Thursday, 31 October 2013

Release Day Blitz and Giveaway - Touched By You by T.H Snyder

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Title: Touched By You
Author: T.H. Snyder
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: October 31, 2013


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Chloe and Derrick have spent most of their lives together as friends and as lovers; they have formed a connection that few couples can make last. This duo is bound by one thing that no one can destroy. They have been touched by one another and no one can take that away.

That is until one of them is forced to make a decision and their lives take on a different path.

Can these two withstand the reality of what lies ahead? Are they able to hold a relationship together with just the mere fact that they may love each other? Is it possible to maintain a bond that no one else has been able to touch?

Chloe and Derrick may have the relationship others dream about, but sometimes things do get in the way and it can be impossible to forgive and forget.


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About the Author
TH Snyder
T.H. Snyder is a 33 year old mother of 2. She has been an avid romance and paranormal reader for well over a year and felt it was about time to explore her creative side and write her own book.

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Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Release Day Blitz and Giveaway - FL Jacob "Have I Told You"


Caston Black has it all, according to the outside world. The owner of the best-selling gentlemens magazine, Black Hollywood, has good looks, fame, fortune, and a reputation that precedes him. He can have any woman he wants, as long as he doesnt keep them. Caston sets his sights on Sabrina for his next Hollywood Sweetheart. Little does he know he will find the woman to share his life, the one he is meant to keep forever.

Sabrina Bennett has been in a mentally and physically abusive relationship that has destroyed the beautiful, confident dancer who arrived at college three years ago. She thinks the only good thing left in her life is her abusive boyfriend. Keeping her boyfriend happy is her number one priority, no matter how impossible. She
s been broken and molded into a frightened, unsure girl desperate to be worthy of love. 

Meeting by chance one evening, sparks fly between Caston and Sabrina. Neither expected the feelings they bring out in each other. Trying to have a normal relationship in their abnormal world is almost impossible, happiness is a new way of life for the lovers. They want to move forward, but the past won
t let go. 

Can Caston help Sabrina heal from her past abuse? Can Sabrina show Caston he is as strong as he appears to be? When is the price of love too much? What do you do when the biggest threat to the person you love is you? 


Breakfast flew by.  Caston stood up to leave and I felt sad, as if a piece of me was leaving.  Standing in front of him, I straightened his suit coat; feeling very brazen I took his lapels in my hands, pulling him close to me.  He put his hands on my hips, under my shirt.  His thumbs edge their way to touch my skin.  It jumped at his touch.  

“Be good today.  I will leave an iPad for you to use.”  He leaned forward and kissed my forehead.  I sighed, and looked up at him timidly through my eyelashes.  

“Yes, Caston,” I responded angelically.  My mind was begging him to kiss me.  Please, God, kiss me.  

“I could get used to this,” Caston replied, staring into my hazel eyes, while brushing my sides with his thumbs.  

He was barely a hair’s breadth away from my mouth now.  He enveloped my mouth, and his tongue parted my lips, hungrily seeking mine.  I allowed him entrance, and my knees buckled.  He caught me, pressing me to his body.  One hand stayed on my back, while the other skimmed up my back and tangled in my hair.  Intertwining his hand in my hair, he pulled my head back, starting to kiss the sides of my mouth down to my neck.  My mind went absolutely blank, and I felt my insides clenching.  Just as suddenly as he started kissing me, he pulled away.  Breathless, I leaned up against the table.  Holy shit!  Did that just happen?

Author Bio

I am a mommy of two, wife to an amazing man, and full time employee. Life is crazy and my love for reading had fizzled over the years but thanks to a wonderful group of ladies that I met last year I started reading again. Their love for books turned me on to many great writers who I would have never discovered if I hadn't started reading again! 

I started writing for them. They brought out my love for writing that I haven
t seen in years. Starting this process was tedious and nerve wrecking, but my lovely ladies and my fabulous husband have inspired me to take my love for writing to the next step.


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Blog Tour and Giveaway - Love Resisted (Real Love Stories #2) by Melanie Codina

For Allie Baxter, love was never something she had to worry about. She was loved by her friends, her family, her husband until the day it was ripped away. Losing love was the deepest pain Allie had ever endured, and it was an agony she vowed to avoid feeling ever again. Crippled with guilt over her loss, for five years Allie served her self-appointed exile from the daily comforts offered by friends and family, only to return and attempt to fit herself back into their open armseven if she knew she didnt deserve it. Mike Lawson was not something Allie expected; the love of a man was not something Allie was prepared to want. The spark of desire that had long ago died inside her suddenly returned, bringing the memories of her pain with it. She swore she would never allow herself to love again but how long could love be resisted?
Review by Janeane - ARC received for honest review.

Before reading Love Resisted, it is best to read "Love Realized" to get an idea of the group dynamics of this crazy bunch.

We first meet Allie and Mike in Love Resisted, Mike as a potential love interest for Gillian, and Allie, the best friend.

Allie is the smiley, crazy girl everyone loves.  She is the friend you want in your corner. Your fiercest critic, and your most vocal defender. Loves her family and friends like no other can. And I just love her crazy antics.

But behind the smiles is heartache. Such heartache.  Allie lost her forever, her husband Marc 5 years ago in an accident.  Since then she has closed her heart off to love, because how can anyone ever fill the hole he left.
Mike has been smitten since the moment he first met Allie.  Single dad after losing his wife to cancer 8 years ago, he is willing to move on and make a new life for himself - and he wants to do that with Allie.

Allie closes herself off to others with smart-arse comments and at times completely bitchy behaviour, but this is totally understandable when you get into her head.  Guilt consumes her and she won't allow herself to move forward.

I love how Mike relentlessly pursues Allie.  He is determined to break down the emotional walls she has built up around her heart, and with a little help from her friends and his family (none of them like to keep their noses out of each other business - IRL this would get annoying, but in fiction it is heartwarming) he might just do it.  And he will use all the tricks in his box to make her his.  

There might have been some of these
And one of these
And they may or may not have ended up here at some stage
Melanie Codina had me sucked in from the very beginning of Love Resisted.  Getting the inside view as the relationship between Allie and Mike blossoms, falters and grows had me laughing, crying, throwing the pom poms and cheering, mentally slapping their heads together, the works. She makes you have a vested interest in the lives of those she is writing about. 

The interactions between all the family and friends in this series is just wonderful, and makes me jealous that I don't have it with my family (just due to distance, but I miss it).

The two little scene stealers in this series are definitely the boys Dylan and Ryan... got every adult wrapped around their little fingers and work it.  But they are also extremely protective of the people they love - even though they are only 8 years old!  Bodyguards, c-blockers, heartbreakers - they are that and much more.

Mike's relationship with his 18 year old son Zane is amazing, and the relationship Zane creates with Allie is just wonderful.  

I look forward to more in this series - we NEED to know what happens with Jason!

About The Author:
Melanie is an amazing mother of four, an awesome and tolerant wife to one, and nurse to many. If you dont believe her, just ask anyone in her family, they know what to say. She is also a devoted chauffer, the keeper of missing socks, a genius according to a six year old, the coolest soccer uniform coordinator according to a twelve year old, and the best damn mac-n-cheese-with-cut-up-hot-dog maker in the whole world. Well that last title isnt really official, but its still pretty cool to be called it.
When not being ordered around by any of the kids, you can find her with her nose in a book or on the sideline of a soccer game cheering on one team or another. But thats mostly because she has a thing for the coach. When she is not doing all of the above, you can find her obsessed with a group of fictional characters all vying for a spot on the page of whatever shes working on. Its a fun and crazy life to lead, but wouldnt have it any other way
Melanie is an amazing mother of four, an awesome and tolerant wife to one, and nurse to many. If you dont believe her, just ask anyone in her family, they know what to say. She is also a devoted chauffer, the keeper of missing socks, a genius according to a six year old, the coolest soccer uniform coordinator according to a twelve year old, and the best damn mac-n-cheese-with-cut-up-hot-dog maker in the whole world. Well that last title isnt really official, but its still pretty cool to be called it. 
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Cover Reveal - Main Attraction by Ava O'Shay

Genre: contemporary erotica romance
Release Date: November 25, 2013

Jessica Hunter lost her heart and her husband at the same time. He died, and she discovered his infidelities, leaving her a shattered mess.
Five years later, Jessica still isnt interested in a relationship. That is, until she meets sexy, lead actor Penn Jackson on the set of a popular tween movieand her life gets turned upside down. Swept away by Penns carefree attitude, she lets him into her heartand her bedeven though Penn warns her that being with him will change her life.
    Penns warning doesnt mean much to her. But when his publicist begins a campaign to get rid of her, and a trip to the emergency room turns into a tabloid explosion, she doesnt just lose her anonymity, but also her job. Now, Jessica will have to choose between the man she loves and the life shes always known.   


About the Author:
Ava O'Shay grew up in the north Seattle area but now resides on a hill in the heart of the city so she can be inspired by the sights and sounds of the Seattle waterfront.  She loves the outdoors and gets most of her inspiration during long bike rides and kayaking adventures with family, friends, and her three dogs which she loves like children.  She can be found on the balcony of her home, wrapped in warm sweater people watching in the winter and enjoying the concerts at the Seattle Center in the summer, while typing on her pink computer.

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