climber, Ryke is no stranger to risk, but his next step with Daisy wagers

more than just his health.

With their lives on the line, Ryke & Daisy head towards the vast, wild unknown in this epic final

conclusion to the Addicted series.


Ryke Meadows is the male protagonist of Long Way Down. He’s the adventurous, pushy, loud-mouthed

one of the group that constantly drops the “f” word into every conversation. So be warned. There will

be some fucks. Here are some of his more interesting texts:


Krista & Becca Ritchie are New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors and identical twins—one

a science nerd, the other a comic book geek—but with their shared passion for writing, they combined

their mental powers as kids and have never stopped telling stories. Now in their early twenties, they write

about other twenty-somethings navigating through life, college, and romance. They love superheroes,

flawed characters, and soul mate love.


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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Review: The Play by Karina Halle

A troubled Scottish rugby player who doesn't play by the rules.
A vivacious man-eater who's given up on love.
When it comes to Lachlan and Kayla, opposites don't just attract - they explode.

Kayla Moore has always been comfortable with her feisty, maneating reputation. At least it was fine until she hit her thirties and saw her best friends Stephanie and Nicola settle down with Linden and Bram McGregor, leaving Kayla to be the odd one out. Tired of being the third wheel with nothing but one-night stands and dead-end dates in San Francisco, Kayla decides to take a vow of celibacy and put men on the backburner.

That is until she lays her eyes on Linden and Bram’s cousin, hot Scot Lachlan McGregor. Lachlan is her sexual fantasy come to life – tall, tatted, and built like a Mack truck. With a steely gaze and successful rugby career back in Edinburgh, he’s the kind of man that makes her want to throw her vow right out the window. But Lachlan’s quiet and intense demeanor makes him a hard man to get to know, let alone get close to.

It isn’t until the two of them are thrown together one long, unforgettable night that Kayla realizes there is so much more to this brooding macho man than what meets the eye. But even with sparks flying between the two, Lachlan can’t stay in America forever. Now, Kayla has to decide whether to uproot her whole life and chance it all on someone she barely knows or risk getting burned once again.
Sometimes love is a game that just needs to be played.


When an author has quite a few books under their belt, I've noticed that some of their characters start to blend together, BUT this is not the case with Karina Halle. There is nothing more frustrating (as a reader) to love an author, but slowly watch their plots and characters get boring and repetitive, but Karina seems to take each book, each series, and reinvents them all from top to bottom-- from settings, personality quirks, overall message of the story, etc-- and THE PLAY was yet another new, exciting, gut-wrenching, heart-rending, puppy loving story.

I'm not a fan of spoilers, so I'll keep this as short and sweet (and helpful) as I can...

Lachlan is a rugby playing beast of a man with a freaking heart of gold (and the accent doesn't hurt). Like most complex men in my fiction fantasies, Lachlan has had a shady and tormenting past that has shaped him into the quiet, brooding, charitable man he is today. Poor Lachlan didn't stand a chance when he met the beautifully vivacious Kayla-- who is a bit lost in her world as well and have briefly met in THE PACT and THE OFFER. I think both were just floating through life, trying to find something to truly shake them up and then ground them. THE PLAY takes you on a journey through the shake up and grounding as individuals and as a couple. Through the dark and twisty shadows of their pasts, their fears, and finally through the bright spots of finding their purpose in life, standing on their own two feet and together as a unit.

Adorable dogs, some cameos from our favorites from THE PACT and THE OFFER, and men in kilts... are just some bonuses to an already all around captivating story of personal growth with some seriously sexy scenes!

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Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of Where Sea Meets Sky, Racing the Sun, The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Dirty Angels and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.
Halle is represented by the Waxman Leavell Agency and is both self-published and published by Atria Books/Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.

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