Monday, October 28, 2013

Tour Kickoff {Excerpt & Giveaway}—Fall of Darkness by Elle Bright

We're kicking off the Fall of Darkness blog tour! Read an excerpt of this Adult Paranormal Romance, and enter to win a huge giveaway of a signed paperback, swag packs, and over 30 ebooks from other authors. Visit the Fall of Darkness tour schedule for a list of reviews, excerpts, guest post, and interviews, plus blogs giving away eBook copies of Fall of Darkness!

Fall of Darkness
by Elle Bright
The Darkness Chronicles  #1
Publication: July 5th, 2013
Adult Paranormal Romance

One woman, the fate of the world in her unknowing hands. One man, sworn to destroy her. A love so strong it defies nature. In a world of obsession, deception and betrayal, the line between good and evil fades, but one truth remains absolute. Darkness must fall.

For centuries, werewolf, Dominic Ridolfi, has battled the demons of the night, upholding the sacred pact to protect man from vampires. Yet when sent to destroy the long lost Cacciatori heiress, the vampire prophesied to free her kind from the curse of darkness, he finds himself reluctant to complete his task. The innocent beauty awakens his humanity and Dominic finds himself not in the role of assassin, but savior.

Swept away in a whirlwind romance, Kate loses herself in Dominic’s mysterious world of opulence and seduction. But Dominic has a secret. He knows the truth about Kate’s past, and her future, truths with the power to destroy them both. Only in her dreams does Kate sense the growing darkness within. Dominic saved her once, but can she save herself from the darkness within?

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Sunday, October 27, 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 share blog news from the past couple weeks
and feature the books we bought, borrowed, were gifted and given for review.

Bulletproof  by Regan Black (Adult Romantic Suspense)
Sex Snob  by Elizabeth Hayley (Adult Romantic Comedy)
Homecoming  by Cecilia Robert (NA PNR with Steampunk elements)
Broken Fences  byKelly Gendron (Adult Contemporary Romance)
(Un)wise  by Melissa Haag (YA Paranormal Romance)

Carrie Butler, author of the Mark of Nexus series (NA Paranormal Romance)

Villain Repertoire: Faye Tobler by Carrie Butler, author of the Mark of Nexus series (NA Paranormal Romance)

Sex Snob  by Elizabeth Hayley (Adult Romantic Comedy)
Dark Winter  by John Hennessy (YA/NA Paranormal Horror)
Grounded by You  by Ivy Sincalir (NA Contemporary Romance)
(Un)wise  by Melissa Haag (YA Paranormal Romance)
Fast Forward  by Marion Croslydon (NA Contemporary Romance)

Hexed  by Michelle Krys (YA Urban Fantasy)
P.J. Stone Gates Trilogy by   by D.T. Dyllin (NA Paranormal Romance)
Oblivion  by Sasha Dawn (YA Psychological Thriller)
New Adult Sleepover Weekend Giveaway ** Event **


Much love and gratitude to Jo Briggs and Itching for Books Tours

An enormous "Thank you!" to Spencer Hill Press and Disney Hyperion for these!

Thanks to HarperTeen and HarperCollins for these pretties!

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 (book or fic).
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 ...

Friday, October 25, 2013

Cover Reveal & Giveaway! Fast Forward by Marion Croslydon

Welcome to the cover reveal for:

Fast Forward
by Marion Croslydon
Second Chances #2
New Adult Contemporary Romance

From the Amazon bestselling author of No Reverse comes a moving story about love, redemption and what happens when life switches to fast forward.

Cassie learned the hard way: Love forgives … in the end.

In No Reverse, Josh and Cassie’s epic love story went from the brink of destruction to a fragile new beginning. Now they must mend their broken family and win back the son they gave up five years ago.

But second chances need to be earned and the road ahead is rocky. With Cassie on tour and Josh trying his hand at a political career, the struggle becomes clear. When the adoption takes a bad turn, Cassie and Josh are prepared to give up everything for the fight of their lives.

Will this young family finally heal the years of heartache, or will they be torn apart for good?

Expected Publication: December 19th, 2013 by Carlux Publishing
Cover design by PhatPuppy Art

Thursday, October 24, 2013

New Adult Sleepover Weekend Giveaway!

Love New Adult books?
Then check out the New Adult Sleepover Weekend!

On December 6-8, the New Adult Sleepover Weekend convention will be featuring some of today's bestselling New Adult authors and upcoming authors you'll want to keep on your radar. The weekend will be filled with parties, a book signing, reader and author dinners, and tons more! Not only do you get to discover some new authors, but you get to know them on a personal level.

These awesome authors will be in Savannah, Georgia meeting and partying with readers:

Tara SivecJasinda WilderTabatha VargoErin NoelleRenee Carlino
Chelsea M. CameronEmily SnowJennifer LaneDanielle EllwoodCheryl McIntyre
Paige WeaverE.K. BlairSelena LaurenceS.M. BoyceAshleyn Poston
Kate RothCarey HeywoodChristal MosleyKimberly ChaseStacey Marie Brown
Jen McConnelBrenda RothertAdrianne JamesAlexandra LancKris Kendall
Charlotte AbelNazrea AndrewsS.K. FallsLindsey LeggettNicole Reed
Jamie BlairDawn PendletonJ.B. McGeeJ.L. MacAlexia Haynes
Magan VernonMelody GraceJennifer SnyderAlyssa Rose IvyRachel Bateman
Devon HererraJaycee DeLorenzoBeth MichelleDawn Rae MillerMarissa Carmel
Andrea HeltsleyJennifer ComeauxHeather LyonsAshley PochStephanie Lawton
Tawdra KandleTiffany AlemanRL GriffinAnna CruiseSarra Cannon
Natasha BoydDenise Grover SwankMarie DeStafino-WathenKim KarrSage Young
Delancey StewartS.A. PriceDawn RobertsonT.H. Snyder Jen DuffeyJ.L. Fynn

These authors are currently giving away over 35 books, too!
Enter to win via Rafflecopter below.

To stay updated on the New Adult Sleepover Weekend:
Check out the NASW13 website
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Cover Reveal & Giveaway! Grounded by You by Ivy Sinclair

Welcome to the cover reveal for:

Grounded by You
by Ivy Sinclair
Publication: November 2013
NA Contemporary Romance

Lights, camera, and passions flare as a small town boy gets the break of his career. As the lines of life and art blur together, can he also find a way to win the love of the girl who got away?

Carter Samuel Groveson.

His name is on the lips of every woman in the country who has a pulse. An actor pulled from obscurity to star in the most anticipated movie of the century, he’s an enigma to all. Everyone wants a piece of him.

Except her.

Amelia St. John isn’t about to follow the life plan that her father set out for her. She refuses to be tied down or commit to anyone. A year ago, she ran as far and as fast from Sam Groveson as she could. But when he reappears in her life and asks her to be the friend he needs to keep him tethered to reality in the midst of the chaos, she can’t say no.

Unfortunately for Sam, his big break comes with expectations that threaten his career if he doesn’t toe the line. In this high stakes game of love, everyone is watching.

Expected Publication: November 2013
Cover designed by CCR Book Cover Design

Cover Reveal, Excerpt & Giveaway! (Un)wise by Melissa Haag

Welcome to the cover reveal for:

by Melissa Haag
Judgement of the Six #3
YA Paranormal Romance

The dreams start, and Bethi’s very normal life goes down the toilet. She soon realizes the dreams are actually memories from past lives ... and not just hers. She sees the lives of other women like her.

The recalled memories follow the same terrifying pattern: Dog-men chase her, and she sees her eventual tormented death. Learning from the past, Bethi sets out to find a way to live this time around. The dreams hint at an answer.

She needs to be strong enough to find it or die ... again.

** The third installment of the Judgement of the Six answers questions, questions answers, and risks the fate of the world. **

Expected Publication: November 27th, 2013
Cover designed by Melissa Haag

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Oblivion by Sasha Dawn

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:

by Sasha Dawn
Expected publication: May 27th, 2014 by EgmontUSA
Genre: Young Adult Psychological Thriller

Lisa McMann's Dead to You meets Kate Ellison's The Butterfly Clues in a psychological thriller full of romance, intrigue, and mystery.

Two years ago, Callie was found in an abandoned apartment, scrawling words on the wall: "I KILLED HIM. His blood is on my hands. His heart is in my soul. I KILLED HIM." But she remembers nothing of that night or of the three previous days. All she knows is that her father, the reverend at the Church of the Holy Promise, is missing, as is Hannah, a young girl from the parish. Their disappearances have to be connected and Callie knows that her father was not a righteous man.

But the more she remembers, the closer she comes to the horrifying truth. And when a good looking guy in school helps her to remember what she's buried for so long, she might wish she never dug up the past.

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

Spotlight Excerpt & Giveaway! Broken Fences by Kelly Gendron

Broken Fences
by Kelly Gendron
Troublemaker #2
Publication: October 15th, 2013
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Colden Saint James, Dusty Owens, and a single night of passion had equaled to poor old Mr. McAllister's broken fence. Add six years, a troublemaking photo, and there's not a fence in Texas that's gonna be safe...

It took Dusty Owens two years to land Colden "Saint" James, even if it was for only one night, but the very next day, he was gone. Now, years later, the "Saint" has returned, but he's no longer the do-gooder rookie cop Dusty remembers.

Dusty Owens always had a way of making every single one of Colden's man parts go all hard. He'd been so close to falling for the girl before he'd left Odessa. Now, due to a troublemaking photo, Colden must return to his hometown to keep her safe. Trouble is, he's a different man-not to mention the change. Well, it's gonna cause all kinds of problems where Dusty Owens and all of his man parts are concerned.

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Book Blitz Launch {Excerpt & Giveaway}—Homecoming by Cecilia Robert

We're kicking off the Homecoming book blitz! Read an excerpt, and enter to win an ebook copy and an Amazon gift card. Visit the Homecoming blitz page for participating blogs with various excerpts and teasers!

by Cecilia Robert
A Cloaked Devices short story
Publication: October 25th, 2013
Genre: NA Paranormal Romance with Steampunk elements

Five years ago, twenty-three-year-old panther shifter Sera Czedar left her home and her newly mated groom in a humiliating position after a mating ceremony gone wrong. She built a new life for herself in Varselles, the City of Outcasts where shifters exiled from their clans in the Seven Kingdoms can go for sanctuary.

Five years ago, panther shifter Levian Grayson was abandoned on the bonding bed by his bride, Sera. After years of tracking her, he arrives in Varselles, intent on staking his claim on her once and for all, even if it means hauling his slippery woman over his shoulder just to make sure that happens.

Sera has always known her homecoming would eventually catch up with her one day. The one thing she can’t bear to do is hurt Levian, which will happen as soon as he finds out the reason she left him. Is she ready to take that path? Most of all, will Levian still want her when the truth comes out?

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Cover Reveal! Dark Winter by John Hennessy

Welcome to the cover reveal for:

Dark Winter
by John Hennessy
Publication: October 9th, 2013
Upper YA/NA Paranormal Horror

Romilly Winter is no ordinary heroine, just a reluctant one.

She has a gift. She can see the future. But can she see far enough? The world in which she lives is under attack – the dead are rising, and evil follows her at every turn.

Will she be able to save herself – and the world?

From the Diary of Romilly Winter, October 14th.

"I’ve had two years to prepare for this. In that time, I have never told a soul. Of course, my Nan knew. She’d bequeathed me the mirror, after all. Now, maybe tonight, tomorrow, in a few days, the event that I don’t want to happen with all my heart, will come to pass. I’m not ready. I know I’m not ready, and yet, it will happen nonetheless.

Nan had this thing in her possession for nearly seventy years. She had told me I simply had to be at Rosewinter, prior to my sixteenth birthday no matter what objections my parents raised. She said I was ‘special’, and was the only one equipped to deal with what was coming.

The problem is, I don’t feel special, I just feel … different, and in all probability, that isn't going to be good enough.

In just two days time, I will be sixteen years old, and if anything my Nan said is remotely true, I will be lucky to survive that long …."

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Cover design by PhatPuppy Art

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Cover Reveal & Giveaway! Sex Snob by Elizabeth Hayley

Welcome to the cover reveal for:

Sex Snob
by Elizabeth Hayley
Genre: Adult Romantic Comedy

Twenty-nine year old wild, carefree, and brutally sarcastic Amanda Bishop thought her three rules for dating would weed out unworthy suitors. And they did. Until she met Shane Reed, her smart-ass, sexy-as-sin CrossFit coach who pushes all her buttons. He’s the man she loves to hate. But when the hate begins to ebb away, and is replaced by feelings she can’t handle, Amanda hides behind her rules. Will the electric chemistry she feels with Shane allow her to get beyond a painful past, or will she push him away with her rules? Rules that make her the ultimate Sex Snob.

** Sex Snob is a spin-off of Pieces of Perfect but can be read as a stand-alone novel. **

Expected Publication: November 21st, 2013
Cover designed by Raina Campbell

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Spotlight! P.J. Stone Gates Trilogy by D.T. Dyllin

Get ready ... On November 12th, the third book of D.T. Dyllin's awesome P.J. Stone Gates Trilogy releases!

Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance