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Release Day Blitz with Review: Good Girl by Lauren Layne

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 Title: Good Girl
Series: Love Unexpectedly #2
 Author: Lauren Layne
 Publisher: Loveswept
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 17, 2016


Lauren Layne brings all the unpredictable heat of her USA Today bestseller Blurred Lines to an all-new cast of characters! Country music’s favorite good girl is hiding away from the world—only to find herself bunking with a guy who makes her want to be a little bad.

Jenny Dawson moved to Nashville to write music, not get famous. But when her latest record goes double platinum, Jenny’s suddenly one of the town’s biggest stars—and the center of a tabloid scandal connecting her with a pop star she’s barely even met. With paparazzi tracking her every move, Jenny flees to a remote mansion in Louisiana to write her next album. The only hiccup is the unexpected presence of a brooding young caretaker named Noah, whose foul mouth and snap judgments lead to constant bickering—and serious heat.

Noah really should tell Jenny that he’s Preston Noah Maxwell Walcott, the owner of the estate where the feisty country singer has made her spoiled self at home. But the charade gives Noah a much-needed break from his own troubles, and before long, their verbal sparring is indistinguishable from foreplay. But as sizzling nights give way to quiet pillow talk, Noah begins to realize that Jenny’s almost as complicated as he is. To fit into each other’s lives, they’ll need the courage to face their problems together—before the outside world catches up to them.


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My Review

“You know that feeling you get sometimes? Well, ok, rarely. That feeling you get when you meet a stranger’s eyes and something inexplicable and intense sizzles between you? That. That’s what happened between me and Noah Maxwell, at least on my end. And then….And then he had to go and open his mouth.”

“You know that numbness I talked about? The nothingness that has been following me around since I left Louisiana? It’s gone now. It fades away as I lose myself in the song. By the time I finish the song, tears are streaming down my face, and I don’t bother to wipe them away.”

“Her voice sounds like my heart. And I want it back. I want her back.”

Another fabulous read by Lauren Layne. Lauren Layne is quickly becoming one of my go-to authors. She is an automatic one-click for me. I mean, she can do no wrong. With each book that she writes, I find myself falling more in love and getting more lost in the stories and characters. And this latest book by her is just one of the reasons I love her books so much.

Good Girl is told from dual points of view and follows the story of Noah and Jenny. Jenny is trying to make a name for herself in the music world, but is quickly learning that being famous isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. She finds that she can’t do the simple things that she wants to do without getting noticed. So, when she gets accused of something that she hasn’t done; enough is enough. Jenny decides to disappear for a while and attempt to lie low. What she didn’t plan on was Noah….At first glance, Noah is everything she could ever want, but then he opens his mouth and any pleasant thoughts she had about him, go out the window. Noah is mean and arrogant. He too is hiding out from the world. But, when he sees Jenny, he only sees what he wants and not who she truly is. The tension between the two of them is scorching and undeniable. It’s only a matter of time before Noah and Jenny give into their passion. Will Noah and Jenny take a chance on something potentially amazing? Will Noah realize there is more to Jenny than meets the eye? What will happen when Noah’s truth finally comes out?? You’re just going to have to read this book to find out for yourself.

Good Girl was such a great read for me. The writing was smart and the story-line was entertaining. The characters were a lot of fun and easy to connect with. I fell in love with them instantly and couldn’t get enough of Jenny and Noah’s banter. Their sparring was so much fun to watch. I couldn’t wait to see what would happen next. I loved how Jenny challenged Noah. She made him see that she’s more than just a famous singer and that you can’t believe everything you read. I loved Noah. I loved his broody, alpha behavior. He was so stubborn and really frustrated me at times, but the more I got to know him, the more I got to see the real him. And beneath his cruel behavior was this really sweet, swoon-worthy guy. I couldn’t wait to see how good Noah and Jenny could be together and they don’t disappoint.

I loved everything about Good Girl,; from start to finish. This book made me laugh. It made me swoon. It frustrated me. It was filled with angst, such yummy delicious angst. It was just the right amount. Just enough to pull at your heart and leave you begging for more. And course this book made me fall in love. I swooned so hard over Noah. You can’t help but find yourself rooting for Noah and Jenny to find their way to their HEA.

Good Girl was everything I wanted and more. It hit all the marks for me and is a fantastic hate to love romance. Lauren Layne has definitely knocked it out of the park with this one. And I can’t wait to see what she’s got in store for us next.

*I was provided a ARC copy of this book, via NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review*

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Author Bio

Lauren Layne is the USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen contemporary romance novels. Prior to becoming an author, Lauren worked in e-commerce and web-marketing. A year after moving from Seattle to NYC to pursue a writing career, she had a fabulous agent and multiple New York publishing deals. Lauren currently lives in Manhattan with her husband and plus-sized Pomeranian. When not writing, you’ll likely find her running (rarely), reading (sometimes), or at happy hour (often).

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Review: Listen To Me (Fusion #1) by Kristen Proby

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n New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Proby’s brand new series, five best friends open a hot new restaurant, but one of them gets much more than she bargained for when a sexy former rock star walks through the doors—and into her heart.

Seduction is quickly becoming the hottest new restaurant in Portland, and Addison Wade is proud to claim 1/5 of the credit. She’s determined to make it a success and can’t think of a better way to bring in new customers than live music. But when former rock star Jake Keller swaggers through the doors to apply for the weekend gig, she knows she’s in trouble. Addie instantly recognizes him—his posters were plastered all over her bedroom walls in high school—he’s all bad boy…exactly her type and exactly what she doesn’t need.

Jake Keller walked away from the limelight five years ago and yearns to return to what’s always driven him: the music. If he gets to work for a smart-mouthed, funny-as-hell bombshell, all the better. But talking Addie into giving him the job is far easier than persuading her that he wants more than a romp in her bed. Just when she begins to drop her walls, Jake’s past finally catches up with him.

Will Addie be torn apart once again or will Jake be able to convince her to drown out her doubts and listen to her heart?

My Review

“I’m so tired of hurting. I’m so tired of being thrown away as if I’m nothing.”

As a big fan of Kristen Proby’s, I get super giddy when I find out that she’s writing something new. So, when I heard about her new series, Fusion, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. And let me tell you, Kristen Proby has knocked it out of the park with this one.

Told from dual points of view, Listen to Me follows the story of Jake and Addie. Addie has had a lot of disappointments in her life. From her family doing their own thing, to having the worst possible taste in men. All she has wanted was to find love and happiness. And when her most recent relationship ends up in disaster, she decides that she’s going to swear off men. Too bad Jake is about to come and ruin all of her plans…..Jake used to have it all. Rich. Famous. Musician. But, when a tragedy strikes, it puts fear into him and makes him change his life’s direction. He’s still making music, but he’s not performing anymore. He misses it. He loves what he’s doing, but he feels like he’s missing out. So, when his friend tells him that a hot new restaurant in town in looking for a weekend musician, Jake feels like this is the chance he was looking for. What he didn’t plan on was Addie. Addie is the definition of temptation and he wants nothing more than to get under her skin. But, the more time he spends with her, the more he realizes he wants more than sex. For the first time ever, Jake wants more. Only Addie has been hurt a lot and is afraid to put her heart on the line. Will Addie follow her heart and give Jake a chance? There’s only one way to find out. You’re just going to have to read for yourself to see…..

Listen to Me is a fantastic read, from start to finish. The story-line was fun and refreshing. From the moment you meet Addie and her close knit group of girlfriends, you want to know more about them. They’re young, fun and the best friends anyone could ask for. One of the things I loved about Addie was that she was strong and independent. She’s been dealt some pretty crappy cards in her life, but she tries so hard to not let it get her down. And she is the absolute best friend anyone could ask for. She is loyal and when you have her love, she loves fiercely. She is just what Jake needed in his life. Addie reminded Jake what it was like to laugh and have fun and to live. She essentially brought him back to life. And Jake…Boy did I ever love Jake. This guy is not only a hot musician, but is swoon-worthy with just the right amount of alpha. I loved how he was with Addie. He didn’t let her stubbornness push him away and he wasn’t afraid to go after what he wanted. He showed Addie that is was ok to love and let someone into your heart. I absolutely loved Addie and Jake together. They balanced each other perfectly and man, did they have some scorching chemistry.

Listen to Me gave me everything that I was looking for and more in a Kristen Proby read. It hooked me from the very first page and was easily devoured in one sitting. If you’re looking for an entertaining read with great friendships, romance, light drama, excellent chemistry and some well placed angst, than look no further. I definitely recommend checking this book out. This series is off to a terrific start and I can not wait to get my hands on more!

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, via Edelweiss and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review*

Review: Heartbreaker by Melody Grace

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The new stand-alone HEA from New York Times bestselling author, Melody Grace!

They say that time heals a broken heart, but you try moving on when your ex is the most famous man on the planet.

Every time I walk down the street, there’s a billboard plastered with his gorgeous face: Finn McKay. Now he’s a drop-dead sexy rock star, but when I first knew him, he was just the boy from the wrong side of the tracks – and the first guy I ever loved. He broke my heart into a hundred pieces when he skipped town without saying goodbye – but now he’s back.

And he wants me.

I’m determined not to make the same mistakes twice, but the chemistry with Finn was always way too hot to ignore. He was the guy who had me sneaking out my bedroom window for just one more kiss, and breaking curfew parked by the riverbanks, steaming up his windows in the backseat of his car. The past five years have been good to him, real good, and between his dirty mind and that ‘I know how to make you scream’ smile, he’s breaking through my defenses all over again.

Maybe one last wild fling for old time’s sake is what I need to finally move on. But what happens when Finn wants more than my body?

This time he wants everything.

My Review

“I forgotten how it felt. The way he looked at me, the way his touch could make me forget my own name. I’d never felt something so wild and intoxicating, a rush that blotted out all reason and consequence, and just made me demand more, closer, now.”

“I’ll do anything for you, baby. Anything you want. I will love you until the end of the fucking world, but you don’t shut me out again. When I take you, I take all of you. Every last piece of you, body and soul.”

“There are no guarantees in love, only a leap of faith. Sometimes the answer is waiting. You just have to choose. This man. This moment. Forever.”

Melody Grace has done it again. She has once again created a beautiful heartwarming second chance romance that will leave you swooning and that will captivate your heart.

Told from dual points of view, Heartbreaker sucks you in from the very first page. From the moment we meet Finn and Eva, we have to know more. Eva and Finn shared a beautiful, but young love. They both had so many big dreams, but life had other plans. Finn believed the lies his father instilled in him and thought the only way he could make Eva happy, would be to leave her behind. And five years later, Finn will realize that leaving Eva behind was the worst thing he could have ever done. When Finn returns home for a much needed break, he’s only got one thing on his mind and that is seeing Eva. From the moment he sets eyes on her, it’s as if nothing has changed. His feelings for her are stronger than ever and he is more determined than ever to set things right and win Eva back….If only things were that easy. You see, when Finn left Eva behind, he not only broke her heart, but broke her spirit. Eva’s life would continue to spiral out of control until one day she gets a much needed wake up call that sends her back home. She never dreamed that she would see Finn again. And now that she has, she doesn’t know what to do. Part of her wants to see where things can go, while the other part remembers the hurt and doesn’t want to take a chance. Will Finn and Eva be able to let go of the past and get that second chance they both deserve? You’re just going to have to read for yourself to find out……

What can I say about Heartbreaker? I. Loved. It. I loved it. I loved every single hearbreaking, swoon-worthy moment. Melody Grace has once again created book magic. She has given me a well-written and utterly consuming second chance romance. This is one of those reads that will just tug at your heart and it is one that will be impossible to put down. If you are a fan of Melody Grace’s stories, then you know that you’re going to get a swoon-worthy alpha male. You will be getting a consuming, heartfelt romance. The characters will be easy to relate to and the story will have just the right balance of angst and drama. And I have to tell you, Heartbreaker hits all those points and more. I don’t know what else to say other than I loved this story. Fans of Melody Grace, you are going to want to run out and grab your copy of Heartbreaker asap. It is one second chance romance that should not be missed.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

Excerpt Reveal: Down To My Soul by Kennedy Ryan

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Today we have a sneak peek of Down to My Soul, Book 2 of Kennedy Ryan’s Soul Series! If you haven’t read Book 1, My Soul to Keep, make sure you catch up before the March 31 release!And don’t miss the giveaway accompanying the excerpt!

If you HAVE NOT read My Soul to Keep, find the Giveaway & read the first three chapters HERE.

For those who HAVE read My Soul to Keep and are waiting for Down to My Soul, find the Giveaway & Excerpt HERE!

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Release Day Blitz: The Storm (A Storm Novella) by Samantha Towle

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Happy Release Day to Samantha Towle and her new novella – The Storm! We are so excited to share more Jake and Tru with you! Enter the giveaway below for a chance to win a signed paperback of this book or an Amazon Gift Card (open international). Good luck!

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STORM (noun)—a turbulent disturbance; a disruption or dispute.

Jake Wethers’s life is perfect. He’s married to the woman he’s always loved, and they have three beautiful children. The Mighty Storm is still going strong, and his record label is thriving.

Jake has everything—a life he thought he would never have and one that he didn’t think he deserved.

Not so long ago, Jake’s life wasn’t perfect. The unexpected and untimely death of his best friend, Jonny Creed, sent an already out-of-control Jake spiraling down further.

Drug addiction. Alcohol. Women.

Jake was in the fast lane to following Jonny to the grave until Tru Bennett walked back into his life and changed everything.

But now, the past that Jake left behind has come back to find him. And what the past brings with it is going to be one of the biggest challenges he has ever faced.


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I’m just mid piss when I hear my baby girl’s sleepy voice from behind me, “Dada, why I not have a peenis?”

Shifting to the side so that I’m covering myself from Belle’s view, I glance over my shoulder, a chuckle escaping me. “’Cause you’re a girl, Beauty.”

“But I wanna be a boy, like you, JJ, and Billy.” She juts her lips out, pouting. “I wanna peenis!”

She’s standing there, demanding a penis, in her Disney princess pajamas, with her arms folded across her chest, her foot tapping.

God, she is exactly like her mother. Not that Tru ever wanted a cock—well, aside from mine inside her, of course.

But Belle has Tru’s steely determination, and she looks exactly like her mother, which means trouble for me when she’s older.

But like I know how to handle my wife’s temperament, I know how to handle Belle.

“Okay, Beauty, how about this?” I say in a pacifying tone, holding in my laughter. I tuck myself back into my pajama pants and go to wash my hands. “Why don’t you ask Santa for a penis for Christmas?” The second that I’ve said it, I know that it sounds all kinds of wrong. It’s so wrong that I wish to God I could take it back.

“Santa, give me a peenis!” Belle starts squealing, jumping around and clapping her hands.

“Fuck. Shit! No!” I panic as soon as the words leave my mouth, knowing exactly what Belle is like.

A goddamn parrot is what she’s like.

“Fuck! Shit! Santa, peenis!” Belle starts to mimic, hands still clapping together.

Crap. Tru is going to kill me. Kill me dead.

“Christ.” I cover my face with my hands. “Belle, no.”

I reach down and pick her up. She wraps her little chubby legs around my hips, her hands clutching at my neck.

“Don’t say those words. Bad words.” I touch my fingertip to her nose, staring into her big brown eyes—Tru’s eyes.

“Fuck. Sh—”

“Bad words,” I reiterate, giving her a serious look. “We do not repeat those words. Ever. And especially not in front of Mommy. Okay?”

“So, Santa gimme peenis if I say no bad wowds?”

“Oh God,” I groan.

“Santa! Peenis!” She giggles.

“Breakfast, Belle!” I exclaim. “You want some Frozen cereal?” I say to distract her.

That fucking annoying Disney film is her favorite, and she will only eat that particular brand of cereal.

“Fwozen!” she shrieks.

Then, she launches into the chorus of “Let It Go” as I carry her out of the bathroom, heading downstairs to the kitchen where my tribe should be.


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New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and international bestselling author Samantha Towle began her first novel in 2008 while on maternity leave. She completed the manuscript five months later and hasn’t stopped writing since.


She has also written paranormal romances, THE BRINGER and the ALEXANDRA JONES SERIES, all penned to tunes of The Killers, Kings of Leon, Adele, The Doors, Oasis, Fleetwood Mac, and more of her favourite musicians.

A native of Hull and a graduate of Salford University, she lives with her husband, Craig, in East Yorkshire with their son and daughter.

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Book Blitz: Walking Heartbreak by Sunniva Dee

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Sunniva Dee
Publication date: December 17th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Suspense

Don’t judge me.
I am not what you see.
I am the opposite.
—Nadia’s lipstick note on Bo’s mirror.

Indie-rocker Bo Lindgren is worshiped for his looks and musical genius. It’s been lonely at the top since his ex left. Bo will never take a girlfriend again though, because he doesn’t have the chops to love. He knows he’s poison, a heartbreak waiting to happen for anyone he allows too close—like his ex. Bo screws his way through the fangirls until he’s sick of it all. Until the dark gaze of Nadia Vidal appears in the door to his dressing room.

Saved from an arranged marriage by Jude, the love of her life, Nadia eloped and got married at nineteen. But now, two years later, life is wilted, dead, and not what anyone should have to endure.

Nadia, with her secret-keeper eyes and instant understanding of who Bo is, attracts and fascinates him without even trying. The ring gleaming on her finger should keep them apart, but morals can’t always resist destiny.

When brokenhearted meets heartbreaker, whose heart is really at stake?

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Her moods flow in gentle waves. The coffee of her irises swims with sadness then lifts into whiskey gold with the twang of my guitar. Left to ourselves in the back lounge, our silence is sinuous, laced with stories from my hometown, Skala, and Nadia’s anecdotes from growing up in a cult. But when we’re quiet, my fingers itch and find my guitar. Toy with strings and enunciate emotions she tries to conceal.

Sometimes, my riffs turn to ballads while lyrics splash out in patches of color in my head. Sometimes, when Nadia curves a hip to get comfortable, my gaze float to her waist and shifts to her chest. The game of my chords turns loaded, adding a steady, slow beat, the way I do to make her climb when we’re together.

Without words, she still hears my hunger. Watches my fingers work metal strings with a need that becomes X-rated. And she sits up. Joins her legs and lowers her chin to her knees, demure, secretive, hiding behind her hair in shyness and not understanding that she’s sexier than ever.

All these females. So many women and vixens with a past, a present, and a future—a full life I never wanted to be a part of. But now, I crave to bury deep under the skin of a single girl who is not single.

It’s been a while since I spoke last, so my voice rasps deep when I say, “You kill me.”

“I don’t want to kill you. Do you know the person you are? How talented you are? You deserve so much, Bo, you don’t even know, and the last thing you need is dead weight like me.”

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Sunniva was born in Norway, the Land of The Midnight Sun, but spent her early twenties making the world her playground. Southern Europe: Spain, Italy, Greece—Argentina: Buenos Aires, in particular. The United States finally kept her interest, and after half a decade in California, she now lounges in the beautiful city of Savannah. Sunniva has a Master’s degree in Spanish, which she taught until she settled in as an adviser at an art college in the South.

Sunniva writes New Adult fiction with soul. Sometimes it’s with a paranormal twist, like in Shattering Halos, Stargazer, and Cat Love. At other times, it’s contemporary, as in Pandora Wild Child, Leon’s Way, Adrenaline Crush, and now Walking Heartbreak.

Sunniva is the happiest when her characters take over, let their emotions run off with them, shaping her stories in ways she never foresaw. She loves bad-boys and good-boys run amok, and like in real life, her goal is to keep you on your toes until the end of each story.

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Cover Reveal: Wicked Reunion (Wicked White #2) by Michelle Valentine

Are you ready for the second book in Michelle A. Valentine’s Wicked White series, WICKED REUNION? You’ll be able to get your hands on Jared’s story on December 15th, but in the meantime – check out the incredible cover below and read a sneak peek!


College sweethearts London Uphill and Jared Kraft were inseparable. He was a rising baseball star with a promising future, and she seemed destined to become “Mrs. Kraft.” Then a tragic night and a series of devastating mistakes caused Jared to walk away from his life, leaving London without any explanation and tearing the couple apart.

Five years later, Jared has reinvented himself by putting down the bat and picking up a guitar to play for the red-hot band Wicked White. In all that time, London hasn’t gotten over her forever love—or the pain—despite seeking solace in the arms of the one man no one dreamed she’d run to.

When Wicked White’s lead singer goes MIA, Jared finds the time—and courage—to return to his hometown and face the mess he made. He’s shocked at how London’s life has changed, yet he’s determined to prove their love is worth fighting for. Is this breakup too big for any hope of a reunion tour? Or can London open her heart to Jared once again?

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My mouth drops open and I can’t do anything but stare. It’s like seeing a ghost—something you never in your life ever expected to see—and I just can’t look away. I resist the urge to reach down and pinch myself to make sure this moment is real.

Is this his idea of some twisted joke? I mean, there’s no way in hell that Jared Kraft is standing in my doorway with a dozen yellow roses after five years without a single word.

Shit like that only happens in movies, and my life for damn sure isn’t some glamorous fairy tale.

I stand there, staring like an idiot, while my brain tries to work out exactly what’s going on here. I furrow my brow. This has to be a fucking dream. No way this man has the nerve to just show up here like this—not after all this time.

I step back and take a long moment to study his face. He looks exactly the same as the last time I saw him, only his hair is longer—more shaggy and unkempt—the style I’ve seen him wear whenever I see pictures of him with his band, Wicked White. To prove to myself that this really is a dream, I reach down and bunch some skin up on my arm and then pinch with all my might.

“Ouch!” I yelp as I inspect the flesh my nails dug into.

My breath catches the moment I realize that the man who used to be my everything—the man who took off five years ago, leaving me and his family behind without so much as a good-bye or piss off—is standing on my porch.

When my eyes meet his, so many questions rage through my mind, but before I can open my mouth to ask a single one, anger begins to boil over inside me. How dare he just come waltzing into my life after all this time?

My body reacts of its own accord and my hand darts out to snatch the flowers out of his hand. His eyes grow wider when I slam them down onto my porch and then smack his face as hard as I can.


Michelle A. Valentine is a Central Ohio nurse turned New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of erotic and New Adult romance. Her love of hard-rock music, tattoos, and sexy musicians inspired her erotic BLACK FALCON series.

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Excerpt and Teaser Tour: Drowning To Breathe by AL Jackson


Drowning to Breathe-ebooklgThe danger in pretending is it becoming real…

Sebastian Stone, Sunder front man and guitarist with a rap sheet about ten miles long, escaped to Savannah, Georgia, to get away from the trouble he’d caused.

Not find more of it.

The moment he saw Shea Bentley, he saw beneath all her sweet and innocence to something that went deeper.


Their relationship was built on secrets; their love built on lies.

Sebastian never imagined how deep her secrets went.

When the past and present collide, Sebastian and Shea find themselves fighting for a future neither believed they deserved. Their passion is consuming and their need unending.

Now, holding the truth in his hands, Sebastian is faced with sacrificing everything he’s come to love to protect Shea and his family.

Two pasts intertwined.

Two lives bound.

Will their demons drown them or will Shea and Sebastian finally learn to breathe?

Drowning to Breathe

A Bleeding Stars Novel, Book 2

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My brow pinched, because this fucking hurt. Hurt that Shea had been resisting confiding in me because of who I was. A fucking loose cannon. Someone prone to violence. And there it was, right beneath the surface, fire flaming and licking and begging for release.
My voice was tight. “Made you a promise I’d protect you, Shea. Live for you. And that’s exactly what I’m gonna do. You and Kallie? You’re my life. My everything. And I will do anything…give up anything…to make sure you two are together. I won’t let him win.”
She brushed the back of her hand over the wetness on her cheeks. “He will do anything to break us apart…to separate us. He knows we’re weaker alone. All his words about taking us down at the same time?”
Her head shook with bitterness and hate, something so foreign on my girl’s face, but I saw it there—the atrocities he’d committed—the things she still kept inside.
The scars she wore on her heart while I wore mine on my skin.
“It’s a tactic. A ploy. He thinks he can fill us with threats. Convince our subconscious into believing together we’re easy targets. But, no.” Her eyes drew together as she refuted the idea, as she spilled her own belief. “He’s a coward. A coward. Someone who allows others to carry out his crimes and then lords it over them as if he is the one exerting control.”
That brave chin quivered. “I gave him my submission for so long, and I refuse to ever be that girl again. I was her, Sebastian. I was weak.”
Strength filled the profession. “But I’m not weak anymore. And I’m even stronger with you by my side.”
“Promise me you won’t let him provoke you, Sebastian. He knows exactly how to ruin people. He finds their weaknesses. He knows Kallie is mine. And he knows the two of us are yours.”
I swallowed hard. “I promise, baby.”
I promise. 
I Loved Shea
He wanted nothing at all…
Until he found she had everything to give…
Sunder lead singer and guitarist Sebastian Stone has
everything—fans, fame, and fortune. He also has a heart full of bitterness and
a reputation for a short-fused temper. But an outward reputation rarely reveals
the true man inside. Facing assault charges after trying to protect his younger
brother, Sebastian is sent to Savannah, Georgia to lie low until the dust
settles in L.A.
Shea Bentley is beautiful, kind, and hiding from the very
lifestyle Sebastian has always embraced.
When the mysterious, tattooed stranger begins hanging out at the
bar where she works, Shea is quick to recognize he is nothing but trouble, but
she’s helpless to the way her body lights up every time his intense gray eyes
tangle with hers.
They both soon find themselves drowning in a sea of desire and
passion that won’t let them up for air.

Sebastian knows firsthand secrets never die, and he’s not the only
one who’s hiding them.
Loving someone always comes with a price. But will it be Shea’s
past that costs them everything?

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A.L. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary and new adult romance.
She first found a love for writing during her days as a young mother and college
student. She filled the journals she
carried with short stories and poems used as an emotional outlet for the
difficulties and joys she found in day-to-day life.
Years later, she shared a short story she’d been working on with her two closest friends
and, with their encouragement, this story became her first full length novel.
A.L. now spends her days writing in Southern Arizona where she lives with her
husband and three children.
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Blog Tour and Review: Guiding Lights by Jessica Florence



He sings of suffering. His eyes hold the pain of living in sorrow.
The moment our gaze meets recognition flares within.
We are tortured souls drifting in a sea of darkness.
He knows I have secrets that I’ll never tell.
I am numb
I am broken
I am dirty
I can never be the guiding light through the darkness he thinks I am.
I have forsaken my past, I rely on keeping myself shut off.
But he has secrets too, secrets that would destroy everything I have left.
I wish things were different, that maybe we could be each other’s lifeline.
But destiny drags us down like an anchor.
The broken can only drift in the sea barely staying afloat.

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“He embraced my darkness and loved me anyway. My hands moved and gripped him tightly. He held me like our very lives depended on it. We were both swimming in a sea of darkness together, but together we could be each other’s light.”

Guiding Lights is a beautifully written story about two broken souls. Guiding Lights is Nera and Wolfe’s story. Nera has been hiding from her past and moving around for the past 7 years. She lives kinda on autopilot, with her day consisting of work, reading and sleep. Just for once, she’d love to stick around, maybe fall in love and find some peace. Meeting Wolfe changed everything. From the moment she heard Wolfe sing, she was captivated by him. His voice pulling her in, seducing her, demanding to know him. However, Wolfe has his own secrets and demons plaguing him. But, that isn’t enough to stop himself from wanting to get close to Nera. The more time the two of them spend together, the more Wolfe starts to break down Nera’s walls. Just as Nera’s walls start to come down, Nera’s past and Wolfe’s secrets begin to catch up with them. Will Nera be able to get past all that Wolfe has kept to himself? Will Wolfe be able to save Nera before her past takes her for good?

One of the very first things that drew me into this story was the cover. I completely fell in love with it. Then I read the synopsis and knew I just had to read this book; the promise of broken characters and potential for angst, completely pulling me in.

Overall, I found this book to be a very quick read. I loved the setting for the story. It had me wishing quite a few times that I could hop on a plane and experience the places Nera was in Scotland. I thought the plot was interesting and unique. It did deal with some dark/tough issues. I felt like both Nera and Wolfe were very likable and easy to connect with. Their issues were real and their emotions felt very palpable. I loved that even though the two of them were broken, their souls called out to each other; both desperate for some peace and happiness.

I absolutely loved Wolfe and his Scottish voice. He intrigued me and had me wanting to know what secrets he hid. “Sometimes, the only way tae beat demons is tae fight them with demons”. Wolfe did have some alpha tendencies, but he wasn’t over the top. I loved how determined he was. He wasn’t going to let Nera run from him and her feelings. I thought Nera was a very strong character. My heart went out to her. I couldn’t fathom having to deal with the demons that haunted her. Wolfe was exactly what she needed. He pulled her out of the darkness and showed her that there was always light.

Guiding Lights is beautifully written and the story will leave you spellbound. It will pull you and leave you wanting to know more with each page that you turn. This is a story that I have been hearing a lot about and I am so glad that I checked it out. It had the perfect blend of angst and romance, with a few good twists thrown in. Jessica Florence is a new author to me, and I look forward to reading more from her in the future.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, via InkSlinger PR, in exchange for an honest review*

Jessica Florence Bio:


Jessica Florence makes her home in Southwest Florida where she runs her own business, and of course writing! She one day after reading a book a day for a year just sat down and started writing, thus finding a new amazing hobby that she was looking for, for years, and that was also very therapeutic.

She spends her days reading, writing, watching TV, working, playing with her cute as hell baby, and black German Shepherd Rogue aka Rogue-i-bear, and of course tormenting her husband 😉

She also enjoys taking naps, bubble baths, eating pickles like candy, and having Harry Potter marathons.




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Release Boost: Take A Chance (Williow Creek #4) by Micalea Smeltzer

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 Title: Take a Chance
Series: Willow Creek #4
Author: Micalea Smeltzer
  Release Date: August 25, 2015
I had life all figured out.
Married with a baby on the way I stupidly believed that things were perfect.
But then the good guy I fell in love with turned out to not be as good as I thought.
I was left alone to pick up the pieces of my life and provide for my daughter.
And then I met him.
The bad boy that just might not be so bad.
Three years after her husband walked out on her Arden James is struggling to make ends meet as a single mom. Despite it all, she knows she’s better off with her ex out of the picture, and so is her daughter.Josh Hayes—player, jokester, and very naughty boy—is the guitar player for the band Willow Creek. He’s used to living the fast life, but suddenly it doesn’t appeal to him anymore, and he has his sights set on the fiery Arden.

Despite their undeniable chemistry, Arden isn’t sure she wants to invite a man into her life that has never been in a committed relationship before. But Hayes is determined to prove to her that there’s more to him than meets the eye. He just needs Arden to take a chance.

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 Micalea Smeltzer is a bestselling Young and New Adult author from Winchester, Virginia. She’s always working on her next book, and when she has spare time she loves to read and spend time with her family.
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