Monday, September 30, 2013

Tour Kick-off {Meet & Greet and Giveaway}—Kiss Me in Paris by Kimberly Kinrade & Dmytry Karpov

We're kicking off the The Kiss Me in Paris blog tour! Meet the authors, read about their book and collaborative writing, and enter to win a signed paperback plus swag or an Amazon gift card. Visit Kiss Me in Paris tour schedule for a list of reviews, excerpts, guest posts, and more!

Kiss Me in Paris
by Kimberly Kinrade & Dmytry Karpov
Deveuax #1
Publication: June 25, 2013 by Daring Books
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance

When the city of love brings two lost souls together, only their darkest secrets can tear them apart.

Winter Deveaux tried love once. It didn't end well. Unable to open herself up to another heartbreak, she hides in her romance novels as she struggles to break out as a real author. She thinks Paris holds the answer to a new start, but when her nightmare follows her across the world, she's forced to face the darkness living like cancer inside her soul. If she doesn't, she might miss her chance to become the kind of writer she's always wanted to be. But more than that, she'll miss out on the greatest love she's ever known.

Cade Savage is heir to the largest ranching family in Texas. Part cowboy, part architect, Cade has his feet forever in two worlds. When he receives an acceptance letter from the school of his dreams, he must decide between family and destiny. But ghosts from his past still haunt him, and circumstances beyond his control may decide his fate.

When Winter and Cade meet, everything they believe about life, love and what it means to be happy is put to the test.

Will the magic of Paris pull these two lost souls together? Or will their darkest secrets tear them apart?

Kiss Me in Paris is a standalone novel in the Deveuax series. Travel the world with the Deveaux sisters as they find love, and trouble, in all the right places.

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Verve & Stacking the Shelves

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.

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


Cowboy Town  by Kasey Millstead (Adult Contemporary Romance)
Dear Adam  by Ava Zavora (Adult Contemporary Romance)
Dangerous Dreams  by Aileen Harkwood (Paranormal Romantic Suspense)
Waterborn  by Kimberly James (NA Fantasy Romance)

Jonathan Yanez, author of The Elite series
S.K. Anthony, author of Kinetic

Villain Repertoire—Faust Ulfric from The Elite series by Jonathan Yanez
Villain Repertoire—Lisa Kinkaid from Kinetic

Kiss the Sky  by Becca & Krista Ritchie (NA Romance)
Guarded  by J.D. Rivera (NA Contemporary Romance)
The Silver Rift  by Teal Haviland (Fantasy)
Dream cast—A Pattern of Shadow and Light  by Melissa McPhail (Epic Fantasy)


Much love to Marion Croslydon for these awesome swag pack for her newest release, No Reverse. (Expect a giveaway soon!)
V Review of No Reverse

Thanks to Elle and Bethany-Kris for their new releases and to Cecilia Robert for her upcoming one!

An enormous "Thank you!" to William Morrow Impulse, Simon Pulse, Escape Publishing, and Indie Inked for these lovelies!

What did you haul in this week?
Link us to your recent Stacking the Shelves or Sunday Post, or share in a comment what you've added to your pile.
Is there anything you'd like to see reviewed soon from our pile? Let us know. It's always wonderful hearing from you.
Until next time ...

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Book Blitz {Excerpt & Giveaway}—Waterborn by Kimberly James

by Kimberly James
Publication: September 6th, 2013 by Kimberly James
Genre: New Adult Fantasy Romance

“You don’t have to choose. You can be both. The girl with the charm, the girl without. They both suit you.”

Caris Harper lives a charmed life. Literally.

When her dad offers to take her to the Emerald coast of Florida for summer vacation, Caris jumps at the chance. The chance to get answers to questions she’s always been too afraid to ask. The chance to be normal. Isn’t that what her dreams have been telling her, that here in the place of her birth she can be normal? But from the first moment the wind caresses her face and the sun touches her skin, the charm begins to fade, revealing a girl Caris never knew existed, one that is anything but normal. The long-buried Song that awakens is only the beginning of a transformation that will challenge her ideas about loyalty and family.

Noah Jacobs is a waterbreather—a species of human fully adaptable to life in the water. Like his older brother Jamie, Noah wants to prove they can use their abilities and be heroes in service to their country. When a simple mission goes wrong and Jamie goes missing, Noah exiles himself to the Deep in a desperate search. MIA is a classification Noah is not ready to accept. But instinct can’t be ignored. Not when he hears her Song. Caris is not what he expects and Noah is determined to get her out of his head. Instead he finds himself acting as her mentor and the more time they spend together, the more Noah realizes he just wants Caris.

When a startling truth threatens their newly formed trust, Noah straddles the line between love and obsession while Caris struggles to find a balance between the girl she thought she was and the young woman she wants to be.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: The Silver Rift by Teal Haviland

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:

The Silver Rift
by Teal Haviland
Expected publication: January 2014 by Embolden Press
Genre: Fantasy

More than a young woman. More than a warrior. And more like those she wants revenge on than she cares to face.

Why I'm waiting: First, I love the cover. Second, a warrior female who may be a little more villainous? Yes, please! The tiny blurb makes me even more curious, and because of this unedited sneak peek found on Goodreads ...

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Blog Tour {Excerpt & Giveaway}—Dangerous Dreams by Aileen Harkwood

Dangerous Dreams
by Aileen Harkwood
The Dreamrunners Society #1
Publication: June 18th, 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense

Sometimes danger comes in a dream...

Plagued by nightmares of terrorist bombings, Lara Freberg is a so-called Lost One, unaware of her psychic gift for literally being in two places at once. While her true body sleeps, her twin is helplessly drawn to scenes of unspeakable horror. Kidnapped by a corrupt, CIA-like organization determined to exploit her abilities, Lara is given no choice. Cooperate or die. Until the midnight spying missions that make her the willing prisoner of an erotic stranger. Does she dare trust him with her warning of a future attack on American soil?

Jack Mayfield will never forgive himself for being too late to free Lara from the Greys, sworn enemies of The Dreamrunners Society. An elite front line operative, Jack is able to find and save the Lost Ones no one else can. Nothing, however, can prepare him for the shock of losing the woman who holds the key to unlocking his war weary heart. Now Jack is in a race for her life. Lara's dreaming half may be able to drive him wild with passion, but can he believe her when she says the Greys haven't turned her against him and the Society?

It won't be easy to rescue his one true love from certain death.

** Dangerous Dreams is expanded from and inspired by the short story "In Her Dreams," by Aileen Harkwood **

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Release Day Blast & Giveaway—Guarded by J.D. Rivera

by J.D. Rivera
Guarded #0.5
Publication: September 17th, 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance | Novella

Vanessa Smith has her heart guarded. She’s been married to a man that sleeps around and has made her think she’s ugly and undeserving. Everything changes when she is knocked down by the famous basketball player, Jackson Berrios. A friendship ensues and everything she thought she knew about men turns out to be wrong.

Jackson Berrios was out for a run in a new city when he made contact with the beautiful Vanessa Smith. He instantly knew she was different from most girls but can he make her see that he’s different from her cheating husband?

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Tour Kick-off {Meet & Greet, Villain Repertoire & Giveaway}—Kinetic by S.K. Anthony

We're kicking off the Kinetic blog tour! Meet the S.K. Anthony, read government officials interrogating Lisa Kinkaid, and enter to win an amazing giveaway of gift cards, signed print copies, and swag. Also visit Kinetic tour schedule for reviews, excerpts, guest posts, interviews, and individual eBook giveaways!

by S.K. Anthony
The Luminaries  #1
Publication: September 20th, 2013
Genre: New Adult Urban Fantasy

Being strong is one thing. Being an unlimited source of power is quite another.

Genetically altered by the Organization, Annie Fox takes down criminals CIA-style with her luminary strength. With nothing to mend but her broken heart, she is relentlessly pursued by her boss Derek Lake. Just when Annie is about to give him a chance, her ex-husband unexpectedly comes out of hiding.

A wanted man, Nick Logan is a cold-hearted murderer who is considered enemy number one, and orders are clear: kill on contact. He is more powerful than ever and threatens the lives of those she holds most dear. His plan? Get his hands on Annie and use her Kinetic energy to destroy them all. When Annie finds herself with an opportunity to end him, she pauses, horrified by the scars covering the face she once loved. A split second that will cost her everything …

** Kinetic is a stand-alone novel. All books in series are part of the same world with the characters intertwined. **

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Blitz Launch! Dear Adam by Ava Zavora {Excerpt & Giveaway}

We're kicking off Dear Adam book blitz! Read an excerpt from this Contemporary Romance, and enter to win an Amazon gift card or an ebook copy. Visit the Dear Adam blitz page for participating blogs with guest posts, an author interview, and more excerpts!

Dear Adam
by Ava Zavora
Publication: September 16th, 2013 (First published August 31st, 2013)
Contemporary Romance

“You’re the more real to me than any man I’ve ever known ...”

To book blogger Eden, Adam is the embodiment of every literary fantasy she’s ever had. Intelligent, wickedly funny, sexy, and attentive – he and his fascinating life seem right out of a novel. Their whirlwind relationship is so intense and all consuming that soon she can’t imagine being with anyone else.

But there’s one little thing that’s keeping Adam and Eden from their happily ever after.

They’ve never met. She doesn’t even know what he looks like.

Despite how hard she’s fallen for him and how he makes her feel, Eden’s doubts begin to threaten their passionate love affair. Why is he so mysterious? Why does he seem reluctant to meet her? What is Adam hiding?

Afraid that she’s being made a fool of, Eden is forced to choose between her heart and her head. Is Adam too good to be true, as her common sense is telling her, or is the truth more startling than fiction?

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