RELEASE EVENT: Recklessly by A.J. Sand

Untitled2Title: Recklessly
Author: A.J. Sand
Release date: August 28th, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: Mature New Adult/Adult
Event organized by: AToMR Tours; http://atomrbookblogtours.com
Goodreads – http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17608391-recklessly

Book Description:

Wes Elliott just met his match…and she might actually burn his entire world down.

Surfing and sex. This is Wes Elliott’s life. And it’s just the way he likes it. `
After seeing his parents stay in a loveless marriage his entire life, and burying away a heartbreak from his past, he knows where romance is best left: crappy chick movies. He’d rather lust and eventually leave, and that’s exactly what the plan was when he met Lana Langston.

Except…turns out she’s only in it for the thrills, too. She’s always only in it for the thrills: life in the literal fast lane on her motorcycle, and the hot nights in forbidden places without the awkward talks in the mornings after. She’s Wes Elliott in way tighter jeans.

So, this should be perfect, right?

But the more time Wes spends with her, the more he wants the nights to turn into mornings. And maybe even longer. Suddenly, it isn’t so perfect for him anymore.
And the things he thought were buried are digging themselves up.

Now Wes is in a lot of trouble.

He’s falling in love with the one girl who might be a bigger risk than even a guy who gets barreled by the most dangerous waves in the world is willing to take on.
Can Wes and Lana figure out a way to make it work? Or is he headed for something far more reckless?
Due to the sexual content, language and violence, this work is not recommended for readers under 18.

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EXCERPT

She kept a tiny smile on her face as her gaze wandered over the length of his frame, but she paused in specific areas: his eyes, his chest and his mid-section. Wes loved that she was checking him out, and doing it so openly. No doubt, it excited him and he gladly let her indulge; he had nothing to be insecure about. The cordial sibling rivalry between him and Abel kept him in the gym at least four days a week, women seemed to dig his tattoo sleeve, and his looking like the stereotypical tall, blond surfer didn’t hurt, either. He let Abel have the longer hair though, opting to keep his short but enough to still let women run their fingers through.

“What are you doing tonight?” she asked.

Wes grinned. He really liked how forward she was. “My brother and I are going up to Malibu. Waves are better than usual.”

“You surf?” Lana reached down to fiddle with something on her bike, and Wes tilted his head to stare at her butt again. She had her phone in her hands once she was upright again, so he pulled his out. She recited her phone number, and he called it so that she could have his, too.

“Yeah, we both surf. Professionally.”

Lana dropped her hand to her hip. “Of course, sexy, tattooed blondie surfs.”

“You think I’m sexy?” Wes cocked a half-grin. He was but he liked hearing her say it. He leaned against the back of his SUV and crossed his arms over his chest.

“I think you think you’re sexy!”

“You’re thinking it, too, though,” he declared.

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About the Author

A.J. Sand grew up an only child whose parents bought her many, many books to keep her busy, so it was only natural that she would start writing her own stories. She is the author of “Documentary,” “Remake” and “Recklessly.” She lives just outside of Washington, D.C.
Author social media links:
Twitter: @ajajajsand; https://twitter.com/ajajajsand
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ajajajsand
Blog: http://ajswritingreallyblows.blogspot.com/

Event Giveaway:

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• (1) $20 Gift Card from Amazon or Barnes and Noble + (1) eCopy of Recklessly gifted from Amazon or Barnes and Noble – International
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Value of giveaway: $32 USD

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Guest Post ~ What inspired you to write Recklessly?

I started chatting with the manager and the good friend of a pro surfer a few years ago thanks to Twitter, and as a result, I became a fan of the surfer. I had the opportunity to attend his movie premiere sometime after that, and I was introduced to a world that isn’t followed by the mainstream but has a pretty dedicated fan base. It was almost like stepping into a secret society. And it didn’t hurt that there were all these gorgeous male surfers walking around, either.
And as I watched the movie, I was awestruck by all the amazing locales where this guy “works”—Fiji, Tahiti, Hawaii, Indonesia. He gets paid to go to beautiful places to seek out the best waves in the world. It was really cool to me that there were people out there who got to do this for a living. It’s sort of a lifestyle, really. So Wes, the main character in Recklessly, was born out of that.

REVIEW + GIVEAWAY: She’s the One by Erin Nicholas – Virtual Blurb Blitz Tour

 

 

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Counting on Love, Book 1

Sometimes you see love clearly. And sometimes it has to smack you in the face.


When a stranger walks up and punches him, Ryan Kaye assumes there’s a good reason. But he’s stunned to learn it’s over a one-night stand that never happened —with his friend’s sister, straight-laced Amanda Dixon. When Ryan confronts her about the lie, Amanda apologizes, but Ryan realizes he doesn’t want her to be sorry…he wants the night they supposedly spent together.


Amanda’s not looking to add anyone to her long list of commitments, so she was only trying to let a nice guy down easy by telling him a fling with Ryan broke her heart. So what if the fling only happened in her dreams? But when Ryan Kaye tempts her with the chance to go crazy and fulfill a few fantasies, she can’t resist. Thank goodness one night isn’t enough time to fall in love…


Warning: Contains a hot paramedic who knows how to get a girl to let her hair down, a girl who thinks she prefers her hair up, some naughty laser tag, some naughty role-playing and a lot of falling in love.

EXCERPT:

“What are you suggesting, exactly?” she asked.

Ryan grinned and she knew she was in trouble. She’d basically just admitted that she was interested. A firm “hell no”, maybe punctuated by a good scowl, would have possibly talked him out of it. But she hadn’t done any of that.

“You, me, some whipped cream and twenty-four uninterrupted hours.

Yep. That sounded just about perfect.

“Only twenty-four?”

In a blink, Ryan’s grin dropped and was replaced by a hot, hungry look. “I’ll give you twenty-four days if you want them.”

She was very afraid that she did. She swallowed hard. “That’s a lot of whipped cream.”

“Yeah. We’ll probably have to use some chocolate syrup and some marshmallow cream too.”

Amanda fought the smile…and the “yes, now, let’s go” that threatened. “Marshmallow cream?”

“Ever tried it?”

“For sex? No.”

“You’ll never want it on ice cream again.”

“Well, that will save me a ton of calories.”

“And, trust me, you’ll be burning up a bunch too.”

“Then how can I say no?”

Nothing bad would happen. It was Ryan. He was dangerous in a sexy, he-can-make-me-do anything-he-wants way, and there was, of course, that risk of him ruining her for all other men.

And she wouldn’t have to worry about embarrassing herself or anyone else. Ryan would be discreet. In fact, her brother was the last person who’d ever find out about anything between her and Ryan. Ryan wouldn’t risk telling Conner he’d hooked up with another of Conner’s sisters.

No way.

Ryan took a deep breath and shook his head. “I can’t believe I just made a date for sex with Amanda Dixon.”

“Did we set a date?”

“How’s right now?”

Review:

OMG….I LOVED She’s The One by Erin Nicholas!  It was such an amazing book and I got pulled right in.  I stayed up ALL night reading….finally put my kindle down at 6AM because I needed to get some sleep before work but I soooo did not want to stop.  The chemistry between Amanda and Ryan is HOT and STEAMY!! Their whole relationship begins because one of Amanda’s sisters (Olivia) says that for her birthday she wants Amanda and another sister (Emma) to trade roles for the weekend…Amanda’s job was to think like her sister Emma.  Which gets her in trouble with Ryan…until Ryan sets her straight!  Ryan is a player and everyone knows it…especially Amanda but she does not seem to care because she is still wildly attracted to him!  The two have their ups and downs through the whole story which is another reason that makes it so great…there are a few twists in the storyline!  If you have never read Erin Nicholas then I would totally recommend this book!  

5 ✭

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Erin Nicholas is the author of sexy contemporary romances. Her stories have been described as toe-curling, enchanting, steamy and fun. She loves to write about reluctant heroes, imperfect heroines and happily ever afters. She lives in the Midwest with her husband who only wants to read the sex scenes in her books, her kids who will never read the sex scenes in her books, and family and friends who say they’re shocked by the sex scenes in her books (yeah, right!).

You can find Erin on the web at:

http://www.ErinNicholas.com

http://www.ninenaughtynovelists.blogspot.com

Twitter (http://twitter.com/ErinNicholas)

Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/erin.nicholas.90)

Buy Link:

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Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shes-the-one-erin-nicholas/1115662735?ean=9781619217478

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Erin will be awarding an e-book copy of any backlist book to a randomly drawn commenter at each stop, and a Grand Prize of a $50 gift card to Amazon or B&N (winner’s choice) to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. The MORE you comment on my blog and the others on this tour the better your chances of winning.

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COVER REVEAL: Together Forever by Vicki Green

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Book: Together Forever (Forever Series, #2)
Author: Vicki Green
Genre: Contemporary Adult Romance
Release date: October 1, 2013
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions

Blurb:
After escaping her ordinary life and following her dream of writing a romance novel, Allie Richard’s finds herself falling in love with her sexy best friend Shane Barton. But all too soon, her past catches up to her, trying to tear their budding romance apart.

Finally finding the amazing girl of his dreams, Shane Barton races to protect what’s his and will do anything to protect her. This loving and sexy man is tender to the touch but will fight to keep them together.

Will Allie and Shane be able to withstand what her past throws at them to put an end to their happiness? Will they ever be able to be Together Forever?

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About Vicki:

Vicki Green grew up in Overland Park, Kansas and has resided in Olathe, Kansas for more than 25 years. Along with her husband and two teenage boys, she shares her home with her cocker spaniel’s Shadow and Mocha. She has been working full time at the same Company for almost 35 years. Her life has been filled with the most loving and caring parents, who are both in Heaven now but are still in her heart and mind daily.

Vicki enjoys reading books, too many on her Kindle and Nook to count, which is what inspired her to begin writing this book.

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COVER REVEAL: To Steal A Highlanders Heart by Samantha Holt

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Title – To Steal a Highlander’s Heart

Author – Samantha Holt

Genre – Medieval Romance

Publication Date – 30th September 2013

Publisher – Indie

Cover Artist –  Kim Killion

Book Blurb/Synopsis –

Alana sets eyes on Morgann for the first time in several years and what does he do? He captures her! But Alana refuses to go meekly with the sexy Highland warrior. Her kidnapping will reignite the rift that’s existed between the two clans since her father accused Morgann of theft and she doesn’t want to see her father harmed in the inevitable war that will ensue.

Unfortunately for Alana, the faeries seek to interfere with her plans to escape. The sidhe have a debt to repay and Tèile, the green faery, is determined to mend the rift between the clans for good. And that means ensuring Alana and Morgann marry.

Morgann has his own reasons for taking Alana and they are nothing to do with marriage or war. He wants to use her to reveal a secret from the past, the one that had him accused of theft. If only he didn’t find his childhood friend so attractive. When circumstances force them together, Alana’s life is threatened and war is imminent. Can Morgann reveal the truth without losing Alana? And will the faeries meddling help or hinder his cause?

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B008FKHIXY

Goodreads Link – http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18299299-to-steal-a-highlander-s-heart

AUTHOR BIO:

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Having studied archaeology, Samantha likes to blend her love of the past with her passion for romance to create thrilling and passionate tales set to medieval backdrops. She thinks there’s nothing sexier than a rugged warrior and a feisty maiden falling head over heels for each other.

STALKER LINKS:

Amazon Author Page – http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B008FKHIXY

Website/Blog – www.samanthaholt.org.uk

Blog: www.samanthaholtauthor.blogspot.co.uk

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/romanticfiction

Twitter – https://twitter.com/SamanthaHAuthor

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August Ever After: One Night in the Spa; Risky Surrender; and Take Me (Take a Chance #4) **Different authors**

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One Night in the Spa by Kathy Lyons

Synopsis:

What starts out as a simple massage treatment for spa manager David’s best friend Kim, turns into a night of seduction and sexual discovery.

 Always relegated to the friend zone, David is determined to show Kim what she’s been missing…one erogenous zone at a time. Sure, their friendship is on the line. And sure, David’s hiding a motive larger than either him or Kim. But the second his hands touch her smooth skin, he just doesn’t care anymore.

Kim’s been so focused on the loss of her sports career that she’s had no time for romance or sex. But her response to David can’t be denied. Is it just that her body’s been missing out, or could her heart be involved too?

Buy Links

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18331397-one-night-in-the-spa

Amazon Buy: http://www.amazon.com/Night-Entangled-Ever-After-ebook/dp/B00EGJE2WS/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1376399963&sr=1-1&keywords=one+night+in+the+spa

 Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/one-night-in-the-spa-kathy-lyons/1116394348?ean=9781622662449

Author’s Links:

Website: www.kathylyons.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JadeLeeAuthor

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JadeLeeBooks

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/568632.Kathy_Lyons

 

 

Cover_Risky Surrender - Robin Bielman

Risky Surrender by Robin Bielman

Synopsis:

Archeologist Lucy Davenport made a promise to retrieve an elusive piece of history buried in the walls of an iconic Indian village. But when she draws unwanted attention that interferes with her secret plans, she’s forced to risk it all with a man who threatens not only her goal, but the walls she’s carefully constructed around her heart.

Keats McCall is an environmental preservationist navigating the globe on behalf of heritage protection. When he catches Lucy at his latest project, he suspects she’s up to something. She secretive, sexy as hell—and has trouble written all over her. He devises a plan to keep her close so he can keep an eye on her. But what he isn’t prepared for is just how close he wants to get.

Buy Links

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18331349-risky-surrender

Amazon Buy Link: http://www.amazon.com/Risky-Surrender-Entangled-After-ebook/dp/B00EGJE3MC/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1376400118&sr=1-1&keywords=risky+surrender

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/risky-surrender-robin-bielman/1116394349?ean=9781622662395

Author’s Bio:

Robin Bielman lives in Southern California, a bike ride away from the ocean if she’s feeling really adventurous. She loves books and baking and running on the treadmill while watching her favorite TV shows. When she’s not reading or writing her next story, she’s spending time with her high school sweetheart husband and two sons, most likely watching, playing, or discussing baseball. She drives too fast, drinks too much caffeine, and if every day were Cupcake Day, she’d be a happy camper! She loves to connect with readers. You can find her online at www.robinbielman.com or on Facebook and Twitter.

Author’s Links:

Website: http://robinbielman.com

Blog: http://robinbielman.com/blog

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RobinBielman

Facebook: http://facebook.com/RobinBielmanWriter

Goodreads: http://goodreads.com/RobinBielman

 

Cover_Take Me (Take a Chance #4) - Diane AlbertsTake Me (Take a Chance #4) by Diane Alberts

Synopsis:

Married in the morning…

 Professional heartbreaker Mike Worth thrived on the chase—and dancer Morgan Collins represented the ultimate prize. But there was no way he was going to throw away his single-man status…not even for an elusive redhead with sparkling eyes and mile-long legs. So how did he let one drunken Vegas night end with I do instead of hell no?

Morgan’s life revolved around her career and she had no intention of letting a man interfere—even if Mike made her question all her rules about love. At his urging, she reluctantly agreed to give their spur-of–moment marriage a chance. But once their trial-honeymoon ended, would she choose to follow the dance and leave her unforgettable husband behind?

Buy Links:

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18309801-take-me

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Take-Chance-Entangled-After-ebook/dp/B00EGJE4PS/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1376400048&sr=1-1&keywords=take+me+diane+alberts

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/take-me-diane-alberts/1116394352?ean=9781622662401

Author’s Bio

Diane Alberts has always been a dreamer with a vivid imagination, but it wasn’t until 2011 that she put her pen where her brain was, and became a published author.  Since receiving her first contract offer, she has yet to stop writing. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a cat, and a Senegal parrot. In the rare moments when she’s not writing, she can usually be found hunched over one knitting project or another.
She is a multi-published, bestselling author with Entangled Publishing, Swoon Romance, and Decadent Publishing. She has, as of this date, four books with Entangled Publishing, one book with Swoon Romance, and five older books with Decadent Publishing. Her February release with Entangled Publishing, ON ONE CONDITION, hit #18 on the Barnes and Noble Bestseller List, and TRY ME, hit #76 on Amazon. Her Swoon Romance novella, CAPTIVATED BY YOU, hit #31 on the Barnes and Noble bestseller list. Diane is represented by Louise Fury from the L. Perkins Agency.

Author’s Links

Website: www.dianealberts.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DianeAlberts

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/DianeAlberts6

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5081315.Diane_Alberts

 

RELEASE DAY BLITZ: Two Roads by L.M. Augustine

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Release Day August 26th 

SYNOPSIS:

 The only person poetry-loving Cali Monroe hates more than herself is Logan Waters, the geeky kid who lives in the dorm building next to hers.
Ever since Cali’s parents told her she would amount to nothing, she has felt entirely inadequate. Friendless and alone, she takes on the mean girl role in hopes it will make her feel better–and Logan serves as the perfect target. He infuriates her with his obnoxiously long lashes, his all too perfect dimpled smile, and his complete lack of personality outside of his intelligence. It doesn’t hurt that he’s part of the reason her brother is dead, either. So Cali hates him, and he returns the favor. Thus, their prank-filled, insult-driven rivalry is born, and torturing Logan quickly becomes the highlight of her life.

But when Cali’s parents set them up on a blind date, she begins to realize Logan might not be as boring as she always thought. He shares her love of poetry, takes a sadistic pleasure in making fun of crepes, and he makes her blush when he calls her smile pretty.

And hey, maybe those long lashes of his aren’t that obnoxious after all…

Two Roads is New Adult Romance about finding love, standing out, and learning to embrace who you are. It contains some language and mild sexual content.

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Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ES2GFCS/ref=tsm_1_fb_lk

Goodreads- http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18071872-two-roads

B &N buy link- http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/two-roads-lm-augustine/1116739648?ean=2940148579007

 

Author Info:

L.M. Augustine is a YA romance author who is obsessed with writing about dorky teenagers, love, and happy endings. He currently lives in New England, where he spends far too much time reading books and screaming at his computer, and he believes that the solution to the world’s problems can be found in chocolate cake.

Author Links:

Facebook page- https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAugustineYA

Twitter- https://twitter.com/AuthorAugustine

Goodreads author page- http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6906110.L_M_Augustine

Website- http://authoraugustine.blogspot.com/2013/07/cover-reveal-two-roads-by-me.html

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REVIEW: Dangerous Ally by Michelle Grey

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Lacey Jordan is expecting dinner, and hopefully, an engagement announcement. Not her own, of course. After two serious screw-ups, she’s all but sworn off relationships. When she arrives at her father’s house to celebrate his future happiness though, he’s nowhere to be found.

As the hours pass, the worst scenarios Lacey’s mind can conjure send her rushing into action. However, reality proves even more frightening as she discovers that her father’s recent scientific breakthrough is one that people would kill for. To make matters worse, the source of the information is the one person she’d hoped to never see again.

Caleb Mansfield, her father’s former protégé and her former lover, needs Lacey’s cooperation, and the very trust he’d stolen years before. But Lacey can’t be certain if Caleb’s working with her or against her.
Running out of time, she has nowhere else to turn. As the trail leading to her father narrows, Lacey becomes a target, risking her life to save him. Too late, she understands that with Caleb back in her life, she’s risking her heart as well.

REVIEW:

**I received a copy of Dangerous Ally in exchange for an honest review**  I really enjoyed this book…it took a few chapters to really get into the book but once I did I really enjoyed it.  The chemistry between Lacey and Caleb was electric and jumped off the page.  The story focuses on Lacey and Caleb’s attempt to figure out who wanted to kidnap her father and why.  They had many different suspects but the one that turned out to be the real bad guy was one they never thought of.  I tend to be really good at figuring out things before the characters do but even that took me by surprise!  The only thing I did not like about the book was the title…in my mind it didn’t fit.  I can’t really explain why I don’t think it fits but to me it just doesn’t.  

I give this book 4 1/2 ✭