Thursday, May 28, 2015

Book Blitz: Conquest by Steam Bijou, Episodes 1-3

Ten Delicious Episodes

Brie Baggio thinks she’s ready… for marriage, kids, the whole shebang. She’s pushing forty, and even though she’s the Senior Anti-Aging Ambassador at Los Angeles’s hottest med spa, Botox can’t paralyze that nagging feeling that it’s now or never. But when she witnesses a wild act of public sex, Brie tears her marriage plans apart and composes a sexual bucket list of scenarios she wants to experience before she settles down. She has life yet to live, lessons to learn, and someone to find—herself—along the way.

Sexy, smart, chock full of pop culture, Conquest is the it-series of the year. Help Brie cross each item off her list.

1. An Older Man
2. A Younger Man
3. A Teacher
4. Her Boss
5. A Woman
6. A Stranger
7. A Threesome
8. In Public
9. Make a Sex Tape
10. Dominate a Man Until He Cries

Ready for some steam? Start the adventure today.


June 22 - Chick Lit Plus   - Review

June 23 - Chick LitGoddess – Excerpt

June 24- CoffeeholicBookworm - Review

June 25 - Authorsand Readers Book Corner – Excerpt

June 26 - Fiction Dreams- Q&A

June 26 - SultrySteamy Reading- Review


Author Bio:

Steam Bijou is the alter ego of author Jaime Boust, whose work ranges from literotica to anonymously submitted business plans to her favorite failing local retailers. Her fiction includes Book Club, Conquest by her alter ego Steam Bijou, and the forthcoming serial Night Life--a series about a thirty-something mother who, disillusioned by the monotony of motherhood, starts a high-end prostitution ring. The similarities between Ms. Boust and her anti-heroine are startling, minus the prostitution.

Jaime received her formal education at the University of California at San Diego and her informal education on the streets of London, the hills of San Francisco, the sewers of Paris, and the suburban wilds of Oakland. These days you'll find her dodging traffic in Los Angeles with her husband and two kids. Many things have been said of her: idea machine, portmanteau enthusiast, cutthroat croquet player, national champion cheerleader, world's spiciest cook. Believe them all.

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http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SILZI00  (Conquest: Episodes 1-3)
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XB5U82G (Conquest: Episodes 4-6)



Saturday, May 23, 2015

Review Tour: The Broken Hearts Society of Suite 17C by LeighAnn Kopans

Friends don’t let friends make the same horrible relationship mistakes twice. 

Rion, Amy, and Arielle, the three occupants of first-year dorm Harrison Tower’s Suite 17C have never met before the first day of school, but they soon discover they have one thing in common – being on the wrong end of an epically awful breakup. 

Heartbreak sucks, especially when the girls should have seen the trouble coming from a mile away. But there’s no better time than the beginning of college to take charge of your own love life, and nobody better than a roommate to keep you accountable. Over ice cream and pizza their first week, the girls vow never again to date anyone like the assholes who ripped their hearts out and smeared them across the quad. 

And that's how the Broken Hearts’ Society of Suite 17C is born. 

Now, if only Crash, the tattooed, pierced, and probably stoned guy who works at Rion’s newest job, wasn’t so damn sexy and sweet... 

If only Matt, the thoughtful and driven pastor’s kid, would quit being so okay with just being Amy’s friend… 

If only Lauren, the innocent California girl with her own set of issues, would stop finishing Arielle’s sentences and invading her dreams… 

it would be a lot easier for the girls to keep their promises to the Society and to themselves. 

If only.


June 24 - Chick Lit Plus



June 29 - HeySaid Renee            

Author Bio:

Raised on comic books and classic novels, LeighAnn developed an early love of science fiction and great literature. As an adult, she rediscovered her love for not only reading, but also writing the types of fiction that enchanted her as a teen. Her novels are packed full of flights of fancy, first loves, unexpected friendships, and all the other things that make self-discovery stories so fun to tell.
LeighAnn, her husband, and four children live in Columbus, Ohio. When she’s not immersed in the world of fiction, you can find her with her nose buried in her Kindle, obsessing over the latest superhero movie, or using her kids as an excuse to go out for ice cream (again).
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Book Blitz: Unexpected Chances by A.M. Willard

Tabitha Michaelson: the fun loving, sassy girl who loves
anything that sparkles. What you might not know is, she took an oath years ago
with her brother Seth, vowing to lock their hearts and throw away the key. She
has spent years keeping up the happy façade and not letting anyone get close.

It's not until a chance meeting that Tabitha meets her match
in Carter Northwood.

Here's a man whose life has been filled with lies, threats,
and tangled webs of disaster. Carter knows that if he takes this chance at true
love, the world around him will tumble down like a spiral staircase.

Two hearts meld to form a single beat from the start. A test
of trust, infinite love, and a longing for each other's passion.

June 15 - Buckeye's Book Review-    Review

June 16 - A LoveThat Can’t Be Stopped – Excerpt

June 17 - Chick LitGoddess – Excerpt

June 18 - Sweet N SassyBookaholics – Novel Spotlight

June 19 - ILove My Authors – Excerpt

June 22 - Sassy Southern Books - Novel Spotlight

June 22 - BloggingFor the Love of Authors & Their Books – Excerpt

June 25 - Samantha March - Excerpt

June 26 - Book Groupies – Novel Spotlight

June 26 - Book Happiness - Novel Spotlight

June 29 - Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Q&A & Excerpt

June 29 - Books& Naughtiness – Novel Spotlight

June 29 - Chick Lit Plus - Review

Author Bio

A.M. Willard is a true believer of soul mates, and happy ever after’s. She enjoys reading, sailing, and of course writing contemporary romance with some saucy scenes.  Releasing her first novella of the One Night Series on April 12, 2014 has sent her on a new journey in life. A.M.’s passion for writing started at a young age, but with the love and support from her husband of eighteen years pushed her to follow her dreams. Once she hit that first publish button, she hasn’t looked back.
Publications available from A.M. Willard include the Chances Series, Love on the Screen, and everyone’s favorite the One Night Series. She’s also had an article published in the Writer’s Monthly Review Magazine.
A.M. Willard was born and raised in the Panhandle of Florida, but resides in Savannah Ga with her husband, son, two cats, one rotten dog, and her six chickens. Yes, we said chickens…
You can connect with A.M. Willard on her website www.amwillard.com or subscribe to her newsletter for the latest releases, teasers and sale alerts; http://eepurl.com/bb-Cd1

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Cover Reveal: Forever Mine by Zanna Mackenzie

Forever Mine
Zanna Mackenzie
Chick Lit/Celebrity Mystery
Release Day: May 28

When celebrities need a crime solving quickly and discreetly they call in the experts – the CCIA, otherwise known as the Celebrity Crimes Investigation Agency…

Stalkers, shootings and sexy special agents.
All part of being famous, right?
Well, they are for Oscar-winning actress Amelia Kingston when she starts getting deeply disturbing and threatening notes left by a stalker – in her bedroom!
When her boyfriend Ty is shot she calls in the CCIA. The agency sends its newest recruit Amber and her sexy special agent partner Charlie undercover to Amelia’s luxury mountain chalet to track down the person terrorising her.
But circumstances force the agency to pull Charlie off the case, meaning Amber has a new crime fighting partner to try and catch the stalker with – and he’s trouble with a capital T!  He throws Amber’s life into chaos, making her question herself and her abilities as well as her relationship with Charlie.
When events in Los Angeles involving Charlie are splashed across newspapers around the globe Amber’s world comes crashing down.
But before she can even attempt to sort herself out she has to team up with her rogue co-worker and solve this case. Can the two of them manage to pull together and stop the stalker before anyone else gets shot?

Check out this new cozy mystery series with oodles of fun, romance and smart, sassy special agents from the CCIA.

Participating Blogs:

HelloPrecious Bliss
·         Book Splurge
·         Brooke Blogs
·         ByoBook Club
·         Caroline Fardig
·         Karma For Life chick
·         Fiction Dreams


Forever Mine is released on May 28th but you can pre-order it now at the special price of just 99p/99c!

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Extract:
 “Who’d want to be famous?”
Charlie and I are hovering in the airport’s baggage reclaim area, hoping our luggage has managed to find its way to France too. 
“Before I got this job I thought being a star was all glamourous living, oodles of money in the bank and being worshipped by all your adoring fans.”
The baggage carousel emits several loud clunks closely followed by a high pitched screeching noise before slowly starting up.
 “But now,” I continue, lowering my voice, “I know being famous makes you a target for all the stalkers, murderers and crazies out there. One minute Amelia Kingston is receiving her Oscar for best actress in the blockbuster movie Forever Mine. The next she’s well, you know....”
Beside me Charlie nods and grabs his battered holdall from the baggage carousel. Then we have to wait for what seems like an eternity before my bright purple suitcase puts in an appearance too.
“Still not got the hang of this travelling light business have you?” he says hauling my own case from the conveyor belt.
“We’re staying in a luxury mountain chalet in the French Alps. Who knows what outfits I might need? I can’t pack light for this,” I retort whilst feeling a tad guilty about just how much I have crammed into my case. I had to sit on it to force the lid closed.
He shakes his head. “We’re working, Amber.”
“Yes, but we’re working undercover and the other guests will be glam celebrities wearing designer outfits so I’ll need to have some half-decent clothes with me. I can’t just turn up for dinner every night in jeans and a sweater.”
“Why not? I am,” he replies as we head for the exit, Charlie tugging my suitcase behind him.
Outside the wind is bitingly cold and almost blows me off my feet as we exit the airport terminal and head for the car hire offices. We left behind a warm spring day in the UK but here it feels more like February than May. I pull on a jacket.
See, that’s another reason why I needed to pack quite so much. The weather in the mountains is notoriously fickle. A girl needs to be prepared for sun, snow and rain where we’re going.
This is my second case as a support officer for the Celebrity Crimes Investigation Agency (otherwise known as the CCIA) and I’m still nervous about the whole catch-a-killer side of my work. OK, it’s mainly for the fully trained CCIA agents to do that side of the job whilst I provide, as my job title suggests, support on the case.
I do have a tendency to get a little bit carried away sometimes though and find myself in, shall we say, tricky circumstances. Like on my first case when I ended up in a cave on a deserted beach with a murderer who had a knife at my throat.
Anyway, technically, it’s the agents who are the guys with the special ‘clearance’ to do all sorts of things (sometimes against the law) to solve a case and get murderers put behind bars. Charlie even carries a gun. Which, to be honest, freaks me out just a little.


Author Bio:
Zanna Mackenzie lives on the Derbyshire/Leicestershire border with her husband, 4 dogs, a vegetable patch that’s home to far too many weeds and an ever expanding library of books waiting to be read.
Being a freelance writer and editor of business publications is her ‘day job’ but, at every opportunity, she can be found scribbling down notes on scenes for whatever novel she’s working on. She loves it when the characters in her novels take on minds of their own and start deviating from the original plot!
Find out more about Zanna on her blog www.zannamackenzie.blogspot.co.uk, on Twitter via @ZannaMacKenzie or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/zanna.mackenzie

Review Tour: Fallen Idol by Nikki Lynn Barrett

What goes up must come down... 

Kyra Sanders had a promising career in country music in her teen years. She gained popularity and fame, riding high atop the the charts. Then one deadly accident changed things, sending her spiraling downward to the point she went into a hiatus from music. 

Six years later, Kyra's making her return to the music scene. With an album in the works and a new song on the radio, her career is back on track, until a call from Texas with news of an accident forces her to halt her plans. 

Matt Greer is working through the aftermath of his ex-wife's abandonment when she chose to leave him and their fourteen year old son to pursue her own musical dreams. He's had enough of troubled musicians and the havoc they bring to his life. Kyra surprises him in a good way, but it doesn't mean he wants anything to do with a singer who comes to town with trouble on her trail. 

It's hard to avoid each other in a small town, especially when their families are close. Matt should stay away from the woman who could lead danger right to their town, and it's possible she already has, but he can't help how drawn he becomes to her. 

The sparks ignite, but danger lurks in the distance, only getting closer as time goes on. For two people who want different things out of life, it's possible to find healing together...


June 16 - Chick Lit Plus




June 22 - Book Splurge

Author Bio:

I'm an avid lover of books. I've been writing as far back as I can remember, completing my first "book" by fifth grade in one of those one subject spiral notebooks. I have a passion for music, photography, jewelry and all things creative. I live in Arizona with my husband and son, but dream of being somewhere much colder and stormier. For now, I'll have to live that life through my characters and stick it out with the summer heat.


Places to find me on the web:
Website: where you can subscribe to my newsletter. 
wwww.nikkilynnbarrett.com
Facebook Chat group: Nikki's Book Nook:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NikkisBookNook/
Twitter: @Stormgoddess925
Email: nikkilynnbarrett@yahoo.com
I love to hear from readers!


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Book Blitz: Leaving Eva by Jennifer Sivec


There is a secret pain lurking within all of us, waiting to consume us if we allow it. 

On the outside, Brynn Michael seems to be living the perfect life. She’s a successful businesswoman married to a handsome and devoted husband. But nobody, not even her husband and childhood sweetheart, Adam, knows the true depth of Brynn’s horror. Abandoned on the side of the road by her young drug addicted mother, then abused by her adoptive father, teenage Brynn turns to the only solace she can find in the sharp end of a razor. She spends her lifetime hiding the scars, both physical and emotional, until she has no choice but to face what she has been running from her entire life. 

Brynn must figure out a way to confront her past or risk losing Adam, the only true love she’s ever known, forever. But in spite of it all, Brynn may not have the ultimate choice, as the past eventually seeks her out. 

Leaving Eva is the heartrending story of one woman’s battle to overcome her tragic childhood and the abandonment and abuse that haunt her. Caution: Eva’s story is contains graphic violence, strong language, drug abuse, domestic abuse, and child abuse. 

In this dramatically dark novel, Jennifer Sivec, author of women’s fiction, delves into the selfishness and depravity of human nature, and begs you to question whether happiness can ever truly be attained once you have been deeply scarred.

June 8 - ALove That Can’t Be Stopped - Novel Spotlight

June 10 - The World As I See It – Review & Excerpt

June 10 - Mallory HeartReviews - Review & Excerpt

June 15 - Polishedand Bubbly – Review

June 16 - Chick LitGoddess – Excerpt

June 16 - A Bookworm’s Point of View – Review

June 19 - Chick Lit Plus – Excerpt

June 22 - Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review Q&A & Excerpt


Author Bio:

Women’s fiction writer, Jennifer Sivec, has always found an escape in books and beautiful stories. In writing, she has discovered refuge and sanctity her entire life, which quiets the chaos while giving her perspective and peace of mind. She finds inspiration in the balance of beauty and tragedy, which is something she has experienced personally. 
Jennifer was born in Seoul, Korea and then abandoned at a very young age. At the age of three, she was adopted and has lived in Ohio for most of her life. She is married to her best friend, Jeff, and together they share two incredible, funny boys.
Jennifer is the author of The Eva Series and the standalone novel, I Run to You. Leaving Eva is her first complete work and was originally released in April of 2013. Losing Eva is the sequel and continuation of Eva's heartbreakingly beautiful story. The Eva series is an intense journey into abandonment, abuse, alcoholism, and cutting, with numerous twists and turns that will keep the reader holding their breath until the very end.
You can stay up to date with Jennifer by visiting and signing into her website http://www.jennifersivec.com/apps/guestbook/


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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Book Blitz: The Opposite of Love by Dahlia Salvatore

What do you do when fate doesn't offer you a happily ever after? 

Everyone must choose his or her own path. 

I chose to play pretend. 

I lived every day with guilt, frustration, and dissatisfaction. Despite the fact that we loved each other, my husband didn’t want me. Counselors and doctors had no answers for us. For a long time, I longed for something I couldn’t have. For love, I sacrificed pleasure. I struggled against desires ... until I got stuck in a cabin during a raging blizzard with Luc Partridge. 

And I simply couldn't ignore the truth anymore ...

June 8 - Polishedand Bubbly – Review

June 9 - ChickLit Goddess – Excerpt

June 10 - CoffeeholicBookworm – Review & Excerpt

June 11 - Chick Lit Plus – Excerpt

June 12 - SultrySteamy Reading – Review

June 15 - Jersey Girl Sizzling Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

Author Bio:  
Dahlia Salvatore is a thirty-two-year-old female author living in Seattle, Washington with her husband. She comes from Coos Bay, Oregon and moved to Seattle six years ago. She loves the west coast and doesn’t see herself anywhere else.
Her influences include contemporary writers J.K. Rowling, Mary Balogh, Christina Dodd, Stephanie Laurens, Laurell K. Hamilton, Anne Rice, Stephen King, and many many others.

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Friday, May 8, 2015

Review Blitz: The Blow Off by Mickey J Corrigan

One long, hard night of working the streets is more than enough for twenty-five-year-old Shea O'Grady, a Boston-based grad student. She just doesn't have the stomach for it. Or the lips. So she comes up with a better way to use her youthful sexiness to pay off her debts. When she shares her plan to seduce and rob johns with her nasty tempered pimp, he agrees to fence her take for a generous cut. So Shea puts together a team of girls to work with her and convinces her downstairs neighbor, a hunky Rastafarian dealer dude, to help with the knockout drugs. But picking up rich guys and relieving them of their excess bling is not as easy as it seems. Sometimes it's even more dangerous than a job on the street. 

The Blow Off is a cautionary tale, a romantic black comedy, and a satirical look at student debt, prostitution, woman on man crime, and the things we do for love.




June 4 - Chick Lit Plus


Bio:

Originally from Boston, Mickey J. Corrigan lives and writes and gets into trouble in South Florida, where the men run guns and the women run after them. The tropics provide a lush, steamy setting for hot Florida pulp. Books include the edgy novellas in The Hard Stuff series from the Wild Rose Press (Whiskey Sour Noir, Vodka Warrior, Tequila Dirty, and RealLife Rum); the spoofy Geekus Interruptus and F*ck Normal from Australia's Bottom Drawer Publications; and the thriller Sugar Babies from Champagne Books. Her urban crime novel, Songs of the Maniacs, is new from Salt Publications in the UK. 

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Review Tour: The Trouble With St. John by Katie Bloomstrom

From breakthrough author Katie Bloomstrom comes the world's unlikeliest super-sleuth... 

"After all that work and sleuthing and investment in my great detective notebook, I had nothing. In fact, the only successful thing I've done since stepping foot on this island was successfully believe all the lies everyone told me. Oh, I've also successfully been kidnapped, successfully almost drowned, and successfully eaten more Xanax than I've ever eaten before in my life. And in two days I’m supposed to just leave and pretend none of this ever happened. If I can even leave after being framed for murder." 

When shy, medium-looking Samantha Stone winds up on the romantic tropical island of St. John after getting dumped at the altar, she’s faced with two options: (1) sit in her sweaty villa and cry over her un-marriage to her idiot ex-fiancé while watching Love Actually on repeat and mass-eating Oreos and Xanax, or (2) pursue a hot vacation sexcapade with the gorgeous travel god she meets at baggage claim. Really, what’s a girl to do? 

But, after losing both her super spendy non-diamond engagement ring and her mysterious tropical island fling candidate in the same drunken night, Sam quickly learns that St. John isn't quite what she bargained for. In fact, she'll be lucky if she can make it back home alive. 

Join breakthrough author Katie Bloomstrom as she takes you on a journey into a picture perfect paradise filled with men, money, and mystery where nothing – and no one – is quite what it seems.





June 8 - JerseyGirl Book Reviews


Author Bio:

Katie Bloomstrom is the author of the Samantha Stone mystery novels. When she's not writing, Katie enjoys reading all the books she can get her hands on. She's also an avid walker, wanderluster, gardener, day trader, and Netflix-watcher. Katie holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota and a master's degree in Psychology from St. Mary's University. She is on the Board of Directors of her local natural foods co-op and is the founder of Free By 45 - a website dedicated to achieving financial independence. Katie lives in Minnesota with her husband and is looking forward to early retirement.

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