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Cover Reveal ~ Remembrance: A Heart Lines Novel by Heather Hildenbrand


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Remembrance: A Heart Lines Novel by Heather Hildenbrand

 

She’s the cure that could save him. If only she could remember how.

Two years ago, 20 year-old Samantha Knight experienced a life-altering trauma. Unfortunately, she can’t remember what it was. Previously outgoing, fun, and carefree—it’s as if someone flipped a switch on Sam’s insides. Now, she’s afraid of everything, socially awkward, and convinced she’s going crazy. As Beyonce would say, she woke up like this. Sam tries her best to juggle college classes, work, and the nosiest roommate ever, but behind the curtain, Sam’s life is all about keeping a firm grip on her own mind. And life is kicking her ass.

Alex Channing has only one enemy in this world: werewolves. Born and raised to fight in the supernatural military, he has become an expert athunting and killing rabid werewolves. But when Alex is bitten and infected, he finds himself racing against a ticking clock for his own survival.

Alex’s search for a cure leads him finally to an oracle in a seaside town in California. And she gives him the reading of a lifetime. The key to his cure is a girl who forgets things, cries spontaneously, and might just be insane. And the only way she can save him is to do the one thing Alex knows is impossible: she has to remember.

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Book 1 in the anticipated Heart Lines series, a spin-off of the bestselling Dirty Blood series. Note: you do NOT have to read Dirty Blood first. You can start here!

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Book Blitz ~ December Rain by A.L. Goulden: Excerpt, Author Interview & Giveaway!


December Rain  (August Fog, #2)

December Rain by A.L. Goulden


(August Fog #2)
Publication date: November 25th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica, Romance

~Synopsis~

Monica and Alex Waters have spent that last few months working to repair a broken marriage and rekindle their passion. Just as they start finding their spark, Quinn Matthews and his escalating career resurfaces, but this time Alex makes the decision to let Monica go.

The devastation of losing her high school sweetheart, her home, and even her dog twists Monica down a destructive path that alienates her from her closest friends and lands her on Quinn’s couch. Despite her efforts to resist jumping into his arms again, the spark between them reignites and sweeps her away on a whirlwind holiday adventure. She finds that falling in love with Quinn’s family and lifestyle is as easy as falling for his ocean colored eyes. The problem is that it’s all too easy, and when she sees that Quinn’s reinvented life has completely shifted towards her dreams, she starts to question whether he’s too good to be true.

Quinn has a secret that was never meant to be kept this long, but will Monica be able to trust another man who’s lied? And now that Quinn’s got his happily ever after in sight, he’s not about to let her go or share her with another man.

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~Excerpt~

 (Monica and her husband Alex run into Quinn very unexpectedly)

The outdoor style shopping mall is bustling with tourist and local art lovers. Rows of art galleries surround the courtyard where a stage welcomes a local reggae band. Monica settles into a groove and starts dancing with the crowd. Alex tries to hang in for a couple of songs before he starts feeling claustrophobic and looks to the galleries and shops around them.

“Go ahead,” she says with a loving smile. “I’ll meet you down there… after one more song.”

He gives her a little kiss on the cheek and glides his hand across her behind before making his way out of the crowd. His attention is pulled by various pieces in gallery windows along the way. There’s a large glass sea turtle in shades of green and gold followed by a painting of an autumn forest with heavy texture. He stands daydreaming for a minute until he’s distracted by a reflection passing in the glass. It’s so brief he’s sure it’s his imagination. He barely catches a glimpse down the mall as the backside of the man disappears into another gallery.

Alex follows the ghost, dodging through happy couples and pushy salespeople trying to get his attention. Before he can see inside the gallery, a painting that’s prominently displayed on a front wall stops him. A cold washes over as he stands there staring at it. He slowly moves inside, mesmerized by the familiar vibrant paint strokes until he sees a few people gathered in the back. A man talking to two smiling women stills himself as Alex’s eyes freeze on the back of his shaved head. No words were needed as the tropical air takes a chill. Even the women sense a showdown, and step back to give Quinn room.

Quinn turns. What do I say? Fuck! I thought that was him. I hoped it wasn’t. Quinn moves very slowly towards Alex. Is he gonna hit me? I do deserve it. Might as well get it over with. “Hey.” Quinn pauses near the center of the room waiting.

Alex swallows hard, his nostrils flaring and fist clenched. His jaw flexes as his breathing grows heavier, but the emotions just start to turn to mush. His eyes fill as thoughts of his new friend’s betrayal wash over and the painting draws his eyes again.

“I’m sorry Alex,” Quinn says quietly.

Monica nearly passes the gallery on her way to see their friends when Alex’s shirt first catches her eye. She halts and shifts backwards until she sees the painting and stops. It’s a female figure bent forward reaching for her toes. The abstract form of her body in swirls of orange and reds is cradled by a man swathed in blues and purple. Oh my God! That’s me. That’s us, stretching. It can’t be. He’s…

She struggles for air as the tears swell, and she can already feel him. As she stands there, not crossing the threshold, the two men watch her. When her eyes finally land on Quinn, electricity fills the room. She can only see him and the deep tan that backdrops the pale oceany eyes reaching for her. A warm drop gently slides down her cheekbone as her breathing syncs with his. His lips move slightly hinting at words that he can’t find, and she struggles not to run into his arms.

Alex’s discomfort is audible as he clears his clogged throat to rattle her attention to his worried eyes. She steps in and touches his hand briefly. “I’ll be outside,” she says, turning without another glance at Quinn.

Her feet move quick as her thoughts try to keep up. What are they doing? Alex is gonna hit him. I can’t believe he’s here. What are the odds? Did he know we’d be here? No. Maybe he moved here. That painting was him and I together. Would Alex know that? It’s pretty abstract. Fuck! This can’t be happening. Before she knows it, she’s at the other end of the mall near the parking lot. She settles on a bench to wait for the world to stop crumbling around her.

~Author Interview~

How did you come up with the story?

There is a little bit of real life in the story. I was laid up on the couch for a summer, forced to quit my job, because of three stress fractures in my ankle that wouldn’t heal. I was reading a lot to pass the time and eventually started writing. There really was a sexy neighbor, he really is an artist, but there was never really an affair. Luckily I’m married to a man that finds my overactive imagination amusing and he never once thought it was autobiographic.

So many of the books I was reading had a similar heroine who was “damaged” as well as the same alpha males. I wanted to build characters that were realistic and flawed to see if I could make them sexy as well. People you would know. Your best friend or coworker. Real life is complicated and real love is even worse. I knew Monica wasn’t always going to be likable. As much as we’d like to deny it, most of us aren’t when we’re going through life changes or stressful events. But that wasn’t a reason not to connect to her or even understand her. I didn’t want a woman who just callously throws away her life-long commitment because she needs to have sex. Monica loves her husband. He’s her best friend. But she realizes that she wants more than a friend and Quinn reminds her that she’s more than just this wife.

I struggled with the premise of an artist, because it’s been done so many times and is a little cliche. But I know a lot of real artists, painters, sculptors, whose lives are very free and I wanted Quinn to have that. It’s an element in Monica’s past that she let go of and forgot about. So, I looked at it like another opportunity to take a cliche and make it more realistic. There are secrets behind him that will eventually test her ideas of freedom and trust. It’s all about her growing into who she is supposed to be and finding out in her mid-thirties that she hasn’t been honest with herself.

I set out to create a story that touches on the complications of love and commitment. It’s been an adventure and I’ve learned so much. I never thought it would be a finished novel, much less multiple, but once I got into it I didn’t want to stop. I know I still have a ton to hone and learn, but I’m finding that the challenges of writing are so addictive that I can’t imagine ever quitting now. It’s become my vice I guess. The reality is that I have another career still as a Production Designer and Art Director in film and television so writing does tend to be crammed into my nights and weekends or between shows.

What led you into writing? Was it a lifelong ambition, or the result of some type of turning point in your life?

I’ve been writing casually since I was in fifth grade. My first story was about five fifth grade boys and an escaped con. Stories were the biggest reason I got into the film and television industry, but as a visual person I ended up in the art department. It’s only been the last few years that I was provoked to push myself to write novels.

About Cover Design?

I love designing my own book covers and graphics. I chose the titles of each book based on the literal and emotional condition in Monica Waters’ life. The element that links all three book covers together is the eye and the predominantly white background. I wanted to reflect the voyeurism that runs through Monica’s world, as well as the intense effect Quinn’s blue eyes have one her. Instead of going dark, as erotic covers tend to be, I wanted to connect to the comfort she finds in a white blanket of fog. I was warned that a white cover might not attract the right readers, but I’m not one to shy away from doing things differently.

Through the series each cover slips into a new shade of oceany color that works with the accent images. August Fog was all about San Francisco and the fog that took over when the complicated affair began. December Rain reflects the tears shed and washing away of everything she knew before Quinn. I don’t want to spoil April Snow’s cover yet, but I’ll say that it reflects springing into a new beginning and her growth. Hopefully readers will see the transformation and get the undertones of the story in just a glance.

What are you working on now?

I’m writing the final book in the August Fog series titled April Snow as well as a stand alone novel called Chasing Swells. I’m really excited about Chasing Swells because it’s so different from this series, but it will be a little sad to say goodbye those characters.

What are some of your likes and dislikes?

Likes (or LOVES):

Chocolate – The darker the better!

Cooking – Anything I can do in a dutch oven or cast iron skillet.

Complicated characters with mystery. – Not all has to be unveiled to me.

Movies – I am a film-o-holic.

Laughter – Life is too short to live without it.

Dislikes:

Instant Love in romance novels. (Lust is okay though.)

Overreactions

Assumptions (I’m guilty unfortunately.)

Chardonnay (One bad night can spoil it forever.)

Mean spirited people. (A no brainer though right?)

Tell us one thing about yourself that we wouldn’t know?

I love to build things. I built the decks in our backyard by myself. It started as a dare, but I did it.

If there was one thing you could tell your readers, what would it be?

Thank you. Thank you for giving some of your time to hang out with me and my characters.

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~Author Bio~

A.L. GouldenI’m a designer, author, wife and dog-lover living in the South Pasadena area of California. I got my BFA in Film Production from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, but my love of a good story came way before college. I remember writing my first full story in fifth grade on a typewriter. I cut and pasted it into a book, complete with cardboard cover and taped binding. Things have changed a lot since then. With the magnificent digital age I can produce books and give them to the world without a sticky mess.

In college numerous instructors and peers praised my dialogue pushed me to hone my storytelling skills. Of course the need to cut and paste was still there, so I went into the world of Production Design and Art Direction for films and television. It gave me the ability to connect design to storytelling in a way that no other career can. The past 18 years have spun a unique perspective on visually emotional tales of relationships and the thread that ties all things together. Now I’m shifting focus on the driving force that brought me here… stories. I hope that I can share a unique perspective on life, love and the pursuit in all of the above.

~Author Links~

Twitter | Facebook | Website | Goodreads

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Blog Tour ~ Mist Unveiled by Nancy Corrigan


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Mist Unveiled by Nancy Corrigan

Elemental Desire series

Publication date: October 1, 2014

Genres: Erotic Paranormal/Fantasy

Sexual Heat: Explicit M/F sex only

~Rating: 4/5 stars~

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~Synopsis~

Cat has one love in her life—science. Facts rule her, not passion. At least it doesn’t until an unknown deadly virus claims her sister’s life. Cat’s quest for answers takes her to Greenland and drops her into the arms of the one man who sways her devotion from logic to passion. Rune stirs her lusts, ignites her desires and fuels her carnal cravings, but he isn’t simply a lover, nor is he human. He’s a weapon, one that has the potential to save or destroy her.

Rune, a child of the mist, awakens into a world hovering on the verge of destruction. Rising temperatures have released his enemies from their frozen prison without his knowledge. He searches for them but finds Cat, a human with the power to save him and the world. He hungers for her—blood, body and soul. Every moment of shared passion convinces him of the truth—she’s his greatest treasure, one he’ll die to keep. A Romantica® paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

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~Excerpt~

He grasped her hip and settled her over him so her cotton-covered cleft pressed along his cock. She didn’t shift away from the evidence of his arousal. Another breathy sound escaped. The small sign of her approval encouraged him. He slid his hand to her ass and massaged. She bit her lip.
“I hadn’t expected the woman I’d awaited on to be so captivating.”
She chuckled. The throaty sound tightened his balls. “Really? Have you been out in the cold too long? I’m far from captivating. I’m not even wearing matching shoes.”
He’d noticed the details. They hadn’t meant anything to him. He skimmed his fingertips along the edge of her jaw. “And if you have to make a point of that, it confirms my suspicions about you.”
She gripped his shoulders. “What are you talking about?”
Her quickened heartbeat made him smile. He’d pegged her right. With her shiny black hair, intelligent eyes and a face that could’ve belonged to an angel, she no doubt had a slew of males vying for her body. She didn’t want to be bothered with their attention. The why didn’t matter. His touch had awakened her lusts. If he had to hold her close to protect her, he had no reason not to enjoy the benefits of her interest. Sex had been the only thing that had made having a consort bearable the last time too.
“You hide behind layers of clothing, hoping males don’t notice how gorgeous you are.”
She closed her eyes, blocking what he could’ve garnered from them. “Is that so?”
He sifted his fingers through the locks of her hair and dislodged the tie holding it back. Strands of pure silk tickled his skin.
With his palm cradling her head, he skimmed his nose over her temple and breathed in more of her exotic scent. “Yes. Is it because you don’t want the attention or…” A surge of jealousy he had no business feeling choked him. “Or because you are already bound to another?”

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~Review~

Wow!!!!

This book blends ancient Norse Mythology with our more common paranormal flare taking on a new twist on the popular vampire storyline.

This story is about Cat who is a scientist who believes in facts and figures and her research. She finds herself in Greenland researching a deadly virus that has taken her sister’s life. With so many things against her she finds herself at dead-end after dead-end and not knowing what else to do, she flies herself to the heart of the virus to do some hands on research. The moment she arrives she comes face to face with a man who introduces himself as Rune, and convinces her that has been hired by her boss as security, and aid her during her stay in Greenland. The sexual attraction between them is instant. I think in the very first page of them meeting they are making out, which neither of them is able to explain.

Rune a Mist Warden has recently awaken from his slumber along with his brethren to learn that the ancient Fire Demons of Asgard have escaped their ice prison and begun wreaking their havoc across the lands. The Fire Demons are set on destroying the Norse Gods of old and consuming their power causing Ragnarök to take place earlier then foretold and leaving them to rule over the new world. Rune as a Warden is responsible and determined to destroy the Fire Demons and put an end to their devious plans. However when an intelligent scientist named Cat steps foot on his land he finds she may be a distraction he can’t resist.

This story was great, I loved the inventive new take on Vampires. I was thrilled with the lack of predictability in this book, the new features of the characters and most importantly the heat that radiated off the pages when Cat and Rune were together.

I really enjoyed the start to this series and can’t wait to read more.

I highly recommend it!

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~Author Bio~

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I’ve always been an avid reader and encourage everyone to escape the hectic daily grind with a few minutes a day in your favorite book.

I’m lucky enough to share my cat’s home with my three wonderful children, husband, dog and snake. When not writing, I work as a chemist in a pharmaceutical lab.

My passions beyond reading and family include music, classic cars, tattoos and animals (all of which have found their way into my writing in one form or another).

So that’s a little bit about me…

~AuthorLinks~

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Happy Reading!

-Ana @SoManyBooksSoLittleTime

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Posted by on October 30, 2014 in Books We've Read

 

Ghosts in the Mirror by Joyce Mangola


Ghosts in the Mirror

Ghosts in the Mirror by Joyce Mangola

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Published June 21st 2013 by Lycaon Press (first published June 20th 2013)

~Rating: 4/5 stars~

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~Synopsis~

Sixteen-year-old Jeremy Riggs has lived his life in and out of the hospital. While the doctors are clueless as to why he lapses into comas, he is well aware of his unique ability to merge with a wandering spirit. With his own soul too weak to sustain life, it’s the only thing keeping him alive.

Waking up from a coma a year after being found at the county dump—next to the remains of the last spirit to inhabit him—Jeremy finds the newest spirit is nothing like the previous ones. It’s bent on revenge and has the will to take control over his body. With the police lining him up as a murder suspect and an ancient evil pursuing him, Jeremy must help the ghost hitching a ride in his body find eternal rest without seeing his own soul snuffed out.

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~Excerpt~

The trees along the sidewalk offered a little shelter from the few headlights from passing cars. Jeremy moved as fast as his fear allowed. That sick feeling just wouldn’t leave him, and he fished out a lollipop to calm his nerves. What good was packing a survival kit if it didn’t include his favorite snack?

His steps faltered, and he looked to his left, shivering. The house he’d been looking for stared back at him. The broken door looked like a jagged smile, the windows more like sinister eyes. Three stories high and he’d have to scale every single creepy step to get to what he needed.

A whip of cold wind had Jeremy moving into the house, squeezing through the broken slats. His nose wrinkled, and he pulled his shirt up over half his face as his lollipop fell out of his mouth. Dust hung in the air. It clogged his nostrils, and he gagged, but he couldn’t stop his exploration. At the base of the first flight of stairs, he closed his eyes. Eerie whispers filtered through his ears, and he shakily ascended the first step. Halfway up his hand came away from the rail as if it burned him. The sickening feeling crawled all over his skin, and he fought the urge to run back outside.

“This was a bad idea.” His right hand tapped his leg twice, and he sighed. Beverly wouldn’t allow him to run if he wanted to.

He ignored the rooms on the second floor and continued to the third. At the top, he leaned over, the urge to throw up strong. Jeremy wiped the tears away from his cheeks, waiting for his eyes to adjust to the dark. His right hand fumbled for the small flashlight in his backpack, and he stopped it.

“Not yet. Give me a minute.” He hunched over again and gagged, glad his stomach held down his cookie binge. He made his way down the hall. Above him, the string for the attic steps dangled, cobwebs stretched along the expanse. His fingers grasped for the cord.

The door gave away when he tugged. Jeremy covered his face as dust and debris fell down. His feet fought to steady themselves on the steps. One by one he ascended, his breathing labored. He scrambled into the small space and slid down against the wall.

“Okay. Now let’s get some light.” Beverly grabbed the flashlight out of the backpack and flicked it on. Jeremy had no idea what he was looking for, only that it was located in the attic. That eerie radar the ghosts gifted him with never steered him wrong before.

The chill of the room had his teeth chattering, and he swept the light around the small space. Broken furniture and a few deteriorated cardboard boxes adorned the rat-infested abode. Jeremy could hear their scurrying and plotting to expunge the trespassing human. Blinking, he concentrated. Something lingered, waiting for him to discover it. He froze as he saw the markings along the rafter beam.

“There.” He stood up and walked closer. “That’s it. Whatever that is, I’m sure of it.” He studied the lines, and the possible way the artist had created the symbol. Gouged into the wood, the marking reminded Jeremy of the hieroglyphics he studied at the library.

“Why is someone putting these in the old buildings? I see that they could be undisturbed and whatnot, but why?” He dug in his backpack and brought out a small notebook. With a pen, he quickly sketched the markings. Jeremy didn’t want to rely on his memory to remember how the symbol looked.

He checked his watch. “It’s about midnight, Beverly. Time to get home.”

Jeremy stepped to the attic ladder and staggered, dropping to his knees. His vision wavered, and the pounding in his head started. His head swiveled to the symbol as an inky shadow slithered along the floor.

“Touch it.”

A cold voice beckoned him. Wooden and jerky, Jeremy stood and shuffled like a marionette toward the odd etching in the rafters.

“Beverly,” Jeremy whimpered. “Don’t listen to it.”

“Touch it,” the voice hissed again. Jeremy gasped as his right hand reached out and caressed the symbol. A jolt of electricity coursed through him. He fell back, convulsing. Rolling over to his side, he threw up. It tasted of ash and cinder, and he gagged as more came up. He started crawling to the opening, feeling the sickly slimy sensation dance along his spine.

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~Review~

**A copy was provided through Xpresso Tours ‘Review Opp

Ghosts in the Mirror has been on my TBR pile since forever, I was so happy when I saw that Giselle had posted a “Review Opp” with said tittle, I just had to request for a copy! I loved every page, I stayed up all night reading it, I just couldn’t put it down, I just had to see what happened next.

Ghosts in the Mirror is a unique paranormal story about Jeremy, a boy we first meet when he wakes in the hospital after a year in a coma. He has no idea why this time was the longest he’s been in the hospital. All Jeremy remembers is dragging a shovel and waking up now. He’s not alone this time for something has become attached to him. Jeremy has no idea what is going on only that Beverly, a spirit in pain and looking for vengeance, won’t leave him alone. Somehow Beverly thinks he’s the answer to her prayers to finally be at peace. Jeremy’s main concern right now is to not go back into the hospital even though Beverly is making him seem crazy. It’s not his first coma either; he’s a vehicle for spirits. Each night just pulls him closer to finding out who is really behind all the people getting killed. Only thing that calms him down is painting. Just when he thinks he can finally try to be somewhat normal his paintings are saying something to one police detective.

This is truly a unique story that captivated me from the beginning and only got better as it progressed. It’s well-written, I’ll admit the book was a little bit confusing at times, but overall it was a creepy, spine chilling read. I highly recommend it! Can’t wait to read more from this author!

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~Author Bio~

Joyce Mangola has been writing for most of her life, spinning outlandish tales since she was twelve. She is a multi-published author over several genres and Joyce is her pen name for the young adult side. Writing will always be the one dream she pursued relentlessly until she succeeded with her first short story publication. She hasn’t looked back since. Besides bringing to life the different characters in her head, she enjoys drawing and playing the flute. Though a Pittsburgh native, she calls Carlisle, Pennsylvania her home for over twenty years now and has no plans of moving—unless it’s back to Pittsburgh, of course. She’s a proud mother of two sister rescue cats, Brine and Ariel, and Bailey the wonder kitten. She encourages anyone who has the heart to adopt a furry companion. Give them love and receive it back tenfold.

~Author Links~

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Happy Reading!

-Ana @SoManyBooksSoLittleTime

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Trying Too Hard by Molly Ann Wishlade


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Trying Too Hard
by Molly Ann Wishlade

ebook, 144 pages

Published January 29th 2014 by Carina

~Rating: 3.5/5 stars~

~Description~

What’s the French word for lust…? Hired as an intern at a coveted talent agency, blonde bubbly Catrin Owens knew she could be brilliant at the job. The code of conduct is crystal clear – business is business, pleasure is pleasure…and the two should never, ever meet! No problem for Catrin – she’s hardworking, and determined to excel. Until, that is, she meets the 6 ft-something wall of lean muscle that is her boss’ top client… Scarred, and brimming with forbidden sex appeal, the French rugby star Henri Chevallier crashes through the walls of Catrin’s neatly-ordered life – and throws her polished professionalism aside like a scrap of sheer French lingerie! The sex is fierce, exhilarating…life-changing – and almost all the more exciting as she knows she’s risking the career she dreamed of. Catrin knows she should step away. The problem? Henri is a temptation she can’t seem to resist…

~Review~

*A copy was provided via NetGalley

Trying Too Hard was a quick read, with a hot french rugged rugby player and a woman who has done nothing but work so hard to make everything work.  

Catrin Owen’s has finally been hired as an intern for her dream job with the bright future ahead. The main points she needs to stick by is that what goes on within the business is, well, business and outside of that is… outside of work. One big rule, the two should never entwine. Up until now this has never been a problem and Catrin is hardworking, dedicated and determined to excel in her chosen career. Catrin finally gets her own client and everything changes, she cannot keep her hands off the hunky, french rugby player – Henry Chevallier.

I can’t say I didn’t like this book, but it could have been stretched out a little more.  I feel like it lacked details and that the author was trying to cram too much into this short story. I was expecting a little bit more out of it, but all in all I enjoyed this book, it’s a perfect filler for an evening or when you have a couple of hours available to lose yourself in a light, entertaining story. I’ll definitely be looking forward to reading more from this author!

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~Author Bio~

Molly Ann Wishlade has always been an avid reader and writer of stories. Her lifetime of reading has taken her from the magical worlds of The Faraway Tree and The Borrowers, to the Greek myths and legends, to Sweet Valley High and Judy Blume’s Forever, to Asimov’s science fiction, Jane Eyre’s torment and Stephen King’s masterpieces. 
More recently she has wandered through the vivid historicals of Philippa Gregory; the bubbly, gritty delights of Adele Parks and the fast paced thrillers of James Patterson. She loves getting lost in a novel and often regrets finishing one as the characters are usually missed like old friends. She regularly indulges her insatiable hunger for romance and passion in the delicious worlds created by romantic novelists and is working on several novels herself.
What precious spare time she has is spent with her family (one gorgeous husband and two bright and beautiful children), taking long walks around the beautiful Welsh countryside (although she’s still waiting for the rescue greyhound she wants to accompany her), cooking her own secret recipe curries, drinking Earl Grey (in copious amounts) and discovering delicious wines. Oh, and she also loves to ski.

She wants to take readers on the rollercoaster that is life through the creation of her own characters, relationships and worlds.

~Author Links~

Twitter |  Website | Goodreads

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Happy Reading!

-Ana @SoManyBooksSoLittleTime

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Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell


Eleanor & Park

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Eleanor & Park
by Rainbow Rowell

Hardcover, 325 pages

Published, February 26th 2013 by St. Martin’s Press

~Rating: 4.5/5 stars~

~Description~

Two misfits.

One extraordinary love.

Eleanor… Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough…Eleanor.

Park… He knows she’ll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There’s a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises…Park.

Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

~Review~

Wow, just wow! Talk about an emotional roller coaster. I stayed up all night reading it, I just couldn’t put it down, I just had to see what happened next. And when I finished it, I was like “Wow..”, it really left me thinking. It’s one of those books that just lingers for a while after being read. This is seriously one of my favorite books that I’ve read thus far, this year. It is without a doubt, one of the sweetest love stories.  It’s not just a love story but a testament to how beautiful and special love is in a sometimes cruel and unfair world that is seemingly hellbent on keeping you down for being different.

Eleanor & Park is told from alternating points of view. I was smitten with the characters and felt like I was falling in love right with them.This gives the readers a unique perspective of their journey to falling in love. Eleanor is a very odd girl. She’s not someone who you come across often in YA. I loved how Park’s feelings developed for her. He was just too nice for his own good. Then before he knew it he was utterly in love with this odd girl. Their feelings played out so quietly at first, just nice gestures and errant thoughts. I couldn’t help but swoon.

A beautiful romance that was realistic, well put together and made my heart beat faster in the quiet moments as well as the more emotionally gut punching moments.

I highly recommend it! Can’t wait to read more from this author! 

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~Author Bio~

Rainbow RowellRainbow Rowell writes books. Sometimes she writes about adults (ATTACHMENTS and LANDLINE). Sometimes she writes about teenagers (ELEANOR & PARK and FANGIRL). But she always writes about people who talk a lot. And people who feel like they’re screwing up. And people who fall in love.
When she’s not writing, Rainbow is reading comic books, planning Disney World trips and arguing about things that don’t really matter in the big scheme of things.
She lives in Nebraska with her husband and two sons.

~Author Links~

Twitter | Facebook | Website | Goodreads

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Happy Reading!

-Ana @SoManyBooksSoLittleTime

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Blog Tour ~ Bending the Rules by L.K. Lewis


Bending the Rules (Breaking the Rules #2)

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Bending the Rules by L.K. Lewis

(Breaking the Rules #2) 
Publication date: April 1st 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

~Rating: 4/5 stars~

~Synopsis~

“Drake isn’t just someone I love, he’s the one I love the most in this world. He’s my best friend, my breath, my everything. I realize in this moment that the true reason I’m on this journey to find Drake is not just because I miss him and want him back, I’m also missing a huge part of me. Until we’re together again, my life isn’t complete. Without him I’m not whole.”-Morgan

“… I’m so sorry I couldn’t go to you. It was nearly impossible not to but Morgan we wouldn’t be standing here right now if I had. You found me Baby. When you met me on your first day at Baylor what seems like a lifetime ago you found me. Only this time I’m not letting you go.”-Drake

Struggling to get her life back on track after being left suddenly and inexplicably by (secret) boyfriend –not- boyfriend and boss Drake Baylor Jr., Morgan Lane searches the globe to find Drake knowing that the only way to truly live the life she’s worked so hard for is with him by her side.

Banished to Zurich, Switzerland by his father after being caught Breaking the Rules, Drake has nine months to get the European Division of Baylor Industries back on track. Again, he must obey the rules so that he can hopefully return to his life with Morgan and take the helm of Baylor Industries.

Everything is going according to plan as usual for Adrian Thompson who has just gotten Drake banished to Switzerland as part of his plan to get Morgan (his college sweetheart and hopefully future trophy wife) back in his life for good. With a little help from Lana Lane, Morgan’s mother, Adrian is hoping to have Morgan wearing his ring by New Year’s Eve.

After a few months of being wooed by old flame and now boss Adrian, and without so much as a word from Drake, Morgan hesitantly accepts Adrian’s invitation to join him for New Year’s Eve in St.Moritz Switzerland. Foiling Adrian’s plan, a “chance encounter” finds Morgan back in Drake’s arms.

Will Drake and Morgan be able to overcome the distance and time that is now between them along with a few of the hurdles that life has thrown their way? Morgan and Drake are once again faced with figuring out how to start their new future together- this time not Breaking the Rules, only Bending them.

~Purchase~

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Bending-Rules-Breaking-2-ebook/dp/B00ILYDS9C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396022585&sr=8-1&keywords=bending+the+rules+lewis

~Review~

Bending the Rules is the second novel in this series. This instalment picks up right after the first novel. Drake has been sent to Switzerland by his father for breaking his rules and therefore is not allowed to be in contact with Morgan. Morgan quits her job at Baylor because of Drake’s dad and gets a job working for Adrian at Thompson Manufacturing. Morgan doesn’t stop fighting for their relationship, always hoping that he’ll return. Love triangle! Omg. Adrian uses Drake’s absence as an opportunity to try to win Morgan back. But in the end things don’t work out as planned for Adrian. Drake and Morgan finallyyy reunite and make some plans for their future, however there are some factors that still threaten their relationship. They work together to face these problems.

I really enjoyed this instalment. Definitely a page-turner. Can’t wait to see what happens next!

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~Author Bio~

L.K. Lewis

LK Lewis lives in Northern Michigan with her Husband and 3 year old son.

Born and raised in Michigan, LK spent her early twenties chasing the man of her dreams (now husband of 8 years) around the country, residing in both New York, and Portland, Oregon.  While living in Portland, LK attended East West College of the Healing Arts, and is now a Massage Therapist, Makeup Artist, and Spa/ Boutique Owner.

When LK isn’t working, writing, or chasing her son around, she enjoys boat days, playing in the sunshine, and giggling with her husband.  You may also find her on twitter most days, especially live tweeting when The Bachelor/Bachelorette, Sons of Anarchy or The Walking Dead is on.  Check her out, you may enjoy her colorful commentary!

~Author Links~

Twitter |  Website | Goodreads

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Happy Reading!

-Ana @SoManyBooksSoLittleTime

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