Saturday, January 30, 2016

VBT# Anatomy of a Player - Cindi Madsen

You know that movie with Kate Hudson and Matthew McCounaghey "How to Lose a guy in 10 days" ? That's what Anatomy of a Player by Cindi Madsen reminded me of as we meet Whitney Porter and Hudson Decker. Whitney dreams of being a journalist but apparently according to her Professor all she is good for is being a morning news announcer as she is blonde and looks ditzy, she wants the hard news though not the fluff pieces and definitely not a job reading off a revolving teleprompter. Hudson Decker is on the verge of failing and is a hockey player who thinks that he walks on water and needs something to distract him from his personal life. Whitney has been dumped one too many times as she tends to keep falling for athletes who just hump and dump her. In order to boost her journalistic skills , she applies for the school newspaper and gets the only role left as a sports reporter mainly reporting on the school's hockey team. As a side project she will expose the ultimate players by learning how they tick, what they want and all their dark and dirty secrets and who better to go for than Hudson Decker - the Bad Boy of Hockey . What Whitney doesn't realise though is that his friends have set him up on a bet that he can't get Whitney into bed and have her become another notch on his bedpost. So begins their "fake" relationship and courting as each one has their own agendas at play .  Of course, what will happen though when secrets are revealed and they both discover that they are actually falling in love with one another ? Can a Player be tamed and a Cynic Romantic be swayed ? 
Find out in Cindi Madsen's new read "Anatomy of a Player" which now finishing has me wanting to re-watch the film How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days as I own the DVD.


Release Day Blitz: Going For Two - Laura Chapman

Going for Two (Queen of the League, #2)

In honor of Going for Two’s release, I’m sharing some fun facts about the book and Queen of the League series.

I’m a plotter by nature. When I sit down to write a book, I usually have a scene-by-scene outline of the story ready to go to keep me on track. That doesn’t mean surprises can’t pop up along the way. One of those little surprises that came about during the writing process was this delicious dish created by Brook in Going for Two. Like Brook, this sandwich came to me in a dream, and I had to try it out (though I had the decency to do it during daylight hours). The result was a bit of heaven. And now I want one of these sandwiches.

I hope you will check out the other facts—view a complete listing of locations and dates on my website, www.laurachapmanbooks.com—and the series.

Thank you, Paula, for featuring Going for Two—and me—today. Enjoy!

About the Book
Harper Duquaine is back for another season of fantasy football! This time she’s a year wiser and prepared to dominate the league. But while she finally seems to have her fantasy life in order, reality proves more challenging.

Her plans to peacefully play house with her boyfriend come to a halt when the high school suddenly names Brook its head football coach. The promotion comes with more responsibility on the field and less time at home. It also unexpectedly means more work for Harper, who already has her hands full helping a friend pull off the perfect proposal (while dodging questions about when she and Brook are going to get hitched already). Plus, a new development at work could leave her—and half of the fantasy league—jobless.

With the complications of her career and being “Mrs. Coach” adding up, Harper wonders if she’s committed to the life she’s already building or if there is something else out there.

Find the Book
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B019BQXMSA
Barnes & Noble: TBA
Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/going-for-two
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28174616-going-for-two

And from January 20-29 you can get First & Goal, book one in the Queen of the League series, for only 99 cents.
Amazon: http://amzn.com/B0151ZBL0G
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/first-goal-laura-chapman/1122624183?ean=2940151152693
Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/first-goal-1

About the Author
Laura Chapman is the author of Going for Two, First & Goal, The Marrying Type, and Hard Hats and Doormats. Her work also appears in Merry & Bright, A Kind of Mad Courage, and the holiday collection All I Want For Christmas from Marching Ink. She loves Huskers and Packers football, Netflix marathons, and her cats, Jane and Bingley. Laura makes her home in Nebraska, where she is penning her next novel.

Connect with Laura
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/laurachapmanbooks
Twitter - https://twitter.com/lmchap
Instagram - https://instagram.com/lmchap614/
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/lmchap
Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7374940.Laura_Chapman
Blog - http://www.change-the-word.com/
Website - http://laurachapmanbooks.com/

VBT# He Will Be My Ruin - K.A Tucker

Best friends since they were 4 years old Maggie and Celine thought they knew everything about one another and that nothing could come between them , but one thing did - Money. You see Maggie is the daughter and sole heir to the Sparks Energy Fortune and Celine is the daughter of their former maid and nanny Rosa.  Maggie hated where the money came from and spent her life doing humanitarian work whereas Celine as readers are about to discover did other things for her money. Maggie has been given a phone call that Celine has committed suicide and rushes to her apartment, to start tidying up but as Maggie starts to meet Celine's friends and colleagues - one thing she has thought is odd is that it looks like Celine didn't kill herself but was in fact murdered. Now Maggie must put on her detective hat and head undercover and investigate Celine's life and find out who killed her and why ? As Maggie delves deeper into Celine's life , Maggie though will have to face some hard truths that maybe she didn't know her best friend Celine as well as she thought she did as secrets from Celine's past come to light and may help to catch her killer. Though as Maggie gets closer, who can she trust as lines and relationships start to blur ? Can Maggie get to the bottom of things and find out the truth about what really happened on Celine's last night on earth or will she find herself joining Celine in the afterlife ? 
I shall finish here by saying that readers, you will not find the ending coming and once you have read the last chapters you will be going OMG what just happened here. Reading the last few chapters gave me a shock as it was an unexpected twist to a great story.


Friday, January 29, 2016

Kiss of Fire Freebie Book Blitz with Rebecca Ethington.

Title: Kiss of Fire
Author: Rebecca Ethington
Genre: YA Paranormal
Hosted by: Lady Amber's Tours

Joclyn Despain has been marred by a brand on her skin. She doesn't know why the mark appeared on her neck, but she doesn't want anyone to see it, including her best friend Ryland, who knows everything else about her. The scar is the reason she hides herself behind baggy clothes, and won't let the idea of kissing Ryland enter her mind, no matter how much she wants to. The scar is the reason she is being hunted. If only she knew that she was. If only she had known that the cursed stone her estranged father sent for her 16th birthday would trigger a change in her. Now, she is being stalked by a tall blonde man, and is miraculously throwing her high school bully ten feet in the air. Joclyn attempts to find some answers and the courage to follow her heart. When Ryland finds her scar; only he knows what it means, and who will kill her because of it. 
Rebecca Ethington is an internationally bestselling author with almost 700,000 books sold. Her breakout debut, The Imdalind Series, has been featured on bestseller lists since its debut in 2012, reaching thousands of adoring fans worldwide and cited as "Interesting and Intense" by USA Today's Happily Ever After Blog. From writing horror to romance and creating every sort of magical creature in be-tween, Rebecca's imagination weaves vibrant worlds that transport readers into the pages of her books. Her writing has been described as fresh, original, and groundbreaking, with stories that bend genres and create fantastical worlds. Born and raised under the lights of a stage, Rebecca has written stories by the ghost light, told them in whispers in dark corridors, and never stopped creating within the pages of a notebook.
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1980 Release Day Blitz with Casey L Bond.

Title: 1980: You Shook Me All Night Long
Author: Casey L. Bond
Genre: 80’s New Adult
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

My name is Tina. I’m a freshman at USC, a good student and friend…
And I’m a victim.
Hot guys make my brain turn to mush. So, the fact that I was arrested then survived a massive earthquake only to be shackled to the fox next to me can all be overlooked, right?
Okay, so I was arrested before I met Luke. A tremor that caused a blackout at the LAPD precinct where we were being held. Although technically, I wasn’t shackled to him, I was handcuffed, but still. Any and all lapses in my usual—totally sane, I might add—judgments, are his fault. Totally.
I wouldn’t typically do the things I did. I’m no outlaw. I’m a college student.
1980: You Shook Me All Night Long is the first of ten contemporary romance, new adult, stand-alone stories set in the 1980s. Written by award-winning and bestselling authors, the novellas will be released each month January - October in 2016.
Award-winning author Casey L. Bond resides in Milton, West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. When she’s not busy being a domestic goddess and chasing her baby girls, she loves to write young adult and new adult fiction. You can find more information about Bond’s books via the following links: Website: www.authorcaseybond.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/authorcaseybond Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorCaseyBond
Buy Links: Amazon: http://amzn.to/1nShkY1

Review: What Would Lizzy Bennet Do ? - Katie Oliver

What Would Lizzy Bennet Do? (The Jane Austen Factor, #1)
Review: What Would Lizzy Bennet Do ? - Book #1 The Jane Austen Factor -Katie Oliver - January 2016

Growing up with the name Lizzy Bennet and living in the same town as a wealthy family called "The Darcy's" has to mean something doesn't it ? For Lizzy Bennet - the middle sister , for the past eight years she has been head over heels in love with Hugh Darcy - the older of the Darcy Boys. Lizzy is excited as she has recieved news that Hugh is finally coming home and what perfect timing to come home as currently a film set is using their property as a backdrop for a Pride and Prejudice remake. It seems fate is pointing in their direction. That is until Hugh comes home with a woman in tow - Holly James - his new fiancee and heiress to a range of Department Stores around England. Lizzy is devastated , but soon she puts on her "WWLD" hat and challenges Holly to several activities as she tries to prove to Hugh that she is his perfect match and not Holly. Meanwhile , Lizzy's younger sister Charlotte has a Hollywood crush on actor Ciaran Duncan who is playing Mr. Wickham and it seems that if Charlotte is not careful - this couple may play out the roles of Lydia and Mr. Wickham as his life seems to resemble that of his role in the movie. If you love Jane Austen renditions and the tale of Pride and Prejudice set in a more contemporary setting , then you will agree with me when I say "It's a truth universally acknowledged, that every Austenite fan should read "What Would Lizzy Bennet Do ? by Katie Oliver this upcoming year".

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Review: Forever Jack - Natasha Boyd

Forever, Jack (Eversea, #2)

Review: Forever Jack - Book #2 Eversea Series - Natasha Boyd - November 2013

Jack Eversea walked away from Keri Ann Butler as he thought he was to become a father and then that turned out to be a lie, but in order to protect her - he escaped for five months. He thought he was doing the right thing by her but instead he broke her heart . Forever Jack takes place five-six months after Eversea where Keri is trying to get back on with her life and has been throwing herself into her artwork. One in particular has caught the attention of many and is called Jack Broken Eversea - we can all guess who the inspiration behind this piece was. As Jack arrives back to Butler's Cove, can he win back Keri Ann and prove to her that he still loves her ? Or has Keri Ann moved on with family friend and genuine nice guy - her safe option Colt ?  What I loved most about Forever Jack is that it was a bit more realistic in the love story angle than most fiction books I have read as she didn't take him back or forgive him straight away, he had to work for her forgiveness and prove himself worthy , which is why I loved the last few chapters especially as while Jack was away re-finding himself in England - he kept a journal and in the form of a love letter - he shares with Keri Ann his journal pages. Unlike the big and expensive romantic gestures that we are used to seeing in novels , this was one of my favourites as at heart I am a soppy romantic and this was so sweet and thoughtful. 
A great conclusion to a Celeb meets Ordinary Girl and Falls in love Duo set.

Kim Black - Take Cover Cover Reveal

Take Cover (Cover Series #3) by Kim Black

Date of Publication: February 23, 2016


After a series of failed relationships, Emily Roberts has only one goal–to destroy Charlette Delacroix.
In order to be with Julien Belmont–a French billionaire and love of her life–Emily knows eliminating Charlette is the only way to ensure they can be together. Charlette, after all, has proven to be a constant threat to her love life, and one more romantic disaster may push her over the edge.
Determination is a double–edged sword–
Will Emily's tunnel vision give her all she is yearning for? Or will she have made the biggest mistake of her life by leaving Julien exposed to the likes of Charlette?
Brokenhearted, Julien Belmont is on a quest for answers–
Julien fears the woman he loves has yet again walked away from their future. Hoping to salvage their relationship, he seeks answers from the one person who can give it to him–Charlette, his wife. But, the answers he finds only seem to raise more questions–
Can Charlette Delacroix survive in a world where Julien's heart will never be fully hers?
Charlette Delacroix has only ever wanted to be with Julien. When he finally offers her the only thing he can offer, his bed, she takes it. Will that be enough?

About Kim Black

International Amazon Bestselling Author Kim Black is a born and raised New Yorker. She is engaged to a wonderful man and loves spending time at home with her family. She currently resides in Bronx, NY, but is a true Brooklyn girl. You can take the girl out of Brooklyn–
From the time Kim picked up her first book at her middle school library, she fell in love with the feeling of getting lost in another world. Book became her escape and she dove head first into the many books she loved with joy. She strives to provide that same feeling for her readers.
In 2011, she introduced to the world of erotic romance and fell in love with the genre, reading any and everything she could get her hands on. By the following year, she decided to take a chance at self-publishing an erotic romance series and thankfully she has been fortunate enough to have gained a fan base, though she still finds it unbelievable.
While Kim Black may be known for her angst and suspenseful, sexy romances, she is working on branching out into other romance genres.
Kim holds a Degree in Graphic Design and Animation and is the CEO of a new publishing services company, TOJ Publishing Services, where she provides authors with custom graphics, marketing and promotional services.
She is also a proud member of Romance Writers of America and is a part of two of their chapters: RWA-NYC and KOD-RWA.

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