Sunday, March 31, 2013

Fan Fic Event: No Boundaries Challenge & Readers Giveaway

And so the lion fell in love
with the She Wolf.

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Brought to you by the creators of Fandom Fanatic & She Wolf Awards

Bridging the gap between both vamp and wolf lovers in a unique one shot contest featuring Leah Clearwater, our she wolf, with any of our favorite Twilight vamps (*coughs* The Volturi. The LUV'NV votes Volturi. *coughs*). Nothing is off limits—there are no boundaries.

Fandom Fanatic and She Wolf Awards have paired up to hold another No Boundaries contest, with Printing Paws, Tricky Raven, and us, The LUV'NV, as their contest hosts. That's right, contest hosts. We love the wolves and non-canon pairings as much as She Wolf Awards and Fandom Fanatic do. We'll be posting the contest as well as its giveaway on our sites. You can enter on any and all of the participating sites, blog hop style.

To get everyone inspired and excited, Fandom Fanatic and She Wolf Awards will be running a promo of No Boundaries stories and graphics throughout the month of April. The LUV'NV will also be showing love for a few, too. If you would like to spread the love, please grab the No Boundaries avi and contact SWA at

For those of our readers who don't know, fan fic is fan-based fiction. Readers write stories with characters from books they flove and can't let die—in this case, Twilight. Fics can be canon and follow the original series's timeline, expanding on it or deviating it. They can include any pairing, even (especially!) non-canon, with entirely different rules and universes; for example, an all-human Edward with a vampire Bella or a Volturi Carlisle with an original character. Really, the possibilities are endless. Fics are posted on various sites like and TWCS and can be multiple chapters or one chapter (a.k.a. a short story or one shot).

Some of you may have even read published fan fic, like Wallbanger and 50 Shades of Gray. (If you have any questions regarding fan fic, you can leave a comment below or email us at

For the No Boundaries contest, Leah is the beloved star. Check out the rules and all the info to enter what your imagination conjures and your fingers itch to put on digital paper.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Blog Tour {Review, Excerpt & Giveaway}—A Bride by Moonlight by Liz Carlyle

Welcome to the A Bride by Moonlight blog tour, organized by Bewitching Tours
Raina got the pleasure of reading and reviewing this amazing Historical Romance,
and you can enter to win a paperback copy!

A Bride by Moonlight
by Liz Carlyle
Book #4 of Fraternitas Aureae Crucis series
Publication: February 26th 2013 by Avon
Genre: Historical Romance

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Royden Napier, Baron Saint-Bryce, is tall, dark, and ruthless—and on the hunt for a dangerous beauty . . .

On the eve of her escape to the Continent, bold, beautiful Lisette Colburne accepts a proposal she dare not refuse: masquerade as the future bride of the steely-eyed Royden Napier and help him solve his most dangerous case. Soon Lisette is in even greater danger—of losing her heart to the one man with the power to destroy her . . .

Estranged from his aristocratic family, the enigmatic Napier has forged a reputation as Scotland Yard's most relentless police commissioner. He's vowed to bring Lisette to justice—but with every forbidden kiss and every tantalizing touch, he finds himself becoming less convinced of her guilt . . . and more certain he must have her. But when danger touches Lisette, can he save her?

Friday, March 29, 2013

Re-release Event! Excerpt & Giveaway—The Mystic series by B.C. Burgess

Welcome to The Mystic series re-release event, with B.C. Burgess and Bandit Publishing.

A Magical Journey of Epic Romance
Stretching from coast to coast and teeming with loathed villains and beloved heroes, The Mystic Series is rich with emotion, magic and intrigue. Whether the reader is laughing, crying or falling in love, they'll find themselves invested in Layla's fate through the rich dialogue and emotionally driven characters that weave the web of this fiery tale.

by B.C. Burgess
Book #1 of The Mystic  series
Publication: March 27th 2013
Genre: New Adult Romance

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After three years caring for her dying mother, Layla Callaway learns she was adopted under unusual circumstances. Following a cryptic message to seek her birth family in Oregon, Layla uproots her life to find out the truth about her past. And herself.

Quin's natural charisma is attractive to plenty of women, but he longs for the one he's been dreaming of his entire life. When that day arrives, not only is he breathless, he's confronted with the challenge of a lifetime - an innate need to keep her safe and forever by his side.

The Enemy
Through manipulation and dark magic, Agro uses the powers of others to elevate his supremacy and wealth. When he discovers Layla didn't die at birth, he sets out to find and possess her.

by B.C. Burgess
Book #2 of The Mystic  series
Publication: March 27th 2013
Genre: New Adult Romance

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According to the fairy tales Layla Callaway read as a child, she'd stepped into one. She suddenly has the extended family she always wanted, a beautiful home in Oregon, and the ability to perform astonishing magic. But her perfect world has a price, and she may end up paying with her life.

Quin Kavanagh wants nothing more than to shed his playboy past and devote himself to Layla, but his womanizing reputation threatens to destroy their budding relationship and shatter his dreams.

The Enemy
Obsessed with Layla's immense power, Agro eliminates leads on his way to Oregon. But there's a stranger lurking much closer to Layla's new home, and he's closing in quicker than anyone knows. Leaving a trail of tragedy in their wakes, both wizards crave what Layla has, and they'll stop at nothing to get it.

Aren't those covers gorgeous?!
Continue reading for an excerpt and to enter to win an eBook copy of book one, Descension.

Cover Reveal, Excerpt & Giveaway! Of Silver and Beasts by Trisha Wolfe

Welcome to the cover reveal for:

Of Silver and Beasts
by Trisha Wolfe
A Goddess Wars novel
Genre: New Adult Dark Fantasy

In the sand-covered queendom of Cavan, the goddess once saved a young Kaliope’s life, preventing the mercury her father attempted to hide in her blood from reaching her heart. Now, a cybernetic clamp filters it, but the silver streaks swirling faintly beneath her skin are a constant reminder that she’s different.

When nineteen-year-old Kaliope is chosen as head of the Nactue Guard, she becomes the sworn protector to her empress. In the midst of an invasion on a neighboring land, Kaliope is placed in charge of guarding Prince Caben, the last heir to his kingdom. But when they’re attacked by the feared Otherworlders, Caben and Kaliope are abducted and taken below to a realm where they must fight for their life in a caged arena.

Kaliope struggles to protect her princely charge, keeping him and herself alive while battling inhumanly opponents, and trying to save the stolen, sacred relic that will restore her empress’s life force and all of Cavan. And if she can somehow awaken the goddess within her, she may save what’s most important.

New Adult Dark Fantasy: Intended for readers 17 years of age and older.

Expected Publication: June 1st 2013
Cover design by: Steven Novak

Stunning cover, isn't? And the summary! *flails*
I'm totally stoked to read the book and share my review of the ARC with you.
Until then, continuing reading for an excerpt from Trisha Wolfe's upcoming new release
and to enter to win a $10 Amazon gift card or PayPal cash.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Vouched Book! Casino Royale by Ian Fleming

Casino Royale
Ian Fleming
Book #1 of Bond series
Publication: August 27th 2002 by Penguin Books (first published April 13th 1953)
Genre: Thriller, Spy Thriller, Adventure, Crime, Classics

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In the first of Ian Fleming's James Bond novels, 007 declares war on Le Chiffre, French communist and paymaster of the Soviet murder organization SMERSH.

The battle begins with a fifty-million-franc game of baccarat, gains momentum during Bond's fiery love affair with a sensuous lady spy, and reaches a chilling climax with fiendish torture at the hands of a master sadist. For incredible suspense, unexpected thrills, and extraordinary danger, nothing can beat James Bond in his inaugural adventure.

Cover Reveal! Broken Gates by D.T. Dyllin

Welcome to the cover reveal for:

Broken Gates
by D.T. Dyllin
Book #2 of the P.J. Stone Gates Trilogy
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance

P.J. Stone is a Seer who saw too little, too late.

In the past, her biggest worries were boys and school—but war has a way of changing things. Now, the alien Riders are trying to overrun the world. As the last of their kind, P.J. and her friends must find a way to save humanity before there’s nothing left to save.

After choosing a mate, P.J. hoped she'd have time to enjoy her love life. But with everything changing so quickly and major secrets revealed, who knows what the future will bring?

Expected Publication: May 24th 2013 by Dragonfairy Press

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Blog Tour {Review & Giveaway}—Lonely Souls by Karice Bolton

Stopping by The LUV'NV today is the Witch Avenue series blog tour, organized by AToMR Tours.
We had the pleasure of reading the first Witch Avenue book, and you can enter to win eBook copies of the entire series, a tote bag filled with swag, and two $10 Amazon gift cards!

Lonely Souls
by Karice Bolton
Book #1 of Witch Avenue series
Publication: June 29th 2012 by Bulldog Press
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance

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It’s two weeks before Triss turns 18, and her world is about to change into the most magical one imaginable as she readies herself to enter The Witch Avenue Order... that is until her mother’s disappearance. Instead of celebrating her transformation, she finds herself spreading rose petals into her mother’s empty grave.

When Logan, her best friend from junior high, moves back to town for college, he vows to help her find the answers she so desperately seeks surrounding her mother’s disappearance. As they begin uncovering clues, it becomes apparent that the life of white magic they both grew up loving is not what the majority practices, and their lives are in danger.

With a haunting feeling that her mother may still be alive, she begins to hear a call to the wilderness. Triss realizes that in order to find the answers she needs, she must learn the ways of her ancestors and become the hunter, not the hunted before it’s too late, and she becomes part of the lonely souls.

Lonely Souls is available as a FREE download on Amazon for the duration of the tour.
Get yours now!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Blog Tour {Review & Giveaway}—The Kings of Charleston by Kat H. Clayton

Stopping by The LUV'NV today is The Kings of Charleston blog tour, organized by Xpresso Book Tours.
We got the pleasure of reading and reviewing this Young Adult Romance,
and you have a chance to enter to win a signed copy and a Kindle Paperwhite!

The Kings of Charleston
by Kat H. Clayton
Book #1 of The Kings of Charleston series
Publication: July 10th 2012 by Kat H Clayton
Genre: Young Adult Romance

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Casper Whitley is forced to move to Charleston, South Carolina where she’ll be the new kid her senior year of high school. Casper’s upset about the move until she meets the Roman family’s gorgeous son, Cal, but there’s a problem. A mystery surrounds him which can be summed up in one word ... Kythera. Never heard of it? Neither has Casper until she finds the word tattooed on cars, paintings and all her new friends.

After Casper’s life is threatened, someone is forced to tell the truth about her parents, the Romans and Kythera’s motives for her being in Charleston. Once the truth is revealed, she must decide whether to protect her family and Kythera’s secrets or walk away from everything she has ever known.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Book Blast & Giveaway—Only Love by Elle Chardou

Today, we're spotlighting Only Love, the second book of the Atonement series by Elle Chardou,
and you have the chance to enter for a $20 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card!

Only Love
Elle Chardou
Book #2 of the Undertow  series
Publication: March 1st 2013 by Midnight Engel Press, LLC
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

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Deirdre Bardot’s life changed almost one year ago when her father was run over by a drunk driver and his crime was never solved. In the last few months, she has ended therapy, found love in the arms of Colin van der Meer, her psychiatrist’s son, and they are now engaged to be married and are expecting their first child ...

A grave secret is revealed on a routine check-up and Deirdre, feeling lost and alone, flees her old life, leaving her fiancée and the city of her birth, Seattle, behind her.

She quickly settles in La Jolla, California and meets her sexy—if not mysterious—next door neighbor, Drake O’Connell. After he proves he is more than just a good looking face when tragedy strikes Deirdre, she is left with one of the most terrifying decisions of her life.

Colin is back and he isn’t ready to take “no” for an answer. Although she still loves her former fiancée, she finds herself head over heels and slowly falling in love with Drake.

Deirdre has no choice but to make a decision: she can fight for the past and the world she knew or she can fight for an unknown future that could bring her more happiness than her heart can hold.

Blog Tour {Excerpt & Giveaway}—Starseed by Liz Gruder

Welcome to the Starseed book tour, hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer.
We've got an excerpt to share with you, plus a tour-wide giveaway for a $25 gift card or PayPal cash!

by Liz Gruder
Publication: February 5th 2013 by WiDo Publishing
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction

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Kaila Guidry has always known she is different. When she meets Jordyn Stryker one day at school, she finds out just how different.

Jordyn was born and raised far from Earth, a starseed, one of six new students sent to Louisiana's Bush High to learn human ways. But Jordyn did not count on meeting a girl like Kaila.

When Kaila is pushed to her limit by high school bullying and cruelty, Jordyn awakens her to a new reality—and to love. But to prove herself, Kaila must look the other way as the real purposes of the starseed unfold.

As the horrific plan behind the starseed visit to Earth moves inexorably forward, Kaila and Jordan, caught in an impossible love, must determine where their true loyalties lie.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Blog Tour {Review & Giveaway}—Fraction of Stone by Kelley Lynn

Stopping by The LUV'NV today is the Fraction of Stone blog tour, organized by Xpresso Book Tours.
We got to read and review this lovely YA Fantasy, and you can enter to win one of five eBook copies!

Fraction of Stone
by Kelley Lynn
Book #1 of Fraction series
Publication: March 21st 2013 by Sapphire Star Publishing
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

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Wind tunnels, torrential rains and earthquakes tear apart Casden. The cause of the world’s imbalance is unknown, but the mounting occurrences suggest there’s little time before life ceases to exist.

Rydan Gale and Akara Nazreth are the only humans with the ability to wield magic. The tattoo on their necks and the discovery of an ancient book, dictate they are the key to the world’s survival.

But the greatest obstacle for saving mankind isn’t the bizarre creatures, extreme betrayals and magic-fearing men hunting them.

It’s that Akara doesn’t believe the world is worth saving.

The Verve & Stacking the Shelves (6)

The Verve is our Sunday edition of the weekly memes "The Sunday Post," hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer,
and "Stacking the Shelves," hosted by Tynga's Reviews. We feature the books we bought, borrowed, were gifted and given for review,
as well as share blog news from the past couple weeks and what you might see in the next two.

Hello, LUVs. How is everyone? Are you ready for April? Spring break? Warmer weather? I'm definitely ready for the latter. Wisconsin teased us cheeseheads with it before bringing back the biting cold wind and some snow. As for the blog, nothing new happening. I did, however, suffer through computer death last weekend. Yup, it scared me half to death. I was like Jackie O., trying to put my love back together, with no such luck. Thankfully, I had my posts scheduled beforehand, but I did have a hard decision to make ... and eventually got this:
A MacBook Pro! I'm thrilled ... now. At the time of purchase, not so much. I was afraid to touch it, not only because of the "investment" made but also to avoid disappointment and frustration. I've heard Mac's praises, but I'm not that big a fan of change. The system is different; it does take some getting used to, but I've acclimated and love it. I'm never going back to PC again. How about you? Have you thought about switching to Mac but are afraid to? Mac users, were you hesitant to switch? Any tips or app suggestions for a newb?

Now, here's what you might have missed the past two weeks and what to expect in the next two, as well as what we're stacking on our shelves. Be sure to enter our current giveaways, also found in the sidebar.

Recently reviewed:
Bittersweet Blood (The Order #1) by Nina CroftStrands of Bronze and Gold (Strands of Bronze and Gold @1) by Jane NickersonThere Comes a Prophet by David Litwack
StrengthDesires Unleashed (Knights of Darkness Chronicles #1) by D.N. SimmonsThe Guilty Innocent (Knights of Darkness Chronicles #2) by D.N. SimmonsJThe Boys of Summer (Summer #1) by C.J. Duggan

Astarte's Wrath  by Trisha Wolfe (NA Fantasy)
Excuse My Fairy  by Kindley Baker (Adult Fantasy/Paranormal Romance)
Shadow of Wrath  by L.W. patricks (YA Dystopia)
After the Ending  by Lindsey Fairleigh & Lindsey Pogue (Dystopian Romance)
Unbroken  by Melody Grace (NA Contemporary Romance)
First Visions  by Heather Topham Wood (NA Paranormal Romance)
Purgatory Reign  by L.M. Preston (YA Urban Fantasy)
The Avery Shaw Experiment  by Kelly Oram (YA Contemporary Romance)
Deadly Deception  by Andrea Johnson Beck (Adult Romantic Suspense)
Silver Hollow  by Jennifer Silverwood (NA Fantasy/Paranormal Romance)

Author Interview:
Viola Ryan, author of The Mark of Abel (Adult Urban Fantasy)

Cover Reveals:
Awakened  by Kriston Johnson
Lash  by L.G. Castillo
The Avery Shaw Experiment  by Kelly Oram

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Blog Tour {Excerpt & Giveaway}—Silver Hollow by Jennifer Silverwood

Silver Hollow
by Jennifer Silverwood
Publication: November 9th 2012 by SilverWoodSketches
Genre: New Adult Fantasy/Paranormal Romance

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Amie Wentworth writes paranormal romances, not because she is looking for a degree in ectoplasm, but because she’s got bills to pay. Ever since her parents’ car crash, she has been led a reclusive life and trusted books more than people. Not even a letter from her long-lost uncle, begging her to visit, gives Amie incentive for anything other than ire—until she is stabbed in an alley and brought back to life by a mysterious stranger.

After crossing the Atlantic to her father’s homeland, Amie is dragged into the very sort of tale she is used to selling. Silver Hollow is a place of ancient traditions and supernatural dangers, where everything is the opposite of what it seems and few escape sane.

To make matters worse, the man who saved her life keeps turning up and her would-be-murderer is still at large.

But when she comes face to face with the ugly truth, will she too be sucked into her father’s madness? Or will she discover that madness is just another name for honesty?

Friday, March 22, 2013

Vouched Book! The Boys of Summer by C.J. Duggan

The Boys of Summer
C.J. Duggan
Book #1 of the Summer  series
Publication: December 17th 2012
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

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It seemed only natural to nickname them the ‘Onslow Boys’. Every time they swaggered in the front door of the Onslow Hotel after a hard week’s work, their laughter was loud and genuine as they settled onto their bar stools. I peeked through the restaurant partition, a flimsy divider between my world and theirs. I couldn’t help but smile whenever I saw them, saw him ... Toby Morrison.

Quiet seventeen-year-old Tess doesn’t relish the thought of a summertime job. She wants nothing more than to forget the past haunts of high school and have fun with her best friends before the dreaded Year Twelve begins.

To Tess, summer is when everything happens: riding bikes down to the lake, watching the fireworks at the Onslow Show and water bomb fights at the sweltering Sunday markets.

How did she let her friends talk her into working?

After first-shift disasters, rude, wealthy tourists and a taunting ex-boyfriend, Tess is convinced nothing good can come of working her summer away. However, Tess finds unlikely allies in a group of locals dubbed ‘The Onslow Boys’, who are old enough to drive cars, drink beer and not worry about curfews. Tess’s summer of working expands her world with a series of first times with new friends, forbidden love and heartbreaking chaos.

All with the one boy she has never been able to forget.

It will be a summer she will always remember.

Feature & Follow Friday

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The question for this week is:
What is your guilty pleasure as far as reading? Is it a genre, or is it a certain type of book?

Highlander Romances. They're pleasurable, and yeah, sometimes I do feel guilty (well, more like guiltily shameless and a little embarrassed) when I whip out the muscle-and-bare-chest-covered book, especially around hubs or out in public. But I flove the genre like no other—they're a true fantastical escape I need every one in a while, or I get a bit grumpy. The Bride by Julie Garwood is one of my favorites. At the moment, favorite Highland series would be The Highland Guard by Monica McCarty, in which Robert the Bruce has a secret army guard.
Feeling guilty? Yeah, me neither. :P I do, however, have an ARC of book #7, The Hunter, releasing June 25th (thank you, Ballantine Books!), and I haven't picked it up yet. Feeling a little guilty about that, but I'm trying to show some restraint and read the closer, upcoming releases first. It's the perfect Highlander series if you're ever looking for a thrilling political and romantic plot.

What about you? What's your guilty pleasure read?
Let us know in a comment below. We enjoy hearing from you! And feel free to leave us a link to your F&F Friday.
We love discovering new blogs. Thanks for stopping by.

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Blog Tour {Review & Giveaway}—Desires Unleashed & The Guilty Innocent by D.N. Simmons

Stopping by The LUV'NV today is The Guilty Innocent blog tour, organized by I.O. Book Tours!
We got the pleasure to read and review books one and two of the Knights of Darkness Chronicles,
and you can enter to win an eBook copy of book one, Desires Unleashed, plus a $50 Amazon gift card!

Desires Unleashed
by D.N. Simmons
Book #2 of Knights of the Darkness Chronicles
Publication: April 4th 2012 by Rushmore Publishing
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance

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Desires Unleashed is the first novel in the riveting, highly-addictive and sexually-charged Knights of the Darkness Chronicles. Experience the heart-pounding thrill of the chase in this electrifying page-turner as you uncover the mystery behind the series of gruesome killings that have been terrorizing the citizens of Chicago.

When a grisly decapitated corpse pops up on a Chicago Street, drained of blood, the highly-trained, government-funded special police force assigned two of their best detectives to the case. S.U.I.T. Detectives Warren Davis and Matthew Eric delve deep into their investigation to discover just who or what is leaving mutilated bodies in public places. They soon realize that the killer or killers is one step ahead of them and if they are going to stop the menace before another innocent human is viciously attack, they are going to need help.

Natasha Hemingway liked her life just the way it was… normal and supernatural-free. The vampires and shape-shifters were just where she wanted them to be—far away from her. All was going well until an unfortunate accident landed her in the hospital. It was then that she discovered she had an ability that could help her save countless lives. All of a sudden, she finds herself thrust into the dangerous and alluring world of the supernatural and into the arms of two very sexy and deadly vampires.

Original, gritty and sprinkled with just the right amount of humor and wit, the Knights of the Darkness Chronicles will suck you in and take you for a ride you won't forget. You don’t want to miss out on this amazing series!

This book has been previously published and has been substantially revised from its original release.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Blog Tour {Review & Giveaway}—Strength by Carrie Butler

Stopping by The LUV'NV today is the Strength blog tour, organized by Xpresso Book Tours!
We got the pleasure to read and review this fabulous New Adult PNR, and you can enter to win an eBook copy!

by Carrie Butler
Book #1 of Mark of Nexus series
Publication: March 7th 2013 by Sapphire Star Publishing
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance

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When college student Rena Collins finds herself nose-to-chest with the campus outcast, her rumor-laced notions are shattered. Handsome, considerate, and seemingly sane, Wallace Blake doesn’t look like he spends his nights alone, screaming and banging on the walls of his dorm room. Hell, he doesn’t look like he spends his nights alone, period.

Too curious for her own good, Rena vows to uncover the truth behind Wallace’s madman reputation—and how two seconds of contact had left her with bruises. Of course, there are a few setbacks along the way: guilt, admiration, feelings of the warm and fuzzy variety ...

Not to mention the unwanted attention of Wallace's powerful, supernaturally-gifted family.

They’re a bloodline divided by opposing ideals, two soon-to-be warring factions that live in secret among us. When Rena ends up caught in their crossfire, Wallace has no choice but to save her by using his powers. Now they’re really in trouble. With war on the horizon and Rena’s life in the balance, he needs to put some distance between them. But Rena won’t let go. If fighting is what it takes to prove her own strength and keep Wallace in her life, then that’s what she’ll do—even if it means risking a whole lot more than her heart.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Promo Excerpt & Giveaway! Deadly Deception by Andrea Johnson Beck

Deadly Deception
by Andrea Johnson Beck
Book #1 of the Deadly  series
Publication: November 2012 by Lophan Publishing
Genre: Romantic Suspense

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Dr. Anne Jamison, brilliant neuropsychiatrist , living the concrete jungle life in Minneapolis with her fiancé, prominent attorney, Adam Whitney. The mysterious death of Carter Leeds, her former boyfriend, haunts her to this day. After three years of unanswered questions, a secretive note finds its way to Anne, revealing the possibility that Carter may in fact be alive, and that her very own fiancé may have had a hand in his attempted demise.

Who really is Adam Whitney? Can Anne trust the man she pledged forever with? As deadly secrets begin to unravel, so does her trust. A dark, twisted game of cat and mouse ensues, who will run out of lives and who will walk away, to only be deceived, once again.

Intrigued? Continue reading for an excerpt and to learn more about Andrea.
You can also enter to win an eBook or signed paperback copy!

Cover Reveal! The Avery Shaw Experiment by Kelly Oram {Excerpt & Giveaway}

Welcome to the cover reveal for:

The Avery Shaw Experiment
by Kelly Oram
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance

When Avery Shaw’s heart is shattered by her life-long best friend, she chooses to deal with it the only way she knows how—scientifically.

The state science fair is coming up and Avery decides to use her broken heart as the topic of her experiment. She’s going to find the cure. By forcing herself to experience the seven stages of grief through a series of social tests, she believes she will be able to get over Aiden Kennedy and make herself ready to love again. But she can’t do this experiment alone, and her partner (ex partner!) is the one who broke her heart.

Avery finds the solution to her troubles in the form of Aiden’s older brother Grayson. The gorgeous womanizer is about to be kicked off the school basketball team for failing physics. He’s in need of a good tutor and some serious extra credit. But when Avery recruits the lovable Grayson to be her “objective outside observer,” she gets a whole lot more than she bargained for, because Grayson has a theory of his own: Avery doesn’t need to grieve. She needs to live. And if there’s one thing Grayson Kennedy is good at, it’s living life to the fullest.

Expected Publication: May 2013

Continue reading for two excerpts and to learn more about Kelly Oram.
Also enter the giveaway for FOUR of her books!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Blog Tour {Review & Giveaway}—There Comes a Prophet by David Litwack

Stopping by The LUV'NV today is the There Comes a Prophet blog tour, organized by Xpresso Book Tours!
We got the pleasure of reading this unique YA Dystopia, and you can enter to win an eBook or paperback copy!

There Comes a Prophet
by David Litwack
Publication: July 9th 2012 by Double Dragon Publishing
Genre: Young Adult Dystopia

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Who among us will cast aside a comfortable existence and risk death to follow a dream?

A world kept peaceful for a thousand years by the magic of the ruling vicars. But a threat lurks from a violent past. Wizards from the darkness have hidden their sorcery in a place called the keep and left a trail of clues that have never been solved.

Nathaniel has grown up longing for more but unwilling to challenge the vicars. Until his friend Thomas is taken for a teaching, the mysterious coming-of-age ritual. Thomas returns but with his dreams ripped away. When Orah is taken next, Nathaniel tries to rescue her and ends up in the prisons of Temple City. There he meets the first keeper of the ancient clues. But when he seeks the keep, what he finds is not magic at all.

If he reveals the truth, the words of the book of light might come to pass:

“If there comes among you a prophet saying ‘Let us return to the darkness,’ you shall stone him, because he has sought to thrust you away from the light.”

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Blog Tour {Excerpt & Giveaway}—Purgatory Reign by L.M. Preston

Welcome to the Purgatory Reign blog tour, organized by Tribute Books!
We have an excerpt and book trailer for you, plus a giveaway for a copy of Purgatory Reign,
some awesome swag, and $25 Amazon gift card!

Purgatory Reign
by L.M. Preston
Publication: February 16th 2013 (eBook)
May 18th 2013 (Paperback) by Phenomenal One Press
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy

Amazon B & N IndieBound Goodreads
Peter Saint’s life stinks. But things are about to get much worst. First, his parents are murdered in front of him. Then another victim dies in his arms. Visions plague Peter with warnings that something wants him for a sinister cause. It desires the one thing that Peter refuses to give—his blood. Peter carries within him the one gift or curse that could unlock a secret to destroy the human race. On the run with Angel, a scruffy kid, Peter starts to unravel the mystery. It’s the one treasure the heavens sought to hide from the world. Unfortunately, when Peter finds the answer that he hopes will save the girl he loves, he opens the door to a great evil that happens to be salivating to meet him.