Today we are celebrating the release of the DARE TO RUN cover! DARE TO RUN is a gritty, super sexy, adult title coming out on February 2, 2016 from Jen McLaughlin and published by Penguin (NAL Signet). To celebrate, we are having a scavenger hunt! There are 8 clues scattered around groups of bloggers hosting this feature. All you have to do is find all 8 clues and figure out the scrambled word.
To make it easy for you, we will tell you where you can find Clue #1.
The New York times bestselling author of the Out of Line Novels takes readers to Boston where one gang of criminals knows how being bad can be so good…
She knows what he’s like on Boston’s mean streets. Now she’s going to find out if he’s got some heart.
Lucas Donahue is not ashamed of his criminal past, but after a brief stint in prison, he’s ready to go legit and live a normal life. The problem is, no one leaves the gang without permission—even if he is one of the boss’s top men. Plus someone’s placed a hit on him. And then there’s that feisty little bartender who’s going to cause him even more trouble.
Heidi Greene knows to keep her distance from a ladies’ man like Lucas—even if she can’t keep her eyes off him. When he rescues her from an attack in the alley outside her bar, she’s forced to stay by his side for safety. But the longer she spends time with him, the greater her chances are for getting hurt in more ways than one.
Jen 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.
Imagine a world where your destiny has already been decided...by your
It's Callie’s seventeenth birthday and, like everyone else, she's eagerly
awaiting her vision―a memory sent back in time to sculpt each citizen into the
person they're meant to be. A world-class swimmer. A renowned scientist.
Or in Callie's case, a criminal.
In her vision, she sees herself murdering her gifted younger sister. Before she
can process what it means, Callie is arrested and placed in Limbo―a prison for
those destined to break the law. With the help of her childhood crush, Logan, a
boy she hasn’t spoken to in five years, she escapes the hellish prison.
But on the run from her future, as well as the government, Callie sets in
motion a chain of events that she hopes will change her fate. If not, she must
figure out how to protect her sister from the biggest threat of all—Callie,
About the Author When my first-grade teacher asked me what
I wanted to be when I grew up, I replied, “An author.” Although
I have pursued other interests over the years, this dream has never
I graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude,
with an A.B. in English Literature and Language. I received my J.D.
at Yale Law School, where I was an editor of the YALE LAW JOURNAL.
I published an article in the YALE LAW JOURNAL, entitled, “How Judges
Overrule: Speech Act Theory and the Doctrine of Stare Decisis,” and received
the Barry S. Kaplan Prize for best paper in Law and Literature.
We are so excited for this Cover Reveal (and the book!) for Alyssa Rose Ivy's LUST!! LUST is a New Adult Paranormal Romance releasing July 16, 2015 and the second novel in her The Allure Chronicles Series!
After years of searching Daisy and Owen have finally found each other, only to face the threat of being forced apart. If they are unable to stop Daisy from becoming an Allure, she will forever lose the ability to love.
Desperate to stop the change before time runs out, they must decide what price they are willing to pay to save their love.
And don't miss LURE, the first book in The Allure Chronicles and SEDUCTION'S KISS, a prequel novella:
About LURE:There's danger in the beauty...
Two years, six months, and twenty-five days. That's how long it had been since I'd seen my winged hero— not that I'd been counting. I'd suffered through years of counseling just to convince my friends and family that I wasn't crazy and knew he didn't exist.
But he did. And I was done waiting.
Days after college graduation I headed back down to New Orleans to retrace my steps and find Owen again only to find my life was about to get even crazier... thanks to the most beautiful and dangerous of all paranormal creatures, the Allures.
About SEDUCTION’S KISS:
*Prequel novella to Lure (The Allure Chronicles #1)*
Never agree to a road trip to New Orleans with your roommate. At least not when your roommate is dragging you along while she reconnects with an ex-boyfriend. Possible consequences of failing to take my advice:
1) Unknowingly going out with a vampire stripper
2) Getting kidnapped by said vampire's nest mates
3) Falling head over heels for your winged hero
Believe it or not number 3 is the worst one, especially when no one believes you that he exists.
Alyssa Rose Ivy Bio:
Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.
We’re having a cover reveal for Right Next Door by A.J. Pryor!! I absolutely love this cover and book, and I can’t wait to share with you!! So without further ado.
Title: Right Next Door
Author: AJ Pryor
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Day: June 30th
About Right Next Door:
My fiancé is officially a married man. The only problem is that he isn’t married to me. . .
Addison Peacock has been stuck in the same seaside town her entire life. When her college boyfriend proposes the night before graduation, she can finally see the future she’d always dreamt about. But the sudden illness of her father causes her to put that future on hold, and her soon-to-be husband leaves, with nothing but a promise that one day he’ll return.
Now, five years later, he’s kept that promise. There’s only one problem . . . he’s already married. Crushed twice by the same man, Addison needs a distraction, someone to get her back on her feet and mend her broken heart. As luck would have it, Damian Walker has just moved in next door.
Having rebuilt his own life after a drunk driver stole his career, his heart . . . everything, Damian knows what it’s going to take to get Addison’s life back on track. But he’s not going to be anyone’s rebound. His life is complicated . . . there’s no room for one-night stands. Until Addison knows what she’s looking for, neighbors are all they’ll ever be.
One shared wall, two sun-kissed balconies, and a chance at love...a twist of fate. Could the possibility of a future be right next door?
The door flies open, slamming against the inside wall, and momentarily startling me. “What now!”
At first, I’m caught off guard by her irate greeting, but as she stands frozen in the doorway, her eyes grow wide in surprise, and a blush shadows her ivory face.
Damn. She’s beautiful.
I have to bite my lip to stifle a grin.
“I’m sorry. I thought you were somebody else.” Her tongue darts out and licks nervously at her lips. An intense desire to capture it between my teeth and slide it between my own lips spikes through me.
Leaning casually against her doorframe, I cross my arms over my chest. “I heard something crash. Is everything okay?”
Her shoulders drop slightly, and her hard eyes soften, meeting mine. “Yeah, everything’s fine. A friend made me angry, and I threw a vase at the wall.”
This time I can’t hide my amusement. “You either have a very short fuse or an asshole for a friend.”
The tension slips further from her shoulders, and she smiles at my remark. “It’s the latter.”
Shit, so maybe model dude is her boyfriend. What am I doing here? I don’t have time in my life for shit like this, but I also can’t seem to make my feet walk away.
“Well, I can promise I’m not an asshole, and I’m not doing anything tonight. Do you want to grab a drink?” She looks down at her watch and bites her bottom lip in contemplation, her hesitancy making me uneasy.
“Come on, Green Eyes, it’s only nine o’clock.” Pathetic, I’m begging a girl I should be running from to have a drink with me.
Those eyes instantly meet mine and are filled with a sudden shine that wasn’t there a minute ago.
“Do you want to come in and watch American Ninja Warrior with me?” The request comes so quickly I almost miss it. In fact, the only part I understood was that she wants me to come inside her place. Hell yeah, I’m coming inside. But first, I need to know what we’re doing because at this moment, what my dick hears is ‘coming inside’ and it has its own idea as to what that means.
Suddenly she’s laughing, and it’s awesome. Her entire face brightens, and her eyes twinkle like I’ve never seen. Her happiness is settling in my chest and making me grin at her like a damn schoolboy.
“You have no idea what I’m talking about do you?” Her laughter subsides and leaves her with a smile that is . . . stunning.
“No clue. Only that you asked me in, and yet, I’m still standing in your doorway.”
About the Author:
A.J. Pryor lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters. If not home writing, you can find her at the beach, the yoga studio or the soccer field with her girls. An avid reader of contemporary romance, new adult and young adult novels, her Kindle is always within reach. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Review: Little Things - Book #1 Second Chances - Madison Street - June 2014
Are you a fan of the gritty New Adult stories ? The ones that feature family abuse ? Ones that despite the hardness , have a little light shining at the end of the tunnel and a story that will prove that often it's the Little Things in life that count and not the big gestures or dramatics that others view as important.
In Little Things by Madison Street , we meet Raya who is seventeen and has just moved into the neighbourhood with her mum and stepdad Craig. Now Craig as we learn in the book is a bully and one of those nice guys outside the house but in the house , that's a whole different ballgame. Raya can't wait till she's eighteen and has been saving up , so that her mum and her can disappear for good and escape the daily torment.
Duke is the guy everyone wants and the thing is he is already taken by Melanie who is the girl everyone wants, the thing is though that Melanie isn't the mean girl popular type that we are all used too , deep down she is actually a genuine nice girl which made me feel sorry for Melanie's character and what happens in the novel as she was sweet and a good person. Over the novel, we will read as Duke's and Raya's feelings are conflicted as they are meant to be together but have lots of obstacles standing in their way - a bit like Zoe Hart and George Tucker on Hart of Dixie.
Tragedy will strike though before Raya can escape and she will find herself thrown into a world of slavery and trafficking as her evil stepfather has decided to up the ante. Duke still loving her will not give up though until he finds her and as the weeks, months and years pass we still admire Duke's tenacity that he will not give up until she is found as her knows something just isn't right.
This was a gritty yet powerful novel of love and second chances in life and readers it does touch on some issues - so if you aren't comfortable reading about abuse etc then this is not the book for you.
After reading this book , I am now looking forward to reading the next installment from Madison Street.
Genre: F/F Romance With one revelation, her world will shift forever. Rebecca has everything she ever dreamed of in life: a family, a beautiful home and good friends. When Callie moves into the house across the street, Rebecca is quick to welcome the young writer into the tightly-knit community of Autumn Leaves. She has no idea that Callie will confront her with a truth about herself she might not be ready to face. All Callie wanted was to flee the big city and finish her latest book in peace, but life in the small town comes with unexpected temptation and danger. ~Excerpt~ “Let’s see, you bring me food and booze. You’ve known me for five minutes and still haven’t said I talk too much, and you’re fixing my faucet? You’re already my favorite neighbor.” You could be mine, Rebecca thought, pleased. She set down her cup and got up. “All right, I need to get Maggie from practice in a little while, so I better get started.” She discarded the cardigan and hung it over a chair, stepped out of her pumps and put them underneath. The black T-shirt she wore and the slacks were fine for this kind of work. She could come up with a verdict quickly. “I think it’s just the mounting nut under the sink that needs to be tightened.” “Um…” Callie didn’t seem to know what to make of that piece of information. “Whatever you say.” “Don’t worry, it’s nothing serious. Cole’s prices are outrageous anyway. So what do you do?” Rebecca asked, still half-buried under the sink. “I write,” Callie said. “What kind of things?”
“Lesbian erotica.” “Ow!” Getting upright, Rebecca promptly hit her head. Callie had some kind of humor. A good thing Betty wasn’t here or the story would have easily topped the no-name-Hollywood-actress one. “You want me to work on your pipes and not mess up the job, don’t say things like that.” “Why? It’s true.” Rebecca came out from under her temporary workplace to look at her neighbor skeptically. “There’s a market for that? Really?” “I can afford to keep this house, if that’s what you meant.” Callie’s tone was somewhat guarded now. “Sure. Whatever.” There was an indiscreet question on the tip of her tongue, and Rebecca thought she’d better finish here before it slipped out. “I write all kinds of things.” Callie sighed. “This is just one section, you know. If you want to ask, just ask me already.” “None of my business. The faucet should be okay now.” “Thanks.” “You’re welcome.” Rebecca let the water run for a moment, then turned it off, satisfied that there was no more noisy dripping. “I’m sorry,” she said after a moment of hesitation. “It’s your life. I didn’t mean to judge.” “Well,” Callie said somberly, “sometimes, when people say I talk too much, I suppose they’re right.” “No, they’re not. I asked. If you want some advice, though, don’t tell everybody. News travels fast in a small community.” Realizing what she’d just said Rebecca shook her head. “Now listen to me. You’ve been here for a day and I’m already scaring you off. I’m sorry.” “No harm done. I appreciate the warning. Besides, I write children’s books too. Oh, and, Rebecca…?” Her hand already on the door handle, Rebecca turned around. “Feel free to come over whenever you like. I’ll be here most of the time, writing, and I love distractions.” Rebecca felt ridiculously relieved that Callie didn’t begrudge her the earlier misunderstanding. “I’ll remember that,” she said. “Don’t forget to call off the plumber.” Amazon Buy Link ~About the Author~ A psychologist/trauma counselor by training, Barbara Winkes left her native Germany to live with her wife in Québec City. Telling stories has always been her passion. She loves to write suspense and romance with female protagonists who try to solve the puzzle of their love life, a murder case, or sometimes, both. Author Links: BlogTwitter FacebookPintrestGoodreads Eternal Press ~Giveaway~
Barbara is giving away an eBook of Autumn leaves during here tour.
For a chance to win please fill out the rafflecopter below.
"A new must-read series
from Violet Duke. Not only will you fall in love with the characters, you'll
fall in love with romance." --New York Times Bestselling Author Kathleen
Cactus Creek's most romantic
eligible bachelor, new-to-town and new-to-singlehood chocolatier Luke Bradford
believes in old school romance, fighting wars waged over love, and deploying
his dimples whenever an impossible-to-resist woman instigates it. But for once, he's trying not to platter up
his heart to get stomped on. Luckily, he
has a brand new hobby to keep him from falling:
...driving the addictively
easy to incite beer-brewing beauty next door crazy.
Cactus Creek's feisty
brewmaster and town sweetheart Dani Dobson cannot believe how well that
maddeningly charming man next door with all his chocolate-covered romantic
idealism--the kind her heart has been shattered by before--can push all her
buttons. If she's not careful, he'll
sneak right past all her defenses.
Luckily, she has her go-to hobby to keep her mind off him:
...playing her own version of
cupid for everyone in town but herself.
When Dani and Luke's
inexplicable chemistry escalates their ensuing chocolate and beer feud into so
much more, old wounds and new demons surface to bring them face-to-face with
exactly what they've been protecting themselves from:
...the kind of love that can
break their hearts all over again.
swoon-worthy romance!" -- New York Times Bestselling Author Erin Nicholas
From the author of the New
York Times bestselling Can't Resist series, comes a fan-requested surprise
addition to the USA Today bestselling Cactus Creek series.
She’s the Self-Proclaimed
Wicked ‘Witch’ of the West
Fiercely independent single
mom Quinn Christiansen is used to flying solo. She’s been raising her young son
and figuring out how to pay his pediatric hospital bills on her own for years
now. And truth is, Quinn loves the notorious reputation she’s already gained in
town of having a heart too hard for any man to break. Because it is. Two carats
too hard, to be exact. Courtesy of the two-carat heirloom she’d had to barter
to cover her ex’s debts when he took off after she got pregnant. The day she’d
promised herself never again.
So color her pissed when the
universe goes and decides to make the one man in Cactus Creek not afraid of her
natural ball-busting charm another gambling musician. A ridiculously handsome,
wickedly gruff and gritty, pushy one at that.
He’s Everything She’s Sure
She Can’t Possibly Want
Rylan Grey isn’t used to
getting a woman so worked up…well, not in a bad way, at least. But somehow, his
mere existence seems to annoy the guarded and gorgeous Quinn to no end.
Surprising, really. A dirt-and-jeans landscaper by day with a regular gig to
perform for a packed house by night, Rylan considers himself a decent guy.
Sure, he’s made some gambles to get to where he’s at, but they were all of the
life variety, with risks as important as the rewards, fate betting as the
house, and not a single dollar in play.
While Rylan never wagers
anything he’s not willing to lose—namely his heart—he’s more than ready to ante
up once he sees past Quinn’s icy defenses. Quick as a firecracker, loyal to a
fault, and sweet when no one’s looking, she could be his riskiest gamble yet.
guaranteed to make you laugh and cry before you finish the last page." --
New York Times Bestselling Author Sawyer Bennett
He's a better fighter...but
she has all the weapons.
After his combat injuries
retire him from the military career he wasn't ready to give up, battle-scarred
Hudson Reyes now spends his new life as a movie industry fight scene and
weapons specialist simply doing what he knows best: surviving.
Until he meets her. The one
woman who makes him want to live again.
An antique arms authenticator
with a lifetime of martial arts training, Liana Lin has made a living turning
the demons of her past into the passions that fuel, and fill, her life. She's a
scrappy little thing. A sweet, angel-faced wrecking ball to his good intentions
capable of making him laugh, and turning him inside out. Hell's bells, watching
her execute that wicked roundhouse kick of hers shouldn't be a
turn-on--especially not when his head is the receiving target--but hot damn, it
is. She's a fiery, unpredictable paradox who wears her heart on her sleeve,
despite the wounds he knows she has hidden as deeply as he hides his own.
Even though she's everything
he's told himself he can't have, Hudson can't help but want her. Sure as sin,
if one woman could sneak past the barbed wires he's wrapped around his heart,
it'd be Lia.
Now if only they could stop
sparring long enough to find out...
Isaac McKnight has had enough
loss in his life to know never to take anything for granted. So when the
perfectly-imperfect-woman-for-him puts an end to their relationship out of the
blue, it's Isaac that makes sure they remain friends. Now a year later, whether
it's at his gym or her brewpub, or the dog park they visit every
weekend--though neither of them own a dog--he and Xoey are steadily getting
sucked deeper into buddy-zone galaxy, with its dangerous proximity to
watch-me-settle-down-with-someone-else abyss. It's a reality he's resigned
himself to. That is...until one drunken confession changes everything.
But she's looking for the
For Xoey Montenegro, history
has taught her that sometimes, it's Prince Charming who vanishes without a
trace. And fairytale love? Highly overrated. Heck, give her a real and perfect
'oh' over that fantasy any day. So as far as rock-solid tequila-fueled plans
for her love life go, coming up with a match-finding formula based on the
qualities of the men responsible for her three most epic ohs seems brilliant.
Except for the fact that one-third of her genius little man-quation is all
about her friend Isaac. Actually, more than a third if Xoey were being honest
with herself--which she's not. Because full honesty would require thinking not
just about how perfect Isaac really is, but also about how perfect the fourth
epic oh she's kept buried deep in her past once was.
An easy enough thing to keep
ignoring...until her past isn't past tense anymore.
NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling author Violet Duke is a
former professor of English Education who is ecstatic to now be on the other
side of the page writing wickedly fun contemporary romance novels. Her NYT and
USA Today bestselling books have been Top 10 bestsellers across the major
eretailers both in the US and internationally. When she's not writing or
feeding her book-a-day reading addiction, Violet enjoys tackling reno projects
with her power tools, trying pretty much anything without reading the
directions first, and cooking 'special edition' dishes that laugh in the face
of recipes. A born and raised island girl, she spends her days getting into
creatively fun trouble in Hawai'i alongside her two cute kids (daughter Violet
&son Duke) and similarly adorable husband.