Blog Tour: The Hereafter by Jessica Bucher (Excerpt + Giveaway + Review)

The HereAfter Tour Banner

Ever read a sweet and beautiful novel filled with bittersweet sorrow and a love that just might threaten to tear a most unlikely couple apart?

The Hereafter by Jessica Bucher will do that to you!

The Hereafter Cover

Title: The Hereafter
Author: Jessica Bucher
Release Date: March 16, 2016

Amazon | B&N | Kobo | TBD | iBooks | Indies

Nin has no recollection of her death.
The things she does remember, like her cruel boyfriend, troubled father, and absent mother, she’d like to forget.
Dylan doesn’t need to remember his death to know that he deserved it. Who needs memories when you have the scars?
Sparks ignite when the two, very different, strangers meet. Together they spend one endless summer exploring their new world. Suddenly, their after-lives hold more possibility and promise than their tragic teenage lives ever did.
But no dream lasts forever, and all too soon, harmful memories from their pasts emerge and threaten to tear them apart. Given the chance to change their fates, Nin and Dylan must decide– life or love.
Weaving through past and present and alternating perspectives, The Hereafter is an emotional journey about young love and second chances.

Goodreads

Enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway here!

EXCERPT

“Is this really all there is? I had an entire life, and I lost it all just to come here and sit alone on some stupid beach? There will be nothing new for me. I will never grow old or get married. I will never travel the world. I will never have children. I will never learn anything new or meet anyone new or fall in love or make mistakes or grow in any way.” Her voice cracked, “I will never become anything. So tell me, Dylan, what the hell is the point in even being here at all?”

Time froze between them, and the tension became as thick as the sand between their fingers. He didn’t pity Nin anymore, but he also didn’t agree with her. How could she say she would never learn or grow? He suddenly became desperate to prove her wrong.

REVIEW

Coming soon!

 

About the author:

Jessica is a young adult author pursuing publishing.  She is married to an Army pilot and they live together in Germany with their two boys.  In her free time, Jessica runs a local writing group, teaches yoga, travels and speaks poor German.  Her first novel, The Hereafter, is currently seeking a publishing home.

Find her on: Website | Facebook | Twitter| Goodreads

Thank you to Chapter-by-Chapter Blog Tours for hosting this blog tour!

Chapter-by-Chapter-blog-tour-button

 

 

Blog Tour: Ready for Flynn, Part 1 by K.L. Shandwick (Excerpt + Teasers)

Banner

Hey bookies! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour K.L. Shandwick’s first part in READY FOR FLYNN!

Check out the teasers and excerpt below!

Cover

Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iTunes

At fifteen years old, Valerie Darsin, was loved and cherished by her brothers and boyfriend. Her small town world was happy and secure until a sudden betrayal forced her to flee. Returning home, Valerie found support in Flynn Docherty-a guy who left her with unfamiliar feelings when he disappeared from her life. Valerie learned to move on, until a life-changing event brought Flynn back, but was she ready?

Has she ever been Ready For Flynn?

Goodreads

TEASERS

Teaser #1

Teaser #2

EXCERPT

Ready for Flynn excerpt © KL Shandwick 2016

 Too tired to argue I trudged inside and sat heavily on the sofa. Flynn sat next to me, lifted my hand and laced his fingers in mine. His touch felt warm, safe and intimate.

“I’m here, Valerie,” he murmured softly, squeezing his fingers around mine.

I didn’t feel emotional. Drugs can do that. I felt numb and calm.

Lee was introduced to me as Flynn’s assistant. I studied him while he moved around the tiny kitchen area. He was built like a Sherman Tank.

“Is he your bodyguard?”

“I prefer close protector.”

“Whatever, he takes punches that are meant for you,” I said sounding mean.

“Valerie, he’s never been punched on my behalf. Have you, Lee?”

“Nah, no one is jealous enough to punch this dude,” he chuckled and glanced at Flynn.

Flynn smirked knowingly, “Jealous no, mad…maybe. I wouldn’t put it past Valerie to swing a punch at some point. She sure as hell gets mad enough sometimes.”

“I’d have to feel something for you. I don’t.”

“Well, Valerie. I don’t think that’s strictly true, but I’m not going to push that button right now. The main thing we need to focus on is getting you strong, babe.”

~~~ WHAT OTHERS THOUGHT ~~~

 

‘KL Shandwick has blown it out of the water with this book and I’m so glad there is more to come from Valerie and Flynn.’ – Nikki

“Well KL Shandwick has done it yet again!!” – J Knox

“Wow!! What a book !! Ready For Flynn should come with the caution tag “Are you ……REALLY Ready For Flynn?” – Ashley

Find the author on: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Blog Tour: Thirst by R P Channing (Excerpt + Giveaway)

Thirst Banner

Hey bookies! Welcome to the blog tour for Thirst by RP Channing!

Thirst Cover

Amazon (US) | Amazon (UK)

Title: Thirst: Blood of my Blood
Author: R P Channing
Genre: Young Adult/Paranormal Romance

~ Kira Sutherland ~

After a near fatal accident (and getting cheated on by her ‘boyfriend’), and beating up the lead cheerleader (with whom the boyfriend cheated…), and being labeled as having ‘issues’ in her school because she, uhm, sees ghosts, Kira is left with two choices:

Continue her ‘therapy’ (where she’s told the ghost is a hallucination and also gets her legs ogled too often…)

Or

Go to Starkfield Academy, a boarding school for “Crazies and Convicts” (as the social media sites call them.)

She chooses the latter…

~ Cory Rand ~

Cory Rand has not had an easy life. His mother died in a car accident when he was twelve, and so did his mother’s best friend…sort of. You see, Janice made a promise to take care of Cory just before she died, and so she lingers. Undead. A ghost that watches out for him.

Brought up in an abusive home, Cory quickly falls into a life of disreputable behavior. After his third offense (which was prompted by a girl, as usual – he has a weakness) he’s left with two choices:

Be tried as an adult and share a cell with a guy named Bubba (he thinks…)

Or

Go to Starkfield Academy, which Cory is pretty sure is run by vampires. But, hey, at least he’ll get an education.

He chooses the latter…

It‘s at Starkfield that Kira meets Cory Rand, a boy with an insatiable Rage who sees ghosts, too. As well as other things, other things from his past, things that confuse him, things like fire and witches and demons.

Things he’s always ignored.

Until now.

Goodreads

$20 Amazon Gift Voucher Giveaway

At the back of the book there is a giveaway link. Once the book hits fifty reviews on Amazon, one of those reviewers will win a $20 (US Dollars) Amazon Gift Voucher!

PROLOGUE

-1-

The Puppy Eyes

My life was perfect.

I had the perfect shoes and the perfect friends and I lived in the perfect house. My nails were perfect and my hair was perfect (except on Sundays, it was always windy on Sundays) and I had the perfect clothes. My lips were a perfect red and my hair perfectly straight. My eyeshadow was perfect, my hips were…okay, and my waist…well…also okay. Nothing was wrong in my life.

But then there was Jack.

Jack was a problem.

He needed to go. I mean, when you’re dead, you’re dead! I had told him this endlessly. Somehow, Jack didn’t get it. I mean, I felt sorry for the guy. Sure. Being stuck between this life and the next. But just because I found him, does that mean I needed to keep him?

I think not!

Sadly, when Jack got that look in his eyes, that weary, almost teary (if his tear-ducts worked) look, I melted. I just couldn’t send him away. Not even Jack knew where he would go after he died.

Would he, like, die? As in — dead, nada, kaput, finito, gone, no more? Bye bye, sayonara, ciao, hasta la vista baby and all that?

I couldn’t have that on my conscience. No way.

I lay on my bed, wondering what to do about him. “Jaaaaaaack,” I hollered.

“Jaaaaaaack!”

Still no answer.

“Jack!”

Jack…materialized.

His eyes rolled down to the ground. He was making those puppy eyes again. “Jack, I told you not to do that. I told you not to play on my sympathies.”

His puppy eyes became worse.

His skin was gray and, well, dead.

“Oh, brother,” I said. “I have to do something about you. If mom finds out I have another ‘imaginary friend’ — at my age — well, I’d die of embarrassment. But, like, really die. Not like you.” I wondered about this. Would I die? Was Jack a freak accident, or did all people live on like him? Think of the cemeteries…

The idea excited me somewhat.

What would you have me do, Miss Kira?

“Knock off the Miss Kira crap. I told you it’s just Kira.”

Yes, Miss Kira.

The dead. There’s just no reasoning.

“Fine, Miss Kira it is then.” Rover barked like a lunatic in the garden. No one else might be able to see Jack, but I was sure my dog could.

“I have to do something about this,” I mumbled.

-2-

The Rat

Mike knocked on the door before I had time to leave the house. Mike was the guy I thought (at the time) was perfect.

“Who is it?”

“It’s me, baby.”

Baby, urgh — I wasn’t his baby. I dated Mike because he was the quarterback, because girls are supposed to like the quarterback, because it’s just so darn perfect to be seen with the quarterback, like we’re brainwashed into thinking these things from the first romantic doll set mom buys us.

This was my previous life.

“Mike.”

“Uh-huh. Gonna let me in?”

So you can try rub me up and then complain when I don’t let you? This, dear reader, was the big problem with Mike. The second we first kissed, his hand went way too far south for me to be comfortable — and I pulled back.

Mike suddenly wasn’t so perfect.

“Uhm, I was just on my way out,” I said.

“Kira? C’mon, open the door.” He sounded upset. “Is there someone in there with you?”

Boys. As if.

I didn’t know much about love (nothing, actually) but I knew this wasn’t it.

“Uhm, now’s not the time, Mike.”

“C’mon, Kira, what’s going on?” He banged harder.

When in doubt…lie. I opened the door a crack. “There’s a dead rat in the house, Mike. Been here for days. I gotta go get some detergent and stuff to handle the stench.”

Mike stepped back. He peered through the crack of the door.

“It’s really bad,” I said.

“I’ll drive you.”

“I’m afraid the smell” — I stuck my armpit to my nose — “has found its way all over me. I’ll drive myself.”

“O — okay. Fine.” And then he grinned like he wanted something. “Later? My place?”

Urgh. “Uhm, sure…er…later. Not sure when though.”

“Six.”

I fought the urge to roll my eyes. According to girls at school, he was apparently so damn good looking — theoretically. But for me personally, he did nothing. Moved nothing. Twisted nothing. “Look, I gotta go, Mike. I gotta — ”

“Kira.” His eyes grew stern. “You’ve been avoiding me…”

Bingo! Well done contestant number one! And what have you won? A brain!

I tilted my head. “Mike, look, this…rat — I need to deal with it. We’ll talk later, okay? Bye.” I closed the door, not waiting for an answer, and peered out the peep hole. Mike hung around for a second, shoulders wide and eyes glaring straight at me through the door. Could he see me? Did he know I was looking at him?

He kicked something off the ground, and I had the distinct impression he mouthed the word Bitch before leaving. But I wasn’t sure…

-3-

The Mack

“Roll down the window, Jack.” Jack was recently dead, so he still had a smell about him. (Which only I could smell…)

I had purposely skipped breakfast. Maybe Jack would help me lose weight. I was (still am) a little wide, although it had never stopped guys flirting with me. I know how to dress.

But I could be skinnier.

Lucy Rogers was skinny. All bones and no boobs.

Charlene Carverton was a babe. Cheerleader. Big chest (which she pushed out generously with a push-up — if only guys knew). Toned thighs. Charlene only dated college boys (back then), which I still think is pretty gross for a girl her age.

He’s not for you,” Jack said out the blue.

“Hmm?”

This…Mike — he’s wrong for you, Miss Kira.” For all Jack’s faults (mainly, being dead), he has a good heart. Factually, probably it’s why I kept him around at first.

“You think I don’t know that?”

Then why don’t you dump him?

I braked at a stop sign. Looked left and right. “Because I’d look like an idiot. I flirted with him and showed interest, and one kiss later I can’t stand the sight of him.”

So dump him.

“It’s not that simple. Kids at school — they can be vicious. I have to let it fade slowly. If I drop the bomb on him, I’ll never hear the end of it through senior year.”

“And you care?”

Yes, I did. Forget Guantanamo, schools are rough. “You don’t understand, Jack. Maybe school was different in your day. But in mine, well, we walk through metal detectors.”

Schools weren’t too different in my day.” I noted the sadness in his voice.

“You okay?”

I’m dead.

Right. “You miss…your life?”

Jack shrugged. “I like being with you, Miss Kira. And I don’t remember much of my life. I think I’m in limbo.

“Limbo?”

Yes, like I have some unfinished business. If only I could remember…what…it is…” He scratched his head.

“Any ideas?”

Well, it can’t be love. If it were love, I’d be a vampire. That’s who teenage girls fall in love with these days.”

“A vampire? That’s just what I need — two undead beings stalking me.”

I feel I have something to do around you, Miss Kira. I don’t know what, but something. Something important.

I looked over at him. “Me?”

I was still looking at him when I missed the stop sign.

The Mack truck drove straight into us.

 

About the author:

R P Channing started writing three years ago, but never published anything even after churning out over a million words of fiction. Thirst: Blood of my Blood is the first book he dared to publish. When asked why, he said, “Because it’s the first thing I wrote that my wife actually enjoyed reading.” When not hammering away (most literally) at his keyboard, he can be found buried in a book, reading anything from romance to horror to young adult to non-fiction to comedy.

Find him on: Website | Twitter | Amazon

Blog Tour: Not Enough by Mia Hoddell (Excerpt + Giveaway + Review + Teasers!)

Hey bookies! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for NOT ENOUGH!

Check out my review below!

Title: Not Enough
Author: Mia Hoddell
Release Date: November 16th 2015
Pages: 324

Neve Colvin isn’t good enough. As an introvert, her life is a never-ending list of labels and criticism. Pressures to change come from everyone—including the one person she thought would love her unconditionally … her mother. All Neve wants is acceptance, but surrounded by extroverts it’s a wish that’s nearly impossible to fulfil.

For Neve there’s only one solution: anyone disapproving must go. Even if it means only one person will remain.

That person is her lifelong friend Blake Reynolds. He’s seen the fights with her mum, the breakdowns caused by attacks on her personality, and the battles for acceptance. Each time she is left shattered and questioning who she is, he’s the one to collect the pieces of her broken heart. Shielding her from the cruelty is his only concern. But how can he protect her when Neve is concealing a secret so dark?

Blake thinks he knows everything about her, and with their relationship developing, he assumes Neve trusts him fully. However, there is one memory Neve is too ashamed of to share. Revealing it will test Blake’s loyalty beyond what she could ever ask, and Blake is the only friend she can’t afford to lose. He’s the one person capable of dragging her from the darkness plaguing her, but with pressures to conform increasing, even Blake may not be enough to pull her back this time.

 Goodreads

* * Giveaway * *

 

ENTER THE RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY HERE!

ONLY 0.99 FOR THE RELEASE WEEK!

Amazon (US) | Amazon (UK) | Amazon (CA) | Amazon (AU) | B&N | iBooks | Kobo

~~~ WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING ~~~

 

“From the dedication at the beginning up to the end this was both a thought provoking and an emotional read for me and I loved it!” – Sandra @ JeanzBookReadNReview
 
“This story tugged at my heartstrings, played on my every emotion. It was a beautifully written story of how an introverted young girl blossoms into a beautiful young woman.” – Keren Hughes, Author of Nothing Like The First Time
 
“A heartbreaking read that sometimes had me close to tears.” – Susan @ Ladies Living in Bookland
 
“Heartbreaking. Powerful. Real … I literally lived the pages, not read them … It’s so well and beautifully written, it is more than just another YA novel.” – Cristina @ Crazy Beautiful 

TEASERS

EXCERPT

“You’re not broken, Neve.” I lower my head at his words, but his finger pulls my gaze back to his. “You’re not.”

“Whatever, try telling that to everyone else.”

“F*** their opinions, Neve. You’re. Not. Broken. You’re not deficient or not good enough. You’re stronger than you believe. So what if you’re quieter than the rest of the people you’ve mixed with. That doesn’t make you any less funny, quick witted, clever, beautiful, or a great friend to be around. You’ve been given a hard time, but you’re still here fighting, and I’ll always be there beside you.”

I tense at his words, at how far from the truth they are. “I haven’t always. There have been times where fighting was the furthest thing from my mind.” If only he knew how far I’d taken things, he wouldn’t be sitting here complimenting me.

“Don’t be daft, of course you are. You’re here, aren’t you? And you just pledged your undying love to me.”

“I did no—” I stop talking abruptly when I glance up and catch his teasing grin. “You’re annoying.”

“It got a smile out of you though.”

I bob my head gently in agreement, thankful that the change of subject stopped me revealing the one and only thing Blake doesn’t know.

REVIEW

Not Enough is one of the most emotional…yet realistic novel I have ever read!

Mia Hoddell has brought my attention to the emotions faced by introverts, and how they must or might have felt whenever people tells them to go out and socialise. People think that introverts are shy and isolating themselves, and the most common phrase that comes out of their mouths, or should I say most of us, would be, “You should go out and socialise more!”

We do not realise in saying that, we are only causing more harm to them. If your personality is not, and never has been an introvert, you would never have understand how they must have felt. Even if you are think you are the closest friend.

Neve Colvin. The girl who thinks that she will never be accepted for who she is. The girl who tried her best to please her mother, only to have her confidence and heart shattered.

Neve’s mother is the one person I would love to have screamed in her face for causing so much harm to Neve. She doesn’t think or care about Neve. The only thought that probably includes Neve is how she ungrateful she thinks Neve is and that Neve should socialise more. She never STOPPED to think about the harm she has caused Neve.

Seriously, the entire time I was reading Not Enough, I wish Neve actually stood up to her mother. It’s not right, to be turned down at every turn! That my readers, is when I am so glad that Blake exists! I guess you could say he was the light in Neve’s darkness? ^_^

No amount of words will ever describe how thankful I am to know that Blake stuck by Neve’s life! She deserves someone like Blake, instead of her own mother poisoning her. Her mother don’t deserve a daughter like Neve!

This novel is so beautiful it makes my heart cry so much! From the struggles Neve face, I have learned a valuable lesson. Sometimes when you’re facing your inner demons, it is hard for people to stick by you. Yet for Neve, Blake was there for her. This is a novel, not just about two people finding love, but also about how one finds her salvation in another.

Highly recommended for readers to read this wonderful novel!

 

About the author:

#1 Amazon bestselling author Mia Hoddell lives in the UK with her family and two cats. She spends most of her time writing or reading, loves anything romantic, and has an overactive imagination that keeps her up until the early hours of the morning.

Mia has written over ten titles including her Seasons of Change series, the Chequered Flag series, the Elemental Killers series, and her standalone novels False Finder and Not Enough.

Her favourite genres are contemporary romance or romantic suspense, and with an ever growing list of ideas she is trying to keep up with the speed at which her imagination generates them. She also designs book covers on her website M Designs.

Find her on: Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon | Google+

Or sign up to her newsletter for the chance to receive ARCs, giveaways, and exclusive content first!

 

Blog Tour: Saved by Her by Michelle Horst (Excerpt + Guest Post + Review + Teasers!)

Saved by Her Blog Tour Banner

Hey bookies! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for SAVED BY HER by Michelle Horst!

Check out the teasers and an excerpt of the Monster novel!

Saved By Her Cover

Title: SAVED BY HER (A Monster Novel)
Author: Michelle Horst
Genre: Standalone Dark Romance
Release Date: November 2nd 2015
Purchase LinksAmazon (US) | Amazon (UK)

Jack

I F**K.
That’s all I do, all I’m good for.
People pay thousands just to have a taste of me.
It’s the only life I’ve ever known.
…until her.

River

I work.
That’s all I do, it’s my safe zone.
I get paid well because I’m good at my job.
It’s the only place I feel in control.
…until him.

Authors Note and WARNING: Monster is a work of fiction intended for adult readers above 18. It contains dark and sensitive subject matter that may make readers uncomfortable.
Contains explicit language and descriptions of sexual situations.

*** Standalone ***
*** No Cliffhanger ***
*** HEA ***

This book is not for everyone. Please only read it if you can handle the subject matter and are able to keep an open mind whilst reading. If you want a perfect love story, this is not it.

Goodreads

ENTER THE RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY HERE!

GUEST POST

Give us an insight into your main character. What does he do that is so special? What makes them special to you?

Jack, my baby. This character made my heart bleed.

Although he’s been a sex slave since the age of nine, Jack is still innocent in so many ways. All he’s known his entire life is slavery.

Jack’s life changes dramatically when River buys him.

Both Jack and River are recovering from their pasts. River is trying to make up for all the wrong her own father done, and Jack is learning how to live.

Watching Jack grow was very emotional. He is a fighter and he’s taught me a lot.

Jack will stay with me for a long time, because of his innocence and strength.

TEASERS

Saved By Her Teaser 1

Saved by Her Teaser 3

Saved by Her Teaser 2

EXCERPT

Jack~

Every part of my body throbs with an aching pain. It hurts so much that I can’t sleep. I don’t dare put on any of the clothes Master and Mistress Ryland brought earlier in the evening, it will hurt my raw skin too much.

Sophia managed to put on a light dress. She’s currently sitting on the side of the bed, staring at me. She tilts her head, thinking hard on something.

Growing up with Sophia, I know everything about her. I know she’s lost much more of herself over the years than I have, and that’s saying a lot, seeing as there’s nothing left of me.

I wait, knowing she’s about to speak her mind.

She brings her feet up onto the mattress and folds her arms around her shins, resting her chin on her knees. She keeps her eyes on something outside the window, when she says, “It feels different here. Master and Mistress Ryland seem nice.” She looks at me and smiles. I don’t know how she manages to smile. I just want to die! “I think we’ll be happy here.”

I turn my back to her and grumble, “In order to be happy I actually have to care about life.” I’m done caring. I cared about David and those feeling were used to control me. Caring for someone only makes you vulnerable. I’ll never place myself in such a position again.

I hear someone come into the room and I don’t even bother to see who it is. Something is placed on the table between the two beds and then a soft voice says, “What’s this I hear of you wasting my soup, Son.”

I glance over my shoulder, but the movement only causes me pain. I watch as an elderly lady pulls a chair closer to the bed I’m on.

“My mama always said; waste not, want not,” she goes on talking. Her eyes are a vibrant blue and her hair grey with a purple tinge to it. “Now I’ve brought you another bowl of soup and you’ll eat every last drop. I’ve also brought you some pills for the pain.”

The painkillers get my attention. I struggle into a sitting position, my eyes never leaving the woman. Trust no one and expect anything.

“I’m Miss Ella and that’s what you’ll call me. Don’t even try to call me Miss E, I’m nobody’s missy. My mama gave me the name Ella and I expect you to use it.” She scoops a bit of soup up and then blows on the broth before she brings it to my lips. The action reminds me of Momma. She used to do that too, so I wouldn’t burn my mouth.

I take a few bites before Miss Ella asks, “What’s your name, Son?”

I don’t answer her. I don’t want to be here and I don’t want to get friendly with anyone.

Sophia clears her throat, “His name is Jack.”

Miss Ella smiles at Sophia. “Thank you, dear, and you are?”

“I’m Sophia.”

Miss Ella feeds me until the bowl is empty and my stomach full. I want to cry with relief when she places the painkillers in my mouth. I quickly swallow them down with some water.

“My room is the one right by the stairs. If the pain gets to be too much come wake me.” She gathers the dishes and then gives me and Sophia each a pointed look. “You need to eat all your food so your bodies can heal. There’s a lot of work to be done. Everyone works here to earn their keep.” An icy ripple spreads down my spine. Miss Ella looks at Sophia. “As soon as you’re up to it you can help me in the kitchen.” And then she looks at me. “River says you’ve been born with a green thumb. That’s a good thing because no one around here likes to garden, and I’m too old to be playing with flowers. We can do with some color around here, so as soon as you’re better you can fix the gardens up nicely.”

She looks pleased with herself. “Now get a good night’s rest and I’ll see you in the morning.”

I can go on gardening here? Miss Ella said nothing about sex. Come to think of it neither did Mistress and Master Ryland. That doesn’t mean anything! As soon as we’re better they’ll put us to work. After all, Miss Ella said we have to earn our keep.

REVIEW

Once you start Saved By Her, you won’t be able to stop!

There is no going back once you start reading this Monster novel!

This is the first novel that I have read from dark romance author, Michelle Horst, and her writing has blown me away! It’s so addictive that I find it impossible to stop!

I have so much raw feelings and emotions right now because, Saved By Her is my first novel that I have finished in under an hour! It takes me at least two hours to finish reading a novel but this? Saved By Her?

IT’S TOO BEAUTIFUL!

This is the kind of novel that will break your heart so much that only weeping in silence would be able to express how you feel. Not sobbing out loud, wailing or crying, but weeping in silence as you find out how Jack and Sophia has suffered at the hands of the people who make them do the things they do.

River and Jack are the two people that makes me cry so much. What Jack and River has been through; the only thing Jack has known in his life, the things River do to give back for what her father has done, my heart weeps for them. In so many ways, Jack is innocent.

His innocence is the one thing that attracts me the most. I have never read about any characters in any novels with someone like Jack. Physically, he has lost that innocence. Yet mentally, he is innocent in so many aspects, almost like a child. That child-like innocence makes me want to hug him so tightly and it almost broke my heart when River and Jack had that one fight.

River might not have been through what Jack has, but the things she saw, did and done, she too, makes me want to hug her so badly. River is a strong woman, but only because her past had made her that. She’s like Jack. Both of them losing their innocence yet at the same time, keeping some parts of it.

Saved By Her is a wonderfully well-written novel, both emotionally and story wise. I’m definitely looking forward to more of the Monster novels and Michelle Horst’s books! This novel is highly recommended for fans of suspense romance novels and Pepper Winter’s Monsters in the Dark series!

 

 

About the author:

Michelle Horst is thirty seven years old and is from South Africa.

She’s been in love with reading from an early age. She has a passion for all things books, but she has an ultimate soft spot for nature 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.

One filled with joy. One filled with passion and heart stopping moments.

But 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. There is nothing as satisfying as that.

Thank you for each and every story you share with me.

Find her onWebsite | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon

Sign up for Michelle’s Newsletter!

Thank you to Between the Sheets Promotions for hosting this cover reveal!

Between the Sheets Promotions

Blog Tour: Our Sins by Kimberly Blalock (Interview + Review + Teasers!)

Hey bookies! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for OUR SINS!

The explosive conclusion to Abby and Evan’s love story!

Our Sins Cover

Title: Our Sins (The Angel Trilogy #3)
Author: Kimberly Blalock
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotica
Release Date: October 18th 2015
Purchase Link: Amazon (US) | Amazon (UK) | Amazon (AU)

My name is Abigale Hayes. My story has been brutal thus far, but brutal is nothing I haven’t felt my entire life. I love Evan Young. He’s everything to me. There are monsters waiting, lurking, and ready to pounce. I seriously recommend you’re careful who you choose to trust. I wasn’t.
I’m Evan Young. I love her, I want to keep her safe and happy. I’m failing on both counts. I’ve chosen to bring her into a life filled with evil. I should let her go, but I can’t, I won’t. She’s mine and I’m hers, end of.

Until oblivion it is then…

Goodreads

INTERVIEW

1) What/Who/When/Where/How did your inspiration for The Angel Trilogy came about?

I wanted to publish a book. I began writing this story 2.5 years ago. Initially it was 1 book called “to serve and protect. I even had the ISBN for that title. One day I just knew this would be a series. And the names literally just came to me.

2) The Angel Trilogy are literally filled with plot twists. So how did you get so much ideas from? Movies, tv series you watch? Or music and books?

I’m a huge action movie buff. I love movies. I also enjoy writing things that maybe you wouldn’t normally read. I don’t prefer the “typical” boy meets girl HEA. I like danger and drama. I imagine what would happen in every circumstance and go from there. I also enjoy the shock factor!

3) I find it really exciting that Evan Young is a secret agent of sort! So hot-and-badass agents, sexy bikers, sinful musicians or intense billionaires? ^_^ 

Hot badass agents!!

4) Who do you think would be able to pull of the characters in The Angel Trilogy? 🙂

Oh that is a great question! I think if I could get a bit of the Rock and Channing to play Evan that would be fabulous!! For Natalia I would say a cross between Angelina and Jessica Biel. I see Jennifer Gardner playing Abby.

5) Who or which authors and books series have inspired you to write down the story of Abby and Evan? Or did the idea of their epic love was something you had in mind for a long time?

I really had this story in my head for a ling time. I hadnt read anything like the angel trilogy before then. I wanted Epic and unbelievable! And I think that’s what I ended with.

6) Did you ever had the thought to take a break from writing? What pushed you on? 🙂

Oh yes every single day lol. Its hard to maintain an hone 4 children and a full time job on top of writing and promoting. And trust me, to get your name out there as an indi autho you must promo alot!! But i love to write, its my passion so that pushes me on.

Our Sins Teaser 2

 

REVIEW

This book is a beautiful masterpiece! One of the best novel I have read in 2015!

I have never read such an emotional novel like Our Sins! The most dangerous, sweetest and intense romance between Evan Young and Abigale Hayes makes The Angel Trilogy one of the hardest series to let go after Our Sins!

Our Sins is truly one of the most amazing novel I have ever read for a conclusion to a series! I cried so much (okay, not literally but it was definitely emotional!) for what Abby and Evan went through and there was just so much emotions spilling out from the author’s words and writing!

Well, if there’s one thing I was unsure of before, I am most definitely able to tell you this now – Kimberly Blalock loves torturing her characters and readers with plot twists!

Our Sins is literally, and I do mean LITERALLY, filled with plot twists! I had absolutely no idea what the next page is going to be like! I honestly thought Our Sins would be a happy novel filled with love and marriage since it is the final book telling Evan and Abby’s story.

I was wrong. Oh, so wrong!

Our Sins is the epitome of emotional and plot twists elements in a book!

Abigale Hayes is so strong. She may be physically smaller but mentally? She’s definitely stronger than most people. Evan Young’s emotions, oh god, they turned on the waterworks. It was so painful to read each and every word on Evan’s emotions!

Our Sins is definitely my favourite book in The Angel Trilogy! I can’t wait to read Kimberly Blalock’s next novel and honestly?

I WILL READ WHATEVER THIS AUTHOR WRITES!

Our Sins is highly recommended to all readers! The Angel Trilogy is beautiful series!

OUR SINS BOOK TRAILER

 

 

About the author:

Kimberly BlalockKimberly has been writing since she was a young girl growing up in Kansas City, Mo. Reading and writing has always been a big part of her life. She enjoys a world she can get lost in while reading a good book. A wife and mother to four beautiful children she decided she wasn’t busy enough. She spent some time chasing down fugitives as a bounty hunter then laid down her hand cuffs and finished her college degree in nursing.

Kimberly loves discovering new music to jam out to and loves anything that’s different. When Kimberly isn’t writing or playing superhero for her children, she takes care of her patients as a Registered nurse in the field of hospice.

Find her on: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon

Email: kimblalockangel@gmail.com

~~~ OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES ~~~

His Angel (The Angel Trilogy #1)

When Evan Young walks into Abigale Hayes’s life she falls; mind, body, and soul for the man she thinks he is, having no idea that the secrets he holds in his hands will destroy the girl she is. Abby must decide how the truth will affect the relationship that has her craving more with every breath she takes and how she will take revenge into her own hands. Evan will die to protect Abby and will kill for her too. The events that unfold will change who Abigale Hayes is forever.

Amazon US ► http://amzn.to/1H4UEcw
Amazon CA ► http://amzn.to/1H4UIJo
Amazon AU ► http://bit.ly/1EBOf8n
B&N ► http://bit.ly/1IaZoMC

My Demons (The Angel Trilogy #2)

Abigale Hayes has had many things ripped from her life. She‘s been broken and emotionally left to die in the darkness she’s been living in for far too long. Love finds Abby is ways she hadn’t imagined would ever be possible, but so do lies and betrayal. Abby will be put in a position to protect the one man she loves and has realized without a doubt she will love forever. Evan’s love for Abby will take him to a whole new depth of darkness and dealing with those that want the love of his life for themselves will be the end of Evan and Abby. Or will it?

Amazon US ► http://amzn.to/1BjS0tO
Amazon CA ► http://amzn.to/1DFxusl
Amazon AU ► http://bit.ly/1yshc5Q
B&N ► http://bit.ly/1IaZTpM

Special Anniversary Blog Tour: New Orleans Temptation Series by Monica May (Excerpts + Freebie + Teasers!)

New Orleans Temptation Anniversary Sale Banner

Hey bookies! This is a special blog tour for Monica May! 

It’s her anniversary and the first book in her New Orleans Temptation Series is free till October 31st!

The second is now $0.99, so get both copies!

Check out her teasers and excerpt below!

(BE WARNED! THE EXCERPTS ARE STEAMY!)

Devastated Cover

Title: Devastated (New Orleans Temptation #1)
Author: Monica May
Purchase LinksAmazon (US) | Amazon (UK) | Amazon (CA)

Living the American Dream Shelby had everything she could have dreamed of. A handsome husband two wonderful children a beautiful home and a great job.

What else could she ask for?

In an instant her world is turned upside down when she innocently looks at her husband’s phone. With this Devastating discovery Shelby has to decide if she will walk away from twenty years of marriage or will she find a way to fit into Grant’s erotic world?

Will she walk on the wild side she never knew she had? How far will she go? If she crosses the line will she be able to live with herself when the sun comes up? Or will she let her over conservative personality end her marriage?

Goodreads

Devastated Teaser 1

Devastated Teaser 2

EXCERPT

“Enough with all this chit-chat, Grant, come fuck me,” I say as I pull him into the room.

“Always, my Bossy Girl!” He does as he’s told, and he does it quick. He doesn’t remove a shred of my clothing. Picking me up swiftly, he lays me across the bed and heads back to the door to lock it. Walking back from the door, he unzips his pants. Once he reaches me, he turns me over and pushes my shoulders down on the bed.

He enters me with force and pounds quickly. It feels so sexy for him to be so dominant. It takes him a moment to regain control of himself to give me steady thrusts. I am now able to rock back and forth on my knees to meet him. My skirt is pushed up high on my waist, with my breasts spilling out of my corset. Grant’s hands are firm on my hips pulling me back and forth. I love when he pulls all the way out letting me feel his entire length.

Slowing his motions, I feel his cock grow larger. I feel the walls of my pussy contract onto him as my orgasm comes over me in a pulsating wave. It literally starts in my toes and moves through my entire body all the way up to my head. He slows down just enough to let me catch my breath, but does not stop thrusting , making it that much better.

After passionately rolling around in the bed for a few minutes, I’m able to get on top of him, and I brace my arms on the headboard behind his head. His green eyes stare up at me. Using the headboard for support, I ride him with force and depth. I am so wet, my slickness allows my clit to rub on his pelvis. I feel my orgasm coming again so soon, and I want Grant to come with me. “Do you like my soaking wet pussy on you? Do you want me to fuck you harder?” He gets so turned on by dirty talk, and right on cue, we both come together with fireworks. I ride him slowly until I no longer feel him pulsating inside of me. I collapse on top of him as he wraps his arms around me, flipping us over and devouring me in kisses.

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000026_00023]

Title: Hidden (New Orleans Temptation #2)
Author: Monica May
Purchase LinksAmazon (US) | Amazon (UK) | Amazon (CA)

After losing her husband Samantha throws her life into recreating her Great Aunts erotic club on Bourbon Street.  She does her best to avoid getting close to any man but how long can she hold out when Parke enters her life?  While trying to avoid her attraction to Parke Samantha tries her best to make her club a hit by hiring the most beautiful people in New Orleans.

During the hiring process Shelby begs her to hire a women she met at the battered women’s shelter.  Reluctantly Samantha caves and hires Sunny not knowing much about her.  Will this hire bring down her entire club? Samantha has no idea that Sunny is running from a man, a man that has vowed to find her and kill her if she ever ran from him again.  As the President of the MC group The Flaming Dragons his reach is far and wide.  Will he find her?  Can Sunny’s new love interest Jackson keep her safe?

Goodreads

Hidden Teaser 1

Hidden Teaser 2

EXCERPT

“That has never happened to me before,” I whisper. “What are you doing to me, Jackson?” I grin up at him.

“About to make love to you,” he says, pulling the belt around my waist releasing my dress. It slides down my newly shaven legs pooling at my feet. “If that is a new feeling to you, I have a lot of catching up to do, babe.”

“You will have to wait your turn for show and tell, handsome.” Dropping to my knees, I pull the string on his pants releasing them to find their place in a pool across from my dress. My eyes have to be as big as saucers right now. First of all, he is commando, yep, nothing under those sexy pants of his but his pure hot muscles of steel. Secondly and most importantly, I’m taken by his size. He’s a very large man standing at 6’3” with the most beautiful penis I have ever seen. I know, ladies, they’re not really pretty, but you haven’t seen this one. It’s long and thick with a perfectly round head. I stare at it in amazement watching it jerk under my gaze.

“You’re killing me up here. Snap out of the daydream, darling.”

I look up at him from under my eyelashes slowly taking him into my mouth and placing one hand at his shaft not sure I’ll be able to take all of him. But I’m sure as hell going to try. I hear him groan as I open a little wider to let him go deeper working his shaft with my other hand. I slowly pull away licking his slit gently while massaging his balls.

“Fuck, Sunny, you have to slow down or I’m gonna lose my shit here.”

I ignore his plea taking him in again and sucking hard while pulling away. The sense of power I feel right now is so exhilarating, I feel the wetness increasing. When I feel his balls tighten, I know I’m almost home free. But before I take him down again, his large arms are under mine pulling me into his. I wrap my legs around his waist pressing my heels into his firm ass while he walks to the sofa.

“I can’t wait another damn minute, Sunny, I need to be inside of you like yesterday.”

“Then what are you waiting for? Jackson, I’m so wet for you.”

Find the author on: Facebook | Goodreads