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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Release Blitz: Broken but Breathing by Shyla Colt @givemebooksblog @ShylaColt




Title: Broken but Breathing
Series: Jinx Tattoos #2
Author: Shyla Colt
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: March 26, 2016



Blurb

It’s time to move on.

 You’ve grieved enough.

 I’m worried about you. 

Estelle Noll has heard the same things repeatedly for the past two years. How can one put a timeline on recovery from total devastation? She lost the love of her life, child, and home in one day. Broken, depressed, and lost, she battles her way from the darkness and begins to piece together a new life. Xavier “Snake” Kolton is everything her husband wasn’t—tattooed, bold, dirty talking, and free-spirited. He makes her feel alive for the first time since the tragedy. Can the M.C. Vice President ever be more than a passing phase?

Xavier “Snake” Kolton knows what it feels like to lose. The Vice President of the Wild Ones MC has spent years dedicated to nothing but his brothers and their commitment to bettering the community. When the fragile, curly-haired blonde woman comes into his life, feelings long dormant to him awaken. Can this woman who’s lost more than anyone ever should handle his lifestyle. Should he even ask her to?

*** Broken but Breathing is Book Two in the Jinx Tattoos Series but is a STAND ALONE novel *** 








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Estelle Noll never minded storms. The sound of the rain dancing on the rooftop made her smile. The fresh scent and the coolness it always brought were a welcome break from the sweltering summer heat. She sat on the plush grey window seat, viewing the world through the pane of glass. They cracked the screen earlier in anticipation of what was to come. The distinct aroma that came from wet concrete was nature’s perfume. She couldn’t wait to breathe in the crisp, clean scent.

I’m an unrepentant pluviophile. A total lover of rain who found joy and peace in the precipitation. The corners of her lips curled up as her mind went to her mother, Jane Abbot, and her father, James. They gifted her with her appreciation of books, rain, and whimsical things. The English-born couple loved classic literature, and wove wondrous tales about their life in Kent, England.

They’d returned to their hometown five years ago, and Estelle missed them more every day. Soon they’ll be back to prepare for your birth, little one. She rubbed her rounded belly.

A tiny foot kicked in response, and garnered a smile. There’s a living, breathing being inside of me right now. Wonderment filled her. For five years she and Everett tried to have a baby. Therefore, with his low sperm count and her endometriosis this bun in her oven was a tiny miracle.

“I can’t wait to meet you, Emma,” she whispered. Content, she glanced at the worn copy of her name inspiration, Great Expectations, in her lap.

The wail of sirens brought her from Pip and Estelle’s childhood. Tornado warning. The warnings were common this time of year. Closing her book, she studied the sky rapidly changing color. The hairs on the back of her neck and arms stood on end; a sense of unease flooded her system. She closed the book and slid off the cushion, narrowing her eyes. Had the sky taken on a green hue? The wind had picked up. The branches on the trees shook violently in the wind.

“Stell.” Everett strode into the room. The terse tone and clipped words made her hackles rise.

“What’s wrong?” she asked, standing to greet him.

“We need to go downstairs. The bathroom is the safest place. They spotted a funnel nearby.” Goosebumps covered her flesh. A fine sheen of sweat broke out on her forehead. She toyed with the hem of her maternity top, worrying the material as she rubbed it between her forefinger and thumb. He moved to the window and struggled to close it. “I’ll close this. You go downstairs, now.”

The bass in his voice put her in motion. Fear slithered its way through her body; worry sat in her stomach like a stone, cold and unyielding. A lump formed in her throat. She gripped the bannister careful not to trip as she waddled her way down the stairs. Balls of ice hit the windows, walls, and roof with loud cracks.

She jogged toward the bathroom. Fear drove her into the tiny room. She perched on the toilet seat, eager to have Everett in her line of sight. Taking deep breaths, she attempted to keep the panic forming at bay. Her stomach soured. She rocked back and forth to comfort herself and the squirming bundle in her belly. The attempt failed. His footsteps pounded on the steps.

He appeared in the doorway a few moments later. His face was pale as a sheet, and the crow’s feet in the corners of his eyes stood out. Lips drawn in a straight line, and dark eyes full of sadness, he presented a grim picture. He doesn’t think we’re going to make it. Tears blurred her vision, and her shoulders shook as she tried to hold in her sobs.

He sat on the edge of the tub and gripped her chin. “Hey. I need you to calm down for Emma, okay? I won’t let anything happen to you or the baby. We’re going to get into the tub, stay down, and pray our asses off. We’ll be interviewed on the news when all this is over. Okay?”

She swallowed the hysteria threatening to rise in her throat like carbonated bubbles full of crazy and nodded. Their lips met in a kiss that smacked of desperation. She poured every ounce of love she held for this man into their mouth mating. Surfacing for air, breathing heavily, they stared into each other’s eyes. She saw everything in his hazel orbs—the fear, the joy, and the determination. Everett Noll had never let her down when it counted. He wouldn’t start now if he could help it.

“I love you, Estelle.”

“I love you, too, Everett.” She had to yell to be heard over the roar that sounded like a massive waterfall.

“Let’s get in. It's go time.” He stood, holding her hand as she slipped into the porcelain basin and rested on her side. She held her belly, wishing she could cradle the babe moving around inside of her in her arms.


The house vibrated, shaking them violently. Her body protested and her teeth rattled. Joints creaked and moaned. He covered her body with his own. The heat from his body, the cold, smooth surface of the tub, and the terror placed her in a crazed limbo. The noise grew loud. It really does sound like a locomotive. Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. The rest of the prayer was lost to her screams as the roof ripped off, and all hell broke loose.





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Shyla Colt is the sassy international bestseller of the popular series Kings of Chaos and Dueling Devils M.C. This genre-hoppers stories feature three of her favorite things: strong females, pop culture, and alternate routes to happy ever after. Listening to her Romani soul, she pens from the heart, allowing the dynamic characters, eccentric interests, and travels as a former flight attendant to take her down untraveled roads.

Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, this mid-west girl is proud of her roots. She used her hometown and the surrounding areas as a backdrop for a number of books. So, if you're a Buckeye, keep an eye out for familiar places.

As a full-time writer, stay at home mother, and wife, there's never a dull moment in her household.

She weaves her tales in spare moments and the evenings with a cup of coffee or tea at her side and the characters in her head for company.



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Cover Reveal: Assured by Kaylee Ryan @givemebooksblog @author_k_ryan




Title: Assured
Series: Soul Serenade #2 
Author: Kaylee Ryan
Genre: New Adult Romance
Cover Design: Perfect Pear Creative
 Release Date: 2016



Blurb

I’ve always been the guy who plays the field. I like variety and my career ensures that I can have my pick of women.

Until her…

I’ve always been the girl who wants more. I want the white picket fence, the two point five kids and the dog. That’s what all little girls grow up dreaming about.

Until him… 

Why is it that she’s all I can see? I no longer want the variety instead all I want is her. I won’t stop until she believes that she’s mine. 

I assure you…

He’s not the kind of guy I usually date. He’s cocky, and famous and that hair. He says I’m what he wants, but I know his type. He likes to play the field. Only with me he’s different.

He’s assured.







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Kaylee Ryan has had a passion for reading since she was a little girl. That passion has slowly led to spinning romantic tales, and a one-click addiction. When she doesn’t have her nose stuck in her kindle or fingers glued to the keyboard, you can find Kaylee hanging out with friends and family. She loves all genres of music, and enjoys scrapbooking. She lives in Ohio with her husband (her real life happily ever after) and their rambunctious little boy.



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Friday, March 25, 2016

Cover Reveal: Dear Daisy by Michelle Horst @givemebooksblog @michelleahorst




Title: Dear Daisy
Author: Michelle Horst
Genre: YA Romance
Cover Design: Michelle Horst 
 Release Date: June 3, 2016



Blurb

Despite giving advice to teenagers on her blog, Dear Daisy, fourteen-year-old Grace McCoy soon realizes that things are easier said than done, and that she might be in over her head.

When the popular guy at school, heartthrob Jeremiah Lakes, starts asking advice from Dear Daisy, Grace is tempted to 'guide' him in her direction.

Does she really want all her firsts to be with her best friend Cooper? After all, they made a promise to each other … breaking that promise might mean losing their friendship of four years.






Excerpt

“I love you unbrokenly,” I whisper with my heart firmly stuck in my throat.

He tilts his head and smiles that turn-my-knees-to-jello smile. “Why unbrokenly?”

A slow smile plucks at my lips. “Cause before you my life was broken, shattered to smithereens, but now it’s unbroken.”

His eyes soften and he presses his forehead to mine. “I love you …” and then he adds, “unbrokenly.”

My heart melts to a puddle of goo. “For reals?”


He nods, his eyes shimmering with emotions. I’m doing a little happy dance inside my heart because those emotions are all for me. And then he whispers, “For reals.”





Author Bio

Michelle Horst is from a small town in South Africa.

She's been in love with reading from an early age. She has a passion for books, quotes and animals.

She first tried her hand at writing in early 2009 and as the first words started to form into a book, she knew she was hooked. 

Dreams spilled onto pages, and that was the beginning of a wonderful journey. A journey filled with joy, passion and heart stopping moments. Most of all, it's filled with such pride and peace as a story comes to life, and characters fill your life, living in the very walls of your mind, living in the minds of your readers.

Thank you to each and every reader and for choosing to escape in one of my books.

Michelle ;)



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Release Blitz: Hawke’s Salvation by Lori King @givemebooksblog @lorikingbooks




Title: Hawke's Salvation
Series: Crawley Creek #4
Author: Lori King
Genre: Contemporary Western Romance
 Release Date: March 25, 2016



Blurb

Hawke Kapshaw can't stop fantasizing about the new ranch psychiatrist Jeannette Hall. A city girl with more education then common sense, she is the polar opposite of the ranch-raised Crawley Creek brothers. He knows he should stay away from the fiery, uptight woman, but he’s captivated and can’t keep his distance. If only he could figure out a way to show her he can be the man of her dreams.

Dr. Jeanette Hall didn't come to North Dakota to find a man, but she’s surrounded by them at the Crawley Creek ranch. Her dreams have been invaded by the oh-so-potent, Hawke Kapshaw, but she’s heard of his exploits, and she's not interested in being another notch in his belt.

Can a girl with trust issues accept a man who hides his emotions behind sarcasm and innuendos? How long can they deny the sparks flying between them? Will Hawke be Jeanette's downfall, or will she be his salvation?




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Excerpt

He was reading the back of the romance novel when she threw open the bedroom door, and his mouth dropped open at the sight of her. Snug blue jeans covered her firm thighs and long legs, and a t-shirt emblazoned with the Eagles logo did nothing to hide her pert breasts.

“What are you doing?” she asked, frowning at the book in his hand.

“Waiting for you, and checking out your library. Pirates? Really? I wouldn’t have taken you for a pirate girl,” he teased, dropping the book back onto the end table. They were close enough to each other now that he could feel her body heat, and he hoped she could feel the fire rolling through him.

“I borrowed it from the ranch library,” she said, looking away quickly. “I was bored.”

“I’ll have to ask the guys about that one. I don’t recall any of them being into pirates, but they’re a kinky lot.”

“Are you done making fun of me?” she hissed irritably.

Sighing, he shook his head, “Oh sweet Jeanette, you just don’t get it. I’m not making fun of you at all. I’m trying to find out more about you. I want to know what makes you tick.”

“Why?”

“Why not? Is it so bad that I know you like a badass man who can make you swoon by saying ‘aaargh’?”

She giggled and hurried to cover her mouth, shaking her head. “Is that what you got from the book? Well, I’m sorry to disappoint, but it’s not the pirate’s lack of language that makes the book interesting. It’s the happily ever after in spite of all of the danger.”

Hawke stepped closer, pleased when she held her ground. Their chests were touching as he said, “So danger turns you on?”

Her breath hitched, and she swayed slightly. Instantly he gripped her hips, holding her steady as their gazes locked. Her lips parted, and for a moment, he thought she was going to let him kiss her. Within a millisecond, her demeanor changed and lightning flashed in her eyes as she pushed his hands away. “We’d better get to the barn.”

Stepping around him, she led the way back to the front door, and he took the opportunity to stare at her tight ass encased in denim. Damn, it would be fun to push her up against the wall and peel those jeans off her.



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By: Lori King

In a small town in North Dakota there resides a family of misfits on the Crawley Creek Ranch. Brought together by hardship, and heartache they’ve bonded without blood ties, and seek to help others. Four brothers who’ve walked both sides of the line, and come out stronger for it, but will they survive love, loss, and the law?


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Forget Me Knot (Book 1)
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Rough Ride Romeo (Book 2)
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Claiming His Cowgirl (Book 3)
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Best-selling author, Lori King, is also a full-time wife and mother of three boys. Although she rarely has time to just enjoy feminine pursuits; at heart she is a hopeless romantic. She spends her days dreaming up Alpha men, and her nights telling their stories. An admitted TV and book junkie, she can be found relaxing with a steamy story, or binging in an entire season of some show online. She gives her parents all the credit for her unique sense of humor and acceptance of all forms of love. There are no two loves alike, but you can love more than one with your whole heart.

With the motto: Live, Laugh, and Love like today is your only chance, she will continue to write as long as you continue to read. Thank you for taking the time to indulge in a good Happily Ever After with her.



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Release Boost: The Willow Creek Series Boxed Set by Micalea Smeltzer @givemebooksblog @msmeltzer9793




Title: Willow Creek Series Boxed Set
Series: Willow Creek #1-4
Author: Micalea Smeltzer
Genre: New Adult 
 Release Date: March 21, 2016



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#1 LAST TO KNOW

He was just a boy.
And I was just a girl.
But if that’s all there was to the story it wouldn’t be very interesting, would it?


Up and coming band Willow Creek is back in their hometown for the summer. For the drummer, Maddox Wade, this summer was meant for writing music and playing gigs.

Falling in love was not part of the plan.

One look at Emma Burke and those plans cease to matter.

Emma is quiet and guarded. She’s still hurt from her father walking out two years ago. She doesn’t want to trust Maddox, but with his dark hair, smoldering good looks, and infectious smile he’s impossible to resist.

Together Maddox and Emma embark on an unforgettable summer of adventures and first love.
Everything is perfect…or so Emma thinks.

There are things she doesn’t know, and when she finds out the truth it might shatter everything she’s built with Maddox.

No one said love was easy, and for Maddox and Emma it just might be impossible.



#2 NEVER TOO LATE

I’d never met anyone quite like Mathias Wade.
He was brooding and arrogant, but I loved him anyway.
Together we were wild and uncontained—a hurricane raging.
Then I had to leave, and words were exchanged that could never be undone.
But now I was back, and Mathias better watch out, because this bitch wasn’t finished with him.
Game. Set. Match.
All is fair in love and war, right?


Mathias Wade, the lead singer of Willow Creek, is used to getting everything he wants. Except for Remy Parker—the one that got away. Childhood friends that grew into more, Remy was the one constant in his life until she moved away. In anger, he lashed out and broke the only girl he ever loved. With temptation around every corner Mathias drowns his sorrow in women and alcohol. When the band returns to their hometown for the holidays the last thing Mathias expects is to run into Remy—but she’s back, and she’s not done with him.

Remy never forgot Mathias or the pain he caused her. When she moves back to the place she grew up to take care of her ailing grandma her heart is set on revenge. She’s determined to make Mathias fall in love with her all over again—only this time she’s going to break his heart.

But Mathias never stopped loving Remy—and she soon discovers that her feelings haven’t disappeared either.

Can two people too stubborn for their own good overcome their own demons and find the love they always deserved?


 
#3 IN YOUR HEART

I thought I had found love.
I thought I had found my forever.
I’d never been more wrong in all my life.


Sadie Westbrook’s seemingly perfect life comes to a screeching halt when she catches her fiancĂ© in bed with another woman. Suddenly, everything she believed in is tested and there’s only one person she can turn to—the guy who has been by her side ever since their best friend’s fell in love and became inseparable.

Ezra Collins—the bassist for the band Willow Creek—has only ever had one weakness, and her name is Sadie. When he receives a frantic call he rushes to her aid, helping to pick up the pieces of her crumbling life—even if that means letting Sadie live with him.

The close proximity tests the limits of their friendship and as the lines between friends and lovers blur they’ll have to decide if falling in love with your best friend is worth the risk of losing them.



#4 TAKE A CHANCE

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.
Hayes.
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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Release Blitz: The Fire Between High & Lo by Brittainy C. Cherry @givemebooksblog @BrittainyCherry




Title: The Fire Between High & Lo
Series: Romance Elements #2
Author: Brittainy C. Cherry
Genre: Romance
 Release Date: March 25, 2016



Blurb

There once was a boy, and I loved him.

Logan Francis Silverstone and I were complete opposites. I danced, and he stood still. He was quiet, while I ran my mouth. He struggled to find a smile, and I refused to frown.

The night I saw the darkness that truly lived inside of him, I couldn't look away.

We were broken together, yet somehow whole. We were wrong together, but always right. We were the stars that burned across the night sky, searching for a wish, praying for better tomorrows.

Until the day I lost him. He threw us away with one hasty decision--a decision that changed us forever.

There once was a boy, and I loved him.

And for a few breaths, a few whispers, a few moments, I think he loved me, too.








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Brittainy Cherry has been in love with words since the day she took her first breath. She graduated from Carroll University with a Bachelors Degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Creative Writing. She loves to take part in writing screenplays, acting, and dancing--poorly of course. Coffee, chai tea, and wine are three things that she thinks every person should partake in! Brittainy lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her family. When she's not running a million errands and crafting stories, she's probably playing with her adorable pets.




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