Review: The Phoenix Campaign - Book #2 Grace Colton Series - Heidi Joy Tretheway - April 2015
After the little photo scandal that the Darrows concocted , Grace Colton is back on top and running alongside Shep on the presidency campaign with her behind the scenes boyfriend Jared as her campaign manager. What will happen though when Grace discovers that her whole political aspirations may very well be flushed down the toilet when she discovers that she is pregnant with Jared's baby. This could be the worse time for her to get pregnant, right in the middle of a campaign she has spent the last seven years building up to and having everyone rely on her and having a baby when she doesn't even know if Jared wants a family or the commitment. It seems though that this campaign, will push everyone to their limit when family secrets are leaked , people are pushed and prodded to their limits and all those skeletons that everyone had thought were locked away tight in their closets have been unleashed. In The Phoenix Campaign race , it really is every man and woman for themselves as only one set can be chosen to rule. As far as Politics come , when reading about them you don't want the book to be boring and Heidi Joy Trethaway's series is anything but . So readers, if you love contemporary romances , politics and a bit of grit and getting down and dirty then Heidi Joy Trethaway's series "The Phoenix Campaign" is for you.
Voices by R.E. Rowe (The Reincarnation Series, #1) Publication date: February 27th 2015 Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
In a small town in Arkansas, two lives that seemingly have nothing in
common will converge and change each other forever. A brilliant but
tormented street artist and an ex-track star whose career was cut short
by a heart condition. Aimee DeLuca had a promising athletic career before her heart gave
out during a high school track and field contest. Aimee struggles to
find her way after spending time with a deceased grandmother during a
near death experience. Reizo Rush is a street artist whose torment fuels
his desire to add color to the gray walls of the city. But Reizo’s
tagging and the two voices only he hears land him in perpetual trouble
with both his teachers and the law. During a chance encounter, the two quickly find out they have much
more in common than love. When they stumble upon a century-old storm
cellar hidden underground on Aimee’s uncle’s ranch, they unearth a
cellar full of artifacts and a hundred-year-old Will. Once the news of
the discovery leaks out, a drug-dealing teen and a mysterious soul named
General are determined to bury the truth along with anyone who gets in
Rick isn't dreaming, you'll find him trying to discover why, figuring
out how, uncovering ancient mysteries, writing a crazy fun middle-grade
or young adult novel, inventing something seriously cool, or learning
something new. He enjoys participating in science camps, writing
conferences and talking to groups about creative topics such as the
process of inventing, building worlds for science fiction and fantasy
stories, and the importance of dreaming big.
Rick is a lifelong
inventor and a named inventor on over one hundred patents. He has
degrees in Avionics Systems Technology, Computer Science and an MBA from
Florida Institute of Technology. His experience includes a wide range
of engineering, technology development and management roles ranging from
aerospace systems to gaming systems. He is a proud member of the
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), the Delta
Mu Delta Honor Society, and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Author links: http://www.rickrowe.com
Death and sex on two legs ... BRANDO is coming for you.
Dark, brooding, and one hell of an asshole, Brando walks through life taking what he wants—and who he wants, whether they like it or not. And he wants Ivy, the second in command of the Vipers—a team of female assassins.
Having been owned before, Ivy tries to resist Brando, who is just as deviant as her former master—a notorious human trafficker called the Black Russian. But after discovering Brando’s devastating past, she sets out to get to know the real man behind the beautiful face: a tortured soul with secrets to die for.
NATIONALITY AND CULTURAL CONNECTIONS: I'm a true blue Aucklander, born and bred in New Zealand. I tend to write about cultures I have connections to, such as Croatian and Maori. I would love to visit Croatia again as I have family there. However, in My Masters' Nightmare, I have started writing about Italians. My husband is part Italian and I also have a degree in Italian.
SPORTS: As a teen my favorite sports were karate, badminton, and running. I also did unarmed combat and played in a touch rugby team (my gym teacher made me do the last one!) Now, I stick to coaching soccer and running. I have completed two marathons, numerous half-marathons and one 30K run.
CAREER PATH: I started off as a Graphic Designer, then went to Auckland University, where I got a BA degree in Art History and Italian Studies and a post-graduate Honors degree in Art History. I worked in the Art History field, then became a full-time artist, doing commissions. I eventually lost all of my senses and gave it up to be a poor, starving writer, smh.
FAVORITE FOODS: I'm vegetarian. I love pasta based foods, tofu, chocolate mousse and golden queen peaches.
BAD HABITS: I'm a major procrastinator that can't seem to earn money to save myself!
STATUS: Married to my high school sweetheart (which he hates me calling him). We have two kids.
Title: Devious Minds
Author: K.F. Germaine
Release Date: April 23
Book Tour: April 27 - May 8
Genre: New Adult Comedy
Hosted by: SBB Promotions
A New Adult Comedy
When Sydney Porter transfers to Northern University, she’s ready to put her past behind her. Landing a job on campus as an irreverent radio personality, she uses the anonymity to air all the campus dirty laundry—earning the infamous Sunday Lane more than a few enemies. But her true passion is spinning records, even if Drunk Earl is her biggest fan.
Sydney’s junior year kicks off with the promise to be amazing. Or at least it does until Gray Peters, hotshot quarterback, unexpectedly reenters the scene. His presence threatens to destroy everything she has going, as well as resurrecting a night Sydney never wants to remember or repeat. She’d run away like a coward, but this time she's determined to stay and fight.
A twisted battle of wit and trickery ensues, with one common goal—vengeance. Sydney and Gray set out to make each other miserable. But misery loves company, and soon, walls are destroyed and truths are revealed that could change their future forever.
*** Due to mature sexual situations and language, this author recommends an 18+ reader ***
I added another track, exploding the speaker with a fast beat, and danced around until I felt a pair of hands run up the sides of my thighs, slow and easy.
“What are you doing?” I yelled up at Peters. He was standing directly behind me and the top of my head landed just below his chin. His answer was to pull my backside into his hips.
“I’m dancing, Sinister.” He groaned into the back of my neck. “This is what you wanted, right? No inhibitions. I’m your bitch tonight, right? We can start flinging knives in the morning.”
I let out a cracked laugh, not quite understanding this one-eighty in his personality. “You don’t bring a knife to a gun fight, Peters, but if you’re referencing your dick, I’d be shocked to receive a paper cut.”
He pressed even farther into me as I continued to mix.
Looking back on this now, I should have just elbowed him in the stomach and tripped him off the edge of the balcony, but I was drunk. Elated by the dancing crowd. Everything about this place screamed sex—the people, the lighting, the sweat dripping off bodies, and his husky breathing against my ear breaking down my protective dome. I tried to muster the strength to stop him, but with my mind half altered, my body took over completely.
As if he knew I was struggling, he gently lifted the back of my damp hair and planted his lips on my neck. His tongue swept across my skin, and he softly moaned over my fret board. I released a sharp breath into the microphone, and he laughed against the back of my ear.
“What… are… you—”
Before I could finish my pathetic plea to end this, his hands slid over my front, gliding down my stomach and stopping just before the waistband of my underwear.
“Peters,” I rasped.
His hand rolled over my shirt, and he pulled it deep between my legs. I let out a breathy groan into the microphone and tipped back my head until it rested against his shoulder. Peters dragged his tongue up the inside of my neck like I was a Popsicle—his favorite flavor—long and flat. He pulled my sweat into his mouth.
When the music rose to a sharp crescendo, so did my panting, right into the mic. It was hard to believe this six-foot-two behemoth could deliver such a delicate touch, but I didn’t have to turn around to know it was him. My body had a memory of its own.
KF Germaine is a Pacific Northwest native and part-time author. Besides reading too late into the night (4 AM is still considered night, right?), KF has several life pleasures which she won’t list because, well, it begins to read like an Oscar-winner acceptance speech and no one wants to hear about her hairdresser. Instead, KF believes one's secret enjoyments are more telling. So to name a few: Circus Peanuts candy, watching country music videos on mute, and awkward/borderline-inappropriate conversations with grocery clerks.
When Krista catches her boss doing the unthinkable, the only
thing she can do is run. Straight into the arms of the eye-candy she’s
been trying not to flirt with on her lunch break. But whose side is he
Ryan’s security firm is having a hard time getting off the
ground, and this may be just the job to help the company out. But
pseudo-bounty hunter isn’t really what Pierce Securities is trying to get a
name for. When he finds out their target is the classy lady from the
park, all of Ryan’s senses go on high alert. What do these men want with
Krista is forced into Ryan’s sanctuary in the woods, where she
realizes just how wild he is, but she doesn’t want to tame him. He may
feel his methods of protection endangered her, but without Krista in his life,
Ryan is crazed.
This is book #1 in the
Pierce Securities, a Romantic Suspense series by Anne Conley, author of the
Stories of Serendipity and The Four Winds.
“I packed some for you.” He grinned at her outraged expression.
“You had clothes for me and let me parade around in that blanket all day?”
Flabbergasted, she watched heat creep into his face as he ducked his head, his grin turning sheepish. “A guy can hope.”
“Hope for what?” Heart pounding, she saw the evidence of his attraction as he avoided her gaze. Was he actually as attracted to her as she was to him? Why all the avoidance then? It would certainly make their time together pass faster. At least less awkwardly. “Hope for what, Ryan?”
He looked up at her, the flush in his face making his complexion look ruddy. Hot as hell. She couldn’t stop herself. Krista had never thrown herself at a man the way she was compelled to do with Ryan, but the way he looked at her—like he could devour her any second—made any semblance of decorum fly out the window… er… shelter.
Licking her lips, she watched as Ryan froze, every muscle in his body tensing up. There wasn’t much space between them, but she closed it as she crawled into his lap, feeling a devilish grin on her face. She could feel his arousal press against her core, and she automatically ground against it, eliciting a moan from him.
She’d never been this way with a man before. His hands came up to grip her hips, as if to stop her, but his eyes told her to keep going. He looked helpless to stop his desires and seemed on the verge of giving in to them.
“Hope for what, Ryan?” she repeated in a whisper before leaning forward. She knew he wanted this almost as badly as she did.
“Don’t…” he breathed at her, leaning his forehead against hers.
Her pussy was so hot and wet; she couldn’t believe he was stopping. He was hard and ready. She rocked against him to illustrate.
“Don’t what? You want this, don’t you?” A shot of sobering indecisiveness rankled her. “Or is this all one-sided?” She backpedaled, crawling out of his lap and onto her pile of leaves.
“Fuck,” Ryan muttered under his breath. “Of course I want it, Krista. Like nothing I’ve ever wanted before.” His voice was hoarse and gritty. He adjusted the bulge in his pants, but didn’t come any closer, and Krista felt the sting of rejection all over again. “You’re fucking beautiful. And classy. And perfect.” He let out a whoosh of air she felt across the shelter. “But I know that if we do anything, I’ll want to spend every day buried inside that sweet pussy and I won’t be able to protect you with a distraction like that.” He stood, ducking in the low-ceilinged structure. “I need to protect you.” Without another word, he stalked out of the structure, into the rain.
Krista shivered in the sudden cold of the shelter. The temperature hadn’t dropped physically, but the absence of Ryan left a definite chill against her heated skin. What the fuck had just happened? She had no doubt he wanted her.
written her entire life and has the boxes of angst-filled journals and poetry
to prove it. She's been writing for public consumption for the last four years.
Currently she is writing three romance series. In Stories of Serendipity, she
explores real people living real lives in small town Texas in a contemporary
romance setting. In The Four Winds, she chronicles God's four closest
archangels, Uriel, Gabriel, Raphael, and Michael, falling in love and becoming
human. In Pierce Securities, she gives us Ryan, Evan, Miriam, Zack, Quinten,
and Simon. She lives in rural East Texas with her husband and children in her
own private oasis, where she prides herself in her complete lack of social
skills, choosing instead to live with the people inside her head.
This is my stop during the book blitz for Bound by Blood by Scott Springer. This book blitz is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 21 till 27 April, you can view the complete blitz schedule on the website of Lola’s Blog Tours. Bound by Blood by Scott Springer Genre: Romantic Suspense Age category: Adult Publisher: Anaiah Press Release Date: September 23, 2014
Blurb: Julia has accepted the Lord and is busy returning her life to order. She is not ready for love, especially when the new site foreman at work stirs up forgotten feelings. She knows a playboy when she sees one, but to Rick Mercado the attraction between them is surprisingly real. Other girls no longer interest him, and if she wants to play hard to get that's fine with him. Let the games begin! What he doesn't realize is that her dangerous secret is not a game. Julia's brother has returned from the street, strung out and in trouble with rival gangs. Loyalty to her brother draws Julia deeper into a world of drug deals and thugs. Rick doesn't understand why Julia won't simply go to the cops, especially once the bullets start flying. As Julia slips further into a world of violence, Rick realizes how easily his heart can be broken. His brain says to run, but his heart isn't listening. It may already be too late. BOUND BY BLOOD. Love and suspense, heartfelt moments and guns a blazing. What a killer combination!
You can find Bound by Blood on Goodreads You can buy Bound by Blood here: - Amazon - Barnes & Noble - Kobo - Smashwords You can watch the trailer for Bound by Blood on Youtube About the Author: Scott Springer spent his youth playing pretend and dreaming of being a writer. As an adult he worked as a carpenter before becoming a software developer. Having produced much, his two children remain his proudest accomplishment. His wife led him to the Lord, and he’s glad that she did. You can find and contact Scott here: - Website - Twitter - Goodreads There is a tour wide giveaway for the book blitz of Bound by Blood. These are the prizes you can win: - $10 B&N or iTunes giftcard (US only) For a chance to win, enter the rafflecopter below: a Rafflecopter giveaway