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Friday, July 31, 2015

Disappointmentville: Flower Fae Series, Book 2

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Kindle Edition - File Size: 973 KB | Expected Release Date: March 14, 2015 | Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing | Obtained: Secret Cravings Publishing

"Awakening Power and Passion" [Flower Fae Series, Book 2] by Nicole Campbell

Author's Book Description : Jasmine Moonflower is an Earth Fae only interested in exploring her talents and developing her gifts. Upon reaching adulthood, she comes into her power and is urged to start looking for a mate. The Elders have said her heart would tell her who her mate is, but none of the males in her village speak to her heart.

Duke Halton Steel knows all about the Fae. Many of his people in Essex are at least part Fae, and he protects them from a dark sorcerer. He is pleasantly shocked when Jasmine literally falls into his arms one day in the woods. She and the Fae she saved from the dark sorcerer return to his keep for safety.

Can the duke, an ally in the form of a Sorcerer of Light, and Jasmine keep them all safe? Will their love be enough to boost Jasmine’s power enough to help the Sorcerer of Light destroy the Dark One?

My Book Review : 2.5 out of 5 stars. Just as Jasmine gets into what is considered the Fae adulthood, she gets herself into a bind by being caught by a powerful dark sorcerer called Tristen the Dark One. Tristen plans to force her to willingly marry him so he can then take her power as his own. However, Jasmine is stronger than even Tristen could have imagined and finds a way (along with others who were captured) to escape. Once escaped she meets Halton (Duke Roger Halton Steel the Second) who brings out a side of herself she never knew. Will she be able to really escape from Tristen and move on with her life for good?

This fast-paced fantasy romance brings new ideas to what the “typical fae life” could be while throwing the readers right into the nitty-gritty of it all. For me this novel was a little too fast-paced to be as enjoyable as I had liked. In addition, although I found Jasmine to be an entertaining character, and I enjoyed learning about her ways of doing things, by the time she meets Halton I found their relationship a bit forced. Also, while I admit that they have some enchanting chemistry and it was quite cool what her power does when they are together, I never got a chance to really appreciate them as a couple because of how the plot plays out.

Nevertheless, I WOULD still recommend to those looking for an intensely quick fantasy romance and/or to fans of this series!

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Smashwords (e-Book) : Warriors of the Veil (Book 1) | Amazon.com (e-Book) : Warriors of the Veil (Book 1) | Kobo (e-Book) : Warriors of the Veil (Book 1)


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Book Teaser(s) :

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Made the Grade: A Time for Everything by Mysti Parker

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Kindle Edition - File Size: 2602 KB | Expected Release Date: July 7, 2015 | Publisher: esKape Press | Obtained: Goddess Fish Promotions

"A Time for Everything" by Mysti Parker (aka Misty Baker)

Author's Book Description : After losing her husband and only child to the ravages of the Civil War, twenty-five-year-old Portia McAllister is drowning in grief. When she sees an ad for a live-in tutor in another town, she leaves everything behind in hopes of making a fresh start. But as a Confederate widow in a Union household, she is met with resentment from her new charge and her employer, war veteran Beau Stanford.

Despite their differences, she and Beau find common ground and the stirrings of a second chance at love until his late wife’s cousin, Lydia, arrives with her sights set on him. Burdened with a farm on the brink of bankruptcy, Beau is tempted by Lydia’s hefty dowry, though Portia has captured his heart.

In another time and another place, his choice would be easy. But love seems impossible amid the simmering chaos of Reconstruction that could boil over at any moment into an all-out battle for survival. Will Beau and Portia find their way into each other’s arms, or will they be swept away by raging forces beyond their control?

****

What readers are saying:

“The book truly encapsulated the situation of the time – a Confederate living in Union territory. The mere difference of opinion between Union and Confederate…the vestiges of the war…the consequences of one’s actions…the choice of who you love and how you show it.” ~Girl of 1000 Wonders Book Blog

*****

“If you enjoy stories from the Civil War then you will definitely enjoy this one. Don’t forget to grab the tissues before you start.” ~Heather, Goodreads Reviewer

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars, Portia’s (Po) life was ravaged because of the American Civil War. With both her husband and baby daughter now dead and not wanting to suffer the ramifications of depression any longer, she has decided to move on by putting her credentials to use and becoming a tutor for a young boy. However, the boy’s father Beau (Beauregard) came home from fighting in the war to find his wife dead and his farm falling apart, and isn’t ready to move on with his life. Both start off on rocky footing but just as they soon find their way to common ground and get a nice friendship going people from Beau past interfere into his life. Everything changes. Will Beau be able to create a life that he’ll be happy with? Can Po find a way to get over her grief while helping the boy in her care get over his own grief too? When unexpected love hits will both Beau and Po, can they be able to accept it or will others interfere enough to mess up both of their lives for good?

Not the lighthearted historical romance that I expected; yet it grips the reader with its dynamic characters and an intriguing plot from the very beginning. Basically, it was darker than I anticipated but it’s based in a more realistic setting then the typical historical romances that I’ve read before for this time-period. Nevertheless, I’m so happy with how this novel turns out, even though some of the twists that happened shocked me and at times, some of the characters choices upset me.

Portia and Beau deal with a lot more than their spouses’ deaths from the start of this novel and because of that hardship; it brings them closer than either of them ever expected. Reading about their harsh banter turning into calm friendship that grows into a strong bond was quite extraordinary and beautiful. They made a great couple! In addition, I LOVED their epilogue.

I recommend this novel to those looking for an intense historical romance!

Purchase This Book and/or the ones from its Connected Series Here : Kobo (e-Book) : A Time for Everything


My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Blog Tour - A Time for Everything by Mysti Parker | Spreading the Word & Gift Card Giveaway

Author's Novel Extras : Let's Get Scientifical #18: From Widow to Wife | On Hiatus, and here's why...

**Brentwood, TN, 1865** On a frigid Christmas morning, a young widow decided to join the husband and daughter she had...
Posted by Mysti Parker on Friday, June 19, 2015

Coming July 7: Portia had never seen the man Beau was before the war, but one day she caught a glimpse...Pre-Order...
Posted by Mysti Parker on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

"Her ongoing duty in life was writing news of death."No matter where Portia goes, death seems to follow. Will she get...
Posted by Mysti Parker on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Cowboy take me away! I could imagine Beau like this with his horse, Scout. Can you? Here's another song from the A Time for Everything playlist: https://youtu.be/MdkIJm65ytM
Posted by Mysti Parker on Friday, July 10, 2015

Book Teaser(s) :
COME MID-MORNING, he was trimming the newest filly’s hooves. Harry occupied the next stall, doing the same with Crazy Girl. And it wasn’t going so well, much to Beau’s amusement and satisfaction.
“Ow!” That was the third “ow” of the morning.
“What now?”
“She bit my ass!”
Beau laughed. “She’s your girl, Harry. Be a good daddy now.”
“Ha, ha, you’re hilarious.”
“Just tie her head tighter and steer clear of those teeth.”
Ezra hollered from outside, “Looks like we’ve got company!”
Beau let the horse’s foot down gently, and with one hand on his aching back, he stood up straight and hollered back, “Be right there!”
Leaving the stable, he squinted into the sunlight and peered down the drive. A coach and two large carriages full of luggage rolled along toward the house. He pulled out his handkerchief and wiped his face and hands. Probably should have taken the time to wash up before they got there, but it was too late now.
Ezra gave him a one-armed bear hug. “Excited?”
“I can hardly contain my joy.”
“Be nice, Beauregard.”
The closer their company came, the harder it became to breathe. He didn’t really know how to feel. Never once had he considered remarriage in the two years since Claire had passed, but that possibility now rolled up their drive on four expensive wheels. Worse yet, he couldn’t deny the obvious. He’d be marrying for money, if he married her at all, and knowing that made him feel like a whore. ~ within Chapter 12

A TIME FOR EVERYTHING by Mysti Parker -- Read my #bookreview here:...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Blog Tour - Feasted On: Eve’s Rescue by Sarah Marsh | Review & Gift Card Giveaway

Today I'm turning my blog over to Sarah Marsh, with a review of her novel "Eve’s Rescue," which happens to be the THIRD BOOK in her Coalition Mates Series!!

ALSO -- Be sure to check out Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post to be able to sign up for this blog stop's GIVEAWAY(s)!! [Blog Tour & Giveaway will run on July 20 - 31, 2015]



- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Kindle Edition - File Size: 337 KB | Expected Release Date: June 3, 2015 | Publisher: BookStrand : Siren Publishing : Ménage Amour | Obtained: Goddess Fish Promotions

"Eve’s Rescue" [Coalition Mates Series, Book 3] by Sarah Marsh

Author's Book Description : Heat Rating: SEXTREME
Word Count: 36,884

[Ménage Amour: Erotic Sci-Fi Ménage a Quatre Romance, M/M/M/F, with M/M, HEA]

Evangeline Scott was hoping for a fun night on the town after a hellish day. What she couldn’t have imagined was getting kidnapped by alien slavers and then left to die on an abandoned ship.

Kai Dallen and Roan Quinn were having some bad luck of their own when they found themselves set up by an old adversary and trapped in the vault of a Dhuaation Pharaoh's ship with no way out. When Khaman-Ra makes them an offer they can’t refuse, the two space pirates end up rescuing a ship full of human female cargo. All three males are immediately drawn to one of the beauties and make an agreement to satisfy everyone’s desires. The only problem is, they didn’t think to ask Eve and when she wakes up to find that she’s now married to three aliens she’s mad as hell. By the time all four of them realise their true feelings, will it be too late, as a woman from Roan’s past threatens to ruin it all?

A Siren Erotic Romance

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars! Eve (Evangeline/Evie) lost her job and was out at a club to lighten her mood with some of her girlfriends when on her way home some alien pirates kidnap her. A while later, different aliens who are a part of the Coalition (the alien government) save her, become enamored with her, and rush into marrying her without her knowledge. Yet, once she learns the truth, she won’t just be accepting the changes in her life without some say so, even if that means denying the new men in her life until they get that she means business…

This novel is so fast-paced that it gives you no time not to enjoy the bursting chemistry between Eve and her men! As Eve states, between the three of her men—Kham (Pharaoh Khaman-Ra) with his bestowed passionate ways, Kai with his sweet considering personality, & Roan with his arrogantly humorous attitude—they make the perfect man for her, or really they just suit all of her needs. Basically, it means that when you aren’t reading their intensely HOT sex scenes, you get to read an abundance of fun, flirty, and sweet scenes between the four of them! I could not get enough! Plus, I liked how Ms. Marsh incorporated the previous characters from this series and built it up for the novels to come!

I recommend this novel to those looking for an intensely fast-paced erotic sci-fi romance!

Purchase This Book and/or the ones from its Connected Series Here : Kobo (e-Book) : Sarah's Crew (Book 1) | Kobo (e-Book) : Talia's Match (Book 2) | Kobo (e-Book) : Eve's Rescue (Book 3)


Author's Novel Extras : Coalition Mates Terran Newsletter -First Edition | Coalition Mates Newsletter- 2 | Coalition Mates Newsletter – 3 | Eve’s Rescue Cover Sneak Peak | Eve’s Rescue- Coalition Mates 3 Teaser | Eve’s Rescue Release Day!

Author's Series Extras : Coalition Mates series updates | Sarah’s Crew Sizzling Summer Party on The Romance Reviews | Surrender: Coalition Mates 4 Blurb

eBook science fiction romance series
Posted by Sarah Marsh on Sunday, March 1, 2015

Book Teaser(s) :
Eve didn't really hear much after the word husband came out of his mouth again, oh, except for the word husbands that followed shortly after it. She for damn sure heard that!
"This better be some miscommunication, Matty! Because I'm one hundred percent sure that I don't remember getting hitched in between getting kidnapped and waking up in here!” she yelled at the old man as his eyes grew wider and wider, realizing his mistake. ~ within Chapter 7
Whoever came up with that cliché phrase, “Be careful what you wish for, because you may get it,” was kind of a nasty bitch, but annoyingly enough, not entirely wrong. ~ within Chapter 8

EVE'S RESCUE by Sarah Marsh -- #REVIEW, BLOG TOUR, THREE #TEASERS, AN #EXCERPT, & A #GIVEAWAY WILL BE POSTED ON MY BLOG...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Saturday, July 25, 2015
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About the Author :

Sarah Marsh was born in British Columbia where she still lives, she has only recently began her writing career finding it the perfect outlet for taking the edge off a nine to five office job. She’s been a science fiction and romance junkie for years and when her imagination started to take the characters she’d read about even further in their adventures she decided to try writing something of her own. Sarah’s also a former pastry chef and spends a lot of time cooking and baking for friends and family as well as painting and knitting. Her biggest weakness is animals of any kind, she loves a happy ending.



Book Excerpt :

The door swished open as they stepped up to it, and her breath immediately caught as she saw the golden sculpted pharaoh sitting with his bare chest behind the desk while both Kai and Roan sat in chairs on the other side dressed in black leather breeches and vests. Obviously the temperature of the ship was kept on the warm side to accommodate the Dhuaatian fashion sense, but Roan and Kai must have been used to the heat to be able to wear leather. They looked so dangerous and sexy compared to Khaman’s golden ethereal presence, and God, why did they have to smell so good? When the door opened and she got a rush of warm sandalwood and male musk she began to ache and immediately all she wanted to do was go over and rub herself all over them. Which of course was exactly the kind of slutty alter-ego thought she needed to give her head a shake and put her plan into the works, so she purposely looked each of the now smugly smiling men up and down before she turned back to Mhat-Am and said, “You were right, Matty, this place is much nicer than mine. I’ll totally move in, but where are these guys going to stay?” she said with a thumb pointed toward the men.

It was like watching a slow-motion playback when their smug attitude and smiles at her hormone-struck entrance slowly turned down until all three of the huge men were scowling at her, then in turn they looked toward Mhat-Am like they would string him up. It was all she could do not to laugh out loud. Plan “make these gorgeous bastards squirm” was officially off to a tremendous start. She casually walked out back to the main sitting room, running her fingers over the expensive furniture, pretending not to listen when the pharaoh was the first to express his displeasure.

“Mhat-Am! What is the meaning of this?” he asked in a steel tone, which said he was furious, but he didn’t want Eve to overhear. “You were supposed to explain the situation to Evangeline and then bring her to us to begin the bonding process.”

Poor Mhat-Am looked like he was going to be sick. He kept looking back from Khaman and the two angry Sirotians, to Eve, and then back again like he didn’t know which situation was more dangerous. When he visibly started to sweat and stutter Eve realized that she’d been kind of an asshole to throw him under the bus like that, so she stepped back up to the office. Damn conscience, it just had to ruin all her fun.

“Mhat-Am, I think you can go now. I’ll discuss this with my husbands in private and settle things. Will you be back tomorrow so we can begin my lessons?” she asked with a deceptively sweet tone while still keeping eye contact with the three seething males in front of her.

“Yes, my lady. Pharaoh?” he asked quietly, seeking permission to leave the room as quickly as possible.

“Go,” was all Khaman said between clenched teeth as he watched the older man sigh in relief and scurry out the door leaving them with their new bride.

“So, fellas, how was the wedding? Did my new in-laws spring for the good appies? Anyone on my side get drunk and pass out in the chocolate fountain?” Eve asked as she placed her hands on her hips and expressed her displeasure; a look of surprise on all three men’s faces as they suddenly realized why she was so mad was priceless. Sure it made them even cuter, but Eve was determined to punish them for at least a month before she gave in. As her traitorous eyes took a slight detour down her pharaoh’s golden abs, she did a quick recalculation and decided that two weeks was probably more appropriate. Yes, definitely two weeks…



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Monday, July 27, 2015

Feasted On: The Heartbreak Chronicles, Book 1

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Paperback - Pages: 336; Kindle Edition - File Size: 1271 KB | Expected Release Date: August 4, 2015 | Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire | Obtained: NetGalley

"The Heartbreakers" [The Heartbreak Chronicles, Book 1] by Ali Novak

Authors' Book Description : "When I met Oliver Perry, I had no clue he was the lead singer for The Heartbreakers. And he had no idea that I was the only girl in the world who hated his music."

Stella will do anything for her sick sister, Cara—even stand in line for an autographed Heartbreakers CD… for four hours. She’s totally winning best birthday gift this year. At least she met a cute boy with soft brown hair and gorgeous blue eyes while getting her caffeine fix. Too bad she’ll never see him again.

Except, Stella’s life suddenly turned into a cheesy love song. Because Starbucks Boy is Oliver Perry—lead singer for the Heartbreakers. And even after she calls his music crap, Oliver still gives Stella his phone number. And whispers quotes from her favorite Disney movie in her ear. OMG, what is her life?

But how can Stella even think about being with Oliver—dating and laughing and pulling pranks with the band—when her sister could be dying of cancer?

Ali Novak wrote her debut novel "My Life with the Walter Boys" when she was just 15 years old, and has since penned her next book, "The Heartbreakers." First a hit on the online community Wattpad, her second novel has over 38 million reads and is loved by readers around the world.

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars! Since freshman year of high school, Stella’s sister (Cara) has been battling cancer, now about four years later Cara’s battle has been getting harder. Therefore, to give Cara the “greatest 18th Birthday present EVER” Stella and their brother Drew attend The Heartbreakers (the “boy band” Cara loves) autograph signing to get Cara’s things signed by the band as the gift for her. However, the day of signing Stella’s life changes forever and her life gets more embroiled with The Heartbreakers with its leader singer Oliver than she ever expected…

I chose/requested to read this novel for the following two main reasons. The first reason is because I’ve had a sudden urge to read rock star romances lately and with its cover/description, this looked like a good one. The second reason is that this novel’s description reminded me of Ms. Rallison’s “Just One Wish,” because the main characters from both novels are trying to get something from someone famous to make their sick siblings happy, and since I really liked Ms. Rallison’s novel I hoped I’d like Ms. Novak’s novel too. As luck would have it, I liked “The Heartbreakers” quite a lot!

All portrayed through Stella’s POV, you get a great start to a very intriguing series and band! Stella deals with Cara’s illness by hanging onto her family and staying close to them all as much as possible. However, Cara is the one who pushes Stella into accepting the Heartbreakers’ job offer and starting her own life away from her family. No matter what happens to Stella, she is still scared of getting her heart broken, and Oliver has player written all over him. Nevertheless, the attraction between Oliver and Stella is undeniable testing her resistance at every opportunity. It was fun watching her fight to have them stay apart.

Together Oliver and Stella are an electric, fun, and enchanting couple. Simply, they even each other out. Even though Stella feels in the dark about Oliver’s past during most of this novel, I enjoyed how their relationship grew and progressed. Yet, while I really liked Oliver as the “hero” and his relationship with Stella, I found this to be more of a women’s fiction novel instead of a romance as it’s based more on Stella’s personal growth than anything else. Even so, I thoroughly enjoyed how this novel’s plot was laid out. I laughed, I cried, I just could not get enough!

I HIGHLY recommend this novel to those looking for a YA version of women’s fiction that also has the bonus of being a romance too!

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : IndieBound (Paperback) : The Heartbreakers (Book 1) | Kobo (e-Book) : The Heartbreakers (Book 1)


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Book Teaser(s) :
"She's totally adopted," I muttered, which made Drew snicker.
"You're identical."
"Irrelevant," I said and shook my head. "I mean, honestly? Where did she go so wrong?" ~ within Chapter 2

THE HEARTBREAKERS by Ali Novak -- Read my #bookreview here:...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Monday, July 27, 2015

THE HEARTBREAKERS by Ali Novak -- Read my #bookreview here:...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Monday, July 27, 2015
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Ali, then please check out her website.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Second Sentence Saturday: Daisy and the Front Man


SECOND SENTENCE SATURDAY is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab the novel/novella your currently reading
  • Open to the first page of Chapter 1 or its Prologue
  • Share the SECOND sentence from that page
  • Share the novel/novella's title & its author, so that other participants can add that novel to their TBR Lists if they want



MY Second Sentence Saturday :

"Daisy and the Front Man" [Backstage Pass Series, Book 3] by Rebekah L. Purdy

The whole town had shown up: local television crews, the newspaper, people from school, and even one of the ladies from Entertainment Tonight.



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Friday, July 24, 2015

Feasted On: Backstage Pass Series, Book 4

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Paperback - Pages: 183; Kindle Edition - File Size: 1272 KB | Expected Release Date: July 14, 2015 | Publisher: Entangled Publishing : Teen : Crush | Obtained: NetGalley

"Anya and the Shy Guy" [Backstage Pass Series, Book 4] by Suze Winegardner

Author's Book Description : Suze’s first YA book will be publishes TODAY, July 14th, 2015 by Entangled Publishing’s Crush Imprint. It is part of the “Backstage Pass Series” which details the adventures of a boy-band on their first national tour

It’s always the quiet ones…


Anya Anderson doesn’t just need a big break, she needs any break. Living on the streets doesn’t leave a girl many options, so when she scores a gig reporting on the Seconds to Juliet tour, she jumps at the chance to earn enough money to sleep somewhere safe. And the paycheck will get bigger if she can dig up dirt on Will Fray, the irritatingly cute “shy guy” of the band.

Problem is, Will Fray isn’t who everyone thinks he is. In fact, he’s not Will at all. The guy onstage is actually Matt, Will’s identical twin, who’s reluctantly covering for his brother while he’s in rehab. To make matters worse, Matt’s being shadowed by a cute reporter with troubled eyes determined to get the scoop. On him.

If the secret gets out, it won’t just be his head on the platter—it’ll be the whole band’s. But Matt’s having trouble finding the willpower to keep his distance…and he’s not so sure he wants to.

This Entangled Teen Crush book contains steamy make out scenes, graphic language, and a love story so hot your copy may spontaneously burst into flames. You’ve been warned.

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars! Since the age of fifteen, Anya has been living on the streets. Now two years later, she finally gets a “big brake” by taking a job as a freelance journalist trying to get the inside scoop about Will “The Shy Guy” from the group Seconds to Juliet. However, not everything is all rosy because she unintentionally lied about her age to get the gig and after meeting Will, she’s not sure that if she learns any of his secrets that she’d be willing to divulge them to the public like that. As Anya gets closer to Will though she’s finding that not everything is adding up, is he too good to be true or is he hiding a bigger secret than she originally suspected?

I REALLY liked how its plot flowed! Mostly because if it went off, as I feared it would, that Will would come back without Matt telling Anya about their “deceit” before Will showed than I’m not sure I’d have enjoyed it as much as I did. Therefore, I’m VERY happy with how everything turns out in this novel!! As it happens Anya meets Will’s identical twin brother Matt who is playing the role of Will until his twin gets out of recovery, but no one but Trevin knows the truth about the farce. It’s like a more grownup version of The Parent Trap. With the slight twists that this novel pulls, I was enamored with it!

While Matt is more of the extrovert compared to his twin’s shyness, I still could not get enough of him! I found him to be sweet, funny, and very charismatic. In truth, he charmed me just as much as he did Anya! Then as you read about Anya not being as “edgy” as she portrayed herself to be, I fell in love with them as a couple! In addition, I liked that you kind of get to see Will get together with someone too by the end of this novel.

I recommend this novel to those who are already a fan of the Backstage Pass series and/or if you’re looking for a sweetly fun contemporary, YA romance!

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Kobo (e-Book) : Aimee and the Heartthrob (Book 1) | Kobo (e-Book) : Mia and the Bad Boy (Book 2) | Kobo (e-Book) : Daisy and the Front Man (Book 3) | Kobo (e-Book) : Anya and the Shy Guy (Book 4) | Amazon.com (Kindle Edition) : Aimee and the Heartthrob (Book 1) | Amazon.com (Kindle Edition) : Mia and the Bad Boy (Book 2) | Amazon.com (Kindle Edition) : Daisy and the Front Man (Book 3)


My Previous Review(s) for this Series : Book 2 | Book 3

Author's Novel Extras : 2015 brings a new book deal! | It’ssssssss here!

Eeeep! One more sleep to go before ANYA AND THE SHY GUY hits the shelves (or your Kindles). There will be a swag giveaway tomorrow, so watch this space!
Posted by The Backstage Pass series on Monday, July 13, 2015


Authors' Series Extras : NEW SERIES- NEW COVERS! | Book Cover Reveal for Daisy and the Front Man (Backstage Pass # 3) | Happy RELEASE DAY for DAISY AND THE FRONT MAN/giveaway/booktrailer | #TeaserTuesday Mia & The Bad Boy


The official Seconds to Juliet band logo!
Posted by The Backstage Pass series on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Book Teaser(s) :
"What do you need?" He poured a cup of coffee from the carafe and held the cup up in the silent You want some? gesture.
Trevin shook his head. "What I need is for you to stop singing 'I'll wash your back' when it should be 'I'll watch your back.' You might not think anyone can hear you, but I can hear you, and you can bet your ass that LJ can hear you, too."
Matt leaned against the counter. Huh.
"Well that certainly makes more sense given the rest of the lyrics." He pulled open a drawer and dug the songbook Will had written for him. Bastard. "Sorry, dude. The little bastard wrote 'I'll wash your back.' He always did love messing with me."
Trevin grabbed the book and read through it. "Hey, we can give him the benefit of the doubt. He was in pain when he wrote this for you. Give me a pen."
Matt chucked him a pencil, and Trevin started scribbling in the book. Shit. It looked like he'd been singing the wrong words to a bunch of songs. No wonder Trevin had stopped by to check up on him. ~ within Chapter 2

ANYA AND THE SHY GUY by Suze Winegardner -- Read my #bookreview here:...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Friday, July 24, 2015

ANYA AND THE SHY GUY by Suze Winegardner -- Read my #bookreview here:...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Friday, July 24, 2015
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Suze, then please check out her website. For more information about this series check out The Backstage Pass Series Facebook Page and/or The Backstage Pass Series Website.

Disappointmentville: Romance Island Resort Series, Book 1

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Paperback - Pages: 308; Kindle Edition - File Size: 606 KB | Expected Release Date: August 3, 2015 | Publisher: Lost Plot Press | Obtained: NetGalley

"Maid for the Rock Star" [Romance Island Resort Series, Book 1] by Demelza Carlton

Author's Book Description : A maid at the exclusive Romance Island Resort, Audra knows how to handle rock stars, billionaires and celebrities. She keeps their secrets, cleans up their mess and makes sure their holiday is a memorable one. There’s just one rule: no relationships with guests. And Audra never breaks the rules.

Jay Felix is rock royalty and he knows it. When one of his bandmates threatens to break up the band, he goes into hiding at the Romance Island Resort. Looking for a distraction, he sets his sights on the unattainable Audra. But what’s a rock star to do when the girl he wants is the one woman he can’t have?

Welcome to paradise, where the romance is as hot as the weather and the tides aren’t all that’s surging beneath the surface.

My Book Review : 2.5 out of 5 stars. A rock star decides to stay at a remote island Resort in Australia while coming to terms with being on a "farewell tour" at only the age of 25 years old. While there, he becomes enamored with his maid and tries to peruse her by any means necessary.

I tried to like this novel but I found Jason (Jay/the rock star) and Audra both hard to enjoy as main characters. Jay portrays a main who is self-centered and all about getting laid, it was hard to find any depth with him. Whereas Audra is poor, trying to find the self-control not to hook up with Jay so she won't lose her job, and allows her family and coworkers to steamroll over her. Together I thought they might have a nice friendship but it wasn't love. In addition, I'm not sure how they can have anything long-term because of Audra's career goals and how this novel ends.

In truth, I don't recommend it unless you're looking for a straight erotica without much romance.

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Author's Novel Extras : Dreaming About Stars – Seven #SexySnippets on #MySexySaturday

Prepare to be teased :D Rock god Jay Felix is causing trouble at the Romance Island Resort...and his first book will be...
Posted by Demelza Carlton on Saturday, July 11, 2015

You all know how I love to tease...and it being Tuesday morning and all, I figured this was kind of appropriate....
Posted by Demelza Carlton on Monday, July 20, 2015

Author's Series Extras : Romance Island Resort Series - Overview

She did it again - Elizabeth Ellen Carter tagged me for 7 lines from a WIP. I *still* can't share the cover or title of...
Posted by Demelza Carlton on Sunday, May 24, 2015

Book Teaser(s) :

MAID FOR THE ROCK STAR by Demelza Carlton -- Read my #bookreview here:...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Friday, July 24, 2015
"I've never flown in a helicopter before, so that makes two of us."
"I get to pop your cherry and someone else is paying for it? How do you feel about taking the scenic route, if it's your first time?"
She blushed. "You're the pilot. As long as we get to the airport in one piece and then back here with my patient, or whatever he is, the flight route's up to you." ~ within Chapter 27
She saved her brother's life. Why the fuck would he want anyone else watching out for him? ~ within Chapter 33
For more information on this book and/or any other books by Demelza, then please check out her website.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Blog Tour - A Time for Everything by Mysti Parker | Spreading the Word & Gift Card Giveaway

Today I'm turning my blog over to Mysti Parker author of "A Time for Everything!!!"

ALSO -- Be sure to check out Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post to be able to sign up for this blog stop's GIVEAWAY!! [Blog Tour & Giveaway will run on July 21, 2015]



"A Time for Everything"
by Mysti Parker (aka Misty Baker)

Author's Book Description :
    After losing her husband and only child to the ravages of the Civil War, twenty-five-year-old Portia McAllister is drowning in grief. When she sees an ad for a live-in tutor in another town, she leaves everything behind in hopes of making a fresh start. But as a Confederate widow in a Union household, she is met with resentment from her new charge and her employer, war veteran Beau Stanford.

    Despite their differences, she and Beau find common ground and the stirrings of a second chance at love until his late wife’s cousin, Lydia, arrives with her sights set on him. Burdened with a farm on the brink of bankruptcy, Beau is tempted by Lydia’s hefty dowry, though Portia has captured his heart.

    In another time and another place, his choice would be easy. But love seems impossible amid the simmering chaos of Reconstruction that could boil over at any moment into an all-out battle for survival. Will Beau and Portia find their way into each other’s arms, or will they be swept away by raging forces beyond their control?

    ****

    What readers are saying:

    “The book truly encapsulated the situation of the time – a Confederate living in Union territory. The mere difference of opinion between Union and Confederate…the vestiges of the war…the consequences of one’s actions…the choice of who you love and how you show it.” ~Girl of 1000 Wonders Book Blog

    *****

    “If you enjoy stories from the Civil War then you will definitely enjoy this one. Don’t forget to grab the tissues before you start.” ~Heather, Goodreads Reviewer

This book is available to order on :

Amazon (e-Book) | Barnes and Noble (e-Book) | Smashwords (e-Book)

** Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads! **


**Brentwood, TN, 1865** On a frigid Christmas morning, a young widow decided to join the husband and daughter she had...
Posted by Mysti Parker on Friday, June 19, 2015



About the Author :

Mysti Parker is a wife, mom, author, and shameless chocoholic. She is the author of the Tallenmere standalone fantasy romance series and The Roche Hotel romantic comedy series. Her short writings have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines. Her award-winning historical romance, "A Time for Everything," will be published this summer by EsKape Press.

Other writing pursuits include serving as a class mentor in Writers Village University's seven week online course, F2K. She has published two children's books ("Quentin's Problem" & "Fuzzy Buzzy's Treasure") as Misty Baker.

When she's not writing fiction, Mysti reviews books for SQ Magazine, an online specific publication. She resides in Buckner, KY with her husband and three children.


Coming July 7: Portia had never seen the man Beau was before the war, but one day she caught a glimpse...Pre-Order...
Posted by Mysti Parker on Tuesday, June 16, 2015



Book Excerpt :

“Now don’t give me that look, son. It’s been two years. You need to find somebody. Give Jonathan a mama.”

“He had a mama. And we’re fine.” Beau hated the way his voice broke every time someone forced him to talk about Claire, so he made his retreat into Scout’s stall. The sixteen-year-old stallion was the most level-headed Morgan he’d ever owned. He nuzzled his master as soon as he saw the brush in Beau’s hand.

Ezra followed, thumbs tucked behind his overall straps. “You’re not fine, Beauregard. You need a lady to run things around here. Harry and Isaac are back with the new teacher, right?”

“I reckon so.” He brushed Scout’s neck with soft, gentle strokes.

“Portia, wasn’t it? Portia McAllister?”

“You’d know better than me. I didn’t want to hire her in the first place. It’s bad enough she’s a Rebel’s widow, but Harry says she’s not what we expected. Is she blind or deaf or missing a leg or what?”

“Heck if I know, son. I ain’t met her yet, either. All I’ve seen is her letter.”

“And according to that letter, her husband worked as an overseer.”

“Part-time assistant to an overseer.”

“Same difference.”

“Don’t matter what he was. She’s a former schoolteacher. And you know Claire wanted this for Jonny until he’s old enough for the university. I ain’t gonna be responsible for her coming back to haunt us for not abiding by her wishes.”



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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Feasted On: At Ease by Olivia Brynn

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Kindle Edition - File Size: 684 KB | Expected Release Date: August 18, 2015 | Publisher: Samhain Publishing | Obtained: NetGalley

"At Ease" by Olivia Brynn (aka Alanna Coca)

Authors' Book Description : Jaycee Hanson has the best seat in the house in Psych 301. Right behind Tyler Johnson, ROTC captain and star of her erotic fantasies. But while lusting from afar, she’s come to one disappointing conclusion. He doesn’t seem to date outside his race.

When an accidental touch near the end of class turns into an impromptu foot rub, the rest of her wet-noodle bones are willing to go anywhere Tyler leads. She just never expected to be led into the nearest stairwell.

Tyler isn’t sure what to make of the smart, beautiful woman in his arms. If he’d had any idea Jaycee was interested in him, he would have made a move long ago. But each time he looked her way, she avoided his gaze.

A blissful afternoon at his place seems the start of something special—until objections to their relationship arise from an unexpected source. Causing Jaycee to wonder if sizzling sexual chemistry is enough.

This book has been previously published.

Product Warnings
Contains a semi-public quickie against a wall, impromptu picnics, and a hero who knows where to draw the line—and it’s not between him and his woman.

My Book Review : 4.5 out of 5 stars!! After months of lusting after one another Tyler and Jaycee follow through on their feelings and see what happens. However, as they quickly get to know each other unplanned for obstacles get in the way, will they be willing to make a big commitment into their budding relationship so soon?

WOW! This erotically charged novella hooks you with its spicy storyline and then reels you in with its heartwarmingly sweet characters! Tyler and Jaycee are a great couple who’s chemistry off the charts. Even though this is a whirlwind romance novella, which only shows a glimpse into the beginning of their relationship, I have a good feeling about them being together.

I definitely recommend this novella to those looking for a hot erotica romance!

Purchase This Book Here : Kobo (e-Book) : At Ease



Author's Novel Extras : Saturday Status 11/15/14 | Saturday Status 2/28/2015


Book Teaser(s) :

AT EASE by Olivia Brynn - Erotic Romance Author -- REVIEW TO BE POSTED ON JULY 18TH 2015 at...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Wednesday, July 1, 2015
For more information on this book and/or any other books by Olivia, then please check out her website.

Second Sentence Saturday: My Perfect Mate


SECOND SENTENCE SATURDAY is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab the novel/novella your currently reading
  • Open to the first page of Chapter 1 or its Prologue
  • Share the SECOND sentence from that page
  • Share the novel/novella's title & its author, so that other participants can add that novel to their TBR Lists if they want



MY Second Sentence Saturday :

"My Perfect Mate" [The Siberian Volkov Pack Romance Series, Book 10] by Caryn Moya Block

A simple favor of driving his friend Mathis Levesque's limo had turned into so much more.



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