Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Verve & Stacking the Shelves (13)

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! It's been another short past two weeks—less reviews than usual. I'm sorry. :( We've been uber busy, many of the books were disappointing and WTF DNFs, and with a recent death in the family, I haven't read as much as I like. I've been spending time with family at "our" lake, which also means keeping an eye on the kiddos swim = barely any reading, but still a ton of fun. See------>

Hopefully the next few weeks will be better. You'll see changes around the site, as we recently said farewell to featuring fan fiction. We're slowing down on blog tours, focusing more on reviewing ARCs and featuring exclusive excerpts. We're also excited to introduce a new tour site. (More on that next Verve/Sunday post.)

Now check out The LUV'NV summary of the past couple of weeks and what to expect in next two, as well as what we've been stacking on our shelves. Another short—but sweet!—haul. Be sure to enter our current giveaways, also found in the sidebar.

** Click on the individual bookcovers for the respective book's review or Goodreads page **


15 Minutes  by Jill Cooper (YA Time Travel Romantic Thriller )
Romancing the R.A.  by Ashelyn Drake (NA Contemporary Romance)
Abberant  by Ruth Silver (YA Dystopia)
Fall for Me  by K.A. Last (YA Paranormal | Fantasy)
The Reluctant Goddess  by A.F. Firebird (Metaphysical Fiction | Fantasy)
Damaged 2  by H.M. Ward (NA Contemporary Romance)
Dragon Thief  by Susan Lute (Post-Apocalytic Paranormal Fantasy)

S.J. Pierce, author of Alyx Rayer Chronicles
A.F. Firebird, author of The Reluctant Goddess

Rift Healer  by Diane M. Haynes (Fantasy)


Thursday, June 27, 2013

Spotlight Excerpt & Giveaway—Dragon's Thief by Susan Lute

Dragon's Thief
by Susan Lute
Book #1 of The Dragonkind Chronicles
Publication: December 5th 2012 by Crazy Hair Publishing
Genre: Post-Apocalytic Paranormal Fantasy

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In a post apocalyptic world where Darwin changelings emerge from hiding and humans struggle to reclaim their former glory, mercenary Logan Pen doesn’t want to save the world. His mission is to protect his greatest treasure - his family. That is until he tries to capture a shadow thief. Beyla, a beguiling, emotionless Umbra steals his telein - a talisman forged at his birth while escaping his grasp, making her by ancient dragon law his mate.

Her enemy - a fiery Naga - and the talisman she’s stolen from him rouse emotions Beyla has spent three long years in the land of shadows stripping away. Still she hasn’t been able to banish the grief and pain left by the murder of her human family.

Fighting a desire that flames out of their control, and scrambling to save humanity and their own kind, Logan and Beyla are forced to join forces to keep a weapon of incredible destructive power out of the hands of the man who would use it to conquer their world. With evil on the brink of victory, only through sacrifice do they learn to trust and embrace the love that will change them forever.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Blog Tour {Review & Giveaway}—Addicted to You by Colina Brennan

Stopping by The LUV'NV today is the Addicted to You blog tour, organized by Good Choice Reading Promotions.
I have a review of this wonderful New Adult Contemporary Romance to share with you,
and you can enter to win a copy of the book and $15 Amazon gift card!

Addicted to You
by Colina Brennan
Publication: June 25th 2013 by Colina Brennan
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

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When twenty-one-year-old Leah Carter's latest one night stand burglarizes her apartment, her roommate forces her to attend therapy for sex addicts. Leah insists she isn't a sex addict; she just doesn't do relationships. After all, sooner or later, everyone lets you down.

At first, the group sessions are little more than an education on how to be promiscuous. Until she meets the newest addict—blue eyes, killer body, and a smile that tempts relapse.

Psychology student Will McLean is posing as a fellow addict while researching a case study on unusual addictions. But the more he learns about Leah, the more certain he is that his desire to break through her walls and unearth her secrets has nothing to do with his assignment.

As the uncertainties spike alongside the sexual tension, the only thing Leah knows for sure is that falling in love would be disastrous. Too bad love might be one addiction she can't kick.

Announcement: A Farewell to Fan Fiction

It is with a sad heart that we, The LUV'NV, say a fond farewell to fan fiction. After almost three years and over 250 fic recs, reviews, and interviews, we will no longer be featuring Twilight  fan fiction on The LUV'NV. The last vouched fic was over three months ago, but even before then, the fic posts have dwindled in frequency, with an actual review post publishing only every other month—if that.

It's our fault. Our fervor for everything Twilight  and fan fic has died. More than a handful of staff have moved on to bigger, better, newer things. Real life and other commitments have taken precedence over what was once a happy obsession, and sadly, we can't say we've read a fic in the past six months. We might have started reading a few, but rarely did we finish them. We haven't even updated our own fics.

So, The LUV'NV is saying goodbye to fan fic. We can't, under good conscience, continue to say we promote fan fiction when we haven't read a fic and promoted one in a long time.

We'll forever be grateful to the authors and readers we've met throughout the fan fic community and through The LUV'NV. We've learned so much about writing (and posting, updating, blogging, even Tweeting!), as well as ourselves through it, but more importantly, we've made life long friends, even if we have yet to meet in person. There is no better fandom than the fan fic one. While there are the haters, trolls, and plagiarists, there are more wonderful people who support one another in this community of readers, writers, betas, and graphic artists, offering courage, knowledge, insight, and time—not just to one another but to causes and tragic events, as well.

We have been so lucky to be a part of it all. There are no words to express how grateful and humbled we are for your support, your trust and readership, the friendship as well as the sense of belonging over the years. While we closeted our obsession from friends and family as long as we could, there was an infinite amount who hid with us, fan-girling and gibbering over the discovery of new authors, stories, and graphics, over morsels of Twilight  news and the releases, and over all the gifs and pics of the characters we couldn't let die and had spurred our imaginations.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Also, our many apologies. We're sorry to everyone who submitted their fics to be featured but hadn't been. Our hearts haven't been with fan fic for a while, and we probably should have let it go much sooner. We had hoped it was simply a spell we were experiencing, but that isn't the case, and we've put off this announcement long enough. Please know it had nothing to do with your story and how deeply sorry we are.

Over the next few weeks, you'll be seeing some changes around the site, but all the fic posts will still be up and viewable. If you need help finding a post, just email As of tomorrow, The LUV'NV will be focusing on books and original fiction. If you're a fellow fanfictionee publishing his or her original fiction, we'd love to feature you. Contact us at with your info.

Now ... So long, fan fiction, but we hope we'll continue seeing you, the fandom, around.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Spotlight Excerpt & Giveaways—Damaged 2 by H.M. Ward

Damaged #2
H.M. Ward
Book #2 of the Damaged  series
Publication: June 24th 2013 by Laree Bailey Press
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

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The steamy conclusion to the New York Times bestselling and #1 Amazon bestseller New Adult novel DAMAGED by H.M. Ward.

Home isn't supposed to be dangerous, but for Sidney it is. Returning home means that she has to face her past. It's not just the man who hurt Sidney that makes it horrible, but the family that didn't believe her. They were dead to her, but now that her mom is really dying things seem different. It's a chance to set things right.

What Sidney doesn't realize is that she's dragging Peter into a collision course with his past. Peter must deal with the demons haunting him if he wants to move forward with Sidney. He's willing to give up everything for her, even wade deeper into his past life to help her move forward. But, Peter isn't sure if he can get over what happened to him in New York.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Blog Tour {Q&A & Excerpt}—The Reluctant Goddess by A.F. Firebird

The Reluctant Goddess
by A.F. Firebird
Publication: March 31st 2012 by POSE
Genre: Metaphysical Fiction | Fantasy

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Ellena Ripley is a bookshop owner from a rural town in the south of England – or so she thinks. But lately, she has a growing sense that life is not as it seems. At night, she dreams of a serene man who appears to be trying to tell her something; In the day, she can't shake a feeling of expectation. But of what?

Meanwhile Hector, servant of LIFE and the man from Ellena's dreams, has a dilemma. How do you tell someone they are a goddess? His previous attempts have met with disaster so he must be cautious, particularly when his new trainee, Boudica, formerly Queen of the Iceni tries to help. The question is can they succeed before it is too late?

If you like your metaphysics spiced with humor and drama this book could be for you.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Blog Tour {Excerpt, Trailer & Giveaway}—Fall for Me by K.A. Last

Stopping by The LUV'NV today is the Fall for Me  blog tour, organized by Xpresso Book Tours.
We have an excerpt and trailer to share with you. Be sure to enter the giveaway, too!
You could win an eBook copy!

Fall for Me
by K.A. Last
Book #1 of The Tate Chronicles
Publication: January 17th 2013 by K. A. Last
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal | Fantasy

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“Angels aren’t supposed to fall in love, especially with each other. But for the record, you were worth it.”

Grace Tate is a Protection Angel and Vampire Hunter, and she has always followed the rules. But some rules are made to be broken…

Until now the fight against evil has been simple, and falling in love was never part of the plan. So what happens when it’s beyond Grace’s control, and when she least expects it she falls for the wrong person?

All hell breaks loose, that’s what.

At Hopetown Valley High, not everything is as it seems, and the one person Grace thought was her enemy becomes her most important ally.

Blood will be shed, lives will be lost and friendships will be tested. It all comes down to one decision, and when Grace tries to save all those dear to her, she realises not everyone can be—or wants to be—saved.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Book Blitz {Excerpt & Giveaway}—Aberrant by Ruth Silver

by Ruth Silver
Book #1 of the Aberrant trilogy
Publication: April 17th 2013 by Ruth Silver
Genre: Young Adult Dystopia

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In the future Dystopian society of Cabal, the government instills equality for all and offers its citizens the perfect system. There is food, shelter and jobs for everyone. The one requirement is to follow the rules without question, including the government's match in marriage and "The Day of the Chosen", a lottery that randomly selects families to conceive children as natural means hasn't existed in generations. Following her eighteenth birthday, Olivia Parker accepts her requirement to marry her childhood best friend, Joshua Warren, and is eager to start her work assignment and new life when it all comes abruptly to an end as she's arrested and thrown in prison. The only crime committed, her existence. Olivia is unlike the rest of the world born not from "The Day of the Chosen." The truth haunts the government and puts her life in grave danger as one simple fact would destroy the perfect system.

With Joshua's help, Olivia breaks free of prison and is forced on the run. Together they set out to find the promised rebel town in search of a new home and new life together. Their situation seems less than promising as they reach the town of Haven. New rules and customs must be adhered to in order to stay. Leaving would mean most certain death in the large expanse of the Gravelands. Time is running out as the government mounts an attack to destroy Olivia and bury her secret with her. Thrown into a world unlike their own, they must quickly adapt to survive.

Cover Reveal! Blood Entangled by Amber Belldene

Welcome to the cover reveal for:

Blood Entangled
by Amber Belldene
Blood Vine  #2
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance

KOS MARAS’s orderly life is in shambles—he must distribute Blood Vine to a population of ailing vampires, but Hunters block him at every turn. To make matters worse, each night he watches over a temptingly beautiful woman sleeping in his bed. He is convinced love cannot last a vampire-long lifetime and an entanglement will only cause them grief, but he doesn’t have the heart to send her away.

From a long line of blood servants, LENA ISAAKSON is destined to serve a vampire, but a string of humiliating rejections thwarts her pleasure. When Kos shows her kindness, she hopes he will claim her. Instead he proves himself a coward in the face of love and sends her to serve another.

Will the dark seduction of a rakish new vampire finally bring Lena the pleasure she desires or deliver her into the hands of Hunters who want to destroy everything the Maras family has worked for?

Expected Publication: July 23rd, 2013 by Omnific Publishing

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Book Blitz {Excerpt & Giveaway}—Romancing the R.A. by Ashelyn Drake

Romancing the R.A.
by Ashelyn Drake
Book #1 of Campus Romance
Publication: May 28th 2013 by S.B. Addison Books
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

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Noelle Buckman is looking forward to making a fresh start in college, one that doesn’t involve immature high school boys. The second she steps on campus for freshman orientation, she can sense the possibilities. Especially when she spots Andy, a resident advisor who’s not just hot but also thoughtful enough to open doors for a girl.

And Andy has his eye on Noelle. Even when her nerves take control and she thinks she comes off as a hillbilly with no direction, Andy can see what she’s really like and he’s more than a little interested.

But orientation is less than two full days and there’s an entire summer between Noelle and Andy. Will her attempt to romance the R.A. be as short-lived as college orientation?

Book Blast & $50 Giveaway—Rift Healer by Diane M. Haynes

Welcome to the Rift Healer  Book Blast, organized by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer.
Learn more about the book, and enter to win a $50 gift card or PayPal cash!

Rift Healer
by Diane M. Haynes
Publication: March 12th 2012 by Crescent Moon Press
Genre: Fantasy

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After a minor earthquake, the enchanted forest in Bidwell, MA, is infested with monster-spewing rifts. Gisele's great nephew, the gifted Micah, and his distant cousin, Selena, arrive to assist. Together with Gisele's summer students, twins Haley and Lacey, they will try to help the magical forest. Much to the consternation of the beautiful Selena, Micah identifies Haley as The One whom he'll share his future. But after witnessing a terrifying display of Micah's Gift, Haley cools to his advances and unexpectedly discovers her own Gift-- she can heal the earth. Monsters, mayhem, and teenage angst follow the small group as they confront evil in the forest and a dangerous prediction that 'one will fall'. Will they heal the rifts in time? Can they save the unicorns? And is Haley really destined to be with Micah?

Monday, June 17, 2013

Blog Tour {Review, Q&A & Giveaway}—Alyx Rayer Chronicles by S.J. Pierce

Stopping by The LUV'NV today is the Alyx Rayer  series blog tour, organized by Xpresso Book Tours.
We have a review of book one and an interview with S.J. Pierce to share with you,
and you can enter to win an eBook copy!

Marked for Vengeance
by S.J. Pierce
Book #1 of the Alyx Rayer Chronicles
Publication: October 10th 2012 by S.J. Pierce
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance

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Alyx Rayer’s existence in Atlanta, the eternally bustling capital of Georgia, is one of routine and blending in among the worker bees. But her ‘normal’ life is actually a façade for a higher calling; she's a three hundred year old soul, encased in a human vessel and sent from the darkness between heaven and Earth to capture her Marked when summoned by her superiors.

During the initial, routine stake-out of her Marked, a dream prophet named Isaac Walsh, Alyx is thrown for an emotional loop when his allure captivates her heart from two rooftops away. The event marks the very instance when her sense of what’s right and what’s wrong is brutally challenged as her contact with him is strictly forbidden.

While already trapped between honor and desire, her emotional struggles are further challenged by a man in a black suit who continually pops up when she least expects it, his presence evoking a strange response from the scar she was branded with at birth. The scar tingles like a warning beacon, alerting her that something is amiss. Because her superiors never told her what this would mean, or much of anything except what to do when they summon, she can only conclude to try and keep her sanity, and her life, from completely shattering to pieces.

This engaging first book of the series is a Paranormal Romance novel interlaced with twists, turns, and thrilling suspense that is sure to satisfy readers of any genre.

Cover Reveal! Darkest Day by Emi Gayle

J. Taylor Publishing presents the cover for:

Darkest Day
by Emi Gayle
Book #3 of The 19th Year
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance

Mac Thorne’s time as a Changeling is coming to an end.

It may have taken eighteen years, but Mac did finally manage to do what the Council wanted: she chose a teacher and renounced the in-between.

There’s just one last step. She must say goodbye to her human. Forever.

After being challenged in every way possible, Mac leaves what she thought would be the easiest task for the last possible moment. As midnight on July fourth draws near, though, she hasn’t found a way to give up Winn Thomas.

Nor does she want to.

With time running out, Mac stands at a literal crossroads.

Choose Winn, and she’ll be stripped of the only family she’s ever known—vampires, dragons, and her favorite demon. Even her own mother. Accept her position on the Council and rule as an equal to her twelve peers, and she’ll forget Winn ever existed.

Independence and freedom have never before been so limiting.

In this final chapter of the 19th Year Trilogy, it’s time for Mac to decide.

Responsibility? Or Love?

Expected Publication: January 6th 2014 by J. Taylor Publishing

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Release Week! Excerpt & Giveaway—15 Minutes by Jill Cooper

15 Minutes
by Jill Cooper
Publication: June 15th 2013
Genre: Young Adult Time Travel Romantic Thriller

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I have 15 minutes to save my mother’s life.

15 minutes is all the Rewind Agency gives you in the past, but for Lara Crane it’s enough time to race through the city, find her mother, and stop her from being killed in a mugging that happened over ten years ago.

But that’s not how it happened. The story she’s been told all her life is a lie and when Lara takes a bullet meant for her mother, her future changes forever.

The love of her life acts like a stranger. Her simple life is replaced with a giant house, glamorous clothes and a new boyfriend.

Except someone knows her secret. And he will try to stop her at every turn as she races against the clock to unravel a dangerous conspiracy.

15 Minutes is an edgy high octane YA thriller that can be described as Back to the Future meets Inception where the people Lara trusts change in an instant. She is in a timeline she doesn't understand, and is about to make one fatal mistake as she faces an enemy so familiar, he’s family.

The Verve & Stacking the Shelves (12)

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.

** Click on the individual bookcovers for the respective book's review or Goodreads page **


Blood Hunters series
Spoiler-free series review also available here

Guardian Angel series
Spoiler-free series review only

Taking Back Forever  by Karen Amanda Hooper (YA Paranormal)
Blood Rush  by Ash Krafton (Urban Fantasy)
Of Darkness and Crowns  by Trisha Wolfe (NA Urban Fantasy Romance)
This is Forever  by S.A. Price (NA Paranormal Romance)
Dark Night of the Soul  by E.M. Havens (Fantasy)
Armored Hearts  by Pauline Creeden & Melissa Turner Lee (Steampunk Fantasy Romance)
Driven  by K. Bromberg (Contemporary Romance | Erotica)
Obsession  by Sofia Grey (Dark Contemporary Romance)
Off the Record  by Sawyer Bennett (Contemporary Romance)
Don't Bite the Bridesmaid  by Tiffany Allee (Paranormal Romance)
Off the Record  by Sawyer Bennett (Contemporary Romance)
Off the Record  by Sawyer Bennett (Contemporary Romance)

Clay, werewolf from Hope(less), book one of the Judgement of the Six series by Melissa Haag

Sweet Thing  by Renee Carlino (NA Contemporary Romance)
High Risk Love  by Shannon Mayer (NA Contemporary Romance)
Broken Dreams  by Dawn Pendleton (NA Contemporary Romance)
Of Darkness and Crowns  by Trisha Wolfe (NA Dark Urban Fantasy Romance)
Dark Night of the Soul  by E.M. havens (Fantasy)
Tension  by R.L. Griffin (NA Romantic Suspense)

Rylee Adamson series  by Shannon Mayer (NA Paranormal Urban Fantasy Romance)

Soul Survivor  by Michelle Nicole (Urban Fantasy Romance)

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Book Blitz & Giveaway—Rylee Adamson series by Shannon Mayer

by Shannon Mayer
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Urban Fantasy Romance

“My name is Rylee, and I am a Tracker.”
When children go missing, and the Humans have no leads, I’m the one they call.
I am their last hope in bringing home the lost ones. I salvage what they cannot.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Book Blitz {Character Interview & Giveaway}—(Mis)fortune by Melissa Haag

by Melissa Haag
Judgment of the Six  #2
Publication: April 29th 2013 by Melissa Haag
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance

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Our world is being judged and even they remain unaware.

Michelle, another young woman with an unexplainable gift, finds herself surrounded by the previously undiscovered werewolf society. Kept prisoner for the predictions that torment her, she meekly follows orders waiting for her opportunity to run. When her stepfather dies, she takes a chance and escapes.

After witnessing Blake, her captor, grow canines, she knows he will do anything to find her. She needs a place to hide and someone to listen to her predictions so her head doesn’t explode, but knows there’s nowhere she can hide forever, and no one who can protect her… unless she can find someone just like him.

Part of the fur wearing faction wants to use her, another part strives to keep her safe. The second book of the Judgement of the Six series will raise more questions about the purpose of these gifted few and Michelle will need to fight for answers. Will what she discovers be enough to help her keep those she loves safe from an emerging evil?

#NASW13 Cover Reveal—Tension by R.L. Griffin

The LUV'NV is excited to join Good Choice Reading Promotions
and NASW in the cover reveal for:

by R.L. Griffin
A By A Thread  novel
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance | Romantic Suspense

The Stella who emerges from the rubble of the bombing in Montana is a woman full of conflict. She knows she should be grateful that she lived when others didn't, but after waking in the hospital as a celebrity, complete with a new moniker, she's bitter and distrustful, questioning everything in her life. She's unsure of her friends, her new boyfriend, and her job. In addition, a face from the past reappears and threatens to take the one good thing in her life.

Stella attempts to deal with the new scrutiny of her life with her usual sense of humor, but she's filled with a new emotion that she tries desperately to hide: HATE. Her recovery is hastened by her determination to find the man who turned her into a walking scar. She's going to kill him; she needs to kill him.

Stella isn't alone. She has her close friends and her dog, Cooper. Will their support be enough to help Stella accomplish her plan, or will this endeavor be her undoing?

Expected Publication: August 1st 2013

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Book Blitz {Excerpt & Giveaway}—Don't Bite the Bridesmaid by Tiffany Allee

Don't Bite the Bridesmaid
by Tiffany Allee
Sons of Kane #1
Publication: May 27th 2013 by Entangled | Covet
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance

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Alice Shepard needs one thing: a date for her sister's wedding. And not just any date. A hunk who will make her fiancé rue the day he left her for her best friend. Her drop-dead gorgeous neighbor fits the bill—even if he is a bit quirky and never comes out during the day—and Alice has downed just enough appletinis to ask him. But she makes it quite clear that there will be no funny business.

Spending a week on a cruise ship full of humans while sleeping close to his sexy next-door neighbor sounds like a helluva bad idea to vampire Noah Thorpe. But his friends need time to get him out of a shotgun wedding—a vampire bonding that will tie his fate to a female vampire he's never met. And Alice's offer comes at just the right time.

What could possibly go wrong?

Spotlight Excerpt & Giveaway—Off the Record by Sawyer Bennett

Off the Record
by Sawyer Bennett
Book #3 of the Off series
Publication: June 11th 2013 by Big Dog Books
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

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The sparks of dislike burn hot, but the sparks of mutual attraction burn even hotter.

Ever Montgomery suffered the ultimate betrayal by the one man who she should have been able to count on for anything. It has left her hurt, jaded and incapable of forming relationships, but it also means that she can spot a liar a mile away. These traits are earning her a reputation as a reporter with a keen nose for a good story and a complete understanding of the extreme power of the written word.

Lincoln Caldwell, is the hot goalie for the New York Rangers. At twenty-four and a rising star, he works hard and he plays even harder. He’s gorgeous and carefree—the ultimate charmer. Ladies fall at his feet and the single life has never been lived the way Linc Caldwell does it.

When Ever publishes an article about Linc containing information that she received off the record, she finds herself on the receiving end of the athlete’s fury. Rather than basking in the glory of exposing Linc as a shameless user of women, she finds herself at his mercy when he demands and receives retribution. Required by her editor to trail Linc for six weeks, Ever is forced to look at the real Linc Caldwell.

And she just might find that she has misjudged him.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Blog Tour {Review & Giveaway}—Tragic by J.A. Huss

Stopping by The LUV'NV today is the Tragic blog tour, organized by Xpresso Book Tours.
We have a review of this fabulous New Adult Contemporary Romance to share with you,
and you can enter to win a $25 gift card, a custom cherry necklace, and signed copy of Tragic, plus awesome swag!

by J.A. Huss
Book #1 of Rook and Ronin series
Publication: May 15th 2013 by Science Future Press
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

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Rook Walsh is TRAGIC.

Because life so far – just sucks. Some girls get parents. Rook got the foster care system. Some girls get Prince Charming. Rook got an abusive frog. Some girls get lucky ...

Rook got a second chance.

And she took it. Because when fate throws you a bone – you grab it with both hands and run.

Antoine Chaput knows the minute he spies Rook in his photography studio that she’s got The Look. The dark and desperate look he must have to land the exclusive TRAGIC media contract.

Rook is paired up with top model, Ronin, and he’s everything her abusive ex-boyfriend wasn’t. Patient, gentle, happy, attentive, and sexy! He knows exactly what to do to make Rook blush for Antoine’s camera.

Rook’s luck changes in an instant and suddenly she’s the darling of the modeling world. It’s a dream job to go with a dream guy and all she has to do is look pretty and follow directions. But there’s always a price to pay – and Rook is about to get the bill.

Waiting on Wednesday: Soul Survivor by Michelle Nicole

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine,
spotlighting upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Raina's pick this week:

Soul Survivor
by Michelle Nicole
The Hybrid Chronicles #1
Expected publication: June 14th 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance | Urban Fantasy

Hailee Mai Hart is just a simple, normal girl. Or so she thought. When she left her one-horse town for a college education in the big city, she never could've imagined what awaited her.

She's quickly thrown into a world filled with angels, danger, and a curse ... her curse. Come to find out, she's not so simple after all. She's actually the last of her kind, and the fate of the world rests on her shoulders. She has one chance to save Earth, and it all comes down to one choice: Light or Darkness. What is right and what is wrong is all a matter of perspective, which leaves her heart dangerously tangled. No matter which path she takes people will die, and that's just not an option.

Will she be able to save everyone, or will she be the Soul Survivor?

Why I'm waiting:
I'm a huge fan of novels revolving around angels. I still adore protagonists with secreted-heritage and -origin troupes, and I love end-of-the-world premises. And the cover? Dark and mysterious, absolutely stunning. I've been stalking the author (and Amazon) for a while, waiting for a definitive release date of her debut. Well, now there is one! This Friday, June 14th, Soul Survivor  releases, and though it's only a couple more days, I can't wait to get my hands on it. This is me:

What book releases are you eagerly anticipating?
Let us know in a comment, or link us up to your own WoW post!