Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Blog Tour {Review & Giveaway}—Destiny Gift by Juliana Haygert

Stopping by The LUV'NV today is the Destiny Gift  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 a print or eBook copy,
as well as a few other books by fantastic authors!

Destiny Gift
by Juliana Haygert
Book #1 of the Everlast series
Publication: April 5th 2013 by Juliana Haygert
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance | Urban Fantasy

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Thirty years in the future, a sinister New York City exists in permanent darkness.

A student at the secured NYU, nineteen-year-old Nadine has visions of Victor Gianni, an imaginary guy she has real feelings for. Afraid of being truly insane, she explains the visions away as simple daydreams, but she can no longer deny them when she bumps into Victor in real life. But this Victor doesn’t know her and turns her away. After the encounter, Nadine’s visions change to those of eerie fates, gods she’s never heard of, demons with sharp claws they are not too timid to use ... and instructions.

To discover if she’s losing her mind, Nadine follows the vague directions—with the real, rude and reluctant Victor—leading to a man who knows it all: Nadine can restore an ancient creed by unveiling the clues on her visions and bring sunlight and peace to the world again. But that’s only if the demons and the other evil forces behind the darkness don’t stop her first.

Cover Reveal! Beauty from Surrender by Georgia Cates

Welcome to the cover reveal for:

Beauty from Surrender
by Georgia Cates
Book #2 of the Beauty  series
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

The story of Jack Henry and Laurelyn continues ...

How do you move on when he’s every song you sing?

After Laurelyn Prescott walks away from the love of her life, she returns to Nashville to pursue the only dream she has left. Determined to find a distraction from the pain of losing Jack Henry, she immerses herself in her music. But with her old life comes old acquaintances and new expectations. When Laurelyn refuses her record producer’s outrageous demands, she finds herself without a career—until an unforeseen opportunity presents itself. From there it’s a rocket ride straight to the top where Laurelyn finds the success she’s always dreamed of. Will it be enough to bring her the happiness she so deserves, or will the absence of Jack Henry leave her wanting more?

Jack Henry McLachlan never expected to fall in love with Laurelyn Prescott—but he did. After he foolishly let her slip through his fingers, he spends three months searching for her, but their reunion doesn’t come easy. The woman he finds isn’t the same one who drifted away without a goodbye. No longer an insecure girl on an Australian adventure, this Laurelyn is a successful musician with a promising career. Her dreams are becoming a reality, and Jack is terrified his American girl won’t have a place for him in her new life. With only a month to convince her otherwise, will it be enough time to make her visualize a life beyond the glitz and glamour, a life that includes him?

Expected Publication: May 30th 2013 by Georgia Cates

Monday, April 29, 2013

Spotlight—Dark Persuasion by Vicki Hopkins

Dark Persuasion
by Vicki Hopkins
Publication: August 12th 2012 by Holland Legacy Publishing
Genre: Historical Romance

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*Award-Winning Finalist in the 'Fiction: Romance' category of The 2012 USA Best Book Awards, sponsored by USA Book News
*Five Star Top-Pick Award Review Night Owl Romance

Charlotte Gray couldn't believe that anyone in high society would care to introduce her to potential suitors. After all, a cruel accident left her blind at the age of eight. However, Lady and Lord Rochester, her aristocratic neighbors, have taken a peculiar interest in her welfare and offer to hold a debutante ball in her honor.

Inexperienced in the ways of men and vulnerable to a fault, Charlotte begins to traverse the unfamiliar world of courtship. To her surprise, two brothers become rivals for her affections. One she favors because of his gregarious and flattering ways. The other she spurns due to his unappealing demeanor and desperate attempt to win her heart.

Pressured by her family and brokenhearted over the risqué conduct of her first choice, Charlotte is persuaded to accept Patrick Rochester's proposal of marriage instead. Her surrender introduces her into the world of passion at the artful hands of a mysterious man. When the dark and alluring husband finally conquers her heart, a shocking secret about his true identity unfolds. As a result, Charlotte learns that love can be blind for everyone-even her.

Cover Reveal & Excerpt! Until I Break by M. Leighton

Welcome to the cover reveal for:

Until I Break
by M. Leighton
A Twisted  Novel
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

"I’m intrigued. Tempted beyond what I’ve ever been before. To know her, to open her up. To break her."

In love, sometimes what you fear most is exactly what you need.

Laura Drake is an author. She writes bestselling paranormal romances that continue to top the charts. She is sharp. She is confident. She is in control.

And she doesn’t exist.

Samantha Jansen is the woman behind the wig, the woman most of the world doesn’t know exists. She is shy. She is insecure. She is nothing like her main character or her alter ego. She is scarred—deeply scarred—by a past she can’t let go of and a present she can’t make peace with.

Samantha’s dreams are consumed by one man, the broken hero from her books. Mason Strait is both her wildest fantasy and her most terrifying nightmare.

When Samantha meets Alec Brand, a corporate consultant, it is as though Mason has come to life. Alec is handsome to a fault, as elegant as he is arrogant, and more intense than any man has a right to be.

Samantha is soon sucked into a world that mirrors the fiction she writes. Just like her main character, Daire Kirby, Samantha finds herself unable to resist the forbidden lure of Alec. And just like Daire, she also finds that she is faced with taking a chance on a man who could either set her free or destroy her.

The scale tilts toward destruction when Samantha finds out that Alec is as much a work of fiction as Mason. And he has scars of his own, scars that could ruin them both.

** This book may be read as a stand-alone, as the story of Alec and Samantha comes to a conclusion in this book. **

Expected Publication: May 14th 2013 by M. Leighton Books

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Blog Tour {Excerpt & Giveaway}—A Terrible Love by Marata Eros

Stopping by The LUV'NV today is A Terrible Love blog tour, organized by AToMR Tours.
We have an exclusive excerpt to share with you, as well as a tour-wide giveaway of eBook and print copies!

A Terrible Love
by Marata Eros
Book #1 of A Terrible Love  series
Publication: February 11th 2013 by Tamara Rose BlodgettR
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

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Jess Mackey is living a meticulously fabricated lie of necessity. She's left the secret tragedy of her past behind along with who she was and is forging ahead with a clean slate. Jess soon discovers that passion can't be left behind; her own and that of the one man that sees who she really is. Whose presence caresses her soul in a way that may breach the peaceful life Jess has made for herself.

Devin Castile sees a young woman that is the missing puzzle piece to his existence and who is also the victim to a heinous crime. Devin convinces himself that he can remain emotionally distant even while indulging his physical desire for her. When the lies that Jess has made crumble before their attraction and the truth is revealed, one of them might pay with their life... or their very being.

Due to sexual content and language, this book is recommended for 17+ — Adult Contemporary Women's — New Adult Fiction

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Blog Tour {Review & Giveaway}—January Black by Wendy Russo

Stopping by The LUV'NV today is the January Black  blog tour, organized by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer.
I got to read this absolutely amazing novel. In fact, it was so amazing, I added a new rating!

January Black
by Wendy S. Russo
Publication: January 15th 2013 by Crescent Moon Press
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Romance

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Sixteen-year-old genius Matty Ducayn has never fit in on The Hill, an ordered place seriously lacking a sense of humor. After his school’s headmaster expels him for a small act of mischief, Matty’s future looks grim until King Hadrian comes to his rescue with a challenge: answer a question for a master’s diploma.

More than a second chance, this means freedom. Masters can choose where they work, a rarity among Regents, and the question is simple.

What was January Black?

It’s a ship. Everyone knows that. Hadrian rejects that answer, though, and Matty becomes compelled by curiosity and pride to solve the puzzle. When his search for an answer turns up long-buried state secrets, Matty’s journey becomes a collision course with a deadly royal decree. He's been set up to fail, which forces him to choose. Run for his life with the challenge lost ... or call the king’s bluff.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Blog Tour {Review}—The Space Between by Kristie Cook

Stopping by The LUV'NV today is The Space Between blog tour, organized by Reading Addiction Blog Tours.
I got to read and review this fantastic New Adult Paranormal Romance, which is going on my favorites shelf!

The Space Between
by Kristie Cook
The Book of Phoenix #1
Publication: April 5th by Kristie Cook
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance

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When life falls to pieces, answers lie in The Space Between

After a month-long dance tour through Italy, 20-year-old Leni Drago returns to Georgia to care for her great-uncle, only to find him gone, the home they shared empty and any evidence he ever existed wiped out. All that’s left is a journal she can’t open.

Jeric Winters has been searching for a piece of his past for over a year, only to reach a dead-end in Georgia. When an urgent and magnetic pull draws him out of his hotel room, he comes face-to-face with the beautiful dancer who’s been haunting his dreams day and night.

Jeric’s one to stay away from—a bad-boy, hit-it-and-quit-it type—but Leni can’t escape the fervent feelings between them. As their own existences begin to crumble around them and shadowy forms that are more monsters than men attack, they realize there’s more to the connection between them than physical fascination.

To solve the riddle their lives have become, they must embark on a journey that requires them to face their pasts and release their true souls. And they must do it fast—dark ones from another world are closing in, intent on killing them. Permanently.

Cover Reveal, Excerpt & Giveaway—Surviving Raine by Shay Savage

Courtesy of Shay Savage via Mayhem Publishing, I received an ARC of this,
but it didn't have a cover at the time, so I'm thrilled to participate in the reveal for ...

Surviving Raine
by Shay Savage
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

As the captain of a schooner catering to the elite on the Caribbean Seas, Sebastian Stark does his best to avoid any human encounters. Interacting with people isn’t his thing, and he prefers the company of a bottle of vodka, a shot glass, and maybe a whore. There’s no doubt he’s hiding from a checkered past, but he does well keeping everything to himself ...

... until the night his schooner capsizes, and he’s stuck on a life raft with one of the passengers.

Raine’s young, she’s cute, and Bastian would probably be into her if he wasn’t suffering from alcohol withdrawal. As the days pass, DTs, starvation, and dehydration become the norm. Even the most closed person starts to open up when he thinks he’s going to die, but when she realizes their traumatic pasts are connected, it’s no longer the elements that have Bastian concerned.

He has no idea how he’s going to survive Raine.

Bastian isn’t the most pleasant guy Raine could have ended up with in the middle of the ocean with no chance of rescue, but he has an uncanny knack for survival. As she digs through the walls surrounding the stubborn and challenging man, she finds something surprisingly different buried inside ...

... and he can answer the question she’s asked for years.

As she learns more about what has brought him to this fate, Raine is determined to drag this self-destructive man back from the edge of the wave. Isolation is her only chance to tear the man out from inside of the animal, but this one has been abused for a long time.

She also has to live long enough to get through to him.

Expected Publication: May 21st 2013 by Shay Savage

Cover Reveal! Unspoken by Camille Dixon

Welcome to the cover reveal for:

by Camille Dixon
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance

Jaxon Michaels is every father's worst nightmare for his teenage daughter, but Clarice Gibson knows him better than anyone. Best friends since the sixth grade, Clare and Jax have walked the fine line of friendship for six years.

But when Clarice's friend Jessica starts dating Jax, Clare finds herself starting to notice him in a different way, one she's not entirely prepared to face. As their senior year approaches and her true feelings are unburied, Clare begins asking herself the one question she vowed never to think about: What if she's in love with her best friend? Their friendship is further strained when the captain of the football team - and Jessica's twin brother - sets his eyes on Clare. As loyalties and friendships are tested, Clare and Jax find it harder to keep themselves firmly planted on the friends side of the relationship line.

A line they are getting dangerously close to crossing.

Expected Publication: May 2013 by Camille Dixon

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Boston Charity Book Giveaway Event

We are helping to spread the word about this amazing book giveaway that was created to aid the victims and families of the 2013 Boston Marathon attack. Many best-selling authors have donated books in response to this cause. The books are grouped into bundle packs and winners will be selected randomly through Rafflecopter for each bundle.

Special deets:
  • Auction runs from April 21–April 30th.
  • Donate a minimum of $5.00 to onefundboston.org in order to enter the Rafflecopter giveaways. One $5.00 donation can be used to enter all 10 bundles. Be sure to save your confirmation receipt(s)!
  • If you do not want to enter to win a bundle, please feel free to make a donation directly to the organization donation site here.
  • Visit the Boston Charity Book Giveaway site for more info and how to enter. Book bundle details can be found on the site as well as below.

  • Thank you in advance for your support!
    Good luck, and happy reading ♥

    Vouched Book! Isabeau, A Novel of Queen Isabella and Sir Roger Mortimer by N. Gemini Sasson

    Isabeau, A Novel of Queen Isabella and Sir Roger Mortimer
    N. Gemini Sasson
    Publication: September 7th 2010 by N. Gemini Sasson
    Genre: British Literature; Historical Fiction; Romance

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    The story of Queen Isabella, who sought revenge on her husband Edward II, and her lover Sir Roger Mortimer, who masterminded the invasion that accomplished it.

    The marriage of Isabella of France and Edward II of England in 1308 is a union meant to secure lasting peace. For years, Isabella is a loyal wife, who repeatedly salvages her husband's kingship, even as she endures his neglect. When she finally speaks out against Edward's favorite, Lord Hugh Despenser, her income, lands and children are taken from her. In an age when women are not supposed to openly defy their husbands, Isabella vows to get her children back and have her revenge on Despenser - no matter what the cost.

    Imprisoned in the Tower of London for leading a rebellion against King Edward, Mortimer escapes with Isabella's help and finds refuge in the French court. But when Isabella arrives in Paris to negotiate a peace treaty, it is a temptation the ambitious Mortimer cannot resist.

    Vouched Book! Volition by Lee Strauss

    by Lee Strauss
    Book #2 of the Perception  series
    Publication: April 16th 2013 by ESB Publishing
    Genre: Young Adult Sci-fi Dystopia Romance

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    What doesn't kill you...

    Zoe Vanderveen is on the run with her captor turned rescuer, Noah Brody.

    They're in love.

    Or at least that’s what he tells her. Her memories have returned but her feelings are dreamlike—thin and fleeting. Her heart can’t be trusted. Just look at what happened with Taylor Blake.

    Senator Vanderveen’s new team of cyborg agents are in hot pursuit, and a reward for their capture is broadcast nationwide. Record breaking cold and snow hinder their escape. Someone dies helping them.

    And their fight for survival has only begun.

    ** Warning: Review contains spoilers of book one **
    Read the review of book one, Perception

    Cover Reveal & Excerpt! Breaking the Reins by Juliana Haygert

    Welcome to the cover reveal for:

    Breaking the Reins
    by Juliana Haygert
    Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

    Horses, mansions, tea parties, and lies are twenty-year-old Hannah Taylor’s life. To others, her family and her relationship with Eric is perfect. But she knows the truth. She lives it.

    After a fire takes her grandma's life and kills her horse, Hannah's immaculate life spirals out of control. Her father disapproves of her decision to run her grandma’s ranch instead of focusing solely on learning the family business; Animal Control brings her Argus, a mistreated horse that she can't turn away even though she's not ready for another horse; and her boyfriend, Eric Bennett, a world famous polo player, becomes possessive and authoritarian. Despite her best efforts to disguise it, Hannah grows wary of him.

    Then, Leonardo Fernandes struts onto the polo scene. A cocky rookie with a messy life of his own, he’s drawn to Hannah and isn’t afraid of showing it, even when Eric makes it clear she is his and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep it that way. Hannah suffers for Eric’s jealousy. The abuse only gets worse when Leo steals the title of best polo player in the world from Eric.

    But the title isn’t enough for Leo. He wants Hannah too, and she can’t deny her attraction to him either. Somehow, she must find a way to break free from abusive Eric before he breaks every bone in her body.

    Expected Publication: August 2013 by Juliana Haygert
    Cover design by: Okay Creations

    Wednesday, April 24, 2013

    Spotlight Excerpt—Seal of Destiny by Traci Douglass

    Seal of Destiny
    by Traci Douglass
    Book #1 of the Seven Seals  series
    Publication: January 21st 2013 by Crimson Romance
    Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance | Urban Fantasy

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    Love conquers all . . . but can it stop the Apocalypse?

    Mira Herald is having the worst life ever. Not only is she plagued by horrific nightmares starring the Devil himself, she’s now the target of a power-hungry, rogue minion, freshly sprung from Hell and bent on her destruction. To complicate matters further, she’s acquired a stalker. One who insists he’s a divine warrior sent for her protection because she houses an ancient relic with the power to unleash Armageddon. Last time Mira checked, she wasn’t insane. Still, all this celestial mayhem is enough to drive a girl crazy.

    Kagan is a member of the Scion, an elite team of immortal warriors selected by Divinity to aid mankind and save the world. After a century alone, Kagan is summoned for a new mission. He’s eager to begin. Eager until he’s informed his mission consists of protecting a woman with no clue to the power she wields. Plus, his briefing fails to prepare him for his new target’s cosmic-sized attitude problem. As Divinity’s sworn servant, he’s required to fulfill his duty. His oath, however, does not require him to be enthusiastic about his new assignment or warm-and-fuzzy toward his new compatriot. He plans a wham-bam rescue and a quick return to solitude.

    The minion attacks—with the backing of a mysterious organization—and all Hades erupts, putting a fast end to any whirlwind escapes. Accustomed to staunch independence, Mira’s survival now requires full cooperation and an unwavering belief in Kagan. The battle-hardened warrior is also forced to chose: between duty and desire. Amidst the turmoil, Kagan and Mira’s undeniable passion draws them closer to each other and down a path neither expected but both yearn for, more than they ever knew.

    Will love save the day? The world’s fate depends on the answer.

    Tuesday, April 23, 2013

    Book Blitz—Possession by S.K. Falls

    by S.K. Falls
    Book #1 of Fevered Souls series
    Publication: April 22nd 2013
    Genre: New Adult Paranormal

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    After I left for college, I thought I’d never see Eden again. But I found myself headed back four years later, destitute and unable to find a job anywhere else. Still, I was adamant nothing would keep me there for long.

    Then I met the intoxicating Dax Allard. Copper-colored eyes, skin that emanated an exceptional heat, and a strange “dog” at his side… It wasn't long before I was drunk on him.

    But Dax’s past was darker than mine, teeming with ancient secrets. Falling for him could cost me my life.

    I had two choices: walk away or deal with the perilous consequences.

    It was no choice at all.

    This is the first episode of a serial novel, and runs around 50 pages or 12,000 words.

    Cover Reveal & Giveaway! Sacrifice by K.A. Last

    Welcome to the cover reveal for:

    by K.A. Last
    Book #0.5 of The Tate Chronicles
    Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

    Seth’s heart is breaking. He knows his decision will hurt the one person he keeps breathing for, but he can’t take it anymore. He can’t be near Grace knowing she will always be just out of reach.

    Grace is oblivious to Seth’s turmoil. She loves him unconditionally, but not in the way he wants. They both know that in Heaven physical love is forbidden, and to break the rules is to defy everything they’ve ever been taught.

    When Grace and Seth are sent on a mission to save a young mother and her unborn child, Grace must face the fact that Seth won’t be returning home. She doesn’t understand Seth’s decision and hates him for it. But what neither of them realise is how big a part that single decision will play in shaping their entire future.

    What would you sacrifice for the one you love?

    Expected Publication: May 2013 by K.A. Last
    Cover design by: KILA Designs

    Cover Reveal, Excerpts, & Giveaway! All My Life by Rucy Ban

    Welcome to the cover reveal for:

    All My Life
    by Rucy Ban
    Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

    Seventeen-year-old Kari meets Neil Mars. “Neil as in Armstrong and Mars…as in Bruno.” A boy who beats every vampire, werewolf, highlander fantasy Kari has ever had. But she knows can’t get close to him. Not ever. Because that would mean telling him everything. Coming clean. And Kari can’t bear the idea of changing the way Neil looks at her. Like she’s the only girl in the world. His reverence is something too precious to lose. Perhaps even at the cost of losing him.

    But Kari doesn't know why Neil calls her his ‘Angel’ and when she finds out, she realizes what love is all about. Boundless joy, unending longing and a fuckload of heartache.

    Full length New Adult Contemporary Romance: HEA ending.

    Publication: April 20th 2013 by Rucy Ban

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    Monday, April 22, 2013

    Blog Tour {Review & Giveaway}—Twisted Perfection by Abbi Glines

    Stopping by The LUV'NV today is the Twisted Perfection blog tour, organized by AToMR Tours!
    We got the pleasure of reading and reviewing this New Adult Contemporary Romance, and you can enter to win an iPad Mini!

    Twisted Perfection
    by Abbi Glines
    Book #1 of the Perfection  series
    Publication: April 22nd 2013 by Abbi Glines
    Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

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    Life outside of her house was a new experience for Della Sloane. The dark secrets of her past weren’t something she ever intended to share with anyone. They would never understand. No one would ever get close enough to find out. Besides there was always a chance she’d go crazy sooner than they expected ...

    Woods Kerrington had never been one to be attracted to fragile females. They seemed like too much work. He wasn’t in it for the work just the pleasure. A night full of naughty fun had been exactly what was on his mind when he’d laid eyes on the hot little number that didn’t know how to pump gas and needed some help.

    What he didn’t know was she was as fragile as they came.

    The carefree girl who spoke her mind and didn’t care what the world thought of her was more breakable than he could ever imagine ...

    Cover Reveal! Crossroads by Jonathan Lister

    J. Taylor Publishing presents the cover for:

    by Jonathan Lister
    A Demos City novel
    Genre: Adult Thriller/Suspense | Werewolves

    Werewolf. Bar bouncer. Dad. Standard traits for any self-respecting, reformed criminal, living under the radar in Demos City. For Leon Gray, normal is what he wants—for himself and his not-yet-changed teenage daughter.

    Playing bodyguard to crusading reporter David Hastings would totally ruin Leon’s peace, especially since Hastings has hired killers on his trail, pros who know how he takes his espresso in the morning, and where Leon lives.

    The payoff, though, would fill up Shauna’s empty college fund, and in a battle between opportunity and ordinary, money wins. He just has to keep Hastings alive long enough to cash the check.

    If only he didn’t have to save his daughter, too.

    As a budding wolf, she’s piqued the interest of a local pack Alpha—one Leon knows will steal Shauna right out from under him the first chance he gets.

    Leon isn’t about to give up on his daughter or Hastings, and will fight for both longer than it took Demos City to see werewolves as equals to humans.

    He can only hope it doesn’t take a thousand years.

    Expected Publication: November 4, 2013 by J. Taylor Publishing

    Sunday, April 21, 2013

    Blog Tour {Interview & Excerpt}—Broken Faith by Brandy Nacole

    Stopping by The LUV'NV today is Broken Faith blog tour, organized by Reading Addiction Blog Tours.
    We interviewed the author, Brandy Nacole, on her new YA Fantasy novel, and we have an excerpt to share with you. Enjoy!

    Broken Faith
    by Brandy Nacole
    Book #1 of Spiritual Discord  series
    Publication: April 2nd 2013 by CreateSpace
    Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

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    This is it. The moment Heaven and Hell clash. But which unearthly being will win, the fallen angel or Hell's hounds?

    Overtaken by fear, I close my eyes.

    Kayson is a Fallen Angel who has spent decades running from the Hell Hounds while searching for something that no one else believes can be so, not even God. Kayson is determined to find a Blood Child. But when a hound finds Kayson first, he is sure his end has come.

    Falon, Alpha of the Hell Hounds, destroyer of the blood children, and devoted believer in his master’s plan, is bound and determined to drag Kayson back to Hell with him.

    Sabrina is a Vampire, a half-breed created from one of Lucifer’s original blood children. After years of hiding, Sabrina’s fate changes when she finds Kayson barely alive. Against her instincts, Sabrina saves him. Now she and Kayson are both marked by the Hell Hounds.

    Emma is an ordinary human, whose only problem is making ends meet, and getting over the hurt caused by her untrustworthy brother. Her everyday problems become supernatural ones when she finds Kayson and Sabrina hiding in her parent’s backyard shed.

    Kayson, Sabrina and Emma are unlikely allies, thrown together by chance to fight against the most powerful creatures of the underworld in order to follow their world-changing quest. But will the broken faith of one break the faith of all?

    Cover Reveal! Infraction by K.I. Lynn

    Welcome to the cover reveal for:

    by K.I. Lynn
    Book #2 of the Breach  Trilogy
    Genre: Adult Romance | Erotica

    Expected Publication: 2013

    The Verve & Stacking the Shelves (8)

    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.

    Hi, LUVs! Thank you to everyone who participated in the Blooming Love Spring Giveaway Hop! The winner hasn't confirmed; same goes for the paperback giveaway of A Bride by Moonlight  by Liz Carlyle. New winners were chosen but haven't confirmed either, so I'll be choosing new winners again. Be sure to check your Inboxes as well as spam folders! :)

    While you're here, check out our current giveaways HERE or in the right side bar. Quite a few of those end this week. Now, here's what you might have missed the past two weeks and what to expect in the next two, as well as what I'm stacking on my shelves.


    Hell's Hollow  by Summer Stone (YA PNR)
    Soul Meaning  by A.D. Starrling (Supernatural Thriller)
    Arrow of the Mist  by Christina Mercer (YA Fantasy)
    Damaged  by H.M. Ward (NA Contemporary Romance)
    Drowning in You  by Rebecca Berto (NA Contemporary Romance)
    Astarte's Wrath  Exclusive Bonus Material by Trisha Wolfe (NA Fantasy)
    Creatures of Fire  by J.B. Brooklin (Fantasy)
    The Kings of Charleston  by Kat H. Clayton (YA Romance)
    Off Limits  by Sawyer Bennett (NA Contemporary Romance)
    The Prelude  by KaSonndra Leigh (NA Contemporary Romance)
    The Only Exception  by Magan Vernon (NA Romance)

    January Black  by Wendy Russo (YA Fantasy Dystopia)
    The Silver Sphere  by Michael Dadich (YA Fantasy)

    A.D. Starrling, author of Soul Meaning

    Where Do Story Ideas Come From? by Diana Paz, author of Timespell

    Passion Potion  by Mary Beth Daniels (NA PNR)
    Shadow Embraced  by Cheree Smith (YA Paranormal)
    Ten Days  by Olivia Mayfield (YA/NA Sci-fi Romance)
    This is Forever  by S.A. Price (NA PNR)

    Saturday, April 20, 2013

    Book Blitz {Excerpt & Giveaway}—The Only Exception by Magan Vernon

    The Only Excption
    by Magan Vernon
    Publication: April 9th 2013 by Beautifully Broken Books
    Genre: New Adult Romance

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    Fiercely liberal Monica Remy prefers to blend in. Despite her tattoos, piercings, and outspoken personality, she transferred to Central to escape—before she finds out that her next door neighbor is the uber conservative governor son, Trey Chapman.

    No matter how hard she tries to avoid Trey, he still finds a way to get under her skin. Monica can’t stand his crisp white shirts or his staunch views on women. But she can’t help counting every freckle on his face and wondering what it would feel like to have him stop talking politics and kiss her.

    A class debate project forces the unlikely pair to work together, and the political lines are blurred in late-night make out sessions. But despite their fiery chemistry, Trey’s politics threatens to smother their relationship for good.

    Friday, April 19, 2013

    Blog Tour {Excerpt & Giveaway}—The Prelude by KaSonndra Leigh

    Stopping by The LUV'NV today is The Prelude blog tour, organized by AToMR Tours!
    Read an excerpt from this New Adult Contemporary Romance, and you can enter to win an eBook copy!

    The Prelude
    by KaSonndra Leigh
    Book #1 of A Musical Interlude  series
    Publication: March 31st 2013 by KaSonndra Leigh Books, LLC
    Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

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    After finishing design school six months ago, Erin Angelo left her tragic past behind in the States and started a new life in Milan, Italy. Burying the grief, silencing her demons, and living a life without any real attachments has worked well for her so far. But when Erin secures her first real job as a budding clothing designer, her controlled world is shaken to its core by the mysteriously sexy director of the local symphony.

    Alek Dostov is a man who knows what he wants and how to get it. He’s successful, hot, the son of a millionaire, and women all over the world flock to see one of his performances. For Alek, Erin represents the ultimate challenge: sexy, smart, and unaffected by his charms ... or so she thinks. Just like Erin, Alek avoids attachments that leave him emotionally vulnerable. But unlike Erin, his pursuit of all things pleasurable is ruthless.

    Knowing how wary they both are concerning any kind of committed relationship, Alek finds a way to pursue Erin, satisfying the intense attraction between them without sacrificing the freedom they both enjoy. Sometimes the deepest passion brings out the darkest emotions. And Erin finds herself completely unprepared for the forbidden world of the young maestro and his truths and even his secrets, as she struggles to deal with her own.

    Music, passion, betrayal and forbidden love spun together in one of the most romantic cities in the world.

    This novel contains sexual situations and mature language. It is intended for an audience at 17+ years of age.

    Cover Reveal, Excerpt & Giveaway! This is Forever by S.A. Price

    Welcome to the cover reveal for:

    This is Forever
    by S.A. Price
    A 13 Shades of Red  novel
    Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance

    The one woman Winter Tulane loved and lost is back, and he is determined to have her again, gracing his bed, filling his days and owning his heart. A joint tour with both 13 Shades of Red and her band, Strange Angels, is not the most optimal way to get her back, what with the actual working and pitfalls of the road to contend with, but Winter is determined to show her that what they had was good… and could be again.

    Lola Cavendish harbors a secret she is desperate to keep from the one man she still wants and needs in her life. True, the joint tour with his band was her idea, but having an issue such as she does is not conducive to rekindling an affair. Taking drastic measures to ensure a reunion is the only way she can be certain she achieves her end game.

    But the lives they both lead could stop a reunion before it starts. When past mistakes surface, it will take more than forgiveness to bring them together.

    Authors Note: This is a paranormal title involving a sexy time demon, a girl cursed, and a whole lot of smexy. Rated NC-17 for mature content, language, and sexual situations.

    Expected Publication: December 10th 2013 by Sisters Price Publishing

    From now until December, your favorite blogs could be rocking this mini graphic on the side column, giving some teasers, excerpts, and interviews about the book every 10th of the month.

    Thursday, April 18, 2013

    Spotlight Excerpt & Giveaway—Off Limits by Sawyer Bennett

    Off Limits
    by Sawyer Bennett
    Publication: April 16th 2013 by Big Dog Books
    Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

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    “There is a vulnerability there, hovering just below the surface. And I want to pick at it until I expose it. Then I want to kiss it."

    Two years ago, Emily Burnham, had an epiphany about the shallowness of her life. And she made it her mission to become a different person ... a better woman. Out from under the controlling thumb of her mother, Emily is tasting the real world for the first time. And she likes it.

    Nixon Caldwell has served his time in the Marine Corps, surviving two brutal tours in Afghanistan. He is back home, surrounded by what he likes best ... isolation. It's certainly the best way to avoid confrontation of the consuming guilt that is weighing him down.

    When an accident brings Emily and Nix together, he soon learns he is not the master of his own fate. Struggling with his own pain, Nix tries to guard himself against Emily’s charms. He wants her in his bed, but he doesn’t want her in his heart.

    Having grabbed life by the horns, Emily wants it all. But is she willing to accept just the small part of himself that Nix is offering? Can she reach the part of his soul that he has deemed to be off limits?

    Off Limits  is the-follow up novel to Off Sides  by Sawyer Bennett. However, Off Sides  can be read as a stand-alone.

    Cover Reveal! Ten Days by Olivia Mayfield

    Welcome to the cover reveal for:

    Ten Days
    by Olivia Mayfield
    Genre: Young Adult/New Adult Crossover Sci-fi Romance

    Nineteen-year-old Cally isn’t like the others. In her society, the Machine caters to every whim, ensuring people don’t have to leave their pods. But Cally and her best friend Marshal find themselves drawn to how things used to be, when people lived on the surface of the earth and relied upon manpower, not technology. When physical contact wasn’t uncivilized, and love was normal, acceptable, embraced. Cally tries to swallow down her increasing dissatisfaction with the "rules," as well as her rapidly developing feelings for Marshal, a task getting harder each day.

    Then, things start going downhill, fast. Food is spoiled. Air grows musty. The population panics about the dysfunction—is it sabotage? Anarchy? But Cally and Marshal discover the truth: The Machine, the answer to all their problems for longer than anyone can remember, is breaking down. Now, these two have to risk it all to save themselves and the people they care about ... before their entire world destroys itself.

    Ten Days is a New Adult romance, based on the short story "The Machine Stops" by E.M. Forster.

    Expected Publication: May 2013
    Cover design by: Jen Naumann

    Wednesday, April 17, 2013

    Blog Tour {Excerpt & Giveaway}—All the King's Men by Kat H. Clayton

    Stopping by The LUV'NV today is All the King's Men blog tour, organized by Xpresso Book Tours. Read an excerpt of
    The Kings of Charleston, the first book in the series, and enter to win an eBook copy this YA Romantic Suspense!

    All the King's Men
    by Kat H. Clayton
    Book #2 of The Kings of Charleston series
    Publication: March 28th 2013 by Kat H. Clayton
    Genre: YA Romantic Suspense

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    "After a certain point, money is meaningless. It ceases to be the goal. The game is what counts." ~Aristotle Onassis

    There's a mystery floating in Charleston, South Carolina and it revolves around one word...Kythera. To anyone outside the city limits it means nothing, but to those who live there it's a word whispered in awe and respect or jealousy and hate.

    Welcome to a world where money isn't the only name of the game.

    All the King’s Men is the sequel to The Kings of Charleston and continues the adventures of Casper and Cal as they try to escape Kythera and the mysterious group looking to destroy the “K”. Will they leave behind everything they've known or will their association with Kythera destroy them before they can escape?

    The Kings of Charleston  asked, are you in? All the King's Men  asks, will you survive?

    Tuesday, April 16, 2013

    Spotlight Excerpt & Giveaway—Creatures of Fire by J.B. Brooklin

    Creatures of Fire
    by J.B. Brooklin
    Book #1 of Sariel Baldwin series
    Publication: February 17th 2013 by J.B. Brooklin
    Genre: Fantasy

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    She is a half demon, oblivious to her true nature.
    He is a demon set out to avenge murder.

    Together they are hunted by the one person she thought she could trust.
    Separate they may be able to save each others lives.

    New York – Paris – Dschinnanya.

    Creatures of Fire is contemporary fantasy that draws the reader into the modern world of Paris and New York and the ancient world of the demons - Dschinnanya. Mysterious characters, a good dose of humor and a dash of romance are the ingredients of this story.

    Blog Tour {Spotlight}—The Silver Sphere by Michael Dadich

    The Silver Sphere
    by Michael Dadich
    Book #1 of The Kin Chronicles
    Publication: November 19th 2012 by Evolved Publishing
    Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

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    Shelby Pardow never imagined she could kill someone. All she wants to do is hide from her troubled father when she is teleported to awaiting soldiers on the planet Azimuth. Here she is not a child, but Kin to one of the six Aulic Assembly members whom Malefic Cacoethes has drugged and imprisoned. He seeks to become dictator of this world (and then Earth by proxy). His father, Biskara, is an evil celestial entity, tracked by the Assembly with an armillary device, The Silver Sphere.

    With the Assembly now deposed, Biskara directs Malefic and the Nightlanders to their strategic targets. Unless… Can Shelby find the other Kin, and develop courage and combat skills? Can the Kin reassemble in time to release or replace the Assembly, overthrowing Malefic and restraining Biskara?